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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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Hi, my laptop requires that I use the function key in combination with either F6, F7, or F8 to control my volume on Windows 10.  My other laptop doesn't require the use of the function key.  This is a Samsung Notebook Model BR8GSMT.  Is there a way to avoid the use of the function key?  Thanks
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I've been having a problem with a number of computers taking very long to boot up.
I decided to test on a new system. The system is is a brand new Lenovo M910s with a 256GB SSD.
When I first start up the system boot time is very fast. I rebooted a number of times just to make sure.
Then I ran Windows update which installed all the updates including the newest feature update.
Now the computer takes 3 minutes to boot up.
I tried updating drivers to see if that would help but it made no difference.
If anyone has any ideas on how to fix this I would really appreciate it.
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Hi,

I am using this method https://4sysops.com/archives/default-file-associations-in-windows-10/ to set the default file association for internet Explorer using the GPO method as the article suggests. I have set the file association on the test machine and exported them using the DISM, i have applied the computer GPO to the OU of a test group which the policy is applying but when i check the default application that open when i click a url still opens in Edge.

When i check the RSOP.MSC it show the policy but its showing as disabled yet the the GPO setting is set to enable in GP.

What am i missing?

Many thanks
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Within all of my Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual servers the color of the PowerShell window is black (and isn't blue).

This makes it difficult to differentiate between the PowerShell window and the command line window.

What can I do to make the PowerShell window always appear blue (and not black)?

Is there any way of making this change via some kind of group policy or global setting so I don't have to manually make this change on each and every virtual server?
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I use Redirected Folders extensively on my Windows based network. Through GPOs, my Documents, Pictures, Desktop, AppData, etc are redirected to a network path on the file server, instead of the local C: drive. I've used it this way for years and never had any problems.

Back around May 2018, I updated to Windows 10 Pro 1803 on my desktop PC. As you may have heard, this universally broke the redirection for AppData (for me totally unfixable with the registry hack work around, but now properly fixed by MS in a late June patch). So I had to roll back to 1709, which I'd been running before. This was a success and I carried on working with the 1709 release.

Everything works fine, but typically after approx 12 hours, the network connections for all my Redirected Folders seem to get cut off / deauthorised. I get a message up as so, if I try to refresh my desktop or access an SMB share on the file server:

not-authorized-error-message.png
The fixes people have posted online don't seem relevant as this is not a constant problem - as mentioned all is fine for typically about 12 hours after logging in. The only way to resolve is to log out and back in again, which clears the problem for another 12 hours or so.

I have tried upgrading to Win 10 1803 again, now the patch is available that fixes the issue with AppData redirection. Also, I have left the PC being part of the AD domain on my desktop PC, deleted the computer account from the AD domain, and rejoined again. No joy.

This is a…
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What are some programs besides Sysinternals Autologon that will automatically log in an Active Directory user account to either a Server 2016 or Windows 10 domain-joined computer?
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We are deploying Windows 10 workstations using True Image.  I want to set browser default to IE, and PDF default to adobe.  
The 2 methods I researched are below.  In your opinion, should I build the defaults into the image, or just use GPO?  
Also,  if I choose to build the defaults into the image, will the OSD method work with Acronis True Image?  Or will I have to implement this a different way?


http://ccmexec.com/2015/09/making-ie-the-default-browser-in-windows-10-during-osd/

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/eb905851-b27f-4330-aa10-d7165c7a521f/switching-pdf-opening-from-edge-for-all-users?forum=win10itprogeneral
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delete wake timer in windows 10
several applications have added a wake timer. How can they be deleted individually.
The Power options provide for disabling all or less important timers. How can they be disabled\deleted individually.
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Hello,

Is there a way to unpin Cortana from Start menu on windows 10 x64 Enterprise 1803, I have disabled Cortana in local group policy but it is still showing up under Start menu?

Thank you,

Sergey
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Hi.
We have a problem with Outlook search.
When we try to search within a Outlook, it doesn't bring up any results.
The System is Windows 10 64-bit (all updates), Outlook 2016 (Office365). There are several (and only) POP3-addresses configured, all are going to the same PST-file (size is around 1,5GB).

What we've tried:
Reinstallation of Outlook/Office (also deleted all Registry entries for Outlook)
Rebuilt Index
Configured a new User

What was working is, that the search is working when we start Outlook in safe mode. I have then turned off all add-ons and started Outlook in normal mode, where the search was not working again.
In safe mode, it says, that the Windows Search Service has been turned off (which seems to solve the problem).

So does anyone has an Idea how to fix this in Normal Mode?
Many thanks.
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I have tried multiple times to upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and I get "Windows 10 Installation has Failed" every time.  I have scanned for infection, ran SFC /Scannow (no issues), ran Windows Update, and even removed my Antivirus.  Any suggestions?  I have trouble reading through the logs, so I will upload them.
setuperr.log
setupact.zip
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ZWCAD is jumping, almost freezing, on local file access and editing. I am unfamiliar with this or any other AutoCAD-type software. I cannot find any help over Google. Does anyone have any idea on how to fix this?
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Hello,

I've VMware host with 2x physical CPU sockets (14 cores each) and I'm planning to deploy 9 windows servers (max 2 vCPU per guest VM).

Just wondering how many windows server licensing would be required and what would be the math ?

Thanks
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Need instructions on how to install Windows 10 Group Policy templates? is there a way we can install and disable it and then add one or more computer for testing before rolling it over across network?
We are single domain single forest network spread across 5 countries.
So have to be careful on how Windows 10 templates can Impact on our environment?
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Hi,
We currently use SCCM to patch our servers and have noticed that our Server 2016 servers running v1607 are not getting any further updates after the May 2018 Cumulative release. Looking at the WUAHandler Logs and other update deployment logs on each machine, I can see the scans detecting that the May update was required, after that, it analyses the updates we released in June and July and deems them as not required and therefore doesn't install anything further.

Reading up on Server 2016 v1607, MS have said that this version in particular is on the LTSB servicing ring, however there doesn't seem to be much documentation on how this servicing branch gets patched. Is anyone able to shed any light on this [links to the MS articles maybe]?
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I have added the Volume Activation role to one of my Windows 2012 R2 DCs to use for KMS.  It is working properly, available for activating other 2012 R2 machines on the domain, as soon as it builds up enough contacts in the domain.  My problem is adding the Client keys for Windows 10 and Server 2016.  I have applied Windows update KB3172614, which is supposed to allow a 2012 R2 server to handle the activation for later OS versions.  However, when I try to add the client keys for Windows 10 and Server 2016, I get the error, "0xC004F050  The Software Licensing Service reported that the product key is invalid."  Adding the KB is supposed to fix this error, but it didn't.  Does anyone know of another KB or other process that will fix thie issue?  Thanks for any help you can give.
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I am using ADFS 4 on Windows Server 2016.  I am making a post request to the OAuth2/token endpoint with the grant_type of refresh_token.  After making the POST, I get back an updated access_token and id_token.  But I am not getting back an updated refresh_token so the user can remain with their permission without needing to re-authenticate.  Is there some setting I need to change in ADFS in order to get an updated refresh_token?
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I have a user that is unable to sign in to his Office 365 account on the local desktop applications: Outlook 2016, Word 2016, Excel 2016, etc.  I keep receiving a message when signing in to Outlook "This feature is disabled by your administrator".  I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Office several times, tried modifying these registry keys in the article below: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3039000/this-feature-has-been-disabled-by-your-administrator-error-in-office-2 , and also tried an office repair.  I was able to sign-in on their account by using a different Windows username.  I also could sign-in on their account by using a different computer, but using their Windows username.  We also tried to deactivate all their devices on the Office admin portal, but that did not seem to work either.  Please let me know if anyone has any ideas or suggestions.
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if you establish a windows 'RDP' connection to a windows server in the same domain, do any of the logs on the server you are 'rdp'ing' onto itself capture the IP address of where the RDP connection came from? Or any clues of the device used to establish the connection?
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Installing Windows updates on Windows Server 2016 has following exception:

Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x8E5E03FB: 2018-05 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based Systems (KB4103720).

This is happening on the cumulative updates on the server.  

Please guide for a resolution.
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I'm following the instructions on setting up Direct Access on a Server 2016 server using the steps found here.

What steps do I need to follow to "Obtain a server certificate for IP-HTTPS connections, with a subject name that matches the FQDN of the server" (step 3)?

I would like to do this with an internal certification authority.

Please provide me with the exact steps on how to do this.
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I have a new Server 2016 machine on the same domain as an old SBS2008 machine. I have joined the 2016 box to the domain and promoted it to a DC. It has replicated AD, DNS and Group Policy but it wont create the SYSVOL or NETLOGON shares on the new machine. I have tried all the fixes on google i could find that seemed relevant but it wont replicate FRS. As it seems to have replicated everything else i was wondering if i could simply manually copy over the SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares to the new machine? I know its probably not recommended but the old machine will be demoted so in theory i would have thought that at that point it wouldnt matter that it couldnt replicate?
Anyway if anyone has any idea if this approach is workable please let me know?
Thanks in advance.
Andrew
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Hello ,

I have some queries  regrading NEW WSUS server setup , Please provide your suggestion on below mentioned points.

1.  Which DB should use WID or SQL Express ?
2. Is it recommended to push Services pack to  WSUS client machine like (win8/10 ),As services pack comes with hefty file size &  it may impact network perform if same time all machine try to get update from WSUS?
3. In case of downstream wsus server , Do we need to have DB for respective downstream server ?

Please help me out with these queries .

Thanks
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My notebook as 1TB of SSD, partitioned into drives C: thru G:.  Reasonable amount of unallocated space, but C: seems to keep growing.  Twice I have repartitioned to put more into C:, but I am not installing a lot of new stuff, so don't understand the growth.  Previously, I found that Recycle was not getting emptied, so did that and got a lot of space back.  Just did it again and there was not much in it; C: is now still pretty full.  I have used WinDirStat but not revealing some unexpected, unused program that gets my attention.

Note:  I faithfully have all programs installed on C:, and no app data; all of the app data is D thru G.  I save off D-G daily to an NAS unit, and C: is constantly updated by Carbonite.  This allows me to re-image when needed without restoring to old data.
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Installed a new Windows Server 2016 at an existing SBS 2011 site.  Email was Migrated to Office 365 several months ago and all clients were connected and working fine.

New server and domain are connected to Office 365 and Azure AD for management and password replication is working perfectly.

All Outlook 2010 clients connect to Office 365 fine.

None of the Outlook 2016 clients will connect to Office 365 for the previous user of the pc.  

Get

"something went wrong we weren't able to register your device and add it to windows"

and it continually asks for password.

Machine User Profiles were migrated from old domain to new domain.

 Can add outlook profile for new users and, can add an outlook profile for the user on a different machine.

The problem seems to be only present when the following are present.

Windows 10 Pro
Outlook 2016
Outlook profile existed on machine before the domain migration.

I have tried removing all Outlook profiles from the mail control panel and the registry.  No Joy.
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Windows 10

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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.