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Remote Access to SQL Server Express 2008 Windows 7

Q: Remote Access to SQL Server Express 2008 Windows 7


I have installed SQL Server Express 2008 on my desktop and am attempting to connect to it from my lap top. I have enabled remote connections for SQL Server and opened up a port on my desktop. When I attempt to connect to the server instance from my laptop via ipaddress\sqlserver with the Windows 7 firewall turned on and the port open, the attempt fails. However, if I turn off the firewall and attempt to connect via my laptop the connection is successfull.

I followed the steps to open up the port:To enable port 1433 on Windows 7
On the Start menu, click Control Panel.
Click System and Security.
Click Windows Firewall.
Click Advanced Settings.
In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security on Local Computer dialog, click Inbound Rules.
In the Actions panel, click New Rule?.
In the New Inbound Rule Wizard, click Port, and then click Next.
In the Specific local ports: box type 1433. Ensure that the (default) TCP radio button is selected and then click Next.
Ensure that the (default) Allow the Connection radio button is selected and then click Next.
Clear or select the Domain, Private, and Public checkboxes as appropriate, and then click Next.
In the Name box, type an appropriate name, such as SQL Server Port, and then click Finish.

Can anyone offer up any suggestion on why I can connect with the firewall turned off, but not when it is on?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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A: Remote Access to SQL Server Express 2008 Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by win7newb


I have installed SQL Server Express 2008 on my desktop and am attempting to connect to it from my lap top. I have enabled remote connections for SQL Server and opened up a port on my desktop. When I attempt to connect to the server instance from my laptop via ipaddress\sqlserver with the Windows 7 firewall turned on and the port open, the attempt fails. However, if I turn off the firewall and attempt to connect via my laptop the connection is successfull.

I followed the steps to open up the port:To enable port 1433 on Windows 7On the Start menu, click Control Panel.
Click System and Security.
Click Windows Firewall.
Click Advanced Settings.
In the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security on Local Computer dialog, click Inbound Rules.
In the Actions panel, click New Rule….
In the New Inbound Rule Wizard, click Port, and then click Next.
In the Specific local ports: box type 1433. Ensure that the (default) TCP radio button is selected and then click Next.
Ensure that the (default) Allow the Connection radio button is selected and then click Next.
Clear or select the Domain, Private, and Public checkboxes as appropriate, and then click Next.
In the Name box, type an appropriate name, such as SQL Server Port, and then click Finish.

Can anyone offer up any suggestion on why I can connect with the firewall turned off, but not when it is on?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Hi, Welcome to SF,

You also wanna open the UDP port number 1434 and restart the Computer. Also

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.x\MSSQL\Binn\SQLSERV.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\SQLBrowser.exe

For more info: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc646023.aspx

Hope this helps,

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Hi All,
I have a home system and work system both of them are same version windows 2008. At work I have the three monitors and at home I have same number of monitors. At work I have no problems extending my desktop onto all the three monitors, when I get home and try to log into work using RDP i can only extend the display to two monitors. While using the RDP from my home I use the option full screen and it still displays it only on two monitors and the rest of the space is grey.

I have learned that under the group policy editor I can use the option remote desktop services I can edit the number of monitors I can use. When I use the gpedit.msc on my work desktop I dont see the option of RDP. And the screen display option is greyed out at 4096*1024. I googled a bit and found out that I can download the ADMX templates and install them, even after installing the hotfix i am still missing the RDP option where i can change the number of monitors.

I am not sure how to proceed and why the work system is missing the RDP option in the first place, can you please point me to the right direction,

Thanks alot all you guyz !!!!


What happens if you try Teamviewer? RDP does have a lot of limitations.

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We have a requirement to get the windows services from one of our remote server. We already have a group with admin rights on that machine and users added to it. But while fetching the services from that details we get below error.
We are using C#.net to fetch the services.
InvalidOperationException Was caught
Cannot open Service Control Manager on computer :"". This operation might require other privileges.

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We connect to the server remotely with XP Remote Desktop... previously we had 2003 version and had no problem...the "local resources are all checked off, but I am not sure if the person who is maintaining the server has not provided the proper permissions? Is there a setting that would let you connect but then not access your local drives?

* I can see tsclient but for example previously \\tsclient\c would get me to the C drive, now I get an error

A:Windows Server 2008 can't see Local drives/Printers with Remote desktop

anyone have an idea? I am totally lost, I even logged on as Admin it still said I had no permissions to add a printer and still could not see the Drives on my LOCAL PC ( that is remotely connecting)!!??

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I am logged in to Server 2008 R2 and attempting to logon to a Windows 7 Pro workstation using Remote Desktop. If the account I use to log on to the Win 7 machine has Domain Admin privileges, I can log on successfully. If I use an account lacking Domain Admin privileges, I cannot log in.

But I need to log on without Domain Admin privileges for the tests I need to run.

I tried making the account a member of Remote Desktop Users group, but that had no effect.

I tried running gpedit.msc and adding the account to Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Allow logon through Remote Desktop" and running gpudate /force, but still could not logon to the workstation using RDP.

I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to allow remote logon from a non-Domain Admin account.

A:Remote desktop access to Windows 7 from 2008 R2

Hello Guy,

Try going into the Win7 Local Security Policy (access this from the Start Orb), then Local Policies>User Rights Assignment, locate Allow logon Locally and Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services then add the User you wish to Remote Access that Win7 computer.

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I have a Windows 7 Professional virtual machine deployed in VMware Workstation 7.1.4 and hosted on a Mandriva Linux 2010 installation.

The Windows 7 virtual machine is connected to a host-only network which includes a Windows 2000 virtual machine and the Mandriva host. Communications among the host only network is not a problem; the systems do talk to each other without problem.

I have deployed MSSQL Server 2008 Express on the Win7 VM.

I want to access this server instance from either the Linux host or the Win2K VM, at my discretion. In order to do this, I have enabled TCP/IP in MSSQL, and I have specified that the port to be used is 1433, and I have disabled dynamic ports for the external IP address. I also have started the SQL server browser service, though this doesn't seem to matter.

When I start the SQL Server Management Studio on the Win7 VM and tell it to connect to the server on the same VM using a TCP/IP connection, it connects immediately and reports that it is indeed connected using TCP/IP.

However, when I try to connect to that server from either the Win2K VM or the Mandriva host, I get a "connection refused" message (or a "cannot establish connection" message, depending on the tool I use). This usually heralds a closed port, and when I do an nmap scan of the Win7 VM from Linux this is what I see:
[email protected]:jiml> sudo nmap -A
[sudo] password for jiml:

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A:remote connections to MSSQL 2008 express

OK, I just took a look in the event log, which I should have done before, and it turns out that in spite of what I set the port to, MSSQL has chosen to use port 50490.

I note that nmap did not identify that port as open. However, I am able to connect to it. Now all I have to do is work out the authentication issues.

But, I want MSSQL to use the port that *I* want it to use. Why would it be using this port when I tell it to use that port?

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I'd like to install Server Install Beta 3 to a dvd-less computer(from one computer to the other computer on my local network). Can this be done during installation,that is have the install pointed to the box on the local network? Would I be given this option?

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

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

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

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server 2008 remote desktop connection,

i have a fresh installation of server 2008 at home, and i would like to remotly log into it from my workplace computer, that is about 20 kms away. the client computer is running windows xp and other one windows 7. my workplace computer and home computer are currently connected to the internet using a adsl connection. how do i remotely connect to the server?

A:Server 2008 remote desktop

If you must do a naked RDC connection, then you'll need to set up a port forward rule on your home's firewall to allow inbound connections on TCP port 3389 to the private IP address of your Server 2008. This is assuming your place of work does not have firewall restrictions preventing RDP connections outbound from their network.

A much more secure way to do this is to set up a VPN tunnel and then run a RDP connection to the server. Or at a minimum if your work place has a static IP address is to set up a firewall rule on your home's firewall to only allow RDP connections from the IP address of your work.

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All of our computers at work have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and are connected through Server 2008. One computer, which I recently imaged and deployed, is having an issue connecting to network folders. The strange thing is that all networked drives are set for access through group policy. The computer in question is able to access allowed folders but, when I go to the main computer screen, instead of seeing Network on the left hand sidebar, I see Computers and Devices. Also, the machine will not allow anyone, even administrators, to map a network drive. The user also cannot access files from links in emails - i.e. drive:\folder\file. I'm wondering if there is some glitch in the policy or should I just re-image the machine. My boss wants to avoid the re-imaging but, even going through Network Troubleshooting, we can't seem to locate the problem.

A:Network access issues on Server 2008 with Windows 7 and group policy

Maybe there's something within the registry that's keeping the user from accessing?

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When I try to connect to network shares I get the following error:

I can ping the windows server 2008 machine.
Here is what I tried to solve this issue:
1. Disabling firewall on both machines.
2. File and Printer Sharing and Client
for Microsoft Networks is checked.
3. Server service and TCP//IP
NetBIOS Helper service and Computer Browser
are enabled and running.
4. Network Discovery is enabled.
5. NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled.
6. Everyone group is added to "Access this computer from the network" policy.
How can I solve this issue?
Any help would be appreciated.


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Hum. I've got a question. I want install SQL server 2008 + SQL management express 2008 to my Computer.

If I'm trying that, it says me somewhat with Service pack.
Can someone help me?

Here some screens:

Please help me!

Sry for my bad English, i'm a german guy :P

A:SQL server 2008 express

Hallo Yaku, Willkommen zu den Seven Forums.

Das erste screenshot erkl?rt, da? deine Benutzername, und / oder Kennwort f?r SQL Server-Dienst ist nicht g?ltig. Du muss ein korrektes Benutzername und Kennwort geben.

Das zweite screenshot erkl?rt, da? bevor du SQL Server 2008 in deinem Betriebssystem benutzen kannst, muss du Service-Pack 1 des SQL Server 2008 installieren. Dieses ist nicht eine Fehlermeldung, es ist nur eine Benachrichtigung, da? Service-Pack 1 installiert sein muss, bevor du SQL Server 2008 benutzen kannst.

Hello Yaku, welcome to the Seven Forums.

The first of your screenshots tells that your username and / or password for SQL Server Database Engine is not valid. You need to give a correct username and password.

The second screenshot only tells you that before you can use SQL Server 2008 in your operating system, you must install SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1. This is not an error message, it is just a reminder that you need to install service pack 1 before you can use SQL Server 2008.


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I am installing SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools, x64, on a production server which is Server 2008 R2 x64.

The application we sell requires SQL and we have used every version since 2005.

The problem is that the install looks like it is completing, but management Studio never shows up. The shortcut to it is a generic icon, which points to a location where ssms.exe should be, but isn't.

I downloaded what looked like Management Studio Express 2008 R2, but this install package results in a warning "There are known compatibility issues with this OS, " which it thinks is Windows 7 x64.

I am now stuck. I have tried uninstalling, but this leaves all sorts of files behind, and subsequent installs fail - and ssms.exe still never gets onto the server.

My application can use 32-bit SQL easily.

My first question is does anyone have general advice? Has anyone run into this before, or something like it?

Would there be any reason I should not switch to SQL EXPRESS 2008 32-bit?

This is a production server and restarts have to be done in the evening, and not by me, so this is severely restricting what I can try. I have not been able to reproduce this on an identical test setup on a virtual machine.

The 2008-R2 x64 Server has been fully updated.

Please - this customer is getting impatient, and I don't blame him!

I just need any version of SQL EXPRESS that will run on this platform and I of course need Management Studio.

A:Solved: SQL Server 2008 EXPRESS

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I have installed SQL EXPRESS Management Tools but I cannot get it to do anything.

If I try to create a new database, I just get an error saying "Access to the database file is not allowed".

Also the object browser screen ( on the left ) is completely empty.

I have no existing files to connect to.

How do I get started ?

A:SQL SERVER EXPRESS 2008 will not allow New Database

Perhaps some help for you here:

Getting Started wiht SQL Server 2008 Express

A Guy

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I have created an "sa" login w/ a "weak" password, but disabled strict psw enforcement. When I try to open SSMSE w/ that login/psw I get err: Login failed for user 'sa'. Reason: the account is disabled. Err: 18470
Will pay for SQL configuration advise to knowledgeable person. Thx. Chuck121

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So I've been beating my head against this all day and I'm beginning to suspect the worst.

Does anyone know if it is possible to perform an in-place upgrade to take SQL Server Express 2008 and upgrade it to SQL Server 2008 Enterprise?

I keep ending up with the setup yelling at me about the FeatureUpgradeMatrixCheck failing, but was hoping to find some workaround or a setting I'd overlooked.

If all else fails I suppose I could just back up my databases and move them to a separate instance of the Enterprise version and go back to reconfigure all my applications to point to the new database but I really want to thoroughly exhaust the possibility of making an in-place upgrade work before doing that.

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This is for RDP users

Hi, I am trying to "as Administrator", change a user password.  i get authentication error has occurred.  i was always able to check the box user must change password at next logon... then I would logon using the current password - then
be prompted to change the password... this doesnt work anymore.  It is possible a tech person made a change.
Can you tell me where to go to check settings that would allow this function to work again
Thank you, 

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I have a Access 2000 database residing on one sever and an installation of SQL Server 2008 residing on another. Both servers are running Windows Server 2003. I created a linked server using the code below. When I run EXEC sp_tables_ex 'PropCont' I get the following,
"OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80004005: The provider did not give any information about the error.].
Msg 7399, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_tables_ex, Line 13
OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' reported an error. The provider did not give any information about the error."

I tried changing the code to specify my account information, which has Administrative privileges on the domain and I get,
"OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80040e4d: Authentication failed.].
Msg 7399, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_tables_ex, Line 13
OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' reported an error. Authentication failed."

Originally I was getting an error that said, "The workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusively by another user" I found an article on line that suggested I do the following,
"1. Open SSMS
2. Expand Server Objects, Linked Servers, Providers
3. Double click the provider (Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0)
4. UNTICK the "Allow inprocess" option"
I did this and I stopped ... Read more

A:Linked Server from SQL Server 2008 to Access 2000 db gives error

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I installed SQL Server Express 2008. It gave some error messages during installation that I passed by (oops!)

I'm trying to uninstall but get the following error message:

TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.
SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:
Object reference not set to an instance of an object..

I've tried searching google, microsoft help, etc and suspect some registry entries didn't get written.

Can anyone give me a hand to either repair or remove?


A:SQL Server Express 2008 - Can't uninstall/repair

I have same problem on an XP (SP3) system having both SQL 2008 Developer installed (works OK) and SQL Express Installed. Can not start or connect to SQLEXPRESS instance. SQL Config Manager shows Express exists and allows config of protocols (I have all 4 enabled), but will time-out in trying to start SQLEXPRESS. SQL SMS allows me to locate SQLEXPRESS, but also will time-out trying to connect "network related or instance specific error.... error: 40 could not open a connection, Server, Error: 2"
Tried Control Panel... Add/Remove...repair but think this would work for Developer, but it will not work with now having EXPRESS installed. Seems like I need a specific Platform level repair (or uninstall), but can not find one. Using Platform it reports "Already Installed" but I can not find a repair or unistall option.

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Installation fails. Google finds some "solutions", but they don't help.

TITLE: SQL Server Setup failure.

SQL Server Setup has encountered the following error:

MsiGetProductInfo failed to retrieve ProductVersion for package with Product Code = '{AEB9948B-4FF2-47C9-990E-47014492A0FE}'. Error code: 1608..



In this folder, there is only one file - ARPIco, 6 kB big.

Anyone with the same problem and a simple solution?

A:32-bit W7 and SQL Server 2008 Management Studio Express

I followed Henrik Bruun's steps:

MsiGetProductInfo failed to retrieve ProductVersion for package during install

SQL Server 2008 MSE successfully installed.

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specifically, having problems with a dial up user accessing internet remotely. gives ip address, but ip address is same as default gateway, and have to remote into server, using pcanywhere or the sort to access internet. running routing and remote access and NAT.

A:windows server 2003 remote access problems


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Hello all,

I have a LAN with four Windows XP Pro clients connected to one Windows Server 2003 machine.

I want to access the files in the server when I go abroad. How can I do that ? I've already given all the clients and the server a static IP.

Another question, are there any security threats that I must be aware of when I connect to the server remotely? I don't want to lose all my data!

Please help. Thank you.

A:Remote file access - Windows Server 2003

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I have a Windows 2000 Server in my home office. Two people need to access this server remotely.
What can I do so these two people can gain access to files that reside on the 2000 Server?

I once had a static ip address that enabled the two users to gain access to the server.

Thank you for looking.

A:Setting up remote access in Windows 2000 Server

The simplest way is to configure an FTP server on the server. That doesn't require any special handling. If you don't have a static IP address, you can use DynDNS or a similar service to map your dynamic IP address to a static URL.

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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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If I should not Post this on this forum, feel free to help me and tell me a forum for this.

The other day, I built my first server (Well, not really built it, It was an HP Pavilion XD) I set it up perfectly with Windows Home Server 2011 and when I went to set up remote access, I get this (the attachments)

My router is a Linksys WRT160Nv2. I set up UPnP and did what Microsoft said here for my router: Windows Home Server Router Setup - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

Any help?
P.S. My ISP is Wave Broadband here in Bow, Washington.

A:Remote Access not working on Windows Home Server 2011

Well, the first thing we need to know is, does the server have a static IP address or Dynamic? Normally a server will have a static IP address but sometimes not.

1. Check for a static ip address
2. If not static, change it to a static ip address

Report back what you find and we'll dig a little more.

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Hi there,

On Linux, we can easily enable remote access to MySQL server, but on Windows, I got no success so far ( a client tried to connect to MySQL on the server)

Here's the steps to do that (on the server computer):

1. Open a DOS command prompt on the server.
2. Run the following command from the mysql\bin directory:
mysql -u root --password=
3. A mysql> prompt should be displayed.
4. To create a remote user account with root privileges, run the following commands:

'USERNAME' is the username to be created.
'IP' is the public IP address of the remote connection.
'PASSWORD' is the password to be assigned for this username.
(IP can be replaced with % to allow this user to logon from any host or IP)

mysql> exit;

So it is. But I couldn't connect to that MySQL from another computer, both are Windows XP.

If you have any experience, I'd like to receive your help.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: How to enable remote access to MySQL server on Windows XP

Oh, I got it. It's due to my Windows Firewall. Just turn off it (unsecured) or add MySQL port (e.g. 3306) to the WFirewal's exception.

Have fun!

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Hello. Im having trouble installing sql server management studio express on windows 7 (x64).

I installed sql server express 2008 ok, along with vb.net express studio 2008.

during the installation, half way through the process the "sql server installation center opens" and thats it. nothing more.

I remember it being so much easier on xp with 2005 editions oh well... (bummer : ) )

If youve had this app hangup, please reply.

this ones pretty convoluted per my google searching.

Thanks for any ideas...

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What a dilema. I have created a project in VB 2008, which runs off a 2007 Access db. It was my clever idea to replace all our company notebooks with Mac notebooks...... my program wont run at all now. ANY idea how i can work around this? Anyone? Please?

A:VB 2008 Express / Access 2007 / MAC ...

It sounds like you need a second "Operating System" running Windows.
See this Web page

Googling "running windows on a mac" gives you plenty of hits to work with, including free downloads etc.

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I created the following performance counter using logman.exe. 

logman.exe create counter US_Triton_Perf_Log -b 9/23/2015 09:30:00 -e 9/30/2099 18:30:00 -r -s $server -si $frequence -cf $folder\$server.txt -f $logtype  -o C:\local\logs\Perfout_$Server --a -v mmddhhmm  -rf  $max_duration

When I do this across multiple servers specifically for Windows Servers 2008/2012, the counter is created to repeat and run everyday at 930PM and stops running everyday at 430PM. This works perfectly fine as intended. However, When I do this for a Windows
2003 server, my created counter is very different.
For example, in this case, I have set to the counters to start at 930AM and end at 1830PM, because I have set a maximum duration of 9 hours, the job terminates and begins on the next day, since I have the repeat option on. However, this does not apply to
our 2003 server; logman creates the job to run once a week in this case it would be on a Wednesday. In addiiton, I noticed that the job doesn't not even start at it's indented time. It actually does not start at all. I also notice that the jobs on all windows
2003 servers are created in a pending status, which then prevents me from removing the counter remotely. 

I would like to know if windows 2003 is capable of working like my win 2008/2012 servers using logman, and if historically, the job has to be kicked off through scheduled task. 

Both Jobs are using the same criteria, but a... Read more

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Hi folks,
I am just currently returning to the process of learning to program in C# after about three months away while I was fighting with my laptop's hard drive replacement. I do need some input here though since I'd really like to not mess this up. I have Business Contact Manager for Outlook 2010 installed, and knowing that that uses SQL server Express 2008, can I be expected to install SQL Server 2008 Express R2 as well so that I can take full advantage of all of the C# tutorials and books I have which all teach you to use that? I know that the processes used for the contact manager aren't standard SQL server processes, but if anyone has any input, that'd really be appreciated.


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I have been trying to figure out how to simply store a specific piece of data in a variable. What is the syntax I need to do this? I have tried searching the help files, but to no avail. The table has 2 columns, each with 26 rows. I am trying to place each of the pieces of data (strings) in the righthand column into 26 individual variables. Any help would be appreciated.

A:NOOB question about Visual Basic Express 2008 Beta 2 Data Access

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We are trying to come up with a solution which will enable users to access exchange without having to give them full access to the internet. We have finally gotten a list of IP's from Microsoft that we need to allow connection to, but we cannot seem to find a way that we can enable this. I saw a way to use this using IE, but most of our computers are running wither Firefox or Chrome. If we cannot figure this out we will be looking at hardware solutions, but we would prefer to see if we could do this via group policy or something else first.


Clients are running win 2000, xp and 7 - Office 2010

DC's are running 2008 R2

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I have 2 servers; windows 2000 & windows 2008, I can always access them via XP but my system 7 home can't authenticate. It appears to add the domain name as a preamble my user name in the authentication....does this make sense?


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Hi, this is my first post...

Can you advise how I should go about remotely accessing my outlook express?

My outlook express is on my home pc (no server) and I just bought a laptop because i am on the move quite a bit and I'd like to be able to see my outlook express, receive mails, and send mails from my outlook express account, usng my laptop when I'm on the move.

Any advice would be appreciated.


A:How Do I Remote Access Outlook Express?

Hi Darragh, welcome to BC.
There is no need to remotely access your home system (if that's what you mean) to retrieve your OE mail.
Simply duplicate the account on your laptop and download\view\send directly from it. Nothing to it.

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Hi, I am going to install windows 2008 server on the IBM server x3650 7979 and couldn't get the supportive RAID Serv as the I am currently got the IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD version 7.4.17 for adaptec RAID controller 8K but it does not have windows 2008 server option. Do assist me in this regard. thanks

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in order to install this modem that im trying to hookup...i need to close down the remote access server...but i don't know how to do it!!! please help!

A:remote access server

Go into control panel > services and look for the remote access server service and stop it. You can do it from a command prompt as well by opening a DOS window and typing


Use the NET START "REMOTE ACCESS SERVER" /Y to start it again

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We had:

1) 1 Windows Server 2003 running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 workstations.

We now want to have:

1) 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 same workstations, with their same user profiles.

So I joined the 2008 R2 server to the domain, and then used the dcpromo tool to make it a domain controller.

Problem is, whenever I take the old server offline, (the 2003 one) everything flips out, logons are slow, and the 2008 server gives people trying to access shared files weird errors like that the server that authenticated them cannot be contacted, and asks them to log in again with their username and password before accessing shared files on the server.

What did I do wrong? I must be forgetting something.

A:Replacing a Windows 2003 AD DS server with a 2008 R2 AD DS server

1. Transfer all FSMO roles to your 2008 R2 server
2. Uninstall AD on 2003 server
3. You can now permanently take 2003 server offline

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As my final project for the year i am setting up a server that we will eventually move all our computers on to. I am using a poweredge 2900 as a server with windows server 2008 installed. As of now i have 2 computers connected to the domain which they can log on to.

- what i need help with
- How do i give all users access to programs?
- Each student needs to have access to her own drive through the server not locally.
The client computers are connected to a switch using dhcp.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:setting up a server for school help (windows server 2008)

I'm quite sure your instructor/teacher did not intend for anybody but you to do the final project for the year and nobody else.

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Hi guys,
What free Antivirus software for servers?
What free anti-malware would NOT be a good idea?
My friend has purchased a Poweredge server to act as a fileserver for a private network not connected to the internet..  He uses 2 laptops at the most  to access files on the server.
However at some points he will update Windows Server 2008 plus odd bits by temporaily hooking up to the Internet., and obviously leave himself open to malware etc. for a short time.
The cost of server Antivirus is very high and usually effective for 10 workstations upwards, and obviously he would appreciate keeping costs down.
I would appreciate thoughts on ideas for avoiding a costly solution.
Also, if he got Malware on it (e.g. Rootkit or Delta) would current Bleeping Computer tools (e.g. Rkill, RogueKiller etc) still work on the server - or does it require another approach? 
I am asking fior advice BEFORE he gets started while options are open.
Thanks in advance guys

A:Free Server Antivirus ? e.g. for Windows Server 2008

The answer is fairly simple. Just read the details on the site -
Microsoft Security Essentials is available for small businesses with up to 10 PCs.
• Microsoft Security Essentials:
Microsoft updated it’s free Anti-Virus solution at the end of 2010 to support Windows 2008/R2.
This is easily one of the better free offerings as Microsoft has updated this solution to complete directly with some of the biggest solutions, such as Mcafee and Symantec paid versions.

When downloading, simply choose Windows Vista / Windows 7, as Microsoft has yet to update the website.http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Regards -

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I have a file server at home with a Quad core, 4gb ram, and a 3tb of storage. It is running Ubuntu Desktop and sharing video files primarily. From my school I have access to a free copy of Windows Server 2008 R2. Other than the server I have 2 Windows 7 desktops, 1 Windows 7 laptop and 1 Windows Vista laptop.

I am interested in moving to a Windows setup as I am done with the ?Ubuntu? experiment. WHS looks like what I need, but I have a free copy of WS 2008 and I would miss the $50 for WHS. My goals can be described best as:

Need to Haves:
? File/media server (local network)
? Dedicated game server for various games for friends.
? Print server

Nice to Haves:
? Music/Video Streaming over the internet
? Automatic backup server
? File server over the internet
? Ability to manager other PC?s from the server

My ability as an admin:
? No experience
? Willing to learn and put forth initial effort to get setup
? Don?t have time to really spend more than 1 day moving from Ubuntu to the new setup.
? Don?t want to be stuck constantly screwing with things to get it right or keep it running.

What is going to be best option for my situation?

A:Help choose: Windows Home Server 2011 vs. Windows Server 2008 R2

Honestly, I use both in their proper settings, and unless you have a domain at home with multiple users, Windows Server 2008 R2 is overkill...and would require much more tweaking and add-in apps to do what you want. Given your write-up, WHS 2011 is the way to go. It does much of what you want out of the box, and is designed for people who don't want to become server admins (or at least not be forced to).

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Hi! please help.

I can't connect to my server remotely from another site... Both sites A and B has internet connection. Site B is where my server is and Site A is where Im accessing it.

problem is I can have ping replies to any computer from Site B to Site A.. but I cant do the same in reverse (request timed out)...

I already checked firewall settings on both sides but there seems to be no problem at all.. This just happen all of the sudden. worst is both sites have internet connections.

have you experienced the same problem before?

need help please..

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I've just started with a small company who already have AD and a file server, exchange, etc. They currently use webdav or RDS to remotely access files on the server and everyone complains about having to imput their username and password to open a file and how slow it is. I'm trying to find the best solution to give them access to the files without using the cloud. The main office, where I am has AD. 2 Remote offices have no infrastructure, but using laptops provided by us with domain cached credentials. Then there are 2 people in another country who work from home. I thought VPN either client based for everyone or static between the offices with each office having a DC and syncing files a few times a day. I'm just not sure that is the right choice for such a small company. Circa 30 people. 12 in main office, 5 in the other two offices. Also good to mention, the two other offices do not have a reliable fast internet connection. Please, what solutions do I have without using the Cloud?

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Operating system: Windows XP Home

Thurs. nite, something happened to my computer, where files in \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM were corrupt or missing. This has happened before, so I threw in my Windows disk and "repaired" it.

I immediately ran the Norton Antivirus (which had updated that morning). HijackThis (nothing unusual), Adaware6 and Spybot.

I have not had a problem doing this before. However this time, I cannot get online. The two error messages I've received are:

Remote Access Server Error. A device attached to the system is not functioning.


Remote Access Server Error. The request is not supported.

I uninstalled Compuserve, then reinstalled, but still get the same error messages.

Also, about 14 hrs. after the computer bombed, Nortons found a "virus":

Virus name: Suspicious Script
Feature: Script Blocking
Action Taken: Blocked
Suspicious action: File System Object: GetSpecialFolder
I called my internet server (Compuserve) who told me that I needed to uninstall, then reinstall DUN.

Please help. I'm at a friend's house, as I can't get online, so my responses might take time.....


A:Remote Access Server error...pls help!!

If I have to reformat the hard drive, and start from scratch, that would be ok, too. I have the Windows XP Home Edition CD. Just need the best way to do that to restore to the original settings. Computer is only 2 months old, and I do not have anything "vital" that I can't replace.....
Please help!!

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I will attempt to be as clear and concise as possible. The situation is that a company is being purchased by another company. Company A is being asked for information by company. Company B wants all of the information required to remotely access company A's servers as soon as the transaction is completed. The problem is company A no longer has IT support or even anyone onsite who is capable of providing this information. Company B has specifically requested a domain password. I have been given this responsibility because I am the closest thing they have to support. I have established remote access between personal computers in the past. But never a company server. How can I direct those onsite through the process of accessing the required information from their servers and then possibly setting up a vpn or remote test to make sure it works? Is a domain password all that company B will require to remotely access servers and network of company A?

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Sorry if this topic is in the wrong section. Not sure where it goes.

I would like to setup my server to allow remote access from home. It's on an office network which is separated from the WAN by a router. So long as I'm on this network, I can access the server from any computer connected to it. I enter the https URL of my server through IE and it brings me to the helm interface (the one that comes with Windows Server 2003). I can click on Maintenance and then on Remote Desktop, and it opens a new window with the server's desktop displayed.

If I'm somewhere other than the office network, I can't access it. IE gives me a "can't find webpage" message (or something along those lines). How do I setup my server to access it from outside the office network. I'd prefer to have a similar graphical interface as Remote Desktop.

A:Solved: getting remote access to my server

You should be able to access it from anywhere using the MS remote desktop client that ships with xp. The catch is that you have to set your router up to forward all remote desktop requests (port 3389) to your server's ip. From the outside, put IP that your ISP assigns to your router in the remote desktop client and it should open up a login screen. The other option would be to set up an IPSEC connect on your router (if it will let you). Then you connect to your router with IPSEC VPN and it's like your on your network... where ever you are.

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Hi all
Have been a LONG LONG user of Linux as a server (hosting VM's XP / W7 mix) and file / print sharing.

I used to avoid MS like the plague as far as SERVER environments are concerned - probably because my first experince was Windows NT (Windows NeanderThal or Windows No Thanks) which was SO HORRIBLE that it put me off Windows servers for ages.

(Note I'm using a server in a HOME environment where we have around 8 machines (most of which are actually mine for testing -- not a corporate environment which has other considerations).

The problem now with the latest Linux distros that they are trying to be "A Better Windows than Windows". You can of course customize them but I haven't got the time or patience to do this any more. To select what packages to install / leave out now is a 100% pain and if you do it wrong the chances are the system will give errors.

I've looked at the new SUSE 11.2 -- slick and polished - bit I don't NEED "an alternative Windows".

I've just been looking at Windows Server 2008 R2 (got it from Technet) and I'm REALLY IMPRESSED with it so far. I've installed the STANDARD version - you don't need datacenter or Enterprise version for a home server.

It runs vmware server on it just fine (although I might go the whole hog and use the Hyper-V virtualisation -- need to do a bit more research).

I'm quite happy letting MS do the updates than having to mess around with Kernel compiles etc.

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A:Windows 2008 Server or Linux for server

Windows servers have come a very long way in the last few years, I will never use a linux server ever again.

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