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Hi EE,

We have SSL certificate that is expiring next month but no one knows where it is located on the network, are any free tools out that help us.

Thank you
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I have a user that left the agency. He had a network share that other people need access to. He worked in a department that has a departmental share which everyone in the department has access to. To make the departed user's share accessible to others I created a shortcut to his share in the departmental share which works fine from the file server but when mapped users click on the short they get "The item ....this shortcut refers to has been changed or moved, so this shortcut will no longer work properly. Do you want to delete this shortcut." This is a windows 2008R2 file server wit windows 7 clients. In the properties of the shortcut I placed the UNC path in the target field. What am I missing?
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I need a set of guidelines to help me set up a connection between my work and home computers.
I have used LogMeIn before, but I wonder if i can do this without a paid subscription.
My home pc is Windows XP and my work pc is Windows 10.
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Hi,

I have a network share on a NAS drive that I want to store all my Technicians time sheets in.  I have created the network share and a folder under that share for each username for every tech.

I have setup the logon script to:

net use w: \\NAS01\Timesheets\%USERNAME%

and this works well to share the correct folder with each Technician.

My issue is that each share has a Display name of the USERNAME but what I wanted is for the share to be called TimeSheets for every user - even though they are all mapped to their own shared folder on the NAS.

Can anybody help with a way to modify the login script so that this can be achieved?

Many Thanks
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I am about to set up a 4 mile wireless bridge.  The customer's inventory software provider says that the remote office must have at least 100mbps speed on the LAN, just as if the remote office staff were in the main office with their PCs cabled directly to their switch.  They don't need to know about WiFi performance in the office, but rather just the speeds between the PCs in the remote office and the server in the main office.  I need a recommendation for an app that is easy to use and addresses this need.  If it costs something that is fine.  TIA
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I'm looking to implement the Always on VPN within my brand new Server 2016 AD network.

We can do this using Team Viewer.

How much will you charge me helping me do this?
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Dear,

What can be the reasons to the below error? The Win 2008 server was newly set up. I go to set up one role (for a domain) and then have got this. Why?
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Dear Experts
Installed windows 2016 standard and configured it to function as domain controller, DNS server and DHCP.  It is observed the after promoting the server to AD domain controller the IP of the serer in the primary dns changed to local host I mean pointing to 127.0.0.1, manually changed to the actual IP.
While creating the forward and reverse zone had selected “do not update dynamic updates”
Following are the issues faced
1.      While joining the client system that is windows 10 pro to domain it accepted to join but message shown “preferred dns could not be changed” and then after reboot able to login with domain user. Please let me know where I am going wrong
2.      When the user logon and click on network browse the domain controller can see netlogon directory but does not show the user home directory, please let me know what I have missed.
3.      I made the normal user a member of domain administrator group in the server and then logon to the client system with this user but he does not get admin privileges when click on network to change IP address it prompts for logon and password but it does not allow administrator login to client system nor it does not consider this user as administrator who is actually member of domain admin group  
4.      Before joining the client system to the domain controller is required to create A and PTR records manually and then after join the system to domain
Please help me understand and suggest the steps to resolve the above 1 to 4, this…
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Here is my set up:
2 domain controllers, Windows 2008 R2, 600-700 devices in the domain.  Everything is working well with no errors in the event log.

I am moving this customer to a hosted server outside of their LAN.  There is a site-to-site VPN established between the 2 locations.  The new DC is Windows 2016 Standard but the IP is in a different subnet.

When I try and add the new server to the domain I receive: An Active Directory Domain Controller (AD DC) for the domain xxxx.local could not be contacted.

In the details it shows the domain controller SVR records were found but they are not available.

I have verified DNS, I can ping from the new server to both DCs by IP and FQDN.  I added a static A record on the DC for the new server and I am able to ping the new server both by IP and FQDN from both DCs.  i have run DCDIAG and everything passes.  I can browse through Windows Explorer to the DC and see the shares SYSVOL and NETLOGON although I get access denied when I try and open them.

The only errors that I get are when I try and join the server to the domain or try dcpromo.
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We recently changed a client's subnet from 192.168.1.x to 192.168.71.x.  All is fine, except that we neglected to change one of their devices to the 71.x subnet.  

We're remote now.  If we were onsite, we could change a computer to 192.168.1.x, connect to the device, and change its IP to 192.168.71.x,, then change the computer back.  But we're remote.  

If we change that computer's IP to 192.168.1.x, we lose internet connectivity.  

Is there a way we can still change the computer's IP to 192.168.1.x, but still use the default gateway of 192.168.71.1 to get to the device?  It's looking like we may have to go onsite to do this...

This is a very simple LAN; SOHO router/firewall.

Thanks!
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I created the DNS entry I can resolve ip to name but not vice versa.
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Hi All,

We have MPLS network between the Head Office and Spoke site. There is no internet access over the MPLS. Our current services are not reliant on the internet so current setup works fine. We do not have any access to the current MPLS routers at the head office or at the Spoke site and we won't be able to change the configs in any way.

We are exploring a new software setup at the Spoke site but it will require internet access. This software runs on Windows 10 normal PC but needs internet to connect to its own Cloud for emails & dashboard reports etc. It does not work over "Proxy" for some reason.

At the Head Office, we have internet but not currently linked with MPLS. We can put a new router (Router 2, as per diagram) that can allow internet access.

The Win 10 PC can ping the router-2 IP (10.10.1.4) & we have tried to key in the static route: "route -s add 0.0.0.0 MASK 0.0.0.0 10.10.1.4 but still, the internet does not work.

Tracert shows the requests are getting dropped at the next hop. For Ex: "tracert 4.2.2.2" will not even each the Head Office network. Is there something else we can try?

Regards,
Kuldeep Saxena
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I have been looking after a client as their outsourced IT Admin. I am the only one who has the domain admin privilege.
The owner of the business would like the company's controller to have the right to manage folder access permissions on the server. He said "There can be a lot of manipulation involved as people come and go, and it might give us a lot of flexibility of the controller can handle it on the spot."

1. If i have to make this happen for the client, how can I make it? Should the controller have to be the domain admin in order to have the right to manage folder permissions?
2. I don't think this is a good idea because managing folder access permissions is the admin's job. What are your thoughts? Any risks of doing this, etc?

Thanks!
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Hi Experts,

This week I got a Panasonic ToughBook CF-33 and switched my ISP from Bell to Rogers.

Over Ethernet, using speed-test.net, download with Bell was 300Mbps, with Rogers is 500Mbps.

Over WiFi, the ToughBoook was 80Mbps and now <20Mbps.  On my iPhone, Rogers is getting 300Mbps.

Why is my ToughBook now  under 20Mbps?

One thing that I noticed now is that with Rogers my router is now Hitron CODA-4582U, and the SSID for 2.4GHz and 5GHz can't be the same, where on  Bell (Cisco) they were. The ToughBook now cannot detect the 5GHz SSID. Does the ToughBook CF-33 not support 5GHz?

To make matters even more interesting, my printer only has WiFi interface, which makes it on a different network because of the mismatched SSIDs

As I am typing this I am wondering should I purchase another Cisco router and make the Hitron only as modem?

Any help will be appreciated.
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I am needing to connect map-network a computer (Comp1) to another (Comp2) but the problem is, the computers are not seeing each other.  Can someone help me with this?Network view-comp2Comp2-Statis.PNG
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I have a computer with two nic's installed.
N1 192.168.0.x 255.255.255.0 ; N2 172.18.135.x 255.255.255.0
I would like to route all outlook email traffic from N1 to N2
I have tried a lot of combination of the following "route" command
all with an invalid parameter error message. I'm using the CMD with
elevated admin.  any help would be appreciated.

ROUTE ADD 192.168.0.11 MASK 255.255.255.0 172.18.135.48 yields invalid param error
ROUTE ADD 192.168.0.11 255.255.255.0 172.18.135.48 yields invalid param error
ROUTE ADD 192.168.0.11 MASK 255.255.255.0 GATEWAY 127.0.0.1 172.18.135.48 yields invalid param error
ROUTE ADD 192.168.0.11 MASK 255.255.255.0 127.0.0.1 172.18.135.48 yields invalid param error
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I am in the process of carving out a company ("NewCo") from a group of companies ("GoC"). NewCo's network is attached to the GoC domain controller (DC) and active directory (AD).
Does anyone have a similar project performed with lessons learned please? NewCo will require its own independent DC and AD. GoC will not allow trust between its AD and NewCo's AD.
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Hi,

I have a Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V server running 3 VMs.  2 VMs are Server 2012 and the third is Server 2008.  Sometimes, I can't communicate with the Server 2008 from any device on the network.  I cannot ping it (using its STATIC IP--not hostname) or connect to it through RD.  I can ping from the Server 2008 to the other servers.  I just disabled the firewall on the Server 2008 temporarily to take it out of the equation but still not accepting pings.  I tried a tracert to it and nothing as well.  Please let me know how I can diagnose this problem.  I haven't tried restarting either of the VMs because people are working on them.  And, actually, there is one user that's connected to the Server 2008 now so I know that they were able to access it earlier in the day.  Thanks for any suggestions.
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We’ve been chasing an issue we’ve been unable to find a root cause for.  The symptoms are that random computers will lose their dynamic IP address and grab a 169.x.x.x IP address. They will however keep their default gateway settings.  If the user unplugs their network cable and reconnects it, the computer grabs the same DHCP address and works fine. I have tried reservations with the same issues. Happening at 3 different AD sites on different Vlans. I have ran wireshark and found no other rougue dhcp server listed besides my own. Happening on Win7/10 Hp/Dell. On other machines never have an issue plugged into the same switch. Scratching my head on this one.....
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I am reviewing some logs relating to remote access to a windows server. I need to try and prove if the connection came from a specific PC, the logs however capture IP address and nothing more specific to a machine name. The suspected machine is a desktop PC in an office with a LAN cable in the back of it permanently. The machine is never physically moved or connected to other network points around the building. I am not from a networking background, so wanted some idea in this case, is the IP address of that machine likely to be the same permanently, or is the IP different every time the machine logs into the network? What windows networking tools could be used to see what IP a machine was assigned each time it connected to the network to see if its the same each time? Out of interest, under what circumstances would the IP assigned to the PC change, just to give it some context?

and presumably its irrelevant which user logs into that machine, in regards to the IP address, e.g. 2 different users logging into the domain via that device would get the same IP address?
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Need instructions on how to install Windows 10 Group Policy templates? is there a way we can install and disable it and then add one or more computer for testing before rolling it over across network?
We are single domain single forest network spread across 5 countries.
So have to be careful on how Windows 10 templates can Impact on our environment?
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if you establish a windows 'RDP' connection to a windows server in the same domain, do any of the logs on the server you are 'rdp'ing' onto itself capture the IP address of where the RDP connection came from? Or any clues of the device used to establish the connection?
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Anyone knows Aruba controllers well?   They normally pass through the same VLAN on the main switch, or the management VLAN.
Wonder why Aruba not recommending doing a direct heartbeat between Active and Passive controllers.  Using 7030 controllers at this point.
Normally I do a direct heartbeat between Cisco controllers.  But Cisco has a dedicated HA port for this.  Arubas not.  7030 controllers have 8 fiber and 8 copper ports.
 Anyone knows about it and have an advice?
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I have one window user (Win10) that joined domain, so normally they will have no permission to make any changes on local computer, so i want to give permission on that domain user to be able only install any software on their computer but every strict permission keep as original, how to do that?
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I'm trying to perform a migration for one of the computers from a windows server 2012 to a windows server 2016 but for some reason keep getting a pre-check failure message ( Unable to access server service on the machine 'WORKSTATION-WIN'. Make sure netlogon and workstation services are running and you can authenticate yourself to the machine ) ?

I have successfully migrated the users but when trying to perform a computer migration which should migrate all folders and files that are being redirected but can't understand why it's not working.

I also noticed i can't login to the new server 2016 any longer as it shows the message "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed." ?

Please let me know what's going on as i was able to login before to the new windows server 2016 but just didn't have the folder redirection migrated.

Is is the workstation that is having issues or is it windows server 2016 and what can i do to make the migration process working?

Currently using ADMT version 3.2

Thanks.
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Windows Networking

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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.