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Windows Server 2016 - Set desktop always on

I need to screen turned always on when I'm not connected or I have hidden remote desktop. When Remote Desktop Hide, the screen turns black, I want to still turned on screen. Sorry for my English.
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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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How to check what user deleted a folder on Windows Server 2003? [migrated]

Is there a way in Windows server 2003 to check what user deleted a directory?
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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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Back up a database nightly [migrated]

Question: Is it possible to automate the process of coping a full database every night into the development database on the same server? Software: Windows Server, SQL, SQL Server Management Studio, ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...