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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.NET 4 Framework installation freezes Windows 7 [closed]

So I had a problem when installing VS2010, it froze during .NET 4 installation. I tried installing standalone Framework installation and during the install it freezes computer completely, demanding a ...
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Very slow network copy from windows 7 to windows 2008 r2 server

I am having an issue where users have started to experience very slow transfer speeds both to and from my Dell server. When I say started, the only thing that has changed is that as of Sunday, we ...
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Windows 7 Screen Saver timeout problems using GPO

In our Windows 2003 domain, we are enforcing screensavers with timeouts through GPO. The settings currently in effect are: Screen Saver = Enabled Screen Saver executable name = ...
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Is it possible to store a credential for Windows Authentication to an Analysis Services server?

SQL Server Analysis Services uses Windows authentication for server connections. Typically, you assign your domain account to a role (or the server administrator list), and then connect to the server ...
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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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Mapped drives aren't syncing on workstations

It seems like a few workstations on our network aren't syncing with the mapped drives, pretty randomly, so for example, different users on the same computer would see different files on the mapped ...
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Application pools can not be started unless the Windows Process Activation Service(WAS) is running

Application pools can not be started unless the Windows Process Activation Service(WAS) is running. This is issue is coming while starting application pool in IIS 7 (windows 7 professional ...
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Mapped network drive not syncing

One computer in the network doesn't seem to sync a network mapped drive. It's part of a domain where computers seem to sync. Not sure how to change it. (users can't see sync folder option) Help !
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UAC never asks for admin password, denies access on admin-related tasks, on client computer. How to fix UAC?

I have a client computer, Windows 7 64 bit, connected to our network. The user who signs on is not an admin (according to our active directory). It's having credential issues which I'm trying to fix ...
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Why Does WMI (Capturing) Boot Image Require “wpeutil initializenetwork” To Be Ran?

I don't get why I have to take the extra steps to run "wpeutil initializenetwork" before my NIC card is turned on and working within the WMI Capture (WinPE) GUI. I have the drivers added to the image ...
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Smartcard Logon: The domain specified is not available. Please try again later

I'm standing up a test lab. Using AD CS, I've deployed a smartcard logon cert to an HID Crescendo C1150. When I attempt to log on to a WIN7 workstation with the smartcard, I'm greeted with: The ...
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Users still get UAC prompt after allowing printer install and alter LAN connection by GPO?

I've implemented the following Group Policy settings to allow non-admins to install printer drivers and to enable / disable their wifi: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network ...
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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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After imaging a drive, you receive the message “This copy of Windows is not Genuine” on Windows 7

I recently imaged the hard drive in my computer to a new SSD drive hoping to be able to quickly and easily swap the original drive with the new SSD drive. When I booted to Windows after installing the ...
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Is a Windows 7 System Image a literal copy of the sectors on the disk?

Or is it just effectively a file by file copy of what's on the disk? The reason for the question is that we need to restore some deleted files but the physical disk no longer exists. However, we do ...
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Disable Removable Storage classes doesn't work via GPO on Windows 7

Could you please help me with very strange situation: Test environment: DC - Windows Server 2012R2, Workstation - Windows 7 Professional N SP1 Case: disable USB via Group Policy. Normally, I go to ...
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How to add a serial port to a Windows 7 guest VM using Xen server 6.5?

We wonder how to add a SERIAL PORT (COM2) into a guest HPVM Windows 7 64 bits in a xen server 6.5 bare metal hypervisor. We have some clients connecting through RDP v8.1 (from Win7-64 to Win7-64) ...
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How do companies handle the need for different Java requirements on the same user?

In our company, we use GPOs to push software updates such as Java updates. We have about 150 users in different offices located in different countries, all using Windows 7. We have a few ...
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Allowing users to install fonts in Windows 7 (through GPO)

This is somewhat related to my previous question, http://serverfault.com/questions/48155/why-do-installed-fonts-disappear-after-reboot. Having got the font install issue sorted out under XP just ...
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How to implement a dead man switch in Windows 7?

I am looking for a way to make domain-joined Windows 7 laptops brick themselves after 90 days of no-contact with a domain controller. I do not want the laptop to wipe itself or anything severe like ...
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Adding a DNS A record to a Win 2008R2 server from an Win 2008R2 server or Win7 via Powershell

I recently discovered that it is possible to simply automate DNS entry administration with a nice cmdlet: Import-Module DnsServer Add-DnsServerResourceRecordA -Name mail2 -IPv4Address 192.168.0.10 ...
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What is the host key of Windows 7 Virtual PC and where can you change it?

Does anyone know which key is the host key of Windows 7 Virtual PC and where I could change it to a different one? Before Windows 7 the host key was changed in the option menu of Virtual PC but the ...
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Putty blank when connected to Cisco Catalyst 3500

I'm using the normal blue RJ45 to DB9 cable plugged into my Cisco Catalyst 3500 series XL switch. That cable is connected to a serial-to-usb adapter that I got from Monoprice, and that is plugged into ...
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NTP with Authentication on Windows System

Can we configure NTP Server with Authentication on Windows System i.e Window Server 2008 R2 Standard or Windows 7 Operating System. I need to sync time securely for my Cisco Switch and Router and for ...
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Windows 7 Printing to a network printer

We have a print server running Windows Server 2008. Clients that use Windows XP with a logon script to map have no problems printing. When I test printing to a network printer on a Windows 7 machine, ...
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Win7: Will doing “Run as administrator” on a .BAT file allow regsvr32 enough privlieges to register a DLL or OCX?

Will doing "Run as administrator" on a .BAT file allow regsvr32 enough privlieges to register a DLL or OCX? The .bat file contains: regsvr32 -u SomeOCX.ocx regsvr32 SomeOCX.ocx Or, does the logged ...
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What right does a domain administrator have in a SBS and Win 7 environment?

What rights and priviliges does a domain administrator have in a SBS and Win 7 environment?
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How to SSH to Windows 7 as a privileged user

Once openSSH/Cygwin is installed and working on Windows 7, it seems like any user you use to ssh into the Windows 7 box takes on plain user privileges. That is, the user cannot execute privileged ...
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Office 2010 to Non-Administrators

I have an image of Windows 7 with Office 2010 installed that I'm trying to push out to my domain users but when they open Office for the first time, it asks them for a username and password for an ...
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as a domain member, 'run with administrative privileges' always asks for hostname

Since we run Windows 7-clients in our windows-server domain I have a specific use case that has become more inconvenient: On the client-site, being logged-on as an user with restricted rights and ...
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How to run a restricted set of programs with Administrator privileges without giving up Admin acces (Win7 Pro)

I have a shared system, running Windows7 X64, restricted to a 'standard user' with no password. Not everyone who has access to the system has the administrator password. This works rather well, ...
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Executing Windows administrative shell commands on Windows using Python

I have a batch script using Windows shell commands to perform several administrative actions. The script is running great on Windows 7 but when i try launching it from Python 2.6 nothing happens: ...
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Can a batch run as admin launch another batch as limited user?

I have a batch that is being run with administrative privileges on a Windows 7 machine. That batch has to run another batch, which should access a mapped network drive. However, network drives are ...
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How do I automatically elevate privileges to install applications that require admin privileges?

I'm currently managing a large group of Windows 7 machines where no one has privileges to install applications (all 64-bit Enterprise version of Windows 7). Because no one has privileges to install ...
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How to run a command as administrator on Windows7 from a command line?

I need to run tscon.exe 0 /dest:console remotely = not manually on Windows7 as an administrator. More info here How to use tscon on Windows7? I did my research and OPTION 1 - runas for user ...
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VPN Connection keep asking administrative password in win 7

I'm sorry if I ask in the wrong forum. I'm not sure it is actually a networking problem, but I haven't found a proper forum for my question so far. I setup a vpn connection for a pc in a store to the ...
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SvcHost CPU usage jumps from service to service in netsvcs group

Hopefully this is a variation on the previous svchost.exe troubleshooting questions. We initially got reports of slow performance on a number of Windows 7 PCs. Resource Monitor showed that the IP ...
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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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Standard Setting for Audit Policy in Local Group Policy Editor

Please let me know what is the standard Setting for below Security Setting ( Audit Policy ), which are followed in most of the Company. For Eg:- Should i set ' Success & Failure ' for ' Audit ...
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Querying supported 802.11 protocols through WMI?

Is it possible to query a network adapters supported 802.11 protocols through WMI? The computers I'm trying to do this on are all running windows 7 professional. I know it's possible to look up the ...
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How to connect multiple VPNs using OpenVPN on Windows 7 on the same time?

I work most of the time remotly from home. To gain access to the different servers (via SSH) I have to use OpenVPN. I would like to connect to all of them (three, sometimes four) at once, so I dont ...
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How to perform remotely a kill-switch on Windows 7?

I need to remotely perform a kill-switch on a Windows 7 Enterprise computer connected to an AD. Specifically, I need to remotely access the machine without visible user interaction (I have a domain ...
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How to reboot Windows 7 safely in an automated way

I have some Windows 7 PC's mainly doing the SW build I am rebooting the PC every Sunday automatically (via Scheduler) using the following command shutdown /r /f This works mostly but in some case ...
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In Windows 7, why can't I use perfmon against a remote server?

I am on Windows 7 and trying to run perfmon against Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 servers. I am running into the same issue with all remote machines. When creating a data collector set, I specify a ...
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Remotely renaming a domained Win 7 computer

I'm having a hard time figuring out how to rename a Windows 7 computer remotely. This is for automating Win 7 builds in a vSphere 5 environment, and I'm trying to get it as hands-off as I can. So far ...
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Faulty inetres.adml on Windows 7 client?

I am a system integrator in training and I've been running into an issue when setting up our systems. After installing all updates on Windows 7 there is an error message when opening the Group Policy ...
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PNAgent IconCache size increases after every windows logon

Xenapp 6.5 farm with Webinterface 5.4.0 on WinServer2008R2 Citrix Online Plugin 12.3.08 After login to a standard Windows7 machine, Citrix Online Plugin gets automatically started. The Logon process ...
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Permission to enable\disable devices in device manager without admin rights?

Short question: Can you use group policy to allow users to disable\enable devices without giving them full administrative rights to a machine? More detailed: We have machines that crash on ...
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Installing printers drivers in Windows 7 clients with Win server 2003 AD

Dears, I've an issue with installing drivers on windows 7 which keep asking for permission to add the printer driver on other hand i haven't faced this issue with XP clients. My AD is windows ...
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VirtualBox: grain table inconsistency

The setup in question is as follows: Windows 7 64bit host running VirtualBox. The guest machine is running Windows XP 32bit. After a power failure on the host box, the guest machine cannot boot and ...