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Application Servers

An application server is a software framework that provides both facilities to create applications and a server environment to run them. Most application server frameworks contain a comprehensive service layer model, acting as a set of components accessible to the software developer through an API defined by the platform itself. For Web applications, these components are usually performed in the same running environment as their web server(s), and their main job is to support the construction of dynamic pages. However, many application servers target much more than just Web page generation: they implement services like clustering, fail-over, and load-balancing.

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Hello - I am running SharePoint 2016 and I've been task to setup a way to have external access to SharePoint.

Front-End Servers = 2 Servers
Distributed Cache Servers = 2 Servers
Application Servers = 2 Servers
SQL Servers = 1

What I have read is that the best practice is to leave our SharePoint farm entirely within the Intranet and use a reverse proxy in the DMZ, like WAP + ADFS. We’ll need to open far too many ports between SharePoint and Domain Controllers which will reduce the security of the environment. A reverse proxy is a single port -- tcp/443.

I am looking for a step-by-step guide on how I can set this up for SharePoint. I truly appreciate your help!
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Dear experts

Our company would like to setup open source OT management system that allows us to do following:

1. When employ wants to do OT, Start time must be submitted first and then it will only be reflected to system once administrator approved.
2. Later when employee finish job, he or she can set the end time, and there should be something that allows emplyee to upload service report that contains start and end time signed by our customers.
3. After setting end time, it should show total OT - hours and we should be able to generate monthly OT for each employee.

Plz advise something that is opensource or even if need to pay, it should be something not very expensive.

I have to draft a guideline for systems that interface with a CII system & need inputs:
currently, the interfaces concerned are limited to 3 types only:

1. files transfer
I can only think that the generally practices ie:
 a) encryption of data in transit (eg: using sftp instead of ftp/mapping a drive or NFS)
 b) encryption of data at rest if it's sensitive (tampered with)

2. API
how do we secure these (in particular APIs using microServices)??
I've heard of API needs to be certified so before requesting for it, need to be certain
else applications developers may question its relevance/usefulness

3. DBLink
Those sqlconnect  esp Oracle links to extract / update data.
Will need to define if the non-CII system is
   a) updating into CII, will have to be extra stringent but how?
   b) extracting from CII, just encrypting the sql calls

Oracle databases, weblogic are involved in the critical systems
while the less-critical systems may be Windows, Linux on
various apps (including mobile apps).

Editing thread to add Oracle as it relates to DBLink.

We have Ahsay Offsite Backup Server v6 installed on our Windows 2003 server and use this to backup data for our users.

We are no longer backing up data for some of our users and wish to remove their licenses from our Ahsay backup.

What is the best way to disconnect a user and remove their user license from our Ahsay backup?

Greetings EE'ers,

Does anyone have any experience based recommendations on a good open source video camera solution?
Hi EE,

We have an application that dependent on a user session being one of our Windows 2003 servers. If we log out or even minimize the session multiple interfaces (msg queues) of the application shutdown, could anyone give me some insight as what is going on here and how to resolve.

An odd issue any assistance in welcome.

Thank you.
please advise the clear steps..
How to make log rotation by file size in apache-tomcat
I have a Warehouse Management Systems running on window server 2008. It seem slow accessing the WMS at times and I don’t see any issue with the network.

I run Wireshark on the network and see everything is working just fine and run continuous ping using ping plotter show latency within 4ms Avg.

Asking if anyone has any idea on how isolate if the issue is with the WMS application, window server itself or some services on the server that causes the issue.

The window server is hosted on VMWare with 8vcpu and 8gb ram
Are the following Application Servers Cloud Native?

1. Websphere Liberty
2. WildFly/JBoss Application Server

I mean without their native(IBM/Red Hat) Cloud offering, whether these two could be
considered similar to Node.js/Cloud Native?
Hi All,

I am doing some housekeeping on application servers I am responsible for.  All applications are working fine I just want to free up space on the drives.

Having come across the WinSxS folder which I know is very important and should not just delete files as I could quite easily break the server or applications.

I was going to start with a simple disk cleanup but discovered this is not installed as standard on Windows Server 2012, it need to be added as a role then requires a reboot which I'd rather avoid outside of the monthly scheduled reboot.

What other options do I have and how do I know which files can or can't be deleted?
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I have a customer who is wanting to ensure his staff can't take any data with them.  We can lock down USB devices (Thumb drives, Hard Drives, etc), but he's now concerned about them accessing things on the server and getting them off by using web mail clients (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, AOL, etc) or file sharing sites (Dropbox, OneDrive, etc).  Short of blocking access to these sites (which would be a pain), is there any way to restrict their ability to steal his work?  And, if so, how difficult AND expensive would it be?

Failing that, is there some way of recording access so we can tell that John Doe accessed these 275 files today, and he was only supposed to be accessing 100 of them?

We're in a workgroup environment at the moment, switching to a Server 2016 AD domain.  All users are local admins on their workstations (Windows 7 and Windows 10).  A lot of the people in question will likely have to REMAIN local admins due to their software (AutoCAD, Quickbooks).

Please feel free to ask any questions for me to elaborate.
MacOS Sierra plug-in configuration a qualified success.  However, I have no CFB perspective.
Install log says:
Installation: Successful with errors.
6454 Successes
0 Warnings
2 NonFatalErrors
0 FatalErrors
Non fatal errors being two occurrences of
Modify Text File - Single File:   /Users/barrygbrunning/eclipse/java-oxygen/Eclipse.app/Contents/Eclipse/Eclipse.app/Conten ts/Info.plist
                          Status: ERROR
                          Additional Notes: ERROR - Unable to locate ASCII text file to be manipulated. Deferring...
Indeed there is no such file, whereas there is a file /Users/barrygbrunning/eclipse/java-oxygen/Eclipse.app/Contents/Info.plist.  At the install log errors referenced path /Users/barrygbrunning/eclipse/java-oxygen/Eclipse.app/Contents/Eclipse/ are located folders: configuration, droppins, features, jre, plugins, readme and the eclipse.ini file, but no info.plist.
The implied "Deferring..." action seems to have not happened.  Any suggestions as to what I might do to recover the situation?  What should have happened to an info.plist somewhere? How might I get the CFB perspective to manifest in Eclipse?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.
how to configure SSL for JBOSS EAP 7.1 in domain.xml
I must delete queue on WebSphere MQ - IBM ,
What are the commands to use on an AIX server?
I am in the process of getting an outdated server upgraded to a supported OS. Running VMWare 5.5 and we get getting a system off a Virtual Server 2003 x86, and upgrading it to the only available system possible a virtual Server 2008 x86. The original server is an application and file server. It has 3 IP addresses assigned to a single nick and the DNS has 2 of those IP's assigned to static FQDN's.
Here is where things get unusual...

When the original server is the one bound to the domain I can ping it from all of my systems. When the new computer is bound to the domain it will not respond to ping from only certain subdomains (inbound ICMP v4 & v6 are enabled for file and print sharing.. so it isn't the firewall).

The 2nd and 3rd IP's do not respond to any type of ping even though they show they are connected to the network. I have even tried changing the configuration by removing the 2nd and 3rd IP's from the one nic and giving them their own individual nic cards to see if they might respond from there. Again no such luck.

I am going crazy trying to get this to work properly but I can't seem to find a way to get the nic's to talk correctly, nor can I get them to respond to all of the subdomains that the original server had no issues responding to.

I am hoping that someone may have seen something like this before. I realize that an in place upgrade doesn't always resolve all issues but I've never seen something like this in any previous attempts.
Thank you in …

What is wrong in 1st attached screenshot? I send one mail and have got no failure (see 2nd attached file), in Telnet, but I cannot get the Mail. Where is the problem?
I have an Windows 2008r2 application server and a domain controller .

What commands can I use to check an make sure the Application servers time us synced with the Domain Controller.
we have direct printing with two application servers running IIS connecting to  SQL DB . we have upgraded two application servers  3 months back and one application is not responding for direct printing .
our application vendor is asking us to check with the network team to resolve the issue  . but it seems to be nothing wrong with the network level .

Q1  - How can I confirm the network level issue is  clear - Eg by ping the client to server or  ?
Q2 -  Patch level , there are some changes in the patch level  , but our vendor has confirm before the patch upgrade ,there is nor issue with the latest patch update .

Our Printing is configured as below
Client end  - connecting the receipt printer to client PC  - Host name  - C1
Application server side  -   Direct printer is mapping    billingPrinterC1 and billingPrinter is the  prefix for the printer profile name for billing Dep.

billingPrinterC1   IPaddress

how can I rectify the direct printing issue on the not responding server .  Direct printing still using for big applications ? we are having so much of issues with this architecture . please comment on this
 I will share some testing result later
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Websphere 8.5.5 :- Launch Client (Bypass the Authentication)
I want to bypass the authentication.
My soap.client.props details :-


opt/was/85/AppServer/profiles/node1/bin/launchClient.sh /tciservices/gts/fehComm/FehFcsPutCli.ear -CCverbose=false -CCBootstrapHost=fc9pfwasd01.usgfoundries.com -CCBootstrapPort=9813 -CCexitVM=true
IBM WebSphere Application Server, Release 8.5
Java EE Application Client Tool
Copyright IBM Corp., 1997-2011
WSCL0012I: Processing command line arguments.
WSCL0013I: Initializing the Java EE Application Client Environment.
[5/22/18 10:19:15:205 EDT] 00000001  W UOW=null source=com.ibm.ws.ssl.config.SSLConfig org=IBM prod=WebSphere component=Application Server thread=[P=755014:O=0:CT]
          CWPKI0041W: One or more key stores are using the default password.
WSCL0035I: Initialization of the Java EE Application Client Environment has completed.
WSCL0014I: Invoking the Application Client class com.ibm.invmgr.fehfcsputcli.FehFcsPutCli
Starting FehFcsPutCli --> main is being executed
Connecting to EJB server...
Realm/Cell Name: defaultWIMFileBasedRealm
User Identity: XXXXXXX
User Password:                                                                                                                                                    Processing...
Execution complete ET(ms):16
How can I use RDP (MSTSC.EXE) to log on to server as if you are at the console? I am looking for a way to modify the .RDP so when I execute the remote desktop to a server, the login page is pulled up so i can type my credentials in or use a digipass (vasco) alternative. I also use HP RGS to get into servers and blades, but the version in my environment is buggy and needs to install a client ... but it does accomplish the type of login behavior I am looking for ... when it works. I know that the .rdp file can be modified with a text editor, but I have not had any luck with the settings I have.
We have an application server that is mission critical. Is it possible to create a backup of the server, where everything is identical including the IP Address, that works on something like a heartbeat and only comes online if the other server goes down?
I have an application server in dmz and database in nside zone.now i want to use xenapp to publish this application to my out side users.what should be the xenapp component design best practice and is ssl certificate is mandatory.please explain the design and
I have version IBM WebShere MQ , do I need to upgrade the system from AIX 6.1.9 to the AIX 7.1.4 now  the current version of QM is compatible?
Using an Oracle Data Guard with a Primary and Standby database instance, is there a way to use a JDBC driver to send to the correct DB instance (or more specifically, to allow the application to fail over to the Standby  database instance if the primary is down)

I examined the documentation and the JDBC drivers appear to be for a RAC cluster as opposed to the Data Guard Primary and Standby

Can some one please help clarify ?


Application Servers

An application server is a software framework that provides both facilities to create applications and a server environment to run them. Most application server frameworks contain a comprehensive service layer model, acting as a set of components accessible to the software developer through an API defined by the platform itself. For Web applications, these components are usually performed in the same running environment as their web server(s), and their main job is to support the construction of dynamic pages. However, many application servers target much more than just Web page generation: they implement services like clustering, fail-over, and load-balancing.

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