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Cannot upgrade windows server 2012 core to GUI

Before I start I want to apologize if my english isn't 100% correct since it's not my main language.| So, here is my problem: I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server with the GUI removed. Including ...
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Windows 2012: Managing Local Users with a Domain Admin Account

I have two machines with Windows 2012 r2. In one, under Computer Management->System Tools I see a "Local Users and Groups" submenu. In the other, I do not see it. How can two different machines in the ...
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Windows Server 2012 Local Master User

I have a local user on my Windows 2012 machine called "Master". The description of this user is "Built-in account for administering the computer/domain". I haven't found any information about this ...
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This task requires that the user account specified has Log on as batch job rights

I have created a basic task under our windows server 2008 r2 Task Scheduler.but when I try saving the task I got the following error:- This task requires that the user account specified has Log on as ...
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Windows network teaming failover email notification

I'm wondering if it's possible to configure Windows Server network adapter teaming to send alert email to administrators in case of failover. Does this function exists builtin ? Or do we need any ...
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Preventing system clock from auto-updating in Windows Server 2012

I'm working on a project right now where as part of testing I have to move the system clock to far-off future dates. There are two servers involved in the project: an app server and a database server. ...
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Sluggish performance on NTFS drive with large number of files

I am looking at this setup: Windows Server 2012 1 TB NTFS drive, 4 KB clusters, ~90% full ~10M files stored in 10,000 folders = ~1,000 files/folder Files mostly quite small < 50 KB Virtual drive ...
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What is the equivalent of a windows active directory user in Openldap?

If I want to maintain a sync between active directory users with unix attributes enabled, and openldap, what would be the user's type that I have to create in openldap? I could see that a user in ...
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Better way to view windows certs than MMC?

I'm trying to view the windows certs on my box but the UI for certmgr and MMC is terrible. Specifically, I'd like a quick way to view and compare thumbprints and friendly names. Does anyone know a ...
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Windows Server Group Policy: Install Software - Activations?

When leveraging User Configuration -> Policies -> Software Settings -> Software Installation to publish particular packages for domain users to install at their own will, how can one handle software ...
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External trusted domain not listed in locations

We have setup a one way external domain trust between domain1 (outbound) and domain2 (inbound). Conditional forwarders are present in both DCs routing to the other domain's DC IP address. The trust ...
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Windows Implicit Deny Permissions

Is there any way to setup implicit deny for windows folder permissions? I would like to setup our accounting folders to only be accessed by the administrators group and the accounting group, and be ...
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Applications locking up when printing to a print server

I have a few printers set up on a print server. When some of my users try to print, the first print job seems to go through fine. After that, trying to send another print job to a printer completely ...
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How to deal with VHD for database storage in a multi VM setup in Azure

I've learned that to have the most available Windows Azure VM setup it's best to create availability sets. My setup would be to have an availability-set for 2 web-VM's and a set for 2-sql-VM's The ...
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HyperV host Gen 1 freeze loading boot image of winpe 10 after PXE

What can be the issue with Hyper-V host that freeze loading the boot image of WinPE 10 after PXE? WinPE would be just stuck at the windows logo and stays there forever. This situation happens only ...
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File archiver that stores RAW EFS files

I'll start off with the assurance that I have all the EFS certs safely in hand, and that is not what I'm asking about below. Assume I have that part taken care of. I'm trying to backup a some mixed ...
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Disabling weak ciphers for icinga2 windows client

Vulnerability scans show the Icinga2 client listening on port 5665 is using weak ciphers and they need to be disabled. I have tried to disable weak ciphers via Schannel.dll as per Disabling weak ...
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WSUS Client failing to restart automatically w/Failed to delete OSUpgradePendingReboot error

I have a handful of WSUS clients (2008 r2 and 2012 r2) which occasionally fail to reboot after installing updates via WSUS. The event log will indicate that all updates have been installed but the ...
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How to keep authorized_keys in a custom folder

I would like to keep authorized_keys of OpenSSH for Windows in a custom folder and not in a C:\Users\SomeUserName folder. Is it possible? The manual page does not help ...
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Control external drives connections and only let them connect if the admin gives permission

I want to install a Windows Server 2012 because I have to implement user control and removable storage control. I know there is a GPO which lets you deny or allow acceso to different users for ...
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Account was locked out irregularly [duplicate]

In a domain environment, we have two DCs running win server 2012 R2. The referenced account has been locked out and can not be logged on. Recently, the password for the account has been changed. Since ...
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Windows Service Account Log on as Batch doesnt set appdata

I have a small C# console application the does some logic that I want to run as a daily task. This applicaiton saves some information in the user settings (%appdata%\local) to remember some ...
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Testing Custom Linux Backup Script Which Connects to NFS Windows Share

Good morning, I have configured server for NFS on Windows Server 2012 R2 and I have created and shared an NFS share. Access permissions are configured using the NFS shares NTFS permissions. We have ...
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Why is my logon script not mapping any drives?

I've written a logon script in PowerShell. The Script is embedded in GPO and runs when a user is logging into the domain. My Problem is, that the drives I deploy in the Script don't get deployed. I'm ...
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Can you run Docker natively on the new Windows 10 (Ubuntu) bash userspace?

My understanding was that the primary limitation of running docker on other OSs was the Linux Network containers that made it possible. (Certainly for Macs). Recently Microsoft announced a beta of a ...
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Events not visible in Event Log viewer

Last weekend a server crashed, during the investigation I noticed that in the immediate run up to the failure we saw a large number of a specific event in the application log. In an attempt to ...
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Network share as USB connected device

I have a situation where I am having to work around a medical vendor who has for security reasons limited the connectivity to a system. The only connection I have available to the system is USB and ...
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How do I tell if a VPN client's traffic is going through our network?

We have a VPN accessible by a customer (we host a database and other stuff he uses via VPN). However, how do we tell if this person is browsing the internet through our network instead of his own's ? ...
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Resetting Windows' File Security Permissions

I'm trying to find the correct commands to reset each of my hard drives permissions to remove all of the incorrect, outdated groups/usernames that have built up on folders over time and reset the ...
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Does a Windows host correctly interpret dnsmasq parameters?

I have a network of Windows 10 machines served (DNS and DHCP) by a dnsmasq instance on a Ubuntu server (Ubuntu 15.10, dnsmasq 2.75). The setup basically works (dnsmasq provides addresses and manages ...
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WSUS Sync Failure in the middle of synchronization

The WSUS sync with upstream server starts fine and all of a sudden fails in the middle of synchronization: Sync failed: IOException: Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing ...
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how to fix a function with eof [closed]

I have two functions but contain errors that would help me correct. First: "goto:eof", at the end of each function, is it really necessary? Second: I have doubts about how to put "%file_1%" and ...
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TCP tuning for DPM on Windows 2012

I've got a pair of servers on opposite ends of a fast (1-10Gb depending on the server) but higher latency (40-60ms) link. Various network tuning options have been set resulting in iperf3 yielding ...
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Cannot connect to SSTP VPN Error 20227

I have a working PPTP VPN on Windows Server 2008 and I can connect to this PPTP VPN on a Windows 10 notebook with an AD-User. But when I am trying to switch to SSTP on my Windows Server by importing ...
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How to hide command window at while running powershell script through the task scheduler?

I have powershell script with GUI form which show message by condition. This script is runnig through the task scheduler every 15 minutes. Every running shows me concole window, then GUI form with ...
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Sharing printer on windows server 2008 using net use

We have a server running Windows Server 2008 and we have a printer Epson LQ 2180. We need to share this printer with users on two computers (userA and userB). Commonly, we use Net Use command like ...
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Windows command line tool for disk IO monitoring

I am looking at extracting disk IO statistics on Windows 2003 upon occurrence of some events, e.g. a long full GC occurring that is waiting a long time for CPU resource. I have read that Process ...
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Windows File Server Resource Manager: Send file name to the command run on a File Screen

I created a new File Screen on the Windows Server File Server Resource Manager to run a command each time a file with a specific name it's placed on the monitored folder by the File Screen. In the ...
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FTP mirror with version control

Consider this: I have ftp server ABC ~30GB and thousands of directories and files I have read only user to this ftp this is not my server, I do not have access to it's administration/configuration ...
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change ownership using Icacls on windows

On a windows 7 enterprise 64 bit OS - I want to change ownership of a folder inherited to all sub-folders using ICACLS I am logged in as standard user. The folder is owned by an administrator user, ...
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Some (but not all) static content proxied by nginx loads successfully

I have nginx setup on my windows machine as a reverse proxy, listening on 443 over ssl. When I hit a particular url, it is supposed to serve a node js web application that I have running locally. It ...
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window server 2012 r2 clustering - shared storage required or not

I just came to know that we can setup a 2 node window failover cluster without using shared storage (SAN) In that case, how does services running on 1 node failover to another when their data is not ...
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Mac OS 10.10 users connecting smb shares can't be disconnected

So we have a bunch of windows file servers (2008 R2 and up) sharing up content using windows permissioning (SMB not AFP using Active Directory users). Sharing files across the network works ok until ...
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Add a Windows service in WinPE 5.0/10 image (64 or 32 bit)

Is it possible to add my own Windows service (myservice.exe) in a WinPE 64bit image? myservice.exe is 32bit applicatication that relies on the winusb driver. How can I add (manually) my own service in ...
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Is it possible to translate this iptables PAT to windows server netsh ip nat?

I have this rule from iptables: iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -s 10.30.0.0/16 -d 65.1.7.2 -j SNAT --to-source 192.168.4.5 Is it possible to do this under windows server? I know there is the netsh ...
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Local user profile is created on Windows server when user accesses a shared folder on that server

I have discovered that several of our file servers have a handful of local user profiles (i.e. in C:\Users on the server) for users who obviously don't have permission to logon directly (interactive, ...
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IIS 7.5 site won't load - just spins in browser

I'm not well versed in IIS, and was just handed administration on a server in our environment. One particulate subsite of the default site won't load for any users. Windows 2008 r2 IIS ...
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Windows - send all traffic via my own proxy server [closed]

I have my own proxy server at home but I am not sure how can I "connect" to it with my computer so all the traffic would go via the proxy, there are many proxy programs but there is no program that ...
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Use Windows license from physical machine on hosted VM within linux [duplicate]

I have a bunch of Dell machines that came with BIOS-injected Windows 7 licenses. They have all been upgraded to Windows 10 and now show as having a valid "digital entitlement" license. These are ...
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OpenVPN opens msn.com on Windows

I have asked my question on the OpenVPN forums, and I have not got a single response. So maybe I'll get some knowledge here. I have my OpenVPN server on an RPi2 at home. I connect to it with the ...