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Unlink Windows 8 MS Account

I am the IT administrator for a few branch offices, and am seeing more and more of our staff "accidentally" linking their account to a MS account. I did some searching on here and found out how to ...
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Export GFI MailArchiver e-mails for import into Exchange 2010 SP1 Personal Archiving

We have an existing installation of GFI MailArchiver 5 with several databases of archives (perhaps 100-150GB). The goal is to export each user's archived e-mail and then import it into Exchange 2010 ...
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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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Unable to launch MSI installers off NFS share

I have a Linux server where I've configured a read only NFS share. The client I'm currently working on is a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that has the NFS features installed. I'm able to open and ...
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Slow Initial RDP Connection to Windows 10

Since upgrading a machine from Windows 8.1 Professional to Windows 10 Professional (workgroup, no domain membership), I've been experiencing a rather strange issue that I can't figure out. The initial ...
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Windows Server Manager stuck on 'Display will be complete when the server inventory has finished…'

I cannot access Storage Pools in Server Manager because it seems that it's stuck on 'Display will be complete when the server inventory has finished...'. The little blue bar up top keeps running, so ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 - delay before certificates start working

I have this weird unexplained delay before the certificates i put in my servers start actually working it goes something like this: I add the certificates snap-in to mmc to manage the computer ...
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Update SQL Service Pack Named Instance

I have an existing SQL 2008 R2 on SP3. Have another instance in use that is SQL 2008 R2 SP1 I need to update the named instance with sp1 to sp3 but i'm not getting any options. It tells me my version ...
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Installing MSA (Managed Service Accounts) using deployment tools

I have to install several new servers (2012R2) for a project, which will run IIS and MSMQ, I need to script the complete install, so I need to be able to change permissions on IIS Application Pools ...
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How do I get as much debugging info as possible out of the Network Policy Server (ias) service?

We are trying to authenticate a client on remote vpn, through a Meraki Z1 teleworker appliance. The Z1 is sending a proper request, the Network Policy Server (ias) service is apparently ...
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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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Some systems not attempting to register IPv6 reverse

I have a few Windows 2012 systems in my domain that are not dynamically updating their records in the ip6.arpa zone for their assigned IPv6 addresses. I have systems that are publishing their record ...
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Windows Server Backup “the parameter is incorrect” on Hyper-V Core

In my lab I run a Hyper-V Server 2012 Core to run multiple test-systems virtualy. To backup my system I want to use the "Windows Server Backup" role/feature. This role/feature works fine on other ...
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Cannot register new System Center 2012 Service Manager Data Warehouse after Service Manager database move

I recently migrated a customer from a 3 server SCSM topology to a 5 server SCSM topology and I am now having an issue registering the Data Warehouse Management Server with the Service Manager ...
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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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How do I clear cached SSL state data from schannel?

I'm trying to clear SSL state data for a normal TLS session (no client certs are involved) for Outlook when connecting to a SSL based CAS server. How do I clear the SSL state of SChannel? Does the ...
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Jenkins slave fails handshaking on windows

I have a win2k8 machine used as our CI master server (Jenkins) I have various other servers running as slaves The master is listening for slave connections on port 2000 SlaveA - can connect to ...
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Process Managment memory-leak in Windows Server x64?

After clean install and boot of OS Windows x64 I launched cmd.exe (any other exe) and closed it. Then I launch rammap.exe (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/ff700229.aspx). On the 2nd ...
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Login user picture on domain

How can I change the "user picture" for each indivudal user that is displayed during the logon for Windows Vista, 7, 2008, 2008R2 machines throughout a domain?
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How to stop/kill a virtual machine that hangs in “Stopping” state?

I have a virtual machine that constantly hangs in the “Stopping” state. I’ve red several posts suggesting killing the vmwp.exe process of the machine but I’ve never been able to kill this process ...
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How do I fix a non-starting “Microsoft Key Distribution Service”? (not to be confused with Kerberos KDS)

The Microsoft Key Distribution Service is not starting on my DC (kdssvc.dll) and when I look at the event log under Microsoft\Kdssvc, I see the events: Event ID 4001 Group Key Distribution ...
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Does Fast Retransmit and Retransmission Timer work at the same time?

When Fast Retransmit is implemented, if I received packet 1, then I will send an ACK that says I need packet 2, and then if I received packet 3, I will send a duplicate ACK that says that I need ...
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Best practice for defining user “HOMEDRIVE” “HOMEPATH” “HOMESHARE”

Is it considered a best practice to map domain users' "HOME" environment variables to a network path? If so, why? By "HOME" variables, I am referring to: %HOMEDRIVE% %HOMEPATH% %HOMESHARE% This ...
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Images (e.g. with Clonezilla) of Windows and Linux on a UEFI computer

I use Clonezilla with success for many years to make images from partitions that host Windows 7 or smaller and Ubuntu and other operating systems. Making images and restore them was easy for me. But ...
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How to add persistent route for VPN when interface # varies?

In Windows, I can add a persistent route for an IP using the interface number of my VPN connection. However, when I reconnect to the VPN later, the interface number changes, which means the route I ...
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all dfs replication groups failing at the same time

We have 2 pairs of fileshare servers. All servers are virtual Windows 2008 R2. Each pair is replicating over a WAN. Occasionally all DFS replication groups fail at the same time. I could not find any ...
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How to clone the OS disk and keep both disks plugged in?

Here's the situation: A Windows RAID 1 has partially failed. The broken disk was replaced with a new disk. The old two disks do not have Advanced Format (bigger sector size). The new replacement disk ...
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Windows machines cannot connect to Radius Wifi

Environment Background: 4 Domain Controllers, DC01 DC02 DC03 DC04 DC01 is my PDC DC02 is my NPS Server The other two are load balancing and site specific. I'm using a Ruckus Zone Director with Ruckus ...
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users in openLDAP Groups on Windows Server not gaining access to share

I have openldap and samba PDC setup. My windows server is a member of the samba Domain. I have a group created with users. I can see the group on the windows 2008 server, however when I add this group ...
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JBoss EAP 6.2 high availability without HTTP server

i'm looking for some solution to make a Jboss Cluster ( 2 nodes ) in H.A. ( 1 live, 1 backup) but i don't want to use a third element ( machine, service or whatever ). Most configuration I found uses ...
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Disable SSLv3 on Windows Server 2012

I have disabled the SSLv3 on Windows 2012 sever using the following method: http://blog.brankovucinec.com/2014/11/13/disable-the-sslv3-protocol-on-microsoft-windows-servers/ Around the same thing is ...
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Access to message queuing system is denied MSMQ?

My problem is a little confusing. I have 2 servers (Windows Server 2008 R2) with MSMQ installed and I want to use Server B to consume a MessageQueue on Server A. When I try to Receive it always ...
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Use Kerberos ticket to access WebDAV

Using Apache's mod_dav as the server, Samba 4.1.17 as the server and any version of Windows from 7 upwards as the client how can I mount a WebDAV share using Kerberos for the authentication? ...
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Gpupdate does not update changed registry values

Last year I implemented a piece of SW which changes the power button action according to a SW state. The SW does it by changing the registry key ...
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Speeding up years of Windows patch backlog

In a 200 Windows server estate there are years of missing patches. What is the quickest way to patch those? Is WSUS smart enough to batch-install maximum patches to minimise reboots? Servers are ...
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Windows KMS licences in a restricted network

TL;DR: is it possible to install some kind of local kms activation proxy, so the clients could only talk to the proxy, and the proxy will forward the activation request to a kms server which can not ...
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From Http to Https NodeJS Websockets on Apache Server

Here is my problem. I have a virtual machine, on windows, the Apache server (2.4) is installed on it. The vm is on the network, so that other people can reach it directly on http://192.168.100.22 ...
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Openssl: Generate CSR for private key read from stdin

I am tring to get openssl to generate a CSR for an existing private key using the windows binary of OpenSSL. Normally the command line for this would be: openssl.exe req -new -sha256 -out test.csr ...
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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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Event id 4227 tcp/ip warnings on Windows 7

We're deploying a new image out to the field, and we're seeing tcp/ip event id 4227 warnings periodically throughout the day (1-3 a day). The event message reads as follows: TCP/IP failed to ...
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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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“Register this connections address in DNS” - unable to automatically tick this box with a VPN connection

Hoping you can help. We have about 70 Microsoft Surface's in our network and they all have a VPN connection that is deployed from our SCCM 2012 Server. the problem I have is they will not update DNS ...
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Why changes to a windows service configuration is not persisted before/after reboot

I tried to make sensu-client to have a dependency on the RPCSS. It is because if sensu-client starts too early, it cannot connect to the target rabbitmq server. It is probably because the network ...
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SCCM 2012 R2 not registering clients. ApprovalStatus of -1

We are experiencing an issue with SCCM 2012 R2 when a client attempts to register within the DB. The MP_RegistrationManager log is reporting an ApprovalStatus of -1 <![LOG[Mp Reg: Reply message ...
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Deploying Server 2012 with DNS role using WDS and answer file

I want to deploy an image using WDS on Server 2012. I will be using an answer file for unattended installation with little touch as possible. My answer file works great but I can't get the auto-logon ...
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Is using the AD home directory attribute to map the home drive really no longer a best practice?

I have read some articles that claim that using the Active Directory user home directory attribute to automatically map the home drive is a legacy method, deprecated, or not recommended. The second ...
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Add language bar with two settings for all users in domain on local computer?

I have a Windows 7 computer that needs to have both English and Spanish (US) language settings enabled. It is on the domain. Multiple users will use this machine, and it will be the only machine with ...
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Citrix XenApp application not able to access Win7 - XPMode shared directory (access denied)

So many different layers, so much "fun" I'm trying to do something I shouldn't be doing, but I don't have any other choice at this point. We have old lab equipment with old software that will not ...
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Debugging slow Quickbooks in multi-user mode

Building 1: Main QB server with 15 users Building 2: 12 users accessing the QB server There is no sluggishness in building 1. Building 2 has issues. They can RDP to the server fine with no lag but ...
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Software deployed using WMIC requires restart before launching

I have an MSI I'm attempting to deploy via WMIC. The MSI install completes without error but I cannot launch the installed application until I reboot the PC. If I try it pops up momentarily then ...