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GPO with computer configurations are not applied

server running server 2012 R2 - clients running server 2012 R2 and windows 8.1 pro one strange issue am facing ! i have several GPOs linked to the domain root some have user configurations only ...
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Difference between Level 1 Oplock and Filter Oplock

As I know, there are 4 types of Opportunistic Locks: Level 1, Level 2, Filter, and Batch. For me, Level 1, Level 2 and Batch Oplock are not so difficult to understand, but I still don't understand ...
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Installing Web Deploy with Desired State Configuration (DSC) silently fails

Absolutely brand new to DSC, so I am really stumbling through things right now. I have a basic configuration that ensures IIS, .NET 4.5, and MSMQ are installed. I am working toward configuring a new ...
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Cache of share in windows server

I have a folder, which is shared by Windows Server 2012 R2. When I setup this share, I saw in the configure share setting panel, it has a check box for Allow caching of share with the comment Caching ...
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Choosing gateway based on Source IP in Windows

So here is the scenario I have one NIC configured with two ips and two gateways for two diff networks. Consider the gateway/subnet are 192.168.0.1/24 and 192.168.1.1/24. If connection is initiated ...
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Can I deploy the same app in multiple containers in Windows Server 2016

I am consolidating a bunch of super old servers (~200). All the code has been tweaked to be able to run on a single box. Except there is a 3rd party web service app that listens on a socket on each ...
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How can I programmatically unbind IPv6 from a network interface on a Windows 7 machine?

I need to unbind the IPv6 services from a number of client workstations running Windows 7. ("Untick" the selected box in the screenclip below.) For what it matters, they currently all have a ...
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IP Multicast between Windows and Linux

Our team is developing linux/windows applications for our network that are talking to each other via multicast. We had it working when we only had linux boxes on the network, but we recently added a ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - how to limit a number of connections per ip?

I'd like to limit # of connections per IP using MS system tools (I need to limit it to 6 connections per minute max). Is this possible of I should look for external solution? If so, which one? Thank ...
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How to set screensaver on domain machines for non-admin users?

I created a script that sets a custom screensaver and screensaver time-out on all the machines in the domain. It ran perfectly on my machine and everything went as expected, but it didn't work for the ...
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Fastest triggering of realtime anti virus scan

I have the problem, that in each backup of my mail system (File based archive on Windows Server 2012 R2), errors occur while backing up virus-infected e-mail attachment files. This is caused by the ...
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How can I allow Domain Users to update printer drivers without any prompts?

Each time Xerox release a new printer driver and we update our network printers on our servers we have to go around each domain computer and enter the Administrator details in to the update printer ...
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Can other Windows Servers be in the same AD domain with a Windows Essentials server?

I understand that Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 must be deployed as a the only domain controller in an environment. It cannot simply be used as domain-joined Windows Server running SQL or ...
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Cannot create new users in Active Directory (Using Samba4 as DC and AD)

I setup Samba version 4.1.17-Ubuntu as domain controller and active directory, and everything seemed to go smoothly, but when I try to use the administrator account on one windows 10 PC domain member ...
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Comparing/Matching ACLs

Rather it be through PowerShell or another tool here is what I'm trying to accomplish and where it stems from. We have Junction points on one volume and the Target folders on another volume. ...
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Error on one of four drives, cannot format or read

I'm having weird problems with a small SSD drive, F: (120GB). C:\Users\Administrator>chkdsk f: The type of the file system is RAW. CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives. Server management ...
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Windows 8.1: Force app to use local AppData in roaming profile environment where AppData(Roaming) redirects

So as per the title, my problem is that i have an app that stores its settings in an xml that gets saved in AppData\Roaming, which itself is on a network share because of folder redirection. This app ...
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Minor MSI Upgrades Failing with SECUREREPAIR error

I'm getting this error below for non-admin users while upgrading a software. Win 7. MSI (s) (38:F8) [21:52:33:079]: SOURCEDIR ==> C:\Users\sdfsdfsdf\Desktop\MSIUpdateTest\ MSI (s) (38:F8) ...
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IIS using only one processor on a dual CPU server?

We are running an HP ProLiant Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and IIS 7.5 on a dual CPU Xeon system (16 cores per CPU). The web site is a ASP.NET 4.5 running in a App-pool using a a classic managed ...
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Duplicate mysql datadir on Windows

I have a development server running Mysql 5.1 (together with other services). During an urgent cleanup I found, using SequoiaView, two identical mysql data folders. C:\ProgramData\MySQL\etc.... is ...
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Server 2012 R2 - Can't access remote 2012 server in “all servers” [duplicate]

This is a scenario set up for MCSA training in my homelab, not an enterprise environment. I'm trying to make changes to add roles to a virtual machine (VM workstation) Server 2012 R2 (running in ...
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How to disable Microsoft CA version extension in a Standalone Root CA?

I was looking for a way to exclude CA version from the ca extensions, but found nothing. We use Windows Server 2012 and it is needed for a Standalone root ca. Is there any way?
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Enable IKE tracing on windows 10 VPN

I have an IKEV2 VPN setup (including certs) that worked fine on windows 7. On Windows 10, the same config fails with 'IKE authentication credentials are unacceptable'. Server is StrongSwan. The last ...
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Printing from Dot Net Web application takes a long time.

We have a Dot Net Web application that takes several minutes to print to a Windows Server 2008 R2 Print Server. It prints to a lot of HP Printers using the latest HP Universal PLC 6 drivers. When I ...
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Get hardlink count for a file on Windows (without fsutil, which requires admin)

I have various files which I've created as hardlinks to others using mklink. I need a command I can use inside a batch file to determine which files in a given directory have only one link to it. I ...
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2008 / 2012 r2 mixed mode upgrade

We're planning to upgrade our ad infrastructure from 2008 R1 Standard to 2012 R2. In the past when adding domain controllers you changed the functional level to mixed mode, then after removing old ...
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Failed to create KVP sessions string. Error Code 0x8007007A

I got a lot of "Failed to create KVP sessions string. Error Code 0x8007007A" errors on my RDS (Session collection) on Windows Server 2012 R2. I think this problem is related with roaming user ...
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Is there any way to add an HTTP Header to every IE request on a computer?

I would like to add a custom HTTP Header to every Internet Explorer request on a computer (or every browser request). I don't know if this is possible whatsoever, if you have heard of anyway to ...
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Copy folders to network directory

I'd like to copy C:\users from every client's computer to a network share \\. Reason being we need to take backups of this folder and its contents prior to maintenance. Is it possible to achieve this ...
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How do I extend the timeout value for long-duration playbooks ran against Windows servers?

I have Ansible playbooks that can transfer files to Windows servers. I have Ansible playbooks that can run small PowerShell scripts. But I cannot get an Ansible playbook to run a long-running ...
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Is there a GPO or registry tweak to show taskbar buttons on taskbar where windows is open?

Is there a registry tweak or a group policy object that would allow me to set a setting which displays application icons only on taskbars where the window is open? Without GPO or registry tweak this ...
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User Profiles When Migrating From Stand Alone Server To Domain Controller

The Administrator profile on a stand alone (non DC) windows server is a local account. (pls correct me if I'm wrong) So What happens to the (local) Administrator profile when a stand alone server is ...
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OpenLDAP and pGina vs Active Directory (Using Samba4 Domain Controller)

Note: I know there are some questions talking about similar topic, but they were all a couple of years old, therefore I prefered to mention my exact situation to get the most proper solution according ...
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How can a Windows user change the initial password from the command line in a remote domain?

We have Windows 7 desktops and a Windows Server 2012R2 server. I have a user who needs to map a network drive which is on a server in a different AD domain from ours (over the WAN). I have created an ...
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Multiple 3G USB dongle conflict

I have 5 Huawei E303 hilink USB 3G dongles attached to my PC. Only the first dongle that is attached is able to get Internet access, all subsequent dongles then attached complain: 'unidentified ...
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Release/de-focus windowed RDC session

When using a windowed RDP session with Windows key combos being sent to the remote computer, is there a way to 'release' the session using the keyboard and make the host active again? The only method ...
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How do you force Windows to keep memory dumps?

I'm trying to debug a sporadic problem with some Dell tablets out in the field that crash intermittently. Looking at the Event Viewer logs, it seems that Windows automatically creates a memory dump ...
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Limiting FTP privileges on Windows Server

I currently have a Windows 2012 Server which is acting as a webserver running IIS. I am using Filezilla to host an FTP server to allow some clients FTP access to their own websites. I have setup the ...
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Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services Response from certsrv

I am trying to use certificates and private keys on embedded systems that were generated from Microsoft Active Directory Certificate Services . NDES and SCEP are currently out of scope so it will need ...
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Is there a way to mount a Windows CIFS share and bypass the password prompt without a password file?

I'm trying to mount a Windows cifs share (shared by Windows) onto a CentOS box, per user. Users are all in Active Directory. So, every user who logs into their Linux box should be mounting the drive ...
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wrap exe to another exe with silent installation command [closed]

I need help to check what is the tool able achieve this by wrap the exe and lic file and run the command I have a installer.exe and installer.lic file, the exe support silent install command install ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 (Hyper-V VMs) - random BSOD

I have a problem. My VMs (Hyper-V) - Windows Server 2012 R2 restart themselves quite often (BSOD: CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION (109)). Last time it was 11x over weekend. I have new HW, 2x Supermicro ...
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Windows service control commands for non administrator user

we have two environments, staging and production, both running a windows service. we use a build server to deploy a certain windows service via MSDeploy part of the build steps is running a CMD ...
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Server 2008R2 Unable to add Printer by Name

I've setup a printer on network using Dlink's 2750U USB Port and I was able to successfully add the printer on Windows 7 x64 machines but unfortunately not on Server 2008 R2. For some reason, states ...
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What is the purpose of Supersedence in SCCM 2012?

Consider the following scenario: I have previously deployed the application Foo v1.0 to all of my workstations. A new version of Foo 2.0 comes out and I need to upgrade everybody. In this ...
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NFS mount in Windows - can't copy files with 600 permissions

I have a Netapp with some NFS exports for VMware storage. I want to mount the snapshots on a Windows 2012 R2 server in order to copy all of the virtual machine files to tape. I can mount the share ...
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clamav: cannot scan from a file list on Windows?

salt win8 grains.item osfullname win8: ---------- osfullname: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation salt win8 cmd.run shell='powershell' '& "C:\\Program ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 IE Refuses to Load Java Plugin

We have a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine that we're using as a Remote Desktop Services server for our employees. It has the "RemoteApp" feature set up so that everybody can run our pre-configured ...
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Have both Hostname and FQDN in SSL Certificate on IIS

I've been searching here, technet and google but haven't been able to find an answer to my question yet. I have a website running on IIS 7, Server 2012 R2. The IIS serves as an access to our Citrix ...
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EC2 - Disable CPU Turbo boost technology

I've got a bunch of EC2 instances - I want to disable a CPU feature on one of them (i.e. turbo boost on CPU). is this possible to do? I assume I need BIOS access but I can't see anything about it ...