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 ...

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All Programs button via Group Policy

This article describes a method to get an "All Programs" button on the Windows 8.1 taskbar, but I would like to know how to do something like this via Group Policy so I can push it out to all of our ...
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Windows 8.1 Update - PCs on my local network [migrated]

In Windows 10, one is able to perform windows update from the local network (obviously provided that the updates are available): Is this possible on Windows 8.1?
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PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (msiscsi.sys) - how to troubleshoot/resolve?

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with all updates installed. My machine is Lenovo W540 laptop and I have connection to iSCSI target (using gigabit wired Ethernet). iSCSI target is Synology NAS (DS415+). ...
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Passwordless login: virtual smart card with no pin?

I would like to set up a domain-joined computer for passwordless login with some low-privileged domain account that is specific to that computer. I've seen some blog posts that store the username and ...
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Does Windows 8.1 Pro have CAL included? [duplicate]

I am really confused about Microsoft's licensing policies. Now I am trying to understand a couple of things. Do I need a CAL's for using AD services? Does my OEM Win 8.1 Pro include a CAL? I ask ...
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How do I troubleshoot “Failed to get staged packages for package” error when attempting to remove a provisioned app from an offline Windows 8.1 image?

When I attempt to remove provisioned apps from an offline Windows 8.1 image, most of the apps I want to remove cause no problem, but attempting to remove Microsoft.Office.OneNote causes an error. The ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro migrating “Microsoft live” account to domain account

For a variety of reasons a significant number of our Windows PCs are not joined to our Windows 2012 R2 Active Directory domain. We are in the process of rectifying this, and are joining PCs on a ...
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How do you setup pass through authentication for a hyper-v enhanced session?

I have tried the solution on this Technet article but there is no user credentials section in the "Hyper-v Setting" dialog. I have also tried the way I normally setup auto login, when I need it, with ...
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Unable to login users on Windows 8.1 in Samba domain [closed]

I have a Samba PDC on a virtual machin. On another virtual machine, I have a Windows 8.1 client. I can join the domain with my client but after a few minutes or hours, my users can't login on the ...
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Something like Receive Segment Coalescing for UDP

The TechNet page on RSC states: RSC is defined only for TCP connections. RSC does not work with User Datagram Protocol (UDP) and other transport layer protocols. This is of course ...
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Windows 8.1 stops responding to ping after user has signed off [migrated]

When i sign out of my win 8.1, it stops responding to pings from my other machine. This win 8.1 is installed on a laptop, so I guess this may be a power plan issue, but currently I have power plan ...
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Windows 8.1 Update/Server 2012 R2 Workplace Join requires Microsoft Account?

If we look at the client side of Workplace Join process it says that we should log on with Microsoft account, but I've never seen it mentioned that Microsoft account is a requirement for Workplace ...
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Automatic unlock bitlocker to go (usb stick) on domain computer

Is there a way to automatically unlock bitlocker encrypted USB sticks on windows computers that are domain joined (8.1 Enterprise)? (e.g., based on the "BitLocker identification Field"?) The scenario ...
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Prevent windows from assigning certain drive letters

After configuring our network to use certain drive letters, I bumped into a problem when at some times, some of our users plugs one or two USB disks to the computer before boot. Windows then, ...
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Windows 8.1 - Change Microsoft Account to Local Account from Administrator Account

My apologies if this should be posted elsewhere. I've searched around and cannot find an answer, and have found a few places that it seems appropriate to ask, and this is one of them. Let me know if ...
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Can I prepare a domain user account without the user's password

We have a 2012R2 domain and have configured many GPO settings for our users based on the team they are working for. In the near future, we will replace our existing laptops with new ones and move to ...
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Image build system that derives from a base Windows 8.1 image

For our VDI deployment, we have several Windows 8.1 images for target groups that require different suites of applications. The current update procedure requires us to update the OS on each ...
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Does Windows support IPComp?

The title says it all. I've configured an IPSec IKEv2 connection between a Strongswan server and a Windows 7 workstation and I'd like to use compression if possible. The config on both sides is dead ...
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Win 8.1 search of Server 2008r2 network share not finding files

So I have a Win 2008r2 sever in a workgroup setup with two Win 8.1 64bit client computers. I have a drive on the server set-up shared to Everyone with no password required for access. This all works ...
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Network Config: Difference between Windows and Debian

We have a so called "LAB"-Network(VLAN). The Switch and Firewall are configured to allow access from the ip 10.150.151.1 (Windows Client in LAB) and 10.150.151.10(Debian Client in LAB) to a mail ...
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WIndows SBS 2011 Standard - Connect Windows 8.1 Machines

I manage a Windows SBS 2011 Standard Server. Recently had to connect 3 Windows 8.1 machines....but I am not having any luck. I have followed everything I have read online. The updates are completely ...
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Roaming profile recycle bin needs to be fixed

I have a number of mapped network shares. I recently used a free utility to find and delete some files on the network. It didn't actually do what I wanted it to do but it did delete a couple of empty ...
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DirectAccess clients cannot browse network shares but can access them via mapped drive

OK, this is my first Microsoft DirectAccess deployment, so maybe I'm just lost in translation. I have Windows 8.1 clients connecting to a 2012 R2 multisite DirectAccess setup (2 DA servers for global ...
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Wireless printer will not connect to Surface Pro 3

One of the users at my company just recently switched from a desktop to a Surface Pro 3 (Windows 8.1 Pro). In his office is an HP LaserJet P1102w printer, which is having problems connecting to the ...
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In-house java apps work in citrix environment but will not run locally on a users machine

BACKGROUND I am one of three systems administrator for the organization i work at. We previously had a Java developer who is no longer with the organization. The developer built several custom Java ...
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Oracle Linux hangs on Hyper-V

I am trying to install Oracle Linux 7.0 on Hyper-V. While I click through the GUI installer the system stops responding. The mouse cursor stays in the same place. It happened to me a few times, ...
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Remote Desktop works only with old clients

All of our Windows 8.1 computers suddenly refuse Remote Desktop connections. The problem is when we connect TO Windows 8.1 We don't have the problem when connecting to other Windows versions. edit: ...
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Show logon process on windows 8

I'm experimenting with server admin on windows 2008 since I started a new tech job and want to learn things. I'm using a windows 8.1 pro client computer. The question is, is there any way to show the ...
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Strange route traces when connecting to L2TP/IPsec VPN

It was tough for me to think of a title for this question, so please bear with me. My laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro connects to my home network using a wireless router/gateway that also provides ...
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How can I manage services on a remote computer with the Services MMC snap-in in Windows 8.1 in a workgroup

I'm trying to manage services of a remote computer in a workgroup via the Services MMC snap-in. Both computers are running Windows 8.1 Pro and are in a private (private as in Windows) network. RDP ...
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Setting to Show/Hide Hidden items on a Folder

Where is the setting to display or not display hidden items on a particular folder? For example, if the global setting is to show all hidden files, how would I change the seeing on the Desktop ...
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Use manually assigned ipv6 address

I have a /48, and from this I assigned a /64 to this lan I have a windows 8.1, which I want to use an assigned ip for outgoing adress. But I keep getting an automatically assigned address. netsh ...
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RDP Internal Error over SSL-VPN

I have a Windows 8.1 client that connects over SSL-VPN. The SSL-VPN connects and I can see it on the firewall. You can ping the remote computer (15-60ms with occasional 300+) with an average of ...
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How to find what is causing a Kernel EventTracing error in the Event Log?

I am troubleshooting a Kernel EventTracing: "session failed to start with the following error: 0xc0000011" that pops up too many times in my event log. Every solutions I found in google were very ...
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Windows 8.1/ Server 2012r2 Setting Default Browser vis GPO

I have an RDS 2012r2 server currently has Chrome and IE on it. I am having some issues with chrome and want to get a subset of users using IE instead. I have set two registry keys in GPO as below, ...
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MDT LiteTouchPE Windows 8.1 deployment very slow

I'm deploying Windows 8.1 via network boot using MDT on an external hard drive connected to computer to create a Windows To Go drive. But the step in my task sequence "Install Operating System" takes ...
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Two and more active interfaces and making a connection under Windows 8

Writing my own application under .NET I have a need to control (maintain) interfaces (wifi / GSM), to automate connection process in order to successfully invoke method on a remote server. ...
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Unable Join SOME 64 bit Windows 8.1 Pro Clients to Windows Sever 2003 Domain

We just deployed 12 brand new Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit client machines. They are all identical models and all wired identically to our network/server room. 8 of the machines joined the domain with no ...
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Unable to Join Windows 8.1 Pro Clients to domain on windows server 2003

I have several Windows 8.1 Pro machines which will not join our domain on Windows Server 2003. These are brand new machines which were deployed at the same time as several others which DID join the ...
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Disabling the Microsoft LLDP Protocol Driver using Group Policy

I need to campus-wide disable the Microsoft LLDP Protocol Driver using Group Policy / SCCM / or any other means of centralized management, because I've written my own LLDP broadcast service I plan on ...
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Default mail registry

I'm deploying Win 8.1 via. SCCM with Office 2013 pre installed. I got an issue where even though Outlook 2013 is the default mail. the specific value mail:to (opening a direct mail link) .. attempts ...
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Bitlocker Group Policy for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2

it seems when I try to encrypt my hard drive on Windows 8.1, I get this error: When I check the Group Policy settings on the server, that's what we have, although, it says it's only compatible with ...
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Create Windows Recovery Image on Windows 8.1

I'm deploying some Lenovo ThinkPads for a small organisation. I want a simple recovery option if a user munges up their system. Luckily, they come preconfigured with the windows recovery partition ...
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Windows 8.1 Mail Client Sending via Postfix

I have a postfix server setup to accept outgoing mail from STMP authenticated clients. It has been working this way for many years with success for a large number of different e-mail clients. ...
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Is there a way to do ad hoc networking under Windows 8?

Is there a way to do Ad Hoc networking under Windows 8.1? As far as I can see the network needs to be true Ad Hoc as I'm attempting to create an ad hoc network between a variable number of IoT ...
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SSTP VPN connection errors

We're testing an Amazon EC2 server for a cloud application server and I'm trying to configure VPN access to it. I've read that PPTP cannot be used due to the blocking of GRE port 47 and that the best ...
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Can GPO templates in Server 2012R2 manage Win8.1 Win10 & Server 2012R2?

We just upgraded our DC to server 2012 R2 and testing Win8.1 / Win10 / Server 2012R2 with it. Just wondering that if the native admin templates in 2012R2's GPO can manage all win8.1/Win10/2012r2? or ...
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What features of Windows 8/8.1 Pro will not work without a Microsoft Account?

With respect to domain-joined Windows 8/8.1 Pro machines, what features of Windows will not work unless a Microsoft Account is used? Also, aside from "feature loss," are their any gotchas of not ...
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Forcing clients to get new IP Address from DHCP Server

I am running a DHCP server on Debian Wheezy, with isc-dhcp-server. Because people were connecting unauthorized machines, my DHCP leases were running thin, and eventually, authorized machines could not ...
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Windows 8.1 stuck in Automatic Repair boot loop - Proxmox VE [closed]

I installed Windows 8.1 64B in a VM on Proxmox-VE. It was running fine for a few days until it needed to be rebooted (updates). First I tried reinstalling the OS which worked, until it needed to be ...