Joshua Nurczyk
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Can I expect any problems when 500 users all connect to the same SQL Server instance?
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SQL Server 2005 will work just fine, as long as the user is using a version licensed for at least 500 users. You would probably want support for more than 500 because of dropped connections and the ...

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Our web-developers have a project that requires accepting file-uploads. What should I ensure is covered?
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You need to look out for: Maximum file size. This can be done by the web developers in many cases. Permissions. Do you want each user to have their own (virtual or real) folder that nobody else can ...

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Most popular misconceptions about networking
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Cable type doesn't matter for the network as long as it's professionally crimped. This comes from an admin wondering why the brand new computers still access the internet slowly with their 100Base-T ...

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java memory allocation under linux
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The memory manager will automatically put things in swap even if physical memory is not full based on what it thinks is best. Is there a reason you don't want it to go into swap at all? Is it actually ...

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Partial-stroking / Short-stroking / Half-stroking Hard Drives?
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Short-stroking is basically what you found. You specifically use only the last few tracks on each platter of your hard disk. I have heard of this, but haven't looked at it in a while. Looking at new ...

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default mail domain
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Most mail servers will chop off the first part of the mail server name (i.e. pop, pop3, smtp, imap, mail) to get what it should put after the @ sign in the email address. Without knowing the email ...

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HP Tx1000 laptop : no LCD panel or HDD activity
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Are you sure the drive is not spinning up? I know some laptop drives are not audible, but you can usually feel a vibration. How do you know the GPU is creating heat? Does that part of the laptop get ...

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Need help with putting Cygwin on DVD for a offline install
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From the Cygwin web site: How can I make my own portable Cygwin on CD? While some users have successfully done this, for example Indiana University's XLiveCD http://xlivecd.indiana.edu/, there is no ...

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Uses for a small Virtual Private Server?
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Use it as a Project Gutenberg mirror server or bittorrent tracker. Since Project Gutenberg is a legal use of bittorrent, the only way you can run afoul of your hosting provider is if they don't allow ...

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What could cause a NIC to produce audible noise?
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I have heard of something similar. I would guess that the power supply either is going bad, or the motherboard could be going, as well. Either could cause the power supply to make weird noises. What I ...

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Using the same virtual machine among users on the same box under Windows 7
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From what I understand, what you want is not possible if multiple users are going to access the computer at the same time through Remote Desktop or such. How could they use the same files and virtual ...

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KVM Virtualization on AMD64 running Ubuntu 9.04
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It sounds like there is a bug in enabling virtualization on the processor. This question shows you how to verify your CPU has AMD-V support. Otherwise, as the commenter said, it could be a kernel ...

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Windows XP page file on laptop second SSD drive
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There are the normal issues of having a paging file on an SSD, mainly the limited number of writes (erases, whatever) an SSD supports. I have never done it, but, with the fact that XP is not always ...

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Increase the refresh rate on my monitor
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As others have said, LCDs have a set refresh rate of 60 Hz. Use specific drivers for the monitor itself, make sure you have the most up-to-date drivers for the GMA 3100, and make sure hardware ...

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odd query strings in Googlebot requests
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Are they found along with other Googlebot entries? If not it could be Googlebot is checking links from another website to yours to verify the connection with their algorithms. This means another ...

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IE7 not allowed to access externally hosted web application but works on our server
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Is there an error message? Or an error page? Make sure you can ping the external server, and can access it with something else, i.e. Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, even Lynx. Maybe try using IE 6 or ...

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Is there a way to avoid reindexing files on each Microsoft Search Service crawl?
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Maybe you should turn off the Microsoft Search Service? You don't state what version of Windows you are using. Also, I am not sure I understand everything you are asking. If you don't like saving ...

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How to use the SPEC benchmark (for dummies)
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The closest I have been able to find is this page from a wiki. It may be too specialized for your use.

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SSD for system and HDD for data for Desktop environnement
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This is mostly an educated guess, as I have not tested such a configuration. I would say using a small, fast hard drive for the OS and programs would be a good idea. This does not have to be an SSD ...

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Canon ImageRunner printing PDFs very slow?
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Sometimes going back to an earlier postscript version, if available, can help. Mainly, since some PDFs take longer, it could be an issue with rastering (rasterizing?) the graphics of the PDF. You can ...

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Phising in Outlook for Windows Vista
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usually it happens if your links do not appear to be the same as the text they are made with. Such as a Bank One text being linked to an IP address. If there are a lot of links, and especially IP ...

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VPN Error "916, The interface is in a disabled state"
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I know, with the same problem, I had to reinstall the VPN client. The problem was a corrupt file. That may not fix it, though.

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Can't ping gateway
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The problem is probably the Verizon and Linksys bits are both using the same subnet. With that happening, when you try to go to 192.168.1.1, it doesn't know where to go and is confused, so it errors ...

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How to deal with a stubborn sysadmin?
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If you work with others at the same level, band together with them against this individual. Not in a confrontational way, but in a supportive way. Such as, have someone propose the same fix as you if ...

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How to debug problems over IM and the phone?
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Treat them like any other user. If you haven't worked a support position here are some guidelines: Require screenshots if you don't understand what they are describing. Be able to see their machine ...

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What is the correct temperature for a server room?
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In my experience, it depends on the equipment. I know one company had three server rooms. One was kept about 80°F, the other, with fewer servers, was at about 72°F, and the third, with only two ...

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Apache Named VirtualHosts with wildcards
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You need the DocumentRoot added to the configuration. It should be something like this: # Ensure that Apache listens on port 80 Listen 80 # Listen for virtual host requests on all IP addresses ...

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Convert a 64-bit Ubuntu server to a 32-bit Ubuntu server
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I know that it is not only the kernel that is 64-bit in Ubuntu. Not having done this migration before, I can't say for certain, but I feel this plan might be best. Try changing the kernel to 32-bit ...

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Constantly Increasing swap size in Linux and Swap space not being reclaimed?
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There is no way to tell if this will eventually become an issue unless you run a server long enough to see if it becomes an issue. Basically the OS will swap things that are not being used out to ...

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Storing Windows Installation Files on Hard Drive
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You need to change the value of the key in regedit at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup I know this works in 98 through XP but don't have 7 in front of me to test ...

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