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Folder keeps changing back to read-only. What permissions setup causes this in Windows? [duplicate]

I think I'm going crazy. Every time I create a folder it automatically is set to readonly, but I can still then rename the folder or add folders to it. If I attempt to uncheck the readonly flag it ...
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Detect Windows Server version 32/64-bit in CLI

What's the best and quickest way to detect whether you're running a 32 or 64-bit version of Windows Server from the command line? (Cygwin is installed)
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How to disable file download popup in Internet Explorer?

I was able to disable file download popup in all popular browsers except Internet Explorer. This is the popup: I thought this would do it, but I still get the popup: Internet Explorer -> menu ...
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What's the difference between “default gateway” and “preferred DNS server”?

TCP/IP Properties of a network connection in Windows Server 2003 has two different options, "Default gateway" and "Preferred DNS server".
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How to replace a single character in Windows filenames using a batch file?

I have a Windows Server 2003 server that has a whole bunch of filenames that need renaming. Basically, I just need all - (hyphens) replaced with _ (underscores), no matter where they are in the ...
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How to join an Active Directory with a Linux machine

How can I join an Active Directory domain with a Linux machine? Will it work with Ubuntu, Redhat, CentOS? Are there any with which it will not work?
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Undoing the Last Installed Windows Updates via Command Line

Using the command line, how can I undo the last installed windows updates?
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How to measure disk-performance under Windows?

I'm trying to find out why my application is very slow on a certain machine (runs fine everywhere else). I think i have traced the performance-problems to hard-disk reads and writes and i think it's ...
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Lost Administrator Password for Windows 2003 R2 Enterprise Server

I am trying get an unused server up and running, it booted fine but i was greeted with the login window and none of the known passwords seem to work. The server I am trying to get to work is not a ...
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Keyboard and mouse not working in Windows 2003 Server / HPML350 G5 server?

I have currently commenced working at a new company which is using Windows Server 2003. I am able to remote desktop into the server and it all works fine. The only problem is if I go to the server ...
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Hiding folders from Specific Users

I use computers in a shared house, the computers are running Windows 7 and Windows Vista and are connected to a network with Windows Server 2003 as the DC. I want to hide certain folders from other ...
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Can't install windows server 2003

Guys i can't install Win 2003 it's giving me an error not enough space the screenshot here Please direct me to the right path, i'm beginner in Windows Server, thanks.
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How do I automate an MSI installs?

I have about 20 applications that need to be run in a specific order. I want to script them so that I can do this remotely. Each one of the applications has a Setup.exe and an MSI. I was hoping just ...
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Give access to a subdirectory without giving access to parent directories

I have a scenario involving a Windows file server where the "owner" wants to dole out permissions to a group of users of the following sort: \\server\dir1\dir2\dir3: read, write and execute \\server\...
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Reassociating profile with domain

I have a Windows 7 machine that has been part of a Windows 2003 SBS domain for well over a year now. When I arrived back to work today from about two weeks off, I powered up my machine and tried to ...
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How can I find out what program installed or is using a specific DLL file?

I've got a DLL file in the SYSTEM32 directory of one server, which I'm not sure I actually need. Google has told me what it is normally used for, but the software has never been installed on this ...
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Possible reasons WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts is not working (appart from the obvious)

Here's my C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts file: 127.0.0.1 localhost 192.168.100.1 router testing it: C:\>ping router Ping request could not find host router. Please check ...
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Multiple Remote Desktop Sessions with Windows

I'm using Active Directory with Windows XP clients and Server 2003 as the AD. Is there a way to allow a local user to be logged in and allow an admin to login as well without one of the sessions being ...
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Can't extend volume

Found unused 90GB on array on Windows 2003 Server SP2 and extended array into it. In Disk Manager it is now shown as unallocated of MBR type and no option to extend existing volumes into it. Diskpart ...
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VirtualBox fails to start on Windows Server 2003

For reasons I cannot disclose, I need to install a Linux server within a VirtualBox host running in Windows Server 2003. Unfortunately, VirtualBox fails to start, giving me an error that seems to ...
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Why an application hangs [closed]

I have a window application developed in C# and c++. It has a client edition and server edition.Client edition installed on XP system connected with Server edition installed with windows 2003 system. ...
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What is the reason behind my application service suddenly stopped? [closed]

The server Service is “Mss.exe” which is running under account “stepup” account which I checked from “services.msc” and system configuration is 2003 server 32bit standard edition with SP2. But ...
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How do I use a virtualbox guest machine as a gateway?

I have a certain problem. I am working on an Ubuntu machine, but I have to use a windows 2003 server guest to connect to a Stonegate VPN to be able to manage our client's website. I have already ...
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Why does a Remote Desktop Redirected Printer Doc appear every time I connect to Windows Server 2003 SBS?

I've run into a weird, persistent issue regarding a remote desktop connection. Every time I successfully log into a server running Windows Server 2003 SBS, without taking any further action, after a ...
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Windows Server 2003 won't let me reformat a 2TB USB drive

I have two Hitachi XL2000 2TB external drives for nightly backups of a Windows 2003 server. BackupAssist recommends formatting the drives as NTFS, which was done with no problem when I purchased the ...
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Why would a 2TB Drive say half it's space is used when it isn't.

I have a 2TB drive on Windows 2003. I copied 120GB of data onto it. It is now showing only 840GB of free space. It's like it knows it's a 2TB drive, but only 1TB is available to me. Why would this be? ...
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How can I get rid of the annoying windows' automatic update needs reboot popup as non-admin?

While this answer may help if you're an admin, it doesn't help at work. So is there a way to get rid of this message without having to bother your admin?
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How do I improve my screen resolution in Windows Remote Desktop?

I'm RDP'ing into a Win2K3 machine from a WinXP machine, and I cannot stand the low screen resolution I get on the Win2K3 box. Text is too large and the graphics/colors aren't very smooth. How do I ...
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Delete all files older than 365 days, but exclude certain folders

Edit: After @Mbu answer I realized that my first approach with leading numbers in folders as criteria to exclude isn't the right way. I decided to use a fixed list of folders to exclude. I want to ...
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Sharing a folder with Win 2k3 - Only allows localhost

I have a mostly new install of Windows 2003 Standard Edition SP2, and I'm trying to share a folder on the network. The instructions here, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324267, describe the steps I ...
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Is it possible to identify what machine made a Windows Backup?

I handle some network administration for a small business. Recently, I discovered a set of windows backup files in a directory that was being regularly added to (multiple times daily) on our backup ...
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Remote Desktop will connect but not display window

I'm having a strange issue with Remote Desktop on a particular server running Windows Server 2003. It seems to connect fine but just when you would expect it to launch the window it goes back to the ...
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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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How to disable/setup same name and same password authentication between two windows PCs on the same network?

My Experiment I set up a simple network with two computers, both on the same work group. I created a local user 'A' with password 'A' on Computer 1. And then I created an identically named local ...
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What open-source drive clone software out there have you successfully used on win2k3 server?

And, how many attempts did you have to make before you got it right? I'm about to do a 80gb to 80gb clone for archival purposes and want to make the best move here.
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Windows 2003 zip from command line [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you zip a file from the command prompt using ONLY Windows' built-in capability to zip files? Is there a way to zip a file (or group of files) from the command line ...
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What version of Exchange am I running?

A server I've recently taken charge of has a copy of Exchange installed. Add or Remove Programs just shows "Microsoft Exchange". By clicking on Change/Remove I can see that the version number is 6.5,...
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COMPACT /U command does not decompress large 25GB file

I have a 25GB file that was incorrectly set as NTFS-compressed because the directory where it is had been marked as compressed when it was created. I am trying to decompress it. The file is currently ...
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How do I log file writes to a directory on Windows Server 2003?

I handle some network administration for a small business. Recently, I discovered a set of windows backup files in a directory that was being regularly added to (multiple times daily) on our backup ...