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Introduction To Linux Commands

At the heart of every modern Mac and Linux computer is the “terminal.” The terminal evolved from the text-based computer terminals 5 of the 1960s and ’70s, which themselves replaced punch cards as the main way to interact with a computer. It’s also known as the command shell, or simply “shell.” Windows has one, too, but it’s called the “command prompt” and is descended from the MS-DOS of the 1980s.

Mac, Linux and Windows computers today are mainly controlled through user-friendly feature-rich graphical user interfaces (GUIs), with menus, scroll bars and drag-and-drop interfaces. But all of the basic stuff can still be accomplished by typing text commands into the terminal or command prompt.

Using Finder or Explorer to open a folder is akin to the cd command (for “change directory”). Viewing the contents of a folder is like ls (short for “list,” or dir in Microsoft’s command prompt). And there are hundreds more for moving files, editing files, launching applications, manipulating imag…

System Center Operations Manager 2007 Useful links

Web Console parameters SCOM Antivirus Exclusions: DB Performance: How to unseal a management pack: The original Catalog web site: How to Obtain a Certificate Using Windows Server 2008 Stand-Alone CA in Operations Manager 2007: How to install and how to configure SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008: Granular Targeting In Operations Manager 2007: 

SCOM 2012 Beta installation–Step by Step guide

Although there is very good quick start guide that comes with the Beta version,  I thought to bring my own experience from the field. first we need to get the Beta version, while downloading I thought that it would be best to start reading the quick start guide and to take notes for prerequisites that I need to take BEFORE I start the setup process. Prerequisites: Active Directory: I created the following users SCOMAction – OM Action Account (I’m Using Domain Admin Member)SCOMSDK – OM Config & Data Access Service Account (must be local admin on the server)SCOMDR – Reporting Read AccountSCOMDW – Reporting Write AccountSQLSVC – SQL 2008 Service AccountServer Operating system:
Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (VM hosted on Hyper-V, 2 CPU’s 2Gb Memory.) The New SCOM 2012 server will include: 
Management Server, Web Console, Reporting, Management Console & Databases Server Roles & Features: .NET Framework 3.5.1 IIS Role with: (We must install IIS before installing the ASP.Net 4.0) Installa…

Understanding More SharePoint Key Service Terms

Understanding SharePoint Key Service Terms Farm – collection of servers that act together to provide a set of Web applications. The farm is most easily defined by the configuration database which defines the server member and roles of the farm as well as database servers used for storage. Web application – In a SharePoint deployment contains IIS Web Sites previously known as IIS Virtual Servers that have been extended with SharePoint Server and have been set up to use the .NET assemblies to provide the SharePoint Application. There are content Web applications, and administration Web applications for both the central admin and the SSP admin. Web applications are known for their ability to isolate content in separate memory space with application pools which contain worker processes. In a collaboration service the Web application provides the container for the site collections in the farm. Site Collection – A site collection is the most scalable unit in a SharePoint deployment and is a co…