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Windows Dynamic DNS Update Sequence

I'm trying to get the Windows DDNS update sequence straight in my head. Here's what I think happens: Windows Client == DHCP Discover Windows DHCP Server == DHCP Offer Windows ...
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i can't manage file and storage services in server manager. other services are fine

I have a windows 2012 R2 server. I had turned on the file and storage services role and was able to configure a single share in server manager. A few days later I wanted to create another share but ...
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EFS file access problems

in my organization, i have a deadline to deploy EFS using AD CS, and i am working with a single windows server 2003 box, which is the Root CA, and is the same server responsible to certificate ...
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Character encoding of file names with autoindex at webserver on windows

I have set up a webserver on windows 8.1. Now i am having problems with the character encodings of links: There are directories and file names containing german umlauts (ä ö ü ß). The autoindex ...
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Install New Relic using SaltStack on Windows Minion

How can I install New Relic on my Windows minions via SaltStack without having to RDP into each Windows minion? I found some New Relic documentation for installing via the command-line on Windows, ...
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VPN, routing and bridging two networks together

I have a site which I can VPN into via a Cisco RV082 10/100 8 Port VPN router. The IP address subnet on the LAN is 192.168.3.0. One Windows machine on this network contains two network cards which ...
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What could be the cause for outbound TCP/IP traffic beeing blocked while ICMP is still working?

On a Windows Server 2003 there is a strange issue. Every 6 hours the server don't accept outbound TCP/IP traffic while inbound traffic working fine. If the problem occurs I can connect with RDP to ...
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Chef gem_package not using the binary path

I'm trying to install the gems "sensu_plugin" and "mixlib-shellout", on a windows server 2008r2, from a recipe. In this last one, I have the following code : %w{ sensu-plugin mixlib-shellout }.each ...
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Change network connection without hanging a program

I have a program on a remote computer that I run and if I change the network by specifying another gateway and dns address in the adapter proprietes the program works as usual, no problem will occur. ...
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Reconnect Windows Network Drive after network connection has been established

User uses a piece of software (simple database and front end app) that connects to a database stored on another workstation, by way of mapped drive. This mode of access is supported by the software ...
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SQL Server 2012 permissions from AD group login not refreshed until server restart

We have some IIS sites which runs under Managed Service Accounts (Windows Server 2012). Theese MSAs are members of resource groups in Active Directory. We are using resource groups as logins in SQL ...
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adamsync.exe /sync is failing with “Naming Violation”

I am trying to synchronize my AD LDS instance (localhost:50006) with AD DS entries (basically trying to get user and computer accounts from AD DS so that I can use windows security principals in my ...
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Displaying the Linux Apache directory format on Windows

I've got a website hosted on Apache on Linux, and we need to migrate it to Apache on Windows. Unfortunately, we have utility programs which parse the directory listing Apache provides to explore the ...
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ASP.NET Webapp Works as Full Website, but not as Application

I have a fairly simple ASP.NET (targeting.NET 4.0) web app, which is used as a dynamic request form. I have tested this and it is working as a Web Site within IIS 7 running on Windows Server 2008 R2. ...
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truncating compressed files on some browsers

I am experiencing a weird file truncation issue on downloads from my site. I am using Azure IIAS with two Application Request Routing servers on a load balanced Azure endpoint. Those ARR servers are ...
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Is there a group policy or permission to create local shares?

I have some custom windows services which need the ability to create and remove local shares. In trying to lock down security, I also don't want to run the services as administrators. Is there a ...
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Limiting users to logging onto Samba domain only from specific machines

I have Samba setup and running nicely as a primary domain controller with roaming profiles. Currently users can log on to the domain controller from any machine in the network. However, I want to ...
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Unable to git clone to disk mouted as SFTP drive

I'm under Win7 and trying to git clone rep to my Z: disk. Disk Z: is mouted via SFTP (connecting to local FreeBSD server) using SFTP Net Drive Free utility. When I'm trying to git clone to my local ...
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How can I block this traffic I see in wireshark?

I have an application running on my Amazon EC2 hosted windows Server-2012. The application listens for devices to connect to it on a number of ports. This application (known as s.exe) on occation ...
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Windows - user must change password on next logon: “current password” and “new password” boxes do not appear

I have a SBS2011 domain and Windows 7 laptops. I created a user on the domain, set a temporary password and ticked the box to force the user to change password at next logon. Sit at the user's desk ...
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Does a full Windows Server backup also backup “previous versions” created by VSS?

Let's say I have volume C:\ with VSS enabled, and there is some file C:\somefile.txt, which has been around for a while. Today, I remove C:\somefile.txt. Since VSS is enabled it's still contained in ...
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Folder Redirection Creates New, Local Folder

We have folder redirection setup for an already existing infrastructure. When we turn on the redirection for clients that already have data they get redirected to the server but also get copied to a ...
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Strange behavior of Windows Server 2003 task scheduler

I've got a task, which runs fine while launching it with "Right click / Run" in the scheduler, but fails with a weird "SQL Server login fail" due to bad login while ran automatically at specified ...
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Graphing/Aggregating IIS Logs from Windows Azure

I've got IIS logging etc enabled in my Azure Web Roles - so they're there in case i want to reference them, but i'd like to pull them all in to somewhere central and run stats across them to get ...
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Intermittent, successful reads between .Net application on Windows 2008 to an Isilon over SMB2 taking 30 seconds

We have a .Net 2.0 application that reads files off an Isilon share using SMB2. Normally, we have sub-second performance. Between 0 and 2% of the requests, take 30 seconds. The problem appears to ...
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ARP Tables on Windows vs Linux

I noticed on Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7 that IP multicast groups joined by a computer are recorded in the ARP table as static addresses automatically. However, the same ...
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Deleting a file over SAMBA, server is seeing 1MB/s upload

Server: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit. Client: Win7 professional 64 bit. Creds: account on server. no domain, no kerberos. Samba config: stock. shares have very simple access retrictions like writeable on, ...
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Firewall rules between windows cluster

I have been given the task to define firewall rules between 2 Windows clusters. The first cluster hosts a clustered middleware application and the second cluster hosts SQL Server. The 2 clusters are ...
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Prevent user deleting directory junction

I have a setup where there's a directory junction in a network share which points at a directory outside of the share. No matter what permissions I set, the user is able to delete the junction ...
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Speed up Eclipse over X server

In my job we have tight security rules, so the development environment is all virtualized. Each developer has a workstation with Windows XP and Citrix Metaframe. From the Metaframe, the developer ...
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Resizing partition with DiskPart using desired and minimum options is unsuccessful

I have a few systems I want to shrink the primary (and only) partition to about half of the disk and then create a new partition in the newly available space. The disks are 500GB. I want to script it, ...
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Connecting Windows 7 client to NT4 server share in AD domain

I'm attempting to get Windows (XP+) clients to talk to an NT4 server. All machines are joined to an active directory domain. Domain logins work everywhere and authentication works between all machines ...
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Windows OpenVpn: client doesn't see another machines in network

I have configured OpenVPN server on windows server 2008 and client on windows 7. Connection between them is ok, there is a server default gateway in route table (192.168.0.1) but i can't see another ...
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SSL Handshake takes 10 seconds in LAN but not in WAN

Here is the structure we have, 3 servers in location A (172.22.25.X) and 3 servers in location B (192.168.140.X). One of the 3 servers in each location creates an SSL connection to the other 4 ...
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Access deny on Sharepoint 2010 's search service application

We have done migration from Sharepoint 2007 to 2010, configured its Search Service. After that the Search service found default web application setting that was created in first step of 2010 ...
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Is it possible to view a user's certificate store while signed in as a different user? Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm currently migrating a Jenkins server and I need to install a certificate on the new machine for some of my builds. The problem is I'm not sure on which store to use and no one remembers the ...
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How do I completely remove VirtualBox from Server 2008 R2

I'm having network problems since I installed VirtualBox on a Windows Server 2008 R2 64 bits machine. I tested with iperf and the speed suddenly goes to zero for a couple of seconds once every 1 to 3 ...
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Difference between “Security Configuration Manager” and “Security Configuration Wizard”

I want some clarifications about differences between SCW and SCM. strictly Speaking when I use SCM baseline for specific Server Role (domain controller, ftp server, ...), I get for example 200 gpo's ...
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Checking Statement of Health (NAP) info on Linux using Dhcp and Radius

I have a Linux DHCP server and windows clients. I want my DHCP server to assign an IP address from a network let's say 10.6.3.0/255.255.255.128 if the client has it's firewall enabled or an IP address ...
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FTP File Locked

We're having an issue that only started last week, where files on the FTP are being locked. The site is an asp site. The main asp file, as well as all files referenced as an include file on that file ...
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Windows User State Virtualization guide

Microsoft have a concept called User State Virtualization (USV) this is a solution based on redirecting some of the profile folders to a central server. For laptops it also means using offline files ...
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Configure IIS To Send “text/html” In Response for IE11

The updated version of Internet Explorer in Windows 8.1, IE11, has the following User Agent string as per this: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Trident/7.0; rv:11.0) like Gecko Our website is ...
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Windows Filtering Platform blocking packets for legitimate traffic

I am running into an issue with traffic from a webapp server to a database server being blocked or filtered. I have allowed inbound and outbound traffic on the needed ip and port with a firewall rule, ...
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Powershell Script Hard drive Inventory

I've created a script to get hard drive information from our servers. The script use WMI to query the Win32_LogicalDisk class and returns "Size (GB)", "Free Space (GB)" and "Free Space (%)" for each ...
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setting up Apache2.2 SPDY mod on windows

I have set up an Apache mod SPDY server on Ubuntu 13.04, but I need to do it on windows , because I have a proxy software that only runs on windows. I tried the wiki page for the official SPDY mod ...
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Multiple connections using multiple IP addresses to same PC

Background: I have a network management application (like Nagios or OpenNMS but not either one) under testing that requires all managed devices to have individual IP addresses ie. SNMP traps received ...
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How to bind CIFS server to virtual IP in Windows Server 2012?

I'm a unix guy who is new to clustering with Windows. I have two Windows 2012 servers that have the StorNext clustered filesystem mounted as drives on each. If I try to add the File Sharing role, I ...
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How to remove DB2 9.5 from a 2-machine Server 2008 R1 failover cluster?

I've inherited a 2-machine Windows Server 2008 R2 failover cluster and need to remove (uncluster?) DP2 9.5 WSE prior to a DB2 upgrade - IBM recommends a db2 uninstall/new install rather than a db2 ...
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Configure the “Remote Desktop” RemoteApp in TSGateway / RDWeb

We have an installation of TS/RDGateway with the RDWeb IIS installed. The "Remote Desktop" tab is also configured, but it lacks an option for "/multimon" but DOES let users configure their ...
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Win2003 share being lost/dropped intermittently on Win7

Several Win 7 64 bit workstations are randomly losing connection to one of our shared drives from a Windows 2003 server. 1) In Windows Explorer for example trying to access \caedc1\Macshare results ...