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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 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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Grants admin right on application forever

I would like to grant admin rights on my application, so when anybody run it, it will not depend on users rights. I would like to do this just one time and from that time it should still be like ...
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how to block certain users by machine name in remote desktop?

I have a scenario where a common user can be connected from multiple machines, i.e, login: analysis.lhr users from multiple machines can use this login to connect to servers using remote desktop. ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Scheduled Task Multiple Users

I am setting up a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 server to run a utility. I am able to do this without a problem with my user account, but no one else can access it when they login. I need to create ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Display issue with fresh install of windows server 2012

I installed windows server 2012 last night on my home "server". I use server loosely. From the get go I had display and graphic issues. The image was fuzzy and jumbled up during the install. This ...
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Use NTFS HDD with FreeNAS

I'm making my old pc into a FreeNAS server to share my files in my home network. I have the server already up and running ok but I bumped into a problem when I tried to add 2 HDDs. For some years I ...
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Google Cloud Print service for Windows Server

Currently I have my Android tablet set up to print through Chrome's Cloud Print service on my PC. This works, but requires that my PC be on whenever I want to print. Since the point of having 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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USB drive unresponsive

I have a 2TB harddrive connected via USB 3.0. This drive has been working fine for a while now. Quite often, when opening an arbitrary folder on the drive, it just freezes for about half a minute. I ...
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Network PCs Lost internet, Server Doesnt

I currently have a small server (running Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials) and 3 pcs set up in a network. I moved the server this morning, unpacked a new printer and plugged it into the ...
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Delete a directory off the server

I am trying to delete a folder on my server (Windows Server 2003), but the folder has a file in it that I cannot manage to delete. I used command del /f desktop.ini and get an access denied response. ...
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How to restrict windows service to X cores?

I'm currently trying ot figure out a decent/nice way of determening what core(s) a single service should run on, in Windows Server 2008. I'm aware that for procceses there is two ways to do it: set ...
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Windows Server Hyper-V guests cannot see each other on network

I have a Hyper-V physical machine along with two standard laptops running within my LAN (connected by an ASUS-RT56U router). The physical server runs Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, with two Windows ...
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SUA C-Shell won't start

i install the Feature "subsystem for unix based application" on a Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 and the Utilities and SDK for Unix based Application, there was no errors while installation and logs. But ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Does upgrading from IE8 to IE11 erase old IE8 stig settings?

I hardened Internet Explorer 8 on a 2012 R2 Box according to latest IE8 Disa Stigs. A coworker accidentally installed IE11, realized his mistake and then rolled it back to IE8. Will the IE8 Disa ...
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How can I restrict FTP server bandwidth based on IP?

I am stuck at this problem and don't know how to solve this. I have a FTP server based on Windows from which users are able to download movies. It works with LAN. Now, I want to restrict users' ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows server 2000 installation on vSphere 5.1 (VMware esxi 5.1)

When creating a new virtual machine on vSphere 5.1 (VMware esxi 5.1) it asks for the version of guest operating system i'm going to install. But in the drop down menu they provide Windows Server 2000 ...
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Why Windows Server (2008 R2) opens text file slower than Windows Desktop (XP)

I'm running several virtual machines (VMware workstation) on my physical PC (which is a Windows 2008 R2, Core i5 650 and 8 GB DDR3 RAM dual channel): 2x Windows Server 2008 R2 and 1x Windows XP 1st ...
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How can I set up a Windows server so that the configuration for my clients is centralized?

What I would like to do is this: At my office we have many machines with different hardware and we always have to fight against configuring each one for different printers. Is there a way to have ...