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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Everything says Applocker is supposed to work: Why doesn't it?

I've setup a basic group policy consisting of the default Applocker rules. Per Microsoft's technet article on the subject, any files not explicitly allowed to run by the policy are supposed to be ...
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SVN Checkout error on large repositories

I wonder if anyone can help me. We have recently migrated our Subversion repository from a VisualSVN Server on Windows to a subversion server on CentOS. The migration was succesfull however we are ...
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The Network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password

I have a NAS device, it has 3 shares. On one computer I have access to all 3 of the shares. On another computer I keep getting this error when try and add a 2nd one. The Network folder specified is ...
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Local Group Policy not updating. RSOP and GPResult show stale data

This issue exists on a Windows 7 Pro x64 machine (Dell Inspiron E6420). I am trying to adjust a setting using gpedit.msc, but the change never seems to take effect. By that, I mean that setting that ...
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Unattended Windows 7 install with non-DHCP DNS Server: Domain join fails, claiming it can't find the domain

I'm trying to build an unattended Windows 7 image script that will do a simple domain join. The catch is that the DHCP-provided DNS server knows absolutely nothing about my domain, so I need to set ...
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Outlook 2010 “Cannot open this item” on Windows 7 64-bit

I have to admit this has stumped me... User's Workstation Outlook 2010 (32-bit) w/ Cached Exchange Mode enabled Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) Email account is on Exchange 2003 Problem The user is ...
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Reconnect to server using offline files

Some users are seeing grey boxes on folder icons. This indicates that they are viewing the offline folders. How do I determine... Did it go offline due to a slow link? Is it trying to reconnect ...
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Windows 7 “Home Group” on a work PC with only one NIC

I am a Domain Admin and am trying to support BYOD with computers that will also be domain connected. The problem is that once I domain join a PC, the "zone" changes to "domain", while Homegroups ...
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L2TP/IPSec from Windows 7 to ASA 5520

I am trying to setup L2TP/IPSec on our ASA5520 to support a fringe case for one of our developers. The Windows VPN subsystem apparently stores the kerberos or NTLM cookie for the login when you use ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Searching Netapp Network Share in Windows 7

Windows 7 famously does not do what its predecessor, Windows XP, did very well, index and search network drives! Sometimes, the logic of MS isd absolutely baffling. That siad, I am trying to find ...
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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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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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How to delete unknown user profiles remotely?

When user is deleted from Active Directory, it shows as an unknown user. System properties -> Advanced -> User Profile -> Settings... I have to delete it manually all the time. There are more than ...
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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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Running Control Panel Applet Elevated from an Elevated Command Prompt

Sometimes, I am forced to use the GUI in front of a logged in user and remove trashy software. They are not registered with Windows Installer, and I rather use the GUI in a time crunch instead of ...
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Windows 7 PCs connection through a locked down firewall

It turns out this has been going on for awhile now and I just now found out. There are a dozen or two PCs behind a Cisco RV 120W. They are connected wirelessly. The 120W only allows access to the ...
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VB Script SetDWORDValue via WMI is not working in Windows 7

I'm trying to get this particular segment of vbscript to work on Windows 7 and it's just not doing it. No errors or anything. const HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE = &H80000002 strComputer = "." Set ...
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Windows - Changing the logon account automatically after dialing VPN?

I have a home computer that I occasionally need to work at. I do this by using VPN to connect to my company network, and this generally works fine. My home computer is not a member of the Windows ...
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Default profile for large

I am setting up a master image to clone to all same machine type Windows 7 client, I login as administrastor and installed all the programs and changed the desktop settings etc, but my local ...
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How can you find out the current user's logon date/time in Windows 7?

In Windows XP you can easily see what time you logged in by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete. This would show the Windows Security dialog box, which included the field "Logon Date". But in Windows 7, the ...
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Windows 7 client can't access certain share on (SBS) 2003 server

Old SBS 2003 (32) server/DC, new Win7Pro (64) client joined to domain. Server has been happily talking to old XP clients. New Win7 client happily talks to server, for the most part... but for some ...