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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Reset BIOS Password on Laptop [on hold]

I have an Acer Aspire laptop and i recently updated the BIOS through Windows 7. I did this in an attempt to reset the BIOS password as I no longer remember it. The problem is that it no longer ...
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Clients can't update dNSHostName attribute after DNS suffix change

We have a bunch of Windows 7 and Windows Vista clients that belong to domain contoso.com. The clients are registered in DNS to client.contoso.com. We have changed the DNS suffix via GPO from ...
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Windows Security Policy not Updating - Admin templates work fine

I have a domain with a mix of physical and virtual servers. Some time ago another admin may have performed some manual scripted updates at the client level that are now preventing changes in the ...
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system PID 4 is sending unexpected traffic NBNS and ICMP to PC in LAN

i find out that my computer (PC1 - window 7) is sending strange traffic to one PC (PC2 - windows 7) in my LAN. It is continuously sending broadcast netbios name query type NB for specific name of PC2 ...
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How does Windows decides which DNS Server to use when resolving names and connected to a VPN

When connected to a VPN network how does the windows DNS client choose a prefered DNS server, between the DNS servers configured for the local connection and the server statically defined for the VPN? ...
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Group policy not pushed to client for offline files setting

I have setup group policy for "Offline Files" but I noticed that the configuration is not pushed to clients. With another setup I had no problem. The configuration path is \\Computer ...
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Group Policy to disable USB in windows 7 clients

I want to disable the USB for Windows 7 clients through the Active Directory group policy ,is it possible ???and anyone can give me instructions please .
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domain user added to local admin group denied permission when not connected to domain controller

I have a windows 7 computer that was joined to a domain that is no longer available. It still has a domain user account with a cached domain login credential (i.e., I can still login using my domain ...
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Multihomed Windows 2008 R2 outgoing connection

I have Windows 2008 R2 Server with several directly connected networks and interface with default route to the Internet. Today I noticed (and then checked with Wireshark), that if I make request to ...
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Windows 7 Not Showing Shared Folders Properly?

I have a shared folder set up on a network with multiple Windows 7 64 Bit machines. This is pretty random, but a couple of machines aren't "syncing" well: What I see on the machine is sometimes ...
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Word documents disappear from network share after being saved

This problem happens to some of our users about once a week. They open a Word document (.docx) from a network share, make some changes and save the file. No error message is displayed, but the ...
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How to prevent Java user prompts o Windows 7?

I need to create a strategy to deploy Java to Windows 7 computers in our network in a way to minimize user prompts for a specific application. Ideally, I would do this in a way that there will be ...
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Setting up 20 computers with WIN7

I am trying to set up 20 identical computers the same. I have one computer set up exactly how it needs to be. Updated drivers, 6+ hrs of Win updates, Applications, etc... What are the next steps to ...
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Windows Server 2012 MSMQ - Some Clients don't connect

We have some strange things happening with a new installation of MSMQ on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Cluster: the clients reach the server without problems the server tries to send a message to the ...
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Issue installing IE11

I've been using WSUS to roll out IE11, there's a few stranglers that IE11 will not install and I've started looking into. Here's what I've done. Confirmed all prerequisite updates have been done. ...
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Disabling computer in active directory is still allowing domain account to login?

If I disable a computer account in AD, am I not supposed to be able to login to the domain using this computer? I tested this, I have a computer joined to the domain (Windows 10), I disabled the ...
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bind dns configuration in windows

I am configuring BIND DNS in windows.Can I add multiple IP addresses(like two different networks) for an single DNS server to listen on? So we network A request for resolution it perform that and when ...
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Oem activate a Windows 10 image on Windows 7/8/8.1 computers

I have company computers that I would like to create an image for deploy for Windows 10. Right the computers consist of oem licensed Windows 7/8/8.1 OSes. I would like to create a Windows 10 image for ...
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Google Chrome and remote kiosks [on hold]

This isn't necessarily a networking question so please advise if I should post this elsewhere. I have developed a kiosk interface using php and html, this resides on a Windows 2012 Apache web server, ...
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Limit programs based off group policy

What I'm attempting to accomplish is having certain executables allowed in a 2012 Active Directory environment based off of a group policy. I have 3 different types of users in my AD. Group A ...
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configure windows 7 as an ntp server

I have configured windows 7 as NTP server in a Lab, that I manage with no access to the internet. It can sync time with it self but I can't sync the other computers with it. After running from the ...
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Credential Provider showing incorrect tiles

This may or may not be better on SuperUser, it's regarding issues with a few workstations failing to cleave to the Enterprise standard. All references here are to Win7 Professional installations. ...
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HP Smart Array P400 on Asus X99-s

I'm trying to install a HP Smart Array P400 on my machine with Asus X99-s motherboard. I have tried to put the card in all slots, but no matter what I do, then I can't see the controller either in ...
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“clientless” rdp session to windows 7 professional

I am currently automating the installation of a legacy windows 7 application, that requires a desktop session on the target machine. We are currently setting up automated testing system (using ...
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Failed to register DLL error code 80004005 Windows 7

Attempting to register a DLL on a client Win 7 machine, while running command prompt as Administrator, gives this error code 80004005. All other DLL's are registering fine, but it is 2 specific DLL's ...
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Not Updating Group Policy Changes

I have been working on updating my companies group policies and I have run into a problem with the user policy not applying correctly. Previously the old policy had a folder redirect for the desktop ...
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How to check which domains and groups I belong to?

This is pertaining to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, but probably may apply to other versions. Question 1: How to find out preferably from CLI all the domains a user belongs to (it is probably ...
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Home Folder Files Intermittently missing for user

We are having a weird issue that has been ongoing for months where one of our users will have files missing from her Home Folder mapped as H from active directory not show up. The files that don't ...
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KVM top shows high CPU load on host for windows7 guest though windows is on idle

we have an virtualization environment with actually 4 VMs (2 x linux, 1 x w2k3, 1 x win7). In the host system (Debian Jessie) top always shows a CPU load of 30-70% (or more) for the qemu process of ...
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How to create a Pre-Installed Windows 7 VHD [closed]

I am new into the world of servers. I was just working around creating a Windows 7 X64 Bootable VHD. Since my job profile makes me create windows 7 VMs every now and then, I want a pre-installed ...
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W7 Login to Secure Sites [only] are Very Slow

I hope this is the right place to post this. Have a notebook PC that customer bought with W7 Home, and they brought it to me to have it put on their network. We installed a retail Windows 7 Pro (one ...
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Two loopback adapters communication in windows 7 or 8

Once our development systems are upgraded from windows XP to windows 7, my debug setup has stopped working. Steps followed in original setup (Windows XP): Add two loopback adapters Assign ipv4 ...
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Secure way of running OpenVPN in windows 7

Is there a more secure way of running OpenVPN GUI in windows 7? Currently we have to use the runas command and savecred. This is fairly insecure as it allows the user to run any application as admin. ...
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Mapped drives aren't syncing on workstations

It seems like a few workstations on our network aren't syncing with the mapped drives, pretty randomly, so for example, different users on the same computer would see different files on the mapped ...
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Mapped network drive not syncing

One computer in the network doesn't seem to sync a network mapped drive. It's part of a domain where computers seem to sync. Not sure how to change it. (users can't see sync folder option) Help !
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Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table 'mysql.user' doesn't exist - Trying to run second instance of myslq

On a Win7 box. I downloaded mysql-5.7.9 and I am attempted to run it as its own self contained instance along side another instance of an old version that is already running. I installed a new ...
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Smartcard Logon: The domain specified is not available. Please try again later

I'm standing up a test lab. Using AD CS, I've deployed a smartcard logon cert to an HID Crescendo C1150. When I attempt to log on to a WIN7 workstation with the smartcard, I'm greeted with: The ...
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How to add a serial port to a Windows 7 guest VM using Xen server 6.5?

We wonder how to add a SERIAL PORT (COM2) into a guest HPVM Windows 7 64 bits in a xen server 6.5 bare metal hypervisor. We have some clients connecting through RDP v8.1 (from Win7-64 to Win7-64) ...
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How do companies handle the need for different Java requirements on the same user?

In our company, we use GPOs to push software updates such as Java updates. We have about 150 users in different offices located in different countries, all using Windows 7. We have a few ...
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Disable Removable Storage classes doesn't work via GPO on Windows 7

Could you please help me with very strange situation: Test environment: DC - Windows Server 2012R2, Workstation - Windows 7 Professional N SP1 Case: disable USB via Group Policy. Normally, I go to ...
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How to implement a dead man switch in Windows 7?

I am looking for a way to make domain-joined Windows 7 laptops brick themselves after 90 days of no-contact with a domain controller. I do not want the laptop to wipe itself or anything severe like ...
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Putty blank when connected to Cisco Catalyst 3500

I'm using the normal blue RJ45 to DB9 cable plugged into my Cisco Catalyst 3500 series XL switch. That cable is connected to a serial-to-usb adapter that I got from Monoprice, and that is plugged into ...
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UAC never asks for admin password, denies access on admin-related tasks, on client computer. How to fix UAC?

I have a client computer, Windows 7 64 bit, connected to our network. The user who signs on is not an admin (according to our active directory). It's having credential issues which I'm trying to fix ...
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WSUS clients failing to get updates with error 80072EE2

We recently implemented WSUS for our Windows workstations (about 90). Some of the clients seem to have no problem, while others keep returning the error "80072EE2" when attempting to manually check ...
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NTP with Authentication on Windows System

Can we configure NTP Server with Authentication on Windows System i.e Window Server 2008 R2 Standard or Windows 7 Operating System. I need to sync time securely for my Cisco Switch and Router and for ...
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Querying supported 802.11 protocols through WMI?

Is it possible to query a network adapters supported 802.11 protocols through WMI? The computers I'm trying to do this on are all running windows 7 professional. I know it's possible to look up the ...
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Standard Setting for Audit Policy in Local Group Policy Editor

Please let me know what is the standard Setting for below Security Setting ( Audit Policy ), which are followed in most of the Company. For Eg:- Should i set ' Success & Failure ' for ' Audit ...
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How to perform remotely a kill-switch on Windows 7?

I need to remotely perform a kill-switch on a Windows 7 Enterprise computer connected to an AD. Specifically, I need to remotely access the machine without visible user interaction (I have a domain ...
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How to reboot Windows 7 safely in an automated way

I have some Windows 7 PC's mainly doing the SW build I am rebooting the PC every Sunday automatically (via Scheduler) using the following command shutdown /r /f This works mostly but in some case ...
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Installing printers drivers in Windows 7 clients with Win server 2003 AD

Dears, I've an issue with installing drivers on windows 7 which keep asking for permission to add the printer driver on other hand i haven't faced this issue with XP clients. My AD is windows ...