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Servers are computing devices that are similar to desktop computers in that they have the same basic components, but are significantly different in size, configuration and purpose. Servers are usually accessed over a network, and many run unattended, without a computer monitor, input device, audio hardware or USB interfaces. Many servers do not have a graphical user interface (GUI), and are configured and managed remotely. Servers typically include hardware redundancy such as dual power supplies, RAID disk systems, and ECC memory, along with extensive pre-boot memory testing and verification. Critical components might be hot swappable, and to guard against overheating, servers might have more powerful fans or use water cooling.

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I have a client, running Windows 8 Pro who needs to logon to our hosted server.  So far, everyone who has logged onto our server has been running Win10, using the "Remote Desktop Connection".  I'm sure RDC used to be on Windows 8, but I couldn't remember where it was (if it is even installed).  I know there is a version called "Remote Desktop" that can be downloaded from the MS store, but this doesn't have all of the features I need.

Can someone let me know how to run RDC on Windows 8.  Thank you
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We're running vSphere 6 on nine servers, each with their own copy of vSphere installed.  Several of the servers' CPU are overloaded, while the others are idle.  I've read that a single copy of vSphere can gang together the servers into one, big processing unit and can automatically allocated CPU load from one server to another.  I believe the process was called Distributed Resource Management (DRM) in v.5.5.  How can this configuration be done in v.6?

Your help is greatly appreciated!
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Trying to install 2012 R2 on a PowerEdge R320 RAID1 SSD
Installing for USB I installs and then after a reboot during the in stall I get the screen
"Administrator's password must be changed" after I change it, it asks for my password so it can boot in
what I get is a black screen and a c:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe window

it's curser is blinking on c:\Users\Administrator
If I close this CMD all I get is a curser and black screen. I can do a "CNTRL-ALT-DEL"
it brings up Windows Server 2012 R2 screen with options: Lock, Switch user, Sign off, change a password and task manager"
maybe I have a graphics setting issue????

Any advise is appreciated
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I just put a 1TB (Official/expensive) Dell disk in as an additional disk, and when clicking 'Manage Unassigned Disks'
I get this message:


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I have unboxed a HPE ProLiant gen 10 micro server.  I am at a loss as how to get to intelligent provisioning and/or ILO for this model, so I can setup a RAID10 array.

Can anybody give me a nudge?
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Havent been able to find any good info on this, anyone know the answer?
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Will an Intel Server Board S2600CP with the latest version 2.06.006 BIOS update installed be fully compatible with Server 2016?
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I have an Intel S2600CP server board with 10 SATA hard drives.

The problem is that when I install Server 2016 I can only choose between 4 of the hard drives as possible installation drives.

The remaining SATA hard drives are connected to a PCI Express RAID card that came with the Intel S2600CP server board.

I need the exact URL hyperlink of where I can download the right driver that I can load at the very beginning of the Server 2016 installation process that will allow all of the server's SATA hard drives to be recognized.

Please provide me with the exact URL hyperlink of where I can download this driver from.

In my past question here I was directed to the website https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22831&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%20Server%202008%20%20R2*&DownloadType=Drivers.

This website only has drivers for Server 2012 and doesn't have any drivers for Server 2016.

Are there any updated Server 2016 drivers available for this? Or will the Server 2012 drivers work within Server 2016?
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Howdy,

So rebuilding a network and having to use existing hardware due to budget limitations, until we can replace hardware next year.

The server itself is an old Dell PowerEdge R900 - specced out with multiple CPU's and ~64GB of RAM. It has the PERC 6 / i RAID controller with 5 x 2TB hard disks.

My initial plan was 1 x RAID 10 Array with a hotspare. This worked and Windows loaded, however due to its age and non UEFI BIOS, it can't see anything more than 2TB. So i went back to the beginning and tried to create 2 partitions within the Windows server setup screen - but again it will create one partition and then throws errors trying to create additional partitions on the 1.6TB of remaining hard disk (doesn't matter what size).

From reading online it appears you can't create multiple virtual drives on a single RAID 10 array like i've done in the past with HP servers.

This leaves me with two options that i can think of..

1) Create 2 x RAID 1 mirrors and use 1 drive as a hot spare. This will give me 2 x ~2TB drives

2) Create 1 x RAID 1 mirror and 1 x RAID 5 with no hot spares (I actually have a physical spare drive so the hotspare isn't critical). This will give me maximum storage.

The server will run 1 x 2016 Domain controller for about 20 users, 1 x 2008 RDS server for 3 - 4 users, and i was planning to run 1 x application/file server too.

Open to suggestions and ideas.
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Hi,

I picked up 4 HGST Ultrastar He8 drives recently (HUH728080ALE604) and was going to put them on a LSI 9268-8i card.  Another EE expert indicated that might not be the best move.

I've looked at the current lineup of the LSI model line and don't need the 12MB/s capability.  Which of their 6MB/s RAID HBA adapter cards could handle these drives?  Looking for internal drive configuration that would support RAID 6.

Thanks!

--Ben
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I am in a school environment.  I want to buy a VMware server for use with approximately 50 VMs.

In a previous question, I explored the kind of server that I need.  Now I need to know the cost of the VMware licensing.  (Our school board can access the Microsoft licensing free of charge to me, so I can leave aside that question for now.)

Server:  HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9, Xeon E5-2640 v4 2.4 GHz, 240 GB RAM, 12.6 TB HD (7 * 1.8 TB)

Question:  What do I need to purchase in terms of VMware ESXi licensing?  The processor has 10 cores.

I'm also interested in websites that promote and have ideas about the use of virtualization in educational environments.  Maybe that's a separate question.

Thank you.
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A friend got a new server with 8 HDDs, he created a raid5+1 hot spare. and installed the os. after that he wanted to test whether the hot spare would would and he pulled a disk from raid5. successfully the hot spare was added to the raid5 and rebuilt the raid5.

Now the question is that the HDD he earlier pulled; he wants to put it back and use as the new hot spare. since there is some data in this HDD since it was participating in the raid5 earlier, will this work as hot spare? or else will he have to format this disk? if so, how to format? from ACU?
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Please provide me with the URL address so that I can download the latest BIOS update for an  Intel S2600cp server board.
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I noticed a lot of contractors mount electrical receptacles above the racks up in the cable tray.  About 8' high.  Is that a normal practice?
When you bring a heavy UPS on the bottom of the cabinet the cable doesn't reach that high for the 10Amp twist lock plug.  And not very comfortable to run thick UPS cables up 8' to the tray above the rack.  
Is this a new standard practice these days?
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In environment where swapping 2003 server for server 2012

Only problem being login scripts being used instead of gpo

Plan is to robocopy remaining folders and amend log in scripts some evening this week

What's the most painless way to do this?
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For the last few days I've been getting these messages emailed to me from the server.  Yesterday I doubled the server RAM.. still getting the messages.  How can I troubleshoot this accurately?  PHP 7, latest wordpress, NGINX, Plesk Onyx.  VPS ram is 2GB now, up from 1 GB yesterday..no improvement.

Subject: lfd on xyzsite.com: Excessive resource usage: xyzsite (24659 (Parent PID:7656))

Time:         Tue Oct 31 08:42:51 2017 -0300
Account:      xyzsite
Resource:     Virtual Memory Size
Exceeded:     417 > 400 (MB)
Executable:   /opt/plesk/php/7.0/sbin/php-fpm
Command Line: php-fpm: pool xyzsite.com
PID:          24659 (Parent PID:7656)
Killed:       No
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Looking for recommendations for the best server build and SQL configuration.  
Raid 10?
Different raid controllers?  physical disks?  TempDB...
Installed SQL Server 2008R2 many times but never on what I think would be the best hardware configuration to maximize the Servers efficiency.

Thank you
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Hard Drive BayHi,

 I have CHENBRO 2U  Rackmount Server Box with six hot-swap 3.5" 600GB SAS hard drives (as seen in the picture).
 Whenever there is a hard drive failure in the past, I have been taking out a bad hard drive tray out of the server, unscrew hard drive from the tray, put a new hard drive into the tray, put the screws on the hard drive tray and pop the tray back into the hot-swap bay on the server.
 Now I just like to have a hard drive in tray ready to go so that I can cut down the time it takes to put the new hard drive in to the server.

 Having said that, here is the product specs:
 https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811123171

  Can I buy a generic 3.5" hot-swap try or have to purchase CHENBRO made hot-swap try?
  As seen in actual picture of the server, there is a light in front of each hard drive tray.  
 

Thanks.
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I have a old Server with 2x SAS 73gb  hard disk and raid created. Windows 2012 installed on it, now i have a Problem not enough hard disk free space. There are two more free hard disk Slot on the Server.

i bought 2 x the same SAS hard disk . can i install These new hard disk without RAID and Windows delete?


Thank you so much for your help
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Is there an option to connect a VR headset (e.g HTC VIVE or Oculus) remotely.

there will be a server that will have the program and will connect via RDP or something else, but the headset will be connected to the local client.

I think I saw VMware CEO do it. with their own program/ infrastructure.

I wonder how can I accomplish it.
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Hi, I have a quick question,

I would like to change the IP Address of a Netgear ReadyNAS (3200) that currently has a couple of iSCSI established connections.

I don't need assistance figuring out how to change the IP on the NAS, but rather would it break the current iSCSI connections?

If so, would it be as easy as re-establishing the connections with the clients without having to recreate from scratch the LUN, target, etc.?


Thanks for your time.
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I am using exchange server 2013 on a physical server. Today, It is utilizing full CPU due to which mail queues increasing high. How can reduce CPU utilization. It is physical server with 4 core CPU
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One of the datacenters a company uses is a converted nuclear shelter.
Switzerland, paranoid about security, has enough nuclear shelters to protect all of its inhabitants. Imagine if we converted all of these nuclear shelters to power racks and racks of standard 1U servers instead. How many servers can we support? Make your best guess and round your answer to the nearest million.
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Hello Experts
this customer has installed himself a win server 2016 in a HP Proliant ML10 GEN9   inten XEON 8 gb RAM  
I find it slow in general compared with other servers and when turning it of takes too long

What can I do here ?
Regards
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Hi,
 
    Please see the diagram attached for a better idea of the setup. I am planning on deploying a pair of ACS servers in a cluster. Is it best to deploy the ACS servers in datacenter 2 behind a load balancer such as a F5? Also, is there a document/books which can be recommended which explains the different cluster deployment scenarios and how to pretty much configure an ACS from scratch?

Thank you
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Servers are computing devices that are similar to desktop computers in that they have the same basic components, but are significantly different in size, configuration and purpose. Servers are usually accessed over a network, and many run unattended, without a computer monitor, input device, audio hardware or USB interfaces. Many servers do not have a graphical user interface (GUI), and are configured and managed remotely. Servers typically include hardware redundancy such as dual power supplies, RAID disk systems, and ECC memory, along with extensive pre-boot memory testing and verification. Critical components might be hot swappable, and to guard against overheating, servers might have more powerful fans or use water cooling.