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Trouble power cycling a remote machine.

Q: Trouble power cycling a remote machine.

I wonder if anyone else has tried rebooting a Windows 8 machine remotely yet. This is probably not a common occurrence yet, though it someday may be, and it turned out to be quite a debacle. Obviously we all know that in order to reboot a machine, we have to access the charms bar, go to settings and then power, then restart. This turned out to be almost impossible for me to accomplish remotely using ultravnc, as I could only see a small portion of the screen, and the charms kept vanishing from the screen while I was trying to get to settings. Is there another simple way to restart the machine that I am missing, that does not rely on mouse gestures, or 3rd party applications?

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A: Trouble power cycling a remote machine.

Would it help to create Shutdown and Restart shortcuts on the Desktop?

Shutdown: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0

Restart: C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe /r /t 0

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As the topic states...Trying to log into my W7 desktop from my W8 laptop and it keeps saying wrong password. I can login fine using the exact same username and password from another W7 machine..

What am I doing wrong here?


A:Trouble logging into W7 machine via Remote Desktop

You have to use the same username & password that is on the machine you are trying to connect to. Otherwise use Teamviewer to do Remote Desktop.

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Hi everyone!

My girlfriend has an e-machine model w4682. When I press the power button the power light around the power button turns on and stays on. The lights on the keyboard for the num lock, caps lock, scroll lock blink on and then turn off, then they flicker before turning completely off. Nothing else turns on (no fans, no monitor input and no laser mouse). Do you think its the power supply?


A:E-Machine power supply trouble

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Hi every one, my z820 work station is powered off automatically after about 3 seconds from powering on, the power led is blue, no beep sounds, the scrren is black, pease help if there is any idea Thanks in advance

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Power cycling is the best way I can describe it. Approximately once a day, my y510p will power cycle all of its USB ports simultaneously, this is the two USB 3.0 ports as well as the USB 2.0 port (which makes things even stranger considering they are on separate controllers). I will lose connection to all devices (for me an external hard drive, USB 3.0 dock, and USB 2.0 mouse) and they will all come up again a moment later as just being plugged in. It is not the same time of day each day. My drivers are up to date. This occurred under Windows 8.1 64-bit and Windows 10 64-bit. There is also no correlation to whether there is a lot of data moving through the ports or if they are just idle.

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Hello! Thanks for any insight in advance...

I?ve just purchased and installed a new EVGA 1080 Ti SC2. Since installing, ive removed all old drivers and installed all new drivers. The problem im having is the computer will power cycle once i?ve launched call of duty black ops 4 after running for just 1-3 minutes. (Very high settings)

The computer boots fine, stays running under no gaming load, but powercycles in game. (No blue screen, error message, just power cycle back to login screen.

850w power supply, i5 4670k cpu liquid cooled, 8gb ram, Gigabyte Z87X-D3H motherboard (attached image specs) only change is new GPU.

Im thinking it could be a bad gpu, bad power supply, or something overheating?

Any help would be really appreciated!

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Here are my specs:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2100 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7897 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 300002 MB, Free - 56569 MB; D: Total - 176926 MB, Free - 168810 MB;
Antivirus: ESET Smart Security 5.0, Updated and Enabled
Graphics Card: 01G-P3-1450-TR GeForce GTS 450 FPB (Free Performance Boost) 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card
Power Supply: 500 W

Problem:Now on to the issue, the motherboard I have has an onboard video card which works perfectly fine without the Geforce GTS 450. However, once I put in the GTS 450 the computer will boot up to the windows screen so it passes the bios but then it will flash a blue screen for a split second and restart and go back to bios and repeat this cycle. I can hear the power dipping (sounds like zapping noise) and the fans will turn off for a split second.

Solution Attempts: I have replaced the motherboard, the graphics card (got the same one), and the power supply. I have checked to make sure RAM was securely in place, have taken out and re-put in the graphics card and made sure power cable was secure, I have reset CMOS on the motherboard, I have uninstalled all previous drivers and disabled onboard video.

A:Computer Power Cycling

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Just today, my modem seems to be rebooting itself whenever I have to load large files, or gaming. When I am browsing the net, everything is fine. As soon as I try to load up, lets say a youtube video. I'll get kicked off for about 1 min.

I am using a Motorola SB5101.

Here is the information taken from the signal page.
Downstream Value
Frequency 561000000 Hz
Signal To Noise Ratio 36.1 dB
Power Level 3.9 dBmV

Upstream Value
Channel ID 3
Frequency 32500000 Hz
Power 42.7 dBmV
Information from the Logs screen.

Time Priority Code Description
1970-01-01 00:01:03 3-Critical D003.0 DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.
1970-01-01 00:00:43 3-Critical R002.0 No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out (US 3)
1970-01-01 00:00:03 6-Notice M571.1 Ethernet link up - ready to pass packets
2011-02-26 23:22:59 6-Notice M573.0 Modem Is Shutting Down and Rebooting...
2011-02-26 23:22:59 3-Critical R004.0 Received Response to Broadcast Maintenance Request, But no Unicast Maintenance o
2011-02-26 23:22:26 3-Critical R005.0 Started Unicast Maintenance Ranging - No Response received - T3 time-out
2011-02-26 22:59:25 6-Notice M571.1 Ethernet link up - ready to pass packets
1970-01-01 00:00:02 6-Notice M571.4 Ethernet link dormant - not currently active
1970-01-01 00:00:14 3-Critical D003.0 DHCP WARNING - Non-critical field invalid in response.
1970-01-01 00:01:21 3-Critical R002.0 No Ranging Response received - T3 time-out (US 3)
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A:Modem Power Cycling Itself

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I have a strange fault that's driving me crazy. First thing in the morning when I turn the PC on via the front power button it powers up, but I get no display. Hitting reset does nothing. Holding the power button on and forcing the system to power down, then hitting power again gives me the same result - no display.

If I toggle the power on & off via the rear switch on the supply itself, the system boots ok. From this point I cannot get the system to fail again and all runs well until the next morning. Then the same thing again. The only way I can get the system to boot first thing in the morning is to power up via the front power button, turn it off at the power supply (i.e. open cct the mains supply) then hit the front power button again.

The system consists of an Athlon 64 3000 + skt 754, Gigabyte k8VM800M (all in one) mobo, 512MB Corsair value select DDR 400, Segate 120GB SATA 1 drive, Liteon DVD ROM & DVDRW, Enlight 300W supply.

I have changed the supply with an Antec 400W - still no good. I have removed all power & data cables from all drives leaving just the CPU, RAM & integrated graphics - still no good. I swapped the RAM - still no good. I changed the Mobo with a new identical model - still no good. The only original part left is the CPU. (Which I have no spare available). I have flashed the Bios on both Mobo's to the latest (F8) still the same.

If anyone has any ideas or suggestions I would be most grateful.

A:PC fails first boot but ok after power cycling

you have a faulty switch- replace the switch and/or power supply.

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Hello all, I hope someoene here can help, it would be greatly appreciated.
I have a HP Pavilion desk top running XP Media. I have been having a problem with my USB ports on the front. At first, they didn't seem to want to recoginize anything. I uninstalled and reinstalled all the usb ports, and thought I had it working, (for the most part) Still had problems from time to time. Today, I plugged my mp3 player in, and the power would come on so I could open up my files, then they would lose power, then turn back on, then lose power. After messing around with it for a bit, I couldn't get it to power again. At that point, I gave up. It didn't matter what USB port I used, they all worked like this on the front. The ones on the back of the computer seem to be working fine, as my keyboard, mouse, and wireless air card is all plugged in back there.

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Solved: Front USB ports cycling power

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PC reboots when playing video games for a while
No BSOD, even when I set it to not automatically reboot when the system crashes
Still reboots when not playing videos game, but takes longer to reboot
Pretty reproducible (I can play 5 games in Overwatch on High settings before a reboot happens, then the amount of games I can play decreases as I start up Overwatch again)
The PC is properly cooled with 3 outtake, 1 intake
New parts, bought them half a year ago
Temperature for motherboard modules, CPU, and GPU are at a reasonable threshold
Balanced seems to slight delay the issue compared to the High Performance power option
 If there is anything wrong with what I am doing, please point me in the right direction since this is my first post
Specs (sorry for the long spec sheet, I don't know how to simplify this):

Operating System
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i5 4690K @ 3.50GHz 34 °C
Haswell 22nm Technology
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (10-10-10-30)
Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. Z97MX-Gaming 5 (SOCKET 0) 28 °C
2476WM ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 30 °C
SLI Disabled
447GB ADATA SP550 (SSD) 35 °C
931GB Western Digital WDC WD1003FZEX-00MK2A0 (SATA) 27 °C
Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Realtek High Defini... Read more

A:Constant reboots (power cycling), no BSOD

Please wait until it reboots again, then let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be experiencing BSOD's) so that we can provide a complete analysis: (from the pinned topic at the top of the forum)   http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576314/blue-screen-of-death-bsod-posting-instructions-windows-10-81-8-7-vista/FYI - I don't often use the Perfmon report, so if it doesn't work please just let me know.2)  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2028504While waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility:  http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html 

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Inspiron 2350 all in one desktop-  When powering up the unit will log in and start to go through normal operations.  Then all the sudden it will shut down, no log out process or warning, just immediately shuts off.  When you try to restart the unit by pressing the power button it will start the process again then shut off immediately again.  Repeating the cycle the power up time reduced each attempt till it will not react at all.  I can unplug the power supply for an hour or so and it will repeat the above.  Leaving the power supply unplugged for longer periods days at times will allow the unit to power up and get to the desktop screen after a random period of time the unit will shut down again.
I have tested the power supply with a multi meter and it seems to be operating normally.  the unit is only approx 18mths old.
Any suggestions as to the problem and or solution?

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A friend built a computer nearly 2 years ago for me. It has recently started running hot, I was going to replace the stock H70 bans but I figured I would do a reseat and re apply thermal paste prior to doing so. Re applied the thermal paste, cleaned it off of the H70 and put it on the cpu, reseat it and put everything back together and it started power cycling. I realized after re doing everything that some pins are bent on the socket, I am not sure if he did it or I might have, I was EXTREMELY careful though.

So now I have power cycling, I have cleared my cmos and tried different ram, if I leave 1 stick of ram in, it makes it 5 seconds, if I put all 4 in it restarts instantly but if I remove them all it lasts 10-15 seconds and then beeps once fast and shuts off to do it all over again.

I have tried bending them back, still have the same issue. I am going to the store to get a bigger magnifying glass soon and going to remove the mobo completely so I can see better. How likely is it that this is not fixable?

I don't particularly want to buy another motherboard atm considering the new CPU comes out in 5 months and would need another than also.

My specs are

i7 2600k not OCed
8 GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X DDR3 1600
gigabyte ga-p67a-ud3p-b3

Not sure what else you will need but I will be checking this regularly.


A:Re seated CPU, bent pins, power cycling, HELP

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NOTE: Moderators, if you feel this issue would be better suited in another sub-forum. Please let me know.

Okay so starting sometime this morning I have started having an issue with my displays. (My system specs are in my profile.) I am running a dual monitor setup with one being a Dell U3415W and the other being a Vizio M65-C1 65" 4K UHD TV. I use the one monitor to do work and the TV for entertainment (movies, games, etc.) so here is the problem. Up until this morning everything worked as it should. If I was watching a TV show or something I could turn monitor 1 off and back on as necessary without disturbing what was going on, on monitor 2. Now when I turn monitor 1 off and then back on I get nothing but a black screen. I am able to fix this by unplugging the monitor from the back of the computer, then plugging it back in. everything seems to work fine after that until I, once again, turn the monitor back off.

While monitor 1 has the black screen, I have checked display properties using the TV and it shows the monitor is still detected, and the proper resolution. Also, the monitor itself acts as if it is still functioning because the "no signal" image doesn't appear and it doesn't go to sleep it just stays black.

I am completely at a loss for what could be the issue. Thanks in advance for any help anyone is able to offer.

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Hi all,
MSI z87-G45 (AMI EFI BIOS v1.7)
i5-4670k (stable OC at 4.2 gHz)
2 x G.Skill Ares 4 GB DDR-1600
Samsung 120 GB 840 EVO
Windows 8.1 pro
Ever since I built my rig a year ago, I've been plagued by these issues:
Random freezing (often times accompanied by a loud, scratching/buzzing noise coming from the speakers/headphones)
Random restarts
Power cycles a lot before POST.
Freezes at "Preparing Automatic Repair" and PC promptly restarts automatically; sometimes freezes at Windows logo (need to manually restart)
Note that these issues don't always appear. Sometimes I can go for a week without issues. Sometimes I get 5-10 power cycles in one day. When they do happen, they cause a minor 2-3 minute inconvenience. But it is annoying since my games work is interrupted.
Things I've tried (not in order):
Set CPU speed to stock, issues still present. No problems running prime95. OC is also stable with prime95. Tested GPU with Unigine's Heaven, temperatures were fine.
Monitored temperatures during freezing using HWiNFO. It's stable, but it's also hard to simulate the conditions for freezing/crashing. It's completely random.
BIOS update to v1.9 aggravates the freezing/random restarts. v1.8 keeps freezing/restarting at startup. v1.7 is what I have and is "stable".
Reinstalled OS, problems still present.
Moved GPU to another PCI slot, no change.
Breadboarded without the GPU, I can see artifacts on the screen when it freezes wh... Read more

A:Random Freezing with Loud Buzzing Noise and Power Cycling

Just ran another memtest for both sticks, still no errors. :c

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My wife works at a fitness club and they recently had to replace the office XP machine and purchased a new one with Vista, They had the two machince networked together before one at the front counter and the other in the office, I can not get the new Vista machine networked at all I have searched the internet looking for answers and have tried a few things but have had no success what so ever. Is there anyone willing to help or is there a step by step website that might have good information on this subject. I have the workgroups the same on each machine. I'm lost please help


A:Network trouble Vista Machine To XP Machine

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Is there any remote support software that can power on a remote workstation that is powered off?

A:Can Any Remote Support Software Power On A Remote Workstation

AS far as I know there is no software to power up a remote workstation that is not on. I could be wrong though it has been known to happen ... once .... I think or was I mistaken?

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

A:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.



The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.


Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.


Best Regards,

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Hello All,

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

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

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

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

A:Using Net Use on a remote machine

Hi rahul1911,

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

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

Good luck!

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I cant seem to be able to remote desktop to an XP SP3 machine from my Windows 7 pro desktop. My colleague who has an XP desktop can remote desktop fine to the other XP SP3 machine.

I can also remote desktop from the XP SP3 back to my Windows 7 fine but not the other way round.

Can anyone help on this please?

Thank you

A:Remote Desktop from Win 7 to XP machine

hello and welcome,
did you already disable the firewall both of the OS?

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Helloo I'm having a problem with connecting my Windows 7 laptop to my Windows XP Pro machine. I have my router at home (where the XP machine is) port forwarded for Remote Desktop, I set up the XP machine completely for connecting to by allowing exceptions for the Remote Desktop.

When on my Win 7 machine I type in the IP address and port and it gets me to the log in screen where it gives me the username (Matt) and I enter my credentials (password). After entering it and clicking OK it brings me back to the log in screen. Over and Over. Does anyone have an idea of what I may have done wrong? I can post a link of the site I used to set it up.


A:Remote Desktop Win 7 to XP machine

Do you have RDP access turned on for user Matt? If not you will not be able to use RDP.

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I recently switched my main computer over to Linux (from Win8), and everything is working fine, except that when I would remote into the computer from my other computer (running Win7), it was much faster when running Win8. Since I upgraded to Linux, I can connect, but the screen refreshes at a much slower rate, even over the same connection (LAN speed).

Anyone know of any settings either on the Win7 side or on the Linux server side that I can change to speed things up?

A:remote into Linux machine

Which Linux distro are you using ? There are some distros made specifically for older machines. For example, Fedora has it's flagship distro using Gnome, but it also has 2 lighter versions one using LXDE. and the other using Xfce.

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I am interested in turning my PC to a remote machine (like a dedicated/rootserver) but to be able to start up and shut down my PC w/e I want remotely. Also I would like not to change my OS (windows) in order to achieve that, if it's possible of course. The whole thing has to do with my business trips (I have to travel around and change places) so I need to turn my home PCs into remote machines in order to be able to control them from my laptop. I searched a bit and I found this Home but I would like to find a way with windows.

Looking forward to your replies,

A:Turn my PC to remote machine

Mine have to be turned ON. But this is my favorite remote program.


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I have XP machine, which Im accessing Remotly, Im able to Record In my current machine. But when I try recording in remote machine the Recording Option itself is Desabled. Will I be able to record Remotly or Do I need to Enable same thing in remote Machine to save or Enable recording Option. Pls Suggest a Solution.

A:Not able to Record in Remote Machine

Record what? What software are you using? Is your remote connection by Windows Remote Desktop? i.e. more information is needed to give a helpful response.

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I have one very powerful PC that I would like to use as a VM server, and then I have a netbook and a HP pavilion dv2000 laptop that I would like access the VMs. My ideal setup would be to have my main machine running Windows 7 and have two virtual machines running Windows 7 that would be accessed and used by the netbook and notebook across the network, this would allow the two mobile PCs to make use of the main PC's sizable resources while still being three different machines that can be used by three different people. The reason I want to do this is that I have a lot of people who want to use the computer, but only one that runs Windows, has Office, and is very powerful. Any help on this topic would be appreciated.

A:Remote Virtual Machine

Problem: The VMs would not have office unless you could install it in each VM and that means a separate product key.

Also, each instance of Win 7 would need it's own product key since you can't run the same one in a virtual machine.

Other than that it sounds doable running Win 7 guests under Oracle VirtualBox. Just set the networks up as Bridged so they get their IP address from the same router, then setup port forwarding to a VNC server running in each VM. TightVNC is a good choice.

I don't think you will be very happy with the performance though. Even with Gigabit network adapters it will be slow.

It would be fun to try though.

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This has been going on for some time I dont know if its research or a game for advanced entities or likely I checked yes to but was vaguely reading the terms because extremely malicious things haven't happened but its been way too long of a volunteer effort on my part and I'm sick of constantly resetting or having sound embedded or flat stop working along with all sound icons in several of all the places. and cams and mic coming on my cell phone taking hundreds of screen shots and a very impressive variety of  synchronized things that Im either completely mad or its really great skillsI am sure I have not been a challenge for them and I feel they easily controlled Norton. I'm so shameless I wish I could ask them 100 questions and have them show me how I mean as long as evidently have put so much time.I hate to think I am actually here for a Psychiatric validation because I used to not care if I was crazy just hoped I was crazy enuff! But settings change, text gets rearranged, sound changes or my heartbeat-yes this is wild gets broadcast and plays out of an antique Grundage shortwave radio no its not a tube Grundage has an unusual radio setup. radio  I would love to take all the credit for the calamity as I do cause most of myown  messes am calamity capable when things in my electrical proximity are  difficult to controll I could admit Ive only mastered but the electric toothbrush and a few other things just not the phone the o... Read more

A:Remote control of my machine and many other hatricks

ESET Online ScannerClick here to download the installer for ESET Online Scanner and save it to your Desktop.Disable all your antivirus and antimalware software - see how to do that here.Right click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe and select Run as Administrator.Place a checkmark in YES, I accept the Terms of Use, then click Start. Wait for ESET Online Scanner to load its components.Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.Click Advanced Settings, then place a checkmark in the following:Remove found threatsScan archivesScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyClick Start to begin scanning.ESET Online Scanner will start downloading signatures and scan. Please be patient, as this scan can take quite some time.When the scan is done, click List threats (only available if ESET Online Scanner found something).Click Export, then save the file to your desktop.Click Back, then Finish to exit ESET Online Scanner.

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I have run into an issue where psexec is not working on one of my remote clients. However, it is working on other remote clients. When I execute the psexec \\computername it returns with the error (Error communicating with PsExec service on the remote computer:
no process is on the other end of the pipe). I then am able to perform a pslist on the remote computer and I do see the PSEXESVC process, then I can run a pskill and end that process which I have seen by other people that this works and then they can execute
a psexec with no issue, this does not work for me still. I have also tried deleting the service on the remote computer using sc.exe \\computername delete PSEXESVC which completes successfully. I then run a psexec again and the service creates and starts but
the same error occurred. I can also confirm that the PSEXESVC application is running in the %WINDIR% directory on the remote machine. Has anyone else experienced this issue has is there a resolution to this issue. 

Thank you,


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I dont think there is away for this, but can you connect to another machine that can still be used, but under a different setting on Windows XP Pro, like you can with Windows Servers?

A:Connect to another machine using remote desktop

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I suspect that an admin user is accessing my Work Computer by \\Hostname\C$ and checking my documents. Is there a way I can track this down?

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About a week ago I went on a trip out of town and left a box running a game server through Hamachi at home. I have done this countless times and never had a problem. TeamViewer is loaded on the box and has always connected and ran just fine remotely. However, on this specific trip, TeamViewer simply gives up on trying to connect. The iPhone version brings up an error stating 'Protocol negotiation failed.' The game server application no longer responds either. Also, both the remote and the local machine I am on right now are connected through Hamachi on a VPN. The interesting thing is the remote computer responds to ping, allows me to bring up shared folders in Explorer, and is listed as running in the Hamachi client. What it does not allow me to do is control it remotely in any way. This system needs a restart badly and I have run out of ideas on how to remotely access it. Seeing that I am a couple of hundred miles away, I cannot drive over and restart it in person so easy. Here are some further details:

Remote System:
OS: Windows XP Pro SP3
TeamViewer: Logged in and setup for unattended access - Shows up on my list with a yellow dot.
Hamachi: Connected with direct tunnel
Firewall: Comodo Firewall (older version) - Every program I've mentioned has been allowed through with no issue.

Local System:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
TeamViewer: Logged in and setup for unattended access
Hamachi: Connected with direct tunnel
Firewall: Windows Firewall
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A:Need to restart remote machine, TeamViewer down, only on a VPN now

Well I drove back home earlier than expected and fixed the remote computer in person. Turns out the system had run out of memory after being on so long and TeamViewer simply had no resources to initiate, or everything was just timing out from the system taking so long with any request. I'll be picking up more RAM after the 4th. I suppose no one had any answers on how else I could restart the system remotely, but I'll be marking this thread as solved.

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Hi All,
I was wondering whether it is possible to check if a particular username exists on a remote machine given the machine's IP address.

(something like : Net user dude100 //

Shafeeq M.

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

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

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

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Hi All,
I was wondering whether it is possible to check if a particular username exists on a remote machine given the machine's IP address.

(something like : Net user dude100 //

Shafeeq M.

A:checking user name on a remote machine ???

cooldude3K said:

Hi All,
I was wondering whether it is possible to check if a particular username exists on a remote machine given the machine's IP address.

(something like : Net user dude100 //

Shafeeq M.Click to expand...

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Problem: As a member of the security team, I am not a member of the IT team. Therefore do not have access to physical lists of a given machine.

The easy solutions are-1. Ask IT for the list of machine names, 2. Ask someone physically at the location to look for the users cubical and tell me the machine name (located on the ID tag)

Issue: Examine the contents of a workstation somewhere on our intranet.
Known Data: Username, server, server profile, physical address (big deal), personal storage on the LAN. Every workstation on the intranet has a unique identifier assigned by IT and placed on label on the physical case. Connecting remotely is permissible for my position.

Question. Is there a way to look on the local server (remotely) and determine the IP or machine name from a profile stored on the server or any other identifying characteristics to help me map to this workstation.

The problem with my "easy solutions" are that IT is NOT security, asking anyone opens the door to multiple questions that cannot be answered during an active investigation, and the separation of management (which I am classified as) and the workers prohibits them from assisting. Last resort, if there is no way to virtually accomplish this, is to contact the manager of the office to physically look at the workstation.

Thanks for your help,

A:Solved: Need to find remote machine name

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I am here at the office attempting to use remote desktop to connect into my Vista Ultimate SP1 laptop.

I get connected and logon, get the desktop and everything drawn on screen, the it totally freezes.

After a minute or so I get the dialog box showing that I have been disconnected and it will attempt to reconnect.

Attempting to logon at the console of that laptop now, I put in my password, it says Welcome, then a message comes up stating , "This network connection does not exist."

If I click on OK and attempt to logon again, it gives me the same message.

If I wait about 5 minutes, I am able to logon again.

In the event log I am seeing from source TermDD an event 56 stating, "The Terminal Server security layer detected an error in the protocol stream and has disconnected the client."

Is this because I am using SP2 on the XP machine instead of SP3 ?

I've seen similar issues but only on occasion when connecting from the same XP box to my home desktop running Ultimate SP1. Every attempt I may to get into this laptop results in the same thing.

Any thoughts on this? I'd appreciate any input!


A:Remote Desktop to Vista machine from XP SP2

I guess nobody else has seen this?

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I am trying to RD into a machine that I can ping. RD fails with the generic "this computer can't connect to the remote computer" message. I checked and the remote machine does have the "allow other to connect to this machine via RD" checkbox checked. Furthermore I was able to RD to it about a month ago. Not sure what has changed since then. Where should I look? Thanks.

A:cannot connect to machine via remote desktop

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I have a Windows 7 machine that I'm trying to setup to allow Remote Desktop connections so that I can access my machine when I'm away from home. I used this method in the past with other machines and always enjoyed the convenience of working at my home PC when away on vacation, etc.

After setting it up, I can access the machine using Remote Desktop Connection from within the local LAN network using the computer name. However, I cannot access it using my external IP address which should be the router which should forward it to my personal computer. The error I get says "Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons: 1) Remote access to the server is not enabled, 2) The remote computer is turned off, 3) The remote computer is not available on the network."

Here is everything I've done so far:

I've enabled Remote Assistance connections via the System Properties and Allowed connects from any version of Remote Desktop

The Remote Desktop services (3 of them I think) are all enabled and started.

I've checked and Windows Firewall is allowing port 3389 through

I have an Asus RT-N66R router which I've added a Port Forwarding rule to forward that port to the LocalIP of my personal machine.

A:Can't get Remote Desktop working on my machine - help

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums.

I understand i am not answering your question directly with this reply but have you considered using TeamViewer to do this task?
Download Here - TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings

It is free for personal use and i've never come across an issue using this method of a remote connection from outside my home in all the years i have used it (within my home i use remote desktop).

Is there a reason for needing Remote Desktop?


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As someone who is working towards a bachelors degree in computer networking, I have a half decent understanding (or so I thought) of how the internet works. But today... today my mind was blown. I knowingly downloaded something for a game that was a bit sketchy, fully aware that there was a 90% chance a keylogger came packaged with it, didn't concern me that much. I tend to be a bit reckless with my machine because just about every virus I've ever come across I can take care of with relative ease (and heck virus removal offers a weird thrill). Throw in a Hiren's boot CD, run trusty old MBAM, TDSS killer etc. and smash malware with an iron fist. Not to mention I tend to re install my OS every two months because I make such a mess of my file system I figure its best I start anew, and continue to dump everything to desktop.
So here's the story of what happened today, I'm playing my game and having a blast when all of a sudden it closes. I figure "Hey, the game just crashed that's pretty lame". Upon attempt to run the game again and log in I was confronted with a "Password is incorrect" message, at this point I knew what was going on, got keylogged and someone was in the process of trying to cause havoc with the account. I giggled a bit, then proceeded to go to the website and push a password reset request through my email, since the email had a different password I wasn't too concerned. Upon logging into my email to confirm the password reset... Read more

A:Someone gained remote access to my machine

Haha you sound like me, but I haven't seen active on-screen activity for for almost 2 months now!
So I really shouldn't give you advice haha!
Some simple exploit protection that I know of is EMET and Secunia PSI, if that fails, I usually just end up using a boot CD lol

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I have an issue regarding the use of Selenium on one of my Servers. I am trying to take a screenshot over IE using Selenium, its returning with a black screen. The user is not logged on remotely on the server to perform this task. Do you have a fix/workaround
for this type of task?

Server version of IE: 11.0.9600
Selenium Webdriver for IE: 3.150.1
Windows Server version: Windows Server 2012 R2

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we are using task scheduler to run our qtp regression scripts.sometimes in the middle of execution remote machine getting hanged.could you please help me to find the way to restart my machine when it got hanged.


A:how to restart a remote machine automatically when it got hanged

Can't do it remotely since when it's hung, it will not receive or respond to any command you can send it.

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I have VPN service running on my Linksys DD-WRT router at home, so I can VPN back into my home network when using unsecured wireless internet on travel. I also have remote desktop port forwarding to my home machine if I want to just remote desktop in without using the VPN. However, often times I will VPN in, then remote desktop to my machine. Lately, I can VPN in, but remote desktop to the machine's NAT'ed address on the local network doesn't work. I used to be able to do it that way and I'm not sure what has changed. The home machine runs Windows 7 and the laptop I use on the road for VPN'ing back in runs Windows XP. Any ideas why after I VPN in to the home network I can't see any other machines on the network anymore? I have a folder shared on the home machine that I'd like to map to my laptop once I've VPN'ed in but it can't see that either.

Any ideas or help would be appreciated.

A:VPN'ed into home router, but can't remote desktop to machine on LAN

The home network subnet is using DHCP (with the home machine statically keeping it's x.x.x.147 address) and the VPN pool consists of two addresses of and Network sharing and discovery is all turned on for the Win7 home machine, as well as the XP machine.

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Hello everyone,

I want to be able to connect to my Vista Home Premium 32bit machine through an XP machine and print using a printer connected via USB on the XP machine. A little history: I had XP Pro and used remote desktop and printing worked fine. We upgraded the computer and OS to Vista Home Premium 32bit. I understand this version doesn't have remote desktop, but I found a way to get it to work online and now we can connect remotely to the desktop using Remote Desktop.

However, when I try to print something while being connected remotely, it won't print. It doesn't find the USB printer. Please I just want to figure this out. We are using the Vista machine as a remote desktop that houses our excel files and Quickbooks. We connect to this remotely from an XP laptop and 2 Macbook Pro's. Printing doesn't work on either of these computers. They are also on separate networks if that changes anything.

I have read a lot on this and everything points to the same answer -> go to Local Resources in Remote Desktop before you log in remotely and check mark the "select the devices and resources you want to use in your remote session: Printers and Clipboard". Both are checked. Still nothing.

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Hello All,

I wanted to know if there is a method that I can use to get the hard drive information of a remote server using powershell 1.0. The WMI class that has been introduced in Powershell 2.0 does have the option to fetch the same information but the server environment that I work in does not have the option for Powershell 2.0 on the servers..

I do have powershell 2.0 on the machine from which i want to execute the command and fetch the information.

What I am looking for is to have the information like free space, name of the hard drives on a remote server.

Thanks in advance for any help that you can provide.

A:Information of drives on a remote machine using powershell

Hi rahul1911,

See if the following thread helps: Logical Disk Report - Remote Servers. I honestly don't know if the difference in versions will permit this or make no difference or if another method is required.

If not, search through the Powershell section of the newsgroup to see if you can find what you need: PowerShell - Vista Forums

If that also doesn't help, try some other Powershell-specific forums:




I hope this helps.

Good luck!

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I am looking for a way to view what netork printers are connected on a remote machine. Aside from going to the person's desk and taking control of their machine with remote control.

I have tried Dameware NT utilities and it only shows the local printers. And there registry keys that contain this info can't be accessed from a remote machine.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your help.

A:View Netork Printers on a Remote Machine

still have not found a good way to do this. But adprintx.exe is a very good batch file utility for add/removing printers from a login script in case anyone was looking for one.

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I'm trying to setup TLS e-mail on remote machine, but it doesn't work.
Trying to send e-mail on my local machine (Windows 7 x64 locale ru-ru) and it works:

16:33:18 CONNECT : Looking up host name mail.domain.com...
16:33:18 CONNECT : Host name mail.domain.com found
16:33:18 CONNECT : Connecting to host mail.domain.com [123.456.789.123:25]...
16:33:18 CONNECT : Connected to host mail.domain.com [123.456.789.123:25]
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 220 mail.domain.com ESMTP Postfix
16:33:19 SMTP SEND : EHLO hostname
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-mail.domain.com
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-SIZE 73400320
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-VRFY
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-ETRN
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-8BITMIME
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250 DSN
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 220 2.0.0 Ready to start TLS

All is correct.
Then, using the same email account, on remote machine, all settings are absolutely identical (Windows XP Home locale ru-ru):

16:34:29 CONNECT : Looking up host name mail.domain.com...
16:34:29 CONNECT : Host name mail.domain.com found
16:34:29 CONNECT : Connecting to host mail.domain.com [123.456.789.123:25]...
16:34:30 CONNECT : Connected to host mail.domain.com [123.456.789.123:25]
16:34:30 SMTP REPLY: 220 ***************************
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A:SMTP doesn't work on remote machine

The correct way to uninstall ComboFix, all of its related folders, files and logs is to make sure it is still on the Desktop (<-Important!!!) and follow these instructions.When finished you will see a dialog box stating that "ComboFix has been uninstalled".After that, you can remove the ComboFix.exe program from your Desktop by right-clicking on it and choosing delete.If you encounter any problems using the switch from the Run dialog box or Search field, just rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe, then double-click on it to remove.If ComboFix is no longer on your Desktop, re-download it from here, save to the Desktop and follow the instructions above to properly uninstall it from your computer.Another option if the above is unsuccessful is to download DelFix by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on delfix.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Put a check mark next to these items:- Activate UAC- Remove disinfection tools- Create registry backup- Purge System Restore- Reset system settingsClick the "Run" button.When the tool has finished, it will create and open a log report (DelFix.txt)A copy of that report will be saved to the following location C:\DelFix.txt.-- Doing this will remove many specialized tools downloaded and used for malware removal. Any leftover logs, files, folders or tools remaining on your Desktop which were not removed can be deleted manually (right-click on it and choose delete).

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My goal is to restore a remote desktop to the local console so that the user doesn't have to re-enter their password and log back in. While connected remotely to a Windows 7 machine via RDP, I run the following command in a batch file:
tscon %sessionname% /dest:console

This works fine if I connect via RDP with an account in the Administrators group. The problem is when I RDP to the remote machine with an account that's not in the Administrators group, I get the following error:

Could not connect sessionID 1 to sessionname console, Error code 5
Error [5]:Access is denied.

The batch file needs to be run as an Administrator for it to work. I don't have the Administrator account password, but I do have credentials for an account that is in the Administrators group on the machine. I've tried a few different things to run the batch file as an Administrator, but I can't get it to work right.

So my question is how can I get the tscon.exe command to work on this remote machine as a non-Admin?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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