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38 views

File transfering from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 7 client is tremendously slow

I have main office and one branch. We have PTP 700mbit/s connection across them, and 1gb/s LAN at each office. The file server is at main office and its run on Windows 2008R2 Enterprise. Lately one ...
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Bitlocker doesn't store the recovery key in AD

On Windows 2008R2 and Windows 7 Enterprise N 64Bit, when i execute the command: manage-bde -protectors -adbackup C: -id { recoveryGUID } it says the key is backuped in the AD. But when i'm going to ...
4
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1answer
68 views

Server 2008 R2 How to Change Windows 7 Basic Theme Color

We're deploying thin clients connecting to a terminal server farm. The computers have high visibility to the public and I would like them to at least look presentable and not like something out of ...
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2answers
94 views

How can I get a Windows client not in the domain to get dns from the DC?

I have Server 2012 as Domain controller and DNS server. Now if I have a machine joined to the domain, they get all servers names defined in dns zone. I have a Windows 7 client which is not joined to ...
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1answer
60 views

Looking for advice, domain controller/remote logon

Alright, so we currently have 2 locations with 10 pcs at each location. We're looking for a solution that will allow us to have any user, use any PC, at either location and be able to login without ...
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1answer
119 views

Changing net use timeout

I have a script that runs against remote sites to map a drive and work with a file. I use Test-Connection to make sure the remote server is alive, then attempt to map the location needed with net use. ...
0
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1answer
52 views

How do I lock a file for editing that's stored on a shared folder?

I have installed a windows server 2008 r2 with file service enabled. I have a network with 5 computers with windows 7 and all are on the same workgroup (I do not have domain controller and active ...
0
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0answers
64 views

recent places missing (files showing but not folders)

I am having an issue in a citrix environment. Users are unable to see their recent places (sort of) The recent files themselves show but its the folders that are not showing. So far the only way to ...
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2answers
98 views

Weird WSUS issue, works after juggling computer names. What's going on? [closed]

I am re purposing old PCs that have long been replaced but are sitting on the bench. Here's the scenario. Let's say I have a benched PC named "XXX-420-S01". This PC exists in an OU entitled "420". ...
5
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2answers
1k views

How to circumvent or alter screen timeout group policy when not on the domain?

I've been asked to look into a solution for our remote laptop users who are trying to give presentations in Powerpoint and Excel when at customer sites. We are running a Server 2008 /Win 7 ...
0
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2answers
670 views

Allow service to interact with desktop

DC OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Std Client OS - Windows XP, Windows 7 I have implemented Security policy through Network Policy Server and enabled Wired AutoConfig Services Automatically. While ...
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1answer
190 views

Lock down a Windows 7 computer via GPO

I have a client who needs 3 systems locked down to only allow a user to log in and have access to 3 shortcuts on their desktop. These shortcuts are to batch files that run in separate folders (DOS ...
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2answers
83 views

Upgrade Hard Drive - Keep domain membership?

If I upgrade my laptop hard disk by cloning it to an SSD with PartedMagic will my computer fall out of the domain to which it is a currently a member? Doing some Google searching and it doesn't look ...
0
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2answers
83 views

RSOP resolves wrong computer name

I have imaged a computer using Acronis Snap Deploy. The source computer from where the image have been taken is SOURCEW7, and the computer created with this image is W7TEST When I do a RSOP ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Get modified date from Windows indexing search

I'm wondering it it is possible to retrieve the file modified date from a windows indexing search. I'm getting the name of the file with: objRecordset.Fields.Item("System.ItemName") And I'm not ...
0
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1answer
307 views

How to remove programs from the start menu windows 7 client using a GPO managed on window server 2008 r2

I have a windows server 2008 r2 with a domain where windows 7 desktop pcs connect to. There are only 3 programs I'd like to display on the start menu for users. All client computers have the same ...
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0answers
89 views

Internet Explorer not accessing site while in Protected Mode [closed]

Many of our users are reporting that they are getting a blank page when using IE10 or IE11 to access our website (play.net). The problem only occurs when IE is in Protected Mode. Sometimes the browser ...
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3answers
51 views

Restore MS SQL 2008 Database from files

is it possible to restore a MSSQL server by copying its directory/data files? I have a damaged hard disk and was able to salvage the C:\Program Files (x86)\SQL Server 2008\MSSQL\MSSQL10.MYDATABASE ...
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3answers
102 views

Is password age cached locally, along with login?

We have a number of users that work remotely (off-domain), and before I set the password age (and complexity) on our AD, I wondered if the password age is stored locally, along with the login data. ...
0
votes
2answers
133 views

Client connectivity to MSSQL

I'm wondering if there is a policy that can be pushed that defaults a client to always dynamically determine the port for connectivity. I'm dealing with a custom C# application that connects to a ...
2
votes
2answers
263 views

Grant user from one domain permissions to shared folder in another domain

I have two computers set up like this: \\myPC (local Windows 7 SP1 machine); it is in domain1; \\remotePC (Win Server 2008 with SQL Server - a HyperV virtual machine); it is in domain2. In domain2 ...
3
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0answers
495 views

Users suddenly missing write permissions to the root drive c within an active directory domain

I'm managing an active directory single domain environment on some Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 machines. Since a few weeks I got a strange issue. Some users ...
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2answers
88 views

How do I get my machine to access the share now?

Disclaimer: Using windows to share files is definitely not as simple as on *nix, even if it seems like. First, I'm assuming we can securely (with passwords) share files / folders in basically only ...
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1answer
400 views

Security has requested to process its policy settings again. Error

I am receiving the following error with a yellow exclamation mark in the group policy results wizard when deploying software using a GPO. Security has requested to process its policy settings ...
4
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1answer
72 views

Windows 2008-R2 User re-created issue

All our users in a organizational unit got removed by accident. I used Microsoft guide to recover these users, however after using the recommended cmdlette the usersname is no where to be found. The ...
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5answers
676 views

Is it recommended to log off from Windows when finished working on a server with RDP?

Is there any impact on the server performance in case I don't log off after having used Remote Desktop Connection?
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1answer
99 views

full-text-search on Win SBS 2008 network drive using Win 7 64-bit client

I got a Win SBS 2008 that servers 10 Client machines. 2 of the 10 client machines are running Win 7 64-bit. The other 8 are running Win XP 32-bit. The Win SBS 2008 has a folder which contains bills ...
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2answers
56 views

New build Win7 workstation fails to see the DC (Server 2k8 ) but can see the DHCP/network just fine

We have a new-build windows7 64 bit workstation that can't see the Windows Server 2k8r2 Domain Controller and therefore can't join the domain. It is connecting to the network just fine, all drivers ...
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2answers
107 views

How to stop a .msi installer requesting Admin credentials [closed]

I have created a .msi installer for office 2013 and saved it to a network share on a 2008 standard server so that my users can download it, unfortunately when they try to install it on windows 7 ...
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2answers
193 views

using server as default gateway with static routes [closed]

Given a server or workstation (e.g. windows7, windows server 2008R2) with 2 NICs, can I use it as a simple gateway between 2 LAN segments using only static routes, or do I need to set up additional ...
0
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1answer
224 views

Cannot add networked printer to 2008 Server. Error 0x00000216 [closed]

The printer is a Zebra LP 2844-z. The machine with the printer connected to it is a Windows 7 64bit. Both x86 and x64 drivers are installed. I'm trying to connect it to a Windows 2008 32bit server and ...
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2answers
606 views

Windows Event Viewer is slow on newer versions of Windows

The modern Event Viewer application that you get on all versions of Windows since Vista is so much slower the previous version that was on Server 2003 and XP. I know there is much more functionality ...
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1answer
503 views

Why is my loopbacked GPO reporting as disabled

Let me start by saying that my experience with GPO is limited to tentatively poking at settings until they fall into place by trial and error. It is entirely possible this will be a very obvious ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

How to customize Windows “Performance Monitor”?

I'm wondering if that's possible to set a customized action counter that is not listed as one of the counters? e.g. a batch script that measure a time for running my application, and then notify the ...
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vote
2answers
88 views

Can I override “hide and disable all items on the desktop”?

Is it possible to add shortcuts and/or windows components to the desktop if "hide and disable all items on the desktop" is enabled via GPO? For example, if I have a few specific program icons I want ...
1
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1answer
227 views

Windows Advanced Firewall - adding Authorized Computers breaks rule

How can adding a 'only allow connections to these computers' setting in an an otherwise working IPSec rule break connectivity? Background: I'm setting up a basic set of client rules that restrict ...
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0answers
186 views

ICMP ping one way only?

I have 2 W7 hosts (may be others, I haven't checked yet) that are on the network, and can ping the domain controller. They can also ping each other. Yet when I'm on the server, the ping request ...
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2answers
915 views

Active Directory computer account password not in sync

I have a computer on a remote location which has not not been connected to the network for a while. During an recent installation, a procedure went wrong and its password was changed on AD side. I ...
0
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2answers
166 views

Shared folder are inaccessible from system account

I have problem with different behavior of network machines. Little log: C:\Windows\system32>whoami nt authority\system C:\Windows\system32>net view Server Name Remark ...
0
votes
1answer
604 views

In Windows 7, why can't I use perfmon against a remote server?

I am on Windows 7 and trying to run perfmon against Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 servers. I am running into the same issue with all remote machines. When creating a data collector set, I specify a ...
0
votes
3answers
130 views

Listing open files for end users and Windows 7 file preview issues

We have a Windows 2008 r2 file server that has a share that the users are mapped to that is full of PDFs. One department (A) has read/write access and most others (B) just have read access. If ...
3
votes
1answer
563 views

Workstation authentication against wrong AD server in multi-site configuration

Having a problem which I've seen before but haven't yet found a solution to, I've got multiple AD sites in one domain physically separated and logically separated by different subnets and AD sites. ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

Why would ipconfig /release then /renew “fix” an apparent DNS client issue

I seem to be having DNS issues --- which I suspect may be client related. At seemly random intervals, name resolution of local FQDN names fails. There's a warning in the system log: Name resolution ...
0
votes
2answers
65 views

Manage multiple hardware and OS

I'm new at windows management, before I've worked only with Apple Macs. Now I am at a company that has almost 100 computers with different boards, brands, different hard drives, etc.. in different ...
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0answers
77 views

LocalSystem account not recongizing FQDN as intranet, causing open file security warning when deploying from SCCM 2007

I have spent the last two days reading and trying every solution online, but I cannot figure out the best way to approach this. We use SCCM to deploy packages and it uses the localsystem account to ...
2
votes
3answers
104 views

How quickly should data/files be visible on a network share that goes through a VPN tunnel?

I'm looking for information on how information is shared/passed across a network between a Windows 7 client OS and a Windows Server 2008 server? Little history of our setup (I apologize as for Im not ...
0
votes
1answer
369 views

I can't have remote desktop connection to server 2008r2

I've got a server running windows 2008r2 and I can remote from a pc running xp to it finely.But when I wanna have remote connection from my pc running windows 7 ,it says remote computer could not ...
6
votes
1answer
86 views

repetitive errors on user machines - DC migration from a windows XP based to a windows 7 based network

I'm replacing all the old windows XP machines in my network to new machines running windows 7. I hoped it would be an easy task, but apparently it isn't: all the machines I've installed (using WDS) ...
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1answer
85 views

Windows environment license discovery

Is there some tool from Microsoft or from somebody else that can scan the network and discover the licenses keys from windows machines (Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, Server 2003, Office, SQL ...
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2answers
479 views

Trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain has failed

I have one laptop used by one user that keeps getting the following error and is unable to log in. Trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain has failed Can anyone help tell ...