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Windows Container: Containeradministrator vs. Administrator?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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