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Best Linux server OS versions to use [closed]

I am going to get a VPS/VDS and will be hosting several websites, Some type of chat server (XMPP, Openfire or eJabberd), and possibly a Teamspeak server. The websites will be mostly PHP based with ...
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Understandign something from microsoft link [duplicate]

I was searching for something similar in the community but I couldn't find anything So I am asking: "For managing devices, Microsoft offers Server MLs for managing server Operating System ...
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Running 64-bit apache mesos on 32 bit non-Linux non-Mac OS operating system [closed]

I am exploring Apache Mesos for my next project. As I was going through the mesos documentation, I realised that it can be installed on a Linux(64 bit) and Mac (64 bit) machine. That should be fine ...
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Multi-user Eclipse CDT on virtual machine

I'm a bit new to managing mixed OS environments, so please be gentle :) I'm currently in the process of enabling a small group of people (<10) to develop a Linux app in parallel, and I need a bit ...
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In Active Directory, what is the relation between IP, MAC, and OS?

I have one machine on which I want to run 2 different OSs, dual boot between Windows Server 2008R2 and 2012R2 (or others). I want to keep the same computer name, the same IP address, and the same MAC ...
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Why does system lag or stall after successful completion of tar backup command?

I have a script that runs backup of system files via tar as a cronjob for my server. Every time the script is being fired off, it completed the task as successful. All backups were tested and appeared ...
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SCCM - Disable automatic restart of failed task sequence

Specifically 2012, but I'll take what I can get: When a task sequence fails, it automatically starts a 15 minute countdown and then restarts (provided there is no command prompt open). Is there a way ...
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How to grab either bash history or last x number lines from shell process running on other tty

interesting little dilemma. This is Centos. Last night I logged into the physical console on a tty. I launched a command and let it run overnight. The tty is still logged in, but I am currently logged ...
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PowerEdge 2650 remote OS install

I am needing to install an operating system on my Dell PowerEdge 2650 server, but i do not have a disk burner to make boot disks to install the operating system, so i am wanting to install the ...
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Install Linux Centos without a video card [closed]

I apologize if this is a monumentally stupid question: Is there a way to install Centos on a computer without a video card? Just bought a computer that will only be used with an SSH connection, ...
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Changing symlink when a program is running, any side effect?

We have a custom program (test) to use the following structure, e.g. myapp myapp\version1\ myapp\version1\test myapp\version1\logs\.. myapp\version2\test myapp\version2\logs\.. myapp\running ...
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Is Firmware OS Independent? [closed]

Normally when I buy a PC laptop the first thing I do is update the BIOS via default Windows install, and then blow away Windows with a fresh Linux (Fedora) install. That's the case now, just bought a ...
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What would be the best method to provide my server environment as a software package to be installed on a different server?

I have some software running on my AWS cloud and I would like to be able to offer this software package as an on-premise solution so that anyone can configure it on their own servers. What would be ...
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Updating to Windows Server 2012

I am currently running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition. A few weeks back I got the new server OS on a disk. I'm planning to upgrade the server by doing a full install, not an update. Well, ...
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numa and taskset

I am trying to use taskset to assign some processes to specific CPU's. When I run taskset, it appears that the command has worked as I get a reply stating what the new affinity of the process is set. ...
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how do OS deal with dirty page if there is no swap space [closed]

As in text books OS will move dirty pages to swap space based on LRU algorithm and make space for new process in RAM. But how do OS do this if there is no swap.
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How to upgrade a single instance's size without downtime

I'm afraid there may not be a way to do this since we're not load balancing, but I'd like to know if there is any way to upgrade an EC2 EBS backed instance to a larger size without downtime. First of ...
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Problem with Minimum Certificate Key Length and WinXP

The problem all started when Mircosoft updated the security of systems by requiring a minimum key length of 1024. Please refer to Microsoft Security Advisory (2661254). In the past, we were using the ...
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Good reasons to keep 32-bit Microsoft Windows desktop OSes

Server software has been 64-bit only for a while now (Since Server 2008 R2 for Windows, even earlier for Exchange and Sharepoint) and even Ubuntu are pushing you away from 32-bit versions for their ...
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What is the difference between Sever and Consumer OS? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How is Windows Server different from regular Windows? What is the difference between server and consumer operating systems - the examples I have in mind being Windows 7 ...
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Upgrading Dell Optiplex 380 with 8GB DDR3 RAM [closed]

I've Dell optiplex 380 machine and I've 32bit Windows 7 ultimate OS on it with DDR3 2*2GB RAM on it. I want to upgrade my machine to use 8GB RAM with 64bit windows 7 ultimate OS and want to install ...
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Windows 7 MBR problem

I've been in a trouble last days. I have a 500gb HD with 3 partitions. The bigger one (300GB) is for persistent data (college files, music, etc). In the second I've installed an Ubuntu system I use ...
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Is it possible that the OS / some other app can cause my driver to hang for more than 1 second?

I have a driver that for one reason or an other it hanged for more than 1 second and crashed my app. What possible causes do you know that can make a driver hang for more than one second inside an ...
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3answers
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What is the best setup to have around 5 VMs running simultaneously?

I am trying to run a bunch of VMs to have a dedicated web testing environment for a massive corporate type project. I will need VMs for xp, vista, 7, ubuntu, and maybe hackintosh otherwise 2000. The ...
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Network Operating System

From where can I get the comparison among different Network Operating Systems(NOSs)? I mean can anyone provide me any useful link for the same? Can Windows 2000 and later be considered as NOSs? I ...
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what is the difference between linux and solaris OS?

What is the basic difference between Linux and Solaris? As both the OS are derived from UNIX so where lies the difference between Linux and Solaris? Are they because of creation by different ...
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What factors are taken into consideration when purchasing a windows server OS?

I am looking to develop and host my own website. On top of this, my server will also be running internal software that take care of some processes. The website is going to be developed using ASP.NET ...
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Creating a file server - How can I use a large VHD file in Hyper-V? (700GB)

After a few discussions (here, here, and here), I am still unable to create a simple VM that will be used as a fileserver hosted on my Hyper-V box. I have created a fixed 700GB SCSI drive (.vhd file), ...
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Virtualization for efficiency? Doesn't it defeat the point of an OS at all?

This link VMware Virtualization seems to be saying that running a virtual machine and spreading your applications between OS's is more efficient than otherwise. How can this be true? Doesn't a VM ...
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What OS would you use for a simple fileserver and why? [closed]

Im looking to set up a simple fileserver: 5 - 7 clients - Mixed Windows, Linux, Mac OSX - connecting over wireless and wired Serving ~200GB content - Photos, MP3's, ISO's etc What OS would you ...
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2answers
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Can I run a Fedora VM on top of XenServer / ESXi? What's the closest alternative?

I am planning on moving to Citrix XenServer to host a couple of VM's and am looking to find out if Fedora is in fact supported. The site says it can run Red Hat, but aren't this and Fedora nearly the ...
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Is it possible to “roughly” approximate the amount of time chkdsk will take on Windows Server 2003?

I know there are a number of variables at play with this question... so I'm just looking for an approximation. Is it possible to calculate the amount of time a 'chkdsk' will take for a Windows Server ...
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How would you interpret the following vmstat output?

Consider the following five machines (named c, h, j, s and u) and their respective vmstat 1 outputs. Given the information from the vmstat output: Which machines would you consider being in a good ...
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Which Windows edition to use?

Looking to upgrade our OS to a 64-bit version. Server Purposes: Web Server (Apache Tomcat) Share Drive (Accessed through Windows domain and able to manage permissions) Firewall Initial Thoughts: ...
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Mount TrueCrypt encrypted system drive on other computer?

I have bought a new HDD for installing a new operating system. Can I, in case I'm missing files, attach the old TrueCrypt-encrypted hard disk to USB and mount it in TrueCrypt? Or doesn't this work ...
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How to migrate a VMWare Fusion OS to an actual partition?

As the title says. How can I migrate a VMWare Fusion OS to run on bare metal hardware?
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Operating System Files

Consider the scenario of an admin wanting to perform a backup of operating system files. Question: Does the windir (i.e. "C:\Windows") contain only operating system files / information about OS? Can ...
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How to define appropriate measurements for a Service Level Agreement?

I work for a small development house who are increasingly being asked to put together formal SLAs for our products based on particular configurations. From a development side of things I'm ...
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Barriers preventing from deploying 64-bit OS in workstations?

At my workplace, our servers have run 64-bit OSes for years. But the workstations are a problem. Very few applications and drivers work well on 64-bit OSes. Those few cases are enough to prevent the ...
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Network OS install server

I am looking setup a server that will allow us to install OS's (such as windows xp) over a network boot. Is there any solutions out there that will allow such a thing? Edit: Also i wanted to point ...
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How do you make a WinXP bootable USB drive?

How do you make a WinXP bootable USB drive? I've seen a bunch of instruction here on ServerFault but they are specific to Vista or Linux, so again - I'm using WinXP. I've also tried unetbootin, but ...
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Shortcut keys nuisance in my computer

after login to my windows 2003 server terminal and start typing some thing in the notepad for some letter like E and so on..i am getting some fuctionalities if i type letter E explorer will pop up ...
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ubuntu does not use 100% ram

I am running ubuntu 8 on a 2GB laptop. Whenever I look in my system monitor, I see my memory usage is slightly below 1G. Why isn't ubuntu using the full 2GB? Let me say that the full 2GB are ...
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System Center: Agent Proxy

Specific Error: Agent proxying needs to be enabled for a health service to submit discovery data about other computers. Microsoft.SystemCenter.DiscoveryWriteActionModule.AgentProxyingNotEnabled.Alert ...