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Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.

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I am looking for some specific examples on how using a proper help desk/service desk application to handle service requests and incidents is a more efficient way of dealing with things than a general IT@ourcompany.com shared mailbox. We still offer both as ways to end users to log tickets with IT, but the shared mailbox is not linked to the service desk, it requires an officer in that team to manually create a ticket in the help desk/service desk which takes up time and things can become 'lost' shall we say. We are trying to stop users using the shared mailbox as a way of raising tickets but I could do with some key reasons why to help my case.
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Hi

I wanted to install an application on a windows 10 PC and when I install it says that “ This setup requires the .NetFramework 3.5 SP1 to be installed” and the installation gets aborted.

I downloaded the. NetFramework 3.5 SP1 from the link below
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=25150

When I install It says The following features cannot be installed.
.NET Framework 3.5(includes .Net2.0 and 3.0)

I get  and error code:0x800F0954 even after I reboot and try again. Please see the attached snapshot

Any help to get this resolved will be great.
Thanks in advance
Snap-of-.net-error.jpg
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I am no expert with Microsoft licensing scheme and will appreciate anyone that can shed some lights on this SQL server advertisement.  On eBay, I see an ad for "Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Standard with 32 Core License unlimited User CALs, New" and according to this ad it's a "Retail Core License with unlimited User CALs."

From my understanding, retail licenses are similar to volume licenses meaning that the software is not tied to the machine it's initially installed on.  However, I have never seen any MS retail products that comes with unlimited user CALs included.  Am I missing something?  Yes, I am aware that buying MS licenses via eBay are prone to pirates or fakes but the seller seems reputable with good solid ratings.  I will appreciate any insight from someone who is very familiar with the legality of this licensing scheme and can confirm if this product is legitimate or not.  If it is legitimate will I get some form of certificate included in the retail box stating that it is licensed with unlimited user CALs?

Please ....... I am not interested in general comments about this product and yes I am aware that my best bet is to contact the software vendor and ask about this or contact MS.   My questions are very specific in regards to the product above and I am looking for specific answers.  Thanks in advance.
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A while ago I made a change in the settings/preferences in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC.  Now, when I go to close a document it pops up with a dialog box asking what to do with the hidden information.  I don't want it to pop-up every time I close a document; it is so frustrating.  I changed something, but don't know what I have searched the Adobe forum and Google and cannot find a setting to change.
How to prevent this pop-up on SAVEPicPick-1514.png
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Is there an easy way on our network to see who is uploading a large file that is killing our internet speed?  Our ISP says that our connection is pegged because some device is uploading a large amount of data.  Is their a free software that can be used to see what IP address this is?  Network is windows 2012 environment.
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Hey everyone,

The office bought 17 new Dell Optiplex 5060's with Windows 10 Pro. I want to load the company software and run all the updates but I haven't done a large image project since ghosting disk to disk lol.

Could someone give me the steps they use (and software of choice) to create a bootable image of finished desktop that I can use on a USB. It would save a ton of time.

Thank you as always.
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I want to clone a MBR disk to GPT format.  AOMEI AOMEI Software says they can do it.  Has anyone done this and made it work? Did you run into any problems?  What software did you use?

My procedure will be to clone the ssd hard drive running Win7 on a Dell Optiplex 3010 mini-tower. I'll then take the clone and update that to Windows 10 on the Optiplex.  Then I'll clone that to another ssd in GPT format, change the bios parameters and see if I can run that.

Thanks,
Al
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Hi Experts,

I am looking for a web app where I can have clients place orders (free open-source if possible); apps solely for order entries.   Other obvious needs like what to do do with the data once saved by the clients or how to integrate that data to an accounting software ,is not the scope here, but if the info is available, it's ok.

If there is no such web apps solely for this types of need, then what would be you recommendation for developing said web apps? Like what development tools to use, what database, etc.

Thank u guys!
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Hello:

My SQL job was running successfully, until I added a second step with the query shown below to e-mail recipients with the data that is returned.

I have added "dbo" as the user for this step and, finally, I'm getting an explainable error message:

EXECUTE permission denied on object 'sp_send_dbmail',
database 'msdb', schema 'dbo'.

How do I fix this?  dbo is the owner of this role already.

What is the remedy for this error?

Thank you!

Software Engineer

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_send_dbmail  
    @profile_name = 'itemail',  
    @recipients = 'this e-mail address; that e-mail address',
    @query = N'select CUSTNMBR, sum(CASE WHEN RMDTYPAL NOT IN (7,8,9) AND
DOCDATE<= GETDATE() -120 THEN CURTRXAM
WHEN RMDTYPAL IN (7,8,9) AND DOCDATE>= GETDATE() -120 THEN ORTRXAMT * -1 ELSE 0 END) as AMOUNT1
from CEN..RM20101
group by CUSTNMBR
having sum(CASE WHEN RMDTYPAL NOT IN (7,8,9) AND DOCDATE<= GETDATE() -120 THEN CURTRXAM
WHEN RMDTYPAL IN (7,8,9) AND DOCDATE>= GETDATE() -120
THEN ORTRXAMT * -1 ELSE 0 END) > 0;',  
    @subject = '120 And Over',  
    @attach_query_result_as_file = 1;
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Hello,
I need to upgrade 2 of my PCs to Win10 and just want to check in with you Experts before I start, to make sure I do it correctly. Both are custom builds and all of the hardware on both systems are compatible with Win10. Also, for both systems, I have 1 SSD dedicated to the OS and programs only, while storing data files on several internal HDDs.

My questions are:
Do I just wipe the SSD clean, install Win10 and then reinstall software, or is there a way to only uninstall Win7,  install Win10 and keep the current software installed?

For one of the systems, I'm also upgrading the SSD from 250gb to 500gb so I'm assuming that for that one, I'll just replace the old SSD with the new larger one, install Win10 and install my software.

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!
Ana
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SUDDENLY when typing I am now getting upper case for the first word when typing. THIS is very frustrating and confusing. DID I change a setting? NO new software has been installed and the system is clean of virus and malware. ANY suggestion please. AS you can see each word starting a new sentence is capitalize.
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I found an EXTREMELY interesting video on YouTube. It is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnBRlXfYe18 if anyone cares. I would like to send it to a friend that does not have computers. Is it possible to download this video and put the file on a dvd for him? I do have Snagit that would probably do the job, but I have never captured a video this long before and don't know how successful I might be. Any ideas?
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Because the Win 8.1 did not start, even if I tried all kind of solutions, I arrived to Refresh your PC from blue troubleshooter boot screen as seen here:
https://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/6cde20/enable-boot-logging-in-windows-8/
I used the Win8.1 installation files on USB stick to do that refresh, which in the end solved the problem.
The main consequence is that I lost the list with the programs previous installed and of course their settings too.
1) What can I do now to recover those programs and their settings?
Is the only solution to use a dedicated recovery software that scans the SSD and tries to find the previous installed programs? If yes, what software do you recommend?
I have now on my desktop a .html file/list with Removed applications done by Windows during Refresh your PC time.
Program files folder are empty now.


2) The Windows folder is around 11GB now.
Is that normal?
What size should it be after new install?
Is 11GB size similar with a new installation or is it bigger because contains some files and settings from previous install?
But I have Windows.old folder. It is around 25GB.
I found next article:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17125/windows-8-restore-files-old-folder-upgrade
How would that help?
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Hi experts,

Previously I used SoftEther VPN to connect from home with my corporate network. That's because it works through the ISP firewall & Corperate firewall & no static public IP needed. Although I found SofthEther difficult to setup.

I am searching for a guide or software to setup a VPN between the network of my clients & my own network over the internet. What can you advise / recommend?
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Hi Folks! I have a need to get a software that will allow me to create PGP keys and encrypt/decrypt individual files. Years ago I used PGP Desktop for this. Can someone recommend a simple application that will allow me to do this using strong encryption strength (2048 bit keys and higher) ? I have a Windows 10 Pro desktop.
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What do you recommend for a help desk, on premise install, support ticket type software for a medium sized business?  
(For Windows based network and computers)
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I have a slightly cracked DVD that has data on it. How can I recover that data? Is there software that will read a DVD that is slightly cracked?
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Hi Experts

Could you point if it's possible to clone a repository  (Bitbucket  on my case) from master with a named way ?

What I mean is something like:

git pull origin master  (name)

Or the name is only possible to link a name when commiting (f.e.).

Thanks in advance!
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Hi:

As of two months ago, a Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 end user has experienced slow payables posting.  She is not aware of any changes, from two months ago.

She uses Citrix with local modified reports dictionaries located on the Citrix box.  The PJOURNAL job is running and is successfully removing these from the companies.  They reboot the SQL box, every night.  She is not the only user experiencing this issue and it is occurring in all companies.

Is there a "silver bullet" that will allow for speeding up the posting?

Thanks!

Software Engineer
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I appear to have a deep misunderstanding of how VFP cursors work

My code is littered with examples like this as the quickest way to establish the presence of a record meeting arbitrary conditions where a simple INDEXSEEK isn't appropriate

SELECT * FROM (ANYTABLE) WHERE (ANYCONDITION) INTO CURSOR 'JUNK'
IF RECCOUNT('JUNK')>0
      DO SOMETHING
ELSE
      DO SOMETHING_ELSE
ENDIF

This has worked for years.
Suddenly it doesn't.

I was so shocked, I assumed that either my data or my VFP installation had become corrupt.

I eliminated the former by trying it on various different tables from different sources

I eliminated the latter by first, thoroughly uninstalling all traces of VFP, then reinstalling it.

Then repeating the experiment on two other workstations where I had VFP installed.

The result is consistent.

What actually happens is that the Cursor is created with a filter matching (ANYCONDITION) and, if you're running this from a command line, for a few seconds you see the result you expect (eg 0 Records if you know that no records match the condition)  but then the status bar displays the name of the Cursor, its table of origin and the result count followed by RECCOUNT() of the original table (and now Cursor) (eg "Junk (path to table) Record 1/(RECCOUNT('ANYTABLE')") . The cursor is displaying the result count because it is now in a filter which matches ANYCONDITION.  But if I clear the filter (SET FILTER TO) what I have is a full copy of (ANYTABLE) …
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I have a purchased a license for gotomeeting.  I can set it to cloud record and have done this for a vide that was a half hour.  Is there a limit (space, time) for the cloud recording of an event with gotomeeting?
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Greetings all,

Since about 3-4 weeks ago, I have been encountering frequent File Explorer crashes, whenever performing normal copy, move, and/or rename file operations. For instance, 100% of the time, if I am moving files (a mix of documents, PDFs, zip files, etc.) from drive D: (internal SATA drive) to drive R: (an external eSATA RAID), it will crash some time after 2 GB (1000 files) have moved.

The error log is the same, every time.

Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 10.0.18362.449, time stamp: 0xd3046e6b
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.18362.418, time stamp: 0x99ca0526
Exception code: 0xc0000374
Fault offset: 0x00000000000f9269
Faulting process id: 0x2cc28
Faulting application start time: 0x01d5bea86d27cbea
Faulting application path: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe
Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
Report Id: 1d00ccbf-f927-49b7-8c48-4d1fffc16dea
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

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Observations
Apparently the crashes only occur when drive D: is involved; whether it involved moving, renaming, or just navigating folders. I seem to be able to do any number of file operations on other drives without encountering a crash. I not 100% on this theory because D: is my primary working drive. Most certainly, crashes are far more frequent on drive D:

What I have tried
(none helped)
- File Explorer > View > Options > Change Folder and search options > Privacy >Clear File Explorer History
- Turned off thumbnails
- Uninstall Open-Shell (version 4.4.138) (I dearly miss this plug-in - thank goodness it wasn't the cause).
- Drive scan and repair - no faults found
- Comprehensive virus scan
- Ccleaner Pro comprehensive clean up

Finally, I attempted (and failed) to re-register ntdll.dll, as per someone's suggestion. The error: "The module "ntdll" was loaded but the entry-point DLLUnregisterServer was not found."

More details
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Using Affinity Publisher1.7.3  for Mac, I cannot locate the 'Transform Panel to modify the size of Calendar Creator document which is 40 inches high by 36 inches wide. Why that big? - I don't know. I cannot resize this document by the corner handles, as they are 'X' symbols and do not respond to click-and-drag efforts.

I have no idea how to access the Transform Panel - or maybe I am using the wrong approach?

In any event, my goal is to reduce the image size to 8-1/2" high by   11" wide.

Assuming the 'Transform Panel' is the correct approach, how do I make it available on the desktop?
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Ok, once again I can't find a way to get to my software. I log in under my name, and I select benefits or whatever it is, and I get a road block sign. No matter what I click on, it takes me in circles.

Does Microsoft try to make it difficult. I have to admit the home page is much better, but then it is the same old Microsoft hiding it as best they can.

I make a shortcut every time, but it just continues to be difficult.
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Need Facial Recognition for thousands of family photos

I have tens of thousands of family photos and need a Facial Recognition solution to help me organize them and access them by person.

I recall Picassa was pretty good, but hear it's been replaced by Google Photos.

Is I use Google Photos, do the photos remain on my disk? (I prefer that).

What other tools should I consider besides Google?

Lastly, I also hear that if you "invested" energy into Picassa by training it to recognize people, that work is deprecated and no longer usable from Google Photos. Is that true?

Can I adhere to a standard and protect myself from Google making another change and leaving all the training I expect to do in the dust?

Thanks.
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Software is any set of instructions that directs a computer to perform specific tasks or operations. Computer software consists of programs, libraries and related non-executable data (such as documentation). Computer software is non-tangible, contrasted with computer hardware, which is the physical component of computers. Software written in a machine language is known as "machine code". However, in practice, software is usually written in high-level programming languages than machine language. High-level languages are translated into machine language using a compiler or interpreter or a combination of the two.