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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What parts of a Roaming Profile get uploaded in Windows 7?

In previous versions of Windows, the Roaming Profile is uploaded only when the user logs off. However, in Windows 7, a Group Policy setting can allow the registry file to be uploaded in the ...
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Dell M6600: “No internet access”, can browse internet, can remote into it, cannot activate office 2013, cannot join domain

Like the title says, I've got a Dell M6600, running Windows 7, that connects to the network just fine, I can use it to browse the web, including https://officesetup.getmicrosoftkey.com/, I can connect ...
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Devices / Drivers not working in Windows 7?

For anyone who is running the Win7 RC, are you running into any unexpected problems with regards to hardware incompatibility? If so, have you been able to work through them in what you would call a ...
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How do you force an update to a user's group membership in Windows 7?

I am writing a web application that uses .NET Windows Authentication and relies on a user's group membership to Authorize them to various areas of the website. Right now I'm on a dev machine that IS ...
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How to unmount a VHD in Windows 7. There is no unmount option

I mounted a VHD file in Windows 7 using the Disk Manager. Once mounted, there is no option to Unmount it. The only thing close to such an option that I can find is if I click the icon in the taskbar ...
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Connecting 2 VM running Windows 7

I have two VM's on my machine, both Windows 7 Pro. One is a MySQL server and one is running Apache 2.0. Essentially they mimic a split webserver/database setup. On XP this was fairly easy. However ...
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Hardware requirements for 100 virtualized high performance Windows 7 desktops?

We are debating whether to add Client Hyper-V or VMWare Player Pro to new Windows 10 desktops later this year and have our developers run their developer tools in a Windows 7 VM on their local ...
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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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Set Windows 7 Default Login to a Non Domain Account

We have 12 Laptop Pc's that we have upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. The laptops are used by staff on away days. They log on to a local account on the machine - say User1 with no password. On ...
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Acrobat Reader XI addon gets disabled periodically in Internet Explorer within Windows domain

We have a followig problem that happens on new workstations with Windows 7 x64 and Acrobat Reader XI only. Every few days the following key is automatically added to registry: ...
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Combine drivers from multiple Win7 installs to single image

I need to prepare a Windows 7 image with drivers for multiple systems (Lenovo laptops). I currently have an image prepared on one laptop type but need to grab the drivers appropriate for the other ...
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Measuring Windows 7 user login times

I Have been asked by a client to calculate average login times for machines and users. So far I have found that the event logs some boots that take longer than the thresholds set by the keys found at: ...
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Roaming Profiles: Simultaneous Logins of Same User

I am administering a Windows Server 2008 R2 environment that is using roaming profiles and folder redirection. The client machines are running Windows 7. Due to the nature of the business, users ...
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Windows 7 SP1 Installation Failed with C0000034

I am looking after a small (12 PCs) network mostly made up of Windows 7 PCs about half 32-bit with the remainder 64-bit or Vista. WSUS is setup on the server and all computers are configured via group ...
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Win7-Server2008 RDP connection hangs on “Securing Remote Connection” for 20-30 seconds

I have a problem that googling has turned up nothing, except this question on experts exchange which I borrowed most of the text from. :) When I connect via Remote Desktop to a new Windows 2008 R2 ...
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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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How do I get Windows 7 wallpaper to display the company logo properly?

Windows 7 is not displaying our company background properly. Curves show pixelation and straight lines are jagged. I'm working with a scalable vector graphics (SVG) image that I've exported to the ...
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Mapping printers using Group Policy Preferences; works on Windows XP, not on Windows 7 x64

I'm trying to use Group Policy Preferences to manage user connections to shared printers. The print server is Windows Server 2003 R2 Std edition. Several printers are installed, and I've added x64 ...
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Windows 7 network performance tuning for LAN

I want to tune Windows 7 TCP stack for speed in a LAN environment. Bit of background info: I've got a Citrix XenServer set up with Windows 2008R2, Windows 7 and Debian Lenny with Citrix kernel, ...
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Can Windows 7 do software RAID 10 (1+0)

Can Windows 7 do software RAID 10 (or RAID 1+0 depending on terminology)? There appears to be a lack of information about software RAID for Microsoft Windows products. Even a search of the ...
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The great Vanishing Act of INetMgr.exe on my Windows 7 x64 system

I'm facing an odd issue with the IIS Manager on Windows 7 (x64). At home, I have Win7 Professional, and when I check my IIS manager icon in the start menu, I see it links to ...
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Reset Domain Trust with workstations from Samba 3.x server

I am having issues on a network I inherited with a Samba 3 server acting as the domain controller, and many, but not all, Windows 7 Pro PCs. The issues described here and here do not solve my issue. ...
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Outlook Encrypted Emails boo boo

I just reinstalled my Windows OS 7 and forgot to backup my Email Certificate for Outlook 2010 beforehand. Now I can't read any encrypted emails. When I try, it says "Cannot open this item. Your ...
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Windows 7 not able to connect to Samba

I'm trying out Win7, and i'm trying to connect to the networked samba share as I have been able to in Vista & XP with no issues. Samba is running on Ubuntu, if that helps. I've tried changing ...
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SVN Checkout error on large repositories

I wonder if anyone can help me. We have recently migrated our Subversion repository from a VisualSVN Server on Windows to a subversion server on CentOS. The migration was succesfull however we are ...
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Network Logon Issues with Group Policy and Network

I am gravely in need of your help and assistance. We have a problem with our logon and startup to our Windows 7 Enterprise system. We have more than 3000 Windows Desktops situated in roughly 20+ ...
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What about Windows 7 as a web server?

We have to replace our server (2003-based), and we was thinking that it's time to switch to Windows 2008 r2. Then i saw this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753473.aspx We only need ...
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Make windows 7 client compatible with windows 2003 server

I am sysadmin for a small business with 30 clients. We have a server running windows 2003 and all the client-computers run windows XP. Now this is not an important issue, but it would be nice if it ...
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Why would a program require a server operating system versus a workstation operating system?

A vendor is stating that their software requires Windows Server 2003/2008 versus Windows 7 Professional because it doesn't perform well on a non-server OS. The specific reasoning was that the number ...
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Connect to Linux-based VPN Using Windows 7's Native VPN Connection Wizard?

Does anyone know if I can run a Linux-based VPN server on my Ubuntu server and connect to it using Windows 7’s native VPN connection wizard? If this is possible, which VPN server should I use? ...
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Windows Event Log Forwarding

I am currently prototyping a setup, in which a Windows Server 2008 is configured as a central logging instance for Windows XP and Windows 7 clients via source initiated event forwarding. All computers ...
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Automatically install Microsoft Update utility

I work in an environment with a variety of hardware, so we usually use automated installs and group policy instead of drive imaging for deployment of Windows 7. One step we always have to do manually ...
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Mass delete mapped & local printers

Is there any way to mass remove all local and network mapped printers from all workstations on a domain via group policy or a batch file? I need to remove local Windows 7 printers such as Fax, ...
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Convert Hyper V images to Virtual box

I need to change my client OS from Windows 2008 to Windows 7. I therefore need to convert all of my HyperV images to Virtual Box. What is the best way to do this? Or is there a way to run HyperV on ...
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Query schtasks using Powershell

On a Windows7 machine I am trying I can run a query to view all the scheduled tasks using schtasks.exe This is fine but I would also like to filter the result set using something like schtasks ...
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Free software to monitor serial port communication [closed]

I'm looking for the Wireshark of Serial Port monitoring. I'd prefer free/open-source software, but am willing to look at commercial solutions if the price is reasonable. It needs to be compatible ...
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Enable offline file sync for computer owner only

At the school I am interning at, all students and faculty have a mapped home folder known as the "M:" drive for storing files that they can access from all computers. For faculty who have laptops, we ...
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Can I modify a Windows 7 environment to allow a .NET program to always run as Administrator?

We are about to roll out several hundred new machines running Windows 7 x64, with the OS installed via WDS so at the moment we can make changes and sysprep them into the build. The problem is a ...
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How to connect to a remote IIS with INETMGR on WIndows 7

I can't seem to find any way to connect to a remote IIS instance with my local INETMGR on my Windows 7 machine. It shows my settings for my local IIS and everything I've tried from clicking various ...
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How to Install an executable as a Windows Service

I have an executable that doesn't require any interaction with the user and I want to install it as a Windows service; what do I need to have and do to make that happen? I didn't write the app; I ...
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Logging onto Windows local computer without local or network account

I have a Windows 7 Professional machine that has accidentally been removed from the active directory on the domain controller. Therefore the network does not recognize this machine and the machine ...
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Where can I find a beginner's guide to using sysprep for deploying Windows 7?

I am new to Windows 7, but want to deploy it in a Netware (read: no Active Directory, no domain, etc.) environment. I have used Novell Zenworks for imaging and deploying Windows XP in the past, and ...
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Do Windows/Automatic updates happen when a PC is sleeping/standby?

Mostly interested in doing it on some Win7 laptops, a lot of people seem to believe its not possible. However I can't find any definitive Microsoft documents detailing it either way: This old ...
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OpenVPN over TCP, terrible latency but only on Win7 x64

I know TCP encapsulated over TCP is a terrible idea in general, but I can deal with the occasional decreased performance and MTU issues, and the snowball effect TCP within TCP provides where error ...
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Force logoff of idle users on Windows 7 workstation with fast user switching enabled

We have mission-critical Windows 7 workstations on our network that must be available to any user at any time, even when it has been locked by a prior user. Thus, we have fast user switching enabled. ...
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Remote Desktop fails without error message

After rebooting my server Windows 2008 R2 server, I can't log into the remote desktop anymore. When I try to connect, the remote desktop zooms through different status messages, the last of them being ...
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Enabling Multiple Monitor Support from Terminal Services/Remote Desktop over Citrix

Our Remote Desktop/Terminal Services solution where I work relies on Citrix for machines not connected via the VPN. We're using Citrix Xen server (I'm pretty sure) and I'm going to try to connect to a ...
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repetitive errors on user machines - DC migration from a windows XP based to a windows 7 based network

I'm replacing all the old windows XP machines in my network to new machines running windows 7. I hoped it would be an easy task, but apparently it isn't: all the machines I've installed (using WDS) ...
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What is needed for 'Previous Versions' to be visible on the client OS?

I have servers with Shadow Copies enabled taking snapshots a couple times a day. From the server, if you look at the local devices you can see the Previous Versions being populated reliably. But ...
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Windows 7 TCP Listen Ports

My fresh install of Windows 7 shows 5 programs listening on TCP ephermeral ports: TCP 0.0.0.0:49152 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING TCP 0.0.0.0:49153 0.0.0.0:0 ...