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 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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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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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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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 C:\Windows\System32\...
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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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What is the most reliable and effective way to compact a Hyper-V or Boot to VHD Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) file

I've seen (and tried) many ways to skin this cat, but none are quite as effective as I thought and require a number of manual steps. Here is my scenario: 1) I have installed an OS on a Dynamic ...
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Undelete windows 8 files/directories

User accidentally deleted directory with firm data on laptop with Windows 8. I booted Ubuntu liveCD but using : $sudo fdisk -l WARNING: GPT (GUID Partition Table) detected on '/dev/sda'! The util ...
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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 Files\\ClamAV-x64\...
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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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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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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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smbclient -M nt_status_bad_network_name error

I am trying to send a test message (for a test project) from my Ubuntu Virtualbox Guest to my Windows 8 host. I am getting the error nt_status_bad_network_name error. What I know that works: I can ...
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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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How migrate the contents of a Windows server?

We currently have webapps located on a windows 2008 server hosted with a cloud hosting company. I require to know how we can migrate/transfer the contents of the windows (current) server on to a new ...
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How do I reconfigure the default port or uninstall the interactive Javascript console in HDInsight?

The Microsoft HDInsight Preview is available for download and install via the Web Platform Installer, which bundles Hadoop on Azure installer. As part of the process, it installs something that ...
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Why does an invalid system time cause a SSL-webapplication to fail?

Question: We have a asp.net login page (SSL), with username and password. You enter them, you click ok, if the credentials are OK, you get redirected to the navigation page. If the credentials are ...
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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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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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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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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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ASP.Net/ASP.Net MVC Sites Hanging Indefinitely on IIS 8 on Windows 8

Environment I have recently been experiencing weird behaviour in my development environment when running ASP.Net websites locally on my Windows 8 development computer via IIS8. I have observed the ...
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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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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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SBS 2011 WSUS Updates Failing on Windows 8 client with error 800B0001

We recently set up an SBS 2011 Standard SP1 domain and manage all optional updates from this server. Critical/Security updates are configured to automatically install without approval. WSUS is ...
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Shares disappear on Windows 8 while logged in with admin account

Shares setup on Windows 2008 R2 with AD and OU's have been working and still work on Windows 7 on a Domain. I have 2 shares that work with normal domain accounts on Windows 8 pro but as soon as you ...
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Automatic binding of Windows 8 account with Live ID

Is it possible to do automatic binding of Windows 8 account with Live ID thru GPO, scripts, or some sort automated way that will basically do it for everyone in domain. There is an assumption that ...
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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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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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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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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 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 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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My Documents folder not being redirected via Folder Redirection Group Policy

I have Folder Redirection applied for My Documents to users that log on to Windows 8 machines. The GPO is set and applied using a Windows Server 2003 machine. The My Music, My Pictures and My Videos ...
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Windows 8 Lock Screen Background Disappears

I have a group policy that sets the lock screen background on Windows 8 and prevents users from changing it. It worked well for a while but recently it stopped functioning, and now the "Seattle" ...
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Windows Server Audit Failure from Client

Every several minutes I get an audit failure from one of my clients running Windows 8 on ports 56280 to 56294 in the event log of my server which provides DHCP/DNS/DC for that client. Do you have any ...
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Accessing IIS from internal IPs

I have a small webserver set up running Windows 8 Pro and IIS 8. One can access the site from the external domain easily enough, but accessing it internally becomes a chore given the fact that I want ...
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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 not connected to domain network

We have several Windows XP and Windows 7 PCs connecting to Windows server 08. Each user has designated mapped drive according to their groups. Recently when we moved to Windows 8, the network drive ...
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Obscure network fault, Server2012/Win8 - Code = (34) STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED, Printer GPO

Anyone got any clues what could possibly be causing this error. Environment is Server 2012 and Windows 8 with roaming user profiles, \Server\Profile$ & \Server\User$. The trigger that causes ...
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Failure running SQL2012 on Windows 8 with local service accounts

I have installed SQL2012 on a Windows 8 laptop that is on a domain. The domain includes a group policy that defines accounts that can "Log on as a service". I installed SQL Server 2012 using the ...
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Deleting files takes orders of magnitude longer when using a UNC path as opposed to a mapped drive

This is a strange one. I have a folder structure which looks like this: Folder A File Folder B File x2 Folder C File x4 Folder D File Folder E ...