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Changing content storage path for Azure pack websites

I'm wondering if it's possible to change the content storage location within Windows Azure pack websites. I want to change my existing cloud's storage from a standalone Windows file server to a Linux ...
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VPN Server in Windows Server: 2-factor with google authenticator or similar?

We would like to use windows server as a vpn server for ipsec vpn for remote laptop users. We would like to require 2 factor auth, so these users would present their windows credentials, and then ...
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How long does a Windows machine use its old SAM name after the computer name is changed?

I changed the name of a domain-joined Windows 10 Pro machine and rebooted it immediately as suggested. When the system came back up, it did have the new name (\\NEWNAME\share\ works), but WCF clients ...
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Best practices / settings to create “Read-Only” Admin role for auditors and similar

I am trying very diligently to remove as many over-privileged accounts/roles in our Active Directory and Windows (server and desktop) environment. This means retiring as many users as possible from ...
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Should each task/process/role run as its own user on a Windows server?

I know that on Linux servers, it's widely considered best practice to run each task/role/process/server/program as its own user and usually in its own group. How should separate tasks be handled on a ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - allow more time to reset password

Good morning everyone! I apologize if this has been asked - I have tried searching every where I can think of, to include the search bar here on serverfault. I work as an IT technician at a high ...
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Samba AD DC not showing Printers

I have setup my Ubuntu Server as an AD DC using Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu. When I try to access the printers share from a Windows Client I am getting an "Illegal Function" error. I tried it from Windows 10 ...
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msinfo32 /nfo emits XML with translated tags

I'm working on some system data collection tools for an application I'm involved in supporting, and have run into an exciting wrinkle. I wanted to capture an msinfo32 /nfo report as part of the ...
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Can't access Rest Api written in Java which is hosted in Windows Server 2012 (Azure)

I Can't access Rest Api calls written in Java which is hosted in Windows Server 2012 (Azure) in apache server. Within the virtual machine i can access through fiddler/browser and get the data. But ...
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Windows NFS Client Tools Doesn't Follow manage-gids

I am running into an issue with the Windows NFS Client tools, it seems that when I attempt to access a folder on an NFS share that has read permissions for a group that user is member of - but not the ...
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nginx: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host

I am running nginx on Windows Server 2008 R2 and it seems to be crashing, it also uses php-cgi with it and the php-cgi is part of the problem. After about 30 seconds of being on the page php-cgi ...
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Disable the creation of the public folder (C:\\Users\Public) in Windows answer file

I am currently working on a Windows 10 image. One of the things that are important is that no use should be able to save files on the local machine (we use roaming profiles). The problem is that I ...
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Windows Server 2008/2012 DFS won't replicate one folder

I have a problem with Windows 2008 DC replicating to Windows 2012 DC. I've been dealing with this for 6 months. The replicated folder contains 15 folders and 0 files in the root. All of the folders ...
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Audit trail for all actions taken with admin privileges

PCI DSS 10.2 says, "Implement automated audit trails for all system components to reconstruct the following events:" and 10.2.2 continues, "All actions taken by any individual with root or ...
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Send message to all logged in clients in active directory from windows server 2008

Hello I'm wondering how i can notify ALL my users that is currently logged in on their client computers that there will be a maintainance and such? the msg command does not work for me i've tried. ...
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How can I prioritize BITS protocol traffic as Bulk class without dragging interactive web applications down with it?

Windows Update (which uses the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) protocol) sometimes monopolizes our ADSL uplink. It interferes with interactive applications such as our "in the cloud" ...
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linking a local windows git repository to the aws linux git server

I want to create a git server on my aws linux server so that whenever I want to update my website in the public_html I dont have to manually transfer files to the server, I want to make use of git, ...
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How to pass raw Ansible params to Windows cmd without any encoding/decoding?

I'm trying to set permissions to some windows directory like this # ansible example.com -m raw -a 'icacls D:\somedir\ /grant "! ЗАО. Руководство":F' -vvvvv and get windows error about invalid ...
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Filter Services on Services.msc or Windows Services Console alternative

I'm trying to set a custom mmc for helpdesk accounts with a reduced set of our programs running as Windows Services so they can visually start/stop/manage them. Services.msc is not what I'm looking ...
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Can I use Chef for Desired State Configuration (DSC) of MSIs?

I am trying to figure out how to work with MSIs using Chef. What I would like is to have something where I can specify a product, version, and download link. Chef would then query the MSI database, ...
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Running apps on remote machine using current user credentials

I'm using enter-pssession to connect to a remote machine via Powershell. I then try to run an application via this connection on the remote machine. However, when I do this, it believes the user is ...
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How to redirect IP address to another IP address using netsh windows tool?

My question is : how to redirect IP address to another IP address ex: 10.10.10.10 -> 20.20.20.20 (these IP are external) This answer shows me how to map IP adress to localhost. Can I redirect/route ...
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mounting subdirectory with mount.cifs gives permission denied, but gvfs works

On a windows file share we have a user "drone" who is given read write permissions to ONLY access a subfolder "child": /SHARE/parent/child But is not given read/write access to "parent" (however is ...
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What is wrong with my logstash configuration?

Background I have two types of log files: output from an ETL process, and then output from a downstream processor. We call these "ETL" and "Processor" logs. The ETL logs are in their own folder ...
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DCOM Security Settings not exported with secedit

I've got a problem with exporting the DCOM-settings. I call secedit /export /cfg C:\UserAccess\config.txt This should export the COM and DCOM settings. But I don't get all of the settings. For ...
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Remote desktop issue over VPN connection Windows 8 and now 10

I have recently reinstalled Windows 8 Pro and upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. Both operating systems had this issue. When I connect to the VPN connection at my workplace, I am able to successfully remote ...
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Importing 'Devices and Printers' from one server to another

I have a windows server 2003 that is in the process of getting replaced. It has a long list of printers connected; I'm looking for some method of 'importing' the printers from the 2003 to my new ...
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Windows equivalent of Linux vmstat pswpin and pgfault?

Is there a way to query Windows for the total number of pages swaped in / out and total amount of page faults? (values found in /proc/vmstat on Linux) I could only find ...
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Issue with executing net use command through telnet session

When executing net use command for mapping cifs share to windows drive. The drive is available only for that telnet session. But when i am doing it manually the drive is available permanent. ...
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Microsoft Message Analyzer and Windows Advanced Firewall ipsec tunnel packet sniffing

I am trying to view connections or attempted connections in windows advanced firewall. I have tried using the Windows Firewall Service provider however the trace does not return anything. Any ideas?
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Allow Execution, Deny Interactive login by GPO

Problem: Accounts to log into work stations are locked down tightly and unable to run nessesary applications on windows 7 stations. Saving an admin accounts credentials to elevate access is currently ...
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Proxy PAC not working

I have an insanely simple proxy pac file i'm trying to get working.. it looks like this: function FindProxyForURL(url, host) { return "PROXY 66.232.xxx.xxx:808"; } FYI, I xxx'd out the IP to ...
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Windows 8.1 SOE creation and capture

I trying to find information on Win 8.1 SOE creation/capture and wondering if anybody has ever done this and if there were any issues. I've done it before with Windows 7, the process was: Build the ...
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TeamCity Connection Timeout

I set up a TeamCity server yesterday, and it was working fine until this morning when I restarted it. I didn't change any settings anywhere, but I keep getting this message in the teamcity-agent log ...
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VMware View 6.0 Windows 7 Lock Screen

I'm running VMware View 6.0.1 with Automated Windows 7 X64 Pools. Domain/AD-Level: Windows Server 2012. My Problem is that after about 15 Minutes inactivity Windows 7 will lock the Workstation (Press ...
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What is the resolved default location mongod.exe looks for the configuration in?

Trying to do a minimal configuration of mongod, and I would like to use the 'natural' pathing structure for the location of the config file. To give an example on what I am looking for, here are the ...
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IPsec Security Associations prevail even after IPsec tunnel is down

I am working on a script that can detect if existing IPsec tunnels on a system have gone down. From my observations, I have seen that it can take any where between 1 second to 8 minutes for this to be ...
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404 Not Found. File exists (mounted)

First off, I will update this post with any information you may need, but since I have no idea where to begin, I will try to summarize the issue. Please just ask if you want to see something. I'm ...
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Restore Windows Server Service Bus Database from Server to my Local Machine

I'm in trouble with Azure Service Bus - On Premise. I have an Application that process my On Premise Service Bus Queue, and I need to test an update at that Application, to ensure, we don't lost any ...
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Issues with Powershell Remoting

I'm configuring a new network and i need to enable Powershell Remoting. I'm in an Active Directory Domain and all my Clients are connected to the Domain. I'm able to run remote commands (Get-Process ...
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MongoDB fsyncUnlock won't unlock occasionally on Windows

We have a MongoDB replica set installed on Windows servers, with a scheduled backup job. MongoDB is configured to use journaling. The job runs db.fsyncLock() via script on MongoDB (primary server), ...
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External Access to Internal Network and Websites — Microsoft Networks

I need to be able to expose a set of "internal" web sites to Internet users somehow. Please bear with me as network engineering isn't my forte. I'd appreciate any insight or suggestions to this task. ...
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Run program at Windows 7 boot without user logging in

It's very unclear from the documentation I've found - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa376977(v=vs.85).aspx for instance whether ...
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Windows NFS Share: Allow Linux uids

I have a couple of NFS shares set up on my Windows Server 2012 box, but they only allow Linux users with uid 0 to access them (aka the root user). How and where do I specify that I, for example, want ...
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Windows 2012R2 move folders users, ProgramData, ProgramFiles to the D

We would like to place the folders “Users”, “ProgramData”, “Program Files” and “Program Files (x86)” on the D drive for a non AD integrated server. We have already tried many options however have yet ...
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VNC file transfer via command line

I have a lot of PCs accessible via VNC over VPN. They all have TightVNC server installed. Using this is the only possible way for file transfer, due to restrictions of the VPN network. Right now, I ...
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Why a VPN slows down LAN access?

We have an access server providing VPN to some of our clients and the workforce with laptops. They usually connect from outside of the office, and everything works fine. However, for simplicity and ...
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How do you add new custom attributetypes to existing objectclasses in LDAP

How the heck do we add new attributes to existing object? For example, I have a custom LDAP objectclass: m-oid=1.1.1.1.1.1... m-must: uid m-may: role m-may: cn m-may: sn Then I added some ...
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SNMP (Windows and Linux) update intervall

I'm writing an application in c# using snmpsharpnet to read information like cpu load, processes cpu and memory usage and so on. I notice that the values that the snmp bulk return are always the same ...
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WSUS - explanation for why some WSUS-based updates fail but no failures when using Microsofts update

The issue is a little hard to accurate articulate in the title. Background: I'm setting up a WSUS hierarchy for a client (but starting with one server first). There are thousands of updates to ...