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Too many invalid handles in System process

I have experienced increase of invalid handles in System process (Windows Server 2008R2 x64). The amount is approximately 1,000,000 per week. According to Process Explorer the handle type is file. ...
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Puppet not passing exe switches on windows

I am trying to install vlc to my lab of 150 window computers using puppet. I am following this guide and have set up my manifest as: node 'node.domain.tld' { package { "VLC media player 2.1.3": ...
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Batch file output issue

I am trying to get a batch file to output some data to a CSV file. The command I have works perfectly in the command line but not when I copy it to a batch file. In the batch file, it just hangs and ...
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Best practices for updating passwords on a large number of machines running Windows Server 2012?

I'm going through the process of updating passwords on a dozen or so machines running Windows Server 2012 over RDP from an Apple keyboard. I can't press CTRL ALT DEL or CTRL ALT END because those ...
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Exchange 2013 CAS server unknown app pool name for services

I have an problem with a CAS server that I'm trying to wrap my head around. This server was recently rebuilt (clean uninstall of Exchange 2013 and fresh install without restoring settings) in an ...
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how to use GPG to decrypt multiple files to a different directory

I am trying to decrypt multiple files to a different directory keeping the existing filenames. When i run the below syntax it seems to decrypt them ok but it only ouputs to the screen. I would like to ...
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How to change assigned letter for Ephemeral drives automatically?

I have an AWS Windows box (Windows 2008 R2) with the following disks: C:\ 60 Gb (EBS) D:\ 200 Gb (EBS) Y:\ 40 Gb (Ephemeral SSD) Z:\ 40 Gb (Ephemeral SSD) Every time it boots I change ephemeral ...
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Application crashes on Windows 2008 Server R2 [closed]

I am trying to run an application on a clean installation of Windows 2008 Server R2. When I start it I get ObjectWindowsException with the following error: "Create fail for windows mStatica 3, 0, ...
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Does a Windows 7 update bundle for USB exist?

I am bench imaging a bunch of PCs. Our environment uses Alteris to download the image then execute a script to download the updates and install software. Our internet connection is not so good so ...
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net use command to show _all_ connections [closed]

When I type net use as Admin on my Windows 7 Machine, I see no shared drives mounted. However, there are drives connected by users. When I start the windows cmd shell with one of these users, I see ...
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Why is this preventing me installing an MSI: The System Administrator has set policies to prevent this installation (non VMWare install)

I am trying to install an MSI on a Windows Server 2012 machine which is part of my lab domain. I am local and domain admin, but I seem to be prevented from installing this MSI. For clarification, ...
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Stop log off when disconnected from RDP session

I don't want my VPS to log off disconnected sessions. It's really annoying because some programs freeze then. OS is Windows Server 2008 R2. How do I prevent disconnected sessions from being logged ...
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How do I show listening open ports from the shell?

I always have to google this and ServerFault is never the first result. Typically I want to do this on a unix box, but I'd also like to know how to do it on a Windows machine from CMD.exe.
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Samba folder properties incorrectly shows 0 bytes and 0 files in Windows 7

Doing du from linux correctly shows size of directory - but when doing "right click -> properties" in Windows 7: Size: 0 bytes Contains 0 files, 0 folders I can browse the share - and list files and ...
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Windows 2008 server blocking .net HTTP port

Hi running all latest MS updates - as a result of one of the updates From month of feb patch Tuesday I now find that my .net application which hosts a port on 8081 for HTTP remote access is now ...
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Proxying all requests for a Windows Server

Is it possible to proxy out all requests from a Windows server? We have a proxy set up but for each situation I need to configure that application to use a proxy. For example, I can set the proxy ...
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Microsoft Multi-factor Authentication not working with RDP

I am installing a new remote access server, where I need multi-factor authentication for RDP access (=a call back to the user's cell phone after they enter their credentials). The problem is that the ...
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CQ5 IIS dispatcher module cache returning 000003E9 and empty page

I am trying to setup IIS 7.0 dispatcher module for CQ5 following the setup: http://dev.day.com/docs/en/cq/current/deploying/dispatcher/disp_install.html. I am trying on windows 2008 sp2 64bit and a ...
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Can't get MSMQ to receive messages via FQDN via HTTP

Context - Server 2008 R2 with private queue, IIS setup. Sending messages via HTTP from other computers. [MSMQ is not in the 'default web site'. I changed the ID of my website to 1 to install msmq ...
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Windows shares via command line with user/pass, without mapping the drive? [closed]

In my day to day work, I need to access data on shared folders using different credentials (my desktop account is not the same as the account I use to access these servers). Normally, I'd map a few ...
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Legality of custom windows installation discs [duplicate]

I sell custom built computers in a niche market. I include specific software pre-loaded on the systems for my customers. If the customer ends up needing to reinstall the OS then the pre-loaded ...
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2012 server using 2003 AD/DNS - Unable to auto-start applcation

I joined my 2012 server on 2003 AD/DNS domain. Installed Remote Desktop and everything. I can login with any user on it, problem is, it's not auto-starting an application it's set to start, and I'm ...
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Windows Scheduled tasks ends prematurely, so server doesn't run

I'm trying to run Django on my Windows Server 2008 machine. I can do this manually by calling python manage.py runserver 54321, which launches Django's server at http://127.0.0.1:54321 -- then I can ...
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Computer name description

we are in the process of migrating windows operating systems and to make future search easier in AD I'd like to put in more details into the description box in the computer name dialog. e.g. ...
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How can I set up a VM of Solaris 11 / Sparc on Windows / x86 host? [closed]

I need to test a custom binary that was originally compiled for an earlier version of Solaris on Solaris 11. Being poor, I don't have a spare SPARC server lying around on which I can install Solaris ...
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How to add certificate to Windows Credential Manager?

How do you add a certificate from the personal store as a certificate based credential in Windows Credential Manager? When I click on Open the Certificate Manager it just takes me to the Certificate ...
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Mount nfs export in Server 2008 R2 using linux LDAP credentials

I have a linux domain running ldap. The Windows Server 2008R2 computer is "joined" to the ldap domain. I'm trying to get the Windows NFS client to mount a NFS export from a NFS Server which uses LDAP ...
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Network Hyper V host with Virtual Machine

Forgive me if this has been asked or is very rudimentary but I am just starting out and need to get this configured. I have been looking around and can't seem to find an answer. I have a host server ...
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Allowing unpermitted group to access share - Windows 7

I've been a Linux sysadmin and am new to Windows so I apologize for the n00b question. I have two groups lets call them "Students" and "Professors". Students are very restricted, however professors ...
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Bad idea to jump two versions in a server OS upgrade?

I have a ASP.NET website running on Windows Server 2003 and I would like to move it to a new server with a more recent OS. Would it be OK to jump directly to Windows Server 2012 or should I see how ...
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Installing SSH2 on Windows Server using PHP5.5 VC11NTS

for the past few days i've been aching my brain on installing the SSH2 Connection on PHP. My current setup is VC11 Non thread safe, which I have downloaded the appropriate zip folders on the PECL ...
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Automation of helpdesk password reset calls

From a customer we get a lot of password reset requests (expired or lost). I have thinked about a automatically solution: User goes to webpage Enter his username The system call the user no his ...
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DNS finds host only if domain name is included

I have a Server 2012 DNS server on subnet 192.168.7.0 and I am trying to use that on a host on the 192.168.8.0 subnet, which is not on the domain (this may not be relevant). When I configure the ...
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dhcpd log being flooded with duplicate and uid leases

I am runnig centos 6.4, isc-dhcpd-4.1.1-P1. I have over 100 desktop laptops on win7. my dhcpd.log file is being flooded with following messages Mar 3 11:08:06 tanaga dhcpd: DHCPREQUEST for ...
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Multiple DHCP servers [duplicate]

In what circumstances should you configure multiple DHCP servers on the same subnet? My understanding of using more than one DHCP server is that your clients will use the nearest DHCP which could be ...
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ffmpeg not working no Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter without GUI

We set up a windows 2012 R2 Datacenter without Gui and experienced some odd behaviour when trying to execute ffmpeg (build for windows from ffmpeg.zeranoe.com/builds/). Executing ffmpeg in command ...
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Multiple user logons (Domain, Terminal Services) - How to determine if a user access token is invalid after password change

Our users work in terminal services domain environment. It happens sometimes that users are logged on multiple servers. When security policy forces user to change the password, he changes it on one ...
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Desktop backups maintenance on a network share

I have configured Windows Backup and Restore function on Windows 7 Professional desktops to make daily backup on a network share placed on a Windows Server 2012. (BTW It's a pity that this utility ...
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windows security log - failure reason startswith %%

Please help - do You have the list with descriptions of failure reasons eg. %%2313, %%2307... I've researched Net and nothing.. :( Mainly I see it in ID 4625 in Windows security logs. On ...
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Acces VPN over Windows network management instead of OpenVPN client

I am running openVPN on my Linux server and use openVPN Windows client to connect to it - everything is working fine. Now I was wondering if I can setup the VPN connection through Windows' network ...
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What is the rule to modify key of accountExpires [closed]

I want to know how to modify accountExpires via adsi. I find below: when I modify time:2014/3/2 0:00:00 of accountExpires, I can find that the key of accountExpires is "130381632000000000" via ADSI. ...
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How to access SMART attributes when using RAID with a Dell Perc 4e (LSI)

I can't easily shut down this windows server, so I'd like 'online' solutions. I tried the following unsuccessfully: Seatools Enterprise: caused a BSOD smartmontools: scan only showed virtaul RAID ...
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windows systemcall to identify hungstate

Is there any windows system call that can identify a hung state, which I would like to put in a script and run it every 5 minutes, if the system is hung state as the network is still good I can go ...
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Trying To Redirect A Share From One Server To A Share On A Different Server

I have a Windows 2008R2 File Server that has multiple shares. What I would like to do is in some way redirect some (not all), of the shares to a different file location. For some of the shares, the ...
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Mapped drive in widows and delta updates

Can someone help me confirm that a modification to a file in a mapped drive in windows would only update the delta and not copy the entire file across the network. not sure how to identify how it ...
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Cinder storage on windows storage server

I am planning openstack deployement and considering such solution: cinder volumes on Windows Storage Server: http://www.cloudbase.it/cinder-volume-on-windows-storage-server-2012/ and compute ...
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Conficker Virus Infection: Where did it start? [closed]

I have a network-wide Conficker infestation, and we have been working on starting virus scans on all our servers and workstations. It is being erased one by one, but I was wondering if there is a ...
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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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Is it possible to exclude files and folder that begin with $ from Windows 2008 R2 DFS replica?

If I replicate by DFSR users redirected folders all folders replicated have their own $RECYCLE.BIN directory and inside that directrory files are renamed as $XXXXX.YYY. I don't want to replicate them, ...
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Is it possible to disable msiexec help GUI?

I'm automating unattended retrieval & installation of specified .msi packages with a powershell script but if the command is invoked with syntax errors the msiexec will wait indefinitely for an OK ...