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I am looking for active directory alternatives for a developer environment. The solution needs to do nothing more than contain an OU structure and some users that can be authenticated. Preferably it should be possible to install this alternative on Windows 10. As of right now, I know of AD LDS (which I never got authenticating) and then perhaps https://jumpcloud.com - but they are not free and I am guessing that the standard LDAP:// path strings will not be transferable to that solution, thus needing to recode the authentication solution. The options that seem to be left are to install a Windows server 20XX with the AD DS role set up, which I preferably woulf like to avoid.
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Is there a way of switching or toggling between monitors while connected to a remote Server 2016 server during a remote desktop connection from a Windows 10 laptop that only has one display?

I have a server connected to six different monitors and need to switch between the monitors to get to particular programs that are set to open on different monitors.

This is something I am able to do while connected to the server using Log Me In or Solar Windows MSP.

I have looked at the remote desktop settings and haven't been able to yet find such a setting. This is something that the "Use all my monitors for the remote session" option won't do.
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I'm looking for software that will allow me to use a key combination or method to launch software such as Google Chrome minimized.

For example, while I am using my Windows 10 laptop (with only the built-in LCD display, while it isn't connected to an external monitor) I will click on a link within an Experts Exhcnage email within Outlook 2016 and Google Chrome will then launch maximized. I would like a way of quickly being able to set Google Chrome to launch minimized so that these Experts Exchange links will launch and then when I am ready to read them I can click on the Google Chrome icon in the taskbar to maximize Google Chrome.

This will also be helpful when either opening other file attachments (such as Microsoft Office file attachments within Outlook or files within Windows Explorer).

Being able to press a certain key combination or enabling this setting and then disabling it when I don't want this to be done will be very helpful.

What applications, utilities or methods will allow this to be done?
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Hi,

I have a problem with update windows server 2008 enterprise x86. I got an error the service is not started. I checked the update service in the services and its started. I stop and restart the service and reboot the server but the issue still existed.

Thx
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I am using the latest version of Windows 10 Pro. I want to prevent the circular user picture on the login screen from appearing (reason: it messes up a branded background image I am developing for the login screen). I tried the solutions suggested in the links below, but none of them worked on my PC.
https://www.top-password.com/blog/change-or-remove-user-account-picture-in-windows/
https://www.tenforums.com/customization/85982-remove-user-account-picture.html
The solution using a transparent image for the user picture ends up with the transparent image being displayed as solid black.

Can anyone suggest a way to achieve this ?
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How can I include the file contents contained with my Windows 10 Box Drive folder in Windows searches?

I am using the default Windows 10 Box drive folder location of %userprofile%\Box.

Currently whenever I search for files within Windows Explorer the files contained within Box Drive aren't included in this search and even if I go into the Box Drive folder (which is C:\Users\djones\Box on my Windows 10 computers) and perform searches for these files using their exact or partial files names these files ARE NOT listed in the search.

I have the Windows Search configured to include ALL folder locations on my computer's C: drive but when I look at the folder structure within the Windows search I see that the Box Drive folder of %userprofile%\Box (which on my computers is C:\Users\djones\Box) is NOT included.

So currently I have to log on to my Box account within a web browser to perform these types of searches.

How can I fix this so that when I perform searches the contents of the Box Drive folder WILL BE INCLUDED?
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Hi,

I am facing an error 80070005 when windows server 2008 SP2 enterprise X64 update. I tried to restart the server but the update still not working

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In a small company that has changed recently to VoIP phones, they used to have a separate phone line to handle incoming FAX.  When they recently moved to VoIP, incoming faxes are going to a server controlled by the ISP who setup the VoIP system.  In discussion with the ISP, it was determined that certain individuals, (employees of the ISP) could see the company faxes which is not acceptable to the company.  A new Windows internal server is in the plans for the company.  Can this internal server have the ability to receive these confidential communications versus the server controlled by the ISP?  If so, could someone describe the steps and if it can be done with Windows Server?
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I have a server running server 2012 data center.  

I want to apply the following update, it is for server 2012 r2.  Will it work with server 2012 data center?

2018-05 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB4103725)
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I have a client with a windows 10 home edition os. He has come to us asking for a recommendation for encryption software to load on it.
My understanding is that because it is Windows 10 Home Edition, that he cannot load Bit Defender.
I am looking for some feedback as to whether anyone can recommend encryption software for this version of Windows 10 or as we already know, that he has to have Windows 10 Pro for Bit Defender to work.
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Hi,

I am not sure if that doable in window server 2008 enterprise x86 but I will post this question. Can I customize a profile for Active directory user based on her/his name? So, the user when log on to the domain her/his picture will show up on the start screen for Windows 7 and the login screen.

I have all user pictures in the shared folder on the server.

Thx
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Is there a relatively easy way to determine the last time an officer last logged on (e.g RDP) to a windows server? I need to verify a list of officers with admin access to a server and need some stats on last access to help flag potential inappropriate assignment of admin rights.
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I have a Windows hard-drive from my previous computer that got corrupted in a very weird manner.
All the files in the hard-drive had their size capped to 64 KB (I connected the hard-drive to my existing computer via an external adapter).
No files seem to be missing from this hard-drive, but file sizes range from 0 to 64 KB, but never more than that.
If a file was originally less than 64 KB, e.g. a small text file - I can view it normally and all is great.
If an image file was, say 2 MB, I see it as 64 KB, and when opening it in a photo viewer - it shows the image's first couple of rows of pixels, and then the rest of the image is corrupted.
Other file formats, e.g. a large DOCX file that now appears as 64 KB large cannot even be opened.

I don't know enough about Windows filesystem and how file-size is computed / stored in the file system,
but it seems like the table that stores the file-sizes somehow got corrupted, or maybe some other attribute of the hard-drive got corrupted, like the allocation unit size ? (shooting in the dark here).

It just seems like all the data is still in tact in the drive, but not reachable because the file sizes got messed up for anything over 64 KB.

Any help would be extremely appreciated !
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I am pretty new to VMware ESXi and was testing it on an SSD drive for a week or two.
That was easy enough. Had no issues and actually found it pretty easy to setup.

I had only 2 VMs...
- a trial of Windows Server 2016 Essentials
- an install of Ubuntu Linux v18.04LTS

I decided I would try to see what the performance was like on a conventional HDD so I imaged the SSD to HDD and was surprised that I had issues with the HDD after reinstalling. VMware would boot but it had problems with the VMs. It seems that the datastore does not show up (there is no storage) but I do not know why - or how to get it "back". The disc partition shows exactly as it should and everything appears to be intact.

If I try to browse for datastores I get an "unexpected" error and the VMware browser session must restart.
If I try to create a datastore (I read somewhere that there would be an option to create or retain existing data) I cannot selection the partition (only free space).
See images - hopefully they help.

How can I get the image to be functional with the original datastore?

Thx!
2018-0920-2228.24-ss--No-Storage.jpg
2018-0920-2227.22-ss--Browse-DataSto.jpg
2018-0920-2224.05-ss--vmware-imaged-.jpg
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I want to configure Window 2016 terminal server such that application installed on the server will be published to Window client a shortcut. User can click on the shortcut to run the application without logging to the terminal server. Any idea how to configure it ?

Thx
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NIC Teaming Best Practices - Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

I am setting up a new Hyper-V host for a Customer.  It is an HPE ML350 Gen10 with a 4 port network adapter and a dedicated iLO port.  I want to set up a NIC team of course, but I am confused about how to include all the adapters in the team and still be able to give the host OS a fixed IP address.  In the past I have excluded one NIC from the team for the host, but I am reading some blogs that seem to indicate that is a bad idea in terms of redundancy.  On the host I am looking at right now, looking at the network adapters, the only one I can specifically modify the settings of is the one excluded from the team.  Am I missing something?
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How can I create an encrypted ODBC connection to sql server using the Windows  10 DSN wizard?  If I check the option  "Use Strong Encryption for Data", then the connection fails.  If I uncheck the option, then the connection is fine.  Do I have to have a certificate on the server?    Is there a setting on the server I have to change to make the connection work?
None of what I googeled on this makes sense.
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Hi,

I'm having trouble with not being able to sync in OneNote 2016, it errors out stating 'We need the password to sync this notebook. Error code 0xE0000024'.
This happened after I upgraded my machine to Office 2016 from Office 2007.

I researched the error and deleted all cached credentials in Control Panel > Users, no change.
I signed out of OneNote and signed back in with my Windows credentials, no change.
I signed into One Note Online and did not see my notes there either.

Any other ideas?

Gracias...
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How do i convert .iso image to .wim. My .iso Launch Media gives error while i run image capture wizard in windows 10. Task Sequence Error is "Image Capture Wizard has failed with the error code (0x00004005).
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I went thru the instructions below to remove the printer prompt window on windows 10 but when I uncheck “Show Informational Notifications for Local Printers” and “Show Informational Notifications for Network Printers“ and then try to print through a program the prompt still appears even after reboot and restarting program.  Do i have another place where i have to go to prevent that popup from appearing.

Press and hold the Windows Key, then press “R” to bring up the Windows Run dialog box.
Type “printmanagement.msc“, then press “Enter“.
Expand “Printer Servers“, then right click the name of the computer and select “Printer Server Properties“.
Select the “Advanced” tab.
Uncheck “Show Informational Notifications for Local Printers” and “Show Informational Notifications for Network Printers“.
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EAP-TLS Authentication, I have setup a Network Policy on our NPS server the requires Smartcard or other Certificate to authenticate. I have been attempting to test on a windows 7 laptop. I have gone to the CA and requested a user certificate. I have installed the certificate on my login personal store in MMC. However, when I set the WIFI profile on the Windows 7 laptop it keeps telling me I need to get a certificate.
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Hi,

This is related to Windows 10.
Unable to open the PNG or JPEG files
I go to Setting > Photo Viewer > I saw 3 options of Apps: Photos, Adobe Photoshop Express, Paint.
All the 3 apps would not open the png or jpeg files.


tjie
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Recently Windows server essentials experience stopped showing users and network PC's
I found an article and they suggested to uninstall the role and add it back.

I was able to get it uninstalled but now when I try to ass back its giving me a CA error. ( Certificate Authority has already been installed on this server)
How to I resolve this issue so I can get it installed back without breaking the server?
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I am running a 2016 RDS, deploying IBM Client Access Solutions, for the console application. We use remoteapp to deploy this as an RDP shortcut, but that is most likely irrelevant, because I can duplicate the problem logged in as an Administrator to a full desktop session. When I use the program, I can go into Printer Setup on the File menu, and it lists printers. I want it to print to my Windows Default printer on the client computer. I currently have a small number of GPO's set, but I don't think the issue lies there, because I don't have the problem on a 2012R2 server setup identically in the same OU.I think the issue is the software looking at the wrong registry key... but IBM doesn't seem to be that concerned with my opinion on how they design core products... so I'm going to assume I cannot solve it like that. The next option would be to write a script on the RDS that duplicates the correct registry into the legacy location key and runs at login. In case it makes a difference, the printer that the IBM software sees is either the XPS printer or the Microsoft Print to PDF printer. We have this problem on Windows 10 x64 and Windows 7 x64 clients- there was never a deployment of any OS's at our firm in between. Since the problem appears to be the IBM software, I am working on an upgrade, but it will take time to set it up and test it properly. I tried the script approach but it did not work- Here's the script I attempted to use:

$key = 

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How to change default lock screen image this feature is available in Settings -> Personalization -> Lock screen.

how to apply the policy through windows 2012 r2 GPO.

Santosh
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