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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Windows 7 VPN to OS X Server error 629, Tried a lot of options

I am having a hard time connecting to my office server in which I am the admin of. I have recently wiped the hard drive and re-installed os x yosemite with os x server. I use a Windows 7 machine at ...
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Process Monitor fails to start on a 64 bit computer

When I try to start Process Monitor from SysInternals on some 64 bit windows 7 machines,the process fails to start. There is no error message. I double click and nothing happens. Other 64 bit windows ...
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Installing VirtIO drivers on Win7

Context: I am attempting to convince a 64bit Win7 VirtualBox image to run under OpenStack, and Windows isn't my usual platform. Installing the Virtio drivers hasn't been going well. Thus far, what has ...
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Why would simply opening a folder from a Mac cause Windows to refresh?

Here's a weird one. We have a printing company with a file server running Windows 2012. (Local user accounts; pretty much a plain vanilla setup.) The folks on the prepress team are using Macs to place ...
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Is it possible to set up a secondary WUServer in registry or with 3rd tools client side?

Is it possible to set a secondary/backup Windows Update server in case a WSUS server get down for whatever reason, purely client side ? If yes, how ? I have set up a WSUS server on a small business ...
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Applying group policy loopback to any user on specific computers

In a server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 environment, I have a GPO that specifies screen saver settings in the user settings policy for the entire domain. However, for specific computers, this is not ideal. ...
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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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Script to delete temp files for all users in XP, Vista, and 7

Basically, we have numerous customers running XP and 7 with a few Vista machines. I've found this batch script, but it is limited to the current user (uses the %userprofile% environment variable). ...
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Can browse, but can't ping

I am behind a corporate network. I am unable to use git, since it can't resolve server names fatal: Unable to look up someserver.org (port 9418) (No such host is known. ) I can't ping that server ...
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Setting date format in unattended Windows deployment

Our organization would like to use the ISO date format (known in Windows as yyyy-MM-dd). I've configured this in our image. When I deploy the image, it replaces the date format with the default ...
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Can't ping my Window 7 machine from within a Windows XP virtual machine [closed]

I have Windows 7 installed as my primary operating system, on a laptop that's on my home network (wireless). I'm using Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 to run a virtual machine of Windows XP SP3, in ...
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Single machine domain with Windows 7 OS

Is it possible to setup one single machine with Windows 7 x64 OS and somehow make it work as if it's part of a certain domain? So domain controller would be simulated in some way? I would like to ...
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How to activate Windows 7 using sysprep unattend.xml?

How can one activate Windows 7 deployed via an image through SysPrep using an unattend.xml file? This is the code I've written so far: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend ...
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IE Setting in group policy — Disable automatically detect setting in LAN Settings

have been trying to hunt this down for weeks with no luck. i need a way to disable a setting.. in IE. Tools > Connections > Lan Setting i need to uncheck "automatically detect settings" does ...
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Cannot RDP into Windows 7 over VPN

The exact scenario where it fails: I am unable to RDP into any Windows 7 or 2008 R2 servers within a certain subnet, while connected to the network via VPN. Windows 7 Client connected through the ...
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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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RSOP resolves wrong computer name

I have imaged a computer using Acronis Snap Deploy. The source computer from where the image have been taken is SOURCEW7, and the computer created with this image is W7TEST When I do a RSOP ...
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Windows Deployment Services Windows machines don't join automatically DNS wrong ip

At my work we swapped out servers and starting from scratch. Previously had WDS on the old server and would join computers automatically to domain and push the correct DNS values on the client ...
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Is Windows 7 RC stable enough for limited production deployment?

With the Windows 7 RC out today, and it being good for a year before expiring makes for a compelling argument to deploy it in limited production usage internally. I tested the Windows 7 Beta and was ...
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Storing Windows Installation Files on Hard Drive

I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 on to a new hard drive from a USB key. I want to copy the installation files from the USB key somewhere on the HD, so that when Windows asks for the Windows ...
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How to install RSAT on remote Windows 7 workstations using Powershell in 2003 AD

How do I install and enable RSAT tools on remote Windows 7 Workstations using Powershell? Actually this process I think has 2 parts: Installing the tools Enabling the features; How can this be ...
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How to preinstall a Windows 7 device driver or prevent install prompt?

I am trying to silently install Cisco IP Communicator software as part of a system deployment. For deployment, I am using KACE 2000 which basically lets you compile sets batch files and run them in a ...
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Running powershell like a process to monitor for event changes

I would like to have powershell manage network profiles for me depending on where I connect to. Mostly for my three work locations I jump between. I need specific IP off the wireless networks so I can ...
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Add language bar with two settings for all users in domain on local computer?

I have a Windows 7 computer that needs to have both English and Spanish (US) language settings enabled. It is on the domain. Multiple users will use this machine, and it will be the only machine with ...
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Opensearch Connector for SharePoint 2013 Foundation not returning any results

I want to connect the SharePoint search to the local windows 7 search via an opensearch connector. But when I search for something it always return no results but the search on wbsite link works. The ...
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Windows 7 NNTP Server [closed]

I am doing some development that requires some interaction with an NNTP server, however I don't want to develop against a live server for obvious reasons and am trying to get a local NNTP server setup ...
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Best way to manage two Win 7 computers without a server

A customer has just purchased two new computers which I need to manage and support. Ideally this would be done with a server using domains and group policys to manage everything, but this is obviously ...
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How does “net use” work in windows 7 for printer connection?

I've been using "net use" successfully to connect to shared drives on my network with Windows 7. Now, I am trying to connect a Windows 7 computer to a shared printer on a windows 7. So, on the ...
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How to view local site on mobile? [closed]

I have a windows 7 laptop and a phone, both connected to my home wifi network. I have a local site running on my IIS7 windows laptop. If I type localhost, I can see the default page. The problem is ...
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Running IIS8 local server not working [closed]

I have a windows 7 laptop and I want to set up IIS8, php, mysql to run in a development environment, but I am having trouble. I opened IIS8, and when I click on my site "Default website" and click ...
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Certain PCs on a domain become unreachable. Solved by unplugging/plugging ethernet

I have a domain of approximately 30 PCs. All but 3 are running Windows 7 Professional, the others are running Windows 8.1 pro. I've noticed there are a handful of PCs that aren't reachable via ...
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Windows 7 DHCP Default Gateway not Overridden by manual Default Gateway

We have recently installed Windows 7 for student computers. All student computers must be routed through our content filter which is located at 192.168.0.63. This was done in WinXP by adding a Default ...
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How do you force an update to a user's group membership in Windows 7?

I am writing a web application that uses .NET Windows Authentication and relies on a user's group membership to Authorize them to various areas of the website. Right now I'm on a dev machine that IS ...
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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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Outlook 2013 won't connect to Office 365 (Exchange)

I have a multiple users with a roaming profiles on a windows server 2008R2 domian. One of these 2013 Outlook profiles won't connect to Exchange on one of the computers. Here's what I've tested: Let's ...
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Intermittent limited access to network share over VPN

I'm looking for ideas for what to check. I've got a user that has issues when she connects to our network over VPN, but never has issues when she's connected in the office. The issue is with one of ...
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Lotus Notes Error - “Specified Network name no longer available”

I work for a bank who is using Lotus Notes email and during the transition from Windows XP to Windows 7 the Lotus Notes client was upgraded from Client 8.0.2 to 8.5.3. Given that these were the only ...
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can I script leaving/joining a domain (and not have to reboot)?

I've been getting this message a lot lately: I'm building a few Windows VMs. The fix is to leave the domain and then rejoin it. It's a bit labor intensive though... is there any way to do this via ...
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Permission Denied on authentication in sshwindows

I'm having trouble for authentication on my windows machine using OpenSSH with following this instructions However the result was not the same. Once I run the SSH using services permission was denied ...
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Win7 loses connection to network shares after resume unless server specified using FQDN

My Win7 client has a connection to a Linux server and its shared folders. The problem occurs when the computer wakes up after a sleep and then one of the shared folders is not accessible. I receive ...
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Pass unlock credentials to powershell script

I have a powershell script that is run as a scheduled task and is triggered to run "On workstation unlock". The script is programmed to reconnect an SSTP VPN connection if the connection becomes ...
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Shutdown clients when no one is logged in at a specified time

At our company, the people stop working at 7PM. At 8PM we run a scheduled task with GPO to warn the logged-in user that the computer is going to shutdown. This works fine. When no one is logged-in ...
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Is IPSEC used by default on Win7/'08-R2 NFS (TCP139/445&UDP137/138)

We'd like to share files through an Win08R2 EC2 instance with clients (Windows 7 machines) through the default NFS (i.e. avoiding 3rd party software like Dropbox/Aws-s3 etc.). Encryption at rest is ...
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No admin console, not listening in port when server in STARTING state

I installed a WebLogic 11g (10.3.6) server and an application inside it. When the application is set up correctly, the server enters STARTING state (and henceforth I only see my own application's ...
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Sysprep and unattend.xml: remove local user account on windows 7

We are deploying Windows 7 using WDS. We want to remove the local user account which was created during setup. We don't need this account since the machines join a domain and a domain user account is ...
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How to run a program marked as requiring elevation via UAC without actual elevation on Windows 7?

I have a program, specifically an installer, which is marked is requiring elevation with highestAvailable approach. I am using an administrator account with UAC at the highest level. Is it possible ...
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Open .xml attachments in “default program” instead of Internet Explorer

Disclaimer I posted this question on Super User without any responses, but I am working on a domain and want to change many computers as an administrator, so I believe it is also on topic here. ...
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How is NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS env variable generated?

I have a couple of HP BL460Cs that are being tested to determine which processor we want to go with when we start upgrading our equipment, and there's a problem with this environment variable on one ...
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Port 445 open to Mac but closed to Linux?

I'm running a Windows 7 Ultimate, and I'm attempting to set up file sharing (SMB). I have a Linux system which can't seem to connect. When running mmap in Linux to scan port 445, I see that the port ...
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Server 2012 GPO: PowerShell Script on Computer Startup not running

I've got a couple of Server 2012 instances on Amazon EC2 and I'm in the process of setting up the GPOs. All of the settings of the GPOs are being applied fine, except none of the PowerShell scripts ...