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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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Ok we have a a new server 2016 setup with all desktop computers connecting fine but I am unable to connect a laptop via wireless, router is a talk talk, I am unable to ping anything on the network nor browse to it.
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Hello.

Some time ago I tried to clone the main SSD disk and the only partition where I'd installed Windows 10 to another disk / partition using this tool :

https://www.miray-software.com/products/applications/hdclone/basic-edition.html

So,I chosen as target the disk and the only partition that was there (it is solid state disk) and as a target the only existing partition on the destination disk and I started the process. After some time Windows 10 started to working bad,I saw that the icons on the desktop gone away and nothing worked anymore,so taken over by the fear,I stopped the operation. I must not do that,really. All the informations stored on every disk and partition (USB and SATA) attached on my PC was gone. I still don't understand why it deleted all the partition tables of every disk NOT involved in the operation. I lost everything in every disk. Maybe that tool has some kind of serious bug. I don't know. Fact is that I found another case like mine.

Today I tried to make an image of one of the broken disks with "GetDataBack Pro Data Recovery" and I have seen that all the files that have been deleted by that cloning tool are still there,with the same organization structure. So,I created an IMG file of that disks. After that,I tried to write the image back to the drive with "Disk Explorer" without reformatting the disk,following this guide :

https://www.runtime.org/dewrite.htm

but something gone wrong since when I rebooted the PC,nothing happened,I …
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I am looking for the best way to log off particular users (Not all users) our 2016 terminal server (Work-group Environment). I know there is a local policy User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Session Time Limits but this policy app to all users.
I need a policy or script which logoff two users (for example john and Ben) after 1 hours inactivity/idle.
Please note its not domain joined server.
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When i connect to RDweb web page I see all my published Apps. One of them is Remote Desktop Connection. If i click for the first time it will allow me to enter a Computer to connect to. The second time i click on that app i dont get prompted to enter a computer name. Is there a way around this?
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Cannot remote desktop into a machine after Windows 1903 update.  Works first time then locks machine.

The only way to solve this problem is to reboot.
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I am requiring some advice on migrating a multi-domain file Server (2008R2 ) to a new server 2016 server or NetApp San.
I am looking to somehow keep the UNC paths intact as many people have them for files and folders on their desktops across multiple Domains.
I was thinking if its possible to turn the files shares into DFS shares then replicate them to the new 2016 server or Netapp storage.
Then remove the 2008 server from the equation and keep the file shares running with no name changes on the 2016 server or NetApp SAN.
So the users will then not need to change anything at all.
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When deploying printers via GPO, is it necessary to install the Print Server role on your DC?

We have 2 DCs and a separate print server. I deployed a number of printers from the Print Server using the "deploy with Group Policy" option under Print Mgmt>Print Server>Printers>[printer name], creating new GPOs for each printer deployment.

The new GPOs show up in the GPM Console on my DCs, but when I open the individual GP Objects to edit, I noticed the "Deployed Printers" item was missing from GPM Editor>Computer Config>Policies>Windows Settings. Research indicated that I needed to add the Print Server role to my DCs for this to appear, which has worked - I can now see the correct deployed printer for each GP Object in GPM Editor>Computer Config>Policies>Windows Settings>Deployed Printers. But is adding the Print Server role to the DC necessary for the deployment to function properly?

I set this up last summer (without the Print Server role on my DCs) and all appeared to be working fine (or at least, I got no reports of problems). But this fall, some folks began to report that Faculty Lounge desktops were not getting the Lounge printer when they logged in (which was supposed to be installed automagically for anyone who logged in). Same with student desktops in our Library and the Library printer - some folks got it, some didn't

Just wondering if I missed something the first time around (and needed to have the Print Server role installed on my DCs), or if I need to go …
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Windows 10 machine suddenly starting flashing icons on desktop.    I have tested video card and updated drivers still no resolution.    I do not get the flashing of icons if I login to the machine under a different user account so it is related to profile.  Before i chalked it up to corrupt profile wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts on how to resolve.  
Thanks for your response.
Jon
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Using remote desktop connection on a computer to connect to a remote server.  I have 4 windows 7 pro computers, and 3 of them connect just fine, but the 4th one only gives me a black screen when it connects.
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I would like the abiilty for a computer running Windows 10 to take a snapshot of what is on the desktop every morning at 10 am and save it somewhere on teh server in a specific path.
Or to email that snapshot to a specific email.
Is there a script or program that would allow this function?
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On the Storefront (1903) desktop, is there a way to get rid of the box around the icon, get rid of the star, and disable the description altogether instead of hiding it? If I can't get rid of the box altogether, can I shrink it, along with the icon and fill the white space around the box with color and maybe a different color in the box. I can find most of this stuff using google or microsoft inspect, but to translate that to the style.css is not obvious to me. Also, when I shrink stuff, the positioning is out of whack and it is not apparent how to get it to line up straight and even. Even without shrinking things, some desktop names get shortened and even longer names  show up  altogether. Any help on any of this is appreciated.
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if i have two desktop computers, can i connect both of them AT THE SAME time into a curved monitor. so i could split screen? would this work?

thoughts on neck risks here? i am a big fan of look straight ahead and not engaging some old whiplash pain by looking left and right for prolong periods
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How do I add "text to speech" to my desktop C++ application?   I use MS2017.  I cannot assume an internet connection - so "cloud services" are out.   Can one get the modern neural-network speech-to-text ability as a linkable DLL?
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We have multiple PC's running windows 10 that are experiencing an issue that seems to be caused by Desktop WIndows Manager. The right hand side of the screen becomes unresponsive, and can not be clicked with a mouse. This means that you can not close /  minimize windows. If the window is dragged to the left, these buttons work

I have tried the following  :
* Updates ruled out - these PC's are frozen with Deepfreeze so updates are not installed, these roll back after reboot.
* Applications - this happens with multiple applications, event log does not have anything relevant I could find
* if dwm / explorer is restarted, the unresponsive side of the screen cuts off and is black
* changing the resolution resolves this temporarily, even if the resolution is set back to the original recommended resolution
* logging out and in resolves this temporarily

It almost seems as though DWM is setting some kind of border limits for window sizes that does not match the resolution
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Hi
I have inserted 10 different hyperlinks on a Microsoft word document.

The address for each file is located on our file server and they contain our organization policies.

I am going to copy this word file to all the staff desktops.

When users open this word file I would like them to click the links straight away without pressing the Cntrl

Is there any way we can program this on this word file this way.
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Im trying to figure out why my bluetooth speakers keeps disconnecting. I tried wiping my machine, disabling the built in bluetooth and using a blutooth dongle,updating drivers, using a different bluetooth speakers. No matter what I tried I try to use the speakers but after awhile it does not play sound. I can see in the sound bar moving to the music in sound options but nothing out of the speakers. I have to disconnect and reconnect it to work.


I am using Win10 and ASUS all in one desktop.

Any other steps I can try?
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I know how RDP works by accessing the entire desktop and all its applications.
What I want is something similar but not to access the entire desktop but instead a single application. I also want this app to be available for up to 40 users simultaneously.

Anyone know of any software that does this?
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Setup: Workgroup environment, with a file server. Windows 10 Pro, running on a desktop.
Problem: This one user's desktop freezes solid on an average of twice a week randomly, could be in an Excel spreadsheet, last time it happened using FB from a web browser. Cannot reproduce.
No other users in a similar role experience locking up.
Troubleshooting done: Replaced a laptop with a PC, that means the user profile was recreated (being in a workgroup environment) and loaded everything from scratch.
Checked Event Viewer, no real clues in there, see attachment.
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The client needs to have a licensed version installed for Symantec Encryption Desktop.
I can't find any place to purchase this.

Thanks.
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I want to copy an icon to everyone's local computer on our network and then use that icon to a URL I also send to all users desktop, how can i do that using GPO?  windows 2008r2 server.
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Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.7 is not asking for credentials when connecting to a server.  Instead, it is using my normal user credentials.  Under the connection's properties, Logon Credentials, I have it set to not "Inherit from parent."  The "User name" is filled in, but the "Password" field is not.  It seems to ignore those settings and instead logs me in with the account with which I'm signed into Windows.  I realize I can right click the connection and choose "Connect server as..." but I'd rather not have to do that each time.
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The setting I'm referring to is enabled/disabled with the steps below:

Open Settings → Accounts → Sign-in options → Scroll down to Privacy
Turn off the option Use my sign in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or restart.
Use my sign in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update or restart.

My issue - it was working on Windows 10 1803 and 1809 on my desktop, however it does not work on my laptop (on either 1803 or 1809).  
My setup - Domain joined Windows 10 built via WDS image, the same image used on my desktop, then used on my laptop.

There are quite a few people who vented about this feature when it was introduced in the 'fall' a year or so ago and wanted to know how to disable it.  But I have not found anybody who has had this great feature, only for it to stop working (not having it is killing me!).  

Because its a domain - I do not have visibility of the option in Settings, its not listed on the Privacy screen, so am unable to simply toggle it on or off (back on in my case).

Can anyone please provide a work around, a method to activate this feature, perhaps a reg hack or cmd prompt?
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Hello All - I have a new client who is running a call center for a medical environment.

Each morning the call center employees load up RDP for (8) Servers around the area that are each running Terminal Services. They leave the session open all day long so they can jump from one office to the next without having to open and close Sessions.

This feels a bit Wonky as a technical term - I'd like some ideas - I am sure there is something out there that will allow for a single desktop workstation to jump from session to session with a bit more security.

We are installing all-new FireWall Routers and we are establishing VPN Tunneling between all of the offices.

THanks in advance for your input
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Xenapp LTSR 7.15 CU2 environment.
One of my colleagues has updated the GPO to modify the "argument" field value for one of our shortcuts to a application. We can see that it updates on the Citrix server in the correct locations (if I remote desktop to the ctrix application server) except the user start menu in citrix desktop..
 We use Citrix app layering .
The start menu is not redirected.
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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.