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Can I deploy Windows Updates to Windows clients from a Windows 7 computer in a WORKGROUP

Q: Can I deploy Windows Updates to Windows clients from a Windows 7 computer in a WORKGROUP

I implement Point of Sale systems. Currently our POS network may have a mix of Windows platforms, mostly 7 Pro and 8.1. Windows updates need to be installed, but we handle this process manually, with the setting "download updates but let me choose
when to install them". I'm looking for a way that our clients can sit down periodically on the main computer and install updates (during non-business hours), and also push them out to the other computers in the workgroup (which may be on a different OS).
Is this possible?

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Preferred Solution: Can I deploy Windows Updates to Windows clients from a Windows 7 computer in a WORKGROUP

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Hi!
As You know July rollup is re-released in September (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605). My question is ? how to re-deploy it on devices which already have a "original" July rollup deployed? Also, I must do this via command-line. Just installing it over bring me to error "already installed". One option, yes, is to uninstall original and deploy the new one, but maybe there is a way do this at once, meaning re-deploy it. Don't have WSUS and neither SCCM.
Any ideas?
More thanks, Alar.

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Hi everyone, I have a workgroup and 2 computers (XP & Win7) on that workgroup all connected via 1 router. My roomate is sharing the router and internet connection and he is in his own workgroup. When he goes to browse the network he is able to see and access my windows XP shared folders. Is there anyway to prevent this from happening? I thought if I have the machines on a different workgroup he should not be able to access those files.

A:Windows 7 in Different Workgroup Can Still Access Windows XP Computer

Yes, you will need to setup XP with NTFS and set permissions properly on the system as a whole and remove the everyone group from that folder and make sure you have your rights added to it. or disable sharing on the folder.

Workgroups do not control access to any systems whatsoever, they just contain groups of PC's and Shares. You can access systems across workgroups, it's more of a network organization thing.

Users in Workgroup A should not always be able to access everything on systems in Workgroup B, but could have some access to some things across both, and vice versa.

It's all in the permissions....

Here is the basic overview of permissions in XP...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308419

You do need to be careful with Permissions, you can break things or completely hose a system all to heck.

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Hi,
  Now my company has 50 sets of new computer with same hardware(50 sets of OEM Windows 7 pro will be purchased).  I want to install every software to a master hard disk and clone to each of them.  Please verify my procedures is correct or
not.
1) Install Windows 7 professional to the master computer and activate by a OEM Windows 7 professional license disk.
2) Install all the related software and drivers to the master computer.
3) Use the master computer hard disk to clone 50 sets of hard disks.
4) Install each of cloned hard disk to each of new computer.
Several questions want to clarify:
i) Is the above deployment method correct or not?  If not, please advise.
ii) If yes, do i need to activate each of the cloned hard disk by corresponding OEM license key?
iii) Can i use volume license key?  If yes, what procedures need to do?

Thanks.
Paul

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Here is my Xml file.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
    <settings pass="windowsPE">
        <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm=http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/Sta>
            <ImageInstall>
                <OSImage>
                    <WillShowUI>OnError</WillShowUI>
                    <InstallTo>
                        <DiskID>0</DiskID>
                        <PartitionID>1</PartitionID>
                    </Install... Read more

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Hi,
I am in charge of creating the Windows 7 image to deploy to about 150 computers, and I am about to lose my job because I can't get this going. We are not using a server, and because of our slow network, I would like to have everything on a flashdrive so we don't use the network. I installed WAIK and have been working on the AutoUnattend.xml (using SIM) for days, and I can't get it to work correctly. I created a 'Configuration Set' on my flash drive after finishing the AutoUnattend file, and have 2 out-of-box drivers, and 3 applications that I would like to install as a test (many more to come). It seems to pick up the AutoUnattend file, (doesn't ask me any questions) but when it finishes installing windows, none of my applications are installed, and when I restart after exiting from the Sysprep box, it asks me what language I want to use. Could anyone look at my AutoUnattend file and tell me what I am doing wrong?

It looks like the Configuration Set only created one folder named AutoUnattend_Files with my 2 drivers and my AutoUnattend.xml, but no $OEM$ Folders at all (where I put the applications). Maybe I should not have created the Configuration Set. I saved a copy of the unattend.xml file before I created the Configuration Set. Here is the AutoUnattend.xml after I created the Configuration Set:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend">
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A:Really need help with Windows 7 unattend.xml file for Windows 7 deploy

It seems like it did install the 2 drivers and partition the way I wanted so I guess it is picking up the AutoUnattend file. Maybe I should add the $OEM$ Folders manually to get it to install the applications. But no applications have been installed.

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Hi!
I am a beginer in activie directory!
I wish install a msi file on my client. Thus, i made a share folder which includs msi file. I made a Organization unit with username of my client. Then i created a GPO and linked to my organization unit. but, msi file has not installed on my client after
log on! please help me!

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Ok so I have 3 computers at home using three different versions of Windows:

Desktop - XPThis computer is connected to the internet through a cable modem. The cable modem has a NETGEAR wireless router in tandem.
This computer can see Laptop #1 and Laptop #2 in the WORKGROUP.
Laptop #1 -Vista This computer uses it's wireless card to attach to the network.
This computer can see Desktop and Laptop #2 in the WORKGROUP.
Laptop #2 - Windows 7This computer uses it's wireless card to attach to the network.
This computer can see Laptop #2 but CANNOT see Desktop (running XP).
All computers are in the WORKGROUP. I have Windows Firewall on all three. For the life of me I cannot seem to figure out why Windows 7 is not seeing the XP computer. Win7 has been set to network discovery and Public Folder sharing (explaining why the other two computers can see it).

Any ideas?
Thank you.

A:Windows 7 not seeing XP computer on WORKGROUP

try this on your W7 computer, it worked for me on all our W7 computers:

You cannot view other workgroup computers on the network on a Windows XP-based computer

this is the solution, that worked for me
i really don't know, how it could happen, that the registry code was set that way

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Hello.
I have a windows server 2008 as a server and a windows 8 as a client for that. I wish install a msi file as remotely using GPO. I declare a organization unit and add a user for it. Then, i create a GPO from group policy managemet window, and linked that
to my organization unit . but after that  client join to my domain, msi file has not installed.

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Hi Everyone,

So I've been working on trying to solve this problem for a long time, and nothing I do seems to help...

Here are the specs and the outline of the problem:

I am running XP on one PC and Windows 7 on another. I have set up a workgroup, which briefly worked. I have no idea why, but, my Windows 7 PC will no longer recognize that the XP computer even exists.

I've been looking up this problem, and it doesn't seem uncommon. Based on the "fixes" I tried following, I have now noticed the following additional problems:

-I cannot turn network discovery on without it immediately switching back.
--> I cannot access DNS client: enable, as it says I do not have permission to make this change...

I am running Zone alarm... I don't know if this helps. If you need any more specs, please let me know.

Thanks. Please help me figure this out before I spent the night pulling out my hair!
 

A:HELP! Workgroup: Windows 7 is not recognizing the XP computer

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I have a Windows 8 laptop that I am sharing files on with an iMac computer running Maverick OS 10.9.4. The problem I am having is that I have two iMac computers with the same name, but different passwords....consequently, I can only network to one of them( I found this out too late). Of course I connected to the wrong one to begin with and now I need to know how to remove that one from the Windows 8.1 PC workgroup so I can network the right one. Any ideas??

A:Remove computer from Windows 8.1 PC workgroup

Try to clear the DNS Cache from the router by disconnect the power cord and leave it out for 5-10' and from the Windows 8.1, open the Admin command prompt and type: ipconfig /flushdns.

BTW, you should not have 2 PC's with the same name

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Hi all,

I'm finding Windows 10 enjoyable and pleasant for the most part.

Unfortunately, some things that are easy to find or to do (probably due to years of experience) in Windows 7 and 8/8.1 are not easy to find, assuming they exist at all, in Windows 10 build 10130. For instance, I've looked high and low for "Change PC Settings" and it is like the proverbial needle in the haystack.

My present problem is that I can't see other computers in my network/workgroup. They are visible to my Windows 7 and 8.1 computers. My network is set to private in Windows 10. Find devices is set to on.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,

keseyken

I note that I can ping all my devices, Squeezeboxes, WDMycloud hard disk, chromecast, computers etc., and the squeezeboxes, Logitech Media Server , WDMYcloud and Chromecast are showing up as devices.

A:Can't see other computers in Workgroup on Windows 10 computer

There's a Settings icon in the start menu, just about the All Apps button and Power Buttons. This is the same as "Change PC Settings" in Windows 8.x

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I am trying to add Windows 10 clients to Windows Server essentials 2016. It seem that in order for the server to see the clients I must the clients join the server server Domain. (Currently they are in a workgroup).

It looks like one has to change the Windows10 clients to access the WSE-2016 DNS. So in windows 10 I go to networks, bring up the adaptor setting. Bring up "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IvP4) and instead of "Obtain the DNS address automatically" change it to always get the DNS address on the WSE-2016 (found with ipconfig).
Then within Windows I use ?System?, ?about?, and Join the server DOMAIN. It now works. The client can now see the Server domain.
I can then see the Server files and the server can see the Windows 10 shared files.
There are still problems however.
When I reboot the Windows 10 client. I have a brand new user screen with only some of my original desktop icons showing. Do I have to essentially rebuild up everything on my desktop again!
Question: Is there not a way to have my original desktop appear when I am joined to the Domain.
Second, since there will be times when the server is off I used the router static DNS IP address as the alternative address in the above dialog box of the Windows10 clients. Seems to work since the client can access the internet even with the WSE 2016 off.
Here is my second question. I have a few home laptops as well. If I force the DNS to the server what happens when I travel. ... Read more

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We have found recently that our Windows 8.1 clients are unable to connect to Server 2012 R2 shares (SMB 3.02). When trying to browse to them in Explorer we get "Windows can't find <UNC path>". Windows 7 clients can still connect to these
shares, only our 8.1 clients are affected. Attempting to access using the IP address instead of the host name makes no difference.
The 8.1 clients can still connect to shares on 2008 R2 servers. Server 2012 R2 to Server 2012 R2 also works.
No changes have been made to the clients or to the group policies which control them that could readily explain this issue.
Any advice on where to start troubleshooting this would be appreciated.

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Recently, the network security guys made a policy of segregating servers like the HPDM server from clients, like our HP thin clients. Now, when I push settings changes and small stuff from the HPDM to the clients, that works fine, but doing anything like a capture or deploy results in the client rebooting into Windows PE mode, but then sitting there on the screen that says "Set Shared Folder" and then finally rebooting after 10 minutes of doing nothing. The error on the HPDM when this happens reads as follows:[Error Details]: Deploy image using repository Master Repository.
Failed to download t5740_2017-5_ff52.ibr from /Repository/Images/t5740_2017-5-ff52.
Failed to execute DeployImage task.
ErrorCode: 1083392, Error Info: \Ndm\branches\Release_4.6.5\Source\Cpp\Agents\Core\Task\common\[email protected]: Failed to connect the shared folder.
\Ndm\branches\Release_4.6.5\Source\Cpp\Agents\Core\Task\common\[email protected]: The network path was not found.
\Ndm\branches\Release_4.6.5\Source\Cpp\Agents\Core\Task\common\[email protected]: Failed to connect the shared folder.
\Ndm\branches\Release_4.6.5\Source\Cpp\Agents\Core\Task\common\[email protected]: The network path was not found.Can anyone tell if this is possible to do? What ports do I need to open between the two VLANs in order to allow this to work?

A:HPDM in separate VLAN from clients - how to capture/deploy i...

The deploy is supposed to happen without PXE, of course - I know that PXE broadcasts will fail across VLANs. Is there any way to open up a log screen while in the WinPE deploy environment on the client, in order to see more details about the problem? Right now the client machines don't tell me anything at all; they just sit at a screen for 10 minutes and reboot. It'd be nice to see what they're seeing.

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I've seen topics that dance all around this, but never exactly match my scenario.  I have Win 7 computers on a domain that have been accessing older network shares since they were set up 2-4 years ago.  In the last few weeks, one very critical PC
cannot access an older (Server 2003) share over the network, though other Win 7 computers can.  I worked on it this issue for 3 weeks, including reading and trying everything in every post that resembles this problem.  None of it worked.  I
bought a brand new Win 7 64 bit PC and set it up 1.5 weeks ago.  It accessed the older shares with no problems.  After being on vacation a few days I booted up the PC to continue the deployment and it starting finishing up Windows updates installation.
 After that was done I could NOT ACCESS THE OLDER SHARES!

It is obviously an update causing this and it has done it on a brand new computer which worked last week and did not work after Windows Updates were installed.  SO, here's MY question:  Does anyone at Microsoft or elsewhere have a clue as to which
update would have caused this?  The updates were downloaded on 7/1/16 and finished installing today (7/13/16) after being shut down for a week.

This is crazy!  Please help!

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This is my first thread so hopefully I have followed the rules

1. Wired issue
2. My ISP is Videotron
3. Cable
4. Asus RT-AC66U
5. Normally Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 but I have uninstalled it on all machines temporarily

network log is after explanation

Problem

I have 3 computers Main , HTPC, and Laptop. My laptop connects thru wifi, my main connects thru a powerline that is connected to my router, and my HTPC is connected to my router directly. I had the homegroups working fine and then I decided to change the name of my laptop because it was too long. After I did I didn't have access to that laptop from my main but could still access thru the HTPC with homegroups.

I read some forums online that suggested just simply leaving the homegroup and starting fresh because it would be easier. I did that on main and tried to rejoin the existing homegroup but haven't been able to join the homegroup back. I decided then to leave the homegroup for each computer and start completely over.

I'm able to create a homegroup from HTPC or Laptop and both of them can join no problem but my main cannot join either homegroup. If I create the homegroup on the main then neither the laptop or the HTPC can join.

Essentially when I go to homegroup, it says "HTPC has created a homegroup on the network", I click join and enter the password and then it keeps trying for a good 30 secs (compared to almost instantly on the other computers) and then it says "Win... Read more

A:Windows 7 workgroup used to work and now one computer cannot rejoin

Kaspersky is famous for causing problems with Homegroups.

If you deleted all files inside of the PeerNetworking folder on all Homegroup machines then you shouldn't be having these problems unless Kaspersky is involved. You can either try configuring Kaspersky to work with Homegroups or remove it completely using the uninstall tool for Kaspersky.

If certain services are turning themselves off then try running a system file repair scan using the sfc /scannow command, if there are file problems then run the scan three times rebooting after each scan.

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Hi guys,

I'm using Windows 8 under VMWare Fusion on a Mac to access Windows 7 machine which acts as a file server. Both are part of Workgroup. The problem I experience is that after every reboot Windows 8 forgets the credentials despite checking the box "remember". Anybody else have this problem? How did you resolve it?

Thanks.

A:Windows 8 Clients forgets credentials to Windows 7 after restart

Found the problem. Apparently, it happens to Windows 7 users too.

One needs to go to Control Panel -> User Accounts and Family Safety -> Credential Manager -> Windows Credentials and add a Windows Credential. If done this way, it will be saved and assigned Persistence: "Enterprise", whereas if done after reboot it will be "login only", last only current session and won't be saved in the system.

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hello
i have a storage server installed in my network which has a D drive completely allocated to shared folders. those folders are created department wise and mapped on user machines. folders are accessible by authorized people in windows 8.1 64 bit and above
but never possible in windows 7 and win 8 32 bit machines. i checked appropriate permissions and security features but everything looks good. can anyone help me in this regards.



Roy

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I have 2 computers, one running Windows 7 and one running Windows XP (named "A31"). They are hooked up to the same router. I can ping each from the other using the command line. The workgroups are both set to MSHOME.
 
In Windows Explorer on the XP computer, I click on My Network Places>Entire Network>Microsoft Windows Network and there's nothing there. Even if it isn't connecting to other computers on the network, its own computer name (A31) should be listed there, right?
 
I can't connect to either computer from the other to share files and I've been googling around for a while and I can't find anything to help me.

A:XP computer not visible under "Microsoft Windows Network" and workgroup

Figured it out...
 
Network connections - right-click on the connection
Properties>General
Make sure Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer sharing for Microsoft networks are checked

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I have 2 computers, one running Windows 7 and one running Windows XP (named "A31"). They are hooked up to the same router. I can ping each from the other using the command line. The workgroups are both set to MSHOME.
 
In Windows Explorer on the XP computer, I click on My Network Places>Entire Network>Microsoft Windows Network and there's nothing there. Even if it isn't connecting to other computers on the network, its own computer name (A31) should be listed there, right?
 
I can't connect to either computer from the other to share files and I've been googling around for a while and I can't find anything to help me.

A:XP computer not visible under "Microsoft Windows Network" and workgroup

Figured it out...
 
Network connections - right-click on the connection
Properties>General
Make sure Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer sharing for Microsoft networks are checked

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Hi there,

I am maintaining a windows 7 workgroup of around 50 PC's (in one room, and multiple rooms like this) in an educational institute. All hardware platforms are identical. No server. all in one workgroup

Required Task: To install Window 7 with all required software and customizations like Group policies for one account on all PC's. All PC's in Workgroup and not part of a domain.

I have made one workstation ready with all required customization and drivers etc. Now need to deploy exact same setup to all others workstations.

I learnt about SID duplication, other duplication/complications when using plain cloning of such installation. So decided to use sysprep /generalize. But I am facing problems and need help.

My READY reference computer has following:Windows 7 x86 installed and licensed
Two user account: Admin level and a Standard user account
All hardware specific drivers installed and configured. (chipset, graphics, audio)
Standard user account has customized desktop background, theme, screen saver, a few restrictions with local group policy
Admin level account also has few customization like desktop background etc.
All required software is installed, registered where required,customized.


When reference computer is imaged and deployed on others workstations I want to be able to the following:Must have uniqueness wherever required like Unique SIDs etc on a networked environment (may join a domain at later stage but not now)
User accounts must retain... Read more

A:Need help to Deploy Windows7 image in a workgroup

hi,

waiting for response.

No more experts?

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I have a windows 7 pro 64 bit laptop. I was getting ready to load the 10 update this weekend.

I left the computer on over night, which was a mistake because windows took that time to install a series of updates to windows 7 which stopped it from booting.
I noticed my computer as sitting at a totally black screen and was unresponsive, no disk activity not response to mouse.

I rebooted the computer it resumed it's dead state.I rebooted computer and let the system do is't repair thing. This went on for minutes and on rebooting was still messed upIt tried the auto repair 2 more times before selecting advanced options.I attempted to do a system restore. Strangely there was only one system restore point all the others where missing and the restore point from 8/30 wouldn't work.I went to command prompt and ran chkdsk d: /r and after letting that run through (no major errors), tried to reboot again.I ran HP's system diagnostics on disk/memory and system board everything checked out.Then I tried to reboot with the generic repair and again with the system restore, neither worked.I rebooted again into safe mode. I fired up device manager and disabled a network printer and scanner device that where showing yellow errors.I then started msconfig and turned off everything but some MS drivers. Rebooted...same result.I launched appwiz.cpl and removed the one program I downloaded last night and tried booting again, still no luckI let the system site for an hour, in it's quite state noth... Read more

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Hey,

I have two machines: Win XP pro and Win Vista home prem hooked up to the same workgroup. I have a share on the Win XP machine that I wish to access using the vista machine. However, whenever I double click on the win xp machine in the win vista network window, I am always prompted for a password.

I did a little research and found that a possible cause could be that both machines should have an identical username/passwrd combination. Well I did this and I still cannot get any access. I log into both the win xp and win vista machines with the same username/password and it is still prompting for the password to access the win xp comp. When I enter the username/password into the prompt, it says that it is incorrect.

Please help.

Thanks.
 

A:Windows XP pro + Windows Vista home prem workgroup

Just a quick thought since no one else answered, but did you try logging in as an admin?

i.e.
\\<computer_name>\c$

Then put your password into the prompt. That would give you the whole hard drive, and even if it's a lousy security practice, I've found it to be useful for resolving these nasty password problems. Not sure why that works, but it sometimes has for me.

Also, obviously, if your password is <null>, you can't login at all as far as I know. It's just a ground rule for Windows right now.
 

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I just installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on an HP Envy m6 laptop. I went to check for updates due to the fact that this laptop originally had Windows 8.1. Windows updates just keeping Checking for updates with the green progress bar keeps turning and
turning. I had this problem awhile back and there is an issue with two KB files which are windows update agents but I did not write them down. Does anybody have that information?
Thanking you in advance,
Dennis Sturgill

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There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what
we want to upgrade later.
Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:
https://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/12/ancile-block-spying-on-windows-7-and-8/
https://superuser.com/questions/972501/how-to-stop-microsoft-from-gathering-telemetry-data-from-windows-7-8-and-8-1#972506

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon   https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon 

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers. 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\PersistentRoutes]

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

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There is a lot of Microsoft spy ware included in certain updates nobody wants on their computers and if performing a Dist-Upgrade will embed them without an option to remove them later, then we would rather do the installation without them; and choose what
we want to upgrade later.
Examples of Windows 7 Native Telemetry/Spyware updates and the necessary steps to harden your PC against Microsoft (TM) spy ware:
https://www.ghacks.net/2016/09/12/ancile-block-spying-on-windows-7-and-8/
https://superuser.com/questions/972501/how-to-stop-microsoft-from-gathering-telemetry-data-from-windows-7-8-and-8-1#972506

For windows 10 users, I recommend blackbird www.getblackbird.net/ , (also works on windows 7) O&O Shutup 10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 , and Spybot-Anti-beacon   https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/
For windows 7, Ancile, Blackbird, Spybot Anti-Beacon 

Also make sure your Persistent routes is clean under TCPIP parameters, I had 329 embedded entries the majority of which were pointing directly to Microsoft servers. 
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\PersistentRoutes]

Will an in-place dist upgrade of a Windows/OS with Updates included embed updates in such a way they cannot be uninstalled later?

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Good Day ladies and gents,

Im sure this has been asked before and answered but I cannot find what I am exactly looking for, We setup around 5-10 new PC setups a week and looking around on how to automate/speed it up, Part of our setup We Make many setting and software changes like,

-Remove unnecessary programs
-Disabling Auto Restart
-Lowering the user profile
-Enable certain windows desktop gadgets
-Install Programs like Adobe,Java,CutePDF,Klite Codecs,
-Create a "PC Cleanup Tools" Folder with a star icon On the Public Desktop with MalwareBytes and Spybot installed with shortcuts to Disc Defragmenter and Disc Cleanup
-Set Google.ca as homepage and default search provider in IE
-Place "My Computer" And "%USERNAME%" folder on the desktop

That only being some of the stuff, In the end we re create the "Default User" Profile with the profile we just set up.
I was wondering on how I can automate this at all to make the setups faster and can be more consistent. Any help, Directions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Automatic Windows 7 Deploy

Hi is something like this what you mean Build a Windows 7 Image - Sysprep, ImageX, Deployment | TechNet

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The target windows 7 has installed DirectX11 redist and VC2015 redist.
D3Dcompiler_47.dll is missing when running.
Develop system and IDE is Windows 10 and VS2015
how to deploy C++ amp compiled by VS2015 to win7?

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I have searched high and low. I have tried norton ghost and windows deployment services. All I want to do is configure an HP computer with our companies programs and configuration, sysprep it, capture it, and deploy to multiple identical hardware. This should be easy as pie (I thought) but I am running into lots of trouble.
My latest thing is trying Windows Deployment Services. I have read multiple articles on it although they each seem to do the process a little different. So I must be missing something. I followed what I thought was all the right steps but when I try to deploy the image I created, it says "unable to find SETUP needed to install the image" and bails. Hoping someone here has gotten this before and can point out what I'm doing wrong.

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How do you deploy windows explorer programmatically. At first I embedded a "CommonDialog" component into the application. The probelem is, this one is just supposed to read a file but not to open it.

I now want to try to give the customer the option of deploying "windows explorer" from my VB application and be able to open a file. (I do not intend to pass the name of the file to Windows explorer).
 

A:How do you deploy windows explorer programmatically from VB?

use the shell command

Code:
Shell "Explorer.exe"
I'm feeling lazy right now so it might need more parameters.
 

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Hi all. I write a lot of programs on the side for myself and friends. I would like to be able to use the network deployment as shown here: Deploying a MSI through GPO

However, it seems in Windows 7 doesn't allow me to create new group policy objects. Is this even possible in Windows 7 Professional?

A:Is it possible to deploy packages over the network with Windows 7?

You need active directory (ie: Server 2003/2008, etc) in order to create a group policy object. What server do you have that's running AD?

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Hi All,

I am looking at deploying Windows 10 through WDS (Windows Deployment Services) from Windows Server 2008 R2. The intention of the deployment is to perform a clean install, rather than an upgrade, and I will be using this approach only with new systems (desktops, laptops, etc).

I am wondering how WDS will treat the serial number in Windows 10. Can I setup the deployment to pull the Windows 10 serial number from the target's (desktop, laptop, etc) BIOS?

If this isn't possible how do I deal with the licensing side of things whilst using WDS with Windows 10?

Kind Regards,

Davo

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Good day people,
I've been researching for two days about the deployment of Windows 7 64bit. I have boot-able usb stick, with Win7 64b on it. 
I've tried using MS AIK, WSIM but no luck. Followed technet in regards to this case but still no luck. I want to plug the stick in, deploy one pc after one with all the necessary drivers, plug them in the domain and proceed with next one. I've done this with
WinXP but Win7 is making it harder for me. 

Please, any advice would be appreciated. 

Regards,

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I can't post to the News yet, so I will put some good news for Redmond here.






Quote:
Nearly half of 1,200 companies surveyed by a veteran technology analyst plan to deploy Windows 7 in its first year of availability, and another 11 percent say they will make the shift as soon as Microsoft releases the first service pack update for the new operating system.


Survey: 50% of businesses to deploy Windows 7 in first year

A:50% of businesses to deploy Windows 7 in first year

We will most likely be deploying it on all of our Vista based machines. Have been running Technet RTM copies on several of the older ones to make sure all is well...

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Hi all,
What version of 8.1 image we got is combined 8.1 and 8.1 pro. The default setting of the install.wim inside the ISO is pro, and we know that if we use setup.exe in the ISO to deploy, we can choose which version(8.1 or 8.1pro)by input default product key.
However now I must build my layout image, I copied the install.wim from the ISO, I couldn't make my deployment 8.1 core version. How can I do? Very appreciated for your help and time.
:)

Vannes Yang

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Hi there,
I have a WDS server setup with images but I am having trouble with the unattend answer file bit. I always get an error after deploying in image during setup that it had trouble during the Speicalize phase. I believe it has something to do with the product
key most likely. I am wanting to skip product key entirely and leave it blank as the computers I'm deploying are all Lenovo business computers with the on board chip for activation.



The exact error I get is
"Windows could not parse or process the unattend answer file for pass [specialize]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for component [Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup]"

I am able to get the computer up and running by going into REGEDIT, Childcompletion key and changing the value of "Setup" from 1 to 3 but I am wondering how I can prevent this entirely.


Thanks!
Here is the answer file I'm using...


</component>
</settings>
<settings pass="oobeSystem">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-International-Core" processorArchitecture="x86" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<InputLocale>1033:00000409</InputLocale>
<UILanguage>en-US&... Read more

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Hello,
Hopefully some of you residing Windows 8.1/2012R2 WDS experts are able to answer this question that has been tormenting me for 3 weeks now!

I have been trying to deploy a custom Windows 8.1 image to a test VM using an answer file and WDS for a mostly unattended process (outside of selecting the image to apply).

The image and installation process actually works flawlessly if I let WDS handle all known and unknown clients.  The problem comes when I try to "name and approve" the stations.  All I do is enter the name and leave everything else blank
and/or at their default settings but it always fails no matter the tweaks I've been trying to apply to the answer file, UnsecureJoin true or false with the credentials and whatnot does not matter.  For the sake of simplicity, I'll post the "specialize"
portion of my answer file which worked using UnsecureJoin without name and approve here:

<settings pass="specialize">
<component name="Microsoft-Windows-UnattendedJoin" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
<Identification>
<UnsecureJoin>true</UnsecureJoin>
</Identification>
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A:Unable to deploy a Windows 8.1 image using WDS name and approve!

Thanks for the info Roger.

However, we ended up contacting Microsoft regarding this and after several weeks of useless tests, turns out there is a bug in WDS when using admin approval and PXE booting when using UEFI over BIOS and unattended domain joining is simply non-functional over
UEFI when pxe booting with WDS name and approve.

Long story short, keep using BIOS if you want automated joins with WDS name and approve.  If you are forced to use UEFI, the only other alternative would be to use a logon script after deployment but this assumes the account that will be logged in is an
administrator.  Either that or manually join the domain post-deployment!

Hope this helps somebody else with this same problem.  I know it caused me some major headaches.

Cheers!

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Under Windows XP I can add remote IPP printers using the following command from a batch file:
 
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /b "3rd Floor" /if /f "hpc4x50c.inf" /x /n "whatever" /r "http://printserver.domain.edu:631/printers/3rdFloor" /m "HP LaserJet 4250 PCL 6" /h "x86" /v "Windows XP"
 
This method has been exactly what I need to deploy remote printers without using Group Policy, and it relies upon the undocumented /x switch referred to near the end of
this article.
 
Before moving to Windows 7 I must find an equivalent method to silently and remotely deploy printers without GPO.  Unfortunately this method has failed in testing under Windows 7.  I have not yet found anyone who could move beyond speculation and
positively confirm or deny that this functionality has been deprecated by Microsoft.
 
Can anyone provide a successful non-GPO method of silently deploying remote printers in Windows 7?
 
Thank you. 

A:Silently deploy remote IPP printers in Windows 7

This command line will still work in Windows 7. You may try it on a sample computer.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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I know how to install the windows using multiple .swm files by inserting DVD one by one and storing their contents at one temporary location and then using DSIM to deploy the image.
I want to know is there any way like when we install the first DVD Windows start getting installed automatically without typing the commands manually for applying the image and then after it installed the first DVD it should ask to ENTER SECOND DVD and keep
on installing like this.  In short it should be more USER friendly, without letting him type the commands and knowing what is happening at the back end.

I would really appreciate any help in this direction.

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I know how to install the windows using multiple .swm files by inserting DVD one by one and storing their contents at one temporary location and then using DSIM to deploy the image.

I want to know is there any way like when we install the first DVD Windows start getting installed automatically without typing the commands manually for applying the image and then after it installed the first DVD it should ask to ENTER SECOND DVD and keep
on installing like this.  In short it should be more USER friendly, without letting him type the commands and knowing what is happening at the back end.



I would really appreciate any help in this direction.

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Hi?I am attempting to test deploy a Windows 7 image to a VM using VMware Workstation. I have Windows Server 2008 R2 installed as a Domain Controller with WDS. All network services, such as AD, DHCP and DNS have been installed and configured as well. Both the install.wim and boot.wim files are stored on a separate drive (E:) on the WDS server. My problem is?when I try to PXE-boot the VM to send the image, I get the following error message:

CLIENT MAC ADDRESS 00 0C 29 64 E4 5A GUID: 564D90FE-71D7-4F36-3893-38ACA864E45A
PXE-E53: No boot filename received

PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
Operating System not found

A quick hunch would leave me to believe that both image files weren?t stored on the server, but I double checked and both files were present. I have the network adapter on the server configured with a static IP address (192.168.1.10), as well as DHCP configured with a 10 IP address range. (192.168.1.11-192.168.1.20). I?ve heard that WDS shouldn?t be on the same DC as DHCP and DNS. Does this really matter? I?ve checked all of my configurations. I can?t figure out what else could be wrong. Anyone have any ideas? Would really appreciate some input.

Thanks,
demitch256

A:Receiving Error Message When Trying To Deploy Windows 7 Using WDS

first thing
what is the IP address VM has I have seen where the vm machine is not on the same subnet and can not see the WDS server

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My Dell laptop has not been able to install the newest 2018 updates for Windows 7.  A total of 8 fail to install every night.  I have turned off my McAfee firewall to reinstall - failure.  I have tried installing the 6 lesser important &
smaller updates (5 downloaded, 1 failure) only to find that when laptop was restarted all failed to install.  System reverted.  What to do now?  I am NOT a techie and don't want to fiddle around with folders that I am not famiiar with.

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Hey there!!!
     I will get right down to the point... I want to install Win8.1 using WIMBoot method... I have an ASUS S451LN Notebook with the following specs:
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 (x64)
CPU: Intel Core-i5 4200U @1.60GHz-2.50GHz
RAM: 8GB DDR3L @1600GHz (4GB onboard + 4GB HyperX Impact)
SSD: 250GB Samsung 840 SSD (UEFI/GPT)

     Now the OEM Win8.1 SL originally came installed on the OEM 750 HDD, I used ASUS Backtracker to backup the OEM image to a UEFI USB 3.0 Stick then installing it onto my Samsung 840 SSD... All is pretty much ok... A few
issues with the partitioning layout and sector size... Anyways, I upgraded to Win8.1 Pro followed by Update 1 with no issues so far EXCEPT the HUGE amount of GB used my Windows!!! On the 93.1GB OS partition I'm down to 19GB and that's cuz I
uninstalled a lot of programs and moved all personal data to the second partition and to OneDrive as Online-Only!!!
     So now I would like to try installing by the WIMBoot method... I have the OEM Install.wim backed up already... My concern is HOW exactly to prepare and install as WIMBoot??? Preferably the simplest and most reliable
process...

Thanks in advance!!!   

A:Prepare & Deploy OEM Windows 8.1 + Update 1 WIMBoot Method to SSD?

Hi Sevastian1180,
Regarding Wimboot images, I suppose that you have read the Overview:
Windows Image File Boot (WIMBoot) Overview
To deploy Wimboot, we first need to create a Wimboot image:
Follow the steps in the article below:
Create WIMBoot Images
Then follow the article below to deploy the WIMboot Image:
Deploy WIMBoot Images: If you know the size of the images upfront
Deploy WIMBoot Images: If you don't know the size of the images upfront
Also a blog talking about deploy using MDT:
Experimenting with WIMBoot using MDT 2013
Regards
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As an engineer getting ready to deploy Windows 7 to our corporate PCs, I've sampled Win8 Consumer Preview. My boss and I are scratching our heads. We have Windows software assurance program which means that we are licensed for whatever the latest Enterprise version Windows OS so cost is not an issue.

I really like Windows 7 in terms of ease of deployment, granular configuration, security features, and performance. Windows 8 seems to have everything Win7 has to offer except usability. It will be an incredible tough sell to get Win8 in it's current form deployed at our firm.

XP has actually lasted almost 9 years here as the corporate standard OS and really there's not that many critical reasons for businesses to go to Win7 either so I believe Win7 may be here to stay for another 5-6 years atleast which will outlast Win8's existence.

I don't think our company is unique, I believe many mid to large size firms are also either still deploying Win7 or already on Win7 and don't see a need to rush over to Win8 yet.

Win8 will probably take a back seat at businesses until something truly big happens and companies need Win8 for its tablet features or else.

A:Ready to deploy Windows 7 to 2000 PCs will skip Win8

Hello and welcome to the forums.

Wise thinking as I can see no flaws in it at all.

I feel slightly like a spammer as I generally don't like doing this kind of thing, but if you and your boss need a solid set of skills on all of the Windows platforms, please take the opportunity to review my account and posts. Feel free to p.m. me at any time if there is any interest.

But very true, Windows 8 offers Enterprise little to no advantage over 7, save perhaps the To Go feature. If anything, 8 will create problems for workers as WinRT and Metro interface will be new to them.

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We have few machines with three partitions and we have some customized solutions that is WIM to apply on Volume 0 in test case 1 and in second test case to Volume 1 however in both the cases the Drive letter must be assign to C and boot from C...

In any case (vol0 or vol1) the machines must assign drive letter as C and it should boot even from C Drive.

Test Case 1: Success
When tested from Vol 0 the Drive letter is C and works fine... I this is the case with others in real world..
Test Case 2: Not Success /Failing 
In my second test case I have a requirement to boot from C and Drive letter must be C for Vol 1

For this we have arranged my diskpart script & my Batch execution and BCDEDIT as below...

The test results are 50-50... It works on some machines and some machines it is not working; The machines are same models and same hardware configuration do not know where am missing the key :(

Machines are booting from D Drive and volume as 1 - Which should not happen...

The expected results Must be machine always boot from C Drive and volume must be 1 for test case 2

The Flow of my script as below

Starts to WINPE

Executes below Diskpart with this script

sel dis 0
list vol
list part
select part 1
remove noerr
select part 2
remove noerr
select part 3
remove noerr
select part 2
active
assign letter=C
format fs=ntfs quick LABEL="DRive"
select part 1
assign letter=D
select part 3
assign letter=E
list vol
list part
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