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 Expert

We are using remote desktop to connect from a Windows PC 7 to another Windows PC 7 or 10 in a site-to-site VPN.  

We want the remote PC can make print to a local PC. However, it is interesting only some printer can show in remote PC (with redirect wording), e.g. Xerox photocopier. For the one we need, it cannot show . The printer model is Canon MF635cx.

I have tried to share it, show in directory... but no luck.

Any suggestion?

Thanks a lot
Need a Mac Desktop Sharing tool which also plays audio

I will give a friend a demo of using Audacity, but need to audio I hear on my system to play on my friend's system. My machine is a Mac and so is my friend's machine, a Mac.

Are there any such Desktop Sharing tools?

I've just installed MySQL on my desktop and am trying to connect to it from VFP.

I've prepped a User DSN call CodelODBC,
Server localhost
Port: 3306
User: Michael
Password: password
Database: none

I Click the Test button and get "Connection successful" which reassures me the DSN setup is valid

but, in VFP,  the line

STORE SQLSTRINGCONNECT('dsn=CodelODBC;uid=MICHAEL;pwd=password') TO gnhandle

always returns -1

I also tried
(after finding  )


but that falls over with "Command contains unrecognised Keyword..."

what am I missing?
On multiple brand new Windows 10 desktops, after joining them to the domain, and after completing all the Windows updates, and after downloading and installing all the updates available in the Microsoft Store, I am getting multiple Event ID: 69 errors in the Event Viewer, in the Administrative Events.

They are logged source is the AppModel-Runtime, and the descriptions are similar, except for the particular package that is generating the error. The text reads similar with the one below:  

Failed with 0x490 modifying AppModel Runtime status for package Microsoft.WindowsStore_12002.1001.1.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe for user [DOMAIN]\[User] (current status = 0x0, desired status = 0x20).

Attached are a couple of screenshots, the first one with all the details for one of these multiple Event ID 69. The second one shows three of the multiple errors that keep appearing in the Event Viewer for all systems.

I've spent a good deal of time trying to figure out what is causing these errors, and how to stop them from appearing in the event log. Unfortunately, I was not able to figure out a solution, so I am hoping that someone in the community will be able to assist. Any feedback or suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
I have an old Win XP Pro computer I found in the basement and I tried to fire it up to see what was on it.  It boots up and gets to the desktop and then reboots.  There was a noise in the power supply like the fan was going out so I replaced it with a spare I had lying around but the problem persists.  What should I try first?  I know you want to say junk it, good Lord man it's 2020!, but I'm curious to see what files are on it.
Client has Win7 laptop, folder redirection for desktop and documents.  

Unbeknownst to anyone, his offline sync / sync center stopped and were disabled, but he is still using the client-side cached versions of his files.  
Because of this his files are as much as a year or more out of sync with what is stored on the server and the newer, more-valid files are on his laptop.

I am concerned (because it doesn't seem clearly documented anywhere I looked), that re-enabling offline files and re-establishing sync will result in his client-side cache being overlaid by the much older files in his user\home$\username folder on the server.

Are my fears unfounded?  Will re-enabling offline files cause the newer files in his client-side cache to win the argument and bring his redirected server-based folder up to date with what's in client-side cache?  Or will it clear the client-side cache and load all the old versions of the flile, wiping out over a year's worth of work?
Please suggest a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Platform

Please suggest a few good brands I should consider...

I expect to use Windows 10 and the .NET Framework set of Dev Tools.

I need a VDI for some development work and expect to also have some offshore developers also help. I presume one VDI per developer.

Make any sense? (This only MAY work with free Open Source software)

Anyway, I need some good branding VDI options. Free is better, but key features may make a small fee worth it.

How do you add a  azure ad user to a remote desktop users group?
Hi Expert,

I am having a strange issue with my desktop(Win 10), after using for like 10-15 mins I can't use the network(LAN connection) anymore, but sometimes no issue very random. With different browsers, gaming etc, and I need to restart to resolve.

I have tried ipconfig/all and it's getting IP address. Router and switch all working, interconnect to a switch with a wifi AP and no issue on AP. Appreciate it if any expert can assist me.

Installing Remote Desktop Services Role on Server 2019 Std. Hyper-V Guest.
1. Role is installed via Remote Desktop Services installation --> Quick Start --> Session-Based Desktop Deployment.
2. Remote Desktop Services Role installation completes successfully
3. Session Collection installation failed with following error: "Failed: Unable to create the session collection. The property UserAuthenticationRequired is configured by using Group Policy Settings. Use the Group Policy Management Console to configure this property."  (Screen shot below)
4. I tried configuring the following Group Policy with same result:  Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Remote Desktop Services\Remote Desktop Session Host\Security\Require user authentication for remote connections by using Network Level Authentication: Enabled

I'm not sure if this is correct GPO to modify. I'm at a loss. Any guidance would be much appreciated. Please let me know if you need additional information. Thanks! Chip
I have an asp net page with separate VB code behind page.
The aspx page is about 2000 px long. There are is a top, middle, and lower sections.
I need to be able to jump to each section based on various events in my code behind.
I was thinking of putting a heading label for each section.  I would like a command that I could insert as needed in my code behind to jump to specific labels. It will need to work across desktop and mobile platforms.
This may be difficult to explain.  If a user in Office A is using a computer with Win 10 Pro with 2 30" monitors, and he is going to be stationed at Office B for a period of time, and needs to RDP in to his computer with the two 30" monitors to run applications that have a USB key, and physically the applications need to be executed from that desktop where both screens are required (3D rendering etc). and now he is remoting in via RDP from Office B - he can then execute the apps and get both screens up from Office B - that has worked before.
My dumb question is this, if we physically remove the monitors from the computer in Office A (because they will be needed in Office B), When the user remotes in to the computer at Office A - will it still allow him access to two screens via RDP because the screen info is saved with the video card, or no. I am thinking it is more of PNP and therefore the only way he can get both screens from Office A, is to have the two monitors physically connected on the computer at Office A and of course 2 at Office B - agreed?
I have a user who is retiring work but wants to export some folders containing emails in her desktop outlook to a new personal web based address. This address is not linked to the exchange version. Can this be done with .pst files? Or can these only be imported to desktop Outlook?  If so is there any other way to achieve this?

Thanks in advance.

I have 3 computers on our domain network that are not joined to the network for our camera viewing software.  They are not joined to the domain because I need them to boot up automatically and then they are set to have the camera software to open after a 15 second delay.  If I join it to the domain to use RDP, it requires a password to set up.

Is there a way to connect to the computer through my domain desktop to the system to do maintenance on the computer?  I am trying to avoid having to visit the site for easy fixes when I can do it from my office.
I have a problem in File Explorer(FE). All the folders with the exception of Desktop and Downloads, All show the correct location except these 2 folders. When I right click on Music or Videos folder in FE for example and go to location it has D:\ which is what I expect it to show. If I open the music folder or the video and right click on that file and go to properties it will  show the following location.D:\Music\the name of that file XXCCDD. Which is correct once again. The problem occurs when I right click on an item inside the the Desktop folder{in this case it is the EE-Security folder} and go to the general tab-then location what shows up is this D:\quickaccess\EE-Security. Which is not correct because the EE folder is located on my Desktop. Desktop therefor should be in location name instead of Quick Access. Similarly, When I right click on a folder in this case it is {Drug Info-CE Slides}inside the Downloads folder under general tab-the location states-D:\quick access once again instead of -D:\Downloads\Drug Info-CE Slides.
This has never been like this . I am not sure what has happened here? See screen capture. Please help me with correcting the location.
Thank you,
Basem Khawaja

Quick Access-wrong location for Desktop and Downloads
windows search does not work on windows 10.  JUst get black box on desktop
I have set up some Windows 10 Pro workstations and allowed Remote desktop access. From my Server Std 2012 I can remote in with no problems. However, when I attempt to log in from another Win 10 workstation I get kicked out in approx 10 seconds. With no error message on the host machine, but with error shown below on the client:  I can remote from the Win 10 client to the server and from there to the host Win 10 machine and it works fine.  Just not directly from Win 10 to Win10.  Both Win 10 boxes are joined to the same domain.

Faulting application name: mstsc.exe, version: 10.0.17763.404, time stamp: 0xe56a4c30
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.17763.831, time stamp: 0x1f1a0210
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00000000000a63e0
Faulting process id: 0xae8
Faulting application start time: 0x01d5dba5bdcc30b1
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\mstsc.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 3237bef8-4875-4a8d-a2fd-d8b12aaae66b
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:
I am trying to take a printer mapping policy (using user configuration) that is linked to the domain.  I want to have it apply to to all users, BUT one user, both on her desktop and the terminal server.  I think I need to create two items:
                                                                Printer Mapping Group
                                                                Printer Exclude Group

Then, unlink the policy from the domain and link it to the printer mapping group.

Make the user a member of the Exclude group and do a gpupdate/force.  

The question, is..  will this apply to her login on the terminal server too?  I would assume yes?
Hi guys,

I am currently trying to deploy Azure Windows Virtual Desktop. Unfortunately, my deployment fails at the very last step every time with an error message (see attached files) in relation to something called 'dscextension'.

Thank you very much for you assistance!
I want to explore the idea of creating a stand alone version of our main product that can be installed by the end user as a single user system, but I need to figure out how to either make the MySQL installation completely click through, or use another database that would also lend itself to migration to MySQL should the user decide to upgrade to the multi-user client/server system.

There are a handful of trigger tables on the MySQL side that upon the data entry of a parameter, run a list of queries/functions on the database side, that I would need to be able to duplicate if it's not MySQL, and the database needs to be installed with enough initial data to facilitate the new user's login, or I guess I could build a way to capture the initial user information needed to log in with a new user onboarding process after installation.

The client side I already have sorted out, I just need to figure out the back end and we'll be in business.

Right now I'm installing the community version of MySQL, then using Navicat to build out the needed tables and other objects by performing a structure synch with a master database that has all the most current table, view, function, and event definitions.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
We have a number of administrative tasks that require the actual User account be logged on - and no other.  
(This doesn't mean that "run as administrator" can't be used once logged on).

The workstations are domain-joined.
It appears that we can't RDP into a workstation using a standard user logon.
If true, this hampers admin operations and requires IT techs to drive/walk over to the target workstation to accomplish his/her task.

Some techs use GoToAssist, Spashtop, etc.  So, I guess the question might include: How can one log onto a domain-joined workstation with RDP using a standard user logon?
The user's Windows 10 computer has run out of free space, and WinDirStat reports 91% of the drive space is taken up by <Unknown>
MalwareBytes ran last night, scanned 455,380 files, with no threats found.  This scan took 4 hours and 10 minutes
I installed the latest MalwareBytes update this AM, and I assume that I have another 3 hours for that to finish.

The only major change that the user recalls is that a Cloud 9 connection to what appears to be a virtual desktop was installed around the time they noticed the computer slowing down.

How should I proceed?   Thanks.

91percent of drive used up by unknown
I am trying to take ownership of a folder of a user that is no longer here because we need access to some of the data. I was able to retrieve the folder from a previous backup. I copied it to my desktop and used the command line to take ownership. I ran C:\windows\system32>takeown /f "C:\foldername" /r /d y that I found on Google Search. It said I was the owner now but when I try to use teracopy (to overcome long filenames)  to copy the folder to another location I get access denied to some of the files. Is there a way around this?
which is a better computer for speed and perormance?

HP Slimline 290 Desktop, AMD A4-A4-9125 Upto 2.6GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD, DVDRW, HDMI, VGA, Card Reader, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Windows 10 Pro


HP ProDesk 600 G3 Desktop, Intel Dual-Core i3-7100 3.9GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, DVD-RW, DisplayPort, VGA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Windows 10 Pro


HP EliteDesk 705 G3 1MM31UT#ABA Small Form Factor Desktop computer - AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 1500 (3.50 GHz), 8 GB DDR4 Memory, 256 GB SSD, DVD-Writer, Windows 10 Pro
I am looking for a desktop pc for a friend who has a small lawn service.  He needs 4 desktops and he wants the price to be under $500 for each.  Take a look at the screenshots of some computers I found and let me know which one you think is the better machine, or possibly if both are not the best.  The programs being used on the computers are quickbooks, email (yahoo mail) and just browsing the interent.  Quickbooks will be used 90% of the time during the day.

I also added a refurbished Dell computer (he said refurb is ok) to the mix so let me know if the specs of the refurb are pretty good.  Thanks!






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.