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How to get public DNS server addresses?

I have a need to be able to identify which public DNS servers machines in internal networks are using for queries. To clarify, I do not want IPs or names of internal DNS servers or network devices. I ...
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Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 - how to disable DNS IP address resolving for Source and Destination columns?

I've downloaded Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4 and it appears that I can't disable IP address to hostname DNS resolution. Is there a way to disable the DNS resolution so i.e. I'd always see: ...
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How to get DCOMperm.exe from Microsoft

So I've been trying to solve the "The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission" problem and everything I've been reading says I need to get "DCOMperm.exe". ...
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Tools for deploying MS patches to client computers (W7 + W2008 R2)

Are there any third party tools that will allow you to deploy patches to W7 and W2008R2 client computers over the network? We already have the patches we just need to find a way to deploy them ...
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Finding and downloading all available Win2008 R2 and W7-32bit patches (without using WSUS)

Is there a way to find and download all available MS patches for: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Windows 7 (32-bits) SP1 Without using WSUS or the 'Windows update' tool within the O/S? I basically ...
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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 ...
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How do you know if something is supported by Microsoft? [closed]

I was reading on Technet about how to put Exchange on the Internet via the Hub Transport Server role. The article explains that though this is not the best or recommended way of doing things they ...
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Beginning networking

I have just recently graduated college with an MIS degree. However, I feel that I can expand my knowledge base about networking. I want to become certified in networking either through Microsoft or ...