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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 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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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
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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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On our file server, we are running Redirected Documents & Roaming Profiles in a Remote Desktop environment. Currently - everything is setup and working. My problem is, I want our domain admins to have access to the users Redirected Documents folder for troubleshooting purposes. We have no access to the folders now (no ownership or anything).

Our Redirected Documents on our file server are E:\RedirectedDocuments\%username%

Is there a Powershell script that I can run on the Root folder to to add a domain security group full access to the root folder and all user folders without screwing up permissions for the user?
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I have the Verizon Cloud desktop app (for PC) installed but Verizon support said it only syncs one-way: from PC to Cloud. Anyone know of any 3rd party method to sync Verizon Cloud content back to my PC?
Thank you,
JohnD
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We are experiencing a really bizarre issue, we have excel file on shared network where if the user A edits it on her desktop, User B and C cant see those changes on their laptops. If user B makes changes User C can see those changes but User A still see the file that she edited.

 If user A creates a new file everyone can see it. User A has office 2016 while user B and C has office 2013 and 2016 vice versa.

I have checked Windows Synchronizations on the folder and it shows its Online. i waited for over a day to see if anything changes and its still same
All machines are using WIndows 7 if that matters.
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I have about 150 computers.  I do not have Group Policy and or SCCM.  I am looking for a simple batch file to copy a file to the desktop of these computers instead of typing each ip address individually.  I work in a lab where the systems are XP because of the custom applications.  Any suggestions?

I thought about xcopy or robocopy, but not sure how to specify a range of ips.
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Hi All Expert,

Good Day.

I have a user which when she search for file/doc in server network is very slow, but other users pc was fast. But when she search for file/doc on her whole C drive was still fine, I would like to check if indexing help to solve the slowness in searching for a file on server drive, as this process is very long and I also didn't want to reformat. Appreciate if any expert can advise me on.

*Windows 10 64 Bits

Thanks!
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I have a Windows 7 PC that we are trying to lockdown.  I have a group policy that puts a firewall rule in place to only allow 2 IP addresses to initiate RDP connections.  We have tested this successfully from the 2 IPs while all others are denied.  When the PC reboots, they 2 IPs can no longer RDP to it.

So far, the only thing I've found that will reestablish the ability to RDP from the 2 IPs is to remove the PC from the domain and re-add it back in.

Any suggestions on the cause and possible resolution?

Thanks!
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So a medical office that I do work for has about "25 boxes" of records they'd like to save on their desktops and otherwise shred and get rid of.  Is there hardware that you can recommend that can take care of this?


Thanks!
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Custom built computer Windows 10 / 32 Gig Ram / Core i7 3.5 (this is  graphics coputer)
I believe that the operating system in my desktop computer is not updating. I have a laptop with Windows 10 and it updates on regular basis. What do I need to do to get Windows 10 updates?

Thanks,
Joe
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Had a call from a Garage they use this old 486 for a wheel alignment machine.

Today they have a bios error saying replace battery.  F1 to skip, then it throws a cd drive error and stops.

Is there a way to bypass the cd drive so it will boot?  I have never worked on anything that old. :(

If anyone can assist let me know.

James
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Hi
is the above possible like the dell command?
Thanks
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Hello,
How to retrieve information from HTTP in vb.net desktop app.

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hi hope you are well.

customer of mine has had a new crm  / ordering system specced up. vendor have sent spec through. system requires sql server and a domain. they dont have a server at present so they will need one

vendor is saying that instead of just using a single bare metal 2012 server, that they want to install 2 virtual servers on the new real server using the same win server 2012 license (which is ok). they initially said that this was to do with performance, but when i questioned that (overheads for running 2 server instances, overhead of running hypervisor etc) they then said it was to do with the fact that some of the clients will be remote (geographically) rdp clients, and the rest just use the LAN to connect to the domain and not use rdp.

 they want one virtual server to be the ts gateway, and the other to be the dc,  sql and file server. the reason for that being that the remote rdp clients are able to do nefarious  stuff on the server via rdp that the local clients (not using rdp) cant do. so, idf they do something nasty, it would only effect the ts gateway server.

this sounds odd to me.

i dont understand why being in "user",“remote desktop users” and “remote_access”  would give them any different privileges to just being in the "user" group.

my question is...is this a thing?

further more, we could use remoteapp instead of rdp on the geographicly distant clients which should give them zero ways to interfere with the dc ?

the reason …
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We have a shop that uses Topaz Model: T-LBK462-BSB-R signature pads in a Remote Desktop environment. We have 7 total signature pads and two of the pads freeze up and stop working when the software tries to call the signature pad on COM9. The other 5 signature pads are configured exactly the same and are working with no issues.

The OS that the pads are working on are either Windows 7 x64 or Windows 10 x64 and can't seem to figure out why the other two pads freeze up and stop working. I can login to the remote server once and use the DEMO software remotely and it works, but every time after that we have to force-close the software and re-establish the connection.

Just wondering if anyone knows why these two pads may be timing out and not working, or why the COM ports become non-responsive. I've tried swapping computers, and signature pads and the pads work on other computers with no issues. I have the latest USB drivers and BIOS and have wiped and reloaded windows to try and resolve the issue.

I did some testing on the server with HyperTerminal and found that I wasn't able to connect to COM9 right away, but after I run "change port /query" on the server in the command prompt, I was able to connect to COM9 with HyperTerminal with no issues and run a test on the sig pad. Why would running "change port /query" make the redirected port available?

Any help would be very much appreciated!

Thank you!
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All,

I was wondering how one goes about setting up Desktop folder redirection using GP. We have it set up for My Docs, Pictures, Videos and Music, but would also like to set it up for Desktop, Favorites and Downloads.

When I go into the settings for Desktop Folder Redirection properties I set the setting to Basic - Redirect everyone's folder to the same location. Under Target Folder Location - I select Create a folder for each user under the root path.

The root path when I put in the location - its saying its invalid....have tried the following...
%homeshare%%homepath%/Desktop
\\SERVER\SHARE$\%username%\DESKTOP
%homepath%\desktop
\\server\%username%$\Desktop)
\\server\home_share$\%username%\Desktop

Can anyone see what I am doing wrong.

We are using Server 2012r2 and the client machines are Windows 7.

Before anyone says YES the folder redirection DOES work - its just Desktop, Favorites and Downloads that don't.
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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.