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Hi all ia am going well with my script to check for a program and if its not there then run another program, my issue is that even if its find that the program is there it will try to run it any way, on a leavel of 1 to 100 how good am at code maybe 40 so forgive me if it is a dumb mistake, here isthe code , i might be completely wrong so pelase tell me if i am

# Adam R Wolarczuk
# 19th March 2020
# Version 0.1
# Beta

# Class for Detect if program is running
import psutil
import subprocess
import pyautogui
import time

for p in psutil.process_iter(attrs=['pid', 'name']):
    if p.info['name'] == "Discord.exe":
        print("yes", (p.info['name']))

        print("I am here")
        #print("no", (p.info['name']))

# If Program is running
# if the program is not running
# Log to file
# send email to imporm report
Windows 2012 R2 DC and Member servers.

I have a domain joined member server that I installed Laps on.
updated the schema
ran Set-AdmPwdReadPasswordPermission -OrgUnit …………………………..   on each OU that contains the computers
created a laps GPO
ran gpupdate /force   restarted the server

getting this error

Log Name:      Application
Source:        AdmPwd
Date:          3/29/2020 8:47:48 AM
Event ID:      3
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      SERV015.network.com
Could not get local Administrator account. Error 0x80070534.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <Provider Name="AdmPwd" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">3</EventID>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2020-03-29T12:47:48.000000000Z" />
    <Security />

When I installed Laps on this member server I selected all option during the installation.

The same error and others errors are happening on all the domain member servers but I have not restarted them yet

Any ideas or suggestions

Thank you

Citrix Xeanapp desktop windows 2008.

Our users connect citrix over Web browser https://mycitrix.domain.com.(netscaller)  webpage ask username and password for login  We want second Autentication TOKEN. We generate Token from Mobile app.but we do not know we can login page change and add this Token login space .

How can i add on this web login :

Token password :
I think there has been a problem with a Windows update and now various of my Windows 10 app tiles are showing as black square / rectangles (see screenshot) and will not launch.

If you click any of the icons there is a windows saying the app is updating and try again shortly.

I ran the Windows Store Troubleshooter and did a "reset" on the Photos app and now this is working correctly. There were many apps doing the same thing so I did a restore to a restore point before the problem appears - unfortunately the system restore failed.

I have tried running theWindows Store Troubleshooer again but now no problems are now found.

Can anyone suggest a solution please ?

desktop showing black tilesApplication updating message
How would I get


to execute

Control + Shift + Arrow Down

in Autohotkey?


I wrote two C-language programs almost 15 years ago, one that uploads files to an FTP server, one that downloads files from an FTP server.  The two programs are essentially identical in that I'm calling Windows functions as follows:

1) InternetOpen - to obtain a handle to an open Internet session.
2) InternetConnect - to obtain a handle to an open FTP session.
3) FtpDeleteFile - to delete the file being transferred before transferring the new version of the file.
4) FtpPutFile/FtpGetFile - to upload/download the file to/from the FTP server.
5) InternetCloseHandle - to close the handle to the FTP session.
6) InternetCloseHandle - to close the handle to the Internet session.

These programs have been working for the past 15 years and they both have the FTP server credentials "hard-coded" so they're not multi-functional, but were designed for my specific needs.  Now the corporation that I provide my software application services to are requesting that I use SFTP rather than FTP to adhere to their enhanced security guidelines.  I've searched the Internet for information on SFTP, but I haven't found anything that really provides any real insight into what I could do to change my existing programs to work with SFTP.  

Frankly, I don't really understand what I need to do to even set up an SFTP transfer, much less automate it, which is the primary advantage with using my own programs, since I can set up a command file to transfer ALL the files I need to transfer on a …
We have ActiveDirectory and windows 2008 file server . I have a BIG folder under these folder (name is ALLFILES) and ALLFILES can EVERYONE can access. I  have a NEW FOLDER under ALLFILE but :
I would like make custom Folder permission and want only  administrators +user1+user2 can access.


  - NEWFOLDER =administrator+user1+user2

I dont want to change security on ALLFILES sharing Folder?
is it possible?


I am trying to help someone who has access to their office via a VPN connection. Even though they stay connected the drives keep disappearing in Windows explorer.

What might cause this?
I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo P71 laptop.  I have a 21" Acer monitor.  Since getting my computer I've been running my monitor off the laptop's USB-C port, and everything works fine.  But I needed the port for other things, and used the HDMI output on the laptop to the HDMI input on the monitor.  The monitor has two picture settings:  Aspect or Normal.  The Aspect setting fills the wide screen monitor, but everything's stretched.   Normal just provides an old 4:3 ratio, with the display in the middle of the screen.  When viewed through the USB-C port the widescreen worked fine with no distortion (as on the laptop screen).  How do I have the HDMI connection work properly?


One of my clients received a brand new DELL Workstation along with a 3D pano Xray machine from a vendor. The Dell Workstation is equipped with a regular HDD installed with Windows 10 plus the necessary pano xray software, and a capture card. When we asked if they could provide a system with SSD instead, given how fast SSDs are compared with regular HDDs, the vendor declined to provide another system. They said that we could clone the HDD to an SSD.

I have never cloned a HDD to a SSD, so I need your expert opinion in figuring out any risks associated with this process, as I can't imagine that cloning from HDD to SSD is a risk free process. Aside of the risks during the cloning process, I am also concerned with side effects post cloning with the Windows Operating system during normal use (e.g possible blue screens, hardware errors, etc).

Should a clean install of the OS and application on a new SSD, rather than cloning, be advised, I would't mind doing the work (and the client wouldn't mind paying for it) as this would be a critical component of their business.

Hopefully some of you have enough experience in this particular area, and would be kind to provide feedback, tips and recommendations on how to go best about replacing a brand new HDD with a brand new SSD in a brand new DELL Workstation on W10

Thank you.

Running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on an HP Envy 17-K250CA Notebook.  Upon restarting, today, the display is not working (image attached).  Restarting did not help.  Please advise.

i want to do OS patching on DAG  which has 100 exchange servers  which are windows server 2016.

we are deploying vulnerability patch

do we need to put mailbox servers on maintenance mode as well?, will failover occur as well.

do we need to migrate PAM ?

any steps would help
I had to rebuild a domain controller (the only DC in the network).  Ive reinstalled the Windows 2016 std OS.  I have a good backup and have attempted several times to restore using the way of rebooting off the DVD media and running a repair and system image restore - it finds the backup image but everytime I start the recovery it fails with issues that it cant find a drive (ive looked up this error as well and still no luck).   This is a physical server not a VM

So I figure lets just try to restore this with the wbadmin start recovery command.  only issue is I am not sure of the exact command/syntax I will need here.  I need to just restore my C: volume - which was the OS.  I have all the data on the D: volume.  

I know after I complete this restore I will need to go back and restore the AD (authoritative) and I have the wbadmin commands for that I believe.

I have a bare metal backup.  unless there really is an easier way to do this that I am missing but Ive been the last 24 hours trying to get this up and running

Can someone with experience with this please help me with some guidance.  I have a completely downed network and need to get this all back up and running.

thank you very much
We are currently on domain controller 2008 R2 and we are looking at introducing domain controller 2016 and co-exist it 2008 R2 domain conrtoller. Would like to remain the functional level at 2008 R2 for now on 2016 dc. Can this be done and will it be supported by Microsoft for the 2008 R2 functional level on 2016 domain contoller. In addition to this we have handful of 2003 servers and we would like to know if the authentication is still supported.

Based on our research we found that "Operating Systems like Windows XP, Server 2003 and 2008 (not SP2) are not supported" from the link below. Appreciate if this can be validated.

The problem I am having is that I have configured WSUS to use BranchCache using  BITS.
The Windows 10 clients are not members of domain thus we use local policy and they talk to the WSUS box fine and the approved updates are coming down without a problem, even branchcache works fine, except updates are coming down from WSUS server and always at full speed, no BITS throttling at all.

I see downloads are via BITS in PerfMon - BITS:Bytes from server
and also via PS C:\Windows\system32> Get-BitsTransfer -AllUsers

In first step I enabled

Network/Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)                        
      Allow BITS Peercaching      Enabled            
      Limit the maximum network bandwidth for BITS background transfers      Enabled            
                  Limit background transfer rate (Kbps) to:      0
                  From      6:00 AM
                  To      12:00 AM
                  At all other times      
                  Use all available unused bandwidth      Enabled
                  Limit background transfer rate (Kbps) to:      20
I expected no transfer but there was no limit - update was downloaded from WSUS server as before during working hours.

In second step I also enabled
      Set up a work schedule to limit the maximum network bandwidth used for       Enabled            
      Ignore bandwidth limits if the source and the destination are on the same subnet.      Disabled            
                  Work Days      
                  From      Monday
                  To      Saturday
                  Daily Work Hours      
                  From      6:00 AM
                  To      12:00 AM
                  Bandwidth Limits During Work Hours      
                  High Priority Limit:      0
                  High Priority Unit:      Kbps
                  Normal Priority …
DNS issues after replacing SBS 2011 Domain Controller with Windows 2019 Standard Server.
Setup 2019 server as domain controller. All users were picked up by the new DC. The issue is that some domain member computers loose contact with the domain. Drives mapped using server names fail but when mapped by IP address they work.
On some computers adding a domain user to the local administrators group the add function does not see the domain.
My rather unsophisticated assumption is that this is a DNS issue and I "blame" the new DC since it is also the DNS server and DHCP server for the domain.
Any troubleshooting tips would be very much appreciated.
Hi Guys,
I just installed Windows Server 2019 + windows 10.
I created users in AD. When i try to login with this user in windows 10 workstation it prompt me this message.
I don't understand why are involved RDS, It should be a simple client AD authentication.
Has something change in Windows Server 2019 authentication?

Hi all i have a windows server 2008
i have a group called remote doctors
i need to have the doctors in this group connect remotely
i have setup rdp ports for them all and that works
but no matter what i do it always tells me that dont have remote access

can someone pllllleeesssseee help
Hi, I have an issue with IMAP client (Outlook 2013) and a quite large mailbox (about 30 GB).
Outlook is still synchronizing inbox, but this task never completes (and quite often, Outlook crashes so I need to manually kill process and restart it).
I already disabled Kaspersky plugin, which was one of first suspects for this behavior.
OS is Windows 10.
Can you give me some hints to troubleshooting this issue?
Thank you
2019 is up and running.  2 servers in a DAG with full creative originality in the naming of exchmb1 and exchmb2. I have not moved all mailboxes yet from the old 2013 server.  I have moved some of the affected mailboxes from the old servers to the new servers with no change in the end result.

Most users are connected and working fine, but about 100 or so out of 1100 plus will not connect.

I can ping autodiscover.domain.com and mail.domainname.com and they resolve to the correct servers just fine from these machines but outlook will not connect.

They are windows 7 machines. that originally had office 2010. they now have 2016.

domain firewall is turned off and all antivirus is uninstalled.

Outlook gives the error message "Log onto Exchange ActiveSync mail server (EAS): The server cannot be found."

I have read this article stating that EAS isn't supported, but that is the ONLY option to install.  


I have tried to use this article which tries to oversimplify it, but get the same result and same error message.  


Pulling my hair out here.  Thanks in advance for any tips...

I have deleted all profiles and added the registry entry for …
Not an emergency but is there a way to cancel or "logoff" as a user used to browse network shares?  I am not referring to net use or mapped network drives but just browsing under network.  I browsed a network share as admin and would now like to map a network drive.  However, since I browsed with the admin credentials, it gives the error "The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password.  to connect using a different user name and password, first disconnect any existing mapping to this network share." when I select connect as a different user.  It is not stored under credential manager.  (It has now stored the persons credentials here but not the admin credentials.)  I know a simple reboot would fix this but I am curious if there is a way to do this without rebooting.
Is there a simple way to simply download the codecs for .heci files on a Windows 10 computer? I copied a lot of pictures from my daughters iPhone to her Windows 10 computer and nothing that came with Windows 10 will open .heic files. I have to download a whole different .heci viewer from someplace?
I am trying to work at home.

On my work computer, I have 2 monitors, set to "extend" these displays.

On my Windows 10 Pro laptop at home, I have the two monitors (the laptop screen), and an external Dell 24" monitor connected via HDMI.  These 2 monitors are set to "extend" these displays.

On my laptop, I remote (using Remote Desktop Connection) into my computer at work with the setting in Options \ Display tab set to "use all my monitors for the remote session".

I would think whatever appears on the left monitor (at work), would appear on the left monitor (which is my laptop screen at home), and whatever appears on the right monitor (at work), would appear on the rightt Dell monitor (at home).

Am I missing something here, because this is not working as I thought it should work?

Can i extend the RDP screen to use up both monitors at home?
Good day to All
I have some virtual machines with Windows 10 Pro installed on them, what is the best method for licensing them - I am getting conflicting information.  I want to use them as full PCs for one person each to RDP into, I cannot use VDI as I have bespoke software which is not compatible with VDI.
I am being pointed in the direction of CSP subscriptions which appear to be either user or device licenses - I feel that those are for VDI installations
The alternative offering is an upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise but I don't need Enterprise so again I think that is for VDI installations.
So , in my case can I just buy Volume or Retail windows 10 Pro licenses and crack on.
Microsoft don't make these things easy, it should be sooo simple.
Windows Disk Management.

I have Windows 10, the C: drive total size shows 20 GB, but when I open Disk Management I see 2 partitions 10GB and 20 GB.
How can I put them all together 30 GB.  The Extend Volume is Greyed Out.

Thank you