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windows not booting after installing docker desktop [migrated]

I installed docker 4.9.0, after the installation I restarted the system as suggested. I got error "your device run into a problem and needs restart" My system is windows 10 pro 12gb of Ram ...
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Can I run Discourse on a headless server with no GUI?

I have Ubuntu 20.04.3 on a Raspberry Pi 4B. I am unable to install any GUI desktop apps. The purpose of building this server was to run Discourse or similar service. So far all applications that ...
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Desktopinfo stuck in Powershell

I packaged desktopinfo with chocolatey, it can install and will show me app on the upper right side of my screen, however, in powershell, it stuck at "installing desktopinfo". Here is my ...
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Restrict users from saving on their Desktop and saving on a specific folder

Restrict users from saving on their Desktop and saving on a specific folder I want to restrict my users to save files on their desktop and on a specific folder like (C:\Users\user_name\Desktop\Desktop ...
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Missing UEFI Boot Path Security on Dell Precision 3620

So we are in an academic environment, and to protect our machines, all of them have a BIOS password enabled. We also "thought" this would automatically enable "UEFI Boot Path Security&...
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WIN10 - How to forbid users to change their desktop items using active directory GPOs

I would like to set up a GPO so users cannot edit, delete, add or rename desktop items anymore. So far I activated: user config - guidelines -- administrative templates --- desktop ---- desktop ----- ...
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Windows Certificate Authority Server runaway issuing certs

In our environment, we have a Windows Certificate Authority server. We've distributed our CA to our folks, and generated some certificates with CSRs for internal websites. That works great. We tried ...
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Windows Certificate Authority - Auto Enroll RDP certificates trusted CA error

So I'm running into an odd issue. I just setup a Windows Certificate Authority server and am able to use the web interface to issue Web SSL certs. My Fortigate and Fortianalyzer both have certs from ...
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How to connect to PostgreSql database in docker (linux) container from windows desktop via vbscript

I face the following error in trying to connect to PostgreSql database in (linux) docker container from windows desktop via vbscript: Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers (30, 11) : FATAL: ...
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Having a Secure / Copy Protected DESKTOP Environment in Cent OS Linux

We have a VPS / Bare-metal server rented on a data-center and we access them over internet through user ID and password. It is running CentOS 7. That is direct access and there's no VPN in between. We ...
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Windows Virtual Desktops - Doubts

I am looking for some solutions to avoid buying laptops and one that I found is: Windows Virtual Desktop. I used azure calculator for: Windows Virtual Desktop Region East US 2 Type Pooled 100 named ...
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Is there a way to re-build a physical machine (into golden image) without dedicated hardware?

I have a small office (total of 6 computers) for translation, Due to the fact that many of the documents are private and personal and the security risk of opening word documents, pdf and so, I would ...
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What is this 4-pin-power probe-like thing?

On the wire, it says (approximately) TSW1104 4305. The power plug looks like a standard desktop 4-pin. I found it in a box of random components. I've no idea where or when I got it, and my attempts to ...
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Test cases to verify that VM image is working

I'm currently working on my homelab using automation. I'm currently building Ubuntu images which are supposed to be distributed to my students when they are having labs. I'm wondering: Is it possible ...
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Windows Virtual Desktop Spring 2020 - Internal Server Error

I have a WVD - Windows Virtual Desktop setup using the Spring 2020 update. I have setup a new DC, New domain, New o365, new AD connect. I have setup a session host pool, application group and ...
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Desktop email client issue in Outlook

One of the user has sent an email Which was not delivered to the recipient. I can trace the email and found the "connection timed out " error in messages logs. Is there any way that user can get to ...
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Users cannot log into VM server that is joined to a DC

I've been having a problem recently where i have a VM machine that is running windows server 2012 which is connected to a DC running the same OS, on the DC i have ADUC running with all of my users ...
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Securing System Monitoring wall display PCs

I have several windows machines which drive dashboards on wall mounted displays for system and network monitoring. I would like to be able to secure them from unauthorized access or modification. ...
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Virtual Desktop billing calculation method Amazon / Azure or Google

I want to run couple of VMs for charity on Cloud and not sure about billing hence this question. If I create a Virtual desktop / Workspace on one of cloud provider they say they charge per minute or ...
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How Do I Remove Extraneous Desktop Icons From Unauthorized Users On Windows Server 2016

I have an application server into which multiple users log in daily, but some software that's been installed only for certain users crept into everyone's desktops with unwanted launch icons. How do I ...
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2020: Why do people use expensive rack servers when desktop/mini pcs are way cheaper? [closed]

First of all, it's 2020... not 2010. A DELL R240 (The lowest end server) costs about $1500. A small/mini desktop pc which is at least 3x faster costs only $500 (Example the Intel NUC) Also to note:...
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Remote Desktop Windows 10 over OpenVpn network

I have an OpenVpn Access server(V2.7.4) being hosted on a VPS. My goal is to remote desktop into to another client connected to the VPN server sitting in another city (both running Win10 pro). My ...
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Windows 10 GPO Ease of access disables background by default

I have deployed a specific desktop background image for all users of our domain via GPOs. This does work like a charm, yet "ease of access" defaults displaying of a desktop background image to "...
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Desktop To Command Line Toggle for Default Command Line Environment? [closed]

[Fedora 30 Webserver] I am wanting to use MySQL Workbench and Wireshark (amongst other things) on my server, but neither of those two programs can be made to work on the command line; so what I am ...
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CentOS desktop startx no screen found on VPS

I installed Gnome/KDE/XFCE,... on CentOS 7 on a VPS yum groupinstall "Server with GUI" yum groupinstall "GNOME Desktop" or yum groupinstall "Server with GUI" yum groupinstall "Xfce" But when I ...
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How to take periodic screenshots from Windows 7 in background for upload or email

My org manages a fleet of ~150 kiosks. We have Teamviewer installed on every machine. They are all separate installations, geographically dispersed around the country.The kiosks are all running ...
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Windows 10 remote administration stopping

I have a windows 10 machine with remote administration enabled in my office. I used to connect to it for quite a while, and suddenly somewhere last summer it began to behave oddly. I can access the ...
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VNC Server which attaches to current session

I use Debian 9 + fluxbox so there are no 1click enable remote desktop solutions: http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/tightvnc The problem with tightvnc, that (at least by default) it will spawn a ...
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LDAP user can log in from tty but not login manager

Configuration CentOS 7.5.1804 GDM, LightDM, SDDM tested yum group "KDE Plasma Workspaces" as desktop environment, GNOME also tested LDAP logins provided by sssd, /home/* mounted via autofs over NFS ...
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Can't Remove Windows GPO Wallpaper Restriction

As a small prank on one of my coworkers I created a group policy object that forced a specific wallpaper (Desktop Background) on her profile whenever she logs in. Laughs were had by all. I deleted ...
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Unable to login to dedicated server over remote desktop

I have a dedicated server which I rented on online.net. It's a Windows Server 2012. I changed the administrator password from within the server, but now I can't login to my server over remote desktop. ...
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Is the server without GPU is good for remote desktop? [duplicate]

I want to buy a server 4 cores Intel Xeon E3-1220 v5 (16 GB RAM) but without GPU. Is it OK to use as a remote desktop computer? I know that we need GPU to show images on the screen but I don't know ...
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Desktop shortcut yields different environment variables than command line

I have just installed a software package. This package created a desktop shortcut to launch the software. When I double click the shortcut it launches the software. Within the software app ...
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The Local Security Authority Cannot Be Contacted when attempting to login to any RDP session from a workstation

I have, what seems to be, a very unique situation happening here. At one stage RDP Connections were working perfectly, until one day, it literally just stopped. The user now encounters the exact ...
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How can I get the "This PC" Icon to show on the Desktop?

How can I persuade Windows Server 2012 onwards to put the "This PC" icon on the Desktop? In Server 2008 it could be achieved through right-clicking the "Computer" icon in the Start ...
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How to set desktop background color for all users for domain Windows machines?

I have some Windows Server machines joined to a Active Directory domain. How can I set the desktop background color for all users on selected machines, so that the background color reminds them that ...
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Remote Desktop listening IP

I have multiple Windows 2012 R2 servers. Each server is using just one NIC port that has around 15 IPs binded to it. I want to configure RDP to only listen on one IP, I've configured rules on windows ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 - Desktop Icon Drop Shadow Bug

Background I have a client who uses Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH) role installed, and all their employees work on them (two servers in an RD pool). They have a ...
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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V RDP from anywhere

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter installed with the Hyper-V manager activated. Within the Hyper-V Manager I have installed two virtual machines. First virtual machine is a Windows Server ...
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NAS drive in a desktop system

I know that NAS drives are specifically designed for the constant usage. meaning a system that is on 100% of the time. Is it possible to install these drives in a desktop computer that needs a more ...
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Allow users to change theme but not desktop Windows Server 2012

I am running Windows Server 2012 for a school. I have recently updated the computers to Windows 10. I am trying to allow students to change their theme, but not their desktop background. In GP, I had ...
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Can't Remote Desktop To Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

I enabled RDP, set static IP address, created a local administrator account and made sure remote management was enabled. I can ping the server fine. On the client machine thats running Windows 10 I ...
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citrix desktop mode from seamless mode

There is one client who is using citrix xenapp and citrix online plugin V11. They are using citrix in seamless mode. Can we change seamless mode to desktop mode somehow? What is the procedure for that?...
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Desktop redirected Icons

I need to set a static custom icon for a website's shortcut. The desktop is redirected on a server 2008 domain via GP. Need an easily recognizable icon for young children versus having Chrome or IE ...
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How to copy a file to common desktop (how to address common desktop) with Group Policy?

Using Group Policy Object > User > Preferences > Windows Settings > Files I can copy a file to user desktop using a target file name like this: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\targetfile.txt. Now I'm trying to ...
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Can't add built-in Remote Desktop Users group on DC to Remote Desktop Users on 2012 server

I have new 2012 servers and so far its only set to allow administrator to remote in. In Computer Management/Remote Desktop Users, the only member is administrator. When I try to add the built-in ...
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Win10 - Open RDP using Win-key + name of server

I need to RDP to many servers. On Win7 i put all RDP links into the C:\Users\%user%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder, making it possible to press the "Windows key + name of ...
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Installing a Desktop Environment on a headless CentOS 7 server by CLi only [closed]

I am looking to install a Desktop environment on my headless Centos 7 server, and retain the headless functionality of the server. I have one caveat. I am nowhere near the server. It is in a server ...
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Microsoft Windows Terminal Server synchronizes my local desktop

I'm connecting to several Windows Terminal Servers(2008 R2 Enterprise - 2012 R2 Standard). Everything worked fine until some weeks ago it took me more than one hour to connect(usually ~2-5 mins). The ...
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HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF won't boot from USB drive. Solution [duplicate]

Can't get an HP 8200 Elite Small Form Factor to boot from USB. (MP8200 Elite SFF PC) BIOS version: J01 v02.15 ME Firmware version 7.1.3.1053 Tried on two different computers, with same BIOS version ...
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