Systems Administration

Happy birthday, you lumbering MS-DOS-based mess: Windows 98 turns 20 today

The Register - 4 hours 28 min ago
Rose-tinted spectacles ON. Nope, not doing anything

Windows 98 turns 20 today. However, rose-tinted spectacles still don't make a hybrid 16 and 32 bit OS tottering on top of MS-DOS any more appealing.…

Replacing a failed drive in an LVM volume group

I've tried searching but there seems to be remarkably little out there on how to replace a failing drive. I cannot add a new drive first, all available slots already have a drive in them ... this seems to be the most common scenario described in the search results I find.

I tried following this but I think this is outdated or missing a step or has a wrong step in it because two logical volumes refuse to sync, stating they are missing rmeta data, and after resync'ing the other volumes had missing super-blocks (which likely means it wrote over all the data).
I see kernel errors of something like:

device-mapper: raid: New device injected into existing array without 'repair' or 'rebuild' parameter specified

I have another machine with a failing drive in an LVM vg and I'd like to replace it ... and have it go smoothly.

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how to import AD users into Adobe Team/Enterprise Console?

Sysadmin - 4 hours 39 min ago

Hi folks

We are new to Adobe Enterprise/Team VIP etc..

Due to this guide it is only possible to import these AD users over a CSV file: https://helpx.adobe.com/enterprise/using/users.html

Is there no other way? I mean if another user is onboarding our company I dont want to export/import these CSV files all the time (I work for a company with 2700+ employees..)?

Thanks and best regards

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NTFS Permission issue on a OneDrive folder

Sysadmin - 4 hours 43 min ago

We currently redirect Desktop and Documents content to OneDrive for Business. I am testing regular OneDrive to eventually move to it. I installed OneDrive and applied the GPO that redirects those two folders. Desktop worked fine. All files redirect as expected. Documents does not. I looked in event viewer and am getting a permissions error. When I go into the properties of the "Documents" folder under "OneDrive - BusinessName" it shows the owner of the folder as being the local administrators group. Once I change the owner to my user everything works fine. When I look at the security of the Desktop folder under onedrive it shows my user as the owner. Any ideas as to why this might be happening? As far as I know OneDrive needs to be installed as admin. I have tried it without and it just gets hung up during install. It's weird that its only the Documents folder that is having the issue. Any ideas very appreciated. Thanks

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Upgrading Windows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Enterprise

Sysadmin - 4 hours 45 min ago

We are going through an IT refresh of sorts over the coming weeks. One of the things we've been given budget for is Windows 10 Enterprise.

How is best to deploy this? Should we do a fresh install of Windows 10 Ent on our machines? Or is it a case of just putting in a license key on our Pro machines?

If we were to install 10 Ent as a fresh install, do all the Windows 10 Apps get stripped out to begin with?

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Space Drop 1.9 - Drag-and-drop file management.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 4 hours 46 min ago

Space Drop is an essential utility for Mac users who want to seriously speed up their workflow. This app makes dragging-and-dropping files much easier with a handy dock that instantly appears whenever you start dragging a file. It creates a temporary place for you to store your files whilst you navigate to where they need to be dropped. This frees up your mouse and makes the process much more pleasant.

Features
  • Add single or multiple files into Space Drop in one go, if you drag in multiple files together, it'll create a stack group of those files combined.
  • Allows you to create a temporary storage space for files and folders you need quick access to or need to collate before dragging them to another app or location.
  • Add files and folders to Space Drop by dragging them to the drop window, menubar icon and/or dock icon.
  • Supports multiple monitor set ups.
  • Supports almost every file type and cocoa application.
  • Control which apps Space Drop will detect dragging on.
  • Customize color, opacity, window position and much more.
  • Works with full screen apps.
  • Supports QuickLook to preview files within your Space Drop.
  • Configure the app to launch when you login to your Mac.
  • Toggle the Space Drop window using a hotkey if set.
  • Right click on files and select delete to remove them or press the trash can icon to remove all files.


Version 1.9:
  • Fixed an issue with dragging from Space Drop to web browsers


  • OS X 10.10 or later


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Negative 1.2.7 - Read your documents with comfort in the dark.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 4 hours 49 min ago

With Negative you can read your e-books and e-textbooks in PDFs after dark without tiring your eyes.

Negative has three working modes:

  • Normal - no inverted colors. In this way, you can open documents to yourself, for example, in Preview on Mac
  • Inverted - here the colors are just reversed, everything is in reverse
  • Inverted with Sepia - the picture in the negative with the sepia added, which in my opinion further improves the comfort of reading in the dark.

Each of the modes is activated one after the other, like on a carousel, after next clicking on the button with the eye on the toolbar. On the toolbar you will also find a field for entering the page number to which you want to jump. If no document was previously open, the program will start without a window open. Select File -> Open in the menu.



Version 1.2.7:
  • Support for Italian language (Negative in italiano)
  • The program remembers whether the toolbar is visible or hidden


  • macOS 10.12 or later


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VMblog Video Interview with NeuVector about DockerCon 2018, Kubernetes, Security and More

Following the conclusion of DockerCon 2018, VMblog spoke with Henrick Rosendahl, Business Development at NeuVector, to learn more about the company, the containers market and the show. ...(read more)

Translatium 8.3.3 - Versatile translation app (was Modern Translator).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 4 hours 54 min ago

Translatium (was Modern Translator) can help you break through any language barrier - one of the most powerful translation apps on macOS.

Features
  • 150+ languages and dialects - Translate words, phrases, and text between more than 150 languages and dialects
  • Voice input and output - Use your voice to type and listen to translations using text-to-speech
  • Camera translation - Use your camera to translate text into nearly 20 languages instantly
  • Handwriting - Don't know how to type a word? Draw it!
  • Dictionary - Including meanings, synonyms, examples, and more
  • Personalization - Personalize your experience with beautiful themes and colors


Version 8.3.3:
  • Fixes bugs


  • OS X 10.9 or later


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I know the swag apartment or fancier car might be tempting, but have a nest egg first.

Sysadmin - 4 hours 58 min ago

This is mostly geared to the younger IT people here, as I would assume most senior level guys either know better, make enough that saving is easy, or have been through this before.

But in case no one told you: IT is volatile and unpredictable. Everything is fine and dandy until it isn't, and you can go from having a typical, boring Monday day to an extreme crisis situation in seconds. I thought our network was facing an issue that surely could've been a revenue generating event. As my pulse started to race and I could feel that frog in my throat, the only comfort was knowing that I have enough savings to last me a good while. Luckily it was a false alarm, but I knew that if worst came to worst, I wouldn't have to worry about how the bills were going to be paid on top of everything else. Don't assume you can get a new job lined up right away, especially considering the relevant details of how and why you left your last position. If you get that raise or promotion or what have you, before you run out and crank up your monthly expenses with material upgrades, make sure you've got at LEAST 6 months savings, preferably a year. A year will give you time to upgrade or refine any skills necessary to secure your next ulcer-inducing excursion into the wonderful world of IT.

Bonus tip: The swag apartment and shiny sports come with all sorts of diminishing returns, (except for the associated costs).

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to curl up in the fetal position with a bottle of vodka.

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Uber's London licence appeal off to flying start: No, you cannot do driver eye tests via video link

The Register - 4 hours 59 min ago
Amid Greyball and hack cover-up, app biz isn't endearing itself

A contrite Uber told Westminster Magistrates' Court today that it "fully accepts" last year's decision by Transport for London (TfL) to revoke its taxi operating licence as "justified".…

Equipment replacement

Sysadmin - 5 hours 1 min ago

Say you are going to replace a manged network switch due to total failure of its power supply etc.

We have switch configs backed up and can restore them.

But, what about for example a 48 port switch that has numerous vlans. When you physically replace that switch, are you "quick labeling" each cable so that you know where to re plug it back in? Or do you just physically plug everything in and then worry about moving vlans around between the ports as things need it due to not working etc. ?

Any tricks on efficient ways to do this? I've thought of different ways but it is tedious to label everything right before replacing, and if you need to hurry then its tough.

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For the love of a good IT book: The No Starch Press story

When No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock decided that his new venture would go for quality instead of quantity, he made the right choice. “We haven’t had a down year in at least the last 23. This year who knows? I hope we’ll be up but I’m not guessing,” he told Help Net Security. The current situation in IT publishing Unsatisfied with the poor quality of many published titles, Pollock had been wanting to start … More →

The post For the love of a good IT book: The No Starch Press story appeared first on Help Net Security.

SUNRISE Contacts 2018 2.7.0 - Powerful contacts and management tool.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 6 min ago

SUNRISE Contacts 2018 is a contacts and general information management tool designed to be spyware-free and privacy-protected for your personal or business use. The contacts component (i.e., contacts.fmp12) is free and unlimited. For changes to this software, feel free to contact the developer. To gain access to other databases, don't hesitate to visit developer's software page for further details.

Notes from developer: Header picture you see in the interface sample can be changed (to suit your organisation's corporate colours and designs, or simply to add your family photos), and will shrink as you adjust the window size (threshold adjustable in the Preferences section)
To install, change download location in your browser to your FAT32-formatted USB drive, remove it, and re-insert, and open the dmg. This should solve GateKeeper issues, including any attempts to lose the link between SUNRISE Contacts 2018.app and the primary database file (i.e., contacts.fmp12). Our product has been fully tested for malware using VirusTotal.com and Kaspersky Anti-Virus and has a clean bill of health. To prove our claims, if you find any viruses or other malware in our product with your anti-virus software and we can duplicate the results, you will receive a free license key.



Version 2.7.0:
  • Expanded U.S. English capabilities to lookup databases.


  • OS X 10.11 or later


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SUNRISE Contacts 2018 2.6.8 - Powerful contacts and management tool.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 6 min ago

SUNRISE Contacts 2018 is a contacts and general information management tool designed to be spyware-free and privacy-protected for your personal or business use. The contacts component (i.e., contacts.fmp12) is free and unlimited. For changes to this software, feel free to contact the developer. To gain access to other databases, don't hesitate to visit developer's software page for further details.

Notes from developer: Header picture you see in the interface sample can be changed (to suit your organisation's corporate colours and designs, or simply to add your family photos), and will shrink as you adjust the window size (threshold adjustable in the Preferences section)
To install, change download location in your browser to your FAT32-formatted USB drive, remove it, and re-insert, and open the dmg. This should solve GateKeeper issues, including any attempts to lose the link between SUNRISE Contacts 2018.app and the primary database file (i.e., contacts.fmp12). Our product has been fully tested for malware using VirusTotal.com and Kaspersky Anti-Virus and has a clean bill of health. To prove our claims, if you find any viruses or other malware in our product with your anti-virus software and we can duplicate the results, you will receive a free license key.



Version 2.6.8:
  • Expanded U.S. English capabilities to lookup databases.


  • OS X 10.11 or later


Download Now

Firefox Developer Edition 62.0 - Official Firefox release channel for experimental (beta) builds (was Aurora).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 8 min ago


Firefox Developer Edition (was Aurora) is the rapid-fire release channel for the next iteration of the Firefox Web browser. The Developer channel is where users can test the latest features and innovations. Users can expect an increase in polish from the raw, cutting edge features in the nightly builds. These releases may not be as stable as beta or final releases.

With Firefox Developer Edition:

  • Experience the newest innovations in an unstable environment that's not for the faint of heart
  • Provide feedback on features and performance to help determine what makes the final release


Version 62.0:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


  • OS X 10.9 or later


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Opera Beta 54.0.2952.31 - Opera browser with latest features and refinements (was Opera Next) (beta).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 12 min ago


Opera Beta (was Opera Next), updated every couple of weeks, gives you the latest refinements to the Opera browser. Follow our progress and test the latest features.



Version 54.0.2952.31:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.


  • OS X 10.10 or later


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Tomates 8.1 - Effective work and rest management (was Tomates Time Management).

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - 5 hours 14 min ago


Tomates (was Tomates Time Management and Pomodoro Time Management before that) helps you improve your productivity by using one of the most effective management methods in personal or pair-working environments. The app is highly configurable in aspects such as time for breaks or tasks, notifications, pomodoro series, all of it in a beautiful and detailed interface. Inside Tomates you will find...

  • Reports to compare your productivity
  • Beautiful graphs to check your progress in a blink of an eye
  • Customize task time
  • Customize short and long break time
  • Choose to play a sound or not when a break or a task has finished
  • Set how many pomodoros (tasks) constitute a work series
  • The pomodoro (task) timer can be paused/resumed/reset
  • Session and goal counters can be reset


Version 8.1:
  • Solved the problems that stops textfield in task view to filter tasks
  • Fix issue with Work Activity sync.


  • macOS 10.13 or later


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Am I Getting Fucked? Security Rack/Cabinet quotes

Sysadmin - 5 hours 15 min ago

Hi there,

We got a quote from our vendor for the following options (includes 1 rack, and 1 day of 1 man labor):

Hoffmann: $1,230.00

Hoffman EWMW242425 with EWMF2 Fan Kit

Chatsworth: $1,200.00

Chatsworth 11900-724 with 12804-701 Fan Kit

Great Lakes: $1,255.00

Great Lakes GL2418WM with 7217WS Fan Kit

I have no experience with cabinets, so any advice would be great! I am presenting this to management, so some reasoning would be amazing as well.

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