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Windows RDS - speed up log-off

It takes 20-30 seconds for the logoff procedure to complete on our 2012R2 RDS server. This causes issues for our RemoteApp users. I'm curious if anyone out there has thoughts on how to speed up ...
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What is a minimal useful unattend.xml file for SysPrep on Windows 7

Could you provide a minimal unattend.xml file for use in Windows 7, which will be manually installed, updated and configured on one workstation, then SysPrep will be run like this: ...
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DHCP Server Not Registering PTR Records

I've got a DHCP server that's configured to "Always dynamically update DNS records". Unfortunately, it's not doing its job. The client sends an Option 81 with its FQDN and all flags at 0. The ACK back ...
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Domain Admins group denied access to d: drive

I have a brand new Active Directory (CORP-AD) installation running on Windows 2008R2. I have a domain controller (PDC01) and a member server (ME01). The member server has a C: and a D: drive. Part ...
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Auto Update for java /Adobe Flash player on the client PC with out admin privilage

Is there any possibilities an silent auto updates for JAVA and Adobe Flash player on the domain user PC without admin rights? We often get updates and its really annoying users and administrator to ...
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Computer That Is Member Of A Domain Can't See Domain Groups

So, I have joined to my workplace local domain. I logged in a couple of times using my domain user but now the computer won't be able to see any users or groups from the domain. Actually in 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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Server hardware specs for my web app [duplicate]

Hi can I ask some help I was developing GPS vehicle tracking system, and I was ask what server hardware needed to use in order deploy my web application.and I have no idea for the hardware to use like ...
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Allow domain users to modify local printer settings Windows 7 via Group Policy

I've been scouring the internet for days and thus far have had zero luck in finding a solution. Short Version: I need to allow users to modify their locally installed printers. Specifically, they ...
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Cannot start Virtual Machine

I am trying to setup a Virtual Server using the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V but each time, when I click start, after creating the Server, I get an error: An error occurred while attempting to start ...
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On IIS, how do I patch the SSL 3.0 POODLE vulnerability (CVE­-2014­-3566)?

How do I patch CVE­-2014­-3566 on a Windows Server 2012 system running IIS? Is there a patch in Windows Update, or do I have to do a registry change to disable SSL 3.0?
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GPO to Disable Screensaver only when connected via RDP

Is there a GPO option to disable the idle-time screensaver for RDP connections, but keep the idle-time screensaver options for interactive logins? Edit: All users are TS users as well a local so they ...
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Windows server 2012 R2 - delay before certificates start working

I have this weird unexplained delay before the certificates i put in my servers start actually working it goes something like this: I add the certificates snap-in to mmc to manage the computer ...
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Microsoft RDP mixed mode

Ill currently have a win 2008 server and several Windows 7 desktop pc's with their own HDD connecting to the server. I want to add some thin clients (no local HDD) to my existing environment ...
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How much swap is being used on windows?

This seems like a simple question, but I can't find the answer, so maybe I'm the simple one. How can I tell how much of my swap space is being used on Windows Web Server 2008? On Windows Server ...
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Using Rsync to backup a Windows Share

I have a Windows 7 box that I want to back up to an Ubuntu machine. I have mounted a Windows share on the Ubuntu box (using CIFS/Samba), and I want to use a cron job to rsync what's on the mounted ...
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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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Puppet agent on Windows unless doesn't work how I think?

Ok, I've spent days chasing this around. Is there an issue with puppet agent 3.7.1 x64 on Windows 7 x64 where execs with "unless" don't ever NOT run the command? I've tried doing Batch example: ...
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Windows 7 sending all packets to one nic

I have windows 7 with two nics, one default gateway set on nic1, and no default gateway on nic2. Nics are on different subnets. Nic1 is on 192.168.1.0/24 subnet, and nic2 is on 10.60.194.0/28 network. ...
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What is needed for a remote ODBC connection

Recently I got the task of building a PHP application, that connects to a remote ODBC driver. We got the ODBC driver and set up a test enviroment. Since it's my first time working with ODBC drivers, ...
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How do I track CPU Utilization for Window Services?

I am using the windows task manager to track CPU utilization. I notice that my applications are listed but Windows Services are not. For instance, total CPU usage is listed at 70% but the summary of ...
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Finegrained performance reporting on svchost.exe

This is something that's always bothered me, so I'll ask the Server Fault community. I love Process Explorer for keeping track of more than just the high-level tasks you get in the Task Manager. But ...
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How to automate slipstream?

Since years I use slipstreamed Windows installations. This works very well, but preparing them is tedious : 1 - install a Windows with the last slipstreamed version we have (automated install) 2 - ...
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How to clear Windows event logs using command line?

Normally I can open the Computer Management console, go to the Event Viewer snap-in, open the Windows Logs folder, right-click on Application/Security/Setup/System subfolder, choose Clear Log and ...
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Server Linux and Microsoft many questions about what they can handle [on hold]

So i have been given 1,8 million NOK krones to upgrade a buissnes in a school assignment and my teachers refuse to ask these simple questions. But they want a intranet solution based on LAMP and no ...
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ACL mask assigned when a group member creates files/directories on a Samba server from Windows effectively make them read-only

Home directories are shared by Samba running on CentOS 6.3 with the following configuration: [homes] comment = Home Directories read only = No inherit acls = Yes ...
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Windows 2003 subdomain not working

I'm trying to add a subdomain to my main one, to be connected to an external IP address. So I have: example.com mail.example.com www.example.com Which are working. I want to add test.example.com ...
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How to solve TLS error in Filezilla FTP client? [on hold]

When i try to connect a site files by Filezilla FTP client, i get the following error Status: Connecting to 91.109.7.88:21... Status: Connection established, initializing TLS... Error: ...
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How to setup an alias in IIS?

I'm a SharePoint developer, so please, bear with me here and I'll provide more information as needed since I'm not sure what I need to specify here! I'm trying to setup an alias in IIS. I have a ...
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Logstash-forwarder TLS handshake error - Server selected unsupported protocol version 301

I have the problem below just with windows. I tried with linux and it works fine. When I run: .\logstash-forwarder-master.exe -config .\logstash-forwarder2.conf With logstash-forwarder2.conf: { ...
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back [on hold]

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then swap in another HDD and install linux on it with uefi. It boots and reboots fine. ...
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How can a set a Security Group's email address using PowerShell?

I need to create many groups with email addresses. I would prefer to use Security Groups to reduce the number of groups we have to maintain, otherwise we'd have an identical Distribution Group for ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 performance for Mac OS X Clients (File Services)

I am inheriting a Windows 2012 R2 Server that is experiencing abysmal SMB/CIFS performance for Mac OS X Clients in particular. The server is doing file services and is an Active Directory Domain ...
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How to install a Mail Server on your Windows Server [on hold]

I am looking to move my hosted site + email onto my Azure VPS (Windows Server 2012). I can migrate the site successfully using the @ A Name Record, but how would I go about the email? Do I need to ...
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How do I find broken symlinks automatically on Windows?

Not sure if this is bad style, but I'm asking this question here because I couldn't find the answer elsewhere, and then I worked out one solution on my own. I'd be interested to see other people's ...
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Share a folder programatically with custom credentials

Is it possible to share a windows folder with custom credentials (rather than a windows account)? I'm developing internet cafe software. I want to mount a desktop folder from a network share upon ...
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Generating Windows base image: patch slipstreaming vs sysprep integration

When preparing a base image for deployment, there are currently two methods for generating an updated image: A.- You can slipstream the patches into a custom-made ISO image (either using directly the ...
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Git clone from Windows to Windows cannot find the repository

git clone gituser@<server>:myRepo.git doesn't work, fails with the error message: fatal: ''myRepo.git'' does not appear to be a git repository Background: We have a Windows 7 machine set up ...
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Windows Powershell Vim Keybindings

Is there a way to get vim keybindings in powershell as you would in bash or zsh with a command like set -o vi
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Rails server not working showing “TCPServer Error: Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port) is normally permitted.”

My server was working fine until this happened. Please help me out on this. I don't know why this error is coming. => Booting WEBrick => Rails 4.1.8 application starting in development on ...
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Where are diskshadow snapshots stored?

I am evaluating DISKSHADOW utility to take MSSQL database snapshots. I use the below set context persistent set option rollbackrecover txfrecover set verbose on begin backup add volume d: alias ...
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How to setup internet explorer favourites for members of a domain?

Is it possible to setup internet explorer favourites for everyone (or perhaps a group) on a domain? We have a number of favourites that would be useful to share with all users.
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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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Error1053 trying to start postgres as service on windows

I installed postgres on windows7 and tried to start the service through control panel. It produces error 1053. When I try to run postgres.exe from command line, I get this message: C:\Program Files ...
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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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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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How to schedule firewall to block wan connection on Windows 7 [on hold]

I have a camera on my pc. There are 3 NVR (network recorder ) on different network connected to my cam throug WAN connection. I need to block any NVR from accessing my camera in different hour, and ...
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Windows Server 2012r2 virtualized domain controller

My work environment contain a single forest with two domains DomainA and DomainB. DomainA contain the following: DC01 holds all FSMO roles for the domain and forest, Global catalog and is forest ...
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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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View Desktop of all currently logged in Users on Windows Server

We're running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise in a small research project at home. We need multiple users running Software in the background. For Monitoring purposes I'd like to have the ability to ...