Mark Berry June 18, 2011
A few months back, I purchased a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. From the beginning, I had frequent issues with applications crashing due to lost connections to the server.More...
Mark Berry October 25, 2010
In spite of what it says in MSKB article 929826, and in spite of what I wrote in a previous blog article, it is possible to activate Windows 7 Enterprise through the GUI. In fact it’s quick and simple.More...
Mark Berry March 2, 2010
I hate it when this happens.
Debugging mode shows that this is happening when trying to open a window:More...
Mark Berry January 6, 2010
The Remote Desktop experience in Window 7 computer has changed significantly since the Windows XP days. Here's a brief overview.More...
Mark Berry December 29, 2009
I had this issue with Vista and now it has returned with Windows 7. I got some good advice in the Microsoft Partner Newsgroup and wanted to pass it along.
After adding a Windows 7 machine to a Windows Server 2003 R2 domain, I started getting lots of 675 errors in the server’s Security Event Log.More...
Mark Berry December 29, 2009
I’ve recently added a Windows 7 Enterprise computer to a network that is mostly running Windows XP SP3 with a Windows Server 2003 R2 server.
One of the main challenges is to get Group Policy to work properly in the mixed Windows XP – Windows 7 environment. For now, the goal isn’t to take advantage of all the new Group Policy features–we just want Group Policy to do on Windows 7 what it does on XP.More...
Mark Berry December 28, 2009
Update 10/25/2010: This article is superseded by Activate Windows 7 Enterprise with a MAK Key – GUI Method.
A small customer purchased Software Assurance (SA) on their Windows desktop licenses. One SA benefit is the right to install Windows 7 Enterprise. The size of the site does not warrant a KMS server. I was able to obtain a Multiple Activation Key (MAK) from the Microsoft Volume Licensing Site. But the Windows 7 installation never prompted for the key, and when I try to activate Windows 7, I get the message “Windows could not be activated. DNS name does not exist.”
I assumed that the problem was the missing key, so I went looking for a way to enter the key through the Windows GUI.
There is none.More...
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