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I'm looking to configure a VM lab where I can install separate OS's for development testing and learning but I'm not sure what is the best setup for this. I'm running Windows 10 and have a 1TB external hard drive i'm planning to use as storage for the VMs. I just need a low-key personal lab but need some direction to get this set up.

Thanks!
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Hi,

every time i start Microsoft word 7 from start menu of windows 10 laptop it takes 1,2 minutes to configure something as attached.

is there is a way i can avoid and save some time
please advise
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I have an HP Envy 750 424 with Windows 10 Home edition. Started up a couple of days ago and immediately get the bsod saying Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We'll restart for you. The stop code is  System Thread Exception Not Handled. Then get the message "Preparing Automatic Repair". It then goes back to the bsod with a different stop code. The stop codes I've seen so far are

KMODE EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED
ATTEMPTED EXECUTE OF NONEXECUTE MEMORY WHAT FAILED STORPORT.SYS
System Thread Exception Not Handled WHAT FAILED FLTMGR.SYS
MEMORY MANAGEMENT
IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL
PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA WHAT FAILED CL.DLL
ATTEMPTED WRITE TO READONLY MEMORY
UNEXPECTED KERNEL MODE TRAP
System Thread Exception Not Handled WHAT FAILED WDF01000.SYS

I've reseated the memory sticks. Tried each memory stick by itself. I created a rescue dvd and usb drive but the pc will not boot to either device. It tries to boot the devices then fails with the varying bsod's above. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I have Database.mdb which is a 570 meg file on a Windows Server 2016 shared directory.  

When I drag it to  \\CPUDesk c: drive it takes 10 seconds.  This is a $400 windows 7 proiDell Inspiron 620 desktop that is 6 years old.

When I drag it to a \\CPULap c: drive it takes 50 seconds.  That is a brand new $700 windows 10 pro Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with a fast i7 chip and 8gig memory and a super fast SSD SanDisk x400.

I am shocked that an old cheap desktop is so much faster than the latest technology laptop.

At first I thought it might be a bad Cat 5 cable or switch port, so I swapped the laptop and the desktop and reran the test with the same result.

CPULap has a 1000 gig NIC which is confirmed because the network switch shows two green LEDs.  

Does anybody have any ideas of how I can trouble shoot this?  

rberke.

P.S.  At the risk of giving "Too Much Information", here are some additional facts, to muddle the picture.


I tested the copy on other cpus
*1 year old windows 10 pro laptop ($1300 quad core Lenovo t460p) also took 50 seconds.
*3 year old windows 10 pro desktop took 10 seconds
*3 year old windows 10 pro desktop took 10 seconds
* 5 year old windows 7 pro desktop took 10 seconds
* 4 year old windows 7 pro desktop took 50 seconds


* 2 month old windows 2016 server took 1 second (no surprise, because that copy didn't even go through the switch.)
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desktop alerts do not show up on my desktop as they used to. Please help
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Can anyone recommend a really good duplicate image finder that can compare some 100gb of photos by metadata e.g. exact date and time taken of the original photo rather than the name of the photo (as some of my photos might have different names after I changed them but they are the same photos).

Also is there a way of seeing a visual depiction of all the photos taken in a heat map style so I can see where there are large gaps (e.g. 1-2 months) where no photos are?

Also I am capable of doing a google search myself so what I am really looking for are recommendations based on what people have actually used and not opinions based on what they have read on a web site (as I capable of reading a blurb too).  Thanks.
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We have 4 Windows 2008 R2 domain controllers (DC), 2 at each site connected via firewalls. Can anyone tell us why they are trying to communicate over tcp/45003-45007 ports? The main service failing is lsass.exe. We cannot find any documentation from Microsoft stating that Active Directory should be using this port range. For compliance reasons we cannot open these ports without backup documentation. Can anyone help explain why all 4 of our DC’s are using these ports (45003-45007)?
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Dear Sirs,
I am very new with Network .I have several problems above my Network Plan:
 my network
1.i do not know which Network cable to which port.
2.Vlan create problem,i think i need TRUNK too,but several attemt no succes:(
3.vswitch how to
4.ISCSI connection to ESXI , This my big problem at the moment . Do i need to use different IP  subnet for ISCSI ? do i need to connect VLAN ISCSI the same portgroup where is all my VMs(VM Network) or do i need to create VM Network 2 ? if yes how connect my VMs on VM Network 2 to VM Network ?
why i ask that ? because i did a test .
1. Created a Domain Controller vm on VM NETWORK.
2.I created a windows 10 client on VM NETWORK 2 .unfortunatlly window 10 client cant ping to Domain controller.

for now all my problems.
Thank you so much for your help and ideas
My Best Regards
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Hello SCCM Experts,

I have inherited an SCCM 2012 server where the WSUSContent is growing out of control.  I first ran into problems with drive space last week.  I added more space (100GB) but synchronization was still not working.  I had to do a wsusutil reset to get synchronization to work.  I didn't empty the contents of the WSUSContent folder before I did the wsusutil reset.  Here are my questions/thoughts:

1.  If I follow the delete the contents of WSUSContent per this article: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/gborger/2009/02/27/what-to-do-when-your-wsuscontent-folder-grows-too-large/, will this work with my version of SCCM?
2.  Can I uninstall and reinstall the WSUS portion of SCCM.  I found an the following article explaining the procedure to do this if the Windows Internal Database is used in SCCM.  https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sus/2016/10/18/recreating-the-susdb-and-wsus-content-folder-for-a-windows-server-2012-based-wsus-computer/

The article states:  Note that if you see ##SSEE (in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Update Services\Server\Setup\SQLServerName), this blog post is not applicable to you.   Of coarse this is what we have.  Does anyone know the steps for recreating the SUSDB and WSUSContent folder on a build using SQL Server?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Nick
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Hi there!

I have an issue preparing an installation of Python/IDLE in one of my client's team computers. Basically, I prepared a couple of scrappers using Python and Selenium. The packages being used on my scripts are selenium, openpyxl, and python-docx.
However, I can't even get to installing the packages on that machine, because one I execute the Python installer from the website (3.6.x), the insteller won't. I tried using admin rights, disabling antivirus, I checked the correct processor architecture, and I still can't get to run the installer on that particular machine. In other team members I was able to installe in their machines. I have run out of ideas to trouble shoot this. Could you please point me to things that I can try out to run the installer Python/IDLE installer?

Thank you so much!
Any help is greatly appreciate it.
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Hi,
I am using Outlook 2016 version 1711 (build 8730.2175). My OS is Windows 10 Pro.
CPU I5, 8 GB Ram.
I use Kaspersky AV.
I have 4 IMAP accounts, two of them on same IMAP server.
After a few minutes, Outlook "freezes" and I am forced to kill it through task manager.
It seems my error occours during email composition.
I tried:
- disable Kaspersky plugin "Anti-Virus addin"
- completely uninstall Kaspersky
- disable other addition components ("Microsoft SharePoint Server Colleague Import Add-in" and "Microsoft VBA for Outlook Addin").

No way.
It is still crashing.

The error I get in Event Viewer is: "The program OUTLOOK.EXE version 16.0.8730.2175 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed"

Thank you very much
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Hi there!

I have an issue preparing an installation of Python/IDLE in one of my client's team computers. Basically, I prepared a couple of scrappers using Python and Selenium. The packages being used on my scripts are selenium, openpyxl, and python-docx.
However, I can't even get to installing the packages on that machine, because one I execute the Python installer from the website (3.6.x), the insteller won't. I tried using admin rights, disabling antivirus, I checked the correct processor architecture, so I give up trying to install the officitial distirbution in that machine. In other machines I don't have this problem.

So I was wondering if you could recommend other Python distributions for windows that can enable me to run my scripts using the mentioned package? I saw some alternatives such as PyCharm, but I am not sure if that will help.

Can someone confident recommend some for this case?

Thank you so much!
Any help is greatly appreciate it.
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I just got Windows 10 and Dagon naturally speaking 13 (aka dns).  can you dual boot 10 with Ubuntu?  i like linux for the free stuff but I like Windows because I think (?) they make better games.  i say they are better but i have heard of, but haven't tried, a Ubuntu game engine called Smoke.  currently, my OS is Ubuntu and i was about to overwrite this with 10, because i think windows has to be installed first.   the expert john hurst mentioned using VMWare player as an alternative to dual booting.  i need dns because i have ms but i like free stuff of ubuntu.
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I send a lot of email everyday. Many have pdf attachments. Lately I may get replies back from say 5 different recipients a day saying they received my email but 1) there was no attachment, or 2) the attachment will not open. I look in my sent folder and the attachment is there. I forward that same email to the said recipients and then they report it opens fine.

I have a Windows 7 Pro PC (recently wiped and reloaded). Using Office (and Outlook) 2010 Small Business. I have no malware, no disk or file system errors, all Windows and Office updates are installed. Our email is imap and handled thru Godaddy. We have many employees who all use their Godaddy emails who also send pdf attachments but none have this same issue. I've configured Outlook encryption for extended testing times using SSL, TLS and no encryption but the issue persists under each configuration.

Any ideas?

I also have one recipient that can never open my attachment. However I forward it to my coworker across the hall to send it to them and they open it just fine!
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I use the native backup system on my SBS 2011 Std server. I currently backup to a 2TB drive. I would like to use a higher capacity drive so that I can keep more backup sets than what I can currently store on the 2TB drive. I have a 6TB drive available (not currently being used for anything). Can the backup system properly use this size drive or does the windows 2TB limit come into play (i.e. will it fill the entire 6TB)?
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I have a Dell r320 server running Windows 2012 r2 server hosting 2 Hyper-V Virtual Machines.  About once a week, the server and both VMs come to a slow crawl.  My event viewer shows no major events at all.  Suggestions?
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I have 2 DC's running win 2008 32bit also Running DNS, DHCP with Domain Functional Level of Windows Server 2008.
I want to introduce a Windows Server 2012 as a DC and transfer the FSMO but I still want to keep running DNS and DHCP on th eolde 2008 32bit servers. ANY recommendation as of what steps should I take and should I also move DNS and DHCP to the new server?
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Hi Everyone,
I had a client who is using Windows 7 and Windows XP Mode have their Windows XP VM stop working. I am thinking the key to solving it is the Integrated Features options which is grayed out. Does anyone know how I can make these options live so I can uncheck the selected devices?
 WinXP Mode Integration Features
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Hey

I would like to create:

C:\MyFolder

SecurityGroup A = Rights to delete the hole folder
SecurityGroup B = Unable to delete C:\MyFolder - but able to delete all content under C:\MyFolder - Write/Read all files - Create/delete folders - no access to rights/take ownership

Thanks in advance

Mike
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I need to clean up some computers running Windows 10 for a nonprofit. We need some free software to remove viruses and malware and get them running fast again.

Thanks for your help
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I am being tasked with moving our production web server to a "Cloud" virtual machine.   Is there a way of taking a backup of this machine and using this to load the image to the virtual?
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Hi Experts,

Have an environment which has a single DC - 2008R2, Domain and Forest Functional Level were 2003 but were updated to 2008. Have added a 2016 server to domain but when trying to promote it run into errors. Also when trying to run adprep on 2008R2 DC from Win 2016 CD get error below, this is the Adprep log file. Anyone seen this before and if there is a solution?

[2018/01/16:13:17:18.557]
Adprep created the log file 'C:\Windows\debug\adprep\logs\20180116131718\ADPrep.log'
[2018/01/16:13:17:18.557]
Adprep successfully initialized global variables.
 
[Status/Consequence]
 
Adprep is continuing.
[2018/01/16:13:17:18.619]
Adprep discovered the schema FSMO: SERVER.DOMAIN.COM.
[2018/01/16:13:17:18.728]
Adprep connected to the schema FSMO: SERVER.DOMAIN.COM.
[2018/01/16:13:17:18.728]
Adprep was about to call the following LDAP API. ldap_search_s(). The base entry to start the search is (null).
[2018/01/16:13:17:18.728]
LDAP API ldap_search_s() finished, return code is 0x0
[2018/01/16:13:17:18.728]
Adprep successfully retrieved information from the Active Directory Domain Services.
[2018/01/16:13:17:18.728]
Adprep was about to call the following LDAP API. ldap_search_s(). The base entry to start the search is DC=DOMAIN,DC=com.
[2018/01/16:13:17:18.728]
LDAP API ldap_search_s finished, return code is 0x0
[2018/01/16:13:17:18.728]
Adprep was about to call the following LDAP API. ldap_search_s(). The base entry to start the search is (null).
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I have a windows 10 PC with a single disk split into various partitions. c and d drives are visible in explorer but I also have an f drive in explorer that I cant see in diskmgmt.msc. There is no partition assigned the letter f.

In explorer its says f is a local drive but I dont know where that is.

This is a new HP business desktop PC. There are no usb drives or anything like that attached.

Any ideas?
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How can i solve this problem?
At work it is all perfectly. At home I can't log in. It seems allright, but in stead of my workspace, I get a black screen en after a while the Error in the quenstion.

I have updated tot VMWare 4.7. My laptop has windows 10 home edition. The virtual location of my work is Windows 7 enterprice.

How can I log in the workspace?

Thanks for your answer.

Greets,
Paula
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Issue:
Ask for the admin password on MacOs computers when they try to rename a folder that is networked and shared with several users.

Windows Server 2012 R2 server, contains the shared folder and wwo MacOs one with High Sierra and another with Sierra

Tests:

With the computer "High sierra" I create folder 1, inside 2, and inside the two the 3.

With the computer "sierra" I try to rename folder 2 per folder 4 and automatically MacOs asks for the admin password

The permissions on the server windows 2012 r2 are correct.

attached image.

Tnx All
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