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I have a client still running Lotus Organiser 5 from Windows 3.1 days.

The client needs the historical calendar data and to me the best place to move it to is their Exchange Server.

Have you come across a process or tool/application that can make this a possibility?
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User is having problems with Microsoft Outlook.  I went to open "Mail" in Control Panel and it is missing.  Searched online and found a KB that said to apply all Windows Updates.  The PC is up to date.  Other strange thing is there is a Windows.old folder on the root of C Drive and this PC is new from Dell 3 months ago with Windows 10.  Screenshots attached.
Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend who has a Dell 2155cn network printer, which he uses for his Windows 7 laptop and Windows 10 desktop. While the device prints just fine on both machines via the network, I am having a devil of a time getting it to scan to the Windows 10 machine. The printer is connected to a wireless access point, as it is not wireless itself, and it sits in the garage.

This scanner is set up to scan to a shared folder, typically named "Scans", and placed just inside the C drive (C:/Scans). The scanner is typically set up using the internal web server page inside the printer, a link of which I enclose below. I have consulted the manual extensively, and set up the scanner "Address Book" page on the internal web server page for Windows 10 machine in the exact same fashion as the Windows 7 machine, being careful to use the proper settings, such as the user name, password and server (computer) IP address. However, I just cannot get the scanner to scan... it keeps producing a variety of "031-XXX" messages (link enclosed below), such as "Cannot find SMB server" or the like. I have tried temporarily disabling the firewall, re-downloading and installing the Windows 10 drivers, power-cycled the router, wireless access point, printer and computer, all to no avail.

I am completely out of ideas, and I am hoping one of you wise wizards can help. Here are some links to both the network scanner set up and error message page.

Dell 2155cn network…
Hi, This may be the stupidest question ever asked here but I would like to know.  When you put Windows laptop to sleep, does that automatically prevent someone from accessing it via WIFI?  If you are not going to use it overnight, should you disable the WIFI for security reasons? Thanks
Hi am experiencing problems since applying the July Microsoft Updates to my Exchange environments.

I have two separate production Exchange/AD environments experiencing is Exchange 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 (in a DAG configuration) and the other is Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2 (single server).

Both environments were operating fine until applying the July 2018 Microsoft updates. Since then, when I receive Event ID 16002 and Event ID 16022 every six hours, the Microsoft Exchange Transport Service hangs and mail stops flowing. If I try to restart the Transport service, it does not respond and I have to reboot the server to regain mail flow.

Event ID 16022 appears 7 times when the Transport Service hangs, with the following different messages:
* A configuration update for Microsoft.Exchange.Transport.TransportServerConfiguration has successfully completed.
* A configuration update for Microsoft.Exchange.Transport.X400AuthoritativeDomainTable has successfully completed.
* A configuration update for Microsoft.Exchange.Transport.RemoteDomainTable has successfully completed.
* A configuration update for Microsoft.Exchange.Transport.AcceptedDomainTable has successfully completed.

These messages were being logged before the problem started, but the timing of them in the logs coincides with the failures (every 6 hours).

Is anyone else experiencing this problem since the July update?

Note: I have also a third separate Exchange 2013 …

Environement WIndows Server2016, VM AD, DNS

40 AD users (user1, user2, ...user40)

I need to create a Windows tree folder structure similar to:


Where :
- userX will have RW access sur D:\SHARE\USERS\userX
- userX will not have any access to other users folders
- ideally the same share lettre (S:) will be affected to every user
- for user1 S: will be mapped to folder user1
 - for user2 S: will be mapped to folder user2
- finally, if possible every folder will be limited to 3Gb

Any way to do that somewhat easily?  or not too complicated?

Thank you very much
Dear Experts,

As my environment is not so big. Currently to create new mail id's in my environment users comes to me & request the same. My question is I want users not to come & instead  they can send a request for new mail id by clicking the option new mail id registration which should be available on the company website  & when they click send to it should come to my email(inbox) & from their i can go ahead & create new mail id's
Just like yahoo .

Is it possible??
My environment is configured with windows server 2012 & exchange 2016.

I am working with a Brother MFC-9120 CN
I want to connect the printer to the home network wirelessly. The printer only connects to the home network.
I noticed in the manual it talks about using a bridge I think there was a USB device that came with the printer. No one knows or can locate that USB.

The printer does have a USB port. I read somewhere that I can buy a dongle insert the dongle in the USB port and it should connect to the network.

Any comments?

Installed a new Windows Server 2016 at an existing SBS 2011 site.  Email was Migrated to Office 365 several months ago and all clients were connected and working fine.

New server and domain are connected to Office 365 and Azure AD for management and password replication is working perfectly.

All Outlook 2010 clients connect to Office 365 fine.

None of the Outlook 2016 clients will connect to Office 365 for the previous user of the pc.  


"something went wrong we weren't able to register your device and add it to windows"

and it continually asks for password.

Machine User Profiles were migrated from old domain to new domain.

 Can add outlook profile for new users and, can add an outlook profile for the user on a different machine.

The problem seems to be only present when the following are present.

Windows 10 Pro
Outlook 2016
Outlook profile existed on machine before the domain migration.

I have tried removing all Outlook profiles from the mail control panel and the registry.  No Joy.
We are trying to activate a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Server and Windows keeps responding that that MAK product key is invalid and we know in fact is not. Microsoft is absolutely no help in the matter and wants a few hundred dollars just to talk.  We are using the command:

slmgr.vbs /ipk xxxxxx

It returns a 0XC004F050 The software licensing service has reported the product key is invalid

The key use in the install was a generic kms key and trying to switch it to the correct MAK one. We tried updating the registry so it does not do an automatic activation but that did not help either. Thank you
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need some help to move 21 mailboxes from ex-2013 to ex-2016.old server windows 2012R2 domain/new server windows 2016 domain same domain

how ?????

thank you
I am running System Center Configuraiton Manager 2016 (SCCM) on a Server 2016 Hyper-V virtual server.

When the server boots up I always have to go into the Windows services and manually start the SQL Server CEIP service (MSSQLSERVER), SQL Server Agent (MSSQLSERVER), SQL Server Reporting Service, (MSSQLSERVER), & CONFIGURATION_MANAGER_UPDATE services since these services don't start automatically.

I have already created a batch file that will start these services when it is run and I would prefer not to change the startup type on these services from automatic to automatic (delayed start) unless absolutely necessary.

What can I do to fix this issue so these services will automatically start and won't have to be manually started every time the server boots up?
I m trying to Install SQL 2008r2 on newly bulit Windows Server20088r2. It requires dotnetframework 3.5
However I added roles & features for dotnet.
It still requires
Please provide me with guides on using System Center Configuration Manager 2016 (SCCM)  to deploy software such as Chrome, Acrobat Reader, & 7-Zip to clients.

I have a server running Windows Server 2008 SP2 32bit

I was attempting to perform Windows Updates today which were immediately failing.. In an troubleshooting effort, I attempted to restart the trustedinstaller.exe service, which immediately rebooted the server and it has been stuck in an "Failure configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes, Do not turn off your computer" state which just reboots the server and continues in a loop..

I have done some research on this and performed the common fix for this, from what I've seen: Boot from startup disk, enter the command line and rename the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution folder to SoftwareDistributionOLD and rename C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml to pending-xml.OLD

However, this solution that appears to work for most people doesn't work for me.. I'm at a loss as to what to do. There are no system resource points, startup repair doesn't work.. Please help.
What steps do I need to follow to add Server 2016 and Windows 10 updates to the "All Software Updates" group within System Center 2016 Configuration Manager (SCCM)?

All Software Updates
Hello Experts,  my client just received a Sharp MX-3570 MFP printer.  We have it set with two user codes one for black and white printing and copying and another code for color printing.
We use Windows 2016 server and Windows 7 pro and Windows 10 Pro workstations.   I have configured the printer on the servers to share and have created a user code in advance setting so the printer will ONLY use black and white printing.  When I deploy the printer via GPO and the user prints it requests a user number.  I purposely setup the properties in the printer on the server to include the user number in the sharp printer driver settings.   When I print on the printer defined on the server it does not prompt.

Does anyone know how to fix this so that it does NOT prompt the user for the user number?
I am trying to create a clean default Windows 10 image

Windows 10 Pro 1803 (from Open License DVD) shows Start Tiles for Mimecraft & Drawboard PDF that do not appear to be installed anywhere

How do I remove these tiles for all users as I don't know where their links are kept?
What are the steps required to configure a group policy to disable the CTRL-ALT-DEL requirements when logging on?

I need to configure this policy for some clients within my test environment.

How can this be done?
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I've installed DYMO Label Software 8.7.2 on Windows Server 2016, and it seems to install fine but when I open the software I get the error shown in the attachment. Clicking OK just instantly closes the software and I cannot get into it.

When I install the software, it installs the pre-requisites. I've then tried doing a 'Complete' install and a 'Custom' with only the 'DYMO Label' component installed, but the results are the same.

Nothing reported in Event Viewer.

I'm not massively familiar with the inner workings of DLS - can anyone suggest how I can troubleshoot this? And what is Data Tracking anyway? Sounds like a component that I don't need anyway.

I had a look in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\DYMO\DLS8 and there were a couple of files there. I tried to open the DLS8.log.xml file but it only gave me one line of information, despite being 580KB. There is also a file in this folder called 'DataTracking' (no extension), which could be relevant. I've uploaded both files here anyway.

I have an outdated NAS device, D-Link DNS-343.
Can you suggest a device that would make and excellent replacement?
The device must be able to operate under Windows 10.

I am looking for a MFA (2FA) solution to secure local Administrator accounts on a domain, i have completed multiple implementations on 3rd party services and am looking for advice on a local implementation.

Windows domains
Server 2016 Domain controllers
Key accounts to protect are Administrators Group.

If this can then tie into MFA for VPN access as well (Sonic Firewall) this would be every beneficial. Any options/advice would be much appreciated (cost effective and easy to maintain)

Hi Guys,

We are trying to run a Windows Image restore, but encounter the following error(s):
(The restore between these two machines were successful previously)

The "LIVE" machine is:
Dell Power Edge T130, Intel Xeon CPU E31220V5 @3Ghz, 8GB RAM, Windows 2008 R2 64-bit OS, BIOS Version 1.1.4 2016/01/07

Machine to be RESTORED to:
Restore Server (Host Machine):
Intel S1200BTL, Intel Xeon CPU E31240 @3.3Ghz, 8GB RAM, Windows Server 2016 Standard 64-bit OS, BIOS Version Intel Corp S1200BT.86B.02.00.0043.032320181625, 2018/03/23
BIOS Mode Legacy

We've attempted a couple of restore options:

Restoring directly to the Host Machine

- Boot from Windows server 2008 bootable Media
- Choose “Repair your computer”
- Select “Restore your computer using a system image that you created earlier”
- Select “Use the latest available system image (Recommended)
- On the next screen “Format and re-partition disks” are greyed out but selected.
- Next to confirmation screen and warning that all disks will be formatted.

* An error is displayed “ Re-image restore filed. – The system image restore failed.
Windows cannot restore a system image to a computer that has different firmware.  The system image was created using EFI and this computer is using BIOS.”

Attached images of the host machine’s BIOS configuration

Hyper-V Restore Option

- Hyper-V installed on host machine.
- Generation 1 Virtual Machine created
- 4096MB RAM allocated
- 1500MB …
Running Windows 7 Pro on a z210 HP computer.

After the most recent Microsoft update, (yesterday) when I log into any account, the computer hangs with the message:
"Setting up personalized settings for Windows Desktop update."

How do I solve this problem?
Who else is experiencing this problem?
I am trying to set up a 3 display setup, using a Dell desktop with an AMD Radeon HD 6670 Graphics card the monitors consist of two dell monitors and a Magnavox tv.  One dell is connected using DVI with is the main monitor and the second dell is using HDMI connection, this monitor is touch screen and trying to connect the Magnavox tv using the VGA connection. The system is running windows 10. In display settings, I can see 1, 2, and 3 for all three connections but I never can get all three to display at the same time. When I click and highlight 3 which is the TV under Multiple displays I get Disconnect this display,  Duplicate desktop on 1 and 3, Duplicate desktop on 2 and 3, and Extend desktop to this display.
Display 1 is touch screen using HMDI, Display 2 is the DVI connection main screen, Display 3 is the VGA tv connection.  When I turn on Display 3 and choose, extend to this display Display 1 goes off, and only Display 2 and 3 shows.  Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong?

Windows OS





This topic area includes legacy versions of Windows prior to Windows 2000: Windows 3/3.1, Windows 95 and Windows 98, plus any other Windows-related versions including Windows Mobile.