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Hyper-V running on a Win10 Pro PC. Host and VM share the same NIC.  Recently RDP stopped working to the VM.  After someone tries to RDP in I have to force "Turn Off" the VM in the Hyper-V Management Console and then it allows me to connect via Hyper-V Manager until someone tries to RDP in to the VM again.  VM locks up and have to "Turn Off" again.  Tried removing and recreating the virtual switch and when I didn't that the VM allowed me to connect via HV Manager without having to hard power off.  I've poked around the network settings on the VM and host and haven't been able to figure out what might be causing this lock up.  Nothing jumps out at me from Eventvwr.  

Anyone heard of something like this?
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Dear Experts,

I have a user who has two printers added into her PC both are Canon.

I check the print server, the other printer is not shared out.

One has the Canon iR-ADV C5550/5560 UFR II on servername

The other is Canon iR-ADV C5550/5560 UFR II on servername.domain.com.sg

How do I remove the second one
My customer has two samsung printers: Samsung SCX-4833FR and Samsung SL-M3375FD.

The machines are also used as faxes.

I installed Samsung Network PC Fax for the printer server and a local PC.

But somehow the PC is unable to send a fax using MS Word?

IS there such thing as installing drivers locally on PC and assign to the printer IP address or to IP address_1?
Hi Expert,

I am having a weird issue on my pc that I am unable to figure out but suspect graphics card or motherboard issue, having run diagnostics and no issue are found. This started just after 8 months. Below is the symptom.

- pc monitor sometime will flicker once
- lost display after trying to wake up from sleep mode
- sudden hang and having "er" sound for 2 seconds then back to normal

I am using graphics card Gforce GTX 1080 and motherboard ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming on windows 10 pro.

Below are the things I have tried.

- change monitor and HDMI port and cable still the same.
- Install the latest graphics and BIOS drivers from the official website.
- Windows 10 and other drivers all at the latest.
- Take out the graphics card and re-sat back.
- The monitor refresh rate on 60hz

one of our clients needs a new server, they currently have a SBS2011 box (which is their DC) which manages a 2012 terminal server.  we are replacing their SBS2011 and replacing it with 2019 server as the new DC.  is it a case of removing it from one domain and adding it to another like a PC or is there more to it?
I have been battling with RDP and SSL issues for awhile and need some outside help.

I have a domain with a Remote Desktop Server running Server 2016.
I have an SSL with main website.com, ad.website.com, servername.ad.website.com, and a few others on it.
The windows domain is a .local as it has been carried over for years and was setup by a novice.

This SSL is installed on the RDS server for each of the RDS roles.

When I try to connect to the RD server from a PC on the domain I get "Your computer can't connect to the remote computer because the Remote Desktop Gateway server address requested and the certificate subject name do not match. Contact your network administrator for assistance."

So my question is, is there something I am missing that can get me by without having to rename the domain or is that the only route?
I have a number of users that will often use different PCs throughout their work week.  Many of them lock the PC they're using when they're done with it as opposed to logging off.  I've seen user sessions that have been logged into a PC for nearly a week.

This occupies resources on the PC that could be used by the person currently logged into the computer.  It also causes multiple bad password attempts from those workstations if a user changes their password on another PC.  The result in that case can be multiple lockouts of that person's account.

Is there a way to auto log off Disconnected sessions of local users?  To be clear, I know there is a group policy option to log off remotely connected users located at Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Session Time Limits > Set time limit for disconnected sessions.  I've tested this though and it does not seem to affect sessions that were logged on locally.
I am trying to run a powershell script that runs via sccm task sequencer via "task sequence media" option.
The goal is to recieve user input right after the os installation to change computer name since the step after that is to add that computer to the domain.

After i create the media (USB), i run it and when it reaches the script part i get an error :
if i disable this step , everything else works fine, including adding the pc to the domain - only it recives random name.
I have a user who is having a issue where his user profile isnt writing back to the server. Rather than fix the issue, I would like him to just have a local profile that doesnt roam.

When I do this I dont want to loose his desktop and printers etc that he currently has.

The user is currently logged into the PC with the roaomig profile.

How do I convert him to a local profile with as little disruption as possible and no profile data loss?
Question - we just purchased a new Dell gaming PC with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB video card. We have a 27" Dell Monitor as well. We have a similar PC at another office, using dual monitors. The resolution  on the first PC is 1920x1080 (which is the "recommended" resolution in Windows) at the other office with the dual monitor, the resolution is 2560x1440. Is this high resolution because of the dual monitors? The connection I have from the monitor to PC is HDMI.
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How can I user Microsoft Flow to copy a spreadsheet from SharePoint to a shared drive on my PC?
anyone have access to vnopn software for thin clients?

our school got this donated with vnopn but the main server keep freezing and we want to try reloading the vnopn....

this is some chinese software....

please see attached pic  vnopn

I have recently put in a new Dell PowerEdge T340 running 2 Hyper V VM's. One DC & one RDP, both Server 2019.

Since installing the network has slowed down dramatically.  Before they were peer to peer with 1 PC having the sales program they use.

I have searched and done all the usual stuff, VMQ off, static IP's etc but its not getting any better.

Can anyone suggest anything else to try?

We have rolled out .Net applications to the business in the past and we are looking to uninstall them from every PC.

Is there a way to uninstall .Net Applications and remove all remnants using powershell.

The .Net applications sit under the users local profile, in a unique folder location.
EG: \AppData\Local\Apps\2.0\JY18J8NH.QBT\XJJVCJVAGLDO\wasa..tion_c0eee0d5a63f6a5c_0001.0090_60cd514b981ffa96

Powershell Enter-PSSession no longer working. Recently I started using the PowerShell command Enter-PSSession to run several commands on some remote PCs.

My workstation runs Windows 10 Pro, and the target computers all run windows 7 Pro this is in a domain environment and I'm doing this with admin credentials. It worked at first, but recently I've started getting an error whenever I try to run the Enter-PSSession command as shown in the attached screenshot.
screenshot of errorother users with the same permissions as myself do not get this message and are able to use Enter-PSSession without trouble.

Is it possible to somehow reset my PowerShell preferences/settings back to default and remove any extra modules I may have installed that could have caused this?
I've seen a number of workarounds for router to router VPNs but not when it's a software SSL VPN client.  Also, I have no control of the router on the SSL client end and don't expect to.  In some case I might be able to get routing and NATs setup not all, so that's a show stopper. A solution would be greatly appreciated.

We have a HP Compaq dx2400 Microtower PC.

1. Which is the best power supply to buy for this PC?
2. Where would be the best place to get this power supply?

I use this update query daily. However, i need it to function differently.

Currently table QREVALUE is populated with QREVALUETMMKVEH. However, I do NOT need to copy the blank fields also. If QREVALUETMMKVEH is populated with a different laptop then I run the risk of copying some blank fields over top of good populated fields that were updated from a different PC.

Does that make sense?

QREVALUE.ProblemDescription = QREVALUETMMKVEH.ProblemDescription, 
QREVALUE.InterimAction = QREVALUETMMKVEH.InterimAction, 
QREVALUE.QualitAlertNumber = QREVALUETMMKVEH.QualitAlertNumber, 
QREVALUE.SortedQuantity = QREVALUETMMKVEH.SortedQuantity, 
QREVALUE.[SortCompletion Date] = QREVALUETMMKVEH.[SortCompletion Date], 
QREVALUE.OccurenceNoticeDate = QREVALUETMMKVEH.OccurenceNoticeDate, 
QREVALUE.PartsShippedDate = QREVALUETMMKVEH.PartsShippedDate, 
QREVALUE.ShipmentTracking = QREVALUETMMKVEH.ShipmentTracking, 

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one of the applications doesn´t work on Windows 10.
With langtest.exe we got info that
the error  giving the problem is "An Item with the same key has alreasy been added."
1: Name: ´ja-JP" DisplayName ´Japanese (Japan)´EnglishName ´Japanese (Japan)´
2: Name: ´ja-JP" DisplayName ´Japanese (Japan)´EnglishName ´Japanese (Japan)´

How I can fix this manually on  this  pc and remove one  or both of those keys?
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I have a Lenovo P520c with 3 HD's and I want to RAID the drives. I have Intel Rapid Storage installed, I went into the UEFI and changed it from AHCI to RAID. How ever when I do that the PC wont boot and there is a warning on that setting stating changing it may cause it not to boot. My question is there a way I can get this RAID built out without blowing away the OS and rebuilding it?
Every so often (maybe once in 2 weeks), my home PC ignores my login attempt. It brings up the splash screen, pressing enter shows the password box, and it lets me enter the password. Then the screen goes black for a few seconds, and the PC comes back with the splash screen. Pressing enter, the password and enter again, then logs me in as it should.

When this happens, the PC gives no indication that my password might be incorrect, and it does not bring up the password hint on the second attempt. It never (yet) goes on to a 3rd attempt.

I am running Windows 10 Home, build 18362. The problem has been around since at least before the last upgrade.

This is not a real problem, but I'm intrigued why it should do this. Does anyone have any ideas?
I am having problems with my IIS settings on a PC that I am setting up for a client.  Several applications require IIS to be enabled, but it is not working properly.  Whenever these apps try to conncect via a browser, I get an error message that says the service in unavailable.  I think that the problem lies in the application pools.  I have reset Windows back to factory settings, but the problem still persists.  What else can I do?
I am looking at a PC which is failing upgrade from 1607 to 1803. This PC is managed by SCCM and we are not pushing feature upgrade package to 1803. How can i tell if this upgrade package is being downloaded from Microsoft store? We do not want PC in our network to download updates from Microsoft. I have seen this in 2 PCs in my environment out of  2000+ devices.
I have a windows 10 pc on my domain and I cannot connect to it using Remote Desktop connection
I can ping the machine via its ip address and computer name.
When I try to connect to it via remote desktop connection its as If the pc is turned off I can't connect.
I have it turned on the pc , Remote - allow remote connections to this computer and click users and gave the correct users but no joy
It will connect ok to Win7 pc , I have checked stuff on Domain policy etc and no joy.
Any ideas on what to check ?
Any help greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
Hi I would like some advice on how to reset my surface pro 4 and change setting to ensure I am full admin of my lap top and have no one controlling my pc from remote pc as I have concerns that my lap top is being monitered and controlled by someone in my home I have recently downloaded a programme called speccy and it shows that I am actually using a virtual pc I was unawear of this so when I have looked at my services and settings im not 100% but it looks to me like I am being monitored and controlled by someone else which is why I would be gratefull for some professional advice as I have very little understanding on this sort of thing my knowledge is basic but if it possible for someone to help me by checking some settings and giving me advice I would be very grateful
Can you let me know what these settings and services mean
Operating System
      Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
      Computer type: Virtual
      Installation Date: 29/07/2019 23:29:02
      Serial Number: (personal information removed)
            Windows Security Center
                  User Account Control (UAC)      Enabled
                  Notify level      2 - Default
                  Firewall      Enabled
            Windows Update
                  AutoUpdate      Not configured
            Windows Defender
                  Windows Defender      Enabled
                  Antivirus      Enabled
                  Display Name      Windows Defender
                  Virus Signature Database      Up to date
            .NET Frameworks installed
                  v4.8 Full
                  v4.8 Client
                  v3.5 SP1
                  v3.0 SP2
                  v2.0 SP2
            Internet Explorer
                  Version      11.356.18362.0
                  Version      …






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.