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Accessing a printer remotely to access user usage

Q: Accessing a printer remotely to access user usage

I have two networked printers in different locations that I want to access to view how much users have printed on them. This would be easier than traveling to the locations.

What ways could I access them remotely to accomplish this goal?

Thank you for looking.

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


I use "Teamveiwer" to access my daughters computer. I can and do this, sometimes, unattended. On occasion I see one of the children, in their teens, viewing inappropriate content. But I don't know which child. They each have their own account that are PW protected. I would like to place, on their screen, something that can't be removed that identifies which user account is being used. This item should ALWAYS be on top of anything else on the screen and cannot be removed except by the administrator, their mother.

A:How to identify current user when remotely accessing computer

Quote: Originally Posted by blockie

I use "Teamveiwer" to access my daughters computer. I can and do this, sometimes, unattended. On occasion I see one of the children, in their teens, viewing inappropriate content. But I don't know which child. They each have their own account that are PW protected. I would like to place, on their screen, something that can't be removed that identifies which user account is being used. This item should ALWAYS be on top of anything else on the screen and cannot be removed except by the administrator, their mother.

Don't know if this is helpful, but if you can access the computer remotely, the command "WHOAMI" will tell you who is currently logged in.

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I want to build a pc for my son for christmas, I don't live with my son, so i need to be able to remotely access this pc over the net, as he is young and his mother isn't computer literate and i live over 2 hours away, so i need to be able have a bit of control over what he's doing and repair any problems etc.
Is there any (preferably free or very cheap) software that someone could recommend that would give me full access and admin rights to the computer over the net?
I have a windows 7 64bit based pc and intend creating one the same for my boy.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

A:Remotely accessing a PC over the net?

If you can configure the router for port forwarding, you can use this package: UltraVNC.

For a no-config option, you can use TeamViewer, the HOST mode installation on the remote machine allows you to connect anytime the machine is on, and you have full remote control.

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New here.
My home computer runs Win XP. My office computer runs Win 7.
I would like to access my home computer from my office computer and vice versa.
I have set up Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) on both computers according to the instructions given in the Help pages for both operating systems.
I have added RDC as an exception to the Windows firewall on both machines.
In both cases the computers are connected to the internet via a broadband modem and a common ISP. In both cases a WIFI router is also employed to make laptop connections available.
The RDC works fine whilst within the WIFI environment. In other words I can connect locally to both Host computers using a laptop as a Client so I have every reason to believe that I have set up the RDC correctly.
But I cannot access the computers remotely. I can't see the computer names, I can't see their IP addresses, I tried pinging them and it timed out.
I feel that it has to be something to do with the settings for the modem provided by the ISP. I can access the modems setup using a browser and 192,168.1.1. Various help sites suggest a special port number (3389?) but I can't find anywhere in the modem setups to be able to use that port number.
I have tried asking the ISP for help but now (5 days later) there is no response from them.
Does anyone have any ideas that might help me please?

A:Remotely accessing via RDC

See if this helps:

When you are connecting to the host computer from outside it's local network, you would use the WAN IP and not the local IP address. The Wide Area Network IP can be found by using a site like www.whatismyip.com whilst browsing on the host computer. E.g. Use the RDP to connect to the WAN IP and not the local.

You should then forward port TCP 3389 to the local IP address in the router (and possibly the modem too)

This will RDP connect to your remote network "outside IP" and your remote network will then "hand off' the RDP connection to the "local IP."

Some modems/routers call port forwarding "Virtual Servers"

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Hi everyone,
I dont post much on here because most of my questions have already been asked and I can find the answers.

I can not access my Buffalo Linkstation PRO NAS remotely.

When I use the Buffalo site, or manually type in my IP address and port number, I get directed to my router settings and not the NAS.

Its a Buffalo LS-XHLCE3 and a Linksys WRT320n

The settings on the NAS are:
Web Access Enabled
SSL Encryprion on
Use Buffalo NAS on
Port 9000

The settings on the router are:
Single port forwarding Internal/external 9000 to the Buffalo NAS Ip

Port range forwarding 9000-9000 to
Port range triggering: Triggered range 9000-9000 to forwarded range 9000-9000

Remote access is enabled.

Can anyone help? What other information is needed? I am clearly a novice.

A:Accessing NAS Remotely

Have you tried looking for information at either of these two sites?

FreeNAS: The Free NAS Server

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I have reset the cmos and reinstalled my operating system but it still seems that i am not the only one on my computer. i am plugged directly into my broadband modem as well (not wireless). i am always seeing "other users are using this instance of Opera" or "other users are still logged on". i have tried opera and firefox for more security. below is the extra.txt from my deckard scan. thanks.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Basic (build 6000)
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+
Percentage of Memory in Use: 60%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1405.88 MiB / 558.14 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 3053.52 MiB / 2142.49 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1913.82 MiB

C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 103.34 GiB total, 89.82 GiB free.
D: is Fixed (NTFS) - 8.45 GiB total, 1.01 GiB free.
E: is CDROM (No Media)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST312021 3AS SCSI Disk Device - 111.79 GiB - 2 partitions

-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled to auto-install.
Windows Internal Firewall is enabled.

FW: Norton Internet Security v2007 (Symantec Corporation) Disabled
AV: Nor... Read more

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Hello. It seems a friend of mine know more about my business than he would learn from my telling him. In my Event Viewer/Microsoft/Security I find something that I don't understand. It seems his name (Josiah) somehow appears as logging on to my (Bruce) PC. Can you tell from the following examples whether my security has been breached without my permission, or if files were sent to a server, or if my setting had been configured to be remotely accessed???? Is there some other log I can look at to see just what was going on? Thank you for your time in reviewing my situation. I appreciate it a great deal.

Log Name: Security
Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing
Date: 7/8/2011 7:07:20 AM
Event ID: 4624
Task Category: Logon
Level: Information
Keywords: Audit Success
User: N/A
Computer: bruce-PC
An account was successfully logged on.

Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: -
Account Domain: -
Logon ID: 0x0

Logon Type: 3

New Logon:
Account Domain: NT AUTHORITY
Logon ID: 0x367314
Logon GUID: {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

Process Information:
Process ID: 0x0
Process Name: -

Network Information:
Workstation Name: JOSIAH-PC
Source Network Address:
Source Port: 49887

Detailed Authentication Information:
Logon Process: NtLmSsp
Authentication Package: NTL... Read more

A:Did I catch someone accessing my PC remotely?

"BUMP" Thank you!

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pls! help or I'm just paranoid.....

A:I think someone is remotely accessing my computer!

We need more details as to why you think someone is accessing your computer.

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Got a bit of a problem on my hands here.
I have few resources which i would like to access from externally. Some being Logmein.com, Serv-U FTP access, and UltraVNC and UltraVNC SC.

None of these work when trying to access from external sites such as my workplace. All relevant ports have been opened. 5500 for UltraVNC SC, 5800 and 5900 for UltraVNC for accessing though viewer or HTTP etc etc.

They all work when i try from my OWN Pc. I am behind a router and have a local IP address, and also use dyndns.org to forward my IP so i can use a single name.

Now i got a friend to try running the .exe which initiates the connection between mines and his PC so i can share his desktop allowing me to control his mouse etc (Ultra VNC SC). Nothing happened. I closed down Kaspersky Interent Security (in which I have allowed access for UltraVNC) and it did get a little further. Small pop-up appeared on my screen if i wanted to accept the incoming connection from my friend. I accepted and the screen sharing interface appeared but it was blank and the hour glass appeared and was able to do nothing apart from having to close it down.

It was a little progress but it does tell me that it was Kaspersky that was the problem. Another example being that i gave my friend my ftp address, nothing happened. Wehn i closed down Kaspersky, he was asked for username and password but he said that it was saying access denied.

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A:Problems accessing remotely...

I had more or less the same problem.
I use UltraVNC and also got the same blank screen you are talking about.

My problem had to do with the RDP from windows.
It has to do with which user is loged on to the desktop (server part) first and fast user switching.

What I did was, log off all the users from the remote pc (server part) and stop all the processes (winvnc.exe , repeater.exe) and then uninstall UltraVNC form the add and remove programs and deleted the folder that was not deleted with the uninstall.

Reinstalled UltraVNC and not running as a service.

If this does not make sense to you, you can go to www.ultravnc.com for more information.
Do take not that you will have to do a lot of reading.

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An account was successfully logged on.
Security ID: NULL SID
Account Name: -
Account Domain: -
Logon ID: 0x0
Logon Type: 3
New Logon:
Account Name: COMPIT$
Account Domain: DOMAIN
Logon ID: 0x2cdc96d
Logon GUID: {5c7ef870-16c9-f30b-5988-168058c0acae}
Process Information:
Process ID: 0x0
Process Name: -
Network Information:
Workstation Name:
Source Network Address: 10.225.*.*
Source Port: 60428
Detailed Authentication Information:
Logon Process: Kerberos
Authentication Package: Kerberos
Transited Services: -
Package Name (NTLM only): -
Key Length: 0
This event is generated when a logon session is created. It is generated on the computer that was accessed.
The subject fields indicate the account on the local system which requested the logon. This is most commonly a service such as the Server service, or a local process such as Winlogon.exe or Services.exe.
The logon type field indicates the kind of logon that occurred. The most common types are 2 (interactive) and 3 (network).
The New Logon fields indicate the account for whom the new logon was created, i.e. the account that was logged on.
The network fields indicate where a remote logon request originated. Workstation name is not always available and may be left blank in some cases.
The authentication information fields provide detailed information about this specific logon request.
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A:Re: Did I catch someone accessing my PC remotely?

Mgroms, I created a new thread for you, but you'll have to add more information. What makes you think someone accessed your PC? What type of network are you on, home work, etc,. Which ver. of Windows are you using?

Are you accessing a network share called COMPIT and is there a user on your PC called User 1?

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I would like to be able to remotely access files, backup to a desktop, and possibly even stream videos/music (if possible). Also, being able to access files on the go (android device) is a plus. I was looking at one of these options:


Any thoughts on these?

A:remotely accessing files

I use this with my Android phone.


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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3001 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1308 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 225060 MB, Free - 181160 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JE51_MV, V1.03, Base Board Serial Number
Antivirus: Trend Micro AntiVirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I dont know if im in the right place to be posting this question but here i go. I NEED HELP!!!
I got a virus on my computer and i figured out that it was inside of windows system32 where i couldnt get rid of it easily. finally after days and purchasing 3 anti virus programs and reinstalling windows 7 loosing everything important i was able to somewhat get it gone. i believe now, considering my checking account had over $1,400 withdrawn out of it, that someone is remotely accessing my computer. im pretty computer smart having removed several viruses and what nots from mine and others computers but im at a loss for what i can do. after sitting on my computer all night tonight checking all my settings throughout this whole computer including command prompts changing everything to make sure nothing remote related was on just when i was thinking i did good i got onto the internet to do my "normal" activity and i keep getting messages that read. this service cannot accept cont... Read more

A:someone is remotely accessing my computer as well as my htc evo

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Someone is remotely accessing my computer on a continuous basis. The following unusual activities have been occurring on a constant basis:

I turned my computer on. I have a password to the log in. The password log in screen came up but I did not put the password in right away, I was doing other things. When I did put in the password and the desktop appeared, there was a file that was close on the desktop. When I went to open the file, the file disappeared. It was not a file that I had created.

The next thing that happened: I was downloading some material when I notice some previous downloads that I did not download. I went to the site of these downloads and the were in the UK. Shortly after that, the download icon disappear from my start up toolbar. Now when I go to download a file, the system asks me to save the file instead of downloading it and I don't know who to change this.

One time I was on my computer watching a movie, when I hear a sound (a sound like when you make an error). I hear that sound a lot even when I am not using the computer but the computer is on.

I am running Window Vista Home Premium operating system, McAfee Total Protection Anti-virus/anti-spam/firewall software.

I preformed a HiJackThis scan and a tcpview scan and have attached them to this post. Please help me secure my system.


A:Someone Is Remotely Accessing My Computer

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<==. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Please include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to resolve them.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Orange Blossom

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I have two offices that are about 4 hours apart. The office manager at one of my offices is constantly having problems with her computer.

I've heard people talking about remotely accessing another computer. Do I need special software to do this or is it built into Windows? My PC is running Win XP Pro SP1 and I'm not sure if her PC is running Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Pro. Both PC's have a dynamic DSL connection, and her office has a Linksys wireless router.

I hope someone out there can help me out, because it's really driving me CRAZY!! Thanks in advance.

A:Remotely Accessing another computer

that shouldn't matter much all she has to do is send you a remote desktop invitation for remote assistance.. you can learn all about remote desktop assistance here.. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/rmassist.mspx
now the other thing that you can do instead of having to worry about sending and recieving the invitations is buy a software program for remote desktop help called Net Monitor for employees.. i use it hear instead of having to do the windows remote version..you can get that here http://www.simtel.net//product.php[id]88542[cid]206[SiteID]simtel.net
or look around for something more suitable to your needs.. good luck dude

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Hi. I just started this account. I'm not sure where to put the details of my computer for you, but I put them in my "About You" section of Personal Details. Windows 7 64-bit. Intel Core i5

My computer has been waking up from sleep at night. I am not hugely computer savvy, but from I found out from one site to enter in the CMD: powercfg -lastwake. It says that Intel<R> 82579V Gigabit Network Connection last woke the computer.

I then started looking at processes running in the background, and I find RpcSs (Remote Procedure Call) running at the moment. Lately, I checked my FB account (which I am going to close) was logged in by an IP address a mile away. I am concerned, because there is a man in my sister's life who is kind of a stalker (and father of the children)... I am about to foster her children and I don't want him to have access to my computer.

Based on another site, I entered in the command prompt: sfc/scannow, and it said that "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix..." I cannot access the CBS log, because even my administrator account says "access denied".

Would anyone here be able to see if anyone has gotten a hold of my computer? This man has not physically been near my computer (unless he got in with the maintenance men), but he does know my address. I have run Kaspersky Critical Scan, and it doesn't come up with anything.

I just want to make sure no one is remotely accessin... Read more

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We have a TCP/IP-based LAN with 8 Win2000 systems and 1 Win2000 domain server, plus some other 98 systems, 2 NT 4.0 systems, and a 95 machine. We've been experiencing an inability to access any of our Win2000 systems over our network, excepting the domain server (which is fine). I posted about this about a month ago, thinking it might be a rights issue. I'm still not convinced it isn't, but I've had an open ticket with MS for 3 weeks now and am on my 2nd MCSE, and I think this guy is hiding under a table somewhere.... So...thought I'd try here again.

IP works -- I can hit ASP/HTML pages on this machines using a browser, and I can ping them. They show up in our WINS directory, and when I open up the Network Places, they show up. I've run a TCP/IP trace on it, and the MS folks sifted through it and indicated that it seemed the initial packet was reaching the site, and it would reply, but the reply wouldn't be acknowledged, so the connect would eventually time out and return a "workstation no longer available" message.

If I do a net use on our server, or on any of the NT/98/95 machines, it goes through instantly. But...on one of the 2000 systems, it hangs for a while and then returns a "System error 64 has occurred. The specified network name is no longer available."

Has anyone run into anything like this before? I've jiggled with access levels and protocal tweaks/disables/reinstalls for 3 months now, and nothing ha... Read more

A:Accessing systems remotely


Ok, I know the Technet article describes a situation opposite to yours, but the problem might be the same:

Error Connecting to Windows NT 4.0 with SMB Signing Enabled


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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I am a virtual assistant and am moving my office from California to Idaho. I will need to be able to access one of my clientís computers from my new office. The client is networked in their office. The server has Windows 2000 Small Business Server running (I think) and the rest of the computers have Windows 2000 running. My computers run Windows XP. I will have high-speed access in my office, they have high-speed in theirs. I will not have the program I need to access on my computer. What is the best solution for accessing their system? The company has used PC Anywhere in the past, but Iím not really familiar with it. The people I know whoíve used it said it was very slowÖfrom what I understand it is a dial-up connection. Iíve talked with other virtual assistants who have used GoToMyPC.com or LogMeIn.com. However, I donít have any experience with either and donít know anyone whoís personally used them and am concerned about the safety/stability of those. Cost is a factor; I canít use something thatís too expensive. Speed is also somewhat of a factor, I know nothing will be as fast as working on-site but I also canít have something that is too slow.

There is also the possibility that I will need to access other clientsí computers at some point. Something that will be cost effective for doing this on occasion would be really nice.

Hope this makes sense.

Thank you

A:Remotely Accessing computers

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I routinely back up some files on a second XP system located on my LAN. Some of these files are located in my wife's 'Documents' directory, which I routinely access on my main system. I back up manually, via WIndows Explorer, copying each of the directories from my main XP system using the mouse and right click, then pasting it into a dated directory on the second system. This works fine if I'm doing it from my main system, but if I do it from the second (backup) system, I can only access directories not located under my wife's 'Documents' directory. When I try to do that, I get the popup 'Access Denied'. This happens despite the fact that her Documents directory is set to share via network, and the Windows firewall is set to allow the folder to be shared on the network. I checked and confirmed these setting via (right-click) on Properties > Sharing via Windows Explorer.

When I still couldn't access the directory from the second PC, I disabled the 'Read Only' setting at the General tab at Properties, hoping that might help. When I applied that change (to all subdirectories as well), the OS spent several minutes setting the change down the line, then left the 'Read Only' box unchecked. But when I exited Properties and then re-entered it, the box was checked again. This is only a minor nuisance, but if someone can explain this to me, I'd appreciate it. My main concern is the inability to access my w... Read more

A:Problem accessing files remotely

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Sorry if this is posted in the wrong section:
I will be going on vacation to Mexico in December and do not want to bring my two external HDDs with me for the week. I do not want to bring them on the plane.

I have been looking into pogoplug devices and the raspberry pi (making it into a NAS).

I want to be able to access my HDDs securely over the internet. I have low-medium size budget (below $50.00).

What is better pogoplug device or raspberry pi?

I was leaning towards the raspberry pi because I was thinking of getting for other projects in the future.

My main HDD is a 3TB Seagate FreeAgent Goflex Drive.
Both HDDs are mac osx extended.

I do not want to reformat my drives.

What are opinions of the experts/community?


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I have Luma cameras that can be seen remotely via their app om my phone and iPad. When I go to https://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/open-ports/ to check if the port for the cameras is states that it is. When I enter in the IP Address and port number in a web browser it doesn't load the cameras. It used to do that before I installed a new Edgerouter X.

Any suggestions on why I can view the cameras via the Luma app but not the IP Address is appreciated.

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I have xp pro at work with satellite internet on our lan. I want to try using remote access to access and help a friend running xp HOME. Does RA come with xp home? Is it something she can download from microsoft and install anyway? She's a total noob when it comes to computers, so I was thinking to be able to help her this way.

May end up using PC Anywhere but... I was looking for a reason to delve into remote access, which I've never used. I signed up for the trial of gotomypc, which I am NOT going to keep because of the VPN lag of satellite connections. But she would also have to have it for me to try using it.

Although, maybe she could sign up for the trial and cancel once I've looked at her system.

A:Remotely Accessing an XP Home Puter

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Well, the title more or less states it all. I'm using window XP right now and I have VNC server on my desktop that is connected to a router (Linksys WRT54g)

I want to be able to access my desktop remotely from an outside network, aka a computer that isn't connected to the LAN.

Is this possible? And if it is, can anyone tell me how to set it?

A:Remotely accessing computer with VNC behind router?

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What do I need to do to be able to log into my home computer from somewhere else?

I have a router, I can access that remotely, I have a web cam attached to the router, I can access that remotely. I have the computer set for remote desktop, although I'm not sure I can get to that outside of my network (so I probably have something configured wrong) but, isn't there a way that I can access it directly without using remote desktop?

A:Help with accessing server computer remotely

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Hi, I have an IB-NAS4220-B nas server.
I want to be able to access it remotely via the internet.
I used to be able to do this using my Virginmedia modem & a netgear 824 router.
My netgear router failed, so I got a superhub from Virgin.
Whatever settings I tried with the superhub, I have been unable to access my nas from the internet.

I had another try today, which has half worked. If I try to access it now, it comes up with the login & password screen as it should, but when I try to log in, it only seems that it will only sign in with the admin account (i may be wrong with this cos I only tried another username once & I rushed it).
The main issue with todays attempt, is that when I signed in to the admin account, The IB-NAS4220-B web interface was shown instead of it signing in to the file server.

The nas is set up as it should be & has a static ip address - The prob is almost definitely with the router or its settings.

Any help to sort out these probs will be much appreciated.
I am not very good at explaining things, so i hope somebody understands this post


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A few days ago, I suddenly needed some important files which were stored only at my computer at home. But very unfortunately, I was very far away from it. To avoid future issues, I am thinking to set up a connection which enables me to access ( perfect if I can even modify files) my drive at home. Now I need some networking opinions on my current idea and/or some better ideas.

I can't leave my computer on while away from home. So I am thinking to get a NAS and install a hard drive in it. This NAS must have a function that allows remotely access to the drive in it, correct?? And it should let me set up a username and password for accessing.

But, I have a few worries on it. Is this this kind of connection easy to be hacked? Can I install any security software to protect my drive from being infected and hacked? I don't know if I can cuz there's no OS installed in it. Will any of my files be stored on the internet cuz i am getting it via internet? It's a reason why I dont want to use online storage. Finally, does every NAS has a remote access function or do only some NASs have it?

If anyone have opinions or better ideas, please leave them here. Your words are definitely helpful and valuable to my set up. I highly appreciate it!

A:Accessing At-home Drive Remotely

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How can I find out and stop them?
I'm sure they're watching this too.

A:Someone is remotely accessing my computer via the internet.

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I have Windows 7 on my PC, and recently had my house searched by the police, who got an anonymous tip that I had marijuana. Their case didn't get them what the tipster promised, and I am concerned that they put something on my computer in the hopes of finding me doing something illegal in the future (This happened a few days ago.). I know, this sounds really sketchy and paranoid, but I'm a newspaper publisher and the accusations probably stemmed from someone I made mad.
Is there anything I can do to make 100% sure that my computer is secure and there aren't hidden processes running that would violate my privacy? I do not do anything illegal on this computer, and I'm not attempting to try to do anything illegal, I just want to know that my accounting and business files, and my newspaper articles, which need to be secure to protect my sources when I need to protect a source are all secure and no one's snooping on my private business. 
I have run Malware Bytes once, and it found 7 items. I restarted like it said to do. I don't see any processes running that I don't recognize, or that I didn't google and find they are probably something my husband put on the computer himself to increase download speeds. I use avast for anti-virus. There IS suddenly a weird LOOK to my desktop. The icons look weird, my computer's default font is now less readable, and the Start button looks like XP or maybe something older. It didn't look like this yesterday. 
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I am going to try to make this as simple as possible.

One DVR machine (A)with networking capabilites will try to be accessed remotely on a laptop (B)wirelessly. Now, there is distance between point A and B, no phone lines, no power, no internet, nothing. The location this DVR will be installed is in the middle of nowhere, and power will be obtained through solar power. Now, i am told that I will need a wireless bridge that will connect to the DVR at point A, and a wireless router connected to the laptop at point B. Linksys routers and bridges will be used. The final goal is to be able to access the DVR remotely to view camera footage, using the laptop at Point B. This is done by means of our remote viewing software, which requires us to log in to the DVR using the router IP where the DVR is located. But, if there is only a bridge present in that location, what IP would we use??

How can we without a doubt make a wireless connection between the two machines in order to log in?

Edit: There is a distance of about 30 ft.

My wireless networking skills are very limited, any help is appreciated. Thanks.

A:Remotely accessing a DVR with a laptop wirelessly.

Well you would need some type of Internet connection on both ends for this to work.

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I have an email account on an Exchange server and I know the server name, the account name, the domain and the password.

On my iPhone I just told it that information and it got at all my emails. On my android tablet I can use the email app with a user name od domain\username and I can get at the email. No matter what I try I just CAN'T get at it using any windows method!

I've tried using Outlook but it complains that it can't set up the account probperly because it's not connected and I don't *think* I want to use Outlook Anywhere because I'm not trying to do this over HTML.

I've tried using Thunderbird according to what I've read on the web and I've tried using Gmail, all to no effect. I've tried downloading several alternative email programs all to no avail. It simply keeps telling me that the server didn't respond in time. It's using SSL, which has been specified in all cases.

How can it be so simple of iOS and Android to manage this and so totally impossible for Microsoft to access its own systems?

Any ideas gratefully received!

A:Accessing Exchange eMail remotely from Windows

I assume tha no-one else has the faintest idea either!

As far as I can make out Windows email programs are all designed to work with POP3 or IMAP for email and nothing will work remotely with MAPI directly (or at least nothing I've found). There are some applications that will work with OWA (i.e. accessing MAPI type functions through a web interface) but that requires the server to be supporting this.

It seems that iOS and Android (and I suspect, linux) all support MAPI synchronisation but nothing on the Windoze platform!

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I will be going on vacation to mexico soon and would like to know if I can use my raspberry pi to access my external hard drives remotely.

I want to be able to use my macbook pro to access my hard drive (located in CA USA) and download or add files to it.
I don't want to download all the files on the drive (which is 3TB), but only want to download the files I want to download.

My drive is 3TB and is formated for mac use.

What is the best way to do this? also what is the best way to access my rpi from outside my local network? What the most secure way?

Local network:
modem--> wireless router-->ethernet-->switch->>ethernet-->rpi

A:Accessing external hard drives remotely?


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At my work place I have two monitors, the second one connected with EVGA adapter using UV+ driver. When I access my work computer from home remotely, the next day one of the monitors is off (randomly either primary or secondary). I have to reset all the properties again or restart the system. This is really annoying since I frequently remote from home. I tried changing the adapter, reinstalling the driver. But its still the same. Someone please help !!


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I am using Remote Desktop Access to access my PC at work from my laptop at home which is behind a security enabled Linksys WRT54G wireless router.

Although I have enabled my PC at work to be remotely accessed and I have been successful in accessing it when I am on the WEP secured wireless network at work, I cannot access it when I am home.

I have seen several posts related to this but nothing seems to work. A step by step directions to get this solved would be great.

I am sure everything is in order in the work computer but there is probably some configuration with the Linksys router that is not allowing me to use Remote Desktop Access.

A:Accessing work PC remotely from behind a Linksys router at home

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Hi !
Strange behavior after converting from WindowsVista to Windows7
when trying to access a Word2007 document on a remote server

Added the "https;//xxx.yyy.zz" as a trusted adress within IE8
Now, before access is permitted i have to do 4 extra useridentifications
then word will start and I can wiew the document ???????????

Earlier when Using Vista = no problems

Found an article MS KB943980 You are prompted to enter your credentials when you access an FQDN site by using a Windows Vista-based client computer that has no proxy configured but
its for Vista. The "hotfix" wont install (not for this version of Windows)

even more strange is that, if i click "cancel" and not "OK" at the first extra login
there will be only 1 extra login ( not 4 ) before I can watch the document

and at last, when using "Firefox" theres no problems at all, worddocument shows directly.

anyone noticed this behavior ?


PS! Maybe this question should be in another forum ( clientsecurity, internet ?? )

A:forced to do multiple logins accessing Word remotely !

Hello Tommy Welcome to SF,

I guess you could disable that feature not 100% sure but worth a try.

In your IE go to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Local Intranet > Custom Level

Under there scroll toward the end you would find an option "Automatic Logon with current Username and Password" select that and so the same for Trusted site as well.

Hope this helps,

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Since upgrading to Windows 7, my video controller was not being recognized, and I was unable to take advantage of the extended desktop option. Also, if I remotely accessed this computer from work, disconnected after I was finished, and then came home and attempted to login from home, the computer would not wake. I would have to rdp into it from another machine and force a reboot.

After upgrading my video drivers, all these problems were resolved. However, now I receive a physical memory dump error whenever I attempt to RDP into it while I am logged in with one of my user accounts. Also, if I am logged into the machine via RDP and I attempt to wake the computer and log in from the PC the itself, as soon as my password is authenticated, I receive the physical memory dump error. Basically, in order for me to access my computer before or after an RDP connection, the computer must be at the windows login screen without an active user account in session.

Any ideas on how to resolve this issue?

Pentium 4 2.8ghz
3gb RAM
ATI Radeon 9200 SE

A:Physical memory dump blue screen error when accessing PC remotely

How to find and post your Minidump Files:

My Computer > C Drive > Windows Folder > Minidump Folder > Minidump Files.

It is these files that we need (not the folder). Attach to your next post the five most recent dumps. Notice the Manage Attachments button at the bottom when you go to post the next time. You can Zip up to five files per Zip; if you only have one or two you don?t need to zip them, just attach as is. Please do us a favor and don?t Zip each one individually.

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I don't know if i'm posting in the correct group. Bot network and sharing are issues so I guess I can't be verry wrong.

I've a netbook (win7 starter) and want to print on a printer (canon ip4600) attatched to an Vista computer. The printer is installed on the netbook and it does work, but only one user (me ) can print. All other users logged in on the netbook can't. The printer does not resond.

Filesharing to a nas and to the VistaPC works fine for all users.

The printer is installed (logged in as me) on a local port (\\VistapPC\CannonPrinter) I installed the latest drivers from the Cannon website

Even after removing the printer and reinstalling (logged in as son) has no effect. Only user "me" can use the printer.

All my computers are connected to a homenetwork (Dlink Dir-635). The VistaPC wicht has the printer connected has a wired connection.

Can anyone help me so my son can print too?

A:shared printer - only one user has access

Make sure that the printer driver is installed into windows vista computer and is compatible, disable the firewall on the main computer and windows vista computer.

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Someone please help me.  Ok so heres the story.  Well I've been suspecting someone somehow has access to my cpu and knows exactly what I am doing.  I typed in my IP address in a browser to access my router and noticed it didn't have a password.  Only to log onto my internet requires a password.  Under system settings UPNP was enabled when it shouldn't have been.  Also as I was looking through my network preferences, I noticed that under "bypass proxy settings for these hosts & domains" I see something listed which was never there.  I deleted it but all I remember is it said "local" on there.  Also the "use passive ftp mode pasv" box was checked.  Does anyone know what kind of information this person could have got from me?  My emails password has been changed, I recovered it and checked the IP addresses that accessed it.  Theres no other IP address other than mine that accessed it.  My other one hasnt been recovered yet.  Any help is appreciated.  Thanks.

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I have no idea how to set this up. I am connected to the router directly. I have an Epson R320 printer connected to my Pc with Windows 7 installed. My wife is in another room remotely connected with Vista installed. To put it simply how can I set up our computers so she can use my printer?

A:Use Printer Remotely

You need to set up a network (Workgroup) and share the printer.
Don't get sidetracked by the Homegroup feature, which isn't applicable to Vista.

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I am starting to believe this isn't possible, but I figured I would ask.

I got a standard user, Alice. She is logged in and she is using Thunderbird. Great.

I log in to her system remotely with PSEXEC with my admin user, STEVE.

As Steve, I can kill Alice's Thunderbird with: TASKKILL /F /IM Thunderbird.exe


How do I go about starting it again on Alice's screen using my STEVE user? I don't want to add any startup scripts. I don't want to add any "next time you log on it, this will happen" stuff. I just want to be able to execute it remotely and poof like magic it appears on Alice's screen just as easily as I killed it.

This needs to happen without knowledge of Alice's password. I've tried RUNAS which has got to be the most useless tool ever created as it requires the admin to know the account of the other user. I also don't believe RUNAS will make the program run in another users session.

Thanks for any help/suggestions

A:Execute program as another user remotely?

It seems like a security breach to run a program as another user without knowing the user's password. Otherwise Jill could run a browser to porn sites on Jack's account and get Jack fired.

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I'm having a problem getting a shared USB multifunction printer to work over my network. It is shared as hpoffice.

The printer is connected to a system running WinXP pro. It works OK from that system. From a a wireless laptop also running WinXP pro, i add the printer via printers and faxes->add printer.
then i select ad a network printer->browse for a printer.

the printer shows up in the dialog box as \\puff-max\hp office g series.

i select it and it shows as ready. i click next and it tells me i'm about to connect to a printer and it will in stall a print driver. i click yes, it asks if i want to use this as a default printer. i select no. it tells me i've sucessfully completed setup.

Now, when i try to print a test page to the printer. i get the following msg:
test page failed to print. would you like to view the print troubleshooter for assistance?

How do i get this to work?

A:Can't print remotely to shared USB printer

Hi and welcome. Have you tried setting it as default?

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I want to add a user to their PC's local power users group so they can do certain things on the PC that they can't do now. I know that in NT this could be done, and although I don't remember off hand how to do it in NT I know that if I were dealing with NT I could fumble my way through it. How do you do this in W2K in an AD environment?

A:Remotely adding user to local group...

The NT way would be to place a batch file on the PC that you want the user in that local group. The batch file would contain the command "Net user <username> <localgroup> /add" (maybe not exact syntax) but you could test it to see if it works in W2K. If not there may be a tool in the resource kit.

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Here is the code that I found for user accounts using the search for user accounts. There should be only two user accounts- Richard and Guest. Also, If you can tell me how to figure out the ip address of who did this, that would be great too.
This was done remotely. I'm a begginer novice so if someone can interput this and send how to fix it my email address is [email protected]K YOU!!!!!!!
- <Report>
- <Section name="User Accounts">
- <Table name="registryKeys" level="1">
- <Header>
<Data name="registryKeysQuery" class="string" />
<Data name="registryKeysOpenResult" class="number" />
- <Header>
<Data name="registryKeysKey" class="string" />
<Data name="registryKeysValue" class="string" />
<Data name="registryKeysType" class="number" />
<Data name="registryKeysLookupResult" class="number" />
- <Table name="configurationFiles" level="1">
- <Header>
<Data name="configurationFilesQuery" class="string" />
<Data name="configurationFilesOpenResult" class="number" />
- <Header>
<Data name="configurationFilesFrom" class="string" />
<Data name="configurationFilesTo"... Read more

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Normally on my Windows (7) domain, if I remote into a machine where someone is already logged in, they get logged off when I knock them off. There's one computer, though, that disconnects the user instead of logging them off. This causes problems because some applications' licenses allow only one user at at time, so I get onto Windows successfully but the prior logged on user is still using the app's license. I can see the other user in Task manager under Users, but it won't let me log them off.
Is there some way I can force Windows to log off the current user at the time I'm logging in remotely?

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When I access the server or local workstation remotely my local printer does
not show. I checked the box before the login that says -optional
settings-"Enable documents on the remote computer to be printed on a local
printer". But it still doesn't list it. I have tried this by logging in as
both the user and administrator. However if I terminal server into the
server and then access the workstation remotely it works. Is there some
other setting I am missing to get this to work through the vpn?

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I have a network laser printer on my LAN I'd like to access from a remote computer (WAN). The goal here is to print documents on my laser printer at home from a remote location not connected to my LAN.

Any ideas on what is the best way to do this? I have a fair amount of networking experience, but no experience with VPN/WAN networking.

Some extra info:

I have a static DNS so I can pinpoint my computer remotely.

I have a router with 3 computers and the network printer

I have PCAnywhere 11 and Windows XP on the computers involved with this project.

A:Printing remotely to a network printer over Internet

Is it a HP printer? JetDirect is a network protocol like any other so you could get away with forwarding appropriate ports to the printer in your firewall. I think the JetDirect printing port was 9100, but you should read up on that.

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Non-Admin User remotely shuts down the Host system
Description: Non-administrative users can remotely shut down a Windows XP Service Pack 3-based system by using the terminal service command TSShutdn.exe command from Win 7 system.

Host: CPU- Pentium[R] D 2.80 GHz
Operating System- Windows XP with SP3

Client: CPU - Pentium[R] D 2.80 GHz
Operating System- Win 7
Repro Steps:
Configuration on Host PC:Goto Computer Management (My Computer->Manage).
Create a local user (Non-Admin User)
Add the local user to the ?Remote Desktop Users Group?
Log Off from the host system (XP SP3)

Remote Login through Client PC:Login to the host system remotely using the Host system local user credentials (Created in step 2)
Goto command prompt type the terminal service command ?tsshutdn.exe?.
The system prompts ?The system will shutdown in less than 60 sec?.
The host PC is shutdown

Expected result: Local user (Non-Admin users) shouldn?t able to shut down the system remotely.
Actual Result: Local user (Non-Admin users) was able to shut down the system remotely.
The scenario is even true when the host is Win 7 and client is ? XP with SP3

A:Non-Admin User remotely shuts down the Host system

It ststes that it has been fixed in XP-SP2 and even in SP3, we need clarity for this...as we were able to reproduce this in XP sp3 and WIN 7....

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I have 2 network printers connected to my router, I'd like to be able to print to them remotely when I am away from home without having to keep a computer on 24/7 at home. I think this should be possible by configuring the ports on the router but I'm not sure exactly where to begin. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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