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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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The RemoteApp Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2 is missing, but all of the other Remote Desktop Services programs are present:

RD Licensing Diagnoser
Remote Desktop Gateway Manager
Remote Desktop Licensing Manager

I need to change a shortcut on the RD Web Access page due to a program update, and the original shortcut is no longer valid. I have searched everywhere on the server, and that app is missing. Can someone point me in the right direction or how to change the published apps on the RD Web Access page? I am desperate because several users want access to that program again.

Thanks in advance
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I have a Citrix environment and looking to use Server 2016 for Shared Server desktop (VDA).  

I received the 2016 RDS User Cals but when I go to apply it I don't see a 2016 RDS Option. This license server is 2012 R2.
Am I missing something here..I am having a hard time excepting that I have to run a 2016 server just to apply 2016 RDS CALS

After reinstalling Windows Server Admin on Windows 10 Enterprise, my Remote Desktops icon disappeared from my Taskbar. The space where the icon was is black, but I can still click on the space and run Remote Desktops.

This is the Remote Desktops with a nice user interface where each server has an icon and my account credentials are configured for each. It's called rd.windows.exe and is located in a hidden winapps folder, but I cannot run it directly from there and it has a generic icon.

I cannot uninstall it from Programs and Features, and when I attempt to install it from the Internet web page, it says it is already installed.

Any ideas?

Thank you
Hi all!

I was wondering if there was a way I good sit up a domain desktop machine, have all the configs set, then image to another identical desktop. Here's the the tricky bit (well for me) I would like those other machines also to be put on the domain but have different computer names . Obviously to avoid conflicts.

I'm having a small roll-out in my company but do not have the facilities of SCCM or anything pricey. So looking for free alternative methods. I heard WDS may be a good way?

Would someone be able to put me into the right direction?
- Yesterday I was watching some YouTube videos when my PC suddenly went off and restarted..
-It was not a usual restart as it didn't show Restarting and the logo..
-I thought it as normal and again started surfing on the Internet..
-The PC restarted again..
-I shut down my computer,Switched of the power button and restarted my PC..
-Here came a new problem..My PC wasn't booting this time
-I unplugged the wires and plugged them back again
-The PC booted successfully
-There were no problems after that yesterday
-Today the PC restarted again in the same manner 2 times
Please help me

Thank You
Having trouble with workstations running a new software program that uses a SQL DB on an SBS 2011 server (Medtech32 Medical Software.)
Disabling the Server's Firewall allows it to run on the workstations.  I've added the Firewall rules to the Server as stated by Medtech but it still doesn't connect.  Any ideas?
The ports as per their docs are:
TCP Port 3050  on internal LAN/WAN
UDP Port 300 on internal LAN/WAN

Lenovo desktop which runs a hardware scan once a week. Sunday it found two failures.
A Malwarebytes scan found Google Chrome related pups. Normal for MB to find those.

The next scan Lenovo got one cancel and one red X.

It gives a final result code. Then today Trend Micro would not open. I got a new serial number and re-download and that program appears to be fine. Scan with that and MB and nothing found.
Then the 3rd Lenovo scan and the cancel and one red X are still there.
On their forum it was suggested to run a Chkdsk which I have not done yet. I was planning to do it without backing up some folders. I've done check disk many time before.

It was interesting that during one Lenovo scan a message bottom right that a hardware had been installed. Not it had not. Nothing was installed or plugged in.

first scan 2 failures2nd and 3rd scans with a cancel and an Xdevice plugged in - falsem
We have Trend Micro compliments of the ISP. Saturday the small flag lower right corner indicated there were two problems. One was that Trend Micro Security needed to be turned on. Also Windows Defender. I turned both on but one problem remains and it says Trend Micro is off. When I try to open the program to check the settings: start > computer > programs > open or run as administrator.
I get a white icon middle of the desktop but the program never opens.
Also here mention of a worm.

Here the three images, the first when I am ask if I want to allow TM to open.
This was in the morning. Abandoned for the day but then a few hours later up pops what you see in image three.

Windows 7 and I can totally remove Trend Micro and call the ISP for a new code to download the program again.
Though I downloaded updates for Trend Micro yesterday.

We want to backup our documents folder, photos, music, etc.
Some of our word and PDF documents are on the desktop. In the documents folder are large video files. We'd like to put everything but the videos on the thumb drive. How when they are mixed in with other types of documents?

I guess we could create a new folder and move all videos to that folder.
Suppose that was not an option then how would we do it without a new video folder?
I am working on an HP Envy desktop for a client that is less than 6 months old. A week ago it decided not to connect to the internet wirelessly . I did my normal troubleshooting with the router and computer resets, router removal, drive removal, firewall, command prompt efforts creating a new IP address, public DNS, netsh Winsock, etc. No matter what I did I could not connect so I hooked up a usb wireless adapter. The adapter found the router however it would not connect to the internet no matter what I did. I then connected the desktop to the router via an Ethernet cable. Still no success. Finally I contacted HP support and they walked me through everything that I had already done without success and then booted me up to their "pay for service" department. After challenging the tech regarding paying for this he told me that the problem was due to a MS update that blocked the internet completely on some computers with Windows 10. He said that he had a fix but of course the fee was $50 up front and then $15 a month for a year. I don't understand where they get off telling a customer who is still under warranty to pay even if it was a result of a Microsoft error. I said no and researched his reply and found it to be true however I haven't found any fixes. When HP or Microsoft uncovered this problem they could have easily notified customers to tell them if they had the problem "here is the fix". Instead they let me spend hours troubleshooting and then want to charge me for the …
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Hello, In our AD environment we are using folder redirection which includes Desktop, Documents, Favoraties and App data folders, today one user lost all of his FTP sites in CoreFTP client he usually logs in from multiple pc's using his AD user account and then team-viewer in to his main pc in main branch office, can someone think of a reason why did he lost all his FTP sites from ftp client.
Hi there,
My friend is having an issue with Microsoft Outlook 2010 two weeks ago. All emails she got are not showing up in her inbox folder, but she can still see the desktop popup alert and there a number beside the inbox folder saying how many emails are unread, but when she clicks it, it shows nothing. The only way she can read the email is to restart the Outlook, but all the new emails stay for 10 minutes and then they will disappear.
The following is the message she got two weeks ago, the MS link is a 404 page, so I`m hoping you guys can offer a hand!
2:40:08 Synchronizer Version 14.0.7187
2:40:08 Synchronizing Mailbox 'foo'
2:40:08 Terminated in error
2:40:08                   [8004010F-501-0-1710]
2:40:08                   The client operation failed.
2:40:08                   Microsoft Exchange Information Store
2:40:08                   For more information on this failure, click the URL below:
2:40:08                   http://www.microsoft.com/support/prodredirect/outlook2000_us.asp?err=8004010f-501-0-1710
Thanks for reading, have a good day.
I have an old, Dell Desktop computer (2008) which works fine.  Recently I purchased a 256GB flash drive to contain backups of my external hard drive.  Copying files/folders from my external drive to the flash drive takes forever (24+ hours).  It finally dawned on me the desktop has USB 2.0 ports.   I went out to the Amazon site, looking for USB 3.0 cards, but none of them have good ratings.  I also realized I would require a USB 3.0 flash drive.  I also know I should probably upgrade to a new desktop or tablet, but can't afford it right now.

Any suggestions?


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All I want to do is be able to remote desktop onto this server, If I go to Allow app through firewall "Change" is grayed out
How do I turn on Remote Desktop for a 2012 R2 ?
A customer of mine has a desktop computer running windows 8 and using AOL as her web browser & Email.  AOL disabled her older version of AOL as they said they no longer supported it and so she had to install the latest version of AOL. Now, when she goes to a picture she wants to email to someone, and she clicks on "email" at the top, it will attach the picture to the draft but the send button is disabled.  ( I attached a screen shot showing you what I mean)  How can we fix this issue?
Happy Thanksgiving Experts.

Need your help to dtermine if this SSD internal (Samsung 960 EVO Series - 500GB NVMe - M.2 Internal SSD (MZ-V6E500BW)) is compatible with these twoPCs:

1. HP ENVY 700-215xt CTO Desktop PC

2. HP Pavilion p6180t Desktop PC

Both are on Windows 7, but can upgrade to Windows 10.

I know that MS Access is meant to be database for personal use on user desktop, laptop or eventually shared and used in LAN environment for not large number of users.
However, I have inherited a MS access 2010 database split on Main_Front_End and Main_Back_End. Main_Front_End is around 35MB size Main_Back_End is around 100MB.
All forms on Main_Front_End are bound to back and tables.
Main_Back_End database is located in server share folder and copies of Main_Front_End are  on users local machine. There are 3- 5 users.
Problem is speed and efficiency. Company has main location in one City  and  offices in several  other Cities across country. Users using this database in main location, sometimes in other City company office locations and sometimes accessing database from home over VPN.
Users are complaining that sometimes it takes 15-30 sec. for start form to open when they accessing this from other location and from home.
I need some advice what can be done to improve speed in current settings and database design. And advice how it would be the best to adjust and make correction in database design.
I assume first option would be putting Main_Back_End on SQL Server database and link Main_Front_End to tables on server database thorough DNS-Less connection. Not sure will it improve speed if forms are not bound?
What do you suggest as option to create Main_Front_End in VB.Net or other language and make more robust application?
I have about 50 free lancers that I use for specific work. My client system requires that all of the free lancers come from a static IP or IP's. Each of the free lancers use an application that connects back to my client. Is there any way to do this other than deploy citrix or TS desktops for each of the users? I have seen some VPN services but they don't take into account the client application they work fine for internet access. Thanks.
I have the Rampage III Formula (LGA1366) motherboard.  I wanted a larger secondary HD so I could boot to a Acronis boot disk and place the backup image on the new drive which is a 3 terabyte.  I already had a 1 terabyte as the second HD.  I replace the second drive with the 3 terabyte.  When I reboot the BIOS does not see the drive.  When I get into windows I have to go to device manager and scan for hardware changes under disk drives to get windows to see the drive.  I did do the disk management,  format etc and had no problems getting windows to see it but it does have to be found after a reboot like I mentioned above.  

I updated the BIOS from ASUS but it still does not see the drive.  If the BIOS does not see it Acronis will not see it so I can't pick the 3 terabyte drive to put the image. Running WIN10 64bit Pro

Any help is appreciated.
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I have a client, running Windows 8 Pro who needs to logon to our hosted server.  So far, everyone who has logged onto our server has been running Win10, using the "Remote Desktop Connection".  I'm sure RDC used to be on Windows 8, but I couldn't remember where it was (if it is even installed).  I know there is a version called "Remote Desktop" that can be downloaded from the MS store, but this doesn't have all of the features I need.

Can someone let me know how to run RDC on Windows 8.  Thank you
I have a batch file with several xcopy commands that I have been using for years. All of a sudden the xcopy commands have stopped working giving me an Access Denied message for every file that xcopy tries to copy to the local computer. An example of an xcopy command:

C:\Windows\System32\xcopy.exe "\\Motion\Users\Nelson\Documents\My ElephantDrive\Everywhere\Patent Records" "C:\Users\User\Documents\My ElephantDrive\Everywhere\Patent Records" /D /S /Y /C  /EXCLUDE:C:\xcopyexclude.lst

I have turned off my virus protection (Bitdefender) and checked the permissions for the folders (there has been no change and I added full control for everyone just to be sure).  I can copy the files xcopy is trying to copy with Windows Explorer with no trouble.  The batch file is in my desktop. Any ideas what may be causing this behavior?
I have a lab environment based on vmware ESXi. Part of that is a number of virtual Kali 2017.2 machines that needs to be remotely accessible. Users on internet must be able to access the console GUI of the Kali, the desktop. Security is not an issue since they will use VPN.

I have tried using the built-in tightvncserver but whenever I connect the VM will freeze. I have reinstalled Kali numeous of times but it´s still the same issue. Probably something inside of the Kali distribution and/or my vmware environment that behaves strangely...

I have also tried installing xrdp but it seems not to be available for Kali 2017.2. Also, when reading about it I see that it depends on the same tightvncserver and I don´t think that´s the solution for me.

What other options do I have? I want inbound connection from the clients, which means that all cloud based solutions like Teamviewer is out of the question.

vmware has its built-in remote console application that can be used from vcenter web frontend but it requires both installation of the client software as well as flash in order to work properly so I have ruled that out aswell.

What other options do I have?
I had this question after viewing how can I open .xml.gz file.

This may work if file was still on internet and I have ownership of file.

I have a related question where file is on my windows desktop and I am trying to open file.
I installed a Startech PCI serial card in a slot in my Dell Optiplex 960 desktop running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.   I downloaded the drive from the Starctech website but when I try to  install it, it says "installation is aborted".
Over the past year, I have purchased MS Visio 4 different times using Volume Licensing Services.

When I look in the Volume Licensing Services website, it shows that each of the keys has 50 activations available.

A couple of the purchases were for multiple users.

How do I track if I still have licenses available?, since my understanding is:

1) The same user can install MS Visio on both their laptop and desktop and only require one seat.
2) The totals are activations and not users. So If I purchase a new computer for a user, and install the same key on their new computer, it now shows as a 2nd activation even though only 1 license is required.

For example, one purchase was for 2 user licenses. I can see that the activation count is 2, but is that a laptop and desktop for the same user or 2 separate user installs.






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.