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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 I have a client that has a Neat database from version 5.3.1 I have the nwdb file and the backup file.  I'm trying to setup neat and import that data for her.  I have the last version of the software before it went all online, but I can't figure out how to import the backup.  The Internet seems to be full of folks just like me that feel abandoned with desktop support.  

I/she doesn't want to go to the cloud, I just want to get the data back up and running.

thanks all
i'm using Shadow Protect to backup a windows 10 workgroup desktop PC. I have an issue whereas all related Shadow Protect services being disabled overnight. This would include image manager and CMD control the backup monitoring service. I cant find what is disabling  the services and therefore need some help.
Is it possible to prevent disabling the service in the registry or group policy like you see on internet security services. Any help on this is appreciated.
A client with a desktop running Windows 10 had his sound no longer works, just recently. The toolbar sound icon has a red X and says "No speakers or headphones plugged in". When he disconnects and reconnects his speakers he hears static so he is thinking that sound should come through the speakers. I have tried several things -
First I backed up the registry then created a System Restore point.

I ran built-in audio troubleshooter and check. Referring to the steps:
Press Windows Key + X..
Click on Control Panel.
Select Troubleshooting.
On the left pane, click on View All.
Click on Playing audio to run the troubleshooter.

I have uninstalled the audio device - Realtek High Definition Audio.
I have checked for updates.- I chose "Automatically" did not "Browse" - should I have tried that?

I also tried a YouTube suggestion
At the command prompt I typed in -
net localgroup administrators/add networkservice and hit "Enter"
net localgroup administrators/add localservice and hit "Enter"
Restarted the computer

Nothing is working. I would appreciate your help. His computer is available again tomorrow.
Hello, I am developing a type of "note taking" App in iOS for a specific vertical market (its not just a note taking App, but you do take notes). The App will collect data (text and possibly images) from the user and then store it in permanent storage (possibly a ".plist". I would like to eventually create a similar desktop Application for the Mac to have both an iOS (data collecting part) and a desktop (analytical part) for the Mac.

My question is:   How can I share the data between the iOS devices and the Mac. And then eventually with Windows devices?

I originally thought of using a .plist file, but how would I share the data file with the Mac? In other words, once I have the data in the iOS App, how do I get it to the Mac?

Also, if anyone has an example of how to create Apps for use in both iOS and CocoTouch Mac Applications, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you for your help.
My computer keeps freezing or stuttering for about half a second. This happens after a couple hours of the computer being on and in use. It freezes every half a second actually, I don't know why this is happening and any help would be appreciated. I have updated my GPU drivers as well as checked for viruses and have found nothing. It doesn't just happen in file explorer the stutters occur in games as well, anything really. I clean my computer every couple weeks just to get the dust out of the system to the best of my ability. I've had my computer for just under 2 years, and the components in my computer are as follows:
CPU-i7-7700k @ 4.20GHz
GPU-1070 (MSI)
Ram-16gb DDR4 Dual Channel
Motherboard-MSI Z270-A PRO
128 Intel ssd
2 tb toshiba hard drive (SATA)
800w power supply
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
These are the most important parts that i can think that would be of any help, I have included i clip i recorded in shadow play of what the stutters look like in case anything like this has happened before. Thanks again to anyone who can help me with this and if there is any information that i have not included let me know please and i will try to update it.
I have a windows 10 desktop, it wont go past 5mb on speed tests, upload looks fine. I verified the NIC and all the cabling is OK. I updated the NIC driver and even all windows updates, and it i cant get it to past 5mb. Anyone seen this?

This is only affecting ONE desktop, all others are OK.
Remote desktop auto start session on VMHorizon DASS

Hello all-

I am working on setting up Remote Desktop Services for use by some of my remote users. The VMhorizon dass station are all windows server 2008, joined to the domain. The remote users will login to the Dass workstation using their domain login, then automatically launch a  RDP session to the workstation assign in their office.
Is there a way that when the user logs into the local workstation, it will start the RDP session right away and pass their username/password through. any help would greatly appreciated.

HI -

A client's workstation running Windows 7 Pro desktop will not play any system's functions but it does make sound when the computer boots up and shuts down.  In Control Panel the sound app shows the system's sounds and the arrow is green - meaning it thinks it is working.  The sound is not muted, the volume is set to the highest and in Control Panel,  Under the Playback tab and Properties the sound works under the Advanced tab when it is tested then.

Any help would be appreciated.

ODFB Sync Client  18.192.0920.00.15
Win 10 1703

We are in the early stages of a OneDrive PoC. Our users have their desktop, pics and documents redirected to their H:\ drive. We know that we need to deny existing redirection GPO’s and with another GPO set the redirection back to the local C:\ drive profile, before finally setting redirection to not configured. At this point we can go in and protect the desktop, pics and documents folder manually. However, we’ve also set the OneDrive GPO to silently move windows known folders to OneDrive which is not happening.
In terms of troubleshooting we have disabled “Prohibit user from manually redirecting profile folders" and we’ve also removed any existing shortcuts that come down to the desktop via policy.

1.      Has anyone else come across this issue, and what steps did you take to resolve it?

2.      Has anyone been able to reduce the number of steps needed to migrate away from redirected pics, docs and desktop via GPO changes, perhaps scripting some steps to take care of the shell / user shell folder locations whilst providing a smoother end user experience?
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I have a Windows 7 Lenovo Desktop. Today I had a black screen and restarted the computer. It started with chkdsk and contiued on replacing invalid security id with default security id with default security for ever. Could you please give me a solution.
Hi - I'm looking to deploy a singup page and a self-service portal to my site, so clients (and prospects) can sign up and manage their Active-Directory based Managed Services (Hosted Desktop, Hosted IIS etc)

Is there anything anyone can recommend? It is something I am willing to develop myself, however, if a suitable "pre-fab" solution exists, then all the better.

Any recommendations greatfully recieved. Can be open source, commerical, github etc ...
Using VS2018, I want to create a local c# application that opens up an RDP connection (similar to the Windows "Remote Desktop Connection" application).  It needs to have the RDP screen within the c# application.  I tried using the "Microsoft Terminal Services Client Control - version 1" (via the MSTSCLib reference), but I can't get it to work and it won't allow me to add a port after the server name (ip address:  The application was built from the following link:


Since I couldn't get it to work, I was wondering if there was a newer/better way to do this.
Hello experts,
We are in the process of putting down our file management strategy using OneDrive for Business (Office 365), and wanted to use it for home drive (user files), and Sharepoint site files.
And wanted to find out from you what things we need to consider for an effective planning.

**FYI, We are currently in Windows 7 and planning to move to Windows 10
**Sharepoint will be hybrid (on-prem and in the cloud)


I have this as part of a different issue I posted here on EE, but that's gone quiet, and wanted to repost this as a new issue.

We have an online video having issues with the audio not being on by default.  This only occurs in IEv11.  I spoke with an MS Premier engineer and he mentioned it seems the code for the video is set to be disabled for tablets and enabled for desktops.  The newer laptops do have touchscreens available, and we were wondering if this then considers a touch-screen enabled laptop as a 'tablet' and so disables the sound toggle by default.  I tested several different laptops, and all of the touch-screen ones had the setting disabled, whereas the non-touch screen laptops had the audio toggle enabled by default.

I went through Device Manager and disabled/uninstalled the 'HID compliant touch screen'; no change.  I also went through and disabled several different 'touch' related registry entries (hkcu and hklm\wisp\touch), by setting them to 0; no change.

I checked the BIOS as well, and do not see any touch-screen related settings there.

Are there any other touch-related settings I should be aware of that can be disabled?

users sometimes get an error when connecting through a remote gateway, to access the remote desktop session
"the connection was denied because the user account is not authorized for remote login"

Users that can connect are denied later, this without any change in configuration. So its not a rights/access issue, it must be something with the gateway sever

anybody that had the same issue?

Hi Guys,

We've been using Symantec DLO (desktop / laptop option) for a number of years across different sites.
Initially we were satisfied with the product and support, but lately DLO has been giving more and more issues with their technical support becoming poorer as time goes on.

Does anyone perhaps have a suggestion for a comparison product?

We need to install a client on a desktop / laptop, and want to the software to backup critical workstation data to the server on a fixed schedule.

Any ideas are welcome.
All posts are how "control the desktop app from phone" :(

But a lot of people need control android device (for example connected to hifi) from other android device or windows (PC).

How do it?


Spotify has fantastic feature "Spotify Connect" that is super easy set-up. You'll need a phone, laptop or tablet with the with Spotify app. Add another device that supports Spotify or has the app (like a speaker or laptop). Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network, and log in to Spotify. Then you will be control all device from all other devices.

Is it possible control android tidal app from other device with android system without root on this? How?
Minimum Spec and max cost that we can consider is:


Computer Memory Size      4 GB      
Processor (CPU) Model      Core i3      
Processor (CPU) Manufacturer      Intel      
Processor (CPU) Speed      3.4 GHz      
Graphics Description      Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630
Hard Disk Size      500 GB      
Operating System      Windows 10 Pro      
Processor Count      2
Memory (RAM) Size      4 GB
System RAM Type      DDR4 SDRA
Brand name      Lenovo
Item Weight      3.89 Kg
Product Dimensions      50 x 28 x 15 cm
Batteries:      1 Lithium ion batteries required.
Item model number      10MR0021UK
Color      Black
Form Factor      NA
Processor Brand      Intel
Processor Type      Core i3
Processor Speed      3.4 GHz
Processor Count      2
RAM Size      4 GB
Memory Technology      DDR4 SDRAM
Computer Memory Type      DDR4 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size      500 GB
Hard Disk Technology      SDD
Hard Drive Interface      Solid State
Graphics Coprocessor      Intel
Graphics Card Description      Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630
Graphics Card Interface      Integrated
Number of USB 2.0 Ports      2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports      6
Number of HDMI Ports      1
Wattage      65 watts
Optical Drive Type      No
Hardware Platform      Windows
Operating System      Windows 10 Pro
Lithium Battery Energy Content      1 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packaging      Batteries contained in equipment
Lithium Battery Weight      1 Grams
Number Of Lithium Ion …
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How to set environment variable (Path) for each remote desktop user (e.g. %USERPROFILE%\Window) in Server-2016?
Many thanks.
We have a thick client application that would normally be installed and run on a Windows desktop.  In our situation, we're actually hosting it on servers with RDP for access to the application (because we have global users and the application is a heavy user of the DB it uses).  The shared component therefore is the SQL Database.

We are capturing "day in the life" scripts for the various user roles to use for coordinating user testing and would prefer to capture those in a test automation tool so that we can scale to tests of up to several hundred simulated users.  The application will eventually need to support > 500.

The issue is that we're unaware of any tool that can be used to automate a thick-client product.  Yes, there are tools that can play events, but they lack awareness of application readiness for input.  If you playback the input too quickly the application won't be ready for it as it slows when you ramp up transactions.  If you playback the input too slowly to support a loaded systems, it has long dead times when the application is ready quickly.

I'm looking for a tool that has some degree of Windows event awareness (at least enough) to be able to provide input when the application is ready for it and ideally with some ability to vary input (such as search criteria, etc.) so that not all the input is identical and which can also automate up to hundreds of sessions/clients.
Need to migrate a small group of users from "Cloud based Office 365" over to traditional Office 2016 per desktop.  Is there any utility to do so?

We have 7 to 9 Wallpaper images, we would like to change domain user's desktop every second or third day to a new image(Auto). How this will be possible?

Server 2016
Client Windows 10 and 7

The house went dark for a couple hours and when the house became light , my wife said her computer would not start . There is no sound from fans or disk drives and no beeps and no computer lights . I looked online and read the symptoms are the best ones when your computer doesn't start .

 Is there a power supply fuse built in. Should I just purchase a power supply from somewhere ?
 The motherboard be ruined also?
Good day Experts Exchange

We are experiencing an issue where our staff members are unable to use numlock when logging into their remote app sessions. This is causing them to type incorrect passwords.
Numlock works fine locally and also when logging into a regular remote desktop session but not with remote app sessions. Our terminal server is running 2016 Standard. Please advise.






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.