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How to give limited access to client user in Window Server 2008?

How can I control on my client Pc's. For example: I want that user cannot access internet, or user will unable to access control panel, my computer properties and other stuff like this. I hope you ...
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Monitor Users actions in windows server 2008?

I have 25 users connected remotely to my server , is there a way to monitor all users actions , its not a problem if there is a third party program . Monitor means file auditing , visited sites , any ...
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How do I monitor what my server is downloading? Is there a log of past activity?

At work I run a server that connects to the internet using a GSM modem with a monthly download limit of 30Gb. For the past three months we've been going over that limit. The ISP gives us a log of ...
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Multiple Domains. Multiple Server. One DNS

I want to host multiple domains of my clients on multiple servers. For example 10 Domains on ServerA, 10 Domains on ServerB etc. So basicly, I want all my clients to have "ns1.main.com" and "ns2.main....
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Allow terminal servers users to search within file contents

Ok, so we have this customer who wants to search within .docx and .doc files. They work on three Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop servers and all the .doc and .docx files are stored on a seperate fileserver. ...
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Cannot delete user profile created on Windows Server 2008

I created an account on Windows Server. But the problem comes when i want to delete the user profile. I have tried deleting it from Control Panel -> Advanced Settings -> Users -> Delete the profile. ...
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Attempting to end CMD after Batch File

I am running a Batch file on which is located on my DC. explorer.exe = taskmgr.exe end; end; The batch file works fine and does what I need. The thing is that when I run this batch it forces the ...
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How can I launch Task Manager and Explorer upon login while on a Domain?

Attempting to launch both of these application upon login into any server on the Domain. Placing these application in the StartUp folder would not be a solution since there are too many servers. ...
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Windows Server 2008, Install Udates Without Reboot

We have a server with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition 64-bit. How can we install Windows updates without rebooting the server?
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How to backup RAID 0 larger than 2TB?

I have a situation. I use 2 1TB drives as RAID 0 for my C drive, but when I make a windows image backup to a single drive, I got an I/O error which means that the drive I'm trying to back up can't be ...
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Windows Server 2003/2008 RDP session limit

I have a windows server 2003 installation (which may be upgraded to 2008 in the future) configured for the default of 2 remote desktop sessions. I have a requirement to allow more sessions if possible....
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Enable local administrator account for clients from server 2008

I ran into a problem with one of my client , its local administrator account is disable, also I can't log in this machine with its domain user (because of this problem), now I wanna change its ...
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Unable to login to Server 2k8

I have installed Server 2008 on a laptop just to play around with the features & get familiar w/ the look & field of it. I'm new to ANY server but know enough that I know it would be useless ...
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Can't create symlink on Windows VM's mapped network drive

I have a Server 2008 VM (Parallels 9), and I share a folder from OSX via a mapped network drive "T:". I am trying to make a symlink from one folder on T: to another folder on the same drive, like so: ...
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Install Windows Server via Remote Desktop

I have a new dedicated server, but my host charges €10/month to have a Windows 2008 R2 Standard OS installed. I require Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacentre primarily because of the networking features, ...
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Should I install a different version of node.js to a server?

I develop in a Microsoft environment, so I'm used to the idea of a developer mode and an optimised server mode to different pieces of software. If I want to run a node application on a server, should ...
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“localhost:8080” works fine but “localhost” doesn't

"localhost:8080" works fine but is it mandatory to give the port number always, because it doesn't work when I just type "localhost"
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Send/Recieve Error in outlook when getting email from SmarterMail on VPS

I originally had a Shared web host which my domain biggsoftware.co.uk was hosted at. I then created a VPS running windows server 2008 (not R2) and wanted to point my domain to the VPS and then ...
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Allow user to login in server 2008 R2

I am trying to login my user in server 2008 with domain controller as per this document. But the "Allow log on locally" in Group policy is not enabled. It is in hidden mode and one warning message is ...
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Instances of a server?

First off, I'm not sure if this is the right term for this, but here goes. At my school, we were working in one of the tech labs when I needed to copy some files to my flash drive. I realized I ...
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Files corrupting without changing the date modified

We have files on our network that are being corrupted. ex. of corrupted file: name = foobar.indd date modified = 2/6/2014 so the file was last modified on the 2/6/2014 then was opened just fine on ...
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In Windows 8.1, how to force prompt for credentials when accessing a shared folder?

I have a computer with Windows Server 2008 ("R1") SP2, which I use as a home server, and another with Windows 8.1 ("Home"), which I use daily. There is no domain controller in the network. I'm logged ...
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netsh.exe on Windows 2008 Server

For some reasons, I used command netsh interfaces ip reset nul On Windows 2003 Server it cleared all. But on Windows 2008 Server it cleared only IP, mask and GW, but not DNS, WINS. What am I doing ...
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Problems starting a JBoss 7.02 server on computer startup

I have a JBoss 7.02 server running on a Windows Server 2008 machine. The server needs to be kept running at all times, but every so often the host machine will restart leaving the application ...
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VPN connection rejected after switching to ASUS RT-N66U router and different subnet

I had a working VPN setup using my Netgear router to my VPN server (Windows 2008 at 192.168.0.10). After the router developed problems I switched a new ASUS RT-N66U router. I configured port forward ...
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Windows server CAL for accessing tcp ports [closed]

Is there any license for accessing the TCP port from a server without accessing the folders? Whether CAL is required for that? I do have 2 windows server OS license and I have 1 user CAL for the ...
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How to use RDP and SSH on 1 ip address

I have a home Verizon router setup and on which i run a couple websites. I have all the ports open (21, 22, 80, etc.) I would like to be able to RDP into the server at my home as well. I can ...
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How to make my Windows Server to be a Public Web and Mail Server

I just installed Windows Server 2008 in my PC. I planning to use it as personal web and mail server. In the past, I used shared hosting, but since to have big storage means I need to pay more, I ...
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Block visitor from specific IP address in Windows Server 2008

I am trying to block all access from specific IP address. I tried add Inbound Rules in Windows Firewall by blocking all connection & program from a IP address (IP address of the other test server)...
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How to configure router/server to make users from wired and wireless connection see each other?

How can I make users from wired network see users from wireless connection? The wired network subnet is 10.0.2.0/24. The router for wireless connection has 10.0.2.100 IP and wireless network is under ...
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getting ssh access to an ubuntu server behind a vm

I have a set up running a windows 2008 server which hosts several virtual machines with their own IP addresses. Previously I was using nginx to proxy http requests to the correct virtual machine, for ...
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Is it possible to allow a user of Domain A to write to Domain B fileshare without a trust relationship?

I'm currently working with two Windows 2008 servers, each running on completely separate domains with no possibility of setting up a trust relationship between them. What I need to find a way of ...
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Incorrect used space in Quotas Manager

We are facing a strange issue, The quota manager (in Server manager) shows wrong used space, while TreeSize shows other results. TreeSize: 269.4MB Folder properties: 266 MB Quota manager: 805 MB ...
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virtual memory view in windows server 2008

AFAIK, Task Manager in windows 2008 shows the physical memory. I have a program that sums up the FREE physical & FREE virtual memory in MG. How can I confirm it has the right output of this sum? ...
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Deploying a shared folder shortcut based on individual user accounts - Windows 2008 Domain

Is it possible to create a shortcut that references a shared folder on a file server for specific individuals on a windows 2008 domain? I know you can do it with group policies, but I don't want to ...
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can I launch a program from windows7 task manager as the user “system”?

I have tried to launch several installers as the user system, from task manager. All attempts have failed. if I use the local admin, or domain admin I can launch the installer from task manager. I ...
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Windows Server 2008 or 2012 on IBM X3850

I'm having trouble installing WS2008 or 2012 on IBM x3850. Both should be supported but somehow I cannot install any of them on this server. Please note that I don’t have KMV or something similar, I'm ...
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DPI Settings on Windows 2008 Server

Is my assumption correct that changing the DPI setting on a Windows 2008 will affect all users? (The setting is per machine).
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Installing Windows Server 2008R2 in HeadlessVirtualbox in Debian

I have created a new Headless virtualbox in a Debian Server that should contain a Windows2008R2 server for testing purposes. I followed all the steps here and the VM seems to run. All I need now, ...
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Does robocopy make a local copy of the files?

I have a seagate NAS which I access over a shared folder. I also have 3 computers with a shared folder. I want to backup files from the 3 computers to the seagate NAS. I cannot run those tasks with ...
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Options for SATA ports on motherboard for Files server

I am planning to build a big file server. (Windows or FreeNAS). I need at lease 300T of space. what options do I have to RAID all disks together? I mean on physical level what kind of connection ...
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what are some possible reasons why my company's DNS server sometimes fails to resolve the host name of some of my VM's?

I'm in charge of a group of VMs that are used by members of the group that I belong to for accessing web apps, web services, build servers, and stuff of that nature. IT is in charge of the DNS ...
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How to improve performance of a folder with many files in windows server 2008 sp2?

On a windows server 2008sp2 box, I have a folder with more than 180,000 files(images). Since this folder is used to store images for a legacy application, I cannot change the directory structure. Is ...
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CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds, when trying to read Windows Server 2008

When invoking the check_nrpe via terminal, like so: /usr/lib/nagios/plugins/check_nrpe -H winserver -c alias_cpu I get the error below: CHECK_NRPE: Socket timeout after 10 seconds. (Also ...
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How do I audit where security groups are applied in my domain? [closed]

I've been asked to find out how and where specific security groups are being used in my organizations AD domain. I know what the groups are and where to find them in the directory, but I don't know ...
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Officejet 6600 on Windows Server 2008 x64

I have an OfficeJet 6600 which won't be installed on Windows Server 2008 x64. I've contacted HP-support and they said that they're not allowed to support Windows Server 2008. So now I'm asking you ...
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Route Events Recorded in System Event Log to Custom Event Log

I have an instance of Windows Server 2008 running some specific services that support my application. There are events within the Windows Events System Log generated for my services but by other ...
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How can I boot a Windows 2008 Server from DVD to do a clean re-install?

A few semesters ago, I took a Windows Server 2008 course, installing the OS on a machine I had lying about. I'm taking another server course in a couple weeks, and was going to do a fresh install ...
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static IP address for using remote desktop

I have a static IP address provided by my ISP. I have two users in windows server 2008 which is Administrator and another is employee. I just want to access Administrator user using remote desktop ...
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Unable to view connection settings from Administrator account

I am using Administrator account but I am unable to see the network adapter configuration. An error message says "You do not have sufficient privileges to view connection settings". Similarly on ...