Windows 8.1 is an updated version of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8.1 went RTM on August 27, 2013 and was released for general availability on October 17, 2013. There are 4 versions of Windows 8.1, matching those that were available in Windows 8. They are: Windows 8.1, Windows 8....

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How to change network config through command line? [closed]

The system is Windows 8.1 Professional. I want to change through command line my network config to this one : How to do that ?
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How to connect clients to INTERNAL WSUS server but download the approved updates from Microsoft?

I have client-side targeting setup to handle some remote workstations on our network. They VPN in from time to time -- so they can hit the internal WSUS server when they are connected. I essentially ...
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What is modifying the CREATE date of my files?

A fairly advanced Windows user here (operating at 3rd Line/TA level for 15 years). Today is 16th June 2016... I just browsed through a 100GB of photos within my local Pictures folder collected over ...
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Securepoint client will not launch in Windows 8.1

An OpenVPN hosted on a CentOS 7 server needs to have a Windows 8.1 client. But when I install the SecurePoint VPN client and try to launch it, nothing happens. Specifically, I right click on the ...
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NSSM - cannot start serivce as suer

I have prepared a special user that will be used for service. I have allowed user to "Log as service" in Local policies. Then, I have created a service with nssm with "log as" mentioned user. But ...
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WSUS Windows Update Client stuck

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running WSUS in the domain. I can see several Windows 8.1 computers not reporting status for over 2 weeks, and not installing any new updates, in the WSUS console. On ...
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EnableLinkedConnections isn't working on some Windows 10 machines

I have been using the "EnableLinkedConnections" registry setting below for years with no trouble. But lately with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, sometimes it doesn't work. I need to run some programs ...
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Error “the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted” when attempting to join the domain

I have set up a server based on windows server 2008 R2, and has successfully joined 2 clients (one PC and one laptop, both windows 7) to the domain. Today I was trying to join another laptop to the ...
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cloned vm on desktops for local access

forgive me if I'm in the wrong area, but here is my situation. I manage IT for 2 small private computer college campuses. We have 6-10 Desktop computers specifically set aside for students to learn ...
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How can I fix Samba 3.6.25 “the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed” error?

Today I updated our Ubuntu server which is also the primary (and only) domain controller to the latest Samba packages which fixed a few security vulnerabilities. The following packages were updated: ...
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SQL Server SSMS/Other Processes Allow Login from Untrusted and Unassociated domain

We have a Windows/SQL server development environment which is completely separate from our developers primary systems, including completely separate domains (no forest association, etc.) Our SQL ...
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Add a Windows service in WinPE 5.0/10 image (64 or 32 bit)

Is it possible to add my own Windows service (myservice.exe) in a WinPE 64bit image? myservice.exe is 32bit applicatication that relies on the winusb driver. How can I add (manually) my own service in ...
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SMB2? Traffic Crashing Network Windows Server 2012 R2

I am running a network at a school. The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2. Out of the blue about a week ago, I started experiencing network issues. Examples: Can't log into roaming profile ...
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Inject winusb drivers in WinPE 5.0 or WinPE 10 image

I'm trying to make a WinPE image (Windows10 and Windows8.1) with my own diagnostic tool, my own application (which is basically a Windows service) for a Dell product (Dell Latitude model). I'm using ...
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Windows Share: Wrong content?

I like it to use Linux for many things (e.g. programming), but i also need Windows many times. So i have a virtual Ubuntu and a native Window. To share data i have installed samba on Linux (Ubuntu) ...
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Remove hyper-v virtual switch extensions adapters from device manager

After reading the solution to this question I still cannot solve my problem. In my device manager I still see this virtual switch, but it's not present in my hyper-v manager and using the powershell ...
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Windows 8.1 - Group Policy Settings set, but not executet when offline

Enviremental information: Windows Domain with 3 2012 R2 Domain Controlers. I am trying to build a Windows 8.1 in kiosk mode, only a browser with access to specific websites. With the help of GPO - ...
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How do you force Windows to keep memory dumps?

I'm trying to debug a sporadic problem with some Dell tablets out in the field that crash intermittently. Looking at the Event Viewer logs, it seems that Windows automatically creates a memory dump ...
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I want a connection to a (PLC) webserver reachable @ 10.0.0.10 via 2nd NIC (10.0.0.1), but on 1st NIC another 10.0.0.10 host is also reachable

I have a PC with 1st NIC for company intranet and internet (gateway defined, etc.) and a second NIC 10.0.0.1 where I want to reach my PLC webserver directly connected at NIC 2 and having IP 10.0.0.10 ...
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Unable to connect to Network Adapter (Cellular Data)

I have a number of Fujitsu Q702 Tablets that have been very problematic with regards to connecting to a mobile broadband connection (via SIM Card). These used to work fine up until a few weeks ago. ...
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Create win8.1 boot USB from temp boot environment?

Need to create a Win 8.1 boot USB drive. However don't have any native Win8.1 machines to run MS mediacreationtool.exe from, all Win8.1 environments I have available are virtualised. Only native OS'...
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Remote Desktop connection blocked by group policy, but only when started from cmd.exe

On my workstation at a client's office, I have some custom scripts that allow me to RDP-connect to various server machines without having to manually open Remote Desktop connection, enter server name ...
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Windows 8.1 Internet Connection Sharing has been disabled by network administrator

I have a surface pro with Windows 8.1, I'm trying to share my tethered wireless android connection with a firewall connecting to my Surface for testing. When I right click on my wireless adaptor and ...
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How to gain access to a local user profile linked to a Microsoft account?

Inspired by this question, but without all the clutter about bad coding practices. On Windows 8 and later systems, you can log in using three types of accounts: Local user account Domain user ...
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Rename VPN Connections via Powershell

I'm trying to batch rename vpn connections on my Windows 8.1 machine. I have no trouble modifying the server address with Set-VpnConnection, but I can't find a way to rename a vpn connection: First ...
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Remote Desktop (MSTSC) rendering issue

When logged in to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine via Remote Desktop (MSTSC) I get a weird rendering issues that often cascades a segment of the screen in the white space. I took a screenshot from ...
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Repeatedly prompted to restart the computer when installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on a x64 Win 8.1 machine

I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Win 8.1 x64 bit machine. When running the installer, I get the Reboot Required check failing the install. I have tried rebooting, no difference. I ...
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Customising the Windows 8.1 Start screen for new users using CopyProfile

After finding out that customising the Windows 8 Start Screen using Group Policy is limited to Enterprise edition only, I'm now attempting to do something similar for new users by customising the ...
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Safe to turn off Hyper-V VM during Windows 8.1 Windows Update?

I've got a Generation 2 VM running Windows 8.1. It has secure boot disabled and lists the VMs version as 5.0. Hyper-V itself is version 6.3.9600. This morning, about 4 hours ago, it started a Windows ...
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No 'locked for editing' message for an excel file on a network share

I get no 'locked for editing' message when accessing an excel spreadsheet file on a network share (Windows SBS 2011 Standard) even though the file is open by a different user on a different ...
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Windows 8.1 Dial-up

I have two Win8.1 computers, and I need to reliably connect from one to the other via dial-up because the remote computer can't be accessed any other way. The client computer can make outgoing calls, ...
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Export Firewall Rules using PowerShell that include Program Path

I'm looking for a way to export existing Windows Firewall rules using PowerShell that includes the path of the Program being referenced (for those rules which reference a program path instead of a ...
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Moving \inetpub\ for IIS 8.5

There are many sources that say that the %SERVERROOT%/inetpub/ must never ever be deleted or moved. And yes, I can agree with this, as updates to IIS update that directory blindly -- they don’t ...
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SSMS (2014) cannot connect to remote DB on local network [closed]

To start, this set up used to work. I wanted to help on a friend's project and installed git and vagrant and somewhere between the last time I opened my own project (using the setup listed below) and ...
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Does duplicate machine SID cause problems with Remote Desktop?

I am currently working on a Windows 8.1 image for Dell Venue Pro 11 and have been having some issues with generalizing the image with SysPrep. I am not planning on placing the tablets in a domain, ...
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Windows 8.1 / 10 GPO mapped drives won't connect

UPDATE: not solved... The issue persists, I also tried the hardened UNC paths approach, still no luck. I'll keep updating this thread if I encounter something new. UPDATE and solved (hopefully) ...
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Can I configure mmc snap-ins to behave in the same manner as local admin tools on Microsoft Servers?

I'm running into a problem using the Microsoft MMC and RSAT tool snap-ins. Specifically, when I run Print Management from the RSAT tools on the local server, I am able to see all ports installed when ...
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Any risk of hosting a public website on my home network? Year 2015 [closed]

I have read the following post but it was already 6 years ago so I'm wondering if anything has changed over the last few years in terms of security because I heard windows firewall has been improved ...
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Moving from on-premise to O365

I am investigating what is required for a move for a client away from Windows SBS2008 to Office 365. The server has functions like Active Directory and Exchange 2007. There can be no hybrid solutions (...
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Unlink Windows 8 MS Account

I am the IT administrator for a few branch offices, and am seeing more and more of our staff "accidentally" linking their account to a MS account. I did some searching on here and found out how to ...
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CPU parking, windows 2012r2, with no hyper threading

I have server based on Intel R1304WT2GS with two e5-2660v3, windows 2012r2. I've installed last drivers from intel site. For business purposes i need to disable hyper threading, and use windows 8.1 / ...
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Group Policy on Win8.1 in WAN Environment won't fully apply

Client computer is Win 8.1 with local DHCP server/subnet and network based VPN (WAN) to the main server. DNS is set to the main server, on which client is registering itself correctly. Client can ...
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Microsoft Action Pack Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 upgrade questions

Is it possible to upgrade a Windows 8.1 pc to Windows 10 when the Windows 8.1 comes from a Microsoft Action Pack subscription ? We don't see the little Windows-upgrade-icon in the system tray and don'...
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Windows 8.1 loses connection to network share

In my domain we have a network share but one of my users loses connection to it. She has a Windows 8.1 Enterprise machine, added to domain, always logged on domain user. The network share has ...
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BITS service will not start on Windows 8.1

The BITS service will not start on my machine (Windows 8, 64-bit), (preventing Windows Updates from being downloaded): C:\WINDOWS\system32>sc start bits SERVICE_NAME: bits TYPE :...
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Remote desktop issue over VPN connection Windows 8 and now 10

I have recently reinstalled Windows 8 Pro and upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. Both operating systems had this issue. When I connect to the VPN connection at my workplace, I am able to successfully remote ...
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Server 2012 Essentials not seeing PC after upgrade to Windows 10

I have Server 2012 Essentials R2 configured with a regular old domain, and several Windows 8.1 machines joined to this domain. I created a Windows 10 install USB using the Windows 10 Media Creation ...
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Connecting to Oracle DB hosted on Windows 8.1 Azure VM

I have a windows 8.1 vm created on azure, it has 14 GB of memory and 200 some GB storage. I have installed Oracle with a templated database onto it. Everything is fine with the installation and I can ...
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Force automatic restart even with users logged in after installation of updates on Windows 8.1 Professional

I want a Windows 8.1 Professional installation which is always running and accessed by users via RDP to install updates automatically and also reboot automatically if the updates require it, but this ...
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Disable Visual Effects for Windows 8.1 Virtual Desktop

I am trying to build a new virtual desktop Pool in VMWare Horizon View 5 with Windows 8.1 clients. At the Moment, i am optimizing the image for best performance, including using an optimization ...