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Remote Desktop extremly slow, direct on the machine there are no issues

I'm copying a file from my Windows Home Server 2011 via Explorer (Network). Because it is so slow (1 MB/sec) I had a look on it via Remote Desktop. Working with it is extremly slow. Now I went to the ...
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changing DNS server search list unregisters dynamic DNS

Is there is a fix for this apparent bug? My computer is using a static IP address, but registers itself automatically with dynamic DNS. If I change the list of DNS servers configured (even just ...
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GPO not applied to Windows 7 and higher

There are two domain controllers. The primary works on the Windows Server 2008 R2 and the secondary on Windows Server 2012. When I create a GPO on the primary controller, it is immediately copied to ...
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disable change status service windows

in my organization have a client / agent running as a service on the machines (servers and workstations), it is inventoried. some users are stopping the service, which way to remove the option to ...
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Showing two domain controller DC and GC on AD server, Need to remove old DC

I was abc AD server 2008 r2 with single domain controller on it and its working fine but due to issues in some roles on abc, I have create another xyz server and replicate with abc. Now I've remove ...
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Communicate with SQL Server 2008 R2 through Hyper-V

I have an SQL server configured with a Server in Hyper-V and I am trying to access the database through the Host computer. When I ping the SQL server (static IP) they communicate and vice versa. Then ...
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Windows 10 lan connection issues

I'm having a really weird issue on Windows 10. I've a scenarion, wich is: Windows 10 Computer + Windows 2008 Server (AD,DHCP,DNS). On the Windows 10 station, whenever i try to copy\paste an file from ...
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.NET deny anonymous access blocking domain user too

We have installed the same .net web app to a few of our servers but one of the server is blocking access for domain users despite only set to deny anonymous access. We used the following web.config to ...
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Create popup asking for login reason

Currently when a user logs in, it sends an email to me and I have to ask why that user logged in. As you can already see the user sometimes feels the need not to reply. This is a requirement for 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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Windows 7 won't connect to Windows Server 2008 R2 SMB Share

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine that i recently reinstalled. I have it configured with a few file shares that I'm trying to connect to using a Windows 7 machine. The problem is that it won't ...
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Windows 2012 Server R2 and 2008 Server R2 account name issue when event log is generated

Whenever any user logons onto the machine an event id 4624 event is generated in which in account name machine name is fetched. I am not able to find out exactly which user logons onto the machine ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Drag Drop Icons

This question is specifically for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2. Like so many other versions of windows, the default behavior is to render the largest icons possible during drag and drop. How do ...
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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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W3SVC Not available on server 2008 r2

I have try to multiple time reinstall IIS role on server but there is no W3SVC found in server. Another thing is hat, WAS service is also not available in services.msc.
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Generate duplicate Active directory on Server 2008 r2 [migrated]

Currently We are using window server 2008 r2 and installed Active directory on server, which working fine. Problem is that, Some of roles which are not working well(Can not install/uninstall roles), ...
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Move VMs from 2008 R2 cluster to a separate 2012 R2 cluster

I would like to ask for a recommendation on how to move approx. 99 VM's from a 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster, to a completely separate 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster. I assume the best option is to: 1) ...
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HP 500-164 Crashes and Reboots After Starting Hyper-V VM 15 Mins Earlier

I have been using my HP 500-164 desktop as a Hyper-V host since I bought it (sometime around the initial release of Windows 8) and it was working fine I ran Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Edition then about a ...
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unable to uninstall and install IIS and windows process activation roles on server 2008 r2

I am writing this question in superuser after the lots of search on internet, problem is that,I have install windows server 2008 r2 and successfully install AD and IIS. due to some of issue,I have try ...
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Stop task at point in time - Windows Server 2008

I want to run a program in a time window. Let's say it should start at 07:00 am and end at 08:00 pm. The program does not end itself. It runs continually. To do that I created a task in the task ...
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Can't ping Second Network adapter on windows server 2008

I have a Windows Server 2008 on VMware ESXi. The first Network adapter works fine, But, the Second Network adapter can't ping from external. The other computer is connected directly to Second network ...
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How can I get back to the normal task manager screen?

I'm using Windows Server 2008R2 on a machine. Suddenly the task manager switched to the screen below and I don't find a way to get back to the normal task amanger. How can I do that?
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How to block the DNS query on DNS server from Windows machine

We have windows 7 machine which was on domain(Windows 2008 server) but Now We have to remove the Windows server from network and we can't remove the domain from client machine. Setup the another DNS ...
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Monitor filesystem and alert if there are X amounts of changes

we are looking for a script / tool that monitors our filesystems. It should send us an alert if there are X changes made in X amount of time. We are using Windows Server 2008. Example: On network ...
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Why continous I/O to c:\windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE.LOG1

Referring to for the original question, What is the purpose of config\Software.log but my question is rather WHY the continuous writing to that file. I have 6x Windows 2008R2 SP1 VMs, and they consume ...
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Win 7 Remote Desktop and Remote Printing Not Working

We have 2 offices located in Sydney and Melbourne, and the colleagues use Remote Desktop from Melbourne office to a Windows Server 2008 R2 box in Sydney, and want to print out something to the printer ...
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Chrome doesn't load pages when used as remote app using Remote Desktop

I have a Windows 2008 R2 server. I have set up Chrome as a remote app that people can launch via Remote Desktop. When I launch the remote app on my local machine (double-click the RDP file I ...
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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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Service startet, but executet program not running proberly

I've created a Service on Windows Server 2008 R2, wich simply executes an exe. Startup type: Automatic Log on as: This account(a network account) When I start the exe manually, all works fine. My ...
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0x1 issue in windows task scheduler

I am running a bat file which will delete the files or folders older than 14 days from the today's date , when i am testing it in local folders it is executing fine, but when i am trying to delete the ...
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Windows server 2008 R2 can ping internet but not browse

Good evening everyone. I have a windows 2008 R2 server that is a terminal server and it will ping internet IP's and DNS names but I cant browse to the site through IE or Chrome. What Ive tried is: ...
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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 Server 2008 r2 activation error 0x80070005

I'm trying to activate my Windows Server 2008 r2 SP1 but I receive this error 0x80070005 (see screenshot below). This machine is a VMware box, and was moved from one machine to another (don't have ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 VMware with BSOD error 0xF4

I moved VM from one machine to another, now Im getting 0xF4 error. Below is the Dump. Can anyone help me what I can do to fix it? Thanks! Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.10586.567 AMD64 ...
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How to establish remote connection to IIS 7.5 server

i have bit dumb question, but i need to be sure before i will sent ticket to my IT or he will eat me alive. I have windows server, where is running IIS 7.5. Is it possible to establish remote ...
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Remote Desktop Services: start a program on connection within desktop environment

I have Windows Server 2008R2 with Remote Desktop Services. I need certain program started on every connection, within normal remote desktop environment. I tried this group policy: "Local Group Policy"...
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MS Certificate Web Enrollment authentication between domains

I'm trying to set up the Certificate Enrollment Web Services to give autoenrollment to some clients. The issue is the clients are on a separate domain to the CA. I see the CES/CEP allows three options ...
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How to navigate up a folder from My Documents in Explorer, not go back to Library folders

More often than not, when I go up a level from My Documents, I don't want to go back to the list of Library Folders, I want to go to the user folder that contains My Documents, Desktop, etc. How do I ...
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Unlocking an ad user on a notebook disconnected from AD

my colleagues and I are facing a concrete problem with a user on a business trip. I try to describe it as generic as possible to comply with superuser's policies. Unfortunately I couldn't find my ...
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HP DL380 G7 Server

Can I use LRDIMM (HP) in a HP DL380 G7 server ? It currently has 2 2GB RDIMM (10600R), which I will remove and would like to add 4 x 4GB LRDIMM (10600R).
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Intel Raid1 \ “Fakeraid” Shows up as 2 Logical Drives in Windows server 2008 r2

As the title says. I have successfully raided 2x <250 gb drives in Bios as C:\ without any problem. However when i try to Raid the two WD RED 3TB they "show up correctly" in my bios and inside ...
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Windows TempDirectory in Subdirectory

I have a file that writes constantly to my TempDirectory. I have set the TempDirectory to C:\Users{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp but my files are written to C:\Users{Username}\AppData\Local\Temp \3 ...
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Run scheduled task from IIS ASP.NET site on Windows Server 2008 R2

A task should be run on a local machine now but it should work also on remote machine later. schtasks /Run /S 123.45.67.89 /U 123.45.67.89\Administrator /P * /I /TN "Name" gives "ERROR: User ...
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How to install MySQL on separate box from IIS 7

I've got two servers running Server 2008 r2. I've set up one sever as the webserver with IIs7.0, asp.net, php, nodejs, etc. And I have put MySQL and MongoDB on the other server. As best I can tell ...
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Transfer file to Windows Server 2008 R2

In a LAN, I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine; access to server through Remote Desktop is granted both 1) from a LAN host 2) from the internet, thanks to a virtual server configured in the ...
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Reserve minimum space for volume shadow copy

Is it possible to reserve a minimum amount of space used by the volume shadow copies of a given ntfs volume under windows 2008 R2 server? I know how to set the maximum size, but not the minimum. For ...
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Set up a VPN on a windows server 2008 R2 core

I'm trying to set up a Windows server 2008 R2 with hyper-v (on a distant kimsuffi server) and access it by hyper-v manager from a client with windows 7 professional. When I try to connect to the ...
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Brand New HP Color LaserJet M452dn will not print out of box

I have a brand new Color LaserJet M452dn and I just plugged it in. Gave it a manual IP address. I can get to the homepage for the printer on the address. I can add the printer by IP address but when I ...
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Change screen resolution to higher resolution with no monitor attached

Backstory: I have a situation where I have a set of servers that never have anyone physically at the console (in the server room). They have a KVM attached to them (some do) but the KVM never ...
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How to download drivers manually for Windows Server 2008 r2 Standard edition?

What I m trying to do ? I installed Windows Server 2008 on my laptop , an Acer Aspire 5741G series . I want this pc to emulate a server environment in a local network . Everything seems to work fine ...