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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my customer send a bank details change notification to a supplier. by the time that email reached the inbox of the supplier the content and the bank details have been changed.
subsequently the supplier paid the invoice to the wrong bank account
I cant work out how the email could have been intercepted, the pdf attachment with the bank detail notification changed and send to the supplier.
I changed all relevant passwords for email, accounts and so on, i also scanned the desktop for any malware or virus and none have been found.
further testing revealed that the supplier email was unable to receive any emails for my customer, they just never arrived.
I'm at a loss to understand how this is possible and how to prevent in the future. This is now the second time this happened to different customer.
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i have a system with a weird phenomenum
a desktop running W10, + defender and AV does the following :

when i open up an internet page with EDGE (startpage = google, then hp system + drivers, and i'm llooking up drivers or manual, the page starts skipping DOWN, say 1/2 page, stops several seconds , then skips DOWN again, etc

This is very frustrating , so i'd like to know what can cause this - and put a stop to it
it also happens on other pages than HP -  and i only have it happening on this system
i installed all systems myself - clean
i use a PS2 keyboard, and wired USB mouse - no wifi

ideas? ? ?
" how we share  the same Vdisk on shared storage to different delivery groups"

i have citrix environment in my work place.

most of the datastore has citrix hosted shared that are on cluster. in citrix VM

so 90% of users have shared desktop having non persistence disk.

i also see delivery groups and machine catalog in studio where we have different desktop under delivery groups


all applications are installed on xenappserver, we have version 7.6

have delivery and storage controller.

my question:

we have outlook 2010 installed on xen app server, so all users in all different delivery groups  are using same instance of outlook 2010?

also we must be having seperate vdisk for each desk top groups, so outlook 2010 is installed on each vdisk and it is done through MCS?
For a long time now, we have a setup with all of our desktops where users log into a desktop and group policy connects them to a terminal server running 2008 r2.  The desktop clients are all running Windows 7.  All other computers and users work just fine in the company.  No changes have been made.

The desktop computers we will call Comp1 and Comp2.  When a user logs into the desktop, after a minute or so they get the following error:

"the remote session was disconnected because there are no remote desktop client access licenses available for this computer"

I did some research which all pointed to deleting from the registry the HKLM\software\microsoft\mslicensing so I did that and rebooted.  After doing so and logging back in (as a non admin) I now get the following error:

"The remote session was disconnected because license store creation failed"

Next I tried to restore the MSLicensing entry, and delete only "Store" inside of MSLicensing.  Rebooted still no luck.  I also tried adding and removing the desktop from the domainn and re-adding it.  Still no luck.  I then tried removing the users local profile from the desktop.  Still no luck.

However if I skip the problematic desktops and for example rdp straight to the terminal server using a users credentials, I am able to log in just fine.  This tells me it is not a TS issue.

As I mentioned the issue is only with these two desktops.  All other desktops in the domain connect to the terminal servers with no …
Problem with 2012 r2 remote desktop. The server had a license problem which was resolved and remote desktop stop responding on the that server. The server is vmware virtual and I cannot remote desktop in. If I run a netstat and look for port 3389 i do not see it. I tried rebooting, importing rdp reg settings from another working server.
I have tried to rdp from every type of machine windows 7 windows 2008 r2. I have turned off ntlm on the server as a test.
Can you please check if the below hardware will work with eSXi 6.7?



Mother Board

ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 - Mini ITX Intel Motherboard




Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6 Core Processor (12M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz)




Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB)

DDR4 DRAM 3000MHz C15 Desktop Memory Kit





Samsung 860 PRO 512GB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76P512BW)







Six Port Copper Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Server Adapter Intel® i350AM2 Based





Thank You
I am trying to send out an HTML news letter, and struggling with outlook. pictures and text are shown leveled on HTML, web base email clients, but not in outlook desktop
I need to check the status of Windows 10 Pro installations, their Windows Update service state/setting and the Defer Windows Updates settings.
Of course, this can be done using:
Desktop shortcut for Windows Version: ms-settings:about
Desktop shortcut of Services: %windir%\system32\services.msc – this takes but a little scrolling down to find Windows Update
Desktop shortcut for gpedit.msc: C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc .. but this takes multiple steps to drill down thereafter.

But, using these only slightly helps the efficiency of the process.

What I'd really like is a script to rather succinctly report:
Windows Version (e.g. 1803)
Windows OS Build (e.g. 16299.431)
State of Windows Update service (e.g. Manual or Disabled)
State of "Defer Windows Updates" (e.g. Enabled 365 days)

Any suggestions?

I have a user that for some reason, he keeps getting old reoccurring meeting invites showing up on his iPhone calendar. These meetings have either long since been canceled, deleted or declined. If he tries declining the series, He gets an error "Calendar Invitation - your response to the invitation cannot be sent".he has also tried deleting the account off the phone, restarting the phone and adding the account back, but it does not solve the problem.

Desktop Outlook, outlook 2016 does not have this issue.

Any suggestions?

Thank you very much in advance!


Figured it out. Thank you all!
Setting up a remote desktop connection to windows server 2012 for a few company owners to access one on-site application.

The issue is that all the current desktop icons are saved in the public desktop folder. So I can't delete these icons for the new accounts unless I delete them from the public desktop folder.

What would be the best way to maintain these icons for the current accounts but allow the new accounts to have a custom desktop and delete the icons from it they won't need (without affecting everyone else's desktop)?
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how did find the latest all desktops and servers Processors and advanced Information Link
What is the best practice of setting the shared themes path, user templates, path and workgroup templates path if the templates are on a shared file server?

Should the user template path be set to the local desktop %userprofile%\Documents\Custom Office Templates or on the file server?

We are having a lot of normal.dotm issues. I believe this is happening because of all the user are pointing to the file server user templates.

Any suggestions?
On one of the computers we support, the Windows Wait Cursor (AKA the spinning halo) is there all the time to the right of the mouse pointer. Is there a utility I can install that will show the name of whatever process is running that is causing the Windows Wait Cursor to appear? This is Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 Build 7601 SP1. I have tried running Performance Monitor and Resource Monitor but am not able to see which process is associated with the current activity which is causing the Windows Wait Cursor to be displayed.

Ideally it should just display the process name next to the cursor.

About a month ago I placed in service a server with the Intel desktop RAID controller configured as RAID 10 using (4) 1TB hard drives. Install went perfectly but after a week the status on the RAID controller says initializing and it always stops at 16% (waited over the weekend - no change in initializing - still stuck at 16%.  Every time you reboot the initializing starts over and takes about 30 minutes to get back to 16%.  The Intel rapid storage manager also shows initializing 16% but it also indicates the RAID status is normal.  I know for a fact when I first delivered the server the RAID displayed optimal, not initializing.  Now, about every 4 hours the server becomes unresponsive and has to be powered off without properly shutting it down.  I have replaced the Ethernet adaptor in the server plus a new cable and a new desktop switching hub.

My question is one (or more) of the new hard drives failing or is it the controller having issues?
Hello Experts --

Somehow my HP Laserjet is now asking me to Load Paper Tray 1
                                                                                                      6.50  x  8.41 inches

Does anyone have any idea how I can reset the page dimensions to 8.50  x 11  inches?

To my knowlege I have only one tray and it contains 8.50  x 11  inch paper - which is fine with me.

When I a Print Preview, the print is extremely large and seems to paginate (move to the next page) at about 6.50 inches down on the first page.

Any help you might provide would be appreciated. The HP Laserjet is a large desktop model about 15 of 16 inches in height.
I want to get notified of an email on one account (domain A) to another email address (domain B) without forwarding.

I have a client that only allows OWA which times out and VPN with RDP to my desktop which also times out. I just want an email sent to my other account that there is a new email. It would be great if I could filter, but I can work around that. Thanks.
So i have kinda strange issue.
Last week we rolled out some Surface Book 2 for a couple of users. Most of them got a new profile due the Windows version discrepancy, which is good.

For some reason the Surface Books 2 (i5, 256GB, Windows 1803) have issues to sync the roaming profiles properly.

Issue A:
If a User wants to logout or restart the Computer it takes upto 15min to logout or restart. The SB2's stuck in the logout process. Some SB2's show the message "This roaming profile was not completely synchronised..." shortly before landing on the login-screen.

Issue B:
If a User changes, rearranges or adds folders to his Desktop, after a restart all changes will be gone. But if the users edits a file and saves it, the edits won't be gone after restart.

I logged out at 09:35AM. At 09:51AM the logout process was completed. After a while i logged back into my account.

System Eventlogs:

Event ERROR 09:32:19
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
 and APPID
 to the user domain\user SID (S-1-5-21-4022133609-3842954101-3853132500-6140) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Event Information 09:45:08
Good evening EE team -

Through testing and after confirming with a contact at Microsoft, I found out that it's no longer possible to open a delegated Contacts folder. I have clients who use OWA exclusively and they're asking for work-around on this.

I'm interested to hear if anyone's worked out a way to open a Contacts folder through another means without using a desktop client app (eg Outlook, Apple Contacts); also interested in any recommendations on alternative Contacts apps (perhaps Google Mail?).

Thanks in advance -
ATI Radeon 4500 PCIe grahics card on Asus desktop PC getting extremely hot.

You can place your finger on the metal heatsink but have to remove after 1 second...its that hot. (Appears to be seated correctly)

Now this  Win 10 PC is acting extremely strangely -  6GB of 8GB is being used by RAM even when system is in idle state.

Any ideas?
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If I ping my desktop (Connected via LAN cable) from laptop (Connected via Wifi) with Static IPv4 it says Destination host unreachable both computer are windows 7 and connected to the same router (D-Link 2750 U).

Windows firewall is disabled on both machine.

How can I network this two machine one connected via UTP cable (LAN) and other with Wifi ?
This image will help you to understand the network I want to make.
Hi All

I am working on C# Desktop App.  My below code is working fine for retrieving JSON data from api when I am using http url.
 using (var w = new WebClient())
                 var json_data = string.Empty;
                // attempt to download JSON data as a string
                  json_data = w.DownloadString(url);
               Catch(Exception ex)

But when the url started using https, then my above code started giving me following exception.

[System.Net.WebException] = {"The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send."}

Can anyone Kindly help me sort out this exception.

Thanks in adance.
I had this question after viewing Can't initialize hard drives in Adaptec array configuration utility..

That's the closest matching issue I've been able to find.

Up/Down arrows do not work in Adaptec RAID BIOS on the "Create Array" page.
They work just fine EVERYWHERE ELSE in the BIOS nav menus and on every other settings page. They just don't work on "Create Array"
Drives are shown, and I can select the first drive with INS and remove it with DEL, but I can't move up or down to choose any other drives for an array.

Hard MoBo BIOS reset back to factory settings.
4 different keyboards.
Reflashed Adaptec BIOS (Latest Build 18948).

It's a Standalone Homemade Desktop repurposed as a server.
MoBo: Asus P5K Deluxe
Q6600 CPU
Adaptec ASR-5405 SATA2 RAID Card

This server WAS WORKING. I powered it off, it sat unused for a while, and now I'm pulling it back out for a new project.

I can't get a new RAID array setup to even begin with an OS setup. Like I said ALL OTHER MENUS and settings work fine. It's only the "Array Configuration Utility" > "Create Array" page.
I have an Optiplex 790 i5 small form factor, 6? years old, which has started to shutdown after 5-10 minutes of running. It has a fan cooling the CPU and onboard video heat sinks; a case fan at the front of the box; a fan in the PSU box.

I tried the usual actions: clean dust out of everything; clean white paste off CPU and video chip and reapply new paste; check all fans running; disconnect non-essential devices ie add-on video card, DVD drive, second HD. Shutdown problem continued. BIOS diagnostics ran and reported everything ok. The test button at the back of the PSU gives a green OK light, and all fans spin. PC does not shutdown when PC has power but PSU is not connected to motherboard. Program CPUID Hardward Monitor shows reported temperatures within limits.

In view of all that, I thought the PSU might have a heating problem. I placed a spare 12V case fan near the air inlet to the PSU box, to increase air flow. That enabled the PC to run for hours.
So then I replaced the 12V fan inside the PSU box. The PC still shutdown after 10 min.

So it seems like the PSU fan alone is not delivering enough air to cool the PSU, even though it was ok in the past. So I am wondering - is there a heat sensor in the PSU which is failing or out of spec? Any other ideas on this problem and its solution? Thanks.

I can buy a used replacement PSU (exactly the same part ID) on ebay for about $40.
hello everyone
 My name is Allam living in  Sudan
i don't know english language perfectly
I'm developer at company and i upgrade the system created by old version of oracle to 10g
but i have problem when i want to run reports that i created shortcuts on Desktop it not run with me
so Please i want help quickly

thanks in advance
I am trying to create a feature in power bi where whoever has last published this report from Power Bi Desktop his name/userid should appear. Any idea?






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.