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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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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?
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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?
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I have a windows server 2016 which we need to monitor the following

CPU
Disk
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.
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Hi,

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.

Regards,

Ajoy
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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 …
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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.

Thanks
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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"?>
<DefaultAssociations>
  <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" />
</DefaultAssociations>
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Hi,

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 & 192.168.10.0/24

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

Thanks
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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?
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The client needs AntiVirus protection for Windows Server Standard FE  2007 - Service Pack 2
They also have Server 2000 (Which has old software on it, and can't be upgraded right away)

I prefer using TrendMicro.  Is there another I can use?

I will upgrade to a newer version of Windows eventually.

Thanks.
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We have Windows Server 2019 installed on a latest generation Dell Optiplex.  (We needed server OS capabilities without the server hardware.)  

The machine has a SSD on SATA0 and HDD on SATA1.  They are both installed at the factory by Dell.  The SSD has the OS and HDD has the data storage.  No RAID.  Drives connected to board.

The installation completes without an issue.  We double check the BIOS and drivers from the Dell website and update.  The machine is setup and placed into service without issue.

After a few days, we find that the HDD is not showing up in Windows nor Disk Management.  We are of course shocked and reboot into BIOS.  The drive is showing fine.  We have enabled to report SMART error reporting.  It physically seems to be fine (not hot, making noise, et cetera).  

We return to Windows Server 2019 OS and the drive is back and working like nothing happened?

This has now happened twice -- the drive disappears out of the blue in the OS and a reboot makes it reappear.  

I'd be more than happy to replace the drive, but is it the drive?  OS?  Board?  SATA Port?  Other?
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My small business is getting a Dell Poweredge T440 and we were advised to use Raid 1 for the OS and Raid 5 for the other drives.

We are going to get 8, 3.5 inch slots for HDs. OS will use 2 drives and Raid 1. Then we want 4 drives to be set up with Raid 5.

Does this give us 4 drives and 2 "hot spares"?
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I have a number of directories/files on my Linux Server that seem to be not needed.  

Can you tell me what these files are for and if they can be erased?

  100M: /opt/drweb/bases/bases.tar.gz
  100M: /old/opt/drweb/bases/bases.tar.gz
  100M: /old/old/opt/drweb/bases/bases.tar.gz
  100M: /old/old/old/opt/drweb/bases/bases.tar.gz
  100M: /old/old/old/old/opt/drweb/bases/bases.tar.gz
  102M: /old/old/old/usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
  102M: /old/old/old/old/usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
  102M: /old/usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
  102M: /old/old/usr/lib/locale/locale-archive

It seems to be that instead of replacing files in an "old" directory, it creates a new directory underneath the old one.  (e.g. /old/old/old).

Thanks.
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My client has a free cloudflare account. A new developer is having difficulty with the website, and wants to adjust cloudflare's settings to try to get it to work better. But the developer is afraid that they might not succeed and will not be able to return the settings to the current values.

Is there a way to save and restore these settings?
If not, is there a way to get a printout or some type of copy of the settings so that someone could go through this list and change the settings to these values?

THank you.
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What application or what is the best way to image a windows server that is RAID5 ?
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One of our clients is experiencing issues with their Windows server.  Their previous IT installed the Server Essentials Role, along with almost every role available (Hyper-V, RDS, Fax server, etc.).  I have removed the Server Essentials Role successfully, (They have a 2012 R2 Standard license).  I need to remove the excess roles and get the machine down to only being a domain controller, DNS server, and DHCP server.  When I try to remove any of the other installed roles it fails completing the operation after the reboot and undoes the changes.  I have run the DISM utility multiple times and it keeps indicating it fixed corruption in the component store, but after a reboot and running the /scanhealth parameter, it still discovers more corruption (have tried this cycle 4 times).

Advice on where to go, or how to troubleshoot is greatly appreciated
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This is a Windows DNS Server question.

On the windows server that has the DNS role, this server connects to a SAN as well. So basically the server has 8 nic ports. 4 are teamed for the windows environment, and the other 4 ports are used for multipath to the SAN.

So in the dns config section i go to the properties tab of the dns server. On the interface tab it shows 5 ips. The 1 that entails my windows team, and then the 4 that go to the san. I unchecked all of the SAN ips since my clients were associating this san ip to the server when looking for a logon server etc.. However when i uncheck all my san ips that goofy self test it does on the monitoring tab always says it fails.

However when i put in this server to my laptops static dns list it seems to work fine for web, browsing pc names on the network. I even flushed all the caches locally and on the server to make sure.

Does it matter if the monitor tab fails? If i put all my san ips back in under interfaces it passes, but then the server advertises these address on my network as a way to get to it which is wrong obviously. I am content with not worrying about the monitoring tab if this is normal for people who have had a server running dns server which also connected to a san.

Any comments or suggestions welcome. Thanks!
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Hi

I have two questions regarding our DHCP server.

We have a DC running DHCP  on a server that we will shut down (SERVER 1), and therefore we need to move the DHCP service to another server (SERVER 2), can I just deactivate it on the first server (SERVER 1), and then active it on the other server (SERVER 2)?
Even if I can I have a problem because our active DHCP is configured on all our routers at out ISP who connect our offices as DHCP relay with IP-address x.x.x.x, and therefore I come to my second question, can I after shutting down the old DC (SERVER 1), configure the new DC (SERVER 2) with that old IP address that (SERVER1) had, will that work?
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My server crashed yesterday. My drives and green not red lights no errors. I saw a bunch of errors regarding dns. DHCP gpos etc and users were not able to surf the web. I bunch the server and it came back to the login page but when I press control alt delete nothing happens. Move the physical mouse cursor doesn’t move. Rebooted pressed F8 and selected last known good configuration and issue persists. It’s not the keyboard and mouse because I’m able to select options prior to getting into the login page. Any ideas what’s going on and how to get into the OS
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We are creating plans to install Exchange server 2019.
But at the moment i can download only the SAC version.

Installing Exchange 2019 on Server 2019 SAC or LTSC ?

What is recommended by miscrosoft ? Do we need to wait on LTSC 2019 and when is that comming? If So.

Cant find any straight answer on it.
Many Thanks
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I need to add more space to one of our new customers pre existing server.
Its really a regular pc that is running server software.

the mainboard is a Gigabyte z77x-ud5h. i7-2600k processor.

right now they have 2 256 GB SSD. and they have them setup for raid 1 using intel rapid storage technology version 11.5.4.1001.

We need to add more space but I am not familiar with this kind of raid. I'm used to HP ProLiant servers and dell. that have their own software.

We are going to put in 2 500 GB DHH to make more space but I'm not sure how if this software support 2 separate arrays.
that way I don't have to reinstall the OS>

When I go into intel RST  there is no option to add anything. I don't have the new drives hooked up yet. I was just checking where to add or if you can add more than one array.
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Need Server and operating system for Visual Studio 2012 Project.

6 local users and 3 remote users. With Windows 10 on all machines

Something that is easy to set up. Have been using Windows XP which now is outdated.

In the past I have used Microsoft 2008 server and it was too complicated for employees...
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This is a brand new Server 2019 Standard Server. I use USB hard drives for Backup. Every time I put a disk in it shows up as being Offline and the information button yields "The disk is offline because of policy set by an administrator" and I have to jerk around with diskpart to get it online.

Is this yet another boneheaded move by M$ to have USB drives come in offline? I don't want to do this every time I switch USB hard drives. What is the permanent fix and why in the world would M$ make this the default????
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One of the other admins here was tasked with decommissioning our on-prem DAG and Exchange 2010 servers after moving to O365. Unfortunately, he just uninstalled the Exchange server software on the servers and turned them off. This left quite a mess with the Multiple DAGs and Databases.

I'm trying to clean this up so that I can manage exchange properties in our Azure AD.

Can anyone gives me an idea on how to fix this mess? Below is the status of our databases.

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-MailboxDatabaseCopyStatus *

Name                                          Status          CopyQueue ReplayQueue LastInspectedLogTime   ContentIn
                                                              Length    Length                             State
----                                          ------          --------- ----------- --------------------   ---------
DB1\CAPH-EXCHMBX3                             Dismounted      0         0                                  Failed
DB2\CAPH-EXCHMBX3                             Dismounted      0         0                                  Failed
DB3\CAPH-EXCHMBX3                             Dismounted      0         0                                  Failed
DB4\CAPH-EXCHMBX3                             Dismounted      0         0                                  Failed
DB5\CAPH-EXCHMBX3                             Dismounted      0         0                                  Failed
Archive\CAPH-EXCHMBX3                         

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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.