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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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In InstallShiled setup project we have certain requirement that we need to validate any specific DataBase is exist or not on given SQL Server.

For that we are using below Install Script:

szADOConnObjID = "ADODB.Connection";
set pADOConnObj = CreateObject(szADOConnObjID); 

szConnString = "driver={SQL Server};"; // For TLS 1.2 Only use driver={SQL Server Native Client 11.0};
szConnString = szConnString + "server=SQLServerName;";
szConnString = szConnString + "Initial Catalog=master;";
szConnString = szConnString + "Integrated Security=True";
MessageBox("SQL Connection String: " + szConnString, INFORMATION);
	MessageBox("Trying with Windows Authentication first", INFORMATION);
	if (pADOConnObj.State==0)then 
		MessageBox("Connection Success", INFORMATION);
	MessageBox("Windows Authentication Catch",INFORMATION);
	MessageBox(Err.Description , SEVERE);

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With above Install Script it gives below error:
Sample SQL Connect - InstallShield Wizard
Multiple-step OLE DB operation generated errors. Check each OLE DB status value, if available. No work was done.

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Any idea what am I doing something wrong here?
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I have been using JDK 9 on Windows 10 x64 for a while but when I went to install the latest early release (b174), I first uninstalled the previous version (as usual) and then ran the new installer.

It fails with a message box saying "Another Java installation is in progress. You must complete that installation before you can run this installer".

It seems there are some artifacts around causing the problem but only for JDK 9 as I can uninstall & reinstall JDK 8 without any issues. Also, the same problem occurs if I try to run the installers for any prior JDK 9 releases as well (even though they worked before).

Searches have suggested various options like using a Microsoft MSI clean-up tool and registry hacks but nothing is helping.

Can anyone suggest a way to get JDK 9 installed (as now I cannot use any release of JDK 9 at all)?
I'm trying to install the evaluation version of MS System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager and get the following error at the end of the installation (see screen shot).

I did download install winrm 5.1 separately after looking at KB2742275 however that didn't help.  One requirement  MS has is being joined to a domain.  Is there any way to install this without a domain controller present?

Hi All,

The following (see attached screenshot) are the updates that have been failing to install on my Dell laptop. – they appear to download ok but when it comes to the installation phase they stall at about 97% and then the whole process of uninstalling starts. It takes about 3 hours to go through this process. There seems to be two that are a problem KB4022715 and KB3126568.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My windows desktop won't boot and so I made a recover USB drive using the Microsoft Windows Installation Media Creation tool.
I have been tryto use Bootrec /rebuildBCD, but I get a message "the requested system device cannot be found"
Hello Experts,
I have a laptop HP core i7
it came with windows 10 home

Now i realize it cannot connect to the domain at my work.

I need to FORMAT and REINSTALL WIN 10 PRO ....
but i have no DVD hardare embeded
and getting an external DVD is not possible for a few days..

can I start the installation from a network or another LAPTOP THAT HAS dvd ?
or what can I do ?

I was looking to upgrade our SCCM 2012 installation I did several years ago to the R2 version as we will soon be adding Windows 10 clients to our network.  Our SCCM 2012 is running on Server 2008 R2 with SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 and the SCCM itself has never had any service packs installed on it, so I was going to go to SP1 then SP2 and then jump to the R2 version.  I started with following the steps at and everything went well until I got to the actual install SP1.  When I started it, it gets to the prerequisite check and says that "Verify that the built-in collections have not been modified" and in the extended description it says that one or more built-in collections has been modified and modifications overwritten by the Configuration Manager setup and to make a note of the modifications so after the upgrade you can create new collections that have the same information."

So, I wanted to look at the Configuration Manager but when it starts it says it cannot connect to the site.  I tried manually connecting to the site using the 'Connect to site...' button but it doesn't connect.  I tried rebooting the server as well but did not help.  I looked in SmsAdminUI.log and here are the last several lines of logging:

[16, PID:6624][06/14/2017 13:39:35] :Property: 'License'\r\nSystem.Management.ManagementException\r\nNot found \r\n   at …
I want to setup a test ADFS HA environment.

I have a 2012 R2 DC, with 2 standalone servers 2012 R2 joined to a domain.
When I start setting up a ADFS server, it asks for a SSL certificate.   This is a test environment, so how can I get around this.
It will not continue with the installation unless I put in a SSL certificate.


I have a PowerEdge 730 with H730 RAID controller. I created a RAID 5 array with 2 x hot spares. The total available disk space is about 4.4TB.

I created a single VD using all the available space.

I installed Windows Hyper-V Server 2016 core. During the install I did not manually create partitions since I intended on having only a single partition of all the available space to allocate to VMs so I just selected the raw disk space, which displayed as 4.4TB. This was the first mistake since now the entire partition is MBR. That being said, it only sees 2TB max.

Now I need to shrink the OS partition to about 500GB so I can create 2nd GPT partition so I can make use of the remaining space.

My second mistake is what complicates the situation a little more. I installed and deployed 3 production VMs assuming I had all the disk space to work with.

I have made a backup of the VMS using Veeam backup and replciation and I moved the production VMs to external storage for the time being so I can adjust the C:\ partition.

Now, my question is... Can I use diskpart to shrink the C:\ partition and then create a second partition with the remaining space on a single VD or do I have to shrink the VD in the RAID utility and create another VD.

Is what I'm trying to accomplish possible without destroying the OS?

I know there is always a risk, which is why I have backups, but I would like to do it with the least amount of down time. I've already had the VMs off…
God afternoon,

I have downloaded the windows 10 installation media and out in a new hard drive.  It goes through the initial process of installing files and then restarts but gets stick  on a blank screen.  Any ideas how I can fix this?

Thank you
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Hello all,
I have a brand new Windows 2016 Standard server with WSUS installed on it.  This has been working great for the past two months.  The WSUS is using WID for it's database.
We had to install SQL server 2016 on the same server and since then the WSUS will not come up.
Every time I try to run it I get an error that it is not responding.
I have no idea what to do on this.
Please help.
Kelly W.
Trying to do an in-place upgrade of a Windows 2012 R2 server to Windows 2016.  Everytime I run the upgrade I get an error
"The computer started using the Windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade. (Do not select “Custom (advanced)” to perform an upgrade. “Custom (advanced)” installs a new copy of Windows and deletes your programs and settings.) "

I did not boot from the media.  the media was mounted (iso) after the 2012 R2 OS booted up.
Error message
If I choose Custom instead of upgrade I get the following error  "Windows cannot install required files.  Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation."
Anyone run into this and found a work around?  Thanks!
we have simple windows server 2012 with firewall and no domain control. we just created during installation dns. then in in local server properties its showing as computer name: ABC and domain name

however last few days i can see events of netlogon and dcom errors every an hour or so. due to this i believe our internet is disconnecting for few seconds and agin up.
can you pl. help these are the errors when i run dcdiag.exe

Directory Server Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Trying to find home server...
   Home Server = ABC
   * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\ABC
      Starting test: Connectivity
         The host 5ea46ae9-dd4f-43fe-a122-588fa36389c1._msdcs.ABCSERVER.COM
         could not be resolved to an IP address. Check the DNS server, DHCP,
         server name, etc.
         Got error while checking LDAP and RPC connectivity. Please check your
         firewall settings.
         ......................... ABC failed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\ABC
      Skipping all tests, because server ABC is not responding to directory
      service requests.

   Running partition tests on : ForestDnsZones
      Starting test: CheckSDRefDom
         ......................... ForestDnsZones passed test CheckSDRefDom
      Starting test: CrossRefValidation
Dear all

I am trying to install KMS server for office 2010 activation. My network is disconnect from internet. I have office KMS Key

I am using server 2008 R2 Server. Installed Host License pack successfully and for next step i don't have internet connection. How can i activate using phone. showing activation id:bfe7a195-4f8f-4f0b-a622-cf13c7d16864 but, installation id not showing. without installation id is it possible to activate using IVR ?. Please help
I have an installation of Opencart that has been working fine. A couple of day ago (Friday) when submitting a payment for a product purchased I am getting this error message "Warning: A match of the Payment Address City, State, and Postal Code failed. Please try again."

PayPal Pro/Payflow is being used for inline checkout/reoccurring payments. I've checked all of the settings and they are correct, and as I said the cart worked fine until a couple of days ago.
My canon ir3300 is not working. Status of the printer is error status.
When I tried to ping its not pinging.
Ip of printer is
Please help me
Hello , I successfully installed oracle 8i on windows xp and now I tried to install oracle 8i in windows server 2003 but while installing it freezed , I don't know why ? After then I tried to create a database from database configuration assistant but a error message appeared as " tns protocol adapter error ' , Oh no !! I couldn't please help me how to install oracle 8i in windows server step by step.
I purchased Bitrecover's MBOX converter. When I try to save I get the error message "No Outlook installation found or Outlook is configured incorrectly" . I'm using outlook 2016 and the profile is an Exchange profile. I need to get a .PST file so I can import itinto the current profile. What do I need to do to make this work?
Hey there
I have a colleague who is investigating installation requirements for Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) and Web Application Proxy (WAP) and is trying to confirm which roles can and can't be installed on their servers together.

They are looking to add AD FS to use WAP and note that there is a requirement for WAP to be installed on a different server than AD FS.
The ultimate goal is to utilise Remote Desktop Services, VPN and OWA externally.
They have four servers:
Exchange Server
App Server
RDS Server with Routing and Remote access (VPN).

So their questions are:
  • Should they install AD FS or WAP on the RDS server?
  • Could they install the other service on the Exchange Server, or is this nor recommended?

Thanks for any help!
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I have two Yoga 910s, one with Windows 10 PRO and one with Windows 10 HOME.  For simplicity, I will refer to each as either HOME and PRO.   I bought Windows 10 Pro OEM so that I can upgrade HOME Yoga to the pro version.  It comes as a DVD.  The Yogas do not have a DVD drive.  So I tried the below.

So I downloaded Windows Creation Tool on the PRO Yoga, stuck a USB drive in told it to create a bootable USB to install Windows.   I did this because I read that if I used the HOME Yoga I would only be able to create a bootable Home USB version.

I stuck the new USB into the HOME Yoga, after it does its magic it defaults to re-installing HOME (and does not give me an option to install Pro).  How in the hell do I upgrade??
An office around 2,000 sq. needs a solid AP or AP's .

Which one would you recommend.

I know that the ubiquiti are good, but I don't like the installation process.

Also I have a PoE switch so I need it to work with it.
Does anyone know how to get the scanner software or feature to work on a Canon ImageCLASS D1150 copier/scanner?  

The printer works just fine if I download the drivers from Canon or any other google sources but when I try to get the scanner to work, the Canon MF Toolbox will not see the scanner (even after updating the drivers and also tried adding outbound and inbound firewall rules.

The client is using Windows 10 and I tried several options related to the above URLs and other issues that folks have encountered with Windows 10.

Let me know if anyone has any suggestions on how to get the Canon MF Toolbox Kit to see the scanner?

thank you!

Ive restored a Windows 2008 server from a Veeam backup to a new host but when I try and start the server Im getting Windows Boot Manager, Windows failed to start. To fix the problem, 1. insert your windows installation disc and restart, 2 choose your language and click (missing txt here cant see it on screen). 3 Click Repair your computer.

I restored the same machine 2 weeks ago but didnt get this issue - any ideas guys?

I am trying to install a driver for a Laser plotter on a Win 10 machine. Got into this issue. From the Device Manager, I am trying to "Update Driver", window popped up with the following:

"Windows Encountered a problem installing the drivers for your device"

Windows found drivers for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install"

USB Serial Port

The installation of this device is forbidden by system policy. Contact your system Administrator."

I have Admin rights to this machine.

Can someone please advise what can i do to bypass that msg?


We  use windows 10 pro 64bit, One software software  (not all) I can not installed or  run it and  i have this errors for example :

Untitled.pngI tried everything. Change permission for the folder, application etc.  Run it with Admin rights. Run it with compatible mode.

Also I did  research and the log shows that its outlook but its outlook installation at all.
Any solutions?





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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.