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USB over IP hardware server, software client?

Question: USB over IP hardware server, software client?

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

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

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

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

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Answer: USB over IP hardware server, software client?

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

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Hey Everyone,I need some serious help, I have to write a paper for my computer literacy class and I'm not really understanding what she is looking for, I'm going to type out the assignment and any information anyone can give me that will help would be greatly appreciated!I must...Identify the hardware and software components involved in the use of the internet (include components on client and servers)How do these components provide access to information and interact or communicate with each other?Identify the network type and components that are activated when using the internet.HOw does the hardware and software configuration of the client matchine affect (or not affect) its ability to access the World Wide WEb?Identify the differneces between the internet and the world wide web?So much information and I just feel overwhelmed any help would be great thanks!!!!

Answer:Help with paper client/server hardware/software... request will most likely be ignored by others considering the fact we're here to aid people with computer problems and not with homework.

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Hey Everyone,I need some serious help, I have to write a paper for my computer literacy class and I'm not really understanding what she is looking for, I'm going to type out the assignment and any information anyone can give me that will help would be greatly appreciated!I must...Identify the hardware and software components involved in the use of the internet (include components on client and servers)How do these components provide access to information and interact or communicate with each other?Identify the network type and components that are activated when using the internet.HOw does the hardware and software configuration of the client matchine affect (or not affect) its ability to access the World Wide WEb?Identify the differneces between the internet and the world wide web?So much information and I just feel overwhelmed any help would be great thanks!!!!

Answer:Help with paper client/server hardware/software...

Please do your own work

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hi! we have a project right now and we're supposed to configure hardware requirements for a fictitious company. i'm really not good at hardware so it would be really great if someone cud help! i'm not sure if i'll be able to put enough information here so anyone could understand..just reply if there's any important information that i missed... the "company" is supposed to be an international sports broadcasting company that would like to build a new library system for their stats and videos. we're supposed to work around the present hw and sw that they have and produce an efficient ( cheap but excellent ) specifications..they already have:-100-user license for a database server(Oracle 9i RDBMS)-50 Pentium 3 pc's running at 933 MHz-existing open-system architecture consisting of pc's connected thru WAN via TCP/IP and SPX/IPX, UNix and Windows2003 boxes and Novell Netware file serversthe "company" prefer that the proposed hardware follow the following specifications...SERVER:RDBMS- specifically supports Oracle RDBMS 9i- supports othermajor RDBMS (i.e. Informix, Sybase, etc) for future upgradeOS- supports Unix OR Windows2003 OR Novell Netware 4.11 higherCLIENT:OS- supports WindowsXP OR any Linux flavor OR MAC OS higherAPPLICATIONS- can accomodate Adobe Premiere and Photoshop, and Oracle DeveloperMULTIMEDIA- suports audio and video playbackNETWORK- supports TCP/IP and SPX/IPX network protocolthanks to anyone who could help. I like learning this stuff but i'm a... Read more

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hi guys,

i have a netger fs3358 (not too sure of the model,would have to go look at it again)
firewall/vpn device...

i want to connect my laptop to the netgear box then be able to login to my domain on the server.
can i use any vpn software or would i have to pay for netgears vpn client (there is a charge,gives 30 day trial)

i would think i would get better performance this way than using microsofts built in vpn client server model...

Answer:can any software vpn client join any vpn hardware?

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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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What things should I be looking into and considering, to develop platform free Client-Server software.

I am considering the development of this software for redistribution to people who require communication technology, such as small businesses, groups, and independant game developers as well as indivuals looking to host their own chat rooms.

I will be writing the core of the software in C/C++ as its a good solid language which I know well, and is supported on both Windows, Linux and Mac. However I am not sure as to how I should approach such a project, considering I am only one person who will be working on this in the large amount of free time I have.

Any suggestions, help and info. would be greatly appreciated,


Answer:Client / Server Software Development

The closest you can get to true platform free is the web.

Sometimes what I do is talk to companies around town and I ask them "what is the hardest part of your job". They go into all of their background on that part of the job and then the questions spiral from there. After about an hour of shootin the poop I write down some ideas on paper and take some time to play with how I would write the software and what kind of helpful automation I can provide in the app.

The current facility I'm at still has rolodexes on their desk. I personally find that using paper to track anything is a waste. If you have paper that you put into a box and store it, then that information can be databased.

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What, in your opinion, and why, is the best FTP Server, and the best FTP client software, that is free?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Best [Free] FTP Server//Client Software?

War FTP Dameon

I love War FTP as a server. Haven't used their client. Its easy to configure, very customizable, uses .ini files instead of registry entries for easy backup. Supports virtual folders. Open Source. Free.

I just love it
WS FTP LE is my favorite FREE client. I don't love it though. I wish that once I started my downloads, that I could keep on browsing the FTP site for more stuff. Hope someone here knows a good free FTP client

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When I first started using an FTP server and teaching people to use one, six years ago, an FTP server and an FTP client were two entirely different animals, and there was no such thing as an installable program that would act as both an FTP client (lets you download from a server or upload to a server or move files from one server to another server) AND as an FTP server (lets other people upload files to you and lets other people download files from you).

Is that all still the case? Are there any FTP combos out there now? I've tried Google, but I keep just getting EITHER clients OR servers.

Answer:Combo server-client FTP software now available?

Well, generally not. Unless its with a filesharing program (eDonkey or somthing like that). Most people who want to use FTP sites (browse & download) dont want to run their own FTP server. Maybe someone should put a package together for someone who wants just that (for sharing files with a friend, on a LAN, etc.)

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Like between RealVNC,TightVNC,UltraVNC...etc.

Wich is the best for security and such? And best for dual monitors.

Answer:Wich VNC server/client software do you use?

Lugztaz said:

Like between RealVNC,TightVNC,UltraVNC...etc.

Wich is the best for security and such? And best for dual monitors.Click to expand...

ultravnc is the only one i have tried( with the encryption) and it works great.

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I work for a construction co. that has a server they want everyone to start using to store most of their files so everyone can stay updated with each other's stuff. I was wondering, is there a decent and reliable app out there for windows that allows you to sync the stuff you've been working on and just update those files with a click or two, instead of having to drag-and-drop, 'replace these files w/these' type of thing?

Answer:client<->server file sync software?

If your running windows XP you can redirect the my documents directory to the network and use the built in sync. program with XP to do this. No 3rd party apps needed.

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

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

plz help me thanks

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I have an ibook with os 9.2 and am looking for remotedesktop software like in xp, not to view the ibook, but to view other windows terminal servers from the ibook. I found this Terminal Services for ten for os 10.3 and above but don't have ten on the laptop. Any suggestions, and prefferiably free software.

Answer:Remote desktop/Terminal server client software

Let me be more clear, not vnc, remotedesktop/terminal services compitable, but thanks.

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Hi there
to any of you network Gurus -- I'm testing a (Virtual) version of Windows 2012 Server. What I'd like to do is to set up a VPN so I can access it from another computer (Windows 8.1) in the LAN (while testing) but using a VPN rather than RDP. A FREE VPN server and client is what I would like at this stage.

Eventually I would like to login from a mobile phone too - but later.

The VPN should just present a LOGIN screen to the user and then show a basic desktop with just say Office and IE installed on it.

I'm totally new to this sort of stuff - so SIMPLE to start with - I don't want to get into "Remote / Roaming" Domains or any other "Geeky stuff" at this stage -- just the simple basics - LOGON etc.

Any links greatfully appreciated -- there's so many to choose from so I don't know where to start. The network connectivity to the server works fine --at least with RDP so I don't have to worry at least about that bit of the system.


Answer:Create VPN and good Free VPN software (Server AND client)

First off, a vpn in just a virtual network connection, so it won't natively present you with a desktop or applications. It will get you remotely connected to the network, from there you will launch something else to connect to a desktop, either rdp, terminal services, etc.

Doing a VPN is natively built into sever 2012, so you won't need any software, free or otherwise to setup a.basic VPN.

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Hi guys!

Do you know of any server-client type of program/software (shareware/licensed) that allows users (intranet/internet) to view add, edit, delete files/folders? The server application must also accommodate dynamic IP while the client side must involve minimum configurations.

It would also be great if it includes a discussion interface - chat, boards, etc.

Thank you very much!

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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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I am waist deep in home automation...trek homes you know. So I've of course ripped all my CD's for multi-zone multi-amp multi-soundcard music.

Now the final entertainment piece would be to rip all my DVDs for two reasons: 1 to protect my original DVDs from getting scratched (kids) and 2 so with the touch of a finger on my wi-fi touchpad I can load a movie sit back and relax.

I do not want to go the mult-Dvd disc changer. As with the multi-CD changers I see this as a dinasoaur.

With that Said:

Hardware: What would be the best quality video card for movie playing, HDTV etc. Estimated minimum Drive Requirements? 250GIG?

Server Config: Dell Dual drive raid server. 1 gig of ram. AMD chip? Harddrive sizes? Will of course take server recomendations from this wealth of knowledge.

Recomendations on Projectors?

Answer:Hardware and Software Question - DVD Server


As far as the "server" specs go, since you are apparently going to buy a Pre-Manufactured unit, eg, Dell, and obviously you don't want to limit your pleasure by anything as trivial as MONEY....Just buy the biggest most badass unit they offer.

And if it is specified as Multi-media, it "should" lean in the direction you want. As for the HD capacity...since you are talking about ARCHIVING all of you CD's and DVD's to Hard Disk, 250GB should be sufficient...for your FIRST hard drive !!! Go on from there.

As for a friend of mine always says, "You never have to make excuses for buying the best." Pick up a magazine and check out the reviews.

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I want to launch a web site containing pictures and images, and using my own server to download and distribute the images, but this is a new field for me and would appreciate any help on software and hardware reqirements, i have been looking at windows 2003 sever but its a bit expensive, what are the alternatives, thanks in anticipation

Answer:help and advice for server hardware and software

I'd suggest that you forget completely about running your own server yourself, manually, and go for a managed server with a hosting company or a plain site hosted with a good web host.You don't learn server administration overnight and keeping the hardware and software configured and working 100% of the time, coupled with having to sort out DNS resolution and an IP address of your own so that people who type in your web site address actually get it loading up in their browsers is no small task.You also have other issues to consider. Not many ISP's will allow you to serve your own site using their service, for good reaon. You will more than likely have to invest in a substantial dedicated line to serve the site and if image transfer is going to be the mainstay of your site you will probably want to consider as fast a browadband line as you can get. Connect a number of browsers to your site at once, all requesting file downloads and what seems like a fast connection suddenly isn't.I used to be involved in network and systems admin but I certainly wouldn't dream of running my own web server when I can get excellent service from any one of a number of web hosting companies for either a single web account or for a managed server to run lots of sites on. A managed server is where your web host looks after the hardware and software (they manage it) and you get to use it to host websites on. They have the headaches while you use it for your webs. It's a fine arrangement and God bless... Read more

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Its warm here in FL -- If the AC dies on us during midnight, we could fry our servers.
Anyone have any experience with scheduling a windows shutdown in the event that, for example, the room gets to 90*F?
We use a temperature probe from Ravica that works to tell temp and humidity but we need to monitor our email to know when something is wrong.

Something that isn't $$$$ would be great!

Answer:Need Software/hardware that schedules shutdown if server/room overheats.

Quick and Dirty way:

1st setup a mail account just for temp notifications. Then write yourself a VB.NET app that checks that account. Have it setup so that if it sees an email in the box it A) downloads it and deletes it from the server and B) shutsdown the server.

For simplicity you can have it launch an external command shell and issue the sutdown command.

Here is simple command line code to schedule a shutdown:

at 01:00 shutdown /s /d u:6:12

This will schedule a shutdown at 1:00AM in the morning. It also specifies that it was an unexpected shutdown as a result of Power Failure: Environment

For more details check "shutdown /help"

*note: obviously you should make the vb program put in the correct time using the system time + like 5 minutes.

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Hey everyone--going to say thanks for even reading this (let alone for any suggestions) before I start.

I work from home with a buddy. It's a two story building with a "warehouse" out in a secured garage outside. The computers look like this:

Two main computers that we use in the office
One computer in the garage (w/ a wireless card, as running wires would be a pain)
One computer in the basement (w/ a wireless card, as running wires would be a pain)
Two laptops (not necessary, but we use in the house)

I'd like for all of these computers to be on a network that saves everything on a server (the computer garage could be the server if needbe, or we can have the server somewhere in the house). I'm upgrading all computers in the next month, so they should all have the necessary software for us (one new laptop and two new PCs).

I want to be able to log into any of these computers in either my name or my coworkers name (and be able to change anything on one, then log into the other and access the know, like a network should be)

I'd also like the computer in the garage to be wireless (we can have a laptop out there, that would be fine).

My questions:

What's the best server to set up (HP, Dell...going to use a newer server that uses SAS 2.5" drives, and we don't need much storage (I think a couple 73gb drives would be more than fine for now)

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Answer:Home Network Server Setup (please help--hardware/software questions!!)

Do you need email or anything like that or just file storage? It its just storage, I'd stick with a mid-grade Synology or QNAP NAS. Get a couple NSAS drives or enterprise SATA drives and call her good. I'd personally go Synology over QNAP. You can then backup to USB HDDs or an online service like Crashplan.

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

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

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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

Steps taken so far.

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

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

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

Any help or ideas would be most welcome.

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

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

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

Offline created files disappear after re-connect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have started searching around for the correct docs on how to do this but haven't had much luck finding one that addresses what I'm trying to do.

I have an existing Windows 2000 server and am going to replace it with a server running Windows 2003 Server R2.

I would like to know the best way of doing that. Most of the docs I have seem talk about it as though you're keeping the same server hardware in place. That's not what I'm trying to do.

So, you don't have to go through all the steps I need to do. If you could just point me to the correct doc and give some helpful hints I would appreciate it.


Answer:Help Needed To Migrate Windows 2000 Server To Server 2003 On New Hardware

Need to know what services you are running on the server to be able to help you further.

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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 think Microsoft should step up in the release cycle of upcoming Lumia phones as it is a tad behind in terms of hardware and software features.
Hardware picks: Fingerprint, hearth rate monitor, 2k screen and stylus.
Software features: More toggle options in action centre especially data connection toggle, an health app by swiping to the right from the home screen, app sorting in menu and multitasking window.

Answer:What should the upcoming Lumia phone look like in features both hardware in hardware and software?

No 2k.

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I have a client with a web server running Windows 2000 Professional. They also have a server on the network running NT 4. They have been told that there is a device that will route requests to the NT server if the 2000 server is down that costs about $100. I have not heard of such an animal, and if anybody can shed some light on this I'd really appreciate it. The device should somehow, I suppose, automatically detect that the machine at IP address A is not responding, and route the web request to IP address B. Anybody?

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This is the easiest to setup IPv6 to IPv4 tunnel client
I have found so far.
It connects your computer to their servers over IPv4
and uses their servers to provide you with IPv6 connectivity.
I just installed it,set it to connect anonomously and connected.
It changes the windows settings automatically.
It's free but requires signup.
It takes a few seconds for your connection to stabilize after the client is connected,
then is good to go.

You can test your IPv6 connectivity here...........

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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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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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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

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

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

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

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

Answer:VPN client and server

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

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

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

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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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Question: client-server

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

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Hi 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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what is a client and server

Answer:what is a client and a server

client and server difference

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

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

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

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

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

Or is there an easier way to do this?

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

Answer:VPN client listen on VPN server

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:TCP Voip Client/Server

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

What about uMurmur?

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

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

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

Answer:Client Server Architecture

Why does this sound like a homework question?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now the bad news:

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

What might I be missing? Help please

Answer:win2k server/client

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Should I move to server-client?

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

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

Answer:client/server setup

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

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Hello All,

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

Any comments are appreciated.

Answer:Client-Server Networking

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

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

Thanks in advance for any help I get.

Answer:Novel Client Server question

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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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Hi All

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

Thank you

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

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

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

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Hi guys, need some help once again.

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

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

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

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

Answer:Help with VPN server/client - personal use

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

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

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

Answer:client server semantics

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance.

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

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

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

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

Here you can find an example in C++:

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

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

Answer:Solved: Client/Server

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

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

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

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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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Hey there,

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Question: DHCP Client Server

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

Answer:DHCP Client Server

Tried system restore?

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client system are not updating through WSUS server, its goes directly to internet.
Please help us to resolve the issue 

Client system all are Windows 10 64 bits 
Wsus :- windows server 2008 R2 std

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

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

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

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I need to know about the procedure/software to test the speed of data transmission (i.e uploading & downloading of same size/format file) from my client PC to Server PC. The time taken by Client to ping the server and vice versa.
In our organization we have a server PC in Head office and have outstation clients. We have best internet services but still facing issue while pinging from client to server. in outstation we use IVPN to connect server.

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ok so im kind of new to networking and etc. Here is my problem im running a server on my pc it auto-detects lan ip and wont connect to wan ip for some reason i can't change lan ip or wan ip it auto-detects it, and if i use a VPN service ex: Hamachi/EasyVPN my server crashes assuming that it tries to use both ips as lan. I have been searching the internet for a way to make the server online so i ran into the option NAT allowing to map external ip (wan ip) to internal ip (lan ip) would this work for my server?

client >> WAN IP >> NAT Router >> LAN IP >> Server
normally a client only connects to the server using wan ip (im using a router)


Client >> WAN IP >> Router >> WAN IP >> Server
but the server wont accept incoming wan connections any ideas?

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DOS Client cannot connect to XP (Professional) SMB Server

Please forgive the length of this message, I am trying to be comprehensive.

Let me first describe all of the contenders involved in this little affair. I have one MS-DOS 6.22 client that I will call “DOSM”, one Windows XP (Professional) system that I will call “XPM”, and a laptop (also running XP Professional) that I will call “XPLT”. The three above computers are connected via a network hub (not a switch). The goal is to successfully connect DOSM to XPM via NetBIOS over NetBEUI.
The problem, obviously, is that they cannot currently connect. As I just mentioned DOSM is running DOS 6.22, and using NetBIOS over NetBEUI. I have the other two systems: XPM, and XPLT configured to support the NetBEUI protocol. I have created shares on XPM and XPLT, configured file system permissions, and configured share permissions for the DOSM user to connect. I am not using the XP’s “simple file sharing” scheme, but am requiring real user (and password) authentication.
Interestingly enough, DOSM CAN connect to XPLT without issue, but can not connect to XPM. First, I tried to eliminate all of the “standard” mishaps associated with such a problem. I started by checking the XP firewall settings, and I believe they are acceptable. I have tested this connection with the firewall disabled. I have checked both group policy system settings and the security template for both machines (XPM, XPLT) attempting to remove differences betw... Read more

Answer:DOS Client cannot connect to XP (Professional) SMB Server

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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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I'm not sure if it's the right forum, but I'm having trouble connecting my client/server in my virtual PC. they just aren't seeing each other when it comes to connecting them to continue my server class.

not sure what info you need to from me, so sorry if I sound like am idiot.

server 2003
windows xp

running on virtual PC

I'm running windows 7 on my computer

Answer:Can't connect client/server in virtual PC

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I have set up a simple ethernet cross over connection between both of mine xp home machines.i have internet connection sharing working fine and the server(my machine) with the broadband connection has access to the client shared items such us files and so on.BUT! my sisters client pc cant access my pc even though it is shown as avalible in the Workgroup.It says she doesnt have rights and so on.. even though shes an single user admin.I have configured norton to allow the client pc so the firewall aint to blame.any ideas?thnks evryonepcwhizz

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I have create a profile on a nt4 server but when the user the profile doen't work

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