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wmic query fails with “NTSTATUS: NT_STATUS_BUFFER_TOO_SMALL - Buffer too small” error

I have a class that creates an object in WMI and I'd like to query it from a linux machine running cacti using wmic. If i run the query I get an error, see below: /bin/wmic ...
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How to remove unnecessary Installer files from Microsoft Office Installer?

I am trying to deploy Microsoft InfoPath 2013 using SCCM. InfoPath was only ever included in the MSOffice 2013 installer, not as a standalone. (I think there is a 365 standalone now days, but we don't ...
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Logical Drive 1 Fatal Error System Logs

When a Client Backup starts on my 2012 Server Essentials, it fails and I receive the following error in my System log: Logical drive 1 of array controller B120i [Embedded] returned a fatal error ...
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DEP acting differently on different servers

We have 2 different servers running Windows 2012r2 that are configured the same (as far as I can tell.) On one DEP is turned on and our app is added to the list of exclusions and it works fine. One ...
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IIS Performance Issues with Flat Files (html, css, js)

We're running an Windows 2012R2 VM with IIS 8.5 with the purpose of serving out flat files, no ASP.NET or other dynamic content is in use. The server is configured to map 5 sites to the same IP & ...
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Log file in Topbeat

I am new to Elasticsearch and Topbeat tools. When I start the topbeat service and look through my browser by typing localhost:9200/topbeat-*/_search?pretty, I get data about my system. But I want ...
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Preventing system clock from auto-updating in Windows Server 2012

I'm working on a project right now where as part of testing I have to move the system clock to far-off future dates. There are two servers involved in the project: an app server and a database server. ...
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Windows Service Account Log on as Batch doesnt set appdata

I have a small C# console application the does some logic that I want to run as a daily task. This applicaiton saves some information in the user settings (%appdata%\local) to remember some ...
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Events not visible in Event Log viewer

Last weekend a server crashed, during the investigation I noticed that in the immediate run up to the failure we saw a large number of a specific event in the application log. In an attempt to ...
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WSUS Sync Failure in the middle of synchronization

The WSUS sync with upstream server starts fine and all of a sudden fails in the middle of synchronization: Sync failed: IOException: Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing ...
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TCP tuning for DPM on Windows 2012

I've got a pair of servers on opposite ends of a fast (1-10Gb depending on the server) but higher latency (40-60ms) link. Various network tuning options have been set resulting in iperf3 yielding ...
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Mac OS 10.10 users connecting smb shares can't be disconnected

So we have a bunch of windows file servers (2008 R2 and up) sharing up content using windows permissioning (SMB not AFP using Active Directory users). Sharing files across the network works ok until ...
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Local user profile is created on Windows server when user accesses a shared folder on that server

I have discovered that several of our file servers have a handful of local user profiles (i.e. in C:\Users on the server) for users who obviously don't have permission to logon directly (interactive, ...
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Amazon EC2 instance lacking libraries when installing WAMPP server

PROBLEM I've been using Amazon EC2 for the past six months and once in a while I need to create another instance. I'm not a Linux user so I always go for the Windows ...
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Authentification methods for non-public facing websites

We have two different kinds of websites in our company, one of those are public-faced websites where users have to have access without serverbased authentication (anonymous auth.) and other websites ...
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How to allow FTP on Google Compute Engine Windows VM?

All of the Google Cloud Platform instructions seem to be about setting up FTP in other OS like debian, etc. Connection just times out. On the Windows 2012 Server, I have setup FTP in IIS properly, ...
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Does FTP service (IIS 7.5) on Windows 2008 R2 support kerberos authentication?

I have configured http service on IIS 7.5 for kerberos authentication. And it works fine. I have checked from linux box # klist Ticket cache: FILE:/tmp/krb5cc_0 Default principal: alex@EXAMPLE.NET ...
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Ping buffer size and time to respond on Windows HP Blade

I can see different time to respond when using large ping buffer size for one of our HP Blade servers. When using default buffer size, time to respond is the same on all servers. As a first step to ...
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Difference between Level 1 Oplock and Filter Oplock

As I know, there are 4 types of Opportunistic Locks: Level 1, Level 2, Filter, and Batch. For me, Level 1, Level 2 and Batch Oplock are not so difficult to understand, but I still don't understand ...
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IP Multicast between Windows and Linux

Our team is developing linux/windows applications for our network that are talking to each other via multicast. We had it working when we only had linux boxes on the network, but we recently added a ...
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How do I extend the timeout value for long-duration playbooks ran against Windows servers?

I have Ansible playbooks that can transfer files to Windows servers. I have Ansible playbooks that can run small PowerShell scripts. But I cannot get an Ansible playbook to run a long-running ...
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Windows service control commands for non administrator user

we have two environments, staging and production, both running a windows service. we use a build server to deploy a certain windows service via MSDeploy part of the build steps is running a CMD ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 IE Refuses to Load Java Plugin

We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine that we're using as a Remote Desktop Services server for our employees. It has the "RemoteApp" feature set up so that everybody can run our pre-configured ...
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HTTP Requests to directory with Client Certificate Authentication result in 401.2.5 response code?

I am in the process of upgrading a Web Server from Windows 2003/IIS6 to Windows 2012/IIS8.5. So far so good, except for one thing. I have a Web Service that works on the original server, but when I ...
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iis 8 basic authentication 404 error

I deployed a .Net application on Windows Server 2012. The application works fine when no authentication is enabled(with anonymous authentication). When I enable Basic authentication, the site ...
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Unable to connect to Network Adapter (Cellular Data)

I have a number of Fujitsu Q702 Tablets that have been very problematic with regards to connecting to a mobile broadband connection (via SIM Card). These used to work fine up until a few weeks ago. ...
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Copy EFI partition and BCD store to a second drive

I'm attempting to set up dynamic boot partition mirroring on GUID partition table (GPT) disks as part of making a bootable mirror of a Windows system drive. I am following Microsoft's KB951985 but I ...
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VRF-like multiple routing tables on Windows

Does modern Windows kernel support some kind of VRF-like (or Linux network namespaces) multiple routing tables? I am considering a Windows server with 5 NICs. Every NIC attached to its own VRF ...
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How/where does one get a version of the OSSEC agent-auth application that will run on Windows?

I have successfully configured an OSSEC server running on Ubuntu in AWS. I have also successfully automated Ubuntu AWS instances automatically installing the OSSEC agent and connecting to the OSSEC ...
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openvp client “spoofing” server with IPv6

An openvpn client (windows 64 bit -presumable windows 8-) is connecting my OpenVPN server normally. After connecting, it is routing all it's vpn related traffic through the vpn, natting (seems to be ...
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Is print job data stored locally or on the server side when I use a Windows print server?

I have read Why use a print server? and it does not indicate the location of print job data. When I restarted the local printer service today to fix a problem with a stuck job, all jobs disappeared ...
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Will a service use windows credential manager when running as that user?

I've installed some generic credentials into the windows credential manager. I've also installed a service that runs as this user account. Will the service have access to use these credentials? I ...
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Self Hosted application on Windows Server 2008 R2 only works on localhost

I'm trying to install a Go Git Service on a Windows Server 2008. I already installed the aplication and the service under a dedicated user and I can access it from the server (localhost:3000) but I ...
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One slow SMB/CIFS share causes slow and laggy network performance to or from fast ones in Windows 7

Windows 7 SP1+ (Ultimate), connected to both local network Samba (latest stable versions) over Gigabit Ethernet, as well as a VPN'ed Samba share that goes out over my ISP link (1200 kbps uplink). All ...
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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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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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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 ...