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Unable to map ubuntu NFS shared folder on windows 7 and windows server clients

Here is my problem: The NFS shared folder was working without any problem. All the machines of a small network could use it. But something happened few months ago(I have no idea, maybe some ...
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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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Is a new SID applied when sysprep-ping a Windows image or when deploying?

My organisation currently has Windows XP (yes, I know official support for it ceases in less than 24 hours) and Windows 7 system images made with Symantec Ghost 11 that we routinely deploy to ...
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How can one get a UDE report from Microsoft Fixit Center Pro?

As per this video anybody is supposed to be able to upload their server's logs to the Microsoft Fixit center Pro and get an Automated diagnostic report called UDE. ...
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Converting a physical Windows 98 machine to a Virtual machine

I need to convert a physical Windows 98 laptop to a virtual machine. I need to do this because I need to migrate an old application which still is used, and cannot run natively on Windows 7. Any ...
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Windows virtual wifi hostednetwork - set max number of clients?

I'm building an app that has functionality that creates on the fly a new virtual wifi utilizing the Windows 7 / 2008 features. I can create it just fine, but am looking how to limit the maximum number ...
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WMI: How can I fix the port?

I need to use WMI for getting some information from my servers. But I have a server in DMZ, so I need to open a port in my firewall. I've searching and I found that WMI uses random port. How can this ...
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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 Server 2012 Freezing on install [closed]

I'm trying to install Windows Server 2012 on my newly built server with a flashdrive. I got the iso off of DreamSpark and when I try to install it, it freezes at this screen. ...
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Same WMI request is much slower on other machine

I posted this question some time ago on stackoverflow, but unfortunately I didn't get any answer yet. It's actually not very urgent, as this problem seems only to exist on my machine - for now. But ...
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How can I maintain a network connection with no users logged into a workstation

After much Googling, it seems I can't string together the right phrase to find what I'm looking for, so here it is. I just helped one of my users that was unable to log in. What seems to have ...
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How to import raw ascii email? How can i put them in the right place or at least visualize [closed]

I really need your help. On 11/12/2014 i have transferred my website to another host. I save a backup from Plesk Panel and then i logged into the new hosting, it is Cpanel. I cant import or anytihgt i ...
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Ansible, Chef, Puppet or ____ : Which has the strongest Windows support and smallest init footprint

We do mostly (but not exclusively) win servers. Preferably, we can start the OS and do little or nothing to it to make it ready to receive commands (we know we may need to create a base image with ...
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Robocopy from list.txt

I have a ton of user directories, that I need to move along with permissions to another location, the command I use on an individual basis is : robocopy "\filer\home" "h:\UserHome" /E /SEC ...
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Combining RoboCopy with FtpUse

Our clients need to transfer specified files from their network to ours through FTP. The transfer must be invoked automatically whenever one of the specified files changes. For this purpose, RoboCopy ...
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How to change the proxy settings for the Network Service account from the command prompt?

Currently, I am only aware of the following command: C:\>bitsadmin /util /SetIEProxy NetworkService MANUAL_PROXY 1 92.168.0.200:8080 NULL But, it has the following defects: It is deprecated It ...
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Samba - permission issue

I am trying to get samba to work properly... I have a "Movies" share (//server/Movies), I want only root account to be able to upload and delete. Guest can view "Movies" share without password/login ...
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can't access web site with same name as AD domain name [duplicate]

their internal Windows/AD domain name is blahblahblah.com and their public website is blahblahblah.com and they can't see their website while on the office network (the web site loads just fine from ...
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Determine what has changed a specific key on Windows registry [closed]

History : My C drive disappeared from "Computer" on my Win7. After fixing it a couple of days ago by changing a registry key, I notice today that my C drive has disappeared AGAIN. ...
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PowerShell? Do you use it? Can you show me some cool system administration things I can do with it? [closed]

I keep reading everywhere that PowerShell is the way of the future. When it was first released I did a whole bunch of virtual labs, but since then I still haven't used it in a production environment. ...
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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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OpenVPN No ping to one client's network (with client-to-client)

I have problem with my OpenVPN network through the internet: Client1 (XP) >>> Server (7) <<< Client (7) 192.168.71.90(test)|192.168.80.31 |192.168.80.21 (test) ...
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Windows firewall blocking network shares through VPN server

I have a VPN server in front of a 172.16.0.0/24 network. On my client side is a 192.168.1.0/24 network. I am able to successfully VPN in to the server network from the client, and I am trying to ...
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Windows Task Replacement [closed]

We have ran into an issue with both Windows Tasks and SQL Jobs where only so many can be handled at the same time. We seem to be running into a fundamental limit of both Windows 2003 Tasks and SQL ...
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How to get connected over IPP using SSL via AddPrinter() call?

I had three printers in my network. All of these three are using self-signed certificate. Only for one printer, I am getting error GetLastError() – 1797 – Printer Driver Unknown I had compared ...
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Incorrect lease times from Windows 2012 R2 DHCP

Env: Two Windows 2012 R2 DHCP servers in active/passive (hot standby) mode serving one scope. Scope lease duration: 1 day. MCLT: 1 hour. Situation: New dhcp client gets IP configuration with a ...
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CC.NET + SVN : Server certificate issue

I am trying to setup Continuous Integration in our office. Being a puny little developer I am facing this supposedly infamous problem: " Source control operation failed: svn: OPTIONS of ...
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windows firewall iptables equivalent? [closed]

How can I block all outgoing packets whose payload contains a given string in Windows ?
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Administrator can access all mailboxes - how can I stop it?

At our organisation the DOMAIN\Administrator account can access all mailboxes i.e. log in to Outlook Web Access as DOMAIN\Administrator and then open another mailbox and that users mailbox appears. I ...
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SVN auto-update keeps a service running

I'm using a Windows scheduled task to run SVN's command line auto-update. Every time the task runs it is starting a new tortoiseproc.exe process and they never stop, so I end up with hundreds of ...
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HRESULT = 0x80073701 - ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING Windows 2012 Essentials

I am attempting to install .NET 3.5 Framework on a Windows 2012 Essentials server but am running into the following error: HRESULT = 0x80073701 - ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING After checking the CBS ...
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Getting PCs to report to WSUS

We have Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) set up in our domain environment. It is configured and working correctly. We run into an issue every once in a where Windows Update will lose/forget the ...
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Is there a way to tell how long a machine has been in an security group?

Machines get added to a security group to prevent them from getting a GPO. I'd like the machines to get removed after 30 days of being in the group. Ideally, I'd like to also be able to generate a ...
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Desktop system doesn't always hit BIOS [migrated]

I have a desktop system that ran fine for months, but now it doesn't even hit BIOS most of the time. I've replaced a battery on the motherboard (CR2032) and the power supply, and the behavior hasn't ...
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Office Activation [closed]

I'm trying to activate Office 2010 on a replacement machine but it fails with on-line activation along with telephone activation. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get in contact with ...
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Set primary group of file or directory on Samba share from Windows

Short version: I have such situation on a Samba share: $ ls -lha total 12K drwxr-xr-x 3 hka Domain Users 4.0K Jan 11 17:07 . drwxrwxrwt 19 root root 4.0K Jan 11 17:06 .. drwxr-xr-x 2 hka ...
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qemu-system-x86_64w.exe : could not open disk image D:\img.img: Permission denied

I'm trying to use qemu on Windows (8), because I have to emulate an USB mass storage device (VirtualBox still doesn't handle USB3 which my computer only have .. and if I could have qemu working it ...
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In Windows, using the command line, how do you check if a remote port is open?

What is a simple way in Windows to test if traffic gets through to a specific port on a remote machine?
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iSCSI connection drops frequently - Synology NAS

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Server connected through iSCSI to my Synology Rackstation 2414+. The problem is that the connection drops very very frequently, up to 10 times a day (manually restored ...
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Set Windows 7 Default Login to a Non Domain Account

We have 12 Laptop Pc's that we have upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. The laptops are used by staff on away days. They log on to a local account on the machine - say User1 with no password. On ...
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How to find the creation date of a local user account?

I would like to get the creation date of a local user account (Win 7 if it matters). I've looked at the following WMI objects (and google of course): Win32_UserAccount Win32_NetworkLoginProfile The ...
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how to use GPG to decrypt multiple files to a different directory

I am trying to decrypt multiple files to a different directory keeping the existing filenames. When i run the below syntax it seems to decrypt them ok but it only ouputs to the screen. I would like to ...
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How to compare/diff ACLs on two directory trees?

I have two directory trees that are supposedly copies of each other. I need to compare not the contents of files but the permissions on them. Is there a tool that will compare two dir trees but ...
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Slow Tableau server performance in a datacentre

I'm installing Tableau Server 8.3 in our hosted datacenter and experiencing strange behavior. When I run a workbook on my ( average) laptop (8GB, 4 cores, SSD) in Tableau client, it runs in about 10 ...
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Windows Server - PerfNet event 2004

I´m using a SharePoint 2013 on a WS 2012 R2 Server. Everything is ok except for one error: Error PefNet Event 2004 Message: Unable to open the Server service performance object. The first four ...
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Change NIC index

I know there are several ways to query for the Index number of a NIC on windows (route print from CMD) but I wanted to know if there was a way to change that number to an index number that is not ...
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Get User Rights Assignment values in Local Computer Setting using VBScript and WMI

I'd like to get all the values of User Rights Assignment in Local Computer Setting using VBScript and WMI. Is there a way I can do this with VBScript and WMI? Thanks.
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How can I set up a VM of Solaris 11 / Sparc on Windows / x86 host? [closed]

I need to test a custom binary that was originally compiled for an earlier version of Solaris on Solaris 11. Being poor, I don't have a spare SPARC server lying around on which I can install Solaris ...
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Automatically refresh credential after password change

Lets say we have around 300 Windows XP machines on our ActiveDirectory domain that are used for processing something. Each has an account which is patterned on the machines name. As these are ...
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Error 403 Access forbidden! for Apache Virtual Host on Windows Server 2008

I have installed xampp I could access it successfully on port 85. Then I created a virtual host and pointed to a custom dir (not under xampp) <VirtualHost *:85> ServerAdmin ...