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Using Administrator Credentials to login as a User to Their Desktop [duplicate]

Other than memorizing and documenting each user's credentials, is there way that I can use the Windows Domain Administrator credentials to login to a workstation-user's desktop as if I were them? I ...
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Server deployed without HP Intelligent Provisioning. How do I bring up to spec?

I have a few servers that were configured without HP Intelligent Provisioning, possibly because the datacenter was without Internet access at the time. Is is possible to reliably, and consistently ...
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WAMP error “took too long to respond” [duplicate]

I am hosting a WAMP server for a coworker (yes, I understand the security risks) yesterday we could connect just fine, but now we get a "sever took too long to respond" message. If I try to load the ...
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Windows Server 2012, IIS, and Digest

I recently got TWO IIS servers running perfectly smooth. I was able to access these from the outside with no problem, however as of a few days ago, out of no where.. when I try to access IIS Server A ...
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How to use AppCmd on Windows Server for IIS with a site

I came across this ServerFault Article entitled show PHP error message on IIS 7, which was expanded a bit by Anton Staykov. I also searched a couple of other articles, such as this one by Microsoft. ...
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Windows NAP Operating System compatibility

I've been trying to find this information, with no success. My company wants to implement Windows NAP (Network Access Protection). My question is: Which client operating systems are eligible to be ...
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Install SSH key in UNIX server

I'm trying to connect to a UNIX server from a Windows server, through PSFTP. I am using this command in CMD: psftp.exe -i %userprofile%\.ssh\certificate.ppk username@unixserver The problem is that ...
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Does PostgreSQL perform on Windows as well as on Linux

This topic was brought up in 2011, and the consensus was that there were design considerations that would give PostgreSQL a leg up on Linux. It is now 2015, has that changed? If there are things that ...
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Can I restore a backup made with Windows Server 2008 R2 in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Can I make a backup on Windows Sever 2008 R2 (or 2008) with Windows Server Backup and restore it on Windows Server 2012 R2 (or 2012) with Windows Server Backup?
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Port 1434 - Company Website hosting blocking us

We have a small network setup on a Windows Domain. We also have a company website that has the same domain name - but is actually not in any way on the domain - it's hosted elsewhere on a cheapo ...
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“Register this connections address in DNS” - unable to automatically tick this box with a VPN connection

Hoping you can help. We have about 70 Microsoft Surface's in our network and they all have a VPN connection that is deployed from our SCCM 2012 Server. the problem I have is they will not update DNS ...
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How do I automatically approve important updates from WSUS?

I am working on improving my WSUS and was asked to figure out how to automatically approve updates that are "important." Right now, we automatically updates that are Critical Updates, Definition ...
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New Domain Controller with DNS in Windows has forwarders setup

I just installed a new Windows 2012 R2 domain controller. I was looking in the DNS Server, and there were two DNS Forwarders setup, which were other domain controllers. "Forwarders are DNS servers ...
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Windows findstr with AND condition?

Is it possible, in one line, without a batch file to use findstr and only return a 0 %errorlevel% if all of the strings are found? I am doing a gem list, which lists out a bunch of gems. I then want ...
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Losing internet connection after adding second IP address (Windows)

I'm creating simple program to add address via windows form. It's actually only call this command: netsh interface ip add address The address was successfully added, but after executing that ...
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How to get value of environment variable from passed command line parameter

I have to use/reference an environment variable value which will be passed as a command line argument. Something like below set myvar=%1 echo Value of %myvar% is %%myvar%% Here in %%myvar%% I want ...
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Time delay on server 2008 r2

Hi I having a dedicated server hosted on Godaddy.com with windows Server 2008 R2 Time is running delayed 1 hour on server , I have change the time many times but its dealy one hour again.Pls help to ...
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Create Windows LiveCD

I'm trying to figure out how to create a LiveCD ISO with a Windows operating system. It can be any Windows OS (Win7, Win8, Server 2012, etc). I can't seem to find any method to create a bootable ...
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server farm configuration for redirect and reroute [duplicate]

I have a windows server 2012 at home and I want to redirect specific requests to different machines in my network. How can I configure, for example, all requests for www.sample01.com to go to ...
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Group policy to disable auto-disconnect

Several drives mapped via GPO keep on disconnecting. After some googeling I found the feature (more like a bug in my network...) that auto-disconnects active shares after 15 minutes. I realize that ...
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In sccm 2012 my device collection is not updating

In sccm 2012 my device collection(all system) is not updating properly. When a new computer added to the AD. Sccm also update the same. But if i manually delete any host from AD. Then sccm is not ...
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Setting up a private server for Windows and Mac Computers [closed]

I work in a University Laboratory and we want to install a server that allows each user to login to any computer in the lab with their own credential (We have a small laboratory with about 10 ...
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Server not reachable but only from one PC in subnet

First of all i'm not an IT-specialist but I was asked to resolve this problem. I will try to explain it as good as I can. I have got two subnets 172.16.22 and 172.16.222. These subnets are bridged so ...
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Group Policy to force all web traffic to a specific page OR GPO to display unclosable popup to get users attention

We have a number of tasks users need to complete over the month (time sheets, reports, etc) and I am trying to think of the best way to force users to complete these tasks. Currently, we send ...
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How to migrate Windows DNS to pdns

I want to migrate a Windows based DNS server (server 2008 I think) to powerdns. What's the best way to do this. I'm familiar with pdns and linux but don't know much about the windows part. How do I ...
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One printer shared by samba cannot be added to Windows via GPP

I've got a Scientific Linux 6.6 print server using cups and samba. We deploy the printers via GPP to Windows 7 x64 Enterprise clients. The latest printer we've added works fine from Linux, but cannot ...
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haproxy: WebDAV simply won't work with Microsoft Windows

So I have HAproxy listening for http/https on a virtual IP. I have two Apache2 (apacheserver1 and apacheserver2) servers serving web traffic. Everything is working fine - I am serving web pages, my ...
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Why changes to a windows service configuration is not persisted before/after reboot

I tried to make sensu-client to have a dependency on the RPCSS. It is because if sensu-client starts too early, it cannot connect to the target rabbitmq server. It is probably because the network ...
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Invoke-WebRequest Access to Path is Denied UnauthorizedAccessException

I am running an Invoke-WebRequest in a Windows Powershell as an Administrator. When I run the following command: Invoke-WebRequest http://speedtest.newark.linode.com/100MB-newark.bin -OutFile ...
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Silent install of AVG 2013 Business updates

Our company uses AVG 2013 Business Edition in a Windows environment, all Windows 7 Pro. At one of the off-site locations, there is only a Linux server available, and it's on its own network (the site, ...
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New User Accounts have “Too Much” privileges Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 x64

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 x64 (Build 7601) in WORKGROUP mode (Non-NT_Domain, Non ADDS environment). I am the Administrator of these machines and Network. My setup is only a few ...
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Remote desktop connection to WinPE 8.0

I'm trying to find the way to configure WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) 8.0 for RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connection. Actually I need to connect over RDP to running WinPE based on ...
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Permission Denied on Solaris 10 NFS share, shared trough Windows Server 2008R2

We have a NFS share on Windows Server 2008 R2. NTFS permissions for ANONYMOUS LOGON and Everyone groups are set to Full control. When mounting this share on our Solaris workstation, it mounts and we ...
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Windows Updates - Download but not install

I need to manually apply Windows updates on a few servers. The Actual Windows Update settings are disabled as they're managed by us (we also use SCCM for them, but the deployment is not 100% ...
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Prevent users from downloading certain files

I am working for an organization which helps people with mental disabilities. All of them have a user account in our AD. The client computers are running a mix of Windows 7 and 8.1, and the server is ...
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WDS and WSUS can not use SMB Shares

I have a WS2012R2 machine with several hard drive setup formatted as NTFS. When I create a share and map that share on a virtual machine where WDS and WSUS are running as drive, on service ...
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Telnet from Unix to Windows [closed]

I'm trying to telnet from a Unix (specifically, Mac OS X) laptop into a server running Windows Server 2008 R2, but am experiencing some issues. The connection is made successfully, but I can't ...
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VPN issues switching between OS-X and Windows clients

There's a Windows PPTP VPN server setup for work, and I was connecting to it with various Windows clients (Windows 7 VMs and physical machines) with no issues, and things were working just fine. Then ...
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How do I test my internet connection speed via a Microsoft Windows Terminal?

I currently have two production servers. One running Windows Server 2003 and the other Windows Server 2008. When I open the Reliability and Performance Monitor I see a Network section that only goes ...
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Certificate error: The name in the certificate does not match…, Outlook client using .local

We have recently had to decommission our .local certificate from Godaddy, as it will not be valid anymore. The new certificate contains the following names: mail.mydomain.com ...
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How to run .exe file on many computers on the network at same time? [closed]

I have an exe file and I want to run it every week on nearly 100 machines in the domain so it is difficult to open each computer and run the file every week. I searched about deploy software through ...
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IIS Connection_Dropped when Transfer Encoding is chunked

we have an IIS Server and in the back we run a Node.js/Express Webapp. We use the iis_node module for this. So far it works great but we have a mp4 stream and that does not work when we have transfer ...
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Route between local machine and a VM running on remote server

I'm trying to establish a route between my local machine (LM) and a VirtualBox VM (VM, create with Vagrant and configured with Host-only Networking) running on a remote server (RS). The setup is as ...
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IIS | Block execution of files in directory

I am dealing with user uploads via a PHP application. I want to secure the server so no exploits are available to the user, such as uploading a php shell and executing it. I have set it so all ...
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Local DNS lookups sent to Proxy

There is one laptop in the domain that, for some reason, sends traffic meant for local servers through the proxy. For example: surfing to http://Hostname1 The client has in it's proxy exceptions: ...
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Receiving empty mails from three different Windows PC's since 12th January 2015

Since 12th Jan 2015 I am getting strange empty mails to my inbox every day. I was not able to trace their source. Fact I've noticed so far: they are all from company where I do network/sys support ...
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How to crash spooler service

Does anyone know how I can crash the spooler service manually? I have a problem with some drivers crashing it randomly, and I want to do it manually so I can do some tests.
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WinRM Publicly Available

I am looking for specific feedback on WinRM. There are ::still:: debates out there about whether or not making RDP publicly available without a VPN is a good idea--There are no debates on whether or ...
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If I apply local group policy for the first time why it is not taking effect untill I restart the machine?

I applied local group policy (Computer Configuration - Software Restriction Policy) but policy is not taking effect. I tried this on domain member (machine is in connection with Domain Controller) and ...
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Why does a DHCP server need a static IP address?

I'm experimenting various network setups using VMs. When I setup the DHCP role on Windows Server, it requires a static IP. I am having trouble understanding why this is necessary from a technical ...