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Wondering about reformating Windows NT Server Edtion to Windows 98

Q: Wondering about reformating Windows NT Server Edtion to Windows 98

Okay, in my grade 11 engineering class, we have been taking apart computers to see how they work, and then putting them back together again. I have had alreadly had experience with this so I knew what to take out and not tot take out. Most computers were second hand, and had 2000 on them, except for mine which was very, very interesting. I had a computer with a version of NT Server Edition, it also had a AGP 4x card, and Sound Card, SCISI Drive, a ATA Hard Drive, CD and Floppy, and surprisingly a Tape Drive. My teacher who is wonderful at her job, also surprised all of us since she only had boot floopies for 98 and not 2000. She wants us to find ways of installing and reformating the computer for 98. I downloaded DBAN but she wants a reformat not a wipe, so how will I reformat the NFTS drives to FAT 32, and what is the easiest possible way of doing so. Also since these are second hand, mine has a an account on it and even if we connected it back to the school network it will not see the domain for that network making it not accessible by her, or me. My teacher being the being a network admin, doesn't know the password. So is there anyway I can do this without the need of logging into a account, or can I reset the account password?

A: Wondering about reformating Windows NT Server Edtion to Windows 98

Assuming there is no data on the drive you need to save, just boot with the Win98 disk (don't need CD-ROM support, run fdisk and delete the NTFS partition, then create a new partition. You'll reboot to the Boot floppy again (with CD-ROM support this time) then format the disk as FAT32.
Insert the Win98 CD, switch to the drive letter of the CD (usually E if only one hard drive as Ram drive is assigned D) and type setup.



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Hello guys,

I'm looking to pick up a Surface Pro 4 over the holidays and I need control over whether my machine gets updates or not and when as well. I just updated my Desktop PC to the Anniversary update and it looks like the deferred upgrades option is no longer present and from some research looks like this setting is only being respected on the enterprise edition even when using the Local Group policy Editor. My Question is if i spend extra to get the enterprise edition will it work on the Surface Pro 4. I know the surface Pro 4 comes with the Windows 10 Pro edition. Is it simple to just clean wipe the device and install windows through the UEFI and using a USB. Also could I just simply install all the drivers again or would that come down automatically on the device. If anyone has any links to a good thread on the surface pro 4 and installing new windows versions i would appreciate it. Thanks

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OS; Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

A couple weeks ago, my computer crashed and tried to automatically reboot itself, after a few moments of rebooting a new screen came up with just a load bar in the lower portion of the screen trying to load windows files. To my surprise, once windows loaded, a scan was taking place in an effort to restore windows because it couldn't load properly.

I tried using a system restore, no dice.

Ever since then, upon starting my computer I need to "Load all drives with Improper Signatures" in order to even make it to windows. I believe a virus is involved, as everytime I go to search something on the web, 80% of the time I'm redirected to what appears to be a pop-up advertisement or scam, example "Congradulations you are Missouri's 11th vistor, click <here> to claim your prize".

I've had the computer for nearly 2 years now, and its been suggested that I should reinstall windows and start with a clean slate. I'm leaning that way currently, however, after reading on the web a bit. I'm inclined to ask, do I really have to purchase a full version of windows 7, something that I already have purchased? The version came pre-installed by Cyberpower and I didn't get a recovery disk.

So to wrap things up;
Is there any 'legal' way to download a version of windows 7 without having to pay for it(again), save it to a flash drive, and use my current product key upon reformatting?

Appreciate anyone who took the time to read this and ... Read more

A:Reformating Windows 7

I would be on the phone with Cyberpower. They should have provided you with the disk or at least a recovery partition. You will need to know your Windows 7 activation code with any reinstall. It sounds to me that if you are that severly infected, getting rid of the virus would not help. You can get rid of the virus but probably can't repair the damage it has done. Right click computer, select manage then select disk management. See if there is a recovery partition there. Your manual or Cyberpower should be able to help you restore the system. Failing all of that you can use someone elses disk to install windows, it must be the same version as yours. When you get to the section to put in your key code leave it blank and uncheck the activate within 3 days. After installation and everything is working, go to computer right click and select properties. In the bottom left corner click change activation number, put yours in and activate online. If it does not activate you may have to activate by phone. Just make sure you have your legal activation code.

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Getting an error while trying to reformat windows xp. Setupdd.sys page_fault_in_nonpaged_area

Stop 0x00000050 ( 0xE53199F8,0x00000000, 0xf77f2f3E, 0x00000002)

setupdd.sys -address f77f2f3E base at f77ce000, datestamp 3d6dd67f

this error comes after trying to choose a partition

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Alright when i wiped my windows and reintsalled it i had a few choices, and i sorta had to guess, when i got this pc a couple months ago they had windows in NTSF format, i think thats what it is. but i choose another one that didnt have that.. will it screw up my windows? or will it be fine?

Thanx Mandy.

A:Reformating windows...

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Hi, I would like to reformat my OS. How do i change the settings so that it boots from either a cd or a bootable disk? I've tried a lot of suggestions but apparently the company i got my pc from did something (i forgot the term) that disables me from booting from another drive. Any suggestions?

A:reformating windows xp

when the machine first turns on you should see a screen picture of something. keep pressing the escape key, when you see the technical bits look down the bottom of the screen adn it should tell you what buttons to press to get into the common ones are f2, f8 f9 f10 and have fun

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Hello there all, I have one small question about reformating my Windows XP, my question is: do I need the original Windows XP CD for it ? Reason is I have managed to lose my Windows CD due to moving, all I have left is the serial key on the side of my computer, just wondering if its possible to download an .iso and burn it on my CD and use my serial key, or are the cd and serial key somehow "bound" to each other ?
If that is possible, all I need for a format is a working Windows XP Home Edition SP2 cd (which i can hopefully download and burn), serial key, which i have and a working CD-Rom, which his have aswell...
Just some questions from a slightly confused individual, hopefully some of them can be answered, my thanks to you for taking time to read this

A:Windows XP Reformating

Im not sure you can do that. Can you not push F11/F10 to do a quick format?
Its the same thing but Windows keeps a recovery version on another partition. I guess you could try it but there would be no certainties!

And i think it best not to suggest illegal downloading? lol

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Well I am trying to reformat and reinstall windows, and no matter what I do I can't seem to get my computer to boot from my floppy boot disk, or my windows xp install disk. I have tried switching my boot drive to only the cd drive, and when I do I get the message that I need to insert a valid disk into the A: drive. When I switch to only booting from the floppy and insert my boot disk I get an error reading that it is an invalid disk. An advice from you guys would be great.

A:Help reformating my hd and reinstalling windows xp

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When trying to reformat my computer, i get to the partistion screen , it tells me i need to choose one that the OS is going to be installed on to, the C:// drive is partitioned (NTFS) and it will not allow me to delet the partition or create a new one for a fresh copy of XP to go on/

How can this be fixed? Thank you for your help!

A:Problems with Reformating , Windows XP Pro

If you get that message, you did not boot from the XP CD . . to do that, enter BIOS ( Setup ) and set the first boot device as CD/ROM. Put your XP Disc in the drive and disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless. Any internal USB card should also be removed.

If you are using an upgrade version installation CD, you'll also need a CD with an older operating system ( Windows 98SE or Windows ME ) to complete the install. Also Make sure you have the 25-digit product code for the Windows XP CD.

Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete any or all partitions and recreate one or more, then proceed to formating and installing XP.

That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up. The prompt will appear after every reboot, but do not press any key on subsequent reboots. The setup process will continue with no action required from you.

If you do not get that message, and if you have another optical drive, try the XP CD in the other drive.

If you are installing on SATA drive, there is an additional step:

This is a site that walks you thru a simulated XP installation:
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Hey there, I'm new to this forum, but I've been wanting to ask help about this problem for a while.

So my mom, my sister, and I just went to best buy to go and buy a new HP computer. It looked pretty nice, about 500 GB of memory, 2 GB of Ram. And it was all at a nice price of 1500. (It came with a flat screen, wireless mouse and keyboard, and even wireless LAN which was previously unthinkable to me for a desktop)

However, three weeks after we bought the computer, I come home to my sister saying that she can't get on her account. So we went through each account, my mom's, my sister's, and mine. Only mine worked. (I'm guessing maybe because it was the first account created?)

So, besides the account problem, there have been various other problems with my computer as well. I can get on the internet, but I'm concerned about the wireless internet icon. It keeps displaying "Connection Status: Unknown" and "Server Execution failed" Other than that I've also noticed that since then, iTunes has also not been able to play, a matter of great concern because music is such a big thing in my life. I later tried System Recovery, but it would take an hour and even afterward it would say "System Recovery Failed, Unknown Error" On top of THAT, both Windows Defender and the Norton my computer came bundled with are showing problems, saying my computer is unprotected and has security problems, and I can't even activate them! Windows Defender just keeps saying... Read more

A:Reformating Windows Vista

this will give you the information
do a system restore to a earlier date when everything was ok

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I have an IBM computer. And it's windows XP. I want to reformat it and could someone tell me how to do it please? Because everytime I try getting information it tells me to insert my windows XP disc but I don't have one!

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I got a virus on my computer 2 weeks ago and have been unable to get rid of it. I think it has altered some of my windows32 files and replaced my svchost. The online tech guy I was working with concluded, after 2 weeks of scans and logs, that it's a new variant and it may take a while to figure out a fix.

I would like to reformat my computer, but here's what's happening:

I place the following CD into my drive:

I boot up the computer and the first screen that comes up is:

I press f12 to access the boot menu and the following screen appears:

I select onboard or usb CD-ROM Drive and press enter and it starts reading the disk:

It then asks me what I want to do with the CD and I press enter (to select set up Windows XP now):

Then this screen pops up:

When I press the up or down arrow key or d, I get the following message:

Thanks for the help.

A:Reformating and Reinstalling Windows XP

When setup first starts you can press F6 to load a driver. You may just need the drivers loaded for your drive controller.

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So I am planning to reformat my hard drive because its performance has been reduced to trash lately. My biggest concern is that I purchased Windows 7 upgrade as a student offer from Digital River and I still have the product key but Digital River seems to have discontinued having the file on their servers.

Anyways I managed to find the now provided ISOs but now I am worried about my product key. From what I understand, the offer was an upgrade so there are a few questions raise:
Can I use the product key to validate a clean install?
Do I have to install Vista first, via recovery, then install Windows 7?
Most importantly, can I use the product key more than once? Provided I format the hard drive of the original machine.

Google has lead me to mixed results of yes-no's and I would appreciate clarity.

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I think this should answer your question Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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Is it a good idea to reformat back my computer from vista to xp? If i do will there be any problems towards my software? The computer i am using is a HP Pavillion Media Center m8120n. Help would be appreciated.

A:Reformating back to Windows XP

Bad idea. HP doesn't list any Windows XP drivers on their site for that computer.

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I have windows XP - Home edition on one computer- I used the update disk ( legal copy) on another computer running Windows 98- It installed ok- was able to run for 30 days than I had yo pay for activation which I was unaware of. I was not trying to do anything illegal. I thought it was ok to put the OS ob 2 of your own home computers. MY question is " how can I reformat the HD and revert back to Windows 98" or get rid of windows xp on and revert back too Windows 98. On the computer ( which requred activation); I hit the F* key and got to what I thought was the MS Dos system. When I tried to format the HD; it said the drive is mounted and locked and wouldn't do the format. Thanks for any help given.

A:Windows Activation- Reformating HD

You've asked this question in the winxp forum.
The answer is the first post in the win98 forum.
Mulder has compiled the neccessary instructions.
see the link below.


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I created the following performance counter using logman.exe. 

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When I do this across multiple servers specifically for Windows Servers 2008/2012, the counter is created to repeat and run everyday at 930PM and stops running everyday at 430PM. This works perfectly fine as intended. However, When I do this for a Windows
2003 server, my created counter is very different.
For example, in this case, I have set to the counters to start at 930AM and end at 1830PM, because I have set a maximum duration of 9 hours, the job terminates and begins on the next day, since I have the repeat option on. However, this does not apply to
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2003 servers are created in a pending status, which then prevents me from removing the counter remotely. 

I would like to know if windows 2003 is capable of working like my win 2008/2012 servers using logman, and if historically, the job has to be kicked off through scheduled task. 

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I had a bunch of malware/virus/trojans on my computer and in the process of trying to clean them up I could not longer run msconfig. I have just decided to be safe and do a complete format of my hardrive and reinstall XP. I have never done this before and was wanting to know what I need to do. (I have backed up my files and scanned them on a safe computer). Where do I go from here?

I have a Dell Dimension 4550. The CD's I have are from Dell: Operating system, application, drivers and utilities.

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Need help/advice reformating and reinstalling windows XP


Just pop in the Operating system CD from Dell and boot from it. Insert the CD, Restart your comptuer and you should see "Press any key to boot from CD" or similar. At that point, press any key and follow the on screen instructions. If you don't get the press any key to boot from CD, then you will need to go into the BIOS (setup) and change the boot order. If you need further instructions with this, let me know and I will be more specific on how to do this.

If you have any questions along the way, if you have another computer and you can post them here.


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Could anyone please give me or direct me to a list of steps for reformationg my C drive and then reinstalling windows XP?Basically I want to competely purge the system so I assume that I would have to reformat the C drive instead of just reinstalling windows XP. Thanks

A:Reformating C Drive/ reintalling windows XP

just boot from the xp cd and choose install windows will ask you if you wish to format choose yes

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My computer, actually both of my computers, have been running extremely slow lately and they have so much junk on them that I want to get off. I know that just removing them and deleting files will not solve anything seeing as the hard drive is never fully deleted, but i have heard that there is a way of reformating your hard drive. My goal is to put my computers back into the condition they were when I first bought them. I have a Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 2, and I would be really thankful if someone could help me put my computer back to the way it was. I am not at all interested in keeping personal files or anything on my computer, I just want the computer exactly the way it was when I first bought it with the programs that were already preinstalled still in it. Thanks for the help!

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Hi, I want Just windows 7 on my Hard Drive. Originally it was windows vista on it and the space is increasing now. I want to delete everything on my HD, but just now have windows 7 on it. What do I do? Thanks I want to clear everything on HD? How do I do it Thanks.

A:Reformating Windows 7 on Hard Drive

Attach a snipping tool picture of your disk management window. We need to see you situation.

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Hi, I am trying to completely wipe my system and reinstall windows, only I don't have the CD. I've looked it up, and it seems relatively straight forward, I just need to save the iso file for the version of windows I'm using to a flash drive and run that to reinstall. The problem is I am running (and only have a key for) Windows 7 enterprise (Version 6.1 Build 7600) 32 bit, and the only downloadable iso file I can find for the enterprise version is the 90 day trial. I don't want the trial though, I want the entire version. Does anyone know where I can find an iso file for enterprise that's the full version, not trial? Or am I supposed to download the trial and put my key in somehow making it a full version? Please help!
edit: I should add that I want to reformat the computer (I don't have anything I want to save, want to put it back to factory standards), not just reinstall windows.

A:Reformating/installing Windows 7 ENTERPRISE (Full, Not trial!)

first you say you don't have a key then you say you do have a key, I'm confused...

Anyhow, if you do in fact have a valid key the eval or trial version should activate for you.
You may have to use the phone in feature the first time. That's not incredibly abnormal though.
You should be okay just using the iso download directly from MS.
If you wind up talking to a live person just tell them the truth. Don't make up stories.
If this is a laptop you may want to look at your documentation to make sure you can't just press a few buttons at the right time and have it restore itself to factory state. (as many of them can do that)

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I am having major problems with my computer running so slow. I have downloaded the anti-virus and anti-spyware programs that are suggested on this sight and can find nothing. I am so frustrated, my computer used to be much faster. Now it is almost unusable. I have considered buying a new copy of Windows XP Home and starting all over by completely deleting my hard drive and reinstalling the new copy. Will this fix my problem and make my computer run faster like the good old days

A:Reformating Hard Drive And Installing Windows Xp Home

Reformatting your computer will make it run like brand spanking new. Before you do that drastic step (which i do at least twice a year), go to Start>Run> and type MSCONFIG and hit ok. Go to the tab that says "Startup" and disable everything. Most times people have too many programs running at one time at start up. IE my father in law with his massive 50 startup programs running on 256MB of memory. UGH! But anyways, if your having problems with Spyware n such, I recommend the combination of Yahoo Toolbar with Antispy, and Windows Defender. Both are free to download and are very great at catching items. Good luck to you and I hope this help. Please post feedback

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Please help, I am totally desperate.
I have a Compaq Presario v2710 laptop. Windows Xp.
I was not using this laptop for a year, I decided to start using it last week .The power cord was damage ,therefore, I bought a universal power cord and I am using that on the laptop.
The computer was working fine for three days. One night I turned it off and the day after when I tried to turn it on it was keep rebooting, showing the windows logo and rebooting again. I was not able to go to the windows.
This laptop did not come with an XP discovery CD; apparently it has built in windows. I found an XP recovery CD from my friend and decided to reinstall the windows all over again. But here is my problem, the computer boots from CD, goes to installing the windows and asking me to format the hard drive. I tried quick format, it hangs at 20%. I tried complete format, it hangs on 100% without doing anything further. I tried to do repair by pressing R and typing chkdsk /p and chkdsk /r but both gave me and error that one or more file is recoverable or some similar error. But when I do chkdsk command it said it could not find any error.
I even took off my hard drive and tried to format it with another computer by using disk management but it said the specified file is not found.
I am now totally desperate, can someone help me please. What do I do now?L

A:problem with reformating hard drive to reinstall windows xp

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i been hearing around on blogs and forums that windows "reserves" 20% of you internets bandwidth for " background" updates. is this true if so what does it fully affect and how do i disable or atleast lower the precent

A:been wondering about networking+ windows

Hello Emmett,

This is really nothing to worry about or needs to be changed.

By default, Windows can reserve up to 20 percent of the network bandwidth for QoS traffic handled by the QoS Packet Scheduler. One hundred percent of the network bandwidth is available to be shared by all programs unless a program (Ex: Windows Update) specifically requests priority bandwidth. This 20 percent reserved bandwidth is still available to other programs unless the requesting program (Ex: VoIP applications) is sending data. Windows can then restrict the best effort traffic to a minimum of 80 percent of the bandwidth to the other programs so that the high priority traffic can be accommodated. If the program that reserved the bandwidth is not sending sufficient data to use it, the unused part of the reserved bandwidth is available for other data flows on the same host.

(same in Windows 7)
QoS Bandwidth Reserve Limit

Hope this helps,

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Hi, new poster that found this site whilst looking for a solution. I have seen from the forum that this is quite a common problem but that the solution has to be tailored to an individual computer.
The computer is my parents and they asked me to take a look when it became slow. Microsoft Security Essentials was flagging up numerous viruses  (Rovnix was one)but could not remove them and suggested use of windows defender -this did not get rid of the viruses and I had my doubts as to whether the microsoft security essentials was even genuine. So I gave up and decided to reformat and reinstall windows from a boot disk with their product key on the sticker on the back of their laptop.
I'm unsure where th bootdisk came from which may have caused the problems that are happening now. The viruses appear to be gone now - I have downloaded AVG (free version) and this finds no problems. However I have noticed that adverts by Ad choices are everywhere in both IE and Firefox Browsers plus the computer is slow when only browsing.
I have tried to locate malware using malwarebytes which finds nothing - I have checked the browsers for suspicious add ons/extensions and nothing can be found. I have looked throgh the registry for anything dodgy related to ad choices and have found nothing.
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A:Infected withAd choices malware Windows 7 - still present reformating

Download and run Adwcleaner and see if it helps. Also, Adblock plus will block in-brower popups, banner ads etc.

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I have a problem to access file server on Windows Server 2000 from a Windows 7 PC. For your information, due to some reasons, both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are in different domain.

I have tried all suggested solutions which are :
i. to unchecked both attributes in 'Network Security : Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC)' for both clients and server.
ii. to apply 'Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated' in 'Network Security : LAN Manager authentication level'
iii. to make sure the time setting for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are the same.

But still, i couldn't access the file server. In fact, each time I entered domain\username to authenticate, it will give out this message :

Since I am kinda new to this troubleshooting things, it would be great if someone can tell me why does this happening. Is it because of the different domain?

thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 unable to Access file server on Windows Server 2000

To connect to the server you would need to enter the credentials of the domain user on the server that would have access. For example if the domain was 'home' with a user 'Josh' then I would put:


As the username. If you want to get advanced you could try and form a trust with the other domain in active directory so that the other domain has permission to access the server


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I have a file server at home with a Quad core, 4gb ram, and a 3tb of storage. It is running Ubuntu Desktop and sharing video files primarily. From my school I have access to a free copy of Windows Server 2008 R2. Other than the server I have 2 Windows 7 desktops, 1 Windows 7 laptop and 1 Windows Vista laptop.

I am interested in moving to a Windows setup as I am done with the ?Ubuntu? experiment. WHS looks like what I need, but I have a free copy of WS 2008 and I would miss the $50 for WHS. My goals can be described best as:

Need to Haves:
? File/media server (local network)
? Dedicated game server for various games for friends.
? Print server

Nice to Haves:
? Music/Video Streaming over the internet
? Automatic backup server
? File server over the internet
? Ability to manager other PC?s from the server

My ability as an admin:
? No experience
? Willing to learn and put forth initial effort to get setup
? Don?t have time to really spend more than 1 day moving from Ubuntu to the new setup.
? Don?t want to be stuck constantly screwing with things to get it right or keep it running.

What is going to be best option for my situation?

A:Help choose: Windows Home Server 2011 vs. Windows Server 2008 R2

Honestly, I use both in their proper settings, and unless you have a domain at home with multiple users, Windows Server 2008 R2 is overkill...and would require much more tweaking and add-in apps to do what you want. Given your write-up, WHS 2011 is the way to go. It does much of what you want out of the box, and is designed for people who don't want to become server admins (or at least not be forced to).

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Windows Updates have been a real thorn in my side since moving to the country where I have limited bandwidth ISP. I have 6-7 Windows PCs I (try to) keep updated, both XP and W7. I've tried downloading updates just ONCE using the Microsoft Update Catalog, but then I still have to note what pc needs what updates and install them manually.

Newegg's sale on Windows Home Server today has me wondering whether I might dedicate a PC to WSUS just to manage updates.

Can folks here with WSUS experience suggest whether this is worth doing? Or might be more trouble than it's worth vs. the manual "Update Catalog" method? Or tried w/WHS and that's a problem in itself? TIA for any feedback...

A:Windows Server Update Services and Windows Home Server -- worth doing?

I manage the WSUS implementation where I work. Overall, it's a pretty straightforward product. The only hassle will be going through the list of "all updates" for Windows 7 and for XP and declining the ones that don't pertain to your systems. The good news is that WSUS will determine for you, which are needed and which aren't and will place an icon next to the ones which you need.

I don't have experience with running WSUS on WHS myself....but I'm guessing it would be pretty much the same as doing it on a straight up Windows server.

As far as getting the clients to use your WSUS server, that's a simply registry change.

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Helping a buddy

put in a cdrw for him and so he had the old spybot etc on his computer so I put the new spybot and it caught a few things they were all fixed
ran adware SE and it caught a few and they are fixed
Thats all there was, I put on IE-SPYAD and script defender and spyblaster.

I don't think there is anything real bad in his HJT LOG but I think there is probably some that needs to come out. Can someone give me some advice on what to do? Thanks, I apperciate any help. Here is the log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:35:56 PM, on 2/11/06
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

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A:Solved: Windows 98 SE- HJT Log- was wondering if someone had time to look at this for me?

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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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I have a self built computer with a MSI 870-G54 board and am wondering about a good Video card for this board.  I have a Thermaltake TR2-430NLINH PSU.  Thanks for suggestions.  I don't do any gaming at all.

A:Wondering about a compatible video card for windows 10

If you don't do any gaming at all, the built in graphics in your motherboard or CPU will be adequate.

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Hi all,

About a month ago my computer was misbehaving and needed repair, so I went to Best Buy. Long story short, I did not backup my computer to the utmost. When they reinstalled windows, I was bummed but went along my merry way, not even wondering if file recovery after Win Reinstallation was possible. About a month into using the computer, and not finding what I was looking for, I thought 'hey, maybe file recovery is possible. Got EaseUS recovery, and found both Download Metadata and recovered Bookmark files for Google Chrome that are likely to have what I need (just the name of the app or the website I found it on.

Problem is that the recovered files look like they're in Chinese or Korean or similar. At least one is a mixture of what looks like a data, or at least structured info that then peters out into nonsense again. Are these files that just got partially or completely overwritten, or is there some way to turn them into something that Google Chrome can recognize?

I don't actually need the whole files, just having urls or downloaded file names and where they were downloaded from probably would have what I want. Anyone have a problem like this?

Here's an example of text from a Bookmarks file:
W? To% g? Duration& N? ExitActions # PanelBarItemSecondLevelTemplate' ?? CornerRadius( ?? RadiusX) ?? RadiusY* :? RoutedEvent+ :?
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A:wondering if file recovery after Windows Reinstallation was possible

I am not sure about recovering those files into something workable.
Usually when Windows is reinstalled, you'll have a Windows.old folder in your root drive with all your old data on it. Have you looked for that?

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talking about the windows.old file that was created after the not so long ago major update...

just realized my HDD is starting to take a tanking and that folder is taking up a good chunk of space! hence why im wondering if it should be okey to remove or not.

A:Just Wondering if its safe to delete Windows.old file

Hello DiBBz,

If there's nothing in there you want to keep, and you don't plan on going back to the previous Windows installation within 30 days if you upgraded from say Windows 7/8, then it's safe to delete.

Windows.old Folder - Delete in Windows 10

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I just updated Windows Media Player 9 to 10 and when the installment of Media Player 10 completed it said that the setup was not successfull but the setup was really completed and there is nothing wrong with the player.Could someone please tell me why there was that error message.

I have Windows XP Proffessional.

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I currently have a HP laptop which originally had Windows Vista installed. When I got the laptop it had a few virus' and wasn't starting correctly but I managed to get it running decently well just by going through forums and troubleshooting each step of the way. Then I decided I would install Windows 7, since I go to school and I can get a free (downloaded) copy I figured why not. It worked much better so it seemed like a good decision. It's been just over year that I've been using it in this condition and it's working fine, but it has seemed to be going a bit slower lately. Also, there is no point in Vista still being installed since it is never used, so is there a way to uninstall the Vista without losing any information on my Windows 7 copy? I came across some info about the boot being partitioned to the Vista copy so I don't want to do anything that is irreversible.

Alternatively, I could download another version of Windows 7 and save it somewhere (a removable hard drive?), then completely reformat my hard drive and install that downloaded copy so that i would be starting new. This option sounds better to me if doable. I could possibly acquire a disk, but i believe that option is not free from my school (which isn't as nice, since i'm a broke student).

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A:Wondering about a new Windows 7 install process (no disk)

Look over these same steps for doing a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
to see how your Win7 install compares. If you're game we can help you get and keep a perfect install.

And if you'll post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image we can help you remove Vista if it's still on the drive.

Additionally you can reboot and tap the ESC key for BIOS Boot Menu to select Diagnostics to see if they still run from boot. If so then that would be the only partition you'd want to keep for sure if you're ready to reinstall.

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I bought a new laptop 3 years ago when Vista first arrived. I had a number of difficult issues with program compatibility (printer, sound drivers camera programs etc.) and was always searching for drivers to download and had issues with the Windows dirvers. I even had a difficult time getting SP1 to install. (finally had to remove sound drivers that conflicted to get SP1 in and then reinstall them).

I plan to buy a new laptop next year with Windows 7 as mine is slowing down and no room for more Ram I also wanted to wait until after Windows 7 SP1. Meanwhile I just bought a new Cannon Camera (CD says XP and Vista only) and a new printer and I may need some other software.

My question is, am I setting myself up now for big problems later when I buy a Windows 7 Notebook if I am buying things now that do not show Windows 7 ready yet? Will it be all the Vista problems all over again or with Windows 7 is it much easier and smoother to update and run Vista approved software? I even wonder if I should return my camera and wait until the camera's Windows 7 version is out...
Thank you,

A:Solved: Wondering about Windows 7 compatibility problems...Is it Vista all over again

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Hi, Can any1 help me i have did upgrade Windows 2000 Ent. Server (SP4) to Windows 2003 Ent. Server, but after rebooting the machine all of sudden BLUE screen appears with mentioning below error though OS working in safe mode. Please help me out to resolve the issue ASAP.

Then at the end it says
Beginning dump of physical memory

HYDIS.sys address 7505AF5 base at F74E9000
Stop: 0x000000D1 (0xf3bbf000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xF7505AF5)

Physical memory dumb.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group


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The above 2 updates keep coming to my Windows Update but when I install the (2) KB's it says download not installed "Try again" and in History "Install Fail". Please help me, sooo frustrated at this point, usually don't have

Ruth M. Stauffer

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i am not good at english, hope i can make myself clear.hello, everyone. this is all my fault. i download a movie call "Brave" via torrent from internet. after download i can't open the video file, the readme file tell me that i need to install a decoder software in the same folder. i use the microsoft security essential to scan this "decoder", all good. so i install it after scaning.then, bad thing happened. the microsoft security essential realtime protection shut down. windows fire wall shut down. windows update shut down. the most important, all of those three could not be restart and i can't find each of them in the services.msci search on google for a solution. it take a long time. finally, i found something on the google. the solution is use "sc" command to recreate the service on services.msc. then i download a reg file called "wscsvc.reg" from that site, and import it to the system. Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc]"DisplayName"="@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\wscsvc.dll,-200""ErrorControl"=dword:00000001"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\ 74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\ 00,76,... Read more

A:missing server Windows security center, windows firewall and windows update in services.msc

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Well we're finally upgrading our server from Windows NT to Windows 2003. Is there any way to import/export all of my data onto the new server? Or should I just share everything I have on NT and then just copy/cut all the information and paste it onto 2003? I'm just trying to figure out what will be the easiest way to move everything since I have about 700 users on NT lol. I really don't want to type all the names in again on 2003....Thanks in advance! :approve:

A:Moving from Windows Server NT to Windows Server 2003

Are you getting a new server with 2003 on it or just upgrading the existing box to 2003?

If it's upgrading the existing server, start here:

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Hello i recently bought a Saphire ATI Radeon X00 XT Platinum Edtion graphic card and installed it to my main computer:

Intel Pentium 4
CPU: 2.66Ghz
Hard Drive: 80GBs & 160GB second drive.
Power Supply: 200Watts total output
Windows XP Home Edition

I installed it and tested it and saw low fps so i went back and done some steps to see if it works. (While checking on each step.)

- Lowered all graphic detials on the game to the lowest to see if it raises it.
- Went to ATI and downloaded latest version of the graphic card drivers.

No improvements so i checked the graphic card manual and it said you needed a recommened power supply of 300Watts.

I then went out and bought a brand new system because my computer needed upgrading anyways.

I upgraded to:

Intel Pentium 4
CPU: 2.66Ghz
Hard Drive: 80GBs & 160GB second drive.
Power Supply: 400Watts total output
Windows XP Home Edition

I also bought a new motherboard to Asus P4P800-E Deluxe.

And out of all that no diffrence to the FPS ingame. The graphics are amazing it all works perfect but my frame rates that i should be getting to what everone says about the graphic card is double less then that.

The game is Counter Strike Source.

Someone please help i have run out of ideas.

A:Need help with low FPS on a Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edtion

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Friends i have problem upgrading the sp2 from sp1 and the operating system is win xp home edtion
Error ' The instruction At 0x76c37ad referenced memory at
0x3094fb0'.the memory couldnot be read '

A:error while upgrading the sp1 to sp2 in win xp home edtion

slipstream the sp2 or sp3 into your original disk with nlite
then run a repair install with the slipstreamed disk

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I have a HP Pavillion 753n I tried to upgrade to MCE 2005 last night and everything went fine untill about 3/4s of the way thru the file installation the screen just went black and it all stopped. When I re-boot it starts the installation over automatically and the does the same thing. It keep asking for the SP2 disk which I do not have. I do not want to have to re-format the drive for hope that I want to salvage the info that is on it.

Any thoughts?

A:Win XP Media Cntr Edtion upgrade

How are you upgrading to MCE 2005? I believe that SP2 is integrated in the Media Center Edition disc.

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After I scaned my windows xp with Avg free edition, it dected more than 500 files and some .exe infected with win32/pirate. I am not a real expert at this, but it seem it had killed alot of my programs i need to use. Please Help! Thank You!

A:Problem With Avg Free Edtion (win/pirate32)

Sounds like it deleted all the PIRATED programs you have. This is probably cracked programs that you downloaded and installed and it decided to enforce the law and delete them. Now just in the case you don't steal software, it's possible that it thought some of your legit software looked like stolen, so to be on the safe side, AVG deleted it. You should be able to go into the Quarantine/Vault and restore all the files it deleted. You may also want to turn off Heuristics if that's an option.

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first i would like to is it illegal to buy it online? second if not is better than windows vista and last would you recommend it and the spec of why it is or isnt good?

thanks for the help.

A:i can across widows vista black edtion

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Hello all been a while since i used this last as my PC has been behaving...... until now!

Ive reinstalled AVG now several times but for some bizarre reason, by Anti Virus and Anti Spyware will not update (showing as outdated).

Ive manually done this but there seems to be 2 files that wont upload?

Is there any suggestions, im still fairly new so please be gentle

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Has anyone managed to get Airline Tycoon 2 (or Deluxe, etc.) to work in Win10?

I did have it working under Vista Home but I can't get it to load on an old laptop running Vista Business. So, ideally, I'd like to run it on the new Win10 laptop - like Railroad Tycoon 2. Even more ideally, I'd like to run it without the CD, also like RT2 because the ISO is mounted as a drive now. (I had no idea you could do that! )

Anyway, if anyone's got AT2 to work, please tell me how!



A:Airline Tycoon Deluxe (2011 edtion)

Unbelievably, I got it sorted – what a shocker!
As it’s Christmas, I thought I’d try and install it once again. I loaded the CD and everything went exactly as before – the whole system froze and I was completely locked out. Since I couldn’t even get to Task Manager, I was going to crash the laptop when I had to leave the laptop for a few minutes. I don’t know how long I’d left the computer churning away but when I returned, there was an install dialogue on-screen. Whoa!
When I checked, running ‘behind’ the dialogue was an Airline Tycoon extraction process – lots of files being unpacked but the process had frozen at about 70%. I was able to access Task Manager and stop this process, leaving the pukka install process running (although virtually all processes where reporting zero percent of CPU/RAM usage at this point). Since the AT install dialogue was still open, with ‘Continue’ or ‘Cancel’ options (or similar), I chose ‘Continue’: I figured I had nothing to lose. (If the install failed, I could simply uninstall everything with Revo.)
But lo! The installation worked flawlessly – and the game even runs without the CD, natively. No fancy tweaking or ISO mounting required. Result!
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i am having microsoft windows server 2003 for small business server Service Pack 1.iwant to run an application build up with ASP.NET & SQL DATABASE.for generating reports we are using crystal reports.
while running the application i am gettig an error message as

File or assembly name CrystalDecisions.Web, or one of its dependencies, was not found.

i tried to copy all the dll files in to the bin folder.still the problem is not solved..
Source Error:
Line 13: debugging ASP.NET files.
Line 14: -->
Line 15: <compilation defaultLanguage="c#" debug="true"><assemblies><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.ReportSource, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Shared, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Web, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/></assemblies></compilation>
Line 16:
Source File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\HomagIndiaCIS\web.config Line: 15

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'CrystalDecisions.Web' could not be loaded.
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The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Project Server 2002 lists detailed instructions for configuring Microsoft Project Server 2002 on Windows Server 2003. The SOS lists the steps IT admins must take after setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and on upgraded installations.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Project Server 2002
Microsoft Office (download is Microsoft Word file)



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By adding an additional server to your Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2003 network, you can enable Terminal Server. Using Terminal Server, you can host your users' desktops. This can save your organization money by allowing you to extend the life of your desktop hardware.
After you have installed Windows Small Business Server 2003 and have completed the To Do List, you can join an additional server to your network and configure it as a terminal server.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Word or Word Viewer



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The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Project Server 2002 lists detailed instructions for configuring Microsoft Project Server 2002 on Windows Server 2003. The SOS lists the steps IT admins must take after setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and on upgraded installations.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Project Server 2002
Microsoft Office (download is Microsoft Word file)



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Emergency Management Services is a new feature in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 that supports remote management and system recovery for servers that are not accessible through a conventional connection. By using Emergency Management Services with other software and hardware components, you can remotely perform tasks such as recovering unresponsive servers and powering servers off and on, even when they are not accessible through a standard network connection. Emergency management services also supports headless servers—those without a local keyboard, monitor, or mouse. This document provides an overview of Emergency Management Services and its components. It explains how to choose and configure hardware and software that supports Emergency Management Services. It provides guidance for enabling Emergency Management Services, and information about using this technology to troubleshoot problems with remote servers.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Only servers running a Windows Server 2003 operating system can be monitored using Emergency Management Services. For additional hardware and software requirements, please consult the chapter.



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Just bought 2 new Intel S5000VSA server boards, After building both Pcs using the Intel disc that came with board and even the win 2003 setup disc directly I cant seem to install windows server 2003 without receiving a BSOD during setup. All Hardware is compliant with the board. Please Help

A:Cant install Windows Server 2003 on Intel s5000vsa server board

Strip the system down. One memory stick, no USB devices, on-board video and sound, no sound card and try the OS install again. Reset the bios to failsafe defaults

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Proxy Server 2.0 is not compatible with computers running Windows Server 2003. The Proxy Server client is compatible with computers running Windows Server 2003.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0



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I have 2 servers; windows 2000 & windows 2008, I can always access them via XP but my system 7 home can't authenticate. It appears to add the domain name as a preamble my user name in the authentication....does this make sense?


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The following Structure is a representation;
SRV1 - IP - FQDN SRV1.DOM.LOCAL - File Share 'FLDR1' / USR1<ReadOnly>

SRV1 has a folder, FLDR1, being shared for read only access to user USR1.

PC1 and PC2 logged on as Domain User USR1.
PC1 is able to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
PC2 is unable to connect to SRV1 to see and look in FLDR1.
Now there are multiple means of connecting to SRV1 to see the share FLDR1.

The following connections were done in combination with the following methods;
Method 1 - via logged on Domain User CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 2 - via logged on Domain Administrator CMD Prompt with 'NET VIEW'.
Method 3 - via logged on Domain User Explorer Window.
Method 4 - via logged on Domain Administrator Explorer Window.

Connection 1 - via Server Name.
Connection 2 - via Server IP Address.
Connection 3 - via Server Fully Qualified Domain Name.

Now that the stage is set, going to the fun part...

Testing from both PC1 and PC2...
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 1 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 2 - Success
PC1 : Method 2 - Connection 3 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 1 - Success
PC1 : Method 3 - Connection 2 - Success
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Currently we are on an NT network with a few 2000 servers tossed in. Today I learned that the plan is to migrate everything to Linux. Lets assume that this only applies to the servers and that the users will still operate with 98/nt/2000/xp. What are your thoughts on this?

I put this in this forum for a reason. Because I'd rather get the advice from 2000 and 2003 experts who know what Linux cannot replace than to hear the Linux fanboys and anti-Microsoft activists praise it to the high heavens.

What would your concerns be if this was done on your network? What problems have you encountered if you'd tried this? Or what successes? Know of any businesses that have done this successfully?

A:Is Linux ready to replace Windows 2000 server and 2003 server?

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I don't know if this is help for our server or Excel I am looking for. Here is the issue...

Whenever one lady is logged into a session on our server, she opens a word document that has an Excel worksheet embedded in it. The second she tries to click on the Excel worksheet, Dr. Watson makes a call and hits me with the following message...

Error in Excel.exe
Access Violation (0xC0000005), Address: 0x304632a3

When she tries to just open the Excel program, she gets this error:

Compile Error in Hidden Module: ThisWorkBook

This only happens to her, should I make a new profile on the server for her? Is there something in Excel I can do? I am so lost and MS Knowledge base has been of no help to me.

A:Excel Shutting Down on Windows NT Server (Terminal Server, Citrix Metaframe)

Try this,;en-us;Q169718

And this,;en-us;Q172211

Or look here for more,

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I have a print server running 2003 standard sp2, I have been looking for a way to allow helpdesk staff install and manage printers without logging into the server and without adding them to the admin group.

So I added them to the power users group and the print operators group, that worked fine they were able to UNC ( \\servername ) to the server and install printers, drivers, as well as uninstall drivers? printers ect????.
Now the problem??? this works great from an XP box, but when we try it from a windows 7 machine we get access denied. More specifically it acts like it is going to install the printer then when it comes to the driver installation part it fails ?Printer driver was not installed. Access is denied.?

No changes have been made to the permissions I can log into an XP machine with my profile and it works fine log out go to a Windows 7 machine use the same credentials and I get the above message access is denied. I am an admin of both machines on the windows 7 machine I have UAC turned off completely. Running XP Pro SP3 & Windows 7 pro both are 32 bit machines.

I should also add that I have made the necessary group policy changes to allow printer operators to Load/Unload device drivers and under the local policies/security options I ensured that the Prevent users from installing printer drivers was Disabled.

Any help would be much appreciated.


A:Windows 7 & 2003 Server Standard SP2 Unable to remotely install driver on print server

How do you enter the credentials on the Windows 7 machine? I've noticed that you have to use "domain\username" rather than just the username in some cases.

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IP Network: Dhcp server works fine. (CISCO ROUTER)

Windows 200o servers, Windows 2000 clients (up to dated, sp4, rollup1 etc) IS6sp1

Some pc's with IP dhcp , works ok
Some pc's with fixed IP, works ok

After changing fixed IP on a client to dhcp-IP, the client can not find the DHCP server.
change back to fixed IP, PC works fine again.

DHP server and other DHCP clients still working fine

Local Area connection status: only outgoing packets, no incoming.

reboot, or ipconfig /renew no solutions

Does someone know this problem ?

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hi guys!
I just installed Windows 2000 Advance Server recently to a Compaq Proliant ML530 server and found out that the license for this server is more expensive than Windows Server 2003 Standard. The SmartStart CD of the compaq does not support windows server 2003 and I don't want to manually re-configure everything and start all over again. Does Win2K A.S. support Windows Server 2003 upgrade?

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Setup Is Comcast(DNS/ISP/Phone)->D... Computer Connected --> Server(AD/DNS/DHCP/RRAS)F... Server --> Switch --> WIndows Xp And Sever 2003 As Work Station. Problem Is Trying To Install VNC On All Computers Behind The Primary Server 2003. Need To Forward Ports Through Server 2003 to Dlink For Query to Internet: Thanks In Advance

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Microsoft Windows Terminal Server lets users run Windows®-based applications on a remote computer running one of the Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems. This white paper contains testing methodologies, results, analysis, and sizing guidelines for Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server. Hewlett Packard working in cooperation with Microsoft to perform the initial sizing tests and data collection in HP labs. Microsoft performed the final round of testing and analysis collection using Hewlett Packard equipment. The tests were performed using Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition, build 3790.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Word



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Windows XP does not assign a WINS Server, DNS Server, or Default Gateway.

Here is the output from ipconfig /all:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Lon Hoss>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : omnibook-6100
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VM Network Connecti
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-09-00-6D
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Documents and Settings\Lon Hoss>

A:Windows XP does not assign a WINS Server, DNS Server, or Default Gateway

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The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000 lists the steps necessary for ISA Server to function properly on computers running Windows Server 2003. It includes information that an administrator needs to know for setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and installations upgraded from the Windows 2000 Server family.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000
Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 Service Pack 1



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Hi Experts,
Could someone please help me how to copy file from Windows 2012 server to Linux using rsync.

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Setup Is Comcast(DNS/ISP/Phone)->D... Computer Connected --> Server(AD/DNS/DHCP/RRAS)F... Server --> Switch --> WIndows Xp And Sever 2003 As Work Station. Problem Is Trying To Install VNC On All Computers Behind The Primary Server 2003. Need To Forward Ports Through Server 2003 to Dlink For Query to Internet: Thanks In Advance

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Hi, I am going to install windows 2008 server on the IBM server x3650 7979 and couldn't get the supportive RAID Serv as the I am currently got the IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD version 7.4.17 for adaptec RAID controller 8K but it does not have windows 2008 server option. Do assist me in this regard. thanks

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I try to join win7 pro  to Windows Server 2008  domain and i get the following error:An attempt  to resolve the DNS name the domain has fail. All firewall are disable and all network discovery are on. I can ping the server and client by computer
name. Nslookup domain name return time out error. With windows XP i was able to join to the same domain with the same configuration .The client and server configuration:

A:Windows 7 PC cannot join new windows 2008r2 server yet windows XP can

Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.
It seems more related to server configuration.
Please refer to following article:
Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 domain join displays error "Changing the Primary Domain DNS name
of this computer to "" failed...."
How to Prevent Domain Controllers from Dynamically Registering DNS Names
As this forum focuses on Windows Vista specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Windows 7 forum:
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Build 7100 RC fail to connect(fail to connect through win 7 direct connect and connect through xp mode)Will try our luck through newly released build 7600 enterprise.Build 7600 failed to connect to NT 4.0 too.But both 7100 and 7600 connect to internet or use outlook express to send mail successfully.

A:Is it possible to have windows 7 join a windows NT 4.0 server through windows 7 XP mode.

Hi Sanyulynn, Please understand that XP mode provides the ability to run applications that cannot run natively on Windows 7 within a virtualized XP image. It cannot control host computer. So, we cannot let Windows 7 Join a Windows NT 4.0 server through Windows 7 XP mode.Thanks.

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Hi guys,
What free Antivirus software for servers?
What free anti-malware would NOT be a good idea?
My friend has purchased a Poweredge server to act as a fileserver for a private network not connected to the internet..  He uses 2 laptops at the most  to access files on the server.
However at some points he will update Windows Server 2008 plus odd bits by temporaily hooking up to the Internet., and obviously leave himself open to malware etc. for a short time.
The cost of server Antivirus is very high and usually effective for 10 workstations upwards, and obviously he would appreciate keeping costs down.
I would appreciate thoughts on ideas for avoiding a costly solution.
Also, if he got Malware on it (e.g. Rootkit or Delta) would current Bleeping Computer tools (e.g. Rkill, RogueKiller etc) still work on the server - or does it require another approach? 
I am asking fior advice BEFORE he gets started while options are open.
Thanks in advance guys

A:Free Server Antivirus ? e.g. for Windows Server 2008

The answer is fairly simple. Just read the details on the site -
Microsoft Security Essentials is available for small businesses with up to 10 PCs.
• Microsoft Security Essentials:
Microsoft updated it’s free Anti-Virus solution at the end of 2010 to support Windows 2008/R2.
This is easily one of the better free offerings as Microsoft has updated this solution to complete directly with some of the biggest solutions, such as Mcafee and Symantec paid versions.

When downloading, simply choose Windows Vista / Windows 7, as Microsoft has yet to update the website.
Regards -

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Ok so i need to set up windows 2003 server edition as a vpn server so someone can connect to it from home or from his work! Does anyone have any advice i have been trying but nothing seems to allow me to get connected!

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I am not able to connect to OPC server for non admin user in windows server 2003.

I get Runtime error '-536608665(e0040067)':
Failed to connect OPC server.
The system returned the following error message:
Access is denied

But i can connect non admin user to opc server in Windows xp

Is it possible for non admin user to connect OPC server in windows server 2003?

OPC server and client are on same system

Please give me your feedback


A:Non Admin not able to connect OPC server in Windows Server 2003

From what I've read on this thread, you'll need to set computer-wide DCOM security permissions. You'll want to peruse that thread.

On another note, this isn't really the best spot for this question. An error message isn't a crash, hang or bsod, and the situation is more relevant to specifically the Windows Server section (even though OPC servers can and often do exist in many client versions of Windows). You'll be able to receive more help there, as it's pertinent to your needs.

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We had:

1) 1 Windows Server 2003 running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 workstations.

We now want to have:

1) 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 same workstations, with their same user profiles.

So I joined the 2008 R2 server to the domain, and then used the dcpromo tool to make it a domain controller.

Problem is, whenever I take the old server offline, (the 2003 one) everything flips out, logons are slow, and the 2008 server gives people trying to access shared files weird errors like that the server that authenticated them cannot be contacted, and asks them to log in again with their username and password before accessing shared files on the server.

What did I do wrong? I must be forgetting something.

A:Replacing a Windows 2003 AD DS server with a 2008 R2 AD DS server

1. Transfer all FSMO roles to your 2008 R2 server
2. Uninstall AD on 2003 server
3. You can now permanently take 2003 server offline

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As my final project for the year i am setting up a server that we will eventually move all our computers on to. I am using a poweredge 2900 as a server with windows server 2008 installed. As of now i have 2 computers connected to the domain which they can log on to.

- what i need help with
- How do i give all users access to programs?
- Each student needs to have access to her own drive through the server not locally.
The client computers are connected to a switch using dhcp.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:setting up a server for school help (windows server 2008)

I'm quite sure your instructor/teacher did not intend for anybody but you to do the final project for the year and nobody else.

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I just bought a Laptop from a Fleabay seller and Microsoft Security Essentials was installed on it by way of the Windows 7 operating system.Do you guys recommend that I remove the Microsoft Security Essentials and install Free Editions of Avg, Malwarebytes, SuperAntispyware, or do you feel that this Microsoft Security Essentials is all I need?   Feel free to post comments on how you voted and why I voted the way you did.Edit: Moved topic from General Security to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Microsoft Security Essentials VS Free Edtion Avg,Malwarebytes,SuperAntispyware

 I had no idea where to put this post. Thanks for the move Animal.

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I am getting this error....and a timer and windows shuts down after 1 minute.
I found an old thread that said to go to
start>run>type "shutdown -a" I did that, and it took away the timer.
In the previous thread it said to download HJT and post in the malware forum, but I cannot get to the HJT site It just keeps saying the connection to the server was reset (all of my other internet sites are working fine)
I have scanned with Avira, MalwareBytes, and Ad-Aware.
How can I get HJT so I can find out what is wrong?


A:Solved: Windows XP Media Center, Windows must restart because DCOM Server Process Lau

Sorry, you can ignore this one. I got HJT to work from another location listed on this board. I will review more info, in the malware forum and see what others have to say for the same error.

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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C) I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.

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I purchased 2 new Dell OptiPlex 3010 desktop computers that came with Windows 7 Professional operating system with SP1. There were no Microsoft updates installed yet. After I added one of these Dell computers to the Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, I was not able to download several items. Below are several examples:

1) I downloaded the Norton anti-virus installation file. This file is not the full installation of Norton; it is more of a file where you execute it and it will download the full installation from the Internet like from their Norton web site. So when I executed this installation file, it does not download the full installation files. It just hung at the screen saying “Downloading” and it will finally stop with an error (don’t remember the error message).

Note: If I have the full Norton installation file then I am able to install it on this computer with no problems.

2) I downloaded the Adobe Reader installation file. This file is not the full installation of Adobe Reader; it is more of a file where you execute it and it will download the full installation from the Internet like from their Adobe web site. So when I executed this installation file, it hung at the downloading part and then it will error out with a “Actionlist Not Found” message.

Note: If I have the full Adobe Reader installation file then I am able to install it on this computer with no problems.

3) I installed Microsoft Office 2010 Standard version on this computer. I configured... Read more

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Security Update for Microsoft Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2572073) keeps saying it needs to install even after it's installed several times. I've used Microsoft's Mr. Fixit? and it says it repaired the Windows Update component and the update still says it needs to be installed. Any ideas? J.R.

A:Security Update for Microsoft Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2572073)

Hi, J.R.
Are the updates listed in Add/Remove Programs? Make sure the box is checked to include updates.

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Hi everyone,

I have already downloaded the hotfixes (x32 & x64 platforms). My question is; Should I install the hotfix on W7 clients or in my 2008 R2 Servers?


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Hello All,

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit Edition installed and working fine on the following laptop

HP-Dv5 64-Bit Core2Duo
Nvidia Graphics Card.

It is the only operating system. I have two partitions in the laptop harddisk. Windows 7 Ultimate is obviously installed on the first partition (C). I have (D) almost empty and I can shrink or expand it based on the requirements.

Now I want to install Windows 2003 SR2 SP2 Server on the same laptop in Dual Boot Configuration.

I have read that installing a Windows Xp/2003 family operating system on a machine after intallation of Windows Vista/7 family operating system corrupts the boot sector and makes Windows 7 unbootable since both have different operating system files.

I know i should have installed Windows 2003 first and then Windows 7 to ensure a hassle free Windows 7/2003 dual boot system . However I want now to save the hassle and do the other way around.

Can anyone guide me with exact steps or to any other working guide which can ensure that both operating systems would live in harmony in the scenario i have described. Maybe someone with a similar experience can share the precautions and consequences.

Thanks for reading and helping in advance.

A:Windows 2003 Server installation in Dual Boot on already installed Windows 7 Laptop

Couple of things you can do after installing 2003.

Boot from the W7 dvd select repair my computer and do a startup repair, most of the time this fixes the bootloader for W7, but then 2003 may not boot now. So then you need to install a BCD editor software in W7 to get both of them booting properly.

If startup repair does not get W7 booting again, there are some commands you can do from the W7 recovery environment to get the job done, (boot from the W7 cd, select repair my computer, then command prompt)

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The Windows PowerShell 1.0 MUI Language Pack runs only on MUI versions of Windows, in which the Windows interface can be displayed in multiple languages. It displays the Windows PowerShell 1.0 interface in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. For detailed information, see Knowledge Base Article 926141.

The MUI Language Pack does not include the Windows PowerShell 1.0 program. If you are running a MUI version of Windows, first install an English-language version of Windows PowerShell 1.0 and then install the MUI Language Pack for Windows PowerShell 1.0. For information about the installation packages for the English-language versions of Windows PowerShell 1.0, see Knowledge Base article 926139.

Each version of Windows PowerShell 1.0 is associated with its own version-specific MUI language pack. The MUI interface works properly only when you have installed the same versions of the Windows PowerShell program and the MUI language pack. If you have any other versions of Windows PowerShell 1.0 on the computer, uninstall the MUI language pack and the other version of Windows PowerShell 1.0 before installing the new version and the new MUI language pack. For details, see Knowledge Base Article 926141.

You do not have to restart Windows after installing the MUI Language Pack for Windows PowerShell 1.0.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Requires... Read more

A:Windows PowerShell 1.0 Multilingual User Interface Package for Windows Server 2003

Same as above, but Multilingual User for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition


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I have a legacy Windows XP x86 machine that I am trying to migrate.  To do that I have mapped a number of shares on a Windows 10 x64 machine.  Most of them map normally.  However, when I try to map one of them I get:
Using a command line:
L:\>NET USE I: \\NYW10-0016\Install /PERSISTENT:YES
System error 1130 has occurred.
Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
Using mapping from File Explorer:
Windows Explorer
\\NYW10-0016\Install is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
The share shows up in my network places and I have been able to map it before to an XP machine.
The big difference between this share and others that I can map is that the share is a USB drive.  Again, please note that in the past I was able to map it.  Has something changed in Windows 10 to prevent mapping to a USB drive?

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This won't load for some reason and keeps popping up as an extremely important update and cant figure out why it wont install. Please help.
Thank you in advance!

A:Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Wi

Try temporarily disabling your antivirus application and if you have a third-party firewall installed, enable the Windows firewall temporarily but disable the third-party one.

This has solved the same problem for many other people according to what I've read elsewhere on other forums. Seems to be a common problem with Net Framework updates.

If this solves the problem and the update installs okay, you can re-enable your antivirus and third-party firewall, but remember to disable the Windows firewall as having two firewalls running together is not advisable.

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Hello everyone, I've looked around at other threads related to my issue, and I can't seem to find a correct answer.
I have a computer lab that I've recently installed a Windows 7 Enterprise image onto 35 Dell Optiplex computers (most are 380's, a few older 360's).
I created the image using MDT2010 and used one of the 380's as a reference.
All has been well for about a month or two but recently 6 computers are giving me Windows Update errors with the error code of 80080005.
I have a WSUS 3.0 SP2 server running, and all of my other computers seem to be getting their updates just fine.  WSUS has the problematic computers in it's database, but it shows that they haven't checked in for "x" days.
I have Avast 4.8 Professional installed, I have OpenDNS configured to block bad websites, ____, etc. and I also use an Untangle server to prevent access to bad websites.  I've ran a Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware scan on the affected computers, as well
as Windows Defender scan, and Windows Live OneCare scans, and all have found no malicious software.
I have also tried resetting the Windows update service as described here: as well as a script that supposedly does the same thing, but also resets all previous
update events, but I can't find the script source right now (I had ran it last week, and it didn't work).
I'm currently running a SFC /Scannow on one of the computers, and now it has finished.  It gives the... Read more

A:Windows Update Error 80080005 Windows 7 Client with WSUS 3.0 SP2 server

Alright, I re-attempted to run the "SFC /scannow" command under a Administrator Command Prompt window, and got this error:
"SFC /scannow error message: Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service"
I searched around a bit, and found a suggestion to check that the TrustedInstaller/Windows Module Installer is running.
When trying to start the Windows Module Installer, I get this error: 

Windows Modules Installer - Error 1450 Insufficient System Resources
What a fun problem this is turning out to be.  I'd like
to just re-image these computers, but I fear that it'll just happen again and I'm wondering why it's only a handful of computers that are affected, yet I have over 65 machines that were all installed from the same exact image.
I'll keep poking along trying to find something that fixes this darn issue.  If anybody comes up with any ideas, I'll gladly try them.  Thanks!
Just found this:
and I'm trying the suggestion to set the registry limit size to "no limit" (setting hex value of 0xfffffff) to see if it works.  If it gets the sfc to run, it might fix my windows update issue as well.
I have ArcGIS installed on 25 of the lab machines, and according to the link that I posted above, others have experienced problems after installing the ArcGIS software.  ... Read more

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Hi All,
After patching the updates of an existing Windows 8.1pro Client, I'm unable to connect to shared folder of Windows 2003 Server...But, you can connect by typing the IP of the Server....Eg: \\ but not by the Server \\Tac-Server...
Please note that the Windows update went smoothly without any error and now it's showing no more windows update but directly upgrade to Windows 10.
Can you please help me to sort out this issue.

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The Threats and Countermeasures Guide contains detailed information about relevant security settings that can be configured on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. This guide details the different threats, potential countermeasures, and the potential impact of configuring these settings
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Adobe Acrobat Reader



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I have 2 users 2 laptops both windows 7 Prof 64 bit - connecting to a Windows 2008 Server via Terminal Server, mainly one laptop gets an occasional black screen, when minimizing the session, working on the laptop and then goes back to the session it sometimes takes 30 sec to 2 min and then the user is back connected to the server like nothing happens, the other laptop has an occasional a black screen but not as much and does the same all day, minimizing working on the desktop going back to the remote session etc.
I had Dell Support look at all the settings on the server and everything looks fine.

The connection is not disconnected when it comes back up.

Any ideas what could cause this issue ?

Our ISP is Comcast

thanks for any feedback

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I have a Windows 7 Ultimate workstation which has data encrypted with BitLocker.  I want to move this data to a Windows 2012 R2 server.  Do I need to un-encrypt the data beforehand or can I just move the data over to the server?
The data currently resides in an SQL environment on the workstation.

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