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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windows 10 pro workstation connect to domain, cannot remote desktop to computer.
1. Remote desktop access to computer is turned on.
2. Removed Webroot antivirus (not antivirus installed)
3. Go to control panel windows defender firewall, there is a yellow bar with, "for your security, some settings are managed by your system administrator."
3. Domain networks is green and connected
4. Private networks is red and not connected
5. Guest or public networks is not connected.

6. I have tried to turn off this through gpedit on my one domain controller and on the local workstation. (Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Network / Network connections / Windows Defender Firewall / domain Profile) set Windows Defender Firewall: Protect all network connections to disable.
7. I did gpupdate /force on the DC and then gpupdate on the local computer, (rebooted pc also).
8. I have tried the following command on the local computer, Turning Off Firewall Using Windows Command Prompt admin, "netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off" restarted computer and in control panel it domain firewall is still grayed out and on.

9. I am at a loss to turn this off and allow remote desktop to access this computer
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I need to spec an upgrade to a server stack, and would appreciate some advice.

The current spec is 15 users, all running Windows 10, Office 2010, and an Oracle practice management suit.

The current server stack is SBS 2011, (Dual Xeon E5620, 32gb Ram, Adaptec raid, 4 SAS 2TB, 2  x 2 TB Partitions) runnubg as DS and Exchange 2010 patched to SP3, rollup 26 . ), plus an additional Server 2008 R2 machine (Single Xeon E5606, 32Gb Ram,Adaptec raid, 4 SAS 1TB 1 x 2TB Patrition, running as the Oracle server.) . There is an additional Server 2008 R2 box running as a legacy SQL server for a redundant PMS, but I think it's time in the sun is done.

Currently there is a total of 2TB of data (including 300GB of exchange) on the SBS 2011 server, and 1TB on the Oracle Box.

The raid array in the SBS server has begun to fail, so management want the stack swapped out this Easter.

For privacy and security reasons the servers have to be on premise, not in the cloud.

With SBS no longer available, I need to spec servers and software, but the labrynth of options available is a little daunting.

Can you suggest a Harware/Software spec to go to?

On my Lenovo Windows 10 I got an error "message prius/tesla/leaf/panamera application stopped working"
Can´t find anything from the google.
What is this and how to remove it??
See the attachment.
Windows 10 Enterprise 1809,   Deploying Language Packs.  

Can someone help me with deploying Language Packs for Windows 10, 1809.    

There is very little information for 1809.

We are using MDT for our reference image, and then we create the WIM and insert into SCCM.    

What is best practice, and if you can provide step-by-step it would be appropriated.   I am new to deploying images.

Multiple networks drives are mounted automatically after boot. We added a new drive, but this time using the IP address of the Windows server instead of the Netbios name : the reason is because we want a password prompt and the username / password is different from the Windows account.

This was working perfectly with Windows 7. We have a new computer now with Windows 10. If a password is still asked, we were shocked to see that if we open Word we will be able to open a file that is supposed to be inaccessible !!!

When I open Windows Explorer, the drive W is not accessible (drive v "Test" is a 2nd test, more later). When i double click on it, i am prompt for credentials. Perfect.

I cancel (so the network drive is still inaccessible) and now I open Word, and open a recent file :

As you can see, the file is stored on the W drive. I can open it and see the content (the picture below is showing the content of my word document)! But thank you MS, I cannot save any changes to the file :

I cancel and go back to the Windows Explorer. Not only the icon for the network drive has changed, but if I try to connect to it, I have a different error saying basically that Windows cannot access the drive, but i am not invited anymore to enter credentials ! I have to reboot !

Now I have tested with a 2nd network drive, on a NAS (different IP) and it look likes its behaving …
Hi Expert,

I have just started learning windows server 2016 with Hyper V. I am struggling with group policy and total new into it, I wanted to push down installers like google chrome or Adobe Reader but never find the correct way despite some lookup form the net. Can anyone give me a step by step to use GPO with some example?

This is similar to a question I posted the other day, only this time, I want to be able to do the same thing with Browsers. Google hasn't been of much help.

I'm testing a variety of (5) browsers I plan to eventually do a review on, but in order to test them properly and to my own satisfaction, I need to keep switching the default Browser in Windows 10 using the GUI method in Default Apps. Too many clicks needed for my liking.

Is there a simpler way you know of that I could do the same thing with just a couple of mouse clicks, like the solution John found for me in my other question?

Ie: For my microphones, all I need to do to change the default Microphone to use is with one click of my mouse as shown below and it's done:

Example of the type of solution I'm looking for.
Similar to the above, I'd like to have a menu where I could just click and select any browser I want to make it the default browser in Windows 10 with one or two clicks.

Please note that I am heavily challenged when it comes to any type of coding, scripting or automating. A programmer I am not.

Using a GUI I can figure out how to do just about anything on Windows, but if I need to make changes via Powershell or similar, please include detailed instructions on how, where and why I need to enter any script(s) to achieve my end goal.

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Andrew
We have one computer that the clock is fast by 80 seconds.  It shows that it is getting its time from a DC and the DC is in sync with the world clock.

How do I determine why the computer is off?
Hi, i have a 2008 R2 terminal server, and i'm trying to add printers from a server 2016 print server, it keeps saying its not compatible because of kernel mode 4.0 drivers not being allowed.

I checked all of my group policies, i cannot find this anywhere, anyone ran into this?
How can I prevent devices from changing COM ports upon reboot on a Windows 10? We have a Windows 10 machine acting as a fax server with 2 USB US Robotics modems. Somehow the inbound fax modem is always on COM6 but the outbound fax modem changes the port upon reboot. This causes fax communication to break. How can I fix the COM ports so they don't change when the PC is rebooted?
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I am running WSUS on server 2012 R2, and have about 200 Windows 10 PCs which are consistently failing to install any Windows 10 Version 1803 updates.

Any thoughts as to the reason and possible resolution?
I asked this before and like to expand a bit deeper.  
 For some reason we have two DNS partitions. and company.local
No immediate problems to resolve, but there is potential for corruption.  My thoughts to remove it completely but like to research first.
The zone shows up on all Domain Controllers, but for some reason the replication is only pushed out via one particular.  All DCs replicate 5 partitions, but that one replicates 7.  The additional 2 are the partitions related to company.local
Its behaving like old 2003 AD partition where we only had single source replication from the PDC.  Could that be because I have all the FSMO roles on that DC?

We have a Windows 2016 server which we cannot start the Windows Firewall service.  The dependency "Windows Firewall Authorization Driver" service also cannot be started.  

I have try the sfc tool and it does not help.  Does anyone knows how another way to repair potential corrupted components if any?  Thanks.  

C:\Users\Administrator.CASUSA>sfc /scannow

Beginning system scan.  This process will take some time.

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some
of them. Details are included in the CBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. For
example C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log. Note that logging is currently not
supported in offline servicing scenarios.
I need to disable Microsoft Edge from preloading on approximately 200 computers, at a school, for a testing application to work. I tried a registry edit on each machine,(tested a small group) but that apparently only works on certain versions of Win. All of ours are Win10 Pro, but at different stages in the upgrade world. We have a server 2012R2 domain controller, and I imported Win 10 templates so I can edit Edge there with group policy, but autorun is not in the available items to edit. I am looking for a solution, that works with all variants of Win10 to this point, that I can run as a 1 click editor, on each computer while installing testing client, or implement in group policy. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Dear Experts,

I need your help urgently. We have a VM is hosted on remote location that servers as a EXCHANGE SERVER 2016. Today suddenly we  unable to send and receive the email, it was pining but throwing this error "Outlook unable to connect 0x80040115". Then I restart it but the server getting slow takes 15-20 Minutes to restart. And still the same problem was there then I did soft restart from open stack interface. After that we it not even ping, showing "Destination host unreachable". I called the company where is located they are working on it.  Its a high production environment. And I joined it new.
The server has C:\ drive with more than 50 GB space[yesterday i deleted IIS logs to save the space]  and D:\ is containing transactions logs files and Database of exchange server 800 GB.

My worry is the(Database, its a separate drive i think) D:\ will ok?
Should I setup new exchange server or wait for that guys who are working on it. But i have doubt they will be able to fix it.
What would be the best practice in this situation.
Pls guys help me out.

Hello All,

I'm using Microsoft MDT and WDS to deploy Windows 10.  I have created a deployment share on the MDT server as I typically do and assigned the share the appropriate permisssions.  I have built my base image and my capture task sequence.  When I try to run the LiteTouch.vbs to do the capture, I get the following:  

Execution of the Windows Script Host failed. (Access is denied).

I have not been able to find a solution to this problem.  I've verified permissions on the share.  The share is setup exactly like several that I have working.  I've tried setting the UseWinSafer key to 0 in HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings on the PC that I want to pull the image from.  Google is not helping much.  I'm hoping that one of you have some suggestions I can try.

I have an issue with Windows 10 that is driving me mental.. For  whatever reason the fonts folder constantly blocks installations that require font installations.. Example Auto Desk Viewer hangs up on "Error Writing to file: C:\Windows\Fonts\arial.tff Verify that you have access to that directory" but it is also happening when I try to install Desi lite which is a label making program "Error Writing to file: C:\Windows\Fonts\DesiPictograms.tff Verify that you have access to that directory"

All of my users have local admin rights, I have tried installing using the domain admin account and the local admin account with same issue. When I originally upgraded to Office 16 word was also complaining about access denied when I would select a font..

When logged on as admin I tried to access the fonts folder permissions and I get "access denied"

Any ideas?
Server 2016 Standard (VM) Start Menu does not work when left clicked. Fast hourglass but then not anything. Can right click. Have already tried the solutions of turning off/on of all start menu settings. Tried to re-register the start menu apps using: 'Get-appxpackage -all *shellexperience* -packagetype bundle |% {add-appxpackage -register -disabledevelopmentmode ($_.installlocation + “\appxmetadata\appxbundlemanifest.xml”)}'. As far as I can tell this started with the installation of the server but when unnoticed. It affects all users.

Additional Apps 5973 Error "Activation of app Microsoft.BrokerPlugin_cw5n1h2txyewy!App Failed with error: The app didn't start. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information" AND "Activation of app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed with the error: The app didn't start. See the Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational log for additional information" every time the Start menu is clicked.

All updates have been installed on this server. Running as a RDP Host and has only a handful of programs installed.
Any direction would be greatly appreciated.
I have a Hard Drive that is locked by Bitlocker the customer does not have the key to unlock.  I have tried everything I know, put HDD in my Sata dock it shows the drive as BirLocked
booted system with a Windows 10 OS CD got to a command prompt tried all the manage -bde commands I could find still no decrypt key.  Any ideas? This HDD is in a Dell All-In-One with Windows 10 Pro
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Hallo Experts
I would like to collect the following Threat Artifacts from a compromised Windows System:
  • CPU
  • Routing-, ARP- & Process tables
  • Memory
  • Temporary files
  • Relevant data from storage media
What would you collect? Is there any best practice from NIST or anyware?
Thanks a lot
Hallo Experts
For our Security Operations Center (SOC), we are searching for a tool that can collect “Threat Artifacts”. When I worked with McAfee in the past, they used GetSusp to collect information about undetected malware on their computer.
We are searching for a similar tool that we can use in the network to collect information remotely. What would you recommend us? It would be nice, if the tool would work on Windows & Linux, albeit this is not a must.
Thanks a lot
I am setting up a backup routine in Windows 10 using several ext. hdds.  I am using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) app.  In order to change out the drives I have to go into "Change settings" in the Schedule section and point the Backup job to the newly attached ext. hdd.  I'm trying to automate this process so I don't have to babysit the backups on a daily basis.  I have two questions.  First, is there a way to run Backup and Restore (Windows 7) from the command prompt? I'm hoping to find more switches/parameters to customize the backup job.  As well as, setup a task in Task Scheduler.  And second, is there a way to automate the swapping of the ext. hdds, where you go into the "Change settings" and point the backup job to the newly attached ext. hdd.  Thank you for any help with either or both of these questions.  I'm open to suggestions.
Created a script to remove apps for all users but it only removes apps for the user logged in. Im doing all this on a VM. Im trying to create an image without all unnecessary apps. Im not sure what im missing. I have attached the script im using.Win10-App-uninstall-final.txt
I was trying to add a mailbox into an existing Outlook 2016 profile on a Windows 10 machine and after I entered the email/password, a screen popped up:

Use this account everywhere on your device

Windows will remember your account and make it easier to sign in to apps and websites.  You won't have to enter your password each time you access your organization's resources.  You may need to allow them to manage certain settings on your device.

[] Allow my organization to manage my device

If I select "yes" it will try to register the laptop and will fail (but I don't want to register the device).  Is there a setting that controls this?  I don't remember seeing this in the past.  I believe it only applies to Windows 10 machines (my Windows 8 VM adds the mailbox fine without prompting me for this).
Business runs an exchange server (users login with LDAP) and a single user is having the following issue:
Outlook application both on his PC and android phone is not displaying the contents of some messages.
Messages between March 5th to March 13th appear to be blank but shows the subject line, confirmed that once they login on the webpage (OWA) these e-mails
do have content in them and are working fine.

User is running Windows 10 and outlook 2016 Pro.

Steps tried
- Reinstalling Outlook.
- Updated Windows OS.
- Updated the index on windows.
- Updated/synced sent/receive folders.
- Removed/Disabled add-ons.
- Disabled Hardware Graphics Acceleration.
Outlook App on phone showing empty messageScreenshot_20190314-152648_WhatsApp.jpg

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.