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Win 8.1 WDS deployment - Computer DNS Name Incorrect after image process

I imaged a computer using WDS services. We have created an ImageUnattend file to answer all the necessary info. The Image process finishes, the computer has joined our domain "KATYISD.ORG". I can ...
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Best practices for time syncing a WS2012R2 domain controller that is a Hyper-V virtual machine?

What are generally the best practices for keeping time in a WS2012R2 domain controller? Right now I have left it as installation and honestly, there is no problem ("If it aint broke, don't fix it") ...
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Windows: serveraid m5000 raid status

I have 4 ibm x3650 m3 servers with ServeRAID-M5000 and windows 2012 r2 onboard. I'm using check_mk plugin to monitor controller, which runs megacli.exe -LDInfo -Lall -aALL -NoLog which returns No ...
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Is there a way to get Project Spartan on Windows 10 via offline update? [closed]

As the title states, I'm trying to get the latest build for Windows 10 technical preview so I can evaluate our internal web sites with Spartan. Apparently the latest build (10049) is not available as ...
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Windows: application has rights to folder to which user that run it does not

I am developing desktop application for Windows and I was wondering if it is possible to configure folder permissions in such way that following scenario would work: Non-admin user runs my ...
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How to Redirect URL Page to another URL

Good Day, When a user enters http://test.com on the browser I would like him redirected to my site published on our server. I already knew that I can change it in the hosts file of devices connected ...
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Replace external Bind DNS with Windows DNS without downtime

Scenario: Were adding a 2nd link from our ISP to our network. We newly acquired our own IP block from RIPE In the same stride, we plan to replace our external BIND DNS servers with windows DNS ...
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Is it possible to access 64 bit machine from 32 bit machine? [closed]

Is it possible to access and work on 64 bit windows/linux machine from 32 bit windows machine?
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Access denied when installing software from network storage on domain computer

When attempting to install software (from network storage) on a domain joined computer two prompts show up asking for user credential. One is asking for Administrator account to install software and ...
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Managing power options

For various reasons, we want our clients' computers to not sleep when on AC. We have been running the following script with moderate success: powercfg /change standby-timeout-ac 0 However, the ...
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MySQL ODBC DSN ignoring IP address of server - Windows 7

I'm trying to create an ODBC connection to a MySQL server on my network. I can create the DSN but when I click test I get an error (HY000) Access denied for user user@localhost despite the fact that I ...
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localhost as computer name

When you set up Windows it requires a computer name, something like Steven-PC. This is the equivalent to hostname on Linux. I noticed that Fedora Linux uses localhost as the default hostname. Would ...
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Installing Elastic Search 1.5 on Server 2012 R2

On the ELK stack I am getting stuck on the ES Installation page. It's pretty much stuck here: [2015-04-06 15:30:21,240][INFO ][node ] [Khoryphos ] started Pretty much doesn't move after.
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CIFS mount: Linux read permission denied unless Mac file is created in shared folder

I apologize for the complicated description of this problem. I have a CentOS 7 machine that mounts a shared folder (CIFS) from a Windows server. The same folder is mounted by various Windows 7 ...
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Can't find the IP address of external DNS server [closed]

I have installed 2012 R2 and Active Directory. As part of this DNS was installed and is working as expected. My question is where to find the IP address of the external DNS server I'm using. I ...
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Allow domain users to modify local printer settings Windows 7 via Group Policy

I've been scouring the internet for days and thus far have had zero luck in finding a solution. Short Version: I need to allow users to modify their locally installed printers. Specifically, they ...
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Why Failover instead of Load Balancing for HA

From my understanding with failover clustering, only one machine is actually working, which means the other one(s) are sitting idle. So why would one use failover clustering instead of using a load ...
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Name a Custom View with eventvwr

In Windows, environment from my c# application, I'm launching eventvwr from my app no different then calling it from command prompt. I'm calling eventvwr with a query so I am getting a custom view. ...
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Ldap Active directory checking (and securely storing it) user provided password [closed]

Hey all I am needing to know if it is possible to check a users typed in password against the AD to make sire it's the correct password? Reason being is that once they log in I need to use their user ...
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Monitoring Windows 2003 Server scheduled task running time

I've been trying to find solution/script to monitor Windows Server 2003 scheduled task running time. I can list details of the tasks via cmd: schtasks /query /fo LIST /v Is it possible to create ...
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Mock proxy server on local (With fiddler and windows firewall)

My clients are using a proxy server on their corporation,and I want to set up dev environment for testing development related to proxy issues. So, I want to set up a proxy server which blocks all ...
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Access 'Response Time (ms)' windows disk counter from powershell

In perfmon there is a 'Response Time (ms)' column on disk tab. It shows response time by process. How can I get this value in powershell? I didn't find any solution in the internet. WMI serves just ...
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Windows 2012 R2 domain with 2 members. Users lose priviledges to network files they edit

The windows 2012 DC has user folder and when mapped by IP, everything works. IF mapped by name, the user open a file and as soon as they save the file, the file disappears. When I login with admin ...
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Excel cannot see Windows mapped drive when running under a service

I have an application that runs as a service. This application allows the user to connect and starts a subprocess under the user's windows account. In other words, mydomain\john connects to the ...
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Prevent authentication from specific machines [duplicate]

I have two domains PRIMARY and DEV. These both contain matching service accounts for various applications. PRIMARY also contains user accounts We have a one way trust relationship such that DEV ...
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Windows Security Options over RDP in Server 2012+

In Server 2008 R2 and below, there was a "Windows Security" option in the Start Menu to access the "Ctrl+Alt"Delete" options without pressing Ctrl+Alt+End. I always found that useful since I often RDP ...
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redirect traffic from 127.0.0.1:5003 to external interface

I have an application that exposes Web Services on the loopback address 127.0.0.1:5003 so they are only available to the localhost. Is it possible to redirect traffic from there to the external ...
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Protecting AD object from being accidentally disabled?

If I set a "Deny" type permission to the "Everyone" well-known principal, in the "Write userAccountControl" property of an AD Object, like a User, it works kind of the same as the "Protect the object ...
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VBS won't execute with elevated permissions via script

I'm having an issue with running a VBS via scheduler unattended. I've been banging my head against a wall for the last week trying off and on to get this to work. I work for an MSP so we have ...
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How to hide running logon scripts from users (.vbs) without using a wrapper script?

I have a GPO (configured with loopback replace) that runs a logon script (.vbs) and linked it to an OU containing a W2012R2 RDS host. I have made these (question related) changes to the policy: ...
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Windows translate external IPv6 to localhost IPv4

I have a machine running Windows server 2012, whose external IPv6 address is "2a01:4f8:190:7449::4". Let's assume it has no external IPv4 address, so the v6 address is the only way of accessing it ...
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Disabled CPU C-States in BIOS doesn't take any effect

Server: IBM System x3550 m3 Performance States: Disabled Power C-States: Disabled C1 Enhanced Mode: Disabled OS: Windows 2012 Power plan: High performance I have already disabled any C-States ...
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WAMP server not running [duplicate]

So I've had a bunch of nasty Trojans removed from my machine, But WAMP decided to stop working imidietly after the removal. apache error log shows this : [Sat Mar 28 02:18:05.527760 2015] ...
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“Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power” - Windows vNIC

Here's an interesting one I haven't seen on ServerFault I'd like to "discuss" based on our rule regarding a Good Subjective question. I have a ton of Windows 2008/2012 VMs in my environment running ...
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Windows Server 2012 Certificate Stores not updating

According to Microsoft, Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.1 automatically update Digital Certificates. Microsoft Security Advisory 3050995 https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/3050995 says ...
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running GUI application in the background

I was asking if it's possible start windows applications in the background and fully automate them (simulate mouse clicks and key strokes) but none of these should be seen, actually I want to display ...
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How can I move computer groups in WSUS?

I have some computer groups in WSUS: All Computers Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group A And I want some of the groups to be a subgroup of a group. For example All Computers Group ...
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add a web location as a mapped network drive using a script

I am wondering is it possible to add a web location as a mapped network drive using VBScript or PowerShell? I know it is possible to create a URL shortcut on the desktop using usersDesktop = ...
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Connect to encrypted Windows 2012 samba share on Linux

I have a Windows 2012 samba share set up. When I right click on the share, go to properties, then settings, I have the box checked marked "Encrypt data access" When this box is checked, I cannot ...
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Hyper V host not showing in dhcp server client table, but guest is

So I've got Hyper V running on windows 8.1. I configured an external virtual switch which uses my wifi physical card. So I get a virtual adapter that gets its ip from my dhcp server (e3000 router). ...
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Is it necessary to purchase an OID for ADCS?

I am interested in utilizing ADCS to generate trusted certificates for internal web applications. However, from my readings it appears that I need to purchase an OID, which looks pretty expensive. Is ...
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How do you manually trigger the first sync for 'Internet Time' in Windows?

When launching a Windows Instance on AWS I'd like to trigger the "Internet Time" to be updated via the command line (powershell or cmd). If I go to "Adjust date/time" and select the "Internet Time" ...
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www record on DNS

On Windows Server 2008 R2, I would need to perform some redirects. For example, the websites www.a.com and www.b.com should redirect to c.com. I have been asked to configure an A record for www on ...
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20Mbps WAN limited to 10Mbps over IPSec Tunnel

We recently upgraded a remote site from a 10/10Mbps fibre to a 20/20Mbps fibre link (it is fibre to the basement, then VDSL from the basement to the office, roughly 30 meters). There are regular large ...
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reg query inside unknown keystring

Is there a way to reg query into an unknown keystring? What I mean by this is if I do reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\ the entries will ...
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Windows network folder directory list inconsistent when viewed from two different client machines

I am on a corporate network using Windows. There is a network share provided by a NetApp appliance. When I log on to two different machines and view the network drive, I see inconsistent directory ...
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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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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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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 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.