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Install of RSAT tools. Does it require a restart? (Installing Powershell AD modules)

If I install the Active Directory module (Part of the RSAT tools) will the server require a reboot? I need to know before I go ahead with this operation.
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Run as administrator does not work on windows server 2008 R2

When I need administrator privileges the only way I can do that is as Run as different user and enter administrator credentials. My user is in administrators group and run as administrator does not ...
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What particular actions/request caused spikes on the CPU?

While running a load test using Visual Studio 2013, I’ve noticed some spikes in the CPU due to SQL Server Windows NT on the DB machine and IIS Worker Process on the web server. Both processes used ...
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Can Windows 2008 terminal service control user/server clipboard become unidirectional copy or paste?

Can Windows 2008 terminal service control user/server clipboard become unidirectional copy or paste? For Example: User can copy text to Server clipboard and paste text to Client clipboard but ...
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“Performance options” window after rdp login on Windows Server 2008 R2

After a successful p2v, the "Performance options" window appears at every remote desktop connection. Even if the settings was already applied. This problem is occurring on every user. It ask : ...
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Configure Windows Server 2008 R2 not to allow remote control for an admin users

Let's say we have some users that are administrator of the system but we don't want them to remote control to the server. How can we do that?
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kb3072000 security Update for windows server 2008 R2

I'm trying to apply this security patch to resolve Microsoft Windows Hyper-V Remote Code Execution in microsoft windows 2008 R2. so according to download page I downloaded Security Update for Windows ...
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Which version of Windows should I install on my home server?

I've had a WD MyBook World NAS drive for about 4 years now and it's served me faithfully as a media streaming box, but I have outgrown it. I have now gone down the home server route with a HP ProLiant ...
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Migrate Exchange mailbox between servers

I am moving a Microsoft Exchange mailbox from Sherweb's Exchange 2007-setup to Microsoft's Office365-setup, which runs Exchange 2013. I do not have administrator access to either of the Exchange ...
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View available in shared folder

I have access to a shared folder on a Windows Server. I have no access to that server other than this shared folder, I don't even know the windows version. I also don't know if there is any storage ...
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How to know if a file on a server is already opened by other user?

We are storing files an a network server (Windows Server) for accessing them in the team. This works well with Microsoft Office - if I want to open a file which is already opened by some other user, ...
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HTTP/2 has much higher TTFB than HTTP/1.1

Has anyone else experience this issue with HTTP/2 on IIS10. I have a VM set up on Azure with a Website on IIS10. I've set up SSL etc. and tested the site on HTTP/2, turned off SSL and tested it on ...
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Windows Server Roles - List of minimum hardware requirements

Hi I'm planning to restructure all services and servers running in our network. At the moment some Servers waste their power with services that do not max out the full power of the server. This unused ...
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Why is Windows Authentication not working Locally but working Remotely?

I've run into this issue on various Windows Servers: When logged into the server, IIS Windows authentication through a browser does not work for either Windows Auth or Basic Auth. I have several ...
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Windows Server - Bridge ip address of different subnets

My Windows Server 2008 R2 has two network cards which are connected to physically separated networks. The Adapters have the following IP settings: LAN1 IP: 192.168.2.1 (Netmask 255.255.255.0) LAN2 ...
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Is it possible for older versions of Windows Server to be domain controllers in an AD network created with a newer version?

I currently have three offices which I am responsible for managing the IT setups. The current configuration which was left for me includes three separate Windows Server setups (2003, 2008, 2008R2). ...
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Does upgrading from IE8 to IE11 erase old IE8 stig settings?

I hardened Internet Explorer 8 on a 2012 R2 Box according to latest IE8 Disa Stigs. A coworker accidentally installed IE11, realized his mistake and then rolled it back to IE8. Will the IE8 Disa ...
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How to setup a Windows server 2012 R2 (fileserver+DC) machine witch Hyper-V virtual router (pfSense)

I am trying to setup a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine, primarily DC and fileserver roles, in such a way that I would not need an extra router in our network, because I would like to have it inside ...
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Can't modify folder/files

I can't modify some shared folders and files when accessing them from another computer (let's call it PC1). The files are in PC2, and if I open a remote desktop connection to it, I'm able to perform ...
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How can I restrict FTP server bandwidth based on IP?

I am stuck at this problem and don't know how to solve this. I have a FTP server based on Windows from which users are able to download movies. It works with LAN. Now, I want to restrict users' ...
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What is “NT AUTHORITY” and “NT SERVICE”

I can find many info on what is "NT AUTHORITY" slash "something". Same for "NT SERVICE". But not for the part before the slash. I run into them from time to time in my work. I might receive ...
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How to disable SSL version 2 on IIS/Window Server?

How to disable SSL version 2 on IIS / Window Server?
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Limit visibility of network shares on Server 2012 r2 to specific IP ranges

I have a somewhat large home network with multiple video streaming boxes, phones, tablets, game consoles, PCs, laptops, and various other devices. I also just finished the process of archiving ...
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Task Scheduler repeat task not triggering

I am trying to set up a task that will start up an .exe every minute. I have created a Trigger, that when triggered will run the .exe and repeat every minute indefinitely. (I have also tried ...
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Removing DHCP and DNS from Windows AD Domain

This is my first time posting here, so please bear with me. I have been searching for this answer for a few days now with no luck. Maybe my google-fu is not strong enough. I am a software engineer ...
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After entering UserName/Password FTP server is not responding?

I have set up a Azure VM with Windows Server 2012 R2. I have also setup IIS 8.5 FTP server there. When I access the site using localhost url in the same server, I will get UserName/Password prompt and ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 with a touch screen

I have a Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 tablet. It came with Windows 8.1 and everything was working properly. Currently the touch screen works in the BIOS. I've installed Win Server 2012 R2 and fully updated ...
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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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Client stuck after login

I have a problem with my client computers. There are times that when I login to any client computers, I get stuck on the welcome screen and it keeps loading. My client computers use Windows 8.1.
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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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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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Ektron Solr Search Installation - Error: This server does not have the windows authentication role service enabled.

I get this when trying to run the Ektron SOLR installation: This server does not have the windows authentication role service enabled. Please enable it from the Windows Server Mnaager before ...
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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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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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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 ...