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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 is the minimum and maximum cost for having a Windows server of own and what are the licensed software required? [duplicate]

I would like to know the requirements(software as well as cost) for owning a Windows server for hosting a .Net application which will be having a minimum of 1 million concurrent users at a time. The ...
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Authentication options for staging sites

We're currently authenticating our clients who wants to view their staging environments using windows authentication. That means we have to create their accounts in our local AD and assign them to ...
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FSRM - Setting File Screen to block files types that are already inside some folders

I have a file server without any kind of file screen to prevent users from saving certain types of files in their folders. Our management changed and now I have to apply file screens to block some ...
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2 remote desktop servers one 1 external ip [closed]

Edited for clarification on why I'm asking this question: Purely for educational purposes. I would normally care less for 2 nodes. Not entirely sure if this is possible, but I have my desktop ...
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Server noob, how do I connect it to the internet? [closed]

I am totally new when it comes to the server side of Windows, so please bear with me. Well, here is my scenario: I have 5 computers in 2 different locations. I bought a computer with Server 2012 ...
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HP ADU report information. Where is it stored?

I'm working on something but I'm a bit stuck. If I could figure out where certain information that ADU looks at is stored on Windows Server (2003 & 2008), I'd be in great shape. I primarily want ...
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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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Secondary Domain Controller

I have 2 physical servers srvr1 and srvr2 running windows server 2012 Standard, with 32GiB RAM and 800GB for each. srvr1 is a Domain controller and I need to make secondary as backup in case the ...
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Transition Advice [closed]

My organization (about 3-5 regular users and 10-15 rare-seldom other users) is looking at making a few transitions. We are retiring our internally developed data system hosted on a leased web server, ...
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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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windows 2003 server task scheduler error code but blank status

I'm getting an error running a task scheduler on windows 2003 code 0x1, but the task scheduler is not showing error description on status column. Any idea why this could happend?
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Is there a different way to view the Windows Updates for a computer that summarizes what each is for?

When reviewing some of our Windows servers, it can be extremely tedious to tell whether a security update is relevant to our system. A patch to IIS is irrelevant if we use Apache; an exploit affecting ...
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Is it possible to view average system performance/load over time on a default installation of Windows Server?

Without previously configuring collector sets, is there any record of performance metrics kept on a default installation of Windows Server? I have been tasked to evaluate the load on a particular ...
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How to get Active Directory domain objectGUID anonymously

As an authenticated Active Directory user, I can run this to get the domain GUID (objectGUID): dsquery * "DC=lab,DC=local" -scope base -attr objectguid I can use this command in Linux to get the ...
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Active Directory - Dynamically set user attribute based on group membership?

Is it possible to dynamically set a user attribute based on membership in a group or does one really have to manually change all existing users and have a template with the attribute set to account ...
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Does psexec support input redirection?

I am trying to control a remote Python script, which reads commands from stdin, via psexec 1.98, but I need to redirect psexec's input since psexec itself will be launched from another program. ...
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Event ID 4013 DNS-Server-Service on Network with Only One Domain Controller/DNS/etc

I'm consulting for a small business that has a single server that handles DC, DNS, DHCP, etc. roles. It is giving the following error with some regularity: 4013 DNS-Server-Service The DNS server ...
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Remove Windows Server from Domain While it is Airgapped?

I am working on a scheme to clone a production, domain-joined virtual machine, bring that machine up off the network in order to prepare it to be converted to a template. One issue that comes to my ...
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Cannot connect Windows 7 PCs to a Windows 2011 SBS domain

I can connect XP machines just fine to our new domain, however, I get the following error when I try to bind any Windows 7 box on our network to the 2011 SBS domain: An attempt to resolve the DNS ...
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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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Performance monitoring on Linux/Unix

I run a few Windows servers and (Debian and Ubuntu) Linux and AIX servers. I would like to continously monitor performance on these systems in order to easily identify bottlenecks as well as to have ...
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WSUS data store error

I have one upstream server and 17 downstream (configured as replicas). I'm getting this error in one of them and I'm stuck: "An error occurred with the server's data store". Details: SqlException: ...
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How to have your DNS servers forward queries for internet names

I have 2 Domain Controllers / DNS servers on Windows 2012, their IPs are 10.0.1.10 and 10.0.1.11 Another server acts as the DHCP server for clients, and sets their primary and secondary DNS to the IP ...
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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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Why use Kerberos instead of NTLM in IIS?

This is something that I've never really been able to answer as well as I like: What is the real advantage of using Kerberos authentication in IIS instead of NTLM? I've seen a lot of people really ...
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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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High System Interrupt CPU usage on clean Windows Server 2012 VM?

I have a cloud dynamic server that I rent from 1and1 running Windows Server 2012 Standard. A few days ago, the system interrupt process started using a large amount of CPU (20-80% while idle). I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LSI RAID monitor reports “Consistency Check inconsistency logging disabled”

I have a server with a LSI MegaRAID 9261-8i controller. Recently I started getting alerts like this one: Controller ID: 1 Consistency Check inconsistency logging disabled, too many ...
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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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Check windows updates on windows 2003 server with a server operator account

On Windows 2003 Server: I know that for installing security windows updates you need an administrator account, but, exist any way to check for updates with an server operator account (or another ...
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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 ...