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Acedia

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    Acedia reacted to dalekphalm in Help me set up a small office network - 10 Computers   
    There are multiple ways you can handle this.
     
    1. You could create a network share on whatever computer you designate as the server. Create some basic permissions with user accounts, and then map those drives to each PC with the credentials remembered.
     
    2. You could take the "server" computer and install an actual Server OS onto it, such as FreeNAS, Linux, Windows Server, etc - then configure as needed. Ideally, setup an AD Domain or LDAP/similar.
     
    3. You could just go out and buy a small 2-bay NAS from Synology or QNAP - they are very cheap, and also give a level of drive redundancy if you setup the HDD's in a RAID1 mirror (highly recommended). Both Synology and QNAP NAS's can operate as a Domain Controller, and you can create permissions level access to folders based on users. You then map the drive to each client.
     
    4. You could buy an actual server, with Windows Server operating system on it (Please, nothing older than Server 2012, ideally Server 2016 or newer) - this could be new or used. Setting up a proper Windows domain would be best, but is more complicated and the hardware could be more costly.
     
    I'd advise you to go the Synology/QNAP route. The NAS's themselves are very cheap. Just slap a couple of HDD's inside (The capacity depends on your needs. I'd advise a drive that's at least 50% bigger than your current needs, and then buy 2 of them). The interface and configuration is stupid easy and straight forward, and the support both Synology and QNAP offer is damn good.
    *cough* the SysAdmins on the forum (such as myself) take offense to that!
     
    Though you're right, most users on this forum are basically noobs when it comes to proper business infrastructure.
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    Acedia got a reaction from dalekphalm in Help me set up a small office network - 10 Computers   
    A small NAS (Synology/QNAP) is probably the cheapest, easiest and yet best solution. I'd advise option 3 aswell.
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    Acedia got a reaction from dalekphalm in Office Network Advice - Dual WAN? VoIP QoS? Which Router?   
    I was just using what I know best as an example. I am sure, Dells SonicWall, PaloAlto, Watchguard, Juniper, Sophos, Barracuda, Meraki etc. etc. etc. all offer those features now.
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    Acedia got a reaction from Thebeastiworship in How much do you need to host a small site   
    About a raspberry pi.
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    Acedia got a reaction from RAM555789 in Help with CCNA   
    Try getting your hands on Packet Tracer and a few IOS files. IIRC it's behind a paywall. It's been a long while since I did my CCNA.
    GNS3 is also an alternative.
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    Acedia got a reaction from RAM555789 in Help with CCNA   
    Try getting your hands on Packet Tracer and a few IOS files. IIRC it's behind a paywall. It's been a long while since I did my CCNA.
    GNS3 is also an alternative.
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    Acedia got a reaction from PrinceNorris in Wifi networks that start with a dot   
    Hey I jsut got another idea! Due to a bug in the Unix File System files starting with . are hidden. Maybe the guy who set it up was a Linux guy and thought he could hide the SSID by starting it with a .?
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    Acedia got a reaction from PrinceNorris in Wifi networks that start with a dot   
    Hey I jsut got another idea! Due to a bug in the Unix File System files starting with . are hidden. Maybe the guy who set it up was a Linux guy and thought he could hide the SSID by starting it with a .?
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    Acedia got a reaction from ethancox64 in College internet throttled on some websites and not others 🤔   
    And prohibit you from opening any internal ressources.
    DNS doesn't affect download speed.
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    Acedia got a reaction from ethancox64 in College internet throttled on some websites and not others 🤔   
    A firewall filteres traffic by ports. DNS resolves names. You can only get around DNS filtering that way. The firewall could easily block 53/tcp/udp for you to stop you from doing it.
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    Acedia got a reaction from 8uhbbhu8 in Server Migration help   
    Don't just migrate data over, redo the structure.
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    Acedia got a reaction from Meic in Looking for help with remote storage access.   
    Opening those ports to the world is a nice way of getting your data stolen.
    You could set up owncloud/nextcloud to share.
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    Acedia got a reaction from mtz_federico in Minecraft server in a Hyper-V VM   
    I have yet to try this but the question remains: why? Just create a virtual disk and put it on. That way you can easily move it later without taking the VM down, you can place other vhdx on the same drive, etc.
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    Acedia got a reaction from myselfolli in Webserver for development   
    Wouldn't it be wiser to simply rent a Wordpress instance somewhere like AWS, Google, Azure, DigitalOcean etc? That way it's scalable, you can turn it off and safe money when you don't need it. You don't have to buy hardware etc. You can create different development so you can test different solutions at the same time.
     
     
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    Acedia got a reaction from LogicalDrm in Excel formula to search a value in a list and give the value of the adjacent cell   
    VLOOKUP or INDEX and MATCH will work. Use INDEX and MATCH since VLOOKUP assumes an ascending order and does a binary search. If it finds a value which is greater than your search term it will fall back and use the last value.
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/look-up-values-in-a-list-of-data-c249efc5-5847-4329-bfee-ecffead5ef88
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    Acedia got a reaction from Meic in Looking for help with remote storage access.   
    Opening those ports to the world is a nice way of getting your data stolen.
    You could set up owncloud/nextcloud to share.
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    Acedia got a reaction from mtz_federico in Help me with my networking uni assignment :)   
    Let's go for the low hanging fruit first. Basically Traceroute is part of the icmp protocol and shows the different routers or hops a packet will take to it's destination. It does this by pinging with a decreasing TTL so every step a different router answers.
    Are you sure about those numbers? Because those two are within the same /21 subnet.
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    Acedia got a reaction from iLikeProg.com in Forgot Admin password, but auto login still works   
    If you are still logged in with an admin user and want to reset the build in administrator's password you can simply open compmgmt.msc, select System > Local users and groups > Users, right click Administrator and select Set Password.
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    Acedia got a reaction from iamdarkyoshi in DBAN and Windows install on same USB drive?   
    Easy2Boot - Can confirm it works.
    YUMI - Personally I haven't tried it but I heard it works aswell.
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    Acedia got a reaction from jake9000 in Turning old desktop into home backup server   
    Veeam. The agent for baremetal Windows and Linux is free. Just set up your backup server as a file share and use it as the backup repository.
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    Acedia got a reaction from dalekphalm in Sas card of confusion   
    Looks like the battery pack for the controller.
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    Acedia got a reaction from Electronics Wizardy in Minecraft server in a Hyper-V VM   
    You don't simply "give it an hdd/ssd". You create a .vhdx on an existing drive.
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    Acedia got a reaction from Mikensan in server notifying   
    $SmtpFrom = "YourServer <YourServer@domain.tld>" $SmtpRecipient = "Lastname, Firstname <YourMailAddress@domain.tld>" $SmtpServer = "your.mail.server" $SmtpPort = 587 $SmtpSubject = "Reboot has occured" $SmtpBody = "The machine " + $env:computername + " has rebooted." Send-MailMessage -From $SmtpFrom -To $SmtpRecipient -SmtpServer $SmtpServer -Subject $SmtpSubject -Body $SmtpBody -Port $SmtpPort -encoding ([System.Text.Encoding]::UTF8) Save as a .ps1, put it somewhere on the server, create a new task schedular task to run this upon boot
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    Acedia got a reaction from PacketMan in Copy MS Access data to a Word document   
    Whelp. Since I don't have an Access license, this is what google produced:
     
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