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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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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 ...
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Windows Server Backup failing: Parameter is incorrect?

For a while now I've been experiencing trouble with trying to back up our server using the built-in server backup tool: It would fail for some reason about a shadow copy, but would work if I just ...
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What Do the Numbers In Parentheses Mean In My Windows DNS Debug Log?

This is one of those little things that I was always curious about but never asked. On a Windows DNS Server, you can enable DNS Debug Logging and watch the packets fly by. A line from that log might ...
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Does changing the Primary DNS Suffix of a Windows Server 2012 machine require a reboot?

My server has the following IP Addresses: 127.0.0.1 192.168.100.103 208.nnn.nnn.180 199.nnn.nnn.29 It's FQDN is mymachine.example.com. However, calling ...
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Windows Server 2012 Virtualization for Limited Downtime? [closed]

We're planning on purchasing a new server and consolidating most of our websites onto it. The initial thought was to use Windows Server 2012 with 4 VMs on it (1 e-commerce web, 1 e-commerce database, ...
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Django mutli-threading on apache/mod_wsgi/windows

I am quite new to the combination of apache and django and quite naive frankly regarding to how multi-threading is handeled. Specifically I run on a windows server, so I know the MPM is only ...
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Why MPIO instead of 802.3ad Team for iSCSI

Doing my first server to iSCSI target and I thought i would be off to a running start by teaming my NIC on the server (conventional 802.3ad team). However, from many online sources I see this is NOT ...
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how to get the full path of a of an open file

I have script that runs on a Windows server to perform operations on certain files. The script often fails because various users (even myself) have open file shares on the server that they've ...
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which performance counters mainly matter for windows server performance?

We have a website which is sometimes performing slowly, and / or completely hangs. I have setted up temporarily the default system performance data collector in Performance Monitor, to see if this ...
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Windows Server Backup 2012 Fails on “preparing the backup image”

I have a couple of Windows Server 2012 VM's I need to backup. Everything works fine on all but one machine. No matter where I choose to store the backup, it fails almost immediately with: Backup ...
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Do I need to add WDS Driver Packages to an install image?

Do I need to add my driver packages to my Windows 7 install image in order for them to get deployed when using that install image? I can't seem to understand if this is necessary based on the ...
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What happens to local files when enabling redirection?

The answer to this seems like it should be obvious but I can't seem to craft search terms to find it. If a user already has locally stored files in Documents and Desktop, what happens to those files ...
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Exchange 2013 Error - MapiExceptionUnknownUser: Unable to open message store

I am trying to install Exchange Server 2013 for days. On every try I am getting the error "MapiExceptionUnknownUser: Unable to open message store." while connecting to either ECP or OWA. In my ...
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Allow user to read files and folders - Windows Server 2012

Our server appears to have some weird permissions issues. Random files and folders within our web server directory do not have the permissions to allow our webuser to read files. I am not sure why ...
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Windows RRAS for port forwarding

I have some Windows machines on an internal network. One of them (at 192.168.164.14/24) has an HTTP/HTTPS server listening on the usual ports, 80 and 443, respectively. Due to an odd constraint I ...
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PHP managed to create and upload files to root of windows server

I was testing a PHP upload script which created folders and uploaded files. I forgot to make the folder path go from the root, however, the folders where still created. I checked my Windows servers ...
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Automating the creation of SQL servers

VMWare has a tool called vFabric Data Directory which allows you to automate building SQL, Postgress and Oracle servers using VMWare. Is there something simular to this that will work for Hyper-V? I ...
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Why Windows 7/2008 mstsc asks for username password BEFORE server certificate warning?

When using Windows 7 mstsc to connect to an Windows Server 2008 (remote desktop), I notice a problem I cannot explain. mstsc asks for username password first. If I provide a wrong one, mstsc tells me ...
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Setting NFS Domain name on Windows 2012 NFS Server

I have a Windows 2012 NFS server setup to use my AD domain as an authentication source. My domain is ad.example.com with a NetBIOS name of AD. My linux machines have idmapd configured to use ...
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How to allow HTTP OPTIONS requests in IIS 6?

I am having some trouble allowing CORS OPTIONS requests from a website that I am working on. After doing some research I was under the impression that the following things needed to be in place in ...
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How to grant domain user local system privileges in Windows 2012

I have a service which needs to run as local system in order to work properly. If I run it as a domain user or even local admin it doesn't work correctly. However I need network access to resources ...
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Set system time using SNMP?

Is it possible to set system time on Windows Server using SNMP? So you push out the time instead of using NTP
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Implement a new dns server in a DMZ

I currently have a few Dns servers (ad Integrated). Internally we are using domain.local and one ISA server running DNS domains domain.com and some other .com domains. I have one server that is an ...
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Black Hole DNS on Windows DNS Server

I am looking at configuring our Windows DNS Servers for some type of DNS based blackhole operation. Ideally, we would be able to use feeds from MalwareDomains.com or the like. I was curious how one ...
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Missing SYSVOL and NETLOGON after upgrade from Windows 2003 SBS to 2012 Standard

Today we went from Windows 2003 SBS to Windows Server 2012 Standard. I did the following: Joined 2012 server to the SBS 2003 domain Installed Active Directory Domain Services (aka dcpromo) on the ...
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Add attribute through commandline in Active Directory

I am migrating from OpenLDAP to Active Directory (Samba4). I was wondering if there is a commandline command (in windows commandprompt or powershell) to add Attributes to the Active Directory Schema. ...
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How to make a scheduled task run as a builti-in account

Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 How do I configure a scheduled task to run under the credentials of one of the built-in accounts? I tried SYSTEM, NT AUTRHORITY\SYSTEM, Local Service, NT AUTHORITY\Local ...
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Task Scheduler just decides it doesn't want to run a task anymore

I set up a task in Server 2012 to run a script every weekday. It will work for anywhere from a few weeks to a few days, then just not even try to run it anymore. Status: Ready Triggers: At 7:30 AM ...
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Windows share - wrong password

Disclaimer: I'm completely new to this. I'm trying to connect to a windows share folder in a different network. When I start remote desktop to the machine with the shared folder, the shared folder ...
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What tools can run scripts on multiple windows servers? [closed]

I'm looking for a tool that can schedule a job (shell script, vbs, powershell) on 100+ standalone Windows servers. I know Altiris can do that, but I think it needs an agent on every server. I prefer ...
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“setspn -s” vs. “setspn -a”

According to Setspn Overview it's discouraged to use Setspn -A to add an SPN record and it's suggested to use Setspn -S instead. It's said that Setspn -S checks whether the SPN already exists before ...
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IIS 8 Service Name - Windows Server 2012

I wrote a monitoring app which probes different parts of the system. Now I look for IIASADMIN service to see status of IIS. But there is not a service named IISADMIN there. What's the service name of ...
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Is it better to apply windows updates to servers without testing, or not at all? [closed]

I've found lots of information about the right way to approach patching windows servers (e.g. To update or to not update?), but I'm in a situation where most of that information is just not practical ...