Microsoft Legacy OS





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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Need an automated way to create Azure Dynamic Security Groups using PowerShell. These groups needs to be created based on an AD attribute i.e employee number. Any thoughts?
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We are using OneDrive for Business for Office 365. Get-ODStatus returns  StatusString: NotInstalled when OneDrive is clearly running.
Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object.

AddLegacyDriverFiles: Unable to back up image of binary Microsoft Link-Layer Discovery Protocol.

System Error:
Access is denied.
How can I save all screenshots to my One Drive for Business Pictures folder?

I have noticed that this feature isn't available like it is for One Drive (see the URL below).

I have switched over to using One Drive for Business and don't want to have to set up a separate One Drive account simply to be able to save screenshots to my personal One Drive Pictures folder.
I have a couple servers on the same subnet as another server that are currently powered off.

Both of these servers have Wake on LAN enabled.

What are the best Windows utilities to use to send Wake on LAN packets to wake up the two servers that are currently powered off?
MS Exchange Transport will not start after removing MS Forefront from SBS 2011 server

Hi I am running MS SBS 2011 Standard SP 1 server which Exchange will not send or receive emails.  

I recently noted that I still had installed MS Forefront software trail version and as was not being used, I tried to uninstall it via control panel / program / add- remove software etc.  Since then Exchange has not worked.  
At first this looked like an IPv6 issue  but soon realised that Forefront had not be properly uninstalled. I have the article  which I have followed and managed to correct some of the EVENT errors, but I still can't get the MS Exchange Transport to run and their seems to be a number of errors also happening with sharepoint (this might not have anything to do with Exchange not working.

I am not technical so need as much help as possible
Dear EE,

I have Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition with

Memory = 4 GB
Application = Web Server --> IIS 8.0
Framework = Dotnet Framework 4.0

if yes then HOW ?

What are the folder locations where the Server 2016 CBS log files are stored?
I'm trying to perform a migration for one of the computers from a windows server 2012 to a windows server 2016 but for some reason keep getting a pre-check failure message ( Unable to access server service on the machine 'WORKSTATION-WIN'. Make sure netlogon and workstation services are running and you can authenticate yourself to the machine ) ?

I have successfully migrated the users but when trying to perform a computer migration which should migrate all folders and files that are being redirected but can't understand why it's not working.

I also noticed i can't login to the new server 2016 any longer as it shows the message "The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed." ?

Please let me know what's going on as i was able to login before to the new windows server 2016 but just didn't have the folder redirection migrated.

Is is the workstation that is having issues or is it windows server 2016 and what can i do to make the migration process working?

Currently using ADMT version 3.2

A user's Windows 10 computer bluescreened a couple hours ago.

The details of this crash are listed below.

What methods can I use to troubleshoot this issue and determine what can be done to prevent the computer from blue screening in the future?

Also, what are the best utilities for analyzing the C:\Windows\Memory.dmp file to help solve this issue

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck.  The bugcheck was: 0x00000154 (0xffffa5093359a000, 0xffffe70d26fbdfb0, 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: b6892ebf-0c78-4dbe-9962-97c5260e3e78.

BSOD messageReliability history
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While attempting to install .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0) I get an error message that says "The changes couldn't be completed. Please reboot your computer and try again. Error code: 0x800F0950).

I have rebooted the laptop several times and continue to get this error message.

This happens if I try to install .NET Framework 3.5 through Windows Features, if I download the installer, or if I download the offline installer. This also happens no matter which user I am logged on as.

What can I do to fix this issue so I can successfully install .NET Framework 3.5?

.NET framework 3.5 error
How can I set up a group policy to set indexing & configure indexing options so that the entire C: drive and Outlook will be indexed and can be searched?
How can I use Server 2016 Group Policy to set auto login with a certain username and password?

This needs to be done for a group of test computers.
What are the steps to create a Group Policy to "Allow remote connections to this computer" & disable the "Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Leven Authentication (recommended) setting on all Windows 10 and Server 2016 computers?

How can I control which programs are pinned to the taskbar using Group Policy?

I would like to create a group policy that will pin program icons such as Google Chrome, Server Manager, Windows Settings, the PowerShell, & the command line (cmd.exe) icons to the taskbar of all Server 2016 and Windows 10 client computers.

How can such a policy be set?
Please provide me with the steps to set up Shadow Copy within Server 2016.
I have a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server setup that currently has all of the Server 2016 updates available except for the KB4103720 update (even though I have selected the WSUS server to download all of the Server 2016 updates).

I have verified this by sorting the updates chronologically by their KB numbers and by doing a search for the KB4103720 update.

I have checked and all other necessary Server 2016 updates are currently available within this WSUS server. I haven't selected for any of the other updates such as Windows 10 updates to download to the WSUS server yet since currently I only need it to update the Server 2016 servers within our network. I will add the Windows 10 updates later.

How can I manually add or make sure that this KB4103720 Server 2016 update is available to push out to the Server 2016 servers?
Hi Experts,

I have a .bat file that is used to backup data.  I want to include all folders / files on a drive but exclude one folder.  I can't seem to get it to do the exclusion.

Here is the WinZip Command Line.

"C:\Program Files\WINZIP\WZZIP.EXE"  -xd\\PL1\PL1-G-Data\Photos\*.*   "Z:\PATLAPTOP1\PL1-G-Data\%date%\PL1-G PatData All.ZIP" "\\PL1\PL1-G-PatData\*.*"  -r -p

- Job is run on the PC where the 'Z:' Drive is located.
- Drive to be zipped is on PC \\PL1.
-  The Drive to be zipped is PL1-G-PatData.
- Folder (with sub folders) that needs to be excluded is PL1-G-Data\Photos

What needs to be done to get it exclude the PL1-G-Data\Photos folder.  Right now there are no errors but it is including the Photos folder?

Note: If using an 'Exclusion Parameter File' is a better way them I ok with it.

Bob C.
What steps are necessary to determine if a Windows 8.1 OS that was upgraded to Windows 10 (with the data and apps being preserved) can be downgraded back to Windows 8.1?
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I just upgraded a Windows 8.1 Pro computer to Windows 10 Pro by performing an upgrade that kept the files and applications in tact.

Now around 33% of the time when users logon onto the computer using their local Windows profiles they receive an error that says "C:\Windows\system32\config\systeprofile\Desktop is unavailable. If the location is on this PC, make sure the device or drive is connected or the disc is inserted, and then try again. If the location is on a network, make sure you're connected to the network or Internet, and then try again. If the location still can't be found, it might have been moved or deleted" (see the screenshot).

This computer isn't joined to any domains.

If we log off of the computer and then log on again (with the same or a different local user account) the logon is successful.

I have run the SFC /scannow and the following DISM commands which have all run successfully and reported no errors.

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

DISM commands I have run:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Checkhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth

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Desktop profile not available
What is the planned or expected release date for Windows Server 2019?
How can I determine which servers within a Server 2016 Active Directory domain have the following roles?

Schema Master
Domain Naming Master
Infrastructure Master
Relative ID (RID) Master
Primary Domain Controller (PDC) Emulator
Is there any way of setting Server 2016 OS to automatically reboot immediately after installing Windows updates?

Or is there a way of setting Server 2016 to automatically reboot immediately when an operating system restart is required?

I would like to be able to enable this setting while I am first setting up Server 2016 operating systems and then once all initial updates have been installed I will disable this setting.
What is the command line command to run Disk Cleanup?

Disk cleanup can be launched by right-clicking on a drive letter and then clicking on the "Disk Cleanup" button (within the General tab).

I would like to know what command line command can be run to launch Disk Cleanup.
How can I determine if an existing registry DWORD value is 32-bit or 64-bit?

I need to create several DWORD values within the registry on a Server 2016 Datacenter OS.

I am examining the registry on another Server 2016 Datacenter OS and am going to recreate these values within another Server 2016 Datacenter OS. However, while examining the registry on the server with these registry values I'm not sure if these DWORD values are 32-bit or 64-bit.

Or should I just assume that because the operating system is Server 2016 Datacenter that all DWORD values should be created as 64-bit?

Or how much of a difference does it make if the DWORD value is created as a 32-bit value when it should be a 64-bit value?

Microsoft Legacy OS





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.