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The clearest most succinct answer I could find is: How To See PC Startup And Shutdown History In Windows which lists these event ids to monitor (quoted but edited and reformatted from article): Event ID 6005 (alternate): “The event log service was started.” This is synonymous to system startup. Event ID 6006 (alternate): “The event log service was stopped....


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Powershell. Here is an example of changing the network profile of a network interface called Ethernet1 from whatever it is now to "Private." I got this info from Get-Help Set-NetConnectionProfile -Full. PS C:\>$Profile = Get-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceAlias Ethernet1 PS C:\>$Profile.NetworkCategory = "Private" PS C:\>Set-NetConnectionProfile -...


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I had the same issue. I found the issue has to do with a Windows Update patch that was pushed out to my work station in last nights Windows Updates. There was a critical CVE (CVE-2018-0886) for RDP which required a patch to fix. If your workstation is patched, but your server isn't, your workstation will fail to connect. Quoting from the following blog ...


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A GUI way of making this change: Hit Winkey + R to open Run prompt and type gpedit.msc Navigate to: Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Setting /Network List Manager Policies. Choose your Network name in the right pane. Note: To show networks not currently connected, right-click Network List Manager Policies in the left pane and choose Show All ...


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You will need to modify the group policy that is applied to the servers. Open up the Group Policy Management Console and navigate to Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> System and select "Display Shutdown Event Tracker." Disable that option.


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You can type "Query User" into a command prompt on the remote machine to get a very quick look


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You can also press the following keys simultaneously to bring up the Task Manager - Ctrl + Shift + Esc Then, as xstnc said, File -> Run New Task -> cmd/powershell


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Try an SKUUPGRADE - the eval issue can as such not be activated. To determine the installed edition, run: DISM /online /Get-CurrentEdition To check the possible target editions, run: DISM /online /Get-TargetEditions Finally, to initiate an upgrade, run: DISM /online /Set-Edition:<edition> /ProductKey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX is how it works....


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I had the same issue with a Windows 8 installation. The solution described in a microsoft.com forum is: You can disable it via setting following registry entry from 1 to 0: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NlaSvc\Parameters\Internet\EnableActiveProbing


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Using Powershell. Here is an example of changing the network profile of a network interface called Ethernet to "Private." This is a one line command. Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceAlias Ethernet -NetworkCategory Private This will work on any local computer with Powershell installed.


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This seems to be what you are looking for: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2258492 To deny a user or a group logon via RDP, explicitly set the "Deny logon through Remote Desktop Services" privilege. To do this access a group policy editor (either local to the server or from a OU) and set this privilege: Start | Run | Gpedit.msc if editing ...


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Drop into a command prompt and issue either of the following commands; systeminfo | findstr OS Or winver You can then use this table to determine the version; Operating System Version Which shows: Operating system Version number Windows 8.1 6.3* Windows Server 2012 R2 6.3* Windows 8 6.2 Windows ...


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Absolutely, let's post a prim and proper answer for Google. This is a simple 2 command Powershell execution, using the dism module. The dism can be copied to earlier versions of Windows, provided you have the appropriate version of the windows management framework. First, mount the vhd using Mount-WindowsImage -ImagePath C:\VHDs\BigHomies.vhdx -Path C:\...


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Workstations should have your internal DNS server(s) as the only DNS server(s) in TCP/IP configuration PCs pick DNS server from the list and stick to it for some time. So if by some chance your workstations would pick your modem or Google DNS server, your internal AD domain name resolution would stop working. You can optionally have Google or modem's DNS ...


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Run diskmgmt.msc just like previous versions of Windows.


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From the Technet article titled Manage a Server Core Server: If you close all command prompt windows and want to open a new Command Prompt window, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE, click Start Task Manager, click More Details, click File, click Run, and then type cmd.exe. Alternatively, you can log off and log back on.


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The question you found that mentions using wmic to set the certificate thumbprint value should work without any additional feature installation. I asked and answered a similar question here with a little more detail. It also has a PowerShell equivalent for the wmic command. But I'll add some more explanation here as well. Since you're already using this ...


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Run the "qwinsta" command on the server, or with the /server:servername switch. >qwinsta /? Display information about Remote Desktop Sessions. QUERY SESSION [sessionname | username | sessionid] [/SERVER:servername] [/MODE] [/FLOW] [/CONNECT] [/COUNTER] [/VM] sessionname Identifies the session named sessionname. username ...


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In general, print servers are used to both distribute drivers to client computer and centrally process and manage the print jobs. In large environments it's useful to have homogeneous drivers (which will usually contain certain printing configurations that are desirable to control centrally) in addition to having a central location for managing and logging ...


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Use the Invoke-WebRequest cmdlet from Powershell. In your task: Action: Start a program Program/script: powershell.exe Arguments: -Command "Invoke-WebRequest http://myapp/BackgroundTask/Run"


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You can specify the managedBy attribute, and check the box for "Manager can update membership list". (This grants write permission for the Member attribute.) The person(s) who need to edit the group may be able to do it with the DSQuery widget, for which you can create the following shortcut: rundll32 dsquery,OpenQueryWindow They can search for the group ...


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I sort it out using "Task Scheduler" Here are steps to do it Make VPN Connection and give it Some Name Let say "My VPN" Open "Task Scheduler" from Start Menu and click "Create Task" (Option can be found on right side of Task Scheduler) POPUP will appear asking for Task Information. Fill in information like below After that go to Trigger Tab and Select "...


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Best solution: A security guard escort the person out... Second best solution: First, check the session number with qwinsta: QWINSTA /server:computername Write down the session ID. Then use the logoff command: LOGOFF sessionID /server:computername. C:\>qwinsta /? Display information about Remote Desktop Sessions. QUERY SESSION [sessionname | username ...


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Two of my three 2012R2 machines exhibited this behavior last April. They would hang at Checking for updates... forever. I never learned exactly what caused the problem, but I did get it resolved by doing the following: Stop the Windows Update service. net stop wuauserv Delete the Windows Update cache directory C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution. Remove-...


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If you do not want to change via Polices you can always issue the shutdown command to avoid the question. shutdown /s /t 0 /s = shutdown /t = time till shutdown 0 = immediely


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Check the patch joeqwerty link too. There is the important detail: Known issues MS16-072 changes the security context with which user group policies are retrieved. This by-design behavior change protects customers’ computers from a security vulnerability. Before MS16-072 is installed, user group policies were retrieved by using the user’s security context....


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What's your tool for converting? MVMC? You can also try StarWind v2v converter: https://www.starwindsoftware.com/converter It was a big help at my time. And besides, it makes identical hard drive when converts from Hyper-v. Conversion itself is performing at the block level, so all the blocks should be copied unchanged.


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This could be caused by User Account Control, a feature (hated by many) which makes so that, even if you have administrative rights, you don't actually have them unless you explicitly request them. There are two distinct policies governing UAC behaviour (both found in Computer settings\Windows settings\Security settings\Local policies\Security options), one ...


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One rationale for retaining one physical DC per domain is if there is a major incident that affects the host or trashes the frame storage for the virtualized DC's, you would have at least one physical DC with local storage to perform recovery and maintain continuity. Microsoft continues to perform this check and make this recommendation during Active ...


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