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20Mbps WAN limited to 10Mbps over IPSec Tunnel

We recently upgraded a remote site from a 10/10Mbps fibre to a 20/20Mbps fibre link (it is fibre to the basement, then VDSL from the basement to the office, roughly 30 meters). There are regular large ...
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reg query inside unknown keystring

Is there a way to reg query into an unknown keystring? What I mean by this is if I do reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\ the entries will ...
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Windows network folder directory list inconsistent when viewed from two different client machines

I am on a corporate network using Windows. There is a network share provided by a NetApp appliance. When I log on to two different machines and view the network drive, I see inconsistent directory ...
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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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Windows 2012 Server, DNS resolve host for client

I've been looking for way to resolve host name for client on Windows Server 2012, just like if I added it to hosts file of the client workstations running Windows 7/8. In hosts file I would add ...
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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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How to add bunch of admin accounts to 20 Windows 2012 servers

Is there a quick way to add bunch of admin accounts to 20+ Windows 2012 servers? It would be way too cumbersome to rdp to each server and add accounts to the local admin group.
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Network get very slow at noon everyday [closed]

My network gets very slow every workday starting at noon until around 1 PM. No updates are planed during that time. What could be the possible reasons why this is happening?
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Windows 2003 error 2902 “server is the owner of this FSMO role, but does not consider it valid” after DCPROMO run

I am in the process of adding a Windows 2008 R2 DC (MTC2008DC) to an existing legacy Windows 2003 SBS domain, with a view to decommissioning the old server. There is already one 2008 DC in the domain ...
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SMTP doesn't work on distinct machine [closed]

I'm trying to setup TLS e-mail on remote machine, but it doesn't work. Trying to send e-mail on my local machine (Windows 7 x64 locale ru-ru): 16:33:18 CONNECT : Looking up host name ...
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Error with cwRsync on Windows 8

I've installed cwRsync on my Windows 8 machine and tried to rsync files to remote server with the following command: rsync rev/ user@ip:~/.tmp --rsh ssh --recursive --delete --delete-excluded ...
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Passing Linux NFS traffic through Windows Server 2008

We are developing an embedded device that runs on Linux and uses NFS mounts to aid in development. We are working in two private network spaces (172.16.x.y and 192.168.0.n). The 192 network contains ...
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AWS EC2 Server can not access a fileshare over a VPC VPN using the machine name

I have a windows server on EC2 that is connected to my office via VPN. I'm having an issue connecting to file shares over the VPN. I'm able to connect if I use the IP address for example if I use ...
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Hibernate Windows Azure VM (IAAS)

I am a developer and use an Azure VM for my main development platform. To save the company some money I thought I might shut it down at weekends etc. but often I have many programs etc open that I'd ...
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Migrating Windows DNS from server to server both 2012

From my understanding if both servers have AD as a DC with DNS, the DNS is migrated automatically. The main server(old one) is a DC but the new one is just a DNS server. So in this case is there a way ...
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Terminal Session Targeting by IP Range broken

We have a group policy preference to connect terminal server users to the printers at their site with Terminal Session Targeting for an IP address range. It works well for users that use the IGEL thin ...
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WSUS on split network

I am trying to find out if this scenario is possible, here is the situation: We have several remote sites that can have their own WSUS server and force the clients to connect via the subnet they are ...
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Confused about SSL certificates needed for Windows proxy

I am completely new to security, and I'm confused about what kind and how many SSL certificates I need. I have a REST API server running on a windows server 2012. It's currently listening to HTTP ...
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wbadmin incremental backup fails on every week days

The backup strategy of my office works like this. Incremental backup of workingFolder everyday (except fridays) at 4.00 AM. Full backup of workingFolder every friday at 4.00 AM. All incremental ...
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samba public share on ubuntu 14.10 not working no matter what i try

I have a share folder in this location and im trying to share using samba (Version 4.1.11) in ubuntu 14.10 /media/aravinda/f6c682f3-5271-4f2b-99e8-93aa3bd39990/share ...
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Unable to join win 7 machines to a domain running Server 2003

I am fairly new to server administration, but have worked with computers a long time. I am experienceing a problem I have never had before; I am unable to join any new machines to the domain because ...
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Finding and patching OpenSSL Apache on Windows

I have seen that they have released updates for OpenSSL. I am running a Apache on Windows. If I run "OpenSSL version" it reports "OpenSSL 1.0.1i 6 Aug 2014". This was a complete solution install, ...
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Windows 2008 Permission Issue: One User Can Open PDF Document And Another Cannot

I don't really know if this is the correct place to ask this. We have a Citrix Application that is hosted by a Customer at their company. A portion of the Application opens a PDF Document so that ...
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iis 7 asp.net deployment problems

I am trying to run an asp.net website in a windows iis7 locally(I am trying to create an intranet for my site) on machine that is going to be running the site for an intranet. I seem to get the ...
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Audit policy being overwritten by “something”

I'm installing vendor software which requires account auditing to be enabled on our DCs. The problem is Audit Policy is not being pushed. Checking secpol.msc shows Windows Settings->Security ...
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Make DNS server know of it's ADDC server

I have a problem and haven't been able to find an answer for it on the googles, so now I ask you I have 2 servers: Server A, ubuntu 14.04, running DNS/DHCP through bind9 and isc-dhcp-server Server ...
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Batch script to increment the text file ans also the value inside the file [closed]

I have a text file Foo.txt which contains value content0. I have to create a batch file which increment the text file like Foo1.txt, Foo2.txt.....Foo5.txt and also the values in the file content1, ...
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Why is remote desktop still not working?

I regularly use remote desktop to connect to PC's at work instead of going an physically sitting on the machine. We have 2 new computers, 1. Windows 7 2. Windows 8.1 ... I'm trying to connect to them ...
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Windows default sound scheme using GPO

We have 50 windows 7 clinet computers in an AD OU for which we need to change Windows Default Sound Scheme to None. How this could be accomplished using AD group policy?
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Double-clicking on file opens wrong executable

For several reasons, my Windows users have several versions of an executable file in folders scattered around their computers. Because they are not technically versed, they have opened the wrong ...
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Trouble overwritting a locked EXE

Running into an issue that I've been banging my head against for a while now. We use a shared executable located on a network share. It's an in house system and we occasionally update it. Recently we ...
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Locking directory structure

As the title suggests, I'm trying to lock the directory structure for a folder-hierarchy. Multiple (W7) users access shared projects on a (QNAP) SMB NAS (ACL & Auth against AD). When new ...
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Why does Windows XP run applications from network shares so much more quickly than Windows 7?

I have multiple clients that run all sorts of (mostly badly-designed) software off network shares. The design of the software is such that it's intended to do so - the server runs the database locally ...
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Disabling the prompt to “Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder” (e.g. via GPO)

http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/950934 describes the manner in which, when a member of the Administrators group uses Explorer to navigate to a folder to which the Administrators group has ...
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Delete cached copies of roaming profiles older than x days?

Several of our workstations are shared between multiple (30+) users. Every time one of them logs off, a cached copy of their user profile remains on the computer's hard disk. This is convenient and ...
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Why network drive is not accesible after reboot?

I have set a network drive on a Windows 2008 that is used by a scheduled task to read some files. After Windows update, server is rebooted and network drive becomes inaccesible for the task. What ...
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Windows Updates taking a long time to install

I manage a WSUS server for a large number of servers in a shared environment. Recently I noticed that despite the scheduled install time configured via the local gpo of many servers, they were not ...
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How can I install a .ISO in a windows environment over Group Policy using Windows Server 2013

I want to install the Office Multilanguage Pack 2013 with SP1 64bit MultiLanguage Proofing Tools but it is only supplied as a .ISO I think I can only install the Programs over Microsoft Group Policy ...
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How to see what Windows registry and file system changes happened after a software install?

I'm solving a problem - I'm installing software on Windows and it makes the system unstable for some reason. Windows starts crashing soon after. I want to know what changes it made to the registry and ...
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WSUS not downloading updates (timeout)

Windows Server 2012 Standard 64bit When I start the WSUS service, this error shows up in Event Viewer: The WSUS content directory is not accessible. System.Net.WebException: The remote server ...
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Windows printing Port monitors provide insufficient status information

When printing to a network attached (TCP/IP) printer, the Windows port monitor close the session to the printer immediately after sending the job. It only received subsequent confirmation of printer ...
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Access RDS internally with same domain name as externally

I have a network setup with a 2008 R2 AD domain called internal.domain.org. Our externally hosted website uses www.domain.org and domain.org. I'd like users to be able to access our RDS ...
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Looking for Ideas and reasons to move from a single log on script to Group Policy

So currently our senior VP in IT has a single log on script that is run via ADUC and does things like install 3rd party updates, maps networked drives, inventories computers, copies files to desktop, ...
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Query EXE details on multiple server

Is there a way to query the details for an EXE file via command line? (existing Windows tool or PS, etc) Specifically I would like to check the File version and Product version.. The GUI equivalent ...
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Openwith.exe in process list multiple times unknown why

I know this is related to finding a program to use in win8+. I'm trying to migrate a server application from a 2008 R1 server to win2012 R2. Is there a way I can figure out where the openwith.exe ...
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Reuse old domain controller IP address

We currently have 2 Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers, and I want to replace one of them with a Server 2012 R2 DC. I also want to reuse the IP address after I demote the old DC. What is the ...
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BitLocker Already Configured Issue

System Configuration: Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Disk Configuration: RAID1 We have a newly built system that is joined to a domain and has the proper GPOs for BitLocker already setup. We ...
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What happens when I “offline” a disk and is there a difference between diskpart.exe and the disk management snap-in?

What actions does Windows take when I "Offline" a disk in the Disk Management GUI? What actions does Windows take when I "Offline" a disk in Diskpart? Are there any differences between the two ...
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Accessing a Windows network folder from the internet

I want to access a network folder on my Windows Server 2012 (which runs in a datacenter and has its own external IP) from the internet. I can access the folder from the local network (using the ...
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March 10th Patch Tuesday appears to cause SQL Server client connection problems

Since applying the full set of patches on a Win 7.1 Pro desktop and a Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Azure server running SQL 2014, SQL Management Studio (2008 and 2014 versions) won't connect to the SQL ...