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i downloaded microsoft sql server 2012 express executable with work tool version from

when i try to run by clicking on that getting error as attached

please advise
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Hi Expert,

I’m needing  help with enabling and forwarding windows logs Inc particular RDP ACCESS logs to siem log collector.

Please advise how to set this up for windows server 2012 r1 (note it’s standalone server)


Is it possible to control what the logged in user sees on the Desktop when they log into Remote Desktop Services in Server 2012 R2?  Usually, when the user logs in they can see all the shortcuts that the Administrator sees.  Is it possible to only have them see the shortcuts that I choose?  Is it also possible to block drive letters from being seen?
We are upgrading from CRM 2011 to CRM 2016 on a new set of VMs.  The plan is to do a migration upgrade from CRM 2011 to CRM 2013.  Once we are on the new VMs and CRM 2013 we will do in-place upgrades to CRM 2015 and CRM 2016.

My question is: what is the quickest and best way to upgrade in-place from CRM 2016 to Dynamics 365 for Sales?  I have read several online articles about going from CRM 2016 to Dynamics 365 but I am not sure what the best practice is and how to leverage the CRM 2016 server to do an in-place upgrade to Dynamics 365.
I am switching to a new Windows domain and have a few remote employees that refuse to drive to the office, therefore I cannot switch them right now

How can I remove a computer from a domain without needing the "Domain Admin" or "Local Admin" login when doing the below step #3 since
 1. I will no longer have the domain by the time the remote employee is onsite and
 2. Employee will not let me do a VPN/etc to their laptop since it is not on and
 3. I do not remember what CACHED "Domain Admin" or "Local Admin" users might be on really OLD machine, therefore I cannot rely on an old CACHED account ?


 1. login to "Domain" controlled laptop that is not on my domain
 2. change to "WorkGroup"
 3. get prompted for "Domain Admin" or "Local Admin" login
 4. enter login
 5. reboot
 6. change works
We have a bit of an odd issue.  We have a 2012 server that is in a sql cluster.  Most of the drives are functioning normally; however we have found there are four drives that the local permissions do not seem to be taking affect and cannot be accessed when locally in an admin’s session on the server itself.  
First some background, all of these drives are iSCSI connected back to a SAN, they are all in the SQL cluster and so far everything appears to be operating from a production standpoint.  SQL does not appear to have issues accessing the data contained in the drives, and the logs show no errors.    
Now the issue, it seems the four drives that have a share on them, when logged in as an admin account on the server, those drives are unable to be accessed locally within the admin’s session.  The share access works fine using the UNC path.  
For example, I login under admin1 through RDP, attempt to open up the X: drive, which is an iSCSI attached drive to the server, and I get an access denied error message.  However, if I use that same account to access the share (or even administrative $ share) I can get in fine.  Admin1 is a member of both the domain admins, and the local admins on the server.  If I look at the security properties of drive X: (after being prompted to grant it access), both domain admins and local admins have full control.  So it I should not get an access denied message.
I did find if I grant the user account explicit full control it resolves the issue,…
Please provide me with instructions on wow to create an Active Directory federation between two Server 2016 Active Directory forests that are connected with a WAN link.

I need the AD domains within each forest to be able to trust each other and share resources such as file shares.
my c drive space is getting filed up

can we delete memory.dmp files and dsacrash.dmp files
We've recently set a team up to use a LOB app on server 2012 RDS via remote app and it's working well for the most part but they find that when saving files, their 'recent places' isn't being updated, meaning that they have to navigate a fairly lengthy path each time they want to save.

I've tried logging on using the RDP client and saving a file from within that session creates the link correctly but using remote app with the same user account doesn't do it.

Obviously not an earth-shattering problem but as the team in question is our Payroll department, I like to keep them sweet!
I have a ConfigMgr 2012 R2 [5.00.8540.1611] environment. Clients are unable to install Applications from the Catalogue Web, by Software Center is working.

The application could not be installed. The most common reason is that software does not support the version of Windows currently installed on your computer. You can try starting the application installation from the Application Catalog again. If the problem continues, contact your network administrator

I've already tried:

- I reinstalled IIS;
- Reinstalled the two Roles of the Web Application Catalog and Service;
- Uninstall and Install the Client;
- Validation of the Application Catalog URL in the trust sites in IE;
- I tried to add the Application Catalog URL to the Intranet Zone
- Communication with the DB by the Collection Evaluator Viewer
- I checked the Silverlight records are Ok.
   (  https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3f515846-24c5-43ba-a18e-e79179f5c3d1/cannot-install-any-software-from-application-catalog-after-sp1-upgrade?forum = configmanagerapps )

Could anyone give me any hints as to what might be happening? Follow logs the client and server.
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What's the easiest way to obtain Server 2016 minidumps when the OS won't boot?

I need to obtain and submit these minidumps for analysis for a Server 2016 OS that Bluescreens every time it boots.

What is the easiest way to do this?
Hello, we have 4x 2008 R2 Terminal Servers, for legal reasons, we need to record select users full sessions on the servers. What is a good software tool you recommend?
Hi All,

We are having hard time getting Google Chrome as default browser on all of our workstations. We started with setting GPO and with Google Chrome ADML and AMDX files and it is not working. We also tried to deploy registry files for .URL, .HTTP, .HTTPS, .HTML and .HTM and it is not working as well.

Our Domain controllers are Server 2016 and workstations are Windows 10.
Im creating a new subnet in sites and services. Range is starts at 35.131. Am I suppose to put x.x.35.131/27? Mask is I try to put 35.131 but wont work. Ok is grayed out. It only works if I put 54.0/27
Any ideas on how can I get the below #1 to work

 1. do "check for windows updates" when
     Windows Server 2012 R2 server is on "DOMAIN"
 2. get 8024402c ERROR
 3. change sever to "WORKGROUP", reboot
 4. do "check for windows updates" again
 5. works, using the same DNS as when it was on the "DOMAIN"
 6. change back to "DOMAIN", reboot
 7. do "check for windows updates" again
 8. fails again
My server load averages are going way high and too many processes are being consumed. Is it a DDoS attack or something wrong with the server?
I have SharePoint 2013 running on Server 2012 R2 Standard.
We have a fairly basic site that consists almost exclusively of document repositories.
I've been trying to configure the Search Service Application to crawl the site for search indexing.
Initially, I followed recommendations found online to create a Default Content Access Account for the Search Service, and gave it permissions to both the SQL databases, as well as full read permissions to the Web Application for the site.

After adding the site as a Content Source, I started a crawl and received the following error:
Access is denied. Verify that either the Default Content Access Account has access to this repository, or add a crawl rule to crawl this repository. If the repository being crawled is a SharePoint repository, verify that the account you are using has "Full Read" permissions on the SharePoint Web Application being crawled.

To try and narrow down the permissions issue, I switched the Search Service to use an account with full administrative permissions to the Web Application, and received the same error.

So far, I've tried using an account that has explicit Full Control permissions both on the Web Application and the Site Permissions. As well as Full Control permissions on the Search Service Application itself, same error.
I've tried using the Farm account as well, same error.

I've tried creating a new Application Pool for the Search Service.
I've tried creating a new Search Service …
existing logging framework uses Distributed logging using MSMQ & log4net - we have log4net providers in .net core. But what will be best alternative to MSMQ in core. NService Bus? or does anyone know better migration of MSMQ related features in core
Using Nessus to scan for vulnerabilities.  It is reporting that Visual Studio C++ is not patched, although the KB has been applied.
The following Visual C++ Redistributable Package has not
been patched :

  Product           : Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package
  Installed version : 10.0.40219.1
  Fixed version     : 10.0.40219.325

After further investigation, the machine in question only has the x86 version installed (and the DLL's in SysWo64 are the correct version) but there is also a set of DLL's in the System32 folder that are the older version.  If x86 is installed, does anyone know why there are files in the System32 folder?
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Do DNS forward lookup list record delete after we perform export
I have recently setup RDS Session Host collections so that users can access four separate servers via Remote Desktop (from both PCs and thin-clients). The session hosts are Server 2012 R2 VMs running under Hyper-V. When users connect via RDP, the login can take upwards of 90 seconds from the initial "Welcome" screen to the "applying computer settings" to the various group policy processing messages before their desktop is finally accessible to them.

Yet, if I login locally to any of those four servers, the speed of the login is much more normal.

I have already disabled the Smart Card service in an attempt to speed these logins up.

Can anyone suggest anything else I can look into?

Much appreciated!  :-)

I have a webservice that I,m trying to apply a custome security, when I try to call the service it display the following error:


At least one security token in the message could not be validated.

To add the security I modify the service config file:

[b][b]<services> <service name = "WcfService1.Service1"> <endpoint address="" binding="customBinding" bindingConfiguration="customBindingOasis" contract="WcfService1.IService1"> <headers> <wsse:Security xmlns:wsse="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-wssecurity-secext-1.0.xsd"> <wsse:UsernameToken> <wsse:Username>USERNAME</wsse:Username> <wsse:Password Type="http://docs.oasis-open.org/wss/2004/01/oasis-200401-wss-username-token-profile-1.0#PasswordText">PASSWORD</wsse:Password> </wsse:UsernameToken> </wsse:Security> </headers> </endpoint> </service> </services> <bindings> <customBinding> <binding name ="customBindingOasis"> <security authenticationMode="UserNameOverTransport" includeTimestamp="false" messageSecurityVersion="WSSecurity11WSTrustFebruary2005WSSecureConversationFebruary2005WSSecurityPolicy11BasicSecurityProfile10"> <secureConversationBootstrap /> </security> <textMessageEncoding maxReadPoolSize="64" maxWritePoolSize="16" messageVersion="Soap12" writeEncoding="utf-8"> <readerQuotas maxDepth="32"
Hi Experts,

Unable to access Win 7 64 bit to Win server 2008 R2 Standard 64 bit Terminal access, suddenly i got error "this computer can't connect to the remote computer" before that it was working properly.

Please suggest.

what are differences between index rebuild vs index reorg while getting statistics

when to use which one. Advantages, disadvantages of each

please advise.
Our SBS 2011 Server at the moment seems to be using up disk space quite quickly. I have deleted as many logs as I can
think of which normally get it back to around the 10GB mark but later the same day it can be back around 4GB or
sometimes 2 or 3. I now really need a permanent solution to this as i cannot keep continually monitoring it.

I have run TreeSize (See attached)

Thanks in advance

Microsoft Server OS





The Microsoft Server topic includes all of the legacy versions of the operating system, including the Windows NT 3.1, NT 3.5, NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 and Windows Home Server versions.