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Install from server to multiple machines using 'blank' ISO

Q: Install from server to multiple machines using 'blank' ISO

Hi all,
Just a bit of background...

I have recently taken over as IT support for a small school.

The school wants all the PC's re-imaged (Win 7 Pro... checking tomorrow if 32 / bit)

All PC's running on school domain to a local Server 2008

There are no images available on the network and the old IT company is un-contactable.

Each PC has it's own Product Key label.

My question: Is it possible to get a 'blank' (ie. no Product key) Win 7 ISO, put it on the server, and then reinstall Win7 on each PC.... once installed (or during installation) we can enter Product key.

Many thanks!

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Hi all,
Just a bit of background...

I have recently taken over as IT support for a small school.

The school wants all the PC's re-imaged (Win 7 Pro... checking tomorrow if 32 / bit)

All PC's running on school domain to a local Server 2008

There are no images available on the network and the old IT company is un-contactable.

Each PC has it's own Product Key label.

My question: Is it possible to get a 'blank' (ie. no Product key) Win 7 ISO, put it on the server, and then reinstall Win7 on each PC.... once installed (or during installation) we can enter Product key.

Many thanks!

A:Install from server to multiple machines using 'blank' ISO

It appears I was able to get an ISO using the 'Windows ISO Downloader'

I can get into WinPE on each machine by hitting F* key (forget what it was) - I was able to choose 'Reinstall Windows' (or similar) and I can connect to the Server2008 machine without issue.

Can I now just pop the ISO in there? (Or should I extract the ISO and put it in a folder on the Server 2008 machine?)

During re-installation, i'm happy to have to manually enter the hostname / domain to connect to on each PC which i'm reinstalling. I know it will take a while but it's only about 30 PC's so i'll get over it.

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i bought windows 7 for my laptop and my mom has a dektop running windows vista i wanna know is it possible for me to use my windows seven disk on more than one computer useing the activation code and everything when it asks for my activation code will it not let me install windows 7 on her computer because i have already used the activation code when i installed it on my personal laptop pc. Thanks

A:can you install windows 7 on multiple machines

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972


i bought windows 7 for my laptop and my mom has a dektop running windows vista i wanna know is it possible for me to use my windows seven disk on more than one computer useing the activation code and everything when it asks for my activation code will it not let me install windows 7 on her computer because i have already used the activation code when i installed it on my personal laptop pc. Thanks


I like short answers.

Nope, activation codes only work on one Machine at a time (if Seven came with a PC it can only be installed on that PC) and installing it on another machine would be illegal and against the EULA anyway.

Oli

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Hello.

Looks like we are going to roll out W7 on multiple machines. We have approx. 38 identical machines (XP) we want to install this too. I know we need to back up the data then do a "Custom" install, and reinstall the programs, but has anyone used anything that will speed up the process (SUS, Ghost, etc).
Oh, and would it be best to roll these out prior to our W2008R2 roll out, at the same time or W2008R2 first?

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

SMC

A:Install On multiple Machines at the same time

HK

have you tested win 7 extensively in your environment. Networking, sharing, compatibilty with core apps?

For 38 machines its really not that bad. You can create images (ghost or acronis) you can also slipstream the upgrades and make it unattended. that number of machines can be done easily over the weekend with a little help.

Let me know if I can help, or if you have questions

Ken

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So, the ole gray mare ain't what she used to be... she is slower than ever and now having problems with programs that used to run fine.

Having problems with OpenOffice3.0, Switched-on-Schoolhouse (SOS), my printer (brother MFC 8440), Adobe acrobat reader (now uninstalled), Firefox hangs repeatedly.

One week ago (ish): chatted with Dell. They suspect I have a virus/infection of some sort. AVG, Windows Defender say I am clean. They recommend McAfee and I install it. Scan says I am clean, but Firefox no longer hangs.

However, after McAfee install Switched-On-Schoolhouse (homeschool educational software) refused to open. I followed a(n apparently outdated) tech support article on their support site and manually uninstalled SOS, SQL server & .Net 1.0 & 1.1

Which led to errors at startup: dcsa.exe failed to initialize properly; mcAfeeDataBackup.exe failed to initialize properly

Plus, I can't reinstall SOS because SQL server won't install. Spent ah hour with SOS tech support and we came to the conclusion that there is something deep and dark preventing installation. MDAC_repair did not work. (He said this might be pertinent.)

In the system events log, there are repeated entries for nview_info so I reinstalled the Nvidia drivers.

Is there somewhere I can get a fresh start? Do I need one?
 

A:Solved: Multiple issues: SLOW, SQL Server install, dcsa.exe,

Installed HJT: Here is the log file:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:29:53 PM, on 4/27/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16827)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Brmfrmps.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\Program Files\iWin Games\iWinTrusted.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MPF\MPFSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\MSK\MskSrver.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\BRMFRSMG.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
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Trying to sort out a friend's E-machines PC; they fitted a new CD writer, then told me that the machine "went tempremental" and now will not start.
It's a 900 MHz Celeron running XP Home (apparently! I haven't actually seen this run yet...). It has integrated video, audio, etc. on the motherboard. When they brought it round, one of the pins in the monitor plug was badly bent, although the socket on the m/board appears to be OK.
I plugged in my own monitor, the PC fires up but nothing appears on screen. The hard drive light is on continually, though I'm not sure whether that is normal for this machine or a matter for concern. Basically it doesn't get anywhere. No BIOS output, nothing on screen at all.
There's a single HD in IDE 1 (and I tried a different HD to make sure). There is a CD ROM and a CD writer on IDE 2, both set to cable select. There are two memory SIMMs, both correctly seated. I cannot see anything loose, disconnected or otherwise wrong.
As the video cable was damaged, I suspect the VGA socket, although I cannot see anything wrong with it.
Can anyone suggest what might cause a machine to hang at this point or if there might be other options for me to check.
Any advice or help greatly appreciated.
Simon
 

A:E-machines, blank screen, no startup

video card probably died
 

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We have one of our servers that has a problem, it seems that some thing was changed and now we can only see the machines that have net bios running, all the others without net bios are not seen by this server. Not sure what happened. Need help.

Thank you

PS
We are running Windows 2000 Server
 

A:Server can't see all machines

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Hi;
I'm new to this and this is my first question. I am trying to connect two fax machines to one dedicated fax line. Is it possible to connect a free-standing HP Laserjet 3330 and a system controlled Brother 5-in-1 MSC5440CN to one dedicated line without interfering with one another? I would like one in one office and another in another office. Does anyone know a way to do this? I would appreciate any help you may be able to offer.
Thanks,
Sandi
 

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I upgraded from Windows 7 pro 64 bit to Windows 8 pro 64 bit on two computers and all went well for a day. After that I get the BSOD on both machines at least 8-10 times each day. I called the Windows help desk and was less than satisfied with their analysis skills since they did not even seem to care about looking at the DMP file even after I mentioned it several times. I zipped the dmp file in case anyone can read it. Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD on multiple machines

Welcome
I have just resolved this idential problem three times already today. You must uninstall your current anti virus and use the built in Microsoft Security Essentials/Windows Defender. Start with a restore point first, so that you can go back in the event of problems.

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Hello All,
 
Before posting I want to say that I am a long time lurker of this forum and the site in general. There has been so much useful information found on this site ver the past few years and would like to say thank you.
 
Anyways, recently I have been dealing with multiple machines showing up under AVG admin console saying that C:\windows\taskshost.exe shows up as infected. I'm assuming that something else is going on and using taskshost.exe as the local resource. I've tried running and cleaning the machines multiple times but come up with nothing. Then, I get a letter from their ISP saying that they are blacklisted because spam as been originating from their IP address. This is the quote I got from the ISP:
 
GameOver Zeus (GOZ), a peer-to-peer variant of the well-known bank credential-stealing Trojan Zeus malware, uses a decentralized network infrastructure of compromised personal computers and web servers to execute command-and-control. GOZ is primarily used by cybercriminals to harvest banking information, such as login credentials, from a victim's computer. To date, GOZ activity has led to the loss of millions of dollars through fraudulent Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions and wire transfers. Infected systems can also be used to engage in other malicious activities, such as sending spam or participating in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
 

 
So, I'm assuming that the two issues are related. After redoing an invento... Read more

A:Multiple Machines Infected on LAN

Hello this will be better resolved with a repost and a DDS log from the Main machine.Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Hi,

I do intensive 2d/3d design on 3-4 computers running windows 7 64 bit. I presently have a 'server' which holds all the data, Windows XP 32bit. I am dealing with large files (300mb+) and saving/opening times are too long, so I want to re-configure the server so that it is faster.

The priorities with the server are fast file sharing, and being able to run the printers would be a bonus, but not a requirement.

I am not familiar with operating systems other than Windows and Mac OS, but I do have programming experience and am willing to get my hands dirty.

I am not willing to fork out ?500+ for Windows server, though.

There is no tight deadline on this, so I have time to figure it out properly.

Which would the best server OS be for this? (I know this is a 'how long is a piece of string' question, but I have to start somewhere )

Any help, advice or comments would be very much appreciated.

Cheers,

Casputin

A:Best server OS for use with windows 7 machines

  
Quote: Originally Posted by casputin


Hi,

I do intensive 2d/3d design on 3-4 computers running windows 7 64 bit. I presently have a 'server' which holds all the data, Windows XP 32bit. I am dealing with large files (300mb+) and saving/opening times are too long, so I want to re-configure the server so that it is faster.

The priorities with the server are fast file sharing, and being able to run the printers would be a bonus, but not a requirement.

I am not familiar with operating systems other than Windows and Mac OS, but I do have programming experience and am willing to get my hands dirty.

I am not willing to fork out ?500+ for Windows server, though.

There is no tight deadline on this, so I have time to figure it out properly.

Which would the best server OS be for this? (I know this is a 'how long is a piece of string' question, but I have to start somewhere )

Any help, advice or comments would be very much appreciated.

Cheers,

Casputin


Hi Casputin,

Do you have 100mbit or gigabit network?

If you don't have gigabit, you might consider that.
A lot cheaper than changing the os, which will bring you little performance gain anyhow.

Also setting up raid on your server in combination with gigabit network, can improve your transfer more than any OS could.

Greetz

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We have a small network with one NT server and about 16 workstations. Four of the workstations are running Windows 98. Win98 workstations can see the NT server but cannot see all the folders they have rights to. If the user logs onto the server from a NT workstation or an XP workstation, all folders (that they have rights to) are seen.
Has anyone had this problem before? Any suggestions to solve it?
Thanks for any assistance.
john0109
 

A:98 machines Can't See all folders on Server

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I have two almost identical machines, one desktop and one laptop, both bought and installed at the same time, both running XP Pro and Office 2007, both connected to the same Comcast router and cable Internet.
 
This afternoon, the desktop could not connect to the network. Outlook cannot retrieve email and none of the browsers (Firefox, Explorer, or Chrome) can access google.com or amazon.com. The laptop is not having any problems at all.
 
I have rebooted the cable router and the computer 2-3 times. I have checked all of the cat5 cables. The cat5 connection on the back of the computer shows a flickering light as always. If I unplug the cat5 cable from the router, I get an error message on the computer saying that the local area network cable is unplugged. When I plug it back in, it says the local area net is connected at 100.0 MPS, just as on the laptop, which is connected to the same router.
 
I ran the Explorer diagnostics. It reports a number of errors that I do not understand and it recommends that I contact my ISP. But I find that hard to believe since the laptop is working just fine.
 
I'd be happy to upload the Explorer diagnostic report if there is a safe place to do that. I don't know if it has any personal information or any information that a hacker could make use of.
 
Thanks
 
 

A:Server not found on only 1 of 2 machines

While waiting on hold for Comcast, I tried swapping the cat5 cable to another modem port. No difference. Then I got a different cat5 cable and first connected it to the laptop. It worked just fine. Then I connected that same cat5 cable from the same modem port to the desktop. No joy. So it looks to me like the failure is in the connector (port) on the back of the desktop.
 
Now what? I do have WiFi. Can I get a USB WiFi receiver for that old computer? Any other solution? Call Dell?

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I've got two Win 7 machines that don't have working online Help and Support.
One is my signature machine with Win 7 Pro 32-bit, the other is Win 7 Home 64 bit.
The 32-bit machine is updated monthly. The 64-bit machine hasn't been updated since before Win 10 was released.
Both machines are connected to a common Linksys router to my DSL ISP.
When switched to Offline Help, I get results. Online help, nada.
I did search this problem here on Seven Forums and at Google, but no solution was ever found.
The fact that it's TWO rigs affected is making me wonder if Microsoft has shut down online help for 7.
No viruses, no malware, sfc /scannow was run on both machines with no errors found.

Does anyone have any ideas what's going on? I'd appreciate any input.

A:No online Help or Support on multiple Win 7 machines

Yes on line support has finished. It finished in Jan 2015. This PC magazine article will explain it for you.

Mainstream Windows 7 Support Ends Today, But Don't Panic - Operating Systems and Platforms - Reviews and Price Comparisons from PC Magazine

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Hey there

I have an ADSL connection, with a wireless router attached. Then have two laptops both connected via the wireless connection. When they are both being used, they usually cause an IP conflict causing one to drop the connection. I beleive this is because my connection has dynamic IP and both machines are trying to connect directly.

One laptop is my work machine and the other is my wifes home machine. Neither machine is on all the time so I havent tried setting up the internet connection sharing.

Any suggestions on how to set this up? I am thinking of using an old PC box as an always on directly connected to the ADSL line and then sharing the connection through there. If that is an option, what kind of specs should it have? Or is there an easier way?

Thanks!!!
Lon
 

A:Dynamic IP, multiple machines causes IP conflicts

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Hi All,

Not sure this is the right spot but here goes. I have my own business, domain name, etc. I use multiple machines - laptop, workstation & handheld (iphone3GS). Is there a way to to have all my email, calender and certain directories of files, etc stay synchronized across the laptop and workstation? Also, it would be nice to have the email and calendar synch'd with the handheld as well. I used MS office 2007 on a win 7 laptop and a Win XP 64 workstation.

I currently have a pop email protocol but I believe I could switch it to IMAP (of which I know nothing) if that could help.

Any help or a link or a search criteria would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Billmce

A:Better organized....multiple machines and email

I had more or less the same requirement, and settled on syncing.net as a solution between laptop and workstation; I sync my Nokia smartphone to the workstation using Nokia's own (pretty poor to be honest) software. Syncing.net works well for me

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Problem: 500 XP machines, 550 Users, 20 Printers, in a building the sizes of 4 football fields. Users are on a standerd desktop, (for the most part). Roaming profiles are in use, (for the most part). Users will move from one machine to another. Using Roaming profile, you can keep thier drives mapped, however, when they print, they need to print to the closest printer.

Question, How do you get the machine to use the closest network printer with roaming profiles?

Thank you
 

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We have multiple users in our environment that have been getting BSOD's with corrupt dump files. They all point to 0xCA_2 and they are not doing anything specific when it happens. We have full dumps enabled so it will take very long to upload/download. I have copied the results of the debugger below. If someone can give me commands to type in, I can post my findings....

Kernel Complete Dump File: Full address space is available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a64000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02ca9670
Debug session time: Mon May 21 09:15:05.809 2012 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 2 days 23:48:27.005
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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A:BSOD 0xCA_2 on multiple machines

Sorry, forgot to add that this is on X64 Enterprise on Lenovo T410S

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Hello,
We are currently facing issues with around 1500 Windows 10 systems that seem to have vcredist 2013 x64 corrupted and apps that use this component fail to install due to the below error.

Product: Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime - 12.0.21005 -- A later version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime -12.0.21005 is already installed.
Is there a possibility to use MicrosoftProgram_Install_and_Uninstall and deploy a script for it to remove just Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime?
We have tried force uninstalling with the installation setup of vcredist via cmd, but that does not work.
Thank you!

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Hi, i'm new here, already tried to search the site for help but can't find what i'm looking for. I have 3 computers that I have already reinstalled Xp on them. Problem is they wont validate because the disc that I used came with another computer and i'm using the product key off the computers that I was reinstalling XP on, and when I go to validate them the product keys obviously dont work because they are suppose to be used with the OS that they came with. I did not know this until it was to late. So my question is, is there a xp disc, software that I can use to put on my computers and then use the product keys that are on the case to validate. I also just bought a win7 full version, both 32 and 64 bit disc that I have put on my laptop. So could I use the Win7 disc and just buy the product keys if the the xp option doesn't work?

A:Using Single Xp OS disc on multiple machines

Welcome here.

I couldnt get you clear in your previous post.

You installed XP with the same key to 3 machines and when you went to validate, it isnt validating.You would buy a new win XP but still not willing to reinstall the XP. you are looking for a software so that you could just update the key on the already installed xp rather than installing all over again and validate. If this is what you want, give a reply, will let you know the solution.

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Hi guys

I have a classroom that we need to log in as a local admin (the exam software needs administrator privelidges to work correctly) and I was wondering if anyone could come up with a solution to save me having to go to each machine and log them in indevidually. Ideally I'd like to be able to do this all remotely.

A:Login multiple machines remotely

what about vnc? i think i remember seeing that software on the computers when i was going to school. you would still have to log into every computer but you could do it all without having to leave your computer. vnc shows whatever is on the screen of the computer that it is connected to.

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Hi everyone,
 
Got some irritating errors here happening across multiple machines in the same manner. Errors are not restricted to any particular software but feature heavily on Thunderbird, Word and Excel.
 
Example 1

Faulting application name: thunderbird.exe, version: 38.1.0.5666, time stamp: 0x559c1ed7
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x289ff838
Faulting process id: 0x1938
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0cfc06bb9ae4b
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: a7c398f2-3bce-11e5-b879-00249b03bd8a
Example 2

Faulting application name: WINWORD.EXE, version: 12.0.6726.5000, time stamp: 0x559b6b88
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0ccafac2
Faulting process id: 0x1a14
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0d3aed60ff35e
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: 99c794f3-3fa2-11e5-bd22-00249b03bd8a
Related error, example 3

Faulting application name: WINWORD.EXE, version: 12.0.6726.5000, time stamp: 0x559b6b88
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000096
Fault offset: 0x0b51fbfe
Faulting process id: 0x1bbc
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0bf7daf105693
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A:Irritating errors, multiple machines.

Well, I can tell you that 0x5 error codes are "Access denied", which means that the process encountered an error due to not having enough permission on a certain task and it crashed. Does it happens across multiple userprofiles, or just one?

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Hi - We are finding multiple machines (setup identically) with BSOD appearing at different sites, whilst running out own application, need some help with interpreting the dump files which are attached, if anyone can point us in the right direction?

Tried using different brand machines but same error occurs, though this is limited to W7, XP did not suffer this issue.

Thanks again for your help - Sam

A:Regular BSOD on Multiple Machines

Code:
BugCheck 44, {fffffa80035d6010, 1d7b, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : srv2.sys ( srv2!Smb2FreeResponseBufferForAsyncCall+1c )

Code:
Usual causes: Device driver(s)
Run Driver Verifier to scan for any corrupted drivers which may be causing problems, this program works by running various stress tests on drivers, in order to produce a BSOD which will locate the driver; run for least 24 hours:Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable


   Information
Additional Help - Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Drivers

Scan for any missing, modified or corrupted protected Windows files with:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Remove:


Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Symantec
Start Menu\Programs\Symantec\Symantec pcAnywhere
Symantec software is known to cause BSODs, Windows has it's own native Remote Desktop Connection available here:Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network
Install and perform full scans with:Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware


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Remember to install the free version of Malwarebytes not the free trail; untick the free trial box during installation. MSE is the most lightweight and compatible with the Windows 7 operating system

You can also view this thread for a complete free and lightweight security protection combination:Good and Free system security combination.

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I have 2 desk units hardwired to a belkin wireless router that is connected to comcast cable. I want to assign each machine a unique IP address so that they can each be accessed from outside via the internet. One will actually have a domain name assigned to a specific program.

How do I do this?
Thanks in advance
 

A:Multiple machines on wireless router

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Have multiple machines keep having recurrence of c:\windows\system32.exe detected and removed by eset nod32. I have run various anti malware programs with assistance of nod32 support without success.I ran Process Explorer and Process Monitor and I see that \windows\PSEXECSSVC.EXE runs just before the warning dialog comes up but then the process disappears15:25:23.3607270 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 QueryNameInformationFile C:\WINDOWS\PSEXESVC.EXE SUCCESS Name: \WINDOWS\PSEXESVC.EXE15:25:23.3618608 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 Load Image C:\WINDOWS\PSEXESVC.EXE SUCCESS Image Base: 0x400000, Image Size: 0x1800015:25:23.3642341 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 Load Image C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntdll.dll SUCCESS Image Base: 0x7c900000, Image Size: 0xb000015:25:23.3643202 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 QueryNameInformationFile C:\WINDOWS\PSEXESVC.EXE SUCCESS Name: \WINDOWS\PSEXESVC.EXE15:25:23.3647962 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 CreateFile C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\PSEXESVC.EXE-35EFACCF.pf SUCCESS Desired Access: Generic Read, Disposition: Open, Options: Synchronous IO Non-Alert, Attributes: n/a, ShareMode: None, AllocationSize: n/a, OpenResult: Opened15:25:23.3694481 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 CreateFile C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\PSEXESVC.EXE-35EFACCF.pf SUCCESS Desired Access: Read Data/List Directory, Synchronize, Disposition: Open, Options: Synchronous IO Non-Alert, Non-Directory File, Complete If Oplocked, Attributes: n/a, ShareMode: Read, Allo... Read more

A:2.exe infection - multiple machines affected

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hello all.
I have been thinking of how can I make MBSA scan reports for multiple machines.

As of now I've been looking report from GUI only, but it is too much time taking when you have to make a summary of missing updates of around 200 computers at a stretch.

Can someone throw some light on mbsacli options to generate reports for remote scanning from a server. I read that detailed report cannot be generated using
mbsacli for multiple machines scan. If anyone can provide a command for generating report (incuding all the details available in GUI) for a single host, I can create a batch script to do the rest.
P.S.- I am using MBSA for remote bulk scans, not local scans.

Thanks,
Kriss

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Purchased new laptop loaded with Windows 10 Pro which cannot see the Windows server 2008 R2 or map a drive on network. Can see all the 32bit workstations running Windows 7.  Upgraded Windows 7 machine to Windows 10 with the same result except the
mapped drive on server still works.
Can anybody help me

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Helping out a buddy of mine set up four windows 7 machines that will be linked up to windows server 2003. The server will simply need to store and access data bewtwen each and every computer.

I'm extremely tech savy when it comes to setting up home networks, individual pc's printers/fax etc., but this is going to be my first server job in hopes of saving my freind some $$ from hiring a real IT man.

So I was wondering if there's a guide on how to set up the server and link the computers to it since this will be my first endevour...

Any tips links or knowledge are EXTREMELY APPRECIATED..

So where do I start?

A:Help/info setting up server with w7 machines.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SevenNerd


So where do I start?


You could start with giving us the necessary info, like is he going to run a domain with AD or will this be a workgroup setup? Is the server's only role going to be a file server? If so, there may be better options than a 2003 Server. Are the computers all local to the server?

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Hello,
I have a question.
This network has Windows 2008 Server with Acronis Back for Windows Server. Along with 9 Windows 7 Professional machines on the domain that access the active server directory and the mainframe files that all 9 access and work on excel files.
My question is this.
Is there some way I can select to backup the PST Outlook 2013 file or folder containing it and My Documents folder from each of the 9 machines? Is it possible to do it incrementally after the initial backup is done?
Or Is there a way to say, set the Outlook folder that contains the pst file as a shared folder on the network, then somehow have that backup to a folder on the server each night?

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Hi;

It appears that NT 4.0 is kicking off various machines running Windows XP from the network, and won't allow users to access files on the server or other computers on the local network. I have fiddled with their accounts a couple of times (checking user logon names, permissions, etc) and without actually changing things have found the network to reappear on these machines. Without doing that every single time (which is every couple of days now), is there a way to make XP and NT interact a little better?

Thanks,
Danielle
 

A:XP machines/users disconnected from NT server

We had the same problem with XP workstations connecting to win2k servers. I found an article on techrepublic.com which helped quite a bit. Here is their blurb & link:

SOLVE WINXP NETWORK COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS WITH THESE TIPS
After installing Windows XP Service Pack 1, you may experience problems
when communicating with Windows 2000 servers. Find out how to resolve
these issues by editing the Windows registry and policy settings, and
then join this article's discussion.
http://cl.com.com/Click?q=b5-50ycQ7Ui5HPMZ_i9EB5Gvc3ZEZhc
also at:
http://www.techrepublic.com/article.jhtml?id=r00320030121pos01.htm&fromtm=e103-3&_requestid=152075

The article didn't address everything we saw. We also had to upgrade the drivers for our 3com firewall NIC's as well as turn off caching on fileshares in Active Directory. Turning off caching was the big one. Then workstations which had connected using caching had a little caching icon appear in the taskbar, which said "working offline" and the name of the server they couldn't connect to. We had to right-click that, get settings & disable to option to work offline via caching. Then everything was fine.

Hope that helps.
I know you have NT4 & not windows 2k, but they're similar enough that I figured a recitation of what we had to do might still apply.
 

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Does anyone have any experience with Microsoft's Thin Client servers and machines? I would like to set up a small network using thin clients but have not heard much about it. Any tips, suggestions, stories, etc.?
 

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Hi there

I'd really love a keyboard that had say 4 buttons on it --like Fn buttons that would switch output to any one of 4 machines -- such a simple idea but why nobody hasn't yet got one out on the market I can't understand it

I'm really FED up with messing around with two / 3 physical keyboards and I don't want a USB switch box on my desk.

All the keyboard would need is 4 USB outs (or 4 receivers for wireless) the active connection being made by a key press on the keyboard. In fact the only difficulty would be the right receiver for the wireless transmitter but that is easily solved by say a different colour key on the keyboard and an id (same colour) on the receiver.

I'm sure some of you testing several machines on a workbench have faced similar problems of multiple keyboards.

Any budding entrepreneurs out there --I'm sure loads of you have felt a need for this type of keyboard. Maybe there is one - but not seen at all !!.

Any engineers -- any idea how I could even consruct one --I'm quite handy with a Soldering Iron etc.

Cheers
jimbo

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I am looking psexec commands to install exe
scenario:
I had copied source folders \\server1\test  into  designation (C:\windows\test) via PowerShell
now I am looking psxec complete command to run exe on remote machines (remote machines will take from txt file)
PSEXEC syntax or command  to run exe on multiple machines 

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Hi There
I need to help a company wipe 18 HP branded Desktops and most of them are with 500GB SATA HDD of 3.5inch.

What is the best way of doing this as the company need me to make sure the Data is securely wiped and need something like a Low level format like copying zeroes.

Also I need to provide them with a report that the Data was securely wiped.

I need to do this in around 5 hours and this also need to be taken in to consideration.

thanks
Lakshan.

A:Data wipe in multiple Desktop machines

Depends on how sensitive and likely to be searched for by a future user the data is .

Something like Partition wizard bootable disk/USB could completely wipe at partition level which may be sufficient for secure wipes

Another alternative is 2015: How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) | ZDNet

The only true secure wipe is complete physical destruction of the drives

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I have been asked to create a scheduled task for machines in meeting and conference rooms that reboots them after 4 hours of inactivity.
I have the xml file exported from my own machine, but I can't find a way to allow this to import via script that doesn't need the target system name.
Is there either a way to import a single task into multiple machines withouth having to edit the script for each OR a way to add a task via a registry edit?

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I just got this problem on 2x Win7 and 2x Win8 machines today. (20 other machines are ok)
 
All happened within 1 hour of each other.  multiple 30-60sec freezes with any and all programs (all office, trillian, notepad, firefox, ie, chrome, file explorer.... etc) in normal (not responsive showing up in titles). explorer.exe would crash multiple times as well.
 
Works perfectly fine in safe mode .
 
ran the following (in safe mode with networking)
 
rkill (found nothing)
tdsskiller (nothing)
adware (nothing)
malwarebyte (nothing)
malwarebyte rootkit scanner (nothing)
eset online (nothing)
 
I then ran Temp File Cleaner, but didnt help a bit.

A:all programs randomly freeze (multiple machines)

It was bit defender that was causing the problem. Uninstalled it and everything when back to normal

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I hope this is an easy one.

I maintain WAY too many e-mail addresses (like most of us), but I have two accounts that I need access to on all of my machines. I know I can configure the mail application to leave messages on the server so I can check (and delete) them from another machine later, but how do I keep OE from downloading the same message over and over?

If I want to check my personal mail account on my work machine, but be able to download the mail at my home, how do I check my accounts at regular intervals without having many copies of the same messages at work?

There has to be a simple solution that I am missing.
 

A:Solved: OE6 Mail Configuration For Multiple Machines

Most ISPs have a web mail service. I have Earthlink and can check my mail on the internet and if I want to read or delete the mail before I download it to any of my computers, I can do so from the web.
 

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I have a Win7 machine (64bit Ultimate) I'm using as a file server... but only other Windows 7 machines can connect to it, NOTHING else can.

I'm at a dead end here, I've tried reinstalling formating everything and it's still the same. I've tried disabling the firewall and it still can't connect. I've also tried setting the power settings to never turn off, but it's still not working. Tried changing the advanced sharing settings to using lowe encryption and turned off password sharing and nothing.

My Macbook can't connect to it at all, but when I run bootcamp into Win7, it can connect to it fine. Even my Nexus 7 can't connect to it...

NOTHING is working and I've tried everything I can think of.

This machine is used for media sharing as well, so I can't run WHS on it. It needs iTunes and some other UPnP programs that just don't run on WHS.

Oh and if I run remote desktop from the Macbook, it connects fine... It's just when I try to connect to the server it just can't.

Only work around I've gotten is to restart the machine...

A:NOTHING other than Win7 machines can connect to file server

The following link shows you how to gain access to that drive from your other networked machines.

HDD sharing

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Hi,

I have captured an image of a machine that I would like to deploy on multiple computers. I know that I can go to every single machine with my image and deploy it!

I wanna know if it is possible to use one of the machines that are running windows 7 as a server and copy the wim file to that server to deploy the image from the server instead of the Hard drive.

*all the computers are connected to a lan switch*

Thank you for your help!

A:Making a server for cloning a computer on many machines

Exactly what Windows 7 image did you capture?
How many computers do want to deploy the image to?

I don't know how to do such a thing but this information would be helpful to members that do know how to do such a thing. If it can be done.

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Hi!!!

I have Windows Vista Enterpriser 64 bits Edition with 4 GB RAM. I Have
installed Visrtual Server R2 64 bits edition and then I?ve installed the
virtual machines of MOC 6451A- Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft
System Center Configuration Manager 2007. When Im trying to start a virtual
machine, i received the error "Not enough memory to start virtual machine".
That?s not true, because I?ve got 2,5 GB free. Anybody can help me?

I can?t specify the memory, because virtual server, for Microsoft Learning
Machines is only the engine. When I?ve finished the installing of the microsoft
virtual machines under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Learning\6451\Drives I can
see the *vmc and *vhd files and I have an executable file with name
"LauncherApplication.exe" inside of C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Learning\6451\Data that launch a Window of Microsoft Learning with a little
windows where I can see the name of the diferent machines with two buttons to
click in "Launch" or click on "Reset". I can reset the machines bacause the
machines are only for academic purposes. This is a characteristic of this
virtual machines and this work under my notebook with Windows XP SP3 or SP2
and 2 GB RAM, but not work under my other notebook with Windows Vista and 4
GB RAM. Under Windows XP when I click the "Launch" button to launch one
machine vmrc.exe start and the machine start but in Windows Vista a screen... Read more

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Hello first post...

Was wondering if anyone has seen an influx of script errors in browsers recently. I've got about 25ish machines that for no rhyme or reason all seem to lock up for almost an indefinite period. It is happening in both IE and Mozilla and doesn't care what the machine specs or OS is. And for that matter the age of the computer. I have some 4 year old boxes doing it as well as ones we have just pulled out of the box and installed.

I'll post back if I come across anything I was just hoping someone else has run into this lately as well.
 

A:Solved: Browser script srrors on multiple machines

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Hello,

My company purchases Dell Optiplex machines,
these BSODs have been happening about monthly on 5-8 machines all purchased at the same time which makes me feel it's not a hardware issue but a corrupt system image possibly from Dell?

Here are two computers BSOD files.

A:BSOD on multiple Win 8 Machines Dell ntoskrnl.exe Ntfs.sys

Debug Files reuploaded to original post

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I have today placed an order for 40 new machines for my place of work. All are identical in spec. We want to set up one machine and then ghost the image to all of the other ones. We have Norton Ghost 2003.

The machines will be running Windows XP Pro. All are network ready.

What is the way (and easiest way) to go about the Ghosting process as we have only perviously Ghosted images for Win95/98 machines and using an old version of Ghost (v 5 I believe).

All advice appreciated.
 

A:Norton Ghost 2003: ghosting to multiple machines

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Basics: Windows 2003 Server with a domain behind Cisco 1811 router/firewall.
Primary Domain Controller and Secondary Domain Controller both Win 2k3. 30 workstations. Active Directory setup with roaming profiles. No proxy server.

Affected Workstation: Windows XP SP3 with IE8. Rebuilt TCP/IP stacks and Winsock on workstation. Removed and reinstalled IE. Listed 2 internal and 2 external DNS Resolvers in DNS tab. Can ping external IPs from command prompt.

Problem: I have a single user that can not log onto the Internet with IE8. No one else is having any issues. In the information bar at the bottom left when attempting to open Google (or anything else) it gives the "DNS Error.html" warning then displays "Website can not be opened". I can log this user off of the workstation, log on as admin or anyone else, and internet connectivity is no issue. If he logs onto a different computer that has no problems, he has the same issue of no connectivity. This would indicate that it is somewhere in his personal settings. How would I diagnos this or make changes in these settings so he can get on the internet? Or do I need to look somewhere else?

A:Single user can't connect to internet on IE8 on multiple machines.

Hello and Welcome to TSF!

See if resetting the Hosts File helps.

Also, please verify if you have any Proxy settings, if you do then remove it by following this guide.

An update will be appreciated.

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Hello all,

I'm encountering a very strange and frustrating problem with some of my Windows 7 machines... I'll attempt to explain this as fully as possible, please let me know if any knowing any other information will be helpful.

I recently started a subscription with Comcast for a 50mb Down/10 mb Up high speed internet service.
I am using 3 different websites to analyze the download speed of this connection on multiple computers (speedtest.comcast.net, speedtest.net, speakeasy.net/speedtest).

The issue is, the 50mb download speed works for some of my machines but not for others.

The following machines receive the full 50mb (or higher) download speeds when checking with the above sites:
MacBook Pro
Acer Aspire One - running Ubuntu Linux
Dell Latitude E5410 - Windows 7 Enterprise

When I try this with my other Windows 7 machines, I get results of less than 10mb down. These machines are:
ASUS G73 - Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Dell Latitude E6400 - Windows 7 Enterprise

These tests were conducted with direct hard line hookup to the modem, no router.

I know for a fact that the service is working at full capacity, since I get the full download/upload speeds with the 3 machines. But I cannot figure out why the other two are more than 80% slower.

All of the firewall settings are identical across the Windows 7 machines.

I tried starting my my ASUS machine in safemode, to see if some particular process was slowing things down, but the slower internet speeds remained.

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A:Vastly inconsistent bandwidths across multiple Windows 7 machines

Have you tested since? Any results? It'd be good to know if it was consistent or not.

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we got recommendations from security team to stop server service on client machines, we want to be sure that there is no effect will happen if we disabled this service
what is the effect when we disable server service on client machines in an environment that has
AD 2012 R2
client machines 
windows 7 
windows 8 
windows 10



Ahmed

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