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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Domain computer cannot resolve internal hostnames, but nslookup can

I have a Windows 7 computer on my domain that is behaving oddly. It is possible to ping www.google.com It can ping internal hosts using their IP address It can ping the local Domain Controller/DNS ...
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Windows7 - “The specified network password is not correct.” when the password is in fact correct

I have a samba server setup for some time now. It is a Hardware NAS - which unfortunately does not provide access to the Samba logs. (the exact model of the NAS is called Addonics NAS Adapter ) I ...
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Why windows 7, “wrong password ” takes long time?

Out of curiosity, why it takes way much time for windows 7 to show the failed login message for the wrong password instead it almost instantaneously lets you to login if the password is correct ? Is ...
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How to clear Windows disk read cache?

For performance testing I need to clear Windows' disk read cache. I tried googling but I couldn't find anything other than rebooting or other manual stuff. Before I give in and do that, I'd like to ...
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How to change default application in a website in IIS 7.5 on Windows 7

When I pull up http://localhost in a web browser on my computer (Windows 7, IIS 7.5) I get the IIS 7 welcome image. I have a different website that is set up in IIS that I'd prefer to be the default ...
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Which media was used to install Windows 7

I need to find out if a deployment of Windows 7 to a network was done with OEM, Retail, Volume or VL (VLK) media. I need to know which product was used in case it is what is causing some licensing ...
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What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?

Note: the base problem for me is to be able to access a network share that I (Win 7 admin user) have set up when I run an elevated program. Normally the elevated program will not have access to my ...
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Where can I (safely) get libintl3.dll?

I am having problems running the Windows version of wget on a Windows 7 machine. When I run the command I get this error: The program can't start because libintl3.dll is missing from your ...
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Machine always responds to 192.168.1.2 IP address, which is not set on the machine

UPDATE BELOW: UPDATE 2 BELOW: FINAL Solution I have a brand new HP EliteBook notebook 8560p running Windows 7 64bit. I plug it into a small Dlink di-604 router, it is currently configured with DHCP ...
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Is it recommended to log off from Windows when finished working on a server with RDP?

Is there any impact on the server performance in case I don't log off after having used Remote Desktop Connection?
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Problem adding Windows 7 64-bit print drivers to a 32-bit Windows 2003 print server

I have installed the final RTM version of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on a test system before we begin the rollout in our company. I'm having problems connecting to several HP printers that we have ...
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Windows 7 compact dynamic VHD

In windows 7 we now have the ability to create and attach VHD files as drives. Does anyone know how we can compact the dynamic disks from within windows 7?
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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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If I install Windows7 RC, will I need to repave later?

I'm thinking of installing Windows7 RC. I'm wondering if the auto-updates along with a production licencense will be sufficient to convert the RC to the RTM. Or will I have to reinstall?
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Is ServerManager module available on Windows 7?

Is ServerManager module available on Windows 7 Ultimate ? I think (but I'm not sure because I never looked at output before) the PS script that I have worked before but after some problems with IIS7 ...
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How can I clear cached domain credentials?

Related: How can I enable domain authentication over wireless in Windows 7/2k8? To test the domain login over wireless connection feature I'm trying to set up in the above question, I need an ...
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What's the process name for IIS in Windows 7?

In Windows XP the process name for IIS was inetinfo.exe. I don't see it in Windows 7 in the task manager? It seems things have changed. Is it still a separate process?
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What does Windows 7 local group Power Users actually do

A client wants a new bit of software. Typically they are on the cusp of signing a contract before they happen to mention it to IT in passing. A skim through the technical requirements show nothing ...
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IIS 7.5 on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate is missing the Management Service icon

IIS 7.5 on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate is missing the Management Service icon which is present in IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2. Is it possible to enable it, or is it possible to access the Management ...
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Remote Administration Console for Windows Deployment Services

Whenever we deploy a new machine via PXE and WDS, I have to log on to our Sever 2008 R2 WDS server via Remote Desktop to approve the machine. This is annoying, and as we should all know, logging on ...
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How to disable “safely remove hardware”

I have some windows 7 virtual machines in xen that have devices showing up in "safely remove hardware". I don't want users to ever be able to remove/eject any hardware at all. I'm told vmware has a ...
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How is Windows Server optimized differently than Windows desktop? [closed]

All the answers I see mostly just say "server is optimized to be a server and desktop is optimized to be a desktop" with no technical details explaining how and where these optimizations are applied. ...
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“Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly” when trying to install MySQL on Win7 x64 [closed]

I've run into a brick wall trying to install MySQL v5.5 on my machine. My PC is Windows 7 x64, Enterprise edition. MySQL installs fine, but when I run the "MySQL Instance Configuration Wizard", it ...
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How do I turn windows features on or off using powershell or commandline in windows 7?

I have scripted against sysocmgr in Windows XP, servermanagercmd in server 2008, and now I find that I have to use a new PowerShell module servermanager to install features on Server 2008 R2 and so I ...
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How to perform remotely a kill-switch on Windows 7?

I need to remotely perform a kill-switch on a Windows 7 Enterprise computer connected to an AD. Specifically, I need to remotely access the machine without visible user interaction (I have a domain ...
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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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Remote Desktop - remote computer that was reached is not the one you specified

We just setup some new Windows 2008 R2 servers and we are unable to Remote Desktop into them from our Windows 7 desktops. Remote desktop connects, but after we provide credentials we get: The ...
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How to use tscon on Windows7?

I need to run overnight automation testing using RFT and IE on Windows7 virtual machine. I found that restarting the Windows box before the testing starts helps. I am moving the production ...
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Are there any connection limits on Windows 7 IIS v7.5?

My current development machine is Windows XP, and I use a modified tcpip.sys to allow me to exceed the 10 connection limit built in to IIS. I know that Vista's IIS has the same limit. Can anyone ...
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Environment Variables in PATH Not Expanded for non-Admin Command Prompt?

I have a Windows 7 machine which, when Command Prompt is run by a normal user, fails to expand environment variables in the %PATH%. If command prompt is instead run as administrator (right click, Run ...
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Windows 7 UAC requests escalated to sysadmins?

Is there any way to have users UAC requests listed for admins (or a list of selected users)? One alternative would be popups on the screen of logged on admins. Another would be listing requests on an ...
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Disable Screen Saver for Remote Sessions Only

I work from home, but I'm also in the office quite often. My work and home machines are both Windows 7 Ultimate. When I'm in the office I like my computer to go to screen saver fairly quickly and ...
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How to remotely see what users are logged into Windows 7 or Vista

I need to login to a remote into either a Win7 or Vista computer but when I connect I get a Logon Message "Another user is currently logged on..." but it does not specify who. I have a domain ...
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Why does my Windows 7 VM running under Linux' KVM not use all the virtual processors?

All I've had a problem on my server since I migrated one of my VM's from Windows 2008 Server to Windows 7 (ultimate): though I've assigned four cores to the VM and it even seems to see them, it seems ...
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How can I map a SFTP to a Drive, natively in Windows [closed]

Today I saw that Vista and Win7 (which I am using) have the option to map ftp natively, according to this article: http://cybernetnews.com/cybernotes-map-a-ftp-to-a-drive-in-windows/ But I need to ...
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synergy2 replacement

Anyone know of a good replacement for Synergy2 that is cross platform and open source? I've been looking around since I upgraded to Win7 which Synergy2 doesn't play well with - which doesn't surprise ...
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Connect via Webdav from Windows 7?

I'm trying to connect to an Alfresco server, via Webdav, from a Windows 7 client. I can create a web folder connection with the wizard, but there are three or more folder links created and none of ...
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Avoiding SPOFS with GlusterFS and Windows

We have a GlusterFS cluster we use for our processing function. We want to get Windows integrated into it, but are having some trouble figuring out how to avoid the single-point-of-failure that is a ...
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Everything says Applocker is supposed to work: Why doesn't it?

I've setup a basic group policy consisting of the default Applocker rules. Per Microsoft's technet article on the subject, any files not explicitly allowed to run by the policy are supposed to be ...
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Is Branch Cache worth considering as a replacement for DFS-R

We have a small stub office that currently has a single server 2003 domain controller, and a DFS-R copy of the file store held at our main office. We probably replicate about 100Gb of data, I would ...
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Win7 clients failing with cached credentials on samba4 RODC

I'm setting up a test environment for a customer about to deploy samba4 into 1400 remote sites and I'm running into a problem. It's my job, after all, to run into problems and then solve them. Active ...
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Remotely renaming a domained Win 7 computer

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to rename a Windows 7 computer remotely. This is for automating Win 7 builds in a vSphere 5 environment, and I'm trying to get it as hands-off as I can. So far ...
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How to disable Tcp/Ip settings in windows 7 via GPO?

I have enabled following policies, "Prohibit TCP/IP advanced connection" "Prohibit access to properties of components of a LAN connection" "Enable Windows 2000 Network Connections setings for ...
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UPS - Two computers - How to get them to both shutdown when battery is low?

Short Version: How do I get 2 computers to shutdown when a UPS battery gets low? Long Version: I have an APC UPS, the RS 1500. It has a USB cord that goes into my main dev computer. My dev computer ...
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How to save settings when reinstalling Ubuntu 9.04?

I'm going to install Windows 7 RC soon and want to save all (or at least almost all) of my settings that I have in Ubuntu 9.04. How can I do this?
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Windows 7 always attach VHD

In Win7 you can attach a VHD as a drive, however after a reboot the VHD is no longer attached. Is there anyway to make it permanent?
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Failed to generate a user instance of SQL Server

I'm using Windows 7 Beta and trying to install a web application locally. This web site uses Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express (SQLEXPRESS) and a MDB file in the web site's ~/App_Data folder. I was ...
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How to connect multiple VPNs using OpenVPN on Windows 7 on the same time?

I work most of the time remotly from home. To gain access to the different servers (via SSH) I have to use OpenVPN. I would like to connect to all of them (three, sometimes four) at once, so I dont ...
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Locked myself out of Group Policy Editor

I set 'only allow certain applications' restrictions and accidentally applied them across the board to all accounts. Now I'm restricted to only running a browser and can't run the group policy editor! ...
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Can a Windows 7 Ultimate product key be used for virtual machines as well? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I have Windows 7 Ultimate running on my computer, and I thought I would set up a few virtual machines to help me ...