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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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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Windows 7, HTTPS WebDav: Asks for password twice and fails. Any workarounds?

I have a Dav server running with PHP SabreDav (code.google.com/p/sabredav/wiki/Windows) on Cherokee at an HTTPS secured URL. It's set to use https, and uses Digest Authentication. I can log in with ...
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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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optimal settings for win7 64 guest on kvm 64 host managed with libvirt

I am using libvirt to control kvm on a fairly new (core i3) host running Debian Squeeze amd64. The Host as well as Linux guests work and feel fast and responsive. Simply installing Win7 with virt-...
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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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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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Is there a Windows 7 compatible IPSec VPN client that allows protocol and port specific rules?

I'm looking for a Windows 7 compatible IPSec VPN client that allows protocol and port specific rules as well as an aggressive mode. On Windows XP and Vista we've used SafeNet SoftRemote in which you ...
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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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Is there a way to disable “check online for updates from windows update” in windows update settings?

I have configured WSUS server in order to preserve bandwith in the network wile keeping essential updates turned on using that WSUS. Intranet WSUS server pointing to client pc and other settings are ...
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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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Connecting to Remote Desktop using proxy and Remote Desktop Gateway?

I have setup a Remote Desktop Gateway server using Windows Server 2012 R2. I am using the Remote Desktop Gateway as an intermediary between to provide the remote desktop session over 443 since 3389 is ...
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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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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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Not enough storage is available to process this command [closed]

I am getting this error on a Windows 7 Professional 32-bit machine, on almost anything I do: updating a repo from subversion, accessing a local IIS site, copying a big folder, running an installer. ...
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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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See network computer description in Explorer

When viewing the list of network computers in Windows Explorer on a Win 7 machine there appears to be no way of readily seeing the description field, which makes that pretty well useless. I believe ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Windows 7 “Cryptographic Operators”

This TechNet blog states that: Cryptographic Operators: FIPS 140-2 defines a “Crypto Officer” role, which is represented by the Cryptographic Operators group in Windows, first introduced in ...
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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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Troubleshooting Website problems within the local network

Have an external website which opens fine on some PC's, yet seems to time out (or symptoms of timing out, but never actually does) on others. Seems to only affect (some) of our newer HP Pro 3305 MT ...
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How can I run an application from a network share without prompting for Admin password?

I have a company internal application placed in a network shared folder on a Windows Server 2003 server. Users who need to access this folder have proper permissions in place and can list the ...
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Error 0x8007003B copying large files to DFS share

Here is the configuration. Private network and domain (foo.bar). 2 file servers running 2K8R2 (file1.foo.bar and file2.foo.bar). Created a share on each server (\\file1\share and \\file2\share). ...
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Windows 7 unattended install

I've created a simple answer file for an unattended install, but when booting from USB, it still asks me what language, and requires that I click the 'Install Now' button before it starts. Everything ...
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Hardware reserved memory issue

I've seen lots of folks having problem with hardware reserved memory issue in Windows 7/Server 2008 R2. I have it myself but not as huge as others have. Problem description When you install Windows ...
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Unattended Windows 7 install with non-DHCP DNS Server: Domain join fails, claiming it can't find the domain

I'm trying to build an unattended Windows 7 image script that will do a simple domain join. The catch is that the DHCP-provided DNS server knows absolutely nothing about my domain, so I need to set ...
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Reconnect to server using offline files

Some users are seeing grey boxes on folder icons. This indicates that they are viewing the offline folders. How do I determine... Did it go offline due to a slow link? Is it trying to reconnect ...
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GPO to Disable Screensaver only when connected via RDP

Is there a GPO option to disable the idle-time screensaver for RDP connections, but keep the idle-time screensaver options for interactive logins? Edit: All users are TS users as well a local so they ...
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What does tracert make NETBIOS work on Win7?

This is really strange - I have a workaround for this (read on), but I'd love to know why it works. I had a VPN setup working fine with a WinServer2003 server and a Vista client. Then I setup a new ...
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Group policy issues

We are having an issue on one of our clients relatively new sbs installs. The domain consists of a single SBS 2011 server with 4 Windows 7 clients and 3 XP clients. Most of the time everything is ...
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L2TP/IPSec from Windows 7 to ASA 5520

I am trying to setup L2TP/IPSec on our ASA5520 to support a fringe case for one of our developers. The Windows VPN subsystem apparently stores the kerberos or NTLM cookie for the login when you use ...
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Can't successfully run Sharepoint Foundation 2010 first time configuration

I'm trying to run the non-GUI version of configuration wizard using power shell because I would like to set config and admin database names. GUI wizard doesn't give you all possible options for ...
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Skip new Windows 7 user selection and go to login prompt

We've begun our migration to windows 7 and we ran into an interesting issue. When we hit "CTRL+ALT+DEL" we are brought to the "User selection Screen". Normally, this screen will have an icon for every ...
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Outlook 2010 “Cannot open this item” on Windows 7 64-bit

I have to admit this has stumped me... User's Workstation Outlook 2010 (32-bit) w/ Cached Exchange Mode enabled Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) Email account is on Exchange 2003 Problem The user is ...
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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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How do I (robustly) remotely execute tasks on Windows workstations in a domain?

I'm not even sure if "robustly" is a word. Anyway. Context: We have a few hundred Windows 7 workstations on a LAN. We use AD/GPO management pretty heavily, but there are a lot of periodic and/or ...
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Why is Virtual PC being bundled with Windows 7 significant? [closed]

As I see it: Microsoft has always provided backward compatibility for legacy applications; As far as the end user is concerned, things won't be behaving any different from what they normally expect.
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Why my laptop sends ARP request to itself?

I have just started to learn about protocols. While studying the packets in wireshark, I came across a ARP request sent by my machine to my own IP. Here is the details of the packet : No. Time ...
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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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Access Network Folder using Different User Credential

Domain Controller OS: Windows Server 2008 R2 Client OS: Windows XP, Windows 7 Windows XP client name: Client1 Windows XP client name: Client2 I had login as abc.local\Q2020 on Client1 and ...
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How to copy a large file effectively?

I am copying a small number of large files between a Vista x64 SP1 workstation and a Windows 7 RC workstation. Windows says it will take 7 hours to copy 117GB of data from one computer to another over ...
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With no password expire notification at logon in Windows 7, how are you configuring password expire notification?

To my understanding, Windows 7 users do not receive password expiration notification during the logon process - it occurs strictly from the system tray. We currently have tray balloon notifications ...
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How do I get to my IIS management console?

I just installed Windows 7 Enterprise along with some development tools. I didn't see IIS (the management console) anywhere in the start menu. I went to Turn Windows Features On or Off and saw that ...
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Windows 7 x64 - free virtual machine host applications running headless

Given a machine configured with : Windows 7 64 bit a CPU that DOESN'T support the Intel hardware virtualization Are there any free, non-time-sensitive virtual machine hosts that can host either 32 ...