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Q: VPN setup for a group of multiple offices

Hello, one of our client has a retail shops in multiple locations in the country, all the retail shops are connected to the head office via ADSL internet. The head office has an inventory application. We need to place one PC at every shop and connect to the head office inventory server to work remotely.

I need to some suggestions and better security solution please?

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Hello, I am currently working as the IT for this clinic and 9 other clinics as well. We are all networked in together despite being miles apart from one another. We currently have an older computer running XP as a file server, so certain files can be accessed and updated from any of these clinics. The problem is, that there can only be 20 users accessing it at once. We have grown just in the short time I have been here. This computer was setup before I was hired on. We are now in need another computer to give us the same functions. Most of our computers now are on Windows 7 64bit. There are still plenty Xp computers as well. I am wondering how to get a Windows 7 computer to host files in the same way. I can get it to where this entire building can access this public folder but none of the other clinics can. Are ip setup is like this. 192.168.1.x---192.168.10.x The second to last digit represents the office. There will be 10 offices in all that will need access. Any ideas how to make it so all offices can reach this folder?

P.S. I can dig up an Xp computer if it will be easier.

A:Multiple offices

You are still going to be limited on the number of simultaneous connections... I would personally put a linux smb server in place of that current file server if someone has the skill to set one up and manage it (hint: you).


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I have recently discovered the Group Policy function in XP Pro and I have found some options I would like to apply to individual users. Is there a way I can do this? e.g. Would i log on as each user, modify the settings, then log off? Is there an easier way or a manual explaining this somewhere?

Thanks in advance.


A:Group Policy Setup

I believe only the Administrator can change Group Policy seetings. Therefore you will need to be logged in as Admin.
See if any of these help



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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 95 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1919 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1200 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381451 MB, Free - 253187 MB;
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Hi, I just added a new HP Win8.1 computer, and want to use this older Win7 as a secondary HOME GROUP computer. I've never set up a network before and I can't seem to figure out why I can't get it added to the group. I do not have a password on this Win7 unit and didn't want one. Is that the problem?

Please speak baby-language to me on this subject.

Thanks from Jack

A:Home Group Setup Troubles only with Win7

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 95 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1919 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1200 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381451 MB, Free - 253170 MB;
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

First, I don't understand why my posted question is gone.

Here it is again: Am trying to link my Win7 computer to a home group with my new Win8 computer. Cannot get Win7 to connect due to "Unable to open Service Control Manager". I have no knowledge of networks, and reading about it online is confusing.

Can someone offer advice for a simple mind here?

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Over the last few days I've been browsing this forum trying to sort out why I can't setup a Home Group, I've read a lot of suggestions and tried them, to speed thing up a bit I thought I would ask the brains trust where I should go from here.

Below is a list showing what I've done already.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, AVG virus software
Switched Off Firewall - No Change

"Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)" ticked
Turned Off Firewall

Home group troubleshooter - This computer is not connected to a Home group

Peer Networking Identity Manager Started
Peer Networking Grouping Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start
Dependant on - Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Peer Networking Identity Manager

Peer Name Resolution Protocol error 0x80630203
Dependant on - Peer Networking Identity Manager

PNRP Machine Name Publication Service Publication Service Error: 1068 The dependency service or group failed to start
Dependent on - Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Peer Networking Identity Manager

DHCP Client Started
DNS Client Started
Network Connections Started
Network Location Awareness Started
Server Started
WLAN Autoconfig Started
Workstation Started

Advanced sharing settings
Turn On Network Discovery
Turn On File and Printer Sharing
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A:Trying to setup a Home Group - keep banging hy head against the wall

I'm not sure what the problem might be at this point but the Windows firewall needs to be turned on.

Try going through the Homegroup trouble shooter first, let me know if you spot any problems.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues - Help Desk Geek

If you can't pass the sfc /scannow system file check then you won't get far here.

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Dear Microsoft MVP people,

I hope you like my communication:-) I try to be as clear as possible to outline where I am after.
I learned myself a bit about windows deployment with the WAIK tool. I was able to inject a few drivers into the boot.wim and install.wim files. And launched this customized windows setup from a bootable harddisk partition. I would like to further customize
windows setup with a few group policy settings. Regarding windows 7 I know gpedit.msc can be used to make those edits. And these edits end up in the registry.pol files the machine and user folders located at %windir%\system32\grouppolicy.

In order to utilize these group policy settings after a clean install of windows 7 I though about the following:

1. Make the edits with gpedit.msc according to my preferences.
2. When I have mounted install.wim, I copy the two registry.pol files to the system32\grouppolicy folders in the image.

What I would like to know from a Microsoft MVP is if this is an appropriate way to have windows 7 fully taken these settings? Will my settings be fully applied by windows 7?

If not, I would appreciate an suggestion to reach my goal to have my group policy settings ?injected? into the windows image in a way that it works.

I was also able to get my hands on the little LGPO tool: (Local Group Policy Object Utility v1.0). So, if your alternate suggestion involves this tool I think I can easily make it work.

Best regards,

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see excel sheet.

There are 4 groups of rows to be hidden. As need arises, click a macro to ungroup a specific group only.
Then hide the opened group via a macro.

WB is not protected.

I tried recording it but the macro reader does not recognize the + & minus sign in the left hand col of
the sheet.

Bit of a newbie so please be kind!

Thanking u in anticipation.

A:Group and ungroup multiple macro

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I belong to a Secret FB Group for dog training. When I joined early October I could upload multiple videos in one post. After about a month (no changes made during that time) I could only upload one video per post. However, I can upload multiples if I go to FB pages of my friends (unrelated to a secret group). I hope for a resolution to this. FB help is "worthless." I reviewed "GROUPS" under FB and found nothing that would help me.

Running Windows 10, 64-bit. Uploading MP4 vids which are acceptable to FB.

Thanks all.

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"HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\Settings\Video\" or "...\Video\PCI...\.\DISPLAY1"

I have around 40 computers connected to projectors throughout a couple of buildings. I'd like to push out a group policy for these computers to change the default setting for
Multiple Displays from Extend to Duplicate. I expect i need to make a change in the registry somewhere under the above link, but i lack the knowledge/understanding to make that change.  Any help in this matter would be appreciated.

Edit: Win 7 sp1 machines, using Group Policy through AD, 1 main monitor, then a projector hooked up to the same graphics card.  However what i really want to change is a default windows setting for Multiple Displays as noted above.

A:Registry Change Through Group Policy for Multiple Displays

C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone

I don't have to mess with the registry at all.
win...Network Technician Supporting XP 32/64, 7 32/64, 03 server, 08 server r2 std/ent, Office products all, GP, SCCM 07, misc virtual products;

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is it possible to group edit multiple excel files ? i mean separate workbooks/worksheets (not sheets within wrkbk)?


A:is it possible to group edit multiple excel files (not sheets within wrkbk)?

hi ubamous3,

if you mean, can you have multiple active cells in multiple separate worksheets in different workbooks that will be updated all at the same time, then NO.

what you can do, is link the different sheets to another workbook/sheet and edit that as a singe point of entry.


unless someone has a better idea???

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I'm creating an Access 2010 database and would like some clarification when it comes to concurrency and security. What I would like is upon starting the app only a menu form to be displayed with several buttons including a login button. Most buttons would be disabled until after the user logs in at which point based on their permission group; Viewer(Deafault), Worker, Editor, Admin.
Also Admin should be the only one to be able to see the access database while the others are restricted to seeing the forms only.
I was just testing the default concurrency implementation but saving my database to a shared network and having myself and a co-worker try to access it. Found out if one accessed the database it locked it from others, and if we both tried at the same time it became read-only.
So I'm just looking for tips on how to start this. I've looked at some articles and haven't really seen a solution I'm looking for, but I would be happy to look over any supplied resources. Thanks in advanced.

A:Access 2010 allowing multiple users/ Implimenting group security

Sorry I can't help with this I know nothing about Access 2010 Security Features.
I do know that you have to be careful with Sharing Permissions on Drives and Folders when sharing the database.

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Any specific Azure Cloud Service or resource group has a single Virtual IP address (vIP). I need to add multiple IPs to a single resource group, in order to access multiple sites in the
same Azure VM. All sites are using port 80 and not port 443.
Is this feasible?

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Let me set up the scenario:
We have multiple printers, lets call them Printer1, Printer2, Printer3 and Printer4.  All of these have to be deployed to our devices and Printer1 needs to be set as default.
GPP seems like it should do the trick, so I configure the above four printers, ensuring that Printer1 is set as default in the settings.
Upon logging in by a test user, i see that all four printers have correctly mapped, but a random one is set as default seemingly ignoring the tick box directing otherwise.
I know that if I run a gpupdate, the printers will sort themselves out and Printer1 will be the default.  I also know that logging off and back on will have the same effect.  But as these users will not necessarily be logging into the same device
each time, I would prefer a scenario whereby the right printer is mapped at first logon.
So my questions are as follows:

Is there a configuration of GPP Printers that would allow this to happen at first logon?Can i get gpupdate to run silently via a scheduled task?Can No.2 be done simply without need for additional script files/software installs?

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I have three Windows 8.1 Pro computers ( not on domain ) One of the three we consider the master and would like to take the User Configuration - Administrative Templates configuration and export it and import it into the other computers. I was wondering
what is the best way about going about how to do this? 
I have tried the following and did not work is this only for Win7 machines?:
1.) Open %systemroot%\system32\grouppolicy\

2.) Within this folder, there are two folders ? ?machine? and ?user?. Copy these to folders to the ?%systemroot%\system32\grouppolicy ? folder on the target machine. All it needs now is a reboot or a ?gpupdate /force?.
Any input would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you! 

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We have users that think that they need to have office 97 and office 2000 on there machines... And The UPPERS will not tell them no Is this posible and is this a good thing? Thanks

A:2 offices

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Hello I firstly want to say that I need a personal network admin who i can talk to on a regular basis, i usually have questions needing answers. I prefer to talk over phone, Skype or by live chat. Emails if all else fails. I would like to also say that i am not looking for a free service here. I do intend to pay the desired fee providing that its reasonable. On to the question. I have 2 offices and i am going to install windows server 2008 r2 on my main office and i will put another dc over to the secondary office. That being said, i will need to link these office so that someone with a user account on office one can go over to office 2 and still be able to login. According to my view of things, all i have to do is create a VPN via the windows connection screen and that should link the offices together. Firstly i feel this is wrong, Second, i know i have to do some sort of port forwarding, 3, im a bit lost because i can get most of these things done if im pointed in the right direction. (i know im pointed in the wrong one right now) If there is anyone who can help me here or know of where i can find these help then i would love to have this information.

A:Connecting 2 Offices Via VPN

First, I don't ever like to expose a Windows Server to the Internet. One of the exceptions is if the Windows Server is operating as a web server. To achieve your goal to securely link your two offices via a VPN tunnel, I would implement a network router or firewall which supports a point to point VPN tunnel. The selection of the right type of network device depends on your Internet bandwidth at both locations and the amount of data throughput you expect through the VPN tunnel. The encryption used in the VPN tunnel has an overhead which requires additional processing by the network device. The amount of impact and performance depends on the design of the network device. The low end devices will have less powerful processors while the higher end devices will have better processors to include multiple cores per network device. Some will even employ the use of dedicated ASICs which do nothing but process the encryption traffic. You want a VPN device to have decent performance doing at least 3DES/SHA-1/DH Group 2. You'll ideally want to run AES256 and DH Group 5.

Second, because you are putting a DC at the other location, the users at the other location should never have to traverse the VPN tunnel to the main office location. This is why you place a DC at remote locations to eliminate the need for domain traffic to traverse WAN links to a central DC. The VPN would only be needed for various traffic such as replication of the AD database.

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I was just wondering (I may have an answer already, but going to ask anyway) Is it possible to install OFFICE XP (ANY VERSION) ON WINDOWS 2000?
Hello to all
Haven't been here in a while!!!


A:New offices in which OS departments???


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I have 2 offices connected via point-to-point dedicated T1 line. One office is on 192.x.x.x, the other office is on 10.x.x.x. My phone guy who set up the routers said this was necessary, I'm not sure why. The 192.x.x.x subnet also has the DHCP server on it, as well as the connection to the web. The other office needs to have manually assigned IP addresses because they don't get an ACK from the dhcp server. Also, I've had to put a route in the router table to allow the 10.x.x.x network to communicate with the web.

Two Test Questions

1: Do I really need 2 subnets?
2: If yes, how do I get DHCP to other office?

A:My 2 offices have 2 subnets. Why is that?

It seems the subnet are there for security reasons or to distinguish the two networks

This can be possible for not having clash of ip's but you can make both the offices under one subnet it should work.

To make the dhcp work on the other network "10.x.x.x" you need to put a DHCP relay agent on the network you want the DHCP server to give ip address which i guess is behing the router

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I am not sure if this is the right place to ask but here goes.

I work in a small office of 4 people in NJ. My boss is moving the company to TX. There is going to be 1 entry level staff in TX. I will stay in NJ and my boss is moving to FL. Do you have any good suggestions for remote offices? I am a bit wary about putting everything in the cloud. I am also the jack of all trades in the office. I install programs, PC resolutions, etc. So, here is what I think.

Everyone will have a new PC at their own site. They will be responsible for maintaining their PC. All exisiting PCs remain in NJ. Everyone uses LogMEIn or something similar to remote to their PC. This way, the important PCs can remain under my control.

Is this a crazy idea? What is a better solution.


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I need step by step help to connect three offices in 3 different locations
They have no networking between them as well as no mail server and require both as well as voip.

A:HElp connecting 3 offices

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I would like to connect two offices about 40 mile away from each other up to share information(files). Does anyone know of a good website that has instructions on how to setup and configure a VPN. Both offices are using dynamic IP addresses and all the computers are running Windows XP Home Edition. At one office we have a peer to peer network setup. At the other office we only have one computer in the near future we will be adding 2 more computers to this office. Or would anyone have any suggestions on how to hook both offices up to share information(files)

A:VPN to connect two offices

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Hi All,

I have a question concerning different versions of Office being able to handle only one .pst file. I would like to keep the same Archive folder accessible to 3 different Office Outlook versions. 2003, 2010, and 2013. I want to use the personal folder backup .exe for each version and I back them up to separate folders on a drive common to all. What I would like to do is be able to only have one folder to back Archive folder to so any version of Outlook can have this file imported and all will be current from the one backup. I have a multi-boot system and different versions of Office on each Windows partition.

Can I use only one backup file for all 3? Is the .pst file compatible with all 3?

Thanks for your time,

A:One PST Backup for all Offices?

Leo625, Welcome to the windows 7 forum.

What you want to do is not possible due to the internal workings of the .pst file. Each version of Outlook has specific information in the .pst file and they conflict with one another.

So the answer is no. you can name the archive file different for the different versions of outlook but you will have nothing but aggrivation if you try to use the same name for different versions of outlook.


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I am working witha client that has 3 offices around the city and they want to network them together. They have a 2003 server at each location, high-speed internet with a static IP at each, and a Netgear FVS318 router at each. When connected they want to able to access files on each server from all 3 locations. What is the best way to do this?? My biggest questions are addressing at loaction, currently each server is a DC and running DHCP/DNS for each site, and what to configure on the PCs(XP Pro) and how to setup the router. Is there any good readme's or tutorials on setting this up? Thanks for any help and advice.

A:Help connecting 3 offices

The routers do support VPN, so a VPN to VPN connection between locations would be ideal. It would make no difference as to DHCP if you set up the VPN correctly. I have never set up a VPN on one of these routers, but it can't be too terribly difficult. On the web site it gives you a walkthrough on how to connect different versions of the router, but the principal is the same.

You will have to create 2 IKE policies on each router for each remote site you want to connect to. If you don't have a person in each site setting it up it might be a trick unless you are using VNC or have the routers set up for remote admin.

Good luck!

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Hey guys and Gals ok so my office is running windows 7sp1 all machines in the office use dual monitors from a mixture of inbeddedcards and expansion cards now every day we seem to have an issue where are screens will be corrupted but if we change the screen either by scrolling down or refreshing or changing tabs its ok. This is aggrivating im including a screen shot for everyone. all drivers have been unistalled and reinstalled and updated and issue continues and again on multiple systems.

Help me my fellow geeks your my only hope

A:My Offices screens are fuzzeled

Well my first thought was "How dumb, he made up his own word "fuzzeled", but now that I look at it, yep, that's most definitely fuzzeled. Or "fuzzled", maybe.

Multiple systems sharing common monitors? Or different dual monitors for each system? And all are bad? Are all bad in the same way?

Are they all running office on a common network server?

Does it happen to all different softwares? Does it happen to "static" desktops, or data in windows that might be changing constantly.

Did this happen suddenly, or has it always been like this. Did some event happen (like a power outage or a lightening strike, a windows update or some employees teenager installed Limewire) to cause it?

Are you using KVM switches? Some KVM's are better than others.

I've been involved in this stuff before. Your solution is going to come by one of two ways.

1) You are going to get lucky, and someone that has seen this before knows exactly what is causing it and how to fix it, or
2) People figure it out by asking lots of seemingly dumb questions.

Get ready for #2.

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Here is the deal. We have 2 offices, 1 server in each office. 2 separate domains. VPN is up and running. What we want to do is some kind of server load balancing. Where users in office 1 use server 1 and users in office 2 use server 2. But the 2 databases have to be identical at all times. Some kind of real time bi-directional replication. Using Windows 2000 Server. I thing W2K has something like this but not sure. Can someone lead me in the right direction?

A:2 Offices, 2 Servers, 1 Database

I think clustering is what you are after with seperate storage that is replicated. Depending on the speed of your VPN link, that may not be possible for realtime sync. In a cluster, you will need to place both servers in the same domain (I think, anyone know better?). It may be better to have the DB in one location and use Terminal services to send screen shots to the remote location to allow for bandwidth issues. That way both locations have access to the only DB and should not have to wait for data transfer across your VPN.

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Hello all,
I have a few question I was wondering if someone could assist me with?

Well first off I'll give you a little idea of what I'm trying to do and what I'm working with.
I'm trying to get a better understanding of how this exactly works, to tell you the truth because I kind of understand but it's just not clear.

Here is the network specs.

5 Offices - 1 central location - 4 satellite locations

50 Users

The central location has:
1 Primary Domain controller/Active Directory
1 File/Print server
1 Web Server
1 Back up File Server
1 Application Server

Satellite locations have:
1 File/print server
1 (If needed a DC) <----This is what I'm unsure of.

So here's my question.
With a set up like that, in my head I would think that each location would need to have a DC that is a child of the PDC so all users can authenticate in to have access to the network.

Or would you just need to set up a VPN through your router at each satellite location that connects to the PDC at the main location and users can still authenticate in? Then my friend kind of through me off by telling me about RAS but from what im reading that seems to be more of a local type set up oppose to a VPN, where you can have locations all across town.

What I'm really wondering is it necessary to have a DC at each location or just have one PDC and a VPN connecting them all together.

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A:Solved: Connecting 5 Offices

Either way you will need some sort of VPN solution as the child domain controllers still need to replicate with the parent domain in the main office. We have a customer that has an almost identical setup as yours. Main office, 4 satellite offices that are each their own child domain, and a VPN managed by the router in each location to the main office.

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I have a office setup with a plotter installed through a linksys print server. I added another office in the back and the connected there network cable from there router directly into the print server. They now have access to use are internet and can see are workgroup.
How can I seprate the 2 networks but still give access to the plotter for both networks?

these are peer to peer networks.

A:2 offices sharing one plotter

With simple soho devices?

The only way to do it I can think of is to have it this way - ISP - modem - Router 1 with linksys print server attached and then 2 cables to routers 2 and 3 and then have router 2 to office 1 and router 3 to office 2.

Of course you would have to do a bit of configuring on the routers to make it all work. Maybe something like have router 1 provide 192.168.1.X IP's, router 2 provide 192.168.2.X IP's, router 3 provide 192.168.3.X IP's

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I have a client that is going to lease a couple offices in his building to another company. He has internet in the building and is going to provide that for his new 'tenants'. Right now it all runs off 1 router and 1 switch so it is all one network. He does not want the other people to see his network and resources. How can I split that out but still use the same internet connection?? I am thinking I can do that with a VLAN?? How do I do that and what type of inexpensive managed switch will work?

Thanks for any advice.

A:One internet connection for 2 offices

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I have a customer who has an office in Wisconsin and one in another state. They use an older order entry system (company that made it no longer in business, no support available --- oh yeah)... which requires a mapped drive be used to the data file. This was fine when they were only allowing the users in Wisconsin to do the entry. We managed to nurse the program thru several OS upgrades and streamlining efforts. As of now they have 4 users in the WI office, running WinXP Pro in a peer to peer environment.

The have added staff to the other office and at first, added a fifth and then sixth pc to the Wisconsin office, installed PCAnywhere on them, and had the remote users control the pc's over the DSL internet connection.

Now they are talking about adding 3 more remote users. So three more PC's in Wisc that will be for remote users to control.

This is not my area at all, but isn't there a way to map a drive over the internet? Does anyone know where I could go to research it?

Thanks for any help or advice! kimmer

A:two offices - alternative to pcanywhere?

That is what a VPN server would be for.

But XP Pro will allow only 1 VPN connection at a time.

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I want to deploy customized theme pack for our student computer lab which is windows 7 based via group policy.I also want to change the theme pack every month i.e replace the old one with new one

There are two options in Windows 7 group policy about themes:
1.Load a specfic theme (It doesn't work for me because it applies only to new user only once and also it's not applies for existing users)
2.Force a specific visual style file or force Windows Classic ( I have some confusion about this option.I think this is for all users either new or existing, but I don't know how to specify theme pack path.I've tried\\server\share\test.theme
but it doesn't work when I check examples it says that\\server\share\Corp.msstyles and this is quiet confusing for me why is saying to use Corp.msstyles instead of using Corp.theme
? )
Can you please help me , how to deploy customized theme for all windows 7 users via Group Policy ?

A:How Can I setup windows theme via group policy for all Windows 7 Users ?

Based on my research, I’m afraid there is no special GPO of setting themes for every user. Just like you said, there is a GPO “Load a specific theme”
only applies to new user, but no effect on an existing user. That’s by design.
Thank you for your understanding.
HuangPlease 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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I am the IT Director for a company which is pretty small. 50 employees max. We have two offices. One in NJ (HQ) and one in NYC (Sales Office). Right now I am running a make shift "file server" on a higher end desktop with Windows Vista. I'm installing Win2K3 within the next couple of days. I'm in the process of pricing out a new server for arrival next month or early May. I was able to open up access to allow a single VPN connection to this machine. (PPTP) Just your basic garden variety simple VPN tunnel with basic authentication. (I know not very secure).

I was able to do this on my own but I need some help with the next step. Innate in this type of set-up, only one user can access the server from offsite at a time. In the IMMEDIATE future, I need to have at least 2-3 concurrent users at any given time. Similarly, I?ve designed a ?homegrown? software package that will be housed on a separate ?application server?. We will eventually need a multi-user VPN connection to this server as well similar to one one above. The applications backend will be housed on this server. End user profile: a mix of PC and Mac users.

Last but not least, we have Sales and Merchandising personnel all over; including Asia, Europe and Canada. They will need access to these servers as well. These are personnel that will need access to the file server. Again we are looking at a scenario where not all will be on at one given time.

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A:Connect Two Small Offices - Suggestions

50 Employee's, with sales people all over the world, two offices and your bosses excuse for not properly funding this project is the economy? Interesting....

The way I look at it, you can spend many hours of your time developing a VPN solution or you can buy a pre-packaged one..

So the parameters are VPN on the cheap... hmm
OpenVPN, If your going for broke get two WRT routers, flash the firmware with OpenWRT and install OpenVPN on both routers, then setup a routed VPN ie: in NJ, and in NY.. Traffic will be routed from one office to the other. For the employees use a road warrior setup. Expect to spend many hours setting it up. You can get it done with ~24hrs of time and about $130 in hardware.

Remember VPN traffic will be slower then regular CAT5 traffic, expect to max out your internet connection if you have multiple users..

If I were setting it up, I'd setup a terminal server and install all your apps on that, then have the users VPN in or just use regular username/password authentication. Granted expect to spend some $$$$

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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me how to connect two identical printers (Brother MFC-J6510DW), in separate offices, to a single laptop that moves between the two offices, so that the laptop user gets full use of all the printer facilities (print and scan) wherever he is?

At the moment it seems that full functionality is available with only one printer. Something about IP addresses, maybe?



A:Two offices, two identical printers, one laptop.

Does the two offices share some kind of network?

The printers you talk about do have the capability to connect to both wireless and cable networks and work as printers for all devices connected to that network ("network printers" is the term), how to do so should be explained in their manual.

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I have a serious problem that 4 IT people have not been able to figure out. The office I work in is the primary office with all of the equipment. We have two T1's coming in. We run VoIP, terminal services and of course the darned VPN unit I am trying to get up. First let me state that the Unit is NetGear 5038 (?). It's rather beefy...60megs. The VPN has been working fine for the other 3 offices handling their phones. I inherited this network about 4 months ago. I am working on getting the other remote offices on a VPN. Currently they have been remoting into a terminal server. I got the first office up with a few bumps. The VPN unit had some issues. We installed a firmware update but to no avail. We were told that the unit was faulty and a replacement was sent. For about a week all was well. I brought the second office up on the VPN. They are using the same VPN/firewall netgear unit as the first office. From here on I have had nothing but problems. The second office tries to log on and it takes about 5 minutes. When I ping the pc's the return is about 87ms. Not to bad for going between Ohio and Florida. Now when they do NOT use the VPN and remote into the terminal everything runs great. I called my IP supplier and everything is clear on their end. Everything is clean on the inside. I ran virus checks today on all servers. All the individual workstations were checked and virus scanning set up last week. No problems with any switches....all servers and equipment i... Read more

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I am trying to connect an external TV to my laptop using HDMI connection.
I turned off both of them.
Connected the cable
turned on the TV.
Turned on my laptop.
Everything is fine while the windows starting, everything is displayed on the TV, (which is determined from the bios setup).
When the welcome screen appears, it appears on the laptop, not on the TV.
nothing appears on the TV.
I entered the resolution page and pressed the detect button, all what I get is "Another display not detected"
I tried updating my nvidia card driver.
I searched the internet for any help, I found that this problem happens with a lot of people, most of them say that this problem happened only with windows 7, and the external TV was detected easily using windows XP or Vista.

Please help.

This thread is from nvidia forums showing that the problem is not in the display card driver and all of them have the problem when upgraded to windows 7.

TV Display detection broken (TV not detected) in newest drivers - NVIDIA Forums

OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Display card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Driver version: (266.58)
CPU: Intel core i5 M430 2.27 GHz
Ram: 4.0 GB

A:Setup multiple monitors (Help).

Howdy hesh, and welcome to the 7F.

Could you tell me what type of computer it is? With model number ect.


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Hello Everyone,

I am in desperate need of help.

Just started new business and wanted to setup 3 additional monitors to my current laptop. Bought 3 monitors and plugged in and to my surprise only two working. Did some research and found that my laptop only has the ability to set up 2 additional monitors and not 3.

Went to local computer shop and they advised to get a video card and that should help.

Before that I tried all the below option but nothing worked

1. HDMI to USB
2. VGA to USB
3. DVI to USB

What I haven't tried is the external docking station as that is bit expensive.

My laptop is Acer Aspire F - 15 F5 -572G - 77KY
Intel Core i7 with turbo boost
NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM
16GB DDR3 l Memory

If my only option is Video card can you please suggest which one to go for and if that can be plugged into usb or something.

If there is any other option please let me know.


A:Multiple Monitor Setup

Have you seen this video tutorial.

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Is it ok to have a device on the same channel as the primary hard drive?

I currently have my primary HD by itself on one channel. On the second channel I have a slave HD and CD Burner.

I would like to have the primary HD and a CD rom on one channel, and the slave HD and CD burner on the second. Will I have any problems with this.

I am running Home XP.

A:Multiple device setup

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I have a GeForce 6600 video card that support ups to two monitors and I saw that I could set it up to display one really wide screen or to clone one screen but I want to have one screen always stay at my desktop view and only open windows with the minimze, maximize, and close buttons on top, while the other screen opens up my games. is there any way to do this.

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I need 3 TVs to run of 3 separate computers, and I need to be able to switch which computer run which tv, very quickly. So ?computer a? needs to be able to runs 1,2 and3 (but only one at a time.) then needs to be able to switch and run a different tv in less than 1 min.

2 computer stations are located in one room and the 3rd is 20 feet away in the next. The farthest tv is 50ft away, but are all located in different areas so the building. Chrome casts and similar devices aren?t good enough to run video. We would prefer a hard wired situation.

The computers do not have hdmi ports, but do have vga. We have to have sound and video playing. Each computer station must also have 2 monitors.

Any ideas?

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I am trying to set up my Gateway DX4300-19 Desktop PC for dual monitors. The problem I am having is that the second monitor is not accepting the signal and or not getting the signal. I am not very tech savvy so I may be completely wrong with this so here it goes:

My video card is a ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated.

So this is how I'm trying to set it up and if I'm completely wrong please tell me what to do.

On the back panel of my desktop there is a VGA output and a HDMI output. I have the VGA going to my desktop Monitor its a gateway.

And Im trying to use the HDMI into my LCD TV as it is hung above my desktop anyway.

Am I doing something wrong or will it just not work?

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My office is undergoing a Win7 migration and we'll be purchasing ~20 machines. I'd like to optimize each machine by turning off various services and creating a global standard user profile. We run a workgroup, is there a way I can copy the service.msc mods and the global user profile from a single machine and apply those changes to all machines?

A:Win7 Pro Setup Multiple PCs

Hello Matteu1, welcome to Seven Forums!

What Windows 7 SKU will they be and will they all run the same one?

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This may show my ignorance, but I'm fine with that. I'm am working on a computer that needs to have both XP and Linus, as well as a large amount of storage. What I have to work with is two smaller drives and two larger drives. The thought was to partion the smaller drive to contain both OS and set it up as a RAID1 with the other small drive so that the software would be backed up (time is money with this project so I can't have downtime reloading if either crashes!). Is there any way to have the two larger ones set-up as RAID0 or will I have to have both of them as separate drives? Willing to take any other set-up suggestions as well. Thanks for your time!

A:Multiple HD setup issue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iILE007CMw&feature=related Wubi Check this out and the other videos on this site.
I wouldn't think it would matter which drive you chose to install the XP and or Linux on, though I don't think you can take two HDs and combine them. They will more than likely have to be separate drives. Let us know...Jazz

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I'm new to this and this is my first question. I am trying to connect two fax machines to one dedicated fax line. Is it possible to connect a free-standing HP Laserjet 3330 and a system controlled Brother 5-in-1 MSC5440CN to one dedicated line without interfering with one another? I would like one in one office and another in another office. Does anyone know a way to do this? I would appreciate any help you may be able to offer.

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hi !
i am using outlook 2007 and have set up multiple email ids of gmail using pop.gmail.com, the emails are well setup. now i use microsoft publisher and create the templet and send the emails.
Gmail ristricts the no of sending to 250 mails in a day. but when i have set up multiple ids in outlook and i change the default sending mail after first 250 emails, the mail starts bouncing stating your quota exceeds.

my question is does outlook also restricts the sending limits. or using the pop.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.com server counts the emails. is there a solution for this.

A:multiple email setup using pop

rakeshmgala said:

hi !
i am using outlook 2007 and have set up multiple email ids of gmail using pop.gmail.com, the emails are well setup. now i use microsoft publisher and create the templet and send the emails.
Gmail ristricts the no of sending to 250 mails in a day. but when i have set up multiple ids in outlook and i change the default sending mail after first 250 emails, the mail starts bouncing stating your quota exceeds.

my question is does outlook also restricts the sending limits. or using the pop.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.com server counts the emails. is there a solution for this.Click to expand...

You are identified by gmail (and counted), whatever you use. It's your IP.

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I would like to setup 2 monitors on my computer. I know my computer is older but it is very fast and I don't plan on using the monitors on resource hogging stuff
My specs are
Intel pentium 4 3ghz HT ENABLED
4gb ram
1tb hdd
Nvidia gt 520 1gb
windows 7
My monitors are 2 different inputs / outputs
If I just plugged them both in to the plugin on my gpu would it work?
and have to adjust stuff?
I have never used dual monitors so I dont know.
One monitor has a 1600x900 (I plan on this being main monitor)
Other is 1024x768
what do I need to do?
Any GOOD software for this?

one of them is dvi and other is vga
Also I am new to this site and I dont know what section this should be in

A:how to setup multiple monitors? help

Win7 has some built in features for multi monitors.

This makes it better DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more...

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I am sure somebody out there can help with this one.

I currently take care of a small office network, please note I'm self taught and still learning.


20 computers
Main Server
Phone Server
1 vpn router (BEFVP41 V2)
2 wireless routers (Dlink DI-614+ and WRT54G)
2 trendnet switches (TE100-S24 and TE-100 S16
Other Misc Lan Printers and devices

Right now out VPN router is connected to our modem. The VPN router is then connected to the first switch which is connected to the other switch, the other 2 routers, and various computers.

We have various issues, including transfer speed, ability to see all computers on the network, etc etc. I assume the issues are in how I have the routers configured.

SO, here are my questions.

1) I no longer have a need for the wireless functionality of the 2 additional routers. Should they be replaced by switches?

2) If I keep the setup as is, how should the routers be configured, is there a good resource on the web to read about this?

3) "If someone has the time to answer this one I would be grateful." - If you were starting from scratch how would you configure this network, what hardware would you buy? Due to wiring limitations there are two areas of our building, where the additional wireless routers are now, that a router or switch or something must be used to service multiple computers.


A:Multiple Router Setup

You can't see all the computers because routers break up broadcast domains. You need to either create separate subnets on each router and set up routing between them or make the WAP's into layer 2 bridges (if possible). If you do not require the wireless could you wire the other devices directly into it? If not hang a switch off of it.

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I have this problem, I have three offices just aside my store, and the register and server are working but the three office computers aren't working. I don't really know what im doing here. any help is appreciated

A:Network in my offices arent reading the server

Please elaborate as to your setup. What kind of router are you using? What kind of server? How are the server and register setup?

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