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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So I didn't select a Desktop Experience while installing Server Standard 2016.   And looks like it installed a Core Edition.  Just a CMD command line.  
Does is mean no Desktop Experience is a Core Experience?
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First time asking a question.
Basically im having an issue at my school district. I have many Vlans that are internal "Same Building". My DFS Servers are on Vlan 5 "IP 10.0.0.0/21", and i setup the teachers to use Vlan 10 "Ip 11.1.0.0/19". They do connect to the dfs server but it is very slow. If i try to \\DFS\DFS it take upwards of 10 minutes to prompt me for a username or password. But if i \\IPAddress it will instantly pop up.
From Vlan 10 i can ping, remote desktop and everything inbetween to vlan 5. DFS is the only thing struggling.
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Hello People,

when a user goes to the lock screen in windows 10 they should see an option that says 'reset password'.

this does not show on any of the windows 10 domain PC's. why would this be?

whenever a user says they want to reset the password i do it through active directory for them. i know that users can go into user accounts and start doing things in there but almost all users do not have access to this location and is far more difficult for a general user than going to a button which says 'reset password'.

where has it gone - i have only just noticed this issue but could have been present for a long time?

Peggiegreg
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Hi, since applying the latest Windows 10 update I keep getting 'COM Surrogate has stopped working' error messages!? Any ideas why and how to fix this? Thanks!
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The first time I began using Windows 10 on my Laptop, I've noticed that there is a lot of CPU activity the first minutes after the system's startup ...


The Windows Task Manager shows me that this CPU activity is caused by my Sophos Antivirus !

And I was asking my self, why my Antivirus is using CPU like that ? I guess he is doing his job, by scanning for viruses or other threats ...


But, I was wondering, why it do that each time I start Windows ?


So, I decided to use Windows Performance Toolkit to figure this out;

  • First, I've restarted my Laptop.
  • Just after I logged in Windows, I've started Windows Performance Recorder (WPR) to record a trace. 
  • When the High CPU activity happened, I waited a few seconds to allow WPR to record a trace.


In Windows Performance Analyzer (WPA), I'll use CPU Precise graph for my investigations.


WPA_Sophos_02.PNG


You can see from the graph, the Antivirus' High CPU activity, that represent 60% of total CPU activity over time. And by moment it reachs 100%.


My Theory was; There is a process that are doing some thing on the system, may be accessing files and the antivirus is checking this activity. But in the graph I don't see any other process with a high CPU activity !


To get my answer, I'll use, the Readying process and the the Waits Columns.


Why ?


The Readying Process, is the Process that makes the New Process (in our case SavService.exe) Ready to execute in the CPU. In simple words, the Readying Process tells the New Process: Hi, I finished running, and it's your turn tu run in the CPU.


The Waits columns, informs us about the total time the New Process (Sophos AV) spent waiting on the Readying process to finish executing in the CPU, to get chance to execute in turn.


So finding the Readying process with the high waits time, will probably reveals to us the culprit.


WPA_Sophos_Waits_01.PNG


There are many Thread running in the Savservice.exe process context. I'll expand, the first ones and check for the readying process with the highest waits time.


WPA_Sophos_Waits_02


One process appears with a high wait time. It's CompatTelRunner.exe process...


How you can interpret that ?


The Sophos Antivirus Thread 4412, waits a total of 28 s, on CompatTelRunner.exe Threads to finish running to get in the CPU to run code.


The same thing is happening for the other Antivirus' threads.


So there is a big chances that the CompatTelRunner process is causing all this Antivirus activity.


The next step is to identify the CompatTelRunner process and how it starts.


You can do a google search on CompatTelRunner key word and get results telling you that this is the Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry program that collect data of how frequently you use features and applications, system files, and likely more other stuff. more often it causes a high CPU or disk activities. And it's recommanded that you should disable it.


But let's continue our troubleshooting as if this is not a known issue, just to show the steps to go through to solve this kind of issue using WPT.


So, to identify the Images and the CompatTelRunner.exe processes I'll uses the Images table and the processes table;


Images_01


In the Images table, you can read in the "file description" column "Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry". You can read more about this program here http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-telemetry-secrets/


After that I need to know, how this program is started, by using the processes table.


Processes_01


In the "Command line" column, there is this parameter "DoScheduledTelemetryRun". It seems like a scheduled task.


Now I've to go to the scheduled tasks and disable this task. But how to find it, quickly, between the others Windows tasks ?


There is command line that will extract all the scheduled tasks and copy them in a csv file. So that I can import it in an Excel file and get the information I need.

This command is "schtasks /query /fo LIST | clip.exe"


By disabling this task the problem was solved.


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Hi there.

I moved a web database app from a standard webhotel with classic asp and MySQL to a dedicated Microsoft server with SQL Server. There is a login page that check the user credentials in a database table in order to proceed. That used to work fine on the standard webhotel.
Now it won't work. I created a user that works fine in SQL Server Management. I used a standard connection string and included it in the login page. The page loads fine, but then the user credentials is submitted, then I just gives a blank page. Nothing to see in F12. I suspect that there may be an issue with some port permissions.
Anyone out there who knows what port that should be open and how to open it? Any  other suggestion to solve this problem?

Best regards

Ulrich
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All, I am in the process of testing Windows 10 Pro before deploying it to a business.  I'd like to remove some of the built in apps and the ability to access the windows store. I've been using the below scripts, to remove some of the apps:

Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *3dbuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *windowsalarms* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *officehub* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *skypeapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *getstarted* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *zunemusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *solitairecollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *bingfinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *zunevideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *bingnews* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *onenote* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *people* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *windowsstore* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *bingsports* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *soundrecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *bingweather* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *xboxapp* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers *messaging* | Remove-AppxPackage
Get-AppxPackage …
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Hi Team,

we are creating a new GPO to apply only on Windows 10 workstations and want a query to create WMI Filter for "Win 10 Embedded" to make sure this GPO policies not getting applied on Win 10 Embedded machines. We currently don't have Win 10 embedded machines in our environment to test through Wbem test for right query. WE are creating this filter for future use as we have a plan to get Win 10 embedded machines shortly & don't want these policies to be applied on embedded machines and we are creating separate OU for embedded machines, so that only those GPO policies linked to that OU will get applied.

Thanks in advance.

Thanks,
Sunil
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Is there any way to reset a password or turn on Administrator account in Windows 10 WITHOUT USING A CD?   I have an all-in-one that belongs to a deceased client that I need to get into and retrieve her data but no one knows her password and I am unable to boot to cd or usb drive. And I REALLY do not want to have to completely disassemble this thing to get to the hard drive. Thanks in advance!
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We currently have KMS that authenticates for windows 7. We are going to roll out Windows 10 2016 LTSB and I was wondering if this will  cause a conflict with windows 7 keys given LTSB keys are different than other windows 10  versions. Any clarification to this issue is much appreciated.

Regards,
J
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Every few hours the windows 10 launch button (lower left corner) stops responding.  To make it work I open the task manager, select "windows explorer" and then select "restart".

I have tried scannow to look for corruption, ran a suggested routine that appeared to reinstall windows system files, changed a system setting so that windows explorer launched a new instance every time it launched.  None have these have changed the problem.

Several months ago this problem occurred every couple of days.  Recently the frequency has increased to every few hours.  That timing "might" coincide with the implementation of 1703 (or other windows updates that came at the same time).

I am running windows pro 10, version 1703.  Intel I7 with 12 GB.

Thanks,
Ken
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How do I turn off Windows 10 airplane mode - ASUS laptop 'On' slide switch cannot be turned to Off. Press or slide-and-release 'On' action only returns switch to 'On' position. Local WiFi network requires name/password logon procedure.
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We realize that is against recommend best/standard practices however we have always been able to get RDS (formerly Terminal Services) installed on a domain controller.  This is golden for small offices (think five computers-ish) that require remote desktop but can't afford two physical or virtual servers.

With the introduction of Server 2016 we found ourselves unable to install Active Directory Domain Services alongside with Remote Desktop Services or vice versa.  We ended up virtualizing the ADDS portion but really would have preferred to avoid having to do that.

Anyone out there got it working?
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In this screenshot what is the exact location of the Test Test user (see the bottom of the screenshot)? Is it OU=users,DC=company,DC=com or is it something else?

The domain name for this organization is company.com

ACTIVE-DIRECTORY-USERS-AND-COMPUTERS
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Drives such as the Seagate Firecuda are supposed to be better/faster boot drives than normal mechanical sata drives but not as fast as SSDs or NVME. What if you use these drives for data or backup.  Is there any advantage there over a regular mechanical hard drive?
Thanks,
Alan
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MSI has proven quite effective at hiding, from me at least, any version of their System Control Manager (SCM) that will work for the GX660R laptop under Windows 10. I find numerous references to SCM for other models, older and newer, but find it strange that the above model is omitted from the list. Perhaps SCM compatibility extends across some models that would include the GX660, but that info is also elusive. The computer works fine without SCM, recently checked by the Geek Squad, but SCM offers functions that I cannot currently control with ease, such as screen brightness, etc.
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when we upgrade the report to our new server the xml export stopped working.

I've been trying t troubleshoot but since i'm not to familiar with xslt transformations i'm having a hard time finding the problem.

I think the problem is with name spaces.
if i use this code i got from here i can get the entire xml to export
</xsl:template>
    <xsl:template match="node()">
        <xsl:copy>
            <xsl:copy-of select="@*"/>
            <xsl:apply-templates select="node()"/>
        </xsl:copy>
    </xsl:template>

but when i try to match a specific node it fails.

my original xml without the transformation comes out like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Report xmlns="Logos_x0020_Export_x0020_Report" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="Logos_x0020_Export_x0020_Report http://reportserver?%2FLogos%20Export%20Report&rs%3AFormat=XML&rc%3ASchema=True" Name="Logos Export Report">
   <Tablix1>
      <Textbox15>
         <Textbox19 />
      </Textbox15>
      <Group2_Collection>
         <Group2>
            <Group1_Collection>
               <Group1 Group1="PB2017-1886&amp;#xD;&amp;#xA;">
                  <NamePaidby1 NamePaidby1="INTERIOR ENVIRONMENTS&amp;#xD;&amp;#xA;48700 ADDRESS City ST 111111" PaymentType="Check Number: " CheckNumber="30000" TotalAmount="167.00">
                     <Details_Collection>
                        <Details Description="Initial Plan Review Fee" …
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Ever since last Tuesday's windows updates and/or uTorrent's latest update (last week) I keep getting an error on uTorrent startup from "Machine Debug Manager" (see picture). I have uninstall and reinstalled uTorrent as well as going back to an earlier version of  uTorrent. I also found out that BitTorrent now owns  uTorrent so I removed  uTorrent completely along with all the saved settings and installed BitTorrent but the issue persists. Even if I close the popup error a new one will popup again and again until you close the client completely (Task Manager) or by rebooting the PC. Any ideas on how to fix other than removing any Windows updates as I don't want to do that. If you don't know of a known solution then maybe you can recommend another torrent client--thanks
UTorrent-BitTorrent-Error.jpg
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We have a Windows 10 PC that is giving an error when trying to open images or videos. The default application for the images is the Photo Viewer but when we try to open an image, we get an error saying Class Not Registered with the path of the file. If you right-click on the photo and open with Paint, it opens fine but the user prefers to open them in the Photo Viewer. Any thoughts on why this is happening and a resolution?

Thanks.
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A strange situation that has suddenly occurred. From what I can tell we have not changed anything to cause the issue.  Server is a Windows Server 2016 standard.  The clients are Windows 10 x64.  When pcs first boot in the morning, one of the three mapped drives has a red X in the drive mapping when viewed in file explorer.  If you double click the drive letter you can still access the contents.  However, the red X never goes away.  The only way to rectify the situation is to manually disconnect the drive.  Which from what I have seen doesn't actually remove it from the file explorer view.  However, if you then reboot, then the drive mapping appears normal.  In addition, there was once instance where suddenly in the middle of the day, the red X reappeared for one user.  This has been going on for about a week and a half.  The worst part of it is that the Quickbooks 2017 application does not seem to like the red X situation.  If the drive mapping has the red X, then Quickbooks will not let users open any of the datafiles on the server.  However, once the drive is disconnected and the pc reboots, Quickbooks works fine.  I am looking for any advice as to what could be causing this issue and how to correct it.
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I've been having issues with the wireless adapter my sister was using on the computer I got from her. Everything I've been reading up on doesn't deal with windows 10, so I don't know if I should get a new wireless adapter.
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I am trying to follow the instructions within the the https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24541.powershell-bulk-create-ad-users-from-csv-file.aspx#Code_Used webpage to import username information from a .CSV file to create usernames within Server 2016 Active Directory but every time I try to do this I receive the following error messages:

When I run the following command within PowerShell (running as an administrator) .\un.ps1 I get the error message

 “ConvertTo-SecureString : Cannot bind argument to parameter 'String' because it is null.
At C:\Support\UN\UN.ps1:12 char:232
+ ... scription" -AccountPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString $Password -AsPlai ...
+                                                         ~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [ConvertTo-SecureString], ParameterBindingValidationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ParameterArgumentValidationErrorNullNotAllowed,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.ConvertToSecureStringCommand

ConvertTo-SecureString : Cannot bind argument to parameter 'String' because it is null.
At C:\Support\UN\UN.ps1:12 char:232
+ ... scription" -AccountPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString $Password -AsPlai ...
+                                                         ~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (:) [ConvertTo-SecureString], ParameterBindingValidationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : …
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Server 2012 R2 domain environment using newly deployed Windows 10 v1703 EDU machines.
Groups with local machine administrative user accounts can open everything fine - no issues yet.
Groups with local machine standard user accounts cannot open Edge, IE 11, and maybe a few others.
Edge will open but won't go anywhere and freezes, IE 11 doesn't even try to open. Both seem to be blocked by something.

I assume I have to set an Active Directory policy in my GPO somewhere - but no clue which one. Evrything was working fine under Windows 7 Pro, but as we all know Windows 10 is a different animal.
Can anyone help?
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Within the https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24541.powershell-bulk-create-ad-users-from-csv-file.aspx#Code_Used webpage which contains instructions on creating a CSV spreadsheet that contains fields such as the user's firstname, lastname, maildomain, etc. what should be entered within the SAM spreadsheet column?

I understand what all of fields need except for the SAM field. What should be entered within the SAM field?

Firstname | Lastname | Maildomain | SAM | OU | Password | Description

User | Test01 | contoso.com | utest01 | OU=Standard Users,OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=loc | P@ssw0rd| Test User

One of the lines of code explains the syntax as " New-ADUser -Name "$Displayname" -DisplayName "$Displayname" -SamAccountName $SAM -UserPrincipalName $UPN -GivenName "$UserFirstname" -Surname "$UserLastname" -Description "$Description" -AccountPassword (ConvertTo-SecureString $Password -AsPlainText -Force) -Enabled $true -Path "$OU" -ChangePasswordAtLogon $false –PasswordNeverExpires $true -server domain"

Please provide me with the correct entry that should be used for SAM.
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I have a network connected HP Laserjet LJ5550 printer.  We only are using it to print monochrome.  I have set the printer preferences to force monochrome on all jobs.  The printer server shows this setting and the printer control panel likewise shows this setting.  Until recently we were able to print monochrome only.  A couple of weeks ago the printer stopped allowing any printing saying that one of the color toner cartridges is empty.  The printer will print its status page from the control panel so I know the printer is working but it will not allow printing of any jobs.

I have tried both Windows 7 and 10.  

Is there a way I can stop the printer from halting if a toner cartridge is empty?
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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.