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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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Hello, so I have this customer who would like to have his Windows server shared folders totally invisible to non-domain users.

The users don't have access, but he actually wants them to NOT see the folders, either.

So I was wondering, is this even possible? I never tried this, I was never asked to try this and I wasn't able to find any solid reference during an admittedly hurried search on Google.

Can someone help me? The server is a Windows SBS 2011 Standard.

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Hi Experts,

I want to share a folder on my computer to other computers on the same local area network.
I did these:
1. set all the computers in the LAN (including mine) to the same windows WorkGroup name;
2. configure a folder on my computer to share with Everyone for full control.

When I tried from another computer in LAN, my computer with the shared folder can be found in the network, However, I was asked for username/password when I tried to open that folder.

I want to ask, is there a simple way to share a folder on my computer to everyone in the network without needing other people to enter username/password?

More details: I want to do it as simple as possible, trying to avoid using ActiveDirectory or buying other equipment. The LAN I am using has a wired router. My computer has Windows 7 home premium, other computers on the network have either Window 7 or Windows 8.

Thank you!
In our linux server we  there are 2-bond interface  has been configured.

server IP = 10.X.X.X
bond-0   = 192.X.X.X

when we try to ping  destination server IP, it was not reachable.
when we traceroute/ping  request to target server , the output getting like below
#from 192.X.X.X icmp_seq=54 destination host  UNreachable

very strange to get this kind of output.

Source should be Server IP, where as it giving us reply Bond-0,  This had some partial impact some service.
Kindly advise how to resolve this issue.
One of my client computers is giving us difficulty when trying to RDP into it.  I can ping the machine & get a response, where I'm confused is the IP that's returned doesn't match the host name.  I ran ping -a to check this, which returned a host name that was joined to a domain that has been decommissioned for well over 4 years.  Ran nslookup of IP it returned the same odd host name joined to the current domain.  Then I ran nslookup using the odd host name it then returned the odd host name, joined to old domain.
Like many I am scripting using netsh to change IP addresses - I am stumbling at a common area, the part where teh connection name has to be known ahead of time.
Its a laptop so I only have one hardwired lan port and one WiFi port which is rarely used.
Ideally I want to rename the connectionname to what I need to use it for, i.e. "Radio", "Building7", "VPN From HELL"  etc.  when I change the IP settings.

That of course makes the script fail since [netsh interface IP set address] needs the it doesn't know what the current connection name is when I run it.
How can I work around this?  - my searching reveals it's been an issue that many have tried to solve. Surely there is another wat tyo address this single port ?
Hi experts
in my new company site i configured active directory server 2008 R2 and windows 10 clients
DHCP server configured as below
ip-           192.168.1.x

when i trying to add pc to domain and enter user and pass  i got error the domain server not available
i checked firewall, antivirus, all setting ok
i changed the client ip address and remove the alternate dns server and the pc join domain as well
but outlook stop working
i add the alternate dns server again but the roaming profile and logon script stop working
now my client relation with domain not working with the alternate dns server
any help
Hi Experts
I need logon script on active directory environment to clear roaming profile from exe, msi, rar, tmp etc files
and move any file large than 100 mb from user profile desktop, document etc  to local machine  D: drive
Hi all,
I have created a new forest, Forest A is in 10.10.x.x range and new Forest B is in range 10.1.x.x, we have 5 sites.
What DNS changes are required between two forest? how can I synch them so both forest can communicate with each other and across other DCs which are on new subnet.
In DNS forwarder should I put IP and FQDN details of new forest and vice versa?
Hi Everybody,

I have problems in opening some files from a specific computer on my network. I can open the files from other stations but for some reason some specific files can be listed but not acessed from one machine. When I try to open the file I get a message similar to this:

   Windows cannot access \\servername\sharename\filename.jpg

    Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.

   See details: error 0x80070002 the system cannot find the specified file.

When running diagnose I find no issues...

I'm the domain admin. I can write other files to the shared folder and have full access to the files I put there. I can open the files if I access them from other computer.

I have seen no permissions diferences between the files I can read and the files I cannot access.

This network share is mounted via a group policy for every computer on the network.

I suspect there is something wrong in the specific station. Any suggestions?

Thank you!
I have two active directories, one called contoso.local (100 users) on site A and another called traders.local (300 users) on site B. I have a hardware based VPN between the two sites. What is the best way to go about consolidating the two active directories. I would like to ideally move contoso into traders. Both sites have exchange servers just to add complexity! thanks
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Hi All,

Need assistance by keeping in mind it wont impact on existing forest :-) we are single forest single domain environment, want to create a new forest. how it can be done?


 It is a small office with a windows 2012 R2 standard that is configured as a Domain Controller, DHCP, DNS and file and print server.

The DHCP scope is to
All workstations and other devices including DVR and VPN clients get their IP from DHCP dynamically or there is a reservation for them such as DVR, therefore I can see all devices under Address Leases in DHCP Console.

An annoying device seems to have dynamic IP and it is in a range of the DHCP scope ( , however the DHCP does not show it under Address Leases.
The Arp command indicates that the IP is dynamic. The Advance IP Scanner under find it but cell under NetBIOS group, User and Date are blank The only cell is the Manufacturer and MAC address. I looked around and I don’t see any device that be manufactured by NetGear and the more confusing is that when at the server I run Arp command it indicates that the IP type is Dynamic. so I must assume there is another DHCP server in the network such as router/firewall but I use SonicWall and the DHCP services is disabled.

Can anyone help please ?
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?
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!

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.
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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.
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?
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"


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.