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problem with client computer in the client/server network windows server 2003

Question: problem with client computer in the client/server network windows server 2003

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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hello engineers,
how r yo all? Guys i need your help.
My problem is windows 7 hangs and freeze when access 2003 server Enterprise edition . This is not a small network, one of the biggest network.
i have doubt on individual users on domain.before 2 months we had department wise users mean, for example [email protected] But after we created the individual users like [email protected] to all users.
this is i believe the cause of problem. When we acess the server via the software it freezed for 5 seconds and then repeat to normal state. And after some time it hangs for 2 minutes.
we r a big company ,producing daily basis.hmmmm Openly very large media and press company. please any one know the exact problem? Thanks

Answer:windows 7 client and 2003 server: network Slow in very big Network !!

Hi Mohamed and Welcome to SF,

Pls. check your Server's Event Viewers error logs, especially DNS errors.

What type of Security or AV Software do you have installed in your Server?

Will it be possible for you to post an ipconfig /all output of one Win7 machine and the Server?

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I am running a Windows 2003 server with 2 NICS in my office. The internal LAN in the office is on, subnet mask

The Second NIC installed for VPN has IP address: I have configure RAS to work on the Second NIC. It uses DHCP to give out IP addresses to VPN clients in the range.

My home network and Vista client machine are on

I can connect and register my Vista client machine on the network, but I cannot ping any of the computers, including the server, in the office network. I believe I have to set up some sort of a static route or a classless route, or something like that, so that the VPN client machine ( can hop over to the office network (

Can anyone help?

By the way, I know that the router is passing the traffic correctly because if I set up RAS to distribute an address to the VPN client in the range using the existing NIC (not the second NIC in the server), everything works fine.

Answer:VPN Routing Problem-Windows 2003 Server/Vista Client


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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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Has anyone tried using Windows 2003 Server (or x64 edition) as there Desktop OS?

I'm wondering if it would be any better then XP (or x64 edition)

Answer:Windows 2003 Server as Client OS

Depends on what you are going to be doing with it. Server OS's have a bit more ovverhead...some programs don't like installing on a "server" OS. that being said, you can tweak it a bit and it runs quite well, even for gaming. But unless the user knows what is going on and how to work around the OS, forget it....

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is there a way for me to create a shortcut that would appear on all my clients desktops without me having to go to their machines to set it up manually?

Answer:Windows 2003 server/client question

How many machines? The easy way is to just get a list of machine names, then copy the file to \\machinename\c$\documents and settings\all users\desktop\ either by hand or via a batch script. I don't know of any AD based solution to the problem.

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Is there a way to enable Client Isolation without using AD along with a Group Policy?

Answer:Client Isolation on Windows Server 2003

I dont think i understand yoru question. What are you trying to isolate this subscriber from?

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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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Okay let me give you all the facts up until about 6 months we ran hardcoded PC's across the board. We then got more and more laptops and are finding it easier to now run DHCP. One issue I have is we are running DHCP off a Cicso router and not off the Windows 2003 server. Also remember we have a bunch of subnets as each location is on its own vlan (while this does not matter the same problem is happening with the local LAN with the hosting servers).

I just now went into DNS and noticed that our records are not being updated within DNS. We had some records that are in our forward lookup zones that were 3 months old + that have no computername any longer even on the network. In the reverse lookup zones there is more of the same where we have multiple records with the same IP.

This is happening in both forward and reverse lookup zones and is on 2 different DNS servers. Now scavenging was set for the forward lokup zones for 7 days abut the reverse lookup zone was NOT enabled. We went ahead and enabled it and then I did a forced Scavenge Stale resource records on both servers at the same time.

This did part of what I wanted but did not fix the entire problem. In the forward lookup zones the A records that were stale are now gone (at least the main ones that caused me to notice the problem to begin with). In the reverse lookup zones there are still a TON of duplicates - PTR records for 2 different PC's on the same IP and PTR records for 1 PC on 2 different IP's

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Answer:Windows 2003 DNS Server - Client Records not being deleted.

Hello Stumped!

I am having the same problem in my environment with my reverse lookup zones. I have duplicate PTR records and scavenging does not seem to be working for the reverse lookup zones. I am at the point now where I am considering deleting my reverse lookup zone and recreating. I just have to answer a few questions about how I am going to recreate the reverse lookup entries that were created from manual forward entries. I would hate to have to do that part manually.

At any rate, I believe I can at least speak to your question regarding a Cisco device being used for dynamic DNS.

You're Windows 2000/XP clients should register their forward lookup name themselves. The DHCP server registers the PTR records on the client’s behalf. The client has the option of requesting to update both records; however, it is only responsible for actually updating the forward lookup zone. The reverse lookup zone in a Microsoft scenario is always updated by the DHCP server.

I have not been able to determine that Cisco routers actually support dynamic DNS. I have seen some documentation for security appliances that make it possible (but I don't think they work with MS DNS)

As far as what I've found from Cisco, they sell a DNS/DHCP solution called Cisco Network Registrar which supports dynamic DNS. My suggestion would be to pick one solution or the other. (I have no experience with CNR and I have no idea what it costs) Read more

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We have bound several Macs to the Microsoft AD domain. One of the reasons for doing this was to achieve a single sign-on environment. ie no need to reautenticate when connecting to one of the file servers etc.
The problem we have is that when we attempt to connect to the Win2003 fileserver using AFP we are still being prompted to reauthenticate wheras if we use SMB instead it connects staright away. We have noticed that the SMB connection works straight off as the Kerberos Domain Controller (KDC) issues the OSX user with a kerberos ticket which is viewable in the on the Mac.
Does anybody have any ideas that may help with this ?
Thanks in advance

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Hi All,

I am working as a system administrator in a gaming company around with 80 systems and 3 Linux systems (RHEL 5.0)..

The 80 systems are Windows Xp and server is Windows 2003 R2...These 80 systems are clients under this 2003 server..

But the three Linux systems are in workgroup..How can i add these three systems to Windows network..

As per my knowledge it is possible with WINBIND..

But tell me what are changes needed in Linux and as well as windows server 2003...

Please help me..

Thanks in Advance..

Answer:How can i Join RHEL 5.0 system to Windows server 2003 as a client

Please do not create multiple threads for the same problem.
Continue here:

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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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Hey folks, I have a project for my network class we just got assigned that I am trying to beat so I can enjoy the weekend. The project is simply to set some permissions on files on a virtual server, then login with some client accounts to test that they are set. I have set the permissions and such, and am now trying to login to the clients and that is where I am stuck.

I am attempting to login as the User's, in this case Moria Cowan, and I get the error message "The System cannot log you on now because the domain ACMETOOLS is not available". However, I find this quite odd, because I am able to log in with the Administrator account onto the domain. I am confused because the error message to me signifys that the computer cannot find the domain, meaning the Computer is not on the domain, yet the Administrator can find it just fine. I triple checked the credentials of the login and even tried different usernames, but I still get the same error message.

One thing I noticed was the virtual network connection on the client isn't working as it says "Limited or no connectivity". I'm not sure if this is the cause of the problem since the Administrator is able to log on, but I would guess it's possible since it needs a connection to the server to authenticate properly. I attempted to use the Network Identification Wizard on the XP Client, and it says "Windows cannot find an account for your computer on the ACMETOOLS domain, even though ... Read more

Answer:Network / Server Project Help - Logging in As Client Problem.

if you logged in with the domain admin acct while everything was working, the comptuer cached the credentials.
So, once the credentials are cached, you can continue to log in with that account, regardless of network connectivity to the domain.

The reason you cannot login with this "new" user, is because their credentials are not cached on the local box, and the DC cannot be contacted to verify authentication.

Log in with the admin account (which admin acct? you never specifically stated... local box Administrator account? some domain admin account called Administrator?), and clear up the limited or no connectivity issues first.

Limited or no connectivity error messages relates to the PC not being able to contact a DHCP server to get an IP.

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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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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 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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This might sound really n00b to most of you, but...
I need to find a way to check client web logs in Windows Server 2003. Basically, somebody got fired and i need to check their web logs, what is the best way to do so?

Answer:Win Server 2003 Client Logs?

You looking for their web surfing habits or logs of how many times they hit a particular web server on your network?

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Hi All,
After patching the updates of an existing Windows 8.1pro Client, I'm unable to connect to shared folder of Windows 2003 Server...But, you can connect by typing the IP of the Server....Eg: \\ but not by the Server \\Tac-Server...
Please note that the Windows update went smoothly without any error and now it's showing no more windows update but directly upgrade to Windows 10.
Can you please help me to sort out this issue.

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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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I'm having difficulty getting my PC into a new domain - I've setup a Server 2003 box and can ping the workstation from the server, but cannot ping the other way around, and am unable to join the PC into the domain. A pretty fundamental problem I would say! Maybe I missed something when setting up the server?

I built a small SBS 2003 domain for a customer a few months ago and thought I would take advantage of my Technet sub and build a 2003 network so I can test stuff etc. But I cannot get the damn thing setup! Grrrrrrr!!!!

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Hi all,

I am the 'administrator' of a small Windows Small Business Server 2003 network which comprises 1 Server (1 NIC) and 8 Clients. One of the client computers failed and I had to run a diagnostic on the components which meant testing each i.e. M/b, Video, CPU Hd etc. It transpired that on this Client the PSU was the problem so I installed a new PSU, rebuilt the Client and connected it to the network and restarted it.

Everything started OK except I could not connect to the network. I tried to 'Join a domain' via My Computer, Properties, Computer Name and Change and putting in the Domain name of the server.

I receiver the 'Error' message:-

An error occurred when DNS was queried for the service location (SRV) resource record used to locate a domain controller for domain ABCD.CO.UK.

The error was: "The requested address is not valid in its context." (error code 0x00002741 WSAEADDRNOTAVAIL)

The query was for the SRV record for_ldap_tcp.dc_msdcs.ABCD.CO.UK

So there you are, the full 'Error' message. I have so far been unable to get the Client computer to connect to the Win SBS 2003 Server but there is one thing that may be relevant, I did attach the HD to another Client pc to confirm it was OK so could this have reset something on the HD which has stopped it connecting to the Server?

Any help on this would be gratefully accepted?

p.s. Hope this is not to long winded...

Answer:Win SBS 2003 - Server/Client Connection Error

The computer is not in the domain at the moment?

The first thing to check with everything related to Active Directory: is the DNS set up correctly? Make sure that the computer in question has the SBS machine as its DNS server.

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We have a small buisness network here. Nothing special, just 15 or so computers with a server behind a basic firewall. The server is running active directory. The problem is one computer that is connected wirelessly(to an AP, not wireless router) is not being authorized to view shared files on the file server. I logged in on a different work station with the same user name and had no problems, and access to all the files. I log in with different user names and i still have the same problem, which means it must be some setting on the client computer that i overlooked or cant find. Any help?


Answer:Windows Server/Client Permissions Problem

Is the PC added into the Active Directory?, thats all I can think of right now (hey, its Friday!)

- maybe try to remove from the domain, reboot it, then readd it to the domain>

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This guide provides information about working with Microsoft® Exchange Server™ 2003 and client access. It describes the new features for Exchange 2003 and Office Outlook® 2003, in addition to improvements in Outlook Web Access 2003. It contains configuration information, such as how to secure your messaging environment, deploy the server architecture, and configure Exchange servers for your supported client access methods. This guide also describes how to manage protocols, Exchange Virtual Server, Outlook Web Access, Exchange ActiveSync®, and Outlook Mobile Access

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

The file is a Microsoft Word 2000 document. Users who do not have Microsoft Word can view this document through the downloadable Word 97/2000 Viewer.



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Hi All,
We have a 2003 exchange server on the network and PC running XP Pro with 2003 Office Professional installed. There are about 50 PC's on the network.

The exchange server can be pinged from the PC

One PC/username in particular is not connecting to the exchange server. When I arrived at the PC Outlook was showing Offline and when I went to put it online it asked for a username and password to connect to the exchange server. Even after entering this info it wasn't connecting.

I checked on the PC to see if I could connect to the server and view the mailbox via Oulook Web Access using his username and password. This worked OK.

I deleted the outlook account and tried to create a new one for the same user. After I type in the server name and username and click on "check Name" I get the following pop-up: "The name could not be resolved. The operation failed".

Then I logged onto the same PC with my username and password and created an outlook account for my email ID. This worked no problem and I was able to connect to the server and download the emails into Outlook.

Thinking that the PC and Outlook are OK and there is an issue with this particular persons profile I went to a different PC on the network and using this persons username logged into a PC. I was able to create an Outlook profile for them on a different PC and it worked without an issue.

So I am a bit confused......
His outlook profile does not work on PC1 but my profile does. ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Outlook 2003 client not connecting to server

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I am having problems remotley administering my domain. I am using a vista computer to administer my domain remotely. When I try to open the domain users and computers appalet I get the message that says " naming information can not be located ...". I know that DNS is running (maybe not correctly) and that my computer logged on to the domain. DNS is the only thing that I can think as the problem. I can log onto OWA by typing in the ip address but I can not use the admin tools. Please help

Thank You

Answer:Can not connect to the server 2003 domain from the vista client

Well, how about fixing the DNS? Without working DNS, you can pretty much forget about doing anything with AD.

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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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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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Shadow Copy Restore is a component of the intelligent file storage technologies in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. It enables you to prevent data loss by creating and storing shadow copies of files and folders on your network at predetermined time intervals.

Before a client computer can access shadow copies, you must install the Shadow Copy Client. The operating systems that require the Shadow Copy Client include:

Windows XP
Windows 2000 (SP3 and higher)
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows XP

Windows Installer : To install this msi package you need Windows Installer
2.0 or higher. You can download it from one of the following locations:
Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 98 SE

Windows Installer 2.0 Redistributable for Windows 2000



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I hope I am in the right area here as I believe this is a Norton problem
At random times I get the following message while running M$ internet explorer.
"Common client network proxy server has encountered a problem and needs to close" it then apologizes for the inconvenience. I did have this problem a few months ago and I was directed to uncheck the box that states "Use a proxy server for this connection" (Tools - Internet options - connections - settings) I did this and the problem stopped, but now it is back and the box is still unchecked. I cannot find anything else that seems to sort the problem.

When looking at the information that is sent to Microsoft I have the following information.

Error Signature
OFFSET 0000159b

Files included in the report back to M$


These files I believe are associated with Norton.
If anyone could give me some advice I would be grateful as it is driving me potty because you have to close down after it occurs.


Answer:Common Client Network Proxy Server

This does look like its a problem with norton. Are you using norton antivirus? Is it fully updated via live update?

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I have just replaced an old XP box with our first Windows 8.1 Pro client. Joined the domain (Server 2008 R2, using active directory), seamed quite normal. When I rebooted, I received the normal windows logon screen, user name & password, entered those and logged in. The problem being, all resources on the network required me to enter network credentials. For example, try and double click on file server get following 'Windows Security' window:
Enter network credentials. Enter your credentials to connect to: SERVER.
The system cannot contact a domain controller to service the authentication request. Please try again later

I have: unjoined and rejoined client to domain; Checked active directory and the computer is correctly registered. Nothing is helping. Please help.

Answer:Network Credentials issue, win 8.1 client & Server 2008 AD

According to Paul Thurrott you need to add the credentials by going into the Windows vault per method #2 in the link below. If you don't add the credentials to the vault then Windows won't remember them despite checking the box to remember credentials.

He is using Windows server 08 and Homegroups with Windows 8 and he shows both methods to access network shares on the server.

No comment about the link I posed here>???

By the way I know this is solved, hoping you can come back to confirm this.

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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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I need to setup home the moment i have one desktop at requirement is that if i buy another system with minimum requirement and set it as client and my machine as server to surf the internet and use other applications, then from where should i start.
what is minimum hardware required?i have linux and xp both installed on my machine.
hope i defined the problem clearly. i am willing to provide more information.

please help. thanx

Answer:Home Network Setup for internet surfing and client/server

You need a router, not a server.

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Ive seen that some businesses set up their workstations to log into a server domain. Now what exactly does this do or benefit? For instance, this is how my school does it and I presume they use it to limit what users can install on the machines, what options they can tweak on the computer, etc. because I cant do any of those

Anyways, I was just wondering what it might take to do something like this? Do I need a physical domain name on the Internet (ie: and a DNS server or what?

Also, could you maybe point me in the direction for how to set one up with Windows Server 2003? Thanks

Answer:Anyone explain me the benefits of setting up a client/server network on a win domain?

its easy all you have todo is a the server version of windows running on a box and rung the wizzard to set it up. A domain can be tottaly local.

Benefits is central administration of the network

There are others but that in itself (when you have large numbers of boxes) is enough to choke on

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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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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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hi all, im having a problem with a network. on this network, there is a pc running windows 2000 on it. that is the server (pc with printer attached) and then 12 client pcs. now when the server is rebooted, u have to go into "my network places" and log into each of the client pcs before they will connect to the server. (therefore they cannot print). once u have logged into a client pc from the server, u can go to the client pc and print. should u have to do this? (log into each pc before it will print) or should they connect automatically once the server reboots?

hmm... who wants to bet "JohnWill" posts to this one? haha its not like he is new to the pickles that The GT Guy gets hisself into lol!

Answer:client pcs have a problem connecting to server

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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:

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Subnet Mask:
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Scenario: IE browser ends TLS 1.2 handshake prematurely resulting in a page cannot be displayed for the user. Change the browser settings by removing TLS 1.2, leaving
TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.1 handshake completes without a problem.
TLS 1.2 Process - Fail scenario

The client sends a "Client hello" message to the server, along with the client's random value and supported cipher suites.The server responds by sending a "Server hello" message to the client, along with the server's random value.The server sends its certificate to the client for authentication and may request a certificate from the client. The server sends the "Server hello done" message.The Client sends ACK for Server CertificateThe Client sends FIN/ACKThe Server send FIN
The Server sends FIN/ACKThe Client sends ACK

Result Page cannot be displayed
No client error event in logs (looking for information to enable additional logging  or increase verbosity)
Agreed upon Cipher: Cipher Suite: TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_GCM_SHA384 (0x009f)
Cert Chain

Algorithm Id: 1.2.840.113549.1.1.11Algorithm Id: 1.2.840.113549.1.1.11Algorithm Id: 1.2.840.113549.1.1.5

While TLS 1.2 fails on IE 9,10 and 11:

TLS 1.1 has no issuesFirefox TLS 1.2 has no issues
Chrome using TLS 1.2 has no issues

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When looking at the workgroup from my "server" I can see the other computer and browse it's files but from the other computer I can see the "server" in the workgroup, but when I try to browse my "server's" files I get a permissions error.

Any Ideas? If you need more info please just ask what info you need... this is my first time setting up a home network... I seem to have everything right except for some kind of permissions for browsing the "server" from another computer...

Answer:XP Networking - Permissions problem from client to server...

Either make sure simple file sharing is turned on, on that machine, or create an account on that rig for you local logon. If you are using XP pro then just setup remote accounts that mirror what your using to login locally. That or enable the guest account. I am not sure you can even disable simple file sharing on XP Home but if both machines are XP home make sure simple file sharing is turned on, on the trouble box.

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Warning: mysql_connect(): Host '' is blocked because of many connection errors. Unblock with 'mysqladmin flush-hosts' in /web/ on line 3
Can not connect ep database

i'm getting that error message whenever i try to view picture series on eroticalpages dot com. any ideas? i get it using IE6 and firefox, been going on for days now. is it something on my end or is it just the website messing up?

Answer:Website sql errors? Client or server problem?

It's a problem on the site.

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I have a NT4 server and recently added 2 WinXp pc's to my domain, but they seem slower than my old NT4 and W2K workstation. It takes about 60sec to open a word document from a network share on the server, and only when I haven't been working on my pc for a while. Opening a second one goes at normal speed, Xp seems to need some time to reconnect to the server share I think. Anyone have an idea how to fix this?

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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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Sometimes, I have to reboot our company's server, which is a Poweredge 1800 running on SBS Server 2003 w/Exchange 2003. Here's the problem I'm having. When I reboot, there's this particular computer on the network which has this "lost profile" problem.

When this computer has to be rebooted, it comes up with the error "Windows cannot logon using this profile. A temporary profile has been created.....". So I end up having to copy the entire user profile using an admin account on the computer, deleting the user profile folder, logging in, and then copying the user profile back to the newly created profile folder. You know. Standard procedure for recovering a corrupted profile.

The question that I have is whether or not this problem is related to the server? Or maybe it's something else sinister happening, like maybe the hard drive of this computer is failing? I doubt it, because the only time that it happens is when the server has to be reboot.

Answer:Weird lost profile problem between client and server...

When the client machine is rebooted then logs in the message appears on the client machine right?
Go pull your error logs after the clients tries to log in and see what comes up.

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What is a good "free" FTP client for WindowsXP?
I want to host a server off my one computer.
I want to be able to access it from a remote location

I've tried Mozilla FTP and it gave me some trouble. It worked and didn't at the same time.


Answer:Good free FTP server client? *windows*

I'm using FileZilla and it seems to work pretty well.

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The Microsoft Blog notes that they are tracking a Proof of Concept exploit. It targets the Client Server Run-Time Subsystem. The blog states that initial indications are that you need to be authenticated before you can take advantage of it. It affects Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows XP SP1, Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista. vulnerability is caused due to a double-free error in the handling of HardError messages within WINSRV.DLL...

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i am trying to setup windows XP as a client-mode server, I have created a user e.g. matracker, as a problem tracker, when i search system 32 for the .dll file to install it in the new componet dialog box, it can;t be found

Answer:configuring windows xp for client-server mode

What exactly is it you are trying to do? client-mode server is a bit of an oxymoron. Windows XP can only operate as a peer in a Peer to Peer Network or as a client connected to a server in a file server network. Thats Windows XP Professional. Windows XP Home can only do Peer to Peer.Windows XP cannot itself act as a server except as in a Peer to Peer network where every computer in the network is a server for all the others.Stuart

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Hi guys,

I created a VPN server using the Windows XP Pro network assistant. I would like to known, if anyone of you would know what registry key I need to edit to allow this VPN server to accept more than 1 simultanous connection.

If I create a VPN server using the network assistant in Windows Server 2003, by default it will allow multiple connections. But I do pocess a legal copy of Windows Server 2003, so I don't want to use it.

Since Windows Server 2003 use the same VPN server/client than Windows XP Pro, I presume this limitation is due to a registry entry. I would like to known which one it is so I could allow my Windows XP Pro to do the same.

Thanks in advance,

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Hey everyone! I'm doing some research and I'm trying to put together a list of every version of Windows Client & Server products along with version number, date released, product number and number of discs. I've had a lot of people come to me lately to fix all sorts of systems with different types and versions of Windows such as OEM, Retail and volume licenses and I just can't keep track of them all.

It's become overwhelming to say the least and I could really use some help from everyone here to complete the list.

I was thinking about putting this list up on Wikipedia considering their current poor list so that it could be updated quicker... thoughts?
Client Operating Systems

Windows 1.0
Windows 1.01
Windows 1.03
Windows 1.04

Windows 2.0
Windows 2.03
Windows 2.10
Windows 2.11

Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1(1)
Windows for Workgroups 3.1(1)
Windows 3.2 (Simplified Chinese only)

Windows NT 3.1 Workstation
Windows NT 3.1 Advanced Server

Windows 3.11 for Workgroups

Windows NT 3.5 Workstation
Windows NT 3.51 Workstation

Windows 95 - 1 CD
Windows 95 Floppy Edition
Windows 95 Upgrade - 1 CD
Windows 95 Upgrade Floppy Edition
Windows 95A - 1 CD
Windows 95B - 1 CD
Windows 95B Upgrade Floppy Edition
Windows 95C - 1 CD

Windows NT 4.0 Workstation - 1 CD
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation Upgrade - 1 CD

Windows 98 - 1 CD
Windows 98 Upgrade - 1 CD
Windows 98 Upgrade Floppy Edition
Windows 98 Second Edition - 1 CD
Windows 98 Second Edition Upgrade - 1 CD

Wind... Read more

Answer:List of every Windows Client & Server product

I have seen an old MS ad on youtube with a version older than 3.1. 3.1 is the oldest I remember using.

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Okay so far I've setup windows built-in VPN server (using this GUIDE), forwarded ports on my router to port 1723 to my computers local IP and enabled PPTP passthrough. Created 2 rules in windows firewall to allow both TCP 1723 and GRE 47. I've even turned windows firewall off to see if I could connect that way. Still nothing. My phone will say connecting for about a 50 seconds then disconnect. Contacted Motorola and they said that the router will forward GRE with PPTP passthrough enabled, thta its most likely a Windows issue. I'm using a Galaxy S4 and the router is a Motorola SBG6580. I'm totally lost. No errors or anything from android or Windows.

Answer:Windows 7 server to Android VPN client not connecting

Maybe the following link will help. Any questions let me know.

How to: Windows 7 incoming VPN from Android ? Damian's Blog

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Hi guys,good day to everybody, I'm just wondering if its possible to use windows 7 Ultimate as a Server for thin client? I'll be using nc600 as my client terminal. The box says it supports windows 7. Is there any additional software I need to install on windows 7 server machine before I can use the client terminal? Or are there any guidelines on how this would work?. This is intended to be used for a school project which pertains to "latest innovations" its a group work ^_^. Thanks...

Answer:Windows 7 Ultimate x64 as Thin Client Server?

anybody? ....

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Hi Guys
can anybody tell me how I would connect xp to windows 2003 server as a network printer so I can send fax from xp to windows server 2003 and I want windows server 2003 be able to send and receive fax then I want xp view faxes from windows server 2003. Can anybody tell me how I would be able to set this up?

Answer:xp to windows server 2003 fax server (network printer setup)

You need to add Fax Services to the server.

start -> control panel -> add/remove programs -> windows components.
Make sure Fax Services is checked. If not, check it and install the service.
Then follow the wizard to share the Fax printer on the network.
Once that is done, on your XP clients, go to \\servername or surf to the server via My Network Places and install the fax printer.

That should be all you need to do.

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I am able to add Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 clients without any issues. However, I receive an error stating the network path could not be found whenever I try to add the Windows 10 client. I have verified all settings, including authentication credentials, DNS settings, and IP settings. All devices have both IPv4 and IPv6. All clients were added from the same network using the same settings (DHCP with DNS set to the IPv4 and IPv6 servers).

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I have to make a security tunnel between Linux(server) and Windows(client).


Tunnel will be using to remote administration Linux server.

Is any Windows Client IPsec for Windows ?
I don't want use pptp(unsecure) and l2tp(SLES 10 SP2 hasn't l2tp demon support), only ipsec

Have you any solution ?

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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 installed the 64bit version of the Windows Home Server v1 client on my Win8 PC last night and it installed just fine. The PC was backed up and the WHS console correctly shows the PC as "Win 8 Enterprise". I'll test the recovery functions this weekend and report back here. So far, so good!

Answer:Windows Home Server v1 client installed just fine...

It works! The attached screenshot shows the Win8 client added and backed up. I restored a file yesterday and everything worked perfectly!

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I have an office of three computers and new file server running Windows Home Server 2011.
Two of the three computers are running windows 7 64bit Home Premium, and connected to the server dashboard hassle-free.
However, the last computer, running Windows 7 64bit Professional, displays an error message after I enter the server password.
"cannot connect this computer to the network"

I can clearly see the server on the network map, and I can successfully ping it.
I cannot however access its website at http://servername/connect

I have tried all of the troubleshooting steps listed here

I have also disable the antivirus, and opened ports 55000, 56000, 1138 and 8192 for inbound and outbound traffic.

Whatever it is, its definitely isolated to the client, because I have two other machines running windows 7, on the same network, that have connected fine.
All clients and server are also a part of a home-group, in which i can clearly see other computers and server folders from the troublesome client.

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Hi all,
I am currently helping my company prototype automated Windows installation via network. I am using Server 2008r2 and Windows Deployment Services with Windows 7 as the
OS being installed on the client computer. Everything works fine EXCEPT joining the client PC to the domain. DNS is configured correctly, client computer is already prestaged in Active Directory Computers as the user "Client1" with a password of
"password". I have posted my unattend xml file and the relevant section of the Panther/UnattendGC setupact.log and setuperr.log files. 
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: Begin
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: Loading input parameters...
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: AccountData = [NULL]
2017-06-29 09:25:04, Info                         [DJOIN.EXE] Unattended
Join: UnsecureJoin = [NULL]
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I've got about 40 Senor Point of Sale tablets running Windows 7. They work just fine, but are failing to take Windows Update for Service Pack 1 (KB97632). The POS software is soon going to need this update in order for it to continue working.

I've deleted the Windows Update cache (SoftwareDistribution >> SoftwareDistribution.old) and nothing changed.

I've downloaded the update .exe and after it ran, nothing changed.

Check for Windows Updates only shows the SP1 update when I click to search online for updates, for what it's worth.

After the update has failed, I get error code 800736b3.

Apparently the billion and two solutions other people have aren't solutions for me.

Please help me!

Thanks in advance.

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The Client Connect to Windows server 2012 Essentials not working for 1 PC on a network. It didn't work a year ago when I set up the domain and the other 8 PC's connected, but the HDD died so I did a fresh install in Window 7 Pro SP1 and put in all the updates
and tried to connect agian.
The error is that it can't find the server.
I've tried everything else I've seen on the forums, IP v4 only, DNS is only set to the Windows Domain server.

below is the log for the connect attempt, does anyone have any ideas?

10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Start of Computerconnector
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] wmain: Calling Computerconnector::ShowWizard()
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::ShowWizard: Done initializing common controls
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] Displaying the wizard
[10/24/2016 15:11:38  edc] CComputerconnector::AnotherInstallationErrorDlgProc: IDD_ANOTHER_INSTALLATION_ERR Page Initialization
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Installation is ready to run
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] GlobalData::Initialize (, , C:\Users\BPOWELL.JMS\Downloads\ComputerConnector(, 1033)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] ExpandEnvironmentStrings return (C:\Windows\Temp\Client Deployment Files\)
[10/24/2016 15:11:38 1054] CComputerconnector::Run: Running Task: Id=1 Description=Downloads the file
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The user has a client certificate loaded in their IE browser. I have been provided a Certificate Revocation List (CRL) from a customer. I need to put the file on the server and reference that file when the user tries to access a URL. How do I setup IIS to check the CRL file.
Windows 2008 R2 Web Server

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I have been given a PC with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
This was a client PC from a small old Windows Home Server 2011 system which has now been dismantled as the server PC failed.
My unit works fine but I cannot remove the irritating Server client items from it - Launchpad and Alert Services etc etc.
Have looked everywhere on the disk but cannot find any uninstall file anywhere.
All the relevant files seem to be in the ?Program Files?, ?Windows Server? , ?Bin? folder but nothing found there. No separate uninstalling prog will work either.
Have considered starting up the PC in Safe Mode, physically removing the Windows Server folder and contents then running a registry cleaner to tidy up the loose ends.
Am concerned that this might make the PC unstable so ask if anyone has any useful suggestions. For now I have worked through the Start Up process and inhibited the ones considered relevant. Also CCleaner has stopped the Launchpad.This has worked but would like to permanently remove the unwanted items.

Answer:Removal of Windows Home Server 2011 client software

No one has supplied any suggestions as to my programme removal so decided to risk it and do it myself as described.
Backed up whole HD plus registry, restarted in basic Safe Mode then physically removed all traces of WHS 2011 in file system.
Emptied Recycle Bin then restarted as normal.
No disasters occurred so used CCleaner and Advanced Uninstaller PRO. They mopped up the loose ends and everything seems to be fine now. Job done!
I suppose the same process could be used for most difficult to remove items.

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Hi, I have the following setup: A windows XP machine connected via a 802.11g adapter to the internet (usb adapter). A laptop running fedora core 4 connected to the internet via a wireless ethernet adapter 802.11b. Both my XP machine and Fedora machine have a cat5 ethernet port that is not being used (both built into the motherboard). I was wondering if I could connect these via a twisted pair cable and make VNC go through that so it would be much faster than via the wireless router, however at the same time maintain my internet connection with no interference. Thanks

Answer:Dedicated twisted pair cable to run VNC (windows client/linux server)

Just connect them with a crossover cable, and use static ip addresses for the NICs. Just make sure you use a different subnet than the wireless network, ie: if your wireless is using then use

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Server has been great and online for about 7 months without issue.  Three times over the last two weeks, all clients' mapped drives just drop and Windows Explorer hangs...  I am not able to disconnect drives via command prompt, nor remap drives
via command prompt.  However, I can ping the server and remote desktop to the server perfectly.  No errors in logs on workstations or server.  Affects all workstations (60+ running Windows 7 Pro) simultaneously.  Client mappings to
other servers (Windows 2008 R2) running on the same switch are unaffected.  Reboot the 2012 server and you can reconnect to mapped drives by clicking on them in Windows Explorer.  Any ideas?

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Why did my deployment of Windows 2012 fails with the error message, "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot
proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation." OR I have components that didn't install drivers that are in my driver package?
example error in setuperr.log (from %windir%\Panther) shows the following failure information:
Error  CBS Startup: Failed to process advanced operation queue, startupPhase: 0.  Primitives are still pending. [HRESULT = 0x80004005 - E_FAIL]

Do I need to update latest KMDF if mean please share for windows server 2012

Pandiyan Muthuraman

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Hello everyone, I've looked around at other threads related to my issue, and I can't seem to find a correct answer.
I have a computer lab that I've recently installed a Windows 7 Enterprise image onto 35 Dell Optiplex computers (most are 380's, a few older 360's).
I created the image using MDT2010 and used one of the 380's as a reference.
All has been well for about a month or two but recently 6 computers are giving me Windows Update errors with the error code of 80080005.
I have a WSUS 3.0 SP2 server running, and all of my other computers seem to be getting their updates just fine.  WSUS has the problematic computers in it's database, but it shows that they haven't checked in for "x" days.
I have Avast 4.8 Professional installed, I have OpenDNS configured to block bad websites, ____, etc. and I also use an Untangle server to prevent access to bad websites.  I've ran a Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware scan on the affected computers, as well
as Windows Defender scan, and Windows Live OneCare scans, and all have found no malicious software.
I have also tried resetting the Windows update service as described here: as well as a script that supposedly does the same thing, but also resets all previous
update events, but I can't find the script source right now (I had ran it last week, and it didn't work).
I'm currently running a SFC /Scannow on one of the computers, and now it has finished.  It gives the... Read more

Answer:Windows Update Error 80080005 Windows 7 Client with WSUS 3.0 SP2 server

Alright, I re-attempted to run the "SFC /scannow" command under a Administrator Command Prompt window, and got this error:
"SFC /scannow error message: Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service"
I searched around a bit, and found a suggestion to check that the TrustedInstaller/Windows Module Installer is running.
When trying to start the Windows Module Installer, I get this error: 

Windows Modules Installer - Error 1450 Insufficient System Resources
What a fun problem this is turning out to be.  I'd like
to just re-image these computers, but I fear that it'll just happen again and I'm wondering why it's only a handful of computers that are affected, yet I have over 65 machines that were all installed from the same exact image.
I'll keep poking along trying to find something that fixes this darn issue.  If anybody comes up with any ideas, I'll gladly try them.  Thanks!
Just found this:
and I'm trying the suggestion to set the registry limit size to "no limit" (setting hex value of 0xfffffff) to see if it works.  If it gets the sfc to run, it might fix my windows update issue as well.
I have ArcGIS installed on 25 of the lab machines, and according to the link that I posted above, others have experienced problems after installing the ArcGIS software.  ... Read more

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Download Windows 10 Client Connector Update for Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 as it now available at Microsoft.

Windows Server Essentials Connector is software that helps you connect your PC or Mac client to Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role enabled. It also enables and manages key client-side functionality of Windows Server Essentials Experience. On a PC, it provides client backup, a tray icon and the Launchpad, the Dashboard for management of remote servers, and a VPN profile with the capability of auto-dialing and monitoring client health from the server side. On a Mac, it provides health monitoring and the Launchpad.

Get it from Microsoft here.

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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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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 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 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: 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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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: 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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