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My shortcuts in google chrome doesn't work with a windows laptop. They worked for a while, but now when i click on the desktop icon, it just opens a folder with an address in it. no link. HELP! PS: I made Chrome my browser because I can't stand EDGE.... and I can't get rid of it either, that is another problem. Thanks.
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The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

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I've got an error table (generated from an SSIS package) that contains a number of columns relating to the process IDs, machine name, timestamp, etc., but inexplicitly, all of the error information was written as a string into a varchar(max) field. Here is an example of what could be contained in the field:

[ErrorCode] =-1071607778 [ErrorColumn]=0 [ErrorDescription]=Lookup Seller 'seller name' Error; Row yielded no match during lookup.
 [Error File]: 'error file name goes here'

Using T-SQL, I need to be able to split the different elements - for example, a SELECT query that returns '[Error Code]', '[Error Description]' and '[Error File]' as separate fields for grouping. Obviously, most of these elements are variable length within the field, and even the '[Error Code]' section doesn't always start in position 1.

(Not an option to go back to SSIS developers to split out field, unfortunately.)

Using MSSQL 2014, Windows 10.
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All my Windows 10 computers on my Windows domain have "some new" functions that by default blocks any connection attempt TO THEM.
It is not the default Windows Firewall.

I know that moreover the firewall, they added another blocking mecanism : when I go in control panel, network ... , Advanced Settings: there is a "profile " système there. I do see it as "Current Profile DOMAIN" and there are 2 settings: "Activate network discovery" and "Activate files and printer Sharing" and both of them are Active. I have to manually make them active on each Windows 10 because I didn't find in my domain GPO the settings for that. Do you know if that can be controlled by GPO and Windows 2003 GPO also...?
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Hi,

Just got a new computer with windows 10 home. When windows was configurated, my desktop, document, picture folder library is connected to my personal OneDrive. So it will sync it to my personal OneDrive.

I have an E3 enterprise plan on Office 365, is it possible to link the windows login to my OneDrive for business, instead of my personal one? My desktop, document, picture folder will then be synced to the OneDrive for business.
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Hi ,

How do i use Taskkill to terminate program except if runs under SYSTEM and local_admin?

I have it as below - it works but if i want both SYSTEM & local_admin? I have tried using AND or & symbol but not working


taskkill /f /fi "imagename eq hello.EXE" /fi "username ne SYSTEM"

Any idea?
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I have a GUI with many buttons and other controls in it.   I have a long-running ( 10 seconds ) algorithm that gets launched in some situations.  While it is running, I don't want the user to poke any of the GUI buttons or controls.   I can put code at the top of each handler to check if its OK or not -- but, as there are many controls, this is a bit onerous.   So, I was wondering if there is some 'global' way that I can temporarily disable the GUI?    Suspend the windows message loop?    My world is:  MS  MFC   VC++

Thanks for ideas.
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My computer has been hacked and taken over by the same sounding tresspasser.. they've imported thousands of files and have index going on of every file several times a day breaking g the files down leaving a computer full of trash. With wreckless abandoned  totally demolished then deleted the video I made to enter a Dallas feztible in June .. I'd worked months on.. I've restored it as far back on my windows 7 as it would go. Turn it off, unplug it but when I turn it back on everything from the hacker is just worse.. how do I errase this fool ?? Thanks garyeasley55@gmail.com
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In working with two Lenovo laptops type 20GB, battery charging quit for some reason.  I ordered 2 new batteries and when installing them one started charging properly and went to 100% in one and the other said it was charging but stayed at 0% all of the time even though it said it was charging.   I then swapped the batteries in the machine and the one that stayed at 0% but said that it was charging reported the same thing 0% in the laptop that charged properly and didn't increase.  The other one reported 100% but then said that is was not charging.  Swapping them back to original machines like I had them first, the battery that was charging properly now says "not charging" and is remaining and is stuck at 96%.  Is there a charging port issue here?  Charging ports are soldered on the motherboard with the 20GB model or is it a Windows driver?  I uninstalled the Microsoft battery drivers (the typical two) in device manager.  They reinstalled but no change.  Computers work fine otherwise.
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Is there any way of restarting or shutting down Windows 10 without beginning the Windows update installation process?
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Need to have Windows 2012 R2 IIS8 read htm files having includes
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Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

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I have a Windows 7 machine that will NOT install KB4056894 or any of the subsequent Rollups and I need help!  I'm at my end.

They are the ONLY updates to not install.  It will attempt to install, restart, and fail at 98%, then revert. 0x80070057

I have performed an in-place upgrade in an attempt to repair it.  I have manually downloaded the update and attempted to install.  I have renamed the SoftwareDistribution folder.  I have ran sfc /scannow (no issues) and the System Update Readiness Tool. Beyond a wipe and reload, I don't know what else to do.  Suggestions?

Fail
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I am working on a proof of concept project. We need to publish files from one of our internal Windows Servers to specific folders on a SharePoint Online account. We do not have a license for SharePoint On-Premise. Before I go down this path, can anyone verify whether this is possible or not? My hope is to connect via C# and automate the transfer.
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There is a VB6 application that uses ADODB to connect to LDAP and do a lot of operations, there is an LDAP Attribute (field) called "co-unit" and when the application runs specifically on Windows 8 (it has been tested on other OSs and works 100%) generates an "Unspecified error (-2147467259)" error and after analyzing the source code it was discovered that the problem is that when trying to run the Querye it does not accept any field that contains in its name the hyphen, for example co-unit , no-drive, dt-creation, etc ...

I have already searched in numerous forums including MVPs and other professionals but I have not been able to find any solution, because it seems that this problem should never have occurred.

I would like to know if there is anyone who can help me and give a light to solve this problem, I have tried everything, changed components, tried to get the Attribute through ADSPath among other ways and none gave result giving the same error.

You are my last attempt to help.

I'm waiting for some help from someone.

Excerpt from code that generates error:



sqlStmt = "SELECT uid, co-unit, cn" & _
    "FROM 'LDAP: //" & m_LDAPServer & ":" & m_LDAPPort & "/ o =" & m_Org & "/ ou =" & m_OrgPeople &
    "WHERE uid = '" & m_User & "'" & "and objectClass = '*'"
   
    'executes the data string ...
    Err.Clear
    Set rs = con.Execute (sqlStmt) 'IN THIS POINT IT GENERATES ERROR, BECAUSE IT DOES NOT ROLL THE STRING, ONLY IF I REMOVE THE FIELD …
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Hi

In the last week I have had a number of clients experiencing an issue in outlook where it keeps asking for the mailbox password despite being inserted several times - in some case the client had to insert it more than 4 times in a row before it successfully accepted it.

When the client returns to the pc next day and starts up outlook the same thing happens .
I have so far tried the following steps without success :
- create a new outlook profile
- remove the entry for the account in the vault within credential manager

Both users are running outlook 2016 in OFFICE365 exchange.
One is on windows 10 and the other 7.

Could someone please
A) explain why this can happen (as I am often asked but i am not sure what causes the password to be forgotten)

B) a possible solution to the frustration

Thanks
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Good afternoon, we are running Server 2012 R2 on a Dell Inc. PowerEdge T430. It has a Solid State drive, but Windows is automatically Optimizing the drive via Defrag app. Should we be letting windows optimize this drive since its an SSD?
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Is there a simpler command line command to launch the "Network and Sharing Center" (see the screenshot) within Windows 10 from the run dialog box or from the command prompt  without having to type in the long command listed below?

control.exe /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter

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Network and Sharing Center
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Hi,
So got a weird issue. Got 3 users with Office 365 installed (Office2016) and they have Adobe Reader installed.
When they open a PDF in Adobe Reader Office applications become non-responsive, as soon as the PDF is closed they work fine. Office has been re-installed and fully updated, Adobe has been reinstalled and fully updated. Windows drivers and the BIOS have been updated, none of this has made a difference. The add-in has been disabled in all Office applications as well.

Any ideas?

Regards,
Craig
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We are upgrading our servers to Windows Server 2016 and our Exchange server to Exchange 2013.  We are currently running SBS 2008 and Exchange 2007 and the workstations are Win7Pro with Office 2007 Professional.

First thing, I am not going to the cloud. We have always and will continue to host our own stuff.  Please help keep this focused on installed apps, not cloud.

I understand we will need to downgrade one instance of server 2016 to 2012 to run Exchange 2013.  

Which Office product should we buy for the workstations? I think it needs to be the Professional version.
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I will purchase a a Dell T330 with (1) Intel E-3-1240 v5 3.5GHz, 8M cache, 4C/8T processor.

Since the processor has 4 cores, then it has 8 vCPUs.  I plan on configuring three VMs (Windows Server 2016 with Essentials Role, database/file server, and a terminal server.  We are talking about maybe 10 main office users and at most 5 remote office users.  The databases are Quickbooks and Needles application which runs on a SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere database.

So in planning the CPU allocation I want to confirm assigning  (2) vCPUs to the above mentioned (3) VMs will leave 2 vCPUs left.  I think we are good should I need to install a fourth VM sometime in the future, so that I can allocate the remaining 2 vCPUs without issue.  Not sure if the hypervisor will take some of the CPU and not allow me to allocated all 8 vCPUs to a max of 4 VMs.  

I think so, but I need to ask since the T330 Server can only be purchased with a max of a 4 core processor and only has one socket.  Jumping up to another server that allows more processor cores will increase the price.  The cost of jumping from a T330 to a T430 server with 8 Cores is about $1,600.00, so that is why I want to make sure I can easily add a fourth VM in future should that be necessary.
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I need to clone a Windows 2008 standard server to new hardware.   I have software on the server that must stay on this platform.  I have a new Dell server ready, so I need to clone to different hardware.  I have looked at some software in trying to do this.  Have tried to use the EaseUS software clone software but have had all kinds of issues.  They are 12 hours ago, so tech support is not available during regular working hours here in the US.    I am looking for software that will not break the bank, but will allow me to clone my server to a new box.  I have the Raid drivers from Dell for a 32 bit OS.  the old server is not R2.  The EaseUS was around $400 and I thought that was a great deal, but you get what you pay for.  Would prefer something here in US, but didn't want to pay a $1000 for it.   Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
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Please see related question:
https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29094963/laptop-and-universal-charger.html


I have a related question where computer crashes until I unplug charger.
Once I unplug charger, then computer works.

Since getting universal charger I now need to do this once an hour.
With manufactures charger, much less.
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Hi:

I have Windows 7 Pro SP1 installed. I use WeBuilder as my IDE. I recently upgraded from WeBuilder 2016 to WeBuilder 2018 after asking support how to keep the active files (in the tabs) when upgrading. They said that I should backup the settings, which I did, uninstall 2016 and install 2018, which I did. Unfortunately, when I opened the app the files were gone. After back & forth comms with support, they said the file list was likely held in the registry and that by installing 2018 the list was most likely deleted.

My question is this: If I uninstall 2018, reinstall 2016, then restore windows to the time before I uninstalled 2016, would you expect 2016 to recognize and show this list of files in the app?

Thank you
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Hi,

We have many Windows 10 PCs in our training room.

We would like to be able to check the exact times and dates for when each PC has turned off and turned on.

How would we do this?

Thanks,
Robbie
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I'm trying to connect to a Windows server in a DMZ from my LAN using Remote Desktop. But I'm not able to, I'm always getting this error:

But on my firewall I can see that the RDP request is being passed through from LAN to DMZ ... and I've enabled Remote Desktop Access under 'remote settings' on the server in the DMZ. So what could the problem be?

I'm also able to access a network share from the server in the DMZ on my LAN. So some interaction between the two zones work.

Thanks!
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Hi EE,

I am upgrading a few windows servers that host a variety of bespoke applications is there any software or PowerShell commands I can use  to scan for .net Library Alternatives:

Alternatively is there anywhere I can check in the Windows Registry for a listing of installed .net libraries.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2943415/microsoft-enterprise-library-alternatives.

Thank you.
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Windows OS

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