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Roaming Profile Accounts logoff instantly

I am working on setting up roaming profile accounts. When I log in as one of my users, they disconnect instantly. How do I find errors on what is going on? I've check the SMB Share permissions and ...
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How do I view pending system changes / updates / installations? [closed]

I have the belief that my vm is in a "corrupted" state, meaning I cant properly update some files because they are marked for uninstallation. How do I view these files?
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Software Restriction Policy blocks more extensions that it should

I have enabled Software Restriction Policy (for all suggested file extensions except LNK). Now *.bat and *.cmd scripts fail to execute commands like START "" c:\users\klaus\lists\purchases.xls ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Connection Freezes

I am using a server which runs windows server 2008 R2 operating system. When I create RDP connection, the connection freezes after a while. I connected from different modem and the RDP connection ...
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Windows Server 2012 - one user logging on many computers [closed]

I am a newby to Windows Server World. I want to setup company's network (around 7 computers and 15 employees) like this: - all computers joined to my domain - every employee having his own user ...
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How to install updates on multiple windows servers automatically?

Let's say that I've got a lot of different Windows servers to install updates on. I.e. about 50 servers; running Windows server 2003, 2008, 2012 (service packs, R2 editions, and such), some 32bit and ...
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Losing stdout when process restarts itself in windows

I have for example a NodeJS process running with Nodemon, and all the output redirected to a file. nodemon example.app > 123.log When I change any file in the node app, the NodeJS process is ...
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Does WSUS include 3rd party patches/drivers?

I have a WSUS server setup on our network here. It is set to download ALL Windows and Office Updates and store them locally. Does this include 3rd party drivers and patches as well? Or how does WSUS ...
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Allow overwriting of open files on a smb share

We have a smb share on a linux box which is used as network share for windows machines. We put an executable on it for everyone to use. The issue is that if anyone has the application running, we ...
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Dar: script for incremental backup on Windows - how to handle full and diff file names?

Is that possible to make incremental backup scripts for dar on Windows? I stumbled over archive naming because Windows by default seem to lack required tools to read dates from (like date -l on ...
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Configure Windows Firewall Server 2008 to allow access by only selected IP addresses

I have a server running Windows Server 2008 and I need to configure the firewall if possible to only allow access from a few specified IP addresses, any other IP addresses will get rejected unless ...
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Unable to configure WinRm https listener

I am trying to configure winrm https listener on a windows machine. Earlier i had followed WinRm https listener configuration The above solution worked for me. But now i have deleted the listener ...
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What are the minimal permissions for WMI access to processes CommandLine?

I have been trying to get a remote listing of running windows processes including their CommandLine/ExecutablePath attribute through WMI as a non-administrator domain user for a monitoring tool. I ...
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Copy-item FileSystem provider error

Copy-item cmdlet is not working as expected, i don't understand why. This is my code : $Source = "C:\folder1" $Destination = "\\172.22.0.115\c$\folder2\" $Password = ConvertTo-SecureString ...
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Windows Server 2012 VM can't access other 2012 servers

I have a new Windows Server 2012 DataCenter running on VMWare ESXi 5.1 that can't access shared folders on any other Windows Server 2012. However, this server can ping the servers by hostname and RDP ...
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Windows TCP Window Scaling Hitting plateau too early

Scenario: We have a number of Windows clients regularly uploading large files (FTP/SVN/HTTP PUT/SCP) to Linux servers that are ~100-160ms away. We have 1Gbit/s synchronous bandwidth at the office and ...
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Inconsistent IIS access across subnets/sites

Good morning everyone. I have a strange IIS issue I could use some assistance with. Site setup: 2 * Exchange 2010 CAS servers running in a CAS array with WNLB on subnet A 2 * Exchange 2010 CAS ...
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Tool for Measuring UNC Path Access Times [migrated]

I'm being asked to write a tool that, given a UNC path and a set of credentials, will display the amount of time it took to access the directory. It then has to get any file in that directory, read ...
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Cryptolocker/Cryptowall GPO/SPO

Has anyone devised a "preventive plan" against the ever growing issues with Cryptolocker and Cryptowall? The goal: On a server with DC and AD, apply rules on all users with either a script or ...
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Deploying Ossec HIDS Windows Agent via GPO

I am trying to deploy OSSEC agent to about 100 Windows 7 boxes through GPO on our AD. I understand that I need to create and MSI from the EXE and import the specific client.keys file for the windows ...
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Can't establish PPTP VPN windows 8/8.1

I am having an issue where I keep getting either error 800 or 807 whist trying to connect to a VPN server via PPTP on Windows 8 and 8.1 pro. The server itself is Synology's VPN Server running on a ...
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HTTPS Certificate error

I have a telephone system in my office which hosts its administration interface on a local webserver secured by https. When I try to access the interface I always get a certificate error, even after ...
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Will the Windows Operation “Restore system files and settings” delete my files? [migrated]

I just performed the "Restore system files and settings" in Windows 7 Professional (64bit). After the operation, I found my personal files on the desktop were missing. In my knowledge, this operation ...
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Moving data across countries securely [closed]

Currently planning on moving data from a number of remote sites across to our head quarters in Germany. The data is too large to replicate/copy over site to site VPN so I'm going to have to do this ...
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Seemingly Random Components on DL380 G5 No Longer Work After Applying Updates

I have a DL380 G5 running Windows Server 2008 R2 that just had two update bundles applied to it and as a result I have several crucial components that no longer work. The update bundles that were ...
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Copying files with tilde has odd behaviour

It's pretty simple to replicate. Create a folder with file "ABC123~1.txt" Create a folder with file "ABC 123.txt" Try to copy the file from the first folder to the second... windows asks if you ...
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is there way in windows to have just one application start in high contrast mode? [migrated]

There seems to be a lot of information on the web on how to set high contrast mode for the entire windows desktop, but I am wondering if there was a way to set high contrast mode for just a single ...
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Giving AD user accounts admin access on specific machines

Is there a way to give domain based accounts administrative access on specific machines and not others? I can control access and rights to which machines a user can log in to and what their ...
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Hosts file to block a website [closed]

I have seen a blog saying that we can block some websites using our hosts file. I have tried the same (shown below), but failed. Entry added in host file as below: 127.0.0.1 www.google.com I ...
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Back up files on Azure VM

What is better to store backup files on Windows Azure Drive mounted to VM or mount somehow Windows Azure Blob Store. What would you recommended?
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Exchange New-MailboxExportRequest PST backup to Linux server share

I'm putting together a backup script for an MS Exchange server. It uses New-MailboxExportRequest to export the Mailbox as PST files. However, it doesn't appear possible to write these PSTs to a Linux ...
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What is the workaround for WMI remote connection failure with Access Denied error when client runs with Local System account?

What is the workaround for WMI remote connection failure with Access Denied error when client runs with Local System account? I tried to run script under local system account on the client which ...
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Query on Lenovo HORIZON PC supporting Android apps [migrated]

Lenovo has launched Horizon model#57315243 As per this link which says "Provides access to both the Windows & Android Apps world" This PC runs Windows 8 OS, So i understand that it would ...
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Two-factor authentication via mobile phone on Windows Server

Is it possible to set up two factor VPN authentication on Windows Server 2008 R2? In other words: when someone tries to connect to a corporate VPN, they are sent an SMS with a code, which they then ...
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Windows laptops similar to macbook pro [closed]

My employer provides a macbook pro with core i7, 16GB ram and an SSD drive. It is an awesome laptop. I am able to run 2 VMs, glassfish, mysqld, IntelliJ IDEA at the same time. Is there a equivalent ...
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How to catch system events when a program is being updated and robotize routine steps when you update software?

I'm a support engineer for an accounting program. The program runs under Windows. I have to update many of this accounting software bases daily. I mean the software is always the same. But users may ...
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How to downsample an image to match a 16-bit color mode for RDP sessions? [closed]

I am setting up a terminal server farm where the desktop shows our corporate branded background image. The problem is that the RDP session is limited to 16-bit color, and it creates a visible and ...
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Windows server and AWS clock synchronization

I have a Windows 7 computer that communicates with Amazon Web Servers (S3, SES). This server uses windows internet time for clock synchronization time.windows.com. On my linux machines I ran into ...
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Linux CLI server with a virtual windows machine running? [closed]

I have a ubuntu CLI server and I am wondering if it's possible to install a windows machine on a CLI server? My hope is that I can take a pre-made VirutalBOX or VMware image and put it on my Ubuntu ...
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What is the impact of upgrading Windows 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise?

I have a Windows Server 2003 domain controller, a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard domain controller, and a Windows Server 2012 domain controller. I am looking to upgrade the 2008 R2 Standard DC to ...
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Windows: How can I run a service in the same security context as a non service process (or vice versa)?

My problem is very similar to Turn off "isolation mode" in Vista Task Scheduler? but unfortunately the "accepted" answer isn't of much use. I need to invoke pscp from a service to transfer a ...
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Ubuntu Client, connect to windows SMB share on domain joined server using local credentials

I'm having some trouble connecting to the C$ share on one of my servers. I can do so using an account from the domain administrators group, however can't access most files on the server. I instead get ...
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Is it possible to edit the settings on a virtualized vCenter server?

So, this is a strange one to me, but for reasons beyond my control, we have a vCenter server running on a virtualized Windows guest. This vCenter server is also the only vCenter server for the site ...
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Mapped drive error message - mapped drive is full

I have a Windows 2003 domain, and one of my clients gets a mapped drive Z: is full message when mapping a drive on the server. The drive on the server is not full. My understanding is that the issue ...
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Windows Server 2012 ignores static route

I have a Windows Hyper-V Free Edition R2 2012 server and I need to create a static route for Hyper-V to communicate with private internal addresses and vice-versa. I tried to add the route ...
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Domain Account Does Not Receive Proper Se Privledges from Group Policies

I am attempting to install software that requires SeBackupPrivilege, SeDebugPrivilege, and SeSecurityPrivilegebut I cannot seem to get my Domain Account to retrieve these specific privileges. I ...
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Remove file permission using icacls [closed]

Could someone help me to remove particular security groups from a file using icacls? The file has all security settings inherited from the folder, where the file resides. So I would like to remove ...
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Using AD/GPO to add machines to WSUS in Windows Server 2012

I was following this guide: http://knowledge.quickstart.com/configure-wsus-to-deploy-updates-using-group-policy/ I've rebooted the machines after the policy updates to ensure they took them. I ran ...
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RDP Error Code 1800 when trying to connect from Windows 8.1 to VMWare VM

Server1: 2008R2 / 192.168.0.1 / Network 192.168.0.0 / 255.255.255.0 / DC yyy.local / router-role, static route to 192.168.2.0 added PC1: Win8.1 / Network 192.168.0.0 / Gateway Server1 / VMWare WS ...
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how to hide folder on root samba folder with include for each group

Currently my samba server integrated with Windows Active Directory 2012, almost configuration is just fine. I'm just curious Here are my smb.conf, [global] workgroup = "Domain Name" server ...