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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How do I get SonicWALL Global VPN to work with Windows 8.1?

I have been running SonicWALL Global VPN v4.7.3.0403 on Windows 8 without trouble for more than a year. Today I upgraded to Windows 8.1 RTM and noticed that it disabled my Global VPN connection. I ...
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checkpoint vpn connection windows 8.1

I am connecting to corporate network through checkpoint vpn client and looks connected.Problem is that I cannot make any remote desktop connection.I also tried to configure windows 8.1 vpn client.It ...
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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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“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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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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Keep remote Hyper-v hosts in manager on close

I have a windows 8.1 machine that I have installed the Hyper-v role on. We also have a couple of 2012 servers running hyper-v. I am currently managing them from my PC to make life easier. When I ...
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Remote Desktop Connection stops working when connection is closed

I just started using a new HP laptop with Windows 8.1 using the same domain account I've used for years. I can remote desktop to any server / VM on the local network, however when I disconnect the ...
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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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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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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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MSTSC: Black Areas on Remote Desktop

I'm connecting from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Hyper-V virtual machine running Windows 8.1 via RDP (mstsc.exe). The VM is hosted on the same machine from which I'm connecting. Everything was fine until ...
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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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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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LLDP in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

How do i make LLDP in Windows 2012 R2/Windows 8.1 give me some useful info, like, let's say ComputerName. From my Cisco Catalyst switch, LLDP neighbor is a Windows 8.1 box: SWITCH# show lldp neigh ...
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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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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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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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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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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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NFS mount on Windows 8 non-enterprise

I've read the answers to a similar question, but I'd like to ask it here with a very narrow scope. Assuming Windows 8, not enterprise (which means no services for unix applications providing native ...
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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 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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Running an administrative program under user account - domain edition

I am tearing my hair out here - could use a little help. It appears that the classic RUNAS does not function under a Domain environment. At least, I cannot get it to run in a Windows Server 2012 R2 ...
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Add a domain user to the Administrator group of a WORKGROUP machine not joined to the domain?

So I'm at a client and to connect to their SQL Server, I need to use SQL Server Windows Authentication. The thing is that I do have a user that allowed me to connect to their TFS server without any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hiding the active Administrator account in Windows 8

I am trying to use the integrated "Administrator" account in Windows 8. The problem is that I do not want this account to appear on the Welcome Screen for login. I tried to hide the account by using ...
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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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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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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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Cannot start WDS installation in default language with 2012 R2 boot image

I've a WDS server running Windows 2012 Server and I just uploaded Windows 2012 R2 images to the WDS server. Changed the boot.wim image to the one in the 2012 R2 ISO, but after this change, I was ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...