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Dark Web: Which countries specialize in what services?

Q: Dark Web: Which countries specialize in what services?

China's hacking hardware, the United States' assassins or Japan's taboo content -- in the Dark Web, only money matters.

On Tuesday, Trend Micro researchers released a whitepaper (.PDF) documenting the results of an investigation into the Web's underbelly, asking if the underground is connected globally, or whether there are countries which have a certain illegal "specialization" in goods or services.



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A: Dark Web: Which countries specialize in what services?

"The US is also, ironically, the best place for the darkest and most dangerous services and purchases, including assassination services and murder-for-hire.

Meanwhile in Canada, the underground economy is not as well-developed or efficient as others. However, vendors are still making a profit on trading ice hockey cards and 'Kenny Chesney' MP3's. The more serious vendors are rumoured to be distributing 'Corb Lund Band' MP3's too. Worldwide!"

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An interesting study on the global underground company shows that money can get you anything -- wherever you are.

China's hacking hardware, the United States' assassins or Japan's taboo content -- in the Dark Web, only money matters.

On Tuesday, Trend Micro researchers released a whitepaper (.PDF) documenting the results of an investigation into the Web's underbelly, asking if the underground is connected globally, or whether there are countries which have a certain illegal "specialization" in goods or services.

There are three loose layers of the Internet; the "Clear" Web, the "Deep" Web and the "Dark" Web. The Clear Web is where we go for daily tasks and to visit standard websites through search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo.

The "Deep" Web is the layer underneath which is not indexed by standard search engines, and has to be accessed through a service such as the Tor network to access .onion websites hosted in this area.

Lastly, the "Dark" Web is a fraction of the Deep Web where illegal dealings take place, such as the purchase of weapons, drugs, counterfeit documents and hacking tools.

The average person is unlikely to go beyond the Clear Web, but the rest of the Internet is open to anyone using the right setup.
Over the past few years, Trend Micro has conducted a number of research projects focusing on these areas and the underground economy at large. Within the latest resear... Read more

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Hi All, I would suggest you read my old post here first:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/9be1effb-d44f-4987-872c-c1a2fe23aba3/autounattendxml-not-working?forum=w7itproinstall

Anyhow, where I work we have a single DR PC what has our basic company software/programs on and is imaged, and then deployed out to a large multiple of identical PC's at our disaster recovery facility in the event when needed. Our DR facility is connected
to our AD domain.
The DR PC's we use are HP EliteDesk 800G2 Desktop Mini's and have Windows 7 Pro x64 on them.  Now capturing and restoring the image is not an issue and is is done via PXE booting using Symantic Ghost.

I have two major issues that need to be resolved very soon as we have a DR test coming up in a couple of months where we push the image out to a large number of identical PC's and test everything down in DR.

Issue 1: When ever sysprep is run with the "/generalize" option, windows fails to boot/reboot. Just get
a black screen in a continuous re-booting loop. Not even any error message, absolutely nada is shown! 
Maybe it's got something to do with he ultra modern hardware/chipset/platform of the HP EliteDesk G2; all USB port are USB3 and the boot drive is a NVMe SSD.
To resolve this issue, I have to restore the image to the DR PC via PXE.
And Yes I have the following in my Autounattend.xml file under the
generalize pass. 
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-PnpSysprep... Read more

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Running a HP 1220C (Love it more everyday). Unfortunately HP has discontinued them otherwise I would have got another one in case this one croaks.

But last Friday I had to reboot cause I installed a anti-virus update. So after rebooting I shut down cause I was heading out of town for the weekend. But at the last minute I decided to print out maps of both O'hara and Denver International, so I knew where the gates for my connecting and departing flights were.

I tried multiple times to get the printer to power up with no luck, so I gave up. And then tonight messing around with it the same results. So I reinstalled the driver package for it and that IMO didn't help so the thought was going through my mind I was going to have to look into a new printer.

But while reading my e-mail's, the looney thing powered up on its own. Practically scared me out of my chair.

What possibilities is there that would cause something like this and what could I do to correct it?
 

A:Anyone here specialize in Printer psychology?

Double click the desktop icon (My Computer, ect..)>then double click printers> & right click & select properties of the printer you are using.> Then left click the Control tab at the top of the dialog box.> Look for something that says Auto Power Off/On (or something like that).

Set it to what you want.........or not at all.

You can set the printer to automatically come on whenever you press the Print button on most programs. And the printer will automatically turn itself off after a selected number of minutes/hours, if you aren't using it.

You also have quite a few other things that you can set to tailor to you desires, such as print w/color or Black & white...paper size, graphic control, ect...

Play around with it & have fun. If you really screw it up badly, you can always delete the printer installed (from the Printers folder) & then just re-install by double clicking the Add Printer icon in the printers folder & select the brand name & model # that you have plugged into your computer.
 

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Hello,

I am having a hard time with the sysprep specialize pass.  The error file I am getting from the setupact out of panther is:
2016-01-29 11:57:06, Error [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : Unattend action failed with exit code 4
2016-01-29 11:57:06, Info [setup.exe] [Action Queue] : ProcessActionQueue finish (hr = 0x1f2000)
2016-01-29 11:57:06, Error [setup.exe] Execution of unattend GCs failed; hr = 0x0; pResults->hrResult =0x8030000b
2016-01-29 11:57:06, Info [0x0606cc] IBS Flushing registry to disk...
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info [0x0606cc] IBS Flush took 967 ms.
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Warning IBS Callback_Unattend_InitiatePass: Runtime error occurred while applying unattend answer file; hrResult = 0x8030000b
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendErrorFromResults: Hit an unattend error; dumping any info we have about the failure...
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: ------Unattend setting error / warning------
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: Error code = 0x8030000b
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: Pass = specialize
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: Component name = [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]
2016-01-29 11:57:07, Info IBS UnattendDumpSetting: ---------------------... Read more

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Hello guys,

i have one simple problem and would like if somebody can help me.
Yesterday i bought new grafic card geforce GT440 after my old 9800 GT stoped functioning normaly(memory failure).
So here is the problem, when I start any program or do anything the computer the computer is functioning normally, but when I turn to desktop(which has black wallpaper) the monitor goes so dark that I can't see almost nothing. I tryed to find some power saving options in windows(win 7 pro, 64 bit) and on envidia control panel but i cannot find any cause for that dark screen. Even if I load a black page on my mozilla the monitor goes dark. As it cannot represent dark colors normally. Thanks in andvance for Your help.

Greetings from Croatia,
Martin K?nig

A:Dark monitor geforce GT440(after going to desktop with dark wallpaper)

First update your driver by choosing the correct model HERE.....

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Hello - 
In the past we applied copyprofile to our answerfiles used at the sysprep stage before we captured images and deployed them using WDS. 
We are now trying to sys prep and capture the image without this answer file -- but then apply the answer file with copyprofile set to true in the specialize pass to the captured image in WDS (checking "allow image to install in unattended mode"
in the install image properties and setting the file)
We had tested this successfully before but now we are failing on the specialize pass. Setuperr.log seems to show the copy profile failing. 
When does copy profile need to be applied? Must it be applied via an answer file at the sysprep stage in order to work properly? Or can an answer file with copyprofile set to true be applied to the captured install image in WDS?

Thank you - 

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Hi all, I've been working on a new x64 image in what is predominantly an x86 client environment. So, MDT (2010) is what we're using to deploy - and it all seemed to go very well after imaging a bunch of laptops with a .wim file with which I integrated
SP1 manually (using DISM). I then went to integrate all the latest updates in the same way, but sadly this didn't work as there was an update of some description which seemed to break it (I excluded a couple of updates known to cause issues).

So, I decided to work on capturing a wim from a VM after I applied all the updates. Something that seemed to go pretty seamlessly, but sadly when I copy the wim over, then run the deployment, I get a failure on the 'specialize' pass. There are several points
at which the BDD log states it cannot find the product key, but then we use KMS so I'm assuming this isn't needed. That being said, there is a key in the unattend.xml, so I've become a little confused by this..
Here's the specialize portion of the unattend.xml:

<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State">
<Identification>
<Credentials>
<Username>[email protected]</Username>
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Currently trying to take an image of our new Lenovo Tiny Form Factors (M900) running Windows 7 Enterprise x64. After sysprep I am hit with this error message up on rebooting.

"Windows could not parse or process the unattend file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]."
 I'm somewhat of a noob, but have done this before and have no issues. Ive searched everywhere and cant seem to find a fix, any help would be greatly appreciated. 
Here's The answer file I'm currently using.

Thanks in advance.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
<settings pass="generalize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<SkipRearm>1</SkipRearm>
</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="specialize">
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Different Countries, Different Scams.

Microsoft finds that the Trojans and viruses spreading around China and Brazil differ from those in the rest of the world.

The top four of the most popular malicious programs, which closely follow the United States and European markets, are three fake security software programs and a downloader that installs fake security software. However, in China, four of the top five threats are password stealers for online games, and in Brazil, three of the top four threats are Trojans that steal the usernames and passwords for online bank accounts.Click to expand...

-- Tom
 

A:Different Countries, Different Scams

Nice Read
 

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Sorry if this is in the wrong thread...

Okay, I wanted to know if anyone has a list of the codes used in other countries. For example...

.ca is used in canada
.com, .net, etc. used in US
.co.uk used in UK


Can anyone supply these codes? Thanks!

A:.com list for other countries?

Hello,

Have you tried searching google?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=country+domain+name

This should give you a place to start.

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I live in Britain but my work requires that I gain information from the USA.
I require the search priority to give preference to US informnation rather than UK information.
Whenever I load google I get google.co.uk even if I enter google.com.
In the past I have set my computer as if I was in the USA but have forgotten how to do that now.
Can anyone help please?
 

A:Searching in other countries

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Hallo zusammen,
Ich versuche seit einiger Zeit einen WDS aufzusetzen um ein Image auf mehrere Rechner verteilen zu können. Allerdings bekomme ich spätestens nach dem Setup der Clients folgende Fehlermeldung: (Da wo der Rechner zum ersten mal von der eigenen Festplatte Booted
und dann auch die Treiber installiert werden)
Die Antwortdatei für die unbeaufsichtigte Installation für Durchgang [specialize] konnte nicht analysiert oder verarbeitet werden. Die in der Antwortdatei angegebenen Einstellungen können nicht angewendet werden. Der Fehler wurde beim Verarbeiten von Einstellungen
für Die Komponente [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup] erkannt.
Mit Shift+F10 habe ich die Log Dateien die unter C:\Windows\Panther lagen auf den Server kopiert.

Hier der ausschnitt der setupact.log:
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] UnattendSearchExplicitPath: Found unattend file at [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml]; examining for applicability.
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] UnattendSearchExplicitPath: Found usable unattend file for pass [specialize] at [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml].
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info IBS Callback_Unattend_InitEngine:Using unattend file found at [C:\Windows\Panther\unattend.xml].
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] ValidateSMIPass: serialized settings stream; status 0x00000000
2017-01-27 08:36:40, Info [setup.exe] Validate... Read more

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This might sound like a dumb question, but I need to ask it just to make sure.

I am currently in New Zealand studying for a semester and want to buy an external hard drive because I need lots of extra space as my laptop just isn't cutting it. If I did buy one at a store here in NZ, when I bring it back to the States, I shouldn't have any compatibility issues at all with it working either between my Vista laptop or my XP desktop, right?

Thanks for any replies
 

A:Storage Hardware between Countries?

awesome, thanks
 

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Hello,
I have been on steam for 3-4 years now. From May 17, 2016, I have been getting emails about my account being accessed from different IP address or different area with right user ID and password. I have been following the guidelines which were changing my password which I did and so far I have done it five times because someone kept trying to access it from random countries with the right password. I also ran Microsoft Security Essentials and Spybot free version and there has been nothing major shown on it. Therefore, I am not sure what to do. I have also filled ticket on steam too.
 
This is the information of the places where it has been attempted to access my account from.
 
1) May 17 2016 at 2:29am from
IP address: 201.151.151.222
City name: Guadalajara
State name: Jalisco
Country name: MX
 
2) June 26 2016 at 10:08 am from
IP address: 123.171.116.53
City name: Tengzhou
State name: Shandong
Country name: CN
 
3) July 11 2016 2:00am from
IP address: 128.199.182.203
City name: Singapore
State name: Singapore
Country name: SG
 
4) July 21 2016 10:58am from
IP address: 182.73.175.130
City name: Pune
State name: Maharashtra
Country name: IN
 
5) July 24 2016 16:30pm from
IP address: 92.255.187.219
City name: Omsk
State name: Omskaya oblast'
Country name: RU
 
I am not sure what to do and bit nervous about my other accounts like finance and such. Thank you for taking your time and reading this forum.
 

A:Account being accessed from other countries

Adware Cleaner Scan.
 
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Scan button.
When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
 
JRT Scan.
Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.
 
Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click it and select Run as administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Please post the JRT log.
 
Adware Removal Tool Scan.
 
Download Adware removal tool to your desktop, right click the icon and select Run as Administrator.
 
 

 
Hit Ok.
 

 
Hit next make sure to leave all items checked, for removal.
 

 
 
The Program will close all open programs to complete the removal, so save any work and hit OK. Then hit OK after the removal process is complete, thenOK ... Read more

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N450 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1012 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 228400 MB, Free - 191793 MB;
Motherboard: INTEL Corporation, Tiger Hill
Antivirus: None

Message: When I try to get www.vanityfair.com , Google Chrome automatically reverts me to www.vanityfair.it (I live in Italy). Sometimes reverts to .fr.Sometimes .co.uk (the magazine has online editions in all 3 countries and more). I know there is a U.S. edition online and used to be able to log in to it. Please help--some articles, like on The New Yorker online, you have to pay for to access--but I have no trouble getting The New Yorker, only Vanity Fair U.S.A. and only lately. Any suggestions? Thanks so much.
 

A:Can't get [magazine].com, only European countries

Try clearing your cookies. The sites maybe setting a country preference and saving it as a cookie.
 

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The big day has finally arrived as the consumer version of Windows 10 is now available. While many around the world will obtain Microsoft's latest for free (for the first year) via Windows Update, the Redmond-based company is also offering...

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A:Windows 10 available today in 190 countries, here's how to get it

How long should I allow for the dust to settle? Is there a global ISO which allows me to make sure that I get the right version (32bit v 64bit, Home v Pro, etc) on each machine?

I have older equipment with several variations of Windows 7 and Windows 8 together with some pretty old chipsets and graphics cards. I would hate to find half way into the process that I can't upgrade.
 

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Something I recently thought - is the internet in Germany different from the internet in the US of A? Is the internet in Japan different from the internet in China?

Not asking whether or not the government governs differently, but if we are actually on different internets (hehe).

For example, I went to Google and typed "McDonald's Korea." I got 0 korean results and certainly didn't get mcdonalds.kp or mcdonalds.kr. Instead I got the usual mcdonalds.com.

Is it just the difference in the way they are governed or what?

Sorry if it scares you that an IT guy doesn't know this.
 

A:Is the internet split up for different countries?

Just one.
 

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Hello,
I have been on steam for 3-4 years now. From May 17, 2016, I have been getting emails about my account being accessed from different IP address or different area with right user ID and password. I have been following the guidelines which were changing my password which I did and so far I have done it five times because someone kept trying to access it from random countries with the right password. I also ran Microsoft Security Essentials and Spybot free version and there has been nothing major shown on it. Therefore, I am not sure what to do. I have also filled ticket on steam too.
 
This is the information of the places where it has been attempted to access my account from.
 
1) May 17 2016 at 2:29am from
IP address: 201.151.151.222
City name: Guadalajara
State name: Jalisco
Country name: MX
 
2) June 26 2016 at 10:08 am from
IP address: 123.171.116.53
City name: Tengzhou
State name: Shandong
Country name: CN
 
3) July 11 2016 2:00am from
IP address: 128.199.182.203
City name: Singapore
State name: Singapore
Country name: SG
 
4) July 21 2016 10:58am from
IP address: 182.73.175.130
City name: Pune
State name: Maharashtra
Country name: IN
 
5) July 24 2016 16:30pm from
IP address: 92.255.187.219
City name: Omsk
State name: Omskaya oblast'
Country name: RU
 
I am not sure what to do and bit nervous about my other accounts like finance and such. Thank you for taking your time and reading this forum.
 

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When I go to the Windows XP control Pannel and open the "Phone and Modem Options" cp, I can not select any countries. There are none in the pull down list. And I can not close it. Ends up in an endless loop.

This is a HUGE problem with Outlok as every time I try to add a phone number Outlook calls the CP items as Outlook wants a default location. I get put into an endless loop as I can't cancel the CP item and the only way to get rid of it is to open the Task Manager and kill it. I can't add or change phone numbers in Outlook 2003!

Any ideas as what I should do? Thanks!
 

A:Solved: No Countries Listed

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I am trying to use my online banking service (www.natwest.co.uk) whilst in Korea and Thailand. The Form elements where I type the amount to transfer usually has a ? sterling symbol in it. In other territories this symbol becomes a random symbol.

I am using my own laptop with the keyboard set to EN for England and have tried it the latest IE and Mozilla.

Any ideas!! As the form rejects the entry and turns it back to 0 thus stopping me transfering money!

Thanks

Adam

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hey guys i just want to know if i buy a USA mobo and a Korean GPU they will work as they supose to?
 

A:Different countries, same hardware compatibility?

Of course. As long as the GPU understands english. LOL. Just kidding.
Hardware doesn't understand human speech of any form.
So, yes, they will work.
 

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I've just moved to italy from uk, have computer with windows 98 from uk. have set up an internet connection with tiscali and the guy i live with can get online with this connection with his italian version of windows on his computer, but i cannot with mine.

status is connected but cannot view any web pages. phone numbers all ok i think, in troubleshooter tried looking through winsock files, one was missing but don't know much about them, troubleshooter said isp may use different winsock settings. anyway help much appreciated!
 

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Ok so you know how when you choose which pictures to put in your desktop slideshow they have different countries, I believe they have US, Canada, Australia, UK and that's it. Well what if I want one picture from the US collection and one from the UK one in my desktop slideshow, how do I do that, it's not letting me, it seems as if I gotta stick with one country only.

A:Using wallpapers from different countries to make....

Have you tried to make a new folder like "My Wallpapers"

Then copy each pic you want into that folder & set that folder as the default for your slideshow.

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I setup an ACER VM6620G (Win7x86) how I wanted, including disabling the administrator account and creating an administrator user "PVA"
Navigated to \\wds\DeploymentShare$\Scripts and ran the litetouch script. Chose my "Sysprep and Capture" task. 
Everything went off without a hitch until I restarted the technician pc. 
I got the dreaded
"Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [specialize]. A component or setting specified in the answer file does not exist"
I tried to deploy the captured image to the same computer and got the same error
I've scoured the internet for solutions (Shift+10 opens command prompt. Good to know!) with no luck.
I've saved the unattend.xml and looked for errors- going as far as to install an x86 Win7 virtual machine to validate the unattend.xml file in WISM


Other information that might be useful:
   I never used WISM to create an unattend.xml nor did I attach one to the image. 
   I didn't try to copy user profiles/settings/migrate etc
   I imported the captured image to WDT. Created a standard task and added 2 nodes 
     -Inject Drivers
     -Install Application

As a side, I've got another image that I've already injected the drivers/installed the application as a test. Everything went smoothly.


+-----------------+
 | Unattend.xml: 
&#... Read more

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Hello,

We're deploying Windows 8.1 to our public computing labs right now. This is the first time we're doing mass deployments with SCCM and we've run into the dreaded sysprep error just after applying the image. I think we've
narrowed this down to drivers but can't seem to figure it out. As an example, *almost none* of our hundreds of Optiplex 9010s will accept the image, yet hundreds of other models (Optiplex 7010, Optiplex 9020) accept the same image without issue.

I saw plenty of other posts about this error but I don't think this could be an unattend file or sysprep issue. Why would it work on some machines but not others?

Has anyone experienced a similar issue?

Thanks in advance!!

Error:
Sysprep could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup].

Log Files:
Will post separately.

A:SCCM Windows 8.1 Deployment - Sysprep could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass specialize

For those with a similar issue - 

This turned out to be a driver problem for us, as suspected. In speaking with Premier Support, we dug through the CBS.log on a failed machine and confirmed it. In CBS, we traced the setup process to where drivers get installed and found a couple failures
(network, audio, etc.). Setup failed immediately after that process.

We were under the impression that our device drivers were current in SCCM, however they were not. In SCCM, we were ignoring driver import errors while using the Dell Command Deploy Utility for CABs. The errors were a result of the 2008 site server's inability
to recognize the newer Windows 8.1 drivers. We applied KB 2837108 and KB 2921916 to the site server and re-imported drivers. The sysprep error went away after this.

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Let's say I'm in Australia, and I open the British news website bbc.com. Obviously what I'll see isn't exactly what the Brits are seeing (different ads and even different stories - Australian-weighted).
 
OK, so, would there there be a way to open this site from Aust. so I'm seeing exactly what the Brits are seeing?
 
Thanks very much for any responses.

A:Bypassing website modifications for different countries

See this article for a number of suggestions on how you may be able to achieve that.

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Hey .. Just joined this forum .. and .. its so super cool ! I have a problem .. i'm sure you guys can answer!
I found out that there were some sites that I just cant open on any of the computers in india.. that I could when I was in USA! eg. www.t-mobile.com. Its a major telephone company in the US and I need to open it every month to pay my bills on-line!
I have tried it on different computers .. on firefox or internet explorer it just says .. "internet explorer cannot display the webpage" or "unable to connect" in firefox. then this other website I wanted to open today.. www.tyler-adam.com .. cant open!
Another example .. on www.facebook.com it opens and I can login and everything .. but when I want to open a profile page of anyone not on my friends list, the page wont even load completely. Not that I get a page which says I cant see the profile or anything ... the page just doesn't load ever!

I feel its happening only with these active american websites.
thanks all
 

A:Do some sites block access in certain countries?

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Hiya

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I bought an HP C4150 all in one printer in the usa in Dec 2006. Am using it now in United Kingdom but it will not recognise the HP ink numbers (same ink but diff numbers in Europe).

Been on the HP tech chat line and been advised the zone needs to be changed (to reflect UK and not USA). It's looking for USA ink no 95 when the Europe equivilant is 334.

I've been told the zone needs to be changed to reflect UK. Seems it should be a reasonably easy thing to do but am toldit needs to be brought into the shop to be changed.

Can I do this myself by downloading new drivers perhaps or by entering the setup for he printer software.

Also this is being used on a new Imac with OS10.3 or better.

Thanks,
bob
 

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A:Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today

I do wish MS would stop calling it a free upgrade. If it were truly free, you would be able to dual boot alongside your existing OS. The true cost of Win 10 is the loss of your Win 7 or Win 8.1 license.

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It looks like the MS download is only available to USA, Israel, China and Brazil!
What is that all about????

A:Official MS Security Essentials Limited Countries!

Check this post out by the man:

Microsoft Security Essentials is live!!

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Hi,

I've moved my PC desktop (HP Pavilion Elite) from the Middle East to the UK and have lost the ability to connect wirelessly to a broadband router. Wired connection is fine, but not possible from where I sit here!
The machine seems to be working as usual, only the loss of functionality in wireless.
Could it be that I need to reset the network adapter to the UK region? I've tried to do this unsuccessfully in Device Manager/ Network Adapters/Properties/Advanced but the changes always revert to the default (Country Region 11A, Value: Ch 36-165) after I 'OK'. Hmm. Any help greatly appreciated as neither HP or Intel seem to be able to respond to this out of warranty issue!

Thanks
 

A:Changed countries, 'Windows cannot find any networks'

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I'm in need of new lap top and holding out for the 920. You can purchase it in some countries, like France. Can we get an offical respone on when it will purchasable in the US? 

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Hello Team,

Please advice me what kind of steps need to take for  ATA issue like..
1.dns services .
2.directory services 
3.remote desktop services.

we have 70 to 80 medium tickets  what would be the best resolution for this things

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Hi all,  I got a new Yoga 720 coming my way. It was bought in the US and has a US power adapter but here in Israel the power is sockets are like EU power sockets. so my question is will a simple adapter like this one do the work?  


























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I have a friend who lives in the Netherlands. He always complains about errors when charging Nexon Cash on Maple Story (GMS)

I know a lot of people have had this problem, however his is causing other problems, and I would really like his error fixed. My question is, would using an application like HotSpot Shield allow you to pretend you're from america, even through paypal, and hence allow you to bypass that error, as in America, it is noted there are only very rare errors compared to the Netherlands which is apparently suffering from a lot of issues to do with charging money to Maple Story.

If anyone has had a similar problem with charging, can you verify if this would work, or even those with a technical mind, could you explain if it would not work, and why?

Thank you very much <3
 

A:Maplestory-bypassing paypal error when buying NX in some eu countries will this work?

HotSpot Shield will not work. What determines your location is the IP address from the ISP.

Can I ask are you going through the official site for the cash? I know that many MMO games have people selling their in game cash, which is against the game's T&Cs. Some of them are just crooks.
 

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New Version of Changeup Malware Found Targeting India, Mexico, Other CountriesThe piece of malware detected as W32.Changeup has been making the rounds since mid-2009 and its developers don?t seem to be willing to give up on it just yet. Symantec experts have found a new variant of this threat circulating in the wild.http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Version-of-Changeup-Malware-Found-Targeting-India-Mexico-Other-Countries-310498.shtml?W32.Changeup ? A Worm By Any Other Name:http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/w32changeup-worm-any-other-name

A:New Version of Changeup Malware Found Targeting India Mexico Other Countries

Another writeup from Sophos:
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Here is my Xml file.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm=http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/Sta>
            <ImageInstall>
                <OSImage>
                    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
                    <InstallTo>
                        <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                        <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
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Hi there,
I have a WDS server setup with images but I am having trouble with the unattend answer file bit. I always get an error after deploying in image during setup that it had trouble during the Speicalize phase. I believe it has something to do with the product
key most likely. I am wanting to skip product key entirely and leave it blank as the computers I'm deploying are all Lenovo business computers with the on board chip for activation.



The exact error I get is
"Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]"

I am able to get the computer up and running by going into REGEDIT, Childcompletion key and changing the value of "Setup" from 1 to 3 but I am wondering how I can prevent this entirely.


Thanks!
Here is the answer file I'm using...


</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
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Hello,

I have a router with a DSL connection. I now have a need to install an external 56k modem as well. When clicking on Phone and Modem Options in Control Panel, the Location Information dialog box comes up, but there are no countries listed in the "What country/region are you now?" pulldown list. I've read somewhere that I should run services.msc, and ensure that the Telephony startup type is manual, and that the service status is started. I've had a look, and mine is as stated, but still I cannot get any countries listed.

Can anyone help, please?
 

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hi,
recently when i boot my computer and my user account loads in it brings up the background and desktop folders and that, and then it just sits there and does absolutely nothing for about 5 mins and if i try to do something it will freeze or move really slow, when i go into task manager its got the process there in the Image Name column, and the Mem usage is there, but in the User Name column where its surpost to say what processes are running on which user account, and the processes that are from the system, that column is blank, but then after the long wait they start loading and they all say what belongs to the system/user etc.

what is causeing this to halt like like??

i have virus scanned, adaware scanned, disk defragmented and turned all the startup items off. btw the system boots okay untill when it gets into windows.

i hav a P4 2.8 , a WD 80gb (boot drive) and a WD 200gb sata drive, and a gig of ram

any help will be much appreciated ,
thanks

A:Slow booting/loading uses,system, local services and network services

What programs did you use to do a virus and spyware scan?

Try an online scan at www.antivirus.com

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Hello,
I have windows vista 64 (sp3) (home premium)
Im in serious trouble here, I really haven't a clue whats going on
I went to a website and must have got a virus.. my avg poped up with a couple of warnings. so i scanned everything, and it seems things where ok. but I suddenly got a popup:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/01.jpg
I also now see my security is off.
Here is my Windows Security Centre when i try to turn it back on:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/04.jpg
Here is my Windows Firewall when i try to turn it back on:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/05.jpg
Here is my Windows Defender when i try to turn it back on:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/06.jpg

I always run AVG free and Spybot Search&Destroy...
So I Run spybot.. and nothing is found
I also run AVG and nothing is found (apart from the constant popups "hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/04.jpg"

I try to download Microsoft Malicious Software removal kit, .. I download 32bit and 64bit
When i try to run either of them in normal mode or windows safe mode i get this:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/07.jpg

I look more online for help and am advised to download and run Malwarebytes.. I download the trial and run it, it finds this:
hxxp://www.fractalscapes.net/prob/03.jpg

I run Malwarebytes again and it finds nothing. (i rebooted a few times too)

I am testing things in both normal and safe mode of windows.

All the time in normal mode AVG is poping up ("hxxp:/... Read more

A:infected services.exe (win64/patched.a) + Win security services disabled.. HELP

try to stay off the internet as much as you can until we clean up the infection

(please don't post live links...mung the links)
Please do the following:

download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.
As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account and click Next.
To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:Insert the installation disc.
Restart your computer.
If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
Click Repair your computer.
Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
Select your user account an click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt

Select Command Prompt
In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
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Hello,

I "recently" found out a way to save a lot of ram by disabling services for example The Windows Update Sevice or the Windows Installer and so on.

It was great because it made my PC faster by freeing up RAM. But somehow it made my PC slower booting up. When all services are turned on it uses a lot of RAM but it makes the boot-up faster. When a lot of the services are disabled my system runs faster but it takes longer to start.

Maybe I have disabled some kind of Boot-up Optimizer service.

If you got a clue enter the name of the service which should be enabled to make my computer booting up faster.

NOTE: When I turn on my PC there happens a lot of things. The only thing that goes slower is the Windows is starting up.... sequence. Other things like logging in to an account goes very fast.

A:Disabling services from services.msc made my PC boot up slower (RESOLVED)

Hi

Have a look at these services guides and see if there are any adjustments you need to make to your own setup.

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
http://www.ss64.com/ntsyntax/services.html

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