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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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Hi Exeprts

we have Skype for business server standard edition

it work normally with many users

but for some other users it work for chat and video calls and share desktop

but for whiteboard sharing or poll or Q&A  the user get error (( pls check the attached file ))

so the issue i think not on the server level because other users work without an issue

it is not user or server issue

it is the pc itself


i removed every security update start with KB314

but still the same

kindly advice
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I got folder redirection(desktop,documents,pictures) enabled in 2011 SBS server.
I got a laptop. when i take my laptop out of network, all my files disappear from desktop, documents , pictures. I know this is how it should work.

But why my offline files are not working ? and if i take my laptop out how do i work on my files wjhich are saved in desktop. is there any other suggestions to make it work ? does vpn to my network will make my files appear again  ?

Thanks guys
What are some good utility to display information such as the logged on username & client IP addresses on Windows 10 desktops?
Care to share any thoughts on at what point you'd say - that computer is working, but too old to risk it failing and having to scramble to get a replacement?

Age comes into play I guess.  But also processor?

I have somoene using a machine with i7-2600 processor with a benchmark of 8212 AND 12GB of RAM


That benchmark is faster / higher than machines I am getting these days for small businesses: typically i5-7500 (benchmark of 8096).

But the machine shipped in Jan 2012.

Yeah, it's a mac truck so it's got the power still to carry your bikes on a bike rack (dumb analogy for lightweight office work in Word / Excel). But it's an old mac truck.
We have a dell optiplex 390, shipped in June 2012. So 5 1/2 years old.

In June 2017 the OEM hard drive failed - not spinning at all.
Put in a couple / few year old hard drive that we had lying around.  Restored from backup.
Blew out accumulated dust (which wasn't much)

October 2017 - that hard drive failed. Not spinning at all.
Put in another couple year old hard drive

Used a couple year old digital power tester like this:
and power tested good per this:


Within a couple weeks - that 3rd hard drive failed -  put your ear to the drive, you hear it spin up for a couple seconds then silent whenever power is supplied.

Change out the original oem power supply? walk away from this?  thoughts?

the 3 drives were seagate and western digital (not fly by night brand).

yeah all 3 were not new when they died but I checked smart settings with crysttal disk info on the 2 replacement drives before putting them in. I forget the number of hours the app said they had been running.

I;ve taken the failed drives and connected to other power supplies - same thing - no sound or on the 3rd, it spins for a second then shuts down.
users reported that they cannot see the details on a particular user 's calendar either in the outlook desktop app or the web app

the user whose calendar is not visible, attempted to updated permissions but they would not save (see attached screenshot)

since she is on a mac, i checked all other mac users and am still able to see their calendar details

i am waiting to hear back if she is up to date on all her microsoft updates. i know she was still on el capitan due to VPN compatibility (though we should be able to upgrade her to sierra at this point)
does anyone know where can I get a computer wrap for a desktop pc case in order to protect it from getting scratches .

the same idea car have them.
I'm trying to stream content using Livestreamer from YouTube to VLC. However, the streaming starts but the video is frozen. I notice no audio is present as well. Any ideas what It could be? I tried the smallest resolution 144p and I get the same results as if I try at 1080p.
How do I stop my desktop computer from disconnecting from my SQL Server on my (domain) file server?

What happens?
Everything is working fine on my desktop, and then all of a sudden I'm disconnected from SQL Server on my file server.
When this happens
     * All the time I can still get to the internet
     * Most of the time I can get to the files on my file server, about half the time I can't get to the files.

How do I reconnect?
If I disconnect my network card and then reconnect, everything works.
     * Control Panel / Network and Sharing Center / Change Adapter Settings
     * Right click on the Adapter -- Click Disable / then Enable
     * Just for info, I've setup a bat file to do this.

Some Facts
Happens many times a day
Window 10 Pro
I have SQL 2008R & 2012 installed on both my server and my local machine.
I'm a programmer and know very little about hardware.

Any help is greatly appreciated
User has a Brother Inkjet  MFC-J4510 DW, attached to a Windows 7  HP desktop.  Printer is about 2 years old.

They don't print out a lot of pages per month. They first noticed about 3 months ago that the black ink was being used up at a much quicker rate than in the year previous.

Then the other day they say they ran a cleaning cycle which used up almost an entire black cartridge.

I figure that a new printer would cost them $10 a month for a year if they bought a new one now.  Versus $25 a month for disappearing black ink.

Is there a way to tell if the printer is failing, or if there's a setting on the Brother that would change the rate of ink usage?

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Hello experts,
This customers simply does not want to work with windows 10...
its psycologycal ... has no cure...

the hp prodesk g3 is so small has no dvd drive ...
it has a ssd 256 Mb with win 10 ...

the customer has purchased a ssd 1 tera ...

we can replace it but how to install windows here ?
please your advice....
steps to follow if possible.
Does the Gigabyte Z87X-ud3h motherboard support TPM?  If so, how do I enable it? I ran tpm.msc and I got an error. Any assistance would be appreciated.
Hello Experts,

I m not able to install AceStream player in Linux MATE.

uname -a
Linux MintPressNY 4.10.0-37-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 6 20:20:37 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Not able to find in a google search the way to install AceStream in this desktop version. I had no problems in regular Ubuntu

Thank you
I am used to typing the first letter or two of a long folder name, then pressing the Tab key. I like tabbing through my options, then pressing Enter when the right one appears.

Can I do this on the Mac terminal?

I save my rdp account on my Desktop :'' MyAccount.rdp'' and  when i click on it i will automatically log on.
Now i need a vbs script to log me automatically  every 10 minutes
can u do that plz?i can open a thread and give u some points
On a simple office desktop - not worried about high quality graphics / redraw refresh, etc...

The new dell optiplex 3050 has DisplayPort & HDMI connectors.

The monitor has VGA (the 15 pin 3 row blue connector) and DVI (the white connector).

Thoughts on which connector to use at each end?  I would think either at each end is fine for typing word docs, speadsheets,  the occassional funny video on youtube.

I guess it comes down to the ease / cost of the cable to convert from 1 end (DisplayPort or HDMI) to (VGA or DVI).

need a script to press ok or enter or any key when this message appear on desktop,is possible?
see capture.1 jpeg
I have a couple MP4 videos that I need to merge together into one file and upload to YouTube.

When I try to process the videos using any number of software apps, my PC just shutdown about half way through processing.   I have used Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studios and three different small conversion tools.   In every case the computer just crashes.

I get these videos once a week to process and the same thing happens each time; so it's not just one set of videos, it is all the ones, at least all the videos that come from this camera.   The videos are in MP4 format.

Any help on what this may be and how to start looking into it would be appreciated!

Windows 10 on a professionally built custom PC within the last year, 32 G Ram, 250 G SSD
Can you use azure active directory to connect to a local work-group of PC's that does not have a local DC ?
The aim is to have azure act as the DC for the local machines. We dont want to use virtual desktops.

kind regards

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Thanks Brian , my bad
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How do I download free apps from Windows 10 Store on a domain joined Windows 10 device?

I have users on domain joined windows 10 devices, their accounts are in Office 365. The email address is in the form of "firstname.lastname@companyname.co.uk".

As the email address is a 365 Company Account I can not make it a Microsoft Account.

I can log in as a Work Account to the store, but when  try to download it wants me to create a Microsoft Account.

I could create a Microsoft Account in the form of  "firstname.lastname.companyname@outlook.com", but on mass that is long winded.

Is there a better way to give access to Windows Store apps to Domain Joined Laptops and Desktops
I have a fully updated Windows 10 computer that runs on Windows 8.1.

I have found that it has a Documents folder.

Now I want to add to the Documents folder a new folder titled 'anAddedFolder' so I can populate it.

Experts, please, how do I create the 'anAddedFolder' folder, populate it, and link to it from the desktop?

I need to allow more than two simultaneous Terminal Server connections (in my environment I have AD domain, 2008 level).
Is it possible to activate CAL licenses on a certain server , and let other servers use such licenses that allow more users session, correct?
I got 10 x Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services CALs, I am going to install those CAL on it.
Which steps should I follow? "Role-based or feature-based installation" or "Remote Desktop Service installation"?
How can I tell other servers to use that RDS?
Thank you
I've asked this before and have never received a real answer.

All machines run Windows 7 64-bit on a domain with AD.

On our in house VM's, they are set up in such a way that the Public user folder is on the C drive. However, all regular user folders are on the D drive.

Unlike our physical machines in which all user folders are on the C drive and when I copy a file to the C:\Users\Public\* folders it replicates to all users' folders. The VM's with the D drive user folders will not replicate anything I place in C:\Users\Public\*.

Does anyone know why this happens? Unfortunately, this is the way the system was set up before I got here and I have tried reaching out to the SA who designed this but he has been unresponsive.

I need to be able to push a file out to these VM's so that it appears on every logged in users' Desktop folder. The best way I know how to do this is to push it to the Public\Desktop folder. But it's not working.

It works fine on our physical machines, just not the VM's with the wonky user folder setup.
I have two desktop pcs at home and at work working on Windows 10. I would like to know what is the best way to automatically back up my pc so that when a hardware fails I can easily recover all my files on a new hardware.

You would think Microsoft One Drive should be able to do this but I get the impression that you can only synchronise particular folders. Any ideas please?
I am not sure that this is a proper question for this website, i.e. getting experts to recommend a particular product over another, but here goes.

I need to replace my 7 year old Dell XPS computer.  To that end, I have been doing some Internet research as to what to buy.
(Please bear in mind that the new computer  would primarily be used to access the Internet, view email, and balance a checkbook, no gaming.)  Initially I was going to buy another XPS but was disappointed to learn that the machine is getting poor performance and dependability reviews and the customer support for it is said to be horrible.  When I pointed out these reviews to a Dell sales representative, he suggested that I "move up" to one of their Alienware machines.  I told him that if the XPS machines are that bad, then perhaps I should check out another computer vendor. So I looked at the HP Pavillion, but found the same issues with it.  Both of these machines had recent reviews which stated that the purchaser ultimately had to return them and swore the would never buy another product from Dell or HP.

Given that 2 big name computer manufactures have issues with their desktops, I am at a loss as to what to buy.  What would  any of you experts out there buy if you needed to purchase a new home computer?






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.