A version of Microsoft Windows for use on servers; it supports server class hardware (e.g. more RAM, more CPU cores), contains network server software (Hyper-V, DNS server, web server, file server), and runs Active Directory to manage Windows Desktop computers and user accounts.

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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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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 ...
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In Active Directory, what is the relation between IP, MAC, and OS?

I have one machine on which I want to run 2 different OSs, dual boot between Windows Server 2008R2 and 2012R2 (or others). I want to keep the same computer name, the same IP address, and the same MAC ...
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Configure Windows Server 2008 R2 to restart after auto update on weekends only

This article provides excellent guide on how to change group policy to prevent windows update to restart the server. However we don't want to hold back applying important update for too long. Is there ...
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What is the origin and / or standardness of the term “bang account”?

I keep hearing "bang account" at my company and, through context, figured it out to mean an account with elevated privileges. I believe this is particularly the case with Active Directory accounts, ...
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How to replace permissions and everything inside with icacls on Windows Server 2012?

Using Windows Server 2012 R2 AND Windows Server 2008 R2. I have a folder called C:\temp\test and I want to grant access to SYSTEM and a user and all files and subdirectories, and remove everthing ...
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VPN client names incorrectly resolve to their private LAN IP addresses, DNS Issue?

My office network is running a single Windows Server 2012 Standard as Domain Controller, DHCP, DNS, NPS, and RRAS. DHCP has a scope of 192.168.1.50 through .200, and RAS is configured to get IP ...
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What can a domain controller do? [duplicate]

In short: I do not know where to start reading so that I can understand how to configure a DC. The long question: In the environment I work, we use an outdated domain controller and I have to create ...
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Windows Server 2008R2 WDS using MDT added applications but they arent installing

Not important information: I've a MDT server 2010 setup on a Windows 2008 R2 server I've configured DHCP for PXE and its working fine I've a custom Scheduled task configured to set my keyboard, ...
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Changing computer name of clients and servers

I recently joined another unit of my company, being in charge of the company's IT infrastructure, I need to rename all clients and servers using a standard naming convention. No big thing, I'm done ...
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Recursively obtain a list of all permissions on Windows file shares

I have been assigned a task as the new guy on the IT team at where I work to list and document all the assigned permissions for every single directory in the entire directory tree of the file shares ...
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New Domain Controller Cannot Enroll for KerberosAuthentication Certificate

I have an AD domain. 2003 FFL/DFL. The schema was upgraded to version 56 for Server 2012. The domain contains a mix of domain controllers from Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and now Server ...
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What could be the cause for outbound TCP/IP traffic beeing blocked while ICMP is still working?

On a Windows Server 2003 there is a strange issue. Every 6 hours the server don't accept outbound TCP/IP traffic while inbound traffic working fine. If the problem occurs I can connect with RDP to ...
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Access Denied while acessing Webdav on Windows Server 2012

I have installed Wedbav Redirector and enabled Webdav Publishing for my site. When I try to map the network drive, the dialog prompts for username & password. I'm sure that I'm entering the ...
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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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Is it possible to use SSD for storage on Windows Azure?

There is some marketing-speak suggesting that it may be possible ..: http://gigaom.com/2012/06/05/new-windows-azure-goes-all-ssd-to-one-up-amazon-in-the-cloud/ .. but I couldn't find any way to ...
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Any way to make a program run on a specific core on launch?

I have a program that runs on my server, I want to run multiple instances of the same program (its an application that can only run on a single core..), im wondering if I can assign them to a core at ...
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IIS specialized header vulnerability Ubuntu 13.10

We are trying to run a PCI scan for a client who's sites runs on Ubuntu 13.10 but the scan fails the site on the "IIS specialized header vulnerability". Details provided: IIS 5.0 allows remote ...
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Virtual Machines List from PowerShell vs PowerShell ISE and PowerGUI

I am confused to why I have different information based on where I try to retrieve it from. I have 3 Windows 2012 servers (G0, G1, and G2) running Hyper-V. The following situation is captured from one ...
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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 ...