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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Dear All,

I have some business pc Optiplex 9020 with OS Win8.1 .My issue is that with raid the pc takes a long time to boot from 40 minutes to 2 hours.Also when we i tried to update some software in the workstation it took many hours and in some pc it fails.
I would like to ask if you have any similar problem with this type of pc and how you have resolve it .

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The link above shows how to print document from a remote PC to a local printer via team viewer,,,this doesn't serve my need .

My question how can I print I local document to a remote printer without transferring the file to a remote computer?

Means I have a local laptop that access 3 remote desktop located on the same place.

One desktop is connected to a carpentry machine (special machine for cutting wood) , from the laptop we transfer a drawing file but that desktop in not connected to any printer, therefore can't print

On the same we need to printer that drawing file via another desktop without transferring it .

Is that doable using team viewer ?

OSs are windows 7 for all

I have a server 2012 R2, it started to do strange things. First when I log on to it, it go to the tool bar right away does not stay on the desktop. When I am remote to the server it will sometimes request a re-connection and it only takes a second to come back. The server will broke its connection from me something on it own. I have many servers that I remote to without this issue.
 Does anyone know what going one?
Where has my excel Icon gone?
It was on my desktop but has disappeared...How do I get it back on my desktop?
Ok so I have a new Server 2016 Remote Desktop Setup with a Broker / Gateway / Rdserver and then 2 Session Hosts.
I've created a collection and then published remoteapps.

When I login to RdWeb and launch any RemoteApp (Including Calc) I get the box that says 'starting...' then after a few seconds it disappears and then the app never loads.

Anyone got any ideas?
I want to insert customer to sage 50 desktop using odbc connection in php.I got an error Invalid key word specification.Error code 42000.
Have a desktop, Dell XPS Studio, that came with 2 1TB hard drives set up as Raid 0. One of them is now failing & it won't boot, get the error message "AHCI Port0 Device Error Press F2 to Continue". F2 brings you to the BIOS setup and it's just stuck in that loop.
The client said it boots up every now and then but i've tried it at least 20 times & no joy so reckon it's after getting worse.
Any way of extracting the files from this as they've no backup?
Just throwing it out there....
It has been suggested that to create a faster machine/ OS from boot up to logging onto the desktop is create an image of Windows 7 (x64) and Office 2016 (x86) but dont worry about installing the correct drivers to a laptop or PC, just use the windows generic ones.

So it would be...
Install Windows 7 on PC
Install Office 2016
Install Updates
Deploy Image

What I want to get back from the wonderful community are peoples views on the pros and cons of this....

Before people go off topic - I know using a SSD, improving the RAM and buying a new PC would all increase the speed of start up and loggin on, but this is re using 3 years + hardware.
I was building a small-time home-brew server today from parts laying around and I have a build that is practically brand new. Never used but once or twice. But everytime it powers down, I have to reset CMOS for it to power back up. Aside from that, it works well. I can soft and hard restart it. my RAID array is fine. But if I power it down, I need to reset the CMOS to start it back up.

Any ideas as to why this happens?

We are currently setting up a Exchange 2016 server.

We would like to manage access to the server (Blacklist / Whitelist) to all our device include Desktop and laptop. For all mobile it is simple we will use ACTIVESYNC. The problem is with desktops and laptops. We thought using a share management certificate ...

(A user needs to have a certificate on his computer to access the exchange server without valid certificate it is impossible for him to open his client Microsoft Outlook)

But our expert seems to say that it is impossible. Is it possible ? If no exist there are other solutions to limit access to the Exchange to the computer and portable?

Thank you!
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I'm having no luck finding a way of customizing how the icons in a folder present themselves in Windows 10.

I generally don't want previews for icons for files in windows folders.  It's a drain on performance and is of little/no value.  This isn't true for pictures, where I would like to see what's what (because I have thousands and can't just page through them to see what they are all each a picture of.

I need a way where the folder(s) I choose (pictures only) will do the picture previews, but not do the same elsewhere (particularly not for my desktop.  Alternatively, is there a way to only have previews for pictures (specified by extension)?

Is there a way to do this because every time I do this, it is an all-or-nothing affair.

Windows 10
click start and type cmd
at the top under Best Match you get
"Command Prompt
Desktop app"
when you right-click on that you get a content menu listing the following
Run as administrator
Open file location
Pin to Start
Pin to taskbar

That is the normal menu you get.

I have three computers on the same LAN that all three only get - "Pin to Start" on the right-click content menu.
and it is not just on the command prompt I just used it as an example.

on some like "Camera" you get Pin to Start
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but you do not get "Pin to Taskbar" on any of them
nor Run as administrator
nor Open file location

Would like to have it all back to default for the content menus and for all menus

Anyone have a easy way to reset to default?
i have looked into the Nirsoft ShellExView software and followed the steps on
but neither of these help get the menus back.
also looked at group policy's
but once again could not find anything applicable to this issue.
Hello all,

Recently a Windows 2008 server is displaying the following message  

"please wait for the system Event Notification service"

This issues occurs this morning, A user will go and log off and he will get "Please wait for the System Event Notification Service..." on his screen.

I try and manually log the user out from task manager and even tried to reset the connection from Remote Desktop Services Manager .

Please kindly advise........
Mgmt would like to be able to view end user desktop activity via remote desktop without alerting the end user that the session is being observed.
Dear Experts,

I have a user which started to have an issue with opening ppt files this week over vpn.
The strange thing is it's only happening with ppt files, pptx are opening fine.
If I copy the ppt file from the Shared drive to the desktop it takes 3-4 Seconds to copy and around 10 seconds to open.
If I open the same ppt file directly from a network share it takes around 3-4 Minutes to open or Powerpoint is even crashing.
The same files are opening fast when on the Office network.
I'm running out of ideas what could be the issue.
I tried the following until now:

- repair office
- Adjust MTU of the Wifi adapter
- start Powerpoint in safe mode
- disable all Add-ins
- Add network share in the trust center to trusted locations (including subfolders)

It's still the same after all this.

the following is used:
- Windows 7 64 Bit
- Office 2013
- Cisco Anyconnect

Best Regards and many thanks in advance for any input,

Hi All,
In my company we are mapping network share drives through logon script.  But sometime its mapping all network drive which we mentioned in the script. But sometime its mapping only some of the network drives.

checked AD logs and GPO audit logs and client side desktop event logs etc... But no clue..

Please advise if anyone has any idea about this?
Hi Experts,

I'm getting a ton of spoolsv.exe failures on my Remote Desktop server 2012 r2.

History: In the beginning, we were using a print server and deploying printers to every user (less that 25 users). That configuration had errors, so I stopped the server and followed printer installations according to the recommendation from a Line of Business install configuration doc (install a local printer and also use no spaces in printer names). This seemed to resolve all printer issues. Now, just within the past 2 weeks, spoolsv.exe is failing constantly. Recently installed printer (I believe before the errors started) is an HP OfficeJet 8710 full software was loaded by a junior admin vs just the driver for the network printing.

How can I truly find the cause? Kernelbase.dll? tells me nothing (but I'm not an expert :-)

Event 1000, Application Error
Faulting application name: spoolsv.exe, version: 6.3.9600.17480, time stamp: 0x54585db9
Faulting module name: KERNELBASE.dll, version: 6.3.9600.18666, time stamp: 0x58f33794
Exception code: 0xc0000002
Fault offset: 0x00000000000095fc
Faulting process id: 0x1ef0
Faulting application start time: 0x01d2fc0c13af8587
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\KERNELBASE.dll
Report Id: 502f963d-6802-11e7-80f2-00155da86204
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
A working RDP connection (workstation is Windows 10), remote desktop server is 2012 R2 Standard. Remote desktop services have been running for 2 years.  I have one user when they try to log in get the following error.

"Remote Desktop Connection could not find the destination computers.  This can happen if the computer name is incorrect or the computer is not yet registered with RD Connection Broker..."

If I try to connect on the same computer with a different user the connection works fine.
If I try this user on another computer I get the same error on that computer.

I have looked the internet over to find a similar situation but cannot find one.
The only way any of my wireless devices work is if I shut down my hard wired desktop. I take my wireless router to another location and everything connects perfectly. Any ideas? Thanks
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I need a powerful, paid Thunderbird to Outlook (PST) converter for over 30 Win 7 (some Win 10) desktops that I will install Outlook 2016 on.  The current Thunderbird accounts are setup mostly in POP3 and some Thunderbird's have 2 POP3 accounts.

The free ones, are too much of a pain and will pay to have a good one that does not have me doing manual work.

We are a Win10 Pro (1607) environment using Office 365 ProPlus.  After installing ProPlus, when we run Outlook 2016 a debug.log file appears on the desktop.  It just sits there, empty.  We can delete it but as soon as Outlook is restarted the debug.log file reappears.  It doesn't look like it hurts anything, but it is annoying to my users who like a clean desktop and annoying to me because I don't have a good answer as to why it is happening.

Can anyone tell me why this is happening?  And how to stop it from happening again?
hi experts,

 I have a user who is on windows 7 pro. Her system is setup to accept remote desktop connections. this was working fine and about a week ago it stopped working and all she gets is denied! please assist.
We have a mixed scenario :

1. Majority of users use RDS Servers.
2. Some use Win 7
3. Some use Win 10

We wish to stop users from saving files to their desktops. Having read several forum posts I can see that this is not a ready available GPO option, so I wonder if we could set a mandatory desktop that each user would use and then we could apply security to disable writing to that Desktop folder.

Any ideas of how I could do this?

Many thanks

I have HP z800 , 32Gb RAM, nvidia Quadro K2000, 2TB hd. In bios its showing every this is working but when ever i'm trying too boot a new window it restarts and crashes with that blue screen just before " Preparing Desktop  for 1st time ". I have no idea why this is happening.. I tried everything. check all slots, reinstalled every thing. but still same problem.
Hi all,

Just curious as to anyone has tried the below procedure in order to correct the message about the "Remote Desktop licensing mode not configured"?

There is no 4105 errors in the event log. The RD Licensing Diagnoser reports the two errors "The licensing mode for the Remote Desktop Sessions Host server is not configured" and "The Remote Desktop Session Host server is within its grace period....."

Within RD Licensing Manager the server is activated and the licence is installed however as users connect it is not issuing licences.







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.