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Questions tagged [windows-server]

A series of Windows operating systems designed for server use. For questions specific to a particular version of Windows Server, use a more specific tag such as [windows-server-2008-r2] or [windows-server-2016]. Questions about administering Windows Server systems that are specific to a business environment are off topic for Super User; please consider asking on Server Fault instead if your question is on topic there.

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Is there a way to restrict allowed characters in a path on a Windows fileserver?

There are many characters that Windows won't allow in a path, like \/:*?"<>|. I would like to expand upon that list. I want to further restrict what characters can be used on a file-server to ...
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Windows Server Backup to network share: Windows Backup encountered an error when accessing the remote shared folder

I have configured a Windows Server Backup job whichs backs up the complete system to a network share. This works fine the first time, but the second time - when there are already some files there from ...
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Windows Server 2016 Failover cluster manager: multiple online servers issue

I was wondering if anybody experienced and/or resolved the following issue: Windows Failover cluster Setup: Two Windows 2016 server nodes: A and B with current Windows patches. Generic Application ...
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Remote desktop connection available only on VPN connection

It has been a while I am searching the internet for a solution to my problem with connection to RDP. I can only access RDP or any other connection through a tunnel such as VPN. Meaning when I connect ...
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High disk reponse time every Saturday starting at 8 am

I have a server running Microsoft windows server 2012 R2 and it has a very odd problem. Every week on Saturday starting around 8 am the disk reponse time goes up to over 1000ms, every other day of the ...
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Securing a specific file inside a sysvol folder or securely accessing it from a logon script

So I have a standard Windows logon PS script launched from a GPO at boot time, let's call it foo.ps1. But foo.ps1 needs to read a password from somewhere else (separate file, called bar.dat). This ...
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How can I Autoconnect a L2TP VPN with presharedkey on windows server?

Just as simple as my question, every tutorial on the net, doesn't solve reconnecting L2tp, But pptp. They don't mention that rasdial doesn't ask anything about L2tp specific fields and without them, ...
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Get Audit Policy Reports

I have implement a GPO Audit Policy (logon, logoff, system events, directory service access ) to a some critical servers But, I can't get the result of this policy How i can get the result ? and it ...
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Windows Server write access to Remote Desktop Local Resource from a different user

I have connected to a server using Remote Desktop and mounted a drive as a "LocalResource". The drive is visible as \\tsclient\VpnFolder on the server. I can read and write files from the server to ...
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System ID (3 characters) from Windows Server 2016 - for SAP license key generating

I am currently trying to create a SAP license key for our development system which is a Windows Server 2016. On the form, I am requested to enter a 3 characters long system ID. I tried to find out ...
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Windows server port forward

I have VPS running Windows Server 2016. It runs one application running on port 1234. So I add the rule to firewall to allow incoming connections and everything is working fine. However, I need to ...
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How do Domain controllers discover each other for replication?

When a DC is added to an existing domain, how does it find other DCs? If I where to configure replicate from any DC, how does the DC know how to find the other DCs? Is there a specific protocol that ...
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Difference between evaluation file types for Windows Server 2016

I want to download Windows Server 2016 180 day trial. I am confused with evaluation types ISO Azure Virtual Lab Can you explain the difference between above mentioned files? Which one should be ...
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FileZilla can not connect to Windows

I have a FileZilla software in my Mac, it can connect to the Linux system by 22 port. but I can not use it connect to Windows Server. With the bellow information: Status: Retrying... Status: ...
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Truncate half of very large file

We've let a trace log run rampant on our productive system and it has grown to be nearly 50GB in size and caused the disk to run almost full. I've stopped the trace so the file won't grow any further. ...
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How do we prevent Microsoft Policy Platform Local Authority service from stopping?

After some extensive research into a problem that cropped up on some systems after a Windows update, we're seeing the following service stop: Microsoft Policy Platform Local Authority We believe ...
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Can't Remote Desktop to Azure VM from laptop, but can from desktop

My Windows 10 Pro laptop cannot remote desktop to my Azure windows 2012 R2 VM. However, my Windows 10 Pro desktop can. But when I copy the .rdp file from desktop to laptop, then use it, I get: "...
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How to do I make NPS properly create its SQL database?

NPS (Windows Server role) natively supports writing authentication logging events to a SQL database. Running through the wizard is supposed to create the database, the table, and the stored procedure(...
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Windows Server GPO Backup User Group Names instead of SIDs

When working in an environment where a User/Group SID is not guaranteed to be the same between a GPO backup and later restore, is it possible to export the GPO using group names instead of SIDs? If I ...
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Why do I get a “Get-_InternalAdcsConfigurationState is not recognized” error when uninstalling the ADCS role?

Where do I begin, I decided to set up a virtual network on VMware at home to play around with while I'm not at college where I study Networking and make virtual networks all the time and well my DC ...
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Disable Windows Magnifier on Windows Server 2012 r2

I am using a magnifier on Windows Server 2012 R2 and I am using Auto Hotkey to send Win++ and Win+- by mouse wheel and keyboard combo. The problem is when I send Win++ with Auto hotkey it opens up ...
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SonicWall Global VPN worked on Windows Server 2016 and not working on Windows 10

I have got a weird issue that when I tried to connect to my client VPN it's connected on the two OSs (Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10) but I could not access any of my client's resources (Machines,...
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How to setup the paging file (virtual memory) correctly on Windows Server 2012

I am trying to create 10GB virtual memory on my Windows Server 2012 R2 machine. I have a 40GB SSD disk. I've done it already, but at last I see that I have 10GB only available from my 40GB disk... ...
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How to limit the launch of programs that do not have a digital signature?

the virtual machine Windows 12 r2. It is necessary to limit the launch of programs without a digital signature. Heard about SRP, tried to use, did not work, I do not understand what exactly is needed. ...
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How to show remote desktop or server screen in view only mode?

I have some tools/processes running on a remote windows desktop/server on cloud as a user of that VM, which I want to show to my customers. I can give them RDP credentials but I don't want them to ...
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Use hardware key to secure RDP login

I would like to restrict access to our windows Servers using a hardware keys additionally to passwords. Is it possibly to restrict connecting to (local) RDP to specific U2F Fido keys? And/or to ...
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OpenVPN between Manjaro Linux and Windows Server 2016, VPN establishes but no traffic is being routed through

I have a Windows Server at home, which is the OpenVPN Server in this scenario. My client is a Manjaro Linux (Arch Distro) at the newest version. I wanted a simple VPN plus pushing dns options. My ...
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Will Creating A Static IP on Windows ISS negatively Effect Anything?

I have a Windows 2016 server that is running an php/mysql application on Apache (set up via XAMPP), and another application on Tomcat. I want to set up a static IP so that the php application can be ...
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Time among computers and servers are off

I'm trying to get all my computers time to sync. I have a Windows Server 2012 with hyper-V. Running on the Hyper V is: a VM DC - parent Hyper-V is part of DC's domain a VM IIS server (workgroup) I ...
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Windows Explorer : suddenly can't access server by host name, but FQDN works

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 AD Domain. All clients are running fully updated Windows 10 Pro. I have some servers (Synology), fully updated. Up until now, I can access all Synology servers just ...
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Is it possible to upgrade PowerShell 3 on Windows Server 2008 SP2 to higher versions?

On a fully patched Windows Server 2008 SP2, I've upgraded Powershell 2 to 3. Is there no way to upgrade powershell to v5 or even v4? Notes: Powershell 2 to 3 installation done via: https://www....
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Performance Counter and Disk properties show different values

I am looking at free disk space in windows server,i have D: drive of 499 GB, when looking at performance monitor counters, free megabytes in logical disk counter shows free MB as 486,066 MB which is ...
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MS Access Backend hosting

I currently have an MS Access database, split into frontend and backend. The backend is hosted on a Windows 10 pro PC with network sharing. The frontend is distributed to users running a mix of ...
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How to manage the device (update drivers, see with device are faulty, etc.) of a windows server 2016 core?

I just installed windows server 2016 core. Now how can I manage the device drivers (or see with device are in fault) as their is no devmgmt.msc on server core ?
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Computer management snap in: how to connect to a remote computer running windows 2016 server core?

I just rent a windows 2016 server core that is located in a datacenter. I want to manage this server from my home computer. I can easily connect to it via remote desktop, however I need to access the ...
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RDC drops at “estimating connection quality” - Terminal Server, Remote Desktop

When trying to connect to our Win 2012 R2 Terminal Server via RDC, the connection process gets to the "estimating connection quality" step and just disconnects. The Terminal Server was working all ...
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Cannot add non-domain server to Server Manager on domain managed PC

I have a Windows 10 workstation with RSAT installed. In Server Manager, I was able to add a domain server without issue. I am now trying to add a server that is not part of the domain and I'm having ...
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Error 0x800701e3 when trying to install Windows Server 2019

I always get the same error code, even when I enter the product key. I downloaded 2 different builds of Windows Server - Build 17046 and Build 17666; both didn't work. I'm assuming that this isn't ...
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How to remove a Domain Controller which also routes a LAN connection to our network

So our businesss initially had an IT person, who did a lot of experimentation on our infrastructure as he was recieving his certificates in Networking and IT, to boost his career profile. At the time ...
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Shared folder doesn't work from windows 10 machines to windows server 2012 R2

I have a problem with 4 of my servers actually I can't access the shared folders of these servers from my clients they are all windows 10 and fully updated. The same folders I can access them from one ...
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vpn (rras) works but when vpn server online unable to connect rdp , ftp , iis

I set up vpn to my server. VPN works just wonderful. But when VPN SERVER go online (Not mentioning connecting the vpn with client, only server is online) , I cant connect to server on ftp, teamviewer, ...
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Cannot Delete Files on Cluster Shared Volume as Non-Admin User (despite correct NTFS security permissions)

This appears to be inherent to CSV's. I have given a user FULL CONTROL NTFS permissions to a folder on a cluster shared volume. The user can create anything in the folder. They however cannot delete ...
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Change the “Sign In” button color in ADFS v4.0 (Windows 2016 Server)

I've deployed AD FS v4.0 (Windows 2016 Server) and management wants a unified login page color scheme. I've been working to try and change the color of the "Sign In" and "Sign Out" buttons on the ...
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Can a Windows Server detect the OS of a connected RDP client?

So I have a set of servers that connect that clients connect to via an RDP Remote app. We also use a custom RDP pluggin that utilizes virtual channels. The problem is these pluggins are only designed ...
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IP forwarding between two interfaces on Windows Server from Linux box

I have two VMs, one Ubuntu Server and one Windows Server 2016. On both machines I have a virtual switch with NAT (Hyper-V vSwitch on Windows) with Docker containers connected to them. On Linux my ...
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Archive a csv list of subfolders

I am working in a directory test with the following contents subdir1 subdir2 subdir3 ... subdirxxx I have a csv list with the names of subdirs that I need to include to my archive, say: subdir2, ...
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Migrating services from Server 2003 to Server 2012

I need to migrate some services from an old server 2003 to 2012 but cannot figure it out. Below is the screenshot, I'm looking to migrate the Airbus services. Can anyone help?
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After allowing ping requests to the server with PowerShell command, then disabling it, using sconfig, is not possible anymore

I use following command to allow ping-requests from remote (public networks) to my Core Server: Set-NetFirewallRule -Profile Public -DisplayName "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request - ICMPv4-In)" -...
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Permissions to create files and folders but only modify owned files

I want to set permissions on a folder in which every local user should be able to: Create new files or folders But only a file's owner should be able to modify it or delete it Since we need the ...
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Hyper-V checkpoint, automate

I wanna ask about special scenario regarding hyper-v checkpoint. I have requirements to take a checkpoint (aka snapshot) every 1 hour automatically. From the add-in console i can see only a menu to ...