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Unfortunately Server Fault is unable to support web hosting control panels for a variety of reasons. But you may still be able to get help at: Your Service Provider If you are using a web hosting resource (e.g. shared hosting or VPS) provided by someone else and need help with the control panels to manage it, first contact your service provider. If the ...


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New "Not A Professional" close reason Questions must be relevant to professional system administration. Server Fault is a site dedicated to professional system and network administrators; questions by end users or enthusiasts are off-topic (you should contact your system administrator, or hire a professional to help you out). Please see the Help Center ...


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Let me start off by first welcoming you to ServerFault. This community exists for the sole purpose of sharing knowledge and helping each other. We use the Q/A format to accomplish this goal. The problem with your question is that it cannot be answered. Troubleshooting has to take place before you'll arrive to the true question. I think your initial ...


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IIS is a web server like Apache, which happens to have a 1st party GUI control panel to control the web server. This is not at all comparable to cPanel etc.


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Unlikely to be on topic. Your very expensive consultant should be able to answer immediately whether or not the device you want has the feature you're after, and is compatible. After all, if they're expensive they should know their shit. (The last sentence was only slightly sarcastic). And even if he can't, a Cisco sales rep should be more than happy to help....


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There's no separate rule for banning policy circumvention, it comes under the banner of "professional sysadmin". We don't consider it a professional behaviour to attempt to circumvent organisational policy. If your question shows evidence of that, it will be closed as off-topic. If your question is XY problematic, and further clarification reveals ...


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We can't add more targets to the migration list (it's an arbitrary hard limit set by the SE staff). The sites currently on the list (SO, SU, U&L, DBA) are much more important. Some stats for migration in the last 90 days: SU: 152 U&L: 79 SO: 37 DBA: 18 SEC: 4 When you think it's really necessary to migrate, raise a flag (the mod might ...


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The close reason I chose is: Questions should demonstrate reasonable business information technology management practices. Questions that relate to unsupported hardware or software platforms or unmaintained environments may not be suitable for Server Fault You installed third-party software in an unsupported fashion, which caused your NAS to break. ...


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The wording here is a little ambiguous. I understand why end use of panel software would be out of scope. However, configuring these panels does require sysadmin knowledge, and would otherwise be in scope. The ambiguity is by design to some degree (or at least, so is my belief). Web panels around here are almost as popular as spam and malware. I was ...


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We don't accept web panel question. This topic had been covered a lot in the past and wont change today. I think whether I have root access to my server or not is irrelevant. To answer you on that, I could ask you in example, can you provide a wireshark from the server side to diagnose the error ? I'am not a Linux admin, but the fact you don't have ...


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The tag is not necessarily evil, but I have no doubt this is a hotspot for off-topic questions. I intend to go through them on a case-by-case basis a bit, and I suggest other non-moderators do the same. Since the close queue is growing, though, it might be nice to have a moderator assist to slam some of the clearer ones closed once they have a couple votes....


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If you're concerned that the OP might be confused as to why they're being directed to that question feel free to leave them a comment explaining why their question is off-topic, and what about the duplicate may help them. As for why historical significance questions continue to exist, this should be self-evident: They have Historical Significance. The ...


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The appropriate thing to do with repetitive, boring novice questions is to close them as a duplicate of the appropriate canonical question. If we are lacking a sufficient canonical Q&A, we need to make one (which shouldn't be hard, right?). We do, however, have a problem in that the canonical questions are not visible during the close process, and you ...


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I'd probably have to see the actual question to offer an opinion on its suitability. But in general, system administration best practices are (or should be) well known, not usually disputed, and thus not really qualified to be closed as opinion-based. A question may be closed for other reasons, though, such as being too broad. In regard to the information ...


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My reasons were thus: It's a home environment. Even if it is supported by VMware, the configuration you propose is not something that any sane sysadmin would ever implement. If you want to lab out something, do it as you would in production, or as close to it as possible. Trying to shoehorn an enterprise-class hypervisor into a workstation-class ...


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I wouldn't hold my breath. It took a fair bit of effort to get administration panels explicitly put into list of forbidden topic on here, and they are off topic. Not that having an administration panel is only reason your question's off topic, mind you. The bigger issue with your question, which can't be fixed is that your problem wasn't a systems ...


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You appear to be operating under the misapprehension that questions are assessed in some isolated, sterile environment, free from any influence of the past communications of the asker. This is an incorrect assumption. While it's true that the questions, as written, do not include direct reference to a management control panel, the questions were closed, I ...


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Such things are generally in the overlap between our topicalities. You'll get answers on both, but they are considered topical here. I've even asked them.


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Read the yellow box. OP doesn't tell us anything about his environment. It can be reopened when it is improved.


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I really can't see what you were expecting of us. You told us you did something and then basically screamed HALP!. You would be very much better off asking this question of the manufacturer.


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You can rent a server from OVH (others too probably) for about 100USD per month, they list ESXi as a virtualisation environment they have available for preinstallation. The setup above is much closer to the kind of environment you will have in production. It will help you understand the issues better and will not add unnecessary layers of complexity. More ...


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Our community approach to content moderation, especially close-votes, recently was enhanced by a change that allowed three votes to code instead of the old standard of five votes. This means that three different people misread the intent of your question, which in my opinion is spot-on topic; we don't spend enough attention on the problem of bringing deeply ...


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I'm not sure how that escaped notice for so long, why it got so many upvotes, or why it was posted here in the first place. It's very obviously a question for Stack Overflow, and so I've closed it. (Questions older than 60 days can't be migrated.)


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thanks to you, and you too, happy new year my friend! /// I think this question should be closed, cos we have now 2017...


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Because trying to use a non-powershell command line on a 17 year old, unsupported Windows server is the poster child for the reasonable information technology management practices close reason.


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As the volume of RPi question is low please flag for a migration if you think it's worth a migration. Our other close destinations are more used and in my own opinion are more related to ServerFault itself. By having destination that are related to us we target more user that posted there but for some reason(s) are on a gray line with our on-topic subject. ...


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No, you don’t need to explicitly mention a business environment. Please be aware that the Stack Exchange software only allows for a limited number of pre-defined close reasons. Questions on Server Fault must be about managing information technology systems in a business environment. Home and end-user computing questions may be asked on Super User, and ...


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This question would be rejected for being about a server running DirectAdmin, a web hosting control panel. See Where can I ask questions about web hosting control panels? for further information about that. If you can reproduce the problem on a standard server which does not use a web hosting control panel, and can show that it is not a problem with the ...


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However the close reason is clear and just, it seems a bit odd to put this under "off topic". The question is just lacking details, but that would be more of an "unclear what you're asking" type of close reason IMHO. From the little details that are in the question, it seems to be about networking/firewalls on a Windows Server 2016 machine, so that would ...


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This is a case where Stack Exchange's desire to be nicer leads to confusion. I forget the explanation of why it's nicer, but details of why a question was closed are hidden from anyone with less than 3000 reputation. You see this short explanation: Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? ...


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