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client computer cannot find server--'server not re'sponding

Question: client computer cannot find server--'server not re'sponding

was trying to network my computer to the server but keep getting the message 'server not responding from client computer' can anyone help please.

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i have the server with windows 2003 SP1 and i executed replication active directory, domain controller on the new server, as i have two servers. all expect one client computer work ok.onthe problematically computer is with the windows me.
problem is:
when i shut down old server,the computer with win me drop out from domain and he don't see new server.when i power on old server the client computer work ok.i deinstalled the win me on this computer and i installed to him win xp pro but problem is same. this computer don't see new server and he don't see others client computers in network.
what i do?
i tryed to make new user account but nothing i can't because of this computer don't see new server.
on client computer light green indicator on network adapter (Realtek 8139d) all the time.
i use commands: ping with the ip address of server, with the name of server nothing, ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew, ipconfig /flushdns, ipconfig /registerdns.

ip address of old server is and new server
maybe problem is when i type ipconfig in dosprompt on new server
i receive: DNS server and DHCP

plz help me thanks

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I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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I can not find a novell client for windos 10. I always get "cant find tree or server" Help peas. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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I am having an issue with offline files created offline syncing back to the server. I have set up a network share to be available offline on a client computer. All files are available offline without issue. Here is the issue however. If I set the folder to work offline any file I create in the folder when it is offline just disappears when the folder comes back online, there are no conflicts or sync failures reported in sync center. If I create a new folder offline the folder does sync back to the server. Any changes made to an existing file are also replicated back to the server once the share is back online. So the issue is only with newly created files when the share is offline. I have not been able to replicate this error on any other file server in our environment, However I have recreated the issue with multiple shares with multiple Win 7 clients on this file server.

Steps taken so far.

Checked and reset permission levels on the share.
Recreated new shares from scratch for testing.
Disabled and enabled offline files on the client computer and cleared the offline cache.
Check various registry entry settings.
Disabled cashing on the File server.
Tested with XP the issue does not exist with XP.

I have spent hours researching this error online to no avail.

The clients are running Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
The File server is Server 2003 Standard 32 bit with SP2

Any help or ideas would be most welcome.

Answer:Offline Folder sync issue, Win 7 Client Server 2003 Flie Server.

I've seen the complaints about this problem but with no clear resolution. There are some hot fixes listed that may help, updating to Windows 7 SP1 is supposed to help in some cases but nothing seems for certain.

No way for me to recreate this problem but apparently others have the same problem.

Offline created files disappear after re-connect

Browse by Tags - The troubleshooters and problem solvers... - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Administratively assigned offline files on Win7 client disappear from server (Network Steve Forum)

The Group Policy settings in the next link may have an effect on this problem.

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There is a process running on my computer called csrss.exe
I went to and looked it up and came up with 2 different things. One says it is a Trojan and needs to be removed. The same exact process name also says it is Microsoft client server runtime server and SHOULD NOT be removed.
How I am supposed to tell the difference so I do not make a mistake by either leaving it alone or removing it???

Answer:Process: csrss.exe (trojan or Microsoft Client Server Runtime Server?)

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A friend is moving his business, and the new business park that he's setting up shop in does not have anyway to get any wired internet to his building, excluding a T1 line, which he can't justify the cost of.

One windows 7 machine acts as the server, primarily for Quickbooks database, and there are two other windows 7 machines that are clients, reading off said database.

He's getting one of those usb dongles for wireless internet service, for the server only (the other two computers will be tethered to a smartphone for internet for QB and windows updates periodically).

They do NOT want to share the servers wireless connection to the other machines.

My only concern was if the server will continue to try to check the LAN for internet connectivity, or will it check both network connections when one fails, or is there a setting I can tell them to change to ensure it knows to go to the wireless dongle for internet all the time, without interfering with the workstations talking to the server over the LAN to get to the database?

The setup at the old office was business class DSL, they are using a relatively new Linksys router, which had the DSL authentication information.

Thank you!

Answer:LAN network for server/client only, USB hotspot for server internet.

I managed to find a solution this morning, for anyone that's interested, the whole article is here: Multiple Network Connections at the Same Time on Windows | Ivan Zlatev

But the short answer is, under the advanced properties of TCP/IP v4, uncheck automatic metric, set your internet to a value of 1, and the LAN to a value of 9999.

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Hi I'm working on a client/server with the Java programming language and trying to figure out how to protect my server. With my current Virus/Firewall protection suite theres nothing I can do to keep out unwanted Java applications on the port I choose to allow the Java SE Binary through for clients accessing the server application. ESET Smart Security 4 is what I am using. Does anybody know of a security suite that would allow only a specific Java application to get through the firewall? I'm not to sure on this subject because my firewall is identifying any Java application as only the "Java SE Binary" and not I'm sure if you can even really name your Java application like you would something you would write in C++. Any information would be appreciated, thank you.

Answer:Java Server/Client + Server Firewall Safety

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I'm looking at setting up windows 2003 terminal servers all over the place to replace the awful thing people are currently doing here - vncing servers with one small shared password among everyone <holding my hands over my ears for the backlash>. Don't blame me, it's another awful legacy I have to get rid of...

1. I've got to set up a Terminal Server Licensing server and was thinking about putting this on my second domain controller. I was wondering what would happen in this server dies, though. Is there some way of having resilience in this scenario? Perhaps a second Licensing server or something, the way you have 2 or more Domain Controllers?

2. Also, I know that Windows XP has an RDP client, I've used before on many occasions, but what about all the Windows 2000 clients that I still have out there. What should I do for them to access the new Terminal Servers?

Answer:Terminal Server license server(s)? RDP client for Windows2K?

I'm not 100% sure on #1, but I believe that the TS licensing becomes integrated into the AD, so if one DC goes down, the other one will be able to check licensing. On another note, if you are using the TS for administration only, I don't believe you needs the TS Licensing to be installed.

For #2, you can download the latest version of the RDP client from MS's website. It should also be available through Windows Updates, although I think Win2K isn't supported any longer, other than Critical Updates.

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I'm in the process of installing an application server that requires SQL Server 2008 R2 (x64) on a separate device. However, I'm noticing this error message whenever I try to install the application through its proprietary configuration tool:


ERRO: CheckDBCreation failed to create database. Error: A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections (provider: TCP Provider, error: - = No such host is known).
ERRO: CheckDBCreation failed to drop database
ERRO: The provided SQL user may not have permissions to create and drop databases.
ERRO: ConfigureServer: The Configuration did not validate
ERRO: Task 'ValidateConfiguration' Failed (Exit Code=1)

This is what I have done so far:

On Server:
- Installed Client Tools
- Set it as Mixed-Mode Authentication (Windows + SQL)
- Created inbound rule on Windows Firewall to allow TCP 1433 (SQL Connection) and UDP 1434 (SQL Browser Service) from a small IP scope (only have four "test" servers in my network) under Domain, Public, and Private
- Created SQL accounts in Server Management Studio and verified that they are able to connect to SQL
- Checked DB instance in Server Management Studio to allow remote connections to the server
- Checked in Server Configuration Manager > Native Client 10.0 Configurat... Read more

Answer:Client(s) can't connect to SQL Server 2008 R2 server

You were on the right track, but having the server listen on localhost/ may or may not be what you want. Regardless, you need to tell SQL to bind to the ethernet interface since you're trying to connect to it over the network.

Do a netstat -a on the server and see if you have or the ethernet interface:1433. You could also do telnet serverip 1433.

If it's not listening on the desired interface, you need to look up how tell SQL to bind to that interface (I don't know, I'm not familiar with it either).

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I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask, but here is the question.

I’m wondering, if you have a client and server on the same machine (for testing purposes) communicating via tcp/ip using or the LAN ip address of the machine, is it possible to block a port so that they can’t communicate?

I’m asking this because I’m having having difficulties that suggest a port is blocked.

The machine runs WinXP, and is on a wireless network.

Thanks for any feedback.


Answer:If Client and Server are on Same computer, can ports be blocked?

It is entirely possible to do so. Perhaps disabling the Windows Firewall or examining the pfirewall.log logfile could help you figure out why your port is blocked.

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Does anyone know how do viruses infect one system via a client and server script side of things using Firefox as opposed to IE ? Is it a buffer overflow or some inherent feature of firefox which allows a system to become infected ? All this without downloading a file or opening an attachment ?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:How do client and server side scripting infect a computer

Perhaps if you rephrased the question while conforming to the English rules of syntax you'll get an answer.

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Hello, I'm having trouble with trying to join my client computer to the server domain. My client is Windows 7 Professional and the server domain OS is Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. I tried the usual method of going to System-Change Settings-Change-and entering the domain name to join. However, I get the message saying:

An active directory domain controller (ad dc) for the domain sean.local could not be contacted. Ensure that the domain name is typed correctly.

I know for a fact that the domain name (sean.local) is correct. On my DC, I have Active Directory, DHCP and DNS installed. Its weird because I could ping the server IP just fine and get a response, but when I ping the domain name (sean.local) I do not get a response. I get a message saying "Ping request could not find host sean.local. Please check the name and try again."

I think the issue I'm having with not being able to join the domain has something to deal with the DNS server. I will post the network configurations for both the client and the server domain and hopefully we could get this client to finally join the domain once and for all. Thank you everyone for your help, I appreciate it.

*Both of these machines had their IP settings manually configured, not obtained automatically.*


IP address:
Subnet Mask:
Default gateway:
Preferred DNS server:

IP address:
Subnet Mask:
Default gate... Read more

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I would like to know how to configure a Windows Server that will host a windows Diskless Client, I've read a lot of forums and blogs regarding this subject and I even tried to applied those summarized guide but until now I'm still stuck, and I hope someone
in this forum can help me or give me a detailed guide to this particular subject. I would really appreciate whatever suggestion or support that may give to me. 

Thank you,

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this is my sisters hp laptop she got malware which made the internet explorer not access any networks but i deleted the maleware wid maleware bytes but still cannot connect to server its using a wireless connection to a bt home hub the connection is fine cos she can connect to ares lite (the p2p program) but not to any websites ive tryed winsock fix lpfix and iefix but all did not work ne help will be much appreciated thankx

Answer:internet explorer 6 cannot find server server or dns error

am i doing something wrong?

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I'm messing around with W2K Server at home and can't seem to get it connected through my cable modem to my ISP's DHCP server. I know the cable and connection are good because it works on my W2K Pro workstation. I've tried ipconfig /renew but that's when the error occurs that it can't find DHCP. I can successfully ping the loopback address. The NIC is set to use DHCP.

Since I'm just becoming familiar with Server I'm sure there's something I'm not configuring properly. Suggestions?


Answer:W2K Server can't find external to DHCP server

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I need help badly!!! I have a dell desktop pc that I bought from the business I work for. I have tried a wireless connection as well as a cable connection and have been having the same problem with each. It will show that I am connected however I can only access a few web pages here and there and then after a few minutes all sites display 'cannot find server'. The computer has been removed from the domain (as someone told me to do) and I hope I did that correctly. I was also told by someone else to setup a new connection to my ISP server and delete any others which exist. Did that as well. Still having problems. I went to a website to run a test and it said my DNS server IP address needs to be reconfigured. Does anyone know how to explain to me how to do this in 'how to for dummies' terms??? lol Thank you in advance for any help i may receive!!!!!!

Answer:Cannot find server(Reconfigure DNS server IP address)

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Server OS Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Client OS: Windows 7 Professional

I recently upgraded from Home Server 2011 to Essentials 2012. This required me to create a Domain which I did, and the other PC's connect with no problem. Using the same procedure to connect my main machine, and it does not see any other computers that are in the domain when I go to network places, not even the server. I have checked that the primary DNS is pointing to 2012 Essentials server. I can connect to the other PCs by manually typing in the other PC names.

Another problem is that I cannot access the shared folders in the Dashboard. I log in as an administrator and have checked permissions. When I try to access these shared folders it gives me the access denied message.

Does anyone know what is going on with these two problems?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:One client not seeing other computers in the Domain. Client OS Win7, Server OS 2012

I didn't use 2012 Essentials yet - only regular 2012 and domain is working without any problem.
Main thing is that client pc must have dns connected to server - on server you can set forwarding for external internet access.
If you have problems with domain you could try rejoin to domain on client PC - you'll verify then that everything is configured properly - I can recommend tool called Profile Wizard It's great for rejoining to domain or when you want to switch to other domain without lose your profile.
Maybe Dasboard require for local administrator privileges to work properly ?

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Hey everyone, I hope someone can help me. Sometimes, more often than not, when i go on the internet my computer or internet explorer tells me that it cannot find the server. I have no idea what it means or how to solve it. Please could you tell me how solve this problem if you know how. your help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:My computer sometimes cannot find server(?)

What it means, in simple terms, is that it can't find the computer it is trying to connect to (presumably your Internet Service Provider).Who is your ISP, what type of connection do you have (dial-up, broadband etc.) and which versions of Internet Explorer and Windows are you using?

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My house has recently been wired with a wireless DSL network. Everything works very well except for one computer which does not seem to acknowledge any sort of DSL connection at all. I know there is no problem with the DSL because the it can be accessed from any other computer in the house. For some reason, this one computer does not connect. Any idea what might be going on? If u need more details just let me know. Thanx a lot


Answer:Networked computer cannot find DSL server

Does the router have the capacity for all the PC's? Is the computer in question in an area where the signal is not strong enough to make a connection?

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Outlook is about to be the last straw, I flat out do not know what to do

Answer:Outlook can not find my e-mail server, to get new computer g...

R-D-W Sorry, but there are so many different variations of Outlook and email-servers, that we could not possibly provide you instructions for connecting your copy of Outlook to your e-mail server. Your best bet is to contact the website that hosts your email-server and see what support they provide for using Outlook.  They typically have instructions you can print and/or download that tell you how to configure Outlook to connect with their email service. Good LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information.

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My grand-daughter's Compact Presaro laptop, windows XP w/service pack2, and IE6 will not connect to the internet through IE6. The comp. is connected ( it just downloaded some updated virus definitions ). I have ran adaware, virus check and registry mech. I ran ipconfig /all and some pings, they look good to me but I am a novice user. I reset winsock catalog and ran netsh int ip reset log started. On rare occasions Explorer will partially load, no pix's, but if you try to go to another site it will give the server not found message. After reading some of the threads I got a hijack file for someone with a lot more knowledge than me to look at. Thanks in advance for any help you may have.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Blondie>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Jaimie
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : netgear

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : netgear
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-00-3A-30-98
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . ... Read more

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Red Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Administrators
Amber Shield - IE Enhanced Security Configuration for Non-Administrators
Green Shield - IE Zones
When I click on the how to correct this it takes me to a Windows 2003 page not 2012 for the first issue

And page does not exist for the second issue ?
Any ideas ?

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response on screen says "Server busy" or "Can't find server"

Answer:can't find server or server busy

A technical question, to be answered, requires tecnical information.Your post contains no tecnical information beyond a message. Put the message into context and we might get a clue as to your issue.

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I have received a new windows 7 pro computer to replace my old windows xp computer. I have used the Windows easy transfer tool to move the files from my old computer to the new one. The old computer is still connected for the time being. I named the computer the same name and have the same password. I did an update from xp to windows 7 on another computer and it seemed to work fine using the same process. It connected to the server automatically. I would really like to have it where the computer is just a workstation on the network and anyone can sign in with any name and password. How do I do it?

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Is this possible? I've got my free copy of server 08 and a 'older' spare PC that I'd like to install it on (I hope). Putting system requirements aside, is this attainable? The main thing that attracts me is the advertisement that server 08 can run php and side by side.

I've searched and looked around, but I haven't really found anything useful. That might be a sign...

Answer:Server 2008 as a Web Server/File Server/Print Server

I tested Server 2008 on an old HP Compaq nx9600 laptop (P4 3ghz, 512mb RAM, ATI Radeon Mobility X300) I had lying around in my cabinet in an attempt to practice migrating and upgrading WSS 2.0 from a 2003 server to WSS 3.0 on the 2008 server on the laptop. It ran slow as shit when the WMSDE database running lol.. but without it, it was as smooth as Win2003.

I say give it a try.

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I am going be moving all the shared folders on my Server 2003 file server to my new Server 2008 VM and want to do it in a way that will allow my clients to be able to access them as if nothing happened. I have been reading about the Windows FSMT (File Server Migration Toolkit) and it will copy over all the permissions and everything but I am not sure how to go about making sure the client will still be able to access the shares especially if they have mapped any of them. If i change the IP and host name of the new machine to the old one after the migration is complete and then shutdown the old server will everything run smoothly? What is the best way to go about doing this?

Answer:Migrate Server 2003 file server shares to new machine (Server 2008)

you can do this or you can change DNS so that the old server name points to the new server IP. You need to turn off StrictNameChecking

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


this means that you can name the server what ever you want but if you go to the old host name it will also take you to the new server.

Don't forget this needs to be completed and rolled out after the users log off but before they log back in

As old user move on and new users join make sure that you link them to the share via the new host name so eventually the old host name is fased out and you can remove the above reg key.

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Running XP SP2, Outlook Express 6, Norton Anti-Virus 2005...

Client of mine can ping email server, and browse (there is a web interface for web mail) same server via IE, but OE claims it cannot find server.

Deleted cookies, emptied cache, rebooted, disabled firewall & anti-virus, dang OE keeps claiming the server isn't out there despite the evidence otherwise.

Any other ideas?

Answer:Why would IE say "can't find server" if you can ping, browse the mail server?

IE. Tools->Internet Options->Security Tab. Restricted sites?
Hosts file?
OE->Tools->Options->Security Tab. Check off Internet Zone


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What do I need to buy in order to stream music/video files from Location A (Home) to Location B (work) via internet alone?

Linux server?

Any tips would be MUCH appreciated.

Will this work?

Answer:Building iTune server/ Music server/ Video Streaming server

linux box...a little know how and then

and you are all set.

The web pages/playlist interface it creates is pretty sweet. used to stream all my tunes to work using a similar setup and WinAmp

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IS there 2 kinds of WINS, WINS server and WINS client? And where can i find WINS client software in my windows xp or vista?

Each time after clicking the User Account icon on windows xp to change a password is crashe with this erro message: Microsoft (R) HTML Application host has encountered a problem and needs to close.

Answer:IS there 2 kinds of WINS, WINS server and WINS client? And where can i find WINS clie

Hi StuckFree,

Networking isn't a strong point of mine, but I'll do my best to help you. WINS is supported in XP/Vista, I don't think you need a client:

IBM i information center


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I see all these all in one type print servers from D-link and linksys. Can I just connect a printer to a computer I have setup as a server in my network and share it amoung all the other computers instead of buying one of those pre-made printservers?

Also, is a sempron 754 with 512MB of ram enough for a filserver/printserver/IPCOP rig?

Answer:Running a print server from a server computer?

right click on the printer and go to sharing

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Hi there
Why does Windows Networking always seem to hose things up ( Linux works EVERY time)

I have two computers on the SAME test private LAN one Whitehorse (W2003 server) and the other Blackdog (W8 Enterprise) both enabled "Shareable and Visible".

View from W2003 -- can see and access disks C,D, and F on W8 Computer

View from W8 - Networking shows the computer Whitehorse (W2003 server) but can't access any disks etc (or even its printer). PING even fails but W8 obviously knows it's on the Network because its found it. The stupid Windows diagnostics when you click Diagnose doesn't help at all --in fact I've NEVER found the network diagnostic panel of the slightest bit of help ever.

I've switched off firewalls etc while testing so there's no security rubbish to take care of while I'm trying to get this to work. LAN is purely LOCAL -- no computer is on "the other side" of a router.

Both machines can access independently the Internet through a Local router and connections are via LAN cable so nothing should be simpler. !! But can I get this to work !!.

I had a similar problem with W7 but it seemed to "Disappear" without me actually doing anything -- the proverbial "Ghost in the Machine" I expect.

Screenshots enc.

(Windows Networking Grrrhhhhhh! -- I'm not particularly technical with this stuff but any time I've used Networking with Linux it works STRAIGHT OUT OF THE BOX and there's no problem sharing from or to windows. !... Read more

Answer:W2K3 Server can access W8 W8 computer cant see W2K server

Assuming this Windows 8 Enterprise machine isn't locked down with Group Policy.

This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parameters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.

Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy

Local Policies - Security Options

Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
Set to Send LM & NTLM responses only

Set the Minimum session security for NTLM SSP
Disable Require 128-bit encryption

Reboot all machines after making the adjustment.

There are two separate settings for disabling the 128 bit encryption.

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We have a Windows 7 Pro laptop that can't see any of the 300 or so Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Machines.

It can, however, see all (around 13) Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Machines that are on the network. Using \\ServerName\Share doesn't connect, and they don't show up on the network map.

It can ping the servers though. They ping by hostname and by ip address. Other Windows 7 Pro Laptops don't have this same problem!

Additional Info:
They are all joined to the domain; servers, laptaps, etc.

Answer:Windows 7 Computer can't see Server 2003 Server

My problem is when i join in 2003 domain server i get the msag

"An attempat to resolve the DNS name of a domain controller in the domain being joined has failed.
Please verf=ify this client is configured to reach a DNS server that can resolve DNS names name in
the target domain. for information about network troubleshooting, see windows help "

tell me what i have to do! 10Q

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what is a client and server

Answer:what is a client and a server

client and server difference

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My friend and I set up an FTP server and client system, it was working fine at his house (on the same connection together) and again fine at my house (on the same connection again). So we leave back to our houses and try it and it doesn't work. I have FlashfXP and BulletProof FTP Server. Are there settings I can change or someway my firewall is messing it up. Thanks,

Answer:FTP Server and Client Help

yes please help

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Question: Server or Client?

Im thinking about getting windows server 2008 and building a machine for it to use as well, a server, for storage and hosting multiplayer games.

So my question is, how much faster or smoother would a dedicated game server run on a actual server machine rather than a peer to peer client machine?

Would i beable to notice the benefits? Would it be a waste of money?

Answer:Server or Client?

It would be a huge waste of money in a home setting IMO. There is very little to be gained, and the server versions of Windows are pretty costly.

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Question: client server

Dear sir,
i am working in a company as it admin. i am managing all system as client/server . in client machine i am using xp sp2 where as in server using windows 2003. couple of weak ago a very important file is deleted from the server. I don't know who has this file deleted . plz suggest me. would i identify that from which machine has this file been deleted.
i have to know the user name with machine or ip address.
Q. is it possible to know the machine name and ip addess from the file of deleted machine(client).

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I have a W7 PC, W7netbook, a WHS, and a VM server.

All show up in router

PC sees only WHS & Netbook and vice versa on these 3 machines

I ping the VM server from PC nothing, ping from netbook nothing. BUT I ping the PC & netbook from the VM server no issue

VM server nic =
IP - subnet
DHCP enabled = True
Default gateway =
Alt Gateway = none

WTF? Where is the VM server? I cannot figure this out.

I'm pretty sure it isn't hardware. Configuration? W7 side or VM side?

Answer:server/client not seeing each other

firewall on the VM server?
what box is the VM server running on? or is the VM server the actual server hosting VMs?

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Hi guys, I'm pulling my hair out here trying to understand Winsock headers.

My lecturer must have a sick sense of humour as he's set us the task of writing a UDP client/server after only studying C++ for 2 months.

I've managed to get a server up and listening to a socket. I've got the client to send the message and the server to pick it up and print it to screen.

The remaining horrors are

1) Read the IP address of sender and print to screen... just reading to a vairiable is the bit I'm stuck at.

2) Echoing the message back to sender and reading it...I'm a bit lost on this - can this be done with a simple swap from a send to receive socket? And how does the server get the info to send to client - may be related to 1) above.

Any help you guys can give would be great.

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Question: client-server

Hi everyone,
I am a new networking developer and I am trying to realize if I can use one ip-port on a server and connect with many clients to the same socket(?) of the server, i.e: ip-port without using another ports in the server.
Thanks, Ronen.

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Hi, my ultimate goal for my questions is so that my laptop can access my home LAN anywhere as long as it has the Internet. For example, I have network shares named \\A\Z, \\B\D on my home network. My laptop, when it is in the LAN can just map those shares. Well, I want the exact same kind of direct access anywhere with the internet.

I've already gotten an account with No-IP, so the dynamic IP problem is taken care of. I've also created an incoming VPN connection on my LAN server and a VPN connection on my laptop and the connection actually got connected, but the subnet mask is always and I cannot access the LAN.

The solution I'm trying right now is to use Windows Server 2008 R2 gotten from DreamSpark and Microsoft ForeFront (actually its predecessor ISA Server which I got from an IT course I've taken) which amount other things is a VPN Server. However, there must be an easier solution than to use Enterprise grade software right?

By the way, I do know there are easier solutions like Dropbox, but I just want to know how to do it.

Answer:VPN client and server

You need to make sure that you've got your routing and remote access server role configured correctly. You should be receiving an IP that allows for browsing the network, although netbios doesn't always work easily depending on the network topology. A couple of simple issues I've encountered are things like trying the VPN from within the network (rarely works), connecting from a network with the same subnet as the one you're connecting to (having the internal network 192.168.1.x locally and the network being connected to having the same 192.168.1.x address range), and lastly having firewalls not play nicely. I don't think you're having that issue since you've received an IP, albeit one that has a restrictive subnet mask. Start by checking the routing and remote access configuration on the server to make sure it's handing out the correct information to remote clients.

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I have just assumed responsibility for a private school LAN. We have 27 clients running win 98 and a file server running NT server. Users can reach the internet weather they log into the LAN or not. How to I amend this so they must be logged in to surf the net?

We are using a Web Ramp connected to the hub. All the clients are set to automatically configior an IP add.
Thanks In advance

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Hi All

I want all incoming and outgoing data from my PC to be more secure, so I
I want to set up an SSH server on my Home PC using Cygwin, but I also want the SSH client to be on my PC. Is this possible, or do I need to have an external/second PC to act as the server? Also, if all my internet traffic goes through this SSH server, how will it affect my normal browsing? Will I have issues connecting to my regular websites (youtube, facebook, msn, yahoo, gmail, etc etc)?

Thank you

Answer:SSH server and client on the same PC

Umm...that is not going to make anything more or less secure. SSH is for creating secure connections to remote systems. (Mainly for administrating) It creates a VPN in a way. It does not make your browser usage secure. Connecting to an SSH server on the local machine is pointless anyways. You are already on the local machine!

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Question: server/client

what "Makes" a server a server, and a client a client.

In other words, what would you expect to see running (software wise)

If you had say


if somone asked you "is that a server or a client" how could you tell ?



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Have a Thinkpad A20M-2628-1TU, Intel Pro+ Mini combo
adapter with NIC and 56K modem, running Windows 2000
Professional SP2. I attempted to connect to LAN, domain
controller is SBS4.5. Followed step by step instructions
as per Microsoft's SBS4.5 domain - W2K client
configuration and have other W2K Pro clients running with
no problems. In attempting the configuration of the A20M,
at the point where I submit the username, password, and
domain I have received 'Semaphore Timeout' errors. Only
periodically does the A20M actually receive packets from
the domain server and then the number is very limited.

I have also installed the latest drivers for the NIC from
Intel and the latest Priority Packet software.

Ran PC-Doctor test on Network card. Network Test Passed. I
have tried it with a static IP address previously. I could
only get an intermittent ping response from the domain
server when attempting to connect to the domain but then
nothing. If I check the packet activity on the W2K client
it is receiving sporadic packets but nothing substantial.

Some attempts to connect to the domain with the username,
password, and domain get incoming packet activity from the
domain server but then I receive the "semaphore timeout"
error. Other similar attempts within minutes of the
previous one sees no incoming packets.

Are there configuration settings for the adapter in
the "Advanced" tab that I should be looking into? This is
the l... Read more

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Our network has 27 PCs, all clients, hooked up to switches, a router and cable modem. Mostly WinXP, some Win98. Inter-office email is handled by MSMail, which is not supported under xp. When there is a fix for me to apply, it requires me to go to each station. That used to be okay when we had 10 PC's but we're headed for 30, and net admin is not my only title. I thought I'd ask for opinions. You can answer one or all of my questions...every opinion will be helpful.

1. At what number of nodes does a client-client network no longer function well?
2. What are some of the pros and cons of using a server-client network as opposed to client-client?
3. Do you think administering a server-client network is more or less time-consuming than client-client?
4. Do you know of a website or two where I can go to get more information on this subject?

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Should I move to server-client?

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I have a strange scenario here and could use some suggestions/advice:

I have a high watt/ high power system I don't want on all the time, but I do want to game from and sometimes develop (program) on. Lets call this system A.

I have another ultra low watt system I could leave on all the time which I want to serve all my server purposes for these two computers. Backup, html serving, ssh serving, sql server. But the catch is that it needs to service MS and *nix at the same time. Lets call this system B.

I was thinking of running some version of Windows that allows servicing of a ASP and SQL servers for 2008, with a virtual box (virtual machine) running Ubuntu on system B.

Then I was thinking of running on system A some version of Windows that is good enough for gaming and at the same time will interact fully with the services that system B provides.

What version of Windows is sufficient for system B? What version of Windows is sufficient for system A?

(What I have right now is a Vista Home Premium 64bit OEM, and Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Preorder, but I'd be willing to buy whatever else would be required)

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I currently have two machines, xp and me, set up as a workgroup
and connecting to the Internet via a router. I wanted to set up the network as a domain and use the xp as a server. My question is if anyone knows off the top of their head, any problems I am liable to encounter. Just wondering if its even worth the trouble, since what I have works OK, it just doesn't offer all the options that I am looking to play with.

Answer:server/client network using xp/me

XP can't be set up as a domain controller and does not control or maintain user accounts logins or other resources. you need a server to act as a domain controller not a workstation.

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At work I am having an issue with my PIV card which is not being read by the information system that I am trying to access. What do you think might be the issue?

Answer:Solved: Client/Server

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For many years I have been using Ventrilo as a non-SIP based Voip program due to its simplicity. It works great, but the codec is dated, and the program is loaded in so many proprietary shackles it is ridiculous (aside from that creepy tracking feature.) However, one nice aspect is that it uses TCP for its voice packets (so they all arrive sounding normal.)

I tried using Mumble, but it only has a TCP mode as an afterthought and you cannot configure servers to force TCP mode for all clients. I do like how it is encrypted though (few actually bother with this.)

Does anyone know of something like Vent/TS/Mumble that uses Opus or a similar high quality codec, without tracking features, and uses TCP? I would really prefer not to have to program something entirely myself...

Answer:TCP Voip Client/Server

Can't just block UDP so clients can only connect via TCP?

What about uMurmur?

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Hi guys, need some help once again.

Heres my situation. I have 2 computers, a laptop and a desktop. I do a majority of my schoolwork on my desktop, but when I'm at the library I'd like to vpn into my desktop from my laptop to do some of the work when needed.

My desktop is behind a linksys router, and I've forwarded plenty of ports...1723, 500, 50-51, to the desktop computer, and I've set up a VPN connection thing on the desktop.

Now, I can connect through a VPN connection to the desktop, except I cannot do anything once I'm connected except browse the web. I can't access the desktop by computer name, I can't access the printer on the desktop, I can't do anything.

How come I cant browse anything? The desktops name is jbove, so when I drop a start, run, \\jbove, it just gives me the "can't be found etc" message.

Answer:Help with VPN server/client - personal use

Have you tried to map a drive etc. with IP address \\\share

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This is an excerpt from a website.
"Currently Smartworks server runs only on Windows © Operating systems. Increasingly we are facing inquiries from our existing and potential customers to port Smartworks to other Operating systems. " I downloaded a trial version of this client server program and being a novice, don't fully understand the relationship. How much control do they have in my computer? What settings should I adjust in XP Prof to protect my computer and my data? What exactly is porting? And could someone answer my first post?

Archive: Windows NT/2000/XP
10-25 03:38 AM
by aphelion
Page 3 right now
Thanks Geoff

Answer:client server semantics

Porting is making an app in a differen't language so it will run in another OS. You should perhaps try posting this in their forum if they have one since they will be of more help because it's there app.

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Hi All

I want all incoming and outgoing data from my PC(Windows 7 ultimate) to be more secure, so I
I want to set up an SSH server on my Home PC using Cygwin, but I also want the SSH client to be on my PC. Is this possible, or do I need to have an external/second PC to act as the server? Also, if all my internet traffic goes through this SSH server, how will it affect my normal browsing? Will I have issues connecting to my regular websites (youtube, facebook, msn, yahoo, gmail, etc etc)?

Thank you

Answer:Solved: SSH server and client on the same PC

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Going with the suggestions of a few users on these forums, I've been trying out VirtualBox for my VM needs. So far I really like it.

Now, I am attempting to familiarize myself with Windows Server 2003. So I've set up a VM for that, and another for XP Professional. I want to get the two communicating each other so I can play with permissions and other such things.

Both VM's are set up, and both seem to be running fine, but I can't get them to communicate. I already used a guide to set up Server 2003 as a domain controller, and I'd like to XP to connect to it, but I can't quite figure out how. Whenever I attempt to do so (going through the System area on the control panel), it says the domain isn't valid.

Sorry if this all seems like a noobie question, but I've never used Server 2003 outside of a classroom (and the classroom experience was less than spectacular).

Answer:Need some help with a client/server VM setup.

When you setup the 2003 server, did you give it a static IP address, with the DNS entry as itself?
Did you setup DHCP on the server as well?, if you did, then you have to DISABLE DHCP on your router? (guessing your using a router on your LAN)

The XP machine is probably getting an IP address from your router, that has no idea where the domain is, which is why you get the 'not valid' message.
You can forget setting up the DHCP service on the router if you want to set your XP machine as a static IP, on the same range as the servers IP, but with the DNS entry on the XP machine, being the servers IP.
When the XP machine has the server as its DNS, the XP machine asks 'wheres domain XYZ' and it asks the server, which replies back, Im domain XYZ, when the XP machine asks your router, it has no idea where the domain XYZ is.

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Hey all I have 6 workstations and one server and we’re having trouble keeping the workstations connected to the shared drives on our server. I think that it might be a DNS error but don’t know how to isolate it. Our network is configured as follows:

6 clients connecting to our router and 1 server also connected to our router and our router then is connected to our modem. The DNS on our server is set to be static with a preferred DNS of 127.x.x.x and nothing for the secondary. Our client machines are using the DNS provided to us by our ISP which is 68.x.x.x and a secondary of 68.x.x.x.

Now my question is should our server be using the ISP DNS settings or should the client machines be using the server DNS setting or should they all be using the same thing and if so how will that impact our connecting to our domain and or the internet?

Also you might be able to shed some light on the fact that our windows 2000 clients seem to be able to connect to our server much faster and more efficient than our WinXP boxes and don't lose connectivity. Do you know why that is?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:DNS; Server-Client-Internet...

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Hard to explain what I want to do in title, so here it is. I want a specific client on my network to connect to a VPN server that has an internet (non NAT) IP address, and I want that client's ports to be accessible via that external IP. Ex: Say I have a VPN server running on a VPS that has the IP and the VPN client is behind a NAT at, and is listening on say, port 80, I want to be able to connect to and it goes to

Is this possible to do? It does not actually have to be a VPN or even encrypted. I'm thinking a VPN would be the easiest way, but not sure if it's even possible.

Basically, what I'm trying to do is make my Wii U work for online play, and it requires a LOT of ports to be forwarded, some of them are already in use on my network. The port forward requirements are quite ridiculous, the ENTIRE UDP range, and a bunch of TCP ports including 80, 443, which I am already using for other stuff.

So basically I just want to give my Wii U a dedicated outside IP address for it to listen to, but my ISP only gives 1 IP. I have a dedicated server that has several IPs, so I could basically setup a VM on it and use one of those IPs.

Essentially from a network standpoint the Wii will be in that VM.

Or is there an easier way to do this?

Also I already have a VPN server setup on my local network (where the Wii is) so if there's a way to do this where the internet VM connects to the... Read more

Answer:VPN client listen on VPN server

Yes, learn how to use a firewall and fyi your Wii U works fine behind NAT. Use UPNP which is much more sane than what you're trying to do.

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I have 2 computers setup with Novell 5.1 Client/Server. I am connecting with FTP. When TESTUSER connects, I want to only let them see their own personal folder, read-only system folders/files and limit their capabilities. Another question is when I log in as ADMIN, it will let me create a new folder, but it won't let me copy and paste anything in it. I use Internet Explorer to FTP like this:

ftp://ADMIN:[email protected]:21

I basically want the user to be able to read-only certain files/folders, but be able to create their own as well.

Answer:Novell 5.1 Client/Server

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How do you guys feel client server architecture has facilitated integration?

Answer:Client Server Architecture

Why does this sound like a homework question?

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As I google for this all I find is ways to install the cisco vpn client on 2k3. I have a 2k3 domain setup with routing and remote access, pptp and l2tp vpn's running. Is it possible to use the cisco vpn client on my client machines, xp, vista, 7 to connect to the server?

Answer:Cisco VPN Client and Server 2k3

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It rings a bell, but for some reason only just recently has it decided it wanted internet access. I blocked it, naturally, because the first thing i thought was that it had got altered by somthing, and there seem to be no ill effects so far.

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Answer:Client Server Runtime

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In our office we have one server and about 15 clients.
When the server goes down or reboots there is no Internet.
Why can't a client get internet when the server is down.

Is it a DNS issue?
The server is connected to the switch, and I have a spare box that i was thinking i could put a backup of that service.
DSL modem> 24 port switch> SERVER, CLIENTS.

Answer:Why can't a client get internet when the server is down.

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can anyone reccommend a good client/server software to setup a vpn?
im not using any version of server, just winxp machines, but i need to set up a vpn. any suggestions?

Answer:vpn client/server software

If xp doesn't have anything built in, try openvpn ( I think. Google it otherwise ).

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Hey there,

I am in an odd situation. I like to play Warrock, a free online multiplayer game, check it out btw. My lappy has 1 Wireless card, i use to connect to crappy router.

when router stalls i have to switch it off/on again, this causes my network adapter to get in "media disconnected state" which causes warrock to prompt me "No connectivity" and throw me out of the game.

So i though a good solution would be to create a VPN host on my XP pro. Then crate a VPN client and connect to the local VPN host. This part works well. This way I always have atleast 1 always-on connection so I can reset my router and when packets start getting through again my game will resume from same location. happy happy

also I enabled ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) on the wireless connection so VPN host can forward packets to the Internet via it.

the problem is it doesn't work. while my VPN client is in connected mode i cannot access internet even via firefox. if you need to know metrics or other info following is dump for "netstat -r". Here the is my static IP of my router. and is dynamic on VPN client connection.
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric 25 1 10.15.8.... Read more

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A friend gave me a PC from his job. However it has a Novel Client Server login and clicking the X or hitting cancel or OK won't get me in. It has the spaces to fill in the server and tree ecDoes anyone know how I can bypass or disable this so I can get into windows?

Thanks in advance for any help I get.

Answer:Novel Client Server question

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I've spent the best part of a month trying to get a VPN connection from a Windows 7 Ultimate client to a Windows 8.1 Pro server.
After all of the below I have today managed to get a VPN connection from the W7 client to the W8.1 server, but Network and Sharing Center on W8.1 says 'RAS (Dial In) Interface: Public Network. Access Type: No internet access', and, although the W7 client shows that the connection was successful, I can't see the VPN network (I have no actual access to ANYTHING on the W8.1 PC).
Below are details of the configurations.
The W7 client is connected to the internaet via 'Internet Sharing' on my Nokia Lumia 625.
The W8.1 Server is connected via my Virgin Super Hub router.
So both the server and the client have different WAN 'external' IPs
The WAN IP, although I haven't paid for static, ALWAYS stays the same.
After multiple failures, I've changed the default gateway on the server (W8.1) from to so as to avoid IP clashing.(I can get access to the internet so there appears to be no connectivity issues associated with the change of Gateway IP).
I've opened the following ports on my Virgin Super Hub:
47/TCP & UDP
50/TCP & UDP
501/TCP & UDP
ALL pointing to the W8.1 PC at
(Initially I opened only 1723, but with no success, it was only when I opened the others that I connected to the server.)
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When Trying to connect wireless from my laptop to another laptop I am getting the following message:

TCP Client Error

Error while trying to connect to the server: Connection time out: Connection

What do I need to do to correct this error?

Thank you in advance.

Mr. Purrington

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Question: DHCP Client Server

I'm running windows Vista on a HP Compaq laptop.  I tried to install a Speedstream 6520 modem. Now when I start the computer I ger a "DHCP Client Server nortrunning" error. I checker the services under Administrative Tools and DHCP is set to rum automatically. Startup has really slowed down!

Answer:DHCP Client Server

Tried system restore?

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I have a client that is trying to share data from a server (server 2003) to workstations (XP home) at multiple remote locations through RDP. Remote Desktop will allow me to show drives from the local machines in the Remote Desktop session but I would like the server shares/drives to appear on the local machines. That is to say, I would like for the connecting local devices, drives feature of RD to work in the other direction. Anyone know of a way to do this? Thanks in advance

Answer:Map server drive to client with RDP???

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I installed server 2003 enterprise on a local system here on my network and installed two NICs. One onboard other PCI. what I was originally planning on doing was running a cable from the modem into on NIC, then on the other NIC, have a cable run to the uplink on the hub. Then have the computers on my network connect to the hub. What I foolishly didn't realize is that I will need a crossover cable to run from the NIC into the uplink on the hub. Its 10:30 right now and i'm not going to be able to get a crossover cable tonight, so i'll have to wait until tomorrow.

I guess in short my question is, will this setup work like this when I get the crossover cable? Can I do this setup without a crossover cable? I was wanting the server to be a domain controller, and have the other computers authenticate through it and install a NAT etc. Kinda new to the client/server network but i'm learning.. any help is appreciated

Answer:client/server setup

It should. To test it, connect the server to a regular, non-uplink port, and the other machines to other non-uplink ports. That should work too.

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I've built several desktop computer (one of which is pretty high-end). But I've never worked with a server before, and I don't know what the differences are. I also need to get this done pretty quickly -- like I need to have a list of parts by next week. Below are the requirements, and further down is a list of parts I used to build the high-end computer about 3yrs ago. I'm thinking the server could just use updated versions of those parts. They were all purchased at
The web server is used to provide access to interviews in web mode as well as project management and reporting over the web. To ensure reporting activities do not impact data collection, the number of servers required is dependent on the expected load. This server(s) has to be installed and configured onto your domain prior to Voxco installation. The web server(s) must be a dedicated machine for Voxco's solution and should run only the web server software.

Operating System -- Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition Server 64-bit ? latest service pack

Hardware -- Server-class machine with Dual/Quad-Core Xeon/Opteron Processor with a minimum of 8 GB RAM. Memory is function of your project volume and number of seats on the field.

Software -- IIS 6.0 or IIS 7.0 with II6 Compatibility mode for Windows 2008, and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 must be installed.

Disk capacity -- Typically, 160Gb Hard disk. Compared to modern hard disk capacity, disk space is not critical... Read more

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First the good news:

I have three computers on this network, 2 Win2k worksatations and a Win2k server. Also, there is a 4 port Linksys router between the cable modem and the rest of the computers.

All computers are running TCP/IP with Obtain IP address automatically enabled. All computers can access the Internet and the router sees all three computers. It has also assigned them internal IP addresses ( /101 / 102).

From the server I can ping all three addresses and get positive results. I can also search for the computers and find them, albeit not the same way for both. A simple search shows one and I need to use the *.* to find the other.

Now the bad news:

Neither workstation sees the server, even with a ping. And when I go to the properties (right click My Computer/Network ID/ properties) I am not able to join to the domain. It says the Network Path is not valid. And yes, I've added the computers to my server.

What might I be missing? Help please

Answer:win2k server/client

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Hi all,
I am currently working on a project that is giving me trouble for quite some time now. Using c++ and VS2010 I wrote a client and server application that is TCP/IP based on a really basic level. The project idea is simple. A server sends some image data to
a client. (Later on to multiple clients) The amount of data may change depending on how fast the server can acquire images (e.g. webcam 30fps ~30 MB/s or more). By design the client/server connection must not be delayed sine all delayed data is immediately
thrown away. I know some of you will say "use UDP" but since it obviously should also work with TCP and I don't want to lose any packages at all I want to use TCP.
During server/client execution I now noticed some unexpected image freezes. Observing the process monitor's/task manager's I/O tab I noticed a 5 second delay during each of the freeze periods. These freezes are occurring randomly and I cannot reproduce them
at will. Here is a log print of the data rate per seconds.
380 MB/s
379 MB/s
381 MB/s
231 MB/s
0 MB/s
0 MB/s
0 MB/s
0 MB/s
139 MB/s
367 MB/s
376 MB/s
380 MB/s
First I thought that the sdk I'm using had some problems with winsockets. Therefore I also implemented a version of both server and client using another c++ sdk and later on for confirmation java. Testing all combinations on MS Windows 7 I realized that
the error is occurring with each server/client combination.
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Answer:5 second TCP client/server interruptions

Hi rhodanos,
Sorry for the confusion in my steps, for steps three, it can be also applied into the Windows Vista later. So you can try the command on Windows 7 for disabling SMBv2.
After that, please let me know the result.
Besides, I'm not familiar with the script, so I'm afraid I couldn't help you to check this.
Thanks for your understanding.

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They will not have email servers for each client progrem, but I suspect that you are talking about three different services there. On only one of them is your ISP acting as an email server. For the other two, your ISP is just providing connectivity to the internet, with the email servers being hosted by other organisations (goolgle for GMail and Microsoft for
Thunderbird is an email client program and may well be pointed at the ISPs email server, to collect email from the email account that comes bundled with the connection.
ISPs will frequently have many servers forming their email infrastructure, but apart from having different functions in the grand scheme of things, they the only split from a customer PoV will be between home user and business email.
ps "Outlook" could also refer to an email client program that could collect email from your ISP email account. I was assuming that your use of Outlook refered to (formerly Hotmail) - the web based free email provider.

Answer:Does an ISP have a different server for each email client?

Your ISP has no way of knowing what email client you are using.

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First i start a little of topic: thank you guy's for helping me on my last problem thanks.
but i have a new 1 for you
I'm trying to connect over VPN to a other pc there both on the same network so i try locally first it works.
After that i go trow my router i port mapped port 1723 TCP and UDP to the server and 500 and 50 and 51 and 47 all TCP and UDP after i did this is try connecting going to the outside.
And what happens then:
everything looks well at start than i get the “verifying username and password” screen then it just dies out slowly and pain fully.
Do i just miss a port or what ?
Anybody had this problem and fixed it ?
Thanks for reading my post.

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I'm trying to use a VPN connection with a remote server. I need to extract data from a server that needs this connection for security purposes. The only way to run the software on this server is to use a terminal server client connection. I'm using WIN XP, but the server is running NT 4.0 Terminal Server edition. Once I open up the terminal server connection, the VPN connection will not connect. Now, reverse logic, if I open the VPN connection first, the terminal server client connection will not work. Is there a way to have both open at the same time with the OS's I have currently? Or is there something I need to change to get this to work?

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Hello All,

I took over supporting a sm. business that has 7 workstations, 2 networked printers and 2 local printers. The bldg. has a DSL connection and the modem goes through a router. All the workstations and networked printers connect to a single 16 port switch which is connected to a server running MS SBS 2003 r2. My question is where should the internet connect to? If I connect it to the switch everyone has internet which is fine but shouldn't I connect it to a secondary NIC in the server instead? What services would I need to configure to allow that type of configuration? Oh BTW, the server is set as a DHCP, file server.
With the internet connected to the switch directly users are reporting slow response when accessing shared files on the server, etc.

Any comments are appreciated.

Answer:Client-Server Networking

If you don't need to control Internet access, the simpler configuration will just be to connect the router directly to the switch and let it be the DHCP server. Disable the DHCP server on the SBS server.

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Question: server 2003 client

What is the pop3 address? that should be entered into Outlook Express on XP so that it looks to a server running Server2003 for its' email. Tried a variety of entries bit get various errors returned. Client is logged onto server ok

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I have a small domain set up in my house for my MCSA studies. I'm using Virtual PC and have a Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition DC/DNS server and one XP Pro Client. Server01 and Client01.

I have created a User account for myself in Active Directory and am a member of the Domain Admins. Client01 is shown as a member of the domain both in AD and in it's own System Properties. I can ping the server from the client and access it in My Network Places. However, I cannot ping the Client from the server, nor can I access Client01 from My Network Places on the Server.

I am also able to log on to the client using my domain username and password. This has me stumped.
There is no firewall running on either machine. I even checked IE security settings but that isn't the problem. Any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Can't ping client from server

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I have asked this before but got no replies. I am looking towards buying a new antivirus solution for the company i work for. They have had Trend Micro which ran out a month ago, and i am looking at Kospersky, anybody have any other ideas? Maybe experiences working with Kospersky?

Answer:SErver/Client Aitivirus?

I have heard that Kospersky is very good; Nod32 would be the only other one that I'd recommend.

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I'm trying to add an ME box to W2k server (set up as a domain server)

The ME box can see and access files on the server BUT the server cannot access the ME machine"the account is not authorised to log in from this station" is what comes up when you try to enter the ME machine from the server
I know I came up with this before but I can't get it to work again.

2000 boxes have No probs?????

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Dear All,I installed a server 2003 service pack 1. I attached xp pro 2 pcs in it. One is working fine.another one not able to join with the Domain. I put static address so i am able to ping to server but not ping from server. What will be the problem? Need a help. Thanks in advanceThomas Joji

Answer:I am not able to ping the client from server

Possibly a firewall issue.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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Is it not possible to make a program be both a client & server? I'm new to the winsock control & just finished reading PINO's basic intro. I did the peer-to-peer project for client/server chat. However, I want the program to be both a server & a client so two people don't have to worry about one being the server & one being the client.

I have the code for the program to listen. However, when I put the code for it to make a connection & click the button for that code, it states "invalid operation at current state".

So is it possible to have a program be both a client & server? I think it is and maybe it needs 2 winsock controls? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Answer:winsock - client AND server

Here you can find an example in C++:

If you want to run client and server from the same exe at the same time, you should use threads (or fork).

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I have two identical Compaq SR1315CL computers running Windows XP. Both computers are connected to a Motorola cable modem through a Linksys Model NR041 four port router with firewall. Lan connections are hardwired. Both computers were working OK until a few days ago when one started giving "can't find server" message in IE 6 (w/sp2 and 128 bit encryption.) When I ping the router LAN IP, I get a return. When I ping the WAN IP, I also successfully get a return. But if I ping a web URL, it can't find the server. All settings on the two machines appear to be the same. Had a previous incident with the problem computer due to the "internet optimizer" hijacker. I seem to have eliminated it with spysweeper. Also had a problem with this computer the end of the first week we had it because it would stop booting up (had to use "restore".

PLEASE, anyone who might have an idea as to what the problem is, or where it is, or, how I might fix it, I and my autistic daughter would be most grateful. I used to be a bit of a computer geek back in the days of DOS, but this windows stuff is beyond me. So much for the prediction that computers would become more simpler to use. If additional info is needed just let me know cause I'm not even sure shat I should provide.

Answer:IE 6 "cant find server" --- any server.

Have you cleared your Cookies and Temp files, lately?IE / Tools / Internet OptionsClick Delete Cookies / OKClick Delete Files / put a check in "Delete All Offline Content" / OKAre you using these basic security programs?(They're all free.)a? free - a complementary product to antivirus software which is specialized in protection against harmful software. Antivirus software often features an inadequate protection against Trojans, Dialers and Spyware. a? fills this gap.Ad-Aware - A good program similar to SpyBot S & D.Spybot S&D - Detects and removes spyware, of different types, from your computer.SpywareBlaster - A good program that prevents spyware from being installed on your computer in the first place. This program is always running in the background, protecting your computer. It prevents the installation of bad active X controls found in web pages.SpywareGuard - A nice compliment to SpywareBlaster. This allows you the option to prevent downloads that contain bad active X controls.If not, you need to. These programs, updated and used regularly, will do a lot to keep your computer clean of spyware, trojans, keyloggers, browser hijackers, etc...Download them, update them, and then run them.Important:Please read this tutorial on Spybot S&D before using it. Spybot can do SERIOUS damage, if not used properly.

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I'm running Filezilla Server on a custom built box, I have set all my users up and their passwords. I set their permissions to have correct permissions to modify, create, delete, append, and create directories and delete directoris.

My users use filezilla client as well as Windows Explorer to do transfers to and from the server.

My problems are. when i first create user accounts i and my users can cut/move and delete but after 30-40 minutes or so or after making a few transfers with the ability to cut/delete through windows explorer the ability is lost with an error that pops up stating "Invalid Handle" .

On the Client Side we use Windows explorer more so than file zilla client (file zilla will always allow us to delete), but my question is why do i loose the ability on my clients to move and delete though the settings state the same as i set where, i have set them . Can anyone shed some light onto as why i lose this ability.

Please help with this


Answer:Filezilla Server, FTP client issues

Does this only happen in the time span specified, or after a reboot aswell.?

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Dell Poweredge 1800 server running SBS Server 2003, Microsoft Exchange Server. All computers on network connect to server and then internet via proxy.

I want to know if there is a program available that will let me monitor what URLs are visited by clients, according to either their internal IP address or computer name? I tried Googling but to no avail.


Answer:Client monitoring program for server???

cyblock will show you by computername...

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Hey guys. I have been pulling my hair out today over this issue. OK so i am the domain admin of a school. I already have access from the outside to remote into my server at anytime. However, i have a small issue. I would like to be able to remote into one of my clients domain accounts on his machine from time to time when hes having issues. I need to remote in directly to his machine. So I will lay it out here:

I logon remotely to my server into the domain
I then want to remotely connect to my clients machine and login to his domain account with his credentials. I pull up the RDP and put in his IP and credentials etc.
I get through to his machine with success however when i do, i get a message:

To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the allow log on through Terminal Services right etc. etc.

Now i think where i went wrong is I followed online instructions and gave him rights for terminal services, remote access etc. but i did this on my server dc. I assume my issue is i need to give him these rights directly on his client machine?? What i mean is, do i need to be at his client pc and give these rights while im on his machine for this to eventually work ? I am stumped and any help is greatly appreciated. If more details are needed just ask and i will post more info

P.S. Domain Controller is Server 2008, Client PC is Windows 7

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I currently have a Win Server 2003 of which I was running XP's on for 5 years with no latency issues while logging in. I just upgraded the CLIENT PC's to Windows 7. I MAPPED the drives to each CLIENT but after the login name and password are entered the time it takes to MAP the drives is at a minimum of 1 minute. Before they mapped in seconds and these CLIENT computers are much faster then what I had in the XP's. Any suggestions? I have already tried to "relax" the security settings on the CLIENT computer but to no avail. Should I try SHARED FOLDERS instead, but if that's the case I have a NETWORK software that all the CLIENTS use off the server. Plus we save ALL work to the server which gets backed up nightly, so all the EXCEL 2013 files need to be accessed from each CLIENT to the SERVER. Again, my problem is lying with the LATENCY on logon....after I open the programs and the drives are mapped the computers run very fast. Ideas?

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Over the last year a co-worker and I have been developing a complex Job-Costing system in a Microsoft Access Database (4.0). It is a 50 Meg file that is on our Server. The problem is that only one person can Access the Database at a time. This is going to be hell when we accually release this to the other 15 people is the office. I have experimented with an access 2000 Project (MSDE Client/Server) but I dont think it is the option for our office. I was wondering what was needed to make our database multi-user. It says it can handle up to 255 multiple users, and 1 user is far from that limit.
Please give me all the information you can. Thanks.

Answer:Access 2000 -> Client/Server with Jet 4.0

Tools-Options, Advanced (I think) tab. Default login should be SHARED, not EXCLUSIVE.

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I am looking for a solution where I can plug a USB device into it, configure it with an IP, then install software on a remote system and have the USB device show up as if it was plugged into that PC, then I would install the drivers for the device.

Is there such thing as this? Basically, I want to plug a USB device somewhere on the network, into a VM that is in our ESX environment, without having to physically attach it to one of the hosts then force the VM to not move. I want it to be software based at the VM end, but not require a computer at the device end.

I'm finding lot of stuff on Google, so I'll continue going through, but if anyone has used something like this before, it would be great to hear of it.

Edit: This looks like it may do what I want, but not much details.

Answer:USB over IP hardware server, software client?

The siig one is terrible. I tried it with a client a while back, but had to replace it because it just wasn't reliable. I switched them to a Belkin network usb hub that has been pretty stable. The software isn't great and doesn't run as a service, so I have to leave a console session open to maintain the connection, though.

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Afternoon Ladies & Gents!

I've spent a few hours on researching this topic. I can't seem to find what I'd need.

Currently I'm looking for a solution. I have about 50 franchised offices. We've played a TV in each of them. Is it possible to put a device in each office and have a "Server" type device to push content over a VPN to them? Also naturally display this on the TVs.

Any comments or points in a direction would be much, much, appreciated.

Thank you!

Answer:Client-Server Media Streaming

Perhaps a Slingbox would work for this?

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Hey guys. I have been pulling my hair out today over this issue. OK so i am the domain admin of a school. I already have access from the outside to remote into my server at anytime. However, i have a small issue. I would like to be able to remote into one of my clients domain accounts on his machine from time to time when hes having issues. I need to remote in directly to his machine. So I will lay it out here:

I logon remotely to my server into the domain
I then want to remotely connect to my clients machine and login to his domain account with his credentials. I pull up the RDP and put in his IP and credentials etc.
I get through to his machine with success however when i do, i get a message:

To log on to this remote computer, you must be granted the allow log on through Terminal Services right etc. etc.

Now i think where i went wrong is I followed online instructions and gave him rights for terminal services, remote access etc. but i did this on my server dc. I assume my issue is i need to give him these rights directly on his client machine?? What i mean is, do i need to be at his client pc and give these rights while im on his machine for this to eventually work ? I am stumped and any help is greatly appreciated. If more details are needed just ask and i will post more info

P.S. Domain Controller is Server 2008, Client PC is Windows 7

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