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Command Prompt Here in Windows 7

In Windows XP there was a downloadable PowerToy called “Open Command Window Here” which could open a command prompt window from Explorer and set the starting directory in the command prompt to the currently selected directory in Explorer. Windows 7 has this feature built in, and here’s how to use it.

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Drives not mapping on Windows 7 but OK on XP?

A short puzzler here- I had a group policy script mapping a (DFS) network drive at user login. It had always worked fine on XP, but the same users logging in to a Windows 7 PC didn’t get the drive mapped. Running the script contents from the command line produced the same result. It turned out the cause was a trailing slash in the path.
This worked on WinXP but not on Win 7:
net use S: \\computername.domainname\share\
This worked on WinXP and Win 7:
net use S: \\computername.domainname\share