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Failover server for EC2

I have one Amazon EC2 instance of Windows Server which is running application with SQL server. Our users from On-premise use RDP to login into this server using Elastic IP and do their work. I want to ...
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Backup Exec 15 not restoring files; error E0001215

When trying to restore a (small) file from backup, I am presented with the E0001215 error, which tells me that there is not enough free space to define the restore job. It advises me to go to the ...
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Best practice: Should I always install a fresh OS for new employees?

I had an argument with a superior about this. Though at first glance the prior user of a laptop only did work in his own documents-folders, should I always install a new OS for the next user or is ...
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OpenVPN Server on Windows does not accept connections

I currently have a strange problem with my OpenVPN Server. I am using OpenVPN 2.3.11 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The problem is that after a while (between 5 and 10 hours) after the OpenVPN ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Migrate Spanned volume

I have a server that allows you to boot Windows from a USB drive. I want to setup Windows on that so that I can make use of the other 500GB hard drive. MY question is this. If I install Windows to ...
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Windows 10 Pro Sharing/Samba Speed Throttling?

Does Windows 10 Pro file sharing (aka Samba) throttle its speed? Mine seems to cap out at exactly 25 megabytes per second. My Windows 10 Pro machine is directly connected (via crossover cable) to a ...
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Windows 2008 User CALs on Windows 2012 Server

We are about to upgrade our Domain Controller from Server2008 to Server2012. We have User CALs that we currently use for our Server2008 DC. When we upgrade to Server 2012 can we continue to use those ...
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EFS and Always Encrypting new files

I have an issue where files are not always being encrypted. I did a right click and set to encrypt all and subfiles and when files were dropped they kept being encrypted. As of right now, new files ...
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How To Configure OpenSSH on a Windows Server 2008 to authenticate against Active Directory

I have installed OpenSSH 7.1 on a Windows server 2008R2 which also is an Active Directory Domain Controller. I need to login with SSH on this machine using credentials from Active Directory e.g., ...
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Mount VHD as ReadOnly

So I have the following scenario - two servers, one is Web server, another is a Backup server. Both running Windows Server 2012 R2 I have a mapped drive on Web referencing Backup I have a VHD I ...
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Restricting NetBIOS Access

There is a Windows Server in the domain. It has folders NetBIOS shares for users to access. It also plays the role of Remote Desktop via RDP. How can I keep all of these services advertised but ...
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Is Port Knocking/SPA practical on a Windows server, or generally considered unnecessary?

I've been intrigued with the concept of port knocking since college, but have never heard of it being used outside of college, for many reasons which are mostly discussed here (including the comments)....
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Server 2008/2012 (R2) group policy scheduled task not applying

I am at wit's end and totally confused. The goal is to take group policies(one per day of a week) and set a scheduled task which will trigger a reboot on that day at a specific time. So I made them (...
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How to create a symmetrical Host - VM setup

So I'm in a rather annoying situation where about half of the work I do requires a Linux based environment to work on, and the other half requires a Windows based environment. Unfortunately I need to ...
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Determining what windows firewall rule is allowing traffic through

How can I determine what windows firewall rule is letting traffic through for a particular service? Windows firewall log does not indicate what firewall rule is being applied.
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Windows Server 2012 issue with User logins and User Profile Disks

Currently having an issue on a server that is impacting all users. When any user logs in they are brought to a temp profile. I have tried all of the fixes in regards to the registry profile list, as ....
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Start Process as normal user powershell

I'm creating a powershell script that does some automatic setup of new computer deployments. I'm in a situation where I want to launch an executable as a regular non-admin user from an elevated admin ...
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How to mount a block device with no partition table in Windows

The filesystem starts from sector 0. I have an encrypted container on the host and want to pass decrypted media to the windows guest as a single physical device that is intended to be mounted on guest....
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Windows Server Sync?

Looking to see if anyone has knowledge in this. Currently I am trying to set up 2 windows 2012 servers, to synchronize the files in C:\Company\Record of each machine. For example. Machine A makes 06-...
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How do I keep 6 Hyper-V machines in sync?

Our build server setup looks like this: 6 x Windows Server 2012 R2, physical machines, each running: one Hyper-V Windows 7 VM each basically using all the resources of the host When we need to add ...
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Microsoft Azure Remote App User Folder Permissions

We are exploring Microsoft Azure Remote App as a solution for running a Windows-only version of Quickbooks in our Mac-centric environment. This solution meets the objectives of extending application ...
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Windows C++ : Recommended fast communication

I have a windows programm with a custom DLL running inside. In this program i want to send a signal, then later save this signal to a mysql database. I currently call an apache server on another ...
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Is it possible to update existing SQL Server 2014 Express with Advanced Services RTM to SP1 using the SP1 SQLEXPRADV_x64.exe?

I'm creating an installer that configures a SQL Server instance, and I'm trying to allow for it to update an existing installation if it is RTM. I tried with /Action=Upgrade with no success. Same ...
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Undelete windows 8 files/directories

User accidentally deleted directory with firm data on laptop with Windows 8. I booted Ubuntu liveCD but using : $sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util ...
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Looking for assistance with basic AppLocker setup

I'm working on implementing AppLocker, but I'm running into some issues with turning it on. I have a single OU with a single server and single GPO linked. This GPO has only the following AppLocker ...
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Does the 260 character limit still apply to path names in Windows Server 2016?

does anybody know if the annoying 260 character limitation still apply to Windows Server 2016? As far as I know this will be fixed in Windows 10 with the anniversary update coming this summer. But I ...
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Set Low Disk Space email alerts for windows 10

I want to set email alerts for my disks, so that if there would be 30GB free space then I will get an email alert. I found some solutions for windows 2008 but they didn't work for me in Windows 10. ...
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Windows Server 2012 DHCP not working sometimes

Currently on my network I have Windows Server 2012 setup with DNS, DHCP, and Squid Proxy. Most of the time when my clients connect to the network the DHCP server won't hand them an IP address, leaving ...
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How to find when the password for my Active Directory user account will expire? [closed]

I will be out of office next two weeks. May I check from my domain member workstation when exactly the password for my Active Directory user account will expire. I use Windows 8.1. My user don't have ...
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Terraform: running local-exec commands as admin with vsphere on windows server

I am using terraform with the vsphere provider to provision windows infrastructure in an environment. The local-exec parishioner appears to run my bootstrap commands as a non administration user. This ...
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Making secondary Ip addres primary, without disrupting internet connectivity

I'm adding a secondary IP address with this command: netsh interface ipv4 add address "Ethernet" NewIp 255.255.255.0 After that, I want to make this address primary (default), without disrupting ...
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Restructure Active Directory Forest Root Domain

We have a forest root domain of legacy_domain.loc, and another domain modern_domain.loc which exists in a structure similar to: legacy_domain.loc ----- modern_domain.loc | ...
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Server 2012 replication error

I have 2 Windows 2012 DCs (DC1 and DC2). From DC2 replication works while from DC1 I keep getting the error "replication error rpc server is unavailable. I'm attempting to do this from Active ...
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WSUS Windows Update Client stuck

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running WSUS in the domain. I can see several Windows 8.1 computers not reporting status for over 2 weeks, and not installing any new updates, in the WSUS console. On ...
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Vagrant: inaccessible from host [closed]

I set my vagrant configuration to add Bridge networking to my VM. config.vm.network "public_network" When I try to use the assigned IP address that I got from ifconfig to ssh it says connection ...
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net computer returns “Access is denied” for admin user

While logged into my domain controller (Win2k12r2) as the admin account, whenever I try to delete a computer using the command net computer \\NAME /DEL I'm always hit with the error: System error 5 ...
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Internet Explorer doesn't resolve DNS properly

I have a weird issue with users. We are using Citrix XenApp. Users have to login through a portal. Lets call it portal.example.com. They can do this both at the company or from home. If a user starts ...
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How many members can be added to a group in AD?

How many members can be added to a Security group in AD ? Nesting or members .The total count that a group can hold the AD users.
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Logins to domain host fail with security database error

I have two DCs on site, and an ADFS box in AWS (for using SSO). It was working mostly alright for a long time. Then yesterday I created a new DC inside of AWS for disaster recovery. After that, ...
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Create EventLog Source using Group Policy

In our environment we want to force all our system engineers who write scripts to write logging to the EventLog. To keep track of all logging of our scripts we want to write this to a specific source ...
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Duplicating and combining transmissions over TCP in Windows

I have a program, on socket S1, which I would like to send a message over TCP to socket, S2, the same message is then somehow sent to two my devices on S3 and S4 (they both listen to unique sockets). ...
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Windows RDP connection fails within 30-60 seconds of successful connection

Myself and several other users are having issues staying connected through an RDP session to one of our servers. Server lives in a subnet behind a proxy (cloud-based) Users connect to network via ...
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IIS_IUSRS Can Access a File, but Application Pool Identity User Cannot

I am trying to understand IIS file permissions. A given file has "full control" permissions for IIS_IUSRS. But it seems all Application Pool Identity users cannot access the file. (I have noticed ...
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scp to Windows2012Server running Microsoft's OpenSSH-server port, fails with `Broken pipe`

Just installed Microsoft-blessed's OpenSSH Window port and it works great for ssh sessions from Linux clients: andrew@debian:~$ ssh 55.55.55.55 The authenticity of host '55.55.55.55 (55.55.55.55)' ...
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What is difference between .\, (local), localhost, and computername in windows?

I had a question regarding the different ways to pull up the servername when trying to access a database located on your server. What is the difference between .\, (local), localhost, and ...
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Certificate Not showing on the Web console

On a Windows 2008 R2, with an AD level of Windows 2008 R2 We need to create a cert to allow user/admin to enroll via the Web service page (https://CA/certsrv/) On CA, right-click Certificate template ...
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Windows Firewall - Management of hundreds of servers

At the moment we are managing Windows Firewall on servers manually, on a one-on-one basis. This works but is cumbersome, for example if a change is needed for a new agent or something it's painful to ...
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Is it possible to have abbreviated subdomains on an intranet

I don't know a lot about DNS. So I am wondering if the following is possible: We would like to have subomains that we internally can refer to without the last part of the domain. Example: We have ...
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windows server essentials media pack

I have a server 2012 r2 essential build that is already up that is set up on a workgroup. We cannot use a domain controller for this environment. I am wanting to install the media pack, can I do this ...
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check_nrpe: ssocket time out after 10 seconds

I have a Nagios core setup in my environment for monitoring Windows, Linux servers etc. Recently i have configured a physical and swap memory monitoring using the plugin ./check_nrpe for windows ...