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Windows Container: Containeradministrator vs. Administrator?

I am a little confused when it comes to the users with Docker. When I run a Windows Container (e.g. microsoft/windowsservercore) and I type in "whoami" I get the following response user manager\...
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Unable to rsync to another volume with Git Bash

I use git bash on a windows machine: version 2.7.2 (32-bit version) of Git for Windows built on 2016-02-23 available from https://git-scm.com. Within bash I can copy a directory from /c/ to /e/ (a ...
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ASUS PA328Q 4K monitor Windows and DisplayPort issue

I have an ASUS PA328Q 4K monitor plugged onto the DisplayPort output of an MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4G. The monitor is configured to use DisplayPort 1.2. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. The ...
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CPU spikes to 100% when using openSSH for windows

I am using openSSH for windows (OpenSSH 7.1p1-1). I noticed that after few days that the sshd.exe processes are at the range of 20% cpu the spike to 100% utilization all taken by the processes. i ...
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Drag and drop to desktop puts files in Documents folder

Since the last Windows 10 update, when trying to drag-and-drop files to "Desktop", the files are automatically placed in the "Documents" folder, and not on the desktop. Any ideas on where to change ...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Search Indexing Fields (Filename only? Apparently not!)

So here's a question that I haven't been able to find the answer to anywhere: What field(s) does Windows 10 use to index files by whenever performing a start menu search? The obvious answer would be ...
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How do I open OneDrive log (ODL) files?

I am trying to troubleshoot Microsoft OneDrive, in particular I'd like to know which files it has processed. I found this folder which contains a bunch of ODL files: C:\Users(user)\AppData\Local\...
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Modified file not being read over network

I have a strange issue with file sharing in Windows Server 2012. We have an application that's run from a network share. There's also a Terminal Services server so remote users can run it. This ...
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Use EMV-enabled Credit Card (chip card) for Windows Smart Card log-in?

I have a USB Smart Card Reader and a Credit Card with Smart Chip (EMV) on it. So I was wondering if I can associate this card to my Windows Administrator profile (local user account) and use it as a ...
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GPG Agent under Windows as SSH Agent for git bash

I'm trying to set up gpg-agent as the common authentication agent under Windows. It works fine for both Putty and regular gpg use, but now I'd like to use it as ssh-agent in git bash as well. From ...
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How to mount a samba share on non-standard port?

The firewall on my network drops all packets on TCP port 139 and 445. So all samba shares don't work outside the LAN. I tried letting the samba daemon listen on a non-standard port. This method works ...
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How do I use an animated GIF image for the Windows 8.1 lock screen?

I know how to set an image file (.gif format in this case) on Windows 8.1 lock screen, but by some reason the image is shown as "static" instead of "animated". How do I use an animated GIF as a lock ...
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How to auto refresh VLC media library?

Is there a way to set up the VLC media library so that when I add a file to the media library folder, the file will automatically be added to the media library without me having to touch VLC? In ...
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Disable unread count in the Skype taskbar icon

This is a Windows-equivalent question of this OSX question here on SuperUser: Disable unread count in the Skype dock icon. Rationale: sometimes I don't want to be disturbed by incoming Skype messages ...
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IP forwarding between two interfaces on Windows Server from Linux box

I have two VMs, one Ubuntu Server and one Windows Server 2016. On both machines I have a virtual switch with NAT (Hyper-V vSwitch on Windows) with Docker containers connected to them. On Linux my ...
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Error when running executables from mapped network drives

We have an active directory environment with some shares on a file server running windows server 2008 r2, the clients run windows 7 and map the file shares to drives on their machine, this is ...
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How to run ChkDsk on Storage Spaces which is stuck in read only mode?

I am having a number of issues with Storage Spaces which began when a drive died. I have 5 WD Reds in Parity. I have not replaced the disk but the drive refuses to come in to Read / Write mode and ...
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Get a list of user profiles on machine local and domain

Is there a way, either by PowerShell, batch, C# to get a list of all the profiles currently on the local machine. I need to collect a list of profiles and show whether they are local users, or domain ...
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Windows 7 will sleep, but wakes up immediately from hibernate

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu/Win7 setup with Windows on its own SSD. At first the Windows side would neither sleep nor hibernate. If I asked it to do either, the screens go off and it goes through the ...
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-keyhook parameter is not working with VcXsrv on Windows 10

I am running Xfce in Full-Screen mode using Windows Subsystem for Linux and VcXsrv. I'd like to use Alt + Tab to alternate between open Xfce programs. However when I press Alt + Tab it triggers ...
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Why my command prompt is not recognizing 'netstat' as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file or as output of echo %PATH%?

I want to figure out my running ports in Windows 10 but when I write command C:\> netstat in the console, I get the following error 'netstat' is not recognized as an internal or external ...
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How can I set a dynamically evaluated environment variable for Windows' Command Processor (cmd.exe)?

The Windows command processor (cmd.exe) supports environment variables like USERNAME and USEPROFILE. The value of these variable is always the same after they have been set. But if I execute echo %...
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How to update/restore Windows 7 trusted root certificate store?

Microsoft tells us, that there should be an update available. When actually searching for it, only two hits show up and they are for windows 2000. At the bottom of the article, they even promise a ...
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Remove a program from “how do you want to open this file” list on Windows

I wanted to open a file with another program so I did open with > choose another app > more apps and a list of apps show up. This is a screenshot of the list and I want to remove the "idle" files ...
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What tasks should you perform when you transplant an NTFS drive?

I recently asked this question: Recycle bin on transplanted drive And it got me thinking: What other housecleaning sorts of tasks should you perform before and after you transplant an NTFS drive to ...
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Use Blat to send mail, why time send is one hour ahead than time received?

Use BlatJ (Japanese version of Blat) to send email, the command is: blatJ test.txt -t recipient@example.com -s "test from blatj" -f sender@example.com I sent the mail at 09:30, and received by ...
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Windows 10 administrator account

Why does Windows 10 warn me that a program "can't be opened using the built-in administrator account" when I am logged in under a different (non-built-in) administrator account?
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Why do I need to add a period after hostname in order to get DNS resolution to work?

C:\Users\david>nslookup home-pi3 Server: UnKnown Address: 192.168.1.1 Name: home-pi3 Address: 192.168.1.81 C:\Users\david>ping home-pi3 Ping request could not find host home-pi3. Please check ...
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Windows 7 SP1 wont update error code 800706F7

This appears to be a common problem and it has been reported on multiple sites and the answer always seems to come down to removing kb3004394 On the laptop in question I checked and the update is ...
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Get display resolution inside Remote Desktop from windows command line

When I connect to another computer using Remote Desktop, How can I obtain, from Windows Command line in a batch, the screen resolution of the Remote Desktop window, not the screen resolution of the ...
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Why Webdav loses connection each reboot?

Hostgator told me on a support call over a year ago that Windows 7 had issues with Webdav because of digest authentication. They also said that future versions of Windows would solve the problems with ...
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Why is Microsoft.Update.Session so slow? Can I make it faster?

I'm running this script script (as discussed here): $Session = New-Object -ComObject Microsoft.Update.Session $Searcher = $Session.CreateUpdateSearcher() $Searcher.Search("IsInstalled=1").Updates | ...
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Sticky notes on different desktops

I want to add separate sticky notes to each desktop on Windows 10. But I cannot move a note separately to different desktop instead the widget moves with notes. How to overcome this. I want to ...
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Increase width of drag handles W10

Is there a way to increase the width of drag-handles in Win 10 ? It always takes me aout five attempts to activate the cursor/handle so I can drag the edges of windows to resize them. The divider ...
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Windows 10 Photos app crashing on opening any image

When opening any image I'm getting this error: I checked Event Viewer: Event 1000: Faulting application name: Microsoft.Photos.exe, version: 15.827.16340.0, time stamp: 0x55dfa48c Faulting module ...
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Can't connect to socket listening on 127.0.0.1 but works for 'localhost' in Windows 10

I have a clean install of Windows 10 Pro x64 and I’m trying to run PostgreSQL server on it. It used to work perfectly on Windows 7, but Windows 10 is behaving really weird: If I configure PostgreSQL ...
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Connecting Android to Windows VPN

I have set up a VPN on my Windows 10 computer by going into Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections and hitting Alt and then going to File > New Incoming Connection... and setting up ...
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Windows 7 Pro --> Windows 10 activated World Wide Web Publishing Service

After installing windows 10 upgrade the Windows 7 Pro --> Windows 10 activated World Wide Web Publishing Service on port 80. This was NOT running before the windows 10 upgrade and caused issues. I ...
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hdd recognized as ssd after windows 10 update

I received the Windows 10 update and installed it without any problems to a Lenovo computer running Windows 7. So far, everything works fine except that when I go to defragment the drive, the media ...
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how to force any application into fullscreen?

I couldn't find any solution to this, even though it should be the most obvious and easy thing to do. I basically just want to be able to force any program that can be switched to fullscreen with alt+...
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Tell Task Scheduler how to end a task

I start a program A using Windows Task Scheduler. That program starts instances of another program B. The task is started on Windows startup and runs even if no user is logged on. When I terminate ...
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DISM: Error 2 The system Cannot Find the File Specified - during /Cleanup-Image

hopefully someone can help me. I was trying to get rid of old windows update files by running Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore. I am getting Error: 2 'the system cannot find ...
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How do I stop Windows from flooding smartcard with APDUs

Whenever I put a smartcard in/on my smartcard reader Windows (7 Prof, x64) immediately starts flooding it with APDUs possibly trying to identify the type of the card (SELECT and READ_DATA commands). ...
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Display only the current directory name (not the full path) in Windows Batch Prompt

Is it possible to get the batch equivalent of this: Show only current directory name (not full path) on bash prompt I have a prompt like this C:\folder\inner> Is there a way to make it like this:...
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Make USB virtual COM device persistent through reboots

EDIT: Having rethought the issue, perhaps my question can be summarized like this: Is there an existing COM terminal type program that will automatically detect when a COM port becomes unavailable and ...
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How does licensing work with Vagrant Windows boxes?

Can a single Windows license be shared between a team (akin to installing on a physical or virtual server) for hosting Vagrant boxes? The Vagrant docs don't seem to address this issue and all the ...
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How to use Robocopy in true restartable mode

I am currently using the /Z flag in a Windows Robocopy command with the intention of creating a "restartable" copy job. However, when the copy command is re-executed after an interruption, the copy ...
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Is it possible to monitor CPU Temperature with Windows Performance Monitor?

I would like to take a baseline of a system for CPU, CPU Temperature, Hard Drive Reads/Writes, Page File, and Memory. I did not see a counter for the CPU Temperature in the Windows 7 Performance ...
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Using multiple KeePass databases with separate configurations

We are using KeePass (2.16, Windows) to store passwords in our company (let's name it KeePass_Corp). Additionally I am using another installation on a USB-stick to store my private passwords (...
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Programmatically installing a system driver on Windows 7 x64

I am experimenting with the WinDDK and trying to install a system driver on a Windows 7 (x64)virtual box. I have an .inf file: ; testdriver.inf - install information file [Version] Signature = "$...