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What options do I have to connect to a remote Windows server if RDP is broken?

What options do I have to connect to a remote Windows server if RDP is broken (unresponsive), I don't have console access, and the server isn't physically close? On Linux, if VNC wasn't working, I ...
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iSCSI MPIO disconnections

We have a test cluster setup with MPIO and all seems to be working well. The setup is using Windows Server 2012 r2 with a qnap as the backend storage. Routes are as follows; 172.16.10.10 (qnap port ...
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How to execute a reverse “Powershell shell” using ncat or netcat?

I am using ncat to execute a reverse "cmd" shell from one machine to another and without any issues using the commands: In my machine: ncat -l 443 In the remote machine: ncat <my ip> ...
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Best way to deploy Powershell 4.0 on Windows 7 sp1 and server 2008

I am planning to deploy powershell 4.0 on all Win 7 and server 2008 and 2008R2. I did some research about this, but couldn't find the official way to do it. I can just use batch file or GPO to ...
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BGINFO with MySQL for storing computer information

We are trying to set up BGinfo to record network computers' information in a centralized database. We intend to set up BGinfo to start up for all users and record logon and logoff time plus setting up ...
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Missing user rights assignment entries for many security policies in list exported via secedit

I want to modify the user rights assignment for a local security policy. In the GUI, find User Rights Assignment as follows: Win+R -> Enter "secpol.msc" -> Go to Local Policies -> Go to User Rights ...
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Does anyone know how to get cross-forest printers in the ADDS “printer directory?”

I'm in the midst of an active-directory forest migration at the moment, and in addition to that, the powers that be have decided to start on an upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 for our client PCs. ...
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server reset when accessing OWA externally

Just the other day I started having problems remote accessing email via OWA. I get server reset or page cannot be displayed. But the web page works fine. If I tried this over and over eventually I ...
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Will Windows 2008 R2 still accept remote connections if the system drive is full? [closed]

Will Windows 2008 R2 still accept remote RDP connections if there is no system drive space available?
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How to mirror an NTFS directory structure in Rsync

Being a Linux tool I'm not sure if this is supported but is it possible to mirror an NTFS file system in it's entirety, including all symlinks? The symlinks must be copied and point to their new ...
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Best way to mirror an NTFS directory structure (Linux or Windows)

I am trying to mirror a directory structure onto another disk. The problem with built in tools like RoboCopy is that they get into an infinate loop with the symlinks (think the Users folder). I ...
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Samba configuaration not working

I am trying to set up a Samba share with a Windows computer from CentOS6. This is my current samba config: [global] restrict anonymous = no domain master = no preferred master = no workgroup = ...
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Should I use FAT or NTFS when using Windows XP as a KVM guest? [closed]

I am installing 32-bit Windows XP as a KVM guest on CentOS 6. Should I be using FAT or NTFS filesystem and why?
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User right to only be able to add machines to an Active Directory domain

I know that to be able to add a machine to AD a user need domain rights. I would like to know if is it possible to give a user only the right to add a machine to AD but without the rest of the rights ...
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Is a new SID applied when sysprep-ping a Windows image or when deploying?

My organisation currently has Windows XP (yes, I know official support for it ceases in less than 24 hours) and Windows 7 system images made with Symantec Ghost 11 that we routinely deploy to ...
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Azure sites getting constant “connection with the server was reset” error

I have several web sites hosted on Microsoft Azure, and have been When you load the first page in a session, it instantly fails to load (as if you’re offline). Firefox gives the error details of ...
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AWS - 32 bit windows Amazon EC2 machine - can't RDP

I have a 32 bit Windows Machine on AWS ec2, All of a sudden From last weekend I haven't been able to RDP to my machine, the machine is overworked always but it was never a case that i couldn't log in ...
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Finding NAS devices on the LAN

Thanks to some lax record keeping by our (ex! :-) network manager I'm tasked with finding what QNAP and Synology NAS devices exist in our company. We have several hundred offices scattered across the ...
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Transfer mysql database from wamp to a server

i want to transer my data bbase from wamp on my local machine to my vps (ubuntu) can i juste copy the folder of the data base from C:\wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.6.12\data to /var/lib/mysql ?
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How to script vpncmd to batch command connect/disconnect?

Here is my connect.bat -----BEGIN------ vpncmd localhost /client accountconnect myConnectionName -----END------ After executing connect.bat, here is the screen result: Connected to VPN Client ...
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Are there any known incompatibilities with WMF 4.0?

We don't typically run bleeding edge software in $environment, that being said since 4.0 has been out for a while; I haven't come across any conflicts posted on the web. Does anyone know of any? ...
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Updating from XP to Windows 7 with minimal downtime [closed]

We have a server that was built by the guy before me (so I am told), so I can't provide any model information. We have Windows XP on it. We use this server for many things, but one thing that will be ...
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Upgrade existing Windows 2012 Datacenter to Windows 2012 Datacenter R2 [closed]

I am currently using Windows 2012 Datacenter and I would like to upgrade it to the Datacenter 2012 R2 version. Is the upgrade free from Microsoft? Or do I have to buy either an upgrade version or a ...
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Can't Reinstall Solarwinds 9.2 after installing 10.9.1 Trial version

I am having an issue I am hoping someone can help me with. I own a copy of an older version of solarwinds 9.2, I decided I wanted to give the new solarwinds version a try so I decided to download it. ...
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Puppet 3.3.1 Certificate verify failed

I`ve trouble to setup a master/node scenario with puppet 3.3.1 (puppet opensource) on both master and slaves. The slaves are on a windows and SLES machine. The Master is also on a SLES machine. The ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Manager: how to define cause of console pending restart status?

Server Manager in Windows Server 2008 R2 occasionally displays the warning: Console cannot refresh until computer is restarted, and in this state you cannot use Server Manager for adding or removing ...
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Work folders not working

I am trying to configure work folders on W2012 R2. I completed server configuration (as described in all procedures) and I have no error in server logs. Port 443 is in use by "windows sync share" ...
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nslookup problems when disable recusion and forwarders

I had been getting errors looking up external sites (ex. yahoo.com) using nslookup on one of my member workstations. After trying nslookup specifying our other DNS server (call it serverB), nslookup ...
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How can I trace a process to a file on a windows 7 32 bit laptop? [closed]

I have a process running in my process list. I would like to know which file is responsible for running the process. How can I trace it to a file?
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Weird RRAS issue

I am all of a sudden having a weird issue with my server hosting RRAS. about 2 weeks ago my RRAS client suddenly losses network communication with the remote LAN but the RRAS MMC shows that the client ...
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What time zone is displayed in windows event logs? When viewing saved log from another machine?

What time zone is being displayed here? GMT? System time zone? What happens when I export the log and view it on a second machine. Does it use the first system's time zone or the second? Thanks!
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In Windows 2012 Task Manager CPU Performance chart, what do the 2 data series represent?

I've searched everywhere for this. What do the 2 different traces on this picture mean? Is one the kernel CPU cycles? One series is in light blue and the other in dark blue This is an Azure Virtual ...
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Message from Windows “example.com is not responding”. Is it about the app, IT infrastructure or the browser? [closed]

We have an ASP.NET MVC 4 intranet application. Our URLs are only visible for the employees of the company. Our domain is called telecare.dk When employees are using the app, they sometimes get the ...
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Windows domain grant desktop access only to some users

I must grant only domain admin members to open a server desktop session. How to limit desktop access to some computers (typically servers) for some groups only?
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Only one session login RD WEB Acess [duplicate]

Now I created RD Web Access (RDWA) in windows server 2008 R2 everything is work well. I need your help, I have a problem Customer A use user A in PC A ( user created in windows server 2008 r2) ...
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Open a Windows session with a user account belonging to a trusted domain using Samba

I have set up interdomain trust between my 2 domains DOM1 and DOM2. The 2 domain controllers, SMB1 and SMB2, are running Samba3. They are on 2 different networks (but no problem for any machine on ...
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How to check if a AD group is being denied access to a file or a folder

How to check if a particular AD group is being denied access to a particular file or a folder, using bat /powershell 2.0
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Force edit txt file that is in use windows [closed]

I'm just wondering if it's possible to force edit a txt file that is currently open and in use in another program. I know that it could be harmful to the program where it is in use but this does not ...
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File security information lost after being modified by one specific user

I really hope there's someone out there who can help me with a problem I have no clue on how to solve it... For the hasty: A brief description of only the fault itself can be found at the very bottom ...
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%systemdrive%\windows\temp deletion rules

What are the rules for which the files in %systemdrive%\windows\temp are removed? I am not referring to rules that System Administrator add to system. I am referring to the built-in processes that ...
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Change DNS TTL for every records in a zone

I have a forward lookup zone with a lot of A records. If I change the TTL for the zone, it does not apply to records (they keep the previous TTL setting). I have to manually change the TTL for every ...
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Windows 7 WMI ODBC driver installation?

I am interested leveraging the ease of report production provided by Microsoft SQL Report Builder, but I would like WMI as an available datasource. Since SQL Report Builder relies only on SQL, I ...
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Fake Recycle Bin via Group Policy

Is it possible to create a fake recycle bin where the files aren't actually deleted using MS AD/ Group Policy? The goal is to be able to recover 'deleted' files after, let's say, a dirty resignation. ...
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Remotely Managing Windows machines without Active Directory

I'm the on-site tech at a remote healthcare facility with a few hundred workstations/devices and half a dozen servers. I'm having difficulty having a physical presence everywhere I'm needed. Corp. IT ...
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Creating a template/default roaming profile

With Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and running Windows 8.1 machines, is there a way to create a default or template that will contain shortcuts and files for a new user when they are created? ...
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Active Directory Administrative Center over Active Directory Users and Computers

Is there any difference using Active Directory Administrative Center over Active Directory Users and Computers? In training videos I've seen people mostly use the older look Active Directory Users and ...
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rdiff-backup --remote-schema does not take input

I'm trying to set up rdiff-backup between my windows host machine and my remote linux machine. I'm using Windows 8.1. SSH and rdiff-backup is indeed within the PATH environment variablle... With the ...
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EFS Recovery Agent not working

I know EFS data recovery has been discussed so many times in the forums but I could not find anything useful in the other threads as I believe I have followed all the required steps but still cannot ...
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Create a 'GitHub' style index page for files/folder on a fileserver [closed]

My workplace doesn't have a easy to use document management system, and I have no chance in building or installing one. Right now, people just throw files on a shared fileserver, where search doesn't ...
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How to add NT Virtual Machine\Virtual Machines to GPO?

I have a Windows 2012 Server with Hyper-V enabled and a few virtual machines. My current configuration has a few account in the "Log on as a service" list in the domain policies, and sometimes this ...