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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How to add a serial port to a Windows 7 guest VM using Xen server 6.5?

We wonder how to add a SERIAL PORT (COM2) into a guest HPVM Windows 7 64 bits in a xen server 6.5 bare metal hypervisor. We have some clients connecting through RDP v8.1 (from Win7-64 to Win7-64) ...
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UAC never asks for admin password, denies access on admin-related tasks, on client computer. How to fix UAC?

I have a client computer, Windows 7 64 bit, connected to our network. The user who signs on is not an admin (according to our active directory). It's having credential issues which I'm trying to fix ...
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How to reboot Windows 7 safely in an automated way

I have some Windows 7 PC's mainly doing the SW build I am rebooting the PC every Sunday automatically (via Scheduler) using the following command shutdown /r /f This works mostly but in some case ...
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ProcessMonitor boot logging claims disk is full

I'm trying to debug an issue where Windows 7 logoff will hang about once in every 5-10 logoffs forcing a hard reboot. I've installed Process Monitor (v3.2) and am running boot logging to try and find ...
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How can I wait to the close of the uninstall panel in windows 7 from batch file?

I have simple batch file : @echo off call "c:\windows\system32\appwiz.cpl" echo "Done" On Windows XP, this batch launche the uninstall panel of windows, and block the execution until the use close ...
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Allow log on locally custom message

I recently moved into a new position and we have a few computer labs that are currently restricting access by running a script on logon that checks the user's group membership and if not in the ...
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Windows 7 Uninstalling Software Fails on Several Computers Consistently

I have several computers that seem to have trouble uninstalling software consistently. They are Windows 7 machines in an Active Directory domain. Basically I have been trying to push software ...
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Allow clients to run a server-installed program without being prompted by UAC

I'm trying to allow clients to run a program that's installed on our server. I've made a share of the complete installation folder and shared this with all users in our domain. However, when a user ...
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Samba: Windows' user missing home directory

I'm having issues with the home directory not showing up after logging in. I can add the home directory manually. The letter H: is missing when I try to map it manually though. It seems it's already ...
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Migrating web site from local PC to Windows 2008 R2 (IIS 7.5)

The company I work for is interested in moving a local Intranet web site I made for them from my test box to one of their servers. My testbox is running Windows 7 64x, and the server is running ...
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Run program at Windows 7 boot without user logging in

It's very unclear from the documentation I've found - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa376977(v=vs.85).aspx for instance whether ...
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How to troubleshoot an internal website intermittently not displaying?

I recently migrated my company's intranet site from IIS on Windows 2003 to Apache on Ubuntu 14.04 and having been having a strange issue: once in a while, users get "This page can't be displayed" in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why would command line parameters not be recognized?

I have a small console application written in C# for .NET 4.0. The application takes 2 parameters, either "-run" or "-clr". So it would be called via command line like this MyConsoleApp.exe -run ...
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connections blocked to remote computer while no user logged on windows 7

A have a bunch of computers, all in the same OU, that are not contactable over the LAN (no pinging, no c$, no computer management, no SCCM connection) while the computer is not being used. The ...
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Windows 7: Different window styles for applications launched as different users

Every user has a domain account without administrative privileges as well as a local account with local administrator privileges. Some users also have access to additional accounts (e.g. a version ...
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Windows 7 not saving settings

I am using Windows Server 2008 and I created a Windows 7 user. I have installed all software on my Windows 7 computer, but when I restart Windows 7 it reverts to its previous state without saving my ...
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Why would simply opening a folder from a Mac cause Windows to refresh?

Here's a weird one. We have a printing company with a file server running Windows 2012. (Local user accounts; pretty much a plain vanilla setup.) The folks on the prepress team are using Macs to place ...
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How to allow permission via GPO to remove bluetooth devices in Windows 7

We have 'Standard' users who test Bluetooth devices. This involves pairing them to a Windows 7 machine. Unfortunately, each device adds a unique entry to the "Devices and Printers" which 'Standard' ...
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Scheduled RasMan connection to SSTP VPN fails only at night

Background I have an SSTP VPN with a self-signed certificate. It's running on a physical instance of Server 2008 R2 on our LAN. Three off-network workstations are scheduled to connect to the VPN "at ...
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Sharing files over network - accessing files on a Mac from a Win7 machine

This is one of those questions that has a million web sites explaining how simple it is, but for some reason I'm living in some edge case that is being difficult. First the details: Mac is running ...
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Clients slow to login with cached credentials off-network

Frustratingly enough, I can't remember what to search for online to fix this issue. So I humbly ask ServerFault to help slap the knowledge back into me. I have a few users (not all) that tend to ...
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Puppet Apply on Windows more than 28 times slower since version 3.3

Problem Puppet on Windows has been upgraded from 2.7.22 to 3.5.1 on Windows7. When puppet apply was executed it looked like puppet was stuck. A retry demonstrated the same behavior and the run ...
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Windows 7 + Dialup Network Connection (“Wizard cannot create the connection”)

We have a banking application[1] that requires a Dialup Connection object to establish it's connection. We've recently upgraded to Windows 7 and are unable to create the connection; the error message ...
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Remote user cannot login to computer - There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request

So i am having an issue very similar to the issue described On this post A laptop user in the company was joined into the domain and was able to work both locally (with the network cable plugged in) ...
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Ping doesnt work as limited user

This is the issue: All programs works fine in the network. A Command line console, elevated with UAC, can make a ping and everything works fine. A command line, runnning as standar user, says ...
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Server 2003R2 DC Windows 7 and disable auto updates

I run an environment with Server 2003 R2 DC's and mostly WIndows 7 clients with just a few XP clients. The problem I am having is that the Windows 7 PC's are installing updates on their own. We have ...
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Always 404 error for dynamic content in IIS on localhost

I am trying to host a website on local IIS in Windows 7. The version of IIS is 7.5. I have enabled every feature under IIS from Windows Feature. My Web application is a ASP.NET MVC 5 application ...
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One AD policy applied to some pc but not to others

I have the wsus server policy on all my lan's pc. But now I changed wsus's policy from srv-vsus to srv-wsus. Ofter 10 days some client have applied the new policy then they correctly connect to the ...
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Windows - user must change password on next logon: “current password” and “new password” boxes do not appear

I have a SBS2011 domain and Windows 7 laptops. I created a user on the domain, set a temporary password and ticked the box to force the user to change password at next logon. Sit at the user's desk ...
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Folder Redirection Creates New, Local Folder

We have folder redirection setup for an already existing infrastructure. When we turn on the redirection for clients that already have data they get redirected to the server but also get copied to a ...
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Network File Transfer Failures using Windows 7 Client and Windows CE “server”

Our company has 3 printers from Solidscape, each of which are controlled by a directly attached Windows CE device. This device exposes a file share via SMB which can be used to drop print jobs to be ...
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Computer Trying to Load Roaming Profile from Wrong Location

I'm working with a Windows Server 2008 R2 AD DC ("SERVER1") and a Windows 7 Professional desktop ("DESKTOPELIA") that has been added to my domain. I've set the profile path for my test account to ...
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Connecting Windows 7 client to NT4 server share in AD domain

I'm attempting to get Windows (XP+) clients to talk to an NT4 server. All machines are joined to an active directory domain. Domain logins work everywhere and authentication works between all machines ...
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ColdFusion HTTP Error 404.17 - Not Found

After installing ColdFusion I got "HTTP Error 404.17 - Not Found" with error code:0x80070032, when I open my admin url i.e. http://127.0.0.1/CFIDE/administrator/index.cfm. My IIS version is 7, ...
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Avahi persistance across direct connects / disconnects

I have a unique implementation of Avahi. My company makes a device that ships with a motherboard with dual on-board nics. One of those nics will be plugged into a customer network with either a ...
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Can I make Windows 7 process the IPsec INITIAL-CONTACT message?

Windows 7 seems to ignore the IPsec INITIAL-CONTACT notification described in RFC 2407. Is there a setting to make it process the message? When Windows receives the notification, it should delete its ...
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LocalSystem account not recongizing FQDN as intranet, causing open file security warning when deploying from SCCM 2007

I have spent the last two days reading and trying every solution online, but I cannot figure out the best way to approach this. We use SCCM to deploy packages and it uses the localsystem account to ...
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How can I speed up my login on a Windows 7 machine to a Samba domain?

This is a problem related to Windows 7 machines using a Samba 3.5 domain. I have searched feverishly and found many solutions but none have worked. I recently re-imaged a computer lab I'm in charge ...
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Transparent Proxy For Individual Web Apps?

At work, I perform automated testing of our front-end web apps that use Active Directory for authentication. One tool (Sahi) uses a local proxy to go between the web app and the user's browser, to ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SMB share, deleted files and folders lock up

We work in a mixed Mac / PC environment. Desktop operators work on Mac only, whereas our backend services are Windows based. Also some manual operations are done on Windows 7. We call our problem ...
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Any way from a command line to change the DNS suffix of a Win7 PC?

I need to change the DNS suffix on Win7 PC's. Netsh does lots, but I can't find this in there. Any way to change it in a batch file (such as a logon script)?
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Localhost stop resolving/serving local site after a few clicks IIS 7.5

previously I have searched tried to find the answer from a previous question, however Im not sure it was resolved. I could comment on the question to find more, so decided to post a new question. ...
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Custom incremental update in Windows

Our client has 100+ computer in the network and they are switching to Windows 7 next month. Our software is based on SQL 2008 and .NET 1.1 binaries. They requirement is to create an incremental ...
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Unable to log into samba server

I am unable to log into a samba server (running on fedora core 6) as it prompts for a username and password when I try to connect to the mapped drives from my windows 7 machine. I decided to reset ...
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VPN worked with Vista client, but breaks with Win7 client

I have a VPN with WinServer2003 on the host side and Vista (x64) as the client. The Vista client (192.168.0.nnn) connects daily to the VPN to backup all the machines on the host side (10.1.nnn.nnn). ...