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Virtualising a VERY legacy app

Looking for a bit of help on this one. I have a customer who has a VERY old MS DOS application that is written in some 3GL language of unknown origin. The original software vendor went out of business ...
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What is the minimum memory requirement for RHEL 4?

I know RHEL 4 is ancient history now, but trying to find minimum memory requirements on the Redhat website is proving to be almost impossible (or I'm searching for the wrong thing). Minimum CPU ...
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redundancy in a single SCSI target

following-on from my earlier question about resurrecting an ancient Intergraph 6800 machine (licence file for extra logins on ancient Unix (CLIX) system), the original problem was a failed hard disk ...
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licence file for extra logins on ancient Unix (CLIX) system

I'm helping to sort out an ancient Intergraph 6800 machine at work, running CLIX, a proprietary Unix. Binning the system is not an option. It is a certified safety-critical system that would cost ...
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DOS printer text output has wrong characters on “new” computer

I'm trying to rescue an old DOS 6.2 application that originally ran on a 486 DX2 computer. I've moved the hard drive into a relatively newer Celeron 633, and everything seems to work fine except for ...
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Can shims be used to change Windows version number?

I've an installer that complains about wrong Windows version numbers, preventing an upgrade to an application to be installed on Windows Server 2012: Unsupported operating system, major=6, ...
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Serve legacy (really old) Windows Apps in a Linux LTSP 'fat client' Laboratory

I'm trying to serve two legacy Windows Applications (one of them are 16bits) in a Linux LTSP University Lab. We never found a real solution for this problem. But today this is getting insane; at a ...
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I am switching domain to new server, but want to keep secure functionality on old server

I have an old legacy website that I have migrated to wordpress. Some of the functionality will remain on the old server and be accessed via IP address, however this functionality requires a secure ...
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Should a MobiTex service with a highly resilient website offer content over WAP? [closed]

I'm trying to offer services over the MobiTex network (also see wiki) and want to reduce double-work. I'm trying to understand if it is a good idea to WAP enable my website. Given that WAP usage is ...
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Debian on Hyper-V

I installed Debian with kernel 2.6.32-5-686 on a Hyper-V virtual machine. I had to add a legacy network card. I follow this tutorial ...
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IPv6 connections routed to IPv4 device

I have an IBM 9406-250 with V5R1 and IPv4 only connectivity, and want it to be reachable over IPv6. I cannnot install an IPv6 stack on it, but I want it to be accessible by IPv6 so I can drop the ...
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Exchange 2003: When do transaction logs get committed and why is the archive bit not set?

The instructor got me confused on this one: Exchange transaction logs get committed during full/normal backup. Incremental and differential backups only backup the logs. OK that is clear. But he also ...
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How can I deploy Windows Server 2003 with the latest service packs across my forest?

I have a number of servers running different NOS and I would like to get them all running the same standard platform. I have chosen Windows Server 2003 as I have some spare licences for it and it ...
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Is the legacy SMTP client submit port “456” or “465”? What is the history of this wacky port and who uses it?

I see posts on the internet, Google Apps Engine, and a few others that make mention of this unusual client submit port. Can anyone clarify which is the oddball port I should support (in addition to ...
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Moving Windows 2003 boot+system partition

I have a Windows 2003 server with: - C: (15 Gb boot+system) on an old PATA disk - G: (20 Gb empty) on a SCSI hardware RAID - H: (220 Gb datas) on the same SCSI RAID I want to move C: to the RAID. I ...
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Legacy system requires the use of unsecured ftp. What could be done to improve security as much as possible?

We have nearly finished rewriting a legacy web app system and have moved the domain name to a new server. The only other feature we have to make is a small one that must interface with another server ...
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Where to download the latest 2.4.x Linux kernel while kernel.org is down?

I need to run the pre-paleolithic (10 years old!) SuSE 7.3 under VirtualBox. (Don't ask. I just do, ok?) I managed to successfully install it. It boots. It recognized the virtual NIC (pcnet32 module) ...
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Restrict access to network location from Windows Explorer

We have a legacy application which has data and PDF files available on a network share, and a locally-installed EXE to run it. The EXE uses a UNC path to access the data and PDFs. The customer is ...
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Your experience with JBOD “raw” SATA setup

I need a cheap setup to store historic snapshots of a dataset in the 100-200GB range. These will see little use, but need to be kept online for some time (shared by Samba). The box housing the dataset ...
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Windows Server 2008 with Windows 7 clients and legacy databases

We have an application that uses DBF files - users run the application on their own machines and access the data on the server via a share. This application is installed on thousands of sites, with ...
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How to read an 8 inch floppy disk

We're doing a component obsolescence project on a very old product. The code hasn't been changed in 20 years, but it may need to be updated now. The entire facility where the product was developed is ...
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Networking Problem MrxSmb event 50 “Delayed Write Failed” errors occurring all of the sudden

JUST THIS MONTH, we have started getting reports from a number of very stable clients that MrxSmb event id 50 errors keep appearing in their system event logs. Otherwise, they do not appear to have ...
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What are some good backup solutions that support legacy OSs?

I'm making a small network in our company that will comprise of 4 machines: 1 Windows 95 PC 1 Windows NT 4.0 PC 1 Windows XP PC 1 Windows XP Server I want to be able to run one solution that ...
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Where Can I Find Old Versions Of Veritas NetBackup?

I have a Veritas NetBackup 3.4.1 installation running on Solaris 2.6. I have a requirement to add some Windows 2000 Server systems to this backup system. Does anyone know where I might find the ...
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Need advice for working with an old NetWare server

Hey, I have an old server at the police dept that they want to pull some data off of. Unfortunately, anybody who might have known anything about it is long since resigned / retired / passed away. No ...
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Why no Win16 support in 64-bit Windows? [closed]

My understanding (from Wikipedia) is that the x64 instruction set supports executing 16-bit protected mode code from long mode, but cannot execute real mode code without being switched out of long ...
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Legacy non-dpi-aware application resolution scaling?

Our environment prominently featuers an outdated but absolutely mission-critical Win32 application that is not dpi-aware. It is optimized for an 800x600 display. Most of our users now have 17"-20" ...
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SCO Unix - finding and pulling data

We recently acquired a company that was running a legacy application on a SCO Unix box. I can tell that the app is running off of http, but its reporting and data export functions are limited and ...
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Where can I download VMWare Tools for 1.x?

Please can you show me where I can download the latest Version of VMWare Tools for the following Client: Server is Windows 2003 32 bit with VMWare Server 1.x (Yes, I know 1.x is old. We will upgrade ...
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Where is the best place to download old versions of MySQL server

I'm restoring an old server, and I need a copy of MySQL 4.1 for windows. MySql.com only seems to have versions going back to 5.0. I've seen old versions elsewhere, but they all seem to be from ...
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Is there a VM to map a legacy app's serial resources onto modern hardware?

We have inherited a legacy application which runs under DOS 6.2 and the Phar-Lap DOS extender (if anyone is old enough to remember that). It also uses up to 6 serial ports (16550) which are expected ...
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Printing with Old Application (Win2000) is Slow

I have a legacy application that I honestly do not know a whole lot about running on Windows 2000. Sometimes printing is slow. It creates a file at a remote location (I will call this location B) ...
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Windows NT workstation on AD domain

We run a Windows NT workstation connected to special manufacturing equipment, that everyone is deathly afraid to touch. It has custom software and special cards inside of the machine, making a rebuild ...
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How should I convert a physical drive to a VHD for use with VirtualPC?

I have the hard disks from a PC that was happily running Windows Me until is it suffered an unknown hardware failure. The drives are intact, and can be mounted and read on other PCs. We have data ...
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Legacy apps requiring administrator privileges on XP

I have a legacy Windows 95 app that needs to be run as an Administrator. This is used by students in a school domain. My predecessor set up a domain administrator account for this purpose and a ...
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Why is Virtual PC being bundled with Windows 7 significant?

As I see it: Microsoft has always provided backward compatibility for legacy applications; As far as the end user is concerned, things won't be behaving any different from what they normally expect. ...