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A desktop computer is a personal computer designed for use at a single location due to its size and power requirements, usually by one person. The most common configuration has a case that houses the power supply, motherboard, disk storage (usually one or more hard disk drives and optical disc drives); a keyboard and mouse for input; and computer monitor and printer for output. The case may be oriented horizontally and placed atop a desk or vertically and placed underneath or beside a desk.

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We have our folders redirected to a share on our file server that contains the user's desktop, documents and favorites. We've got a user that when she logs in to a specific PC, she gets an error, "\\server\users\username\desktop refers to a location that is unavailable." If I got into My Computer and look at her mapped Y drive, which is mapped to her users share, it has a red X on it and I get a similar error when trying to double-click on it. If she goes and logs into a different computer, her desktop comes up fine and the Y drive is mapped correctly.

If I browse to \\server\vol1\users\username\folder name, I can get there just fine. It's just if I got to \\server\users\username\folder name.

I went into the Registry to HKCU > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Explorer > Shell Folder and User Shell Folders and forced the desktop, documents and favorites to \\server\vol1\users\username\folder and closed out. It seems after logging off or rebooting, it points right back to \\server\users\username\folder and gives me the error.
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I have a strange problem on both a desktop and laptop. when using them at home outlook keeps prompting me for my office 365 email password. When i take either machine elsewhere, outlook connets and never prompts me.

I am using Office 365 (Outlook 2016) with my office 365 account. Any ideas on what the issue might be. I have already tried the following.

-recreated outlook profile
-tried in safe mode
-changed DNS on both machines to use 8.8.8.8
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I have a Windows 10 machine that loses focus during remote desktop session. Every few seconds, the window i'm working with becomes inactive.
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I've got a relative's desktop machine with Windows 7 Enterprise on it.

I have got it going again (possibly dead graphics card and heatsink choked with dust) and am looking at upgrading this machine to Windows 10.

I don't have the media for this machine.  It has the Windows certificate attached to the side of the machine.

Is this possible?  And if so, how?
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I cannot find a W7 32 bit driver for a Belkin Desktop adapter model FSD7001.  Can someone point me to a URL to download one or should I just purchase a new one?
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In Outlook 2010, you need to include your Exchange email address in the path:
outlook.exe /select "outlook:\\Public Folders - frank@slipstick.com\All Public Folders\folder\subfolder"

This works as typed above. But, I want to create a shortcut for anyones desktop with the /%logged on user% variable. I have tried but cant get it to work.
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Good Afternoon,

I've one RDS 2012 R2 server sitting in my network, as this is getting used more I am concerned about only have one server and it being a single point of failure etc. There are about 30 users connecting to the server but not all at the same time, some user connect using Remote apps and some connect to a share desktop

The server has the RD Gateway installed, one collection which consists of 6 applications.

My main objective is to virtualise the above RDS server, or add a second virtual RDS server to for DR.

So far I've converted the above RDS server a virtual machine, remove it from the domain, renamed it and joined it back to the domain.

I've a message on the newly created virtual server under Remote Desktop Service Overview that displays

"The following servers in this deployment are not part of the server pool:
myserver.co.uk
The servers must be added to the server pool

Thanks in advance
Ian
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Hello Experts,
is it advisible to have three macs yosemite using parallels and
 a separate desktop  not a mac with windows 10
 in the same LAN  ? and sharing same apps from the windows 10 ?
will the network work normally ? or
maybe we should convert all stations to windows and have the macs only for its own apps?
Regards,
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Hello,

I need to backup for my users their 'My Documents' & Desktop to the Server.
what will be the best solution ?

thank u
David Dotan Sofer
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Hello,
How can I navigate between tabpages by arrow keys;  (Left and Right).
I am using vb.net 2015 desktop.

Cheers
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Sorry. If someone is on a machine that doesn't have the office downloads from office 365 (word, excel, etc.) - they have older versions of office, like 2010 or 2013 on that machine.

Do they need to install the onedrive for business download to be able to get to onedrive files?

And if they are on a machine with the latest office desktop apps installed via office 365, then they don't need the onedrive for business download?

all that correct?

thanks!
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hello,
i would like to run a command from the command prompt as admin every 2 weeks
how exactly do i set it up,
i'd also like  a shortcut on the desktop to run it manually -if needed
for clarity's sake lets say i want to run  sfc /scannow

answers for windows  7  and windows 10 plse !
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I have some older win 7 PCs that would be perfect for "thin clients"

I have installed fresh Windows 10 Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.413)

When I setup user in "ASSIGNED ACCESS" mode for Microsoft Remote Desktop app - the app gets stuck on "Connecting...."
Otherwise all seems to be working properly.

When the same user account is removed from "assigned access" mode - the Microsoft Remote Desktop app works fine and connects without any issues.

Any ideas how to fix this - or maybe there is a better solution to turn those PC's into "thin Client"
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Since the last round of updates on our Windows 2008 R2 DC, we're having an odd intermittent issue with Remote Desktop on local PCs. This occurs with both Windows 7 and Windows 10.

The error users receive says this: "Other User. To sign in remotely, you need the right to sign in through Remote Desktop Services. By Default, members of the Remote Desktop Users group have this right. If the group you're in doesn't have this right, or if the right has been removed from the Remote Desktop Users group, you need to be granted this right manually."

All our users have local Admin privileges on their local computers, which in the past has always been adequate to permit Remote Desktop access.

Adding the user to the local PC Remote Desktop Users group does solve the issue. But we don't understand why this is necessary, or why it suddenly becomes necessary after working fine for years with the user only in the local Administrators group.
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We just cutover from our old file server to a new one that contains a number of shares. The larger issue we've run into is that all of the user folders are in a share \\server\users\username which contains their Documents, Favorites and Desktop. We got the drives to map correctly to the new server but if a user is in Windows Explorer and clicks on Documents or Desktop on the left side, it's still pointing at the old server. I have tried to change the location of the Documents folder to point to the new server but I get an error that it can't be used because it's not indexed.

A couple of other users are having issues on other PCs with their desktop not displaying correctly. If they scan or try to save something to their desktop, it will either give them an error that their is not enough quota to process the command or it will save it but not show up on the desktop. If they got through their User share folder browse to the desktop, it will show up.

Almost all of the PCs are Windows 7 with a couple of Windows 10 mixed in.

Sorry for the rambling post but I'm wondering what the best way to resolve these issues are. Thanks!
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I have a client with a new Acer desktop, Win 10 (Home).  It is set to never go to sleep, and is left on 24/7.

The owner says that every morning since it was installed a month ago, he has to turn it on in the morning, even though it is in high performance, never sleep mode. Sometimes it will not start up unless he unplugs the tower for a second, then replugs.

The Event Viewer shows no hardware issues at all.  The most telling thing is that it always seems to be after installing Windows update, most often Windows Defender, which he was using. I disabled it through Regedit, and installed AVG, to see if that might help.  Even though Defender is disabled, the icon still comes up in the tray area (though it acknowledges that it is not the main antivirus) and so I'm concerned that Windows will continue to install updates.

Has anyone encountered a shutdown issue such as this?  

Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
Dave
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Hi,

my nextbook model (NXW116QC264) happens to go dead. When you plug in the charger - the red lights comes on but when you press the power - it wont come on?

What will be an issue here? Any idea?

Also, is there a way to extract data off it?

Regards,
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Users log onto a Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine via Remote Desktop Services.  After opening a browser (IE 11 or Chrome...error occurs in both), and logging into https://portal.office.com the Mail button is selected.  The email with attached PDF files is opened from the Inbox.  When trying to download and save the file, this error message appears "Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded".

The user has Full Control security to the Dowloads folder, which (admittedly I'm assuming) is the folder it's failing on.  The downloads folder I'm referring to is c:\Users\ {username} \Downloads.  When verifying Full Control on the folder, I noticed that all the checkboxes (except Special Permissions) are selected but are grayed out - suggesting group policy may have a play in this.

I also tried dragging the file to the Desktop but that doesn't work either.

It seems the user can't save anything to the local Remote Desktop drive in any way.

Interestingly, the user is able to preview the file in the OWA/browser window, but that must not be relying on a download first.

If the user goes directly to portal.office.com the files are able to save directly to the local PC successfully, but that is just FYI because we need the user to be able to save while logged into Remote Desktop.
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Hi,
   I have a 10 machines.All of the machine have DDR3 4GB Ram,I3 processor,Intel Desktop motherboard.
  Now i increase our RAM size from 4GB to 8GB & 16GB.So please tell me 8 & 16 GB Ram prerequisites.

  I3 capable for updrage 8,16 GB Ram or not? Or another requirement?
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Hi guys,

I need your help.  i have 4 servers, 1 x DC, 2 x RDSH Servers and 1 x RDS Licensing/Gateway/Web Access Server.

Licensing is deployed per user and all RDS servers are pointing at the correct licensing server and show correct amount of licensing available.

I am getting the following issue:

  • A user will attempt to login from either RD Web access, or via web feed via Remote App Resources.
  • The remote desktop connection attempt will sit there and attempt the connection and do absolutely nothing.
  • If i login with the same user credentials using the same method at another site, it kicks the connection into life from doing nothing at all, one of the connections start connecting fine at that point, and the second connection states : "Remote Desktop Services are currently busy" at what looks like a windows login screen.  It seems to be random as to which attempt will successfully work.
  • If i login with another users profile, it will kick the first attempt into life and the second will work fine also.

I am stumped as to why this is and what to do about it.  Can you help at all?  Ive attached two screen shots of the screens i see.
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RDS-error.PNG
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I have a 2012 R2 server setup for desktop access for thin clients. have Setup a Group policy that hides drives A through D. When a user logs in they have  access to network drives configured for them but they can also see the E drive of the RDS server . I need to also hide the E drive. Is there a Custom ADMX that can be used to hide this drive. I do not want to attempt to edit the current ADMX
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My windows desktop won't boot and so I made a recover USB drive using the Microsoft Windows Installation Media Creation tool.
I have been tryto use Bootrec /rebuildBCD, but I get a message "the requested system device cannot be found"
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Can some folks offer me advice on what they use that permits  them to EASILY deploy .exe and .msi packages? We have KACE but its quite cumbersome and complicated to use for installs.

I am aware of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) but im not sure of the costs when it comes to this and this is a very large factor.
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Hello I am working on enabling QoS policies on my VDI Desktops. I created the GPO settings below in the computer policy. I see the GPO applied successfully. When I run an RSOP report I see the workstation reporting that the policy is applied. When I run wireshark, I am looking at the DSCP values and they are 0. Am I missing something that I didn't enable? I'm looking to enable QoS on outbound SIP and PCoIP traffic but neither are being tagged with the policy settings I put in.

GPO Settings


RSOP

RSOP

Wireshark - Source IP of my desktop is 10.34.76.159
2017-06-18_11-01-01.png


What did I miss ? Thank you in advance.
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Hi,  I'm seeking guidance from team and sort out things out.  I currently hold a Security+ cert that's due to expire in 11/17 and at the same time moving to a new position that requires Linux support on the (desktop) client side.  So my question is, instead of renewing my Security+, study for Linux cert and use it as a CE for my Security+.  I'm required to maintain my security+ cert due to the nature of m y job but I'm interested in adding another cert to my resume.  
What do you guys think and the best place to start and plus study material?
I ordered "Red Hut Enterprise Linux 4 for DUMMIES" BOOK from eBay and it has CD as well.  I've a spare laptop and a desktop and enough resources to install Linux but I need guidance. BTW, I've been a Windows professional for many years and would like to mix things up a bit.
Your thoughts ??
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A desktop computer is a personal computer designed for use at a single location due to its size and power requirements, usually by one person. The most common configuration has a case that houses the power supply, motherboard, disk storage (usually one or more hard disk drives and optical disc drives); a keyboard and mouse for input; and computer monitor and printer for output. The case may be oriented horizontally and placed atop a desk or vertically and placed underneath or beside a desk.