Resources, Articles, Tricks, and Solutions in connection to Windows

XenApp Error 10060 - Fix it Now ?

This article covers method to fix XenApp Error 10060 for our customers. Users trying to launch the desktop enabling the "HDX Adaptive Transport" policy set to Diagnostic and it fails with an error: 'Unable to connect to the server. Contact your system administrator with the following error: There is no Citrix XenApp server configured on the specified address. (Socket Error 10060)'.

To fix this error, Ensure UDP 1494 and 2598 ports open on the VDA I connect back to the Citrix desktop, run CtxSession /v and receive confirmation that we are now using UDP 2598. This means that HDX Enlightened Data Transport is being used with Session Reliability. You can also check Director and note the protocol will be set as UDP.

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'http error 401.3 – unauthorized' in IIS - Fix it Now ?

This article covers methods to fix 'http error 401.3 – unauthorized' in IIS. This error appears when the user account under which the IIS service runs does not have the required permissions to access and serve web server content.

Assuming Anonymous Authentication is Enabled and the error message persists, edit the Anonymous Authentication setting. 

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Windows server 2016 vss error 12347 - Fix it Now ?

This article covers methods to resolve Windows server 2016 vss error 12347. Basically, 'Windows server 2016 vss error 12347' occurs when the Backup of Shadow Copy Component Fails. This usually happens when the registry Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) writer did not respond to a query from the VSS service.

To resolve this Windows error, simply Reboot the Server where the problem exists.

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Updating Group Policy Settings on Windows Domain Computers - How to do it?

This article covers how to update Group Policy Settings on Windows Domain Computers. Group Policy provides centralized management and configuration of operating systems, applications, and users' settings in an Active Directory environment. A set of Group Policy configurations is called a Group Policy Object (GPO).


To force a group policy update on a domain:

1. Right-click the selected OU, and click Group Policy Update.

2. Click Yes in the Force Group Policy update dialog box. This is the equivalent to running GPUpdate.exe /force from the command line.

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Configure Proxy Settings on Windows Using Group Policy

This article covers how to configure Proxy Settings on Windows using Group Policy. In earlier versions of Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) could be used to configure a subset of Internet Explorer settings in an environment using Group Policy. In Windows 8, the IEM settings were deprecated in favor of Group Policy Preferences, Administrative Templates (.admx), and the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10). 


To Configure proxy settings using Group Policy Management (To Create an Internet Explorer item):

  • Open the Group Policy Management Console. Right-click the Group Policy object (GPO) that should contain the new preference item, and then click Edit.
  • In the console tree under User Configuration, expand the Preferences folder, and then expand the Control Panel Settings folder.
  • Right-click the Internet Settings node, point to New, and select Internet Explorer 10.
  • In the New Internet Explorer 10 Properties dialog box, enter the Internet options for Group Policy to configure.
  • Click the Common tab, configure any options, and then type your comments in the Description box.
  • Click OK.
  • The new preference item appears in the details pane.

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Securing RDP Connections with Trusted SSL/TLS Certificates

This article covers how to secure RDP Connections with Trusted SSL/TLS Certificates. 


To Check What Certificate RDP Is Using

You can check the thumbprint of the certificate the server is using. Windows Key+R > Regedit {Enter} > Navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
> SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Terminal Server > WinStations > TemplateCertificate

You can check this with the actual Certificate> Windows Key+R > mmc {enter} > File > Add/Remove Snap-in > Certificates > Local Computer > Open Certificates > Personal > Certificates > Locate the certificate you ‘Think’ RDP is using and you can compare its thumbprint with the registry key.

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Time Based Temporary Group Membership in Active Directory on Windows

Basically, Temporary Group Membership (Time Based) is the version of Active Directory in Windows Server 2016 introduces an interesting feature that allows you to temporarily add a user to an AD security group. In order to use the Temporary Group Membership, you need to enable the Privileged Access Management Feature in your Active Directory forest. Like with AD Recycle Bin (which allows you to recover deleted objects), you cannot disable PAM after it has been enabled.

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Saved RDP Credentials Didn't Work in Windows - Fix it Now ?

This article covers how to resolve Saved RDP Credentials Didn't Work in Windows. Using a saved RDP credentials, the user doesn't need to enter the password each time to connect to the Remote Desktop. Basically, despite the fact that the RDP connection password is saved in the Credentials Manager, the system will not use it requiring the user to prompt the password.


To fix remote desktop credentials:

The credentials for the Windows Remote Desktop connection do not change automatically. 

The Network Adapter Troubleshooter will help check the flaws with the network (if any) and correct the same. 

  • Go to Start > Settings > Updates & Security > Troubleshoot. 
  • Select the Network Adapter Troubleshooter from the list.


To fix your credentials could not be verified on Windows:

  • Disable Microsoft Hello in Start->Settings->Accounts->Sign-in option or in local group policy.
  • Then restart the machine.
  • Log on with local admin account.
  • Re-enable the Windows Hello feature.
  • Configure the Pin as you need.

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Use gMSA in Active Directory to launch services and tasks

This article covers how to use gMSA in Active Directory. When a gMSA is used as service principals, the Windows operating system manages the password for the account instead of relying on the administrator to manage the password. Group Managed Service Accounts (gMSAs) provide a higher security option for non-interactive applications/services/processes/tasks that run automatically but need a security credential.


The Install-ADServiceAccount cmdlet installs an existing Active Directory managed service account on the computer on which the cmdlet is run. The cmdlet also makes the required changes locally so that the managed service account password can be managed without requiring any user action.

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Setting remote desktop drain mode on a Windows Server RDS host

This article covers how to set remote desktop drain mode on a Windows Server RDS host. Basically, setting remote desktop drain mode on a Windows Server RDS host can be easily performed with PowerShell. The Drain Mode is used when a server administrator needs to maintain a server (install Windows updates, configure or update apps) without affecting the availability of the entire RDS farm. 

When you set the RDS host in drain mode state, the RDS host can no longer accept new connections but existing sessions continue working until users log out. You can monitor the status of the RDS host in Horizon Administrator.


To remove a Remote Desktop Session Host (Uninstall the RD Session Host Role Service) :

  • Open Server Manager.
  • In the left pane, expand Roles.
  • Right-click Remote Desktop Services, and then click Remove Role Services.
  • On the Select Role Services page, clear the Remote Desktop Session Host check box, and then click Next.
  • On the Confirm Removal Selections page, click Remove.

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IIS Manager: Could not connect to the specified computer - Fix it Now ?

This article covers methods to resolve the IIS Manager error "Could not connect to the specified computer". 


To install and configure Microsoft Windows Internet Information Services:

  • Select: Manage / Add Roles and Features.
  • Select "Next" until you get to Server Roles. Scroll down and open Web Server (IIS) / Management Tools.
  • Select "Management Service".
  • Select "Next" and "Install".
  • Once installation completes, open services. If you already had services open, use refresh to add it to your list. Scroll down to Web Management Service. You will notice it is installed, but not started. It is also set to manual, so it will not start on reboot either. You need to change both of these so the service will run now and will run anytime the server is rebooted. Open the properties.
  • Change the Startup type to "Automatic". Do not start the service yet as you will not be able to configure the service while it is running.
  • Launch IIS, open Management Service.
  • Configure the Web Management Service, then apply your changes and start the service.


How to configure Microsoft IIS ?

  • Enable remote management.
  • Use windows credentials only.
  • Deny access to all except your approved IP addresses.  Use IP address ranges only when you control the entire range.
  • Use your server’s certificate if you have one configured. (Optional).
  • Change the port from the default to something else if the server is accessible from the Internet. (Optional).
  • Now you will be able to remotely manage IIS from any IP address you granted access.

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Windows Cannot Find Microsoft Software License Terms - Fix it Now ?

This article covers methods to fix Windows error, Cannot Find Microsoft Software License Terms. Basically, this error happens when trying to perform a clean install of Windows Server 2016 on a new Hyper-V virtual machine. A common cause for Windows cannot find the Microsoft license software terms can be your BIOS. Sometimes certain BIOS settings can interfere with your system and prevent Windows from installing.


To fix this Windows issue, users are suggesting entering BIOS and restore the default settings.

This is fairly simple to do, but if you don't know how to do it properly, we advise you to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions. 

After restoring the default settings, try to install Windows again.


Another method to fix Windows cannot find the Microsoft license software terms message, is to,

Disconnect the installation media during the installation:

Follow the installation steps until you reach the Install Now screen.

Disconnect your installation media and click the Install Now button.

Continue the installation as you would do normally.

Once the setup is ready to start copying files, it will ask you to reconnect your installation media, so be sure to do so.

After you connect the installation media, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

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Enable ABE on Windows Server - How to do it ?

This article covers how to Enable ABE on Windows Server. By default, when a user opens some shared network folder, SMB displays a full list of files and folders on it. Of course, it happens only if the user has permission to access the share. Access Based Enumeration (ABE) allows hiding the specific files and folders for a user who don’t have access permission.

Access Based Enumeration is available on the Windows platform since Windows Server 2003 SP1, and helps to prevent users from seeing files and folders.

ABE is enabled for each folder individually. To configure ABE, open Server Manager console, and select role File and Storage Services.


Main ABE features:

1. ABE controls only the list of the contents in a shared folder. It does not hide the list of shared folders from the users. Therefore, when a user connects to the server, he will see all shared folders. If you need to create a hidden share, you can simply add the character $ to its name, for example, ShareName$;

2. ABE doesn't work when the user logged locally or when connecting via RDP;

3. Members of the local Administrators group always see the full list of the folder contents.

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Windows Update Stuck At "Downloading 0%" On Server 2016 – Fix it Now ?

This article covers different methods of fixing Windows 10 Update not working, stuck at downloading 0%. 


To fix this Windows stuck at downloading 0% error:

  • Delete the deployment package.
  • Delete the software update group if exists.
  • Download once again the update and create a new software update group.
  • Create a new deployment package and distribute the content.
  • Refresh the SCCM policy on your SCCM clients.
  • Wait a few minutes and confirm if the Windows Update is installed.

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Active Directory Temporary Group Membership on Windows Server 2016

This article covers how to implement  Active Directory Temporary Group Membership on Windows Server 2016. Temporary Group Membership is a new feature that appeared in Windows Server 2016 and is a part of the Privileged Access Management (PAM) functionality.


By default, PAM is not active and the first thing you need to do is turn it on. You can do this with the PowerShell cmdlet Enable-ADOptionalFeature. For example, to enable PAM in domain contoso.com, run the following command with domain administrator privileges:

Enable-ADOptionalFeature -Identity ″Privileged Access Management Feature″ -Scope ForestOrConfigurationSet -Target ″contoso.com″

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The RPC server is unavailable – Fix it Now ?

This article covers methods to resolve RPC server error. To prevent the problem from reoccurring, check your firewall settings to see whether RPC data traffic is being blocked. If you use a third-party firewall, check the appropriate settings. If you use the Windows firewall, open the Control Panel and search for 'Windows Firewall". In the "Remote" tab, under "Remote Assistance", all of the boxes should be checked.


How to fix the RPC server error ?

Fortunately, the error can be resolved easily and quickly. You just need to restart the service.

  • From the Start menu (Windows symbol) open the Control Panel.
  • Select "Administrative Tools" and then "Services". Alternatively, you can enter "Services" in the search bar.
  • Find "DCOM Server Process Launcher" in the list and double-click to open it.
  • You are now in the configuration menu for the RPC server. Ideally, the "Startup type" should be set to "Automatic" and the "Service status" should show "Running". If this is not the case, set the "Startup type" to "Automatic" and click the "Start" button under "Service status". Click "OK" to confirm.
  • Now close any programs you have running and restart your computer.

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Hardening Windows Using Microsoft Security Baseline

This article covers Hardening Windows Using Microsoft Security Baseline.

Every organization faces security threats. However, the types of security threats that are of most concern to one organization can be completely different from another organization. For example, an e-commerce company may focus on protecting its Internet-facing web apps, while a hospital may focus on protecting confidential patient information.

The one thing that all organizations have in common is a need to keep their apps and devices secure. These devices must be compliant with the security standards (or security baselines) defined by the organization.

A security baseline is a group of Microsoft-recommended configuration settings that explains their security impact. These settings are based on feedback from Microsoft security engineering teams, product groups, partners, and customers.


How can you use security baselines?

You can use security baselines to:

1. Ensure that user and device configuration settings are compliant with the baseline.

2. Set configuration settings. For example, you can use Group Policy, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, or Microsoft Intune to configure a device with the setting values specified in the baseline.

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Configure RDS User Profile Disks on Windows

This article covers method to configure and use User Profile Disks on a server with Remote Desktop Services role running on Windows Server 2012 / 2012 R2 / 2016.

In a single RDS collection, there can exist only one VHDX profile file for one user. If a user connects to the resources from two different collections, a separate profile disk should be created for each of them.

Also note that the UPD drive is bound to the RDS server Windows OS version. You can’t transfer (use) an UPD user profile from an RDS server from one version of Windows Server to another.


To Setup & Enable RDS User Profile Disks:

1. Create a shared network location for the disks.

2. Launch SERVER MANAGER.

3. Expand REMOTE DESKTOP SERVICES > COLLECTIONS.

4. Click on your Collection.

5. Click TASKS > EDIT PROPERTIES (top right corner).

6. Click USER PROFILE DISKS (bottom of the menu on the left).

7. Click ENABLE USER PROFILE DISKS.

8. Set the location to what you created in step 1

i.e. \\YourServerNameHere\UserProfileDisks$

9. Set the maximum size of those disks.

10. Scroll down and set what you want to have stored on those VHD's.


How to Resize User Profile Disks Using PowerShell ?

You can extend the virtual vhdx drive with the user's UPD profile using the PowerShell cmdlet Resize-VirtualDisk from the Hyper-V module:

Net use U: \\rdvh1\DemoLabOficeApps
Resize-VHD -Path u:\UVHD-<SID>.vhdx -SizeBytes 40GB
Net use U: /delete

If you want to run the Resize-VHD cmdlet from a desktop with Windows 10, you must install the feature Hyper-V -> Hyper-V Platform -> Hyper-V Services.

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Set-ADUser Modify Active Directory Users with PowerShell - Do it now ?

This article covers how to use Set-ADUser Modify Active Directory Users with PowerShell.

Basically, the Set-ADUser cmdlet is part of the Active Directory module for Windows PowerShell.


The Identity parameter specifies the Active Directory user to modify. 

You can identify a user by its distinguished name, GUID, security identifier (SID), or Security Account Manager (SAM) account name. 

You can also set the Identity parameter to an object variable such as $<localUserObject>, or you can pass an object through the pipeline to the Identity parameter.

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Clean Up and Compress WinSxS Folder on Windows Server / Windows 10 - Do it Now ?

This article covers methods to Clean Up and Compress WinSxS Folder on Windows Server/Windows 10. 

WinSxS folder in Windows is the reasons of its constant growth and ways to clean up it. 

The C:\Windows\WinSxS directory is the repository of Windows components. This directory contains DLLs, binary and XML files necessary for installation and operation of various Windows roles or features.

When installing the Windows updates (usually this happens every month), the new version of the updated component is installed on the system, while the old one is saved to the WinSxS folder (it is necessary to provide compatibility and make it possible to rollback to the previous versions of the components when you uninstall the Windows update).


To clean up the WinSxS folder on Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016/2019:

1. Optimize the component store and remove old versions of Windows component files left after installing Windows updates;

2. Features on Demand – allows you to remove unused Windows components from the disk;

3. Enable NTFS compression on the WinSxS folder – a way to reduce the size of the WinSxS directory using the built-in compression of the NTFS file system.


How to Check the Actual Size of WinSxS Folder on Windows 10?

The easiest way to get the current size of the WinSxS folder on Windows is to open the properties of the %windir%\WinSxS folder in File Explorer (or use a PowerShell script). 

You can find out the real size of the WinSxS folder on disk using the du tool from Sysinternals:

du -v c:\windows\winSXS

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Mapped Network Drives Not Showing in Elevated Programs

This article covers methods to fix 'Mapped Network Drives Not Showing in Elevated Programs' issue for our customers.
When UAC is enabled, the system creates two logon sessions at user logon. Both logon sessions are linked to one another.
One session represents the user during an elevated session, and the other session where you run under least user rights.
When drive mappings are created, the system creates symbolic link objects (DosDevices) that associate the drive letters to the UNC paths.
These objects are specific for a logon session and are not shared between logon sessions.
When the UAC policy is configured to Prompt for credentials, a new logon session is created in addition to the existing two linked logon sessions.

To resolve this Windows issue:

1. In Local Group Policy Editor, locate the following Group Policy path:

Local Computer Policy\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options

2. Configure the following policy to Prompt for consent: User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode


Note:
The EnableLinkedConnections registry entry forces the symbolic links to be written to both linked logon sessions that are created, when UAC is enabled.

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Can't move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can't be redirected

This article covers Steps to resolve Windows error, Can't move the folder because there is a folder in the same location that can't be redirected.


To resolve this error, try the following:

1. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows logo+R then type "regedit". Press Enter.
2. Now head to this address:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders

3. Locate a personal folder at the right panel that is displaying the error and double-click on it.
4. Replace the current value data with the corresponding Default Value in the below list:

Desktop - %USERPROFILE%\Desktop 
Favorites - %USERPROFILE%\Favorites 
Music - %USERPROFILE%\Music 
Pictures - %USERPROFILE%\Pictures 
Videos - %USERPROFILE%\Videos 
Documents - %USERPROFILE%\Documents 
Downloads - %USERPROFILE%\Downloads

Note the Corresponding registry key for the Downloads folder.
5. Click Ok to save the changes, close Registry Editor and restart the computer.


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Outlook error "We Couldn't Create The Outlook Data File" - Fix it Now ?

This article covers different methods to fix the Outlook error 'We Couldn't Create The Outlook Data File'.

Main Causes of 'We couldn't create Outlook Data File' error:

This error is fairly well known among Outlook users, so people have found possible causes that led to this error happening.
1. Gmail account: The error seems to only occur when you’re trying to add a Gmail account to Outlook. The exact cause of this is unknown, however, it might have something to do with Gmail’s security options.
2. Outlook bug: A common cause of this issue is a bug within Outlook itself. The bug prevents you from adding an email account via the Add account option.
3. Simplified Account Creation Wizard: This is a relatively new Outlook feature. Generally, whenever a new feature is added to an application, it's bound to cause errors and bugs.

How to Remove Outlook Write Protection from a Hard Disk ?

One of the easiest ways of removing write protection from a disk is by using the Diskpart utility:
1. Hold the Windows and R keys down on your keyboard at the same time.
2. Type in diskpart and press OK.
3. Type in the following command and press Enter after each one:
i. list disk
ii. select disk (number)
iii. For example, if your Drive 1 is protected, you're going to type in select disk 1.
    attributes disk clear read-only
4. Once the Diskpart utility finished clearing the Read-only protection, you can type in exit and hit Enter to close the command prompt.

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DISM Error 0x800f0906 "The source file could not be downloaded"

This article covers methods to fix DISM Error 0x800f0906. Basically, the failure of the DISM command-line utility will lead us to the DISM Error 0x800f0906.
The DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) command-line utility is an incredibly nifty little tool that can be used to service and repair a Windows installation.
The DISM.exe command failing can be a pretty significant issue, especially if this happens when you desperately need the utility to work its magic.
When the DISM command-line tool fails with error code 0x800f0906, the accompanying error message either states that the source files could not be downloaded or that the files required to repair the store could not be found.

To resolve DISM Error 0x800f0906:

Uninstall the KB3022345 Update
1. Press the Windows key on your keyboard to open the Start menu, and either click Control Panel, or type in Control Panel and open the result, depending on which version of Windows you’re using.
2. Switch to Icons view, in the top right corner of Control Panel, and open Programs and Features from the list.
3. On the left side, click on the View installed updates
4. You will see a search box in the top right corner, type KB3022345 to find the update with less effort.
5. When you've found it, right-click it, and choose
6. Once everything is done, reboot your device.

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Can't read from the source file or disk - Fix it Now ?

This article covers how to fix "can't read from the source file or disk" error.
Basically, this error triggers when trying to copy certain files to or from an external hard disk.
Many users have reported that they got "Can't read from the source file or disk" error message while copying, deleting or moving files from one location to another.

To fix Error Message: Can't read from the source file or disk:
1. Restart the PC
If you can't read from the source file or disk while copying in Windows 10, and this happens for the first time, try restarting the computer (do not turn off and on, just restart).
Rebooting helps the computer deal with such errors on its own and returns it to an adequate working state.
2. Check the file name
Changing the file name is justified when the file was created in one OS, and its use occurs in another. You may not be able to read from the source file or disk while deleting after using this file on the command line. If this is your situation, be sure to rename the file properly and restart the computer after that.
3. Try to open the file on another PC
Try to do the same as in method 2, but on another PC. Better yet, if it will be a completely different OS (for example, you have Windows installed, then look for a computer with a Mac, etc.).
This will help get rid of any conflicts between the file and the computer, which can happen quite often.
4. Use chkdsk to fix bad sectors
The free chkdsk utility usually handles such errors with ease.

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The source file names are larger than is supported by the file system

This article covers methods to resolve Windows error "The source file names are larger than is supported by the file system". Most Windows users encounter this issue when trying to copy or delete a file on the computer and they may receive an error message saying Source Path Too Long with the explanation of the source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system.


This Windows error error happens mainly because one or more files that are kept in a series of subfolders that have long names, but Windows only allows 258 characters at most in the folder path subfolder.
This will prevent you from moving the files or folders that are saved in this folder.

To fix this windows error, try the following:

Delete the File/Folder by Bypassing the Recycle Bin
You know that when you delete files from your computer, these files will be first moved to the Recycle Bin and they will stay there until you delete them permanently.
i. Click on the file or folder that is bothered by the Source Path Too Long error.
ii. Press the SHIFT and Delete buttons at the same time to permanently delete the file or folder.

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Disk full due to large System Volume Information Folder on Windows

This article covers how to access System Volume Information Folder and clear up the disk space.
Basically, the disk full warning in windows can also happen due to the large System Volume Information Folder.

What is System Volume Information Folder in Windows?

1. WindowsImageBackup —system restore points on desktop Windows versions or System State backups made using Windows Server Backup (wbadmin) in server OSs;
2. The contents of Indexing Service database used for fast file search (including Outlook search);
3. Distributed Link Tracking Service database;
4. Disk snapshots made by Volume Shadow Copy, which can be used to recover older versions of files. For each snapshot, a separate file is created with a long ID as a name;shadow copy files on system volume information folder
5. NTFS disk quota settings;
6. Base and chunks of the Data Deduplication service;
7. DFS Replication database (dfsr.db);
8. WPSettings.dat file – created by the storage service (StorSvc);
9. The USB drives will also store an IndexerVolumeGuid file that defines the unique disk label used by the Windows Search service;
10. AppxProgramDataStaging, AppxStaging – Windows UWP app backups (it can be used for recovery after removal).

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Make Sure the File is an NTFS Volume and isn't in a Compressed Folder or Volume

This article covers methods to resolve Windows error "Make Sure the File is an NTFS Volume and isn't in a Compressed Folder or Volume" for our customers.
The first thing you should do to isolate the error is to change the path of the downloaded ISO file.
Sometimes, the error is triggered by the address of the ISO file for some reason in which case moving the file to another drive solves the problem.
Therefore, try changing the volume in which the ISO file is stored to fix your error.

Causes of this Windows error:

This error is not something new, however, there was a certain thing that made it trigger the most.

Following are the factors that usually cause it —


1. Windows 10 security update.

For most of the users, the error came into being after the release of KB4019472 Windows 10 update which happened to be a security update. This update made the error emerge for most of the users.


2. Location of ISO file.

In some cases, the error can be due to the location or path of the downloaded ISO file. In such a scenario, you will have to change the location.

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Windows Server error, You don't currently have permission to access this folder - Fix it now ?

This article covers methods to fix the 'You Don't Currently Have Permission to Access This Folder' issue for our customers.
If you happen to meet "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" issue when you are opening a folder, do not worry. You can fix the problem with the  effective tips here.

To remove the folder access error:

1. Gain Access by Allowing Everyone
i. Right-click on the folder that you're unable to access and select "Properties".
ii. Click on "Security" tab and under Group or user names click on "Edit".
iii. Click on "Add" and type everyone. Click on "Check names" and then click "OK".
iv. Select "Everyone". Under "Allow", select "Full control" and click on "Apply" and click "Ok".

2. Change the Ownership of the File/Folder
You can also try to change the ownership of the file or folder to troubleshoot "You Don't Currently Have Permission to Access This Folder" issue on Windows 10/8/7.
i. Right-click on the folder to navigate to "Properties".
ii. Go to the "group or username" section on the "Security" tab.
iii. Click on "Advanced", and then "Change".
iv. Type your account name. Click on "Check names" > "OK".
v. Check "Replace owner on sub containers and objects" > "OK".

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Cannot Copy and Paste via RDP - How to fix this Windows issue

This article covers how to Allow/Prevent Copy and Paste via RDP Clipboard on Windows. Copy and paste is an essential function that should ideally work every day without fail. You can resolve this Windows issue by restarting the rdpclip.exe program in the remote computer.

Also, you can log off the remote user and then log back on on Windows.

Once the rdpclip.exe is relaunched, you should be able to copy paste using clipboard from the local computer to the remote computer. 


In order to fix the copy and paste issue in Windows, you need to end the rdpclicp.exe process and then restart it:

To do this;

1. Press Ctrl + Shift + ESC to start Task Manager.

2. Go to the "Details" tab.

3. Right-click the "rdpclip.exe" process.

4. Select "End task".

5. Go to Windows/system32 folder.

6. Look for "rdpclip.exe" and run it.

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Enable Built-in Administrator Account on Windows 10 - How to implement this

This article covers an easy way to activate the administrator account is from the command prompt with elevated privileges. Windows 10 includes a built-in Administrator account that, by default, is hidden and disabled for security reasons. Sometimes, you need to perform a bit of Windows management or troubleshooting or make changes to your account that requires administrator access.

Windows 10 administrator default password will not be required, alternatively you can enter password for local account and sign in.


To know if I have the built-in Administrator account in Windows 10:

1. Right-click the name (or icon, depending on the version Windows 10) of the current account, located at the top left part of the Start Menu, then click on Change account settings. 

2. The Settings window will pop up and under the name of the account if you see the word "Administrator" then it is an Administrator account.


To reset the built-in Administrator account in Windows 10:

1. Boot from Windows 10 bootable CD/DVD or USB.

2. When the install now screen shows up click on Repair your computer > Advanced Options >Troubleshoot > Command Prompt.

3. Once you can boot into the command prompt, type "net user administrator /active:yes".


To enable hidden administrator:

1. Go to Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options. 

2. The policy Accounts: Administrator account status determines whether the local Administrator account is enabled or not. 

3. Check the "Security Setting" to see if it is disabled or enabled. 

4. Double-click on the policy and select "Enabled" to enable the account.

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This App Has Been Blocked for Your Protection on Windows - Fix it now

This article covers methods to fix the 'This App Has Been Blocked for Your Protection on Windows' error. Windows Defender SmartScreen acts as a sort of guard dog while you use Windows 10.

It will block you from opening some apps if they come from an unknown place or are created by an unknown publisher. 

Some apps really are harmful and really will get you in a mess. Only go around the Windows 10 app block if you know for sure that the file is safe.


To unblock an app that is blocked by the administrator:

1. Locate the file, right-click it, and select "Properties" from the contextual menu. 

2. Now, find the "Security" section in the General tab and check the checkbox next to "Unblock" - this should mark the file as safe and let you install it. 

3. Click "Apply" to save the changes and try to launch the installation file again.


To Unblock Programs In Windows Defender Firewall:

1. Select the “Start” button, then type “Firewall“.

2. Select the “Windows Defender Firewall” option.

3. Choose the "Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall" option in the left pane.


To install a program that is blocked by administrator:

1. Disable Windows SmartScreen.

2. Execute the file via Command Prompt.

3. Install the app using the hidden administrator account.

4. Temporarily disable your antivirus program.

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Run Scripts on Remote Computers – Implementing with PowerShell Remoting

This article covers how to Run Scripts on Remote Computers. You can run commands on one or hundreds of computers with a single PowerShell command. Windows PowerShell supports remote computing by using various technologies, including WMI, RPC, and WS-Management.

PowerShell Core supports WMI, WS-Management, and SSH remoting. In PowerShell 6, RPC is no longer supported. In PowerShell 7 and above, RPC is supported only in Windows.


Windows PowerShell Remoting

Using the WS-Management protocol, Windows PowerShell remoting lets you run any Windows PowerShell command on one or more remote computers. 

You can establish persistent connections, start interactive sessions, and run scripts on remote computers.

To use Windows PowerShell remoting, the remote computer must be configured for remote management.

Once you have configured Windows PowerShell remoting, many remoting strategies are available to you.


How to Start an Interactive Session ?

To start an interactive session with a single remote computer, use the Enter-PSSession cmdlet. 

For example, to start an interactive session with the Server01 remote computer, type:

Enter-PSSession Server01

The command prompt changes to display the name of the remote computer. 

Any commands that you type at the prompt run on the remote computer and the results are displayed on the local computer.

To end the interactive session, type:

Exit-PSSession

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Automatically Log in to Windows without Password - How to get this done

This article covers methods to automatically log in to Windows without password.

Here, you can disable password login on Windows 10 and boot the computer directly to the user’s desktop. In order to temporarily disable automatic logon in Windows and manually specify the user credentials under which you need to sign in, you must hold down the Shift key while Windows is booting.


CMD is the official and tricky way to bypass Windows 10 admin password. In this process, you will need a Windows Installation disk and If you don't have the same, then you can create a bootable USB drive consisting of Windows 10. Also, you need to disable UEFI secure boot option from the BIOS settings.


To Disable Windows 10 Login Password via the User Account Settings:

1. Press Win+R;

2. In the Run dialog box, enter netplwiz or control userpasswords2 command;

3. In the next window with the list of local user accounts, uncheck the option “User must enter a username and password to use this computer” and save changes (OK);


To Automatically log in to your Windows 10 PC:

1. Open the Run command box (Start > All apps > Windows System > Run or press Windows key + R).

2. A User Accounts window will open.

3. A new window labeled Automatically sign in will pop up.

4. Your computer will now bypass the log-in page when you turn on your PC, but it will not bypass the login page when you unlock your PC.

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Steps to Run Program without Admin Privileges and to Bypass UAC Prompt

This article covers how to run a program without admin privileges. The trick to bypass UAC is to create a scheduled task (with highest privileges) for each program that you want to run, and then invoke the scheduled task item manually using schtasks.exe .

UAC helps keep your computer secure. If you reflexively disable UAC when setting up a computer, you should give it another try – UAC and the Windows software ecosystem have come a long way from when UAC was introduced with Windows Vista.


To  Eliminate UAC Prompts for Specific Applications:

1. In Task Scheduler, right-click "Task Scheduler Library" and select "New Folder" Name it whatever you would like.

2. Select the new folder and click "Create Task" (not "Create Basic Task")

3. Name the task something descriptive. ...

4. Under the Actions tab, select "Start a program" in the Action dropdown if it isn't already.


To bypass UAC administrator password:

1. Right-click Start button at left lower corner of PC, select Control Panel.

2. Click User Accounts and family Safety.

3. Click User Accounts.

4. Click Change your account type.

5. Enter Admin password and click Yes to continue.

6. Select Administrator as your new account type, and click Change Account Type.

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Unlock a file locked by any process or system - Do it now

This article covers how to unlock a file locked by any process or system. 

If everything goes correctly, you will fix this Windows problem without killing the process and – more importantly – without having to reboot the system.


To unlock a locked file in Windows 10?

1. Type the name of the locked file in the field, and click the Search button. 

2. Select the file from the search result. 

3. Behind the search window, in "Process Explorer," right-click the locked file, and select Close Handle to unlock it.


To Open a Locked File When Another Program Is Using It:

1. Close The Program That Is Using The Locked File.

2. Kill The Program Process Using Task Manager.

3. Turn Off The Preview Pane In File Explorer.

4. Toggle The Folder Process In File Explorer.

5. Launch & Close The Locked File.

6. Restart Your Windows Computer.

7. Use Command Prompt To Delete The File.

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An error occurred while reconnecting - Fix this Windows error now

This article covers methods to resolve fix 'An error occurred while reconnecting' Windows error. 


Causes for 'The Local Device Name is already in Use' Error on Windows:

1. Drive mapping has gone wrong – The process of network drive mapping can sometimes produce problems like this one when it comes to drive letters.

2. Some drive letters are unassigned – Some drives may have incorrect or even missing drive letters which causes this error to appear.

3. File and Printer Sharing is disabled – If this option is disabled in any firewall you might be using, networking becomes difficult and full of errors.

4. No space on the server – Users have reported that they had to free up at least a couple of gigabytes on the root drive of the network’s server to get rid of the problem.


To fix 'The Local Device Name is already in Use' Error on Windows:

Remap the Drive Using Command Prompt

Remapping the network drive is the official solution recommended by Microsoft for users facing this problem. However, it has worked for many users and it has become one of the most used methods for this problem. 

Check out the steps to implement this;

1. Search for “Command Prompt” either right in the Start menu or by tapping the search button right next to it. Right-click on the first result which will appear at the top and select the “Run as administrator” option.

2. Users who are using an older version of Windows can use the Windows Logo Key + R key combination in order to bring up the Run dialog box. Type in “cmd” in the box and use the Ctrl + Shift + Enter key combination in order to run Command Prompt as an administrator.

3. Copy and paste the command shown below and make sure you click the Enter key on your keyboard.

net use * /delete

4. After you see that the operation is completed successfully, run the following command:

net use Z: \\server\share /user:username password

5. Make sure you replace the username and password placeholders with the correct username and password. Check to see if the problem is resolved!

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Your system requires smb2 or higher Windows error - Fix it now

This article covers how to fix the Windows error 'Your system requires smb2 or higher'. SMB1 protocol is vulnerable and your system will give you a warning message saying that it requires SMB2. 

Most Windows 10 users reported Your system requires SMB2 or higher error message on their PC. 

SMB stands for Server Message Block, and it's a protocol for sharing files. The protocol has two versions, the SMB1, and the SMB2, and while both can be used, the latter is the more secure one.


To enable SMB2 on Windows 10:

Check if your system can install SMB2

1. Start PowerShell as administrator. Press the Windows Key+ X and select PowerShell (Admin).

2.Type Get-SmbServerConfiguration | Select EnableSMB2Protocol in the command prompt of the Window PowerShell and press Enter.

3. If your system can run SMB2 protocol, type windows features in the Search box and select Turn Windows features on or off.

4. Once the Windows Features window opens, check SMB1/CIFS File Sharing Support option and hit OK.

5. Restart your PC and check if the problem with SMB2 is resolved.


To enable SMB2 on Windows 10 using Powershell:

1. Start PowerShell as administrator. We already showed you how to do that in our previous solution.

2. Enter Set-SmbServerConfiguration –EnableSMB2Protocol $true and press Enter.

3. Press Y to confirm.

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Windows Update Error 0x80240440 - Fix it now

This article covers how to fix Windows Update Error 0x80240440. 


To fix Windows Update error 0x80240440:

1. Click Start and start typing on your keyboard for "services.msc"

2. In your search results "services.msc" should show up. Open it with a click.

3. A new windows will open containing all Windows services on your system.

Search for "Windows Update"

5. Right-click the "Windows Update" and then click Stop.


Also, you can clean the Windows Update temporary cache folder:

1. Hold your windows-key pressed and hit "R" key simultanous.

2. A small new windows will appear.

3. Type %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore in this new window and click OK.

4. This will open Windows Explorer on the correct location.

5. Delete all contents of this folder. (Hint: Use Ctrl + A to select all files and folders).


Eventually, you can start the Windows Update Service again:

1. Switch back to the windows Services.

2. Locate Windows Update.

3. Right-click on it and choose Start.

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Windows update error 0x800f0805 - Fix it now

This article covers methods to resolve windows update error 0x800f0805. 

Windows update error #0x800f0805 indicates that the Windows edition was not detected. Check that the specified image is a valid Windows operating system image. All you need to do is restart your computer and try to activate it again, and it should work.


Causes of #error 0x800f0805 in Windows Update:

1. Bugs in update delivery to your system – This means that there is no fault in your system, instead, the Microsoft servers are experiencing issues.

2. Corrupted Windows files


Methods to fix the #Windows error 0x800f0805:

1. Using Windows Troubleshooter 

This built-in feature can automatically identify and apply fixes to issues on your device.

2. Manually downloading and installing the update

We can use the official Microsoft Update Catalog to download and install system updates manually.

3. Using System File Checker (SFC)

4. Using DISM

We recommend using a DISM scan after using SFC.

5. Resetting Windows Update components

This method will reset the Windows Update.

6. Reset your PC

If none of the above methods worked, you can freshly reinstall your OS without losing any files or settings by using 'Reset this PC' feature.

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Windows update error 0xC190012E - Fix it now

This article covers methods to resolve Windows update error 0xC190012E.

This error generally happens when the user either tries to update their Windows operating system to Windows 10 v 1903 or when upgrading Windows 10 from insider preview for security reasons.


What triggers Windows Update Error 0xC190012E?

If the Windows Update is continuously failing to search for the Updates or are unable to install them due to error 0xc190012e then here is the problem that causing this error.

1. Missing Registry

2. No Internet accesses

3. An issue in Windows update service

4. Corrupt system files

5. Misconfiguration

6. Virus or Malware attack

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Broken trust relationship between workstation and domain - Fix it now

This article covers tips to fix the 'broken trust relationship between workstation and domain' problem.

The underlying problem when this error is seen is that the machine you are trying to access can no longer communicate securely with the Active Directory domain to which it is joined.


Method to fix The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed Windows issue:

To resolve this issue, remove the computer from the domain, and then connect the computer to the domain.

1. Use a local administrator account to log on to the computer.

2. Select Start, press and hold (or right-click) Computer > Properties.

3. Select Change settings next to the computer name.

4. On the Computer Name tab, select Change.

5. Under the Member of heading, select Workgroup, type a workgroup name, and then select OK.

6. When you are prompted to restart the computer, select OK.

7. On the Computer Name tab, select Change again.

8. Under the Member of heading, select Domain, and then type the domain name.

9. Select OK, and then type the credentials of the user who has permissions in the domain.

10. When you are prompted to restart the computer, select OK.

11. Restart the computer.

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Code 9c57 Windows Update Error - Fix it now

This article covers fix the Code 9c57 Windows Update Error. Error Code 9c57 generally corresponds to a failed installation of Internet Explorer 11. In addition to that, the KB 2882822 update requires validation of genuine Windows installed on the system, so you may visit the link referred in the third question and check if your Windows requires activation.


What is 'Error code 9c57' in Windows Update?

Windows Update error 9c57 is an error that may occur when you are trying to install “Windows IE9 in Windows 7 for x64 Based System” update.


How can you fix ‘Error code 9c57’ in Windows Update?

Some of the common fixes include:

1. Manually installing Internet Explorer

2. Deleting SoftwareDistribution and running DISM command and sfc/ scannow command


Causes of Windows Update Error 9C57 - Error 9C57:

During software design, programmers code anticipating the occurrence of errors.

However, there are no perfect designs, as errors can be expected even with the best program design. Glitches can happen during runtime if a certain error is not experienced and addressed during design and testing.


To fix Windows Update Error 9C57 - Error 9C57:

1. When you get a runtime error, keep in mind that it is happening due to programs that are conflicting with each other. 

The first thing you can do to resolve the problem is to stop these conflicting programs.

2. Update / Reinstall Conflicting Programs

3. Virus infection causing runtime error on your computer must immediately be prevented, quarantined or deleted. Make sure you update your virus program and run a thorough scan of the computer or, run Windows update so you can get the latest virus definition and fix.

4. You might be getting the error because of an update, like the MS Visual C++ package which might not be installed properly or completely. What you can do then is to uninstall the current package and install a fresh copy.

5. You might also be experiencing runtime error because of a very low free space on your computer.

6. If the error is related to a bad graphics driver, then you may do the following:

Open your Device Manager, locate the graphics driver

Right click the video card driver then click uninstall, then restart your computer

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The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed error - Fix it now

This article covers methods to resolve the Windows #Installer Service could not be accessed #error which occurs while we try to install a program in Windows or when you are running Windows in safe mode.

Windows Installer popups may be caused by Windows configuration issues, by Windows Update prompting you to install updates or by malware.


To fix #Windows installer error:

1. Click Start. , type services.

2. Right-click Windows Installer, and then click Properties.

3. If the Startup type box is set to Disabled, change it to Manual.

4. Click OK to close the Properties window.

5. Right-click the Windows Installer service, and then click Start.

6. Try to install or to uninstall again.


To fix error 1719 windows installer service could not be accessed:

1. Start the Windows Installer Service.

2. Stop and then Restart Windows Installer Service.

3. Reset the settings of Windows Installer Service in the registry.


To to Disable Windows Installer:

1. Log into Windows. Click the "Start" button.

2. Double-Click "Group Policy" in the left pane.

3. Expand the tree in the left side of the pane, "Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Window Installer".

4. Double click "Disable Windows Installer.


To enable Windows Installer in Safe Mode:

1. Press Windows + R, type cmd, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run CMD as administrator. 

2. Type the command net start msiserver in Command Prompt window, and press Enter to enable Windows Installer in Safe Mode in Windows 10.

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Enable and Configure MPIO on Windows Server 2016 2012 R2

This article covers how to enable Multi-Path Input-Output or MPIO on a Windows server either from a graphical interface using the Server Manager console or from the PowerShell command line. 

Multipathing is the technique of creating more than one physical path between the server and its storage devices. It results in better fault tolerance and performance enhancement. Oracle VM Servers are installed with multipathing enabled because it is a requirement for SAN disks to be discovered by Oracle VM Manager.


To Install MPIO in Windows Server 2008 R2:

Note You must restart the server after you follow these steps.

1. Open Server Manager. To do this, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

2. In Server Manager, click Features, and then click Add Features.

3. Select the Multipath I/O feature for installation, and then click Next.

4. Finish the installation by confirming the selections, and then restart the server.


To Configure MPIO for StorSimple volumes:

MPIO must be configured to identify StorSimple volumes. 

To configure MPIO to recognize StorSimple volumes, follow these steps:

1. Open the MPIO configuration. To do this, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click MPIO.

2. In the MPIO window, click Add on the MPIO Devices tab.

3. Type SSIMPLE Model in the Add MPIO Support window under Device Hardware ID.

4. Restart the server when you are prompted.


To Mount a StorSimple volume in Windows Server 2008 R2:

After MPIO is configured on the server, volumes that are created on the StorSimple appliance can be mounted and can take advantage of MPIO for redundancy. 

To mount a volume, follow these steps:

1. Open the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box on the server. To do this, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click iSCSI Initiator.

2. In the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box, click the Discovery tab, and then click Discover Portal.

3. Type the IP address of the "DATA" port on the StorSimple appliance.

Note If you use a private network for iSCSI connections, type the IP address of the DATA port that is connected to the private network.

4. Click the Targets tab in the iSCSI Initiator Properties dialog box. This displays the StorSimple appliance iSCSI qualified name (IQN) in the Discovered Targets section.

5. Click Connect to establish the iSCSI session with the StorSimple appliance. In the Connect To Target dialog box, click to select the Enable multi-path check box.

6. Open Server Manager. To do this, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

7. In Server Manager, click Storage, and then click Disk Management. Volumes that are created on the StorSimple appliance and that are visible to this server appear under Disk Management as new disks.

8. Initialize the disk and create a new volume. During the format process, select a block size of 64 kilobytes (KB).

9. Under Disk Management, right-click the disk, and then click Properties.

10. In the SSIMPLE Model #### Multi-Path Disk Device Properties dialog box, click the MPIO tab, click Details in the DSM Name section, and then verify that the parameters are set to the default parameters.

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Adding users to the local admin group in PowerShell

This article covers how to add users to local admin group either via Group Policy Objective or directly via command line. 


To add a user to the local group in PowerShell:

You can add AD groups or users to the local admin group using the below Powershell command.

Add-LocalGroupMember -Group "Administrators" -Member "domain\user or group," "additional users or groups."


To add a user to the local admin group:

1. Right-click the newly created Group, select Properties, navigate to the Members tab, click Add… and enter designated users to the group, e.g. domain\administrator, domain\domain admins, domain\syskitmonitorservice. 

2. Add other users that also need administrative privileges, if necessary. 

3. Click OK to proceed.


To get local admin group members in PowerShell:

To get the local Administrators group members using PowerShell, you need to use the GetLocalGroupMember command. 

This command is available in PowerShell version 5.1 onwards and the module for it is Microsoft. PowerShell. LocalAccounts.


To Create a User Account in Windows 10 with PowerShell:

1. Open PowerShell as Administrator.

2. To create a new user account without a password, type New-LocalUser -Name "user_name" -Description "Description of your new account." -NoPassword .

3. To create a user account that has a password, firstly execute the following line: $Password = Read-Host -AsSecureString .

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Install Azure PowerShell module

This article will guide you on how to install the Azure PowerShell module using the cmdlets method and through offline.

Azure CLI is available on #Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. Azure cloud shell is another option that can be browser-accessible and authenticated. 

Azure cloud shell gives you options to choose from either bash or Powershell. 

The Get-Command cmdlet gets all #commands that are installed on the computer, including cmdlets, aliases, functions, filters, scripts, and applications. 

Get-Command gets the commands from #PowerShell modules and commands that were imported from other sessions.

We can use Windows Powershell for managing Azure resources by installing az module.

To install the Azure PowerShell #module, run the following command. Make sure that the Windows PowerShell ISE is opened in "run as administrator” mode. 

By default, the PowerShell gallery is not configured as a Trusted repository for PowerShellGet. 

Click on “Yes to All” to continue with the installation.


Modules included in Azure PowerShell:

1. Azure PowerShell Az. Automation.

2. Azure PowerShell AzureRM. Automation.

3. Other PowerShell modules.

4. Internal Orchestrator. AssetManagement. Cmdlets module.

5. Python 2 modules.

6. Custom modules that you create.

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NTFS partition failed to mount

This article will guide you on methods to resolve NTFS partition failed to mount error. 

Causes of NTFS partition failed to mount error:

1. File system errors

After using #NTFS drive in #Windows you have detached it without removing it safely. Therefore NTFS journal has not been emptied from temporary streams.

To fix the problem:

i. Open Disk Utility under #Mac OS X. 

ii. You will find it in Applications – Utilities.

iii. Choose NTFS partition on the left and find First Aid tab on the right. 

iv. Under this tab you will find Verify Disk option. 

v. Run Verify and then Repair.

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Setup OpenVPN on Windows Server

This article will guide you on how to setup OpenVPN on windows.

OpenVPN is a virtual private #network (#VPN) system that implements techniques to create secure point-to-point or site-to-site connections in routed or bridged configurations and remote access facilities. 

To Configure OpenVPN client as service on Windows:

1. Editing your OpenVPN client configuration.

2. Storing your PrivateVPN.com credentials in a file.

3. Import edited .ovpn file and user.auth file to OpenVPN #config folder.

4. Configuring OpenVPN service to start automatically on boot.

To connect to OpenVPN from Windows Server:

i. Navigate to your #OpenVPN Access Server client web interface.

ii. Login with your credentials.

iii. Select 'OpenVPN Connect for #Windows'.

iv. Wait until the download completes, and then open it (specifics vary depending on your browser).

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Powershell to enable script execution

This article will guide you on how to fix #Windows script error via PowerShell. Basically, we used #PowerShell to enable script #execution by running some #commands.

PowerShell is a cross-platform task automation and configuration management framework, consisting of a command-line shell and scripting language. Unlike most shells, which accept and return text, PowerShell is built on top of the . #NET Common Language Runtime (CLR), and accepts and returns . NET objects.

To enable script execution in PowerShell:

i. Open Start.

ii. Search for PowerShell, right-click the top-result and click the Run as administrator option.

iii. Type the following command to allow scripts to run and press Enter: Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned.

iv. Type A and press Enter (if applicable).

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Disable Password Expiration with PowerShell

This article will guide you on the method to disable password expiration in the #Windows server with PowerShell.

#PowerShell is the shell #framework developed by Microsoft for administration tasks such as configuration management and automation of repetitive jobs. 

The term 'PowerShell' refers to both – the shell used to execute commands and the scripting language that goes along with the framework.

Why did #Microsoft make me change my password?

This is a security feature of all Microsoft accounts which cannot be turned off. 

If the option for 72 days password expiration is enabled in your account then it will automatically ask you to reset password.

To turn off the password feature on Windows 10:

1. Click the Start menu and type "netplwiz." The top result should be a program of the same name — click it to open.

2. In the User Accounts screen that launches, untick the box that says "Users must enter a name and password to use this computer."

3. Hit "Apply."

4. When prompted, re-enter your password to confirm the changes.

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Winsock Error 10061 Steps to fix it

This article will guide you on different methods to resolve #Winsock error 10061. A socket error is when there is a problem with the user's #computer or the other computer or server while making this connection.

Winsock is actually short " #Windows sockets," which are files that allow Windows programs to connect to the Internet and other computers. Technically, Winsock is an "Application Programming Interface (#API)," that developers use to make their #programs network-enabled.

To fix Winsock #error in Windows 10:

1. Type netsh winsock reset and press Enter.

2. Type netsh int ip reset and press Enter.

3. Type #ipconfig /release and press Enter.

4. Type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

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Windows Error Code 17

This article will guide you on different methods to tackle Windows Error Code 17 which causes Windows #program to crash, slow Windows performance and periodic system freeze.

#Windows error code 17 is a standard device driver error. This error can be attributed to either a corrupt driver or an outdated driver. To resolve, Do a search for your device #driver and see if the newest version available was released since you bought your hardware. If it was, you probably need to download the newest version.

To Fix #Spotify Could Not Be Started #Error Code 17:

1. Open the “Firewall & network protection” via Search bar;

2. Click on “Allow an app through firewall”;

3. Press “Change settings”;

4. In the list of programs, find Spotify and check the boxes for it under the Private and Public columns. 

If it's absent here, click on the “Allow another app …” button and add it manually.

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GameGuard redundant execution error 115

This article will guide you on different methods to get rid of Windows #Application #Error 115

To fix this #Windows 10 GameGuard error, allow NProtect access through your #firewall, and if it persists, delete #GameGuard directory. If the update isn't successful or GameGuard file is corrupted, try again later or check firewall settings.

To fix GameGuard error 114?

Initialization error 114 could occur in GameGuard in many different cases:

1. System restart(rebooting).

2. Spyware/Virus.

3. Windows Security update.

4. Collisions with other #programs.

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Windows error 577

This article will guide you on different methods to fix Windows error 577. This error appears due to the issues with #Security Center that is an in-built Windows tool, which is set to scan the system on a regular basis and inform its user about a pending update, missing software, turned off antivirus, and similar issues.

To repair Windows startup:

1. Hold the Shift key down at the #Windows sign-in screen and press the Power button at the same time.

2. Continue holding the Shift key, then click Restart.

3. Once the PC restarts, it'll present a screen with a few options.

4. From here, click Advanced options.

5. In the Advanced options menu, choose Startup #Repair.

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Microsoft office Error code 1309

This article will guide you on different methods to resolve #Microsoft office Error code 1309. To avoid this error please right click the downloaded file and select “Extract All,” then choose a destination for the files to be extracted to.

If you encountered a problem while installing Office on a PC, try restarting your computer and then attempting to install Office again. If that didn't help, use this easy fix tool to uninstall #Office completely. After your uninstall is complete, try reinstalling Office.

To fix Another installation is already in progress on Windows 10:

1. Restart the #Windows Installer service.

2. End Windows Installer process.

3. Disable Windows Installer service and restart your #PC.

4. Perform Disk Cleanup.

5. Perform a Clean #Boot.

6. Check your #Registry.

7. Uninstall and reinstall Office.

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Windows Live Mail Error 0x800ccc0e

This article will guide you on steps to fix #Outlook #Error #0x800ccc0e. Usually, this error occurs due to bad #email settings or because of minor problems with the email server or internet connection. Also, the customer may experience this error while receiving the mail on the email #client.

Try to run Windows Live Mail as Administrator in compatibility mode. Try to re-configure the Windows Live Mail account. Remove the existing WLM account and create a new one. Try reinstalling Windows Essentials 2012 on your Windows 10.

To get rid of Windows Live Mail error:

1. Open your Windows Live mail program.

2. Select the Home tab at the top right of your Windows Live Mail.

3. Click the Outbox to the left. Find any emails that are not sending out.

4. Once you send the email again, you can delete the email in the Outbox. 

The error will go away after the sent email is deleted.

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IMAP server closed the connection 0x800cccdd

This article will guide you on steps to resolve #IMAP #server closed the connection #0x800cccdd #Outlook #error. We also saw that the reason for this error is an incorrect IMAP settings. 

A server connection #timeout means that a server is taking too long to reply to a data request made from another device. Timeouts are not a reply message: they show up when there isn't a reply and a server request is not fulfilled in a predetermined length of time.

Sometimes Outlook users get the 0x800CCCDD error ('Your IMAP server closed the connection') whenever they send or receive #emails via an IMAP account. This particular error code is signaling that the Send/Receive feature has failed.

To stop Outlook from timing out:

1. Click Outlook 2010's "File" tab.

2. Double-click an email account's name in the list to edit its settings.

3. Click the "Advanced" tab on the settings window, then locate the Server Timeouts section.

4. Click "OK" and then "Cancel" to save the new timeout setting for the selected account.

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To Recover Permanently Deleted #Hotmail Messages:

1. Go to Outlook.com and log in to your Live, Hotmail, or other Microsoft email account. 2. Select the Deleted Items folder in the left pane. 

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Changing your Windows #Product Key does not affect your personal files, installed applications and settings. Enter the new product key and click Next and follow the on screen instructions to #activate over the Internet.

To fix error 0xc004f074 in Windows 10:

1. Use the slmgr. vbs command.

2. Use the Slui 3 command. While on your start screen you need to press and hold the button Windows and the button R.

3. Run SFC scan.

4. Run the Update and Activation #Troubleshooters.

5. Contact #Microsoft Support.

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Application Error #0xc0000005 (Access Violation) error is usually caused by your computer not being able to correctly process the files and settings required to run a particular program or installation.

To can apply the methods below and see if they can help you get rid of this error.

1) Reboot your computer.

2) Run your application as #administrator.

3) Reinstall your application.

4) Reinstall Microsoft .NET #framework (for Windows 7 or below)

5) Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages.

6) Update your #Windows.

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Windows error code #0x80070422 refers to an inability of Windows 7 to startup the Windows Update service so your computer can connect to the update servers at Microsoft.

Steps For Fixing #Error Code #0x800b0109:

1. Open Administrative Tools from Control Panel. Open Control Panel, type administrative tools in the search box, and then click Administrative Tools.

2. Double-click Services.  If you’re prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

3. Right-click the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) service, and then click Properties.

4. On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic (Delayed Start) is selected.

5. Next to Service status, check to see if the service is started. If it’s not, click Start.

6. Click OK to close the #Properties dialog box.

7. Right-click the Windows Event Log service, and then click Properties.

8. On the General tab, next to Startup type, make sure that Automatic is selected.

9. Next to Service status, check to see if the service is started. If it’s not, click Start.

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When you encounter an error #message, reboot your #machine and try to run the updates again. If you haven't run Windows #Update for some time, then you might have to repeat this process several times before all updates have been installed.
To fix errors on Windows 10:
1. Make sure that your #device has enough space.
2. Run Windows Update a few times.
3. Check third-party #drivers and download any updates.
4. Unplug extra #hardware.
5. Check Device #Manager for errors.
6. Remove third-party security #software.
7. Repair hard-drive errors.
8. Do a clean restart into Windows.

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2. Processor, Counter: % Processor Time.
3. Processor, Counter: Interrupts/sec and Performance Object; Processor, Counter: % DPC Time.

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A System State backup generally includes a copy of any installed device #drivers and related files, most of the Windows directory, the #Windows #Registry, the Active Directory configuration (where applicable) and system files under Windows File Protection.
In production it is best practice to have at least 2 domain controllers per domain. If you factor in each child domain and the other domains that could easily scale up fast if you have two in each one.
To Configure Windows Backup Users on a Domain Controller:
1. Expand Active Directory "Users > Computers > Users".
2. Right-click the appropriate user who will be performing backups and click Properties.
3. On the Member Of tab, click Add to add the Backup Operators group to the User.
4. Click OK.

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To restrict local #accounts in #Windows 10,

Open the Settings app, then select Accounts. Select Family & other users. Scroll down to the Other Users section, then choose Add someone else to this PC. If the new user already has a #Microsoft account, enter the associated #email address, then click Next.

To restrict a Windows user:

1. Select Settings.

2. Tap Accounts.

3. Select Family & other users.

4. Tap "Add someone else to this #PC."

5. Select "I don't have this person's sign-in information."

6. Select "Add a user without a Microsoft account."

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You may get the error because there are corrupted files on your #computer. You can run System File Checker, which can scan and repair the corrupted issues, Close the Command Prompt window and restart your #computer. Then open Windows Update and see if the error is fixed.

To fix Windows Update encountered an unknown error:

1. Right click on the #taskbar and select Properties.

2. Click the Customize.

3. On the Notification Area Icons window, make sure Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar is checked and click OK.

4. At this point, try running Windows Update again and the updates should begin to install properly.

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To fix Windows Error Code 0xFFFFFFFF:

1. Fix System Errors. To remove all error from your system that issuing freezing, slower performance problem etc.

2. Remove #Malwares. It can remove #malwares, #virus, #Trojan from #PC which causes all kind of critical issue.

3. Improve Startup. 

4. Clean PC.

You can also fix WIndows Error #0x800705b4:

i. Run Windows #Updates Troubleshooter. 

ii. Run #SFC scan. 

iii. Delete Software Distribution Folder.

iv. Disable updates for other #Microsoft #products. 

v. Uninstall the Problematic Updates. 

vi. Download and Install Windows Updates Manually.

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#Error #80072ee2 is a windows update error which is caused when the files on your system are corrupt or the updates are stuck. Before you continue with the fix below, make sure that your internet is working on the PC affected by this error since it will need to connect to the windows update servers to push updates back.

To fix Windows Update encountered an unknown error Code #80243004 – Windows Update encountered an unknown error:

1. Right click on the taskbar and select Properties.

2. Click the Customize.

3. On the Notification Area Icons window, make sure Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar is checked and click OK.

4. At this point, try running Windows Update again and the updates should begin to install properly.

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A system error refers to an instruction which cannot be recognized by an operating #system or goes against the procedural rules. A system error code refers to the exact error number with which you can track down the details.

To fix Access is denied message on Windows 10:

1. Take ownership of the directory. 

2. Add your account to the #Administrators group. 

3. Enable the hidden Administrator account. 

4. Check your #permissions. 

5. Use Command Prompt to reset permissions. 

6. Set your account as administrator. 

7. Use Reset Permissions #tool.

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Two things can cause a DHCP #error. 

i. One is the configuration on the computer or device that allows a DHCP server to assign it an IP. 

ii. The other is the configuration of the DHCP server. DHCP errors occur when the DHCP server or #router on a network cannot automatically adjust the device's IP address to join the #network.

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Signs of #Server #Overload includes:

The following signs indicate that your web server has possibly become overloaded: 

Displaying error codes. Your server returns an #HTTP #error code, such as 500, 502, 503, 504, 408, and so on. 

Delaying serving requests.

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To Install #Microsoft SQL Server 2017:

1. Visit Microsoft's official SQL Server 2017 download page.

2. Select the edition you want to #download. 

3. Click Download now below your selected edition. 

4. The wizard will prompt you to select an installation type. 

5. On the next page, select a directory for the installation folder.

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i. From the Connect menu under the Object Explorer, choose the #Database Engine.

ii. Then, enter the information for the Server name (localhost), Authentication (SQL Server Authentication), and password for the sa user.

iii. Click the Connect button to connect to the SQL Server.

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i. Open #Settings.
ii. Click on #Update & #Security.
iii. Click on Troubleshoot.
iv. Under the "Get up and running" section, select the Windows Update option.
v. Click the Run the #troubleshooter button. Source: Windows Central.
vi. Click the Close button.

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To add a missing . DLL file to Windows:
i. Locate your missing . dll file at the DLL Dump site.
ii. Download the file and copy it to: "C:\Windows\System32".
iii. Click Start then Run and type in "regsvr32 name_of_dll. dll" and hit enter.

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In Outlook, click the #Folder tab, and then click #Recover Deleted Items. Select the item you want to recover and click Recover Selected #Items.

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IOPS calculations;
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