Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange
Join us in building a kind, collaborative learning community via our updated Code of Conduct.

Questions tagged [windows-8.1]

Windows 8.1 is an updated version of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8.1 went RTM on August 27, 2013 and was released for general availability on October 17, 2013. There are 4 versions of Windows 8.1, matching those that were available in Windows 8. They are: Windows 8.1, Windows 8....

0
votes
0answers
25 views

How to determine what causes rogue key_up events

I have a Samsung laptop running Windows 8.1 in front of me, which has the following symptoms: When holding down the Windows key, the start menu opens, closes, opens, closes at a high rate Holding ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Windows 8.1 - Group Policy settings removed from server but not from PC

I have a Windows 8.1 machine that I applied the background group policy setting to using Windows Server 2008 R2. I had it so that it set a background and then prohibited the user to change the ...
0
votes
1answer
126 views

Windows client isn't getting IP address from Windows DHCP server (through a Linux DMZ)

I have the following: 1 x Windows Server 2012 R2 (DHCP) 1 x Windows 8.1 client 1 x CentOS 7 (DMZ/Firewalld, minimal) All in Hyper-V environment Server attached to vPrivat Switch Client attached to ...
-1
votes
1answer
90 views

How can I check that all files on copied partitions are OK? [closed]

I've moved my OS and copied another data partition to new SSD with AOMEI Assistant's "Migrate OS to SSD" and "Partition copy" respectively. How can I check that every copied file and partitions in ...
0
votes
0answers
131 views

Is direct hosting SMB 3.x over TCP standard or optional these days, if optional how do I make my computer use it?

I just came across this page ("Direct hosting of SMB over TCP/IP"). It's quite old, so I can't be sure if it's the standard these days. It refers to disabling NetBIOS over TCP and disabling WINS, ...
1
vote
0answers
315 views

System network buffers leaking/fully used, on Windows x64 with plenty of free RAM. How to diagnose and resolve?

This is related to this question and extends it. The symptoms are the same - 2012R2 x64 with 64GB RAM (21GB used), ping and nslookup both work fine, but IE won't open web pages, net use X: \\share ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

Proper way to increase Windows 8.1 client volume size after iSCSI target increase

We increased the size of our iSCSI target from 500GB to 1TB. The only computer that connects to this target is a Windows 8.1 workstation. We would like the workstation's volume to increase and take ...
0
votes
1answer
996 views

How to configure a VLAN on Windows 8.1

Basically there is a media converter installed at my customer and from this media converter there is an UTP cable to my network adapter. This circuit is delivered to me with a VLAN(tagged) and to ...
1
vote
1answer
642 views

How To Find Minimum Prerequisites for April 2017 KB4015550 Windows 8.1 Update?

I'm attempting to manually install critical-only updates to a Win 8.1 box. I found April 2017 windows8.1-kb4015550-x64_516ecbc130cb85fe3ae74f04c9f2cc791b669012, which i believe is critical updates ...
1
vote
0answers
104 views

Getting error 12206 “Proxy chain loop” when connecting to an IP from local subnet

Config: TMG is up at 10.0.3.1 with three network adapters, one of them is connected to Internet. Local Windows 8.1 PC at 10.0.3.xx attempts to connect to a managed switch (internal) at http://10.0.3....
0
votes
1answer
1k views

What can I do to get rid of the error message: “The DSM service was delayed by 2409807 seconds for a driver query/download/install on device '…'”?

My little laptop runs with MS-Windows 8 and I am not getting windows updates anymore. I looked all day for a solution and so far came up empty handed. All the solutions proposed do not explain what ...
1
vote
0answers
211 views

WSUS/Windows Update Inconsistency

I have a new WSUS server setup (Windows Server 2012 R2) and I'm using my workstation and a Windows 7 VM for testing. The initial test for my Windows 7 VM worked fine but now I am seeing some major ...
0
votes
1answer
50 views

Windows 8.1 Windows Deployment Service 2012 R2 drivers not installing

I can't get the drivers to install for one of my Windows 8.1 images. There aren't any errors in the event log or any errors showing up during the installation it just doesn't install them. I have the ...
0
votes
1answer
729 views

OpenVPN client doesn't have “use default gateway on remote network” option

I am on Windows 8.1. Trying to follow the advice from https://superuser.com/questions/178674/setting-vpn-to-go-through-certain-ips-and-not-others/178675#178675 VPN network I have is TAP Adapter OAS ...
1
vote
2answers
626 views

Getting windows 8.1 installer to recognize the OEM key in Bios [duplicate]

We are switching our environment from windows 7 to windows 8.1 and I have a bunch of Dell computers I need to roll out with windows 10 pro keys in the bios that I have to install windows 8.1 pro on. ...
3
votes
2answers
574 views

Long restart time of Windows due to iSCSI Connection

On Windows 10 machine, right after iSCSI Initiator is setup to connect to drive rebooting of Windows takes ages. What usually was taking 5 seconds, it's now taking a minute. It doesn't matter if drive ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

What could be the reason for network issues in my case?

Please, just assume that the case below is how it is and I must solve it with what I have. Or at least understand what is wrong. Two identical computers connected between them with 10G cable. Both ...
1
vote
0answers
56 views

OWA kicks user out within seconds of authenticating

Issue exists for all users at a specific location. Users accessing same system at other locations do NOT get the same issue. When kicked out, there is no error, OWA dumps the user back at the ...
11
votes
5answers
38k views

How to disable Fast Startup using a Group Policy?

Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 has this feature called "Fast Startup" (or "fast boot", "hybrid statup", "hybrid shutdown", and so on...) which doesn't actually shut down the computer when you tell it to do so, ...
-1
votes
1answer
49 views

How to change network config through command line? [closed]

The system is Windows 8.1 Professional. I want to change through command line my network config to this one : How to do that ?
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to connect clients to INTERNAL WSUS server but download the approved updates from Microsoft?

I have client-side targeting setup to handle some remote workstations on our network. They VPN in from time to time -- so they can hit the internal WSUS server when they are connected. I essentially ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

What is modifying the CREATE date of my files?

A fairly advanced Windows user here (operating at 3rd Line/TA level for 15 years). Today is 16th June 2016... I just browsed through a 100GB of photos within my local Pictures folder collected over ...
1
vote
0answers
176 views

Securepoint client will not launch in Windows 8.1

An OpenVPN hosted on a CentOS 7 server needs to have a Windows 8.1 client. But when I install the SecurePoint VPN client and try to launch it, nothing happens. Specifically, I right click on the ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

WSUS Windows Update Client stuck

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 running WSUS in the domain. I can see several Windows 8.1 computers not reporting status for over 2 weeks, and not installing any new updates, in the WSUS console. On ...
4
votes
1answer
6k views

EnableLinkedConnections isn't working on some Windows 10 machines

I have been using the "EnableLinkedConnections" registry setting below for years with no trouble. But lately with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, sometimes it doesn't work. I need to run some programs ...
2
votes
1answer
10k views

Error “the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted” when attempting to join the domain

I have set up a server based on windows server 2008 R2, and has successfully joined 2 clients (one PC and one laptop, both windows 7) to the domain. Today I was trying to join another laptop to the ...
4
votes
5answers
4k views

How can I fix Samba 3.6.25 “the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed” error?

Today I updated our Ubuntu server which is also the primary (and only) domain controller to the latest Samba packages which fixed a few security vulnerabilities. The following packages were updated: ...
0
votes
2answers
490 views

Add a Windows service in WinPE 5.0/10 image (64 or 32 bit)

Is it possible to add my own Windows service (myservice.exe) in a WinPE 64bit image? myservice.exe is 32bit applicatication that relies on the winusb driver. How can I add (manually) my own service in ...
-1
votes
1answer
414 views

SMB2? Traffic Crashing Network Windows Server 2012 R2

I am running a network at a school. The server is running Windows Server 2012 R2. Out of the blue about a week ago, I started experiencing network issues. Examples: Can't log into roaming profile ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Windows Share: Wrong content?

I like it to use Linux for many things (e.g. programming), but i also need Windows many times. So i have a virtual Ubuntu and a native Window. To share data i have installed samba on Linux (Ubuntu) ...
0
votes
0answers
414 views

Remove hyper-v virtual switch extensions adapters from device manager

After reading the solution to this question I still cannot solve my problem. In my device manager I still see this virtual switch, but it's not present in my hyper-v manager and using the powershell ...
-1
votes
1answer
86 views

Windows 8.1 - Group Policy Settings set, but not executet when offline

Enviremental information: Windows Domain with 3 2012 R2 Domain Controlers. I am trying to build a Windows 8.1 in kiosk mode, only a browser with access to specific websites. With the help of GPO - ...
5
votes
3answers
218 views

How do you force Windows to keep memory dumps?

I'm trying to debug a sporadic problem with some Dell tablets out in the field that crash intermittently. Looking at the Event Viewer logs, it seems that Windows automatically creates a memory dump ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

I want a connection to a (PLC) webserver reachable @ 10.0.0.10 via 2nd NIC (10.0.0.1), but on 1st NIC another 10.0.0.10 host is also reachable

I have a PC with 1st NIC for company intranet and internet (gateway defined, etc.) and a second NIC 10.0.0.1 where I want to reach my PLC webserver directly connected at NIC 2 and having IP 10.0.0.10 ...
1
vote
0answers
453 views

Unable to connect to Network Adapter (Cellular Data)

I have a number of Fujitsu Q702 Tablets that have been very problematic with regards to connecting to a mobile broadband connection (via SIM Card). These used to work fine up until a few weeks ago. ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

Create win8.1 boot USB from temp boot environment?

Need to create a Win 8.1 boot USB drive. However don't have any native Win8.1 machines to run MS mediacreationtool.exe from, all Win8.1 environments I have available are virtualised. Only native OS'...
1
vote
1answer
193 views

Remote Desktop connection blocked by group policy, but only when started from cmd.exe

On my workstation at a client's office, I have some custom scripts that allow me to RDP-connect to various server machines without having to manually open Remote Desktop connection, enter server name ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Windows 8.1 Internet Connection Sharing has been disabled by network administrator

I have a surface pro with Windows 8.1, I'm trying to share my tethered wireless android connection with a firewall connecting to my Surface for testing. When I right click on my wireless adaptor and ...
0
votes
0answers
171 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
620 views

Rename VPN Connections via Powershell

I'm trying to batch rename vpn connections on my Windows 8.1 machine. I have no trouble modifying the server address with Set-VpnConnection, but I can't find a way to rename a vpn connection: First ...
0
votes
0answers
376 views

Remote Desktop (MSTSC) rendering issue

When logged in to a Windows Server 2012 R2 machine via Remote Desktop (MSTSC) I get a weird rendering issues that often cascades a segment of the screen in the white space. I took a screenshot from ...
1
vote
0answers
72 views

Repeatedly prompted to restart the computer when installing SQL Server 2008 R2 on a x64 Win 8.1 machine

I am trying to install SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Win 8.1 x64 bit machine. When running the installer, I get the Reboot Required check failing the install. I have tried rebooting, no difference. I ...
0
votes
1answer
214 views

Safe to turn off Hyper-V VM during Windows 8.1 Windows Update?

I've got a Generation 2 VM running Windows 8.1. It has secure boot disabled and lists the VMs version as 5.0. Hyper-V itself is version 6.3.9600. This morning, about 4 hours ago, it started a Windows ...
1
vote
1answer
337 views

No 'locked for editing' message for an excel file on a network share

I get no 'locked for editing' message when accessing an excel spreadsheet file on a network share (Windows SBS 2011 Standard) even though the file is open by a different user on a different ...
3
votes
1answer
128 views

Windows 8.1 Dial-up

I have two Win8.1 computers, and I need to reliably connect from one to the other via dial-up because the remote computer can't be accessed any other way. The client computer can make outgoing calls, ...
4
votes
1answer
868 views

Export Firewall Rules using PowerShell that include Program Path

I'm looking for a way to export existing Windows Firewall rules using PowerShell that includes the path of the Program being referenced (for those rules which reference a program path instead of a ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Moving \inetpub\ for IIS 8.5

There are many sources that say that the %SERVERROOT%/inetpub/ must never ever be deleted or moved. And yes, I can agree with this, as updates to IIS update that directory blindly -- they don’t ...
0
votes
1answer
107 views

SSMS (2014) cannot connect to remote DB on local network [closed]

To start, this set up used to work. I wanted to help on a friend's project and installed git and vagrant and somewhere between the last time I opened my own project (using the setup listed below) and ...
-1
votes
1answer
1k views

Does duplicate machine SID cause problems with Remote Desktop?

I am currently working on a Windows 8.1 image for Dell Venue Pro 11 and have been having some issues with generalizing the image with SysPrep. I am not planning on placing the tablets in a domain, ...
5
votes
3answers
27k views

Windows 8.1 / 10 GPO mapped drives won't connect

UPDATE: not solved... The issue persists, I also tried the hardened UNC paths approach, still no luck. I'll keep updating this thread if I encounter something new. UPDATE and solved (hopefully) ...