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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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Lost Firefox bookmarks:

I recently reinstalled Windows 10 and my wife's bookmarks were not backed up and I forgot to do so.  Windows 10 was already on the computer when I reinstalled it and I did a clean install.  Is there anyway to get the .json (firefox bookmarks) file back?
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An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

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As the administrator for our MS Server 2016 Essentials network, I sometimes need to  view coworkers c drive.

I simply use WinKey R  > \\JanesCpu\c$   and supply my network admin credentials.  

For the rest of the day I can view  JanesCpu without supplying the credentials.

Clearly the admin credentials are being saved somewhere, but where are they, and how can I delete them when I am done?
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SBS 2011 standard migration to windows server 2016 essentials - Advice please

I've been tasked with upgrading a SBS 2011 Standard server with Windows Server 2016 Essentials on new hardware. At present, the client has 12 users, running the server as file storage and on-premise Exchange 2010. Customer does not use SharePoint. Customer would like to migrate to Exchange Online.

This customer is new to me so I don't have the benefit of the current server’s history or any past/potential problems that have or may occur.

I would like your advice on the best (least problematic) way forward. Do I:

1) Migrate on-premise exchange to Exchange Online. Once complete, disable on-premises exchange services. Leave for a week to ensure email is okay and client happy. Then either:

a)      Create brand new domain using windows Server 2016 Essentials and join clients to new domain.
b)      Migrate SBS 2011 Std to Windows Server 2016 Essentials

If I migrate, is there a chance of bringing problems over from the old server (if any exist)?

I welcome your thoughts/comments
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Hi ,

A new client has accidentally increased the disk space on his Parallels VM whilst it was in active in Windows. Of course its frozen and not sure what to do next. If i recall historically does it not corrupt the vm, rendering it unbootable? I dont think he took any backups so i wondered if there were any steps to recovering the virtual machine. It's running Windows 10 on a Mac book Pro.

Thanks
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We're running IBM Notes 9.01 as mail client under Windows 10. While migrating to Office 2016 a strange problem appears:
All Office applications can send the currently open file as a mail attachment (File -> Share -> E-Mail (as attachment, as PDF, as XPS, just as Link is greyed out)).

Only PowerPoint can't: when clicking the same menu in PowerPoint a single button "as link" is visible and it is greyed out. The other 3 options are just not there.

Any idea?

Notes works fine, it is the default mail client under Windows 10 1709. I.e. clicking a mailto: link opens Notes.

BTW, Win 7 - Office 2010 -  Notes 8.5 no problem, PowerPoint displays all options
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I've installed a new 4TB magnetic HDD to my Windows 10 machine. It has 2 partitions of roughly 2TB each. The drive didn't just appear, but I found that using the Windows Computer Management tool I could format the first partition and assign it as E: in Windows.

However, there doesn't seem to be a way to assign the remaining 2TB to a drive or even to format it. I've attached a screenshot of what's showing in the Windows Computer Management tool.

How can I get Windows 10 to recognise the remaining part of the disk? Thanks!

Update: Following this guide, I was able to combine both partitions into a single 4TB partition, however I had been hoping to have 2 drive letters with roughly 2TB assigned to each. I'm still not sure if I can do that.
Computer-Management-HDD-Capture.PNG
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I have a batch file that runs within Windows 10 as part of a startup script (see the screenshot)

What "Script Parameters" do I need to specify so that this batch file script will run within an elevated Command Prompt?

Win-10-Startup-Script
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Windows 10 Ent - Remote shutdown responding with "Failed to connect to registry"
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Hi Experts!

A mate of mine brought up something that I thought was a top idea and an option that I wouldn't mind having myself.

On my Windows 10 Pro install, I have five browsers installed - Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Avast Safezone Browser.

Is there a way (or plugin) available for a Windows based OS to "not" default to a specific (default) browser, but be asked which browser you want a hyperlink (say in an email) to open in?

I'd find this handy at times. I'm told it's available on Android devices via an app called "Better open with" or similar.

Must be something similar available for us poor Windows users?  :)

Your suggestions, please?

Regards, Andrew
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Hello, I was wondering if there truly is a way to add a self-hosted Exchange account to Windows 10.

In Settings/Accounts/Email & App Accounts there is an Add Account button which supposedly allows you to add and Sync many kinds of account: Google, Yahoo, iCloud AND Exchange.

They all work, except for Microsoft's own Exchange??

Here's what I try to do: I use advanced settings to add an Exchange Active Sync account (we're using Exchange 2016).

I get the following form:



So I enter all required data, which I entered in a gazillion other interfaces on Android, on Outlook, on Thunderbird (with DavMail) and more, and they work everywhere.

Microsoft's own OS seems to accept the data, but then it doesn't sync anything. I just need to sync the calendar, but it just won't work. It stays stuck trying to sync, then just gives up.

No error whatsoever in Windows events, either. I'm totally flabbergasted.
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Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

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I wanted to upgrade from windows 10 32 bit to 64 but i checked on intel utility assistant and it showed me my virtualization was locked off... how do i fix that? I have acer aspire 4750 and phoenix bios and it is compatible with 64 bit... thanks in advance
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Hi all, really need some urgent help please.  I have a brand new Dell server that I have set up with a domain controller using Server 2016 Standard running as a Hyper V. I've spent the best part of a week setting it up and at the last minute was asked to add VPN access, so I went to add the role in Server Manager and it gets about half way through then fails with Error: 0x80073701.  

I've googled it and there are some articles about missing language packs but I can't really make sense of the suggested fix (removing fr_FR and de_DE keys from  bits of the registry). I could really do with someone guiding me through fixing this as it's causing a lot of grief.  Steps I have taken so far:

Run DISM.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehelath
Run SFC /Scannow
Removed Antivirus software (just in case)
Restarted
Logged on as a different admin user

Would be very grateful if someone out there could help me please!

All the best

Adam
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We are planning to deploy a Windows Server 2016 domain controller with Exchange 2016 and just wanted to clear up a licensing concern.  We have 50 users that will need CAL's, so in this type of deployment, will I need to purchase 50 Windows Server 2016 CAL's as well as 50 separate Exchange 2016 CAL's also?  I believe this is what we will need but just wanted to make sure since the Exchange CAL's appear to be almost double the cost as Server 2016 user CAL's depending on where you look.  

Thank you
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When I try to delete an empty OU container (named "NoEmail" within a Server 2016 AD environment using the Active Directory Users and Computers console I get the message shown below "You do not have sufficient privileges to delete NoEmail, or this object is protected from accidental deletion."

How can I delete this OU container?

Cant-Delete-OU-Container
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Hi folks, I'm looking for some best practices for a project that I'm working on.

Lets say we have webserver A and webserver B and both have an identical set of pages that represent a site. The two IIS servers are load balanced so incoming requests get sent to either one.

User hits the site and then does something that triggers a download or upload of a file that is temporarily stored on the IIS server in a work area for X duration. All of the IIS servers need to access the same "work area" because if the next request puts the user on webserver B, the data in the work area won't be present anymore.

Is the best way to address this situation to simply have a virtual folder that points to a common networked UNC on all the webservers so the data in that area will always be consistent?

It would seem to me that this would be the only way to accomplish this, but I'd love to hear if there was a better/slicker solution to this. Thanks!
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We use IVANTI as deployment system to deploy software.
When we deploy ADOBE ACROBAT READER, the user can use it but it is not the default PDF program.
In WIN10 the default for PDF is IE. But we need ACROBAT.

Do you know a way to set ACROBAT as default PDF reader after an installation ?
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Lenovo Thinkpad latop Model 20CD0033US recently upgraded through a fresh Windows 10 install from older upgrade.
i7-4500 U
8G RAM
256GB SS Drive
Win 10 Home


Problem is that touchpad is no longer recognized in Device Manager.  Advice appreciated how to address via new driver and hardware recognition.
I have a restore USB but would rather keep the fresh OS install if possible..

thanks
cn
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Since an automatic update to Windows 10, the instant search feature in my Outlook 2007 does not work properly. In the Search Options window in Outlook, the "Index messages in these data files" window is blank. Any ideas of how to get the indexing corrected? I have rebuilt the Windows Index and run scanpst to correct the mail file.
Index Screenshot
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We are looking at a few Windows tablets, mainly
1. Samsung Galaxy TabPro S
2. Lenovo Miix 510
3. Acer Switch 3

Q1:
Does the Windows comes built-in with a Windows Firewall?   Planning to use it for customers to generate
e-Tickets at counter when they touch it but we want to filter it such its open ports are accessible only to
certain designated IP

Q2:
Can we harden it?  Is a tablet's Windows 10 the same as normal PC's Windows 10?

Q3:
Can we install AV and whitelisting tool (from McAfee) on tablets' Windows 10?

Q4:
What about patching?  Is it the same as normal PC's Win 10 patching or there are
special security patches (ie from Acer, Samsung, Lenovo) or the patches are from
MS ?
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I currently am running 5 servers for 2008 R2 Terminal servers. I need to upgrade to 2016. From what I understand, 2008R2 will not work with 2016. Things like the license manager and etc will need to be replaced. Can I transfer some of my 2008 R2 terminal licenses to 2016?

For 2016 Terminal services, I will not be using RemoteApp or Virtual desktops. It will be session based desktops. I will also be using an external load balancer for  loading balancing.
across the RDS servers. With that in mind which of the services do I need to fully push out a working 2016 TS system?

Remote Desktop Connection Broker (RD Connection Broker):
 
Remote Desktop WebAccess (RD Web Access)

Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host RDSH):

Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway):
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I'm trying to run a system restore on my new Windows 10 Pro Thinkpad X1 Carbon but am not having any luck. After the system reboots and I sign on, a message is displayed (see attached screen shot) informing me that System Restore failed. The message blames it on antivirus but I turned off Windows defender before running it so I doubt that's the real problem.

Any ideas?
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Windows 10 update keeps failing. Trying to update from build 14393 to 16299. I get to 92% but get the error code 0x8007001f. Already tried everything at http://www.errorlive.com/error-code-0x8007001f (windows troubleshooter, deleted windows update folder, downloaded manually, ran sfc, ran dism) anyone have any suggestions? TIA
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We're trying to implement the new GP settings to mitigate the CredSSP vulnerability (CVE-2018-0886) in Windows RDP.

I have two servers set up - one patched and one is in a test farm and has not been patched since January.  I have manipulated GP to set the policy to all three settings - "Vulnerable", "Mitigated", and "Force Updated Clients".  When connecting from an older thin client or from the unpatched server to the patched server, the RDP connection behaves as expected.  That is it connects unless the GP is set to Force Updated Clients".

But when I try to connect from the patched server to the unpatched server using RDP it always works.  The documentation looks to me like a client set to either "Mitigated" or "Force Updated Clients" should not connect.  I have the same behavior on a Windows 10 Pro Workstation.  The GP for it is set to "Force Updated Clients", but I can still connect to any server whether it's updated or not.

Has anyone else tried this.  Any explanation or ideas?
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Tried to do a clean install, Windows said it could not reformat the disk because it has a MBR partition table and on EFI systems, Windows can only be installed on GPT disks.  took the disk to a shop to format. Tried to install to the clean disk, got the same message.
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Did you guys see Windows 10 version 1607 reached end of service on April 10, 2018.  
Does it mean they have a  new version to push?
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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.