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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Issue connecting over RDP when on Windows VPN

I have an issue that just began today and not sure what the cause is (I've been able to successfully connect this way for several years). On my Windows 7 box, I have a VPN set up in Windows. Today I ...
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“No more threads can be created in the system” in Network and Sharing Center

A while back I noticed on one of our laboratory computers (Windows 7, very little extra software installed) that the network connection icon in the system tray would claim that it had no network ...
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Windows: redirect stdout and stderror to nothing

I have a command I am running produces a ton of output, I want to silence the output without writing to a file. I have used the following to send all output to a file, but again I don't want any file ...
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Can Samba 3 still be used?

I am struggling with a trust relationship issue between a windows 7 machine and my companies samba 3 domain controller. The issue is only arising when I try to add a domain user to my machine for ...
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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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Script Not working. Need it to work on default route adapter to change the subnet mask only

Need a script that can be run on Windows 7 machines. Script would need to get the default route LAN adapter settings. Set the IP and Gateway to whatever they were set to and change the subnet mask ...
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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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Hard Drive not booting windows 7 installation disc. PC whipe gone wrong [on hold]

http://paste.ubuntu.com/20270076/ Boot-repair-disc doesn't have the "Recommended repair" option. The only option was "BootInfo summary (to get help by email or forum)". After clicking that option it ...
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Group policy issues

We are having an issue on one of our clients relatively new sbs installs. The domain consists of a single SBS 2011 server with 4 Windows 7 clients and 3 XP clients. Most of the time everything is ...
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Error: “All disks holding extents for a given volume must have the same sector size, and the sector size must be valid.”

I was trying to create a mirrored drive in Disk Management, but I kept on getting this error: "All disks holding extents for a given volume must have the same sector size, and the sector size must be ...
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Windows findstr with AND condition

Hi i searched few older posts but didnt find exact solution. so posting new question. I need a single a windows command to search two words using AND condition. Will findstr works for combination of ...
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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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Users experience empty user profile occasionally

Recently in our network, different active directory users experience empty profile, I can recover it by registry edit (solution) every time, but It is not good at all. How can I track the cause? ...
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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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Initial Deployment-MDT+WDS

So I've been attempting to use Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Windows Deployment Services to deploy images on a client. The deployment server is running Server 2012 and is both the Domain ...
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Windows 7 versus 8 Access CNAME'd Share

Here's a situation that came up yesterday: we have a share on a machine we have to access using an alias (CNAME). The machine is running Windows Server 2012 R2, and services Windows 7 and 8 clients. ...
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L2TP/IPSec from Windows 7 to ASA 5520

I am trying to setup L2TP/IPSec on our ASA5520 to support a fringe case for one of our developers. The Windows VPN subsystem apparently stores the kerberos or NTLM cookie for the login when you use ...
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Process Monitor fails to start on a 64 bit computer

When I try to start Process Monitor from SysInternals on some 64 bit windows 7 machines,the process fails to start. There is no error message. I double click and nothing happens. Other 64 bit windows ...
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Change gateway on windows 7 from command line

I am trying to find how to change the default gateway on a Windows 7 machine from the DOS prompt. Thanks!
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Force a specific theme for entire network using GPO

I am attempting to force a specific theme to all machines in my network. I know that the GPO "Load a Specific Theme" in: User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization Is ...
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Multiple profiles per user?

Is it possible to have multiple profiles per user? The reason why I ask is because I need to create test environments for hundreds of users, where the test environment has different software. ...
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Have a windows 7 Task scheduled batch run as a regular-user johndoe which starts an exe on johndoe login, how to prevent his killing of process?

I am starting a script from Windows Task scheduler as a regular-user johndoe and my script starts an exe that runs in background when johndoe user logs in and I want to prevent user from "killing" the ...
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Can't successfully run Sharepoint Foundation 2010 first time configuration

I'm trying to run the non-GUI version of configuration wizard using power shell because I would like to set config and admin database names. GUI wizard doesn't give you all possible options for ...
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Reset Windows 7 computer to a clean state on reboot

We have a bunch of Windows 7 computers deployed at remote locations. To keep things consistent and reduce troubleshooting, we'd like to reboot them daily and reset to a clean state on reboot. Is it ...
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Failed to connect to the System Event Notification Service

Several end-users try and log into their Windows 7 machine, they get a message, "failed to connect to the windows notification service" and it goes to a black screen and never actually loads their ...
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“WindowsError: [Error 5] Access is denied” when running a python script

I'm getting a "WindowsError: [Error 5] Access is denied" message when running a python script which attempts to make an https connection. The following error message is produced by python: Traceback ...
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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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Access Network Folder using Different User Credential

Domain Controller OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Client OS: Windows XP, Windows 7 Windows XP client name: Client1 Windows XP client name: Client2 I had login as abc.local\Q2020 on Client1 and ...
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Running a Batch File from Task Scheduler Without User being logged In

I'm trying to run a batch file on Windows 7 from the Task Scheduler. I can run the batch file fine if I run it from the command prompt. If I run it from the Task Scheduler to only run when the user ...
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How to configure Microsoft Remote Assistance to share the clipboard in Windows 7

Remote Desktop allows you to share the clipboard. It even allows you to copy files through a copy and paste mechanism. However, remote assistance does not seem to allow you to do this. Microsoft has ...
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Activating Windows 7 with MAK passed in Unattend.xml via WDS

I have configured WDS to deploy a Windows 7 Pro image (Volume Licensed) and I'm using an unattend.xml file for the configuration. The only problem I'm running into is activation. I'm passing a MAK ...
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Outlook 2013 won't connect to Office 365 (Exchange)

I have a multiple users with a roaming profiles on a windows server 2008R2 domian. One of these 2013 Outlook profiles won't connect to Exchange on one of the computers. Here's what I've tested: Let's ...
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Are the free Win 7/8/10 VM's Microsoft provides for testing purposes restricted or any different than their counterparts? [closed]

Sorry for the poor title, I'll explain better here. Microsoft provides free Win 7/8/10 Enterprise VM's inorder to test modern browsers here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/...
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disappearing folders in network drive after folder creation

If I create a new folder on a network drive some of the already available folders in that folder disappear. After half an hour they're visible again? What can be the reason for this?
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Enforcing audit settings for all subfolders and files on NTFS

On Windows 7 I would like to enforce auditing on all subfolders and files for a specific local folder, by using the included Windows auditing features. When a user moves a file from the same NTFS ...
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How can I boot Windows 7 that is already installed on a hard drive on a UEFI system [migrated]

I recently purchased a Lenovo mini tower server. I have an old system that died on me. The motherboard seems to have gone out. I wanted to try to add the hard drive to my new tower and boot from it. ...
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Windows 7 boot manager not localized on UEFI systems

I originally posted this on SuperUser because I discovered this behaviour on my home computer, but this seems to be a general issue on UEFI systems, thus I'm posting here too; I also hope someone here ...
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Windows 7 PC cannot see some LAN PCs, but can access them via path

In an office LAN, with Windows 7 Professional workstations and a FreeNAS Samba server, 2 workstations have intermittent problems in browsing for the other workstations, as well as the FreeNAS server. ...
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Can I inhibit WGA nags (and possible capability removal) for off-net Win 7 systems?

I work in a situation where a network involving Windows 7 is used in an environment that is not connected to their own internal network and not the internet at all. However, after a period of time, ...
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Folder Redirection/Offline Files on Win 7 | Folders are empty when not connected to the domain

I've been struggling with this issue for days and cannot seem to find anyone else with a similar issue. I will note first that I have tried using both roaming profiles and the group policy setting ...
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Cannot provide permission to IIS_IUSRS on C:/Windows/Temp

I have an ASP.NET Web Forms Application which has some reports created using SAP Crystal Reports Runtime for .NET Framework 4. The C:\Windows\Temp folder contains my Report files of the application. ...
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samba share on windows 7 won't give me access to /var but gives me access to everyother directory

i have samba share set up to give me access to my linux box from my windows 7 machine, everything is fine, except i can't access the /var director for some reason through windows. however, i can ...
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IP Configure headache [duplicate]

My IP adress gone after sometime of getting internet connection...My IPadress is 172.16.91.79 and subnet mask is 255.255.255.128 and default gateway is 172.16.91.129 told by the operator... But ...
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Delete all user profiles immediately, GPO doesn't have 0 days

As far as I am aware the supported method is manually doing it in System Properties, but that takes FOREVER * drama queen *. Options I see, but not sure if they work on Win7 or Win10: The GPO (...
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Documentation on .NET Framework 4.6 support on Windows 7 Enterprise

The official MS system requirements states that Windows 7 SP1 does support .NET 4.6, but Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 is not explicitly mentioned. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8z6watww(v=vs....
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I failed to open my xp backup bkf file in Windows 7

I moved xp backup bkf file to windows 7, but could not open bkf file through NTBackup restore utility because I received an error message “the backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot be used”...
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Windows updates for a offline enviroment

I work on an environment that is not capable of using automatic updates. Currently we Download a File from Microsoft that has every patch from the OS's release. This file is incredibly large and ...
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MS DFS samba share on a Linux server working for Mac and Linux clients, but not Windows

I have a CentOS 6 machine with a simple samba share that I am trying to setup as a DFS server, so it can point clients to folders on other servers. Following the samba documentation for setting this ...
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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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How can I get Windows to forget it had antivirus installed?

We purchased a networking and software solution for PCI compliance: TrustWave. We started to install the antivirus but realized that it was not required on the machines it was being installed on and ...