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Mr Snrub

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  1. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available as a public download.
  2. http://windows.microsoft.com/ie9 Worldwide languages download page: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-9/worldwide-languages
  3. Update to this thread... Posted on February 9: http://blogs.technet...ring-today.aspx
  4. Posted on February 9: http://blogs.technet...ring-today.aspx
  5. You can't find it because that license doesn't have the feature available: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/r2-compare-specs.aspx
  6. Nope, there is no upgrade path between 32-bit and 64-bit (or vice versa), regardless of the version. As you can't do an in-place upgrade this is effectively a new machine, so if you have a domain environment then your problem is going to be getting a Domain Admin to join the new OS installation to the domain so it can be trusted.
  7. If you acquired the ISO legitimately then it is bootable, you just need to burn the DVD directly from it, nothing else. I'm not familiar with Nero as to the exact steps, but this is a very basic purpose for CD/DVD burning software so it should be clear.
  8. That's the "breadcrumb trail" I mentioned, a very neat addition in Vista.
  9. "Parent folder" keyboard shortcut is ALT+up arrow. The UI change to go for consistency in "back" (previous, not parent) behaviour was done in Vista, when the breadcrumb trail in the Explorer address bar was introduced for rapid folder navigation.
  10. You could try the Windows key + left arrow key a couple of times to see if it can snap to the visible part of the virtual desktop?
  11. Windows has a virtual desktop and some applications "remember" their last location based on that - in your case the PDF reader was last used viewing documents to the right-side of the virtual desktop, now no longer visible as there's no physical screen to display that part. (There is nothing to stop an application reporting its location in a non-renderable part of the virtual desktop, this isn't Windows' fault.) What you can do is hover over the icon in the task bar, then right-click the preview window (don't bring the jump list up, this will not help) and click Move from the context menu, then hit one of the arrow keys once - now you can move the mouse around the visible portion of the virtual desktop and the window will be stuck to the cursor until you left-click to drop it). The alternative (per application) would be to go through the registry settings or INI files that have kept the record of the window location & size, then edit them directly.
  12. Are you checking the "number of cores Windows uses" through that MSCONFIG page?As that defaults to 1 only if you actually check the box "Number of processors", as has been mentioned already, otherwise it will use all it sees. The way to check the number of cores actually in use is simplest through Task Manager, on the Performance tab - how many CPU Usage History graphs do you have?
  13. Hmm, not heard of any problems like that with the Smart Card Removal service... but then I've only seen it first-hand using Windows 7 clients to a W2K8R2 RDS server. Is the problem specific to the action specified (disconnect)? I would test the lock workstation and force logoff options to see if it is just the "smart card went bye-bye" event that isn't coming from the clients' redirected smart card devices, as a starting point. Is there anything consistent about when it works vs when it doesn't work? (Such as, it works if the user logs on using the smart card and then pulls it, but not if they reconnect to an existing session first.) The Smart Card Removal Policy service is responsible for enforcing the action specified when a smart card is removed from a session that used it for authentication, and the Smart Card service (IIRC) is the one that retains the session/smart card information. If the latter is restarted when sessions are active, they won't be able to associate a smart card removal event with a session for the Smart Card Removal Policy service to be told to take action. Any reason you chose to configure it through a local policy rather than a GPO aimed at the TS server(s)? Not really much help there, sorry, but food for thought at least.
  14. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Beta and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta For those waiting to test the RemoteFX & Hyper-V Dynamic Memory features in a test environment. (I know what I'm doing this week now.) For home PCs running Windows 7 that will never use either of the new features, don't install this expecting a massive improvement in performance - there weren't major performance issues at launch like such as those that plagued Vista. (I am sure there will be plenty of people installing it to run WinSAT or 3D benchmarking programs to report "OMG my score went up/down X.X after SP1!" in any case )
  15. Ah, I see - I have previously done as MrJinje suggests and remove the hard drives that won't be used for the OS itself, especially if they have a partition marked as active.If the RAID array is only used for storage, however, then I would likely just attach the SSD and do the install directly to it - then you'll also know that the array will be visible once Windows is installed ~30 minutes later. If you find the firmware on the SSD needs updating, do it before you write anything to it - you may also find that you need the drive controller to be set to IDE mode and not AHCI during the firmware update, so disconnecting the other drives at the same time would be smart. I've never messed about with the local location of the user profiles, and given the frequency of reads for files under them I would keep those on the SSD for the most benefit.What I would do is to have a C:\Temp or C:\Downloads folder which is actually a volume mount point to a partition on the RAID array, then use this for the default location you save or extract files to (by keeping these out of the user profile it avoids them getting very large. (You could then change the system and user environment variables TMP and TEMP to point to the alternative location if you like.)
  16. How do you mean "safely"?You say you are already using the RAID volume for storage, there is no reason to assume the data on it will be affected by an installation of Windows on another volume, and if you are running Windows 7 currently then there must be drivers for your RAID controller to be able to access the data. To avoid wear on the SSD you should get into the habit of using your storage volume for temporary files, frequently updated data and small files which would not benefit from the low latency or read time. That depends entirely on whether there are in-box drivers from the manufacturer for your RAID controller.The easiest way to determine this is to see if the volume appears (as a single volume, not 2 separate disks) during the setup phase where you pick the volume on which to install Windows. If it appears there as 1 disk then once Windows is installed it will be available too - if not, then you'll need to have the chipset/disk controller drivers ready to install after installing Windows (or see if they come down automatically via Windows Update). This is definitely something to check in the forums for the SSD manufacturer (OCZ, Kingston, Intel, Crucial, etc.) - there are often tools to help clean & prepare SSDs, as well as check alignment and there may be firmware updates to apply to the disk itself before putting any data on it at all.When Windows 7 is installed on an SSD it auotmatically detects this to disable Superfetch & disk defragmenting so you don't need to do it manually as was necessary before.
  17. <TL;DR> There is nothing you need to change in order to make Windows or applications running on it use multiple processors. </TL;DR> Windows is a symmetric multi-processing (SMP) operating system and all threads are able to run on any available logical processor by default (CPU affinity is set to "all"). The Windows kernel is multi-threaded so it can use multiple processors at the same time for its own work (or on behalf of device/filter drivers), the same goes for some of the user-mode processes provided with the OS. 3rd party applications or those that you write yourself must be written to create their workloads so that it can run in parallel to use all available CPUs simultaneously (many are not) - otherwise their 1 active thread will be scheduled on any available CPU. There is no way to change this, it is a design issue with the application itself. You can happily run 2 single-threaded applications and expect them to use both your logical processors simultaneously. To check the load across your processors, you can use Task Manager - on the Performance tab you can see a CPU Usage History for every logical processor. One single-threaded application using lots of CPU time may find itself running on the same processor (to take advantage of the L2 cache), or it may get scheduled on alternate processors making the load appear as 50% on both rather than 100% on one.
  18. If Windows believes the component is installed, did you just lose the shortcut to it? Browse to the folder %programfiles% - is there a DVD Maker folder there, and does it have DVDMaker.exe in it? If not, then I would uninstall the component and then reinstall it.
  19. Smells like classic overheating to me (a bugcheck would for sure do a restart or remain on the blue screen, not perform a shut down).As drivers communicate with devices to control them, they can have an impact on how hard they are worked or when fans should kick in, for example - so it might be worth checking up on chipset driver versions from the manufacturer's support page. Sometimes it's a very low-tech problem - I've seen laptops with the air intake grill blocked up with dust bunnies, meaning no fresh, cool(er) air going in, leading to a temperature rise outside of tolerance range. The BIOS might be "pulling the plug" because it thinks there is a problem on the horizon too, such as a temperature reaching a threshold, and it is trying to prevent a problem.
  20. One man's 'shutdown' is another man's 'unexpected restart'... Is the OS logging you off and then shutting the PC down? (graceful shutdown) If yes, do open applications prompt to save any work before exiting, or Windows present a message that it is waiting for programs to exit? Or is it bugchecking (bluescreening) and then restarting? (bucheck, kernel exception) Or is it spontaneously restarting? (hardware issue, or dump options are disabled/too quick to see) Or is it spontaneously powering off the PC instantly? (hardware/BIOS/heat issue) When the PC starts up again: Does it report that the last shutdown was not fully successful, and presents a boot menu with the Safe Mode option? Are there no "the previous shutdown was unexpected" events logged?
  21. Mr Snrub

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    Please elaborate on "downloaded a lite version", we do not allow discussions around warez on this forum. If this was poor wording and you have created a lite version from your own legally-acquired media, there is a separate section for those topics.
  22. Have you tried disabling Data Execution Prevention for those .exe files? Right-click Computer > Properties Advanced system settings > Settings button in "Performance" section Data Execution Prevention tab If you have "Turn on DEP for all programs and services except those I select" (recommended) then click the Add button and browse to the program's executable to add it to the list of exceptions. If that doesn't help, I would contact the vendor to ask them if there is any way to get their program to work on Win7 x64.
  23. The TrustedInstaller account is used by the Windows Installer service and now "owns" many of the components of Windows since Vista. As all other users only have list contents, read & execute they are able to use most of binaries, but permission to make changes to those files is reserved for TrustedInstaller (so changes are transactional and trackable). You can use takeown to take ownership of the folder and then grant yourself permission to write in there, but I would strongly recommend against this (you are reducing the system's security and there is no way to determine what the effects of doing this at a later date might be). What is it that you need to write/replace under this folder? Have you tried using a command prompt when booting from the Windows 7 DVD to do the file copy?
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