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Quickly and easily locate files that are not inheriting permissions on Windows 2012/8.1

Quickly and easily locate files that are not inheriting permissions or have additional explicit permissions
File Permissions Check provides a simple and intuitive GUI that you can use to scan your file shares to discover files that are not compliant with the permissions you have placed on your folders. Once such files have been located by the program, you have the option to set them back to inheriting permissions and remove any explicit permissions on them

File Permissions Check Features

Easy to use, intuitive GUI

Scan multiple folders and optionally ignore system files/folders or files in sub folders more than a specified number of levels deep

Locate files that are not inheriting permissions or files that are inheriting but have additional explicit permissions, or both

Export results to CSV file or HTML file

Once files have been located, the program can reset inheritance and remove explicit permissions from any selected files

Download File Permissions Check

You can download File Permissions Check from here

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Enable/Disable Secure Boot on Windows 8/8.1,Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Secure Boot is a security standard developed by members of the PC industry to help make sure that your PC boots using only software that is trusted by the PC manufacturer.

When the PC starts, the firmware checks the signature of each piece of boot software, including firmware drivers (Option ROMs) and the operating system. If the signatures are good, the PC boots, and the firmware gives control to the operating system.

Disable Secure Boot

Before disabling Secure Boot, consider whether it is necessary. From time to time, your manufacturer may update the list of trusted hardware, drivers, and operating systems for your PC. To check for updates, go to Windows Update, or check your manufacturer’s website.

Open the PC BIOS menu. You can often access this menu by pressing a key during the bootup sequence, such as F1, F2, F12, or Esc.

Or, from Windows, hold the Shift key while selecting Restart. Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options: UEFI Firmware Settings.

Find the Secure Boot setting, and if possible, set it to Disabled. This option is usually in either the Security tab, the Boot tab, or the Authentication tab.

Save changes and exit. The PC reboots.

Install the graphics card, hardware, or operating system that’s not compatible with Secure Boot.

Enable Secure Boot

Uninstall any graphics cards, hardware, or operating systems that aren’t compatible with Secure Boot.

Open the PC BIOS menu. You can often access this menu by pressing a key during the bootup sequence, such as F1, F2, F12, or Esc.

Or, from Windows: go to Settings charm > Change PC settings > Update and Recovery > Recovery > Advanced Startup: Restart now. When the PC reboots, go to Troubleshoot > Advanced Options: UEFI Firmware Settings.

Find the Secure Boot setting, and if possible, set it to Enabled. This option is usually in either the Security tab, the Boot tab, or the Authentication tab.

On some PCs, select Custom, and then load the Secure Boot keys that are built into the PC.

If the PC does not allow you to enable Secure Boot, try resetting the BIOS back to the factory settings.

Save changes and exit. The PC reboots.

How to Enable/Disable TCP Offloading in Windows Server 2012

TCP offload engine is a function used in network interface cards (NIC) to offload processing of the entire TCP/IP stack to the network controller. By moving some or all of the processing to dedicated hardware, a TCP offload engine frees the system’s main CPU for other tasks. However, TCP offloading has been known to cause some issues, and disabling it can help avoid these issues.

Enable TCP Offloading

1) In the Windows server, open the Control Panel and select Network Settings > Change Adapter Settings

2) Right-click on each of the adapters (private and public), select Configure from the Networking menu, and then click the Advanced tab. The TCP offload settings are listed

3) Enable each of the following TCP offload options, and then click OK:

IPv4 Checksum Offload
Large Receive Offload
Large Send Offload
TCP Checksum Offload

Disable TCP Offloading

1) In the Windows server, open the Control Panel and select Network Settings > Change Adapter Settings

2) Right-click on each of the adapters (private and public), select Configure from the Networking menu, and then click the Advanced tab. The TCP offload settings are listed

3) Disable each of the following TCP offload options, and then click OK:

IPv4 Checksum Offload
Large Receive Offload
Large Send Offload
TCP Checksum Offload

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Windows 8: Can’t access or delete Libraries folder after user account is deleted

If the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is running when a user is deleted and the option to delete all of the user files and folders is selected, the folder “%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries” fails to be deleted.

Possible Solutions

1) Manually shut down the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service prior to deleting any users.

2) Shut down the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service after deleting any users followed by manually deleting the remaining user folders.

3) Boot into safe mode and delete the remaining user folders.

Windows 10 Multiple desktops

If you’re a single-monitor user multiple virtual desktops can be very useful.In the Windows 10 Technical Preview, you can add a seemingly unlimited number of virtual desktops quickly and easily using the new Task View pane. Unfortunately, Windows 10’s multiple desktop functionality is still very limited you can’t drag and drop programs between different screens, you can’t change the wallpaper for individual desktops, and you can’t quickly jump to a particular screen without cycling through all of your open screens.

Keyboard Shortcuts to Windows 10 Multiple desktops

Add a desktop

Keyboard shortcut: WINKEY + CTRL + D

Switch between desktops

You can switch between your available desktops at any time.

Keyboard shortcut: WINKEY + CTRL + LEFT ARROW or WINKEY + CTRL + RIGHT ARROW

Close a desktop

Close a desktop: WINKEY + CTRL + F4

Move windows between desktops

To move a window from one desktop to another, you first have to open up the Task View pane and then hover over the desktop containing the window you want to move. The windows on that desktop will pop up; find the window you want to move, right-click it, and go to Move to and choose the desktop you want to move the window to.

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Windows 10 Preview Screenshots

This tutorial will show you Windows 10 Preview Screenshots included installation and desktop

Windows 10 is so familiar and easy to use, you’ll feel like an expert. The Start menu is back in an expanded form, plus we’ll bring over your pinned apps and favourites so that they’re ready and waiting for you.

It starts up and resumes fast, has more built-in security to help keep you safe, and is designed to work with software and hardware that you already have.

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Fix for 0xc0000225 Error while Booting Windows 10/8.1/8/7 iso image on Virtualbox

When i try to boot windows 10 .iso file from Virtual box i got the following error and the same problem seems to be happening windows 8.1/8/7 users

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Solution

Power Down the Virtual Machine and Go to the Settings of the Virtual Machine
Under “System” tick on “Enable IO APIC” click ok

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Now you can start the windows 10 installation that should work without any issue

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Media Center in Windows 10

Watch, pause, and record live TV. Listen to your tunes. Show off your photo collection. Enjoy online entertainment. And do it all from your living-room couch. Is it any wonder critics call Media Center the hidden gem of Windows?

Is Media Center supported in Windows 10?

No. Persons who need to use Media Center should consider carefully before upgrading from their previous version of Windows. The Windows 10 upgrade will automatically remove any installations of Media Center.

So what are the alternatives if I need Media Center?

Your best option is to continue running your existing version of Windows with Media Center.

Windows 7 editions that include Media Center will continue to be supported until January 2020.

Windows 8 Pro with Media Center will continue to be supported until January 2023.

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How will I know when Windows 10 is available?Which Microsoft KB will install windows 10 upgrade

Between now and launch, the KB3035583 update should be installed on your Windows 7/8.1 computer. Volume License customers will not receive this update because of IT requirements in managed environments. If its not already installed, open Windows Update and check for Updates.

How to check if the update already installed on your PC

Click Start (or press Windows key + S for Windows 8.1 users)

Type: view installed updates

Hit Enter on your keyboard

Look through the list for the KB3035583 update.

Once that is installed, you should see the following pop up in the Notification area of the Taskbar.

Can I uninstall the Reservation completely from my computer?

Click Start (or press Windows key + S for Windows 8.1 users)

Type: view installed updates

Hit Enter on your keyboard

Look through the list for the KB3035583 and KB2976978 update.

Right click each update and click Uninstall.

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