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Windows Network and Installing Applications to SourceServer directory

I have been asked to help with a school's network, specifically installing applications across workstations, but I am not sure how their current scheme works. On the main server, there is an 'Apps' ...
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Can Onedrive be linked to a server based home directory?

At the school I work at we currently give every user a mapped drive to their home folder on the file server, all controlled through Active Directory. We also have a heap of users using iPads, which ...
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whats the general process for using a smart card in truecrypt?

I'm a little confused with how to deploy truecrypt our environment I purchased a few smartcards (ACOS5) that are supposedly compatible with truecrypt however i'm unable to make it all work due to ...
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How to index document files in NAS storage?

I'm currently developing an application that have to index document files (.pdf and .doc) which are in NAS storage. After that I want to query them over the application. My customer does not want to ...
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Is there a way to disable throttling on AppFabric

AppFabric has a concept called 'throttling': When physical memory becomes low on a Windows Server AppFabric cache host, the cache host can enter a state called throttling. The cache cluster will ...
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Can I make Windows 7 process the IPsec INITIAL-CONTACT message?

Windows 7 seems to ignore the IPsec INITIAL-CONTACT notification described in RFC 2407. Is there a setting to make it process the message? When Windows receives the notification, it should delete its ...
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Monitor trap is received from agent

I have an agent that monitors windows event log and looks for service up/down messages, and sends these messages as trap to zenoss. The agent is set to be run in windows scheduler. The agent is ...
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Linux: serial port forwarding via RDP to Windows machine

I'm trying to redirect serial device on /dev/ttyUSB0 to RDP session with Windows (XP or server 2003) through FreeRDP or rdesktop. Like this for example: xfrerdp /a:serial,COM3,/dev/ttyUSB0 /v:server ...
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Can lighttpd be configured to spawn it's own instances of PHP on Windows7?

Currently, this is how I start PHP and lighttpd and it works fine: start /b php-cgi -c .\php-debug.ini -b 127.0.0.1:521 start /b LightTPD.exe Once and awhile PHP crashes and I get 503 errors ...
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How to slow down ftp upload on windows 7

I have an application that uses ftp on windows 7 or 8 and it fails trying to upload a file (time out, server sends back RST packets so it's definitely the server that's unhappy) to a specific server. ...
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Windows Server 2003 ODBC Drivers

I have ran into a problem with Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005 using ODBC Drivers. Here is my following scenario. I have an application that currently uses ODBC System DSN's to connect to a ...
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Windows 7 & Windows 8 VPN Client for Netgear FVS318

The Netgear FVS318 Reference Guide (ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/FVS318v11_Refguide.pdf) states: The PC must have a VPN client program that supports IPSec. NETGEAR recommends and supports the ...
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IE: Cannot disable Settings button under Browsing history via group policy

Windows XP Pro SP3, IE8 (8.0.6001.18702), within local gpedit.msc I did the below: User Config/Admin Temp/Windows Comp/IE enabled: disable changing temporary internet file settings User ...
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ACL mask assigned when a group member creates files/directories on a Samba server from Windows effectively make them read-only

Home directories are shared by Samba running on CentOS 6.3 with the following configuration: [homes] comment = Home Directories read only = No inherit acls = Yes ...
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SQL Server 2005 on Windows 7 along with SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition

I've installed SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition in my Win 7 notebook. The Express Edition doesn't have SQL Profiler enabled. Thus it's hard for me to debug my SQL 2005 applications. I have a ...
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Windows file compare (FC) spurious differences

I'm getting differences like this: a.txt Betty Davis Cathy Edwards b.txt Betty Davis Cathy Edwards There are only two lines listed in the diff (which doesn't ...
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csvde doesn't import users

I have a small problem as I'm a server manager beginner, I installed a Domain Controller on my Windows Server 2008, and I created three OUs, now I'm trying to add users to each OU via csvde command, ...
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SharePoint Online Office Map

I'm setting up an assets list in SharePoint Online with all the information for Computers, Monitors, Phones, and other things. What I would like to do is add a Room number that links to the office ...
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Disabling all write (cd burning) permissions for a specific group of users on all CD/DVD drives mounted in Windows XP Pro SP3

I want all users within 'Restricted' user group (Windows XP Professional SP3) to be able to read from CDs/DVDs they insert. I don't want these users to be able to burn any CDs/DVDs using CDRW/DVDRW ...
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Prioritize One Network Share Over Another And/Or Cap Network Share Traffic? (Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise)

One of my fileservers is a hyper v VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. The NIC in the VM maps to a 1 GB NIC on the host that is dedicated just to this VM. I have two shares on the file ...
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processor queue length high iis server .net windows intel

I have a 2 core server (2 x 2.66 GHZ INTEL Xeon) w/ 8 GM Ram and 50 GB 15,000 RPM HDD space. This is a VM running w/ VM ware and is running Microsoft Server 2008R2. We have had some performance issues ...
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Any way to analyze Windows Server 2008 perfmon logs on a Windows XP system?

The server I am analyzing is Windows 2008 and I collected the logs locally. Is there any way to read them on my XP desktop, rather than on that production server?
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Squid on windows loadbalancing only to one server

After thousands of googles and trying days i cant get the load balancer/failover in squid on windows to work. Iam using squid 2.7. My webservers are 2 single NIC lighttpd and one dual nic lighttpd. ...
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IIS: hostname breaks website

I have a Azure WindowsVM with a IIS. Everything works fine until i add a hostname in the bindings. Then I get a 404 error.
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Can samba authentication be coupled to file encryption? What about WebDAV?

I'd like my NAS (Buffalo LinkStation Pro running Linux 2.6.31.8 #1 Fri Jun 8 11:07:30 JST 2012 armv5tel GNU/Linux) to share an encrypted filesystem to the Windows clients as transparently as possible. ...
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Disable Clipboard Mapping for RDP VPN Users

On Windows, Terminal Services configuration allows you to enable or disable 'Clipboard Mapping' for RDP. However, is it possible to selectively enable or disable this? i.e. If I want to enable ...
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Is there a utility for Windows that can be used to throttle network traffic/induce dropped packages?

I am attempting to simulate the behavior of my application under less than favourable conditions. Is there a tool that allows me to slow down my network connection by capping bandwidth, introducing ...
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High availability setup with 2 tomcat servers in Windows

I am trying to set up a high availability setup(not load balancing, only HA) with 2 tomcat servers. When I google for information, I get tons of links with apache+HAProxy+keepalived setup for linux ...
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Is there is a hard or soft limit on how many different, untrusted domains can be linked to a single federated domain controller

I need to find out if there is a hard or soft limit on how many different, untrusted domains can be linked to a single federated domain controller
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Precenting ISP IP leakage using VPN gateway service

I read a post here on serverfault detaling a procedure to re-route gateway traffic to a fake gateway to prevent ISP IP leakage if VPN dropps. My questions to adapt this prcedure to my specific needs ...
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How can I get a windows server to collate and email 4 daily reports/graphs for server performance

I run a windows 2008 webserver and would like to setup the most basic performance monitoring in the world. What i would like is: a plot of ASP.Net request time for each w3wp process for a 24hour ...
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VPN worked with Vista client, but breaks with Win7 client

I have a VPN with WinServer2003 on the host side and Vista (x64) as the client. The Vista client (192.168.0.nnn) connects daily to the VPN to backup all the machines on the host side (10.1.nnn.nnn). ...
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Browsing (Ubuntu) Samba shares, logon prompt doesn't authenticate

Setup Have an Ubuntu server here with several Samba shares for Windows machines. Have multiple Windows machines which authenticate with samba to group shares and one public share. All working ...
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.NET not processing an XML file in IIS

We have 2 servers, 1 already configured with .net which works fine and a new one which appears to be configured the same but when I open an xml page in Internet Explorer it complains about the <% ...
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Windows Centralized Log Subscription

Does anyone know how to setup the windows Centralized log? because i've followed a bunch of tutorials and i can see the server in Runtime Status, but only the server hosting the centralized log sends ...
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Considering MySQL on SSD with NTFS and Windows 2008

My company is considering migrating our MySQL data from an HDD array to an SSD, possibly the Intel SSD 520 series. We have a fairly large set of databases, some with upwards of 100 million rows, so we ...
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PowerShell Remoting: No credentials are available in the security package

I'm trying to use the following script: $password = ConvertTo-SecureString "xxxx" -AsPlainText -Force $cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential("domain\Administrator", $password) ...
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Only allow domain logins using TeamViewer

TLDR How do I setup TeamViewer to only allow logins that authenticate through Windows (domain controller), while disallowing any other login method? I recently started a system administrator job ...
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windows 2003 server-Processor or User counter not found (Proc: -1, User: -1

Windows 2003 server we are getting error message in the eventlog Processor or User counter not found (Proc: -1, User: -1) Can anyone help me on this issue
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NIC Teaming , Multi-Homed, Active/Passive

I'm fairly new to NIC Teaming.. So I apologize if I’m not making any sense while describing this. I’ve, of course, set up plenty of simple Active/Active NIC teams for our servers without any issues ...
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Remote desktop session freeze and disconnect

Problem: Intermittent rdp session freeze up. Effects most user RDP sessions not all. Some times the freeze may disconnect the RDP session and reconnect. This can happen 1 or 2 time per day or may ...
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How to breakout Reverse DNS Zones

I've inherited a Windows network with Windows server based DNS and there are issues, such as not being able to update PTR records, etc. So, I am at a branch office with our own AD domain and DNS on ...
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What could cause a group of machines to fail loading secure web pages only when assigned certain IP addresses?

I have about 20 cloned machines running Windows XP Pro SP3. Three of the computers are experiencing an issue where clicking the 'Proceed to checkout' button from the amazon.com shopping cart causes ...
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Dell Latitude 2120 Netbook - Restore

We currently use Dell Latitude 2120 as our In-field Netbooks. One has been returned to us in a real mess and I thought the easiest option would be to "Restore to Factory Settings". Apparently that's ...
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Windows SBS 2003 SP2 freezing after installing Trend Micro WFBS

I'm new in charge of a server running Windows SBS 2003 with SP 2. First thing after I got in charge of the system was to update the old WFBS 3.7 to the current version. Now the users reporting that ...
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Using RRAS to route network traffic through a VPN to the internet

I was hoping someone could help me setup a RRAS server to provide the following functionality. CLIENT --> RRAS SERVER --> VPN --> INTERNET I've managed to get the client talking through the RRAS ...
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mysql error on xampp 1.7.7 for windows

All of a sudden my XAMPP installation is playing silly buggers when I try to Cake bake. I get a recurring error: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 6 Error on delete of 'C:\xampp\tmp\#sql...MYD' ...
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How do I Install fonts on Windows Web Server 2008 R2

I would like to install Arial on to our web servers. Just need to add, this is because we generate reports server-side and make them available in a number of downloadable formats (Excel, PDF etc), ...
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Where are task scheduler event files stored on Windows Server 2008?

I tried setting up triggers in Task Scheduler Windows Server 2008, but Microsoft needs to fix a bug that I documented on Stack Overflow. So I can't use triggers until they fix this bug. Basically ...
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Windows Sharing requires password

I have 3 machines on my local network Machine A , Machine B and Machine C OS on all machines is : Windows 7 64bit. Sharing Permissions on all machines : Everyone ( Read/Write ) no domain. Sharing ...