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Terraform: running local-exec commands as admin with vsphere on windows server

I am using terraform with the vsphere provider to provision windows infrastructure in an environment. The local-exec parishioner appears to run my bootstrap commands as a non administration user. This ...
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Making secondary Ip addres primary, without disrupting internet connectivity

I'm adding a secondary IP address with this command: netsh interface ipv4 add address "Ethernet" NewIp 255.255.255.0 After that, I want to make this address primary (default), without disrupting ...
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Restructure Active Directory Forest Root Domain

We have a forest root domain of legacy_domain.loc, and another domain modern_domain.loc which exists in a structure similar to: legacy_domain.loc ----- modern_domain.loc | ...
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Server 2012 replication error

I have 2 Windows 2012 DCs (DC1 and DC2). From DC2 replication works while from DC1 I keep getting the error "replication error rpc server is unavailable. I'm attempting to do this from Active ...
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WSUS Windows Update Client stuck

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running WSUS in the domain. I can see several Windows 8.1 computers not reporting status for over 2 weeks, and not installing any new updates, in the WSUS console. On ...
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Vagrant: inaccessible from host [closed]

I set my vagrant configuration to add Bridge networking to my VM. config.vm.network "public_network" When I try to use the assigned IP address that I got from ifconfig to ssh it says connection ...
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net computer returns “Access is denied” for admin user

While logged into my domain controller (Win2k12r2) as the admin account, whenever I try to delete a computer using the command net computer \\NAME /DEL I'm always hit with the error: System error 5 ...
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Internet Explorer doesn't resolve DNS properly

I have a weird issue with users. We are using Citrix XenApp. Users have to login through a portal. Lets call it portal.example.com. They can do this both at the company or from home. If a user starts ...
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How many members can be added to a group in AD?

How many members can be added to a Security group in AD ? Nesting or members .The total count that a group can hold the AD users.
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Windows 10 upgrade assistant stuck at 99% [migrated]

Installed Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) on a fresh PC and after installing service pack 1 started the upgrade to Windows 10. The assistant app downloads and verifies but gets stuck at 99% in the ...
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Logins to domain host fail with security database error

I have two DCs on site, and an ADFS box in AWS (for using SSO). It was working mostly alright for a long time. Then yesterday I created a new DC inside of AWS for disaster recovery. After that, ...
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Create EventLog Source using Group Policy

In our environment we want to force all our system engineers who write scripts to write logging to the EventLog. To keep track of all logging of our scripts we want to write this to a specific source ...
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Duplicating and combining transmissions over TCP in Windows

I have a program, on socket S1, which I would like to send a message over TCP to socket, S2, the same message is then somehow sent to two my devices on S3 and S4 (they both listen to unique sockets). ...
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Windows RDP connection fails within 30-60 seconds of successful connection

Myself and several other users are having issues staying connected through an RDP session to one of our servers. Server lives in a subnet behind a proxy (cloud-based) Users connect to network via ...
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IIS_IUSRS Can Access a File, but Application Pool Identity User Cannot

I am trying to understand IIS file permissions. A given file has "full control" permissions for IIS_IUSRS. But it seems all Application Pool Identity users cannot access the file. (I have noticed ...
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scp to Windows2012Server running Microsoft's OpenSSH-server port, fails with `Broken pipe`

Just installed Microsoft-blessed's OpenSSH Window port and it works great for ssh sessions from Linux clients: andrew@debian:~$ ssh 55.55.55.55 The authenticity of host '55.55.55.55 (55.55.55.55)' ...
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What is difference between .\, (local), localhost, and computername in windows?

I had a question regarding the different ways to pull up the servername when trying to access a database located on your server. What is the difference between .\, (local), localhost, and ...
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Certificate Not showing on the Web console

On a Windows 2008 R2, with an AD level of Windows 2008 R2 We need to create a cert to allow user/admin to enroll via the Web service page (https://CA/certsrv/) On CA, right-click Certificate template ...
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Windows Firewall - Management of hundreds of servers

At the moment we are managing Windows Firewall on servers manually, on a one-on-one basis. This works but is cumbersome, for example if a change is needed for a new agent or something it's painful to ...
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Is it possible to have abbreviated subdomains on an intranet

I don't know a lot about DNS. So I am wondering if the following is possible: We would like to have subomains that we internally can refer to without the last part of the domain. Example: We have ...
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windows server essentials media pack

I have a server 2012 r2 essential build that is already up that is set up on a workgroup. We cannot use a domain controller for this environment. I am wanting to install the media pack, can I do this ...
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check_nrpe: ssocket time out after 10 seconds

I have a Nagios core setup in my environment for monitoring Windows, Linux servers etc. Recently i have configured a physical and swap memory monitoring using the plugin ./check_nrpe for windows ...
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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 ...