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Third Party Wildcard Certificate on DCs for LDAPS

I am trying to provide Authentication as a Service to my customers. LDAP authentication is perfect for this however I am not a fan of clear text sessions.... enter LDAPS. Active Directory of course ...
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What does a warning icon on a conditional forwarder mean in Windows DNS Manager?

The icon for one of the conditional forwarders on an Active Directory DNS server I manage has a standard warning icon (yellow triangle with exclamation point) overlay (all names have been changed to ...
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How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office?

How do Windows DFS referrals work for laptops away from the office? The rest of this text is just background for your interest or entertainment. I was under the impression that the laptop would ...
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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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How to find out which server generated a CSR

I sent a client a CSR a few months ago and now they finally sent me back the CA response. However, there are multiple Windows 2008R2 servers and I don't remember which one I used to generate the CSR ...
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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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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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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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OpenVPN Keeps Crashing

Oct 20 21:00:44 sb1 openvpn[2082]: <MY_IP>:28523 [vpntest] Peer Connection Initiated with [AF_INET]<MY_IP>:28523 Oct 20 21:00:44 sb1 openvpn[2082]: vpntest/<MY_IP>:28523 MULTI_sva: ...
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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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Windows PKI: How can I import, sign/issue and export a large number of CSRs?

I have a lot of CRS that I need to have signed/issued and exported in windows. I was hoping I could batch process them somehow (certutil sounds like it can do some of the work) but I'm not quite sure ...
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Workstations can't find preinstalled printer drivers on a WS2K8 Printer server

I've got XP and Win 7 workstations that I'm trying to install network printers onto via a WS2k8 print server, but when I try to do so it tells me the server does not have the correct drivers ...
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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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PIV authentication on redhat

I'm looking for a solution, or set of technologies, (etc) - for setting up a mixed (win 7, rhel 6.5) network with centralized login using smart cards (PIV). I know that this is possible using a ...
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EFS Recovery Agent not working

I know EFS data recovery has been discussed so many times in the forums but I could not find anything useful in the other threads as I believe I have followed all the required steps but still cannot ...
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How to manage stored credentials (Windows Vault) for another user than you, e.g. SYSTEM?

When I go to Credential Manager in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008, it lets me edit the cached credentials for my account. Is it possible to edit someone else's stored credentials on the same ...
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Delays when contacting vSphere virtual machines

We using vSphere 5 to host over a dozen virtual servers and all are Windows 2008 R2 or newer. I'm experiencing a bad delay of a few seconds after a VM has been idle for a little while (may only be a ...
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Why did Microsoft Remote Desktop stop sending Ctr+Alt+Insert to host session?

In Windows 7 update KB2830477, Remote Desktop for Windows does not sent anymore the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Insert, even if you explicitly configure your connection to send all keys to the host. ...
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Outlook Web Access not working after Office Web Apps Setup

I have a Windows Server 2012 running Exchange 2013. Everything works smoothly until I install the WebAppsServer to enable WebReady Document Viewing in Outlook Web App, so users can preview Excel and ...
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SChannel “cannot find certificate in either LocalMachine or CurrentUser store”

We have an in-house application that requires the use of client SSL certificates to authenticate with a remote server (not under our control). This has worked without problems before but on deploying ...
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PowerShell remoting doesn't work if computer name contains dot

I have one system where I cannot connect to remote computer (or to itself remotely) using PowerShell when computer name contains dot. For example, this works: Enter-PSSession HostA -Credential ...
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Change TCP wait for ACK timeouts in Win7/WinServer

Is there any possibility to change default wait for ACK timeout in TCP network on Windows 7 or Windows Server ? I'm using very slow network ( 1200 bps ) and want to tweak TCP. When using default ...
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Hyper-V 2012 host caching half the RAM

We have a Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V host that has 32 GB of RAM running two Server 2012 VM's. The machines have dynamic memory enabled, but combined are only using 17 - 17.5 GB. We received an alert ...
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Create a symlink to a serial port

I have a software that outputs some info to a text file. Now I want to redirect that output to a serial port. The file name is hard coded in the software. So I decided to create a symlink to the ...
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WSUS 3.0 updates not populating

I set up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with the intention of downloading and exporting WSUS data and metadata. I did an initial pull of updates for core operating systems like Win7, WinXP, etc. ...
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Listing all WMI classes with winrm/wsman

Is there a way to pull all WMI information from a system with a single winrm command? I can run commands such as winrm enum wmicimv2/win32_computersystem, which will give me information like: ...
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Linux - TCP Source Port Reuse (and delay)

We have an application making a lot of calls to a remote web server/service. Client app is JBoss/Java on Linux (Red Hat 5), remote server is Windows 2008. There is a Cisco ACE in the way but there ...
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Audit usage of device special files

Windows natively supports auditing of access to file objects, which has been described already on SF, for example: how to audit which process accesses a file? The audit log then contains ...
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Trying to boot a diskless server to Windows 2012 using iSCSI and Differencing VHDs

We are in the middle of a big VMware to Hyper-V migration at the moment. Part of this process is going to be changing some of our existing ESXi servers to Hyper-V. These ESXi servers don't have hard ...
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Tuning Tomcat 7 on windows (for Alfresco)

I have installed Tomcat7 as a service on a windows server 64bit 2008 R2 to run Alfresco (4.2.c). I have 48G of ram. I have read Tomcat tuning tutorial with the JVM settings for memory. To edit the ...
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Can ARP with IP aliases on Windows be made to behave like on Unix?

On FreeBSD, when I have one interface with two IPs: ifconfig nic0 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 ifconfig nic0 alias 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.255 If I ping the alias, if the host I'm ...
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Windows WMI get a snapshot EnabledState

I am trying to get the EnabledState of a virtual machine snapshot using WMI. That is I try to get the EnabledState that was current for the virtual machine when the snapshot was taken. So far I know ...
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How to get “tail -f” working on a file located on a Windows share

I'm using a Mac and I have mounted a Windows network disk in my file system using "Connect to Server" in the Finder. In the terminal when i do tail -f on a log file located on said network disk, tail ...
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Access denied to EFS encrypted files after PC joins domain

I'm experiencing strange behavior with Windows Encrypted File System: I have a machine that is in workgroup mode (not joined to a domain) I encrypt an entire directory structure on the machine ...
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PHP 5.2, Apache 2.2, Windows 8, PHP not parsing

I have an apache httpd 2.2 installation on windows 8 (using the installer, installed to C:/Program Files (x86)/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2) and a php 5.2 installation (using the .zip, ...
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superceded patch - would the old one still show?

Example - if you have a Windows security patch that was released earlier in the year and you installed it. Then, if another security patch came out to SUPERCEDE that original one...would the ...
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Ubuntu NFS Client connecting to Windows 2008 R2 NFS share - permissions issue

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 trying to connect to NFS share on Windows 2008 R2 server - which is a domain member server. I can mount the share in Ubuntu but if I try to ls the mount folder I get ...
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MS Operations Manager 2012 Web Console access Active Directory Users And Computers

Does anyone know if it is possible to add/manage "Active Directory Users And Computers" to/from the System Center 2012 Operations Manager Web Console?
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Recovering a VHD after resizing it using VBoxManage

I am using VirtualBox 4.1.18 and had a virtual machine running Windows 8 RC with a single VHD, which was initially sized at 25GB (too small!). After installing the OS and some applications I ran out ...
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Processing of group policy failed - Only on 32bit machines

When forcing a group policy update I get the following messgae, but only on 32bit windows machines. 64bit works fine. Running windows 7. The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not ...
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Java seems to ignore global “update” setting in registry

I have installed JRE 1.7.0_04-b22. I disabled the "update" setting in administrator - update requests disappeared, but in ordinary user's account it is nagging me about updates and I can't turn it ...
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Windows Application Experience Service

On a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise server, the event log is reporting event id 7036 "The Application Experience service entered the stopped state" and then later that it has started. This occurs ...
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Windows 2k3 server as a KVM client

Just wondering if anyone else has had issues installing Windows 2K3 server under KVM. I have tried a few times tonight and keep getting "not a supported platform" when the installation first boots. ...
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Certificate enrollment request chain not trusted

I am working on a MSFT lab for Direct Access, and need to create a Web certificate. The instructions ask be to do the following: On EDGE1, click Start, type mmc, and then press ENTER. Click ...
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Keep Windows Installer from using largest drive for temporary files

By default Windows Installer uses the largest drive for temporary storage, no matter if that's needed (meaning there would also be enough space on the system drive). Taken from ...
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Duplicate Administrator Accounts

Somehow, I have a Windows 2003 Server that has two local Administrator accounts that have the same SID (S-21-xxxxxxxxx-500). Therefore, normal utilities don't let me delete them. (Can't delete a ...
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Network Topology Discovery – Windows 7 Via GPO

I wish to enable Network Discovery on my network (For various reasons) I need to apply this via GPO due to the nature of our setup. This is on a Windows 2008 R2 Domain with Windows 7/XP Clients. I ...
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Unable to access file system via RemoteApp but works fine in RDP session

I've written a program that accesses a file on a remote server, through a remotely mounted drive on another server. The program runs fine (is able to access the file) when I start an RDP session, and ...
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Changing port of WAMP, gives Unable to connect on Windows XP

On Windows 7 everything works smoothly, but on Windows XP machine I get Unable to connect. Listen 1231 NameVirtualHost *:1231 <VirtualHost *:1231> ServerAdmin admin@localhost ...