Microsoft Applications





Microsoft applications include a variety of software programs, including development and digital authoring programs (Expression and Media Center), educational programs, Internet software, including Essentials, Skype and the Live family, anti-virus, productivity applications and suites like Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint, video games and server applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, IIS and Virtual Server.

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I'm looking for a couple of MSN updates I'm not sure what the KB's are just the version numbers of the product.  The Product is Visual Studio 2012
Currently loaded Visual Studio 2012 Version 11.0.61030.0  Fixed version 11.0.61232.400.  I cant find the update that'll get it that particular version.  I've installed update 5, & kb4089501.
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We are looking at upgrading our core MS applications and OS and the licencing seems to differ from distributor to distributor.
Can someone help clarify the following:

  • Exchange Server - we are hybrid exchange 2010 with ALL mailboxes in 365.  Do we need to licence exchange 2019 or 2016 or do MS offer a free key still?
  • Exchange cals - as above - i'm assuming the exchange online plan 1 covers the cals for users/devices?
  • Windows server cals - we have bought 60 windows 10 licences - one supplier says we dont need cals, the other two say we do..?
  • SQL server - we will be using two standalone SQL servers, of which one is production servicing live clients and data, the other SQ lserver is online but for DR/BC usage only.  Do we need two server licences or one?

In all sccm clients updates showing downloading 0% under a primary site server.error coming in DTS.log.log file attached.
Any solution.Thanks
Dear Experts,

I'm having trouble to resize or delete the combo box in Excel on Mac.

Can you please help me ?

I would like to know how to manage patch management (eg. a group of servers with different flavours of operating system).
Also how to re-check updates after the first patch of updates have been installed.
Also how to force check back to reporting services to gain accurate result if they are compliant or not.
hi i would like to achieve the 2 followings:

(1) how can i set up a system in place where i can track which device or computer uses the highest internet usage?

(2) and lastly i would like to assign each device on our network specific volume of data for internet usage. for example one device can have 500mb per month?

please can someone advice?
I am having trouble getting the BlockDownloadOfAllFilesForGuests setting set for my Sharepoint/Onedrive account.  The feature is detailed here:

I am using Sharepoint Online Management Shell version 16.0.8316.0.

I have downloaded and installed the latest COM  from here:   
using file sharepointclientcomponents_16-6906-1200_x64-en-us.msi

After downloading the script from this page,, and following its instructions I am getting the error below:

Exception calling "ExecuteQuery" with "0" argument(s): "Updating this tenant property is currently disabled."
At C:\BlockDownloadOfAllFilesForGuests.ps1:25 char:3
+   $ctx.ExecuteQuery()
+   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : NotSpecified: (:) [], MethodInvocationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ServerException

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Greetings EE'ers,

For anyone that has ever performed this migration:

1) How long does it take for about 75 users?

2) Are there any good tools or tutorials that could be used for this?

automate app install using intune and play store / app store
i need to have apps pushed automatically to the device
i tested deploying apps to android device via intune but it only prompts the user to install it
i want it to be 0 touch were the user just has the app on the homescreen
For example, office 2013

I only know to snapshot the installation of software and copy files and folders out of snapshot, and export registry, what should be done next?

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I have an SP column that is not behaving as expected.  It is part of a document library, but not in any content type.  I cannot edit it on the edit form (it doesn't show up).  I cannot delete it (would recreate it if I could).  It doesn't appear when I run a PowerShell script and hunt for it.

A couple of background details: I had hidden it in the list settings.  ShareGate update was done on the collection.  Now, I have this stubborn column.  The SC is SP2016.
I'm looking for a Windows Application to track my time.  I multi-task and I'll switch between tasks for clients constantly.  Sometimes, while I'm waiting for one task to complete I'll move on to another for a different client.  When I'm doing that, it's not fair to the client to bill them for the time working on other clients, so I try to track it... but sometimes it's difficult.

So, I'm looking for something akin to a chess timer/clock/stopwatch.  But instead of two timers (one for each player), it should be for at least 10 different things.  And when you click one, all others should stop.  Ideally, I'll be able to label them.  Example:

Example Timer App
The Yellow timers are all paused and the aqua green is active counting time.

Ideally, this would have an always on top setting and run on Windows so when I switch between tasks, it's a quick mouse click and then start working again.

Anyone use or know of such a program?  Actually trying to write one myself, but before I go too nuts, I thought I'd ask if anyone else uses/has/knows of one.

need a hand with an excel formula.
Here is very simplified view of my columns

Ord#	Line#	Backorder
100	1	0
100	2	1
100	3	0
100	4	1
101	1	0
102	1	1
103	1	0
103	2	1
104	1	0
104	2	0
105	1	1
105	2	0
105	3	1

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the third column acts like a Boolean. 1= backorder, 0 = not backorder
My goal is to report, how many orders are affected by back orders?

in this example 3 orders contain backorders

How can I accomplish this total in Excel ?

I have two columns of computer names - please see attached.  

I want to list computers which are in column 1 but not in column 2 and put the result in column 3

Please advise.  

I have several email accounts in my Outlook.  I have several calendars but they all go under my work email account.  How do I create an Outlook Calendar under another email account in outlook?
This on a Windows7 machine with Outlook 2013 32-bit installed.

The .MSG file opens up fine when double-clicked upon but we need to preview working when browsing folders with Windows Explorer.

I have seen several posts regarding 64-bit Outlook not supporting the preview pane,  but this is 32-bit. It should work.

Check the preview handlers in the Registry, and confirmed that Google Desktop is not installed (from other related posts).

Does anyone have other ideas?
SharePoint 2013 Workflow Process Task action always redirects to the Tasks List.  Who wants that and how can I choose an alternate URL?

I am about to deploy a Microsoft KMS server and I was wondering if it is best practice to have this on its own server or can it just run off any existing server in my environment ?

Hi all I been have and issue with MS Outlook 2010,  continually prompts for your password when you trying to archive emails
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Please I need you help in the attached file  as you can see I have duplicate values in column E and sometimes I have to insert the word “ on hold point” in the column AC.

Example for that I need for Doc. Number P380-CC-A-14114:
A-      when I insert the word “ on hold point” in column AC all the relevant numbers in column “E”  highlighted ( font changed to Blue color).
B-      When I insert new row for example at end of the table with same document number , the font will change to Blue color since this document number has the word “ on hold point” in the column AC.
C-      when I removed the word  “ on hold point” from column AC then the font color will changed to normal “ black color”

the goal is to highlighted all document number mentioned in the column “E” as long as the word “ on hold point” exist in the column AC (wherever it is)
the original file contain large data base so maybe VBA code will be better.
please see the attached file for better clarifications

thanks in advance for your help
One of our clients is running an application under APP-V. Their app invokes our ActiveX Client which is essentially a container for an IE browser control; the webpage that occupies it carries a link that executes "" (jQuery). Users are reporting 'Class not registered' errors.

I've seen a plethora of 'solutions', e.g. re-registering DLLs, running SFC, checking APP-V setting Allow All COM objects to interact with the local system, but no luck yet. This is on Win7 and Win 10 machines. Alas, I have limited knowledge of APP-V.

This error does not occur outside of APP-V.
What is the best way for me to copy and provide to another employee a full email folder that they can actively use? Is it a PST? Or, is there a better way? I have quite a bit of info on email that I need to share with others for their active ongoing use before I leave the organization in a week.
Hi guys,

My problem is the same as you have solved, but I use newer software. It was this issue:

I have Windows 10 Pro, MS Office Professional Plus 2013. For open dwg files I have set default association to DraftSight2018 x64 that works correctly for open dwg files from windows explorer. When I try to open hyperlinked dwg files from MS Excel, they are opened with Autodesk DWG TrueView 2017.

Well, I have read solution from mentioned topic, but I don't have such register HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Internet.

So, should I create the same ...Office\9.0... or should I create ...Office\15.0... according my MS Office 15.0 and Win10 or it will be totally different?

Thank You

Have a nice day

Hi, I'm using openpyxl to format cells in excel from 'General' to other builtin formats. Although the script completes and states the format has been changed, when I try and open the excel file, excel pops with and error box, repair or cancel.

If the report option is selected, then another pop up prompts read only or exit. If I select read only Excel crashes.

Is the below the correct way to set number formats using openpyxl?

runfile('/.../', wdir='/...python/...')
Reloaded modules:


import openpyxl
wb = openpyxl.load_workbook(xlfile)
ws = wb['Sheet1']
ws['B1'].number_format = 'Text'
ws['B2'].number_format = 'Number'
ws['B3'].number_format = 'Accounting'
ws['B4'].number_format = 'Currency'
print (ws.cell(row=1,column=2).number_format)
print (ws.cell(row=2,column=2).number_format)
print (ws.cell(row=3,column=2).number_format)
print (ws.cell(row=4,column=2).number_format)

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I'm trying to get the Word Inking feature to start when opening a document.  I have tried the following code:


This throws an error on Document Open, running it from a macro and running it from the immediate window.

What am I missing?

Microsoft Applications





Microsoft applications include a variety of software programs, including development and digital authoring programs (Expression and Media Center), educational programs, Internet software, including Essentials, Skype and the Live family, anti-virus, productivity applications and suites like Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint, video games and server applications such as Exchange, SharePoint, IIS and Virtual Server.