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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 ...
2
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1answer
112 views

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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0answers
17 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
102 views

ping seems to be timing out in a shorter duration than specified?

I'm seeing some weird behavior with the built in ping command that I don't understand. (this is on a windows 2012 r2 box - I haven't verified if this behavior is seen on other windows versions) If I ...
0
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1answer
45 views

nslookup problems when disable recusion and forwarders

I had been getting errors looking up external sites (ex. yahoo.com) using nslookup on one of my member workstations. After trying nslookup specifying our other DNS server (call it serverB), nslookup ...
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1answer
76 views

Deploying software on active directory [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this question but I figured since some users here are familiar with Windows Servers and Active Directories, that I might to get some information about ...
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1answer
60 views

Windows Server 2012: use GPO in multiple OU's but only for specific servers

sample: OU: A User1 User2 GPO1 OU: B User 3 User 4 GPO1 OU: C Server1 Server2 Server3 Now i want to restrict GPO1 to Server1 and Server2 -> how can i do this in a easy/smart way? thx
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1answer
87 views

Windows server 2003 R2 supported guest operating system [closed]

In this link it is mentioned like window server 2012 can be used as guest OS in window server 2008 R2 Can I run windows 8 or window 7 as guest OS in window server 2003 R2 as virtual machine? Even ...
0
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1answer
253 views

Change certificate auto enrollment settings from long gone CA to new CA

We started getting event ID 13 from a our domain controllers: Certificate enrollment for Local system failed to enroll for a DomainController certificate with request ID N/A from ...
1
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1answer
56 views

Which events in the events log should be turned into notifications for windows servers?

Which events should I setup to be notified about in order to: be notified if something that needs to be fixed is detected be notified in particular about various disk problems and other hardware ...
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0answers
57 views

Strange behavior of Windows Server 2003 task scheduler

I've got a task, which runs fine while launching it with "Right click / Run" in the scheduler, but fails with a weird "SQL Server login fail" due to bad login while ran automatically at specified ...
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votes
1answer
71 views

Self-manage a Windows VPS [closed]

I have been looking into VPS web hosting, and there is quite a difference in price between self-managed and managed plans. I've done some tinkering on IIS (using IIS Manager) but do not have any ...
0
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1answer
265 views

which performance counters mainly matter for windows server performance?

We have a website which is sometimes performing slowly, and / or completely hangs. I have setted up temporarily the default system performance data collector in Performance Monitor, to see if this ...
2
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2answers
5k views

Windows Server Backup 2012 Fails on “preparing the backup image”

I have a couple of Windows Server 2012 VM's I need to backup. Everything works fine on all but one machine. No matter where I choose to store the backup, it fails almost immediately with: Backup ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows NTFS: Does taking ownership of file or folder affect permissions?

I have a shared folder that I am moving to a new server with Robocopy. However, I do not have FULL permissions to all of the source files. I am planning on taking ownership of all files and folders ...
0
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1answer
698 views

Export hardware specifications to a spreadsheet for Windows Server

I have a bunch of servers : Windows 2003 and 2008. I just wanted to export these hardware specs to a spreadsheet: cpus : num processors, clock speed, etc total hard disk space total used disk space ...
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votes
1answer
97 views

Inject events in the event viewer in an old date [closed]

I need to inject some event in my event viewer in an old date, how event viewer data are stored, and can I change it? ** EDIT ** I need it to know that if any one, In any way can fool me and do ...
0
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1answer
124 views

Windows Server 2012 File Security Warning

I've mapped my domain users to a remote share, and I'm trying to get rid of the security warning that appears whenever a file is run from the remote share. I've tried adding the FQDN to the intranet ...
1
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1answer
1k views

Cannot reactivate RAID-5 volume: The size of the plex member is invalid

We had a 3-drive Windows Server 2008 R2 RAID-5 fail (operating in redundancy mode): WDC 1 TB WDC 1 TB WDC 1 TB We removed the failed hard drive, and put a WDC 1 TB drive (that we had standing by) ...
1
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0answers
366 views

PowerShell Remoting: No credentials are available in the security package

I'm trying to use the following script: $password = ConvertTo-SecureString "xxxx" -AsPlainText -Force $cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential("domain\Administrator", $password) ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

How to apply an Group Policy only to Clients in a specific IP range? (using WMI Filter)

I need to apply a GPO only to some computers in a specific network range. I'm aware that there many other solutions for this issue. I could group them into an OU or use Sites. But the current ...
1
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2answers
10k views

SQL Server 2012: I can connect locally but not remotelly

I'm trying to access a SQL Server 2012 database from a SQL Server Management Studio 2008 from a remote machine(on the same LAN). I can connect to the database using "sa" user under ...
2
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2answers
2k views

Give user admin rights on a single server

Is it possible to give a Windows Domain User account administrator rights on a single server? We have a vendor installing software and they are requiring domain administrator access to the machine.
2
votes
1answer
46 views

Assign VPN users to Domain Network

How can I assign VPN users (provided using NPS) to the Domain Network in firewall/network center settings? Currently connection occurs only when I assign a particular rule to the Public network ...
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votes
1answer
750 views

TCP Port is disabled on my dedicated server, how to know why?

The firewall is off on my windows server 2008 r2, and no hardware firewalls, how to know what is blocking my port? From the comments: I am trying to connect to TFS from visual studio 2010, it gives ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

User can not access network printers with Windows 7 connected to Windows 2008 R2

A single user on Windows 7 on a Windows Domain can not access/use/manipulate network printers shared from a server running Windows 2008 R2. The error that occurs is "0x00000005 Access is denied". ...
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2answers
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Who restarted my Windows server? [duplicate]

Is it possible on Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 machines to see which user rebooted the server? I have found the shutdown event in the System event log, but it does not show which user initiated the ...
0
votes
1answer
248 views

Benchmark for Windows Server vs. Server Core

Are there any known and sound benchmarks comparing a standard Windows Server 2008 with a Server Core installation? I guess a realistic workload like SQL Server or a web application running under IIS ...
1
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1answer
305 views

Where Windows Server stores SSL Certificates in the Hard Disk?

I have to recover some SSL certificates from a dead WinServer that a client has. He have no copy of the original SSL certificates and he want to recover them. I can browse the hard disk but I cant ...
3
votes
1answer
284 views

FIPS “single-user mode” requirement in Microsoft Windows

In many FIPS 140-2 certificates, Windows must be placed into FIPS 140 mode as well as run in "single user mode". I am familiar with the local/group policy objects to enable FIPS mode. However, ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Finding Which Network Connection Belongs To Which Physical NIC Port?

In Windows/Windows Server, if I have a physical NIC that has two or four ports on it, is there a scriptable/programmatic way to determine which "Network Connection" (such as "Local Area Connection 3", ...
7
votes
3answers
1k views

Need for another Domain Controller

I have two domain controllers (Windows 2003) in one site where most of the department I support resides. There is another building (at another site) where my department resides as well, but they have ...
3
votes
1answer
52 views

Accessing a share on a Windows 2008 Server from that server

if I'm currently on Server1 (A windows 2008 server), and I try to access \\server1\share\dir\dir\file how is that request handled? Does it stay local to the server entirely (no network access)? ...
2
votes
1answer
589 views

Restict access to control panel for one user

Is there a way to restrict control panel access to specific users on Windows 2008 R2? I have only found a way to prohibit access to all limited users in group policy, but not a way to do it for ...
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votes
2answers
189 views

is there vpn type software out there that allows remote desktop-type gui capabilities for multiple concurrent users?

*except buying in CAL licenses for Windows Server 200x. I'd like this software to run on a windows desktop box. There would only be ~4 connections max at any one time to use a single app like excel ...
15
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2answers
3k views

Reducing NetBIOS noise in a 50-seat, 30-server organisation

We are a development shop where all 50-odd workstation computers run Windows 7 SP1 and most of our 20-30 servers are Server 2008 R2 or Server 2008 (there are a few scragglers still on Server 2003). We ...
3
votes
2answers
83 views

How limited is Windows Server for general purpose uses? [closed]

In, say, Windows Server 2008 -assuming the installation wasn't under the Server Core mode-, and in general, will applications made for the general purpose OS line (XP/Vista/7) run? I mean programs ...
4
votes
4answers
748 views

How do I move my small business from a Windows Server 2003 machine to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine? (Windows Server noob)

So here's the story. Please excuse any incorrect terminology, I'm not really knowledgeable in the Windows server realm. My company, pre-me-being-employed-by-them, has a "server" built out of consumer ...
1
vote
1answer
187 views

Why no job history despite manually triggering my scheduled job (on Windows 2008)?

I have just added a scheduled job in Windows for the first time in my life (I'm a Linux dude). The goal is to run a python script once every night and the problem is I can't understand why the ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Why is MySQL dropping my foreign key actions?

Cross posted from Stack Overflow, since this is probably more of a server admin type of issue: Running MySQL v'5.1.12-beta-community-nt' on Windows 2k server. I have a group of 5 tables (a,b,c,d,e) ...
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2answers
109 views

How can I look up which server an application is running on?

A lot of times I will get a URL for an application that has some sort of problem. In order to fix it I need to find out what server it's running on which usually involves running around and asking a ...
0
votes
1answer
414 views

localhost times out - Windows Server 2008

I'm having a weird problem accessing a local web site. Web site is mapped to a hostname e.g. example.org The hostname works perfectly on any external machine, but not locally. When trying to access ...
0
votes
1answer
310 views

NT4 domain: Obtain a list of users, computers and their last logins

Would anyone have a suggestion on how to do this?
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1answer
608 views

StrongNameError: Has anyone experienced StrongNameErrors with the threads running under W3wp.exe on Windows 2008 Std

I have a web application that runs fine in our loadtest and dev environments, but runs very slow in our production environment. Using procexp64.exe from sysinternals I found threads that reference ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

What permissions needed to map a drive in Win7 vs. XP?

We are transitioning from WinXP workstations to Win7. Our users have home directories set up as drive letter G:, assigned via Active Directory. The server is Windows Server 2008. We have a user that ...
0
votes
2answers
151 views

Adding redundant storage to a SMB Server

I run a small business server with about 500gb in total drive space in a RAID5 array. We are design oriented though so this has filled up quickly! We have a NAS (Qnap) that we use for backups and it ...
0
votes
2answers
813 views

Logging Remote Desktop to Servers via Logon Script or GPO or What?

The objective here is to start a simple .NET application I've written which captures some environment variables (time, username, computername, etc) upon login. This .NET application subscribes to the ...
2
votes
2answers
11k views

Can I force a workstation to use a specific domain controller?

I'm on a domain that I can't control the domain controllers on, but I can control my systems. All the domain controllers are part of one site, and that cannot change. However, one of the domain ...
2
votes
3answers
6k views

IIS Configuration Synchronization for Web Server Farm?

I'm wondering if there is any good/easy way to get the IIS configurations synchronized? I'm going to be setting up a pair of IIS Servers with Network Load Balancing. I can get the data files (html, ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

Adding Hyper-V Role Errors

I have a Win 2008 R2 Data Center machine, and when I added the Hyper-V role, I got the following errors: 'Hypervisor' driver required by the Virtual Machine Management service is not installed or is ...