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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 need to create two ports on a windows machine, they are 8752 & 8090 how do I do this? this is for testing.

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We need to block and monitor website access specific to certain users via a centralised Router / firewall or server program for a small business eg we need to allow access to you tube but allow some you tube pages through . Any recommendations please ?
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 :)
I have an Evaluation server 2012 R2. I purchased a Microsoft Open License for it. I have tried to use  slmgr.vbs /dlv;  to update the server. I get an error that I cannot use this Key. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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?
One of my client who uses mapped drive for shared files/folders having issue with saving. It will saves the files, but every instance, there is pre-named file with "Copy of filename.xlsm" .  if he can remove it "copy of" it will be OK, but it is very frustrating for the client to do every time. is anyone had a issue? Thanks
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.

- 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?

1- How to set a server that is in compliance with 21 CFR Part 11?

2- What audit trail can be used?
Shared Printers was working fine some days ago but now i am facing problem that printers are showing as offline  and in network computers are also not showing .
I am trying to install server 2012 r2 on a system using a Asrock E3C224-4L motherboard. I am getting the following error "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now." I did previously have this installed on another system but the hard drive crashed and needed to be replaced. Now its giving me this error and even with the drivers I keep getting prompted. Is there a way just to bypass this screen totally during installation and install the drivers if need be afterwARDS
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I am new to XenServer, coming from VM ESXi, which I presently will say prefer.

New env looks to have either the free or essentials version, but I not sure.  I see two XenServers with Pools under them in the XenServerCenter, but only one of the two(bottom) allows access to alerts where you can set alerts, which I believe indicates it's licensed!?

Pool1 w/two host - XServer 6.1 Build 59235p DBV:2010.0521
Pool2 w/Two host - Xserver 7.2 Build 2017-05-11 DBV: 2017.0517

The first of the two(top) shows it's pool and hosts listed on top, does not allow setting alerts and says licensing upgrade required.   So, I am assuming this setup, being managed through the single Xcenter console, is not licensed?  

Either way, under the aforementioned pool and hosts there is a vmhost that tends to be high in CPU when you check the top tier Xenserver/Pool performance tab where I see 21 CPU # listed.  I have to go to each vmhost and it's performance tab to find the specific vmhost with the corresponding high CPU usage.  Is  there any free ty in apps or scripting options that could ty things together and definitively tell you which Host is reflecting high resource use, cpu  in particular in this instance but memory, too, etc...?

Thank you.
Hi, Need some help and not sure where to start. I have a server 2012RS essentials I would like to have client machines listed under computers. But whenever I try to use http://server/connect I get address not available. NSlookup resolves servername.domain.local and the correct IP.

http://servername/connect resolves fine on the server itself.

Could someone help.
Hello All,
I need some advice, and Expert opinion.
We need to move Exchange 2013 to new hardware server.
Existing instance:
We have a hardware server (Dell PowerEdge 2950) with Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Standalone Exchange 2013 CU14 Build Number: 15.0.1236.3 Server Role: MultiRole.
The server is in a domain that is part of a forest of 30 domains, this domain is not the forest root domain but this exchange server in main for all domains in forest. Let's call it contoso.com Server name mail.contoso.com
New instance:
Hardware server (Dell PowerEdge R720) with installed Windows Server 2012 R2. Server name new-mail.contoso.com
My question is which transfer scenario will be the best and less complex?
I thought to deploy a new clean exchange installation and then move all mailboxes to a new server. But I have no experience installing two exchange servers in the same (domain) environment. How can the installation of the second server affect the whole infrastructure?
Or maybe there are more correct transfer scenarios?
Thanks to everyone who can advise and help.
I was given the task of holding all files(mainly Word, Excel and PDf's)  that 2 sites will use in my location and then the users will map a drive to have access. Permissions will also be an issue not all users can see every folder.
Also we need to think about encryption ( don't need files on server to be encrypted) just the transfer of the files.

We will also need to backup to their location for disster recovery.

We do not want to put files in the cloud.....

Looking for advice, experiences that could help us decide which is the right route to take.
Thanks in advance
I have a problem with a folder tree that seems to go on forever.

Clients is running SBS 2011. In the scripts folder the is a folder called $4328_NTFRS_2d0d1423.
In that folder is a subfloder $$4316
In that folder is a subfloder $$2226
In that folder is a subfloder $$4316
In that folder is a subfloder $$2226
In that folder is a subfloder $$4316
In that folder is a subfloder $$2226

and it goes on and on. These do not appear to be junction points as DIR /a shows them as regualar subfolders.

I can delete it as it tells me that the path is too long.

I even tried making a susbt drive to the bottom of the tree and when i did that it continued on and on from that point.

Of already run a chkdsk /r and it found no hard errors. How can I delete this? Its killing my backup. Thank You.
Hi, I have a lab set up and have set up a DC, 2 File servers, names FS01 and FS02. On FS01 i have installed the DFS roles and replication. However, when configuring name space on FS01, when I click New Namingspace and then put in the server name FS01 and press Next, it says cannot connect to the domain "my domain name". How do i get round this please?
I had this question after viewing Issues with Exchange 2016/2010 Coexistence.

We are having issues getting our 2010 and 2016 exchange OWA site to work.  The question above is the original question.  Here is some info.

HTTP Proxy Log

Browser Image
VirDir Report

We have verified that the authentication is correct on the servers.  When we check the proxy logs it states that it's HttpProxyException=Microsoft.Exchange.HttpProxy.HttpProxyException: Unable to find proper back end service for Sid~S-1-5-21-527237240-261478967-725345543-4688 in site CN Default-First-Site-Name CN Sites CN Configuration DC DOMAIN DC local. ---> Microsoft.Exchange.HttpProxy.NoAvailableDownLevelBackEndException: Unable to find proper back end service for Sid~S-1-5-21-527237240-261478967-725345543-4688 in site CN Default-First-Site-Name CN Sites CN Configuration DC DOMAIN DC local.

We have the 2016 running our sync for devices and everything else seems to work fine.  Just OWA that won't work.  We've spent 4 days working on this issue and we believe it's time to get some more help on it.  Anything you can suggest would be appreciated.
Hi, I have a strage problem  with a 2012 R2 Domain controller. This machine is in a datacenter. All server in datacenter can reach this machine without problem, RDP, DNS and so on.
Through a VPN I can only ping the server. The really strange thing is that disabling firewall RDP connection is rejected at once, with firewall enabled I obtain an internal error. DNS timeout (i cannot join to the domain).
Through tcpdump I can see packet flowing without problem, simply the server decides to not answer anymore.

To troubleshoot MTU issues now MTU on all interfaces involved is really low (1358).
Actually I can reach all other server in datacenter from remote and I can reach via RDP remote site from "problematic" server.

What I've missed to try?
2012 server R2 - domain controller - AD Connect installed

below tcp dump, you can see packets from local server ( to remote server (

23:15:57.410162 Port3, IN: IP > Flags [SEW                                                                                                                     ], seq 1489785327, win 8192, options [mss 1318,nop,wscale 8,nop,nop,sackOK], len                                                                                                                     gth 0
23:15:57.410737 Port1, OUT: IP > Flags [SE                                                                                         …

I have a problem with one  production server (physical machine Dell R620). That server is part of our ERP package and SQL server 2012 is installed on it. OS  - Windows 2012 R2. That server is freezing up from time to time in weird way. Looks like simple processes working, I can ping that machine, see shares but I'm not able to RDP or login any way that server. Usually when freezes I need restart, there is no way. Sometimes clock is on the screen, sometimes screen is blank, Cnt-Alt-Del is not working. I tried restart or shutdown remotely from different machine using cmd or power-shell commands - no luck. I red tons of articles but did not find any good solution.
I don't even know how to isolate issue. There is nothing in event log or Dell server console. What kind of logs I should use ? Dump memory ? I red that Symantec client can make that issue. I have installed managed client v. 12.1.4112.4156. I will be moving from Symantec to Webroot pretty soon. There is one thing what I did not try, configure Virtual power button over Dell DRAC. Did you try that ?
Any other thoughts ?

thank you

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Hey expert – we  manage around 50 Dell servers and I'm looking for the least time consuming way to manage receiving email alerts about hardware failures on the servers.   Dell recommended we use open manage essentials  installed on our in-house server and just have it pull information from all of our clients servers.    I've set this up and have it configured and pulling information from one server but I'm unclear how to configure the SNMP alerts  to make it to our server where open manage essentials is installed.    If someone could assist in helping me  understand  if this is a viable option then it sounds like using open managr essentials is the way  to go.    If this may be more of a headache than it's worth I would rather configure  this individually on each  server but had initially contacted Dell because I had trouble getting that set up and they recommended this.      Hoping someone can point me in the right direction here.
Looking for best way to migrate sbs 2011 server w/ exchange to windows 2012 r2 w/ exchange 2016. Server is used for exchange only. Would like to migrate current users , settings and information store if possible to new server. Current sbs has about 10 users to move .
Looking for reference / or guide to follow to make the move or suggested links or input on best practice to accomplish this
I'm having a heck of a time with URL redirection on XenApp 7.11 (running on Server 2016).

At first it wasn't working at all, opening on the server side instead of the local browser, even with the correct Citrix Policy. CTX200203 (https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX200203) did resolve the association but Windows still prompts for affirmation to launch using the Citrix Metaframe Server FTA (see attached screen shot) and if the user doesn't check "Always Use" the continue to get prompted.

Anyone know how to successfully bypass this or another way other than CTX200203 to fix URL redirection? This prompt will generate thousands of user calls, it's just too confusing.

We are building new Cetnos7 VPS templates and applying our security over them. When applying the LDAP client files the clients can talk to CENTOS6 LDAP server and you can query the username from the client but you cannot login to the client with SSH as it says it does not have permission in the logs.

if I tail the slapd logs on the LDAP server I see different entries with the centos7 machine doing queries compared to a centos6 machine mainly around where it does the first bind "op=1 BIND dn" and wonder if this is why I am getting the lookup failed: Insufficient access messages.

nslcd -d output on client when trying to login
nslcd: [8b4567] DEBUG: connection from pid=20863 uid=0 gid=0
nslcd: [8b4567] <passwd="myuser"> DEBUG: myldap_search(base="dc=mydomain,dc=com", filter="(&(objectClass=posixAccount)(uid=myuser))")
nslcd: [8b4567] <passwd="myuser"> DEBUG: ldap_initialize(ldap://ldap.mydomain)
nslcd: [8b4567] <passwd="myuser"> DEBUG: ldap_set_rebind_proc()
nslcd: [8b4567] <passwd="myuser"> DEBUG: ldap_set_option(LDAP_OPT_PROTOCOL_VERSION,3)
nslcd: [8b4567] <passwd="myuser"> DEBUG: ldap_set_option(LDAP_OPT_DEREF,0)
nslcd: [8b4567] <passwd="myuser"> DEBUG: ldap_set_option(LDAP_OPT_TIMELIMIT,30)
nslcd: [8b4567] <passwd="myuser"> DEBUG: ldap_set_option(LDAP_OPT_TIMEOUT,30)
nslcd: [8b4567] <passwd="myuser"> DEBUG: ldap_set_option(LDAP_OPT_NETWORK_TIMEOUT,30)
nslcd: [8b4567] <passwd="myuser"> DEBUG: ldap_set_option(LDAP_OPT_REFERRALS,LDAP_OPT_ON)
nslcd: [8b4567] 

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I installed SCOM 2016 and deployed agents to the servers that I needed but I had issue with the some servers where it says Run as account verification  access denied on the agent while it is installed under domain account.  I am trying to reset the health to clear the error but the health explorer or recalculate health doesn't work.  It comes up with the error saying can not reset the health.   I looked at all the accounts on my SCOM and it seems to be setup correctly. see error below.

Event Data:

< DataItem type =" System.XmlData " time =" 2017-01-09T19:19:40.0000000-06:00 " sourceHealthServiceId =" A29EDEDF-6F57-2778-6FC3-31B4A74FC516 " >
< EventData > 
  < Data > DEMARLOGISTICS </ Data > 
  < Data > scom_aa </ Data > 
  < Data > Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer. </ Data > 
  < Data > 1385L </ Data > 
  < Data > SCOM2016 </ Data > 
  </ EventData > 
  </ DataItem > 

Also, below is the eventlog.  

Log Name:      Operations Manager
Source:        OpsMgr SDK Service
Date:          1/10/2017 10:28:29 AM
Event ID:      26319
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      computername
An exception was thrown while processing GetUserRolesForOperationAndUser for session ID uuid:7840b46a-128b-44bb-9660-259dbc074b84;id=1335.
 Exception message: Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))
 Full Exception: …
We have a server (Windows Server 2012 Datacenter - build 9200) that from time to time will display a message embedded into the desktop backgound to active the server - - the message will eventually go away after a few minutes or even after a reboot it will go away.  In most cases certain folks will get that message and others will not. It is very sporadic and when the message is on the desktop it appears that this may have ties to certain task schedule tasks locking up.  Has anyone seen this or heard of this?

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.