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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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Recent update to UPS WorldShip 2018 version has raise a security question.  After Installation I called UPS technical support to resolve error messages that come up when you run program after installation with elevated privileges in our Windows AD environment.

I was informed by the UPS Tech Support Representative that I needed to increase the permission to “Full” on the ”C:\Program Files\UPS” directory level, “C:\UPS” level for computers that have older installations of UPS WorldShip. Worldship does not relocate from C:\UPS directory if older version is being updated.

While I’m no expert, I do understand that this in not the preferred setting for directories in the “C:\Program Files\” directory level.  I’ve always believed that the highest level of permission for these directories should have is “Read Execute” level, no "write" to maintain proper Window Operating System security.

One, I need to understand how to mitigate this issues, we have a PCI (Payment Card Industry) environment and PCI Certifications requires high attention to workstation and network level security.

Two, I seem really broken that everyone who installs UPS Worldship 2018 version will be breaking their workstation security settings to allow UPS Worldship 2018 to update it's self.

Other applications manage this, Chrome, Firefox, etc.first error, when permission not at "Full" on C:\Program Files\UPSsecond error, when permission not at "Full" on C:\Program Files\UPS
Could you offer a second opinion, am I over reacting ?
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Drafts folder locks up Outlook.

I have a Windows 10 user whose Outlook 2010 locks up if he tries to open his Drafts folder.  If he stays out of Drafts, he's fine.  There is one item in the drafts foder which I figured is the culprit.  Trouble is when I go into thie users mailbox on a different computer to try and delete the item, it also locks up there as well.  Is it a bad item?  Or something else?  and if so, how do I delete it?

Thanks for your help.
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How do I fix this

It’s integrated

I uninstall it from device manager

And reinstall but same problem
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I use a program everyday that never gave me a problem until recently.  What happens now is that when I reboot the computer, this program is apparently no longer in the start up menu because I have to manually open it once and after that, it works just fine.  How can I put it back in the start up folder?
Thanks
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I’ve got 3 x 2012 r2 DC, one of them is broken, I want to install 2016 on the broken one and upgrade others later, the new 2016 DC will be built with same name and IP as the broken 2012 one, is there anything special I need to do to get this back on the domain in terms of domain prep? Or removing the computer account?

Thanks
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I have a fairly good Mac Book pro.  I would like to install windows 10 on the system as a second operating system.
What is the best way to do this...Parallels or Boot Camp?   Is there anything  I should be careful with when trying
to do this?
thanks,
Capreol
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I had this question after viewing RADIUS Authentication Problem in Windows Server 2016.

Same issue; I am trying to connect handheld devices for internet access.   Struggling for a week with no success.   Have gone through all the steps, installed certificate, etc.
Always receiving an Authentication problem.
I checked the event logs and could not find anything relevant, maybe I am looking in the wrong place?   Nothing RADIUS related.
Please help if you can.
Thanks.
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I have an AD user that I've got a serious (and confusing) problem with...when the user signs into his PC he gets immediately signed out.

I tried repairing the Windows 10 start menu database (as that's what the errors first indicated), but that didn't work so I tried logging the user into a different PC and the same thing happens (and on 2 other Dell / HP desktops & 1x Windows 7 laptop). However, when I log in as that user onto my own laptop (MacBook Pro running Windows 10 in VMware Fusion) it works fine.

Attached are the only common logs I can see on each PC that I've tried to log the user into.

Does anyone have any ideas? The user is off today and back in the office tomorrow mid morning so I need to resolve the issue asap.

Thanks in advance!
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I had this question after viewing Windows 10 Activation fails after cloning hard drive.

Good morning.

I'm looking for a best practice to keep 30 or so standalone laptops up to date with Win 10 in a digital license environment.  I apologize in advance for it being long-winded.

The Background:

I've been asked by a non-profit (think Internet café for this discussion) to support 30 or so standalone Dell 3330 laptop computers.  The organization has little tech available to them and although my background is networking and Unix, I've used Ghost before for clean Win XP and 7 installs and re-activated using the code off the sticker.  

These computers appear to have gotten to Win 10 via a Win 7 Dell license and Microsoft upgrade path (it appears to be called a "digital license" now).  Typically the computers sit in a charging stand and are given out randomly to folks off the street or constantly to certain staff, who get used to one computer or another.  The drive types are not all the same (mix of rotary and SSD).  Of course the ones that are given out sparingly or not at all over the past year take 9 - 12 hours to download and process all of the Windows/Application updates.  After spending an all-nighter over this past weekend, updating turned into a major fail.  At 3am I realized that the 15 that have mSATA SSD's are within 2GB of full (46GB used …
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Is there a way to fix a corrupt profile windows 10 pro 64 bit?  I’m trying to preserve the users settings
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I purchased a WIndows 7 Pro HP laptop that was downgraded from Windows 10.  I now want to upgrade to windows 10.  Will it be Windows 10 Pro or home?  I found the website from MS where the download file is and it is downloading right now, but how will it know that I want Windows 10 PRO?
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Hello, I want to use robocopy to backup a windows 7 C: drive folder to a server share.

I want to avoid a single copy of the backup in case the source gets deleted and it backs up an empty folder. Therefore I need some kind of retention to be able to go back in time. Can Robocopy do this?

Any other ideas for this scenario? 50 windows 7 machines to deploy solution to so needs to be scalable and remote managed.
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I am running Dragon Naturally Speaking Home Version 13 on my Windows 10 computer.  I got the program so that I can take recorded lectures and convert them to text from a WAV or MP3 file.   I can't find out how to do that.  Please help.  Thanks,

Phil
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Windows 10 Updates caused USB wired keyboard and mouse to stop working on two workstations. I was able to remote into both workstation via RDP and LogMeIn and troubleshoot. Removed all USB hubs from device manager, rebooted, issue still persists. Booted to safe mode and still not working. Booted to BIOS and mouse and keyboard do work. Attempted restore point but both machines don't have any. Device manager shows the drivers for the keyboard and mouse wasn't installed.
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I have 5 new Windows 10 Pro machines that will NOT be on a domain and will NOT be in Active Directory

How can I create a PowerShell/etc script I can run on each machine to create four local admin accounts (ITDept1/pass1, ITDept2/pass2, ITDept3/pass3) and add these account to the "Local Admin" group ?
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I have a 4 year old HP laptop that was originally Windows 8 and then I updated it to Windows 10 when they offered the free upgrade.  It wasn't being used much lately and when it was being used it ran slow (apps slow to respond to being launched, etc), so I decided to clear off all my files and restore it back to original windows 10 settings to see if it would work any better.  When I did that it got stuck early in the Windows install (spent many hours at 10% loading drivers).  I gave up on that and figured I would come back and try to figure out what is going on later.  I pulled it back out this weekend and when I start it up it gives me an error "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error.  Windows installation cannot proceed.  To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation".  I do that and get the same message each time.  Anything that I should try at this point?  Would the fact that it got stuck on the restore indicate that something is wrong with the hardware?  Trying to determine if it is worth much effort to try to get it to work again or if I need to give up on it.
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Windows 10 machine that is no longer recognizing anything plug into USB.  It just shows them as other devices in device manager.  This all started from unplugging a USB printer, after that, everything went to that mode.  We tried plugging the printer back in, change what ports stuff is plugged into.  Not even the keyboard and mouse will work.  I tried reinstalling the Intel IME and I'm getting an error


Action start 11:19:17: IIF_PREPINSTALL.
** InstallDrivers **:  Processing driver table
** InstallDrivers **:    Read: 'HECI_REL_WIN7_HECI'
** InstallDrivers **:      Condition Condition - 'VersionNT<=601': FALSE
** InstallDrivers **:      Flags: 20
** InstallDrivers **:      DID:
** InstallDrivers **:      Uninstall Sequence: 0
** InstallDrivers **:    Read: 'HECI_REL_WIN10_HECI'
** InstallDrivers **:      Condition Condition - 'VersionNT>601': TRUE
** InstallDrivers **:      Flags: 20
** InstallDrivers **:      DID:
** InstallDrivers **:      Uninstall Sequence: 0
** InstallDrivers **:  Driver root folder: C:\Users\cbruder\AppData\Local\Temp\IIFE24A.tmp\
** InstallDrivers **:  Scanning all active devices
** InstallDrivers **:  Scanning HECI_REL\win10\heci.inf (Name: HECI_REL_WIN10_HECI, Version: 11.7.0.1032)
** InstallDrivers **:    Section with the best match: Intel.NTamd64.10.0
** InstallDrivers **:      Device: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_8C3A (Intel(R) Management Engine Interface )
** InstallDrivers **:      Device: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C3A (Intel(R) Management …
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USB mouse and keyboard have stopped working.  Everything was fine mid-afternoon yesterday, and a few hours later they didn't work.This is a Dell Lattitude 6400 running Windows 10 64 bit, with an external USB mouse and keyboard. I have ruled out the obvious - tested mouse and keyboard on another machine and they work fine. Rebooted, no change.  Updated all drivers, no change.  The mouse is recognized as a USB Optical Mouse when I plug it in, but when I go to Device Manager it is listed under "Other" (not under Mice and Pointing Devices) and when I check properties it says it has no driver. I try to update the driver, but no driver is found. Tried restoring to a previous restore point, no change. However, if I go into the BIOS setup, the optical mouse works fine. Also, when I booted from a Windows10 install disk, the optical mouse also worked fine. Since there doesn't seem to be an actual mouse driver (just built into Windows) I'm at a loss.  I REALLY don't want to reinstall windows and lose all the apps already installed.  Any ideas? Please? Thanks in advance!
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I have a dell OptiPlex 3020 windows 10 64 bit latest updates.  I have an issue with the keyboard and mouse.  It's not working.  I'm not on site just remote (and I can't be on-site user in a different state), so I had the user try to get into the bios first and that's not working either.  I upgraded to the latest bios but that has not effect either.  Then I updated all the drivers I could fine and still nothing.  The machine has no backup or system restore set.  I actually just set that up yesterday. The strangest thing is I can remote in via vpn and rdp and I have keyboard and mouse, however the user can't use it on the local machine.  I tried to uninstall the keyboard and mouse like 10 times already but it still comes back with yellow !  Any ideas?
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I installed Windows Server 2016 Datacenter on a Dell T620, and then I installed the Hyper-V Role. Next, I created a NIC Team comprised of 2 physical 1Gbps network adapters. Team is called LANTeam. Settings are: Teaming Mode - Switch Independent, Load Balancing Mode - Dynamic, Standby Adapter - None (all adapters active)

In this server's Network Connections control panel, I see all of my physical NICs, and I also now see one more connection called 'LANTeam'. That is the name of the connection but the Device Name is 'Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver'

If I double-click on this network connection, it shows a speed of 2.0 Gbps which makes sense since this is 2 x 1 Gbps connections, teamed together.

Here's where things get a little cloudy for me:

I open Hyper-V Manager and click on Virtual Switch Manager. I create a new Virtual Switch (External) and select 'Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver' from the drop-down list.

I name this switch 'LAN vSwitch'

Next, I create my first VM. In its Properties window I select 'LAN vSwitch' from the drop-down.

When I start this VM (I installed Windows 2016 Server), go to Network Connections and double-click on the one (and only) Network Adapter (which is just called 'Ethernet', it shows the speed is only 1.0Gbps.

Why not 2.0Gbps? My goal is to create a few VMs, all having a 2.0Gbps Ethernet connection.
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Should I upgrade to the newest SKYPE?  The only reason I will is if the internals are better, better clearer communications, new useful features, etc.  I've gotten calls from the clients saying that they got the new SKYPE and it messed up things for them. Than I have to get on and make it usable. I think it's stupid to arbitrarily change user interfaces.  It has always pissed me off.  There's still many older users who depend on these  programs in their day to day life. Screwing around with interfaces  makes more  difficult for them.  Having said this, is there a reasonable technical reason to upgrade.  I ask since I've been getting messages on my current SKYPE about communications problems.  I'm running Windows 10 Pro on a Optiplex XE2 desktop with two monitors, 32 GB of RAM, a 500 GB Samsung 850 SSD and I5-4570S CPU.
Thanks,
Al
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this is the 2nd time this happened.  user on a standalone windows 10 PC applies updates with account 'user'.  After reboot, enters password on login screen. Screen flashes and goes to lock screen.  Trying to log in from lock screen again loops you back to lock screen.

If we log in with 'admin' account (a rarely used account), we get a welcome .... fall creator's edition.... a page with some choices about yes ./ no to personalized ad and things work OK for that user.

(seems the account that was the one that installed the update is the one that gets gummed up / locked).

What I did last time (3 weeks ago?) was created a 3rd account. logged into that account and then restored / rolled back / uninstalled receent updates.  then in that 3rd account, reapplied patches, etc and things were OK for that and the user account was fine.

Now weeks later,m user gets message about wanting to apply uipdates, reboots (when logged in as the 'user' account) and again, is locked out.

I guess I can roll back the updates etc.  but it's a pain.

any thoughts on why the account gets locked? (when logging in as user fails, we log in with admin and it shows that user is logged in (the user login was successful but then immedialtely locks before it gets to that ad settings page...)
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Server 2016 - I have a standard Quick Deployment of RDS.  I inherited this and there is no license server.  At first, I thought I'd just spin up a server, add the license server to it and point my deployment to the new license server.

That's not working.  

I "think" that when you do a quick deployment, everything must reside on one server and I'm looking for someone to confirm that.

Can you add a licensing server to a quick deployment or must it all reside on one server?

Thanks

Cliff
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Server 2016 Licensing - can a Windows Server 2016 Standard Trial License be activated with a Software Assurance License without re-installation?

I'm doing some work for a charity who have a free Microsoft Windows Server Software Assurance license on the way to them, however I need to setup their server this weekend.  Can anyone confirm, if I use the free trial download of 2016 Standard (it'll be a Hyper-V host but I'd prefer the GUI) can I upgrade it once they received their license keys, without re-installation?

Many Thanks,
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A Windows 10 Pro HP Spectre 13-v021nr (ENERGY STAR) laptop's Bluetooth is disabled and remains disabled even after I have updated all drivers including downloading and installing the Bluetooth driver from the HP website.

I have attached screenshots of this laptop's device manager and Bluetooth screen.

The Bluetooth was last working yesterday but today it won't work.

I have looked for toggle switches or keyboard combinations to enable or disable Bluetooth but haven't been able to find any.

What else can be done to fix this Bluetooth issue?

Device ManagerBluetooth couldn't connect
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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.