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Running WSUSutil.exe on a 64bit Windows Server

I was reading the guide on exporting and importing WSUS updates in disconnected network, and the article says You can only run WSUSutil.exe on a 32-bit platform. Does that mean that I can't use this ...
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Backup / Mirror a drive to JBOD storage pool

I have a home NAS server running Windows Server 2016 with a JBOD of 5 disks configured in a single Storage Pool. I recently bought a single drive which is approximately the same size as the entire ...
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windows server 2012/16/19 upgrade

I am facing troubles while doing the upgrade from windows server 2016 Evaluation standard to Windows server 2019 Evaluation Standard . I can do a clean upgrade ,wiping out the personal files and apps ,...
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How do I allow technicians without an admin role to shadow a windows server 2022 RDP?

The question has it straightforward. I have 4 technicians, and ~ 300 end-users with up to 70 RDPs at any one time. I would like my techs to be able to remote shadow the end-users to resolve the most ...
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Is there some user groups cache in Windows Server and how to flush it?

I am seeing the following unexpected behavior: Summary of a problem: Changing the contents of a user group does not have immediate effect on the actual effective file permissions linked to this user ...
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Windows 11 taskbar greyed out and is not usable when logging in with ad domain user

Today I've tried to setup an AD domain in my home environment and am unsure of what's happening. I've set up folder redirection, roaming profiles and connected a "base folder" for the user ...
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How do I get "crypto shell extensions" back in to open with in windows 11?

I have installed openpgp and kleopatra. After installing it, most of the certificate file extensions like .p7s, .pem are opening with it. How do I change it back to crypto shell extensions? I want it ...
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Why would RDP into a machine's local admin be blocked by NLA

My team and I were recently doing some maintenance on a domain joined server. We ended up having to remove the server from the domain and rejoining it. After completing the process we verified that we ...
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File copy speed between HDD is very low in Windows Server

I faced with the strange issue when trying to move multiple files between HDD in Windows Server 2019. Copying process starts with fine speed but then speed drops. In Performance Monitor I see that ...
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how to give a permission to only specific OU to access shared drive? - windows server

0 There is an instruction to set up a Z drive as a shared drive, and give access authority only to A department. Department A is made by OU.The problem with this is that settings that give read/write ...
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How To Expand Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Filesystem Volume on Hyper-V

I created a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS virtual machine (VM) on Hyper-V and now I am running out of disk space and I need to increase the filesystem space.
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Issues when submitting lsf jobs on mixed windows machines

Have been facing the below problem for a long time on windows: We have some machines of windows 10, 2012, 2016 and 2019. Now, after submission of jobs via IBM lsf command (bsub) on all machines(of ...
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Cannot install Deduplication role on Windows Server 2019 0x80073701

I want to install the Deduplication role on Windows Server 2019 but I always get an 0x80073701 Error. I tried all sfc and Dism, updates but there where no problems, I also reinstalled update ...
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Windows server: letting a user use a desktop app without accessing the app's files

I have a Windows desktop application (written in .NET) that I have installed on a Windows Server machine. Since it is a desktop app (not a web app) it needs to be used by accessing the server via RDP ...
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Windows Server 2019 extremely slow lately, can't figure out why

Over the past few weeks my Windows 2019 Server has been getting slower and slower. It's a development machine and I'm the only one on it. It's an Intel i7-4790 3.6ghz, 16gb RAM, one WD 500gb and one ...
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Why one server is able to ping the other but not vice versa?

This often happens and it kind of solves itself after a while or after reboots. But I would like to stop relying on luck and understand why one server can ping the other but not the other way around. ...
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$ps -ax shows long-running "windows server"

When executing the ps -ax command, I see the following: 158 ?? 294:09.79 /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/SkyLight.framework/Resources/WindowServer -daemon It is far and away the longest ...
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Setting predefined TTL for DNS 'A' Records on Windows DNS Server

So I have a lab with a DC running a DNS Server. I was wondering if there's a way to set TTL values for 'A' - type DNS records before they are created. For example, if execute ping www.google.com, the ...
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"If the task is already running..." setting in Windows Task Scheduler

Let's say I have a Windows Console executable MyApp.exe It can take different command line parameters and depending on parameters can perform different functions. MyApp.exe /1 will execute Function1 ...
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How to give nfs shared access to particular unix users

I have a windows server 2019, on which I have shared a folder using nfs. I have used server manager to do this. The options that I have chosen are no Kerberos authentication, enabled unmapped user ...
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How to view all machines that pull group policy from a given DC?

We are planning to retire a domain controller in the near future. I want to see all of the machines in our domain that connect to and pull Group Policy and other domain information from this ...
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Rsync always failing at the same point

I made a script for my Proxmox host to make a copy of its daily backups to another machine (running Windows Server 2022). The script mounts a NFS share from the Windows host and runs this rsync ...
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Script copy from remote server

Hey all I have run into a bizarre issue at work. We use a script to copy a file from a share drive to the local server. We have this set up as a scheduled task to run every 15 minutes when the admin ...
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Blender python script on Windows server - "cmd error 11"

OS: Windows Server 2019 or 2022 Blender: 2.8.16 or 3.0 If script was run automatically (through Windows Scheduler), then it fails and Windows is throwing CMD error "11". Issue persists on ...
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Securely store a token in a Windows machine

I developed a small program hosted in my company's on-prem Windows server in Python. The program involves an API call using a private token generated for me. I stored the Python source code in plain ...
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windows: Is the term "basic disk" the same as "Simple Volume"?

While doing some disk management operations with 4 SSD drives on my windows-10 machine, I read some Microsoft documentation 2022-01-10 that says "dynamic disks" (i.e. Disk Management's "...
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Can Microsoft Windows Server 2022 Remote Desktop Services User CALs be used on Windows Server 2019 Standard?

My friend already has Windows Server 2019 Essentials but no RDS licenses yet. He wants to use several (more than two) parallel Remote Desktop connections. It seems it is not possible on Windows Server ...
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Microsoft Defender Antivirus not in Group Policy Management Editor

I have a windows server 2016 virtual machine that I am trying to configure the group policy of. However the option for editing the policy for Microsoft defender antivirus however it is not there. It's ...
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Windows Server 2016 datetime switching between two values repeatedly

I have a Windows 2016 Standard server, whose time seems to oscillate between two values every second or two. It would suggest to me that two different things are repeatedly trying to reset the time. I'...
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How to configure Windows Server 2022 RRAS to accept pptp/l2tp/sstp/ikev2 vpn traffic, forwarded from public VPS to my home server over Wireguard

My home cable internet connection uses CGNAT and so I cannot directly access my home server across the internet. My ISP doesn't offer a true public IP address for cable customers. I would, however, ...
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Is it possible to use RDP to connect to the server, without interacting with the GUI?

my first question in this community, so apologies for any formatting issues. My Problem: I have many servers I need to be able to connect to via command line and run scripts. However, on those servers,...
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RDP "Access is Denied" error on administrator accounts - Windows Server 2019

One of our servers running Server 2019 was recently infected with malware. I removed the malware using malwarebytes but since then have not been able to connect to the server using RDP. It connects ...
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OpenSSH BUG - Can't SSH when running "sshd" as a "Service" - Can when "sshd" is run from the cmd line

I want to ask if you are familiar of some version of the OpenSSH server that can be installed in Windows which does not have active following issue: if "sshd.exe" OpenSSH server process is ...
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Windows Server 2022 Hyper-V killing network card

We bought new Supermicro server, with two Intel® X722 Ethernet Network Adapters. We just installed fresh copy of licensed Windows Server 2022 Standard, then installed all drivers from supermicro (our ...
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Windows Server 2022 Unresponsive UI

Recently commissioned a new server running Windows Server 2022 with pretty beefy specs (2x Intel Xeon Gold 5320 CPU @ 2.20GHz, 256GB RAM, O/S on 1TB RAID 1 SSD, 24x4TB SSD for database, etc). It is ...
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What is the windows apppatch directory purpose and contents?

What is the c:\windows\apppatch purpose and what does it contain? I see via ProcMon files are occasionally loaded from there and that is now it came on the radar. I'm not finding anything on the ...
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Access a VM running through Hyper-V directly via remote desktop protocol (RDP)

I have a VM (.vhd) file running through Hyper-V of desktop machine (running Win Server). Can I access the VM directly without first accessing the host desktop machine? What steps to take in Hyper-V ...
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Automate Uninstall .Net SDK Framework Using msiexec /x

I want to automate uninstalling of different .Net SDK Framework from Windows servers. I found a way to do that using msiexec /x, but it asks for user confirmation to uninstall, and only when the user ...
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WDS server without Windows Server DHCP

I've been playing around with making a WDS server but I'm unable to get PXE to boot correctly. It keeps advising that there is no DNS server running on the WDS host when I try boot from PXE. Is it ...
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Slow CPU processing when windows update is pending

We have 40ish laptops that are quite old with a few newer laptops, my family has older laptops and I have a fairly good laptop, we also have 2 servers windows-2016 and windows-2019. On all of these ...
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Windows Server 2022 Security Center Issue

So I'm using Windows Server 2022 DC as desktop on my laptop, the build is 20348. What I encountered is that Windows Security Center is working abnormally, It stuck when startup and automatically exit ...
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How does Windows decide which network adapter to use when there are two or more adapters?

I am using VirtualBox, with an adapter connected to the internal network, and another connected to the internet through NAT. When I try to access a resource, will it send out the request through both ...
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Can Windows Server DNS Manager access websites on the internet, or only local records?

In other words, is the list of records in DNS Manager the entire list, or is this just the extra records defined locally? If so, does it look at this list before searching the internet? From ...
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What technology does this State Online icon belong to in Windows File Explorer

I was logged into a customer's system using GoToMyPC and saw the icon below in the status bar of Windows File Explorer when I navigated to a particular server on their network. It doesn't respond to ...
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Windows Server 2016 VPN service unable to start

The VPN service of my Windows Server 2016 has suddenly died, and I cannot resuscitate it. The solution proposed by Windows (see screenshot) does not work; the service will not start. In the VPN logs, ...
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Different Firewall Rules For Different IP Addresses on Windows Server 2022

I want to have have ports 80 and 443 open on 1.1.1.1 but only have ports 5000-6000 open on 2.2.2.2 How can I configure Windows Firewall to fit these rules?
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Robocopy occasionally "forgets" to copy files

I use robocopy to copy modified files between my development machine and a server. Source machine is Windows 10. Target machine is Windows Server 2016 Standard. This is the command and parameters I ...
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Uninstall WebDav failing

I would like to uninstall the WebDav feature from IIS. However I get an error when doing that How can I Enforse WebDav to be Uninstalled?
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See/ capture Installation steps

I have two Excel add-ins conflicting, when I install the clickonce add-in, the msi one stops working completely. Is there any way for me to get a hold on what is causing this conflict? They might be ...
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Windows Server lagging when running too many program in one user account. But fine when split the total programs to two user account

I am deploying my application on a windows server 2019 (Intel Xeon, 64GB RAM). My application will communicate with x30 clients using MSMQ. The server start lagging and not responding when 10 of my ...
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