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Trying to start app pool via Powershell Script - getting error intermittently

I have a batch script that allows me to turn off a site, deploy files and turn the site back on. Stop the application pool - works Stop the website - works Deploy files - works Start Application ...
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How to mount a samba share on non-standard port?

The firewall on my network drops all packets on TCP port 139 and 445. So all samba shares don't work outside the LAN. I tried letting the samba daemon listen on a non-standard port. This method works ...
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Make Windows 10 PC appear as bluetooth speaker

Is it possible to make my Windows 10 PC appear as a Bluetooth speaker, so I can play the audio from my PS Vita through my PC's speakers? I've seen a couple of guides on the internet (such as this one)...
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Unable to rsync to another volume with Git Bash

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

I have an ASUS PA328Q 4K monitor plugged onto the DisplayPort output of an MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4G. The monitor is configured to use DisplayPort 1.2. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. The ...
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Windows Explorer: Context menu to a especific folder (background)

(This is not a duplicate - I have checked before asking) Both .reg commands add a custom item entry to a folder context menu: 1. Context menu to folders: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [...
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CPU spikes to 100% when using openSSH for windows

I am using openSSH for windows (OpenSSH 7.1p1-1). I noticed that after few days that the sshd.exe processes are at the range of 20% cpu the spike to 100% utilization all taken by the processes. i ...
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Change the text in title-bar of chrome window from [xyz - Google Chrome] to [xyz - Something Else]

I'm using VirtuaWin and it lets you assign different desktops to different windows based on their title, and I want to assign 2 different chrome processes to 2 different desktops. Is there a way (...
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Any solid reason to turn off Superfetch and Prefetch for SSD?

Microsoft or other places suggest to turn off Superfetch if you use SSD, like this one: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2727880 But with Superfetch and Prefetch: There isn't any access write to SSD ...
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How to auto refresh VLC media library?

Is there a way to set up the VLC media library so that when I add a file to the media library folder, the file will automatically be added to the media library without me having to touch VLC? In ...
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How to cancel Windows 8 drive repair

Windows detected an error on one of my nonessential drives in my desktop PC. It said it needed to reboot to fix the errors, so I rebooted and it started scanning the drive. However it is taking a very ...
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Restoring factory recovery partition (Samsung)

I have upgraded the HDD in a Samsung laptop and would like to restore the "Press F4 for recovery" partition. My new disk has three partitions, System, Windows, and Recovery. I did a dd of the ...
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Hide Menu by Default in Adobe Reader

Is there a way to make Adobe Reader 10 not display the menu bar (File, etc.) initially, when opening files? Even when you disable it in View>Show/Hide>Menu Bar or with F9, the next time you open ...
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Windows firewall - Predefined set of computers

In the built-in firewall for Windows (Windows Firewall with Advanced Security), the definition of a firewall rule includes a Scope, which is a set of IP address filters which apply to the rule. There ...
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How do I open OneDrive log (ODL) files?

I am trying to troubleshoot Microsoft OneDrive, in particular I'd like to know which files it has processed. I found this folder which contains a bunch of ODL files: C:\Users(user)\AppData\Local\...

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