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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Windows 10 apps don't work on brand new Dell computer and laptop. We have couple of Dell OptiPlex and Vostro with i5 and SSD hard disks delivered within the last two weeks and the latest Windows 10 build 1709. After creating account for Domain User which is member of Local Administrators Group, I discovered that Windows 10 built in apps like Calculator, Alarms, Maps, Office, etc. don't work at all. I managed to get it re-installed for one user after using the following commands in Powershell:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
Get-AppxPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
(ran the commands with antivirus disabled). I also tried sfc /scannow but no luck. I even had to re-install Office 2016 on OptiPlex to make it work as it kept showing two entries for each Office software.
But that only worked for one user and OptiPlex and when I logged in as another user it did not work at all (although it looked the commands worked as it did for the first user)
When I log in with local admin which I used to set up the machines, it is fine.
Since devices are in production already, I cannot do the reinstall or refresh but am looking for a solution which would fix it.

Anybody experience problem like that? I had new Windows 10 devices before with other builds and had no problems with them. Any ideas?

Hello everyone! I've got a bit of a problem and now need some expert advice...
My desktop has a 120GB ssd and a 3tbHD installed. I also have this external 3tb seagate expansion desktop drive formatted as exfat. Well, I decided to move the external HD to inside my desktop so I opened the case, took the HD, installed it to a sata2 conector and now windows shows it as RAW. When I plug it back to the external case it works fine.
What can I do?
Please help me.
I am using office communicator 2007 for internal chat and desktop sharing. Today its' certificate has expired. As I see this is internal certificate installed on "personal". How can I get it renew?
I'm using Excel 2010 with a data connection to a sql server on my domain. I'd like to share a workbook with other users so they can see refreshed data upon opening. The users don't have a SQL server logon. What are the steps to send a copy of the workbook to other users so they can use it with minimal fuss? Do I need to install an .odc file on the user's desktop?
Wjy is it that whenever I try to copy and paste an mp3 from one folder to another, a window pops up asking if I want to replace the previous song that I had pasted earlier.  The new mp4 has a different name so why is it thinking about the previous song?  I even attempted to first put it on the desktop and dragged it to the folder, and it still does the same thing.  I've never seen that before.  I am using Windows 10. Thanks
Hello. We have been dealing with an issue this past week with 5 Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop Services. Each affected server has around 25 users connected on it remotely. Every day at around the same time the servers give a blue screen and they restart. They do not restart at exactly the same time but they restart at least once a day either around 13:00 or at around 17:30. We found this post on Microsoft forum which is exactly what we are experiencing

We removed the specific patch from one of the servers to see if it resolves the problem but it still restarts with a blue screen.Blue screen before it restarts.Can you please advise what could be causing the issue and how we can troubleshoot it?

Thank you.
Have a series of files on local windows server that I want to ftp to a web server host. the location of these files, source and target change on each use. the files are essentially the same wildcards (*.pdf, *.htm,  etc...) the transfer variables are the same (client,subclient,date) which dictate the location of the folders on both ends. I currently do this locally with a home grown filecopy program that is drivn from an xml file. Now moving to cloud hosting it must be ftp. I'm looking for an ftp package with scripting so that this is an automatic action. would love to find an ftp/xml solution but doubt that is in the cards. I'm going from a win10 desktop to a win 2012 server running wamp. Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
without my permission, my computer ran an update and removed several  applications including NVidia sound and video files. I have been unable to restore these applications. Any suggestions please.
We use Quickbooks on a Remote server that our employees use Remote Desktop to access.  The setup works great for the most part, but we run into periodic printing issues that are fixed by rebooting the server.

I am thinking this is somehow related to the Quickbooks QBPRINT.QBP file, and the fact in our peak times we have 10-12 people on the server using Quickbooks.

The issue we run into happens periodically but I am unable to find a specific process that starts it.  Generally, when 1 person tries to print, they'll get an error saying the "File is already in use... " (and I think that's the QBPRINT.QBP file.  Once that error shows, no one will be able to print moving forward and we need to reboot to fix.

Any known issues or limitations that may be causing our issues?   Any setup or work-arounds that we need to implement to fix?

I'm not an expert in this area but is there some way to setup that file for multi-access or setup some type of spooling?  It seems perhaps the timing may be an issue with everyone using the system at the same time.
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Hello -  I have a Dell P3418HW monitor installed and connected to a PC.  I'm using Dell's Display Manager to split the monitor so it acts as two monitors.  That works fine.  The issue is that this user had previously 3 monitors and had monitor 1 mirrored to monitor 3 so that a customer could see what was on that screen.   Monitor 2 was an extended desktop of monitor 1.   With the Dell P3418HW I cannot find a way to duplicate half of the screen (equivalent of one monitor in the previous setup) to the other monitor.  Dell says their software can't do it.  

Anyone run into this or anything similar and have a solutions or suggestions?   Please and thank you!
Dear all

I have a Windows 7 Pro 64bit Desktop freezing - connected to a QNAP TVS-871U-RP NAS, via iSCSI
The details of the Desktop can be seen in the "Belarc-advisor21_03_2018.pdf" attachment

The problem exists since September 2017
37 cold restarts have had to be made since the PC was installed,  until present. I have all the System and Application logs saved from the biginning, until now.
I cant upload them but if anybody wishes to see them, feel free to ask

The NAS details are seen below:
Model: TVS-871U-RP
Version 4.2.2 (2016/08/12)
8 x 1TB SSD´s installed as per QNAP Hardware Compatibilty List
Used 6.12TB
Avaialble 22.48GB

Fault diagnosis thus far. In January 2018
I swopped all the RAM. 16GB DDR4 changed out. In addition I removed the only add on card I had installed (an Intel Server 4 Port NIC)
Rsult: The PC still froze

Feb 2018
The suggestions from the OEM company was (suggestions made on 19/03/2018) was to install all windows updates and to ensure the latest Intel SATA AHCI drivers were installed.
That was completed
Result : The PC still froze

PC removed off site and returned to the workshop

Other tests made: Hardware tests - using the Hirens ver15 boot DVD:
Apart from DMA 1& 2 failure (OEM manaufacture said to ignore it) , all hardware passed.
Random freezing continuing (one freeze every 3-4 days) . It must be said, its always when  in Windows and connected to the NAS..

March 2018
Talking again to the OEM company, they then …
I'm trying to virtualize a Windows 7 HP that's a GPT partition table.  When I load the virtual disk I get a blinking cursor.  Booting with Windows 7 disc and running the command prompt allows to me see what's going on with diskpart: volume 4 has no drive letter and has converted to a RAW filesystem.  When I try assigning it a drive letter, it does so successfully but then gives me the error that it's corrupted and unreadable when I try changing directories.

I used Disk2VHD and have it set as a first-gen HyperV.  Are there any recommendations you can make?


I'm trying to create a new remoteapp via powershell remotely.
Tried via invoke-command, via enter-pssession, via new-pssesion but I always get the error:

A Remote Desktop Services deployment does not exist on activerdsbroker01. This operation can be performed after creating a deployment. For information about creating a deployment, run "Get-Help New-RDVirtualDesktopDeployment" or "Get-Help
 New-RDSessionDeployment". (raised by: Write-Error)

Googled but didn't find any answer, please advivse.
Note that we have two RDS brokers, but I AM connecting to the correct one.

I have a strange problem I've not run into before. I have a number of Windows 7 workstations on an Active Directory domain. All workstations have Redirected Folders. I've just removed one computer for a user from the domain, then replace it with a new computer. Then I rejoined the domain. RSAT shows the computer as a domain member. When I log on as the user who used to use the old computer, his previous desktop items are gone.

If I log on as ANY domain user to that workstation, I do not get that user's desktop. However, if I log on as the Domain Administrator I do get the Domain Administrator's desktop.

If I log on to any other domain workstation as the original user I do get that user's destop.

I've never had this happen before. Whenever I've replaced a domain workstation, I may have had to install programs, but the user's desktop was always there.

Does anyone have any idea what is wrong and how to fix it?
We have a WSUS server running and it has been working just fine for months but the other day I noticed that there were 18 computers sitting under the Unassigned Group and not under the Desktop group we created. The rest of the computers which is about 190, are in the Desktop group. Now we are using the GP for the pc to go to the desktop group that we created. When I move these 18 computers back to the desktop group, after a while they all end up going back to the Unassigned Group.
What is causing this and how can I resolve it?
Windows Server 2016 RDS environment with two Gateways.

The Remote Desktop Gateway service terminates from time to time. All users on the specific Gateway are disconnected as a result.
06.03.2018 - One time
07.03.2018 - One time
08.03.2018 - Three times
14.03.2018 - Two Times

Log Name: System
Event ID: 7031
The Remote Desktop Gateway service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this 1 time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 300000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-TerminalServices-Gateway/Admin
Event ID: 700
The following exception code "3221225477" occured in the RD Gateway server. The RD Gateway will be restarted. No user action is required.

Log Name: Application
Event ID: 1000
Faulting application name: svchost.exe_TSGateway, version: 10.0.14393.0, time stamp: 0x57899b1c
Faulting module name: aaedge.dll, version: 10.0.14393.1532, time stamp: 0x5965ac53
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000006e960
Faulting process id: 0x30cc
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3bba22ce0512a
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe
Faulting module path: c:\windows\system32\aaedge.dll
Report Id: 9d62d65b-8584-42ff-bdb5-adca0fe9768b
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Any idea how to fix this?
hi I was running my sdm software on one of my win 7 pc no problems and was previously with isp: - successfully

I have ping connectivity from my router, switch and pc and vice versa

I have now changed to isp: vodaphone  - & installed sdm on my 2nd win 7 pc - but for some reason now sdm will not open a browser & instead it prompts to download:


it also throws a notepad file on my desktop showing error on my 1st win 7 pc that was originally running sdm - successfully
my 2nd win 7 pc that I installed sdm after the isp change does not through the below error on my desktop

exception_access_violation (0xc0000005) at pc=0x04f439a6, pid=1124, tid=2628

when I connected to my vodaphone router a browser did showing saying that it could take a few weeks to fully sync everything or words to those affects but I assumed it meant the speed connection.

I have also uninstalled ie 11 and re-installed and also the same with google but still cannot get sdm to open the software

any help ?

I then decided to open my sdm already installed on my 1st win 7 that has been working and exact same issue so it makes me believe since the change to another isp that something has not quite updated or I need to download a specific update !!

or is it as the above url describes that i may have a bug on both pc's or some software i have installed has caused…
Hello Everyone,

            I am considering purchasing a dual hard drive docking station from the following link  I am intrigued and curious about it because of its backup and cloning capabilities for both, laptop and desktop hard drives.  Given this interest, I am needing any shared thoughts regarding its pros and cons from people who may have used this tool.  From its product description, I can see this being a handy tool simply because of its user friendly operation for all people regardless of technical expertise and background.  

            Any shared input to this question will be greatly appreciated.

           Thank you

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We have approximately 40 servers and workstations on our network.  Additionally we have some network printers and media devices.  From my desktop, if I browse the network, I see all the printers, media devices and even some phone if they are connected.  I see about 4-8 of the server/workstations, but never all of them.  Co-workers using the same hardware, same OS and OS version (win10) on the same network and even the same switch see all devices.

I can map to the devices.  I can ping all the devices by name or IP.  In a browser window, I can use the \\server-name\driveletter$ and access the folders on that server.  I just can't see it in the browse window.  I can RDC by name or IP address to every device on the network.
Hi All,

I have a question regarding MAC. We have about 75 MACs in our environment. We would like for users to have an shortcut on their desktop that will lead them to our Intranet or set the default webpage to in safari to our Intranet.
We are using Casper server (Jamf pro) V. 9.10
Is it possible to push it out using configuration profiles or managed preferences.

Thanks in advance

I have more than 50 desktops running windows 7 pro. All the desktop have an account in server 2012 AD.
I am trying to accomplish 2 things:

1 - How do I get a report running from the server (or from a 3rd party program) showing me a list of drivers installed on every single desktop? I found out that some of the computers don't have the printer drivers installed on them, and I can't go seat on every one of them to see which ones are missing the drivers.

2 - Can use gpo to activate windows 7 (the OS). If not is there another way of deploying the activation at once from a single machine?
We have a SBS 2011 machine that backs up to an external USB Hard drive.  This USB Hard Drive has a virtual drive letter K and in the backups folder are 4 vhd files.

I have taken the USB Hard Drive to a desktop and within Disk Management attached each of the 4 VHD files in read only mode which created separate Disk numbers.

However, I can't do anything with these disks in order to view the contents.  I can't attach a drive letter and I can't explore the contents so i'm at a loss of what to do if our SBS 2011 crashes and I don't want to reinstall SBS on a new machine.

Should I not check the read only box?

How can I access the contents of the VHD files so we can recover data in the event of a crash?

thank you...
I received a call from one of the offices I support with the following problem:
Unable to print receipts and emails from our remote desktop session:
Turns out they are using Chrome V65.0.3325.146 to access these application sites.
In the application they have links to print the receipts, emails, statements, etc.
I had them right click on the display in one of the sites and select print and it printed the web page successfully.
I also had them print from applications installed on the remote desktop to the same printer successfully.
I had them log into the web sites on their local computer where they also use Chrome and all of the printing worked fine.
I then had them check the Chrome version on their local workstation and they had version 64.0.3282.186.
While they were looking at the version it displayed there is a new version of Chrome and it is currently being updated.
It completed the update and required them to re-launch Chrome.
The version of Chrome now reflects 65.0.3325.146 - Same as the Remote Desktop Server
Once re-launched I had them try the printing again from the different sites and sure enough the printing failed in the same way as it does on the remote desktop server.

It appears there is no way to roll back Chrome to an earlier version so this is an inconvenience that needs a fix.

Has anyone else experienced this and found a fix. Could it be a plugin... Java or Adobe that is not working with this version of Chrome?
Hello Experts,

I am looking for some assistance on how to create a AD service account that can manage Computer objects.  The account needs to join/remove/rejoin computers to the domain.  It also needs to be able to disable computer objects and move them between OUs.

I have been able to setup the account to join/remove/rejoin to the domain, and able to disable computer accounts.  The real issue I cannot get past is not being able to move the computer objects between OUs.  I receive an error:  "Windows cannot move object <machinename> because: Access is denied.

Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.  I have not been able to find documentation that has worked for this issue.

Thank you,






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.