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Why does processor check say “compatible with long mode”, but VMplayer is saying “incompatible”?

When I open a VM using VMware Player, there's an error message:  –§–  Software virtualization is incompatible with long mode on this platform. Disabling long mode. ...
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Postgres pgpass windows - not working

DB: Postgres 9.0 Client: Windows 7 Server Windows 2008, 64bit I'm trying to connect remotely to a postgres instance for purposes of performing a pg_dump to my local machine. Everything works from my ...
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Setup wamp server with PDO SQL Server [on hold]

I'm looking is there a solution to setup a WAMP server (i prefer Easyphp) with the pdo extension for SQL Server without setup it alone (and Microsoft ODBC Driver 11 for SQL Server) and configurate ...
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Cross-platform filesystem watcher, running in VM watching host?

Can anybody suggest a way to copy data from a VM's host to the VM[0] in way that is cross-platform across hosts (i.e. Windows, Mac or Linux)? Right now, I'm achieving this by running rsync in the VM ...
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What can trigger changes into the urlacl list?

We had a really nasty problem today, related to the urlacl list (i.e. reserved URLs). We were deploying a big release across 8 servers, all using IIS 7. Everything was going very smoothly until we ...
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How to rename a project in the Team Foundation Server (TFS)

How to rename a project in the Team Foundation Server 2008? What are khown issues?
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IIS 8 Server Too Busy

I've been working on it for a few weeks. I've an IIS 8.0 Server hosting, ASP .NET 4.0 application in Classic mode. Two of the files are GET which do file system reads for every request and one is post ...
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Why is execution of batch files different between drag & drop and from command line?

Ok, so I've been trying to figure this out for hours with no progress. I have created a batch file to get details of a VHD. Everything runs fine and produces the expected results when run from the ...
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Querying services from a remote Windows 7 PC extremely slow

When I query installed services from a remote Windows 7 PC it's very slow. With a remote Windows XP PC it's always fast. For example, from my Windows 7 PC the command sc \\pc1 query type= service ...
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PowerShell just Hangs [duplicate]

Anyone else have problems when running a PowerShell script, where the script just hangs in one spot until you hit Enter or something on the console window? This happens to me all the time, and for ...
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GPO Troubleshooting - Security Filtering - Computer Configuration

We have a GPO that includes a Computer Configuration that enables a Preference that adds a security group to the local Administrators group. Since this is a Computer Configuration, do you need to add ...
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What is the windows server HW platfom (24 cpu, 2.3ghz server-2 core ) equivalent to Linux VM? [duplicate]

Wanted to migrate Windows Server HW to Linux NM Server. Windows HW 96G RAM 2.3ghz, 2core 24 CPU Hyper threading is enabled What is the equivalent HW requirement for ...
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Re/Installing an MSI, getting 'not a valid short file name' error

We are running windows 2008. We have a windows service called ImportService, that is installed via an MSI package. A previous version was installed about 3 months ago without problems. When have ...
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Opening outgoing ports on dedicated machine

I have a website where I have been working with another person on a game server listing site. It queries the game servers and shows information etc. Anyway upon talking to the creator of the script he ...
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Active Directory: Viewing “Attribute Editor” after finding an account via ADUC's “Find” option

When I activate the Advanced features (View -> Advanced Features) and open a user's properties by navigating to their OU and right clicking the user object, I see the Attribute Editor tab. However, ...
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How to get Microsoft license authentication for all machines on a network?

We have a small network (~150 desktops, ~20 servers) much of which is Linux. MS keeps wanting to audit our MS products every 3 years or so. I really don't have time to go around to 80-90 desktops and ...
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Where can I find data stored by a Windows Service running as “Local System Account”?

I'm using a service which stores data on disk. The service is running as "local system account". Where is the stored data for that system user? I'm thinking about C:\Documents and Settings\Default ...
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Add existing hosts to hostgroups in Nagios

How can I add existing Hosts to HostGroups in Nagios XI, automatically? For example, I have an existing 100+ Windows servers that I want to add to a hostgroup called "Windows".
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Share desktop and documents folders among multiple Windows accounts?

We have several Windows workstations which are shared by multiple users. I'm currently considering a scheme where users have their own user accounts and profiles, but they share the same Desktop and ...
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List all hotfixes applied to windows server

There used to be a command line tool called QFECheck in Windows Server 2000 that would list them out. Is this the preferred method on windows server 2003/2008? I know they're listed in Add/Remove ...
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Windows 2008 R2 Server Security Log filling with event 521

I understand that status code 0xc0000008 means Invalid Handle. How do you resolve this issue (besides a restart)? What is the best way to determine the cause for this? Log Name: Security ...
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Find GUID of MSI Package

How can I find the GUID of an MSI package? I would like to script the removal of a program on a large number of desktops by using: msiexec.exe /x ProductCode Any reason why this would not work ...
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Silent Install of MSI

What is the command line to silently install an MSI file?
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Windows TCP Window Scaling Hitting plateau too early

Scenario: We have a number of Windows clients regularly uploading large files (FTP/SVN/HTTP PUT/SCP) to Linux servers that are ~100-160ms away. We have 1Gbit/s synchronous bandwidth at the office and ...
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Can Robocopy be configured to only log the “errors”?

Can Robocopy be configured to only log the “errors”? On a large copy job, I’m really only interested in knowing what files were NOT copied.
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Enforce minimum wait time for network connection

Due to an issue with our network switches (V1810-48G) we've been having difficulty with GPO based software installations. The installs fly by instantly but do not get installed. We've attributed this ...
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Windows CA to issue certificate to authenticate SSH to a Linux server

I have a Windows Server Root Certificate Authority, Linux SSH server, and users with Windows SSH clients. The Linux box is not part of the AD domain (and probably never will be [sigh]) OpenSSH 5.4 ...
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Can't activate volume license Office 2013 installed on retail Windows 7 via KMS

I have a KMS host in my environment running on Windows 7 Enterprise. It is configured to activate all volume licensed editions of Windows and below and Office 2013 and below. It has received the ...
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Windows domain authentication using HOST files

I am currently setting up remote office PCs running Windows 7 Professional to authenticate back to a domain controller running Windows 2008 R2 in the headquarters. Is it possible to simply define the ...
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Non-domain log forwarding certificate types

I'm trying to set up a source initiated subscription (Log forwarding) where the event source server is not in the same domain as the event collector server. I'm following these steps. It states that ...
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Access to “Windows Security” logs for “eventlog” group

Security logs are not available for users in eventlog group. I've checked this down to security event log file. eventlog group has all permissions. Unfortunately I cannot add my user to ...
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How to connect AD Explorer from Sysinternals to Global Catalog

I'm using the sysinternals AD Explorer quite frequently to search and inspect an Active Directory without any big problems. But now i'd like to connect not only to a single AD Server. Instead i like ...
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Signing PE files under Unix

After a signing PE file under Unix using osslsigncode, the file has digital signature but running it under Windows UAC shows that Publisher is unknown. Did anyone else have a similar problem? What is ...
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Restore state to original [on hold]

Trying to find out what the recommendations are for this. We have tried Time Freeze and Reboot Restore FX. Any other products out there? Before we consider commercial software we want to find out if ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter The request to list features available on the specified server failed

I am trying to add the Wireless LAN Service to my server but I first had to restart it because it installed some updates a while ago. After the restart it came up with the following error: The ...
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Windows Server 2008 redirected folder files disappeared

I had setup a Windows 2008 server to redirect My Documents using Group Policy. A user using Win7 had a couple of documents saved to My Documents and was good for a couple of days. One day I run ...
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Copying files / permissions to another server without SMB?

For diagnostics on a problem I am experiencing I really need to be able to copy files between windows servers - including the NTFS permissions without using smb. Is there a ready way to do this? If I ...
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VPN - local and remote networks IP collision

I have created a VPN connection in Windows using the New Network Connection wizard that comes with Windows. It works without problems in most places, but there is one concrete place where, despite ...
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OpenSSL shows usage for openssl pkcs12 -export command on Windows?

Am trying to generate a pcks12 file on Windows. I don't see what is wrong with my command run as administrator on Windows 7 64-bits. All input files exist. Alternately I get a usage or error "unable ...
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Is it possible to create an EBS AMI for windows EC2 instance?

We have a Windows server (EBS backed) running in EC2. We make regular snapshots for data backups. I'd like to create a new EC2 instance from one of these snapshots. Yes, I realise this is the same as ...
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Prevent users from downloading certain files

I am working for an organization which helps people with mental disabilities. All of them have a user account in our AD. The client computers are running a mix of Windows 7 and 8.1, and the server is ...
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Is there a specific name for the “.\” (dot-slash) shorthand used to log onto a Windows machine?

I guess the title just about says it all. And yes, .\, not that obsolete \. thing. :) For those who don't know, .\ is a shorthand way of saying "this computer"*see "footnote" in Windows at a logon ...
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How to hide shadow copy in windows

OS: Windows server 2008 enterprise R2 as the file server Function: shadow copy Question: Need to hide the 'Restore previous versions' from users, only administrator can see the previous version?
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how to get own process pid from the command prompt in windows

im trying to find a way to get my own PID from a command prompt (for later use in bat scripts) so far the only useful way i found was to use getpids.exe from here : ...
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Windows add route between two NIC card Windows 7 [on hold]

I have connected two PC_1 and PC_2 as below in windows 7 machine PC_1 (Intf1 - 1.1.1.1) --------- PC_2 (Intf1 - 1.1.1.2) PC_1 (Intf2 - 2.2.2.1) --------- PC_2 (Intf2 - 2.2.2.2) (Intf1 and Intf2 ...
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lsass.exe has different version on different Windows 7 x64 machines

On most of machines lsass.exe has version 6.1.7601.23002 On several machines lsass.exe has version 6.1.7601.18798 I suspect that this is a cause of errors ...
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wbadmin incremental system state backup

I am doing system state backups on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise (Service Pack 1) machine and expected the backups after the first one to be incremental. However with each backup a new directory ...
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Intermittent Terminal Server Session Disconnects

We have two Windows Server 2008 R2 terminal servers in a farm. Both are configured identically, and their only job is to run a single RemoteApp application (users do not log in with full interactive ...
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What can I do to replace FTP?

I'd like to replace FTP access with systems that are more secure. Sending passwords in plain text with no encryption is unacceptable and with single-sign-on growing, becoming less acceptable daily. ...
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python library to create DNS record on Windows 2008 [on hold]

I am searching for a Python library I can use to create DNS records on a Windows 2008. Either I cannot find any or I am overlooking something.