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Windows 2008 Web Enrollment Fails The RPC server is unavailable. 0x800706ba (WIN32: 1722)

I am setting up an RA and a Subordinate CA who is also an AD. I can issue certs through certutil and the mmc snap-in with no problem. But when I try using Web Enrollment in the RA, it fails saying ...
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how to set “Accrept snmp packets from these hosts” with IPv6 address

As I understood SNMP service on windows vista and above supports IPv6. I would like to set the accepted hosts with IPv6 address, how is it done? Using the SNMP service configuration of windows there ...
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Icacls works from command line, not from batch file

The OS is Windows server 2012. I am trying to use command icacls C:\folder\targetfile /grant domain\usergroup:(rx) to give permissions on certain file. The command works when executed on command ...
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SCCM2012 app install reports success but content doesn't arrive

I'm trying to deploy a custom background into %windir%\system32\oobe\info\background\backgroundDefault.jpg and have created bat, ps1 files in both Applications and Packages to try and deliver the ...
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test-kitchen with Windows guest converging fails with WinRMAuthorizationError

I'm trying to get test-kitchen working with a guest Windows VM. I've followed a lot of Matt Wrock's excellent blog posts. I've set up a working Windows Vagrant box, used the right test-kitchen and ...
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Munin Windows Sum Stack graph

I am trying to stack multiple graph in one with munin. The idea is to stack all the web servers CPU graph into one graph. Munin configuration source graph: [WEB1.virtualservers] address ...
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recover IPSec VPN preshared key

So I have set up L2TP VPN connection which uses preshared key. I remember both login and password but not preshared key. Is there any way in Windows XP/7 to recover it?
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Administrative Tools Access Denied - Server 2012 R2

A newly built server 2012 R2 domain controller with the latest Windows updates. When I login with my domain admin account I get access denied if I try to access any of the Administrative tools. If I ...
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PHP & MySQL config for IIS server under heavy load

I am running a PHP/MYSQL website on Windows Server 2012 using IIS 8. I had performance issues on my old server with the CPU spiking above 100% during peak times. So I've just upgraded my server to a ...
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Environment variable

I'm using setx to set a Environment variable. My command is setx -m PSR_NLC_FILE "%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Test Folder\" But when i check on my system is set to C:\Program Files (x86)\Test Folder" ...
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Authenticate client against specific Domain Controller

I am having an issue with an active directory account not running login scripts. The scripts run fine in one location and not in the other. Getting the following errors in the event logs: ...
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Prevent windows users from logging into, pinging, or browsing other workstations [closed]

Bluecoat security did an analysis of the Sony attack and says the following "This particular sample highlights the value of a network architecture where workstations cannot talk to each. While ...
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Batch file that kills a certain process

I am using the following script to kill a process in CLOSE_WAIT state that listens to a certain ip and to a certain port. FOR /F "tokens=5 delims= " %%I IN ( 'netstat -ano ^| find ...
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Can I permanently add to PATH in windows using batch?

Is it possible to permanently add c:/project/bin to PATH i windows using only batch?
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In an OpenVPN network, Windows clients cannot access the host and other clients

I have set up an OpenVPN network and I'd like to let every client in the network be able to connect to each other, ie. servers 10.8.0.1, 10.8.0.2 and 1.8.0.3 should be able to communicate over VPN and ...
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Win2012-R2: Routing and remote access services on EC2: Does not come up

I am new to RRAS on Win2012-R2. Doing my learning in an ec2 instance (the ultimate rollout will also be to an ec2 instance). Added the role, no errors, rebooted box, run mmc, and RRAS shows the ...
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PHP eat a lot of memory on IIS

I just transferred one site from Linux to windows and i`m getting strange fatal error messages. My Linux PHP had 256MB memory limit and never had single "out of memory" fatal error. Now on IIS i have ...
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How to measure CPU based on a threshold

We are tracking down the resource requirement for our production environment(windows). I need to find out the maximum CPU and memory utilization. I do understand that we can use the wmic command to ...
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Is using the AD home directory attribute to map the home drive really no longer a best practice?

I have read some articles that claim that using the Active Directory user home directory attribute to automatically map the home drive is a legacy method, deprecated, or not recommended. The second ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 benchmark [duplicate]

i hope you can help me. I have got this task to "characterize" and benchmark performance on our new server setup we have at a hosting center. Basically it is 2 HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8, 3.00 GHz, ...
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net use encountering “System error 67 has occurred.” when trying to map from script running as service

I have a service running, on windows Server 2008 R2, which requires access to a webdav mapped drive, for copying file dependencies. Everything works when I run net use from command prompt: net use z: ...
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How to (best) configure updatedb in cygwin to search windows shares?

Context: Finding Files Quickly Across the Network A confession. I'm more of a bash/linux developer type than a windows admin. Our deployments have over 80 servers. Recently a software bug required ...
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Accessing Windows file share with many small files very slow over D-Link DES-1024 R+ switch

I'm investigation a strange problem in our network. Two Windows XP machines access a file share on a Windows 2000 Server (which is a VMWare ESXi VM). Both are connected to that server via a D-Link ...
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Want to be able to configure IE 11 group policy settings from Win 7 Client

I want to be able to configure IE 11 group policy settings from my Win 7 client. I have IE 11 installed on this client. The client has been joined to a mixed Windows Server 2003/2008R2 domain. When I ...
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Windows 2012 native VPN: Persistent server-server VPN possible?

We are working to set up a server to server vpn on two win2012-R2 systems. These systems are in different data centers, and we do not have access to/manage the firewalls/networking gear (aside from ...
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Windows: Running EDIT or NANO in SSH or telnet will not allow backspace, other characters

I am using freesshd for SSH on my Windows (IIS) server. When I run editors such as nano or the standard windows EDIT, the editor loads fine but does not respond to characters such as backspace and ...
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IIS network scanner protection

Is there any software tool for a Windows Server (with IIS installed), where I could set up "rules" to block incoming HTTP requests with suspicious behavior? Like, say, if someone starts scanning my ...
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Map folder or drive to root of a server

So, I have a poorly designed application (surprise!) to support. It opens a "browse for folder" Dialog, which is all well and good, except the user needs to select a share on another server. I ...
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How to check windows update server whether is in use in company?

Some computers are unknown, however configuration exist in firewall, after change window update server's ip, how to know whether it is in use? How to verify windows update server working in company's ...
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What are the downsides of running all SQL Servers under same domain account?

I am running two SQL Servers 2012 (for Always On) under the same domain account and would like to know what are the downsides in doing so. Few articles that I have read prior setting up the servers ...
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Theoretically, would two up-to-date windows systems be of a similar size? [closed]

If on one computer the windows OS was installed two years ago, and on the other, say, just yesterday... assuming both machines have the exact configuration hardware-wise. and that both machines are up ...
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Turn system icons off with GPO or Registry

I need to turn off "Input Indicator" on the taskbar with a GPO or a Registry setting (which will turn into a GPO). It took me quite a while to figure out how to do it in Control Panel, now I have to ...
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Is there a safe way to cancel updates during windows shutdown

I have installed a new windows machine and configured windows update to automatically download updates. I need to quickly reboot the machine and I forgot to click the fly out window that allows the ...
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Capture a list of processes ran

Is there a way to capture a list of all of the processes executed on a machine and their command line arguments if any? I know that process explorer will allow you to do this for a currently running ...
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chkdsk on a Windows Server 2008 R2 C: drive

I'm trying to run a custom backup on my old Win Server 2008, I want to replace the C:\ hard drive. I run the backup and select "Different Options" then "Custom" and then I select "Bare Metal" and it ...
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Add an entire domain to Java Exception list

I'm administering hundreds of machines with Java interfaces that I sometimes need to get into. Unfortunately, the default Java settings in Windows block all of these applications from running, ...
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JVM on Windows - paging and full GCs

We have a Java-based app (TeamCity, on Tomcat, on Java 1.7) running on Windows (Server 2012 R2). Java runs with a 6GB max heap size, and the system has 10GB of RAM. It is the only non-OS service ...
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Are there any notable advantages (or disadvantages) to using EFI firmware and GPT boot disks in an ESXi environment?

My basic question is, as the title asks: are there any notable advantages (or disadvantages) to using EFI firmware and GPT boot disks in an ESXi environment? By "notable," I mean anything other than ...
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Windows Local Administrator Account [closed]

Would the local administrator account on Windows server be considered a user account or a system account similar to "root"?
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Windows Server 2012: DHCP: Android Clients have no access to the internet

I am using a Windows Server 2012 R2 as Domain Controller, DHCP Server, DNS in my network. My Router is the gateway which is connected to the DSL modem. Some Clients (all android devices) and the ...
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Is there a technology similar to Docker Containers for Windows Server?

Docker Containers (which is basically application isolation, afaik) look handy but they are only for Linux. Even "Docker Container for Windows" basically just installs a Linux VM into VirtualBox on ...
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Is it possible to set the processor affinity of a service, and persist this affinity across reboots?

Is there a setting that can be changed (or a reg key that can be added) to set the processor affinity of a service? I would want to set the affinity, and keep this setting across reboots (so manually ...
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Windows Update KB3023266 repeated installation

Windows Update KB3023266 is installed on every shutdown of the computer. On next start, the update log shows an additional entry like this: Name: Vulnerability in Windows Application Compatibility ...
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How to automatically delete user profile connected in a domain (Windows 7) once log off

How to automatically delete user profile connected in a domain (Windows 7) after logging off?
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Configure account event auditing with Secedit

I'm currently putting together a number of PS scripts which can be run against a new webserver in order to harden it prior to it being placed in production. One of these scripts will launch secedit ...
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Is there a way to control what browser plugins are installed across an enterprise? [closed]

Is there a way to control what browser plugins are installed across an enterprise, perhaps by group policy?
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How do I create a fully patched installation of Windows 2008 to use during upgrades from Windows 2003?

I need to upgrade some VMs due to the EOL of 2003. Many VMs can just be replaced with current version, but some are so old that it is easier to just try an upgrade and fallback if it doesn't work. ...
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Remove Server Manager and Powershell icons from the Taskbar

Up until recently we have had two Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers and five Windows Server 2003 Terminal Servers. I'm in the process of upgrading the network and have recently replaced the DC's ...
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Windows UAC disabled but I'm still getting the elevation pop-up

I have UAC disabled on my Windows 2008R2. Why am I still getting UAC "Windows needs your permission to continue" window before trying to change Owner of a folder? My user is a member of the ...
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Windows File Permission common practices

As far as I understand and it was answered in this thread, that administrators still need an ACL to administer files even though they have the highest authority. On my system Administrators group is ...