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How to do maintenance on the server and verify connections?

by boby0906 / November 27, 2012 9:32 PM PST

Can anyone tell me or give me advice on how to do maintenance work on the server, like what do i need to do to make sure that the server runs smoothly. I am talking about WIN2K3 server, and it is use in a small office of atleast 10 PC clients.

How to verify connections from my server to the client PCs? just need to check every now and then if the connections are healthy. (can i use ping for verifying connections?)

any advice or articles that you can give will be a big help...
thanks in advance...

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Just from my experience.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2012 1:44 AM PST

I never keep connections open for long. In my apps I've learned over the years to not expect a connection to work for days at a time. That's why my apps close connections when idle and then open them on demand. No maintenance required!

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Let's talk about offices.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 28, 2012 3:27 AM PST

If you want smooth office use, you see most issues are rarely the server but the users as they tinker, infect the PCs and more.

If you want to run smoothly you invest in backup systems and test that you can restore the system. You also keep a backup server ready for the day the server is stolen, goes down in flames, flood or meteor strikes. I'm not kidding.

I've yet to find any cure all to office problems but if you want it to be under control then you never allow the BYOD craze in the office and become draconian in your administration.

Then again this may be a career ending move and you have to live with the trouble.

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