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Add Network Printer drivers in Windows 7/Server 2008 R2?

I'm running a 64 bit Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2 workstation that I just installed. I need to add a printer that is shared on the network from a 32bit Windows 2000 print server. This is an HP ...
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How to show window contents while dragging in Windows Server 2008 R2?

I just installed Windows Server 2008 R2, including the Desktop Experience feature, and activated the Themes service. I've activated Aero. I have everything there, except that when I drag windows, I ...
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How can I stop the remote computer from changing my keyboard layout?

Whenever I open an RDP connection to a remote machine, that machine will be using the English (EN) keyboard layout and I have to constantly switch it back to German. I use a customized keyboard ...
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Access is denied on mklink

I am trying to get a symlink working over a network drive. I have already tried suggestions on questions already asked, such as running as administrator and checking if the directory already exists. ...
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Hiding the desktop on Remote Desktop connection?

I have RDP currently set to launch a program upon connection but I don't want the user to be able to see the desktop at all, just run the one program. Any way to do this? RDP host is Windows Server ...
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Run a scheduled task after a Windows service is started

I want to run a scheduled task every time after a given service is started. I have looked for a way to set a trigger on a service start, so that the service in question may be started automatically ...
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How to enable RDP to a Server 2008 R2 on another network? VM network

I have a W2008 R2 installed on a different network (I am on 192.168.0.x - new server on 192.168.3.x) I had trouble ping and RDP to it. I disabled the firewall to test the connection: and that ...
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How to solve DDOS attacks in Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows Server 2012? [closed]

Any software for windows Writing custom (intelligent) microsoft windows firewall extension (C#/C++/C) Writing custom (intelligent) firewall for windows Installing nginx etc. on the same computer and ...
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Overcoming the 1024 character limit with setx

I am trying to set environment variables using the setx command, such as follows setx PATH "f:\common tools\git\bin;f:\common tools\python\app;f:\common tools\python\app\scripts;f:\common ...
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Disable restart after update prompt for server 2008 R2

I run server 2008 r2 as my desktop OS. I am trying to disable the annoying restart prompt that comes up after installing updates. The most I can postpone it to is 4 hours. I have tried disabling “Re-...
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Sync Google Drive when not logged in

I have installed Google Drive on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I login to the server, Google Drive starts automatically and synchrnoizes files, pulling changes down from the cloud. All good so far. ...
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How can I make sure that users log out of Remote Desktop sessions instead of just closing the RDP window?

We have a bunch of servers that our engineers remote desktop into, but each server has a two connection limit. We will often attempt to RDP into these boxes and we will see the "This machine has ...
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Creating one big continuous space from 4 disks

Hey. I am assembling file server for home use. I wonder if it is possible to use multiple disks in a way that they will be visible in network as one continuous space? More less like JBOD. I am using ...
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LSA (LsaSrv) “The security package Kerberos generated an exception. The exception information is the data.” caused by NPS

I have a Windows server (2008 R2 with SP1) that runs as a domain controller, and uses Network Policy Server to authenticate Wireless 802.1X devices. There are two access points available. Suddenly ...
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Can I manage my own domain using a web sever at home without having a static IP address using NO-IP?

I have purchased my own domain in GoDaddy. I have a server at home, Windows Server 2008 R2 to be specific. I do not have a static IP address, however I have created an account in No-IP, have the DUC ...
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How to set boot disk flag with diskpart

My Windows Server 2008 R2 won't start and stops with Stop 7B, so I start the recovery console and use diskpart to check the disk. There are to partitions one of Type 17 and one of type 07, the detail ...
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Windows says Dvorak is the default keyboard layout, but all new windows use QWERTY

Thanks to the help I received in this thread, I was able to get Windows to default to the Dvorak keyboard layout for all new documents/windows. There's just one catch. I have to re-set it every time ...
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Can I do a “one-time” file content search in Windows Server 2008 without adding the folder to the index?

Can I search for files which contain a specific string in a folder if that folder is not in the search index? So, lets say folder 'textFiles' is not in the index. I navigate to this folder in Windows ...
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How could I limit or even disable file cache on Windows Server 2008R2?

There is a machine, with a very fast RAID array, and a fast internet connection. But, it only got 8gb of mem, which runs out really quick, when the upload goes up. Any ideas how could I disable, or ...
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how to disable feature that opened port 445 on windows server?

I'm trying to disable services that I do not need, to improve latency and improve security. I found that port 445 is still open by doing telnet on localhost and port 445. As I do not need port 445, I ...
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Net Use Error 1219 - I just want to mount a network share

When I log into windows, my system maps a few drives from our server's shares. I have a backup script that I want to run and it maps a few more drives just for the script and then unmaps them when ...
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How to run an Access script using windows task scheduler

I have a VM running Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and want to use the Task Scheduler to run an Access script. This script will do some stuff and then close. I've already written and tested the ...
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Can a GPO be exported from one server and imported into another?

I have a W2008R2 server where we have a default GPO setup. I like the setup and do not want to recreate it for our new W2012 server. I did export it from 2008 but the only option I can find to import ...
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How to set default programs for all users on a Windows Terminal Server 2008?

I want to set a standard email-program (including .eml files, MAILTO and Mapi) for all users on a Windows Terminal Server 2008. I was told, that "Group Policy Properties" could do something like this.
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Can't install Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise:Stuck in installation loop

Basically after I add the role in the server manager and restart for the first time, the progress bar fills and after that I'm informed that installation failed and that computer is reverting the ...
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runas with administrator privileges

I'm having some problems with running the command prompt with administrator privileges. I'm use this command, to run as a specific user: runas /user:DOMAIN\MYUSER cmd The user DOMAIN\MYUSER is ...
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Copy-paste through RDP, file size limitation?

Is there a limitation how large files you can copy paste via RDP (Remote Desktop) in Windows? Is it possible to copy-paste e.g 4 GB files through RDP?
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment Variables

How do you set environment variables on Windows Server 2008 R2, specifically the PATH variable? The Microsoft Help source provides advice that doesn't match the screens and options I see on my server.
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Allow multiple RDP sessions for specific users on a terminal server

I know, that there's an option to allow all users to open multiple sessions to one terminal server. But is there also a way to allow it only for some specific users through Group Policies?
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Can Windows Server 2008 R2 / 2012 join a homegroup?

A simple question that I couldn't find an answer to through Google search - can Windows Server (some recent version) join a homegroup?
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Removing QWERTY Keyboard Layout Permanently

Following the instructions in this thread, I added the Dvorak layout to the Regional and Language Options control panel, set it as the default keyboard layout and removed the US (QWERTY) layout. ...
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Windows Event Logs: Task Category

I have been scouring the internet for a formal definition of this piece of the Windows Event Logs. How is the category determined? Is there a set of standard values for this field? Can an application ...
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Open a specific application on user login in windows

I am working on an application. My requirement is to open a specific application whenever a user logs in, so the workflow is something like this : I have a cloud machine setup at amazon ec2 The ...
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Scheduled task not executing as planned

In windows-server-2008-r2 I have created a scheduled-task . It starts a program under SYSTEM user, on Log-on of any user. The Action to perform is executing RealTimeSync.exe with a rts.script The ...
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How do I remove a folder structure in Server 2008 while keeping the parent? [duplicate]

I'm trying to delete a series of sub folders while keeping the parent folder. I am helping to set this up in a .cmd file that runs once a machine is sysprepped upon cloning. The only thing I have come ...
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Locking and Terminating User Sessions via Group Policy settings

To conform with some new security requirements, my company is implementing Group Policy solutions to existing security vulnerabilities. My current assignment is to find and implement Group Policy ...
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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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Recover Active Directory from a server whose motherboard is dead

I had a Windows Server 2008 R2 server setup as an Active Directory. One fine day, the motherboard went dead. After replacing the motherboard, windows boots up and says it detected hardware change and ...