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How can I tell what version of IIS is installed?

I've got a box running Win2k3 and some directions from Microsoft KB about SSL certificates, for IIS 5.0 and 6.0. How can I tell which version of IIS is currently installed?
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Are there alternatives to Sysinternals ADInsight?

I had been using ADInsight from Sysinternals to trace Active Directory calls from my workstation, but the application has failed. Where previously the Active Directory events were traced and logged, ...
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Error in getting powershell remote session through ssh-enabled PowerShell

I am trying to login to windows 2008 server "C" from my machine "A". There is machine in between "B" serving as jumpbox running windows server 2008 and running "SSH-Enabled PowerShell Access for ...
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Windows 2012 R2 virtual Domain controller blank screen issue

We recently added windows 2012 R2 domain controllers on ESX 5.5 . Receiving blank screen error while trying to access through RDP and console. Unable to connect through compmgmt.msc as well. Server is ...
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How to lock out normal (non-admin) users during software installs?

We have a lot of thin clients running Windows Embedded Standard 7 and an SCCM 2012 R2 server to manage them. The thin clients have their write filters enabled (FBWF) so machine changes are not ...
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Nginx 1.8 Configuration Problems

Here is the problem : (I'm new to NGinx, read about it, but didn't find my working solution yet.) I'm on a Windows system. My projects file system is located there : E:/www/ here is a project ...
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How to make windows 7 to talk to rhel 6.4 through strongswan 5.2.0

I'm trying to make talk windows 7 to RHEL 6.4 through strongswan 5.2.0 RHEL 6.4 hostname gives "localhost.localdomain". Windows 7 machine name is "EPClient1" RHEL 6.4 IP is 10.2.128.16. ...
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Image build system that derives from a base Windows 8.1 image

For our VDI deployment, we have several Windows 8.1 images for target groups that require different suites of applications. The current update procedure requires us to update the OS on each ...
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No response to TCP SYN packet when padding is not 0's or F's

I have this client which initiates a 3 way handshake with a SYN packet but there is no SYN ACK response. We figured out that it was because the client did not pad the end of the TCP headers with 0's ...
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Windows Server 2012, IIS, and Digest

I recently got TWO IIS servers running perfectly smooth. I was able to access these from the outside with no problem, however as of a few days ago, out of no where.. when I try to access IIS Server A ...
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Can't access shared space FROM Windows Server 2012 VM without User and Password prompt

I am trying to set up an FTP server on my Windows Server 2012 VM, that would access a network path on my host machine (Windows 8.1 Pro). I can access this network path from a Windows 7 VM without ...
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“The local device name is already in use” error when connecting to active directory shared folders

We have a Windows Server 2003 running active directory - the users login with their AD accounts from their PCs. We have setup a file server where each AD user has a shared network folder hosted on the ...
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Multiple DHCP Offers - Which is selected? [on hold]

I have created a testing scenario in VMWare for a man in the middle attack using DHCP spoofing. It's for a college project. Windows 8 machine bridged to host adapter Kali linux bridged to host ...
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How can I find out what is causing interrupts on Windows?

Occasionally I come across servers (Windows 2003 and 2008) with high processor % interrupt time. Is there a way to see what program or device is causing the interrupts?
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Change user password on other domain command line

I'd like to change user's password using cmd.exe on domain account. I tried net user user_name * /domain but it doesn't work, because my user is on another domain. How can I specify, to which ...
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IIS 6 default website won't start?

I installed windows server 2003 R2 and then install IIS, when I check the default website And it stopped, nothing in event log, I can't start, when press start, nothing happen, What should I do? ...
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Hyper-V connecting to a remote machine shows "The operation on computer 'x' failed

I'm running Hyper-V manager using this command: runas /user:DOMAIN\username "mmc \"C:\Program Files\Hyper-V\virtmgmt.msc\"" It is using a runas because the user I am logged into my machine as ...
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How to transfer testdata in testlink from one server to another?

Last month we installed testlink and bugzilla on our server and we started writing testcases in testlink for our project. Unfortunately we've never been able to access testlink on that server. We ...
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Find GUID of MSI Package

How can I find the GUID of an MSI package? I would like to script the removal of a program on a large number of desktops by using: msiexec.exe /x ProductCode Any reason why this would not work ...
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How to check WSUS server updates downloaded size?

How can I check the updates size which were downloaded in WSUS? For example I need to check the updates size downloaded of April 9, 2013 for new 26 updates. And how can I locale the new updates on ...
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Trouble booting Windows from USB [migrated]

Not sure if there's a more appropriate SE site, but I've been having some real trouble today. My laptop stopped running Windows because I powered off holding the power button and I must've corrupted ...
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Windows Passthrough and Impersonation

Does pass-through authentication (under Windows and NTLM) use Impersonation method ? edit As I can see in log event, it is a real connection. Not a salad :)
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Apache stops responding to http requests — https continues to work

Okay. Very strange problem that I'm having here. I just recently updated to Apache 2.4.2 from 2.2.17, mostly to try to get name-based SSL VirtualHosts working (although they should have been working ...
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How to connect IIS to samba server? [on hold]

Is there any way to connect IIS wwwroot directory to samba server? How to mount windows web server folders with samba?
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Copy files from server using DRAC [on hold]

Is it possible to copy files from a server that runs windows through the iDRAC interface?
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Can't connect to computer via SBS2011 RWA

I've got an SBS 2011 Essentials server. Users a able to log on to Remote Web Access using their username and password. However, the trouble starts when a users attempts to log on remotely to his/her ...
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Missing a Generic/Text Only printer driver?

I have a program that needs a printer with the Generic/Text Only driver to print shipping documents.Some users in China (who use Windows XP and Windows 7) don't have the option to select this driver ...
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What version of Windows Management Framework is installed?

How do you check to see what version of Windows Management Framework (WMF) is installed? It seems like it should be a simple thing to find out, but I cannot. Even Googling a bunch of different ...
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Windows 2012 Master & Ubuntu Bind 9 Slave & SOA

I'm kinda like the maid... I don't do Windows. But thanks to new things we're implementing, I'm now attempting replicating a single zone from our AD cluster. We had this working just fine but ...
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How to architect a reliable DNS infrastructure [on hold]

We are hosting DNS internally for a public facing web application. We have a datacenter where there is a Windows based DNS server hosting a couple zones. I need to setup another one at a DR datacenter ...
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Allow domain account to modify ACL of particular service

I have a windows domain account that I would like to be able to modify the ACL of a particular service. Currently this account is being used to run an installer, and the installer wants to do the ACL ...
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Run a perl script as a windows 7 service

I have a perl script which is compiled using pp, to be run as a windows service on windows 7 machines. I looked at the thread http://www.perlmonks.org/index.pl?node%5Fid=230377 but of little use ...
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Setting NTFS permissions to Write, but not Read

For our Benefits Open Enrollment period, we want to setup a file share/mapped drive where a specific user account (autologon to locked down laptops for this specific purpose) can save a PDF of their ...
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windows 10 iot dism return code 0xffffffff [on hold]

Can anyone give me some pointers as to why this isn't working for me? I'm following the steps provided here. I have the latest W10 version on my laptop. (I literally just updated it) When I run ...
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Windows 8.1 Limited Connectivity (on Steroids)

About two weeks ago we performed maintenance on our on-premise infrastructure in our office. Including applying updates to our Hyper-V-based virtual hosts, as well as our SAN. We also modified some ...
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OWA 2013 - Direct access to html file without saving to disk

I've got a new installation of Exchange 2013 (on Server 2008 R2) and I've come across an issue that I'd like to get some feedback on. My users often receive emails with .html files on them and they ...
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Unable to Create MySql 64-bit System DSN on windows

I have a very similar problem to this: Unable to Create System DSN but none of the fixes suggested there have worked for me. System: windows 7 64-bit enterprise. I'm trying to create a DSN to use ...
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Lots of FAILURE AUDIT: an account failed to log on entires in Security Log

I have received lots of failure audits on my server. From the log, I have identified the particular machine that is the culprit. How can I identify which process is sending the login request? Do you ...
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IIS 8 Server Too Busy

I've been working on it for a few weeks. I've an IIS 8.0 Server hosting, ASP .NET 4.0 application in Classic mode. Two of the files are GET which do file system reads for every request and one is post ...
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Where can I learn about apache [on hold]

I use apache web server for web development in python. The biggest problem I face with apache is setting up the environment. I can't understand thing like what is difference between /etc/apache2 and ...
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Is a VM with 2 CPUs really faster than one with 4 CPUs?

Our IT created a VM with 2 CPUs allocated rather than the 4 I requested. Their reason is that the VM performs better with 2 CPUs rather than 4 (according to them). The rationale is that the VM ...
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How do you force Outlook 2007 to re-index it's seach on Windows XP SP 3?

So I have a Windows XP SP 3 machine which is running Outlook 2007. When I search in Outlook for an email that exists using a basic keyword, like say "MySQL", I get no results. However, Outlook gives ...
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Querying services from a remote Windows 7 PC extremely slow

When I query installed services from a remote Windows 7 PC it's very slow. With a remote Windows XP PC it's always fast. For example, from my Windows 7 PC the command sc \\pc1 query type= service ...
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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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How do I import into ADAM / AD LDS - The specified instance type is invalid

I'm having a hard time importing an LDIF file into ADAM/ AD LDS, and the error is below (instance type is invalid). I've tested and recovered from errors that relate to The import file is ASCII, ...
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icacls for a local group of a remote machine

I'm trying to use icacls to adjust permissions on a remote folder, when the grantee is the local group of the remote server. From machine Foo, I'm trying to grant modify rights for group Bar\Users to ...
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Pings to internal host returns with external IP address on one AD DC/DNS Server

We have the following problem with our Windows AD DNS Servers which is in turn causing intermittent issues on our clients: On one of our AD DC/DNS servers (Pluto) 2k3R2, we can ping an internal based ...
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Stop automatic reinstall of drivers in drivercache

So, you've got a driver that's giving you problems and you uninstall the driver or device and it automatically gets reinstalled. Is there a way to stop windows from keeping a driver in the driver ...
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User/group - folders mapping on Windows SBS 2008 [duplicate]

How can I know which files/folders are accessible by a specific user/group on Windows SBS 2008?
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SSH tunnel seems to be bound to multiple IPs

I am using a SSH tunnel to a remote machine using plink.exe in Putty on Windows 8. I am also running a web application using the same port. So to avoid any port conflicts I have bound the tunnel to ...