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Error when trying to change the time zone in Windows: "Unable to continue. You do not have permission to perform this task."

The following did not work for me: * Add Users group to Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment > Change the time zone. After the ...
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How can I enable multiple users login at a time in remote system?

To fully enable multiple concurrent RDP sessions, you need to install the Remote Desktop Services Session Host role on your server. After installing the role, you will instantly have the ability to ...
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How to install public key in host windows server 2012

The public key must go into authorized_keys file (not just to some text file) in the .ssh subfolder of user's home directory. The public key entry must have a correct format like: ssh-rsa ...
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Windows DNS Server - how to find out who made a query?

Enable Debug Logging on the DNS server for this. Open DNS Manager from the Tools menu of Server Manager Right-click the DNS server in the left pane and click Properties Click the Debug Logging tab ...
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How to get number of active processes and threads running using command-line?

Using PowerShell, the following two commands will get that information: Number of processes running: (Get-Process).Count Number of threads running: (Get-Process|Select-Object -ExpandProperty ...
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Does Windows Server 2012 R2 support hot-add CPUs?

I can find nothing from MS, but Virtualization blogs seem to agree -- Windows 2012 Standard, and Datacenter will allow hot-adding vCPUs. Source Source
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nslookup returning fake results for one particular domain

Use: nslookup > set debug > [mydomain].info To see details of your DNS query. You have probably configured primary DNS suffix on your server to com.au. And the problem probably is, that [...
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Is There a Way to See if a Hard Drive is Internal or External?

As IGRACH pointed out, You can use WMIC to find this data. When the following command is run in cmd, it will give you a list of the connected drives, their type, the interface they are connected too ...
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Windows + Powershell: How to change Processor Affinity for all java.exe instances?

You have to loop over each object to set its ProcessorAffinity | % {} in PowerShell means ForEach-Object and is basically the same as a foreach() statement in other languages as root said, you can ...
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Where in task manager can I find information about GDI objects or handles per process

This is written for Windows 10, but should work on 8 and 2012 too. In order to select them, you need to the following: First, if you aren't already using the more detailed view, press More details ...
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How to turn ReFS "Enforced" file integrity off?

I just want to note that I tested this behavior on the latest Windows 11, and here are my observations: If you have mirrored storage spaces, and data corruption in a file on a single disk, REFS will ...
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36 chars MAC addresses on Windows Server 2012 DHCP server

The primary identifier for DHCP requests isn't actually the "MAC address" field – it's the "Client ID" field. (It's optional, but most devices include it.) DHCP Client IDs can have several types. ...
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Why are Disk and Network columns disabled in Task Manager in Windows Server 2012?

Same problem , thanks for ronalchn's explanation... I will let it go. Before that ,I was searching for solution . In case someone need it: One way to unlock this option is to hack the taskmgr.exe ...
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Silent Install Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8

You can silent install the Windows 8.1 SDK with sdksetup.exe /quietNo need to accept EULA
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Cannot access a remote share which in itself is a symlink to a remote share

First, you do the symbolic link with "mklink /d link_name folder_name(It can be an UNC name for a shared resource). Then, you do (on each client) "fsutil behavior set SymlinkEvaluation R2R:1" to ...
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Windows server 2012 remote desktop

Start > Run > secpol.msc Select Local Policies > User Rights Assignment Double Click Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services Click add users or groups > Enter "Remote Desktop Users" Click ...
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User deleted from domain, cannot login. What is the right way to revert?

You can do the following things. Recreate the user in Active Directory. The user will have no profile and files are gone, but he can login again. If you need to rescue the files, go to the computer, ...
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Why not use root folder (C:\) as a documents directory?

File hierarchies provide the ability to limit who can see which files exist. This is accomplished by preventing scanning of the directory. Files in the root directory are visible to everyone that ...
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What is "ts" in "tsclient" when accessing local resource in RDP?

It stands for "Terminal Services Client". More information here, for example: Remote Desktop Connection (It is also related to Terminal Server client, its Linux corresponding program - see tsclient.)...
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My server 2012 is very slow due to Expl0er.exe file?

It looks totally like a virus. Its name mimics the legitimate explorer.exe, but not exactly. It's in ProgramData, which is a folder dedicated for program data (obviously), not programs themselves. ...
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Cannot access a remote share which in itself is a symlink to a remote share

You need to run fsutil (or set the corresponding Group Policy) on each client, in other words on every other machine in your domain and any machines in other domains which are going to access the ...
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Bulk rename files to name of parent folder

In Bulk Rename Utility, set 'Append Folder Name' to 'Prefix' or 'Suffix' and optionally, add a separator character (Sep.) and set 'Levels' to how many directories above the file should be included in ...
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How to set up a proxy server in Windows Server 2012?

There is no MS solution for a proxy server any more. TMG was discontinued, and you could not purchase a license for it after December 2012. There are other proxy servers you can use on Windows, such ...
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Error when trying to change the time zone in Windows: "Unable to continue. You do not have permission to perform this task."

It makes no sense to me but the following config fixed the problem on my Win10 laptop which was upgraded from Win7 or Win8 (forget which). My login account was already in local Administrators group ...
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How to check the restart status of a remote machine?

How to check the restart status of a remote machine? My question: is there any method to remotely check the current restart state? Hopefully you have someone else that has or could have ...
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task manager private working set lower than performance monitor private bytes

Private working set is physical memory (RAM), Private Bytes is virtual. (It's called "private committed" in some places.) Private working set is the paged-in, or "resident", subset of Private Bytes. ...
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Cancel a pending computer name change in Windows Server 2012 R2

You must check this registry key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName And make it the same to this one: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\...
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Windows Server Storage Spaces tier write-back cache, how to configure threshold that determines if write is performed on write-back cache?

There's no known threshold for that. If WBC enabled all writes will go to flash regardless of their size. The only case they go to disk bypassing flash is when flash is already full and flushing it ...
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GPO not applied to Windows 7 and higher

Based on the date of your question I believe I know the answer to your problem. There has been MS Security update released on 14/6/2016 which changed behaviour of GPOs with user settings! A lot Up ...
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