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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 ...
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Can two servers map to the same domain name?

I think the answer to this question is "no", but I thought I'd ask here to be sure. I am writing a web application and I need to access JavaScript code from a subdomain on another domain. This isn't ...
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How can I test domain credentials against multiple machines simultaneously?

How to test domain credentials against multiple hosts in a subnet/domain taking into account that WMI is allowed for remote access and no firewalls on local machines are enabled? I need something ...
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How do I debug the cause of a network outage on Windows Server 2008?

I have a website running on a Windows Server virtual hosting service (Godaddy). I run a website that gets about 200 visitors a day and a teamspeak server and that's it. I am new to Windows Server ...
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Windows DNS server deletes its own A record on reload

Okay so I have never seen anything like this. Here's the story. We have four DNS servers. Let's call them server01-04. server03 is set to be the primary one by DHCP. Scavenging is disabled ...
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Redirected folders, server migrations and properly moving users to a new server

I'm currently having a hell of a time with what seems like it should be a fairly simple project. Basically, $employer has a bunch of remote sites with ancient hardware impersonating real servers, and ...
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FreeBSD, VirtIO, and Virtualbox

I have no experience with VirtIO drivers, and am trying to figure out if it's possible to use them on this server. The server is a FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE host and ZFS file system, with a Virtual ...
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Copying OU permissions from an existing security group to a new security group

Currently we have a security group named: Limited_IT_Admins that has special permissions (restricted to only certain tasks they can do) on ~7 City OUs within a Country OU. [Country] <- top level ...
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Constantly having to net stop start dnscache after adding new entries in dns

Occasionally I must add new DNS entries in AD DNS. The zone is the domain's zone, and the server which I use to add it is in the same subnet as the clients affected by this issue. After adding the ...
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How to change Windows Server 2012 password requirements when installing?

i'm trying to install Windows Server 2012, and i'm being prompted that the Administrator account password does not meet the password security requirements: The password you typed does not meet the ...
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Second NIC “not working properly” on diskless Server 2012

I've got (after a considerable fight) a diskless Server 2012 running via the MS software iSCSI initiator being booted via gPXE chained from the NIC's PXE. However, now that it is booting properly I ...
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Can't boot Windows Server 2012 from iSCSI

I'm working out how to install various OSes onto diskless servers to be run via iSCSI. The servers have no special hardware for this (no iSCSI HBAs etc.) I briefly played with Windows Deployment ...
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Set up DNS and DHCP roles on Win 2008 server. Why don't clients show up in Explorer?

I disabled the DNS/DHCP on my router and activated those services on a Windows 2008 server. Everything is working fine, but when I go to browse the network none of the machines can see any other ...
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User cannot access a share folder, even when account is member of a Full Control group for the Share

Last week, I set up Windows Storage Server 2012 for a customer. I'm not normally a sys admin, so it was a fun bit of learning. I created 3 Shares for the customer and a number of user groups that ...
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Windows NTFS: Does taking ownership of file or folder affect permissions?

I have a shared folder that I am moving to a new server with Robocopy. However, I do not have FULL permissions to all of the source files. I am planning on taking ownership of all files and folders ...
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Automated WSUS reporting

We have WSUS 3.0 SP2 installed and I was wondering if it is possible to schedule and e-mail reports in pdf format or perhaps place them on a shared folder?
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Can the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target back an LU by a physical disk?

In short, I want the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target to expose a physical disk (from the OS' perspective) as an iSCSI unit, instead of using a file (a Microsoft-proprietary "virtual disk") as the ...
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Is it possible to save credentials in MAP toolkit?

is this possible to save different credentials (both local and domain users) in MAP toolkit to avoid entering them every time the scan is performed? Perhaps, the files with server names can have ...
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Export hardware specifications to a spreadsheet for Windows Server

I have a bunch of servers : Windows 2003 and 2008. I just wanted to export these hardware specs to a spreadsheet: cpus : num processors, clock speed, etc total hard disk space total used disk space ...