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A server is a computer program or a machine that waits for requests from other machines or software (clients) and responds to them. This architecture is called the client–server model. The clients may run on the same computer or may connect to the server over a network. The purpose of a server is to share data or hardware and software resources among clients. Typical computing servers are database servers, file servers, mail servers, print servers, web servers, game servers, and application servers.

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Installed Windows Admin Center on server 2019. Dont see any shortcut to start it, also https://localhost:6516 does not work.
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What full free antivirus & spyware I run on my LAB W2K16 home server?

I have Dell Server r510.
How to install the Operating system in it?


I am confused related to the installation of a firmware for Dell Server PowerEdge R510( I am not sure whether it has been installed or enabled in my server).

Here is the firmware  Dell EMC OpenManage Integration 7.1.1 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).

I am able to download it (with the browser; not with “download manager”)

Here are the Details:

Date modified: 8/21/2019
Name: OMIMSSC_v7.1.1.2035_for_VMM_and_ConfigMgr_A00
Type: Compressed (zipped) folder
Size: 1,143,167 KB

When I execute by double-click the above zipped folder,  I get the followings:

RPM_Yum_Repository (file folder)
Readme text document.

When I execute by double-click “RPM_Yum_Repository (file folder)”, I will get a lot of files; especially files with RPM extension.

I am confused now: I do not see any EXE file here, when I execute  “RPM_Yum_Repository (file folder)”

1) Is the the above firmware (= OMIMSSC_v7.1.1.2035_for_VMM_and_ConfigMgr_A00) has been ENABLED or INSTALLED in my server? (i am confused as i do not see any EXE file)

2) If Not yet enabled or installed , please show me how to enable it?


I want to install the firmware for Dell PowerEdge r510.
As i do not know the complete set of firmware to be installed; here i just tried to install the followings firmware.
I am able to install some, but there are 2 of them i cannot install.
Maybe, the problem related to "download manager" or other things ( i am not sure).

Here are the things that i have done:

Dell PowerEdge r510
Firmware update

1) Dell server BIOS poweredge R510 version 1.14.0 urgent (DONE)
      Category: Bios
      Release date: 16 Jul, 2018
2) Intel 5500/5520 chipset software installation utility (DONE)
      Category: Chipset
      Release Date: 6 Feb, 2012
3) Dell EMC SupportAssistEnterprise version 2.0.21 Windows Management Server (DONE)
      Release Date: 13 May, 2019
4) Dell iDRAC Monolithic Release 2.92 (DONE)
      Category: Embedded Server Management
      Release Date: 31 Jan, 2019

5) Dell Lifecycle Controller Integration v3.3 for system center configuration manager.
      Category: iDRAC with lifecycle controller
      Release Date: 9 Jan, 2017

6) Dell EMC Open Manage Integration 7.1.1 for Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).

      Category: System Management
      Release Date: 18 Apr, 2019
Note The file is too big; use the download manager

1) I am able to install #1 up to # 4
2) When installing #5, pre-requisite requirement (maybe), is to install # 6 firstly
3) When installing # 6, as the file to …
I have 3 domain controllers on Windows Server 2019 Standard.  I just set them up in a testbed environment that replicates the real world environment with IP addresses, inter-subnet router, etc.
They are each on one of 3 subnets that are routed together.
All DCs can ping the other 2.
All DCs can open fileshares on the other 2.
However, ONE DC cannot show ONE other DC in Server Manager-All Servers.  It only shows itself and one other.
Trying to add the 3rd DC results in: No Items Found.
The other 2 DCs are showing all 3.  So, the missing DC in one case seems to be an OK DC in the other case???

I've checked everything I can think to check and haven't been able to solve this.
I have just installed Solid CP control panel on a windows 2019 datacenter, install seem have gone correctly, no errors showing

however, when i try to open it i get this error

HTTP Error 404.17 - Not Found
The requested content appears to be script and will not be served by the static file handler.

Most likely causes:
The request matched a wildcard mime map. The request is mapped to the static file handler. If there were different pre-conditions, the request will map to a different handler.

Things you can try:
If you want to serve this content as a static file, add an explicit MIME map.

We have a corrupt exchange .edb file that we need to recover email from.

I have tried the exeutil soft recovery option, this did not work. I havent tried the hard recovry yet because the file is 600GB and reading up say its takes 3-4 hours per 3GB ish, this would take an ice age so im exploring other options first

The edb was part of a Raid 10 array that 2 of the drives for some reason marked themselves as foreign. We have to clear the virtual drive and reassign the disks to the new VD. All the data is still there. I dont think this is a factor but worth mentioning just in case.

The idea I had was to use some third party software that claims it can mount a corrupt edb and get what I can, but I cant even copy the edb file to another drive as it keeps failing saying the file is corrupt.

Any help or advice I could get at this point would be very appreciated.

The database is currently marked as dirty shutdown. I tried reading how to make it a clean shutdown but couldnt seem to get anyhting to work.

Thank you

I m connecting from a Windows 10 machine to a Windows 2016 server running on VMware Esxi 5.5 via RDP.
Some applications (not all) show terribly small fonts and do not resize.
Where should, I look at to correct? An rdp to windows 10 has no issues.

Please advise.

I hope someone can help me with this issue. I will try explain as best I can.

I have a client that has a Server 2012 R2 used as a Remote desktop server. Clients can connect ok but when I open the RD License Diagnoser an error is reported that the License server is not available. However the server continues to work as expected.

The full description of the error is as follows;

'License server <Servername> is not available. This could be caused by network connectivity problems, the Remote Desktop Licensing service is stopped on the license server, or RD Licensing is no longer installed on the computer.'

There is no network connectivity problems. The 'Remote Desktop Licensing' service is running ok. Also the RD Licensing role is installed.

Please can anyone advise how I can resolve this or point me in the right direction to diagnose this issue.
I have included a screen shot of the error.

Many thanks,
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I'm going to be giving a domain controller a new IP address.  what else do I need to change IP wise on the DC apart from the NIC Ip
I create a new file server to move users home folders.
The share folder name is Users$, I add with following permissions:
Domain Users - Traverse folder, List Folder, Create Folders in 'This Folder Only'.
Creator Owner - Full Control in Subfolders and file only.
System - Full Control in This folder, subfolders, and files.
Domain Admins - Full Control in This folder, subfolders, and files.
But I got this error when AD try to create the user home folder: The shared folder already exists. Because the folder is at the root of the file share, you must verify that the user has the appropriate permissions to manage the contents of the folder.
I tested also given to the Domain Users full access of the folder and I got the same error.
Any suggestion on how to troubleshoot this issue.
I need malware protection for an older Windows Server:

The user has an older Windows Server:
Windows Server Standard FE, Service Pack 2  Copyright 2007

Is this a Small Business Server 2008?

What can I use for Virus, Malware, and Ransomware protection?

I have a license for Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, but I can't locate a version of Malwarebytes that supports this system.

This server will be migrated soon.  I need to protect it for a while.
I have a 2012 Server that Hosts HYPER V's. The host is loosing HD space rapidly. I keep the temp files clean daily. Is there a program that can monitor the server and tell me what file or folder grows the most in a given period of time?
i have a server image backup. i need to restore it to a drive so i can get a vhd of the drive. do i need to restore the backup with the same version of server that is backed up?
In my shop we have several Solaris bash shell scripts that help with database procedures/maintenance.  One of the things that we rely on, is the condition on a particular box, whether the database server software or client software is installed.  Via the script what would be a good way to determine whether I have a server or client installed on a particular Solaris box?
I have a windows server 2016 which we need to monitor the following

Memory usage
(and possibly MSMQ / Rabbit Q message size)
(and possibly biggest resource consuming apps)

I would like to be able to log at N min intervals and report to a cloud/ my own external server
I would imagine an agent needs to be installed on the server, and then a collector on another server

Are there any cheap/free options available for this

I was thinking PowerBI or something similar?

What options do I have?

I would potentially need it on about 6 servers so it gets expensive with a paid solution.

I am trying to get a powershell script to get information from a list of servers about a particular KB installed.

I want to export the information to a CSV format.


Server 2016 boot loop
I get a bad_system-config_info BSOD, and I cannot seem to bypass this.

The error occured after installing .net framework 4.7.2.

The f8 menu does not help, all options result in the same bsod.

Does anyone have any suggestion what to do to get the system back and running?
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A bit off topic but completely relevant:
I have a client with a pair of 4-year-old Dell tower servers with Microsoft Volume Licensing copies of Server Standard 2012R2 and the servers have Dell’s better support, so called Pro Support Plus. Dell has recently changed the terms of their support agreement and now they refuse to support any system tht doesn’t have OEM server software installed, with the OEM sticker on the box. Exchange 2013 is now out of mainstream support as of April 2018 and as I said, Dell now refuses to support these systems and I decided it made more sense to just migrate to Exchange 2016 rather than pay retail per hour rates or fighting Dell’s legal department.

I’d be interested in talking with anyone who thinks they could help me get Dell to reinstate the 5-year support agreement that we aid so much for, but that’s not directly relevant here. Meanwhile, Microsoft enterprise support won’t support any product that is out of mainstreams support without paying another $500 per incident fee. But they’d support 2016 under the existing contract.

So, rightly or wrongly, I decided to install Exchange 2016 on a Hyper-V guest and then turn off the 2013 exchange server. If this was a seriously dumb move, I will walk away from the exchange 2016 and try something different.

Which brings me to the technical question(s): how simple is this to do while the 2013 server is in production? The Server 2012R2 Standard host only has only one guest on it but the license …
Hi All

We are currently on local profiles and have a terminal server for users to login to

Which is better roaming or local?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

In which situation should each be used?

Do you still need antivirus if you go for roaming profiles?

I would like to know the experts preferences and why they prefer one over the other?
The user has a Brother QL-570 label printer.  It only has a USB Interface and is no longer being supported by Brother. It prints very well.
The user wanted to be able to print to it from 2 computers.  I originally set it up to be shared on the Windows 10 Pro host, but then the sharing stopped working.

I chose a fast solution:
I connected an Apple Airport Express, gave the Airport Express a static IP, and used the print sharing/print server function built into the Airport Express.  (It was a used AE that I had on hand)

Labels can be printed from both computers, and I don't have to spend the time trying to figure out why Windows 10 sharing isn't working.
The only problem is that the QL-570 cannot print multiple copies of a label.  Whatever number is entered, it only prints 1 copy.  The user can repeat the printing process as many times as they like, the labels print, but only one at a time.

I downloaded and reinstalled the Brother driver.  The latest version available was created in 2014.    I also downloaded and installed Brother's label printing software - P-Touch Editor 5.2
After installing the two downloads, the printer still only prints 1 label at a time.

The user doesn't want to buy a new label printer.

What might be preventing multiple labels from being printed?  The driver or the Apple print server.
Is there an alternative inexpensive print server that could be used?   I don't mind purchasing a previously owned print server from eBay.

I am trying to set my default browser on our remote desktops (server 2016 farm) to Firefox.  

I have followed the KB article of adding to a GPO and creating a Appossoc.xml to be used  Stored the file on the file server in a folder accessible to everyone.

Issue is it does not apply and nothing changes on the user side.

Am I missing something, any ideas?

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <Association Identifier=".htm" ProgId="FirefoxHTML" ApplicationName="Firefox" />
  <Association Identifier=".html" ProgId="FirefoxHTML" ApplicationName="Firefox" />
  <Association Identifier=".shtml" ProgId="FirefoxHTML" ApplicationName="Firefox" />

  <Association Identifier=".website" ProgId="FirefoxHTML" ApplicationName="Firefox" />

  <Association Identifier=".xht" ProgId="FirefoxHTML" ApplicationName="Firefox" />
  <Association Identifier=".xhtml" ProgId="FirefoxHTML" ApplicationName="Firefox" />
  <Association Identifier="ftp" ProgId="FirefoxURL" ApplicationName="Firefox" />
  <Association Identifier="http" ProgId="FirefoxURL" ApplicationName="Firefox" />
  <Association Identifier="https" ProgId="FirefoxURL" ApplicationName="Firefox" />

I'm Migrating data from 1 domain controller/file server to another domain controller/file server they are both on totally separate domains

I've disabled DHCP on the new infrastructure, Both network addresses are also different. 192.168.0/24 &

My question is will there be any issues having both the domain controllers on the same network while I do the migration?  I don't think it should be a problem, just need some clarification

I currently have four locations connected over an MPLS.  I recently replaced both DCs a the corporate office with two 2019 servers.  Since the change computers at each location are no longer able to see any other workstations/servers on the network.  I have a mix of WIN7 and 10 workstations.  If this is related to disabling SMB1 is there a workaround to emulate the same sort of browsing functionality?

Server Software





A server is a computer program or a machine that waits for requests from other machines or software (clients) and responds to them. This architecture is called the client–server model. The clients may run on the same computer or may connect to the server over a network. The purpose of a server is to share data or hardware and software resources among clients. Typical computing servers are database servers, file servers, mail servers, print servers, web servers, game servers, and application servers.