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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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We require software / hardware for a small business that we support.

We need software that will block access to social media sites etc . We are aware that DrayTek routers have a web filtering solution which we have used but we need a more advanced software / proxy program to control which users access which websites on our network.

We want to allow for example some pages in youtube but not all so it needs to be fairly advanced.

Any recommendations would be much appreciated :)
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Hi Experts,

I have a strange problem with a new RDS solution and I'm struggling to understand why it's happening.  

When users connect to our servers via an RDP link on the RDweb page, their language is switched to Dutch/Belgian from ENG UK.   If we change it to ENG UK, it switches right back to NDL right in front of our eyes!

It doesn't seem to be happening to everyone, but at first it was just one user and now it's a few of us.  I need to get my head around it fast before it gets out of hand.

We have 2 x RDS gateways, 2 x brokers, 2 x app servers.    These provide RDP links to servers in various other domains.  The weird part is, we've never installed NDL onto any of these servers...  they were always UK and US keyboards until we put RDS in.

We do have users in Belgium who need the correct keyboard when they connect to the 10 servers they need, so having NDL for them isn't a problem.   But now RDS seems to have put it onto all 500 of our servers, as the default language and keeps changing it back from UK to NDL, within a few sections of manually changing it!  

This is causing staff to lock out their passwords, which is a nightmare for us, them and the security team!

The RDS servers are all 2012, The servers we RDP to are mostly 2012 and 2008R2, it's changing the keyboard settings on these and whilst users are on the RDweb page.  

Bizarrely  a reboot of the client seems to temporarily resolve it.. I even tried to force the language settings from the …
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We have set up Anywhere Access on our 2016 Essentials server, and it is currently working fine, most importantly users are able to connect from outside, to their internal client desktops.
However, we are now approaching the end of the RDS licensing "grace period" and we are getting warnings on the server about RDS licensing.

I have searched without success so far to find definitive answers to the following questions: -
1) Do we need to purchase additional RDS CALs, over and above the Essentials CALs, to continue using Anywhere Access to connect to client desktops? (Not to the server desktop)
2) How exactly should the Remote Desktop Services be configured on the base server? The analyser is saying that a licence server is not assigned, but it does appear to be assigned in the control panel. Of course all services are on the same box in this typical small setup.

The server is not being used as an application server, so we do not need RDS in the way that used to be known as Terminal Services.

The "Set up Anywhere Access" wizard in the Essentials control panel directed us through installing Remote Desktop Services but did not provide guidance on setting it up.

Many thanks for any insights or guidance,

Nick
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Hi.

I am trying to hunt down some free online chat software. It has to run on Server 2008R2 or Windows 10, either under IIS or stand alone.  Just need users to be able to connect in on port 80 or 443 and start chatting. Not interesting in a hosted solution.

Anyone able to recommend something?
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There are a few questions I have about a connection I want to make to a shared folder that's on an NTFS volume.  What I wanted to achieve was to have a single, non-admin user account on that target machine to which I only know the password.  The shared folder would give that user account full control while denying full control to all other accounts including administrators.  In other words, if you forget the password, you cannot access the data unless you remove the hard drive itself from the machine.  I would think that this would make it difficult for the likes of Ransomware to encrypt the contents and my backups would be relatively safe.

Next would be to program a backup software to perform nightly backups to this folder.  In this example, I'm using Veeam Endpoint Protection.  The software is programmed with said user account and performs backups nightly.  I'm assuming that while Veeam uses the username and password to open a connection, other programs and users on that originating computer cannot.  In other words, Veeam has a private connection using said credentials.

Is this correct?  Please let me know what you think.
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Hello!

I have a PHP script that should create a valid image file on server side. The following code runs fine:
$filename = $_GET['filename'];

// Only proceed if we got valid input
if ($filename !== null) {
    echo "$filename is not null.";
    $image = @imagecreatetruecolor(10, 10)
                or die('Cannot Initialize new GD image stream');

    if (strpos($image, '/gif') !== false) {
        $image_type = "GIF";
        header('Content-Type: image/gif');
        $successful = imagegif($image, "./$filename");
    } else if (strpos($image, '/jpeg') !== false) {
        $image_type = "JPG";
        header('Content-Type: image/jpeg');
        $successful = imagejpeg($image, "./$filename");
    } else if (strpos($image, '/png') !== false) {
        $image_type = "PNG";
        header('Content-Type: image/png');
        $successful = imagepng($image, "./$filename");
    }

    if ($successful) {
        echo "Image written to '$filename'.";
    } else {
        echo "Could not write $image_type image to '$filename'.";
    }
    imagedestroy($image);
    echo "image destroyed.";
} else {
    echo "$filename is null.";
}

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This works fine & an image with the $filename is created. But actually, I do not only receive the file name but the image content as well. So, the real code is

$filename = $_GET['filename'];

$image = $_GET['image'];

// Only proceed if we got valid input
if ($filename !== null) {
    echo "$filename is not null.";
    $image = base64_decode($image);
    $slash1 = strpos($image, '/');

    $image_type = substr($image, $slash1, strpos($image, ';') - $slash1);

    if (file_exists($filename)) unlink($filename);

    header('Content-Type: image/' . $image_type);

    switch ($image_type) {
        case "gif":
            $successful = imagegif($image, "./$filename");
            break;
        case "jpeg":
        case "jpg":
            $successful = imagejpeg($image, "./$filename");
            break;
         case "png":
            $successful = imagepng($image, "./$filename");
            break;
    }
    if ($successful) {
        echo "Image written to '$filename'.";
    } else {
        echo "Could not write $image_type image to '$filename'.";
    }
    imagedestroy($image);
    echo "image destroyed.";
} else {
    echo "$filename is null.";
}

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But still, I get the reply Could not write image to 't.jpg'. Can you see my error(s)?
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Friday, 15/9, the network worked.
After the weekend it is not possible to connect with the server!

There appears to be a problem with the network connection. On the network icon in the process line there is a red cross. But the server can communicate with the Internet.

I have updated driver for network adapter, etc.

Any suggestions?

It's an SBS 2008 with Win7 workstations.
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I run a coaching and personal development business, and I have staff helping to run the coaching programs. All the coaching programs we run are videoed (so that we can keep records). We currently keep all the videos on many portable external hard disks. However the number of external hard disks has grown to an unmanageable number now and I would like to centralize the solution.

Requirements:
- Have at least 10 TB of storage space
- Backup capabilities available
- Restrict user access - configure user access for certain users to upload files to the storage but is unable to access/read/write to the storage
- Accessible remotely
- Less than $1000 cost over 3 years

I am currently thinking of setting up a dedicated desktop with owncloud.org. Does anybody know if this will work?  Or of a better solution that I can adopt?

Thanks
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Which is a way to reset the Windows Server 2016 updates? I used the GWX Control Panel. But it still shows a bunch of failed updates in the list.
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1- How to set a server that is in compliance with 21 CFR Part 11?

2- What audit trail can be used?
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I am curious about finding the cost to a big bank to process something like a bank transfer from one account to another...

I am thinking about my bank, where I have two accounts, where I may move a few hundred dollars from one account to another.

Is the cost less than a penny for such a transaction for a website or an iPhone app to make such a transfer? I assume there are overhead costs where auditors review blocks of transactions, but I am not asking about that. Just the marginal cost for a hosted and highly secure website to process a transaction.

Does anyone have an idea about this?
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We have several Remote Desktop Servers (Windows 2008R2) that are optimized as much as we can for the time being. We have budgeted for upgrades but in the mean time, has anyone used RDP Acceleration software such as Ericom, etc with any luck?

Can anyone recommend such a product?
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company i look after just had .arena ransomeware. i have recovered the servers and removed the virus but i cannot get the remote users logged into the RDP server. it connects fine but i the get an error sayng the specified domain controller does not exist or cannot be found.
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Hi Expert, Please see the attached screenshot. I am installing Solarwinds. but I got an error message. I do not know what SQL server name is to fill the SQL server name. I tried different name including the computer name. During the process of installation, I follow the steps to install, which include automatic SQL installation. Did I miss some step or wrong? Thank you
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I read somewhere that time sync should be turned off in VM's but I can't find anything on why.
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Hi,
How to identify the reason of problem below?
Status:	Connecting to 160.96.17.69...
Response:	fzSftp started, protocol_version=8
Command:	open "pzim_ftpuser1@160.96.17.69" 22
Error:	Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
Error:	Could not connect to server
Status:	Waiting to retry...
Status:	Connecting to 160.96.17.69...
Response:	fzSftp started, protocol_version=8
Command:	open "pzim_ftpuser1@160.96.17.69" 22
Error:	Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
Error:	Could not connect to server

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Hi,

What are the latest specifications for  a server (running windows server software) and workstation (running windows 10 pro).
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Hi,
I want to follow steps in this

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-filezilla-to-transfer-and-manage-files-securely-on-your-vps

to get one Unique key. Can you please show with correct steps to create such Authenticated key through Filezilla or PUTTY?
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I’m trying to figure out when to use bitlocker on a server. It makes sense for a laptop or desktop. If they are stolen and the thief can’t login because it is password protected, they could still put the drive in another computer and access the data.

If I have a server in a locked room and there is no concern that it would be stolen, what are the benefits of encryption?

Even if someone did steal the server, it is RAID 5 so it would be a lot more difficult to add the drives to another server to access the data.  It would be easier to run a program to hack the password.

If it is configured to use a pin to start the server, it could not be rebooted remotely. If it shut down for any reason, someone would need to go onsite to start it up. That could create problems especially during storms.

The most likely way someone is going to steal the data from my clients is by tricking a user to install malware. If malware is installed on a workstation, it would be able to access the server whether it is encrypted or not.

Just looking for the pros and cons if encrypting a server
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I have been running my Hyper-V Host server on a trial version of server software  and now  has expired .
I have a software with a valid license .
Do I need to back up the VM's Wipe out the server and reinstall Server 2012 ? or is there some way to simply use the new license ?
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I am running VEEAM Backup & Replication 9.5 on a Windows Server 2012 R2. VEEAM is configured to backup VM's from 2 Hyper-V Servers that are running Windows Server Data Center 2012 R2. While all VM's backup successfully 'on occasion', often, I get the following error:

Failed to create snapshot (Microsoft Software Shadow Copy provider 1.0) (mode: Veeam application-aware processing) Details: Writer 'Microsoft Hyper-V VSS Writer' is failed at 'VSS_WS_FAILED_AT_PREPARE_SNAPSHOT'
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I go to the VM Server identified, run the command "vssadmin list writers", and see that a number of VSS entries says 'timed out. I stop/start the Volume Shadow Copy service then restart the server. The backup jog then completes successfully. This issue will occur again after the 2nd or 3rd successful backup and again, I have to restart the server to get successful backups.

Obviously I cannot continue restarting these affected servers (all of which has databases including Exchange Server 2013). Is there anything that would likely cause the VSS services to periodically time out and fail a backup? Thanks
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Moving 400G of data with long file paths causing copy issues. What is the best way to automatically move the data whether it be scripts or software? Folder Structure needs to remain intact, long file names can be changed (assuming they are copied into the same folder on the target.)

Thank you.
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Hi,
I got problem, to put all 4 files (as attached) into one FTP site, that not all files can be successfully processed. But there is no problem at all, if I one by one, put the file, there is no problem to process all files. What can be the reasons to this?
a.txt
b.txt
c.txt
d.txt
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So I didn't select a Desktop Experience while installing Server Standard 2016.   And looks like it installed a Core Edition.  Just a CMD command line.  
Does is mean no Desktop Experience is a Core Experience?
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Hello - I have a Security Device Scope set on my DHCP server.

10.201.192.20
10.201.207.254

255.255.240.0 /20

What I want to do is assign another scope within my Security Device Scope for 10 Camera, 10 Card Readers and 2 Media Servers. How would I break that scope up into other scopes for the following devices, however using the Security Device Scope?

Thanks,

nimdatx
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Server Software

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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.