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Since when the Active Directory doesn't accept same display names?  I have the 2nd jenny jones and it doesn't want to take it.  Unless I will do something else (2nd jenny) or whatever.

I remember I was supporting university with 3000 users and it wasn't an issue.   Is it recent in 2016 AD?
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Has anyone any knowledge of an equivalent tool to the one I used with SMS 2.0 called Sysdiff.

The tool checked for differences in a systems pre- then post install of an application.  It provided a list of files/folders/reg keys added to a computer.

I want to capure the changes made to a server after reconfig to see what areas are updated and this would be ideal
I purchased a new computer without an operating system.

I downloaded Windows Server 2016 ISO.

I extracted the data from the ISO, which contain the following files:

and the following folders:

I can copy the files/folders to a 16 GB USB flash drive.

My question is, how do I create bootable USB media so that when I power on the computer, it finds Windows Server 2016 setup.exe?

Thanks for your help.
I am operating Windows 7 with Access 2010.  I have been programming in Access
for close to 20 years. I also been using active X items within our programs. The one that
I need to have is the "Common Dialog" I use mostly for printer functions. I have this particular
active x in many of the forms we use. When I try try insert the common dialog box I get a
message that I don't have the rights to use them. I am not adverse to paying for the rights
if I new were to go to get them? I am curious as why this is happening now.
Hello Support,

We have a server that has Windows Server 2012 and it has WSUS 3.0 SP2 on it. We are having an issue with the server's storage getting full so fast. Is there a way for us to move JUST the WSUS content that contains all of the updates to a different server and keep the WSUS 3.0 SP2 database on the original server so that we will have enough space for all of the updates. Does the WSUScontent folder have to stay on the local server with the database on it?
All of a sudden, when I type a local IP address in MS Edge address windows, it wipes it out and does not go to the site.
It does not return an error code, just stays on the current page and the IP address disappears from the address bar.

I have tried to reset the browser settings, delete all history.  The same browser works OK on anther computer in the same network.

Also, it behaves that way when it is hard wired to the network.  When I switch to WiFi it works OK.  The WiFi network assign a different IP address (different subnet)
LAN is 20.0.0.X  Wifi is: 20.0.50.X

MS Internet Explorer and Chrome are working OK.
Hardware: Dell Latitude 7490
OS: Windows 10
Office: 365 Pro Plus
Issue: The Outlook application sometimes goes white.
Setup: two external LCDs in addition to the laptop's LCD.
 Troubleshooting steps: Ran Windows Update and Office is updated.
2. Hardware acceleration is already disabled in Outlook
3. All the  device drivers are already updated, via Dell Command Update

Additional hardware; Dell WD15 docking station with the latest firmware.
2. One LCD is a 22 inch and other I believe is about 17 inch.
3. A HDMI to DVI adapter is used to connect to the 22 inch LCD and a VGA adapter is used to connect to the 17 inch LCD.

Observation: Since the problem only affects the Outlook application, it is related to video memory.

Any suggestions?

I usually don't run across questions in windows 10 that I can't answer however this has me pretty perplexed.

When utilizing virtual desktops in windows 10, is there a way to change the Virtual Desktop Number from say Desktop 5 To Desktop 2

I usually work on multiple projects and there are times when I might have 10 Virtual Desktops open and might need more than one Virtual Desktop for a single Project.

Any suggestions on how to accomplish this? As  I haven't found anything online to support this is even possible.
Need a web Page to Check which Server the Web Site is currently on.

I am running 2 Windows 2012 R2 Data Center Web Farm using  2 Windows 2012 R2 Data Center NLB with URL Rewrite all works great.

I would like to setup a test page to preset the server from which the page came from is on.

Server1 Node1
Server2 Node2

#    Your are running on Server1
#    Date: Current Day  Time: Current Time

Something like that

How can I check this in HTML ?
Good reliable place to purchase software?

I've been purchasing s.w. MS Office, Windows etc.. from My Choice Software for a couple years now. The last 6 orders every time I order and try to use the key I end up having to go to their support where they have me try a few options which end up to be very time consuming; they always resolve the issue but like I said a waste of time..

can anyone recommend?

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All of the sudden I have lost my regular view when I open a folder in Windows 10.  I tried all the different View options and non of them worked.  My normal view has always been to show all the columns across the entire with of the folder but now I have this space on the right preventing the rest of the columns to show up.  How can I fix it.
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I hope I am asking a question that makes sense here.  I am looking to setup an RDS setup for my application.  What is the difference between an RDS farm and a regular RDS Windows server setup?  When would I need to consider one over the other?
We have a shared mapped drive on Windows Server in which we need to be able to give multi-user access to some Windows Excel and Word documents. This will enable them to be collaboratively edited at the same time.

What's the simplest approach to achieve this?
I installed parallels in a MacOS and then installed Windows 10.
We run a simple ClassicASP Application on the local IIS for development purposes.  It uses a few third party plugins.

We have the exact same configuration on another computer and it works just fine there, but on this install of Windows 10 when we try to use any of the plugins I get the following error:

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a01ad'

ActiveX component can't create object: 

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I have a C# program that runs perfectly under Windows 10.  It uses Connected Services so that I can add in additional Class and Method functions to connect to Ultimate Software's HR system and pull our employee information from.  What I would like to do is run this application under Linux CentOS.  I installed Mono for Linux on both CentOS 6 and CentOS 7; and verified 100% that it can and does run compiled Visual Studio C# programs under Linux.  No problem.

However, when I run the EXE program under Linux Mono, it does not connect to the external website defined in Connected Services.

Here is the line it is failing on.

loginClient = new LoginServiceClient("WSHttpBinding_ILoginService");

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And the error I get back, is (of course), a NullReferenceException as the defined object of 'loginClient' never gets instantiated.

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

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Has anyone ever successfully taken an EXE file for Windows using Connected Services and run it under Linux Mono?

Thank you,
I'm having windows search issue, so i have  applied following steps: But still it is not working.

Restart your computer
End Cortana's process
Restart Windows Explorer
Restart Windows Search service
Use Windows troubleshooter to restore indexing services
Set startup options and restart Windows Search
Change the size of your paging file
Disable Zemana AntiLogger Free keystroke encryption (not applicable since I'm not using this)

OS: Windows 10 version 1809 (OS Build 17763.253)

User, I'm having this issue as an "Administrator"
But when I log in other accounts in the PC windows search is working fine.

Here is the screenshot for this issue: windows search issue
When I use the task view near to the search, windows search is working fine.

Here is the screenshot:search works fine
How to resolve this issue?
We have a few pc's with various remote connectivity issues in Windows.  One of them most perplexing is the abscense of the C$ and ADMIN$ shares (known as "admin" shares colloquially). I have tried to recreate them manually using the cmd format of "net share C$=C:\", but it only lets me recreate C$ not ADMIN$ and even C$ isn't contactable through a remote windows explorer session.  I am hoping to script this so that I can add it to my "fix all the blasted remote connectivity stuff" batch script I have started. Does anyone know of a way to fix these so that you can connect via windows explorer on a remote pc again?  

These machines are all Windows 10 x64 with Windows 1803 installed currently.  Any assistance would be so truly appreciated.  I really want to make it so we can remotely deploy software again to these poor folks. Thank you!

admin shares missing
I have a text file which has duplicate lines... I need to remove any dupes and leave just one of them. The file also needs  2 different strings of words replaced with different strings of words IF either of the 2 original strings exist.

Is this even possible via Windows batch?
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I have a task to start working on how we will roll out azure information protection to accompanying to the Office ( RMS protection with windows server file classification and SharePoint 0365 projects.

we have azure premium license

is there any steps how to implement
Windows 10 Pro X64 1809. One of the printer icons in "Devices and Printers" is the picture of a folder. It is a Officejet Pro 8600. All the other printers have the same old, drab icon but this one. Whit is this one icon not the same and how can I change it?
Hello there,I have SCCM 1702 on Windows Server 2016 and I've been encountering a strange problem. I have an automatic deployment rule set to distribute and install Windows 10 Updates to our Workstations. However, when they run each month, they force restarts of the workstations. I've had it set to suppress restarts but it unchecked that setting each month. Is there a higher setting somewhere overriding this?
I need to modify the domain password policy complexity requirements.  Symbols aren't required.   (e.g. ~!@%#$)  So users can have it but this is not a necessary requirement.
I do not see that option in group policy manager.  Is there a way to modify it somewhere?
One of my customers servers is running Server 2016.  There was a Windows update the end of this month, it was update KB4091664.  2018-10 Update for Windows Server 2016 for X-64 -based Systems.  it downloaded up to 95% and just sat there.  So, I killed the update process and restarted the Server.

Last night, I wanted to perform the January updates and again the downloads got to 95%.  The server just sat there for 7 hours.  So, I killed the update process and restarted the Server.

I hope I'm not the only person have this problem.  Attached is a screen shot.

Thanks for your help.
I have a new HP Omen laptop that I just installed a new 1 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD hard drive.
The laptop came with a 128 GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD  (which I swapped out) and a 1 TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD which I left alone.

I am a bit of a novice on this so I am confused with what to do next.  Windows does not see the bigger drive and so it is all shown in Computer Managment as 'unallocated space'.

It seems to me on laptops where i had done something similar in the past I was just able to right click the main area, select 'extend' and follow the prompts.

However, extend is greyed-out when I try that?   Help!

Windows OS





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