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Media Center When Users Directory On Separate Drive Frm OS

Question: Media Center When Users Directory On Separate Drive Frm OS

I have been using the common method of using an answer file to move the users directory to a different location while in audit mode in sysprep... pretty basic stuff ok, now the problem I am having is that once rebooted in oobe phase, after the users directory has been moved, there is now no more option for "Add features to Windows...." or whatever it is when you are trying to install a key for W/ Media Center... Is there anyway to have your users directory on a different HDD and still be able to install WMC? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Preferred Solution: Media Center When Users Directory On Separate Drive Frm OS

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Hi

I have the need to have Media Center Pack as a separate package so that I can install it without the Internet.

So, how can I solve this problem?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Media Center Pack as a separate package

Welcome to EightForums.

To upgrade to Pro Pack
No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.

Add Features to Windows 8

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I am a Media Center user and in my home its my only computer.
I use Win7 for Work and Taking Care of Stuff for the Home...
and about 2 years ago I went from a part time Media Center User to
a Hardcore record everything on cable before I cut the cord user.
But after I cut the cord and go to Antenna I am just at the range where
TV Signals arent stable unless I install a 50foot tower and a really large antenna.
But even so I will want to record everything that way when 2 shows conflict during primetime
I will have it to watch when Jerry Springer or Judge Judy is on.
I will also have everything I have recorded off of Cable and I will be Legal
meaning watching torrents won't get my internet shut off
Which means my Phone would also get cut off along with my ability to make money as
a developer part time...
Streaming might be the solution for some people but it comes with a cost.
Either you are paying for services that add up to a higher cost than your cable or dish packages.
You are forced to resort to illegal torrents or sites.
or you end up paying higher costs for internet because it takes a ton of bandwidth to stream HD 1080p to the living room, kids room, parents .. whatever all at the same time ..
That free Gigabit Google ain't no where to be seen... so you will be buying 100-200Mbit plans so you can keep your TV, Phone, Alarm / Video Surveillance online at the same time and still surf the web and update your android apps on your cell...
You ever had Video Streaming, someo... Read more

Answer:15% of Windows Users are Media Center Users that Can't Upgrade

Please check this DVBLink wiki
I used this app a while ago to watch and record IPTV on Windows Media Center. But I think they can do it with other sources too. The latest version can record TV server side so you don't need a Windows Media Center anymore. And now I use Plex server for all of my Video stuff instead of Windows Media Center.
It's really a shame MS stopped so many successful apps.

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i need to figure out how to move the media center temp directory from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Recorded TV to another drive anyone no how?
 

Answer:Media Center Temp Directory

You should be able to do from the media programs optoins. Open it up & have a look for options, settings, tools....something like that.

If the program does not have it this might work>> Open windows explorer to the above path. Right click on it & choose cut. Now go to where you want it, right click, choose paste.

That might work. Depends on wether the program will allow it or not. If not just put it back where it was.
 

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Hi, I have an odd problem where contents on my C: drive seem to be duplicated on another drive. 28.2 gb worth. I bought this extra drive several months ago for storage and I haven't used it much. Now I do want to use it and I see all these weird duplicate files and folders on it.

I make routine backups with Macrium on another drive so I don't know what's going on. I'm wondering how I can determine if I can throw these files away without harming my Windows 7 installation. I put all the duplicate files/folders in new folder called 'hide me'. Is there a way I can lock this 'hide me' folder so that upon boot Win7 can't see it? Then I'll know if I can delete all this stuff. Thanks.

Answer:duplicate users and programs files created on separate drive

If it's a separate drive, disconnect it.

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Hey,I want a normal Admin user and a user that automatically runs media center. I have the media center user's shell set to eshell.exe and not explorer.exe. But when I login to this user explorer.exe loads but not the media centre. Would this be resolved by removing the explorer.exe shell from All users, and applying the explorer.exe shell to just my other user.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887211

I'm trying to use my laptop that has media center for live tv, but can't seem to find anything that will work w/ DiVX and Live TV.

thanks for any help
 

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I'd like to modify my Windows 7 install disc so it will put my Users directory on another drive. I was able to do this with XP by using nlite and would like to with 7 as well, perhaps with the WAIK as last I heard the *lite people weren't planning a Windows 7 release.

For example, C:\Windows but D:\Users

Yes, I know I could just use libraries to do something similar, but that's not my goal.

Anyone done anything like this yet? Thanks
 

Answer:Win7 - Users directory on another drive

Found this not sure it is what you are looking for.

http://www.windows7home.net/how-to-move-user-data-folder-to-non-system-partition-in-windows-7vista/
 

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when I open C Drive of my vista machine I am not able to see the folder "Users" but when go to Start -> Run -> c:\User(press Enter) it opens up the Path [c:\users]

Kindly help me out with this
 

Answer:Users directory not present in C Drive

Perhaps the folder has been given a "hidden" attribute. To check either right click on the folder and select Properties -- or go to Tools > Folder Options > View and check "show hidden files and folders".
 

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Hi all,

I have a computer with a 60 gb SSD and 1 tb HDD and the users folder is stuck on the ssd. I want to move it to the HDD where there is more room for files. I already tried to to this but it didn't work. I copied the users folder to the HDD and made a link to it on the ssd. But this did not work. If anyone has suggestions please reply.

Thanks, shelbourne104

Answer:how do i move the users directory from C: to another drive?

Hello shelbourne104

I think this is what you are looking for for the whole user profile in one go - User Profile - Change Default Location although the is best done on a fresh install as it can effect some programs that are already installed, read Brinks warnings first.
Or this for individual user folders - User Folders - Change Default Location

If you have already tried and failed this may also be of use to you - User Folders - Restore Default Location Good Luck let us know how it turns out.

Regards Danny

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Dear All,

My computer has been suddenly popping up these Windows Media Player: then giving a username I don't know. I wish I had more details for you. When it pops up it gives me an option to share my Windows Media Player with them,a nd I click on no.

I should have written this when it happened. But it only started happening when I tried XTube one time. So I hope I didn't get a virus.

Do any of you know what this might be about?

Also, I forgot what information you need in my signature. I have a Windows Vista 32 bit (Service Pack 2) on a Sony VAIO VGN-FW140E.
Me
 

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Hello.
Could you help me finding out what kind of problem I might have using the folder users in a different location than where The OS is installed.
Eg.: My Windows is installed on C:/ and the Users folder is located in D:/

Ps.: I know microsoft doesn't recommend this, but I need to find more materials to prove that we must not keep that way.


Raphael Santos | MCP 70-410
Email: [email protected]
Linkedin: http://br.linkedin.com/pub/raphael-santos/39/87b/958/

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I have a Qosmio F20 laptop running Windows XP Media Center 2005 edition, when I try and record my recorded tv program onto a DVR+RW I get the following error message,

Media in the CD/DVD drive is not writeable by Media Center

I have update rollup 2 installed.

Rgds

Answer:Media in CD / DVD drive not writeable by Media Center

Hi

Did you try to use a different DVD medias?
Check if it?s possible to burn the movies on a DVD-R or DVD+R.
Be sure that the internal CD/DVD drive supports the DVD+RW.

I have searched a little bit on the Microsoft sites and found this nice article:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/using/DVD/burntvtodvd.mspx

Please post a feedback if you were successful.

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I know its media center as if you go to properties of my computer it says media center, and it is from my buddy who has an MSDN sub, I watched him DL it for me from the MSDN site.
Its legit and updates and everything, its not a pirated copy or anything shady. I want to use media center for TV/video/music, but its just NOT THERE I have re-installed and everything.

SO... Any thoughts?

Is it because the PC doesnt have a TV card?
Is it the 512megs ram? (I will be upgrading, in a month or so)
Here are the specs on the machine just in case that matters (I dont think it does, does it?)

Sempron 3100+ (sock 754)
ECS mobo (crap but only 754 pci x mobo at the time)
2 sticks of 256 megs pc3200
PCI-X X800XL
Dell OEM sbi live (the SB0200 POS, Ill be replacing that as well)
Maxtor 250 IDE
Dell OEM DVD drive (not burner)
Netgear PCI 802.11G card (meh but works)
 

Answer:Installed Media center 05. Media center isnt showing up in programs list...

I've never seen it do that, but it has nothing to do with the hardware configuration. On a side note, this thread will probably be locked, because you are in fact using pirated software. You don't own a TechNet subscription, so you aren't authorized to use it. Your friend is also an idiot for giving out his TechNet software, as he could risk haven't his subscription cancelled.
 

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Hello everyone. So I just got the Xbox 360 COD special edition. I'm checking out all my features on the Xbox. There's an option to somehow connect your computer to your Xbox. The requirement is to go through the Media Center. Well, first time starting up the Media Center on my computer, and I'm not able to get the Media Center to open. I receive an error right on startup of the program. It ends up generating a crash report, and closes. I've take 2 screenshots of the error. The first screenshot is of the first error that comes up upon opening the Media Center. The second screenshot is of another error I get when I choose to cancel instead of clicking ok on the first error. I thought getting the most information to you guys would be the best.

I run Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2005 Service Pack 3.

Looking forward to your suggestions. Thanks a lot
 

Answer:Windows Media Center Edition Error - Attempting to open Media Center

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I have been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide.  I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.  The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users.  And find six files on the list.  The instructions assumed the files would be there.  Only one of the files is. 
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions d that these files would all be there.  It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!! 

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I have been having problems with Media Center, not downloading the guide.  I have been trying to follow all of Microsoft's recommendations for a fix.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.  The advice told me to go into Services and find two files on the list and make sure they were both started:

Windows Media Center Receiver Service (was started), and
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service (wasn't started, I started it).
Then it told be to go to Show Processes from all Users.  And find six files on the list.  The instructions assumed the files would be there.  Only one of the files is. 
How do I get the missing five files on the list?:
ehmsas.exe (missing)
ehrecvr.exe (on the list)
ehsched.exe (missing)
ehschell.exe (missing)
ehtray.exe (missing)
mcGlidHost.exe (missing)

Microsoft's directions assumed that these files would all be there.  It did not say what to do if any were missing.

Please HELP!!! 

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Having read the "Radified Partitioning Strategies...." thread I have finally come a long way in understanding the need and essence of proper and smart partitioning of drives...(oo how I lived in the dark ages)

However I can't figure out where to place the more demanding part of the program file folder; Should it be on the second partition of drive 1 (first beeing OS) or the second partition of drive 2 (first beeing operating system page file).

It seems logical in some way to put it on the second drive, as far as efficiency goes; drive 1 runs OS while drive 2 is smoothly running Programs, but this I am not sure of . I would definately like get the most out of Photoshop (working 100 mb files) - and Premiere in the near future.

Any tips will be highly appreciated !

Specs;

Asus P5-AD2
P4 3.4
1 Ghz corsair 667

Drive 1: 74 GB IDE
Drive 2: 74 GB IDE

Drive 3: 120 GB Sata (file dump)
 

Answer:Program files; on separate partition or on separate drive?

You should differentiate between programs themselves and the files you are working on. The program files are loaded only once - when you start it up (or when you activate some subsystem), your documents are accessed more often - every time you save or load them.

How much are you going to use that swap file? If not that much (have plenty of RAM), then I would put the PS scratch files on the second disk with the program itself installed on the OS disk. PS end files (the images themselves) to the second partition on the first disk.
 

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We have a mixed-mode domain (Windows Server 2003 is our primary domain controller/Exchange server where Active Directory administration is executed). We have users' home directories mapping using built-in AD functionality to map a home directory (not via a login script). We set it up by going to Active Directory Users and Computers | User Name | Properties | Profile | Home folder. We have drive H: set up to connect to \\fileserver\users\username, which is each user's home folder.

Regularly, for users of Windows XP only, we see this folder being mapped to \\fileserver\users during some Windows sessions, which non-network administrators cannot access. As a result, they see "Access Denied" when trying to go into their H: drives. This poses a problem for saving and accessing files but also because we have WordPerfect's backup folder set to the user's H: drive, and when WordPerfect can't find it, it tells the user their backup folder can't exist, which makes people wonder why they are getting an error message and what to do.

When this happens, I can go into ADUC and check the user's profile and see that their home folder is supposedly still pointed at the right place. However, when actually mapping, it mismaps to the parent directory. I would say this happens once every two weeks for me, or perhaps more often for some users. I wrote a little batch file to unmap drive H: and remap it properly that ea... Read more

Answer:Xp - Home Directories Not Mapping Properly - Mapping To Parent Directory (domain's Users Directory)

Try mapping the network drive on the user's computer via the command prompt, and then setting the /persistent flag to yes.

For example:

Log in as the end user on their Windows XP workstation. Open My Computer and disconnect the H:\ drive so that it goes offline and disappears from the My Computer window.
Open up the Command Prompt.
Map the network drive via the command prompt using the following commands:

net use h: \\fileserver\users\%username%

Then press [Enter] and wait for the command prompt to confirm success. Next set the /persistent switch for the mapped network drives.

net use /persistent:yes

Then press [Enter] and wait for the command prompt to confirm success. Open My Computer and confirm that the mapped home drive reference has been created. Restart the computer and check it again. If it switches out, there may be a script that is running at login or some other setting that is being pushed out via Group Policy that is interfering with the network drive mappings.

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Hiya

The Media Center Solitaire PowerToy for Windows XP Media Center Edition enables you to play Solitaire on your Media Center PC from anywhere in the room using the remote control.

Note: We've taken great care to ensure that PowerToys operate as they should, but they are not part of Windows XP Media Center Edition and are not supported by Microsoft. For this reason, Microsoft Technical Support is unable to answer questions about PowerToys. These PowerToys are for Windows XP Media Center Edition only.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP

Windows XP Media Center Edition
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...66-a873-42e6-a6af-9822b03432b6&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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I have XP media center edition and i want to add my dvd drive to the list of folders in my videos (in media center). the problem is that when i go into add folders, my drive isn't listed, it has only my C drive. is there a specific way to do this, or is this an error?

I would add more detail about my pc and drive etc, but if i'm just doing it wrong it's not worth it.

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i have a laptop that has no dvd drive (long story) and i want to install a copy of media center i have on it. now i have a external usb hd. if i copy the cd's i386 directory to the external hd and run it from start up will i be able to install windows via the external hd?
 

Answer:Windows Media Center & No Drive

you'd have to image the cd to the external drive, I know with my Mac I can do that, I haven't ever had to try with a PC though, you might want to check to see if your BIOS can even boot from USB as an option.
 

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Dell XPS 15 running windows 8.
Windows suddenly requiring re-activation...won't accept my product key...Microsoft doesn't recognize the key...Dell sending new copy so I can re-install. I am trying to back up and clean up beforehand.
I am the only User of this computer. I notice that I have 5 User folders---why? Administrator(63MB), my first name(151GB), my first and last name(65GB), Default(1.4MB), and Public(9GB). The contents are not identical but there seem to be lots of duplicate files.
What can I safely delete?
Thanks!

Answer:Do I really need 5 separate Users folders?

Hi there.

Not sure why you have all those other users - you only need your own (and the administrator ID).

Activation BTW has nothing to do with the number of users who can USE your computer -- Windows desktop models are only essentially SINGLE USER models so only one person can be logged on at one time. The activation refers to the number of WINDOWS INSTANCES you have running. A single windows license is restricted to a single PC (ecluding server OS'es) - but ANY number of users can use the system (one at a time though).

Cheers
jimbo

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/115440/my-ip-is-reflected-as-2-users/This is my original post. Below if my Hijackthis log.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 4:13:50 PM, on 11/7/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell\NICCONFIGSVC\NICCONFIGSVC.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apoint.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Apoint\Apntex.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program F... Read more

Answer:My Ip Is Reflected As Two Separate Users

Hello MamaE Welcome to Bleeping Computer! Sorry about the delay. We're all volunteers here, and it's been very busy. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed. Before posting the log, please make sure you follow all the steps found in this topic: Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log <--link And I'll be happy to take a look at it for you. ===== I also need to see a different type of log from Hijackthis: Run Hijackthis.Click on "Open the Misc Tools section".Next click on "Open uninstall manager".Press the button 'save list'. It will open a Notepad file.Place the content of that file here in your next reply.Thanks, for your patience. Stelios

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Hi,

Still trying to figure out what it is that keeps waking up my computer from sleep.

I looked in the event logs and found this:
The system has returned from a low power state.
Sleep Time: ‎2015‎-‎08‎-‎30T03:12:34.409741300Z
Wake Time: ‎2015‎-‎08‎-‎30T03:30:51.010471500Z
Wake Source: Timer - Windows will execute 'NT TASK\Microsoft\Windows\Media Center\mcupdate_scheduled' scheduled task that requested waking the computer.

What I don't understand is why is mcupdate waking the computer if Media Center was removed from Windows 10.

But more importantly how do I stop this from happening?

Thanks

Answer:Why is media center waking my computer if media center was removed?

Check your task scheduler to ensure there is no task under media center. If there is, delete it.

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Hey. I just installed Norton Ghost like a week ago and I had 1/4 of my 148GB partition free then. I did a few backups while trying to get some DOS batch files to work that are supposed to copy the files to another computer after renaming them. I noticed that even after I deleted the backup files the hard drive still claimed it was almost full. I figured I could back it up one last time and then try to create a new partition to save the images on. I did not know why the hard drive was claiming it was just about full, but I thought it might be trying to backup the backup as it was making it (it was writing the backup file to the C drive, which it was backing up). I had that going overnight, and in the morning I found out that it had run out of space after running for 1 hour and seven minutes. The first backup I ran on there took about fourty minutes! I have no idea what ids doing this, but after that backup failed, I made sure that the folder I keep them in was empty and checked the free space, which turned out to be 56MB. I have no idea how that backup file could get so big because the first one was relatively small. I even had it on high compression! I know that nothing new has been installed, and I ran Norton Disk Doctor and later Windows CheckDisk and the free space went up to 3GB. I have no idea what is eating my hard drive. COuld someone please help me figure this out?
 

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Here's my problem. I build a fanless media center PC with the assumption that it would be completely silent. Unfortunately, it has a high pitch whine that comes from the hard drives which is very loud and disturbing. I've looked online for solutions, but all I've seen are very expensive hard drive enclosures that fit into a 5 1/4 bay (which I have only one free and two drives), and very expensive foam products. There has to be a cheaper way of quieting these noisy drives.

I've thought of building a kind of cabinet to enclose the PC and deaden the noise, but this seems a little extreme since I bought the case for it's appearence.

Would foam placed around the drive cage help? How can I keep the drives reasonably cooled? If I wrapped the drives completely in foam except for a 3 inch square on top and placed a heatsink there, would it work? Does anybody know a cheap source for foam?
 

Answer:Quiet a hard drive in a media center.

gotrootdude said:

There has to be a cheaper way of quieting these noisy drives.
Click to expand...

Just unplug it!
 

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I followed people's suggestions from the site here and bought an external hard drive to give me more storage capacity for recorded tv and for my music library. My internal hard drive is 78GB or so and it was always getting close to max capacity. Therefore I would need to erase shows to create more space. I bought a Seagate 750GB device, and it installed with great ease. I configured Media Center to save on the new hard drive when recording tv, but I am not sure about My Music, My Pictures, and My Videos. Should I even worry about these categories being on the external. I want the main system to runs as fast as possible. I am interested in people's opinions.
 

Answer:Media Center and a new external hard drive

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I have a 250 gig hard drive and would like to partition it What is the best program to get that done?

Answer:windows media center & 250 GIG Hard drive

Hi I have found the windows format option to work well. If your drive is too large to be recognized by your os, go to the manufacturers website. they usually have lots of excellent help there. Seagate has lots of help!

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All icons on C drive have been copied to Windows Media Cente.If I try and delete from library it re-copies them and puts them back. Never had this problem before .

Answer:Windows Media Center has over 500 icons from C Drive

windows media center library resethttp://is.gd/mpUrN2http://tweaks.com/windows/36749/del...http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/09/clea...http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorial...http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/1045...

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I am trying to play videos (DVD's copied to Hard Drive) in media center. On my other system, desktop running XP, these items run no problem in MCE.

On my Vista system, I go to Videos, it shows me the cover and name of the movie. Then when I try to play it says no videos were found. Either there are no videos, or you are viewing an emply folder.

Although I can play the same video on the desktop MCE via my network???

Answer:Play DVD on Hard Drive with Media Center

Hi,

You might check out this from one of the guys involved in developing mc

Matt Goyer's Microsoft Windows Media Center Blog - MCE 2005

You also need a dvd xml file , saved into the same folder as the videos you are trying to view. They are available from www.dvdxml.com

I have not tried this, so can't say any more that that.

Hope it helps

SIW2

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My wife and I are on separate user accounts. We have always had our bookmarks on our own accounts. Last week, all of a sudden, the bookmarks joined together on both our accounts. Does anyone know how to get them separated again, what caused this mess would be nice to know so I can avoid this problem in the future. I hope some of you are using Firefox browsers and have some answers

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I am new here , but looks like there is much information , perhaps someone
can help


Windows xp will not start on WD 250 G Hp drive

Default Re: NTFS.SYS Missing/Corrupt, Inaccessible C: Drive, & "Unknown" Partition
just had this on my HP media center 1195c
when it checked partitions it listed the partition as free space, however
when trying to fix - it came up with this partition is full or damaged

windows cannot continue

a little more ! it did Find the virtual D drive which is where the restore
info from HP lives - That is a Fat partition - so it looks like
only the NTFS partition has the problem - but cannot seem to resolve!

Local computer store/guy replaced drive - said he could not access the old one

I have the old one - and really need to get at some of the data - any suggestions appreciated .
 

Answer:ntfs drive dead hp 1195 media center -

i would look around at this thread (about knoppix), i've found it to be very straight forward (there are several screenshots included). also, there are recovery links posted by some of the other members in some of the links referenced.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=161339 <-- Pulled plug on HDD while running, now PC won't recognize
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=162112 <-- Hard Drive Disappeared

i'd either put it in an external h/d enclosure, or install it in your comp as a secondary drive. - g/l, sos

the only downside to this is knoppix is almost a 700 mbyte file to be d/l, and then you have to burn the .iso file to a disk.
 

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Ok, my dvd drive was working fine up until about 1 month ago when i turned on my HTPC and the dvd drive was not installed. So i tried to reinstall it, it tried and then says it can't be installed and shows a yellow circle with an exclamation point under device manager. So i tried a hard drive thinking it was the ide channel, hard drive worked, installed and i could use it. Tried a different dvd drive, same thing would not install. Reinstalled the chipset drivers and still nothing. Connected a cd rw drive and it worked fine.

So i am confused, how is it that it won't install a dvd drive but it will install a cd rom drive?
And i already removed the upper and lower filters from the registry and it did nothing.
I've done everything but reformat, and i dont' want to if its not going to work.

Computer Specs:
Windows Media Center 2005
1x 74gb Rapter for OS
4x 500gb Western Digital Raid 1 for storage
Asus A8N SLI Premium Socket 939
AMD 64 FX 53 Cpu 2.4GHz

Pleas Help..........................
 

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I downloaded some songs from my computer to a flash drive. How do you download that music to your car radio system for a 2014 Hyundai Sonata?

Answer:How do I download music from a flash drive to my car media center?

You can only plug and play from the flash drive. (Your car audio system will have a USB port)
There is no internal storage for audio systems.

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Hi,
What I'm looking for is not to simply change the whole userdata to another drive, but to create separate drives for each users, and have their application data, my doc, etc folders on their own drives.
Sadly, from looking at environment variables though I think it's not possible.. What do you think ?
My goal is to manage drive space in logical partitions. For example, I don't want to have the whole userdata directly on D: 's root, since nothing would prevent anyone from creating D:/new_folder for example..
Any idea ?

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Hi,
What I'm looking for is not to simply change the whole userdata to another drive, but to create separate drives for each users, and have their application data, my doc, etc folders on their own drives.
Sadly, from looking at environment variables though I think it's not possible.. What do you think ?
My goal is to manage drive space in logical partitions. For example, I don't want to have the whole userdata directly on D: 's root, since nothing would prevent anyone from creating D:/new_folder for example..
Any idea ?

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I'll explain more in detail. I just recently created a partition to save space on my hard drive with the OS ( I had so much space on a separate partition that was offline) so anyways, when I log on another standard user account he can see this partition but the Guest account cannot which is good. I only want the admin account (mine) to be able to see it, so I went into the security permissions tab and configured and removed all accounts but System and Admin because it wouldn't let me move system and the permissions and modify options are grayed out so I cannot change any of them. I am not exactly sure what the System group/account is and I was wondering if it's a way I can secure this permission so only the admin can see it. I tried researching and looking in the Microsoft KB.

Answer:How do I make a separate partition private from other users?

Best way would be to encrypt it.

Sent from my HTC One

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I set up my computer running windows 7 with two users. I am one user and my wife is the other user. I have Windows Live Mail" on mine and I don't seem to be able to get Windows Live Mail on her account. What's the deal here? If I can't put Windows live Mail on both accounts, is there another mail program that I can put on hers?

Thank you
Bob
 

Answer:Solved: Mail problem with separate users

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Hello everyone,

I have a 2TB drive that is split into 2 partitions, Partition A has a fresh install of Win 7 Ultimate on it, Partition B is a copy of all the info from my old hard drive. For some reason the Windows 7 install Users folder with all the data in it is being copied to the Windows\Documents & Settings\ folder of the old data. Also another weird thing is if I delete any of the mirrored files from Partition B x:\Windows\Documents & Settings\XXXX on they will also be removed from Partition A's x:\Users\XXXX. Its driving me a little crazy, if anyone knows what could be happening please let me know whats going on. One more thing, I have unmounted Partition B to see if the files are sym linked from Partition A, but it doesn't seem like the folders are sym linked as the files still accessible while Partition B is unmounted. One more thing is that the only data being replicated is the Primary User account and everything that resides in it.

Answer:Windows 7 duplicating Users folder on a separate partition

In Windows 7 Documents and Settings became a virtual folder.

Usually, if you will try to open C:\Documents and Settings will be redirected to C:\Users. It is not the only one. Another example would be Application Data. If some application will try to install some files to th folder C:\Documents and Settings\User1\Application Data\ it will be redirected to C:\Users\User1\AppData\Roaming\. This was made for compatibilty purposes.

Now, what happened in your case is something weird. It was not a clean install, there was an old installation, something got messed up on the way, I guess.

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Earlier this year I solved some permission problems with help from this forum. Now I have a new Administrator User and my own personal User setups (I don't know how to refer to User sets). Now when I get into program or network installations I'm constantly told I must be installing as a member of the Admin group. But my Admin setup is minimal with no logos or links I normally use and so I'm forced to switch back and forth which is a real bummer. How can I make my Admin setup look like my normal personal setup? I'm told often to not normally operate as the Administrator so I stay in my old normal user mode. What a mess......how do I get out of it and make life easier?

Answer:Separate Admin and Personal Users are real Problem!

Log into the administrator account. Go to user accounts in the control panel. Elevate your standard user account (your account name) to admistrator level whist you make the changes you want to make. Once everything is as you want it. Log off, log back on as administrator and return (your account name) to standard user again.

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My setup:

I rip my bluray and dvds to ISO files that I play back by mounting them on a virtual drive (using Virtual Clone Drive) and playing through Total Media Theater 5 which has a built in media center interface that auto-launches when a BluRay iso is mounted from within Windows Media Center. -- This happens based on the Autoplay in Windows Media Center that does not adhere to the Autoplay settings in the Windows Control Panel.

In the Windows environment, I have a .bat script that I have Windows Autoplay for Blurays and for DVDs set to run (I added this custom autoplay handler for the .bat using a program called DefaultProgramsEditor). When I put a DVD in the optical drive D:/, the script automatically rips the disc to an ISO - as long as I am not in Windows Media Center.

The issue:

When I am in Windows Media Center in full screen, the Windows autoplay doesn't apply anymore. This is good in the case of my virtual drive (F:/ where the ISOs get mounted), where the Bluray player I have installed will autoplay the movie I want to watch.

For the physical drive D:/ however, I would like the Windows Media Center autoplay to ignore D:/ and allow the ripping batch script to execute in the background when a disc is inserted. I want the physical drive to always rip to iso automatically.

I would like to leave the virtual drive F:/ with the ability to autoplay the ISOs in TMT5.

Does anybody think this is possible? Any ideas? Thanks!
 

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I have a new Dell inspiron 1705 notebook that came with Windows Media Center 2005 on it. I have a new copy of Windows XP Home that I would like to install on it instead of media center. Can this be done since it's a Dell? The copy of XP is NOT an upgrade edition. If it can be done, how should I go about doing it and will it give me an error since the validation number for XP will not be the same as what's on the computer.
 

Answer:Can I wipe my Dell notebooks hard drive w/ Media center and install XP?

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A question I need answered. If you have a computer and it came with a sata hard drive and the hard drive is going out saying intimate hard drive failure backup your hard drive, It is a compaq Presario SR2013WM Product#RE468AA I looked it up on the compaq site and it came with a 160 gig sata hard drive, can I replace it with an 80 gig ide hard drive and then use the system recovery disks to put the system back on. Will that work or won't the recovery disks that it lets you make reconize an ide hard drive. Please I need to no so I can try to fix it I need it for work. Thanks
 

Answer:Microsoft xp media center sp2-question about kind of hard drive can I interchange?

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Hello.

When I sync onedrive, it creates all of the directories of My Documents in the root of it. I share onedrive with my daughter and would like to clean up the root. is is possible to have the PC may a My Docs type dir and then populate it with all of the dirs and files from my computer? that way there would only be on top level dir and it would be easier to navigate.

I was trying to use SyncDrive but i want seemless file use with office apps.

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Hello.

When I sync onedrive, it creates all of the directories of My Documents in the root of it. I share onedrive with my daughter and would like to clean up the root. is is possible to have the PC may a My Docs type dir and then populate it with all of the dirs and files from my computer? that way there would only be on top level dir and it would be easier to navigate.

I was trying to use SyncDrive but i want seemless file use with office apps.

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Compared with some I've read, my issue may seem trivial, but, whenever I use Windows Media Center to play music, and click to activate the Visualizations, a gray box attaches itself to the bottom of the screen, with the album title inside.

There is no visualization playing. I can see the albums when looking at the library, and everything else seems to work ok, but this is annoying.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Answer:media center visualizations don't play in Media Center

Hi GraphicsGuy, An annoying issue is still an annoying issue. Have you tried turning the visualizations on in:Tasks>Settings>Music>Visualizations ?

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AdministratorASPNETMeGuestHomeGroupUser$PublicI was wondering what these files might be, considering that, Administrator, ASPNET, and HomeGroupUser$ all have the same files in them.

Answer:Why are there so many folders in C:\Users directory?

Actually they are folders, but In a nutshell:Administrator is for extra rights.ASPNET - I haven't got that, looks like it's related to web development.Guest is for an additional user who has access to their own files and programs only.HomeGroupUser$ is to share files with other computers on your network.Public is an account that all users have access to.Other than your "named" account, which is probably what you are using, most of the rest don't usually contain a huge amount. Leave them all place in case you ever need those MS options. Removing Administrator would likely screw things up, as could some of the rest.For a full explanation Google each one of them.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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Somehow when I reinstalled Windows 10 it created

C:\Users\steph\......

instead of

C:\Users\Stephanie\......

Is there any way to fix this without having to re-reinstall Windows 10?

Thank you.

Answer:Can I change (fix) the C:\Users directory?

I've only accomplished it once but it was by creating a New User with administrative rights, rebooting to that old/incorrect User then deleting the incorrect one saving all the files. Then I moved the data [not programs] to the same Folders under the New User. It wasn't perfect but better than a clean install.

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Here are two tutorials explaining how to move your Users folder to a different drive in Windows 8 (very straightforward) and Windows 7 (a bit more difficult). You need two drives or one partitioned drive.Windows 8 (I did it yesterday, it took 15 minutes, I don't see any difference in terms of performance, and I have now a system drive and a data drive) :http://www.itnota.com/move-users-directory-to-a-different-drive-in-windows-8/Windows 7 (not tested) :http://lifehacker.com/5467758/move-the-users-directory-in-windows-7/Make sure you have a backup of your current installation before proceeding !

Answer:Moving the Users directory

IMPORTANT UPDATE
 
Moving the Users directory might stop you from upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 (the process will fail). If this happens to you, here is what to do.
 
Please refer to this page (same as above) and repeat steps 2 to 6 to access the command prompt. Then type
 
C:\Windows\System32>C:
C:\>rmdir Users  (this will delete the junction, that is, the link to the Users directory location)
 
Now, you need to find out which is your Data drive (that you moved your Users directory to).The best way is to type
 
C:\>dir D:
C:\>dir E:
and so on, until you see your Users directory. Let's say this drive has the letter X.
 
C:\>robocopy /copyall /mir /xj X:\Users C:\Users
 
Then reboot, and voilą, the Users directory is back on C: and you are now able to upgrade Windows 8 to WIndows 8.1.

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Somehow when I reinstalled Windows 10 it created

C:\Users\steph\......

instead of

C:\Users\Stephanie\......

Is there any way to fix this without having to re-reinstall Windows 10?

Thank you.

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I had a DC on Windows 2000 server, which i upgraded to Windows 2003 Enterprise with upgrade option.

I want to install a fresh copy of Windows 2003 server and copy all my AD users with thier passwords from the old DC to this one. Is there any tool available for it??? How can it be done....please help.

I tried googling for it....but i couldnt find any satisfactory answer.
 

Answer:Active Directory Users

This is a tool that most Network Administrators use:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=788975b1-5849-4707-9817-8c9773c25c6c&displaylang=en
 

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I am running a Windows 2003 server. When I try to add users to the active directory I get the following error.
Windows cannot create the object...
Unable to update the password. The value provided for the new password does not meet the length, complexity or history requirements of the domain.
But I haven't set up any requirements, I set up about 20 users before I got this message and now everytime I try to add another user I get the message. I was thinking about removing the AD and then set it back up but we run 99% of the time and I can't risk shutting the server down for a significant amount of time if there is another way to correct the issue. I have tried all combos of passwords, no passwords and passwords I have assigned to other users that work and I keep getting the same error.
Any Ideas!!!
 

Answer:Adding Users in Active Directory

Take a look at your domain GPO's that relate to secuirty this is sounding like someone has enabled something that relates to password complexity requirements.

Open Domain GPO and then go to Computer configuration/Windows Settings/Secuirty Settings/Account Policies/Password policies.

The 2 culprits will probably be -

password must meet complexity requirements and minimum password length.
 

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Hey Guys I'll start from the beginning,

My c: drive got full so I decided to move the c:\users folder to an External Hard drive (F. That's where the problems started after I couldn't create some kind of junction/mklink which this one website told me to do. The other users crashed except for my Main User. Another website told me to put c:\users back so I did but the problems still aren't solved. My Main user then crashed, but I manged to get on and although the folders are back in the correct place they don't seem to be recognized by the computer or work properly (missing icons ect.). Now the Main User is back to normal now though [have no idea why!]

I couldn't log onto the other users so I created a new user account with the same name, and put the files (docs,pics ect) back there but the new user was crashed when I opened it, the desktop came up with the following message "C:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer or on a network. Check to to make sure the disk is properly inserted."
I moved the desktop file to that location specified but although the desktop icons appeared on the desktop nothing else has changed. When I log onto this new user, the message "the file name,directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect". Im very confused because some parts works and others don't. Please Help.
 

Answer:Users Crashed. Incorrect directory....

Hello J & Welcome to Tech Guy Forum:
Did you use a program called Junction, or some other tool / program / utility to move C:\users?
If you have a link, please provide it.

Please run the TSG system info & paste the results in a reply.
http://forums.techguy.org/site-comments-suggestions/1043674-system-info-utility.html

Have you run chkdsk /r?

start > programs / all programs > accessories
RIGHT click "command prompt"
Left click "run as administrator"
type: cd\
press enter
type: chkdsk /r
enter
You will receive a msg that chkdsk needs exclusive access to your hard drive & wants to know if you want chkdsk to run at the next boot.
Accept
Exit the command prompt

Backup your data

Turn off / Shutdown normally your computer

Turn on your computer.

Please read this.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/96938-check-disk-chkdsk-read-event-viewer-log.html

Then post the results of chkdsk /r in a reply.

Also, test your system & report the status.

RF123
 

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Hey all,

I have a network drive with access controlled by the means of a GROUP through Active Directory Users and Computers.

The network drive has around 20 sub-folders with the setting on each sub-folder currently set to 'Inherit from parent the permission entries that apply to child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here.'

All was well until I had to add 3 additional users to the network drive but restricting the access to only 2 of the 20 sub-folders. I created a seperate group within Active Directory and added the 3 additional users as members to that group. I then assigned the group to the route of the network drive and then modified the 18 sub-folders to Deny access. Leaving just the route of the network drive and the requested 2 sub-folders.

The 3 users of the new group are still unable to access the network drive.

Any help would be appreciated...

Cheers,
Santacruz4
 

Answer:Active Directory Users and Computers

Make sure you have the correct network sharing permissions on the new network drive/folder.
 

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Hey all,

I have a network drive with access controlled by the means of a GROUP through Active Directory Users and Computers.

The network drive has around 20 sub-folders with the setting on each sub-folder currently set to 'Inherit from parent the permission entries that apply to child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here.'

All was well until I had to add 3 additional users to the network drive but restricting the access to only 2 of the 20 sub-folders. I created a seperate group within Active Directory and added the 3 additional users as members to that group. I then assigned the group to the route of the network drive and then modified the 18 sub-folders to Deny access. Leaving just the route of the network drive and the requested 2 sub-folders.

The 3 users of the new group are still unable to access the network drive.

Any help would be appreciated...

Cheers,
Santacruz4
 

Answer:Active Directory Users and Computers

closing this post as duplicate in netwroking - please only create 1 thread for a question - click on the report button, to get the thread moved
continue here http://forums.techguy.org/networking/937022-active-directory-users-computers.html
 

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Is there a way to prevent some users in a Windows 2003 Domain from being able to list all the resources in a domain? Like when you add a printer, open my places, etc, you get a list of everything. I work in a school district and it would really help security if the student groups couldn't even see the servers they want to hack into.
 

Answer:Hiding Directory Listing from some users

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/nt/xp/atips/atips23.shtml
http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBK/tip5100/rh5184.htm
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/960/
 

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I recently installed Active Directory, along with all the other administrative tools from windows server 2003, after reading that i can use them on vista. Not allot of the programs that came with the admin pack work though, now either im not able to run them on my machine or there's something wrong. Also, if someone knows of a good tutorial on Active Directory then can you let me know please cos im new to active directory, I know exactly what I want to do, but I can seem to get it to work. Im running, windows vista SP2, 32 bit, home edition.
Thanks
Connor.

Answer:Active Directory Users and Computers

Hi and welcome to TSF!!!


Quote:




I recently installed Active Directory




Where did you install AD?

Also, a very, very, very good source for Active Directory and almost any operating system is:

http://www.petri.co.il/ad.htm

Thanks!

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Haven't posted here in awhile, and I can't believe I didn't think to come here sooner because I always seem to get a solution.

Note: Please don't respond with links to Microsoft's Knowledge Base, unless you're sure this is what will solve my problem. I say this of course, because I've scanned the MS KB a lot, and couldn't find an easy solution-- I hope one's out there.

Anyway, here's the deal: We spent nearly $300k on hardware and software upgrades at my workplace. We have all new computers, servers, etc. However, we want to be able to import users from the active directory of an old domain to the new active directory on our new domain.

For example, we have lots of students (I work in IT for a school district) that we don't want to have to manually re-type into the AD.
The old domain for a particular set of students was a server called "seventhgrade" which had its own active directory. Now we are consolidating all students (middle and high school) to a "students" domain controller (students.myschooldistrict.com).

We've found lots of support links, and we've been able to export our students to a .csv, .txt and even .ldf but we can't easily use a "find and replace" type solution for importing them to the new domain AD.

I probably explained it far too much, but I didn't want to leave anything out. But I hope I clarified my problem and someone can come to my rescue.

Answer:Importing Users From Active Directory

http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/w2k3/W2K3_ADMT.htm


Quote:




ADMT v 2.0 (Active Directory Migration Tool)
This is a great tool for copying user account information from one Windows domain to another Windows domain. I first used ADMT for transferring users in an NT 4.0 domain into a new domain in Windows 2003. These days ADMT is popular for migrating from Windows 2000 to Windows Server, particularly where you want to start with a brand new Active Directory forest. The prerequisite for using ADMT in Windows 2000 is that the domain has to be in Native mode.

...

Obtain and Install Active Directory Migration Tool
To obtain the Active Directory Migration Tool dig out the Window Server 2003 cd and drill down to the \i386\ADMT sub-folder. Check the readme file and seek the .msi file. Alternatively, you can download all the files from Microsoft's site, if you take this option, look out for ADMT v 3.0.

ADMT is a well behaved program and the installation is straight forward. I am assuming that you have total administrative control of both domain, in particular you know the administrator passwords. If you use the actual administrator you can be sure that it is a member of groups such as Enterprise Admins and Schema admins. Those who struggle to differentiate between their right and left hands have trouble identifying which is their target and which is their source domain. Only you know the answer to these questions. One sneaky pre-requisite... Read more

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Can anyone give me some help with mapping a users home directory through the domain on server 2003? I want to rty and do this through a script instead of using the home path in each individual users profile. Any help would be appreciated as to how i can map the home directory to a shared folder on my file server.
 

Answer:Mapping a users home directory

This is a Very basic script that will map drives:

Dim wshNetwork
Set wshNetwork = CreateObject("Wscript.Network")
wshNetwork.MapNetworkDrive "x:", "\\snow2\downloads"
WSCript.Quit

Copy and paste into notepad. Replace "x" with the drive letter, and "\\snow2\downloads" with the server name and name of directory. Save as anyname you want, with .vbs extension. Copy file to Netlogon shared folder (usually SystemRoot\SYSVOL\Sysvol\DomainName\Scripts where DomainName is the domain's fully qualified domain name). Then add the name to the user account under scripts. When the user logs in again there will be a network drive added.
 

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Sometimes when I move directories the resulting directory needs to be modified under the security tab to add the "Authenticated Users" user in order to remove the lock icon.

I've verified that I am the owner of the directory...and the other users with access to the directory is "System", My Account and "domain/Administrators".

Answer:Directory Permissions - Why Authenticated Users?

Just more information to make sure I'm being clear.

If I download a group of wallpapers from Usenet and they go into the "Downloads" library the directory has no lock. Once I move them to the "Walls" library, there is a lock.

If I add "Authenticated Users" to the directory's security tab the lock goes away.

Is this a feature, bug or user error? Any one it might be, how do I stop this behavior?

P.S. This also happens outside of libraries as well, so I don't think it has anything to do with junctions/symlinks.

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When I started up my computer today, everything seemed fine until I logged in and my desktop looked like not how I had it setup. Then I get a little message in the notifications saying:

"Your user profile was not loaded correctly!
You have been logged on with the default profile for the system. Please see the event log for details or contact your system administrator."

So I look at the event viewer, and there are 2 warnings and 1 error about this issue (listed from oldest to newest):

Warning: "Windows has backed up this user profile. Windows will automatically try to use the backup profile the next time this user logs on."
Warning: "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off."
Error: "Windows cannot load the user's profile but has logged you on with the default profile for the system. DETAIL - The system cannot find the path specified."

Cannot find the path specified? So I look for the path, and low and behold C:\Users\bushj is gone - completely. The entire directory is just not there. It was there last time I shut down... Public and Default are there however.

This means all my documents, settings, etc are gone!

Now, this gets more odd. In "Computer" the hard drive is reported as having the same amount of free space (to the 100 MB) as before I shutdown last night. My user directory had at least 2 GB of stuff in... Read more

Answer:Users Directory Vanished (but not deleted?)

Try running check disk on the drive to update the file list. Has the folder simply become hidden ?
 

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Very strange... I can't see my C:\Users\denisl folder through explorer.
My documents/pictures/etc libraries all have the files and through a command prompt I can cd to my home directy and everything is there...

Any ideas why I can't see my home directory anymore?

Answer:Cannot see C:\Users\<username> directory through explorer

Fake anti-virus software (crimeware) can do this. Have you done a safe boot to a CD and done a virus scan?

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By default for some reason Windows 7 does this weird recursive syslinks on the Application Data directory?

why?

What's the difference between AppData and Application Data?

Also how can you back it up using standard tools? Most tools think it's a real directory so go 10+ levels deep.

C:\Documents and Settings\rhino\AppData\Local\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Application Data\Thunderbird\Click to expand...

It keeps going on forever from what I can tell.
 

Answer:Backing up Windows 7 C:\users directory??

I bet that those backup tools will do the same exact thing with Send To, Start Menu, Templates,
NetHood, PrintHood, and possibly My Documents (The shortcut looking one).

Basically all the "special" folders that tell you access denied whenever you try to open them.

It is designed that way and MS won't change it. If those tools are not detecting those fake folders then they need to be updated to work with Windows 7 and with Vista for that matter.
 

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Recently we lost users from Active Directory they have had the isRecycle attribute set as True.  Is there a way of changing isRecycle Attribute to False?

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I tried changing the location of a user's profile and it worked thanks to an article from this swebsite, but I deleted the whole user because I want to move the Users Directory all at once instead (from C to D for example). Is there a way to do so?
I found a website that explains how but it wasn't clear and had no screenshots so I got stuck on the second step.
That's the website:
Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

Thank you.

Answer:How To Change Users Directory Default Location?

Hello iwind,

The best option for this would be to use OPTION TWO in that tutorial you mentioned below first. Afterwards, create yourself a new administator account that will be created in the new location automatically. Once you log in to the new account, copy what you want (ex: shortcuts, music, pics, etc...) from the old account, you can delete the old account.

User Profile - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I want to set up a guest account which cannot access c: (or d:, e: or any drive directly), in fact the user should not be able to access anything above his own profile directory %USERPROFILE% (e.g. c:/documents and settings/<USERNAME>/* is allowed, c:/documents and settings/ or c:/ is forbidden)
The problem of course is that programmes started by that user must be able to access their own programme folders, but calling a file selector dialogue within the programme may only allow access to objects inside user's %USERPROFILE%. Even typing e.g. "c:\" must not work.

Anyone can help?

Chris
The system in question is a win xp professional sp 3.
 

Answer:change root directory for certain users on win xp professional

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As the subject says, I am creating a PHP Script that allows users to upload files to my server, hosted by myself, and I am a bit worried about security. I have NOD32 and Windows Defender running on the server, but I am worried that I may get infected somehow.

I am aware on how to disable .exe files and the other obvious file types but now I've been starting to see viruses in images and even Microsoft Word Documents.

I was curious on is there another method of security other than Linux, or the virus scanners I have already. I was thinking of something with Virus Total, asking the server to upload the file, and then returning the results. If any results then the file will be denied.

Does anybody know of any other security measures, other than a virus scanner that I could put in place to protect my computer?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Directory on my server going to allow users to upload files.

Have a read through this, it's valuable security info for PHP coders
http://phpsec.org/projects/guide/
 

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Server 2003 Enterprise R2 SP2, fully updated.

I've done as much research as my eyes can handle, and I've got my server set up. Now, when I create a user account, everything seems to work fine.
But when I set up a user with Admin rights, the user cannot write to the shares on the server, despite setting permissions accordingly. Even after I've just said "hell with it" and added the user to every group in the system. No writing. Reading is fine though.
While I was logged in to the server as local Administrator...

On step two, where I had blithely added my UserId to every group in the system, I then went to each "root" folder that was shared, and added myself to the users of the folder, then granted myself Full Control.

Under Security tab, my name/UserID is listed, with all check boxes filled in for full control.

I log out of local Admin, and log in as me - ON the server - and still no write access. I can read and copy all I want, but no writing to that shared folder.

Then I tried by logging in to another system connected to the server, same thing. No writing. Should I use the Sharing tab -> Permissions button instead? Or both? Or is it something else that's stopping it?

This is the only thing holding me up, really.
 

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Can anyone tell me which group I need to be a part of to be able to edit the secuirty tab in active directory users and groups?

I am currently setup as a domain admin, enterprise admin, and an admin, but I only see the security tab when I log in using the administrators account.
 

Answer:Security Tab Active Directory Users and Groups

Don't you need to turn on Advanced Features to see that tab?

Try going to the view menu and choosing advanced features.
 

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I have a lot of users in the users folder. I know how to make the subcategories, is there anyway I can move a large number of users over at once. They are not sorted in a list of 1000+ accounts. They are sorted into security groups though. So basically can I move everyone in a security group into a separate folder other than Users?
 

Answer:Active Directory: Question about moving users.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tr...ws2000serv/maintain/featusability/adusers.asp
 

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I work in a large company with hundreds of computers. Recently (since July) we've been finding that new users can't log onto some of our 64-bit Windows 7 Enterprise computer for the first time. The security permissions on C:\Users have been changed, removing the usual groups:

Authenticated Users
SYSTEM
Administrators
users

With new groups:

ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES
CREATOR OWNER
SYSTEM

I can add the local Administrators group to the Users folder, but there are many files/folders within C:\Users\Default where I can't change the permissions. Existing User directories don't seem to be affected.

All of the computers have the same image loaded. Those in the same AD groups may or may not be affected. They are all at the same patch level.

Does anyone have ideas about what may have happened to change those permissions?

Thanks,

Robert
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3069 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3400 Series, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152288 MB, Free - 110710 MB; E: Total - 152584 MB, Free - 54911 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0T656F
Antivirus: Symantec Endpoint Protection, Updated and Enabled
Unable to find Window 7 Active Directory Users and Computers MMC Snap in on Microsoft download site.
 

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I am looking for a little help. Here is what I am looking to do:

I am working on a Windows 2003 server. It is a Domain Controller so it holds a copy of the Active Directory. I have several security groups created - no distribution groups. I have another sever that serves as the file server. I want to know if there is a way to pick a security group and find every file or directory that they have access to.

If anyone knows of anything please land a hand.

Thanks,
OnePCTech
 

Answer:Windows 2003 Active Directory Users/Groups

Yes. If you are administrator, use the administrative manual... it is all a matter of how you set it up.
 

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I want to limit internet access to only certain users... For example, lets say I have 3 users: Joe, Sam, and Will. I don't want Sam and Will to be able to use the internet, but I want to be sure Joe can.

Can I do this with active directory alone?
 

Answer:Using Active Directory Users to limit Internet Access

Murali said:

I want to limit internet access to only certain users... For example, lets say I have 3 users: Joe, Sam, and Will. I don't want Sam and Will to be able to use the internet, but I want to be sure Joe can.

Can I do this with active directory alone?Click to expand...

You could create a group policy that would prevent certain users from running particular applications (including by hash so simply renaming the files won't evade the blocks).

Inlcude all the Internet apps in your normal load. If the users have local admin rights, they could get around it by installing other Internet apps (blocking iexplore.exe doesn't keeping them from running Opera if they can install it), but if they have limited to user rights that would be sufficient.
 

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Hiya

Remote Control is a small add-on that adds the option to right-click a computer account in the Active Directory MMC and choose Remote Control on that computer by opening a Terminal/Remote Desktop connection to that computer. Remote Control relies on the Remote Desktop Connection software that must be installed in order to use this add-on.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 running Terminal Services or Windows XP Professional with Remote Desktop enabled.

Note: Please read Readme_first.txt included in this self-extracting executable file.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...e7-7594-4abb-8239-7a7eca6a6cb1&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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This is really a quickie question...

Is it possible in W7 to move the Users directory off to a different drive? If so, how?

Thanks,
Pradhan
 

Answer:Solved: Quick Question: Can Users directory be moved?

Do a full system backup before trying this

http://www.windows7hacker.com/index...e-user-profile-default-location-in-windows-7/

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I have a new Windows 8.1 machine and the folder C\Users\computername\AppData is not showing in the File Directory so I can't access anything there. It does exist in the machine becase I have a program showing HDD activity and it accesses that folder many many times during a session.

Any idea how I can get that folder to show in the normal Explorer File Directory so I can access a file in the following Local sub-folder?

Answer:No C\Users\computername\AppData showing in File Directory

when in file explorer click at the top to go to the view tab/ribbon
from here put a tick in the Hidden Items box, top right area

that should now make the AppData folder visable

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Alternate title: BOY did I mess up. I hope this isn't tmi - trying to keep it brief but putting the story in place but it's not easy for me.

Coming from DOS, WinNT, XP, into the world of Win8 install on a small (128G) SSD, and trying to work under a deadline at 2AM (at least that's my excuse). Bottom line: I blew up my Users directory.

My system is essentially hand-built and cobbled together from an old machine which originally had Vista as its OS. In 2009 I did a clean install of Win7 on a new drive (original drives are 350G; I put 7 on a 1.5T). In early 2011, I upgraded my video card to Nvidia GeForce (certified by Adobe) and changed motherboard, case, memory (DDR2 to DDR3) and processor (Intel QuadCore to i7 Brookfield) in order to use Adobe Mercury Engine. Had the mod done by MicroCenter tech who got system to work without re-install of Win7. (Could have tackled myself; did NOT want to reinstall OS, nor did I want to tear my hair out trying to get it to work; leave it to the guys that do it all day every day. MicroCenter here in Yonkers, NY is one of my favorite places EVER to get anything computing done. RIP CompUSA and its ilk; much as I missed you, you didn't hold a candle to these people!)

The one big "gotcha" in my system: the boot loader was still on the now-unusable Vista system drive (not that the DRIVE was unusable...VISTA was unusable, no reason to install new mb chipset stuff). That drive failed on me steadily over the past week, and I used the fa... Read more

Answer:(Self-created) prob with Users directory on Multi-Boot Sys

Hmmm... fascinating read.
I would never have used robocopy at all to move the folders in the Users folder. Others may do so but not me.

Inside the 'C:\Users\<username>' folder, you would find 'folders' for Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos, etc. If you right-click one of the folders, you should see a tab named 'Location'. Go to that tab and with a bit of common sense you should be able to figure out that you can relocate that folder's contents to a new location. Make sure that the new location you choose is a folder that is ALWAYS accessible by the OS. (Or else you would end up with some confusing duplicates later when that folder becomes available again.) Move the contents of any folder that you think is worth moving and leave the others be.

The above procedure is both applicable to Windows 7 and 8 (even Vista).

If I got you confused with my explanation above, try the following link:
User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

GLHF

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So I have a client that I am swapping from workgroup from domain with a new server. This client has two offices. The satelite office is only open a day or two a week.

Normally I will create a user - FirstInitialLastName (John Doe...jdoe).

This works in 90% of the setups. This one client is a medical office with 3 reception computers in the main office and 2 reception computers in satelite office.

Creating a user for each receptionist wont work as chances are they will not sign off and on.

So I can either create just a receptionst login that they all can share which will work out good since I deploy Folder Redirection, but I am not sure how well Folder Redirection will work over wan to satelite office.

So I was curious what you guys do for shared/general logins.
 

Answer:Active Directory Users Naming/Logon Convention

That's really two questions. I'm assuming the satellite offices are connected via VPN or you wouldn't even be having this conversation.

Depending on their data use, expectations and WAN link quality, you might well be able to get away with the satellite office having their Documents/Desktop redirected.

In general, though, I'd guess that one of those three - data use, expectations, WAN link - might make the situation untenable. In that case, I simply wouldn't try. This is a situation where a Terminal Server might come in handy, which is a solution we've used many times for clients with remote workers or satellite office. Aside from watching videos or flash animations, they're much more bandwidth friendly, and I'm assuming that these two offices are sharing data so it would make that situation much happier for all involved.
 

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I was trying to move my User directory to the D: drive and create a symbolic link from the C: drive in order to keep them separate from the operating system. Although my system works perfectly still, I suspect not all is as I would want.I expected to see 2 Users directories, one in C: drive and one in D: drive, both with the same content, probably indistinguishable from each other. Instead, some files have been copied while most are missing. As far as I can tell from a quick search, all those in the D:\Users folder are also in C:\Users.What is the safest way to get everything back to C:\Users, delete the D:\Users, and start again?How can I tell if there is a symbolic link there at all? Is it visible? Can it be made so?Terry

Answer:Windows 7 users directory file messed up after move

Here is every thing you need to know about what you are trying to do.http://lifehacker.com/5467758/move-...

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I wanted to listen to internet radio using EI6 and a popup came up and asked me whether to play in the IE window or in a separate player window. I always want separate player window so I clicked "remember" and then clicked "Yes" ARRG! I meant "no"!

So now, media plays in the IE window and I canit get it to go back to separate player.

The help say to change this preference I should open the media bar by clicking "media" and then click "media options" but when I open the media bar by clicking "media", I only get buttons for "Today", "Music", Movies", and "Radio"... no button for "options"

How do I change preferences back to "separate player"
 

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We have a computer running Win XP Pro and use this as a File Server.
Does Windows XP limit the number of connected users that can access a shared directory.???

Someone told me 10 is this true??????
 

Answer:Help:XP limit the number of connected users that can access a shared directory

Yes, it's really true. XP-Home has a 5 connection limit, and XP-Pro and Win-2K has a 10 connection limit.
 

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We have a Netware 3.12 box (for an old database app that is primarily used for time clock functionality and because some of the data has not been migrated out to our new database yet) and I need to get the users and passwords to synch between it and our Windows 2000 domain controllers. Is there an easy way to do this or am I stuck with having to manually keep up with users and passwords between our AD domain and the Netware box?

TIA,

Bishop
 

Answer:Easy way to synch users/passwords between Netware and Active Directory?

Here at work we are using Netware 5.1 and AD and password synchronization seems to be pretty easy. I am not the Netware admin so I don't have as much exp but I do have a fair amount. Normally when we create a new account we assign the same password to both AD and NDS. Once the account is created they can change their own password (ctrl alt del) and will change both passwords.

Could you maybe elaborate on exactly what you are trying to do?
 

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Does anyone know how to install the snap in for "active directory users and computers" on a XP system. I am tired of walking back to the server to reset people's paswords. It would really be helpful if i could have that snap in on my desktop. My domain controllers are windows server 2000. I have Windows XP Pro SP2.
 

Answer:Solved: install active directory users and computers snap in

All of the active directory information is under administration tools.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...15-c8f4-47ef-a1e4-a8dcbacff8e3&displaylang=en

(edit ERP I should have ad admin pack thats loaded seperately) I knew what I meant I just didn't type it well.
 

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We have a computer running Win XP Pro and use this as a File Server.
Does Windows XP limit the number of connected users that can access a shared directory.???

Someone told me 10 is this true??????
 

Answer:Help:XP limit the number of connected users that can access a shared directory???

Please don't post multiple queries about the same topic in different forums. Try looking at the thread you posted here: http://forums.techguy.org/t413878.html
 

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I've searched long and hard for an answer to this but I've found very little info on it so I'm starting to wonder if it's at all possible.

On some of our "Presenter PC's" at work it has been deemed that the creation of a new account from the Default profile takes too long when logging into Active Directory and slows presenting down too much. Our Default profile is probably around 120Mb due to
the contents of the image after deployment and how every application is tailored for use hence the AppData folder takes the bulk of the size up and it's not an option to remove it.

These PC's are (for now at least but hopefully not for much longer) locked down by Deep Freeze which resets all changes to all files when the PC is rebooted so a shared profile is not a problem at this point in time.

What I want to know is whether there is ANY way to make it so that a user authenticating to Active Directory can ALWAYS be forced into a pre-configured, local profile running on Win 7 32/64 Pro?

I've been looking at credential providers and replacing USERINIT.exe. I'm just not 100% sure which part of the process actually tells the PC which profile to use. I know that the registry is checked for the user GUID and if not present creates a new entry and
copies the Default profile but I don't know quite where this is called and how to modify it.

My programming knowledge limited to a bit of CMD and AutoIt but I do know a few coders so if we really have to get our hands dirt... Read more

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I've been using ADAC four about 4 years now. I've had no problems, like the tool. I recently launched and logged into ADAC.  It launched and took my credentials but when I got to the ADAC main screen every single character or number on the page
was a square.  There are no characters, numbers, or special characters anywhere on the page, only squares.  I don't know what caused the problem and haven't been able to resolve it. I've restarted my machine - the "fix all", I uninstalled
and reinstalled ADAC, I even recreated my profile.  I had someone else log into my computer but they get the same results when launching and logging into ADAC.  I checked recent Microsoft updates that were downloaded the day before/day of the
start of the problem but nothing seems to work.  Any ideas what I can do to get my ADAC working properly again? 

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When I go to the Winows XP Media Center I get the error message "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \Device\Harddisk1\DR3.".

When I first set up Media Player about 8 months ago I got this error message and doing a search I was able to find a fix. Then I had a problem about a month ago and reformatted my hard drive and did the same thing and found a fix.

Well, just had to reformat again and now I can't remember where I found the fix. Can someone help me?

Thanks! Oh - and BTW can someone tell me how I can find where the programs that I recored are stored.

GarysMom
 

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I have Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 and I have installed the Remote Server Administration Tools but when I go to Program and Features -> Turn Windows features
on and off and try to check any of the Active Directory choices and click OK it attempts to install them but then a window comes up with the message "An error has occurred. Not all of the features where successfully changed."  This happens on
2 different Windows 7 installations I have and I cannot find any logs or additional information anywhere to help me figure out why this is the case.

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trying to install visual studio code and this message pops up immediately.

"Setup was unable to create the directory "C:\users\tom\appdata\local\temp\*.tmp"
error 5 access is denied

I tried taking ownership at appdata point but still no go. Is there some permission or other problem I may be overlooking?
Visual Studio Community installed like a charm.

Answer:unable to create the directory "C:\users\tom\appdata\local\temp\*.tmp

When you open the program to install this code do so by right clicking and selecting run as administrator. This might provide the necessary privileges to complete the operation. This is sometimes necessary even if you are already an administrator.

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