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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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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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 ...
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How can I recover My Documents from a Vista client that was connected to a SBS 2003?

We had a Windows Domain with a SBS 2003 as a server. The server crashed. We used the Windows Vista client in offline mode for a few months. We had My Documents synchronized with the SBS 2003. Now ...
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How can I reset the local Administrator password for a Windows Vista client connected to a domain?

I have a Windows Vista client computer that is connected to a Windows Domain. I can login with the user account for DOMAIN\user1 and also with the Domain Administrator account DOMAIN\Administrator but ...
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Windows Vista Recovery partition is Primary Drive (c:)

i've been given a laptop at work to stick Office 2010 on it. I've never seen this laptop before and just noticed that the RECOVERY drive is the c: drive. The d: drive is the hard drive. The thing is ...
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generating self signed SSL Certificate for apache on window vista

I do not have any idea about generating self signed SSL Certificate for apache on window vista, but I have to do that. So, can anybody help me? I want some link or some proper guide which can help me ...
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Can you use the Windows 7 WAIK and procedure to image Vista?

Can you use the Windows 7 WAIK and procedure to image Vista?
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Find the PID of a running process in Windows?

I have several copies of a program running. I would like to find the PID for a particular one of these processes. I can identify the window which spawned the process (and there is only one process ...
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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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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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Can't Ping - Wireless network of home [closed]

This may seem like other ping problem, but I have tried a lot before posting it here. I have a linksys WRT54G - firmware v8.00.8. I have two laptops one windows vista (192.168.1.99) and Windows Xp ...
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How to run a program marked as requiring elevation via UAC without actual elevation on Windows 7?

I have a program, specifically an installer, which is marked is requiring elevation with highestAvailable approach. I am using an administrator account with UAC at the highest level. Is it possible ...
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Access Denied When Editing MSMQ Messsage Queuing Properties

I'm trying to adjust Message Queuing properties (specifically, message storage limits) via Computer Management on my machine. It fails with the following message: The properties of cannot be set. ...
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Problem accessing (previously working) personal subversion repository. Kaspersky suspected

I have a personal Subversion server, running just svn (not Apache) on the default port of my home computer, a Windows Vista Pro system. (The setup is more complex than that, due to a restrictive work ...
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Recognizing a Computer on the Network But Unable to Connect

I am setting up a small office (about 5 machines) with no central server. It's pretty low-budget so I'm trying to work with what I have. Right now we have a few printers, but only one guy (connected ...
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How to make sharing possible between two different subnet computers

I have USB drive Internet on my one laptop and I have enable the ICS on that and from LAN of laptop I am asharing Internet with router, which then used by other laptops The static ip of Laptop LAN is ...
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HOw to give static ip to router from window XP LAN

I have the USB modem internet connection. I am using ICS sharing in XP to share my internet connection. ON window XP LAN i have set up the LAN IP as 192.168.137.1 255.255.255.0 Now i have joined ...
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removed laptop from domain and lost access to admin account

I just removed my vista laptop from domain, but now I cannot login in with local administrator as local admin account is disabled. I have only local user account that works. What can I do to get ...
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Policy exception for Windows User Account Controls and Update.exe

So... Apparently Windows has a list of filenames that require extra rights to run, included in this list is Update.exe, which happens to be the name of the file I'd like my clients to run without ...
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Windows Vista: error 646 raised by Windows Update when applying update for Office 2007

I have 12 Vista desktops on a Windows 2003 SBS domain. The updates are controlled through Windows Update Services 3. The desktops have the same hardware and software configuration: Windows Vista ...
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How to remove a workstation from a domain with no DC

My Google-fu is failing me for me some reason but I need to remove a machine (Vista workstation) from a non-existent domain and domain controller. It's prompting me for the domain administrator's ...
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SBS 2008 - GPO not being applied on Vista clients

I'm having some terrible trouble with some GPO's. There are only three items we need: Map a network drive Copy an item to the local drive Create a desktop shortcut I've created these GPO's and ...
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Vista / 7 Base Filtering Engine Prevents All Incoming Connections

After last months batch of Windows updates, no one can RDP into their machines. Doing a bunch of testing turns up that you can't connect to ANY of the ports on the machine. Stopping the 'Base ...
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Vista cmd.exe fails to run if users and/or auditors group not present

In the current environment there exists a policy where files within %system32% are only allowed to be owned by System and Administrators. An issue has arisen where after converting these ...
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install SQL Server 2008 R2 on Chinese Vista fails: Checks if existing performance counter registry hive is consistent

PerfMonCounterNotCorruptedCheck Checks if existing performance counter registry hive is consistent. Failed The performance counter registry hive is corrupted. To continue, you ...
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What is the best way to migrate data from a Vista laptop to a Win7 laptop?

I'm aware that windows has a transfer utility wizard but I have never used that. What's the best way to Migrate or transfer data to a new laptop? Will that utility provide everything I need? Does the ...
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Huge host CPU usage in idle vmware guest. Ubuntu 10.04 host, Vista SP2 guest

I'm experiencing huge host CPU usage with an idle vmware guest. Host: Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit 2.6.32-24-generic-pae. (Very new install, i.e 24 hours ago) Hardware is Dell XPS M1530 laptop, 4GB ram. ...
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Windows Vista/7 dropping Mac Server share points

My Windows Vista and Windows 7 clients are having problems maintaining access to SMB shares on a Mac server. The initial connection to the server appears to be OK, as the Windows clients can see all ...
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How do I use Vista's “query process” with a long program name?

I'm trying to use Vista's process list utility to find a PID. You should be able to do this: query process program.exe What I'm finding is that if the program name is short (like above), it will ...
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Windows Vista Wrong Certificate With SNI

I'm setting up SNI on an apache server and I thought things were going well. I have two URLs from different domains that point at the same site. I have one virtual host setup for each with the ...
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Vista 64x Enterprise repair boot manager

I had two Vista versions on my PC and I deleted one and now I cannot boot my other vista 64x Enterprise anymore. I have tried the bcd instructions to repair the boot loader, however I cannot get it ...
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Best way to upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7 + change HD to SSD at the same time?

I've got a number of machines to upgrade from Vista to Win 7, but the users have an option of also replacing their platter drives with (smaller) SSD's. Ideally I'd like to do these at the same time ...
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Problem with time syncronization in client machine

The company I work for still uses Windows 2000 Server for most, if not all of its infrastructure. I recently joined my Vista laptop to the domain and noticed the system clock jumped ahead by an hour. ...
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How do I get Oracle 11g to install on Vista when it gives an error about the listener port?

I'm trying to do an install of Oracle 11g.R2 taking the defaults, but the installers keeps generating and error message when trying to setup the listener. If I have the installer just install the ...
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How to disable group policy control over Windows Vista firewall?

With Windows Vista Business, I'd like to completely disable any group policy (both local and domain) control over the Windows Firewall so that I can turn it off and on at will on the computer ...
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What exceptions should Windows Firewall have to allow network discovery?

I'm running Vista x64 at work (upgrading to Win7 on Monday), and I've had a problem for awhile. When I have Windows Firewall turned on, I'm unable to connect to my machine from any other machine on ...
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Conflicts with MS Office temporary files when using Offline Folders on Vista

We are using Offline Folders feature of Windows Vista to make files on network shares available when out of office. Mostly it is working, but every time I do a sync I get a lot of such errors: ...
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Out of memory error while uploading file into a blob

I received a out of memory error SQL Error: 0, SQLState: 53200 from postgres while trying to upload a 10MB file into a single row with a column of blob-type bytea. Which configuration parameters ...
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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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Legal reasons not use Home Basic / Home Premium in a business [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Is there any legal reason why you can't use the Home versions of Windows 7 or Vista in a business environment? The ...
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Windows Server 2008 (sp2) stops responding on network share requests from Windows Vista and 7 clients

I have two Windows Server 2008 SP2 machines (TFS and TFSBUILD). Periodically, the TFSBUILD server shares (\TFSBUILD\ShareName or \TFSBUILD\C$) become unresponsive to requests from Windows Vista ...
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How to publish an intranet website on Vista 32 & IIS7

I am creating an intranet website on a Vista 32 machine with IIS7. On my machine it works great! However, when other users on our network try to connect to it they get an error saying "Oops! Internet ...
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How do I purge or empty Windows Explorer's network username and sharename cache?

While troubleshooting a Samba vs Windows Network issue, I noticed that Windows' Explorer remembers login credentials of remote shares, even if you ask it not to. For instance, after accessing a share ...
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My Vista's nslookup returns an ipv4 address for an ipv6 site

the command: nslookup ipv6.google.com doesn't work quite well. somtimes it returns an correct ipv6 address, sometimes it returns an ipv4 address. How can this happen? [im using OpenDNS] much ...
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Why is my hosts file not working?

I've been using the hosts file to for local website development, and it's recently stopped working. No entries other than localhost resolve. I've simplified to test, so it now contains only ...
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Vista Enterprise doesn't find logon servers in a network with 802.1x authentication

In a network with 802.1x configuration and a samba server configured in the domain, I have a radius server that delegates the authentication against the samba domain for users (using LDAP). The radius ...
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How do I get my Apache virtual hosts working?

I'm trying to set up virtual hosts for local development and can't seem to get it working. I have this in my httpd.conf: NameVirtualHost * <VirtualHost *> ServerName localhost DocumentRoot ...
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How to install on Windows Server 2008, an application that is not natively supported, but not use compatibility mode?

I have an application to install on Windows Server 2008, which is not natively supported by the installer. The application installer permits installation on Windows Vista(or XP, or 7). I do not want ...
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Windows Vista file permissions does not inherit when copying to a network share

I've got a network share with specific permissions on a subfolder (e.g. access to developers and freelancers). A designer copied PNG files from his local system to the network share. These files ...