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.

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this customer has installed himself a win server 2016 in a HP Proliant ML10 GEN9   inten XEON 8 gb RAM  
I find it slow in general compared with other servers and when turning it of takes too long

What can I do here ?
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What are the steps to create power management settings within Server 2016 for Windows 10 client computers?
Context for my lack of knowledge:
I wasn't formally trained in sysadmin work, but have learned on the job for years now. I work at a shop that has never done imaging the 'approved' way, as no sysprep was ever used for any of hundreds of PCs, and OEM media/install was the image source. (No issues from that BTW... But also no Win 10 in domain yet either...)  TL;DR- I'm used to just PXE booting to K2000, and grabbing an image with an easy GUI, so I know next to zero about cmd line imaging tools like imageX or DISM.

However, after some shifts in staff, I'm now the lead and want to do things as 'right' as is possible.  I am tasked with deploying numerous identical tablets, and all of the tutorials/videos/examples shown here an elsewhere on the web don't really apply to my situation.  Leaving me very confused about the proper method to accomplish this task.  Plus, I want to make sure that we acquire the knowledge to apply 'best practice' imaging techniques wherever possible from here forward, as I'm convinced Win10 will not image correctly or play nice in our domain if not sysprepped.

Before anyone asks: Yes, we have a 10 Pro VLK.  But, we must retain the preinstalled OEM 10 Pro key already on the tablets.

Tablet imaging requirements:
  • Retain OEM key
  • Retain all user config (wallpapaer, colors, lock screen, no OS sounds, desktop shortcuts, etc.)
  • Capture & Deploy via USB with free windows tools (We have a Kace, but no PXE capable adapters for the tablets)
We have tried to update our version 1511 laptops to version 1703, and even the new fall version.  Once the computer restarts it immediately goes to the advanced startup options page.  Our only choices are troubleshoot or turn off this PC.  Troubleshooting does nothing to get this update installed.  Shutdown takes the computer back to version 1511.  
Methods we have tried to update the laptops:
1.  Download and install windows update assistant.
2.  Download and run Windows10Upgrade9252,exe
3.  Windows updates, both through the Internet and WSUS server.
Where within Server 2016 Group Policy do I need to go to create a group Policy to display the Computer, User's Files, Recycle Bin, & Network icons on Windows 10 client computer's desktops?

These are settings that can be set within the "Themes and Related settings" Desktop icon settings within Windows 10 (see below):


I have a Windows 10 Pro 64 bit machine that's just had the fall creators update installed, and, it has the latest Office 2016 on, but, every time I click on a .html attachment in an email and select open, it takes me to the "open with" list, but, regardless of what I choose, and whether I select remember, it always just goes back to the same list.

I've tried quick repair, long repair, reinstalled office, downgraded to an older version, updated windows 10, reset internet explorer, but still nothing.

If I download the file to the desktop then I can open it just fine with any browser and it even remembers the choice I made.

I think it's a bug in MS Office.

Does anyone have any ideas?

I tried messing with the registry setting for .html extensions, but, still, no avail.

Selecting the default app from the Settings app or going to the file types list doesn't render any results either.

Any thoughts?
This is a compatibility problem for the following: from (CompatData_2017_10_19_17_59_36_3_006f0018.xml)

</DriverPackages><Programs><Program Name="Symantec Endpoint Protection" Id="" IconId="ccsvchst.exe|46bb19fc74257b52"><CompatibilityInfo BlockingType="Hard" StatusDetail="UpgradeBlockUntilUpdate"/><Action Name="ManualUninstall" DisplayStyle="Text" ResolveState="NotRun"/></Program><Program Name="Norton Ghost 9.0" Id="" IconId="pqibrowser.exe|2915e7ddd13e5540"><CompatibilityInfo BlockingType="Hard" StatusDetail="UpgradeBlock"/><Action Name="ManualUninstall" DisplayStyle="Text" ResolveState="NotRun"/></Program><Program Name="Symantec Endpoint Protection" Id="" IconId="smc.exe|1e9b8848bf07acc1"><CompatibilityInfo BlockingType="Hard" StatusDetail="UpgradeBlockUntilUpdate"/><Action Name="ManualUninstall" DisplayStyle="Text" ResolveState="NotRun"/></Program></Programs></CompatReport>

Symantec Endpoint Protection & Norton Ghost 9.0 are not installed, I ran cleanup over file system& registry
didn't help it still fined two copies of Symantec Endpoint Protection and one for Norton Ghost 9.0

Need a way to clean this so I can upgrade.

My understanding of Domain computers is that they periodically need to be reconnected to a network with local access to the domain controller in order to sync and not run into the "no domain controllers available" issue.

In researching a related issues I discovered a few posts that throw this understanding into question.

Essentially, I have a client which is in an expansion period and has purchased Windows 10 Pro tablets to take when doing presentations etc. out of town. What I need to know is how long can these tablets continue to be used before the user will either see the above error or be unable to access network shares through their mobile VPN client?

Also, I'm assuming that in order for a new user to login they would of course need to be on the local network, but if multiple users have logged into the device previously will they all be able to log in or just the last user?
Hey guys, so a really "fun" problem.

I have a system at home that was previously on a domain at my last company.  When I left, and took the system with me, removed it from the domain and put a local account on (as admin).
Last night my wife was attempting to load something on my machine, typed my password wrong, 5 times... and locked the account out.

I have no idea how long the lockout duration is, or if I set the threshold.  My concern is from GP from the domain, the threshold is 0, and forcing admin to reset the account.
Which I no longer HAVE, and from the fact that I don't see any options to login as admin, I'm guessing my local admin account is disabled.

Is there ANY option I have to unlock my account and get back onto my system?

Safe mode, safe with command prompt, ANYTHING from usual channels doesn't work, as I have to log in first, and the sole account I have access to is locked.
We have a Cisco Nexus N5K-C5672UP switch with Cisco QSFP-40G-SR-BD= transceivers. The switch is configured to Ethernet mode.
We also have a Mellanox ConnectX3 Module (Part number = MCX354A-QCB_Ax) with the same QSFP-40G-SR-BD= transceivers in a server that connects using a OM3 LC-LC patch leads (less than 1 meter).

We cannot get the Mellanox on the server to fire up in Windows 10 or Linux CentOS. The switch shows the port to be disconnected as does the server.

The Mellanox firmware information is below:

-      PSID: mitac_FDR
-      PCI Device Name: mt4099_pci_cr0
-      Firmware = 2.40.5000

We have tried absolutely anything we can think of and have hit a brick wall. Not sure what else to try. On the switch I have enabled service unsupported-tranceiver just to eliminate this possibility but the switch does register it.

In Linux mode the strange thing is that even though the ports are showing as disconnected on both server and switch the IP address configured responds to ping. Windows doesn't respond at all.

Thanks for any help in advanced.
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What are the steps necessary to create a group policy to enable Remote Desktop on all Windows 10 client computers within a Server 2016 network?

I have a client that runs Win10Pro in a domain.

They have network drives for most files, and they have File History (VSS) turned on, so old versions of files can be restored if required.

However, the CEO also has a VeraCrypt archive that they access from a USB Drive by mapping on their Win10Pro laptop, but also using his home machine.  The VeraCrypt file is backed up to the office network each time he is in, so it appears to be fairly safe.

However, File Versions don't appear to be available on that mapped drive.


1) Can that be enabled on the mapped drive that is the VeraCrypt archive?  If so, how do we do that?

2) If so, would it create versions of the files on the drive elsewhere on the laptop hard disk, and if so, could they be stored on the mapped drive instead?  If not, can we control where they are stored at all?

3) Are there any specific risks of corruption or conflict in doing this?


I'm installing a new server (Win Server 2016 Std.)  and considering installing a Hyper-V machine as a Remote Desktop Server to host Quickbooks Enterprise 2018.  
I've called Intuit support to see if they have installation and configuration suggestions or documentation and found them to be be (predictably) unhelpful.  They claim that they no longer support Remote Desktop deployments for QB Enterprise and suggest signing up for their hosted service (which sounds remarkably like Remote Desktop!).
I don't want to waste company time and money on server setup and CALs only to find that it doesn't work.
Any current users/admins out there with recent experience that can comment, advise, endorse or dissuade on this topic?
Any input is appreciated.
Ken C.
I have an Asus N73S. Asus Instant On always pops up when my computer starts up, which is really annoying. I have to close it each time I boot my computer and the computer restarts and then loads Windows 10.

Is there any way to disable it from popping up, BUT not uninstall/remove the program?
A Windows 10 user has an intermittent problem where she is sometimes unable to print to any network printer.

I troubleshoot this issue by doing the following:

1. Confirming that this user's laptop is on the corporate Wi-Fi network that the network printers are connected to
2. Making sure that network discovery is enabled and then disabling and then re-enabling network discovery
3. Stopping and restarting the print spooler service
4. Disconnecting from and then reconnecting to the Wi-Fi network
5. Releasing & renewing the IP address, and then flushing and registering the DNS cache
6. Clearing temporary & temporary internet files

Restarting the user's laptop will usually fix this issue and the user is then able to print.

This laptop has all current Windows 10 & Office 2016 updates installed and has no detectable malware or viruses

However I'm trying to fix the underlying issue so that this issue will stop occurring. If this issue ever does occur I want to be able to fix it without having to restart the user's laptop.

What can be done to prevent this issue with the user not being able to print from her Windows 10 laptop?
disable windows 10 touchscreen gestures with registry addition
I am using DameWare version

What needs to be done so that when I remotely connect to remote computers these remote computers won't display the  DameWare "MRC Notification" message window (see below)?

Please provide me with the command line or power shell commands to enable & disable network discovery within Windows 10.
I haven't used my Surface Book for a week or two. Turned it on today, and the surface arc bluetooth mouse won't work.  I can't get anyone on the line at MS Support; and the canned advise doesn't work.  Any bluetooth experts out there who can give me a hand?

So, editing a few hours later.  The issue here is that ordinarily what one does is to open the services option, and go to the bluetooth page, then You click and the thing connects with your bluetooth item, in this case an arch surface mouse.  But unlike in the past two years, the two can't pair. So the mouse doesn't work.  This has worked fine for two or more years ago that I have had a Surface Book.  Something has changed.  What?
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I am getting the following error:

The CldFlt service failed to start due to the following error:
The request is not supported.

Log Name:      System
Source:        Service Control Manager
Date:          7/14/2017 9:01:59 PM
Event ID:      7000
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      DESKTOP-24F9JVP
The CldFlt service failed to start due to the following error:
The request is not supported.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
    <Provider Name="Service Control Manager" Guid="{555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}" EventSourceName="Service Control Manager" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">7000</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2017-07-15T03:01:59.832074900Z" />
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="816" ThreadID="940" />
    <Security />
    <Data Name="param1">CldFlt</Data>
    <Data Name="param2">%%50</Data>

How can we run a batch file on windows 10 computers with GPO.
We don't want it to run on Windows 7

I am trying to create a custom xml file to deploy to Windows 10 machines via GPO. I have been following the steps I have found online.
1-I customized my start menu and taskbar
2-I exported startlayout using Powershell and the Export Start-Layout cmdlet

When I open the xml that I have exported, there are no taskbar settings or info about the apps I pinned to my taskbar. I am trying to gather the  AUMID and the Desktop Application Link Path info for specific apps like Snipping Tool. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Hi everyone

I could really do with some help with a challenge I've set myself.

I am trying to create a new WIndows 10 "Gold" image with all our apps, settings etc.

I am trying to achieve this in Hyper-V on my laptop as I don't really have any other hardware availabe at the moment.

I am more or less familiar with the process of Sysprepping and capturing the image, but I have come across a problem that I can't figure out.

I want to install my apps etc from a shared folder on my laptop, however when I boot into Audit Mode to make the customizations, I cannot access the share.  I get the following error message:

<laptop> is not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

This user can't sign in because this account is currently disabled.

If I log in normally, I can access the share.

I can't use an external USB stick or drive as Hyper-V doesn't seem to recognize them.

I also suspect I'm going to have this problem when I come to using DISM to capture the image.

To avoid me tearing anymore hair out, is it possible to build a Windows 10 image in Client Hyper-V.

Sometimes when starting Microsoft Edge browser, it reverts to its original configuration and welcome screen.

All the favorites, customizations and configurations are erased and I must do all again.

I have not identified a specific circumstance when it happens. It is not related to Windows updates or any other system modification I can isolate. It happens randomly every few days.

I am running Microsoft Edge 40.15063.674.0, Microsoft EdgeHTML 15.15063, Windows 10 Pro version 1703 build 15063.674 in a Windows Server 2016 domain network. Besides the standard group policies, I have 3 drive mappings applied by the domain group police. Everything in pretty standard.

I am running Symantec Antivirus but I don´t believe this is an anti-virus software problem.

I have seen many posts related to missing favorites after upgrading to Windows 10 but this is not my case. This machine is Windows 10 from the beginning with a clear installation.

What could be the cause of this missing configuration? This doesn´t happen to the other browsers installed on the same machine.

Do you believe this could be a config sync problem?
i recently installed Thunderbird on my new setup windows 10-64bit
all is ok - except a couple of things :
1-   here you see a part of the adress book - well populated, after importing from old setup
but when i type an adress in an e-mail - it does not see the adresses; but it does see the adresses i did put in by typing an email adress
the same goes for the folder "verzamelde adressen" (now they are in the personal folder)
how can i make them see the adresses?

2-   in the following screenshot, you see an adress  - but i cannot copy the adress into my new mail
any solution how to get that working too

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.