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System Utilities are a type of system software used to support the computer infrastructure, distinguishing it from application software which is aimed at directly performing tasks that benefit ordinary users. Commonly used utilities include password managers, disk managers, system monitors, data synchronization tools, security and antivirus software and editors.

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Calling all System Administrators!!

We are excited for SysAdmin Day on July 28th! To celebrate, we are compiling the best SysAdmin stories from our community. We would love the opportunity to showcase your heroic tales of crazy problems you solved to keep the tech world going in our upcoming blog piece.  

Comment below or message us before Friday July 21st at 12pm PST to have your story included.
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by:Experts Exchange
Thanks! We are looking for stories from within the EE community!
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Not sure if this really counts, because I wasn't the SysAdmin in this scenario; instead, I was the problematic user! But here goes: back when I was a student at CalPoly, we had access to the school's UNIX system for things like our email. I had taken the C and UNIX class, so I knew my way around the command line enough to do more than just use PINE to check my email. I also really liked the SETI @ Home project, so I got the UNIX version of the client and installed it on my account on the school's system and would just let it run.

I think maybe I had it going for a month and I have no idea what sort of resources it was taking up. I imagine it wasn't really all that bad, but eventually, a SysAdmin did shut it down and told me not to do that again...

I imagine college SysAdmins have to deal with a lot of shenanigans like that! :-D
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Do you have a plan for Continuity?
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Do you have a plan for Continuity?

It's inevitable. People leave organizations creating a gap in your service. That's where Percona comes in.

See how Pepper.com relies on Percona to:
-Manage their database
-Guarantee data safety and protection
-Provide database expertise that is available for any situation

A customer of mine has a malware infested Windows 10 OS and would like me to reload the Win 10 OS so that all applications and data that are currently installed will remain in place.

How can this be done?
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I have removed virus infected hard drives from Windows 10 laptops and have connected them as secondary hard drives to another Windows 10 desktop.

 The malware, spyware, adware, and viruses have been removed from these previously infected Win 10 hard drives. Now when these hard drives are scanned there are no threats detected.

Please provide me with the instructions for using AutoRuns.exe to analyze the startup items for these offline Windows 10 hard drives.
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I have removed virus infected hard drives from Windows 10 laptops and have connected them as secondary hard drives to another Windows 10 desktop.

 The malware, spyware, adware, and viruses have been removed from these previously infected Win 10 hard drives. Now when these hard drives are scanned there are no threats detected

 What is the correct syntax for running the SFC command to repair the Windows 10 operating system on these slaved Windows 10 hard drives? I would like to make sure that any additional OS damage or corruption is also repaired.

 When I run the SFC command within a Windows 10 OS I use the following syntax:

 SFC /scannow

 Please provide me with the correct syntax for running the SFC command within Windows 10 for Windows 10 hard drives that are connected as secondary drives.
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I have removed virus infected hard drives from Windows 10 laptops and have connected them as secondary hard drives to another Windows 10 desktop.

The malware, spyware, adware, and viruses have been removed from these previously infected Win 10 hard drives. Now when these hard drives are scanned there are no threats detected

What is the correct syntax for running the DISM command to repair the Windows 10 operating system on these slaved Windows 10 hard drives? I would like to make sure that any additional OS damage or corruption is also repaired.

When I run the DISM command within a Windows 10 OS I use the following syntaxes:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth

Please provide me with the correct syntax for running the DISM command within Windows 10 for Windows 10 hard drives that are connected as secondary drives.
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I have a 233Gb zipped file.... Can you recommend a tool that will allow me to view the compressed files and choose only the ones I want to extract?
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How can I Reset forgotten local administrator user password in window 2008
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Recently my one and only 1 TB hard drive failed.  I bought a 2 TB hard drive to replace it and was able to restore my system via a Carbonite image.  

My confusion is that when I open "My Computer" and look at drive C:, its size is reported as  919 GB.  However, using the Disk Management tool tells me the following regarding healthy partitions:

78 MB, OEM partition

12.25 GB NTFS Recovery partition, system, active, primary partition

1850.69 GB NTFS OS (C: ) OS partition boot, page file, crash dump, primary partition


So what is actual size of drive C: ?  Is there any way to access the entire 2 TB of disk space?

(By the way, I am using Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell XPS computer.)
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I'm looking for zipping tools that could create zips with password
for OS/400 R7  platform so that sensitive data in files are encrypted
& when we sftp over to Windows/Unix, the encrypted zipfiles are
sent over : for PCI-DSS compliance, we want data at rest to be
encrypted both at AS400 & the Windows/Unix ends.

Ideally the zipping tool can be called by RPG & Cobol

In Unix, we can 'pipe' data stream directly into a zip; would be good
to have this feature for the AS400 tool.  

Also, we have tons of logs (eg: audit trails) taking up valuable space
in AS400 so this zipping can hopefully reduce the size of these
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SYSTEM
Windows 7 Ultimate
NTFS Boot C:\ Drive
Desktop Machine, 5.25 Inch HDD, 500 GB

BACKGROUND
Originally, I formatted the drive with two partitions of about 250 GB each.
One of the partitions is bootable with the OS on it. The other partition was for data only.

I used:  Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management
to Remove the Data Partition.

Then I tried to Extend Volume on the Boot partition to include the now empty data partition, but there is a message saying the space is limited.
You can only extend the volume to the available space shown below because your disk cannot be converted to dynamic or the volume being extended is a boot or system volume.
The space shown is only 250 GB total. So no extension is possible using Win 7 Disk Management.

QUESTION
I need to extend the boot partition to include the space just released by the other partition. The total space of the boot partition needs to be 500 GB, the full size of the disk (except for the "Reserved System" space of about 100 MB.) Is there a tool that makes this possible?

NOTE
I will be using Clone Zilla to clone this hard drive as I have done in the past. Not sure if there is a way to extend the size of the boot partition using that tool. I do not want to clone the disk 1::1 at the moment until this is resolved.
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Watch the Recording: Learning MySQL 5.7
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 Watch the Recording: Learning MySQL 5.7

MySQL 5.7 has a lot of new features. If you've dabbled with an older version of MySQL, it is definitely worth learning.

In real business world data are crucial and sometimes data are shared among different information systems. Hence, an agreeable file transfer protocol need to be established.
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Hello everyone,
I'm looking for an easier way to connect to my HP ProCurve switches for monitoring and configuring via my workstation.
I know I can take a laptop and connect to each one to set a static IP and get SNMP enabled, but I'm looking for a more efficient way to accomplish these tasks.  Any ideas?

Thanks,
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As the title mentions, Realtek HD Audio Manager is consistently muting my headphones for some reason. I have tried using the microphone/headset on other devices and it works perfectly fine. But when I plug the headphones in, it works for the first few seconds then mutes. I have to manually go on the application and un-mute the microphone device in order for people to hear me online.
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Hi Experts,

I'm looking to see which files were placed today (or last few days) on a network drive, since they can be in different folders/sub folders, how can I get such a list?

PS. If I can see which user created them that would be great..
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Hi Experts,

I had a software that displayed all files in my pc with shapes illustrating how much each file consumes, for some reason I forgot the name of the program, would like to download at a new pc, perhaps you can help me..

Thanks
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How to find and eliminate duplicate files on your Windows systems.
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade or two, we've accumulated and shared many 10s of thousands of pictures. And in an effort to begin managing them, it seemed that finding and deleting duplicates was a pretty good start. Easier said than done.

About 8 or 9 years ago, I wrote a program that enumerated all files of a type (extension) in any drive (or folder). Once all the file names are "listed", I added a section to then get an MD5 hash of each file. As each file is hashed, it writes 4 pieces of data to a tab (or comma) delimited text file:
32h byte hash,  file size,  file name,  full file name.

1. Select Drive

When you run DupeFF.exe, all available drive letters will be listed down the left side - choose one.

2. Select a Folder

You can search entire drives, or select a specific folder. Whatever you select will be searched entirely including all sub-folders.

3. Select a File Type

You can search for any file type. If you want to select ALL files (all types),
click the last type "*" listed. Or select any other type by entering the extension where the "*" is. To select any excel spreadsheet type, enter "xl*" (it will find xls, xlsm, xlsb, etc.)

4. Click the #4 Enumerate File List button

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Dears, I want transfer Oracle EBS 12.1.1 From IBM AIX 6.1 To Oracle Enterprise 5.10

That's Good Action for this issue

Thanks
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People,

I’d like to know what’s your suggestion and comments regarding implementing SCCM and SCOM 2016 in the existing multi-site Data Centre environment for my environment below?
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/system-center-solutions

Because at the moment, my current IT environment is spread across three different cities in

Site1: 2 Data Center, 2 site offices [250 workstation users, 45 physical servers, 89 VMs]
Site2: 1 Data Center, 2 site offices [100 workstation users, 30 physical servers, 100 VMs]
Site3: 1 site offices [90 workstation users, 15 physical servers]

Most of them running Windows and VMware:
Server: Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2 up to 2012 R2 and few Linux servers.
Workstation: Windows 7 and Windows 10 and few MacOSX
Mobile device: Apple iOS and Android
Network device: Cisco routers, ASA & switches, HP switches and PaloAlto Firewall

At the moment I’m using multiple monitoring tools & software to achieve multiple things:

Workstation: LANSweeper
Server Monitoring: Solarwinds IPMonitor
Network Monitoring: PRTG
Server and Network Trending & Capacity planning: Zabbix [this is the only reason I use it and for capacity planning as well]

Can SCCM and SCOM version 2016 be implemented to replace those multiple old monitoring software above?

What are your challenges or cons when using SCCM/SCOM?

Thanks in advance
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MY OS is win 10 pro 64 bit and I use Office 2016 and the Edge.  I think the Edge has accomulated a few additional Add Ins that I am not aware of.  How do I find out, the steps, to see what are the Add Ins that I have installed in the Edge.  And what are the basic Add Ins that are necessary for the efficient functioning of the Edge.
Thank u.
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector
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Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Hi,

  How to resolve the SMPS automatically restart issue.
 If i start my machine. SMPS fan & cabin fans are start rotating then again stop and then gain start and then after 2 seconds again stop continuously.
 what should i do?
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Hi folks,
I need to capture the security event logs on a Windows server and copy them to a remote file server on the same network. This needs to happen in real-time without user intervention. I was planning on running a scheduled task on either the file server destination or on the source server itself. Can anyone recommend a tool for accomplishing this task. One of the requirements by upper management is that it must be a free solution. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Hi,
What is the format of such EDI file?
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ai8CrEskdewXk0pZF4AVl41MuIM0

And how to locate the DGS, TMP or DIM segments inside it?
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i have multiple computers that are connected to a domain that multiple users use. I currently use CCleaner and Advanced System Care to clean the junk and get them running better. do i have to log in as each user and do this or will logging in as the local admin clean all the users junk on that computer? should i be doing something else?

thank you
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Hi Experts,
could you please suggest a utility to extract 7zip formatted file. On a xp machine where I cannot install any program.

pls advise
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Hi,


In canon pixma mg2922 printer how to print and scan always  default black and white not color to save catridge. I removed color catridge and kept only B&W but it did not work. How to achieve this. please advise
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System Utilities

12K

Solutions

15K

Contributors

System Utilities are a type of system software used to support the computer infrastructure, distinguishing it from application software which is aimed at directly performing tasks that benefit ordinary users. Commonly used utilities include password managers, disk managers, system monitors, data synchronization tools, security and antivirus software and editors.