Jan 212009
 

Starting Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7, to prevent address scans of IPv6 addresses based on the known company IDs of network adapter manufacturers, Windows by default generate random interface IDs for non-temporary autoconfigured IPv6 addresses, including public and link-local addresses. A public IPv6 address is a global address that is registered in DNS and is typically used by server applications for incoming connections, such as a Web server.

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Jan 212009
 

When you try to add a Windows Server 2008 machine or a Windows 7 PC to a Windows Domain with the domain you may have the error

The attempt to join this computer to the .com domain failed. The parameter is incorrect.

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Jan 212009
 

This may sound silly suggestion to even post on Windows Reference but will help avoid some annoyance with Windows Vista and Windows 7. The host file is the one where one enters hostname and IP Address pair manually as against being served by a Name server (ex: DNS). As always the “host” file is under C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ or %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\ and hence cannot be edited by normal users.

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Jan 212009
 

If your Windows 7 has been idle for while, your Wireless card may loose connectivity and you may end up with the error:

Network Drivers did not properly install

However, a reboot of the computer gets the wireless just fine.

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Jan 212009
 

The Microsoft Loopback adapter is a testing tool for a virtual network environment where network access is not available. You can bind network clients, protocols, and other network configuration items to the Loopback adapter, and you can install the network adapter driver or network adapter later while retaining the network configuration information. You can also install the Loopback adapter during the unattended installation process.

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