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Can't Connect to Remote Linux Server to Create Network Share

Q: Can't Connect to Remote Linux Server to Create Network Share

I have a hosted Linux server running CentOS 5 with Samba 3.4. Everything is setup and it is accessible via Linux machines by typing smb://ip.address/ in a Firefox address bar. I am trying to set up a local network share on a Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 computer.

I am trying to map the shared drive as a network drive and am having issues. Google provided a wide range of solutions, and thus far nothing has worked.

I have tried entering the IP address in 2 locations:
1. Map Network drive. I select a drive letter and type in the ip \\12.345.678.9\
It asks for credentials and I enter the user info for the user I created on the Linux machine. It thinks a moment then pops back up asking for credentials. It doesn't say they are invalid, just never goes through.
2. Connect to a website (under Map Network Drive). I type the IP http://12.345.678.9 and click connect and it pops up a dialog saying "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another".

I have tried creating a loopback adapter and trying to setup a connection via SSH using the guide found at http://www.nikhef.nl/~janjust/CifsOverSSH/VistaLoopback.html. After completing the tutorial (substituting my server IP address for the destination address given) I try using the Run dialog as indicated and get a "Windows cannot connect to.." error and the diagnose connection button. One thing that may be causing problems there is that the loopback adapter is labeled as an unidentified network and thus stuck as a public connection, and I am unable to change it. Searching for solutions to that brings up things I can't access (no group policy editor on Home Premium) or results in no change (setting DHCP server, which I tried setting to my router).

Most tutorials and suggestions follow similar lines (I posted the one I did because it was the most concise). I appreciate any input on how to resolve this issue. What additional settings or changes do I need to make? Is there a better tutorial showing how to achieve my goal, and if so where?

Thank you,

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A: Can't Connect to Remote Linux Server to Create Network Share

Anyone? I have been searching and can't seem to find anything else to try, hoping someone here has some suggestions.

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I want to connect my laptop to my windows computer only to access files.

I have a command line only install of linux so don't want to have to install X just to rdp.

I would like to ssh in. Is this the simplest way? I am only going to be in the other room of my apartment so do I still need to make a server for that?

I want to connect by wifi though rather than cat5.

So is making windows an ssh server the best way to go? In terms of security is making it a server any more of a risk than just being online normally?

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I am trying to setup a network on my Fedora3 pc to share internet with my other two
xp pc. I have charter as a isp need help. :hotbounce :hotbounce

A:Can I set up a network linux (Fedoracore3 to xp) and share isp need help

What kind of help?
What do you want to do?
What have you tried so far?
How are you sharing the internet between the XP PCs?

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I have several XP SP3 machines and keep them updated by Windows Update.

I have always been using remote desktop connect and sharing hard drives across them on a LAN, but both of these stopped working a week or so ago.

The Microsoft KB contains an article (kb948496) describing something similar for Windows Server 2003.

Is this same issue known for XP?

Does anybody know a reason why these two services stopped working and, better still, how to get them both working again?



A:[SOLVED] remote desktop connect and share stopped working

Are these computers on a domain or a workgroup? are they connected to the same network?

are any shares on them working? what happens if you try and share a folder? are you sharing folders at a local level with local users or domain users or groups?

as for remote desktop - have you checked ICF and made sure that the remote desktop service is not being blocked? check the user credentials you are using to make sure they still have the connect remotely user rights. Make sure remote desktop is still turned on.

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I have two Windows 7 Pro SP1 PCs connected on network at home, one workstation, the other used as a file-server. On the file-server I have a shared folder which is EFS encrypted.

I can connect and view this folder from the workstation (and see the encrypted files in it too).

But when I try and create / save / move files into this folder from Windows Explorer on the workstation I just get a permission denied error and can't do it.

I checked all permissions in Sharing settings on the folder on the server to tick everything for everyone and other users.

Both machines have got all the EFS certificates and keys installed (shown by the fact I can see the other files in the folder).

It must be something to do with the EFS because I can create / save / move files into other folders on file-server from the workstation.

What's going on? Where is the permission I am missing and is there any log of it at all in event manager so I can debug the cause of it?

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Hi, if you include a folder location in a library, a net share is created (full, everyone).

Can this "feature" be turned off? Or should I just can the libraries?!


A:windows 7 library policies? (don't create network share)

Interestingly, this 'feature' isn't being exhibited on my netbook... maybe tuneup utilities fixed this .. arguable security flaw

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Hey, I recently bought a VPS from the provider 'BinaryLane'. It is an unmanaged Linux server, and I am trying to connect to it via SSH (putty) and this is what happens:
"Network error, connection timed out".
I have entered the ip of my server with port 22, ive also tried port 1 and still I get this error.

This is the status of my server currently:

I have no idea what to do, need help ty

A:Unable to connect to Linux server via SSH

Have you contacted the provider to have them check to see if the Linux server has the SSH service setup and running?

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Hi All,
We've had a reference build for Windows 7 to capture up and running for years, no problems. We've not changed anything I can think of in this build for a good while. We generate a new baseline image every few months, installing all the latest patches in
it so it's patched before being installed in production. For years all so far so good!
Since the last time we did it, we're now getting it failing to install the apps (all hosted on a share on the same server as the deployment share), it quickly became obvious that the issue is when we're trying to connect to the server that hosts the deployment
and app shares we're now being prompted for credentials which we didn't used to.
To make it more interesting we look after another infrastructure, and the Windows 7 reference build there is still fine...
Any ideas?

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I have to make a security tunnel between Linux(server) and Windows(client).


Tunnel will be using to remote administration Linux server.

Is any Windows Client IPsec for Windows ?
I don't want use pptp(unsecure) and l2tp(SLES 10 SP2 hasn't l2tp demon support), only ipsec

Have you any solution ?

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I want to use a small Linux Server to store and syncronize my Calender and Contact data over different clients.
The clients can be Linux, Android, Windows Phone & Windows Desktop Outlook 2010.

The question is what free Server protocoll can I sue to archive this.
As I understand now all except for Outlook support CalDav & CardDav.

How can I get Outlook also to sync?
What protocol Outlook is speaking that can be provided by a Linux Server without extra payment?

A:What protocols to connect Outlook (2010) to a Linux Server

Take a look at Zarafa. I use it. Its the only linux mail server (that I found) that allows Outlook to connect via MAPI. The community edition has some limitations, but for home usage I say its awesome. Good Luck !

Best regards,

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When I open I2P it opens Opera and goes to a page saying Can not connect to remote server. I have Nod32 and Comodo Firewall. I disabled them both but still same thing. I also use DD-WRT.

I recently switched from firefox and chrome to opera because both chrome and firefox crash every two seconds on me now for some reason.

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I'm trying to connect to a remote server, which offers a backup service, using dedicated software and by using FTP.

I need to connect 2 computers to that service. Both machines were connected to the same LAN. Both machines are Windows 8.1 64 bits based. Both machines has Eset NOD32 Antivirus software.

First machine connects to the server flawlessly.

The second machine can't connect to the server.

On the error log file of the software I found the following:
0x8007274C = A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.

I eliminated router configuration problem, since the first machine connects.
I was trying to disable both Windows Firewall and the NOD32 Antivirus, but still no connection.

I was contacting the software tech support, but after connecting to my computer, they can't tell, why the connection always fails.

Does anyone has any idea where to look? What else can cause the connection issue?

Many thanks for your ideas.


A:Can't connect to a remote FTP server

Are you using a Web Browser to FTP, or using third party software to connect to the FTP server? Try WinSCP. WinSCP :: Free SFTP and FTP client for Windows

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First of all to not deter you from reading on this is not solely a WoW or gaming query. This problem is likely not experienced by anyone else but here goes...

World of Warcraft has just released a major patch, and it is ready for download. It should download automatically but for some reason it doesn't. I've been on the forums and it said to delete the launcher and repair. I repaired and got the error 'Cannot connect to remote server'. Also, on the launcher, it says (and has said for the past month) that it cannot connect to the news server. This leads me to believe for some reason I can't connect to WoW or whatever, even though I can play it fine and use the net for other things.
This is also happening with EvE online, I can't connect to the patch or news servers.
Again, I tried loading Black Prophecy (having just got my beta invitation) and when starting up the launcher it cannot connect to the news server, and when I try to patch it says cannot connect to the remote server.
Now this makes me think it is something wrong with my computer, and I don't have the foggiest idea where to start. I can use the web for everything I normally do, and I can still play games like WoW without issue, of course only until the patch goes live and I can't update my client.

I admit my description is hazy, but I will try answer any queries you have with the best of my knowledge. Thanks, this is driving me crazy!

A:Cannot connect to remote server

I'm just guessing here, but please provide the reports from this post even though you're not having BSOD's: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f217...ns-452654.html

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I have the following problem. Two applications wualcts.exe and ntoskrnl.exe are trying to connect to a remote server. One being devilsdawn.fw.nu and the other black.fearme.us I'm thinking this is a trojan, but I could be wrong. I scanned my system with Trojan Hunter and it didn't find anything. My AV (AVG Free) doesn't pick up anything either. What should I do in this situation? Here is a screen capture

A:wualcts.exe trying to connect to remote server

The good thing is that Sygate is blocking it. I would suggest you post an Hijack This Log (see the pinned instructions at the appropriate forum about how to do download and run it); one of the experts can take a look at it and make suggestions for the removal of these problems. Be sure to include what you have discovered or link to your post above.

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Let me start by saying I am a complete novice and know very little about how Windows 7 works. So I need pre-school-level advice.

The problem: We have a file server running Mac OS X Server and SMB-sharing IS enabled. All clients can access the server on the local network, including the two people using PC's with Windows 7.

The Mac users can also access the fileserver from home - they select "connect to server", key in the IP-address and is then asked for username and password.

The Windows users apparently cannot.

Everything should be enabled, but I have no idea how to do it.

On the local network they can open Explorer and type \\IP-adresss\filsersver and then username and password - they can even make a shortcut on the desktop.

But of course the IP-address on the local network is different from the IP-address they need to use if they are working from home. And it does not work from home.

I am pretty sure, the Explorer way is not the correct way to go ... and I have found ot there is something called network mapping. I just don't have any idea what to click and where to type the IP-address and servername.

So if anybody know, I will be SO happy.

Please also ask what you need to know, in order to be able to answer/help.

Kind regards,


A:Help me connect to remote server running smb

Hello Shadowjk

You write: "... if you could run Windows SMS file sharing ..."

That is what we do. SMB file sharing IS enabled on the server. My original post was this: Help me connect to remote server running smb and that is whatr I hope to find a way to solve.

It was just that when I saw this FTP topic I thought pewrhaps that was a way to do it. Apparently not.

So I'm still stuck ... i don't know ho to access the remote server from a computer running Win 7 Professional. I know nothing about how to map a share.

The short story is: I know the IP-address and I have the username and password - how do I connect to retrieve data and store files?



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I have been doing some tinkering with an evaluatoin version of SBS 2003 R2. I used to have access to the shared folders on it, but now I cna't get access. I still am able to use the remote desktop feature to access the server, but I can't figfure out why the shares are not available. I get the error "network path cannot be found"

A:Cannot Connect to a network Share

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Hello, I have a connection to verizon dsl, and I'm getting that message "unable to connect to remote server. Its actually my sisters pc that's getting this and she's driving me crazy! I need help fast!

I have her using Opera and IE 6, I have antiVir running on her system and windows firewall also.

Please any help would be apreciated!

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The problem I am having is that I cannot connect to a remote computer (windows Server) with Remote Desktop.
I know that everything is configured correctly in Remote Desktop. In fact, I was able to connect to the server using my Wife's Laptop after I moved the .rdp file from my computer to hers.

Both computers are on the same network (Comcast Business, D-link router, only difference is that the PC is plugged in and the laptop uses WiFi).
Both computers have Norton 360 (the one that comes free with Comcast) and both computers use Windows 7 x64

Clearly, there is something running on my computer that prevents me from connecting using Remote Desktop. I have tried going after the usual suspects, like skype, Windows 7 firewall, etc. Nothing so far has allowed RDP to connect to the server. Meanwhile, from my wife's laptop it's easy as pie.

It's getting pretty frustrating and I was wondering if anyone has any good suggestions in this regard or something I could use to test the connection.

Thank you.

A:Remote Desktop cannot connect from my PC to server but my laptop can

Hi from Sevenforums,

Are they both in the same subnet i.e yours maybe different.

If in the same subnet can you ping the Laptop's IP address?

Example: Open a cmd prompt ping

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My cousin and I are trying to use remote administarator, but and error keeps poping up when I try to connect to his computer, the error says can't connect to server, could you help me figure what is wrong?

A:Remote Administrator ERROR:Can't connect to server

Hiya and welcome

Which version of Windows are you running?

Check you connection to the remote host via TCP/IP
At a command prompt, type: ping remote_host_name
Ex: ping
Ex: ping myserver.mycompany.com

Do you get any response?



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I have a wifi network set-up (2 windows pc's, a Dlink Dl-514 router) and i was wondering how i can connect to them to surf the web on linux

A:How to connect to a wifi network on linux

Which flavour of Linux you using?

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Hello everyone, hopefully someone here has some Linux experience and can help with my networking problems. I have a fileserver running Linux on my home network. It uses openssh for ssh and samba for local file sharing. I just installed Vista Ultimate x64 on a separate computer and cannot connect to it. I can connect to the fileserver through samba from another computer on the same network running XP as well as from OS X. I can connect to the computer with XP from Vista, but can't discover the Linux computer. I can ssh from the computer running OS X to the Linux computer but PuTTY just time-outs when trying to connect from Vista. I can ping every other computer on my network that is running a form on windows, but I cannot even ping the Linux box. I disabled the windows firewall temporarily to remove it as a cause. Since I cannot even ping the Linux computer, I think that is the main issue and ssh and samba should probably work once that is resolved. Oh yeah, I also changed the Network security policy to "LM and NTLM – use NTLMV2 session security if negotiated". I am using Samba >3.0 which has support for ntlmv2, but I changed it anyway.
All of the computers are wired, except for the one running OS X. If I forgot any other detail, let me know.


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I'm thinking something similar to ftp, have no idea what options there are.

Have 3 computers want to network between both in a more convenient manner than msn.

Hopefully can get some recomendations to minimise trauling time. Both computers are running windows XP and are connected through a multi-port router.

Thanks for any input.

A:Home network, looking for server to share files between computers.

You should be able to do this simply WITHOUT a server. All you have to do to share files, is use windows file sharing. Let me paint a picture for you...say you have your 3 computers. One is named Suzy, one is Steve, and one is Bill. Once file sharing is enabled (which you can do just by sharing a file), you should be able to do something similar to this. Say your on the computer Bill, and you want to grab some files from the shared folder on Suzy. Open up my computer, and in the address bar (Where is says your location) type in \\Suzy. This will give you access to the files and printers on that computer. BTW if you dont know how to rename a computer, right click on the my computer icon and select properties. Once the system tool comes up, click on computer name and change if necessary. Good luck and I hope this helps make things cheaper than buying a crappy old server lol.

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I'm setting up home media server. At least trying to...

My home network looks like this:
2 laptops (ubuntu/windows7) and a home server (ubuntuServer + Samba).

I've samba setup in a way to provide password-less access to share folders. I secured it by blocking all IPs but the range I use at home. (I can provide config details upon request).

With ubuntu laptop, I can connect to server without any issue. I just go to network tabs and can see windows WORKGROUP share smb share both pointing to same folder. So all works good. I can also mount external drive without issue, or create network drive. Connection never times out and it stays all good.

Now windows7 turned out to be a problem.

Problem#1 Using "map network drive" tool I cannot use hostname (server.local) I've to use IP. This means that every time server box is asigned a new IP by my dumb router I have to delete the drive and run wizard again. This is very annoying. Since IP doesn'ts tay static I cannot use WINS or map IP in hosts file. So I'm open to suggestions from your side.

Problem#2 Win7 disconnects network drive every 15 minutes (I think), on SAMBA I configured to stay live all the time. But windows has its own mind so it doesn't keep connection live. This results in, lateness when I try to go to my computer as OS tries to find and add drive on network. Every 2 times in 5 this procedure gives me error, host cannot be reached or something like this. So I've to delete folder and remap drive again, w... Read more

A:laptop cannot see linux server running samba on the same network

difficult problem? come on, help!

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I have a Virtual private server (VPS) and have connect to the internet using a VPN. This all works just fine but as soon as I open the VPN I obviously loose my remote destop connection. Does anyone know a way to setup windows with a VPS in such a way (multi ip maybe?) that I cann still connect with remote desktop when I use a VPN?

Thank you!


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When we try to use RDP to connect to a Windows 2003 Standard Edition Terminal Server we get a message that pops up saying One Note cannot open a file we selected to print out. We never setup One Note to do this and have no idea what file it is referring to .
It appears that it is the One Note on our Windows 7 Pro remote computers that is creating the message windows not on the Terminal Server.
It happens from multiple remote Windows 7 Pro computers. It does not happen from these same computers when we RDP to other Terminal Servers.
Also we never use One Note on any computers.
Any ideas what to look for on the problem TS?

A:Onenote trying to open when connect to a remote Terminal Server

Suggest you see the wiki on Onenote for insight where it may be active.

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This problem started with myself about a month ago and is plaguing me with problems, here are my machine specs.

Dell Poweredge 2550 server running Windows Server 2003 32 bit

Home built PC running Windows 7 64 bit

If you need any hardware specs I can provide them.

Up until about a month ago I was using both of these machines and they were quite happily sharing folders over a private network, I did some Windows 7 security updates and since then I can no longer access the shared folders on either machines except for the public folders on the Windows 7 machine from the Windows Server machine.

I have searched the internet for solutions and mostly I get the impression that Microsoft does not allow cross platform network shares from Windows 7 machines to older versions of it's OS anymore. I also found various workarounds including the one listed above but no matter what I do I cannot get the 2 machines to share any folders other than the public ones on the Windows 7 Machine.

What I have is a 10 TB raid array on the Windows server machine that I need to access over the network as if it is a shared drive, but every time I try to access the server I get asked for a user name and password from within the Windows 7 environment, The server PC username is \\SERVER\Administrator and then the password but this does not work, I get no error messages just the login screen constantly.

If I try and do a network search from the Server 2003 machine I get the error message saying \\Dagge... Read more

A:Suddenly unable to connect to network share

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Instead of accessing the shared computer/folder from your network using this method: \\Daggers-PC\, try using the IP Address of Daggers computer i.e. \\\. If it works using the IP Address and not the Computer Name, you may conveniently create a shortcut or a mapped network drive on your computer's desktop to easily access the shared files.

Please let us know the outcome.

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A strange problem appeared suddenly on my home network.
the network is comprised by a workstation class Pc, with Windows 2003 Server R2, plus 2 Windows 7, 3 Windows XP (1 of thema a laptop) and 1 Ubuntu Linux PCs.

I have 2 network shares on the server which are mapped on the same Disks for all PCs.

This has worked without a problem for 2 and a half years or so.

BUT since last night whenever i try to access those network shares on any of the 2 Windows & PCs i cannot and i get a repsonce about the password being wrong.

it obviously isnt, i can connect with no problems from any of the 3 Windows XP PCs or the Linux machine. I can allso login normally, or connect via Remote desktop. The password is ok.. something else is the problem , but what?

does any of you have any pointers?

A:Suddenly unable to connect to network share

Have you checked your Windows Firewall settings? It's possible that an update may have blocked it accidentally.
Edit: Also, have you checked your advanced sharing settings?

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Hi, I have had this Network setup at my home for a while. There is one desktop, which has Windows XP Professional (we'll call this XPA, antivirus is MSE), connected to the router through an ethernet port, and three laptops, one with XP Media Center (we'll call this XPB, antivirus is McAfee configured to share files and printers) and two with 7 Professional and Home Premium (one is my own laptop, 7-A, antivirus is MSE, and other is 7-B, antivirus is McAfee configured to share files and printers). A few months ago, every computer was able to see each other easily through their names, and were able to share files and printers easily, even with the two 7 laptops having password protection. All of them were in the same Workgroup (called WORKGROUP), and the two 7 laptops were in the same Homegroup, sharing files through passwords).

Now, I came back home from college, and oddly find that my laptop (which is 7-A Professional with MSE) can't connect either XP computers when I type their name (coming up with the error code 0x80070035: The network path was not found), I can only connect when I type in their IP address. It's the same when I try to connect from the XP computers to my laptop. I can easily connect to 7-B though, and 7-B can easily connect to my laptop, XPA and XPB (and vice versa). I have no idea why this is happening now, since I haven't really fiddled around with the settings in college (other than installing some program that will let me connect to the university netwo... Read more

A:Unable to connect to XP computers in Network Share

Disable the firewall temporarily as a test, see if it makes a difference.

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I am trying to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop, but when I open the 'network' folder from the start menu to access the desktop from the laptop, the desktop computer is not shown. I ensured that the workgroup names are the same, all sharing is turned on on both computers in Network and Sharing Center, since it is a private network, I checked the router settings and nothing seems to be wrong. The desktop is running Windows Vista Business x86 and the laptop is running Windows 7 Home Premium x64, so there is no way to make a Homegroup connection. However, I can see the laptop computer from the desktop's network folder. I click on it to gain access, but I get an error message: "Network Error, Windows cannot access \\****-PC, check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. Error code: 0x80070035 The network path was not found." have checked all wiring, router settings, and nic card settings, have done a successful ping, even Network and Sharing Center, I have also checked sharing permissions and permission levels, I see nothing that could possibly affect the access of the computers. The only thing I can think of is that when I click on the 'Network ID' button under the Computer Name tab in System Properties on the desktop, it asks join a domain or workgroup, it will not let me save the selection "This is a home computer; it's not part of a business network," that may or may not be t... Read more

A:Cannot connect to nor share files with other computer on same network

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I would like to understand the correct way of connecting the network share in WinPE v3.1.
My understanding is first the time has to be synced and then network share has to be connected.
net time \\ServerIPAddress /Set /Y
net use Z: \\ServerIPAddress Password /user:Username
Is the above understanding is correct?
Sometimes when the net time command is executed first, I get "System Error 53 has occurred". So I executed net use and connected to the network share and then executed net time, then the share connected and time got synced.
What is the Microsoft recommended way to connect to the network share and sync the network time?
Appreciate your help!

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W2K domain issue:

users can delete files from
\\server.domain.local\data$\folder​but can't delete files from the
The server is my domain controller.

When I redirect the "my documents"-folder to \\server.domain.local\data$ , it appears as \\server\data$ in the adress bar, so users can create files but not delete them.

A:Difference between \\server\share and \\server.domain.local\share?

It seems i mapped the driver to \\server.domain.loc\data$ when it can't find it, the computer seems to revert to \\server\data$
Windows is a funny OS.

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I was considering getting away from using Microsoft Operating Systems little by little. I want to convert a Windows 98 SE laptop to a Linux laptop. The laptop has a Belkin wireless card attached to it. I would have the driver software for the Belkin card, but it's only for Windows OS. Also, I would like to know how I could get the laptop to share a printer with my Windows XP desktop if I converted it to a Linux platform.

A:Solved: Connect Linux Computer to Network

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Users have intermittent connectivity to shared folder if they use \\computername\folder, sometimes they can not access it sometimes they can but only see a few folders. However if they use \\computername\root\folder they do not have a problem. We are working
across subnets as our home office is in NC and we are in IA. I have asked our head IT guys what the reason for this is and even they are not aware of the issues. Of course they are on the subnet that we are trying to access from our site.
If someone could please explain why we have to use root in between to get this to work it would be a great help.
And yes at some point access the folders via \\domain\folder worked just fine, but it is hit or miss.

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Okay, here's an odd one.

Machine 1: Desktop, Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP2, firewall disabled, no a/v, fresh install
Machine 2: Notebook, Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP2, firewall disabled, no a/v, fresh install

fresh install = from OEM disc, not restore disc.

Machine 1 has files on it I want to share with machine 2, I can see my files on machine 1 from three XP machines, but not Machine 2, here's where it gets freaky, I plug Machine 2 into the network and disable the wifi, I can see the files. I go back on the wifi and I cannot ping machine 1 from machine 2, I cannot ping machine 2 from machine 1, I can ping machine 1 & 2 from three other XP-based machines regardless of being on wifi or not.

I'm stumped, here's the kicker, it's happening on another similar setup (vista 64bit sharing files and xp 32 bit & vista 32bit unable to connect, all over wifi, works with ethernet)

am I missing something here?

A:unable to connect to vista share over wireless network

I feel stupid now... I figured it out, somewhat, I have a workaround.

I have two netgear WPN824v2's (and another one at that other location), for some reason that's giving me a fit, out of curiosity I reconnected to a 3rd access point, which is a cheap gigabyte brand router that I set up for my mom's notebook and wii, all three use WPA encryption so I doubt its that, and all netgear routers have the latest firmware. Anyway I can connect to the files and print to the 64-bit machine with my 32-bit machine. I'm going to pick up another router and replace one of my WPN824s and see if that takes care of it although I'm going to play with the settings on my 824's to see if there's something I can do to fix it.

Also I was mistaken earlier, the XP notebook was connected to the Gigabyte wireless, not my netgear's, I just connected to the netgear AP's and its getting packet-blocked too.

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I'm trying to setup an FTP server to upload photos and videos to, and tried to setup a program to automatically change the ip on the domain every time it changes, but have been having trouble with it.

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Hi, I hope this is in the correct section. I have Windows Vista. Im having a problem with connecting to any online server. I can't connect to MSN, skype, poker full tilt and pkr. Literally everything. I have turned off my Windows Firewall, don't think I have any other firewall and also have them all under exceptions anyway. The thing is my internet connection is broadband and I can surf the web online on internet browser with no problems. Also my dad has the same laptop and we use the same internet and his works fine so it must be something I have done. This has been going on for a long time and I can't sort it. Its really annoying me. If anyone could sort this I would be very grateful. Thank you!

A:Cant connect to any remote server. MSN, Skype, Poker etc but Internet browser works


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I am using a Vista Business client on a Windows domain network. We have a multifunction copier/scanner connected to the network. This device is accessed by the XP clients with a shortcut on their desktop, which simply points to \\COPIERNAME\File_Share folder. Technically, this device isn't a member of the domain, and it doesn't really show up as part of a workgroup either. It's just a device sitting out there on the same subnet.On the Vista client, I can ping COPIERNAME and I get a reply, however I cannot connect to the File_Share folder, which is where the scanned documents are.I disabled the Vista firewall but this didn't help. I assume there's some security "feature" in Vista that is preventing access to this device since it's not part of the domain, but I can't find a workaround.Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Unable to connect to file share on network copier/scanner

This issue has now been solved.  Here's the solution:The problem is one of SMB signing.  By default, Windows 2003 Server has SMB signing enabled for all client connections, and this was preventing the Windows Vista client from communicating with the file share.  While it is possible to change the default setting for the entire domain, for security purposes I much prefer to make the change on the copier/scanner device.  The instructions below apply to the Toshiba eStudio Copier/Scanner, but similar configuration can be done on other devices.
Connect to copier/scanner using web browser.  Click Administration tab, and logon use the copier's username/password.
Click Network
Click SMB Session
Click SMB Session box
In section called "SMB Signing of SMB Server", the default of "If client agrees, digital signature is done for communication" needs to be changed to "Digital signature isn't done for communication for the server"
Click Set button at top, then Save button, and the copier will reset.
You should now be able to connect to the file share using Vista.  No drivers are needed.

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For some reason my laptop takes forever to connect to a shared drive on my desktop on my home network. I've tried connecting to it by mapping the drive and through windows explorer and same thing. Sometimes it won't even connect at all. I don't have this issue with other computers on the network. And when I say a long time I am meaning like 5 minutes or more. At first it was maybe only 1-2 minutes but it is getting worse. My mouse icon has had the spinning ring around it trying to connect the whole time I have been writing this. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Both computers are Win 7 pro x64 with sp1. Desktop is wired directly to the router and laptop has excellent signal strength. Both have DHCP reservations set in the router. The way I usually connect is by starting a run box and typing \\[desktop pc name]\[share] then it just spins for a while.

A:Laptop taking a long time to connect to network share, if at all.


From your laptop's Device Manager, locate the network adapter in question, right click on it, choose Advanced Tab, find link Speed and Duplex. Change the Auto Detect to Auto Negotiate 1000 or 100mbps. See if it helps.

Firewall or Security Software might be also interfering.

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I am unable to access shared files on a Win 2000 Pro machine from a Win 98 machine. The Microsoft Support site deals with the problem but I get an error message when I attempt the fix to start NetLogon. "Windows could not start the Net Logon on Local Computer .... refer to service specific error code 3095."

Q? Is Net Logon not on W2K Pro?

BACKGROUND (pasted from Microsoft Support site.)

This article was previously published under Q262916

When you attempt to connect to a Microsoft Windows 2000 computer over the network, you may receive one of the following error messages:

You must supply a password to make this connection:
Resource: \\computername\IPC$

This behavior can occur if the Netlogon service is not started on the Windows 2000 computer.

To connect to the network share, follow these steps:
1. In Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then click Component Services.
2. Right-click the Netlogon icon, and then click Start.

This issue affects only Windows 9x computers. Computers running Windows NT and/or Windows 2000 are able to connect when the Netlogon service is turned off.

A:Unable to Connect to Network Share When Netlogon Service Is Not Started

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Hi fellas ,

Well my problem is this:
I have 3 PC's 2 of them running on XP PRO SP3 and one on Win7 Ultimate.
They all have different (LAN) names - RPZ-1,2,3 and they are all in the same workgroup called MSHOME.
Still the Win7 PC cannot share files with the XP PC's (sharing is enabled on all computers) and the only way for the Win7 PC to connect to one of XP's is by manually creating a SHARED DRIVE.Why ?
How do I connect and share Win7 partitions/folders/files with other MS OS's in a workgroup ?
What is a Homegroup ?

A:Cannot connect/create home network


To create a workgroup, see this article: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

Homegroup is a program only compatible with Windows 7, that makes sharing very easy. I will admit I have never used it, because I have only one computer with Windows 7 on it.

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Windows 7 (64-bit) will not connect to a remote location via VPN. I connect from my desktop running windows XP, but cannot connect on my Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. Please help.

A:Can't connect to remote network via VPN

Quote: Originally Posted by eutaw1214

Windows 7 (64-bit) will not connect to a remote location via VPN. I connect from my desktop running windows XP, but cannot connect on my Toshiba laptop running Windows 7. Please help.

Maybe this tutorial will help.

Assuming that the files are shared with the correct permissions on the work server side and that the incoming VPN connection is already set up which should be done by the network admin.

Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections

How to set up the correct permissions for VPN sharing. Sharing and Permissions

And you forwarded these ports on your router's firewall. PPTP TCP Port 1723

From what I have read you may also need to go to ipv6 properties of the VPN connection and uncheck' use default gateway on remote network.

You may also need to use the UNC path to access the folders or drive, though I believe the User name and password would usually work \\hostname\sharename

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I tried to explore today the possibilities of creating a "stand alone" home network that does not require an internet.

This is what I intend to do:

1. create a home network where my laptop serves as the access point emitting an SSIS ie. "share-it".
2. When a another laptop tun on his wifi they can be able to connect from the "share-it" SSID.
3. Once connected they could browse my movie folder and they can stream from it.
4. Once they are connected they can go to my share folder and download some of the files they need.

I really don't know if this could happen.

I was not able to create a home network today because it requires a connectivity which I don't have. I have no router to turn on as "the connectivity".

Let me know form you guys. Thanks!

A:How do I create a home network with my laptop as the main file server?

Look into software such as Connectify or VirtualRouter that will allow you to use your laptop as a router and create a "hotspot" that other computers can connect to via wifi. This software is designed to allow you to share an internet connection so I'm not 100% sure it will activate if there is no internet connection.

Once you have setup the hotspot, then you can share the folders on your laptop that you wish to let the others access and they will then be able to browse those folders and stream movies and such.

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i have set one windows 7 home professional user network drive and remember the login and password for this network drive. But don't know why when the windows restarted, and windows said cannot connect the network drive normally and i double clicked that
network drive, asked me input login and password again.
i checked user credentials and network advance setting are correct.

Thank you

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I have 3 interfaces running Win7 on a company network with 3 network share drives on the server.
These interfaces are part of WORKGROUP.  Mapped drives work while on WORKGROUP settings.
When changing to company domain, drives are no longer mapped with an error 1909.
Tried disabled Windows firewall but this did not help.  Also disconnected drives and tried remapping them to the interface.
Still getting error 1909.  When I return settings to WORKGROUP network status, share drives are accessible.
There are 3 other interfaces running Win7 on the network that I switched to the domain and were able to connect to drives.
Please advise with any new options.
Thank you,

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Hi guys, i've got a problem i have a home network with 5 computers running XP Home and i cant connect with remote registry or with the remote shutdown from the command console or anything like that. I have file sharing enabled on all of them and that works fine but why doesnt everything else? any ideas?


A:Solved: Cant' connect over network with remote registry, or anything else for that ma

XP Home doesn't support Remote Management or Remote Desktop. You have to be running XP Pro.

You can use any flavor of VNC and connect to the systems that way.



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This is an FYI,  I have resolved my problem but want to let others know the solution. 

I have a Win 7 Professional, SP1 box that has a fileshare on a 2008 Enterprise server 64 bit SP2 where the user has been trying to create a folder.  Randomly she receives the "unable to create the folder "name of folder"  Too many files opened
for sharing".  This seems to be causing by the syncing utility for offline folders.  I have a fileshare on the 2008 server labled "share1" which has many folders and levels.  The allow offiline files on the fileshare was enabled and on the win7
box the fileshare was configured to synchronized.  Here is what I did to diagnose the issue.  I ran the program that creates the folder from the win7 box, then checked the UNC path from the win7 box to confirm folder is created, which it was. 
I logged into the server and went to the mapped drive to that directory which the folder as not present (F5 did not show the folder)  From the server I typed the UNC path to the folder which did not exist.  Went to dos on the server to the layer
above the created folder and did a "dir" which did not show the newly created folder.  I then turned off the allow files to be available offline on the fileshare of the 2008 server.  Then I disable offline folders on the Win7 box.  After disabling
both of these the application is quickly creating the new ... Read more

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