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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can I set up conditional forwarding for a parent DNS zone?

If my domain is ds.usepowershell.com, can I set up a conditional forwarder for usepowershell.com and not redirect my internal queries (since technically, ds.usepowershell.com is a subdomain of ...
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How to handle updates that aren't appropriate for Server Core editions?

It seems that WSUS isn't smart enough to know which updates are actually appropriate for Windows Server Core installs. For example, WSUS wants to install Server 2012 R2 Update (KB2919355) but it fails ...
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Windows Server 2008 Enterprise - Print Server Role - TCP/IP Print Server Service Won't Start

I have a few Windows Server 2008 Enterprise edition Servers running Printer Server Roles. On these servers there are two system services: Print Spooler and TCP/IP Print Server (LPDSVC). The TCP/IP ...
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Scheduling tasks|jobs across servers from central location. (Windows Server)

Is there any way, how to schedule Windows tasks|jobs on all servers from central location (server)? Has Microsoft any solution for this? I prefer MS or Windows Server built-in functionalities before ...
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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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What do the error messages and codes mean when creating and installing Managed Service Accounts?

When using the PowerShell Cmdlets for creating and installing Managed Service Accounts, certain errors can be thrown. What does each error mean?
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Secondary DNS server cannot communicate with primary DNS server (but vise versa is possible)

Our secondary DNS server (Windows Server 2003) cannot see or connect to our primary DNS server (Windows Server 2008). (We can ICMP by name, but we cannot add in the DNS Manager GUI.) But our primary ...
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Application upgrade - in-place or new VM?

We have a virtualised Windows infrastructure and generally have dedicated servers (1 app = 1 server). I am about to commence an upgrade project and am trying to decide if there is any benefit in ...
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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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Does any version of AD support NX redirection? [closed]

Does any version of AD support NX redirection? I am curious to see if any versions do.
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Adding HTTPS to second website not working?

I have a windows 2008 server that I am running two websites on. I first setup both websites with normal HTTP access and was able to hit both sites. I now want to add HTTPS access, so I added it the ...
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Will downloaded WSUS updates be applied on shutdown if the schedule is per weekday?

Assume the following scenario: I have a schedule specified in Group Policy for a server that says "Apply updates on Saturday at 11pm". I approve updates in WSUS on Monday at 9am. Updates should be ...
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Windows Server - “Not enough storage available error”

We have two IIS 7 servers that run in web garden. There's a copy of every site on each server. Files are synchronized using DFS (only source files). Images & big files are located on different ...