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Questions tagged [serverfault]

For questions pertaining to Server Fault, a site for system and network administrators, and how it relates to other sites.

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Server Fault is down; no update on stackstatus [closed]

When browsing Server Fault pages, I receive the it's not you, it's me error: This is our fault. Detailed information about this error has automatically been recorded and we have been notified. ...
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Is it possible to join the Server Fault community using my Stack Exchange login?

Aside from Server Fault, when I visit ( seemingly ) any of the other Stack Exchange sites where I am not already active, I am presented with the option to Join followed by an option to sign in using ...
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Improving “How to ask” page readability

This proposal comes in two parts. First of all, I think that "How to ask" page lacks readability at the moment and therefore is ignored by most new users. A simple CSS change will make things much ...
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Please don’t make Careers developers‑only in practice!

Careers will soon be merged into Stack Overflow. Only two sites are concerned by this change, because there’s currently only two kind of jobs on Careers: developers and system administrators. ...
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Network Engineering vs. Server Fault

This kind of relates to Server Fault close reason text but in a direct and global way: What's the difference between these sister websites (1) (2}? In my opinion, they might not be unique enough for ...
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What Stack Exchange site is most suitable for a question regarding Microsoft Deployment Toolkit?

I am having issues with importing WIFI drivers into Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (for deploying Windows 7). Where would be a suitable place to ask my question? I guessed that Server Fault would be ...
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Reach out to Generation D Systems about outsourcing their support to Server Fault

Recently on Server Fault we have a user who is answering questions about SecAst (SecureAsterisk). The thing is, the FAQ on their site (section 30) says: I downloaded the free edition, how can I ...
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Is there a way to link a question to more than one stack exchange site? [duplicate]

I posted the following question, and answer (for documentation purposes), to Stack Overflow since that is where I originally looked for the answer (and didn't find one): Installing Web Deploy on IIS ...
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Server Administration versus Programming Tools

In the question here, we have a question about configuring a tool that is a server tool (ie, a program that runs on a server and multiple users connect to), but is more closely associated with a ...
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Question related to connecting to SQL Server via a subdomain?

I asked this question https://superuser.com/questions/677694/how-to-create-subdomain-link-to-sql-server-2008 on SuperUser but haven't really gotten any bites. I'm curious whether that is the correct ...
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Why does Server Fault's new help system de-emphasize the professional audience?

The new help system doesn't work at all on ServerFault.com. Only IT people know the expression 'stack overflow', thus 99% of new Stack Overflow users know it's a coding site. Unfortunately the same ...
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How to Move a Question to Serverfault.com aka Close and Move Broken? [duplicate]

I've noticed many questions that belong on other sites are just closed as Off-Topic with no comment or explanation as to where in the StackExchange universe they belong. This lead me to assume there ...
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How to flag for migration to serverfault?

When I flag a post I can't seem to flag it to migrate to serverfault.com. Strange I can flag it to belongs on meta.stackoverflow.com belongs on superuser.com belongs on tex....
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Why serverfault.com has gone from the off-topic list? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Regarding the high number of rejected migrations from Stack Overflow to Server Fault Cannot Close as “Belongs on Serverfault” This morning I was trying to flag a question as ...
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Is more text needed to educate users on migration to ServerFault?

Somewhat related to Update Migration Path List for Non-Moderators which was status-completed. In retrospect, it is both a blessing and a curse. Even though it helped dba.se significantly - we see ...
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How to ask a question across multiple Stack Exchange sites? [duplicate]

How do you ask a question on Ask Ubuntu, Server Fault, the Unix and Linux SE, and Super User all at once? My particular question is about Ubuntu so I put it there, but it could easily fit at any of ...
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High availability tag seems to be irrevelevant on SO, move it on Server Fault?

I recently posted 3 questions about high availability on Stack Overflow : MySQL connection validity test in datasource : SELECT 1 or something better? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/10945261/...
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Soooo… LinkedIn is the new G+?

Clicking the LinkedIn logo loads the Google+ sharing.
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How does the code highlighting feature work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changes to syntax highlighting Over at ServerFault we are having a community discussion about wether or not we should enable code highlighting. However we can't seem to find ...
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Election history says no elections currently underway when there are

I was just looking at Server Fault to see how the election process worked on a bigger site. I decided to look at last years history and was surprised to see There are no active community moderator ...
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Where can I ask questions on cloud computing? [duplicate]

I need to ask some questions on cloud computing. I think Server Fault may be perfect place for such questions, but are there any specific Stack Exchange sites where can I ask questions on cloud ...
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Where should I ask beginner-level server questions?

I have a lot of server related questions but I don't know where to ask them. The most obvious place, Server Fault seems to be for people who are already experts in the field (evident from the ...
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Does the amazon-ec2 tag belong in stack overflow? [closed]

The amazon-ec2 tag has existed for quite a while in stack overflow which I feel only invites questions that belong in server fault. Should it really exist in Stack Overflow and if so what are some ...
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Please don't send me email that I didn't ask for

I just got this email from my friends at Stack Exchange: Hi! We haven't seen you around Server Fault for a while. We'd love to reconnect with you; attached below is a sample newsletter of ...
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Has community user gone postal?

I can't see any good reason why Community has bumped so many questions. There's been no anonymous edits, retags, etc. And I notice here on MSO a whole bunch of community questions has been recently ...
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Question incorrectly moved to Serverfault

I have a question that I don't believe should have been moved to Serverfault. Update0 Here's what the faq states are appropriate topics for questions on Serverfault: Servers Networks Desktop PCs ...
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Screen rendering problem

I'm getting the following on logging onto ServerFault or StackOverflow with IE8: Any ideas? meta.stackoverflow.com is fine.
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Network Profile is not updated when I sign in to a new site on SE

Expected behavior: When you have an account change, let's say you sign in to a new SE site, the Network Profile should immediately add such a forum to your list of the forums to show that you belong ...
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Where should I ask command-line related questions?

Where should I ask questions related to how to do things in the Windows command line (or in Bash)? Stack Overflow, or Server Fault? I mean, like these questions: How to compare to text files using ...
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Can we get an enhanced style for Super User and Server Fault?

Ever since the new Area51 sites have been leaving beta and getting new styles, Super User and Server Fault have been patiently sitting with their current theme... which is fine, but they do look a ...
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Can the same question be asked on more than one site? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I ask the same question in more than one stackExchange site ? As mainly a web developer I look at and answer questions that I see on Stack Overflow. As part of my day to ...
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Tag synonym voting reputation requirements

At some point between when the tag synonym system was added to ServerFault and now, the reputation requirements to propose and vote on tags shifted. Even before the change we had trouble getting ...
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How to determine if I should post on Stack Overflow or Server Fault about SQL

How can I determine in a clear way whether my SQL question should be on Stack Overflow or Server Fault? I have a few SQL questions, but I can't state in a clear way why any of them belongs on Stack ...
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Questions that cross over between SO and SF?

I have a somewhat obscure question about the impact of a specific connection string property on SQL server and its effect on the application: JDBC connection to very busy SQL 2000: selectMethod=cursor ...
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So, why do you contribute to SO? (SF?) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Why do you post to Stack Overflow? Why do programmers help each other without pay? Maybe I can give some hints, based on my motives I used to contribute to another well ...
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Why are the facebook and twitter sharing buttons not available on SOFU sites?

Why is it that Facebook and Twitter sharing buttons are not available on SOFU and their meta sites? Is it because SOFU sites are so popular that they don't need further promotion? Note: The sharing ...
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Where do the names of the Stack Overflow trilogy sites come from?

Why are the names of the Stack Overflow trilogy so named? How did the names Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User come to be the ones used?
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Serverfault frankensteining [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Issues with the sidebar ads This keeps happening on-and-off on SF for the last 30 minutes or so. I assume it's a known issue, just wanted to be sure. alt text http://www....
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Will the StackExchange meta site behaviour be backported to the trilogy?

All StackExchange sites have the reputation linked between the actual site, and the meta. Will this be rolled out for meta.so? Also, now that every StackExchange site has a meta, will ServerFault and ...
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Is the difference between superuser and serverfault basically when you can do a power cycle?

Generally speaking, aren't there a lot of problems that can be fixed with just a simple power cycle? Especially with Windows, a reboot will solve the problems (at least temporarily)? So, would this ...
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Asking the wrong questions vs asking at the wrong site

I like stackoverflow a lot. However I am observing that superuser and serverfault are more of a general type of Q&A site in their respective fields. That's based on some of my questions which got ...
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200 votes is maybe too high a cut-off for tags

Kudos to the 6 people on SU and 8 people on SF for getting the Generalist badge: that's a real achievement. Meanwhile, here on MSO, no-one has generalist. The reason is that only 22 tags have at ...
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What is the correct name to use when referencing the Trilogy sites?

Which is the right and official way to refer to all the three sites stackoverflow.com, superuser.com, serverfault.com? Reading posts, I saw too many versions: Stack Overflow trilogy stack overflow ...
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Is it possible to move questions between Stack Overflow and ServerFault?

I've accidentally asked sysadmin questions on Stack Overflow and programming questions on ServerFault. Is it possible to move them from one to the other? Suggestion: I wish I could make them look ...
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Question about strange IIS log activity?

I'm a developer trying to trace through a bug, and I'm seeing some very strange hits to my website. I want to put up a question about it, does it belong on stackoverflow or serverfault?
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Super User and Server Fault are Doomed

Possible Duplicate: How do we grow the Server Fault and Super User communities? And I'm not sure we can do anything about it. At any given point in time, if you look at the home page of Stack ...
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What is the difference between Server Fault and Super User [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any guidelines to find the “correct place” Where can I find what questions are appropriate for Server Fault vs Super User ? UPDATED: Is there a META-FAQ that ...
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One homepage for Stack Overflow, Super User, meta and Server Fault? [closed]

On my user page for each site I can view my questions/answers for that site. Is there anywhere that I can view all of them at once? It is inconvenient to have to view three pages every morning ...
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What business user computer questions are allowed on Server Fault?

From the Server Fault FAQ ... then you're in the right place to ask your question! Well, as long as the question is about your servers, your networks, or desktops you support, anyway. My ...
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I'd like to be able to migrate my own questions

I recently had a question migrated from SU to SF that generated the kind of answers I was looking for. In the past I had posted another question to SU that generated a Tumbleweed badge for me, and now ...