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May
30
comment Keep getting the password complexity error for a OU that should have it disabled
And just to add some detail to this answer, Fine Grained Password policies can't be applied to an OU. They're only applied to users directly or via groups that users are a member of.
May
9
comment What is a good SSH server to use on Windows?
@Tyson If the user logging in is a real windows local/domain account, it uses that security context. If it's a "virtual" user, it runs in whatever security context that virtual user has been configured against. It's also configurable what type of login is used (i.e. Network or Interactive). More info available in the docs.
Mar
29
comment HKEY_USERS entry for service account
The HKCU hive is created as soon as your task starts running as that user for the first time on the machine. You don't need to pre-create anything. Just include a line in the script right before the pscp calls that writes the value you need.
Mar
12
comment Restrict access to certain USB drives
I'm not positive (having never actually used this feature), but I was under the impression that you can restrict down to the unique instance of a device provided some portion of their PnPID is unique. If the device manufacturer doesn't include something like a serial number in the PnPID, it wouldn't be possible though.
Mar
12
comment Rsync for Windows with support for ACLs
It's possible to enable DFS Replication without enabling DFS Namespaces, but they're generally used together. You still end up with at least one "DFS Root". As for two folders on the same server, I'm not sure. It doesn't seem like it would be a problem on the surface, but it's not what the feature was designed for. So my gut says probably not.
Jun
13
comment How do you trace/debug LDAP connections against Active Directory?
I'm dying for a good answer to this as well. I have a similar need to trace LDAP connections for a problem we're having. Unfortunately, the best thing I've been able to come up with is some sort of Wireshark/Netmon packet capture which is really ugly.
Jun
1
comment Install .NET 4 via command line or PowerShell?
Your question might get more views if you edit it to fix the mistake. You should also probably update your windows-server-2008 tag to windows-server-2008-r2.
May
31
comment Install .NET 4 via command line or PowerShell?
Do you mean 2008 R2? Or do you actually mean RC2 as in a release candidate?
Apr
14
comment Is disabling UAC on a Windows 2008 server a bad idea?
With respect, your 3rd party custom apps have been coded by morons if they can't abide by the permissions UAC/Windows tries to enforce. Vista has been out a long time now. It's time for software vendors to get with the program.
Apr
9
comment How to run a 32-bit app from VBScript on both 32-bit & 64-bit Windows?
You said your problem only exists on 64-bit Windows. Why would a sample demonstrating the problem need to run on 32-bit Windows? The question I asked in my answer still stands. Perhaps if you posted your own script, we can analyze what's wrong.
Apr
8
comment Task Scheduler doesn't have an option for my task
Hah, I knew I was going to miss some cases without explicit testing. I'll update my answer. =)
Apr
8
comment Am I missing something about pushing a PS script via domain GPO
In any case, you might try testing the old-style Scripts tab just to see if it works. Set the Script Name to the path to powershell.exe. Then set the Script Parameters to "-File <path to script>".
Apr
8
comment Am I missing something about pushing a PS script via domain GPO
Hah, I didn't even know that tab existed. You've taught me something new today and I thank you. It appears it was added with Win7/2008R2.
Apr
7
comment How secure is Remote Desktop Connection?
And in the original question, the poster mentioned he was connecting from Win7 to Server 2008 R2 which should be fine.
Mar
28
comment Are MS Office 2010 profiles backwards compatible with 2007
The only profile the installer might touch is the profile for whichever account the installer is running under.
Mar
28
comment Affordable backup plan
I think technically CrashPlan can backup a NAS device by proxy from a normal machine running the client that has the NAS mapped. You'd just have to select the network drive to be backed up.
Mar
28
comment GPO Comparison Tool
Any variation on this will work. Basically, export the GPO's as XML and diff the files with your diff tool of choice.
Mar
8
comment Difference between “SFTP Client Side” and “SFTP Server Side”
SFTP is actually the SSH File Transfer Protocol which is completely different than FTP over SSH. FTP over SSH is literally just FTP running through an SSH tunnel. SFTP is its own protocol.
Mar
7
comment Group Policy Design
There are whole books written on this subject. You're going to be hard pressed to get someone to provide a complete answer to all of your questions. I'd suggest narrowing the focus or splitting things up into smaller questions.
Jan
23
comment Bad to be logged in as admin all the time?
@Liam No offense, but you're wrong saying that RunAs with low priv doesn't do much. It does exactly what it's supposed to do which is prevent that particular process (and its children) from doing anything with elevated privileges. And this is perfect for the applications that don't ever need elevated privs and generally tend to be the most targeted by malware as well.