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We have some Dell rugged tablets with on board verizon cellular data. We want the tablets to prefer wi-fi over cellular data and, according to Microsoft, this happens as a default behavior. In our testing this is not the case. I know how to use netsh to configure priority for wlan or mba... but I am not seeing a way to configure wi-fi over mba. Do one of you have a solution to forcing a network preference for wi-fi over cellular?

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We are trying to install Server 2016 on a DELL PE T110 II machine that has no operating system currently and no drivers at all. Installation disk is a Microsoft disk and is asking for a media driver but all I can locate is .exe files which I can't install without the OS installed. The BIOS is Insyde Software Revision 1.1.1. Is there some magic application or process that will allow the installation of drivers on a system without any OS or drivers?
I have a small business with a Dell PowerEdge T30 Server. This server is only about a week old running Windows Server 2016 Standard. At random times throughout the day, the server will go offline and when I go to the physical server to look at it, it will not wake up. I have to hard power it down in order to get it working again. I look at the Local Server log and the only thing that is displayed is below. Per my knowledge the 10016 error should not affect performance and the SidebySide Application is lync. Can anyone give me direction on how I can figure out why it goes offline and non responsive? The time that it froze was between 8:44 and when I had to reboot at 9:18. Thank you

      6008      Error      EventLog                      System                                                      9/25/2018 9:18:52 AM
      41              Critical      Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power              System          9/25/2018 9:18:32 AM
      10016      Error      Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM      System      9/25/2018 8:44:27 AM
      10016      Error      Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM      System      9/25/2018 8:42:14 AM
      35              Error      SideBySide   Application                                              9/25/2018 8:41:19 AM
Does any know what the maximum size HDD supported by a Dell PowerEdge T310?  I want to move my current drives out of old server (currently a desktop case) into a Dell PowerEdge T310 I'm looking at buying.  I am currently Running Windows Server 2012 OS on it and id setup for a RAID 5 array (currently 4-2TB HDD's and 1-4TB HDD in use on my RAID array), and want to know if the T310 is compatible with running this OS and RAID setup I currently have before I purchase it.  I'm sure that the T310 has reached it's EOL but I'm sure that it still performs well.  

Thanks for any information anyone may provide
DELL M4800 WORKSTATION LAPTOP stuck in startup. This computer had not been turned on in six months. Upon trying to turn it on I found the battery was dead. I hooked up the power supply and attempted to boot. The Dell logo appeared normally for a few seconds. Then the screen went black. The hard drive led kept flashing and has been flashing for an hour.  It is randomly flashing. Sometimes fast and sometimes slow. It appears that it thinks it is doing "something" not just stuck in an endless loop. Should I let it continue this activity or take another action. Note: the laptop has a 1 TB SSD and the laptop has seen under a month of use. Virtually like new. Note: The caps lock, num lock and other key leds are operating properly.

I do not see an option to close this question prior to any comments being given. I was worried that it might be destroying data so I forced a close and rebooted it. It seems to have liked that procedure and all seems to be OK at this time. I rebooted once again to make sure and all is OK.
I've got a Dell XPS laptop running Windows 10 and a Samsung Galaxy A8.
When I plug the Samsung into the laptop, the laptop thinks it's a power supply for charging and therefore rejects it.
Untitled.pngHow can I tell the Dell to connect the Samsung for data transfer rather than thinking it's a power supply?
I'm buying a new Dell PowerEdge R740XD with a 4port 10GBe NIC and am looking into the best Switch to connect it to. We are primarily a Cisco Shop so I've been looking at Cisco Catalyst 3850 series. I'm looking for everyone's opinion here.
I have a Dell poweredge 110.  Server 2008 SBS. Raid 1 with two drives. Perc s100.
I thought that it should be able to boot with just one drive but it does not. I pulled up the configuration CTRL-R. It now says "Raid1, 499GB, Failed(R/W). However it does not show that the physical drive is bad.

I tried making a new drive a hot swap drive following these dialogs but I don't think a rebuild will even start with that virtual disk having failed.
Anything I can do?
Keyboard function keys not responding as intended.

I am using a Dell Inspirion 13 7000 Laptop.  The function keys are not working as intended.  When I press the F2 key in my Excel program, instead of the EDIT function enabling, the volume control pops up. In order for me to envoke the EDIT function, I have to hold the FN key and press is simultaneously with the F2 key.

How can I fix this?

thank you

We have the following devices:

9 Host Servers (Dell R620)

Host 1-5 Connected to the Dell S5148F-ON
Host 6-9 Connected to the Cisco 4500

2 SAN (Unity 400) (MD3600i)
2 Dell S5148F-ON Switches
1 Cisco 4500
1 Cisco 4900

We connected the 2 Dell Switches together using 2 100G link and there both connected to the Hosts 1-5 and to the SAN Unity 400. Also we have a 10G connection from one the Dell S5148F-ON to the Cisco 4500. The Cisco 4500 connects to the Cisco 4900 downstream which gets out to the internet.

Can someone please recommend if this is good practice? If not what your recommendations are :)
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Today I got a brand new Dell Ultrasharp U2518d 25 inch monitor in the mail. Before Windows even loaded I noticed a strange pink horizontal ribbon along the top center of the screen. I'm afraid it's defective but I wanted to check here first because I can only see the pink distortion when the screen is black or very dark gray. If I have any lighter colors, including white, I don't see it at all. A few other notes:

1) I can see this ribbon even if the computer is off. For reference I'm using the bundled in mini display port to display port cable, but the computer can be off and the cable can be unplugged and I can still see the pink line.

2) The box it came in seemed perfectly fine - no obvious spots of wear

3) I did a bit of research and found that sometimes you can get "stuck" pixels. I tried running this program: but had no luck.

I've included two pictures. The first is monitor on with the cable unplugged. You'll see the pink ribbon at the top center of the screen. (You may also see a small dot below it - that is a relfection from the picture from my phone and can not be seen on the monitor. The second is a picture of the google homepage in full screen. You'll notice the image is free of any blemishes.

I appreciate any help or guidance. I'm afraid it's defective but I thought I'd check here first before fighting with Dell.

Thanks in advance.
We just received two new Dell systems and have been trying to connect them in a workgroup - for explanation sake, we have Bell1 and Bell2 for system names.  Bell 2 can see itself and Bell1 but cannot connect to Bell1.  Bell1 does not see itself or Bell2.  Bell2 has Norton AV installed on it but worked before that was installed.  After turning on all the sharing, turn off password/firewall - still same issue.  On Bell1, we even did a Factory reset and erased everything (not much on them to start) - but same issue.  I am not sure what we are missing.
We have a DELL PE R630 server with PERC H730P RAID controller. It has a RAID 1 VD containing Server 2012 R2 Standard. It has 2 more RAID 5 Virtual Drives containing data. Can an additional Virtual Drive be added with a group of new physical hard drives?
Hi Experts,

This morning we conducted a high availability test on our virtual infrastructure. We have 2 esxi 6.0 hosts connected to a dell md3400 direct attached storage. When our esxi host was shutdown the HA worked fine, but the LUN from the storage was gone.

All looks well on the Storage Array itself, the host is in the group and LUN and port identifiers for the host appear to be fine on the MD3400. On the host the PCI storage adapter is there, but no storage.

I did a re-scan on the host and rebooted the host again and still no storage.

Thank you
The Recycle Bin on H:\is corrupted. Do you want to empty the Recycle Bin of this drive.

This seems to be a problem of missing recycle bin. How does one create recycle bin?
I'm having issues setting up SSH on Dell  S5148F-ON. Telnet works but SSH doesn't work at all. Can someone provide the configuration for it please :)
At random times while using a Dell T5810 Precision Workstation (Windows 10 Pro 64-bit) I get  a System Stop blue screen. The code is
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and the failed device is iastorb.sys.

A minidump file is attached.

The system reboots on its own. I've seen it maybe three times over the past couple weeks. There are no hardware or software changes I know of that were done just before this problem started occurring. (I just removed an internal SATA data drive and added a new external hard drive but this crash problem started before then.)

The hard drive configuration has two sk Hynix 1TB SSDs on a PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion card. Drives are NOT in any RAID configuration. There are no drives connected to the SATA ports on the motherboard. Intel Rapid Storage Technology Enterprise is installed on the computer.

The external drive (Western Digital Gold 4TB WD4002FYYZ) connects through a StarTech docking station to a rear USB3 port.

I ran the Intel Driver & Support Assistant and the Dell update checker. They say all drivers are current.

Device Manager shows no devices with problems. In System Information no problem devices are listed.

Do I need iaStorB and iaStorA?

Assuming I do need them, any suggestions how to troubleshoot this problem?

Thanks, Pete
Dell Inspiron 15 laptop, running 64 bit Win 7 Pro, and there were no recent hardware or software changes.
When starting up, I'm getting the message 'Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. Yada, yada, yada...', then gives the option to start normally (which will bring me right back here), or Launch Startup Repair.
Launching startup repair just takes me to a black screen, like the one I’ve currently been staring  at for about an hour. Now when I say black screen, it's not black like its off, it’s lit, just never gets to any progress bar, etc.
I tried booting from a Win 7 DVD, which will give me the ‘windows is loading files…’ screen, then go to the ‘Starting Windows’ screen, then it will go to a blank (black) screen, with an oversized cursor (arrow) that will move with the trackpad or a mouse.
I have stared at that screen for close to an hour, as well.
I have also run the diagnostics & everything checks out fine.
What’s my next best move?
Using Windows 10 on a Dell laptop for about a year.  All of a sudden, every time I boot up, it asks for a Bit Locker recovery key, and I have to enter 48 f'n digits!  I had never heard of Bit Locker, and to my knowledge I have never turned it on or off.  Per a You Tube video, I have disabled Bit Locker, but I still get the prompt and have to enter all 48 digits again.

I'm a single user and have little need for sophisticated security.  How can I get rid of this stupid prompt?
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I've got 20+ Dell servers at remote locations for clients and I'd like to figure out a way how to monitor hardware events remotely. All the servers are Dell PowerEdge Gen 9 and newer and all have an iDRAC card. Most are running esxi 5.5+ with server 2012 on the VM's. I've got OMSA installed and Support Assistant Enterprise on the servers that are still under warranty. Basically I'd like something like Support Assistant Enterprise that will run on the out of warranty and older hardware. At this point I pretty much just need to know the status of the hard drives, firmware versions of everything and get some alert when something changes. Ideally I'd like a single window where I can monitor everything from. Any advice would be helpful or at least a direction to start looking into.

Thanks in advance
We have two identical Dell PowerEdge servers running WS2012 R2 set up as a cluster to a Dell PowerVault SAN.
There are 14 Hyper-V VMs occupying a little over 3TBs. As we are looking to expand the storage of the PowerVault,
I need a good backup solution for the VMs.

What is the most common and best way to backup these VMs?
Dell Inspiron 17 5748 replaced damaged screen with new OEM replacement.  Goes blank after Windows 10 boot.   Will work perfectly fine in BIOS setup.   Unable to determine why will not work after windows boot.  I need to use external monitor.   Tried pulling CMOS battery but did not help.
I have a home/work network with 3 Dell machines. Two machine running Windows 7 Pro and now one running Windows 10 Pro. I installed Windows 10 on the one machine yesterday. But now I cannot get the W10 machine to connect to the home/work network so the other machines can share files and folders. I did all the usual stuff...turn on network sharing...file and print sharing...added the W10 machine to the Workgroup...but still I cannot access it form the other machines. I thought W10 was supposed to be easier. What am I missing?
I want to know if I can monitoring my Dell switches using MIBs as a custom device or using SNMP v2.

Found this guide

But I have read that even using open standards. Sometimes Cisco Prime couldn't recognise the device.

Any experience with Dell switches?
I want to compare the Dell Latitude E7480 laptop with its replacement, the E7490.  All things being equal, is there any great difference between the two?  If the 7480 has the same features at a lower price point, is there any reason to get the 7490 instead?

I'm looking at both laptops on the Dell small business outlet site.  They have good deals on refurbished, scratch and dent, and returns.  They all come with the same warranty as new.

The customer I'm buying this laptop for is not a power user, but wants to be able to take advantage of new hardware as it becomes available.  We need some idea of the relative value of various features.

For standard laptops, not 2 in 1s, how useful is touch versus non-touch.
I won't get one with resolution below 1280X1024. But some of the 7480s come with 2560 X 1440 touch (and gorilla glass).  Is it something to jump at?
USB C versus Thunderbolt 3.
NVME versus standard SSD drives.
(NVME are blazing fast, but how much difference does this make to an average user?)  How important in terms of the future?
They both take DDR4 memory.  Looking at user manuals, memory seems to be a relatively simple upgrade on both. To me a lower amount of memory, 4GB versus 8 or 8 versus 16 isn't a deal breaker.  Do you agree?
6th versus 7th versus 8th generation Intel processors.
Windows 10 Home versus Pro. (almost all are Pro but I just notices a Win10 Home.  Is that a deal breaker?)

Any other observations?







Since 1984, Dell has been delivering technology to fit your life.
Dell is in Enterprise, Home Office and Consumer sectors of the market, supplying a broad range of customizable desktops, laptops, notebooks, servers, storage, and network devices.