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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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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Enabling SSL for Remote Desktop

Ok so I'm trying to remove a number of my systems from our Nessus scan from having this medium vulnerability. Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Server Man-in-the-Middle Weakness I set the ...
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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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SSH on Windows 7/Cygwin periodically fails to resolve hostname

Whenever I run ssh inside of cygwin on Windows 7 I get the error: ssh: Could not resolve hostname ... Non-recoverable failure in name resolution lost connection If I try the same command ...
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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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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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Windows 7 VPN to OS X Server error 629, Tried a lot of options

I am having a hard time connecting to my office server in which I am the admin of. I have recently wiped the hard drive and re-installed os x yosemite with os x server. I use a Windows 7 machine at ...
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Users still get UAC prompt after allowing printer install and alter LAN connection by GPO?

I've implemented the following Group Policy settings to allow non-admins to install printer drivers and to enable / disable their wifi: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network ...
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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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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 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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Users unable to search redirected profile folders

All of our clients are using Windows 7. Our file server is Server 2008 R2. We have redirected users' profile folders (My Documents, My Pictures, Favorites, My Videos) to a share on the file server ...
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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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Windows 7 Client gets incorrect IPv6 Prefix Length

I am currently setting up IPv6 and DHCPv6 for Server 2008 R2 on my private network for testing. I was able to get DHCPv6 to work by configuring a static, then setting up the scope. I was also able to ...
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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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Homepage setting in Local Group Policy not working on first launch of session

I have a Windows 7 Professional x64 computer I am trying to "lock down" in the absence of Steady State. I have set the policy for the Internet Explorer homepage under Administrative Templates - ...
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Samba 4 (Ubuntu) Administration (Active Directory) via RSAT using Windows 7 error

I want to administrate Samba 4 (Active Directory) via RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) using Windows 7. I have installed the RSAT and opened the "Active Directory Computers and Users" tool in ...
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How do I redirect all key strokes to remote desktop

I want to work via a remote desktop connection like with a native installed OS. Hence I set the taskbar on the local OS to "auto hide" so that it doesn't cover the one of the remote desktop. This ...
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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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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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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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Cannot print intelligible image from remote desktop on local printer

My company has a virtual machine running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. The VM belongs to a Windows Small Business Server 2011 domain. We have a remote contractor who connects to the VM via Microsoft ...
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Login timeout for domain-connected laptops

I have Windows 7 laptops that are in the domain network, but are brought home with techs in case they need to work remotely. Login times for those laptops are extremely slow when they are not ...
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Cannot RDP into Windows 7 over VPN

The exact scenario where it fails: I am unable to RDP into any Windows 7 or 2008 R2 servers within a certain subnet, while connected to the network via VPN. Windows 7 Client connected through the ...
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Port 445 open to Mac but closed to Linux?

I'm running a Windows 7 Ultimate, and I'm attempting to set up file sharing (SMB). I have a Linux system which can't seem to connect. When running mmap in Linux to scan port 445, I see that the port ...
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Why is a domain user unable to log on into a Windows 7 machine when Samba server signing is enabled?

I have an up and running Linux-based domain controller running Samba. The server functions properly as I am able to join Windows 7 machines to my domain and then log on into the machine using my test ...
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Number of previous logons to cache - is there any way to override the limit of 50?

The goal is to have over 100 users be able to log into an offline machine using their cached domain credentials. Is there any way to override the limit? Do I have any other options for storing ...
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What determines the name of registry entries under \Outlook\Resiliency\DisabledItem?

I'm trying to script a way to re-enable a specific Outlook add-in via the registry (Outlook UI isn't an option since it's locked down for users). I know the general location I need to remove a reg ...
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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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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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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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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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Tomcat 7 as windows service not accessible from other systems

I have downloaded Tomcat 7 zip for 32 bit windows 7 machine. I have unzipped the package and created the windows service using ..\bin\service.bat. But when i start the service from windows ...
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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 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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Exception Enumerating SQL Server Instances with SMO WMI ManagedComputer

I'm trying to use the SMO WMI API/objects in PowerShell 2.0 on Windows 7 with SQL Server 2008 R2 installed to get a list of SQL Server instances on the local computer using the Managed Comuter object. ...
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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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Issue connecting over RDP when on Windows VPN

I have an issue that just began today and not sure what the cause is (I've been able to successfully connect this way for several years). On my Windows 7 box, I have a VPN set up in Windows. Today I ...
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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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In Windows 7, why can't I use perfmon against a remote server?

I am on Windows 7 and trying to run perfmon against Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 servers. I am running into the same issue with all remote machines. When creating a data collector set, I specify a ...
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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 ...