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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Change the default location for “Have Disk” when installing drivers

When you install a driver for a device and try to install drivers manually from an *.inf file by clicking "Have Disk" - Windows automatically searches A:. Which I'm not sure why but takes about 5 ...
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Can't change Win7 libraries location from Windows Server 2003 server

I'm having trouble understanding why I can't change the location of my Windows 7 Pro user libraries. All of my libraries that matter (My Documents, Downloads, Desktop) are located @ ...
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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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User can't add favorites in IE

I have an interesting issue where an end user using Windows 7 on my Server 2012 domain can't add websites to their Favorites in IE. They get the following error message: They get the same error if ...
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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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My Remote computer is turned off

Remote pc is turned off after i stop its windows firewall from service.msc I am trying to make remote desktop connection,but cannot. Getting below message 1) Remote access to the server is not ...
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Windows 7 contains duplicate, identical builtin print forms (Letter, Legal) but only one of the 2 successfully prints

I have a Windows 7 64-bit machine with a Lexmark E360dn printer. Whenever the user attempts to print anything, the printer defaults to "Letter" size, as expected. When the user clicks PRINT, the ...
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How can I allow a non administrator account to enable/disable/configure wireless network settings?

I have a user in our domain on a Dell laptop using windows 7 professional. Occasionally, she needs to switch from wired to wireless, but currently the system denies her this privledge without an ...
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How to connect multiple VPNs using OpenVPN on Windows 7 on the same time?

I work most of the time remotly from home. To gain access to the different servers (via SSH) I have to use OpenVPN. I would like to connect to all of them (three, sometimes four) at once, so I dont ...
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Get-Process not working against remote Windows 7 clients

I have been trying to run Microsoft's GetNetworkStatistics script against remote computers to enable us to track what processes are using bandwidth along with other tools. I am unable to run the ...
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Can't successfully run Sharepoint Foundation 2010 first time configuration

I'm trying to run the non-GUI version of configuration wizard using power shell because I would like to set config and admin database names. GUI wizard doesn't give you all possible options for ...
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File in use by 'another user' [on hold]

There's an Excel 2010 file stored on a file server. This file is used by me only at all times from my own client computer. Yet for some reason every time I try to access the Excel file I get File in ...
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Windows 7: the product key you entered does not appear to be a valid windows 7 product key

While bulk activating OEM Windows 7 PRO x64 products (we re-image the PCs every three months or so), I always have issues with a couple of machines. The issue I'm facing now is that it reports "the ...
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Internet Explorer not working after establishing a VPN connection

I have a problem which is constantly appearing on each Windows 7 computer I'm using whenever I establish a VPN connection. The problem appears only if using a proxy server for Internet access; it ...
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Allow service to interact with desktop

DC OS - Windows Server 2008 R2 Std Client OS - Windows XP, Windows 7 I have implemented Security policy through Network Policy Server and enabled Wired AutoConfig Services Automatically. While ...
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Proper Imaging Procedures to Restore and Deploy Image with Separate System Reserved Partition

UPDATE: As per my experience here, no one responded. If I do not hear back from TechNet forum members about it, I will post a bounty here, if it makes a difference. I have banged my head against a ...
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Windows Advanced Security Settings with absent users

When trying to set permissions on files or folders, the "Select Users or Groups" window opened any security window (eg: "Advanced Security Settings") always fails to find, and let me add, a known ...
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How to create a bootable HDD DOS partition [on hold]

There is a desktop with Windows7 that has no CD-ROM. The FAT32 partition was created with 100Mb (Megabytes) of space. When computer starts, I would like to be able to boot in MS-DOS or so (no Windows, ...
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How to query the task manager

I know the tasklist command in Windows will give a list of task names and their PID. There is another command WMIC path win32_process get Commandline which does give more detailed information, but its ...
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How to remotely see what users are logged into Windows 7 or Vista

I need to login to a remote into either a Win7 or Vista computer but when I connect I get a Logon Message "Another user is currently logged on..." but it does not specify who. I have a domain ...
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Is it possible to configure windows 7 x64 machine as a NFS server? [on hold]

Aim: I want to mount a windows directory with read only permissions on linux machine without typing in windows credentials. I know it's risky but I am not concerned about the security here since both ...
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Windows 7 Sysprep Default User

I seem to be having a problem with implementing my sysprep. I have been playing with Windows 7, WAIK, Server 2008 R2 and various other things. I managed to create a WIM with everything I need ...
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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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How to setup FreeSSHd with Jenkins?

I have Jenkins on CentOS and want to run commands remotely on Windows 7. I managed to set it up for transferring files but when executing commands I always get: SSH: EXEC: STDOUT/STDERR from command ...
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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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How can I clear cached domain credentials?

Related: How can I enable domain authentication over wireless in Windows 7/2k8? To test the domain login over wireless connection feature I'm trying to set up in the above question, I need an ...
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Unable to run web application for .Net framework 2.0, 3.5 in IIS 7.5

I am having DELL laptop with Windows 7 professional, IIS 7.5. I have installed .Net framework 2.0, 3.5, 4.0. Some of my old asp.net applications are built on framework 2.0 and 3.5. I tried ...
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Anonymous file sharing without login window, from Windows 7 server to XP clients

I'm trying to provide machines on a small LAN with read-only, anonymous access to files shared from a Windows 7 workstation (let's call it WIN7SVR). In particular, I don't want clients to have to ...
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Best approach to deploy DLL file updates to Win7 clients

We are in a Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 domain environment. We have a .NET application with lots of internal libraries for different UI and other features. We deploy it from a share where a directory ...
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Windows 7 unattended deployment - prompt for password, and use it to autologin

I have used System Image Manager to create an unattended XML answer file, which I have written to a Windows 7 DVD. This contains almost all system configuration, but deliberately does not include ...
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Bitlocker device name change

When imaging our PCs we generally create a temp name for our facilities to change the device name to whatever particular department fits their needs. The issue is we can't send out any devices without ...
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Configure startup programs for a user AD-wide

Sorry if this has been asked before, neither the search feature here, or Google was of any help. I'd like to configure startup programs for my own AD user that run whenever I login on any computer in ...
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WDS install not working, Fails

I am trying to deploy Windows 7 x86 with MDT 2013 and WDS (Server 2012 R2) but it is failing: WDS boots the litetouch WIM (32 or 64 bit) and Lite Touch takes over. I select the Task sequence (Windows ...
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Windows explorer showing X on mapped drives but only when

Hey guys here with another issue. Its a weird one. Ok so I have a user who runs a program called Focal Point which send data to our CNC Machines. I am the IT guy so I have no clue what the machines ...
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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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Folder Redirection/Offline Files on Win 7 | Folders are empty when not connected to the domain

I've been struggling with this issue for days and cannot seem to find anyone else with a similar issue. I will note first that I have tried using both roaming profiles and the group policy setting ...
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Use Powershell to start a GUI program on a remote machine

There are two Windows 7 machines setup on the same network. I enabled everything needed so that they could communicate with winrm. When I run the following command: Invoke-Command -ComputerName ...
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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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Trying to deploy Adobe Reader XI via GPO on Server 2012 R2 and Windows 7

this is what I did: Downloaded .exe from Adobe-ftp successfully extracted with "AdbeRdr11010_de_DE.exe" -nos_ne 'slipstreamed' the .msp into the .msi with klaus-hartnegg's tool made a .mst with ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop stops with copy paste action after copy and paste on local machine

I'm working on a local PC with Windows 7 64-bit and I have a remote desktop connection to a PC with the same config. When I paste a large file from my remote desktop PC to my local PC it works... ...
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Force remove computer from domain

My computer was joined to our work domain. I created a VM with the same computer name as mine and joined that to our domain. Now my computer has been unjoined from the domain. I just need to unjoin ...
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RDP Sessions disconnect only on a few machines

I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light, I have a server 2012 terminal server and 10 windows 7 clients. All work fine apart from 2. When in the session they will disconnect and then ...
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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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Work around windows automatically appending DNS suffix

At my workplace, our IT department manages a DNS server. My department works a lot with websites and to access staging servers we need to have certain domains map to those servers. Personally I just ...
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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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Windows 7 cannot create “permanent” profile from samba server

I have a samba server which has an odd problem; I was able to get the Win7 box to logon using the instructions from the official samba wiki; however, after setting up a BDC, I missed the step of using ...
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Samba DLC and Windows 7 Clients. Random drop of connection. Kerberos?

I have a Samba (Version 4.1.6-Ubuntu) DLC (Server role: ROLE_ACTIVE_DIRECTORY_DC) on an Ubuntu Server (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS) Several Windows 7 Professional Clients are connected every day and usually ...
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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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Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 Pro comes back with “The requested operation cannot be completed…”

Moderator, please move if another site is more relevant. Thanks. Windows XP Mode was working fine. I think I logged off and then I whenever I try to log in I get the following response. "The ...
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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 ...