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Hello all,
I have a client that has several Windows 7 Pro computers (around 50) that get their updates from WSUS.  
One of the computers refuses to install any updates and give me a 0x80073712 error every time.
Here is what I did to rectify this:
1)   Ran the SUR (System Update Readiness) program.  At first it stated that there were 484 errors (8 from the CSI Manifest Missing and 476 from the CSI payload file Missing).
I went to another computer and copied the c:\windows\winsxs directory to this computer.  Then I ran the SUR and it said that everything was fine.
2)   Rebooted the computer and tried to do the updates and still get the error above.
3)   Ran a Windows fix and it stated that it fixed the 0x80073712 error.  Rebooted the computer and tried to do the updates and still get the same error above.
4)   I went into the CBS log and I get a lot of Failed t internally open package [HRESULT = 0x800f0805 - CBS_E_INVALID_PACKAGE] errors
I have no idea what to do next to fix this error.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I have several directory structures and I want users to be able to edit files in those directory structures but I do not want them adding files or changing the directory structure. Can this be done with NTFS Permissions?

I have a problem with office professional plus 2016. They get the activation key with a MAK key and it works fine.

I've been installing them on many computers and my problem is on computers with windows 10 with a preinstalled office version.

First I have uninstalled it, using the tool of Microsoft since the uninstallation is not present in the add/remove software of the control panel.

Then after restarting the computer, I install it and if I look in "account", I see this
Then, the next day, I get this
and this
So I try to re-enter the key, but activation fails. If I uninstall everything, and re-install it, it works for one day and the the problem occurs again.

I've notice that the limitation date changes every day, and even though its says that most features will be disables, it stays fully functional.

Thank you for your help.
Thanks in Advance!

I have a customer that has a very small environment with 1 windows server with AD on it.  (about 10-15 users and most of them remote).
They don't have the funds for a second DC, currently, i have backups of file level and am using windows server backup for image backups.  
was thinking about this scenario  but wanted to run it by the experts to get their thoughts on it:     would like to create an Active directory server in the cloud that can, 1. sync with the onprem AD (so we have a copy of ACTIVE Directory in the cloud).   or 2. sync once a day while firing up the cloud server to allow syncing and then turn it off---to save on cost--incase cost is an issue.   3. have a scenario where the remote users can authenticate and not use cached profiles (besides using vpn).

question on the above scenario:   I'm sure Im not the first one thinking about this scenario---wanted to get your thoughts on how you guys are handling it for small businesses.
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Within about 24 hours after a reboot of my edge server, mail stops flowing from the edge server to the mailbox server.

I have one edge server and one mailbox server.  The mailbox is Exchange 2016 on Server 2012 R2 and the edge is Exchange 2016 on Server 2016.  The edge server is in a public-IP-addressed DMZ.  This edge server is a new deployment.  The old edge server was was on the same subnet as the mailbox server and did not have this problem.

This has been going on for a week.  I restore mail flow by rebooting the edge server with its windows firewall turned off.  Then mail flows to the mailbox server for about a day.  When I reboot the edge server with the windows firewall still up, mail does not start flowing.  I turn the windows firewall back on immediately after rebooting.  

The Application event log on the edge server shows events 1022, 12025, and 8019 after reboot regardless whether the firewall was up or down.

Nslookup on edge shows that it obtains DNS for the Active Directory DNS server and for the mailbox server.

Telnet port 25 from edge to mailbox, and mailbox to edge, is successful.

A port query tool on the mailbox server indicates port 50636 on edge is listening.

Test-EdgeSynchronization is always "Normal".

The edge firewall has an inbound rule allowing traffic on all ports from the mailbox server.

I believe this all shows that DNS and edge synchronization are working correctly.

As time goes by, after a reboot of …
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I would like to know of it's possible to get notified by Active Directory when a user has been added/removed from a group?

Is there a way in python to "subscribe" to have our program notified when this kind of event occur?

The only way i could detect those changes is to pool data periodically to see group changes.

(running python 3.7 on windows server 2012 r2)

yet, i've found pyad and python-ldap modules, but none of them seems to have functions for that.

Note: If it's not possible to be advised, then is there a way to just check with a single call "Is there any changes?"... and if there's some changes, i could browse a complete group to see these changes.

I am studying programming with Win32 API. I am confused about what window and viewport are.

I look forward to your help. If i get an illustrations or links to an explicit explanation of this GDI concepts I will be happy.
is there an easy way in server 2012, to determine the last time windows updates were applied to the server? I know there are tools and scripts to compare Wsusscn2.cab to what is installed on the server, but my question was slightly different, to determine the last date any particular update was applied, almost like a timeline of what updates were applied to the server and when date/time.
Regedit \ RouterManager can be configured ?

Regedit \ TCPip6 every modified would be return to previous state, as motherboard changed, DUID mac info inside needed to , RFC3315 required .

When the OEM vga driver latest supported driver updated to Nov. 2018, whatever way tried, the computer Driver Manager can not see the latest date of the offering ?
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Dear All,
I have a problem with a customized Windows based application which is developed in .NET.

It is a conversion application used to transliterate text in romanized format into native languages viz. Chinese, Urdu and the like; using the font Arial Unicode MS which follows the Unicode Standard. The conversion used to take place correctly until recently when we changed our operating system from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 r2.

Interestingly, a bizzare event is happening. Suppose we want to translitereate Romanized script into two languages A and B. Using the application If we transliterate language A first then it gets converted correctly. After that language B converts incorrectly. Following it in second attempt after re-running the application if we transliterate language B first, it gets converted correctly following it with Language A, conversion gets inccorect.

Is there a way in AD or any other way to get all ADFS servers in the company?

We have dozens of Windows 10 Pro workstations.  Some of them are sharing files in an "open" manner on a peer-to-peer network; i.e. the files are readily accessible on the network.  Others are more tightly secured.  
But the "open" ones keep getting changed by Windows updates.
Specifically, access to Public folders is turned OFF AND password protected sharing is turned ON.
It's not hard to fix but it's an unwarranted nuisance.

How can we nail these two settings down once and for all?
Should we resort to a Windows Task Scheduler task to run a batch file or script each night?
I have a client that is successfully using iCloud for Windows software to sync his Contacts and Calendar with Outlook 2010.  Yesterday, I joined his workstation to a Windows domain that uses Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection.  After successfully log into the iCloud program, the program closes.  Hence begins the loop.  If I relaunch the program, it requests my login credentials again, then closes itself after successfully logging in.

The workstation is running Windows 7 64bit, and I reinstalled the iCloud software using the latest version available for download.

Any idea what is happening?  Does Roaming profiles or folder redirection break the iCloud software?
All posts are how "control the desktop app from phone" :(

But a lot of people need control android device (for example connected to hifi) from other android device or windows (PC).

How do it?


Spotify has fantastic feature "Spotify Connect" that is super easy set-up. You'll need a phone, laptop or tablet with the with Spotify app. Add another device that supports Spotify or has the app (like a speaker or laptop). Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network, and log in to Spotify. Then you will be control all device from all other devices.

Is it possible control android tidal app from other device with android system without root on this? How?
I am ready to migrate users from Small Business Server 2003 to Exchange 2010 however I cannot get ActiveSync working for existing users.  If I create a new user on my  Windows 2012 DC and a new mailbox for a user, activesync works fine.   But, anyone who migrates from SBS to Exch2010 does not work.  Also, this only seems to be affecting iPhone users.  Androids seem to work fine.  The Outlook app works as well.
We are frequently receiving Netlogon 5774 error on our windows 2012 r2. Due to this we are loosing Internet connectivity and also speed is drastically come down from 20mbps to 5mbps.
We donot have any AD server. Its a plain static IP server with leased line and configured via Juniper Firewall.
Dynamic registration or deletion of one or more DNS records associated with DNS domain 'ABCSERVER.COM.' failed.  These records are used by other computers to locate this server as a domain controller (if the specified domain is an Active Directory domain) or as an LDAP server (if the specified domain is an application partition).  

Possible causes of failure include:  
- TCP/IP properties of the network connections of this computer contain wrong IP address(es) of the preferred and alternate DNS servers
- Specified preferred and alternate DNS servers are not running
- DNS server(s) primary for the records to be registered is not running
- Preferred or alternate DNS servers are configured with wrong root hints
- Parent DNS zone contains incorrect delegation to the child zone authoritative for the DNS records that failed registration  

Fix possible misconfiguration(s) specified above and initiate registration or deletion of the DNS records by running 'nltest.exe /dsregdns' from the command prompt on the domain controller or by restarting Net Logon service on the domain controller.
Following a temporary hardware failure that killed Windows Ser 2016 + Exchange 2016 I have had reinstall from scratch. Windows Server no problem, Exchange 2016 CU9 installed without much issue.

Now the nub. I was originally able to bring up the EAC webpage and insert credentials that weren't rejected however on passing to another web tab I would get Error 400 and then later error 500. Neither https://localhost/ecp/?ExchClientVer=15 nor http://localhost/ecp/?ExchClientVer=15 gives anything other than This Site Can't Be Reached : localhost refused to connect. As mentioned earlier I did get further previously with the EAC login screen but that has gone presumably because of changes that I had made to try and resolve the issue (Deleting the original Default Web Site and Recreating it).

In addition trying to login to the FQDN in Exchange Management Shell has never been successful since the install.

New-PSSession : [compsvr2016.comp.domainname.com] Connecting to remote server compsvr2016.comp.domainname.com failed
with the following error message : The WinRM client sent a request to an HTTP server and got a response saying the
requested HTTP URL was not available. This is usually returned by a HTTP server that does not support the
WS-Management protocol. For more information, see the about_Remote_Troubleshooting Help topic.
At line:1 char:1
+ New-PSSession -ConnectionURI "$connectionUri" -ConfigurationName Micr ...
+ …
The network is running on server 2012 r2.  The users have roaming profiles.  The work stations are windows 10.
One user has recently changed her name from Sarah Smith to  Sarah Jones.  I have changed the name on the user profile in AD, and access to the files has stayed the same.  The only challenges so far is the "welcome screen" during the work station login.  The login still welcomes Sarah Smith.  

How do I change the login to reflect Sarah Jones.
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A couple years ago I found a Windows utility that was able to search for a filename or filename extension on multiple servers (as long as the user doing the search was an administrator or domain administrator).

This utility would then list the exact path \\server\drive letter\folder path to the file.

I am now looking for utilities that are able to do this.

What utilities are able to do this?
I have a windows server 2016 std machine that is a VM and I am running routing and remote access on it as a VPN connection, and also it has a few NICs in it to go back and forth between 2 subnets. I have a file share on it and have noticed that I cannot move files across the network while RAS is on. Or at least it's not working well at all as it took several minutes to transfer a 24k file as a test. When I disable the RAS service the files transfer at normal speeds. Any suggestions?
I created a memorial slideshow and converted to a .wmv in win 8.1 but do not know how to make the command to make it autoplay copies for relatives.
I can not add File as too large.
This is a timely issue as the memorial is coming up soon.
Thank you,
Have got a clients Server 2003 hard drive returned after drive failed and all files are within to folders called NTFS.
I need to get this booting up again and I've tried creating two new partitions on a new drive and copying all the contents of both NTFS folders to both partitions but I'm not struggling to get the drive to boot from the C: partition.

Any ideas would be most grateful..
I am unable to see the local hard drive upon going into windows recovery. I am trying to reset the local admin password via the recovery cmd prompt. I also do not see the utilman.exe file that I am to rename and copy in the windows\system32 folder. This is a VMWare server Windows 2k16.

Drive that I can see in cmd are the following:


Thanks in advance!
My application sends out text messages to employees selected to work overtime.  This is coming out of my PowerBuilder application (running on Windows Server 2008 R2) using a 3rd party company to provide the SMS capability.  I'm currently using a company called Clickatell and I'm not happy with their either their web portal and reporting capabilities or their support, which is all on-line, no ability to call anyone directly.  Does anyone know any other companies that provide a similar service with phone support?

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.