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We have our folders redirected to a share on our file server that contains the user's desktop, documents and favorites. We've got a user that when she logs in to a specific PC, she gets an error, "\\server\users\username\desktop refers to a location that is unavailable." If I got into My Computer and look at her mapped Y drive, which is mapped to her users share, it has a red X on it and I get a similar error when trying to double-click on it. If she goes and logs into a different computer, her desktop comes up fine and the Y drive is mapped correctly.

If I browse to \\server\vol1\users\username\folder name, I can get there just fine. It's just if I got to \\server\users\username\folder name.

I went into the Registry to HKCU > Software > Microsoft > Windows > Current Version > Explorer > Shell Folder and User Shell Folders and forced the desktop, documents and favorites to \\server\vol1\users\username\folder and closed out. It seems after logging off or rebooting, it points right back to \\server\users\username\folder and gives me the error.
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Hello guys,

I´ve been asked for creating a logoff script for inactive users...but dont have much experiences with this stuff...
I need to log off idle user from PC and automatically logon system account which is used for rendering....any ideas?
All accounts are from AD.

Thank you very much!!!

Hi, I want to enter Bios to change boot sequence, but I cannot enter it. The PC is Yoga windows10. Please see picture attached. It looks like there is no other option to choose. If hitting the Enter key, the Pc start normally.
Anyone can give any suggestion? Thank you
I am trying to login to the domain with a client pc using thier domain credentials. it starts saying welcome, then i get a blue screen that says
The user profile service service failed the sign-in.
User profile cannot be loaded.

any idea what is wrong?
We have a legacy application (Paradox) that worked just fine in Windows 10 versions 1511 and 1607. However, on any pc that has gone through the update to version 1703, this application no longer launches. If you just double-click on the shortcut or executable, the program flashes (can be tough to see), but doesn't actually open. If you right-click and select 'Run as Administrator', the prompt comes up to allow the program to make changes, and when you select 'Yes' the program flashes and doesn't open. A consent.exe error is entered in the application log. I have attached a screenshot of the error log entry, as well as included the details below.

I have tried completely uninstalling the program (including registry entries, then rebooting) and re-installing, but the same behavior is still seen. I did find one thread that was similar, but the solution involved Software Restriction Policies, of which there are none on the relevant pc's (thread is here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/fb7eea4a-c2ac-4c84-a9e5-a6063b04f4a2/uac-prompts-not-working-in-windows-10-pro-1511-or-1703?forum=win10itprogeneral).

We have three pc's that have been upgraded to 1703, and all three display the same behavior. On any pc that is running 1607, the program works perfectly fine. Any idea what changed in 1703 that would cause this, and how to resolve it?

Thank you.

- Corey


Faulting application name: consent.exe, version: 10.0.15063.0, time stamp: 0xe0f856c4
We have installed two Exchange Servers and these are seeing each other successfully using the Get-ExchangeServer command in Powershell.

We are attempting to installed an Edge Server and were having issues with that. When we initially installed the Edge Server it would error out before installation with the following error:

The following error was generated when "$error.Clear();
" was run: "Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: Cannot get child of ADObjectId:    this is a GUID based

After restarting the installation it would not complete successfully.
This happened several times on several PCs.

We found a technical note from Microsoft saying to take the Edge Server out of domain and reinstall the Edge Server. Then rejoin the network. We did this and the Edge Server role installation completes successfully.
We then rejoin the domain network. However, when we do "Get-ExchangeServer" command in Powershell on the Exchange Server the new Edge Server does not show up. Also when we do "Get-ExchangeServer"
command in Powershell in the Edge Server only the Edge Server shows up in the list.
I have installed Office 2016 on all my organisation's PCs and one colleague keeps receiving the above message every time she opens Outlook.  I've done following steps but the problem is not fixed.

-Office 2010, 2016 uninstall→Delete with EasyFix tool → Office 2010, Office 2016 install
-Delete Office 2010(Confirmed with only Office 2016)
-Recreate Office profile
We have a customer with a very small network, 1 x Server 2012 R2 server and 3 pc's. Everything has been fine up till this last couple or 3 weeks. All the PC's (1year old) lose DNS resolution but not all at the same time but within a few minutes of each other. So when running an nslookup it does not resolve either internal pc's names, internal domain name or internet lookups. Although if you do any of the following it works immediately:

Removing the network card and reinstall
Unplug the network cable
A reboot
Replace the network switch.

This will work for a while, maybe a day or less then we are back to square one. The Server NEVER has this issue and there is no information that indicates an issue in the logs. We have Server monitoring and we never see the server dropping either for a short while or longer.

Any Thoughts?

Disable Automatic Reboot After Updates Installation

I want to inform you that Windows 10 and 2016 receives updates very often. About once a week it gets important fixes and patches requiring a system reboot to be installed. By default Windows 10 and 2016 is configured to reboot automatically for the installation of important updates. But this can cause inconveniences to you.

However, you can disable automatic reboot after updates installation via Windows Update settings, TaskScheduler, Group Policy and Registry Editor.

  • How to turn off auto-reboot in Settings App

This method allows you to choose time when you don’t want your PC to be rebooted in any case. But nevertheless your PC will be able to reboot to install updates when active hours end.

      1. Go to Settings.
      2. Click on Update and security.
      3. Click on Active Hours and specify when you don’t want your PC to reboot.
      4. If the restart has already been planned, you can also click on Restart Options and modify the restart time and postpone updates installation.

  • How to disable off automatic reboot using the Task Scheduler

One more way to disable auto-restart after installing updates is to disable the task in the Task Scheduler:

      1. Launch the Task Scheduler.
      2. Go to Task Scheduler Library/Microsoft/Windows/Update Orchestrator.
      3. Right-click on the task named Reboot.
      4. Select Disable.

  • How to disable automatic restart for installation of updates using the Group Policy
I use a Windows 7 Pro ISO which has been built with updates all the way up to May 2016 so I can roll updates out all together which saved a lot of time when rebuilding PCs.

There is one machine where the BIOS simply ignores the fact that there is a bootable disc inserted. Other discs work, even a base Windows 7 Pro SP1 ISO works, but the drivers on the disc aren't compatible with the board or USBs so the keyboard and mouse do not work. Windows 10 discs are also seen but Windows 7 Pro is needed in this case. I've checked BIOS settings and even disabled boot from HDD and NIC and nothing seems to have worked.
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Looking for a article that give a understanding in the main hardware of a computer (processor i5/i7-hard drive sata/ssd) so I can make the right choice type of computers to buy depending on its use.

For example I need now a computer for a client that uses heavy outlook downloading from multiple accounts total around hundred emails per day. QB thy have on their server 75 company files and the users switch consently between files heavy printing and scanning and other light applications I was planing to go with a i5 but wondering if will be enough.
Had Win 7 Dell original install & activate of Off 2013...about 5 years ago...PC getting old so got new PC...

Installed Off 2013 on new PC...2ed activation...about 10 days later the PC died...would not boot...took it back to Micro Center
and they swapped out the bad PC for another PC...same model...

Trying to install Off 2013 on the new PC....3ed activation and it won't activate...says too many activations...

Try to activate by phone and says Office 2013 no longer supports phone activation...

Is there anything I can do to install and activate Office Home & Student 2013...???

I am able to log in to a PC with the Admin account.  The PC name on the PC dropdown list is WS-19.  But when I log in, I check the PC name and it is WS-3.  How can I correct this?  Both PCs have different IP addresses,  the DNS Host record match the PC names to the correct IP address.

I have no Idea what could be causing this, should I un-join WS-19 and add it back to the domain?

I would like to listen to MP3 and FLAC files on my iPhone.
How can I copy them from my PC to my iPhone?
I used to be able to use remopte desktop to get from our school server to the individual PCs. Because of PC lab reconfiguration I reinstalled Windows 7 Pro 32 bit on most of the computers and now I cannot access them. I turned on Remote desktop like I did in the past and changed the power setting to never go to sleep. I also checked the firewall setting and compared them to the settings of PCs that did not get a reinstallation of Windows. They are identical. I checked the services and they are also the same as the PCs I can remote to. What might I be missing? What should I be looking for? Remote access is critical to managing this network and these PCs.

The server is Windows Server 2008 R2.
Thank you!

My spouse had installed web watcher in my PC. I want to uninstall it. How do I do it
My primary computer is in the shop.

My backup PC won't send email although I have spent 8 hours trying to get it to work.

No error messages. It just moves the current message to the OUTBOX where it remains.



When I try to login to to Google on my PC using ANY of the latest browsers (Chrome, Firefox, Opera etc) I am able to enter my username but when I press the "NEXT" button nothing happens.  I added a screenshot of the page that I am stuck on here:  http://i.imgur.com/zMpNrFM.jpg and the link I am stuck on is below.    The link that i am stuck on is https://accounts.google.com/signin/v2/identifier?hl=en&%3B&flowName=GlifWebSignIn&flowEntry=ServiceLogin

If I use an old Safari browser that is unsupported or I add a Script Blocker to one of the new browsers (like NoScrip) then I get the old Google V1 Login page and I can login with no problems. See image: http://i.imgur.com/A9YlIYy.jpg

Can someone help me figure out how to fix this issue?


David S.
hi experts,

 i have a user that got a new computer and i need to transfer his office 365 from his old to his new computer. How do I go about that?
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I am trying to set up my Echo on a different wifi network.  I have a Windows 10 PC and have the Amazon app installed on it.  I had no trouble at all in setting up the Echo when I first received it.  Now I am at a different location with a different wifi network.  To access the wifi, I need to click on the wifi icon on the system bar or task bar on the PC.  Now I find that the wifi icon has disappeared from the task bar and I can find no way to view the available wifi networks at this location.  I Googled this and find that others have also had the wifi icon disappear from their desktop.  What can I do to restore the wifi icon on my PC and gain access to the available networks in this area?  Thanks for any help!
I've embedded a Google Calendar into our web site.  It works beautifully on a PC, but doesn't display fully, and you can't adjust it, on a Iphone.  What changes to the following code would I have to make?

<iframe src="https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=p5vrv1koi1c3fmpui8317jp76s%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Chicago" style="border: 0" width="1300" height="700" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
Hi guys, we a small remote site with a PC and printer there, we have a firewall there just for the VPN for Printing. Is there anyway we can set this up to work without needing vpn?
I have some older win 7 PCs that would be perfect for "thin clients"

I have installed fresh Windows 10 Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.413)

When I setup user in "ASSIGNED ACCESS" mode for Microsoft Remote Desktop app - the app gets stuck on "Connecting...."
Otherwise all seems to be working properly.

When the same user account is removed from "assigned access" mode - the Microsoft Remote Desktop app works fine and connects without any issues.

Any ideas how to fix this - or maybe there is a better solution to turn those PC's into "thin Client"
Since the last round of updates on our Windows 2008 R2 DC, we're having an odd intermittent issue with Remote Desktop on local PCs. This occurs with both Windows 7 and Windows 10.

The error users receive says this: "Other User. To sign in remotely, you need the right to sign in through Remote Desktop Services. By Default, members of the Remote Desktop Users group have this right. If the group you're in doesn't have this right, or if the right has been removed from the Remote Desktop Users group, you need to be granted this right manually."

All our users have local Admin privileges on their local computers, which in the past has always been adequate to permit Remote Desktop access.

Adding the user to the local PC Remote Desktop Users group does solve the issue. But we don't understand why this is necessary, or why it suddenly becomes necessary after working fine for years with the user only in the local Administrators group.
We just cutover from our old file server to a new one that contains a number of shares. The larger issue we've run into is that all of the user folders are in a share \\server\users\username which contains their Documents, Favorites and Desktop. We got the drives to map correctly to the new server but if a user is in Windows Explorer and clicks on Documents or Desktop on the left side, it's still pointing at the old server. I have tried to change the location of the Documents folder to point to the new server but I get an error that it can't be used because it's not indexed.

A couple of other users are having issues on other PCs with their desktop not displaying correctly. If they scan or try to save something to their desktop, it will either give them an error that their is not enough quota to process the command or it will save it but not show up on the desktop. If they got through their User share folder browse to the desktop, it will show up.

Almost all of the PCs are Windows 7 with a couple of Windows 10 mixed in.

Sorry for the rambling post but I'm wondering what the best way to resolve these issues are. Thanks!





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A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer time-sharing models that allowed systems to be used by many people, usually at the same time. Personal computers may be connected to a local area network (LAN), either by a cable or a wireless connection, and through that to the Internet. A personal computer may be a laptop computer or a desktop computer running an operating system such as Windows, Linux or Macintosh OS.