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Branchcache pulling windows updates from remote branchcache, and not local server.

Q: Branchcache pulling windows updates from remote branchcache, and not local server.

I have desktop computers in 2 remote sites, that were all from the same image. The image was made at the regional headquarters. Both sites have a wsus mirror server on site that they are reporting to, but they are usually (not always) pulling
their updates via branchcache from a non wsus server at the regional headquarters (and eating up a lot of bandwidth). Computers not made from this image do not have this issue.

I've already tried doing a 'netsh branchcache reset' on all the desktops with this image, but it has not had any effect.

-any other commands I can run on the desktops or the non-wsus server that would fix this?

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Preferred Solution: Branchcache pulling windows updates from remote branchcache, and not local server.

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I know you can change the ports being used for BranchCache Hosted mode. Is it possible to change the ports for BranchCache distributed mode as well? Since some of my clients who need to use BranchCache are providing a webserver on port 80.
Thanks for your support!

A:Change Ports for BranchCache Distributed Mode

Oi, of course you can change the port of BranchCache Senior!
Set ConnectPort and ListenPort in reg as part of these instructions:
 Then BranchCache service fails to start, but if you look in the event log you see:

The BranchCache service cannot start because the HTTP namespace used for serving content to requesting clients is not reserved.

Run the enable cmdlet appropriate to your service mode from an elevated PowerShell command prompt.

So to reserve this space, run the following command:
netsh branchcache>set service mode=distributed
Which then outputs the following, underlined, bolded and Italic so that Phil can see it:
Configuring URL Reservation url=http://+:1365/116B50EB-ECE2-41ac-8429-9F9E963361B7/, sddl=D:A;;GX;;;NS) ... Succeeded
Enabling firewall rule group BranchCache - Content Retrieval (Uses HTTP)... Succ
Setting Service Start Type to Manual... Succeeded
Setting Service Mode... Succeeded
Starting Service... Succeeded

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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 playing around with Server 2012. If I want to have a laptop configured for "at office use" with option to go on site, what would be the best way to do that in order to retain access to shared locations on server that is "at office"?

Should I create a standard windows account unrelated to my domain controller, and have them VPN regardless if they are in office or on site? Or is there a way to have a laptop configured for domain use, where it will still be functional (local computer use) on site outside of the office, even without internet connection (I know you can's VPN without it).


A:Best way to set up local and remote user with Server 2012

Well this is kind of interesting. You can in fact use a domain laptop away from the local network as long as you have logged into int once on the domain so it can cache your password for future log ins. Now comes to the more difficult part of your question's. Accessing files remotely while not online, you can set up what is called offline files. Offline files will give you acess to your files away from domain network. So if you choose to do offline files any changes made to the file while away from the domain controller where you shares are set up will have to be synced once back on the domain network. So if you make changes to lets say docA while off domain network, once you get back to domain network you will have to sync offline files to the server to update any changes you have made. This set up would not require offsite network but can bring problems when syncing once you reconnect on domain. But now lets say you have the same shares and now you have multiple individials with the same access to the shares. Say you make changes to docA and the other person makes changes to docA while offiste. Once you both reconnect and sync to server you could have issues with data such as duplicate information or doc merging. VPN would be the best option for sure....

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I have a user who is using a domain joined Windows 7 Pro PC. She has several printers mapped via a domain print server.
She uses a VPN to connect to another site with a different Windows domain. She logs into the VPN with a user account setup for her on the other domain. She then logs into a RDS server using those same credentials.
The problem is that she is unable to print to any of her local printers from the RD server. The local printers show as being redirected on the RD server.
The redirected printers all look like they're online and she receives no error when printing but nothing comes out of the printer. However, when you view the printers on her PC during an RDS session, they are all showing offline. As soon as you disconnect
from the RD server and the VPN the local printers come back online and anything she tried to print to a redirected local printer while on the server now prints out.
I've checked and the print spooler service on her PC never stops so that's not the cause.
I've checked with another user as user #1's location who sits 10 feet away from her and is mapped to the same local printers. She connects to the other domain via VPN using her own credentials on the other domain and logs into that same RDS server. She then
prints a document to the same redirected printer that user #1 is trying to print to, but in this person's case the document prints out and the local printers on her PC never show as being offline while connected to the VPN and RD... Read more

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Thanks in advance for any help.

We have about 8 computers on a LAN that conncet to a local netowrk printer. We can all each individually carry that printer to our terminal server (using remote desktop), so we can each print from the server to our local machine.

We purchased two new computers which came installed with Vista, insuring all local resources are enabled within Remote Desktop, the printer does not show on the Windows 2003 Terminal Server as it does on all the XP machines.

Printing from the Vista machines to the printer works fine, although we do have some issues locally printing different types of PDF's (sometimes changing "Document Type" to "Document" in our print driver prints the PDF, most times it does not).

Our local network pritner is a Konica-Minolta C352.

Thanks again,

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Hi Everyone,

My Win 7 Home laptop was working fine a couple days ago. Didn't do anything different, didn't download or install anything.

Last night I noticed the fan was running constantly and saw one of the svchosts (the one for windows updates, forgot the name) was consistently at 70% usage. I have updates to notify me of new updates, but let me install.

I manually clicked windows update and saw 36 updates available (no windows update shield in notification area btw). I try to install the updates but it just sits at 0% for a while then I canceled.

I try various ways to fix Windows Update, from MSfixit, various hot fixes, reset and re-register, and running a script that clears all Windows Updates.

I manually try to do Windows Updates again, shows no updates (as history was wiped) And search for updates. The blue bar runs and runs, and just keeps searching.

I ran Cccleaner, Antspyware scans, anti virus scans, spybot, and a few other stuff and still nothing. Any ideas?

A:Svchost almost 100% and Windows Update not pulling updates

Well it happened to me as well... try to run task manager...show all processes.. delete svchost ... after u delete it tends to get that message that u dont want it to consume whole processor.. you may have to restart ... n the problem seems to b with updates to sp1

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I've got a system that was acting weird on, running slow, etc. I did an repair install of Windows 7 SP1 over the existing OS and can't get all of the Windows updates to roll.

I attempted to do SFC /SCANNOW and it reports no integrity violations.

KB947821 was run overnight and this evening, I found the computer still running it with the "Searching for updates" prompt.

CBS folder is attached.

SFCFix shows:
SFCFix version by niemiro.
Start time: 2017-01-07 21:29:07.744
Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - amd64
Not using a script file.

SUMMARY: Some corruptions could not be fixed automatically. Seek advice from helper or sysnative.com.
CBS & SFC total detected corruption count: 0
CBS & SFC total unimportant corruption count: 0
CBS & SFC total fixed corruption count: 0
SURT total detected corruption count: 111
SURT total unimportant corruption count: 0
SURT total fixed corruption count: 0
AutoAnalysis:: directive completed successfully.

Successfully processed all directives.
SFCFix version by niemiro has completed.
Currently storing 0 datablocks.
Finish time: 2017-01-07 21:29:17.739

I've looked around the forums online and tried various things, but can't seem to get the updates to pull down correctly.

Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be provided.

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hello, i want to send files from my computer to the remote one but every time i try i open up windows explorer, click on my drive and it freezes up and goes to not responding, then it loads like 5 minutes later, and the process repeats every time i go to a folder, i am connecting to a windows server 2003 computer. can anyone tell me how i can transfer files faster or if there is another way than using windows explorer? thanks a lot!!

A:Problem Transferring Files from Local to Remote Computer in Remote Desktop

You are trying to do this over Remote Desktop?
I have used this with Windows 2000 Server and my XP computer. I would assume it will work with 2003 server.

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The title says it all! Basically I have a comp running XP pro and I want to be able to work locally on one user account, with some kind of remote access server running on another XP user account so that the remote account and the local account can be used simultaniously. I know that this cannot be done with XP Pro remote desktop and could be by Windows Server 2003 remote desktop, but i need an alternate solution to make this happen.



A:Alternate Remote Desktop application for Simultanious Local/Remote Access

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I don't know what's going on, but here's the problem. I can send email fine from Outlook Express but for some reason it just stopped receiving emails. It gets all the way to the point of "connected"...."receiving mail", but it's getting hung up and not pulling any email through. It just hangs there until I have to ctr+alt+del to exit Outlook.
Any ideas?


A:Outlook Express not pulling email from server

It's probably a corrupted mail on the server.
Try logging in to the webmail interface and delete the offending message.


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It appears a computer with IP:A.b.c.d.
It was trying to reach a 192.168.*.*  inside the DMZ.
can I check windows log to find some detail? which log is useful?
thanks a lot!

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Hello Forum, I installed Lenovo Vantage on my X1Y3, but I just realized that it's not pulling updates from Lenovo appropriately. For example, right now these are the updates available on Lenovo support site that I have not installed, but Lenovo Vantage is saying my system is up to date. Is this normal for Lenovo Vantage?  BIOS Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd Gen (types 20LD, 20LE, 20LF, 20LG)1.12, 24 Apr 2018Intel Thunderbolt software for Windows 10 64-bit - ThinkPad P52s, T580, X1 Yoga17.3.73.350, 20 Apr 2018Intel Gigabit Ethernet Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad P52s, T580, X1 Yoga12.17.8.7, 23 Apr 2018 Thanks a lot for your help!

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How to Block Internet on local Windows XP PC but Not "Skype" and other Locally hosted WebPages { I means, and etc } ?

Here is my Network :

Internet Lease Line---> CentOS Server(with 2 lan cards)---> Local Lan----> Windows XP ( Gateway defined as server IP)

A:Block Internet but Not Skype and Local WebPages Hosted on Local Lan Server

I have 2 users, admin and agent(limited access)

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Hi guys,

I hope there is someone out there who can help me with the following problem:

I have a Windows 7 laptop. On that laptop I have VMWare Player. In the VMWare Player an (Ubuntu) DNS Server is running. The VMWare Player is on it's own Windows interface named VMNet8 (connections are NAT-ed to the guest OS) In my case the DNS server is running on

I have some windows DNS tools, when I run:

dig @ www.example.com
It resolv to the local DNS server, so far so good.

Now I want my browser to resolv to the local DNS server. But it always resolves to the gateway and DNS of the wireless interface. When I specify the IP number of the local DNS server as the primary DNS server for the wireless interface, it doesn't work. Nothing is resolved anymore.

Anyone got an idea how I can get Windows 7 to look at the VMWare local DNS Server?



A:Windows 7 - Resolv to local DNS Server

have you tried to set the dns server address in the actual connection on the end user computers

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I now have 3 W7 PCs (and a few XPs I want to update), and want a couple more, but updating & keeping them that way with my limited-bandwidth/speed ISP is a real challenge! I've tried to utilize the MS Update Catalog so that I only have to download individual updates Once, and I recently found Brink's excellent tutorial on getting a download directly from the WU dialog, but still this is such a chore!

I assume that professionals make updating easier by using MS Update Catalog and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) but I don't run Windows Server and don't want to buy Server and build another computer just for this task.

Can anyone suggest a method to update a PC from a local directory still using the WU dialog? As it is, I have to look at the updates WU is requesting, then open my download directory of update files, find (or download afresh) the right one(s), and then execute them one-by-one, rebooting the PC sometimes, blah, blah it's painful as heck!

Checking all the updates you want and letting WU take-over is so much easier, except that I can't afford either the time OR the bandwidth to do these downloads for each/every computer I own. Is there another way?

A:Any way to point Windows Updates to a local directory?


Unfortunately, this is much easier said than done. It is possible, and I have written a few program scraps to prove viability, and early results are good for this being possible (very simply, ask Windows Update to perform a search for updates, but download only (this is very easy to do), scrape the SoftwareDistribution folder, and implant onto another computer (and before you try, you CANNOT just drop in this folder - it requires using parts of the contents etc. etc.))

So it does appear to be possible for a program (but not a human unless you have a very good knowledge of the SoftwareDistribution folder)

However, demand for such a program is not great, and I have only a limited amount of time to program. I literally have 27 programs for Windows Update bits and bobs which I want to make. Sadly I do not have the time for all of these, or this one. (Currently I am making an automated fixing tool for the 0x800B0100 error code, and a tool to automate certain procedures in the registry which are too complicated (and dangerous) for an average poster to perform)

The only thing you can use to simplify downloading is WSUS Offline: WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection

However, you will need to invest in all of the updates, so watch your downloading total.

I am really sorry that I could not be of more help, but unfortunately, this program is not going to be made


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I have six Windows7 Pro machines. They will not auto download Windows updates because of the proxy. If I click on "Check for Updates" then a small window pops up for proxy credentials. When I put in my credentials, the updates download and install normally. So I am having to do this manually on each computer each week. Is there a way that I can make Windows Update save my proxy credentials so that it can run automatically?

A:Windows Update through local Proxy server?

This article may help...
How the Windows Update client determines which proxy server to use to connect to the Windows Update Web site

...as may these..
Error code 0x8024402C when you try to install updates on Windows Update or Microsoft Update Web sites
How to Configure Windows Update to Use a Proxy Server - O'Reilly Answers

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I have some problems reaching local network , where VPN Windows 2003 server stands.
I have a network, which has a VPN server (LAN ip I created a VPN
server on that server with different subnet for VPN users ( After VPN connection is
initiated , i am able to acces only, but not other PC, which belongs to that network (
all i need to access and I think i need to add somethink to static route table,
or not?
VPN server

IPv4 Route Table
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric 10 10 10 50 10 1 10 1
Default Gateway:
Persistent Routes:

Ipconfig /all

PPP adapter RAS Server (Dial In) Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.25... Read more

A:VPN Windows 2003 server and Local network

You need to either add a static route to each of the host devices you are trying to reach to point to your VPN server as the gateway to your VPN client or you need to add the static route to the router acting as the default gateway to the 10.0.0.x network to point to the VPN server as the gateway for the VPN client.

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I'll be setting up a small network for a client in the next few days, which will consist of 9 computers, all running Windows 7 Professional.

Now, I was thinking, instead of each computer being set to downlaod updates, which would in effect result in the same update being downloaded 9 times, is there a way to perhaps have one of the computers (perhaps a 10th computer in the network can be added and assigned the job) download ALL updates, whether they are required or not, and then have Windows Update point to the "cache" machine and get their appropriate updates from there?

I ask because Internet bandwidth in South Africa is horribly expensive, and ISPs abitralily and forcibly slow you down if they detect that you are "over using your connection".

In order to keep costs down, I'd prefer to not have to setup a machine with Windows Server 2008, and would like to do this with ONLY Windows 7 Professional...

A:Windows Update Local Network Server

You need to wait for someone more knowledgeable than me, but I have one little pearl of wisdom for you! WSUS is the normal way to achieve this, and is in fact the only way I know about. We need to see if we can actually get it onto Vista/7. It will probably put up a fight, and unfortunately, due to server/client networking, probably not work, even if we get it on. However, we can try.

About WSUS. A Network Manager far more knowledgeable than I once told me that you have to be really, really careful with WSUS, and its setup. It does cache updates, and then the clients download them from your local server. It doesn't just stream updates to the client. This is more important than you might think. You MUST tell WSUS what products are installed across your clients, otherwise it will assume that they could have anything installed, and starts cacheing. This means that without careful setup, every single microsoft update ever released will be downloaded, be it for Windows 95, XP, Office 2003, SQL Server 2000, Windows Server 2008 R2, Visual Studio C# Express 2005, DirectX 3.0; you name it. That is a MASSIVE, MASSIVE download! Just thought you should know


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I've had this happen on a couple machines and a couple printers. A local printer is installed and working correctly. After installing some windows updates, all of a sudden the local printer won't print.

On one computer, the print queue shows the print job in the queue, spools and then prints successfully, but never actually physically prints.

On another computer, the print jobs that originally sent to the local printer, get re-directed to some other network printer.

I've already uninstalled and re-installed the printer with the latest drivers.

A:Local Printers won't print after installing Windows Updates

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I had the Developer Preview setup as an RDP server. I can't find the same setting in the Consumer Preview.

Does anyone know where it is or if it is still there?

Thanks in advance,


A:Windows 8 as Remote Desktop Server?

What exactly do you mean by a RDP server?

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Dear all

Not sure if Networking is the right category for this, but here goes...

We have several Windows Server 2003 boxes in a remote hosting centre that we connect to via Remote Desktop Connection from our offices. At the end of each working day, it's usual practice simply to close the RDC window, and in the morning we can reconnect to the same session and quickly resume working. But on a regular basis, one of the boxes (let's call it W2) becomes unreachable by morning, as in, it's unpingable and to all intents and purposes no longer on the internet.

To resolve this we can use Terminal Services Manager on one of the other remote boxes (let's call it W3) to connect to the problem box and reset the session. But we can only do this from W3 - none of the other remote machines can see W2 at this point in time. When the session has been reset, W2 once again becomes reachable remotely.

The Event Log shows up various suggestions but none of them are conclusive. About a week ago I had this, with a Source of "TermDD", which I thought looked promising:

Event ID 50
The RDP protocol component X.224 detected an error in the protocol stream and has disconnected the client.
But I've not had it since and the strage behaviour has continued.

I've also had messages with a Source of "W32Time" that go like this and suggest the moment at which the disconnect occurs:

The time provider NtpClient is currently receiving valid time data ... Read more

A:Remote Windows server becomes unreachable

Is bumping frowned upon around here? Apologies if so...

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Hi. I saw on a website the other day that it is possible to group all your PCs together onto one database and back it all up, access it remotely etc. using Windows Remote Home Server.

The comps involved would be an XP pro, Vista Ultimate and a Vista home premium (which could, i suppose, be upgraded to ultimate)

Does anybody know how this would work as it would be very helpful... They all take their internet from 1 router if it helps.

thanks in advance


A:Windows Remote Home Server

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I have just set up a computer with Windows 7, and I'm apparently missing something simple, but I just can't find it.

I installed Windows 7 on the machine and everything works great. I then joined the computer to a 2003 Server domain. Everything still appeared to work fine. However, when I log into the domain on the Windows 7 computer, I don't have the correct permissions on the local machine.

I can access the domain. The login works fine. There are no errors. However, when I try and access anything on the local drive, like explorer.exe, it tells me that I don't have the permissions to access it. I can run some programs, in some directories (like Program Files), but if I try and run anything in the Windows directory, I don't have permission. I can access things on the domain, and I can even use Firefox to view the contents of domain machines, mapped network drives, and even the local C drive. I just cannot run anything that's in the local Windows directory.

I can access the local drive using either the domain administrator account, or the local machine administrator account. However, using either of those accounts, I'm not allowed to change permissions on that folder! I can see that the folder is set as read only, but when I attempt to remove the read-only flag (using either account), it tells me that I don't have permission to do that.

I've also tried to give the domain user administrator permission on the local machine, but that has no effect either. That part really con... Read more

A:Windows 7, 2003 Server Domain, Local Permission

This thread at TechNet seems to relate to your problem. It mentioned something about you need to set the password the same as the Administrator's password of the Windows 2000 system. And also you need to change the NTLM authentication level in Windows 7. Even though you are on server 03 this may still apply.

Read it here> Can't connect Windows 7 Pro to Windows 2000 server Domain.

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Wondering if someone can help me out with this.  I have my Windows 7 Enterprise 64 SP1 box on a domain.  Our corporate office setup a 2008 R2 SP1 print server and created a few queues on it.  When I try to go to start and then type in the
\\servername I get
\\servername is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The remote procedure call failed.  When I try to access the same server
from an XP SP3 machine it opens up fine using my same credentials. I have also tried this from another user's machine who has 7 Enterprise x64, whose machine was built differently than mine and I can get to it fine from that system too.  Any ideas what
I am missing here? We run McAfee here and I've tried stopping all the services, and played around with a bunch of other things too, so far to no avail.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Remote Server Not Accessible - Remote Procedure Call Failed

I can't think of any off hand that would restrict just one resource - that's not to say there aren't though.  Here's what you can do to check the Services:
Note that you must be logged in as a Domain Admin or have Local Admin privileges on the machines.
Start up two instances of services.msc.
On one of them connect to one of the Windows 7 machines that is working properly.  The other leave connected locally.  
Now go down the list and make sure the services on your machine match the services on the working machine.  If they don't, change them so that they do.  Pay particular attention to the Server and Workstation services.  Also the Remote Procedure
Call and RPC Endpoint Mapper services.

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Hi, i do have a Linksys ISR, windows 2003 enterprise edition and a Public IP address. I would like to setup an FTp site on the windows 2003 pc using my public IP. I successfully managed to do it over the LAN and both downloads and uploads are fine however when it comes to setting it up over the Internet i terribly misfire. I do not have any experience in setting up a public IP and i do not know how to configure it on the machine so that it's accessible over the internet.
any help will be more than appreciated.

A:Setting up a remote FTP server on windows 2003

I am not an expert on this subject, but have you opened up a specific port on the Linksys router for your remote FTP Client to get into the LAN and be forwarded to the FTP Server? My router requires this for an remote application to get into the network.

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I need help
I use to be able to do it with no hassles last year
To connect to different client through out internet using VNC
I decided to try RDP (remote control protocol) or maybe called RDA(remote control administration)
One site is running SERVER 2003
Few other site run WINXP Pro(have full admin privileges to all )
I have been trying for the last few days to no avail
I can log on and control the server PC on local network using it’s local IP (192.168.x.x) using Windows remote control facility. NO PROB
Now if I go to another site ,(we are going to call it WORKING SITE) try to log onto my home network NO GO.
Try VNC same NO GO
Go back home and try to log on to WORKING SITE , after setting all the correct bits, again NO GO
Have run “netstat” and port 3389 is listening
Am I missing something?

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We have just acquired a Quad-core Xeon, 4GB RAM dedicated server running Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 32bit. We are using the server to run game and VoIP servers mainly in consoles. This requires that a user be logged in to launch the servers. We access the server via remote desktop.

I have set the server to automatically login on boot using the registry method so that if the server crashes when I am not around the server can restart itself and re-run all the software (using the start menu "Startup" folder).

The problem is that when I login via Remote Desktop the OS creates a NEW SESSION under the same username rather than just connect to the existing session. Yesterday we had three sessions running on the server all using the same username and so each of them was running duplicate apps. This was because the automatic login method created a session, and both myself and another admin logged into the server via remote desktop creating three sessions in parallel.

How do we force the server to accept only one session per username?


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On my school network, the Windows XP Remote Desktop Client is available but all internet connections must go through the network proxy server (which only allows port 80). The problem is not the port 80 restriction (the pc that I want to connect to is running remote desktop on port 80) but getting the client to use the proxy. Is there anything I can do that will allow me to use to proxy (i have access to the registry if that helps)?


A:Windows XP Remote Desktop with a proxy server?

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This update addresses the "Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Updates Needed for Exchange Titanium Beta" issue in Windows XP, and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article 331320. Download now to get the updates needed for the Exchange Titanium Beta.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP

Windows XP Professional
Windows XP Home Edition




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I need to find a particular failed update on a remote machine, is there a way to do that thru computer management|event viewer? Or is there another method to view failed updates remotely?

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I have 2 users 2 laptops both windows 7 Prof 64 bit - connecting to a Windows 2008
Server via Terminal Server, mainly one laptop gets an occasional black screen, when minimizing the session, working on the laptop and then goes back to the session it sometimes takes 30 sec to 2 min and then the user is back connected to the server like nothing
happens, the other laptop has an occasional a black screen but not as much and does the same all day, minimizing working on the desktop going back to the remote session etc.
I had Dell Support look at all the settings on the server and everything looks fine. 

The connection is not disconnected when it comes back up.

Any ideas what could cause this issue ?

Our ISP is Comcast 

thanks for any feedback 

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Hi there,

I've worked for a long time with xampp on Windows and never had this problem.

I try to access PHPmyAdmin and this error message appears:
#2002 - The server is not responding (or the local MySQL server's socket is not correctly configured)


A:XAMPP - #2002 - The server is not responding (or the local MySQL server's socket is n

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We have a vendor that needs to remote access to one of our Windows 2003 Server. He is able to VPN into our network, but unable to Remote Desktop to the server. I was able to get him in before, but had to redo my network last week and can't remember what i did.

Any help would be great before I do the 'trial and error' method.

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Hi, I am wondering if there is a remote desktop download for the 98 platform? I mean not the client, but so I can use my xp computer to remote to my 98 computer. I realise there are other 3rd party vnc's out there but does microsoft have an addon download or what?

A:Solved: remote desktop server for windows 98se?

NO. VNC is your only route for 9X.

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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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Hi All,
    On Windows 7, how do I run a Remote Desktop (RDP, MSRSC) server with 3DES disabled?
Many thanks, -T

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I generally dont post but I hope someone can help me with this problem.

Wiped my PC over the weekend, reinstalled some of the programs, updated to SP1 and now the Remote Desktop server config is completely gone (see images below).

OS is Win7 Pro x64

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this (other than another reinstall Id rather avoid that).

A:Remote Desktop Server config missing from Windows 7 Pro

Have you gotten it working yet?

If you check the box, perhaps click apply, maybe even have to close and reopen-- do the options not appear??? That is where it should show you the settings to configure it.

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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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Hi all,

i'm running Windows 7 Home Premium and when I launch Windows Remote Assistance (msra.exe)
I get the following error message:

A referral was returned from the Server

I've tried to right click and "Run as Administrator" but it gives the same error.

Does anybody have any idea on that ?


A:A referral was returned from the Server - Windows Remote Assistance

Same problem showed up yesterday. Can't find anything on it except your post.
Disabling security software, reboots, etc. does not fix.
I'm actually attempting to office remote assistance as I'm the main Help Desk guy at our company.

%windir%\System32\msra.exe /offerra
Tried C:\Windows\System32\msra.exe /offerra and both without the /offerra switch.

Even though I am a domain administrator I tried running 'as administrator' too and it did not work.
It has been working since we set up the new GP/firewall settings (over a year....no recent changes in GP or Firewall). Then yesterday it just stopped.)

Remote Desktop works fine.
Windows 7 enterprise SP1 64 bit

The day before I did run Microsoft updates. See Attached list. Not sure if I tried remote assistance since the updates before yesterday.

Did the original poster run Microsoft updates recently?

I'm hoping the fix is something else before I start uninstalling them.

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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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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!

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!
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I have a new customer with a Windows 2003 server that I inherited from their previous IT provider. The server is *not* set up as a domain controller and just handles basic file and application sharing via a workgroup security model.

They called me when they started losing their connectivity to shares on the server. They also could not log in to their server because it would not accept the password for the Administrator. I initially suspected someone had accidentally reset the password, but after arriving onsite I noticed that all of the local machine passwords had been changed (which is why the shares weren't working) and I couldn't log in at all. I suspected a virus and, after using a third party software to reset the administrator password so I could log in, I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and, sure enough, there were several infections, one of which was detected as a Rootkit component. I cleaned up the infection, rebooted, reran Malwarebytes, cleaned up a couple more components, rebooted and reran and came up clean. I reset the passwords on all accounts and everything was good.

Yesterday, they called with the same problem. Apparently the virus wasn't gone. I redid the whole process and this time ran several other malware and rootkit detection tools including Malwarebytes again, Norton Power Eraser, Sophos AntiRootkit, Windows malicious software removal tool and Root Repealer. Everything came up clean. Additionally, I found that nearly all the compu... Read more

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I am running Windows 7 Pro Service pack 1.
The other day I applied all updates from Microsoft and now I am unable to start Remote Desktop Services in 'Services'
I get the message....
"Windows could not start the Remote Desktop Service on Local computer"
"Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified"
I have googled various articles but with no successful solutions
Any suggestions appreciated
Thank you

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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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I have windows server 2003 running terminal services, and when I remote desktop to it - this is what happens

1st connect - everything's fine, runs smoothly
2nd conect - message "could not connect to remote computer, check connections..."
3rd connect - "the remote computer ended the connection"

Help me. I am going out of my mind. I have to restart the server everytime this happens.

I regularly need to connect to the server, and its very annoying.

A:Windows Server 2003 - Remote Desktop/Terminal Services

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