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How to know when to properly use iSCSI, NFS or SMB?

I have a File Server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It has four 6TB Western Digital RED drives. I want to host my Hyper-V Machines, WSUS (Windows Server Update Service) content and WDS/MDT deploy ISO ...
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Unzip a zip file on shared folder remotely?

I have (and only have) read/write access to a shared folder of a Windows server. There is a big zip file in the folder. I have a slow connection to the server. Is it possible to unzip the zip file ...
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Office 2013 Slow to Open/Save with Folder Redirection

We recently deployed folder redirection for a few individuals in the office. We are using a DFS Namespace share on a Server 2012r2 VM. We are redirecting Desktop and My Documents only. Clients are ...
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Turn off error and access logs for one virtual host (Apache HTTP Server 2.4 on Windows)

How to turn off error and/or access logs for one virtual host in Apache HTTP Server 2.4? OS: Windows (There is a question about that but it is about Linux.)
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Setting Java Runtime max memory in global deployment.properties file doesn't work

Basically I have the same problem as in this question. However the proposed solution doesn't work for me. I have a Java SE 6 program that is started by a .Net program via an ActiveX-bridge dll. On my ...
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Set NTP server on all AD members (old and newly connected) using w32tm or PowerShell?

I am looking for a PowerShell script that I run one time only on the DC. I found w32tm but I don't know how to use it. Thanks in advance!
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Apache Tomcat for Windows - cannot get https to work

Environment: Windows 2003 Server 64-bit Running on VMWare ESX 5.5 8GB of Ram Apache Tomcat 6.0.36 Server D:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_26\jre\bin\server\jvm.dll JDK 1.6 update: 26 Have been able ...
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How to automate input for a repetitive script! Expect in Bash?

I am a junior sys admin. Reason I'm asking this question is because we don't have a senior sys-admin here who is proficient with scripting. Senior guys are at the head office and too busy for ...
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Drive letter conflict between logical drives and mapped network drives

After a reboot, one of my servers seems to be sharing a drive letter between a logical drive array and a network location. F:\ and G:\ are (and were prior to the reboot) logical drive arrays. ...
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SCCM 2012 R2 not registering clients. ApprovalStatus of -1

We are experiencing an issue with SCCM 2012 R2 when a client attempts to register within the DB. The MP_RegistrationManager log is reporting an ApprovalStatus of -1 <![LOG[Mp Reg: Reply message ...
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Windows server 2012R2 RDS installed on Domain Controller will not uninstall

Knowing I had 90 days to figure out the licensing, I installed RDS. Seems I didn't need to as Administrators can log in anyway. Now it seems we don't want to buy any more licenses so I figured I would ...
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Is it technically possible to upgrade TFS 2010 to TFS 2013 Express?

Is there a supported upgrade path from Team Foundation Server 2010 Professional to Team Foundation Server 2013 Express? Is this possible on technical level?
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How can I tell whether an update was imported from the Microsoft Update Catalog?

There are two ways an update might have appeared on a WSUS server. The usual way is for it to have arrived during a synchronization, but it can also be imported from the Microsoft Update Catalog. ...
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How do I install the JRE on a Windows server without Oracle adware?

I would like to install Java on one of our servers, but I am reticent due to Oracle's bundling of an Ask.com toolbar and some virus scanner. I've read that the java updater even installs these for ...
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Subdomains on Apache Windows

I'm trying to get a subdomain working for my website. My website is hosted using Cosmotown as jackzcraft.net Using name.com (old host) it redirects to jackzcraft.net from jackzcraft.com. I want ...
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Outlook is filling up thin client's disk space quickly

I have a number of thin clients at the office. They're on a VM running Windows Server 2008 and Office 2010. The C: drive has 150 GB of space and we use a network storage device for our shared drive ...
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Windows not using manually set IP Address [migrated]

Recently my windows machine that has been working without a problem for over a year decided to start using a dynamic IP address instead of the static one I manually configured it to use. The only ...
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Update SQL Service Pack Named Instance

I have an existing SQL 2008 R2 on SP3. Have another instance in use that is SQL 2008 R2 SP1 I need to update the named instance with sp1 to sp3 but i'm not getting any options. It tells me my version ...
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Can I Map a Network Drive on a server to itself (SharePoint Server)?

I'm running a Windows 2012 64bit Server R2, computer name server-01, and I want to map a network drive to a path located on the same server. (This is needed for SharePoint 2013 development.) ...
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Network folder marked offline and will not go back online when accesssed by hostname

I've got a Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 domain with a few PCs. One PC is currently connected remotely by VPN. There were some connection issues before, which have since been resolved, but now ...
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Migrate DNS from Linux to Windows 2008 DNS?

At the moment, the company I work for has an external facing DNS through server 2008 and our internal server points to a Linux server (I wasn't here for the original setup so more specifics are harder ...
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Windows Server | Graphs to monitor resorces [on hold]

So Linux users have "Dstat" which lets them monitor the network with graphs. Is there any Windows alternative? I am looking for real time graphs to monitor network and cpu/memory (as a bonus) on ...
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how do I set restrict anonymous to 2

I want to change the registry setting for restrictanonymous to "2" (HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\restrictanonymous). I created a script to do this but noticed the setting kept on going ...
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VSS Writers Issue. No Resolution

We have around 15-20 servers all are windows server 2003 having issues with backup. Issues are - VSS writers takes alot of time to get listed - VSS snapshot fails while taking backup - Sometimes VSS ...
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Duplicate MAC address, can be blocked?

Let's say we have DHCP server and provided MAC filtering system. Can we blocked the next spoofed MAC address? The next device will not be leased any IP address. Or normally it is already blocked by ...
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Able to view new files from a samba share only after refresh

I'm currently trying to access a samba share from windows server 2012 When I access the share I'm only able to view 210 files out of 460 files and the remaining files are only viewable after ...
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SSL stops working randomly and often with no changes made prior

Searched this site for a while and couldn't find anything the same as this. Most point to signet which I don't see. SSL site was working great for the last two years. All of a sudden it went down ...
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Finding out if shares are made available offline in Windows 7 by default without corrupting the offline files cache?

We have some rather large shares that people connect to at work, and it would be best if these shares did not even attempt to synchronize into the local Windows 7 offline files folder. How does one ...
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Possible to name a computer the same as a domain?

If I have a domain called "HOUSE" with user "JOHN", would it be possible to rename a PC to "HOUSE" with a local user called "JOHN"? So both would then be HOUSE\JOHN. Edit: I should add, the PC is on ...
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“Please Wait” When running startup script, only on Windows 8.1

I have a startup script and I have been testing it on 3 different virtual machines. These machines are running different versions of Windows(7, 8, and 8.1). They all have the same Group Policy applied ...
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Modified batch file that kills a certain process

I am looking for a simple batch script that kills a process which listens to a certain ip and to a certain port. If there are less than 10 connections to this process, then it should be killed. If ...
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Setting to Show/Hide Hidden items on a Folder

Where is the setting to display or not display hidden items on a particular folder? For example, if the global setting is to show all hidden files, how would I change the seeing on the Desktop ...
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Automate domain join and computer name in deployment

I am trying to automate as much as possible of the imaging/deployment process as possible for an upcoming project. I have the reference image on media which will be used to install the OS. My ...
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Sharing a Windows network share via another server

Here is what I am trying to achieve: Server A -------> Server B\Share ------> Server C\Share I would like to share a Windows network share exposed on server C by creating a "bridge" Windows ...
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Why there is no shutdown button while connected via RDP?

Just wondering why there is no buttons for restart/shutdown/sleep/hibernate when i am connected via RDP? I would like to do some work and turn PC off or put it to sleep mode for power saving, because ...
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Use manually assigned ipv6 address

I have a /48, and from this I assigned a /64 to this lan I have a windows 8.1, which I want to use an assigned ip for outgoing adress. But I keep getting an automatically assigned address. netsh ...
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Exception for Specific Word in PAC file

I just want to ask about the exception of specific word in the pac file. For instance, if there is a "proxy" word it would be directed to 10.10.5.10, if there's no "proxy" word it would be directed to ...
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high availabilty port forwarding in mswindows

I need port forwarding for a mswindows host, but I need something which can handle more than one target with fail over. There are no end of tools to do this on Linux/Unix (haproxy, balance, ...
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What is the advantage of moving Groups in Organization Units in AD environment beside organizing?

I know the advantage of using OUs (organizing and GPOs).with OUs you can organize your users and computers, assign group policy to them, and deligate control over a set of users and computers. But ...
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Sessionizing Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a host setup with WS12R2 and I plan to create 10 other HVMs with WS12R2 and setup services on each one and I was wondering is there a way to use the host installed OS so that when I upgrade the ...
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How to fix multiple reboot issue after joining domain?

I'm seeing that after joining machines to a specific ADA domain that the computers require you to reboot twice. Not to join domain but for any reboot ever. This only happens after it has joined ...
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How to disable Windows 7 recycling message [migrated]

Some months ago, after some Windows patches (I don't know which one caused it), I started getting a recycling pop-up when deleting files. It doesn't happen every single time but it does happen most of ...
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Unable to connect to internet with Azure point to site VPN

I setup azure point-to-site vpn. I chose the location as Western Europe, I also used Google's DNS servers in the setup. I created a certificate, uploaded it and then connected to the VPN from my ...
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Sync DNS zones on a Standalone DNS server from a AD integrated zone

I need to install DNS services on a Server [which is a part of a domain but not a Domain Controller]. I have around 12 Domain Controllers which have DNS roles installed on them and they have around 25 ...
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Samba hides files with unicode text in their names from Windows clients

I have a few files that I synced from another server that ended up with some German (unicode) characters in their names. These files don't show up to windows clients that mount the samba CIFS shares. ...
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Testing MySQL 32-bit ODBC connection via CMD

I'm going to make a batch script to do some basic troubleshooting. Among other things, I want to test 32-bit MySQL ODBC's for connectivity. This script will run locally on each workstation. There ...
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Windows Event ID 4624 Repeating With Resource Not Available

We've recently started logging 4624 event IDs on our domain controllers to help track user activity. Overall this has been fine, but recently started getting these messages over and over again. ...
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How to escape pipeline char in Windows shell?

I need to specify a regular expression that includes | character to findstr command: processtext.exe | findstr /R "Hello|Bye" How do I escape it? \| does not work. Quotes fix issue with pipelining ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - does the RDS licensing mode revert back to default after a license's grace period ends?

In my Remote Desktop licensing manager, I see that I have two licenses installed: Windows Server 2000 Server - Default provided TS CAL per device Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 - Temporary TS or RDS ...
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Cannot change dcom permission on Windows x64 2012 R2 datacenter

Cannot change dcom permission on Windows x64 2012 R2 datacenter. The component is 32 bits. I start the config running mmc comexp /32. I can change it, but Windows won't save the configuration. I check ...