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Dynamic DNS Registration over VPN?

In our Windows AD domain, we have 2 DCs that also act as our DNS servers which allow the client computers to update their A records. We have a lot of outside salespeople, so some of our laptops have ...
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On server 2008 R2 shutdown not enough time to save all Hyper-V VMs

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 host with lot of VM's on it. Due to specific usage requirement I need all of the VM's states be saved on server Shutdown but it takes too much time (about 20-25 ...
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How to check that a process is running on windows with zabbix

What would be the correct way to test that a specific process* is running on a host machine running Windows 7 that is connected to zabbix server? After reading a bit I understood using the proc_info ...
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Copying default profile for new users fails with “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process”

I've built a Windows 2012 R2 Standard x64 terminal server (session-based). Early in the setup process, I was able to log in with my Active Directory credentials, but when I turned it over for wider ...
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A Ghost File on my website

We have three IIS 7.5 server running on Windows 2008, R2, 64-bit OS. Recently we have a problem with the two of them in relation to a one .htm file. For some reason the site seems to serve an older ...
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Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts [migrated]

I feel like I've seen this problem with multiple virtual machines with Win8 and Win7 on multiple physical machines using VMWare and Visual Studio Tablet Simulator. Once you start using a virtual ...
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Running multiple instances of a Batch file in windows simultaneously?

I have a windows batch file that is invoked by windows scheduler. When I try to have multiple windows scheduler tasks trying to run the batch file simultaneously, the batch file is locked by the first ...
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UFD with Windows PE requires HDD Drivers to see local drives

hi I'm attempting to image a machine, but after following the instuctions listed on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217(v=ws.10).aspx I have hit a problem. The reference computer ...
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Ms-exchange 2013 audit logs retrieving in csv format not working?

I need help regarding pulling specific information from exchange 2013. The information pertains to mail-exchange audit logs. The exchange in my environment is ms-exchange 2013. Steps performed so far ...
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Remote administration of hundreds of Windows servers with no Active Directory [on hold]

What would be the best approach to remotely manage hundreds of Windows 2008 R2 Servers that are not joined to a central authentication system and/or Active Directory? In the Linux ecosystem there are ...
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Why could ntfs mount hung up?

I've got a centos with mounted ntfs folder. From time to time a backup script performs certain backup routine on that ntfs folder. However, periodically it hangs up: either it takes years to receive ...
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Access to Windows event observer with ODBC

Is there a way to access the Windows Event Observer data from something like an ODBC datasource? Or a way to export data (lets say that we limit age of data to 1 week or one month) in a structured ...
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no local computer physical store, only registry and smartcard

I'm currently encountering an issue whereby i cannot see the "local computer" physical store, under trusted root CA, when attempting to install a cert. Instead the only stores i see are "Registry" and ...
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How to allow access to winrs for non-admin user?

I have Windows Server 2012 (and Server 2008, but it is next priority) to monitor it using txwinrm. txwinrm library internally is using WinRS protocol. I have to monitor it using least privileged user, ...
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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit: Missing install.wim for windows 8.1

I'm trying to setup a windows 8.1 deployment using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 but I'm having trouble importing the operating system files. The sources directory in the Windows 8.1 installation ...
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Change Local Group Policies remotely on Windows workstations outside Windows domain

Is it possible to change Local Group Policies on Windows workstations remotely outside a Windows domain? Furthermore, can a script be written that would change GP on several workstations one by one? ...
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Check zone assignment from Windows Explorer in Windows 8/Server 2012

I'm trying to determine whether a particular folder is assigned to the Intranet zone. On previous versions of Windows, I could look in the status bar at the bottom of a Windows Explorer window, like ...
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How to copy a file with its parent directories on Windows?

I want to do this on Windows command line: copy foo\bar\baz\myfile.txt c:\destination And end up with: (assuming c:\destination existed but was empty) c:\destination\foo\bar\baz\myfile.txt How ...
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on my windows 2008 machine rt.jar is deleted from jre\lib folder after reboot

I am observing a strange behavior on my Windows machines. I have a Server application(jboss 6.1.0) that uses Java JRE 1.6u29. Machine reboot is causing the rt.jar file within the JRE to be deleted. ...
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Opening port 8080 on Windows firewall [migrated]

I am not sure if I am just missing a trick here and it will be something rather simple, or if I am trying to do something that just isn't going to work.. Anyway, I have an asp.net site and I am using ...
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Server 2012 SysPrepped Image Prompts to Approve Eula after Domain Join

I am trying to upgrade our base web server image from Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012. Our cloud vendor allows us to SysPrep an IAAS instance, image it and then restore it. I have this part all ...
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Incorrect lease times from Windows 2012 R2 DHCP

Env: Two Windows 2012 R2 DHCP servers in active/passive (hot standby) mode serving one scope. Scope lease duration: 1 day. MCLT: 1 hour. Situation: New dhcp client gets IP configuration with a ...
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Bitlocker Auto-Unlock

Can anyone comment on how the auto-unlock feature of bitlocker works. Specifically what I would like to know is how the the unlock key is encrypted and stored and when the unlock process takes place. ...
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Error 4673 audit failure filling security logs

I have an isolated desktop computer in my office that I run weekly security audits on. I check the logs for odd behavior then export and clear them out. The logs are filled with "Audit failure ...
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Windows workstations in a Windows domain with a Linux domain controller [closed]

There's a Windows network of about 60 workstations I am going to be responsible for. The network is in a terrible mess, so I decided to rebuild it from the ground up. Currently, there are some Windows ...
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Windows DNS dnscmd.exe SecureList syntax

DnsCmd let's you provide a list of nameservers to allow for secure zone transfers, however providing a list like 127.0.0.1 10.0.0.2 10.0.0.4 causes the machine to consume memory and CPU until it ...
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How to find out which server generated a CSR

I sent a client a CSR a few months ago and now they finally sent me back the CA response. However, there are multiple Windows 2008R2 servers and I don't remember which one I used to generate the CSR ...
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Does openconnect have a Windows build? [closed]

http://www.infradead.org/openconnect/contribute.html seems to suggest that there is not yet a Windows installer for OpenConnect. Are there binaries for this floating around on the internet, or is this ...
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How to detect whether a particular cert has been installed on a Windows box?

A pre-req for a particular application deployment is that we need a particular PKI certificate installed in the Windows Trusted Publishers cert store of the PCs before installing. Is there any way to ...
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Evaluating current ACEs on NTFS ACLs with PowerShell

We have a document management system that has million of files on a NTFS file system accessed through a network share. A single service account needs full permission to all of these files and the ...
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How Setup LDAP server on Windows 7 step by step?(Very confused) [closed]

I need to create a Ldap Server in windows 7 and create address book to import inside Thunderbird.I want step by step.
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Backup Active Directory users' files, deploy via GPO? [closed]

Am looking for a solution which can be configured to be deployed via group policies. I've looked into Windows Backup, but it doesn't fulfill our requirements. We need something like this: Runs ...
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Is that OK to leave a small endless loop script running on server? [closed]

Looks like I need to update the full scenario here for all. Our users need to pick up whatever they need from our file server to sync to remote location, but users have limited permissions on file ...
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Enumerate Windows DNS Server Zone attributes via shell

I'd like to use a command-line tool to list a (primary) zone's configured secondary servers, if any. Dnscmd comes close with: dnscmd server /ZoneResetSecondaries:[list of secondaries] But, I ...
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Get IPs of printers on Windows print server via SNMP\Script

I am setting up an icinga server for monitoring printer status via SNMP (toner levels, errors, that kind of thing). All of the printers are accessible via a shared windows print server (Printer is ...
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Special Administration Console (SAC) in linux

Windows have Special Administration Console (SAC), same feature is available to linux? Refer http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc785873(v=ws.10).aspx
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WSUS server overwrite manual updates?

I recently took my first IT job, at a midsize bank as one of the two IT staff. We use WSUS to manage updates to the network machines, but the SUS server has been offline since before I started. ...
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What rights should non-admin user have to run Get-WmiObject?

I am trying to monitor windows machine with the help of wmi and powershell remoting. I managed to successfully start remote session with that machine throught non-admin user account, but now I have a ...
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How to reset SkyDrive/OneDrive sync? [migrated]

Is there a way to empty SkyDrive/OneDrive without deleting the files in the cloud. I'm running Windows 8.1 and would like to revert all of the files to "online-only" mode except that the function ...
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File copy, in series or parrallel? [migrated]

I have to copy manually several files and backup a lot of datas. It's from an HP laptop, 7200rpm harddrive sata (no raid), windows 8.1 to an external USB3.0 7200rpm harddrive. Both uses NTFS ...
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PIV authentication on redhat

I'm looking for a solution, or set of technologies, (etc) - for setting up a mixed (win 7, rhel 6.5) network with centralized login using smart cards (PIV). I know that this is possible using a ...
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What is causing the Collateral damage when deleting old profiles?

#Get user names that have logged onto workstation $Users = gwmi win32_networkloginprofile | where {$_.name -match "EXP\\"} | where {$_.name -notmatch "srvtasksched"} $Users | foreach{ $Name = ...
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How to find the creation date of a local user account?

I would like to get the creation date of a local user account (Win 7 if it matters). I've looked at the following WMI objects (and google of course): Win32_UserAccount Win32_NetworkLoginProfile The ...
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Softlink or hardlink a Linux remote folder in Windows [closed]

The thing is that, our codebase is located on a remote server, that, we access it through a vpn with putty. The server is in CentOs. I was wondering if its possible to softlink or hardlink this folder ...
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How to backup RAID 0 larger than 2 T? [migrated]

I have a situation. I use 2 of 1T drive as RAID 0 for C dirve. but when I make a windows image backup to a single drive , I got I/O error which means that the drive i m trying to back up can't be ...
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Virtualised windows 8 box always logs out on rdp disconnect [migrated]

I have a fresh windows 8.1 install running inside virtual box. Active directory is not in use. I can remote desktop to it OK, but as soon as I disconnect it logs the user out. I've disabled the ...
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Migrate Windows Media Services (WMS) to IIS Media Services

We have an ageing Win2k3 IIS server that has 1000's of video clips (WMV format) on our intranet. Most are using WMS publishing points, some are static links to the WMV's and some are being server up ...
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Windows server 2012 ignores static routing

BIG UPDATE: I was blind I see now that route 172.17.50.1 has netmask 255.255.255.255 and so it point to single host! But now I cannot understand how can I ping 172.17.50.10 because there is not route ...
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Third Party Wildcard Certificate on DCs for LDAPS

I am trying to provide Authentication as a Service to my customers. LDAP authentication is perfect for this however I am not a fan of clear text sessions.... enter LDAPS. Active Directory of course ...
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What options do I have to connect to a remote Windows server if RDP is broken?

What options do I have to connect to a remote Windows server if RDP is broken (unresponsive), I don't have console access, and the server isn't physically close? On Linux, if VNC wasn't working, I ...