Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 and network usage

27 May 2010   #1

Windows 7
Windows 7 and network usage

We have just gotten a batch of laptops with Windows 7 on them and are in the process of setting them up for deployment. One problem I have seen is that most of our XP machines are placed into printer groups in Active Directory. When a user logs in the printer is already installed.

On the Windows 7 PCs when a user logs in the are first prompted to download the driver then has to provide admin credentials. I need to find a way around this just like XP.

Any thoughts?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

It may help to turn off password protected sharing in the Advanced sharing menu. The link below shows you how.
Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 and network usage

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
High DPC/IR cpu from Network Usage
I have noticed when Iam downloading at full speed of 1.8MB/s on Wifi or LAN there is high DPC/IR (Deferred Procedure Calls and Interrupt Requests) CPU usage - and when transferring files in or out to USB hdd.. i sometimes get pops & clicks in audio too - the CPU is a Turion 1.8Ghz x2 with 1Mb L2...
Network & Sharing
Restricting a program's network usage?
Is it possible to restrict a program's network usage, speed wise? Steam is hogging all my bandwidth with game downloading and I'd like to cap it if possible so the rest of my internet doesn't lag.
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 random CPU usage and high physical memory usage!!!
Ok, I am literally KILLING myself over this! I installed Windows 7 64Bit over XP around a month ago and it was so good that I recommended it to my brother who was previously on XP too. We got him a copy of the 32bit version as he has only 2gb of memory, and he installed it on his machine....
Performance & Maintenance
Know any Network Usage Monitor Freeware?
I have been looking for network usage monitor freeware that is compatible with Windows 7 with no luck. I need it urgently to report my own monthly usage to my landlord so that my flatmates cannot lie about their usage in working out porportions of the broadband bills. Please post download links if...
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 Freezes on heavy network usage
Hi everyone I just got myself a new computer and put windows 7 on it. Everything seems to work great until I installed utorrent on and start some bt downloading. As soon as the downloading starts and get some speed, windows will freeze and I'll have to hard reboot the computer. I use a PPPoE...
BSOD Help and Support

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:01.
Twitter Facebook