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Hi I was wondering if I could use an existing Windows Server 2019 as an application server.

I have multiple users that want to remote in to use Quickbooks.  I found that you can have multiple users simultaneously connected through remote desktop to a Server.  I previously used programs to allow Windows to host as an application server.

Its not a domain controller any more and will just be a client for a a few remote users.

Thanks all.
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We are going to start migrating sbs2011 to server 2016 STD.
We are trying to backup the system state using Windows server backup utility.
we have tried running CMD Wbadmin start backupsystemstate -backuptarget:L:    we are using a external usb Drive
it will always fail with The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

I also tried backing up to a network share and to a different partition on the server.

I also setup the Server Backup utility to manually backup the system state also. Still fails with same error
Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening or a workaround?

We also have Datto backup which uses storagecraft shadowcopy which is a service that datto uses to backup the server.

Not sure if that will stop the server backup to run. I also checked the VSS writers and they are all stable.
Primary desktop has Windows version 10.0.17763 Build 17763. Laptop on my LAN is version 10.0.17134. On each system, I have gone into "Advanced Sharing" and given complete access to both my C: and D: drives to "Everyone". However, on the laptop, within File Explorer, when I click on Network, I can see both PETER-DESKTOP and PETER-LENOVO. On the desktop, I see only PETER-DESKTOP. My suspicion is that this has to do with the different versions. I found, on the Laptop that I needed to log into PETER-DESKTOP using my Microsoft credentials rather than my local ones.

Should I move to a "local" access and away from OneDrive, etc.?

I want to be safe and protected against outside penetration, but I need to have complete and easy access among the three systems on my LAN (the third is also at version 10.0.17134.
I created an invitation using Eventbrite. I can't remember what I've done but I've changed the way the main page is arranged.
All of the information is there but I dislike the arrangement. How do I get the invite to revert to the arrangement I desire.

Windows 10
Cisco AnyConnect: The VPN connection failed due to unsuccessful domain name resolution.
Why do I get this message?
Reinstalled Server 2008 R2 Standard  and joined to domain.   Workstations that reboot aren't being updated with the domain name resolution for our PITSQL server.    Ping'ing from the workstation that can't open our SQL app, is unsuccessful.   Workstation is running Windows 7 Pro, The Domain Controller is SBS2011.

On one of the Windows 10 PC in our office, C: drive was about 95% full.

We noticed that Google Drive has a folder in it.

I moved the Google Drive folder to the D Drive on this PC.

What do I need to do now?

How can I tell the online version of Google Drive where the local one is now?
Lions Tigers Bears Oh My. Got great help from the EE Gods over the last weeks. However here we go again with a confusing anomalie that keeps reoccuring. So today this question was solved and working as of late this afternoon. It was an update to Win 7 Pro. Got the Network connected and the Network Adapter working well. My Question So I did a backup and created a restore point for safety because I had everything working.

However Win 7 Pro had two hundred plus updates. The first batch was 174. Then like 20 now it is down to batches of 5-8 most important some optional. So I started down that road an I noticed that everytime I installed the updates the driver for the Intel 82578DC GIGABIT NETWORK Connection got WIPED OUT. Let me rephrase that. The network icon is still there but the small monitor screen in the lower right corner of the status bar shows up with a BIG RED X on it. So maybe it is just breaking the connection each time.  So I had to go back in use the file Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows 7*

to remove the installation because …
How do I disable folders from being uploaded to OneDrive?  I like using OneDrive, but I have one folder under "My Documents" that is several Gigabytes and I don't want it getting synced up to Onedrive.  All the settings I can find are about folders being pulled down, but I want to disable a folder from being pushed.
Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend with an aging HP Pavilion Windows 7 desktop computer, which is beginning to show the pangs of its advancing age. It produced the dreaded Blue Screen of Death a few days ago, and I am wondering if it is in relation to its hardware. I copied the minidump file generated by the BSOD, from the C:\Windows\Minidump folder from her machine, which I now attach to this message.

I respectfully request an analysis of the attached minidump file. While I am grateful for any response, I would ask specifically for an analysis of the minidump file, rather than just general maintenance or security advice, so that I can tackle the solution directly.

My many thanks in advance,

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TL;DR DFS Namespace does not recognise the AD Site (appear as site <unknown> in mmc) that the servers reside in, so clients can get connected to the wrong site file server via drive mapping to namespace occasionally which is not ideal as it's the remote site is over VPN link and slow

Having some issues with Windows AD DFS, hope someone can help, otherwise I'm going to have to call in one of those Microsoft Incident Support and eat the cost as my customer is starting to get a little annoyed.

Have a small network with 2AD sites linked by VPN (OpenVPN via the gateway device)

2 DC in main site, 1 fileserver (2016) all Hyper V

1 DC in branch office, 1 fileserver (2012 R2) all Hyper V

The AD Sites have been created, DC's put in correct ones and subnets set up for each site

I have verified where AD thinks the servers are by nltest successfully

I have successfully set up the DSR Namespace and Replication between the two servers which is working away merrily, but I have a strange issue. The clients have mapped drives to \\mydomain.local\files\relevant share but if I check the DFS on the properties of the drive sometimes they are using the remote fileserver and not the local one, which they should get connected to because of the site they are local to via the subnet as far as I am aware.

I noticed that in the DFS mmc the two file servers are in site <unknown> I think this is where the problem lies. I tried creating a new namespace but the …
I'm suddenly having problems downloading files. I've tried both Firefox and Chrome. The following is an example of the error I'm getting from the Chrome browser:

The onset of the problem seems to coincide with a recent Windows update. That's pure speculation, of course, but it's the only thing I can think of that has changed on the system.
This seems a simple question but the answer is elusive:

Is there a way to use multiple monitors with the windows remote desktop app:  NOT the mstsc.exe rdp app.
I have over 1500 PCs, a mixture of WIn 7 and 10.
Using Server 2012 R2
Looking  for a way how I can prevent users from being able to save to their desktops.

I have done the below already -
User Configuration \ Policies \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ File Explorer
"Hide these specified drives in My Computer" and "Prevent access to drives from My Computer"

but I find that users are still able to save or right click on the desktop and select new
A number of applications failed to install via Software Center
OS: Windows 10 version 1809
Things tried: Executed SFC /scannow and restarted the laptop, the install of the applications still failed.
What should I try next?
After a failed automatic update of windows 10 pro, the computer wasn't able to find the boot device. After a restart, it resolved that problem on it's own but created a new one. It is not letting me use the usb keyboard and/or mouse. There is no cursor or response to any clicks or keystrokes. If I use a linux live cd or even the windows 10 install disk, the keyboard and mouse work fine. When I unplug the keyboard or mouse and plug in back in, the system shows that it's installing the device and then indicates it's ready to use but nothing works. I've tried several different keyboards and mice, have used every usb ports on the computer without any luck.

I have done a system restore from the windows 10 setup disk but that had no affect.

Anyone have a idea on what I can try next?

Thanks for any help with this problem.


I am pondering when the use of Bitlocker is well-justified.

One question I've asked myself is this (I'd try it but I'm sure someone just knows the answer):
If the boot drive is encrypted with Bitlocker, can the computer boot into Windows (not log in any user, just boot)?
What if it's a non-TPM computer with a USB stick?  Same question, with or without the USB stick inserted.

If a computer is running 24/7 in a reasonably secured facility, what good does Bitlocker do?
Outlook is disconnecting \ trying to connect to exchange intermittently for one user.

I have:
set the emails up on a different machine and they stay connected.
updated drivers
updated Windows
updated Office
network reset
uninstalled and re-installed Office Home and Business 2016
sfc scan
created a new Outlook profile
set emails up on new Windows profile

Emails have fairly recently move to O365

Any ideas please?
How to remove the search window from the lower task bar. Windows 8 laptop.b
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I have heard that there is a dangerous Windows 10 update that has been released recently.

We have Windows 10 devices in our office and I would like to prevent the Windows 10 PCs from being updated.

I can see that updates have been installed as there is option "Update and shut down" when going to power off PC.

In "Services", I have disabled Windows Updates but the Update and shut down option is still present.

1. How do I make the option "Shut down" present instead of "Update and shut down"?
2. I have a feeling that Windows may restart the PCs for installing update if we are not using it outside of work hours. How can I prevent this?

Typically we would like to stall the update for a few weeks then install Windows Update fix afterwards.

Have some issues with a Domain - windows Server 2016 acting as a PDC and fileserver and some Windows10pro clients.

Windows clients connect to the fileserver without issues. They mount the fileserver shares and can read and write files. But there's one issue I haven't found a solution yet:
If a user wihthout administrator rights stores an office file (MS Office as well as LibreOffice!!) into a folder of a fileserver share, the store command works without any issues. But if the user closes the document, it vanishes. It doesn't vanish completely but only for non-administrative users. Administrators see the document and can open, modify and store it. If you take a look at the properties of the document in the security tab, there is no owner assigned to the document. Some Administrator must assign an owner and give rights to "Everybody" "Full Access" - then the document is visible and modifiable by non-administrators as well. It stays visible, if a non-administrator stores it again.
This behaviour is only with office documents. A text document (notepad, wordpad etc...) works without any issues.

Is there somebody who has seen this behaviour and has hints for me to solve it?
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Is MS going to release a Win 2006 R2  (just like Win2008 R2) or there won't be such a
release & we should just migrate to Win2007 ?    Or will there be a Win2007 R2?

Planning to refresh Win2008 R2
I have encountered a laptop with a Microsoft login (I guess).  It's not typical of any of the other computers on the peer-to-peer network.
The login is AzureAD\Username - something I've never seen before.
Anyway, I'm trying to add a local user to the computer.
When I've done that, I have to select Other User.
It comes up asking for email address which is NOT what I used to set up the user PLUS Password.
It says: Sign in to: Your work or school account which is NOT what I used to set up the user.

If I click on other options and select the 10-key image, I get:
Username and PIN.
But I didn't set up with a PIN, only a password.

So, I seem to be at an impasse.

What's going on here?
My coworker and I are at odds on the correct way to upgrade our DC.

What I've learned, but never had to promote a new DC, was to use DCPROMO. To promote the new server and then demote the old server.

I would like to install windows server 2012 r2 add it to the domain and promote via dcpromo.exe.

He's been at the company longer(10+ years, I've been here for 2 months) and thinks it's better if we use his way. We use a Datto for snapshot backups of the server. He thinks it's best to do a bare metal restore from the Datto to the server. We are also in a fail over clustered environment if that makes a difference.

The server is a Gen 3 HP from 2010. The new server is a gen10 from 2019. I told him that it's too great of a time period between servers that a fresh install is best. He says that our DFRS, DNS, DHCP won't be transferred over to the new DC. I've told him that EVERYTHING is transferred over with DCPROMO.

I spoke with the Director and he says we need to figure this out, laughed and walked away.
Now, this isn't going anywhere, so I'd like to get some feedback from seasoned system administrators.

Thank you,
Exchange 2010 dirty shutdown wont come clean!  Soft recovery
  Restored log and EDB and am running eseutil to clean the EDB.  I have the correct log files as of display, and it says that it goes through successfully, however, when I run the /mh, it still comes up dirty.

 I moved the log files and the EDB into the same folder for ease of syntax, but then reverted the files back, both with the same result.

 Do I have to keep the files in the original (restored) folders?
  How do I do a hard recovery for the same set given the soft recovery wont work.  The ultimate goal was to restore a clients sent item folder which has seemed to mysteriously emptied itself.  I have a good backup from native windows backup.  
 So I have a recovery DB in EMC, and am working the actual EDB on a sep disk / location, but cant get it to come clean so I can mount it, then extract the info.

 Client did not have SIR enabled.

Little help?

 Thanks in Advance