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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How to retrieve the installation ID and confirmation ID for Windows 7?

I am a systems administrator and we are getting ready to deploy Windows 7 to our users. In our process of learning about activation, we activated a Windows 7 computer with our MAK key using Internet ...
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What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?

Note: the base problem for me is to be able to access a network share that I (Win 7 admin user) have set up when I run an elevated program. Normally the elevated program will not have access to my ...
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Prevent Flash Updates - Win 7

I wish to prevent the Adobe Flash player from checking for updates on all domain computers. In principle it's as simple as creating a UTF-8 format file name mms.cfg in the ...
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Can drive swapping break a win7 system image backup?

I've got a friend with a 1tb raid10 and 2 separate hot swappable 1tb drives runnin win7 ultimate. I created a scheduled task that would create a system image backup of the main raid array to the 1tb ...
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Can Win7 HP to access Server 2003 via RDP?

I have the Remote Desktop Connection installed on Windows 7 HP, but when I type in the full server name of my Windows Server 2003 box, it fails to connect. Can I fix this, or do I need Windows 7 Pro? ...
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How do I set up Windows 7 computers in a phased approach using a KMS key?

I am a network administrator at my place of employment and we are getting ready for deploying Windows 7 Enterprise and Office 2010 Professional Plus in our organization. We are wanting to use a KMS ...
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Win7 cannot connect to machines by name, but can connect by IP address

I have a home network with a DIR-655 router, 1 XP PRO desktop, 1 Win7 laptop. From the Win7 machine, I can ping the XP machine, and I can access shared folders if I use IP address, but I cannot use ...
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How to fix error - The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000006)

I'm trying to fix a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, from a friend. Microsoft Office and Windows Live Messenger are no longer working, whenever any of those programs are launched (excel, ...
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Kicked from Windows 2003 Server and need to reboot

The situation is: Several Win7 users are connecting to a database housed on a Win2k3 Enterprise server and every so often they will get kicked out of the server entirely. They lose all of the ...
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DNS errors with split-tunneling VPN

The user was trying to connect to his VPN at our remote site. He uses Windows 7 and a split-tunneling VPN and has connected with no problems many times before. He connected successfully but no DNS. I ...
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Vista / 7 Base Filtering Engine Prevents All Incoming Connections

After last months batch of Windows updates, no one can RDP into their machines. Doing a bunch of testing turns up that you can't connect to ANY of the ports on the machine. Stopping the 'Base ...
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How to access NFS shares from Windows 7?

We have a group of users who run Windows and access files on a Linux box. Historically, they've been on XP and we run Samba on the Linux box. No problem. Now we're testing Windows 7 and finding ...
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Permission denied (publickey) error

I'm trying to connct to github via shh with using following command: ssh -v github.com But i have error Permission denied (publickey). I generated rsa keys with ssh-keygen command keys are located ...
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Creating a tgz file on a remote server without using local harddrive

I have a fairly ancient Fedora server which I have inherited from another company. I only have access to the server VIA SSH. Here are some details of the server: Linux REMOVED 2.6.15-1.1831_FC4 #1 ...
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Following Windows SymLinks in network shares

I have a shared folder, let's call it e:\folder2\ 'Everyone' has read permission to the share and file system. From a command line, with pwd at e:\folder2\ I ran mklink /D slF1 e:\folder1 ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop with Windows 2003 Unable to Copy/Paste Files

I am attempting to copy/paste files between Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 across a Remote Desktop connection (in the same domain, if it matters), but I am unable to successfully do so. I have ...
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Windows XP/7: custom routing for VPN connection

We are dealing with a badly configured VPN connection from a vendor, which set up the default gateway but doesn't route traffic anywhere beyond their VPN zone. I managed to do some ad-hoc routing to ...
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Using Windows XP Mode Virtual Machine on a Domain

I've followed the instructions and installed and configured the Windows Virtual PC XP Mode. I've added it as a machine on the network and can log into it and use network resources. In the process I ...
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access vmware workstation from outside of host machine

i have a vmware workstation guest machine running on my windows 7 box. i'd like to be able to access the guest machine from other machines on the physical network. a single port is enough. is there a ...
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Last Logged on User on Offline Windows Installation

Recently at work, I was wondering if there was a quick batch command I could use to look at some output and quickly determine which was the last user who logged on. Users do not have roaming ...
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Windows VAMT 2 not showing keys remaining activation count

I manage a test network consisting in a dozen windows server (mostly 2008r2). All the servers use MAK keys (from MSDN or technet). I have recently decided to start using Volume Activation Management ...
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Screensaver via Windows 7 Group Policy Problems

My organisation has recently deployed Windows 7 Professional. Users who log onto these machines have a blank screensaver and a lockout idle time of 10 minutes, deployed via group policy. After the ...
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How to restore with multicast 3 systems: Windows 7, Windows 2008 and Linux?

We have used an old version of Norton Ghost to do backups and restores of computers. There are few groups of computers with the same hardware and we have used multicast. We have had Windows XP, ...
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How to connect to Fritz Box/AVM VPN with Windows 7? [closed]

How to establish a connection with Fritz Box VPN from Windows 7 without any special client tools? Some people means that Fritz Box uses IPSec with ESP mode...
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Win 7 Explorer backup and long paths

I use Explorer to do backups because Win 7's backup program asks me to take backups previously done and to put them back in the drive. I am opposed to that idea since I believe backups should remain ...
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Administering Windows 7 clients from a 2k3 server?

I'm doing a rollout of new machines with Windows 7 this summer, and moving all the clients in my department from XP to Windows 7. The domain controller is running 2k3 Server SP2. Most of the Group ...
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Tracking number of IOs to disk on Windows

I'm trying to compare 2 versions of a backup software product. I setup all IO to go to a dedicated drive. Is there a way with performance monitor (or anything else) to track the number of IO ...
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Apache Aliases On Windows 7

Well, hi everybody. I'm trying to make aliases working on Apache & Windows 7. So, this is what I have: <IfModule alias_module> Alias /TamasMobile/ ...
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AclPermissionsFacet fault install SQL-2008-R2

While attempting to do an installation repair of SQL-2008R2, I'm failing the pre-check rules. Module that is failing is AclPermissionsFacet - with this message "The SQL Server registry keys from a ...
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Can I automatically ROUTE ADD xxxx after i make a VPN connection in Windows 7?

after I make a VPN connection to my work/whatever, I currently have to go into the command prompt and manually add a route. eg. ROUTE ADD 10.1.0.0 255.255.0.0 172.16.3.0 METRIC 1 or whatever the ...
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Error 619 PPTP VPN on Windows 7

I have spent 3 hours trying to work this out but I'm all out of ideas. I have a 3G internet connection via a USB dongle and a Windows 7 laptop, I cannot connect to a PPTP VPN while connected to the ...
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Enable PC behind router to be pinged

I've got a Windows 7 PC running a webservice accessing the internet through a standard router. I forwarded the required ports in the router accordingly and was able to use the service successfully ...
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Cannot connect to remote desktop - win7 in both ends

Trying to connect a windows7 ultimate to another windows7 ultimate with standard windows remote desktop. The client is connected via wifi. The target is connected via a switch, and networkcable into ...
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Terminal server serial COM port redirection and USB-to-Serial adapter

I have a client(Windows 7 Pro) that make a connection to Windows terminal server through RDP, i have enabled COM port redirection for both server and client side, but the redirection doesn't happen ...
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Dive into 64 bit or hold off (do you have a crystal ball)

I'm planning my first workstation replacement schedule to hopefully replace 80 or so computers out of the 125 office. I know the limitations of the 32 bit OS is 3.5 GB of RAM. I believe RAM is the ...
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Why is the total size of my files on Windows 7 more than total disk size?

I have a virtual machine with Windows 7 x64 quest OS. When I boot from PE OS CD and run file manager (Total Commander) I see that the total size of my files on virtual machine is more than total disk ...
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My Windows 7 PC receives a double gateway from the DHCP server. Why?

I have a windows 7 pc in a windows 2003 server environment. every now and then (about twice a day), the gateway setting is changed to 0.0.0.0 and 192.168.1.1. Now, the 192.168.1.1 setting is correct, ...
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Cant get RDP to work with a 2wire router

I've got a 2wire router for uverse and I haven't been able to connect via RDP through this router. Here are the steps I've followed Setup a windows 7 box with RDP, patched and up to date Disabled ...
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Windows 7 Startup Repair Disjoining System From Domain

We have recently run into the following issue : Startup Repair : The Startup Repair tool can solve many common startup problems automatically. Startup Repair performs an exhaustive analysis to ...
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How to disable console host on Windows Server 2008 R2

Since Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 everytime you open a console program, the system opens another process called conhost.exe, to apply windows themes and enable the drag&drop functionality to ...
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Custom WIM image to be deployed through SCCM 2007 r2

I have captured a WIM file using imagex. It is windows 7 with a few apps that wouldnt install properly. I now want to deploy this through SCCM but for some reason it keeps failing. When it loads the ...
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Unable to ping sites outside my internal network (but able to browse to them without issue)

I'm having an issue pinging sites that are outside my network. I'm able to ping sites inside the network and I can ping sites outside the network from a different connection so I know it's not an ...
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Auto start a program (and run under other account) on user logon

I really like Mark Russinovich's Process Explorer so I'm always running it. I would like to automate this task of manually starting this process up every time I logon. But I want this program to run ...
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Remote Control for windows 7 machines

In the past (with windows XP) we have used the Altiris Deployment Console 6.9 SP3 to remote control our users machines. Since windows 7 has been released and deployed the remote control no longer ...
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PHP Files downloading (source code) instead of running, sometimes

I'm running Uniserver on windows 7, and it's been extremely difficult so far. At first, only files in subdirectories would not run properly. Now though (after a restart), all files do not work. ...
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Security changes between Windows 2008 (Windows 7) and 2008 R2?

Coming from the questions, for ex., Sharepoint 2010 - “We did not find any results for” keyword which identified the problem (but not solution) with the help of Mike Hacker's blog Crawler Issue with ...
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windows 7 firewall logging PID

i enabled my windows 7 firewall to by default block all outbound connections by default. i configure each and every program that needs network access in the 'Windows Firewall with Advanced Security' ...
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Automating Windows 7 setup

How do I create an iso which automatically enters product key,activates windows,selects timezone,creates users,randomely names the PC and gets it ready to go? I need help.... Thanks
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Local Settings in Windows 7 Roaming Profiles

We're planning a migration of several hundred desktops to Windows 7 and hitting a snag in our test lab with roaming profiles. Bit of background: Win 2003 FFL Currently all XP machines Roaming ...
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Invoking a COM Server Dll on a 64-bit Windows Machine

I originally posted this on StackOverflow, but I thought maybe ServerFault could be a better audience: I have 32-bit COM exe (written in FoxPro). This exe invokes a 32-bit COM dll (also written in ...