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Windows domain controller errors

I got the following errors when enquiring two domain controllers. Cannot open security log for DC DC2.org - The interface is unknown. and OpenEventLog failed for DC DC2.org(10.126.2.6) - ...
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Event id 4227 tcp/ip warnings on Windows 7

We're deploying a new image out to the field, and we're seeing tcp/ip event id 4227 warnings periodically throughout the day (1-3 a day). The event message reads as follows: TCP/IP failed to ...
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CentOS 7 doesn't recognize new Active Directory accounts/settings

I joined a CentOS 7 system to a Windows domain by syncing the time with the DC and running realm join --user=admin@mydomain.local mydomain.local. This allowed me to authenticate my login to the CentOS ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 Backup

We have deployed Windows Server 2012R2, which by using the Windows Server Backup was backup on the drives connected from SAN. SAN disks connected through multiple paths using Windows Multipath-IO. ...
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Getting Group Policy identifier in PowerShell

Some of our computers have a random "local group policy" being set that forces them to check a nonexistent intranet server for Windows Updates instead of using WU over the internet as they should. ...
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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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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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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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Run scheduled task on wireless connection

I'm trying to set up a completely wireless office, with mostly Windows 7 and a few Windows 8 clients, and one problem I've run into is login scripts. The security guys don't want to allow machine ...
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Team Foundation Server 2013 trace doesn't work

I'm trying to turn on tracing on my TFS 2013 instance. To do this I'm modifying C:\Program Files\Microsoft Team Foundation Server 12.0\Application Tier\Web Services\web.config file like this: ...
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RunOnce key can't be run at startup with restricted public account in Windows

Let me be brief. We have arround a 1000 public computers for users to use for the internet and office and so on. We image these using SCCM2012r2. Everything is fine until we added a software package ...
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Server deployed without HP Intelligent Provisioning. How do I bring up to spec?

I have a few servers that were configured without HP Intelligent Provisioning, possibly because the datacenter was without Internet access at the time. Is is possible to reliably, and consistently ...
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“Please Wait” When running startup script, only on Windows 8.1

I have a startup script and I have been testing it on 3 different virtual machines. These machines are running different versions of Windows(7, 8, and 8.1). They all have the same Group Policy applied ...
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Over 1000 files in this folder c:\windows\system32\config\txr

Every now and then this issue arises, at some point (I think a remote login) to one of my terminal servers. I see at once a hard disk that's almost full, research showed me the contents of this folder ...
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Commvault, how to generate a report by time scheduled?

I'm using commvault at the moment to manage backups, but i need to creata a report of some kind that can show me the days of the week , and what server is backing up at that moment. A bit like 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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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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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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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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Chef Issue bootstrapping windows VM using winrm via https

Chef Server(RHEL 6.5): 11.16.4 Windows endpoint: Windows 2008 The bootstrapping works fine over http (with winrm config allowUnEncrypeted = true and basic auth = true). Now we are trying same thing ...
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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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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 ...