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How to convert text file from Windows line breaks to Unix ones on Unix/Linux?

Is there a quick way to convert text file from Unix line breaks to Windows ones in Unix environment? I thought there could be a standard utility.
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How can I delete virtual networks from command line?

I have Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (without GUI) running at my colo for a week. I was connected via RDP and could use the menu interface and command line. I figured out how to connect Hyper-V Manager from ...
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Samba - permission issue

I am trying to get samba to work properly... I have a "Movies" share (//server/Movies), I want only root account to be able to upload and delete. Guest can view "Movies" share without password/login ...
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Remote App Authentication Error (Code:0x507)

I'm trying to get RDP services running with Windows 2008 R2. I'm at a WINXP SP3 client that was modified to run RDP with NLA. When I start the client connect to the local DC and get an ...
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On server 2008 R2 shutdown not enough time to save all Hyper-V VMs

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 host with lot of VM's on it. Due to specific usage requirement I need all of the VM's states be saved on server Shutdown but it takes too much time (about 20-25 ...
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Copying default profile for new users fails with “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process”

I've built a Windows 2012 R2 Standard x64 terminal server (session-based). Early in the setup process, I was able to log in with my Active Directory credentials, but when I turned it over for wider ...
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Dynamic DNS Registration over VPN?

In our Windows AD domain, we have 2 DCs that also act as our DNS servers which allow the client computers to update their A records. We have a lot of outside salespeople, so some of our laptops have ...
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How to determine the hostname from an IP address in a Windows network?

My LAN has 50 Windows hosts. At the Windows command line I try ping to get the IP address of a running Windows machine. The question is how to get hostname of a specific IP address in the same ...
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How to check that a process is running on windows with zabbix

What would be the correct way to test that a specific process* is running on a host machine running Windows 7 that is connected to zabbix server? After reading a bit I understood using the proc_info ...
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A Ghost File on my website

We have three IIS 7.5 server running on Windows 2008, R2, 64-bit OS. Recently we have a problem with the two of them in relation to a one .htm file. For some reason the site seems to serve an older ...
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Access to Windows event observer with ODBC

Is there a way to access the Windows Event Observer data from something like an ODBC datasource? Or a way to export data (lets say that we limit age of data to 1 week or one month) in a structured ...
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Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts [migrated]

I feel like I've seen this problem with multiple virtual machines with Win8 and Win7 on multiple physical machines using VMWare and Visual Studio Tablet Simulator. Once you start using a virtual ...
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Running multiple instances of a Batch file in windows simultaneously?

I have a windows batch file that is invoked by windows scheduler. When I try to have multiple windows scheduler tasks trying to run the batch file simultaneously, the batch file is locked by the first ...
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UFD with Windows PE requires HDD Drivers to see local drives

hi I'm attempting to image a machine, but after following the instuctions listed on http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217(v=ws.10).aspx I have hit a problem. The reference computer ...
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Desktop backups maintenance on a network share

I have configured Windows Backup and Restore function on Windows 7 Professional desktops to make daily backup on a network share placed on a Windows Server 2012. (BTW It's a pity that this utility ...
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Ms-exchange 2013 audit logs retrieving in csv format not working?

I need help regarding pulling specific information from exchange 2013. The information pertains to mail-exchange audit logs. The exchange in my environment is ms-exchange 2013. Steps performed so far ...
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Remote administration of hundreds of Windows servers with no Active Directory [on hold]

What would be the best approach to remotely manage hundreds of Windows 2008 R2 Servers that are not joined to a central authentication system and/or Active Directory? In the Linux ecosystem there are ...
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Why could ntfs mount hung up?

I've got a centos with mounted ntfs folder. From time to time a backup script performs certain backup routine on that ntfs folder. However, periodically it hangs up: either it takes years to receive ...
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no local computer physical store, only registry and smartcard

I'm currently encountering an issue whereby i cannot see the "local computer" physical store, under trusted root CA, when attempting to install a cert. Instead the only stores i see are "Registry" and ...
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How to allow access to winrs for non-admin user?

I have Windows Server 2012 (and Server 2008, but it is next priority) to monitor it using txwinrm. txwinrm library internally is using WinRS protocol. I have to monitor it using least privileged user, ...
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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit: Missing install.wim for windows 8.1

I'm trying to setup a windows 8.1 deployment using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 but I'm having trouble importing the operating system files. The sources directory in the Windows 8.1 installation ...
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Delays when contacting vSphere virtual machines

We using vSphere 5 to host over a dozen virtual servers and all are Windows 2008 R2 or newer. I'm experiencing a bad delay of a few seconds after a VM has been idle for a little while (may only be a ...
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Check zone assignment from Windows Explorer in Windows 8/Server 2012

I'm trying to determine whether a particular folder is assigned to the Intranet zone. On previous versions of Windows, I could look in the status bar at the bottom of a Windows Explorer window, like ...
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Change Local Group Policies remotely on Windows workstations outside Windows domain

Is it possible to change Local Group Policies on Windows workstations remotely outside a Windows domain? Furthermore, can a script be written that would change GP on several workstations one by one? ...
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Windows 2008 R2 forgets static IP configuration after reboot

I've got an issue where a Windows 2008 R2 Standard (SP1) server loses its static IP configuration upon a reboot. It's a sysprep'd image. The following steps reproduces the problem: Using the SAC, ...
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How to copy a file with its parent directories on Windows?

I want to do this on Windows command line: copy foo\bar\baz\myfile.txt c:\destination And end up with: (assuming c:\destination existed but was empty) c:\destination\foo\bar\baz\myfile.txt How ...
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help with sendmail configuration to send mail through my gmail account?

This is the sendmail.ini file what to change now # Example for a user configuration file # Set default values for all following accounts. defaults logfile "\xampp\sendmail\sendmail.log" # Mercury ...
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Need a script/batch/program that runs a command that won't be killed when the parent is killed

The scenario I use Zabbix to monitor my servers and recently I wanted to add some more metrics for the Windows ones. For security reasons, I used Zabbix's User Parameter feature, but it limits the ...
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Trying to rename a computer via the netdom command and force a reboot

Why doesn't this work? it looks like it will but nothing happens. Option Explicit Dim wshNetwork Dim wshShell Dim PCname Dim Newname Set wshNetwork = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Network") Set ...
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Windows firewall logging. Log file is always blank

I have read many similar articles and posts on how to enable windows firewall logging. I have Win2k8r2 server without any Active Directory, DC, domains and other complicated stuff. Almost all of this ...
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Magento installation problem on Nginx in Windows

I am trying to install magento locally using nginx as the web server instead of Apache. I copied the magento folder to the html directory. When i try to call the magento folder, I get the 404 not ...
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on my windows 2008 machine rt.jar is deleted from jre\lib folder after reboot

I am observing a strange behavior on my Windows machines. I have a Server application(jboss 6.1.0) that uses Java JRE 1.6u29. Machine reboot is causing the rt.jar file within the JRE to be deleted. ...
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Apache on Win32: Slow Transfers of single, static files in HTTP, fast in HTTPS

I have a weird problem with Apache 2.2.15 on Windows 2000 Server SP4. Basically, I am trying to serve larger static files, images, videos etc. The download seems to be capped at around 550kB/s even ...
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psloggedon timeout

I have a list of machine names from my network that I have put in a batchfile to run through the list and show me who is logged onto each. psloggedon \\machineA psloggedon \\machineB psloggedon ...
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Configuring VPN on Windows Server 2008 with no DHCP

Please see the revised section at the bottom as the original question seems to have been a little convoluted I have a cloud based virtual machine from my client's hosting company. The sole ...
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What else does “netsh int ip reset” do?

According to this KB article when you run the "netsh int ip reset" command, all it does is to reset the content of two registry keys: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters\ ...
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Windows Apache 2.2 painfully slow executing CGI

I've recently set up Apache 2.2 and git on one of our Windows XP PCs for gitweb access using the setup at https://git.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/MSysGit:GitWeb As noted on the wiki, the only version of ...
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How to find the creation date of a local user account?

I would like to get the creation date of a local user account (Win 7 if it matters). I've looked at the following WMI objects (and google of course): Win32_UserAccount Win32_NetworkLoginProfile The ...
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resolve access violation exception (0xC0000005) crashing IIS app pool

IIS 7.5, server 2008 r2, classic asp and asp .net 2.0, 3.5 website same server, same app pool. The past 4 weeks thousands of these errors 'C0000005' are occurring. I know from IIS debug diag tool ...
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Opening port 8080 on Windows firewall [migrated]

I am not sure if I am just missing a trick here and it will be something rather simple, or if I am trying to do something that just isn't going to work.. Anyway, I have an asp.net site and I am using ...
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Activating MS Office 2013 Standard via KMS running on the same server

Given: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit, all the latest security updates applied. KMS service set up and running, all the recommended updates applied (to handle possible activation ...
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Combining RoboCopy with FtpUse

Our clients need to transfer specified files from their network to ours through FTP. The transfer must be invoked automatically whenever one of the specified files changes. For this purpose, RoboCopy ...
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Incorrect lease times from Windows 2012 R2 DHCP

Env: Two Windows 2012 R2 DHCP servers in active/passive (hot standby) mode serving one scope. Scope lease duration: 1 day. MCLT: 1 hour. Situation: New dhcp client gets IP configuration with a ...
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Server 2012 SysPrepped Image Prompts to Approve Eula after Domain Join

I am trying to upgrade our base web server image from Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012. Our cloud vendor allows us to SysPrep an IAAS instance, image it and then restore it. I have this part all ...
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Bacula windows client could not connect to Bacula director

I have a Bacula server on my Linux Debian squeeze host (Bacula version 5.0.2) and a Bacula client on Windows XP SP3. On my network each client can see each other, can share files and can ping. On ...
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Disable a specific ethernet card via batch commands on Windows

What I would like to do is disable a NIC based on the connection name (aka: what you see in the "network connections" window, or what you would use with netsh commands). I know enabling/disabling can ...
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Bitlocker Auto-Unlock

Can anyone comment on how the auto-unlock feature of bitlocker works. Specifically what I would like to know is how the the unlock key is encrypted and stored and when the unlock process takes place. ...
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Windows workstations in a Windows domain with a Linux domain controller [closed]

There's a Windows network of about 60 workstations I am going to be responsible for. The network is in a terrible mess, so I decided to rebuild it from the ground up. Currently, there are some Windows ...
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Error 4673 audit failure filling security logs

I have an isolated desktop computer in my office that I run weekly security audits on. I check the logs for odd behavior then export and clear them out. The logs are filled with "Audit failure ...
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Can you exclude items from certain folders from appearing in the Recent Items\Jump Lists feature of Win 7 start menu?

to be clear, I like the 'Recent Items' feature. I do not want to turn it off. We integrate all of Office with a document management system (DMS), Interwoven's FileSite, and because of this integration ...