Windows Vista is the operating system released in January 2007, as a successor to Windows XP. It was intended for PCs, workstations and laptops, and shares the same code base as its successor, Windows 7. As a result, questions and answers asked of Windows Vista are mostly interchangeable with those ...

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BIND DNS SERVFAIL ERROR

I am attempting to setup a bind DNS server for use with a domain I recently registered using No-IP. I registered my DNS server with No-IP using ns1.mydomain.net and ns2.mydomain.net pointing to the ...
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GPO: Applying a home page to Win7 and Vista Clients running IE9

I am trying to set the homepage on several Windows 7 and Vista machines via Group Policy Preferences. Both are running Internet Explorer 9. The "apply once and do not reapply" option is enabled, as i ...
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Installed Vista SP2 - Computer loads black screen with cursor then restarts - Only boots when disabling driver sig enforcement

Working on a customer's Vista machine, we started the install for Service Pack 2 and walked away. When we returned, it was in Startup Repair after having failed to start. We then loaded Windows ...
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How do I transfer a Windows XP/Vista/7 partition into Xen?

Good morning Server Fault, I have several hard disks with installations of Windows XP, Vista, and 7. I do not want to (or rather can no longer) reinstall these Windows installations so I want to ...
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What does tracert make NETBIOS work on Win7?

This is really strange - I have a workaround for this (read on), but I'd love to know why it works. I had a VPN setup working fine with a WinServer2003 server and a Vista client. Then I setup a new ...
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ssh on Window Vista and Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

On my Fijitsu system with intel processor, I could not ssh from my Window Vista partition using PUTTY and also could not ssh from my Ubuntu 12.04 partition. I am try to ssh into a remote machine ...
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ftp server connection failed on vista [closed]

On a vista pro, I activated ftp server with "Activate or deactivate Windows-functionality" > IIS (rough translation). I can't connect to ftp even in localhost: C:\...> ftp localhost Connection ...
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Log places to look for when a Vista service stops immediatly

I'm trying to diagnose why cygwin sshd service starts and stops immediately. In the Vista application event log I found: sshd: PID 3480: `sshd' service stopped, exit status: 255 It doesn't help ...
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Vista: service stops just after start

A service is stopping immediately after being started. The service is cygwin sshd and runs under the SYSTEM account, with cyglsa-config for cygwin authentication. How do I diagnose this?
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User's rights to run a service on Vista

What rights a user needs to run cygwin sshd as a service on vista? A ssh-host-config creates user cyg_server with 5 rights: $ editrights.exe -l -u cyg_server SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege ...
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windows XP home can't connect to windows vista share [closed]

I have a win xp Home computer that needs to be able to access a share on windows vista on a wired network. it almost never works. accessing the vista machine share via newer computers is never a ...
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Windows Vista on AWS [closed]

I've only found details about running Windows Server on AWS, is it possible to create my own Windows Vista VMWare instance locally and upload the image to AWS?
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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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How can I perform ghosting of 5 HDDs

Pls help, I have some five laptops I want to install windows vista os on, they are all hp dv 6000 and I have only one cd, is there a way I can just install on the hard drive and replicate the ...
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SSIS DSN Not Showing as ODBC Data Source

I have been following the directions here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sqlintegrationservices/thread/05ccd778-b78c-4a83-a10a-c4ae412cc6e4 And ran into a problem where my System DSN ...
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Input string was not in a correct format. mscorlib [closed]

I ran into this weird issue with one of my 3rd party software, running on Vista Business. I have a user that upon local log in with the user's credentials, anyone using that 3rd party software will ...
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Windows, Apache and MSSQL Authentication

I have a create database script written in perl. I remember it working just fine another machine. A couple years later using a Vista machine I am trying to use it again and it keeps failing. The ...
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IP setting on a windows

I am working at a job site that i am setting up a jumbo sign and i am trying to figure out if there is a way to set a ip for a wifi on a windows PC and when you log off that wifi it will go away, but ...
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How to mount Windows Vista file share to remote headless Linux Centos 5.8 system?

I am trying to set up a network file share system such that a headless supercomputer running linux (CentOS 5.8) can access computer simulation files stored on a Windows Vista machine. I have found ...
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Outlook 2007 Customization Files when on an Exchange Server

long time no see. I've searched the Internet high and low with no luck. I think I actually found the end of the internet and needed an 8in floppy to get in and a punch card to get out, but, none the ...
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Windows - Accessing - Manipulating Administrator shares across windows servers \\computername\c$

Problem: \\computername\c$ returns "Network Name cannot be found" I tried using \\computername\c$ as well as well as with the FQDN \\computername.domain.company.com\c$ and the IP address too. net ...
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Migrate profiles from x86 to x64 Vista? [closed]

I want to move my Vista install from x86 to x64, but retain the user profiles with all the files and so. Microsoft does not seem to provide an upgrade option In the XP days, recreate the user ...
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How to prevent a Windows client who is a local administrator to remove a installed program?

Is there a way to prevent a Windows Vista client who is a local administrator of her own machine to remove a installed program? The program should not be removed by clients either from normal mode or ...
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Script to delete temp files for all users in XP, Vista, and 7

Basically, we have numerous customers running XP and 7 with a few Vista machines. I've found this batch script, but it is limited to the current user (uses the %userprofile% environment variable). ...
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I need to run a program after the Windows Vista Installer Completes. (Windows AIK)

How can I run a program after the Windows Installer? I know how to mount and commit .wim files. This must be done using the Windows Automated Installation Kit. Is there a default registry hive where ...
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IIS login / logout interferes with media player

So I'm listening to music with Windows Media Player, going insane because the music randomly stops playback every so often. I finally notice that it correlates with instances of csrss, winlogon, and ...
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Recovering a deleted Firebird database file?

I've got a client running a radio server which essentially uses Firebird as the database. (Databases are stored in files ending in *.fdb anywhere on the filesystem, think SQLite) I had to reinstall ...
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Windows 7 / Windows Vista won't connect to 802.1x RADIUS Server

I've deployed Radius and have no problems connecting with TTLS, PEAP, or MD5 using linux, mac, and windows xp. For Windows 7 and Vista, I'm never prompted with the dialog box to enter username & ...
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ADLDS on Vista SP1

I know that Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (ADLDS) is easily installable on Vista SP2 by the Windows6.0-KB975540-x64.msu update. However, I cant seem to get it working on a Vista ...
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'Takeown' command not working

I'm trying to reduce the size of the 'ManifestCache' folder on a 32-bit Windows Vista Ultimate computer. I type "Takeown /f c:\windows\winsxs\ManifestCache*" and I get the following error message: ...
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Trying to play with apache virtual hosts, getting access forbidden errors

I'm just messing around with virtual hosts on my XAMPP + Apache install on Windows to make it work so that http://disko.local redirects to a folder in my PC where the project's files are stored. I've ...
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Internet Explorer 9 showing as Not Applicable in WSUS for Vista Machines

I imported Windows Internet Explorer 9 into WSUS using the Microsoft Update Catalog web page. I then approved the updates. All the Windows 7 machines installed the update correctly. The Windows Vista ...
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Access Vista Share from RHEL 5.3 Server - mount error 110

I am trying to access a file share on a Vista box from a RHEL 5.3 server. The Vista box is part of a domain, but it has two NIC cards. One is on the 158.x.x.x network. The other card is on the ...
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When users login who have been recently moved in AD, they receive the wrong (old) login script

We are migrating our staff to Windows 7 from Windows Vista. We make changes to the users in AD by removing the roaming profile and changing the login script. For some odd reason sometimes (not for ...
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HP z800 running Vista loses NVIDIA display settings after Windows Update

Not sure if this is a SuperUser question or not... I'm approaching from the administrator's perspective. One of my users is on an HP z800 workstation running a financial trading application. This ...
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How can I block everything but Internet Explorer for users?

I am wondering if it is possible in both Windows Vista & Windows 7 to block everything but Internet Explorer, as well as block downloading? I am trying to set up a computer in a kiosk terminal for ...
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Vista Failure Auditing

I need to meet government security requirements in order to ship my product. Here is specific requirement I am trying to meet: Group ID (Vulid): V-1080 Group Title: File Auditing ...
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MySQL : Cannot connect to database server

I downloaded MySQL last week and I've been having a ton of problems getting things to work. I ended up reinstalling it and setting the port to 3307 because for some reason 3306 was greyed out. When I ...
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Does anyone out there know how to install and manage an SMTP service on a machine that runs Windows VIsta?

I am working on a php program which would allow a user to enter information in a form and then send that information to a particular email address. I've been told that you need to have something ...
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KVM QEMU looses USB devices

I have a KVM Qemu setup. I'm mapping a USB device to a VM running windows vista. I get the device mapped, and all is well for some time. Suddenly the device disappears in Vista. If I do "lsusb" in ...
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Alternatives to Login Script used to Launch application

I'm a software developer who has been tasked with finding a systems admin solution, so I am out of my depth here. We have a little 100k application which sits on a share drive and is launched by a ...
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Simulating IP addresses for testing (not quite same as IP spoofing) for development purposes?

In my previous question, DNS simulation for testing purposes?, I'd asked about simulating DNS. Is there a way to simulate an IP address within Windows for the virtual hosts in my previous question? ...
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Windows vista and 7 don't honor routing table metric?

I have the route table below on a Vista machine, I can see the same problem on Windows 7 too. If I ping 193.181.14.10, I would expect the OS to honor the metric and choose either 0.0.0.0 ...
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.NET - how to fix startup?

I have IIS and several versions of Microsoft .NET installed on my Windows Vista computer. When I tried to start a particular .NET Framework version, this error message appeared: How can I fix this ...
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Why is my ASP website so slow?

I currently run a ColdFusion 9 website on my local machine - Windows Vista with IIS 7. I have never worked with ASP. I am currently working on some HTML and CSS changes to an ASP website. I ...
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Samba between Ubuntu server 10.10 and Windows Vista, Windows 7

I have a linux box running Linux server ubuntu 10.10. I have installed Samba on this linux box and want to share files with my laptops which run Windows Vista home and Windows 7 home. I have been ...
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sql server installation problem

can sql server 2005 service pack 3 be installed in windows vista?
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What can make that a wired connection works with Linux or WIN7 but not with XP or Vista?

I'm setting up the network for a company, and facing a weird issue. The network is very simple: An xDSL modem/router, a switch, a bunch of windows clients (XP, vista, 7). The room is wired and ...
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Vista filesystem woes

I have a program that reads settings from a settings file in C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Roaming\MyFolder\program.settings Then I deleted the settings file, but the program still can read it although its ...
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Do I need to re-install .NET (or something) after mscorlib.dll chkdsk error?

After noticing that some periodic hanging behavior on my Dell XPS 210 (running Vista 32-bit) seemed correlated to disk activity, I ran chkdsk /r. The system seems much better, for now. However, I ...