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rdesktop to a ec2 instance: why does not -s work?

I'm trying to connect to a windows ec2 instance and execute a script from linux shell. I'm able to start an rdp session with rdesktop (windows desktop opens on my pc), but no matter what command I try ...
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The requested operation requires elevation

We have about 15 PCs on our network. I can make changes to all the PCs except one. I keep getting the message "The requested operation requires elevation". When I try to run a program as an admin, ...
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Cygwin startup error /usr/bin/id: cannot find name for group ID

I use cygwin at work to get quick access to unix tools and as an ssh terminal. I recently installed some new Cygwin packages and now when I try and open a terminal it is very slow and gives the ...
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Automatically map mobile devices to drive letter? [migrated]

Evening community. I'm in the process of developing a windows based application which heavily revolves around mobiles being connected to a machine via USB, Currently. The communication between ...
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System State restore procedure review

I want to review if there are any additional recommendations or unnecessary steps for restoring to dissimilar physical hardware running Windows Server 2008 R2 or above or any holes in the below ...
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Linux Authentication with Windows 2012R2 Server (Deprecated IMU role)

I've been looking around the web trying to find a way to authenticate users on Linux with a Domain User account on a Windows 2012R2 Server. The way I've done this in the past is using the "Identity ...
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Powershell: invoke-expression with “find”-command

I need to call DISM.exe via its absolute path which changes dependent on system architecture. Therefore, I store the filepath of dism.exe in a variable and then proceed to execute the wntire command ...
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ServerManager.OpenRemote error 80040154 CLSID {2b72133b-3f5b-4602-8952-803546ce3344} in ASP.NET MVC 4

I have a console app, which is using Microsoft.Web.Administration to remotely manage IIS on remote server (I used this ...
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Windows 7: Different window styles for applications launched as different users

Every user has a domain account without administrative privileges as well as a local account with local administrator privileges. Some users also have access to additional accounts (e.g. a version ...
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Demoting a server in a domain with Windows 2012 and 2008 servers

We have a domain with more DC's than necessary. Each server added to domain has become a DC. We would like to demote a few servers. For lack of a better word our main server is a Windows 2012 R2 ...
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Change Server 2012 R2 domain name in network section

In the network section of a Windows Server 2012 R2 displays the name of the domain as domain 2. For example: "mydomain.net 2". Ive seen similar problems with wireless profiles and that can be resolved ...
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How to use relative path with CorrectFilePaths?

I would like to use relative path with a compatibility shim using CorrectFilePaths because i'm unable to know in advance where the software will be installed, the source directory will always be to a ...
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Reset Admin Pass - Domain Controller Gone

I am not a Microsoft person and I need to maintain some old servers. The Domain Controller was removed from the network a while back and a Windows Server 2008 R2 is running a very important database. ...
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Modify the Windows failed logon message

Is there a way to modify the message that the user sees following the entry of an insecure password, whilst changing/resetting their password, on Windows 7 / 2008 Server machines? Basically, the ...
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Deploying Server 2012 with DNS role using WDS and answer file

I want to deploy an image using WDS on Server 2012. I will be using an answer file for unattended installation with little touch as possible. My answer file works great but I can't get the auto-logon ...
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How can I recover deleted files in Windows 8? [migrated]

I deleted a few hundred files using del /S. My backup failed, and I need to recover as many of these as possible - preferably without taking the hard drive out and using another machine. The ...
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Windows server - multiple users, same process, folder and files?

Is there a way to set two users to be able to see and manage the same running process on Windows Server 2012 R2? The problem is that there is an administrator account where one server is running, but ...
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proxy autoconfiguration: windows does not download wpad.pac file

I am trying to configure my dhcp server on Debian Wheezy to reply to DHCP INFORM and send a url where my Windows client may download the wpad.dat file. Here is the configuration file: option ...
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Windows 7 not saving settings

I am using Windows Server 2008 and I created a Windows 7 user. I have installed all software on my Windows 7 computer, but when I restart Windows 7 it reverts to its previous state without saving my ...
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Syntax Error while adding TrustedHosts

I have a machine that has Windows Server 2012 R2 installed on it. I just installed RSAT on my ThinkPad Tablet which runs Windows 8.1. I'm trying to add my server in the client's trusted host list with ...
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Particuler website is not being opened in IE [migrated]

I have been facing an issue in IE as it's not opening particular website. It's return with error "internet explorer cannot diskplay the webpage". However, I'm able to open that website in firefox and ...
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DNS servers trying to send data to google+ - google DNS

I was looking through my watchguard traffic today and noticed a lot of traffic going from my two local DNS servers to "Google-Plus". I'm assuming watchguard has that labeled incorrect as the IP ...
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Recommended DHCP and DNS setup

I've been tasked with sorting out my office network. Presently there is no internal host name resolution. Presently the DHCP server is on a Cisco security device and we are using an external ...
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Is it possible/practical to use a Linux server to authenticate Windows devices?

I am from a small primary school and we are currently looking into getting a server purely for authentication. I do not want to push software to the devices or anything like that. I simply want to ...
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How to avoid VHD detaching on network outage

I have VHD hosted in AWS attached to local servers as a backup destination. Problem is every 3-4 days network connectivity to the host drop intermittently and the VHD is detached, it needs to be ...
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Remote Web Access Resources

I have a client who has been using the Remote Web Access in SBS 2011. They had access to each of their domain PC's that were on the same network after logging into the RD Gateway. I'm trying to ...
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Windows DHCP client only using one DNS server?

I have a PC running Windows 7 professional. It is a DHCP client. The DHCP server is sending it two DNS servers. This has been verified with packet captures. However, after running ipconfig /release ...
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Retention of emails outside of Outlook

If a user drags an email from Outlook to their desktop or into a Word document, does it become an independent object, or is it still "linked" back to Outlook/Exchange somehow? The professional context ...
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Turning on one PC causes another PC to boot up also

When a particular user logs into her Windows 7 PC (PC A) on my LAN, another Windows 7 PC (PC B) will turn on, if it isn’t turned on already. The one thing these two PCs have in common is that PC B ...
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Windows BATCH command to remove Line Break from the Text File

I need to remove the line break from the text. e.g: C1-FWCISC02 Node This host: Secondary - Standby Ready Other host: Primary - Active And I want to be like this: C1-FWCISC02 Node This ...
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Hold printing jobs on Windows Server until a user confirms the job

When sharing a printer using Windows 7 or Windows Server (2008+), is there any way to hold the print job until a user walks up to the print server and confirms their print job in the queue? If there ...
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Windows 2008 Web Enrollment Fails The RPC server is unavailable. 0x800706ba (WIN32: 1722)

I am setting up an RA and a Subordinate CA who is also an AD. I can issue certs through certutil and the mmc snap-in with no problem. But when I try using Web Enrollment in the RA, it fails saying ...
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how to set “Accrept snmp packets from these hosts” with IPv6 address

As I understood SNMP service on windows vista and above supports IPv6. I would like to set the accepted hosts with IPv6 address, how is it done? Using the SNMP service configuration of windows there ...
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Icacls works from command line, not from batch file

The OS is Windows server 2012. I am trying to use command icacls C:\folder\targetfile /grant domain\usergroup:(rx) to give permissions on certain file. The command works when executed on command ...
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SCCM2012 app install reports success but content doesn't arrive

I'm trying to deploy a custom background into %windir%\system32\oobe\info\background\backgroundDefault.jpg and have created bat, ps1 files in both Applications and Packages to try and deliver the ...
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Server 2012 R2 Essentials Dashbaord won't start on client

I want to restore some files of my PC but the dashboard won't start on my Windows 8.1 client. There is only a "loading" screen and after some seconds the window disappear and nothing happen. The ...
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test-kitchen with Windows guest converging fails with WinRMAuthorizationError

I'm trying to get test-kitchen working with a guest Windows VM. I've followed a lot of Matt Wrock's excellent blog posts. I've set up a working Windows Vagrant box, used the right test-kitchen and ...
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Munin Windows Sum Stack graph

I am trying to stack multiple graph in one with munin. The idea is to stack all the web servers CPU graph into one graph. Munin configuration source graph: [WEB1.virtualservers] address ...
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recover IPSec VPN preshared key

So I have set up L2TP VPN connection which uses preshared key. I remember both login and password but not preshared key. Is there any way in Windows XP/7 to recover it?
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Administrative Tools Access Denied - Server 2012 R2

A newly built server 2012 R2 domain controller with the latest Windows updates. When I login with my domain admin account I get access denied if I try to access any of the Administrative tools. If I ...
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PHP & MySQL config for IIS server under heavy load

I am running a PHP/MYSQL website on Windows Server 2012 using IIS 8. I had performance issues on my old server with the CPU spiking above 100% during peak times. So I've just upgraded my server to a ...
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Environment variable

I'm using setx to set a Environment variable. My command is setx -m PSR_NLC_FILE "%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Test Folder\" But when i check on my system is set to C:\Program Files (x86)\Test Folder" ...
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Authenticate client against specific Domain Controller

I am having an issue with an active directory account not running login scripts. The scripts run fine in one location and not in the other. Getting the following errors in the event logs: ...
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Prevent windows users from logging into, pinging, or browsing other workstations [closed]

Bluecoat security did an analysis of the Sony attack and says the following "This particular sample highlights the value of a network architecture where workstations cannot talk to each. While ...
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Batch file that kills a certain process

I am using the following script to kill a process in CLOSE_WAIT state that listens to a certain ip and to a certain port. FOR /F "tokens=5 delims= " %%I IN ( 'netstat -ano ^| find ...
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Can I permanently add to PATH in windows using batch?

Is it possible to permanently add c:/project/bin to PATH i windows using only batch?
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In an OpenVPN network, Windows clients cannot access the host and other clients

I have set up an OpenVPN network and I'd like to let every client in the network be able to connect to each other, ie. servers 10.8.0.1, 10.8.0.2 and 1.8.0.3 should be able to communicate over VPN and ...
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Win2012-R2: Routing and remote access services on EC2: Does not come up

I am new to RRAS on Win2012-R2. Doing my learning in an ec2 instance (the ultimate rollout will also be to an ec2 instance). Added the role, no errors, rebooted box, run mmc, and RRAS shows the ...
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PHP eat a lot of memory on IIS

I just transferred one site from Linux to windows and i`m getting strange fatal error messages. My Linux PHP had 256MB memory limit and never had single "out of memory" fatal error. Now on IIS i have ...
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How to measure CPU based on a threshold

We are tracking down the resource requirement for our production environment(windows). I need to find out the maximum CPU and memory utilization. I do understand that we can use the wmic command to ...