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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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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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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How to install Windows Updates from command-line

Is it possible to install windows updates from the command-line? The graphical update tool doesn't seem to work so well in Windows 7. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't... My problem is that I ...
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MS-DOS attrib +s 'path not found'

I have to put some specific icons on folders and I had success doing that over all folders except the one that have some special characters. I'm using windows7. How it is done? creating a .ini ...
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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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Windows (object) Auditing via GPO

I was wondering if there was a method to check if a registry (or keys) are being audited, specifically via a group policy. I'm already aware of WMI keeping track of object read, edit, and delete ...
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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 ...
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Samba 4 (Ubuntu) Administration (Active Directory) via RSAT using Windows 7 error

I want to administrate Samba 4 (Active Directory) via RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) using Windows 7. I have installed the RSAT and opened the "Active Directory Computers and Users" tool in ...
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How do you rebuild a Windows 7 user profile on a PC joined to an Active Directory domain and why would you want to do this?

a question I was asked at a job interview today. Don't think I was on-target with my answer. How do you rebuild a Windows 7 user profile on a PC joined to an Active Directory domain and why would you ...
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PHP reporting to Event Viewer [on hold]

I've succeeded in reporting all errors to the windows event log. Now I am trying to create a custom view to see only PHP errors from the Application log, but PHP does not show up in the "By source" ...
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Problem running Apache-Tomcat on every web browser installed in Windows 7

I'm working on a web application in JSP and my web container is Apache Tomcat 7.0.2 (Its portable cross-platform version). As I've made extensive use of HTML5-CSS3 and my target browser is Google ...
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Default Program via GPO Windows 7

I tried to configure the default program to open .docx/.doc files via gpo as mentioned here: http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/09/how-to-use-group-policy-to-change-open-with-file-associations/ I've ...
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Local registry tampering… [on hold]

I have been messing about within a corporate network I have administrative rights to (the computer I'm on), such as installing software and such, thus I'd like to remove traces (keys/values) on the ...
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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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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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tnsping and lsnrctl hung when about to exit – Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 on virtual Windows 7 VM on Mac [closed]

I am trying to run an Oracle installation on Windows 7 running in a virtual machine (Parallels or VMware) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). When executing Oracle utilities like tnsping ...
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Is there a GPO to allow standard users to access Resource Monitor

I need to allow standard domain users to be able to access the Resource Monitor on Windows 7 without adding them into the administrators group on any local machines. Is there a domain GPO setting to ...
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Reset BIOS Password on Laptop [closed]

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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Remotely install Windows Updates with PsExec

Problem I am working on : I am now in charge of all the Windows machines of a company. All workstations are running Windows 7, I do not have a domain and there is no Windows Server running on the ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I block Internet access for a user on a Windows 7 Professional machine?

I'm setting up a Windows 7 machine in our warehouse and I don't want the users to have internet access from this machine. They users still need access to the LAN to do their jobs. Does anyone know ...
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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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Script to delete temp files for all users in XP, Vista, and 7

Basically, we have numerous customers running XP and 7 with a few Vista machines. I've found this batch script, but it is limited to the current user (uses the %userprofile% environment variable). ...
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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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Ideal settings for rdesktop?

For connecting to a Windows 7 virtual machine on a LAN, what would be the ideal settings to specify when using rdesktop in linux so that it feels as close as possible to using a regular Windows 7 ...
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Get-Process not working against remote Windows 7 clients

I have been trying to run Microsoft's GetNetworkStatistics script against remote computers to enable us to track what processes are using bandwidth along with other tools. I am unable to run the ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 Remote Desktop time outs?

I can't seem to get some Windows 7 machines to prevent active but idle Remote Desktop connections from timing out. I've changed all of the local group policy settings on my test machine under ...
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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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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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Active FTP client blocked by Windows Firewall on Windows 7

I have an application that runs as a service and contains an FTP client. It needs to connect to an FTP server that only supports Active FTP. When I attempt to get a list of files or download a file, ...
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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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Apache Web Server Folder Permission On Windows7

I have an Apache Web server and my own CMS on this server. I don't want to show my directory listing to everybody, and I want set permission to hide my files like this alert: 403 Forbidden You don't ...
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Can I automatically ROUTE ADD xxxx after i make a VPN connection in Windows 7?

after I make a VPN connection to my work/whatever, I currently have to go into the command prompt and manually add a route. eg. ROUTE ADD 10.1.0.0 255.255.0.0 172.16.3.0 METRIC 1 or whatever the ...
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How do I get Windows 7 wallpaper to display the company logo properly?

Windows 7 is not displaying our company background properly. Curves show pixelation and straight lines are jagged. I'm working with a scalable vector graphics (SVG) image that I've exported to the ...
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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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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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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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Users unable to search redirected profile folders

All of our clients are using Windows 7. Our file server is Server 2008 R2. We have redirected users' profile folders (My Documents, My Pictures, Favorites, My Videos) to a share on the file server ...
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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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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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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 ...