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What does 'Log on as a Service' actually mean?

I am building Group Policy for a new domain that we are migrating to. In our current environment the settings Log on as a Service is set at the Server OU level - which has about a hundred Service ...
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Suggestions For IT Staff Delegation

looking for some suggestions or tips on how to setup our IT admins with delegation and server access. I started at a new organization and saw that every IT staff member is a domain admin. Looks like ...
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Where does Credential Manager store credentials on the file system?

I want to clear a users stored credentials on a remote machine. Without having to have the user login and open the Cred manager GUI or run CMDKEY with them logged in. Is there a place on the file ...
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Log file in Topbeat

I am new to Elasticsearch and Topbeat tools. When I start the topbeat service and look through my browser by typing localhost:9200/topbeat-*/_search?pretty, I get data about my system. But I want ...
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Configure Windows 10 and tranfer image to another computer

I need to install and configure Windows 10 on my customer's computer, but I will not have much time, so I want to prepare configured Windows with applications installed and only extract image into ...
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Setting the system date to a day in the past on Windows 2012

I have an business application that uses the system date for all of it's date processing. We need to be able to fix the date to a particular date, and at midnight, reset the date back to this fixed ...
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Getting NIC speed from Powershell on Win2008 R2 Server

I am trying to get the NIC speed via Powershell on some of my servers. For my lab server I know there is a 1GB NIC in there. However, when I do this via Powershell I get the below weird number: ...
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Standard user login to Bitvise SSH server not working

I have a Windows 2008 R2 box with Bitvise SSH Server 6.47 running. The Windows box is stand alone. It is not part of a domain. My issue is that Bitvise will not allow a "Standard user" to login via ...
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Setting up headless windows NVIDIA machines

We have some headless Windows 7 machines in a datacenter. We use them to run unattended tests of a 3d graphics application (similar to a game). We have trouble running the machines at 4k resolution ...
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Is PSPING Capped when running a Custom Windows Shell?

My problem is that I am having slow network connection issues that only occur when my device boots to a custom shell in Windows. I am using Windows Embedded Standard 7. The network card is a 1 ...
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Secure Administration AD Domain

I have a project to securize my Active Directory infrastructure. To do that, one of my colleague told me about the possibility to create another AD domain in the forrest just for administration. That ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Features on Demand - role not actually being removed

This is for learning purposes: I'm running a Server r2 machine and I'm trying to remove feature WINS. I run uninstall-windowsfeature WINS -restart -remove, I then restart, and then run ...
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JSON Parse Error in Windows Sensu Client Powershell Setup Script - unexpected character at line 1, column 1

I am creating a install script for Sensu on Windows and am getting this error upon starting the service: { "timestamp": "2016-04-14T23:05:45.043371+0100", "level": "warn", "message": "config ...
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How do you reset the default “IP Security Policies on Active Directory” back to their factory settings?

How do you reset the default "IP Security Policies on Active Directory" back to their factory settings?
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Is using the “IP Security Policies on Active Directory” settings in Group Policy a best practice?

Is using the "IP Security Policies on Active Directory" settings in Group Policy a best practice? I recently created a new GPO and assigned the "Server (Request Security)" policy. Almost instantly I ...
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How to determine sysprep status

I have a requirement to be able to determine how far Windows is through a sysprep sequence. After running sysprep /generalize we are creating an image of the OS which is then being used to create ...
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i have 10 million users web site hosting how can i deploy? [duplicate]

I have a 10 Million users website and they are expexed to access the website at the same time what the best hosting provider can i take? and i will be a VBS or dedicated server? I need it to be ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Features on Demand issue with powershell - Pulling roles/features from remote share

This is for learning/lab purposes. -Two 2012 R2 servers. Server 1 is Standard GUI and server 2 is Server core. -Server 1 is updated, Server 2 is not updated at all with any windows updates -Workgroup ...
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WMI Remote “Access Denied”

I can no longer remote access WMI on anything in my environment (10/8.1/XP/7 workstations). Here some specifics: 1) I am a Domain Admin and "MRT" is my user and password "mmmmn". 2) Since this ...
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How to Uninstall Shibbolet 2.5 from Windows

I'm attempting to uninstall shibboleth-sp-2.5.6.0-win64.msi from my Window 10 (same problem on Windows Server 2012). It gets stuck with the message "Please wait while the Setup Wizard removes ...
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Browser autostarts when ethernet is connected. How? [migrated]

I plugged my Windows 10 laptop into a router from our new isp. We only got the fibre, no services set up yet (The fibre can carry phones, tv and internet) Immediately when I plugged the cable in, the ...
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Script to unlock and lock monitoring screens remotely

We have several Windows 7 machines that are used for monitoring screens on the wall (one machine per monitor). We have to log these in every morning and lock them over night. This is a tedious ...
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Extracting GPO through Commandline/Powershell

Im writing a script through powershell and i would like to extract the whole local policies. I understand that secedit will exttract the Account policies only, and the only way to do this is via going ...
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SSD Server with trim enabled

I have a Windows Server (but I think this problem may apply to any UNIX server too) running using SSD. I have Kingston UV300 SSD and they allow TRIM. I also checked and my Windows is running with TRIM ...
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Can't log in to the DC remotely as Admin

I need some assistance ASAP my old IT Manager who got fire mess up our DC. Now I can' login to DC remotely as Administrator. Non of the 5 Windows servers that I have. This is the error message " To ...
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Cannot set DSCP on Windows 10 Pro via group policy

Setting 'policy based QoS' on Windows 10 does not apply the DSCP value to outgoing traffic. I want to be able to set the value of DSCP traffic for certain processes. Using gpedit.msc group policy ...
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windows 2012 r2 guest OS cluster in SUSE KVM environment steps

We are trying to configure the windows 2012 R2 guest OS cluster in SUSE KVM environment we are getting message no disk were found on which server we need to perform cluster validation test. As we ...
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Running Internet Explorer 11 32 and 64 bit simultaneously in Windows 7

I have a web application whose developers says should only be used with IE11 in 64 bit mode due to large memory footprint. I have other web applications/plugins which are untested/incompatible with ...
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Centralize the update of Internet Root Certificates

I would like the client machines in my organization to update the Root Certificates from a centralized location INSIDE the organization. This used to work with WSUS, but Microsoft left this way aside ...
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windows event log forwarding permission

I am trying to set up an event log collector server in a Domain. I flowed the steps described here: http://zenshaze.com/wp/?p=57 I have added the NETWORK SERVICE to the Event Log Readers group to ...
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Best Practices for AD DS Backup and Recovery?

So Microsoft claims that "you cannot use a network shared folder as a backup target for a system state backup", but I've seen plenty of posts where people indicate that they are able to do this from a ...
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Windows 7 Outbound PPTP Connections

I have various locations that I connect to using Windows 7 PPTP outbound connections. I'm able to make any 2 connections, but the third connection fails. I was wondering if anyone knew of a registry ...
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windows can't find ADDC

so my problem is this I have 3 servers: Server A: running ubuntu 14.04 with openldap and samba Server B: running ubuntu 14.04 with bind9 and dhcp (dns server) Server C: client windows 2008 Server ...
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Windows 10 RDP Connection doesn't show credentials dialog

I can't seem to find anything about this anywhere. I'm using Windows 10 (not Insider Preview), and have the latest updates. Whenever I attempt to remotely connect to any server using RDP, I see the ...
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Windows event log export - how to get general description?

I am exporting windows Application event logs to XML from one of my servers for offline analysis. I am able to do this...but when I do, I lose the "General" description information. Here is an example ...
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Cannot upgrade windows server 2012 core to GUI

Before I start I want to apologize if my english isn't 100% correct since it's not my main language.| So, here is my problem: I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server with the GUI removed. Including ...
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Windows 2012: Managing Local Users with a Domain Admin Account

I have two machines with Windows 2012 r2. In one, under Computer Management->System Tools I see a "Local Users and Groups" submenu. In the other, I do not see it. How can two different machines in the ...
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Windows Server 2012 Local Master User

I have a local user on my Windows 2012 machine called "Master". The description of this user is "Built-in account for administering the computer/domain". I haven't found any information about this ...
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This task requires that the user account specified has Log on as batch job rights

I have created a basic task under our windows server 2008 r2 Task Scheduler.but when I try saving the task I got the following error:- This task requires that the user account specified has Log on as ...
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Windows network teaming failover email notification

I'm wondering if it's possible to configure Windows Server network adapter teaming to send alert email to administrators in case of failover. Does this function exists builtin ? Or do we need any ...
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Preventing system clock from auto-updating in Windows Server 2012

I'm working on a project right now where as part of testing I have to move the system clock to far-off future dates. There are two servers involved in the project: an app server and a database server. ...
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Sluggish performance on NTFS drive with large number of files

I am looking at this setup: Windows Server 2012 1 TB NTFS drive, 4 KB clusters, ~90% full ~10M files stored in 10,000 folders = ~1,000 files/folder Files mostly quite small < 50 KB Virtual drive ...
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What is the equivalent of a windows active directory user in Openldap?

If I want to maintain a sync between active directory users with unix attributes enabled, and openldap, what would be the user's type that I have to create in openldap? I could see that a user in ...
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Better way to view windows certs than MMC?

I'm trying to view the windows certs on my box but the UI for certmgr and MMC is terrible. Specifically, I'd like a quick way to view and compare thumbprints and friendly names. Does anyone know a ...
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Windows Server Group Policy: Install Software - Activations?

When leveraging User Configuration -> Policies -> Software Settings -> Software Installation to publish particular packages for domain users to install at their own will, how can one handle software ...
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External trusted domain not listed in locations

We have setup a one way external domain trust between domain1 (outbound) and domain2 (inbound). Conditional forwarders are present in both DCs routing to the other domain's DC IP address. The trust ...
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Windows Implicit Deny Permissions

Is there any way to setup implicit deny for windows folder permissions? I would like to setup our accounting folders to only be accessed by the administrators group and the accounting group, and be ...
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Applications locking up when printing to a print server

I have a few printers set up on a print server. When some of my users try to print, the first print job seems to go through fine. After that, trying to send another print job to a printer completely ...
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How to deal with VHD for database storage in a multi VM setup in Azure

I've learned that to have the most available Windows Azure VM setup it's best to create availability sets. My setup would be to have an availability-set for 2 web-VM's and a set for 2-sql-VM's The ...
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HyperV host Gen 1 freeze loading boot image of winpe 10 after PXE

What can be the issue with Hyper-V host that freeze loading the boot image of WinPE 10 after PXE? WinPE would be just stuck at the windows logo and stays there forever. This situation happens only ...