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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 ...
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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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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 ...