Windows 8 went RTM on August 1st, 2012 and was released for general availability on October 26th, 2012. It contains many new features and changes, the most noticeable being a new graphical user interface, know as Modern UI. It is available in four major editions, Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 ...

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Windows 8 and 8.1 clients showing printer offline after reconnecting to the network

The print server is 2008 R2 with the most recent updates. This happens most often after a resume from sleep or if the user takes their PC to their home network. A restart of the PC or a restart of the ...
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Unable to join 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro Client to Windows 2003 domain. Win 7 works fine

I am unable to join a 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro Client to our Windows 2003 domain. A 64-bit Windows 7 client joins fine. After installing Windows 8.1, before joining to domain, if I run nltest ...
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Does bitlocker “waiting to be activated” mean it is insecure? [closed]

According to the bitlocker menu in the Win8 control panel it says bitlocker is "waiting to be activated". Per below article, this means it is pre-provisioned for encryption but "Microsoft calls the ...
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Windows 8 domain users receiving a different result when accessing a CIFS share through a certian name

We have a Netapp filer with CIFS shares. These are the records in our DNS: A record: filer5.main.example.com -> 192.168.1.5 CNAME record: foo.main.example.com -> filer5.main.example.com. Local ...
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Ping blocks on the first line

I have a problem with the "ping" command. I am unable to ping (Windows 8.1) During a ping request, the command remains blocked indefinitely after the first line. example: ping 192.168.1.200 ...
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User's emails disappearing off email server using Outlook 2013, Windows 8 and MailEnable 6.53

I am using Mailenable Enterprise version 6.53 but my question could relate to any e-mail server, I suppose. We have a user that is experiencing disappearing e-mails. When he connects to his mail ...
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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 completely reset Group Policy on a domain member?

We have a problem where domain members built from a certain Windows 8 image can no longer update Computer Group Policy. These domain member have recently been moved to a new Organisational Unit, but ...
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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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Setup Apache + mod_wsgi: incorrect function

I'm trying to setup an apache http server with mod_wsgi on a windows machine, but when I start the service, it fails to launch. In the Windows Event Log I get the following message: The Apache2 ...
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LogMeIn mess my wake-on-link?

I have windows 8.1 64 bit with an on-board network card (LAN: Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver for Windows 8.1*) Now - please notice : I have created an Acronis IMG right after installing ...
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How to delete active directory user profile from windows 8 enterprise 64-bit OS?

Can anyone help me how to delete active directory user profile in windows 8 enterprise 64-bit Operating System? I'm trying these steps to delete it but not getting any luck :(. "System Properties" -> ...
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Wireless adapter driver failure after Windows 8 update

Yesterday we deployed some of the latest Windows 8 and 8.1 updates to our users. One of them did loose network connectivity after the update. It turned out that their wireless adapter's driver was ...
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Is there a way to loop through Windows 8 Apps and remove them all?

Windows apps are annoying and I would like to remove them. Been playing around with Powershell and scripting and I wanted to know if there was a way I could make Powershell to loop through all the ...
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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on VMWare ESX - How to reduce base load

I just installed two new virtual machines with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on our VMWare ESXi 5.1 Server and noticed a base load of about 800 Mhz without the machine doing actual work. Now I wonder ...
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Connect to Windows Server 2012 Essentials without creating new user login for Windows

Is it possible to connect to a Windows Server 2012 Essentials without having to create a new user login for Windows? I want to just take someones Windows 8 machine and connect it to the server to ...
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Windows 7/8 Strongswan IKEv2 Wrong Gateway

I have setup Strongswan on Ubuntu 14.04 from the official package. I use IKEv2 with PKI authentication and a custom authorization plugin. This works great for Android and Ubuntu clients using ...
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how to log bandwidth usage on windows 8 [closed]

My Father has a Verizon jet pack (hotspot card). He is seeing 100+ MB spikes on the Verizon data usage report a few times a day. On July 4th the verizon data usage report online shows 6 GB were ...
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Windows 8.1 — PPTP VPN connection dies after a minute or two

First of all, I'm not sure if I should be posting this here on Server Fault or on Super User. Please forgive me if I should have posted it elsewhere. I've set up a PPTP VPN using Amazon EC2. I did ...
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Roaming Profile Control [closed]

I noticed that with Roaming Profiles enabled that even applications have been roaming. Is this normal? Is there a way to keep applications from roaming? I like how Firefox bookmarks move from machine ...
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Creating a template/default roaming profile

With Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter and running Windows 8.1 machines, is there a way to create a default or template that will contain shortcuts and files for a new user when they are created? ...
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BEX error for multiple applications on Windows 8

I am facing BEX error for multiple applications on my Windows 8 Laptop. This happens for both domain accounts as well as local accounts. I looked into the various answers which related to DEP but ...
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How do I correctly install windows 8 group policy on a 2008 server?

I'm currently working on a customer server that is running Windows Server 2008 R2. They are in the process of upgrading their machines to Windows 8. The problem they have is they don't want all the ...
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Pushing Windows Store apps silently

As part of a requirement I have been issued, I seek the ability to push apps from the Windows Store (.appx) to remote users. The framework surrounding the data transmission is sorted; What I need to ...
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Using virtual smart card for server-side keys?

Does anybody know if it's possible to store private keys, belonging to service account or computer account, on Windows 8 VSC (virtual smart card)? As far as I understand, requirement for 8-symbols ...
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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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Export snapshot from VMWare Workstation 8

How can I export a virtual machine from VMWare Workstation 8 to another physical computer which has VMWare Workstation 8? i.e. how can I move snapshots between different instances of VMWare ...
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Boot Windows 8 with RT and desktop applications in split screen view, feasible? [closed]

The way I expect this to work is as follows : Windows 8 starts and executes code, scripts or configurations... The Desktop application is launched and goes full screen The RT application is launched ...
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Turn Windows Features on or off, Windows 8, Windows Batch File

I am looking to produce a batch script that turns on a number of Windows Features as the same routine is currently performed on multiple machines, an example of this would be... Turn on Default ...
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How to reset Winsock without reboot

I often need to execute a Winsock reset, running netsh int ip reset and each time I have to restart the system. Is there a way to avoid that? Should I kill and restart explorer.exe? Restart some ...
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Will win8 boot if I disable UEFI? [closed]

I'd like to disable UEFI mode in case if something will go wrong with my laptop and I will need to load another OS to it. However it would be very unfortunate if switching of UEFI prevented win8 from ...
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Managing Windows 8 Start Screen Tiles

Using DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) it is possible to customize the initial Windows 8 Start Screen, although not in any satisfactory way. Is there an effective way to manage the ...
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Windows 8 inbound IPsec authentication failing?

I am getting some very strange behavior out of the Windows 8 Advanced Firewall / IPsec implementation. It appears now that all inbound traffic that isn't return traffic from a previously contacted ...
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Install mongodb as a service on Windows 8 [closed]

I am trying to install mongodb as a service on Windows 8. I am using the following command to install Mongodb. C:\mongodb\bin\mongod.exe --auth --config C:\mongodb\mongod.cfg --install And I am ...
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Upgrade from “audit mode” (pre-cloning) Windows 8 to Windows 8.1?

I have a Windows 8 in audit mode with a lot of applications installed, custom configurations done, and an answer file prepared, ready to be sysprepped for cloning. How do I upgrade to Windows 8.1, ...
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Remote Fax Console (fxsclnt.exe) on Win8

My boss just upgraded from WinXP to Win8 (finally!) and used to have a program c:\windows\system32\fxsclnt.exe which opened a Microsoft Fax Console that let her see a log of all incoming/outgoing ...
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Poor Task Scheduler Performance on Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

I am using the Windows Task Scheduler to start an elevated administrator program when a user logs on. The technique is based on this article: ...
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Domain group policies not applied on Win8

I'm totally desperate, I'm not able to set any group policy on domain level (with Samba 4 domain controler). The only user, the policies are applied on, is the Administrator. I have no idea, what's ...
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Access IIS 8 Localhost from internet [closed]

i want access my localhost(IIS 8 On Windows 8) from outside using internet access. I get my public ip from whatismyip.org (202.67.xx.xx) and follow this link to open a port(80,443,8081-8082). So i ...
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Windows Server 2012 Essentials Dashboard client app won't start after .NET Framework update on client [closed]

I'm running the 180-day trial of Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The client computer has Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) installed. A few days ago, a security update for the Microsoft .NET Framework ...
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Can diskshadow be installed in windows 8?

After finding out about diskshadow, I wanted to install it the systems I backups, there aren't issues with windows 2008 server, but I can't find the program in windows 8 (it's a pro version) On ...
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Printer GPO - [ hr = 0x80070706 “The print processor is unknown.” ]

Having some trouble on Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8 getting a Printer GPP (computer) to work. Printer GPP is created in: Computer config -> Preferences -> Control panel -> Printers but fails ...
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Can't login to LDAP with current Windows user

I'm trying to connect to AD server with various tools under Windows. If I provide my domain\username and password, I have no problems If I don't provide credentials, I do connect, but I have very ...
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shared network files showing as open when seen in client preview pane

I Have a client running with a Windows Server standard 2008 R2 that is hosting a series of shared network files. The issue I have is that when 1 particular user is opening / viewing these files. Once ...
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Windows 8 Hangs at first login ( domain account )

Good morining, i'm experiencing a systematic problem with new fresh joined to domain Virtual Machines with windows 8 and windows 8.1 installed operating system. The issue is that at first login the ...
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Can not access single HTTPS domain [duplicate]

I'm having a very weird issue with a certain HTTPS site. I have no crazy network setup or firewalls. Just computers behind a cable modem. I feel dumb but I can't figure it out for the life of me. ...
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Windows 8 - no internet connetction to some hosts while VPN is active

I use VPN to access the servers at work. When VPN is used, all network traffic to the Internet passes through my company network. It worked without any problems on Windows 7, now on Windows 8 some ...
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Internet Explorer not accessing site while in Protected Mode [closed]

Many of our users are reporting that they are getting a blank page when using IE10 or IE11 to access our website (play.net). The problem only occurs when IE is in Protected Mode. Sometimes the browser ...
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Why is Apache htdigest authentication failing in IE10 on Windows 8?

One of our developers reported that for the past week or two, the htdigest authentication that we have set up on our test sites in Apache is not working in IE10 on Windows 8. It's fine on IE10 on ...
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Extremely slow file transfers to Hyper-V VM on local machine

I am attempting to transfer a 1.3GB file from my local machine (Windows 8) to my local hyper-V instance (Windows 2012). The transfer begins at about 300kb/s and then swiftly drops to 12-20kb/s. The ...