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“MMC cannot create the snap in ”

I have Windows SBS 2008 R2, and when I try to open console manager or event viewer I get the message MMC cannot create the snap in. How do I fix this?
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linking a local windows git repository to the aws linux git server

I want to create a git server on my aws linux server so that whenever I want to update my website in the public_html I dont have to manually transfer files to the server, I want to make use of git, ...
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How do I fix a non-starting “Microsoft Key Distribution Service”? (not to be confused with Kerberos KDS)

The Microsoft Key Distribution Service is not starting on my DC (kdssvc.dll) and when I look at the event log under Microsoft\Kdssvc, I see the events: Event ID 4001 Group Key Distribution ...
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Black screen during remote assistance (MSRA.EXE)

I've tried: Disabling UAC Every bandwidth optimization option Unchecking all boxes in the Performance Options:Visual Effects tab But still, every time, all they see is a black screen with my mouse ...
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Slow Initial RDP Connection to Windows 10

Since upgrading a machine from Windows 8.1 Professional to Windows 10 Professional (workgroup, no domain membership), I've been experiencing a rather strange issue that I can't figure out. The initial ...
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Get Windows 2012 Essentials and Windows 98 to share files

I need to get Win98 and Win2012 Essentials working together - share files. We can't get rid of Win98, as we have specialized equipment connected to it (through special card), and newer windows ...
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How to pass raw Ansible params to Windows cmd without any encoding/decoding?

I'm trying to set permissions to some windows directory like this # ansible example.com -m raw -a 'icacls D:\somedir\ /grant "! ЗАО. Руководство":F' -vvvvv and get windows error about invalid ...
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Filter Services on Services.msc or Windows Services Console alternative

I'm trying to set a custom mmc for helpdesk accounts with a reduced set of our programs running as Windows Services so they can visually start/stop/manage them. Services.msc is not what I'm looking ...
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Can I use Chef for Desired State Configuration (DSC) of MSIs?

I am trying to figure out how to work with MSIs using Chef. What I would like is to have something where I can specify a product, version, and download link. Chef would then query the MSI database, ...
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Running apps on remote machine using current user credentials

I'm using enter-pssession to connect to a remote machine via Powershell. I then try to run an application via this connection on the remote machine. However, when I do this, it believes the user is ...
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mounting subdirectory with mount.cifs gives permission denied, but gvfs works

On a windows file share we have a user "drone" who is given read write permissions to ONLY access a subfolder "child": /SHARE/parent/child But is not given read/write access to "parent" (however is ...
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What is wrong with my logstash configuration?

Background I have two types of log files: output from an ETL process, and then output from a downstream processor. We call these "ETL" and "Processor" logs. The ETL logs are in their own folder ...
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DCOM Security Settings not exported with secedit

I've got a problem with exporting the DCOM-settings. I call secedit /export /cfg C:\UserAccess\config.txt This should export the COM and DCOM settings. But I don't get all of the settings. For ...
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Group Policy Application Install Windows 10

When trying to install a program from group policy on Windows 10 I am receiving an error in event viewer. "The assignment of application failed. The error was: %%65" I have found similar posts ...
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Importing 'Devices and Printers' from one server to another

I have a windows server 2003 that is in the process of getting replaced. It has a long list of printers connected; I'm looking for some method of 'importing' the printers from the 2003 to my new ...
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Windows equivalent of Linux vmstat pswpin and pgfault?

Is there a way to query Windows for the total number of pages swaped in / out and total amount of page faults? (values found in /proc/vmstat on Linux) I could only find ...
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Issue with executing net use command through telnet session

When executing net use command for mapping cifs share to windows drive. The drive is available only for that telnet session. But when i am doing it manually the drive is available permanent. ...
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Microsoft Message Analyzer and Windows Advanced Firewall ipsec tunnel packet sniffing

I am trying to view connections or attempted connections in windows advanced firewall. I have tried using the Windows Firewall Service provider however the trace does not return anything. Any ideas?
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Allow Execution, Deny Interactive login by GPO

Problem: Accounts to log into work stations are locked down tightly and unable to run nessesary applications on windows 7 stations. Saving an admin accounts credentials to elevate access is currently ...
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Proxy PAC not working

I have an insanely simple proxy pac file i'm trying to get working.. it looks like this: function FindProxyForURL(url, host) { return "PROXY 66.232.xxx.xxx:808"; } FYI, I xxx'd out the IP to ...
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TeamCity Connection Timeout

I set up a TeamCity server yesterday, and it was working fine until this morning when I restarted it. I didn't change any settings anywhere, but I keep getting this message in the teamcity-agent log ...
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VMware View 6.0 Windows 7 Lock Screen

I'm running VMware View 6.0.1 with Automated Windows 7 X64 Pools. Domain/AD-Level: Windows Server 2012. My Problem is that after about 15 Minutes inactivity Windows 7 will lock the Workstation (Press ...
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What is the resolved default location mongod.exe looks for the configuration in?

Trying to do a minimal configuration of mongod, and I would like to use the 'natural' pathing structure for the location of the config file. To give an example on what I am looking for, here are the ...
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IPsec Security Associations prevail even after IPsec tunnel is down

I am working on a script that can detect if existing IPsec tunnels on a system have gone down. From my observations, I have seen that it can take any where between 1 second to 8 minutes for this to be ...
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Certain GPO settings are not taking effect on Clients

I've been trying to deploy a printer with Print Management on Server 2012 however it never appears on any of the clients after deployment. And this is not only the case with printers, the same thing ...
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404 Not Found. File exists (mounted)

First off, I will update this post with any information you may need, but since I have no idea where to begin, I will try to summarize the issue. Please just ask if you want to see something. I'm ...
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create tunnel in order to access https via port 443

I have win machine that connected to Linux server 192.9.100.10 And Linux server has connectivity to the IBM blade center management GUI - 192.9.100.200 From my WIN machine I not have connectivity to ...
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Windows DHCP Clients Randomly Revert To Old DNS Servers

In this one network I have, I am moving from a linux infrastructure to a Windows infrastructure. This has been a staged process. Originally there was no Windows infrastructure. DNS, NIS, and DHCP ...
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Issues with Powershell Remoting

I'm configuring a new network and i need to enable Powershell Remoting. I'm in an Active Directory Domain and all my Clients are connected to the Domain. I'm able to run remote commands (Get-Process ...
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MongoDB fsyncUnlock won't unlock occasionally on Windows

We have a MongoDB replica set installed on Windows servers, with a scheduled backup job. MongoDB is configured to use journaling. The job runs db.fsyncLock() via script on MongoDB (primary server), ...
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External Access to Internal Network and Websites — Microsoft Networks

I need to be able to expose a set of "internal" web sites to Internet users somehow. Please bear with me as network engineering isn't my forte. I'd appreciate any insight or suggestions to this task. ...
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Run program at Windows 7 boot without user logging in

It's very unclear from the documentation I've found - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa376977(v=vs.85).aspx for instance whether ...
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Windows NFS Share: Allow Linux uids

I have a couple of NFS shares set up on my Windows Server 2012 box, but they only allow Linux users with uid 0 to access them (aka the root user). How and where do I specify that I, for example, want ...
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Windows 2012R2 move folders users, ProgramData, ProgramFiles to the D

We would like to place the folders “Users”, “ProgramData”, “Program Files” and “Program Files (x86)” on the D drive for a non AD integrated server. We have already tried many options however have yet ...
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VNC file transfer via command line

I have a lot of PCs accessible via VNC over VPN. They all have TightVNC server installed. Using this is the only possible way for file transfer, due to restrictions of the VPN network. Right now, I ...
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IIS 7.5 - Windows Authetication FQDN

Currently, I have to implement an auto login function for my mediawiki and I have enabled windows authentication on my IIS 7.5. It is working on localhost without any prompt. However, when I tried ...
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How to use Local Group Policy on Windows 7 to allow or block URL’s for chrome and firefox?

I am a regular user not system admin. I need the help to use local group policy to allow to open one domain. For example, www.xxxx.com to open on the chrome or firefox (third-party browser), and make ...
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How do you add new custom attributetypes to existing objectclasses in LDAP

How the heck do we add new attributes to existing object? For example, I have a custom LDAP objectclass: m-oid=1.1.1.1.1.1... m-must: uid m-may: role m-may: cn m-may: sn Then I added some ...
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SNMP (Windows and Linux) update intervall

I'm writing an application in c# using snmpsharpnet to read information like cpu load, processes cpu and memory usage and so on. I notice that the values that the snmp bulk return are always the same ...
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WSUS - explanation for why some WSUS-based updates fail but no failures when using Microsofts update

The issue is a little hard to accurate articulate in the title. Background: I'm setting up a WSUS hierarchy for a client (but starting with one server first). There are thousands of updates to ...
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Windows Server 2012 unattended upgrade

I am new to using windows server software and at the moment we are using windows server 2008 R2 datacenter. We want to upgrade to server 2012. How can we perform a unattended upgrade on the windows ...
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From Http to Https NodeJS Websockets on Apache Server

Here is my problem. I have a virtual machine, on windows, the Apache server (2.4) is installed on it. The vm is on the network, so that other people can reach it directly on http://192.168.100.22 ...
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PHP remote network location not appearing

I'm having some difficulty getting PHP (or more specifically, Python via PHP) to recognize an important network location. I'm trying to make a simple website which will allow users to easily execute ...
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MSSQL application failing to connect to database server

We run a very old application that connects to an MS SQL server 2008 database using the SQL server native client 10. Sometimes if there has been a power failure with the server the clients will stop ...
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Windows Advanced Security Settings with absent users

When trying to set permissions on files or folders, the "Select Users or Groups" window opened any security window (eg: "Advanced Security Settings") always fails to find, and let me add, a known ...
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Why are Windows XP and 7 qemu/kvm guests not recognizing updates to a local Samba share?

I develop cross-platform software and test the Windows ports with wine, Windows XP, and Windows 7, the latter two tested using qemu with KVM. I also have several versions of OS X and Debian Wheezy as ...
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Integrated Auth working randomly with ADFS server

We have a working ADFS server that is allowing some users to authenticate to a SP through WIA, but some folks are being directed to the ADFS login page for the RPT. Users can then log in there and ...
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unattend file not working with any language pack

We have a fully automated system (custom built and not via MDT or anything like that). Anyway, its been working fine for years and now a requirement has ocme in to add some language packs...but, when ...
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makecert.exe incorrectly reports duplicate certificates when using -is flag

I created a self-signed certificate that I then loaded into the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder. This certificate acts as a trusted root for websites on my workstation. I am using ...
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Create and Manage Windows NFS Shares for Linux Clients with AD Authentication

I have a Windows file server that I would like to create NFS shares on. These shares need to be accessible by both Windows 7 domain clients and Linux clients (Red Hat 5 & 6) using Samba/Winbind ...