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How to apply restrictions for the desktop/laptop users who use windows10pro and ubuntu desktop to install/remove any applications, only the system administrator should be able to install and update the systems, if user require application to be installed they should bring to system admin and system admin should only be able to perform this task,
1. how to achieve this for windows10 pro system
2. how to achieve this for ubuntu desktop system
please suggest thanks in advance.
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I have an HP EliteBook laptop that was getting a new image. This is a G2 laptop. Anyway I started the laptop image in the Microsoft System Center\software center. Selected the name-G2 - ME firmware - install bios - and googleDriveSync. I then selected and downloaded the ME updater. The firmware finished. Then in the bios I selected fast boot, PXE internal nic, PXE internal IPV4 nic, and under secure boot config I selected UEFI native without CSM then under device settings checked the box that said SATA device mode set to AHCI, VTx is checked  and G2 only then saved it. Then the user grabbed it before I could start the rest as I had to make a call to another user. She took the laptop and now it will not boot to any OS and goes to shut down mode. I was told that this would make a brick out of the laptop? Is there no way to get this laptop back to factory settings without a new motherboard being needed? This is really my question.
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Firefox bookmarks location

See here first:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29095092/Lost-Firefox-bookmarks.html

There are two folders which say "Windows.old" & "Windows.old.000".  I found a .json bookmarks file that says "bookmarks-2017-06-27.json" so I can get to this file.

I can use this file, but going back further do you know of how firefox stores bookmarks that have not been backed up (using the menus Bookmarks > Import and Backup > Backup...)

Since the bookmarks were never backed up in this way either I would like the most recent version before the OS reinstallation and since Firefox remembers all your bookmarks without having to use the above commands then the file must be stored on the hard drive somewhere.
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Please provide me with the command line command I can run to determine if Windows 10 has pending/required reboot before further system changes can be made.
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Is it possible to split a RAID10 config on an HP ProLiant server with an E200i controller?
I have a backup DC in a branch location.
This server has 8 x 146GB 2.5" SFF HDDs in a RAID10 config.
Besides being the backup DC, this server is also a backup file server for that branch.
The primary server in that branch has more space and the amount of data has now exceeded the amount of space on the backup server.
I was reading about RAID splitting but I can't determine if this RAID controller supports it.
I'd rather not have to demote the DC and rebuild from scratch.
I was thinking I could get 8 x 300GB 2.5" SFF HDDs and follow the HP documentation for manually splitting the RAID config.
Hopefully someone here can give me some insight or perhaps let me know of an alternative solution that doesn't require me to have to reinstall the OS.
Thanks in advance.
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Dear experts,

I purchased a new WINDOWS10 HP laptop.

The vendor advised me to take the OS (Windows 10) backup.

I am attaching the pictures of the drive.

Kindly advice how to take the backup on a flash memory. Can I put a pw to the flash memory.

Thank you
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I recently restored a disk image made from an HP Envy 17t-K200 to an HP Envy 17 K250CA notebook, which has an identical motherboard.  There are now two operating systems on the K250CA.  One of them, a fresh Windows 7 Professional SP-1 install, works fine.  The other -- the restored disc image -- boots a black screen, without the Windows logo.  If I use the Windows installation media to repair startup, it reports that the O.S. booted successfully.  There is no hardware issue, because the other O.S. performs normally.  I'd appreciate suggestions on getting the restored O.S. to work.   I understand there are some driver issues, but I don't see how that would stop the  Windows logo from appearing.
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sc delete is not working for me to delete service.  this is a windows 2012 os.  Any suggestions?  
the error that we are receiving is "The specified service does not exist as an installed service"
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Symantec System Recovery 2013 Small Business Server Edition just seems unable to use a brand new formatted drive as a backup destination. Once I formatted it, I try to add it to the job but I get the below error:

-Error E1AD4191: F:\ is a read-only location and is not a valid destination.
--Error E7D1001D: Unable to open 'F:/Destination_Location_Test_File'.
      Error EBAB03F1: Following Operating System error occurred while performing requested operation: 'Access is denied.'

(UMI:V-281-429-16785)

The OS is SBS 2011, the drive is a Buffalo HD-PCU2 drive and formatted as NTFS. The drive is mapped as F as it appears that unless the drives are mapped they don't actually work...

The System Recovery 2013 version is 11.0.2.49853, ran LiveUpdate, no updates present.

 
Any thoughts?
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Hi Guys,

How to change hostid of physical Solaris 10 server. This is need to do for license issues.
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Does the attached solid RED light that stays on forever just mean the OS RAID partition is working and I should NOT eject the drive ?

If not, what does it mean since both of my PHYSICAL servers have the same 1st drive in the RAID as solid RED that stays on forever ?
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SonicWALL VPN to Cisco ASA
On the Cisco side there are two subnets (172.16.0.16/29 and 10.0.0.0/22)
On the SonicWALL side there are two subnets (192.168.0.0/24 and 10.0.0.0/24)
Three subnets total - 172.168.0.16/29 - 192.168.0.0/24 - 10.0.0.0/22 and /24

Without using NAT in the policy the Cisco side is able to ping 192.168.0.1 (remote gateway).  The SonicWALL side is able to ping 172.16.0.17 (remote gateway of subnet 1) but cannot ping 10.0.0.254 (remote gateway of subnet 2) because the SonicWALL is also managing the same subnet locally.

I know when you try to set up a VPN where the subnets on both sides match (in this case 10.0.0.0) you need to use NAT tables, but how do you set up a VPN where you link multiple networks where only one subnet overlaps?

Local 192.168.0.0/24
Local 10.0.0.0/24   --> NAT 10.100.0.0/24

Remote 172.16.0.16/29
Remote 10.0.0.0/22 --> NAT 10.200.0.0/22

The problem is (at least on my SonicWALL side) the NAT is either on or off for the policy, and the subnets are grouped and cannot be specified individually in a single policy.  I specify the X0 Subnet (192.168.0.0/24) as my local network, and an address group object that includes both encrypted domains (172.16.0.16/29 & 10.200.0.0/22).  Only the 10.200.0.0/22 subnet is NAT though.

I theorized that I could specify 172.18.0.16/29  on the SonicWALL and have the Cisco ASA side 172.18.0.29 --> NAT 172.16.0.16/29.  

In reverse I would suspect that the Cisco ASA must also do the same …
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Having issues trying to diagnose the "next" step.

This issue came up after we had a power surge.

Rebooted the PC and hit "F8" to load PC to last know good configuration. - Same blue screen with the same error popped up.
Rebooted the PC and hit "F8" to go into safe mode configuration. - Same blue screen with the same error popped up.

Not sure what else to do.
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Data Flow in Computers.

When Data is entered in a Computer, for instance you open up an Excel Spreadsheet, or you enter data in a program that will process that data in order to give you a result.

will the Data first be loaded to RAM then Goes to CPU then gets saved in Disk ?
what is the correct flow ?

Thank you
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I can't upgrade my Samsung S5 operating system. Under about phone there is no system update option. How can this be corrected?
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I have an Ubuntu OS server running on AWS. The size is m4.2xlarge (8 Cores and 32 GiB of memory) and the server is not in production yet but it does have abnormal CPU Utilization and varies for no reason. I'm using RunCloud (https://runcloud.io/) for the server management. The following is a week-long graph on CPU utilization. The peaks is a cron job running so that is as expected but the fact that the CPU utilization varies I can't figure out why. I have already disabled the cron jobs which does not solve this problem. I have run out of ideas to check why I get this abnormal CPU utilization. Can someone help me?


Here is what it looks like right now when using the top command
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Purchased new Mac Mini (late 2014) from Apple, migrated OS & Files from failing Mac mini (late 2014). Startup chime no longer sounds, but otherwise seems OK.

Is this a concern? I am not inclined to start over again with new Mac mini.
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Hey Experts,

I can't get Outlook 2010 (32 bit) SP2 ver 14.0.7194.5000 to connect to in house Exchange Server 2016.  Status is showing Disconnected.  Os is Windows 7 Professional.
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i have 9 HP Proliant DL380 G7 servers in production.  they are quite healthy and stable.  when they arrived approx 7 yrs ago, they came with the OS (Windows Server Std 2008 x86, not R2) already pre-installed.  the units have long outlasted their warranty and i can live with that (we have some decent spares).  however, the issue is i need the Win2008 x86 media as a former support person did not make backup media.  this is just a general question as i begin hunting for ISOs...  does anyone know if HP would grant a request to download their media (i will try)?  and would it exist anywhere else.  i have a valid VLSC login but looks like 2008 32 bit is not available for download.

second question is, would i require the HP branded media?  or would an old retail copy of Windows 2008 x86 work?

turns out the servers perform Windows Backup images to USB daily however i believe i need original Windows 2008 media to attempt a test restore.

thanks.
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LoponUI.exe - System Error.
The program can't start because OLEAUT32.dll is missing from your Computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Okay the background. This PC did something very similar before. I could never get it to work by replacing the missing DLL files. I ended up reinstalling the OS (Windows 7), Clean install. I checked it worked, updated with all the available updates. Let it sit around a couple days and fiddled with it occasionally to make sure it worked. I sent it how to it's owner and the first time she tried to use it this pops up. It's worse that it was before. What the hell is causing this? I did run a dskchk and got no errors.
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Hi ALl

I am facing the below error message while connecting to DB from one DB to another.

SQL30081N  A communication error has been detected. Communication protocol
being used: "TCP/IP".  Communication API being used: "SOCKETS".  Location
where the error was detected: "XX.XX.XX.XX".  Communication function detecting
the error: "connect".  Protocol specific error code(s): "110", "*", "*".
SQLSTATE=08001

It has happening after the rebooting the OS.
What could be the reason ?

Pls give your inputs.
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Helping out a church with a laptop they bought by mistake with window 10 home on it.  they need windows 10 pro because  of the server essentials domain they have.

The OS on this latop got corrupted as part of a windows update.  I pitched that if this was windows 10 pro / on the domain, it would have been backed up.  So they want to get this to windows 10 pro and they are looking to go through tech soup for that.

I have a win 10 install media thumb drive - when I've used it before (on machines with win 7 originally) it would ask what version of win 10 to install -- home, pro, eterprise, etc.  and then ask for a license key. you could skip the license key and if  the machine had been upgraded to win 10 (under free upgrade in that first year, etc.) it would auto activate.  or I would think OS would run but only short term till you enter a key.

On this win 10 home machine, when I boot off the win 10 install media, it must be reading the bios (that's where win 10 keys are stored now?) and seeing it's a home machine... so it installed that without asking what version to install.

We are getting a get genuine license from tech soup for win 10 pro for this machinee.  but ( a seperate issue), mirosoft / tech soup only lets them place 1 order EVER for get genuine licenses... so I am asking them how many licenses to get.  While they debate that / till we place the order for the licenses, I want to start getting this machine going

There's a spot in windows 10 home for …
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I have a NCR Class 7610 Point of Sale system running XP POSReady OS.  I would like to use it as a kiosk type device locked down to only a web browser with access to one specific we page.  Is there software that will do this or is this something I would need to do through group policy?
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We are helping out a non-profit organization that does have an account with techsoup.org.

On their own, someone their bought a computer that came with Windows 10 Home. It was cheaper than the machine we spec'd for them.

If I am not mistaken, that won't play well in their SBS Essentials domain, right?

So I'd like to=need get it to Windows 10 Pro?

Shouldn't be that hard? I go to tech soup. The Microsoft Windows OS upgrade is $16. this is Win 10 Enterprise. But wait,
You cannot upgrade from any Home edition of Windows.
Some more looking and I see Windows Pro Full Operating System – Get Genuine for $9. A lower price! I put that in the cart, go to check out and see this:

I understand that my organization may never place another request for Get Genuine full Windows operating systems after we have received the licenses we are requesting now.

I don't want to get 1 license and lock them out of using this solution if this happens again.   Would people here

1) suggest buying a bunch of these get genuine license and stockpile them on the chance they will needed down the road?
2) Do we buy a retail copy of win 10 pro outside of tech soup for something like $150?
3) Am I mistaken and Win 10 home computers can work with the SBS Essentials domain fine?
4) Something else I am missing?

It would seem that buying a home os when pro was needed can't be all that uncommon amongst small businesses and organizations trying to take care of their own IT needs.  There …
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I have version IBM WebShere MQ 6.0.2.3 , do I need to upgrade the system from AIX 6.1.9 to the AIX 7.1.4 now  the current version of QM is compatible?
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Operating systems perform basic tasks, such as recognizing input from the keyboard, sending output to the display screen, keeping track of files and directories on the disk, and controlling peripheral devices such as disk drives and printers. For large systems, the operating system makes sure that different programs and users running at the same time do not interfere with each other. The operating system is also responsible for security, ensuring that unauthorized users do not access the system. Operating systems provide a software platform on top of which other programs, called application programs, can run.