Create a LAMP stack on Ubuntu in seconds

Tasksel is a tool found in Ubuntu and other Debian operating systems. It provides a wizard like interface which can be used to install multiple packages required for several predefined server ‘tasks’. ‘tasksel’ is often…


Run programs as a different user

As a system administrator, it’s sometimes useful to be able to run applications as a different user, to test privileges or user based configurations. This can be done from the command prompt using the ‘runas’…


Microsoft Management Console – Quick reference guide

The Microsoft Management Console is a configuration tool for system admins and advanced users. It can be accessed from later operating systems simply by pressing the windows key followed by typing ‘mmc’ and hitting enter. In…




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Using the TAIL command to review log files

The ‘tail’ command is an easy way of viewing the last few lines of any file (most frequently log files). By default, ‘tail’ prints the last ten lines of a file. This is really useful…




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CTRL-ALT-DELETE over RDP

Unlike other remote desktop protocols Microsofts Remote Desktop doesn’t provide an obvious means of sending CTRL_ALT+DELETE, though it’s easy when you know how! CTRL+ALT+END is the combination you need. You might also use ALT+HOME to…