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The Microsoft Legacy Operating System topic includes legacy versions of Microsoft operating systems prior to Windows 2000: All versions of MS-DOS and other versions developed for specific manufacturers and Windows 3/3.1, Windows 95 and Windows 98, plus any other Windows-related versions, and Windows Mobile.

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What is differences between MSDN Subscriptions/downloads and The Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC)?
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Please provide me with the steps on how to enable Windows Desktop Experience within Server 2016.

I have looked within the Windows Features and the User Interfaces and Infrastructure option isn't available within Server 2016.

Please provide me with the steps on how I can enable Windows Desktop Experience within Server 2016.
Office 2010 installed on server 2003 x86 (Terminal Server). Used to work perfectly untill last saturday.
Now does not work in any user profile, any program Word, Excel or Outlook fails ...
Application Log shows 'event id 1000' source 'Microsoft Office 14' Type 'Error'
Faulting application excel.exe,
version 14.0.7180.5001, stamp 58dcb93d,
faulting module msvcr90.dll,
version 9.0.30729.6161, stamp 4dace5b9, debug? 0,
fault address 0x000320f0.

I tried to reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x86) - had no success

Any idea ?

Thanks for your help,
Kind Regards,
Hi ,

   I want take remote another machine using IP address.For example- I have a and Machine.

If I login from via remote desktop connection connect to At the same i want using machine also.
If i have 2 user account.If i use that 2 user account using login remote coonection. --->Admin>Admin2
Can i login  Admin user account from at the same time i want use ADmin2 user account in machine.
It is possible?

Is somebody still using Chocolatey? After having trouble last time (old link) this script worked for a while:

#Install Chocolatey
Set-ExecutionPolicy unrestricted
Register-PackageSource -Name ChocolateyGet -ProviderName chocolatey -Location
Unregister-PackageSource -Name chocolatey
Set-PackageSource -Name ChocolateyGet -ProviderName chocolatey -Location -Trusted
Set-ExecutionPolicy restricted
#Find-Package adobe*

#Install SW
Install-Package k-litecodecpackmega, cdburnerxp, adobereader-update, javaruntime, skype, Firefox, GoogleChrome, flashplayerplugin, 7zip.install, vlc -Verbose -Force

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Is this the only way to install Chocolatey now? Can I still use the old commands to install Software?

Install-Package k-litecodecpackmega, cdburnerxp, adobereader-update, javaruntime, skype, Firefox, GoogleChrome, flashplayerplugin, 7zip.install, vlc -Verbose -Force

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Many thanks in advance.

Is there any Microsoft Website that will show me which Windows 10 ISO build will be downloaded with the Media Creation Tool from

I'm searching something like

Many thanks in advance.
Dear all,
 I want to create answer file for new PC.
What is the easy way to setup it? How to do?
please let me know.
Here's a shortcut to a site I have on the desktop.
How can I have this open maximized size?
It's currently opening in a smaller-than-full-size.
I have a user who has a Vista computer.   Yes I know they should toss it, but they cannot right now.  The computer was recently re-installed with a 32 bit OEM dvd.  The installation went very smoothly.   We were able to download Firefox, Chrome, Malwarebytes and Apache open Office and install them.  But when it comes to things like CCleaner and Superantispyware, we go to Downloads and double click but the wheel spins for two seconds goes away and nothing happens.  I have tried some things like checking the exefile, and that seems to be okay.  Any ideas?
Okay.. so i was going through this website to check if i could find something useful with regards to restarting windows services on remote computers and guess what.. i did find something pretty useful. The HTA script can be found @

Now, I will be honest I am not an expert with vbscript and know only a few basics of that. What is was looking for is if there is a way to query only some specific services rather than listing all of them as most of the services will be be touched. I am looking to include only services that are related to my application.

Also, it'd be great if I could have a dropdown list to enter the remote host name rather than a text box as it is quite difficult to remember the hostnames of around 60 servers :)

P.S :: This HTA would be run on a legacy Windows 2003 server (yeah i know what you are thinking unfortunately I am struck with these)
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We installed a Exchange 2013 server and migrated everything over.  Recently my client split off and took only the new server and I can't get the old server anymore.  What is the best way to remove the legacy items still showing on the new server?  I already created a new SSL certificate, but worried about issues from just removing it from the new server.
I have a directory with its sub -dir. Each sub dir has date with its folder like below. Each date folder has many files


I want to count number of files in each date directory, output to EXCEL. The output should be something like below

   20160101  34
   20160102  230
   20160103  1234
   20161231   90

How to do this in DOS script
I have the following batch file that should check all client subfolders for matching files based on an "ClientFolders.txt" input file.  The first six characters for each client folder must match the input file names for it to process.  What I mean is determine if there is a folder name match (1st six characters of each client folder), and if so then copy the folder and all subfolders to the destination and then delete the original and all subfolders (move).  

The first time I ran it, I was watching the folders scroll by as it processed.  Then all of a sudden I saw many folders listed that were not part of the input list.  So I stopped it.  I discovered if the same client folder existed at the destination, then it would copy all the client folders listed within the same letter (A, B, C) it was processing into the destination folder that already existing and created all the client folders for that letter without copying any client files.  So let's say client folder "AMEAUT" existed at the destination, it automatically starts copying all the client folder structure in letter "A" into the "AMEAUT" folder without copying each folder's files.  It would create each client folder folder structure, but not copy or move the files at the destination "AMEAUT".  Which is definitely not correct since its not maintaining the source and destination structures intact.  I also need to mention the log file did not record all folders that were processed that should not have.

The second …
I have a process that runs...lets  call it process.exe.

There is always going to be more that one of this process running.  Lets say for example that I have 5 of process.exe running.  They would have whatever PID that was generated when the process is started.

I did some way to find the process,
get it id, memory, cpu utilization and store that individually so an alert can be sent for each PID.

I would want to make a summary of pid1 + pid2 + pid3...etc    equals total utilization by the total processes.

Then if that total was over some "threshold"  say 50% as an example..

Then take some action.

For phase one of this I just want to execute an email with the info that the threshold was execeeded and then send the detailed info in the email.

Phase two I may want to actually stop and restart the process based on meeting that threshold and doing so to the Max of a PID cpu utilization in the loop of processes.  This phase 2 is out of scope for this ...but wanted to add that as a potential long term so I get this structure setup properly.

I also think running in parallel with this would be good to do the same with memory

I have a folder with its sub-folder and sub-folder... I want to have a script to export its network path directory along with the file names into a text file


How to do that by Windows scripting?
in access 2002(win xp), it was working flawlessly for 2 years (printing aspects) since moving it into Win7 Pro..
now from this last week, encountered a minor problem when trying to print a report.

About every 5th printing getting a message saying Access is shutting down.

When the program is restarted you could print another 5+ reports then then again the program shuts down again.

attached is error msg.

any thoughts? is this is an OS issue or any other concern?

it is a winxp program that is running on the native WIn7Pro Virtual environment available for Winxp.
Does anyone know if we  need to process those junction folders to translate profile for the user (set target user permissions)? I get access denied on the following Junction files . Do we need to take ownership of those links and junction files? I tried takeown command and it works. I just want to know if we do need to process them. What I am trying to do is to add target user permissions to source user profile, so that after computer joins to the target, I can login as target user with the same profile and can access all the desktop, pics, docs, etc

Below are 18 files that got access denied

C:\Users\eduardo.melo\AppData\Local\Application Data\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\AppData\Local\History\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.IE5\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\AppData\Local\Temporary Internet Files\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\Application Data\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\Cookies\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\Documents\My Music\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\Documents\My Pictures\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\Documents\My Videos\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\Local Settings\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\My Documents\*: Access is denied.
C:\Users\eduardo.melo\NetHood\*: Access is…
I have a Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-Bit installation with a perplexing performance issue.   The system has 16 processor cores and is unloaded at around 5% to 10% CPU usage.  There is 32GB of physical memory, but only about 8 to 10 GB are in use.   There is very little network traffic.   The problem is that a few hours after the system is cold booted, you can use a browser application - or any application it does not matter which one - and the OS just freezes for up to 15 seconds.   You lose the ability to have your keystrokes reflected in any data entry window.   After the system unlocks, the application performs normally, but then 10 to 30 seconds later you get another pause cycle.

At this point, I am unclear on whether this is a badly behaving device driver or system application.   Since applications run under processor cores, I am not understanding how an application could lock up the entire OS.   My intuition is more that some device driver that works with an application is behaving badly and locking up at a key point, thus locking out the entire OS.

How do I debug this?
A user I support with a Dell desktop keeps receiving the message shown in the attached screenshot "This computer is not running genuine Windows."

I have reeneted the Windows product key found on the computer's sticker and have also clicked the Resolve online now button but this message continues to occur on this computer.

What Microsoft support phone number can i call to get this issue resolved?

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Please provide me with the steps on how to determine if a Server 2008 R2 server is running SQL.

I don't see SQL mentioned anywhere in the Programs and Features list

I like to ask, is there a way other than converting ost file to pst, you can achieve for retrieving emails and addresses from an ost file to pst?

I googled and there is an option where you can convert it using software but you have to pay for it which i cannot afford at this stage. The customer brought to me his ost file for me to build the ost file into outlook so he can access his old contacts and of course a few of his emails which are relevant to him but of course MS Outlook cannot read it unless it is in pst. He had finished with the company he used to work for.

Can someone guide or help?
Please provide me with the steps to setup a Windows 7 OS so that while a user is sitting in front of the computer using it and then another user connects to the same computer using Windows 7 the user sitting in front of the computer won't have his/her computer session locked.

We need to make it so that both the user in front of the computer and the user who connects remotely using remote desktop will be able to both use the computer at the same time
Hi Experts,

I have been getting quite a few voice mails from a representative from Microsoft.  I ignored them at first.

Now this person e-mailed me and wants to do a audit on our company and go over our licensing and have given me until December 2 to do it?

I did a quick google and others have received this as well, does anyone know anything about this, it doesn't seem legit.  How can we just stop everything to comply we are a small company?

Here is the text, how can I verify this?

Hello Karen,

Further to my recent telephone call, the purpose of this email is to explain that Microsoft would like to engage with your organization for the purpose of a License Verification process.  This process is designed to review the Microsoft software you have deployed, comparing that to your corresponding license documentation.  We will also draw your attention to some key licensing topics and benefits such as the Office 365 information sheet attached.  It highlights the risks of unknowingly using non-genuine Office software and the benefits of ‘going genuine’ with Office 365 via the cloud.  
We also recommend that you refer to this website as it contains important information regarding software management policies, guidelines and procedures - 

Thank you, Karen

Thank you
On a Windows 7 computer is it safe to delete the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb file?
The right hand side of print jobs are cut off when a certain user prints from Outlook on a Windows 7 64-bit OS computer to a network shared Konica Minolta C652 printer.

I have already reinstalled the driver software, looked in the printer and application settings within Outlook and made sure that the "Enable Shrink-to-Fit" setting within Internet Explorer is selected. Additionally I am increased the size allocated to the right hand margin but this hasn't fixed the issue either.

What else can I do to fix this issue so that this issue will stop occurring?

Microsoft Legacy OS




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The Microsoft Legacy Operating System topic includes legacy versions of Microsoft operating systems prior to Windows 2000: All versions of MS-DOS and other versions developed for specific manufacturers and Windows 3/3.1, Windows 95 and Windows 98, plus any other Windows-related versions, and Windows Mobile.