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The Microsoft Server topic includes all of the legacy versions of the operating system, including the Windows NT 3.1, NT 3.5, NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 and Windows Home Server versions.

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I've taken over an account that has a SBS2011 (2008 R2) OS and when I checked on the Windows update status, I learned that the Windows Update feature was corrupt.  When I resolved this issue, I learned that 98 updates need to be applied.  The server is a production server and has been installed since 2013.

I've not experienced this number of updates on a peroduction server and am concerned if I just throw the update switch and let it run... I could experience bigger problems.

If anyone has experienced this before and, what is the best/safest way to approach this challenge?

Thanks, in advance, for your consideration.

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In windows server 2012 R2 how many number of RDS connections for evaluation in grace period.  ?
Need immediate assistance speeding up and prioritizing a restore of a Commvault File agent backup!  Production Share is Down!!!

Comcell Version = 11

Data = 3TB's of Shared folders and files

Requirements = All Security Settings and Share permissions etc...
Not sure exactly how this happened but one VM turns off saying the license has expired while the other VM runs fine. The key on the side of the server is valid, know this because it's used for the host server and one VM. Called Microsoft with an installation ID which gave a failure. Now Microsoft says there's nothing that can be done until Monday morning when the licensing team is available. Now we're stuck babysitting a production server waiting on Microsoft for the next 24 hours.

Question, anyone know how to run a script to start a VM?
Hi Experts,

I am looking for a Code Signing Certificate for Microsoft Authenticode that will run on Microsoft Server 2012 R2.

It started happenning yesterday, when I try to use Remote Desktop Connection to a server withing the company this message pops up (CredSSP) and it prohibits me to access it. I went to the link and read the cause but how can I solve it?

I have users whose accounts get locked every 15 minutes.  How can I fix this?
Operating system Windows 10
Samsung phone
There is no error just account gets locked in Active Directory.

Thank you.
ScreenshotHey all, we have a windows domain environment with Server 2016 - now on one machine (w7 pro machine) - the time keeps changing. The domain controller and time on the other workstations is fine.

How would i fix that?
After applying patches to my ESXi 6.0 machines, my Windows 2012 R2 System Backup jobs started receiving the error "The filename, directory name or volume label syntax is incorrect.".  Searching the internet, I found 2 solutions involving the registry key HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vsock:

- Change the Start value from 0 to 3
- Change the ImagePath value from \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\vsock.sys to system32\DRIVERS\vsock.sys

I changed the Start value to 3 (I found the imagepath option later) and it works OK. However, I have seen in the past that a change may seem good  today but can cause problems in the future. Is one method better than the other?

How to register to Microsoft volume license server. Thanks.
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I am a relatively new Exchange admin who recently moved to a new organization. We have Exchange 2010 with a 3-member DAG and a 2-member CAS array. When I was hired on things were a bit of a mess, and there was very little documentation.

At this point I have restored DAG health, balanced the databases, removed the old/unused mailboxes, updated the servers, and am cleaning up the public folders. This is where I'm stuck.

In 2012 there was an upgrade from Exchange 2003 to 2010 that I do not think went well. All of our Outlook clients are 2010 or newer, however, there are still SCHEDULE+FREE BUSY public folders for every one of our 40 sites. Each one of these folders' "Statistics" tabs show 0 of everything (Associated Items, Total Size, Owner Count, Contact Count). Most show a "last modified" date in 2014.

I cannot remove these folders (I get a warning that says "Please make sure that you specified the correct identity and that you have the correct permissions to delete it."), and I do not know what to do with them. Honestly, while I know that they are a legacy method for keeping track of users' schedules, I'm not even all that certain about how they work.  

We are discussing moving either to Office 365 or Exchange 2016. I very much want to make sure everything is as it should be before we attempt another update. Any advice?
I'm looking for some feedback on utilising User Profile Disks as opposed to roaming profiles in my environment. It seems that UPD's would mitigate a lot of profile sync issues with roaming profiles, but I have heard of problems with them due to a break in the network connection between the user/workstation and the server hosting the UPD's. Can anyone offer some advice or share your experiences with UPD's? I would like to avoid potential headaches with UPD's as it seems, already, that the migration of my current userbase is going to be a nightmare.

Bonus Question: Is there a GPO that I can enable to allow for a hassle-free user migration from Roaming Profiles to User Profile Disks?
PowerShell Script request for Delete Citrix XenApp 6.5 temp profiles.
Windows 2008 R2
XenApp 6.5
Local and Roaming Profiles

Users login from different locations.
Facing issues with temp profiles getting created.
Few users have local Citrix profile and few users have roaming profiles.
Tried to run delprof but if running it's clearing all the profiles.
Please provide a PS script:
PowerShell Script should ask to take a backup, before deleting the profile.
I have a Windows 2008 R2 server running for a long time with one internet HD hosting a large amount of Company Work Files.
It was getting full so I bought a Seagate Personalcloud Network drive and start the process to copy the files to the Personalcloud from the Server.
Then I notice that all permissions get issues once it was on the network drive:

The 'Everyone' that had FULL permission on server, has partial on the external HD. 

The message "The permissions on are incorrectly ordered, which may cause..." start appearing on every folder/file I try to change Security.

I can't change, delete, include users and/or security options on any file/folder.
It causes that when the user try to open a file on their computer, of the new shared Personalcloud HD, sometimes works most of the time not (get stuck on permissions)

I'm sending pictures showing what I can see be the situation:

I right click on DP folder and went to Security:

Them I click on EDIT and try to edit 'everyone"I click 'Reorder' and give 'Full control' to EveryoneAll seams ok, but when I click "Apply" (or OK") the user goes back to no check boxes after show a windows security message:

If I click YES, again the Incorrectly ordered message shows up. Do not matter if I click Reorder or Cancel the result is always the sameSame as it was before:

( the "Everyone" still as was on the first image)

The interesting thing is that sometimes, only sometimes, the "Everyone" get's the 'Full Control" check…
We have a server that our users have repeatedly complained denies users access to certain files in the directory. The folder itself inherits permissions from it's parent and allows Domain Users full access to all files in the folder. For some reason files put into the folder will randomly not inherit permissions and instead be locked out to all users except administrators and the user that put the file there. We've rebuilt the parent file structure and it still remains an issue. This is an issue that needs to be resolved so our clients can access the files they need. I'm unsure how to proceed from here, thoughts?
Within Server 2016 is there any way of combining several different Group Policy Objects (GPOs) into one single GPO?

A previous IT admin has created several GPOs (see the screenshot).

All of these GPOs need to be used.

We would like to combine all of these GPOs into a single GPO without having to go through and manually recreate each GPO within the single GPO.

Are there any ways of performing such a combination or merge automatically? If so how can this be done?

Group Policy Objects
Need help Exporting Windows 2012R2 Application, System, and Security Event Logs to Excel in Table format for Sort and Filtering on all Data Fields.
I've already tried to Save as CSV, but this is still in a Format that doesn't allow filter sorting on the Data Fields i.e. SourcePort and DestPort as a Table.

I don't have access to the Server directly to run any PowerShell Scripts either since I've performed a "Save As" .EVTX of the Server Security Event Log and am analyzing it offsite. I've opened the .EVTX on a Windows 7 Client and Filtered on Event ID is 5152, and done another Save As for the Filtered 5152 Events, but I need to narrow the results further using additional criteria of SourcePort OR DestPort 5033. Excel .XLSX would be my preferred method to filter sort the Data since I've not been able to construct a XPATH Manual Query that works.
Can any of the default sccm reports show bitlocker FDE status and windows defender status e.g. running and definition last applied date for all managed devices? Where results can be written to a spreadsheet for a compliance audit?
I have a situation where a supervisor needs to monitor a subordinate's email. The problem is that the supervisor needs to be able to check the messages from an iPhone, and we are trying not to have read receipts go back to the emails of people that send to the subordinate. I have been testing on an unrelated device with an unrelated account, and have gone as far as completely turning off read receipts for the Exchange account in my OWA settings- still returning read receipts, even after 72+ hours of being turned off. I'm not scared of changing Exchange settings, and I'm not scared of powershell. Is there a way to fix this without upgrading Exchange from 2013 to 2016? I know 2016 supports doing this... If there isn't a settings way to change it, can you recommend a transport rule that will accomplish this? I have full control of my Exchange environment. This is working properly on an android, so I think it has to be solved differently for the iPhone. I need the iPhone way to work.
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I Need a script to remove Internet Explorer from all Windows 2008,2012 and 2016 Servers.
I cannot find any scripts that removes IE. there are couple of Scripts that only disables IE
GPO Startup Script to give Granting Local admin rights via Group Policy.
the goal is to give user admin right to machine Owner in domain joined machine in (special group)   We want these users to have admin  local right in their own machine
second group helpdesk group. the user in helpdesk group  will have authority to all the machine as local administrator.

1- User to get admin account to their own machine(not to all the machine) (Special User Group)
2-Help desk will need to have access to all the client machine ( helpdesk group)

help will be appreciated
Hi ,

I have got few certificates .
1. "Microsoft Exchange Server Auth certificate" ,
2.Microsoft Exchange.
3.Exchange Delegation Federation.
 certificates which are  going to expire soon on CAS SERVER 1,CAS SERVER 2,MAILBOX SERVER 1 & MAILBOX SERVER 2 of my exchange server 2013 Enterprise in DAG .Each certificates on all of my 5 servers have same Thumbprint,same Serial numbers & same public key size .

So what i did was i went to exchange ecp  Servers>Certificates and selected "Microsoft Exchange Server Auth certificate" of mailbox server 1 and clicked "renew" button from right side pane after few second a new certificate with the name "Microsoft exchange server Auth Certificate" was created with 5 years extended validity . My question is should i do the same process  on all of my other servers (Mailbox server 2 ,cas server 1,cas server 2) or should i export the certificate from mailbox server 2 and import it to all of other exchange servers .

 Please enlighten me which procedure i need to follow and will the same be applicable for other 2 certificates as well (that is certificate with the names "Microsoft Exchange" &
"Exchange Delegation Federation".)

Please find attached screenshot for your reference.

Mailbox server 1 :-
Mailbox Server 2 :-
Thank you a lot in advance.
I need to configure IIS to redirect all requests for a website (IE, or, or, or to a specific site:

However, if the user enters, I need it to redirect to

I don't understand the URL rewrite module that well, but I was able to get the redirects working for the naked domain and the rep.  I just couldn't get it to redirect everything to one site, except REP.  

Here's my web.config:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
			<rewriteMap name="Redirects">
				<add key="/" value="" />
				<add key="/rep" value="" />
			<rule name="Redirect rule1 for Redirects">
				<match url=".*" />
					<add input="{Redirects:{REQUEST_URI}}" pattern="(.+)" />
				<action type="Redirect" url="{C:1}" appendQueryString="false" />

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How can I modify this?
Hi all,
Working on a domain that has a few 2003 DC's on and i'm 99% certain i've got everything ticked off, with this i mean;

>Moved FSMO roles
>NTP synchronization updated
>DNS reference across all DCs and servers
>DHCP updated

I've noticed that it's a Terminal Licensing server, or at least it used to be. If i open Terminal Server Licensing it say's there's no terminal license server available.

However if i go into control panel and licensing i can see the domain and clients

If i go into Control Panel and click on licensing it says product 'Windows Server' and the license is Per Device or Per User. (See image)

Also in the licensing snap in i can see the domain and clients dating back 10 years up until today connecting to the DC, is this just them authenticating?

The DC has been switched off for two weeks and i haven't noticed any issues, i've ran DCDIAG and NETDIAG and everything looks good.

I'd love to know what this does and if it's needed? Ideally once the server has been DCPROMO i'd like to decommission it so it's not on the network anymore, i don't want to keep it running with these defunct roles. If anyone has any advice around this it would be much appreciated.

Many thanks
According to Microsoft's documentation, here: I should have a filter called "VM ID", however I am missing this and several others (see screenshot)...


Microsoft Server OS





The Microsoft Server topic includes all of the legacy versions of the operating system, including the Windows NT 3.1, NT 3.5, NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 and Windows Home Server versions.