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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Can't activate volume license Office 2013 installed on retail Windows 7 via KMS

I have a KMS host in my environment running on Windows 7 Enterprise. It is configured to activate all volume licensed editions of Windows and below and Office 2013 and below. It has received the ...
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Use 1 executable file to be distributed accross 100 client PROS and CONS guys? [closed]

for easy updates of our internal system I'm planning to use just 1 exe located at the server and just put a shortcut in my clients pointed at the exe in the server. PROS and CONS guys? Server 2008 R2 ...
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How can the Windows 7 sees the Windows 2012? [closed]

I have installed a Windows 2012 Standard Server with Active Directory, DHCP and DNS server in Oracle Virtual Box. It has two Network Adapters (Ethernet and Ethernet 2). These Adapters are in same ...
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SID not being set on

I copied two trees with robocopy, a source and a destination, with the intent of making their permissions exactly the same, I ran the following commands: robocopy /MIR C:\Windows\System32\tasks\ ...
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What is a S-X-X-XX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXX-XXXX called in Windows security?

I copied two trees, a source and a destination, that I copied with robocopy like this: robocopy /MIR C:\Windows\System32\tasks\ C:\temp\robocopyTasks\out\ robocopy /E /Copy:S /IS /IT ...
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Can see files on server but cannot open them- intermittent [closed]

I am not an IT guy but have a question as the IT department at my company cannot seem to find a solution to my problem. I hope you guys can help. We have a dedicated server used to store working ...
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System error 1314 : Samba and WIndows 7 client

I'm getting the following error when trying to log in a domain PC System error 1314 has occurred. A required privilege is not held by the client. This only occurs on this PC and it happens for all ...
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How to copy a directory of files before a particular service starts up on Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 desktop and a Linux server running SSH and Samba services. The Windows machine has a directory of files that need to be synced with a copy on the Linux server. The Windows machine ...
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OpenVPN client on a windows 7, packets not routed

I have an OpenVPN client on a Windows 7, that connects to an OpenVPN server with tap. The tunnel establishes correctly. AFAIK, tap means that my virtual adapter is 'virtually' connected to the remote ...
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Freeradius TLS cetificate(win 7 and previous)

I'm configuring FreeRADIUS 2.2.6. I use TLS because TTLS is not supported by windows 7. With Windows 8.1 the WiFi connection works very well without installing certificate With Windows 7 and ...
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Shutdown Remote Computer Error

I am trying to restart a remote computer with shutdown /m \\xx.xx.xx.xx /r /t 0 and keep getting the error The entered computer name is not valid or remote shutdown is not supported on the ...
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Automatic VPN connection if a trusted network isn't found?

I'm trying to figure out if this is even possible. I want my laptops to automatically connect to a trusted network if they're in range (Ie my wireless or hardwired). If they're not in range I want the ...
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Gpresult provides wrong output on vista machine regarding UAC settings

I have two workstations running Windows 7 Professional 64bit with SP1 and Windows Vista Business 32bit with SP2. Both are in the same OU and have a GPO linked named Hardening_Computers_Clients. This ...
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Is there a way to disable “check online for updates from windows update” in windows update settings?

I have configured WSUS server in order to preserve bandwith in the network wile keeping essential updates turned on using that WSUS. Intranet WSUS server pointing to client pc and other settings are ...
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Allow domain users to modify local printer settings Windows 7 via Group Policy

I've been scouring the internet for days and thus far have had zero luck in finding a solution. Short Version: I need to allow users to modify their locally installed printers. Specifically, they ...
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GPO Policy 'Applied' but not taking effect unless gpupdate /force is run

I do not yet have a 2012 DC or a Win 8 machine to manage IE 10 / 11 settings via GPMC. So I have created a policy with a registry setting so that users in a specific OU get specific .PAC settings in ...
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Notification Area is broken on first login

All of the Windows 7 computers on our domain have a broken Notification Area the first time a user logs on to that machine. There are gaps where icons should be, and clicking on a gap doesn't open ...
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Can't access Windows share by name, only by IP address

A PC running Windows 7 can't access a file share in Windows Server 2008 by name (\\servername), but can access it by IP address (\\serverip). I get the error (Network path was not found). Also, all ...
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Mac Host and VMware Fusion Bridged Networking Guest with Incorrect DHCP Client Identifier

System Info: I have four Apple Mac OS X Client host systems (running Yosemite, 10.10.2) bound to an Active Directory domain utilizing a Windows 2012r2 DHCP Server via ethernet - most cabled, one wifi. ...
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How can I select replace file automaticaly in cmd?

How can I select replace file automaticaly in the command prompt? I am trying to run the following command: schtasks /create /tn "Restart Ingenico" /tr "C:\IT_Dept\RestartShift4.bat" /sc daily /st ...
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How to disable temporary ipv6 address in win7?

I found that the ipv6 link local address was generated randomly in win7,not followed the eui-64 standard. Then I found this link and followed its guide. netsh interface ipv6 set global ...
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Route programming to allow a separate subnet on a 2nd NIC to connect through the 1st NIC's internet connection [closed]

Good morning folks, Networking is not my strong suit, and after reading up on route programming and IP routing, I am now thoroughly confused and in need of guidance. I have a Windows 7 Pro machine ...
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WSUS on split network

I am trying to find out if this scenario is possible, here is the situation: We have several remote sites that can have their own WSUS server and force the clients to connect via the subnet they are ...
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Unable to join win 7 machines to a domain running Server 2003

I am fairly new to server administration, but have worked with computers a long time. I am experienceing a problem I have never had before; I am unable to join any new machines to the domain because ...
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ping -a not resolving hostname for one host on Windows 7 client

ping -a 192.168.99.3 does not resolve hostname for vcl.nailit.lab, but does for other hosts on network like pfsense.nailit.lab. nslookup vcl.nailit.lab and ping vcl.nailit.lab work correctly. See ...
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Why would command line parameters not be recognized?

I have a small console application written in C# for .NET 4.0. The application takes 2 parameters, either "-run" or "-clr". So it would be called via command line like this MyConsoleApp.exe -run ...
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Set Windows default sound scheme using GPO

We have 50 Windows 7 client computers in an AD OU for which we need to change the Windows Default Sound Scheme to None. How can this be accomplished using Group Policy?
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connections blocked to remote computer while no user logged on windows 7

A have a bunch of computers, all in the same OU, that are not contactable over the LAN (no pinging, no c$, no computer management, no SCCM connection) while the computer is not being used. The ...
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Guest clients browsing very slow

I have AD, DHCP, DNS, RRAS, Print and File Services on my Windows Server 2003. I have a small network of 40 desktop computers and 10 guest laptop connecting cables for mobile staff. I have a Cisco CE ...
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Delete cached copies of roaming profiles older than x days?

Several of our workstations are shared between multiple (30+) users. Every time one of them logs off, a cached copy of their user profile remains on the computer's hard disk. This is convenient and ...
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Leave only the Server and Client files in a mysql installed manually on windows

I am a php developer and I'm setting up a portable development environment on windows 7. I downloaded the version of mysql "NonInstall Zip Archive" and is working properly. However, I see that ...
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How can I install a .ISO in a windows environment over Group Policy using Windows Server 2013

I want to install the Office Multilanguage Pack 2013 with SP1 64bit MultiLanguage Proofing Tools but it is only supplied as a .ISO I think I can only install the Programs over Microsoft Group Policy ...
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Incomplete directory listing when accessing a share

I have a CIFS server configured as standAlone and I am trying to access a shared folder on it via a Windows 7 client. However, not all the files in the folder are listed. Network traces shows that ...
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how do I add a group to the Remote Desktop Users group on a local machine from the domain controller?

I'm working with a domain controller (WS 2012 R2) and several client machines (all Win7). I'd like to add a group called Support to the Remote Desktop Users group on every client machine. From looking ...
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Authenticate WLAN using Hostname in Access Group

The hardware is Cisco APs and Windows 7 Enterprise clients, which currently allows users to authenticate based on an Access Group in AD. We're looking at instead of users account, using the actual ...
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Remote access to Apache through port forwarding [duplicate]

I have been trying to get apache to be accessable outside my local network. I have set a static IP address to my server (just a windows 7 machine running xampp). I have created port forwarding rules ...
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Which print driver do I deploy? What is a print driver capable of?

My organization recently purchased a HP DesignJet T3500 printer with the HP Designjet PostScript/PDF Upgrade Kit. HP offers 3 specific drivers in 2 packages. Which driver do I use? When I run the Add ...
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windows 7 on hp proliant DL160 G9 [closed]

I have a Proliant DL160 Gen9 that I have been asked to install Windows 7 on, even though no Windows 7 drivers seems to be available from HP. The reason for Win 7 instead of a more appropriate server ...
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“Password Expired” when attempting to access Win7 machines on local network with our local admin account

Looks like all of our Win 7 and Win 8 machines were somehow set to expire the admin account that we created locally a couple months back. Now we're trying to make sure we either have to go to ...
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Meru wireless access point to controller traffic - packet analysis

We have been having persistent issues with a laptop cart in one of our buildings. The Problem The laptop cart contains (20) Lenovo E531 (i5) laptops running Windows 7 Pro connecting to our greater ...
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What's the difference between running a program as a domain administrator account and running a program as a “Run as administrator” in Windows 7?

When you right-click a program and hold down the shift key, an extra option is displayed "Run As Different User" Conversely, my boss says that if you click "Run as Administrator" you have more power ...
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New User Accounts have “Too Much” privileges Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 x64

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate Edition SP1 x64 (Build 7601) in WORKGROUP mode (Non-NT_Domain, Non ADDS environment). I am the Administrator of these machines and Network. My setup is only a few ...
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How to find out how DNS is resolved on client computer?

On a windows 7 client, when I ping a LAN host MYSTERY, it gives me the correct IP. However, when I do nslookup MYSTERY, it says non-existent domain. I checked both the DNS listed in ipconfig and find ...
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Local DNS lookups sent to Proxy

There is one laptop in the domain that, for some reason, sends traffic meant for local servers through the proxy. For example: surfing to http://Hostname1 The client has in it's proxy exceptions: ...
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Running Batch file with elevated rights through GPO

I have a shortcut that specifically uses Google Chrome. We have XP and Windows 7 in our environment, and I want to only use one shortcut for both OS. The reason being is that our environment is quite ...
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Certain users being denied access to a Windows Server 2008 shared folders in a specific PC

We have a Windows 2008 Server running with shared folders and some users with different permissions. My problem is that some day, without changing anything in the server, a certain user started ...
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Finding out if shares are made available offline in Windows 7 by default without corrupting the offline files cache?

We have some rather large shares that people connect to at work, and it would be best if these shares did not even attempt to synchronize into the local Windows 7 offline files folder. How does one ...
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Internet Explorer 9 Compatibility Issues with SharePoint 2013

I am trying very hard to find out whether there are any compatibility issues with IE9 and SharePoint 2013. My users are using IE9 in Win7 to access a SharePoint site in SharePoint 2013 and are ...
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Joining 150 computers to Active Directory

I am a junior system IT administrator. We have Windows server 2008 R2 standard and 150 computers with Windows 7 professional (32 bit). We have installed an Active Directory domain on the server and we ...
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How do I determine if SCOM has been installed on a particular Windows 7 enterprise server

How do I determine if SCOM has been installed on a particular Windows 7 enterprise computer that is being used as an IIS server and may need SCOM installed?