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Starting an Oracle database in upgrade mode?

I have an Oracle database instance running on a Windows 2012 server. I need to start it up in upgrade mode to run some configuration changes. However, I cannot find the right command to get it going. ...
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Mutliple Smartcards on Windows

I need a way to attach up to 200 ( or more if possible) Smartcard Readers to my server. Currently I'm running Windows 2008 as a VM in ESXI but there it is only possible to attach 20 USB devices. I ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 sometimes fails to boot (or shut down?) - stuck at spinner

Our Windows Server 2012 R2 VMware virtual machines have scheduled tasks defined to reboot them weekly using shutdown.exe /r and some of these servers fail to restart some of the time. When I connect ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 essentials start button not working over remote connection

I am wondering if anyone can help me - I currently have an issue where when I remote to a windows server the start button is not clickable meaning you can't restart the box as well. Note I have tried ...
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How to convert line breaks in a text file between the Windows and Unix/Linux formats?

How do I convert line breaks in a text file between the Windows and Unix/Linux formats? I have a *nix environment, but that I need to import and export data with the Windows-style line breaks. I ...
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How to expose windows file share via HTTPS and NTLM authentication?

I want to be able to expose the contents of a windows file share via HTTP, so a file can be linked to using http:// rather than file:// which doesnt work in all popular browsers. I want to be able ...
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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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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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Hyper-V: Virtual machine connected to external network has no access to it [on hold]

Setup: Windows Server 2016 Tech. Preview with enabled nested virtualization (Server 1) runs a VM with another Windows Server 2016 (Server 2) which in turn runs a Windows 10 VM (Workstation). On ...
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Best way to avoid server outage for gaming company [closed]

I recently moved to a company that provides gaming solutions for Bingo Halls across the globe. We have handheld game devices that run our gaming apps that connect to Windows Servers (2008). Each bingo ...
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Disable right click file printing in windows 7?

Is this possible to disable or remove the right click on a file print option? Seems like it should be possible.
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Disable Adobe Flash update prompt

Is there a way to disable the Adobe Flash update prompt? I have tried saving settings to mms.cfg in the appropriate folder (\Windows\System32\Macromed\Flash) yet this does not yield positive results....
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Windows NFS client using SAMBA port?

I'm trying to find the root cause for the jerkiness of using NFS shares hosted on a debian server on my W10 desktop so I've started Wireshark on my client and saw that NFS client was trying to ...
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How to disable Windows authentication for a Website apache

Sorry, but I am not a pro in apache configuration. I have reverse-proxy on apache and several back-end systems behind it. For most of pages SSO mechanism works good and I do not need any additional ...
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amanda: back up windows server without ZIP? [closed]

I have an amanda setup at home. The server is a Linux machine, and the windows client is set up with Samba and an administrative user on the windows machine. My disklist includes michelle-laptop c:\\...
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How can I find the IIS server instance that a website is hosted on in my domain by only its public URL?

I have started a new job and inherited a lot of servers and websites. One particular website I am unsure of what server/IIS instance it is hosted on. All I know is the public URL of the site. Is ...
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Dual socket T5400 linux but not windows

I have a Dell T5400 desktop server type machine, which I use as my workstation. It came with a single Intel E5405. I installed Windows 10 Pro on it, which is said to support 2 cpu sockets at most. ...
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Process Monitor fails to start on a 64 bit computer

When I try to start Process Monitor from SysInternals on some 64 bit windows 7 machines,the process fails to start. There is no error message. I double click and nothing happens. Other 64 bit windows ...
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How to start a Windows GUI app from telnet

I have a GUI application running on a windows XP client machine. I would like to telnet in, shut it down, pull some files over via ftp and then start it up again. It's that last part that I'm having ...
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Using Azure AD to push Group Policy settings

I am trying to use Azure Active Directory instead of using a traditional domain controller. I would like to use Azure AD to authenticate users and to push GPO settings, such as folder redirection, ...
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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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Laravel + Nginx on Windows server slow request [closed]

I have installed Nginx and config it runs with PHP by followed this tutorial. https://techtuts.info/2014/04/install-nginx-php-windows/ http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8856664/setting-up-laravel-w-...
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How to solve SocketException: Permission denied: connect

I recently encountered a problem that is giving me a headache and I need help ... The System consists of two subsystems, called A and B, each running on a standalone Tomcat instance and currently ...
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Multiple profiles per user?

Is it possible to have multiple profiles per user? The reason why I ask is because I need to create test environments for hundreds of users, where the test environment has different software. ...
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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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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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Have a windows 7 Task scheduled batch run as a regular-user johndoe which starts an exe on johndoe login, how to prevent his killing of process?

I am starting a script from Windows Task scheduler as a regular-user johndoe and my script starts an exe that runs in background when johndoe user logs in and I want to prevent user from "killing" the ...
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Hyper-v dynamic memory client machines always use maximum memory

When I create a virtual machine in Hyper-V and set it up to use dynamic memory, the virtual machine will always use the maximum memory within the virtualized OS. Hyper-V will show the assigned memory ...
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netstat -e: high discards and errors

I think my network is congested because of the relatively large discards and errors data. They should be zero or at least close to that. Here is the output of netstat -e on my computer: Interface ...
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Direct HTTP packets for an specific domain to a guest virtual machine [duplicate]

I got a situation of a (Windows server 2012 as host) and a (CentOS 6 as guest) using Virtual box. I have 1 Static IP Address assigned to the host. the host is hosting multiple sites using different ...
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USB access denied [closed]

Domain Controller OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Client OS: Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 Policy : USB allow This policy will work perfectly in all other usb devices except IPAD, IPOD etc, (Domain ...
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Does Windows “N” plus Feature Pack exactly equal Windows non-N?

The "N" versions of Windows have had the media features deleted, both the underlying OS support libraries as well as the user-level apps such as Media Player, Groove, Skype, etc. Does adding the ...
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How can an unauthenticated user access a windows share?

I have a directory shared on my computer, which is part of the domain. Is it possible to set up the share so that a user logged on to a different machine which is not part of the domain can access my ...
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Linux SMB share - how to give access to Windows local system account?

I have a SMB share on a Linux host. To grant remote access to the share for a Windows user, one must create a new SMB user which has the same username, and same password as the Windows account. i.e. ...
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What is the WinHttpAutoProxySvc?

What is the WinHttpAutoProxySvc ? Is it involved in the Windows Updating system? Is it ever used in any way if there is no proxy server?
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Anyway to configure Windows networking configuration/bonding without activating it?

Is there anyway to configure the networking information on a Windows 2008R2/2012R2 host and not activate that configuration immediately? In Linux, this is super simple, since you just modify the ...
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Linux and Window DFS shares - restoring previous versions of files/folders

I know I can mount DFS shares on my Linux boxes with no issues, but is there a method by which I can access/restore previous versions of folders/files from these DFS shares? Thanks
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Power plan GPO applies, but doesn't change sleep interval [on hold]

I am having a problem trying to make a new GPO to change the interval for sleeping while plugged in. I am seeing that the GPO sets High Performance as the active plan, but even though I set the ...
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tcp source port is not randomly

When we trying to get a file from a web-server, sometimes access is not possible. After checking the communication with tcpdump, we saw that the Source-machine is randomly choosing a source-port for ...
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Puppet configuration file on Windows

I'm running puppet on windows as an admin (testing on windows 7, even though it is not officially supported). When I install puppet following the windows installation instructions, no puppet.conf file ...
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What an alias group means in SID context?

Reading https://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/groupmapping.html, I found out that exist alias for groups. But what this alias means? It means that it is connected to another ...
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Does psexec support input redirection?

I am trying to control a remote Python script, which reads commands from stdin, via psexec 1.98, but I need to redirect psexec's input since psexec itself will be launched from another program. ...
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How do I add bitlocker support commands to winpe?

Tried following this tutorial https://4sysops.com/archives/unlock-bitlocker-under-windows-pe/ But when I boot up my winpe image and try to run manage-bde I can "manage-bde is not recognized..." Here ...
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What's the best way in Windows to manage multiple ssh sessions (via putty?) to look at clustered servers?

There's a tool called cssh for linux that has simular use to what I'd like to have on Windows. Basically I'm logging into servers that are identical to each other and I'd like to be able to type the ...
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Windows Server - Route any request via a set IP

We have a Windows 2008 server that has multiple IP address' on it. When the server makes requests to other machines (Via a .Net Web App) we've found that the IP it's 'calling out' on is un-predictable ...
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Access Network Folder using Different User Credential

Domain Controller OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Client OS: Windows XP, Windows 7 Windows XP client name: Client1 Windows XP client name: Client2 I had login as abc.local\Q2020 on Client1 and ...
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Windows: add user group to file created by a specific process

In our (mixed) Windows network we have a machine with a shared folder. This shared folder can be accessed by anyone belonging to the group User. However, in this folder, there are files that are ...
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Local user profile is created on Windows server when user accesses a shared folder on that server

I have discovered that several of our file servers have a handful of local user profiles (i.e. in C:\Users on the server) for users who obviously don't have permission to logon directly (interactive, ...
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ADFS v3 on Windows Server 2012 R2 rejects SSLv3 requests

I faced an issue with ADFS v3 running on Windows Server 2012 R2 When client which is restricted to use SSLv3 only accesses the ADFS site url, the request fails. The same thing works when using ...
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How to send ctrl+alt+del using Remote Desktop?

How can I send ctrl+alt+del to a remote computer over Remote Desktop? For example, if I wanted to change the local admin password on a remote PC using a Remote Desktop connection, it would be helpful ...