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samba issue when files or directories created

I have a samba server setup on debian 7 / samba 3.6.6, the problem is as follows; If one creates a file or a directory in a share from a linux client box, the file or directory has the proper ...
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Mapped Drive still appearing after remove and update GP on windows

My domain is windows 2012. And several common mapped drive and OU level mapped drive as well. I've already removed some common mapped drive and update the GP as well as checked by restarting my pc as ...
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w3wp process using 100% cpu and not attached to any of the application pool

SharePoint server 2010 is having 2 w3wp process which is not attached to any of the application pool in the system(IIS -> Worker Process Not listing) and not listing using appcmd command. But it is ...
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Access google app engine webservices from another device in network

I am trying to gain access to a Google App Engine web service (non puplished), from another device, but it just keeps loading and eventually giving me a timeout error message: ...
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unable to boot ubuntu or load from flash drive

I have a windows 10 and ubuntu 14 dual boot on a test server. After I restarted windows, the grub boot loader does not load up - I have tried pressing Shift when booting the server but no boot up ...
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Windows Management Framework 4.0 via GPO

I'm planning to set up a PowerShell-Masterserver. In order to do that I want to make sure that every Computer and Server running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 has PowerShell 4.0 installed. To ...
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Identifying change to disk block level

I have a problem :) I would like to identify how much change there has been at block level to a particular disk. I am looking for something that can take the equivalent of a "fingerprint" of the ...
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How to install Ubuntu remotely on a windows machine?

My client is located in Ireland while I'm in India and he is not very familiar with Linux machines and we need to set up a linux machine so that we can set up an apache server on his machine there. He ...
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SSH with Putty as proxy server

I have one restricted network with a Windows machine and one less restricted network with a Linux machine. I'm only able to initiate connections from the Windows machine to the Linux machine through ...
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can't access one specific OS over vpn, using locale ip

My situation: 2 physical servers. server 1 has a windows server 2012 running. server 2 runs esxi 6.0, with two versions of windows 10, lets say windows 10 1 and windows 10 2. before today, ...
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PowerShell - Simple local security CmdLets

As of 2015, are there any simple CmdLets, either in an MS module or a community project, for managing roles and permissions and ACLs, as easy to use as the old DOS commands, e.g. net localgroup? I ...
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windows could not start the service.ERROR 2

I am working on a windows server 2008 R2 .I have created some services for my VB6 application in server.But when i am trying to start the service, an error popup is coming saying windows could not ...
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Tomcat 8, Kerberos authentication

I'm configuring kerberos for a tomcat server. Before I call the web application support company I would like to know if I'm doing the correct steps since it's my first time. The domain has 2 zones, ...
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VPN connection drops after ~23 minutes

I have set up VPN server (PPTP) on Windows Server 2012, I connect as a client from a Windows 7 PC and after roughly 23 minutes the connection drops, redials and connects fine. There are no ...
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Pause the Windows Task Scheduler

Is there a way to temporarily pause the Windows Task Scheduler so it doesn't launch new scheduled tasks in the middle of a critical operation? I have a PowerShell script that syncs an HA server to an ...
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Windows Server 2012 r2 Datacenter activation issue

I have a licencing problem on Win server 2012 R2. I want to activate windows server 2012 R2 Datacenter using MAK(which I have) with standard procedure(my computer->properties->activate windows->enter ...
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Changing content storage path for Azure pack websites

I'm wondering if it's possible to change the content storage location within Windows Azure pack websites. I want to change my existing cloud's storage from a standalone Windows file server to a Linux ...
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VPN Server in Windows Server: 2-factor with google authenticator or similar?

We would like to use windows server as a vpn server for ipsec vpn for remote laptop users. We would like to require 2 factor auth, so these users would present their windows credentials, and then ...
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How long does a Windows machine use its old SAM name after the computer name is changed?

I changed the name of a domain-joined Windows 10 Pro machine and rebooted it immediately as suggested. When the system came back up, it did have the new name (\\NEWNAME\share\ works), but WCF clients ...
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Best practices / settings to create “Read-Only” Admin role for auditors and similar

I am trying very diligently to remove as many over-privileged accounts/roles in our Active Directory and Windows (server and desktop) environment. This means retiring as many users as possible from ...
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Should each task/process/role run as its own user on a Windows server?

I know that on Linux servers, it's widely considered best practice to run each task/role/process/server/program as its own user and usually in its own group. How should separate tasks be handled on a ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - allow more time to reset password

Good morning everyone! I apologize if this has been asked - I have tried searching every where I can think of, to include the search bar here on serverfault. I work as an IT technician at a high ...
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Samba AD DC not showing Printers

I have setup my Ubuntu Server as an AD DC using Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu. When I try to access the printers share from a Windows Client I am getting an "Illegal Function" error. I tried it from Windows 10 ...
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msinfo32 /nfo emits XML with translated tags

I'm working on some system data collection tools for an application I'm involved in supporting, and have run into an exciting wrinkle. I wanted to capture an msinfo32 /nfo report as part of the ...
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Can't access Rest Api written in Java which is hosted in Windows Server 2012 (Azure)

I Can't access Rest Api calls written in Java which is hosted in Windows Server 2012 (Azure) in apache server. Within the virtual machine i can access through fiddler/browser and get the data. But ...
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Windows NFS Client Tools Doesn't Follow manage-gids

I am running into an issue with the Windows NFS Client tools, it seems that when I attempt to access a folder on an NFS share that has read permissions for a group that user is member of - but not the ...
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nginx: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host

I am running nginx on Windows Server 2008 R2 and it seems to be crashing, it also uses php-cgi with it and the php-cgi is part of the problem. After about 30 seconds of being on the page php-cgi ...
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Disable the creation of the public folder (C:\\Users\Public) in Windows answer file

I am currently working on a Windows 10 image. One of the things that are important is that no use should be able to save files on the local machine (we use roaming profiles). The problem is that I ...
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Windows Server 2008/2012 DFS won't replicate one folder

I have a problem with Windows 2008 DC replicating to Windows 2012 DC. I've been dealing with this for 6 months. The replicated folder contains 15 folders and 0 files in the root. All of the folders ...
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Audit trail for all actions taken with admin privileges

PCI DSS 10.2 says, "Implement automated audit trails for all system components to reconstruct the following events:" and 10.2.2 continues, "All actions taken by any individual with root or ...
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Send message to all logged in clients in active directory from windows server 2008

Hello I'm wondering how i can notify ALL my users that is currently logged in on their client computers that there will be a maintainance and such? the msg command does not work for me i've tried. ...
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How can I prioritize BITS protocol traffic as Bulk class without dragging interactive web applications down with it?

Windows Update (which uses the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) protocol) sometimes monopolizes our ADSL uplink. It interferes with interactive applications such as our "in the cloud" ...
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linking a local windows git repository to the aws linux git server

I want to create a git server on my aws linux server so that whenever I want to update my website in the public_html I dont have to manually transfer files to the server, I want to make use of git, ...
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Get Windows 2012 Essentials and Windows 98 to share files

I need to get Win98 and Win2012 Essentials working together - share files. We can't get rid of Win98, as we have specialized equipment connected to it (through special card), and newer windows ...
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How to pass raw Ansible params to Windows cmd without any encoding/decoding?

I'm trying to set permissions to some windows directory like this # ansible example.com -m raw -a 'icacls D:\somedir\ /grant "! ЗАО. Руководство":F' -vvvvv and get windows error about invalid ...
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Filter Services on Services.msc or Windows Services Console alternative

I'm trying to set a custom mmc for helpdesk accounts with a reduced set of our programs running as Windows Services so they can visually start/stop/manage them. Services.msc is not what I'm looking ...
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Can I use Chef for Desired State Configuration (DSC) of MSIs?

I am trying to figure out how to work with MSIs using Chef. What I would like is to have something where I can specify a product, version, and download link. Chef would then query the MSI database, ...
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Running apps on remote machine using current user credentials

I'm using enter-pssession to connect to a remote machine via Powershell. I then try to run an application via this connection on the remote machine. However, when I do this, it believes the user is ...
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mounting subdirectory with mount.cifs gives permission denied, but gvfs works

On a windows file share we have a user "drone" who is given read write permissions to ONLY access a subfolder "child": /SHARE/parent/child But is not given read/write access to "parent" (however is ...
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What is wrong with my logstash configuration?

Background I have two types of log files: output from an ETL process, and then output from a downstream processor. We call these "ETL" and "Processor" logs. The ETL logs are in their own folder ...
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DCOM Security Settings not exported with secedit

I've got a problem with exporting the DCOM-settings. I call secedit /export /cfg C:\UserAccess\config.txt This should export the COM and DCOM settings. But I don't get all of the settings. For ...
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Group Policy Application Install Windows 10

When trying to install a program from group policy on Windows 10 I am receiving an error in event viewer. "The assignment of application failed. The error was: %%65" I have found similar posts ...
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Remote desktop issue over VPN connection Windows 8 and now 10

I have recently reinstalled Windows 8 Pro and upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. Both operating systems had this issue. When I connect to the VPN connection at my workplace, I am able to successfully remote ...
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Importing 'Devices and Printers' from one server to another

I have a windows server 2003 that is in the process of getting replaced. It has a long list of printers connected; I'm looking for some method of 'importing' the printers from the 2003 to my new ...
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Windows equivalent of Linux vmstat pswpin and pgfault?

Is there a way to query Windows for the total number of pages swaped in / out and total amount of page faults? (values found in /proc/vmstat on Linux) I could only find ...
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Issue with executing net use command through telnet session

When executing net use command for mapping cifs share to windows drive. The drive is available only for that telnet session. But when i am doing it manually the drive is available permanent. ...
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Microsoft Message Analyzer and Windows Advanced Firewall ipsec tunnel packet sniffing

I am trying to view connections or attempted connections in windows advanced firewall. I have tried using the Windows Firewall Service provider however the trace does not return anything. Any ideas?
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Allow Execution, Deny Interactive login by GPO

Problem: Accounts to log into work stations are locked down tightly and unable to run nessesary applications on windows 7 stations. Saving an admin accounts credentials to elevate access is currently ...
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Proxy PAC not working

I have an insanely simple proxy pac file i'm trying to get working.. it looks like this: function FindProxyForURL(url, host) { return "PROXY 66.232.xxx.xxx:808"; } FYI, I xxx'd out the IP to ...
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Windows 8.1 SOE creation and capture

I trying to find information on Win 8.1 SOE creation/capture and wondering if anybody has ever done this and if there were any issues. I've done it before with Windows 7, the process was: Build the ...