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features of Windows will not work unless a Microsoft Account is used? None. You only lose features of various software, and 99% of that is conveniences that nobody will miss. You lose the "Store" completely, and applications like "Weather" need to have the location configured (they can't just pull that data from your account). Are their any gotchas ...


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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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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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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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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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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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Nothing, the only real "functional" loss is that computers will no longer sync the application and user configurations across machines, and some software from the store will prompt for credentials when run.


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You don't need to download and install RSAT for this. Hyper-V Manager, while technically an "RSAT technology", is shipped with Windows 8/8.1, rather than with the RSAT package. According to Microsoft: Hyper-V tools are not part of Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8. They are available as part of Windows 8. You do not have to install RSAT ...


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


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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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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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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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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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The Windows security model doesn't differentiate between "Shutdown" and "Restart". In terms of user rights assignments they're the same thing. I've had some similar scenarios with task-oriented computers where I'd sometimes need the user to be able to restart the computer (but not shutdown). (I can't say I've ever been happy with these situations but we ...


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Maybe this is related to KB2962806. You should try to apply it. I don't know how to apply this update because it is not available on the Microsoft site. I only get it with the automatic Windows update but not on every computers. This update solved a similar problem for me. And since this update is applyed on SOME computers, every others work too. I didn't ...


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If you already have an existing Z: drive connected to something else, you will need to remove it (net use /delete z:). If you still have an existing vSubst configured, you may need to remove it. For regular drive mappings: From a command prompt:, net use z: \\dir\bin. From windows explorer: Go to Computer/Map Network Drive Enter Z for the drive ...


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If you did not tick the "Remove this item when it is no longer applied" box on the "Common" tab of the Drive Map Group Policy Preferences entry then, by default, the preference will persist even after the GPO no longer applies.


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There are two main settings you'll want to configure: First, you'll want to enable No auto-restart with logged on users for schedules automatic updates installations. This setting will ensure that the computer will never automatically restart for update installation if a user is logged on, effectively preventing anyone getting interrupted in the middle of ...


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The Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 .admx files are one and the same, so you should be able to fully manage Windows 8.1 clients from your Server 2012 R2 domain controller's GPO/ADMX store.


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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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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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Ok, reading up a bit on SSTP helped. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947026 suggests that the IIS certificate is used (scenario 4) but we had multiple SSL certs on the same server/website (you can reach it as http://machinename/ or http://remote.domain.com). Fixed it by opening IIS Sites => Default Web site Bindings (right edge) Edited each HTTPS ...


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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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In addition to Mark Henderson's comment you may also want to check out the Optimization Guide for Windows 7 and Windows 8 Virtual Desktops in Horizon with View @ VMware.com and follow most of those optimizations which may cut down on CPU usage, and will for sure cut down on disks I/O because desktop OSes are far more I/O intensive if left unchanged than ...


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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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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 ...


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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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