Systems Administration

Is there a way to change the password of an AD user based on their postal code?

Sysadmin - 10 hours 9 min ago

Either by first fining the username after the postal code, or, if possible, by passing the postal code to this line:

set-adaccountpassword -reset -newpassword $pwd –identity $username submitted by /u/Akaky_Akakievich
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Amount of pixels needed to make VR less crap may set your PC on fire

The Register - 10 hours 24 min ago
Wow, this is incredib- BLEEUUURGHGHGH

Put on a virtual reality headset and it's hard to believe that your visual system is being stretched beyond its limit. Individual pixels are still visible and the narrow field of view makes it feel like you're wearing ski googles.…

The most obvious question ever asked about an Eaton UPS?

Sysadmin - 10 hours 26 min ago

I had to create a throwaway because I'm ashamed for even asking for feedback, but we have a new UPS I'm not familiar with and it shows this message. What happens if you push the power button on an Eaton ups that is showing this?

The rack goes black, or the load gets supported by the UPS interactively?

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Looking for a good book on Linux system administration

I am doing the course "Essentials of Linux System Administration (LFS201)" on
I like the course, but what I need is a good book next to it.
Does anyone know a good book on the subject of Linux System Administration?

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Containers versus Operating Systems - 10 hours 30 min ago

The most popular docker base container image is either busybox, or scratch. This is driven by a movement that is equal parts puritanical and pragmatic. The puritan asks “Why do I need to run init(1) just to run my process?” The pragmatist asks “Why do I need a 700 meg base image to deploy my application?” And both, seeking immutable deployment units ask “Is it a good idea that I can ssh into my container?” But let’s step back for a second and look at the history of how we got to the point where questions like this are even a thing.

Where you document your environments?

Sysadmin - 10 hours 32 min ago

Where you store your infrastructure/environment documentation? I am not talking about inventory/asset management but procedures, checks, how tos, specific documentation on environments, info that in a ITIL structure will be used by the different levels to store procedures, standard changes checklists skeletons, etc.

A wiki-like platform is OK, but it would need to allow LDAP integration as well 2nd factor authentication with token for example.

Any ideas? Suggestions? Can also be a SaaS, but needs to comply with regulations, as well encrypt data on transit and rest.

I am searching for a platform which needs to be:

  1. Web-based
  2. Contain rich-text editor
  3. Allow image paste directly from clipboard
  4. Indexed
  5. Encrypted
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Understanding Feature Engineering (Part 1) — Continuous Numeric Data - 10 hours 50 min ago

Any intelligent system regardless of complexity needs to be powered by data. At the heart of any intelligent system, we have one or more algorithms based on machine learning, deep learning or statistical methods which consume this data to gather knowledge and provide intelligent insights over a period of time. Algorithms are pretty naive by themselves and cannot work out of the box on raw data.

Causes of software development woes

The Register - 11 hours 37 sec ago
Reg readers point the finger at ambiguous requirements

Research "Agile development" can mean different things to different people. To some it's about easing up on traditional rigour, and even legitimising a quick-and-dirty approach to getting stuff out of the door. To others it's about implementing a different kind of rigour, in order to bust project backlogs in a more robust manner, and generally keep up with constantly changing business demands.…

Office Pro Plus 2016 for 9€

Sysadmin - 11 hours 6 min ago

Ok guys, so I have this customer who keeps buying software without consulting me. A quarter of his fleet runs on Office 365 Home, where he installs Office for 5 users per license. I already told him that he cannot keep buying that version for commercial use. On top of that I stopped supporting every computer where that license runs. I also got it in writing that I told him that he violates licensing terms.

He told me that he'll buy the regular version next time and guess what... He bought Office Professional Plus 2016 from Amazon. For 9 bucks.. That usually costs about 590€ around here.

This looks shady, to say the least, ha ha! And I won't install anything where I doubt its legality. However, I am very curious how those vendors acquire those keys that they sell so insanely cheap. (Asking for a friend, jk.) It's also ESD, so the keys will go through Microsoft validation. And the seller isn't even from India or some country where you can get away with some sketchy shit. The vendor is from the UK.

By the way, there are dozens of vendors who sell the same sketchy key (but probably not the license) for a similar price, so it's far from a unique situation.

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What are your top 10 predictions for change in business process Managemnt by 2022?

Sysadmin - 11 hours 7 min ago

Hey Experts, I am thinking to write a comprehensive post about workflow automation, management. What do you think by 2022 how the process management and automation industry would evolve, how much different it would be from now? What transformation we can expect in coming future?

Thanks in advance!!

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Taking Ownership of all Files

Sysadmin - 11 hours 25 min ago

Simply put, our file structure is a mess. As part of my cleanup I need to make it so that the owner of every file and folder on the network is the administrator group, whilst maintaining other permissions.

We're using Windows (2008 R2), and I don't have a clue on where to start. Do you have any advice on how I can go about doing this?

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Hey Europe, your apathetic IT spending is ruining it for everyone

The Register - 11 hours 31 min ago
Gartner predicts buyers ready to splash 4.5% more cash globally in 2018

Listless IT spend in Europe is dragging down the pace of global recovery, according to the latest prediction from entrail-prodders Gartner.…

Looking for a mailing list tool

Sysadmin - 11 hours 39 min ago


First, I hope i'm not too far from your subject, I know mail isnt the backbone of system administration at all, but I hope you guys know good tools and dont mind if I'm a bit far from the main subject.

This said, let me give some precisions. I'd like this tool to be open source, it aims to manage mail of an NGO and the mailing list concern people in the same country (France, you may have allready guess).

I'll look at every recomandation, feel free to submit your. By advance, thanks, have a nice day

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Laptop image

Sysadmin - 11 hours 42 min ago

Me and my team are making an Image for our school assignment, what are some forgotten options/installments for a image for a laptop? Thx in advanc

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W10 LTSB - Any software incompatibilities known?

Sysadmin - 11 hours 44 min ago

Hello fellow sysadmins,

thinking about W10 LTSB, do you have found any software that won't install or run on LTSB?


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Capita military recruiting system has 'glitches' admits minister

The Register - 11 hours 57 min ago
DRS still letting the armed forces down big-time

A defence minister has told Parliament that Capita’s pisspoor Defence Recruiting System (DRS) has “glitches”, following reports from The Register giving a glimpse inside the shambolic system.…

Ahh Microsoft

Sysadmin - 12 hours 21 min ago

Working on a users laptop that was failing to boot due to a driver issue

Had a bit of a giggle when I found this one

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Veeam buys AWS EC2 instance backup and recovery biz

The Register - 12 hours 29 min ago
Swallows N2WS so it can stick oar deeper in Amazon cloud

Veeam has announced the acquisition of N2WS, an IaaS startup, whose board includes Veeam co-founder and President Ratmir Timashev, for $42.5mn cash.…

Host 2 Websites with 1 IP and 1 Sever

Sysadmin - 12 hours 42 min ago

Hello guys,

can someone give me any tutorials or advices to host 2 Websites with 1 IP and 1 Server (I dont want to use Different Ports). At the moment i host 1 Website on IIS. I got my Domain from No-ip maybe there are some options i can use.

Thank you already

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MapR: How Next-Gen Applications Will Change the Way We Look at Data - 12 hours 56 min ago

The data landscape is changing right in front of our eyes. We are seeing gargantuan growth in total volume of data; we are generating and consuming massive amounts of video, images, sensor inputs of all sorts.