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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Question about DNS priorities when connected to VPN

So I'm connected to a Windows VPN and I want the following conditions to be met: I want my internet connection to tunnel through to the VPN's internet connection (i.e. I don't want to use the ...
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Windows Server 2008 redirected folder files disappeared

I had setup a Windows 2008 server to redirect My Documents using Group Policy. A user using Win7 had a couple of documents saved to My Documents and was good for a couple of days. One day I run ...
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samba share on windows 7 won't give me access to /var but gives me access to everyother directory

i have samba share set up to give me access to my linux box from my windows 7 machine, everything is fine, except i can't access the /var director for some reason through windows. however, i can ...
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Auto driver installation on Windows 7

Is there any way to completely automate driver installation in Windows 7? I need to: 1. Completely uninstall previous driver including its software 2. Restart computer 3. Install new drivers from ...
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Ubuntu - Cannot write to samba share

I am having trouble writing to my samba share. Attached is my smb.conf, the share I'm trying to access is [www], /var/www is CHMOD 0777. Thanks!~! # # Sample configuration file for the Samba suite ...
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Windows 7 x64 not returning search results from Outlook 2010 x86

We're working on upgrading our office PCs to Windows 7 and Office 2010. At this time, I'm planning on deploying 64-bit Windows where possible to take advantage of the 4GB of RAM several PCs have. ...
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Windows 7 stopped connecting to samba share

I have a problem with Windows 7 Home connecting to samba on linux server. It's worked fine for a year and without any changes in configuration or updates it suddenly stopped working. The strangest ...
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Cannot connect Win7 machines to edge switches

I have the strangest problem. Our network (200ish machines on a ..254.0 subnet) are a mixture of XP and server OS's. All work fine. However, I have two new machines - both running Win7. Neither ...
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Ghostscript v9.0 force font recognition

How can I get ghostscript v9.0 running on a windows 7 server to recognize a local font as the one it has embedded? I'm trying to convert a pdf with an embedded AkzidenzGroteskBE font and want it to ...
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PHP + IIS7 + X64 OS (Windows 7 or Server 2008)

I'm going to answer my own question here, but I thought this might be important enough to post so that it would be indexed for the next person who runs into my situation. Problem: I can not seem to ...
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What could be causing my locally running IIS website to take so long to connect to SQL Server?

I am running a local web server for doing development. Right now the website connects to a local SQL Server running on my machine which is obviously fast. When I instead point the web app to connect ...
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Windows 7 remote assistance and sonicwall TZ210

Ive been trying to get remote assistance to work on Windows 7 professional PC behind a sonicwall TZ-210 firewall/router to another windows 7 professional PC. If I bypass the sonicwall device and ...
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Windows XP Mode won't login without changing network settings

I have a Windows 7 x64 Enterprise system. I've installed Windows XP Mode, Windows Virtual PC, and the update. Everything was running fine for a time, nice integration and all that. I don't run the ...
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windows 7 firewall logging PID

i enabled my windows 7 firewall to by default block all outbound connections by default. i configure each and every program that needs network access in the 'Windows Firewall with Advanced Security' ...
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Windows 7 setup location

We have a computer that came pre-installed with Windows 7; we didn't receive an installation disk for that. How would one create a setup installer disk from a machine which has Windows 7? Thanks, ...
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Configure windows firewall for pinging and RDP

2 Windows 7 desktop A and B at home network. A's firewall on, A ping B = OK, B ping A = Request timed out. A's firewall off,A ping B = OK, B ping A=OK. What I need to configure for A's firewall.I ...
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User logged in with temporary profile

User logs into a domain-joined Windows 7 Pro PC and gets the temporary profile error pop-up. Event 1511 User Profile Service in Event Viewer logs. Typically with this problem I delete a user's ...
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Allowing a CGI-EXE app to access the registry

I have an exe app that I run on IIS (from C:\inetpub\wwwwroot in DefaultAppPool) and needs to access the registry, but it doesn't work, it seems like it doesn't have permission. What's weird is I ran ...
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Bginfo via GPO Server 2008 r2 - Timer Not Working

I am running Bginfo via GPO on Server 2008 r2 with Windows 7 clients. The bat file (below) is run by: User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Scripts (Logon/Logoff). Bat File ...
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XenServer 6.2 crashes everytime I try to install a new Windows 7 x64 vm

I'm running XenServer 6.2 with all patches and updates on two boxes. One box is an intel core i7 2600K.. works great. My latest box is an AMD A10 APU.. and everytime I try to install Windows 7 OS as ...
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Some users unable to see files that others can see

I have a file server running on Windows Server 2008 R2 in our domain that houses files created by an application and then moved to a folder available as a share to some users here. Users who use this ...