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Auto restart services with PRTG

I have PRTG monitoring my servers and network. Some of my servers are Windows-based, and I would like PRTG to auto restart services in case they are stopped. This can be done using the WMI Service ...
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mod_wsgi not working on Apache 2.4.12 64 bit on Windows 7

I'm running Apache (Haus) 2.4.12 64 bit on Windows 7 64 bit. Python 2.7.9 64 bit is installed. Apache is running flawless if I don't try to load mod_wsgi. I downloaded mod_wsgi.so from this site. I ...
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Disable SSLv3 on Windows Server 2012

I have disabled the SSLv3 on Windows 2012 sever using the following method: http://blog.brankovucinec.com/2014/11/13/disable-the-sslv3-protocol-on-microsoft-windows-servers/ Around the same thing is ...
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Re-install ADCS CA Certificate & CRL on Workstation

I installed Active Directory Certificate Services and created a Standalone CA. Everything went fine and it automatically installed the CA certificate and CRL on all my domain workstations. On one of ...
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If there a way to know the IP address of a machine when I use “\\” to access to?

I normally access to an organisation shared folder by typing \\someserver in Windows run command, Is there any method to know the IP address of the server that I am accessing to?
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Integrated Auth working randomly with ADFS server

We have a working ADFS server that is allowing some users to authenticate to a SP through WIA, but some folks are being directed to the ADFS login page for the RPT. Users can then log in there and ...
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Disable DHCPv6 client in Windows

I don't quite understand the link between 4 parameters related to IPv6 stateful and stateless autoconfiguration used under netsh int ipv6 set interface command context in Windows: advertise ...
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Is it Possible to Install Windows Service Pack from ISO Image?

We know that it is possible to directly install Windows OS (or any OS) using ISO image without extracting it to a local folder by an end user. I am using Oracle VirtualBox for creating multiple ...
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Windows - mount network drive with client-side read/write caching from Linux storage server

Is there a way to mount network drive on Windows with client-side read/write cache enabled? In my case drive is guaranteed to be mounted by 1 user, and performance is way more important than ...
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How to create apt repository on Windows?

We have Windows server (1) with Internet access and Windows server (2) without Internet access in PAN. Also we have Linux machines in PAN (Debian, Ubuntu, ...). Linux machines must be up to date, but ...
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WIN 2012 DNS Issue

I am troubleshooting an issue with the dns server on the main DC in our forest. I ended up at this point while trying to get a second controller up and running. Current results for dcdiag /test:dns ...
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Windows Client Auto Logon After Logoff

I've seen this done before and I'm trying to figure out how it was accomplished now that I've had the opportunity thrown in my lap. Or more like it was placed there by me since I saw an opportunity to ...
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How to install Windows Redis with Sentinel 2.8.x on a developer machine?

I'd like to mimic our higher level environments that are hosted on Googles Compute Engine. Typically when you pull the trigger on GCE Redis you get 3 Redis/Sentinel linux machines, one set as the ...
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Running tasks as SYSTEM in DC

I have some Powershell scripts which make some procedures with users in AD, like cmd-lets 'Set-ADAccount', 'Add-ADPrincipalGroupMembership' and stuff like that, basically make changes in AD, in a ...
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IIS 7.5 FTPS stops working when disabling TLS 1.0

Trying to get a windows 2008 R2 server to the latest PCI standards, which require disabling of TLS 1.0 FTPS stops working once TLS 1.0 is disabled. TLS 1.1 and 1.2 are enabled and all other SSL ...
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Windows Server 2012 foundation not asking for user login

I am having a problem with a Windows Server 2012 Foundation Computer. It's a new server which I have just set up. For some reason, which is not clear to me, the server is not requiring computers on ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Prompt on accessing network resource from server hosting resource

Here's an odd one that I've not been able to crack. For my home lab setup, I've got two near identical physical servers that run Windows Server 2012 R2. The goal of my home lab setup is to be able ...
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Windows 7 x64 Enterprise all network printers greyed out on reboot

We've got a bunch of network printers on SL7 running CUPS. These are distributed via GPP printers. This all works with older images. In the last week or so, new installs from the same base image are ...
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Batch File to Automatically Install List of Drivers without User Interaction

At work, one of the tasks I am responsible for is resetting computers to their factory settings and installing the updated drivers. Lenovo makes this easy with their System Update tool, but Dell and ...
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Is it possible to create a delayed start dependency on something other than another service?

I have a service that starts delayed (auto), and I want to create a dependency on a WMI query. It would query WMI and wait until the query returns true before starting the serivce. Is that possible?
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Why is 2002:: an invalid IPv6 addresss?

I'm currently learning IPv6 and during a test I tried to configure an interface with the global IPv6 address 2002:: and failed, stating that is an incorrect address. And I have noticed that if I try ...
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Deploying Client Software via GPO - Will server reboot affect?

I have deployed a MSI file via a GPO to one of my AD OUs. For an MSI to install via the GPO, I know the clients need to be rebooted. I have planned a reboot for the clients, but I was also planning ...
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Create a Windows shortcut on Unix [duplicate]

I'm looking for a tool that will allow me to create Windows shortcuts on a Unix (BSD) machine. Can anyone point me to one? Thanks in advance.
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How to see what last batch was run on windows

Is there a way to see what was the last batch (something.bat) run on windows? I was in a folder which contains lots of batches, as I was opening them one by one by right clicking and selecting ...
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Windows Server IPP Index Page Formatting

I am trying to automatically add printers to linux clients using cups so unfortunately I cannot make use of GPO printer distribution in this case. I've enabled IPP printing on Windows Server 2012 (I ...
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nginx on Windows always return text/plain

I'm using nginx 1.6.2 on Windows (development machine) and I have an issue where it will always return a text/plain value for the Content-Type header of any file. This is a problem because then ...
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Find Windows Update Given GUID from windowsupdate.log?

When I look through the C:\windows\windowsupdate.log I see events like this : Added update {19a3a735-8458-4b6c-baa8-eef88e4058cf}.201 to search result How can I map a guid given in this way to an ...
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Windows 8.1 No picture password option, despite enabling in policies

I want to enable picture logon to domain-joined Windows 8.1. However in Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options, there is no option for that, but unhelpful "Some settings are managed by your system ...
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Powershell: A parameter cannot be found that matches

I am new to the Powershell world. Below is my first script $sServer = "Fully.Qualified.Computer.Name" $os = Get-WmiObject -class Win32_OperatingSystem -computername $sServer $object = New-Object ...
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Use Powershell to start a GUI program on a remote machine

There are two Windows 7 machines setup on the same network. I enabled everything needed so that they could communicate with winrm. When I run the following command: Invoke-Command -ComputerName ...
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unattend file not working with any language pack

We have a fully automated system (custom built and not via MDT or anything like that). Anyway, its been working fine for years and now a requirement has ocme in to add some language packs...but, when ...
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Windows 2008r2 server recovery, blue screen reboot loop

I don't have a system image to recover from or a backup on this server. It wasn't an important server to start out so it never was added into our backup process. A couple of nights ago, we lost ...
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makecert.exe incorrectly reports duplicate certificates when using -is flag

I created a self-signed certificate that I then loaded into the Trusted Root Certification Authorities folder. This certificate acts as a trusted root for websites on my workstation. I am using ...
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WMI Processor Filtering Preventing GPO Software Installation?

I've been battling this issue for a few days. I've been trying to deploy Symantec Endpoint Protection for a few days. I created a GPO and linked it to a WMI Filter so that it would only target the ...
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Windows Phone 8.1 client unable to connect to Ubuntu VPN server (L2TP with IPsec)

I have set up an L2TP + IPsec VPN server on my Ubuntu server (14.04.2 64bit) using openswan. I got it working with Android and Windows 8.1 clients, though Windows 8.1 required some tweaking. When ...
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Create and Manage Windows NFS Shares for Linux Clients with AD Authentication

I have a Windows file server that I would like to create NFS shares on. These shares need to be accessible by both Windows 7 domain clients and Linux clients (Red Hat 5 & 6) using Samba/Winbind ...
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Powershell service creation with ad credentials logon error

Powershell service creation with ad credentials issue I use the powershell below to create a service running with AD credentials. However when I run it I get an error messgage (also below). If I ...
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windows - what causes a running service report event ID 7011?

I wrote a service (c#) that monitors user activity, it worked all good until someone seems to find out a way to break it, and I need your help to find out how. - service runs under Local System ...
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How to make a Windows service start before another at Windows startup [duplicate]

Is it possible to make a Windows service (third-party one, I don't control its code) to start only after a service I own? I need that to connect to a device which is blocked by the third-party ...
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How to use Group Policy to force user compliance

I need recommendations for using group policy to restrict a user's computer/network access until the user takes an action, in this case acknowledging he has read an acceptable use policy. The user ...
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Load balance and contingency server

everyone. I'm having trouble setting up a load balancing/contingency server. My scenario: I have 2 servers (Windows 2012 R2 machines) to run an application in ASP.Net/C#. My problem: Would I like to ...
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Windows registry key 'FilesNotToBackup' with 'DFSR Replicated Folder…' values?

Our Windows File Server (2012 R2) has many values in the "FilesNotToBackup" registry key setting DFSR Replicated Folders exclusions, like this: Microsoft doc here Most of the exclusions are right, ...
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Adding registry values to all users on domain

I have four registry values I would like to add to both HKCU and HKLM for all users connected to a network domain. Currently we are manually running a batch file on each of the computers when ...
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Unattend.xml getting overwritten during first boot

I'm building images for OpenStack with KVM using these tools: It works beautifully in generating a Win2KR2 image, and I get a qcow2 image that boots nicely using Horizon and a KVM compute node, ...
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unable to change environment variable using setenv()

I have an a member server with a windows PDC with active directory. Security=ads. I am trying to set an environment variable(credential cache) using C: setenv("CCACHE","cache_name",1); However, ...
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Windows 2012 R2 start button not working over RDP

It seems that when I RDP to some 2012 R2 machines, the start button seems to become un-responsive (Highlight doesn't even appear over the icon). Failing over to ye'old ALT+Home still works a charm ...
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Prevent users from changing the system time on windows

I don't want users to be able to change the system time. For this, I have set the Group Policy "Change the system time" to include only my Administrator account. I want to know the validity of this ...
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How to redirect IIS logs to windows event logs in windows 7

I am using windows 7 OS with IIS 7.5 I need to redirect the IIS log files to the Windows Event Log. In IIS 8.5 there is an option to perform the above operation, but I require that to be done in IIS ...
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Windows remove DNS server

I have a DNS server that is misbehaving. Some of my windows machines only have 2 dns servers server01 192.0.2.1 server02 192.0.2.2 Some of my windows machines have 3 dns servers server01 ...
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Bitlocker device name change

When imaging our PCs we generally create a temp name for our facilities to change the device name to whatever particular department fits their needs. The issue is we can't send out any devices without ...