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General Chat's Most Valuable Member awards, information, posting statistics, top members and MVMMs shared info.
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Socializing, introducing yourself, chit-chat, general non-related and off-topic talk. Newcomers post your welcome message here, it the right thread (and ONLY HERE). Forum rules must be read and followed, otherwise you will be BANNED, no questions asked.
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623 10,103
Do you think that I should open a new forum? Do you want to become a forum moderator? Are you looking for a specific item? This is the place for your feedbacks and requests.
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178 1,123
Strange notification message bar
by Blood
Server Operating Systems
For questions related to Microsoft's latest server OS
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484 2,363
Upgrade Server 2008 to Server 2012
by tolmie
For questions related to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 / 2008 R2
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2,917 13,808
Bits issue, dcom issue
by Blood
For questions related to Microsoft Windows Server 2000 / 2003
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16,071 46,061
Group Policy question
by Ossian
Dedicated to issues related to Microsoft Small Business Server 2000/2003/2008/2011
Topics: 2,920 Posts: 15,628
2,920 15,628
Client Operating Systems
Discuss Microsoft Windows 10, first version that will run on a wide range of devices, from phones and tablets to PCs and Xbox.
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76 478
For questions related to Microsoft's latest client operating system
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165 809
Windows 8.1 versus 10
For questions related to Microsoft Windows 7 operating system
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878 4,950
For questions related to Microsoft Windows Vista operating system
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555 3,075
For questions related to Microsoft's client operating systems
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2,820 14,666
Microsoft Networking Services
For questions and discussions strictly related to AD, Trusts, Migration, you name it.
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4,083 20,335
For issues directly related to DNS in Windows.
Topics: 329 Posts: 1,787
Last Post: what is DNS suffix
329 1,787
what is DNS suffix
For issues related to Microsoft-based DCHP.
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154 879
Group Policies, Administrative templates, loopbacks, security settings, you name it.
Topics: 1,508 Posts: 7,508
1,508 7,508
Group Policy not always working.
by Ossian
For questions related to Microsoft management and monitoring products such as MOM and SMS.
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Last Post: MCSA/MCSE Quetion
270 972
by Ossian
For threads related to Terminal Services (TS, RDS), Citrix, CockpIt and other remote desktop issues.
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1,249 5,692
VDIs ...Do companies use it ?
Messaging Software
Deals with issues related to Microsoft's latest Exchange server version
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3,962 17,179
mail with attachment not received
by brodden
Deals with issues related to Microsoft's Exchange servers
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6,371 28,771
A place for all your Microsoft Lync Server and Office Communications Server (OCS) related questions.
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83 213
Use this forum for posts related to the Microsoft Outlook client
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Last Post: Go To Folder?
1,355 4,863
Go To Folder?
Use this forum to post questions regarding Cisco routing and switching solutions
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2,130 8,155
Use this forum to post questions regarding the Alcatel, Samsung and other broadband modems, including Wireless access points and routers.
Topics: 587 Posts: 2,378
Last Post: UK BT Fibre
587 2,378
UK BT Fibre
by Ossian
Use this forum to post questions regarding PIX, ASA, VPN and other Cisco security solutions.
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638 2,439
General networking questions that do not fit into one of the more specific forums found on this board.
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1,273 7,015
For questions related to Microsoft's Virtual Server / Virtual PC
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280 1,493
Installed VMWare on Laptop
All Hyper-V versions.
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445 2,181
For questions related to VMWare virtualization products
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1,593 7,436
Stuff that's not directly related to either Microsoft or VMware virtualization products, such as Oracle Virtual Box, Xen etc.
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58 207
For questions related to Microsoft's latest Office suite
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142 539
For questions related to Microsoft's 2007 Office suite
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230 852
​Open corrupt word doc
by bramm
Use this forum to post questions regarding the Microsoft Office suite of products.
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335 1,355
Forum for online office suite, software plus services, built around Microsoft Office platform.
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Last Post: Office 365 for home
32 116
Office 365 for home
Microsoft BackOffice
For issues related to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008/R2 and 2012.
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193 712
*.trn files in "Backup" folder
by todd231
Discussion of a web application framework and platform developed by Microsoft.
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7 23
For questions related to Microsoft Dynamics, suite of business solutions from CRM to ERP.
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2 7
For anything not covered on other forums (ie. anything except SQL Server, SharePoint, CRM, Dynamics), eg. BizTalk.
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0 0
Windows Scripting
Scripting (most languages are supported) issues.
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1,437 7,234
can I use %logonserver% in UNC?
For good old command line and batch file issues.
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110 515
For scripting issues in VBS, JS and other scripting languages.
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93 433
For issues related to Powershell on Windows Server 2008/R2, and for products using PS.
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161 697
For all Firewall, penetration testing, port scanning tools, sniffers and other general security related issues.
Topics: 800 Posts: 4,077
800 4,077
Dedicated to discussions about the "forgot administrator password" set of articles.
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Last Post: Lost user password
709 3,302
Lost user password
Cloud Computing
Covers cloud computing platform and infrastructure from Microsoft.
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12 51
Cloud companies in the future
For AWS, collection of remote web services offered by, including EC2 and Amazon S3.
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3 4
AWS Directory Service
Discussion about Google's portfolio of highly-scalable cloud computing products.
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1 0
Google Cloud Products
vCloud Air from VMware provides the power of cloud with the flexibility allowed by virtualization.
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1 2
VMware vCloud Air at VMworld 2014
Questions and answers about all other cloud services (i.e., but not limited to, Google Apps/Docs, DropBox,, etc.)
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6 27
A place for any hardware-specific question or discussion, mostly server hardware issues
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393 2,617
D'oh! RAID card and 2012
Hardware, software and stuff that doesn't fit into any of the available categories.
Topics: 2,019 Posts: 10,329
2,019 10,329
For issues related to open source and non-Microsoft issues.
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Last Post: CryptoWall attack
42 219
CryptoWall attack
MCSA, MCSE, MCDST, MCDBA tracks, information, tests and other useful stuff.
Topics: 587 Posts: 3,934
587 3,934
70-412 lab recommendation
by Ossian
Cisco certification tracks, information, tests and other useful stuff.
Topics: 104 Posts: 551
Last Post: CCNA or CCDA?
104 551
by toddy08
Use this forum for discussions related to various certifications besides Microsoft and Cisco.
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Last Post: PMP certification
99 598
PMP certification
by Ossian

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  • Blood
    Personal online backup recommendations for the UK
    Anyone have any suggestions for reliable and sensible online backup solutions available to the UK consumer market? Last one I tried only accepted files and not folders via their uploading software, which defeats the object of the exercise.

    I have about 2TB to backup, don't need to share...
    30th August 2016, 15:05
  • beatrixkiddo
    Group Policy question
    Hello, I want to set a group policy to a standard user we have at our school (Student) which most students use, but I don't want one GPO to affect other containers with this same user. Is this possible?

    I'll try and explain a bit more...

    I have GPO's set for this user (student)...
    29th August 2016, 23:09
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    Hello. I have a windows 7 computer that I backup. The backup is always failing exactly within 2 hours. I put the windows registry keepAliveTime value to 18000 so that it checks every 3 minutes to continue without being killed in 2 hours. I have rebooted the computer and the backup still fails in...
    29th August 2016, 17:13