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Subdomains on Apache Windows

I'm trying to get a subdomain working for my website. My website is hosted using Cosmotown as jackzcraft.net Using name.com (old host) it redirects to jackzcraft.net from jackzcraft.com. I want ...
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Outlook is filling up thin client's disk space quickly

I have a number of thin clients at the office. They're on a VM running Windows Server 2008 and Office 2010. The C: drive has 150 GB of space and we use a network storage device for our shared drive ...
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Windows not using manually set IP Address [migrated]

Recently my windows machine that has been working without a problem for over a year decided to start using a dynamic IP address instead of the static one I manually configured it to use. The only ...
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Update SQL Service Pack Named Instance

I have an existing SQL 2008 R2 on SP3. Have another instance in use that is SQL 2008 R2 SP1 I need to update the named instance with sp1 to sp3 but i'm not getting any options. It tells me my version ...
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Can I Map a Network Drive on a server to itself (SharePoint Server)?

I'm running a Windows 2012 64bit Server R2, computer name server-01, and I want to map a network drive to a path located on the same server. (This is needed for SharePoint 2013 development.) ...
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Network folder marked offline and will not go back online when accesssed by hostname

I've got a Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 domain with a few PCs. One PC is currently connected remotely by VPN. There were some connection issues before, which have since been resolved, but now ...
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Migrate DNS from Linux to Windows 2008 DNS?

At the moment, the company I work for has an external facing DNS through server 2008 and our internal server points to a Linux server (I wasn't here for the original setup so more specifics are harder ...
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how do I set restrict anonymous to 2

I want to change the registry setting for restrictanonymous to "2" (HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\restrictanonymous). I created a script to do this but noticed the setting kept on going ...
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VSS Writers Issue. No Resolution

We have around 15-20 servers all are windows server 2003 having issues with backup. Issues are - VSS writers takes alot of time to get listed - VSS snapshot fails while taking backup - Sometimes VSS ...
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Duplicate MAC address, can be blocked?

Let's say we have DHCP server and provided MAC filtering system. Can we blocked the next spoofed MAC address? The next device will not be leased any IP address. Or normally it is already blocked by ...
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Able to view new files from a samba share only after refresh

I'm currently trying to access a samba share from windows server 2012 When I access the share I'm only able to view 210 files out of 460 files and the remaining files are only viewable after ...
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Finding out if shares are made available offline in Windows 7 by default without corrupting the offline files cache?

We have some rather large shares that people connect to at work, and it would be best if these shares did not even attempt to synchronize into the local Windows 7 offline files folder. How does one ...
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Possible to name a computer the same as a domain?

If I have a domain called "HOUSE" with user "JOHN", would it be possible to rename a PC to "HOUSE" with a local user called "JOHN"? So both would then be HOUSE\JOHN. Edit: I should add, the PC is on ...
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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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Modified batch file that kills a certain process

I am looking for a simple batch script that kills a process which listens to a certain ip and to a certain port. If there are less than 10 connections to this process, then it should be killed. If ...
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Setting to Show/Hide Hidden items on a Folder

Where is the setting to display or not display hidden items on a particular folder? For example, if the global setting is to show all hidden files, how would I change the seeing on the Desktop ...
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Automate domain join and computer name in deployment

I am trying to automate as much as possible of the imaging/deployment process as possible for an upcoming project. I have the reference image on media which will be used to install the OS. My ...
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Sharing a Windows network share via another server

Here is what I am trying to achieve: Server A -------> Server B\Share ------> Server C\Share I would like to share a Windows network share exposed on server C by creating a "bridge" Windows ...
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Why there is no shutdown button while connected via RDP?

Just wondering why there is no buttons for restart/shutdown/sleep/hibernate when i am connected via RDP? I would like to do some work and turn PC off or put it to sleep mode for power saving, because ...
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Use manually assigned ipv6 address

I have a /48, and from this I assigned a /64 to this lan I have a windows 8.1, which I want to use an assigned ip for outgoing adress. But I keep getting an automatically assigned address. netsh ...
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Loop in a Windows batch file

I have a problem where I need to clone one virtual machine into several machines for production. The machines have names that is assigned by variables and a rdp port is also assigned by a variable. ...
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Exception for Specific Word in PAC file

I just want to ask about the exception of specific word in the pac file. For instance, if there is a "proxy" word it would be directed to 10.10.5.10, if there's no "proxy" word it would be directed to ...
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high availabilty port forwarding in mswindows

I need port forwarding for a mswindows host, but I need something which can handle more than one target with fail over. There are no end of tools to do this on Linux/Unix (haproxy, balance, ...
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What is the advantage of moving Groups in Organization Units in AD environment beside organizing?

I know the advantage of using OUs (organizing and GPOs).with OUs you can organize your users and computers, assign group policy to them, and deligate control over a set of users and computers. But ...
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Sessionizing Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a host setup with WS12R2 and I plan to create 10 other HVMs with WS12R2 and setup services on each one and I was wondering is there a way to use the host installed OS so that when I upgrade the ...
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How to fix multiple reboot issue after joining domain?

I'm seeing that after joining machines to a specific ADA domain that the computers require you to reboot twice. Not to join domain but for any reboot ever. This only happens after it has joined ...
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How to disable Windows 7 recycling message [migrated]

Some months ago, after some Windows patches (I don't know which one caused it), I started getting a recycling pop-up when deleting files. It doesn't happen every single time but it does happen most of ...
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Unable to connect to internet with Azure point to site VPN

I setup azure point-to-site vpn. I chose the location as Western Europe, I also used Google's DNS servers in the setup. I created a certificate, uploaded it and then connected to the VPN from my ...
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Sync DNS zones on a Standalone DNS server from a AD integrated zone

I need to install DNS services on a Server [which is a part of a domain but not a Domain Controller]. I have around 12 Domain Controllers which have DNS roles installed on them and they have around 25 ...
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Samba hides files with unicode text in their names from Windows clients

I have a few files that I synced from another server that ended up with some German (unicode) characters in their names. These files don't show up to windows clients that mount the samba CIFS shares. ...
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Testing MySQL 32-bit ODBC connection via CMD

I'm going to make a batch script to do some basic troubleshooting. Among other things, I want to test 32-bit MySQL ODBC's for connectivity. This script will run locally on each workstation. There ...
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Need help to understand why server has suddenly crashed

I'm trying to get a clue why our server has suddenly crashed. According to this it could happen when some kernel code tried to close an invalid handle or a protected handle. Any direction to ...
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Windows Event ID 4624 Repeating With Resource Not Available

We've recently started logging 4624 event IDs on our domain controllers to help track user activity. Overall this has been fine, but recently started getting these messages over and over again. ...
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How to escape pipeline char in Windows shell?

I need to specify a regular expression that includes | character to findstr command: processtext.exe | findstr /R "Hello|Bye" How do I escape it? \| does not work. Quotes fix issue with pipelining ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - does the RDS licensing mode revert back to default after a license's grace period ends?

In my Remote Desktop licensing manager, I see that I have two licenses installed: Windows Server 2000 Server - Default provided TS CAL per device Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2 - Temporary TS or RDS ...
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Cannot change dcom permission on Windows x64 2012 R2 datacenter

Cannot change dcom permission on Windows x64 2012 R2 datacenter. The component is 32 bits. I start the config running mmc comexp /32. I can change it, but Windows won't save the configuration. I check ...
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Setting up pfsense on a small business network for firewall use

I have approximately 20 machines that will all be on the same subnet with a pfsense firewall. I have no experience with pfsense, so I am just starting out. I have the following configuration: The ...
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Connecting via RDP changes performance options for all users

I recently logged into a Windows server (virtual machine) via RDP, with the Windows Remote Desktop client, and due the fact that I am currently working from a small, under-powered laptop, all the ...
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Deleting sub-directories from multiple parent folders in Windows

I'm looking for a script in Windows that will delete subdirectories older than 7 days but for multiple parent folders, I don't want to list them one by one in my batch file. My folders are structured ...
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Disk2vhd : error during copy. The error could not be performed due to an I/O error

I'm trying to convert a fully patched, Windows Server2008 R2 system disk into a VHD by using disk2vhd from Microsoft Sysinternals. Every time, the conversion fails with error during copy. The error ...
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Setting HomePath to EmployeeNumber as a variable

We are planning to use the EmployeeNumber user attribute in AD to create the path to each user's Home drive. Reason for this is that AD user names are currently based on last name, which changes often ...
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“Removable Storage Access” Group Policy and RSAT

I've seen that there is a capability with Group Policy to prevent users from writing to USB drives. ...
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Packet capture via cmd

I want to know if there is a tool that I can use to script out packet captures (command line) without having to install anything (and preferably not even pcap). This is for Windows machines; the tool ...
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applicationhost history with shares configs

We currently have an IIS setup that uses one applicationhost.config for two servers, this works fine and changes are shared without a problem. The only problem we have is that the #:\inetpub\history\ ...
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Windows 2008 SP2 x32 is rebooting every 800 minutes , how to know why?

This is becoming a nightmare, we have no clue on why this server is rebooting each 800 minutes. This issue started on the night from 05th to 06th of January, so it is a kind of present. I come form ...
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Establish FAST encrypted channel between linux client and windows server

I am trying to setup windows server for FAST encrypted channel support to test OTP pre authentication in kerberos. I have already tested on linux machine by deploying KDC using krb5-1.12.1 source ...
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Alternatives to Kerberos for passwordless server access

I have a bunch of Linux servers and three Windows servers 2008 R2. I would need a solution which would enable passwordless SSH login from each of those servers to all others. I could do this by ...
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Lock custom APN

I need to lock APN settings of a Mobile Broadband Connection on a number of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows RT machines. We are using a custom APN and can't let users (no administrator rights) change ...
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Microsoft windows 2012 clustering

I have 2 hardware servers with Microsoft windows server 2012 R2 standard. One of them is our production server and running on it our application. I was thinking to configure the second in a cluster to ...
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Windows Server 2008 reboots when DHCP server is down

I have two Windows Server 2008 servers. Both of them have static ips, both of them are domain controllers. The first one run a server based software, the second one is our dhcp server. Some times the ...