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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.

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I am completely new to powershell, but I have heard that you can use the Get-StorageFirmwareInformation and Update-StorageFirmware using the power shell.  When I try this in Windows 10, I get a cmdlet not found message.  Is there a way to find these cmdlets and install them on the system I am using.  Detailed instructions would be great since I haven't ever used this before.

I am very familiar with installing firmware on HDDs, using linux.  I know its dangerous.  I just want to try it on Windows, please.  It would make my life a lot easier at the moment.
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The title pretty much says it all. My personal machine is a Windows 10 upgrade that will not, no matter what, function with a USB-based audio device. When I attempt to install the device's personal drivers to the machine I get an error stating that there was a problem because the drivers INF was missing a critical component and the likely cause was that the INF was made for Windows 95 or later. Has anybody come across an issue similar to this? I've been trying to wrap my head around it for a few days as well as sent in tickets to the vendor for support. I've gotten nowhere so far.
When  using save as to PDF from Visio 2016 in Windows 10, (File > Save As > PDF), you will get black boxes or placeholders and unusable links in the PDF document - see attached.
I have a client who wants us to set up a control that will prevent one of their computers from being able to be used if removed from the building. My thought is that the simplest way to accomplish this would be to prevent login if it is unable to contact the DC. However, I'm unsure if this is possible or how it would be accomplished.
I need to allow an user to access remotely to his Windows 10 workstation.
Workstation is joined on 2008 active directory domain.
Remote Desktop service is enable on workstation (I mean: 3389/TCP port is open, and DOMAIN\user is alreay allowed to access).
"user" is alreay member of "remote desktop user".
When he try access, he get "To log on to this computer, you must be granted the Allow log on through the Terminal (or Remote Desktop) Services right...."

I definitely not understand that.. I think this should be very straightforward (what is the meaning of "remote desktop user", if members still NOT have access )?

Thank you very much
This is a Windows 10 installation where it appears an update went bad. Tried to restore from the only restore point the day of the failure but the system restore failed because it couldn't write the registry. Tried bootrec /fixmbr, restore previous build fails.  ''[['Is the only option to reload the OS?
Dear Experts

would you advice how to proceed on? I have my server in housing facility and my client computers are connected via OPENVPN, i.e. it is not connection directly to server, but to firewall before server.

How I can joing remote computer to domain?

Many thanks

We are using Windows 10 Pro, Office 2013, Exchange 2010 On Prem.  We have recently done a new roll out of Win10 and Office 2013 and all users are located in the same office.  Some users are reporting Outlook is saying This Folder is Up To Date rather than All Folders are up to date.  Is there any testing I can do, to see why this is happening?  How do I run the test auto configuration?  In the past I held shift, right click the icon in the notification area but on Windows 10 I don't seem to be getting this option.  Other users it seems to be working Ok.
Hi Experts,

my KMS host is WIN2012R2 server.
VAMT is installed.
WIN2016 KMS key is installed but after some days the office installations are not licensed.
Office 2010 KMS key is installed but after some days the office installations are not licensed.

How can I troubleshoot this ?
I have about 8-10 computers out in the manufacturing area. Most are not assigned to a specific user. So they are sort of kiosks that any employee can walk up to and use. There are a few different things users could do with the computer, and the conflict between these tasks has me confused on how to best set them up.

First off, we have a domain with Microsoft active directory. Every computer and user is on the domain.

One main use of the computer is the ERP system. In the factory, it uses a walk-up kiosk interface. The user enters their employee number and logs on/off a job, accesses data, or whatever. When they are done, the next person keys in their ID and does what they need. The ERP software automatically logs in based on the windows account logged in, and each account name must be different. So the idea was you'd log into Windows using "Kiosk 1", "Kiosk 2", etc. Each of those accounts would be set up as a service account on the domain.

However, some users also need access to network folders. They will be running tests, diagnostics, and such and will need to save data on network locations. Or they will need to access data on the network to do their job. My network folders are locked down with security groups and permissions. So I have concerns about making a walk-up kiosk have access to folders on the network.

So I'm trying to find a way to satisfy both needs on the same computer. Making users "switch users" between the kiosk account and their own was my first …
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I did a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit on my Lenovo T460S laptop. I also have a Logitech K800 wireless keyboard and a M705 wireless mouse, both using a single Logitech Unifying Receiver.

Before I could even install the Logitech SetPoint software, I was getting a pop-up window by the task tray saying there was Logitech solar software to be installed. Looking in the Win 10 settings, I see my mouse and keyboard listed, but I also see a Logitech K750 and a M505 listed. I don't have either of those devices. If I remove the device, they are back again shortly or after a restart. Every time I log into Windows, I get the pop up wanting me to install the solar software.

Note 1: I installed Logitech SetPoint software and the extra mouse and keyboard are listed there too, but don't kill popup.

Note 2: I let the popup install the software, which was Logitech's solar keyboard software, and it said there was no solar keyboard detected.

What the hey!? Before rebuilding my laptop, I didn't have this issue and I'm using the same hardware.
I can connect to my windows 2016 core server using server manager, run "computer management" , and look at a number of things but when I try to connect to disk  management I get the "RPC server is unavailable".
This service is running on both the server and the client. I have disabled all Firewall services on the windows 2016 server and used Netsh Advfirewall to allow remote management.
What am I missing here ?
Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend with a Windows 10 laptop, for which she uses for very mild, general-use operations (Internet, e-mail and Microsoft Office).

She contacted me today and stated that her machine abruptly flashed a message and suddenly shut down, and then restarted. Over the phone, I guided her to the C:\Windows\Minidump folder, and there was a single minidump file within, with today's date. I had her e-mail this minidump file, which I am attaching to this inquiry.

I now request an analysis of the attached minidump file. Though I am grateful for any help, I would specifically ask for an analysis of the attached minidump file, as opposed to general security & maintenance advice, so that I may tackle the solution directly.

My many thanks in advance,

So, I can access a file server in the network, I was given a login credentials- username and password.
I will specifically use this login/pw to access files in a server to allow reading and writing to this particular folder.
Windows authentication is used to login to the app.

I would like to switch to this  ID/pw given to me to authenticate and authorize writing and reading files to the server.

How would I sign in to this identity when I have to write and read files to this particular server? And then when I'm done, Ill switch it back to my original id/pw  identity?
I have a client who wants to use an existing computer on their domain, of course this system is running the home version of Windows 8.1, what I need to know is whether there is a direct upgrade path from 8.1 home to 10 pro?
Windows 10 1703 64 bit

I have to deploy a specific APN configuration to approx. 500 notebooks with internal LTE modems.
Each notebook requires an individual config (username & password) so I need to pre-create the config files automatically i.e. from an Excel sheet and later deploy it to the user i.e. via logon script.

Any idea how to create an APN profile and later import it to the Windows client?

Just looking for some help on the NET USER /TIMES command on a Windows 10 machine.

I have set logon time restrictions to multiple accounts, but I need to be able to see what all these restrictions are set to.

I know I can over write them, but there are a lot of accounts and we need to see if it was possible for a user to have logged on at certain times.

The machine is not domain joined.

Hi all. Hoping someone can help.

I'm having this frustrating issue where roaming profiles are refusing to work properly on Windows 10.

My student file server (where the roaming profile (defaultdt) is located) is running Server 2008 R2 Standard. I have a share set up on the file server where the roaming profiles can sit ie: domain\data\DT\defaultdt.

My client machines are running Windows 10 Pro version 1703. According to Microsoft my extension should be .v6 so the roaming profile folder is called defaultdt.v6.

So I created a defaultdt.v6 folder in the share, renamed the ntuser.dat to ntuser.man to make it into a mandatory profile, gave it all the permissions (Everyone - Full Control, Domain Admins - Full Control, Local Admins - Full Control, Domain Users - Full Control). Went to the client machine and tried to log in with a student user. It logs in with a temporary profile.

So I go back to the file server share and rename the defaultdt.v6 to defaultdt.v6.old so it is excluded and the server creates its own defaultdt.v6 when a user logs in.

I log in with the same user on the Windows 10 client while keeping an eye on the file server share to see if the server creates the defaultdt.v6 folder, which it does. The user is now logged in with a roaming profile with access to all resources and all GPO settings also being applied ie: shared printers. Now, when I use a second student user account to just make sure that it works with another account, the second student…
I am testing the deployment of BITLOCKER via GPO.
For the moment I want to just encrypt the fixed drives without using TPM
I have created a TEST OU and moved a single computer to it.
I have created a GPO and edited/activated the following
Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>BITLOCKER encryption
I have activated the following
Control the use of BITLOCKER on fixed drives:ACTIVE
Configure the encryption on the hardware level on the fixed drives:ACTIVE
Select the recovery method for recovery of fixed drives using BITLOCKER: ACTIVE
The rest is not configured.
Please note that I have the GUI in french so the translation might not be exact.

I have applied the GPO to the TEST OU
run gpupdate /force on the only computed within the OU
Restarted the computer
The GPO does not seem to apply
manage-bde -status and the bitlocker mmc show the the bitlocker DISACTIVE

What am I doing wrong or what do i need to add?
Please help.
Lenovo ThinkPad with running Windows 10

Are there any compatibilty issues with OPAL drives?

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Hello Experts,

I'm in the process of creating a Windows 10 Enterprise Image using Clonezilla for deployment. I know that I could use sysprep but for now we need to get an image out there, then we are going to look into sysprep in a few months.

For now, I have a LocalAdmin user account setup and I tweaked all the settings within "Settings" that I want to carry over for users that get added to the domain.

All the settings that I modified such as "System, Network & Internet, Personalization, Apps, Gaming, Privacy and Update & security" within "Settings" are not getting carried over.

Are there GPO's on the Windows Server that can push down the "Settings" that I want to users who get added to the domain, if so, what are the GPO's?

Thanks in advance!
i created a power point 2016 template and want to deploy it for 20 Clients Windows 10. There are w2k12 r2 DC servers and 1 w2k12 r2 FileServer on my environment. Can you help me please doing this? With or without gpo or something.
Thank you and best regards.

I have one question regarding Windows Server licencing and I do not understand that part.
I am using Windows Server 2016.

I have a licence where said Windows Server 2016 / 10 cores per server. What does that mean in practical explanation?

Next, I have CAL fpr win2016 serv = 25 CALs - that means I can add 25 machines/ users to Active Directory and they can access server, or I can use the same licence key for 25 devices, including client and server machines?

Thank you
I have an activated Windows 10 Pro on a hard drive in a desktop. Windows update will not work.

So I went to Microsoft to get the latest which is the Creators version.

I tried updating online using the tool (didn't work with error 0xC1900200) and then making a .iso on DVD but it insists I am running Windows from a USB.

Does anyone have an idea what is going on?
Some of the users running Windows 10 on work stations have items they delete from their desktop and files they delete from their documents folders return the next time they log on.
Part of the project I am working on actually is to migrate 1000 users from old platform with Win7 and Office 2010 into Win10 and Office 365/2016.
The success of such project depends on the amount of details you have to take care about in the beginning of the planning phase. In other words, the more you be careful of details the good is the final result will be and the opposite is true as well.
The less details you consider the much manual changes and tweaks you have to perform.
I would like to know if someone have this plan or at least a list of items that we need to consider before starting the execution such : Disk space, Backup of favorites, PST files, Docs, File settings for some App, compatibility Apps check in Win10

Thank you

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.