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107 views

Windows 7 clients connecting to MSMQ on Windows XP box fail - Seems like it is RPC failing

I have a XP box running some MSMQ public queues. Windows 7 clients cant connect to these, however Windows XP clients can. When connecting from my Windows 7 client with a MSMQ Queue Explorer program, I ...
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2answers
84 views

Reduce Windows login time by preloading profile

My workstation at work takes around 10 minutes to log in to Windows (running scripts, group policy / security tasks etc). As a result, users tend to lock / unlock machines without completely logging ...
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2answers
78 views

Client connectivity to MSSQL

I'm wondering if there is a policy that can be pushed that defaults a client to always dynamically determine the port for connectivity. I'm dealing with a custom C# application that connects to a ...
0
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1answer
41 views

Modify Local Group Policy automatically

I need to apply Group Policy settings in the Local Group Policy object. Creating a domain level GPO is not an option because many of the computers are not member of the AD domain, because these ...
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2answers
67 views

Controlling Windows XP and 7 firewall via GPO

I picked up some bad habits from previous co-workers and I'm thinking I should change some of them. It was standard practice to just disable Windows firewall because it caused more problems than it ...
0
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2answers
64 views

Win XP vs Win7, when sending credentials to the remote server, is there a difference?

On a 2003 windows server I have a com+ application which is available to its clients on everybody, anonymous permissions. Windows XP machnes doesn't have problems with accessing, activating, lanuching ...
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2answers
328 views

Missing 'HKCU:\Network' subkey when browsing registry remotely with PowerShell

I'm trying to clean up a big mess of random mapped network drives. All our network drives have been mapped on a per-user basis (causing gwmi win32_mappedlogicaldisk to come up empty). I'm trying to ...
0
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1answer
32 views

Running Network-Reliant Processes on Startup

I'm in charge of deploying and modifying a bit of in-house software that is meant to run on end-user workstations, which run either Windows 7 or XP SP3. The goal is to maximize the amount of time the ...
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0answers
34 views

Implications of changing offline files settings on a network share

I have a windows network share that is currently set to allow windows clients to specify what is available offline. We want to change the option to all no files/programs to be available offline. ...
0
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1answer
570 views

Listing ODBC Connections on Remote Machine

I'd like to connect to a Windows (XP & 7) machine remotely (command line or Powershell) & list the ODBC's installed on that machine, ideally I'd be able to list the server name/database setup ...
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1answer
56 views

Problems using GPO from Windows Server 2000 to Windows 7

So I'm using Windows Server 2000 (I know that's old and not effective but we are not in charge of the AD so no choice), and we don't have the access to GPO about users, only computers. That's why we ...
2
votes
1answer
178 views

Uninstall unknown software via group policy.

I'm wondering if this is an possible through group policy. Is possible to define a list of allowed programs and have the rest automatically un-installed when a user logs off/on their computer? ...
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2answers
65 views

Manage multiple hardware and OS

I'm new at windows management, before I've worked only with Apple Macs. Now I am at a company that has almost 100 computers with different boards, brands, different hard drives, etc.. in different ...
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1answer
254 views

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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1answer
91 views

Inject events in the event viewer in an old date [closed]

I need to inject some event in my event viewer in an old date, how event viewer data are stored, and can I change it? ** EDIT ** I need it to know that if any one, In any way can fool me and do ...
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3answers
985 views

VMware Workstation Guest won't reply to external pings [closed]

I have a Windows 7 x64 machine running VMware Workstation along with a Windows XP x86 guest. The Windows XP machine can ping every machine on my network, as expected, but none of them are able to ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How do I remove a printer connection without the user's intervention?

Here's the situation: We're replacing 11 printers with newer models, and we'll be installing them on our print server and sharing them out. The plan is to share the new printers under different ...
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1answer
38 views

Removing windows 7 from the E drive without impacting other OS [closed]

I had Windows XP installed in my system (D:/) after that I had installed Windows 7 on E:. How can I unstall Windows 7 from E:\ safely and without impacting Windows XP on D:\ ? Edit Am I on the ...
0
votes
2answers
230 views

DHCP/DNS/Windows server 2008 / w7 / xp internet issue

Title might be weird but I wanted to include all the factors involved. I have a windows server 2008 r2 in a virtual network which has 2 networkadapters The settings are the following Adapter 1 ...
4
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1answer
2k views

What are the differences between Windows EVT and EVTX log files?

Windows is moving to the *.EVTX format for their logging files, but we still have clients that have versions that write to the older *.EVT format. What are the differences in how those files are ...
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2answers
188 views

User with Mandatory Profile can log in to Windows 7 but not to Windows XP

I have a Windows Server 2008 domain with both WinXP and Win7 PCs. Users are usually fine to log in to either OS, but there is one user who can't login on XP. It fails to create his profile. I believe ...
0
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1answer
678 views

Specific Users experience Slow Login on XP, but no issues on Windows 7?

I am finding specific domain users endure ~15 minute login to XP machines, but have no issue logging onto Windows 7. Other users are able to login to these XP machine swithout issue. When the ...
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1answer
104 views

What is the most reliable way to copy access front end files to client PCs

I have several in house databases which have access 2003 front ends, either adp or ade files. I need to copy these from my server to every client machine. In the past I have used a rollout scripts ...
3
votes
1answer
252 views

GPO Screensaver not appearing

I've got a small network that consists of 80+ workstations that are a mix of Win7 and XP. Recently I tried applying a branded screensaver to appear on all the computers after the predetermined(15 ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows 7 Clients are Locking Files

Since introducing Windows 7, we have a strange problem with locked files. We have a VB6 Program stored on a server. Clients open the program from the share, and work with it all day. When we had ...
3
votes
2answers
8k views

Access Network Folder using Different User Credential

Domain Controller OS - Window Server 2008 R2 Client OS - Window XP, window 7 Window XP client name - Client1 Window XP Client Name - Client2 I had login as "abc.local\Q2020" on Client1 and ...
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2answers
226 views

How can I know if someone change the default gateway on an XP or 7 client?

I want to keep a track who is changing the default gateway of any Client PC running Windows XP or Windows 7. Is this in a log anywhere? If not, how can I track or log this event?
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2answers
8k views

Cannot access Windows 7 share from Windows XP

I have a new Windows 7 machine named PAP44 in the PAP workgroup. The networking is set to "Work" mode for the wired LAN. I have a couple of users and I've shared a folder and set it so both users can ...
0
votes
1answer
338 views

Connect Outlook to our Exchange Server 2003 over the Internet

We have a one mail server here on site running Exchange 2003, however we are part of a large exchange group - there are some 10 outlook mail servers around the world and we are just one of the ...
2
votes
1answer
269 views

Disable (or switch off) a network interface on windows but keep the “plug and play”

I'm looking for a good workaround to do this on Windows 7 and Windows XP: Disable or make ineffective the network interface (ETH, WIFI, any NIC). If the user connect his ETH cable, the network ...
2
votes
1answer
91 views

Mounting a Windows share as a folder with data persistance in Win7/XP

I was wondering if anyone had figured out a good way of mounting a network share (\\server\dir1\dir2) to a folder (say C:\folder1\folder2) in such a way that when the share is disconnected the data ...
2
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0answers
366 views

Windows XP not mapping drives after logging into a windows 7 PC

Bit of background. We map out network drives via GPO. This works fine for both XP and windows 7 clients. The GPO’s are served by a Win2008R2 DC. I have a user that has to works in 2 departments. The ...
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0answers
227 views

Access denied to a directory shared by a Win 7 Pro x64 machine, from all XP Pro SP3 hosts, fixed by server reboot

I recently started to manage the existing network of a small business. They have about 10 machines, with various versions of Windows (mostly XP Pro and Seven, 32 bits). I installed a new server (a ...
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1answer
1k views

Disabling IE Security popup with Registry entry

For an unattended installation, how could I disable the popup in IE8: When you send information to the internet it might be possible for others to see that information? This popup blocks my scripts. ...
2
votes
1answer
158 views

Set Windows Theme Settings Globally?

Long story short, we have a small thin client infrastructure setup using Windows 7 and XP for educational use (not Server 2008/2003). My question is if anyone knows of a way to set the Windows theme ...
2
votes
1answer
553 views

Hide network path displayed in mapped drive name

Is there a way to hide the network path that is displayed by default in a mapped drive name? We've got Windows 7 and XP machines and we're migrating from a fileserver to a SAN. Currently in My ...
1
vote
1answer
9k views

Script to delete temp files for all users in XP, Vista, and 7

Basically, we have numerous customers running XP and 7 with a few Vista machines. I've found this batch script, but it is limited to the current user (uses the %userprofile% environment variable). ...
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4answers
732 views

Is Remote Desktop to Workstations Secure?

I have users that want to use remote desktop for remote access to their workstations. I have RADIUS connected VPN server that I use, however I remember to connect and disconnect rather than send web ...
1
vote
1answer
255 views

Restrict access to All Users folder on XP and 7 via GP

I am attempting to restrict access to the All Users folder via GP. Currently I have the setting under: Computer/Policies/Windows Settings/Security Settings/File System configured for the ...
2
votes
2answers
347 views

WMI is showing wrong version of Microsoft Access

We use Microsoft Access for certain database functions and as most of you already know an Access database can be very grumpy when accessed by an outdated version of Access. In order to control this I ...
2
votes
1answer
52 views

Windows Update state on fresh installations?

I can't find this tiny bit of info anywhere: is Windows Update enabled or disabled by default on fresh installs of the OS? Basically I want to know whether it's on or does one have to manually enable ...
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vote
1answer
3k views

How can I rejoin a Windows machine to the domain without losing user data if trust relationship on machine was broken

Long story short. A new machine was added to our domain with the same machine name as a pre-existing machine. Rather than receiving an error from the domain when this was being done, it simply ...
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3answers
286 views

Migration: Office 2003 > 2010 | Windows XP > 7

My company will be migrating from Windows XP/MS Office 2003 to Windows 7/MS Office 2010. We will have a set of Excel and Access files and we should be sure that all works perfectly after the ...
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1answer
225 views

What is the difference between Windows XP services and Windows 7 services?

I have downloaded an open source C++ application. This application run as a Linux daemon, listening at a port, and waiting for connection from client PC. Someone has compiled this application under ...
2
votes
2answers
245 views

Adding permanent classification title bar to windows workstations

I would like to add a permanent title bar at the top of a workstation's Desktop window to indicate a machine's security level (Unclassified, Confidential, etc). I would like to do this as a GPO, if ...
3
votes
4answers
1k views

VirtualBox: grain table inconsistency

The setup in question is as follows: Windows 7 64bit host running VirtualBox. The guest machine is running Windows XP 32bit. After a power failure on the host box, the guest machine cannot boot and ...
0
votes
1answer
109 views

Configuring XP guest and Win7 host so guest gets best advantage of host's RAM? [closed]

I have a Windows 7 64 bit with lots of RAM hosting a VirtualBox VM with a Windows XP guest. The apps run on the guest use so much ram that it typically ends up swapping. I'd like to know any tips ...
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4answers
1k views

Outlook 2007 /2003 Keeps asking for Password repeatedly

Every time you open outlook 2003/ 2007 outlook keeps asking for the password repeatedly, even though you entered correctly/ you have saved it, its keeps prompting for the password!!! Please can ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Change windows computer name from command prompt

Is it possible to change the computer name of a Windows XP or Windows Vista/7 machine from the command prompt. So for example the command line equivalent of the following in XP. "Start >> right click ...
1
vote
2answers
799 views

Can't connect disk management to remote XP PC from local Win7/Server 2008

Scenario as follows: support technicians using Windows 7 PC's or Server 2008 terminal server are unable to connect Disk Management MMC snap in to a remote PC when the remote device is running Windows ...