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

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

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???

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

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

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We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan again: Download DDS by sUBs from the following link if you no longer have it available and save it to your Download LinkDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run. A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running. Notepad will open with the results. Follow the instructions that pop up for posting the results. Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run. After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection. Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.
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Hi all,Upon searchng the startup list on this website I found the following entry.Clients Server Runtime Process csrss.exe X Added by the W32/Sdbot-CPF worm and IRC backdoor. The process is running on my Vista machine. I ran Malwarebytes and Superantispyware but the process continues to run. Does this mean that the computer is infected? And if so, how do I clean it out? Besides this process there are about 90 others running at the same time. Thanks for the time.

Answer:Clients Server Runtime Process csrss.exe Possible Infection

If you still have those logs from Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can you post them?If not then perform the following scans with updated databases of each of the following and run full scans:Download the following:Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is sele... Read more

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Hi. I have sygate personal firewall and a "Client Server Runtime Process" is running. is it malicious? or is it a normal computer process?

Answer:Client Server Runtime Process

Depends on where it is running from and what the file name of the process is?

Are you referring to c:\windows\system32\csrss.exe

It is a valid Windows Process. See

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Can someone please tell me how to either delete this without hazardous effects, or control this damn thing. I'm so sick of it. it say's it's a critical system process when I try to end process. yet this thing keeps popping up ads on my desktop, for porn, for anything, this is nothing but spam ******** directly from Microsoft. I'm on a cable modem, so this thing stays on constantly. and I get sick of seeing these ads pop up. I don't have to be on Internet explorer or any web browser for that matter for it to happen, I can play a game and boom, it pops up, minimizes my game. so if anyone can help me with this I would appreciate it.

fyi - this is called csrp.exe it's in windows\system32 folder
I keep an active connection 24/7 so I can't shut off my internet.
I'm using windows xp


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I have two of these processes running taking up 1672 and 2396 K memory respectively, this fluctuates with what is open. I tried right click “Open File Location” which seems to have no effect. When I chose “End Process” I got a BSOD. I restarted and have been using the computer normally for an hour or so.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3400 @ 2.16GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3963 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1853 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 142858 MB, Free - 80649 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Solved: How many Client Server Runtime Process should be running?

Hi, this is a system file and having two instances of it in processes is normal, you cannot access this files location through the task manager, this is also normal.

What problems are you having, and why do you suspect something is wrong with your system, please give us more information.

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I am currently running XP Home with SP2. Recently I have noticed that when I right click on a .txt file and scroll down to 'Open With' one of the options is to open it with 'Client Server Runtime Process'. When I try to open the file with this it gives me an error stating that this application cannot be run in Win32 mode. Any idea what this is and wether it is likely to be creating any other problems with my system???


Answer:'Client Runtime Server Process' in 'Open With' menu

Hello Boxy and Welcome to TSF

Your system may be infected with the W32/Sdbot-LD Worm. Please follow these instructions

Scan your pc with one of these free online scanners:

Panda ActiveScan

RAV AntiVirus

Housecall. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.

You may also want to post a HJT log for one of our experts to look over.

Download and install: HiJackThis 1.99.1.

(Always create a Folder for HiJackThis anywhere but your Temp/Temporary Internet Folders or Desktop. A good place to make a folder would be in My Documents, as this is where it will save the backup files needed if there's a problem.)

Then doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Do A System Scan And Save Log". Make sure all Windows and Browsers are closed.
When the scan is finished, best to save your text file in the same folder as where you put HiJackthis.

Create a New Thread and include a fresh HJT log in HiJackThisLog Help Forum and Copy/Paste the info from your saved Hijackthis log file into your new topic.

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

Can anyone shed some light on this?

Answer:Client Server Runtime

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

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

plz help me thanks

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

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

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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Is there a shortcut to the Microsoft Exchange Server properties within Outlook 2003?

Usually have to go through TOOLS - OPTIONS - MAIL SETUP - "View or change existing e-mails accounts" - click "change" on next screen - then click on Next settings - THEN I am on the Microsoft Exchange Server settings....

Any easier way to get to this screen?

thanks !

Answer:Shortcut To Client Microsoft Exchange Server Properties?

Try going to the Mail applet via the Control Panel.

Start >> Control Panel >> Mail

That should bring up the Mail Setup - MS Exchange Settings applet. From there you have the choices to access the E-mail Accounts, Data Files, and Profiles applets.

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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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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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When I try to get to any mapped drivers located on the Windows 2003 Server I always got message: "Not enough server storage is available to process this command". Any idea what is wrong? Thanks

Answer:Windows 2003 Server Not enough server storage is available to process this command

try this from a command prompt

report back any errors

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hi folks,Im running XP pack 3 on a toshiba laptop satelite 85. While searching a sight on auto repairs I got a message pop up from my virus program(avira) telling me there was a virus in the page and did I want to deny access-I said yes and it popped up about 5-6 more times before I could click out of page. I thought by denying access the problem was solved but I ran malwarebytes and avira to be sure.Malware found nothing but avira found 2 viruses which I chose to quarantine.Avira told me I have to restart the computer to complete the action-which I did.When it rebooted and got to my desktop page there were no icons but a small window that said -to protect your computer data execution prevention has closed microsoft front page server administrator client-it gave me no choices except to click close then another window asked if I wanted to send this error to microsoft. I did.I rebooted in safe mode and ran every virus program I have to no avail-I tried backdating to another save point but it kept saying it did not go back to that point so nothing has changed. I cant figure out where to go next so Im coming to the experts for help-HELPthank you-Pete

Answer:data execution prevention-microsoft front page server administrator client

Do you have a backup method?At this point it would be a good idea of doing a backup, if yew can.Other wise, reboot in safe mode. Open task manager & look for any process that might be bogus and stop it. Suspend all AV and spy ware blockers. Of course, you want to be off the network. Now run just one AV Scan program in Safe mode. Then reboot and tray again  with another Scanner. If you can not get it this way, you will have to do a Hijack log. But first try a scan in safe mode. Yeah, I know, some will tell you that it don't work that way. Yes, it does. Trust me on this.I would go with MalwareBytes in safe mode.

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I am running Windows XP 2002 Service Pack 2. I have no idea how, but I believe I aquired a Trojan, Malware, or Virus of some sort.

I was running Mozilla Firefox when two windows popped up, one of which stated,

"Generic Host Process for Win32 Services encountered a problem and needs to close."

The other window said, "NT Authority\System Error Message: "This system is shutting down. Windows must now restart because the DCOM Server process launcher service terminated unexpectedly."

I shutdown the computer manually before the timer ran out, and restarted it. I disconnected the internet before the restart, and immediately ran Spybot Search and Destroy. Spybot left me with 5 malware results and one trojan. The trojan was in the registry. I tried to remove everything, however it said the trojan could not be removed because it was in use. I selected to run Spybot S&D on next restart.

I then ran Ad-Aware SE. Halfway through my computer put up the Blue Screen of Death that stated "Windows has shutdown to prevent further damage to the operating system."

I shut the computer off at that point, and restarted it a few hours later. Spybot ran on startup, before login to my user account, and yielded no results. The computer restarted again halfway through the Ad-Aware scan. I restarted a third time and this time it has stayed on since with no crashes, and no malware in any scans.
I ran Hijack this and here is my log.

Logfile of Trend Mic... Read more

Answer:DCOM Server Process / NT Authority Trojan/Virus

It would be really nice to get a response for this...

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


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

This is what I have done so far:

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi, for awhile now, maybe 3 times a week, I've been getting system shutdown notices with a 1 minute countdown and the following dialogue box:

generic host process for win 32 services
system shutdown
this system is shutting down. this shutdown was initiated by
nt authority\system

also something about DCOM Server Process Launcher Service Terminated Unexpectedly

these shutdowns seem to occur spontaneously, I can't figure out what triggers them. Ad-Aware only found some cookies and nothing major during its last scan, and the problem persists. I just read about using start-->run "shutdown -a" to kill the countdown. here's my hjt log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:21:21 AM, on 3/14/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16791)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
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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
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The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Project Server 2002 lists detailed instructions for configuring Microsoft Project Server 2002 on Windows Server 2003. The SOS lists the steps IT admins must take after setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and on upgraded installations.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Project Server 2002
Microsoft Office (download is Microsoft Word file)



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i am having microsoft windows server 2003 for small business server Service Pack 1.iwant to run an application build up with ASP.NET & SQL DATABASE.for generating reports we are using crystal reports.
while running the application i am gettig an error message as

File or assembly name CrystalDecisions.Web, or one of its dependencies, was not found.

i tried to copy all the dll files in to the bin folder.still the problem is not solved..
Source Error:
Line 13: debugging ASP.NET files.
Line 14: -->
Line 15: <compilation defaultLanguage="c#" debug="true"><assemblies><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.ReportSource, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Shared, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/><add assembly="CrystalDecisions.Web, Version=9.1.5000.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=692fbea5521e1304"/></assemblies></compilation>
Line 16:
Source File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\HomagIndiaCIS\web.config Line: 15

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'CrystalDecisions.Web' could not be loaded.
=== Pre-bind state information ===
LOG: DisplayName = ... Read more

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The Windows Server 2003 Statement of Support (SOS) for Microsoft Project Server 2002 lists detailed instructions for configuring Microsoft Project Server 2002 on Windows Server 2003. The SOS lists the steps IT admins must take after setup on both a clean installation of Windows Server 2003 and on upgraded installations.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

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We are getting this message when accessing a search page on our SQL server. Any ideas anyone?

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80004005'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][Shared Memory]SQL Server does not exist or access denied.

/faxmachine_search2.asp, line 5


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System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0



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System Requirements
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When a trojan appears on malwarebytes, it says it was made by the process crss.exe. I noticed this process is vital to the system, and all the Antivirus Programs I have used do not detect it. I read in a forum that if it runs out of another file location than system32 in the windows folder, It is a virus. But the process runs out of system32. The only reason for this would be that the file was manipulated with. It constantly redirects me from my search engine, im lucky i have malwarebytes blocking the hosts, but there is no fix. Is there anyway that i can delete the current file and install a new, clean one?

Thank you In advance,

Answer:Csrss.exe Trojan-Installing Process

Hello and welcome to TSF.

We want all our members to perform the steps outlined in the link given below, before posting for assistance. There's a sticky at the top of this forum, and

Having problems with spyware and pop-ups? First Steps

a link at the top of each page.

Please follow our pre-posting process outlined below. Use a USB flash drive to download and transfer the tools to the affected machine, if necessary. You might like to run the Flash_Disinfector.exe on the clean machine and the flash drive first to protect against any possible transfer of infection via USB.

NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs. Please post them in a new topic, as this one shall be closed.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

Please note that the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum is extremely busy, and it may take a while to receive a reply.

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The only information I could find comparing the two was in this article here:

Windows 2003 offers a revamped version of the Distributed File System found in Windows 2000, which has been improved to better performance and add additional fault tolerance, load balancing and reduced use of network bandwidth. It also comes with a powerful set of command-line scripting tools which can be used to make administrative backup and restoration tasks of the DFS namespaces easier. The client windows operating system consists of a DFS client which provides additional features as well as caching.Click to expand...

Does anybody know a little more about the benefits of using a win2k3 server? Do all servers involved with the DFS root have to be win2k3 also? Most likely I will be using win2k server to set up a DFS domain root, but I can possibly get licences for 2k3.

Answer:Microsoft DFS in Windows 2000 server vs 2003 server

Not to making things any easier, 2003 R2 has an even better DFS setup

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Answer:I have deleted the server name ,data of Microsoft account, what is the server name/?

go to and sign in
on the address bat there should be 3 letters and 3 numbers
suppose the code was GHI675
the server would be

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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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please give the microsoft account server name to up to date my Microsoft account

Answer:My Microsoft account server name deleted, how I can add this server name?

I use "" - this is the default setting in my Windows Phone. Checking over the internet, it seems to be the default setting for other Windows Phones as well.

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I am running a Dell computer with Windows XP home with 4 users. I have no access to a Boot CD or Windows install disc. I don't believe they ever sent one. Here are my problems.

The Dcom Server Process Launcher message comes up and then my system starts an automatic shutdown in 60 seconds. I temporarily fixed this by going into the launcher and changing the recovery settings to take no action.

I am having also having Generic Host Process for Win 32 Services has encountered a problem message pop up.

Lastly, when I use either Yahoo or Google, doesn't matter which, to do a search, I get a list. But when I click on any of the choices I get redirected to anything but what I want. If I copy and past the link I'm fine.

Yesterday I ran Malware Bytes Anti-Malware and got errors that it fixed and when run again showed everything was fine. However, today I was the only one of the four users who could log on. The others just got a blue screen. So I ran the MBA again and it found 147 errors. Again I corrected. Still having issues so I did a system restore ... didn't help. Restored back to now and come to you. Here is the dds log.

DDS (Ver_09-12-01.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Sue at 20:44:47.21 on Sun 01/24/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_15
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}

============== Running Processes ===============

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Answer:Dcom Server Process Launcher & Generic host Process Errors

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Please stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms seemingly abate.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by a helper.


Please uninstall the following via Start->(or My Computer)->Control Panel->Add or Remove Programs if it still exists:

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<script src="" type="text/javascript"> </script> I have created and compressed a dump file of the offending svchost process with WinRAR 32 bit version and posted it on my OneDrive account for analysis.  Here is the link to the DUMP FILE.
DCOM Server Process Launcher and Plug and Play link directly to this svchost process that is like a BLACK HOLE for CPU cycles.
I hope someone can spot what is causing this drain on my cpu resources.  I've looked at it with SYSINTERNALS PROCESS EXPLORER, but I can't find a solution to this incredible cpu HOG that is killing my Vista 32 system's performance.  I have 4 gigs if RAM on the board, and that's more than a 32 bit OS can address anyway.  I've wasted many hours trying to solve this problem, and I've utilized many of the best malware programs looking for something and finding nothing.  I hope someone on the forum can help me out.  I've given it a good shot but I've gotten nowhere.

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

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

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

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

I say give it a try.

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Hello.I have a Gateway Laptop running Vista. In the last couple weeks I have received noticeable issues mainly related to my browser (both with Firefox and Internet Explorer). I get numerous pop ups and often pages won't load properly. My friend used he's flash Drive on my computer and the next day in lab class the college computer scanned the drive as having the W32 Trojan. This leads me to believe that the same Trojan is on my system (and came form my system). I went to Process and typed every process in. These came back as virus/malware processes:* csrss.exe* isass.exeThese came back as possible malware or windows process:* taskmgr.exe* winlogon.exe* traybar.exeThese came back as unknown or undetermined processes:* sttray.exe* CEC_MAIN.exe* zokemita.exeThe zokemita came back as a completely unknown process and when I did a google search only 3 results came back. Two of which had links to a forum on this site and referenced connection to the Vundo Trojan.I did download Symantec Security Response - W32.Blaster.Worm Removal Tool and had it do a full scan of my system. It wouldn't run in a normal boot, but it was able to do a full scan in safe mode. Unfortunately (or fortunately) it came back a not having found and sign of W32.From here I don't know what to do. I have listed the system information of a dxdiag run I just did. If you want the full scan let me know, I'll post it.That's for your time and help!------------------System Informa... Read more

Answer:Infected with Trojan/Spyware. Possible Vundo, W32. Definite Browser issues. Process csrss & isass may be the culprit.

The processes you listed are legitimate as long as they are in the correct file pathDo not delete any of them--------------------------The process of cleaning your computer may require you to temporarily disable some security programs. If you are using SpyBot Search and Destroy, please refer to Note 2 at the bottom of this page.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself.Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.W... Read more

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

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

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

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


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

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

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

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

Linux server?

Any tips would be MUCH appreciated.

Will this work?

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

linux box...a little know how and then

and you are all set.

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

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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 All

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

Thank you

Answer:SSH server and client on the same PC

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

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Hi 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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what is a client and server

Answer:what is a client and a server

client and server difference

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:Can't ping client from server

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

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I 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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Question: server 2003 client

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

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

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

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

Answer:client server semantics

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

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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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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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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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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.)
I've allowed pass through on Ipsec, PPTP. a... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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To anyone who can assist:

I have a HP media center with MS XP SP2. Each time I login, I get the following message that will always come back after clicking "OK":

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Runtime Error!
Program: ...elDH\Intel Media Server\Media Server\bin\mediaserver.exe

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the applications's support team for more information.
I have done the following:

- Delete any and all new programs recently installed
- Purchased and ran RegCure
- Ran Norton
- Research for help
- Searched the Web for hours

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Runtime Error With Intel Media Server

I have also been getting this message not when I sign in but when I run a scan with Superantispyware instead. I posted about it in the Antivirus, Firewall Forum this morning prior to seeing this post. I am using Comodo Forewall Pro v3 latest update and although not sure for certain I believe it is something to do with Comodo.

Out of interest what Firewall are you using?.

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Does anyone have any experience with Microsoft's Thin Client servers and machines? I would like to set up a small network using thin clients but have not heard much about it. Any tips, suggestions, stories, etc.?

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well heres the cable modems won't let the belkin router i have get an IP to connect to the now that i have 2 wireless devices i ned net access on them...the solution ive come up with (for now) is o connect my PC directly to the cable modem...(which i can connect to) and then run a second ethernet cable from a second nic to the WAN port of my router.

the problem is my PC can't give it an IP addresss

so how would i set up a small 1 client DHPC server on my existing win XP pro machine?

Answer:1 client DHCP server on my current pc?

I'm pretty sure by setting up XP to share the connection on that ethernet card it turns on a dhcp server and such for you.

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( I did a google search first). Is there a way to have an email account that is not web-based? For example, when Outlook uses POP3, it connects to my gmail account to receive mail. Is there any server that will take email directly to me. Instead of to a web-based email account, and then downloaded by a mail client? Are there any mail clients that support this?

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hi.i am running a games sever,but my client cannot client can join others but not sees the sever when i update the severs list and ping is 10-20 but just cant seem to connect.
the host pc sees the incoming local connection coming in.
have i got to do somthing with my proxy/lan setting,or is it just not possible to play on my own sever.

my spec is :- ics wired to host to client(no hub)and my ip number is my main cable modem box.


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