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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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Hey guys,

I can't access network shares when primary domain controller is down.  I have DFS setup and configured.

My Configuration:

I have two Windows server 2012 R2 domain controllers, DCFS01 and DCFS02.  On both servers, I have installed and configured the following roles: AD, DNS, DHCP (fail-over) and DFS.  My DFS namespace is DCFS01.  I have no problem with file replication between the servers.  My only concern is that I can't access my network shares when DCFS01 is down.  It's there but have red x.  Although, I can access data through \\DCFS02\Shares.  I would like to get it working so I can access it through \\contoso.local\Share\folder.  Also, one other thing, It doesn't map my network drives when working off of DCFS02.  When I disconnect mapped network drives, restart, it doesn't map my network drives.  I use GPO to map my network drives.  If anyone has experienced this issue, I could sure use your help.  Thanks in advance.
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Hi All Expert,

Good Day.

I am tasked to help outside vendor on SonicWall NetExtender VPN setup and don't have much knowledge on this SonicWall NetExtender, I went to the official website and was shock that it does not have the download for windows. The firewall is Sonicwall and I was given the IP address and domain though, windows 10 I know can download the SonicWall Mobile Connect, but I need windows 7 as well. Appreciate if any expert here have SonicWall VPN experience can assist me on.

One of my win10 laptops can connect to the internet but cannot see other devices in my network. Even my television can see all the wireless devices in the house but the laptop can't. My other win7 laptop can see everything as well. My win10 desktop is hardwired and wifi connected to the router and can see the other devices but if I unplug the cable the other devices disappear. All the usual network things are turned on such as network discovery. Can anyone help as this has been going on ever upgrading to win10.
Problem: I need to keep all of my big display screens (35+) in the entire corporation to be always on and not running screen saver or even locked away to the login screen.

OS: Windows 7 and Windows 10 [all domain joined]

The most recent GPO changes done by the security team mandated that all normal workstations be locked automatically when idle for 5 minutes (no mouse movements).

Can anyone here please assist me how to configure the Group policy to allow the executable called Caffeine.exe to be executed in the background for all of my Display Screen devices?

I have put them all into specific OU: domain.com/Site1/Computers/DisplayTV

Downloaded from: http://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/

Any other idea with PowerShell script that runs windows 7 and 10 would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Since years, I have two monitors connected to my PC
This morning, when starting the system, both were working but the resolution was changed (not by me) and they are duplicate of each other !
Going to the settings  (advanced), I click on detect and it says that no other monitor is detected !
How can I revert back to the normal situation with two "independant" screens ?
We have a brand new RDS environment on Server 2016.  It was set up by Microsoft who came onsite to help us.  It worked great.

THEN - some genius IT director decided our gateway servers need to be in a DMZ.  

Now, it doesn't work and I need help finding out why.

What ports are needed from the gateway server to the Connection broker?  I currently have 443 and 3389 open from the gateway servers to the connection brokers.

The gateway servers are pointed to a load balanced VIP in front of our two connection brokers.

My network guy tells me it's all configured correctly, but the only thing that changed was that the two gateway servers moved to a DMZ.  Nothing in the config of the deployment changed.

Anyway, how do I go about troubleshooting this please?



I have a Server 2016 Cluster with 4x Nodes - what is the command in Server 2016 to refresh the VM Configuration?

The commands in this link dont work which seem to apply only too Server 2012 R2: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ee461058.aspx

Trying to find the correct 2016 Commands, anyone?
like.. if we to start our Personal computer then it start all the services on startup it cause the delay in turn on the computer  , so that is why we need to overcome from this give proper idea for this problem.

I'm looking around for a game console for 2 kids (6 & 8, one loves football, the other is a dancing girl).
So I know there is Nintento Playstation, Microsoft XBox (one, S, 360 ... and even Windows10??? not sure what differences are?) and WII.
Then there is also the Kinect, what I love as an idea.

Have read something about it and saw two games which are great "Just Dance" and "Kinectimals" which look great fun to me.
Also being able to play with multiple persons (whole family or friends) seems great (f.e. dancing or bowling).

Now I think I have to go for the Kinect, so then XBox is my choice (if you do not agree, let me know), I have a spare Windows 10 laptop (Dell E7250) which I could use ... to run these games? Then I might also find them online somewhere (games)?
Then I only need to buy the Kinect and the games. I do already have Netflix and mediaplayer on TV so those features are not needed. Will not play myself any fancy games (I guess, never played before) so what would be the best option here?

Any input welcome!
I have a Mac with PowerPoint:mac 2016 on it plus a Parallels VM with Windows 10 and PowerPoint 2016 (PC).

For training sessions, I'd like to be able to connect a projector so that I can present, using Presenter View on the Mac display and display the slide show on the projector.

I also need to to be able to toggle views to show PowerPoint (PC) in mirrored mode (same view on Mac display and projector) so that I can demonstrate various techniques.

The challenge seems to be that these two needs appear to conflict with each other.

I have managed to present using PowerPoint:mac in Presenter View and then swipe OSX monitor spaces to get to PowerPoint PC in Normal View for the demo element but there doesn't seem to be a way to get the Windows environment to invoke display monitoring, independent of the OSX spaces.

There are so many places to setup monitor properties including:

1. OSX : System Preferences / Displays (for mirror/extend) + Mission Control (for spaces)
2. Parallels : Options / Full Screen + View types (full/coherence etc.)
3. Windows : Notifications / Project (Duplicate / Extend)

Is there a way to achieve my objective? My environment:

OSX Yosemite (10.10.5)
Parallels Desktop 11.2.1
PowerPoint:mac 2016 Version 16.8 (171114)
Windows 10 x64
PowerPoint:PC 2016 Version 1711 Build 8711.2037
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Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Finally gonna pull the plug on the 2008 SBS I installed 7 years ago this weekend.
I've got 2 Dell PowerEdge T430seach with a Xeon ES-2630 & 64 GB of ram, that I plan on having 2 VMs running on each.
One of the servers will run Exchange 2016 & a DC (not on the same VM) & the other will be file & print server & a back up DC (again, separate VMs).
Any recommendations on this scenario, as far as allocating resources, etc?
Since there's no upgrade path from exchange 2007 to 2016 & I've only got about 30 mailboxes, I was going to export pst files & import into new exchange server. I also understand both cannot exist in domain at the same time during this process, correct?
After transferring FMSO roles to one of the new DCs, how do I gracefully remove old SBS from domain? Just demote & unjoin domain?
I'm also guessing there will be a 'point of no return' in this transition & want to be prepared.
I'm seeing this as a big jump off the deep end so any advice appreciated!
Thanks & Happy Thanksgiving to all!
What is the command or method that should be used to reset the Windows 10 Security Identifier (SID)?

My organization has purchased several desktops that have all been loaded with the same Windows 10 OS which was restored using Veeam.

We will be keeping and won't be reloading these operating systems and simply need to make sure there are no conflicts with these computers being added to the same Server 2016 AD domain.

Does anything else need to be done besides resetting the Windows 10 SID and giving each computer a unique computer name?
I have a user who has a background picture he wants to save but has no idea where he downloaded of saved the photo. How could I search to see where the photo is located on the drive. I have looked in pictures, saved pictures and in the desktop under customize it doe not give the location of the file? This is windows 10 home version and I am going to re-image the laptop back to windows 7 pro to allow him to finally use the laptop as it was before someone upgraded it.
I have created several backups of Microsoft Surfaces running the Windows 10 Professional OS that I would like to restore to Lenovo T470 laptops.

These Microsoft Surfaces are running the Windows 10 Professional OS and are not running Windows 10 OEM software.

Does Veeam have any ways of restoring backup images to dissimilar hardware? I will gladly purchase new Windows 10 licenses to do this if necessary.
I have several bootable USB thumb drives that I would like to create ISO image files of so that I can write these .ISO images to other flash drives to create other bootable thumb drives in the future.

What utilities are able to do this?
I am currently battling with getting an SSTP VPN setup on my test network and wondered if I am missing something.

I had a 2008 Server which ran SSTP however this was on a single a server which also had Exchange and AD installed. An SSL cert was purchased for Exchange and the same cert was used for SSTP.

I have a new server which now has Hyper-V installed and I am running a DC and Exchange server both on Server 2016. I have installed the certificate for the exchange server and that is working fine however I am trying to use the same certificate on the DC for setting up SSTP. I have imported the cerfiticate as it says on various pages however the drop down menu with RRAS (see image below)

I don't do that much with certificates that often and it might be that I am missing something however I managed to set this up on server 2008R2 with no problems however I am wondering if that was because everything was on 1 server which simplified things?

Any help or tips regarding this or certificates would be much appreciated.
hello there

I am trying run a batch file which is added to run registry. the batch file call a registry file saved on the system
command I used is
regedit.exe /s c:\windows\custom.reg

After user logs in it runs good, but it will pop up "Adding information can unintentionally change or delete values and cause components to stop working" Are you sure you want  to continue.

How can I suppress this message.

We recently installed a Windows 2016 Server which is to be a basic Domain Controller, File Server, and to be used for DHCP / DNS.

It was installed and working for a couple of days, until DHCP stopped giving out IP addresses.

The scope was configured to give out 150 addresses which is plenty for the amount of devices, and the lease time set to 24 hours.

The service was running fine, we restarted this. And the leases showed that there was still enough IPs to go round.

Checking event viewer we see the error shown in screen1 stating another program is using Port67.

I have checked the firewall and all the rules here for Port67 are DHCP related. We currently have the router giving out DHCP but this is causing issues, so any guidance on this would be great.

Any more info needed please let me know.
Please provide me with the URL address for downloading the Windows 10 operating system restore media for a Microsoft Surface.

I have several Microsoft Surfaces that are unable to boot and I need to download and reinstall the Windows 10 Professional operating systems for these surfaces.

Please provide me with the URL address for doing this.
Visualize your virtual and backup environments
Visualize your virtual and backup environments

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Is there any way of directly restoring a Windows 10 OS that has been backed up with the free version of Veeam as a virtual OS within Microsoft Hyper-V?

I need to examine some operating systems and would like to mount these Veeam backed up Windows 10 operating systems within Windows Hyper-V.

How can this be done?
I create a DATA folder in the D drive of a WIN2016 server.  Under the advance share permission, I grant authentication users, system, and domain admins full control, change and read right.  

I then go to the Security tab->Advanced, and restrict regular users R/W write by disabling inheritance, and grant the server\users only Traverse Folder / execute file and List Folder / read data only

I plan to create additional departmental folders in the DATA folder.  

From a regular user workstation login, I map to \\myserver2016\data and I am still able to create files there.  

Please advise if anything I have missed.  

Windows 10 OS trying to RDP over a VPN to a server 2012 R2 with Network  level Authentication enabled
Is bringing up a Windows security screen
the Credentials that were used to connect to XXXXXXXXX did not work. Please enter new credentials
The Logon attempt failed

Other testing
using a Windows 7 OS with older RDP works it brings up the normal windows logon screen and post password fill in brings up certificate of server RDP `ing to
Credentials are fine if a RDP from a server in the domain to this server it works ( so credentials are all fine.

1. We CANNOT remove NLA it MUST stay on the server in question
I am using SCCM to deploy my OS and patch work.  Currently I am on W7 environment and I am looking to start testing W10 deployments.  I have MS VL with SA.  

I will be deploying W10 Enterprise and want to know would you use LTSB or CB for the OS?
I followed the steps here https://hub.docker.com/r/nanoserver/mysql/  to install mySQL and PHP, however, I need the ability to access the MySQL instance via port 3306 via MySQL WorkBench..  To do this I would imagine I need to allow remote access via the mysql command ...  But.. when I type 'mysql -u root -p' via the folder that mysql is running in (connected to session via Enter-PSSession <type-here-containerID> -RunAsAdministrator it just hangs and nothing happens.  Any ideas?
i'm trying to repair a system that won't boot anymore
disk + hardware checks out ok (new install on other disk + diags ok)
i ran SFC and Dism - trying to repair the os, but when dism runs it gives at 86.3 % Always the error the source files could not be found
my command was :  Dism /image:e: /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /Source:wim:d:\sources\install.wim:2  /limitaccess
e: was my usb boot stick, and d: is the OS partition i'm trying to repair
the stick contains both the install.esd and install.wim files
more info here :  https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29061891/windows-10-repair-fails.html#a42375791
here's the log i got :
suggestions are welcome - but don't suggest a fresh install - i know that

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.