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Wpad/Pac file - different way of writing the syntax?

Hi guys,

I have a slight issue here. We are putting in Watchguard firewalls and unfortunately our …
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unable to open file explorer

Windows 10 laptop can't open the file explorer folder, it hangs but when we click start and type …
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how do I resolve a domain trust conflict that was previously working?

I have two forests hoya.int and ve.com both had a trust that was created sometime back that has been …
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Cannot map Azure AD drive

Hello everyone,
I am having issues connecting to my Azure AD share from any computer, including ones …
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local clients cant ping domain.local

After getting a new ISP none of the workstations can ping domain.local
The Server is a Windows 2012 …
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Why would IPv6 interfere with pinging an IPv4 address?

I ran into an odd (to me, at least) situation at a client's yesterday and was hoping to understand …
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Win XP box, mapped drive to server, file sometimes come up with wrong version in folder, then reverts to correct version of file

We have some older PC's running XP, say 15 of them. We have to support some legacy product with …
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Workstations lose connection to network shares and need to be rebooted in order to reconnect to shared resources.

I have a situation where workstations will lose the connection to network shares and printers during

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Change script to prompt user for variables instead

I would like to change this script to prompt the user to input the variables instead..  

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When I connect to a mapped drive (mapped via login script) it opens but displays no contents.

I have a client that maps several drives at login. This is isolated to one user and one of her …
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My company has been hit with Ransomware and you all can understand what is going on.  They have made …
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Best method to access SAN

I have a QNAP SAN and wanting to use it to archive quite a bit of stagnant data (multiple …
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SBS 2011 - Network card random issues

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I have an old SBS 2011 that has been working for a while without issue.  I restart the machine on a …
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server 2016 essentials dhcp issues following June 2020 updates

Haven't narrowed it to the server yet - was suspicious of the longtime HP managed gigabit switch - …
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Why is MS Edge using ephemeral port range?

I'm seeing Microsoft Edge using the ephemeral port range, however, i'm not able to find an …
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How to disable OpenVPN reconnect?

Hello Experts,

How are you?

I have an OpenVPN server running perfectly, but has only one …
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Adding host to domain behind NAT (overlapping subnets)

I am aware that adding hosts to the domain behind the NAT'ed domain controllers/DNS is not a …
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Windows Firewall - Limiting Connections to a network port to a specific IP

I have an Allworx phone server that relies on a server application to perform backups.  Basically …
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Can UNC by HOSTNAME, Cannot UNC by IP

I can unc to \\hostname\c$
But I cannot to \\\c$

Ping hostname =
IP …

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