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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Most likely source of infection? [on hold]

I have a refurbished HP Envy Laptop. When loading for first time, it asked me to create a new account, so I hope it is safe. Anyway, the McFree virus check seems active for some reason (e.g. blocks ...
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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 8.1 Suddenly Ignores Hosts File [migrated]

Good evening. After hours of research regarding the given topic and no working results until now I came here. I know that the problem of ignored hosts files on Windows platforms is a known issue. ...
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Share Hyper-V virtual machine [migrated]

I'm starting out with Hyper-V and have following use case: I created a virtual machine (Windows 2008R2 Standard) on my desktop Hyper-V host (running win8.1). I'd like to use that virtual machine also ...
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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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Will Deactivating Windows 8.1 Allow for Reactivation Without Ill Effect [migrated]

I own a Full Windows 8.1 Install and mostly will use it as a guest on VMware virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.10 as host. Rarely, I'll want to boot from Windows using a USB 3.0 external bootable drive. ...
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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 8.1 Pro will not work without a Microsoft Account?

With respect to domain-joined Windows 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 using ...
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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 ...
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“Access is denied” when trying to start service even when running Administrator/elevated

I'm using sc start "MyService" from an elevated "Administrator: Command Prompt" but am getting the following error: [SC] StartService FAILED 5: Access is denied. For completeness, the error ...
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Error starting cygwin sshd on Windows 8 [closed]

After installing sshd via cygwin on Windows 8 on a system that is not on a domain, the service will not start but gives an error such as: Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start. ...
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Install Windows Server 2012 on the SSD from the HDD [closed]

How can I install Windows Server 2012 on the SSD from the HDD, installed Windows 8.1? Laptop, which has no DVD or USB or network access.
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WSUS configuration for Windows 8.1 clients

I have set up WSUS 2.0 (on 2008 R2). All client side machines are running Windows 8.1. At the request of the users, i have been running with the below GP configuration so WSUS is less intrusive, and ...
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how to let a user change network settings without admin rights, hostednetwork mode change, runas

I look forward to make it possible for ordinary users, without admin rights, so that they can switch the local wireless card to a hostednetwork (windows softAP mode). the netsh command here is clear ...
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Office 2013 shares CMID (KMS) with Windows 8.1?

Szenario: We have many Computers, which we are going to re-image every month. After all PCs are imaged, they sure all have the same UID (Windows 8.1 and Office 2013), so we are rearming them. For ...
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How to unconditionally map UID/GID of all clients to those set by NFS server?

I have a virtual machine with Ubuntu 12.04. On this machine I have a directory that I want to advertise to the external world via NFS: <PATH> ...
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Prompt for Certificate Password When Accessing EFS Shares

My boss wants to set up encrypted file shares using EFS on Windows Server 2012 R2 Boxes accessed by Windows 8.1 clients. I've been able to set the default DRA, issue certificates in test cases and so ...
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Windows 8.1 RDP -shadow session

Is it possible to establish RDP shadow session in Win 8.1 Pro VM on Win 8.1 Pro Host? I can RDP into the VM from an external client (credentials saved): mstsc.exe /v:68.560.92.1 In the VM I ...
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use sysprep for windows custom deployment, but leave settings like keyboard, start menu the same

I am trying to create a "base/reference" installation of Windows 8.1 which I can use to deploy to other computers with different hardware. After a lot of research, I was pointed to sysprep and ImageX ...
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Windows 8: GPO to block shutdown without blocking restart?

Windows has a local security policy for disabling the ability to shut down a computer, but this also blocks the ability to restart the machine. Is there a way to block only shutdown without blocking ...
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Why is Windows 8.1 Update and its prerequisites considered “not required” by SCCM?

I have a fresh (<2 months old) installation of a standalone SCCM 2012R2 server. I have installed the software update point and WSUS on the same server. SCCM and WSUS are synchronizing and some ...
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For a drive formatted with ReFS, with a mirror, will it self heal if there is a bad sector?

Under Windows 8.1, if I format a drive to ReFS, then add a mirror using Disc Management, will it self heal if there is a bad sector on one of the drives? Or do I have to use Storage Spaces to take ...
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Mount NFS share and symlink it to a directory using non-Administrator account

I'm on Windows 8.1 Enterprise and what I'm trying to do is to have a python script that will: Mount an NFS share for the current user Create a symlink in the current working directory to a drive ...