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Windows Scheduled Task HostName Placeholder

Hi I need to run a service on start up that cannot be run using system. Under user is there a way to have a placeholder for the hostname vs a hard written hostname because when autoscaling the ...
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Windows Update from Intranet URL using Powershell command

We are using SCCM for updates and I am building the automation to build the server. the SCCM takes almost 15 minutes to connect to it even if it is configured so I need to use the Internal Update URL ...
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Windows Event Forwarding (WEF) Large Scale Environment

We currently use Nxlog on all of our DCs and send that data to a central syslog-ng server. Due to dealing with the agent on each computer and the need for additional agents that only support reading ...
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Tomcat7.exe vs Tomcat7w.exe and Windows NAS drive

I am still fighting with how to make Tomcat installed as a Windows service (Windows server 2012 or experimenting with Windows 8) see mounted NAS drive. I tried various approaches from ...
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Networking related

I created two Vlans in a switch: Vlan 2 and 4. I want to access these two vlans in my computer without help of L3 switches. For this purpose I created port 24 as a trunk and directly connected to it ...
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Remote Desktop Can't Connect to Cloned VM

I've got a Windows 2012 Server VM that I've cloned from another VM. I've done the following: Right-Clicked on "This Computer" -> Properties -> Remote Settings and checked "Allowed Remote ...
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Nginx server block with both IP address and server name for virtual hosts

I am having trouble with configuring virtual hosts with Nginx, and am wondering if that may be because of this remark in Nginx Http Server 2nd Edition, p.68 ...creating server blocks that you ...
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Is there an Windows Event Viewer Event for “No available connections” or No Ethernet Connection?

I am trying to create a GPO that disables a laptop's wireless card whenever a Ethernet LAN is detected, and Enable the wireless whenever an Ethernet LAN is not detected. Right now I have a GPO that ...
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Windows - apply timeout value to putty link

For quick access to a server i'm frequently working on if created a shortcut on my desktop with the following target: C:\Users{myUser}\Desktop\putty.exe sshuser@domain.com -pw sshpassword ...
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How can I use PowerShell to enable NTFS compression, in place, on log files older than x days?

I have an application server, running Windows 2012 R2, which generates a high volume of log files, to the point that it runs the application volume out of free space on a semi-regular basis. Due to ...
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Windows 7 Dial-in Server Setup [on hold]

I need to setup a Windows 7 Home Premium computer to act as a dial-in server, so that I can access a device connected to its ethernet port. I have a USR5637 external modem connected to it, and the ...
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Linux rdp client problems connecting to 2012 VDI collection

Well, I´ve implemented a Windows 2012 RDS VDI infrastructure, with 2 VDI collections: one with Windows 7 and other with Windows 10. I can connect to any collection using Windows RDP Client. I´m trying ...
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What happens with the local virtual machine when I shutdown my PC [migrated]

I have an Hyper-V virtual machine running on my PC and I'm in the middle of an installation wizard. but I have to shutdown my PC where the Hyper-V is running. My question is, what happens with the ...
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Store GPO Scripts in Netlogon or Policy Folder?

Is it best practice to store logon scripts centrally in \\DOMAIN\Netlogon or in the policy folder they get put in by default, eg. ...
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Windows task scheduler event viewer trigger 0x800704DD

I am creating a Windows task in Windows 2008 R2 for an Event Viewer event. I wish for it to display a dialog box. However the task will only trigger if a user is logged in. I wish for the task to ...
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NTFS: User can edit/delete files without rights

I have a very strange NTFS rights phenomenon on a fileserver and I cannot find my mistake, pulling my hair out for hours now. What am I missing? My goal is: User from Group-A should be able to ...
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After adding vboxmanage to PATH, getting “ 'cmd' is not recognized as an internal or external command” [migrated]

Am trying to add virtualbox exe's to the windows PATH. But after adding "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox" to the PATH env am getting the below error. And most of the usual commands are not ...
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Cant RDP into server 2012 after VPN role added

Hi I installed the VPN role whilst connected to my remote Windows 2012 server via RDP. As soon as the service started my RDP session was ended and I can no longer reconnect. I also cannot connect via ...
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Hyper-V vm can ping host but host cannot ping Hyper-V vm?

When ping host from hyper-v VM, it works both with ipv4 or ipv6. Pinging MyHost [fe80::3549:ee49:a75c:619c%9] with 32 bytes of data: Reply from fe80::3549:ee49:a75c:619c%9: time<1ms Reply from ...
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How to remove unnecessary Installer files from Microsoft Office Installer?

I am trying to deploy Microsoft InfoPath 2013 using SCCM. InfoPath was only ever included in the MSOffice 2013 installer, not as a standalone. (I think there is a 365 standalone now days, but we don't ...
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MSEchangeReok Error on Exchange Server

Got an error appearing on a clients server, the error is as follows. The Microsoft Exchange Replication service failed to start the TCP listener. Error: System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An attempt ...
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Java package moved to new Windows server is throwing a memory error - “Attempt to access invalid address”

I have been tasked with moving an existing Java application to a new server. The old server is Windows 2008 R2 64-bit, running Java 32bit version 1.7.0_80. The java memory heap settings must be ...
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Dsquery group –name A* --> dsquery failed:'A*' is an unknown parameter

From here: http://ss64.com/nt/dsquery-group.html Examples Find all groups on the current domain with a name that starts with 'Admin' C:\> dsquery group -name Admin* Find all groups in the ...
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how to release shared files' locks from other systems before server downtime - with Powershell?

Is there a way to use Powershell to clean up/release file locks on a server when it's time to upgrade? we have other systems connecting to the server's shared resources over the network and some files ...
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How to secure AD administration with MFA

I'm evaluating an MFA solution such as Duo or Okta (any one have an opinion on that?). Adding MFA to web logins is straight forward but I want to add another layer of security to our Active Directory ...
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net use - error code 1219

I am trying to understand what causes the error code 1219 (multiple connections to server by same user). The background of my question, we are currently installing a machine at a customer, where our ...
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Windows 10 lockout time (via registry)

Anyone know how to set the lockout duration (for Windows 10), via the registry? I'm having a heck of a time finding the right key. Thanks.
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Run as a different user without a password from an elevated prompt in Windows

There are a several utilities to run as a different user (eg: runas, cpau, psexec) but all of them require the password for the respective user, even if you are already running with elevated ...
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Can I understand if two Windows VM are running on the same phisical machine?

As per title, I would like to know if is possible that given two Windows VM to establish if they are running on the same phisical machine or not.
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script to temporarily block remote users from logging into a windows server during downtime

I'm looking for a solution to the following issue: we have a windows server with a bunch of people logging in remotely to work on stuff; when we need to upgrade the server, we issue warnings via ...
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Unattended install of PostgreSQL 9.5 on Windows, modifying config files

I'd like to perform an unattended installation of PostgreSQL 9.5 on a number of Windows 7 machines, ideally by assigning an MSI via Group Policy. There seems to be no MSI file, but the EnterpriseDB ...
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What is the best predictive monitoring toolr? [on hold]

I am looking for a monitoring tool which will help the users to clear their issues easily using the monitoring tool and which can provide a proactive response OR service.It must be something similar ...
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Windows utility list compatible devices with linux

I would like to known if some machine is compatible with the Linux kernel (if device modules are available) and which distribution is recommended (one that by default supply the required kernel and ...
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Logical Drive 1 Fatal Error System Logs

When a Client Backup starts on my 2012 Server Essentials, it fails and I receive the following error in my System log: Logical drive 1 of array controller B120i [Embedded] returned a fatal error ...
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Local Apache sends incomplete JS Files to the browser [on hold]

I have a problem with my Local Server on my Development Machine. I´ve installed an Apache 2.2 and sometimes the Browser gets incomplete Javascript Files. Maybe someone has an idea about this and how ...
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PC Randomly crashes with c000021a code

At work we have some PCs that run on Windows XP SP2 (They are segmented away from the internet) and they have been having some issues which strike me as strange, there is 6 PCs that went down, all ...
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How to configure Windows to trust a network share using a GPO?

I keep getting the following warning whenever I try to open a share from my DFS. How can I configure Windows (10 in this case) to trust anything under the root of my DFS via GP? It seems odd that ...
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upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10 caused disk failure

last week I started upgrading a computer (HP Pro 3120 bought since 2011 I think) at one of my clients's office, I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10. To do the upgrade I used first the windows ...
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Network Path not Found Accessing Shares on SBS2011 from Server 2008 R2

I have three servers plus my laptop: ServerA (Server 2003, IP: 1.1.1.1) (at my office, ADSL fixed IP) ServerB (SBS 2011, IP: 1.1.1.2) (at my office, ADSL fixed IP) ServerC (Server 2008 R2, IP: ...
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google chrome group policy locale

We currently have Google chrome deployed in the enterprise. We have an internal website that retrieves data from a database and people using chrome noticed the date and time format was in the US ...
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Get-ADGroupMember $Group fails when $Group contains principals from other domains

I've noticed that when I use Powershell to get the group membership of an Active Directory domain security group, the Powershell cmdlet Get-ADGroupMember $Group fails with the error message: PS ...
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List a server's available WMI Performance data classes

How can I get a list of all WMI performance counters classes on a given server, to use in scripts for monitoring purposes. I know one can use the performance monitor, but the classes displayed don't ...
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DEP acting differently on different servers

We have 2 different servers running Windows 2012r2 that are configured the same (as far as I can tell.) On one DEP is turned on and our app is added to the list of exclusions and it works fine. One ...
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how do I add the same 3 characters to all of the file names in a directory with powershell -not as a prefix

I want to add 3 characters eg "-94" to the end of a file name to all of the files in a wordperfect directory. There are many directories with different years and I will be doing the same with each ...
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Cpu Utilization and RAM Utilization [on hold]

May anyone please explain what are main causes of high CPU Utilization and high RAM utilization. What are the cases when our CPU usage starts rising up? What are the cases when our Memory usage is ...
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How to Force reinstall a software if its been uninstalled using GP? [duplicate]

I Used group policy to add a software package to be installed into users, and it works fine. but i have noticed that if the user uninstall the software, it will be gone. is there any way to make the ...
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How do I update a verisign SSL certificate for a website running on Apache for windows server?

The site has an SSL cert signed by verisign which expires in four days. Webserver is a windows server 2008 running Apache 2.2. There's an Apache2.2/conf/ssl/verisign folder that has all the certs ...
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Server 2012 Essential Disconnected From Domain Controller(itself)

Running a Health Report on my 2012 Essentials server reports a critical error of: After the password change, the server running Windows Server Essentials has not received a heartbeat from the ...
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Redirect emails windows server [on hold]

We are setting up a windows server for website and webapplication hosting. There will be around 20 websites and each one of them has at least 3 email adresses (e.g. info@domain.com). These email ...
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how to create a folder on desktop everytime a new user is created?

How can I configure the system so that whenever I create a new user, and automatically available on her/his desktop a directory called "project"?. Is there something related to C:\Users\Default??