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Adding VM's to Domain

Agree with @garbrad. According to the error message, the SQL VM can't locate the DC. Please check the DNS settings on the SQL VM, if it is not the private IP address of your DC VM, then you need to ...
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Adding VM's to Domain

Generally when domain join says "the domain doesn't exist or cannot be contacted" it's because the VM isn't configured to use the AD DC as its DNS server. Check if the DNS server on the VNET matches ...
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How to find which template is used for a site or a page in SharePoint

Once you view the page source and search for "var g_wsaSiteTemplateId" you will find a code, such as STS#0 or STS#1 etc... to find out what the template code means you can look at the table below ...
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Adding VM's to Domain

You would need to have restart flag at the end. Also this command uses the local user account to add to the domain. Add-Computer -DomainName "corp.contoso.com" -restart IF the local user account ...
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I can't map a network drive to sharepoint

I just tested this myself on the latest build of Windows 10 and in fact I am seeing the same issue: NET USE B: https://tenant.sharepoint.com/library results in System error 224 has occurred error out ...
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ADFS without domain

I didn't know the answer to your question off the top of my head, since after managing 5000+ user workstations and 30 servers without AD I kind of feel like any network larger than two workstations ...
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WSSTRACING.EXE High CPU

The Win32 error 5 is an authentication issue, http://www.mathemainzel.info/files/w32errcodes.html. Simply put the account running the tracing service doesn't have the rights to some of your log files. ...
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Upgrading from SharePoint Foundation 2013 to SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise

In-place upgrade of SharePoint 2013 Foundation to Full is not supported, the only supported upgrade type in this case is Database-attach upgrade. which the link you provided already mention (building ...
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How can I tell what version of SharePoint a site is using, from the outside?

You can do it with a little javascript like the examples here. If you view the page source and see something like this in the html head - with corev4 in the css link - you'll know it's at least ...
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Force HTTP to HTTPS redirect

You could set up HSTS (RFC 6797) for the domain in question along with the redirection from HTTP to HTTPS. (HSTS is not supported if turned on for a HTTP site, and in fact including the HSTS header on ...
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Need guidance regarding upgrade to server 2016

You should move to Windows Server 2016 in case you are interested in: VSS Checkpoints VHDS Discrete Device Assignment S2D Source: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/blog/why-moving-from-windows-server-...
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install self signed cert on user computers

You can actually deploy your certificate via GPO https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770315(v=ws.10).aspx I don't know how a self-signed certificate behaves with a internal SharePoint ...
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ADFS & WAP with SP 2013 - Login redirect to blank page

WAP must be domain joined when publishing applications that use Windows Integrated Authentication. This link describes the requirements, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8dfd483f-faf5-4a99-...
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SharePoint 2013 Active Directory Group not working

SharePoint caches your AD Group Membership. So if the user already exists and had logged into SharePoint recently, their group membership change won't take effect until the cached values expire. ...
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Issues with syncing one drive intiailly

I've always had trouble with the old OneDrive for Business client, users stopped syncing completely because of file conflicts and I was always forced to remove/fix/resync the entire local folders. ...
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How to change “Issued to” in Server certificates (for self-signed certificate)?

You can't modify certificate contents, because they are digitally signed by an issuer. By changing any bit in the certificate you will make it totally invalid. Instead, you have to generate new ...
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Sync keepass database file with cloud storage and multiple users

I'm going to suggest two possibilities: Schedule a script that runs on your workstation and copies the keepass file from the server to your onedrive every X minutes. Switch to something like LastPass ...
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Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen9 servers

Everything I wrote here continues to be true: Third-party SSD solutions in ProLiant Gen8 servers I'll add that you should avoid consumer SSDs for this purpose, and possibly try to avoid SATA devices ...
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Windows Hosts DNS query for _ldap._tcp.domaincontroller, is this normal?

This is a bug. Microsoft has known about it for a long time (since Win2000) but no one has convinced them to fix it.
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Can I Map a Network Drive on a server to itself (SharePoint Server)?

You need to enable Desktop Experience feature after that you can map as drive that SharePoint url. The steps are here.
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Does 2012 R2/TFS/SQL need limits set so it doesn't eat up disk space with logs?

I don't work with IIS or SQL Server very often but I'd take a look at two things: IIS logging. There isn't any automated IIS log maintenance built in to Windows, so IIS logs may be consuming ever ...
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I can't map a network drive to sharepoint

Another way this can be done is with a commercial product called WebDrive (full disclosure: I work for the developer of this product). WebDrive maps a persistent drive letter to SharePoint Servers (...
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Can we safely use two servers for installing a number of Microsoft Servers (Sharepoint, Exchange, OWA, Skype etc)

You cannot install Exchange and Office Web Apps on the same server. Putting Exchange on to a DC isn't a good idea. The best option here is to use VM tech with two physical boxes: Host 1: VM1: DC, ...
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Sharepoint Online auto acceleration not working

The issue is that the domain that was required for the SignInAccelerationDomain wasn't the domain used as the UPN for office 365 but the full domain name of the Windows domain. So i had to enable in ...
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Move SharePoint Farm SQL Database to Always On Availability Group

Stop Sharepoint gracefully Close all open SharePoint Management Shell windows, and all open command prompt windows. On the server that is running Central Administration, stop the following services: ...
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on prem SharePoint 2013 size limitations

The 10 GB size limit applies to the database size and each SharePoint site collection can be stored in separate database. So as long as you aren't hosting the data on the site itself you might be ok. ...
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Is it possible for one Office365 tenant to have multiple IdP's?

Answer is courtesy of Jesper Stahle. You will need to play with IE zones to break the authentication token on the kiosk machines, you can easily achieve this using Group Policy. Explanation: your ...
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Configure Nagios to read from SharePoint Online list

No matter how accurate your list might be (for now), the only way to really know the expiration date is the WHOIS record. You want something like check_whois.pl. (There are many check_whois variants ...
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SP_UsageAndHealth Database, What Is It and Can I Shrink It?

Ah got it. In SharePoint's central administration web app there's settings for how this gets populated in monitoring, as well as two jobs which tidy it on a schedule. They can be run now with a ...
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Ping not answered to hyper-v vw machine and not remote desktop

check firewall in guest, disable it if you could just for test.
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