A workstation is a computer which is designed for intense work for a single user. It is typically equipped with more memory and or more CPU's than your regular desktop.

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Knowledge Catch up [on hold]

I recently got hired on at an IT consulting firm and I need to get my knowledge of networking and workstation troubleshooting issues caught up to speed as quick as possible. I have lots of experience ...
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Compatible video cards for hp z420 workstation [on hold]

i'm searching for a bigger list of compatible video cards for the hp z420 workstation. On the website hp partsulfeer there are only displayed quadro and tesla video cards with unusual port. I like to ...
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How can an optical drive function when mounted vertically?

I was looking at the Lenovo ThinkStation P series workstations. Here's an image of the four systems in that line: The last three appear to have their DVD drives mounted vertically. A quick web ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 with a touch screen

I have a Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 tablet. It came with Windows 8.1 and everything was working properly. Currently the touch screen works in the BIOS. I've installed Win Server 2012 R2 and fully updated ...
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Workstation for Software Developer with Visual Studio, SQL-Server [closed]

I must do a decision between the following two systems with different CPU's. I asking me, is there a difference/advantage when I use the dual cpu machine for working Visual Studio 2013 (or higher) and ...
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How can a user login to a workstation if the DC is down?

Is it possible to do such thing? Because the hash of that users' password is normally stored on the DC.. And if it is, where are the users credentials stored on that workstation?
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Why to choose a “proper” workstation over good ultrabook? [closed]

I'm considering buying new laptop and the performance is very important to me (I'm a programmer and I'm processing 2D and 3D graphics, simulations, etc). I travel sometimes, so the weight, screen ...
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Does Optimus work with Quadro cards?

I am soon to be purchasing my next mobile computer, which will be a powerful desktop replacement that can do anything I throw at it; which will be quite a lot. Mobility, power, extensibility, and ...
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Why do workstation graphics cards cost far more than equivalent consumer graphics cards?

An Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti costs $700, while a Quadro K6000 costs $4000—yet they use the same underlying GK110 core! The same can be said for other workstation GPUs from both Nvidia and AMD. ...
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Workstation setup for a developer and gaming enthusiast

I found my optimal programming environment and productivity toolset on OS X. My workstation used to be a Macbook Pro that's attached to an external keyboard, mouse, and an external monitor. Now I ...
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Simultaneous Users ( 2 - 4 Users ) on a MAC PRO [duplicate]

With the up-coming high end Mac Pro, how would I share it with different people? Assume I have a keyboard, mouse and monitor for everyone. I am involved in a setup in which there are 4 Users (3D Game ...
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Any advantage of using Windows Server 2012 R2 instead of Windows 8.1 for a workstation [closed]

I'm building a new machine which will be used primarily for development and a little bit for photo editing. I am wondering if there will be any benefits in using Windows Server 2012 R2 as my ...
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Why do I get such horrible WEI scores for graphics in my workstation?

My workstation is made up of the following: Apevia Case Asus p6t6 WS evolution Xeon w3540 quad core 8 threads 8m cache 4.80 gt/s 2.93GHZ 8GB Kingston 1333 OC 2 Visiontek Radeon GPU's HD7850 4gb ...
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Can I use server hardware as a workstation?

I have an HP Proliant ML115 G5 server. I used to use it as a development server (it ran Windows 2008 server, IIS, SQL Server and so on) but its now spare as my stuff is now cloud-hosted. This HP box ...
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How to lock Windows 7 session with just key strokes?

I could lock my Windows XP workstation using CTRL+ALT+DEL, K. That keystroke combination does not work on Windows 7. Is there a method of locking Windows 7 using just keystrokes?
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Can Windows 7 run on a 4 processor workstation?

I am looking to buy a new workstation to run a custom app that is heavily cpu intensive. Right now it runs on a Windows 7 (64bit) dual processor (intel 5690) workstation with 192 gb of ram. So, the ...
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See Exactly Which Files Windows Access On Boot Up

I am looking for a method to monitor exactly which files are being accessed on boot up by Windows. This is in attempts to find a bottle neck on physical workstations, but I would also like this ...
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How to configure pc desktop + mac laptop workstation?

This is probably simpler than I'm imagining, but I've got a Windows desktop with 2 monitors connected with 2 DVI cables. I've worked with this setup for years. I want to add a Macbook Pro to the mix, ...
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Are these hardwares compatible? [closed]

I am trying to upgrade my new machine but I want to do it myself. This is my 1st attempt at building system. After carefully reading reviewing feedback and my budget I have decided to select the below ...
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Alternative power source for graphics card

I recently purchased an XFX Radeon HD 6870 graphics card for my Dell Server Workstation, but when I brought it home and unpackaged it to put it into my computer, I noticed it required 2 6-pin ...
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Can one add a Nvidia GPU to a Dell Precision T3500 to use?

Can one install a Nvidia GPU such as Tesla™ C2075 to a Dell Precision T3500 to use? Thanks for any helpful answers!
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My New Dell Workstation T-7500 gives electric shock

Just bought Dell T-7500 Workstation. When installation technician came to Install the workstation, he got an electric shock when he touched the Start Button. He also got shock when he touched Front ...
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Mutli-processor workstation as a workstation/server

I work in a research institute and a number of programs we use are computationally intensive (I actually wrote one of them). Right now we have one computer that is dedicated for one of these programs ...
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Does any current workstation class graphics card support four monitors with RHEL 5?

I currently use a RHEL 5 workstation with a pair of Nvidia Quadro graphics cards, feeding four WUXGA (1920x1200) monitors. Unfortunately, using Xinerama to get a single X desktop means loosing much of ...
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What concerns are there with putting two high-end graphics cards in one PC?

I want to put two AMD/ATI V3700 into a HP 8200 Desktop to get 4x DVI outputs for 4 separate screens. Can anyone see any flaws in my plan?
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OSX remote X app

Right now at work I have an Ubuntu workstation and I'm considering switching over to OSX but I have one major concern. I run Eclipse on our Ubuntu development server using a remote X session: ...
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Can I use Windows Server 2008 R2 as a workstation?

I would like to know if I can temporarily use Windows Server 2008 R2 as a workstation on my laptop? My laptop is an ASUS M51Va The reason for this is that I am attending on a Microsoft MCSA courses ...
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How to lock a RHEL 5.3 workstation

I get option to SUSPEND/HIBERNATE or reboot/shutdown. Isn't there something similar to locking as in windows. I don't want to log out each time I want a break(think bathroom, drink). I would expect ...
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How should I virtualise my workstation?

Soon my fancy new 120GB SSD will arrive for my laptop workstation I use for PHP development and other misc tasks. I really don't want to bog it down with heaps of software, so my current plan is to ...
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Vmware and cursor in each running OS machine

does each instance of running OS in Vmware workstation have "its keyboard and mouse cursor"? Ie. can I virtualize 5 robots in each system to do tasks with keyboard and cursor separately? Maybe this ...
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Is it possible to have an 'enter password' prompt in Windows 7 only while locked workstation, not while system start up?

So I would like to be able to click 'lock workstation' (I've even assigned a key on my keyboard for that so it takes a fraction of a second) and leave the computer and if anybody wants to use it he ...
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Desktop hangs after DELL logo screen

After partitioning a Dell Precision 490 workstation, it did not start up again. The symptoms are as follows: I saw the DELL logo screen with the F2 and F12 text The next screen passes very quicly ...
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ESXi with non-headless VM

I'm going to receive a Xeon Server/Workstation soon and I was thinking about installing ESXi to host some server applications that I want (ex: SVN server, Web server, media server, etc). Most of ...
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Finding feet for desktop workstation mounted vertically

At work we have relatively slim (about 3.5" wide) Dell PC desktop workstations. These are placed vertically (on their sides) on the floor under our desks. They're not very stable, and a coworker ...
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Linux workstation: how to know if it has been rooted?

I was working on my Linux "workstation" (it has no sound and I don't play on it nor watch any movie: it's purely a work-machine, hence I call it my "workstation") and suddenly something very weird ...
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Building new GIS Workstation - is it worth upgrading to a workstation GPU?

We are currently building a machine from scratch to act as a GIS workstation. The primary software used is ESRI's ArcGIS and we are mainly working with vector data using raster data only for ...
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Complete machine freezes…at a loss

We built around 12 machines a few months ago to run Ubuntu. They each have the following specs: ASUS Z8NA-D6 motherboard Dual quad core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz OCZ Mod Extreme Pro 500W ...
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Generic socket 940 CPU fan for HP XW9300 interchangeable with HP part number 411454-001

I'm trying to find a generic Socket 940 CPU fan that will fit the air duct in an XW9300. Note that two different CPU fan mounting schemes have been used on this machine. One has two grommets in ...
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Looking for Inneroffice Access Tool, Workstation to Workstation

This may be a simple question to answer, and I apologize if it's a duplicate. I looked through the suggestions and nothing jumped out at me as the right answer, so here goes: My office has several ...
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Looking for something to monitor an Internet Shared Connection in Windows XP

If someone knows any software with these features: Works from the tray area Very lightweight Works also in Windows XP (preferably workstation, nothing serverish required) Can show a bandwidth usage ...
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Workstation for a software developer [closed]

I'm a software developer, planning to get a new desktop workstation. Partly because of company policies and partly because I've got other things to do than building hardware, the machine must be a ...
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Laptop/Desktop with Workstation GPU compatible with SolidWorks? [closed]

I have a friend who will be using SolidWorks soon. She wants to get a new laptop, but SolidWorks is only certified with workstation graphics cards. What laptops do you use with SolidWorks and what is ...
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Best way to set up a completely virtualized workstation

I was going to put a type 1 hypervisor (specifically Hyper-V Server 2008 R2) on my computer, but these must be managed remotely, which I am unable to do. I need something that can bootstrap itself; ...
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Dual E5xxx or single i7 performance difference

I am building a computer for a friend who does modeling and simulations. I have a system put together that has dual E5504 processors for 8 cores at 2ghz. I was wondering how much slower a single ...
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How to unjoin Windows workstation from Active Directory safely?

I have a Windows XP (SP2) laptop, which was originally used with an Active Directory network. Now the laptop has been moved away from the corporate environemnt and is used as a standalone ...
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Power supply for HP Workstation xw4100

Does anyone know if the HP Workstation xw4100 takes a "special" power supply? I know there was a time when everyone was using their own PSs with different pinouts, but I was under the impression that ...
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Does Windows Server 2008 R2 Web will be good for normal pc?

I got Windows Server 2008 R2 Web free version from webspark, I want to use this version for my pc, is it nice or should work on a server, is it the same as windows 7 except the UI? Can you advice? ...
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How do I detect when a user is sitting in the chair in front of a computer?

I am interested in detecting when a user is actually sitting down in a chair in front of a computer. The presence of the user affects many scheduling and user notification decisions that need to be ...