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Server Hardware for Citrix farm?

Q: Server Hardware for Citrix farm?

Well my boss has decided to go crazy and has tasked me with trying to buy server hardware for a new Citrix farm he wants to implement.

The problem is the talks I have had with Citrix people I can't get ANY kind of help as far as number of users per server CPU, RAM requirements and things of that nature, this is making it difficult to tell my boss the hardware we should get.

I already know we want Raid 5 and a fair amount of storage (as citrix has to have the applications images loaded onto the server correct?), will multi processor help the number of users that can connect?

With this in mind and knowing we only use standard applications I.E. windows XP pro, Office 2003, and fery few other applications does anyone have a clue what type of servers I should be looking at? I.E. RAM requirements and CPU speed.

Is CPU speed directly proportional to the number of users who can connect to any given server? I know we are going to have some kind of load balencing solution for failover but I wanted to get some ideas on what to prep for.

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Hello,we configured thin clients T520 for Citrix connection. Everything goes well, except a pop-up window "Waiting for the citrix server", that appears in front during the autologon. User must close this window first. Is there any chance how to disable this pop-up window?Thank you for your supportBRMilan

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I am looking for a location to place a backup server. This server will only be written to unless the primary server goes down hard and clients are directed to start using the backup server. Bandwidth will be not more than moderate unless this server goes live as the primary - and in that case it will only be the primary until the real primary is brought back online.

My preferred location is close to a backbone router because I don't want latency issues to be significant - especially because my clients will all be doing dual-writes and this second write is pure overhead. Someplace in the central United States would be best.

This is a startup for an ASP service. My primary server will be located in Dayton OH. The backup needs to be far enough from it physically and logically to never find itself taken out in the same catastrophe.

Because this is a startup, I am very cost sensitive.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Looking for a server farm


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I don't know if this is help for our server or Excel I am looking for. Here is the issue...

Whenever one lady is logged into a session on our server, she opens a word document that has an Excel worksheet embedded in it. The second she tries to click on the Excel worksheet, Dr. Watson makes a call and hits me with the following message...

Error in Excel.exe
Access Violation (0xC0000005), Address: 0x304632a3

When she tries to just open the Excel program, she gets this error:

Compile Error in Hidden Module: ThisWorkBook

This only happens to her, should I make a new profile on the server for her? Is there something in Excel I can do? I am so lost and MS Knowledge base has been of no help to me.

A:Excel Shutting Down on Windows NT Server (Terminal Server, Citrix Metaframe)

Try this, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q169718

And this, http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q172211

Or look here for more, http://search.support.microsoft.com...Type=ALL&maxResults=150&Titles=false&numDays=

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after joining new wfe server to SharePoint 2013 farm, when I add new website it works in central admin but on the other wfe server I get file not found and get a complete error the uls

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: File Not Found. at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPVirtualFile.CalculateFileDependencies(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData basicRequestData, ICollection& directDependencies, ICollection& childDependencies)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPDatabaseFile.EnsureDependencies(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData requestData) at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPDatabaseFile.EnsureCacheKeyAndViewStateHash(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData
requestData) at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPDatabaseFile.GetVirtualPathProviderCacheKey(HttpContext context, SPRequestModuleData requestData) at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPVirtualPathProvider.GetCacheKey(String virtualPath) at
System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultFromCacheInternal(VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultInternal(VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp,
Boolean allowBuildInPrecompile, Boolean throwIfNotFound, Boolean ensureIsUpToDate) at System.Web.Compilation.BuildManager.GetVPathBuildResultWithNoAssert(HttpContext context, VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean noBuild, Boolean allowCrossApp, Boolean allowBuildInPrecomp... Read more

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Hi All,
How to install CVE-2019-0604-Microsoft SharePoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability patch kb4462202 in SharePoint 2013 farm?
What are the prerequisites required while plan for installation?
Which steps we need to follow to install this security update on our SharePoint 2013 farm ?
After installed Kb file we need run the PSConfig.exe for configuration?
Is the servers reboot required for this CVE-2019-0604  kb installation?
Is there any MS article for this installation steps, Please share me.
Could please guide me the right path, that would be much appreciated.
Thanks and Regards,
Naresh K

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We have an ASP database, connecting via Citrix. The Citrix server settings were provided to us by the ASP vendor. When there are problems, the vendor's reply is sometimes, "that's a citrix issue, it's not us". My question is, wouldn't the Citrix server be in their location? It's not my understanding that Citrix provides servers out on the cloud, out of reach of the vendor. Do I misunderstand this?



A:ASP via Citrix -- whose server?

Is there a better forum for Citrix issues? I didn't really find any discussion of them anywhere on the site, so I took a stab in this forum.

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Question 1

If I have a main office with 3 branch offices and the branch offices need to connect to a SCO Unix server to access the database, which would make more sense? VPN for each branch or Terminal Server with Citrix installed. All clients are running some version of Windows OS from 95 up to 2000 Pro.

Question 2

Now I want to add anywhere from 10 to 20 field agents and give them access to the same server. These agents will be running Windows OS's as well but most likely will be running DUN for Internet access. VPN or Term Server with Citrix?

Reliable connectivity is a paramount requirement since if the connection is lost, data could be potentially corrupted.

Thanks for any ideas, comments, or suggestions.

A:VPN or Citrix/Term Server

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Hello, I am unable to get published embeded application in the web client to launch after connectin to the server I see the applications selection, I click on the required application and I receive notification that the connection is in progress and than the error box stating: "Cannot connect to the Citrix MetaFrame server. There is no Citrix MetaFrame server configured on the specified address". I am accessing the server through a firewall with a static public IP that is redirecting the port "80" to the server. The server is set with a static privite IP. I can access the server through the public IP with remote desktop. If you have any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Citrix Meta Frame XP Presentation Server

kenputerguru said:

Hello, I am unable to get published embeded application in the web client to launch after connectin to the server I see the applications selection, I click on the required application and I receive notification that the connection is in progress and than the error box stating: "Cannot connect to the Citrix MetaFrame server. There is no Citrix MetaFrame server configured on the specified address". I am accessing the server through a firewall with a static public IP that is redirecting the port "80" to the server. The server is set with a static private IP. I can access the server through the public IP with remote desktop. If you have any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.Click to expand...

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Hi All,

This may be a daft question, though I'm sure I've seen it done...

I've installed Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 on Server 2003. Is there a way to publish Windows XP as a desktop application to our users?


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First off don't know if this it the right forum. Aplogize if this is not.

Question: My company is currently looking at deployment of a Citrix Server to deploy all commonly used apps(Office,Financal,Legacy Database programs, email etc...) My concern is that if 65 users are hitting this server for its apps won't this cause a major network slow down. The server is a Compaq ML380 with 933Mhz,256k ram,RAID 5 and is connects to a 10Mbps 3com Switch. Most workstations run Windows 95 and 98 with a few NT. My first thought is to change the Router and Switch to 100Mbps. I would like any feed back on this. Thank you very much


A:{Advice Offered} - Citrix Metaframe Server

I don't know how well Citrix will put up with 65 hits on the server, but I can tell you for sure that you should go to a switching 100 hub. I don't like running at 10 with 3 computers.

What are you thinking of the router for?

Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
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I have had this problem for awhile and cannot seem to stop it or figure out where it is coming from. It seems that Citrix Presentation Server Client is continually installed on my PC. I can do a complete uninstall and 24 hours later it is reinstalled. I pretty much have a generic install of XP Pro SP2 with only Office 2003. Any clue where this could be coming from?


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We are a Win2K SP4 shop running Citrix 1.8. We have about 25 Citrix users, though typically no more than 5 are logged in concurrently. I am seeking hardware requirements for the newest version of Citrix, which they call Presentation Server. Considering our specs, I'd like to know what we'd need as far as:

RAM per user
Disk Space
Processor / multi-processor
other associated software (i.e. IIS?)

Any info would be much appeciated.

A:Requirements for Citrix MetaFrame Pres. Server?

There are no hard and fast rules as you will probably know by now.

Again it is a function of money. The more money you spend the more robust it will be.

I am assuming you are talking avout Metaframe 1.8 and not XP as it was called.

Disks SCSI = 3 x 35Gb 15k rpm 1 for O/s one for apps and one for page file.
Processor fast 3.0Ghz or greater
Nic's as fast as you can support.

That should suppport 25 users running office.n However I don't know what other apps you want to run.

Any more info for us ?

Been doing Citrix for 9 years now.

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I am looking for any guidelines or recommendation on running EMET on a RDS environment. So far in our testing we have had to put in a number of fixes and workarounds to get EMET stable. Just curious if there are any other guidelines or a general stance on
EMET support in RDS and Citrix Xenapp. 

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I don't know if this a normal behavior or not but here it goes:

I have a W2K terminal server running Citrix XPs FR3, 60GB HD, 2GB RAM, 3.06Ghz dual processor. Any application being opened by users logged into Citrix uses an abnormal amount of RAM. For example:
- User logs onto a Citrix desktop session and opens up Outlook (or Word, or IE, it doesn't matter).
- Immediately the Outlook process consumes approx. 20-30MB of RAM.
- With each subsequent user that logs on Citrix and opens an application, the same behavior, the process spikes to 20-30MB of RAM.
- IF the user minimizes the window, RAM for that process drops off to about 3-5MB. Opening the window only increases the RAM usage by a few hundred KB.
- I only have approx. 20 users logged on at only one time yet my RAM usage is pegging at 95%!

Is there something in Citrix or windows that I can tweak to help manage the memory better?

Thanks in advance. - Patrick

A:Citrix Terminal Server RAM allocation prblem

What is the size of your pagefile ?

Normally opening an app will spike the RAM but it should settle down.

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I am wondering whether this is an option, our current environment we use a custom build Fedora linux clients to launch an ICA file with an auto login user and a fixed password the users do not know to a XenApp 6.5 desktop. It is time consuming to keep the linux image up to date with all the drivers and plus with us moving to xenapp 7.X the ICA file solution might not be the best anymore.Since we have 600+ HP thinclients we decided to try out HPDM and we have everything set up as we wanted, users boot their thinclients autologin with storefront and launch a desktop automaticly, but if the users logoff or the 3 hour Citrix policy logoff timer logs them off the users end up in the ThinPro Linux and have to click on their desktop again. We want to configure this to have an auto login on logoff . All the computers are open to everyone and users just have to sign in to the programs they want to use and then move on. Does anyone have a good solution for me? 

A:Auto login to Citrix AND relogon on logoff to citrix

In ThinPro when you edit the Citrix Session Settings there is a Setting on page 3 "Auto reconnect" which you can enable.This setting is also in the ThinPro Registry that you can capture, edit and deploy via HPDM (_File & Registry Template).

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I have a client with a web server running Windows 2000 Professional. They also have a server on the network running NT 4. They have been told that there is a device that will route requests to the NT server if the 2000 server is down that costs about $100. I have not heard of such an animal, and if anybody can shed some light on this I'd really appreciate it. The device should somehow, I suppose, automatically detect that the machine at IP address A is not responding, and route the web request to IP address B. Anybody?

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I live on a farm in a country area where all we get is dial up and moteralla wireless internet....which is very expensive. My whole family, unfortunatly for me, lives on the farm. My father will only get the highspeed moterolla
(w, w, w)....neighbourhoodwireless(c, o, m) if i can figure out a way to network to houses over 300 feet away. I am not sure if this internet can do this but it does say we can extend MD range to 2-10miles(look in the statistics page with the prices, near the bottm)?I'm confused at that. But if thats not a 2-10mile network system than would it be possible to physically connect the 2 houses over 600 feet away creating a network we can share using ethernet or some other kind of cables with many adapters? How would this effect the speed and quality? Any kind of response would be deeply appreciated.

PS ignore the extra dots on website...some advertising problem they had. But I think u will understand.

A:farm networking help

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ok, i've been modeling in 3d for a while now and mostly do still frames but i have a few scenes that i want to render and they're quite complicated and long so, naturally, the rendering takes way too long for my liking.

i had heard about render farms but i looked up the prices and their out of my budget range. so i thought about building my own at home. i've looked all over the internet and the only site i've found over and over again on how to setup a render farm is http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1847413,00.asp <-- here.

The only problem im having with this is, how exactly you connect the nodes together to use them to render the frames faster, i already have a queing software, just don't know what i need to connect 'em all. Does any one know any websites that tell you step by step how to setup the hardware for such a farm? or does anyone know how to do this themselves.

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Hi all,

I have a client that I'm doing some graphics stuff for and he has a render farm at his house. We are trying to set up a way that I can log into his render farm via Virtual Private Network or something similar and set up Maya renders and have the frames sent back to my computer at my office.

Does anyone have any experience setting up a VPN who could help me out with some info or point me toward some good resources.


A:VPN to render farm

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Check out Live Farm Aid!!!


A:Live Farm Aid!!!

Widespread panic was the best, as usual.

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i have avg and it can't remove 80/80 of my virii on my computer. i'm not having that bad of side affects but i want them gone. i have all sorts of virii on my computer and i will provide any information u need. avg can't remove it but it sees it. it keeps saying "access is denied" so i am scanning with maleware bytes so i can copy and paste the text file in my next reply about what they are and where they are. i need help!!!!

A:Virus Farm on my computer!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Here is a very interesting article titled "How a Gold Farm Works" and it's
gonna be very long.
Here is a most informative post in the thread:

-----BEGIN QUOTE-----
I guess I should mention, as I failed to in my last post, that I have been in
the process of dismantling my "business" since Christmas. You may wonder why I
do not just fold it up completely and immediately, but that lies in needing to
make sure that those I am responsible for, are taken care of. I expect to be
completely done within the month.

This is going to be long, but I'd like to explain what my business essentially
was, and my views on things in general and why what is currently going on is
quite serious for EQ. Not just for the plat sellers like I was, or just those
who rely on bazaar gears and trading to equip their character, but also those
at the raiding level. While it certainly impacts raiders the least, it does

I started selling about 7 years ago. I started on my home server, amongst a
few other sellers. At the time EQ was EQ, no expansions, fairly new, and you
could sell 1,000 platinum for $500. I got into selling because of a GM at the
time who I spoke to on occasion who was selling platinum and other items from
places like mistmoore, guk, and solusek b. This was at a time a GM was an
unpaid volunteer player, and the kinks hadn't been worked out as far as the
EULA which forbid the buying and selling of intellectual property.
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A:How a Gold Farm Works

Uhhhhh... OK....
Interesting choice for a first post.

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Man i dont even know where to begin. This comp had every spyware and trojan under the sun! Crazy popups and false warnings to delete various files kept showing up every five seconds.

I did the following. I booted into safe mode, ran Ewido malware scanner and had it remove all threats (after installing it in normal mode and updating definitions). Log file below.

Ran cleanup! from within safe mode and deleted temp files, cookies and recycle bin files.

Booted back into normal mode and ran panda online scan. It disinfected some but not the others. I had no option of deleting the files it didnt clean. Log file below.

Ran Hijack this and saved log file. Below.

Also ran Smitfraudfix search option. Logfile below.

Ewido logfile -

ewido anti-malware - Scan report

+ Created on: 4:15:08 AM, 4/27/2006
+ Report-Checksum: EA0C2824

+ Scan result:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{736B5468-BDAD-41BE-92D0-22AE2DDF7BCB} -> Adware.Generic : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\\{736b5468-bdad-41be-92d0-22ae2ddf7bcb} -> Adware.Generic : Cleaned with backup
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\SpyFalcon -> Adware.SpyFalcon : Cleaned with backup
[224] C:\WINDOWS\system32\winino32.dll -> Trojan.Agent.qt : Cleaned with backup
[688] C:\WINDOWS\System32\twain32.dll -> Not-A-Virus.Hoax.Win32.Renos.cu : Cleaned with backu... Read more

A:My comp the spyware farm

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I have a laptop that will soon be put in retirement, as I'm getting a faster one that I can take to school with me but I was hoping to use this old laptop to help me render some of my projects out for class. However I have no idea how to start, I don't know if I can just connect my two laptops together or if I have to do anything special. So, how would I do this?

A:How to Make a Render Farm?

Start what? What are you trying to do?

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We are running ATA for a month in now in our production domain. Now it starts reporting various "Suspicion of identity theft based on abnormal behavior" activities on the ATA Attack Timeline and most of these activities involve servers in our RDS
farm (the specified user didn't log on to that RDS server before). This means these actions are false positives in our case.
For the time being I configured the "short term lease" subnet option for these servers, is this the way to go or is  there a better way to handle this?

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I built my own pc, and have been running the current setup for a few months now. I dont overclock or anything.

Last night I ran NAV full system scan since i hadnt done it in a while, then went to take a shower. When i came back, the PC was locked-up, but i could see on the locked-up screen NAV found 3 viruses but only completed 17% of the scan. I was forced to pull the ac plug to turn it off since cold booting it wouldn't function or even the power button. After i plugged it back in and turned it on, the PC wouldnt post at all. I could see the mb light on, and all the fans in the pc were running (cpu fan, ps fan, case fans, video card fan, etc), but the monitor wasnt even getting a signal and it wouldnt post.

Here's what i tried so far:
> I have two ram sticks. I swapped them out and tried booting with just one stick, trying both by themselves
>I substituted in a different video card. Still didnt post.
>I tried adding a little thermal paste to my cpu since it didnt look like it had enough. still no post.

My guess is that either my CPU or my motherboard went bad. Correct me if I'm wrong, but even if my pc had a detrimental virus, it would still at least "post" since the pc doesnt even notice the HDD until after it finds it in the initial posting information which comes after the cpu and ram count. I'm thinking that was just a concidence.

I'm using an albatron PX845PEV Pro mb, 3.06G P4 HTT processor, radeon 9700 pro, 1Gig Cr... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Help - PC Bought Farm last night

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I use the BlueIris software for IP surveillance cameras in a large industrial facility. I'm just installing the new cameras, and I have loaded up 2 cameras working, but that have completely maxed out my 3.25+ CPU. This is on a Windows 10 custom computer. I have 5 old Dell Poweredge 1950 servers, and they're all either the ii or iii models. They each have between 8 and 16 gigs of ram, and have Ubuntu installed. I would like to know how to use the windows computer to be the server in a render farm, and the Ubuntu servers to be slave nodes. From what I've read, the software's I've seen are for rendering one frame at a time, but I'm need to have it constantly rendering live video and saving it onto a hard drive. I would like to know the best software's to use, and links to tutorial videos would be appreciated. Keep in mind, Windows main with Ubuntu nodes.

A:Surveillance Video Rendering Farm Help

Posting this in networking because the computers would be connected through the network. I guess I could have also posted it under software or something else more suitable.

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I think this is different than the "should i air or watercool" thread, so I'll try to be as concise as possible, as I've found little to no info on this while googling.

For school, I'm about to submit a project proposal to the faculty for a render farm: The system itself will be 8-15 lower-end PC's linked together to a main computer to perform rendering operations for the art students. Render farms can get hot... the ambient heat caused by close to a dozen PC's can sometimes raise the operating temperatures to dangerous levels, especially on a system like this that will probably be utilized often by the hundreds of modelers at this school.

So, instead of individually-cooled systems which would possibly become a hassle in and of itself, I came up with the idea of placing all the systems into a fridge to keep the temps down. The thing I'm worried about most is the moisture in the air in normal residential refrigerators that could cause some very bad and very obvious problems. Unfortunately, most commercial applications either lack the storage space, are way too big, and they all cost more than a used car.

If anyone might have any ideas or suggestions for this project idea of mine, I'd be extremely grateful. Thank you.

A:Render farm dry cooling project

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

Look into the server farms that are still out there/here.
Some have built a walkin cooler of sorts, basically using one or two units torn out of refrigerators.

Even a window mount ac would work for this in a wood framed and plexi glass or spare closet.
You'd still want to load each machine with a good fan systems, or strip them all the way down to bare.
No sheet metal sides, kinda like mini rack mount expossing
all componants but have a central network drive.
Exhausting the heat from the building may prove difficult.

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I have tried everything I can can think of to illiminate this freeze-up problem when using sym farm (which isn't much being an ill informed computer user wanna be).

I checked the game's notes and consequently tried to temporarily disable my virus protection to see if that would work.

Do I have to uninstall my virus protection in order to run this thing? If not, how does one properly disable a virus program. It seems to thread in and out of everything on my hard drive.

I also am running Norton Utilities. Do I have to disable this program as well?

We also have Sym Ant which works well on this configeration.

I have a "genuine Intel" 166 MHz chip, with 32 MB RAM. I am currently also using Windows 95.

I'd appreciate any feedback as I'm really at a loss as to why we can't use this game.

Thanks for your suggestions.

A:Sym Farm freezes up when I try to sell things

Do you use Norton anti-virus? Press ctrl + alt + del and when the screen pops up you'll have a list of programs running. Norton will be called something like Navapw32 on the list. Click once on it then click end task to disable it. You can do that for all other programs except Explorer and Systray. That'll free up memory. See if that helps.

It's possible that you may not have enough RAM memory to run that game. How much RAM does that game require? It will say on the box if you have the box.

Using Windows 98...A How To Guide

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I hardly believe it, I'm actually there at long last. Sorry but I have been all over and back again. I desperately need help but for weeks, no, months on end I have been buggered about to the point where I feel like slinging my laptop out the window.
I wanted to write a blog on Wordpress, but after a long wait I'm told thjat my browser is out of date and to use wordpress I must upgrade to the latest version. The link was there to download IE9 (my present browser is IE8). So I click on the link to download IE9 and wait for it to download then about 15 minutes later I get a message that says, "Service Pack is not supported". What the hell does that mean. After a week of going from piller to post, I find that I gotta have a thing called "service pack 2", Eventually I find this alien entity and I download it, with humungus problems like totally losing my internet connection and then it all crashes so I can't even play solitair. Eventually I manage to get the use of my PC back but I find that no service pack is on my PC, it should be listed on the systems page under, 'Windows Edition' at the top.
So when I try and download SP2, I'm told that before I can get SP2, I must first of all get SP1. That's after about 4 or 5 hours each time.
I coonstantly rreceive messages that may as well be in chinese for what I understand. Things like, You do not have this or you do not have that, or something doesn't support something else an... Read more

A:Solved: This will send me to the funny farm

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After the new sophos antivrus was installed an error windows keeps on popping and says my pc is infected with troj/haxdor-farm... luckily it has been quarantined however it is annoying that the popup windows keeps on popping...

this is the hijack log
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:51:11 PM, on 4/28/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

Running processes:

R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyServer =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderNa... Read more

A:Solved: SOPHOS caused my pc to have TROJ/HAXDOR-FARM

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So i am going to be getting 9 (yes 9) 1.88ghz single core 2gb ram, 80gb hdd servers in rack mount style. Im getting these for free or dirt cheap.
So i have a few ideas of what i want to use them for, But not really how, But here are my ideas so far:

1. Web Server, but have the load balanced across the machines.

2. Server raid array, so like using multiple servers with multiple HDDs each and having them doing backups and backing each other up

3. I am going to be getting into some security research stuff and there are some scripts i want to write to calculate stuff for me, Like rainbow tables and whatnot. So i thought well with all these machines i could speed stuff up, plus get it off my main computer.

Thats all the ideas i have come up with so far, Their all things i have been wanting to do, but never got around to doing. Only problem is that i have no bloody idea how to do any of it.

I do consider myself a very techy person (more end user stuff though less corporate networking etc...) so i am willing to take up a challenge and learn something new! I am 100% open to any ideas for what to use these machines for.

A:Multiple computer render, node, etc farm ideas?

It really depend on what you want to do. If you want the servers to process a lot of information faster I would consider settings up load balancing on them. How to do it will depend on what OS you decide to use. I would probably looking into Linux cluster. A lot of information is available on Google with a quick search.

A web server will only need load balancing if you have a lot of traffic coming in.

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I have gotten a used emachine with vista. I have internet connection (wireless dsl) and I can not get adobe flash player installed. I have had the security checked and all is well. Anyone have an idea WHY "flash" can not be installed on this machine.

A:Can't install flash player for facebook, farm town, etc.

Do you have 64 bit Vista? (press the Win key and the Pause/Break keys at the same time)
If so, try typing "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" (with the quotes)

Once it opens, then try installing Flash. If it works, then you'll have to make a shortcut to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" on your Desktop.

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I have to PC's of similar spec, and I can't decide which one is better to run game servers on like COD, COD4, UT2004 ect and a teamspeak server. Both run windows XP Pro
(This is only for a LAN btw)
First one is an old HP ProLiant Server ML 310 G1
It has a 2.80Ghz CPU
2gb RAM PC2100R
2 WD800 setup in RAID 0 (supposedly 7200 rpm but they are old now)
Intergrated 1gb/s network card.
Only has USB 1.0 ports
IDE Raid Controller
Also put page file on another intenral system disk

Or a Dell Optiplex GX270
2.6Ghz Pentium 4 With Hyper Threading.
1.5 Gb RAM DDR PC2700
PCI 1gb/s Network Card
WD5000 Harddrive (seems to get very hot short time, case has s*** airflow but nothing i can do about that)
Has USB 2.0
Overall the Optiplex seems the faster PC, but the harddrive although new (about 8 months old) is rather loud / cranky

The Proliant is about 6-7 years old atleast, but has more RAM and slightly faster CPU but with hyper threading on the optiplex, would the slightly faster cpu make any difference or not?. However even with the RAID setup, it still seems to have the harddrive as the limiting factor and is noticable secong lag every now and then.
EDIT: Also just bought a high speed usb memory stick, so was thinking i could use a program like eboostr to act as vista ready boost?

Also was thinking of switching the fast ram to the ProLiant server, would this help at all? currently it has ECC Ram, can you mix the too or not?
Just wondering what your guys opiions ... Read more

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I'm taking a college course in networking basics. I have an assignment that requires me to spec out a server for a small business network that supports less than 30 users. I have found sites where I can pick and choose servers and server hardware upgrades, but I don't know what is overkill or underkill.

Can anyone refer me to a site that offers guidelines to help me with my research?

Many thanks,

A:Server hardware specifications

Don't really know the exact info you need but try these links

Computer Bits

PC Mechanic

Practically Networked

World of Windows Networking
hope they offer some advice

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hai guys,
i want to know one thing, is there any hardware proxy server available. ie., some thing like display card, ethernet card like that.
iam asking this because, i am using wingate proxy server, there is often problem with it.
so i want to know, whether there is any hardware proxy material so that i can buy it and use it
reply me as early as possible

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There are internet appliances that are very expensive that allow you to share a connection. Just get a Cable/DSL router and a switch chained to it if you need more ports.

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I'm in need of some suggestions on what type of PC (hardware requirements) would be good to run versions of Windows Server. The PC would not be used for business purposes, purely for learning. All I need is for the PC to run Windows Server and run it without being too slow ie, I want an old PC to run Windows Server not a new one but I dont know what would be sufficient.

So if anyone can provide some suggestions, such as a PIII 700mhz, 256MB RAM etc it would be great.

Thank you.


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I'm planning to build a new data server for my small business. Very small businesss. I don't need enterprise capabilities since we only have 5 client PCs in the network. I have a good idea of what I want in the system... except for the video card. The server won't be used as a workstation at all, so I don't need all of the features that are loaded on video cards that are found in every tech shop. I just want something simple. Can anyone recommend a brand and model?

Also, the following is a list of what I plan to put into the server. If anyone sees any mistakes that I might be making, please steer me in the right direction.

Abit KX7-333 mother board
Athlon XP 1900 CPU
Antec SX635 Mid Tower
350W Power Supply
512MB PC2700 DDR RAM
Standard Floppy
CD Writer (brand not yet determined)
3COM 56K Modem
Net Gear NIC
2 UDMA 133 7200 RPM 60 GB HDD
(maybe raid, but I'm not knowledgeable on the set up)
15-inch Monitor
Standard keyboard & mouse
NT 4.0 OS with SP6

I don't need sound of any kind.

Thanks for your time.

A:Need server hardware advice...

Howdy there Logie2...

Try going here www.pricewatch.com and look for the cheapest PCI card you can find ( just make sure that it has drivers for NT ), also I would upgrade NT to SP 6a...

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Hi i want to make a server the min requirements is SQL server Standard or Enterprise

RAM 1GB - 2GB, But in most cases 4GB + 30MB for Reporting Services + Analysis Services, 50-60MB for SQL Management Studio & itís recommended each user connection takes 24KB

CPU 64Bit Proc Intel Xeon 3.4GHz

HDD Internal for the Min of 500GB

We will need Fibre connection to external storage array, Fibre cards in servers for connection to storage array, UPS & a Rack & the server should be cheap & upgradeable in future.

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im trying to install pippa funnell and it loads half way and then comes up with a messages saying cannot complete due to missing main app? how do i sort it? please help iv tried it on two different computers with the same problem coming up? x

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You have 2 threads started with problems with very, very old games.

Did you just get a new computer, and you're trying to run these on Windows 7? They're probably incompatible. You could try running them in Windows XP compatibility mode, but I'm not sure that will work.

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I'm kind of at a loss. This server as been running ok now for 6 months but after moving it I am having all sorts of problems.

Looking for pointers on how to troubleshoot and/or narrow down the source of the error.

A:Win Server 2008 R2 BSOD's -- bad hardware?

Hi. I just read the posting instructions so here is some more information:

? OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Same
? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Retail
? Age of system (hardware) - 15 months
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 15 months

? CPU AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition
? Video Card ATI Radeon HD 4250 (on board)
? MotherBoard Gigabyte GA-880GMA-USB3
? Power Supply - Strider 1000W

? System Manufacturer - Home Built
? Exact model number

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Hi all,

We have system for our work that uses a web/application server and a database server. Around 150 people use this application and the data stored are usually text, ms office documents, pdf files and images. Suppose that about 50 people are using the system at any given time, what do you think will need better hardware specs, the database server or the web/application server?

Could you give any recommendations for the hardware specs? Like cpu, ram? A friend of mine suggested that it would be good to use the nVidia Tesla GPU for parallel processing. Is this a good idea or is this going a bit overboard?


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I am waist deep in home automation...trek homes you know. So I've of course ripped all my CD's for multi-zone multi-amp multi-soundcard music.

Now the final entertainment piece would be to rip all my DVDs for two reasons: 1 to protect my original DVDs from getting scratched (kids) and 2 so with the touch of a finger on my wi-fi touchpad I can load a movie sit back and relax.

I do not want to go the mult-Dvd disc changer. As with the multi-CD changers I see this as a dinasoaur.

With that Said:

Hardware: What would be the best quality video card for movie playing, HDTV etc. Estimated minimum Drive Requirements? 250GIG?

Server Config: Dell Dual drive raid server. 1 gig of ram. AMD chip? Harddrive sizes? Will of course take server recomendations from this wealth of knowledge.

Recomendations on Projectors?

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As far as the "server" specs go, since you are apparently going to buy a Pre-Manufactured unit, eg, Dell, and obviously you don't want to limit your pleasure by anything as trivial as MONEY....Just buy the biggest most badass unit they offer.

And if it is specified as Multi-media, it "should" lean in the direction you want. As for the HD capacity...since you are talking about ARCHIVING all of you CD's and DVD's to Hard Disk, 250GB should be sufficient...for your FIRST hard drive !!! Go on from there.

As for projectors...as a friend of mine always says, "You never have to make excuses for buying the best." Pick up a magazine and check out the reviews.

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Does there exist some kind of hardware solution to proxy sever for home use? Where I live many of the online proxy server services are blocked and I'm a computer lay person. I need a solution which is very simple and effective (I think a hardware solution is both simple and effective). Could you please help me with it? Thanks.

A:hardware solution to proxy server

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Hello there folks,

i recently bought myself a little server. Now i want to test it for high availability and endurance. What tool can be recommended? I normally use the linux tool stress, but this only gives me evidence for short time usage.
I would also like a tool which is os independent and that tests all installed components.

Does anybody know what Dell or HP uses for stability and high availability tests?

All information is very appreciated! Even if the solution is non-free!

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