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Https on iis not working with domain name of ip address

Using Windows 2012 R2 Standard server with IIS. Windows firewall has preset rules World Wide Web Services (HTTP Traffic-In) and World Wide Web Services (HTTPS Traffic-In) enabled. The server has one ...

Group Policy is not applying or being dected by certain users on the same doman

I have recently been experiencing an issue when attempting to push out Group Policy updates. The updates I am attempting to apply are basically just updating parameters in .txt file that resides on a ...

Robocopy ignore parameters

I'm trying to create a robocopy script to cut subfolders older than 10 days to another directory. My script goes like this: Robocopy "C:\robo\test" "C:\test2" /MINAGE:10 /E /MOVE /R:10 /W:5 /V /NP I ...

Audit Logon Events not turned on but still generates 4624 events

Why would a Windows Server still generates 4624 events (An account was successfully logged on) in the Security log even though the Audit Policy's Audit logon events value is set to No auditing.

Only use cached login if active directory isn't available

Is it possible to set up my clients so that they can login at any time, always asking Active Directory first and if it isn't available use Windows cache? Thanks for the help!

Restrict Access to IIS webservice to the server its on only

So I have a Windows Server 2012 R2, with IIS 8. I have a website setup in IIS that hosts a webservice (old-school webservice .asmx), also on the same server is SQL DATA TOOLS and an SSIS package. I ...

Microsoft iSCSI target server 2016 failover cluster doesn't work in Server Manager after transfering roles

I have a pair of Server 2016 VMs in a failover cluster running the File Server and iSCSI Target Server roles. Previously each role was separately defined in the Failover Cluster Manager, but due a ...

Azure Restore takes ages to restore a Server

I'm currently writing my Disater Recovery Plan, and tried to restore a whole server from Azure Backup (Approx 500Gb of data). I just leaved after two days as the restore was only 20Gb out of 500... ...

Can't start a Windows Service after installation

So I installed a brand new service that helps hardware (like a barcode scanner) send data it receives into a Microsoft SQL database. Normally I am able to install this hardware service with little to ...

Windows 10 BITS dependencies

I am trying to run Windows Update on Windows 10 Pro (Version 1511 Build 10586.0). The machines have previously been over-hardened in line with CIS guidelines but without considering how it will affect ...

Am I ruining my storage performance?

I need to expand the storage for my small business's dell R630 with a windows file server VM. We have a set of 5 matching brand new hard drives (3.5in 5400rpm wd red 6TB) that we would like to use. I ...

Windows Server with two vlans

I have read multiple post on similar issue but still could not find a solution. So if someone can help here. I have a Windows VM with two NICs on two different vlans. NIC 1: 10.243.237.167/27 , gw 10....

hMail can't send between two machines running under one domain

Consider I have 2 different machines with hmail installed. Both pointing to different MX record but in one domain. domain.com -> mx:1.1.1.1 -> hmail server1 domain.com -> mx:2.2.2.2 -> hmail ...

SQL Server support for symbolic links

Does SQL Server 2008+ support symbolically linked directories when making backups and restoring DBs? My own test made use of a mapped network drive, which I made it appear by symbolically linking it ...

Printers start printing white pages for print jobs on Citrix

We use an application installed on a Windows 2003 server through Citrix Metaframe. Since Friday 17 march, most printers on the clients start printing white on white all distant print jobs. We are ...

Set “rdp-tcp#0 Administrator” permanently to Session 1

Steps to reproduce: - Login to a Windows 2008 R2 via RDP - Open a "Command Prompt" - Type: qwinsta - Get: SESSIONNAME USERNAME ID STATE TYPE DEVICE services ...

Routing Not Working on Windows 10 OpenVPN Link To Remote Server

I have my home Windows 10 Enterprise computer and I'm trying to connect to an OpenVPN server that a friend setup. I connect fine but I cannot ping anything once connected and I'm hoping someone could ...

The Local Security Authority Cannot Be Contacted when attempting to login to any RDP session from a workstation

I have, what seems to be, a very unique situation happening here. At one stage RDP Connections were working perfectly, until one day, it literally just stopped. The user now encounters the exact ...

Telnet command windows to Linux server [migrated]

telnet from a windows PC to a Linux server and view the users that are logged on the telnet server?what command do you use to view users logged on....commands i found don't work

Server DNS Resolve issue

So I'm currently using VMware Pro 12 for the purpose of a lab environment. The problem I have now is that on my domain controller I can't ping my client, although the client is configured properly. ...

How to build an open source self healing network? [on hold]

I want to build a self-healing network for my School. I would like to have 1 server and a few clients they download the Windows image from the server and starting it. So after a restart, we have our ...

How to bring back ISAP-dll and enable it from Handler Mappings on IIS 7.5?

I am new to IIS. While I was uninstall/reinstall 11g Oracle WebGate on Windows Server 2008 R2 in which comes with IIS 7.5, the batch program I ran "ConfigureIISWebGate.bat" asked me to remove webgate....

windows server 2008 port forwarding to VM

I have Windows server 2008 r2 as a server and few virtual machines inside VMware Workstation. This VM's must receive connections from outside servers on port 8899. I enabled port forwarding on VMware ...

Has anyone solved the double-hop issue with Ansible and Windows clients?

My situation: I have an Ansible server, a Tower server, a Windows file server, and a Windows client. Through Ansible, I want to tell the Windows client to copy some files from the Windows file server. ...

WinRM - Connecting & authenticating to remote server?

I have a local Windows 7 Pro, and a remote server at Rackspace on Windows Server 2012 R2. I have run winrm quickconfig on the server and setup access. When I run winrm quickconfig again it says: ...

Benefits or otherwise of naming workgroup same as domain?

We have a small office network consisting of a windows domain server and 5 desktop machines joined to the domain. We now have another desktop pc to connect to the network, but as it is running Windows ...

Windows Servers Very Slow, Low CPU Usage Low Memory Usage

Apologies in advanced for the obscure question... We have several servers in our infrastructure that have been behaving strangely lately. For example, a machine will become totally unresponsive, we ...

DNS Resolution fails on multihomed server

I have an odd issue with a freshly installed Win2012R2 server (Actually a VM running on VMWare). The server has 2 nics (Both enabled), one on VLAN101 the other on vlan102. The configuration: Nic0 IP ...

issue with slow Windows 10 file share

I am currently facing the following weird problem: In a small workgroup there is an application installed on all clients that accesses a database and related files on a network share on a Windows 10 ...

Windows event logs have null entries

I was looking through Windows event logs and found that there are a large amount of event logs with: [Type]="(null)" [User]="(null)" [Message]="null" in the log. For example, Event type 4740 should ...

Windows Server 2016 GRE Tunnel - 1 NIC

I've been looking around for guidance on setting up GRE tunneling with Server 2016 and there really is none - are you able to set it up with 1 NIC? I've added a virtual loop-back NIC (this is not a VM)...

forfiles move files access denied

I'm using the following script to move files from 1 location to a shared location, and I keep getting access denied. I tried to create a file on the network location with the same user, I can do it ...

Windows (Server 2012) Unattended Problems (Partitioning, Language, EULA)

Windows Server 2012 - WDS installed and configured to deploy Windows Server 2012 on several clients. Two problems are occuring during / after installation of Windows 2012 via WDS: If the Server had ...

How to debug SSL handshake on a AD domain controller? Having > 10 second delay on some cases

We have a component in our architecture that is in charge of authentications flows for some websites, and at some point is has to go and make some LDAPS connection to a domain controller to validate ...

Windows messed-up RAID1 [closed]

Pre story: ive got 2 old 2TB harddrives and decided to make mirrored array (RAID1) by using default Windows tools I installed Windows on first disk with 2 logic partitions and then joined 2nd disk as ...

Apache server configurations

I have a Test server and Production. On test server Time to First Byte is around 0.400 seconds and on Production its above 10seconds. Both have apache 2.4.9 using wamp. I also did the configuration ...

DHCP wont appear in admin tools [closed]

hi all college project here. so we have installed windows server 2012 R2 multiple times (gui & core). configured AD. now we installed DHCP on the core set up scopes all that stuff. want to ...

Multi user “group” account with secondary login

So we have an interesting setup and I'm looking for a little bit of help. We have some accounts that multiple people use at any given time, and due to various reason, they cannot logout for extended ...

Auto login a user at boot on Windows Server 2016?

I'm testing Windows Server 2016 (instead of 2012) but unchecking the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" box in control userpasswords2 does NOT seem to let the machine ...

Windows server slow file share performance “one way”

I'm facing issue with between two of our servers in hosted enviroment. We have two identical servers, one installed about year ago and one recently. When copying files from server to other it might be ...

Can I access a Windows 2016 server from a 2012 client through a 2012 server? [duplicate]

We have a bunch of thin clients with Server 2012 CALs. These thin clients mostly run RDP to a Windows 2012 server We want to put a SQL Server 2016 install on a Windows 2016 server. These are all ...

forfiles how to move a directory to another directory

I'm trying to move a directory which certain date parameter to another directory.. This is the command I'm using: FORFILES -p C:\test1\ /S /D -3 /C "cmd /c if @isdir == TRUE move C:\test2\" I want ...

Isolate PC on my network

The scenario I have is that I work from home for a few clients. For one of these clients, I have purchased a separate machine, and use this for any activities related to this client. From this ...

Cannot Access Windows 2012R2 Shares from Windows 2003 Server

I am having an odd issue that I hope someone can help with. I have an older 32bit Windows Server 2003SP2 server that cannot access any shares on our 64bit Windows Server 2012R2 domain controller. ...

Any good open-source file recovery software for Windows? [on hold]

Is there any good (i.e., robust, effective, thorough, etc.) open-source file recovery software for Windows X out there? All I get after a google search is a bunch of paid software, of which probably ...

Are IPs assinged by APIPA static?

I have two virtual machines that are on the same network via VirtualBox. There is no DHCP server and their IPs are assinged by the APIPA automatically. I'm wondering are those IP static, in a way that ...

Access denied if I try to control Windows 2016 service remotely

I have following script: cmdkey.exe /add:COMPUTER /user:COMPUTER\user /pass:somepassword sc \\COMPUTER stop Servicename Works fine with Windows 2012 R2 but not with Windows 2016. With windows 2016 I ...

Secure WDS Unattended Access / Unattended.xml

Windows Server 2012 - WDS installed and configured to deploy Windows Server 2012 on several Clients. We will depoly several Windows Server 2012 Clients, each of the Clients should NOT know the ...

Windows's AutoHotkey. How do I see the script(s) currently running?

Charity I volunteer for got a freebie - old PC from the office environment, with windows 7 OS. Based on the task manager, and icon in the tray, there is an AutoHotkey script(s) running. I'm curious ...

gCloud with internal load balancing and Windows

I am trying to setup internal load balancing on Google Cloud for windows backend servers but... When I add internal LB to instance group, all windows server in that instance group get one additional ...
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