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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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Tortoise Git seems to connect then refuse my connection: git did not exit cleanly (exit code 128)

I had been using Tortoise Git from my windows PC to connect to GitHub as well as a local server. One of my OS drives failed (raid 0) so now I'm tasked with getting it back up to speed. I've been ...
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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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Block or disable Ad-hoc connection

Is there any GPO or registry setting to block Ad-hoc connection in Window XP and Window 7. Please note that, We can't block Wireless connection, as user goes out of Office, for meeting client. I have ...
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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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Error code 0x80070035. The network path was not found

My system is connected with a local LAN connection with 30 PC's. I'm not able to access the shared drive in the network, but I'm able to ping the IP address in which the drive is present. I have ...
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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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Slow Network Discovery

My problem is simple: network discovery is way too slow when using Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. I have hunted around the Internet only to find guesses as to the real problem, with no ...
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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 ...
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Making a kerberos keytab in Windows

I am writing a pGina plugin to get AFS Tokens and a Kerberos TGT from our kdcs at login, while writing I noticed a 'feature' of kinit being that it wont let you provide any input unless its from the ...
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DFSR: Break large replication group into multiple smaller replication groups?

Is there a way to break a very large replication group into smaller replication groups while avoiding a huge backlog while it re-syncs or verifies the files in each smaller replication group? I have ...
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alfresco, tomcat crashes on startup, no clues in the logs

I have installed an alfresco community edition 4.0 on a Win 2003 R2 with 3GB of RAM. I've used alfresco for some hours, i've created a user, uploaded some documents. But now, restarting it, tomcat ...
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How to use remote desktop to a proxy server that's using Forefront TMG?

I need to get a proxy server going and I have a VM with Forefront TMG installed on it. Problem is that to access the proxy server (which I can't see, ping or access through the network) is only ...
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Cygwin and /etc/fstab.d/$USER

I'm unable to see mounts defined in /etc/fstab.d/$USER without running a mount --all command. I'd like to see them whenever I open the bash shell. Here's what I'm doing: echo ...
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Connect to workgroup computers by name behind ASA 5505 with VPN

We have a Windows workgroup sitting behind an ASA 5505. All clients receive their IP assignment from the ASA. VPN is set up and we can connect to the local LAN and connect to the machines by IP, but ...
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Get ALL certificates installed in a Windows 2003 box

It seems that one of our Servers has a certificate that has expired, unfortunately we cannot find it, in other words, it's not in the local machine store or any of the personal stores of any of the ...
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Good Perfmon Counters for Initial Troubleshooting

I increasingly deal with users who complain there "computer is slow" or that "it takes forever to load" on the laptops we provide (fairly standard build of Windows 7 32-bit with Office 2010 and a few ...
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Wireshark like app for embeded Windows CE

Greetings Im looking for a standalone wireshark like app that I can run on a embedded Windows CE device in order to debug some network issues. Is anyone aware of such a thing. I know version 5 has ...
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Is it possible to set up a pptp server in windows via console?

I want to be able to turn a machine into a pptp server from commandline so that it can be scripted, is this possible?