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How to hide running logon scripts from users (.vbs) without using a wrapper script?

I have a GPO (configured with loopback replace) that runs a logon script (.vbs) and linked it to an OU containing a W2012R2 RDS host. I have made these (question related) changes to the policy: ...
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BitLocker Already Configured Issue

System Configuration: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Disk Configuration: RAID1 We have a newly built system that is joined to a domain and has the proper GPOs for BitLocker already setup. We ...
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IBM x236 wont boot from DVD and USB [on hold]

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my old IBM x236 system. I've replaced original IDE CD reader to a DVD-combo. But I cannot boot from DVD - when I enter Boot menu and choose CD, nothing happens - i ...
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How to Draw a Network Diagram of My Office Network [on hold]

Can you please help me out How to Draw a Network Diagram of My work network. We are using all Windows server and using Windows 8.1 Platform at workstaions too. Please help me. Thanks, PK
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Certificate error: The name in the certificate does not match…, Outlook client using .local

We have recently had to decommission our .local certificate from Godaddy, as it will not be valid anymore. The new certificate contains the following names: mail.mydomain.com ...
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ipconfig slow to complete

Does anyone have any idea why ipconfig on Windows XP might take a 10-20 seconds to finish? It’s causing a timeout issue for me in an application.
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20Mbps WAN limited to 10Mbps over IPSec Tunnel

We recently upgraded a remote site from a 10/10Mbps fibre to a 20/20Mbps fibre link (it is fibre to the basement, then VDSL from the basement to the office, roughly 30 meters). There are regular large ...
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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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Hyper-V Server R2 - Disk management MMC returns RPC Server is unavailable

does someone faced error "The RPC server is unavailable" during connecting to Disk management MMC console to Hyper-V Server R2? Servers are in the same AD domain and MMC console is enabled on Hyper-V. ...
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Windows translate external IPv6 to localhost IPv4

I have a machine running Windows server 2012, whose external IPv6 address is "2a01:4f8:190:7449::4". Let's assume it has no external IPv4 address, so the v6 address is the only way of accessing it ...
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Disabled CPU C-States in BIOS doesn't take any effect

Server: IBM System x3550 m3 Performance States: Disabled Power C-States: Disabled C1 Enhanced Mode: Disabled OS: Windows 2012 Power plan: High performance I have already disabled any C-States ...
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How can we disable Windows PatchGuard? [on hold]

I'm trying to disable Kernel Patch Protection to be able to run apps like EasyHook and etc. What are some trustable solutions to disable PatchGuard? (Found a thread but am not too sure about it's ...
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New Domain Controller Cannot Enroll for KerberosAuthentication Certificate

I have an AD domain. 2003 FFL/DFL. The schema was upgraded to version 56 for Server 2012. The domain contains a mix of domain controllers from Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and now Server ...
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How to trigger cross-platform jobs between Windows and Unix

I have an application which has components on Windows and Unix. I need to run overnight jobs which initiate tasks/jobs on both environment. These need to be sequenced so I cannot simple use Cron / ...
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Use GRUB/GRUB2 to PXE boot OS image

Asked this in stackoverflow but they recommended I post this here: Here is the situation I am in: I currently have a Windows drive that boots XP. The BIOS does not support PXE booting so this is out ...
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Unable to get any type of connection using mysql on LAN [on hold]

My question is rather simple, I have a Windows 7 machine that is hosting an Apache server and a MySQL server using the XAMPP control panel. Both of these have been installed as a service on the ...
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Dynamic DNS registration for VPN clients

I've got a VPN server set up in my Active Directory on a remote network. (VPN Server is separate box from DNS/AD) When I dial into the network (client machine is not a member of the AD) the machine ...
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Solution to Implement/Realize Two(Multi)-Factor Authentication within Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Domains [on hold]

I'm currently looking for a way to implement a secure Two(Multi)-Factor Authentication within a Windows Domain Network (all Servers/Clients are at least Windows Server 2012R2/Windows 8.1) utilizing a ...
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Mass updating/install on Windows

I currently use LogMeIn to remotely manage a bunch of computers around the country. However, I am curious as if there is a way to make updating on them automatic and install and make system changes on ...
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Evaluating current ACEs on NTFS ACLs with PowerShell

We have a document management system that has million of files on a NTFS file system accessed through a network share. A single service account needs full permission to all of these files and the ...
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How to show the “Home” folder for SSRS 2008 in SQL Management Studio

I just installed SSRS 2008 on a development server and when I connect to it with SQL Management Studio I do not have all of the items in Object Explorer that I had with our SSRS 2005 installation. For ...
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WAMP server not running [duplicate]

So I've had a bunch of nasty Trojans removed from my machine, But WAMP decided to stop working imidietly after the removal. apache error log shows this : [Sat Mar 28 02:18:05.527760 2015] ...
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“Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” - Windows vNIC

Here's an interesting one I haven't seen on ServerFault I'd like to "discuss" based on our rule regarding a Good Subjective question. I have a ton of Windows 2008/2012 VMs in my environment running ...
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Testing MySQL 32-bit ODBC connection via CMD

I'm going to make a batch script to do some basic troubleshooting. Among other things, I want to test 32-bit MySQL ODBC's for connectivity. This script will run locally on each workstation. There ...
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Common document library between two SharePoint sites

Here's what I'm trying to accomplish: Our organization maintains a sharepoint site for our clients, and sometimes we have situations where different clients (with distinct sharepoint sites on the ...
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Windows Server 2012 Certificate Stores not updating

According to Microsoft, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.1 automatically update Digital Certificates. Microsoft Security Advisory 3050995 https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/3050995 says ...
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Linux - Vmware Player On Windows 8.1 [on hold]

Can be in Vmware Player on windows 8.1 used only Linux/ubuntu files or entire software, regardless of size, also? I only see command prompt lines and no userinterface spaces so I wonder how would I ...
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running GUI application in the background

I was asking if it's possible start windows applications in the background and fully automate them (simulate mouse clicks and key strokes) but none of these should be seen, actually I want to display ...
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How can I move computer groups in WSUS?

I have some computer groups in WSUS: All Computers Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group A And I want some of the groups to be a subgroup of a group. For example All Computers Group ...
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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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Windows 2008 R2 Server: Network zones (Public / Private / Domain) Seem to change randomly

So far on 2 occasions we have noticed that the network zones assigned to our server nics has been changed without any interaction on our part. This is out of a few hundred servers we manage. Case 1) ...
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add a web location as a mapped network drive using a script

I am wondering is it possible to add a web location as a mapped network drive using VBScript or PowerShell? I know it is possible to create a URL shortcut on the desktop using usersDesktop = ...
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Forwarding RDP via a Linux machine using iptables: Not working

I have a Linux machine and a Windows machine behind a router that implements NAT (the diagram might be overkill, but was fun to make): I am forwarding RDP port (3389) on the router to the Linux ...
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IIS Sites often goes down and comes up after App Pool recycle

We are hosting about 40 sites in our environment and on a daily basis some sites are going down and after app pool recycle we are able to bring the sites up. We are using .net 4.0 as framework and ...
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GPO to Disable Screensaver only when connected via RDP

Is there a GPO option to disable the idle-time screensaver for RDP connections, but keep the idle-time screensaver options for interactive logins? Edit: All users are TS users as well a local so they ...
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Can we use wildcards with NETSH HTTP ADD URLACL in Windows 7 / 2008r2?

i'm using IIS7 express and therefore need to unblock port 80 if I wish to hit the website locally and on the default http port. To do this, i use .. netsh http add urlacl ...
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SMTP doesn't work on distinct machine [on hold]

I'm trying to setup TLS e-mail on remote machine, but it doesn't work. Trying to send e-mail on my local machine (Windows 7 x64 locale ru-ru): 16:33:18 CONNECT : Looking up host name ...
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Running command on multiple servers

I would like to run a basic command on multiple servers by using a response file, similar to your How to ping multiple servers and return their IPs command. I can run the command from my workstation ...
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Connect to encrypted Windows 2012 samba share on Linux

I have a Windows 2012 samba share set up. When I right click on the share, go to properties, then settings, I have the box checked marked "Encrypt data access" When this box is checked, I cannot ...
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What is a minimal useful unattend.xml file for SysPrep on Windows 7

Could you provide a minimal unattend.xml file for use in Windows 7, which will be manually installed, updated and configured on one workstation, then SysPrep will be run like this: ...
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Hyper V host not showing in dhcp server client table, but guest is

So I've got Hyper V running on windows 8.1. I configured an external virtual switch which uses my wifi physical card. So I get a virtual adapter that gets its ip from my dhcp server (e3000 router). ...
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Windows DHCP MAC-Range to Scope allocation

I wonder if there is any options to map a specific Range of MAC addresses to a specific DHCP address scope. The thing is, I want a specific scope for address allocation to bridged Virtual Machines ...
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Creating a Password reset disk on Windows server 2008 R2 using an external hard drive

I started creating a reset password disk on my windows 2008 r2 server using an external hard drive which I have formated. The process starts as follows=- -Go to start -Open control panel -Go to ...
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How do you manually trigger the first sync for 'Internet Time' in Windows?

When launching a Windows Instance on AWS I'd like to trigger the "Internet Time" to be updated via the command line (powershell or cmd). If I go to "Adjust date/time" and select the "Internet Time" ...
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Is it necessary to purchase an OID for ADCS?

I am interested in utilizing ADCS to generate trusted certificates for internal web applications. However, from my readings it appears that I need to purchase an OID, which looks pretty expensive. Is ...
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build cmake on windows command prompt [on hold]

I need to build cmake automatically, without windows-wizards. I looked at http://www.cmake.org/install/ but it seems that I must have cmake on the machine before... Any suggestions?
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IIS Admin Service is disabled

I had installed IIS 5.1 in windows XP and it was working fine. But it stopped working. Then I installed it again. Now i can see it installed in my computer but I still can't go to http://localhost. ...
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Windows Server 2012 VM can't access other 2012 servers

I have a new Windows Server 2012 DataCenter running on VMWare ESXi 5.1 that can't access shared folders on any other Windows Server 2012. However, this server can ping the servers by hostname and RDP ...
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Event ID 9331 MSExchangeSA & Event ID 9335 MSExchangeSA

I get this two Exchange 2010 Global Address book related event IDs: Event ID 9331 MSExchangeSA OABGen encountered error 80004005 (internal ID 50101f1) accessing the public folder database while ...
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Computer That Is Member Of A Domain Can't See Domain Groups

So, I have joined to my workplace local domain. I logged in a couple of times using my domain user but now the computer won't be able to see any users or groups from the domain. Actually in the ...