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Hi Guys,

I am having an issue with a clients computer.
She is using dual monitors on Windows 10 and it is cutting off the top of applications, internet browsers mostly but sometimes even file explorer. The bit that is cut off is basically a mirror of what's behind it, so if one thing was open and desktop behind right clicking would give you desktop options.

Changing the resolution, then reverting it seems to intermittently fix it.

I have tried uninstalling the graphics drivers, updating windows/drivers, recreating windows profile, SFC, DISM also checked for virus' this is a new PC with Windows recently put onto it.

I also changed in Intel HD graphics control panel to scale to full screen, tried with the setting Override application settings and without.

Changed scaling on windows to 100% tried 125% tried setting a custom scaling.

Every single one of these seems to fix the issue, but comes back sometimes within hours or sometimes days.

Unsure what to try next, i was told and have read on a few threads that it is a windows glitch for dual monitors no one seems to have a fix though, apparently there was a hot fix for this but can't seem to find it.

Any help on this would be much appreciated.

Picture isn't the greatest, sorry, i can't seem to recreate it myself so this is all i have, but you can see where it is being cut off. Picture isn't the greatest, sorry, i can't seem to recreate it myself so this is all i have, but you can see where it is being cut off.

Many Thanks,
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How can I fix this?
thank you!
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I have one display and two computer, a MacBook and a Windows PC. So, I am looking at this device, since it gives me an option to even add a third PC:

My MacBook uses a Thurderbird port with a converter to HDMI.

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There arwe other options here, but I like the idea of three inputs and one output.

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Desktop Machine
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WHERE is the shortcut ICON stored when I attempt to create a desktop shortcut for a folder from File Explorer? I want to know exactly where that shortcut it is saved (by Windows) so I can either move it manually to the desktop, or delete it.

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We will be having a single file server (FS01), Windows Server 2016, Active Directory environment.
This server will have multiple hidden shares (\\fs01\acct$, \\fs01\sales$, etc), one for each Department in the company. Each department will be its own drive on the file server, with share and security permissions to the drive.  And then just security permissions for the parent folder in the drive, and child folders.  Will be using groups to apply permissions.

However some users have access to other departments as well as their own.  We want to use Group Policy to map the file server ( F = \\fs01), and then when the user goes into the mapped drive, they would see all the network shares on that file server that they have permission to, and the rest of the shares that they don't would stay hidden.

What does permissions (sharing and security) need to be set to, and where do they need to be used, to allow this situation occur?

I am still new to asking questions on Experts-Exchange, so please let me know if forgot to include needed information to get the proper assistance.

Thank you.
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Hello all,
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Windows Server 2016 HyperV Hypervisor in a Workgroup – with 2 HyperV VM's:
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-      VM2: Windows 2016, TSE
About 20 client PC and 5 remote TSE connections

My Question:
The Hypervisor is presently on a "workgroup". I have been suggested to integrate the Hypervisor into the Windows domain of VM1 as a member server.
This should allow the use of Windows Backup on VM1 to a USB drive connected to the Hypervisor

Is this solution technically OK? Should it work?
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