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I set a group policy to allow remote desktop only from inside the network.

I set up some users to establish a VPN connection to the server’s VPN, with windows VPN service.

Will they be able to remote into their computer with remote desktop, once they establish a VPN connection, will they be considered as part from the network so the group policy will allow them to remote to their computer?

Server 2012
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For no particular reason at all, we are now receiving the following error when printing from a remote desktop session on Windows Server 2012 R2. We are running Parallels Remote Desktop Application server, with 3 Win Svr 2012 R2's in the pool.  Users CANNOT Print from their windows remote sessions to network printers.

The document Print Document, owned by XXXXXXX, failed to print on printer {C092F33B-0674-436D-995C-B2E3B5E66090}. Try to print the document again, or restart the print spooler.
Data type: RAW. Size of the spool file in bytes: 55421. Number of bytes printed: 0. Total number of pages in the document: 1. Number of pages printed: 0. Client computer: \\PAR1. Win32 error code returned by the print processor: 87. The parameter is incorrect.
Have been getting this on all workstations.

The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
 and APPID
 to the user 92NDSTY\lkrotman SID (S-1-5-21-1946247470-735590240-313593124-13693) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

the APP ID is Rutimenbroker but the error pops up every time the user uses Chrome (web browser)

I have taken ownership of the registry keys - gone into DCOM -
Launch and activation
- gave local / remove activation access to local administrators, domain administrators, the user, myself, network service, local service, system. authenticated users, even the everyone group and nothing.

Problem still continues. I'm at a loss to what can be done now to stop this error from happening
A couple years ago I found a Windows utility that was able to search for a filename or filename extension on multiple servers (as long as the user doing the search was an administrator or domain administrator).

This utility would then list the exact path \\server\drive letter\folder path to the file.

I am now looking for utilities that are able to do this.

What utilities are able to do this?
Good Day Experts!

I am trying to add functionality to a query used in an SSRS dataset.  The table I am working with has 15 bit fields which are True/False parameters at the top of my SSRS report.
The User will select True on the parameters for those that are required for each record to have.  For example, the User selects Teacher,Advisor,Counselor.   I would need to then
get the records that have Teacher = 1 or Advisor = 1 or Counselor = 1.  

I have all of the parameters setup as variables at the top of my query in the SMS(building query here so I don't have to keep running the report).  I have all of the parameters(variables)
that are set to 1 in a table variable called Fields.  The variable names are also the names of the bit field defined columns in the table.  I thought I was on my way to finishing this up, but then I became "stuck".  

In the where clause of my query, I am having trouble figuring out how to code where "at least one of the bit fields in my table variable are set to 1 on the record".

"Talking" this through,  I was thinking I would need to have my where like --> ...Where Fields(1st value) = 1 OR Fields(2nd value) = 1 OR Fields(3rd value) = 1 OR Fields(4th value) =1...all the way to the end of the table variable.

If it comes down to it, I will probably just have to run this through a loop up top before the query and build a Where string for all of the Or conditions.

I was wondering if there is an easy way to find out which one of our servers are running TLS version 1.0?
We have about 75 servers and I was not sure the best way to find out what servers are running TLS and then which ones need upgraded or at least add the latest TLS version.
Dear experts

Our company would like to setup open source OT management system that allows us to do following:

1. When employ wants to do OT, Start time must be submitted first and then it will only be reflected to system once administrator approved.
2. Later when employee finish job, he or she can set the end time, and there should be something that allows emplyee to upload service report that contains start and end time signed by our customers.
3. After setting end time, it should show total OT - hours and we should be able to generate monthly OT for each employee.

Plz advise something that is opensource or even if need to pay, it should be something not very expensive.
We have a DB driven application where all the business logic written in Microsoft SQL.
We need to create a bunch of dynamic PDFs (Fillable PDFs) as a result of the calculations. We are now creating the PDF using .Net API and PHP.
Is there any easy way to create the PDF using SQL Reporting Services or any other ways?
Once the PDF is generated, we will use Angular ng pdf viewer to show the preview in browser.
Please help?

Thanks in advance :)
Our business just got a new copier.  The old copier drivers work on the new copier, but I want to update workstations to the new driver.  So, I added a 2nd printer GPO (users/policy/windows/deploy printer) and (computers/policy/windows/deploy printer), so the transition would be seemless to the end user.  In a couple weeks, I want to remove the old printer driver gpo (gpo setup the same way).  If I simply delete the old gpo, will the printers disappear from the users device & printers?  If not, what do I have to do to remove the old printer install?
I had this question after viewing Displaying group data from a table in a textbox outside the table in SSRS 2008.

I followed the steps, and I'm at the point where I have a text box named Textbox52 in the header and it has the value I want, but when when I try to use Textbox52 to display the Value using the expression ReportItems!Textbox52.value  somewhere else in the report (I have several rectangles in the report), I get the error "Report item expressions can only refer to other report items within the same grouping scope or a containing grouping scope. Letters in the names of report items.
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I am in the process of converting a large number of Crystal Reports to SSRS. I have hit a snag with a number of Running Total issues.

In a number of reports, A running total evaluating on change group is used as a grand total outside of the group. As you can imagine I can not get this to work as if I write a running value expression on group it is outside of the group scope and does not work, and if i set the scope to "dataset1" the value is not correct as it needs to evaluate on group.

Any ideas on a way to get this to work?
Hello All:

I need help in figuring out how to print a subreport on the last page of it's main report with one parameter passed between them in SSRS.

I need to print a purchase order and every time it prints a follow up terms sheet prints after the main PO prints with the purchase order number printed on both the main and sub report.

I need assistance on the best approach for this.

Any ideas on the best approach for this would be very helpful.

Thank You

I am trying to convert height in inches to feet and inches to display on a SSRS 2012 report  like 5"8'  from 69.00 inches. I have the formula below that isn't showing up correctly the digits to the right of the decimal. For 69.00, it shows 5"0'.

HGT = concat(convert(int,min(HGTTO)/12),  '"', convert(int,min(HGTTO)/12) % 1,'''')


We have Ahsay Offsite Backup Server v6 installed on our Windows 2003 server and use this to backup data for our users.

We are no longer backing up data for some of our users and wish to remove their licenses from our Ahsay backup.

What is the best way to disconnect a user and remove their user license from our Ahsay backup?


I need some help in modifying the below PowerShell script so that it can be used to check which folder, the specified user account does not have access to.

Get-ServerShares -ServerName PRDFS01-VM -Type NTFS

    get-servershares generates a report an individual or all servers in AD and its shares access permissions or a shares NTFS permissions of its local path
    using WMI instead of relying on WinRM access.
    Get-SharePerm will either query a singular server or all windows servers in Active Directory, and all local shares presented.  This does not include
    admin or remote shares (aka C$, D$ etc...) It will include SYSVOL shares.  if you are using a windows server as a print server, it will exclude all 
    shares that include -ptr- You are welcome to change this. A CSV will be created in C:\ called Shares_Share_Permissionscsv or Shares_NTFS_Permissions.
        Defines the server that will queried.
        If blank, every windows server on the domain will be queried. 
        This defines the type of permissions being queried.  
            will generate all access given at the share level
            will give all NTFS permissions against the local path of a share. 
    get-servershares -ComputerName Example-FP -Type Share
        This will generate a report in C:\ that contains all share level accesses for the particular 

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I'm presently looking for a new occupational opportunity and I get many calls/emails from different places, some seem like they are from overseas, and they are for the same position?  Is there a way I can also become an "IT recruiter"?  How simple of a task can this be and what will I need to get started?  Also, seems like 95% of the communication I do receive might be from overseas, although the positions are in the US.

I also wanted to know if there might be a particular website/s besides the standard linkedin, indeed, that these recruiters find open positions?

Just curious :), but is someone knows please enlighten my innocence.
Windows 10 connecting to RDP server xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx keep getting kick out after 5 sec of login in to the RDP server.

Hi Expert,

 I try connecting to 2012 windows server from windows 10 pro but keeping getting kick out with no error message after successfully login for 5 sec or less from a particular site. At another site, i try the same account and it managed to login without being kicked out. I ping the server the response is good 226ms from Asia to US. I trace also got no issue .
is there any solutions to detect connected non domain computers?
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Hello, we have a server 2012 R2 file server, one on shares, most of the permissions got knocked out. Is there a way to dig this up in the registry or anything for previous permissions??
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I'd like to use wmi querys to item-level target group policy preferences.  Nothing I do is working.  Not sure how to test.  Could someone give me an example?  below is when I'm trying to use to test currently.

Query:  Select DisplayName from Win32_Service Where Name ='Print Spooler'
Namespace:  Root\cimv2
Property:  Print Spooler
I have one user that is unable to RDP to our Terminal Server while on his Verizon aircard.  He CAN RDP to other Terminal Servers while on the aircard.  And he CAN RDP to our Terminal Server when NOT on his aircard.  

We're using RD Gateways, so all traffic is over 443.  I can hit https://termserv.domain.com/RDWeb from his machine while on the aircard as well (Though we don't have it setup/configured, so he just gets an IIS error page.)  

I've looked at the firewall on his machine and it's set to allow all outbound connections.  I looked at the firewall in front of our Terminal Server and all 443 traffic is allowed.  The aircard (Brand new) gets a different IP every time it connects, so nothing is restricted by IP that I can see.  

When I look at a Wireshark capture going to the main Terminal Server, there are a lot of retries.  Going to a test Terminal Server (gateway), no retries.  This is consistent.

We get the generic, "Your computer can't connect to the remote computer because the Remote Desktop Gateway service is temporarily unavailable."

Server is 2008 R2, client is Windows 10 1803.

So the common issue is only the main Terminal Server and his aircard.  Change either of those variables and he's fine.  Any suggestions?
We are testing the following scenario for a classroom.
We have a thin client that will be used in a meeting room. The thin client will be connected to a monitor and also connected to a big LED display.
I have two questions:
1.      How can we connect to a remote desktop session on either a client or a server desktop using a thin client?
2.      Will two displays work over a RDP session.
Do we need something like citrix Xendesktop or vmware horizons for getting this scenario work. or can I connect a thin client directly to a demote deskop.
Please provide me with guides on where to download and how to configure HP ProLiant DL360 Generation 10 servers so I can view and configure their RAID settings within Server 2016.
Hello, i have a server 2012 R2 that i found out was running WSUS and using 2+TB. What is the best way to clean up all of this space its consuming?
What are the steps to create a Server 2016 Group policy to prevent Wi-Fi & cellular connections on Windows client computers?

I need to prevent all client computers from being able to establish internet connections using Wi-Fi or cellular connections using either the computer's built-in hardware or a peripheral device that can be plugged into the computer's system board or connected with USB.

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.