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Access windows file servers from Mac

I'm looking for a solution to a big problem were having in the office. Essentially we have MacBook Air that we use to work remotely from the office and at the moment we've been logging into the ...
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Multiple Windows Updates on Windows Core Server

I'm on a Windows 2012 Core Server Machine and doing windows updates through Server Configuration. When It comes back with what updates I want to install I get... Select an option: (A)ll updates, (N)o ...
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Difference between Windows Server and a regular Linux distribution

We need a server at work just to set up an SMB shared folder and to run just one application, what would be the difference between buying a server that runs Windows Server 2008 and building a custom ...
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Can Windows 2008 “call home”?

I'd like to set up Windows 2008 r2 images that I can then access remotely. Ideally, they'd "call home" once booted, and somehow provide a way for me to remotely administer them. They would likely ...
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Windows Server - Send Message to User - Log location?

In windows server, when you go to the task manager and click on a user and send them a message. Is there a log location of where these messages are stored? For example, if there is an employee who ...
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Edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL

I am Server Admin but getting Access denied errors for few folders. There is a way to use SUBINACL play file. Is there a way edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL ?
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Client Stuck After Login

I have a problem in my client computers. There are times that when I login in any client computers I stuck in welcome screen it still keeps loading. My client computers use windows 8.1 Someone can ...
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Windows Server 2012 does not see internal RDX drive, but it shows in the BIOS

We’re running Windows Server Essentials 2012 on a new HP Proliant Server, and we bought both an internal and USB 3.0 external RDX drive with a few 500GB RDX cartridges. We are running into two ...
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Add Computer To Domain

On a very new Windows Server 2012 R2 setup, I used to be able to browse to a hosted application that runs on the server from my other computer on the same home network. Now I've set it up on a domain ...
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Windows Server 2012 on blade servers role distribution - spliting load?

Let's say we have blade chassis: up to six blades are possible, two CPU per blade. Task: deploy entire Windows 2012 infrastructure in this chassis, like Domain Controller (couple of those), different ...
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Online edition upgrade Windows Server 2012 (R2)

I had to find a way to upgrade a server from Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard to Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition. A colleague did the installation of the Standard edition instead of the ...
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Force update to Windows 8.1 via Group Policy or similar

I have around 30 computers running Windows 8, some have been updated to 8.1 and others not depending on whether the user has decided to accept the annoying reminder or not. Is it possible to force ...
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How to find folders with broken security on windows files shares

I need to migrate many windows network file shares over the coming months and there is the occasional "super user" who has files so important they stop the folder from inheriting permissions and lock ...
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Can't connect to windows server with rdesktop - “No valid license available” error

Im using Remotedesktop Client 0.23 on Linux Mint. When im trying to connect to a windows server, I get the following error: Disconnect: No valid license available I know that I'm supposed to delete a ...
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How do I change the IP address of a DHCP reservation in Windows Server?

I am trying to change the IP address of a DHCP reservation in Windows Server but the IP address box is grayed out.
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using smbget to download multiple files

I need to download multiple files from a video server. The files are available in following ways \\fileserver\directory\file1.txt \\fileserver\directory\file2.txt \\fileserver\directory\file3.txt ...
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providing a windows share to linux machines in a multiuser environment

I have a file server running Windows Server 2012. The files should be accessible from several Linux machines, some of them forming a cluster. Users must be mapped correctly (all logins are done via ...
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Load Balance Server Across Multiple Ethernet Ports

I have a server that 15/20+ workstations must remote into in order to do everyday business. The server is a Dell R720 w/ 6 ethernet/nic ports. I wanted to know if it were at all possible to put all ...
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404 error on a previously installed Wordpress Site in IIS 8 [closed]

I am hosting a Wordpress site on IIS 8 with php and fastcgi installed. The problem is that i had to reinstall the IIS completely to install the exchange server (because it needs the Default website ...
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Windows server file permissions - prompt raised

Local network with domain D, user U is member of group G in D. Windows Server 2012 R2 machine M, also in D. File F on local disk on M. Entire disk has All permissions given to G. When U is ...
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How to upgrade from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition)?

I've been trying to understand how to upgrade from from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition) and I can't find the installer/upgrade to download anywhere. Does someone know ...
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Windows Server 2003/2008 RDP session limit

I have a windows server 2003 installation (which may be upgraded to 2008 in the future) configured for the default of 2 remote desktop sessions. I have a requirement to allow more sessions if ...
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Storage solution for a company [closed]

I would like to upgrade current storage solution for a small company. Company has around 20 computers and one central server running Hyper-V and several guests in it. There is an Exchange server, SQL ...
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Cygwin SSH Server on Azure Windows Server 2012 R2 VM giving errors

No matter what I am not able to connect to cygwin ssh server configured on Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure VM. Locally it sometimes work sometimes not. Remotely it never works. Sometimes the error ...
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Firewall setup for ftp traffic on Windows Server

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 which needs to retrieve some files through FTP from a different device. If I turnoff the firewall completely, the transfer is successful. With the firewall up, the ...
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Can I configure a server to use a different network conection for Upload/Download

Can I configure Windows Server to use a different Network Connection for Uploads and Downloads? I would be content with knowing what this is called, or terminology associated with it. I would like ...
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VMware WSX login issues

I am currently trying to access my virtual machines from another computer through VMWare WSX. Host is on Windows Server 2012 R2 and client is a Windows 8 x64. I can access the interface fine. However, ...
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Perfmon Data Collector Set not retaining added counters

I am setting up a custom user-defined Data Collector Set (DCS) in Perfmon (not using a template). I can go through the process of adding counters but when I click OK on the counters dialog window it ...
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Keep 'Has Stopped Working' windows from popping up

I'm running a server and sometimes one of my apps will crash which shows this dialog This is annoying because it holds the process open until someone physically jumps on the box and presses 'Close ...
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Creating popup message when connecting to RDP

Is there any way I can create some popup message when I connect to my RDP session? I wanted to show some important information for my work colleague so we don't forget. We share one account to login ...
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How can I setup servers with no HDD to boot Windows Server via network? [duplicate]

my question is: How can I setup servers with no HDD to boot Windows Server via network? The servers have a CD-ROM, and I also have some servers with loads of hard drives which could function as ...
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How to resize a partition on a dynamic disk on Windows Server 2003?

The Disk Management tool on Windows Server 2003 won't let me expand a partition because it contains the system and boot drive. How can I expand this partition without third party application? Note: ...
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Windows Server 2008 Sleep at night

I have a Windows Server 2008 home server, that i'm going to sleep during the night. It's BIOS does not support scheduled boot. Can i use some kind of task in the Scheduled Tasks to make it sleep at ...
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Windows Server 2008 Sleep at night

I have a Windows Server 2008 home server, that i'm going to sleep during the night. It's BIOS does not support scheduled boot. Can i use some kind of task in the Scheduled Tasks to make it sleep at ...
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Windows server for hobby developers?

I would like to develop server applications in C#. At the moment I'm developing a server application with a friend in Java but I really don't like it. I like C# much better. My problem is that the ...
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Active directory setting for auto-logon of a computer; Windows Server [duplicate]

I remember there was a setting in Windows Server 2003 that made a user account on the domain auto-logon when the computer booted up. It was just one setting on the server, and not a registry edit on ...
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USB drive unresponsive

I have a 2TB harddrive connected via USB 3.0. This drive has been working fine for a while now. Quite often, when opening an arbitrary folder on the drive, it just freezes for about half a minute. I ...
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Getting Windows 2012 retail version in UK

I've just been evaluating Windows 2012 Server R2 Standard edition and want to go ahead with purchasing it. For various reasons (including the facts that I want to be able to mess about with it and ...
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Windows Server 2003 LAN disconnects itself

I have a windows server 2003 machine in which the LAN disconnects itself after sometime. It does not reconnect itself. But Once I disable and enable the adapter, then it reconnects. Can someone ...
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Grants admin right on application forever

I would like to grant admin rights on my application, so when anybody run it, it will not depend on users rights. I would like to do this just one time and from that time it should still be like ...
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SQL Server 7 Transaction Logs Issues

Over the week my database server transaction log was full. With our app people could select from the database but could not update or insert into the database. In the past we have just truncated the ...
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Find when password was changed - Windows SBS 2011

I'm finding my self at a lost cause, basically when attempting to access one of the servers I manage I was unable to login, the password was incorrect... I did NOT change this password and I had to ...
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Use NTFS HDD with FreeNAS

I'm making my old pc into a FreeNAS server to share my files in my home network. I have the server already up and running ok but I bumped into a problem when I tried to add 2 HDDs. For some years I ...
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Google Cloud Print service for Windows Server

Currently I have my Android tablet set up to print through Chrome's Cloud Print service on my PC. This works, but requires that my PC be on whenever I want to print. Since the point of having the ...
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Wrong User Directory for Administrator

I've been struggling with AD DS on Windows Server 2K8R2 but I finally decided to remove it temporarily. However after the uninstall, the directory which contains Downloads, Music, Desktop, etc. is now ...
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How to unshare folders that are inside of a shared folder?

I have this folder three in Windows Server 2012: Projects |-> A |-> B |-> C ... |-> X |-> Y |-> Z I want to share the folder Projects with Programmers group, ...
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Is is possible to let a shutdown script execute before services get terminated?

I am currently trying to build a shutdown script for a windows server 2012 which will perform a planned failover to my replica server when the primary shuts down. My problem is that the shutdown ...
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Is it possible to set an SPN with a path?

I'd like to know, if it is possible to set an SPN with non root url as something like that: setspn -U -A http/www.example.com/someApp/path/ someServiceUser So that different applications running in ...
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How to sync time on a client with the server time

I changed the time of a windows server 2003 manually (3 minutes). How can I force the clients to sync their time with the server? The clients run on windows xp - 7 and 8. Any kind of help is much ...
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Hyper-V under ESXi - effectivity and performance

Is Hyper-V under ESXi stable and effective to HW performace? I want to have primary Windows Server 2012 with services in Hyper-V like Exchange, and other OS under ESXi like Linux. Is this good way or ...