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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Windows 7/8 Strongswan IKEv2 Wrong Gateway

I have setup Strongswan on Ubuntu 14.04 from the official package. I use IKEv2 with PKI authentication and a custom authorization plugin. This works great for Android and Ubuntu clients using ...
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Force temporary account/ mandatory account restricitons on new users

I am basically trying to accomplish the same as in this link. When a domain user logs off a specific client machine, their local profile is deleted. When a new user logs in the machine a fresh, ...
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Server 2008 R2, restart script not running in scheduled tasks to shut down company computers

I am trying to restart my company's computers with a script (shutdown /r /f /t 00) and set it to fire off at 7pm daily by scheduled task. I have placed the script file in the sysvol\scripts folder but ...
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Virtualbox PXE Boot Failing with a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server

Some fast help on this would be good, I have been on this problem for 14 hours. In a Virtualbox test environment I have 2 virtual machines networked together using a internal network (no traffic runs ...
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Configuring 2 MAC MINI with Win 7 Bootcamp for Redundancy [on hold]

I have an existing mac mini server running on Windows 7 x64 on bootcamp and I am running an MSSQL Server and an ASP.NET application to use within the Intranet. Here's my question: Can i buy another ...
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Can't read files into postgres

We've just set up a postgres 9.3 server on a Windows 7 machine. If we try to copy data into a database from C:\dbfeeds\csv.csv we get the following error: ERROR: could not open file ...
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Diagnosing Server 2008 and Windows 7 LAN Speed

I have a customer with Server 2008 in a VM, and maybe 15 Windows 7 clients. They are experiencing slowness when using an ERP system whose data resides on the server. The database in question is a load ...
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How can I copy a website shortcut to the windows 7 desktop of different users on my network through email [on hold]

How can I copy a website shortcut to the windows 7 desktop of different users on my network through email. I am changing the server and the IP is different in the shortcuts that exist there already.
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CheckPoint Endpoint Security VPN client co-existing with Windows VPN

Hey guys, I work as a consultant for a firm with a Checkpoint firewall. I have downloaded and installed the Checkpoint Endpoint Security VPN client. During the installation, I answered no to any ...
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Can you exclude items from certain folders from appearing in the Recent Items\Jump Lists feature of Win 7 start menu?

to be clear, I like the 'Recent Items' feature. I do not want to turn it off. We integrate all of Office with a document management system (DMS), Interwoven's FileSite, and because of this integration ...
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Gnome Boxes on CentOS 7 with Windows 7 as a guest

I just installed CentOS 7 and tried to use Gnome Boxes to create some virtual machines. As long as I stick to other Linux distributions everything is fine. But I really do have trouble installing ...
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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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Is there anyway to stop Windows 7 from executing the forced restart after an update? [on hold]

Is there anyway to stop Windows 7 from executing the forced restart after an update? This is not the restart that happens with Windows Update; this is the forced restart that displays a dialog with ...
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Users suddenly missing write permissions to the root drive c within an active directory domain

I'm managing an active directory single domain environment on some Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 machines. Since a few weeks I got a strange issue. Some users ...
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Why do my backup fail when I target a network share hosted by a Synology DS211 disk station?

My backups are failing when I try to use a network share hosted by a Synology DS211 disk station. They work fine if I target a different network share (i.e. \server1\data\larry). When I run the ...
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Windows CA Certificate Request via Commandline

I have a non-domain PC (windows 7) attempting to obtain a cert from a Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise CA. I have the root ca and crl's installed on the non-domain client. I'm working on a script that will ...
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App not working from start menu in windows 7 XP mode

We have an application developed with Oracle forms that is not compatible with Windows 7, so we are trying to make it run in XP mode. The app needs to be run from a domain account. So i have created ...
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Virtual Disk Service Error: The plex type is invalid [migrated]

I have windows 7 ultimate x86 on an older Dell Precision 530. I had 3 80gb drives laying around. So I have them in diskpart in windows 7 setup via Shift+F10 and I see 3 74gb drives. I cleaned all of ...
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Windows 7 Samba issue

We have a strange samba issue affecting only one user. Our samba setup is as follow : Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga) - Samba Server Samba version 3.0.33-3.14.el5 ...
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Using ADLDS on Windows 7 [closed]

I don't know if this should be here or in superuser as one of my other questions were; anyway an administrator will just move it :D. So, I would like to know if it's possible to install ADLDS on ...
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Windows 7 admin can't edit hosts file anymore

The question is simple. Suddenly I can't edit my hosts file on win7 anymore. I am running notepad as administrator, i get access denied saving the file. Under the security tab of the file it says ...
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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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Can Windows 7 access an RD farm that uses SHA512/4096-bit certificates?

I have a Server 2012 RD farm that works fine if configured with the self-signed certs generated by Server Manager, but not with certs from our internal CA. With the self-signed certs, our remote ...
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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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Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 running DVR system spontaneously reboots exact same time daily

I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1 machine, not domain joined (it is at a separate site). It runs a Geovision DVR / CCTV system. It reboots every day at the same time (to the minute, the seconds vary ...
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Edit local policy via powershell

i'm searching for a way to edit this policy via powershell : Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Credentials Delegation -> Allow Delegating Fresh Credentials with ...
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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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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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DNS and DHCP not agreeing on an IP address

I'm having a problem where our Windows Server 2003 domain controller assigns my Windows 7 computer one IP address (x.x.x.75) via DHCP, but reports another (x.x.x.84) via DNS. This causes some ...
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Setting up Office 365 / Exchange 365 email in Mail (32-bit) without logging in as the user?

There's been a recent change in policy at the place where I work that I cannot login to a user account without the user being virtually or physically present. In order to setup their account at ...
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Set default wallpaper for all users in Win7?

I'm looking for a way to standardize the default wallpaper on all PCs that get imaged and deployed to employees. We want to set a company wallpaper as part of the imaging process but we do not want ...
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Wireless card fails every three days

I have a user with a brand new Lenovo x240 running windows 7 pro with Eset Endpoint Antivirus and IP Vanish VPN. The user moves between three different work sites on a daily basis, each with it's own ...
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Windows Advanced Firewall - adding Authorized Computers breaks rule

How can adding a 'only allow connections to these computers' setting in an an otherwise working IPSec rule break connectivity? Background: I'm setting up a basic set of client rules that restrict ...
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How to disable 'password never expires' for Windows 7 home edition?

I'm being pestered by our lab security guy to disable 'password never expires' on my home laptop that I use to connect to work with remotely. Unfortunately he can't tell me how to do it. We found ...
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Windows 7 extremely slow with samba 4

I'm experiencing extremely slow performance when trying to copy files from and to a samba 4 share. I'm using Debian and the Samba 4 SerNet packages and everything is up to date on the client as well ...
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Windows 7 GPO Preventing admins from interactively logging in, but still allowing Run As / permission escalation

I'm implementing security restrictions for a client who would like to prevent admin accounts from logging into workstations. For example each person has a user account and an admin account and only ...
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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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Access Apache22 server installed on guestOS(FreeBSD) from Host(Win7)

(I asked this question on SuperUser 3 days ago and had no answer...) I would like to access my freshly installed apache server (via ports) on my FreeBSD guestOS from Windows 7. So I set my virtual ...
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Domain User Account Locks: Correct password used

I have a domain (DC is running Windows Server 2008 R2) and have the Account Lockout Policy enabled. When a user attempts to log into their PC (with the correct password) they receive the following ...
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DNS resolution fails in web browser but nslookup succeeds

We are a small, 300-seat organization with a mixed BYOD and Active Directory environment (Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows 7 Enterprise) and we are having a very strange problem involving very ...
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built in “Offer Remote Assistance” not working because of permissions

I'm trying to enable permissions for a user on a Windows7 machine to use the built in feature called "Offer Remote Assistance" or "Windows Remote Assistance". This feature works fine if the user is ...
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Internet Explorer not working after establishing a SSTP VPN connection

I have a problem which is constantly appearing on each Windows 7 computer I'm using, whenever I establish a SSTP VPN connection to a ForeFront TMG 2010 firewall; it only happens with SSTP connections, ...
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With no password expire notification at logon in Windows 7, how are you configuring password expire notification?

To my understanding, Windows 7 users do not receive password expiration notification during the logon process - it occurs strictly from the system tray. We currently have tray balloon notifications ...
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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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File transfering from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 7 client is tremendously slow

I have main office and one branch. We have PTP 700mbit/s connection across them, and 1gb/s LAN at each office. The file server is at main office and its run on Windows 2008R2 Enterprise. Lately one ...
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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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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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IIS 7.5 (Windows 7) - HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized

I'm trying to test my ASP.Net website on localhost and I'm getting this error: HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized You do not have permission to view this directory or page because of the access control ...
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3Ware 9500s Raid array not visible in Windows 7 x64 disk management - latest firmware and drivers

I bought a used 3Ware 9500s-4LP raid controller from Ebay (the old 3ware 8506-4lp didn't support RAID arrays over 2TB, but it was working), installed it in my server and attached it to the SATA ...
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Bitlocker doesn't store the recovery key in AD

On Windows 2008R2 and Windows 7 Enterprise N 64Bit, when i execute the command: manage-bde -protectors -adbackup C: -id { recoveryGUID } it says the key is backuped in the AD. But when i'm going to ...