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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows 7 contains duplicate, identical builtin print forms (Letter, Legal) but only one of the 2 successfully prints

I have a Windows 7 64-bit machine with a Lexmark E360dn printer. Whenever the user attempts to print anything, the printer defaults to "Letter" size, as expected. When the user clicks PRINT, the ...
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certutil -ping fails with 30 seconds timeout - what to do?

The certificate store on my Win7 box is constantly hanging. Observe: C:\>1.cmd C:\>certutil -? | findstr /i ping -ping -- Ping Active Directory Certificate Services Request ...
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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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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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Activating windows virtual machines for testing? good/bad?

I am being asked to set up a battery of windows 7 flavours for a guy over in QA using VM's so that his office isn't filled with boxen. Is the common practice to activate these temporary machines or do ...
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Install .NET 3.5 SP1 on Windows 7 RC

While attempting to install .NET 3.5 SP1 on a fresh install of Windows 7 RC, nothing happens. The machine gives a UAC prompt. When selecting Yes, nothing happens. Using the full redistributable ...
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Why Can't OpenVPN GUI add routes in Windows 7?

Good-day all, I'm having trouble getting the OpenVPN GUI application to add routes to a Windows 7 client. I'm using the same config file I've used on a Windows XP client except that I added the ...
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Windows 7 Command Line Prompt

From a regular windows 7 command line, how do I launch the admin command prompt?
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Can I safely increase the number of processors on a VM?

I have several Windows 7, CentOS, and Ubuntu virtual machines running within a VMWare ESXi server. To get better performance while building on them via Jenkins, I would like to increase their number ...
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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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SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise database has unexpected 4GB database size limit

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise installed on a local Windows 7 x64 workstation. When I create a database on the server, it unexpectedly has a 4GB size limit (Database properties in SQL Server ...
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Difference between “Windows Virtual PC” and “Microsoft Virtual PC”

What is the difference between "Windows Virtual PC" (RTM released today) and "Microsoft Virtual PC"?
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Should I install antivirus in Windows 7 RC XP Mode?

I've just finished installing the new Windows Virtual PC/XP Mode Betas on my Windows 7 RC. I'm seeing the windows security warnings in the virtual environment, and also when I launch a virtual ...
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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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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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How to query the task manager

I know the tasklist command in Windows will give a list of task names and their PID. There is another command WMIC path win32_process get Commandline which does give more detailed information, but its ...
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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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SSH clients periodically freeze under Windows 7

I am running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Two different SSH clients are exhibiting a strange habit of periodically freezing or hanging. I have tried both putty and Van Dyke's SecureCRT SSH clients ...
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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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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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Windows 7 and print jobs logging

Is it possible to log the print jobs in Windows 7? I can only enable the PrintService log that does not have the print jobs events.
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Unsolicited remote assistance

I am trying to figure out how to allow a group of users to offer unsolicited remote assistance using msra /offerra to their fellow domain members. I have created a policy enabling "Offer Remote ...
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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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Can't edit apache2.2 httpd.conf on Windows 7

I tried to edit httpd.conf but unfortunately the file appears to be in use by another process and so I can't save the changes even when I stop the apache process from the task menu.
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Anonymous file sharing without login window, from Windows 7 server to XP clients

I'm trying to provide machines on a small LAN with read-only, anonymous access to files shared from a Windows 7 workstation (let's call it WIN7SVR). In particular, I don't want clients to have to ...
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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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Capture Windows Updates in a .wim so that it can be redeployed

I am researching a new workstation deployment strategy for my company. As it stands right now we are building every workstation by hand and this takes massive amounts of time. The step that takes ...
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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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Not enough storage is available to process this command [closed]

I am getting this error on almost all of the operations on a Windows 7 pro 32 bit machine. By operations I mean anything I do. Update a repo from subversion. Access a local IIS Site. Copy a big ...
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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: ...