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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Registry key / GPO to disable and block Windows 10 upgrade?

One of our remote Windows 7 Professional users just reported that he received an Upgrade Reservation Offer for Windows 10. It appears the Get Windows 10 "App" running in his system tray is legit. So ...
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group policy preferences missing in windows 7 [closed]

I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit which is part of a workgroup network (no Windows server or Active Directory). I have an MMC console containing local group policies for Administrative and ...
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Print text file with folder file names [closed]

So i have been tasked with getting folder and file names for a portable hard drive. Currently I'm not sure how to go about doing this I know the standard command prompt way to go about it, but let's ...
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Scheduled Task is not able to write to file on server

We recently moved from an SBS2003 domain to one with Windows Server 2012R2. This machine is our DC and acts as a fileserver as well. Our client machines are all running Windows 7. I have had a ...
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IPSec VPN set up (Windows)

I am working on a project which needs to call a web service that can only be accessed whilst being connected via a VPN. The legacy platform that we're migrating from ran on OpenBSD and used the ...
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User loads temp profile every login

I have a pc where only 1 domain user keeps getting a temp profile each time that user logs in. I tried logging with a different user on the same pc and the profile loaded just fine. It is a Server ...
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Is this a Windows 7 Bug Caused by the Computer's IP in the Hosts File?

Our lab uses several ruggedized military laptops in a closed-network business environment. These computers are running identical Windows 7 versions, networked with static IP's, running Apache Tomcat ...
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Microsoft RDP mixed mode

Ill currently have a win 2008 server and several Windows 7 desktop pc's with their own HDD connecting to the server. I want to add some thin clients (no local HDD) to my existing environment ...
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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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Change the default location for “Have Disk” when installing drivers

When you install a driver for a device and try to install drivers manually from an *.inf file by clicking "Have Disk" - Windows automatically searches A:. Which I'm not sure why but takes about 5 ...
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Can't change Win7 libraries location from Windows Server 2003 server

I'm having trouble understanding why I can't change the location of my Windows 7 Pro user libraries. All of my libraries that matter (My Documents, Downloads, Desktop) are located @ ...
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My Remote computer is turned off [closed]

Remote pc is turned off after i stop its windows firewall from service.msc I am trying to make remote desktop connection,but cannot. Getting below message 1) Remote access to the server is not ...
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Windows 7 contains duplicate, identical builtin print forms (Letter, Legal) but only one of the 2 successfully prints

I have a Windows 7 64-bit machine with a Lexmark E360dn printer. Whenever the user attempts to print anything, the printer defaults to "Letter" size, as expected. When the user clicks PRINT, the ...
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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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Windows 7: the product key you entered does not appear to be a valid windows 7 product key

While bulk activating OEM Windows 7 PRO x64 products (we re-image the PCs every three months or so), I always have issues with a couple of machines. The issue I'm facing now is that it reports "the ...
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Windows Advanced Security Settings with absent users

When trying to set permissions on files or folders, the "Select Users or Groups" window opened any security window (eg: "Advanced Security Settings") always fails to find, and let me add, a known ...
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How to query the task manager

I know the tasklist command in Windows will give a list of task names and their PID. There is another command WMIC path win32_process get Commandline which does give more detailed information, but its ...
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How to create a bootable HDD DOS partition [closed]

There is a desktop with Windows7 that has no CD-ROM. The FAT32 partition was created with 100Mb (Megabytes) of space. When computer starts, I would like to be able to boot in MS-DOS or so (no Windows, ...
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Is it possible to configure windows 7 x64 machine as a NFS server? [closed]

Aim: I want to mount a windows directory with read only permissions on linux machine without typing in windows credentials. I know it's risky but I am not concerned about the security here since both ...
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Best approach to deploy DLL file updates to Win7 clients

We are in a Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 domain environment. We have a .NET application with lots of internal libraries for different UI and other features. We deploy it from a share where a directory ...
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Windows 7 unattended deployment - prompt for password, and use it to autologin

I have used System Image Manager to create an unattended XML answer file, which I have written to a Windows 7 DVD. This contains almost all system configuration, but deliberately does not include ...
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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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RDP Sessions disconnect only on a few machines

I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light, I have a server 2012 terminal server and 10 windows 7 clients. All work fine apart from 2. When in the session they will disconnect and then ...
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Work around windows automatically appending DNS suffix

At my workplace, our IT department manages a DNS server. My department works a lot with websites and to access staging servers we need to have certain domains map to those servers. Personally I just ...
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How do I redirect all key strokes to remote desktop

I want to work via a remote desktop connection like with a native installed OS. Hence I set the taskbar on the local OS to "auto hide" so that it doesn't cover the one of the remote desktop. This ...
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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Standard User Default Profile: Local Group Policy or Sysprep?

I have a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit machine that will be hosting three Windows 7 Pro 64-bit VMware Player 7 virtual machines. I have the first VM completed and am about to create the first standard user on ...
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Use Powershell to start a GUI program on a remote machine

There are two Windows 7 machines setup on the same network. I enabled everything needed so that they could communicate with winrm. When I run the following command: Invoke-Command -ComputerName ...
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Trying to deploy Adobe Reader XI via GPO on Server 2012 R2 and Windows 7

this is what I did: Downloaded .exe from Adobe-ftp successfully extracted with "AdbeRdr11010_de_DE.exe" -nos_ne 'slipstreamed' the .msp into the .msi with klaus-hartnegg's tool made a .mst with ...
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Bitlocker device name change

When imaging our PCs we generally create a temp name for our facilities to change the device name to whatever particular department fits their needs. The issue is we can't send out any devices without ...
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Windows explorer showing X on mapped drives but only when

Hey guys here with another issue. Its a weird one. Ok so I have a user who runs a program called Focal Point which send data to our CNC Machines. I am the IT guy so I have no clue what the machines ...
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Dllregisterserver not found error

I want to install a .dll using regsvr32. When I run the command: regsvr32 "D:\Vehicle Recognition system\SDK And images (Dropbox Download)\cmanpr-8.31-x64-latin\w64\cmanpr-7.2.8.31.dll" The ...
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Configure startup programs for a user AD-wide

Sorry if this has been asked before, neither the search feature here, or Google was of any help. I'd like to configure startup programs for my own AD user that run whenever I login on any computer in ...
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Having issues with inconsistent application of mod_rewrite rules

So I've been asked to clean up the URL's for the web app that we're currently running on apache (version 2.4.9 if so interested), but after messing around with mod re_write commands for a few hours, I ...
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Autostart neo4j community on windows 7 boot

Is there a way to start neo4j (community) on windows 7 boot? Currently I have to run the exe, select the db from file system and click on start. I don't like it. :S
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Does Windows support IPComp?

The title says it all. I've configured an IPSec IKEv2 connection between a Strongswan server and a Windows 7 workstation and I'd like to use compression if possible. The config on both sides is dead ...
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iScsiPrt errors preventing system from returning from display rest

I am encountering a weird error in Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1. At random intervals, when coming back to the computer after being away long enough for the screen to rest, it will instead come back to a ...
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TS Easy Print on specific driver

Hey guys I have a weird one for you... I have a user that has a Brother HL-5370 hooked up to her PC with USB and a few more that are on the network. We have an ERP system where if any report is ...
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Is running a HTTP server elevated a security risk? [closed]

I have written my own web server in c++, and now I want it to run with real time priority, but for changing the priority to real time one needs the application to be running in elevated mode. Hence my ...
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How do I (or is it possible) set the DNS domain and a separate Windows domain?

I setup a small network @ home as a small business to provide a testbed for learning and keeping my computer skills reasonable current. The main pieces of the network are a smallish linux server w/a ...
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Can't activate volume license Office 2013 installed on retail Windows 7 via KMS

I have a KMS host in my environment running on Windows 7 Enterprise. It is configured to activate all volume licensed editions of Windows and below and Office 2013 and below. It has received the ...
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Use 1 executable file to be distributed accross 100 client PROS and CONS guys? [closed]

for easy updates of our internal system I'm planning to use just 1 exe located at the server and just put a shortcut in my clients pointed at the exe in the server. PROS and CONS guys? Server 2008 R2 ...
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How can the Windows 7 sees the Windows 2012? [closed]

I have installed a Windows 2012 Standard Server with Active Directory, DHCP and DNS server in Oracle Virtual Box. It has two Network Adapters (Ethernet and Ethernet 2). These Adapters are in same ...
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SID not being set on

I copied two trees with robocopy, a source and a destination, with the intent of making their permissions exactly the same, I ran the following commands: robocopy /MIR C:\Windows\System32\tasks\ ...
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What is a S-X-X-XX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXX-XXXX called in Windows security?

I copied two trees, a source and a destination, that I copied with robocopy like this: robocopy /MIR C:\Windows\System32\tasks\ C:\temp\robocopyTasks\out\ robocopy /E /Copy:S /IS /IT ...
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Can see files on server but cannot open them- intermittent [closed]

I am not an IT guy but have a question as the IT department at my company cannot seem to find a solution to my problem. I hope you guys can help. We have a dedicated server used to store working ...
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System error 1314 : Samba and WIndows 7 client

I'm getting the following error when trying to log in a domain PC System error 1314 has occurred. A required privilege is not held by the client. This only occurs on this PC and it happens for all ...
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How to copy a directory of files before a particular service starts up on Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 desktop and a Linux server running SSH and Samba services. The Windows machine has a directory of files that need to be synced with a copy on the Linux server. The Windows machine ...
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OpenVPN client on a windows 7, packets not routed

I have an OpenVPN client on a Windows 7, that connects to an OpenVPN server with tap. The tunnel establishes correctly. AFAIK, tap means that my virtual adapter is 'virtually' connected to the remote ...
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Freeradius TLS cetificate(win 7 and previous)

I'm configuring FreeRADIUS 2.2.6. I use TLS because TTLS is not supported by windows 7. With Windows 8.1 the WiFi connection works very well without installing certificate With Windows 7 and ...
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Shutdown Remote Computer Error

I am trying to restart a remote computer with shutdown /m \\xx.xx.xx.xx /r /t 0 and keep getting the error The entered computer name is not valid or remote shutdown is not supported on the ...