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Can Perfmon be used to monitor free space on a (mounted) SMB share?

Is there a way to use Windows Perfmon to monitor available space on a (mounted) SMB share? For example: on server ABC, I'd have a share \\DEF\SharedFiles mounted. As I can't set up any monitoring on ...
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Remotely determine how long a user has been idle

How do I determine how long it's been since a user with files opened on my server has been actively using their workstation in a Windows Active Directory environment (XP, 7, 8 clients and Server 2008, ...
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Windows SBS 2008 not booting in safe/normal

I have a production server (HP ProLiant ML350 G6) running Win 2008 SBS. It was physically moved. Now it will not boot into normal or safe mode. When it tries to boot into safe mode, the last thing ...
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active directory structure and replication for dummies

I have to install an Active Directory environment for our company and it would be the first from scratch installation one for me, so I have questions, basically about the structure. First some ...
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Active Directory Server how to be cautious [closed]

My company has provided us laptops. We used to use them normally but suddenly my company has announced they have installed Active directory server. We all have to shift to that server. The requirement ...
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Microsoft AV - Do Exclusions Apply to Full Scans or Realtime Protection Only?

The vendor for a new system we're setting up sent us specs for their recommended A/V exclusions. They recommend that we exclude .PDF, .JAR, .BIN, and .DAT files (among others) from real-time ...
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VSS DHCP Jet Writer Experiences Errors During Backup with WBADMIN

Summary My standalone physical server is running Server 2012 R2 Foundation. Two separate backup schedules exist, both using Windows Server Backup. I'm getting VSS errors from the DHCP Jet Writer ...
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FTP Server on Windows Server 2012: Works on localhost, error accessing folder when using domain

I am trying to setup a second FTP server on a computer running Windows Server 2008 and IIS 8.0. I already have an FTP server accessible with one port, and this one will be accessible on a different ...
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Server 2012 Forwards

I am running server 2012 and I wanted to setup a domain that I am using as a public domain on external dns servers, i.e. mydomain.com. I want to be able to have it resolve internal boxes: ...
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Logging network traffic

Don't know if this is right forum, so please excuse me for that. I have created a web service in ColdFusion and other application from outside the network is trying to access it via SOAP request ...
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Creating a multi-tenant AD environment

We currently have the following environment (hosted on server 2003 and terminals servers on 2008 R2) and we need to upgrade this to their 2012 versions. We will create a new environment from scratch. ...
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How to add read-only privileges on DFS Folder for Windows 2003 R2?

I just install a DFS system on different servers. My replication group consists of Windows 2003 R2 and Windows 2008 R2 servers. The replication itself works well. On the Windows 2008 R2 server I can ...
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DFS Namespace with alternative FQDN beside the existing domain FQDN

We have a domain, from previous maintainer which have a 'long' FQDN e.g. dot.longname.top which makes the DFS structure longer, could of course have several DFS Namespace and that is also the goal ...
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BIOS to UEFI no backup restore possible?

We have a DELL R510 server with Windows SBS 2011 (Data, Exchange, ...), we running out of space on the server. We currently have this configuration: 2x 300GB SAS in RAID 1 2x 2TB SATA in RAID 1 ...
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Is there a shiny way to make Windows shares web accessible?

I'm new here, and I hope this isn't too much of a shopping question. I'm the under-qualified director of technology at a small college that may be acquired by a larger school. We have Office 365 ...
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Create task on windows server [closed]

I need to create a task to download a file from a website that is gzipped and then ungzip it and copy it to various folders on the server. I don't really know what is the best approach to achieve ...
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Benchmark using netperf: At which point is the NIC and NIC driver involved?

We are hunting some performance issues on W2012R2 servers here. Some people are suspecting an issue on the network layer (LAN), or the network driver/NIC to be more specific. So they pulled out ...
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Using Sun Netra 240 to Host asp.net Web page

My boss was offered a Sun Netra 240 server, still in the box. The machine,purchased in 2008, is has two single core 1.5GHZ processors and two gigabytes of RAM. My boss asked if it would be worth ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 limiting request data in php

I work mainly with with Linux based servers and Sugarcrm. One of my clients has deployed his suagrcrm instance on a windows server. SugarCrm is a php application that I would normally run under a LAMP ...
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Slow disk performance on Azure Virtual Machine

Okay, so first of all, allow me to say that I'm not an operations person, but a developer. So I'm going into a bit of unknown land here, so please bear with me. I would like to use a Azure Virtual ...
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Passing parameter to static html on Windows Server [closed]

I have to send some parameters in the url to a static file (.html) on a windows server, but when the url contains the parameters the server return: Server Error 404 - File or directory not found. ...
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What are the system requirements for a server running an ASP.NET MVC 5 application

For my project, we want to deploy a demo server and publish my ASP.NET MVC 5 app to it. I'm familiar with developing applications in this environment, but I have no experience in deploying it to an ...
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Windows Server as a Domain Controller without a static IP

I'm quite new to networking with Windows Server so please bear with me. I have Windows 2008 Server machine that I want to use a a domain controller. I'm currently in a Regus shared office and we're ...
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Group policy preferences mapping same drive multiple times

I recently changed over our old login script that mapped network drives over to group policy preference drive maps. Worked through a few issues at first, but appears to be working fine for all of our ...
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Unable to upgrade Server 2012 Evaluation to Datacenter

I have Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Evaluation installed. Validity is only left for 16 days so I thought to upgrade. I have MS subscription so I got the product keys required. I have tried to the keys ...
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Any audit trail of when Windows Server 2008 Automatic Updates settings are changed?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that keeps on rebooting even though I tell it not to do so after automatic updates are installed. I am certain that no group policy is applied to this server to ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 drivers for Fujitsu CELSIUS R930 Power

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 R2 on a Fujitsu CELSIUS R930 Power workstation and have problems finding the right drivers. Fujitsu "tech support" won't help me - they don't support server ...
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What is the name of this “security leak finder” application?

They said that there were some vulnerabilities, and then pointed these results: What is the name of this application?
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Azure VM: netsh advfirewall firewall

Being the idiot that I am, I ran netsh advfirewall firewall on our VM and managed to block all the ports. Naturally, I am no longer able to access the VM through RDP. Apart from getting the support ...
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Automatically mount volume on EC2

There is a procedure given by Amazon to make a volume available for use that has been attached as a block device. Given that I am attaching an EBS volume that is already ready to be used, is there a ...
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Unable to install Windows Deployment Services

So, I got a copy of Windows 2012 R2 Essentials for a home server. And I'm trying to get all the features I want working. The most significant non-working feature right now is "Client Restore Service". ...
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Can't Access Network Drives through VPN

My issue is that when I'm outside the office I can't access any of my network drives. I can't UNC to them, through the FQDN or IP address. For example, domain.local\folder, or 172.26.6.2\d$. ...
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Authentication Prompt is Looping Forever on Website Hosted on Internal Server in IIS

I've created a plain HTML file in a newly created web site in IIS. Also, I've disabled anonymous authentication and I've enabled windows authentication. I'm trying to authenticate using a domain user ...
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Pings to internal host returns with external IP address on one AD DC/DNS Server

We have the following problem with our Windows AD DNS Servers which is in turn causing intermittent issues on our clients: On one of our AD DC/DNS servers (Pluto) 2k3R2, we can ping an internal based ...
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How to perform an assessment of an existing network? [closed]

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 ...