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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Running perfmon continuously with periodic reports

I have a question very similar to this one, but I want to continuously run perfmon, during reboots and throughout the day. Further, I'd like to generate a perfmon report every 10 mins or so. The ...
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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 ...
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Forcing clients to get new IP Address from DHCP Server

I am running a DHCP server on Debian Wheezy, with isc-dhcp-server. Because people were connecting unauthorized machines, my DHCP leases were running thin, and eventually, authorized machines could not ...
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How is NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS env variable generated?

I have a couple of HP BL460Cs that are being tested to determine which processor we want to go with when we start upgrading our equipment, and there's a problem with this environment variable on one ...
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Bugzilla LDAP Configuration

In Bugzilla all the parameters are working for me but LDAP alone not synchronizing with my AD Server. can you give me the steps to configure LDAP in Bugzilla 4.6.6 on Windows 7. Eg my server is ...
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Faulty inetres.adml on Windows 7 client?

I am a system integrator in training and I've been running into an issue when setting up our systems. After installing all updates on Windows 7 there is an error message when opening the Group Policy ...
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Powershell script scheduled task will not end

I want to use this Powershell script to automate some backups on Win7 machines. When run manually from the Powershell terminal the script runs as advertised and ends after a few seconds (it is a small ...
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BITS policies to limit bandwitdth usage is not taking effect

We have a fleet of roughly 1300 Windows 7 SP1 clients who use a centralized WSUS server to download updates from. We've implemented the following BITS policy to limit the bandwidth during working ...
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Locked myself out of Group Policy Editor

I set 'only allow certain applications' restrictions and accidentally applied them across the board to all accounts. Now I'm restricted to only running a browser and can't run the group policy editor! ...
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Domain computer cannot resolve internal hostnames, but nslookup can

I have a Windows 7 computer on my domain that is behaving oddly. It is possible to ping www.google.com It can ping internal hosts using their IP address It can ping the local Domain Controller/DNS ...
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Start VirtualBox in another user on Windows 7

My development computer is running Windows 7 with 16gig of RAM. I run Linux Ubuntu with Apache in the VM for web design testing purposes. To reduce clutter in my default user account in Windows 7 I ...
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Unattended Windows 7 install with non-DHCP DNS Server: Domain join fails, claiming it can't find the domain

I'm trying to build an unattended Windows 7 image script that will do a simple domain join. The catch is that the DHCP-provided DNS server knows absolutely nothing about my domain, so I need to set ...
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Outlook 2010 “Cannot open this item” on Windows 7 64-bit

I have to admit this has stumped me... User's Workstation Outlook 2010 (32-bit) w/ Cached Exchange Mode enabled Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) Email account is on Exchange 2003 Problem The user is ...
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AclPermissionsFacet fault install SQL-2008-R2

While attempting to do an installation repair of SQL-2008R2, I'm failing the pre-check rules. Module that is failing is AclPermissionsFacet - with this message "The SQL Server registry keys from a ...
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Unable to load php_curl.dll in Windows 7 x64, Apache x86 [closed]

Issue Upon starting Apache I get the following error in my PHP error log: PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library 'C:\Web_Server\Programs\PHP\x86\5.6.3\ext\php_curl.dll' - The ...
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Unable to connect via NetBIOS Name

I can't connect to machines/shares by NetBIOS names. Below is console output showing the problem. C:\>nbtstat -n Local Area Connection: Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.100] Scope Id: [] ...
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GPO to Disable Screensaver only when connected via RDP

Is there a GPO option to disable the idle-time screensaver for RDP connections, but keep the idle-time screensaver options for interactive logins? Edit: All users are TS users as well a local so they ...
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Windows 7 + IPSec: Force all remote traffic through VPN

I have set up a VPN connection to an remote L2TP/IPSec VPN server, which works fine. Now i like to ensure that all remote traffic is being routed through this VPN, so if the VPN connection drops, no ...
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How to get login username of the login that triggerred a task in the task scheduler

In the Windows 7 task scheduler, I have a task that runs when any user logs on. This task is run as Administrator so it can get the proper priviliges and runs a bat file. I would like to pass in the ...
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What is a minimal useful unattend.xml file for SysPrep on Windows 7

Could you provide a minimal unattend.xml file for use in Windows 7, which will be manually installed, updated and configured on one workstation, then SysPrep will be run like this: ...
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Creating ICACLS Report (Using CMD) [closed]

So i had to create a local user and a directory in my c:/ named "Files for Max". The assignment then asks me to produce an ICACLS report for "Files for Max" and to submit the batch file listing and ...
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gpupdate fails, access denied - event ID 1055

I became aware of this issue yesterday after pushing out GPO for Software Policy Restrictions. I am unable to push out MSI installations to certain computers. I went to look at the one of the ...
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Can't login to my machine with my account on Windows 7? [closed]

Since I started working here my Windows 7 64-bit computer has never had the correct GP applied to it, and as a result my computer didn't have it's folders redirected to the server. Many other system ...
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Windows 7 Fatal Error running Sysprep

I'm trying to Sysprep a Windows 7 Pro workstation. When I run sysprep a receieve the error "A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine" I've tried all the work arounds uninstall ...
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DOS renaming questions [closed]

I have some files that we run a rename batch file on which has been working fine for years. @echo setlocal enableextensions enabledelayedexpansion rem looks for *US*.zip in working directory and ...
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How to set Firefox as default browser using a script?

I have windows server 2008 r2 enterprise and windows 7 machines. I have firefox 4.0.1 currently deploying through group policy to the windows 7 machines. I know how to create a login script. I have ...
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CREATE DATABASE permission denied in database 'master' … A database with the same name exists, or specified file

Background: I'm trying to get the Live Demos of Telerik's Rad Controls for ASP.NET AJAX working on my local machine in IIS 7. I'm getting an error when I view the ComboBox demo. Error I get: ...
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Import Module from newer Powershell Version

I was asking myself if I could import PowerShell modules from a newer Windows version. The *-NetAdapter CMDLets in Windows 8 and 8.1 are quite nice, so I wanted to use 'em in Windows 7 too. ...
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Remote Desktop - remote computer that was reached is not the one you specified

We just setup some new Windows 2008 R2 servers and we are unable to Remote Desktop into them from our Windows 7 desktops. Remote desktop connects, but after we provide credentials we get: The ...
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Client time not syncing with Windows Server 2012 [on hold]

Found that the Time for Windows server is correct as it is syncing public time server out there. While I found that the client (all of them are windows 7) are not syncing the time with the server. ...
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What's the best way to move c:\users to d:\users under vista/W7 [closed]

I just installed Windows 7 RC1 and want to move c:\users to d:\users. What's the best way to do this? Due to the fact that Windows 7 creates a reserved partition that is mounted as C: in the ...
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Drive full after CHKDSK, but files don't add up [migrated]

Last week, I was preparing to make a new partition (for Ubuntu alongside my current Windows) on my laptop, but never got that far. I ran chkdsk to make sure it was safe to partition the disk. I do ...
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How to cleanly start and stop a headless Oracle VM Virtualbox virtual machine?

I have Oracle VM Virtualbox on my Windows 7 development machine. I want to start a VM when Windows starts, and cleanly shut that VM down when Windows stops. Can that be done? I can start a headless ...
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Shutting down a Windows Workstation Remotely (from Linux)

I have a system comprised of, let's say 10 Windows 7 Professional workstations, joined to a domain. As part of an "emergency" system shutdown procedure, I'd like a mechanism of triggering a remote ...
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System process (PID 4) constantly accessing the hard disk

Recently I noticed some of our machines are getting sluggish, mainly after boot-up. Using the Resource Monitor I detected excessive disk access from the system process with PID 4. Following some tips, ...
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Changing the Security Level of IE 11 via the Registry looks to be implemented but changes to 0 once IE Internet Options Security tab is opened

This is Windows 7 SP1 After being updated to the most current version So I've been trying change the security level for trusted sites and it just doesn't want to stick. I modify the current level ...
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Why is my loopbacked GPO reporting as disabled

Let me start by saying that my experience with GPO is limited to tentatively poking at settings until they fall into place by trial and error. It is entirely possible this will be a very obvious ...
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How to make Windows 7 USB flash install media from Linux?

I have: ISO image of Windows 7 install media 4 GB USB flash drive no DVD drive Linux installed
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Acrobat Reader XI addon gets disabled periodically in Internet Explorer within Windows domain

We have a followig problem that happens on new workstations with Windows 7 x64 and Acrobat Reader XI only. Every few days the following key is automatically added to registry: ...
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Multiple Homed Windows 2008 Server / Windows 7 Client

I have a small Windows 2008 network, with some Windows 7 clients. The clients are both laptops with docking stations and I would like them to communicate with the Windows 2008 server (for filesharing) ...
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Bginfo via GPO Server 2008 r2 - Timer Not Working

I am running Bginfo via GPO on Server 2008 r2 with Windows 7 clients. The bat file (below) is run by: User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Scripts (Logon/Logoff). Bat File ...
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How can I view information for domain groups from the command line with just core Windows utilities?

I'm familiar with using the NET commands to get information for local users and groups in most scenarios. However, I'm running into a problem using it to get information for domain groups with long ...
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MDT 2013 - Language to Install Missing

I am currently preparing and testing my first MDT deployment at work. Up to now we have been using WDS with custom images and unattend files. I have set up the MDT deployment share and imported a ...
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Windows 7 Sysprep Default User

I seem to be having a problem with implementing my sysprep. I have been playing with Windows 7, WAIK, Server 2008 R2 and various other things. I managed to create a WIM with everything I need ...
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Is there a way to find out the necessary users, roles, and privileges an Oracle Dump file needs?

I've been tasked with importing this old Oracle dump file from beyond my time - as such, the person that did the exporting, and the server on which it originally resides on is long gone. My knowledge ...
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Windows Server 2008 redirected folder files disappeared

I had setup a Windows 2008 server to redirect My Documents using Group Policy. A user using Win7 had a couple of documents saved to My Documents and was good for a couple of days. One day I run ...
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Computer running Win7 won't access websites but can ping them

First off, pardon me if this is not where I should ask IT questions. If there is another StackExchange site (or site in general) that I should go to by all means let me know. The Problem: One of our ...
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Proper Imaging Procedures to Restore and Deploy Image with Separate System Reserved Partition

UPDATE: As per my experience here, no one responded. If I do not hear back from TechNet forum members about it, I will post a bounty here, if it makes a difference. I have banged my head against a ...
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Office Registry Settings for Office 2013 for use with ADRMS

We had ADRMS running with Office 2010 on Windows 7, between a few divisions using Trusted Publishing Domains (TPD), this made available by using a few registry changes for use in Office 2010 ...
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Why Access denied when removing files/folder on Windows [migrated]

What does really happen when I try to remove a folder on windows (7, 2008, 2012) and get the "famous": You need permission to perform this action ... Folder Access denied What I've done : I ...