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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Windows 8.1 Wireless Authentication WPA2-Enterprise

For the network at my University I have to set wireless authentication to WPA2-Enterprise using TKIP encryption. Since Windows 8.1 doesn't seem to have the usual wireless settings, I tried doing it ...
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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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Active Directory control client hyper-v permissions

I've done lots of googling and the only thing I find relates to, I believe, Hyper-V server and not client Hyper-V. The scenario is that we have a domain here at the college and we are trying to use ...
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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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Windows 8.1 VPN error 800 when connecting to Mikrotik VPN router

After creating a new VPN connection on a Windows 8.1 machine, to a VPN server (using Mikrotik router), the connection times out and an error no 800 is displayed.
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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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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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Windows File Permissions don't apply to existing files

We rolled out this new Windows 8.1 machine on the domain recently, other desktops are still using XP. One of the software we install is the Oracle Client, it's installed manually on the machine using ...
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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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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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Use desktop Windows as MSSQL server? [duplicate]

Is it legal to use a desktop OS with MSSQL to serve about a dozen users? I know it's not recommended, but is it breaking the license agreement? Performance wise, I doubt I'll see any difference for ...
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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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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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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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RDSH 2012 R2 Printers Duplicating And Cannot Be Removed

I have a Windows 2012 R2 RDS Server farm and printers deployed via a VBS Script i.e. Dim objNetwork Set objNetwork = CreateObject("WScript.Network") objNetwork.AddWindowsPrinterConnection ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remove Windows Store from start screen with GPO [closed]

I have several Windows 8.1 Pro machines connected to my domain controller which is a 2008R2 server. I cannot figure out how to remove the Windows Store, Sky Drive and Photos from the start screen. Can ...
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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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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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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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Windows 8.1 TPM ownership on Server 2008 R2 schema - not to spec?

My organization is running AD DS on Server 2008 R2 schema. Already a bad start, I know, but let's pretend that's impossible to change. In our default domain policy, we have the following setting ...
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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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Event Log service broken on Windows 8.1 dev machines

On two separate Windows 8.1 installations with Visual Studio 2013 installed, the event log service errors on any attempt to read from/write to it. When I open Event Viewer I get this message when ...
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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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WDS error: Windows cannot install required files. Make sure all files required for installation are available, and restart the installation

I have a Windows 8.1 x64 image that I sysprep'd and captured onto a Windows 2008R2 WDS server. When attempting to install it on a fresh client, the first action "Copying Windows Files" happens in ...
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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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VMWare ESXi error: Failed to deploy OVF package: Invalid configuration for device '6'

I am trying to install a Windows 8.1 from http://modern.ie on an ESXi 5.5 server using the vSphere client. When I try to deploy the OVF template I get the following error message: Failed to deploy ...
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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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OpenGL 4+ will not work on RemoteFX with Windows Server 2012 Standard host and Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise/Windows 8.1 Enterprise VMs

I have installed Windows Server 2012 Standard on the following hardware: -Intel desktop motherboard with Virtualization hardware support. -16 GB of RAM -Intel i5-2500 (Supports SLAT) -nVidia Quadro ...
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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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Windows 8.1 domain computer cannot see it's own domain

Quite a perplexing one. I have a Windows 8.1 machine (completely up to date on patches from Windows update) that I want to join a Windows Server 2008 (R1) domain. When I log into the local ...
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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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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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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 ...