Questions tagged [windows-7]

Windows 7 is the Microsoft PC operating system released in October 2009. It is the successor to Windows Vista and has been succeeded by Windows 8. It shared the same UI style as Windows Vista, but was based on an incrementally newer version of the NT kernel (6.1, from 6.0) and was released in 6 major editions for both home and professional use.

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certutil -ping fails with 30 seconds timeout - what to do?

The certificate store on my Win7 box is constantly hanging. Observe: C:\>1.cmd C:\>certutil -? | findstr /i ping -ping -- Ping Active Directory Certificate Services Request interface ...
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Windows 7 contains duplicate, identical builtin print forms (Letter, Legal) but only one of the 2 successfully prints

I have a Windows 7 64-bit machine with a Lexmark E360dn printer. Whenever the user attempts to print anything, the printer defaults to "Letter" size, as expected. When the user clicks PRINT, the ...
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What does tracert make NETBIOS work on Win7?

This is really strange - I have a workaround for this (read on), but I'd love to know why it works. I had a VPN setup working fine with a WinServer2003 server and a Vista client. Then I setup a new ...
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Can't successfully run Sharepoint Foundation 2010 first time configuration

I'm trying to run the non-GUI version of configuration wizard using power shell because I would like to set config and admin database names. GUI wizard doesn't give you all possible options for ...
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Outlook 2010 “Cannot open this item” on Windows 7 64-bit

I have to admit this has stumped me... User's Workstation Outlook 2010 (32-bit) w/ Cached Exchange Mode enabled Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) Email account is on Exchange 2003 Problem The user is unable ...
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Group policy issues

We are having an issue on one of our clients relatively new sbs installs. The domain consists of a single SBS 2011 server with 4 Windows 7 clients and 3 XP clients. Most of the time everything is ...
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Folder Redirection/Offline Files on Win 7 | Folders are empty when not connected to the domain

I've been struggling with this issue for days and cannot seem to find anyone else with a similar issue. I will note first that I have tried using both roaming profiles and the group policy setting ...
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WSUS Error 8000FFFF

Two issues with our WSUS Some of our Servers (2008r2/2012r2) and Win 7 got error 8000FFFF when installing security updates from WSUS. For most of servers and desktops are just working fine. From ...
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Recommended Permissions for Virtual Service Accounts on Windows 7+

I'm trying to have an NSIS Installer install a custom service as part of an installation. It would be nice to run the service with one of those typical 'NT Service\xyz' style virtual service accounts ...
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Multiple Valid Certificates in Windows 7 breaking Wired 802.1x Deployment

I have a Wired 802.1x deployment using TLS machine authentication on Windows 7 (built-in 802.1x supplicant) with the necessary certs (FreeRadius v2.2.3 generated on Linux). Cisco C2960 POE switch is ...
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How do I make SMB faster on Windows?

My problem is the throughput of FFmpeg is severely limited by the speed of SMB performance. Using Wireshark I found out that FFmpeg writes are sent to my Synology SMB share in 500 byte packets with ...
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Issue installing IE11

I've been using WSUS to roll out IE11, there's a few stranglers that IE11 will not install and I've started looking into. Here's what I've done. Confirmed all prerequisite updates have been done. I'...
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Get-Process not working against remote Windows 7 clients

I have been trying to run Microsoft's GetNetworkStatistics script against remote computers to enable us to track what processes are using bandwidth along with other tools. I am unable to run the ...
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Win7 loses connection to network shares after resume unless server specified using FQDN

My Win7 client has a connection to a Linux server and its shared folders. The problem occurs when the computer wakes up after a sleep and then one of the shared folders is not accessible. I receive ...
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Windows 7 there are no logon servers available to service the logon request subdomain

I've read other solutions, but my problem is slighlty different. Problem occurs in domain environment. We work in a subdomain, but we also have some employees coming with notebooks registered in top ...
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Windows 7 “Home Group” on a work PC with only one NIC

I am a Domain Admin and am trying to support BYOD with computers that will also be domain connected. The problem is that once I domain join a PC, the "zone" changes to "domain", while Homegroups ...
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IIS 7.5: How do I compare the configuration of two “applications”?

On my Windows 7 dev machine, I have two applications configured on IIS 7.5: Both have the same web.config, but one of them works and the other doesn't (no HTTP reply, browser keeps waiting forever). ...
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How does LocalSystem determine computer name for network credential?

I'm using the LocalSystem account to try to connect to a network share. It should be using COMPUTERNAME$ as the network credential. According to the remote logs, it is actually trying to use ...
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Enforcing audit settings for all subfolders and files on NTFS

On Windows 7 I would like to enforce auditing on all subfolders and files for a specific local folder, by using the included Windows auditing features. When a user moves a file from the same NTFS ...
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How to configure RealVNC to use dual displays full screen

The setup is the following: VMWare ESXi5.0 Virtualisation server running a virtual machine Win7. This virtual machine is configured to have 2x Generic Non-PNP displays both at 1920x1200 resolution. ...
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Error 1606 - MSIs, UNC paths and permissions?

I have a persistent issue with a number of our Windows desktop systems where we see various MSI packages throw up error 1606 (and 1314, in the MSI log), which is a permission issue, when attempting to ...
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How can I programmatically unbind IPv6 from a network interface on a Windows 7 machine?

I need to unbind the IPv6 services from a number of client workstations running Windows 7. ("Untick" the selected box in the screenclip below.) For what it matters, they currently all have a single, ...
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Win7, add route with netsh without mentioning interface

I want to make a script for my team to add routes, but as each computer has its own set of interfaces so I can't know interface name/ID in advance. Is it possible to do with netsh(I know how to do it ...
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Force a specific theme for entire network using GPO

I am attempting to force a specific theme to all machines in my network. I know that the GPO "Load a Specific Theme" in: User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Control Panel/Personalization Is ...
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Scheduled RasMan connection to SSTP VPN fails only at night

Background I have an SSTP VPN with a self-signed certificate. It's running on a physical instance of Server 2008 R2 on our LAN. Three off-network workstations are scheduled to connect to the VPN "at ...
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Mount Windows 7 share using mount.cifs: Symlinks staying inside the share cannot be created

We have multiple Windows systems using Windows 7 (64bit). For web development, we want a project workspace directory that can be shared with a VM (Oracle VirtualBox). The solution included in ...
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Is there an Office 2010 registry key to turn on spellcheck by default?

I'm trying to figure out how to turn on spell check for all users automatically. I'm hoping for a registry edit as I'm going to be making a win7x64 image with office 2010 pre installed and I don't ...
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Users unable to search redirected profile folders

All of our clients are using Windows 7. Our file server is Server 2008 R2. We have redirected users' profile folders (My Documents, My Pictures, Favorites, My Videos) to a share on the file server (\\...
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Recommended Tool/Script to test Remote Desktop Performance?

Can anyone recommend a tool to test Remote Desktop performance in Windows? Windows 7-based, both client and "server". We are making changes to network, client and server and would like to assess the ...
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Meetings Disappearing from Outlook 2010 Public Calendar

We are experiencing a frustrating issue with our Public Calendars in Outlook 2010. Meetings that have been scheduled months in advance are missing, but will then reappear. If user A logs in @ 9:30 ...
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Can't reset Windows 7 Registry permissions

I am trying to reset win 7 registry permissions using secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\inf\defltbase.inf /db defltbase.sdb /verbose /areas REGKEYS But i am receiving the following error: An ...
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Improve NFS performance for Windows NFS client to Linux NFS Server

I have a CentOS 6.7 server as an NFS Server, and I have a 3-4 Windows 7 (Enterprise) PC's using Windows NFS client to mount the NFS exports. The problem I'm having is this: The Windows clients can ...
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Bitlocker device name change

When imaging our PCs we generally create a temp name for our facilities to change the device name to whatever particular department fits their needs. The issue is we can't send out any devices without ...
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Determine which Windows Update KB package a specific OS file belongs to?

I have a Windows 7 machine that has the file ucrtbase.dll of Universal C Runtime installed in the version 10.0.10586.1412. However, the latest official MS Update I can find patching this file for ...
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Cannot connect to server using DNS Name

So yesterday one of our main servers decided to break and stop working. We reverted to a backup and had some network issues that turned out to be because the ethernet connections had changed to eth2 ...
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Configuring Win10 updates to run at a specific time

I'm currently in the process of migrating some of our systems from Win7 to Win10. One of the requirements of this migration is that any systems running Win10 will need to conform to a specific update ...
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Create IBW Disk for Windows 10

I am currently changing our OS from Windows 7 Embedded to Windows 10 IoT LTSB Enterprise 1607. In Windows 7 Embedded we created a IBW disk using Windows Embedded Standard 7 Image configuration editor ...
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Windows 7 services not recognizing environment variable changes

I have 200+ Windows 7 machines that are part of a render farm. They're all running a service that is responsible for running render farm commands on the machine. Currently, several environment ...
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Windows 7 - User Profile Service is deleting Local Profile on Logon. Not guest, multiple machines

I am an IT admin for a school portraits company. We deploy dozens of laptops into the field for support of various applications and services, and today we encountered an issue where windows is ...
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Win7, RDP, TLS-Handshake: “Change Cipher Spec” packet lost on router. Win10 works

First of all: I posted this on networkengineering but was adviced to post it here because it was put on hold as offtopic there for beeing too application-centric. I don't think so as everything that ...
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NetBIOS Name Service requests not being sent or answered

I have serious inconsistency on my systems of whether NetBIOS name service requests are working on endpoints. I'm testing with Win7 and Server 2008R2 systems. We do not have a WINS server and don't ...
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Windows System State Analyzer 3.0 failing to compare file system snapshots

I have an issue with the Windows System State Analyzer 3.0. The tool takes snapshots of the status of file systems, drivers, registry and services statuses, but when I try to compare those, it fails ...
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High network utilization - System Process - PID 4

Interesting issue that we observed recently with quite a few variables so I'll attempt to make it as clear as possible. HQ site located in Southern California where main file server is present (Older ...
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net use fails with system error 67 with FQDN

I search for help with a confusing error with Windows 7 mounting a network fileshare. The problem is that on machine A a mount with the FQDN fails (net use system error 67) while the same command ...
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Finding user logged into windows computer given computer name

I have a computer on my computer network at my workplace which has an IP address that I was to reserve. I however don't know the user for this computer. How do I know a user logged into a windows ...
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Deployment of EMET causes 20% of all users to have issues with office and internet explorer

We are having an issue where, after deploying EMET we noted that about 20% of our users are having problems when using Office or Internet Explorer. The one thing that solves the issue is if an ...
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Slow Login on Network Windows 7

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue where it takes a very long time (4-5 minutes) for users to log on to their computers on a network, and after catching this timeline with the Windows Performance ...
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Windows Credential Manager unexpectedly restores previous state on reboot

After deleting all existing credentials in Windows Credential Manager, and adding a single, new Windows credential by IP with Enterprise persistence, the new state of Credential Manager (with one new ...
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Different Bandwith in slow link detection between Computer and User GPO

Given a multiple site Active Directory we occurence problems with slow link detection GPO's. We want to use slow link detection on laptops which connect are via coorperate WAN (MPLS 4-Mbit/s) to main ...
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How to restore local GPO User Logon/Logoff script setting?

I'm deploying several Windows 7 machines, and apply a GPOPack (exported through MSCM's LocalGPO utility) to set the Local GPO (no AD in there). My issue is that logon & logoff scripts settings ...

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