Windows 7 is the Microsoft PC operating system released in October 2009. It is the successor to Windows Vista and has been succeeded by Windows 8. It shared the same UI style as Windows Vista, but was based on an incrementally newer version of the NT kernel (6.1, from 6.0) and was released in 6 ...

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How to set up a “dial in” connection to a Windows 7 computer to create a local area network

I have a Windows 7 computer that will be offline except for a modem connection. I need to set up a "dial in" connection to an remote unattended Windows 7 computer via telephone modem to be able to ...
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AMD A10-6800K APU not lowering frequency under Windows 7 below 2000 Mhz

We run many of our machines under FreeBSD and its powerd daemon lowers the frequency when idle down to 250 Mhz in ~250 MHz increments (i.e. its next step-up is 500, etc all the way up to 4100) ...
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Windows 7 Dial-in Server Setup [on hold]

I need to setup a Windows 7 Home Premium computer to act as a dial-in server, so that I can access a device connected to its ethernet port. I have a USR5637 external modem connected to it, and the ...
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Roaming Profiles: Chrome has to be stopped through task manager after login before using it.

When users log on some find that they cannot start chrome until stopped through task manager. It doesn't matter where they log in, it's always the same issue. Any ideas ?
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Run as a different user without a password from an elevated prompt in Windows

There are a several utilities to run as a different user (eg: runas, cpau, psexec) but all of them require the password for the respective user, even if you are already running with elevated ...
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How to set up Active Directory in windows 7? [on hold]

I just installed Remote Server Administrative Tools (RSAT) on windows 7, and turned features on as mentioned in the installation guide. Now the Administrative Tools have been installed and ...
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How to open FileZilla Client in windows explorer?

We have a shared drive (windows 7), and I want to set up a server-client FTP system on office local network, so that people can have access to different folders or sub-folders with permission. I ...
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How to find out what application was blocked by Group Policy

Currently my network (Windows Server 2008 R2) operates on an application white list group policy (Run only specified Windows applications). Occasionally I'll run into a program where even after I've ...
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Cannot login anywhere on domain: Profile cannot be loaded

I'm having this issue with one of our users. This is a roaming profile, and I've tried logging in on a few machines, but we're still getting the same error. I did go through cleaning folders and the ...
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google chrome group policy locale

We currently have Google chrome deployed in the enterprise. We have an internal website that retrieves data from a database and people using chrome noticed the date and time format was in the US ...
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Windows 7 external NTP

I have a Windows 7 pc that is part of a domain but for research needs it has to be syncronized with a GPS server (not part of the domain). I know that time discrepancy between the domain controller ...
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How to password protect shared folder windows 7 without active directory

We are currently running a group of machines where (for now) everybody logs in locally, with no network accounts, and no active directory (as of yet), there are generic usernames and passwords on all ...
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Windows 7 suppression of tcpip event 4199

I've noticed that Windows 7 doesn't raise event 4199 (Duplicate IP on network) consistently when assigning static IP addresses to machines. If we configure 2 machines correctly with non-conflicting ...
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Updating full IIS 7.5 on Windows 7

The title basically explains it all, but before I go into details - A preamble: I understand how IIS 7.5 is installed and from where. I understand that (certain flavors of) Win 7 ships with IIS ...
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how to create a folder on desktop everytime a new user is created?

How can I configure the system so that whenever I create a new user, and automatically available on her/his desktop a directory called "project"?. Is there something related to C:\Users\Default??
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How can I fix Samba 3.6.25 “the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed” error?

Today I updated our Ubuntu server which is also the primary (and only) domain controller to the latest Samba packages which fixed a few security vulnerabilities. The following packages were updated: ...
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Windows 7 delete fingerprint from profile

I'm facing the following situation: I have a computer, joined to an AD with roaming profiles and with fingerprint logon enabled. A problem with a user profile had me delete the said profile and ...
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Remote desktops scenario - Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V RDS/VDI or VMware ESXi with Win7 guests?

I wasn't sure whether this question should be asked here or over in Super User... I'd like some guidance for setting up a Remote Desktop scenario for users in a reliable yet cost-effective way. ...
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Windows 7 update kills boot sector

I have a serious problem with a bunch of computers. They're all equiped with a ASUS P9X79 Pro Mainboard, running Windows 7 Ultimate and refuse to boot starting with one machine yesterday morning and 4 ...
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Samba connection reset on Windows 7 (System error 5)

I am having problems setting up a Samba server, or to be more exact the problem is that i have set up the server, but it sometimes stops working for several hours and then starts again. It is always ...
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Possible causes for all clients losing internet access suddenly

I came back after lunch today with sudden report of all clients losing internet access except a few, including my own workstation. Hard rebooting the switches, routers and clients did not work, but ...
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Finding user logged into windows computer given computer name

I have a computer on my computer network at my workplace which has an IP address that I was to reserve. I however don't know the user for this computer. How do I know a user logged into a windows ...
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Delayed Ping of a link-local address with Windows 7/Server 2008 R2/Server 2012 R2

I have a strange effect here, which I do not understand. PS C:\Users\user1> ping fe80::219:bbff:fe0e:c600%16 -t Ping wird ausgeführt für fe80::219:bbff:fe0e:c600%16 mit 32 Bytes Daten: Zielhost ...
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How to configure RealVNC to use dual displays full screen

The setup is the following: VMWare ESXi5.0 Virtualisation server running a virtual machine Win7. This virtual machine is configured to have 2x Generic Non-PNP displays both at 1920x1200 resolution. ...
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Running Internet Explorer 11 32 and 64 bit simultaneously in Windows 7

I have a web application whose developers says should only be used with IE11 in 64 bit mode due to large memory footprint. I have other web applications/plugins which are untested/incompatible with ...
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Windows classic design has flat elements

I recently tried to force the windows classic theme via GPO to ensure a standard theme for all users. However, there were some issues with an application when we used the classic theme. Before I was ...
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rapidly refreshing network share in win7 explorer causes file operations to fail on this share

first time posting here! i dont have reputation points for inline images and links yet, sorry. Short version: I am investigating an issue reported by our users. they have batch scripts that rapidly ...
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Windows 7 Outbound PPTP Connections

I have various locations that I connect to using Windows 7 PPTP outbound connections. I'm able to make any 2 connections, but the third connection fails. I was wondering if anyone knew of a registry ...
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Admin shares not accessible on Windows 7 Pro machines

I've been trying to deploy out the SCCM client to a lab of computers for a test bed, but for some reason I am not able to access the c$ d$ etc... shares that are required for it to install through the ...
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Grant access to Windows Registry key using VBS or BAT

I cannot find a way to grant access to Windows Registry key using VBS or BAT. This link doesnot help https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc728310(v=ws.10).aspx Any clue?
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What is the correct method of reverting a Group Policy Object?

As I discover the nuances of Group Policy I haved learned that deleting a GPO does not reverse the changes that were effected by a GPO and those changes remain tattooed (a nice description that I read ...
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How to avoid file corruption upon power shortage

I have an industrial PC (Windows posready 7) running a server application that was corrupting files too often when the pc was abruptly turned off (power shortage) and I found that changing my code to ...
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windows 7 :: disappearing filesystem after folder creation

If I create a new folder in a filesystem structure mounted as network drive the whole filesystem structure disappears for a while (~60 seconds). My client ist using windows 7 and uses SMB version 1. ...
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How to configure TightVNC to accept connections from localhost only

I just implemented tunneling TightVNC + OpenSSH for MS Windows successfully. The last thing I have to configure is to deny any remote connections to TightVNC Server and allow local connections ...
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Error 1606 - MSIs, UNC paths and permissions?

I have a persistent issue with a number of our Windows desktop systems where we see various MSI packages throw up error 1606 (and 1314, in the MSI log), which is a permission issue, when attempting to ...
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Deployment of EMET causes 20% of all users to have issues with office and internet explorer

We are having an issue where, after deploying EMET we noted that about 20% of our users are having problems when using Office or Internet Explorer. The one thing that solves the issue is if an ...
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How to remove updates not in WSUS

Good morning everyone. I have a weird issue here. I am new to the IT Admin role but every computer we have purchased new since I started is getting the windows 10 notification pop up. I run windows ...
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New computers wont apply Computer Settings of Group Policy

Good morning everyone. I have not been a sysadmin for long but since starting I have replaced close to 10 computers. Everything usually works fine but i am noticing that they are not applying the ...
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2 systems freezing up ¿probably RAID/MB sata controller failure? [migrated]

I have 2 systems with approximately same age with similar Trouble: 1st system: ASUS P8h67-m-le mother r3 version i7 2600 (3,4ghz) 8gb ram ddr 3 (2x4gb dual channel) RAID 1 via intel RST with 2 hd ...
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Can I turn off the Customer Experience Improvement Programs (CEIP) via command line in Windows

This is an issue in Windows 7 (and to a lesser extent in Windows 8*) because CEIP is part of the Get Windows 10 (GWX) forced strongly suggested upgrade. So I want to turn it off on all the PCs I ...
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Using group managed service accounts on OS version < Windows 2012

Trying to leverage benefit of Group-Managed Service Accounts (gMSA) but have a mixed environment. My guide was this blog post: ...
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User cannot map share from system in another AD Domain

In domain B we have a server, with the share "Company$". In domain A we have users that are mapping the share to a drive letter. One of my users, we'll call him "Joe", cannot mount that share. When he ...
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Can Windows 7 Professional OEM be imaged using WDS?

Each year, I find myself installing Windows 7 dozens of times, on both brand new PCs and before passing on a used PC from one user to the next. I'm sure a LOT of network administrators are in the ...
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Unable to disable 'Do you want to open…' dialog box while opening .lnk shortcuts

When a user logs into any of windows 7 Machines their profile look at a location within the 'netlogon' shared folder, which contains the desktop and start menu shortcuts (all local shortcuts are ...
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Slow Login on Network Windows 7

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue where it takes a very long time (4-5 minutes) for users to log on to their computers on a network, and after catching this timeline with the Windows Performance ...
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Improve NFS performance for Windows NFS client to Linux NFS Server

I have a CentOS 6.7 server as an NFS Server, and I have a 3-4 Windows 7 (Enterprise) PC's using Windows NFS client to mount the NFS exports. The problem I'm having is this: The Windows clients can ...
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Issue with GPOs for home folder creation and drive maps

I am following a guide I've seen recommended on here for setting up home folders and drive maps for users and I am running into an issue despite the fact that I set it up exactly as illustrated here: ...
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Credential Manager has been disabled by Administrator and cannot re-enable

I'm having trouble getting a Windows 7 work computer to keep credentials for a mapped drive. Whenever I load Credential Manager, I get "Windows Credentials have been disabled by your Administrator." ...
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folders disappear for a while after creating a new one

Today a user in our company told me a strange story and so I took a look remotely on his machine (win7). He creates a folder inside a mapped network drive in a subdirectory. After that, if he go back ...
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Warning: Remote host identification has changed (SSH)

Most likely someone did a server update last night, because when I try to do a rsync (from win 7) I get the message (short version): WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! It is possible ...