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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A customer brought in an HP Laptop. The issue as described by the customer: The laptop randomly shut down one day, when she turned it on said that the OS was missing files required to boot. The customer proceeded to do a recovery. When the recovery was finished the computer turned on and had an error related to heat/ CPU fan (I saw this error when I first turned it on at my shop). The laptop would continue to not load into windows.

My process:
I first opened up the computer and cleaned all of the dust and hair compact that was in and around the fan and heat sink prohibiting the computer from properly cooling (there was a significant amount it). I removed the heat sink itself, cleaned both it and the processor, re-applied fresh heat sink paste, re-assembled the computer. I did a fresh installation of Windows 10 - installation completed successfully, booted into Windows as would be expected. Proceed to do windows updates, laptop randomly restarted and proceed to continue looping through the automatic repair. The issue seems a lot like hard drive failure to me so I removed the hard drive and tested it - it tested good. However, I was still suspicious and thought maybe hard drive so I installed a test hard drive, re-installed windows 10 - as before, the installation completed successfully. However, almost immediately got stuck in the loop again.

I am not getting any error messages. I am not sure if there could be some sort of intermittent power failure on the board - or…
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Now I am getting ready to install MariaDB (fork of MySQL ) Galera Cluster, what I want to install is the latest edition from Redhat linux repository.


the most stable one should be MariaDB 10.2.7 , is that right?

I'd like to list down the steps I will take and please suggest if there are anything missing for version 10.2.7 :

from : , it said:

"Galera Cluster is included in the default MariaDB packages from 10.1, so the instructions in this section are only required for MariaDB 10.0 and MariaDB 5.5."

so I just need to do:

1) sudo yum install MariaDB-server MariaDB-client

this one should not need :
sudo yum install MariaDB-Galera-server MariaDB-client galera

as this is for MariaDB 10.0.x or below, right?

2) when do I need this mariaDB.repo ? when the first time I install MariaDB package ? before  step 1 )  above ?

"# MariaDB 10.2 RedHat repository list - created 2017-08-07 04:53 UTC
name = MariaDB
baseurl =

after installation done by step 1) , do this to start the MariaDB cluster DB:

sudo systemctl start mariadb

4) after that, do I need to Importing the MariaDB Signing Key ?

sudo rpm --import …
I've developed a Visual Basic application on a Windows 10 Pro Computer.  I have created the setup/installation using Indigo Rose Setup Factory.  
When I try to install the application on a Windows 10 Home computer the application fails to run.  Why?

What files must be included in the installation?

All the exes & dlls in the Release folder has been included in the setup.

If I install the app on another Windows 10 Pro computer it works fine.
Quick question.

I'm trying to do more with Powershell with regard to installing software. However, we have multiple sources for software so using absolute paths (ex. \\server01\software\package.exe) is not a good option. When creating Windows batch files I've found that using %~dp0 is enough to tell the script to search the folder it's in or one below, such as:


I've looked online for a Powershell equivalent, the closest I've found is $PSScriptRoot. But it relates to scripts and not to launching EXE or MSI files (as I understand it).

Short version, is there's a relative path variable cmdlet that can be used when pointing to an executable?
Hello -

I am looking to deploy a application within SCCM 2012 and the application is a .exe and vendor says it doesn't have any installers to accommodate any management installation platforms.  I'd like to know how I can use a batch file to run exe and silently without any user interaction. I can push out from SCCM and place package in Software Center to be deployed , however there is a popup that needs software license agreement to be checked. I do not want users to have to do this and I want it silently installed. Is there any way to accomplish this with .exe?


I have a Toshiba laptop Satellite S55. Recently the hard drive crashed BIG TIME.  Obviously I'll need to replace it.

I hate to say this, but it seems that I do not have a backup for everything on the drive, just programs and data that I saved to an external hard drive.

The computer came with the Windows 7 built-in, no installation disk.  Is the OS ON the crashed and worthless drive or is it stashed away someplace else on the computer so recovery is possible? There's a permanently attached label on the bottom with a Microsoft product key on it.
A user asked me to install Project pro 2013 in her computer that has  office pro 2013 installed already. I have purchased the project license key in one of this site where you can download the .exe installation software and enter the key at the end.
The installation stops with the error 1706 saying:" Error 1706. Setup cannot find the required files. Check your computer connection to the network, or CD ROM Drive....." (see pic attached).
Note that:
I tried to fix office pro 2013  (already installed) but that did not fix the problem
The installation works fine in other PCs in the same network
I tried to disabled the antivirus as well as firewall, but that did not  fix the problem
I was trying to install the trial version and enter the key after (as said in another post) but I cannot find the trial version of office pro 2k13
The user has administrator rights.
The problem shows also when I log in the same PC as a different user[/list].

...I used all my resources and I gave up.
hope you can help.
I created a transform file for an MSI using Orca that is about 5k. I applied the transform to an MSI open in Orca in order to change an application URL, consisting of an additional 11 characters, however when I generate the new transform file the new file is over 20k. Anyone have an idea why such a dramatic increase in size for such a small change? Or how I can go about determining what additional changes are being added?
Orca is configured to open MSIs in READ ONLY mode.
Currently running on Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit.
I am a windows admin and i want to know  general know how and working on citrix xenapp server operations

is there any good general article which explains citrix, xenapp servers working and installation and configuration

just basic knowledge would suffice
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.....

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Hi to all, Microsoft Outlook is blocking all email received like attachments (msg or eml format);
I tried to create Level1Remove Registry Key but it don't solve the issue;
Microsoft Outlook 2016 (Office 365 local installation version) doesn't block them.
is there anyone that has a solution?
Thanks to all
can you describe system hardening , also measures one should take and with what tools
is there any good article on this giving further knowledge

what is the prequiste for SCCM installation and configuration

any good article on SCCM working knowledge
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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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
Have a corrupt SQL Server 2012 Installation after ransomware.

Is there a recommended way to uninstall and reinstall ?
I am running a script via GPO to install Shockwave
All flag files indicate that the script Started, Installed, Checked and cleaned the flag files and another to confirm installation. But when I check there are only 3 Registry entries in the Uninstall folder, and nothing in control panel.

All my test pc's are in the correct ou in AD and in the scope of the GPO etc.

I have deleted all flag files and deleted all entries in the registry with that uninstall id and ran it again with the same results.

I have also rant the msi and mst manually as well as the reg query for the key and it all works manually.

I have tried it on a few PC's, it worked the other day so not sure if it's been touched and a space somewhere but I believe I have been over everything to make sure the script syntax is ok.

Here is the script:

@echo off

echo %date% %time% Start - Adobe Shockwave Script Started > "C:\Windows\System32\Flags\Adobe_SW_1229199_Prog.txt"

if exist "C:\Windows\System32\Flags\Adobe_SW_1229199_Installed.txt" (

echo %date% %time% Install - Checking Registry for Previous Installation. >> "C:\Windows\System32\Flags\Adobe_SW_1229199_Prog.txt"
reg query "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{39EA6AA6-F891-4D70-867D-839DA49948D2}"
      if %errorlevel% EQU 0 (
      echo %date% %time% Reg Check - Adobe Shockwave Registry Key Found, Shockwave Already Installed >> …

I am trying install the Exchange 2016 Cumulative Update 6 and receive the following error on the language section the installation and will go no further.

Performance counter names and help text failed to unload. Unlodctr exited with error code '32'.

Now Exchange fails to function, 5 services won't start.

System Info
Virtual Server Windows 2012
Exchange 2016

I have attached the Exchange Setup log.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hi Team,

i was installing CU 2013 on my exchnage 2013 CAS server the installation is stuck with the below error ,what could be the issue?

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.
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I am using a Windows 7 computer...Intel i7 processor and everything is working well except windows media player will not start.
Also, when I try to install itunes as a supplementary music/media player I get the following error message:
"errors occurred during installation before iTunes could be configured.  to complete the installation run the installer again".
Any ideas what may have caused this problem and what should I be doing to fix the problem?  I do not want to reinstall Windows as it is far too much work and it is very time consuming.
what the heck is delta rpm and why use it , cant I just update or upgrade with yum update or something like that ?

We have installed two Exchange Servers and these are seeing each other successfully using the Get-ExchangeServer command in Powershell.

We are attempting to installed an Edge Server and were having issues with that. When we initially installed the Edge Server it would error out before installation with the following error:

The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();
" was run: "Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: Cannot get child of ADObjectId:    this is a GUID based

After restarting the installation it would not complete successfully.
This happened several times on several PCs.

We found a technical note from Microsoft saying to take the Edge Server out of domain and reinstall the Edge Server. Then rejoin the network. We did this and the Edge Server role installation completes successfully.
We then rejoin the domain network. However, when we do "Get-ExchangeServer" command in Powershell on the Exchange Server the new Edge Server does not show up. Also when we do "Get-ExchangeServer"
command in Powershell in the Edge Server only the Edge Server shows up in the list.
Hi All,

I have installed Windows Essentials 2012 on my laptop with Windows 7 pro, but I got the message error 0x800c0006. Also, tried to install only Windows Movie Maker but still got this error message.

Can you help?
I'm hoping someone can give me insight to make this a little easier. Recently I migrated an Exchange 2010 installation to 2016 by following steps listed in this article: .

The migration is fine but I'm having the following secondary issue. The migration had me create separate volumes for the db and log files and mount them as junction points under : "C;\Exchange Databases". This works great for Exchange but my backup softeware is having issues with the junction points. These save volumes are mounted as drives E and F.  I'm backing up E and F but sinces its not backedup though the exchange path, exchange doesn't think its backed up so it wont truncate the logs. Is there a way can change the paths within exchange to to E anf F and get rid of the junction points? I know I can have exchange "move" the database files from c:\exchange Databases" to E:\... or create a new DB on E and move the boxes but it seems silly and time consuming considering its already on the drive. Also the exchange server is a VM which means the VHD file will grow to twice its size during the "move" and it will require compacting afterwards.

The basic question is: Can I somehow change the setting or registry entery that has the path of the db and log files without actually moving them?

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?






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.