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Windows: Network share gets mounted randomly / repeatedly

I have a weird behavior on my computer: A network share that is normally mounted though group policies as W: gets mounted again and again with the letters X: Y: Z:, and then going backward V:, U:, ...
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View free space on offline mapped network drive

We provide all of our users with a mapped network drive (H:) which we have re-directed my documents to. Using FSRM on the file server, each user is restricted to 5GB of disk space. Windows ...
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Use ROUTE to force non VPN traffic over normal connection from a single machine Windows 8.1

on my revious OS (Windows 7) I had a persistent route setup so that all the traffic to my webserver went through my normal internet connection and everything else went through my VPN. I used; route ...
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Server 2012 active directory first login [closed]

I'm beginner with Windows Server 2012 and Active Directory I've got installed Active Directory remotely on my server and after the installation is finished and system restarted now I can't login into ...
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Converting dynamic DNS records to static

In preparation to enable DNS Aging/Scavenging, one point brought up to us are our printers (have a little over a 1000) and having DNS failing to update. All Zones are Active Directory-Integrated. I am ...
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Connectivity loss between VMs on VirtualBox until DNS cache is restarted

I use VirtualBox for a lab environment with VMs running various versions of Windows. One thing that keeps happening and I don't know why (never seen it before on my VMware servers) is that DNS ...
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Using AWS, is there a way to build an AMI so it auto-joins the domain?

So we want to let developers have access into AWS natively, and when building a windows machine have it automatically join the domain and potentially add some tools, etc. Since I am used to using the ...
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How to allow user to use RDP connection to windows azure Windows Server VM instance?

I created a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM instance in Windows Azure and I can connect to it. I created a new user account for my friend (*not admin). Opened new MSTSC instance and tried to connect to ...
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WMI request (Wbemtest), access is denied to domain computer

let me explain our setup first! We have 2 site location with Cyberoam CR50ING Firewall, IPSec between the 2 Subnet. Cyberoam firewall has an AD authentication with their software linked to the ...
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Split a Scope Linux<=>Windows

Is it possible to create a DHCP Failover Cluster between a Linux(Ubuntu) based server and a Windows Server 2012R2 based server. My idea was to include a new data into the dhcp.conf data to exclude a ...
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How to enable BitLocker with no prompts to the end user

I have configured BitLocker and TPM settings in Group Policy such that all the options are set and the recovery keys stored in Active Directory. All our machines are running Windows 7 with a standard ...
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Windows remote desktop auto dysconnection due to autologin

I am working with machine that are hosting several PCs running windows 7 pro. I quite often need to connect to these PCs using windows remote desktop. This PCs need to have the autologin feature ON ...
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Configure the Routing and Remote Access Server for DirectAccess

I have 2 Windows Serer 2012 R2 DC machines. I am currently on my main which runs AD and has GUI. Number 2 is just server core and I want to setup Direct Access. However, I get this error when trying ...
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Will this work: Manage ESXi host from a guest on the same system?

I have a VMware ESXi 5.5 standalone installation here and thus need the vSphere Client to mange it. Because vCenter is a. Too complicated for just one host b. too expensive. The client is only ...
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Apache service has no access to network drive

Im trying to get a xampp installation running. In my httpd.conf i use the following DocumentRoot setting: DocumentRoot //DiskStation/Work/htdocs If i now start the apache service i'll get the ...
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How to remove “You are about to send your password information to a remote computer…” confirmation info when telnet to a windows server 2008?

When I try to access a windows server 2008 machine by telnet from command line, firstly a paragraph of information comes and need a confirmation: Welcome to Microsoft Telnet Client Escape ...
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What exactly do the two “Do not process the legacy run list” group policy settings do?

The two "Do not process the legacy run list" settings appear under Computer Configuration -> Polices -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Logon and under User Configuration -> Policies -> ...
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Windows EBS Volume from snapshot at instance launch is OFFLINE

Using Powershell launching a Server 2012 R2 machine. I can launch an instance from the stock Server 2012R2 AMI with a defined new EBS volume for d: drive, and upon boot, is online, and works fine. ...
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Installing Windows over Linux on a Hetzner server [closed]

I have a remote dedicated server from Hetzner which you can usually only install Linux on, because I haven't paid the ridiculous 25 euros/month for Windows. However, they have KVM access and you can ...
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Why does Windows Server 2012 R2 recognize a local administrator over the network for some purposes but not others?

I have researched this at length, but cannot find a solution to the specific issue I'm getting. Evidently there are a number of similar issues that regularly cause problems for people trying to ...
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Configure not to require the Range Header?

I am trying to get my WSUS server to download patches through a proxy. The proxy screws up the http header. BITS requires the range header. Is there a way to get BITS not to require the range ...
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How can I generate a non ec private key from openssl via Windows?

I'm experiencing different behavior with an openssl from a linux host and a windows host. I have a pfx that I generated via a windows ca. I use openssl to dissect that pfx to create 3 pem files (ca ...
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Windows Network Sharing - DHCP and Gateway pass through

I have several Windows 8 machines that are setup to do connection sharing over a wifi connection with switches behind a gigabit NIC. The devices behind the machines are Cisco phones and they are ...
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Reliable file transfer between three systems

I've got three systems I need to transfer files between daily: Vendor A (SFTP site) - Deletes files after 14 days Vendor B (SFTP site) - Deletes files after processing them Company Server (Windows ...
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How do Share permissions and Security permissions cooperate with each other for network shares?

Background In the past few weeks I was trying to modify the Active Directory and User Group setting in our company. However, due to the lack of the proper documentation, after making the changes ...
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Unable to backup Windows directory using Bacula

Backup and restore works on Linux Bacula's Director (DIR), File Daemon (FD) and Storage Daemon (SD) have been installed on a Linux host, a backup has been run and the files could be restored. Backup ...
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Prevent user interactive logon to domain computers

I currently have a user DOMAINJOINER (located in the WIN7Support OU) which I use to deploy Windows 7 machines. This user can Create and Delete Computer Objects in the WIN7Computers OU, that's about it ...
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What memory settings are in effect (system or user) in a Citrix Windows 2008 environment running JRE 1.6?

I am looking at a virtual desktop on a Citrix server running a Windows 7 desktop. The JRE environment control settings look like this -Xmx300m but the user environment control settings are blank. ...
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Launch Program On Windows 2008 Desktop Using Task Scheduler

I have a job scheduler that runs on a desktop of a Windows 2008 server and users process jobs through this thing all day, every day. I have a console session that I leave up so the GUI can keep ...
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Recalculate Windows inherited ACLs for hardlinks

How do I get Windows to recalculate the inherited permissions of a file? A tool (Mercurial) created multiple NTFS hardlinks to the same file from different directories. I can see them using fsutil ...
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Can I use something like a tunnel for SSH in this Linux/Windows Remote Desktop scenario?

I have a Linux server (call it server-L) which i cannot directly ssh to it. In order to ssh it i should connect to a windows server(call it server-W) and then make ssh connection from it to my Linux ...
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Powershell Get-Process negative memory value

I was making some verifications with Powershell Get-Process cmdlet and got some weird values about some processes. I tested on a server with a SQL Server Instance running and consuming 3GB+ RAM as ...
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using multiple network cards to increase a server's total bandwith in a LAN (windows)

I have a backup server that checks changes in some folders on 100 computers twice a day and copies the changes into an incremental backup. the problem is that checking and backing up all the 100 ...
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Why doesn't the time match on two Windows Domain Controllers despite resync?

In my domain there are two domain controllers, there is a gap of 3 minutes between their times and than I can find this difference between many clients (it depends on their DC). If I run this ...
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Copy specific files listed in a CSV file

I'm working in a Windows 2008 R2 Server and I'm trying to copy certain files listed in a csv file from one partition to another, headers are: ZipFile,Site.A,Site.B ZipFile column contains the ...
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Powershell Security Groups

Active Directory via powershell want to add users to a specific group. But that is a member of a particular group of users that other members do not want to be included in the relevant group. For ...
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How Do I Limit the Number of Simultaneous Connections to a Network Share?

Is there some mechanism to actively refuse connections to a network share in a Windows domain environment by using some predefined conditions on the server that hosts the share (if possible)? Let's ...
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WMI filter working for some Windows 7 machines but not for others

I'm trying to use this WMI filter for our Windows 7 64bit machines: select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (Caption like "Microsoft Windows 7%") or (Version like "6.1%" and ProductType = "1" and ...
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Windows CA and .pfx Files

What is the proper way to obtain a certificate, ca cert, and private key (aka .pfx file) from a Windows CA via command line? The way I've been doing it is I create a request file using notepad with ...
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How to connect remote client software over VPN to DVR

Junior sysadmin here: I would like to enable a remote user to view security camera footage on DVR using its client software installed on the remote machine. Software is Nuvico CMS Lite, DVR is also ...
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Can't get basic plain auth to work on lighttpd win 1.4.35-1-ipv6

I simply can't get Plain Basic auth to work on lighttpd for more than one user. I have this auth.user file formatted like this: [account_1_name]:[account_1_password] ...
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How to mass install/register software licences on windows systems?

Say I have 100 new laptops that come pre-installed with windows 8.1, antivirus and microsoft office. I purchase 100 licence keys for both antivirus and office. Is there a way to automate the licence ...
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Querying services from a remote Windows 7 PC extremely slow

When I query installed services from a remote Windows 7 PC it's very slow. With a remote Windows XP PC it's always fast. For example, from my Windows 7 PC the command sc \\pc1 query type= service ...
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Server restarted while rebuilding array, what to do? [closed]

It's a HP ProLiant DL380 Generation 7, that has four hard drives, one is dead, I suppose that another one is dead too, but is there any way to force the array to rebuild again? The server has ...
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Windows 8.1 keeps prompting for Network Share Credentials after every log on or restart

I have a Network drive Shared in a Workgroup with 3 clients. Two clients with Windows 7 have persistent connections to the Share. No issues with those two. My windows 8.1 client keeps prompting for ...
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DHCP server - No IP for computers out of the domain

I would like to know if there is a way to deny leasing an IP address through my MS DHCP server to computers which are not registered in my domain. Thanks!
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Can we install one printer that prints to different printers depending on which location/office an employee is in?

Hopefully, I'm describing this sufficiently, but let me know if there's any additional context I can provide. I work for a non-profit that has 13 different physical office locations. Each location has ...
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Site-To-Site VPN: Remote Windows Server Can Ping But Can't Share Resources?

I have a site-to-site VPN tunnel between two MicroTik routers in two separate locations. Location A where the server is located is on the subnet 192.168.33.0 and Location B is 192.168.1.0. The VPN ...
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Is it a best practice to install programs to Program Files?

We have an application that is being provided and installed by a third party company. They are charging market rate 'consultancy' fee to do this. They installed the majority of the folders in the ...
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Random Windows application crashes on Windows Server Hyper-V Core 2012

We're having some issues with our Hyper-V Core 2012 R2 installation on a HP DL360G8. We have an identical server with Hyper-V Core 2012 (not R2) that does not have these issues. When logging off ...