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I am attempting to run a program named Fences 3.0 by Stardock Software. It is giving me multiple requests after install to do various things to my hard drive. I had simply purchased the upgrade and installed it the most intuitive way. I requested Stardock's assistance and they replied: "Do not set Fences.exe to run as Admin and those message will go away."  I did not see any option during installation to  do or not to do anything similar to what they are asking me to do. I have no idea how to accomplish their suggestion.  I already uninstalled the software then ran their batch routine to eradicate any traces of their software then reinstall. I am getting the  same popups. How to I go about following through with what they are asking me to  do here?
Computer Dell M4800 Workstation/Laptop
Windows 10 Operating system
Lots of memory and storage on laptop still available and no other problems being exhibited.
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I am trying to install git and a bunch of other dependencies in Ubuntu17.10.  For that I use the command sudo apt-get install git and the same command for other software.  The response is "E: Package git has ot installation candidate. Is there any thing I have to add to the sources.fle?
Hi, I need install sql server express on domain controller.
The propose is install ADMT 3.2.
the installation finish, but cannot start the service.
Any idea?
Hi Experts,

I have some questions regarding KMS and Office365.
I like to deploy Office365 to each workstation.
This will be done via IVANTI LANDESK.
The deployed installation of Office365 is successful.

But now come the part with the licensing.
We have an enterprise agreement E3 contract.
I have added the KMS licenses to my KMS server.
But for some reason this is not gonna work.

When I start WORD or EXCEL I get the message to create a user account.
Is this really necessary for each person ?
When I click further on and dont create a user, I have to enter my license.
How to automate it ?

I hope you have some ideas, because I cannot create LIVEIDs for 1000 persons.
When a client is installed with System Center Endpoint Protection, user can uninstall SCEP if the user had admin right to the local machine. How to block uninstallation of SCEP?  This is Microsoft product so as i guess, if the user has admin right, he can do whatever he wants. Is there a way to block even the admin to uninstall SCEP?

And once SCEP is uninstalled, the client doesn't receive reinstallation for SCEP. It just remains unprotected. Why does SCCM not reevaluate the applied Client Settings and reinstall SCEP? And the status for SCEP is still 'managed' for 2 hours in CAS server.
After the OS installation we can see the Healthy (OEM Partition) with OS drive on One Server and on Other Server the partition with name Healthy (Recovery Partition).

Q1. Is Healthy (Recovery Partition) and Healthy (OEM Partition)  have some used and purpose?

Q2. If they are different from each other and have different purposes then on what paramets system decide to create whether Healthy (Recovery Partition) or Healthy (OEM Partition) ?
Hello Experts,
This is the situation
I had this win 7 ultimate activated GENUINE.
I download and install the WIN 10
after installing
in Control Panel\System and Security\System
windiw actvation: Product Id : not available.

So this is strange to me then I went to activation window but it simply does not load... .it stays for ever trying to load the window...
Now every few minutes it blocks the screen and ask for validation...

Is it ok if I format install win 7 and reload again ?
What options do I have here ?
Did my installation of sql server 2017 express on a new pc not complete properly or is the file structure different than in previous versions?  In the pas it was in a folder called "Data" but I cant find that in my 2017 Program Files.

Hello Experts

The printer for one of my end users failed.  Her manager replaced the printer with an identical (but considerably newer) unit.  Both units are OKI B4600.

It wouldn't print so he called me to fix it.  I tried deleting the printer (from an administrator account) and reinstalling it.  It still wouldn't print.  I deleted it again.

This time I just plugged it in.  It showed up as an Unspecified Device (which I can only remove by disconnecting the printer).  When it does show it installs It shows up immediately as complete.  But will not print.  I've tried a system restore with the printer unplugged (to go back and delete the printer and try re-connecting it).  It still first shows up as an Unspecified Device.  Then when I do the install, it  still installs immediately (as if without an install process).  Shows up as Ready, but will not print.

A Test Page shows in the queue for  about 1/10 of a second and disappears, but still no print.

Oh and I nearly forgot:  It's on a Windows7 Pro 64 machine.

Any ideas?


ok so I have resolved the issue with my exchange 2013 email server. I am trying to get the IMAP to work but everything checks out except for this.

Testing the SSL certificate to make sure it's valid.
       The SSL certificate failed one or more certificate validation checks.
      Additional Details
Elapsed Time: 323 ms.
      Test Steps
      The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer is attempting to obtain the SSL certificate from remote server mail.fitzpro.com on port 993.
       The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer wasn't able to obtain the remote SSL certificate.
      Additional Details
The certificate couldn't be validated because SSL negotiation wasn't successful. This could have occurred as a result of a network error or because of a problem with the certificate installation.
Elapsed Time: 298 ms.

I have verified that the cert is good because it works with IIS and Active sync, and SMTP.

anyone had any ideas?

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I have downloaded the Runtime from Microsoft and tried to install it.  It gets some way through and then give the error 'Microsoft Access Runtime encountered an error during setup'.  I have successfully installed it on many Windows 10 clients before.

Any clues?

I just did a clean installation on two computers and I am getting this error.

When I search for the information it states different things. When I go to the Runtime Broker Properties it shows it has an unrecognized type. (see picture)

Here is the output

Log Name:      System
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM
Date:          10/28/2017 1:08:06 PM
Event ID:      10016
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          DESKTOP-8D28CL5\Paul Quintana
Computer:      DESKTOP-8D28CL5
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
 and APPID
 to the user DESKTOP-8D28CL5\Paul Quintana SID (S-1-5-21-4065394414-1488744930-3150208659-1001) from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-DistributedCOM" Guid="{1B562E86-B7AA-4131-BADC-B6F3A001407E}" EventSourceName="DCOM" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="0">10016</EventID>
    <TimeCreated …
I have a Veeam and during veeam Installation it installed SQL express 2012 Version. Now i have a database Limitation Problem 10gb.
I would like to upgrade SQL express 2012 to SQL 2012 Standard(has licence) without uninstalling express Version.

is it possible ?

Tank you so much for your help
I had this question after viewing How do I buy BitCoin?.
i am just starting into using the above software.  My OS is win 10 Pro 64 bit and the installation was without any issues.   i use Verizon dsl for my internet.
The problem is when I sent a small test amount of $10, the transaction is taking hours.  I sent it at 5.44 pm and after 3 hours, the transaction is still "Pending".  I have checked the string to be sent to and I do not see any errors.  Can anyone please  who is using this software give me some tips of what I am doing wrong.  I have been watching some Youtube videos but I have not come across anything that touches on this issue.  Thank u and regards.

I have an existing VCenter installation which has now unfortunately exceeded the 10 GB database limit.  It is running under SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1.  It is now failing to load VCenter as a result.  I am trying to add in the Management Studio component so I can shrink down the database , but am getting the following error message each time:

Error 1935.  An error occurred during the installation of assembly "Microsoft.VC90.ATL,version="", publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",processorArchitecture="x86",type="win32".  Please refer to Help and Support for more information.  HRESULT:  0x800736B3.

I've tried installing service packs SP2 and SP3, installed .NET Framework 4.0, but each time I attempt the install I get the same issue.    I'm trying to install the version of SQL Server 2008 R2 Express With Tools, file name SQLEXPRWT_x64_ENU.exe.  Am at a standstill, appreciate any thoughts on this.

User's laptop with Windows 10 was running very, very, very slow.  I was able to sign in with TeamViewer, and start a Reset, which worked once before.  After previous reset, computer performance dropped to very, very slow again after installation of Windows update.

The reset doesn't seen to have worked.   Should I try again?   Is there a chance?  


Problem resetting the PC
Hi Guys,

I'm trying to modify an MSI so that when i silently install it, the serial number is automatically entered rather than having to input this when the software is first run but it's not working so wondered if you could advise where i am going wrong? I've edited the MSI using ORCA, created a transform and under the "property" table created a new row called "ISX_SERIALNUM" putting the serial number as the value. I have then saved the transform and run the following from a command prompt "msiexec /i test.msi TRANSFORMS=test.mst /qn"

This installs silently as expected but when i run the software, it's still asking for the serial number. Any ideas where i'm going wrong?


We have had an issue installing Exchange 2016 on the latest version of server, its a fresh install but it stalls at step 12 with the following error. We have carried out the pre installation tasks and the server is well over the minimum requirements. It seems to be an issue with a service that does not start and the installation is not complete. Any ideas, all would be appreciated.

The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();
      start-SetupService -ServiceName MSExchangeFrontendTransport

" was run: "Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.ServiceDisabledException: Service 'MSExchangeFrontendTransport' is disabled on this server. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: Cannot start service MSExchangeFrontendTransport on computer '.'. ---> System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController.Start(String[] args)
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Tasks.ManageSetupService.StartServiceWorker(ServiceController serviceController, String[] serviceParameters)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.Task.ThrowError(Exception exception, ErrorCategory errorCategory, Object target, String helpUrl)
   at Microsoft.Exchange.Management.Tasks.ManageSetupService.StartService(ServiceController serviceController, Boolean …
I'm currently in the process of upgrading our Exchange 2007 environment to 2013.  We have previously upgraded from Exchange 2000 and 2003.  While doing an prerquisite assessment, I keep getting the below two failures keeping me from installing Exchange 2013.  I've googled and looked up different KB articles on MSFT's website(s) and 99% of them gives instructions for Exchange 2000 and/or 2003.  The problem is, these two servers no longer physically exist so therefore, I can't do what the instructions tell me.  Can someone help me to remove the instance of these older two environments?


    Prerequisite Analysis                                     FAILED

Cannot find the Recipient Update Service responsible for domain 'DC=HALLSCORP,D
C=com'. New and existing users may not be properly Exchange-enabled.
For more information, visit: http://technet.microsoft.com/library(EXCHG.150)/ms

     One or more servers in the existing organization are running Exchange 2000
Server or Exchange Server 2003. Installation can't proceed until all Exchange 20
00 or Exchange 2003 servers are removed.
     For more information, visit: http://technet.microsoft.com/library(EXCHG.150
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Please provide me with the instructions on how to perform a Windows 10 repair installation where the Windows 10 operating system will be reinstalled but all programs, data, and configurations within the current operating system will restored within the new Windows 10 installation.

I have seen other people do this several times and want to be sure I use the right process so that all user data and software programs are preserved within the new Windows installation.

Is this simply as easy as creating the Windows 10 installation media from the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 website, downloading the Windows 10 ISO file, running the setup.exe file and then choosing to perform a recovery installation?
Routine windows update, manually by the Windows update (not WSUS).  Power outage during the update process which caused sudden  shut-down of the server.  Subsequently the server boots to black screen with mouse pointer.  Server boots to safe mode and Windows PE.  Cant locate a system restore image.   Event viewer shows that 3 updates are pending installation / re-boot, these are:  KB4019990; KB4041681; KB4040685   sfc/ scannow also indicates that updates are pending installation.

Have attempted using DISM in both WinPE and Safe Mode,  have added registry keys to enable services in safe mode:  msiserver; TrustedInstaller;   appsvc.    No avail.

Have un-packed the .msu files for the above updates, and am attempting to use pkgmgr to install these from CMD prompt.  both /IP  and /UP.  No avail.

Have not modified windows\WinSXS\pending.xml or reboot.xml  But am aware of these files.

Have searched the web extensively - not making any progress!

Hi there,

I have read many articles about this but I cannot find the solution (I'm probably doing something wrong).

I have follow the Exchange Deployment Assistant.


I have coexistence of Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2016.
Installation went fine without any problems.

There are no mailboxes yet on the Exchange 2016 server.

Both Exchange servers are configured using the same URL's for internal and external access. No Split-DNS (should I?)

As soon as I change the DNS record from Exchange 2010 to point to the IP of the new Exchange 2016 our users are getting the Outlook credential prompt asking for domain user and password.
After changing the DNS record I also ran this script on the Exchange 2010 server to remove the Virtual Directory URL's:

$Server = “Exchange2010”
$HTTPS_FQDN = “mail.ourdomain.com”
Get-OWAVirtualDirectory -Server $Server | Set-OWAVirtualDirectory -ExternalURL $null 
Get-ECPVirtualDirectory -Server $Server | Set-ECPVirtualDirectory -ExternalURL $null 
Get-OABVirtualDirectory -Server $Server | Set-OABVirtualDirectory -ExternalURL $null 
Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Server $Server | Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory  -ExternalURL $null 
Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -Server $Server | Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory  -ExternalURL $null 
Enable-OutlookAnywhere -Server $Server -ClientAuthenticationMethod Basic -SSLOffloading $False -ExternalHostName $HTTPS_FQDN -IISAuthenticationMethods NTLM, Basic

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After the prompt Outlook usually starts to work like it should. Sometimes the prompt does not go away and a new email profile is required.

I have reconfigured the DNS record and URL's to redirect back to the Exchange 2010 server for now until I can test again.

What I have done:

One of the articles I tried following was: This page and This page

  • Outlook Anywhere on both servers is set to NTLM
  • All arbitration mailboxes have been moved to Exchange 2016
  • OAB is assigned to all databases
  • IISAuthenticationMethods are set to NTLM and Basic
  • Setting the identity of the DefaultAppPool in IIS on both Exchange servers to network service and recycling the pools
Hi guys

I have just been given resposebility of an old Exchange 2010 single node installation. Current patch level is 14.3 (Build 123.4) which is SP3 no CU´s

I want to upgrade it to the latest CU which is 17. Can i jump to 17 directly ? Or do i need to break it down into more steps ?

The guy who was responsible threw on only Windows patch and therefore also .Net 4.7 which is not compliant if i look at the compliance matrix. So i will take that off before i plan to upgrade to any CU

When i have upgraded i want to make a Hybrid configuration. From Microsofts documentation i read that this i easy like on Exchange 2013. Just that the configuration is done from the Exchange admin console on the cloud this downloading the migration tool to the on prem Exchange server and Executeing it from the on prem server. Anything i need to worry about on an Exchange 2010 Hybrid configuration ?
After switching from office 2016 (office 365 pro plus) to Office standard 2016 vlsc installation we are experiencing the following issues:

When working in a excel file witch uses the formula IFS after the office installation switch this function does no longer work/exist.
The cell witch contain a formula made with the IFS function are displayed as normal text cells instead of a working formula.
If I open  the Microsoft access Security warning box , that is after installation and rebooting the compute ,it still want the internet connection, if I close the message box about the internet, the application still open but will keep on coming each time the application is opened. Should I go ahead to get to internet connection again and what happens after that?








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.