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 deploy Windows-8 Enterprise Apps to other users?

Windows-8 (Metro) Apps can be installed using "sideloading", bypassing the Windows store in enterprise environments. In principle this is easy: Once you enabled sideloading (which is automatically ...
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Administrator view ALL mapped drives

In my understanding of security, an administrator should be able to view all connections to and from a computer - just as they can view all processes/owner, network connections/owning process. ...
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Windows 8 virtualization gives BSOD 0x0000005D

I find that, when trying to run windows 8 on Xen cloud (and also when running it in ESXi), the installer bluescreens with 0x0000005D (UNSUPPORTED PROCESSOR) Initially I thought it was giving the VM ...
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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 ...
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How do I install Server Manager on Windows 8 Professional?

I have downloaded and installed Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 on my Windows 8 Enterprise machine. Online resources suggest installing RSAT should also install Server Manager GUI, ...
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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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SMBD daemon spikes at 100% cpu usage when Windows 8 clients connect

I have a server running Ubuntu 12.04 running as a Samba server. The file system is an XFS formatted virtual drive on an LVM pool of physical drives. I recently upgraded our clients to Windows 8 and ...
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Can I use Windows 8 clients with a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller?

I'm sure I can, but are there any incompatibilities or problems to be aware of? We have a domain controller with a few Windows 7 clients already. It is working fine. I had the idea to install ...
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What are the differences between Windows Defender and Windows Intune Endpoint Protection and SCCM Endpoint Protection?

What are the functional differences between Windows Defender and Windows Intune Endpoint Protection and SCCM Endpoint Protection, apart from methods of management, if any? (I am referring to the ...
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Error Trying to Remotely Manage Hyper-V 2012 from Windows 8 Pro Without a Domain

I took sometime this long holiday weekend to install Hyper-V Server 2012 and Windows 8 Pro (on separate hardware, same LAN) to hopefully get a little more familiar with it. From the WIN8 client I am ...
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Activate Windows 8 with Server 2008 R2 KMS Host

I have a KMS host running Server 2008 R2 sp1. I have licenses and a KMS host key for Windows 8. I would like to use my existing server to activate these licenses. I've successfully applied the update ...
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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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Where can i find the latest unattended.xml schema (xsd)?

I'm working with Windows Server 2012, Windows Deployment Service (WDS), and Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). I created a base unattended.xml file. When I go to edit in an xml editor it's ...
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unlock-bde application not found error prevalent in Windows 8

I have encrypted a drive with BitLocker in Windows 8 Pro, but the drive will not auto-unlock. I can manually unlock the drive from BitLocker in the Control Panel. However from Windows Explorer, I ...
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Win 8 - how to prepare an image so it does not run through setup?

I am preparing a Win8 image to use as base for automatic deployments in Hyper-V at the moment. It seems that whenever a sysprepped image starts, it is running through the whole setup routine - which ...
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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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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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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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sql server trusted connection with windows 8 microsoft account

We have a few developers that work, connecting in through a VPN for access to the development SQL Server 2012. Historically they've used Win7 machines and develop the website against this database in ...
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How can I backup an Hyper-V VM in Windows 8?

How can I easily backup Hyper-V VM in windows 8? I windows 2012 I would do: wbadmin start backup –backupTarget: –hyperv: But in Windows 8, the option -hyperv doesn't seem to exist. Thanks!
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Windows 8 and SMB2 Issues

We're playing with the consumer preview of Windows 8 and having issues accessing some network shares in our environment. Basically, when I attempt to access a share directly ...
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KMS host setup: Windows 8 and Server 2012 support

As our client computer team is in the process of creating some Windows 8 images I have been charged with the setup of the KMS host to support this OS. I do currently run a 2003 KMS host that serves ...
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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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Connecting to IIS on Hyper-V Windows 8 host from XP virtual machine

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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Windows 8 profile creation video

I have a piece of software that deploys a local account on workstations via an MSI and creates a profile for it. In versions of windows prior to windows 8, the first time this account was used it ...
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Find expiration date of a certificate file which I do not have installed

I'm looking for a way to find the expiration of a certificate file (either .pfx or .cer) without installing it. I have access to read the file but can not install it.
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HyperV management through Windows 8

Consider the following setup: 1 Hypervisor 3 Clients (Server 2012 with AD, Server 2012, Windows 8). Now we can remote desktop into the Hypervisor and manage the VMs with the manager. This also ...
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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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Will a Windows 8 KMS key allow older operating systems to be activated?

To put our Windows 8 KMS key onto our KMS server running Server 2008 R2, it appears that we first need to remove the existing Windows 7/Server 2008 key. Is this the case? If so, do the new Windows ...
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Windows 8 Tablet authenticates to wireless network: Disconnects 3 seconds later

The wireless network is secured with WPA2 enterprise and has been in production for some time. Recently, we have had several Windows 8 clients that have been having a hard time joining the network. I ...
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Where is the Create New Connection button in the Connections panel in IIS 8?

I need to connect to a Windows server through IIS 8 to configure a website, but I can't create a new connection in my manager. The online documentation tells about a set of buttons I am supposed to ...
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Accessing (Windows Server 2008 R2) Virtual Servers using Hyper-V Manager for Windows 8?

I’m having several Windows Servers 2008 R2 which I previously accessed using Hyper-V Manager from Windows 7. On upgrading to Windows 8 and enabling the feature Hyper-V, this is no longer possible. I ...
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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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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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Windows 8 Client unable to open specific folder of SMB share from OSX Mountain Lion Server - every other share from same server is fine

After spending almost 3 days on this issue without any idea how to solve it or finding similar problems on serverfault and other communities, I guess I have to open a question. Here's the problem: We ...
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Is it possible to enable MSMQ from PowerShell on Windows 8?

Is it possible to enable MSMQ from PowerShell on Windows 8(.1)? If so, how does one do this?
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Clone Windows Hyper-V VMs?

I need to setup several Hyper-V VMs, all with the same base OS configuration. This is for a web site testing lab, so I'll need to start with Windows XP and then each one will have a different version ...
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Convert Windows 7 Virtual PC to Windows 8 Hyper-V

My business develops software, and as such I have setup Virtual PC servers on my Windows 7 work station. I've now upgraded to Windows 8, and didn't realize VPC was replaced with Hyper-V. Is there a ...
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windows 2003 under Hyper-V - can't send/receive ping

I've installed Windows 2003 x64 R2 SP2 under Hyper-V (the Windows Pro 8 edition). I have a NIC configured but I can't move any traffic on it. In particular I can't send or receive Pings. Scoreboard ...
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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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Installing Managed DirectX 9 on Win8

As part of a project I'm involved in, we're installing DirectX9 (including managed DirectX) components as part of our installation software. Before installing the DirectX we're installing .NET4. When ...
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Is there an internal Windows 8 app store for enterprise?

According to this MSDN article, Windows 8 apps can be installed through the Windows Store (users choose apps) or through sideloading (administrators choose apps to deploy). Is there an option for ...
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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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SQL Server 2012 Installation Hangs

We have a Windows 8 machine that we installed SQL Server 2005 on first. We then uninstalled it and installed SQL Server 2012 - unsuccessfully. The installation wizard hung at the point where it ...
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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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Cannot Connect to MsSql2008 R2 Database Engine, While Connecting to Other Services

I have installed MsSQL 2008 R2 on my computer as I have installed always before. But unfortunately this time, I cannot connect to Database Engine while I can easily connect to the other services like ...
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Windows 8 and SSL's EKU serverAuth flag?

I'm reading this tutorial which says, Your gateway certificate must have: An Extended Key Usage flag explicitly allowing the certificate to be used for authentication purposes. The serverAuth EKU ...
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Hyper-V swich, give internal network access to Internet on Win 8

I'm running a lab environment on my W8 laptop, using Hyper-V. I've set up a virtual switch that's internal, but I would prefer to give the internal machines access to the internet. Ok, why not an ...
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OpenVPN connection works fine in Linux but not Windows 8

I have a server set up running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and OpenVPN. When I connect to it using my home computer running Arch Linux the VPN connection works flawlessly. I can browse websites and watch videos ...
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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 ...