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.

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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 Have been using Windows XP which now is outdated.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????
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

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Hi Experts ~
I'm looking for guidance on best practices when working with a database server, and a web server.
We have both and all our sites are hosted on the web server.
The work is all done on the d/b server and for many sites, .csv files are created from a SQL query.

My question:
Outside of reducing d/b server traffic - Is there any performance benefit on the site to storing those resulting .csv files on the web server vs. the d/b server?

What to adjust on server, as port 993 is not responding, like is responding on port 80 (http). isn't responding on port 993 (imaps).
while I already opened TCP & UDP Inbound & Outbound Firewall rules on 993 port.
On hMailserver, I have
but  now it is leading to problem below
when sending out mail (within server). Before this, it was fine to send out mail on server
We're a team of 3 developers and we use TFS for our source control.

1. This is how the previous developer moved code to QA and Prod:
     a. He published code locally
     b. He used BeyondCompare to compare the files to the folder on the QA or Prod server
     c. He copied the Bin folder or whatever files changed to QA or Prod servers

We're looking into Build Servers. Someone mentioned Jenkins or

1. How does Jenkins or TeamCity work with TFS? We can still use TFS, correct?
2. We have a Dev server, QA server and Prod. Suppose I make a change to my code. Does this change automatically get uploaded to the Dev server when I check into TFS?
3. What if all 3 of us make changes to the project and check in the code. How does the merge happen? do we still need to merge in TFS, check in and then Jenkins/TeamCity takes over of moving code?

4. This is how our TFS branches are setup --> we each have our own branch (3 branches). We check in to our own branch. Then we merge into our DEV branch. We eventually use the DEV branch to publish code for Production.  
  a. If we use a Build Server, how can we ensure the DEV branch is not messed up and has clean code for Prod?
  b. Do we need a "pre-DEV" branch ---> Jenkins/TeamCity builds to "Pre-DEV" and then I'll manaully merge into "DEV" branch and have a solid code base for Prod?

I need to wrap my head around this and I don't quite understand how a Build Server will work with TFS and our current process.
How can we use the secondary Citrix NetScaler Server, in an H.A. pair to safely test out new configurations before the same changes are propagated to the other NetScaler?

We have 2 x version 12.0 Citrix NetScaler Servers in our environment.  They both are setup for auto-sync and propagation by default; but according to websites:


There are commands to that can be executed to turn the HA Sync and HA Propagation off and then back on later.  At my company we would like to test out a 2 factor authentication option (during a planned maintenance window) and see how that works before it is available for all of the users.  I am thinking of doing the following:

1.  Enable the 2 factor authentication settings on the Authentication server.
       a.  Whatever it may be, that is a separate topic from this question.

2.  Then after the Authentication server is ready, disable auto-sync and auto-propagation on the NetScaler HA-Pair.

3.  Then configure the secondary NetScaler to work with the 2nd factor Authentication server.
        a.  Then plan a maintenance window to temporarily make the secondary NetScaler Server into the new primary NetScaler Server.
        b.  When I fail over the primary server, the secondary server will then become the new 'primary' server …
Can someone provide the name of some open source software that can assist with web utilization, os utilization virtualization and security vulnerabilities. It does not have to be all the same software. This is for linux and windows OS.
What device do you recommend that can email me when my server room's SOUND get above a certain decibel level ?
  ** Maybe something like, etc ?
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Would like product recommendations to copy an existing server and load that copy onto another box here at work. If have to purchase a product would not like a conflict with licensing and such. Would like to take the copying software to various IT contracting jobs.
Hi, I have a WD Sentinel dx4000 sunning server 2012R2.  Actually my client does.  Problem is he forgot the password.  I was going to use my password reset CD, but the problem is, there is no display port on this sucker so I can't see whats going on at boot up.  

Question, is there a way to connect a display to this thing?  Or is there another way to reset the password on it?

Thanks a ton.
Technical support for a small office in Roseville California
We have a ML310e Gen 8 that we just re-installed Windows Server 2012 Essentials (not Essentials R2) on and it keeps having an issue with rebooting.

Here's what happens:

You can reboot from the GUI with no issues.

When you reboot from command prompt, it locks up and the processor starts to overheat. You get the red hardware light on the front and you have to power it down manually.

We have updated the BIOS and intelligent provisioning. We did hardware scans and they came back clean. There's a post that says that this version has this same problem when you use a password with special characters in it. We changed the password and we are not using special characters.

Any ideas? This is really weird.
I have purchased Server 2016 and have the key being delivered to me. In the meantime, I would like to go ahead and download the ISO so I can create the VM. I can go to MS site to get the eval version but when trying to download, it will only download the Datacenter edition. Any ideas where I can download Server 2016 Standard 16 core and I will license it when I receive the key?

Can you help us here please

Since we have to swap one of the domain server to a new version.
we are gettting error logs on two of our domain controllers and also having problems in syincing or replicating from each other.
could you help on fixing this of us.

Windows Serever 2008 R2

I have attached some of the error logs.
much apreciate it

What is the best way to share a folder on my server (about 30G) with external users via Internet. We need extra users to have access to only that folder.
Hi All,

I'm creating a bootable USB for SSP for the HP Server, i downloaded the ISO From HP and When I use RUFUS to create the bootable usb, it says vesamenu.c32 needs to be updated, when I do that and boot to the server it says vesamenu.c32 is not there, same issue when I don’t update the file.

does anyone know how to fix this?

SIP and Primary SMTP domains do not match. Skype for Business 2015 client displays EWS not deployed.
Hello, I have an Exchange 2007 and Skype for Business 2015 Server on-premise solution deployed.
Originally, functioning fine with SAN certs using <company>.org domain for required certs on mail server and SfB 2015 Standard Edition solution (Standard, Edge and WAP servers).
Primary SMTP domain was <longcompanyname>.com  (domain NOT included in the SAN certs) and everything functioned fine including Conversation History and Calendar synch between Outlook (2007-2013) and Skype for Business 2015 client.
Fast forward a few years and....
New domain purchased and Primary SMTP for each user changed to <shortcompanyname>.com
NOW, Conversation History and Calendar do NOT synch with Outlook anymore.
Research appeared to state I can have this circumstance without issue after running 'Set-CsClientPolicy -DisableEmailComparisonCheck $true'
Ran the powershell command on the SfB Standard Edition server, rebooted test client and SfB solution. STill Outlook Integration Error and EWS not deployed in SfB client Configuration info.
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Backup Exec on Small Biz Server 2008 (Hyper-V), with VSS problem and error V-79-40960-38521.
Cannot find the hotfix for Server 2008, only 2008 R2 and above.  The backup fails about 40% of the time because of this error on the virtual server.

Can anyone find the hotfix or provide more information on this problem?
Hi Experts,

Is there a way to import xenapp applications from one farm to another? Existing farm is on xenapp 7.12 windows 2008 server, new farm is on xenapp 7.18 windows server 2016,  please advise .

I am looking for advice on the following:

I have an issue within my Citrix VDI environment, that when VDI Desktops not in use are powered off for a pre-longed period of time, they automatically get placed into Maintenance mode. According to a Citrix article there is a DWORD to amend to be able do disable this behviour, which involves changing to a NEGATIVE value. I can't see how this is done as my undserstanding was a DWORD can only accept a 0 upwards:





Controls automatic placement of power-managed VMs into maintenance mode following repeated failures to register with a DDC.

If a VM is started-up by the broker service but fails to register after the period defined by the MaxRegistrationDelayMin setting (default 20 minutes), it is shutdown again.

The MaxFailedRegistrationsAllowed value defines the maximum number of times that this start-up, registration failure, shut down cycle is allowed to repeat before a subsequent registration failure causes the VM to be automatically placed into maintenance mode.


The default value of 2 means that if the VM fails to register 3 times in succession, it will be automatically placed into maintenance mode.

Setting MaxFailedRegistrationsAllowed to a negative value (0xFFFFFFFF) disables this behavior and prevents VMs from ever being automatically placed into maintenance mode.

Any advice, to following issue, when accessing PostgreSQL pgAdmin?

Currently in my domain

I have already created MX record, butI do not know what should be relevant Incoming and Outgoing Email servers. I have already set up hMailServer in the server.

Domain is published in Namecheap. com properly while I am to set up Email server on my own server using hMailServer.

I cannot remove Exchange 2010, anyone any ideas?


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.