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Using Powershell (RSAT ) to get GPO from against another domain

I can't find any clear info online for what I'm trying to do, hope you can give me an answer :) I'm using a Windows 7 client (pctest) joint in a domain (domain1.intranet). I've installed the RSAT to ...
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server 2012r2: Cannot add-pssnapin windows.serverbackup

I am trying to run powershell script for backups on Server 2012 R2. I Have installed Windows server Backup feature but when try to execute Add-PsSnapin Windows.ServerBackup  I am getting error ...
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How to move files between 2 servers, dedicated server and azure VM [closed]

I am moving from a dedicated server on a hosting company to a new windows azure VM, I need to transfer all files from dedicated server to the new VM, there are about 200GB files to move, I want to ...
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Server with static IP is not showing up in Computer Browser?

We have two servers on a Windows network. One is both the primary domain controller, as well as the DHCP and DNS server. The other one is just a file and database server. Both machines use static ...
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Fixing the Secure Channel Windows 2012 — the trust relationship between workstation and domain fails?

What is wrong: I am trying to join a server to the domain. I was able to join it, restart the server, and when I tried to log in, I got the error: Trust Relationship Between Workstation and Domain ...
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Adding remote machine to AD via Powershell

So I have a powershell script, Add-Computer -ComputerName $computername -LocalCredential $computername\admin -DomainName $domain -Credential domain\$username -Force -Restart So if I have a machine ...
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Why is a reference computer used in Microsoft Deployment Toolkit?

I'm having trouble getting my head around using MDT. All guides say that I should first deploy windows to a reference computer, then capture that image and deploy it to the target computers. Why can't ...
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svchost mhosts, eventlog, dhcp CPU utilization issue

On a Windows Server 2008 SP1 svchost is using 50% CPU on a couple of machines. On checking using tasklist /SVC found that imhosts, eventlog and dhcp are the services using the CPU. Read that clearing ...
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Must applications running on a clustered Windows 2003 server be installed manually on all nodes?

We have many small applications running on a server running Windows Server 2003, such as Windows/NT Services, scheduled tasks, etc. Recently, the server was changed to a clustered server with two ...
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task manager performance tab

I am trying to have task manager open on the Performance tab on startup on Windows 8, 8.1, and 2012 machines. I have gotten the task manager to open, but it always does so on the Processes tab and ...
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Failing disk on Windows Server 2008 combined with boot problems, how to solve?

Ok, I really hope that someone can help me out here. I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 at Hetzner. It is configured in Raid 1, however the server has turned out to have some problems and will now only ...
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While using Offline Files users cannot rename files when changing case only

I recently setup some new computers (running Win8.1) for the staff here. These machines use folder redirection (as we always have) with Offline Files sync. I have not traditionally used Offline Files ...
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Alfresco installation - 4.2f “Could not find or load main class”

I've got a server that was running 4.2e. I heard about the 4.2f update, so I installed that (alongside, per the upgrade/validation instructions), but it fails to start at all. catalina configtest ...
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Memory mapping files for a blazing fast webserver on Linux

Is there any simple way of telling Linux to keep a directory of files cached in memory? I realized that Node.Js and Apache are spending most time on file I/O, making users wait if you have a lot of ...
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Joining to a windows domain — What ports are needed?

What ports are needed in order to join to a windows domain? I am getting an interesting message where the server can find the domain controller names, but cannot reach them.
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Offline Windows Event ID Solution? [closed]

In my work i have many buildings with no internet , is there a program or an offline database for errors with event ID for Microsoft , so that will save my time for calling my assistants to search for ...
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Parameterizing powershell parameters in scheduled tasks

I have a bunch of powershell scripts that are kicked off via scheduled tasks at various times. The script are run multiple times with different arguments. Also admins unfamiliar with scripting needed ...
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Some computers in my subnet do not recognize names of other pc's

I have two subnets: 192.168.0.1-255 192.168.50.1-255 Ewerything works via VPN (because physically computer from both subnets are in different locations). We also have active directory. Now, the ...
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Unable to determine forest/domain functional level

I already have a domain controller setup on Wind2k8 R2 Standard and am trying to get another system running on Win2k8 R2 Enterprise to also become another domain controller for the same domain. For ...
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Unable to install Certificate Enrolment Policy Web Service

I'm running on Windows 2k8 Enterprise edition, and when adding the Active Directory Certificate Services, I don't see the option to add the Certificate Enrolment Policy Web service in the dialog box. ...
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permissions for VBScript/ADSI remote local account password change

I am using the IISADMPWD pages on IIS8/Windows 2012 and have found that administrative rights on a remote server for password changes is not required. I am hoping somebody can shed some light as to ...
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Finding out what OUT ports are open [closed]

The connection I am using is behind some type of firewall. All I know is it is window based software running the servers. It seems that many of the ports I try to access OUT are being blocked. Is ...
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Port blocked from network

Situation: Windows Server 2003 R2 running HP Data Protector Client Port 5555 is blocked. Telnet to Server:5555 from the network fails but works from the machine itself. Firewall is disabled. AV is ...
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Update a network driver through GPO/AD

Our organization has just deployed new computers with Windows 8.1. Roughly 50 of them. We've run into an issue with the driver on the new computers which is flooding the network with ipv6/multicast ...
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Migrate samba domain to Active directory

i have a Samba3 domain and i want to migrate to Active Directory (W2k8 or 2012 server). How can i achieve that? I read that ADMT tool can do that, but didn't find any feedback. I also read that we ...
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Unable to install Network Deployment Enrollment Services (NDES)

I'm trying to install NDES on a Win2k8 R2 server, but I can't see the option. I've already added a user to IIS_IUSRS, and that user as sufficient priveleges since it is a part of the Administrator ...
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Create an unbreakable ideal image/snapshot of an operating system, save that to the external hard disk, and load an operating system from that disk

I am technical maintainer of 60 computers. The purpose: I want to have the computers that are not volunerable from naive actions of users and virures. Implementation: to have an operating system ...
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Powershell runs all external commands in a new window, omitting output

As described in the subject, my powershell environment is executing all external commands in separate windows. In a typical test run of my team's build script, this includes things like: nuget.exe ...
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Windows 7 Permissions for installing Adobe Reader and Flash Updates?

Is it possible to give users the permissions in a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain to install Adobe Reader and Flash Updates on their Windows 7 machines? Or are they just stuck with calling on the ...
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Properly escaping a path with spaces in CMD shell

I have the following path: "d:\workspace\Server trunk - CI\make\make & publish.bat" However, when I try to execute this from a cmd shell, I get the error: 'd:\workspace\Server' is not ...
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setting the 'hidden' attribute on a partion from Linux (parted) isnt respected by Windows?

when I set the 'hidden' flag on a GPT partition it's not respected by Windows 8.1 (Windows attempts to mound, throws UI, etc). However if I set the 'hidden' flag from diskpart.exe it is respected - ...
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Windows Password Sync without using Active Directory

I have a number of Windows servers running in AWS. As the number of servers grows, managing Windows logins across all the servers has become a headache. I need some sort of password synchronizer ...
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Replace of cron job/cron tabs— Windows Scheduler [closed]

I want to know that there is any way to create an script on windows machine in PHP that should run after an interval, let's say every after 15 minutes. Currently I'm doing it using javaScript, but ...
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usb / card swipe over RDP [closed]

Can a magtek Swipe Card machine (USB connection) be used in a RDP session? i.e. the swipe card machine is plugged into a laptop...the laptop connects remotely via vpn and then RDP to a ...
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Windows 2012 DHCP Failover: Scope refuses failover config Error: 20044

I have a scope configured on a Windows 2012 DHCP server (primary in a hot standby config) with two Cisco Vendor class options. I've added the Vendor class options, identically, to the standby server. ...
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How can i print to an alternate LPD port from Windows Server 2012?

I have a Mac setup using LPD to a remote printer/port and it works great. I'm trying to add the same printer on a Windows server and it fails. I've tried standard TCP/IP port specifying the IP as ...
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How can I prevent local administrators from looking at each others files? [closed]

I have a Windows 8 machine. It's not domain joined. All local accounts are administrators. Currently, it is very easy for one administrator to look at the other users personal files simply by ...
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Deleted deleted temp appPools folder

I accidentally deleted the deleted temp app Pools folder, what can I do all my sites dont show up? This is on server Windows 2008. I restarted IIS but nothing. I dont have access to a backup at the ...
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ping seems to be timing out in a shorter duration than specified?

I'm seeing some weird behavior with the built in ping command that I don't understand. (this is on a windows 2012 r2 box - I haven't verified if this behavior is seen on other windows versions) If I ...
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I need more IP addresses. Can I change my mask from 192.168.x.0/24 to /16? Why not?

I'm using 192.168.x.x and have exhausted the IP pool. Since 192.168.0.0/16 is all private, why can't I just change the mask to 255.255.0.0 and start allocating out 192.168.x+1.x IPs? Edit: I realise ...
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Dynamic DNS Registration over VPN?

In our Windows AD domain, we have 2 DCs that also act as our DNS servers which allow the client computers to update their A records. We have a lot of outside salespeople, so some of our laptops have ...
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On server 2008 R2 shutdown not enough time to save all Hyper-V VMs

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 host with lot of VM's on it. Due to specific usage requirement I need all of the VM's states be saved on server Shutdown but it takes too much time (about 20-25 ...
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How to check that a process is running on windows with zabbix

What would be the correct way to test that a specific process* is running on a host machine running Windows 7 that is connected to zabbix server? After reading a bit I understood using the proc_info ...
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Copying default profile for new users fails with “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process”

I've built a Windows 2012 R2 Standard x64 terminal server (session-based). Early in the setup process, I was able to log in with my Active Directory credentials, but when I turned it over for wider ...
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A Ghost File on my website

We have three IIS 7.5 server running on Windows 2008, R2, 64-bit OS. Recently we have a problem with the two of them in relation to a one .htm file. For some reason the site seems to serve an older ...
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Running multiple instances of a Batch file in windows simultaneously?

I have a windows batch file that is invoked by windows scheduler. When I try to have multiple windows scheduler tasks trying to run the batch file simultaneously, the batch file is locked by the first ...
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Is it possible to update third party software using Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

I am investigating Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) and the list of software to update looks pretty fixed. Is it possible to add in third party software to the list? If not, what are the ...
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UFD with Windows PE requires HDD Drivers to see local drives

hi I'm attempting to image a machine, but after following the instuctions listed on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217(v=ws.10).aspx I have hit a problem. The reference computer ...
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Ms-exchange 2013 audit logs retrieving in csv format not working?

I need help regarding pulling specific information from exchange 2013. The information pertains to mail-exchange audit logs. The exchange in my environment is ms-exchange 2013. Steps performed so far ...
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Remote administration of hundreds of Windows servers with no Active Directory [closed]

What would be the best approach to remotely manage hundreds of Windows 2008 R2 Servers that are not joined to a central authentication system and/or Active Directory? In the Linux ecosystem there are ...