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I highlight a phone number (sequential digits) and there WERE choices for open with.

I chose skype

and want to change my choice

but my choice options are now gone
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How to start update of windows 10 1709 Ent domain workstation that according applied GPO is awaiting administrators decision to install?


What to click?

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Wjy is it that whenever I try to copy and paste an mp3 from one folder to another, a window pops up asking if I want to replace the previous song that I had pasted earlier.  The new mp4 has a different name so why is it thinking about the previous song?  I even attempted to first put it on the desktop and dragged it to the folder, and it still does the same thing.  I've never seen that before.  I am using Windows 10. Thanks
I have a Windows Server 2016 XenApp server, and every so often, I get an a standard application crash popup saying "Host process for setting synchronization has stopped working".  In the event logs I get this...

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Application Error
Date:          23/03/2018 14:40:58
Event ID:      1000
Task Category: (100)
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      xenprawf03.domain.local
Faulting application name: SettingSyncHost.exe, version: 10.0.14393.1198, time stamp: 0x590280cf
Faulting module name: SettingsHandlers_nt.dll, version: 10.0.14393.2125, time stamp: 0x5a9907cb
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000010893
Faulting process id: 0x2b4c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d3c2b43eab8535
Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\SettingSyncHost.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\System32\SettingsHandlers_nt.dll
Report Id: 4265a47f-2759-4546-a1b3-c60121cf85bc
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

I can't seem to pin point exactly what I'm doing to cause this - and it'll only happen once per session (presumably the process in question doesn't re-open after the first crash), and I can't tell whether it'll happen after a few minuets or after a couple of hours, so it's not really feasible to run ProcMon on it either.  Closing the popup doesn't seem to affect anything with how the session runs, though, but I'd still …
I have been using KiwiSys Logs for some time now for network logging.

I'd like to send Windows Event Logs to KiwiSysLog server BUT i cannot get the "Security" to populate in the "matching events records" section.

I'd like to log event 4624 which is for logins .. when I select "Security" from my tree on the left and all default values on the right -- I get nothing populating in the preview of matching event records.

I untick security, tick "System" and that loads events? Maybe I'm missing something but any help is much appreciated.

Thank you
Hello. We have been dealing with an issue this past week with 5 Windows Server 2008 R2 with Remote Desktop Services. Each affected server has around 25 users connected on it remotely. Every day at around the same time the servers give a blue screen and they restart. They do not restart at exactly the same time but they restart at least once a day either around 13:00 or at around 17:30. We found this post on Microsoft forum which is exactly what we are experiencing

We removed the specific patch from one of the servers to see if it resolves the problem but it still restarts with a blue screen.Blue screen before it restarts.Can you please advise what could be causing the issue and how we can troubleshoot it?

Thank you.

Our team is being told to investigate whether our Windows infrastructure contains misconfig encryption.  

I sample a few WIN2012 web servers, open up the registry and look at the secured channel settings.  I see TLS 1.1 client and TLS 1.1 server are enabled.  Some servers have SSL 2.0 client presents but not enabled.  No SSL 3 or TLS present.

Would somone educate me how the secured channel protocols being added into the registry?  

I understand that SSL 2 and 3 are old and they should be disabled.  What is the best way to ensure the disable process will not affect our current applications?

I usually deal with adding secured certificates to the web servers but do not pay attention of what schannel protcol is used.  

Thank you very much.
I need to find out what users are logged in via their UPN and what users are logged in via their pre windows 2000 login. Is there any way to find this information?
Lonovo laptop T470s new out of the came with windows 10 installed. I installed office 365 synced with sharepoint and am now getting this message at start up

" cannot start service from the command line or a debugger. a windows service must first be installed (using Installutil.exe) and then started with the server Explore, Windows Services Administrative tool or the NET START command.

I configure these on a daily basis for our company and have never had this issue. We do not install any custom code very basic with office 365, sharepoint,  This only comes up at start up and once told ok it goes away till the next start up.
Outlook 2010-this file cannot be previewed because because of an error with the following previewer: microsoft excel previewer

I have a user who has a Windows 7 64-bit OS, running Office 2000 STD 32-bit and Excel 2013 32-bit. The user gets the above error message when trying to preview Excel document in Outlook 2010.

The user is able to preview any other type of attachment in Outlook (.doc, pdf, jpg, etc.) and can preview Excel documents in the Windows Explorer preview pane. so Excel documents can be previewed outside of Outlook 2010.

Steps I have taken so far:
1. Repaired the Excel 2013 install.
2. Checked that preview is turned on for Excel in the Outlook Trust Center-Attachment Handling.
3. Ran dcomcnfg and made sure the Default Authentication Level was 'Connect' and the Default Impersonation Level was 'Identify'
4. I deleted the files located here: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\
5. I deleted the files located here: %temp%
6. Went to HKLM\software\microsoft\windows\current version\preview handlers in registry to confirm Excel preview handler was there. "{00020827-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"="Microsoft Excel previewer"
7. I removed and re-added the above.

I probably tried some other stuff that I did not include because I do not remember what they were.

I have 2 other PCs with the same setup but they are able to preview Excel documents from Outlook 2010
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script to automatically force kill windows service with different PID each time.  

I have a windows service that gets hung after a security scan.  We have a long term fix but I need a short term fix.
The only way to fix is to reboot or force kill the service since it becomes grayed out after one fail and the attempt to restart.  
It seems to run:

sc queryex "AppNAME"

taskkill /F /PID 4500

sc start "APPNAME"

This works while doing manually every time on the server since the PID changes.
How can I write a batch script that will fire off once it cannot restart 2/3 times?
How can the variable of the different PID each time be carried over to the taskkill?
Is there a better way to do this?  PowerShell Script?
This is a Windows Server 2008R2 box and the longterm plan is I'm building a Server 2016 virtual machine to move application.
I have a Windows SBS 2011 server hosting an application which gives access (with username and password) via http port 8086. I have a Vigor 2960 Dual-Wan Security Firewall which currently port redirects 8080 to the server.
How can I restrict access to the URL to certain people (field engineers) who use laptops, smartphones to access the site?
Dear experts, please help me with the next problem:

I need backup app to be able to access network drive (Z:) independently on whether the user is or is not log in.

I wrote a batch file (mount-NAS.bat)
I created scheduled task, where SYSTEM account runs this bat file when PC is started.

Result: drive Z: show up like inaccessible (which I believe is normal windows bahaviour) but access is denied because of wrong user/pass. Which is not true, when I run this batch file from command line, everything works fine. So there must be some permission problem I guess.

Could you please suggest me some solution? Thank you in advance.
We are teaching programming to kids and having problems with the Atom IDE as we need to add a new user account for each new student on the PC. So we are looking for an IDE that can be installed from within our administrative account (teacher) and configured properly with some extensions, and then we would like to be able to add a new user account on the same Windows 10 laptop and would like the user to use the VS Code WITH installed extensions without having to re-install those extensions every time a new user is added to the same computer. Is that possible? So the procedure we would like to have is:
1. From an Administrator account on a Windows 10 PC we would like to install VS Code for All Users.
2. From the same account, we would like to add some extensions to VS Code that will fit our needs.
3. Then we would like to add a standard user account on the same PC from which the user can open and work with VS Code and hopefully with all the extensions we installed from within the Administrator account previously.

If that is not possible, meaning the extensions will not be available from this new user account, would it then be possible in some way with the help of a macro program like AutoHotkey to place or add the relevant extensions somewhere so that the new user can add them first thing when he opens VS Code? or do they have to be downloaded every time when we add a new user account?
Have a series of files on local windows server that I want to ftp to a web server host. the location of these files, source and target change on each use. the files are essentially the same wildcards (*.pdf, *.htm,  etc...) the transfer variables are the same (client,subclient,date) which dictate the location of the folders on both ends. I currently do this locally with a home grown filecopy program that is drivn from an xml file. Now moving to cloud hosting it must be ftp. I'm looking for an ftp package with scripting so that this is an automatic action. would love to find an ftp/xml solution but doubt that is in the cards. I'm going from a win10 desktop to a win 2012 server running wamp. Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
Anyone knows how to import txt zone file from BIND DNS into Windows DNS?
Which windows OS would be preferred for this project, windows 2012 R2 standard or windows 2016 Standard

Plan: There are few users (4) in an office that usually work out of the office, they all need using QuickBooks 2017-18 Desktop when they are at the office and also access and run QuickBooks when they are traveling.
Solution Suggested:
Since I have been told that they use features of QuickBooks that the cloud version does not provide, therefore I suggested to install a SonicWALL TZ 300 wireless in the office to provide their VPN connection.
Install Dell PET330 with PERC H330 controller, configured a Raid1 for OS (two 500 GB Solid State for OS) and another Raid 1 for DATA (two SATA 1TB or 2 TB for Their DATA) including 16 GB RAM.
I will then Install windows server OS with Terminal Services (Remote Desktop Services (RDS)) Feature and install QuickBooks database Manager and Client on the server in install mode.
In this case, users will be connect to Office using SSL-VPN and then run QuickBooks remote desktop to server to run QuickBooks or run published applications that have been installed on the server such as MS Word and Excel too.
In addition we may have to use QuickBooks Enterprise edition.

I am not sure if I should select windows 2012 Standard or windows 2016 standard.
Has any one Installed Quick Books 2017 on Terminal server and uses ?
If for any reason they can not buy QB Enterprise version,  is there any solution you can suggest.

I am getting pages of spam emails that started this morning and the spam email addresses are all different.  I am running Outlook 2010 on my Windows 7 laptop and do not have a antivirus or malware program installed. What is the best free or paid subscription solution to get rid of this issue.  I am not able to use my email.  Should I install AVG antivirus and Malwarebytes? Thanks in advance for your help.
Customize Windows 10 Enterprise

I have read a lot about using sysprep to customize Windows 10.
I understand and have done - install windows 10 and then use Sht+Ctrl+F3 to get into audit mode and do the customization.
Once applications are installed you then sysprep the system using sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown /unattended:file

The outcome I was after was to have the image boot bypass the OOBE screen, have a couple of user accounts created, and have my predefined start and taskbar layout.

Via the unattended file, I can get past the OOBE and create a couple of accounts.

Issue 1
I successfully sysprep my gold image PC and then image it to another PC.
On the 2nd PC, I power it up and it bypasses the OOBE screen and has the accounts created.
However if I find the setup is not correct I need to go back to my Gold Image and make the changes.

This is the issue, If I boot the gold image PC to mage the changes I can no longer get into Audit mode as it bypasses the OOBE, which means I have to rebuild from scratch to make a change - how do you get around that.

Issue 2
Start Menu & Taskbar Layout

These PC's are not going to be domain joined, nor do I want the start/taskbar to be fixed, i.e. I want a default layout that can be changed by the user.
This means the idea of using the local group policy to force a start menu is not available.
I have read/tried a lot, including putting a layoutmodification.xml file in …
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I have an Inno setup program that installs my vb6 application.  The problem when a user installs the program is that the Windows computer or virus protection software always recognized it as a malicious or suspect software.  How can I stop Windows from doing that?
I have an issue with all the Fillable PDF Forms, if I log in through terminal server into my shared Drives (we use Terminal servers for offsite users) and open any Fillable PDF Forms the fields are all blank but if I go directly to those forms on the share drive while I'm on the network without using TS all the forms are filled, the form were created on computers with Windows as an operating system (not a MAC), Both the Adobe Acrobat reader on the local machines and the terminal server are (Adobe Acrobat Reader DC) Version 2018.011.22.8, both have identical Adobe reader settings so I'm not sure what is causing the issue
Just updated to windows 10. I am trying to search my word documents within a folder using a keyword that I KNOW for a fact is within several of the word documents within this folder ...  I get "no items match your search" when I enter the word in the search bar ...
So far I have tried the following things:
1. In the "Folders Options" I have set the search to "always search file names and contents" ...
2. I've gone under "Indexing Options" - Advanced - and under File Types tab under “How should this file be indexed?” selected “Index Properties and File Contents.”
None of this is working ...
3. File Explorer returns nothing either

So frustrating! I did not have this problem with my previous version of Windows
I have a Q30 pod and I need to buy a new RAID card.  The card I have in there now does not do raid, so I have to configure the raid via windows.

Does anyone know of a good raid card that supports 30 HD's, sata, that is able to configure the raid, volume, etc... from the card?
I'm have configured the raid via windows storage spaces, but it's to slow.

I'm planning to use the WD 6TB gold drives in it.
I have a mini app coded in Its function is to open an excel and power bi file by clicking buttons on a windows form and close it after using it . I can successful open the file by clicking the buttons . I'm kindly requesting anyone to help me with a code that I can use to close the excel file and the power BI file by clicking on different buttons.
Here is my code for opening the files:
Public Class Form1

    Private Sub OpenDashboards_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles OpenDashboards.Click
    End Sub

    Private Sub OpenTracker_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles OpenTracker.Click
    End Sub

    Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        Me.Visible = False

    End Sub
End Class
We recently did an update of a software that will now require me to update the local files on 100+ PCs. (copy/paste folder from shared drive) The issues however are as follows -

1. The folder I want to copy has multiple subfolders with data, which seems to be an issue when using group policy (Computer Configuration>> Preferences>>Windows Settings>>Files>)
2. The alternate seems to be to use a script via xcopy or robocopy and push that via GP. However, I need to copy this folder to Program Files (x86) which requires elevated permissions, so I keep getting access denied errors.

Any idea how I can best handle this?


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