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Getting Windows 7 to run Scripts from Other Shares then NETLOGON

I have several Windows Server 2003 Environments I administer. These are separate disparate domains with their own structures and policies. I generalize as much as possible when I administer these ...
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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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How do I tell Git for Windows where to find my private RSA key?

My GIT setup runs fine in Linux, but when I try to set things up under Windows (using Git for Windows and TortoiseGit), I don't know where to put my private ssh key (or, better still, how to tell ssh ...
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Windows server last reboot time

How can I find a Windows server's last reboot time, apart from 'net statistics server/workstation'?
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MDT Injecting Drivers still does not bring up network in PE

Laptop: HP HDX X16T-1200 CTO Drivers: Taken from the HP Site and extracted. Imported in to MDT 2013. When I launch the Lite Touch it pops up an image saying it can not find the ImageDeploymentShare ...
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Network Service account or domain account?

What are the pros and cons, or best practices when it comes to setting up applications on a server with either the Network Service account or a domain account? Are there some cases in which you'd do ...
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What is a reasonable maintenance schedule for Windows PCs?

I am in charge of maintaining around 25 PCs with various versions of Windows (Vista, 7, 8). I was thinking something along the following lines: Every 4–6 months: Take an image of the system ...
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Roaming Profile Control

I noticed that with Roaming Profiles enabled that even applications have been roaming. Is this normal? Is there a way to keep applications from roaming? I like how Firefox bookmarks move from machine ...
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Seemingly Random Components on DL380 G5 No Longer Work After Applying Updates

I have a DL380 G5 running Windows Server 2008 R2 that just had two update bundles applied to it and as a result I have several crucial components that no longer work. The update bundles that were ...
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ORA-01019 under Win 8.1 / Server 2012 R2, ODBC Excel

We getting error message ORA-01019 when trying to connect to an Oracle 9.2 database with ODBC in an Excel macro running in Office 2013 32bit (!!!) under Windows 8.1. We are having the same issue ...
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Service shown 'Disabled' in service manager

Now my program is running as a service and registered in service manager under Windows Server 2008 R2. When I uninstall my program from 'Programs and Features' in control panel, meanwhile keep the ...
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Let users install software without local administrator rights on domain

I manage the network of a small company. As I'm not always in the office it is a wish from the employees to be able to install software without having to go to me. My predecessor set it up that ...
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Windows SBS 2008 to Windows Server 2012 migration

I am in the process of upgrading my Windows SBS 2008 server running Exchange, Active Directory and as a File server to Windows Server 2012 essentials. Now I know that Windows Server 2012 essentials ...
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Recommended maintenance plan for Windows PCs

I'm helping someone out with their PC and wanted to point them to to a Windows PC periodic maintenance plan. I was thinking they should: Run Disk cleanup (cleanmgr) Defragment their HD (maybe using ...
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Creating a template/default roaming profile

With Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and running Windows 8.1 machines, is there a way to create a default or template that will contain shortcuts and files for a new user when they are created? ...
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Finding and removing old mysql-bin files

I am running a MySQL server on Windows 8. The MySQL directory requires 118 GB of space and has a lot of 1 GB mysql-bin files that haven't been modified for years according to the file system. All of ...
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How to determine the values for an LDAP bind to a Windows Server 2012 DC? [ldap_bind: Invalid Credentials (49)]

Sigh. I have been trying for nearly 6 hours to get my Gitlab deployment to authenticate via Windows Server 2012 Essentials Active Directory LDAP. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 for my Gitlab server. ...
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Blank MDT 2013 boot screen on USB Deployment

I am attempting to do refreshes on some machines and on the bootup of a USB drive with a LiteTouch Image I get to the Microsoft Solutions Accelerators screen but I do not get a window for actions. I ...
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Task Scheduler Crashing MMC

I've been getting errors whenever I try to run the task scheduler for Windows 2008 R2. Each time that I've tried running it, the task scheduler will crash and report the following: Problem signature: ...
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What can cause a DirectAccess IPSec Main Mode Error “no policy configured”

We have Microsoft's DirectAccess VPN set up on Server 2008 R2 with end-to-edge security, and we're having trouble with the manage-out tunnel. The DirectAccess client has DC/DNS and intranet ...
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File transfering from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 7 client is tremendously slow

I have main office and one branch. We have PTP 700mbit/s connection across them, and 1gb/s LAN at each office. The file server is at main office and its run on Windows 2008R2 Enterprise. Lately one ...
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Windows virtual wifi hostednetwork - set max number of clients?

I'm building an app that has functionality that creates on the fly a new virtual wifi utilizing the Windows 7 / 2008 features. I can create it just fine, but am looking how to limit the maximum number ...
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How to index document files in NAS storage?

I'm currently developing an application that have to index document files (.pdf and .doc) which are in NAS storage. After that I want to query them over the application. My customer does not want to ...
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Apache 2.4 + mod_rewrite + FastCGI (php-cgi.exe) on Windows

I am trying to port my Mac config on Windows for some of my clients. Since Windows is not Mac OS, I have to use php-cgi.exe instead of PHP-FPM. I have tested each component individually and ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard [on hold]

The environment is this: windows 7 client (UAC at max) , server 2012 R2 (UAC at default) file server in an AD domain environment. Created shares with the usual settings (everyone access on the share ...
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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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Port 80 Occupied

When trying to run Apache from the Windows Command Line, it gives the error (OS 10048)Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted. : make_sock: could ...
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Is there a way to loop thru Windows 8 Apps and remove them all

Windows apps are annoying and I would like to remove them. Been playing around with Powershell and scripting and I wanted to know if there was a way I could use powershell to loop all the apps and ...
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Is there a way to set access to WMI using GroupPolicy?

From various documentation it appears that to change WMI access you need to use WMI to access the running service and modify specific parts of the tree. Its kind of annoying changing 150,000 hosts ...
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How should privileged accounts be secured in both Linux and Windows?

I have recently started work in application security at a mid-sized firm, having transitioned away from 5+ years in security consulting (pentesting, etc). One of the biggest challenges I see here from ...
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How to redirect tomcat console log to files? Tomcat started via windows bat

When tomcat started as service it put his output log in \logs\stderr.log \logs\stdout.log How to write this log files when tomcat started as bat in windows? PS. tried to start tomcat with call ...
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Running PowerShell scripts as an Application in MDT 2013

Is there a way to make powershell scripts run under the applications list so that when you install from the MDT image you can select which scripts you want to run? I can run the scripts fine as ...
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SaltStack minions require restart after replacing master

I'm using SaltStack to manage several servers on EC2, including both Linux and MS-Windows installations. The master server is deployable in its entirety (using cloud-init) and when I change the ...
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“No Signal” when attempting remote console redirection using a BMC with RMM4

I have recently purchased a high-end chassis system for use in my home office (I am a contract programmer). The system includes a baseboard management controller (BMC), and in addition a remote ...
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Creating A New Network [on hold]

Hope you had a great weekend . i have a challenge or something that has been bothering me for a while now, i would try and break it down to the forum as best as i can, and hope to get the best ...
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Windows network failing, not present on linux clients

got a really strange one for you all. I have a network setup using a linux machine as a gateway between various network segments (on seperate nic's) and virtual machines (one of which is a mail ...
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Postgres SSPI authentication on Windows

I'm trying to enable windows authentication for Postgresql 9.3 (Windows x64 not in domain, UAC is disabled, my account is local admin). The one click installer set the server running under ...
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How to configure my Vmware XP guest to only go through VPN? [on hold]

.. and NOT use my normal connexion, even if VPN disconnected. So only go through OpenVpn. No VPN=no internet for the virtual machine. if this is not possible or too complicate, it would be enough if ...
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Shared Home folders on file server listed as “My Documents”

We have a Windows 2008 R2 file server sharing home folders for about 600 users. These folders are mapped to a shared drive for each user when they log in on their own workstations, and that mapped ...
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How to change the proxy settings for the Network Service account from the command prompt?

Currently, I am only aware of the following command: C:\>bitsadmin /util /SetIEProxy NetworkService MANUAL_PROXY 1 92.168.0.200:8080 NULL But, it has the following defects: It is deprecated It ...
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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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Cross domain Hyper-V Replication on HV 12r2

I have to get virtual machines replicating across the internet, from a Hyper-V Core 2012 R2 machine on one domain (lets call this Primary.Domain1.local) to our replica machine here (Lets call this ...
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MDT and Powershell

I've checked the path names and they are correct. I've tried editing the permissions and they seem fine. What else should I try? EDIT: I also tried this way: ...
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Bootrec /FIXBOOT vs Bootrec /FIXMBR

According to Microsoft here is what Bootrec /FIXBOOT does: "This option writes a new boot sector to the system partition by using a boot sector that's compatible with Windows Vista or Windows 7" ...
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VPN - local and remote networks IP collision

I have created a VPN connection in Windows using the New Network Connection wizard that comes with Windows. It works without problems in most places, but there is one concrete place where, despite ...
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Can any application be deployed with MDT from Applications using Task Sequence?

When deploying images with Task Sequence are you able to deploy any .exe/application or are there certain cases where they will not work? I know with .msi they are designed to be push from AD and can ...
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Check that a given user has a given priviledge

Given a pair of a user and a privilege I need to determine if a user have the privilege on the server. The following is true in my setup: The server is a part of a domain but not a domain controller ...
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Accidentally disabled Local and Remote Access to Windows Server 2008

I have my DNS, DHCP server and site configured on the same server. I was about to block the remote access but accidentally disabled the local access also to the server. I am not able to login to the ...
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Security Log in Event Viewer does not store IPs

I'd like to write a service that pulls Event Viewer records, specifically from the Security log. Of particular interest to me are things like event id 4625 (audit fail) messages. Ideally I'd like ...