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Domain controllers cant replicate

Q: Domain controllers cant replicate

I have only got 2 domain controllers on my network, the primary server deals with all my DNS, file charing etc, server2 is our proxy server but also doubles up as a backup domain controller.
The problem is server2 cannot update active directory from server1
i get the following message when trying to connect to server1 from server2
"The domain controller server1 was not validated because. The RPC server is unavailable"
I am also getting plenty of error events on both servers, the error i am getting on server1 is event 1645
"The Directory Service received a failure while trying to perform an authenticated RPC call to another Domain Controller. The failure is that the desired Service Principal Name (SPN) is not registered on the target server. The server being contacted is daa52d87-1d82-44f1-b032-a6930524e669._msdcs.isenterprisesintl.co.uk. The SPN being used is E3514235-4B06-11D1-AB04-00C04FC2DCD2/daa52d87-1d82-44f1-b032-a693[email protected]
Please verify that the names of the target server and domain are correct. Please also verify that the SPN is registered on the computer account object for the target server on the KDC servicing the request. If the target server has been recently promoted, it will be necessary for knowledge of this computer's identity to replicate to the KDC before this computer can be authenticated. "
I have looked this up on ms.com and found an article explaing a hotfix will fix this. All updates are installed, so it obviously isnt!!
it then goes on to mention setspn.exe
this app runs on server2 but cannot find either server, it tells me there is no such object??
it generates and error on server1 and wont run??
I have also gone through several other articles on RPC and SPN that i have got from ms.com, but nothing that is allowing DC's to communicate correctly.
Id like to add the error i am getting on server2 is a SAM
error: 16650. I get another error event every 2 minutes
I have also looked into this on ms.com, but it just tells me to look elsewhere within event viewer, which then takes me back to RPC!!

can anyone give me some idea what i need to do here to sort this.
There is a lot of info here so i haVe only posted the basics

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A: Domain controllers cant replicate

just been running a few more checks and have seen a descrepancy between the 2 servers
Schema server = server1
Domain server = server1
PDC server = server1
RID server = server1
Infrastructure server = server1
Schema server = server1
Domain server = server1
PDC server = server1
RID server = server1
Infrastructure server = server2 ---- ????

I have tried to change this setting on server2 in active directory operations masters, but it says
"The current domain controller is the operations master. To transfer the operations master role to another computer, you must first conenct to it"
But it wont let me connect to the other DC because it cant find the RPC server!!! argghh
is there another way to alter these settings?? anyone??

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I have quite a number of DC's and the configuration of port mirroring is something that we just cant take on.

I understand there is going to be a release of ATA where the port mirroring is not a requirement and an agent will take that role on the DC.

Anyone heard of this?

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Hi Just installed the latest version of Windows 2003 for Small Business (Sp1)

I have installed this OS on a new Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX150 S4.

Now I want just to use this Server as a server on a Workgroup. But the OS insists that it should be the Domain Controller. And then it just shuts it self down. Below is a log from the event viewer. Is there a way around this or will I have to bow down to the might of Microsoft. Just don't really want to configure the entire Lan from workgroup to Domain
Event ID 1014
Source SBCore

This computer must be configured as a domain controller. It will be shut down in 30 minutes. To prevent this computer from shutting down, run Setup on the disk that you used to install the operating system to configure the computer as a domain controller.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

A:Domain Controllers - Can anyone help please

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We have a primary and secondary domain controller on our network. We use a windows 2000 exchange server as our primary controller and another server as our secondary controller. to start, the active directories are not the same, as they should be between the two servers. how do i fix that?

the other problem I am starting to have is that the Windows xp client machines can't find the domain after being rebooted. I end up having to rejoin the domain in order to get the client machines to log on. If the client logs off, without rebooting, logging back onto the domain is no problem. I think this has something to do with the clients trying to log onto the secondary controller for some reason, and since the active directories arent sync'd, its only causing more problems...can anyone shed some light on the subject? thanks.

A:Domain Controllers

Hey DVation, sounds like you need to force replication for Active Directory between your Primary and Secondary domain controllers. Only members of Domain Admins or Enterprise Admins groups can perform this function unless you have been delegated the appropropriate permissions.
Refer to the following link for details:
As far as your XP machines go, make sure that your DNS suffix for each PC is correct and that your IP, DNS, and Gateway addresses are correct. Windows 2000/XP use DNS for name resolution in an Active Directory environment. Also, is Active Directory running in Mixed Mode or Native Mode?

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i configured a domain controller on my virtualbox and i want to connect another DC to it. the guest machine is windoms 8. the network adapter i used is NAT. first DC IP:192,168,5.2, Gateway:, Subnet mask: and DNS as the gateway IP. for the second domain controller, server IP:, gateway: and DNS as the IP of the first DC.. dont know why they are not communicating with each other. The moment i run dcpromo on the second DC it comes up with an error message to check my DNS and the domain name...it comes with this error too, 0x000005B4_TIMEOUT.....CAN ANYONE HELP

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Actually, I have 2 DC's 1 Threat Management Gateway, 1 Windows Server (Web Server), 1 Windows Storage Server, 2 Exchange servers and 1 Sharepoint Server and 2 Hyper-V servers. ALL Running Server 2008 R2

Should I be upgrading any of these to SP1?

A:Upgrade Domain Controllers to SP1 or not

Hello Abuttino,

I would recommend to wait until the "official" SP1 RTM is released by Microsoft sometime this first quarter of 2011. Afterwards, it should be available in Windows Update, and for download (standalone version) directly from Microsoft.

Hope this helps,

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I have an older 2000 server which is a domain controller, I can not for the life of me figure out how to demote the machine so i can rejoin it to a new domain. I do not need two domain controllers in this network.
any ideas on how to? i already tried start>run>dcpromo

I decided to post here since i didn't see a section for server 2000. thanks

A:problems with Domain controllers

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Unless i am missing something we cant "detect" a new domain controller added to a enviroment as this is a "regular" task , not sure if admin logging on to new server would trigger in a enviroment that have been running more than 30 days

Adding Domain Controllers to sentisive groups
Listing Domain Controllers not monitored by ATA
List newly created/removed domain controllers

Would be a great feature for future versions

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I just swapped out domain controllers and am now having synchronizing issues. It is still looking for the old server that i just replaced and i cant make it look for the new one. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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Hope this belongs here............

I have some questions regarding changing the hardware in my domain controller. Im basically rebuilding it with new Processor, RAM, Mobo, etc.
Its just a desktop computer running Windows Server 2003. I plan to keep all the names of the machine and IP/domain the same. Is there anything I need to lookout for by doing this? I dont want to lose my active directory and user accounts on the machines that rely on this domain controller. Can I just build the new server, set it up as a domain controller with all the same settings and the computers will be aable to log into the new controller with the same users?

A:Changing Domain Controllers

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I was excited to see that the new ATA 1.6 has a Lightweight Gateway that no longer requires port mirroring by installing it directly on the Domain Controllers. This makes total sense to me and gives me confidence in this ATA team. We have VMWare
and the port mirroring was an issue.
However, we are not excited about the .NET requirement on the Domain Controllers. The installation does indicate it is needed for the setup, but does anyone know if we can uninstall the .NET component once the installation is complete? Any thoughts?

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Hi everybody,
after my last Implementation of ATA (one week ago) I got a strange "condition". It's an implementation with LWGW on all DCs (Server 2012 R2), no seperate gateway installation.
Everything worked like a charm, as always, just worked through the deployment guide. We get alerts on DNS Enums or suspitious AD requests. We see logons on different member servers and clients if we search for them. We see changes to security groups and
we even see if I create a new service on one of the DCs so I guess event forwarding works.
What we don't see: Any logons on the domain controllers. It doesn't matter if I rdp into one of the DCs or via console. If I search for one of the domain controllers and let ATA show the "profile page" of it, the timeline ist just empty. Tried
different DCs, different user accounts, even created new users and new domain admins. ATA doesn't recognize any logon on domain controllers.
I appreciate any hints.


Thanks, regards, tim

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Hi All,
I am trying to configure ATA Lightweight gateway on additional domain controller. I am getting the error.
The Console, https://ata.domain.com,  returned an error while attempting to register  the gateway. For more details, please review the Center error logs.

I can open https://ata.domain.com from the DC without any issue and the Port required for the communication is open.
There is no error in Application or system logs on DC or ATA server.
Center error logs in ATA is also not pointing to any error.

Thank you for assistance.

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At my work we have an active directory domain. In the root of this domain there are two domain controllers.

ie dc1.mywork.com, dc2.mywork.com

When users login, they always seem to get authenticated by dc2, as you can see the login script running from that server, and when we shut down dc2, no one can login.

(have not shut down dc2 for any length of time to see if dc1 will eventually "take over" the login duties)

Where can I specify which server provides authentication for the domain? Or can I be assured that dc1 will take over for dc2 when dc2 goes down?

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I have over 400 domain controllers. The initial look at ATA seemed to require port mirroring on the DC's and that was just impossible. I was told an agent of some type on the DC's was coming. Is that an option now?

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Can Microsoft please provide methodology for setting up Windows Event forwarding (Sender initiated) for a Domain Controller based on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Core installation? Unfortunately all of your documentation relies on using the local Event
Viewer GUI to set this up. Connecting Event Viewer from a full Server 2012 installation to a Core Installation loses this ability entirely. The only option I've tried to employ so far leverages an .xml file, but I am not sure it is working correctly.

Please note: this is for Windows Security Event ID 4776 ingestion.

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I have the latest version of ATA - 1.9.7312.32791
I have deployed ATA Lightweight Gateway to many domain controllers throughout my organisation from exactly the same "Microsoft ATA Gateway setup.exe" with accompanying .json file in the same folder.

Nearly all the Domain Controllers have been Windows Server 2016 Core with a quiet install via command line.
The installation has worked perfectly with the exception of two domain controllers on the same physical subnet/site.
The installation error code in the log is:
Error [\[]TaskAwaiter[\]] System.Net.Http.HttpRequestException: An error occurred while sending the request. ---> System.Net.WebException: The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send. ---> System.IdentityModel.Tokens.SecurityTokenValidationException:
Failed to validate certificate thumbprint [\[]thumbprint=FC78E602AA1E8BF57CC2270E81788E5ADC511DF4[\]]

Seeing as every other installation worked fine, I suspect something must be blocking or interfering with the certificate being successfully negotiated back at the ATA centre
The likelyhood if being an error with the JSON file is extremely small as the failures occurred in the middle of the installation program, with successful implementations either side of the two that failed.

What can I get the network team to check regarding firewalls, network traffic or blocked ports?

Has anyone seen similar?

Thank you


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I want to set all my domain controllers (DC and RDC) to pull time from time.windows.com. In order to achieve this I am planing to create a gp (Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Windows Time Service/Time Providers)and
link to Domain Controller OU.
My question is, is it the best thing to do, or is there any risk or best practices with respect to this.

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I am attempting to lab up ATA 1.7.1, and am having a similar issue to the following ATA Forum thread: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/security/en-US/c817193a-9859-48fa-a208-eb644b17005b/service-on-lightweight-gateway-wont-start?forum=mata
Event viewer is showing that the service is attempting to restart, and the ATA logs are full of this error (occurs every 20 seconds):
2016-10-18 23:49:50.2983 856 5 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 Error [DirectoryServicesClient+<OnInitializeAsync>d__12] Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.ExtendedException: Domain controllers are not configured
at Microsoft.Tri.Gateway.Resolution.DirectoryServices.DirectoryServicesClient.<OnInitializeAsync>d__12.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.Module.<InitializeAsync>d__18.MoveNext()
--- End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown ---
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.ThrowForNonSuccess(Task task)
at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.TaskAwaiter.HandleNonSuccessAndDebuggerNotification(Task task)
at Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Framework.ModuleManager.<OnInitializeAsync>d__4.MoveNext()
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After the 1.9 upgrade we got an Timeline event about Brute Force attacks.
When investigating and looking at Event Logs >Security I started to panic when noticing 4776 errors against user: "administrator" and the source workstation was always a domain controller.
This would happen every few seconds.  Stopping the ATA gateway service on the domain controllers stopped this behaviour.
Any ideas or recommendations?
The computer attempted to validate the credentials for an account.

Logon Account:    [email protected]
Source Workstation:    DC4
Error Code:    0xc0000064

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I come to you again seeking help. We have a problem with our logon and startup to our Windows 7 Enterprise system. We have more than 3000 Windows Desktops situated in roughly 20+ buildings around
campus. Almost every computer on campus has the problem that I will be describing. I have spent over two months peering over etl files from Windows Performance Analyzer (A great product) and hundreds of thousands of event logs. I come to you today humbled
that I could not figure this out. The problem as simply put our logon times are extremely long. An average first time logon is roughly 2-10 minutes depending on the software installed. All computers are Windows 7, the oldest computers being 5 years old. Startup
times on various computers range from good (1-2 minutes) to very bad (5-60). Our second time logons range from 30 seconds to 4 minutes. We have a gigabit connection between each computer on the network. We have 5 domain controllers which also double as our
DNS servers.
My original posts on:
Technet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproperf/thread/e8400dbe-e6b8-4b1d-8851-a03e7af32e6e
Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/w5f38/network_logon_issues_with_group_policy_and/
I followed a lot of what you all told me to do from testing the domain controllers with dcdiag and also completing netlogon tests. I did group policy tests where I got rid of the group policy
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A:Major Network Logon Issues (8 Domain Controllers and 3.5 thousand workstations) DNS, Time Server, DHCP, and Group Policy Errors


I would like to suggest using Network Monitor to troubleshoot the issue.


Jeremy Wu
TechNet Community Support

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Any textbook definition of a computer virus talks about how they can replicate?
But, unfortunately there is never any explanation as to what process is used to replicate and where do they replicate. i.e. do they just replicate in the file/folder/directory 
where the payload was release or do they replicate in any opportunistic location in the file system?
Hoping someone can answer this one or provide a web link to another source?

A:How do viruses replicate?

PLease see...https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/287710/how-malware-spreads-how-your-system-gets-infected/

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I noticed that I have replicate services in the task manager. I have 2 csrss.exe; 4 iexplore.exe and 14 svchost.exe . Only one of the iexplore.exe indicates that it is running normally. The others have to finish some threads or they are waiting for finish work or finish another process. Do I need all of them? If not, how can I remove them? Will removing them improve the running of my computer? Thanks.

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How do you make something that looks like the Windows Live Messenger Avatar? I'm a bit stuck with making the edges look that bit "fatter".

Heres what I mean:

A:How on Earth do you replicate the WLM Border?

Just to clarify, I want to make this in photoshop. Thanks

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I am interested in replicating my W2K file print server to another W2K server nightly to achieve fault tolerance. Is this possible?

A:Replicate W2K file server

I recommend you check out DoubleTake, see: http://www.giant-technologies.co.uk/doubletake/

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The below graphic is used on a website (http://www.music.three.com.au/) that I visited recently, as its background (it's obviously tiled).

Now, I love this graphic and the style it has with the website, so I'd like to make my own version of it, as similarly as possible, but I'm not sure how. I'm familiar with Adobe Photoshop CS3, but just not familiar with how to get this graphic happening. Also, how can I make it tile without showing the tile-lines?

Any detailed help here would be fantastic!

A:Solved: How Can I Replicate This Graphic?

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Open 2 windows, then right-click taskbar and select Show windows side by side. Then right-click taskbar and Show windows stacked. Now right-click taskbar and Undo stacked. I find that I am back to the side by side view with no option to Undo it, and no quick way to get back to where I started. It's the same when selecting Stacked first and then go to Side by side without Undoing first. (Or Cascaded as well)

Windows is only remembering the last view as the "Restore" view but I want it to remember more than 2! Possible?

I'm not going to suffer much if it isn't, as I'm using Brink's Shortcuts, but I would like to get back to my original arrangements after going back and forth between the other views, without having to Undo each time.

A:SideBySide & Stacked - can you replicate this please

Unless I'm missing something here, all you need to do is expand the window that you want to look at. Am I not comprehending what you want to do?

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Malware appears to have hijacked my browsers when I click on links within the windows. Your help would be appreciated. On opening browsers they open normally then when links are clicked, pop-unders load and take over the tab and open new tabs. Warning pop-ups display on the screen and they also open new tabs with more advertisements & other ad websites. It is very hard to stay on any one given screen as once the pop-unders open, they disable the page. A new page has to be opened and the links clicked quickly in order to click the links.

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Is there software out there that can replicate on 3 computers at the same time?

Computer 1 >>>> NAS >>>> Computer 3

input much appreciated!

A:Is there software out there that can replicate on 3 computers?

Can you be a little more specific??? What exactly are you trying to do?

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I have two Windows XP machines as well. I don't have a cross over cable, but I'm **sure** I've connected my laptop and my desktop machines together to share files once before. I did not write down what I did, and now I wish to do it again. I don't care about the internet connection. I'm just taking a backup of the laptop, and using the desktop's DVD burner to store it.

I have a cable "modem" connected to a 4 port router. A line goes out of the router to the desktop network card. Another line goes out of this router to a switch upstairs, and from there into the laptop. It goes through a switch because I needed a little extra length on the cable to get it to the laptop. I knew a switch would work - I didn't know why I knew that - but it does.

The desktop normally acts as the main computer for the internet for both machines. I suspect I want to disconnect the internet modem, put file sharing on, create a new connection in control panel/network connections. Something like that. I do also remember I had to bounce both machines before they would see each other. I could then use the network connection to the other's machine to see its files.

Can anyone offer some sage advice on what exactly I need to do?


A:worked once - need to replicate steps

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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Can it be done ? Is it possible to just replicate the data then reform it elsewhere unencrypted, I've done it before but I can't remember the program. (Although that was XP EFS)

This is Pieloi, incase anyone remembers that guy...
And guess who's important password .txt files were encrypted then forgotten about during a clean reinstall...hmm

And I don't have a key or certificate. (Thus I'm getting nowhere in the decrypting universe.)
-Previous OS was Win7. Check Pieloi for specs.
-Encrypted files are located within a truecrypt partition (Which I know the password of).

A:Is it possible to Recover/Replicate EFS encrypted Files ?

Don't have the key from the previous installation you will not decrypt it.
Unless you have time and computing power (lots of power) to brute force AES.

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I have a system here in front of me that is supposed to be beeping at startup, but I absolutely cannot replicate it. User states the system will not boot, it only beeps at startup, with nothing on the screen. User has tried different monitors, power strips, power cables, keyboards, mice and has taken the entire system physically to another house and gets the same result. I personally haven't seen this issue. I'm even using all of the same components that the user has been using at their house...everything including monitor, keyboard, all cables. I've powered off probably 50 times with no issues, and have used it for almost a full day. But user has brought it back 2 times saying they can't get it to boot.

Anyone have any suggestions at all? I'm officially stumped.

A:Solved: Beeping at startup...can't replicate

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I have purchased 4 Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 AO1-131-C726 Laptop 11.6" 2GB RAM  I've spent over half a day setting the first one up with guest account, anti virus, tidying up, backing up, etc and I'm now faced with the daunting task of setting up a further 3 of them. Is there any way I can replicate the first one? I'm guessing one problem might be with Windows license but I'm guessing these can be updated if I somehow obtain their license first. Can anyone advise please.

A:Trying to replicate a Acer Cloudbook 11 on a furth...

You would need to network them and have a software deployment tool and probably know how to code and if they were PC's it would be doable, but I don't think it is in Cloudbooks.

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This is a continuation of this thread.


I'm pretty sure I contracted the Trojan while downloading a file from utorrent. I had just downloaded the software via Demonoid not more than 5 hours before I ran the scan that found the Trojan and had only downloaded 1 movie and was in the process of downloading a second (only about 10 minutes into it) when I stopped that download and ran the McAfee scan. Before I downloaded the second file I got some kind of windows firewall warning that I promptly ignored and and went ahead with the download. I got the feeling that it was that file that contained the Trojan so I deleted it from my computer immediately after I found the Trojan.

I tried going back into McAfee to find the name of the Trojan but was unable to do so. If anyone could tell me how I would be happy to do it and post the name here.

I followed the instructions layed out by koala (thank you BTW) and have obtained the necessary files, I just hope I post them correctly.

Here is the DDS report:

DDS (Ver_09-02-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Dan at 10:22:50.25 on Tue 02/17/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6001.18000
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6001.1.1252.1.1033.18.3062.1527 [GMT -6:00]

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
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A:Making sure a Trojan didn't replicate

72 hour BUMP

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Has anyone found a way to replicate the Win7 Start Menu Search box (where it lists files, control panel options and programs together)?
I don't really need the Start Menu, just to change the behaviour of the Start Screen's search, or to add the Win7 Search Box to the taskbar or something.

EDIT: Also, has anyone found a way to import Win8's awesome ''multiple file copy/delete'' dialog box backwards to Win7? I love how all the different copys that you're doing expand downwards into one 'copy window' and it's all in Windows Explorer UI. I hate being back on Win7 and having to deal with loads of copy windows, manually arranging them next to each other so I can see how far along they all are.

A:replicate the Win7 Start Menu Search box

Originally Posted by lilsting10

Has anyone found a way to replicate the Win7 Start Menu Search box (where it lists files, control panel options and programs together)?
I don't really need the Start Menu, just to change the behaviour of the Start Screen's search, or to add the Win7 Search Box to the taskbar or something.

EDIT: Also, has anyone found a way to import Win8's awesome ''multiple file copy/delete'' dialog box backwards to Win7? I love how all the different copys that you're doing expand downwards into one 'copy window' and it's all in Windows Explorer UI. I hate being back on Win7 and having to deal with loads of copy windows, manually arranging them next to each other so I can see how far along they all are.

I' don't know about the search yet. But the explorer in Win7.... there is something to try out:
Better Explorer called Better Explorer. Maybe I' ll test this in a VM, is still beta but it looks good.

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Intel can't yet replicate published SSD performance drop

There's been a bit of controversy brewing over whether or not the performance of Intel's SSD X25-M drive degrades as the drive is used due to file fragmentation. PC Perspective has reported that it does; Intel says it can't replicate the data yet. Ars investigates the goings-on.

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A:Intel can't yet replicate published SSD performance drop

Very interesting indeed

Made me stop to think... Will this trigger another breed of defrag utilities specifically, SSD Defrag tools for desktop applications? I imagine the defragmentation would be many many times more efficient than of HDs even at almost full capacity.

Shipping out products that are not yet prepared to handle demanding desktop environments are not unheard of just to get an early market share

I'm sure many of us are just waiting for SSDs to be the common storage media so we could all go solid state without the heavy pricing.

Cheers Nigel

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I have a laptop that needs reformatting and the CD Drive is broken.
Its fairly old, purchased in 2003.

I have the "Recovery Media" Discs but I cant use it on this laptop.

I tried putting the hard drive into a dell laptop and reformat it from there, Dell BIOS says this is not a dell product blah blah I cant use it. It even BSOD's trying to boot the HD so I put it back into the laptop.

Now my question is can IF I can replicate the recovery disc onto a USB and reformat the computer on the boot up sequence.

If not does anyone know a solution to this? I would like to connect the laptop hd to my desktop, it looks like IDE but it apparently doesnt fit.

I am currently trying to get the dell disc drive and swap it into my laptop. But I am having serious issues trying to open the laptop, removed all the screws something still seems to hold the casing together.

Thanks In Advance

A:Can I replicate recovery media disc to a thumb drive?

Here are instructions for replacing Dell Optical (CD/DVD) drive

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I am a somewhat intermediate PC user, so I am in need of some expert advice on how to fix my computer. Here's the story.

I have a Gateway GM5643E with Vista. Everything is standard except that we upgraded the memory card to an Nvidia 8500 GT when we bought it (abt 2 years ago) and upgraded to a 500 watt engine to power it.

My husband plays Civ 4 - A LOT! In my novice opinion, I think the computer seems "hot" and that it doesn't function very smoothly after a long session. He recently went on a spree and then we started getting random BSOD crashes. However, it didn't really happen in the game. It usually happpens when you are just doing something simple like surfing the web. Here's my troubleshooting path:

1) At first I thought it was just overheating - I thoroughly cleaned and it seemed to help for a couple weeks
2) I though IE might be the issue, so after trying to install updates and seeing no benefit, I switched to Google Chrome. Again, seemed to help for a couple weeks.
3) Next, I performed a memory check and the RAM appears to be in good working order (performed the full process 3 times in a row). The BSOD errors seem to be more frequent now (almost every time the computer is used) and very random with no rhyme or reason.
4) Today, I unplugged the video card in case that is making things worse. I rolled the system back to the factory original basic video card. Immediately after install, I got another BSOD.
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A:Random BSOD crashes - can't replicate, no rhyme or reason

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I have the habit of customizing folders' icon for easier management and nicer look, when needed. When copying a folder or many folders/subfolders with Microsoft Explorer, no matter where the destination is, the customized icons are showing up properly rather than the standard yellow folder icon.
I started using a synchronization application as I need to replicate some data on different devices/places and the synchronization should be two way so that no matter where I work and what I do I have a perfect mirror of the data.
Sadly, I noticed that any kind of software, even xcopy (from MS-DOS), fail to replicate properly the customized icons. So, I end up with plain standard folders on target path.

I read this article on this forum but it does not apply (see below). I also opened a new support question on social.technet.microsoft.com (it is in Italian) but nobody seems to answer with a solution.

The goal is to be able to replicate/reproduce custom folder's icons without any manual interaction exactly as if I would do this via Explorer. It is not acceptable that a user has to manually modify what was synchronized having to go through thousands of folders...

I am trying to understand what does Explorer do that makes it capable to reproduce the correct icon when, instead, any other software fails and how to apply the solution to third party software.

Please anyone can kindly help?
Thank you

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I wants to perform the specific application under domain admin right for domain user account
I have try create shortcut and type:"runas /user:ComputerName\Username /savecred "C:\path\to\file.exe""
Then, I can run it and pop up the Attention. but  the application is appear "APPSCRASH", when press"Yes" 
If I type local / domain administrator account, it can run application normally.
How to fix it? The application is typing of the dead

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Hello everyone,

We are running into a somewhat peculiar issue that I have been unable to find any information about and I was hoping someone here could point me in the right direction.

Several of our Windows 7 laptops (We're working on moving to W10) have become unable to change the password for a domain account from the Change a Password screen after hitting CTRL ALT DEL. Usually when someone would select to change their password,
it would take them to the text boxes with the domain\username pre-populated, I'm sure you are familiar.

Recently, when following the same steps, an account selection screen comes up with the option to use a smart card or simply type in the username. While we are working on implementing smart cards, they are not yet in use and in fact should not even
show any options for them yet. After opting to type in a user account, rather than populating the username field with domain\username, the field remains blank with grey text saying "provider\user name" instead. If the user types in their domain\username
and attempts to change the password, they get a generic error stating it is unable to change the password.

Users are still able to use a co-workers machine to change their password from the same screen by substituting the username. Most of the affected machines are from users that work in the same team, even though those same users can change their passwords
elsewhere just fine. It appears to be isolated to specific ... Read more

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I am trying to add a win 7 pro pc to a domain and I get this error " an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed"
I am running win server 2003 can anyone help?

A:error an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed

Ok I got it to work I put in the DNSserver address agine same as I did yesterday ( I must have put it in 3 or 4 times) and it din''t work I did it agine today and it worked the frist time. Thank you every one for your help

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Currently we are in the middle of a migration project. We are migrating users from child domains to the root domain of one organization.
The user accounts are migrated with powershell using Move-ADObject cmdlet. This works as expected. The SIDHistory attribute is updated correctly.
Recently we received complaints from some *migrated* users - they lost their default/custom file associations. This happens only on Windows 8/Windows 8.1.
What happens:

the user is migrated and logs onher profile loads and everything's preserved (as expected)the user clicks on a .jpeg file (previously associated with program XYZ)OS asks the user to choose a program to open the file withthe user chooses a default program XYZ and the file openswhen the user clicks on a .jpeg file again - OS asks to choose a program again
i.e. the settings are not preserved.

Our investigation shows that it is connected with the UserChoice registry key and the HASH value under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.SomeExt

According to this blog 
the HASH is calculated based on user's SID. But after the migration the user has new SID and the HASH becomes invalid and we hit this:
"However In Win 8, the registry changes are verified by a hash (unique per user and app)  that detects tampering by apps. In the absence of a valid hash, we ignore the default in the registry."
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A:File associations are lost when user account is migrated from one domain to another domain (SID changes)

Hello Petar K. Georgiev,
Please check the following article to change the registry key to change back to the default file type associations.
Please note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.
Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENPlease remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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Hi All,

I want to run a data validation userform for an Excel sheet. Yes I should probably just use Access, but I want something simple, and easy to use for my user - and Excel worksheets are portable and email-able. Access database for this and other things is being worked on.

Does anyone know how to incorporate the button from the attached picture, into a UserForm? Is there an accessible class? Or does it have to built, bit by bit?

A:Excel UserForms - Create / Replicate the "select range" button


I can't view your attachment for some reason.. Which button on which menu are you talking about? there are only so many controls you can add on a userform. Generally built in functionality isn't quite as easily accessible programmatically. Kind of a pain, but then again it depends on what you're talking about. Since I can't see the picture, kind of hard to estimate it..

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when i add win 7 client machine to a domain i got this error " an attempt to resolve the DNS name of a domain contrller in the domain being joined has failed" how to solve it . plz help

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I hit major problems yesterday when a power surge killed my server (despite ups/surge protection!). We have a small set up of 15 win2k machines and one Windows server 2003 all connected under a domain.

Basically all user machines were unaffected but my only method of getting us up and running was installing a fresh version of 2003 server on a new machine. i followed this guide and configured it to use the same domain as last time (hoping that all the client machines would carry on as they were before the server out). i've managed to set up access to shared drives hosted on the network. That is working.

However i am now having these problems on all client machines

Client machines cannot connect to shared printers from another client machine. - Logging on as an administrator to their machine locally (not domain) you can add and print. Simply changing their policies to admin does not allow them access.
Each machines is still connected to the domain (so it says) but if you take them off and try to put them back on the domain i get this error:the following error occurred attempting to join the domain " ". network path was not found
If somebody can help me out i would be very gratefull. I'm alright with basic networking but have never installed Win server from fresh. I like to think i've just missed a simple checkbox or similar!? I've basically followed the guide and have done little else in way of changes, so you should be able to get a good i... Read more

A:Complete Domain Issue! Shared printers & adding domain

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