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Aug
24
comment Reaching machine from another network (having RDP to another machine in the same network)
Theoretically it would be possible to write software to do this, using Remote Desktop Services virtual channels. However I have no idea whether any such software actually exists, and of course you'd need to be an administrator on machine C.
Aug
17
comment Force transmission of TCP/IP data from one NIC to another on same PC
+1. My guess would be that Windows is too smart for either of these approaches to work, but they're worth a try.
Aug
17
answered Force transmission of TCP/IP data from one NIC to another on same PC
Aug
16
comment Why would a program require a server operating system versus a workstation operating system?
@Matt: last time I checked, Windows did not actually prevent you from having more than the licensed number of simultaneous TCP connections, but doing so was a violation of the EULA.
Aug
14
comment Windows CA to issue certificate to authenticate SSH to a Linux server
It seems to me that the key component here is the SSH client. What SSH client are you using, and have you checked the documentation / vendor's web site / vendor's support forum?
Aug
14
comment Windows CA to issue certificate to authenticate SSH to a Linux server
I don't think there's any way to use client SSL certificates without generating keys on the clients; if the client doesn't have a key, how is it going to prove that it owns the certificate? (However, it may be possible to get Windows to generate these keys silently on demand.)
Aug
13
comment Does having more RAM than my Windows edition supports impact performance?
On some hardware platforms, adding extra memory sticks will reduce performance. But this is a hardware issue, independent of the OS, and should be documented if it applies to your server(s).
Aug
11
comment What are the differences between runas and psexec?
One additional trick psexec can do (and runas can't) is to run a program in local system context. There are some things that are easier to do as local system than as administrator.
Aug
11
comment What are the differences between runas and psexec?
@user454322: runas can handle a domain user account, but the program you're starting is still going to run on the local computer and on the current desktop. Psexec is normally used when you want to make a program run on another computer, or sometimes when you want to make it run on the local computer but in a different session.
Aug
6
comment Block the installation of Google Chrome
+1. The OP should make sure to use whitelisting rather than blacklisting.
Aug
6
comment Cannot administer services on remote Windows machine due to security issue
Is UAC actually disabled ("Run All Administrators in Admin Approval Mode" set to disabled in group policy) or just configured not to prompt?
Aug
5
comment How can I prevent the locally administered bit being set on network bridge MAC addresses in Windows?
@DavidSchwartz: I see two likely explanations. One is that Windows might not be able to cope with having two adapters with the same MAC address, even if one of them isn't being used. The other is that it might be doing it deliberately so that the network administrator can tell if something dodgy is going on. As a security measure that would be pretty weak, of course, but Windows is full of similar cases.
Aug
2
comment %ProgramFiles% differences on 64bit Windows
On my machine, in a 32-bit command shell, echo %programfiles% still returns the 32-bit path. There is, however, a variable named ProgramW6432 which points to the 64-bit path.
Jul
31
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Jul
27
comment Single-threaded application being balanced across CPU cores?
The programmer can lock an application to a particular CPU core if they want to, but there's rarely a good reason to do so.
Jul
25
comment Windows 2003 service: disable message “the memory could not be written”
I don't think that's normal behaviour. It may be the runtime library doing it; do you know what language the service was written in?
Jul
24
comment How do I deploy MS hotfix KB959628 exe/msp via a gpo easily?
@user129472: startup scripts always run with admin rights.
Jul
23
comment On Windows: is it safe to do a robocopy in order to clone the system?
Additionally, note that it is not safe to promote a cloned server to a domain controller. If an instance of Windows is going to be a DC, it must be installed via Windows Setup. Failing to follow this precaution can cause a variety of very odd symptoms.
Jul
23
comment On Windows: is it safe to do a robocopy in order to clone the system?
Addressing the particular case of domain controllers: note that there is no safe way to clone a domain controller, because doing so messes up the Active Directory replication. I'm fuzzy on the details, but basically each DC has a unique identifier that is essential to keeping the sequence of AD changes consistent. If two DCs try to use the same identifier the whole system collapses in a screaming heap.
Jul
23
comment On Windows: is it safe to do a robocopy in order to clone the system?
ImageX does not generate a block-level copy of the disk, it is definitely file-based. (It does, of course, generate an "image file" but this is more like a zip file than, say, an iso.) ImageX is the one and only support way to do this.