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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Does the Windows 7 RC have any issues with the MacBook Pro on BootCamp?

I am wanting to get my feet wet with the Windows 7 x64 RC before I need to start supporting it. Has anyone run the RC on their MacBook Pro with bootcamp? Also, Have you pulled the bootcamp ...
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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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How to circumvent or alter screen timeout group policy when not on the domain?

I've been asked to look into a solution for our remote laptop users who are trying to give presentations in Powerpoint and Excel when at customer sites. We are running a Server 2008 /Win 7 ...
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Why won't my logon scripts map drives under Windows 7?

Why won't my logon scripts map drives under Windows 7? I'm using a vb script similar to the one below, the script runs using a group policy. Dim WshNetwork Set WshNetwork = ...
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Windows: what is the difference between DEP always on and DEP opt-out with no exceptions?

What is the difference between DEP always on ("/NoExecute=AlwaysOn" in boot.ini) and DEP opt-out ( "/NoExecute=OptOut" in boot.ini) with no exceptions? "no exceptions" = empty list of programs for ...
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Reimage several of the same model PC by copying the hard disk

I have several of the same machine (Dell Precision T3500) that originally came with Windows 7 Pro (there is a Windows 7 Pro OA product key sticker on top of each one). These were initially downgraded ...
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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 Domain Admin rights insufficient?

I have a lab(ish) environment where I have a single domain in a single forest. I have a Windows 7 image for the clients that was given to my by my organization (I didn't build it, not entirely sure ...
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Powershell script to find if a user has logged in since last reboot

So I've been working on a Powershell script that needs to detect if an interactive logon has happened since the last reboot. I can force the system to restart before I launch the task, but I'd like to ...
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Solution to wirelessly project tablet desktop?

I’m trying to find a device that would allow a windows 7 client to wirelessly connect and display their screen to a projector while still connected to the wireless network. The idea is to allow a ...
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Running .NET app from network share in Win 7?

We have a .NET 1.1 application that we keep on a netowork share. We install the .NET Framerwork to the local PCs and also set the full trust via the following: ...
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Can I run SQL Server Management Studio in Windows 7?

I've recently upgraded my OS to Windows 7, but this new OS wouldn't let me install SQL Server Management Studio. Is there a way to get around it?
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Vista / Win7 indexing on TrueCrypt drives

Vista and Windows 7 save bits of information to a central location in the background. Instances I know of are desktop search indexes, recent documents and thumbnails (saved to \Users\[User Account ...
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Restricting Internet Access in Windows 7

On a Windows 7 Professional laptop, not on a domain, what's the best way to restrict access to the internet (and preferably network) to Administrator users only? I don't want to simply set a bogus ...
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IRPStackSize and Accessing Windows 7 Shares from Windows XP clients

I received a new Windows 7 workstation (replacing an older Windows 7 workstation) and started running into errors accessing my file shares from Windows XP machines. I get various errors that seem to ...
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How to add HP 64 bit printers for printers that use universal printer driver to server 2003

We have quite a few hp printers and I noticed now they all use the HP Universal printer driver which I added to the printer server (2003 serveR) but when someone on win7 64 bit tries to install the ...
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Squid, authentication, Outlook Anywhere, Windows 7 and HTTP 1.1 = NIGHTMARE

I'm running a Squid proxy (latest version, 3.1.4) on Linux CentOS 5.4 with Samba 3.5.4, in order to allow authenticated web access for domain users; everything works fine, and even Windows 7 clients ...
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Windows 7 Office 2007 GPO install

I have a GPO that works fine for installing Office 2007 Pro Plus on Vista and XP but when it installs Office on Windows 7 somehow the office key does not get entered via the customized msp, and needs ...
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Windows 7 does not respect the prefered router order from DHCP

We have been using Microsoft's DHCP server on our domain for years with success. One of the options we are pushing to the client is the default gateway. In the Scope Options dialog it reads: 003 ...
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Windows 7 unattended install and disk/partition wiping

Im currently having a problem when trying to setup an unattended install of windows 7. When the hard drive has no partitions the install goes fine. However if the hard drive has any existing ...
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Building uEFI bootable ISO and USB for Windows 7 deployment

I have been trying to build up a window's 7 and 2k8 EFI deployment ISO or USB. But struggling to to even get an ISO to boot from even VMware Workstation EFI implementation. The problem is there is no ...
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Upgraded users to Win7. Now getting “path not found” when saving files or opening attachments

We have a Server 2008 AD environment with about 5k users. We just rolled out Windows 7 SP1 (were XP) with great success. However, about once a day we get a few calls that a user opens a file from ...
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Why does our Windows 7 Desktop keep continually making SMB requests to our SBS2003 server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I deal with a compromised server? One of our desktop machines (Win 7 64 bit) has recently been complaining of slow down, particularly when accessing resources on ...
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Enabling the telnet client for all Windows 7 PCs on a domain

The telnet client is disabled by default in Windows 7. I would like to enable the telnet client for all Windows 7 PCs in our domain. I know how to enable it manually: Start Control Panel Programs ...
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How do I monitor who's logged in?

We in our department are implementing a new admin policy: everyone in a department which we support will receive admin access to their computers. We need to know (while we are performing this "pilot ...
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Is Windows 7 RC stable enough for limited production deployment?

With the Windows 7 RC out today, and it being good for a year before expiring makes for a compelling argument to deploy it in limited production usage internally. I tested the Windows 7 Beta and was ...
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Easiest way to get MS Security Essentials to run for people who turn off their computers?

All the employees at my work shutdown their Windows 7 computers (iMacs running BootCamp) when they leave work. This ends up with people having MS Security Essentials say their computer is at risk, due ...
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Allowing non-admins to run programs as admins on Windows 7

On *nix, admins can use the setuid flag to allow non-admins to run certain programs that would otherwise require admin privileges. Is there any way to do something similar in Windows 7? This question ...
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Small footprint 64 bit ISO reader

In the good old days of Windows XP we had the Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel for mounting ISO's. Since Vista I have struggled to find a driver level shell extension that works on a 64 bit ...
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What is the difference between “turn off” and “shut down” in Windows 7 version of Virtual PC?

In Virtual PC (on Windows 7) what is the difference between choosing Shut Down vs. Turn Off?
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Is it ok to run Windows 7 for a File Server?

Is it "ok" to run Windows 7 for a File Server, or is it recommended to use Windows Server 2008? Technically it seems possible, but the big reason to use Windows 7 instead of Windows Server 2008 is due ...
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Run specific script after every Windows Update

Is there a way to run a specific script each time Windows update completes (i.e., after reboot or after an update that doesn't require a reboot)? My application is suffering from MSCOMCTL.OCX ...
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Windows 7 : access denied to ONE server from ONE computer

We have a domain served by some Windows 2003 servers. We have several Windows 7 Pro clients. ONE client computer can't acces ONE member Windows 2003 server. The other computers can acces every ...
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How can I lock out remote user from their own computer?

They usually connect to our network by a VPN. Right now there is just the (password protected) Administrator account and their domain user account on the laptop. Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 in use ...
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Installing SQL Server 2008 on Windows 7 64-bit

I'm having a shocking time trying to install SQL Server 2008 on 64-bit Windows 7. When I run setup.exe, I get the following error message: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 installation has failed. ...
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How to determine if the last shutdown was due to power failure in windows?

I know I can get logs of shutdowns from the eventlog when the shutdown is proper and initiated by the user or due to software upgrades. But how do I determine if the last shutdown was due power ...
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Will you be installing Windows 7 RC as your primary OS? [closed]

Will you be installing Windows 7 RC as your primary OS? Or be waiting for the RTM version?
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Requesting >1 IP addresses via DHCP

I'm wondering whether it is possible to configure a Windows 7 machine to request more than 1 IP address? I'm doing some testing and it would be useful to have 2 local IP addresses however, the ...
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What is the best way to clone Win7 machines?

I'm looking to buy 5 new Win7 boxes and would like to ease deployment by cloning the OS. What I would like to do is install a fresh OS (Dell doesn't seem to sell machines without preinstalled crapware ...
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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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Set specific DHCP options on a static IP address connection

Our network has some not-commonly used DHCP options on it, including some vendor-specific options (e.g. option 002 for Time Offset set to 0x9AB0). I have one particular computer that for whatever ...
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Deleting an undeletable Directory in Windows 7

I have encountered a problem from time to time but have not been able to resolve it without formatting. I have a directory called d:\DotNet that I want to delete. I cannot because inside this folder ...
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Managing laptops and desktops in the organization and pushing windows updates to them

Here are a couple of things we are trying to achieve. Our staff currently uses a bunch of desktops and laptops. Around 30-50 of the staff, most of them are laptops (mix of HP and Lenovo). Most using ...
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Does Windows 7 VPN work with a Cisco ASA 5510

We have a Cisco ASA 5510 router and are trying to get a couple users setup for VPN access. They are running Windows 7 x64 at home and cannot install the VPN client we have for our router (it only ...
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Installing OpenVPN on Windows7

It seems I cannot install the current version of OpenVPN (2.1.2) because the TAP driver is not signed and therefore windows 7 x64 refuses to install it. It shows up in the device manager, but with 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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Windows Virtual PC and VirtualBox on the same PC

I am running Windows 7 Professional x64. Presently I am using Windows Virtual PC. I'd like to try VirtualBox. Can both virtualization platforms be installed and run on the same instance of Windows? ...
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Accessing shared folders from Ubuntu (guest OS) in VMware Workstation ACE Edition

I have enabled the "Shared Folders" feature on the VM that runs Ubuntu 9.04. How do I access this from the Ubuntu guest OS? My host OS is Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2. Note: I have enabled ...
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Powershell script to copy file named 'dat' from multiple folders

I am trying to copy a file named 'dat'. This file has no extension. The thing is though that under a Parent Folder 'Personal' I have 500 folders and all of these 500 folders have the 'dat' file. I am ...
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RDP and New Accounts

I created a new user account on the domain and added them to the Remote Desktop Users group. I could login just fine locally, but when I logged in remotely I was basically told that I could not login ...