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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SCCM 2012 Client Auto-remediation breaks client

Our environment is running SCCM 2012 SP1 CU2. Our workstation base is 99% Windows 7, most of which are 64 bit. This post (link) shows details similar to what is going on. Basically, something goes ...
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block all packets in windows 7 (so nothing appears in wireshark)? Can anything locally installed do it?

is it possible to block all packets in windows 7, so that nothing appears in wireshark? I have tried choosing Block all for incoming. for outgoing, I see it has no block all option, just a block ...
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can I reset the windows 7 public firewall profile defaults?

suppose I change something in the public firewall profile. (whether in the "windows firewall with advanced security screen" or in the "allow programs to communicate through windows firewall" screen ...
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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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sysprep: fix “no system BCD store to be generalized”

Now that I've identified why my sysprep is failing, what do I do to fix this error? There is no system BCD store to be generalized. This image will not be bootable unless a system store is later ...
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Sysprep Windows 7 laptop with the display ON

I have a Windows 7 image on a Lenovo laptop that I've prepped for imaging from Audit mode. On running the actual sysprep the display turns off so I can't see what's going on. I can hear the ...
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Extend partition to fill empty space after imaging

We are using Clonezilla to make our computer images. Since we are deploying this image on many different hard drive sizes, we shrink the main partition to be lower than 80GB before we make the golden ...
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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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checking for missing values in WQL or (WQL/WMI filter to return `true` for desktops/servers, but `false` on laptops)

I have a challenge where I want to use a GPO to set a Power Plan. Working on constructing a WMI Filter (using WQL), I ran into a problem of determining a set of WQL statements that would always ...
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Window 7 source-specific multicast (SSM)

We are planning to stream video feeds over multicast to managed Windows 7 devices. Does Window 7 support source-specific multicast at the OS layer (as the receiver)? It appears that XP and Vista both ...
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Run active directory logon script as an admin user [duplicate]

I have a logon (powershell)script for a certain non-admin user. The script retrieves some files from a server and places them in certain folders on the machine (and some other stuff as well). I don't ...
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Unable to install Powershell 4

I am trying to install Windows Powershell 4.0. I use Windows 7 SP1 OS (x64 Bit). I have downloaded & installed below packages already. 1. .NET Framework 4.5. ...
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Changing net use timeout

I have a script that runs against remote sites to map a drive and work with a file. I use Test-Connection to make sure the remote server is alive, then attempt to map the location needed with net use. ...
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Shutdown clients when no one is logged in at a specified time

At our company, the people stop working at 7PM. At 8PM we run a scheduled task with GPO to warn the logged-in user that the computer is going to shutdown. This works fine. When no one is logged-in ...
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What system-wide changes can a user make? [closed]

I work in an organization that uses Faronics Deep Freeze to prevent users from making changes to the computer. I had always been under the impression that a standard user (a user who is only a member ...
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usb / card swipe over RDP [closed]

Can a magtek Swipe Card machine (USB connection) be used in a RDP session? i.e. the swipe card machine is plugged into a laptop...the laptop connects remotely via vpn and then RDP to a ...
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IIS FTP powershell site creation fails with pipeline error

When I run the following line Power shell throws a Pipeline has been stopped exception on the New-WebFtpSite command. dism /online /enable-feature /featurename:IIS-WebServerRole ...
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How do I lock a file for editing that's stored on a shared folder?

I have installed a windows server 2008 r2 with file service enabled. I have a network with 5 computers with windows 7 and all are on the same workgroup (I do not have domain controller and active ...
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Unsolicited remote assistance

I am trying to figure out how to allow a group of users to offer unsolicited remote assistance using msra /offerra to their fellow domain members. I have created a policy enabling "Offer Remote ...
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Samba Authentication

I know it's going to seem like I haven't done the research here, because I have done it, and I know how many related questions and tutorials there are. I have read every tutorial I can find online for ...
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Configure Active Directory on Windows 7 [closed]

I am to configuring Active Directory on Windows 7. I have followed this link and installed AD LDS. But i am unable to create a new user in the active directory. Also, I am able to browse the ...
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Deploying software through group policy

I'm trying to deploy an MSI to a specific security group that has all computer members. I've set the GPO to install via the UNC path, and it's a computer configuration. I've also made sure that ...
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In standalone Windows, safely force all apps to use AppData\Local\ instead of AppData\Roaming\ and Hardening security [closed]

In "standalone" or individual windows (vista & above: Vista, Win7, Win8, Win8.1, etc OS based) computers & tablets, which are configured to use only "TCP/IP" network component, each has ...
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Wrong default gateway assigned [closed]

I am using Windows 7. Here is a correct ipconfig which helps me connect to Internet: IPv4 Address 192.168.1.100 Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 Default Gateway 192.168.1.254 It happens so often that in ...
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Tell Wbadmin to never delete backups?

Quote from the article "Backup Version and Space Management in Windows Server Backup" on Microsoft TechNet: If the backup storage location is full, Windows Server Backup automatically deletes the ...
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Windows 7 hangs on bootup - Culprit appears to be Network Location Awareness

We just finished our deployment of Windows 7 a few weeks ago. Everything ran great for a while. This week an issue started popping up. Random computers will hang on "Please Wait" during bootup. We can ...
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User access to shared folder created on their own pc using destributed file system

I've got a domain model network. I set up DFS (Distributed file system) on a server running Windows Server 2008 R2. Every thing is OK. The problem is here that users using Windows 7 can't access to ...
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Windows 7 there are no logon servers available to service the logon request subdomain

I've read other solutions, but my problem is slighlty different. Problem occurs in domain environment. We work in a subdomain, but we also have some employees coming with notebooks registered in top ...
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Customer Experience Improvement sent to Microsoft failure Error 90080108

A problem prevented Customer Experience Improvement Program data from being sent to Microsoft, (Error 90080108). I'm seeing this error event on a lot of Windows 7 PCs. Once it appears it seems to ...
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OSX Mavericks and Windows 7 missing files [closed]

I have in a local Mac mini server running Mavericks which is acting as a file server for two windows 7 clients The files on the server are mainly images and are shared via SMB. Whenever I try to view ...
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What is causing the Collateral damage when deleting old profiles?

#Get user names that have logged onto workstation $Users = gwmi win32_networkloginprofile | where {$_.name -match "EXP\\"} | where {$_.name -notmatch "srvtasksched"} $Users | foreach{ $Name = ...
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Deploy Windows 7 to OpenStack - Windows Setup Error when instance boots

I created Windows 7 Pro 64 images and all are getting this error. I configured them to use virtio disk and network adapter using the 1-74 drivers. They work fine locally (kvm on ubuntu 13, qcow2 ...
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Periodic SQL Server connection drop due to domain configuration? [closed]

An application of ours, running on a customers computer, reported an SQL Server connection error sporadically (4 times in a week). This connection error freezes our application for a few seconds and ...
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Show Protected OS files using cmd.exe [closed]

I'm trying to deploy shortcuts from xcopy using a batch script to c:\users\all users\desktop But this is a hidden folder with Hide Protected operating System files tick box under Folder options. I ...
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xen server edition - need more cores for win7 VMs

I setup a win7 VM in my Xen 6.2 system with 8 cores. When the VM boots it only shows 2 cores (and the performance seems to go along with this). Looking at the docs for Xen it seems that this ...
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Date/time format not preserved during Windows 7 sysprep

I've been following the instructions from Mark Minasi's newsletter article to sysprep a Windows 7 image. However, during a test deployment I discovered that my time and date format changes were not ...
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Will Windows 7 sysprep keep group policy settings?

As part of my organisation's Windows 7 rollout process, we would deploy a Windows 7 image onto a target machine, then manually install LocalGPO on it followed by applying a set of group policies via ...
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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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Console application is shown as “Running” when it has actually completed

I created a task in Task Scheduler to run the following C# Hello World program. When I trigger it wait for it to complete, I can confirm under in its history that the console application have ...
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Best Practice/Workflow for bulk renaming domain PC's

So I've had to deal with renaming whole rooms of PC's before due to them being swapped out and incorrectly named or generally being moved around but I've never settled on a decent workflow. I'll give ...
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Windows 8 inbound IPsec authentication failing?

I am getting some very strange behavior out of the Windows 8 Advanced Firewall / IPsec implementation. It appears now that all inbound traffic that isn't return traffic from a previously contacted ...
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Authenticate user in WinForms (Nothing to do with ASP.Net)

Originally-posted on StackOverflow, cross-posted here as suggested in SO comments. Intro I need to password protect some actions in my application, such as loading/saving files, clicking ...
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Is it possible to run pptpd with certificates and is it recommend?

To secure my internet experience, I want to set up a vpn on a on-demand way using amazon AWS EC2. My primary client is running with windows 7 professional. (Maybe further clients will be my android ...
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Can't Reinstall Solarwinds 9.2 after installing 10.9.1 Trial version

I am having an issue I am hoping someone can help me with. I own a copy of an older version of solarwinds 9.2, I decided I wanted to give the new solarwinds version a try so I decided to download it. ...
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IIS Machine Has No LAN IP? [closed]

I spent three hours fighting with this yesterday, so I'm hoping someone will be able to help. I'm great at programming and webmastering via cPanel, but I'm presently a total n00b at setting up ...
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Server for sharing files and same Outlook everywere

i have plans to setup a server. This must be for filesharing and getting the same mailbox everywere. Because we going to have 2 locations for our business. And i don't want to use usb sticks or ...
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e1kexpress event log entries for constant NIC connection and reconnection

We were experiencing problems with one of our Windows 7 client applications that maintains a windows file share connection to a local server and it seemed to require lengthy application restarts ...
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Setting date format in unattended Windows deployment

Our organization would like to use the ISO date format (known in Windows as yyyy-MM-dd). I've configured this in our image. When I deploy the image, it replaces the date format with the default ...
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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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User cannot save changes to HTML Formatted e-mails in Public Folder

I'm transitioning people in our office to "new" (refurb) machines running Win7 from their current WinXP machines. The only user that has gotten hers so far is having an issue where she is unable to ...