Questions about Computer Administration

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How does the system admin gets the ethernet address of computers in the network?

I am very new to system administration. Have a doubt, how does the system admin gets the Ethernet address information of the computers in the network. Actually my doubt is how does he determine the ...
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Monitor RAM and CPU usage on Remote Server?

I want to monitor the CPU and RAM usage on my remote server and set up a notification system which notifies me when the RAM usage is high and automatically kill that process. I tried the Nagios ...
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New program development - need help

I would like to develop a new program for Ubuntu that will monitor the user's activity ,If user frequently uses a particular software "X" in certain time (like 8:00 A.M - 10:00 A.M ) ,when the time ...
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Methods for creating good admin documentation?

I want to document any change I do to my ubuntu system. I want to do this in a way that if I had to pass this system to another administrator, it would be easy and logical for him to access this ...
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Is there a central configuration tool for ubuntu such as yast on opensuse?

In openSUSE there is a set up tool called YaST working on GUI and command line. Is there such tool for Ubuntu for instance on YaST one can configure samba and the services. Here is a picture for ...
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How can I restore the administration menu?

I do not know how I did it but I am now missing my administration menu. I am using 12.04 (but with all upgrades) and GNOME FALL-BACK. Could anyone direct me on how to restore it? I have tried adding ...
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WMI Windows Management Instrumentation on Ubuntu

Is there a tool for accessing windows'wmi interface? I know once there was wmic-client (hardy) but it has been removed. I'd like to administrate some windows machines remotely trough shell: i.e. ...
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Create shared shortcuts for Guest login

I have decided to use Ubuntu as my base OS for my internet cafe machines, and also for the thin clients that connect to my Windows terminal server running 2008 R2. 8 machines in internet cafe room, ...
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Don't bother non-admin users with admin questions

My wife and kids use ubuntu laptops which I administer. How do I prevent the system from, e.g., offering them software updates? (I know I can disable that for the whole box, but that is just one ...
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Lubuntu 14.10 won't update or shutdown

I started up my computer and used the terminal to check some network settings, but when I tried to turn it off again, a message shows up at the bottom of the shut down menu: ...
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Mounting Extra Hard Disk in Ubuntu

I have bought a new 1TB hard disk and formatted in ext4 file system type and attached to my CPU(Already having a HD with Ubuntu installed). Following the answer given here, I tried mounting the ...
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Can not Install on a Dell Latitude laptop --

The laptop always boots winXP and requests an Administrator password. I went into the setup where I attempted to reset all passwords and the start up order but the Admin password is still demanded. ...
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how to do administartive tasks from remote X SSH

I forwarded X over ssh. From unity-control-center I couldn't perform any of the administrative tasks like changing audio input, changing wifi network etc. How can I do them remotely. Its the same ...
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forgot "administrator's name'

I still have the password but I no longer have the name I used to create the administrator's account. As I'm a novice in all this, I'm not sure I can safely go root without royally messing things up. ...
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Why no PGAdmin in launcher for standard user?

I have installed PGAdmin and it all works well. But when I log in as a Standard User on Ubuntu 12.04 I don't see PGAdmin in the launcher. I have other programs like Libre Office, Lazarus and ...
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How do I get around administrator priviliges are required for this task when installing real vnc?

When I try to install real VNC and enter in the registration code I get administrator privileges are required for this task. How do I get around this? I am the only user on the computer and already ...
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How much context switching is too much?

I am running Ubuntu Server 14.04 on an Lenovo IdeaCentre d400. The load average is never under 1.0. So I started to take a deeper look. I do not find anything that could be responsable for this load. ...
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How to get administrator rights?

I am the administrator and only user of my laptop with a new installation of 14.04. I created a bootable USB and when it is used I find this file "PRJ_20071023" that I can not read or delete. I get a ...
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How to administer, manage & update 40 to 50 Kubuntu laptops?

I have a custom developed application presently running on about 40 Kubuntu laptops (& more planned). Every few months I have to update the application. I also have to run Ubuntu updates and a few ...
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Forcing screensaver lockout time for all users in Unity

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Unity. Is there a way to force the screensaver lockout time using an admin account? By default each user can change their lockout time. I need to be able to prevent ...
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Limited access accounts for a low maintenance deployment?

Forgive me if I haven't done quite as much digging trying to solve this on my own as I could have: I'm currently in Zambia, and my internet access is unpredictible and slow when it's working. I'm ...
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Automatic software management for user groups

When adding new users, is it possible to install software based on their user groups? For example a Netbeans IDE for say a 'Java development' group or a LAMP stack for a 'web development' group. ...
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Application Whitelisting

How does an Ubuntu administrator implement application whitelisting? For example, if I create a LAMP server and I only want SSH, Apache, MySQL and PHP to be able to execute. How can I prevent any ...
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Is it possible to install packages from iso?

I browsed through the iso file for Ubuntu_14.04_LTS, I found that majority of data were contained in a single file: casper/filesystem.squashfs (922 MB). there is no *.deb files under ...
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Recommend way to setup a terminal program to run in the background on boot?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 Server edition. Currently I boot up the server, log in, run the application "screen", run an existing terminal program to do some work, and then use screen to lock the ...
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permanent disabling ip_forward for ubuntu server happens be a problem

I have just installed the latest ubuntu server. This is the state of my server right after booting: root@vzu01-ubuntu:~# uname -a Linux vzu01-ubuntu 3.16.0-30-generic #40~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Jan ...
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Restrict user with access home directory only on Ubuntu 12.04

I want to restrict the employees(users) using the computers in this company. How can I restrict user to their home directory to cannot see or use their the Devices, File System and Network on Ubuntu ...
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how to get jms connection factory details from the asadmin CLI for Glassfish

How do I get more specifics on jms/CrmConnectionFactory, using the get command, from the asadmin console? thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ asadmin list-jms-resources jms/CrmQueue jms/CrmTopic ...
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How to prevent user from closing applicanions

i would like to see your thoughts on this problem: i have a computer class with 5 machines, teachers will need to play audio/video files, run presentations, surf the web, have access to home directory ...
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Trying to implement NIS, portmap is not present

I am trying to follow directions from the Ubuntu NIS howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SettingUpNISHowTo It fails at the step /etc/init.d/portmap restart portmap does not exist (during ...
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Website sometimes won't load

I'm not sure if this is the proper forum that I can use to address my concern. I was working on a server and suddenly the client reported that the site stopped to load awhile ago and now it's working ...
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System - Administration tab is missing

I am told that I need to go to System - Administration - however, I do not have Administration under my System Tab. 14.10 Ubuntu.