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EC2 UserData analog for Windows on ESXI

Are there any analog of the ec2 user data for the Windows on ESXI? I want to solve following task: when new instance starts at the first time on ESXI hypervisor it need to be bootstraped with some ...
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One-way sync, no synchronisation of deleted files

Situation: Multiple Clients uploading zip files (raw data) to a file server, every night (sftp synchronise job) A File Server, that stores that zip files A Processing Server, this server runs a ...
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Can you use powershell to “spin up” new VM instances

Learning powershell and working on creating VMs with Hyper-v. I was wondering is there a way or an ideal way to go about installing/setting up guest operating systems as well with it? So far the only ...
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How best to recover from Primary Domain Controller failure?

Recently my small, aged private office Windows Server 2008 machine failed. Unfortunately, the machine was my primary domain controller and I don't have any type of secondary domain controller in the ...
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Reverse DNS Lookups

Morning All, I've been handed a domain with c.150k DNS records in it for a total of 100k machines. The DNS records are all in a single forward lookup zone on the same domain and just to be helpful, ...
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Is it possible to migrate Azure VM image from one Subscription to another Subscription?

I recently captured one azure vm image in one storage account, and planning to migrate this image to another storage account under a different subscription. I used PowerShell Script to run this task, ...
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Windows Server and Graphics Driver

With windows server is there any benefit to installing a graphics driver (eg the Intel / Nvidia / AMD driver vs the basic Windows one)? I'm currently only using the Hyper-V role on the host machine ...
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802.1x Authentication Issue

I have two wireless network profiles with the only difference between them being the SSID. I am able to connect to profile1 but I am not able to connect to profile2. Looking at the event logs after ...
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How to attach SSD to Azure VM and check its type?

I created one VM with 100G SSD, but it's only D rive, which is the temporary disk. I want to attach another SSD drive to the VM, but I'm not sure its type. Is is possible to do this? Thank You
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What does DISM Return Code 0x800F081E mean when installing WMF 4.0 on Windows 7 machines? (online)

I'm using the Windows Update Agent to install WMF 4.0 on my Windows 7 workstations. I unpacked the MSU to get the cab files and install them using DISM online mode with the following commands (one for ...
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monitoring local admin remote login

Using SIEM system, how can I monitor the event of someone remote login into a computer using a local adminstrator account ? By using RDP you can remote login using local adminstrator account into a ...
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What webserver does Splunk use on Windows?

Is it a propietary web server? I thought it used Apache, but I've been looking through the installation files and can't find any references. I'm trying to secure the access to the free version of ...
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How to run mysql prompt in windows powershell ISE?

I want to use PowerShell ISE tab to be able to connect mysql client and tun sql statements, however as soon as I connect to client using following command - >mysql.exe ...
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How to start multiple Azure VM at the same time?

I'm trying to use Powershell scripts to start multiple VMs at the same time. I only know how to start one single VM or all VMs at the same time, but in my case, I only want to make change to selected ...
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powershell cmdlet for system center 2012 end point protection?

Anyone knows if there are cmdlets for endpoint protection in system center 2012? I am trying to force to update definitions for endpoint protection from system center 2012, looks there is no such ...
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hMailServer wont work via SSL/TLS over IMAP/POP3?

Im attempting to configure a hMailServer instance on my Windows Server 2012 box, it works fine in Mozilla ThunderBird if I use IMAP port 143 and authenticating with a "normal password" But preferably ...
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Catching “request entity is too large” error

I am running a web server IIS 8.0 and using ASP.NET and C#. I have an upload box where the user can upload a file to the server and after a limit of about 50MB, a message appears on a white page: ...
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decommissioning a domain controller [duplicate]

I am new to AD. We have a total of three domain controllers that are also DNS servers. Can I decommission the DC running Windows Server 2003 standard. Will the global catalog be replicated safely?
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Server 2012 RRAS - RADIUS client number of authentication retries

I have a Windows Server 2012 system with the RRAS service installed. RRAS works ok, it receives VPN requests and sends them to a remote RADIUS server for authentication. I am trying to configure the ...
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Observium and SNMP parameters

I have installed observium on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server. Now, I am trying to add a windows 7 instance device to observium. But, when I try to add the device the following message appears: ...
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Windows Azure linux domain

I've set up a Virtual Machine and I need to connect my domain .site.com to Windows Azure, I tried to do it with an A record using the provided IP, but the VIP address is not static, and after ...
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Windows server 2012 Standard License on Windows Server 2012 R2 [duplicate]

We have a windows server 2012 R2 installed on one of our server and need to activate it i have just checked with the system administrator according to him Windows server 2012 Standard license/ Windows ...
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Windows Image Deployment - WinPE - Execute Command After Server Image Deployment but Before WinPE Reboot

Simplified version: Execute command in WinPE after server image deployment but before WinPE reboots. Previous title: Windows Image Deployment - WinPE - Move Dynamically Generated XML via HTA to ...
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How do I get as much debugging info as possible out of the Network Policy Server (ias) service?

We are trying to authenticate a client on remote vpn, through a Meraki Z1 teleworker appliance. The Z1 is sending a proper request, the Network Policy Server (ias) service is apparently ...
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Domain Controller, Windows 2012, Computer policy could not be updated successfully

I have issue with DC cant update computer policy PS C:\Windows\system32> .\gpupdate.exe /force Updating policy... Computer policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were ...
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Strategy for virtualised Windows Server Updates to reduce downtime

We have a wonderful VMWare based visualized environment that has, until now, been hosting a collection of Linux based VMs. We've now added in a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM that hosts a SQL Server ...
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Can I execute Azure Automation Runbook on PowerShell?

Actually I want to run these runbooks by myself, not relying on Automation Part. In this case, I can choose when to deploy them, and also it is flexible for me to choose variables. It would be better ...
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Windows Azure Automation problems about job action 'Activate'

I am testing a runbook on Automation, but it was suspended. The details show : The job action 'Activate' cannot be run, because the process stopped unexpectedly. The job action was attempted 3 times. ...
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Windows 20003 R2 Missing mapped drives under ODBC Administrator [closed]

When I try to set up an ODBC datasource (MS Access) I can't select the network drive where the mdb file is. The network drive is accesible from My Computer.
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How to clone image and data for VM on Azure?

I'm trying to find a way to clone the image of one VM on Azure. I knew some information about 'sysprep' and Linux system, but those require delete the previous VM. In my case, I don't want to delete ...
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Windows firewall, netsh, block all ips from a text file

am using the following scrip to block ip's from a text file into the windows firewall. I'm using windows 2008 R2 @echo off if "%1"=="list" ( netsh advfirewall firewall show rule Blockit | ...
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pscp alias for current host

Is there any way to send files via pscp using -load profile without specifying host if I have already specified it in profile? I want to specify only source path, destination path and profile without ...
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Determine if C drive has 2 GB of free disk space

I am trying to determine if a target pc has atleast 2 GB of free space. Here is what I have so far: @echo off for /f "usebackq delims== tokens=2" %%x in (`wmic logicaldisk where "DeviceID='C:'" get ...
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Windows File Sharing not working

We have a workstation on our domain that we need to share a printer from, and it's not working. I also set up a shared folder to help with testing. Details: We are on a domain. All operations ...
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Number of previous logons to cache - is there any way to override the limit of 50?

The goal is to have over 100 users be able to log into an offline machine using their cached domain credentials. Is there any way to override the limit? Do I have any other options for storing ...
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Windows SBS 2008 - Registering remote VPN users in DNS

Our server runs Windows SBS 2008 and we're utilising Routing and Remote Access for VPN connectivity. Some of our remote VPN users have workstations which are attached to our domain. When these users ...
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cannot open assembly certmgr.exe

I'm trying to run a basic console app that calls a web services hosted on an external https endpoint using Mono. I keep getting errors about decrypting the response. Some googling has led me to ...
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Group Policy to Place Shortcut on All Users Desktops

We're looking at using a GPO to put a shortcut to a company web app on all users' desktops. Different users are on different Windows versions, meaning the location varies: c:\documents and ...
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Windows redirect outgoing traffic

I need to redirect network traffic in a windows server which is destined to for example 111.111.111.111:100 to 222.222.222.222:100 This would be easy with iptables but cannot find any method how to ...
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How do I know the remaining buffer space?

There is a socket error 10055, meaning "No buffer space available". But what is this buffer space and how do I know, how much of it is still available? At the time I've got this error, the server had ...
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How to Automatically Tust Auto Enrolled Code Signing Certificates

In my organization all developers are setup to be granted a Code signing certificate via Auto Enrollment. Additionally, PowerShell is configured by group policy to require all scripts to be signed. ...
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VMware Host Copy File from catalog to VM/ISO mounting not working

I have uploaded an ISO to our vcloud administrator organization catalog. For some reason the system refuses to mount it as a CD/DVD drive. It recognizes that it's an ISO, but when I select it as ...
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Citrix XenApp application not able to access Win7 - XPMode shared directory (access denied)

So many different layers, so much "fun" I'm trying to do something I shouldn't be doing, but I don't have any other choice at this point. We have old lab equipment with old software that will not ...
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openssl verify error 7 at 1 depth lookup:certificate signature failure

I have installed OpenVPN server on CentOS. I have two clients - first under CentOS (all works), and trying connect Windows client now. I generated client's certificates with build-key utility. If I ...
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Collecting PC to Printer relationship information across an entire domain using a script

I'm trying to create a script which will enable view every PC to Printer relationship across an entire domain of around 1200 machines. In theory I am looking for a script to be run so that it will ...
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openvpn rdp networking mystery : can connect HTTP cannot RDP, even with firewall off

I have 2 small networks joined using OpenVpn (routed configuration), lets call them A and B. on A, I have a test web server (IIS, Windows 2008R2 or Windows 2012 depending on test machine), lets call ...
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sAMAccountName used for logged on users

When RDP'd to a server I'll often find that there are no available sessions as there are users currently logged in. Within our environment we utilise a user privilege management solution which creates ...
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Permissions on Windows share being accessed from a Mac - Access denied but should not be

I have a weird problem for some Mac users accessing a Windows (2012) share where the folders are 'locked down' i.e users can not create folders, only files. In essence they have all permissions ...
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Starting a GUI application under a different session

I run a game hosting service, and I want my customers to be able to access the console of the game servers. However, despite looking like a terminal window, the game's server console is graphical, and ...
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Cancel / block a task triggered with delay by windows “task scheduler”

This is related to a specific issue, but I think it is an "interesting" question for general use: In Windows (specifically 2k8 server, for me) you have a task that is triggered by an event ...