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Windows server CAL for accessing tcp ports [closed]

Is there any license for accessing the TCP port from a server without accessing the folders? Whether CAL is required for that? I do have 2 windows server OS license and I have 1 user CAL for the ...
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Windows 8.1 keeps setting a manual proxy when I uncheck the option

In Windows 8.1, for some reason you have to configure your proxy settings through the Modern UI instead of the control panel, which is a lot more powerful. In the proxy settings menu, there is a ...
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select options from a drop down list multiple times in excel 2013

I have a drop down list that has Option 1, Option 2, Option 3 etc. when I select an option it populates all the information into another worksheet. the second worksheet is listed with days of the ...
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Scroll Lock key on for keyboard lights but off for Excel

My keyboard uses the Scroll Lock key to turn the lights for the keys and key background on and off. Excel uses the same key to control movement when using the arrow keys. How can I "tell" Excel the ...
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How to format excel cells that show duration in years and months?

I can't figure out how to do custom formating that would format input "1/5" as "1 year, 5 months", or "5,0" as "5 years". I do want the cell to retain original input of "1/5" but visually display "1 ...
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Windows 7 x64 can't connect to a printer on a 32-bit server

I have a windows 7 64-bit PC which is trying to print on a printer which is hosted by a windows 2003 server. The server is a 32-bit OS. I cant locate any drivers for the printer. I've tried numerous ...
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I can not make Access repair database using built-in utility?

Access 2013 reports that the file is not a database, and the data in the file are displayed via NotePad. Function "Database Utilities | Compact and Repair Database" does not work.
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Can't choose “rows to repeat at the top” in excel page setup menu

I purchased a brother dcp-8150 printer and now when i'm in office 2007 excel file my "rows to repeat at the top" option in page setup cannot be highlighted. Can you help
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How do I swap " and @ in OSX using my Microsoft Keyboard?

How do I swap " and @ on my microsoft keyboard? I'm on OSX. I have KeyRemap4MacBook installed and selecting the option to swap the keys has no effect. I have a UK Microsoft Ergonomic Desktop ...
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What happens when someone sends a Microsoft error report?

sometimes, when software crashes on Windows (which, depending on the type of software and the Windows version, can be quite often), Windows offers to send a crash report (the infamous "X encountered ...
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Is there any way to add new content to OneNote remotely?

I want to add new content to existing pages or add new pages to my OneNote notebook remotely. By email or by calling some MS OneNote API through Internet. Now I stuck with manual copying information ...
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Add Windows 8.1 user: Service unavailable

When I try to add a user with Microsoft Live account via PC-Settings (german Windows 8.1) I get the message "The service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.", for several days now. While ...
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Can't uninstall Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web

I have Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web on my laptop but I want to install the full version of Visual Studio Express 2013 (for both Web and Windows Desktop). Link to Visual Studio Express (full) ...
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In MS Excel 2007,IF functions or AND funciton

Per FUEL Conversion Bracket <35% 35.01 to 40.00 40.01 to 44.99 >45% < 76% 0 10 15 20 >76.01 % < 80.99% 25 ...
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Outlook 2013 Autocomplete Function not working

So usually after a few quick googles things like this can be resolved in a few minutes, but for some reason this one has escaped both myself as well as another senior engineer. Here is the setup. The ...
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uninstall a windows service framework 3.5 with a command line

I want to know wow to uninstall a windows service build in framework 3.5 without using the Programs and Features option, I want to use a command line command, any ideas?
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Is Microsoft's Photosynth app blocked in China?

I've been making photosynths for a few years on my travels but in China I can't seem to log in via the Photosynth app. I get this error: (In fact I hadn't realized until now that it's tied in to ...
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Malwarebytes Full Scan Loads GUI when done through Task Scheduler

I have used the Microsoft Task Scheduler to schedule my Malwarebytes updates and full scan since I can't get the Malwarebytes scheduler to work. The thing that is bothering me is that each time the ...
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Program suspended in Windows 8.1. Can't kill it because 'Access is Denied'

I have been getting this problem since I upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. What happens is after any program crashes, I cannot open it again and I cannot change any of the files that would normally not ...
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How to view a presentation generated by Microsoft Producer for PowerPoint 2002

We've been provided a link to a HTML presentation generated by Microsoft Producer for PowerPoint 2002. This link does not work neither with IE 11, Chrome 31, Firefox 26 nor Safari 7. I've even ...
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MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 - Stop Key Clicking

My new MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 clicks when the spacebar is pressed. All other keys are silent - as is my preference. How do I stop the spacebar from clicking?
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Is explorer.exe connecting to a Singapore Microsoft server common behaviour?

Netstas results explorer.exe TCP 192.168.x.x: 491x 111.221.124.116: 443 ESTABLISHED Is this part of error reporting?
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Is there an issue with this microsoft site?

I am trying to fix a friends computer (Had malware etc). I have used Malwarebytes to do that. Anyway now I want to update IE. I went too: https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/default.aspx >> Downloads >> ...
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How to Label / Tag Items in a Spreadsheet and get results in column

I want to tag items in a spreadsheet for similar reasons to nusantara in his question of 27 Mar 12 (see How to Label / Tag Items in a Spreadsheet). I have followed the excellent instructions given by ...
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How to decrease brightness of laptop screen which was changed?

I own http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c03061225 HP pavilion g6 1201tx laptop after using it for 2 years my laptop's screen display got damanged and i changed it ...
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Outlook 2013 crashing with Microsoft ActiveSync Account?

I am using Outlook 2013 with my MSN email address as ActiveSync. It was working fine two days ago but all of a sudden it starts crashing down after few seconds and also it shows status as ...
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VLOOKUP Excel formula for multiple colums

I have two columns "A" and "C" containing names of people. Columns "B" and "D" contain their birth dates. How can I make 1 data validation table for columns A & C without having to make them in ...
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Is there a way to add a “Contains” column in Windows Explorer?

I'm merging some old backup archives and getting rid of duplicates in the process, and I am frustrated by the fact that Microsoft has made it so difficult to find empty folders in Windows. The ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials Prevent PC From Sleep

Recently I had some problems getting my HTPC to sleep (S3), I noticed that sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. After some testing, I found out that once I disable microsoft security ...
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Advanced find and replace?

i'm trying to a get really huge amount of links into one single list and filter out unwanted sites. i've already tried to use the find a replace in word and chrome but it won't get past .com because ...
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Windows 8 download on mac

I am planning to install windows 8 on a second computer I'm building. I have a serial key and have found microsofts downloader. The problem is that the downloader is an exe and I only have 1 ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 Out of Office reply with Dear <senders name>?

Is there a way to set an Out of Office Auto reply that includes the name of the sender? My company has a large directory, and I think it would be awesome to include: Dear , example: ...
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Excel Form Creation

i am creating a form in excel but want for the words to end at page margin and continue to next cell. i have word wrap off and the cells within margins are merged. I am new to Excel and need some ...
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Upgrading Windows 7 KMS to Windows 8 [closed]

I have Windows 7 Enterprise through KMS (Key Management Server, so I get the license from my university). Can I buy the Windows 8.1 upgrade pack from the Microsoft store and upgrade the KMS version? ...
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I'm receiving Windows Update error 8024402f after changing update to include MS office

Brand new Dell desktop with Windows 7 Ultimate. Windows Update works fine until I add MS office 2007 and then change Windows update to "Get updates for other Microsoft products. Then the error ...
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Microsoft WORD 2010 - apostrophe issues

I'm writing a series of emails for a client, and when they sent the email for proofing, where I should see "don't" I see: Don’t They tell me it's a matter of changing the font I'm using in WORD ...
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rebind microsoft sculpt mobile mouse (windows Key)

using the microsoft sculpt mobile mouse, by downloading the Mouse and Keyboard Center , i can rebind the mouse keys, but the WINDOWS key i can't change it, and that is the only key i may(and want) to ...
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How will Microsoft offer the auto-update of Internet Explorer 11? [closed]

Microsoft will be auto-updating Windows 7 users to IE11. This will be flagged as an Important Update. Does this mean that there will be no user consent when Win7 is set up to download these type of ...
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Microsoft Access 2013 Files

I created a file in Access 2013, but now only have Access 2007. Is there a way I can open this file in Access 2007?
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“Microsoft Office Word 2003 has not been installed for the current user.” error in Windows XP

I started having problems with Office 2003 on my Windows XP laptop. I decided to reninstall it. Now, when I launch the Office Word application, I get the following error message: Microsoft Office ...
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Microsoft account and software ownership

I have VS 2013 at home and I sign in to it with my Microsoft account. I also work at another computer where VS 2013 is installed, which belongs to my employer. Can I sign in using my existing ...
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How to filter an array of words in Microsoft Excel? [duplicate]

How do I filter an array of words in Microsoft Excel? For example, I have a big list of road names in Singapore and I wish to filter all entries in the Excel containing any road name in the list. How ...
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As an outlook administrator using custom domain name, is it possible to monitor incoming emails for the users created?

I just created an administrator account on outlook with a custom domain name. Is it possible to monitor incoming emails for users that I created? If so, how can I do that? I don't see any option to do ...
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Can I use different keyboard settings for different spaces on OS X

I use Microsoft remote desktop app on my Mac. Is it possible to have the keyboard settings different for the app, and for the rest of the OS? As I often put the remote app in a different space, I was ...
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Visual Studio 11 Crashes

I have a funky problem.. I installed IIS7 to my development server where I had Visual Studio 11 as well. Then I installed PHP 5.5 and now somehow Visual Studio crashes when I try to load solutions. ...
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How to reset Windows 8.1 START screen to default?

I would like to reset my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 START screen. It has so much stuff on it from installing software that it defeats its usefulness. I tried links such as this one but it doesn't seem to ...
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What does “Free” mean when talking about software? [closed]

People always said that Microsoft Windows operating system is not free. What is it mean when it is not free?
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Windows 8.1 cant find the update?

I have the retail version of windows 8 installed with the update KB 2871389. When I do slmgr /dli in the command promote it tells me my Product key is the 'Retail Channel' but still no update... I ...
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How do I uninstall the Sentinel Drivers from windows 8?

I have tried several times to uninstall the sentinel drivers from my Windows 8 machine. It is a Toshiba laptop 64 bit system. Let me know step by step how do I do it, because I have tried other ...
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Word 2010 conditional formatting with check box content control

Is there a way to create a word form with check box content control, where only the required fields are editable once check box is selected? For example If checked box A, require these 6 questions ...