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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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Quick Backup of windows 2016 hyper-v server.

Can I just shut down hyper-v server . Then to copy vhdx file to a usb?
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OWASP: Avoiding Hacker Tricks
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If I put Windows 10 on a box it can hit the Internet.  If I reconfigure the box with Ubuntu 18.04 it cannot.

Googling shows that 18.04 is using something new called netplan and many having issues with it.  Haven't seen anything to show that it actually works.

Is Ubuntu 18.04 networkable?
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Xactimate28

Installed on server 2012r2 server and already have other PC's with the program installed and connected but the windows 10 machine while doing the install and you get to were you map it to the mapped drive the browser does not show any mapped drives but in explorer they are there
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What does the double percentages before the numbers mean? "%%3%%8%%9.CRL"

CERTUTIL -SETREG CA\CRLPUBLICATIONURLS "1:%WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\CERTSRV\CERTENROLL\%%3%%8%%9.CRL\N2:http://pki.ECHOs.com/certenroll/%%3%%8%%9.crl\n10:ldap:///CN=%%7%%8,CN=%%2,CN=CDP,CN=PublicKEY SERVICES,CN=SERVICES,%%6%%10"
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Hello,

I am trying to reset the local admin password for Windows Server 2K16. The only account that has access to the desktop is a basic user account so I am unable to make any changes in the GUI (lusrmgr.msc). I tried to boot to the windows recovery prompt but I can not seem to find the drive with the local os installed. Below are the following drives that I can see in recovery cmd:

A:
D:
X:

How can I get C, or the hdd with the actual os to show? I do have a \windows\system32 folder in X but there is no utilman.exe file. This is a VMWare box if that helps

Thanks in advance!
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We just added our first 2016 DC (FFL/DFL 2008R2) to run along with our existing 2008R2 DC.
Is there anything that will break or oddities with AD, LDAP that others might have noticed if all FSMO roles are on 2016 DC versus the 2008R2 in the scenario above.
I ask because we have noticed some strange application behaviour and it is too sporadic right now to put my finger on it.
Replication is good and no errors.
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Hey guys,
I just had an interesting experience.  I called Lenovo support because a user's computer had Windows Activation issues.  She got an error claiming that the computer was licensed for Home but was running pro.  I was told to do all the Lenovo System Updates and sure enough it fixed the problem.

I am wondering if there are any specific Windows Updates that are causing this that we can block on our system to prevent this from happening to more computers.  Thanks
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I am trying to import a Win10 Startmenu .xml in a sysprep unattend.xml file.  There are no errors reported when the unattend xml is validated with MS WSI.  Sysprep runs without an error, but the startmenu layout is not imported.  Not sure if this is where I should place these powershell commands to import the layout.  This is a segment of the unattend.xml file I am using.

    <settings pass="oobeSystem">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
            <FirstLogonCommands>
                <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
                    <Description>Set Powershell Execution Policy to Unrestricted</Description>
                    <CommandLine>powershell.exe Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -force</CommandLine>
                    <Order>3</Order>
                    <RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput>
            </SynchronousCommand>
                <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add">
                    <Description>Load Start Menu</Description>
                    <Order>4</Order>
                    <CommandLine>powershell.exe Import-StartLayout –LayoutPath C:\W10Setup\StartLayout\StartLayout.xml –MountPath $env:SystemDrive\</CommandLine>
                    <RequiresUserInput>false</RequiresUserInput>
            …
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Need way to get legible list of installed programs on Win 10.  PS does not show everything.  Neither does the cmd wmic.  I know there's a 3rd party SW that does it but I cant recall who.
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Hi!
I just set up a current employee on Windows 10.  I also just downloaded Office 365 for the first time on your her computer.  All her Word documents are showing up as Office Open XML Docs.  Even when she opens it and saves as a Word document, the icon does not change to a Word doc.  Her excel files are associated correctly.  
TIA for you help!
Lisa
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Thanks in advance to all experts for your time and insights.
Issue: We had two 2008R2 Domain Controllers (AD FFL/DFL is 2008R2) that both acted as GC, DNS... I replaced one of them (DC2 - secondary DNS) with a new 2016 DC (using same name and IP, but DNS was cleaned properly and demotion of old one and promotion of new one worked flawlessly). All DNS records replicated between the remaining DC1 2008R2 and the new DC2 2016 and I do not see any replication or DNS issues in the Event logs. I now started the process of testing to replace the last 2008R2 DC (DC1) and part of the test was to turn off the existing 2008R2 DC1 and run the entire domain off the new 2016 DC2 which has all the FSMO roles on it. Everything seemed to work fine, but we experienced issues with Outlook seeing the Exchange servers as well as several application servers having issues with client application software (on W7 workstations) connecting to them. Pinging servers by name and IP worked fine, but nslookup kept insisting that it queries the DC1 which was off. So I removed the DC1 from the static network card DNS settings on the Exchange servers and Outlook managed to connect right away. I changed the priority of the DNS servers on the DNS list network card) on the application servers and as soon as I did that everything worked. I realize this was a DNS issue and know that it might take 15 min + before the workstations try for the secondary DNS server, but I am also wondering how to overcome the problem …
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I am in the process of upgrading all DCs from 2008R2 to Server 2016.
On my 2nd DC (let's call it DC2) I have run into a problem - one Service Location record for the decommisioned DC will not go away.
DC2 was demoted, had its roles and features removed and was then taken out of the domain.

After removal I manually deleted the server object in Sites and Services, and cleaned up in DNS as well (the DNS is AD integrated with all DCs being DNS servers and Global Catalogs).

All DNS records stayed deleted, shot of one:
The Service Location _kerberos record representing DC2 keeps coming back - not matter how many times I delete it :-(
The record is located under "Forward Lookup Zones -> _msdcs.mydomain.name -> dc -> _sites -> Default-First-Site-Name -> _tcp -> _kerberos Service Location (SRV) [0][100][88] DC2.mydomain.name 26.10.2018 07:00:00

I did find a remnant of DC2 in the reverse lookup zone for its subnet using ADSI Edit - I deleted that record from in ADSI Edit.

It is now close to 48 hours since I deleted DC2 and I hesitate to move forward with my upgrade, because the next domain controller to be introduced into the domain will get DC2's old IP address (need to reuse the IP due to statically configured DNS server IPs on lots of hosts).


Anyone have an idea what could be causing this record the keep reappearing?
What am I missing?
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I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro for free when that was offered a few years ago.  Today the following message showed up in the bottom right hand corner of my computer: “Active Windows Go to Settings to activate Windows”

When I go to Settings it shows Windows is not activated.  When I Troubleshoot I get the attached message.   For the record, I’ve not made any hardware or software changes.

I spoke with a Microsoft activation customer support specialist who through remote access tried unsuccessfully to resolve this for me.  She couldn’t explain why I received this notification today after having run Win10 Pro for many years.  She insinuated that after a certain period the free upgrade installation requires purchase.  I told her that was not clear to me when I installed the free upgrade and asked if this meant millions of people are now being asked to pay for the Win10 upgrade they was free.  She didn’t give me a straight answer.  Instead she said I have three options:

1.      Input the Win7 Product Key
2.      Provide Microsoft with Win7 Proof of Purchase
3.      Buy a Win10 installation

I don’t currently have the Win7 Product Key handy and will look for it tomorrow.  In the meantime, I’m asking:  

1.      Does anyone know why this happened?
2.      Is it true everyone is going to have to pay for that free upgrade from a few years ago?

Greg
Win10-activation-troubleshooting.pdf
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What is the best way to count the number of files in a folder, for instance, I need to count the total number of files that are in the documents folder, in addition to files in subfolders?

OS: Windows 10
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Just installed WAMP on Windows 10. (There was no WAMP on my PC previously)

When I click the launch icon on my desktop, the command window opens for a few seconds and closes. The WAMP icon does not appear in the tray at the bottom right. (Although it did once, the first time, and it was Red).

I read somewhere (Google) that it could be a conflict with SkyPe also using Port 80. But my SkyPe is the latest version and Googling tells me that now you can't change (or see) the Port number on SkyPe!

What can I check please?

Thanks
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At work we're a Google shop.  I am wondering what the security is regarding my personal Drive and if that's visible to everyone.
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I have Adobe Acrobat DC Pro: 2015 Release (Classic) Ver 2015.006.30456. It's missing the display mode item in view that allows for a dark theme. The current white on white is ridiculous. Program is updated fully. There seems to be no workaround. And I don't see a registry key to modify. Any way to change to the dark or night mode? Thanks.
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Is it possible to create a cross-platform desktop application in Visual Studio 2017 that will run in both Windows 10 and Linux environments (how is it done)?  
I don't see any "New Project" options that stand out, nor much information on the web.

Thanks
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I'm trying to load Windows 10 on the Dell laptop but it won't boot from USB. The BIOS is set to EUFI and Secure Boot disabled. I tried to add a boot option but that didn't work either?  I've used this USB in the past with EUFI BIOS so I guess I'm missing something I need to set in the BIOS.
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10 Tips to Protect Your Business from Ransomware
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I need to install a web-service related Win 2016 std / IIS server on the DMZ. We will use public SSL certificate on that. It will then query data form AD LAN SQL server.

What is the best practice to do this keeping in mind that I have read that you don't want to have AD joined servers on the DMZ?

I have installed public SSL certificates only to AD Servers and now I don't know what to do with this workgroup 2016 std server regarding public SSL certificate.

I believe tat I need to install IIS on this server.
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How to disable windows store in windows 10 pro?

environment
Windows 10 pro joined to domain
Windows server 2016

I've tried to disable via gpo but nothing
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Store; in the Settings pane on the right, double click Turn off Store application, select Enabled in the properties page for the policy and click OK.
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On a new Win10/PRo 64 machine, I'm trying to install a program I used on the old computer - TreePad, a simple two-pane organizer. Their web pages say the program has been adjusted for windows 10. First problem, when I open from a shortcut or directly from the .exe, the program seems to open twice, then the second instance closes itself. Second problem, I'm on a two monitor setup and when I move the program to monitor 2, use it and close, then reopen, it open back on its fixed position on monitor 1 (yes, the double opening again.) I've tried all the suggestions (turn off edge sticking in the os etc.) Yes, I've written to the software developer. No response. Yes I could but another two pane organizer, but this one is very good. I've tried Ultramon to try to pin it to monitor 2 and even that reliable program won't help. Thanks.
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Need help blocking Windows 10 third party pop up ads
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I need the best advice on setting file/folder permissions to accomplish a specific task.
I need a folder and under that folder to have subfolders of each of my users and within that folder have another folder that the users only has read only access.

If you look at the attached image
Active would be a hidden share and the user would have a shortcut on their desktop that brings them directly into Their folder , when user1 clicks the shortcut they will be in a folder that has another folder called complete and that is all they will see.  Files for them to work on will be placed in this user1 folder and when they are done either a batch file will move the files into complete or another user with access will move the files into complete. At that time user1 will be able to go into the complete folder and open the files and read them but will not be ale to modify or move the files.

In the past we had some problems with admins modifying rights on folders and inheritance really messing up our file server.  

I just want to know how an expert will tackle this task.  I also had another thought that the Complete folder instead would be a shortcut that brought the user to a different directory altogether which they only have read only access,  that way I don't have to worry about inheritance from folder above and setting deny permissions on the Complete folder.

All thoughts are welcome and I think this is an easy task, just don't want to do something and in time realize I …
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I run Windows 10 on my PC, and have the latest version of iTunes which I use to sync my Outlook to my iPhone 6 Plus.  A few days ago I got a new replacement phone (also a 6 Plus).  When I went to synchronize through iTunes the phone was found, and seemed to sync fine.  All of my Outlook changes were synced to the phone, but none of my Playlists or songs were.  I checked all the settings for iTunes (which were the same as what I've always used in the past), with the desired playlists marked for synchronizing.  I also checked the playlists in iTunes and all the songs were still there.  But after syncing none of the playlists or songs had synced.  I can't figure out why.  Can you help?

Thanks,

Phil
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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.