Microsoft Q&A

Windows

51,047 questions

A family of Microsoft operating systems that run across personal computers, tablets, laptops, phones, internet of things devices, self-contained mixed reality headsets, large collaboration screens, and other devices.

Browse all Windows tags

51,047 questions with Windows-related tags

Sort by: Updated
4 answers

Random users having Authentication errors

On our network we have random times to where many of our users cant log into their computers. User A has been using their computer for months, comes into work the next day and cant log into his own computer. (Credentials Cant Be Verified) Nothing has…

Windows
Windows
A family of Microsoft operating systems that run across personal computers, tablets, laptops, phones, internet of things devices, self-contained mixed reality headsets, large collaboration screens, and other devices.
125 questions
asked 2023-01-25T14:32:26.8033333+00:00
Tom Diamond 0 Reputation points
commented 2023-01-29T13:50:13.6133333+00:00
Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
1 answer

Transfer MAK key

I found an old pc that has a Volume Mak key. I tried to transfer the key to my new pc but I can't find the key. How do I transfer and find that key?

Windows 10 Setup
Windows 10 Setup
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Setup: The procedures involved in preparing a software program or application to operate within a computer or mobile device.
1,728 questions
asked 2023-01-26T10:10:38.7766667+00:00
ithoma 0 Reputation points
commented 2023-01-29T13:49:27.0633333+00:00
Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
3 answers

How to retrieve Windows 10 Pro license key

How do i find, and unregister an Windows 10 Pro license? I am unable to find the email containing the Windows key ( can i find it in another way?). I want to retrieve the key and unregister it so that i can use it on new installation or hardware change…

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
5,905 questions
asked 2023-01-26T08:47:49.2433333+00:00
Joakim Sleveland Vassvik 0 Reputation points
commented 2023-01-29T13:48:39.2066667+00:00
Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
2 answers

2022 Windows Server DC Licensing Requirements

I need to replace an existing domain server which is not eligible for an upgrade. I am working to determine the licensing requirements. This DC will only be a DC and have no other applications installed on it and no users will be accessing. This will …

Windows Server
Windows Server
A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
8,147 questions
asked 2023-01-26T17:16:08.0233333+00:00
Stephen Weber 126 Reputation points
commented 2023-01-29T13:46:01.07+00:00
Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
1 answer

The option to license Windows Server by virtual machine was added in October 2022, and is available to customers with subscription licenses or licenses with active Software Assurance only.

I’m struggling to identify which licenses options there are for our customers as “subscription licenses” for Windows Server. I am aware of some subscription based options, such as “DG7GMGF0D5RK:0003”, but thought it only eligible for Azure usage. Can you…

Windows Server
Windows Server
A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
8,147 questions
Azure Virtual Desktop
Azure Virtual Desktop
A Microsoft desktop and app virtualization service that runs on Azure. Previously known as Windows Virtual Desktop.
919 questions
Azure Virtual Machines
Azure Virtual Machines
An Azure service that is used to provision Windows and Linux virtual machines.
4,561 questions
Azure Cloud Services
Azure Cloud Services
An Azure platform as a service offer that is used to deploy web and cloud applications.
446 questions
asked 2023-01-26T23:56:39.89+00:00
Samantha Davenport 0 Reputation points
commented 2023-01-29T13:44:41.0066667+00:00
Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
1 answer

DFSR event ID 4004, Error 9075

I have two Windows 2012 servers, SVR1 and SVR2. Initialy SVR1 was PDC, and SVR2 DC. Then due to NTDS database errors on SVR1 that caused Azure AD Sync to stall, SVR2 got promoted to PDC and SVR1 was demoted and removed from the AD. When the problem with…

Windows Server
Windows Server
A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
8,147 questions
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
1,121 questions
asked 2023-01-28T13:28:47.3233333+00:00
Ulrik Sieverts 0 Reputation points
commented 2023-01-29T13:42:17.6166667+00:00
Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
2 answers

Error message computer is locked for this authentication method

There is an error message when trying to log in with a new password. It says something of the nature of "Your computer is locked for too many login attempts with this authentication method. Please try again in 2 hours."

Windows 11
Windows 11
A Microsoft operating system designed for productivity, creativity, and ease of use.
3,480 questions
asked 2023-01-28T21:40:17.7666667+00:00
PaulBinFL 0 Reputation points
commented 2023-01-29T13:41:44.6933333+00:00
Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
2 answers

Corrupt Bitlocker Virtual Drive in E drive after crash on C drive

My main drive is C which is SSD. My secondary SATA drive is E which held a virtual drive F that was protected with bitlocker. Two days ago while I was surfing the web, my C drive crashed. Just shut down expectantly and I had to purchase a new SSD to…

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
5,905 questions
asked 2023-01-28T22:53:12.3833333+00:00
MikeinGA 0 Reputation points
commented 2023-01-29T13:41:14.1+00:00
Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
1 answer

Share wifi with others

guys - is there native functionality within windows 10 to share my wifi connection on the plane with my phone? So basically I pay for the airplane wifi and connect to the public hotspot and then re-share this with my phone so I don't have to pay a 2nd…

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
5,905 questions
asked 2023-01-29T00:20:24.7066667+00:00
Jake Sokol 91 Reputation points
commented 2023-01-29T13:40:31.95+00:00
Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
2 answers

Does the latest Windows Server Cumulative and Quality Monthly update cover patches back to 2019?

Hi there, I have number of Servers which have not been patched since 2019. The automatic function to check for updates (from WSUS) has been turned off and now I need to push out Cumulative and Monthly updates for various Windows versions (2012,2016 and…

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
1,121 questions
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
2,179 questions
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
1,749 questions
Windows Server Security
Windows Server Security
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Security: The precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, or another threat.
1,296 questions
asked 2023-01-28T20:40:45.7333333+00:00
troy price 0 Reputation points
commented 2023-01-29T13:39:40.8266667+00:00
Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
1 answer

Need windows xp update( KB969442 for Chinese version)

Because a large number of Windows xps from customers need to do domain migration, which involves Chinese and English versions of Windows xp. The KB969442 patch needs to be installed during the migration process. The KB969442-x86-enu version at hand only…

Windows Server
Windows Server
A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
8,147 questions
asked 2023-01-29T12:53:26.9533333+00:00
Wei Zhu 0 Reputation points
answered 2023-01-29T13:35:35.3866667+00:00
Dave Patrick 328.6K Reputation points Microsoft MVP
1 answer

Download form URL and be able to click on it

So, I am doing shared file functionality. Right now, I am successfully uploading the file to Azure, and then putting the link in an email address, but I have some problems Even though I am inserting a URL, is not blue (Like a URL, that I can click on) …

Windows Presentation Foundation
Windows Presentation Foundation
A part of the .NET Framework that provides a unified programming model for building line-of-business desktop applications on Windows.
2,170 questions
asked 2023-01-28T16:34:04.32+00:00
Eduardo Gomez 2,326 Reputation points
answered 2023-01-29T13:25:49.03+00:00
Ken Tucker 5,796 Reputation points
4 answers

Azure SQL DB log file system volume information is too big

Hi, I found the log file path is mostly full, then I found system volume information was taking the most size. please, do you have any idea what makes the system volume information size too big? Best Regards Tariq

Azure SQL Database
Windows Server Backup
Windows Server Backup
Windows Server: A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.Backup: A duplicate copy of a program, a disk, or data, made either for archiving purposes or for safeguarding valuable files from loss should the active copy be damaged or destroyed.
328 questions
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019
A Microsoft server operating system that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
2,179 questions
asked 2023-01-25T20:57:37.8033333+00:00
TARIQ Bajalan 1 Reputation point
answered 2023-01-29T12:59:49.18+00:00
TARIQ Bajalan 1 Reputation point
2 answers

Configuring Windows Update Management Schedules for Hybrid Environment

Need some advice setting up Windows Updates Management in Azure to manage updates for servers in our Hybrid environment. I am looking setup Update Schedules deployments grouped by type. For example, Management-Windows-Servers-Monthly: this includes…

Azure Automation
Azure Automation
An Azure service that is used to automate, configure, and install updates across hybrid environments.
684 questions
Windows Server
Windows Server
A family of Microsoft server operating systems that support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications.
8,147 questions
asked 2021-12-02T12:51:08.683+00:00
adr 1 Reputation point
answered 2023-01-29T12:54:29.8533333+00:00
adr 1 Reputation point
1 answer

what is diffecrence between do/while and do/until in vbscript

what is diffecrence between do/while and do/until in vbscript

Windows 11
Windows 11
A Microsoft operating system designed for productivity, creativity, and ease of use.
3,480 questions
asked 2023-01-29T08:03:58.14+00:00
syed noor 0 Reputation points
edited an answer 2023-01-29T12:51:59.7466667+00:00
sreejukg 9,166 Reputation points
1 answer

Using the same identity in multiple azure tenants owned by the same organization

We are on a journey towards migrating workloads to Azure cloud and want to use hybrid identity between Corp AD and Azure AD. We currently have an Office 365 tenant (o365) with identities synchronized from On-Prem AD via Azure AD connector.  All the…

Active Directory
Active Directory
A set of directory-based technologies included in Windows Server.
3,598 questions
Azure Active Directory
Azure Active Directory
An Azure enterprise identity service that provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication.
12,575 questions
asked 2023-01-28T14:28:52.82+00:00
YP 0 Reputation points
edited the question 2023-01-29T12:49:22.99+00:00
YP 0 Reputation points
1 answer One of the answers was accepted by the question author.

LAPS - not updating AD attributes for servers on particular OU

we have noticed that the servers in one of our OUs is not updating the local administrator password. All is working fine and as expected in all the other OUs. local administrator passwords on computers are being updated and the AD attributes…

Windows Group Policy
Windows Group Policy
A feature of Windows that enables policy-based administration using Active Directory.
1,869 questions
asked 2022-12-01T14:11:45.583+00:00
adr 1 Reputation point
accepted 2023-01-29T12:45:31.3566667+00:00
adr 1 Reputation point
0 answers

Unlock Bitlocker

I have upgraded my windows from 7 to 10 and I have bitlocker on one of my drive how do I unlock it. I dont have the recovery key nor the password. Please help 🙏🏻

Windows 10 Compatibility
Windows 10 Compatibility
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Compatibility: The extent to which hardware or software adheres to an accepted standard.
369 questions
asked 2023-01-29T12:31:26.6466667+00:00
Neha Biswakarma 0 Reputation points
1 answer

seralize object returns empty file after save

Hello All, Morning: I'm reading a XML file to fill the datagrid have no issues; then i modify the some values in the datagrid then save back to the xml file without changing the structure of the file. When i tried to seralize the file, empty file is…

Windows Presentation Foundation
Windows Presentation Foundation
A part of the .NET Framework that provides a unified programming model for building line-of-business desktop applications on Windows.
2,170 questions
C#
C#
An object-oriented and type-safe programming language that has its roots in the C family of languages and includes support for component-oriented programming.
6,920 questions
asked 2023-01-26T12:46:59.28+00:00
Kran2022 241 Reputation points
commented 2023-01-29T11:27:55.1766667+00:00
Kran2022 241 Reputation points
3 answers

CaptureEngine Error 0x80070005 (access is denied)

Hi all, I'm trying the CaptureEngine example from the classic examples but I got the error : MF_CAPTURE_ENGINE_EVENT: {219992BC-CF92-4531-A1AE-96E1E886C8F1} (hr = 0x80070005) Ausnahme ausgelöst bei 0x76B1CA42 (KernelBase.dll) in…

Windows API - Win32
Windows API - Win32
A core set of Windows application programming interfaces (APIs) for desktop and server applications. Previously known as Win32 API.
1,888 questions
Windows Hardware Performance
Windows Hardware Performance
Windows: A family of Microsoft operating systems that run across personal computers, tablets, laptops, phones, internet of things devices, self-contained mixed reality headsets, large collaboration screens, and other devices.Hardware Performance: Delivering / providing hardware or hardware systems or adjusting / adapting hardware or hardware systems.
1,240 questions
C++
C++
A high-level, general-purpose programming language, created as an extension of the C programming language, that has object-oriented, generic, and functional features in addition to facilities for low-level memory manipulation.
2,616 questions
asked 2022-08-19T12:32:27.483+00:00
the_real_boiler 21 Reputation points
edited an answer 2023-01-29T11:20:37.9033333+00:00
Tony 61 Reputation points