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I have 20 windows 7 pro machines that I need to upgrade to the newest Microsoft OS due to EOL of Windows 7.  What would be the best way to go about upgrading these machines?   Is there a licensing program from Microsoft or do I go through a business partner?
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Hi techs,

I have a Windows Server 2012R2 system which is stuck in OOBE, and as such, is not receiving updates automatically.
I've been able to manually install windows updates using the steps in this article which allowed me to get 15 updates installed via Powershell, but the GUI method still fails.

The server was built in 2017, had WSUS offline patches applied to it, but hasn't been patching since

I've tried:
- sfc /scannow
- dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
- dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth /source:z:\winsxs /limitaccess (to use another functioning windows system as the source)
- sysprep /oobe /reboot to get it out of sysprep
- manually update Windows Updates components (based on https://support.solarwindsmsp.com/kb/solarwinds_n-central/Microsoft-Windows-Update-Agent-Updates )
- registry changes to get it out of OOBE
HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\ 
 IsOOBEInProgress  change to 0 from 1

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- reset the Windows Update components by stopping BITS, Crypographic, Winodws update services and renaming c:\windows\softwaredistribution to .old
- cleared the contents of the c:\windows\system32\catroot2 folder
- waited 5 days for the progress bar to progress
- confirmed server is not misconfigured to use WSUS
- reset the proxy settings using netsh winhttp import proxy source=ie
- reset the WindowsUpdate.log file to be able to get some fresh data, source below:


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Need to get the COA key microsoft is required me from

windows xp machines to Windows 10

is any program that give me the coa, OS version and all stuf i need it?
regards
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Upgrade MC9090 from WM5.1 to 6.1.
I have looked all over and tried several procedures but nothing has worked to upgrade my MC9090s.
Is there any way to do this now? I called Zebra and they said they stopped selling upgrade licenses in 2017 but we have about 65 of these guns and around 40 of them need to be upgraded from WM5.1 to WM6.1 to run with a software update that was released for our WMS.
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I need to run some 32 bit legacy software and some old hardware (Scanner) that will not work with Win10.

Can Windows 7 32bit and XP be installed on newer PCs ?
If Yes ... How new ?     ....... How about an Intel i3 ?

I know that anything above 4gig memory is wasted on 32 bit systems.

(These PCs will not be connected to the internet or my LAN so security will not be an issue).
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What is the process to lookup the Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) of a Server 2016 server?
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I remember that Windows Vista or Windows 7 used to have a way where a user could request or establish a remote support session with tech using a feature built into Windows where the remote tech could actually interact with the user's session while the user watches and the wasn't limited to viewing a locked computer screen.

Is this still available in Windows 10?

If so how can this be done?
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I have a recurring problem where the automatic refresh within Server Manager on my Server 2016 Datacenter server fails.

What can be done to fix this so it will automatically refresh?

Automatic Refresh failed
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Is there a way of switching or toggling between monitors while connected to a remote Server 2016 server during a remote desktop connection from a Windows 10 laptop that only has one display?

I have a server connected to six different monitors and need to switch between the monitors to get to particular programs that are set to open on different monitors.

This is something I am able to do while connected to the server using Log Me In or Solar Windows MSP.

I have looked at the remote desktop settings and haven't been able to yet find such a setting. This is something that the "Use all my monitors for the remote session" option won't do.
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We recently upgraded our SCCM clients (Configuration Manager) to 5.00.8634.1814.

We did this after upgrading the site to 1802.

After the upgrade all of the icons in Software Center are wacked out.  Prior to the upgrade, something was taking different sized icons and make them automatically appear the same.

In the new version, this functionality works in the List View option - all icons appear the same size regardless of their size.  In Tile View, which everyone uses, this is not the case.  The icons are not being adjusted for the view.

Has anyone else noted this issue?  Is there a setting somewhere I can click to resize?

I hope so.  So far it's that or I have to resize them all manually.
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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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This is a strange one.  I have a desktop pool with 30 linked clone desktops.  When I look at the parent VM, the VMware Persona Management service is set to auto and is started. I recompose my desktop pool with a fresh snapshot of the parent VM,  After they complete many of the VDI desktops the VMware Persona Management service is not running and is set to disable.  Mind you not all 30, but a random amount.  I can recompose the pool again and again several (maybe more or maybe less) desktops the service is not running.  BTW, this is not a problem with the one desktop pool.  It is doing the same thing with another pool as well.  This pool only has 15 desktops.  Sometimes after a recompose half of the desktops the service fails to start and sometimes after a recompose may 3 of the 15 fail.  There just isn't any pattern I can find.  

I modified a power shell script that scans all my VDI desktops to see which ones the service is running on and which ones it is not.  Here is the results from me recomposing both pools just 30 minutes ago.  As you can see 20 of the 45 desktops the persona service is not started.

vm-dept-01       VMWVvpsvc       Running
vm-dept-02       VMWVvpsvc       Stopped
vm-dept-03       VMWVvpsvc       Stopped
vm-dept-04       VMWVvpsvc       Running
vm-dept-06       VMWVvpsvc       Running
vm-dept-07       VMWVvpsvc       Stopped
vm-dept-08       VMWVvpsvc       Stopped
vm-dept-09       VMWVvpsvc       Running
vm-dept-10       VMWVvpsvc       …
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Hello! I have an SBS 2011 server that uses SBS Fax service to route faxes in and out, delivering inbound to an email user. Worked like a champ for years, and then the ZOOM USB modem that was doing this job died and was replaced with a USB USR 5637. I have removed the drivers from the previous fax modem and installed the drivers for the new unit, and was able to run the fax configuration wizard from the SBS console and two problems occur. The first is the option for "route through email" is grayed out and not selectable. I opted to select store in a folder instead to complete the wizard successfully, and it errors out on Configuring US Robotics v.92.  Manually attempting to start the fax service results in a message that is does start successfully, but immediately stops, and the app log provides these errors 32108 and 1000 (below).  I have also removed and reinstalled the SBS fax service on the server with the same results.  Any thoughts on how to get this service functioning again as soon as possible?  TIA!

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Microsoft Fax
Date:          8/26/2018 9:46:02 AM
Event ID:      32108
Task Category: Unknown
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      NRV2012.domain.local
Description:
The Fax Service encountered a problem and needed to close.
 Error Code: 0x00000000
 This error code indicates the cause of the error.
 A Windows Error Report was generated with full details about the problem.
 …
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We are using OneDrive for Business for Office 365. Get-ODStatus returns  StatusString: NotInstalled when OneDrive is clearly running.
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Cryptographic Services failed while processing the OnIdentity() call in the System Writer Object.

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

System Error:
Access is denied.
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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.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onedrivefb-mso_win10-mso_o365b/autosave-tab-is-not-available-on-onedrive-business/e6027331-49b9-47c2-b5e9-40c72f327f48
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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?
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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 https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/24582063/SBS-2008-Exchange-Transport-service-Stops.html.  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
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Dear EE,

I have Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition with

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

HOW CAN I INCREASE IIS WORKER PROCESS ?
CAN I APPLIED BCDEDIT ON WINDOWS 2012 ?
if yes then HOW ?


Thanks
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What are the folder locations where the Server 2016 CBS log files are stored?
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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

Thanks.
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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
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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?
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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.
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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.