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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Find out which Group Policies take forever to complete at boot

I want to analyse which group policies are inflating the bootup time. What's the best way to do so? Something like gpresult including timestamps/periods would be really helpfull!
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ADUC Exchange tabs - Windows 7 & Exchange 2003

I have the admin tools install on a Win 7 64 bit machine but would like to see the Exchange tabs in ADUC. Googling shows this is a popular request and the most common solution (and the only one which ...
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Why can I access only the security tab on a server's printers?

Context: Win7 64-bit client, Windows Server 2003 I log into the server using MSTSC. The server is running Windows Server 2003, 32bit. I call up the list of Printers and Faxes from the Start menu. I ...
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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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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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When to use Truecrypt, and when not to?

I have about 30 (this number will most likely grow over the next few years to 50 or more) unencrypted laptops that I have been tasked to encrypt (entire drive). These machines will be used off site ...
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Window 256 characters path name limitation

after a long research, I finally found out that pathnames cannot be longer than 256 characters even in the latest Microsoft Windows 7. I really don't get it why there is such a stupid limitation, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where can I download the latest 64-bit edition of Sonicwall SSL-VPN NetExtender for Windows 7?

Does anyone know where to download the latest edition of the 64-bit version of SonicWall SSL-VPN NetExtender for Windows 7?
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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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W7 routing - traffic not going to default gateway

I have a really strange Windows 7 IPv4 routing issue that I can't get to the bottom of. The summary of the issue is that the default gateway is set to 192.168.254.253, but that it is actually using a ...
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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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Users suddenly missing write permissions to the root drive c within an active directory domain

I'm managing an active directory single domain environment on some Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 machines. Since a few weeks I got a strange issue. Some users ...
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DNS resolution fails in web browser but nslookup succeeds

We are a small, 300-seat organization with a mixed BYOD and Active Directory environment (Windows Server 2012 Standard, Windows 7 Enterprise) and we are having a very strange problem involving very ...
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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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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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Applying group policy loopback to any user on specific computers

In a server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 environment, I have a GPO that specifies screen saver settings in the user settings policy for the entire domain. However, for specific computers, this is not ideal. ...
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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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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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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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Virtual Machine guest optimization tips

I've installed Windows7 in VirtualBox 2.2.4 and worked like a charm. But compared with my WindowsXP virtual machine, the performance is slow. I've installed Windows7 in (non-virtual) machines and the ...
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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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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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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 ...