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Want to share my experience since this issue is discussed on the internet I followed the solution I found on YouTube all offered the same solution and none work for me but..
A windows 10 machine hung on startup the window 10 startup circle stopped circling and that's it. The option to login did not shows up.
I restarted it into safe mode as soon I logged in I got the following msg “Microsoft edge can’t open with built in administrator account windows 10”
I searched on YouTube how to fix this error msg, the solutions offered was how to modify the security policy’s for the build in admin. Did not work for me.
What did work was I uninstalled the network drivers (in device manager) did a restart and the system boot was successful.
Seams that since window had an issue with the network driver it gave an error on Microsoft edge. But not sure why it include in the msg the misleading end of being relate to the built in administrator account.
Hope you may find this helpful
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
I have seen this message often.  When I log in with a different account, no problems.  This may be due to the fact that the machines where I see the problem are on a domain.
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In my case the computer was not joined to a domain.
Since the network driver was what kept the computer from booting and the app the in the error was edge which make sense to have a connection to the network card driver, I assume that the troubleshooting would work in other scenarios and logging in with a different account would not work in this case.
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According to tech support site BleepingComputer, victims can "trick" the program into shutting down: once they reach the PayPal purchase screen, they can hit Ctrl+O to open a dialogue box, and then enter http://hitechnovation.com/thankyou.txt. This makes the program think they've paid the $25, and it shuts down.

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Great Post and Heads Up Kyle.
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USB Microscope Comes in Handy
I considered making this an article, but this seemed to be the better way to do this.

The intro image  shows a USB microscope (~$30.00) and one of the pictures it took.  It is especially interesting because I didn't really think this would be of much use.  I just liked the idea of it.  I had the "toy" sitting in my office for only 4 days before I really needed to use it.  One of my users came to me with a MacBook Pro that no longer started, at all.  Under normal circumstances, meaning if it was a windows based computer, I would take it apart and see what the problem was.  There was a problem with that.  Since it was a MAC computer, I didn't have the correct wrench to unscrew the chassis.  I took my USB microscope, pictured above, and took a picture of the screw hole, also pictured, which I then sent out to my colleagues within the institution (a medical college) to see if anyone had a screwdriver to fit this screw.  


It took about 2 hours before I received a response that someone indeed did have the correct tool and would either be willing to lend it to me or do the job themselves.  
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I so hope it wasn't someone in orthopaedics and you had to send it back to be resterilised afterwards! :)
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Nope. :-)
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Is there any downloadable software for Windows or for other devices connected to our network (such as cell phones)that would detect devices that are sending out SPAM.  Our internet provider has suspended our outbound email services until they know that we've fixed the problem.  I'd like to test all devices on the network to find out the source of the spamming.  Any ideas?  
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Setup an SMTP server (such as the free one included in windows under IIS) to act as a relay.

Point all of your actual applications that sdnd mail to this relay.

block all devices (except the IP pf the mail relay) from having port 25 ourbound.

Now you can be pretty muxh assured that anything else which is sending email is blocked, and you can review the smtp logs of all devices which de relay through your local smtp relay server, allowing tou to troubleshoot connectivity and locate any abusive systems.
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Hello all,

I've got an issue with a server that is running Windows Server 2012 (Not R2) where it doesn't go to the lock screen after a specified amount of time.

I have tried editing group policies, power saver options (both normal and advanced) and changing a registry directory to bring up an additional option in power saver advanced options, none of which work.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Much appreciated.
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Hi Friends,

Just a short note to explain why those of you who have been following me may be curious as to why I suddenly disappeared from EE all of a sudden and apparently started ignoring all of your messages for the last couple of months.

Without going into too much detail, I've basically been in and out of hospital with a rather serious condition. My last stint in hospital was 4 1/2 weeks and I'm finally now home again on a "Hospital in the Home" program where district nurses regularly visit my home and I go back into the hospital once a week for doctors reviews.

The situation I'm in isn't about to change real soon, but I'm confident I'll beat it eventually  :-)

So that's my story gang.. My apologies for the lack of replies and if I do seem to disappear, please know it has nothing to do with Experts Exchange forums, which I continue to thoroughly enjoy.

Best..

Andrew
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by:John Hurst
I continue to wish you well and think of you every time someone posts in here. I hope that the outcome is now brighter for you.
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Sending you positive thoughts and best wishes. Be well!!
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I see this over and over and over in here:  "Windows 10 forces me to update and my decade old legacy software won't work with the newest updates"

I wonder if these poor souls can connect the dots.

They turned off Windows 7 Updates to keep their legacy software running, and then they complained to Microsoft that their machine was hacked. It was hacked because security updates were turned off.

Microsoft's response:  "We have had enough!  New systems will update like it or not"

Is this any surprise to anyone?
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Pull off the access to the Internet is the only way to keep legacy application working...
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What can you benefit from moving Program files from C drive to D drive?

Can you simply move a program file from C: to D: ? In Windows, programs aren’t single files. Often, they’re not even found in a single folder, but rather in dozens of places on the hard drive. The file locations are referenced troughout Windows, which means that moving any of them would cause the program to fail. A simple file-move operation will be unsuccessful. Or will you manually uninstalling them and reinstalling to the D drive? Obviously, it’s not a good way especailly when there are a lot of applications installed on C drive.

Then, what is the best way? I think a third-party data migration software can make things much easier. Such programs are usually capable of dragging and dropping the program files from C drive to D drive safely and quickly. Here, EaseUS Todo PCTrans is recommended for its easy-to-use feature. It can help you transfer data and application to new PC/OS in simple steps in Windows XP/Vista/ 7/8/8.1/10 & Server 2003/2008/2012. All programs files like Facebook, Photoshop, Movie Maker, installed games, etc. that you downloaded from website and regarded as third-party software are supported.

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I would uninstall and reinstall the programs.  As you said, files are stored in different locations on the C drive, but there are registry entries that are created in every program's installation as well that point to those files and directories.  There maybe software that analyzes the software completely to move it, but if you have the software, I would uninstall and reinstall and pick your D drive and you won't have to worry about the software missing anything.

The advantage of installing on a different drive is if you are running out of room on your C drive, which can cause a slow down in your PCs operation.  If you have the room on the C, I would leave them on C, unless you are trying to organize your drives by having an app drive.

Most transfer software that I have used has been to transfer a complete drive to a new drive, not selected programs.  The transfer software images the disk and transfers it to the new drive (usually done because I've purchased a larger drive for my C drive).
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This reads more like an article than a question. Did you post it in the wrong category?
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we have installed a fresh Exchange Server 2013 Server on two Servers Mailbox Server and CAS Server on Windows 2012 R2 Server. we are facing IIS issue on CAS Server, internal error 500 appear, when logon on to OWA or  ECP on CAS Server also exchange management shell not connect. image is attached. we have installed internal CA certifcate in IIS. issue resolve on restarting of IIS ServerError when starting exchange management shell on CAS Server.

we have to restart the IIS Server once or twice a day to resolve the issue. please suggest a solution
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windows stuck on updates - how can I get to safe mode -HP pavillion all in one
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by using simple process when the system is start right after bios screen press F8 key frequently then got get some option related Safe mode
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A weird Windows 10 issue I have not seen before.

Yesterday morning I started as normal but there was no internet. Bah Humbug!  I use my Rocket Stick to get morning email and head to a client. 4:00 pm there was still no internet.

I got home, reset the modem and internet came back. That was about 7:00 pm. I restarted everything: Modem again, router, wireless, printer and both computers.

The printer worked on my Desktop but my laptop said "out of paper" No, it was not. Standard troubleshooting steps did not resolve the issue. So I did a Driver Repair (Programs and Features). I have done this before.

Now here is the weird issue:  Restart (have to) and the display turned upside down!. No tablet controls would fix this. The only fix I could beyond what I did was to restore to the prior point. I did this (20 minutes) and that fixed the display. I spent some time updating software that got lost in the restore and all is well.

But I have not seen anything like this before. New territory.
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I'd check to see if your tablet installed any new Windows Update or vendor updates overnight. Might have picked up something buggy that screwed with your drivers.
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I think the Printer repair step went wrong.

The laptop was fine; repair printer - weird problem; roll back and fine.

I don't know why the repair went bad but all was well before and all is well now.  

Thanks.
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Does anyone have a recommendation for dashboard software.  I need to be able to switch between active IE windows preferably not tabs. I tried Dashboard rotator but it stops the plugin from working.
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Exchange 2010 store.exe and MSExchangePowerShellAppPool consuming large amounts of RAM
Windows Server 2008R2, After the upgrade the exchange to latest SP3 with latest roll update. Still Exchange 2010 store.exe and MSExchangePowerShellAppPool consuming large amounts of RAM. Please give me the best solution for this issue. It will be most helpfull for me

Thanks
Karunakar rao
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Please post a question you will get better response.
https://www.experts-exchange.com/askQuestion.jsp
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Exchange mailbox server eats 95% memory of total memory and release it to other apps as and when required

U need to ensure that you have assigned physical memory to exchange as per designed capacity

Look below post
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28294920/Exchange-2010-memory-requirement.html
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GPO deny all admin local and remote login on windows 2012 DC and windows workstations. All admin accounts are locked.  How do I recover from this.  Stop laughing!!!!!
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logon to any domain joined machine with local administrator of that machine, install GPMC console and start GPMC console with run as domain administrator and revert back the GPO settings
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+1 for the Game of Thrones reference.
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Windows 10 Version 1709 is due out Tuesday October 17. I have it running now and so far (from the point of view of quality) it looks pretty good.

Microsoft has admitted they pushed Version 1703 out the door before vendors could adapt to it.

So far it appears they have learned to test twice before issuing once.

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ATTENTION APC UPS USERS! (could apply to other UPS batteries!)

I thought it was only responsible of me to follow up on this question after REAL EXPERIENCE which could have been FATAL!

This question is right on topic with a recent event this week, where I've spent the night in hospital!.

Red Light on Smart UPS 2200

After suffering the effects of Respiratory irritation caused by inhaling toxic gases in the datacentre.

One or Two APC 3000 UPS failed in the datacentre, with battery faults, the gas possible Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S) filled the closed datacentre with possibly Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S).

I only open the door, and walked in for exposure for what could have been more than 10 seconds, it was enough to overwhelm me causing headache for the rest of the afternoon, nausea, coughing and later breathlessness after advice from "NHS 111 Online" I went to Accident and Emergency, where they wired me up to ECG, Heart Rate, Blood Pressure monitors, took blood samples every hour for testing, and oxygen and nebuliser.

I was discharged after 12 hours, being advised to rest, take it easy and the exposure and irritation should get better over 48 hours.

I'm still feeling tired, cough is getting better, but still my chest still feels very heavy which I'm told is the inflammation of the lungs,

My recommendation should you have a battery light is to isolate from the Power Supply Immediately.
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Andy - I offer you my very best wishes and I hope you have a complete recovery. Sounds nasty.  ... John
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Thanks John
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How can I share out an old *.exe application to multiple users in an AD environment who are connected from home via VPN? The requirement is that the execution of *.exe must be from the office network, the *.exe application calls a bunch of databases from other servers in the office and will disconnect if the application runs from the user's computer via VPN.

I am thinking of setting up a Windows 2012 servers and allow RDP connections for users to run the *.exe on the server from home(via VPN). Are there any other ways?
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I did windows update (Windows 7 ) on desktop that did not use for almost a year.  After updates,  I have no control of my C: drive or changing users etc.  I just keep getting error messages that say I have to talk to administrator, but I was the administrator and now apparently the updates made someone else the administrator and can even open the C: drive, as I have no authority.  What happened?




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To recover deleted or inaccessible Outlook PST data, you can use an Outlook PST recovery software. You can also get it back with some easy manual process from here: https://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/backupandrestore.htm
You can also use a professional tool from here: http://www.pstrecoverytool.org/
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WTS sessions win10 1703 bug help

Windows 10 pro, home .
LsaEnumerateLogonSessions returns and rotating multiple session id id WTSActive in the multiple looks.

WTSQuerySessionInformation is every two or 3 session active.

This issue occurs because Windows has no previous versions at 10 build 1703.

I have more than 1 active LogonSessions.  
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How do I install windows essentials 2012 on windows 10 without getting a 0x800c0006 error
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error with work folders Server 2012 R2

Error: The Windows Sync Share service failed to setup a new sync partnership with a device. Database: (\\share name) User folder name: (workfolder); Error code: (0x8e5e0645)

Solution: Stop the sync share service on the server backup and delete the content of the metadata folder and start the service again  

Let me know if this helps anyone
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add your account to local computer user and group under MIISAdmins.

Make sure that the MIISAdmins group exists. If the group is missing, create a group that's named MIISAdmins.


log off logon this should work
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Here's a simple security tip: lock your computer when you're away! An unlocked work station leaves you ridiculously vulnerable and it's a simple thing to avoid.  Just get in the habit of hitting Ctrl-Alt-Del and choosing Lock every time you get up (for Windows anyway, adapt as needed for your specific OS choice).

You wouldn't leave your front door wide open when you're not at home, right? Same principle here :-)
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There was a person who used to work here who would prove that point by using unlocked computers to send a random silly email to everyone
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@Brandon: I've also seen people get a browser extension installed that would cause Guy Fieri to start showing up on webpages they'd visit. (Note: I don't really endorse these sorts of shenanigans—it can be easy to accidentally take it too far and inadvertently do something actually malicious—but I will admit to getting a good chuckle out of them.)
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