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I was attempting to clone a Windows 7 hard drive today using Aomei Partition Assistant which I have used their products successfully in the past and have been mostly satisfied with the results.  I'm cloning a 500 GB drive to a 2 TB drive.  Aomei uses a Pre-OS environment to perform this from the machine.  Upon reboot the Pre-OS starts but then tells me the operation failed.

So I reboot again and get this:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart.
2. Choose your language settings, and the click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible."

Oh Crap.

Here's the thing.. I can finally get past this after attempting the boot for the third time (hit enter, get the message again, hit enter and boot to Windows 7).  I've tried multiple times but the message will always be displayed the first 2 attempts at boot.   The third time it goes into Windows 7 normally.  Weird.

Currently I've got the hard drive removed from the machine to try another cloning method because I don't want to risk not being able to boot at all.  If this works, I'm still going to need to fix the boot issue.  Any ideas?
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Hey Experts, in the script below, a log file is created with the file name that relates to the date the script is ran (Stale_Users_%Year%_%DayofYear%).  What I would like to see is the Month Day Hour Minute (1208_1114) if the script was ran Dec 8th at 11:14am.  The year isn't necessary.  I tried the %m%d%H%M and -uFormat with the $date variable but I just haven't been able to make it happen.  Any help would be appreciated.

Import-Module ActiveDirectory

$logPath = "C:\Tools\Logs\Stale_Users_"  #directory to log output
$date = Get-Date
$todaysLog = $logPath + $date.Year + "_" + $date.DayOfYear + ".log"

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Greetings Experts.  I have a script (thanks to EE Experts) that will audit, disable and move stale user accounts from one of my OU's.  I need to do the same thing for stale computer accounts.  I appreciate your help and contributions in advance.

Import-Module ActiveDirectory

$logPath = "C:\Tools\Logs\"  #directory to log output
$date = Get-Date
$todaysLog = $logPath + $date.Year + "_" + $date.DayOfYear + ".log"

function WriteLog($message)
{
    $message = (Get-Date).ToShortTimeString() + " - " + $message
    Add-Content -Path $todaysLog -Value $message
}

$disabledOU = "OU=Users,OU=Inactive,DC=state,DC=com"

$users = Get-ADUser -SearchBase "OU=Depts,DC=state,DC=com" -Filter * -Properties SAMAccountName, lastLogonTimeStamp | ?{[DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.lastLogonTimeStamp) -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-49)}
foreach ($user in $users)
{
    try {
        Disable-ADAccount -Identity $user.SAMAccountName
        WriteLog("Disabled $($user.SAMAccountName)")
    } catch {
        WriteLog("Failed to disable $($user.SAMAccountName)")
    }
    
    try {
        Move-ADObject -Identity $user.SAMAccountName -TargetPath $disabledOU
        WriteLog("Moved $($user.SAMAccountName) to $disabledOU")
    } catch {
        WriteLog("Failed to move $($user.SAMAccountName) to $disabledOU")
    }
}

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Hey Experts, in the script below, everything is working but the scope of the OU's being audited is too wide.  I need to specify the highest level OU that should be audited.

Example:
DC=Domain
OU=State
-OU=City1
--OU=Agency1
---OU=PC's
---OU=Users
--OU=Agency2
---OU=PC's
---OU=Users

City2
--Agency1
--Agency2

I need to limit the user auditing to just the agency levels to the OU's under City1.  I ran the script and just went through the state level users accounts.  Exciting times.  

Import-Module ActiveDirectory

$disabledOU = "OU=InactiveUsers,DC=my,DC=domain,DC=com"

$users = Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties SAMAccountName, lastLogonTimeStamp | ?{[DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.lastLogonTimeStamp) -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-49)}
foreach ($user in $users)
{
    Disable-ADAccount -Identity $user.SAMAccountName -WhatIf
    Move-ADObject -Identity $user.SAMAccountName -TargetPath $disabledOU -WhatIf
}

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I would like to add the ability to log when this script was ran and what users were moved.

Import-Module ActiveDirectory

$disabledOU = "OU=InactiveUsers,DC=my,DC=domain,DC=com"

$users = Get-ADUser -Filter * -Properties SAMAccountName, lastLogonTimeStamp | ?{[DateTime]::FromFileTime($_.lastLogonTimeStamp) -lt (Get-Date).AddDays(-49)}
foreach ($user in $users)
{
    Disable-ADAccount -Identity $user.SAMAccountName -WhatIf
    Move-ADObject -Identity $user.SAMAccountName -TargetPath $disabledOU
}

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My secretary has two folders  "client billing" and "client letters" on her computer (running Windows 7 Pro).  The goal is to make a daily backup (using robocopy) of those folders to an external disk drive for my computer.

I have created a folder ("Client Data") on my external disk drive, and shared it with my secretary, so that a copy of the client folders can be stored there.

My secretary's computer has a mapped network drive, letter "J",  folder \\mypc\Client Data". (This references the external disk drive on my computer).

I have created a batch file "roboclients.bat" on my secretary's computer, which contains two commands:

Robocopy "c:\client billing" "j:\Client Data\client billing" /MIR /dcopy:T /E /zb /r:1 /w:1 /LOG:c:\Billing.txt

Robocopy "c:\client letters" "j:\Client Data\client letters" /MIR /dcopy:T /E /zb /r:1 /w:1 /LOG:c:\Letters.txt

On my secretary's computer, I manually run "roboclients.bat" from the command prompt and it copies the client "billing" and "letters" folders to the J: drive successfully.

I have tried to "automate" this process using Task Scheduler.  

roboclients.bat fails to run, because the error is:  cannot find destination folder.

If I can run roboclients.bat successfully manually, why can't it run as an automated task at a designated time?

Secondly, how can I have roboclient.bat run regardless of whether the secretary has the computer "locked", or "logged off".

Your help is greatly appreciated.
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Greetings experts.  I need to run a script once a month that will accomplish the following tasks:
  • Query the last time users in our domain logged in
  • If the user hasn't logged in more than 7 weeks, disable the accounts
  • Move the disabled accounts to the Inactive OU
Eager to see what expert can accomplish this!

**Update**

Domain is structured:

OU=Depts
->OU=ABC
-->OU=Users

ou=depts,ou=nca,dc=ds,dc=com

Here is what I have been using (batch script) but for some reason, when I run it now, it throws an error [dsquery failed:directory object not found]
@echo off
setlocal

set users_log=c:\tools\logs\%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%-%date:~10%_dsquery.log
set user_cleanup_log=c:\tools\logs\%date:~4,2%-%date:~7,2%-%date:~10%_cleanup.log

dsquery user -o samid -limit 0 -inactive 8 ou=depts,ou=nca,dc=ds,dc=com >%users_log%

echo "Finished dsquery" >>%user_cleanup_log%

:://

FOR /f "delims= " %%i in (%users_log%) do ( 
	echo disabling %%i && echo. && dsquery user -samid %%i | dsmod user -disabled Yes && echo.
)  >>%user_cleanup_log%

echo "Finished dsmod" >>%user_cleanup_log%

:://

FOR /f "delims= " %%i in (%users_log%) do ( 
	echo Moving %%i && echo. && dsquery user -samid %%i | dsmove -newparent 

"ou=depts,ou=nca,dc=ds,dc=com" && echo.
)  >>%user_cleanup_log%


goto:eof

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Hi

I'm trying to add a language (Russian) to a users Windows 7 Pro 64bit sp1 7601 (originally in French)

I can't find the language options in Windows Updates (even after update search)

I downloaded a language pack for MS Office 2016 and that installed properly

But I can't find a language pack to enable the Russian characters/alphabet in Windows

I downloaded language pack but the installation doesn't run

I tried with Vistalizator to install the language pack but get an error at the en of the installation

I don't want to obtain a Russian Windows environment, just a Windows that can display and type Russian characters, and provide
spellchecking in Office apps

Any ideas please ?

thanks
yann
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Hi,

When opening a file explorer in Windows 7, there is a search bar on the top right corner. For some reason, this search function stops working today. I know the files contain what I search for are in the folder. But it keeps coming up empty. Any ideas? thanks
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Received a CD with .WAV and .PDF files that have an extension of .DRF. Anyone ever see this or know what to use to uncompress with?
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On my HP Elite 8200 running Win7 Pro(64 bit) I got a window that told me that there was an upgrade from AMD available. After clicking on the upgrade option I got a screen showing current installed version 16.30.2311 while recommended version ("upgrade") was 15.7.1. Seems strange to me. Tried to Google this, but without any clear results or recommendations.

The only AMD stuff in my PC is, as far as I know, the dispay controller, and there are two menu groups in my "All Programs" menu - AMD Catalyst Control Center and AMD Gaming Evolved. (Not using the machine for gaming...)

Anyone that could tell me what I should do with respect to thsi "upgrade"?
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Hi I have a specific user that suddenly is taking almost 20 minutes to login to domain. I have tried to login using windows 7 or windows 10 but still same problem I have tried to remove his profile in the computer but still the same.
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Hello Experts

I have a client with several desktops (All Windows 7 Pro running in a domain), all displaying the same symptom:  Windows update will not run.

When I run it, it tells me to check for updates.  When I check for updates, I get an error saying Windows cannot update because the service is not running, and that I may need to restart the computer.  I checked the Windows Update Service and it says it is running. After a restart I get the same results.  I tried a system restore, but that made no difference.   I also tried stopping the service and restarting a machine.  Still the same results.

I'm attaching a screen shot of the error message after I have checked for updates.

Anyone have an idea how to resolve this?

Thanks

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Lenovo laptop now has Windows 10. I'd like to revert back to Windows 7 by doing a factory reset. I think I remember reading that we had one month to revert back to Windows 7. What does that apply to a factory reset? Is there a way to tell what OS is in the factory reset partition?

If so, how to revert?
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Running Windows 7 pro on HP z230.

I am trying to copy an file named autorun.inf from one directory to another.  I can copy all files except this one.
I right click on the autorun.inf file, click on Copy, then move to the destination directory and click paste.  I get the message “File Access denied”.  

I then log in as administrator and try to copy the file.  Same message.

I right click on the inf file and click on Properties.  I click on Security.  It tells me I must have administrative permissions.  Well, I do, I am logged in as administrator.   The administrator account name is donadmin

The next screen shows ownership.  Under current owner it says : “unable to display current owner”.  This file did come from an old computer which used to be connected to a domain.

So I try to change the owner.  I click on “Other users or groups” In the box labeled “Enter the object name to select”  I type in donadmin.  The name is verified to be correct.  I click on OK to exit the “Advanced Security settings for Autorun.inf” and I get the error:  Unable to set new owner on Autorun.inf.

I have the same problem for all the inf files I want to copy.

What must I do to successfully copy this inf file??
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Hello,
We are starting to apply GPO's to our live domain and we are running into some problems that our test domain didn't do.

All local machines are running on Windows 7 pro.

When I enforce Group Policy using gpupdate /force everything runs fine on the DC but when I go to the local machine I get the following error when I run gpupdate /force: LDAP Bind Function Call Failed with error code 49

So I did some research on this error come to find out Microsoft says that this is a profile issue. So I proceed to investigate. I found a tool from sysinternals to check to see if I had any corrupted profiles:
Using PSTools I ran this from an elevated cmd prompt:
PsExec.exe -i -s cmd.exe
rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr
No corrupted profiles as I suspected as this is a brand new install on a local machine.

Next I checked to see if I had the Authenicated Users in the Delegation tab and yep I do.
Next I tried to do a restart of the Netlogon service. That still didn't work. I tried restarting the server too and that didn't work.

I have tested my secure channels following this article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.powershell.management/test-computersecurechannel?view=powershell-5.1

I checked the services for the netlogon and those are set to default local system account on the server. (Automatically starting)

The only forwarder that we have is 8.8.8.8.

No External DNS servers.

We only have one DNS server.

Kerberos …
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I have a Dell Precision Tower 5600 running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.   On the motherboard, I have a DVD drive connected to SATA 0, and an SSD with the OS connected to SATA 1.   When I connect a DVD drive and a hard drive to HDD 0 and HDD 1 respectively, they do not show up in setup.
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Hello,

I have a virtualized Windows 2008 Domain.  Users connect to Windows 7 computers using a VPN connection and Remote Desktop Services.  

I have a "silo" group policy that disables clipboard redirection.  

I've been asked to grant certain users the ability to upload (paste) files to their VMs but still prevent the downloads via copy.  

Anyone have any ideas how I might be able to make that happen?

Thanks!
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I'm tired of trying to navigate through the www.hpe.com website. Can anyone provide the link for the NIC driver for a HP where can I get the NIC driver for a HP Proliant ml10 v2 for Windows 7 64?
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I have installed a program that ran under Windows XP, but when I try to run it under Windows 7 Professional, I get this error:

"The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.   Please see the application log or use the command line sxstrace.exe tool for more."

I tried to run it using campatibility mode, but it does not run.   I have the same program installed on two other machines running the same OS and it runs fine.
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I have an AT&T 5268AC router that takes in a cable from AT&T and then generates a WiFi signal and drives four Ethernet connectors.  My desktop machine is pluggted into one of the Ethernet connectors.  I just added a Windows 10 laptop to the room and it got on the WiFi signal fine and goes out to the Internet fine.  The Windows 10  Explorer can see the desktop machine and all it's drives.  But when I try to open one of the drives from the Windows 10 Explorer, it tells me I don't have permission and to see my network administrator to request access.  

How can I open these desktop drives from the Windows 10 laptop?

Thank you.
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I have a Win 7 Ultimate Personal PC that is NOT part of any Active Directory Domain. (although I do occasionally connect to our corporate domain via VPN)

I noticed that that my c:\ drive suddenly had very little space left. After investigating I found there's a user.V2 folder that's consuming nearly 500Gb of space.

I believe the .V2 folders are relevant to roaming profiles but as I don't need a roaming profile, how can i safely remove this folder?
Can i simply delete it?
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I am trying to revive an old system of mine that hasn't been used for a few years. Of course there are over 200 updates required. When I try to install them, it shows 0 download and 0 install progress. I've let it sit for hours at a time. So I tried to uncheck all the updates and just select 1 or 2 to see if was working. Of course Microsoft has no option to Uncheck ALL, so it takes considerable time to uncheck them. I lchanged the settings to Never Sleep to try to get through this. Well, this morning after letting it try to process over night the system had been sleeping. Then it said it needed to perform a disk check, and everything must have been ok.

Now it has added even more updates required and no progress.

I looked for an option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free but did not find any. The only upgrade options I found were to upgrade to a newer version of Windows 7.

This system will only be needed for simple tasks connecting to the internet and reading emails. Microsoft Office 2010 is already installed. When I tried to open it I got a message that it was reinstalling.

Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks..
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I have taken all 3 laptops and reimaged them with windows 7 pro. He is on a network in hi house. From what he says, he wants all of his devices to be synced to where when he is working on laptop downstairs it will sync his data to the other 2 laptops. I also believe he wants his iPhone to be synced as well so when someone sends an email to his phone it also shows up on his laptops and I am sure he needs to have outlook installed. I have asked him if he has a Microsoft account but he has yet to find this out. Today I talked to the company that takes care of his network and will be talking to them tomorrow to gather more information. What should I be asking them in order to sync all his laptops, and iPhone up?
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Hello Experts,
Our customer usually uploads files to different web sites.
Usually third party sites like a goverment site or a provideris site.
Each third party has almost a hundred folders to choose from en the local lan,

in all websites when click the option to upload file... a local window opens up
pointing to some random folder or usually pointing to the last folder used to upload.
which is never the one needed right now.

How can I programmatically set the folder path so when using any web browser on any site....
it will open directly on the folder path we need, sparing the user to navigate to the right location?

Regadrs,
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Windows 7

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