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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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I have a contractor managing a product that needs read only access to a single (user account) OU.  I do not want them to see anything else in my active directory but items in that specific OU, whether they are using an LDAP product or anything else.  

Would it be possible to create a read-only user account that can only see items in this OU?  If so, how?  

Thank you!!
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how many hosts can we include? is it unlimited?
looking for some sort of checklist or ideas in terms of criteria in which to critically appraise the performance of our IT service, which is partially in house and certain functions outsourced. I know there are obvious areas such as time to resolve incidents/service requests, uptime of critical apps etc. But was hoping if you work in a contract monitoring type role where you outsource certain IT functions if you have any criteria in which you audit/assess the relevant team against.
I have a small Local Workgroup with 12 to 15 Workstations.  Mixed OS about half running Win 10 Pro 1709 and the other half running WIN 7 Pro.  When a WIN 10 machine is the Browse Master I can only run the NET VIEW command from that machine.  All other machines both WIN 7 and WIN 10 get various errors when running NET VIEW as Administrator.  Errors sometimes say Service not started or Network path not found.  When a Win 7 machine is the Browse Master there is no problem and the NET View command works on all machines.  Please advise
I have the senario below and would like any assistance.

- I have 40 users moving from one workstation to another.
- I have a list of their old and new computer name.
- I logon as the users already on the new 40 workstations to create the local profiles.

I would like a simple script to copy the user's profile like Document, Favorites, Desktop from their old workstation to the new ones.
Perhaps create two text files of the user name with old computer and new computer. The script will read the old computer text file first as IF userA, copy the data from OLD computer1, go to text file for new computer, and compare IF  UserA restore the file to the NEW Computer1.

These are my thoughts, but do not know how to write into a script or any advise would greatly appreciated.


Hi, I'm trying to run a RouterOS Mikrotik MMIPS image with QEMU in Windows.   I am able to run the x86 ISO the Mikrotike website has available to download with QEMU without any issues.   I was able to find vmlinux-3.2.0-4-5kc-malta which I think is the correct kernel for  MIPPS but I'm stuck on what to do after that.   If anyone can give me an example of a command or point me in the right directorion to get the OS up and running I would really appreciate it.   I think the issue is I'm not sure how to populate the image file with the firmware I downloaded from MikroTik but I'm sure there's other things I can do.   Thank you.

Suppose you had a MS Skype Analytics Call that was marked GOOD, with no jitter and 1% average packet loss. But the call shows Maximum Packet Loss of 65% and the user was not happy with their call. Is there any means to get more details as to the distribution of high packet loss during the call? e.g. with there 10 moments of high packet loss between 40 and 65% during the 30 minute call? Or was there just one occurrence of 10 seconds near the end of the call where 65% loss was noted and recorded? Thank you.
Imagine that you have a Skype client on a Windows 10 laptop - wired 1Gbps connection to a LAN with no bottlenecks and 10Gbps to the Internet which is but 10% used at most. The one odd thing is that packets to the MS Edge server take 80ms to get there but 108ms to get from that edge to your PC. The question: could this asymmetry of send/receive latency result in higher than usual Maxiumum Packet Loss? How exactly is "Max packet loss" measured? What is the condition that causes Skype analytics to consider a voice packet "lost"?
We have users that don't have static IPs and need them to gain access to some servers. They do have DDNS with nutpile so wondering if those dns names could be used instead of a source IP.
We have DFS implemented to connect to shared folders and map them.
There is only one location those document are in, and there is only one folder in DFS pointing to that location (one path only).

Users reported that they are getting a message saying "the network path was not found" and they have to ignore that message and double click on that folder again and again and again, and 4-5 attempts later, the folder opens up.

There is no latency (< 1ms) and there is no lost packets while pinging from host to file server.

I did troubleshooting, and I also removed DFS and reinstalled it. Same problem.

However when the user access the folder using \\serversname\share
It works all the time with no errors.

Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this and where to look?
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Our Windows 10 computers request WiFi RADIUS machine authentication continuously (every few minutes). We see this in the logs of our RADIUS server The logs are filling with re-authentication requests.
The WiFi profile is applied by group policy.
Power save modes have been disabled.
Has anyone else had a problem like this?
Thanks for your help.
  • Ubuntu Desktop 16.04.3 LTS
  • Kernel - 4.10.0-40-generic
  • cifs-utils - 2:6.4-1ubuntu1.1
  • samba & smbclient - 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.12

We are a large company with a Windows Server backend and a mix of Windows, MacOS, CentOS and Ubuntu clients. We use Windows DFS heavily for file share management.

Recently, we've begin disabling SMB v1 on the servers to mitigate its associated vulnerabilities. This has not been any trouble for the Windows or Mac clients, however, the Ubuntu and CentOS clients are having a lot of trouble.

Specifically, mounting a DFS share fails once the client tries to see past the symbolic link that points to the absolute path.


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This is the command I'm using:

sudo mount.cifs //namespaceserver/share /mnt/share -o vers=2.1,user=''

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The mount is successful and I can navigate within the DFS namespace but, once I try to go past the symbolic link, I get:

ls: cannot access '/mnt/share/directory/symboliclink': Function not supported.

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I've added follow symlinks=yes and unix extensions=no to the smb.conf file but that didn't help.

Any advice would be appreciated as I've spent about ten hours on this issue so far.
Dear Experts, we are in workgroup environment with 200 users and planning to join domain in next week. The DC is ready, problem is local users now are using local profiles with MS Outlook data and when they join domain, a new profile comes.

As my understanding, new Outlook profiles will be created when they open MS Outlook in their new domain profiles, am I right? Is there any solution to avoid it? How can we map an Outlook profile (in local user profile) to new Outlook profile (in a new domain user profile)?
Dear Experts, we have 3 different domains and each of them has its own AD server and domain users. However the users have not joined domains. The request is building 1 ShareFile Server for all 3 domains.

With only 1 domain, it is easy when we just need to join the ShareFile to domain and grant the permissions based on domain users, groups but we do not know how to do it with 3 domains. Do you have any idea? Please help!

In other words, can we authenticate an user from a domain to a different AD server in different domain?
I have followed this guide
and I have successfully  connected to and passed Auth.
*yes i did add rule to allow vpn traffic access to local resources

When connected to VPN , I can not ping my vpn gateway (, I can not ping any local resources (192.168.37.X)
Outside of the the VPN I am able to make a connection.

Any help would be appreciated
I know this DMZ Forest Trust type question has been asked many times.  I read most of them and have followed many of the recommendations, however I still seem to be having trouble with this.  I'll explain what I'm trying to do...

  • I have a new, 2016 functional level, forest created in the DMZ (we'll call it edge.domain, or edge DC)
  • I have an existing corporate, 2008 functional level, forest on the LAN (we'll call it lan.domain or lan DC)
  • I have created conditional forwarding zones for each domain in each DNS.
  • All necessary ports were opened between lan DC and edge DC
  • I have established a one way non transitive trust, where the edge.domain trusts the lan.domain.
  • I have several servers in the DMZ, some windows some linux, some of these servers must authenticate to the lan.domain and currently have firewall ports opened from each of these servers to our domain controller to authenticate.
  • I would like to accomplish a few things. 1) Allow administrators to log onto the edge.domain windows servers using thier lan.domain accounts.  2) Allow other servers in the DMZ to authenticate with the edge.domain controller instead of the lan.domain controllers.  3) Tighten up firewall rules to ONLY allow edge.domain controllers access to the lan.domain controllers, nothing else comes in from the DMZ.

So here's one issue so far that I'm facing.  Although the trust looks to be …
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.
We have a strange issue with DPM 2016.  We are protecting two drives on a windows 2012 R2 file server.  Drive E and F.  When the scheduled syncs are run,  one drive runs ok, while the other one fails with ID 52 Semaphore timeout.  Both are in the same protection group with same sync schedule.  The drive that fails is not always the same one.  Sometimes drive E fails, other times drive F fails.
When we run a consistency check on the failed drive, it always finishes ok (takes 8 to 24 hours to run typically).  
So it seems only the scheduled delta syncs are failing and only on one out of two drives at a time.

Microsoft support doesn't know what's causing it or how to fix it.

Has anyone else seen similar issues and found a working solution?
Microsoft PFE Remediation for Configuration Manager   breaks Lan\Wlan switching on HP 840G3.
HP 3LS has identified this SCCM Client health service as the problem that breaks auto-switching.
Has anyone else see this issue?
I would like to get some idea about Wild card certificates which we just procured recently. This is the first time I have been involved with this. We have 1 PC and a Server which host multiple web-pages for ourselves and some of our associated companies. Basically both the PC and Server are running Tomcat server for hosting the web-pages. I need a good understanding on how this can be implemented when we have multiple web-pages hosted on the same Server? Both the PC and Server are hosted in windows environment.

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.