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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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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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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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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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Add an entire domain to Java Exception list

I'm administering hundreds of machines with Java interfaces that I sometimes need to get into. Unfortunately, the default Java settings in Windows block all of these applications from running, ...
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HPOM Java GUI, multiple users connecting to different servers from Citrix sessions on the same server possible?

I have an app (HPOM Java GUI) running on a 2008 R2 Xenapp 6 box that employs client certificates for encrypting connections to the HPOM server. I have 2 different sets of users who will use this app ...
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Processes surviving Windows VM reboots?

Summary: A long-running virtual Windows Server 2012 system this weekend became very slow; from remote we did Restart-Computer -ComputerName xyzzy -Force, which succeeded by all accounts; except that ...
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Stop automatic reboot with gpedit shutdown script in Windows 2k8

I am search for a way to validate and maybe stop an automatic reboot under windows. E.g. automatic reboot is initialized by windows update. When adding a shutdown script with gpedit this script gets ...
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Perfmon showing only average values

I have a dataset of perfmon data for "\System\Context switches/sec" from a number of servers, I want to show the MAX, not the average. However, the perfmon tool will only show the averages. I created ...
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Permission to send to a Distribution group

I created a dynamic distribution group named "#All" and I would like to allow only some high users to send to this group. I know I can add separatly each user into the distribution group from the ...
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Move-ADObject : The operation could not be performed because the object's parent is either uninstantiated or deleted

PS C:\Users\Administrator> Get-ADComputer NAME | Move-ADObject -TargetPath "OU=SERVERS,OU=COUNTY, OU=STATE,OU=REGION,OU=COUNTRY,DC=subdomain,DC=mydomain,DC=com" However, I am getting this: ...
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openvpn rdp networking mystery : can connect HTTP cannot RDP, even with firewall off

I have 2 small networks joined using OpenVpn (routed configuration), lets call them A and B. on A, I have a test web server (IIS, Windows 2008R2 or Windows 2012 depending on test machine), lets call ...
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Permissions on Windows share being accessed from a Mac - Access denied but should not be

I have a weird problem for some Mac users accessing a Windows (2012) share where the folders are 'locked down' i.e users can not create folders, only files. In essence they have all permissions ...
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How can one get a UDE report from Microsoft Fixit Center Pro?

As per this video anybody is supposed to be able to upload their server's logs to the Microsoft Fixit center Pro and get an Automated diagnostic report called UDE. ...
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Same WMI request is much slower on other machine

I posted this question some time ago on stackoverflow, but unfortunately I didn't get any answer yet. It's actually not very urgent, as this problem seems only to exist on my machine - for now. But ...
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How can I maintain a network connection with no users logged into a workstation

EDIT 1 - This is still an issue for us, and I thought I'd bring up the topic of preinstalled software, notably Intel Wireless Manager. I have a feeling this is at the very least contributing to the ...
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Windows firewall blocking network shares through VPN server

I have a VPN server in front of a 172.16.0.0/24 network. On my client side is a 192.168.1.0/24 network. I am able to successfully VPN in to the server network from the client, and I am trying to ...
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SVN auto-update keeps a service running

I'm using a Windows scheduled task to run SVN's command line auto-update. Every time the task runs it is starting a new tortoiseproc.exe process and they never stop, so I end up with hundreds of ...
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Configuring openldap/PHP LDAP against “signed” LDAP connections with Active Directory

This may sound like a stupid question, and maybe it's already been answered, but I can't find a definitive answer anywhere, so I thought I'd ask. When someone enables "Domain controller: LDAP server ...
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“no data was received from host” Nagios Alarm only on Windows service checks

I've got a standard Nagios install monitoring 524 hosts and 912 service checks. I'm seeing a strange problem as far as it relates to monitoring if a service is running on windows server. It seems ...
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Apache auth_kerb_module on Windows

I need to install the Kerberos module in Apache on Windows. I have copied the file auth_kerb_mod.so to apache/modules/ and I have modified the conf/httpd.conf with LoadModule auth_kerb_module ...
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Remote Desktop Certificate Template Application Policy Extension

We are setting up remote desktop authentication with the use of certificates and ran into an issue in one of the environments. I am editing the RemoteDesktopComputer2008 certificate template, in ...
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Using OSSEC to monitor windows services

I'm using OSSEC to trying and monitor services on servers such as Windows Event Log. I would like to know if a service has stopped or started and get emailed accordingly. I have tried a rule that ...
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Unable to upgrade Server 2012 Evaluation to Datacenter

I have Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Evaluation installed. Validity is only left for 16 days so I thought to upgrade. I have MS subscription so I got the product keys required. I have tried to the keys ...
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Any audit trail of when Windows Server 2008 Automatic Updates settings are changed?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that keeps on rebooting even though I tell it not to do so after automatic updates are installed. I am certain that no group policy is applied to this server to ...
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WMI request (Wbemtest), access is denied to domain computer

let me explain our setup first! We have 2 site location with Cyberoam CR50ING Firewall, IPSec between the 2 Subnet. Cyberoam firewall has an AD authentication with their software linked to the ...
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Prevent user interactive logon to domain computers

I currently have a user DOMAINJOINER (located in the WIN7Support OU) which I use to deploy Windows 7 machines. This user can Create and Delete Computer Objects in the WIN7Computers OU, that's about it ...
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Recalculate Windows inherited ACLs for hardlinks

How do I get Windows to recalculate the inherited permissions of a file? A tool (Mercurial) created multiple NTFS hardlinks to the same file from different directories. I can see them using fsutil ...
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Querying services from a remote Windows 7 PC extremely slow

When I query installed services from a remote Windows 7 PC it's very slow. With a remote Windows XP PC it's always fast. For example, from my Windows 7 PC the command sc \\pc1 query type= service ...
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How to do a 301 regex redirect with IIS7

How can I do a 301 redirect with this pattern: /([^/]+)(?=/[^/]+/?$) in my .NET solution to redirect /en/solutions/exemple to /en/exemple in my web.config file PS:I am new to .NET and IIS that's why ...
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how do I handle a URI with spaces in a chef source attributes on Windows

I am trying to copy a package from a remote server, into my system and then use chef to install the same. Following is the code I use to copy the package remote_file 'c:/repo/OpenOffice 4.1.0 ...
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How to restrict access to local resources with RDS

I've got a RDS setup on Windows server 2012 and I am trying to stop all access to local resources. I've managed to lock down unc network shares i.e \\someserver\myshare and clipboard etc has been ...
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Custom FSRM File Management Task file name variable

Trying to create a custom file management task in Server 2012 R2 to move some files (not file expiration). Looks like the possible variables I can insert into my command arguments are pretty limited: ...
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“The volume for a file has been externally altered …” and setting file sizes on write to NFS from Windows

I have set up NFS access to HDFS. I can connect to the default root share from both Windows and Linux clients and all clients can read from the share. Writing from the Linux client is also ok. When ...
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Windows software RAID 1 with EFI bootloader on both disks

I have a Windows Server 2008r2 with two HDDs installed. The main partition, which has Windows installation on it, is mirrored between the two disks. The problem is, this is a UEFI machine, and EFI ...
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DFSR won't start replicating again after free space increased

I have a situation here where one replicated folder in our DFS namespace stopped replicating because the disk was full. Ok, after 2 days we increased the disk space, but the replication is not ...
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Blank MDT 2013 boot screen on USB Deployment

I am attempting to do refreshes on some machines and on the bootup of a USB drive with a LiteTouch Image I get to the Microsoft Solutions Accelerators screen but I do not get a window for actions. I ...
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SED returning error 2 when launched by Wpkg

Case I am deploying a software product using Wpkg over Windows workstations. I need to disable product's faulty automatic update and the best solution in this case is to modify one configuration file ...
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Losing stdout when process restarts itself in windows

I have for example a NodeJS process running with Nodemon, and all the output redirected to a file. nodemon example.app > 123.log When I change any file in the node app, the NodeJS process is ...
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Windows Server 2012 VM can't access other 2012 servers

I have a new Windows Server 2012 DataCenter running on VMWare ESXi 5.1 that can't access shared folders on any other Windows Server 2012. However, this server can ping the servers by hostname and RDP ...
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SharePoint Server PowerShell Access Denied

I am running a custom web service on a sharepoint server (2010). My script works fine until I make a call to update a database. I get this error: Exception calling "Update" with "0" argument(s): ...
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Windows mounted network drives slow after upgrading switch

On our small business network our old 10/100 consumer grade switch gave up the ghost, and we replaced it with a proper business-grade gigabyte switch. After wiring it in our Linux and Mac users ...
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Windows 2012 Master & Ubuntu Bind 9 Slave & SOA

I'm kinda like the maid... I don't do Windows. But thanks to new things we're implementing, I'm now attempting replicating a single zone from our AD cluster. We had this working just fine but ...
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Printing on Windows 8 64-Bit through Windows Server 2008 (32 Bit) RemoteApp

We have a network where our server is running on Windows Server 2008 (32 Bit) and a client computer is running on Windows 8.1 (64 bit) with a local printer attached to the client. The printer is an ...
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How can enable credential manager on windows 7

I have a machine with windows 7 in the domain, in the server we share a folders. The problem is when i try con map a drive in the machine with windows 7 i have acces in the folder but i have to write ...
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Non-admin users can't run mmc on Domain Controller on Windows Server 2008 (ok for Enterprise not for Standard edition)

I have created some delegation for IT administrators. One of the groups of people have some Active Directory permissions but is not server administrators or domain administrators. They also are ...
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Side effects or performance issues for keeping WMI Performance Adapter running always?

This is related to a similar question: Why is my System event log full of WMI Performance Adapter messages? I've found various blog posts that suggest you can modify the service so that it starts ...
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windows overwrites cups drivers

I'm currently trying to enforce grayscale printing at the company I work at. I have added the printer (sharp mx2600n) to the cups server using the ppd file. on the web interface i set the color mode ...
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Deploy RDWeb on a non-default website

I have a public website and a private site set up like below: Public site: samplesite.com (http) Private site: my.samplesite.com (https) I'm trying to use RDWeb to enable users to change Active ...
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permissions for VBScript/ADSI remote local account password change

I am using the IISADMPWD pages on IIS8/Windows 2012 and have found that administrative rights on a remote server for password changes is not required. I am hoping somebody can shed some light as to ...