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RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

Question: RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

I can copy and paste only text and screenshots.

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Preferred Solution: RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

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Answer: RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

Are both rdp same version or you will have problems update rdp

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I'm trying to set up a non-local remote desktop session and I'm kind of unsure how to do it. I could always do it with my local machines on my network but never could get it to work outside the network.

Both machines are Win7. I had the receiving computer allow incoming remote desktop sessions from any version of remote desktop (I know it's unsecure but for the purposes of this test it was fine). I got the IP of the remote network as well as the IP of the specific machine on that remote network as well as the remote computer's user name. It would not let me connect using this information.

In computer name I typed in remote network IP\ local ip of the computer on that remote network and used the log in of that computer.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Using remote desktop with a non-local machine

Setup your router to forward the ports to the internal IP?

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Hi Everybody,
This afternoon i was playing with remote desktop on my Desktop PC from my laptop. All was going fine untill i went up to play some BF2 on the desktop, There was no screen on my main account. Not the account i logged onto through remote desktop, an other account. The screen will show all the normal boot screens (POST, the Windows loading screen) but then when it logs on (I have auto-logon enabled) the screen doesn't get any signal! I have no idea how to fix this because I cant see anything! Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:HELP!!!Remote Desktop Causes no screen on local machine

thats strange, try a last known good configuration

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How to block internet access to local machine users. The machine is in under domain control.

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Can I copy the data of remote desktop to my Local machine. If No Why ?
Pls suggest.

Answer:Remotely Accessed Machine's Data can be Copied to Local Machine.

Click Start | Help and Support
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Cutting and pasting to and from a remote session
Accessing local files and folders in a remote session

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I have a question  that how to copy file from remote desktop user drive to my local machine using  xcopy or any other protocol.

This is my server path "\\Trail01" and here is the file location "c:\Users\ashique.sheikh\Desktop\Day2.R"
How can i give this is in my batch file. I have used this
net use "\\Trail01" "[email protected]" "/USER:ashique.sheikh"
XCOPY /Y \\Trail01\c:\users\ashique.sheikh\Desktop\Day2.R  "D:\VMI"
But its not working. It is give path error.
How can i download this or is there any other way to do it?

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Question: Local Machine

Shouldn't I be able to connect to the local machine using

Answer:Local Machine

This is what I get in Windows 10 when I put in the Address box of Firefox.

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Hi all,

I will cut straigh to the point! I am wondering if it's possible to set up a VPN to connect to a PC on another network so i can access the other machines on that network. e.g If I have an office with a router and 1 pc connected to the internet and 4 more machines conected to the router but not going out to the internet. Is it possible to connect to that machine via VPN so then it would be as if you were on that network to then be able to access the PC's on the network?

If you need any additional information please don't hesitate to ask!



Answer:VPN to access a local machine

Josh, welcome to the windows 7 forums.

One option which I use is a free vpn called Hamachi. It is owned by the logmein people but it does have a free version. It is encrypted and allows you to access the other machine using either Remote Desktop Program or another of the free programs like VNC. There is also the free version of Logmein.

search on hamachi and you should be able to see what it does. They do have a pay version but there is a free version.


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my computor gives me a message that says, hkey-local-machine\SOFTWARE\PVRP,Inc\MODEM ON HOLD Key is missing. Do I need it? How do I get it

Answer:Local machine permissions

reinstall the software for that device. Or uninstall it through control panel. I would also recommend running a registry cleaner like CCleaner.

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My main NT machine cannot see my local network. The problem is not card or cabling. Forgive the long message, but I want to skip past the fixes I've already tried.

I have networked four machines in a workgroup called, let's say "Tollbooth.", with IP addresses in the 10.###.###.### range, incrementing the last digit, as described in all refence books (the IP addresses have been checked, verified, and rechecked) and using the same subnet mask (checked, etc.).

The machines are --
1. GreatOne, the Micron, NT 4.0 SP6a, diaup modem. 3Com 509 Combo NIC with latest drivers and diagnostics, RAS, NetBEUI, TCP/IP, WINS client. The NIC adapter is bound to all three protocols but not to RAS services. I have two RA WAN Wrappers listed; the one bound to everything but NetBIOS, the other bound only to "RA WAN Wrapper" [?]
When I choose Network Neighborhood, GreatOne can see the workgroup, but not the machines, NOT EVEN ITSELF.

2. Slippage,Toshiba Portable, Win 98, RealSYS MCMCIA card, Win 98 dialup for builtin modem. It can see [4] Zipper, and [2] itself. Cannot see [1] or [3].

3. Shapeless, handbuilt, NT 4.0 recently reinstalled and then updated with SP6a. 64 megs of RAM, 120mHz, LinkSYS card. Networked successfully before crash and SP6a (when running SP4). Can see [2] and [4], but it can't run Server services because "not enough server storage is available." (I have tired every legal setting for IRPStackSize [4-12] to no avail.) So it is inv... Read more

Answer:NT Machine can't see local network

Check to see if the "Computer Browser" service is running on the NT machine Great One (under Control Panel/Services). If it's not start it. If it was running then stop and restart the service. If that fails remove great One from the workgroup and re-add it.

As for Shapeless I would uninstall and reinstall the service pack to see if that fixes the problem.

I would also dump NetBEUI on allv the machines since you don't actually need it when running TCP/IP.

Hope this helps.

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I recently removed AntiVirus XP 2009 from my machine, a Dell Dimension 3000 with Windows XP. The next day, the internet was down and I went to restart my machine and when it came back up, it went to a blue screen with the words The image GDI32.DLL is possibly corrupt. The header checksum does not match the computed checksum. I did a search online and came up with a resolution and got into Windows Recovery Console and fixed the issue. Now though, I start the machine up and it goes to a different logon screen then I had and when I type in my password for any of the users on the machine it says Bret1 domain not available. My machine is not part of any domain(Bret1 is the computer name). Help. Thank you.

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Hello All,

I have a situation where I need to map a network drive on a remote server so that a scheduled installation can tale place from the mapped drive. For scheduling the installation I used the Schtasks.exe which has an option to create the scheduled task on a remote machine too using :

Schtasks.exe /create /S <remote computer name>

What I am interested in knowing is if there is any EXE file that can help me map a network drive on a remote computer in the same manner as schtasks.exe as there is no option for doing it in net.exe that is used for mapping a network drive. To avoid confusion let me put up :

machine that I want to map the network drive upon : ABC
Server on which i need to map the network drive upon : XYZ
Network path to be mapped : \\PQR

Answer:Using Net Use on a remote machine

Hi rahul1911,

The procedure should be possible. Here's a tutorial that may help as it contains additional commands and addresses share issues: How-To Map a Network Drive using Windows 7, Vista or Windows Server 2008.

I hope this helps. If not, check to make sure the server is sharing properly and that permissions are set to allow this to occur (you aren't prohibited from Group Policy or Active Directory) and/or that you are using an appropriate username and/or password if required.

Good luck!

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I wondered where I can learn the difference in system functions that allows normal operation online for days but errors and hangs almost immediately on many local system operations. Bob

Answer:What's the difference? IE5 -local machine operations

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I have a windows 2000 network that someone previously setup. I am having problem logging into one specific machine. The account does not seem to have admin rights to the local machine. I logged in as domain adming on the machine and went to control panel->user and added the domian account to the local admionistrators group but it still has a problem. Where do I look from here. I tried this account on another machine and it worked fine.

Answer:Admin rights to local machine

What type of network is it?

Peer-To-Peer, or are you using a domain?

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We are running 2K Active Directory with internet connection thru ISA. Users must logon to the network, then if going to the internet they are prompted to logon again to ISA server. We have mandatory profiles that do not let them access options for internet explorer. We have discovered if a user logs onto the local machine and not the network, with the network cable still attached, they have straight access to the internet without logging thru ISA and therefore no record of their activity. Any suggestions where to start looking or known issues or have we simply missed something.
Any help much appreciated.

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I had a nasty trojan in my system (it ran it's own proxy server), and killed it with Malwarebytes. It seems to have also have disabled the ability to execute entries in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run" As a temporary measure I have moved the entries to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run to get them to execute again. I would like to restore the ablity of the system to boot these start up entries from the default location. Any ideas as to how this might have happened and how to reverse it? I already tried creating a new version of the key By exporting the entries and deleting the key and merging the .reg file after checking it for any surprises just in case it was in the key itself. I also replaced winlogon.exe to be safe. This is a good one and I am out of ideas.

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I seem to be getting a blank page everytime I access any page from my local machine. However, others are able to view the pages and their contents when I give them my address for testing purposes.

Does any one have any ideas?

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I run a small stand-alone network that has no connectivity to the internet. I currently download Microsoft updates and antivirus dats from an internet connected pc, burn them to a cd then copy them to one of the computers on the stand-alone network. I then "pull" the updates manually from each machine on the stand-alone network.

Is there a way to configure these XP boxes to look to a certain local location for updates?

Any help would be appreciated.


Answer:pointing XP to a local machine for updates

I think the "Automatic Updates" feature that's part of the OS is configured to only connect to Microsoft servers; I can't see there being a way to change this.

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I'm having trouble writing a batch script that checks net localgroup Administrators to see if any values are found in Administrator or not.

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I'd like to watch an SSL communication, with data exchanged, that occurs on my local machine. Is there an app that can intercept this?

Obviously you can't pull this off somewhere between the two endpoints, but since I'm trying to diagnose a problem with a web application, I can run the sniffer on the client machine.

Maybe a browser that will dump data it transacts?

EDIT: ssldump didn't work out for me... I used ethereal in promisc mode on the client machine to capture the packets.

Answer:Sniffing an SSL connection on your local machine?

kleptophobiac said:

I used ethereal in promisc mode on the client machine to capture the packets.Click to expand...

Then you solved your problem, correct? I was going to suggest ethereal.

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So this issue happens consistently when I remote desktop into my work PC. My home PC is Windows 10 and work PC is windows 7. Here is my scenario.

VPN from home PC to work networkWindows Remote Desktop from home PC to work PCGet work done and afterwards disconnect remote desktopGo in to work next day and PC now has no internet connection on any browser
Restart does fix this issue but I am trying to avoid a restart on my work PC.
The error is 'DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET'. After running netsh winsock reset in command line without restarting, I am able to connect to google only.
Ipconfig /release, /renew, and /flushdns does not fix it.
Also there is no proxy running. Pinging websites work.
Does anyone know what's going on?

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I have a Mac running Windows 8.1 via Parallels.
What I am trying to do is set up a test 2012 SBS my PC and while trying to connect to my local machine on Hyper-V I get this I've tried running as admin, I've also tried starting services however I get this
A bit stuck on what to do?

Answer:Hyper-V Local Machine Error

Originally Posted by Crusader

I have a Mac running Windows 8.1 via Parallels.
What I am trying to do is set up a test 2012 SBS my PC and while trying to connect to my local machine on Hyper-V I get this I've tried running as admin, I've also tried starting services however I get this
A bit stuck on what to do?

Did it ever worked that way?

Why running a VM in a VM? I believe it's a test.
You'll lose considerable performance that way and there's more chance for the machine to crash.

Running Hyper-V in a Windows host is the only way to get best results.

Try upgrading or running from Parallells build 9.0.24217 or otherwise run Hyper-V from bootcamp install.

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Dear Techs,
Due to some security reason I have done some Group Policy setting in my  workplace windows 7 pc  as,
Disabled C drive access, regedit, start menu items, Run.exe access, cmd access and hide the drives of that computer. The issue is though am administrator of that system, I too cant access above mentioned thing, the policy replicates to my
administrator account.
please help me to get access to run.exe, cmd and to disable my group policy.
for your kind information,
1.I am local system administrator.
2.local Group Policy applied for that particular system.

thanks in advance fellas.

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How do you export from HKey Local Machine? OR How do you get to view the Registry? Please help! I have to update the current version for XP Pro

Answer:HKey Local Machine Question

start>run>in the run box type in regedit>file>export

thats all there is to it.

But I do not recommend that you get into messing with the registry unless you know what your doing. One little change can really screw a machine up.

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I have this code:
Set = ("LDAP://OU=pubic, DC=pubic, DC=us")
pubic.Filter = Array("Computer")

For Each pubic in pubic
pubic = pubic.CN
Set pubic = pubic("Wind://" & Wind & "/Administrator")
When I run the script is no error but the password remain the same
Any idea?

Answer:Change Password for local machine

Just a guess but do you mean 'public' instead of 'pubic'?

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Hello Guys and Gals, I would would like to Convert my Local Machine to a use in VMware, ( I did a test run on a laptop of mine which was successful. )

I would like to do the same thing on my Local machine, i have VMware running on my local machine ( with several OS on it which are working fine )

I would like to add my local machine to the VM that is on my local machine, and use the newly Created Local VM in VMware,

could i use the newly created Local VM as a form of Backup ?

Could i use the newly created local VM as my main OS in VMware ?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Converting Local Machine to use in VM ware

Although written for hyper-v, basic principle applies to vmware ie create vhd using disk2vhd and open vhd in vmware.

Hyper-V - Create and Use VHD of Windows 10 with Disk2VHD

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Hi i dont know if anyone is going to be able to help or whether due to the nature of the query if you guys would be willing to help. Anyway here it goes...

Ok i have recently started a new job IT Technician/Administrator within a local school of mine. The problem that i have is that all of the admin passwords where held by the old Technician/Admin and i cant find or no one that works in the school knows what the pass could possibly be. We have managed to get onto the old server as the co-ordinator had an account on it, so we have managed to change the admin pass on the server, but there is a new server to be installed and i can not change the domain name in the network ID properties because i do not have the admin password for the clients.

The logons on the server do not corispond with the logins on the clients, because with it being a primary school the old Tech thought we would just have a local account on the machines.

The reason we do not know the passwords and we can not ask the old Tech for the password as back in april he suddenly passed away. anyway i was wondering if it is possible to get around this? is there any software i can get that might be able to show me the admin pass or to delete it so i can this new server online that they are so eagerly awaiting for Or is the only Solution a fresh install of the OS?

Anyway i hope there is someone that may be able to help me with this matter.

Thank You

Answer:Local Machine Administrators Password?

The only legal way to do this is to re-install the OS. You do not need to be the local admin to join a computer or change the domain the computer is on. You just need to be an admin for the domain.
Is there a reason why the users log into the local machine? It kinda makes it pointless to have a domain.

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I cannot install a new program because I get an error message "not logged onto local machine" in the program setup. I have an administrator account so I don't know what's wrong. Any idea? Thanks!

Answer:Log onto local machine in Windows Vista

Have you tried right clicking the install.exe file and "run as Adminstrator" An irritating security feature of Vista. Although you are a user/Administrator, (I'm assuming that is the status you have?), you are not a power Adminstrator.
You do not say which Vista version you are using, but you can, in the advanced versions, also create a Power user account, as you may have been more used to in XP.
Go to Start/All Programs and right click the command prompt.
Type Control UserPasswords2.
Click Advanced.
Click Advanced again.
Select Users.
Select Administrator and untick the the box &#8220;Administrator is disabled&#8221;
Now log out and login as Administrator.

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I have one very powerful PC that I would like to use as a VM server, and then I have a netbook and a HP pavilion dv2000 laptop that I would like access the VMs. My ideal setup would be to have my main machine running Windows 7 and have two virtual machines running Windows 7 that would be accessed and used by the netbook and notebook across the network, this would allow the two mobile PCs to make use of the main PC's sizable resources while still being three different machines that can be used by three different people. The reason I want to do this is that I have a lot of people who want to use the computer, but only one that runs Windows, has Office, and is very powerful. Any help on this topic would be appreciated.

Answer:Remote Virtual Machine

Problem: The VMs would not have office unless you could install it in each VM and that means a separate product key.

Also, each instance of Win 7 would need it's own product key since you can't run the same one in a virtual machine.

Other than that it sounds doable running Win 7 guests under Oracle VirtualBox. Just set the networks up as Bridged so they get their IP address from the same router, then setup port forwarding to a VNC server running in each VM. TightVNC is a good choice.

I don't think you will be very happy with the performance though. Even with Gigabit network adapters it will be slow.

It would be fun to try though.

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I am interested in turning my PC to a remote machine (like a dedicated/rootserver) but to be able to start up and shut down my PC w/e I want remotely. Also I would like not to change my OS (windows) in order to achieve that, if it's possible of course. The whole thing has to do with my business trips (I have to travel around and change places) so I need to turn my home PCs into remote machines in order to be able to control them from my laptop. I searched a bit and I found this Home but I would like to find a way with windows.

Looking forward to your replies,

Answer:Turn my PC to remote machine

Mine have to be turned ON. But this is my favorite remote program.


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Hi everyone:

I am trying to pipe the contents a specific folder on a remote machine to a text file on my PC through a command line. My initial command looks like this:

dir \\\c$\folder\subfolder\*.log >textfile.txt

As long as I have mapped a drive to the remote machine (thus already specifying the user name and password), this works great. As the above example goes, I would now have a text file on my PC called textfile.txt, which contains a DIR of *.log files from the remote folder.

However, if I haven't already mapped the remote drive, this command throws 'Access Denied' errors. I am trying to automate the command by running it through a batch file, so somehow I need to include the user name and password credentials in the actual command. I don't know much about RunAs, but what I've tried hasn't worked.

And though I appreciate the suggestion, mapping the drives in advance won't work for me because I don't have many available drive letters, and I have many remote machines I need to perform this command on (again, in batch). So I need a way to do this without mapping the remote drives.

And for various other network reasons, I can't use FTP or Telnet. Yeah. Fun.

I and the remote machines are running XP Pro.

If someone knows enough about RunAs to show me EXACTLY what I need to include in the command above, I would be extremely grateful. (Or, any other way to make this work given the limitations I'v... Read more

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If anyone expert in scripting?

Can we prepare script to run at local machine for zipping a file located at remote machine

Answer:Scipt-Zip at remote machine

This is a very simple task if you have a compression program that supports command line utilities. WinZip does not have this feature until you get a paid plugin for version 9.

WinRAR does have command-line options, but I found them to be akward at best. You could google for listings...

The easiest to use (scripting wise) that I've found is PKZIP and PKUNZIP. To use, simply put PKZIP sourcefile destinationarchive in a batch file, and you're golden!

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Hi there

It's been AGES since I've done this - but is there any way of rebooting a remote Windows machine from RDP.

The problem probably needs Windows login as it boots so how to connect ??

I'm sure it's possible without having things like Network boot in a Nic.

(I've seen people run Windows servers essentially headless so it must be possible).

Easy enough in Linux - there's all sorts of daemons / processes that can start at boot so ssh and all sorts of other things possible but I'm a total stranger to most of Windows networking apart from basic home LANS.


Answer:RDP - how can I reboot remote machine

I restart my Windows remote hosts in this simple way:

Command: shutdown /r /t 0 -- OR -- shutdown -r -t 0

You can then reconnect to remote host as soon as it has booted to Welcome / sign-in screen (network will be reconnected latest at this point).


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I recently switched my main computer over to Linux (from Win8), and everything is working fine, except that when I would remote into the computer from my other computer (running Win7), it was much faster when running Win8. Since I upgraded to Linux, I can connect, but the screen refreshes at a much slower rate, even over the same connection (LAN speed).

Anyone know of any settings either on the Win7 side or on the Linux server side that I can change to speed things up?

Answer:remote into Linux machine

Which Linux distro are you using ? There are some distros made specifically for older machines. For example, Fedora has it's flagship distro using Gnome, but it also has 2 lighter versions one using LXDE. and the other using Xfce.

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I have XP machine, which Im accessing Remotly, Im able to Record In my current machine. But when I try recording in remote machine the Recording Option itself is Desabled. Will I be able to record Remotly or Do I need to Enable same thing in remote Machine to save or Enable recording Option. Pls Suggest a Solution.

Answer:Not able to Record in Remote Machine

Record what? What software are you using? Is your remote connection by Windows Remote Desktop? i.e. more information is needed to give a helpful response.

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I cant seem to be able to remote desktop to an XP SP3 machine from my Windows 7 pro desktop. My colleague who has an XP desktop can remote desktop fine to the other XP SP3 machine.

I can also remote desktop from the XP SP3 back to my Windows 7 fine but not the other way round.

Can anyone help on this please?

Thank you

Answer:Remote Desktop from Win 7 to XP machine

hello and welcome,
did you already disable the firewall both of the OS?

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Helloo I'm having a problem with connecting my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows XP Pro machine. I have my router at home (where the XP machine is) port forwarded for Remote Desktop, I set up the XP machine completely for connecting to by allowing exceptions for the Remote Desktop.

When on my Win 7 machine I type in the IP address and port and it gets me to the log in screen where it gives me the username (Matt) and I enter my credentials (password). After entering it and clicking OK it brings me back to the log in screen. Over and Over. Does anyone have an idea of what I may have done wrong? I can post a link of the site I used to set it up.


Answer:Remote Desktop Win 7 to XP machine

Do you have RDP access turned on for user Matt? If not you will not be able to use RDP.

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I am on a Windows XP Pro machine, service pack 2 or better.

Some while back, I tried to set up an internet gateway over the LAN through another machine. I'm pretty sure I used the Create New Connection wizard from the Network Connections (My Network Places) window.

This machine at that time did not have a functioning modem on it, and the other machine did. The other machine, however, was (still is, actually) connected to the LAN via a wi-fi card. Anyway, I could not get the internet connection to work, which is to say, I could go online on the other machine, but I could not share the internet connection with this machine. Later on I got a working modem for this machine, and now I've got high-speed internet, so the problem has long since been rendered moot.

The problem at hand, though, is that in the Network Connections window, where the old "Dial Up" and "LAN or High-Speed Internet" connection icons are shown, I have an icon that keeps popping in and out between these two.

For maybe two seconds at a time, I see a heading come up "Internet Gateway" and underneath it appears an icon saying "Internet Connection on VAIO". It disappears as soon as it appears, and then maybe 25 seconds later it pops back up for a second again. Well, sometimes it stays on the screen for 8 seconds.

I want to delete it, remove it entirely, but when I right-click on it, I find the Delete option is greyed out.

I know there is supposed to be some al... Read more

Answer:bogus Internet Gateway to a local machine

It appears that there is a Sony computer with a wireless card that your wireless card is detecting. Perhaps you could tell us more about the machines, like make/model, what version/patch level of windows, and what networking equipment you have.

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Hello all,

I have a standalone web server that uses local accounts for the users to authenticate against in its Windows Services enviroment.

I need to migrate the services to new hardware, but I would like to avoid having to reset all the users password.

Is there any way I can export the user accounts with their password to the new machine?

I know there might be some SID issues, but Im willing to change the SID of the new machine to match the old one if that is needed.

Thanks a ton.

Answer:Migrating local user account to a new machine, how?

files and settings transfer wizard?

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This has me completely baffled, I've never had a problem like this before and I've been at this game for a while. If anyone has any ideas no matter how irrelevant they may seem please tell me.

I have 2 PC's, both running Windows 7 Enterprise x86.

The main PC has an internal drive and an external USB drive, both of which have shares a plenty. Until yesterday they worked fine.

If I type \\main-pc (from the main-pc) I can see all the shares but when i try and access them I get the message 'check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network'. The network diagnostic wizard doesn't find a problem.

If I type \\192.168.72 , which is the main-pc ip, into the run line, it cannot access the workgroup browse list and comes back with the same message about checking the spelling.

The second PC can access the main PC shares without any problem at all, including via Ip address.

When I ping the netbios name I am returned a valid IP.

Here's what I have done so far:

Reinstalled the network card, tried another network card.
Reinstalled client for ms networks and file and printer sharing.
Completely disabled IPV6 using the DisabledComponents reg fix.
Ran NETSH resets on winsock and ip stack.
Reerun the network wizard, renamed the workgroup, changed the PC name, fiddled with homegroup (enabling/disabling), removed security software, disabled the firewall, disabled firewall through policy, uninstalled all windows updates in the last week.

I've used th... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 workgroup not accessable from the local machine.

Here's a bit more info if someone wouldn't mind having a look.

I can see the shares via netbios name but not IP, and I can't map it for some reason.

Bear in mind this is not a networked pc any more, I took it off.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.25
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

C:\Users\Rusty>ping rusty

Pinging Rusty [] with 32 bytes of dat
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=12
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=12

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 2, Received = 2, Lost = 0 (0%
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
C:\Users\Rusty>net view \\rusty
Shared resources at \\rusty

Share name Type Used as Comment

D Disk
External Disk
Games Disk
HP Deskjet D2400 series Print HP Deskj
Movies Disk
Pictures Disk
Tunez Disk
TV Shows Disk
Users Disk
The command completed successfully.
C:\Users\Rusty>net use z:rusty\D
System error 67 has occurred.

The network name cannot be found.
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Okay, so I finished moving all of our servers from Hyper-V to VMware last week or so. I now have our old Hyper-V server wiped and running VMware ESX 3i 3.5. I want to move the VMs from the temp ESX server to our ESX server using VEEAM but in order to do that I need to be able to SSH into the silly things. This is where it gets fun. I CANNOT get the stupid CLI to come up on the host servers. I hit ALT+F2 to login and I login. I hit ALT+F1 to go to the CLI. I am presented with what appears to be a CLI interface but I have no flashing cursor and mashing keys on the keyboard doesn't do much. I have tried using VI to setup another user account and see if I could SSH into the hosts using that but I can't. Seems all SSH connections are being actively refused. It's like there simply isn't any service console installed on the damned things.

Anyone have any insight or run into this before? If I had any hair left I would be pulling it out right now . . . ..

Answer:Cannot login to ESX 3i 3.5 Console on local machine, am I retarded?

Check below.

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Hi !

Windows 7 group policy

I've read a lot of post on this topic but haven't been able to find a clear answer to this question.

Is it possible to create different policies on a local machine and somehow assign these policies to the groups logging in on this machine ? Seems to me that changing the group ploicy affects all users.

The machine is not on a network. It is a computer for test purposes in the field not having a domain server to handle the group policies.

Kind regards

Answer:Group policy on local machine not on network

Quote: Originally Posted by kahr

Hi !

Windows 7 group policy

I've read a lot of post on this topic but haven't been able to find a clear answer to this question.

Is it possible to create different policies on a local machine and somehow assign these policies to the groups logging in on this machine ? Seems to me that changing the group ploicy affects all users.

The machine is not on a network. It is a computer for test purposes in the field not having a domain server to handle the group policies.

Kind regards

Gpedit does change group policies, and all users in that group are affected. I am a little confused as to what you want to do to the users.

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On old computer (using Windows 10) right clicking on xxx.aspx in 'Solution Explorer' and choosing 'View in Browser'  always worked.
Purchased new computer (with latest Windows 10).  Installed Visual Studio 2015. Installed latest IIS. Right clicking xxx.aspx produced 'missing file' error 'Could not find the file C:\Users\donbe\OneDrive\Documents\Visual Studio 2015\Web
Found file vbc.exe somewhere in Program Files (x86) and copied to above folder.  Now I get 'Compiler Error Message: The compiler failed with error code -532462766.

Tried putting Program Files location in system search path.  Tried coping many .dll files to above folder.  Always get same error.
Testing on local machine is very useful.  Can this still be done?

Don Berman

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I have a Win2000 network. I have installed an Officejet on a workstation. I have logged in as administrator and installed the software. All works well.

If I sign on as a normal user I cannot print unless I give the user rights as "domain admin". Obviously this is unexceptable.

It seems that somehow I must give this user "Administrative Rights" to the local machine. I've included her in the group "Administrator" but that doesn't work.

Any suggestions ?


Answer:Admin rights @ local machine on network

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I would like to know if there is a way to disconnect a 'disconnected' session on Windows 7 machine. this is not an RDP connection that someone made and disconnected this is a user that has logged in locally and then hit switch user.
I would like them to be logged off after 30mins after being in the disconnected state.
Thank you.

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I would to uninstall the ASP.NET Machine Account from the Local Account as it is causing me problems of deleting an anti-virus App. that I don't need or want as I already have an anti-virus App. that is already paid for. The question is would it be safe to uninstall it as on my old Windows XP there was no ASP.NET Machine Account in the Users Local Account. When I tried to delete or uninstall the App. I received the message that I needed the Administrators permission to delete. I am the Administrator so the ASP.NET Machine Account must be the other as it is password protected. I have a HP p6-2378 with Windows 8 64 bit.

View Solution.

Answer:I want uninstall the ASP.NET Machine Account from Local Acco...

I understand you want to remove the ASP .NET account.  


This account is needed for some system functions, so I don't know that removing it would be the best option.  User account in Vista and up work a little differently than they did in XP.  To help control malware, the top level administrator account is disabled by default with a second level, with less privileges, gets the Administrator label for users to use.  Some programs, especially older programs, depend on this top level admin account that is disabled.


What is anti-virus are you trying to uninstall?  There may be a removal tool that is necessary to properly remove the program.


I would recommend trying to uninstall the app through the system admin account and then disabling the admin account once you are done.  This guide details how to enable and disable this account.  You could try launching the uninstaller with admin rights (right-click>run as administrator). 


Let me know what happens.

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Hi there,

Let me explain my situation. I have a PC on a crowded network that cannot handle much more bandwidth usage.

I am now going to have a tons of transferring to do offsite so I added a second internet line just to deal with the influx of file transfers.

I tried a dual WAN setup on my router and the performance was not improved (if it was nobody noticed it) so I said forget that idea, I only need to do these massive transfers from 1 PC so I will just add a second NIC to the machine so that the 1st NIC can maintain local network functionality and the 2nd NIC will be just for internet traffic (sending files up/down to offsite location)

Essentially I just need NIC1 for handling local network, connecting to exchange etc. and NIC2 to handle files transfes to offsite location through seconday internet line.

So now I have a desktop PC with two NICs. One of them built into the board, the other a pci add on nic. they are both 10/100

On nic1, there is a connection to my network 200.200.1.X which is the internal network for Exchange, local files transfers etc. This is the network i have always had connected and I have no problem connecting to my exchange server etc. (my server is providing dns/dhcp/wins/AD/MSE for the entire network)

so I installed a secondary NIC and a secondary network line to the NIC2 on the machine.

I set it up with an IP, a SN, a gateway and a DNS

I removed the gateway from the 1st NIC.

When I did this I am now on 2 networks

IP1 (for ... Read more

Answer:Connect to Local Exchange on machine with 2 NICs

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Greetings all-

As all of you know by now SP2 makes your computer 'safer' from the outside world.

Well it also doesn't allow some of our bussiness apps to run correctly. We currently utilize Primavera's Expedition 9.1 (totally web based). We are running into problems with the use of ActiveX within Expedition. The program requires ActiveX to print and as we all know by now, SP2 basically disables AcitveX.

I was wondering if you all had any work arounds to getting ActiveX running within our browsers again that does not include shutting down the LMLZ. Perhaps excluding our Expedition site? One thing of note, the Expedition site is part of our local intranet.

Any suggestions or help you all can bring is most appreciative.

Answer:Want to disable SP2 Local Machine Lockdown Zone

Have you tried allowing it in via the IE Information Bar?

This MS Note may also help.

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Dear all.

Well I have 15 computer network without domain. all the computers are in workgroup enviroment,
but in one machine when I open gpedit.msc I am getting following error,
" Failed to open the Group Policy object on this computer. you may not have appropriate rights"

I am also logging on as local administrator but still I am getting error.
There is no domain and there is no any other policy defined.

Pl help on this matter.

Jogen joshi

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Hi all,

Please your help urgently.

I am currently having difficulties trying to write to a shared drive on an intranet network in windows vista using javascript FileSystemObject.

the code is as follows:

<script language='JavaScript'>
function WriteToFile() {
try {
var fs,s;
fso = new ActiveXObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject");
s = fso.CreateTextFile("\\*****\Nosike\\Logfileee.txt " ,8,true);
s.writeline( + "|" + + "|" + + "|" +;
var strErr = 'Error:';
strErr += '\nNumber:' + err.number;
strErr += '\nDescription:' + err.description;

<form action="test.hta" method="post" name="data">
Name: <input type = "text" name="name"><br>
Email: <input type="text" name="email"><br>
Location: <input type = "text" name="location"><br>
Comments: <textarea name="comments"> </textarea><br>
<input type=button value="Submit Data" OnClick="WriteToFile(this.form)">

Looking forward to your help.


Answer:Writing to a shared folder from local machine

I would try here

or here

Public Folder Sharing - Turn On or Off

Tutorial thanks to Brink

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+, x86 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 217016 MB;
Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD, MS-7312, 1.0,
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I was running "License Crawler" & saw an entry in 'hkey-local-machine' that remained after uninstalling Kaspersky Lab's expired Internet Security Suite.

Is it safe to delete such entries ( register backup made first of course)?

Answer:hkey-local-machine entry removal

If you've uninstalled Kaspersky Internet Security Suite and have restarted the computer and don't have ANYTHING else installed that's Kaspersky-related, do the following:

1. Go to the C:\Program Files folder.

If the Kaspersky folder still exists, delete it.

2. Do a search for Kaspersky.

Select and delete all files that are associated with it.

3. Restart the computer.


Doing this is a lot safer than poking around in the registry and accidentally deleting crucial registry keys.


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Please really need a helpMy laptop brightness can't be set without any reason, then I checked a battery icon at the botom left corner which usually there is a brightness level that i can changed. I was shocked when I knew that its at level 0 but my laptop was at full of brightness.I try all the way to fix it, I mean it, all the way. But there is nothing help at all.The next thing I want to try is to set the KMD Brightness at HKEY Local Machine at regedit system. But after I find the folder 0000, there is no KMD Brightness. Please I need a help as soon as possible because I need to work on my script for my bachelor degree. Million thanks guys and HP

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how can you set a group policy to only effect a certain user in vista when using the local group policy? when i change a policy it also effects the Admin

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I have spend the last 10 stupid days, all of which were stupid, trying to analyze what happened.
I thought it was a corrupted windows file. As it turns out, and I have examined my boot log file which I created, this file is a new virus, hxxp://
which was detected by Mcafee on 5/20/09. I have just updated my .dat file for my virus scan and I'm now scanning, again..... all 370,000 files on my seagate hard drive. This first time I ran the scan, there were about 24 files which were quaranteened. I'm not sure where they are placed.

My machine will not boot. Here is the boot log from ntbtlog.txt:

Service Pack 210 30 2005 12:13:01.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver PCI.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver PCIIde.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver Ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver dmload.sys
Loaded driver dmio.sys
Loaded driver Fdc.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver cercsr6.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
Loaded driver disk.sys
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Answer:Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

1. What version of Windows are you using?
2. What anti virus are you using? I see you mention McAfee but only in that they detected it (unless you're saying that YOUR McAfee scanner found it).
3. Have you tried booting into safe mode?
4. If its a virus, you know you were infected. Is there a way for you to scan that drive for spyware? (either hook it up in another computer, hook it up as an external drive to another computer, or create a boot disk with spyware scanning on it such as UBCD)

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I want to move files from a Windows 2000 machine to an XP machine, this is what I have so far:In the batch file:@echo offclsc:cd \MailSpamftp -i -n -s:C:\batch\getspamftp.txt:EndIn the text file:open X.X.X.Xuser administrator xxxxxxxD:cd Mail\spool\spammget *.smdmdel *.smdquit

Answer:write a batch file to move files from a windows 2000 machine to an XP machine

Have you considered using the Files and settings transfer wizard ? ?

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We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

Answer:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra

We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically and They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe to is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine


Disable UAC (User Account Control) and check out if the pages display ok.

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Last night I just got my brand new Athlon XP 1500. Anway It's running WindowsXP. I have been trying all morning to connect it to my old laptop (running Windows 98) using Direct Cable Connection. The AthlonXP is the Host and the Laptop is the Guest. I can get both computers connected fine, BUT when I try to get the Laptop to view the AthlonXPs files it asks me for the name of the AthlonXP as well as a password. I type in the name of the PC (there is no password). I try clicking ok, but it tells me the passoword is incorrect. There is no passwords setup on the AthlonXP at all! Please help. Thanks.

Answer:Connecting a WindowsXP machine to a Windows98 machine via Direct Cable Connection

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically and They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe too is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Please see the responses to your thread in TSF Vista Support.

Please do not create duplicate threads in the future. Thank you.

This thread closed.



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i accidently pressed delete ( not shift+delete)  on a file in a shared network folder..i then logged on ( remote desktop-ed) to the machine ( which has the shared folder) , with my user account/pwd ( i.e. not administrator )... and i don't see the file in desktop->recycle binNote: I have 'Display Delete Confirmation Dialog'( aka DDCD ) option unchecked on my local machine (i.e it doesn't ask for confirmation when i press Delete)1. Local machine C:\names.txtA. DDCD checked         Del ->Confirmation -> puts file in Recycle bin.Shift+del ->Confirmation -> deletes file permanentlyB. DDCD unchecked         Del -> puts file in Recycle bin.Shift+del -> deletes file permanently2. Shared folder \\shared\c$\names.txtA. DDCD checked         Del ->Confirmation -> Deletes File Permanently !!!Shift+del ->Confirmation -> deletes file permanently-- DDCD unchecked         Del -> deletes file permanently !!!!!!!!!!!Shift+del -> deletes file permanentlyplease tell me this is not so  p.s: i see some green (recycle-bin-icon) files in remoteMachine\C:\Recycler - when i right click-> properties.. it says '2 files & 1 folder' etc.. how to restore these files ?thanks

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I suspect that an admin user is accessing my Work Computer by \\Hostname\C$ and checking my documents. Is there a way I can track this down?

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About a week ago I went on a trip out of town and left a box running a game server through Hamachi at home. I have done this countless times and never had a problem. TeamViewer is loaded on the box and has always connected and ran just fine remotely. However, on this specific trip, TeamViewer simply gives up on trying to connect. The iPhone version brings up an error stating 'Protocol negotiation failed.' The game server application no longer responds either. Also, both the remote and the local machine I am on right now are connected through Hamachi on a VPN. The interesting thing is the remote computer responds to ping, allows me to bring up shared folders in Explorer, and is listed as running in the Hamachi client. What it does not allow me to do is control it remotely in any way. This system needs a restart badly and I have run out of ideas on how to remotely access it. Seeing that I am a couple of hundred miles away, I cannot drive over and restart it in person so easy. Here are some further details:

Remote System:
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
TeamViewer: Logged in and setup for unattended access - Shows up on my list with a yellow dot.
Hamachi: Connected with direct tunnel
Firewall: Comodo Firewall (older version) - Every program I've mentioned has been allowed through with no issue.

Local System:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
TeamViewer: Logged in and setup for unattended access
Hamachi: Connected with direct tunnel
Firewall: Windows Firewall
Things I have tried which h... Read more

Answer:Need to restart remote machine, TeamViewer down, only on a VPN now

Well I drove back home earlier than expected and fixed the remote computer in person. Turns out the system had run out of memory after being on so long and TeamViewer simply had no resources to initiate, or everything was just timing out from the system taking so long with any request. I'll be picking up more RAM after the 4th. I suppose no one had any answers on how else I could restart the system remotely, but I'll be marking this thread as solved.

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Hi All,
I was wondering whether it is possible to check if a particular username exists on a remote machine given the machine's IP address.

(something like : Net user dude100 //

Shafeeq M.

Answer:checking user name on a remote machine ???

cooldude3K said:

Hi All,
I was wondering whether it is possible to check if a particular username exists on a remote machine given the machine's IP address.

(something like : Net user dude100 //

Shafeeq M.Click to expand...

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I have a Windows 7 machine that I'm trying to setup to allow Remote Desktop connections so that I can access my machine when I'm away from home. I used this method in the past with other machines and always enjoyed the convenience of working at my home PC when away on vacation, etc.

After setting it up, I can access the machine using Remote Desktop Connection from within the local LAN network using the computer name. However, I cannot access it using my external IP address which should be the router which should forward it to my personal computer. The error I get says "Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled, 2) The remote computer is turned off, 3) The remote computer is not available on the network."

Here is everything I've done so far:

I've enabled Remote Assistance connections via the System Properties and Allowed connects from any version of Remote Desktop

The Remote Desktop services (3 of them I think) are all enabled and started.

I've checked and Windows Firewall is allowing port 3389 through

I have an Asus RT-N66R router which I've added a Port Forwarding rule to forward that port to the LocalIP of my personal machine.

Answer:Can't get Remote Desktop working on my machine - help

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums.

I understand i am not answering your question directly with this reply but have you considered using TeamViewer to do this task?
Download Here - TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings

It is free for personal use and i've never come across an issue using this method of a remote connection from outside my home in all the years i have used it (within my home i use remote desktop).

Is there a reason for needing Remote Desktop?


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Anyway to remotely access an osx machine from a windows xp machine over a network?

Answer:Remote access mac from windows machine?


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I have 2 win 10 pro and considering this setup:

Desktop with hyper-v to tun virtual machine
laptop with hyper-v management

what i can now achieve is connect to the desktop with RDP then launch
hyper-v management in the desktop; using the laptop hyper-v management
would be more convenient but i cannot connect to the desktop hyper-v
from the laptop (i.e. i cannot browse the VM list, start/stop etc.)

is it possible to connect to remote hyper-v service using hyper-v management only with win 10 pro?
it seems to me that it can only be done with a server infrastructure


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Problem: As a member of the security team, I am not a member of the IT team. Therefore do not have access to physical lists of a given machine.

The easy solutions are-1. Ask IT for the list of machine names, 2. Ask someone physically at the location to look for the users cubical and tell me the machine name (located on the ID tag)

Issue: Examine the contents of a workstation somewhere on our intranet.
Known Data: Username, server, server profile, physical address (big deal), personal storage on the LAN. Every workstation on the intranet has a unique identifier assigned by IT and placed on label on the physical case. Connecting remotely is permissible for my position.

Question. Is there a way to look on the local server (remotely) and determine the IP or machine name from a profile stored on the server or any other identifying characteristics to help me map to this workstation.

The problem with my "easy solutions" are that IT is NOT security, asking anyone opens the door to multiple questions that cannot be answered during an active investigation, and the separation of management (which I am classified as) and the workers prohibits them from assisting. Last resort, if there is no way to virtually accomplish this, is to contact the manager of the office to physically look at the workstation.

Thanks for your help,

Answer:Solved: Need to find remote machine name

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My goal is to restore a remote desktop to the local console so that the user doesn't have to re-enter their password and log back in. While connected remotely to a Windows 7 machine via RDP, I run the following command in a batch file:
tscon %sessionname% /dest:console
This works fine if I connect via RDP with an account in the Administrators group. The problem is when I RDP to the remote machine with an account that's not in the Administrators group, I get the following error:
**Could not connect sessionID 1 to sessionname console, Error code 5
Error [5]:Access is denied.**
The batch file needs to be run as an Administrator for it to work. I don't have the Administrator account password, but I do have credentials for an account that is in the Administrators group on the machine. I've tried a few different things to run the batch file as an Administrator, but I can't get it to work right.
So my question is how can I get the tscon.exe command to work on this remote machine as a non-Admin?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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I am here at the office attempting to use remote desktop to connect into my Vista Ultimate SP1 laptop.

I get connected and logon, get the desktop and everything drawn on screen, the it totally freezes.

After a minute or so I get the dialog box showing that I have been disconnected and it will attempt to reconnect.

Attempting to logon at the console of that laptop now, I put in my password, it says Welcome, then a message comes up stating , "This network connection does not exist."

If I click on OK and attempt to logon again, it gives me the same message.

If I wait about 5 minutes, I am able to logon again.

In the event log I am seeing from source TermDD an event 56 stating, "The Terminal Server security layer detected an error in the protocol stream and has disconnected the client."

Is this because I am using SP2 on the XP machine instead of SP3 ?

I've seen similar issues but only on occasion when connecting from the same XP box to my home desktop running Ultimate SP1. Every attempt I may to get into this laptop results in the same thing.

Any thoughts on this? I'd appreciate any input!


Answer:Remote Desktop to Vista machine from XP SP2

I guess nobody else has seen this?

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Hi All,
I was wondering whether it is possible to check if a particular username exists on a remote machine given the machine's IP address.

(something like : Net user dude100 //

Shafeeq M.

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I have two windows 7 pro machines and 2 xp pro machines. Every once in a while I need to remote into the 2008 server at work. I can do that perfectly fine when I am using my XP machines. With my Windows 7 machines, I can remote into any workstation at work but it will not allow me to remote into the 2008 server. It asks me to enter my credentials (I try typing in the admin username and password but it doesn't work). It doesn't bring me to the usual full screen where I need to put the username and password to join the domain, a different box pops up asking me for credentials. From what I read, I can log onto 2008 server with Win 7. What am I doing wrong???

Answer:Remote into a 2008 server from a Win 7 machine

Are you using the Remote Desktop Tool located in Start > All Programs > Accessories?

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Ok so, I am working and was asked to make sure all the servers times updated. I cannot get into some of the serves as they are locked. Is there anyways I can just run a simple command instead of looking up all of the usernames and passwords for the servers.

Preferably something to run in a bat

Something like-
Ex: time /t (serverone)

Answer:How to find the machine time on a remote pc.

well a few things you should clarify:

1. What OS do the servers run?
2. You mention the servers are mean physically or as you do not have user-rights on them?
3. You mention looking up username/passwords for them. What kind of a user management do you use? AD or something else? - I'm asking this so I'll figure out what is the best way to handle authentication duties for the script.

Anyway here is a simple powershell script (assuming you run win servers)

$a = gwmi Win32_LocalTime -computer;
just replace the localhost with whatever server name/ip you need

it is just a basic script and will output the time as: hour:minutes - can be customized of course
it will use your current authentication - this can also be changed
another simple modification can pull all the servers from a list and go through all of them

so let us know in more details what you need

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I have run into an issue where psexec is not working on one of my remote clients. However, it is working on other remote clients. When I execute the psexec \\computername it returns with the error (Error communicating with PsExec service on the remote computer:
no process is on the other end of the pipe). I then am able to perform a pslist on the remote computer and I do see the PSEXESVC process, then I can run a pskill and end that process which I have seen by other people that this works and then they can execute
a psexec with no issue, this does not work for me still. I have also tried deleting the service on the remote computer using sc.exe \\computername delete PSEXESVC which completes successfully. I then run a psexec again and the service creates and starts but
the same error occurred. I can also confirm that the PSEXESVC application is running in the %WINDIR% directory on the remote machine. Has anyone else experienced this issue has is there a resolution to this issue. 

Thank you,


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I am trying to RD into a machine that I can ping. RD fails with the generic "this computer can't connect to the remote computer" message. I checked and the remote machine does have the "allow other to connect to this machine via RD" checkbox checked. Furthermore I was able to RD to it about a month ago. Not sure what has changed since then. Where should I look? Thanks.

Answer:cannot connect to machine via remote desktop

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I get this from Sygate Personal Firewall several times a day:
The IP address is my ISP's secondary name server, but the port is different each time. I always chose no, but I'm curious as to what they're doing. I checked the box to remember my answer, and it screwed up some stuff, so I have to keep answering no every time.

Answer:svchost.exe is being contacted from a remote machine...

do you have kazaa lite ressurection installed?

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As someone who is working towards a bachelors degree in computer networking, I have a half decent understanding (or so I thought) of how the internet works. But today... today my mind was blown. I knowingly downloaded something for a game that was a bit sketchy, fully aware that there was a 90% chance a keylogger came packaged with it, didn't concern me that much. I tend to be a bit reckless with my machine because just about every virus I've ever come across I can take care of with relative ease (and heck virus removal offers a weird thrill). Throw in a Hiren's boot CD, run trusty old MBAM, TDSS killer etc. and smash malware with an iron fist. Not to mention I tend to re install my OS every two months because I make such a mess of my file system I figure its best I start anew, and continue to dump everything to desktop.
So here's the story of what happened today, I'm playing my game and having a blast when all of a sudden it closes. I figure "Hey, the game just crashed that's pretty lame". Upon attempt to run the game again and log in I was confronted with a "Password is incorrect" message, at this point I knew what was going on, got keylogged and someone was in the process of trying to cause havoc with the account. I giggled a bit, then proceeded to go to the website and push a password reset request through my email, since the email had a different password I wasn't too concerned. Upon logging into my email to confirm the password reset... Read more

Answer:Someone gained remote access to my machine

Haha you sound like me, but I haven't seen active on-screen activity for for almost 2 months now!
So I really shouldn't give you advice haha!
Some simple exploit protection that I know of is EMET and Secunia PSI, if that fails, I usually just end up using a boot CD lol

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I was wondering what programs people use and how they manage to remote desktop from a windows computer to a linux computer. I tried using realVNC but I can only connect to a new desktop (localhost:1) instead of the actual desktop (localhost:0) one would see as if they were sitting right infront of it.

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I dont think there is away for this, but can you connect to another machine that can still be used, but under a different setting on Windows XP Pro, like you can with Windows Servers?

Answer:Connect to another machine using remote desktop

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This has been going on for some time I dont know if its research or a game for advanced entities or likely I checked yes to but was vaguely reading the terms because extremely malicious things haven't happened but its been way too long of a volunteer effort on my part and I'm sick of constantly resetting or having sound embedded or flat stop working along with all sound icons in several of all the places. and cams and mic coming on my cell phone taking hundreds of screen shots and a very impressive variety of  synchronized things that Im either completely mad or its really great skillsI am sure I have not been a challenge for them and I feel they easily controlled Norton. I'm so shameless I wish I could ask them 100 questions and have them show me how I mean as long as evidently have put so much time.I hate to think I am actually here for a Psychiatric validation because I used to not care if I was crazy just hoped I was crazy enuff! But settings change, text gets rearranged, sound changes or my heartbeat-yes this is wild gets broadcast and plays out of an antique Grundage shortwave radio no its not a tube Grundage has an unusual radio setup. radio  I would love to take all the credit for the calamity as I do cause most of myown  messes am calamity capable when things in my electrical proximity are  difficult to controll I could admit Ive only mastered but the electric toothbrush and a few other things just not the phone the o... Read more

Answer:Remote control of my machine and many other hatricks

ESET Online ScannerClick here to download the installer for ESET Online Scanner and save it to your Desktop.Disable all your antivirus and antimalware software - see how to do that here.Right click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe and select Run as Administrator.Place a checkmark in YES, I accept the Terms of Use, then click Start. Wait for ESET Online Scanner to load its components.Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.Click Advanced Settings, then place a checkmark in the following:Remove found threatsScan archivesScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyClick Start to begin scanning.ESET Online Scanner will start downloading signatures and scan. Please be patient, as this scan can take quite some time.When the scan is done, click List threats (only available if ESET Online Scanner found something).Click Export, then save the file to your desktop.Click Back, then Finish to exit ESET Online Scanner.

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I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?

Answer:1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

donkor said:

I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?Click to expand...

Well, it depends on which OS you have. If it's Vista or XP, then you may want to change the graphics settings so they're lower, because they consume memory.

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P) this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?


Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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I don't get it, all was great. This morning I was copying and pasting a movie file from folder to folder and instead of 50 seconds I get 9 minutes. Plus while it's in the paste mode the machine slows up and task manager isn't responding

Answer:Solved: machine was fine but copying and pasting freezes the machine

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I need to start "certmgr.msc" from "cmd.exe" on "localMachine" repository so that I can import\export certificates. I have tried the following commands but the "certmgr.msc" keeps opening on "currentUser".

certmgr.msc -s -r localMachine root
mmc.exe certmgr.msc -s -r localMachine root
certmgr.msc -v -s -r localMachine my

I saw the manual page, but I was wondering if I can open it in local machine mode without adding or deleting... etc

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I need to share files between a hyper v host and a local guest os. Any ideas?

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I really do not know where this post would fit best, since the developer states it maybe a local machine settings issue I am posting in this section first. If anyone thinks it fits in another section better let me know and I will post this over there.

I was running Nvidia drivers 270.61 drivers for my GTX 480 with no issues at all. My most demanding graphic program I run by far is FSX, on Saturday I upgraded to the Nvidia 301.42 drivers. On the new drivers FSX runs great, in my standard test flight I run from KJFK to KEWR I see a 5 FPS improvement and this is saying a lot since around NYC I have a lot of heavy hitting FPS addons. All of my heavy duty payware aircraft (Aerosoft F16, PMDG MD11, CS MD80, VRS FA18E) run without a problem except one.

After updating the drivers my ES v2.0 CX750 gets graphic corruption in the VC. Below are two screenshots, the top is with the corruption and the bottom is without. The plane loads fine, the corruption shows up only after I toogle through all the views from the VC and when I get back to the VC I have this corruption. The corruption can take up to 20 minutes into a flight before it shows up. It usually shows up when I am taxiing to a runway for takeoff. Before I get the corruption I can toggle through the views 5 times or more, sometimes only two or three. I fly in windowed mode all the time, once I get the corruption I can toggle from windowed mode to full screen and the corruption is gone, I can then toggle back to windowed mode a... Read more

Answer:Looking for ideas to try, graphic corruption, local machine issue?

First, make sure you uninstalled and re-installed the graphics drivers properly. Ultimate Nvidia Driver Guide for Uninstalling and Installing driversets

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Hey guys....

Got a user who's account will not pick up local admin rights to his machine. I add them in using computer mgmt, log off and on...reboot etc and the account still has not picked up the local admins..?

Really not sure whats causing this!

Any help would be great


Answer:LAN account not picking up local admin rights on machine

Step1. Chech Workgroup name they should be identical.
Step2. First 3 numbers of ur ip address should be similar
eg. if ur ip is ur friends must be 192.168.100.*

This must work

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Last weekend I upgraded my company net from 100mg to 1 gig (new firewall/router; all new cabling). Small net: 4 machines/peer-to-peer. All machines are Win7 64 bit. We use my machine as a sort of server (not domain) for the accounting software (Quickbooks) as well as document files (all vendor invoices).

Let me make some defs so you can follow:

Workstation 1: my machine: hosts the accounting data base as well as all the scanned documents.
Workstation 2: one of the interior designers
Workstation 3: another one of the inter designers
workstation 4: retail store check out.

Routine plan: workstation 1 stays on all the time. Others shut off at end of day. In the morning, workstation 2 usually cranks up before others arrive.

Since upgrading the net, if we fail to launch workstation 4 AND connect it to the accounting database on workstation 1, workstation 3 takes on the identity of workstation 1 but doesn't host the accounting database causing workstation 4 to be unable to connect to the accounting database. (When you go to the network and click on workstation 1 you actually see the icons for workstation 2).

If I shut workstation 2 down (cold) then workstation 4 readily connects to the database on workstation 1. Once re-booted, workstation 2 happily goes about its duties.


Answer:Weird computer identity theft by local machine

Hi Masterscuba, welcome to sevenforums. Try setting up fixed ip settings in both your router(which probably has DHCP set) and the other machines. This could be caused by the DHCP server trying to "issue" ip addresses taht are already fixed in 1 machine(probably number 4)

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I cannot update it gives me error 1402 & says hkey local machine software familysafety is missing I have also lost my anti virus AVG & get the same message when I try to redownload it

Answer:hkey local machine software family safety

sounds like you might have hosed a registry key somehow. Try doing a system restore.

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I have only a basic understanding of networking and I am trying to rectify this by setting up a small network at home to play with. I have created a VM using VMware Player and installed a Red Hat image. Using putty, installed on my local Windows 7 OS, I am able to SSH to this VM. However, I am unable to putty to the Windows machine, instead getting a "Network error: Software caused connection abort" error. I saw a thread suggesting I set "Seconds between keepalives" to 5 seconds (default was 0 - i.e. off), but this had no effect.

Any thoughts on what I am missing? Probably something simple as I so new to this.
Please let me know if you need more information.


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Folks - At my new job we are running about 16 PC's on a network and app.'s like outlook and some specific chapter 13 software..My question is.......if I sit down to a PC login as admin and start MS updates, then cannot make it make to the PC to complete them, can the user of that PC just login as them with their password and continue working normally, or can't they just cold reboot the PC then login and every thing's fine??? It is my understanding that if they return to their PC and see that an admin was logged in, they just needed to change it to their user name and password and everything's fine...?? YES or NO ???


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The last couple of days most of our domain PCs have been acting strangely.  If they were logged out, when you went to login, instead of the domain name being at the bottom, it was the local machine name.  You could still login using 'domain\username'. 
A reboot has been fixing this issue.
All the affected machines have also had this in their event logs
The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not obtain the name of a domain controller. This could be caused by a name resolution failure. Verify your Domain Name System (DNS) is configured and working correctly.
They can ping the DNS server (primary DC server)
There were no updates that were run over the weekend so we are not what has changed.
Thank you.

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