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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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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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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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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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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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Windows Server 2008 R2 all administrators lost privileges

Over the weekend, all the administrators of one of my servers lost their privileges. Nobody can do administrative tasks on the server, such as use Server Manager. Only the service account is still ...
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Installing a personal security certificate for Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services user

We use StoneEdge Order Manager, which runs under Microsoft Access, on several Windows computers as well as through Terminal Services on Windows Server 2008. Terminal Services users are unable to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Securing iis 8 nt permissions

I have an win2012/IIS 8 webserver which I am trying to secure. I want to isolate each site/user to their own folder as best as possible. I have moved the websites to "c:\sites\mysiteA\", ...
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Outlook Internet Security Warning with UCC w/ Subject Alternative Names

I installed a certificate on the mail server with Subject Alternative Names. Thunderbird does not throw any warnings but when an Outlook 2007 client connects, it throws a warning titled, "Internet ...
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PowerShell Remoting: No credentials are available in the security package

I'm trying to use the following script: $password = ConvertTo-SecureString "xxxx" -AsPlainText -Force $cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential("domain\Administrator", $password) ...
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SBS 2011 Essentials: Grant Remote Web Access to non-dashboard-created user

I found that using the dashboard to create users is tedious because it adds each single user to ntfs permissions, taking an awful long time for a simple task. I rather created a group in AD and add ...
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Forms aware print spooling for Windows Server?

I’m working with a non-profit organization that needs to do fairly low volume printing to a large number (approx. 25) of different preprinted forms on one or two printers. They want the ability to ...
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Windows 2008 R2 - how to optimise performance monitoring?

It seems there are quite a few "default" monitoring threads running. I have W2008R2 and when I opened Performance Monitor I can see 6 Event Trace Sessions in the System collector sets. This is ...
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Color Printing Restriction

I am in an office environment were we have access to both color and B & W printers. At some point in time, the use of color on the color printers was restricted so that they only print in B & ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I move my domain running on iis7 to ubuntu apache server but still use iis7 for virtual directories?

This may seem like a weird scenario. And there may be a better way to accomplish I don't know about. I am currently running my domain on Windows server 2012 with IIS7. The domain has a lot of virtual ...
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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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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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Source-Initiated subscription for event forwarding in WorkGroup

Can we create "Event Forwarding" in WorkGroup using Source-Initiated (Push mode) Subscription? How about configuring Certificates (basically we need a CA)? Thanks
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Does the Windows Server 2012 Data Deduplication feature work with 3rd party defrag programs?

Does the Windows Server 2012 Data Deduplication feature work with 3rd party defrag programs, in particular Auslogics Disk Defrag? I recently enabled the Data Deduplication feature on a drive to test ...
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Getting DNS working outside of the domain

I'm currently trying to set up a home development server (details below). Unfortunately, any time I try to access a DNS entry on a computer whose network card doesn't explicitly reference my internal ...
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blue screen (bsod) on windows server 2012 + hyper-v + routing and remote access (rras) nat

i have a dell r710 running windows server 2012 and hyper-v with 1 x windows server 2008 r2 guest (which i've just migrated from a server running windows server 2008 r2 with hyper-v, by re-creating a ...
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.NET console application exe can't access mapped drive that points to UNC path

I created a Windows executable by developing a very simple .NET console application in Visual Studio. The executable opens up a mapped drive and reads the files from that mapped drive. The mapped ...