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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 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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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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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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What is a Process Handle?

What is a process handle and what can we know about a running process through the "handle count" property in a task explorer?
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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 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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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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Mac/Linux for system administration tasks

I've been using GNU/Linux for my daily life and my work for the last 8 years. A couple days ago, my desktop computer died. I thought about the possibility of making a change and getting a Mac. Is any ...
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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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VMware: OS choice on VM creation:

I'm using the vSphere client. When I create a new Virtual Machine I have a selection drop-down to choose the OS version. Except 32bit and 64bit version which I understand (because it's hardware ...
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Server OS: put it on a separate drive? Yes, no, or depends on the situation?

I would like opinions, or facts, both preferably, on whether it's ok to install a server's OS on the RAID array or not. I would predict installation on separate drives is the best but I'm interested ...
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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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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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Nginx and PHP-FPM on OS X

I've been wanting to try out Nginx with PHP-FPM. I installed Nginx via Macports. I read that PHP 5.3.3 includes PHP-FPM, however, the PHP 5.3.3 configuration on Macports does not enable it. Can ...
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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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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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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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Is there any windows equivalent of Original Linux Magic-SysRQ Key?

Is there any way to debug/gather some diagnostic information in case a windows machine hangs/freezes to get some clue about what caused the hang/freeze., just like linux has Magic_SysRq key Is ...
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How to ping a server to discover what OS or other software it is running?

I occasionally look at sites like netcraft and am curious if there is an unobtrusive way to ping a server and see what publicly facing software it is running? Are sites like netcraft using some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Operating system for optimal performance on x86 (virtualized)

What operating system would achieve the best performance on x86 from within Qemu or Virtualbox? I only need to use a handful of programs regularly: tmux, vi(m), curl, a package manager (mainly to ...
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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 ...
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How do I check the IaaS image hasn't been compromised

We are deploying in Chinese datacentre, it took us a while to get our account approved with Aliyun (some kind of Amazon AWS). We are protecting all in and out data transfer but what guarantees that ...
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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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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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x86, i386, i686, amd64, i5, i7, archtecture, processor confusion [closed]

I noticed those items x86, i386, i686, amd64, i5, i7, archtecture, processor from the web, from my own notebook, from book readings. But I am really confused by those terminologies. I try my best ...
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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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Has anyone managed to install fresh OS from flash drive?

I'm considering to avoid purchase new machines with optical drives. The only caveat is the OS installation which can be messy - to open the case and temporarily hook up DVD which often does not worth ...
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/etc/*release files examples

Where can I find a list of different /etc/*release files of various Linux/Unix/MacOS distributions and versions? Same goes to uname -a command outputs.
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how to resize partition on server 2003

Yesterday, my system partition ran out of space (my OS is Windows Server 2003), and I need to resize it, how could I do this? Buy a new larger disk to replace it? I have searched GOOGLE, and found ...
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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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Upgrading Debian from 4.0, but apt mirrors give 404 [closed]

I have an old Buffalo HS-DH500GL NAS. I bought it years ago (2007 I think) when I heard it could be upgraded to run Debian 4.0. I followed some random tutorial (long forgotten where I found it) to ...
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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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Install ubuntu on my KVM VM by proxmox

I'm a newbie here but I would like to understand how to install ubuntu or centOS on my VM created by KVM (in proxmox). During creation, I've set Linux 3.X/2.6 Kernel (l26) in sheet OS and Do ...
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Recommended MySQL monitoring tool [closed]

I am looking for a good all-in-one monitoring tool for a single MySQL server and underlying Linux OS. I need something that gives me a quick graphical view of what is going on right now and that ...
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which free linux distribution is supported on IBM X3200 M3

can anyone let me know which free linux distribution is supported on IBM X3200 M3 server? UPDATE: The issue was with mounting 2 hard disks. So I removed one hard disk and installed Cent OS 5.6 which ...
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GlassFish on Windows vs RedHat

I have a basic three tier web application, and I want to use GlassFish. Assuming same admin skills, any difference in having the host OS be Windows 2003 Server or RedhHat?
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Cisco IOS - terminate a process (kill a process)

How do I terminate a process similarly to kill -9 $PID? I would like to do the same as GNU/Linux offers: For example, a shell is running a Telnet session to a router, but later that router is powered ...
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Hard disk is detecting as read only

I am installing Debian Squeeze 2.6.32 64 bit OS in IBM System x3250 M4. This system is already having built in RAID. After enable the RAID, I have started to install the Debian Squeeze 2.6.32 64 bit ...
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Deploy Apple OSX images from a Windows Server?

We are mostly a Windows shop but more and more Macs are being used. Is there any software that would run on Windows Server 2008 R2 that could be used to image Apple computers?
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RHEL optimization for write-intensive disk operations

What configuration optimizations e.g. disk scheduling algorithms are suggested for a very write intensive setup ?
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What Command(s) List a User's System Permissions in Linux?

QUESTION: What Command(s) List a User's System Permissions in Linux? CURRENT_OS: CentOS-5.X MORE_INFO/QUESTIONS: Looking for commands that will NOT be seen as aggressive or change the system, ...
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Kickstart not working

I'm trying to create a kickstart to automate the installation procedure but when the installation ends and I check to see the result nothing happened. I'm trying to debug it by putting read statements ...