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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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I usually don't run across questions in windows 10 that I can't answer however this has me pretty perplexed.

When utilizing virtual desktops in windows 10, is there a way to change the Virtual Desktop Number from say Desktop 5 To Desktop 2

I usually work on multiple projects and there are times when I might have 10 Virtual Desktops open and might need more than one Virtual Desktop for a single Project.

Any suggestions on how to accomplish this? As  I haven't found anything online to support this is even possible.
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In programs such as Roxio that are designed to create and copy information to cd and dvd media....Why is there a separate "copy type" between data copies and music copies? I wonder why I cannot simply copy a group of MP3 files from my desktop computer to a dvd using data copy instead of the special AUDIO copy.
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I have an application that needs to be utilized by various users across a city.  I wanted to setup a server that allows several windows desktop sessions so that my program can be utilized from a Mac, chromebook, etc...   My guess is that Terminal server for Windows Server using Azure would be a good solution, but I'm no expert.  Could someone give me some direction as to what products from Microsoft Azure I can utilize or others that would accomplish this task?  Also what would I need?
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Several of my Windows 10 Desktop PC's are having problem with several services just not starting automatically even though they are set to do so.
The ones specifically that are causing the most issues are the print spooler and audio.
I have searched the Web but cannot find any solution besides the basic checks like update driver, ensure service set to automatic..etc

This started around 2 weeks ago and if I start the services manually all works perfectly until they stop again.  
Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks
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Hi,
today I tried to access through RDP to a Windows Server 2016 machine, and I got an alert about certificate's fingerprint changed.
Yesterday I had no issues at all.
How can I determine why certificate is changed?
Thank you!
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We're looking for a simpler solution for controlling Windows updates on our 60 windows servers (some of which are Server 2016  which seem to have a mind of their own as to when they want to update themselves) .

As a new admin in my company, I'm working hard to learn lots of things but SCCM / ConfigMgr seems like a beast to learn.  

The desktop guy uses it for the win10 desktop update (400 users in 6 locations).  My boss doesn't want to use the same instance for servers because years ago, desktop updates were pushed to servers which trashed a bunch.

In my previous job, we used WSUS which seemed more manageable.

So, I'm looking for a simple solution for windows updates for servers without me needing to get a PHD in configmgr.

We're even open to 3rd party solutions if that would make it less painful.

I guess from a bandwidth perspective, downloading it once and updating from a local copy would be more efficient but since we just got a fatter internet connection, I'm even open to skipping that as a requirement if it would make it simpler.

Any thoughts would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike
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Our Remote Desktop Server has stopped people connecting remotely to the server - we are seeing the following error


The remote session was disconnected because there are no Remote Desktop Licence Servers available to provide a licence.
Please contact the server administrator.


Ive logged onto the Windows 2012 Server and can confirm there our licenses available and Im able to rds onto other servers but for some reason, Im not able to log on to this particular server and alas, this is where the apps are installed so really need to get back onto this.

Ive tried changing the Licensing Mode but I have not been able to find that option on the RDS Server - also tried changing the local group policy of the server to reflect User instead of Device in terms of licensing mode but still no go.

Oddly thou, I can connect from a remote non domain machine to the box via RDP?

Ive rebooted the box but again, this has not resolved the issue.

Thanks
SycamoreIT
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Windows 10 desktop is now showing icons with a green check mark on lower left.  Don't know how it happen.  Any ideas?
See pic 1, ThanksCheck mark?
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I need to create remote desktop server 2008 r2 2 Factor Authentication.

How would I go about doing this?
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Last call before the new changes to the website.
Pros and cons of this business desktop which would be bought now and avoid January 2020 end of support for Windows 7.
Intel graphics and integrated.
Which specifications would be obsolete a year from now?
Considering that we currently have 8 ram, i5, two hard drives adding to 500.

We'd be slow to start using it but there is only a 90 day warranty on this refurbished tower.
Use: no video games, only video files, music files, photos, email, internet.

We got a refurbished laptop (Lenovo and Amazon) and have had no issues. It does have W8 but can be upgraded to 10.
Any better sources for a 2nd hand unit?

We have accumulated reward points through a checking account and therefore this desktop would cost us nothing.

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkCentre-M92-Professional-Refurbished/dp/B0779SCN12/ref=sr_1_8?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1546024528&sr=1-8&refinements=p_n_operating_system_browse-bin%3A17702486011%2Cp_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A13580790011%2Cp_n_operating_system_browse-bin%3A17004927011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289792011%2Cp_n_feature_fourteen_browse-bin%3A2057441011%2Cp_89%3ALenovo

The specs are at the bottom of the web page.

Thanks.
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With version 1803 once access is granted via the FortiClient Console, I can log on to any workstation with remote desktop from my computer remote from the site.  I updated a couple of workstations to 1809, but I cannot log on with remote desktop.  

When I check the event viewer I get several "Profile notification of event Load for component {B31118B2-1F49-48E5-B6F5-BC21CAEC56FB} failed, error code is See Tracelogging for error details.

Event ID 1534"
Some research has indicated that this is quite a common occurrence, and does not seem to be impacting performance.  Are there any solutios available that would allow remote desktop connections?  I can log onto the server and then remote desktop to each workstation from "inside" the network.
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Hello,
Any suggestions for exams on WCF or upgrade to WCF.  I am vb.net desktop programmer any suggestions on how to upgrade to WCF will be very helpful.

Thanks
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The size of our data sets have been getting larger as time passes and I have reach the GB mark (750,000+ data rows); the computer runs to slow and one of the monitors will go blank for a few seconds and comes back on, but processing does continue as expected. In some instances I am unable to do other things while it is parsing a data set; even checking e-mail can bog it down.

Current Workstation Config
HP ProDesk 600 G2
Intel i7-6700
28 GB RAM
Intel HD Graphics 530
NVIDIA 310
(x3) HP E273
(x2) 1 TB Internal Hard Drives
(x2) 1 TB External Drives (USB 3.0)
Windows Enterprise 10 64 Bit
MSO Pro Plus 2013
SQL 2016 Express.

During my research I found this thread, but the issue there seemed to be more application processing related than hardware and I can process these large data sets in 1-2 hours.

Our IT department says I have the best workstation available in their inventory. If I wanted to get something else I will need justification; so what are my options?

Some suggestions pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated.
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Hi,

XP pro sp3 is horribly slow before startsup.
after bios screen and windows xp appears, I have a black screen for more than 20 minutes.
After that Windows desktop appears.

Some ideas, or points to check ?
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I have a 750GB hard drive that just seemingly filled up overnight.  It is a headless desktop used as a "server" for a specific industry.

I select all the folders on the hard drive and it shows about 45GB of data.  (I have made sure that show hidden folders and files is on.)   I run WinDirStat (as an administrator) looking for the huge file, malware, temporarily files and it also shows around 45GB total.

I run CHKDSK c: /f in CMD (as administrator) and reboot it.  That doesn't fix it either.

I go into DISKPART and it shows the full hard drive.

In "My PC" it shows 10GB free out of 640GB.

I run a local defender scan and an online ESET scanner and shows clean.  

Therefore, I have a 750GB hard drive with less than 50GB of data on it verified by two different programs and it is almost full.

I haven't ran a SMART test on it (yet nothing is being reported on boot up) nor plugged it into my Linux server box for a second opinion.

Is this a hardware or SMART error?  NTFS?  

The drive is old (probably about 8 years old) but still works except for this issue.
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We are in the process of buying new Desktops for our company network. When we buy equipment we historically keep it for somewhere between 7 and 9 years.  Most of the suppliers we have asked are quoting  for machines with Solid State Drives.  When I looked at this a few years ago Solid State Drives  had a lifespan of about 4 years. For this reason I was going to stick with Hard Disk Drives.  The machines in question will be used in an office environment with standard work loads of Word , Excel, email. The files are stored  on a network so the local disks tend to be below half capacity at the end of the 9 year period.

Does anyone know what the likely lifespan of a solid state drive might be nowadays?
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We have shortcut virus on my desktop which has infected some of my folders which command I can run to fix this problem.
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We recently changed our domain name which affected our SSL wildcard certificate. Our environment is an Exchange 2010 SP3 with Outlook 2016 clients. When clients open their desktop version of Outlook they get a Security Alert error message stating it's invalid or doesn't match name of the site. You can view the certificate and it is the correct one (*.new.edu), however the error displays mail.old.edu instead.
I have searched this site and applied many different solutions, but still get the error message on client systems. Of course it's fixed by redoing the Outlook profile, but we don't want to do that as it would be a nightmare with all the users.

This is what I've done so far:
Verfied in DNS the Exchange server has an A record pointing to the ip of the server. There is also a CNAME alias for 'mail' that points to the FQDN of the Exchange server.

Ran these commands in the Exchange Mngt Shell (with HostName and url changed):
Set-ClientAccessServer -Identity HostName -AutodiscoverServiceInternalUri https://mail.yourdomain.com/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml
Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -Identity "HostName\EWS (Default Web Site)" -InternalUrl https://mail.yourdomain.com/ews/exchange.asmx
Set-OABVirtualDirectory -Identity "HostName\oab (Default Web Site)" -InternalUrl https://mail.yourdomain.com/oab
Recycled the Application pool for MSExchangeAutodiscoverAppPool

Ran these commands to verify correct addresses are there:
Get-ExchangeCertificate | fl …
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after windows update my desktop icons are missing.   I think the update was 1809
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Our company has a pretty limited retention policy (like 6 months) so users end up archiving email to .PST files.

Now that OneDrive is backing-up the desktop and local documents, these .pst files keep getting backed up over & over & over again since the modify date keeps changing (if the .PST is mounted in Outlook)

The only solution I can think of is to make an EXTRA copy the .PSTs and place them in a location that OneDrive won’t backup.  If the dates change on those PSTs, it won’t provoke a fresh backup.  Then, we can have one set of PST’s backed up to OneDrive once.

This is not ideal, and doesn’t do anything about for the constantly modified PST’s like ARCHIVE.PST.

Any other ideas would be very much welcomed and appreciated.

Thanks,
Mike
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Running Windows 7 Professional SP-1 32-bit, the system has started to freeze, randomly, since yesterday.  No new hardware or software has been installed.  Freezing happens randomly, not consistently with any application or activity, and requires rebooting.  Checkdsk found no problems on the system drive.  All the components are new: Asus P8H67-M PRO/CSM (REV 3.0) (Socket 1155) with the latest bios, Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz  6MB Cache, LGA 1155, (4) Corsair Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); (2) IDE HDD:  WD 3200JB  320 GB (Master) + WD5000AAKB 500 GB (Slave); SATA HDD:   WD30EZRX  3TB;  SATA REV 35GB USB Drive.  Using the Western Digital diagnostic tool, all hard drives passed a quick test.  Using Intel's CPU testing utility, the CPU passed all tests.  Restoring the system drive with an image saved from before this issue, the issue persisted.

I suspect a hardware problem, but I'd appreciate some guidance about how to troubleshoot this systematically.

Thank you.
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Hello,
How do I add my vb.net desktop project to git.
I am using visual studio 2017 .

Thanks
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Hello,
Any suggestion for certification for AI & ML .
I am a VB.Net desktop ddeveloper.
Any suggestions ae appreciated.
Thanks
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trying to setup one drive on a user's desktop and laptop. The desktop is syncing fine. The laptop however will not let me sync the pictures or documents. I get "Your IT administrator has set a policy that prevents changes to known folders, Please remove that policy and try again". I can't find a fix anywhere. What is more confusing is the desktop is synced completely and the desktop folder is synced between them. Just can't sync the pictures or documents in the laptop
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i'm using Shadow Protect to backup a windows 10 workgroup desktop PC. I have an issue whereas all related Shadow Protect services being disabled overnight. This would include image manager and CMD control the backup monitoring service. I cant find what is disabling  the services and therefore need some help.
Is it possible to prevent disabling the service in the registry or group policy like you see on internet security services. Any help on this is appreciated.
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Desktops

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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.