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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GPO to Disable Screensaver only when connected via RDP

Is there a GPO option to disable the idle-time screensaver for RDP connections, but keep the idle-time screensaver options for interactive logins? Edit: All users are TS users as well a local so they ...
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Edit local policy via powershell

i'm searching for a way to edit this policy via powershell : Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Credentials Delegation -> Allow Delegating Fresh Credentials with ...
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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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Windows 7 extremely slow with samba 4

I'm experiencing extremely slow performance when trying to copy files from and to a samba 4 share. I'm using Debian and the Samba 4 SerNet packages and everything is up to date on the client as well ...
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Login script not executing on all stations

My server is Debian-based, running Samba as the Primary Domain Controller. I have verified the permissions on the netlogon share (drwxrwsr-x) and the login.bat (-rwxrwxr-x) file, to allow all users ...
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Is there an Office 2010 registry key to turn on spellcheck by default?

I'm trying to figure out how to turn on spell check for all users automatically. I'm hoping for a registry edit as I'm going to be making a win7x64 image with office 2010 pre installed and I don't ...
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Windows 7 Samba issue

We have a strange samba issue affecting only one user. Our samba setup is as follow : Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga) - Samba Server Samba version 3.0.33-3.14.el5 ...
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knife on Windows inconsistently reads ~\.ssh\knife.rb on Management Workstation

I am implementing a new instance of (Open-source v10.12) Chef in an existing environment. Currently the environment is mostly Windows, but more Linux is being introduced. I have used Chef in a ...
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VPN to a customer's site locking out my local AD account

We have an account lockout policy on our domain which was put in place purely to stop brute force attacks. It locks out an account for 10 minutes after 50 bad logon attempts within a 10 minute period. ...
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Recommended Tool/Script to test Remote Desktop Performance?

Can anyone recommend a tool to test Remote Desktop performance in Windows? Windows 7-based, both client and "server". We are making changes to network, client and server and would like to assess the ...
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certutil -ping fails with 30 seconds timeout - what to do?

The certificate store on my Win7 box is constantly hanging. Observe: C:\>1.cmd C:\>certutil -? | findstr /i ping -ping -- Ping Active Directory Certificate Services Request ...
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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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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 clients connecting to MSMQ on Windows XP box fail - Seems like it is RPC failing

I have a XP box running some MSMQ public queues. Windows 7 clients cant connect to these, however Windows XP clients can. When connecting from my Windows 7 client with a MSMQ Queue Explorer program, I ...
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Saving the State of an Application using App-V or some other type of Virtualization Technology

I have an application that I would like to be able to create "snapshots" of (sort of like you might do with a virtual machine). Basically I would like to be able to allow the user to do a bunch of ...
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Display domain user full name on lock screen

By default the Windows 7 lock screen displays to username in the format 'DOMAIN\USERNAME'. Because in this company the username is just a three letter abbreviation, we would like to display the full ...
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Windows Services Error 1053

I'm running Windows 7 and have VirutalBox installed. I have an Ubuntu server running in a VM. I would like this VM to start up with the machine and run as a service in the background. You can launch a ...
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Windows Installer GPO - “Prohibit user installs” value is missing on Windows 7

The old Windows XP GPO template had three options for "Windows Installer\Prohibit user installs": Allow user installs Hide user installs Prohibit user installs The new Windows 7 template has only ...
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Running perfmon continuously with periodic reports

I have a question very similar to this one, but I want to continuously run perfmon, during reboots and throughout the day. Further, I'd like to generate a perfmon report every 10 mins or so. The ...
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SQL Server Bulk Insert Issue on Windows7

I’ve got an application that uses SQL Server Express 2005 SP3. This application is distributed to several hundred users, each of whom is running XP. However, our company will be moving to Windows7 ...
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MDT2010 setup for controlling multiple languages on OS and software

I'm setting up an MDT 2010 server with LTI for deployment of Vista and later on Windows 7 where I'm supposed to control atleast 8 different languages of OS and software. I'm also building a ...
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Sysprep Windows 7 laptop with the display ON

I have a Windows 7 image on a Lenovo laptop that I've prepped for imaging from Audit mode. On running the actual sysprep the display turns off so I can't see what's going on. I can hear the ...
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Clean Windows 7 sysprep fails

I installed a new laptop, fresh clean Windows 7 Pro 64bit, when completed all installation i tried running sysprep but got this message: "There was an error while trying to initialize the sysprep ...
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Activating Windows 7 with MAK passed in Unattend.xml via WDS

I have configured WDS to deploy a Windows 7 Pro image (Volume Licensed) and I'm using an unattend.xml file for the configuration. The only problem I'm running into is activation. I'm passing a MAK ...
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Login as Domain admin without network access

I have a laptop which cannot access the network either by NIC or WiFi due to the error I am looking into. I don't know the local admin credentials as the last IT admin has yet to say what they are (he ...
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Can Windows 7 access an RD farm that uses SHA512/4096-bit certificates?

I have a Server 2012 RD farm that works fine if configured with the self-signed certs generated by Server Manager, but not with certs from our internal CA. With the self-signed certs, our remote ...
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Automatically log off idle Windows 7 console sessions

We have a number of shared computers that users never seem to log out of. Am I correct that there is no built in functionality to automatically log off console sessions after an idle timeout? I've ...
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Windows 7 Fatal Error running Sysprep

I'm trying to Sysprep a Windows 7 Pro workstation. When I run sysprep a receieve the error "A fatal error occurred while trying to sysprep the machine" I've tried all the work arounds uninstall ...
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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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Windows Server Backup : The program issued a command but the command length is incorrect

The program issued a command but the command length is incorrect This is a virtual Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard version running on Virtual Host installed on a Windows 7 ultimate. Any help? ...
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Windows 7: Allow installation of software by non-admins?

I'm running a public library with PCs available for people to use. I'm setting up the next upgrade for the PCs, which will be running Windows 7. We use Deepfreeze to maintain the PC's state (a brief ...
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Anybody seen this? Reboot loop when entering Audit Mode?

We have a production system in place that requires users to enter Audit Mode a few times during a computer refurbishing process. Most machines we get are in OOBE mode when we get them, and the ...
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Windows System Image Manager - Extended Attributes Error

I'm trying to create a basic answer file for an image I'm working on to get the computer to automatically join the domain upon reimage. I've got the Win7 Pro 64 bit install.wim file extracted from the ...
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RUNAS Error (Windows 7)

I'm trying the below command runas /user:\\(domain)\(myusername) C:\Users\user\compress.bat I then input the password, but I get the following error - RUNAS ERROR: Unable to acquire user password ...
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openvpn connects but does not work until server pings client

I'm trying to configure a connection using openvpn from a windows 7 client machine to a linux host. I'm using openvpn in the traditional routed mode using tap devices, and the configuration I'm using ...
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Cloudify: bootstrap-localcloud: operation failed in windows 7?

I am new to the cloudify, and I get a problem on the cloudify installation, which is shown below STARTING CLOUDIFY MANAGEMENT Operation failed. org.cloudifysource.shell.commands.CLIException: Error ...
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SSRS reports print button missing in IE 8

Seems like this is broken again (http://serverfault.com/questions/177268/ssrs-report-unable-to-load-client-print-control and SQL 2008 SP2 RsClientPrint ActiveX - "Unable to load client print ...
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Local Group to have access to restricted tools

In Windows 7, I am trying to give a Local Group containing a list of specified users permission to access functionality that is normally restricted to Local Admins, such as install/uninstall ...
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Possible to disable smart card PIN change in Windows 7?

I'm looking for a way to disable the smart card PIN change ability provided with Windows 7's native minidriver. It doesn't allow us to enforce any PIN complexity requirements such that users could ...
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Recover original file names from Volume Shadow Copy?

In the Volume Shadow Copy folders there are some cryptically names files like: \System Volume Information\{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752} Is there any way to decipher what the file name was ...
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ErrorCode<ERRPS013>:SubStatus<ES0001>:Operation was aborted because user selected not to enable Cache with secondaries

I get this error when running Start/Stop/Restart-CacheCluster commands in Caching Administration Windows PowerShell console: ErrorCode:SubStatus:Operation was aborted because user selected not ...
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Can you add a application to the tools list on windows 7/Vista bootloader

I have been researching a way to add the new Microsoft offline security scanner to the bootloader on windows 7. Allow security scanner to be used when a machine is possibly infected. Visual BCD may do ...
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How to avoid IE8 trying to create a WebDAV connection for office documents in subversion?

We have currently a weird problem when navigating a subversion repository on Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 8. It works like that: A user opens the internet explorer 8 and enters a Subversion URL ...
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Can't Find Perfmon Results

On a Win7 box I've setup a User Defined collector set in perfmon. I clicked on it to start it, waited 30 seconds, then clicked to stop. My understanding was that I could go under the Reports folder ...
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“Path Not Found” when attempting to write to a sub folder within a mapped drive

We have an interesting issue with one of our server shares, or possibly, our Win 7 desktops. When our users try to save files in a sub folder, either via copy/paste or through an application, to a ...
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windows 7: Name resolution not working as expected when connected via VPN

I have a local machine on my home network called "sheeva" (it's a sheevaplug linux server running subversion). I can connect to it fine using it's local IP address of 192.168.1.108, and when I'm not ...
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Meetings Disappearing from Outlook 2010 Public Calendar

We are experiencing a frustrating issue with our Public Calendars in Outlook 2010. Meetings that have been scheduled months in advance are missing, but will then reappear. If user A logs in @ 9:30 ...
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Multiple Homed Windows 2008 Server / Windows 7 Client

I have a small Windows 2008 network, with some Windows 7 clients. The clients are both laptops with docking stations and I would like them to communicate with the Windows 2008 server (for filesharing) ...
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Domain Admin on Win 7 64-bit can not install programs

The application is a .net application and need admin privilege to install. - If you log in as a local admin, the installation can be done. - If you log in as a domain admin, running the package by ...
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Windows 7 domain join fails

Here is the scenario: I have several(17) Windows 7 machines joined to a Samba domain. We have a situation where the Win 7 machines need to be renamed. To accomplish this this is the procedure I ...