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How many folders can I put in one Windows folder?

This may be an X/Y problem. Perhaps what you are doing is better suited for a database rather than a filesystem. With a database, you can easily store and access many millions of records quickly and ...
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How many folders can I put in one Windows folder?

As far the theoretical capacities of NTFS are concerned, there is no problem. The Microsoft article on Maximum Sizes on an NTFS Volume specifies that the maximum of files per volume is 4,294,967,295, ...
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Docker / Windows Container: how to mount a host folder as data volume on Windows 2016

On Windows, the paths must be specified using Windows-style semantics. You should not use a leading slash in front of the path. docker run -v c:\Users\[path]:c:\[containerPath]
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How many folders can I put in one Windows folder?

The number of files inside a folder has nothing to do with the OS. It's a feature of the file system although the system you use may in turn has lower limitations. Some file systems limit the number ...
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What is "NT AUTHORITY" and "NT SERVICE"

If you're willing to play a little fast and loose with the definitions, NT_AUTHORITY essentially refers to the Windows operating system itself. Or perhaps as "things the OS authorizes on your behalf."...
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Force Windows to install *all* missing updates

No you can not force all the updates at one time. Sometimes updates are applied to other updates. It is updating as far as it can in one go, rechecking for any newer updates that can now be applied ...
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Task Scheduler repeat task not triggering

Just in case you trigger the task manually... I have just come across this same problem on Window 7. I haven't tested it with any other version of Windows. It seems that repeated tasks are not ...
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What is "NT AUTHORITY" and "NT SERVICE"

A more technical explanation: In Windows ACLs (access-control lists), permissions are applied to trustees - users, groups, or other security principals. The trustees are uniquely identified by SIDs, ...
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What characters are valid for Active Directory groups?

The names of security principal objects can contain all Unicode characters except the special LDAP characters defined in RFC 2253. This list of special characters includes: a leading space; a trailing ...
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The connection was denied because the user account is not authorized

Instead of editing the User Rights Assignment on your workstations, consider using a Group Policy Preference (GPP) setting to modify the membership of the Remote Desktop Users group. By default, ...
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Mounting WebDAV drive in Windows Server 2012

Just solved this on a 2012 R2 for connecting a WebDAV drive from OwnCloud 7 server via HTTPS (think it's same on 2012) Install Desktop Experience server manager > Add Features > User Interfaces and ...
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do files in the temporary folders get automatically deleted?

As of Windows 10, the answer now seems to be "yes". Windows 10 includes a feature called Storage Sense which among other things may delete older files in the temporary folder. Whether or not ...
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Adding additional SSL certificate to be recognized in Cygwin

Since your git-command is using Curl internally, try curl --verbose https://the-repo-URL to see what happens. Expected result is the same error you reported: "SSL certificate problem: unable to get ...
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Force Windows to install *all* missing updates

Apparently manually checking for updates can actually find extra updates that would not normally be offered to you; you used to have to install these updates, but they've since been made optional. ...
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Docker / Windows Container: how to mount a host folder as data volume on Windows 2016

Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Windows Server 2016 RTM. Add a volume: docker run -d -v my-named-volume:C:\MyNamedVolume testimage:latest Mount a host directory: docker run -d -v C:\Temp\123:C:\...
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Why is Windows Authentication not working Locally but working Remotely?

This is due to a security loopback protection built into Windows XP (and above). Please see the other two SO answers here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17466665/windows-authentication-not-...
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How to restore Command Prompt (Admin) to Windows 10 Right-Click Start Menu?

hi guys just right click the taskbar and go to taskbar setting there uncheck the replace command prompt with windows powershell or something along those lines. and the next time u right click the ...
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Windows File Sharing from a non-Domain server to AD-connected PC's

This is done with two Local Security Policy (gpedit.msc) changes on the server. Both are located in: Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> ...
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How To Expand Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Filesystem Volume on Hyper-V

This is an issue I've run into so many times, I've decided to leave a public trace on how to do it quickly. In Hyper-V, edit the virtual machine and go under “Hard Drive” Click on “Edit”, select “...
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how to cache credentials on Windows

The answer: No. As Schroeder mentions in his comment, the way this is to be done is to require staff to log into the computer while it is still connected in the office. There is a setting that can ...
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How to restore Command Prompt (Admin) to Windows 10 Right-Click Start Menu?

Do you mean that in the Context Menu when right-clicking Start Command Prompt (Admin) is missing? Try copying all the content from the folder C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX ...
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Install language pack via command line

Try the command: Dism /online /Add-Package /PackagePath:C:\test\LangPacks\lp.cab See: Add and Remove Language Packs on a Running Windows Installation
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Install fonts on Windows 2019 Terminal Server for all users

The answer is simple: When one right-clicks on a font, there is the well known option to "install" it. Right below is an option to "install for all users" which does what I want. (Sorry for having ...
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Does Azure Backup for Windows Server affect regular SQL Server backups on the same server?

I wanted to clarify as per that post you linked to in the question and you are asking about "to be protected even better from a possible ransomware attack" specifically as per the. . . "You can ...
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Force Windows to install *all* missing updates

Depending on the number of missing updates I would consider 3rd party software - namely WSUS Offline. It's freeware if you are concerned. The good part is that this software greatly lessens the pain ...
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Task Scheduler repeat task not triggering

The correct way to set this up is to set the start time any time in the past, then select "Run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed" in the Settings tab.
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Is it possible for older versions of Windows Server to be domain controllers in an AD network created with a newer version?

Yes, you can mix 2003, 2008 and 2012 domain controllers in a single domain. Ensure your AD forest and domain functional levels are set to at least 2003 before attempting to add a 2012 server to an ...
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Error while opening the Windows Defender in Windows Server 2016

This may be a problem with the local security policy. It can be easily changed. Access the local security policy GUI by gpedit.msc into cmd or run. If that doesn't work you can go to Server Manager --...
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Permissions to create files and folders but only modify owned files

The keys you're missing are the CREATOR OWNER identity and the "Apply To" setting. Apply the following permissions to your shared folder to allow the Everyone identity to create files & folders, ...

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