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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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2answers
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Microsoft Shares, not sharing [closed]

I have a machine called \shares\ There are two drives on it, the "Local Disk (C:)" and the drive I want to put the shared resources on "Shares (S:)" This is a brand-new Server 2012, and I have a ...
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1answer
511 views

Microsoft Windows DHCP: Steering IPv4 clients into specific scopes based on MAC

We have visitors on our campus who bring their own laptops and devices and use our wireless and wired networks. When we receive a copyright infringement notice (typically BitTorrenting), we are ...
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1answer
353 views

Windows Services Error 1053

I'm running Windows 7 and have VirutalBox installed. I have an Ubuntu server running in a VM. I would like this VM to start up with the machine and run as a service in the background. You can launch a ...
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1answer
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Is there a mailing list for upcoming Microsoft Windows Updates?

Is there a newsletter/mailing list of upcoming Windows Updates? I ask because there was a recent IE10 forced upgrade for Windows 7 users that affected the stability of an application we have. To avoid ...
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1answer
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Windows Server Standard - showing as Windows Vista in Microsoft OS check - What version is it?

So I became in charge of a Windows Server VM. I can't tell whether this version is Windows 2003 or 2008. In My Computer system properties, all it says is: Windows Server Standard Copyright 2007 ...
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0answers
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Windows Server 2003 ODBC Drivers

I have ran into a problem with Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005 using ODBC Drivers. Here is my following scenario. I have an application that currently uses ODBC System DSN's to connect to a ...
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Good reasons to keep 32-bit Microsoft Windows desktop OSes

Server software has been 64-bit only for a while now (Since Server 2008 R2 for Windows, even earlier for Exchange and Sharepoint) and even Ubuntu are pushing you away from 32-bit versions for their ...
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2answers
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Is there an alternative to Microsoft's ALTools? (EventCombMT.exe especially)

I use Microsoft's ALTools on a regular basis to troubleshoot multiple different issues. Lately, however, EventCombMT.exe has been crashing on me during the simplest operations. I noticed that it ...