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Remote Access to Files on AD Server

Q: Remote Access to Files on AD Server

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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Preferred Solution: Remote Access to Files on AD Server

I recommend trying the free service from Zip Cloud. It's currently our users' favorite backup and storage solution and will save you headaches down the line.

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

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

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

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

A:Solved: getting remote access to my server

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

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

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

Thank you for looking.

A:Setting up remote access in Windows 2000 Server

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

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

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

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

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

A:Remote Access to SQL Server Express 2008 Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by win7newb


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

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

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

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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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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Hey everybody,

Im hoping someone here can help me out. I am running Outlook 2007 on my laptop and Exchange 2003 on a personal server located in my apt.

When I am in my apt. connected to my wireless, as expected, I have no issues sending/receiving email through exchange.

When I am on the road however, I am obviously unable to connect to my exchange server. I setup a VPN tunnel that works successfully and when I manually dial the VPN connection or manually put outlook into offline mode (so that it dials the VPN connection), I am able to successfully get my emails through exchange.

My question is, is there away to setup outlook such that I dont have to manually dial the VPN or put it in offline mode? I set the exchange server account settings to automatically detect my connection status, but it is detecting my network connection as being ok, even though the Exchange server is not located on that network and needs to be dialed in.

I know it sounds lazy and it is, but Id rather not have to manually do anything, especially if I decide to give some of my less computer literate friends email addresses in my domain. Id rather not use IMAP and SMTP due to security issues having to open the ports on the firewall.

A:Outlook 2007 Remote Access to Exchange Server

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What do I need to do to make a XP machine connect to a Remote access server. This is an apple computer that establishes the connection and then the users can browse a Windows 2000 domain.

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Hello all,

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

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

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

Please help. Thank you.

A:Remote file access - Windows Server 2003

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I am having a very frustrating problem with unauthorized and silent/secret access of my computer. No matter what operating system I install, I am always setup as a client, and someone immediately gains access and control over my entire system. I become unable and authorized to make changes that will prevent or stop this access. I have tried making a windows 7 lite version myself, but either I do not eliminate the correct services or features that I need to, or I eliminate too much and the system does not work correctly or install at all. I do not know anything about group policy, or the snap ins, or the management console, where I know is the solution. I have tried, but while I make changes, they are reverted immediately back, and I am locked out, or lose access to those settings, or my system is shutdown remotely and it locks up, or I screw the system up and it won't boot. I am hoping someone here knows how to eliminate all possibilities, back doors, tunnels, pipes, blue tooth access, remote access, remote assistance, and or any and all third party access to my machine etc. that will permanently disallow and deny any and all remote access, remote desktop, remote assistance, Bluetooth access to my pc except for myself- one user, one log in. I hope this is the correct place to request that sort of thing on here. Or if there is one setting I can change, or service/process I can change, disable or eliminate, to stop this once and forever, I would be greatly appreciative. When I ... Read more

A:remote desktop and access, and server / client nightmare

Can you edit your post? Use some paragraphs to make it more easily readable to increase the chance of someone helping you.

Also, please do the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:

2. Run the tool, and then click Copy - ignore any errors if they appear

3. Use CTRL+V to paste the results of the tool here in your next reply

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

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

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

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

A:Remote Access not working on Windows Home Server 2011

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

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

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

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I have an amazon cloud server running server 2016 os and have been using a splashtop business account which provides a single remote user access to it (multiple users can only share a session and cannot have their own unless you go to enterprise which requires additional infrastructure).

I now have a requirement to have more than 1 user(1-5) remoting into the machine and working in 5 seperate windows users sessions.

I am wondering if someone can reccommend a safe and secure software solution that will not break the bank.

pretty much all of the remote access solutions i have looked up so far are geared towards single user access or they depend on you having an existing IT infrastructure of some sort to basically host the ras/vpn software services.

I would love to find something simple similar to logmein, splashtop, gotomypc etc. that supports multiple user sessions and is safe and secure.

In previous situations where more than 1 users is required to login I would simply just open rdp access in aws firewall to the end user static ips to give end users access via RDP, however in this case they need to be able to access it from multiple locations which have dynamic internet ips.

I am looking for something safe, simple and inexpensive. 2 step verification would be great..

I am familiar with vpn solutions like neorouter, hamachi (from years ago) but not sure how they stack up with regards to security when compared to splashtop pro, logmein pro etc. nor am i sure... Read more

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Hey guys, sort of a long story so I'll try to keep it has simple has possible.

I have a laptop with a 'remote access' program that accesses my mom's desktop at her work. I am a high school student and need to work on a Power Point for school. The power point is saved on a USB Flash Drive. The laptop doesn't have power point, but my mom's computer at work does.

If I plug in the flash drive, will I be able to use Power Point 2003 from my mom's work, via the remote access program, and save it on the flash drive?

A:Can I save files from remote access PC?

What remote access program are you using?

Another option is to email yourself the file and access it through the remote desktop connection, make your changes, and email it back to yourself, then save it on your flash drive.

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Not sure if this is the right forum but here goes: I recently purchased a Dell laptop with Vista Premium. My desktop is a Compaq with XP. I set up a wireless router. I can access my Compaq C: drive OK from the laptop with the exception of the 'Compaq Administrator' dir. which has all my documents under it in various sub dir's. How can I fix this problem?


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Hi Everyone,

I configured my PPTP VPN server on my router. I was able to connect to my home vpn network successfully on my laptop from remote network. After connected to the vpn, I realized that all my traffics pass through my vpn tunnel, which is expected. However, I would like to use local gateway for regular browsing for get a faster speed by unchecking "Use default gateway on remote network" on the VPN adapter settings.

However, here is the issue. If "Use default gateway on remote network" is unchecked, I can't access my files via vpn. When I tried to access my remote private network, it was passed to my local default gateway which DOES NOT know the destination. Is there some kind of routing I can manually add to the adapter or computer to accomplish my need?

I would like to uncheck "Use default gateway on remote network" and still be able to access my remote network over VPN. I use both win 7 and win 8 for vpn clients.

All suggestions are highly appreciated!!!

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I need to set up my Win7 desktop so I can access it (and my home cloud) from the road with my Win7 Laptop. Should be pretty simple...except, the Remote Access Functions DO NOT APPEAR on the [System Properties] pop-up on the [Remote] Tab

See pic attached..

Cannot fill in the form, if the form ain't there.

Heeeep, please.

A:Remote Access: SystemProp>Remote>NO Remote Functions Visible

What version of Windows 7 is installed on your computer?


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Hi, all,

I'm new to VPN server setup. I just setup a VPN server on my home pc w/ XP pro, and a VPN client connection on my laptop w/ WIN7. I'd tried to connected the vpn server and it connected successfully. However, I wonder how i can access my server (or my files on it) when Im away from home? I kinda know it is something about web browse access. But I have no clue how to access it. Can anyone help? Thank you very much.

A:How to Access Files on the VPN Server

If you have the VPN server behind a firewall, you will have to do some port forward rules (depending on the VPN protocol you are using) to allow devices on the internet to reach the VPN server. You should also use a dynamic DNS type service so it'll be easier to reach your home network.

Finally, keep in mind, you are exposing your Windows box to the internet via the ports you've opened.

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I put together a network using a cable modem and a linksys router. There are three computers on the network, one is XP, one is NT 6, and the other is NT 4 Server. I setup NetBuie on all the computers and I also set TCP/IP.
The internet is working, but that has nothing do with the computers talking to one another. The thing that I dont understand is that I able to ping into all the computers from each computer, but when I go to access a computer from the Network Neighborhood, no computers are found.

Any help would greatly be appreciated.

A:Cannot access files on server.

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I am trying to configure Remote Desktop Access to work over the internet.
Remote Desktop Access works on my local network.

Both of my computers are on Windows 7 Professionnal. My router is a Belkin F9K1002.

I followed the official widows tutorial. I forwarded the necessary port on my router (I switched from port 3389 to 50000, in case 3389 was blocked by my isp).

Every time I try to connect I get

"Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
1)Remote access to the server is not enabled
2)The remote computer is turned off
1)The remote computer is not available on the network
Make sure the remote computer is turned on and connected to the network, and that remote access is enabled."

Any ideas as to where the problem could be coming from?

A:Remote Desktop Access over the internet: "can't connect to the server"

Welcome to SF,

Please verify your RDC configuration, pls. see how.

Disable any Firewall (built-in or Software) from both computers for now.

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Hi I have recently got a new server for myself, with CentOS 5 and cPanel 11 with WHM too

now the problem is this, when I load a page it gives me this error

Warning: session_start() [function.session-start]: open(/var/php_sessions/sess_218fedc14b7d2d3c722280719c710f31, O_RDWR) failed: No such file or directory (2) in /home/ghoodz/public_html/includes/stats-panel.php on line 2

now line 2 is only session_start(); cause I use php 5 I have to do that before any outputs

I couldn't access /var/php_sessions cause idk how in cPanel...

Any help fixing this error is surely appreciated!

Also, I contacted my host which is goDaddy and they said that the directory is good so '/var/php_sessions' should work

Thanks peeps

A:Cannot Access Server Files on cPanel

k for this I found a solution and I fixed it, I created my own subdomain, sessions.domain.com and then I edited the session save path to '/home/username/sessions'

logged into the new account I created and to that subdomain, before I went into the public_html etc... so I was still in root I created a folder with all permissions and bamm everything working mint

hope by posting this it helps atleast 1 person in this planet

so problem solved

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I am developing a client/server access program at work and have been testing it recently and there is troubling problem. The speed is tremendously slow. I have a backend on the server (with only tables) and all other files in an mde file. With one person in the program it is not too bad, but still alot slower than I expected. Also, when 2 people are accessing the same backend the speed is just horrible.
I was wondering what would cause it to be so slow, and what I can do to try to speed things up?

Thanks alot.

- Guy

A:Access 2000 Server files

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

A:Remote Server Not Accessible - Remote Procedure Call Failed

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

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Recently I have re-installed WinXP in one of my client machines on the network. The thing is, on the Server (Win2000 Server) I had a folder with backup files that (I think) was initially created by that same client prior the re-installation. My problem is, I cannot copy the backup files from the server back to my WinXP client machine. All the permissions are set, User is correct, the group fine and still It says that I do not have access to copy files. I have a Workgroup not a Domain. What else is there to be done?
I have just realized something.....let's see if I can put it simply: On my server I had folders containing the backup files of my workgroup in its individual client folder. Example: \\my_server\clients_backup\client1_folder + client2_folder etc.
Yesterday I was trying to figure out the problem and I did some tests on another folder (which was working perfectly). Now I was accessing the folder client1 on the server from the pc_client1 and chenged various settings, permissions and security; from the same machine I fiddled on another folder, client2 on the server. Now here is the kicker: ever since I CANNOT ACCESS (copy, execute etc.) THAT FOLDER ANYMORE"!, not even from the the pc_client2. I have changed the permissions, security settings and all you can possibly imagine and still nothing. I guess that the problem must have been caused by another client-pc's changing the security/permissions on a non proprietary folder (someone else's). Now what I... Read more

A:WinXP Pro cannot access files on Win2000 Server

Just wondering if it is as simple as taking ownership of the shared folder, have you tried that?

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I'm using a computer with sensitive data on it. If I install a server, it's impossible to request folders above the root directory, right? That is, if I designate C:\WWWPub\ as the top-level directory for my server, hackers won't be able to get into C:\Documents and Settings\, will they?

Any help much appreciated!

A:Possible to access files outside of a server's root directory?

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I have holiday pictures that Grandparents want to see. I have them on my Apache Server but how do I put my server on the internet so only a few IP addresses can view the files?


A:How Can I Access Files From My Apache Server Over The Internet And For Only A Few Ip Addresses?

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Hi everyone. There are no IT employees at my small company and everyone else has started coming to me with their computer issues. Normally it's fairly straight-forward, but I've never come across this one before.

We've got a computer that's connected to the network and has internet access, but cannot access the network drive like the other computers can.

The shared drive is found under computer --> network location.
The operating system is Windows 7.

I've tried disconnecting from the network and reconnecting, and mapping the network drive. Honestly, this is way outside of my knowledge base, so anything that might help is appreciated.

Thank you!

A:Solved: Connected to Network, Can't access server files

We copied a file for fixing the map drives, and the shared file, onto a USB drive and manually uploaded it onto the problem computer.

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We have been using EFS to encrypt our documents on a centralized Windows Server 2003 server for over a year now. We have never had any issues until recently. Two nights ago, we restarted this server after some Windows Updates. Now, two of our users are unable to decrpyt their documents stored on the server. It just keeps showing "access denied".

All of our computers are running Windows XP. It is like it is something with the certificates - almost like it replaced the one that was there with a new one and therefore can't decrypt the documents.

I can see that when I save a new file to the encrypted documents folder on the server that it is encrypting them still, and I can decrypt and open anything that I have saved since this happened. I can also see that these files that I have saved and encrypted recently have a different certificate thumbprint.

Is there some way to get back the old certificate? I tried a system restore to a couple of days before we saw any problems - no luck.

Please help, one of the people whose documents won't open is my CEO!!

A:Unable to access encrypted files stored on server

Here's a wealth of information for EFS on Windows Server 2003.

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HiHave a server linked to four computers and a laptop for a business and can't seem to access shared files on server from other computers as it keeps asking for username and password to access it. Have tried to change from workgroup to domain that the server is on so to create username and password but error message keeps coming up 'a domain controller for the domain ata.local could not be contacted or if just use ata as domain it does not accept any username or password. Also have tried suggestions in other forums such as simple sharing and creating an account on other pc's with same username and password as server. All of the systems are windows xp and the server is windows standard fe. Would really appreciate any helpThanksHarry

A:can't access shared files on server from network computers

Hello bighaz,

Are you running a Domain Controller(DC) for your domain? If not, go to 1, if you are go to 2.

If you are not running a domain controller then the user credentials will not be present on every machine thus the error. If all users access the same files then you could create a single generic account on the file server and the users will need to use these credentials to access it. If the users need restricted access to certain files and folders you would need to create multiple accounts on the file server.
Once done ensure that all machines are in the same 'workgroup' default name is WORKGROUP and you should then be able to have access.

If you are running a DC you will need to ensure that all machines are members of the domain and that they know of the IP address of the DC(this will either be set by DHCP if you are running a DHCP server or if all machines have static IP's this will need to be set on each machine. You will then need to add the user accounts to the ACL for the file share they require access to. Remember you may need to add the user to both the share permissions and NTFS permissions.

If the above is still not working can you please confirm that you can ping the file server and also see if you can access file shares on any of the other PC's.

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I'm have trouble with our 2003 server. It's used in a domain setting with about thirty XP machines. The server was set up like this before I came to work here.

The trouble is that when Tom in HR, wants to save a document to his file on the server, his user file is accessible to him as well as Dick and Harry . Dick and Harry could work in the warehouse. I can go to any desktop and have complete and total access to anyones saved files.

To open Tom's file, he has to select his department file from the group of many files that were added on the server and named according. Harry can't stop Tom from going to his files and Tom can't stop Harry from doing the same.

HR, Accounting, Administration, the IT Department and many other department files are totally accessible to anyone. Social security numbers, pay rates of staff, letters of reprimand and so on, are all here for anyone in the building, who saves to the server...., to view .

How can I link the file to the user and stop accessibility of all files to all staff. Is it because users have not been set up in groups? Group policy or log on? Does the server need to be escalated to Active Directory? Any idea would be helpful. I 'm new to the game so a pretty detailed description would be helpful. Thanks in advance, Patrick

A:Tom, Dick, & Harry have access to all users files on 2003 server

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Hey all,

I'm using Access 2007. Either way, my users want to use the Access database I've built to store documents (including jpegs, excel files, PDFs, .doc, etc.). To be blunt, I want this interface to be able to handle any file that the users want to throw at it, so I won't have to edit this once they decide they now want to "save" a file type that I didn't think of at the beginning. Now I know that Access won't be able to handle the bloat of the amount of files that my users want to add. Either way, I'd like them to have the illusion that the files are stored in Access. Really what I'd like to have happen is to have the users upload the files using Access to a folder on the server and then when they'd like to re-look at the file...download it from that folder. So Access in this case would just act as the middle man to put the files in the folder and re-load the files when needed. Is this even possible? For Access to connect itself to each documents' save functions from Access? Let me know.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


A:Solved: uploading and downloading files to folder on server using MS Access

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We've recently installed Windows Server 2003 at our small office for data storage, and have set up shared folders in the Win Server 2K3 for access from about a dozen Win XP Pro machines.

Upon the first access of these shared folders from a Win XP Pro machine, we're required to enter a User Name & Password for the Win Server 2K3 machine:

I understand that passwords are required and I have no issue with that... but as you can see from the image there's no means of SAVING the username & password that I can find.

Is there a work-around for this? Perhaps some method in WinXP Pro to save the username/password? As it stands now, any time one of the WinXP Pro machines gets rebooted, or if the server gets rebooted, users of the Win XP Pro machines have to re-enter the username/password, and I'd like to find if there's away around having to re-enter that info.

Thanks guys!

A:Solved: Saving passwords for access to shared files on Win Server 2K3 on a Win XP mac

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I'm running Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and I've noticed that when I run the DHCP Management tool (DHCPMGMT.MSC) and I add our DHCP Authorised server then close the console, it forgets the DHCP server and I
have to re-select it next time I use the console. 
On the other hand, the DNS console remembers that I've used a particular DNS server even after I close the console.
Wondering why the DHCP Management console is so forgetful?

A:DHCPMGMT.MSC in Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) won't remember DHCP server

This is by design.

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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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My son has a pc with windows server 2003 on it it was used for a server for some time. He now wishes to use it as a workstation. However, it won't boot up. I suggested that rather than spend a lot of time getting it working and making the changes to windows server 2003 that he simple invest in another copy of Windows XP and a new hard drive. Add tje current drive as a slave and access any data files on that drive as needed. He asked wether there would be a problem accessing the files because different users had different passwords for access to the system and to different files. I have never had experience working with server operating systems so I was unsure what might be involved in accessing those files when the server os is not operating. Or do we have to get the system operating and clear out the password protection using windows server 2003?

Thank you for any advice and counsel you can provide.

A:How to access files on old hard drive containing Windows server 2003 with passwords

It depends on the files security settings used. If all files and folder are open to Everyone then no problems will occur. I would try the drive to see what you can access first.

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