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Remote Access not working on Windows Home Server 2011

Q: Remote Access not working on Windows Home Server 2011

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.

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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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I have two Windows 7 machines which both flawlessly access my Home Server 2011 via Remote Desktop.

When I attempt to access the Hone Server via Live Live Mesh "Connect to this Computer" I receive a log in screen request for a Ctrl-Alt-Del. Clicking the Remote Desktop Window link to issue the request has no affect. No other action is available except to disconnect from the server.

How do I solve this issue?


A:Windows Live Remote Acces to Home Server 2011

Have you tried pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del ? Remotely the command is Ctrl-Alt-End. If it's what I think it is after doing so you should have a login screen to enter your user name and password for that computer.

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I recently installed the free version of a program called "Orb" which is described as a media anywhere program that basically makes any media files on a home PC accessible (via remote access) while you are away from home (username and password protected). I felt as though this was safe enough given the password protection so I installed it on my computer and was able to access my media files away from home (it was pretty cool). (This is where I downloaded Orb, https://mycast.orb.com/orb/html/login.html. The bottom of the page provides description of sevices and tech notes)

A couple days after installing Orb I wanted to add my music library to my media database. While uploading these files I noticed my current antivirus software Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2011 (TMTIS 2011) was warning me that that a program on my computer was displaying trojan like behavior (I had my internet traffic security settings in TMTIS 2011 on "high"). I *vaguely* recall the reason was because Orb was trying to "open network connections". I did a google search and found that other people had this same trouble with Orb and other antivirus software and that you could just give Orb privelages in order to allow it to operate. I tried to allow Orb to operate in my TMTIS 2011 but found this did not stop the warnings so I, foolishly I admit, turned TMTIS 2011 off, left the house for the day and enjoyed some music at my work. I figured I would find some other ant... Read more

A:Trojan.zbot.gen found using "Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2011"; Remote access to home PC media files via...

Update: I have checked with Malwarebytes and TMTIS 2011 and neither programs found anything. I connected to the internet shortly and tried to navigate some pages but it was really sluggish and I'm pretty sure something is still up so I disconnected it again. I'm now awaiting any replys for help, thanks.Oh and I also uninstalled Orb before connecting to the internetRunning XP as well

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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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I see Windows Home Server 2011 is $52.99 on Amazon, while Windows 7 Home Premium is $99.99. I understand generally that the two versions are targeted for
different uses, but ..... what's wrong with using WHS 2011 on a workstation/PC?
Is WHS 2011 missing important features for normal PC users? Thx, Gus

A:Windows Home Server 2011

It is missing some features, but mainly the compatibility will be issues. It is a server OS, meaning you'll need server-compatible system utilities. WHS is also designed to be headless, and managed remotely.

The main point is, if you go to the store looking for a hammer, don't buy a screw driver just because it's cheaper. Use the right tool for the job.

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Although this is not related to the Windows 7 OS, I do have a question regarding the Windows Home Server 2011 software. I have bought this software online today and was wondering if anyone has used it and/or has had great success with it. I was thinking about running it and deploying its features/functions across my network through a virtual machine. Would this be a good or bad idea? Essentially, the VM would only be ran when a network machine was needed. The alternative was going to be using an XP tower that's about 6 years old and I don't know if I would trust it on for 12-24 hours because of its age.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows Home Server 2011

Cody, Windows server 2011 is a subset of server 2008. It works fine as it will allow you to backup your local machines and allow the sharing of files. It should be on a separate machine that is on all the time. Not a VM as that would not be as reliable as a separate computer.
Just install it on a separate machine and make sure that the ventilation is good.


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I recently read the following about Windows Home Server 2011

..... Microsoft announced that they are removing Drive Extender from the next version (Version 2) of Windows Home Server 2011. Drive Extender is a critical piece of technology that allows you to easily add more hard drives to your server, have a single pool of storage for all your data, and it provides for data redundancy - so if one hard drive crashes, your data is kept on a 2nd hard drive....Click to expand...

Can anyone confirm whether the above statement is correct/incorrect?

The report does not state whether "Drive Extender" is to be replaced by newer functionality, it simply states that this functionality will no longer be available in WHS.

My own view of WHS was that the functionality provided by "Drive Extender" was the heart of the system and in fact the primary purpose of having another layer of OS functionality in addition to the local layer (e.g. XP, Vista, W7).

I am confused as to what the purpose would be of installing WHS if it did not have "Drive Extender" technology. Am I not understanding something of basic importance here


A:Windows Home Server 2011

Pretty sure I can confirm that. I beta tested most of the WHS versions and I did get an email straight from the WHS Manager a few months ago saying that they were going to do that. I think with the advent of really cheap Terrabyte hard drives they no longer felt Drive Extender was needed.

I had heard a rumor that 3rd party developers were going to write their own add-ons to work like Drive Extender.

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I have installed WHS 2011 several times onto 2 separate Sata HDD's and received the same random BSOD on both installs. 0x00000019 BAD_POOL_HEADER

Ive ran a full chkdsk on both the HDD's I have and also ran memory tests on the 4GB of RAM I have with no errors.

I have an unknown device that is not installed correctly in device manager a media audio controller.

The RIG im using is a HP workstation xw6200 which shipped with XP installed and runs fine but still has the unknown device in device manager.

I have tried to DL the drivers from HP website for the vista 64 bit version for the audio drivers it supplies but they do not resolve the unknown device, that doesnt really matter as Im not playing sound from my server anyway, just thought you would want to know in case its whats causing my problem.

This problem happens randomly whenever it feels like and whether the RIG is logged into the admin account for the server or not.

I remember reading a fix for windows server 2003 for an NTFS corruption but im unsure of whether this will resolve this issue?

I have attached my dump files in the zip so if your into it and can look through it then please tell me what I can do to fix it.

If you want anymore info let me know.


A:HP XW6200 Windows Home Server 2011

The 13 dump files all show "BAD_POOL_HEADER" with Ntoskrnl.exe... This usually points to memory issues. What program did you use to check the memory? Can you swap it out for test purposes?

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So, I'm doing the preliminary work to potentially replace an aging file server that I currently have in my house. A few days ago, I did the research on simply doing a NAS device (like the NetGear Ready NAS Ultra 2 Plus) and am generally pretty happy with what I have found. Now, I am considering the alternative of using something else like Windows Home Server 2011 and giving it a fair shake.

My original goal was to have something
1). Simple...didn't really want to have another system to maintain
2). Inexpensive....I don't need astounding performance
3). Quiet and Low Power Consumption
4). Data Protection is important, although I will back up regularly and keep offsite.
5). Offer DNLA support for streaming to devices like my PS3 and Xbox 360.

I'm starting to reconsider the use of the NAS device, as the RAID 1 will cost me 50% of my usable space. With something like Windows Home Server, I can choose to NOT duplicate some of the non important stuff (Internet downloads, ISO's...all that stuff that I can simply re-download in the event of a catastrophe)...and this means that I will have more disk space usable within my server.

Originally, when Windows Home Server came out, I was very excited about the Drive Extender technology that allowed for easy drive pooling..but then Microsoft decided to discontinue DE for Windows Home Server 2011. From what I have found, there are 3rd party vendors out there, making Add-In support that seems good (StableBit...I te... Read more

A:Considering a Windows Home Server 2011 Build

Y'know - I went down this path 6 months ago. Eventually I ended up on Windows 2008 R2. The main reason instead of WHS 2011 was that I also run WSUS, Coldfusion, Firebird DB Server, and IIS. WHS was not the right choice.

But, I was previously running on Windows XP, and it did everything I needed. The only reason I upgraded to Win 2008 R2 standard was so I could take advantage of more memory.

I have a Technet subscription so cost of the OS was largely moot.

My system has 7 x 2TB WD EARX SATA 3 drives ($400~), though I don't have 7 SATA3 ports, so some of the drives are running at SATA 2.

I settled on an Intel I5-2400 CPU ($177), which is only marginally overclocked, 8 GB Corsair CL7 1600 MHZ memory ($69), on a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3R-B3 mobo. I put in a GTX 450 1GB Video card ($80), because I had it lying around, and there is no Video on the Z68X mobo ($149). The case is an Antec 900 - 2; Only because I like that case, it costs $90 and its easy to keep cabling tidy and with 7 drives I was worried heat would be a problem. As it is, temps are running at 27C most of the time. All fans are set on low speed, and I'm running a stock cooler.

The PSU is an ANTEC Truepower 750W ($132).

The system costs approximately 8 cents per hour to run. (Given that we pay 26.5c per Kilowatt)

The Z68X only has a single Gigabit NIC. On reflection, the only thing I would change is running two NICs. I have gigabit cabling and switches throughout the house, so I could have improved overall per... Read more

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Hey - I am looking to get some help with a WHS 2011 dump file. Can I use the same instructions/utility for Win7/Vista listed in the instructions?

A:Windows Home Server 2011 BSOD

Hi and Welcome to TSF
Can you list the specs of your Computer? Make and Model if custom build then list the parts
Also you can upload the dump file here

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My WHS Dashboard will just close out after a few seconds of it being open. I cannot do anything in that time period. It also happens from the web, and from the server itself. Help?

EDIT: M$ helped me and it is all fixed.

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I have a Microtik router and can't figure out how to make my IP address static. I believe this is why my remote access on Plex is not working. Please help!

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I have been given a PC with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
This was a client PC from a small old Windows Home Server 2011 system which has now been dismantled as the server PC failed.
My unit works fine but I cannot remove the irritating Server client items from it - Launchpad and Alert Services etc etc.
Have looked everywhere on the disk but cannot find any uninstall file anywhere.
All the relevant files seem to be in the ?Program Files?, ?Windows Server? , ?Bin? folder but nothing found there. No separate uninstalling prog will work either.
Have considered starting up the PC in Safe Mode, physically removing the Windows Server folder and contents then running a registry cleaner to tidy up the loose ends.
Am concerned that this might make the PC unstable so ask if anyone has any useful suggestions. For now I have worked through the Start Up process and inhibited the ones considered relevant. Also CCleaner has stopped the Launchpad.This has worked but would like to permanently remove the unwanted items.

A:Removal of Windows Home Server 2011 client software

No one has supplied any suggestions as to my programme removal so decided to risk it and do it myself as described.
Backed up whole HD plus registry, restarted in basic Safe Mode then physically removed all traces of WHS 2011 in file system.
Emptied Recycle Bin then restarted as normal.
No disasters occurred so used CCleaner and Advanced Uninstaller PRO. They mopped up the loose ends and everything seems to be fine now. Job done!
I suppose the same process could be used for most difficult to remove items.

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I have created a Windows Home Server 2011 VM as a guest OS inside of Windows 10, which is the host OS. The VM is working and the networking is working (whew!). But I cannot figure out a way to get the integration services working. I've already selected Enhanced Session Mode in the Hyper-V Manager and Guest Services in the Integration Services portion of the VM settings. Can someone please provide me with a clue on how to get this working?
Thank you.

A:Hyper V: Integration Services for Windows Home Server 2011 VM?

Originally Posted by elessar25

I have created a Windows Home Server 2011 VM as a guest OS inside of Windows 10, which is the host OS. The VM is working and the networking is working (whew!). But I cannot figure out a way to get the integration services working. I've already selected Enhanced Session Mode in the Hyper-V Manager and Guest Services in the Integration Services portion of the VM settings. Can someone please provide me with a clue on how to get this working?
Thank you.


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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 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!
Win7N... Read more

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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 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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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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In our office we use Windows Small Business Server 2011 Remote Web Access.
One of our users is logging into their work PC using Laptop at home via Remote Web Access and everything is working fine however she is wanting to print to her printer at home attached to the laptop but can't do that.  One way around it is by sending an e-mail form her work PC to her private e-mail with the files attached to print however this is very long winded. 
I am wanting to know if there is a way to print to the home printer while logged into work PC via Remote Web Access?

A:SBS 2011 Remote Web Access Printing Issue

do you have the exact same printer driver installed on the sbs as well as the home pc? the drivers have to be exactly the same to do remote printing.

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I would like to have remote access to my desktop by my iPad Air2, IOS 9.2.1 & I would like to remote access my sister's laptop running Windows 10 home version. I have wireless connection & she is wired if that makes any difference. The research I have done tells me I need the Pro version at $200 or I need to run a server. I have SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition in my program files that I can run. Will that server allow me to use Remote Desktop? I obviously know nothing about this so please do not be technical in your answers. Do you have any inexpensive suggestions? I would appreciate any help.

A:Remote access for Windows 10 Home Version

Welcome to the forum.

Home editions of Windows (any version) cannot act as a host for Remote Desktop. SQL Server makes no difference.

You will need a third party solution.

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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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I just installed a windows home server 2011 box on the network, all the other systems on my network are Win7 64 Ultimate, with Kaspersky KIS 2011 as the AV/FW.

The only thing I have done to the home server 2011 is all of the MS updates and added one user name (so I would be able to connect to it)


No matter what browser I use I always am getting a 404. Ive tried both firefox and IE9. the syntax i am using to try to connect is http://servername/connect

I should note that I have tried TWO installs at this point with no luck, any ideas?

A:Home Server 2011 help! cant connect

also tried doing a http://IPADDRESS/connect to no avail, trying to rule out the DNS

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Hi, can anyone tell me if Windows 7 Home Premium supports remote desktop connections?  In the "compare" list that Microsoft gives comparing all versions of Windows 7 there is no indication that it doesn't.  But in looking at the instructions on
this page:
On the screenshot under #3 - on my computer the bottom part of that window called REMOTE DESKTOP doesn't show up!  So just wondering if I need a different version.  

A:Does Windows 7 Home Premium Support Remote Desktop Access

All editions of Windows 7 include Remote Desktop Connection.


You can use Remote Desktop to initiate a connection from any edition of Windows 7.
You can connect to computers running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise.
You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.

For more information, please refer to this article:

Remote Desktop Connection: frequently asked questionsPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi, I am trying to download Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1, however, the download site is very slow to load, and the download times out. 
The link to Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 is.
Is it slow for other people as well?

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A few days ago, AT&T U-Verse remotely accessed my Windows XP system to clean out what they identified as malware preventing me from accessing the internet through the usual icons/steps. Since that successful procedure, I no longer have my auto start of screensaver after 3 minutes of idleness. I have read quite a few "suggestions" such as disabling conflicting programs -- including Ehtray.exe which I don't seem to have. I am not as knowledgeable as I like to think concerning these things, so I get myself into trouble followed by frustration, panic, etc. So could any of you help me through this to get my AUTOMATIC start of screensaver? Oh yes, I have checked through START/Power Options that my screensaver settings are operative and not in conflict with time settings for /turn off monitor after 15 min, system standby after 20 min and system hibernates after 45 min. Step by step help would be appreciated! And, I apologize if I have listed this is in the incorrect category.

A:Windows XP Screensaver stops working after AT&T remote access

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I have Windows XP home...at home, and I would like the capabilites of Remote Desktop Server so I can log into it from afar. Is this possible? Any recomendations? I don't want...or have for that matter...the money for XP Pro, plus I only want this one feature. Can that functionality be purchased or turned on? If not, any open source software that will do the same?

Thanks in advance

A:Remote Desktop Server+XP Home

This is your lucky day.


It is free, and most likely serve your goals.

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I have an account at work on a microsoft exchange server. Is there anyway for me to configure my outlook xp on my home machine so as to receive mails from this server?

I tried the following so far. I went to my control panel and clicked on Mail - Email Accounts-Add a new Email Account. The I selected Microsoft Exchange server from the options available to me. I put in the server name (xxxxxxmail.abc.com) and in the field where it says User name, I put in the user name I usually use to connect to my server at work (is the same user name I use to connect to Outlook Web Access for the same account). I then clicked on Check Name and it can't seem to find my account.

Am i doing something wrong or just trying to do something thats basically not possible?

Any help is much much appreciated.

Thanks a ton,

A:Connecting outlook xp at home to remote mail server

Ewww, exchange from home. I just set up my first EX Server here at work. I'm no pro, but here's some of what I've learned.

First off, my guess is that the exchange server that you're trying to use won't allow you to connect to it via an Exchange account in Outlook.
Mainly because Exchange listens for clients on port 135, which is ripe for attacks, hence, most likely not available from the internet.
If you can connect through a vpn to the network that the exchange server is on, that's the way to go. Otherwise...

Setting up a POP3 account in Outlook may work. If you want, you can set outlook to leave a copy of your emails on the server, so you'll be able to still see all of them while using the exchange account (in the office or whatnot).
BUT...with that setup, there's a good chance that from home, you'll only be able to receive emails but not send them. That's partially because many ISP's, in an effort to slow down spam senders, block the ports used for sending email out. But you block some, you block all.
Fortunately there is a bit of a way to skirt around that if your isp has their own email servers set up the right way (for you):
In outlook, in your POP3 account, there is an area where you put in the name of your pop and smtp servers.
If you can recieve email from your mail server, your half-way there. Leave that as is.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Thanx for taking the time to help...

My friend sent me your link to the helpful info page you have for fixing my problem...

As part of my problem is i can't install downloaded programmes you sugest using a usb stick and downlpoad from a clean pc...

I did that, but it still wont install on the infected pc...

The actual note that pops up is the 'registry can't find the requested environment' - or 'the environment registry is missing' or something like that...

I'm stumped!

Any ideas???

Thanx again x

ps: i don't know how to zip the notepad files, but since they are frm this laptop - the clean one - im not sure you'd want them anyway...

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I followed these instructions to get it working :

And a couple of months after I got it working it just stopped working all of a sudden, and the "terminal services" disappeared out of the services manager, and I tried to reinstall in twice and it still will not show up, I don't know what to do besides reformat.

I have windows Xp Home SP2 (I didn't upgrade past that because it works and works better than last time I had sp3, So I'm just going to leave it for now.

A:Remote desktop stoped working on XP Home (I did have it working)

Use ultraVNC server and viewer. Works much better and less of a lag on system. I also think you need netframework.

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Does home 7 have the ability to access someones computer or do you need 7 professional

A:can you use remote access on home 7

It has the remote desktop client. So you can remote into any computer that has terminal services.

You cannot remote into Home versions of MS operating systems.
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Evening all

Just wanted some advice on remote connecting to my machines on my LAN. I have a desktop running Win 7 Home, a laptop running Win 7 Pro and my media machine running Win 7 Home.

I would really like to access my media machine running Win 7 Home remotely on my LAN from my desktop machine also running Win 7 Home and i wanted to use RDP as it seems straight forward for what i need. I understand that it does not work when trying to remote access from a Home Premium machine to another one which is a real pain! I was wondering as i have full access with RDP on my Laptop running Win 7 Pro could i perhaps copy all the RDP files from the Pro version to my Home Premium version to allow full access to RDP on both my Home Premium machines?

Hope someone can help

Many Thanks

A:Remote access on home LAN

I have great connections with TeamViewer at remote locations & even in the same building over the internet, even when they are on the same network


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I am having trouble forwarding ports on my BT Home Hub 2.0, I have setup a VNC server on my desktop machine at home, I have set this up to use port 2020.

On my laptop (on my home LAN) if I open a web browser and type "" I get the VNC viewer applet in the web browser and can control the PC through this remote interface.

So I login to my BT Home Hub and I manually setup the port forward settings:

Protocol: Any
Port Range: 2020 to 2020
Translate To: 2020
Protocol: Any
Trigger Port: 2020
Accessing my VNC server just isn't working which is really strange because I'm 110% that I've set everything up properlly! Maybe its time to sack off the crappy BT router and get something that actually works... I used to have this setup perfectly in my last house with a different router.
Any ideas?

A:Remote Access through BT Home Hub 2.0

I suggest using the standard ports for VNC, which would be 5900 for the first (or only) screen.

Next, try GoToMyVNC to test if your firewall rules are all good and it can see the VNC server.

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I have this application where I want a new hire to fill out an Access record for their application. I want the HR receptionist to be able to control that new hire's use of the computer. I thought I would have the NH (New Hire) go to a computer logged into the terminal server and enter their data. I would have the receptionist create the record and get them started and the rest would just be a fill in the blanks and click the next button. A former network administrator set me up so when I click on the Remote Control to a terminal server user, I can connect without them having to give me permission. I want to set the receptionist up the same way, but I don't neccesarily want to give her admin rights. is that possible?

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I am trying to add a new remote desktop to my Server, but when i go to Computer Management Console the Local Users and Group branch is missing? I can't find it anywhere and want to know if it could be hidden or moved or something? Anyhelp is much appreciated, I've attached a print screen of my Computer Management Console (which is missing the Local Users Group)

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I have to share some PDF files with members of my organization, I have a Windows XP Pro box dedicated for this. Currently they can access it from within the office as a shared folder. I would like to make it available remotely is there a better way other then as a FTP access.


A:Setting up remote access file server

Yes. VPN access.

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Hi Team,

I plan to get a mac mini. I would like to have direct access to the machine remotely, just like i did when i connected my laptop pc to my desktop pc via VNC.

My specific question :- is it possible to access the mac via a remote client so that it opens in a window on a Win7 64bit I7 pc?

I ultimately want to control the mac desktop via my win7 pc, mouse and keyboard.

Thanks in advance.

A:Remote Access to Mac mini via VNC client/server

Why wouldn't you just install VNC on your new Mac machine, allowing it to be controlled from the PC?

The product itself is cross-platform.

There are downloads for each host and each client environment.

I'm not a Mac person and only use VNC for Windows hosts and clients. But the product's description certainly shows it as being intended to be cross-platform capable.

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I couldn't find a Windows Server2003 so i figured i might still get help in this forum...

I am trying to add a new remote desktop to my Server, but when i go to Computer Management Console the Local Users and Group branch is missing? I can't find it anywhere and want to know if it could be hidden or moved or something? Anyhelp is much appreciated, I've attached a print screen of my Computer Management Console (which is missing the Local Users Group)

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Description of Systems:
Two independent family companies, each with their own LAN, FILE SERVERS and WIN98 Workstations, each operating independently and successfully using different workgroup names. One company is using WIN2000 Server and the other WIN2000 Pro on the file server and all workstations use WIN98. Both FILE SERVERS are using NTSF file system on the partitioned drive for the files being shared. Everybody has DSL. I am wanting to be able to work from my home and access the files, via the internet, on each file server.

- I am able to intermittently map to the “WIN2000 Server” fileserver using a WIN98 workstation via the internet.
- I am able to consistantly map to the “WIN2000 Server” fileserver using a “WIN2000 Server” workstation via the internet.
- I am unable to map to the “WIN2000 PRO” fileserver, using a WIN98 workstation via the internet.
- I am able to map to one of the WIN98 workstations on the WIN2000 PRO network.
- I am able to ping the “WIN2000 PRO” fileserver but unable to map to the file I need.
- In all cases I am able to ping and/or connect, using PCAnywhere, to any and all servers and workstations from my workstation at home via the internet.

Please help!!!

A:Remote access to file server via the internet

Make sure that NetBIOS is bound to your network card on the server/PC you are trying to connect to. Big security risk doing this though...anyone can access your files!! If you have a firewall open to the proper ports with letting static IP's in thru them then you should be fine.

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I work in a small company with around 40 employess and most of them access our server through remote desktop connection. Most of them have limited capabilities and some were assigned admin rights.
Few days ago someone tried to mess with some confidential folders and we couldnt even open them logged in as administrator. Is a 2003 windows server. My question is if theres a way to track the activity and find out who might have done the changes? The IT guy said there is no way to track it, but since it must have been through one of those remote sessions I think probably theres a way?

Thank you

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