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MS server 2016 terminal gets freezes during user login with profiles disk

We have Hypervisor and there are a few vms, one of them is MS server 2016 with last updates as terminal server. We use profiles disk for users. Lately we started to get enormous freezes at this ...
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SQL Server 2014 enterprise edition suddenly stop accepting the connections

We are seeing that our server will suddenly stop accepting new connection from SQL Server. The server itself is still accessible via RDP, but sharepoint portal/SSMS and any other remote SQL connection ...
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Automated download from microsoft download center

For automating the installation of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, I need to download MicrosoftDeploymentToolkit_x64.msifrom the relevant Microsoft Download Center page. Is there any way to easily ...
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How to send an email with openssl and Microsoft Exchange Online?

With Microsoft disabling basic auth in Exchange Online, I set out to add support Modern Authentication in our application. Our app sends basic email alerts. Currently we use SMTP basic auth or open ...
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Extending Managed Microsoft AD to on-premises Servers

I'm researching the possibility of extending Managed Microsoft AD to a secondary Active Directory creating a basic replication structure between primary AD (GCP) and secondary AD (on-prem). Apparently ...
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How do you check if Net Framework Developer Pack v4.6 and v4.0 is installed on the server?

How do you check if Net Framework Developer Pack v4.6 and v4.0 is installed on the server? I have a Github action telling me to install these, and IT tells me both are installed. How do you check that?...
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Can we do a security assessment in our servers using the Microsoft Graph API or the RESTful API? [closed]

I wanted to learn that, for example, we have different types of servers in Azure Cloud. Examples include Exchange Server, Domain Controller and other production servers. As we know, we could assess ...
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Downgrade Rights with Windows Server 2019 Standard RETAIL (FFP) Licensed edition [duplicate]

According to the actual RETAIL Full-Package Product (FPP) licensing EULA both online and on disk (C:\Windows\System32\License.rtf) from recent installs I have (Activated and Licensed) of Windows ...
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Windows Defender for Antivirus - Customize Text Notification

Config Manager and client alerts We like to change the wording in the notifications for Windows Defender for Antivirus. Not sure this is possible. First area - Client, Change the wording on the local ...
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Is it possible to track which employees handled M.Exchange emails of a big company?

Background: Company uses Microsoft Exchange, has several email accounts that need checking(contactus, faxes, admin, comm, etc). Several employees (over 10) check these accounts throughout the day. ...
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Microsoft Outlook Autodiscover With Private Email Server

I have a linux based mail server (not Microsoft Exchange) at mail.example.com I host email for multiple domains at this server: example1.com, example2.com, example3.com, etc I have a mail client ...
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How to remove Exchange log files?

How to remove Exchange log files? These files really eat up my storage.
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How to replace/update Apache Log4j 1.2.x with 2.17?

My vulnerability scanner recently flagged an unsupported installation of Apache Log4j in a version of MS SQL we just recently deployed (SQL 2019). It causes two high-priority findings that I must get ...
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MS Azure AD connect & Exchange hybrid deployment

I have a MS Small Business Server 2010 server with Exchange. We have looking to migrate to O365. I deployed a new Windows 2019 server (the SBS machine's UI was painfully slow) and promoted that to the ...
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Hyper-v issue Event ID4625. Hype-v Cluster

I have an issue with event id 4625. Hope you can help me to fix it. I have a Hyper V Cluster whit 6 hosts(2016). On several of my hosts every day I am found alert "Security-Event ID: 4625". ...
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Effect of Disabling AutoCertificateRollover in ADFS after new certificates have already been generated?

New token-signing and token-decrypting certificates have been generated on my ADFS servers and are set as Secondary certificates. Right now, AutoCertificateRollover is set to true and ...
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Microsoft Active Directory and DNS on Multiple Sites

I have a 3 different site location of my company, and i have a domain controller on each site,, and I have issue with domain DNS resolving , example :: Domain Name = ABC.Local Site1 : DC GC+DNS IP = ...
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Automate the creation of secondary mailbox in Outlook 2016

I allow myself to do this post in order to have your help. I am currently looking for a solution to automate the addition of a secondary mailbox in Outlook 2016. I saw a lot of stuff including the &...
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Is it possible to set a Default App on Server 2016 being used for RDS that isn't installed on the server?

I have an RDS server setup to run a single LOB app remotely. This LOB app has links to documents like .msg files and .pdf files. When a user running the remote app tries to open a file via the remote ...
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Unable to contact server. StatusCode: 1006, undefined Reason: connect ETIMEDOUT

Azure cognitive services failing in multiple places. First I started getting: SpeechSynthesisResult { privResultId: '311453AA0BAE410CA3E6AA811AA91017', privReason: 1, privAudioData: undefined, ...
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Windows 10 Expired Releases

In the Microsoft link below, are the Windows 10 releases listed with an expired "End date", still covered by the Windows patching cycle? https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/products/...
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Blackbox KVM admin menu is opened by using notepad and pressing a key combination. How does this work?

So I have a Blackbox quad displayport KVM. Troubleshooting some issues and they had me open up notepad and press the folowing key combination: "alt" "alt", c, n, f, g <-- No ...
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How to install Microsoft IPP Class Driver for printer?

I am deploying a network printer for our office users using CUPS 2.2.7 on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. Tests on my machine (Windows 10 20H2) run fine from my computer when I use the printer driver ...
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how can find list of the sites connecting to the app pool using appcmd.exe

I can see a list of site and list of app pool separately. but how can I find wich site using from the app pool. e.g: we have an app pool with name: app1 i want to send command to find how sites ...
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How to remove AdmPwd Permission from BUILTIN\Users (MS LAPS)

I've deployed MS LAPS to manage local admin passwords and all is working fine, except that non-privileged users are able to access the local admin password, in both Powershell and LAPS UI. Running the ...
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Exchange 2016 ECP failing - 503 Service Unavailable

My Exchange server is really suffering at the moment. I do not know what has happened but when I connect /ECP I get 503 errors. I can view the login page successfully, but after a successful login all ...
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Found errorEE.aspx Web Shell in Exchange 2016 auth folder

So recently Microsoft published this document: https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2021/03/02/hafnium-targeting-exchange-servers/ They mention a web shell called errorEE.aspx and when I checked my ...
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How to find recently joined computers in ActiveDirectory through a PowerShell command?

How can I find recently joined computers in ActiveDirectory with a PowerShell command?
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Check if Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) is installed

There are different instructions online to show that you have Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) enabled as a dependency to install WSL 2 and Docker. The simplest way is to run "systeminfo....
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VM keeps deallocating

Hi I have a Linux VM and it has been automatically deallocated about 7 times today. The activity log does not show this. I don't know why this is happening. But it is rendering the VM basically ...
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TLS 1.2 with RSA vs ECDSA Ciphers

Microsoft has reported that it will only support TLS 1.2 with at least one of the following ciphers: TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_GCM_SHA256 TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 ...
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Microsoft Exchange 2016 - ApplicationImpersonation

I want an application (e.g. application123) to write a mail on behalf of all users. For this purpose a user is configured within the application (e.g. myImpersoUser). I want to realize this via ...
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Backup of Managed disks

I need to delete some unattached managed disks in Azure. (they are not attached to any VM) In case of them being valuable I would like to know if it is possible to take backup of unattached managed ...
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Created a new account in my Google Admin tenant, login always redirects to Microsoft's SSO page

I have a very old Google Admin tenant from when this service was still available for free. I don't use it for email anymore; my email is hosted on outlook.com now (another now-defunct free option). I ...
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Would adding CNAME records in DNS server for setting up DKIM cause email server issues?

I want to add two CNAME records to make my Microsoft exchange be DKIM compliant according to Microsoft.com’s instructions. Is there any possibility adding the two CNAME records would cause disruptions ...
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Intune device not in Endpoint Manager

One of our devices is visible in MS Azure AD > Devices with Jointype = Azure AD joined and MDM = Microsoft Intune, but not visible in MS Endpoint Manager. Any experiences/suggestions?
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TFS 2018 Upgrade Process

I'm currently using TFS 2018 (16.122.27102.1) and I'd like to Upgrade to 2018 3.2. Is it possible to do an in-place upgrade or do I need to uninstall my existing instance - reboot - then perform the ...
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Azure AD Integration Between Portals

This may be a crazy question, but I am trying to find out if this is possible. Here is the situation: We are Office 365 customers, with local AD and Exchange that sync to EOL/Azure AD in a hybrid ...
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"An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host" when trying to connect to azure sql server

I'm trying to deploy a SQL database to my azure SQL server. When I'm trying to connect to my target server, I get the error listed below. I'm using Microsoft SQL Server management studio 18 with ...
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Azure Backup Recovery Slow

I am currently restoring from the Azure Backup cloud as a mounted drive using the Azure Backup Utility. I am copying files from the mounted drive to the local drive using robocopy as suggested by ...
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DNS anycast on Windows Domain Controller

Is Windows 2016/2019 DC DNS (AD integrated zones) capable of supporting anycast? Can workstations perform secure dynamic update on anycast DNS? Thanks! Already read the below article but didn't ...
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Do Tenant-Restrictions on the proxy server block access for Guest Users?

Really hard to get answers to this question, and it's one that different people have opposite views on: Will Tenant Restrictions on our Proxy server, block one of my Users from accessing someone else'...
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Could Intune be the cause of unwanted restarts?

I have an Intune environment that I am currently working on pushing out an endpoint protection profile. There was an older endpoint protection profile that only pushed app control as "audit-only&...
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win10 bitlocker enrypts partition after update

one of my clients has an laptop with Win 10. After the client run the latest Updates apparently BitLocker started to encrypt the files/Partition WITHOUT CONSENT and WITHOUT PROVIDING ANY RECOVERY KEYS....
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DC Promo issue in Azure - Unable to ping

I am new to Azure. Trying to setup DC in Azure. Created a vm and when, I try to perform dc promo I get the error An Active Directory domain controller could not be contacted. I tried to ping from ...
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Publish certificate in Active Directory not working as intended

I have an AD forest and one CA server. In the certificate template I have "Publish certificate in Active Directory" checkbox checked. Also in the template, the Subject Name option is set to &...
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How to use an inbound port when it has gone missing from Azure Cloud select inbound ports menu?

See below, I had created a virtual machine and it failed to save or something so I went to create a new virtual machine and RDP is no longer available in the inbound port menu. Does anyone know why ...
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Azure PHP Linux app - URL rewrite issue

We recently deployed an Azure App Service as code, in a Linux environment with a PHP stack. So far everything worked fine but as often required the web developers wanted to enable URL rewrite for the ...
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Setting a "statical" running of MS DHCP server

I am trying to setup a MS DHCP server that runs in some kind of "statical assignment" mode. The goal is that prevent clients automatically receiving IP configuration from DHCP. I want them ...
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450 4.7.25 Client host rejected

On #Exchange2013 I am getting the error message as follows, generated the error '[{LRT=};{LED=450 4.7.25 Client host rejected: cannot find your hostname, [xxx.xxx.xxx.130]};{FQDN=};{IP=}]'. I am ...
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