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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Limit programs based off group policy

What I'm attempting to accomplish is having certain executables allowed in a 2012 Active Directory environment based off of a group policy. I have 3 different types of users in my AD. Group A ...
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Credential Provider showing incorrect tiles

EDIT: Turns out I was probably overthinking this. See answer below. This may or may not be better on SuperUser, it's regarding issues with a few workstations failing to cleave to the Enterprise ...
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“clientless” rdp session to windows 7 professional

I am currently automating the installation of a legacy windows 7 application, that requires a desktop session on the target machine. We are currently setting up automated testing system (using ...
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Failed to register DLL error code 80004005 Windows 7

Attempting to register a DLL on a client Win 7 machine, while running command prompt as Administrator, gives this error code 80004005. All other DLL's are registering fine, but it is 2 specific DLL's ...
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Not Updating Group Policy Changes

I have been working on updating my companies group policies and I have run into a problem with the user policy not applying correctly. Previously the old policy had a folder redirect for the desktop ...
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How to check which domains and groups I belong to?

This is pertaining to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, but probably may apply to other versions. Question 1: How to find out preferably from CLI all the domains a user belongs to (it is probably ...
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Home Folder Files Intermittently missing for user

We are having a weird issue that has been ongoing for months where one of our users will have files missing from her Home Folder mapped as H from active directory not show up. The files that don't ...
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KVM top shows high CPU load on host for windows7 guest though windows is on idle

we have an virtualization environment with actually 4 VMs (2 x linux, 1 x w2k3, 1 x win7). In the host system (Debian Jessie) top always shows a CPU load of 30-70% (or more) for the qemu process of ...
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How to create a Pre-Installed Windows 7 VHD [closed]

I am new into the world of servers. I was just working around creating a Windows 7 X64 Bootable VHD. Since my job profile makes me create windows 7 VMs every now and then, I want a pre-installed ...
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W7 Login to Secure Sites [only] are Very Slow

I hope this is the right place to post this. Have a notebook PC that customer bought with W7 Home, and they brought it to me to have it put on their network. We installed a retail Windows 7 Pro (one ...
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Two loopback adapters communication in windows 7 or 8

Once our development systems are upgraded from windows XP to windows 7, my debug setup has stopped working. Steps followed in original setup (Windows XP): Add two loopback adapters Assign ipv4 ...
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Secure way of running OpenVPN in windows 7

Is there a more secure way of running OpenVPN GUI in windows 7? Currently we have to use the runas command and savecred. This is fairly insecure as it allows the user to run any application as admin. ...
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Mapped drives aren't syncing on workstations

It seems like a few workstations on our network aren't syncing with the mapped drives, pretty randomly, so for example, different users on the same computer would see different files on the mapped ...
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Mapped network drive not syncing

One computer in the network doesn't seem to sync a network mapped drive. It's part of a domain where computers seem to sync. Not sure how to change it. (users can't see sync folder option) Help !
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Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table 'mysql.user' doesn't exist - Trying to run second instance of myslq

On a Win7 box. I downloaded mysql-5.7.9 and I am attempted to run it as its own self contained instance along side another instance of an old version that is already running. I installed a new ...
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Smartcard Logon: The domain specified is not available. Please try again later

I'm standing up a test lab. Using AD CS, I've deployed a smartcard logon cert to an HID Crescendo C1150. When I attempt to log on to a WIN7 workstation with the smartcard, I'm greeted with: The ...
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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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How do companies handle the need for different Java requirements on the same user?

In our company, we use GPOs to push software updates such as Java updates. We have about 150 users in different offices located in different countries, all using Windows 7. We have a few ...
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Disable Removable Storage classes doesn't work via GPO on Windows 7

Could you please help me with very strange situation: Test environment: DC - Windows Server 2012R2, Workstation - Windows 7 Professional N SP1 Case: disable USB via Group Policy. Normally, I go to ...
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How to implement a dead man switch in Windows 7?

I am looking for a way to make domain-joined Windows 7 laptops brick themselves after 90 days of no-contact with a domain controller. I do not want the laptop to wipe itself or anything severe like ...
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Putty blank when connected to Cisco Catalyst 3500

I'm using the normal blue RJ45 to DB9 cable plugged into my Cisco Catalyst 3500 series XL switch. That cable is connected to a serial-to-usb adapter that I got from Monoprice, and that is plugged into ...
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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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WSUS clients failing to get updates with error 80072EE2

We recently implemented WSUS for our Windows workstations (about 90). Some of the clients seem to have no problem, while others keep returning the error "80072EE2" when attempting to manually check ...
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NTP with Authentication on Windows System

Can we configure NTP Server with Authentication on Windows System i.e Window Server 2008 R2 Standard or Windows 7 Operating System. I need to sync time securely for my Cisco Switch and Router and for ...
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Querying supported 802.11 protocols through WMI?

Is it possible to query a network adapters supported 802.11 protocols through WMI? The computers I'm trying to do this on are all running windows 7 professional. I know it's possible to look up the ...
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Standard Setting for Audit Policy in Local Group Policy Editor

Please let me know what is the standard Setting for below Security Setting ( Audit Policy ), which are followed in most of the Company. For Eg:- Should i set ' Success & Failure ' for ' Audit ...
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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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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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Installing printers drivers in Windows 7 clients with Win server 2003 AD

Dears, I've an issue with installing drivers on windows 7 which keep asking for permission to add the printer driver on other hand i haven't faced this issue with XP clients. My AD is windows ...
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How to remote onto networked PC using powershell [closed]

Is someone able to explain to me how I am able to connect onto a pc on the same network as my pc using powershell or a powershell script? for example my local pc is 192.168.1.250 and the remote pc is ...
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Mapping Drives via Group Policy login script (2008 domain with Windows 7 & 8 clients)

I'm having trouble getting drives mapped for my domain. I few months ago we were using Group Policy Preferences to map drives, but for some reason it stopped working - so I created a few login scripts ...
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PNAgent IconCache size increases after every windows logon

Xenapp 6.5 farm with Webinterface 5.4.0 on WinServer2008R2 Citrix Online Plugin 12.3.08 After login to a standard Windows7 machine, Citrix Online Plugin gets automatically started. The Logon process ...
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MAK or KMS for Windows 7 iso download

I have a MAK and a KMS for Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit. My Windows 7 dvd is malfunctioning and now I want to know if it is possible to download a ISO from Microsoft. Is the MAK or KMS a valid ...
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How on windows 7 can I block all incoming and outgoing connections to a specific server or network share? [closed]

I have a Win7 machine on a corporate network. It has file and print sharing running, and I need to keep that working. I do though also want to prevent it from having any access to a particular machine ...
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Windows 7 - VPN and host name lookup

I have set up a VPN server using a Sinology box for accessing my office network from home. I can access all the office IPs, but the host name resolution has some problems. DNS queries work : nslookup ...
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Regular backup and archival options for a client device that runs MS SQL Express including restores

In the current environment, a client application has been deployed on a single endpoint device e.g. laptop. The client application records & retrieves information that is needed for regulatory and ...
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Different Bandwith in slow link detection between Computer and User GPO

Given a multiple site Active Directory we occurence problems with slow link detection GPO's. We want to use slow link detection on laptops which connect are via coorperate WAN (MPLS 4-Mbit/s) to main ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Guest OS on VirtualBox - keeps Disconnecting from Network [closed]

Am running a Windows 7 host OS along with Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS as a guest on Virtual Box 5.08. Inside Virtual Box, under Network Settings, the Adapter 1 tab has the following items set: Enable ...
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How to restore local GPO User Logon/Logoff script setting?

I'm deploying several Windows 7 machines, and apply a GPOPack (exported through MSCM's LocalGPO utility) to set the Local GPO (no AD in there). My issue is that logon & logoff scripts settings ...
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Windows SSL Certificate access issue

There seems to be something going on with my Windows 7 installation's SSL Certificate store, and I'm not quite sure how to resolve it. The full issue is described in the question and replies in this ...
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Running a Batch File from Task Scheduler Without User being logged In

I'm trying to run a batch file on Windows 7 from the Task Scheduler. I can run the batch file fine if I run it from the command prompt. If I run it from the Task Scheduler to only run when the user ...
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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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Windows 7 mapped drive - red X (one user out of 4)

This is for a client of mine. Small Windows 2008 domain. Four workstations, all Windows 7 Pro, all the same service pack and windows updates. Same AV software, no GPOs, all computers are pretty ...
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the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed windows 7

First of all, I know how to solve this problem. but I really wonder why this issue has came out ??? I saw just one post that the reason for this error may be the system time difference on both ...
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Win7 apache2.4.9 phpmyadmin4.5.0.2 - an not connect for LAN [closed]

Everything is working fine - hosting a couple of my own sites, but would like to be able to maintain them from other PC's on the LAN. Works fine, except for phpmyadmin. Everything is set up to be ...
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KMS Host has more than the minimum count, but client machines are still not activating

So pretty as the question states, here is some more info: What I have done: 1) I have setup 36 machines (I have more, but just done one lab for now) to point to the KMS Host 2) I have rearmed the ...
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Remove McAfee branding from Windows login

McAfee Enterprise plasters its brand over everything on the PC. Everything. The latest is that since installing disk encryption, the McAfee logo is placed over the user account picture on the ...
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How do I grant users permission to create hard links (using GPO or registry entries)?

I'm working in an AD domain with one DC running Windows Server 2012 R2, and clients running mostly Windows 7 Professional. I need to be able to grant certain user groups the permission to create hard ...
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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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SvcHost CPU usage jumps from service to service in netsvcs group

Hopefully this is a variation on the previous svchost.exe troubleshooting questions. We initially got reports of slow performance on a number of Windows 7 PCs. Resource Monitor showed that the IP ...