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Task launch failed, instance already running

I am trying to launch a task from task scheduler. The task is executing a batch file. It is running for the first time but after that it's status is not getting changed from Running to Ready. It is ...
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How to Expand this unallocated space?

From what I understand you can only have 4 partitions on a single disk. That's fine but how would I add the unallocated space to one of the other drives? I have heard you can use 3rd party tools but ...
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mshta.exe can't run html application from a non-regular network drive

Recently, I had problems installing vcredist from a network drive. It was because the exe file had to be accessible by the Windows Installer service. To solve that I mapped the drive as NT AUTHORITY\...
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IPAD devices do not have USB access in WIndows 7

Our systems are connected to a Domain machine ( running Windows 2008 ). There are certain policies enabled such as USB permission, Admin privilege, registry access etc. Users in these group only have ...
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Corporate user cannot ping computer on network

At my company we are on a corporate network connected with domain main.mycompany.com. I also have a domain-less computer running under my desk that I use for development work as well as running a ...
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Setting folder permissions returns “Access Denied”

I'm trying to change the permissions on a folder on my windows 2008 server. The problem is that my account "admin" was set to not have any privileges. Also stripped of privileges is the "Creator" role....
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Windows Server 2008 (My PDC) shuts down if I run a script for the client or host computer in my domain

I have recently started implementing DHCP via my core switch for all the client or end computers in my domain. We have scripts running on the server (windows 2008) to restart the client systems three ...
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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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Problems with FTP file access to VirtualBox guest running Windows 2008 Server R2 x64

I'm on OSX 10.11 and have a VirtualBox guest running Windows 2008 Server R2 x64 (with NAT networking) running IIS with FTP on port 21. My problem is: I can login to FTP from the host, but can't see ...
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How to back up files on windows server 2008

how to take a back up of a folder that is more than 50Gigs and ensure that modifications to the files after commencing backup process are also reflected in the destination
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unable to run {Get-VM} on a windows 2008 server

I have the following :- 1.a scanning server which is windows 2012 R2. where I am running the following command to get all the vm inside remote hyper-v servers :- $vCenterServer = 'Server123';$...
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How to use the Server's IP address instead of mine?

I've server(Windows Server 2008) in South Korea, and I'm living in California,so I configured VPN and NAT on it and now I have access to all files and folders on my Server, but my ip address is still ...
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Connecting to the server via VPN

I'm currently working as an intern in a company, as far as I know the company has multiple branches connecting to the server HQ via a tunnel provided by ISP. But what I know is that, if one of the ...
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Creating Junction from mapped NAS

I need to create a junction "test" on J:\ (is a windows partition) which should refer to K:\folder1\folder2\folder3 (mapped network drive). I cd into J:\ and ran the command mklink /J k:\folder1\...
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Use Ubuntu in Window server 2008 in virtual machine?

Recently our group has purchased Window Server 2008. Though most of us use Windows I require Linux system for my work. I read about virtual machine but I am not sure which one to use to utilize ...
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Windows server 2012 r2 slow network drive speed

I setup a home server with Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm using it as a nas and am getting speeds of around 10mbps download and upload. Both the server and my clients are on ethernet which should be ...
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TightVNC Access to 1&1 server denied

I have a Windows 2008 server running at 1&1 provider (1und1). Server is inaccessible. It seems a windows update is the culprit. Hardware reset did not solve it. Customer support told me to ...
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Windows 10 Pro set to PST and need to change it to EST

So I installed Windows 10 Pro on several machines in a domain (W2K8 DCs) and have had issues with trying to change the timezone on one machine. I can change the time but not the time zone. I ...
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Specific websites won't load over AD-DS network, but will load the server (Win2k8)

I have a domain network running Windows 2008 R2 as server. Users are connecting to the internet through the server using RRAS (Users need to dial-up in order to access internet). the server has 2 ...
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Can't boot Windows 10 after installing Windows Server 2008

I installed windows server alongside Windows 10 and whenever I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Windows. When the computer starts it goes straight to windows server 2008 without ...
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Cannot create checkpoint on Hyper-V (0x800423F4)

Host Machine: Intel Core i3 3120M @ 2,50Ghz 2,50Ghz 12GB RAM Windows 10 Enterprise 64Bit 750GB HD 250GB SSD Virtual Machine: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 4 virtual processors 8GB RAM I'm ...
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Block all inbound traffic except one IP using windows firewall rules

I have no problem doing this in linux. I just write an iptable to block all traffic and another one after to allow a specific IP. However it doesn't look to be that easy on Windows. I did the exact ...
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Disk Usage Bar of Removable storage not showing in my computer

Disk usage bar of Removable Storage is not showing in 'My Computer'. My OS is Windows Server 2008 SP2 (64 bit). I can see the disk usage bar of all the drives of hard disk in 'My Computer'. Earlier ...
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Webservice in 8080

I am running a GlassFish Server (in Microsoft Windows Server 2008) and deployed a application and configured HTTP to listen on 8080 port. This setup is working in browser as I could able to open the ...
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While editing e.g. code, documents via Remote Desktop, select gets stuck (Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2012)

I frequently edit documents and code over remote desktop. I've noticed frequently select gets 'stuck', particularly when I use ctrl+ for jumping words while selecting text. Occasionally using crtl+...
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Unable to pipe netstat output to a text file if i use -naob on 2008x86

Windows Server 2008 x86 only, this issue doesn't happen on Server 2012 R2 If i use netstat -nao > netstat.txt it works fine If i use netstat -naob > netstat.txt Error x: Windows Sockets ...
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I want to add iSeries Access ODBC Driver into ODBC Data source administrator on windows server2008

I am trying to add iSeries Access ODBC Driver into ODBC Data source administrator. I tried to install it from IBM from following link link But getting following error. Link of Error Image Can anyone ...
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How to make com1 port accessible to remote desktop users

Application hangs if running under RDP with user privileges. If running under Admin privileges it works. Application log shows that it tries to access COM1 port in server. It looks like this may cause ...
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Granting Permission To Network Drive

I am in need of giving a new user access to a network share. Not the entire share, only one folder in the share. I have clicked the folder in the share, I want this user to have access to, and given ...
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Cannot scan using TWAIN driver from Ricoh Aficio Printer

2 days before I formatted my Windows 2008 Server SP2 system and reinstalled the same OS. There is a network printer (Ricoh Aficio MP C2030) in my office, which can be used both as a printer and a ...
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Server 2008 What ports can I close/filter?

I have a computer running Server 2008. It has been up and running for over 6-7 years, however recently due to a LeChiffre attack, I'm looking to really lock it down from the outside. The ONLY thing ...
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Teamviewer multi-user mode

So I have a chromebook, and it's good at doing what it is supposed to, but there are just some windows programs that I need to use. I have a home server running Windows Server 2008-R2 Enterprise, and ...
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tsql between Linux Server and MS 2008 Server on the same network

I am trying to connect Moodle (installed at my Ubuntu Server) to a MS SQL Server running MS Server 2008. Both (ubuntu server and ms server 2008) are vm's running in the same computer. Although i can ...
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RDP session starts but remote window doesn't appear

Yesterday I configured RDP on my machine and it worked fine. I closed the connection and that's all. Today when I try to connect again I just get nothing. Credentials windows shows, I fill it (if I ...
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How do I turn off Taskbar Tooltips in a VirtualBox environment?

I am hosting Oracle VirtualBox 4.322 on Windows Server 2012. One of my virtual instances uses Windows Server 2008. I can't turn off the Taskbar Tooltips on the taskbar, so when I move my mouse ...
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find out which program delete my files

My files has been deleted randomly sometimes. I need to find out which proccess delete this files. Does windows log anything that can help? Or is there any third party app that can monitor apps that ...
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How do companies interconnect multiple servers? [closed]

I'm asking this question because I can't find it on here and can't seem to Google the right term. So, a family member of mine is a L1 server operator at a huge bank and sent me a screen shot of one ...
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Printing Permissions for Guest Users

I have a Windows Active Directory Domain Network that has a print server with 3 printers attached to it. I do not want users to print from computers or devices that are not joined to the active ...
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Filezilla Server - connecting to server but showing empty folder with no permissions

I have just installed Filezilla Server 0.9.41 on my Win08 Server. Everything seems to be fine with the settings and everything (user, group, homedir, port, permissions and so on), but when I remotely ...
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Internet Explorer event logs missing [duplicate]

I have an issue with Server 2008 and Windows 7 client machines -- the event viewer log for Internet Explorer 10 is empty. I've googled this for the best part of my morning with no joy. Currently ...
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Disk Usage Bar not showing in Windows Server 2008

In my Windows Server 2008 R2 system disk usage bar is not showing, when am using tiles view in My Computer. Earlier it used to show the bar. In details view its showing total size and free space. I ...
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“Disk read error occurred” booting from hard drive or USB on Windows Server 2008

Here's the setup: an Athlon X2, 4 GB of RAM, and a 2x2 RAID 10 array of 4 500GB drives, which also houses the OS. After a usual reboot the machine didn't respond to ping. I connected it to a display ...
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How can I automate zipping and deletion of directories using built-in Windows Server Zip?

I am looking to get some up-to-date advice on how to automate the following process within Windows Server (no 3rd-party utils can be used).. Zip directories (sometimes nested e.g. daily_stuff/...
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Unable to change an Active Directory user account from a Windows 10 laptop

When any users tries to change their password, the following error message appears "the security database on the server does not have a computer account for this workstation trust relationship" The ...
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Is autologon secure in the cloud

I have a cloud windows server 2008 VPS. I would like to have it autologin on startup. Is doing so secure in a cloud environment? More details: The server doesn't store user details. It just runs ...
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Can't run command using OpenSSH on Windows

I've just installed Win32-OpenSSH (from github) on Windows Server 2008 R2. It's up and running. Now I'm trying to connect from another host. The connection is established but I can't send commands. ...
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Getting “System error 1067” when installing OpenSSH

I try to install this OpenSSH package on windows Server 2008 R2. I applied all steps (except the firewall one) and all passed succesfully. When I try this command net start sshd I get this ...
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What's considered the most reliable deployment of OpenSSH?

I have to install OpenSSH on some Windows Server machines (2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2003). I see there are some deployments (this one from Wikipedia and another one on GitHub and there might be more). What'...
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How to get Server 2008 on a network with Windows 7 machines

I have a few Windows 7 computers in the house that are all part of a home group, we can Remote Desktop onto them, fileshare, etc. How can I get a Windows 2008 Server networked to these computers? I ...
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Smooth edges option not working on Windows Server 2008 Standard SP2 while in remote session

Text displayed on the sceen is very hard to read because of the hard edges, but looking under Appearance Settings -> Effects the option to Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts is ...