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Hello,

I need a script for AD (2008) - where it will spit out the AD username for only ACTIVE users. can someone provide?
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What are the steps to create power management settings within Server 2016 for Windows 10 client computers?
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Where within Server 2016 Group Policy do I need to go to create a group Policy to display the Computer, User's Files, Recycle Bin, & Network icons on Windows 10 client computer's desktops?

These are settings that can be set within the "Themes and Related settings" Desktop icon settings within Windows 10 (see below):

DESKTOP-ICONS
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What are the steps necessary to create a group policy to enable Remote Desktop on all Windows 10 client computers within a Server 2016 network?
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My organization has a Server 2016 network that is fully synced with Office 365.

We have a lot of old user email accounts that are setup as aliases to other Office 365 email accounts. We have done this by adding the value smtp:email address attribute to the proxyAddresses value within the Attribute Editor of other user's AD accounts (for example smtp:msmith@company.com).

1. How can Server 2016 Active Directory be searched for these email aliases so we can determine which AD user account a particular email alias is associated with?

2. How can all email aliases be displayed within a Server 2016 Active Directory domain?
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I have setup a Server 2016 Active Directory network. All of the client computers are running Windows 10 Professional and are joined to the Active Directory domain and have their Windows firewalls enabled. The client computers are also all connected to the network using a Ruckus Wi-Fi system. None of the client computers are connected using Wi-Fi.

How can I change the group policy or other settings on the client computers so that while I am logged onto the server with the domain administrator account I will be able to type in \\clientcomputername\c$ or \\clientcomputerIPaddress\c$ to browse the C: drives on these Windows 10 client computers?
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Does anyone have experience running Branch Cache.  We are looking at installing  a file sync program like Anchor and are also looking at the Microsoft product.  I know that the 2008 and 2012 versions didn't get outstanding reviews.
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If I put a conditional forwarder in my DNS server and that conditional forwarder is able to hit a DNS record, but it uses its own conditional forwarder to resolve it. Would that be a problem for my DNS server to resolve to that record?

Basically it would take 2 forwards to get the record for that host file. We are trying to figure out why a conditional forwarder is able to resolve a record but not my DNS server.


So example:
My DNS server(8.8.8.8) uses conditional forwarder(9.9.9.9). 9.9.9.9 is able to resolve "host"file that is on DNS server (10.10.10.10). 10.10.10.10 is a conditional forwarder for 9.9.9.9

I hope this makes sense.
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Server 2012 R2. Have a share that is part of DFS. The shared folder is in the DFSRoots folder. The DFS synchronization is not the issue. The problem is that that it appears the network share permissions on the folder are ignored. Regardless of what security settings I add to the share it seems everyone has access to the share. Even if I add denied user permissions the user can still access the share.

Any ideas / help would be appreciated.
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I have sccm 2012 on win server 2012 R2 and have a single site with database installed on same server.

I am getting the following error in site status .please find the attached snspshot

i tried uninstalling client from the site server but no luck

i am not able to push the client on discovered computers.
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Hello,

We have a RDS 2012 server that shows a black screen for the first 10-15 seconds(with white cursor), then continues on with "waiting on local session management" and the others texts, then logs in fine.

When logging off, also nothing happens for about 10-15 seconds, then it logs off. Same for reboot/shutdown.

Any ideas what could be the issue?

Tried with disabling all policies, creating a local user and new ad user but the issue remains. Its from all thin clients, laptops and rdp from other server.

Thanks in advance.

Patrick
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Goodnight,

One question is the Microsoft WMI protocol supports NAT ip addresses? My operating system is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard

I am asking this question because I am trying to discover my Windows servers with the HP Universal CMDB tool, but at the moment of discovering them it indicates an error with the WMI.

As we connect remote to those servers by ip NAT.

I pay attention to your answers.

Best regards.
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We have a Windows domain with a mixture of Windows 2008 and 2102 domain controllers.  Several months ago we move the FMSO roles to from one of the 2008 DCs to one of the 2012 DCs, but the other day I discovered the auth time server is still set to one of the Windows 2008 DCs.

I know ideally this should have been moved before we moved the roles, but that's water under the bridge.   Can I just set up the 2012 server as a reliable time server to use NTP from an external source and then set the 2008 machine to back to "unreliable"  and to sync from the domain hierarchy?

What happens if somehow some of the DCs "don't get the word" and continue to try to sync from the old server?  My impression is that's not initially a big problem until they drift too far or possibly need a reboot.  I only have four DCs to check so I should be able to verify and correct any problems in fairly short order.

On the other hand, from first hand experience, I know that making the wrong changes to the time service can cause havoc.
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I am confused about what this gets me MCP status or just half way to MCSE?

I am seeing contradictions  and have a slow internet and it is hard to search and find this answer

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-534.aspx
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Please provide me with instructions on how to setup file history backups of domain laptop files using Server 2016 Group Policy.
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I want to edit a host file and replace it on all our machines "c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc". Is this possible using GPO? If so can someone provide me step by step instructions on how to do this?
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Hello Everyone
I have an SBS2011 box which has performance issues due to SQLSERVR.EXE.  If I kill the process hard drive activity is close to 0%.
Current view from task manager.
Task Manager View
I have adjusted the memory usage in SQLServMngt, reset, deleted, installed, uninstalled and a bunch of other things.  I was able to recover hard disk space, lowered CPU and Memory usage.  If it were not for this one issue the server would be working great.

The service mssql$microsoft##ssee service high disk usage
SQLserver.exe High Disk as shown in the image
susdb.mdf high disk usage
tempdb.mdf high disk usage

If I stop the SBSMONITORING service DISK USAGE the server goes normal.

Below are some the resources I have used to attempt to resolve issue.

http://www.itquibbles.com/sql-sbsmonitoring-high-disk-usage/
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28270133/Sqlservr-exe-Using-too-much-disk-time.html
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28707799/High-disk-utilization-Queue-on-SBS2011.html
https://www.3ait.co.uk/blog/solved-shrink-a-wsus-database-susdb-mdb-to-almost-nothing-2
https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/959769-sbs-2011-very-slow-performance-because-of-susdb-mdf
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2016/10/18/recreating-the-susdb-and-wsus-content-folder-for-a-windows-server-2012-based-wsus-computer/
http://www.howtodo.co.il/?p=840
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Walked into an issue on our domain where users are getting tons of certificate issues. All looks well but then when you look at the issued Certificates they all show as "expired". I would like them to auto update and upon running RSOP doesn't look like GP is setting an auto renew for the certs.
What is my best resolution for this as all look "expired" and don't want to break anything but need them all to "auto-renew".
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Cryptography\AutoEnrollment is not set either. Please advise.
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When log in to the server my profile is loaded. But for the second login either I am get blank or flickering screen.
When the first user logs off, the session is fine for the second user.
This is server is installed on VM.

What this can be? This is happening for 5 of my new applications servers. These servers have been built 3 months ago. I have not see problems before until now like 5 days ago.

Please advice
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What is the proper method to use for using shadow copy within Windows 10 to restore lost files contained within shared folders on the Windows 10 computer?

Several former IT persons have tried to enable this within Windows 10 by setting up a share on the C:\Users folder (as a hidden share named Users$) but when we click on the Previous versions properties tab for the C:\Users folder it is has been empty while on other Windows 10 computers there have been previous versions of files available.

All of these computers have had 13% of the volume capacity reserved for system protection.

What is the correct process for setting this up and ensuring that we are able to use the "Previous versions" tab to restore backed up copies of files within these folders?
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We encountered the problem when we first put up 2008R2 file servers that users started having MS Office apps hang when saving to a network share be it mapped drive which are DFS paths, directly via DFS UNC or directly to the share UNC.  The fix was simple, disable SMBv1, problem completely disappears.

Come to present day and SMBv1 is being 'outlawed'.  Going through we re-enabled SMBv2 and disabled SMBv1 on the servers and disabled SMBv1 on the clients.  I had hoped that since the fix above several years ago, that an MS patch had resolved this either on the client,  server or Office... sadly, it has not.

This problem spans Office 20010 - 2016.   We will be updating the file servers to 2016, but due to storage and other infrastructure, this is going to take some time.  Hoping someone has found a fix aside from disabling SMBv2 on the file server.
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I need to copy a SYSVOL folder from 1 DC to another and make sure share info is correct. How do I do that safely?
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HI there, as the title suggests, "Users" tab missing in Group Policy Object Editor snap-in in MMC.

I don't want to use the domain GPO as its not working with the remote desktop software (TS-Plus) and support have advised to setupa local GPO for the relative groups.

Any Ideas why I cannot see the User Tab?
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I have a PDC emulator that will not replicate. It gives me access denied when I run a repadmin on it. Im trying to seize it to another server but it tells me that the PDC emulator is unreachable.

Im not sure what I should do. Please help.
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My organization has two Wi-Fi networks.

The secondary Wi-Fi network has no connectivity to the domain controllers.

Some of the organization's users like to connect to the secondary Wi-Fi network since it has faster speeds than the primary Wi-Fi network.

Now that all of the laptops in this organization have been added to a domain we are having problems when some of the laptops that are connected to the secondary Wi-Fi network receive error messages when the users try to logon with their domain accounts saying that the domain controller can't be reached and therefore the users are unable to logon to their laptops with their domain accounts.

What kind of policy or setting can be changed so that these users will be able to logon to their laptops with their domain accounts even when the domain controller can't be reached?
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Microsoft Server OS

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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.