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Nope. The "Hide extensions for known file types" is a preference that you can set via Group Policy. And if it's only a preference, then the user can undo it. Basically, as long as the user has write/modify access to the file, they can rename it to whatever they wish. It's not a Group Policy thing, but an NTFS thing. The only way to really prevent a user from ...


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As of Server 2012 and onwards windows prevents you installing both services on the same server successfully. We tried with 2012 and ended up with a partially installed set of services, as it lets you start the install but it crashes part way through. That is particularly annoying for what it does to the rest of the domain, with a partially installed DC ...


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Look in here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles Change the Category key to the appropriate setting. Public = 0 Home = 1 Work = 2 Powershell method (probably more reliable): Get-NetConnectionProfile Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex # -NetworkCategory Public


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You can safely disable anything that you do not need. For example, does your server get its IP address and gateway settings from DHCP? If Yes -> You can not disable DHCP. If No -> You can disable DHCP. Do you need your server to response to pings? If no, feel free to disable ICMP rules. Do you use IPv4 and not IPv6 at all? Feel free to disable all IPv6 ...


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Some bad advice is given in the Superuser answer linked in the comments. There is absolutely no reason to setup a domain to only get time sync working. It would be pointless to setup a virtual environment to run a NTP server. Windows Time Service is automatically working in domain mode and in those cases you should be very carefully when playing around as ...


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Yup, check out Distributed File System, and specifically DFSR. DFSR allows you to replicate shares between multiple Windows servers.


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It's a hostname resolution issue, as you suppose, on the standalone server. The TNS alias on the standalone server, where the name dbserver is used, seems different from the one on the servers where the tnsping is working, where the IP 192.168.0.231 is used. You can modify the tnsnames.ora file on the standalone server to use the IP 192.168.0.231 or add an ...


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Why do you think you are doing it wrong? AD GPO is perfect for maintaining machine configuration even when you have machines exempted from specific policies. SCCM is the right way to distribute software and can be used to maintain config as well. Using the login script for one-time fixes might work, but you do need to clean up (out of sight is out of ...


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Looks like a local or domain group policy. Run gpedit.msc on the machine in question and expand the following policy tree: Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options > Interactive Logon: Do not display last user name Set that to "Disabled" and see if that does it. You can run gpupdate ...


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The Win32_Process WMI class does tell you the ID of the process that spawned the child process. However, the ParentProcessID is not part of the default property set; you have to specifically ask for it. PS C:\> Get-WmiObject Win32_Process | Select ProcessID, ParentProcessID | FT -Auto ProcessID ParentProcessID --------- --------------- 0 ...


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Apparently, the fax machine must be shared on the fax server, exactly the same way as if you're sharing a printer to the network users. Sharing the fax machine will insure that users are able to access it. Done that and I'm happily delegating the fax work to our secretary now.


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Static records are never scavenged. If you have old static records you want to be deleted, they need to be manually deleted, or converted to dynamic records so that they CAN be scavenged. Build a TEST domain that mimics your production (without AD integrated DNS) and then convert it the way you did your prod domain. Read about and TEST DNSCMD /AGEALLRECORDS. ...


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You can use WMI to get the free disk space as a non-administrative user, but you first of all need to change the WMI permissions on the remote server. From wmimgmt.msc on the remote server, and then right-click on "WMI Control (Local)", and select the Security tab, then highlight CIMv2 and click the "Security" button. From here give the user you want to be ...


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You can get the size by mapping the drive to a letter and querying it with the Get-PSDrive cmdlet. Works without admin access on the server or even write access to the share. net use T: \\server\share $freebytes=(Get-PSDrive T).Free net use T: /delete


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I went throught this article to get a better understanding of what your configuration is. Your local computer (or the server from which the tunnel will be initiated) should be listed in "Endpoint 1" as well "local Tunnel Computer". The "remote tunnel computer" box should have the IP address of your router where the tunnel is terminated. The servers that you ...


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rundll32.exe keymgr.dll,KRShowKeyMgr Opens the credentials manager. You can remove or edit any stored credential in there.


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Open Control Panel -> User Account -> Credentials From here you can delete the saved credential, under the Windows credentials category.


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In server 2012, IE management is done via IEAK (Internet Explorer Administration Kits) You need to download and install the kit onto every domain controller for each version of IE that you want to manage. The only exception to this is if you are running a GPCS (Group Policy Central Store) - in which case it only needs to be installed on one DC To find out ...



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