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archiving iis log files

I have a situation. On my IIS server, i have 10 applications hosted. Every site is creating their own IIS log files and they are stored in location like (e:\logfile\w3svc1, e:\logfile\w3svc2, e:\...
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dcpromo /forceremoval as a file server

I'm working on a customers infrastructure where most of the DCs were not replicating with each other. I managed to bring up another two DC's, bring them to the domain and switch over the FSMO roles. ...
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Cannot connect from Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager to another Windows 10 Hyper-V instance [migrated]

I got a Windows 10 Workstation at home where I installed Hyper-V and run a Windows 10 VM inside it. Then I got a Notebook where Windows 10 is installed and I want to connect and administrate the ...
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Local DNS server is ignored on Windows

I've setup dnsmasq on a Linux box and setup the DNS address on another Linux by adding its IP to /etc/resolv.conf file. $ cat /etc/resolv.conf nameserver 192.168.9.105 nameserver 8.8.8.8 Now I can ...
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Disable touch feedback from command line

I am developing interactive installations using Windows 8 as operating system. A thing I always need to do is turn off the visual feedback you receive when touching the screen (the line that follows ...
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php with mysql and IIS not working

I have followed online tutorials and installed PHP, and pypmyadmin on my windows server but when i am trying to install the mySQL server instance window its just freezing on "prepare configuration", ...
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Printer redirection without RDS role on Windows Server 2012

I have a Windows 2012 AWS VM configured for Administrative Mode only. However, sometimes I would like to print from the server to a redirected RDS printer. But client printers never show up on the ...
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Delegating authentication in Windows AD domain

In a Windows AD domain, when the client (user) authenticates against the Domain Controller, is it possible to delegate the authentication to another LDAP/RADIUS server? We have a ton of services in ...
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kvm virtualized Windows get low disk performances

Disclaimer This is indeed a continuation of this thread. I've opened a new question as the target has slowly shifted, therefore I think was good to open a new post. I will merge back if required. ...
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server with public IP cannot be accessed internally

Most of our servers only have private IPs. I am assigning additional public IP to one of our servers (server A), keeping its private IP at the same time. Here's what happens: Server A can be ...
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Changing other user password from command line

I'm in an AD domain and I want to change someone's password (which is expired but I think it is irrelevant). I'm not a AD admin so net user <username> * /domain does not work. I can change it ...
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Wordpress tries to allocate Terabytes of memory

I am currently running Apache on windows and occasionally it will seemingly instantly spike and try to allocate anywhere from 10s of GB to hundreds of TB of memory. After this error log happens a few ...
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WMI query ran in a Powershell console yields less results in 32 bits mode than 64 bits mode

This query gwmi -Class Win32_PerfFormattedData_NETFramework_NETCLRMemory gives fewer results if I run it in a 32 bits PowerShell console than in a 64 bits one. It looks like background processes, ...
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Windows server Allow and deny [closed]

What is the deal with this. According to my count there are for possible permissions allow (checked) deny (checked) not allow (empty) deny (checked) allow (checked) deny( empty) allow (empty) deny (...
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Assigning default drive permissions

Been looking around everywhere but can't seem to find the answer to this - hopefully someone can assist. Scenario: I have a Windows 2012 R2 server that has a C: drive only. Someone wants to add in a ...
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Active Directory users on Multiple Domains

Hope someone can help me. I have a task to create a new active directory domain - which i have no issues doing. However those guys would like to get users from an particular OU from an corporate ...
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HyperV Failover Cluster (with/without CSV)

Been browsing a few websites, and it seems right now all hyper-v clusters are build on CSV ( clustered share volume ). I have a current setup (2 node window failover cluster). I have 2 vms running ...
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Why do we add Web Server Public IP Addresses to organization's safe senders list (whitelist)?

When we use SaaS applications they suggest to include both the email relay IP address and Web Server Public IP Addresses to organization's safe senders list (white list) but when I perform couple of ...
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ESXi granting windows guest ALL of its assigned memory

I've seen this a few times now and I don't understand what is happening I assigned a windows guest 200 gigs of RAM- NOT reserved. Looking at the guest right now the OS shows its only using about 2 ...
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How should I manage my cloud-hosted virtual networks/machines?

I am currently hosting multiple production projects in Microsoft Azure. Each project is configured with a separate virtual network with two Windows VMs to act as web servers, and one server to act as ...
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How to exclude files in a folder with pattern with robocopy?

I'd like to exclude all files matching C:\dir1\*.ext so I say: robocopy C:\dir1 C:\dir2 /E /B /MIR /xf C:\dir1\*.ext According to the documentation this should work: /xf <FileName>[ ...] ...
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Single server or multiple servers?

I work for a small organisation with 20 users. We have a Windows Server 2012 machine setup as a domain controller to handle user accounts, file sharing and backups. I have a separate Windows 7 ...
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Assigning user a virtual machine

Is this possible? I started a new position, and in one of the environments, logging in through horizon view, a user randomly logs on to one of four machines when they login. Many of the users get ...
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Accessing a local program from Citrix VDI

In a company I'm working for right now we're required to work via Virtual Desktop (Citrix) for security purposes. Everything is preset and at the moment they have blacklisted all internet domains so ...
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Unable to access Samba Server on Raspbian with OpenVPN whilst on same network [closed]

My Pi is connected to my network, and I can access it on the folder "Oliver" on it with my PC, however, I cannot access this folder with my phone. It asks for a username and password. I assumed the ...
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Sensu-Client won't start on Windows Server 2012 R2

I've installed sensu-core and performed the necessary configurations for sensu-client as per the documentation laid out here for sensu v0.23. I used Windows SC utility to create the Windows service ...
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Error sending mail to some adresses

I have a webshop application which sends mail after a customer has placed an order. For some valid emailadresses, mail is not sent and after a day a failure report is send to an administrator. Then ...
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Determine storage requirements for custom Windows 7 image

I have created a custom Windows 7 image for deployment using Microsoft's guide. I have included MS Office, and all of the latest updates. During a VM test installation, I was notified that the ...
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Win Server 2003, security permissions are reset by SYSTEM. Why?

I've got a Windows Server 2003 with a physical drive (let's say Z:/) It's shared within my company. In the past two days the users were complaining that they do not have access to files on that drive. ...
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Microsoft native FTP server, network drive as path, 530 cannot find path specified

I have setup FTP server in Windows 7, it is working normally with a local hard drive as the root path for the ftp server. I have a network drive mapped at W: and I want to use this as the root path so ...
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Domain is issuing trust certificate instead of root authority

I was running into an issue on Windows Server 2012 R2 where any website I visited was throwing a untrusted certificate error. I circumvented this issue by copying the certifications from another ...
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Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table 'mysql.user' doesn't exist

I installed MySql and when i try to start it , it stop with error 3534 here is my error from log 2016-05-19T19:29:20.416636Z 0 [ERROR] Fatal error: Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table 'mysql....
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Tune windows for high latency/high bandwidth tcp transfers

How can I speed up my Windows 7 tcp file transfers over a 100 mbps link between Chicago and London? Right now, I am transferring two 4GB files in two sftp sessions. Each file transfer is running at a ...
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Delete contents of folders windows\winsxs and windows\Installer in Windows Server Enterprise SP2?

I added the tags windows-server-2008-r2 and windows-server-2008 because I didn't see a tag for Windows Server Enterprise SP2. I've seen many articles on using Disk Cleanup with Windows Server 2008 R2 ...
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How to secure dual-homed Windows Servers that are connected to the internet

We have two machines running windows server 2012. Both have one NIC port connected to the public internet and another NIC port connected to a switch with internal IPs (192.168...). What is the most ...
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Automatic start of a websphere windows service

I have tried all the solutions where i have found in google and stackoverflow to auto start a service of windows. Here's my Problem :: I have registered my websphere application server instance as a ...
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Server Shutdown windows server 2003

One of my client is still using a windows server 2003 and wants to grant "shutdown " rights to remote user ,who's local login rights are denied .Is it possible ? Thanks
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create folder from a list

i need to create a personal folder for each user of my company. I've tried to create a batch script using ND command and it works just with name folder without . (dot) The name of each folder ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 slow network drive speed

I setup a home server with Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm using it as a nas and am getting speeds of around 10mbps download and upload. Both the server and my clients are on ethernet which should be ...
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How do I use Security Configuration Manager to harden a Windows 2012 server?

I want to harden a Windows 2012 Server. I have installed Security Configuration Manager 3.0. I see hundreds of severity "critical" components. I have tried to modify the corresponding registry (...
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Check `Restore on AC/Power Loss` from CMD/Powershell on windows 10

I've set the Restore on AC/Power Loss from the windows Bios menu on computer startup for a few Windows machines. How can someone confirm (remotely) that I have done that, is there a way to do this ...
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VisualSVN server visible on internet, but not all subcommands work on client

So my boss is a nice guy who's open to trying new ideas, and I talked him into letting me start new projects on svn (instead of an older version control system). At this time, we've realized that it's ...
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Where and how is the password stored for the account associated with a Windows service?

In HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MY-SERVICE-NAME there is the Object Name key which contains the name of the user, but I can not find the password. I am trying to understand how DP API ...
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Where is the global address list stored in AD?

Where is the GAL actually stored in AD? I always assumed in was inside of the GC. Is this correct? I know clients must query the GC in order to access the GAL, but is the GAL inside of the GC? ...
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Selective GPO drive mapping

I have two fileservers (Windows Server 2012 R2) that have joined my domain, namely filesrv01 & filesrv02. These fileservers should both contain exact copies of the user data, and if one fails; the ...