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2answers
663 views

Allow service to interact with desktop

DC OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Std Client OS - Windows XP, Windows 7 I have implemented Security policy through Network Policy Server and enabled Wired AutoConfig Services Automatically. While ...
2
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1answer
55 views

Which IP addresses are using remote dekstop?

We have a server that has an open remote desktop port to the internet (no VPN.) Several people are allowed to log on to the machine remotely. The server runs Windows 7 (desktop OS.) I can find ...
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1answer
158 views

Windows 7: Allow installation of software by non-admins?

I'm running a public library with PCs available for people to use. I'm setting up the next upgrade for the PCs, which will be running Windows 7. We use Deepfreeze to maintain the PC's state (a brief ...
6
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1answer
407 views

Windows 7 “Cryptographic Operators”

This TechNet blog states that: Cryptographic Operators: FIPS 140-2 defines a “Crypto Officer” role, which is represented by the Cryptographic Operators group in Windows, first introduced in ...
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1answer
2k views

Windows: disable remote access of local drive, even by domain admin

We have a network of Windows 7 PCs that are managed as part of a domain. What we want is for the domain admin to be unable to view the PC's local drive (C:) unless he is physically at the PC. In ...
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2answers
166 views

Shared folder are inaccessible from system account

I have problem with different behavior of network machines. Little log: C:\Windows\system32>whoami nt authority\system C:\Windows\system32>net view Server Name Remark ...
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1answer
213 views

Suspicious activity on port 3389. Has my system been compromised? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deal with a compromised server? Today I opened TCPView to see what was causing a lot of outbound network activity and could only identify svchost.exe on port ...
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1answer
271 views

Certificates compartments (certmgr.msc)?

After reading a while , Im trying to understand what kind of certificates will be found at : Personal Other People Trusted Root Certicfiation Authorities will personal will contains only private ...
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1answer
54 views

How to find on the Windows 7 who and when use(d) a certain share?

We have a workstation using Win7 on a LAN with a domain. On that workstation we set up some network shares. Can we find who used (user name and/or computer name) and when the shares? Note that we ...
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1answer
132 views

Admin user account on windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 admin$ share access denied?

On my local network I have several windows 7 workstations and a Windows 2008 server. I have an account on each of my Windows 7 boxes that have the corresponding admin account on Windows 2008. When I ...
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3answers
832 views

Easiest way to get MS Security Essentials to run for people who turn off their computers?

All the employees at my work shutdown their Windows 7 computers (iMacs running BootCamp) when they leave work. This ends up with people having MS Security Essentials say their computer is at risk, due ...
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2answers
974 views

Scripting Local Security Policy settings

We have a bunch of Windows 7 laptops out in the field. They're not in a domain. We'd like to build a script/batch file that we can send to each machine and, when run, configure screensaver locking, ...
2
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1answer
29 views

Are windows sids same from Windows 2000 through Windows 7?

I've got some code that checks for a user to be in the admin group based on the SID. Is this code going to work if the SID is hard-coded for Admin. for Windows 2000 SP4 through Windows 7?
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1answer
374 views

Windows Task Scheduler Security Issue [closed]

Using the Windows Task Scheduler allows non-administrator users to gain access to administrative rights. Normally, Windows prevents execute applications which need to have more rights. A message ...
0
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2answers
56 views

Can not create a linked server between SQL Server 2008 on a desktop and my laptop

I'm having an issue getting the linked server to connect between a desktop and my laptop. Both have SQL server 2008 and the link is coming from the desktop to my laptop. Also, both computers have ...
0
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1answer
599 views

How to alter inf file to add policies to the Local Security Policy on Windows Vista/7

My research has led to me this point -> open "Security Configuration and Analysis" msc snapin, export template into .inf, open .inf in "Security templates" mmc snapin, but here is where I have slowed ...
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1answer
698 views

Cannot Apply Screensaver GPO to Windows 7 clients through a Security Group

Our environment consists of a 2003 Active Directory with about 50% split regarding XP and Windows 7 clients. Our security policy states that by default everyone's desktop should lock at 2 hours for ...
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1answer
100 views

Windows Copy and permissions

I have copied a which has Everyone permission. The duplicated file doesn't have these permissions other than the default permission. I'd like to know more about how Windows Copy defines the ACLs. It ...
1
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0answers
864 views

What does the red x icon mean next to a user in folder permissions (Windows 7)

In trying to debug various strange issues on a machine, I found something strange - when I go to C:\Users\administrator and get properties, security tab, it lists the users (the local admin account, ...
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1answer
318 views

Securing windows 7 based kiosk on network

What steps should be taken to secure a kiosk running windows 7 and a proprietary application on a network? The kiosk requires the ability to make outgoing calls over port 443. I am looking for advice ...
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1answer
278 views

Restrict access to All Users folder on XP and 7 via GP

I am attempting to restrict access to the All Users folder via GP. Currently I have the setting under: Computer/Policies/Windows Settings/Security Settings/File System configured for the ...
2
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2answers
5k views

How does the Task Scheduler save passwords on Windows 7?

If I save a password for a scheduled task, or in a service's logon credentials, is it safe? It seems to me that Windows saves this password encrypted somehow, but since Windows has to decipher it, so ...
0
votes
1answer
191 views

IIS 7, ASP.NET security nightmares

For no apparent reason that I know of, my ASP.NET website on my local development server (IIS 7) started returning Error Code 500 - Internal server error. After granting the user "Users ...
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0answers
36 views

Access error with administrator accounts

Problem: I have access denied on system files and folders, using accounts that are in the local\administrators group. system is W7 Ultimate 64 bit that is joined to a domain. the users that login to ...
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5answers
476 views

How to “tape the door” of a windows machine upon leaving?

When I was in grade 8, my entire class took a road trip to Quebec in order to "learn french". We basically just ran around Montreal speaking english and having a blast, but come night time, the ...
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2answers
837 views

Users cannot delete Public icons

We are rolling out new laptops to my company and we are no longer setting the user as a Local Admin. Instead, the user will be a part of the "Users" group. While I am not a part of the team that ...
4
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3answers
54k views

Windows Security (In windows 7) keeps asking for my credentials, and won't “Remember my credentials”

I'm not the network admin, but my network admin is having trouble solving this as well. My issue is exactly as the title says... Windows Security (In windows 7) keeps asking for my credentials, and ...
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1answer
76 views

Users able to install applications

We have win7. Network users are able to download applications like Mozilla Firefox, and install it. The install folder they are able to install to is c:\users%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Mozilla. If ...
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1answer
754 views

Reset Security on Win7 Windows folder

Is there a way to reset the security settings on the c:\windows folder of Win7. I have found this approach here, but formatting an copying back seems a little complex. Any ideas?
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2answers
4k views

How secure is Remote Desktop Connection?

When using Remote Desktop Connection, is the information being sent back and forth securely, as in SSL? Are usernames and passwords secure? When connecting to a remote server through Remote Desktop ...
0
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1answer
58 views

Secure Direct Access to Webapps folder on Windows Machine

I asked this question previously but recieved a unix account response. I am going to host a webapplication on a windows machine. Are the user access roles on Windows 7 sufficient to deny direct ...
0
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2answers
326 views

Run as Admin - without being local admin?

Is there any way, on Windows 7, to let users have the "Run as Administrator" option available without giving them full local admin rights? It will grant them the same level of access to the machine, ...
3
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1answer
2k views

read write permission in root of drive c: in windows XP

What is the best way to give all users of windows XP access to create/write to files in c: drive. I do not want those permissions to be inherited to all other folders on the same drive. This access is ...
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1answer
1k views

Is it possible to restrict executing an .exe on a network drive with Windows 7?

Can Windows 7 be configured in a way to prevent a user to execute an .exe that is on a network drive, and if so, how could that be done?
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2answers
184 views

Registry remotley hacked, Windows 7, need help tracking the perp

I was writing some .VBS code at the office that would allow certain file extensions to be downloaded without a warning dialog on a Windows7x32 system. The system I was writing this on is in a lab on ...
3
votes
1answer
810 views

certutil -ping fails with 30 seconds timeout - what to do?

The certificate store on my Win7 box is constantly hanging. Observe: C:\>1.cmd C:\>certutil -? | findstr /i ping -ping -- Ping Active Directory Certificate Services Request ...
2
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2answers
829 views

How to run a program marked as requiring elevation via UAC without actual elevation on Windows 7?

I have a program, specifically an installer, which is marked is requiring elevation with highestAvailable approach. I am using an administrator account with UAC at the highest level. Is it possible ...
2
votes
1answer
557 views

How to change the content ownership of an external HDD under Windows 7 for backup (all folders at once)?

Summary I'm currently trying to pickup the data of a HDD which PC is now dead (the M/B). I connected the HDD to my PC using an External IDE->USB Enclosure and can navigate thoughout some of the alien ...
1
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1answer
885 views

Force screensaver lockout for multiple users on one Windows 7 PC

We have a single PC that requires the following accounts: 2x Admin accounts for each named responsible administrator (That's me and my boss). The accounts have to be associated with our names for ...
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votes
4answers
620 views

Securing Remote Desktop Server on Windows 7 For Internet Use

I have a desktop and laptop both running Windows 7 Professional. My goal is to secure the desktop so that I can securely use "Remote Desktop" over the Internet from ONLY the laptop. I have already ...
0
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2answers
879 views

How can I stop SMB on Windows 7 null authenticating?

This is a nasty question to be asking but we're really desperate. By which I mean we have about four hours to fix this or dire consequences will follow. We have a PC for card processing in our office ...
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2answers
3k views

How can I enable WPA2 on Windows 7 when sharing an ethernet connection over wireless?

I have shared my ethernet connection over wireless in Windows 7 using the method outlined in the accepted answer here: Windows 7 - wireless connection sharing. My wireless card is a TP-Link ...
1
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3answers
906 views

Break into Windows 7?

I'm not sure if this a serverfault or superuser question. A client of mine shipped me a Windows 7 box that I am supposed to work on. Unfortunately the machine is joined to his domain (which I cannot ...
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votes
3answers
735 views

Security changes between Windows 2008 (Windows 7) and 2008 R2?

Coming from the questions, for ex., Sharepoint 2010 - “We did not find any results for” keyword which identified the problem (but not solution) with the help of Mike Hacker's blog Crawler Issue with ...
0
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3answers
192 views

How would you set up a one-way VPN?

I would like to set up a VPN between my LAN: Windows 7 Ultimate Desktop workstation OpenSuse 9.3 server and my co-located web server: Windows 2008 R2 Web Edition server (with just one NIC!) ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Add printer as domain user in Windows 7

In Windows 7, one has to have (local) administrator privileges to install a printer driver, even when this printer is installed from one of the domain servers. The only 'solution' I've read so far is ...
2
votes
4answers
10k views

Error when restoring database (Windows 7 test environment)

I have a windows 7 operating system as a test environment. I have SQL Server EE installed with two instances, named as test and production. I took a full backup from AdventureWorks database from test ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I login to SQL Server without having to use “Run as Administrator” when starting Management Studio, in Windows 7?

When I start Management Studio, unless I use the "Run as Administrator" selection, I cannot login to my local SQL Server. Is this normal? I am a normal developer and don't believe I have a need for ...
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3answers
642 views

Does removing admin rights really mitigate 90% of Critical Windows 7 vulnerabilities found to date? as reported by beyondtrust.com

Beyondtrust.com published a report, somewhat recently, claiming among other quite compelling things, "90% of Critical Microsoft Windows 7 Vulnerabilities are Mitigated by Eliminating Admin Rights" ...
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4answers
4k views

Authenticating Windows 7 against MIT Kerberos 5

I've been wracking my brains trying to get Windows 7 authenticating against a MIT Kerberos 5 Realm (which is running on an Arch Linux server). I've done the following on the server (aka dc1): ...