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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 abort Windows signoff (while signing off)

During a maintenance task on our Windows 2016 server, something triggered the user from being signed off. The problem is that this user is running business critical software (as user). This software ...
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Can one crashing application cause another application to crash on a Windows Server 2016 machine?

On a Windows Server 2016 computer, there are some series of crashes, as described in Event log: First crash: Notepad.exe Fault bucket , type 0 Event Name: AppHangB1 Response: Not available Cab Id: 0 ...
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Prove which application is used for opening log files: assoc and ftype seem unreliable on Windows-10

My customer has a problem with logfiles, which become too large: on their PC (windows-Server 2016) Notepad.exe is used as the application for opening such files. I've altered this to Notepad++.exe, ...
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How can a Linux server update it's time using Windows Server NTP service?

I have a development server set up without connection to the Internet. (I update it using a makeshift http proxy only when required.) This afternoon, I realized that it's time was off of about 2 ...
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SCHTASKS.EXE works inconsistently

I created a task remotely on ServerB and ServerC from ServerA using a command like this. SCHTASKS.exe /Create /S server /RU domain\user /RP "password" /SC ONCE /TN task /TR D:\scripts\script....
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Cannot delete files (on a ReFS volume, with leading and trailing periods)

I have a few thousand files (14,000) on my Windows machine, all named .TARDIRPERMS. that i cannot delete: I can see them in Windows Explorer, and on the command line, but neither can delete the files....
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Cannot delete folder because it's not empty

I was trying to clean up the SoftwareDistribution folder on a virtualized server after some botched updates. Long story short - I now have a folder which seems to be empty but which I can't remove. ...
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Microservice HTTP port connection failure on Windows Server

We have written (in Go and Delphi) several Windows microservices, which respond to HTTP requests on specific ports in the 11000-12000 range. These are designed to run internally within the Domain or ...
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Having Issue on Configuring Windows Server 2016 Active Directory

Logged in to windows Server 2016 as an administrator, I have enable Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2016 by adding role. The Active Directory Users and Computers is listing under ...
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Sporadic "Internal error occurred" RDP connection fail

Already several days I have the same issue with the same machine: the dreaded Internal error occurred. Very much like this thread describes, restarting the service solves the issue. Then, after a ...
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Consequences to manually adding a entry to `HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall`

We have an application, lets call it 'App A', that when you run it checks the registry to see if another app, lets call it 'App B', is installed. It does this by searching HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\...
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Inplace Upgrade Windows Server 2012 with Sql Server 2014

Can I do an inplace upgrade from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Server 2016 if an SQL Server 2014 is install? Will the update break the sql server?
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Install IIS Features on Windows offline without Powershell

As title. I have a problem with this because the targer server with OS is Windows Server 2016 Standard and connected only with intranet not to outside for some reason. That makes me unable to use ...
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Mouse Cursor Disappear While RDP

In our environment, users RDP to their company desktop through a remote desktop gateway. Occasionally, we heard users report to us that the mouse cursor disappeared while they were RDPing to the ...
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How to Disable Your Computer’s Touch Screen in Windows server 2016?

I want disable touch screen in my msi all in one. My OS is windows server 2016. I can disable touch screen from device manager but after restart pc touch screen enable automatically. How to fix this?
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Enforce specific program on remote desktop connection

In a Windows 2019 environment, I have been using a GPO with User Settings enabled only that specifies a program to start when RDP users within a specific security group sign on to my RDP server. This ...
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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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UI in Windows Server 2016 to change network type from Public to Private?

Where is the UI to change the "network type" from Public to Private on Windows Server 2016? There were user interfaces to do it in earlier versions of Windows, earlier versions of Windows ...
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How to set group policy via script?

I am trying to create a script that deploys https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/publications/hardening-microsoft-windows-10-version-21h1-workstations guidelines. Both on a workstation and ...
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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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Find out which process has locked a file or folder in Windows Server 2016 in the past

Does Windows Server 2016 have any logging available for which process has locked a file in the past? For example, if a process is failing while trying to access a file because that file is locked by ...
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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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Make OU's Add users to AD, make Groups and add users to groups PowerShell

I'm trying to write a script, but it stops working after making all OU's. The OU's are all made perfectly only the users and groups don't get created which in turn doesn't add the users to the ...
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Windows server 2016 shared folder permissios glitch. Group not working, users do

So, i have a client with a Windows 2016 server, virtualized on ESXi. Shared folder \\SERVER\PUBLIC with the apropiate permisions, all well up to here. One of the subfolders is to be protected, so i ...
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Windows Server 2016 not writing events to Security Event Log

I have two computers inside an Active Directory domain (one of which is the secondary Domain Controller) which stopped logging Security events last March and April respectively. Other Event Logs (...
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Allow an SFTP user to change password on Windows Server

We have a Windows Server instance hosting some web applications and an SFTP server. There's a single user with access to the SFTP server. How do I allow them to change their password remotely? Note: ...
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Where does Exchange Server store log path configuration?

Does anyone know where Exchange Admin Center (EAC) store the configuration. I writting an application to collect Message Tracking Log configuration from Exchange Server. Thus, i need some programmable ...
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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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UHD Graphics 630 driver for windows server 2016

I need device driver by hardware id "PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9BC8&SUBSYS_D0001458&REV_03 ". I download several driver for this device but it can not run. Always get error message that ...
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What could be causing all users to get temp profiles when logging into a Server 2016 Remote Desktop Server?

We've got an issue we're at the end of our tether on. All users, local or on the domain get temp profiles. It used to only affect 2 local admin accounts, and removing the .bak from the Computer\...
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Windows Server 2016 Datacenter Search Doesn't Find Installed Applications

When I click the magnifying glass button on my Windows Server 2016-Datacenter virtual machine, which I created in Azure Stack, to search for installed applications, I don't find anything I installed. ...
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What to do with a slow disk performance on a RAID5 volume on a Megaraid 9361-8i?

I have a server with a Avago Megaraid 9361-i and 2 logical volumes (RAID1 + RAID5) on a Windows Server 2016. It is used as a HyperV Server. It seams that we have a bad disk performance on our RAID5 ...
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Cannot extract file using “tar.exe -xvf” on command line but GUI can open the archive file?

I have a tar file that cannot be opened using the command below. tar.exe -xvf filename.tar The error given is: tar.exe: Error opening archive: Unrecognized archive format However, when I use the UI(...
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Openssh on Windows server: ssh to localhost is asking for password

So I have installed and configured Openssh on windows server 2016 and now I am trying to setup passwordless connection to localhost because a scripts needs it. Login to localhost without password is ...
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Zoom Not Allowing me to change my Microphone

Zoom Not Allowing me to change my Microphone I am currently using a Windows Server 2016 for connecting on Zoom. But, My Zoom says "If you cannot hear your voice, select a different microphone&...
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DISKPART - change "Boot Disk" parameter

First, I booted Windows Server from disk 0. This disk died and had to be changed, so I converted booting to disk 1. Disks are always mirrored. Now I have the new disk (lets say disk 2) and want to ...
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UAC Bypass ‑ Trusted Folder Abuse (WID 4688: credwiz.exe)

I have received the following info about my active directory server 2016: Detected potentially malicious process activity ('UAC Bypass ‑ Trusted Folder Abuse ') on your host #ADservername# by ...
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Can you add a physical computer (laptop) to a vm domain controller which sits on a host PC?

I saw this question but I'll provide a bit more description in bullet point. I created various virtual machines (2 to be exact) on my host PC - one a Server 2016 and another one Windows 10. Server ...
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Windows Defender stops automatically after a few hours. (Windows server 2016)

Good morning. This has been happening to me for a long time. The Windows Defender service stops after a few hours of running. In the event viewer I only see this error: "The Windows Defender ...
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Hide list of logged in users on lock screen when using Remove Desktop Connection Broker

We have two remote desktop servers (for redundancy reasons) and connection broker handling the connections for them, using Windows 2016. On the Windows lock screen there's a list of other logged in ...
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Local user being removed from Administrator's group and added to Users and Performance Monitor Users Group. NOT on a domain

Hello and thanks for reading. Before I start, I want to state this is happening on machines that are NOT on a domain. I know there are other answered questions regarding why this might be happening ...
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Where are these configuration files on Windows 2016 server installation?

I am not a system engeneer (I am a software developer) and moreover I don't have strong background on Windows (I know better Linux) and I have the following problem. In order to configure a SIEM agent ...
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File sharing resource is online but not working

I have a Windows Server 2016 that needs to access a file share on a Netapp. I checked all firewall rules so the connection is allowed and I can see the system accessing the file share on port 445. In ...
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How to execute an interactive scheduled task when the user is not logged in on a Windows Server 2016 VM

So I'm trying to execute a powershell program that will open the browser with some website and take screenshot of that webpage and store it somewhere. Its working when I'm logged into the VM. But as ...
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Windows remote terminal stuck at black screen

from time to time, on of our about 30 terminals turn black as seen on the screen and there is no way, other than force sign out. Sending ctrl-alt-end with virtual keyboard does nothing, nor alt-...
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span monitors:i:1 or /span not working with RDP on one machine

We are trying to connect a hyper-V VM running Windows Server 2016 version 1607 that needs to connect with the resolution 3840x1080 from a PC with two 1920x1080 monitors. The 2 monitors should act as ...
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RemoteApp application won't start issue

I'd like to ask your help in tackling the following issue: We store the files of some applications on a file server. The file server can be accessed through a terminal server. The users can reach ...
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Root Certificate updates via Windows Update?

With the upcoming change of CA Root certificates for Amazon S3 and CloudFront I was doing an audit today checking that machines actually have the Amazon Root CA [1234] certificates installed, ref: How ...
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Clone Partition (OS Partition) Differential?

I am looking for software to do the following: Copy the partition highlighted in yellow to the same disk(another parition) (imagine there's enough space unallocated) Perform incremental/differential ...
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