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Questions tagged [workstation]

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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VMware Workstation - VM wont open, goes to blank white screen

Yesterday I was working on a VM and when I tried to shut it down, it told me I had process or job that was still running and it was trying to shut it down. It went for about 30 minutes until I just ...
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Workstation setup for WIndows PC with occasional Macbook Pro?

relatively new to this and hoping for some advice. I have a 2017 MBP and a windows desktop. The windows desktop is connected to a single monitor with a wired mouse and keyboard. I'm looking to buy a ...
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Optimal utilisation of 2 workstation part 01

I have a situation which I seek some recommendation. Currently I have 2 workstation, each set up separate with windows 10 pro as OS. RDP was setup and we also use AnyDesk or teamviewer to do rdp over ...
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HP Z820 Workstation shutdown / self start issues

I recently purchased a refurbished HP Z820 Workstation and installed Windows 10 on it. When I shut it down, it stays powered off for about 3 seconds and then powers back on again. I know this is ...
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How to remove top toolbar in VMware Workstation 14 in windows 10? [duplicate]

How to remove top toolbar in VMware Workstation 14 in Windows 10? When I go full screen the toolbar annoyingly persists. I've looked at some solutions for VMware Workstation 12, but they ask me to ...
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DDR3 memory for HP

I have a HP Z600 Workstation and looking at the memory options on the HP website (https://support.hp.com/gb-en/product/hp-z600-workstation/3718663/model/3718664/document/c01709707) I'm wondering what ...
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Are there differences between graphics cards for a workstation and desktop?

I bought a 2013 HP Z600 workstation from my workplace in an auction. It does not come with a graphics card. I am thinking of buying one, but I don't want to spend over $80 on it. My question is, can I ...
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Is It Possible To Run Two Graphics Cards For Different Applications Simultaneously (NOT SLI)

I am building a workstation PC for Autodesk and Adobe CC work. Maybe a little bit of gaming on the side but it is by no means a priority. Is it possible to run separate drivers for each card, at the ...
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Can PCIe Solid State Drives store items like hard drive?

I am customizing a workstation in a computer brand website and it offers PCIe Solid State Drives category and hard drive category. I want to add a solid state drive in the workstation, but I could ...
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Dell T5500 Graphics card to use have a card on hand

Question that I have that I cant seem to find out. I Have a Dell T5500 on the way for a project of mine. I bought it without a Graphics card. According to the Online Sources it needs one to boot. ...
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Host Name (Server Name?) is Different from the Computer Name

I have done a network scan on my network. In the results some of the computers have Host Names that are the same as the "Computer Name" and some have names that are not their respected computer names....
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Using quad cpu server as workstation?

I have a quad socket server from my company we dont need anymore. I dont want to sell it so i wondered could i use it as a workstation. It has 4 amd opteron cpus 6274 (in 1 motherboard) a ssd disk ...
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3.3V and 5V rail in modern PC

These days in ATX PSU these voltages come from a single rail and have fixed amount of current. Seems like they do not affect the PC functionality these days. I know that USB port use the 5V rail ...
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Deep Freeze Workstation not responding on install

I'm trying to install Deep Freeze Enterprise on a series of computers. My understanding is that I should be able to install the administrator and console tool on a primary machine, and then the ...
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Maximum recommended cpu wattage in a 1u chassis?

I'm building a workstation for home use. I really want to use a 1u chassis. I'm worried about heat though. Is there a recommended maximum cpu wattage for 1u chassis, when not being liquid cooled, or ...
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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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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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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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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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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 [closed]

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 ...