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How to perform an assessment of an existing network?

I work as an IT guy for a small company with 2 offices. Currently we are in the process of moving our entire network infrastructure to a different host because we are running everything on extremely ...
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MX Records Error in Windows SBS 2011

i've a problem with MX records in my DNS Server, and i can't figure out why. (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the server IP) Direct Zone: (equals to main) Exchanger Mail (MX) [10] mail.example.com mail ...
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Is it possible to re-create the Administrator user profile on a Windows Server 2008?

Is it possible to re-create the Administrator user profile on a Windows Server 2008? I searched online but didn't come up with any information on doing so. Thanks in advance, Paul
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Move, and split up, 5TB of data

Here is the scenario: I have 5 TB (yes, that's a T) of files on a Windows server that I need to migrate to a new server in as short and efficient time as possible. (Think: Robocopy, Rsync, etc as I ...
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ESXi and Windows Server CPU parking

For those that don't know, CPU parking is a feature in recent Windows Server releases that allows Windows to pretty much drop a CPU core to zero use, and having nothing use it. It's been introduced as ...
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Can I use an RODC for Active Directory athentication if the writeable DC is not available for several months?

We are running an Read-Write DC at our home office which we are using for authentication when were are working there. It works fine as long as we are at the office, but we are going to be on the road ...
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Configure DHCP role on windows server without starting it

we want to migrate our dhcp service from a linux server to a windows 2008 r2 server. We have a huge list of mac-ip static leases. Is it possible to install a dhcp role on the windows server and ...
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Windows backup takes more space than original data on disk

Virtual Machine with Windows Server 2012 (and SharePoint 2013 installed). Within VM: Disk C -> Properties -> Used Space 130GB. Start Windows Backup -> Progress -> "Local disk (C:) data transferred ...
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Is The MaxUserPort Restriction In Windows Server Accumulative Across All Local IPs?

I have a Windows 2003 server with multiple IPv4 addresses assigned to it. Each single IP address doesn't use more than 2000 outbound sockets/connections. Collectively though across all IPs, this adds ...
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Why perfmon for remote desktop servers get an empty file (only time stamp)?

I'm trying to remotely monitor a server using perfmon, the output file is always empty and only the time stamp field is there?
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Event_ID 4625 Failed Logon on WinServ2012 Ess

I have been trying to wrap my head around this for a whil, but can't seem to find a solution. I have seen many alike questions here and in other fora, but none match my situation. All other threads ...
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Setting up Windows Server 2012 Cluster for distributed computing with Matlab

My aim is to setup Matlab properly for distributed computing on many physical nodes. What have I done? I have installed Windows Server 2012 r2 on my local network server, installed Failover Cluster ...
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How to manage local groups on a remote machine?

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine that exists as part of a domain, but I have no permissions to modify Domain Users, Domain Groups, Group Policies, etc. I have a few file shares on this machine and ...
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Building Windows server cluster hpc

I'm trying to set up a Windows Server cluster with a head node and 2x compute nodes. So far, i've managed to install : (thanks to this tutorial http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj884142.aspx) ...
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Install a list of Windows updates?

We're trying to build some snowflake servers programatically via templating and Chef, one of the requirements is to match the patch level of our production servers in the base template at this stage. ...
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Image Sharing File Server on Windows Storage Spaces.

I am working on Windows Storage Spaces File server, but I ran into this strange situation when transfer to client systems is aroung 300kb/s. There are two SS servers on the network - the other one is ...
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GPO Troubleshooting - Security Filtering - Computer Configuration

We have a GPO that includes a Computer Configuration that enables a Preference that adds a security group to the local Administrators group. Since this is a Computer Configuration, do you need to add ...
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View Scheduled Tasks (local and remote) on Windows Server 2008 R2

In one of our production nodes which runs on Windows Server 2008 R2, we have noticed that there is a significant delay (5 times normal) in processing requests (by our application running on tomcat) ...
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Best way to upgrading Servers from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2

I have 50+ Windows Servers with 2008 R2 OS, they have diverse roles installed, like some are DCs with DNS, DHCP, etc. Some are File Servers, Print Servers, WTS Servers, IIS and so on. They are all ...
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domain admin account unable to modify IE settings, other DOMadmin group accounts can

When I log into one of the servers on our domain as DOMAIN\administrator, IE settings are locked, and indicate that I'll have to check with the system administrator. If I log into the same server ...
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Windows 2003 - Prevent Folder list access but allow file reading

i've shared folder. in this shared folder i have subfolder which i want to prevent users from listing the content. but i want to allow them write into this folder and also read files if they have full ...
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DFSR won't start replicating again after free space increased

I have a situation here where one replicated folder in our DFS namespace stopped replicating because the disk was full. Ok, after 2 days we increased the disk space, but the replication is not ...
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Authentication options for staging sites

We're currently authenticating our clients who wants to view their staging environments using windows authentication. That means we have to create their accounts in our local AD and assign them to ...
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FSRM - Setting File Screen to block files types that are already inside some folders

I have a file server without any kind of file screen to prevent users from saving certain types of files in their folders. Our management changed and now I have to apply file screens to block some ...
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2 remote desktop servers one 1 external ip [closed]

Edited for clarification on why I'm asking this question: Purely for educational purposes. I would normally care less for 2 nodes. Not entirely sure if this is possible, but I have my desktop ...
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HP ADU report information. Where is it stored?

I'm working on something but I'm a bit stuck. If I could figure out where certain information that ADU looks at is stored on Windows Server (2003 & 2008), I'd be in great shape. I primarily want ...
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Secondary Domain Controller [closed]

I have 2 physical servers srvr1 and srvr2 running windows server 2012 Standard, with 32GiB RAM and 800GB for each. srvr1 is a Domain controller and I need to make secondary as backup in case the ...
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Transition Advice [closed]

My organization (about 3-5 regular users and 10-15 rare-seldom other users) is looking at making a few transitions. We are retiring our internally developed data system hosted on a leased web server, ...
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Is it possible to view average system performance/load over time on a default installation of Windows Server?

Without previously configuring collector sets, is there any record of performance metrics kept on a default installation of Windows Server? I have been tasked to evaluate the load on a particular ...
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Is there a different way to view the Windows Updates for a computer that summarizes what each is for?

When reviewing some of our Windows servers, it can be extremely tedious to tell whether a security update is relevant to our system. A patch to IIS is irrelevant if we use Apache; an exploit affecting ...
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How to get Active Directory domain objectGUID anonymously

As an authenticated Active Directory user, I can run this to get the domain GUID (objectGUID): dsquery * "DC=lab,DC=local" -scope base -attr objectguid I can use this command in Linux to get the ...
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Active Directory - Dynamically set user attribute based on group membership?

Is it possible to dynamically set a user attribute based on membership in a group or does one really have to manually change all existing users and have a template with the attribute set to account ...
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Event ID 4013 DNS-Server-Service on Network with Only One Domain Controller/DNS/etc

I'm consulting for a small business that has a single server that handles DC, DNS, DHCP, etc. roles. It is giving the following error with some regularity: 4013 DNS-Server-Service The DNS server ...
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Remove Windows Server from Domain While it is Airgapped?

I am working on a scheme to clone a production, domain-joined virtual machine, bring that machine up off the network in order to prepare it to be converted to a template. One issue that comes to my ...
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WSUS data store error

I have one upstream server and 17 downstream (configured as replicas). I'm getting this error in one of them and I'm stuck: "An error occurred with the server's data store". Details: SqlException: ...
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How to have your DNS servers forward queries for internet names

I have 2 Domain Controllers / DNS servers on Windows 2012, their IPs are 10.0.1.10 and 10.0.1.11 Another server acts as the DHCP server for clients, and sets their primary and secondary DNS to the IP ...
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How to remotely generate Windows AD Kerberos keytab from a Unix machine?

I would like to know if it’s possible to create a keytab file direct from a client machine without using the ktpass utility in the Windows Server side. The main reason I would want this, is to ...
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Hyper-V cluster with different cpu

i have these three servers with different CPU : First Server : Intel Xeon E5645 2.4Ghz 12M Second server : Intel Xeon X5660 2.8Ghz 12M Third Server : Intel Xeon X5550 2.6Ghz 8M I want to install ...
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Non-admin users can't run mmc on Domain Controller on Windows Server 2008 (ok for Enterprise not for Standard edition)

I have created some delegation for IT administrators. One of the groups of people have some Active Directory permissions but is not server administrators or domain administrators. They also are ...
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IIS Basic Authentication only protects directories, not individual files?

I really hope this isn't a duplicate, but I wasn't able to find anything like this on here. My issue is: I have a subdirectory on a Windows (not sure if 2008 R2 or 2012) server with IIS 8.5 that I ...
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How to detect if there is any file added in a folder in Windows?

Is it a way to detect if there is any file added in a folder? Include the sub-folder. For example, check if any text file *.txt is added in folder c:\data-files\ or its sub-folders. The folder can ...
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Side effects or performance issues for keeping WMI Performance Adapter running always?

This is related to a similar question: Why is my System event log full of WMI Performance Adapter messages? I've found various blog posts that suggest you can modify the service so that it starts ...
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Is it possible to set up 1..* websites in Azure with one base price?

In reviewing The World's Greatest Azure Demo (9:00), I see that the basic cost for one website is $9.77/month (plus hourly up-time cost). In AWS, for example, I have a Windows server configured ...
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Alert on SCOM Monitoring failover

A synopsis of the problem: Sometimes due to problems in the database server SCOM cannot access its DB and hence the monitoring stops. Which results in no alert messages being sent. Is there a way ...
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Hotkey for user selection when connecting to remote desktop

When I connect to a Windows remote desktop, I am prompted with a "Windows Security" box with multiple options for selecting a user to logon as. I have tried every combination of keys I can think of in ...
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How do you prevent an Active Directory 2012 R2 Domain Controller from advertising the domain on a specific interface?

Short version: How do you prevent an Active Directory 2012 R2 Domain Controller from advertising the domain on a specific interface? I want that network to not be flagged as a domain network, and no ...
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Replacing a super user by many finer grained users (security)

I find myself in the situation where I have a super user account that can basically do everything in the domain and is set to run scheduled tasks, windows services and websites. I have inherited this ...
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Cannot connect to SQL Server 2012 Express instance outside a VM

I'm trying to connect to a SqlServer instance - located in my host machine - from my VM, using Sql Server Management Studio. From my host I can connect to both SQL instances using SSMS, but when I ...
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How to host an Apache based site alongside an IIS based site?

I've inherited a simple small business network which has a single SBS 2003 server running Exchange. It's currently set up so that the domain name mail.company.com maps to the server IP, so email can ...
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What do the return codes mean for pg_archivecleanup?

I'm trying to run pg_archivecleanup from our DR Postgres server (Windows), but I am getting return code 2. I am guessing that the issue may be permissions since I can run the command myself and it ...