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2008R2 DHCP Server Becomes Unresponsive

At the end of 2013, our single Windows Server 2008R2 DHCP server started becoming unresponsive once every week or so. The server itself was up, but the DHCP server was unresponsive. Attempts to ...
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How to add bunch of admin accounts to 20 Windows 2012 servers

Is there a quick way to add bunch of admin accounts to 20+ Windows 2012 servers? It would be way too cumbersome to rdp to each server and add accounts to the local admin group.
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Windows 2012 Server, DNS resolve host for client

I've been looking for way to resolve host name for client on Windows Server 2012, just like if I added it to hosts file of the client workstations running Windows 7/8. In hosts file I would add ...
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Windows 2003 error 2902 “server is the owner of this FSMO role, but does not consider it valid” after DCPROMO run

I am in the process of adding a Windows 2008 R2 DC (MTC2008DC) to an existing legacy Windows 2003 SBS domain, with a view to decommissioning the old server. There is already one 2008 DC in the domain ...
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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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WDS prompt for password

Issue: I setup a new WDS server. Earlier with my old server, whenever a client pressed F12 to connect to the WDS, it would prompt them to select 'Windows Deployment Server' or 'Hard disk drive' and ...
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Why is Windows Security Log using different formats on machines that seem to be the same?

I have a group of like computers (Win 7) that I'm working on creating some event monitoring rules around but I noticed something odd about what I'm receiving. One machine in the group is returning ...
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How can I tell what version of IIS is installed?

I've got a box running Win2k3 and some directions from Microsoft KB about SSL certificates, for IIS 5.0 and 6.0. How can I tell which version of IIS is currently installed?
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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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Group Policy settings for Event Logs

On a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Domain Controller, with Windows 7 and Windows XP clients, is it "OK" to keep the setting below for Event Log files? And which setting will apply? ...
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Network get very slow at noon everyday [on hold]

My network gets very slow every workday starting at noon until around 1 PM. No updates are planed during that time. What could be the possible reasons why this is happening?
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Service is started than stopped app.config error

I've a windows service I try to run on a Windows 2008R2. The service starts and then stops (in the Event Viewer the only information I get is "Service is stopped"). If I try to run from the terminal I ...
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Windows CA to issue certificate to authenticate SSH to a Linux server

I have a Windows Server Root Certificate Authority, Linux SSH server, and users with Windows SSH clients. The Linux box is not part of the AD domain (and probably never will be [sigh]) OpenSSH 5.4 ...
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Using Rsync to backup a Windows Share

I have a Windows 7 box that I want to back up to an Ubuntu machine. I have mounted a Windows share on the Ubuntu box (using CIFS/Samba), and I want to use a cron job to rsync what's on the mounted ...
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Postgres pgpass windows - not working

DB: Postgres 9.0 Client: Windows 7 Server Windows 2008, 64bit I'm trying to connect remotely to a postgres instance for purposes of performing a pg_dump to my local machine. Everything works from my ...
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Which Java version should I run Jenkins with?

Reference: Jenkins Users :: Jenkins on Windows: Java + JRE (version) confusion Which Java version should I run Jenkins with (on Windows)? Should I use the included JRE of the Windows master? Should ...
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Error with cwRsync on Windows 8

I've installed cwRsync on my Windows 8 machine and tried to rsync files to remote server with the following command: rsync rev/ user@ip:~/.tmp --rsh ssh --recursive --delete --delete-excluded ...
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Batch script to increment the text file ans also the value inside the file [closed]

I have a text file Foo.txt which contains value content0. I have to create a batch file which increment the text file like Foo1.txt, Foo2.txt.....Foo5.txt and also the values in the file content1, ...
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Hibernate Windows Azure VM (IAAS)

I am a developer and use an Azure VM for my main development platform. To save the company some money I thought I might shut it down at weekends etc. but often I have many programs etc open that I'd ...
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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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Reset Windows user domain password

Is there a way to reset a user domain password remotely without login to a remote desktop to the domain controller? I could not find any MMC plugin in non-server Windows (Window 7 Ultimate in this ...
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Migrating Windows DNS from server to server both 2012

From my understanding if both servers have AD as a DC with DNS, the DNS is migrated automatically. The main server(old one) is a DC but the new one is just a DNS server. So in this case is there a way ...
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Can Robocopy be configured to only log the “errors”?

Can Robocopy be configured to only log the “errors”? On a large copy job, I’m really only interested in knowing what files were NOT copied.
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Component services, running processes, scheduled recycle

I've got a Windows Server 2003 SBS SP2 box. It's hosting our business application. About once a week the clients for the application on work stations throughout the office get so they receive an ...
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Network system tray icon and control panel slowly becoming unresponsive in Windows 7 [closed]

I have to manage hundreds of VOIP PBXes, which I connect to via the Windows 7 PPTP VPN client. I've noticed that over time as I add more and more PPTP connections, the network system tray, as well as ...
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Remove or Disable “Add a Network Location”

I've not been able to find anyway to do this via registry or GPO. I want to remove standard users ability to right-click computer and open the "Add a Network Location" button, or just disable the ...
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Terminal Session Targeting by IP Range broken

We have a group policy preference to connect terminal server users to the printers at their site with Terminal Session Targeting for an IP address range. It works well for users that use the IGEL thin ...
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WSUS on split network

I am trying to find out if this scenario is possible, here is the situation: We have several remote sites that can have their own WSUS server and force the clients to connect via the subnet they are ...
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How to make an offline Windows execute some elevated/admin task when it logs in? [closed]

I have a multi-OS machine. I need to set some executable to run automatically with elevated/admin permissions when some other OS starts, but this OS is offline. Normally I'd have created a Task ...
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VPN - local and remote networks IP collision

I have created a VPN connection in Windows using the New Network Connection wizard that comes with Windows. It works without problems in most places, but there is one concrete place where, despite ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter The request to list features available on the specified server failed

I am trying to add the Wireless LAN Service to my server but I first had to restart it because it installed some updates a while ago. After the restart it came up with the following error: The ...
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Black Hole DNS on Windows DNS Server

I am looking at configuring our Windows DNS Servers for some type of DNS based blackhole operation. Ideally, we would be able to use feeds from MalwareDomains.com or the like. I was curious how one ...
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Confused about SSL certificates needed for Windows proxy

I am completely new to security, and I'm confused about what kind and how many SSL certificates I need. I have a REST API server running on a windows server 2012. It's currently listening to HTTP ...
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fatal JavaScript error; Error processing request 200 error text:ok [closed]

I have been getting white screen in Google Crome browser when trying to access PHPmyadmin. In Firefox I get this message A fatal javascript error has occurred. I also get Error in processing Request ...
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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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Missing SYSVOL and NETLOGON after upgrade from Windows 2003 SBS to 2012 Standard

Today we went from Windows 2003 SBS to Windows Server 2012 Standard. I did the following: Joined 2012 server to the SBS 2003 domain Installed Active Directory Domain Services (aka dcpromo) on the ...
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How restore my file cdr on my laptop? [closed]

I want to restore my file cdr, there is a solution for a file with an error? I'm looking for a solution for hours but found nothing. I have a deadline to meet for 3 days and would be grateful for any ...
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How do I prevent Microsoft DNS from reporting version number?

Perhaps a silly question, but I promise I googled extensively before I posted this. How do I prevent Microsoft DNS server from reporting version #, as indicated by DNSStuff.com: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX ...
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Parameterizing PowerShell parameters in scheduled tasks

I have a bunch of PowerShell scripts that are kicked off via scheduled tasks at various times. The script are run multiple times with different arguments. Also administrators unfamiliar with ...
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How to find out what parameter was passed to a Windows Service

How do you find out what parameter was passed when starting a Windows service? I usually start a service thru net start by passing parameters as shown below net start DocumentHashService /Recursive ...
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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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Why is execution of batch files different between drag & drop and from command line?

Ok, so I've been trying to figure this out for hours with no progress. I have created a batch file to get details of a VHD. Everything runs fine and produces the expected results when run from the ...
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wbadmin incremental backup fails on every week days

The backup strategy of my office works like this. Incremental backup of workingFolder everyday (except fridays) at 4.00 AM. Full backup of workingFolder every friday at 4.00 AM. All incremental ...
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samba public share on ubuntu 14.10 not working no matter what i try

I have a share folder in this location and im trying to share using samba (Version 4.1.11) in ubuntu 14.10 /media/aravinda/f6c682f3-5271-4f2b-99e8-93aa3bd39990/share ...
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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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How to do proper error handling in a push setup?

I am currently building a lab environment to get a feeling on what DSC can accomplish and where the limits are. We have a requirement to push out one-shot configurations to group of nodes based on ...
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Do I really need MS Active Directory? [closed]

I manage a shop of arround 30 machines and 2 terminal servers (one production, one standby.) Should I really deploy Active Directory in our network? Are there any really benefits, that could ballance ...
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Unable to join win 7 machines to a domain running Server 2003

I am fairly new to server administration, but have worked with computers a long time. I am experienceing a problem I have never had before; I am unable to join any new machines to the domain because ...
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Finding and patching OpenSSL Apache on Windows

I have seen that they have released updates for OpenSSL. I am running a Apache on Windows. If I run "OpenSSL version" it reports "OpenSSL 1.0.1i 6 Aug 2014". This was a complete solution install, ...
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How can I use Azure Active Directory users as virtual machine users?

Is there a way to use users in an Azure Active Directory as users for an Azure Virtual Machine? Respectively, is there a way to create multiple user accounts for an Azure Virtual Machine?