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Cannot add a network printer to Windows 10 machine. Access Denied

Here is my scenario: I have two computers, one a windows 8.1 machine that hosts the HP LaserJet 4100 printer. It has a LPT port, which is used by the printer. I have printed pages on the printer ...
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Is there a way to prevent Sysprep from destroying your IIS installation?

Ok, so that may sound a bit cataclysmic, but at least in many cases this is true. I have done a lot of searching but not found a great thread that has it simply stated like this. In fact, the KB ...
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How to install SSL certificate for Windows 8.1

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that I RDP into on a public IP (also secured by 2FA). I am getting a failing PCI scan because the default SSL cert created by Windows for RDP is using SHA1 hashing. So ...
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Remotely change local group policy server 2008R2

I'm trying to find a way I can edit the 'trusted hosts' list under local group policy remotely. Path from within Local Group Policy is: \local computer policy\computer configuration\administrative ...
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Disabling shadow copies on a NFS share folder

I want to disable shadow copies being created on a specific Windows NFS share folder which is being used by an ESXi 6 server for virtual machine backups (via xsibackup). The reason for wanting to do ...
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remote Windows command line

I am connecting from my pc1 to Windows server via Widows Remote Desktop Client. Then I execute one application (it has maximized window, and must stay maximized) on remote computer via his own ...
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How to update all windows drivers?

Is there any way to force windows to recheck all devices against drivers in its database (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DevicePath) and update to the latest drivers ...
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How to enable Windows firewall to log attempts to connect to closed (not listenting) ports?

We have some servers with Windows firewall and logging enabled for dropped connections. We observe that when we do a port scan with nmap, the log (pfirewall.log) only reports attempts to connect ...
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windows 10 unable to access sysvol and netlogon

A Windows 10 update introduced a security enhancement, where the windows 10 client is unable to browse to syslog and netlogon shares in order to prevent unintended access to these locations. The ...
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Windows 2003(!) Server won't boot: stuck at “applying security policy”

We have a (partly) decommissioned Windows 2003 server (of year 2000 vintage) which has been running fine until I had to turn it off for the first time in months due to a planned power outage. The ...
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Windows server 2012 | IIS website external not working [on hold]

I'm trying to create a public website for my mom with IIS in server 2012. The websites (based on wordpress) works fine on the server itself. But when I try to access the website from another PC in my ...
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Default Program via GPO Windows 7

I tried to configure the default program to open .docx/.doc files via gpo as mentioned here: http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/09/how-to-use-group-policy-to-change-open-with-file-associations/ I've ...
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What file access problems does the “You are about to change permissions on the root directory of the startup disk…” warning refer to?

In an AD environment as a local admin to a server, I went to give a colleague full permissions to a drive (right-click the drive, Security, Edit, add him and give him some rights) temporarily while ...
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Migrate logcal windows users to FreeIPA ones

We have several Windows machine (running 7, 8, and 10, but that should not be relevant) with local users. Most of those local users are the same login name but might have different UID/GID based on ...
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Disk2vhd : error during copy. The error could not be performed due to an I/O error

I'm trying to convert a fully patched, Windows Server2008 R2 system disk into a VHD by using disk2vhd from Microsoft Sysinternals. Every time, the conversion fails with error during copy. The error ...
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Same printout appeared on multiple local printers on intranet

I work for a small retail chain. Each location has a windows pc with a usb printer. The machines are on the same windows domain through vpn. Monday morning all the stores in one city discovered a ...
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Windows 2008 R2 server password recovery

I have just started at a new job. My job is to backup all the data in a windows server , reconfigure it as linux and load all the data back into it. The admin password of the windows machine is ...
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Does WinPE have a default Administrator password?

If so, what is it? And if it does not, how can I set it when configuring my WIM?
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WIndows Active directory log

Hi im trying to log all the logins failed and correct from my users accounts for audit purposes (only username and time) is there a way I can do it with my windows active directory ? best regards
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Windows Equivalent for lspci?

Anyone know if an equivalent of lspci exists for Windows? lspci is a really nice Linux command to list all the device info on the pci bus. This tells you exactly what chipsets are present in ...
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Windows Server NAS Backup solution [on hold]

I'm looking for software for Windows Server, which will work similarly to NAS solutions. I want to be able to backup data from workstations to my server, manage the rights to share/view/edit files and ...
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Run logon command as administrator Windows 10

I've looked around and couldn't find a answer to this exact question. I am working on building a Windows 10 image to push to a bunch of computers using Clonezilla and I am trying to get the unattend ...
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How to hide 'Shut down' button from an AD group assigned in local Administrators group (Windows Server)?

Basically I need to grant a group full local administrative permissions but hide or disable the shutdown button for them in the start menu. We have Windows servers from 2008 to 2012. I did my ...
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Free tool/script for directory size calculation [on hold]

Does anyone know of a free command-line tool or script that calculates the size of a directory including all subdirectories? It needs to be compatible with Windows 7, work with hard links and ...
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Windows 10 Terminal over HTTP/S? [on hold]

What's an alternative to shellinabox/gotty/Ajaxterm/butterfly in Windows? I use Windows 10 and I want to share my terminal as a web application, e.g. run a webserver that allows users to ...
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How to update malware definition on Windows Defender Offline?

I downloaded mssstool64.exe and create a USB stick to boot a laptop. After it boots up, on the GUI, there is a tab called Update which is meant to download the latest definition. However, when you ...
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How to create a IPsec tunnel between Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu with Racoon

I've configured several IPsec site to site tunnels between Ubuntu 15.10 machines using Racoon. I'm now trying to add the same kind of IPsec tunnel between a Ubuntu machine and a Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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How to disable windows 10 touchscreen gestures? [migrated]

I need to disable all touchscreen edge gestures so an application can run in 'kiosk mode' without the user accessing things like virtual desktops or action center / notification center. I found a dll ...
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How to replicate between 2 branches

I have 2 branches of my company one is in dubai and other is in abu dhabi. I want to replicate active directory between both branches. I am trying to add a domain controller to an existing domain but ...
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HTTP Error 500.19 - IIS Error

I have following lines in my web.config file. All I am trying to achieve is to display a custom error page if anything goes wrong in application. But instead of getting the custom page I get error as ...
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Remotely install Windows Updates with PsExec

Problem I am working on : I am now in charge of all the Windows machines of a company. All workstations are running Windows 7, I do not have a domain and there is no Windows Server running on the ...
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Finding all users who are local admin on domain

In our windows 2003 domain there are a few computers where domain users are member of the local administrator group. I am looking for the best way to create a list of all the computers where this is ...
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Linux stuck on boot up, windows bootloader overwritten [migrated]

Ahoi. I recently installed debian on my windows 10 machine, and have essentially bumloved my entire machine, it seems. I installed Debian using the 8.3.0 DVD Image from the official site, and the ...
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How to remotely detect windows has completed patch configuration after reboot

We're planning to automate the creation of VMs for our build infrastructure so that we can: Scale the build resources based on demand, e.g. by adding more build agents when required and removing ...
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WMI: How can I fix the port?

I need to use WMI for getting some information from my servers. But I have a server in DMZ, so I need to open a port in my firewall. I've searching and I found that WMI uses random port. How can this ...
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windows server 2012-R2 : how to do vpn client and server via script?

On linux I can write two scripts: Server: one script (pretty simple) to set up and start ssh server, open iptables for inbound, listen for connections and allow appro access levels Client one ...
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Server 2008/2012 with Windows 7/8 Virtualized [on hold]

My CPU doesn't have Hyper-v technology, and I want to brush up on my Server 2008/server 2012 fundamentals... so I was going to use Server 2012/2008 as my physical host, then run a couple copies of ...
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AWS Server 2012 R2, adding clients

I have a AWS machine running MS server 2012 R2. Setting up as a domain controller. I have both public and private IP address associated with the machine. the internal network is on 172.xxx.xxx.xxx ...
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Automatically Deploy Windows Print Server Printers to Clients

Using CUPS with linux clients, configuring clients like this: $ cat /etc/cups/client.conf ServerName <printserver-hostname> $ cat /etc/init/cups.override manual means any changes I make on ...
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multi instance failover clustering (sql server)

just want to straighten my concept properly - when we are talking about SQL multi instance failover cluster, e.g. on a 2 node cluster, it means that each node can run its own sql instance, but each ...
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How can I find what file/user is consuming all the bandwidth on an SMB share?

I manage a windows server (2012 R2) that has an SMB share used by people across my company. Recently, people have been complaining that the share is slow, and I'm seeing that the network bandwidth is ...
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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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Setting the ACL's Group value on files or folders

I ran get-acl -path "D:\path\to\file" | fl: Path : Microsoft.PowerShell.Core\FileSystem::D:\path\to\file Owner : SERVER\user Group : G:S-1-5-21-467825353-2970891935-3496973838-513 I want to ...
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How to Map Network Drives Using Logon Scripts & Group Policy Objects? [on hold]

I want to know how do I map network drives using the logon script method and the group policy objects method? If anyone could post me a in depth answer for going about these methods and explaining the ...
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TCP connection; ACK not received

I am having trouble sending mail from Linux to Exchange server. When I telnet from Linux to Windows on port 25, I am not receiving any message from Exchange. The connection is automatically terminated ...
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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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HTTP Requests to directory with Client Certificate Authentication result in 401.2.5 response code?

I am in the process of upgrading a Web Server from Windows 2003/IIS6 to Windows 2012/IIS8.5. So far so good, except for one thing. I have a Web Service that works on the original server, but when I ...
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Microsoft Windows - Install Updates And Restart (instead of Install and Shutdown)

I have a Windows box I would like to manage remotely. When I logged in this morning, the Start menu shows a ! next to the Shutdown button, notifying me there are updates to install. But the only ...
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Lots of FAILURE AUDIT: an account failed to log on entires in Security Log

I have received lots of failure audits on my server. From the log, I have identified the particular machine that is the culprit. How can I identify which process is sending the login request? Do you ...
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How do I make a Windows sub-subdomain?

I have 2 domains: ex1.com ex2.com DNS records: MYIP @ my.ex2.com httpd-vhosts.conf <VirtualHost *:1337> DocumentRoot "D:/Webserver/domains/ex1.com/www" ServerName "ex1.com" ServerAlias ...