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VM Server not able to join domain host in another VM domain controller

I set up two WM on my win 8 computer using VMware workstation, both running window server 2012 R2 operating system, one serves as a domain controller, DNS server and DHCP server, the other one servers ...
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XBOX 360 Connection to XBOX Live fails - Server 2008

I have an Xbox 360, that when I connect it directly to my Comcast modem will connect to Xbox live perfectly fine. However, I have a server in my house running Server 2008 Service Pack 2, which has ...
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How to create a file in memory in Windows Server?

How can I store and have access to a file in memory in Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard? I would like to have quick access to a database. Since SQLite stores database in file I would like to store this ...
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Difference between Network and Domain

What is the real difference between domain(in Active directory) and network? Is my question wrong? or what is difference between domain in network and domain in Active ...
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Trying to install program as non-admin user but Windows 2008 doesn't accept admin password

I am running Win 2008 Standard Ed. I am logged in as a user (non-admin) and am trying to install a program (via an install.exe file). Windows will prompt for an Admin userid and password which I do ...
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Server 2008 not showing all the available GPO Policies

I am using server 2008 R2 and when i am trying to use GPO many policies templates are missing, I make sure filter is off. Please assist thanks
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How can mouse clicks stop working in Windows but I can move the mouse?

Situation: Windows 2008 Server with SP2 64 Bit used as "Terminal Server", Direct X 11 Office 2007 32 Bit .net add-in for PowerPoint using WPF, nlog, Lucene the add-in is for end-users and does not ...
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Temporary profile

I am currently working on a Windows Server 2008 and i created a domain there and i have put a Windows 7 in that domain. When i log in on the windows 7 with a user i keep getting the notification ...
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Users $home folders contain $recycle

This question is very similar to the question asked here but there does not seem to be a final answer and since it is an old post I figured I would start a new discussion with my information to see if ...
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Windows AD 2008 - If I change a user account password and the user is still actively logged in can he/she change the password back?

this is in regards to a windows server 2008 AD environment. Apparently an Administrator user's password was changed. But after a while he/she manages to change the password back. There was no other ...
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IIS blocks certain keywords in DokuWiki

When I try to use DokuWiki to create some pages with SQL examples, if the SQL statement has stuff like select drop table and some other certain keywords, trying to save the page returns a connection ...
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How to stop automatic authentication to a network drive?

I have a network drive I will call \\fs. I have two sets of credentials: user and admin. I am automatically authenticated to \\fs as user through some dark magic which I do not understand. This ...
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Connect to windows sever hosted on vmware using Remote Desktop

I just installed windows sever 2008 on vmware, and I want to connect to it using Remote Desktop in my windows 8.1. I configured the network interface as NAT, and I tried to access the Windows server ...
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Windows 2008 says “not a valid Win32 application” launching from network share, but it works when launching locally - why?

I have a mysterious problem on a win2008 terminalserver. Sometimes a specific programm on a network share throws the "not a valid Win32 application" message at me that could only be solved by ...
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Why does Windows Update eat up loads of RAM on Win 7 with Server 2008?

We have a lot of Win 7 SP1, both 32 and 64 bit machines serviced by a Server 2008 R2 WSUS server. For whatever reason, whenever they check for updates, though there aren't any new ones, the PCs end ...
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How to create windows server backup (2008 R2) to the same drive?

I am not sure if the Windows server backup is the right tool but ... This what I am trying to achieve. I have server and 2 drives C: and E:. E: drive is mirrored (2 hdds). I want to create scheduled ...
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disable RDP auto-logout on Windows Server 2008

I seem to have a problem with my server logging out the user 1 hour after the RDP session has closed. I want the user to always stay logged in so I can have an application running 24/7. I've tried a ...
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How to eliminate the requirement to lock files which are executed?

I have an application which is placed onto it's dedicated server. It has plugin-able structure. It was imagined as soft which has some features from web apps like ability to replace it's modules "on-...
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How to Auto-Start Server Daemon Without Logging In?

I have just installed the WPN-XM Web server stack on this Windows Server 2008 machine and I noticed that the daemons only start when a session is started on the server (e.g. I can only access ...
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Occasionally got “Request timed out” when trying to do ping test on a LAN server. What likely will be the cause?

I want to troubleshoot what causing the connection unstable between workstation and server in a LAN. When i try do the ping test, the reply sometime “Request timed out.” Any idea what likely the cause ...
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Is it possible to start a program with “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” account [duplicate]

This is an extension of the question on SO If I see a process being run as "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" account, can I start a program with "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" credentials? Something like run as option.
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Two servers on a network (SBS 2011 & 2012 Essentials) - Why do users count on both?

For a few years our office has been fine using Windows SBS 2011. We have less than 10 actual employees, but with past accounts and accounts for various other uses (admin, support..) we are a bit over ...
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How to run a 3 different batch file in a onego?

I have a three batch file like a.bat,b.bat and c.bat. Now I wanted to execute the all these batch file in a onego but my point is they will execute in order. When 1st complete then 2nd start and when ...
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Access database error: The module name xxx is misspelled or refers to a module that doesn't exist

We are using Access database 2003 (I know, too old) with Win server 2008 in my company. We have one .mdb file split into two. A couple of days ago we had a problem trying to open modules. It all ...
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Active Directory - Export an OU and sub objects

I would like to export a container and everything it contains with ldifde tool. How can I do that, especially if the container is in Namin Context : Configuration ? I want to export and then import ...
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recover folder permissions when access is denied

Ok. So I apparently had a user go into the permissions settings of a folder on our network share and they proceeded to modify permissions without consulting me first. Now the folder is inaccessible. ...
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dcpromo fails with error 8446 (“The replication operation failed to allocate memory”)

Okay. This server was running as the AD and GC for the domain. It's Server 2008 SBS. Original software that came with the machine is HP-branded and comes with their software. I downloaded original ...
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How to show volume shadow copy service tab?

There is a service called volume shadow copy that can help me to control my system restore points , this service can make me restore any thing ( e.g restore my files that I write at specific date ) , ...
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Make Batch file to add special tags at the front of video files at one folder

I always make download for learning tutorials videos , Some times I don't remember where I can find those videos because they are too many , so I decide to make tags to those file and put them in ...
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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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Automatize file transfer to a windows server

I'm looking for a simple way to copy files over internet to a remote server using a tool that would work in the commant line, for automatization purposes. So no RDP. All I've come up is FTP. Are ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Chart?

Does anyone know if there is any utility/tool that can make a chart of all tasks in Windows Task Scheduler based on time and date, so I will know if there is any overlap at certain point of time ...
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Is there a trace of users killing a process on windows machine

We're debugging a situation in a retail location where the program does a bunch of logging but then everything just stops. it's pretty apparent that the comm to an external web service is taking some ...
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“Access is denied” to Admin when using Sysinternals Contig to defrag the $LogFile metadata file

I have folders with hundreds of thousands, to over a million files and subfolders in each parent. I'm reading that the NTFS log file may be responsible for slow file creation and other actions. How ...
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Tomato firmware with separate DCHP server

I've got a Tomato router which works wonderfully, but I've also got a Windows server that I would like to use as the DHCP server instead of the Tomato router. I know that I can configure each client ...
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How to override forced after hours shutdown Windows 7 Enterprise

My network admin shutsdown all computers on the network at 6pm, but I need my computer to remain on for the rest of the evening. Is it possible to override this after hour shutdown policy locally? I ...
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Which hardware/softwares do I need in order to push new software from a single central computer (server?) to many client computers at once?

I apologise in advance if I use the wrong terminology, or say anything spectacularly ignorant. I'm bound to and, in fact, my problem is precisely the fact that I do not know the correct terminology in ...
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Windows Server 2008 Installing Updates for 2 days at shutdown

On Friday before leaving work, I rebooted the server because of a software was removed, a UBS server in particular. At the shutdown screen, there was 15 updates. So I stick for awhile till it stayed ...
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Windows Server 2008 firewall not allowing a port range

I have a windows server 2008 SP1 Datacenter instaled on my PC. My problem is that windows firewall is not accepting port ranges, like 2300-3000, 5500-6000 and so on.. Here is a similar image from my ...
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Windows Server DHCP role not working correctly in VMware Player

I've got a Windows Server 2008 running in VMWare player with the following roles: Active Directory Domain Services DHCP DNS The server is using the following credentials: The IP of the (DNS) ...
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Events ID 4013 For DNS and 1844 for Active Directory

i have newly register a virtual private server (windows 2008 R2), my problem is when i install an Active Directory and DNS Roles its raise the below events IDs 4013 For DNS and 1844 for Active ...
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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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How to protect an SMB shared directory with a password on WIndows Server 2008?

There is this directoy inside a shared resource that's accessible to everyone and I have to secure it so only one user can have access to it, so I proceeded to create their account and then set the ...
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Unable to Remote Desktop Connect as Local Administrator

In the screenshot below, you can see that I am currently logged into one of our Windows 2008 servers using my network account. It shows a picture of the settings in the Local Security Policy. The ...
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Windows 2008 licensing - reinstall in VirtualBox

When I install Windows 2008 server in Oracle's VirtualBox, and I need to re-install either or both, is there going to be a problem re-activating the Windows server? Must the VirtualBox version be the ...
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Java Path Set Issue

I am using win server 2008, Trying to set java path. I set it in both user variables and system variables. yet, I couldn't access java. But when I check in java installed path It is working fine ...
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Windows 2008 Ldap and terminology?

I have configure a root AD/Ldap server. For this example, its url is as follows: home.example.com Users (Other than default): + foo + Member of: DnsAdmins, Domain Admins, Domain User ...
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How Can I run Java 1.6 and 1.7 for my Web based applications?

I would like to know any method to run java 1.6 (u31) and 1.7 (u45) in the same windows (server2008) machine. I'm using two web based application which runs on 1.6 and 1.7. But When I try to use the ...
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How do I set default internet zone level with Group policy?

I have been trying for a while to get this done with no success. It looks like my group policy settings are being applied when I run the group policy results wizard. Here is what I am doing to set ...
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Microsoft Access database worked before and now old records won't update

This code was working fine on Windows 2003 Server. Updated to Windows 2008 Server and now new records can be listed for update or delete but old records can only list record content, but can't be ...