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Allowed production maintenance during business hours [closed]

I recently came into managing a small startup. As most small startups, I would think, we have been doing what we wanted in production virtually when we thought it was okay. People are careful and ...
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Setting up STP network to isolate traffic from router? [closed]

So I've been the self taught IT guy in my household for quite some time. I have a household with incredibly high traffic. 4-6 people connected simultaneously. Gaming, home theater network, video ...
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Verifone VX 820 Customization

I have a Verifone VX 520 and VX 820. I saw the VX 820 at another place and theirs was customized with their logo and company name. How can I do that? I am not sure if this is the right place to ...
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Information Request Form for support handover [closed]

We're about to take on the IT support work for a small church community, after their current IT support company has failed to deliver on promises and response times. As part of the handover process, ...
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How to subnet in virtual SMB networks

I'm setting up a Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V role in a typically SMB environment (virtualized DC and Exchange on one single Host). Before, in the SBS times, there usually was one physical server, a ...
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Would this setup for MS Small business work? [closed]

I've just visited a friend's company and they have asked to help setup their IT infrastructure. At the moment they have around 20 laptops with 25 local accounts. I pity the guy who setup the local ...
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SBS Folder Redirection still applying

We are migrating from an SBS 2003 to a 2008R2 DC. Currently all user folders are redirected via the default SBS Policy "Small Business Server Folder Redirection" however, this policy currently has no ...
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Is having a network hosted Windows installation on a Virtual Disk Image where approximately 20 users use via VirtualBox a viable idea?

I've been considering an idea for a small business secure workspace where each PC is using a flavor of linux, like Xubuntu, so that people can't easily install applications or modify the workstation ...
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1answer
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Adding a wired network to our small office

I'm adding a wired network to our small office. We have about 10 employees but may double to 20 in the next 6 months. We have a PC Engine APU router with three ports: Port 1: Uplink Port 2: Unifi ...
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Promoting Windows Server 2012 to DC, cannot create DNS delegation because SBS 2003 DNS server is not found

I'm promoting our new Windows Server 2012 Essentials box (ASH) to Domain Controller so that I can then deprecate and demote our failing Windows SBS 2003 box (PINE), which is the only current DC. ...
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How do I properly backup AD Users, Groups and OUs?

At work, we have a Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 server that's doing AD for the company. There are multiple Windows client machines that are part of the domain, but that server is the only ...
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1answer
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User/group - folders mapping on Windows SBS 2008 [duplicate]

How can I know which files/folders are accessible by a specific user/group on Windows SBS 2008?
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1answer
79 views

IT for a small organization: mailing lists, file server, hosting [closed]

I've been asked to help manage my church's information systems. We're small (~3 staff, ~150 parishioners), which puts us below the needs of a lot of the "Church Management" software I've seen. The ...
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562 views

Domain Controller loses major functionality randomly

I have a weird scenario going on, 2 domain controllers at 2 different sites that communicate over a BOVPN. At random the main server (named SERVER) will no longer be able to resolve DNS and even ...
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2answers
193 views

How do you repair Exchange 2007 after dirty service shutdown due to backpressure?

The server I'm managing was hit by spam (I think targeted) through an Anonymous relay that was setup and has since been disabled. The server has 12GB of RAM and there was about 238,000+ of spam ...
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1answer
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MoveDataPowerShellHost.exe missing from sbserver

We are getting a lot of errors in our eventlog that indicates our sbsmonitoring DB is too big. I've had this once before, so I found a method to recreate that DB. In order to do that, I need a ...
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10K SATA vs 10K SAS - SBS Server Upgrade [closed]

We are upgrading the storage on a SBS2011 server. It currently has a single 7,200RPM SATA drive (don't know the model). Small office with less than 10 users. Budget is low so the original plan was to ...
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Need help setting up user and computer management for small business

I work for a small business, which currently has 4 PCs, and everyone else uses laptops (about 10 other people). Some of us use Mac, but the vast majority of us are on Windows 8. We are currently ...
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Small Business Server Guidance - Does this quote look reasonable? [closed]

We asked for a quote to upgrade our server for our small business. The server runs QuickBooks, our inventory tracking program, 12 people’s outlook emails and basic document storage. Do these ...
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646 views

Do we need a domain controller in our small office environment with Office 365?

I work for a landscaping company that has about 10 office staff members, each with their own workstation. Currently, we have a single server running Windows SBS 2003. The server hosts our Exchange, ...
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1answer
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Exchange 2007 - Unable to Start Information Store - Error IMAIL_E_CODE_PAGE_CONVERSION

We're currently having an issue with an Exchange server (running 2007) where we cannot start the Information Store server. No new updates or programs have been installed. Currently the server is ...
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1answer
106 views

Serving public IP-adresses through two ethernet ports with public subnets, while protecting some interfaces for remote access

Done a lot of research and it's all kind of confusing. Some switches are also firewalls, most firewalls seems to be routers, with or without their own switches, but they're all different depending on ...
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1answer
85 views

Splitting Ethernet cable [closed]

I am looking for the best way to network my small business. I have an office where my router/modem are located, and then 2 more computers in another room. I can route Ethernet to this room with about ...
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1answer
422 views

Can I build an Azure Only infrastructure for my small business?

I have small business, 63 people now, but we are growing slowly. We have no Active Directory, we use Office 365 for email, and about 25% use Macs. We are kind of spread out, 3 offices with more than 5 ...
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1answer
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SMB Server & Switch

I am by no means a server professional, that is why I am coming to you guys for advice. Our company is looking to purchase an office building that is currently wired for ethernet. We are going to ...
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2answers
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What are the trade-offs between software VPNs (like Hamachi) and dedicated hardware (like SonicWall)?

I support a small office (15 users, ActiveDirectory, Windows 2008 and Windows 7). We've been using LogMeIn Hamachi for VPN, to enable our remote users to get to the file shares from home. It's been ...
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Complete small business package linux [closed]

I'm looking for some sort of pack, for small business? We've got one server, but I need some sort of pack including Apache 2, MySQL, PHP, SMTP and POP3/IMAP? I'd prefer if I could get some sort of ...
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Small store infrastructure - where to begin? [closed]

It looks like my older brother is about to change jobs - from lawyer to shooting range proprietor - and since I'm the family 'computer guy' I have the task of coming up with and setting up the ...
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4answers
417 views

Where should we store a small server/router/switches in a small office with no closet?

A branch office is about to move to a new office with possibly zero enclosed storage space. The technology resources we need to relocate include: Mid-tower server (file server) 24 port switch (2) ...
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2answers
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Permissions won't cascade more than 1 level

Running Windows Small Business Server 2011 I have a file structure with a lot of sub folders (sometimes 5-6 levels deep). I have created access groups to grant access to my users, and also deny ...
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4answers
174 views

What is good software to do basic network administration with windows computers [closed]

I manage IT for a small business with a couple locations (about 10-15 computers each). Mostly users just use online services but there are a couple desktop applications they need and at each site ...
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1answer
623 views

Complete small business infrastructure setup solution [closed]

BACKGROUND: I am in charge of maintaining the infrastructure of a small (<25 users) family owned business. Here's the setup we currently have. EMAIL SERVER: I started out using one ISP ...
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Deploying and publishing my first asp.net mvc 3 web application

I want to deploy and publish my first asp.net mvc 3 web application at my client side (the client is a small office with 2-4 employees that need to access the application) , currently i finished ...
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High availability architecture for a small business

We are a small startup. In our current setup we have a dedicated server in a remote location. Our website and applications are hosted in that server. Website and some applications are in PHP and the ...
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Cooling Server Closet - No A/C Is Possible

We're moving into a new office in an old building in London (that's England :) and are walling off a 2m x 1.3m area where the router & telephone equipment currently terminates to use as a server ...
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4answers
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Recommendation for backup plan needed for small business [closed]

Caution: This is verbose :) My Problem: Client requires a possible rebuild of their current backup plan for local and offsite backup. Tape and online backup are not an option. (Client decision). ...
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Reusing existing equipment

One of my clients has a small office in a major city that used to be main office for the company.Due to the organizational changes main office was moved to a different country but all equipment and ...
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1answer
183 views

infrastructure elements in a 50 peoplebranch office [closed]

I am a programmer by profession. I have been asked by a friend of mine to help set up open source based network infrastructure elements for his company's branch office that may have up to 50 people. ...
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Small Business Needs Active Directory

Currently the small business has about 10 computers 1 FreeNas Server and 10 employees. Until their recent move into a new office they have each had their own computer with local accounts. However ...
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4answers
855 views

How to setup a small office network with a VPN client and a shared Internet gateway

I manage a small-office network but have very little actual networking knowledge / understanding. The network has a consumer grade wifi router (Netgear DG834G), several PCs/Macs, some iPads connected ...
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IPv6 in a Small Business

I’ve been tasked to identify a new server and IT equipment for the company I work for (employees <20). I’m looking at getting a SBS 2011 Standard box. My Question is: Apart from ensuring that our ...
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Hyper-secure small business/game dev setup [closed]

I Want to setup a secure small business for game development, and was thinking of best way to secure content but still allow for people to develop. Of course, since development will take a few years, ...
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439 views

Should I merge the Fileserver into our ESXi server?

I was considering migrating the fileserver to the ESXi box and having it use its own datastore and separate drives. Is this a bad idea? With the backups for the ESXi servers on there, it kind of ...
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3answers
318 views

Leaving Company [closed]

I know this is not server related, but I am not sure what site to ask - any direction would be appreciated. I am currently working as an IT Engineer for a small IT company (me and the boss) in a ...
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2answers
219 views

Should I buy server or build it? [closed]

I need a server for a small company with about 20 people. The server will be used as a fileserver for many MS Office files simultaneously. I tried to look at complete servers but I don't like any of ...
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4answers
276 views

Small office network, heavy data transfers

I work on a iOS based software house and we recently moved office. We now have 10 iMacs, a couple of time-machines and 15 between iPhones/iPads. The requirements we have are the following: - Wired ...
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1answer
771 views

Connect and Configure 3 Powerconnect 5424 Switches with existing Powerconnect 2342 Switches

I have zero experience with managed switches and want to make sure I understand how I need to proceed with our upgrade. I have been doing a ton of research and reading trying to get up to speed. I ...
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What do I need to know my own small web hosting company?

I want to make my own company for web hosting services. I plan to provide just shared web hosting. In the future I may extend my business to VPS. At first I just want to provide Linux hosting, in the ...
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How to tune down the Hyperic built-in postgresql database for a small setup

We are testing out Hyperic 4.5.1 in a quite small environment for now. Currently there are just 1-5 agents and there probably won't be any more than 10-15. When I run ps ax there are 20(!) postgres ...
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Are Cisco Catalyst 2950 switches ok for small business use?

My current place of employment is a very small print shop with average home networking equipment. I have a spare switch I could give them, but I don't want to hand them a ticking timebomb at the same ...