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Maximum Support Hard Drive on a Dell R200 Server. Can it be increased?

According to Dell specifications, their R200 server supports 2 x 1.0TB hard drives. Does anyone know whether it can support any larger than that (perhaps via a newer bios)? Additionally, does anyone ...
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Blue Screen on MS Small Business Server 2003 clean install?

I am trying to do a clean install of Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 on a brand new Dell Precision Workstation T3400.  I am installing from boot cd.  Setup loads initial setup files ...
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CPU issue on an Optiplex 745

There is one client machine that has processing issues. I can't find driver updates that look like they fix this. And we have other machines with similar software setups that are working fine. ...
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What is the button on power supply of the Dell Optiplex 760 workstation for?

What is the button on power supply of the Dell Optiplex 760 workstation for? There is a small button near LED power indicatior - seems to do nothing when pressed.
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Lightweight temperature monitoring on Windows Server 2008

I'm working for a small organization, and I'm currently looking for a quick and easy way to monitor server temperature (Possibly graphing it, though having an emailed warning would be o.k.) I'm ...
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Does Dell Poweredge SC1425 need proprietary memory?

We have a Dell Poweredge SC1425 which we're trying to upgrade to serve as an emergency backup, and having no luck finding memory that works with it. The 2gb that's in there works fine - it's when we ...
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Dell OpenManage - Finding Information

I have a bunch of Dell servers with OpenManage installed. If I access the RAID manager screens when it goes through the BIOS check, I can view each individual disk and see any issues. Specifically I ...
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How to enable VT extensions on a Dell inspiron 1545

I am trying to install a centos virtual host on my ubuntu laptop but I cannot enable the VT extensions in the BIOS. I have updated to the latest BIOS from Dell the processor is a core 2 duo so it ...
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Intel VT-x not working on Dell Precision M4400 (P8600 processor)

I have a Dell Precision Laptop model M4400 with an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor. In the BIOS, there are several options for enabling virtualization technology (VT-x). I've toggled all of these ...
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Poweredge 2650 RAC Card setup

I have a Poweredge 2650 with RAC 3.37 installed. Recently acquired the server and I have found some difficulty in setting up the RAC. On booting normally you can setup the IP, Gateway, Netmask and ...
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Dell Workstation Raid: Software or Hardware?

Looking at getting some Dell Workstations (T3500). One of the options is to raid 1 the harddrives (presumably this would give you a speed boost). Is this software or hardware raid?
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What is the added value of installing Dell / HP / IBM / etc. supplied drivers?

I manage a couple of hundred Linux servers, most of which are HP, if they are not virtualized. Historically, we have installed the HP ProLiant Support Pack (PSP) since before I started working here. ...
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Dell Optiplex GX270 becomes unstable after memory upgrade

I had a few Dell Optiplex GX270 PCs on my work with 256 mb memory on board, so they were quite slow with Windows XP. After I replaced the memory with 2 x 512 mb modules in dual channel mode, they ...
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Are there any good reasons for disabling hardware-assisted virtualization?

We've had a number of servers from Dell recently, all of which have had hardware-assisted virtualization disabled in the BIOS. As far as I know hardware-assisted virtualization is a good thing - so ...
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Dell OpenManage Server Administrator - doesn't display storage devices

I'm running CentOS 5 on a Dell PowerEdge R200. I have installed OpenManage Server Administrator specifically to monitor the HDDs (x2 250GB RAID1) in the machine and alert of any issues or failures. I ...
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Dell PowerEdge server acoustic noise

I'm currently searching for a server to put in my office. The mains specifications for this server is to make the less acoustic noise as possible and be rackable. I already tried an HP DL360 G3 and ...
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Install 2.5" SSD drives into PowerEdge 2950

I have a PowerEdge 2950 (not III) rack-mounted server with a 3.5" SAS backplane. I'd like to put one or two Intel X25-M drives into it for hosting of a few virtual servers on faster disk. Can this be ...
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Resizing RAID 1 Array on Dell PowerEdge with Perc 4/Di & Windows SBS 2003

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2600 with Perc 4/Di RAID card and Windows SBS 2003 installed. The original system drive was a set of 17GB drives in a RAID 1 array. Over the years, these drives have failed ...
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Docking, undocking, losing devices…

Many of my co-workers and myself have a constant problem with docking and undocking our dell notebooks. Our company requires that we run a broad catalog software that starts at boot; but logically I ...
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Adding a DRAC card to a Dell server

I have 9 Dell 1850 servers that we are going to be relocating from our office to our remote data center. In any new servers that I purchase I've been including the DRAC card in them for remote ...
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VMWare Server High Processor Usage (Disk I/O)

I have a Dell Power Edge 6850 with 2 physical Dual Quad Core Processors and 24GB of Ram as our VMWare Host Server. We have VMWare Server (Old GSX) installed on this box and have 5 Virtual Servers ...
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Dell OEM XP downgrade Keys [duplicate]

I am working with a small company that purchases the XP downgrade when they order there computers from dell. They then apply an image to the systems, and need a CD key when it is finished. ...
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Estimating server capacity for Exchange 2007?

I need a new server for exchange 2007, it'll have about 70 mailboxes. We prefer Dell (all our servers are Dell). How can I tell what kind of specs the server will require?
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Dell error code 0141 - No drive detected

Has anyone seen the error code 0141 and it isn't a failed hard drive? I'm guessing the motor or board failed on the drive, but I'd prefer if there is a chance the motherboard or controller failed ...