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How to determine what kind of key Win7 was activated with (retail or volume license)?

I am working with a non-profit organization that just had a pallet of computers donated to them. The computers have had their hard drives wiped so there is no operating system installed. They are a ...
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Windows Performance Monitor (perfmon): how to reset a counter to zero? [on hold]

I have a server that's been running a long time. I want to reset the counter "maximum connections" to the IIS web service without restarting the server/services. I have looked high and low and cannot ...
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need a script to add users under a different domain to shares [on hold]

Many users are now logging in under a different domain and cannot access the shares because they only have permission under the old domain. I need to add the same usernames with the same permissions ...
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How to access website hosted on IIS of a virtual machine?

I have installed Windows Server 2008 on the latest version of Sun Virtual box. I have some web sites hosted in the Windows Server virtual machine. How can I access the websites hosted on the virtual ...
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How to setup an alias in IIS?

I'm a SharePoint developer, so please, bear with me here and I'll provide more information as needed since I'm not sure what I need to specify here! I'm trying to setup an alias in IIS. I have a ...
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Hyper-v guest network priority

I have the following configuration: 2 Hyper-v hosts connected using a Dell 1gb switch: Host 1 vms: domain controller which also server as dns server (DC01, ip: 10.2.2.5) fileserver (FS01, ip: ...
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How do I set up a Windows image (not part of the domain) to sync time with the domain controller?

I'm creating a Windows image to distribute to computers, and I want to set it up so that it will sync time to the domain. The problem is that the image is not joined to the domain, so w32tm /config ...
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Windows Server 2012 foundation not asking for user login

I am having a problem with a Windows Server 2012 Foundation Computer. It's a new server which I have just set up. For some reason, which is not clear to me, the server is not requiring computers on ...
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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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Is it possible to turn PC into a router, so that I can send data to it? [on hold]

I would like to transfer data to my PC a bit quicker, than I am now ( which is sending it over wi-fi through the router ), but it would seem that both USB and Ethernet creators just hate easy ...
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How to zero fill a virtual disk's free space on windows for better compression?

How to zero fill a virtual disk's free space on windows for better compression? I would like a simple open source tool (or at least free) for that. It should probably write an as big as possible file ...
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Prevent users from closing certain application

I have a Wpf (.Net app with GUI) application that a company would install across their employees' computers. They don't want their users to be able to kill it from TaskManager. The app resides in ...
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Make windows 10 share user folder [closed]

I was wondering how I can take my windows 10 pc and share the user folder on it and make it a networked account so I can login with it on a remote computer on the local network and see what I would ...
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Downloading The Windows 10 Upgrade for every PC on my network? [migrated]

Windows 10 is out this week! I want to upgrade all the machines on my network to Windows 10, but not have to download it for each of them. That would kill my internet connection. Is there a way ...
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URL redirect not working in IIS 7.5 - HTTP -> HTTPS

I am using URL Redirect to redirect some http pages to https. It appears to not be working at all. Here is the code being generated by URL Redirect and put into a web.config file located at my site ...
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Installing .Net 3.5 on Windows 2012 R2

So I am trying to Install .net 3.5 on a windows 2012 R2 Server. I have tried via the Add Feature and via DISM both fail. When trying via Add Features GUI I am using the “Specify Alternate Path” This ...
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Replacing Drive 0 in RAID5 Array under Windows Server 2003

Was wondering if there are any special steps that I need to go through to change Drive 0 in a RAID5 array? The disk is going bad on a Windows Server 2003 machine. Data is backed up, and I have a drive ...
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When should I use an LMHOST file? [on hold]

I'm doing research on the LMHOSTS file. Can anyone tell me when I would want to use the LMHOST file?
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Issue with executing net use command through telnet session

When executing net use command for mapping cifs share to windows drive. The drive is available only for that telnet session. But when i am doing it manually the drive is available permanent. ...
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How do I know if a DLL is registered?

When you are registering a DLL in old machines (Windows XP), regsrv always says that the registration was sucessful. This happens even if the user doesn't have permission to register. With the name ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 performance for Mac OS X Clients (File Services)

I am inheriting a Windows 2012 R2 Server that is experiencing abysmal SMB/CIFS performance for Mac OS X Clients in particular. The server is doing file services and is an Active Directory Domain ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server Security Log filling with event 521

I understand that status code 0xc0000008 means Invalid Handle. How do you resolve this issue (besides a restart)? What is the best way to determine the cause for this? Log Name: Security ...
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How do we set the Java environment variable in cmd.exe?

I need to set the Java environment variable in cmd.exe. I tried this: set java = System.out.println(System.getProperty("java.home")); path=java;%path% I am aware that this does not change anything, ...
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How can we remotely administer our “fleet” of Windows 7 laptops?

I'm working with a startup that's teaching kids to program. We've just obtained our first "fleet" of laptops - half a dozen refurbished thinkpads running Windows 7 - and I'm looking for the best way ...
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Windows Server FIrewall (2012) Ipsec tunnel problems

I am new to Ipsec tunnels. I have successfully created a tunnel to a Cisco offsite router using a preshare key at a supplier. In Endpoints 1 : I have the servers ip address and the remote servers ip ...
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PXELinux with WDS/DNS/DHCP

I've been reading up on setting up a PXELinux machine to run side by side with WDS on Windows and all the guides talk about setting up a DNS and DHCP server on the same server as the PXELinux. What ...
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Windows: redirect stdout and stderror to nothing

I have a command I am running produces a ton of output, I want to silence the output without writing to a file. I have used the following to send all output to a file, but again I don't want any file ...
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Git clone from Windows to Windows cannot find the repository

git clone gituser@<server>:myRepo.git doesn't work, fails with the error message: fatal: ''myRepo.git'' does not appear to be a git repository Background: We have a Windows 7 machine set up ...
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Block Programs When RDPed

Is there a way for System/Windows Administrator to block certain programs from running when user is RDPed into a machine. What I am trying to ask is I need a way to block a user from accessing ...
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Unsigned 64 bit printer driver on 32 bit server

In our company, we have a 32 bit Windows 2008 print server. I have successfully installed many printers with both 32 bit and 64 bit drivers. We have two Xerox Wide Format printers and I cannot install ...
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Checking for disk failures and issues in a VM

If you host with a provider who runs a RAID 10 or another RAID based system and your in a VM. Are you able to check for disk failures or RAID failures from within the VM or does it require host based ...
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Allowed memory size of (whatever) bytes exhausted - Windows PHP

I have been trying to find advice on troubleshooting this issue for while but have been unable to find anything which relates to my situation. I am running PHP 5.6.0 on a brand new Windows 2012 R2 ...
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Windows Error Reporting and IIS7 on Windows Server 2008

In a windows webservere I'm trying to get a memory dump of a failing IIS 7 worker process (w3wp.exe) with no avail. In the Event Viewer I get the following. Faulting application name: w3wp.exe, ...
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Audit Logs for Environment Path Changes

Something (or someone) keeps changing our environment path variables on several of our servers. I have the Audit Policy (under local sec pol) set to Success, Failure for all but Process Tracking ...
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Is it possible to specify an answer file when PXE booting windows using memdisk?

I'm able to PXE boot windows from my Linux server using memdisk to mount a winpe.iso that: mounts two samba share drives, one for the windows install disk, and another that has answer files (each ...
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openssl verify error 7 at 1 depth lookup:certificate signature failure

I have installed OpenVPN server on CentOS. I have two clients - first under CentOS (all works), and trying connect Windows client now. I generated client's certificates with build-key utility. If I ...
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Microsoft Message Analyzer and Windows Advanced Firewall ipsec tunnel packet sniffing

I am trying to view connections or attempted connections in windows advanced firewall. I have tried using the Windows Firewall Service provider however the trace does not return anything. Any ideas?
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Dual booting Win 7 and Win 8 Knocked out bootloader [closed]

I recently have dual booted both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on the same hard drive. Windows 7 was the first OS installed on the disk, but when I decided to install Windows 8 on a seperate partition, it ...
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How to connect AD Explorer from Sysinternals to Global Catalog

I'm using the sysinternals AD Explorer quite frequently to search and inspect an Active Directory without any big problems. But now i'd like to connect not only to a single AD Server. Instead i like ...
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Schedule reboot at the specified time

How to schedule a Windows server to reboot at a specified time? It's about a Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.
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UDP port appears to be in use but is not shown in netstat or TCPView

I've encountered some strange behavior I don't understand. I'm installing software on a Windows 2003 Server. This software needs to bind to a specific UDP port an all TCP addresses in order to listen ...
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Unable to perform an unattended domain join using WDS and an answer file on Windows 8.1

I've already looked through the other questions related to this and none of them were able to help me. I've already spent several days on this damned unattended process and, miraculously, I was able ...
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Allow Execution, Deny Interactive login by GPO

Problem: Accounts to log into work stations are locked down tightly and unable to run nessesary applications on windows 7 stations. Saving an admin accounts credentials to elevate access is currently ...
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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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Installing Wndows 8.1 libivrt

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 trial using libvirt under CentOS 7.1. I have gotten past the part of creating the bridge, br0, and that part works fine. However, the installation hangs forever on ...
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IIS 7.5 returns 404 on existing PHP file

Module IIS Web Core Notification MapRequestHandler Handler PHP54_via_FastCGI Error Code 0x80070002 Requested URL http://localhost:80/phpinfo.php Physical Path C:\inetpub\wwwroot\phpinfo.php ...
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Execute file on remote system

Users have been experiencing extreme logon times (10 minutes) intermittently. The company I work for currently does not use sites so users can be authenticated or have GPs applied from DCs around the ...
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search for just folders in windows explorer

Here's another dumb question. Is there a way to search in windows explorer for just folders? I know folders get sorted to the top, but I'm always looking for that extra option...
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How to configure a zone transfer from a windows 2008 primary dns server to a CentOS secondary dns server

So my primary dns server is a windows machine and I would like to configure a zone transfer to a secondary dns server that runs CentOS. Both indivdual dns servers were tested and work on their own. ...
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Windows 2012 DHCP Failover: Scope refuses failover config Error: 20044

I have a scope configured on a Windows 2012 DHCP server (primary in a hot standby config) with two Cisco Vendor class options. I've added the Vendor class options, identically, to the standby server. ...