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Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, based on the Microsoft Vista codebase, is the last 32-bit server operating system released by Microsoft. It has a number of versions, including including Foundation, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, HPC Server, Itanium and Storage; new features included server core installation and Hyper-V.

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Our Vulnerability Scanner has notified us of 2 issues I cannot seem to fix.
First is it's stating that Microsoft XML Parser (MSXML) & core services are unsupported.  Which i get since the machines is question have MSXML 4.0 loaded.
So my question is how to go about removing it, its not in Control Panel, I attempted to run the attached script, not sure what else to do.

Second issue we have a server 2008 R2, which it says to fix enable to following Reg Keys:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ENABLE_PRINT_INFO_DISCLOSURE_FIX\iexplore.exe\

HKLM\SOFYWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\\FEATURE_ENABLE_PRINT_DISCLOSURE_FIX\iexplore.exe

I've got both values set to 1 not sure how to enable them?
Remove-MSXML-4.0.bat.txt
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Creating Active Directory Users from a Text File
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Hi guys

I'm working on putting together a technical test to help a colleague in another country in their recruiting process. The candidate claims to have had 9+ years working in Microsoft environment based system administration, maintenance, troubleshooting and support of data centers. This in itself is rather vague. They do claim to have had Level 1, 2 and 3 support in a Windows server environment during the 7years of their tenure.

I've got around 15-20 questions set up already. I was going to ask if it was possible for some of you to throw some technical questions around Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and SAN's. I know this isn't specific to any particular topic which makes it harder. But if you can think of any questions that I could perhaps ask them, then I'll review it. Any help would be great.

Thanks for helping
Yash
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I have a cluster environment with two nodes (Windows 2008R2) in a VMware environment and a SAN.  Every time I reboot one of the nodes I have to rebuild the quorum where the witness drive presides because the rebooted node loses its cluster connection.  Everything appears normal after the reboot.  The node can be pinged the network cards are working fine however, the node displays as being down (red down error beside the name).  The NIC cards display as being down even though they are up.

Is there another way this can be resolved besides rebuilding the quorum drive each time?
EPINC1-node-down.GIF
NICs-down.GIF
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Hi,

I have Windows file server 2008 and I want to change groups and users (clean up). Is there a way to export NTFS permissions in a csv file and after change the groups and users manually and import them in the file server again? I want to add first and not replace old groups and users immediately.

Before removing the old groups and users I want to make sure the new groups and users have been added properly with same permission.

Like:

1-  Export permission in a csv file
2- Change groups and users in csv file
3- Add new groups and user with same permission by importing permission from csv file
4- If everything is ok, remove old groups and users


What the best way for me to do that?

Thanks
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My windows server is flooded with 5152, 5157 logs for port 53. i have disabled DNS service and also blocked 53 port but still no success.
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Windows 2008 sp2 (Standard) x64 - Services not starting " services hang on "
this windows include exchange server 2007 .

Reporting Server Error 1053: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion
-When I reboot, it waits a long time for "shutting down group policy client service", then takes a long time "stopping services".
-When I boot, it waits a long time for "Starting group policy client service", then takes a long time "Starting services".

My steps to Fix this error "
-first removed ether net cable to pass login status and pass screen " applying group policy client service "
-Windows 2008 (Standard) x64 - Services running with safe mode , but not with clean mode  i tried disabling non-MS services and startup applications, but to not working
-i tried to  put "ServicesPipeTimeout" to 60000 but also services not running
-i have run check desk .

still status Services not starting " services hang on "
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Hi,

I have a problem with update windows server 2008 enterprise x86. I got an error the service is not started. I checked the update service in the services and its started. I stop and restart the service and reboot the server but the issue still existed.

Thx
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Hi,

I am facing an error 80070005 when windows server 2008 SP2 enterprise X64 update. I tried to restart the server but the update still not working

Thx
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In a small company that has changed recently to VoIP phones, they used to have a separate phone line to handle incoming FAX.  When they recently moved to VoIP, incoming faxes are going to a server controlled by the ISP who setup the VoIP system.  In discussion with the ISP, it was determined that certain individuals, (employees of the ISP) could see the company faxes which is not acceptable to the company.  A new Windows internal server is in the plans for the company.  Can this internal server have the ability to receive these confidential communications versus the server controlled by the ISP?  If so, could someone describe the steps and if it can be done with Windows Server?
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I've a problem connecting via an MSSOAP.SoapClient to a web service.

The exact same call works on a different client.

Here is the code - this is in a VBS file:

set h = CreateObject("MSSOAP.SoapClient30")
h.ClientProperty("ServerHTTPRequest") = True 
url = "https://(myserver)/WebService.asmx?wsdl"
h.MSSoapInit(url)

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This gets an error:

WSDLReader: WSDLReader:XML Parser failed at linenumber
0, lineposition 0, reason is: The system cannot locate the resource specified.
HRESULT=0x1: Incorrect function.
- WSDLReader:Loading of the WSDL file failed HRESULT=0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect.
- Client:One of the parameters supplied is invalid. HRESULT=0x80070057: The parameter is incorrect.

The same URL loads fine in the browser.

There is a very similar issue described here:
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/3374573/why-can-i-access-a-wsdl-file-from-a-browser-but-not-from-application 

In which the suggested resolution is to compare the traffic between the browser and the app using Fiddler.

However I can't seem to get Fiddler to intercept the traffic.

I've tried with and without this line:
h.ClientProperty("ServerHTTPRequest") = True


I'm on Windows Server 2008 R2
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Hi,

I am not sure if that doable in window server 2008 enterprise x86 but I will post this question. Can I customize a profile for Active directory user based on her/his name? So, the user when log on to the domain her/his picture will show up on the start screen for Windows 7 and the login screen.

I have all user pictures in the shared folder on the server.

Thx
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Is there a relatively easy way to determine the last time an officer last logged on (e.g RDP) to a windows server? I need to verify a list of officers with admin access to a server and need some stats on last access to help flag potential inappropriate assignment of admin rights.
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I had this question after viewing Tracking down source of Event ID:  4625 on Windows 2008R2 server.

I'm getting literally hundreds of attempted logins (all of which fail) showing the same Event ID (4625), but, in my case, each attempt shows a different LOGINNAME (e.g. JESUS, LISA, MARIA, the list goes on and on....).  My situation is very similar to the prior question, but I have no idea what to do and the "solution" as stated in the prior question (a "rogue" device) is not the issue....below is a screen shot of my event viewer.

Event-Viewer---Security-Audit-Failur.jpg
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Need to Use Set-WinUserLanguageList en-US to Change Language  for specific user

Can we push it remotely for specific local users on servers not in domain in silent mode

When we run it locally steps are  >Command Prompt -Type PowerShell  and hit Enter-Then Run Command -Set-WinUserLanguageList en-US -Will Ask for Y to Press

Can we get this in some script to push on remote computers in one go or if changes can be reflectedd in first login -as it is asking to log off and login again ?
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How to auto uninstall and install exe problem.  By GPO, WSUS/ SCCM?
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Hello,
Please, I have window server 2008R2 X86 and I installed WSUS on it and I did the GPO to update all computers. I got no errors when I did the installation. However, when I tried to update the clients using wuauclt / detectnow I got an error 800B0001.

Any help will be appreciated.

Thx
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Hi.
I have a weird issue running a SQL proc that returns a picture as a blob.

My laptop, LAP1, is on our corporate domain "CORP", and I am a domain user "CORP\bgood".
On that domain is a MS SQL Server "SQL1".   SQL1 runs a database DATA1.
I also have a SQL Login on SQL1 called "good_b".

There are picture files on a domain server FILE1, which LAP1 and SQL1 seem to be able to access, using File Explorer from each machine.  Both have the the picture folder mapped as "L".

From LAP1, I connect to DATA1 using SQL Server Management Studio with Windows Authentication (CORP\bgood).  Executing the procedure (similar to code below) returns a row but the Pic1Blob column is NULL.   HOWEVER -- Using  SQL SERVER authentication (good_b), the row returns nicely with the picture in Pic1Blob!

This seems backwards to me -- I would have expected Windows Authentication to work since the Windows Domain user bgood has access to the domain files.

ALSO -- If I log on to the actual SQL1 machine as "CORP\bgood" and connect to DATA1 using Windows Authentication, I can run the procedure fine, with data in the Pic1Blob column.  So, I am thinking there may be some sort of NT SERVICE or NT AUTHORITY permissions issue.

I hope I've described this right.  Any suggestions?     I can give you any more information you may need.
Thanks!
Rob

BEGIN TRY	
	CREATE TABLE #Temp1(Pic1Blob VarBinary(max))

	DECLARE @PathToPhoto varhar(50) = 'L:\Images\MyFace.jpg'
	DECLARE @SQL 

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We have a weird issue occurring and wanted to know if anyone else has experienced something like this. One of our users is printing a 400 page Bluebeam PDF document to our Ricoh MP C3300. He is printing doubled sided.The thing is it will randomly print about 20 pages upside down in no kind of order (He's printed it 6 times already). I have updated the driver to a universal PCL6 driver to see if it corrected it, and it did not. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
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We are soon being requested to migrate our team data from one file share to another, albeit on the same windows 2012 file server. The drive mappings for users will stay the same (Y:\) as part of the login script, and our infrastructure team claim the migration if data will be 'effortless' with no impact on end users!

Currently, our area on the file server It is essentially a team directory full of office documents, e.g. docx, xlsx, and a few access databases. I need to try and assess everything that could break with such a move of all our data from one share to another. I know in some of the teams word documents are hyperlinks to other documents, which use UNC paths, so whereas a hyperlink e.g. \\server\currentshare\team\dir1\word.docx will break when we move the data to \\server\newshare\team\dir1\word.docx - hyperlinks was just one area I had thought of as a possible trouble spot. Can you think of any more that we need to factor into plans.
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Powershell one-liner or script that can find the latest changed file recursively in a folder, per folder 1 deep.  
That might not make sense, I have shared folder "Shared", in that folder are 200 more folders, many of which may not have been used for a very long time. I'd like a list of the latest changed file (anywhere in that folder, or its own subfolders) in each of the 200 folders with the date. I hope that makes sense.
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A catalog media job on Backup Exec 2010 is stuck in queue.

 Although we have switched our backup process and software, I need to restore a file that was backed up using Backup Exec 2010.

The server the backup job was created on in no longer in server so I installed Backup Exec 2010 on a different server - Windows 2008 (2012 is not compatible with BE2010). We are using the same tape device and that device is recognized.  I was able to inventory the tape, but when I go to catalog it the job sits in queue. Per a thread I found, I have paused and un-paused the server. There are no alerts.

I am unable to restore the file until I can catalog the tape so that the new BE install can see the job.

Any suggestions?

Thank you.
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Hi All,

I am currently running windows server 2008 R2 as DC managing my Group policies.

My requirement is to restrict print screen button in my client workstations running with windows 7, 8, 8.1 and win 10. Can some one guide me to accomplish this using group policy.

Thank you in advance..
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Hi guys

How do you give someone the private key for the SSL certificate but un-encrypted? I don't get what they are saying.

I've got a Windows 2008 R2 web server that I created the CSR onto. Then I got the certificate from the provider and have applied the certificate to this to complete the request.

My colleague needs the private key. I exported it as a .PFX file, but when you do that, it is password protected. He needs it un-encrypted.

Do you use the MMC console to do this and then export it as a .CER file? Will that be correct?

Cheers
Yashy
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Very rusty with this. Working on an SBS 2010 standard.  Mail is not going out.  It's the weekend.  I see 58 emails in the send connector queue.

The connector was set up years ago to use a web / email hosting company as smarthost.   it's talking about authentication errors.  If the hosting company stopped that account  set up in the send connector, what other options do we have?

What companies are out there to let us use as a smart host? Why do we need a smart host? Why not be able to just push the emails out onto the web?  And how would we set that uo?

http://www.mustbegeek.com/configure-send-connector-in-exchange-2010/

talks of choosing use dns and MX to route mail.  Can we just use that? What's the pros / cons of doing that?  And /or how do you set up a 2nd smart host entry - if it can't send mail with first, smarthost, failover to 2nd?
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I'm attempting to set up a complete "parallel" (backup) network for my RemoteApp configuration.  I've bought a new server, new SonicWall firewall device, and a new switch.  The server is running Windows Server 2008 R2 and my "primary" network is hosting a number of RemoteApps for my client.  The primary system has been running for a little over a year now and, after a couple cyber-ware incidents (which have been remedied and the network secured to a comfortable level) has been running without any issues.  That said, since my intention is to set up an office in Florida (secondary system) in addition to my New Jersey office, I'm working to set up an identical network that can be "switched over to" just in case anything happens with my primary network.  The two servers are identical (secondary is actually a direct image restored from a "bare bones" backup of the primary) so, internally, I am now running 2 networks with the exact same domain name and that part is working fine.  I have purchased a separate "gateway" domain for the secondary network along with an SSL certificate in order to be able to test my secondary network BEFORE installing it in my Florida office.  The new SonicWall firewall is a slightly different model (SOHO vs. TZ-105) but it has been configured with all the same service objects, address objects, and firewall access rules.  While I suspect that the SonicWall might be my issue, I've done everything I can to ensure that both are set up the same.  
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Windows Server 2008

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Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, based on the Microsoft Vista codebase, is the last 32-bit server operating system released by Microsoft. It has a number of versions, including including Foundation, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, HPC Server, Itanium and Storage; new features included server core installation and Hyper-V.