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Installation is the act of making a computer program program ready for execution. Because the process varies programs often come with a specialized program responsible for doing whatever is needed for their installation. Installation may be part of a larger software deployment process. Cross platform installer builders that produce installers for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux include InstallAnywhere, InstallBuilder and Install4J. Installers for Microsoft Windows include Windows Installer, InstallShield, and Wise Installation Studio; free installer-authoring tools include NSIS, IzPack, Clickteam, InnoSetup, InstallSimple and WiX. Mac OS X includes Installer, and also includes a separate software updating application.

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I have an HP Envy Model 4-1130us that was given to me with a dead hard drive. Without thinking about it or understanding the existing setup, I pulled the old hard drive, installed a used 500gb SSHD and proceeded to install Windows 7 on it, or so I thought. It turns out that this laptop has a 32gb SSD and that is what I installed Windows 7 on. During the installation process, I deleted all the existing partitions on what I thought was the SSHD, but in reality was the 32gb SSD. The 500gb SSHD is not recognized by Windows. Also, the BIOS is unusual to me in that it does not actually identify the SSD or the SSHD.
My goal is to get this laptop running Windows 7 in the fastest configuration utilizing the 32gb SSD and the 500gb SSHD. I have a bootable Windows 7 installation media on a USB flash drive. I need to know how to setup the BIOS to accomplish this. Also, what additional software do I need to take advantage of the Intel Rapid Start and Intel Smart Connect features if I should be using them?
Attached are pictures of the BIOS screens.
Thank you in advance to anybody willing to help me learn to get this laptop running Windows 7.
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I have had an issue with APC Powerchute Business Edition  9.5 on Windows SBS 2011. When rebooting the server it gets stuck when trying to run the APCBEserver services. Only stopping this service would allow Windows to start. APC would not automatically uninstall so followed instructions here:

restarted server and the services etc were gone.

Then tried installing Powerchute 8.6. Agent ran fine but when trying to install the server it got stuck on starting service. Again followed above instructions with mixed results. It looks like APC is not fully installing (see below for full details)

Entries for 64 bit System:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\APC\PowerChute Business Edition\agent
Present in registry: Yes
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\agent
Present in registry: No

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\agent
Present in registry: No. Howver secondary key of v:upsmanager is present. (Attachment 1) Screenshot1

Present in registry: Yes

Present in registry: Yes
Present in registry: Yes
Good evening,

I am trying to build a Fedora server with a Raid 1+0.

The mother board is B450-F
Socket AM4

I was able to get Fedora 24 to somewhat work but I made a newbie mistake on a partition and re- installing the system again.
But here is my main problem:

I  have 4 identical solid state drives and want it to be set-up as Raid 1+0.
The hardware does support it but when I try to install linux after the raid has been set-up.  The linux install does not recognize the raided drives.
If I have to deal with CentOS 7 that would be fine.  I just need a system that handle Motif programming, and Fedora and CentOS still support this.

In help would be great
How do you add certificate to Trusted Publishers via certutil.exe if GPO is also adding certificates?

**GPO cannot be used to distribute this certificate as it causes a secondary issue for us.

We have a printer driver that we need to silently install. If we open up the certificates snap-in and manually import the certificate into "Trusted Publishers", our silent installation works.

If we attempt to script that same cert import via certutil.exe, the import fails unless we use -force, at which point it creates a SECOND Trusted Publishers store and imports the certificate there.

The driver installation fails to see the certificate in that second store and gives the usual untrusted error as if it were never imported at all.
AD Connect a current AD and current 365.
Hi, I have a request to add AD Connect to the current domain and their 365 account, now as normal i would assume that we do this when the 365 is a new install and not to a already running 365 setup. The question I have is there a best practise to link the 365 to AD without having to recreate all users in 365 as they are currently active in 365 ?
Thanks in Advance
Hi Guys,

We've been using Symantec DLO (desktop / laptop option) for a number of years across different sites.
Initially we were satisfied with the product and support, but lately DLO has been giving more and more issues with their technical support becoming poorer as time goes on.

Does anyone perhaps have a suggestion for a comparison product?

We need to install a client on a desktop / laptop, and want to the software to backup critical workstation data to the server on a fixed schedule.

Any ideas are welcome.
We installed Exchange Management tools CU6 version  on my  PC. I removed it from my PC in order to install cu10. I am now unable to install CU10 version of Mgmt tools.
It error out at the prerequisite check stage, the PC has met the requirement in the CU6 installation and also  .Net 4.7.1 is in the PC.
I ran setup /role:mt /IAcceptExchangeserverlicenseterms. it was copying the file then checking the prerequisites and error out.
MS SQL corruption error

Getting this error on a sbs 2011 server

The description for Event ID 8646 from source MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:


The specified resource type cannot be found in the image file

Any ideas?

Installed on server 2012r2 server and already have other PC's with the program installed and connected but the windows 10 machine while doing the install and you get to were you map it to the mapped drive the browser does not show any mapped drives but in explorer they are there
I've just done an upgrade from Exchange2013 CU19 to Exchange2016 CU10. At the moment, the two co-exist and mail flow/public folders, most stuff I can see is working as expected, without issues. Since I've migrated everything(mailboxes, PF, Arbitration MB etc) I want to get to the state where I can decommision the old Exchange2013. I checked message headers and everything is Sending/Receiving from Exchange 2016, 2013 Exchange isnt acting as a Proxy. Today I took first step towards the decommission, I turned off Exchange services on Exchange 2013 box followed by disabling the receive/send connectors for this Exchange 2013 box. Disabling services didnt do it but a little after disabling the send/receive connectors the Exchange 2013 box blue screened.

I've couple of questions - :

-Whats the proper way to decommission the Exchange 2013. Most guides tell me to simply uninstall Exchange 2013 from Add/remove programs and I'm wary of doing that just yet, especially if I've no way of knowing if the mail stuff is now completely coming from Exchange 2013. OfflineAddressbook is still pointing to Exchange 2013 (Default Offline Address List (Ex2013))

- I still see the Exchange 2013 edb is big, isnt the move suppose to migrate all the mailboxes and clean out that Exchange 2013 edb?

- I see some errors for the Public folder, how can I check if its a legacy PF mailbox or modern. Before 2013 we had Exchange 2010 where the PF came from.

-Following errors also dont make sense - …
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we just moved to Cisco AMP for email. It has been a nightmare of epic proportions. I would like to get some feedback as to others experience. We had reseller do install. We have had email being blocked due to new IP address of the Cisco appliance. We have had email disappearing into the either without a trace.  Some times it shows hitting the Cisco appliance but not Office 365 and the other way around. But the hardest part is the email that disappears without a trace. Or email that is kicked back to the sender but no notice on our end. Had reseller do the install.

Looking for feedback- we were almost going with VIPRES email filtering solution as it did the same thing with attachments and links but had some great features like stripping and email with too large of an attachment and sending the email on with a ling for you do download the attachment from VIPRE.  The GUI for Cisco is cumbersome and not very intuitive. VIPRE's was very intuitive.

Out intent was to get the Firepower/AMP for Email and AMP for Endpoint all installed- Firepower went without a problem but the email piece has not gone well so we are definitely not moving forward with Endpoint at this juncture.

This has been going on now for over a month- Cisco and Microsoft saying its the others fault etc.
vCenter 6.0 upgrade failed, but the rollback uninstalled vCenter completely.  Now I am stuck with a vCenter 5.5 database and no vCenter.  How can I install vCenter from scratch or upgrade this DB to get 6.x on it?  Should I just install 5.5 again and start over with the upgrade after that?
Sharepoint 2013 Workflows not sending emails.

We have a free Sharepoint 2013 install that has 2010 workflows configured that stopped sending emails for approvals.

We can manually approve the request but they are not getting emails and we are not even seeing the emails hit the Exchange server. We have a sub-site with the same type of workflow that is working just fine.

Hi Expert,

Need help please. I download and install Power Query to be used with my Excel 2010 (32-bits) but, it shows up as being 'Disabled' in Excel Com Add-in. I tried repairing Office, Uninstall+Reinstall, .. none works
We have a Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP3 with rollup 14 running email environment. We are planning on installing Rollup 22. We have 5 sites hosting email servers.
Site 1 hosts 4 exchange servers in total;
-      2 servers with CAS/HUB roles with a CAS array between them
-      2 mailbox servers with DAG setup between them
Site 2 hosts a CAS/HUB/MBX role
Site 3 hosts a CAS/HUB/MBX role
There is a DAG setup between Site 2 and Site 3
Site 4 hosts a CAS/HUB/MBX role
Site 5 hosts a CAS/HUB/MBX role
The external emails are routed via site 1.
I would like to know if anyone has tried installing Rollup 22, what were the challenges and what sequence can we install the Rollup 22 on the servers.
Most importantly, can we install it on one host at a time or does it have to be installed simultaneously on all the Exchange servers? Ideally, we would like to install it on a server at a time without affecting the mail flow.
I upgraded my computer to a clean install of windows 10 and cannot install sql server 2005. I keep getting the message that  sql will not start...

I am using Visual studio 2005.

Thanks for your help!
Is there a way to reprogram a shortcut icon so users cannot pin it to the taskbar on Windows 7?  I found this link where you can disable pinning for a certain string, but I don't want to include that in the name of the shortcut.  Anyway of doing something in Powershell or VB?


If any of the following strings, regardless of case, are included in the shortcut name, the program is not pinnable and is not displayed in the most frequently used list:

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Looking to find software that we can install on a certain couple of users PC's that will send their manager a log of what websites she is visiting, times and how long?

Don't want to spend 1000 dollars, just something basic.
I have to install and activate Visio 2019 pro and I have dilemma.
Having license key but having issues with xml activation process.
Presently I have Visio2019 folder where I downloaded stream.x64.x-none.dat and other necessary components for Visio 2019 Pro.
I don't know what is the problem with my configuration.xml...???
Should I run setup /configure configuration.xml from the location of the stream files or ODT folder (main Visio2019 folder) ...???
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I am trying to install XRDP on a Red Hat 7.5 server I have been following some instructions I found on the internet


The problem I am having is when I get to the part in the article to run the command  (yum install xrdp tigervnc-server xterm) there is a Dependencies problem;

I have followed the article to the letter up to (yum install xrdp tigervnc-server xterm) command and everything works until that point

I think I am missing something rather simple here, any Ideas?

Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package xrdp.x86_64 1:0.9.8-1.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: xorgxrdp for package: 1:xrdp-0.9.8-1.el7.x86_64
---> Package xterm.x86_64 0:295-3.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libXaw.so.7()(64bit) for package: xterm-295-3.el7.x86_64
--> Running transaction check
---> Package libXaw.x86_64 0:1.0.13-4.el7 will be installed
---> Package xorgxrdp.x86_64 0:0.2.8-1.el7 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: xorg-x11-server-Xorg(x86-64) = 1.19.5 for package: xorgxrdp-0.2.8-1.el7.x86_64
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: xorgxrdp-0.2.8-1.el7.x86_64 (epel)
           Requires: xorg-x11-server-Xorg(x86-64) = 1.19.5
           Installed: xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.20.1-5.1.el7.x86_64 (@rhui-rhel-7-server-rhui-rpms)
               xorg-x11-server-Xorg(x86-64) = 1.20.1-5.1.el7
I am trying to deploy Visio 64 bit silently using SCCM.  I've done the following so far:

- ran "Setup.exe /admin" and made selections needed for silent such as agreeing to the license etc.
- Created the Application, Deployment Type and Deployment.
- Created an install batch file that runs this command:  "msiexec.exe /quiet %~dp0\Visio_2013_64bit.MSP /qn".

The install will not run and when I ran the command locally to test I received an error message - basically my msiexec command is wrong and it's not even making it to the install.

I've seen the command used to install with an MSP but it had the original install msi within the command along with the .msp.  I was going to try that burt I can't figure out which MSI to use in this version of visio....or do I use the Office MSI?

Anyone have experience using an MSP for install?
On a new Win10/PRo 64 machine, I'm trying to install a program I used on the old computer - TreePad, a simple two-pane organizer. Their web pages say the program has been adjusted for windows 10. First problem, when I open from a shortcut or directly from the .exe, the program seems to open twice, then the second instance closes itself. Second problem, I'm on a two monitor setup and when I move the program to monitor 2, use it and close, then reopen, it open back on its fixed position on monitor 1 (yes, the double opening again.) I've tried all the suggestions (turn off edge sticking in the os etc.) Yes, I've written to the software developer. No response. Yes I could but another two pane organizer, but this one is very good. I've tried Ultramon to try to pin it to monitor 2 and even that reliable program won't help. Thanks.
I've installed a version of the Unifi Controller to the AWS cloud before, but it's been over 6 months. I went to install a second, built my EC2 on AWS as per the instructions, but then I couldn't get the UNIX commands to work after install. It was flawless before. I'm not getting anywhere with searching on the error.

Here's the command from the instructions that fails after launching the instance:

Once you connect to the Server and are greeted with the Ubuntu Command Line Interface (CLI), do the following:
5.1. Add the Ubiquiti repository to /etc/apt/sources.list:
echo "deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/debian stable ubiquiti" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

HERE's what I get...

[ec2-user@ip-172-31-22-106 ~]$ echo "deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/debian stable ubiquiti" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
tee: /etc/apt/sources.list: No such file or directory
deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/debian stable ubiquiti

The instructions are found at:  https://help.ubnt.com/hc/en-us/articles/209376117-UniFi-Install-a-UniFi-Cloud-Controller-on-Amazon-Web-Services

Has anyone RECENTLY gotten the Unifi Controller installed on AWS?  I didn't even get to the point of installing the controller. Just made it to the point where it would pull it down.

I have been following a PDF from APC to user PowerChute Business Edition over a Serial connected Smart UPS to talk with the Linux install in the vMa appliance on a VMWARE ESXi 6.7 environment.  (Please don't suggest Network Shutdown, I've got the free version of VMware.)
It is entitled, "Using ESXi with PowerChute Business Edition"  
On page 17-18, it tells us to add the ESXi host using vMA, and asks for HOST IP address, user root and the password.  However, I get an error message that it won't add the HOST because if fails the SSL connection test.
When I run>  sudo vifp listservers    none are listed because they couldn't connect.

It seems like such a straight forward process, it detects the UPS and is ready to go, but I can't had the VM host to the PowerChute Business Edition installation.

I have ONE APC UPS which I'd like to have gracefully shut down 2 VM's and the VMHost in the event of a power outage.

Should I just run PCBE on one of my VM's and execute a shutdown command for the 2nd VM and let the VMHost crash on its own?

Has anyone got a solution?
I am attempting to install MS server 2016 standard on a HP Proliant server.  I have succeeded in installing an ISO version of MS server 2016 standard core from the Microsoft VLSC website.  However the OS boots to a CMD.exe login and then leaves me at the CMD.exe command line interface.  When trying to authenticate the server OS software the SLUI.exe app fails due to missing .EXE files and it appears that there is no way to load a windows GUI, as no GUI apps are listed as being available in the installation package.  After spending many hours with MS tech support, at various levels and departments, I have been told that I need to open a support ticket that will cost me $499, in order to solve this problem.

The server's primary function is to run one multi-user application that needs MS SQL Server 2018 Standard running under MS Windows Server 2016.  The installation of the database for the multi-user application is done remotely through a browser running in the Windows GUI.

Any help in getting this server properly setup would be appreciated.  Thanks.






Installation is the act of making a computer program program ready for execution. Because the process varies programs often come with a specialized program responsible for doing whatever is needed for their installation. Installation may be part of a larger software deployment process. Cross platform installer builders that produce installers for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux include InstallAnywhere, InstallBuilder and Install4J. Installers for Microsoft Windows include Windows Installer, InstallShield, and Wise Installation Studio; free installer-authoring tools include NSIS, IzPack, Clickteam, InnoSetup, InstallSimple and WiX. Mac OS X includes Installer, and also includes a separate software updating application.