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Dec
5
comment Force shutdown from a remote system
+1 to all the above recommending Active Directory. Also, I'd generally recommend against using the Everyone group. If you must make the permissions anywhere near so broad, try using Authenticated Users instead.
Dec
1
comment Two wireless routers on one internet connection
Looks like this might be more suitable for Super User.
Nov
21
comment Where can I legally download Windows 7 OEM ISOs?
Thanks for the information. Can you comment on the legality of this? The Internet seems to have conflicting information. Some say that, while it is technically possible to perform installation & activation like this, it is a license violation. Others say it's not. If you can give a bit more details than just a yes/no regarding the legal issue, that would be appreciated.
Nov
21
comment Where can I legally download Windows 7 OEM ISOs?
To add to the confusion Ars Technica addresses the same issue, but says it is legal.
Nov
21
comment Where can I legally download Windows 7 OEM ISOs?
@Sathya Perhaps that's the solution, then - use a Retail or VL image with the OEM key. If you can confirm that my presumption is wrong, and this is possible, please post it as an answer. I prefer confirmation from first-hand knowledge or experience though - references I've found thus far on the Internet seem to have conflicting information. (The most detailed and probably reliable answer I've seen is from PCWorld - they say it's technically possible but also technically a license violation.)
Nov
21
comment Where can I legally download Windows 7 OEM ISOs?
@Sathya I may be missing something, but aren't those all Retail or VL ISOs? I need OEM (System Builder) ISOs.
Nov
16
comment How can I make Windows 8 scheduler to run something once when the computer is idle but then wait for at least 12 hours in order to do the same?
@leladax FTFY. Thanks.
Nov
16
comment How can I make Windows 8 scheduler to run something once when the computer is idle but then wait for at least 12 hours in order to do the same?
@edusysadmin I don't think that is it. I think the process went something like this: System goes to idle and task is triggered. 3 hours later, system comes out of idle. 4 hours after that (7 hours after first task trigger) system goes to idle again and the task re-triggers. The OP wants the task to only re-trigger at times >= +12 hours from the most recent trigger.
Nov
15
comment How do I install Skype on a domain computer so that anyone who logs in does NOT have to go through the initial config?
Might this be better off at Server Fault? Please don't cross-post. A moderator will migrate, if appropriate.
Nov
9
comment how to Specify which physical interface the VPN interface should use, Windows7
Even if you manage to do this, the VPN software may still force all data to go through the VPN - disallowing access to any local devices you're networked to. This done to prevent you from slurping data off to unauthorized devices (NAS, printer, etc.) or sharing your VPN link with unauthorized devices.
Nov
8
comment Running two wireless networks, with two different DHCP ranges (Virgin Media superhub woes)
Don't know why you're suggesting setting up dedicated DHCP servers or VLANs. The desired configuration is easily doable with most SOHO routers. The key is to treat them as what they really are - routers. Don't mess with trying to dumb them down in the least. See my answer for more detail.
Nov
5
comment windows terminal commands not working
Not sure what to tell you, regarding restoration of the old values. I'm fairly certain it can't be done under the circumstances you've described. There are some Registry keys that also hold this information though, so a System Restore may be of help - I'm sure by now that will revert a lot of changes you'd rather not have undone, though.
Nov
5
comment windows terminal commands not working
You're welcome. I'd recommend also trying to determine a root cause for this problem, if you can. It is possible that the PATH variable may have been corrupted by a bad software or update installation, or by user error, but some malware may try to manipulate it as well.
Nov
5
comment windows terminal commands not working
@Frantumn Without the two %, yes.
Nov
5
comment Outdated Trusted Root Certification Authority in Windows 7?
Go to Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update. In the panel on the left, select "Restore hidden updates". You will then see a list of updates which you or the system administrator have previously chosen to hide from the list of available updates - usually this will include things like Language Packs, or additional Microsoft software (e.g.: Silverlight) that you don't ever expect to need. See if there's a Trusted Root CA or other security update among those. If so, un-hide it and run the update.
Nov
5
comment Outdated Trusted Root Certification Authority in Windows 7?
Have you checked for any "hidden" updates in Windows Update?
Nov
5
comment Outdated Trusted Root Certification Authority in Windows 7?
Additionally, some more information could be useful: What OS version & service pack are you running? What browser version? What specific websites are you trying to access? Do you have this problem on other computers, or on the same computer with different browsers? What's the exact error you are getting? Can you bypass the error via some sort of "Proceed Anyway" option (usually available for cases such as this)?
Nov
5
comment Outdated Trusted Root Certification Authority in Windows 7?
There is a big difference between the issue in the article and yours. The article targets small companies who are having problems because their websites are often not signed by one of the big universally-trusted Root CAs. The problem you are having is with accessing the website of one really big company who does have SSL certs signed by one of the regular Root CAs. There's no reason you should be using OpenSSL as described in that article to create certs for Google's websites. Make sure your system time is correct, and you've applied all OS & browser updates.
Nov
1
comment How do I calculate clock speed in multi-core processors?
Many of the answers here do a good job of explaining why e.g. a quad-core 2 GHz processor is not necessarily equal to a single-core 8 GHz processor. However, I'm having a difficult time divining how multi-core processor speeds should be regarded when deciding a system's suitability for an application that lists a specific speed and number of cores in its requirements? (e.g.: Borderlands 2 requires a 2.4 GHz dual-core processor. Should we expect a lower-speed quad-core, or higher-speed single-core to do just as well?) Is that (or could it be) answered here, or should it be a separate question?
Oct
31
comment Word 97 Printer Properties crashes
No, I'm talking about whatever is supposed to finish the sentence "We can also go to Printer and Faxes, select the printer, and..."