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Workstation does not detect HDD

I'm running a workstation with 4 HDDs that was recently upgraded with two more HDDs. Those were intended to form a RAID1. However, the system does not detect the 6th out of 6 HDDs (one of the new ...
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Do I need public DNS records for the external IPs of our workstation NAT?

We have certain stakeholders who believe that the public IPs used by our workstations should have globally available DNS records, and that not having dns records would break some internet services. ...
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What is the maximum theoretical throughput of a NAS device to 100 workstations with 1Gb/sec connections? [closed]

This is a difficult question to ask, since it depends on a number of assumptions. But let's assume we have 100 workstations that need to connect to a network attached storage device. What is the ...
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Changing Domain of a machine - any way to keep existing profile intact?

I need to change the domain on a few laptops and I would like to keep the existing profile intact instead of getting a new profile the next time the user logs in. Is this possible?
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Recommend between workstation and tower server in my case [closed]

I'm planning to buy a computer for my office. What i want is a computer that strong, stability, can run 24/7 for hosting my website with tens of thousand people visit per day. Because it's placed in ...
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How to check who is currently logged on to windows workstation from command line? [closed]

Environment is in domain, server is Windows Server 2003, workstations have Vista and XP installed. I need the way to check remotely who is currently logged on workstation, preferably from some simple ...
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Can't access SQL Server 2008 from workstations, but can from server

We have an app that can use mssql2k or 2k8. We've been using 2k but I decided to try 2k8 to compare. I installed in on our win2k3 server alongside mssql2k. In the ODBC applet on the server, I was ...
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OpenBase server database connection troubleshoot?

I am troubleshooting a workstation/server instance in which an application hangs while interacting with our Windows 2003 Server OpenBase-hosted database. In short, the application will go into "Not ...
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Reduce Windows login time by preloading profile

My workstation at work takes around 10 minutes to log in to Windows (running scripts, group policy / security tasks etc). As a result, users tend to lock / unlock machines without completely logging ...
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Guest OS not able to ping switch gateway IP from VM if bridge networking selected

I have vmware workstaion and number of guest OS has been installed with that. Problem is the Vmware machine is able to ping the external gateway switch(directly connected) but the guest OS are not ...
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What is the best way to deploy OS X apps on company macbooks?

I hope this is the right stackexchange site for my question. My workplace is a 30 person company with majority of workers using macbooks as their workstation. I am wondering what is the proper way ...
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Workstation vs Server for a 15 user office setting? [closed]

I have a task to install a file/print server for our office. We're 12 users that could expand in the near future for up to 15-18 users. I'm aware that server class hardware is of higher ...
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Windows SmartCard for Shared Workstations

We have a Windows x64 workstation that controls special equipment critical to our operations. This workstation only has a set few of trained operators who "know" how to operate it. However, it runs ...
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Should we install the OS on an SSD or not when running virtual machines?

I have a new Dell Mobile Precision M6500 laptop with 8 GB RAM. it has two hard drives - 500 GB @7200 RPM and a 128 GB SSD. The main purpose of these laptop is software development in virtual machines. ...
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Dell Perc 4/DC controller - managing it from Windows 7 on a not dell workstation? [closed]

I've installed a Perc 4DC on a non dell workstation with windows 7. I have no issues with the drivers (used the 2003 ones), but I'm not sure what kind of disk management tool I could and should ...
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How can I set up a private internal DNS server?

We have a windows server box in our office and then a number of desktop pc's running xp, and windows 7. All of our project'd databases sit on our server and each person uses SourceSafe for ...
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Need opinions on an organizational computer replacement policy

Back story - I was hired by my current employer out of college as a web developer roughly 2 years ago. In that two years, I have taken on some of the roles of a system administrator as this position ...
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How to write a PowerShell filter to fetch groups for workstation

Say, if I have a DN for a workstation "CN=XP3-1,CN=Computers,DC=mydomain,DC=local". How do you write a filter to list all groups that this workstation is a member of? $filter = ...
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In AD how to get groups the workstation is a member of from the workstation itself? [closed]

If I'm at the domain controller (in the Active Directory) to find out what groups the "XPSP3-A" workstation is a member of, I do: dsquery computer "CN=XPSP3-A,CN=Computers,DC=pvk,DC=local" -name ...
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random reboot windows xp workstation with no BSOD or log in event viewer of issue

i have a workstation in an industrial environment that reboots twice a day with no visible indication of an issue having occured. i have done analysis on the programs being used etc at the time but ...
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Volume to capture dropdown blank /Windows OS VM/

I have setup a 2008 R2 WDS server and I am trying to boot with capture image. /Both server and clients are VM on the Vmware workstation./ But when I PXE boot the VM and enter the windows deployment ...
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One Server, Multiple Local Simultaneous Users

I am not sure if this belongs on serverfault or superuser so I apologize if this is the incorrect place. We want to have a single server for a number of users to be using simultaneously. Each user ...
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What is necessary to have multiple monitors in one desktop? [closed]

Some video cards have two vga outputs. But how to have more than two monitors?
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How can I flash the BIOS on a Dell T5500?

I been given a Dell T5500 Workstation that used to be maintained by a gentleman that no longer works at the company I work for. The workstation has a BIOS admin password as well as a BIOS boot ...
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Clone workstation for quick deploy?

This is a question that has been asked a lot, but I can't seem to find the answer I am looking for. We are looking at buying a small quantity of workstations, around 6, which all will have exactly ...
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2008 Windows Server R2 changes Domain network to Public Network Upon reboot

I have a server that we use for a ghost imaging server for a training lab enviroment. Each lab is on its own VLAN. There are 10 VLANs. The server has DNS, Ghost 2.5.1, and VMware Workstaation 6.5 ...
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Disabling parallel network connections on workstation

Is it possible to disable prarallel network connections on workstation, when workstation is connected to corporate LAN? I want to avoid users bypassing Internet access policies by concurently connect ...
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Dream workstation for Sysadmins?

I found myself constantly wasting time in dealing with hardware and would like to do something about it. Personally I have a Macbook that does all the mail/IM/IRC/browsing/music/devel VM and what not. ...
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Mirroring Windows 7 install to migrate to a new disk

One of my clients has a critical Windows 7 workstation, due to the variety of software installed on the machine, 'extremely' intricate software setup, and it's critical nature to the business it needs ...
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Is it possible to retrieve system, software and license information from a fleet of Windows computers?

I would like to know the hardware and software information for a fleet of Windows PCs. That includes licenses that software is registered with. I would like the information to be in a simple text ...
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Is Remote Desktop to Workstations Secure?

I have users that want to use remote desktop for remote access to their workstations. I have RADIUS connected VPN server that I use, however I remember to connect and disconnect rather than send web ...
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trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

I had a work computer (Windows 7) set up with local login (not domain login). Later I needed to login to the domain. So I made changes to join the domain by right-clicking on My computer and ...
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Converting a workstation to be server which os? [closed]

Firstly why im going to use a workstation as a server: im broke and the choice was between a totally done/crap ancient server or a half decent hp workstation i chose the hp workstation with ...
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Machines for Warehouse Environment?

Here's a doozy. We have about 10 workstation clients in our warehouse. The units only need to run the web and a middleware windows client. Problem is, I'm running into problems with dust and heat ...
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Domain computers with no specific user?

We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server which is running our domain. We have around 40 users and around 30 computers. Most of the users have their own dedicated workstation, however around 5 of the ...
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HP 6000 Pro Microtower & 2+ monitors

I've been tasked with trying to make the 6000 Pro Microtower work with 3/4 monitors. The machine itself has VGA and DisplayPort outputs from the motherboard. I've installed a Radeon 4500 HD Video ...
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Synchronizing Local Accounts to Domain Accounts

I'm wondering if there is a way to simply my process(es). Currently I have Windows XP workstations, Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory and Domain Services, Folder Redirection. When a user ...
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How often does tech-refresh happen?

How frequently does your workplace conduct a tech-refresh of PCs (desktops and laptops) and do developers get newer equipment more often? Example: Developers every 18 months Rest of workforce ...
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Would Hyper-V R2 work on developer workstations?

We're about to rebuild our developer workstations, and I'm considering using Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 as the OS, so that developers can use Hyper-V to virtualise various environments (e.g. old ...
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Dive into 64 bit or hold off (do you have a crystal ball)

I'm planning my first workstation replacement schedule to hopefully replace 80 or so computers out of the 125 office. I know the limitations of the 32 bit OS is 3.5 GB of RAM. I believe RAM is the ...
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Cannot install SQL 2008 Workstation Components on Windows XP SP2

i am trying to install the workstation components of sql server 2008 on my windows xp sp2 machine and during the setup, the only options i have to install are the database engine and sdk. all of the ...
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Why SQL Server Enterprise Ed. cannot be installed on Windows workstation?

Rob Farley in SQL Server Developer Edition versus SQL Server Standard/Enterprise excellently summarizes: Developer Edition is just Enterprise Edition without the license to be used in a ...
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Domain workstation acting up and I can't track it down

I have a developer with a Windows XP (SP2) 64 bit machine. If the machine is left on overnight (or any period of time longer than 5-6 hours) it takes 2-3 minutes to open any local drive and his ...
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Which linux distro has the best 64-bit support? And is OSX 64-bit more reliable than linux?

I'm running windows server 2008 64, but all open-source stuff (mysql, ruby, python, R) is either not that well-tested or has problems. And of course, if you have to compile packages, you are on your ...
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7.0.1 and Photoshop openGL requirements

I'm running Workstation 7.0.1 on a 64-bit Linux host, with a Vista guest, and the Aero theme works a treat - full marks for getting that working! However, when running Photoshop there are some ...
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SSD as single drive in workstation pros and cons

What are the pros and cons of using an SSD as the only drive in a workstation instead of an array of several HDDs or a fast 10k/15k HDD? To be more specific, Intel X25-M 80GB with Windows 7 x86-64 ...
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Where can I buy a good rackmount workstation? [closed]

We have a product which consists of a GUI program and all the hardware goes in a rack. Our department bought a rackmount server for the first unit, but I dont think this is adequate for applications ...
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'vmnet' compilation problem on kernel 2.6.33

I have problem with vmnet module compilation, only with this one module. (VMware workstation 6.5.3) Before, on 2.6.31 all were fine, now its not. here is the error: make -C ...
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NAT and vmware 2.x

Usually with vmware server 1.x I used NAT mode so that I can reach guest from host and it did work well. Some days ago I upgrade to vmware server 2.x and I noticed that with NAT mode now I cannot ...
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All-In-One PCs or PC integrated into monitor available?

Question I am specing out a new Design Technology building for an educational establishment, the current request is for PCs "without a base unit", not sure if these would be described as All-In-One ...