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Windows 2019: can't figure out why my drive is full

You could try WizTree (wiztreefree.com), which is similar to WinDirStat but it bypasses the filesystem driver and reads the MFT directly if run as an administrator. It will show space taken by ...
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Shutdown Event Tracker showing on every login on Server 2019

In research of this issue I've found it has been reported occurring on Server 2016 and 2019. Removing two registry keys appears to resolve the issue. To resolve I opened the Registry using an account ...
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In-place upgrade Server 2012 R2 to Server 2019 promised, but not available?

Bought licenses for Windows server 2019 because Microsoft documentation claims you can upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 directly in-place. You can upgrade in-place, but not to an evaluation ...
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Windows 2019: can't figure out why my drive is full

I couldn't edit my comment any longer so I post it as an answer. I've met once such an incident: It was due to Alternate Data Streams, a feature of NTFS for classic MacOS compatibility in shared ...
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Windows Server Datacenter Edition - Unlimited Virtual Machines

Windows VMs running on Datacenter are licensed through Automatic Virtual Machine Activation, which lets a VM activate via the Hyper-V service on the host. All you need to do is to provision the VM ...
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Windows server 2019 install not showing GUI options

These days Windows server comes not only in different editions but also in different types: Long-Term Servicing Channel - This is usually the initial release of a server, and it gets monthly security ...
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Free up memory in Windows Server 2019 for SQL Server instance?

You are missing an important detail here: SQL Server is shown by the Task Manager as only using 344.5 MB of RAM, but it has actually reserved much more, almost all of it, for its own use. Task Manager ...
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How to restrict AD DS, DNS, and FS services to internal interfaces on Window Server 2019?

Don't mix AD, Hyper-V and File Server in one Windows Server instance. Just install Hyper-V on baremetal and deploy sepearte Windows VMs for AD and FileServer role. Virtual Switches allow you to ...
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Free up memory in Windows Server 2019 for SQL Server instance?

You're running SQL Server on this machine, so it's doing what SQL Server does - it reserves (almost) all the memory available on the OS, so that when it gets big queries or other operations, it doesn'...
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Very poor network performance with Server 2019

You may be seeing this due to Receive Segment Coalescing (RSC). In short, RSC is TCP segment aggregation that combines segments in order to process larger segments versus multiple small segments for ...
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ISCSI and Windows Server 2019

iSCSI as a protocol is not limiting performance or latency on spindle (HDD) drives. It may limit on SSD and will limit on NVMe. The performance in this case depends on: 1) Physical storage. You can ...
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Hardening a file-serving Windows Server 2019 instance

First of all, reinstall the server, because : This one might be compromised and can't be trusted anymore. Windows is secure by default, and maybe someone lowered the security settings of your server, ...
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Windows 2019: can't figure out why my drive is full

The default permissions on C:\System Volume Information are NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(OI)(CI)F. This means that even when you Run as Administrator you can't normally see files in it. You can use e.g. ...
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How to disable warnings about low disk space

Yes, you can disable Low disk space checks by adding this registry value (DWORD, data: 1) NoLowDiskSpaceChecks here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
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Install Microsoft Edge on Server 2019

Yah, this is a tad frustrating. I ended up going to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/business. You'll need to enable Javascript and such before IE will let you download the install.
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Running windows container's command prompt in admin mode

As per the Windows Containers documentation, the Windows Server Core has ContainerAdministrator as the default user whereas Windows NanoServer has ContainerUser as the default user. Thanks to Peter's ...
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Attach network disk as direct

iSCSI might still do the job in your case. For Windows, try Starwind VSAN which has a free version and can export your disk over iSCSI to another machine. The only thing, you do not need to create a ...
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Force a domain controller to re-register AD DNS records without restarting netlogon?

You are correct, ipconfig /registerdns only registers the main A and PTR records for a server; netdiag is obsolete and dcdiag only tests whether the proper DNS records are correctly registered, it ...
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Cannot set CORSEnabled and CORSTrustedOrigins properties on ADFS 2019

Just in case anyone else is looking for it you can set it with the Set-AdfsResponseHeaders powershell command Set-AdfsResponseHeaders -EnableCORS $true Set-AdfsResponseHeaders -CORSTrustedOrigins ...
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Group Policy application on Domain Controllers

You should read this piece of Microsoft documentation Certain policies only apply to domain controllers when they are linked at the root of the domain, this includes policies in the following nodes: ...
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Renaming domain controller during migration

Doing this isn't worth the potential headache. I've been through this operation when it didn't work correctly and in the end wished I hadn't undertaken it. Is the name really so important? This seems ...
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Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Standard evaluation won't accept product code for brand new Windows Server 2019 Essentials

You can do that NP. Here’s one of the millions of these step-by-step guides on how to do that. http://woshub.com/how-to-upgrade-windows-server-2016-evaluation-to-full-version/
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Removing IIS10 Self-signed Certificate "WMSCV-SHA2-webserver"

That certificate was generated when you install IIS Remote Management Service, and you can remove it if you don't need that, Reference
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HP StorageWorks D2700 slow read speed

The D2700 and DL360 G7 both went end of life over four years ago! Also RAID 5 is seriously dangerous, especially in situations like this, a 23-disk-R5 array is like asking for your data to become ...
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Why task "promote this server to a domain controller" shows despite the server being already added to a domain?

You've joined the server to the domain but you haven't made the server a Domain Controller for the domain. Adding the AD DS Role does not make the server a Domain Controller for the domain. If you do ...
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Is there a Microsoft alternative to WSUS other than SCCM?

SCCM isn't an alternative to WSUS. It simply adds an orchestration layer on top. It's still WSUS under the hood. Since MSFT already makes SCCM and WSUS any other service offering would be in ...
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Best practices for an in-place upgrade from Server 2008r2 to 2016/2019?

If you must stay with the same hardware/machines, then a two-step upgrade is your only option: 2008 to 2012, then 2012 to 2016. But, if you have a virtual infrastructure or can use additional ...
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Windows Server 2019 VPN Error 8007042a After KB4480116

I found temporary solution. NPS service (Network Policy Server) blocks starting RRAS. If you stop NPS, you can start RRAS and after that you can start NPS. If you don't use NPS you can probably ...
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Corrupt (?) ReFS causing blue screen when drive is mounted

Re-format your "orphan" volume as NTFS, recover your data from backup and ditch ReFS from production for another couple of years. When ReFS volumes get filled up to 60-80% they tend to lock up. If you ...
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How to run Linux Docker Container on Windows Server 2019?

One could use Docker for CE ie the same installer that works on WIN 10. But remember to use the version 2.1.0.3 instead of the version 2.0.0.3. The previous versions have some issues with Server 2019 ...
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