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Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system featuring the "universal application architecture" (UAP); apps can be designed to run across multiple devices with nearly identical code, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens. Windows 10 also includes a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, voice-based search (Cortana), new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.

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I want to Migrate a file server in my Network without any Downtime from a Windows server 2012 to a  windows 2016 server in the same domain.  The reason is because i need to backup the file server on azure using the Azure file sync which is only currently supported on windows 2012 R2 and Windows 2016.
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Hello Everyone,
We have Windows 10 and Office 365 in our organisation.
sometimes Outlook stops to receive emails and on the bottom right shows it need password. However, when you click on it nothing happens.
The workaround is:
 1- disconnect account from "Access work or school"
 2- Clear credential manager from Control panel

but the problem is it happens again after couple of days and it is very frustrating to go through above steps again.
Any help is much appreciated.
How can I modify this script so that it pulls the BCC emails from a file, a text file for instance?

SubjectDate = InputBox("Date to be added to the subject:", "Enter date")
MailTo = "email1@gmail.com"
From = "mainemail@someprovider.com"
Subject = "This is a test " & SubjectDate
Body = "Hi, This is an VBScript to send email, Regards, User."
Username = "mainemail@someprovider.com"
Password = "passwordhere"
BCC = "email2@gmail.com"

Email MailTo, BCC, From, Subject, Body, Username, Password

Sub Email (MailTo, BCC, From, Subject, Body, Username, Password)
 Set objMessage = CreateObject("CDO.Message")
 With objMessage
  .Subject = Subject
  .From = From
  .To = MailTo
  .BCC = BCC
  .TextBody = Body
 End With
 With objMessage.Configuration.Fields
      .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2
      .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") = "smtp.mail.com"
      .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate") = 1
      .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername") = "mainemail@someprovider.com"
      .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword") = "passwordhere"
      .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport") = 25
      .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpusessl") = False
      .Item("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpconnectiontimeout") = 60
      End With

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Hello everyone,
In Windows 10. . . I need to remove the first 4 characters from about 250 file names.  They look like this: [ 005_this is a squirrel.jpg ].  I want it to read [ this is a squirrel.jpg ]

I can use CMD and I'm just starting with Powershell.

Thanks so much in advance.
Hi Expert,

I am currently learning Windows server 2012 on Hyper V on windows 10. I am getting "We can't sign you in with this credential because your domain isn't available." I am trying to login using the domain account(first time) on Windows 10 hyper v which have joined the domain. Below are the method I have tried.

- On Interactive logon: Number of previous logons to cache, set the value of “Do not cache logons” to 0.
- Set the DNS to on Windows
* On my Windows Server, I did an ipconfig/all and the DNS address is weird ::1 follow by below as alter dns address
* On my server manager the DNS and DHCP server are the same IP address
* Windows 10 client on Hyper-V not activated

Appreciate if any expert can advise me on.

Visual Studio 2015, SSDT, Report Authoring, Windows 10

I am having a very difficult time getting my VS2015 installation to include SSDT and Reporting Authoring Extension (for Fetxchxml).  I have tried suggestions from the web, Stack Overflow and downloaded several versions of SSDT and Report Authoring Extensions.  I have uninstalled versions that didnt work, rebooted and tried again.

I am thinking that if I can get the versions from someone where all three components are working on Windows, I should be able to get this working.  I have had this working on other laptops, older versions of VS and other operating systems.

My environment is:
Dell Latitude i7 | 64-bit processor | x64 processor
Windows 10  | Version 1803  |Build 17134.167
Visual Studio Professional 2015  | Version 14.0.25431.01 Update 3

As for SSDT, not having a lot of problems installing this; it is where I try to install the Report Authoring Extensions that I encounter problems.  I am able to get the RAE wizard to run (to failure) using the advice from this link: http://meganvwalker.com/creating-fetch-xml-reports-using-visual-studio/

When the RAE install fails it tells me that SSDT is not installed; I have tried many versions of SSDT, SSDT-BI, BIDS and Report Authoring starting with the VS2015 versions (and earlier versions).

I am just spinning my wheels.

Thank you.
Dear expert,

I have m3u file that I bought recently to watch TV channels on my laptop.
The only open and TV channels play with no issue but I am wondering why I have to load the file each time I open VLC and how can I add some channels to favorite section please.

I have tried a lot before creating this post. Is there another professional app for m3u can allow me to add some channels to favorite section please?
I lost a link some years back that shows how we can launch IE so that it
re-opens the last tabs : got a new laptop in a new place so would like to
set this up.

I don't have admin privilege on the Win 10 laptop
We require a Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) server without Active Directory in the environment. We have around 5 users.

Is this a supported configuration by Microsoft? I am not able to find anything online.

What issues if any will I encounter with this RDSH setup without AD?

i have three session hosts servrr with one rds license
if ihave a remote app on server 1 and other one in server 2
and i have a user that want to connect to both applixation in same time do i have to get two lic per user ? or one is ok ?
my license is per user
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Below are the steps I do to find out what Windows 10 Pro product key machines have
  ** I know I do NOT need to keep track of the key since it is in BIOS, but I just like to know what key I am using

Does the below really get the correct product key ?

 1. login to Windows 10 Pro PC
 2. open CMD in AdminMode
 3. run below
        ** wmic path SoftwareLicensingService get OA3xOriginalProductKey
I had selected 2 pictures from pictures folder to be used as background. I do not wish to keep them as background. In another word I wanted to delete them from the location in which they are stored at. The problem is they do not show up in the default location for the background. See screen captures. How do I go about deleting them? The 2 pictures are 1.The Water Falls and 2.The Red Rose.

Thank you.

How do I add more tiles to the satrt screen? Where do I look for more tiles?
Hi guys,

I use https link to mapdrive few remote users.
But whenever computer restarts, it keeps on asking for credentials to re enter. Tried remembering my credentials, in mapdrive, still did not work.  
Tried cmd batch files with persistent command. Still it remembers the mapdrive, but keep on asking credentials .

Is there anything I need to change in IE settings to make it work ? Or any other ideas ??
Hello, I have a Windows 2012 Essentials server (AD, DNS and DHCP). I installed a new Windows 2016 Standard and promoted it to AD. I am having all sorts of weird issues. For example, I am getting no SYSVOL and NETDOMAIN folder on the new server post promotion of 2016. I tried doing the auto and non-auth DFSR sync but with no luck.

Are there any known issues between 2012 Esse and 2016 Std? Should I do the 2012 Esse to Std upgrade? I have an OVL for it. I am just afraid to do anything with the old server as its unreliable.

Here is my DCDIAG output:
Directory Server Diagnosis

Performing initial setup:
   Trying to find home server...
   Home Server = NEW-SERVER
   * Identified AD Forest.
   Done gathering initial info.

Doing initial required tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\NEW-SERVER
      Starting test: Connectivity
         ......................... NEW-SERVER passed test Connectivity

Doing primary tests

   Testing server: Default-First-Site-Name\NEW-SERVER
      Starting test: Advertising
         Warning: DsGetDcName returned information for \\Old-server.DOMAIN.local, when we were trying to reach
         ......................... NEW-SERVER failed test Advertising
      Starting test: FrsEvent
         ......................... NEW-SERVER passed test FrsEvent
      Starting test: DFSREvent
         There are warning or error events …
I remember that Windows Vista or Windows 7 used to have a way where a user could request or establish a remote support session with tech using a feature built into Windows where the remote tech could actually interact with the user's session while the user watches and the wasn't limited to viewing a locked computer screen.

Is this still available in Windows 10?

If so how can this be done?
Does Microsoft SCCM 2016 have a built-in remote support feature where a tech can remotely connect to and interact with a client's Windows 10 computer?
We have one user who keeps getting locked out of her account when trying to login to her computer.  She can come in at the start of her shift, and she is locked out on her first try.  The IT staff will unlock her, then a few hours later, we get a call from her that she is locked out again.  We have rebuilt her profile on the local machine, still have the problem.  We switched her to another machine, and she is still getting locked out.  Over that last few weeks, we have tried having her call us before she logs in to check if she is locked out before she logs in.  She is locked out and a few times, she isn't locked out, but then a few hours later, she is locked out.  Changed her password, locked out using the new password after one try.  I have also reinstalled Windows 10 and reinstalled all programs and files she needs on the off chance there is a program trying to login for her under an old password.  This also did not fix the problem.  We have checked event viewer and don't see under her username.  We have also tried logging in for her using her credentials while she is standing there, and she will be locked out.  This doesn't happen all of the time, but more likely than not it happens.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Is there a way to convert .xls to .csv?
if yes, how can this be done in an automated way?
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We use Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drives for backing up our data on our systems each month.

These systems we backup data for would include Windows 10 Pro, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003, all systems are using BIOS.

The Seagate STDR5000200 external hard drive we have contains every piece of data for our business such as databases and Microsoft office files.

We prefer to keep our external backup drive portable so that we can bring our external drives offsite.

This drive is replaced each month at a time by another drive which contains backup data where we switch between two drives each month backing up our systems.

These external hard drives are formatted as NTFS.

These drives are recognised by all our PCs.

We have had a problem with these Seagate external hard drives where, if we have a backup running and the power of our PC goes off, the drive becomes corrupt and we lose our data.

This has happened with our Seagate drives more than once.

What would be the best external hard drive to use for backup of our system's data that is fail safe and portable?

We've long used WinMail.exe on a Windows server 2008 to process outgoing emails from an app hosted on that machine.  The beauty of WinMail.exe is that it runs as a service, or more precisely, it doesn't have to be actually OPEN and running on the server all the time.

We're now migrating to Windows Server 2016, and do not see any references to WinMail.exe there.  Can someone suggest an alternative?  Mozilla Thunderbird has been recommended to us, but we're not sure if it can run in the background.

Hello everyone and thank you as always in advance for your insights, etc. Much appreciated.
Situation: We have a FFL/DFL at 2008 R2 with two 2008 R2 DC in place. We are moving to two new 2016 DC shortly and once all DC's are 2016 (we are decommissioning the two 2008R2 once the two 2016 are okay). I was going to raise our FFL/DFL to 2016, but cannot do it since our virtual environment (VMware 6.0) will not work , is not supported, with FFL/DFL 2016 because of this https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2071592 so I can only go to 2012R2. So the question is how does one raise the FFL/DFL from 2008R2 to 2012R2? Also is that process different from raising the FFL/DFL from 2008R2 to 2016 (just curious)? And does it make a difference that we have 2016 DC, but are only going to 2012R2 on the FFL/DFL (I am assuming that is okay). Finally, what rollback features are available in our scenario --> 2 x 2016 DC, 2008 R2 FFL and DFL that has been raised to 2012 R2 FFL and DFL? Cheers :-)
Setup Office 365 tenant. Got AD Sync working. Setup myemaildomain.co.uk.

Email in and out works.

Have used ADSIEdit to add proxyaddresses. Set my PRIMARY in capitals and this is reflected in the O365 user properties.

However, everytime we send an email.. it is xxx@xxx.onmicrosoft.com

I cannot seem to change it as it is reflected as xxx@myemaildomain.co.uk is the primary reply email address. And of course I can only amend local domain as this is an AD Connect setup.

scenario. Username AA, BB, CC. Domain @sausages.co,uk

UPN AA@sausages.onmicrosoft.com
I want AANAME@sausages.co.uk to be my reply.

No matter what I do, I get aa@sausages.onmicrosoft.com Even tried adding new UPN suffixes in Domains and Trusts.

Can you please advise?

Many thanks in advance

Minimum password length requirement not applied.
In a 2003 domain level, with windows 7 and windows 10 clients.
I have adjusted the default domain policy, that is linked to the domain, not an OU.
The minimum requirement is 7 characters, but when I require the user to change password at login they can enter 1 digit.

The GPO is applied, and Group Policy results confirms the value is 7, but still we can change with just 1 digit.
I have verified with another costumer, running newer servers that the GPO is correct.
I have also checked the other applied GPO`s to make sure they do not interfere with the password policy.
I am trying to add an exchange profile to Microsoft Office 2016 (windows 10). It picks up the email address, however, when it is authenticating it asks for the credentials, but does not accept them and pops straight back up.

So far i have tried; both repairs for office, autodiscover reg keys, checking autodiscover on dns host, Adding a Disable WAM keys, uninstalling office, removing from domain, windows updates.

I have managed to add the profile to Windows 10 Mail and it works.

Windows 10





Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system featuring the "universal application architecture" (UAP); apps can be designed to run across multiple devices with nearly identical code, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, embedded systems, Xbox One, Surface Hub and HoloLens. Windows 10 also includes a virtual desktop system, a window and desktop management feature called Task View, the Microsoft Edge web browser, support for fingerprint and face recognition login, voice-based search (Cortana), new security features for enterprise environments, and DirectX 12 and WDDM 2.0 to improve the operating system's graphics capabilities for games.