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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Can you “swap” the Sysprep answer file in Windows 7

I have a load of new Lenovo laptops which I am due to distribute in my company. We are distributed in multiple locations and I want to ship the laptops "boxed" and untouched by IT hand for ...
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Import PCF file in Windows 7 VPN connection

I have got PCF file for VPN connection from my client to login into there network. I can able to us it with Cisco client without any problem, but I noticed there is option in Window 7 for connection ...
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Sysprep failling after reboot into OOBE

I'm trying to configure an image for deployment to other machines. I've configured the machine, then I run sysprep, choose generalize and OOBE. Sysprep does its thing, then reboots. Then when 'setup ...
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How to remove Hyper-v from a Windows 7 machine?

I installed Hyper-v 2008 r2 on a Windows 7 box thinking it works like Virtual PC because I wanted to run a Windows 2008 R2 64 vm. Now my machine dual boots between Windows 7 and hyper-v. How do I ...
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Accessing localhost on IIS7 from another computer on the network

I recently upgraded computers to Windows 7 Professional and am running IIS7. When I'm on my computer I can easily access localhost through my web browser but when I try from another computer on my ...
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Could not load all ISAPI filters after installing VS2010 on Win 7 - 64bit

My website was working locally on my Win 7 64 bit machine. I then installed VS2010 opted to not upgrade to .NET 4.0 Now when i go to my site i get the following error HTTP Error 500.0 - Internal ...
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Win 7 Privilege Level (Run as administrator) via GP or command line

Is there a way to set the Privilege Level for legacy software via group policy or on the command line? I have some legacy software, which we unfortunately cannot move away from. This software ...
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Cannot log on to a remote server using rdp from windows 7 machine when I am remotley connected to that machine from Mac (OS 10.6)

Bear withe me, here is my set up. I use my 27" iMac 3.06GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB Ram to connect to my work desktop running Windows 7. From there I can administer other remote servers. Here is the problem. ...
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What are the pit-falls of using Windows 7 as a web server?

It obviously uses more memory (with the fancy themes), but from what I have ready, IIS7.5 is fully functioning. I use it for a dev server, but what about a full-on prod server?
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Network access lags for Win7 when server network utilization is high

We have a Dell PE2950 file server running Windows 2008, hosting a DFS namespace of ~1.2 TB. This server has two Broadcom 1Gbps NICs teamed together. When there is high traffic going to the server ...
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Windows 7 security model - differences between Windows XP and Active Directory

I have a Delphi procedure to validate user credentials on my system integrated with Active Directory. On Windows XP/2000, when the user presents invalid credentials, the program/system performs as ...
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Installing SQLServer 2005 on Windows 7 64bit

It's 3 days I'm trying to install SqlServer 2005 under Windows 7 64 bit on my computer. First let me tell you what I've done and what I've got till now . 1-I Installed Windows 7 64 Bit on my computer ...
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Localhost not recognized

For some reason my localhost is not recognized. I have this in my hosts file as I've always had: 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 localhost I did do a flushdns, not sure if that caused ...
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Windows 7 Shortdate Format Ignored

I am moving a copy of an ASP.net web application running on a windows server 2003 box to a Windows 7 Laptop. On the win server 2003 box the locale was set to United States and shortdate format was ...
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Problems pointing site to site in Hosts file

I'm on my localhost PC. I need to add an entry that maps our public site to our dev server. I tried several things with no luck: 192.168.1.40 oursite.com // where the IP here is our internal dev ...
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web applications in IIS7.5 on Windows 7 machine are unreachable

Two problems with a Windows 7 machine on this network: No one can access the web applications hosted in IIS. I am unable to ping this machine I have turned off the Windows Firewall and have ...
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When using the “Remote Server Administration Tools” on Windows 7 (or Vista), is there a way to make the tools (such as DHCP or DNS) remember servers that I work with on a regular basis?

When using the “Remote Server Administration Tools” on Windows 7 (or Vista), is there a way to make the tools (such as DHCP or DNS) remember servers that I work with on a regular basis?
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What extra permission settings were added in Windows Server 2003 over Windows Server 2000?

We have a domain controller currently running Windows Server 2000, and we're in the process of upgrading some of our workstations to Windows 7. The problem is that users are getting access denied ...
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RDP Connection to XP from Windows 7 crashes part of XP

I have some XP machines that my users RDP into. If I RDP into the machine from something other than a Windows 7 box, and then RDP into the machine with a Windows 7 box, the XP machines crash (not BSOD ...
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Could I use Windows 7 instead of Windows SBS 2008 for this server?

First off, I'm not a sys admin. I'm just a software developer trying to help out my parents' small business. Right now they have one server, a domain controller with a P4 processor running Windows ...
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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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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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Turn off SMTP on Windows 7

I have a large asp.net web application I need to run locally. The application has a large amount of email services and I want to make sure I don't send any email accenditally as I don't know all the ...
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Error when restoring database (Windows 7 test environment)

I have a windows 7 operating system as a test environment. I have SQL Server EE installed with two instances, named as test and production. I took a full backup from AdventureWorks database from test ...
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Accessing SQL Server over Workgroup

I have two machines: A: Win 2008 server B: Windows 7 They are on the same workgroup, and I enabled network discovery. So on the server, I have SQL Server installed with a SQL Server account (mixed ...
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Is ODBC on Windows 2003 slower than on Windows 7?

I am seeing some MSSQL 2005 performance issues, and I am trying to diagnose the cause. I am using SQL profiler to gather query execution times. Both the client (using ODBC), and the SQL server are ...
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Process out of memory (but RAM still available) - How to increase process memory cap?

Doing copy/paste in Visual Studio 2010 RTM on Windows 7, 3GB ram machine, I was unable to copy text because of an error: Task Manager shows that devenv.exe is using a little more than 500MB. ...
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Can't reset Windows 7 Registry permissions

I am trying to reset win 7 registry permissions using secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose /areas REGKEYS But i am receiving the following error: An ...
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Error configuring SQL Reporting Services 2005 on Windows 7

I've installed SQL Server 2005 with Reporting Services on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and when I try to configure it when clicking on "Windows Service Identity" I get this error message: There was an ...
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Windows: redirect stdout and stderror to nothing

I have a command I am running produces a ton of output, I want to silence the output without writing to a file. I have used the following to send all output to a file, but again I don't want any file ...
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Prevent Roaming profiles from syncing certain elements

I'm somewhat new to the Server 2008 front, and I'm afraid I've hit my first snag: I've set up roaming profiles, and they appear to be working too well. Is there a way to limit, ideally on a ...
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Uninstall IIS on Windows 7

I've just rebuilt my development machine and installed IIS. I then installed the Web Deployment tool and used this to restore my previously-backed-up websites to the clean machine. Unfortunately the ...
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Office 2007 running under Windows 7 is slow to save files to network

Saving an Excel or Word 2007 file to a network share is very slow in Office 2007. It might take as long as two minutes two save a 100kb file. What could be causing this? The network share is hosted ...
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Changing the VM memory size and Windows Activation

How often am I allowed to change the memory size for a Windows 7 VM (guest) before it requires reactivation? Other than using Snapshots - is it possible to make Windows 7 aware that it's running ...
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How do you do a keyword search the Services.msc (mmc) window in Windows 7?

When you want to run a service, you have very limited capabilities, in all current Windows versions, as far as I can tell. I usually start Services by typing "services.msc" into the Start->Run box, ...
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Bypass RDP Client Warning

How do I bypass the security warning in the RDP Client everytime you launch it from a RDP shortcut? The message title reads: "The publisher of this remote connection cannot be identified. Do you ...
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How to set up a serial connection to a Windows 7 computer

I need to set up a "dial in" connection to a Windows 7 (Ultimate) computer via a serial null-modem cable to be able to connect from a Windows XP client to that computer and exchange data over IP. ...
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How do I login to SQL Server without having to use “Run as Administrator” when starting Management Studio, in Windows 7?

When I start Management Studio, unless I use the "Run as Administrator" selection, I cannot login to my local SQL Server. Is this normal? I am a normal developer and don't believe I have a need for ...
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Create and Utilize a Vista VHD via Windows 7

I have a windows 7 base install and a windows 7 vhd. I am attempting to create the scenario where when I boot up I have the option of loading the windows 7 base, the windows 7 vhd or a vista vhd. ...
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Run as another user, but also as administrator

I am trying to debug a virtual machine (VM) running on a remote computer from my workstation (A). Both VM and A are running Windows 7 Enterprise. Apparently, I need to start the Remote Debugger ...
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Associate file extension to application running in XP MODE

I'm running a legacy application in XP mode under Win7 Professional. The application installs, runs and publishes fine (appears in win7 start menu by itself after install). However, when I want to ...
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Does removing admin rights really mitigate 90% of Critical Windows 7 vulnerabilities found to date? as reported by beyondtrust.com

Beyondtrust.com published a report, somewhat recently, claiming among other quite compelling things, "90% of Critical Microsoft Windows 7 Vulnerabilities are Mitigated by Eliminating Admin Rights" ...
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Error: Unable to load OraOps10.dll

I have NT services compiled with 32 bit version of oracle client on windows 7, but when I run this service on windows 2008 I get error: Unable to load OraOps10.dll. I guess that this is because I ...
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Authenticating Windows 7 against MIT Kerberos 5

I've been wracking my brains trying to get Windows 7 authenticating against a MIT Kerberos 5 Realm (which is running on an Arch Linux server). I've done the following on the server (aka dc1): ...
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Should I use Windows deployment server to deploy Windows 7?

I've installed the Windows Deployment Server role on to Windows 2008 R2, I've found the Windows PE .wim file from the Windows 7 AIK and added it to my deployment server. On a client I can now do a ...
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Windows 7 Run as non admin user from command prompt

Hi I run as admin on my machine and want to run an executable as non admin user from the command prompt (without logging off). I'm running on windows 7 64 bit OS. Is possible? Thanks.
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Access denied when starting SQL Server Express from command line

Windows 7 computer running SQL Server Express 2008 (sp1). When I try to run net start mssql$sqlexpress I receive an error: System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied The SQL service is ...
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The session setup from the computer <computerName> failed to authenticate

Every once in a while, I get a client PC that won't be able to log into the domain. This morning it was telling us that the trust relationship between the pc and the domain failed. I checked the event ...
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Virtual PC, XP mode. Bidirectional parallel port physical LPT1 not available in VPC XP mode?

I need my LPT1 port to be available in XP mode. In the "guest" window, it shows up in system hardware, but it is not available to the application. If I look into Tools, settings there are no ...
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How to configure Remote desktop on window server 2008 R2?

I’m trying to connect over internet to my home workstation which has Windows Server 2008 R2 (Web Edition) installed from my PC at work (Windows 7 installed on it) via Remote Desktop. I configure the ...