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is there a free upgrade from windows 10 home to windows 10 Pro?
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I use my own laptop at my customer site.  I have a network logon, but because my laptop is not a member of the domain (and I don't log on to the network) I am prompted for my credentials whenever I use some network resource (IIS, fileshares, Exchange).

At times, this becomes annoying.  The prompts for my credentials may popup behind other windows and I don't see them, etc.

Long story short, I'd like to have a PS that will map a drive (and then unmap it) for the servers with shares I most use to do this that I can schedule to run regularly from the scheduler so that the prompting is done in the background and I can just start using the shares (about a half dozen) I regularly use.

I've found commands for mapping and unmapping drives, but I don't see a syntax with a credential parameter, which won't work for this situation.  Can anyone provide an example or pointer to one that would workout?
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On my mac I use iMessage to send text messages.

What is there on Windows to do that same thing?

Thanks.
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How can I make the font(names of items) inside a folder bigger. It is hard for me to see things with the current font size
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TL;DR: Microsoft Updates are failing with 0x8024002e using WSUS or straight from Microsoft. We run Windows 10, and it is affecting most of our 150 workstations.
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We have been running (with spotty success) a WSUS server for several years, and it periodically blows up. Fine. This most recent time I set a new one up from scratch, synced and let the GPO do its thing. At some point in time, I'm not sure exactly which Patch Tuesday, people got  0x8024002e error across the board. It wouldn't even try on the workstation, if you hit "Update" it would immediately return the error.

So, I changed the GPO to let people download MS Updates from MS, and eliminated WSUS. Well, people get a list of waiting updates, but they are basically failing with the same error.

I'm familiar with Update blowouts, and all the byzantine steps you're supposed to take to rectify it, and most of the time it fails and I've wasted 45 minutes going through all the various suggestions online...which usually link back to the same two or three solutions (stop the services, rename SoftwareDistribution and catroot2, pray, reset security contexts, blah blah blah).  0x8024002e seems to be a pretty nebulous error. My feeling is WSUS corrupted the updates somehow, and now they can't get the updates from MS either.

So, not only have the solutions really not worked, but even if that were a solution, it would take roughly a week to do that on every …
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Hello:

I have a Dell Vostro (purchased in November 2009) and I cannot install any windows updates since November of 2016.  What can I do to get windows updates installed on this laptop again?

This laptop has Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit installed.  3.0 GB RAM.  2 x 2.20 Ghz processors.
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Does anyone no where I can download a trial version of Windows 7, I'm looking to test out an app and want to do it on a clean install and don't want to have to purchase a license to do so, these iso's used to be easily available, now you can't get them without a product key.
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Hello,
I'm not familiar with the Windows 2016 licensing system.
I ask myself the following question. I am offered a promotional offer with a minimum of 16 licenses to buy.
If I get 16 Windows 2016 Server Datacenter licenses, it may cover 32 cores, if I understand correctly. These 32 cores can be distributed on 2 servers? for example: 2 servers bi-processors of 8 cores?
There is no limitation on the number of virtual machines (VmWare in my case), on each of the two servers. Is it correct?
Thank you for your answers.

JM
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Have a HP Elite 8300 2 Hard drives one is the OS and one the data. when turning on the computer it does find a disk to boot. but by entering to the boot menu [F9] / select OS drive, it boots

Window 10

Please help
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Windows 7 Professional 32-bit. Outlook 2010 connected to mail on their Office 365 accounts but this is strange. Right now it looks like it is only happening on one computer. Yesterday she had a PDF blocked. The sender simply re-save and re-attached it and the second time Outlook did not block it.

Today she had a Word document blocked but an hour later she got another Word document from the same sender and she was able to open it. It is almost as if the two blocked were flukes. Nothing consistent about this.

She does also log in to a Terminal Server with Outlook 2010 and it blocked the same Word document as her local copy of Outlook 2010 did.
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For PCI compliance and self-certification, we'd like to know if our Windows Server 2012 (not R2) Hyper-V hosts would include any memory data from hosted VMs in a memory dump file?

While we store zero cardholder data to disk, it's certainly held in volatile physical memory on the host while our storefront VMs are running.  So, in the event the host crashes and writes a dump file, would it contain any memory data from the VMs that were running at the time of the crash?

Thanks.

Dimarc67
Frederick, MD
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How many times can I extend a disk on a dynamic volume?
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New install of Essentials 2012. Configured router to forward 443 to server. Companyname.remotewebaccess.com all works OK. I didn't install a cert and now can't seem to get vpn working. I'm happy to go back and purchase a cert - how do I get back to the wizard. Is it true that vpn won't work on a windows 7 PC or 10 PC without a cert? Sorry - new to essentials :-(
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Hello Experts,

I'm in the process of disabing SMB1 server on all our environments and have only our Prod left.

I would like to be able to identify without installing Message Analyser/Wireshark if there's any SMB1 use and there's two powershell  commands which get close to what I need:

get-smbsession - shows all user sessions to the server, but not SMB version used
get-smbconnections - shows smb version/info for current user logged onto the server

Is there a way to show the SMB version for all the user sessions on the server? Possibly piping one of the above commands into the other?

many thanks,
Gareth
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We have windows 2016 Standard server which after installed updated got converted to a Data Center.
is there any way back to windows standard (I have Citrix VDA installed and configured on it)
without reinstalling windows from Scratch. Power Shell only allowed upgrade not a downgrade.
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Hello experts,

I was manually pasting /over writing a new .dll for an application fix. I was mapping to the C$ drive of the workstations and pasting on the application folder in the program files a .dll fix.  Some workstations I had to stop the process in order to be able to overwrite it.

I will like to perhaps use active directory to do it.

The network is a windows network. What needs to be done is replace a dll file in all the workstation.

Thank you in advance for your help on this
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Hello,

Where to start trouble shooting servers
which logs we need to look.

Thanks
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Hello,

I am trying to use Get-ExchangeEnvironmentReport from this site (http://www.stevieg.org/2011/06/exchange-environment-report/). I have used this for Exchange 2010 with no issues. I am not sure if I am missing anything. When I try to use this with Exchange 2013 I get the following error. I cannot find the report anywhere. I appreciate your help!

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[PS] C:\Users\nimda\Desktop>.\Get-ExchangeEnvironmentReport.ps1

Security warning
Run only scripts that you trust. While scripts from the internet can be useful, this script can potentially harm your
computer. If you trust this script, use the Unblock-File cmdlet to allow the script to run without this warning
message. Do you want to run C:\Users\nimda\Desktop\Get-ExchangeEnvironmentReport.ps1?
[D] Do not run  [R] Run once  [S] Suspend  [?] Help (default is "D"): r

cmdlet Get-ExchangeEnvironmentReport.ps1 at command pipeline position 1
Supply values for the following parameters:
(Type !? for Help.)
HTMLReport: .\Get-ExchangeEnvironmentReport.ps1
Exception calling "OpenRemoteBaseKey" with "2" argument(s): "The RPC server is too busy to complete this operation.
"
At C:\Users\nimda\Desktop\Get-ExchangeEnvironmentReport.ps1:361 char:3
+         $RemoteRegistry = [Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey]::OpenRemoteBaseKey('LocalMachi ...
+    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          :
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When I set a GPO to set Lock Screen on Win10 1703 Ent PC's it show the image that has been applied in SETTINGS > LOCK SCREEN but does not actually change the lock screen.  This problem does not occur on 1511 or 1607 PC's. I have applied the latest CU that was supposed to fix the issue but it does not seem to be fixed.
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By default outlook will place its pst file when file and folders are redirected to the server on the server. some experts say it is not recommended, outlook pst file should be local. is the thru or false?
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Hi,
   I have a 10 machines.All of the machine have DDR3 4GB Ram,I3 processor,Intel Desktop motherboard.
  Now i increase our RAM size from 4GB to 8GB & 16GB.So please tell me 8 & 16 GB Ram prerequisites.

  I3 capable for updrage 8,16 GB Ram or not? Or another requirement?
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I need to disable VMQ

I am using command

Set-VMNetworkAdapter –ManagementOS -Name <VirtualNetworkAdapterName> -VmqWeight 0

how do I get the VirtualNetworkAdapterName
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Hi,

I'm doing an upgrade to SCCM 1702 from 1606 soon.

Would you guys also update the Windows 10 ADK to the latest version (1703) or leave it for what it is?
And why?

Currently I have Windows 10 ADK 1607 installed.

I'm just looking for tips.
I know that ADK can be tricky. It was never without bugs. Now there are some bugs as well with this version.

But I was thinking, now that I'm upgrading the environment I could upgrade the ADK as well as that would upgrade my boot images as well.

I am planning to deploy Windows 10 Creators Update soon.
Can that one be deployed with Windows 10 ADK 1607 as well?
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Hello Experts
I just installed the express Edition of visual studio 2015 on my laptop

and when opening a very small project (less 100 kb) it says

"  you cannot open this project with your express edition of visual studio for windows 10. this edition only supports development on universal windows platforms app  "

I was used to install express editions 2012, 2013... for my personal use in my laptop... .now my little projects cannot be opened...

What is the best solution ? Download again express 2013 and stay there ??
Regards,
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Hello Experts,
This customer of ours has a LAN with three mac OSX Yosemite,
procesor Intel 2.7 Ghz Core I5
8 Gb Ram 1600 Mhz DDR3

Inside each mac there is parallels with WIN 10 and our APP
Now our app works with MYSQL  and visual c# ,,,,
one of the MAC works as a server and the other two are stations consulting/updating the server,

All three macs are wireless and too slow
is it true.... if I switch to network cable instead of wifi,
 it may be faster at least something faster that we can notice ?

And what can I do to make these mac faster..
clearly they have not had any proper maintenance before...

but also is parallels also making it even much more slower??
not win 10 inside parallels shows a network speed of 1 GB is this reliable ?
Regards,
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