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When trying to access administrative shares such as \\servername\c$ you may need to set a registry key - yes really! This is what Microsoft calls 'UAC remote restrictions' > Key: > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > Value: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy > Data: 1 (to disable, 0 enables filtering) > ...


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In a RAID 1 configuration, changes are written to both disks. Disk reads are up to the implementation, for example ZFS reads from both disks, does checksumming and takes the data blocks with the right checksum. However, most hardware RAID controllers just read from one disk. There is however no point in changing which disk the RAID controller reads from. If ...


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Have a look at Group Policy's Software Distribution ability: Details here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816102/en This does not automatically update your software, you have to do this yourself (but you can do it through GPO as well) Other than this, you can do homegrown scripts to Install/Update software, or you need to use third party software. (e.g. ...


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You'll have to schedule backups to UNC paths using the command-line wbadmin tool, as you've noted in your comment. Be warned that backing-up to a UNC path results in only a single generation of backup being stored. Each backup erases the previous backup. This is not the behavior that you'd have been seeing with a locally-attached USB disk. An SMB mounted ...


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Just to leave an alternative to Mathias's already great answer, here's a one-liner that works with any version of Powershell: PS C:\> Get-WmiObject MicrosoftDNS_Zone -Namespace Root\MicrosoftDNS ` -ComputerName DC01 | Where ZoneType -EQ 1 | ` Select ContainerName, SecondaryServers (ZoneType values for reference: ...


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I'm curious why you are asking. Several people have offered alternative solutions and the response seems to be that you were ordered to do it this way. Are you looking for alternatives or are you looking for ammunition to go back to your manager and protest doing it this way? The reasons for not doing it this way have been enumerated in other answers: it ...


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You should be commended for asking about your approach. Its easy to run with the first idea you have, but better to validate with with others. Several issues with your approach: It has to be restarted manually everytime the server restarts It requires you to stay logged onto the console with credentials that have access to source & destination ...


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As a general alternative to this: put your script in Task Scheduler and trigger it every minute, two minutes, whatever. This is more reliable, as your process with survive reboots or script errors. Using Scheduled Tasks not only allows your process to survive reboots, as mentioned already, but can also make your task deployable to a large number of servers ...


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There are surely better ways to do that than running endless loop. Endless loops are pain, and causes frustration at all levels to everyone. Please don't do that.


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You are most correct in that you can: Enumerate the zones and look for the "Primary" ones Retrieve zone info for each zone I've previously written about parsing dnscmd output using PowerShell, and this should accomplish step 1: function Get-DNSZones { param( [String]$ComputerName = "." ) $enumZonesExpression = "dnscmd $ComputerName ...


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As far as I know the changes will not have effect without a reboot and that's why I don't understand the question exactly. I guess you would like the best of both worlds, so you can reboot when you are ready. As an unexpected forced reboot due to some update is very annoying. Not familiar with W2008, but in W2003 I settled for 'Download updates for me, but ...


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See Microsoft KB947026 and RRAS Event ID 24 for detailed steps to resolve this issue.


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In addition to mfinni's answer, I would setup Server01 to be a DNS Server for your domain, and point your DHCP server (I'm guessing PFSense) To hand out that address for DNS. Having Windows manage it's own DNS for services such as AD will greatly reduce your headaches in the future.


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This is Active Directory 101 - AD clients have to be using a DNS server that has the records for the DNS domain being used by AD. In most scenarios, this/these DNS servers are also domain controllers, but they're not required to be. They simply need to hold the zone that contains the DC-related records. These have SRV records for LDAP and Kerberos, and also ...


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Following Batch replicates between 2 Servers, and makes the destination read only (for users). SET DFSR_GROUP_NAME=Server1toServer2 SET SOURCE_SERVER=SERVER1NAME SET SOURCE_PATH=D:\ SET DESTINATION_SERVER=SERVER2NAME SET DESTINATION_PATH=D:\SERVER2BACKUP\D SET SCHEDULE=full REM **** BELOW DO NOT EDIT *** @echo off cls echo Erstelle DFS Replikation zwischen ...


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You can use an IIS Native-Code module to remove any headers in IIS 7.5 (in fact, the same module should work for IIS 7.0 - 8.5). Native-Code modules differ from the more common Managed modules, as they are written using the win32 APIs rather than ASP.NET. They work for all requests, including static pages and images. Binaries and source code of an ...


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Yes, this is indeed true. When you do a DCPromo/ADDS Setup and create a new Domain, the local Administrator gets promoted to Domain Administrator, and the local user database is inactive.


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Do you have more than one role installed on the server? It is a possibility that the roles are running in the background and using a lot of resources. Since you have 4GB of memory, you can install one additional server using hyper-v and install few roles into that server. If this is not an issue, you can run a virus scan or malware scan using malewarebytes ...


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it seems that the requests are going to the external IP address, which may be getting stuck at the DMZ / firewall. [...] My suggestion, aside from editing rules in the DMZ, is to update the Windows Routing Table, so that any requests destined for the public IP address automatically get rerouted to 127.0.0.1. The rule of professional ...


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As long as the WinRM service is configured correctly you can enter-pssession –computername –scriptblock or invoke-command -computername –scriptblock using powershell. Or you can download Psexec from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/sysinternals/bb896649.aspx and then user psexec \target –u credentials cmd In-respect to RDP, is it even enabled? Check ...


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Your firewall state is being managed by Group Policy. To change it, you need to change the group policy that's managing your server's firewall profiles. On another note, if you don't really know what you're doing (and no offense, but you don't seem like you do), don't mess around with the firewall on domain controllers. You're just gonna cause yourself a ...


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I saw this issue happening a couple of times and it seams to be related to the credentials cache. try deleting saved credentials. Win7/server 2008 > control panel type in "Credential manager" and delete any saved credentials.


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Hah. I use a mac as my dev station, and when I need to work with Windows I boot up a Virtual Box. After I tried deploying from a native Windows PC, I realized what my error was. My Virtual Box network was set to NAT. Changing this to Bridged completely resolved the issue. =\


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Open perfmon, go to the Reports folder. Expand User Defined, then your custom data collector set. Delete the .blg files


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Don't mess anything on your setup Just add Outbound Rule in Windows Firewall with advance security and put port no 20. Enjoy FTP on CLI


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Since it hasn't been mentioned: There's always "smart hands". Never underestimate the simplicity of calling someone and saying "can you walk over to the server and tell me what you see? ...OK...do this for me." Unless the server is orbiting the earth, that is likely an option.


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See this question here for your command line options. Basically, you've got WinRS/WinRM, PowerShell Remoting and PSexec and the other SysInternals Suite utilities. You can also install SSH, or even telnet on a Windows server, and connect to that, once it's installed. Additionally, your tools in the Administrative Tools folder will let you connect to ...


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The first thing I do when RDP is not talking is this in Powershell: PS> $service = get-service -computername MyServer -displayname "Remote Desktop Services" PS> $service.stop PS> $service.start The majority of the time this revives RDP and I can get back in. If this doesn't do the trick then I have to rely on iLO or one of the other console ...


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Like said above iDRAC, iLO are best way to access remote systems if RDP fails to start. If the system is a virtual machine you could use virtual infrastructure to remotely manage and in most case view the console. I'd invest in something such as a LANTRONIX 'Spider" also which could be hooked up to the VGA and USB ports of the remote system to allow for our ...


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psexec, part of the Windows Sysinternals package. We used to use this all the time to deploy software across a non-Active Directory network of Windows hosts.


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LoM is a commonly used technique to access nodes which is unaccesible in logical terms. The name of the techniqu differs from manufacters, dell call their version 'iDRAC'. HP call theirs 'iLo' In the earlier days there was specific PCI cards for this, called MEGARAC. There is also KVM over IP to help. Best of luck!


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PowerShell is what you're looking for. TechNet PowerShell Remoting


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It all depends on how you deploy software period. I use sccm, but for the packaging I prefer SFX's where simple .msi's or similar cannot be done. If you don't have such a luxury, The .msu can be installed silently using the /quiet switch, I also prefer the /norestart switch to keep calls down from users.


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Deploy .NET and WMF via WSUS or SCCM. WMF 5 is still in preview, and would not work on 2008R2 or Win7 anyway, so no, don't worry about WMF 5. Deploy .NET first, as it is a prerequisite of WMF. Powershell Web Access is something you would set up on one server - your "gateway." Don't deploy Powershell Web Access on every server. ...


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This is where you put on your IT sleuthing hat. First, let's start with: One of my clients is experiencing internet delays and outages within their small network While troubleshooting this on the server is fine, you need to get details like: time of day affected? who is affected? examples of what is affected? how long is "it" affected? Your ...


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Presumably "internet (sic) delays and outages" is referring to problems with PCs accessing websites. Assuming that this server is acting as the DNS server for PCs its only material role in Internet access by PCs would be in name resolution. The web server logs can give you some idea of the bandwidth being consumed by access to the website being hosted by ...


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That is heck of an old article. I think you are better off trying this with Group Policy Extensions: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731562.aspx Computer Configuration or User Configuration └ Preferences └ Control Panel Settings └ Printers


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This is built into II7 now. See here Request Filtering is a built-in security feature that was introduced in Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, and replaces much of the functionality that was available through the UrlScan add-on for IIS 6.0.


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I also had this trouble. I wrote a batch file to robocopy the current logged in user and copy all his profile folder to a network shared location. Using variables and this combination of switches every folder copied without an errors. A command has to be created for each individual folder, but it works. You may have to give the user permission to create a ...


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My personal experience with windows implementations of PHP/MySQL have resulted in pain for me, my employees, and my customers. I have found many memory leaks and performance issues with PHP in 2008R2. MySQL uses a huge amount of memory in Windows. Security updates for exploits do not come as fast for windows if at all. In your situation I would seriously ...


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Clearly you can ping a server, but you can't communicate with WSUS on the WSUS port. Been a while since I used WSUS 2.0, and I can't remember if I was using port 80 or some other port, but I always specified the port that I was using: "WUStatusServer"=http://wsusserver:8530 -- and you need to check the spelling of your server name in the GPO: that's an ...


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'GP Core Failed' means that the Group Policies have not been applied. Normally, this means they have not be applied because of a communication failure. Communication failure could be caused by time syncronisation failure, long network card startup time, encryption or authentication failure or some other reason. As well as a communication failure from the ...


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Have a look at the answer from Anil Ruia here: http://forums.iis.net/t/1161527.aspx?Disable+creating+web+configs+in+each+folder If you go to applicationhost.config and lock all the sections (overrideModeDefault="Deny"), then IIS manager will write all IIS config settings to applicationhost.config (same for asp.net config setting and root web.config ...


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How big is the drive? Due to Hyper-V restrictions it cannot be larger than 128GB. http://www.andrew-kirkpatrick.com/2013/01/how-to-install-centos-6-on-microsoft-hyper-v/ I note in the 2nd screenshot that vmbus_0_1, vmbus_0_2 and vmbus_0_4 error out, that vmbus_0_3 does not; from the first I'd assume this is the virtual CD drive (i.e. IDE bus 1 dev 1); This ...


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Yes, upgrade your 2003 operating system to something made in the last 10 years. 2008R2 and above come with a multi-threaded version of robocopy, which improves the transfer time of jobs consisting of thousands of little files by orders of magnitude. Or if you won't do that, use another file copy program like RichCopy or something that advertises ...


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Either by using Group Policy or the local policy on the machine, go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Event Log Service -> [Application|Security|Setup|System] And configure the setting "Back up log automatically when full." This policy setting controls Event Log ...


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To disconnect a Serial ATA hard drive from the computer when the computer is running, you must first use the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the system tray to dismount the drive from the Operating System. If the Serial ATA hard drive is not listed under the Safely Remove Hardware function, the motherboard or Serial ATA controller does not support hot ...


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What I used to do in a similar situation (academic environment, five campuses, five servers running the same product which were all based on SQL Server): First step, which is roughly analogous to your test environment: Get a VM (can be VMware workstation at this point) and practice the upgrade on it, and document everything. That should help you figure ...


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FOR ALL SHARES net session \\computername /delete (where computername is the name of the computer connected...which you can see via just net session) or if you want to disconnect everyone: net session /delete FOR A SINGLE SHARE VIA VBSCRIPT Set objConnection = GetObject("WinNT://SERVER/SHARE") Set colSessions = objConnection.Sessions For Each ...



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