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Upgrade path from Windows Server CTP [on hold]

I am currently running the CTP of Windows Server 2016 in order to test out Azure Stack, which is something that is/will be pretty critical to our business, as our software runs on azure. Is ...
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Changing a Desktop Computer to Server Computer

I am new to this community. Sorry if I ask a silly question or in an inappropriate community. In our lab at university, we have a powerful desktop computer that we wish more than one user to be able ...
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MS-DOS applications via telnet

Is it possible to run MS-DOS applications via telnet on a Windows 7 system? Some applications we still use here were never ported to newer systems. Now the company wants to move the workstations ...
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Auto Login multiple users on Windows Server 2012?

We have a windows server 2012 to which multiple users connect simultaneously and use multiple instances of our application running in different user sessions. The problem is that we have to login each ...
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Find when password was changed - Windows SBS 2011

I'm finding my self at a lost cause, basically when attempting to access one of the servers I manage I was unable to login, the password was incorrect... I did NOT change this password and I had to ...
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Docker / Windows Container: how to mount a host folder as data volume on Windows 2016

How to mount a volume from Windows host to Windows guest system? I am on Windows Server 2016 TP4 using Docker. Following the documentation on ...
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Adding additional SSL certificate to be recognized in Cygwin

I have a server setup that has an HTTPS certificate issued by a major certificate provider (DigiCert). The certificate is recognized by all of the browsers on a machine running Windows Server 2008 R2, ...
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Windows SBS Server 2011 High Memory Useage

Have a Windows SBS Server I've encountered which I have suspicions it's been compromised in some way. Symptoms: 11.8gb of 12gb total RAM at all times, even after restricting the Exchange store to ...
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Windows Server 2012 Backup: How do I enable Bitlocker on a hard disk that is “dedicated” for backups?

I'm using the Windows Server Backup wizard to backup server data to an external hard drive. Unfortunately, the room where this server is can't be secured, so my biggest concern is that anybody could ...
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Integrating 2 factor authentication on NAS OS 4 (Lacie 5big)

So I am trying to integrate 2 factor authentication through Duo on my Lacie 5big running NAS OS 4 (Seagate). I am not sure if it's really possible to integrate 2fa in a non-destructive way. Instead I ...
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win32_shadowcopy Unsupported shadow copy context

The result of entering (Get-WmiObject -list win32_shadowcopy).create("C:\","Backup") into powershell is ReturnValue : 5 ShadowID : {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} However the ...
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WHS 2011 error code '2155348249' when trying to make a server backup: low disk space for Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

When I try to start the windows server backup it fails because of empty disk space. I get the following error message in the event log: The backup operation that started at xxx has failed because ...
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Media driver needed when installing Windows server 2012

I'm trying to install Windows server 2012 on a new system but I keep getting this error shortly after set up starts. No idea why as there is no hardware connected that would require any 3rd party ...
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How do I determine what's making the web server so slow (Apache)

I'm running Apache 2.4 (64bit) on a Windows server. It also uses MySQL 5.7 on the same server. It has been very, very slow recently to come up, but when I look at the access logs, there are very few ...
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DISM how to apply a change to all image indexes

This one has been in my head since long time now and I can't formulate the right question on google to find myself an answer so I'll give it a try here. It's about DISM and WIM Files (Windows Imaging ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection Save Credentials not working

How to i allow credentials to be saved when connecting to another machine with Remote Desktop Connection? Background i try to connect to a server, and the Remote Desktop Client does not have any ...
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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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Print Server Role Confusion

I am trying to upgrade to a Windows Server (2012) setup from the current Win 8.1 we are using as a server for our small network of 5 users. Also from a Workgroup based to a domain based network. We ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - One Desktop, no matter the user

I'm looking to link many Windows Servers into a Windows Domain. If possible, i would like to set up users for each person with access. However when they RDP into a server, i want it to act like they ...
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Cannot connect to any rdp session and cannot connect to microsoft edge

I have a problem with a client. I cannot connect to any RDP session while all my other clients can. I also cannot connect to Microsoft Edge. I can connect to Google Chrome though. I got the error: An ...
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Why can't WHS2011 publish xxx.homeserver.com address for using DynDNS?

Because I switched to another ISP I had to reconfigure everything. Now I want to be able to use the subdomain provided by Microsoft: xxx.homeserver.com I manually configured the port forwarding and ...
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What characters are valid for Active Directory groups?

My software program is going to auto-generate Active Directory group names. We need to know which characters aren't allowed in an AD Group name (i.e. /, \, [, \, |, etc.). I found this link from ...
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Task Scheduler ignores next run time

So I have a very weird problem. In Task Scheduler, I've setup my application to run every 15th minute. I've made sure to have all the correct settings and it runs under my credentials (entered a ...
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How to setup a Windows server 2012 R2 (fileserver+DC) machine witch Hyper-V virtual router (pfSense)

I am trying to setup a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine, primarily DC and fileserver roles, in such a way that I would not need an extra router in our network, because I would like to have it inside ...
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Mounting WebDAV drive in Windows Server 2012

I having problems mounting a webdav drive via explorer or cmd with the following command: net use z: "https://.." /user:username password System error 67 has occured. The network name cannot be ...
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Setting up a computer lab w/ wireless bridge for network administration/pen testing practice

So I'm trying to setup a computer lab to practice network administration. My setup is: Home ISP router (assigned to 192.168.0.1) Separate Wireless Router set to bridge mode (b/c my girlfriend would ...
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Add printer on Remote Windows Server as Local Printer

I have a windows server that has a printer installed on it. Currently if I want to print using it, I would RDP the server, copy the document over, and print it. Would it be possible (for free) to ...
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Run as administrator does not work on windows server 2008 R2

When I need administrator privileges the only way I can do that is as Run as different user and enter administrator credentials. My user is in administrators group and run as administrator does not ...
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What particular actions/request caused spikes on the CPU?

While running a load test using Visual Studio 2013, I’ve noticed some spikes in the CPU due to SQL Server Windows NT on the DB machine and IIS Worker Process on the web server. Both processes used ...
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Can Windows 2008 terminal service control user/server clipboard become unidirectional copy or paste?

Can Windows 2008 terminal service control user/server clipboard become unidirectional copy or paste? For Example: User can copy text to Server clipboard and paste text to Client clipboard but ...
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Client stuck after login

I have a problem with my client computers. There are times that when I login to any client computers, I get stuck on the welcome screen and it keeps loading. My client computers use Windows 8.1.
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Configure Windows Server 2008 R2 not to allow remote control for an admin users

Let's say we have some users that are administrator of the system but we don't want them to remote control to the server. How can we do that?
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kb3072000 security Update for windows server 2008 R2

I'm trying to apply this security patch to resolve Microsoft Windows Hyper-V Remote Code Execution in microsoft windows 2008 R2. so according to download page I downloaded Security Update for Windows ...
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Which version of Windows should I install on my home server?

I've had a WD MyBook World NAS drive for about 4 years now and it's served me faithfully as a media streaming box, but I have outgrown it. I have now gone down the home server route with a HP ProLiant ...
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Migrate Exchange mailbox between servers

I am moving a Microsoft Exchange mailbox from Sherweb's Exchange 2007-setup to Microsoft's Office365-setup, which runs Exchange 2013. I do not have administrator access to either of the Exchange ...
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Very high ping and packet loss on one computer only

I have a specific desktop which seems to have consistently high packet loss and ping regardless of what connection it is using. I'm connecting via wifi and this computer usually has a ping to my ...
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View available in shared folder

I have access to a shared folder on a Windows Server. I have no access to that server other than this shared folder, I don't even know the windows version. I also don't know if there is any storage ...
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How to know if a file on a server is already opened by other user?

We are storing files an a network server (Windows Server) for accessing them in the team. This works well with Microsoft Office - if I want to open a file which is already opened by some other user, ...
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HTTP/2 has much higher TTFB than HTTP/1.1

Has anyone else experience this issue with HTTP/2 on IIS10. I have a VM set up on Azure with a Website on IIS10. I've set up SSL etc. and tested the site on HTTP/2, turned off SSL and tested it on ...
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Windows Server Roles - List of minimum hardware requirements

Hi I'm planning to restructure all services and servers running in our network. At the moment some Servers waste their power with services that do not max out the full power of the server. This unused ...
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Enable background image for the Start screen of Windows Server 2012

This is what I get from the user settings on Windows Server 2012: As you can see I don't have the choice to pick the background of the Start screen (like on Windows 8). I can only pick the accent ...
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Why is Windows Authentication not working Locally but working Remotely?

I've run into this issue on various Windows Servers: When logged into the server, IIS Windows authentication through a browser does not work for either Windows Auth or Basic Auth. I have several ...
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Windows Server - Bridge ip address of different subnets

My Windows Server 2008 R2 has two network cards which are connected to physically separated networks. The Adapters have the following IP settings: LAN1 IP: 192.168.2.1 (Netmask 255.255.255.0) LAN2 ...
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Is it possible for older versions of Windows Server to be domain controllers in an AD network created with a newer version?

I currently have three offices which I am responsible for managing the IT setups. The current configuration which was left for me includes three separate Windows Server setups (2003, 2008, 2008R2). ...
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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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Can't modify folder/files

I can't modify some shared folders and files when accessing them from another computer (let's call it PC1). The files are in PC2, and if I open a remote desktop connection to it, I'm able to perform ...
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Ektron Solr Search Installation - Error: This server does not have the windows authentication role service enabled.

I get this when trying to run the Ektron SOLR installation: This server does not have the windows authentication role service enabled. Please enable it from the Windows Server Mnaager before ...
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What is “NT AUTHORITY” and “NT SERVICE”

I can find many info on what is "NT AUTHORITY" slash "something". Same for "NT SERVICE". But not for the part before the slash. I run into them from time to time in my work. I might receive ...
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After entering UserName/Password FTP server is not responding?

I have set up a Azure VM with Windows Server 2012 R2. I have also setup IIS 8.5 FTP server there. When I access the site using localhost url in the same server, I will get UserName/Password prompt and ...
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