Why is this question considered off-topic?

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This is a case where Stack Exchange's desire to be nicer leads to confusion. I forget the explanation of why it's nicer, but details of why a question was closed are hidden from anyone with less than 3000 reputation. You see this short explanation:

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A longer explanation of why it's closed is shown to people who are able to cast close and re-open votes and would have answered your question:

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Questions should demonstrate reasonable information technology management practices. Questions that relate to unsupported hardware or software platforms or unmaintained environments may not be suitable for Server Fault.
Closed 3 days ago by Greg Askew, Swisstone, Dave M, womble♦.
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  • Actually, the off-topic reasons have been upgraded and some mods have initiated a discussion on their meta sites to personalize the messages, though the public-to-all "close description" is empty by default since the migration to the new design, and mods also need to deactivate the current reason to modify it...
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Jul 6, 2020 at 15:33

Because trying to use a non-powershell command line on a 17 year old, unsupported Windows server is the poster child for the reasonable information technology management practices close reason.

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