Systems Administration

What hypervisors are you Linux shops running these days?

Sysadmin - 18 hours 11 min ago

I work in a predominately windows shop with very few Linux machines and by no means would I consider myself a Linux guy, however I’ve been dabbing more and more into the Linux world and finding out I am liking it the more I get involved.

My goal is to replace as many windows services with linux in my lab so this leads me to the question of what are you Linux shops running for hypervisors?

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[Surface Pro 3]Microsoft Edge not detecting any printer.

Sysadmin - 18 hours 24 min ago

Hey guys,

Long time lurker in-between tickets.
I've thought I'd ask for some help here as I'm facing quite a puzzle since month.
I'm currently working with a Surface 3 park using intune as MDM.

Most of those machines seem to have a common problem,
Edge, is incapable of reaching any printer. Be it network, or local(XPS printer).
I've read and experimented for a month now trying to find a solution. To the point of researching during my weekends. But can't seem to do so.

I tried many things.
Remapping the printers
Reinstalling the drivers

Those steps give me very inconsistent results. Sometimes working, sometimes not.

Even reinstalling the OS doesn't seem to resolve the issue every time. It's more of a 50/50 success rate.

I was wondering if any of you ever faced something similar.

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Monitoring with REIMANN

Sysadmin - 18 hours 33 min ago

Hi, How popular is network host monitoring with Reimann?

Thanks Siju

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WhatsApp 0.2.8505 - Desktop client for WhatsApp Messenger.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

WhatsApp is the desktop client for WhatsApp Messenger, a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

Version 0.2.8505:
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Findings 2.0.1 - Lab notebook app for scientists.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

Findings is a notebook app for scientists. When running experiments in a lab, it is crucial to keep track of what one is doing, to be able to later reproduce the results, assemble and publish them. This is what lab notebooks are for. For as long as science has existed, lab notebooks have been made of paper. There is something great about paper, and the freedom and flexibility it affords. But in 2014, paper starts to show its limits in other areas where computers have taken over: storing results, analyzing data, searching, replicating, sharing, preserving, and more. Findings ambition is simple: make your computer a better tool than paper to run experiments and keep lab records.

Version 2.0.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later

  • Adds menu item for removing an entry or protocol from the currently selected collection, also enabling the use of the backspace key for that action.
  • Keyboard shortcut for 'Fixed Width' (alt-cmd-x)
  • Press alt key during startup to disable crash reporting.
  • The action 'Duplicate Protocol' now works as expected.
  • Setting a proper title when duplicating an entry, instead of just calling it 'Untitled Experiment'.
  • Spurious message about trial mode for Pro users.
  • Enables option to remove link to the Findings website in PDF output for Pro users.
  • Displaying the Findings application name in the Force-Quit dialog, instead of an empty string.
  • Fixes crash at startup, that could happen when UI was ready before the library data.
  • Crash when duplicating a sticky.
  • Fixes crash in early app startup.
  • Fixes crash triggered by rare malformed library configuration file.

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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Remotix 5.0.5 - Access all your computers from anywhere.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

Remotix is a fast and powerful application to easily access multiple Macs (and PCs) from your own Mac.

  • Complete Apple Screen Sharing support - including Mac OS X login, clipboard synchronization, Apple adaptive codec and multiple display configurations
  • Advanced RDP implementation with RD Gateway, clipboard sync, bidirectional sound, file system and printer redirection
  • Automatic Bonjour server discovery and network scanners makes it easy to find and connect to other machines
  • Complete SSH tunneling support with public-key and password authentication
  • Remotix Cloud - allows users to access all their computers from anywhere

Version 5.0.5:
  • Fixed RDP authentication issues

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Dropbox 45.4.92 - Cloud backup and synchronization tool with Finder integration; free 2GB account.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

Dropbox is an application that creates a special Finder folder that automatically syncs online and between your computers. It allows you to both backup files and keeps them up-to-date between systems.

Note: You must first sign up to use Dropbox.

Version 45.4.92:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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DesktopLyrics 2.6.12 - Displays current iTunes song lyrics on desktop.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

DesktopLyrics is an application that displays the lyrics of the song currently playing in "iTunes" right on your desktop. The lyrics for the song have to be set in iTunes; DesktopLyrics does nothing to fetch them if they aren't available on iTunes. If you don't want to type in all your lyrics manually you can use an application like "Harmonic", "GimmieSomeTune", or "Get Lyrical".

Note: As of version 2.0.0, DesktopLyrics is no longer free and costs $4.99. A 'Lite', unsupported version of the app is available here.

Version 2.6.13 (2.6.12):

Note: The downloadable demo is at 2.6.12. The version available for purchase on the Mac App Store is version 2.6.13.

  • Fixed problem where next/previous page buttons can not be clicked
  • Fixed rare problems when lyrics are cut onto a very large number of pages

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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1Password 6.8.8 - Powerful password manager; integrates with Web browsers and more.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

1Password is a password manager that uniquely brings you both security and convenience. It is the only program that provides anti-phishing protection and goes beyond password management by adding Web form filling and automatic strong password generation. Your confidential information, including passwords, identities, and credit cards, is kept secure using strong encryption.

1Password fully supports major Web browsers, including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. All browser extensions share the same encrypted data which means you never need to manually copy your passwords between browsers or from the password manager to a browser ever again!

Note: price shown in the listing is that of a 1-month subscription. To view other pricing options, go here.

1Password is also available for and syncs with Windows, iOS, and Android.

Version 6.8.8: Fixed:
  • When searching via 1Password's URL scheme the search term is now properly displayed in the search field.
  • Corrected some behavior related to how 1Password was connecting to

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Firefox 59.0.1 - Fast, safe Web browser.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

Firefox offers a fast, safe Web browsing experience. Browse quickly, securely, and effortlessly. With its industry-leading features, Firefox is the choice of Web development professionals and casual users alike.

The Web, as it's meant to be experienced

  • Faster than Safari. Firefox stays speedy when other browsers become sluggish.
  • More private than Chrome. Firefox respects your privacy by minimizing suggestive pop-ups.
  • Bursting with features. Tabbed browsing, developer tools, extensions -- Firefox has it all, giving you the power to explore, customize, and create like never before.

Version 59.0.1:
  • Various security fixes

  • OS X 10.9 or later

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QuickBooks R27 - Financial management and accounting for small businesses.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

QuickBooks helps you manage your business easily and efficiently. Organize your finances all in one place, track money going in and out of your business, and spot areas where you can save.

  • Built for Mac OS - Looks and works like you'd expect
  • Create invoices, pay bills, and manage expenses
  • Gain insight into your business with over 100 reports
  • New tool lets you easily track mileage
  • New multi-user options offer simultaneous access to QuickBooks data

Note: the price shown reflects the "Essentials" monthly subscription. To view more pricing options, go here.

Version R27:

Note: Currently available for $10.

  • Backup
  • Budgets
  • Closing Dates
  • Email Send
  • List management
  • Merchant Services
  • Online Banking
  • Preferences
  • Search
  • Snapshot
  • Stability
  • Time Tracking

  • OS X 10.11 or later

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MacFamilyTree 8.3.4 - Create and explore your family tree.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

MacFamilyTree gives genealogy a facelift: modern, interactive, convenient and fast. Explore your family tree and your family history in a way generations of chroniclers before you would have loved. MacFamilyTree helps you capture your family history, and turns data and facts into conclusive reports and visually impressive charts.

MacFamilyTree offers numerous options for you to capture and visualize your family history. Now matter how you want to illustrate your family relationships - MacFamilyTree 8 has the right solution for you, offering different types of reports, charts or the innovative Virtual Tree 3D view. The possibilities are nearly endless - optionally synchronize your data via iCloud, access a huge genealogical online archive to assist your research, create websites and family books or do your research on the go with MobileFamilyTree 8, available separately for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

  • well-structured, fast and easy-to-use user interface
  • the new Interactive Family Tree: Lets you navigate your entire family tree, view all persons and families, and add persons directly
  • FamilySearch: Doing extensive research has never been more convenient - access the world's biggest genealogical archive with several billions of person and family records from the comfort your home.
  • Genealogical research developed specifically for OS X in order to harness cutting-edge Apple technologies for optimized application performance

Version 8.3.4:

Note: Currently available for $29.99.

Much Improved Interactive Tree:

  • Support added for Metal 2 when running in macOS 10.13 High Sierra for incredible smooth animations and less energy consumption
  • Much improved text rendering when running on macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • Improved visualization of family connections, persons and images
  • Much improved performance when using Family Search in the Interactive Tree
  • Improved indicators when further persons are present
  • Sidebar can be hidden when browsing the Interactive Tree
  • Print the Interactive Tree
  • Configurable Family Connections: Highlight blood relationships and adopted relationships
  • Improved generation separators: Quickly discover which persons are related
  • Improved control over shadows and lighting
  • Improved navigation and zoom
New Database Merge:

  • Merge GEDCOM files and MacFamilyTree files to your current family tree
  • Detects persons, families, sources and places present in both files in order to avoid duplicates
  • Decide on a entry-by-entry case which information to preserve
New Duplicate Detection:

  • Search for duplicate persons, families, places or sources in your family tree
  • When duplicate entries are found, merge these entries while preserving family connections
New Timeline:

  • Completely redeveloped Timeline
  • Choose between 6 graphical styles
  • Group timeline entries to create separate sections by last name or birth place
  • Display historical events, like World War II, directly on the timeline
  • Configurable fonts
  • Configurable events: Choose which person and family events should be displayed in the timeline
  • Timeline can be configured to be displayed as a top to bottom chart or left to right chart
Other Improvements:

  • Performance of all charts & diagrams vastly improved
  • Performance across the app improved, especially when using macOS 10.13 High Sierra or iOS 11
  • Find and reveal specific persons in larger charts
  • Smart Filters improved with more search options
  • Improved places import from GEDCOM files
  • Improved display of married names
  • Improved plausibility warnings
  • Countless number of smaller improvements and bug fixes

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Opera 51.0.2830.62 - High-performance Web browser.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

Opera is a fast and secure browser trusted by millions of users. With the intuitive interface, Speed Dial and visual bookmarks for organizing favorite sites, news feature with fresh, relevant content, speed-boosting Opera Turbo mode and more handy features, Opera has everything you need to do more on the web. Also, with 1700+ available extensions, you can mix and match additional features to customize the browser the way you want.

Version 51.0.2830.62:
  • Revert DNA-66595 [Mac][TouchBar] “Open new tab” slow when a text field is focused

  • OS X 10.10 or later

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Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 22.1.0 - Professional vector graphics tool for Web and print.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

Illustrator CC 2018 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Illustrator customer).

Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 is the industry standard vector-drawing environment for designing across media. Express your creative vision with shapes, color, effects, and typography. Work with speed and stability on large, complex files, and move designs efficiently among Adobe's creative applications.

Version 22.1.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.11 or later.

  • See on-screen controls clearly:
    • You can now increase the size of anchor points, handles, and bounding boxes making them even easier
    to work with.
  • Merge data using CSV files:
    • It’s easier than ever to merge data in the Variables Panel now that you can use CSV or XML files.
  • Import multiple page PDFs:
    • Save time when you import all the pages of a PDF all at once. You can choose a page range or select individual pages.
  • Dropbox Smart Sync improvements:
    • Now you can browse your Dropbox files without inadvertently downloading them.

  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
  • 1024x768 display (1280x800 recommended) with 16-bit video card
  • To use the GPU performance features: Your Mac should have a minimum of 512 MB VRAM (2 GB recommended), and your computer must support OpenGL version 4.0 or greater.

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Adobe InDesign CC 2018 - Professional print and digital publishing solution.

MacUpdate - Mac OS X - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:59

InDesign CC 2018 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous InDesign customer).

Adobe InDesign CC 2018 is part of Creative Cloud. That means you have access to all the latest updates and future releases the moment they're available. Sharpen your skills and master new tools with a rich and growing library of training videos. And Creative Cloud is integrated with Behance, so you can share your projects and get immediate feedback from creatives around the world.

  • Object is scaled incorrectly if stroke weight is not adjusted while scaling.
  • Paragraph Border and Shading settings are applied incorrectly, if the paragraph contains TCY.
  • InDesign does not preserve pageitem order inside layers, when some pages are deleted from the document.
  • PDF Export from InDesign discards Overprint Fill set as 0 for graphics in the placed PDF files.
  • Wrong font style is selected on changing font when Font Preview is off.
  • Special character (?) is shown in the Story Editor window with table cells resulting in hiding of first character.
  • Tint field becomes blank on hot launch, tabbing through it makes it 0% resulting in shading/border not appearing.
  • Exporting to PNG or JPEG fails if the file name contains a forward slash (/).
  • Panels such as Pages, Layers, Swatches becomes distorted and scroll bar goes missing on high resolution displays.
  • Save, Save As, and Edit menu options are not available, while linking to some PDFs.
  • Ghost image of CC Lib is visible in the upper-left corner in Classic workspace in Windows 10.
  • Garbage character appears in the More Open Type dialog box when applied with SVG font Trajan Color.
  • AppleScript error while opening document in InDesignServer.
  • InDesign does not honor dismissal of "onClose" event in script UI dialog.
  • Text wrap is lost on opening IDML.
  • InDesign hangs while pasting content from word file having endnote.
  • InDesign crashes on opening a corrupted inx file.
  • No tags for .wmf and .pict file types.
  • Tint of Paragraph shading, imported from word, changes to default (20%).
  • Visual feedback missing in Layers panel for non-printing layers.
  • Smart guides to align-to-center are not shown while aligning or creating objects in a document in CCJK.
  • Tag for anchored text frame is missing.
  • Error in XML Import when XML file contains "whitespace handling" processing instruction.
  • InDesign hangs, if object style size property is used with libraries.
  • [Mac OS having APFS file system only]- Names of scripts in the Scripts panel are not sorted by text.
  • Endnote navigation in PDF is incorrect when sections are present in the InDesign document.
  • Anchored images are not exported when exported using the Articles panel.
  • Next anchored figure gets tagged instead of the actual anchored figure with effects applied.
  • Transparency effects with transformation fail while exporting to PDF.
  • Application does not rotate to portrait on MS Surface Book.
  • Fonts folder becomes empty when InDesign is updated from CC 2017.0 to CC 2017.1.
  • Text is rendered as bars/boxes in GPU Preview while zooming in.
  • Master page, built using existing master page, drops PTF.
  • Size option defined in Object Style does not work correctly for Anchored Objects.
  • Access Denied error while packaging a document to a network location.
  • Resources folder is not created while exporting to SWF.
  • Overset text is lost while copying it to another document.
  • Wrong alert message is shown for missing/modified links while creating a package.
  • Pixelated PDF is generated upon relinking missing links from packaging dialog.
  • File name text variable shows extension(.indd) in PDF when PDF is created via packaging.
  • "Alternating" in Row/Column Stroke of Table Options is localized incorrectly.
  • Links folder is not created when missing links are relinked from packaging dialog.
  • Document state remains unchanged even when missing links are relinked from packaging dialog.
  • The Reference Point icon is truncated in theTransform panel.
  • Horizontal scroll bar in pages panel does not show in few scenarios.
Stability fixes:
  • InDesign crashes while trying to change the font from the drop-down menu, immediately after performing undo operation for some deleted text.
  • InDesign crashes while working on a document, if the underlying link resource for a link is missing.
  • Inconsistent state of idml data causes it to crash on opening.
  • InDesign hangs while opening certain InDesign files through InDesign Book.
  • InDesign crashes while moving or anchoring images in some documents.
  • InDesign crashes while saving a file on a network location, such as NAS server.
  • Opening a file saved to ‘BOX’ results in consistent protective shutdown until network is restored.
  • InDesign does a protective shutdown on closing a document after editing it using Edit Original from the Links panel, if a modal dialog is about to pop up.
  • InDesign crashes/freezes while copy pasting a text frame, if the system has a keyboard shortcut application, such as Keyboard maestro.
  • InDesign crashes while saving a document containing a link located in one of the dual mounted drives.
  • InDesign crashes while exporting some indd documents to IDML.
  • InDesign crashes while exporting tagged PDF if the documents have improper indexes.
  • InDesign crashes while re-linking missing InCopy stories with ‘Show Threaded frames’ option turned on.
  • InDesign crashes while switching back to the original document after doing ‘Edit Original’ for a placed indd file in it.
  • InDesign crashes when text is copied from InDesign to other application.
  • InDesign crashes while moving an inline anchored object to another position in a specific scenario.
  • InDesign crashes while copy-pasting large table containing word files having endnotes.
  • InDesign crashes on drag-and-drop of custom data from CEP panels.
  • InDesign crashes on relinking a story while keeping the Notes panel open.

Note: For a list of new features see the new features summary here.

  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • Multicore Intel processor
  • 2 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • 2.5 GB of available hard-disk space for installation
  • 1024 x 768 display (1280 x 800 recommended) with 32-bit video card; supports Retina display
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 software required to export SWF files

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How do I break a string into "words" when I don't know how many of them there will be?

Command Line - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 23:53

I'm writing a shell script (on OSX) to parse the Unicode XML character database.

I'm trying to create a table that will contain a base codepoint, followed by a string containing the replacement codepoints for casefolding.

My xmlstarlet command to get all the applicable characters is:

"$UCD_Data" is the path and filename to the XML file containing the codepoints, it's 180MBs...

CodePointAndReplacementString=$(xmlstarlet select -N u="" -t -m "//u:char[@NFKC_CF != '' and @NFKC_CF != '#']" -n -v @cp -o ';' -v @NFKC_CF "$UCD_Data")

That works fine, and a sample of what the CodePointAndReplacementString variable contains is here:

0F78;0FB3 0F80 0F79;0FB3 0F71 0F80

The semicolon separates the codepoint to replace, and the string to be substituted.

Anyway, my question is, how do I break everything after the semicolon into multiple codepoints, so that I can then use the printf utility to output the string with the correct formatting?

in C, I would measure the size of the string after the semicolon, then search for a space, and copy from offset to offset into it's own variable, but that's not really possible in shell scripting as far as I can tell.

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Interview Coming up Ansible + Linux

Sysadmin - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 22:41

Passed a phone interview heading into a real interview. I know I was weak on Ansible and Linux. I have used Linux for along time but not at this scale. It's a few hundred Linux servers managed with Ansible and their hoping to start utilizing AWS more.

I have begun spinning up VMs. What should I be testing in my lab to gain some familiarity. It sounds like their primarily application servers. Should I just be looking at automating a LAMP stack? And even automating migrations and management of hybrid and onprem with Ansible?

Theirs also some windows boxes, are people generally using Ansible much with winrm?

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[Project Share] History of songs detected by Google Pixel's Now Playing Ambient Services

Tasker: Total Automation for Android - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 22:16

I saw an app published somewhere and thought I can surely write the same thing with Tasker only - and was right :) It's quite simple and there's probably a bug in handling entries over 20 (I wanted to limit the amount of entries in the global variable) but I'll fix it once I encouter it :P

Required modules:

  • AutoNotification
  • AutoTools (could be skipped if you want to create a Scene)
  • Table layout for AutoTools WebView (you can import it in the WebView settings window)
  • Tasker (duh)

How it looks like:



Profile: Now Playing Ambient Services History (26) Event: AutoNotification Intercept [ Configuration:Event Behaviour: true Notification Type: Only Created Notifications Notification Id: 123 Notification Apps: Pixel Ambient Services Notification App: Pixel Ambient Services (exact) Package Name: (exact) ] Enter: NewSong (27) A1: Variable Split [ Name:%NowPlaying Splitter:, Delete Base:Off ] <Skip duplicates> A2: If [ %antitle !~ %NowPlaying(2) ] A3: Array Push [ Variable Array:%NowPlaying Position:1 Value:%DATE %TIME,%antitle Fill Spaces:Off ] A4: End If A5: If [ %NowPlaying(#) > 40 ] A6: Array Pop [ Variable Array:%NowPlaying Position:42 To Var: ] A7: Array Pop [ Variable Array:%NowPlaying Position:41 To Var: ] A8: End If A9: Variable Join [ Name:%NowPlaying Joiner:, Delete Parts:On ]

And a task to actually display it (you can create a shortcut on your home screen or similar). Note you will need AutoTools if you want to use it. An alternative would be a custom Tasker scene or a pop-up

Print List (28) A1: Flash [ Text:Showing last 20 entries Long:Off ] A2: AutoTools Web Screen [ Configuration:Screen Preset: Table Display Mode: Normal Source: /storage/emulated/0/AutoTools/table/page.html Toast Duration: 5000 Status Bar Color: #1c86db Background Color: #E9E9E9 Navigation Bar Color: #2196F3 Height: 400 Gravity: Center Animation: Slide In From Top Show Duration: 500 Hide Duration: 250 Text: Now Playing history Text Color: white Background Color: #2196F3 Icon: android.resource:// Titles: Date,Title - Artist Texts: %NowPlaying Column Number: 2 Text Alignment: Center Manual Text Alignment: Center Text Size: 16 Min Row Height: 18 Text Color: black Item Separator: , Timeout (Seconds):30 ] submitted by /u/dark_skeleton
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Setting Up Different Domains

Sysadmin - Fri, 03/16/2018 - 20:58

I work for a company that created a product that did well enough that they want to have it be its own company. They kept the same company.local domain and added shares for this new company on the same domain. Employees for the new company are tied to the same AD, so their logins are first.last@originalcompany.local.

I am not the sysadmin, but we are talking about bringing our infrastructure up to Server 2016 (currently 2008 R2) and he mentioned cleaning up the domain controllers or retiring them and starting over. We have around 130 employees and the new company has about five. At what point should we (or should it have been done from the get-go) make the new company its own domain? They are also both housed in the same building and share resources, but both are set to grow considerably. I thought this might be something to discuss since he is talking about redoing everything.

Somewhat related, both companies do have their own email through Google already. If it does not make sense to do separate domains for the companies, would it make sense to keep these separated as well, or should we consider combining them so that both can be managed from the same admin portal?

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