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Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.

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If someone wants to lead team(s) of software engineering in large scale ecommerce companies or social network companies or Software as Service then what all things they should be familiar with especially in the space of software engineering and distributed systems.

What are some of the good books they should have read or blogs they should have internalized that they can help their teams succeed

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We have two servers that constantly getting hammered with audit failures to the point where the server starts to run really slow. one of them runs a software called facts which is all in pos/inventory system and the other has all the pdf documents for the facts server and name of the software is udam. The second server is also the print server for the 1st server.  so they need to obviously need to communicate with each other.  Recently I have noticed thousands of audit failures come from server 2 to server 1 to the point where server one can not function and I noticed that it is coming from c:\windows\explorer.exe.. I thought it could be a virus I am running malwarebytes premium on both I also ran hitman pro, dint find anything other than 2 adwares which were removed.  I am attaching a file with both event id details.  Any help will be very much appreciated

Log Name:      Security
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Security-

Date:          11/17/2017 4:19:28 PM
Event ID:      4776
Task Category: Credential Validation
Level:         Information
Keywords:      Audit Failure
User:          N/A
Computer:      Fax.companyname.local
The computer attempted to validate the

credentials for an account.

Authentication Package:      

Logon Account:      Guest
Source Workstation:      FAX
Error Code:      0xc0000234
Event Xml:


Hey guys so I have a big problem. About 20 years ago my partner helped program a software for our business but he is no longer here with us. I have all my company information stored in this program. Yesterday suddenly my computer crashed while paradox was running. But I managed to boot it back up.

When I reopen PARADOX And try to access the directory this shows up

Cannot open LINEITEM.DB.
Index is out of date.

Now I am completely computer illiterate and have tried to do my own research but it's like you guys are speaking in a different language. So it would really be appreciated if anyone can explain to me how I can fix this in more simple terms. I'm thinking reindex?
Just got nbn here and would like to install I believe something called hardware firewall with parental control.  Have son very IT Savvy where software control app apparently won't be sufficient which was what i thought would be needed no nbn installer said I would need better. Son has already set up own vpn but will be accessing my Internet for access so want it set up once and for all so I can ensure access is limited to when and how I allow so ensuring homework and study have a better chance tHan at the moment. Recommendations andcwhy pls. Am in Australia.Thank you

i have moto 4g plus android smart phone. I have smart big sony tv. how i connect phone with tv so that whatever playing in phone app can be seen in big tv. i am able to connect windows laptop with a hdmi etc cable though. for phone any such wires or arragement?

please advise
anytime i go to a media heavy web site, i need to restart my computer. i have tried defrag etc.
Why we use TestNG rather than Junit and Nunit?
Say, seeking software to help a senior citizen with a shaky hand to have better control over the mouse. Kindly send through software suggestions in order to achieve this. Reviews of such software would be a bonus.
This software would be for those suffering from conditions such as Parkinsons or other conditions that cause a shaky hand.
I cannot for the life of me get a bat file to run through GPO. I have stored the file on the file server in a public share, in netlogon on the DC, in the actual script folder within the policy object, ran with various switches. I have also used another bat file to call the actual bat file. The bat file will run fine manually, but not when logging on. This is a script provided by the software company used for installing one component. Any tips?
I have installed a clean Server 2012R2 server, joined it as a member server, installed RDS ran all patches. I am trying to set the IE Internet zone to medium High.  The sites button is greyed.  The Custom slider is not there.  Custom Level button is available but the only Level available is High (default).

I have checked HKLM and HKCU for the Control Panel Internet settings. Keys/entries do not exist.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Control Panel
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software\ Policies \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Control Panel
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Internet Settings

I have verified no GPO Domain or local exists preventing changes.

I have set the registry value for the zone(s) to 1, no difference.  Restarted server.

Added a Local GPO to allow changes (option is set to disable).  

I'm at a loss now.  Please help.
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This showed up on two different websites. One of Outlook dot com e-mail and the other was Seeking Alpha. I've never seen this before today.

Windows 7, Google Chrome browser.

I am using Outlook 2010 with Acrobat X add-on,  I am able to select a folder or individual files and export them, via the Acrobat Menu in Outlook, to an indexed PDF portfolio.  This works great.  The portfolio file contains litigation pleadings and evidence, including attachements, but only items from the source outlook folder.  I need to be able to also import photos, and other correspondence related to the case, and these need to be inserted into the portfolio based on their corresponding dates so that these extra items appear in chronological order when listed with the original message items from Outlook.   I have thought about emailing these items to myself so that they can be easily imported with the other items, but the new items have today's date on them, so the appear out of order at the bottom of the portfolio.  While outlook permits editing the subject line of sent and received emails, it does not allow me to edit the send or receive date.  Perhaps there is another add-on, or another application that exports Outlook messages to an indexed portfolio similar to Adobe's Outlook add-on; that also allows importing of external none message files.  Acrobat has another action that allows creation of a portfolio containing files and images imported from Windows File Explorer, but this is bulky and does not include an index.  I just want to be able to search an index or TOC, then click on it and bring up the document.

Trying to achieve the above.  I see we need to use the dell command program.  

We have a deployment program that we can push out batch files or msi etc, so will use this.  

What's needed in order to change the settings remotely?  Can we use a command/batch file only, do we need the program installed on the machine?

With the HPs we had to push the HP install utility, copy edited config file local to the machine and run the command on the remote machine form the software we use.

The dell stuff looks like a PITA..

Dear Sir,

I cannot able to save pdf file using macro

Sub rd()

Path = "C:\Users\hitesh.dangodara\Desktop\Macro\File rename\UAN\x\1602344 Prashant NarojiFirst page - Copy.pdf"

Set app = CreateObject("Acroexch.app")
Set AVDoc = CreateObject("AcroExch.AVDoc")
Set AForm = CreateObject("AFormAut.App") 'from AFormAPI

If AVDoc.Open(Path, "") Then
    '// write some js code on a vbs variable
   js = "f = this.addField(""newField"", ""text"", 0, [250,650,20,600]);" & vbLf _
    & "f.value = ""Peoplesoft ID""; " & vbLf _
    & "f.flatten"
     '//execute the js code
    AForm.Fields.ExecuteThisJavaScript js

End If

AVDoc.Close (True)
Set AForm = Nothing
Set AVDoc = Nothing
Set app = Nothing
End Sub

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in moto 4g plus how to modify dial tone. please advise
I have a web site that uses an Excel 2007 spreadsheet to store information for displaying new pages when buttons are clicked.  It has been function for more than a year with the following connection information

mystring="Driver={Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)};"
mystring=mystring & "DriverId=790;Dbq="& Server.MapPath("2012_SimplifiedItemsForSale.xls")

This now fails with the following error message:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'
[Microsoft][ODBC Excel Driver] Reserved error (-5016); there is no message for this error

Searching the web, I found that many people have seen this error, and the recommendation is to use a different OLEDB driver.

I downloaded and installed AccessDatabaseEngine from Microsoft site and changed the code to the following:

mystring=mystring & Server.MapPath("2012_SimplifiedItemsForSale.xls")

The new error code is:

ADODB.Connection error '800a0e7a'
Provider cannot be found. It may not be properly installed

Q1.  Can anyone tell me if I have properly written the code to use the new OLEDB?
Q2.  Is there another step that must be taken to be able to use the driver software?

Office 2007 is installed in c:\Program Files (x86)

Help. Please.
I am migrating away from Act! after years of frustration, but I find that the export function within the program is not great as relates to my ability to "carry along" my document attachments to contacts, histories, opportunities, and the like.

Is there a software program that will allow me to export these documents, hopefully whilst still attached/linked to the original item (contact, opportunity, history, etc.)

Many thanks in advance!
how can I design a software that looks like quick books in visual studio
The application is ehour Time Attendance Management Software

After following the instructions from there website im getting the error below:
I have attached the logs for more reference.

I appreciate if someone with expertise can guide through troubleshooting the error above.

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I am configuring mattermost software and when you login mattermost it won't ask to sign up?
This is using redhat enterprise linux 6.6 64-bit. My vendor wanted to install a software but was shown that a file named libXss.so.1 missing. We confirmed the libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-2.el6.i686 is installed by running "yum install libXScrnSaver-1.2.2-2.el6.i686.rpm".

However, we found very strange as the system prompts for the error message - libXss.so.1 is missing. How can we solve this problem? Shall we download the libXScrnSaver in rpm package and then re-install again?

Thanks in advance.

on moto 4g plus android phone how to check memory left on phone internal and also external memory
please advise

i am using google photos nd flickr to back up my photos and videos.

how to sync up photos from google photos to flickr and flickr to google photos

how to sync up my andorid moto 4g plus to sync up my photos to both google photos and flickr when i click any picture automatically.
i do not want watsup pictures to sync though how to avoid that
please advise
I need to push out SQL Management Studio 2016 to a few workstations using SCCM. I have access to System Center Configuration Manager on my desktop and as a test I was just going to use my desktop as what I think is called a distribution point. I started by going to the Software library and creating a package. I entered a name, manufacturer, etc. and for a Data Source, I just pointed to a folder on my local C drive that contains the .exe. I think that is set up correctly enough to work. Now I want to push to my desktop first as a test. I think the next step is to create a Device Collection, add my workstation to the Device Collection and then go back to my package and deploy to the Device Collection. I am a little concerned because when I to go create a new Device Collection is forces me to select a Limiting Collection. I am concerned I may accidently push to devices that do not need the software. Plus now that I have a Device Collection, how do I add my workstation to it? If I am going about this all wrong and there is a better way to push out and install an .exe file to specific workstations, I am open to all ideas
I have been using Deep Freeze and it seems quite good but it completely restores the ENTIRE workstation's image.
Is there an alternative solution that just restores the Window's session (user profile's files, settings, browsing history etc) and keeps the programs intact?






Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.