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Short term, you've got some good answers here, especially the recommendation for Webmin. But, I feel compelled to suggest that over the long term, if you're serious about your Linux boxes, learn the command line. That's the way most *nix tools are designed. If you don't take advantage of that, you'll be doing things the hard way, forever. The easy way ...


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After hours of research, I managed to cobble together some working instructions for Oracle 11g R2. As it turns out, you will likely need both the 32 and 64 bit clients installed to have things working in BIDS/Visual Studio/SSMS. I may have installed more Oracle components than I needed, but here's what worked for me: Download 32 and 64-bit clients from ...


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This is the best site I've seen with comprehensive information on running Windows Server 2008 as though it were a client OS: http://www.win2008workstation.com/wordpress/ Your Vista drivers should all work on Windows Server 2008, as it uses the same OS build. As to the question of "why?", the answer is: often times you will need to run or test things which ...


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Way back at the beginning of Windows, Windows printing was not considered reliable. The standard to which it was being compared was NetWare (this was the 1990's after all), which at the time had a good reputation for reliability. Because of this printer manufacturers created their own Print Processors under the impression that: They could do it better than ...


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Short answer: Yes. Long Answer: No, but you will need to install a third party redirection tool such as Thinprint or Screwdrivers to handle printer redirection. Windows Server 2008's RDS overcomes this with a tool called EasyPrint which is built into the OS and all later RDP clients (although it has its fair share of trouble), so if upgrading is an option ...


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You can usually find this information by digging through /sys if you're on a 2.6 kernel. e.g. $ ls -la /dev/input/mouse1 crw-r----- 1 root root 13, 33 2010-03-08 15:56 /dev/input/mouse1 $ ls -la /sys/class/input/mouse1/device/driver lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2010-05-12 23:33 /sys/class/input/mouse1/device/driver -> ...


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I don't know how small your org is, but MDT is worth the learning curve. As far as driver options, there aren't many, one being that you can create a shared folder and add it to the devicePath registry key for driver detection. A downside of this approach is that whatever device you plug in after the fact, be it a simple keyboard or mouse, windows will ...


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It doesn't provide much, but here it is: C:\Windows\system32>fltmc filters Filter Name Num Instances Altitude Frame ------------------------------ ------------- ------------ ----- MpFilter 12 328000 0 luafv 1 135000 0 FileInfo ...


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I think you're confused, that's the interrupt and memory space used by your NIC to communicate with your system - most hardware adapters has one or both of those configurations. Think of it as the address of that particular adapter, so that the system knows how to talk to it. It's got nothing to do with how it's performing at all. Out of interest what ...


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The synthetic drivers 'talk' more directly to the actual hardware, bypassing most of the hypervisor (for common data operations). This dramatically cuts down on the hypervisor overhead related to most network activity. If your server doesn't communicate much on the network, or if your hardware is well undercommitted, you should be fine with the emulated ...


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The easiest way to build Windows Server 2003 on a PowerEdge 2800 is to use Dell's Systems Build and Update Utility for the 2800. Download the ISO, burn it to a CD then boot from it and follow the instructions. It will gather some key data from you and then drive the W2K3 build for you while ensuring that all the necessary drivers (including the RAID driver ...


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HP has discontinued the 1300 LaserJet line of printers. This tells me the printer in question is old and quite possibly has a physical fault of some sort. I would say that troubleshooting an old, $92 printer is not a good use of anyone's time, so replace it and move on. Preferably with a better/newer model, but Amazon apparently has new ones (1300 ...


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HopelessN00b has the right answer - you are wasting your time trying to make an already marginal printer (get it?) when it was new circa 2004-ish work ten years later. I have been down this path, against my wishes I might add, and trust me it leads nowhere. Buuuttt... if you are determined to make this work try the following: Download the most recent ...


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Install the SPICE Guest Tools in your Windows guest to obtain (almost) all the various virtio drivers. (If it fails, install them from the virtio-win package instead.) Then shut down the VM and reconfigure it so that it uses a SPICE channel and QXL video. The corresponding XML is: <controller type='virtio-serial' index='0'> <alias ...


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CentOS (RHEL from SRPMs) has excellent Dell support. All hardware should be reporting in properly but, take a look at the command "dmidecode" (grep is your friend - e.g: dmidecode | grep erial will find you the service tag). I'd suggest installing OpenManage and monitoring your hardware with the built in tools. Here is a one liner that will attach you to ...


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We ALWAYS install the PSP with our HP machines - mainly to properly feed HP SIM with the right information. This allows SIM to centrally manage BIOS/driver code and importantly enables system-wide 'pre-failure' warning and hardware replacement. Specifically if a hardware component is about to fail it will alert us, raise a call directly with HP for the part ...


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It won't be the driver. It's most likely to be a physically shared component, such as interrupts or the PCI bus.


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Using cheap hardware raid under Linux is a bad idea. Linux software raid (md) is faster, more reliable, and has the bonus that you can switch motherboards and not lose all your data. Just use the software raid setup in the OS install, both CentOS and Ubuntu have GUIs for creating the RAID at OS install time.


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Download the .exe files and run them. They will extract to c:\dell\drivers\driverID. From there, you should be able to copy the .inf files.


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I am not familiar with Dell at all, but I found Dell Installation and Server Management Disk available to download (and burn of course). Compatibility: PowerEdge 2900 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 There is also some instruction here.


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This is why you can't do that: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298503 It also suggests some workarounds; if your computers are in a domain, you can use a Group Policy setting to configure driver loading behaviour.


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The solution I used to circumvent this problem is: First of all we will need to create an image to install the virtual machine into. Microsoft says 10 GB is the minimum, but I used 15 GB. Remember that this is not the final size of your virtual machine,once it is introduced into Nova Compute. Create a raw image called windows.virtio: kvm-img create -f raw ...


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This file is part of the firmware package distributed with the Linux kernel. Due to licensing issues, Debian does not install it by default. If you need it, you must explicitly install it. apt-get install firmware-bnx2 (And since you probably don't have networking, you'll probably have to manually find the .deb and copy it to the server via some other ...


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This is a well known phenomenon with migrating to a 64 bit OS. There have been a lot of institutions which have been forced to upgrade to new printers and scanners, etc. There is one kind of third party solution available that may be of interest. ThinPrint and a couple other vendors have paid products available that can be used as an intermediary driver ...


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The Realtek is a fairly standard adapter and has been in the mainline kernel for a long time. The driver/module is 8139cp.ko. The device should be auto-detected on a modern Linux distribution.


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I might suggest using Terminal Services Easy Print. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2007/04/26/introducing-terminal-services-easy-print-part-1.aspx


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You've answered this yourself with your CUPS server accepting everything as PostScript. Each printer has different features, capabilities and support which is why different printers require different drivers. Remember, Postscript and PCL aren't mandatory. It's easily circumvented when discussing text and a simple B&W laser printer, but take it to the ...


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if you ever find the solution to that then you can sell it to virus/trojan authors. They love to know that as well. This would mean they can distribute malware without asking the user for permission. (That's why Microsoft introduced this feature. Don't hack Microsoft.)


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The HP Universal Driver uses SNMP to determine the printers capabilities. You need to ensure SNMP is configured (read-only, community "public" works, but your environment may require a specific, different setting) before you configure the printer on the server. Hit the printer's web interface and verify this: Then go back to your print server and ...



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