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“Network name cannot be found” just on some shares

We had an Windows XP in a VMWare virtual machine joined to an Active Directory domain. DC servers are Win2008 and the workstations have static IP addresses. Because the HDD with that vm (called P2) ...
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Windows Search Indexer Uses High CPU Usage

We have a Windows Server 2012. From time to time the Windows Indexer has too high CPU usage. What could cause this and how could it be solved. It runs perfect several weeks and then it takes too much ...
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2answers
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How do you troubleshoot a PPTP+VPN+RDP freeze-up?

The symptoms are: I am at home. I am trying to dial a PPTP VPN. It connects fine. Pinging from command line in windows shows about a 30% ping success rate when the PPTP vpn is up, 100% ping success ...
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Windows “net use” command throwing error, “System error 1909 has occurred” [duplicate]

What is the likely cause of this, if the command is run on Windows Server 2008? It appears that this account is an administrator on this box. I'm running the Windows command line as an administrator ...
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1answer
149 views

How can I easily test connectivity to external sources with WinHTTP?

I've got an server application that uses Winhttp to fetch information from an external source. Occasionally, I'll need to troubleshoot connectivity issues and I'd like an easy way to test connections ...
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Why would one server be sending DUP ACK packets to one PC, which is responding with HTTP RST packets?

I'm not a network profressional, so please excuse any wrong language. I was debugging why my DNS traffic was a constant 160Kbps on our corporate network. I opened up a wireshark trace, and I see one ...
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alfresco, tomcat crashes on startup, no clues in the logs

I have installed an alfresco community edition 4.0 on a Win 2003 R2 with 3GB of RAM. I've used alfresco for some hours, i've created a user, uploaded some documents. But now, restarting it, tomcat ...
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Performing root-cause analysis

I want to learn more about how to perform root-cause analysis. More times than not, our department tells the user to try rebooting (thier Windows XP system), which actually "fixes" a good number of ...
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troubleshooting a printer problem

I have a large Kyocera Printer/Scanner/Copier machine in a office with three PCs (all plugged into a lan via router. The three PCs all have individual printers (inkJets) hooked directly via printer ...
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1answer
316 views

blat.exe getting deleted from my servers

we're using blat.exe as part of many of our setups on Windows Server 2003 SP2 without any problem to send mails via command line. It's simply great. Now, some software we are using provides blat.exe ...
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6answers
870 views

Whence for Windows?

I'm trying to determine the location of an executable (java.exe) on Windows. I know it must exist somewhere in the PATH since I can run it, but I don't know the exact directory that it is being run ...
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How to troubleshoot a hanging process in Windows?

I've been having the same problem with several applications lately -- I start them and they just hang. I don't see anything on the screen, however the application is listed in Task Manager and its CPU ...
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How to troubleshoot events in the Windows Event Logs?

How do you troubleshoot events that are not clear when you read them? Is there a website to search for those Event IDs and errors? In the following example event it is clear that the gateway ...
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4answers
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Windows Network Connection has filled systray with many icons

I have a user that has a crazy amount of network connections populating his systray and he only has one network card and a wireless card. After a while he can hover over them and they will ...
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12answers
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Citrix degrades with 100% CPU

We have a Citrix PS4.0 farm made up of 2 physical and 2 virtual Citrix servers. Any one of them at some point or another will eventually degrade in performance due to hitting 100% CPU usage. I can ...
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Troubleshooting tips for USMT?

We have a large Vista migration underway and are using USMT (User State Migration Tool) to grab profiles in preparation for the push, which has resulted in some problems. The majority of the captures ...
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7answers
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General tips for interpreting error logs

Reading log files can be pretty frustrating as, by nature, their content says as much about the developer who penned them as the problem itself. Do you have any general purpose tips for interpreting ...
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5answers
135 views

Is there any way to tell what is causing an application to lock up?

This happens on a number of PCs (WinXP SP3), where an application will simply lock up. It may be the browser (usually Firefox in our case) or it may be Visual Studio, or something else, but every ...
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3answers
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Troubleshooting (or tracing) Windows network logon problems

I've got a situation where a client computer (Windows Vista) doesn't seem to be sending the right password to a server (Windows Server 2003). The event log records the logon failure, but as far as I ...
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How to troubleshoot Windows? Post your checklist [closed]

There is sometimes a situation when Windows suddenly goes crazy: is slow, unresponsive, some things don't work, it crashes. I wonder how do you approach diagnosing those issues. I'm merely a ...