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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Using MBam client on a laptop I had entered recovery key provided by my MBAM 2.5 server.    The problem is that every time I reboot I need to enter another recovery key to access Windows.  

If I suspend Bitlocker then reboot it is ok but Windows resume Bitlocker and then I have to enter the recovery key again the next reboot.

Note that this is a new MBAM 2.5 installation and I had not tried on any other laptop yet.
Laptop is a latitude 7480

Something I do wrong during the recovery?
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Trying to install KB4025341 (on various machines).
This is based on Win7 64 bit - up till now the latest patches and drivers all installed.

Issue is quite simple update downloads - goes through the installation process - then fails.
This is the same when downloading the standalone version.

Logged in - each time as Administrator.
Windows errors on update failure equally vague.

Any help would be gratefully received...I have about 40 of these failing.....
I'm having major issues trying to enable .net 3.5 on Windows Server Essentials, if you look online this is a common issue and i have tried everything i can find but am still unable to install the component successfully.

Installation media is HP ROK which i have copied to the contents to a folder and have tried pointing the add feature wizard to the folder but the install fails.

I have attached a screenshot of the powershell error along with DISM log entry and would really appreciate some help.

While starting samba it failing with following error
$ service smb start
smb: unrecognized service

Installed samba packages are
$ rpm -qa |grep samba

My RHEL version: 2.6.32-358.el6.x86_64

I have added one entry for my share path
$ cat /etc/samba/smb.conf
# A publicly accessible directory, but read only, except for people in
# the "staff" group
        comment = Public Stuff
        path = /root/Share
        public = yes
        writable = yes
        printable = no
;       write list = +staff
I'm trying a new installation of include-media (on Mac) and I'm getting the following error:
Error: Undefined mixin 'media'.
        on line 749 of /Volumes/current/Current/Projects/h5bp-bootstrap4-master/_scss/_project.scss, in `media'
        from line 749 of /Volumes/current/Current/Projects/h5bp-bootstrap4-master/_scss/_project.scss
        from line 60 of /Volumes/current/Current/Projects/h5bp-bootstrap4-master/_scss/__main.scss
  Use --trace for backtrace.

_include-media.scss is installed in _scss directory and seems good.

bs4 breakpoint Sass map has been edited to include: $breakpoints: $grid-breakpoints;

$grid-breakpoints: (
  xs: 0,
  sm: 576px,
  md: 768px,
  lg: 992px,
  xl: 1200px
@include _assert-ascending($grid-breakpoints, "$grid-breakpoints");
@include _assert-starts-at-zero($grid-breakpoints);

$breakpoints: $grid-breakpoints;      //include-media expects $breakpoints

Usage is:
/* Extra Small Devices, Phones */
@include media(">xs") {                                   //This is Line 749 which returns the error
   .navbar-header-iPhone {
      border-top: solid .2rem red;

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Hello, I've been told I need to disable the online components for the Power Query add-in. It has to be implemented as part of the installation. What would be a good way to disable these features? I can see where the ribbons can be customized, I've just never done this before in an automated fashion.
Hi All,

2nd time retyping this as I hit the back button :/

I am receiving the following error:
The description for Event ID 32000 from source Microsoft-Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS 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:

Server Name

The locale specific resource for the desired message is not present

I have installed a new server running server 2012r2 on a customers site with a plan to replicate the servers to the new hardware. Switch the live virtual servers from the older hardware to the new hardware.
The 2 Host servers are running MS Server 2012r2
The 4 Virtual Servers are also running server 2012r2 (Two will replicate & two will not)

I was unable to replicate the servers from older host to the new host. So I decided to export then import the 4 virtual servers from the older host to the new host. Worked so all the virtual machines are now running on the new host server.
I then tried replicating from the new host to the older host. Failed again.
I decided to format then reinstall…
Im using a dental program open dental i am trying to you use the eservices when i go to install i get the error message . failed upgrading to the econnector service.. requested registry access not allowed..  logged in as admin on the server ... i am running 2012 server essentials..  I tried installing manually I get this error..... application attemted to perform an operation not allowed by the security policy to grant this application permission contact system admin or use the .NET framework config tool
I'm trying to install windows 10 from a bootable dvd on a Asus N552VX laptop where i just installed a 512GB Samsung 960 Pro SSD into the NVMe slot. The SSD is showing in the BIOS, but I can't get the installation started and is stuck at "No new devices drivers were found. Make sure the installation media contains the correct drivers, then click OK."

I have downloaded the drivers (exe file installation) for Samsung 960 Pro and extracted the driver files (inf+cat+sys) using dark.exe from WiX toolset and 7zip. Also i have downloaded the Intel HM170 chipset (skylake 6th gen) drivers installation and extracted the skylake drivers. I have tried to load these drivers during installation both from USB stick and a burned CD without any luck.

Update: I have replaced a 256gb SSD M.2 with the new 512gb SSD M.2 so the PC should be able to boot from NVMe as it was running Win10 before.

Any suggestions to what I am missing to get the Windows 10 installation running?
Error description
when we try to install windows server 2012 in Wmwar worksatation 10 showing error hardware missing ?
wmare worksataion version 10
windows server 2012 r2
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we are trying to install server 2012 on the NFS drive using ESXi 5.1, the installation gets stuck on Copying Windows files 0% and gets stuck. But when the installation is done on local drive of ESXi machine then it happen without any problem.

Not sure what could be stopping it.
what the heck is delta rpm and why use it , cant I just update or upgrade with yum update or something like that ?

public HttpResponseMessage ER_GenerateWBLWorksheet2()

        Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application xlApp = new Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Application();
        Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Workbook xlWorkBook;
        Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet xlWorkSheet;
        object misValue = System.Reflection.Missing.Value;

        xlWorkBook = xlApp.Workbooks.Add(misValue);
        xlWorkSheet = (Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Worksheet)xlWorkBook.Worksheets.get_Item(1);

        if (xlWorkSheet == null)
            Console.WriteLine("Worksheet could not be created. Check that your office installation and project references are correct.");

        xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 1] = "Account Number";
        xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 2] = "Amount";
        xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 3] = "Code123";
        xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 4] = "Date";
        xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 5] = "Audit";
        xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 6] = "ID";
        xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 7] = "Customer Name";
        xlWorkSheet.Cells[1, 8] = "Payment Source";
        Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.Range range = xlWorkSheet.get_Range("A2", "A2");//add this drop down list to all rows of first column
        Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.DropDowns xlDropDowns;//code to add drop down list
        Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel.DropDown xlDropDown;
        xlDropDowns = ((Microsoft.Office.Iterop.Excel.DropDowns)(xlWorkBook.ActiveSheet.DropDowns(Type.Missing)));
how we can check the application and the server product installed date  . Eg : SQL

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.

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
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.
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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.
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!
In recently, we try to deploy .net patch by batch file.
However, after deploy to testing PC, only cmd show
in task manager but no program install in the PC.

The UAC and the firewall are closed.

Why the install batch file cannot install to the Win7PC.
Is there is sccm settings incorrect?
Are there any good and silent deploy method?

pls help.
I have been trying to follow a number of youtube videos instructing on the installation of cordova developmet environment on windows 10.

All time i get some sort of error, in trying to the the hello world example. So clear everything down.

Does anyone have a concise set of instructions in sequence to install this from scratch, im not interested in the android studio as will be using as text editor.

Many thanks
I had this question after viewing Can't seem to install Oracle Designer / Developer, "wrong OS".

I have come across this article but the solution has not really helped me. I am using windows 10 machine. And I have gone through all the steps such as virtual memory set up, patch compatibility, changing .ini file, and use -ignore option suggested in the solution.

After working on the installation for few hours, I found out that my so called admin account also needs to be in the Windows "Administrator" group to install this software. With my admin account, I was able to install all other software such as TOAD etc. But Developer installation was giving me the error.

Hope this helps.






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.