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    Windows Server 2016 or 2019?

    Hello everyone, Have anybody dug into Windows Server 2019 yet? Is it ready to take the place of 2016 in a production environment? Has it fixed anything in 2016? Just looking for thoughts. Thanks, James
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    Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) Slow to Initialize

    Hello all, I have a Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials lost network connection in the middle of the night, but got it back after a reboot. However, Intel RST icon in the task tray shows "Initializing" and it's doing it very slowly - only 8% after 1hr. Can...
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    Question on Installing Win Server 2016 on RAID 1 Volume

    Can anybody please help with this? I had a clean install of Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard installed on a RAID1 volume (2x 480GB SSDs); the install went without a hitch, including no need to load drivers or anything else. I decided I wanted to upgrade to Windows Server 2016 Standard, so from...
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    4TB Windows Server Boot Drive MBR vs GPT

    Hi all, Can someone help me on this? I currently have a lenovo ThinkServer TS140 running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a 2x1TB HDDs RAID1 volume. The RAID1 volume is MBR and is partitioned into two partitions (1 for OS, 1 for data), but I want to replace the entire volume with larger...
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    Searching File Content in Windows Server Folders

    Does anybody know why I am unable to search the contents of files (like Excel files) from a workstation computer on a Windows Server folder? Server: Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Windows Search Service (feature) is installed and running. Folders are shared and have appropriate permissions...
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    "Error 0xC0000001, Your PC needs to be repaired." after Server 2012 R2 Essentials Client Restore

    Has anybody else experienced this? I have a client with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and a Dell Inspiron 660 Desktop running Windows 8.1 Home Premium 64-bit (not on the domain, of course). The server has been successfully making backups of the client computer and is running Client Restore...
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    Seagate Expansion 4TB $100 has Seagate Expansion 4TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STEB4000100 Black for $100 with promotion code: ESCEMFM34.
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    Seagate Expansion 8TB $200 has Seagate Expansion 8TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STEB8000100 Black for $200 with Promo Code: BEMCEMFL24.
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    Java Error 1603

    Admittedly, this may be not the best place to ask this question, but if anybody can help, I would really appreciate it. I've got several computers, both Windows 7 and 8.1 that cannot take a Java update; all have different versions of Java, but none of them can update, yielding "Error 1603."...
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    Seagate 4TB Backup for $114.99 on

    Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Portable Hard Drive USB 3.0 Model STDR4000100 Black and 200GB OneDrive storage space on for $114.99 and free shipping using Promo Code BEMCEMFE23.
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    WTB: 32GB ECC DDR4 2133MHz RDIMM Memory

    Need 32GB ECC DDR4 2133MHz RDIMMs for Supermicro X10SDV-7TP4F. Hynix MEM-DR432L-HL01-ER21 preferred.
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    WTB: Fractal Design Define R5 case

    Fractal Design Define R5 case for my new home/office server, preferably the default black, no window.
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    WTB: Supermicro X10SDV-7TP4F motherboard

    Upgrading my home/office server to a Supermicro X10SDV-7TP4F motherboard.
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    Upgrading Windows Home Server

    Would someone share their thoughts/opinions on upgrading my Windows Home Server v1 to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials? Priorities: 1- I still love the client computer backups in Windows Homes Server, which is one of the reasons I'm sticking with Windows for a Home Server. 2- Centralized...
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    Replacing HDDs in Windows Home Server v1

    Can someone help me remember best practice for this? I've got a WHSv1 with five HDDs: 1-640GB HDD (primary, OS), 3-320GB HDDs, and 1-160GB HDD. The server has been used primarily for PC backups, so I'm not worried about Shared folders or third-party plugins. What is important is my backups...