Windows 7 Update error 80240016

Typically means that another installation is in progress Close any open Windows Update or Microsoft Update windows. Click the Start button , and then type Command Prompt. In the list of results, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as Administrator.  If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation. In the Command prompt window, type the following commands. Press the Enter key after each command: net stop wuauserv net start wuauserv To close the Command prompt window, type Exit, and then press Enter. Run Windows Update again. ...
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Resolve the “This app has been blocked for your protection” prompt

I had this occur after I reinstalled windows 10 and went to install my video editing software, these are the steps I have done to resolve the prompt. Start Command Prompt as admin type “net user administrator /active:yes” Now Sign Out. Then find the “Administrator” account on the bottom left. And click sign in Install the software you were trying to install  sign out from the Administrator account Disable Hidden Administrator Account net user administrator /active:no ...
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How to change the listening port for Remote Desktop

Start Registry Editor. Locate and then click the following registry subkey: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp\ Right click on the one called PortNumber On the Edit menu, click Modify, and then click Decimal. Type the new port number, and then click OK. Quit Registry Editor. Restart the computer. ...
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Alt Codes

Symbol Code ☺ 1 ☻ 2 ♥ 3 ♦ 4 ♣ 5 ♠ 6 • 7 ◘ 8 ○ 9 ◙ 10 ♂ 11 ♀ 12 ♪ 13 ♫ 14 ☼ 15 ► 16 ◄ 17 ↕ 18 ‼ 19 ¶ 20 § 21 ▬ 22 ↨ 23 ↑ 24 ↓ 25 → 26 ← 27 ∟ 28 ↔ 29 ▲ 30 ▼ 31 space 32 ! 33 " 34 # 35 $ 36 % 37 & 38 ' 39 ( 40 ) 41 * 42 + 43 , 44 - 45 . 46 / 47 0 48 1 49 2 50 3 51 4 52 5 53 6 54 7 55 8 56 9 57 : 58 ; 59 < 60 = 61 > 62 ? 63 @ 64 A 65 B 66 C 67 D 68 E 69 F 70 G 71 H 72 I 73 J 74 K 75 L 76 M 77 N 78 O 79 P 80 Q 81 R 82 S 83 T 84 U 85   Symbol Code V 86 W 87 X 88 Y 89 Z 90 [ 91 \ 92 ] 93 ^ 94 _ 95 ` 96 a 97 b 98 c 99 d 100 e 101 f 102 g 103 h 104 i 105 j 106 k 107 l 108 m 109 n 110 o 111 p 112 q 113 r 114 s 115 t 116 u 117 v 118 w 119 x 120 y 121 z 122 { 123 | 124 } 125 ~ 126 ⌂ 127 Ç 128 ü 129 é 130 â 131 ä 132 à 133 å 134 ç 135 ê 136 ë 137 è 138 ï 139 î 140 ì 141 Ä 142 Å 143 É 144 æ 145 Æ 146 ô 147 ö 148 ò 149 û 150 ù 151 ÿ 152 Ö 153 Ü 154 ¢ 155 £ 156 ¥ 157 ₧ 158 ƒ 159 á 160 í 161 ó 162 ú 163 ñ 164 Ñ 165 ª 166 º 167 ¿ 168 ⌐ 169 ¬ 170   Symbol Code ½ 171 ¼ 172 ¡ 173 « 174 » 175 ░ 176 ▒ 177 ▓ 178 │ 179 ┤ 180 ╡ 181 ╢ 182 ╖ 183 ╕ 184 ╣ 185 ║ 186 ╗ 187 ╝ 188 ╜ 189 ╛ 190 ┐ 191 └ 192 ┴ 193 ┬ 194 ├ 195 ─ 196 ┼ 197 ╞ 198 ╟ 199 ╚ 200 ╔ 201 ╩ 202 ╦ 203 ╠ 204 ═ 205 ╬ 206 ╧ 207 ╨ 208 ╤ 209 ╥ 210 ╙ 211 ╘ 212 ╒ 213 ╓ 214 ╫ 215 ╪ 216 ┘ 217 ┌ 218 █ 219 ▄ 220 ▌ 221 ▐ 222 ▀ 223 α 224 ß 225 Γ 226 π 227 Σ 228 σ 229 µ 230 τ 231 Φ 232 Θ 233 Ω 234 δ 235 ∞ 236 φ 237 ε 238 ∩ 239 ≡ 240 ± 241 ≥ 242 ≤ 243 ⌠ 244 ⌡ 245 ÷ 246 ≈ 247 ° 248 ∙ 249 · 250 √ 251 ⁿ 252 ² 253 ■ 254  {Space} 255 ...
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Initiate Shadow Of Remote Connection From command line Server 2012 R2

Launch Command Prompt as Admin To get the session ID for users, use the "qwinsta" command To get connected use "mstsc.exe /shadow:sessionID /control /noConsentPrompt" If you do not include /noConsentPrompt the user will be prompted to click on that says "Your username is requested to connect your session remotely. Do you accept the request? Yes or No"...
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How to Hide Specific Drive Letters Using GPO

There is the a built-in policy for this called Hide these specified drives in my computer, however they can only do the following: Restrict A and B drives only Restrict C drive only Restrict D drive only Restrict A, B and C drives only Restrict A, B, C and D drives only Restrict all drives Do not restrict drives As you may use different letters such as S drive you can create a .ADM file to hide the drive. How this works, Each letter is assigned a number base on binary location, to be able to block multiple drives you need to add the values of those drives together Drive Letter Value A 1 B 2 C 4 D 8 E 16 F 32 G 64 H 128 I 256 J 512 K 1024 L 2048 M 4096 N 8192 O 16384 P 32768 Q 65536 R 131072 S 262144 T 524288 U 1048576 V 2097152 W 4194304 X 8388608 Y 16777216 Z 33554432 ALL 67108863 Example: Block A & D = 9 To Create the administrative template open notepad and paste the following (this is the with the example mentioned above), then save the files as HideDriveBlockAD.adm or you can change it to match. CLASS USER CATEGORY !!HideDrives KEYNAME Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer POLICY !!HideDrives PART !!HideDrivesDropdown DROPDOWNLIST NOSORT REQUIRED VALUENAME "NoDrives" ITEMLIST NAME !!ABOnly VALUE NUMERIC 3 NAME !!COnly VALUE NUMERIC 4 NAME...
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Changing the Status of Windows Firewall via Powershell or Command Prompt

Turning Off Firewall Using PowerShell Run PowerShell as admin, execute the following command. This will turn off your firewall. Set-NetFirewallProfile -Profile Domain,Public,Private -Enabled False Turning On Firewall Using PowerShell Run PowerShell as admin, execute the following command. This will turn off your firewall. Set-NetFirewallProfile -Profile Domain,Public,Private -Enabled True Turning Off Firewall Using Windows Command Prompt Run command prompt as admin, and execute the following command: netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off Turning On Firewall Using Windows Command Prompt Run command prompt as admin, and execute the following command: netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state on...
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Allow remote managment

Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup “Remote Volume Management” Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup “Windows Firewall Remote Management” Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup “Remote Scheduled Tasks Management” Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup “Remote Service Management” Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup “Remote Event Log Management” Enable-NetFirewallRule -DisplayGroup “Windows Remote Management” ...
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Set Google Drive to sync without being logged in

Log into the server or desktop with the account that you want to run the service as and setup Google Drive as normally. In the config , set it so that it does not run at startup (On advanced tab) and exit the application. Download srvany.exe from the Microsoft Windows 2003 Resource Kit (http://www.microsoft.com/en-au/download/details.aspx?id=17657) After installing the Resource Kit (default in C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Resource Kits\Tools), copy srvany.exe into the folder where Google Drive is installed. Run CMD as admin, before entering the below edit to use the correct login details and if you want to change the name of the service sc create GoogleDriveSync displayName= "Google Drive Service" start= auto obj= "<domain>\<username>" password= "<password>" binPath= "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Drive\srvany.exe" It will then give a message [SC] CreateService SUCCESS Open Regedit and go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\GoogleDriveSync"  GoogleDriveSync is the name of the service that was created Create a key under this service by right clicking on the service and doing new > key and call it Parameters within Parameters...
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