Windows 8 went RTM on August 1st, 2012 and was released for general availability on October 26th, 2012. It contains many new features and changes, the most noticeable being a new graphical user interface, know as Modern UI. It is available in four major editions, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 ...

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Roaming Profile Control

I noticed that with Roaming Profiles enabled that even applications have been roaming. Is this normal? Is there a way to keep applications from roaming? I like how Firefox bookmarks move from machine ...
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Is there a way to loop thru Windows 8 Apps and remove them all

Windows apps are annoying and I would like to remove them. Been playing around with Powershell and scripting and I wanted to know if there was a way I could use powershell to loop all the apps and ...
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How do I correctly install windows 8 group policy on a 2008 server?

I'm currently working on a customer server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2. They are in the process of upgrading their machines to Windows 8. The problem they have is they don't want all the ...
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Windows 7/8 Strongswan IKEv2 Wrong Gateway

I have setup Strongswan on Ubuntu 14.04 from the official package. I use IKEv2 with PKI authentication and a custom authorization plugin. This works great for Android and Ubuntu clients using ...
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Linux bash command to shutdown Windows 8 machine with net Samba [migrated]

LS, I have a RasPi for home automation, and I want to be able to shutdown my Windows 8.1 workstation using a bash command. Of course I've google before asking here. And I found; net rpc shutdown ...
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Using virtual smart card for server-side keys?

Does anybody know if it's possible to store private keys, belonging to service account or computer account, on Windows 8 VSC (virtual smart card)? As far as I understand, requirement for 8-symbols ...
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What changes my default browser from Chrome back to IE10 in Windows 8? [migrated]

I follow the steps outlined here but set Chrome instead of Internet Explorer. If I close all browser windows, Chrome and IE, the changes are reverted and IE becomes the default browser. I am the only ...
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Automatically reboot Windows8 if no internet activity [migrated]

I have a media server located in a very inconvenient part of my house. Occasionally I will have to reset my router or it will reset itself. The issue is the PC loses connectivity for some reason, and ...
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Boot Windows 8 with RT and desktop applications in split screen view, feasible? [closed]

The way I expect this to work is as follows : Windows 8 starts and executes code, scripts or configurations... The Desktop application is launched and goes full screen The RT application is launched ...
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Turn Windows Features on or off, Windows 8, Windows Batch File

I am looking to produce a batch script that turns on a number of Windows Features as the same routine is currently performed on multiple machines, an example of this would be... Turn on Default ...
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Pushing Windows Store apps silently

As part of a requirement I have been issued, I seek the ability to push apps from the Windows Store (.appx) to remote users. The framework surrounding the data transmission is sorted; What I need to ...
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How can I debug PAC (proxy auto config) on Windows 8.1 (IE11 and Modern UI)?

On older systems such as Windows 7 + IE10, calling "alert()" in the PAC file would cause a dialog being shown. However, with Windows 8.1 no dialogs are displayed even if IE11 seems to be making use ...
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How to reset Winsock without reboot

I often need to execute a Winsock reset, running netsh int ip reset and each time I have to restart the system. Is there a way to avoid that? Should I kill and restart explorer.exe? Restart some ...
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Will win8 boot if I disable UEFI? [closed]

I'd like to disable UEFI mode in case if something will go wrong with my laptop and I will need to load another OS to it. However it would be very unfortunate if switching of UEFI prevented win8 from ...
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Windows 8 inbound IPsec authentication failing?

I am getting some very strange behavior out of the Windows 8 Advanced Firewall / IPsec implementation. It appears now that all inbound traffic that isn't return traffic from a previously contacted ...
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Remote Fax Console (fxsclnt.exe) on Win8

My boss just upgraded from WinXP to Win8 (finally!) and used to have a program c:\windows\system32\fxsclnt.exe which opened a Microsoft Fax Console that let her see a log of all incoming/outgoing ...
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Creating a template/default roaming profile

With Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and running Windows 8.1 machines, is there a way to create a default or template that will contain shortcuts and files for a new user when they are created? ...
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Domain group policies not applied on Win8

I'm totally desperate, I'm not able to set any group policy on domain level (with Samba 4 domain controler). The only user, the policies are applied on, is the Administrator. I have no idea, what's ...
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Poor Task Scheduler Performance on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

I am using the Windows Task Scheduler to start an elevated administrator program when a user logs on. The technique is based on this article: ...
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Access IIS 8 Localhost from internet [closed]

i want access my localhost(IIS 8 On Windows 8) from outside using internet access. I get my public ip from whatismyip.org (202.67.xx.xx) and follow this link to open a port(80,443,8081-8082). So i ...
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Windows 8.1 clients showing printer offline after reconnecting to the network

We have recently rolled out 100 laptops running Windows 8.1, some of our users are having a problem with printers being offline. It appears to happen when they take the laptop home to no WiFi and then ...
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Can't login to LDAP with current Windows user

I'm trying to connect to AD server with various tools under Windows. If I provide my domain\username and password, I have no problems If I don't provide credentials, I do connect, but I have very ...
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shared network files showing as open when seen in client preview pane

I Have a client running with a Windows Server standard 2008 R2 that is hosting a series of shared network files. The issue I have is that when 1 particular user is opening / viewing these files. Once ...
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BEX error for multiple applications on Windows 8

I am facing BEX error for multiple applications on my Windows 8 Laptop. This happens for both domain accounts as well as local accounts. I looked into the various answers which related to DEP but ...
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Windows 8 Hangs at first login ( domain account )

Good morining, i'm experiencing a systematic problem with new fresh joined to domain Virtual Machines with windows 8 and windows 8.1 installed operating system. The issue is that at first login the ...
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Windows 8 and 8.1 clients showing printer offline after reconnecting to the network

The print server is 2008 R2 with the most recent updates. This happens most often after a resume from sleep or if the user takes their PC to their home network. A restart of the PC or a restart of the ...
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Can not access single HTTPS domain [duplicate]

I'm having a very weird issue with a certain HTTPS site. I have no crazy network setup or firewalls. Just computers behind a cable modem. I feel dumb but I can't figure it out for the life of me. ...
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Internet Explorer not accessing site while in Protected Mode [closed]

Many of our users are reporting that they are getting a blank page when using IE10 or IE11 to access our website (play.net). The problem only occurs when IE is in Protected Mode. Sometimes the browser ...
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smbclient -M nt_status_bad_network_name error

I am trying to send a test message (for a test project) from my Ubuntu Virtualbox Guest to my Windows 8 host. I am getting the error nt_status_bad_network_name error. What I know that works: I can ...
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Installed Windows 8.1, MySQL service disappeared and all MySQL data/settings gone [closed]

This weekend, I updated a Windows 8 workstation to Windows 8.1. This was a development workstation that had a locally hosted MySQL 5.6 instance used for web development work. After the update ...
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Disable Windows authentication only for specific Chrome user profile

Is there any to way to disable Windows authentication only for a specific Chrome user profile? I would like to use Chrome according to the instructions found here ...
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Won't connect vpn with windows 8 and Cisco VPN

I've installed Cisco VPN Client to connect with remote desktop and doesnt works. When I try to connect with Remote Desktop it says me: "Cant connect with remote server...." If I try with Windows XP ...
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Can diskshadow be installed in windows 8?

After finding out about diskshadow, I wanted to install it the systems I backups, there aren't issues with windows 2008 server, but I can't find the program in windows 8 (it's a pro version) On ...
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Unable to join 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro Client to Windows 2003 domain. Win 7 works fine

I am unable to join a 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro Client to our Windows 2003 domain. A 64-bit Windows 7 client joins fine. After installing Windows 8.1, before joining to domain, if I run nltest ...
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Access Denied when using Copy to LPT port

I print some data to a connected printed via the dos COPY command. It works great when the printer is set to "spool" but when using "print directly to printer" windows returns an access denied error. ...
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Find expiration date of a certificate file which I do not have installed

I'm looking for a way to find the expiration of a certificate file (either .pfx or .cer) without installing it. I have access to read the file but can not install it.
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Is it possible to enable MSMQ from PowerShell on Windows 8?

Is it possible to enable MSMQ from PowerShell on Windows 8(.1)? If so, how does one do this?
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Why is Apache htdigest authentication failing in IE10 on Windows 8?

One of our developers reported that for the past week or two, the htdigest authentication that we have set up on our test sites in Apache is not working in IE10 on Windows 8. It's fine on IE10 on ...
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Toshiba laptop Win 8 wakes every 2 hrs [closed]

Toshiba Satellite P50 running Win 8. Wakes every two hours, does something, then (mostly) goes to sleep (sometimes stays awake until battery runs out). "powercfg -lastwake": Wake History Count - 1 ...
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Administrator view ALL mapped drives

In my understanding of security, an administrator should be able to view all connections to and from a computer - just as they can view all processes/owner, network connections/owning process. ...
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Weird internet/network behaviour - certain sites not available

I've always had this problem where certain websites stop working in a browser. I can then just use another browser. Then at some point these sites would stop loading in all browsers. This could ...
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Cannot Connect to MsSql2008 R2 Database Engine, While Connecting to Other Services

I have installed MsSQL 2008 R2 on my computer as I have installed always before. But unfortunately this time, I cannot connect to Database Engine while I can easily connect to the other services like ...
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Upgrade from “audit mode” (pre-cloning) Windows 8 to Windows 8.1?

I have a Windows 8 in audit mode with a lot of applications installed, custom configurations done, and an answer file prepared, ready to be sysprepped for cloning. How do I upgrade to Windows 8.1, ...
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How can I add private key to windows credentials manager?

I have a linux macheen that uses a public key/private key login. I am trying to add a private key (with password) to windows 7/8 credentials manager. I use pageant right now but i would like for a ...
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Setting internet access to hyper-v network with multiple internet connections

I run few VMs for development purposes on Windows 8 Hyper-V. I'm using a laptop for that purpose. When I switch locations I switch way of connecting to internet - cable in the office, WiFi at home and ...
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How migrate the contents of a Windows server?

We currently have webapps located on a windows 2008 server hosted with a cloud hosting company. I require to know how we can migrate/transfer the contents of the windows (current) server on to a new ...
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Upgrade Windows 7 clients to Windows 8 - can't we just upgrade?

My shop currently uses Windows 7 Pro (on desktop PCs). I consider to upgrade our clients to Windows 8 (or 8.1). I've just been told that if I upgrade, all the software installed on them will go away. ...
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My Documents folder not being redirected via Folder Redirection Group Policy

I have Folder Redirection applied for My Documents to users that log on to Windows 8 machines. The GPO is set and applied using a Windows Server 2003 machine. The My Music, My Pictures and My Videos ...
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Connecting to other instances of Hyper-V Manager in domain

I have a test environment that I host from my computer. I have configured an external switch so that it can be accessed by others. Windows 8 Enterprise and Hyper-V Manager Version: 6.2.9200.16384 If ...
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Installing NFS on windows 8 enterprise

I am having issues installing installing NFS for windows 8. Specifically when i run Ocsetup ServicesForNFS-ServerAndClient;ServerForNFS-Infrastructure;NFS-Administration;ClientForNFS-Infrastructure ...