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Windows Server TCP sockets random disconnect: how to reproduce?

We rented 10 Windows servers from a large provider in Europe. They all work as expected. One server suddenly crashed and customer care found that both disks were broken. They replaced disks and also ...
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Dynamics CRM 2013 hardware requirements [duplicate]

What is the estimated hardware requirements for a Dynamics CRM Implementation that will be accessed by about 30 users with about 200K to 500K contact data? The implementation most likely will use ...
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2answers
65 views

Manage multiple hardware and OS

I'm new at windows management, before I've worked only with Apple Macs. Now I am at a company that has almost 100 computers with different boards, brands, different hard drives, etc.. in different ...
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1answer
189 views

Hardware advice for bitmap / openGL image processing server?

I am trying to work out a build for a processing server to handle bitmap processing as well as openGL rendering for chroma-keying images and Photoshop automation. My searches here and on Google have ...
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3answers
409 views

Vertex 2 SSD Freezing 60 seconds at a time

I have a OCZ Vertex 2 SSD that I've been using for a few years in a Win2k8 64-bit "Server" (Dell Precision M4300). Every few weeks it gets in a mood during which it temporarily freezes very often for ...
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2answers
332 views

SSD goes undetected/offline unless cold/hard booted

I've had a SSD for a little over a year on a sever. And once in a while, the server will bluescreen/be completely unresponsive. I've found out that it's the SSD going offline while the system is ...
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812 views

Windows 2008 R2 AD servers on fanless flash based systems

We have a number of branch offices where having an AD/DNS server would make a big difference to user experience. The following characteristics apply: There is no air conditioned server room, and no ...
0
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1answer
203 views

Need hardware specification recommendation for a .NET4 WCF service server [closed]

I need a rough HW specification recommendation for a server with the following SW and usage specs: Windows Server 2003 or 2008. One .Net4 WCF service hosted on IIS, or self-hosted. 100 concurrent ...
2
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1answer
70 views

Point in which server (machine) efficiency drops, cores and ram

If a server is going to run virtual machines on it, each with 2 cores and 3gb RAM, is it more efficient (processing-power-wise, not in energy costs or parts cost) to run one huge server with quad ...
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1answer
1k views

Server 2008 Hard Faults

Hey all, plase bear with me as I haven't looked at a server in a very long time. The problem I am having is with a Windows 2008 Standard FE Service Pack 2 Intel Xeon X3430 @ 2.40 2.39 GHZ 4 GB ...
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1answer
99 views

Server 2008 R2 Datacenter (and all other version) not detecting hardware

I upgraded my ASUS KFN32-D SLI/SAS motherboard to the latest BIOS version and swapped out the 2 dual-core procs with 2 quad core procs. After installing Server 2008 Datacenter onto the system I ...
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HP Proliant DL380 G4 - Can this server still perform in 2011?

Can the HP Proliant DL380 G4 series server still perform at high a quality in the 2011 IT world? This may sound like a weird question but we are a very small company whose primary business is NOT IT ...
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2answers
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Which Windows Server

I work with a company that has an old server that uses Windows 2000. They really only use this thing as a file server / "always-on" computer. They use quickbooks enterprise, quickbooks POS, UPS, and ...
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1answer
1k views

ATAPI Event 11 “The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2.”

This is in the System Event log (Windows Server 2008) ATAPI Event 11 "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort2." It is probably a hardware problem, but I'm not sure how to ...
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4answers
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How to check if my hard-drive are on RAID5 or RAID6? - Windows Server

I'm not sure if a server I own has been setup on RAID or not. Is there any way to check this within Windows, rather than relying on what the company support tells me? Any ideas? :)
2
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2answers
49 views

Connecting os installed HD to another computer

I have installed windows server 2008 on a system. I want to connect this 2008 server hard disk to different hardware configuration(another computer). Will it work without any flaw if connected to ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows Server hardware change log?

Is there any simple way to monitor hardware changes on a Windows Server (2008). My host has added some memory to my server and i want to know exactly when that was done?
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1answer
176 views

Cheap way to create a NAS or storage server box?

I want a small (in terms of size) box to run W2K8, SQL Server and provide a load of storage (so maybe 4 SATA drives). I don't need graphics, sound or any frills. What is the most cost effective way to ...
2
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2answers
238 views

Cancel Pending Device Uninstall

Just did something really stupid along the lines of an rm rf but with my hardware devices on a Windows Server 2008 Standard box. The damage was 25 devices either removed or given the status 'remove ...
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Does OS plays role in deciding server's Hardware configuration?

I called my Hardware vendor this morning to ask for server hardware configuration.He in turn asked me what Server Operating system I am going to use on my server.They decide the hardware configuration ...
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2answers
2k views

Can I change my motherboard without losing Windows Server 2008? [closed]

I'm never sure about this sort of things so I prefer asking. I want to change a motherboard of a computer on which Windows Server 2008 is installed. There will be no other changes: the CPU, hard disks ...
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3answers
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Hard Drive filling up quickly and constantly

We have a few programs that do a lot of stuff with file management and logs. I think one of the programs is filling up the hard drive, but I have no idea which one or how exactly its happening. Is ...
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3answers
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How to diagnose repeated “Starting up database '<dbname>'”

I have a SQL 2008 server which is predominantly used as a development server, in the last two weeks it has been having occasional "fits", I have isolated the cause of these fits as CHECKDB being run ...
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2answers
113 views

.NET Web And Application Server Configuration

We are currently building an ASP.net N-Tier application build on .NET 3.5 with Oracle 10gR2 as the backend database.The application is data intensive and transaction based and needs to support an ...
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5answers
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Which type of memory is faster than average for server use?

I am building a server computer which will be used for SQL Server and I am planning to use like 32GB+ of RAM and putting the databases in memory. (I know all about data loss issues when power is ...
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1answer
116 views

Web App Server hardware question. Which configuration? [closed]

I am pricing some new servers and I am not sure which configuration to get. The server will be running several web applications for our company. Some of them are ASP.Net sites and some are ColdFusion. ...
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5answers
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What is the most cost-effective way to buy a Windows 2008 server?

I'm a programmer, so I have no real experience with buying servers. In order to make a solution work, my customer needs the most cost effective server. I used to work for an IT support company, so I ...
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1answer
2k views

Installing Windows 2008 R2 Server halts at grey screen

Two weeks ago when I rebooted our Win2008 R2 Server (64-bit) it started to power up and load Windows (Windows 2008 Server) but would then suddenly turn-off and start powering up again (and then just ...
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1answer
274 views

HyperV Server Recommendations [closed]

Looking to implement HyperV on 2008 R2... We currently use an HP DL380, but we are looking to expand a bit and were thinking maybe a blade solution was the answer... Or an HP DL370 G6... Or the Intel ...
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2answers
47 views

Virtual networking base system

I'm thinking of repurposing a Dell XPS 1710 laptop (dual core 32 bit CPU, 3 gigs of RAM) for a virutal networking machine. Should I use Server 2003 or Server 2008 as my base operating system for this? ...
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6answers
3k views

What are the benefits of XServe hardware and Mac OS X Server?

Are there any distinct benefits to going with Xserve hardware and OS X over standard Dell / IBM servers running Windows Server (2003 or 2008), are there any tasks they are reputed to be better at?
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4answers
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Which CPU configuration for new servers (IIS7 / Windows Server 2008)?

I have a certain budget for ordering a couple of new servers from a vendor. The new servers will run Windows Server 2008/IIS 7 with a lot of web sites (ASP.NET and classic ASP). They don't have to ...
2
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5answers
1k views

Decent hardware (< $1.500) for Hyper-V dev/test machine

I'm looking to build a decent < 1.500$ dedicated Hyper-V solution for development and testing purposes. The parts list I was thinking of is: Intel Core I7 920 $288.99 (fastest affordable desktop ...
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5answers
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Entry level hardware for SBS 2008 Standard

Has anyone experience of running SBS 2008 Standard (so no SQL) on low spec hardware? In particular I'm concerned about the disk system, since CPU and memory are cheap these days. We have a number of ...