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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 ...
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Can Remote Desktop Services be deployed and administered by PowerShell alone, without a Domain in WIndows Server 2012 and 2012 R2?

Windows Server 2008 R2 allowed deployment of Terminal Server (Remote Desktop Services) without a domain, and without any insistence on domains. This was very useful, especially for standalone virtual ...
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Replication of files between a windows server and a NAS

I am planning some improvements to my server infrastructure and I have encountered a potential problem. I currently use dfs replication to sync files between 3 windows servers at 3 different sites. ...
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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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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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Graphing/Aggregating IIS Logs from Windows Azure

I've got IIS logging etc enabled in my Azure Web Roles - so they're there in case i want to reference them, but i'd like to pull them all in to somewhere central and run stats across them to get ...
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How to diagnose RDP with commandline?

I have a server with 1and1 and they have given up trying to restore RDP access (not trying at all) and told me to re-image the server. As this is a production machine, I'd like to avoid this since it ...
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Switch User Option on Screen Saver Lock Screen

I am using Windows Server 2012 for remote desktop services. I currently have policy set for all users screen saver to lock after 5 minutes of inactivity. When logged in on the actual machine, this ...
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How to unshare folders that are inside of a shared folder?

I have this folder three in Windows Server 2012: Projects |-> A |-> B |-> C ... |-> X |-> Y |-> Z I want to share the folder Projects with Programmers group, ...
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Browsing web site from own server does not work - but does externally

I have a brand new install of Windows Server 2012 with IIS 8 on a colocated box. I moved the InetPub folder to D:\ using the script here. I set a domain to point to the server. I added a new website ...
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Tracking Event Viewer errors to a specific website on a server?

Just wondering if there was some way to tweak Event Viewer so it would show the full path to a script that causes an error on my server so I can see which website it's on? At the moment is only ...
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How to setup an alias in IIS?

I'm a SharePoint developer, so please, bear with me here and I'll provide more information as needed since I'm not sure what I need to specify here! I'm trying to setup an alias in IIS. I have a ...
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How to identify and differentiate networks so I can set location?

I am a developer and know just whatever sysadmin/networking/etc stuff I've picked up over a lifetime of computing and developing (not an inconsiderable amount, but I am very far from an expert on any ...
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newgrp equivalent in Windows?

Is there a newgrp equivalent in Windows? Or is everybody just in the groups that their in and there is concept of primary and secondary groups?
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Create a folder on a share each time a workstation joins the server 2012 domain

I'm trying to automate the creation and deletion of a folder each time a computer is added or removed from the domain. When a computer joins a domain, I'd like folder w/ %computername% to be ...
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Can I move my domain running on iis7 to ubuntu apache server but still use iis7 for virtual directories?

This may seem like a weird scenario. And there may be a better way to accomplish I don't know about. I am currently running my domain on Windows server 2012 with IIS7. The domain has a lot of virtual ...
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Windows Server Audit Failure from Client

Every several minutes I get an audit failure from one of my clients running Windows 8 on ports 56280 to 56294 in the event log of my server which provides DHCP/DNS/DC for that client. Do you have any ...
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Windows Server 2012 RemoteAccess 20106

I was running RRAS on my Windows Server 2012 before and now I uninstalled the role but I still get an Event ID 20106 from RemoteAccess which says Unable to add the interface {guid} with the Router ...
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Windows Server: Adding an additional Host entry for a domain computer?

For a couple of reasons (I'll explain later), I'm looking to add an additional A record for a system in my domain in the Windows Server 2012 DNS Manager. It sticks for a few minutes... but then gets ...
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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 ...
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Windows AD, how to thoroughly invalidate existed simple passwords after enforcing strong password domain policy?

I followed this Microsoft article to enforce strong domain user passwords. Before I took this action, some domain users used simple passwords (like 123456). After I enforced strong password policy ...
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Copy lots of files and symlinks for Windows Server to another

I have a quite nasty problem with a simple task: copying files from an old file server to a new one. A short description of the situation: The old server is W2k8 R2 and hosts about 25 TB of data, ...
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Set up persistent point-to-point VPN connection on Windows Server

I have seen this question, but it doesn't have a good response and what I am looking for is a little different. I have a well working environment (New York) with a Juniper router that allows me to ...
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Having issues connecting to a Windows 2012 VPN

Setting up Windows Server 2012 Datacenter as a VPN (with everything as default settings), I receive no errors upon installation, then I restart. Upon trying to connect to the VPN, here is what ...
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Source-Initiated subscription for event forwarding in WorkGroup

Can we create "Event Forwarding" in WorkGroup using Source-Initiated (Push mode) Subscription? How about configuring Certificates (basically we need a CA)? Thanks
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Slow data transfer between Server 2012 and Windows XP/7 Clients

I've installed a new Dell PowerEdge R720 server at a small company which eight workstations. It is running Windows Server 2012 Standard. I've then installed Hyper-V (role) onto the server and created ...
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Out of Memory Errors on Windows 2008 Virtual Machine

I have a server which is configured as follows: Physical Server (16GB RAM): Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition with Hyper-V Role installed 2 VMs running on this host server: 1 x Windows Server ...
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What user account should we use for scheduled tasks on a server with sensitive mateiral?

I'm working in a team with 10 developers. We have servers set up which performs backup, automated build of software, automated deployment and more. Some of these servers contains sensentive material, ...
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Hyper-V on one machine [closed]

Context: We have one machine Intel Xeon X3440 @ 2.53GHz; 8 GB RAM on which we would like to run windows and linux installations. We have decided to go with Hyper-V since we are mainly focused on ...
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What does Operating System Environments (OSEs) mean on System Center 2012 Licensing? [duplicate]

I was looking into System Center 2010 Licensing Details and came across with this term: # of Managed Operating System Environments (OSEs) per license Do they mean regular Operating Systems? or ...
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Unable to ping computers via DNS domain name

I have two desktop computers and recently set up a third computer, a Windows Server 2012 box, for which I installed DNS on it and set it up as a domain controller. I was able to successfully set up ...
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How to kick somebody from an RDP session [duplicate]

I am trying to RDP into a machine, but it has exceeded its maximum number of users. How do I go about kicking one of them (assuming I have admin rights).
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Group policy central store replication

Should i care about replication traffic, generated by group policy templates central store? Do templates, stored there, replicate with client machines?
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Moving domain controller from Samba to Windows Server 2008

I need to migrate an existing Active Directory from Samba to Windows Server 2008. It's easy as add a new Windows Domain Controller, wait for AD replication and turn off the linux machine?
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What's the best way to copy deduplicated files onto a new Server 2012 drive?

We have a deduplicated volume on a Windows Server 2012 machine that is approaching it's limits. It is a 1.3TB drive with ~10TB of duplicated data. We want to copy all of this data onto a larger 4TB ...
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How do I completely remove VirtualBox from Server 2008 R2

I'm having network problems since I installed VirtualBox on a Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bits machine. I tested with iperf and the speed suddenly goes to zero for a couple of seconds once every 1 to 3 ...
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Connect to RDP & execute command from CLI

I want to connect to the rdp server and execute the command on the server via command line. Is it possible to do with one line-command?
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Get OS information with WMI from Small Business Server 2011 for Windows 2008 virtual machine

In my organization, the main server is Windows Small Business 2011. It uses a WMI service (I think) to get the Security and Update status of computers on the network. I have a Server 2008 virtual ...
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Why can't I change passwords using the ldifde tool?

I'm trying to change user passwords using ldifde tool with the following commmand: ldifde -i -h -f .\password.ldf -J ./ Here is one of the entries that are in the password.ldf file: dn: ...
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Getting WINS Server Statistics

I know WINS is ancient. No need to remind me. For what it's worth, this effort is going toward a project to retire it from the environment altogether. But before I can do that - I need to be able to ...
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Windows Server Essentials 2012 & RDP: How to disable all read/write access to disks and USB devices except user profile?

I'd like to allow an RDP user to access their profile folder but nothing else on the server. Ideally I'd like to disable read/list files/write on all disks except for the user profile location. Is ...