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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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: ...
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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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Cache Control in IE7/Vista

I'm on an apache 2 web server, and I'm serving the following site: torchbearersakron.com Everywhere except IE7/Vista IE8/Vista the cache seems to work wonderfully. On these two systems however, ...
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mapping server 2008 network drive to vista home premium x64

We have a windows server 2008 box at my work place. I want to map a drive from the server to my laptop. I use windows vista home premium x64. I am connected to my workplace through VPN. i can map ...
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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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How to create a local IIS site with encrypted wwwroot using EFS on Vista

I'm preparing a laptop to take with me while travelling, so all my user data is encrypted using EFS in case someone decides to steal it. I also need to set up a couple of local sites for development ...
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Does Windows Vista cache application icon?

I am working on a first time C# project in Visual Studio 2005 and I am wondering if there is anything special that needs doing to change the application icon apart from changing the correct resource ...
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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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Cannot start IIS - how do I find what is running on port 80?

This is on a Windows Vista machine running IIS 7. Trying to start Default Web Site, but it says: "The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process? If I change binding ...
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Per-user login.cmd in Vista?

I would like to know if there is a per-user version of %SystemRoot%\System32\login.cmd available? The default login.cmd file contains comments hinting towards this, but I can't find anything about it ...
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NFS server in Vista?

Does Vista Ultimate features a NFS server? I have very little experience in this area, but I have a unix-based device which can mount nfs shares and I would like to serve files to it. Is this possible ...
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Connecting two systems in a network?

I'm trying to connect 2 laptops in a network One laptop is installed with Windows Vista as Operating System and the other is installed with Windows 7. 1) Both of them are in one workgroup called ...
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Install Errors for SQL Server 2005 and 2008 on Vista x64

I'm having very strange issues installing either SQL 2008 or 2005 on my local dev machine running Vista Business 64 SP1. It gets to the end of the installation process, then complains about not being ...
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Sniffing at work- How to detect [closed]

Because of the place I work has some real issues (people) especially in IT and the owner, I wonder if we are being sniffed. Is there any way to tell if on a Vista 64-bit machine: 1) In system logs ...
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Special Logon in Vista

I looked at the System logs on my Vista machine. What is "Special Logon"? did an administrator log onto my PC?
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Custom launch mechanism (e.g F10) on Vista

I'm setting up a deployment system for our devices to set them up before we ship to customers. I have three partitions, first is OS partition, second is Vistas recovery WinRE, third is a linux ...
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Problem booting Vista after moving to a larger drive

I am trying to move a 32-bit Vista installation onto a larger hard disk. I tried to do this using my normal method: Boot the system into an Ubuntu Live CD Backup the MBR using: dd if=/dev/sda ...
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How to eject disk via the commandline

Ok - i'm attempting to install Vista Business Edition on a MBP using the multi-disk installers from MSDN. All's well until the installer demands disk 2 - the Eject key doesn't work without the mac ...
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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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Norton Ghost EBAB03F1: The specified network name is no longer available

After about 15 minutes, a Norton Ghost 14 backup fails with Error EBAB03F1: The specified network name is no longer available. The source computer is a P4 laptop running Windows XP SP3. The target ...
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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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Advice for a quick BackUp

I have a Windows Vista Dell Machine. From the past 2 days, it's acting strange and I feel it could crash. I have a restore point but if there is a hardware failure, that's all worthless. Can someone ...
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Vista Business can't contact domain controller

One of laptops in our firm has problems contacting domain controller. It is Vista Business with DHCP enabled config (DNS set up correctly). At this point only one person can login and only if network ...
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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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Networkmapping script (VBS) Vista doesn't work, XP does

I've got a weird problem, (like always :p ) Okay: Situation: Windows 2003 domain with XP clients. With a GPO I'm running a VBS script on login to map a few drives. This works great on XP, but not on ...
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Vista virtual machine runs slow in Vmware Server 2.0

I'm running Vmware Server 2.0 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T61, on Windows XP. Normally, VMs run fine on this setup, but I installed a Vista VM and it's running painfully slow. Too slow to even use. There's ...
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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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Vista, IIS7, Dynamic DNS & Netgear Issues

I'm running Windows Vista Business and installed IIS 7 (I changed no settings in it, everything is on default). I have a domain and have setup Dynamic DNS for it with the host. I use a program ...
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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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How to report less memory to 32 bit program so it will work on 64 bit Vista?

I have a legacy setup program that will not install on a 64 bit version of Vista with 4GB of RAM. The setup program performs a check at the beginning of the installation to see if there is enough ...
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Vista Public Folder Sharing

We've just added a Vista Home Premium machine to our office workgroup network. The rest of the machines are running XP. In the Network and Sharing Center of the Vista machine, 'Public Folder Sharing' ...
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How to cleanly leave Windows 2008 Small Business Server Active Directory

I recently set up SBS 2008 and joined the Active Directory on my Vista Machine with the plan of having more computers on the network. That worked fine. However, plans have changed and I still only ...
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How to get Vista to auto Lock after x minutes

Usually in good shops, your network admin will somehow set everyone's OS to lock after a certain period of time to ensure security. I liked this and I miss it. My current network admin hasn't done ...
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How do I add files to a Vista or Win7 install.wim file?

I'm trying to add files to an install.wim file so that they will show up on the system after the OS has been deployed. I have tried the following steps: Mount the image with "imagex /mountrw..." ...
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Reserving Ports on Windows Vista?

Is there a way to reserve a range of ports on windows vista? On windows XP and 2003 there was a registry key for that (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/812873), does anyone know of a method to do so ...
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Access “advanced boot options” in Vista when using multiboot

Using MDT and WDS for deployment I setup a Vista system where I have 3 partitions. One partition is the OS, one is a factory recovery partition with winRE on it and the last is a linux system with a ...
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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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Make iis7 accessible from the internet

How can i Make iis7 accessible from the internet ? i opened port 80 on my router and firewall but i use try to access it i get the router configuration . any ideas ??
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How can I start xampp and stop IIS on port no 80 in Windows Vista?

I have installed xampp server on Window Vista. The default port no 80 is running for IIS. I need to stop IIS Service and start the Xampp sevice for port no 80. Currently I am running my xampp server ...
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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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self-signed certificate issue in IIS 7.0

I am setting up IIS 7.0 on a Windows Vista box. I am using self-signed certificate (by using built-in Create Self-Signed Certificate feature of IIS 7.0) on a web site. The I can browse from the local ...
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How to enable domain select on Vista logon screen?

I recently set up the first Vista laptop for our domain, and discovered that there is no longer a domain dropdown box. Main application is switching between domain and local computer accounts. Since ...
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Installing Service Packs for Vista and SQL Server Express

I need to update Vista SP1 to SP2 and install SP1 for SQL Server Express 2008. In which order should I install these service packs and has anyone had any problems with installing SP1 for SQL Server ...
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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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Network card requires reset

One Vista PC in our small office fails to initialize networking about 1 reboot in 3. Vista's diagnostics are never able to repair the issue. However, the problem can be consistently resolved (until ...
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Error setting a Windows Service LogOn user

I have a windows service installed (Vista SP1), and I'm trying to set its logon user to a domain user instead of the SYSTEM account. I'm able to select the domain location & user through ...
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vista clients can't connect to default sbs 2008 share

One of my vista sp2 clients can no longer see the default share on my sbs 2008 sp2 box. The server has no av and i've unsintalled anti virus stuff from the client and rebooted it. The client was ...