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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 encrypted data file which stores credentials for an environment - these credentials are used as part of an automated scripted deployment solution. Basically a process runs a number of scripts/installers to configure a windows environment, if one of these scripts/applications needs a password a 'middle-man' application is called with an 'action' parameter which will then call the target application directly and pass in the decrypted username/password pairs.

The idea behind this is the 'middle-man' application will be the only tool capable of decrypting the password and will then be only to run a defined set of commands using these passwords. By defining the exact commands that can be run and passed a secure parameter I can ensure no passwords are logged and that the "middle-man" application cannot be used in an improper way...

Hopefully that makes sense... The question here is - is there a better way of doing this, it seems like a very over-engineered solution which requires rewrites of the "middle-man" application every time a new action is needed in the installation process which requires a password?

Any ideas appreciated.
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hi,

any one instlaled SQL 2017 SSAS ? the full installation always show me the starting of SSAS failed.

it seems starting from SQL 2016 it has  this problem and the only way to fix SQL2016 is to add right by DBA to the SSAS folder, then uninstall SQL 2016 SSAS and reinstall it.

any idea?
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i get the following error when i run the command

 .\Setup.exe /mode:Install /role:Mailbox /OrganizationName:"Eximghana" /IAcceptExchangeServerLicenseTerms

using powershell. kindly assist




Welcome to Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 Unattended Setup

Copying Files...
File copy complete.
Setup will now collect additional information needed for installation.


Performing Microsoft Exchange Server Prerequisite Check

    Prerequisite Analysis                                                                             100%

Setup will prepare the organization for Exchange Server 2016 by using 'Setup /PrepareAD'. No Exchange Server 2013 ro
have been detected in this topology. After this operation, you will not be able to install any Exchange Server 2013
roles.
For more information, visit: http://technet.microsoft.com/library(EXCHG.160)/ms.exch.setupreadiness.NoE15ServerWarni
spx

Setup will prepare the organization for Exchange Server 2016 by using 'Setup /PrepareAD'. No Exchange Server 2010 ro
have been detected in this topology. After this operation, you will not be able to install any Exchange Server 2010
roles.
For more information, visit: http://technet.microsoft.com/library(EXCHG.160)/ms.exch.setupreadiness.NoE14ServerWarni
spx


Configuring Microsoft Exchange Server

    Organization Preparation                                                                          100%
The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();
 …
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Hi,

Will disabling network bridging through Windows GPOs also affect IP assignments on virtual machines hosted in Hyper-V, VMWARE or Virtual box? Need to check if someone already tested this out as currently I don't have the resources to test. I would like to know if disabling network bridging through GPO will also prohibit virtual machines to be assigned the IP of the host when choosing the bridging option from either Hyper V, VMWARE or virtual box.

Thanks in advance.
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this server is unused since 5 year...
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Hello can anyone please help me with the issue I am facing during the installation of Ubuntu 16.04 as a virtual machine on VMware player. the error can be seen in the image attached.  have created a virtual machine with the name Ubuntu 64-bit. I get this error when I click on Play virtual machine. Please ask any other details required.

Thanks in advance.
Ubuntu_error.png
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Hi, I need to install C# Application the Network sharing place. Then all the users to access the EXE file.
without installing all the user's machine individually. How to do that.
Many Thanks
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I am using rubinus 3.86 and CentOS7(x86_64).
The installation directory is / var / home / ap / rubinius.

I attempted to install nio4r using the gem command and it failed.
The log at that time is as follows.

It is described as "method_missing", but what does it mean?

cat /var/home/ap/rubinius/gems/extensions/x86_64-linux/2.3/nio4r-2.1.0/gem_make.out

current directory: /var/home/ap/rubinius/gems/gems/nio4r-2.1.0/ext/nio4r
/ var / home / ap / rubinius / bin / rbx -r ./siteconf20171112-15122-n0ryc2.rb extconf.rb --with-ldflags = - L / var / home / lib / gcc5 / lib64
checking for unistd.h ... yes
checking for sys / select.h ... yes
checking for poll.h ... yes
checking for sys / epoll.h ... yes
checking for sys / event.h ... no
checking for port.h ... no
checking for sys / resource.h ... yes
                  main # Rubinius :: Loader at core / loader.rb: 861
                script # Rubinius :: Loader at core / loader.rb: 679
           load_script. Rubinius :: Code Loader at core / code_loader.rb: 590
           load_script # Rubinius :: Code Loader at core / code_loader.rb: 505
            __script__ # Object at extconf.rb: 21
   << (method_missing) # Kernel (NilClass) at core / zed.rb: 1413

undefined method `<< 'on nil: NilClass. (NoMethodError)

An exception occurred running extconf.rb
*** extconf.rb failed ***
Could not create Makefile due to some reason, probably lack of necessary
libraries and / or headers. Check the mkmf.log file for …
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We are planning to uinstall existing Standard edition of SQL Server 2016 and install Enterprise eiditon for some testing purpose.

After unistalling and reinstalling SQL server ENT 2016, what is the procedure attach a databases?

is it necessary to restore master databasae first?
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my old intel m.2 128gb drive was getting full so i decided to buy a brand new 250gb samsung 960 evo m.2 and clean install windows 10 on it. the install went fine i deleted all old drives except for my 5tb hard drive that i used for everything on my pc but after it restarted for the first windows updates it never booted again. I tried changing it from uefi to legacy and made sure the drive was detected and number one on the boot list but still nothing worked. In uefi it goes past the asus screen and gives me gray screen that never changes and on legacy it goes past the windows screen and gives the same gray screen. Windows repair gives me the same grey screen. This is a custom built pc by a company that put it together perfectly. I have asus x99-e motherboard and all my parts support uefi and worked fine with it before. i have no clue how it's not working when my old one worked perfectly fine. any tips on getting windows installed and booted so i use my computer again
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I cannot restore any system image which was created in Windows 10 v1709 using Backup and Restore. I receive the following error:

“The system image restore failed.

Error details: A Volume Shadow Copy Service component encountered an unexpected error. Check the Application event log for more information.
(0x80042302)”

This is a fresh Windows 10 v1709 installation. A repair disk was created using Backup and Restore. The image resides on an external USB hard drive which contains other images. I can restore any Windows 10 v1703 image using a repair disk. I cannot restore any Windows 10 v1709 image using a repair disk.

As a first test, I installed Windows 10 v1709 on a new HP EliteBook 840 G4 laptop (before installation I wiped the drive). I also used a different (smaller) external USB hard drive to back up the image successfully. I checked Event Viewer and found no errors or warnings relating to Windows Backup. After a successful backup, I wiped the drive using the “clean” command and tried to restore the same image I created earlier. It failed with the VSS error referenced above.

As a second test, I installed Windows 10 v1703 on the same HP EliteBook 840 G4 laptop (before installation I wiped the drive). I used the same external USB hard drive to back up the image successfully. I checked Event Viewer and found no errors or warnings relating to Windows Backup. After a successful backup, I wiped the drive again using the “clean” command and tried to restore the same…
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Hello Experts,

I'm hoping there is a 'correct' way to complete this in-place upgrade from Win7 Pro to win10 Enterprise as it may be a common scenario.

I have Win7 workstations that have MS Office 2010 installed and am wanting to complete in-place upgrades to Win10 Enterprise and retain the MS office 2010 installations. Sound like a reasonable request ?.

Currently, when I complete the in-place upgrade and open any of the MS Office 2010 products I am prompted to activate MS Office again

My research so far suggests MS Office thinks its on a completely new installation because I am upgrading from a Pro edition to Enterprise edition of Windows.

We activate and maintain Office and Windows licences using a MS KMS server.

Thanks heaps in advance
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In the past I had a test installation of Exchange 2007. However when I removed it from the server it also deleted the Users from AD causing profiles on the Workstations to fail and a lot of work putting things back together again.

I will be installing Exchange (current version) shortly but do not want to fall into the trap of losing users from AD should I need to mess with Exchange. Is there a correct way to handle the integration into AD and if required a prefered way to remove Exchange?
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Hi,

I am trying to install client push using SCCM but not able to install it. Is there any command or powershell script to install client push throguh SCCM.



Thanks
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Hello! I am a python beginner. I write a code, with pyowm module (Pyowm on github: https://github.com/csparpa/pyowm), but its for some reason wrong. I has download the pyowm module and I using the terminal for module installation on python 3. My os is Mac OS X Yosemite and the my python version is 3.6.3. I even use Sublime Text 3 as a code editor. What I do wrong? Please help me!
My code:
   
    import pyowm
   
    city = input('Write a city for weather analysis:')
   
    owm = pyowm.OWM('5f28df836a35fc458e6270eb8f01ec86')
    observation = own.weather_at_place(city)
    w = observation.get_weather()
    temperature = w.get_temperature('celsius')['temp']
   
    print("The temperature in" + city + "is: " + str(temperature) + "on celsius")

But python say:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "untitled.py", line 3, in <module>
    city = input('Write a city for weather analysis:')
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
NameError: name 'London' is not defined
SBSC02PBB8G9402:pythonpractice dchim$ python untitled.py
Write a city for weather analysis: London
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "untitled.py", line 3, in <module>
    city = input(str('Write a city for weather analysis:'))
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
NameError: name 'London' is not defined.


Thanks!!!
untitled.py
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In trying to troubleshoot another issue with NetExtender SSL VPN client, I've done a few uninstall/reinstall of this software.  

My current issue, is that I install the software, reboot and upon opening the client am told installation is not complete, that a reboot is required.  I reboot again, again and again... and keep getting the same message.  Uninstall, reboot and try again - same results.  

This is version 8.6.256 of the client.
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When trying to install the Graphics32 packages on Delphi XE 10.1 Berlin, it says that rtl220.bpl is missing.
The rtl found in the Delphi bin directory is indeed rtl240
How can I fix this ?
Thanks
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Dear All,
I am going to configure VMWare vrealize Operation Manager 6.5.0 on Vcenter 6.5. I have selected the new installation but at the end face the attached error. I have tried on single host and on cluster but the result is same. Please help me.
vro.png
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How do I create unattended setup for example for a graphic card drivers?

Also I have Variables settings I need to add a path ? how can I make a command line / batch file do it?
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I got a new laptop with windoes 10 installed it worked perfectly fine for a few weeks then i got bsod today i need to fix it til saturday it says:
Recovery
Your PC/DEVICE needs to be rapaired
The application or operating System couldn't be kiaded because file is missing or cantains errors.
File:/Windoes/system32/winload.exe
Error code:0xc000000f
You'll need to use recovery tools.If you don't have any installation media(like a disc, or USB device),contact your PC administrator or PC/Device manufacturer.
Then i press Enter nothing happens i press f8 nothing happens please help as i said i need it for saturday!
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i want step to step documentation and videos for the Installation, configuration, and administration of Symantec End Point and Kaspersky Antivirus systems.
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Hi all,

I am looking into alternatives to LogMeIn central. This looks like a great package however the cost per endpoint makes it quite restrictive when trying to stay competitive.
The LogMeIn central package offers the pro active approach of patching servers and endpoints from the central interface ie we can see all of the endpoints and what updates are needed to be installed then schedule these updates for installation.
it also provides the ability to see which user a pc is on within an organisation. ideal for supporting hot desk users & the ability to monitor event logs and provide us with alerts should any services stop.

We have looked into Bomgar, Teamviewer, splashtop. Most of these offer the remote access functionality and some look to offer better remote reactive support inc mobile devices which would be great however it is the patching and monitoring service I also require.

any experience or recommendations?

Thanks in advance
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When I add a Dell server running VMWare ESXi to my Open Manage Essentials installation for hardware management; it appears that the servers change to 'unknown' status after a few days.

If you have Dell Open Manage Essentials monitoring hardware with the VMWare ESXi host O/S loaded on them; what have you done to fix these servers from going into 'unknown' status (grey question mark)?


I thank you in advance for your time.
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I'm trying to learn about Metasploit using Metasploit Community.
I'm having the normal growing pains and end up with questions.
But, I've not found a suitable forum to ask - but, of course, EE is a great place to ask!

Anyway, is there a focused forum?  Rapid7 seems no help in this regard.
I've installed Kali Linux as a VM and it seems to be working OK.  ... (separate question)

Just to move forward, I have Nexploit Community working and I have Metasploit Community working under Windows 10.
But I can't get the Nexploit link from within Metasploit to work.  It seems to start and the "shows progress" forever!!
Presumably, I'd like to make this link work.
So far, I've repeated some IP addresses in Metasploit but it found no vulnerabilities and Exploits seems to do nothing.
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I have a fresh installation of windows on a HP Probook 4520s and i have installed all the drivers including for audio but the speakers are not working and says that no audio output installed. I have tried to re-install the drivers and also run the hardware troubleshooting but could not get the speakers to work.

Please assist.
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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.