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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Set default wallpaper for all users in Win7?

I'm looking for a way to standardize the default wallpaper on all PCs that get imaged and deployed to employees. We want to set a company wallpaper as part of the imaging process but we do not want ...
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Windows 7 GPO Preventing admins from interactively logging in, but still allowing Run As / permission escalation

I'm implementing security restrictions for a client who would like to prevent admin accounts from logging into workstations. For example each person has a user account and an admin account and only ...
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Access Apache22 server installed on guestOS(FreeBSD) from Host(Win7)

(I asked this question on SuperUser 3 days ago and had no answer...) I would like to access my freshly installed apache server (via ports) on my FreeBSD guestOS from Windows 7. So I set my virtual ...
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File transfering from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows 7 client is tremendously slow

I have main office and one branch. We have PTP 700mbit/s connection across them, and 1gb/s LAN at each office. The file server is at main office and its run on Windows 2008R2 Enterprise. Lately one ...
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Setting up Office 365 / Exchange 365 email in Mail (32-bit) without logging in as the user?

There's been a recent change in policy at the place where I work that I cannot login to a user account without the user being virtually or physically present. In order to setup their account at ...
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How do I remove a blacklisted IP from RealVNC server?

From my Windows Event Viewer I see that an IP is blacklisted, when trying to connect I get Connections: rejecting blacklisted connection: 192.168.1.89 Where is the blacklist maintained so I can ...
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WDS install not working, Fails

I am trying to deploy Windows 7 x86 with MDT 2013 and WDS (Server 2012 R2) but it is failing: WDS boots the litetouch WIM (32 or 64 bit) and Lite Touch takes over. I select the Task sequence (Windows ...
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Enable offline file sync for computer owner only

At the school I am interning at, all students and faculty have a mapped home folder known as the "M:" drive for storing files that they can access from all computers. For faculty who have laptops, we ...
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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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Expensive LDAP queries from Workstations

Troubleshooting high LSASS process on a DC found expensive queries originating from a few workstations. Each query is as follows: Visited Entries: 1Million+ Returned Entries: <50 (most of the ...
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User under windows server AD access Linux server using kerberos

I installed AD on windows 2008 r2 sp1 server . And had configured all things follow the issue http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms995329.aspx ...
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Who is reading my hard drive? (svchost) [closed]

I am using Windows 7 Pro. Using Process Monitor tool I see that Windows is constantly reading stuff and writing stuff to the hard drive. Most of the time under Process Name I can see what program ...
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Win7 VM network is flaky after migrating from Hyper-V 2012 to 2012R2 and upgrading integration software

I'm in the process of upgrading our Windows 2012 Hyper-V hosts to 2012R2. As part of this process, I am migrating existing VMs from the 2012 hosts to hosts that have already been rebuilt. These are ...
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Group policy waited for the network subsystem

In an AD domain with Windows Server 2008 R2 DCs users are complaining about delays in the bootup process of the clients. The group policy log reveals that the client is waiting ~ 20-50 seconds for ...
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Windows 7/8 Strongswan IKEv2 Wrong Gateway

I have setup Strongswan on Ubuntu 14.04 from the official package. I use IKEv2 with PKI authentication and a custom authorization plugin. This works great for Android and Ubuntu clients using ...
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Connecting to Remote Desktop using proxy and Remote Desktop Gateway?

I have setup a Remote Desktop Gateway server using Windows Server 2012 R2. I am using the Remote Desktop Gateway as an intermediary between to provide the remote desktop session over 443 since 3389 is ...
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Consistently slow domain logins / folder redirection

I've been trying to diagnose slow logins to my domain. One of my first stops was Domain login very slow 10+ minutes. So far I've been able to tell it has to do with my policy that applies folder ...
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\FileSystem\srvnet preventing computer sleep

I have what appears to be a pretty common issue. Basically, most of the computers on my company network won't go to sleep. After a lot of testing (disabling shared services, multimedia stream, etc...) ...
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Shares and printers on a server are not accessible for one workstation

The PC in question is running Windows 7 and the server is Windows Server 2012 Standard. Both machines can ping each other by IP and Name. I've tried flushing the DNS cache, removing the pc from the ...
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Error Code 0x800700a1 when trying to add registry key through GPO

I'm trying to add a new group policy to our domain so that images are automatically sent with emails in Outlook 2013. So I created the following GPO: This policy doesn't have any effect though. ...
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Ensure drive is mapped at login on laptop with strictly wireless

So, $software runs on a 'server' (windows client w/ file sharing to share out the db folder), and laptop client has the drive mapped and $software also installed. This is the vendor's recommended ...
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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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Alternatives to DriverPacks for Windows system deployment images?

I managed to prepare a Windows 7 Professional image with sysprep for deployment to a wide variety of hardware, and so far it works fairly well. It currently installs drivers upon first boot after ...
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Server 2008 R2 How to Change Windows 7 Basic Theme Color

We're deploying thin clients connecting to a terminal server farm. The computers have high visibility to the public and I would like them to at least look presentable and not like something out of ...
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Windows Event Log wrong Source column value

In the Event Viewer in Windows 7 there is a Source column that is set by my Windows Service application. The value is set to TOS and usually when a log entry is associated to my application, it has ...
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GPO: Applying a home page to Win7 and Vista Clients running IE9

I am trying to set the homepage on several Windows 7 and Vista machines via Group Policy Preferences. Both are running Internet Explorer 9. The "apply once and do not reapply" option is enabled, as i ...
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Trigger task on USB insert instead of insert and removal

i'm using Windows' task scheluder to trigger a task when a specific USB device is plugged to the computer, problem is the task is also triggered on USB removal. I used custom XML trigger for this ...
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Sharing files over network - accessing files on a Mac from a Win7 machine

This is one of those questions that has a million web sites explaining how simple it is, but for some reason I'm living in some edge case that is being difficult. First the details: Mac is running ...
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Delete SCCM Certificate from Command Line

So we have a situation where a contractor deployed about 200 Windows 7 computers that were cloned improperly. The SCCM cert was not cleaned off the reference machine before it was sysprepped. Now ...
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SSH Should Be Asking For Password When Authenticating, But Is Not Doing So

I have HPUX 11.31 server that has ssh enabled. The problem is that when I attempt to SSH to the server from a client, I am not being challenged during the authentication process; i.e. the server is ...
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installing SNMP in Windows x32 Customized Image

I'm working in a environment of 40 machines, I've already installed snmp in 38 machines normally, but 2 of them appear to have been installed with a customized windows image, there is no ...
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How can I get a Windows client not in the domain to get dns from the DC?

I have Server 2012 as Domain controller and DNS server. Now if I have a machine joined to the domain, they get all servers names defined in dns zone. I have a Windows 7 client which is not joined to ...
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trying to connect to non-standard port over esxi guest network

I've got an exsi 5.5 box that has a redhat 6.5 guest and a win7 guest. The guest nics are connected on a vsphere standard switch. There is no connection from the vswitch to an outside physical nic. ...
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Folder Redirection won't load on Windows 7 Machine in Windows 2008 R2 Network

Okay so redirected profiles don't load exactly, but the computer is joined to the network and it won't display any of the users files on their desktop that are in their redirected profile. I know ...
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How to push configurations to multiple Cisco Switches

Assume I have around 50 Cisco IE2000 Switches connected together and I want to reconfigure some settings, the same settings for every switch. Normally I would open a command line session via Putty ...
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I failed to open my xp backup bkf file in Windows 7

I moved xp backup bkf file to windows 7, but could not open bkf file through NTBackup restore utility because I received an error message “the backup file contains unrecognized data and cannot be ...
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Combine drivers from multiple Win7 installs to single image

I need to prepare a Windows 7 image with drivers for multiple systems (Lenovo laptops). I currently have an image prepared on one laptop type but need to grab the drivers appropriate for the other ...
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Using BGInfo for a specific User

I have a question. I've seen this article (http://serverfault.com/questions/451791/run-bginfo-at-startup-for-all-users)on how to get it to run for all users on a computer. How can I get it to run on a ...
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Looking for advice, domain controller/remote logon

Alright, so we currently have 2 locations with 10 pcs at each location. We're looking for a solution that will allow us to have any user, use any PC, at either location and be able to login without ...
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Display a message to all users before logging in

I have a few public access computers. Is there a way, as soon as someone logs on, to have a popup that shows our policy text with an agree button on the bottom? And refuse to let them log in if they ...
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Windows 7, copy configuration

I configured a new laptop in our office and installed everything. In the next days, we will get another another laptop of same model. So, am I able to copy/save the whole configuration, so I don't ...
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Tomcat network access using windows login credential

I have the strange issue with tomcat. I am using alfresco 4.2 e which uses tomcat. My system is Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit . Alfresco uses network location of our server filer to store the files. ...
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Can I delete C:\inetpub\temp\appPools?

Quite sure I'm not using IIS, in this case, what is the usefulness of the folder inetpub ? Can I delete C:\inetpub\temp\appPools ?
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Windows7 Lock Desktop icons

I wonder if any windows admin knows a good solution for this. It does not need to be secure, just for dummy users who deleting/renaming/moving around icons on their desktops. What I need is that the ...
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How can I limit the number of RemoteApp sessions to 1 per user?

We have an application where only one instance of the program can be run at a time. Otherwise terrible data corruption happens. Our users currently run this program as a RemoteApp from a Windows 7 ...
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Change default/installed user information

Often when I install a fresh copy of Windows (in the most recent case, Windows 7 Pro 64; also this computer is a member of a domain), I make the mistake of planning to simply delete the "initial" user ...
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How to whitelist a scheduled task in Windows 7 to run in interactive window fully as administrator

How to whitelist a scheduled task in Windows 7 to run in interactive window(not running in the background) fully as administrator from a standard user account. If whitelisting is not an option, is ...
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How do I properly configure Internet Explorer Connection Settings via Group Policy?

I've configured the location of our automatic configuration script under "User Configuration > Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Internet Settings > Internet Explorer 8 > Connections > LAN ...
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Windows 7 mouse pointer not visible within Citrix Receiver window until window has focus

There is a very annoying problem with a Citrix Receiver window when I started remote desktop'ing into a Windows 7 machine. This was not a problem when remote desktop'ing into Windows XP. My Windows ...
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Where is the Windows 7 “LocalService” account's home directory? [closed]

Windows 7 allows you to configure services to use the LocalService user account, rather than the default LocalSystem user account. If the services run as LocalSystem, and try to create a file in the ...