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Is it Safe to “Disable Recursion (also disables forwarders)” in a Standalone Lab?

In a standalone lab is it safe / appropriate to "Disable Recursion (also disables forwarders)"? (With recursion disabled, Microsoft Best Practices Analyzer reports, "The DNS Server must have root ...
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Where to obtain Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert guides? [on hold]

I am interested in studying and educating myself for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert, but don't want to pay for the expensive classes that come with it. Are there any known study guides that ...
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RODC fails to enroll Kerberos certificate but works with the rest

I've a read only domain controller (WS2K8R2) that fails when enrolling the Kerberos PKI Certificate template. However, the rest of the domain controllers works with that template. In fact the ...
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Is it possible to execute Azure automation runbook on Visual Studio?

I am considering about two cases. One is edit runbooks on Visual Studio, then execute them to perform Automation task directly. Another one is that edit runbooks on Visual Studio, then I use ...
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Prevent local administration privileges for our domain users

I am looking for possible solutions to prevent local administration privileges for our domain users. Currently, we provide our domain users local administration privileges to avoid issues with ...
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Understandign something from microsoft link [duplicate]

I was searching for something similar in the community but I couldn't find anything So I am asking: "For managing devices, Microsoft offers Server MLs for managing server Operating System ...
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Microsoft Domain Controller, Account lockout polcy not locking out the users?

Just recently i have hardened the Microsoft 2003 domain controller, due to PCI-DSS requirement. I used CIS- cookbook as a guidance. the password threshold policy is set to 3. but as testing when i try ...
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How can I use Azure Active Directory users as virtual machine users?

Is there a way to use users in an Azure Active Directory as users for an Azure Virtual Machine? Respectively, is there a way to create multiple user accounts for an Azure Virtual Machine?
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Office 365 - Outlook For Mac Not Authenticating

We have Office 365 (for business) and a few users who want to use O365 apps on their Mac. Outlook is causing a problem when trying to authenticate / authorise the application (before adding the email ...
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Office Registry Settings for Office 2013 for use with ADRMS

We had ADRMS running with Office 2010 on Windows 7, between a few divisions using Trusted Publishing Domains (TPD), this made available by using a few registry changes for use in Office 2010 ...
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Microsoft updates feed [closed]

I'm trying to write a web scraper that will pull together information about security updates for various products but I cannot find one for microsoft products. As this is cross-platform and includes ...
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Shadow Copies not growing to maximum

I have a 2008R2 and 2012 servers that has been in production for quite some time, running smoothly - I have never paid attention to VSS. Various volumes with Shares are setup to capture shadows ...
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Microsoft DHCP server and Unix BIND dynamic DNS

Is there any way to make Microsoft DHCP server to securely dynamically update A and PTR records in Unix Bind DNS zone? Microsoft supports secure update using username/password authentication. Bind9 ...
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Windows 8: no way to automation? [closed]

Let's say I have all-by-default Windows 8 installation with a VMware Tools pre-installed as a template in my vSphere. This template is used by a lot of people for many different purposes, so that's ...
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Installing Exchange on a different server after failed primary server

I'm trying to get my exchange server back online, however, after rebuilding my SBS server, exchange install keeps failing. I used the following steps to rebuild my server. Prior to reinstalling SBS ...
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Exchange 2010 - Remove AD User, Keep Email

We have a normal active directory user synchronized with an exchange mailbox. Is there anyway to keep the mailbox & all the email, but remove the active directory account, or prevent the active ...
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Cannot connect to the server on Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio 2008

I am extremely new to Microsoft SQL Server. I know a good level of MySQL but now I'm wanting to extend my knowledge to SQL and I want to practice writing out queries on the SQL Server Management ...
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How can I force dnscmd.exe to provide its output in English?

How can I force dnscmd.exe to provide its output in English? I have automation that parses the output of various dnscmd commands, such as dnscmd /info > dnsInfo.txt. I'm using PowerShell to ...
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Confusion about Microsoft Exchange 2013 RTM .ISO and Cumulative Updates

What is the best practice regarding deployments of Microsoft Exchange 2013 and the various Cumulative Updates available for the platform? I've once made the mistake of downloading the Exchange ...
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Unable to change boot method in Microsoft DNS

I am experimenting with Microsoft DNS, and have knowledge of Bind. I am trying to boot the server from boot file. Problem is that when I change the boot method, as mentioned ...
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Can Microsoft accounts be created and managed via Active Directory / API?

We are in the process of shifting over to Google (Apps) for Work. One of the cool things that this provides is 'Google Apps Directory Sync' https://support.google.com/a/answer/106368?hl=en which ...
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Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services user-credentials

Does anyone know how the "user-credentials" string is encoded/encrypted that is used for Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services? Thanks. ...
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Non-R2 vs R2 versions of Microsoft products [closed]

Is the R2 version just a major update for the original product with the same name (e.g. Windows 2012 vs Windows 2012 R2) or are they actually considered separate products that must be purchased (or ...
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MS Dynamics slow response when inserting lead record from WSDL

My client uses Microsoft Dynamics CRM. We wrote a basic php try catch script to post a forms values to their CRM. While testing the first submission takes a few seconds to get a response from the ...
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Custom Alert in SCCM 2012 R2

Is it possible to create a custom alert in SCCM 2012 R2. I want SCCM to alert me when computers in a certain group have a less than a certain percentage of available hard drive space. I know there ...
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More efficient way to retrieve Office365 data via Powershell

I am trying to get mailbox statistics from Office 365. This is the current script: # Get credentials $O365Creds = New-Object -Typename System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList ...
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Legacy files, opened in Excel 2010, have missing/hidden data

We've got a client who has 1,000's of excel documents that were created in Excel 2000 (or earlier). Which they still use to this day (Currently on Excel 2010) A few users are experiencing issue with ...
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Microsoft Exchange 2013, IMAP Login fails sometimes

Siuation: I have a script (different server) that log in every 10 minutes in the exchange-server via IMAP. Everytime it fails I get a mail. One time per day it fails with a error that the auth ...
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Rules for Active directory user name string

I have googled but not able to find a proper set of restriction in user name in active directory setting. Please help me in telling what are the special char which are not allowed in Active directory ...
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How to create a Service Connection Point for Exchange (Manually)

I'm being cautious here. Before I remove anything I want to be able to put it back. I'm having issues with a domain joined computer that is using SCP to get exchange autodiscovery information. It's ...
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Distribution list with external email sent from outside

I have Exchange Server 2010 in my environment and I have the following problem with Distribution Lists. I have created one Distribution List which includes email addresses from our company and ...
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Setting Permissions in Windows Azure Website

Windows Azure has its own set of permissions. How can I change it? Because I'm using a php website, and I want to delete a file from the folder deployed in my website directory, but I got permission ...
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How to setup a daily report of the top e-mail senders in Exchange 2010

We have had issues with compromised Exchange accounts sending a large amount of unsolicited e-mails out. We have mitigated this by using a cloud e-mail gateway that does a better job in detecting ...
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Why do we need to list our CAS servers as SANs in Exchange 2010's UCC certificate?

We currently have a few CAS/Hub servers behind a hardware balancer. We were told by Microsoft and Digicert that we may not need them listed as SANs in our UCC cert since we do not publicize their ...
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Need help solving permission error on navision 2013 webservices

I think this question border on both programmers and server admin knowledge so let's hope I choose the correct forum. I need to make an application communicate with Microsoft dynamics 2013 using it's ...
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EAP-TLS MSCHAPv2 Windows Server Certificate Requirements for RADIUS

I am trying to get RADIUS (freeradius) in our Network working, there are still some problems with Microsoft Supplicants which reject the certificate installed on the RADIUS Server There is a ...
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Configure MSSQL 2008 to use kerberos authentication

I would like to set my current mssql db (2008 and 2012) to authenticate using a linux kerberos server that I have in my environment . The windows station is in a workgroup and I would like to avoid ...
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Failed to run task sequence - 80004005. DNS working though

I seem to be getting a fairly common generic error but with possibly with a slight difference then some of the other problems/answers I have seen. Generally it looks like this is a DNS issue but I am ...
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Manage Microsoft DNS Records from Linux

Is there a utility that allows remote editing of records on a Microsoft DNS server FROM LINUX? I know you can edit the records using DNSCMD but that is only usable on Window, is there something ...
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Copy User Mappings for SQL Logins using SQLCMD - MS SQL Server

Is there a way to directly copy the User Mapping from one SQL Server login to another using SQLCMD? In SQL Server Management Studio Object Explorer | (local) | Security | Logins, Right-Click a user ...
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SCCM 2012 R2: Email / Alert on component status errors

I know that as of SCCM SP1 we are now able to monitor and alert on a few more things in SCCM. We can now alert if there are problems with not only AV / malware alerts but also client and database ...
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certificate authority service wont start

I have this CA service issue which is not starting hence not issuing any new certificate to my wireless users, when ever we try to start that this comes back with the Bad Key. 0x80090003 (-2146893821) ...
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Win2k8S-R2, IIS FTP 7.5 lost ability to receive files in passive mode

I have a Jenkins build environment which, when complete, uploads the result binaries using Ruby to our FTP server for distribution. Between two builds, from the same slave node, of the same binary ...
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Resell SQL Server 2008 Volume Licenses [duplicate]

This may sound like a strange question, but it's incredibly relevant to my company. If it's legit to purchase previously used VL keys for SQL Server 2008 and have them legally transferred over to us ...
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ADFS 2.0 Best Practices

I'm having a hard time finding some good articles on best practices for ADFS. We are looking to implement SSO for less than 200 users. We plan on setting up a federated server farm (2 servers) ...
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Removing GPO - comprehensive list of 'tattooed and non tattooed' registry settings

Is there a comprehensive collection or perhaps even a 'quick guide' to which GPO settings (or registry keys) are protected from GPO 'tattooing'? I have a few clients who have horrendous GPO policies ...
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On Exchange Server enable require that all senders are authenticated on all groups

I have a large number of Distribution Groups on my Exchange 2007 server. I am starting to get spam addressed to these group addresses and would like to enable the "Require all senders are ...
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High Available SQL Server without SAN by using AlwaysOn feature

I have two Microsoft SQL Servers (v 2012) and I want to make them mirror and when one of them goes down the second one will be replaced. AlwaysOn is a new feature in SQL Server 2012 that is ...
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Can you sync two different domains on MS DNS server?

Lets say you are running a domain X, but want your internal DNS server to handle requests for both domain X and domain Y such that if machine1.X resolves to a.b.c.d, that machine1.Y would resolve to ...
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Azure: Could not automatically scale XXXX because monitoring data was not found

I've recently tried turning on the autoscaling feature on one of our cloud computing services, and I was simply unable to activate it. I've attached the settings configuration used to set up scaling ...