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The Windows operating systems have distinct methodologies for designing and implementing networks, and have specific systems to accomplish various networking processes, such as Exchange for email, Sharepoint for shared files and programs, and IIS for delivery of web pages. Microsoft also produces server technologies for networked database use, security and virtualization.

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I need assistance how I can disable / close network discovery on LAN for Servers and all Clients please.

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I have a peer-to-peer network with all windows 10 pro and one windows 7 pro workstations. I am pretty sure that prior to the windows 10 1803 update I could go to windows explorer and click on network and see all the computers in the workgroup (they are all members of the same workgroup). Now all that the workstations can see are three of the computers (all see the same three) except for one computer that I have determined is the master browser. It is able to see all the workstations. If I run a net view from the master browser it immediately lists all the computers. However if I run the net view command from any of the other workstations there is a delay and I get one of two error messages - either "system error 1231 has occurred" or "the service has not been started - see help message 2184".
I have made sure that all the workstations are on a private as opposed to public network, I have network discovery and file sharing turned on and I have turned on the windows feature SMB 1.0. I have enabled Netbios over TCP/IP. I have checked all aplloicable services and they are running.

I can ping all the computers and can access them via UNC and add a shortcut to the quick launch. I just cannot see them through explorer. I am baffled and searches show I am not the only one with this problem but I have been unable to find a resolution.

I just did a little more investigation and turned on the column for Discovery Method and see that the three computers that are visible are …
I often need to determine the IP address of printers that are mapped to Windows 10 computer using WSD.

What is the best method for doing this?

Is this IP address stored somewhere within Windows 10 (such as the registry) where it can be looked up?
I had this question after viewing Unable to start workstation service.

I'm running Windows 10 Pro 1709, and cannot start the Workstation Service, When I try I receive Error 1075 "The dependency service does not exist or has been marked for deletion."

Dependencies from registry key "DependOnService" are: "bowser mrxsmb10 mrxsmb20 nsi".

Any help would surely be most appreciated.

Thank you.
Our network is spread in 5 countries, one of our site we are not able to access any folders on there servers (Windows 2012 / 2008), they cant access folders on other country folders as well . Have tried this link, but it didnt make any difference.
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i need via command to configure my window 2008 R2 DHCP server option 121, but i got the following error so it not works, could you help on this how to do this correctly?
thank you

C:\Windows\system32>netsh dhcp server scope set optionvalue 121 binary -NetworkAddress -SubnetMask -GatewayAddress

Changed the current scope context to scope.

DHCP Server Scope Set OptionValue failed.

Parameter(s) passed are either incomplete or invalid.
Dear wizards, my server is encrypted to .bip files.

Can we decrypt them?

The original IT people started using the subnet. I am in the process of migrating to a new server. I set up the DHCP Server with the same scope but when I look at a workstation that received a DHCP address it is telling me the subnet mask is which is not correct. It should be but I can't find anywhere in the DHCP server to set the subnet mask it passes out. Can someone clue me in?
How can I make the Wi-Fi network stay connected while a laptop is plugged into the network with an Ethernet cable within Windows 10?

Some laptops on our network (mostly Microsoft Surfaces) disconnect from the Wi-Fi network whenever they are plugged into the network using an Ethernet network cable.

The Ethernet network connects the laptop to the same network and subnet that the laptops are connected to via Wi-Fi.

I need to make sure that these laptops stay connected to the Wi-Fi network whenever they are connected to the same network using an Ethernet network cable. How can this be done?
MiTech Network Scanner I use to scan networks does not show installed software on Windows 10, never worked for WIN10 but has worked for every operating system prior. What configuration on WIN10 computers do I need to make for this to work?

It's a great tool to create reports on new networks. On networks I fully manage I have RMM services.
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I like zone alarm more than hosts file or looking through logs

There are pop up messages in sys tray telling me that skype is connecting 3 different ways
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I will try blocking to see how programs can malfunction.

Due to my skill level; I am looking for another program like zone alarm where I am prompted to allow/deny a program access to network/intenet

With NetWorx you can:

    Find out and monitor how fast your Internet connection is and how much Internet traffic you consume.
    Verify whether your ISP charges your Internet usage fairly.
    Detect a suspicious network activity on your computer.
    Perform simple network tests such as ping and trace route.
    Be notified about excessive Internet usage.

Yes I can get notified but can I use the interface to block a suspicious network activity on my computer and keep that program running.
I dont want to have to find the program and shut it down completely
I want to play windows solitare but dont think that the program requires access to the intenet
\\ACCOUNTING runs Windows 10 Pro.  \\WORKSTATION runs Windows 7 Pro.  The Windows 10 computer had the 1803 update installed two nights ago.  Since then, \\ACCOUNTING is not accessible for network shares by \\WORKSTATION.  It can be pinged, but any attempt to access shares (i.e. accounting application that worked without error prior to 1803) no longer work.  Attempts to create other network shares for temporary mapping also fail.  I've paused virus protection and have turned off the firewall with no change in accessibility.  As such, \\WORKSTATION can no longer access \\ACCOUNTING to run accounting app or to access any other shares.

Any ideas?


i'm runnig the hyper-v role on a server 2012r2.  There are currently 4 guest running server 21012r2 version. I seem to have a conflict between two of the  Hyper-V guest that when one is running it seem to stop the network on the other guest, meaning i cant ping the host or the router but have no issues ping other guests.
When i shut down (not a reboot) the not working guest and start up again i loose the network on the other. currently i literally can only run 1 of the 2 guest at the time. however the other 2 guests are not affected.
i dont seem to have an ip or mac conflict. Some other conflict is causing this issue. any help is appreciated
Hi Experts,

I have a Win 7 Pro computer that I named Optiplex, with 2 physical hard drives - C: and D:.  D: being my main Data drive.

From this setup, for many years I'm sharing 4 printers, 5 folders from D: and 2 folders from C:.

All of the sudden, I cannot access none of the shares.  When I go to \\Optiplex I see all my shares, but when I double-click on any folder I get an error Windows cannot access \\optiplex\folder - under details The network path was not found. This also happens when I try to navigate from the Optiplex itself. However, I am able to navigate directly through D:\folder\another_folder.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Howdy, I have xp 32 bit, w2k 32 bit, and windows 7 32 bit machines that cannot access shared folders or even connect via tcp to a windoes 7 64 acting as a small office server, any ideas?
The current VM server is started and it does go into Recovery mode. Since it is being started by console, is there a way to put also "F8" into the console command, to ensure that "F8" would be executed, when starting the VM server?
Is there an upgrade path from Windows XP to 10 pro?  Or it is even possible?  
If possible, are all the applications need to be reinstalled?  Now its complaining about the space on my old desktop.  But even if I clear a space - will it install?

Please advice.  Thank you.
I'm having difficulty finding the meaning of 'Hydrating the SfB Server'. Can someone explain or provide a link that explains it?

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DHCP configure failover failed error 20010.  Primary DC/DHCP/DNS Windows 2012 server comes up with error when i configuring dhcp failover. The other server is Windows 2012 R2. I did google search and found few suggestion but none helped. I have shoretel custom defined option that is also entered in 2nd dhcp server but still gives an error. Any idea? Thanks!
When joining a computer to the domain, sometimes the error message (paraphrasing) "Unable to join to domain- this computer may have been created with different credentials, so please check those..."  Something to that effect.  Usually I have no trouble joining newly-imaged machines to the domain...any ideas?  We join computers with our CAC cards, hence our detailed credentials are part of the process.
Follow up:  thanks for the answers...after doing a LOT of digging, it turns out that the computers had been deleted already from the domain; I had to go in and create them again as if brand new- weird, 'cause they weren't on the domain very long to start with.  New sys admins are messing with policies!  So, wa-la, upon creation, they joined just fine.  The error message was very misleading though!  DUHHHH...sorry to put out the question earlier than I should have.
Can any of the default sccm reports show bitlocker FDE status and windows defender status e.g. running and definition last applied date for all managed devices? Where results can be written to a spreadsheet for a compliance audit?
Hi all,

each and every day I have to reset the winsock (netsh winsock reset) and reboot the system in order to get my Internet back. I have Windows 10, the latest NIC driver and latest BIOS, but still: it keeps happening. I notice that at a certain point, i.e. working in Outlook, my connection just dies and the winsock reset is the only solution. How to permanently resolve this?
I need to configure IIS to redirect all requests for a website (IE, or, or, or to a specific site:

However, if the user enters, I need it to redirect to

I don't understand the URL rewrite module that well, but I was able to get the redirects working for the naked domain and the rep.  I just couldn't get it to redirect everything to one site, except REP.  

Here's my web.config:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
			<rewriteMap name="Redirects">
				<add key="/" value="" />
				<add key="/rep" value="" />
			<rule name="Redirect rule1 for Redirects">
				<match url=".*" />
					<add input="{Redirects:{REQUEST_URI}}" pattern="(.+)" />
				<action type="Redirect" url="{C:1}" appendQueryString="false" />

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How can I modify this?
ATT access my lan techs want me to add IP address and URLS to my Windows 2012 R2 server.

Suggestions on the correct way to add them. I've added ports and etc but this is the first time to add URLS and IPs.

Ex. IP

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The Windows operating systems have distinct methodologies for designing and implementing networks, and have specific systems to accomplish various networking processes, such as Exchange for email, Sharepoint for shared files and programs, and IIS for delivery of web pages. Microsoft also produces server technologies for networked database use, security and virtualization.