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Correct way to update Google Chrome MSI through Group Policy

I am deploying Chrome through group policy. This is working fine. Obviously Chrome has a pretty regular update cycle. I am not allowing Domain Users to install Chrome updates. Having subscribed to ...
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What can I do to fix missing start menu/desktop icons for a domain user?

I'm having a problem with one user account in my domain. The domain controller is Server 2008 R2, with Win7 clients. The user's password expired, so she went through the process of changing it. We ...
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Skip new Windows 7 user selection and go to login prompt

We've begun our migration to windows 7 and we ran into an interesting issue. When we hit "CTRL+ALT+DEL" we are brought to the "User selection Screen". Normally, this screen will have an icon for every ...
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Windows workstations in a Windows domain with a Linux domain controller [closed]

There's a Windows network of about 60 workstations I am going to be responsible for. The network is in a terrible mess, so I decided to rebuild it from the ground up. Currently, there are some Windows ...
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Allow AD users in a specific group to logon only on specified computers

We've got a Win2K8 domain and we want to allow users in a specific group to logon only on specified computers in a specific groups. How can we do this?
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Blocking EXE from executing in XP Domain environment

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction on how to block specific exe files from executing on XP machines in a domain environment. I have active directory setup and working so ...
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How are name server requests ordered?

Say I have a domain name registered with a website. On their site it says the following: Domain Name Servers listed in order: ns9.zoneedit.com ns18.zoneedit.com ns3.freedns.ws Are name servers ...
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Is there any way to point the root domain to a CNAME? [duplicate]

Here is the problem: we host our website with an external provider that doesn't give us an IP address, rather, they give us a domain where we point our www CNAME record to. I assume they are using ...
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Windows Domain Controller: Create a test environment from a production environment

I need to create a working test environment of a domain we have. I need to have all the data from the production environment in the test environment. What is the best way to go about doing this? ...
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Redirecting time.windows.com to internal server

In a corporate environment most machines will be domain joined and therefore get their time from the DCs. However, sometimes you get a machine that isn't in the domain. By default these machines will ...
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After domain rename - will I need to rejoin all users to the new domain?

I am running a Windows Server 2012R2 Domain Server (ADDS). The domain is historically from a 2003 server, and is a single Label Domain: e.g.: Contoso I want to rename it to: Contoso.local (using ...
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Backup of Active Directory

What is/are the best way(s) of backuping up the Active Directory on a regular basis? Background: We have a small system with 2 Win2003 Domain controller. We have periodic backups of these machines, ...
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301 Redirect or ServerAlias for Multiple tlds

Our company owns multiple tld's for our corporate domain (e.g. company.com, company.net, etc.). Currently, we operate the main website at "company.com". To have "company.net" et al forward/redirect ...
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Can a windows 2008 R2 server join a 2003 domain?

I need to upgrade a windows server 2003 machine to at least 2003 R2. I'd like to upgrade it all the way to 2008 R2. I just wanted to verify, 2008 R2 can join 2003 domains right? The other servers are ...
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Tools for finding domain names [closed]

I've built out a pet project of mine, and am now looking for a good domain name for it. Arbitrarily doing whois lookups on ideas that pop into my head seems inefficient. What tools do you use when ...
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How to hide a trusted domain in the logon screen?

I need to create a bidirectional trust between two Active Directory domains. But management is worried that users will be puzzled out when seeing another domain name in the drop-down list in the ...
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Moving from Windows Server 2000 workgroup to Windows Server 2008 domain

I work in a small office (5 full-time staff and 4 part-time staff). We don't have an IT department of any kind and we have managed to run things pretty will here for a while. All of the computers in ...
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domain.tld vs. domain.tld

I just read through this question, and when browsing through the answers, I randomly tried out something and noticed that http://admin.to and http://admin.to. lead to different locations. Both return ...
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SQL Server 2012 with account NT Service\MSSQLSERVER access is denied in domain

A few months ago we installed SQL Server 2012 in Windows 2008 R2 under the virtual account "NT Service\MSSQLSERVER", all good. A few days ago, one of the admins of the IT dept installed Full Text ...
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Remove Domain Server

A contract employee added a domain server to our network. When it was caught he had already reformatted the server but did not remove it as a domain server. How do we remove the server from Active ...
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How to put a Windows 2012 server into a Univention domain

I’ve just installed a Windows 2012 server for the first time, and would like it to join our Univention Corporate Server domain, so we have the same LDAP users as on all systems. The error message ...
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How to find all previous owners of a domain

Everyone knows that it is possible to find the owner of a domain using whois, but a person asked me if it was possible to know all the previous owners of a domain. Is it possible?
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Search and Domain in resolv.conf = slow lookups on Ubuntu

I have a machine running ubuntu 10.04 server. I've started getting long (5-10 second) delays when making connections to (some) sites outside of the LAN using tools like curl and wget. Using tcpdump ...
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Host is missing hostname and/or domain

i use puppet 0.25.4 on ubuntu 10.04,when puppet installed ,i got the infor below : Nov 29 10:30:30 puppet puppetmasterd[4422]: Host is missing hostname and/or domain: pclient.example.com Nov 29 ...
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Which DHCP Client OS Support DHCP Option 119 Domain Suffix Search?

The ability for DHCP servers (Microsoft, ISC, VitalQIP, IPControl, Infoblox, etc.) to deliver DHCP Option 119 - Domain Suffix Search Lists has been around for a long time. Initially, DHCP Client ...
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I think installing PostFix solved my issues, but it seemed *too* easy

This is a followup to a serverfault post I made a while ago: http://serverfault.com/questions/21633/how-do-i-target-a-different-mail-server-depending-on-domain-with-exim (More context here too: ...
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Setting up DKIM for multiple domains on same host

I have DKIM set up for one domain and it works properly. I am trying, though, to set it up for another domain name on the same machine. In short, I am sending registration and password recovery emails ...
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Hosting wildcard domains such as *.mydomain.com on Windows Azure without using redirections

I have an ASP.NET MVC app which offers wildcard domains to my users to personalize their login urls. I'd like to host this on Windows Azure. But is it possible to keep the wildcard domains? I've ...
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Windows File Sharing not working

We have a workstation on our domain that we need to share a printer from, and it's not working. I also set up a shared folder to help with testing. Details: We are on a domain. All operations ...
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Is WINs Still supported by Microsoft?

I heard through the grapevine that WINS was going to be phased out / not supported officially from Microsoft any more [ and yet they have it in Windows server 2008 ]. I can't find any information ...
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Another domain name pointing to my server IP?

I was checking out my reverse-DNS entry of my domain the other day which is run from a dedicated server. I noticed that another person/company had their domain pointing to my server? I have no idea ...
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How do Windows domain clients behave if the DC is offline?

I'm really new to domain administration and I'm trying to learn the what-ifs. If I have Windows clients that are connected to a DC and the DC goes offline, what kind of behavior can I expect with the ...
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Can I take a domain pc hard drive and put it in the exact same hardware and leave it as it is on the domain without running any sys prep?

I have a workstation in a domain that has failed with hardware related issues. The actual hard drive is fine and is not the issue with with the workstation. Since we have spares of these workstations, ...
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Running a Windows service under a domain user account

If I run a Windows service on some host under a domain user account, and the password for this account changes at some later point, will the service now fail to start, until you update the password? ...
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Deny requests for other domains in Apache 2

Let's say I have xy.com running on a server powered by Apache. It's the default virtual host. Now someone has rewritten his hosts file to redirect yz.com to my server's IP. As my server doesn't know a ...
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Is it possible to limit who on an AD domain can join computers to the domain?

We are trying to prevent users from willy-nilly joining VMs and outside machines to our domain. The default is any user can join up to 10 machines. Is there a way to limit this to only Account ...
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What does MX in SPF mean? [duplicate]

I'm setting up an email server, and I'm a bit confused by SPF. Following some examples, I set my SPF record as follows... v=spf1 mx ip4:1.2.3.4 mx:mail.mydomain.com ptr:1.2.3.4 -all I follow what ...
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Windows 7 : access denied to ONE server from ONE computer

We have a domain served by some Windows 2003 servers. We have several Windows 7 Pro clients. ONE client computer can't acces ONE member Windows 2003 server. The other computers can acces every ...
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Best practice for placing DNS records and subdomains

Say I have mydomain.com: Is it better to use option A: [A] mydomain.com 123.45.67.89 [A] www.mydomain.com 123.45.67.89 or option B: [A] mydomain.com 123.45.67.89 [CNAME] ...
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Domain name change with minimum seo impact

I am owner of an existing (3 yr. old) domain http://www.22shrutiharmonium.com and my website appears at the top of the search results in case of some search phrases like "22 shruti" , "22 shruti ...
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Setting Up Customer-Specific Domains

I can go to Fog Creek's web site, setup a new account, and they will instantly assign me a URL such as 'mycompany.fogbugz.com' (where 'mycompany' is something I make up, as opposed to some value ...
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What is the difference between a plain Amazon ec2 instance and beanstalk?

I am a solo developer and the sites I'm deploying are very small, usually hobby sites and I have a few questions about the Amazon services. Is there a reason for me to use beanstalk or should I just ...
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Dns - wildcard vs. cname subdomains

Alright I have to admit I'm confused with how DNS works. I've always just added things until they worked, and now it's time to learn how they work. So one confusing thing to me is that there's sort ...
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SQL Server 2008 Fail-over Cluster

I am using SQL Server 2008 Enterprise and I want to install SQL Server 2008 fail-over Cluster. I am wondering, (1) do I need an active directory domain? (2) what is the minimal number of machines do ...
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Why can the primary record for a domain not be a CNAME record? [duplicate]

I have read on the internet that the primary record for a domain (eg example.com) should be an A record, and that bad things happen if you use a CNAME record. I work for a web company that has ...
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What (if any) are the risks of renaming and domain-joining a machine at the same time?

Just a quick, basic question, on account of a difference of opinion I'm having. When joining a new [Windows] machine to an Active Directory domain, what risks are there if the rename and the domain ...
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Check remaining TTL for nameserver

Is it possible to check how much time is left before a nameserver like 8.8.8.8 will update its records from my nameserver?
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Subdomain on another host (another IP, another provider)

Let's say my main domain is domain.net and i'm using it on a Media Temple (gs) server. I have my blog on the subdomain blog.domain.net Now I want to host my blog on my new VPS from Linode. So, I ...
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What is the 'cacert.pem' and for what to use that?

I am developing a web application on localhost with domains and sub-domains and I would like to use a HTTPS connection. On my Mac OS, in order to enable SSL, I need to set Apache correctly, so I ...
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2 Domains on 1 server

I'm running Debian and I don't have a control panel or anything. Right now, I'm simply pointing my domain to the server IP and it's going to the root, but I am looking to add another domain, so how ...