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Check that a given user has a given privilege

Given a pair of a user and a privilege I need to determine if a user has 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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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 allow a Windows Client to follow a Remote Symbolic Link Transparently

Here's the scenario. Client - Windows 7 workstation ServerA - Windows 2008 file server ServerB - Windows 2008 file server On ServerA: mklink /D c:\Share\Link \\ServerB\Share\Dest That works ...
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How to make a disconnected drive?

kind of a weird question but how do I make a drive go from a OK state to disconnected state using net use? I do not want to delete it. I am testing a script but the annoying thing is that to test the ...
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Why does Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard edition show only 20% of my available memory?

Fellow Techies-- I have a LENOVO x3650 X6/x64 based Windows server with 4 18 cores/36 logical processors-- with installed physical memory (ram) @1.5 TB, total virtual memory @1.5 TB. However, I am ...
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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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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 does Windows decides which DNS Server to use when resolving names and connected to a VPN

When connected to a VPN network how does the windows DNS client choose a prefered DNS server, between the DNS servers configured for the local connection and the server statically defined for the VPN? ...
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Do new Windows firewall rules affect currently open connections?

If I added a rule to windows firewall that blocked an ip or port currently used by an open connection, does that rule take effect immediately or only after the connection were closed? I.e, If I have ...
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Windows Server Clear on Logout Policy

I was wondering is it possible to create a policy on Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 that will clear everything (all files from desktop, documents, etc) once the user has logged out of the system? It ...
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How do I modify, disable, or delete a task with stored credentials after a Server Name Change?

I have a task that's been running regularly every 30 minutes for several months. It's got stored credentials for my account, listed as MACHINE_NAME\USER. After the creation of this task, we decided to ...
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Add-AppxPackage : 0x80073CF6, … could not be registered. Merge Failure : error 0x80070003 :

I have a PC running windows 10 enterprise th2 build 1511/10586 The PC is joined to a domain. The issue occurs in a Domain User Account with Standard User permissions. First - The photo app kept on ...
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I need help trying to authenticate with AD from my linux machine

I am not experienced in this, so there might be some points that I am missing. Initially I tried to setup Cyrus Mail w/ SASL for AD authentication. After several tries, it failed to work. I switched ...
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Getting FTP return code 450 for GET but not for MGET command

I have an FTP-server (ProFTPD 1.3.4b) on Linux and an FTPS client (MOVEit Freely 4.5.1.2 - Secure FTP Client) on Windows. I connect like this 220 ProFTPD 1.3.4b Server (FTP with TLS) [1.2.3.4] 234 ...
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Query string parameters get shuffled

We're observing some strange behavior of the data send to our systems from a javascript since 9/9/2015. The problem shows up when the query string is send to our servers. Some values of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Server Manager 2012 - FileServer.events.xml cannot be enumerated

I've got server manager running on my Windows 8 PC and it worked fine up till now. When trying to refresh a certain machine running server 2012 I'm getting the warning: Cannot get event data In ...
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Group policy issues

We are having an issue on one of our clients relatively new sbs installs. The domain consists of a single SBS 2011 server with 4 Windows 7 clients and 3 XP clients. Most of the time everything is ...
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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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Windows 7. DHCP option 121 works partially. But it working fine for XP and Mac OS X

I've setup pptp server on cisco router today. The remote client IP addresses are assigned on this cisco router by DHCP. Also I set up option 249 and 121 to provide classless routing for my VPN ...
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PowerShell: export GPO to a text file

I'm new to Windows Server, and I'm curious: is there any way to dump group security settings to a text file, using PowerShell or batch files? Thank you!
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How does the CPU limitation on Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation work?

I'am little bit confused about the CPU limitation of Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation. The Server is installed on a HP proliant DL380 Gen9 with 2x 6-core CPUs, with the HP provisioning Tool I do ...
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How to enable Windows firewall to log attempts to connect to closed (not listenting) ports?

We have some servers with Windows firewall and logging enabled for dropped connections. We observe that when we do a port scan with nmap, the log (pfirewall.log) only reports attempts to connect ...
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WMI Query - First and Fourth IP octet

Is anyone aware of any WMI queries that could be used within group policy which only lists all IP address, which end in .200 and I have multiple sites, multiple networks, I only need to list the ...
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Giving users of an OU permission to enable and disable users of their own OU

I want users of an OU to have access to enable and disable user accounts in their own OU. I believe in order to do this I need to grant the Read and Write userAccountControl property to the SELF ...
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How to determine the VM limits thresholds on CPU limit from inside a VM or VPS

I was asked to recently to verify that a purchased VM , was provisioned with the appropriate compute from a hosting company. I suspect they are throttling the machines access to the cpu at 8% or 10% ...
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Bootstrapping Windows EC2 instance with cfn-init command failing due to 1641 exit code

I'm having trouble with my EC2 instance cfn-init script. I'm attempting to have it install Powershell v5. When I execute the command: "command" : ...
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Can I pre-hash a Windows password and pass the hash when creating the account?

I am building some Windows VMs with Vagrant, and the Vagrant provisioner will create some users. I'd like to be able to commit the passwords for those users to source control, but obviously I don't ...