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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Preventing applications from performing run once tasks for multiple users

In our environment we have several applications that are installed that have a need to run a little prompt the first time they run eg Media player, Google earth etc. The problem is we have many users ...
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How to Enable old networking protocols in Windows 7

A few days ago I installed Win7 32bit on a PC and it wouldn't talk to my Lacie NAS which is running WinXP embedded. My other Win7 PC's had no problem. After a bit of searching I found a forum post ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise UAC dialog pops under all windows

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 machine both at work and at home for some reason the UAC dialog windows like to pop UNDER all of my windows instead of on top of everything, is this a bug? It's not ...
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Joining Windows 7 Professional to a Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 domain fails

EDIT: I was using WI-FI to connect. Changing the connection to a cabled one made the Win 7 to join the domain successfully. (Have no clue as to why though). I have a windows 7 professional ...
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acessing a subnetwork from within a vm

I have a pc running windows 7. I have vmwareplayer running RHEL5 I have 1 physical ethernet connection. this ethernet connection is wired to a hub. there is another device on that hub that needs to be ...
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Event 4098, 0x80070533 Logon failure: account currently disabled?

Having started to upgrade our PCs to Windows 7 we have noticed that we are getting group policy warnings in Event Viewer such as: "The user 'Word.qat' preference item in the 'a_Office2007_Users ...
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windows 7 goes crazy after multiple rdp sessions

On several different windows 7 machines after using multiple rdp sessions, the local computer begins to act like a function key is locked on. Windows will start opening and closing windows as I type ...
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Change Win7 desktop background via Win2k3 Group Policy

I'm experiencing some strange behavior: I have set the following policies: User Configuration\Administrative templates\Desktop\Active Desktop Enable active desktop [enabled] Active Desktop ...
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Getting 0x80070043 error when accessing Samba share from Windows 7

I created a Samba share on my new Ubuntu 10.04 machine. When I try to access it from a Windows 7 client, I get network error 0x80070043 (The network path not found). However, I get this error when I ...
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Is it possible at all to install Ubuntu 10.04 on Windows 7 (64-bit) using its Virtual PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: To Run Linux (Ubuntu) on Windows 7, is using Virtual PC one of the best ways? It was said that Win 7's Virtual PC is not suitable for installing Ubuntu 10.04... Is ...
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Windows PE network setup

I'm walking through the following step-by-step guide for deploying Windows 7 via AIK: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd349348%28WS.10%29.aspx On step 4 (Capturing the Installation onto a ...
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Windows 7 AIK help

I've just got in a few Windows 7 (64, Windows 7 Professional) machines, and I'm trying to get the AIK 2010 working. I've set up one of the machines, and installed AIK and MDT on it. I've followed ...
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Can Windows power manager stop SYS HDD, if it is not in use?

I am running a windows 2008 server and trying to manage its power such that the system drive should stop if not used for 10 min. My all of other power settings including on my backup drive work except ...
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DNS Server Order Incorrect on Windows 7 via PPTP VPN to Windows 2003 Server

When I connect a Windows XP laptop via PPTP vpn to our Windows 2003 Server, the DNS Server order is correct: 192.168.8.3 208.67.222.222 208.67.220.220 But when I connect a Windows 7 laptop via PPTP ...
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How to connect to IIS and SQL Server Express on Windows 7 host from XP Mode

I am running IIS and SQL Server 2008 Express on my Windows 7 host, and I'd like to be able to connect to them in XP Mode. My host machine is not a part of a domain, only a workgroup. So far, I've ...
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Unable to print on a HP 2600n on SBS2003 over Windows 7 Pro

I have a SBS2003 with a HP 2600n installed on it. I am able to print from the server, the test page prints. From my computer, Windows 7 Pro, I am unable to print any document... What would be your ...
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How do I automatically add icons to windows 7 task bar?

I use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to install images and applications using a Lite-touch installation method. I would like to automatically add the icons to the "superbar" after installation so ...
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How does Windows 7 detect my switches?

I notices in the Network overview of Windows 7 that my switches are found on the path to the gateway, which baffled me completely. The last time I checked they just took the ethernet packages and ...
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How to allow a remote machine to connect to a mysql database?

I have a mysqld server running on a windows 7 machine. How can I allow a Windows Vista machine to connect to this server? I know I need to set some permissions using: grant all privileges to ...
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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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POC of take screenshot from XP virtual machine of windows 7 main machine

I searching any ideas of take screenshot of main machine on windows 7 from virtual machine on windows XP, have any ideas or proof on concept to can do this? Maybe from integration drivers or ...
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How can you import a root certificate to a machine level store in Windows 7

I have a service (Running as local system) that uses an SSL connection. Currently this connection fails because the remote host used a private CA to sign it's certificate. For previous operating ...
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Problems enabling BitLocker on Windows 7 enterprise

I had BitLocker turned on originally when I loaded the computer but had to turn it off to do some testing. I recently tried to turn it back on and I continue to get the following error: A required ...
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Printer deployment via Group Policy not working on a single system

One of my coworkers just got a new laptop running Windows 7 Pro x64. We use a GPO to deploy the printers to every system, but for some reason it is not working on this system. I have been breaking my ...
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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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Windows 7 - Group Policy - Allow RDP Credentials to be Saved

Im trying to use RDP and save my credentials in a file so I dont have to entire it each time I connect. I remember doing it before and it involved changing a group policy setting. What exactly do I ...
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Win 7 Remote Desktop connection failure when already logged in

I have a bit of a strange problem, magnified recently by my broadband dropouts. I wasn't sure whether to post this on SU or SF, so I thought I'd start here as more users would be likely to know what ...
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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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Syncronization inside the same PC

I work in a company without a server and operating in diferent countries. Because of this we work on a virtual office basis and share files through a virtual server called Drop Box. I'm the controller ...
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WHS - client does not shutdown after backup

I have my WHS/Win 7 laptop configured to do automatic backups through the connector. The backups run just fine every night. I put my computer in hibernate when I go to bed, it wakes and runs the ...
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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 ...