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Uh... double-click the *.cer file. Feast your eyes on the part that says "Valid from x/x/x to x/x/x" This does not require installing the cert. What am I missing here?


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You can easily do this using the Administrative Templates that ship with Windows 8.1 You can import the Administrative templates by copying the *.admx and *.adml files from %systemroot%\policyDefinitions on your Windows 8.1 machine to your Domain Controller (preferably to the Central Store, alternatively to %systemroot%\policyDefinitions) Alternatively, ...


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The Compatibility tab is hidden for system files, so to replicate the functionality of the "Disable display scaling on high DPI settings" checkbox you would add the following to the registry: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers] "C:\\Windows\\System32\\mmc.exe"="~ ...


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No, that is not possible. If you create a local account with the same username+password, that should work for many activities. It's fairly easy to setup and test, so you may want to try that.


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Sure, when using the GUI, you would use the 'Windows Features' dialog through the control panel: To do the same thing in PowerShell you can use the Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature cmdlet. You need to know the internal feature names, to get these, run: Get-WindowsOptionalFeature –Online | ? FeatureName -match "msmq" | select FeatureName you get ...


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These are similar operating systems, but 8.1 is not just a patch to 8. It's a pretty major upgrade, and even has it's own version of the ADK. While it may be possible for you to find some hack/workaround to actually do this upgrade, that's probably not the best idea. You'd be getting yourself into the situation where you're imaging all your machines from ...


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Group policy that points them to the WSUS server. Microsoft has detailed information (oh my, 10 seconds on google, you know): http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc720539(ws.10).aspx The relevant group policy settings are under Computer Configuration, expand Administrative Templates, expand Windows Components, and then click Windows Update. and ...


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The RDP client is interpreting the ".\" locally and filling-in the name of the local computer rather than passing the ".\" literally to the remote computer. (I believe this changed around the time that the RDP security layer was abandoned in favor of SSL, but I can't give you a specific RDP client version number...)


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You can just use the install.wim from the DVD if you want a basic, non-updated, non-customized image to deploy. If you create your reference machine as a virtual machine, you can completely update the system, create a snapshot/checkpoint, then sysprep and capture the updated machine and then restore the snapshot for future image updating. This allows for ...


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While you're remoted into another computer, minimize your current RDP session, then right click on the Remote Desktop icon on the taskbar and select Remote Desktop Connection. See my screenshot (it's Server 2012, but it's the same concept exactly). Alternatively you can: Minimize your current RD session and hit Start+R on your keyboard which brings up ...


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I recommend you try the Application Compatibility Toolkit. No one here can pinpoint what exactly is wrong with the app, but this is what the ACT was designed for. I'll also point out common issues: Permissions (either file/folder, or registry) UAC You can't really work around the second one, but the ACT can provide you 'shims' that are sort of like ...


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Go to the metro start page, left under the icons there is a down arrow button. CLick it - it goes to the "all installed apps" repository. This will have a group for SQL Server (because sql server creates a folder).


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So you guys were right. Impossible to grant rights to a user outside of your own workgroup/domain. However, I found a workaround. Since I needed to start SQL Server (aka: ssms.exe), I've found that I can start a process as another user like so: runas /user:DOMAIN\user /netonly ssms.exe And it runs without problem SQL Server with Windows Authentication. ...


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I can't explain why the service disappeared, but I did figure out what happened to the data. Somehow, my my.ini file got completely wiped out. Once I got a copy of that file, I saw that the datadir value was set to C:/ProgramData/MySQL/MySQL Server 5.6/data\ This is not the default location of C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.6\data. It is, however, ...


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Sure, do it in the "specialize" pass: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <!-- snip --> <settings pass="specialize"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" ...


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February Update Rollup seems to have fixed the issue.


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From man 5 sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation Specifies whether sshd separates privileges by creating an unprivileged child process to deal with incoming network traffic. After successful authentication, another process will be created that has the privilege of the authenticated user. The goal of privilege separation is to prevent ...


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You can exclude certain nics from NLA (Network Location Awareness). Very common to do this in VMware workstation scenarios since the VMware nics always end up as unidentified/public. Here's how: Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} You will find enumerated keys like 0000, 0001, 0002 and ...


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because the service name is "SysMain" not "Superfetch". PS C:\Windows\system32> Set-Service -name SysMain -StartupType Disabled -Status Stopped However You will probably get now this: Set-Service : Cannot stop service 'Superfetch (SysMain)' because it is dependent on other services. because of these dependencies:


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'.\' would not work as that is 'your' computername. But you can use 'localhost' localhost\localadminusername


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To install the active directory powershell module: On a server install the remote server admin tools feature. On a client install the rsat tools after downloading the rsat installer. Then run 'import-module activedirectory'. This makes the active directory cmd-lets available for use. Reference link: ...


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Did you use the Windows System Image Manager (WSIM) to create your unattend file? What you have posted is incomplete. You are missing two lines at the top that will look like this: <?xml version=”1.0” encoding=”utf-8”?> <unattend xmlns-“urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend”> And the ending: </unattend> The WSIM tool adds these for you ...


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According to this link you can run the command setup.exe /auto:upgrade to automatically upgrade to 8.1.


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I wasn't able to get Global VPN Client working, but...There is a SonicWall client built into Windows 8.1 and it works for me. There are some directions here. http://en.community.dell.com/dell-blogs/dellsolves/b/weblog/archive/2013/09/05/mobility-for-business-built-in-to-windows-8-1.aspx


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I contacted SonicWALL chat support and they provided me with a beta of a Windows 8.1-compatible Global VPN which reports itself as v4.8.6.0826. So far it appears to be working, although I did need to enable DHCP-over-VPN and set the VPN's virtual adapter to "DHCP Lease" (which assigns IP addresses to connected VPN clients) before I was able to remote desktop ...


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Upgrade to version 4.8.6.0826 which you can download from https://www.mysonicwall.com/firmware/FreeDownloads.aspx once you've become a registered member.


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Consider what would happen when you add a second scope-vlan for another network that is getting to this DHCP server via a DHCP relay. The default gateway you have provided as a server wide option would typically not be valid on the second scope. The default gateway is usually something that is strongly tied to a specific scope, and not a particular DHCP ...


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The reason for that is that you can automate the creation of the reference image using MDT, which installs software, patches and stuff automatically, instead of building the reference computer on your own from scratch (which is not very "repeatable" as well) There's nothing stopping you from doing it manually though if you prefer to...


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Windows 8/8.1 does not have such a high constant base load, neither on physical nor on virtual machines. I have seen similar issues caused by software installations that corrupt the WMI stack (Unfortunately this is very hard to diagnose and fix), or maybe it is just caused by Antivirus software. Check what processes and/or services are causing the CPU ...


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add the path to the dism module to the environment variable path example: $env:Path = ($env:Path + ";C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Deployment Tools\amd64\DISM")



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