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Problems with Windows Domain [migrated]

I have a problem in a Windows Domain. About the creation of this domain i can not tell very much - i got this job last month, without propper handover due to illness of the main admin. What i know is ...
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No response from IIS if my IP is local

The problem is simple: If I set the webserver's IP address as my desktop's default gateway in TCP/IP settings, I cannot open any locally hosted site at our webserver on my PC. I can open any other ...
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How to sync time on a client with the server time

I changed the time of a windows server 2003 manually (3 minutes). How can I force the clients to sync their time with the server? The clients run on windows xp - 7 and 8. Any kind of help is much ...
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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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Tracking Windows Firewall Rules on multiple servers

I have a need to monitor a large number of windows firewall on servers. E.G. Have there been any changes to any of the policy rules in the last month? I have looked into the following question but ...
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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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Limit visibility of network shares on Server 2012 r2 to specific IP ranges

I have a somewhat large home network with multiple video streaming boxes, phones, tablets, game consoles, PCs, laptops, and various other devices. I also just finished the process of archiving ...
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Is there a way to tell who disabled a user and when in Windows Server?

Title pretty much says it all. I'm trying to figure out how and when a particular user was disabled.
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How to upgrade from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition)?

I've been trying to understand how to upgrade from from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (Standard Edition) and I can't find the installer/upgrade to download anywhere. Does someone know ...
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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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Removing DHCP and DNS from Windows AD Domain

This is my first time posting here, so please bear with me. I have been searching for this answer for a few days now with no luck. Maybe my google-fu is not strong enough. I am a software engineer ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 R2 with a touch screen

I have a Dell Venue 11 Pro 7130 tablet. It came with Windows 8.1 and everything was working properly. Currently the touch screen works in the BIOS. I've installed Win Server 2012 R2 and fully updated ...
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Access windows file servers from Mac

I'm looking for a solution to a big problem were having in the office. Essentially we have MacBook Air that we use to work remotely from the office and at the moment we've been logging into the ...
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Multiple Windows Updates on Windows Core Server

I'm on a Windows 2012 Core Server Machine and doing windows updates through Server Configuration. When It comes back with what updates I want to install I get... Select an option: (A)ll updates, (N)o ...
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Windows Patch List Location

Can anyone tell me the location of the file, reg key, that contains the patches/updates to Windows? This is for both Server 2003 and 2008. They appear to be different locations but, I cannot seem to ...
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using smbget to download multiple files

I need to download multiple files from a video server. The files are available in following ways \\fileserver\directory\file1.txt \\fileserver\directory\file2.txt \\fileserver\directory\file3.txt ...
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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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Edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL

I am Server Admin but getting Access denied errors for few folders. There is a way to use SUBINACL play file. Is there a way edit & add Administrators permissions without using SUBINACL ?
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Can Windows 2008 “call home”?

I'd like to set up Windows 2008 r2 images that I can then access remotely. Ideally, they'd "call home" once booted, and somehow provide a way for me to remotely administer them. They would likely ...
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Windows Server - Send Message to User - Log location?

In windows server, when you go to the task manager and click on a user and send them a message. Is there a log location of where these messages are stored? For example, if there is an employee who ...
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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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Windows Server 2012 does not see internal RDX drive, but it shows in the BIOS

We’re running Windows Server Essentials 2012 on a new HP Proliant Server, and we bought both an internal and USB 3.0 external RDX drive with a few 500GB RDX cartridges. We are running into two ...
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How do I establish the network sharing to my WinXP server network drive from my Mac notebook?

I have been able to connect to my WinXP server's shared drives by using Finder's Command-K to browse the network. Unfortunately, when the server gets rebooted, the connection drops and sometimes I ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Client Stuck After Login

I have a problem in my client computers. There are times that when I login in any client computers I stuck in welcome screen it still keeps loading. My client computers use windows 8.1 Someone can ...
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Add Computer To Domain

On a very new Windows Server 2012 R2 setup, I used to be able to browse to a hosted application that runs on the server from my other computer on the same home network. Now I've set it up on a domain ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2012 on blade servers role distribution - spliting load?

Let's say we have blade chassis: up to six blades are possible, two CPU per blade. Task: deploy entire Windows 2012 infrastructure in this chassis, like Domain Controller (couple of those), different ...
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Online edition upgrade Windows Server 2012 (R2)

I had to find a way to upgrade a server from Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard to Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition. A colleague did the installation of the Standard edition instead of the ...
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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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Force update to Windows 8.1 via Group Policy or similar

I have around 30 computers running Windows 8, some have been updated to 8.1 and others not depending on whether the user has decided to accept the annoying reminder or not. Is it possible to force ...
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How to find folders with broken security on windows files shares

I need to migrate many windows network file shares over the coming months and there is the occasional "super user" who has files so important they stop the folder from inheriting permissions and lock ...
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How to setup Vagrant Windows Server machine with SQL Server on it

Can anyone explain (or give a link) how to setup MS Windows Server VM using Vagrant on Linux (Arch Linux)? I was searching in Google but only think that I found are instructions how to setup Vagrant ...
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Can't connect to windows server with rdesktop - “No valid license available” error

Im using Remotedesktop Client 0.23 on Linux Mint. When im trying to connect to a windows server, I get the following error: Disconnect: No valid license available I know that I'm supposed to delete a ...
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providing a windows share to linux machines in a multiuser environment

I have a file server running Windows Server 2012. The files should be accessible from several Linux machines, some of them forming a cluster. Users must be mapped correctly (all logins are done via ...
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How do I change the IP address of a DHCP reservation in Windows Server?

I am trying to change the IP address of a DHCP reservation in Windows Server but the IP address box is grayed out.
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How to stop Windows Server Standard from booting me while remoted in?

I'm using Remote Desktop connection to connect to a Windows Server box, on which I am an admit. If I'm idle for a few minutes, it locks me out (killing file transfers, which is a problem), and a few ...
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Load Balance Server Across Multiple Ethernet Ports

I have a server that 15/20+ workstations must remote into in order to do everyday business. The server is a Dell R720 w/ 6 ethernet/nic ports. I wanted to know if it were at all possible to put all ...
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404 error on a previously installed Wordpress Site in IIS 8 [closed]

I am hosting a Wordpress site on IIS 8 with php and fastcgi installed. The problem is that i had to reinstall the IIS completely to install the exchange server (because it needs the Default website ...
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Windows server file permissions - prompt raised

Local network with domain D, user U is member of group G in D. Windows Server 2012 R2 machine M, also in D. File F on local disk on M. Entire disk has All permissions given to G. When U is ...
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Can I configure a server to use a different network conection for Upload/Download

Can I configure Windows Server to use a different Network Connection for Uploads and Downloads? I would be content with knowing what this is called, or terminology associated with it. I would like ...
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Firewall setup for ftp traffic on Windows Server

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 which needs to retrieve some files through FTP from a different device. If I turnoff the firewall completely, the transfer is successful. With the firewall up, the ...
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Cygwin SSH Server on Azure Windows Server 2012 R2 VM giving errors

No matter what I am not able to connect to cygwin ssh server configured on Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure VM. Locally it sometimes work sometimes not. Remotely it never works. Sometimes the error ...
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Keep 'Has Stopped Working' windows from popping up

I'm running a server and sometimes one of my apps will crash which shows this dialog This is annoying because it holds the process open until someone physically jumps on the box and presses 'Close ...
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Creating popup message when connecting to RDP

Is there any way I can create some popup message when I connect to my RDP session? I wanted to show some important information for my work colleague so we don't forget. We share one account to login ...
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How can I setup servers with no HDD to boot Windows Server via network? [duplicate]

my question is: How can I setup servers with no HDD to boot Windows Server via network? The servers have a CD-ROM, and I also have some servers with loads of hard drives which could function as ...
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How to resize a partition on a dynamic disk on Windows Server 2003?

The Disk Management tool on Windows Server 2003 won't let me expand a partition because it contains the system and boot drive. How can I expand this partition without third party application? Note: ...
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Windows Server 2008 Sleep at night

I have a Windows Server 2008 home server, that i'm going to sleep during the night. It's BIOS does not support scheduled boot. Can i use some kind of task in the Scheduled Tasks to make it sleep at ...
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Windows Server 2008 Sleep at night

I have a Windows Server 2008 home server, that i'm going to sleep during the night. It's BIOS does not support scheduled boot. Can i use some kind of task in the Scheduled Tasks to make it sleep at ...