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Q: Setting up remote access file server

I have to share some PDF files with members of my organization, I have a Windows XP Pro box dedicated for this. Currently they can access it from within the office as a shared folder. I would like to make it available remotely is there a better way other then as a FTP access.


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A: Setting up remote access file server

Yes. VPN access.

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

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

Thank you for looking.

A:Setting up remote access in Windows 2000 Server

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

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Description of Systems:
Two independent family companies, each with their own LAN, FILE SERVERS and WIN98 Workstations, each operating independently and successfully using different workgroup names. One company is using WIN2000 Server and the other WIN2000 Pro on the file server and all workstations use WIN98. Both FILE SERVERS are using NTSF file system on the partitioned drive for the files being shared. Everybody has DSL. I am wanting to be able to work from my home and access the files, via the internet, on each file server.

- I am able to intermittently map to the “WIN2000 Server” fileserver using a WIN98 workstation via the internet.
- I am able to consistantly map to the “WIN2000 Server” fileserver using a “WIN2000 Server” workstation via the internet.
- I am unable to map to the “WIN2000 PRO” fileserver, using a WIN98 workstation via the internet.
- I am able to map to one of the WIN98 workstations on the WIN2000 PRO network.
- I am able to ping the “WIN2000 PRO” fileserver but unable to map to the file I need.
- In all cases I am able to ping and/or connect, using PCAnywhere, to any and all servers and workstations from my workstation at home via the internet.

Please help!!!

A:Remote access to file server via the internet

Make sure that NetBIOS is bound to your network card on the server/PC you are trying to connect to. Big security risk doing this though...anyone can access your files!! If you have a firewall open to the proper ports with letting static IP's in thru them then you should be fine.

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Hello all,

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

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

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

Please help. Thank you.

A:Remote file access - Windows Server 2003

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Hi, i do have a Linksys ISR, windows 2003 enterprise edition and a Public IP address. I would like to setup an FTp site on the windows 2003 pc using my public IP. I successfully managed to do it over the LAN and both downloads and uploads are fine however when it comes to setting it up over the Internet i terribly misfire. I do not have any experience in setting up a public IP and i do not know how to configure it on the machine so that it's accessible over the internet.
any help will be more than appreciated.

A:Setting up a remote FTP server on windows 2003

I am not an expert on this subject, but have you opened up a specific port on the Linksys router for your remote FTP Client to get into the LAN and be forwarded to the FTP Server? My router requires this for an remote application to get into the network.

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I'm tired of having multiple pop mail accounts on different servers, which means I can only access it at home, and paying a premium for those on my web hotel, so I've decided to put up my own mail server. This will be sitting at a nice 100mb direct connection to the Internet at an ISP (for free ).

But first I have to build, install and get to know the server.

Hardware will probably be a server motherboard with a restart function (in case of power loss), a not too expensive cpu, 1GB ram and 100+ GB hdd.
(Any suggestions for server mobo/cpu/ram combos appreciated, as my knowledge is mostly non-server)

Then I'm wondering what OS to put on this server, and which mail server programs to use.

The OS has to be secure, have a little footprint, be easily remote controlled and be easy to install new programs. (And Windows is out of the question if not on the first demand, then at least on the second)
My knowledge of *nix is rather limited, as I've only used it on the university and then only for simple tasks, so the biggest demand will be that it should be easy to use, which means gui support.

I like the "apt get" function of debian, as it'll be easier to deploy new packages when I decide I want to expand the use of the server (possible web server++), but I've also heard good things about freebsd and fedora core.

As for the mail server suite security is the top priority, with ease of use coming in at a close second.
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A:Need help setting up remote controlled mail server from scratch

Remote control (or anything done remotely) is something you get for granted with a Unix-like OS..

For a secure OS out of the box and ideology wise I would recommend OpenBSD, NetBSD or Solaris (you can forget about the ease of use and install with these though)

As for mail server software (actually the "mail server" is in several independent parts on Unixes) you have the three main choices of the "MTA" part: Sendmail, Postfix and Qmail. Sendmail is the most common, but complex and difficult to configure and debug. Postfix is well-known and supported and I would recommend that. Qmail is the weirdo alternative..

The mail storage format you want is called maildir (separate files for every message (originated from Qmail)) as opposed to mbox (one big file). Mbox is the default in Sendmail and Postfix setups but you can set them to use maildir.

The mail folders are a feature of the IMAP daemon and I am pretty sure all of them support it.

Antivirus support is best on BSD and Linux systems - you can use several versions of commercial AVs (some are free for non-Windows use) and throw in open source scanners too.

The system I would set up would be:
OpenBSD/NetBSD (Open is more secure but Net has better compatibility)
Postfix (Sendmail is just eevil)
Spamassassin (The anti-spam program of choice unless you want to cough up a lot of money for a commercial package)
Several virus scanners (F-Secure is free for "workstation use", ClamAV is ... Read more

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I have been asked to set up remote access from a laptop to a work server and have not done this before. Both are running XP Pro.

What are the steps involved in allowing the customer to access her computer at work from her laptop at home?

Are there a set of written instructions anywhere that anyone knows of that will help?????

Cheers and thanks

A:Setting up Remote Access with XP

Tony, you need to get in touch with your Network Admin folks at work. At work they usually use a firewall (if they don't they are wide open to security breaches) and will need to let you through, probably using VPN, which they need to set up for you on your laptop.

So if you have permission to access your "at wolrk" server, then you need to involve them to set things up for you. We would not know anything about your actual environment to help you.


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So im getting a server soon, and i cant seem to set up my router to allow people to Remotely access my computer. I have tried using the guide at portforwarding.com but to no avail. I have a buffalo airstation router. Any help would be great .

Thanks in advance.


A:Setting up router for Remote Access (VNC/RDP)

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Ok my office ordered a few new desktop to replace some really crappy computers. All the new computers have windows XP pro on them. My question is what is the best way to set up a network?

This is how it works here.. there is a server that holds all the offices data. All the computers have to be connected to that server but not necessarily to each other. Once logged in to any network computer the person should be able to access the server without typing in any username/password.

However, I need to set it up so that users can access the server from a remote address (home for example), yet if they do so it should require a username/password.

I'm not sure how the internet is currently set up, but would this require a static IP address? (I think we already have this).

Also, i've always wondered this.. what is the difference between "WORKGROUP" and "DOMAIN" .

Appreciate any advice.. thanks.

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Hi Everyone,

I have a bit of experience with setting up Netgear Routers, in particular setting up remote access to a group of client computers (connected to a Netgear Router) using TightVNC: VNC-Compatible Free Remote Control / Remote Desktop Software.

I am currently attempting to setup a Vigor2760 - DrayTek Corp router for remote access, but am having considerable difficulty.

As best I can tell it is a three phase process with this router -

1). Setup a Service "Object" describing the custom VNC service, e.g.:

Object Settings > Service Type...

2). Setup an Address "Object" -

The above dialog only offers "Range", "Sub-Net" and "MAC" as options, and I have tried both the "Range" and "MAC" address options (however neither has been successful).

3). Setup a Filter Rule -

Now when I attempt to connect to the remote computer using TightVNC I see the following error screen -

As a side note I have also turned off the Windows Firewall on the client computer (which I am attempting to connect to).

If anybody can offer any help here it will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


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in order to install this modem that im trying to hookup...i need to close down the remote access server...but i don't know how to do it!!! please help!

A:remote access server

Go into control panel > services and look for the remote access server service and stop it. You can do it from a command prompt as well by opening a DOS window and typing


Use the NET START "REMOTE ACCESS SERVER" /Y to start it again

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I'm trying to setup a VPN server. Here are a couple of questions I have. What is the diferences between VPN and using Windows Remote Desktop Connection? Do I setup the VPN server on a domain controller or can it be done on a separate windows 2003 server? Do I need to setup a VPN if my network has no hardware firewall protection? Another words, I can ping the domain controller server from anywhere. The domain controller has a public static IP address. What are some of the concerns having VPN?

Any help in answering these is very grateful!


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Operating system: Windows XP Home

Thurs. nite, something happened to my computer, where files in \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM were corrupt or missing. This has happened before, so I threw in my Windows disk and "repaired" it.

I immediately ran the Norton Antivirus (which had updated that morning). HijackThis (nothing unusual), Adaware6 and Spybot.

I have not had a problem doing this before. However this time, I cannot get online. The two error messages I've received are:

Remote Access Server Error. A device attached to the system is not functioning.


Remote Access Server Error. The request is not supported.

I uninstalled Compuserve, then reinstalled, but still get the same error messages.

Also, about 14 hrs. after the computer bombed, Nortons found a "virus":

Virus name: Suspicious Script
Feature: Script Blocking
Action Taken: Blocked
Suspicious action: File System Object: GetSpecialFolder
I called my internet server (Compuserve) who told me that I needed to uninstall, then reinstall DUN.

Please help. I'm at a friend's house, as I can't get online, so my responses might take time.....


A:Remote Access Server error...pls help!!

If I have to reformat the hard drive, and start from scratch, that would be ok, too. I have the Windows XP Home Edition CD. Just need the best way to do that to restore to the original settings. Computer is only 2 months old, and I do not have anything "vital" that I can't replace.....
Please help!!

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I've just started with a small company who already have AD and a file server, exchange, etc. They currently use webdav or RDS to remotely access files on the server and everyone complains about having to imput their username and password to open a file and how slow it is. I'm trying to find the best solution to give them access to the files without using the cloud. The main office, where I am has AD. 2 Remote offices have no infrastructure, but using laptops provided by us with domain cached credentials. Then there are 2 people in another country who work from home. I thought VPN either client based for everyone or static between the offices with each office having a DC and syncing files a few times a day. I'm just not sure that is the right choice for such a small company. Circa 30 people. 12 in main office, 5 in the other two offices. Also good to mention, the two other offices do not have a reliable fast internet connection. Please, what solutions do I have without using the Cloud?

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

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

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

A:Solved: getting remote access to my server

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

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Hi! please help.

I can't connect to my server remotely from another site... Both sites A and B has internet connection. Site B is where my server is and Site A is where Im accessing it.

problem is I can have ping replies to any computer from Site B to Site A.. but I cant do the same in reverse (request timed out)...

I already checked firewall settings on both sides but there seems to be no problem at all.. This just happen all of the sudden. worst is both sites have internet connections.

have you experienced the same problem before?

need help please..

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

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I work in a small company with around 40 employess and most of them access our server through remote desktop connection. Most of them have limited capabilities and some were assigned admin rights.
Few days ago someone tried to mess with some confidential folders and we couldnt even open them logged in as administrator. Is a 2003 windows server. My question is if theres a way to track the activity and find out who might have done the changes? The IT guy said there is no way to track it, but since it must have been through one of those remote sessions I think probably theres a way?

Thank you

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I am trying to add a new remote desktop to my Server, but when i go to Computer Management Console the Local Users and Group branch is missing? I can't find it anywhere and want to know if it could be hidden or moved or something? Anyhelp is much appreciated, I've attached a print screen of my Computer Management Console (which is missing the Local Users Group)

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I have this application where I want a new hire to fill out an Access record for their application. I want the HR receptionist to be able to control that new hire's use of the computer. I thought I would have the NH (New Hire) go to a computer logged into the terminal server and enter their data. I would have the receptionist create the record and get them started and the rest would just be a fill in the blanks and click the next button. A former network administrator set me up so when I click on the Remote Control to a terminal server user, I can connect without them having to give me permission. I want to set the receptionist up the same way, but I don't neccesarily want to give her admin rights. is that possible?

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Hi Team,

I plan to get a mac mini. I would like to have direct access to the machine remotely, just like i did when i connected my laptop pc to my desktop pc via VNC.

My specific question :- is it possible to access the mac via a remote client so that it opens in a window on a Win7 64bit I7 pc?

I ultimately want to control the mac desktop via my win7 pc, mouse and keyboard.

Thanks in advance.

A:Remote Access to Mac mini via VNC client/server

Why wouldn't you just install VNC on your new Mac machine, allowing it to be controlled from the PC?

The product itself is cross-platform.

There are downloads for each host and each client environment.

I'm not a Mac person and only use VNC for Windows hosts and clients. But the product's description certainly shows it as being intended to be cross-platform capable.

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I couldn't find a Windows Server2003 so i figured i might still get help in this forum...

I am trying to add a new remote desktop to my Server, but when i go to Computer Management Console the Local Users and Group branch is missing? I can't find it anywhere and want to know if it could be hidden or moved or something? Anyhelp is much appreciated, I've attached a print screen of my Computer Management Console (which is missing the Local Users Group)

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I have added the location of my own files D:\* to the Resource Access > File Access > Blocked Access. Sandboxie has automatically blocked Windows File Sharing \Device\Mup\
Will this prevent software installed within the Sandbox from accessing that location and contents?


A:Sandboxie - Block Access setting to Restrict File Access?

Huracan said:

Will this prevent software installed within the Sandbox from accessing that location and contents?Click to expand...


Any programs you run in Sandboxie should not be able to access those locations specified. (Unless Sandboxie, for whatever reason, fails to work correctly or has a bug which prevents the feature from operating correctly - very rare).

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I have a PC ready to use that I want to be used for sharing files, pictures and videos on between our multiple PCs in the house hold. I am going to have it constantly running (I have alot of cooling for it) but I need help on setting it up.

I dont know if I should use Ubuntu Server or FreeNAS?
Which one???

Also I need someone or guide on how to set it up for a dummy like me

A:Setting up a home file server

Why not Windows Home Server. It takes the dummy out of being a dummy.

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Hey everybody,

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

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

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

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

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

A:Outlook 2007 Remote Access to Exchange Server

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I have a Microtik router and can't figure out how to make my IP address static. I believe this is why my remote access on Plex is not working. Please help!

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

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

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

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

A:Remote Access to SQL Server Express 2008 Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by win7newb


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

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

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

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

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

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

Also, please do the following:

1. Download and save this tool to your desktop:

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

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

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specifically, having problems with a dial up user accessing internet remotely. gives ip address, but ip address is same as default gateway, and have to remote into server, using pcanywhere or the sort to access internet. running routing and remote access and NAT.

A:windows server 2003 remote access problems


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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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I have setup an FTP Server on Windows 2003 Server but I seemed to be having issues with access and permissions.

When I setup access to a user I do the following:
- I go to Local Users and Groups and create a login under users, example jdoe.
- I have created a directory on my C drive that will be the FTP directory. The directory is called FTPFiles which is located as follow C:\FTPFiles
- I open IIS and expand IIS Server (computer name), click on FTP Site and expand my ftp site called "My_FTP_Site".
- For each user I have a a directory listed as the username.
- I right click on My_FTP_Site and click on New>Virtual Directory and give it a name similar to username, and the path is c:\FTPFiles\username. I also give read and write permissions.

When I access the FTP Server using an FTP Software I am able to login as jdoe and only see jdoe directly.

However my problem....is that when I access the ftp site using IE using ftp://server ip address I get prompted for a login and I do enter the info, but for some reason I am able to see all directories listed under C:\FTPFiles and not the directory assoicated with jdoe...it is giving full access to all directories. How do I correct this problem? because sometimes I want users to only download files and not upload any and don't need a user for FTP Software.


A:FTP Setting/Setup - Internal Server - Access Issues

It seemed that whe I initially setup the FTP Site within IIS I selected "Do not Isolate User" which caused the permission for one user to see all other directories.

You can tell how the Isolation mode is setup by looking at MetaBase.xml file located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv. The file should have an entry listed as "UserIsolationMode", if it is 0 that means the FTP Site is setup to "Do not Isolate Users". I had to change mine 1, but since I was not able to edit the file I delete the FTP Site and created a new one since I was still in testing stage.

More info can be found here.


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I want to put Outlook's PST file on a server on the LAN. I know how to move the PST file--just move it and configure Outlook to use the file from the new location.

Problem is I did that once and then when the server wasn't available for some reason, Outlook automatically created a new PST file on the local C drive in Documents and Settings\user\etc. and started using it.

How can I move the PST file and have Outlook look to the new location and wait until the PST file on the server is available, instead of making a new one when it isn't?

A:Moving Outlook's PST file to a remote server?

Mail and data have to go someplace. If the computer is connected to an Exchange server, the data can be held there until it can be moved to a PST. There are also inherent dangers in storing a PST file on a server especially if you have response-time problems like you describe. PSTs in that situation can corrupt very easily resulting in total data loss.

If you were to find an application that forced Outlook to wait for a server response, imagine the frustration to the user who has to wait until the server is back on-line before being able to check their Calendar, Contacts, or e-mail?

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Hi Guys

I'm a newbie here at the forum but I am a long time user of IT and work in the IT industry.

I've been Googling frantically to find a solution for this but have found nothing.

I have 3 machines which I am using to interact with each other as a part of my ventures in web development.
1) Main Machine - Running Windows XP Media Center Edition. I have a network drive mapped to the website directory on my Web Server so I can load the files and work with them direct without having to copy/cut.
2) Web Server - Running Windows XP Professional SP2 connected via Wireless. It is used to host my website and uses Windows file sharing to share the website directory. I administer this PC using VNC from my other two computers.
3) Laptop - Running Windows XP Professional SP2. This has a mapped network drive to the shared Web Site directory on the Web Server configured to use offline files, so I can work with the files whilst not connected to the network, then synchronise when I reconnect to the network.

All this has been working great with the offline files on my laptop and having the mapped network drives on both computers to work with the files on my website whether at home or elsewhere.

However, I am someone who isn't easily satisfied with leaving things as they are and I like to test the limits on what may be possible.

The Problem
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Hi there,

On Linux, we can easily enable remote access to MySQL server, but on Windows, I got no success so far ( a client tried to connect to MySQL on the server)

Here's the steps to do that (on the server computer):

1. Open a DOS command prompt on the server.
2. Run the following command from the mysql\bin directory:
mysql -u root --password=
3. A mysql> prompt should be displayed.
4. To create a remote user account with root privileges, run the following commands:

'USERNAME' is the username to be created.
'IP' is the public IP address of the remote connection.
'PASSWORD' is the password to be assigned for this username.
(IP can be replaced with % to allow this user to logon from any host or IP)

mysql> exit;

So it is. But I couldn't connect to that MySQL from another computer, both are Windows XP.

If you have any experience, I'd like to receive your help.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: How to enable remote access to MySQL server on Windows XP

Oh, I got it. It's due to my Windows Firewall. Just turn off it (unsecured) or add MySQL port (e.g. 3306) to the WFirewal's exception.

Have fun!

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

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

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

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

A:Remote Access not working on Windows Home Server 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi all,

I need to write 1 batch script to move the files from FTP location to my remote server location. seems both are in same network.

but when i give ftp command from remote server where i need to get files, it connected to the FTP server and shows all the files of ftp server while doing DIR.

pls help me to write the script as i m new to batch script. i need to call this script thro informatica command task. so that i can use those file to load my warehouse.

Its an urgent issue.
thanks in advance

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One thing I miss from Linux distros like Ubuntu is the ability to use the OS's built-in file browser to connect to remote servers and file shares through SFTP, FTP, samba protocols etc. Right now it seems the only way to connect to SFTP servers from Vista is by using programs like WinSCP. It would be really great if there were some power toys or the like that would include this functionality within Windows Explorer. Does anybody know of any such tools?

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I have some issues associating the default application for specific users for specific file extentions.

I've used registry imports in the times before GPO Preferences and have been using GPO Preferences for Vista/7/2008/2008R2 environments.

With Win 8.1/2012R2 (and in some extend Win8/2012) I have read I should use the "Default Associations Configuration File" GPO option together with DISM. So, I followed these steps:

Export current settings using: DISM /online /export-defaultappassociations:C:\Windows\System32\CustomAppAssoc.xmlI've updated the file and imported it back: DISM /online /import-defaultappassociations:C:\Windows\System32\CustomAppAssoc.xml (*)Seeing this didn't work yet, I've also setup the GPO and pointed it to my C:\Windows\System32\CustomAppAssoc.xmlI've removed the profile of my test-account and logged in
(*) (To my knowledge this these steps only update the OEMDefaultAssociations.xml-file)Unfortunatly the changes I made, that should have assigned .xml to Microsoft Excel did not work.

My file looks like this:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Association Identifier=".xml" ProgId="Applications\EXCEL.EXE" ApplicationName="Excel (desktop)" />

A few issues I have:

This method does not allow seem to enforce a default app; only add it to the list of available/suggested apps.This method does not allow me... Read more

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how do I set my computer up so that I can access files from work?

I don't even know were to start

A:remote file access

I would probably start here it is a free vpn software for non commercial use that is easy to set up and I believe it will do exactly what you are after. Just read the documentation.


If you are after something more secure you will need to set up some sort of ipsec connection and that will cost a little bit of money. The cheapest way is with routers both netgear and linksys make some decent ipsec routers that are relatively inexpensive.

Then you can download a free software client to connect from here.


Or set up routers on both ends and just have an extended lan. It will make your computer directly accessible from work like it is plugged into the lan. The connection is invisible to the user since it is handled at the router level. But then everyone else at work would be able to access your home computer too.
In order to set up ipsec you will need to use a dynamic dns service if you do not have a static ip address.

I don't know what type of security you need the hamachi is like go to my pc except it is a vpn instead of a remote desktop. Which means its using the equivalent of an IM server to set up the connection. Everything is encrypted but in the end you are only as secure as your password and their server. For most data this is fine. If it is sensitive data you may consider an ipsec solution it is a point to point solution and and the password or certificate is only one of the sec... Read more

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Suddenly, one day several software can't access their own setting files or files located inside their own folder because the entire "Program Files" folders are protected. It's a good idea to protect the program files but you should at least allow programs to access folder in their own directory.I have Kaspersky internet security installed, bet didn't change anything there. It shows the applications are not restricted.

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I have been trying to setup a postscript printer on port "File:" so I can print anything from a webpage to a file for running through Acrobat 8 Distiller. When I first install the print to file, it works fine until I reboot the computer. Every time I print to this printer after the reboot, I get a pop-up box titled "Local Port" with the message "Cannot Print to File: Access Denied". I gather it is a permission problem of some sort as I can log onto the Administrator user-id and it prints to file fine. Any ideas on what permissions I need to set this printer to in order for it to work under a standard user-id?

Using Windows Vista Ultimate X64.


A:Error "Could Not Open The File: Access Denied" setting up print to file

I have given up finding a solution to the problem. I no longer use Adobe Acrobat Professional full as I have tried both updates 8.0.1 & 8.0.2 to no avail, and is now unsupported as Adobe is up to version 9 of this software. I have opted for a freeware solution, so I have uninstalled Adobe Acrobat Professional and installed the freeware CUTEPDF Writer at www.cutepdf.com. It works beautifully on Vista X64 on all documents, including Microsoft Word and Scanned Images and Photos. I'm very happy with the results.

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I started out with help on Networking; topic "No Ping Response On Media Center"http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/76344/no-ping-response-on-media-center/I couldn't get Remote Access or the LAN / file sharing to work. I'm running XP Media Center on one computer and XP Pro on another. The problem turned out to be Norton Personal Firewall. That's why I'm now posting here.Everything works so long as Norton Personal Firewall is turned off. First question. I'm wondering if I should just leave it off. Windows defender is on. Maybe Norton Personal Firewall is just overkill. I suspect the idea behind having Norton installed (it came with the computer) is for antivirus protection. I'm connected through a Linksys wireless G router and that has WPA2 security on. A friend of mine who knows more about this sort of thing than I do says i don't really need a firewall since I'm behind NAT. Well, ok; but this is a portable computer and I expect to be going places with it ... connecting to networks in different ways. So, I'm thinking I should at least try to get this to work with Norton Personal Firewall on. HP (it's an HP computer) support girl told me that it's much more powerful than Windows Defender and they don't recommend turning it off.I've gone into Norton's Security and tried to configure the firewall so that this will work. I've tried including the IP address of each individual computer in Trusted Zones and when that didn't work, I ran the networking wizard. That produced more g... Read more

A:Norton Personal Firewall / Remote Access & File Sharing / Xp

OK never mind. Norton gave me another set of problems this morning, so I uninstalled Norton. I'll check bleepingcomputer reviews on antivirus protections later. Currently running Spybot etc. and I'm glad that I'm not being harassed all the time with messages, conflicts, and problems.

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I established a computer just for clients to login to for their data files. I just getting ready to go live, but noticed under the Properties>Security Tab for several of the more critical folders (Program Files, Users, Windows), includes the following "Group or user names": Users; Administrators; TrustedInstaller; SYSTEM; CREATOR OWNER

Also noticed the c:\USERS folder and the user names within it are visible. I hid just the user folder, but could still change to c:\users and view its folders.

Am I correct that these seem like to glaring security issues.

I have set myself up in the administrator group and the remote access users with "limited" access in the users group

1) Should I (or is there any reason not to) restrict the Program Files, Program Files (x86), Windows folders to the Administrator group only? or will this (probably) prevent the users from using (running) the programs as well?

2) Should each user be granted specific permission (plus me as the administrator) instead of Group level User permission of their individual c:\users\[username] folder.

3) Can/should the c:\Users\[username] folders be hidden?

Any suggestions are appreciated...

A:Controlling/restricting multiple users remote file access.

Post Follow-up:

Well, just realized one problem with hiding c:\users or their sub-folders. Seagate dashboard (ver backup utility to 3tb USB doesn't "see" the hidden folders to backup -- that's a problem....

I un-hid the folders and now backup "sees" the folders

Still looking for suggestions...

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At first I would run the avast antirootkit tool which would find and fix numerous malware etc. Then it began to find locked files and report unknown MBR code. I also ran Rkill which would find my security center turned off along with other services. I ran Adware cleaner which found over 40 infections. After using these tools to try and rid my computer of the person whos hacking me, and his tools, thats when I was hit with something I dont understand, cant deal with, and I had to report it to the authorities because I have some health problems and this is all just too much.

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On my Dell Precision T3610, I originally tried using a gForce graphics card for triple monitor display, but that gave enough BSOD's that I eventually gave up, removed the gForce, and went back to the original NVS 310. Occasionally now, sometimes even while I am away from the keyboard, the following situation occurs:

- both of my screens will both go black (as if they are not receiving a signal)
- computer will not restart
- no minidump file is created
- seemingly I cannot remote desktop in anymore, whereas when the screens are working I can remote in
- Powershell Enter-PSSession also hangs, with no error code; existing PSSession *seems* to stay, but commands don't work suggesting a lost connection (I was hoping to devcon restart the device remotely - this does work in normal circumstances, but not after this issue presents)
- Shared network drives are still available. This is interesting, in that it shows the computer is still running.
- Apparently no amount of time causes the computer to reboot, and I think keyboard commands are being ignored.
- Not sure if a different OS works or not; trying to make it work with 10.

I've upgraded graphics card drivers to latest (Jan 29) from the December drivers, upgraded chipset etc based on mfg recommendations. I've tried moving the graphics card between slots internally with no luck. Pretty much grasping at straws at this point - any suggestions?

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