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Help get my head in the cloud

My company has about 40 employees and five Windows based in-house servers. About half our staff work remotely (using a terminal server) and we have redundant Internet connections. Over the years we have built up a decent data center involving battery backup and tape archival. As I look to the 2014 budget, which would involve upgrading two servers, I have been asked if we should go to the cloud. I'm honestly finding it hard to evaluate this and hope some others may be able to help me improve my pro/con listing. Extra credit for suggestions to evaluate the costs. [more inside]
posted by dgran on Oct 8, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I stream live television to 50-100 computers?

What is an inexpensive hardware and software configuration that would allow someone to stream a handful of channels of live TV to 50-100 computers, accessing these on demand? [more inside]
posted by Bathtub Bobsled on Apr 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Adding laptops to a Windows 2008 domain

What is the best practice for setting up Windows laptops inside and outside of a domain? [more inside]
posted by chairish on Oct 13, 2012 - 0 answers

What sort of server & network setup would work for a small design business?

What networking or server (NAS?) equipment do I need to set up a small design business that will use a lot of fairly large CAD, Rhino, PSD, AI, and other design-type files? [more inside]
posted by This_Will_Be_Good on Jul 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me learn about my IT needs

I am looking for some resources for a non-IT person who needs to solve the IT needs of a small but growing consultancy business. Heavy snowfall inside. [more inside]
posted by OctopusRex on May 24, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me set up a media server for my home.

Help me set up a media server for my computer network on one of two old Windows boxes. [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Feb 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me Delete, like I've never deleted before...

Need help from Sys Admins. You've never steered me wrong here... :) Need to know how to automatically have old data be deleted from Windows Server 2008, as well as have certain file types be automatically killed....Please see explanation... [more inside]
posted by stevyb on Aug 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Windows 7 home server hardware recs

Looking to build a Intel Sandy Bridge Windows 7 machine that will primarily function as a centralized repository for mp3s, movies, and photos. Anyone have any hardware recommendations? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Comprehensive Home Network Setup

I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Big filez, not nail filez.

Something-like-a-fileserver-filter: I have two computers, one with a scanner. Want to scan files with that computer but have them (immediately?) available to the other computer. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Mar 18, 2010 - 13 answers

To Build or Not to Build

I'm looking for a decent 4-bay (minimum) network server on the cheap. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Nov 5, 2009 - 11 answers

What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public?

What is the lowest priced IP camera with optical zoom for use as webcam to display a mountain to the public? [more inside]
posted by fenwaydirtdog on Sep 16, 2009 - 4 answers

How to make my LaCie 5big NAS better?

LaCie 5Big NAS hacks/modifications/tricks? [more inside]
posted by SeƱor Pantalones on Sep 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Yes, I've asked the company. Officially, it's impossible.

A question for IT and telecoms boffins: Help me understand voicemail. Specifically, what would need to go wrong with a mobile phone company's voicemail server for it to randomly connect customers to the mailboxes of complete strangers? Is it more likely to be an isolated technical glitch, a systemic network security problem, intentional foul play, or something else?
posted by embrangled on Jul 21, 2009 - 9 answers

A crash course in server administration

At work I'm jumping head first into trying to setup and manage a OS X Server to be used for network load balancing, routing, and possibly netbooting a group of machines. Any tips or help appreciated. [more inside]
posted by meowN on May 31, 2009 - 5 answers

I would like to ditch the servers at my small business. Is VPS a viable alternative?

I would like to ditch the servers at my small business. Is VPS a viable alternative? [more inside]
posted by mr_felix_t_cat on Mar 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Keeping in sync with a file server when not connected?

How do I synchronize local copies from a file server for when I'm not able to connect to its network or the internet? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Dec 11, 2008 - 3 answers

What is the best way to sync folders on a Mac to folders on a PC media server?

What is the best way to sync folders on a Mac to folders on a PC media server across a network? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Nov 26, 2008 - 11 answers

Users cannot connect on Windows Server 2003

I've been asked to look at a network that runs three machines (XP) which apparently stopped working: Users cannot connect to the server (Windows Server 2003) due to some connection error. [more inside]
posted by panboi on Nov 12, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I enable simple file sharing on Server 2008 and stop my network from crashing?

How do I transparently share files from a Windows Server 2008 box to several XP computers? I want it to stop asking for a username and password when people try to access files. Also, can anyone point me in the right direction to solving this weird network issue I've been having? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on Aug 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me learn to be the sysadmin I need to be!

What do I need to know and how should I learn it? I am the "IT" guy at my company, a small supplier of building materials, with an office staff of about 10, and a warehouse crew of about the same. Problem is I'm underqualified. [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Jun 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Windows Vista is laughing at me...

Server/network/IT-Filter? Windows Vista keeps, or more specifically explorer.exe drops my network transfers, how can I fix this or what is the best Explorer replacement? Also, how can I make Windows Server 2008 more useful on the small scale (more inside of course) ... [more inside]
posted by cgomez on Apr 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Large Site Network Infrastructure (Hardware) Examples?

Network admin / geek question: I'm in the process of building a small cluster of servers for my quickly growing wallpaper website, but I've never charted those waters before. I found a nice article on TorrentFreak about Mininova's server setup, and found it quite intriguing. My question is, are there any other big-ish sites like Mininova that are open about their hardware infrastructure? Googling around yielded few results. I'd be interested to see the setup for a site like Digg, MeFi, or Flickr. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by hmaugans on Feb 16, 2008 - 5 answers

Block every shred of traffic from a referrer

How do I block absolutely all traffic from a specified referrer? [more inside]
posted by JWright on Feb 4, 2008 - 18 answers

DHCP and VLAN configuration help needed.

DHCP and switch VLAN configuration help needed. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 30, 2007 - 9 answers

Go forth and dub creatively, O my nerd army!

Name my new (home) server! Witty is better, obviously. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Nov 27, 2007 - 33 answers

Possible uses for idle XP box

What are some things I could do with an old XP box? [more inside]
posted by Hat Maui on Oct 29, 2007 - 14 answers

Private Dancer

How do I make services publicly available behind a private network? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Aug 23, 2007 - 12 answers

What's the best way to route DNS to a server?

Please help me set up reverse DNS properly for an XServe connected to a network I manage. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jul 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me sell XServe to my boss and our client.

Help me recommend XServe to my boss and our client. Please share your personal experience with the XServe hardware and software, particularly the GUI tools for service management. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jun 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Networking computer help for a amateur turned vaguelly professional tinkerer

Help me to fix/setup/keep running a network of 4 computers the easy way. [more inside]
posted by djstig on Jun 3, 2007 - 4 answers

Simple Backup Strategy for a small business?

Suggestions for backup solutions for a small daily paper? Long story after the break. [more inside]
posted by The Behatted Wild Man of Greenfield on Mar 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Why isn't ONE of my emails working?

I have a home network that is working fine except for emails from one server. The problem is not the server. What else could it be? more inside... [more inside]
posted by pikaboy202 on Dec 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Domain restructuring on TOP of organizational restructuring...ARGH.

Windows SysAdmin question: I need to add a global security group to the local admin group on machines in multiple OUs. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Richat on Dec 8, 2006 - 6 answers

How can I easily get info on our networked computers?

What is the best enterprise quality software & hardware inventory solution? [more inside]
posted by criticman on Oct 2, 2006 - 6 answers

networking/windows server 2003 n00blet needs reading material

I'm the new networking/windows servers 2003 administrator at school. Only problem is i know jack about networking! Looking for something I can pick up at the bookstore to give me a good introduction into the subject. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Jun 23, 2006 - 9 answers

How do I mirror two Macs as a backup scheme?

I have two identical PowerMac G5s and a single copy of Mac OS X Server. One is a file server for small network. The other exists in case something happens to the first one. Through what mechanism can I keep the contents of these two systems in sync, whether constantly, every few hours, or nightly? [more inside]
posted by waldo on Jan 6, 2006 - 10 answers

How do I create local media stream server?

My home LAN media streaming is too slow, [more inside]
posted by curiousleo on May 18, 2005 - 8 answers

Preparing for Media Server

What is the best (easiest) way to convert an IFO DVD file to MPEG4 which I am prepping to get something like this for my home network.
posted by benjh on Mar 27, 2005 - 4 answers

Networks? Servers? Huh?

I need help to find out why my mother's website is down because I know nothing about networks, servers, or apparently anything else. [more inside]
posted by Ugh on Mar 8, 2005 - 8 answers

Need a Linux media server

I wish to rip DVDs to a Linux server and then watch them at my leisure on my TV via either a wired or wireless network. There appear to be countless devices that will stream videos (like this) but I haven't been able to tell which will play DVDs off a network (with menus and all) and which just stream plain-old-MPEGs. Has anyone got experience with a digital media gadget that will do this?
posted by jewzilla on Dec 27, 2004 - 5 answers

Browser redirects from each host on a corporate network?

I'm on a foreign network (traveling for work) and more than half the websites I try to load (any browser) end up at a dodgy looking place called 'Med Network' (viagra, etc). [little MI] [more inside]
posted by erebora on Nov 20, 2004 - 11 answers

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