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Remote into a 2008 server from a Win 7 machine

Q: Remote into a 2008 server from a Win 7 machine

I have two windows 7 pro machines and 2 xp pro machines. Every once in a while I need to remote into the 2008 server at work. I can do that perfectly fine when I am using my XP machines. With my Windows 7 machines, I can remote into any workstation at work but it will not allow me to remote into the 2008 server. It asks me to enter my credentials (I try typing in the admin username and password but it doesn't work). It doesn't bring me to the usual full screen where I need to put the username and password to join the domain, a different box pops up asking me for credentials. From what I read, I can log onto 2008 server with Win 7. What am I doing wrong???

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A: Remote into a 2008 server from a Win 7 machine

Are you using the Remote Desktop Tool located in Start > All Programs > Accessories?

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server 2008 remote desktop connection,

i have a fresh installation of server 2008 at home, and i would like to remotly log into it from my workplace computer, that is about 20 kms away. the client computer is running windows xp and other one windows 7. my workplace computer and home computer are currently connected to the internet using a adsl connection. how do i remotely connect to the server?

A:Server 2008 remote desktop

If you must do a naked RDC connection, then you'll need to set up a port forward rule on your home's firewall to allow inbound connections on TCP port 3389 to the private IP address of your Server 2008. This is assuming your place of work does not have firewall restrictions preventing RDP connections outbound from their network.

A much more secure way to do this is to set up a VPN tunnel and then run a RDP connection to the server. Or at a minimum if your work place has a static IP address is to set up a firewall rule on your home's firewall to only allow RDP connections from the IP address of your work.

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I'd like to install Server Install Beta 3 to a dvd-less computer(from one computer to the other computer on my local network). Can this be done during installation,that is have the install pointed to the box on the local network? Would I be given this option?

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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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GPOs probably set correct, firewalls disabled for test purposes. I get this in the event viewer on the 2008 R2 machine (our administrative console server) when trying to connect to the W7 machine:
There was a problem interacting with COM object 833E4010-AFF7-4AC3-AAC2-9F24C1457BCE. An outdated version might be installed, or the component might not be installed at all.
This seems to indicate that Remote Assistance from 2008 R2 is trying to use Help & Support (the guid) instead of MSRA. Bug or am I missing something?

A:Problem using Remote Assistance from Server 2008 R2 to Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

This had to do with cryptolevels and was very specific to our environment. Not an issue any more.

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This is for RDP users

Hi, I am trying to "as Administrator", change a user password.  i get authentication error has occurred.  i was always able to check the box user must change password at next logon... then I would logon using the current password - then
be prompted to change the password... this doesnt work anymore.  It is possible a tech person made a change.
Can you tell me where to go to check settings that would allow this function to work again
Thank you, 

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Hi All,
I have a home system and work system both of them are same version windows 2008. At work I have the three monitors and at home I have same number of monitors. At work I have no problems extending my desktop onto all the three monitors, when I get home and try to log into work using RDP i can only extend the display to two monitors. While using the RDP from my home I use the option full screen and it still displays it only on two monitors and the rest of the space is grey.

I have learned that under the group policy editor I can use the option remote desktop services I can edit the number of monitors I can use. When I use the gpedit.msc on my work desktop I dont see the option of RDP. And the screen display option is greyed out at 4096*1024. I googled a bit and found out that I can download the ADMX templates and install them, even after installing the hotfix i am still missing the RDP option where i can change the number of monitors.

I am not sure how to proceed and why the work system is missing the RDP option in the first place, can you please point me to the right direction,

Thanks alot all you guyz !!!!


What happens if you try Teamviewer? RDP does have a lot of limitations.

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We connect to the server remotely with XP Remote Desktop... previously we had 2003 version and had no problem...the "local resources are all checked off, but I am not sure if the person who is maintaining the server has not provided the proper permissions? Is there a setting that would let you connect but then not access your local drives?

* I can see tsclient but for example previously \\tsclient\c would get me to the C drive, now I get an error

A:Windows Server 2008 can't see Local drives/Printers with Remote desktop

anyone have an idea? I am totally lost, I even logged on as Admin it still said I had no permissions to add a printer and still could not see the Drives on my LOCAL PC ( that is remotely connecting)!!??

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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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In the DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS) there is a test for event tracing (#V31026). 
The STIG indicates that if you are running Win 2008 the absence of etwenable = false is not a 'finding' because event tracing is enabled by default (on 2008 servers) and it should be enabled and running.
Is this the same for windows 2008 R2 Enterprise Server?
I cannot find the element etwenable in my 2008 R2 Enterprise server test system, it does not exist.
Does that mean the requirement for the STIG is met, and event tracing IS enabled by default on Win 2008 R2 Enterprise Servers?  No further action is required to enable? 

Is there an easy way to verify it actually is enabled?  Check registry value, run script?

Excerpt from the STIG:
Microsoft Dot Net Framework 4.0 STIG
Rule Title:  Event tracing for Windows (ETW) for Common Language Runtime events must be enabled.
STIG ID: APPNET0067  Rule ID: SV-41075r1_rule 
Vuln ID: V-31026
Severity: CAT II Class: Unclass
Beginning with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, ETW Tracing is enabled by default and the "etwEnable" setting is not required in order for Event Tracing to be enabled. 
An etwEnable setting of "true" IS required in earlier versions of Windows as ETW is disabled by default.
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William C. ?BC? Davis PMP, CISSP, IASO
Lead Infosec Engineer/Scientist
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how can i remove all my old computer programs from my new hp slimline desktop260-po26 . mircosoft keeps loading all my old computer stuff everytime i hook up my att internet connection 

A:how to remove window server 2008 2008 sp1,sp2 vista,sp1,sp2,...

chuck5014 wrote:how can i remove all my old computer programs from my new hp slimline desktop260-po26 . mircosoft keeps loading all my old computer stuff everytime i hook up my att internet connection Could you clarify what you're having a problem with?   Post a screenshot if possible.

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I am having the KMS Server with Server 2012 KMS Key,which is hosted on Windows server 2012 R2.

We need to update the KMS Server 2K12 Key to 2K16 KMS Key, Is there any way to Get the detail that the key will activate these OS Versions?

MBAM Report Feature Error Alert

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While I'm still stabilising the overclock on my PC, can I ask if anyone has installed Visual Studio 2008 & SQL Server 2008 on Windows 7 x64 7600? If you do get any hiccups during install but manage to install it, does it run alright? Any problems? I'm interested in C# and ASP.NET development only. Thanks.

A:VS 2008 & SQL Server 2008 compatibility

Get the service packs. They run just fine.

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I have 2 servers; windows 2000 & windows 2008, I can always access them via XP but my system 7 home can't authenticate. It appears to add the domain name as a preamble my user name in the authentication....does this make sense?


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We have a requirement to get the windows services from one of our remote server. We already have a group with admin rights on that machine and users added to it. But while fetching the services from that details we get below error.
We are using C#.net to fetch the services.
InvalidOperationException Was caught
Cannot open Service Control Manager on computer :"". This operation might require other privileges.

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Hi, I am going to install windows 2008 server on the IBM server x3650 7979 and couldn't get the supportive RAID Serv as the I am currently got the IBM ServerGuide Setup and Installation CD version 7.4.17 for adaptec RAID controller 8K but it does not have windows 2008 server option. Do assist me in this regard. thanks

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I have a Access 2000 database residing on one sever and an installation of SQL Server 2008 residing on another. Both servers are running Windows Server 2003. I created a linked server using the code below. When I run EXEC sp_tables_ex 'PropCont' I get the following,
"OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80004005: The provider did not give any information about the error.].
Msg 7399, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_tables_ex, Line 13
OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' reported an error. The provider did not give any information about the error."

I tried changing the code to specify my account information, which has Administrative privileges on the domain and I get,
"OLE DB error trace [OLE/DB Provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' IDBInitialize::Initialize returned 0x80040e4d: Authentication failed.].
Msg 7399, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_tables_ex, Line 13
OLE DB provider 'Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0' reported an error. Authentication failed."

Originally I was getting an error that said, "The workgroup information file is missing or opened exclusively by another user" I found an article on line that suggested I do the following,
"1. Open SSMS
2. Expand Server Objects, Linked Servers, Providers
3. Double click the provider (Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0)
4. UNTICK the "Allow inprocess" option"
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A:Linked Server from SQL Server 2008 to Access 2000 db gives error

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As my final project for the year i am setting up a server that we will eventually move all our computers on to. I am using a poweredge 2900 as a server with windows server 2008 installed. As of now i have 2 computers connected to the domain which they can log on to.

- what i need help with
- How do i give all users access to programs?
- Each student needs to have access to her own drive through the server not locally.
The client computers are connected to a switch using dhcp.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:setting up a server for school help (windows server 2008)

I'm quite sure your instructor/teacher did not intend for anybody but you to do the final project for the year and nobody else.

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We had:

1) 1 Windows Server 2003 running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 workstations.

We now want to have:

1) 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 server running Active Directory services to manage logon and permissions for file sharing.
2) 15 same workstations, with their same user profiles.

So I joined the 2008 R2 server to the domain, and then used the dcpromo tool to make it a domain controller.

Problem is, whenever I take the old server offline, (the 2003 one) everything flips out, logons are slow, and the 2008 server gives people trying to access shared files weird errors like that the server that authenticated them cannot be contacted, and asks them to log in again with their username and password before accessing shared files on the server.

What did I do wrong? I must be forgetting something.

A:Replacing a Windows 2003 AD DS server with a 2008 R2 AD DS server

1. Transfer all FSMO roles to your 2008 R2 server
2. Uninstall AD on 2003 server
3. You can now permanently take 2003 server offline

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Hi guys,
What free Antivirus software for servers?
What free anti-malware would NOT be a good idea?
My friend has purchased a Poweredge server to act as a fileserver for a private network not connected to the internet..  He uses 2 laptops at the most  to access files on the server.
However at some points he will update Windows Server 2008 plus odd bits by temporaily hooking up to the Internet., and obviously leave himself open to malware etc. for a short time.
The cost of server Antivirus is very high and usually effective for 10 workstations upwards, and obviously he would appreciate keeping costs down.
I would appreciate thoughts on ideas for avoiding a costly solution.
Also, if he got Malware on it (e.g. Rootkit or Delta) would current Bleeping Computer tools (e.g. Rkill, RogueKiller etc) still work on the server - or does it require another approach? 
I am asking fior advice BEFORE he gets started while options are open.
Thanks in advance guys

A:Free Server Antivirus ? e.g. for Windows Server 2008

The answer is fairly simple. Just read the details on the site -
Microsoft Security Essentials is available for small businesses with up to 10 PCs.
• Microsoft Security Essentials:
Microsoft updated it’s free Anti-Virus solution at the end of 2010 to support Windows 2008/R2.
This is easily one of the better free offerings as Microsoft has updated this solution to complete directly with some of the biggest solutions, such as Mcafee and Symantec paid versions.

When downloading, simply choose Windows Vista / Windows 7, as Microsoft has yet to update the website.http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Regards -

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

A:Remote Server Not Accessible - Remote Procedure Call Failed

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

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Hi all
Have been a LONG LONG user of Linux as a server (hosting VM's XP / W7 mix) and file / print sharing.

I used to avoid MS like the plague as far as SERVER environments are concerned - probably because my first experince was Windows NT (Windows NeanderThal or Windows No Thanks) which was SO HORRIBLE that it put me off Windows servers for ages.

(Note I'm using a server in a HOME environment where we have around 8 machines (most of which are actually mine for testing -- not a corporate environment which has other considerations).

The problem now with the latest Linux distros that they are trying to be "A Better Windows than Windows". You can of course customize them but I haven't got the time or patience to do this any more. To select what packages to install / leave out now is a 100% pain and if you do it wrong the chances are the system will give errors.

I've looked at the new SUSE 11.2 -- slick and polished - bit I don't NEED "an alternative Windows".

I've just been looking at Windows Server 2008 R2 (got it from Technet) and I'm REALLY IMPRESSED with it so far. I've installed the STANDARD version - you don't need datacenter or Enterprise version for a home server.

It runs vmware server on it just fine (although I might go the whole hog and use the Hyper-V virtualisation -- need to do a bit more research).

I'm quite happy letting MS do the updates than having to mess around with Kernel compiles etc.

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A:Windows 2008 Server or Linux for server

Windows servers have come a very long way in the last few years, I will never use a linux server ever again.

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Hope this is the right place to post this

Just set up server 2008 r2 on a older box I had that I was using for a few things. Tried Linux but became tThanks of a pain for such simple tasks. Here is what I'm using it for.

Csgo server
Mumble server
Media server?

My main concern was for media server to stream to few devices in the house. I was thinking plex. Does anyone have any other ways I can go about it.


A:Server 2008 for home server... Opinions please.

Not sure what opinions you want. All I can say is that you don't need server 2008 R2 to complete your desired tasks. Any basic Windows client OS should work.

EDIT: It should be noted that Windows Server OS's are enterprise standards therefore a lot of home license applications will not install unless it is open source. You will need to purchase enterprise licenses of software for them to be installed on the server. This is particularly important with Anti-Virus solutions.


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I'm trying to decide between Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2008 R2 for my home server PC. Ordinarily it would be a clear cut choice, but I've got a free copy of Server 2008 R2 through my academic MSDN subscription. I'd like to avoid spending extra money if Server 2008 R2 would do the job. But I'm willing to buy Home Server should it prove necesary. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

A:Windows home server vs Server 2008 R2

Server 2008 R2 is a more fully functional product. You will be able to do similar things, but it might be a little more involved getting it set up and working. Plus, if you are interested in IT, you could use the Server 2008 R2 experience....but you won't get hired for your knowledge on Windows Home Server.

My vote is Server 2008 R2 without a doubt.

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i have been using application(Visual Basic 6) in my office which uses SQL Server 7.0,now i wants to install windows 7 in my pc,i would like to know whether sql server 7.0 database can be restored in sql server 2008.pls guide me how to do the same

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Hi All,

I was wondering if someone could help me with an issue that I've been struggling with for some time.
The core issue\symptom is being unable to open roles or features in server manager (This is a VPS So cannot boot from CD to repair):


If I try to start the trusted installer I get this error:

I've been trying to follow two guides: Windows Modules Installer Error 126 - Fix
and System Update Readiness Tool - CheckSur.log File Analyzis

I've checked that the registry path is correct (HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Version):

Which matches the Trusted Installer ID (C:\Windows\WinSxS directory\

(Not sure why theres two folders...?)

Something odd I noticed, the missing components listed in the CheckSUR.txt file have no version numbers, just : ...31bf3856ad364e35_0.0.0.0_none...


Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.1.7601.22471
Package Version 22.0
2014-01-06 15:39

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist
(f) CBS Watchlist Component Missing 0x80070002 amd64_microsoft-windows-browserservice-netapi_31bf3856ad364e35_0.0.0.0_none_ad85f50a98427e27 Package_6_for_KB2705219~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ Package registry presence failed, possibly an orphaned package on package watchlist
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A:CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE (Server Manager) Server 2008 R2 Std

The Watchlist components are the things that tie together the Package files with the content - the registry entries are present, but the files aren't.
This creates a problem - as you've found out!
Please upload the full CheckSUR.Persist.log file, and I'll see what I can do about creating a fix - it may take a while!

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[My set up]

RDP Client (Win7) ------------------RDP------------------------> Remote Server (Win2016) with SmartCard(plug one card)

when I directly login win 2016 without via RDP, I can use the smart card to see the one card

But when I use Win7 to login win 2016 via RDP, I can't see any smart card

by the way, I have been set the RDP option / direction setting/ local devices and resources / smartcards / off

I want to use my Client (Win7) to connect
Remote Server (Win2016) via RDP 

and I must plug the one card in Server (Win2016)

How can I do?? Thanks everyone and any comment.

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Hi all,

I'm new to this, so please bear with me. I have a machine that has been hit with the Antivirus XP 2008. Spent a good part of the day "cleaning house" etc. to get the machine back to working order.

I have managed to clear the bogus "splash screens" etc that get thrown out there with Antivirus XP, however I now have a problem with very slow performance and no ability to work with my printers at all. I keep getting an error popping up relating to the Data Execution Prevention. Wondering if/how I can get past this. I suspect that the Antivirus XP 2008 is the culprit.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.



A:Antivirus Xp 2008 On A Windows Xp Machine

Welcome to Bleeping maryn

So as not to duplicate efforts, what programs have you used to try to clean this infection?

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Thank you right up front for you help.

I get repeated pop-ups warning that my machine is unprotected.
They seem to clone legitimate windows security center warnings.
Closing the warning window spawns a new instance of IE7 directed to <http://antispyspider.us/119>
Trying to run REGEDIT or TASK MANAGER creates a message that the Administrator has disabled that function.

The first day this all seemed to originate from Malware Protector 2008. It downloaded with what I thought was a legitimate ActiveX update.
Today a program called Advanced XP Defender showed up. I killed it with Process Explorer and have not seen it since. But the Malware Protector 2008 pop-ups are constant.
I kept them at bay while performing your 5 step process to get to this point. (7 hours so far)

I went through several steps from other websites yesterday to get rid of MP2008.
I deleted .exe files, .dll files, and cleaned registry entries.
I downloaded Process Explorer to circumvent the trouble with Task Manager and I found that immediately after a Sybot Search & Destroy scan, I was able to get into Regedit, but I had to get in quick.

So now I can no longer see the files I cleaned up yesterday, yet the script continues to repeat

Below is the DSS Main.txt
Attached are the DSS Extra.txt
and the Panda ActiveScan.txt as requested

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Maloy on 2008-06-17 13:40:20
Computer is in Normal Mode.
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A:Malware Protector 2008 has taken over my machine

Hi and welcome to TSF.

My name is Iain and I will be helping you clean your system.

You may wish to Subscribe to this thread (Thread Tools > Subscribe to this thread) so that you are notified when you receive a reply.

Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix. You should not have any open browsers or live internet connections when you are following the procedures below.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here or here

Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.Be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
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I have been at this for six hours now. This is part of what I have tried. Unistall, I do not have permission. I have tried to go on DOS and do it, deleated temp files but to no avail. I have tried Hijack this but not sure which files to delete. I have also tried Malwaresbytes, it did find a trojen and removed ubt my computer is still infected.What i my next step?Here is the log from Hijack this.Scan saved at 3:34:46 PM, on 6/15/2008Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16681)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\sttray.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exeC:\Windows\System32\wpcumi.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\DELL AIO PRINTER 946\DLCImon.exeC:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.EXEC:\Wind... Read more

A:Antivirus 2008 Still Infecting My Machine

Hi, Welcome to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Renato Mejias, and I will help you to solve your problems .You might want to save this page on your favorites, so you can find it again when you return.Please take note of the following:I will be handling your log and helping you, please do not make any system changes yet.The process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean. Be patience.The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machineIf there's anything that you don't understand, please ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.

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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 created the following performance counter using logman.exe. 

logman.exe create counter US_Triton_Perf_Log -b 9/23/2015 09:30:00 -e 9/30/2099 18:30:00 -r -s $server -si $frequence -cf $folder\$server.txt -f $logtype  -o C:\local\logs\Perfout_$Server --a -v mmddhhmm  -rf  $max_duration

When I do this across multiple servers specifically for Windows Servers 2008/2012, the counter is created to repeat and run everyday at 930PM and stops running everyday at 430PM. This works perfectly fine as intended. However, When I do this for a Windows
2003 server, my created counter is very different.
For example, in this case, I have set to the counters to start at 930AM and end at 1830PM, because I have set a maximum duration of 9 hours, the job terminates and begins on the next day, since I have the repeat option on. However, this does not apply to
our 2003 server; logman creates the job to run once a week in this case it would be on a Wednesday. In addiiton, I noticed that the job doesn't not even start at it's indented time. It actually does not start at all. I also notice that the jobs on all windows
2003 servers are created in a pending status, which then prevents me from removing the counter remotely. 

I would like to know if windows 2003 is capable of working like my win 2008/2012 servers using logman, and if historically, the job has to be kicked off through scheduled task. 

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Hey all,

I'm inexperienced with Windows Server 2008 and am setting up a "lab" or test server here at the company I work for's network.

In the intial configuration process, when setting up the Active Direct Domain Services, I'm stuck at the DNS server

Questions are...

-Do I install it?
-Will this interfer/mess up things with our main file server?

Sorry, a bit amateur with this stuff

Any help is appreciated

A:Windows Server 2008 - DNS Server..?




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I have a Windows 7 Professional virtual machine deployed in VMware Workstation 7.1.4 and hosted on a Mandriva Linux 2010 installation.

The Windows 7 virtual machine is connected to a host-only network which includes a Windows 2000 virtual machine and the Mandriva host. Communications among the host only network is not a problem; the systems do talk to each other without problem.

I have deployed MSSQL Server 2008 Express on the Win7 VM.

I want to access this server instance from either the Linux host or the Win2K VM, at my discretion. In order to do this, I have enabled TCP/IP in MSSQL, and I have specified that the port to be used is 1433, and I have disabled dynamic ports for the external IP address. I also have started the SQL server browser service, though this doesn't seem to matter.

When I start the SQL Server Management Studio on the Win7 VM and tell it to connect to the server on the same VM using a TCP/IP connection, it connects immediately and reports that it is indeed connected using TCP/IP.

However, when I try to connect to that server from either the Win2K VM or the Mandriva host, I get a "connection refused" message (or a "cannot establish connection" message, depending on the tool I use). This usually heralds a closed port, and when I do an nmap scan of the Win7 VM from Linux this is what I see:
[email protected]:jiml> sudo nmap -A
[sudo] password for jiml:

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A:remote connections to MSSQL 2008 express

OK, I just took a look in the event log, which I should have done before, and it turns out that in spite of what I set the port to, MSSQL has chosen to use port 50490.

I note that nmap did not identify that port as open. However, I am able to connect to it. Now all I have to do is work out the authentication issues.

But, I want MSSQL to use the port that *I* want it to use. Why would it be using this port when I tell it to use that port?

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I am logged in to Server 2008 R2 and attempting to logon to a Windows 7 Pro workstation using Remote Desktop. If the account I use to log on to the Win 7 machine has Domain Admin privileges, I can log on successfully. If I use an account lacking Domain Admin privileges, I cannot log in.

But I need to log on without Domain Admin privileges for the tests I need to run.

I tried making the account a member of Remote Desktop Users group, but that had no effect.

I tried running gpedit.msc and adding the account to Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Allow logon through Remote Desktop" and running gpudate /force, but still could not logon to the workstation using RDP.

I'd appreciate any suggestions on how to allow remote logon from a non-Domain Admin account.

A:Remote desktop access to Windows 7 from 2008 R2

Hello Guy,

Try going into the Win7 Local Security Policy (access this from the Start Orb), then Local Policies>User Rights Assignment, locate Allow logon Locally and Allow log on through Remote Desktop Services then add the User you wish to Remote Access that Win7 computer.

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UPDATE: Forgot to mention that a 500gb external HD (previously was not infected) was attached for the whole thing (from before it got infected to now). Will it be infected? How can I fix the errors? Thanks.

Hi all,
Currently trying to fix a mate's machine that got infected from one mis-click of a pop-up, From what I can gather It may have been the "PC Virus remover 2008" one, and the symptoms are a red sheild with an X in the middle that has a balloon pop-up saying "You have a security Problem!" every 10-15 secs. It also ghosts the current window, meaning you need re-click it to become the active window. There are also many pop-ups and a few (though not sure if caused by this) I.E Page redirects (occasionally takes you to uk.findstuff.com). I ran ad-aware, and unfortunately it froze (but it had found 1232 infections when it had after 7 mins), but spybot found lots of stuff and removed a couple except ones it said it couldn't without a reboot. After a reboot it couldn't do it. The spyware has essentially made the machine unusable for the timebeing. So on with the log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:49:31, on 23/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Severly Infected with spyware machine - Might be from PC Virus Remover 2008

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Came back from vacation to find my desktop screen shows Spyware Guard 2008 on it when it boots up (as well as Windows Security Center, and some Error message). I have Windows XP Home. When I try to do anything the machine freezes up and I have to reboot.

I am writing this message from a laptop. I have downloaded mbam-setup ( to a CD and by booting up in SAFE mode I think I now have it on my desktop - however, I can't run it from Safe Mode, and can't get to the directory from normal boot up.



A:Spyware Guard 2008 virus? machine freezes after booting up

Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.Please download DrWeb-CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:Double-click on drweb-cureit.exe to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current versionRead the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.The Express scan will automatically begin.
(This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All.When complete, click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
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I have a file server at home with a Quad core, 4gb ram, and a 3tb of storage. It is running Ubuntu Desktop and sharing video files primarily. From my school I have access to a free copy of Windows Server 2008 R2. Other than the server I have 2 Windows 7 desktops, 1 Windows 7 laptop and 1 Windows Vista laptop.

I am interested in moving to a Windows setup as I am done with the ?Ubuntu? experiment. WHS looks like what I need, but I have a free copy of WS 2008 and I would miss the $50 for WHS. My goals can be described best as:

Need to Haves:
? File/media server (local network)
? Dedicated game server for various games for friends.
? Print server

Nice to Haves:
? Music/Video Streaming over the internet
? Automatic backup server
? File server over the internet
? Ability to manager other PC?s from the server

My ability as an admin:
? No experience
? Willing to learn and put forth initial effort to get setup
? Don?t have time to really spend more than 1 day moving from Ubuntu to the new setup.
? Don?t want to be stuck constantly screwing with things to get it right or keep it running.

What is going to be best option for my situation?

A:Help choose: Windows Home Server 2011 vs. Windows Server 2008 R2

Honestly, I use both in their proper settings, and unless you have a domain at home with multiple users, Windows Server 2008 R2 is overkill...and would require much more tweaking and add-in apps to do what you want. Given your write-up, WHS 2011 is the way to go. It does much of what you want out of the box, and is designed for people who don't want to become server admins (or at least not be forced to).

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Hello All,

I have a situation where I need to map a network drive on a remote server so that a scheduled installation can tale place from the mapped drive. For scheduling the installation I used the Schtasks.exe which has an option to create the scheduled task on a remote machine too using :

Schtasks.exe /create /S <remote computer name>

What I am interested in knowing is if there is any EXE file that can help me map a network drive on a remote computer in the same manner as schtasks.exe as there is no option for doing it in net.exe that is used for mapping a network drive. To avoid confusion let me put up :

machine that I want to map the network drive upon : ABC
Server on which i need to map the network drive upon : XYZ
Network path to be mapped : \\PQR

A:Using Net Use on a remote machine

Hi rahul1911,

The procedure should be possible. Here's a tutorial that may help as it contains additional commands and addresses share issues: How-To Map a Network Drive using Windows 7, Vista or Windows Server 2008.

I hope this helps. If not, check to make sure the server is sharing properly and that permissions are set to allow this to occur (you aren't prohibited from Group Policy or Active Directory) and/or that you are using an appropriate username and/or password if required.

Good luck!

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Hi all, I've recently promoted a Windows Server 2008 DC to primary and assumed all the AD and DNS rolls to it. It's working well and DNS is working on it. I have also forwarded the service providers dns to it.
The setup is that it's the only server handing out internal dns to 4 separate locations with 3 locations on Comcast and one on Windstream T1.
If the location that the server is at goes offline I loose internet access at the other three locations (and always did even with the original server). Work station's are setup with dynamic ip/dns.
We use Linksys RV042 VPN's and my thought is to setup the second dns on them to be Comcasts and in the one location WindStreams. However when I add the entry on the VPN routers I break internal name resolution of the PC's on the network and users have to use IP addresses of our Terminal servers.
What I'd like to do is have the other locations still have internet access even if the internal DNS server is down. Is there a way to do this? The RV042's have dual wan so maybe I could use the Failover with different dns numbers and have it go to the same modem or any other ideas?

Thanks as always in advance for any ideas,

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Anyone else having problems running Hyper-V on Server 2008?


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All I seem to be able to find is the x64 version of R2. Does anyone know if they're actually making a 32bit version?

A:Server 2008 r2 x86?

No, Server 2008 R2 is x64 ONLY

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I know this is a Win & forum but I am thinking about setting up a Win Server 2008 R2 server to learn how to administer a server. As you might guess I really know nothing about how to even get started and am not an IT person, just someone that likes to tinker with computers.

Can someone recommend a path ie books, classes, online classes etc to get me started?


A:Server 2008 R2

Ok you might think Im nuts, but look into the "For Dummies" Books I own a few myself and they are great for giving you ideas and hints on setting things up and remembering things with the way they are worded.
Also since 2008r2 is still so new it might be hard to find info on it. I would look into Server 2003 first then you can grab a book on 2008 since 90% of server stuff is just updated from one to another with added items here and there. Also grabbing the older copy will be a bit cheaper on the wallet then you can go from there about spending the extra cash.

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What is the default lease lenght used by a scope created in the windows Server 2008 DHCP Service?

A:Server 2008

I don't think the purpose of this forum is to do all your homework for you.


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anyone tried messing with server 2008 yet? was wondering if it would be worth switching my 2k3 server over to it, and what has changed? have heard some good and bad things about it(mostly good) but still not that convinced seeing as how my server works just fine for right now....

any thoughts?

A:server 2008?


I loaded server 2008 to play with for a couple of days... I WON'T use it for production. It's vista with active directory and I personally don't like it.

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Hey guys,

I have a scenario assignment i have to do. One part is driving me crazy as what I'm doing is not working..

Basically I have two server 2008's running. One the domain controller, the other a file server. They are both connected to each other through the domain 'augusta.globalgoods.local'. I have created the users and global groups i need to in the active directory and placed them in the appropriate places.

I have to create a shared network drive hosted on both of the computers. In order to get the permissions right, I have to create the domain local groups. This is where I get confused. The possibilities of the domain local groups are:
-globalgoodsusers - Read
-globalgoodsmanagers- Read
-globalgoodsmanagers - Full control
-Administrators - Full control

I am currently logged on as administrator and cannot create anything in the folders. the structure i have is USER>GLOBAL GROUP>DOMAIN LOCAL GROUP. Is this right?

Can someone walk me through how to properly install shared network drive with the appropriate permissions for the right user accounts?

Thanks, and sorry for the long post!

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