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Deploying Ossec HIDS Windows Agent via GPO

I am trying to deploy OSSEC agent to about 100 Windows 7 boxes through GPO on our AD. I understand that I need to create and MSI from the EXE and import the specific client.keys file for the windows ...
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Can't establish PPTP VPN windows 8/8.1

I am having an issue where I keep getting either error 800 or 807 whist trying to connect to a VPN server via PPTP on Windows 8 and 8.1 pro. The server itself is Synology's VPN Server running on a ...
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HTTPS Certificate error

I have a telephone system in my office which hosts its administration interface on a local webserver secured by https. When I try to access the interface I always get a certificate error, even after ...
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Moving data across countries securely [closed]

Currently planning on moving data from a number of remote sites across to our head quarters in Germany. The data is too large to replicate/copy over site to site VPN so I'm going to have to do this ...
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Seemingly Random Components on DL380 G5 No Longer Work After Applying Updates

I have a DL380 G5 running Windows Server 2008 R2 that just had two update bundles applied to it and as a result I have several crucial components that no longer work. The update bundles that were ...
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Copying files with tilde has odd behaviour

It's pretty simple to replicate. Create a folder with file "ABC123~1.txt" Create a folder with file "ABC 123.txt" Try to copy the file from the first folder to the second... windows asks if you ...
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Giving AD user accounts admin access on specific machines

Is there a way to give domain based accounts administrative access on specific machines and not others? I can control access and rights to which machines a user can log in to and what their ...
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Hosts file to block a website [closed]

I have seen a blog saying that we can block some websites using our hosts file. I have tried the same (shown below), but failed. Entry added in host file as below: 127.0.0.1 www.google.com I ...
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Exchange New-MailboxExportRequest PST backup to Linux server share

I'm putting together a backup script for an MS Exchange server. It uses New-MailboxExportRequest to export the Mailbox as PST files. However, it doesn't appear possible to write these PSTs to a Linux ...
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What is the workaround for WMI remote connection failure with Access Denied error when client runs with Local System account?

What is the workaround for WMI remote connection failure with Access Denied error when client runs with Local System account? I tried to run script under local system account on the client which ...
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Two-factor authentication via mobile phone on Windows Server

Is it possible to set up two factor VPN authentication on Windows Server 2008 R2? In other words: when someone tries to connect to a corporate VPN, they are sent an SMS with a code, which they then ...
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Windows laptops similar to macbook pro [closed]

My employer provides a macbook pro with core i7, 16GB ram and an SSD drive. It is an awesome laptop. I am able to run 2 VMs, glassfish, mysqld, IntelliJ IDEA at the same time. Is there a equivalent ...
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How to catch system events when a program is being updated and robotize routine steps when you update software?

I'm a support engineer for an accounting program. The program runs under Windows. I have to update many of this accounting software bases daily. I mean the software is always the same. But users may ...
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How to downsample an image to match a 16-bit color mode for RDP sessions? [closed]

I am setting up a terminal server farm where the desktop shows our corporate branded background image. The problem is that the RDP session is limited to 16-bit color, and it creates a visible and ...
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Windows server and AWS clock synchronization

I have a Windows 7 computer that communicates with Amazon Web Servers (S3, SES). This server uses windows internet time for clock synchronization time.windows.com. On my linux machines I ran into ...
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Linux CLI server with a virtual windows machine running? [closed]

I have a ubuntu CLI server and I am wondering if it's possible to install a windows machine on a CLI server? My hope is that I can take a pre-made VirutalBOX or VMware image and put it on my Ubuntu ...
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What is the impact of upgrading Windows 2008 R2 Standard to Enterprise?

I have a Windows Server 2003 domain controller, a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard domain controller, and a Windows Server 2012 domain controller. I am looking to upgrade the 2008 R2 Standard DC to ...
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Ubuntu Client, connect to windows SMB share on domain joined server using local credentials

I'm having some trouble connecting to the C$ share on one of my servers. I can do so using an account from the domain administrators group, however can't access most files on the server. I instead get ...
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Is it possible to edit the settings on a virtualized vCenter server?

So, this is a strange one to me, but for reasons beyond my control, we have a vCenter server running on a virtualized Windows guest. This vCenter server is also the only vCenter server for the site ...
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Mapped drive error message - mapped drive is full

I have a Windows 2003 domain, and one of my clients gets a mapped drive Z: is full message when mapping a drive on the server. The drive on the server is not full. My understanding is that the issue ...
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Windows Server 2012 ignores static route

I have a Windows Hyper-V Free Edition R2 2012 server and I need to create a static route for Hyper-V to communicate with private internal addresses and vice-versa. I tried to add the route ...
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Domain Account Does Not Receive Proper Se Privledges from Group Policies

I am attempting to install software that requires SeBackupPrivilege, SeDebugPrivilege, and SeSecurityPrivilegebut I cannot seem to get my Domain Account to retrieve these specific privileges. I ...
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Remove file permission using icacls [closed]

Could someone help me to remove particular security groups from a file using icacls? The file has all security settings inherited from the folder, where the file resides. So I would like to remove ...
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Using AD/GPO to add machines to WSUS in Windows Server 2012

I was following this guide: http://knowledge.quickstart.com/configure-wsus-to-deploy-updates-using-group-policy/ I've rebooted the machines after the policy updates to ensure they took them. I ran ...
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how to hide folder on root samba folder with include for each group

Currently my samba server integrated with Windows Active Directory 2012, almost configuration is just fine. I'm just curious Here are my smb.conf, [global] workgroup = "Domain Name" server ...
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Error changing mysql 5.6 default port

I've changed my.ini with port=3308 but after restart the service mysql 5.6 is working in the same default port 3306. I've tried in mysql 5.5 and it worked fine. C:\Archivos de programa\MySQL\MySQL ...
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SaltStack minions require restart after replacing master

I'm using SaltStack to manage several servers on EC2, including both Linux and MS-Windows installations. The master server is deployable in its entirety (using cloud-init) and when I change the ...
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Does there exist a software-based virtual graphics driver?

I am trying to set up a Server 2008 R2 terminal server as a Hyper-V VM on a brand new Cisco UCS blade running Server 2012 R2. I need the terminal server to support modern display resolutions at ...
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Git will not run on Windows Server 2012

I can install git on Windows 2012 and bash will appear on the context menu but whenever it is started I get "uname.exe has closed". If try to start git.exe through the cmd prompt or just by clicking ...
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datatstax opscenter v 4.1.2 short-os collection failed

I've installed Datastax opscenter v4.1.2. It was bundled with Datastax Cassandra Community edition version 2.0.8. I'm running these on Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit. When I open opscenter all ...
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Restore of Windows 2008 Server into a Oracle Virtualbox

I am trying to restore a Windows 2008 R2 server bare matal backup to a Virtualbox virtual machine for DR purposes. The problem I have is that I can boot from the 2008 R2 CD in order to get into the ...
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“The zone can be scavenged after” keeps incrementing

What are you trying to do? I'm trying to enable DNS scavenging on a DNS zone that has about a hundred stale DNS records. What have you tried in order to make it happen? I setup DNS Scavenging per ...
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Event ID 4013 DNS-Server-Service on Network with Only One Domain Controller/DNS/etc

I'm consulting for a small business that has a single server that handles DC, DNS, DHCP, etc. roles. It is giving the following error with some regularity: 4013 DNS-Server-Service The DNS server ...
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Timed out trying to acquire network configuration lock, current owner = 'iphlpsvc.dll'

I am getting the above error when trying to configure Hyper-V virtual switches. This happened no matter what type of switch I try to create. PS C:\Users\Martin> New-VMSwitch -Name “NewSwitch” ...
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Rules for Active directory user name string

I have googled but not able to find a proper set of restriction in user name in active directory setting. Please help me in telling what are the special char which are not allowed in Active directory ...
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Why is my samba domain user created by a bash script behave differently from one created manually?

I have a samba server which is using LDAP as its backend. The PDC is working as expected as long as I create the users manually. This means that if I use the following command to create a new user, I ...
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When to run SYSPREP [duplicate]

I am attempting to set up a computer using an answer file created by the WAIK and resetting the settings with SYSPREP and had a quick question. We are wanting to use Norton GHOST for our deployments. ...
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Can I format a Veritas cluster shared volume from windows?

We have a Microsoft Failover Cluster with dynamic disks managed by Veritas Storage Foundation. Today the sysadmins added a new disk for SQL Server but the cluster size on the volume was wrong, so I ...
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Folder sizes at 0 bytes with Samba shares on Windows 7

Background info: Running Samba version 3.6.9 Successfully authenticating shares with Active Directory (user/file permissions) Able to successfully connect to shares - no issues at all. So, ...
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How do I make a new image in Eucalyptus from an EBS-backed Windows instance?

In Eucalyptus 3.4 I have an EBS-backed Windows instance. There have been a lot of System Updates and I would like to make a new image from the instance. Is this possible and if so how?
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What security mechanism prevents write access to certain folders in Windows?

There are certain folders in Windows 2012 R2\8.1 where the contents are not writable - one example is Program Files\WindowsApps (which stores apps downloaded from the Windows Store). Obviously this is ...
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Windows Password won't decrypt on AWS EC2 even with the correct private key

I created a new Windows instance on AWS EC2, using a keypair I created by uploading my public key from my local machine. The instance launched fine, but it won't decrypt the password. It reports: ...
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Need to get a list of all users within a subnet of servers

I am looking to write a batch or vbs script to gather all users (local to the server. ie. administrators or a local account(not ad users)) on a collection of servers inside my network. I assume I ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Out of range signal

I have recently bought Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2, I booted from DVD, it has loaded the files and I get the Windows logo and the loading circle. Then my monitor states the message: Out of ...
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Recursive reset file permissions on Windows

There is a big, complex directory structure on a relative big NTFS partition. Somebody managed to put very bad security privileges onto it - there are directories with randomly given/denied ...
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Create a windows VPN server from Powershell [closed]

Has anybody configured a Windows Server VPN with powershell, I am looking for a way to create a VPN server from scratch from powershell.
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Puppet, Windows, and UAC

Is it possible to use Puppet on Windows where UAC is enabled? Does Puppet have any method for automatically saying yes to UAC prompts for a software install? My module does the following workflow: ...
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SSH Should Be Asking For Password When Authenticating, But Is Not Doing So

I have HPUX 11.31 server that has ssh enabled. The problem is that when I attempt to SSH to the server from a client, I am not being challenged during the authentication process; i.e. the server is ...
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VAMT 3.0 Proxy Activate - No ‘Apply Confirmation ID’ option at all

I tried to activate my windows box in isolated network zone, so I followed the process of 'Scenario 2: Proxy Activation' in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh825202.aspx using two VAMT 3.0 ...
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Sysprep Forever [closed]

I want to use Windows in Audit Mode without continuing the Windows installation. Because: It's clean and fast, no Metro and others packages. It's the built-in Administrator; full permission ...