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Windows Registry CREATOR OWNER

I've got a program that creates a registry key in HKCU, but after that does not have the rights to write to it. It seems to me that CREATOR OWNER does not work. The strange thing is that it does work ...
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How to quickly change NTFS all security settings of files

We have a disk with 19M files. I need to change security settings (add group that can read/write). So I right clicked the root folder, updated the security settings and pressed the apply button. The ...
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How can I secure erase a drive using Powershell?

Does Powershell have a built-in way to secure erase a disk? By secure erase, I mean writing random data or all zeros to the entire disk. By disk, I mean the whole physical disk, not individual files, ...
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PasswordLess SSH

We have establish a Passwordless SSH connection between Windows Machine and Linux. For this we have copied public key in .ssh/authorized_key in linux machine. SSH connection was working fine and we ...
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Prevent users to drop image files in a shared folder

I have a folder that is shared on the network. That folder contains a lot of files, documents, images, etc. I would like that users can put any kind of files in the folder but NO images (JPG). I can't ...
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DiskShadow dsh script spaces end of line

I've been reading some documentation about Diskshadow and made the following dsh script as an example. Somehow on execution every line needs an extra space at the end, is there someone that can tell ...
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Non-admin remote task triggering

I have a Windows Server 2019 server, with a scheduled task that needs to be run as a non-administrator user. I have done the following: Added the user to the local Backup Operators group Added the ...
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How to block / deny linux user from accessing a site with htaccess? [duplicate]

My site got hit ddos several times till now, i found that ddos traffic generally comes from linux os ... then, i wonder how to block linux users / traffic from accessing a site with htaccess?? Please ...
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windows update installation is showing error code 0x800f0986 [closed]

plz solve the issue. the update gets download and installed till 100% but after that shows that update failed. it shows--- Feature update to Windows 10, version 2004 Failed to install on ‎07-‎07-‎2020 ...
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Network Consolidation of DHCP Clustering 2016 in Multi-site

May I know any latency limitation between two DHCP servers replication, which will be formed DHCP clustering? I cannot see any Microsoft's official documentation for this topic. Please advice. E.g. 1 ...
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Why can a user manually modify a file, but can't through a program?

I have a user on a Windows 10 pc that can manually modify a particular network file for example myfile.txt. However, when the same user tries use software that was designed specifically to modify ...
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How to migrate physical server to VMware VM

Using vSphere Client version 6.7, I need to create a new VM that will replace physical server. I'm not sure where to start, I mean, should I create a new virtual switch? Newtork Interface Card? what ...
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how i can deploy Django project on google cloud

I have a project which I make on simple Django after that, I can be deploying it on google cloud for the public. I have installed google cloud SDK in my windows 10 and login it with my google account. ...
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network printer setup on win10 domain clients on a LAN

I have a computer work lab, it is a simple LAN with no real internet access. It started out as only a few PC's (years ago) and when it was just 4 or less the admin's did everything local on each pc ...
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Azure Premium File Share slow over SMB

I m trying to use Azure Premium Azure file share as a mounted drive with SMB 3.0 on windows 10. But the performance are not that great, the upload is around 55mb/s and the download is around 20mb/s ...
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How to repair corrupted Windows Failover Cluster service?

On one of the server nodes, the failover cluster got corrupted due to virus. It's not showing up in the services. However, I can still see the required files and folders are present on the disk as ...
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VPN Server Windows 10 - Client can access the server but the server can not access the client

I have recently set a VPN server on my windows 10 pc, and I have another windows 10 pc on a different network that is the client. The client can connect to the vpn server absolutely fine and can ...
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Is there a tool or method to see if a Windows DNS server is answering DNS requests from clients?

I need to decommission a 2008 server that was one of 4 DC's in the domain within the same subnet/site location. I was able to decom 2 others without issue for the most part but the last one I did ...
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Windows 10 VPN - The client can access the server, but the server can not access the client

I recently set up a VPN server on my windows 10 pc on my network. I have a client computer that is on a different network. I can make a connection from the client computer to the VPN server absolutely ...
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Tomcat9 as windows service or startup.bat

when i start tomcat as a windows service, there are major commands i cannot run within my servlet. running tomcat using the bin/startup.bat file works fine. what is the key difference, and how can i ...
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the class name being used is unknown or incorrect. 20044 [closed]

I'm trying to configure DHCP failover on all of my scopes to another Serenter image description herever 2012R2 with DHCP installed. But when I try to configure DHCP failover, it comes with this error: ...
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When joining a domain, why doesn't Microsoft provide the option to key in Domain Controller's IP Address?

I'm learning about Active Directories. I understand when a computer wants to join a domain, it needs to change his DNS settings to that of the Domain Controller IP address. Then only it can see the ...
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TCP: connect to [AF_INET] failed: Unknown error

I am trying to connect my computer to a OpenVPN server setup on a desktop. I am getting an error: TCP: connect to [AF_INET]<IP>:<Port> failed: Unknown error Where <IP> is the IP of ...
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Expired Windows Account Password

I need to programatically change my windows admin password without using the login screen. Essentially we deployed 50+ laptops across our business. We setup 1 user account and 1 admin account (same ...
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Options error: Unrecognized option or missing or extra parameter(s) in Test.ovpn:1: ÿþc (2.4.9) [closed]

Options error: Unrecognized option or missing or extra parameter(s) in Test.ovpn:1: ÿþc (2.4.9) Use --help for more information. I am quite confused with this error with my ovpn file... I have looked ...
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Using linux to access resources through windows machine [closed]

I have a windows 10 machine already set up to have access to some resources (various domains and subdomains) based on the machines ip (and probably other network stuff). Then, on the same network I ...
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Cached credentials in Windows 10 [closed]

Is there a way to backup the cached credentials on Windows 10? Teleworkers sometimes lose their credentials and have to drive long distances to restore them. Has anyone created a solution to this ...
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Does Update Managment in Azure (windows VM) take care of starting the vm?

I have a windows VM and update management configured. The machine is off most of the time. However, when i need it, i don't want to wait for updates to be installed. Thus, i configured a schedule in ...
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Windows authentication log

Windows domain. Problem is in audit feature. I know how to enable audit in Group policy, but there is problem. One of our domain admins has killed host computer with hyper-v and we don't know who it ...
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Computer getting Unable to Identify Network UNLESS Vlan is changed

Question moved from Network Engineering to Server Fault. This is a problem that has long plagued this environment. At seemingly random times (measured generally in months), a computer may suddenly ...
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Migrating from `company.local` to `company.com` domain for intranet certificates

As the title says, I was tasked with getting the "little green lock" for our company application. The application we use will require an SSL/TLS certificate to function for the next update (...
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Creating IIS SMTP Virtual Server with adsutil.vbs

Yes, it's all ancient. Yes, not supported. Welp... What would be the correct way to create an IIS SMTP Virtual Server using command-line tools so that the whole endeavor could be scripted and DevOpsed ...
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tomcat 9 access rights to convert ms word

i am trying to convert a document (docx to pdf) using documents4j. my script compiles and runs successfully on windows cmd. however, while running it in a servlet within tomcat 9, the file is not ...
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Windows Virtual Desktop Spring 2020 - Internal Server Error

I have a WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop setup using the Spring 2020 update. I have setup a new DC, New domain, New o365, new AD connect. I have setup a session host pool, application group and ...
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Installing Certificate Authority [closed]

I have used this guide to install, in my lab a 2-tier PKI on Windows Server 2019 https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/15037.ad-cs-step-by-step-guide-two-tier-pki-hierarchy-...
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Why would my Win10 PC use Guest account when it is disabled?

Setting up a new Win10 PC , and connecting to familiar network shares, one of which was on Win8, I encountered this situation: Win10 PC: Computer Management -> Users & Groups -> shows ...
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Restore partitions after CLEAN and MBR2GPT [migrated]

A kind of a disaster has happened with me. I had to replace Windows 7 with Windows 8.1 on my laptop, which had 3 partitions (size is approximate): 0 100M 1 100G 2 900G I wrote windows 8.1 to USB and ...
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Schtasks NumberOfMissedRuns is increasing [closed]

I have successfuly started service LCBAutoPost through schtasks. schtasks /create /tn LCBAutoPost /tr "python C:\Users\rolni\OneDrive\Documents\LCB\trader\lbcapi.py" /sc minute /ru "...
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In Windows Active Driectory, what's the purpose of SIDs when the username is already unique?

A Windows ID (such as MyDomain\someuser) will have a unique SID (such as S-1-5-21-1695517229-881958489-217698969-1001) The ID is used during login, which confirms that it too is unique in nature. What'...
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Do I need to change password of Windows service after account password change?

I have Windows 10, with a service running on it. It service has been configured to run using a local user account. If the user changes password for that account, does the user need to reconfigure the ...
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Connect two small networks each using own DSL to one shared server for applications and data storage

Per davidgo I am rewriting this: Company A has a network, DSL modem/router, switch, server DHCP running Server 2008, and workstations. While Company B has a network, DSL modem/router, switch, and IP ...
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Remote access of server connected to VPN connection

If anyone could shed some light on this that would be most helpful. Heres the senario. I have a VDSL wifi router with the local ip of 192.168.1.1 and remote of 153.65.42.102 I have a server next to ...
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Login names between sub domains in Active Directory

If I create two subdomains (sub1.domain.com and sub2.domain.com) to my parent domain (domain.com) can different users have the same login in the different subdomains? Or does logins need to be ...
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Windows server 2019 standard desktop suddenly vanished

My server has Windows Server 2019 Standard (with Desktop Environment) but the GUI Shell disappeared suddenly after a server reboot. All the GUI Features like browser, windows explorer is working. Just ...
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FQDN UNC Path Prompts for creds, Shortname works

I have an environment where multiple cnames exist for a server. I have the reg entry \LSA\DisableLoopbackCheck Enabled, which allows these cnames to work with UNC, but one of the cnames will only ...
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How to troubleshoot shutdown slowness on server 2016

Server 2016 Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.3686) I am trying to diagnose shutdown slowness. It seems to happen sporadically on different servers. The restart command is issued (Id 1074), but it is ...
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Deploy .exe with .ini file using ansible

I have installer.exe with setup.ini file. It installs perfectly. As long as I open installer with double click or cli. When I'm trying to run it remotly installer just ignores .ini file. It doesn't ...
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Prioritize local DNS suffix over public domain zone

We have two zones on our DNS-server: domain.com domain.local domain.com is publicly available and has sites and services on it, and resolves to 88.88.88.88 88.88.88.88 is a public IP for our NAT ...
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ClickOnce downloading error

I am using One-siemens software which has option to create ClickOnce application, I have created the web app but I am facing an issue while downloading the application from the network (other IP range/...
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Restricting user group to specific folder in Win2016 server

First off, I am new to this things so my technical vocabulary may not be on par with everyone. I have created a Windows 2016 server and installed OpenSSH SFTP server successfully. Unfortunately when I ...

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