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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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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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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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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Windows 7 Explorer constantly tries to log in to Shared location using invalid credentials

When I navigate to \\SOMESERVER\SharedFolder Windows 7 'thinks' several seconds, then Enter Network Password dialog appears. Problem: administrators of SOMESERVER claim that multiple (hundreds) ...
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Running Truecrypt in a company environment without admin privileges

We'd like to deploy TrueCrypt for a full system and usb stick encryption in our company. Our systems are Microsoft based with Windows 7 and our normal users do not have administrator privileges, thus ...
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POP authentication failure after migrating Xmail to Windows 7

I've been running an XMail server on my home PC for some years, on XP and Vista. My Vista system recently died, and I'm now trying to get XMail up on Windows 7. I appear to have successfully migrated ...
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Is there a tool that translates Windows 2008 labels and text from Japanese to English

I need to troubleshoot some issues on a Japanese Windows 2008 system, but I don't speek Japanese. Is there a way to have the Japanese labels appear in English?
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Oracle Express services not starting

today I tried to install Oracle Express 10g on Windows 7 64bit (and 11g also). Unfortunately I ran into some problems. First of all, I noticed that the home page is not being loaded. Then I checked ...
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Windows Recovery files catalog .zip

I have a 50 gigs Windows Vista created backup in an external hard drive. Its full of .zip files with a catalog file. Now when I open it in Windows 7 its not readily detected in the back up recovery ...
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Problems with URL Rewriting in Apache installed on Windows 7

i have a problem with an Apache installation in a Windows 7 system. I have to prepare a deveoloping environment for CakePHP but I can't configure properly the URL Rewriting :( . I've uncommented the ...
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Windows virtual pc 2007 OS disk expansion

I have a Windows virtual pc 2007 VM on my Windows 7 pc. The VM has windows 2008 Server installed. But its C: is only 10 GB in size and now I need to extend it. I can add new disks fine. But I need to ...
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Auto-deployed Glassfish having trouble with secure connection between Redhat and Windows7 machines

I have inherited a web-service that was written in Netbeans and runs on Glassfish (version 3) and used to talk between a Redhat server and a Windows7 machine. These can be started manually, by using ...
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Windows 7: What's the meaning of the “RESTRICTED” User Account in registry permissions

I'm trying to get an old (32Bit) legacy application to run under Windows 7(64Bit). The application runs under Administrator privileges but not as a normal user. I used RegMon64 from the Systernals ...
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How to set up an application web update to complete if logged in from a user (non-admin) account

Is there a good way to configure Adobe Flash and Java Runtime to update on Windows 7 whenever a new update comes out. I would like for that to happen automatically, even if the current user does not ...
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IE 8 and 9 popup windows blank

So, we have an internal web app that pops up a window allowing our users to print their timecard. When it does pop this window up, it comes up completely blank. I have tried re-installing ie (8 ...
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Tomcat app doesn't work with Fingerprint Reader in Windows 7

I've got a tomcat webapp that uses a fingerprint reader. It works fine under Windows XP and Windows 7 if you double click on tomcat.exe. It doesn't work on Windows 7 if you run tomcat as a service. I ...
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Windows 7 - Limited users unable to write to the root of external drives

I'm running SBS 2008 R2 with all Win 7 clients logging in as restricted users; none of them have local administrator access. Anytime someone uses an external USB drive, they cannot create files on the ...
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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 ...
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View and manage all user fax activity on fax server

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Fax Server, and there are several standard domain users who send faxes but the majority of the faxes are sent automatically via a web application that resides on the fax ...