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Windows CA Certificate Request via Commandline

I have a non-domain PC (windows 7) attempting to obtain a cert from a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise CA. I have the root ca and crl's installed on the non-domain client. I'm working on a script that will ...
4
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Applying group policy loopback to any user on specific computers

In a server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 environment, I have a GPO that specifies screen saver settings in the user settings policy for the entire domain. However, for specific computers, this is not ideal. ...
3
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0answers
45 views

Expensive LDAP queries from Workstations

Troubleshooting high LSASS process on a DC found expensive queries originating from a few workstations. Each query is as follows: Visited Entries: 1Million+ Returned Entries: <50 (most of the ...
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14 views

User under windows server AD access Linux server using kerberos

I installed AD on windows 2008 r2 sp1 server . And had configured all things follow the issue http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms995329.aspx ...
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31 views

Trigger task on USB insert instead of insert and removal

i'm using Windows' task scheluder to trigger a task when a specific USB device is plugged to the computer, problem is the task is also triggered on USB removal. I used custom XML trigger for this ...
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1answer
64 views

Folder Redirection won't load on Windows 7 Machine in Windows 2008 R2 Network

Okay so redirected profiles don't load exactly, but the computer is joined to the network and it won't display any of the users files on their desktop that are in their redirected profile. I know ...
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1answer
61 views

User access to shared folder created on their own pc using destributed file system

I've got a domain model network. I set up DFS (Distributed file system) on a server running Windows Server 2008 R2. Every thing is OK. The problem is here that users using Windows 7 can't access to ...
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92 views

Decrypt EFS files when copying to windows shared

My users have their documents redirected to a share on a file server running NTFS - very regular setup. EFS works and the users are able to encrypt a folder and files in their redirected documents. ...
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2answers
95 views

I thought one had to be in the domain administrator group to create a Standard TCP/IP port when adding a printer

In setting up a print server (Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2) I found that a Domain User is able to create a standard TCP/IP port when adding a "local" printer, the local printer being on the ...
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1answer
59 views

TCP client and server work for X times but hang after that

I'm a software engineer, but I think my problem needs a network engineer... For the software side of things, have a look at my Stack Overflow question: ...
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1answer
48 views

Printer Share Name vs. Printer Name when using Print Services

I'm setting up a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 print server. I'm able to add printers, install them on workstations, I can print, all the plumbing seems to be in place. What I don't understand is ...
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2k views

'The'account is not authorized to login from this station' error while trying to acccess network share

Clients are getting this error when trying to access network shares on one of our 2008 R2 servers: The account is not authorized to login from this station. The problem started a few weeks ago. ...
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1answer
375 views

Activating Windows 7 with MAK passed in Unattend.xml via WDS

I have configured WDS to deploy a Windows 7 Pro image (Volume Licensed) and I'm using an unattend.xml file for the configuration. The only problem I'm running into is activation. I'm passing a MAK ...
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2answers
685 views

Using WDS to Deploy Custom OEM Image

So we just purchased 75 new HP machines (which all come with Windows 7 Pro OEM licenses) and generally when we make an image for a machine we just use the OEM image because it's already activated and ...
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41 views

Windows 2008 R2 VPN Server - Windows 7 Ultimate VPN Client - Fails to connect

I have installed a Windows 2008 R2 server with RRAS to act as a VPN (SSTP or PPTP) Server. The client machines that connect to the server are Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and mobile devices - ...
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2answers
3k views

Domain User Account Locks: Correct password used

I have a domain (DC is running Windows Server 2008 R2) and have the Account Lockout Policy enabled. When a user attempts to log into their PC (with the correct password) they receive the following ...
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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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1answer
259 views

Remove or reverse file redirection in group policy

I am looking for a way to essentially reverse file and folder redirection after it has been set up and configured using Group Policy. Right now I have a file server that I am hanging a file share off ...
0
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1answer
590 views

How to turn off notifications about toner low

Some of our users are complaining about the fact that the receive a notification (system tray icon of the print queue) about consumable being low into the printer they are printing to. Even if it ...
0
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1answer
190 views

Unable to resolve unless dns client is restarted (Win7, WinSrv2008)

I have the most strange DNS Resulution problem ever encountered. And by strange I mean that I can only confirm this issue on two hosts in our network (my workstation Win7 and a management dns server ...
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1answer
80 views

Unregistered a computer with the domain controller using powershell?

From what I understand when you add a computer to the domain, via Computer->Properties->Advanced system settings->System Properties->Computer Name->Network ID, it gets registered with ...
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2answers
750 views

Adding a DNS A record to a Win 2008R2 server from an Win 2008R2 server or Win7 via Powershell

I recently discovered that it is possible to simply automate DNS entry administration with a nice cmdlet: Import-Module DnsServer Add-DnsServerResourceRecordA -Name mail2 -IPv4Address 192.168.0.10 ...
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1answer
134 views

How to get additional Account Info tab in ADUC with Taskpads

as a part of delegating tasks to admins , we require to enable Additional Account tab(which shows, last password reset, SID , GUID last logon/Logoff etc) in ADUC when user properties are viewed. How ...
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2answers
140 views

Set specific DHCP options on a static IP address connection

Our network has some not-commonly used DHCP options on it, including some vendor-specific options (e.g. option 002 for Time Offset set to 0x9AB0). I have one particular computer that for whatever ...
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0answers
40 views

Newly formatted Windows 7 SP1 laptop won't load up redirected user profiles?

I recently formatted a Dell laptop and reinstalled Windows 7 SP1 on it. We have redirected profiles on our network and when the users of these laptops login, the icons from their redirected profiles ...
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1answer
539 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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1answer
749 views

SQL Server 2008 R2 installation Error “Not all privileges or groups referenced are assigned to the caller”

Im getting an error half way through an SQL Server 2008 r2 installation. The error states Not all privileges or groups referenced are assigned to the caller. it asks to retry or cancel. Upon trying ...
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151 views

Remote desktop fails with user denied until client reboot

Sometimes (but often enough to annoy) Remote Desktop Connection cannot connect to a server (2008 R2 but maybe also 2003) and claims that "The connection was denied because the user account is not ...
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0answers
68 views

Folder Redirection Creates New, Local Folder

We have folder redirection setup for an already existing infrastructure. When we turn on the redirection for clients that already have data they get redirected to the server but also get copied to a ...
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1answer
467 views

Trying to create a GPO shortcut to local app data directory

We have a lockdown browser application that was installed on all of our students' laptops, but it was installed to the local app data of the user that performed the install. Therefore, none of our ...
4
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3answers
167 views

Windows local admin rights best practices

We are running our company network with a few 2008 R2 AD server and windows 7 workstations. Our users do not have local admin rights our their computers, hence, the IT departement is required each ...
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5answers
680 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
56 views

Differentiating between multiple runas account windows

In past jobs I've used a lot of runas /user:.. in order to allow quick access between multiple accounts while logged in as a primary account. Both server side or and on workstations. We're looking at ...
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0answers
78 views

Computer Trying to Load Roaming Profile from Wrong Location

I'm working with a Windows Server 2008 R2 AD DC ("SERVER1") and a Windows 7 Professional desktop ("DESKTOPELIA") that has been added to my domain. I've set the profile path for my test account to ...
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0answers
96 views

One of our customers is experiencing a 504 error, where is that to occur?

One of our customers is having some problems accessing our web site. They've got 2 machines, and each of them is experiencing different symptoms, but I suspect that even though they're experiencing ...
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1answer
654 views

Create printer localport from a network printer in windows 7

I'm having a problem to install a printer using localport, The printer is installed on a pc with windows 7 and I need to install it in another PC with Windows 2008 R2 creating a new localport for the ...
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1answer
87 views

Smss.exe - setting any core affinity breaks rdp on Windows 7 / Windows Server 2012

I have tried to set core affinity of smss.exe to not run on one critical core on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008r2. It turns out that simply setting the core affinity to anything (even the full mask ...
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1answer
180 views

Delete a folder in the currently logged in user's profile

I am trying to create a login script, or bat file to delete the folder located in the following directory. I would like the whole folder deleted with all of its contents "Juniper Networks". This is ...
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1answer
356 views

Windows Server Backup : The program issued a command but the command length is incorrect

The program issued a command but the command length is incorrect This is a virtual Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard version running on Virtual Host installed on a Windows 7 ultimate. Any help? ...
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3answers
203 views

Active Directory delegation best practices

I am in the process of delegating some Active Directory tasks to a group of users. These users do not have domain administration rights and will only perform tasks such as creating/disabling accounts ...
0
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2answers
771 views

Programs hang when writing to network share

i'm facing a weird problem when writing data to a network share from a Windows Server 2008 R2 computer. When i write a file (saving a txt with notepad++, updating programs installed on the server ...
0
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2answers
630 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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2answers
407 views

iPerf for Windows?

Im looking to measure bandwidth and transfer speed between Windows clients and servers (XP, Windows-7 and Windows Server 2008 R2). iPerf is a great tool but cannot find a Windows executable I'd ...
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2answers
222 views

Outlook 2010 not able to access Exchange 2010 GAL

When a user (including me) clicks the to box on a new email outlook hangs for about a min then brings up the Select Names dialog. When you perform a search the "New Mail" dialog along with the Select ...
0
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0answers
142 views

roaming profile and offline folder setting on schools laptops and WIFI

I have a Win 2008 R2 server with Win7 SP1 laptops and a WIFI. Teachers in and out therefore often work from home but somehow the offline settings is not right on our system. Could someone guide me ...
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0answers
841 views

Windows Server 2008 R2 SMB share, deleted files and folders lock up

We work in a mixed Mac / PC environment. Desktop operators work on Mac only, whereas our backend services are Windows based. Also some manual operations are done on Windows 7. We call our problem ...
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0answers
411 views

Invalid username or password - Network Share with VPN Mapped Drive

I have an issue connecting to a network share from Windows 7 Professional client to Windows Server 2008 R2. Here are the particulars of the issue: When outside of the office, I log in to the ...
1
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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 ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How do you get around security warnings when redirecting AppData?

I've recently set up folder redirection for my user profile in a domain. For now, I've redirected AppData, Desktop, Pictures, Documents and Favorites. So far, so good. But now I've noticed a quite ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

SMB2 traffic crashes network?

We've been having significant network slowdown issues over the past few weeks, primarily on a Friday morning. We run Windows 7 client machines, with Windows Server 2008 R2 servers. What generally ...