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When should I use an LMHOST file? [closed]

I'm doing research on the LMHOSTS file. Can anyone tell me when I would want to use the LMHOST file?
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Block Programs When RDPed [closed]

Is there a way for System/Windows Administrator to block certain programs from running when user is RDPed into a machine. What I am trying to ask is I need a way to block a user from accessing ...
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Checking for disk failures and issues in a VM

If you host with a provider who runs a RAID 10 or another RAID based system and your in a VM. Are you able to check for disk failures or RAID failures from within the VM or does it require host based ...
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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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Allowed memory size of (whatever) bytes exhausted - Windows PHP

I have been trying to find advice on troubleshooting this issue for while but have been unable to find anything which relates to my situation. I am running PHP 5.6.0 on a brand new Windows 2012 R2 ...
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How can we remotely administer our “fleet” of Windows 7 laptops?

I'm working with a startup that's teaching kids to program. We've just obtained our first "fleet" of laptops - half a dozen refurbished thinkpads running Windows 7 - and I'm looking for the best way ...
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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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Execute file on remote system

Users have been experiencing extreme logon times (10 minutes) intermittently. The company I work for currently does not use sites so users can be authenticated or have GPs applied from DCs around the ...
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Is it possible to specify an answer file when PXE booting windows using memdisk?

I'm able to PXE boot windows from my Linux server using memdisk to mount a winpe.iso that: mounts two samba share drives, one for the windows install disk, and another that has answer files (each ...
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.net web application in IIS Swapping Folder without appdomain reload

I've a asp mvc application running on IIS and windows. Now I want to configure some kind of staging functionality without requiring an additional server. My simplified plan is to have 2 folders. ...
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How to configure a zone transfer from a windows 2008 primary dns server to a CentOS secondary dns server [closed]

So my primary dns server is a windows machine and I would like to configure a zone transfer to a secondary dns server that runs CentOS. Both indivdual dns servers were tested and work on their own. ...
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PXELinux with WDS/DNS/DHCP

I've been reading up on setting up a PXELinux machine to run side by side with WDS on Windows and all the guides talk about setting up a DNS and DHCP server on the same server as the PXELinux. What ...
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Change Gateway doesn't work on Windows 7

This PC was configured with 192.168.6.1. But I tried to change it to 192.168.6.51. Although route print showed the default gateway is 192.168.6.51, but the packets next hop is 192.168.6.1. IPv4 Route ...
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How do I set up a Windows image (not part of the domain) to sync time with the domain controller?

I'm creating a Windows image to distribute to computers, and I want to set it up so that it will sync time to the domain. The problem is that the image is not joined to the domain, so w32tm /config ...
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Hyper-V VLAN with static IP

Trying to setup/simulate Hadoop cluster locally via multiple (hyper-v) VMs. I'm using hortonworks sandbox image for hyper-v which runs centos linux. I can hit the vm, if I use an internal switch and ...
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Removing saved credenials from “C:\Windows\explorer.exe”

How can we remove the saved credentials from "C:\Windows\explorer.exe" process?
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Does Fast Retransmit and Retransmission Timer work at the same time?

When Fast Retransmit is implemented, if I received packet 1, then I will send an ACK that says I need packet 2, and then if I received packet 3, I will send a duplicate ACK that says that I need ...
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Best practice for defining user “HOMEDRIVE” “HOMEPATH” “HOMESHARE”

Is it considered a best practice to map domain users' "HOME" environment variables to a network path? If so, why? By "HOME" variables, I am referring to: %HOMEDRIVE% %HOMEPATH% %HOMESHARE% This ...
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resdis bgsave hangs forever on windows

I recently had a data loss due to a non functional bgsave/save (it hang up giving me always the "ERR Background save already in progress" error message) This is my server section of the redis info ...
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Windows Server 2012 Missing Internet Explorer Maintenance in Group Policy

I'm trying to set Internet Explorer as the default browser for all users on a clients terminal server. I was trying to do it following this guide however I couldn't get passed step 4 Right-click ...
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unknown user name or bad password with robocopy

Im trying to robocopy some folders in windows to a different windows server which is not shared via a perl script. I access them via \servername\drive$\path in the perl path. This script will be run ...
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Windows Server FIrewall (2012) Ipsec tunnel problems

I am new to Ipsec tunnels. I have successfully created a tunnel to a Cisco offsite router using a preshare key at a supplier. In Endpoints 1 : I have the servers ip address and the remote servers ip ...
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Syncing Windows 2012 time to Windows 7

I have one Windows 2012 server and one Windows 7 computer, none of them are running Active Directory. I want the Windows 2012 server to sync its clock with the Windows 7 computer (the Windows 7 ...
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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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Laptop-As-Server for field work [duplicate]

I have a question motivated by forthcoming fieldwork and, facing the riks of repetition (as the topic has somehow been discussed before), I wanted to seek some more targeted -jargon free- advice on ...
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Securing Windows Server 2012 from the internet

I've placed my direct internet connection into the public profile for the firewall and started disabling every rule to block all but RDP. The only rules I am not sure about are these Core Networking ...
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Windows server 2012 Domain Controller two NICs with different network profiles

I have a Windows server 2012 Domain Controller with two NICs, one in an internal network and another on an external network. How can I force the second NIC to be in a public profile?
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Is running a TS (RDP) on a DC a very bad idea? [closed]

For a project we only have one Windows Server available. We need to run both a TS (Terminal Server) with RDP and ADDS on this server. I have asked this question and got the answer that if we don't ...
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Is there any way to restrict user from changing file extensions in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7?

For example, not allow users to rename abc.doc to abc.jpg? Is there any windows group policy for that? I am not asking file association restriction. If it really can't, is there any group policy to ...
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software 4x4tb raid 5 win 2008 r2 to 2012, server down

I have a server fujitsu econel 100 with 4x4tb in raid 5 configuration (software based with windows server 2008 r2) now the server is down (PSU and motherboard KO) and I will buy a new machine to ...
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Lock screen doesn't remember username

On Windows Server 2008 R2, when I lock the machine, when I return, the Logon Screen screen doesn't remember my username: I definitely still have a session, because when I log back in, it remembers ...
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Best way to apply “one-shot quick fixes” to computers and users? [closed]

We often suffer from situations where we need to apply a quick fix for a bunch of users/computers. A quick fix can be a copy job, deleting a users browser cache or adding registry keys to HKCU to a ...
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Running a Windows Server connected to the internet [closed]

I've been running Linux servers online for years so I know security very well for *NIX. However, I recently setup a Windows Server Network at home and decided I wanted to connect one of my Windows ...
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Windows 8.1 SOE creation and capture

I trying to find information on Win 8.1 SOE creation/capture and wondering if anybody has ever done this and if there were any issues. I've done it before with Windows 7, the process was: Build the ...
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Audit Logs for Environment Path Changes

Something (or someone) keeps changing our environment path variables on several of our servers. I have the Audit Policy (under local sec pol) set to Success, Failure for all but Process Tracking ...
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connecting webmin console to remote squid proxy server

I have a Squid proxy running on windows 2008 system. I have another linux machine where i have installed webmin. Installing webmin on windows is a pain and require perl module thus i installed it on a ...
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Connection from application on network share fails

EDIT: I tested some more...If I copy nslookup from the Windows directory to my mapped network drive, it cant' resolve hostnames: H:\nslookup dbserver (null) UnKnown Address: 192.168.0.195 If I ...
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Can we create a Local Administrator account for a pc in domain, by using a Domain Controller

Can we create a Local Administrator account for a pc in domain, by using a Domain Controller.. As of now am using Windows Server 2012
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Windows Server - making files redundantly available on a local server from a remotely hosted server

I'm looking into setting up a new domain for a client. There will be a small group of people with desktops in an office about 500 miles away from their hosted domain environment. The hosted domain ...
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Opening a port to only one external ip address

I want my port 2255 on 192.168.1.101 to accept and send packets only from and to 74.22.22.22 What settings needs to be added on the windows firewall and my router?
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How can I adjust buffer settings when using xbootmgr?

I am trying to analyze our clients which suffer from long boot & logon delays, so I installed Windows Performance Toolkit. This is the command line I have used to capture a startup: xbootmgr ...
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postgres continuous backup scheduling

I have set up Postgres conintuous backup by making a base backup and archiving WAL files, as specified here. Our database is very low use (but very important to back up) so we produce a new WAL file ...
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How do I get the free space of a remote disk without admin privileges? (Windows)

I'm an admin on two servers (Win 2008 R2). I have a scheduled task that copies large files from a share on one server to another. Before I do the copy, I check that the destination disk on the other ...
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Images (e.g. with Clonezilla) of Windows and Linux on a UEFI computer

I use Clonezilla with success for many years to make images from partitions that host Windows 7 or smaller and Ubuntu and other operating systems. Making images and restore them was easy for me. But ...
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How to mount network drive as local disk?

I have some resource, which I can open by address \\dir\bin. I want to mount this resource on disk Z. In other words, I want to have path like Z:\file1.txt and get file \\dir\bin\file1.txt. I tried ...
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dns a records become static

So here's a weird one... I'm managing a Windows AD environment. For whatever reason, when it was built, DNS was not integrated with AD. A month or so ago I went ahead and integrated DNS with AD ...
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App-pools (w3p.exe's) seem to hang after file update or configuration change

I have the following problem: After an file update or a configuration change to one of the sites running on the iis server i need to kill all w3p.exe's running on that server in order to let the ...
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Windows Server 2012 two out going connections

I have a server with several Ethernet ports. I have the first 3 bridged together for the local network. The 4th is plugged into the modem which is giving it a public IPv4 address. How do I tell the ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 High Memory Utilization

We are running a VM with Windows server 2008 R2, we see the physical memory utilization to be close to 100% always. Machine is running crystal reports server. Task manager counts to 99% memory ...