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Windows Dynamic DNS Update Sequence

I'm trying to get the Windows DDNS update sequence straight in my head. Here's what I think happens: Windows Client == DHCP Discover Windows DHCP Server == DHCP Offer Windows ...
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EFS file access problems

in my organization, i have a deadline to deploy EFS using AD CS, and i am working with a single windows server 2003 box, which is the Root CA, and is the same server responsible to certificate ...
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Character encoding of file names with autoindex at webserver on windows

I have set up a webserver on windows 8.1. Now i am having problems with the character encodings of links: There are directories and file names containing german umlauts (ä ö ü ß). The autoindex ...
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Install New Relic using SaltStack on Windows Minion

How can I install New Relic on my Windows minions via SaltStack without having to RDP into each Windows minion? I found some New Relic documentation for installing via the command-line on Windows, ...
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VPN, routing and bridging two networks together

I have a site which I can VPN into via a Cisco RV082 10/100 8 Port VPN router. The IP address subnet on the LAN is 192.168.3.0. One Windows machine on this network contains two network cards which ...
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Chef gem_package not using the binary path

I'm trying to install the gems "sensu_plugin" and "mixlib-shellout", on a windows server 2008r2, from a recipe. In this last one, I have the following code : %w{ sensu-plugin mixlib-shellout }.each ...
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Reconnect Windows Network Drive after network connection has been established

User uses a piece of software (simple database and front end app) that connects to a database stored on another workstation, by way of mapped drive. This mode of access is supported by the software ...
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adamsync.exe /sync is failing with “Naming Violation”

I am trying to synchronize my AD LDS instance (localhost:50006) with AD DS entries (basically trying to get user and computer accounts from AD DS so that I can use windows security principals in my ...
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Displaying the Linux Apache directory format on Windows

I've got a website hosted on Apache on Linux, and we need to migrate it to Apache on Windows. Unfortunately, we have utility programs which parse the directory listing Apache provides to explore the ...
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ASP.NET Webapp Works as Full Website, but not as Application

I have a fairly simple ASP.NET (targeting.NET 4.0) web app, which is used as a dynamic request form. I have tested this and it is working as a Web Site within IIS 7 running on Windows Server 2008 R2. ...
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Limiting users to logging onto Samba domain only from specific machines

I have Samba setup and running nicely as a primary domain controller with roaming profiles. Currently users can log on to the domain controller from any machine in the network. However, I want to ...
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Unable to git clone to disk mouted as SFTP drive

I'm under Win7 and trying to git clone rep to my Z: disk. Disk Z: is mouted via SFTP (connecting to local FreeBSD server) using SFTP Net Drive Free utility. When I'm trying to git clone to my local ...
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How can I block this traffic I see in wireshark?

I have an application running on my Amazon EC2 hosted windows Server-2012. The application listens for devices to connect to it on a number of ports. This application (known as s.exe) on occation ...
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Windows - user must change password on next logon: “current password” and “new password” boxes do not appear

I have a SBS2011 domain and Windows 7 laptops. I created a user on the domain, set a temporary password and ticked the box to force the user to change password at next logon. Sit at the user's desk ...
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Folder Redirection Creates New, Local Folder

We have folder redirection setup for an already existing infrastructure. When we turn on the redirection for clients that already have data they get redirected to the server but also get copied to a ...
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Strange behavior of Windows Server 2003 task scheduler

I've got a task, which runs fine while launching it with "Right click / Run" in the scheduler, but fails with a weird "SQL Server login fail" due to bad login while ran automatically at specified ...
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Intermittent, successful reads between .Net application on Windows 2008 to an Isilon over SMB2 taking 30 seconds

We have a .Net 2.0 application that reads files off an Isilon share using SMB2. Normally, we have sub-second performance. Between 0 and 2% of the requests, take 30 seconds. The problem appears to ...
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ARP Tables on Windows vs Linux

I noticed on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7 that IP multicast groups joined by a computer are recorded in the ARP table as static addresses automatically. However, the same ...
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Deleting a file over SAMBA, server is seeing 1MB/s upload

Server: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. Client: Win7 professional 64 bit. Creds: account on server. no domain, no kerberos. Samba config: stock. shares have very simple access retrictions like writeable on, ...
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Firewall rules between windows cluster

I have been given the task to define firewall rules between 2 Windows clusters. The first cluster hosts a clustered middleware application and the second cluster hosts SQL Server. The 2 clusters are ...
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Prevent user deleting directory junction

I have a setup where there's a directory junction in a network share which points at a directory outside of the share. No matter what permissions I set, the user is able to delete the junction ...
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Speed up Eclipse over X server

In my job we have tight security rules, so the development environment is all virtualized. Each developer has a workstation with Windows XP and Citrix Metaframe. From the Metaframe, the developer ...
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Resizing partition with DiskPart using desired and minimum options is unsuccessful

I have a few systems I want to shrink the primary (and only) partition to about half of the disk and then create a new partition in the newly available space. The disks are 500GB. I want to script it, ...
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Windows OpenVpn: client doesn't see another machines in network

I have configured OpenVPN server on windows server 2008 and client on windows 7. Connection between them is ok, there is a server default gateway in route table (192.168.0.1) but i can't see another ...
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SSL Handshake takes 10 seconds in LAN but not in WAN

Here is the structure we have, 3 servers in location A (172.22.25.X) and 3 servers in location B (192.168.140.X). One of the 3 servers in each location creates an SSL connection to the other 4 ...
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Access deny on Sharepoint 2010 's search service application

We have done migration from Sharepoint 2007 to 2010, configured its Search Service. After that the Search service found default web application setting that was created in first step of 2010 ...
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Why doesn't Windows Application Log include Exception Message?

I'm a developer visiting from the SO side. I figured this question pertained more here, though I'm not sure. What's happening is, I have a Windows Service application that starts a few threads. One ...
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Difference between “Security Configuration Manager” and “Security Configuration Wizard”

I want some clarifications about differences between SCW and SCM. strictly Speaking when I use SCM baseline for specific Server Role (domain controller, ftp server, ...), I get for example 200 gpo's ...
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Checking Statement of Health (NAP) info on Linux using Dhcp and Radius

I have a Linux DHCP server and windows clients. I want my DHCP server to assign an IP address from a network let's say 10.6.3.0/255.255.255.128 if the client has it's firewall enabled or an IP address ...
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FTP File Locked

We're having an issue that only started last week, where files on the FTP are being locked. The site is an asp site. The main asp file, as well as all files referenced as an include file on that file ...
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Windows User State Virtualization guide

Microsoft have a concept called User State Virtualization (USV) this is a solution based on redirecting some of the profile folders to a central server. For laptops it also means using offline files ...
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Configure IIS To Send “text/html” In Response for IE11

The updated version of Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1, IE11, has the following User Agent string as per this: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko Our website is ...
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Powershell Script Hard drive Inventory

I've created a script to get hard drive information from our servers. The script use WMI to query the Win32_LogicalDisk class and returns "Size (GB)", "Free Space (GB)" and "Free Space (%)" for each ...
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setting up Apache2.2 SPDY mod on windows

I have set up an Apache mod SPDY server on Ubuntu 13.04, but I need to do it on windows , because I have a proxy software that only runs on windows. I tried the wiki page for the official SPDY mod ...
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How to bind CIFS server to virtual IP in Windows Server 2012?

I'm a unix guy who is new to clustering with Windows. I have two Windows 2012 servers that have the StorNext clustered filesystem mounted as drives on each. If I try to add the File Sharing role, I ...
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How to remove DB2 9.5 from a 2-machine Server 2008 R1 failover cluster?

I've inherited a 2-machine Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster and need to remove (uncluster?) DP2 9.5 WSE prior to a DB2 upgrade - IBM recommends a db2 uninstall/new install rather than a db2 ...
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Configure the “Remote Desktop” RemoteApp in TSGateway / RDWeb

We have an installation of TS/RDGateway with the RDWeb IIS installed. The "Remote Desktop" tab is also configured, but it lacks an option for "/multimon" but DOES let users configure their ...
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Win2003 share being lost/dropped intermittently on Win7

Several Win 7 64 bit workstations are randomly losing connection to one of our shared drives from a Windows 2003 server. 1) In Windows Explorer for example trying to access \caedc1\Macshare results ...
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set up apache http server in windows as proxy to access another domain

I know this should be very basic and simple in theory, but I need to complete this task, I'm new to this and for some reason I can't find a suitable example that works for me. I am running apache 2.2 ...
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Windows 8 wifi problems with certain WAPs?

There seems to be a problem with Windows 8 wifi drivers working with specific WAPs. I have a Windows 8 ultrabook that works famously on my wifi network at home. When I take it to work (yeah we're ...
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Windows Network and Installing Applications to SourceServer directory

I have been asked to help with a school's network, specifically installing applications across workstations, but I am not sure how their current scheme works. On the main server, there is an 'Apps' ...
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Can Onedrive be linked to a server based home directory?

At the school I work at we currently give every user a mapped drive to their home folder on the file server, all controlled through Active Directory. We also have a heap of users using iPads, which ...
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whats the general process for using a smart card in truecrypt?

I'm a little confused with how to deploy truecrypt our environment I purchased a few smartcards (ACOS5) that are supposedly compatible with truecrypt however i'm unable to make it all work due to ...
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How to index document files in NAS storage?

I'm currently developing an application that have to index document files (.pdf and .doc) which are in NAS storage. After that I want to query them over the application. My customer does not want to ...
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Is there a way to disable throttling on AppFabric

AppFabric has a concept called 'throttling': When physical memory becomes low on a Windows Server AppFabric cache host, the cache host can enter a state called throttling. The cache cluster will ...
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Can I make Windows 7 process the IPsec INITIAL-CONTACT message?

Windows 7 seems to ignore the IPsec INITIAL-CONTACT notification described in RFC 2407. Is there a setting to make it process the message? When Windows receives the notification, it should delete its ...
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Monitor trap is received from agent

I have an agent that monitors windows event log and looks for service up/down messages, and sends these messages as trap to zenoss. The agent is set to be run in windows scheduler. The agent is ...
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Linux: serial port forwarding via RDP to Windows machine

I'm trying to redirect serial device on /dev/ttyUSB0 to RDP session with Windows (XP or server 2003) through FreeRDP or rdesktop. Like this for example: xfrerdp /a:serial,COM3,/dev/ttyUSB0 /v:server ...
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Can lighttpd be configured to spawn it's own instances of PHP on Windows7?

Currently, this is how I start PHP and lighttpd and it works fine: start /b php-cgi -c .\php-debug.ini -b 127.0.0.1:521 start /b LightTPD.exe Once and awhile PHP crashes and I get 503 errors ...
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How to slow down ftp upload on windows 7

I have an application that uses ftp on windows 7 or 8 and it fails trying to upload a file (time out, server sends back RST packets so it's definitely the server that's unhappy) to a specific server. ...