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The Windows operating systems have distinct methodologies for designing and implementing networks, and have specific systems to accomplish various networking processes, such as Exchange for email, Sharepoint for shared files and programs, and IIS for delivery of web pages. Microsoft also produces server technologies for networked database use, security and virtualization.

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Is it possible to bypass the need for a LAMP server (LAMP = the Linux operating system, the Apache HTTP Server, the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS), and the PHP programming language)?

I am looking for a way to simply put some files on a file share for a specific group and let everyone have access to whatever is required to run the application, but without having access to a full LAMP server.

Can writing php files that conform to newer standards accomplish this?  If not, is there any way to accomplish this without any installs?
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Hello -

I am looking for a way to change a bulk of computer names within Windows Server 2012 multi domain AD structure? We have many computer names that need to be updated to our new naming convention. I appreciate all your help!

Good afternoon,

To summarize, a group of servers, can not be discovered by the HP CMDB Universal tool, throwing the following error:

error: java.lang.Exception: The object exporter specified was not found.

This error is due directly to the tool? or per operating system?

Stay tuned to your comments..

Best regards.
Hi.  We are recovering from Irma and I have noted a strange issue on a few networks where their internet went down.  The specific account I am concerned with is configured as following:
Netgear Router bridged to Comcast Modem - Router
2011 SBS Server - DNS, DHCP & AD - file sharing   IP

I have configured the workstations to use the following configurations:
LAN IP (each PC has it's own)


After setting this up on each PC, I still cannot connect to, nor ping the server or the other devices on the network.
They should be on a domain network, and they are definitely NOT home or Public at the least.

As this has happened on different networks, and the common link is they are Comcast and this has happened since we lost internet (it is popping in and out intermittently).  I just need to get the workstations to talk to the server.

Any ideas or insights?
I have setup a single server Window 2016 DC with Exchange 2016 for testing.

Start IE and type https://<myserver>/owa  or https://<myserver>/ecp. After inputting the login and password, it always an error page.

I can only start the Exchange Administrative Center from the Window Start menu. Any idea ?
Some of the users running Windows 10 on work stations have items they delete from their desktop and files they delete from their documents folders return the next time they log on.

I have a requirement daily database refresh at 4.00 am and i schedule this job, now need to download .bak file from ftp site daily basis so that SQL job can restore the .bak file from local drive.

Please help!
After my Windows 2000 Advanced Server froze, I rebooted it and see:
STOP: 0x00000024 - NTFS_FILE_SYSTEM Error

Everytime I reboot the server I am getting the same error and I can't start Windows.  Please help.
We have two IP ranges at our office. 10.0.0.x (Static) for the internal IP phones and 192.168.101.x with  DHCP for the office PCs, etc.
The internet breakout is via the default gateway

We run a Software based PBX that runs of a windows 10 PC. This PC has 2 NICs.
NIC1 - Static IP for the 192.168.101.x range for office network connectivity and internet.
NIC2 - Static IP for the 10.0.0.x range to connect to the phones.

How can I get the 10.0.0.x range to get internet access through the PC that have both NICs and IP ranges?
I have two computers both running Windows 7 Professional.   One is on a domain, the other is on a workgroup.   I can map from the workgroup  one to the one on the domain, but not vice versa.   I get the erError-Message.docxror message attached.
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I need a powershell script that will ping a dns name and if it replies, set a registry value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER to 1 and if its not pingable set the registry value to 0.

I appreciate the help with this?
Good Morning,
I am in an environment that doesn’t allow different types of utilities to be installed. From time to time I need to know if all me workstations are current turn on to make sure they get the updates needed. I am looking for a script that will allow me to ping all my work station names, is possible to be done through DOS?
I am the IT person for a small company and we have a large group of engineers that need to install a wide range of software and updates on a frequent basis. I want to keep things secure but also make it so that I do not have to be present all the time.

My solution was to create a domain account named Software and I put Software into the Administrators group on each computer. When a user needs to do an upgrade or install, they send me a request, and I can give them the current credentials for Software. When they are done installing I change the password for Software. This has worked fine.

Now the problem. Users can use a previous password I have given them for the user Software. There is a laptop we use for PLC programming. About a month ago I allowed a user to install software using the Software. Yesterday I got a request for an upgrade and before I could reply I was told they got the upgrade done. I inquired how and was told they used the password I had given previously. Since the initial use of the account Software, I have changed the password for Software at least 6 times. Why was the old password still accepted?

Now I am thinking that I could create a local account for each computer and change that password, but that means keeping track of the password for that local account for 75 different computers. And will an old password still work in this scenario also?
Good afternoon, I have Direct Access setup and we are testing its functionality before rolling it out. One thing I have noticed is when clients are outside of the network and connected through Direct Access, they cannot telnet into our resources (i.e. engineer attempting to telnet to a switch).

I have looked around but don't really see any good reverse proxy applications. Is there - or is there a way to correct this behavior?

Thank you in advance

I need some old-skool netbios style help - any oldies on EE ?  :-)

A simple home style nat router (DHCP server, Default Gateway, DNS proxy)
2 x Windows 7 Pro computers (wired)
- Tower1
- Tower2
1 x Windows 7 Home computer (wifi)
- Laptop1

Tower1 and Laptop1 can see all three machines in "Network"  aka "Network Neighborhood"
Tower2 cannot see machines in "Network"
Tower2 will manually connect to \\tower1\share or \\laptop1\share

Net view on Tower1 and Laptop1 works
Net view on Tower2 returns error 71 as per screenshot attached

  • Workgroup is set the same on each machine
  • Each machine can "ping" each other machine
  • Each computer is in "Work" aka "Private" firewall zone
  • Each computer has received IP from router
  • Each computer has DNS and Gateway to router
  • No conflicting names or IP addresses

tower2>nbtstat -s
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [] Scope Id: []
    No Connections

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I understand this message can appear when using Windows 7 Pro and breech the 20 connections limit.   But in this case, only 3 computers on the network.  Even at 2 connections per machine, I should be well below this limit ?

Tower1 and Laptop1 appear to be working correctly.
Any ideas how to troubleshoot "Tower2" so all computers can see each other in "Network"


I have a very strange issue with accessing my application server ADMIN$ share access.

UNC path access via Windows Explorer:
\\\ADMIN$ --> Does not work with the below error:
[Window Title]


There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request.


\\PRODAPPS01-VM\ADMIN$ --> works with no issue.

RDP access:

Mstsc /v: --> works with no issue.
I also tried to log in using the vSphere console to the VM, it works since there is already username DOMAIN\Admin is logged in already.

Mstsc /v:PRODAPPS01-VM --> Does not work with the below error
[Window Title]
Remote Desktop Connection

Remote Desktop cannot verify the identity of the remote computer because there is a time or date difference between your computer and the remote computer. Make sure your computer’s clock is set to the correct time, and then try connecting again. If the problem occurs again, contact your network administrator or the owner of the remote computer.

[OK] [Help]

I can list the shared network drive from the successful RDP session:
C:\>net share

Share name   Resource                        Remark

C$           C:\                             Default share
IPC$                                         Remote IPC
D$           D:\                             Default 

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I tried but I can't, I don't really have an idea to use SQL I only do database from text files only, I try to read tuts but without any help in actual I  can't understand,

What I am trying is to pull data from SQL to my Datagridview

My program is from PC1 and my SQL is from PC2 (IP Address:

Can you give me a sample code to connect and with that I will try to study the codes thank you.

Sample SQLSQLSQL Table
Dear, we have a public server. how can we block remote desktop service to its public IP address? and allow only to its local IP?

I tried in Firewall advance setting, set the scope, but did not help.
is there any easy way to supply an AD group name, and use the powershell ad cmdlets to produce a list of group members, and also against each group member, show some attributes about each member, e.g. sam account name, CN (common name), email address, enabled, lastlogontimestamp etc, and write all the results out to a tabular format as a CSV. I can use another app like excel or access to merge the 2 reports, but being able to produce it in a single command for certain groups would be most helpful. I appreciate some groups have groups within them as opposed just users, and in those cases the AD user fields would presumably just be blank.
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When I create a CNAME record as an autodiscover record, the autodiscover test fails because its resolving the domain name which is represented by the @ symbol as But is a website hosting server & the other record  "remote" is the MS Exchange Server. How do I get the autodiscover record to resolve to the "remote" A record?

A         @          1 Hour      
A      remote      1 Hour
We have used DFS to sync roaming profiles between two server.  There is one server at each branch.  We still have one branch trying to pull the roaming profiles from the server at the other branch.  Is there any way to stop this from happening and what is the best way to do it?  The servers are Windows Server 2012 R2 and the workstations are Windows 7 Pro.  Any help would be appreciated.
In my windows server how do I add an outbound rule to allow smtp to go out on port 25?

We have one end user where all the printers are not showing up on her system through Group Policy.  AD "member of" groups seem to be correct.  However, the end user next to her has the correct printers showing up.

Ran GPupdate /force as an administrator and as a regular user

Domain Controller: Windows Server 2008

Users System: Windows 10 Pro
Dear Experts, can we delete the log files in %ExchangeInstallationPath%\Mailbox\DB ?

We observed and saw that they increases everyday. If we cannot delete them, how can we reduce their size?

Env: Exchange 2016 Mailbox server, Window server 2012 R2
I have installed Veeam backup on a Window 10 workstation and backing up the servers into the local disks.

We have a NAS in our network. Is it possible to backup those NAS client into the PC as well.

Windows Networking





The Windows operating systems have distinct methodologies for designing and implementing networks, and have specific systems to accomplish various networking processes, such as Exchange for email, Sharepoint for shared files and programs, and IIS for delivery of web pages. Microsoft also produces server technologies for networked database use, security and virtualization.