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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Easy way to convert PC within network to image server? [closed]

Maybe the question is a little misleading, so here goes. Without installing IIS or any other web server, is it possible to "host" images on a Windows 7 PC? Assuming my laptop in the network is called ...
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Windows 7 Cloned hard drive boot repair

I was handed a hard drive today and told to make a clone. The clone is supposed to be inserted in a workstation and booted up. I've never seen the hardware from the original, but I'm certain it ...
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SCCM App Catalog won't install applications if started as user other than the one logged in

We have been playing around with SCCM's Application Catalog and have come across an interesting quirk. My manager has directed me to implement the catalog so that software that falls somewhere between ...
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How can I get LDAP to pass the currently logged-in user's credentials to a local Apache server?

I'm trying to get SSO (single-sign on) working on a local osTicket installation. I found the HTTP passthru plugin on the osTicket website and have installed it in osTicket. I've made sure the plugin ...
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Allow clients to run a server-installed program without being prompted by UAC

I'm trying to allow clients to run a program that's installed on our server. I've made a share of the complete installation folder and shared this with all users in our domain. However, when a user ...
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ensure “switch redundancy” on a network

I'm struggling in connecting two Windows 7 PCs (each with a 2 port Intel NIC) via two complete redundant paths. And I want to make it transparent to the services on that system. I was thinking on ...
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If XEN can convert my installed OS to guest OS? [closed]

Need to run multiple OS (Windows 7, Ubuntu 14.04, 12.04). Never use XEN before. Just want to check: Does XEN have to be installed on top of some OS? Can it be installed directory on a fresh computer ...
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Do Windows/Automatic updates happen when a PC is sleeping/standby?

Mostly interested in doing it on some Win7 laptops, a lot of people seem to believe its not possible. However I can't find any definitive Microsoft documents detailing it either way: This old ...
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Remote Desktop Connection to user on VPN

Scenario: Support is at work location. User is at home, connecting to work via VPN. The support person then get's user's IP via logged in users on VPN. He uses Remote Desktop Connection to connect ...
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Did I give access to my user folder by mistake?[Windows 7]

I shared a folder from my user in Windows 7. I want to understand if this led to sharing the whole user folder. This is the description of the issue: ...
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Is there a way to not show the user the size and available space of a mapped Windows Fileshare? [duplicate]

Is it possible to not show the user the disk size and available space on their mapped fileshares? I would like to not display "132GB free of 145GB" if possible. Server 2012 Windows 7
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How to determine what kind of key Win7 was activated with (retail or volume license)?

I am working with a non-profit organization that just had a pallet of computers donated to them. The computers have had their hard drives wiped so there is no operating system installed. They are a ...
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Error: “All disks holding extents for a given volume must have the same sector size, and the sector size must be valid.”

I was trying to create a mirrored drive in Disk Management, but I kept on getting this error: "All disks holding extents for a given volume must have the same sector size, and the sector size must be ...
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Change Gateway doesn't work on Windows 7

This PC was configured with 192.168.6.1. But I tried to change it to 192.168.6.51. Although route print showed the default gateway is 192.168.6.51, but the packets next hop is 192.168.6.1. IPv4 Route ...
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Samba: Windows' user missing home directory

I'm having issues with the home directory not showing up after logging in. I can add the home directory manually. The letter H: is missing when I try to map it manually though. It seems it's already ...
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Enterprise user accounts unable to modify (audio) volume via taskbar icon

Recently, all user accounts (even including domain administrators) are unable to make changes to the (audio) volume level via the volume notification icon in the taskbar. Clicking on it does not ...
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Delete User profile older than X days globllay from all the COmputer within domian. Server 2008 R2

I need little help for deleting all the user profile form the Computer within my domain. if user is not logged in to particular computer for Than x Day in my case 60 Days. i have tried with default ...
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Windows Workgroup - Maximum Workstations before a Domain is needed?

Several years ago I installed a Windows 2008 server and 8 PCs in a workgroup. Since then the client PCs have all been upgraded to Windows 7 Pro and the network has grown from the original 8 PCs to 23 ...
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Hardware requirements for 100 virtualized high performance Windows 7 desktops?

We are debating whether to add Client Hyper-V or VMWare Player Pro to new Windows 10 desktops later this year and have our developers run their developer tools in a Windows 7 VM on their local ...
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Force a specific theme for entire network using GPO

I am attempting to force a specific theme to all machines in my network. I know that the GPO "Load a Specific Theme" in: User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization Is ...
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Why isn't localhost resolving but other host entries are?

I have a Windows 7 machine that I am working on right now and am having trouble connecting to a local server that is bound to 0.0.0.0:1337 On all the other machines that run this configuration it ...
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Can I file search the entire Windows domain?

Servers: Windows 2008r2. Workstations: Windows 7 Pro. My company runs MasterCAM as it's 2D CAM package on the shop floor. We are in the process of planning an x6 to x9 upgrade. One of our ...
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Remote Web desktop requires Admin rights for initial launch

A client of ours has begun a rollout of a system that requires the use of Remote Desktop Web Access for their NOC. Each site is configured for RDWA and has a unique URI. When accessing the web ...
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Mapped Network Drive Dropping

We have a Head Office with a file server containing shared folders. Group Policy is used to map all of the network drives on every domain joined PC. One of our remote sites, connects back to Head ...
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Adding File Server to Trusted Sites through REG ADD Command

I'm trying to add a trusted site to a group of Win 7 computers that need to run batch files without security prompts. Adding the file server to trusted sites allows them to run. I don't want to ...
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Migrating web site from local PC to Windows 2008 R2 (IIS 7.5)

The company I work for is interested in moving a local Intranet web site I made for them from my test box to one of their servers. My testbox is running Windows 7 64x, and the server is running ...
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Connection issues with remote machine

My primary windows 7 desktop machine seems to have intermittent problems connecting to a specific host, shuningHost for our purposes. (Win Server 2008, running on VMWare I think). When I try to hit ...
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Folder Permissions for AD Users

When giving users permissions to specific folders, it applies those permissions to every single file and folder. I do want this but it takes a while for these permissions to be applied to every single ...
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“Modular” deployment tool for Windows 7?

I am new to posting in this forum (although I have browsed it quite a bit). I have received an (unpaid) internship to provide IT support for K-12 public schools in rural California. One of my first ...
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Remotely install Windows Updates with PsExec

Problem I am working on : I am now in charge of all the Windows machines of a company. All workstations are running Windows 7, I do not have a domain and there is no Windows Server running on the ...
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Run program at Windows 7 boot without user logging in

It's very unclear from the documentation I've found - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa376977(v=vs.85).aspx for instance whether ...
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Windows 7 pro- Normal boot up, but slow network login

got a question I'd like a little advice on. I have a user on out network who's got a laptop that boots up at a normal speed to the login page, but once he enters in his login credentials the system ...
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If network card supports 802.11n, does it mean it supports 5ghz band? [closed]

I've gotten a new router that broadcasts 2.4ghz and 5ghz bands. But my desktop could only see the 2.4ghz connection. I read from a website that as long as my network adapter supports 802.11a or ...
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Change different domain account without being admin Windows

I have 2 accounts on a domain. I can log into a citrix virtual desktop with the one account fine, but the other won't let me log into anything until I first change my password. I am remote, so I ...
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One KONICA MINOLTA printer reset to defaults settings on each reboot - Windows 7

I have a problem with the KONICA MINOLTA 224e printer driver for Windows 7 pro 64 bit. When a user changes the printer settings from the control panel, for example switching from color to mono, the ...
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Cannot access network shares by hostname over SSL VPN

I am connecting to a server at another location, I cannot access network shares by hostname (\server\share). I decided to ping the server to see if I could reach it, no luck. Pinged by IP and got a ...
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How to troubleshoot an internal website intermittently not displaying?

I recently migrated my company's intranet site from IIS on Windows 2003 to Apache on Ubuntu 14.04 and having been having a strange issue: once in a while, users get "This page can't be displayed" in ...
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Windows 7 Network Adapter Periodically Shows Disconnected

Description: My company is currently working on a project that utilizes 2 servers, and 1 client, running on an isolated network. Periodically, one or both of the servers will lose network ...
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Windows 7 behavior on network link between SonicWALL and pfSense

I have two networks behind two different firewall at the same site. I have linked them together by using a spare interface on each device. Network 1 - pfSense 10.0.10.0/24 Network 2 - SonicWALL ...
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WDS with Domain Admin Credentials Can't Join Windows 7 to Domain

I have a WDS server configured on Windows Server 2012 R2 running as a Hyper-V guest OS ontop of a Windows Server 2012 R2 physical server. I've installed and configured WDS and Microsoft Deployment ...
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Windows 7 versus 8 Access CNAME'd Share

Here's a situation that came up yesterday: we have a share on a machine we have to access using an alias (CNAME). The machine is running Windows Server 2012 R2, and services Windows 7 and 8 clients. ...
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User Unable To Login Remotly

When we configure a computers, we always connect it to our company domain after we add the user into our AD. So the next time we reboot the system we can login with the user credentials since we join ...
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Removing a computer from the domain

I'm a small business owner, I did have a server in my office but recently de-commissioned it and paid an IT company to come and do whatever was needed to remove the computers from its control. They ...
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10GBASE-T Performance in Windows 7

This is my scenario: -Workstation1: CPU i7-3770 / 16GB ram / Gigabyte Z77-D3H motherboard / Crucial CT256MX100SSD1 Sysyem Disk / Network adapter intel X540-T1 / Windows 7 64bit -Workstation2: CPU ...
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How to use Local Group Policy on Windows 7 to allow or block URL’s for chrome and firefox?

I am a regular user not system admin. I need the help to use local group policy to allow to open one domain. For example, www.xxxx.com to open on the chrome or firefox (third-party browser), and make ...
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Give permission to network service

I would very much appreciate some help because I am stuck with this problem for a while now. I am trying to do what is outlined in this answer: please see this answer But in those steps, I don't ...
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Excel File is not being locked by a certain user

I have a file on a network storage. That file gets locked when its in use by somebody else, except by one person. I had about 5 people test it, and only one user does not get the File is locked, ...
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Windows welcome screen delay

I'm having an issue with 50+ laptop/desktop machines. When the user logs into the machine with a wired/wireless connection it usually takes up to 5 minutes to get past the "Welcome screen" on Windows ...
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VMWare - Windows Update restarts host, guests lose data. Solutions? [closed]

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate as both the host and the guest under VMWare workstation 11. I try to keep both host and guest running all the time, though this is not a production system. On the ...
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Recommend troubleshooting steps for a Dell Sonicwall Netextender VPN that is intermitently extremely slow?

So I'm a developer and need to work from home on occasion and my company's VPN is slow as dirt, only for me apparently. Once i connect to VPN it doesnt really matter what im accessing (ie website, ...