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Hyper-V connecting to a remote machine shows "The operation on computer 'x' failed

I'm running Hyper-V manager using this command: runas /user:DOMAIN\username "mmc \"C:\Program Files\Hyper-V\virtmgmt.msc\"" It is using a runas because the user I am logged into my machine as doesn'...
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Secure OPC (dcom) between stand-alone computer (client) to domain joined server

I need no connect an OPC client, running on a windows instance I manage (host-A), to an OPC server running on a windows instance (host-B) that is managed by someone else. host-A is a stand-alone ...
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Ping to server disappear for a long time, but reappear after reverse ping to my static IP

Almost every day about 9.00 - 10.00 link to my server goes down. I have two links: direct static IP & Hamachi VPN, usually I lose only the direct link, but Hamachi still works. Most interesting ...
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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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How do I enable ALPN and TLS session resumption (client tickets) in Windows Server 2012 R2

According to the following TechNet article ALPN and TLS client-side session resumption should be supported in SChannel in Windows Server 2012 R2. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831771....
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Windows 2012 R2 start button not working over RDP

It seems that when I RDP to some 2012 R2 machines, the start button seems to become un-responsive (Highlight doesn't even appear over the icon). Failing over to ye'old ALT+Home still works a charm ...
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How to prevent disconnection / reconnection attempts on private LANs without internet connectivity?

I am developing an appliance system which is meant to be transportable, used monthly in a different location, for ~100 simultaneous users, with laptops and tablets. The system includes a server (http,...
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What is the correct way to secure a user directory with EFS not in a domain network?

Logged in as an administrator on a Windows 10 machine. cipher /E /A /S:C:\Users\MYUSER or cipher /E C:\Users\MYUSER I've read and been told that the bottom one is the correct way. End result: ...
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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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Deploying a windows machine with ansible and sysprep

I was wondering if you could help me? I'm trying to deploy a windows server 2012R2 base image using the vsphere ansible module. I have created a Vsphere template where the guest machine has WinRM ...
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Does the 260 character limit still apply to path names in Windows Server 2016?

does anybody know if the annoying 260 character limitation still apply to Windows Server 2016? As far as I know this will be fixed in Windows 10 with the anniversary update coming this summer. But I ...
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What other proxy config options do I have when the Windows https proxy requires a username and password for an automated Chrome browser?

I have a Chrome instance driven by Webdriver inside a Docker container in an AWS VPC that needs to access the internet to download some cloudfront content. The Corporate Proxy is setup to require a ...
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how to get own process pid from the command prompt in windows

im trying to find a way to get my own PID from a command prompt (for later use in bat scripts) so far the only useful way i found was to use getpids.exe from here : http://www.scheibli.com/projects/...
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nginx stop/reload on windows failed for Access is denied

I am running nginx on Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64) as a windows service. I am using Windows Service Wrapper for that. (Actually, I have followed this tutorial: http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/...
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Is this IPv6-link-local address (as reported by Windows) correct? If so, why?

From what I read online, an IPv6 link-local address is generated by taking the network interface's MAC address, inserting an FF:FE word into the middle of it, OR'ing in some additional bits, et voila: ...
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Virtual machine - DNS hostname problems on Windows Server

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 in a local domain with an local DNS server running. My clients are configured to use this DNS server. Today, I had the problem with a client that could not log in due ...
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Best practice: Should I always install a fresh OS for new employees?

I had an argument with a superior about this. Though at first glance the prior user of a laptop only did work in his own documents-folders, should I always install a new OS for the next user or is ...
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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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How to authenticate LDAP connection on git? [closed]

Hi I'm trying to setup git server on my company virtual server using http://gogs.io git service. They have the setup for LDAP connection but there are no way to test the authentication.. or is that ...
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Dynamic DNS registration for VPN clients

I've got a VPN server set up in my Active Directory on a remote network. (VPN Server is separate box from DNS/AD) When I dial into the network (client machine is not a member of the AD) the machine ...
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Windows 10 automatic download - are the install files also downloaded for Win 7 Enterprise edition?

Within Windows 7 - it is well known that the windows 10 install files (~3GB+) are being automatically downloaded into users C:\$Windows.~BT folder within the windows update process. My question - is ...
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Can't connect to computer via SBS2011 RWA

I've got an SBS 2011 Essentials server. Users a able to log on to Remote Web Access using their username and password. However, the trouble starts when a users attempts to log on remotely to his/her ...
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AD plugin or utility that generates unique uidnumber / gidnumber on creation

I'm looking for either: A plugin that will auto-generate a unique uidNumber attribute value for new users and a unique gidNumber attribute value for new groups upon creation. A configurable user/...
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Cannot delete folder. Haven't perrmission. New PC old disk [migrated]

I have a new PC with windows 10 and an old with win 10. I moved my disks from old machine to the new. I see the folders but cannot delete them. I'm the system administrator (My PC) but haven't ...
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Can the environment variables tool in windows be launched directly?

Is there a more direct way to the environmental variables GUI then... Right click 'My Computer' and select 'Properties'. Click 'Advanced System Settings' link. Click 'Advanced' tab. Click '...
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Anyway to limit IP Access for Certain Users?

I am currently tasked with allowing Vendors onto our process network. The issue is I need to make it so each vendor is only able to connect to PLCs on their own machines "each PLC has its own IP". Is ...
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Ping in local network pings myself

I have two computers on my local network: Laptop 192.168.2.11 Windows 8.1 Tower 192.168.2.10 Windows 7 If I use Laptop to ping Tower, which has the local IP 192.168.2.10, I will get a result from ...
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Windows VPN Server software that supports bandwidth caps

I am looking for a VPN server like OpenVPN that supports bandwidth caps for users. I posted an original question which in which I asked for a VPN server that supported bandwidth throttling - which is ...
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How can I identify applications or processes using thunder protocol in the network

For the last one week we have been having performance issues with our internet connection. The only thing that i know of that has changed with in this period is that I have upgraded several desktop OS ...
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Windows Server 2008 redirected folder files disappeared

I had setup a Windows 2008 server to redirect My Documents using Group Policy. A user using Win7 had a couple of documents saved to My Documents and was good for a couple of days. One day I run ...
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GPO Troubleshooting - Security Filtering - Computer Configuration

We have a GPO that includes a Computer Configuration that enables a Preference that adds a security group to the local Administrators group. Since this is a Computer Configuration, do you need to add ...
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jboss using 9990 port instead of 9090

I am referring to the documentation here and running JBoss as Windows as Service. I am not sure why it doesn't runs on localhost:9090 as mentioned in the documentation but on localhost:9990. I don't ...
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What would cause so many EventID 4656 PlugPlayManager Security Audit Failures at one time?

I found 141 PlugPlayManager Security Audit Failures logged within the same minute on one of our Server 2008 R2 servers (running only SQL 2008 R2). While Googling all I could find was other people, ...
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Search AD by GUID

How do I search Active Directory for objects by GUID? In other words, what would be a good way to find what objects belong to specified GUIDs?
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RunAs netonly with credentials saved

I can start a process with runas /netonly and runas /savecred but I can't use both the flags at the same time. Is there a way to run a process as a different user remotely without having to type the ...
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WSUS Too many “not applicable” updates. Is this normal?

I have just implemented WSUS in production for the first time. Everything is working fine, but the info reported by the Update Service Manager is a bit unintuitive. When i check on a computers status ...
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Disk2vhd : error during copy. The error could not be performed due to an I/O error

I'm trying to convert a fully patched, Windows Server2008 R2 system disk into a VHD by using disk2vhd from Microsoft Sysinternals. Every time, the conversion fails with error during copy. The error ...
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Azure print server - running everything in Azure?

I might have get dragged into a Project involving moving the whole IT shop into Azure. Now that means they have on-site AD, LOB Applications, SQL, Sharepoint etc, plus of course moving to Office 365, ...
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Windows - Log services access to certificate store

I have a software which run as a service (Checkpoint Identity Awareness) which connects to a server and verifies its identity (actually a checkpoint firewall) by checking its certificate, like any ...
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Remote machine closes automatically

Recently I am facing an issue in Windows Remote Desktop access. I was able to connect to the machine without any problem till yesterday. Today, I have opened Remote Desktop Connection and ...
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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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Connecting Windows to Wireless (802.1x Radius) before login working sporadically

We have a system based on Ruckus wireless, connected to a Windows 2012R2 NPS server for RADIUS authentication. We've long been having issues whereby single sign-on isn't reliable, so we've set up a (...
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Bitlocker decryption trouble

today I started the procedure to access a bitlocker encypted data storage hard disk. At first I unlocked it and then I turned off bitlocker. The turning off took some time, but it ended without any ...
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OpenSSH won't resolve %temp% environment variable in commands and batch files

I installed OpenSSH on my Windows Server 2012 R2 system. So far everything works except for resolving the %temp% environment variable: In my PuTTy SSH client I can resolve %systemroot% but not %...
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What is modifying the CREATE date of my files?

A fairly advanced Windows user here (operating at 3rd Line/TA level for 15 years). Today is 16th June 2016... I just browsed through a 100GB of photos within my local Pictures folder collected over ...
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xcopy & robocopy - Encrypted during transfer?

I need to transfer some files on some windows hosts, as i come from the unix side, i searched for a tool similar to scp or rsync. I came across xcopy and robocopy and searched the manuals for a hint ...
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hosts file ignored, how to troubleshoot?

The hosts file on Windows computers is used to bind certain name strings to specific IP addresses to override other name resolution methods. Often, one decides to change the hosts file, and discovers ...
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Active directory migration 2008 to 2012

After so many hours of pulling my hair i end up here for some help. I also want to apologize for my English since its not my native tongue. We currently have a Windows Server 2008 which we need to ...
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Windows: Get the interface number of a NIC

I have the following problem: I have a server with a rather dynamic network configuration and need to configure routes on it with the IF parameter: route add ... mask ... ... if ? Is there a ...
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Using virtual hard drive as data container, what are the possible downsides?

At the moment I am using exclusively Windows 7, but I intend to move all the data to a Ubuntu server with Snapraid as redundancy for non-volatile data and software RAID for more changeable data. For ...