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A laptop or notebook is a portable personal computer with a clamshell form factor, suitable for mobile use. Although originally there was a distinction between laptops and notebooks, the former being bigger and heavier than the latter, there is often no longer any difference. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, and for personal multimedia. A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs and capabilities of a desktop computer, including the display screen, speakers, a keyboard, and pointing devices (such as a touchpad or trackpad) into a single unit. The device can be powered either from a rechargeable battery or by mains electricity from an AC adapter.

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Primary desktop has Windows version 10.0.17763 Build 17763. Laptop on my LAN is version 10.0.17134. On each system, I have gone into "Advanced Sharing" and given complete access to both my C: and D: drives to "Everyone". However, on the laptop, within File Explorer, when I click on Network, I can see both PETER-DESKTOP and PETER-LENOVO. On the desktop, I see only PETER-DESKTOP. My suspicion is that this has to do with the different versions. I found, on the Laptop that I needed to log into PETER-DESKTOP using my Microsoft credentials rather than my local ones.

Should I move to a "local" access and away from OneDrive, etc.?

I want to be safe and protected against outside penetration, but I need to have complete and easy access among the three systems on my LAN (the third is also at version 10.0.17134.
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TL;DR DFS Namespace does not recognise the AD Site (appear as site <unknown> in mmc) that the servers reside in, so clients can get connected to the wrong site file server via drive mapping to namespace occasionally which is not ideal as it's the remote site is over VPN link and slow

Having some issues with Windows AD DFS, hope someone can help, otherwise I'm going to have to call in one of those Microsoft Incident Support and eat the cost as my customer is starting to get a little annoyed.

Have a small network with 2AD sites linked by VPN (OpenVPN via the gateway device)

2 DC in main site, 1 fileserver (2016) all Hyper V

1 DC in branch office, 1 fileserver (2012 R2) all Hyper V

The AD Sites have been created, DC's put in correct ones and subnets set up for each site

I have verified where AD thinks the servers are by nltest successfully

I have successfully set up the DSR Namespace and Replication between the two servers which is working away merrily, but I have a strange issue. The clients have mapped drives to \\mydomain.local\files\relevant share but if I check the DFS on the properties of the drive sometimes they are using the remote fileserver and not the local one, which they should get connected to because of the site they are local to via the subnet as far as I am aware.

I noticed that in the DFS mmc the two file servers are in site <unknown> I think this is where the problem lies. I tried creating a new namespace but the …
In several of our WSE 2012 R2 networks, one or more of the workstations are laptops, which serve dual purposes.  They function as a network workstation on the Essentials domain office network.  In that environment, the laptops are set up with the standard Essentials configuration (e.g., DNS service provided by the Essentials server, which has a fixed IP address, etc.).  That works fine until the second laptop purpose is invoked.

The management personnel that have laptop workstations also need to use them when they travel.  When used this way, they primarily connect to wireless networks.  Unlike the office Essentials domain network, when traveling, the laptops obtain everything (including DNS) from the wireless router in each location.  The first problem we encountered was that the traveling laptop could not access the Internet, although it was connected to the wireless network with strong signal strength.  Apparently the laptop was trying to reach the fixed IP address of the domain server, which of course was nowhere to be found.  Without working DNS, the laptop was unable to reach any destination on the Internet (such as,, etc.).  The only way we were able to work around this was to manually change the DNS source setting from "always obtain DNS" from the server to having DNS automatically assigned by the wireless router.

On the flip side, when the laptops returned home to the WSE domain office network, they experienced frequent problems with mapped …
At some point the card reader on my Dell mobile precision M4700 laptop stopped working. I believe it happened when I performed a clean install of Windows 10. The original installation of Windows 7 was factory installed. I'm guessing that the software and drivers supporting that port were obliterated. I'm not sure how to get them back. I've been to the Dell website and installed everything that seemed relevant, but nothing I've done has restored the functionality of the card reader. The following is the message I get when I insert a card:

I've tried updating and uninstalling the device, to no avail.

I'm not sure which brand of card reader is installed on my laptop, but it appears as though the port is labeled with the SanDisk logo.
User has a Windows 7 Dell laptop. When watching Netflix or Amazon Prime video, they report that the sound stops. Sound can be restored by a restart.

I have gone to Dell support, and installed the High Def audio driver

Are there any common causes for sound cutting off?

So I have installed a program on my laptops for students they have HDD access but for some reason they cannot see the installed program they cannot even search for it. Also all of the end users cannot see  any of the app in the C:\Users\Public\Desktop. Is there a Group Policy that I can edit in order to allow the end users to see all programs and anything that I drop in the C:\Users\Public\Desktop? We are running win2k12 server sys pack 2 with active directory.
Is there a way to block copy/paste functionality on laptops or VMs via InTune?  It seems like that functionality is available trough traditional GPO but not via InTune.  The block is available only for mobile devices via InTune?  

We are trying to have as close to 0 infrastructure as possible and would like to avoid a virtual server for managing GPO.
A laptop once connection  was able to see two external LCD, in addition to the laptop's LCD, but it suddenly stopped, it only sees the laptop LCD and one external LCD.

What can cause  this to happen?
I can update the video drivers, but I am looking for the  root cause. I suspect that the system board is defective.

I did some research in the pass that indicate that video card may not be able to support three display.

The other thing I can try is to replace he docking station.

Latitude 7270, I believe is the model number.
OS: Window 10, am not sure which version but I believe it is 1803.
I will have to run a hardware diagnostic test too, but I prefer to look for the manufacture of the system board diagnostic test.
Dear experts,

One of my clients is working with Cyber security company and I want to get some idea.

What is the difference between the PENTEST and Vulnerability test?
What test should I perform on the servers
what type of test should I perform on the workstation and laptops.
Dear Experts,

I have Cisco Jabber installed in most of the laptops in my organizer and I am asked to uninstall it using GPO, The users do not have admin right but I do have domain admin account, I need to know if anyone has done this over the GPO and how can I RUN ELEVATED commandline in GPO to trigger the uninstall.
Any help will be appreciated.
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I do have a HP stream11 pro G4EE and I have installed our volume license copy of windows 10 on the laptop.
I would like to take and image of the laptop and push the same image to other HP stream11 pro G4EE laptops. I have taken the image of the laptop and now I want to create a bootable recovery media builder using a USB stick.
I installed “Paragon backup and recovery 16 free” on the laptop. When I click Home - Recovery Media Builder- Welcome to recovery media builder wizard-  and it gives 2 options
1)      advanced mode
2)      Use ADK/ WAIK
I choose the second option and – click next and recovery media format I choose USB flash drive
It took the default location of the WAIK.
C:\Program Files(x86)Windows Kits\10\   and  click next it says WAIK/ADK path does not seem to be valid. Please specify a valid WAIK/ADK path.
WAIK for this particular windows 10 build has been already installed on the laptop and not sure why it saying “WAIK/ADK path does not seem to be valid”
Please help what could be the problem and suggest if these is any other way of taking and image and install to other similar laptops.

Thanks in advance
Recently we implemented proxy server and our domain joined workstations are configured to use the proxy through GPO.  We have disabled the option to change proxy for all.  There are laptops which are domain joined; when they connect outside our domain still the proxy option is checked.  We are looking for a solution to handle this situation automatically; without having the user to manually check/uncheck the option for the proxy.  I was looking at proxy.pac and seems there are some limitations to it and chrome does not work well with these settings in place.  can anyone suggest how can i overcome this.

I have a customer with a Lenovo T470 laptop with Windows 10 installed on it. He has started having trouble seeing the options when pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del - all he gets is a blue box with the word CANCEL visible. The other options have disappeared. We have tried rolling back to a previous restore point but this failed.

Are we into Registry edits now then?
office 2016/365 embedded excel file In Word 2016 changing to unknown object after saving word file.

Cannot open embedded Excel Object in word file.: Opened Excel on users desktop, put Check mark in Ignore other applications that use DDE. (options - advanced - General section).
Opened Excel file from server and saved as .xls instead of (.xslx). Embedded (.xls) file in said Word document. Where able to open (.xls) file.  Deleted (.xlsx) file then re inserted object. Where able to open excel file.
After saving Word document with the re-embedded Excel files The Excel file with the (.xlsx) extension was listed as an unknown object and would not open.  
This document is used in Share Point by other users and works fine.
Hi - I have a Dell XPS 15 9530 laptop, that I attempted to update the BIOS last night from A2 to A11, it started and about 2/3 of the way through, the computer froze up, and the fan was loud. It also wouldnt allow me to press and hold the power button to shut it down. So about 45 minutes later, it turned off  by itself (I thought the battery may have died). When I went to turn it back on, it wouldnt. No lights, nothing. Dead. Anyone have any experience with this?

I have a Dell Latitude 3590 laptop and not able to set up , the first boot device as PXE boot.
In the bios -Under Systems configuration- The internal lan is enabled (with PXE Boot)

When I go to General- Boot sequence-I can see only Windows boot manager enabled . It gives an option to add boot option  and when I click that it dosent give option select the PXE

Please post me how to set PXE boot as the first bootable device.

Any help will be great.
Thanks in advance
I am looking for hardware recommendations on a laptop that will proficiently run Autocad Civil 3D. Price range under $3000.00.
When starting my Fujitsu Lifebook E754 only the NumLock LED flashes,
screen stays black , nothing is displayed

Entering BIOS with F2 is not possible

What can be the reason ?

Hi Team,

I having slowness on a new Lenovo Laptop T470 and sometime it seems fine, below are the CPU usage, kindly advice is this normal?

CPU issue?
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I have dual monitors at home with my home pc.  I have a corporate laptop (newer Dell).  Is there any universal docking station with a KVM switch that I can setup to switch between my laptop and desktop so the I can use the dual monitors with either configuration?  

Any recommendations appreciated.
Trying to install 3rd party applications during or just after WIndows Setup using unattend.xml.  Can't use SetupComplete.cmd becuase we're using an OEM license.  So far, this is what I have:
	<SynchronousCommand wcm:action=“add”>
		<Description>AppInQuestion Installation</Description>
		<CommandLine>%InstallDrive%\Windows\SysWOW64\msiexec.ece /qn /i %InstallDrive%\Program Files\AppInQuestion.msi /norestart</CommandLine>

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In deploying laptops, we need to install during the ooBe pass because the software needs the unique identity for each machine it's installed upon.

I have a Surface Pro 4 connected to a Surface Dock. SP has the latest updates; Dock has the latest firmware. SP power setting is to never sleep when connected to power.

When I connect any Dell monitor ( I have tried 3 different models) to the Dock, SP screen keeps flashing a black screen and nothing appears on the Dell monitor. When I connect the monitor directly to the SP using a VGA /   Display Port adapter, SP shows 2nd monitor as not active; monitor says that there is no signal from SVGA and immediately goes into power save mode.

I have gotten this to work by turning on the SP and logging in.
Remove both power and display cable from monitor.
Reconnect power cable, wait until monitor reports that there is no signal and it is going into power save mode in 5 minutes.
Reconnect the video cable and "all's right with the world".

Client feels this is an unreasonable work around.  (joke.)

I cannot find anyway of disabling powersave feature on the Dell monitor.

Any suggestions?
Thin laptop with a built-in keyboard that still works in detached mode.

I have the Microsoft Surface 4 Pro and I love it!  

Microsoft now has Surface 5 and Surface 6, neither of which solve this issue.

I am needing it to function as a laptop, but when the screen is detached from the keyboard, the built-in keyboard should still work.

Assistance in finding the right product at under $1,000 is greatly appreciated.
I Roger was Installing MS Windows 2000 to my Dell Latitude Laptop. Before the system could restart the installation stopped and showed a error and said call MS windows. The error message is written below.

Error (0x4, 0, 0, 0) ..setup can't start up windows 2000 after installation. I tried to install it again but got the same error message. My Windows 2000 is on a CD copy. I have Windows 98SE on the Dell laptop. Please help me.

Thank you very much
17gb free of 230 gb in C drive on windows10 laptop
i see some slow ness
how much free space ideally i should have to run smoothly
how to see which folder occupying more to delete and move
please advise

Laptops Notebooks





A laptop or notebook is a portable personal computer with a clamshell form factor, suitable for mobile use. Although originally there was a distinction between laptops and notebooks, the former being bigger and heavier than the latter, there is often no longer any difference. Laptops are commonly used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, and for personal multimedia. A laptop combines the components, inputs, outputs and capabilities of a desktop computer, including the display screen, speakers, a keyboard, and pointing devices (such as a touchpad or trackpad) into a single unit. The device can be powered either from a rechargeable battery or by mains electricity from an AC adapter.