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How can a standard Windows user change their password from the command line?

On Windows Server 2008 R2, I have a standard (non-administrator) local user (not an Active Directory account, though the server is in a domain) who has access to the server only via PowerShell ...
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Why would a shortcut point to a network share and back?

I stumbled across something that caught my interest the other day: two Windows servers where one contains a shortcut \\SERVER1\C\MyFolder that points to \\SERVER2\SHARES\MyFolder and that's a share ...
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How to configure Windows Server as a Web Proxy? [closed]

I'd like to set up a transparent web proxy on my home network. I know you can do this with Squid on Linux. I was wondering if Windows Server includes a web proxy?
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Proliant DL320G5P, Embedded RAID controller: Windows installation shows phisycal disks, not logical drive

I am installing Windows 2012R2 on Proliant DL320G5P, with the Embedded SATA RAID controller. I have 4 disks, with two different RAID 1 (mirror) arrays. I have a "strange" situation: Windows ...
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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 ...
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Connecting a Storage Space: connect-virtualdisk error PermissionDenied 40001

I'm trying to attach a storage space in my server but am receiving and access denied error. The back story is that the storage space was working fine on windows home server 2012, but then I paved the ...
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Using CA certificate for Remote Desktop Connection

I’m connecting over the web to a remote Windows Server 2012 R2 via Remote Desktop Connection for administration needs. It is a single web and database server without an AD etc. I’m not talking ...
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retrieve software RAID information using WMI [duplicate]

I need to get software RAID configuration info from a remote windows server (2003, 2008, 2012) on a local linux system. I have searched and searched, but have been unsuccessful at finding a solution, ...
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High System Interrupt CPU usage on clean Windows Server 2012 VM?

I have a cloud dynamic server that I rent from 1and1 running Windows Server 2012 Standard. A few days ago, the system interrupt process started using a large amount of CPU (20-80% while idle). I ...
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Different subnet range of ips are not working - windows server 2012 - virtual machine [closed]

ip , subnet , default gateway The main server is windows server 2012 and main ip is : 198.245.73.82 , 255.255.255.248 , 198.245.73.81 Now i have originally allocated ip range from my server ...
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What is the difference between the two DFS Replication Group Types?

What is the difference between DFS replication group types - multipurpose replication group and replication group for data collection? Is it really only that replication group for data collection ...
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Find out what is using SQL installations on a Windows Server

I have taken over a server that has tons of SQL Server related bits installed, and as far as I know, there are no applications on the server requiring the use of SQL. There are different SQL Server ...
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Can we restore My Computer > Manage to prior functionality in Server 2012-R2

In the newer server versions when right clicking on My Computer / This PC, we are presented with the option to 'Manage', when clicked it opens the Server Manager, which can take up to 10-20 seconds in ...
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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 ...
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Creating a System Event for Newly Created 10 Gig Files in a specific directory

I'm looking to find some way that my Windows Small Business Server 2011 machine can auto create system events any time there is a newly created file 10 GBs and larger in a specific directory. It seems ...
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Creating virtual desktop on windows server 2012

I've been trying to make this work for like 2 days and still no luck from google and searching... i have a windows 7 VM in hyperV ready and generalized to use as my collection template. when im ...
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Client hits 80072EE2 error while downloading update from WSUS server

So, the WSUS server is configured to download latest updates from Microsoft and then the other servers would download the update from the WSUS server. There's no issue for the WSUS server to download ...
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Use WMI to remove a page file

I can modify page file settings via WMI like this PS D:\> gwmi win32_pagefilesetting MaximumSize Name Caption ...
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Measuring remote desktop latency when typing

I'm trying to measure the lag/latency of a remote desktop connection on the client, specifically when typing, but I don't know how to do this. For instance, I remote from my Windows 7 workstation ...
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How do I debug Powershell Desired State Configuration not generating MOF files?

I'm following the most basic example on MSDN and I'm failing to get it to work. I've got my configuration defined as follows: Configuration MyWebConfig { Param($ComputerName) Node ...
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RD Session Host Configuration doesn't list my SSL certificate

I'm trying to change SSL certificate from auto-generated to another one, e.g. custom self-signed made by makecert. But RD Session Host Configuration snap-in -> Connections -> RDP-Tcp -> ...
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VPN/PPTP connection dialog doesn't list my certificate to choose

I'm trying to configure VPN connection with PPTP and authentication using SSL Certificate. Client is running Windows 7, RRAS/NPS is running Windows Server 2008 R2, Cert Authority is running Windows ...
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Server address requested and the certificate subject do no match

I'm trying to setup Remote Desktop Gateway (Terminal Service Gateway) on virtual Windows Server 2012 R2. But when connect over internet (from Win7 RDP client) getting an error: Your computer can't ...
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IPv6 VPN and DirectAccess on Windows Server 2012

I have a working IPv4 RRAS VPN server on Windows Server 2012, also set up to allow DirectAccess clients. I want to allow IPv6 through the VPN, but in the RRAS management console, the "IPv6 Remote ...
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Branch office & DNS

We've got a branch office with no on-site services at the moment and we'd like to change that. The biggest goal is to setup some file servers but faster log ons and DNS resolutions will be welcome as ...
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What is the format of the RRData argument of dnscmd /RecordAdd for TXT records?

The format for a TXT record is: owner TTL class TXT text_string The documentation for dnscmd.exe gives the following syntax for the \recordadd command: dnscmd [<ServerName>] /recordadd ...
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Does the password truly expire?

One can enable password expiration (aka password maximum age) on a Windows domain. I'm a little puzzled though about the meaning of that so-called expiration: It looks like the password does not ...
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Windows serial console

How do I enable a serial console on Windows (2008 and/or 2012) such that I can log into it like the Good Old Days of Real Servers and issue provisioning commands, ideally via PowerShell? $ cu -l ...
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Query performance counters from powershell

I am trying this script to query performance counters in different localized windows server versions. http://www.powershellmagazine.com/2013/07/19/querying-performance-counters-from-powershell/ ...
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mmc cannot initialize specific snapin

On one particular server attempting to open Share and Storage Management always results in the error MMC cannot initialize the snap-in twice (after pressing OK the first time) and results in a blank ...
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Removing DHCP role, cleaning up AD data

Back story. So we had a development engineer (who just happened to have access to a domain admin account) who set up a handful of DHCP servers on our domain. This caused headaches, as the new DHCP ...
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What is the difference between “Main” mode and “Quick” mode when using IPsec in Windows Server?

What is the difference between “Main” mode and “Quick” mode when using IPsec in Windows Server? When does each one come into play?
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Less reboots on Windows Server Core, is this true or just a myth?

Because there are less components installed on a Windows Server core OS, it needs less patches than the full OS. I read in several places that therefor it needs less reboots after patching. I'm ...
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Can suddenly no longer connect to VPN host after reboot?

I've had a solid connection to my home VPN server (windows 2012) from my office (windows 8.1) for days over PPTP and have had no issues. This morning, I had to hard-shutdown my server due to an ...
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Website is asking for authentication to access uploaded files?

I'm uploading files via Syncrify (Rsyn for Windows), then using a symbolic link to put the files into a folder that is within the folder for the website in IIS. I've given permissions to the folder ...
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Is there a group policy or permission to create local shares?

I have some custom windows services which need the ability to create and remove local shares. In trying to lock down security, I also don't want to run the services as administrators. Is there a ...
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What could be causing windows service to start slow the first time after changing the logon information?

I've been changing various internal windows services to use a new domain account logon to get away from using the administrator account. On every server (Server 2003 network), after changing the logon ...
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Windows server 2012 standard activation fails with 0x80072EE2

I am facing a weird problem trying to activate a virtual server running windows server 2012 standard edition: in the end it ends up with 0x80072EE2 error (which should be a timeout). The key is ...
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How to inspect traffic from PC on domain? [closed]

Is there a tool (on Microsoft domain server, or 3rd party) that can allow me to log if some domain user is generating specific traffic at chosen time (in my case, I want to know if he is using Team ...
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windows ftp server and nlst command returns wrong filename

I download files daily from one ftp server which recently started returning unexpected results. I know how to workaround it in my program, but wondering if anyone run into similar issues and what ...
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How to inactive windows users, 1 month after their FIRST LOGIN, instead of defining a solid expiration date for them

We want to give access to some Windows Server users so they can remotely have access to our server and download from a special folder of the server. The licenses we give to users, are time base. ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 prevent automatic logoff due to inactivity

I have a stand alone windows 2012 server R2 that i log on to locally. it is not part of a domain and it is the standard install configuration with no policies enacted. The server logs off the desktop ...
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Should I have multiple active directories for my local and remote sites?

I'm setting up a new network, now I need a remote (in our DC) and local active directory for various things. I want the email server to be on the remote server (for redundancy) then route through our ...
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Understanding %DiskTime in Perfmon

I have a server that's been jumping around 100-700 %DiskTime for the past few days. I understand this indicates an I/O bottleneck -- but what do I do from here? What do I need to check or change in ...
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How do I find which hardware RAID array my server is running?

Dell VIRTUAL DISK SCSI Disk Device is the name of an array in the device manager(Under Disk Drives) of my server. While I know that "Dell VIRTUAL DISK SCSI Disk Device" indicates that I am running a ...
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Windows Server 2012 Sharepoint 2013 Active Directory - what are the user limitations?

I was wondering if you guys know if there is any limitation as far as how many users I can have on my sharepoint 2013 site if I'm running server 2012 foundation, I think I saw somewhere that there was ...
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Does a full Windows Server backup also backup “previous versions” created by VSS?

Let's say I have volume C:\ with VSS enabled, and there is some file C:\somefile.txt, which has been around for a while. Today, I remove C:\somefile.txt. Since VSS is enabled it's still contained in ...
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how to do authentication of xp clients on lion server with shared printers but windows server as a domain controller

i have a LAN with windows xp clients and Windows Server 2008 R2 with server performing the domain authentication . I also have a lion server with network shared printers attached to it . The ...
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Use Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition as Virtualisation Host

Would it be reasonable to run the Standard Server 2012 Edition (as opposed to Hyper-V edition) as a virtualisation host? Obviously there is a performance penalty but I guess it's not that bad - are ...
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Windows Server 2012 Shares vs. Windows Explorer Sharing

When I use the server manager in WS2012 and create a new share, point it at a folder and give everybody permission to read, it works very strangely: From a client computer, I can access the server in ...