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Moving AppData to a new share: best practice for moving data

My company uses folder redirection to store the AppData folder on a network share. I will be moving the AppData to a new share and I was wondering about the automatic data transfering feature of the ...
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Multiple domains within a school network environment

The work placement I am currently at has two domains a old one and a new one. The new one is pointed to our frog server which hosts our website on our internal network and we have a osx server which ...
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Reducing VHD sizes that are dynamic

I have a Hyper-V server running on WS2012. I have a Windows 7 running as a dynamic disk. I delete files and more from within to attempt to save disk space and reduce the size. However, the size does ...
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Outlook 2007 Calendar issue

A calendar was imported into outlook from PST, but ever since its been impossible to modify or change the imported meetings, this is a huge issue, there are 100's of meetings that cannot be changed ...
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SSH like, simple vpn for Win2012 -> 2012 for SQL Log shipping?

On linux, you can fire up a quick and dirty port redirection via ssh, and do scp etc. One or two commands on each side, and you are cooking. Chron job to check it is up and restart it if nec. E.g. ...
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Having Windows Server ISO file and key how install it as a VM on top of Windows Azure VM OS and open its RDP port?

I Windows Server 2012 R2 ISO file and key. It seems to have unlimited RDP connections allowed (Azure default Windows Server OS provides only 2). how (in as small amount of new software installments as ...
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TCP [RST,ACK] ignored

I have a Windows 2008 server and an application that connects over Internet to it. From time to time I see that I receive a TCP [RST, ACK] that is ignored by my application. Using TCPViewer I still ...
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Failing drive in RAID10 array; which degraded state will be least punishing on performance?

Running on LSi 9260-16i, with 16 SAS drives (Seagate Savvio 15k.2). One drive is getting media read errors, so we're going to RMA it out. Which of these is the least performance destroying option in ...
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Isit possible to share a linux machines hard drive across a vrack with a Windows server?

So the title says it all can i setup a linux server to share the hard drives across a vrack with Windows server 2008 / 2012 ? I have shared windows server hard drives with other windows machines but ...
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With a the built-in Windows software-RAID1 mirror, what procedure does Windows follow on an unreadable sector?

For modern retail hard drives, the Unrecoverable Read Error (URE) is around 1x10E14 bits. This translates into one bad sector for every 12 terabytes of data read. For enterprise class hard drives, its ...
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Windows 7 image should fit on USB flash drive, but imagex says “There is not enough space on the disk.”

Using this Microsoft Technet guide I'm trying to capture my windows 7 image for future workstations and have an issue that I don't understand. When booted into Windows PE after prepping the image as ...
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Tell Java on Cygwin it's running on Unix [on hold]

I have a strange, proprietary Java program that's made for Linux. It actually runs fine on Mac, but it was really made for Linux in mind. For example, so if its parts are started with bash scripts. I ...
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windows VM with vshpere - not accessible

All, Am relatively new to virtualisation. I have multiple ESXi hosts that were being managed by vSphere clients running on windows VM on one of the host itself. Accidently I changed the setting of ...
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service stuck at pending start

The thing is, i have a third-party application, that, somehow, in its service form, works properly only with the 'standard' name, the one with which it installs itself. Would i create my custom own ...
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Local storage for Server 2012 file share under ESXi

I have an ESXi 5.5 server with two local disks, one is 300GB and the other is 2TB. The configuration is for a small organization that will have two Windows 2012 servers - one Domain Controller and the ...
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best backup and audit review tool [on hold]

what is the best tool for taking backup and audit logs periodically on a windows machine?
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Windows 2012 r2 mirroring is not available

I have two disks that are a little bit larger than 2TB. During Windows installation i selected the whole unpartitioned disk to install Windows to. After the setup realized that installer created one ...
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Can't open sockets on Windows [on hold]

I can't seem to open any sockets. Several programs that depend on setting up a server have stopped working. I've tried opening a socket through Ruby and the operation times out. The one thing I've ...
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How do I check network buffer queue size?

I'm currently trying to investigate how queue size varies affect throughput in network. Hence, I've tried googling around but to no avail. Hopefully someone here could shed some light on me. How do ...
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Shellshock affecting Windows systems with bash [on hold]

With this Bash Shellshock Bug, I realized that there are a lot of Windows systems with Bash on it in the form of Git-SM with GitBash, Cygwin (which they did update), Ruby DevKit, MinGW, and a whole ...
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How can I see the windows computer name for an ec2 instance without logging in via RDP?

It seems like this should be straightforward, but I don't see it in the console nor did I notice anything in "describe-instances" for it. Given some alert e-mails are getting tied to the machine name ...
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Is there any way to exclude a list of applications from Software Restriction Policies?

As a result of a number of recent Cryptowall outbreaks ay my current employer, I've been tasked with finding a way to stop it from happening again, basically. The obvious solution would seem to be ...
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EFS - how to disallow encrypted files on network share?

I have two servers, both on domain, both Windows Server 2008 R2, to my eye almost identically configured. Server1 allows to copy encrypted files to his network shares, Server2 gives error when trying ...
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Strange Windows Server 2003 File Permissions

I ran Somarsoft Dumpsec against a Windows 2003 server for file permissions. Instead of see all "R"s, "X"s, and "ALL"s for file permissions, I see an occasional "dx00010156". Does anyone know what ...
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Exchange 2007 - Unable to Start Information Store - Error IMAIL_E_CODE_PAGE_CONVERSION

We're currently having an issue with an Exchange server (running 2007) where we cannot start the Information Store server. No new updates or programs have been installed. Currently the server is ...
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AV File Exclusion - Multiple Levels [closed]

I need to exclude certain files from AV scanning for a directory and all sub directories. The directory names are random and change. Is there a technique using wild cards to accomplish this? ...
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How can I generate a list of the security groups a set of users belong to?

I have been asked to generate a list of the security groups (so specifically not the distribution groups) that a list of approximately 50 users belong to. I have a list of users, users.txt that ...
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Win7: Black screen with cursor [closed]

Now I'm trying to recovery a laptop of our developer. So it's Asus X53U-SX197D, early I've installed GRUB2 to recovery Ubuntu 14.04. Now win7 don't starting. I don't know what to do, I tried to ...
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Unnecessary Certificate Authority in Domain

I have an organization with a file server that is a secondary domain controller(2003 R2), an Exchange server(2008 R2), and a primary domain controller(2008 R2). We also have what used to be the ...
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Disable Windows Share Without Administrator Access

We have a folder on a windows server shared to provide access to an important application. When the application is being updated we (DBAs) change the permissions on the share to deny all access to it ...
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How I would start correct the Windows SharePoint Services Administration service?

First of all I have 2 virtual machines, one for the Active Directory and the other one for SP Server and SQL server together. I've come across a handful of posts regarding KB934525 for Windows ...
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RDS 2012 R2: Hide libraries in file explorer

I am searching for a solution to hide the libraries in File Explorer for Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS. I read a lot of posts about this. It should be possible with registry keys. ...
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Change user password on other domain command line

I'd like to change user's password using cmd.exe on domain account. I tried net user user_name * /domain but it doesn't work, because my user is on another domain. How can I specify, to which ...
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Multi-Monitor Remote Desktop [migrated]

Since going back to school (for my M.S. I went from SysAdmin to part-time/consultant), I'm frequently working from my home office, and I find myself often using remote desktop to work on specific ...
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Upgrade Windows Server and preserve UNC paths?

We have a Win2003 file server that is the heart of the org. Lots of UNC paths point to it. Drive letter mappings need to stay stable. How can we abstract the UNC path, in such a way that we can move ...
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Control my small business office network access [closed]

We are 11 employees, small business office. 11 client computers, 2 servers computer and 1 switch intelbras SF 2400 QR. We have vistors often while. So how we can setup a network so we have a group for ...
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Solution to rewrite path on old software to prevent write permission inside %programfiles%

I'm looking for a solution to rewrite specific path an old software use inside it's own folder, in %programfiles%. Old software saving it's data in it's own folder require editing permission ...
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Forward NTLM authentication to corporate proxy from local proxy server

I have a Python script which is supposed to access various web API's from our server out through to the internet. The issue is that Python support from what I've seen is quite poor when it comes to ...
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Cannot start Virtual Machine

I am trying to setup a Virtual Server using the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V but each time, when I click start, after creating the Server, I get an error: An error occurred while attempting to start ...
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C++ windows http server only responds to requests from localhost [closed]

using the window's httpapi lib i created a simple http server using the usual windows calls HttpInitialize HttpCreateRequestQueue HttpCreateServerSession HttpCreateUrlGroup HttpAddUrlToUrlGroup ...
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What is the extra data specified in a DNS entry called?

A Windows DNS server can have extra data specified in it's DNS entry to alert certain machines of the location of specific types of servers...for instance an entry might have a some of this data that ...
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Scheduled Task Naming Conventions? [closed]

I would like to hear of examples of a naming convention for Scheduled Tasks in Windows, along with rationale. Thanks.
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What software can I use to create a private network between Windows Server 2012 boxes regardless of physical location?

I have several Windows Server 2012 dedicated servers with static ip addresses. I am wondering if it's possible to create a secure private network for these machines using software only. The machines ...
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Apply gpo only on one OU

How can you create a GPO for only one Organizational Unit ? The GPO I want to create is pretty simple, it just set the minimal password length. Given that I don't want all the users to have the same ...
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Give users access to Set-Mailbox command to change -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota -Prohibit SendQuota and -IssueWarning in Exchange 2010

Is it possible to give users access to Set-Mailbox command to change -ProhibitSendReceiveQuota -ProhibitSendQuota and -IssueWarning parameters on every mailbox on Exchange server 2010 without giving ...
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Apache, SERVER_NAME overridden by HTTP_HOST

I'm using Apache/2.4.10 (Win32) and I have a question about the relation between SERVER_NAME and HTTP_HOST. I have noticed a strange(at least I think) behavior of apache, inside my httpd.conf I have: ...
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Add a command into an existent remote console application

I manage to open a console application in a remote computer by using PSTools using PsExec.exe. C:\PsExec.exe -i 2 -s -d \128.168.500.500 -u username -p password "D:\myApp.exe" That will open a ...
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Execute a git pull on a remote windows server [on hold]

I'm trying to remotely execute a git pull on a Windows server via New-PSSession powershell script. Most git commands like status and help, but when I execute a pull command it just hangs and I confirm ...
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Samba share on AIX. Access from Windows machines only seeing files on primary IP address.

Dealing with an issue that at first I thought was server side (hence posting here) but now I am less sure. We have a Samba share presented from an AIX server. Windows machines can access just fine ...
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How to change password complexity for mailbox in exchange 2013

I find the default password policy in exchange pretty weak (only 6 char.). Is there a way to change this password policy ? e.g. : Minimum 1 cap, Minimum 8 letters. Thank you !