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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How to host two web applications with different “domains” in IIS 8

I have setup to entries in my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 mymvcapp.dev www.mymvcapp.dev 127.0.0.1 mywebapi.dev www.mywebapi.dev In the first I want to host my mvc app and the second entry is for ...
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Access Denied when using Copy to LPT port

I print some data to a connected printed via the dos COPY command. It works great when the printer is set to "spool" but when using "print directly to printer" windows returns an access denied error. ...
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Hyper-V 2012 move fails to another Hyper-V 2012 host while using Windows 8 machine to do the move

I have 2 machines with Hyper-V 2012 (free, console version) that I manage from Windows 8. Whenever I want to move any machines from there's always this error. I have enabled Kerberos, I setup ...
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Multiseat software differences

I am in the position of creating a multiseat configuration. My requirement is something which works on win8. I have narrowed my solutions down to Aster V7 from www.ibik.ru . As far as my research ...
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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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Windows port forwarding, local machine to server

I'm working on Windows 8. I'm trying to connect to an OpenStack cloud which is hosted on a remote server but has a public IP to the API. However, making API calls require calls to additional services ...
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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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Desktop Wallpaper through group policy for Windows 8 client

I Have Windows 2008R2 server with active directory. All client systems are Windows 8/8.1 Pro. I need to push corporate wallpaper through AD GPO on client system, I have created a shared folder on ...
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clamav: cannot scan from a file list on Windows?

salt win8 grains.item osfullname win8: ---------- osfullname: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation salt win8 cmd.run shell='powershell' '& "C:\\Program ...
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Why can I not connect vpn with Windows 8 and Cisco VPN?

I've installed Cisco VPN Client to connect with remote desktop but it doesn't work. When I try to connect with Remote Desktop I get this error: "Cant connect with remote server...." If I try with ...
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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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How do I disable the automatic datetime in an azure virtual machine?

I want to be able to change the date and time on my vm to dates in the past. Every time I change it, it automatically changes back because of this setting. Unfortunately I cannot change it because it ...
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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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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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Can't access network path of localhost specified with a host

I use Windows. Using Run window, I type \\127.0.0.1 and enter. Viola, a window appears that shows my shared folder, a network view of my PC. Now I add a simple DNS entry to the ...
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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 8: Launch application on logoff

I created an application (.NET Windows Forms) which shall be launched after a user presses the "Logoff" key in Windows 8. It works in Windows 7 but Windows 8 shows instantly the logoff screen and ...
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Connecting to IIS on Hyper-V Windows 8 host from XP virtual machine [closed]

I have a windows 8 machine running an XP virtual machine with Hyper-V. The virtual machine uses an 'external' virtual switch, and after 'Integration Services Setup', it can see the internet ok. My ...
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Remote desktop connection to WinPE 8.0 [closed]

I'm trying to find the way to configure WinPE (Windows Preinstallation Environment) 8.0 for RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) connection. Actually I need to connect over RDP to running WinPE based on ...
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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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Disable saving network credentials Windows 8

We're having 3 Workstations running Windows 8 with network access to our internal LAN. They're not member of the domain to ensure access control. When a user now tries to access a network share, he is ...
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IIS 8.0 500.19 error on only the first request

I am running IIS 8.0 locally on my machine for testing purposes. I have installed PHP through the web platform installer and everything is working correctly. The only issue I'm running into is the ...
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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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Connecting to other instances of Hyper-V Manager in domain

I have a test environment that I host from my computer. I have configured an external switch so that it can be accessed by others. Windows 8 Enterprise and Hyper-V Manager Version: 6.2.9200.16384 If ...
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Surface Pro 3 touch and home button drivers breaking after sysprep and capture?

hoping someone might be able to help me here. I'm running deployments for Surface Pro 3s in our environment and we have a working deployment system with WDS/MDT 2012 on a Server 2012 box, and things ...
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Active Directory windows 2012

I have problem with windows 2012 active directory. one of the client machine which is windows 8 could not login to active directory we need to close network connection to login windows 8 local and ...
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Windows 7 versus 8 Access CNAME'd Share

Here's a situation that came up yesterday: we have a share on a machine we have to access using an alias (CNAME). The machine is running Windows Server 2012 R2, and services Windows 7 and 8 clients. ...
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Manage Windows Server 2008 R2 Terminal From Windows 8

I am managing a small network at work that consists of a server running Windows Server 2008 R2 and about six PCs with Windows XP. We are starting the process of transitioning to Windows 8. The first ...
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Bridging Hyper-V virtual network and physical network kills physical network connection [closed]

I've added a VM in Hyper-V on Windows 8 Pro and created a Virtual Switch. The Virtual Switch is set to "Internal network". On the host machine, I go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > ...
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Open Windows Server 2012/Windows 8 Start Menu

I realize that Windows Server 2012 (and Windows 8) removed the start menu button and replaced it with moving your mouse to the upper right corner of the screen. This works fine when the desktop is ...
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Do not allow passwords to be saved with RD Gateway in Remote Desktop Client

I'm trying to disable the Remember my credentials in the Remote Desktop Client via a Local Group Policy or registry. But the DisablePasswordSaving setting does not have an effect when a RD Gateway is ...
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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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Workstations hang on “Change Password” after expired Password

For one of our customers we have configered a maximum password age of 90 days. If those 90 days are over, the users are forced on logon to change their password. This worked fine for the past 9 ...
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OpenVPN service mode connection from Windows 8 fails after shutdown

I have an openvpn server that works fine, but have an issue on a Windows 8.1 station that is configured in service mode. I have installed it already to more Win8 PCs but not in service mode. The ...
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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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Direct Access Stacking network filter driver before iphttpsinterface

Is there any way I can stack up my NDIS filter driver on top of iphttpsinterface, which is a virtual tunnel adapter provided by Microsoft for Direct Access. With this, I would like network traffic ...
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WinRM HTTPS Connection to Windows 8 Systems

I have a couple virtual Windows 8 clients that I will be using to run some tests against a server. I set up WinRM so I can easily pull the data back from all the clients for analysis but the data ...
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Windows 8 IE 10 TLS Handshake Errors to Apache 2.2 on Centos 6.6

We are really stumped on this. During an upgrade to a newer Apache environment running on CentOS 6.6 we encountered weird problems with TLS connections from Windows 8 machines. The first hint at the ...
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LDAP Bind failure / GroupPolicy 1006 / ErrorCode 81 (on one workstation only)

Multiple domain accounts on this same workstation yield the same error; those same accounts on other workstations sail through with no problems. It's occurring intermittently: roughly about 9 out of ...
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How do I resolved “Error 13843: Invalid Payload Received.”?

When Windows 8 tries to connect to my Strongswan VPN I get the following error, Error 13843: Invalid Payload Received. I'm not sure how to resolve it or what causes it. My charon log has this, ...
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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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Running powershell like a process to monitor for event changes

I would like to have powershell manage network profiles for me depending on where I connect to. Mostly for my three work locations I jump between. I need specific IP off the wireless networks so I can ...
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Resync windows time after a long power outage

I'm facing the following situation: We have a computer with Windows 8 Standard Embedded. The machine is an industrial computer that doesn't have a CMOS Battery but a capacitor (a Gold Cap acting as a ...
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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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Can I schedule a windows task to run in an interactive desktop session?

I'm trying to create a scheduled task that will run once daily on a dedicated machine. The task will run an exe. That exe does a bunch of things, including running automation that manipulates the ...
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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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Import Module from newer Powershell Version

I was asking myself if I could import PowerShell modules from a newer Windows version. The *-NetAdapter CMDLets in Windows 8 and 8.1 are quite nice, so I wanted to use 'em in Windows 7 too. ...
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Can't reach shared folder from VM over VPN

My network knowledge is a bit lacking so I'm looking for some help on why we can't access a shared folder. We have a Windows 8 VM on a Mac host that is sharing a folder that we want accessible from ...
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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 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 ...