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Hard drive showing more disk space usage than is actually being used

I am running Windows Server 2012 R2. My C drive reports that 420 GB are being used, but I can't figure out what's using all that space. WinDirStat (which I "Ran as administrator") and selecting all ...
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Windows server 2016 TP5: network cross icon despite no obvious problems

I have set up a lab server with W2016TP5, and it runs (more or less) fine. The static IP and subnet seem correct, and the DNS and DHCP servers and a bunch of Hyper-V linux VMs seem to be all fine. ...
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IIS failover Clusters?

I'm new to servers and stuff(I'm a programmer not a server guy) and I have a question about IIS failover clustering. I have two IIS servers up and running, and they're identical. I want to set up the ...
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Server Unexpected Shutdown

If you have a Windows server that has an Unexpected Shutdown and there is nothing in the logs (no power failure, critical events or hardware failures), and no memory dump for blue screen then is the ...
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Hyper-V Data corrupt?

So what I have is a setup with a virtual machine. I has 2 vhds One data drive and one OS drive. The data drive has all my important files on it. I have the virtual harddisks, they are mountable. But ...
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Tray Icon in Remote Apps

Is it possible to use Tray Icons in Windows Remote App on Windows Server 2012 R2? When starting an application which has a Tray Icon, it's currently not shown. Thanks a lot!
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What are the Computer Management Group Privileges actually granted?

Someone wants to do something to database or it's server and they always ask for "Admin" privileges. Often on questioning it turns out they need to add a column to a table, so you grant db_owner on ...
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Alert When Windows Task Scheduler Fails to Run [duplicate]

We have a script that is a security script, checking logs. Almost always it can be ignored and, for the most part, is; it sends out an email when it sees an issue in some logs of a particular type, ...
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2 Gateways with one server

I have a problem with my network configuration. So i have a Cisco RV220W with the IP 192.168.1.100 where i got a public static ip from my ISP which is my remote connection. There is a second router ...
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Devcon driverfiles * only listing a single entry

I am attempting to run the following command: devcon driverfiles * But I am only receiving a single entry in my output...I have seen this on multiple machines (servers as well as workstations): ...
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Changing a Desktop Computer to Server Computer

I am new to this community. Sorry if I ask a silly question or in an inappropriate community. In our lab at university, we have a powerful desktop computer that we wish more than one user to be able ...
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Auto Login multiple users on Windows Server 2012?

We have a windows server 2012 to which multiple users connect simultaneously and use multiple instances of our application running in different user sessions. The problem is that we have to login each ...
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Adding additional SSL certificate to be recognized in Cygwin

I have a server setup that has an HTTPS certificate issued by a major certificate provider (DigiCert). The certificate is recognized by all of the browsers on a machine running Windows Server 2008 R2, ...
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Docker / Windows Container: how to mount a host folder as data volume on Windows 2016

How to mount a volume from Windows host to Windows guest system? I am on Windows Server 2016 TP4 using Docker. Following the documentation on https://docs.docker.com/engine/userguide/containers/...
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Windows Server 2012 Backup: How do I enable Bitlocker on a hard disk that is “dedicated” for backups?

I'm using the Windows Server Backup wizard to backup server data to an external hard drive. Unfortunately, the room where this server is can't be secured, so my biggest concern is that anybody could ...
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Integrating 2 factor authentication on NAS OS 4 (Lacie 5big)

So I am trying to integrate 2 factor authentication through Duo on my Lacie 5big running NAS OS 4 (Seagate). I am not sure if it's really possible to integrate 2fa in a non-destructive way. Instead I ...
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win32_shadowcopy Unsupported shadow copy context

The result of entering (Get-WmiObject -list win32_shadowcopy).create("C:\","Backup") into powershell is ReturnValue : 5 ShadowID : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} However the ...
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WHS 2011 error code '2155348249' when trying to make a server backup: low disk space for Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

When I try to start the windows server backup it fails because of empty disk space. I get the following error message in the event log: The backup operation that started at xxx has failed because ...
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How do I determine what's making the web server so slow (Apache)

I'm running Apache 2.4 (64bit) on a Windows server. It also uses MySQL 5.7 on the same server. It has been very, very slow recently to come up, but when I look at the access logs, there are very few ...
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DISM how to apply a change to all image indexes

This one has been in my head since long time now and I can't formulate the right question on google to find myself an answer so I'll give it a try here. It's about DISM and WIM Files (Windows Imaging ...
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Print Server Role Confusion

I am trying to upgrade to a Windows Server (2012) setup from the current Win 8.1 we are using as a server for our small network of 5 users. Also from a Workgroup based to a domain based network. We ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - One Desktop, no matter the user

I'm looking to link many Windows Servers into a Windows Domain. If possible, i would like to set up users for each person with access. However when they RDP into a server, i want it to act like they ...
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Cannot connect to any rdp session and cannot connect to microsoft edge

I have a problem with a client. I cannot connect to any RDP session while all my other clients can. I also cannot connect to Microsoft Edge. I can connect to Google Chrome though. I got the error: An ...
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What characters are valid for Active Directory groups?

My software program is going to auto-generate Active Directory group names. We need to know which characters aren't allowed in an AD Group name (i.e. /, \, [, \, |, etc.). I found this link from ...
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Task Scheduler ignores next run time

So I have a very weird problem. In Task Scheduler, I've setup my application to run every 15th minute. I've made sure to have all the correct settings and it runs under my credentials (entered a ...
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Why can't WHS2011 publish xxx.homeserver.com address for using DynDNS?

Because I switched to another ISP I had to reconfigure everything. Now I want to be able to use the subdomain provided by Microsoft: xxx.homeserver.com I manually configured the port forwarding and ...
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Setting up a computer lab w/ wireless bridge for network administration/pen testing practice

So I'm trying to setup a computer lab to practice network administration. My setup is: Home ISP router (assigned to 192.168.0.1) Separate Wireless Router set to bridge mode (b/c my girlfriend would ...
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Add printer on Remote Windows Server as Local Printer

I have a windows server that has a printer installed on it. Currently if I want to print using it, I would RDP the server, copy the document over, and print it. Would it be possible (for free) to ...
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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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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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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 IP:...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...