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Create account for service

I am configuring a new server. The server is running Hudson that is going to copy some files from this server to another. The other server is a virtual machine. Both running Windows Server 2012. ...
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Login to domain account after leaving then rejoining domain

I stupidly removed my laptop from the company domain, but have used the local admin account to put myself back on it. It's setup fine, however I am getting the error there are currently no logon ...
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Does enabling more IIS logging fields consume resources?

It seems that IIS7 doesn't enable the bytes sent and bytes received fields in its logs by default. I would like to enable them so I could watch bandwidth consumption of individual sites, but my ...
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How to trigger cross-platform jobs between Windows and Unix

I have an application which has components on Windows and Unix. I need to run overnight jobs which initiate tasks/jobs on both environment. These need to be sequenced so I cannot simple use Cron / ...
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How can I remotely uninstall a patch from a Windows server?

I have 300 small offices that I need to scan for, and remove the recalled patch: 2982791 Since I have RPC access to all hosts, what command line process can I use to remotely uninstall this patch if ...
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Why does wusa fail with “The System cannot find the file specified”?

On Windows 7 or later, attempting to use wusa.exe to install a CAB file containing a Windows update returns error 0x80070002 (-2147024894), "The System cannot find the file specified". I've tried ...
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Is it possible to create a read-only user account for security auditing purposes?

An organization requires several administrators to have a role of a security auditor. They must have read-only (via network/remote) access to Windows Server 2008 / R2 systems and have permissions to ...
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Is it possible to allow saved passwords for remote desktop in a domain environment?

I have checked the "remember password" and every single time, even if it connects correctly after I type a password and check the box, it does not allow subsequent logins using the stored password, ...
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Putty can't connect to USB modem on Windows 7

I'm trying to configure caller id on a USB modem connected to a Windows 7 x32 machine. Hyperterminal isn't available so I downloaded the latest version of Putty and am using the Serial option. I'm ...
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Is it possible to script 'duplicate display on 2 & 3' in Windows 7? [migrated]

We have about 300 computers that have three displays connected to them: One DVI, one DisplayLink USB/DVI, and and HDMI projector. We would like to duplicate 2 & 3 (USB & HDMI). Windows Key + P ...
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Removing 4 pulled KBs from entire network quickly

Had 4 Microsoft KBs go thru the entire network via WSUS and they are causing problems. How can I remove them all? They are 2982791, 2970228, 2975719, 2975331. SCCM 2012 R2 is used as well.
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Windows - How to redirect all console output to text file? The console program is called by another software that I can't control

It is a pretty complicated issue (at least for me). GUI software at a given moment, calls console software, which outputs something to console and quits. I'd like to save those results to a text ...
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All of the NTFS hard links disappear, where are those 0KB hardlinks stored on disk and how to recover them?

This is Windows 7 x64 sp1 on a NTFS file system. All hardlinks within C:\Windows\System32 folder disappear, and the Windows can't boot, because even the osloader, C:\Windows\System32\boot\Winload.exe ...
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WSUS and Pulled Patches

When Microsoft pulls bad patches, does WSUS automatically pull the patches as well or do we need to do it manually? If we have to do it manually, how do we keep on top of bad patches?
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Error 1935.An error occurred during the installation of assembly 'Microsoft.VC90.CRT,version=“9.0.30729.4148”

I have troubles installing VC runtime libraries to be able to install SQL Server Compact Edition. The same problem causes also other apps to fail when installing, but I chose this one as a good ...
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How do I increase windows service startup timeout

I have migrated software to a very slow sever. Some software services refuses to startup because of system timeout. How do I increase timeout from default 30 sec.(?) to several minutes? Thank you in ...
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How to access Virtual machine using powershell script

I want to access the virtual machine using powershell script. For that I used below script, Enter-PSSession -computername sheetal-VDD -credential compose04.com\abc.xyz1 where, sheetal-VDD is ...
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how do I handle a URI with spaces in a chef source attributes on Windows

I am trying to copy a package from a remote server, into my system and then use chef to install the same. Following is the code I use to copy the package remote_file 'c:/repo/OpenOffice 4.1.0 ...
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Determine what has changed a specific key on Windows registry

History : My C drive disappeared from "Computer" on my Win7. After fixing it a couple of days ago by changing a registry key, I notice today that my C drive has disappeared AGAIN. ...
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A sandbox to learn basic Windows administration [on hold]

I want to learn some of the basics of Windows system administration, such as setting up an Active Directory, remotely administering computers, etc. I also wouldn't mind tinkering with other things ...
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SQL server backup started taking too long [on hold]

I have a database backup job which was taking 8 minutes but last couple of days it's started to taking about 45 minutes. There is no change in the server configuration. Enough disk space available. ...
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Windows Firewall - Printing

I made a grave error with the firewall configs (wanted to harden stuff), and now I am unable to do network printing from a remote computer. Other than "File and printer Sharing", are there any other ...
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How to restrict access to local resources with RDS

I've got a RDS setup on Windows server 2012 and I am trying to stop all access to local resources. I've managed to lock down unc network shares i.e \\someserver\myshare and clipboard etc has been ...
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Can't access SMB shares on Windows but can on Linux

I've been having some problems with a Samba share that I recently set up. The share's configuration is as follows: [data] path = /media/data available = yes valid users = admin read only = no ...
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pfSense and Windows Domain Controller - configuration?

I've got a small scaled business network separated into green, orange and red using pfSense as firewall & gateway. In the local network, there's a Windows server machine hosting a domain ...
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Windows security: default owner configurable?

The "How owners are assigned and set" Technet article is stating: By default, a new object's owner is the security principal identified as the default owner in the access token attached to the ...
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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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How can I tell if any website references a directory in inetpub\wwwroot?

I have a server that has hosted many sites over the years... as many as a hundred. I've got a lot of cruft in \inetpub\wwwroot that has not been well managed. Say I have a directory called ...
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Windows file explorer using port 80 (webdav) instead of 445 (samba smb cifs) for UNC path

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate x86_64 machine, which is failing to access a network samba server. I launch the "Run" dialog, and type in \\192.168.x.x so I am bypassing DNS and NetBIOS name resolution, ...
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What's the difference between mitmproxy (man-in-the-middle proxy) and squid proxy server? [closed]

From what i read mitm proxy can Intercept HTTP requests and responses and modify them on the fly like this ,can similar results be achieved using squid? I am running windows 7 Thanks in advance
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Problems setting Hyper-V permissions

I am using a Windows 2012 Hyper-V server to host some test PCs. Our support personnel should be able to take snapshots of these machines and roll a test machine back to a specific snapshot, but they ...
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Remotely remove user from administrator group, and make it effective immediately

I am trying to write a simple powershell script that ads a domain user to the local admin group on windows machines, and then after 30 Minutes removes them. This is what I have so far. Param( ...
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New 2012 Domain Controller and error “The security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship”

I have a Windows Server 2012 domain controller on a domain DOM1 running at a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain and functional level. All other domain controllers in DOM1 are 2008 R2. DOM1 has a two-way ...
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Restict Internet Connection Except using Proxy

Given (as-is) A router with DHCP enabled An Active Directory Server Two Windows 7 clients joined the domain Planning (to-be) A proxy server Two clients are set to restrict internet connection ...
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Windows computers refusing to connect to WPA2 Enterprise Network

We have all our computers set up on a WPA2 Enterprise network authenticating with a PEAP Certificate. The certificate is valid until 2017, and the network is functioning correctly on all the Macs we ...
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How to block videos by title on youtube using Squid?

For example,i want to block videos that contain the word "cat" in the title. I also do not want the blocked videos appearing in: -Recommended Channels tab -Recommended/related videos -Search ...
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Windows: when new files appear in a folder, take action and move them to a different folder

I would like to do the following in a Windows environment: monitor a folder for the appearance of new file(s), when such files appear, move them into a different folder. Does not necessarily need to ...
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Exchange 2010 multidomain

I have 1 exchange server and I am using multiple domains on it. I want to separate each domain user. The MS Exchange and Active Directory domain is example.com and I have added another accepted ...
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How do I imitate user activity if I have to stay user session alive? [closed]

Administrators assigned a policy that automatically logs off user (all existing applications are being closed) if user is idle for 30 minutes. It's very annoying because I have to keep application ...
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Windows SBS 2011 not accessing .co.uk domains at Random Times but fixes after DNS restart

      I have been facing this issue for a few months now. We are a small office with 10 Clients PC and one Windows SBS 2011 acting as Domain Controller and gateway as ...
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Windows Server 2008 | Mozjpeg 2.x Compiled download 32-64bit [closed]

https://github.com/mozilla/mozjpeg/releases I have searched high and low for a a pre-compiled version of mozjpeg i have 1.x but getting the latest 2.x is prooving to be a mission. Curious if anyone ...
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Forcing Remote Desktop to listen on an adapter on Server Core

I appear to have the problem described here: "After cloning and syspreping [...] VMs running Windows [...], I was not able to connect to the cloned servers by Remote Desktop. After troubleshooting ...
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Windows 7 CMD tracert gives totally different final IP to online traceroute

So, i'm pretty damn rusty with this stuff, and been up all night for client emergency, so excuse me if i'm typing gibberish and didn't find related search results./ I'm suddenly taking over a clients ...
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Config OpenVPN on Window Server 2008 R2 for client can connect server's Lan network

I installed openvpn 2.1 on my Windows Server 2008 R2. My server has 2 network adapter. The first adapter connect to internet. (default gateway here) The second adapter connect to lan network. ip ...
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WINDOWS 8.1 VPN PPTP Network Folders not shown

I recently was able to set up a Windows machine to be used as a VPN Server using windows vpn. I port forwarded 1723 from the modem to the router. The modem has a static ip going towards the internet. ...
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Azure print server - running everything in Azure?

I might have get dragged into a Project involving moving the whole IT shop into Azure. Now that means they have on-site AD, LOB Applications, SQL, Sharepoint etc, plus of course moving to Office 365, ...
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MySQL for Windows Memory Allocation

I am running some queries on some large tables. I tuned my settings so that innodb_buffer_pool_size = 16G and when I look at show variables, I see that 16G is allocated to the instance. I am running ...
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Powershell Copy Function very slow

We have a main files server for a local office, I placed a ESXI host in one of our data centres, I used the recursive copy function to create a small powershell script, and scheduled this for 9pm. For ...
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unable to run the script in linux using plink

I'm unable to run a script in linux using plink.exe. I'm using my user x to login and script is under y user, which I need to sudo to y and run it. I was able to at command prompt manually but not ...
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Replacing folder redirection with work folders

I am currently building a lab to get familiar with Microsoft's new "Work Folder" feature. I am looking for a way to abandon folder redirection and offline files. So far I have one Windows 7 client ...