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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What's the best way to move c:\users to d:\users under vista/W7 [closed]

I just installed Windows 7 RC1 and want to move c:\users to d:\users. What's the best way to do this? Due to the fact that Windows 7 creates a reserved partition that is mounted as C: in the ...
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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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Remote Desktop Security

I currently run Remote Desktop on my home computer (Vista Ultimate). It is always on so I can access things from my home computer when I am not there. I have a linksys firewall and use port forwarding ...
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How do I run a batch file on a local network as Administrator? (Vista)

I have a couple of batch files which must be run as Administrator. I can do so if they are on my machine, but when I put them on the network and then try to run them as Administrator, the command ...
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What do I do if .NET Framework is not installing?

When I try to install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows Vista 64bit Home Premium edition it did not work. The Windows Update error code was 643. How do I fix this problem and install it?
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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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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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How do I change the default location for a users home directory in Vista?

I would like to move the default location of my c:\Users\USERNAME to another drive. What is the easiest way to do this and how? I know that I can move each of my "Special Folders" like Documents, ...
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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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How can I map a SFTP to a Drive, natively in Windows

Today I saw that Vista and Win7 (which I am using) have the option to map ftp natively, according to this article: http://cybernetnews.com/cybernotes-map-a-ftp-to-a-drive-in-windows/ But I need to ...
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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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On Windows Vista, is there a way to allow an application to always run with elevated permissions?

Here is the scenario, I have an application that requires elevated permissions to run on my Windows Vista based HTPC, but I don't want to disable UAC because the computer is always connected to the ...
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How can I script schtasks so it doesn't need a password?

I'm trying to install some software using a batch script and using schtasks to start a service every day at midnight. The script works fine, but it prompts for a password, which causes the script to ...
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Tomcat won't start - how to check that port 8080 is not in use

Tomcat won't start, and it has worked perfectly before. I suspect something else is running on port 8080. I am running Windows Vista. How do I check that nothing else is using port 8080. I have ...
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Is it possible to install Windows Vista or 2008 Server on a USB Hard Drive?

With Windows XP, it was not possible to install it to a USB Hard drive (without diving deep into unsupported terrain). With Windows 7, it looks like VHD Support could solve that. But is there a ...
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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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Disabling process crash dialogs on Vista

A sequel of Disabling "MyApp has stopped working" dialog. What can I do so that no dialog appears when a process crashes? Update: If Windows Error Reporting is disabled, the dialog says "A problem ...
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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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How important is UAC for developers?

Our small team of developers primarily uses Windows Vista. There has been some debate about the importance of Vista UAC (User Account Control). How important is UAC for experienced users, ...
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Archived and queued Windows Error Reporting

Just ran Disk Cleanup on a computer here (Windows Vista), and saw 3 items in the list I haven't seen before: Per user archived Windows Error Repo... | 402 MB System archived WIndows Error Repor... | ...
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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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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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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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Possible to have SFTP Server in Vista Home Basic Edition? [closed]

I will be getting a Vista Home Basic Edition box, that I would like to make into an FTP Server. With the IIS for this Vista Home Basic Edition allow for an FTP Server? And what are the best programs ...
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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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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 ...