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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.

Hi Experts,

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 Pro on my computer.  

I don't how it happened, but my User Account (I have Administrator permissions) folder has the wrong user name.

How can I change it?

Hi all,

How would I get the below batch file to report outcome to a text file

echo off
net use P: /delete /yes
taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe & start explorer
net use P: \\(servername)\personnel\%username% /persistent:yes
Hello all;
Windows 2016 Server CORE
Installing = SQL Server 2019

Windows Installer was not running - started it

I took the configuration.ini file from the SQL Server setup I did earlier.
I edited it to work with Server Core.
Here is the following edit.
;SQL Server 2019 Configuration File

; By specifying this parameter and accepting Microsoft R Open and Microsoft R Server terms, 
; you acknowledge that you have read and understood the terms of use. 


; Specifies a Setup work flow, like INSTALL, UNINSTALL, or UPGRADE. This is a required parameter. 


; Specify a default or named instance. MSSQLSERVER is the default instance for non-Express editions and SQLExpress for Express editions. 
; This parameter is required when installing the SQL Server Database Engine (SQL), or Analysis Services (AS). 


; The default is Windows Authentication. Use "SQL" for Mixed Mode Authentication. Remove ; to switch on mixed mode

; Specify the root installation directory for shared components.  
; This directory remains unchanged after shared components are already installed. 


; Specify the root installation directory for the WOW64 shared components.  
; This directory remains unchanged after WOW64 shared components are already installed. 


; Specify the Instance ID for the SQL 

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Dell Latitude 7490
OS: Windows 10 version 1909

Issue: An external LCD does not show a picture when connected to the HMDI to VGA adapter.

In Intel display properties the second monitor appears.

In Device Manager, Monitor, the second LCD appears

I installed updated video drivers and will see what will happen, soon.

My next step is to just  remove the Intel drivers and see if the Microsoft drives allow me to see a picture on the external LCD.

I confirmed that the second LCD or monitor is appearing in Windows 10 display properties: I see two squares, one for each LCD.
Since the laptop is remote, I did not bother to make the external LCD the default monitor
I did not close the lid to see if the picture show on the external LCD

The 19 inch LCD is working correctly.

Changing the resolution of the external LCD did not help: I tried Windows 10 recommendation resolution
Note: Windows 10 scaling and layout is set to 100% ( I suspect this could be the root cause of the problem)

Other things I can try is to update Windows 10, may it is a bug in Windows 10 version 1903.

Research: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/external-display-and-audio-problem-windows-10-home/f7171a5c-13a9-48fe-96d5-fe6835184848

I will have to update the BIOS and run a hardware diagnostic test, before contacting Dell to…
I have 2 remote desktop icons on my desktop named:  Arizona_Office.rdp and Florida_Office.rdp  Both are connected simultaneously.

When I create a 3rd remote desktop icon and the "computer field' is set to,
how does Remote Desktop know which office network I am trying to connct to?

In other words:
will it try to connect to computer on the Arizona_Office network
will it try to connect to computer on the Florida_Office network?

What do I need in the "computer field" that can tell it what network to connect to:
for example:  \\Arizona_Office\  or \\Florida_Office\

do I forget about using the IP address, and use the computer name and domain name:
\\AccountingPC.Arizona_Office.local or \\AccountingPC.Florida_Office.local

Thank you for your assistance.
I want to find a low-cost NAS that can take the place of an external USB drive being used for Acronis backup images.  I'm told that a NAS can be set up on a LAN as a network share, but never having worked with one I don't know how that will be done.  I read the documentation for a Synology DS120j, but ALL it said at the end of the setup guide was that the "NAS is now online and detectable from a network computer".  But I'm thinking what I really want is a way to configure the NAS with a share name on the LAN--just as you can do with a share on a PC.  

Is there a good low-cost NAS that will let me do such a configuration--or am on "the wrong track" here?  TIA
perHello All;

I have just run into a situation where I cannot find any information on it.
Installation of SQL Server 2019 WITHOUT installing Data Quality Services
If I uncheck it, it unchecks EVERYTHING.
So, the question is...
How do you install the SQL Server Database Engine, without installing the Data Quality Services

The reason:
I am installing the "SQL Server Failover Cluster" on the 2016 Desk Experience Server.
After this, I will be installing "Add node to a SQL Server failover cluster" on the 2016 CORE Server.

From my experience, adding the NODE fails every time I have tried to install it on the core.
A person posted but without proof that the Data Quality Services does not run on Server Core.
(This is my thread about the issue)

I am building my SQL Servers Clusters from scratch, and want to get the Core servers running SQL Server database engine.
And whatever I install on the Main SQL Cluster, will filter down into the NODE installations.
So I need to be cautious about what gets installed to make sure everything is going to go smoothly on this build.
These are the typical features that get installed on the NODE's
SQLEngine, SQLEngine\Replication, SQLEngine\FullText, SQLEngine\DQ
So please, if anyone has any information on this TA or the other TA, please let me know.

Have windows 10 on thinkpad laptop. followed some instructions to keep alive when I close the lid so that I can work on my external monitor. "Do nothing" is the setting. But when I close the lid, the screen turns off. Am I missing a step?
I have a new in the box Philips SIC4750/27 Webcam.  I want to install it on a Windows 10 laptop.  The CD it came with does not have a Win 10 driver.  The Philips website does not have one.  I found a few places online that said they do, but did a search and was told they were malware sites.  Is there a safe place to get a new driver for an old Webcam, or just go buy a new one?
I am running Windows 10, and regularly sync my Outlook with my iPhone 6.  Today I was notified by iTunes that there was an update available, but when I tried to update the software/firmware, I got the message below saying I needed to liberate some storage on the phone.  It said I needed 770 MB, but there's over 8 GB available on the phone.  Please help.

iPhone storage error

I think there has been a problem with a Windows update and now various of my Windows 10 app tiles are showing as black square / rectangles (see screenshot) and will not launch.

If you click any of the icons there is a windows saying the app is updating and try again shortly.

I ran the Windows Store Troubleshooter and did a "reset" on the Photos app and now this is working correctly. There were many apps doing the same thing so I did a restore to a restore point before the problem appears - unfortunately the system restore failed.

I have tried running theWindows Store Troubleshooer again but now no problems are now found.

Can anyone suggest a solution please ?

desktop showing black tilesApplication updating message
How would I get


to execute

Control + Shift + Arrow Down

in Autohotkey?


Windows 10 VM not booting after installing free Avast Antivirus. I suspect there is some driver issue. How can I remove the driver or uninstall Avast form the recovery console? Or is there another way around this?
My old AD server running 2012 r2 finally bit the dust. While I'm ordering new server hardware, I am also questioning the need for Windows server OS. Originally, I set up a domain as a training and test bed, but gradually I find less need for either. I know originally the server OS was more robust than the client OS's and I wonder if that is still true. However, some of the programs and hardware I have tried in the past to add are not supported by server OS's. So, on balance is there any reason for me to install a server OS on the new server box i have ordered?
I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo P71 laptop.  I have a 21" Acer monitor.  Since getting my computer I've been running my monitor off the laptop's USB-C port, and everything works fine.  But I needed the port for other things, and used the HDMI output on the laptop to the HDMI input on the monitor.  The monitor has two picture settings:  Aspect or Normal.  The Aspect setting fills the wide screen monitor, but everything's stretched.   Normal just provides an old 4:3 ratio, with the display in the middle of the screen.  When viewed through the USB-C port the widescreen worked fine with no distortion (as on the laptop screen).  How do I have the HDMI connection work properly?


I am running Windows 10, and understand the plethora of annoying ads that pop up all over the place whenever I'm online.  I've learned to live with them, though it's gotten to the point where I'm willing to pay for a service that eliminates them (or at least most of them).  What pushed me over the edge was a recent change that added two particularly annoying pop-ups to my online experience (I must have agreed to something on a site that created ... or allowed ... them).  With one of them, when I hit a link on almost any page a new advertising tab opens and takes me to it ... I have to go back to the tab with the page that the link was intended to take me to (the link works, but the ad tab is added).  The other one is a pop-out that pops in from the right of my screen over whatever I'm looking at.  I can close it, but it's really annoying.

What would you suggests to fix this?


I am trying to add HP Laserjet P2055d to my Windows 10 computer using the the USB port.

When I plug USB cable into the computer, Windows 10 displays a message "we're setting up HP Laserjet P2055d".

After a few minutes, I open Devices and Printers, and see the HP Laserjet P2055d in the printer list, with the words "Driver not available".

The USB port is the only port on the printer.

Is there a way I can add the printer to my Windows 10 computer?
One of my clients received a brand new DELL Workstation along with a 3D pano Xray machine from a vendor. The Dell Workstation is equipped with a regular HDD installed with Windows 10 plus the necessary pano xray software, and a capture card. When we asked if they could provide a system with SSD instead, given how fast SSDs are compared with regular HDDs, the vendor declined to provide another system. They said that we could clone the HDD to an SSD.

I have never cloned a HDD to a SSD, so I need your expert opinion in figuring out any risks associated with this process, as I can't imagine that cloning from HDD to SSD is a risk free process. Aside of the risks during the cloning process, I am also concerned with side effects post cloning with the Windows Operating system during normal use (e.g possible blue screens, hardware errors, etc).

Should a clean install of the OS and application on a new SSD, rather than cloning, be advised, I would't mind doing the work (and the client wouldn't mind paying for it) as this would be a critical component of their business.

Hopefully some of you have enough experience in this particular area, and would be kind to provide feedback, tips and recommendations on how to go best about replacing a brand new HDD with a brand new SSD in a brand new DELL Workstation on W10

Thank you.

I started setting up a new laptop that came with Win 10 and I have already connected it to Wifi.   I do not want to set up a Microsoft account.   I read an article that if you disconnect it from Wifi you can set up a local account.

However, I cannot see a way to disconnect it from wifi.   I turned it off and back on and it went back to the Add a Microsoft account.

How do I get past this?
Hello everyone!
I hope all of you are well and staying safe!
I have a problem that I think is related to my video card but I'm stumped.
First, my PC Specs:
•      HP Envy Phoenix 800
•      64Bit Win 10 PRO version 1903
•      Intel Corei7-3820 @3.60GHz
•      32GB RAM
•      VisionTek Radeon 7750 2GB GDDR5 6M (6x MiniDP) – 900614
•      6- 24” Dell monitors

I'll start with the problems I'm having.
-When playing videos of any kind I get some "stuttering" on the sound and image. I've uploaded a video of what I mean. This happens across all browsers and all video services (YouTube, Comcast stream, nbc site, etc.)

-The computer also seems to be affected with the mouse skipping as I move it over the screen/s (I have multiple). this happens sporadically. Mouse clicks won’t register and the PC seems to be getting “stuck/unstuck” various times in quick succession (if that makes sense). When it gets really bad I have to reboot and then things are normal again for a period of time and the mouse issue ( and others) seems to go away but the video problems are always happening.

-When this problem happens I also have an issue with the keyboard stuttering as well when used. For example if I want to type "My car is is black" it'll come out "Myyyyyyyyy Car iiiiis Bk"

-When this happens I also see delayed on the computer responding to certain commands as I interact with it. for example I'll be typing a letter (word) and I'll type a whole sentence out and it'll stop at the beginning of the sentence …
In order to issue certificates to local domain systems, a Systems Admin stood up a MS CA instance on a server 2012R2 server which was also one of two Domain Controllers for the domain. The The initial CA was not correct, so he rebuilt it on the SAME machine using a difference CA name. When things didn't go right again, he rebuilt a third instance on the SAME computer, again giving it a new name. There were three root authorities, one of which actually worked most of the time. CA, CA-1, and CA-2.

The first time I noticed that there was a problem was when I was tasked with configuring the domain for Multi-Factor Authentication and auto-enrollment of computers and users. I knew nothing about CA's so I took to reading and discovered that the first SA had installed the root authority on the wrong place. After reading MS articles and papers about moving from one computer to another, I stood up a Server 2016 instance and restored the CA-2 onto the new computer. I removed MSCA from the DC and went through the steps of decommissioning the old CA server by removing the entries in Sites and Services. When I run certutil, I get only one entry in the dump and it is the correct server. Web services have been operating fine and certificates are validated at the CA. As far as I knew, I had successfully relocated the Cert Authority to a new server off of the DC.

I used the CA to issue a cert to our Exchange Server and everything was fine for almost a year. Recently, after …
We are currently on domain controller 2008 R2 and we are looking at introducing domain controller 2016 and co-exist it 2008 R2 domain conrtoller. Would like to remain the functional level at 2008 R2 for now on 2016 dc. Can this be done and will it be supported by Microsoft for the 2008 R2 functional level on 2016 domain contoller. In addition to this we have handful of 2003 servers and we would like to know if the authentication is still supported.

Based on our research we found that "Operating Systems like Windows XP, Server 2003 and 2008 (not SP2) are not supported" from the link below. Appreciate if this can be validated.


I need to use ROBOCOPY to copy all folders from \\SOURCESERVER\d$ (Please screen shot) to a shared drive of a new server \\NEWSERVER\CENTRAL

Can I use something like the below?

ROBOCOPY "\\SOURCESERVER\d$\BE Disaster Recovery Server Files" "\\NEWSERVER\CENTRAL" //MIR /SEC /W:0 /R:0 /IS /LOG:c:\copy.log

I want all folders to be shown in \\NEWSERVER\CENTRAL with all original security permission settings.  Please check if the parmeter I use are correct.

The problem I am having is that I have configured WSUS to use BranchCache using  BITS.
The Windows 10 clients are not members of domain thus we use local policy and they talk to the WSUS box fine and the approved updates are coming down without a problem, even branchcache works fine, except updates are coming down from WSUS server and always at full speed, no BITS throttling at all.

I see downloads are via BITS in PerfMon - BITS:Bytes from server
and also via PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-BitsTransfer -AllUsers

In first step I enabled

Network/Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)                        
      Allow BITS Peercaching      Enabled            
      Limit the maximum network bandwidth for BITS background transfers      Enabled            
                  Limit background transfer rate (Kbps) to:      0
                  From      6:00 AM
                  To      12:00 AM
                  At all other times      
                  Use all available unused bandwidth      Enabled
                  Limit background transfer rate (Kbps) to:      20
I expected no transfer but there was no limit - update was downloaded from WSUS server as before during working hours.

In second step I also enabled
      Set up a work schedule to limit the maximum network bandwidth used for       Enabled            
      Ignore bandwidth limits if the source and the destination are on the same subnet.      Disabled            
                  Work Days      
                  From      Monday
                  To      Saturday
                  Daily Work Hours      
                  From      6:00 AM
                  To      12:00 AM
                  Bandwidth Limits During Work Hours      
                  High Priority Limit:      0
                  High Priority Unit:      Kbps
                  Normal Priority …
Hi Guys,
I just installed Windows Server 2019 + windows 10.
I created users in AD. When i try to login with this user in windows 10 workstation it prompt me this message.
I don't understand why are involved RDS, It should be a simple client AD authentication.
Has something change in Windows Server 2019 authentication?


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.