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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View logs of shutdowns? [Vista]

I'm a normal user with Windows Vista Professional. How do I check the previous date and time when my computer is shutdown?
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Use eToken Pro over RDP with eToken plugged into server

I have a Windows Vista machine which has a USB eToken Pro plugged into it. The eToken is used to control access to a development version of our product's web interface. Most of the time I sit ...
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Windows RDP cannot connect to x64 server from XP SP3+

I have a strange problem that I can't seem to find the answer to anywhere online. The issue has to do with using Windows RDP to connect to our servers. Here is what works: -XP/Vista client (any SPs) ...
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Windows Server 2003 can't see Vista machine

I've got a real PITA problem that I'm sure has a really simple solution. I have a Windows Server 2003 machine that needs to be able to see the network name of a Vista box - but refuses to. It can see ...
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OS X Server not showing in Windows Vista Shared

I have OS X Server installed. I am using Window Vista on a PC. But on my network I can't see the OS X server. But I can see other Mac computers in shared but not OS X server. I am able to ping the ...
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Windows Vista /7 command line to launch the “Set up your microphone” wizard (or a mic test wizard)

I'm putting together instructions for our users to test their microphones. Vista and 7 changed the Sound Recorder so it doesn't play back sound. Hence it's not good for testing sound (they have to ...
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Vista cmd shell thinks it's Windows Server 2008 DEBUG

Never seen this before - My vista cmd shell started displaying everything in yellow and outputs the following as soon as I start it: Setting SDK relative to C:/Program Files/Microsoft ...
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How do I connect to two distinct networks without one being crippled?

I have an environment where my work computer needs to be connected to two separate networks. My "lab" connection is via my ethernet NIC and I use wireless to connect to the outside world. (I have a ...
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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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Can I 'un-raid' my raid 1 setup

My dell T7400 has two 300G 15k SAS drives in a raid 1 configuration. I'd like to instead have a 300G 'C" drive and a 300G 'D' drive. Is there anyway to remove one of the drives from the raid ...
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Way to connect to VPS w/Win Vista Home Basic, other than VNC or TeamViewer?

I need to connect to a VPS and I'm running Vista Home Basic. TightVNC and TeamViewer both require access to the VPS first, because they require that the server be set up with TightVNC or TeamViewer. ...
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cannot access iis 7 / vista remotely

I have build a web site and deployed it on my iis 7 / vista. I can access the site from localhost but not from the network. computers on the network have "ping" working to my machine and I have turned ...
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Are “private” folders possible with folder redirection and offline files synchronization?

I'm considering using offline folder synchronization with folder redirection using Server 2008 + Windows XP & Vista clients. Currently I'm not using redirection at all. Every user has a personal ...
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Two identical Vista machines, only one processes Group Policy Registry Extension

I have two Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 machines setup from the same installer CD. Both machines were joined to the domain and moved into the same OU. Both machines have no errors in the event logs on ...
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Configure Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Failover Cluster from Windows Vista

How do I configure Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Failover cluster capabilities? Can I use mmc from a vista system or do I have to use Powershell?
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Windows Vista firewall blocks Java application

I'm currently working with vista on a domain account with VERY restricted permissions. Every time I'm using a new application which tries to reach the network, my boss has to input his admin password ...
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vnc disconnects after password is entered

I'm attempting to connect to a Vista machine running RealVNC from a Mac. I've tried using both the applet and Chicken of the VNC to connect. The following is the traffic between the two PCs: ...
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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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Vista machine not broadcasting DHCP device name on network

When I look on my router at 'attached devices' - I see the names of my XP machine and my Ubuntu box - but the Vista name is not there (despite seeing the IP addresses of all three connected - ie the ...
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Windows Vista DHCP bug, arp authorize, isc dhcp, workaround

I am trying to find a workaround for the Windows Vista Force Broadcast bug with ISC DHCP and a Cisco Router. The problem is not windows vista trying to obtain an IP address from us that works fine ...
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Error with Auto admin logon in Vista

I have a script that I run to set up computers to auto login as administrator. I use Vista home premium on these computers. I install them with MDT 2010 and after that is finished I have placed a ...
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vista ipv6 dns problem, nslookup works, ping not, ping -4 works

I have Vista Home Premium (x64) machine at home. I have www.google.pl set up as my default search engine in IE8. Sometimes (since one month or so) when I search for something IE gives me "dns error" ...
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Performance problem in Vista Windows explorer if /SWAPRUN:NET is set on an executable

I have rather big executables (about 25-35 MB). Because I want my users to easily execute my application, I don't want them to install a bunch of DLL's, just xcopy-install is OK for me (and my ...
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Automating installation of multiple windows variants

I posted this on stackoverflow but was told that this is a more appropriate forum for this kind of question. I have a situation where I need to test some stuff (hardware) on multiple operating ...
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Vista wifi speed issues

I have 3 identical Dell Vostro 200 slim desktop machines running Vista on the same wifi network. One of the machines has developed an issue where its wifi connection is very slow; webpage loading ...
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Why does connecting to Snow Leopard from Vista using VNC hang every 5 mins or so?

There was a post discussing VNC hanging when connecting to OS X a few months back, but it was OS X 10.4, so I thought I'd see if someone has experience with our problem. We're trying to remotely ...
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View Vista Local Admins While Not Being Admin

In Vista (business edition), how can you view who the local admins are on the PC without the user being an admin? Any command prompt method etc.?
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From SuperUser: Volume on spare drive marked as system partition

I asked this question on SuperUser a few days ago but haven't gotten any responses yet. I figured I would try my luck here since a) there isn't much of a difference between disk manager in Vista and ...
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Can't resolve DNS only in one machine

I have several Vista hosts each with one Ubuntu guest each running in virtual box in bridge mode. All guests can resolve internal DNS except one. On the problematic guest machine, if i dig ...
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Disable (disconnect from) WiFi on XP/Vista when cable is connected

We have a problem in office when a user connects to our LAN without disconnecting from WiFi network he was previously on (a free WiFi provided by building owners). At a minimum, firewall log entries ...
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Heavy disk usage at Vista boot

This is what happened: I attached an external hard disk via USB Started my Vista machine It took an unusual long time too boot up with lots of hard disk work I eventually logged in Internal system ...
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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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What is a seamless way to migrate a user profile in vista?

What is the best way to migrate a user profile in Vista? I just tried the Vista Easy Transfer and found that it did not do everything I wanted it to do. I am trying to leave a leave a domain and ...
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Kiosk Computer GPO

We have several kiosk PCs that are used in common areas. I have GPOs in place to lock these machines down (one GPO has all the Computer settings and another has all the User settings). These GPOs are ...
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MDT2010 setup for controlling multiple languages on OS and software

I'm setting up an MDT 2010 server with LTI for deployment of Vista and later on Windows 7 where I'm supposed to control atleast 8 different languages of OS and software. I'm also building a ...
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Can't access Windows share by hostname

I have an interesting problem. One of my clients can't access our file server by hostname. If I open explorer and type \\Server1 all I see is a single folder, but if I type it's IP \\10.10.10.10, I ...
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Apache Unclean shutdown of previous apache run [closed]

I'm having problem with running Apache2.2 on my Vista machine. When I clean install Apache it works just fine, but after I installed PHP, I'm getting this error message in logs. [Fri Oct 23 21:29:02 ...
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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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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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Windows update doesn't list update details, only the number of updates

My system is Vista Business 32 bits SP2. When I click "Windows update", I can see there are 2 available optional updates. If I click the link "2 optional updates are available" to see what the ...
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System giving me an eventID of 8003 source bowser

Log Name: System Source: bowser Date: 10/9/2009 8:12:31 PM Event ID: 8003 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: ...
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Access Denied 2003 server shared printer on Vista

Here's the facts. I have a Domain Controller running Windows 2003 Server R2 (Standard edition) with up to now only XP Client in a High School environment. I have an accounting system to manage how ...
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Loading a project from a virtual machine into Eclipse

Here is the setup - I have a server with the svn repositories containing projects. I have a virtual machine on my Vista computer running FreeBSD acting as a server to test projects locally. Projects ...
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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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Connect certain file to automatically launch through a VBS/ WScript

On Windows Vista, I would like to open all files of a certain extension with a little VBS file (which will then pass on the parameter to a Chrome Application Shortcut app, which is actually what I ...
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Weird network interaction between Vista and Ubuntu

I have a network where my WAN (a CableModem) goes into a (dubiously configured) Ubuntu box which acts as the router for the whole company. We recently switched our ISP, and we're getting a very weird ...
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Vista auto-login as local user on a domain-joined computer

We have an environment that requires laptops to login as a local user even through the machine is joined to the domain. With XP, we could push out registry keys: DefaultUserName = 'ALocalUser' ...
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Can't install Hyper-V Remote Management Console

Solved! I'm trying to remotely manage a Hyper-V server from my desktop PC. Following these instructions, I've downloaded the Hyper-V Remote Management Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems ...
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Unable to boot into Windows Vista, gets into grub prompt

I have the following scenario: I had a dual boot option on my laptop with Windows Vista Home Premium and Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition 5.0. In order to install Ubuntu on the partition having RHEL, ...
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Turn off “isolation mode” in Vista Task Scheduler?

In Windows Vista (and I assume Windows 7) Microsoft has improved the security of processes that are run through the Task Scheduler, namely http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/appcompat/aa906020.aspx: ...