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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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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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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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874 views

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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1answer
128 views

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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219 views

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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1answer
138 views

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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1answer
370 views

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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1answer
11 views

sql server installation problem

can sql server 2005 service pack 3 be installed in windows vista?
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How to close port 80 in windows vista?

i have a virtual machine with OS server 2003 connection bridged i need to test if the webapplication on guest webserver will be available for users on the network, so i need to close port 80 on ...
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Install a program from the network

In Windows there is a place under the Control Panel called Get Programs and Install a program from the network (in Win 7 at least), possibly a slightly different name in Vista, but it was there too. ...
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Solution for running a 32 bit DLL in a 64 bit process or vise versa

I am running windows vista business 64 bit. I have a web service that was written in .NET using C#. I also have a client-side script on a web page that communicates with the web service. This is a ...
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5answers
252 views

How to secure Windows VISTA (Ultimate) to run as Server with Remote Desktop enabled?

I need to run a Windows Vista Instance (Ultimate) on a dedicated Server with a dedicated public IP and the Remote Desktop Protocoll enabled. Vista will server as a "small windows" server to run a ...
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How does Windows decides which DNS Server to use when resolving names?

What algorithm does Windows use to decide which DNS Server it will query in order to resolve names? Let's say I have several interfaces, all active, some with no dns server specified, some told to ...
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2answers
513 views

Downgrade Vista Ultimate to Business?

Is there any way to do this? Bought some new Dells at work that come with an (OEM) Ultimate key yet our standard image is business. When I install it and try to use the key it complains that the key ...
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3answers
116 views

What happened to the reliability thingie that was in Windows Vista?

Vista had this reliability monitor tool Jeff talked about on coding horror but now in Windows 7 there is something called reliability monitor that is different and stupid. How do you get the good one ...
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Screen resolution resets in Vista

All: We have several machines exhibiting the same problem: Occasionally, the screen resolution of the machine will reset to 800x600. After the problem occurs, the only way to correct it is to ...
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Can I install apache and IIS together on same computer?

I already installed Wamp (Windows, Apache, MySql and PHP). But now, I want to learn other language, i.e C# and C++ (probably C++ first, but not sure which one I should go first..) To use C# or C++, i ...
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2answers
866 views

Openvpn : Vista client and Linux Server. All internet traffic is not being directed through vpn

EDITED - Just added push "redirect-gateway def1" push "dhcp-option DNS 10.254.1.1" and it works fine for vista now.. not sure if it will mess it up for my linux client though. Can anyone explain ...
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61 views

Windows Vista updates

I am sick and tired unchecking update to IE8 every few days when new update is pushed. How do I permanently set update as not wanted for some items? IE8 and Office 2007 in particular.
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126 views

How widespread is Vista in the corporate world?

The question is simple: how widespread is Vista in corporate environments. It seems more companies and end users I see are using XP. Are there many companies out there that have adopted Vista ...
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Checking file properties in a batch script?

I have a batch file from a vendor to patch some software on a Vista machine. I'm going to be using GPO to push it out as a startup script. My problem is some systems require this software and some ...
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3answers
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How do you set a shared folder to ask for a password every time it's accessed

Scenario: Public computer with scanner attached. Client computers with 'My Documents\Scanned Documents' shared but password protected. Public computer has a shortcut to each users 'Scanned ...
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Vista Batch File Limits

We have created two batch files which set two lots of folder permissions. T:\folder1 level1 all get read only permissions. T:\folder1\subfolder1 level2 all get change permissions. The batch files ...
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openvpn routing in windows vista without admin privileges

my windows vista vpn client interface receives an ip in: 192.168.50.0/24 and the server pushes a route to the local lan 192.168.5.0/24 In my windows vista (client) the user account does not have ...
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280 views

How do i unlock a volume in Vista

I am trying to fix a computer but when I try to delete and recopy some files it tells me the volume is locked? The problem stems from "ntoskrnl.exe is corrupted" error so I'm trying to put a new one ...
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Windows Vista and 7 crossrealm authentication MIT Kerberos

I'm using Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista and 7 for cross realm authentication using MIT Kerberos 1.6 but when i try to login with a user the KDC answers: (wireshark output) error_code: ...
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2answers
549 views

monitor local network traffic issue

I am using Networking Tab of Windows Task manager to monitor local network traffic to test how much bandwidth my application will use. My scenario is, I will use a local console client application to ...
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1answer
5k views

Virtual PC (XPMode) - Setting up Loopback Adapter for guest to talk to host

I have Windows XP running inside Windows 7 via Virtual PC (XPMode). Now I want the IE6 browser inside the virtual XP guest instance to be able to talk to the IIS webserver running in the host OS ...
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1answer
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Vista deployment: “BOOTMGR is missing”

I have created a Vista disk image with ImageX, largely following the instructions at http://www.svrops.com/svrops/articles/sysprepvista.htm. When I apply the image to a clean, active partition on ...
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2answers
1k views

How to make sure that an external USB drive gets the same drive letter?

Is there a way to reserve a drive letter for an external hard drive?
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851 views

Prevent some startup programs from running when logging in to Windows Vista via Remote Desktop

Is it possible to prevent some startup programs from running when I log in to my Windows Vista desktop via Remote Dekstop. I was hoping for a solution much like "Capster" which when added to a ...
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3answers
390 views

Mount network folder in Vista Home Premium

I need to mount network public folder(s) on logon in Windows Vista Home Premium under specific letter. Is this possible in Vista HP and how? Thanks
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234 views

Deleting Old (Non-Boot) Windows Vista Directory From Command-Line

Does anyone have a good script that will delete an old, non-booting, inactive Windows directory from the command-line?
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How to remove 'Administrator:' from the command promt title

In Windows Vista, is there a way to remove the word 'Administrator:' from the title of a command prompt window? The 'title' command just updates the part after 'Administrator:', so that will not do.
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Windows disk imaging for backup with auto scheduling

I am after a way to automatically schedule a disk image backup of Windows Vistas x64 systems. Required features Ability to run on nightly schedule with no user involvement (so this takes out things ...
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2answers
793 views

Tools for troubleshooting Windows sharing issues (Vista/Server 2008)

What tools (out of the box or otherwise) do you utilize to give useful/verbose information about what might be causing an issue with windows sharing? I have a specific example below, but I'd like to ...
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Windows Vista “Could not open input file”

I get this strange error when I try to run a php file from anywhere in the system: Could not open input file: drush.php. ...except for its own directory. When I try invoke it from its own ...
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2answers
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How do I get a detailed vista bootlog?

How can I get a detailed report of what/when things are getting loaded during vista boot? The basic reports found in the event viewer are @ too high of a level. Someone must've needed more ...
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372 views

Good/free tool or way to backup drivers

What is good free tool to backup all currently installed hardware drivers, or is there manual way to do it too? Also, simple way to restore backed up collection of drivers to fresh reinstalled system, ...
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XAMPP on Windows - Permission Problems?

Trying to set up Apache/PHP/MySQL development on my Vista laptop, so I thought XAMPP would be a quick and easy solution. I have this vhost: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin ...
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544 views

Windows Active Directory Login Issue

For some reason, any new domain users created on Windows Server 2003's Active Directory cannot login to the domain. However, existing domain users can login just fine. I have even tried copying an ...
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6answers
8k views

Intel VT-x not working on Dell Precision M4400 (P8600 processor)

I have a Dell Precision Laptop model M4400 with an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor. In the BIOS, there are several options for enabling virtualization technology (VT-x). I've toggled all of these ...
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2answers
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Vista Windows Scheduler task starts failing, and then never works again

I have a scheduler task setup to run every hour, to update a web server. It runs each hour correctly. But after a reboot, the task always starts to fail: The error is: Task Scheduler failed to ...
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6answers
27k views

Windows 2003 DHCP Server - FIlled with BAD ADDRESS Entries

Our WIndows Server 2003 DHCP scope is being filled with BAD ADDRESS leases. This happened after we started deploying Vista to the domain. It is most prevalent when a user disconnects from their ...
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Network Printers Offline (but not really)

I have two Ricoh printers/copiers setup for IP printing in the office. Before this week there were no problems printing to them. Now a handful of them (All running Vista, not sure if it is every Vista ...
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Rename files to empty filename in Windows (Vista)

Vista allows files with empty "first name" (for example, ".svn"). However, when I try to remove the filename of an existing file, leaving the prefix, in Explorer or using cmd's 'rename', I fail. How ...