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Setting up remote access in Windows 2000 Server

Q: Setting up remote access in Windows 2000 Server

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.

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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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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.


A:Setting up remote access file server

Yes. VPN access.

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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 have a new copier that has scan to email. The bad thing is there is no address book, it can retrieve emails from LDAP. I have never worked with LDAP and have no idea how to verify if it is installed on our network. We have a very small network, we have one DC with AD and we use this server for our DNS/print/user server. I did see something about using Ntdsutil.exe to verify policies but I don't see any nor do I see how you would add user names and their emails. The server is running Windows 2000 server. I'm new to server administration but google has helped me out with a lot, but this one I can't find anything that helps walk you through the process.


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here at work there is a machine running win2000 server. I want to enter accounts for each student. How would I set it up so they can't download programs or install files, and also so they can save files to the server. Sorry for the vaugeness. If there are good books or sites that have info on this it would be greatly appreciated.

A:[Solved] Setting up Windows 2000 Server(active directory)

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I have a problem to access file server on Windows Server 2000 from a Windows 7 PC. For your information, due to some reasons, both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are in different domain.

I have tried all suggested solutions which are :
i. to unchecked both attributes in 'Network Security : Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC)' for both clients and server.
ii. to apply 'Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated' in 'Network Security : LAN Manager authentication level'
iii. to make sure the time setting for both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are the same.

But still, i couldn't access the file server. In fact, each time I entered domain\username to authenticate, it will give out this message :

Since I am kinda new to this troubleshooting things, it would be great if someone can tell me why does this happening. Is it because of the different domain?

thanks in advance.

A:Windows 7 unable to Access file server on Windows Server 2000

To connect to the server you would need to enter the credentials of the domain user on the server that would have access. For example if the domain was 'home' with a user 'Josh' then I would put:


As the username. If you want to get advanced you could try and form a trust with the other domain in active directory so that the other domain has permission to access the server


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Will someone please explain to me briefly what the difference is between all of these? Why would one want one over the other?

I guess that Windows 2000 is sort of like NT Workstation. If not, please tell me.

And what is the difference between Windows 2000 Server and 2000 Advanced Server?

A:{Advice Offered} - Windows 2000 Professional, 2000 Server, 2000 Anvanced Server--the difference?


Win2K Professional is, indeed, just NT Workstation 5.0

The real difference between Win2K Server and Win2K Advanced Server is scalability. To quote a CNET article: "Three versions of the operating system will be available next week (it's an old article): Windows 2000 Professional, aimed at PCs and workstations; Windows 2000 Server, for file-and-print servers; and Windows 2000 Advanced Server, supporting clustering, which is a way of making several systems act as a single, more powerful computer.

To quote the FAQ from www.winmag.com:
Windows 2000 Professional is the workstation edition of Windows 2000. This is basically Windows NT Workstation 5.0, although Win2K Professional of course includes all of the new technologies for Win2K.

Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server is the server edition of Windows 2000, which is designed to serve small- to mid-sized businesses and workgroups. Server supports up to 4GB of physical RAM and up to 4 processors per computer. Advanced Server supports up to 8GB of RAM and 8 processors per computer.

Windows 2000 Datacenter Server is designed for large businesses and computer clusters. Datacenter supports up to 32 processors per computer and up to 64GB of RAM, as well as built-in clustering and load-balancing features.

Is that what you wanted?


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Hi guy's,

Just want to say up front thanks for your time and to please bare with me i am kind of new at this. Anyway have a small Company server which i had working but now i just can't seem to get it back up and running.

Ok so its a really ****** Server computer Running Windows 2000 Server - with Two Network Cards, One is connected to a Shaw Cable Modem, with a dedicated Static IP Adress from the ISP, and the other is connected to a switch.

My DHCP server is sending out Ip adress between ( - ). server Ip is

Right now Routing and Remote Access is enabled, with the NAT feature, so the server is running as a DHCP/Nat router. it was all running peachy untill i did one stupid thing, I tried to get a VPN set up.

In the server properties under the general tab, i went from Enable this computer as a "router checked" and "Local Area Network Routing only checked" and changed it to "LAN and demand-dial routing" with Remote access server checked as well.

Well as soon as i did that restarted the server in R&RA, problem's happened.

Presently my DHCP server is working distributing IP's but even after setting everything back to how it was and restarting the machine physically, i can not for the life of me get internet to my client PC's. In fact, i am not even getting internet on the server itself.

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A:Solved: Windows 2000 Routing and Remote Access Problem? (NAT)

My advice. Ditch using your Windows server as a router and get a hardware router to put in between your cable modem and your server. Then if you want to have your server act as a VPN server, either enable VPN pass through on the hardware router or set up a set of port forward rules.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can windows 2000 server shutdown workstations on its domain. Say i want to run scandisk and defrag on workstations after users are gone for the day, can i server 2000 schedule scandisk and defrag and when finished shutdown the workstations?

A:2000 server remote shutdown capabilities

You may be able to with this software. Check out the following link.

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I have a computer at work that i want to hook up to a hub to primarily run as a ghost machine. it will not be connected to our network or the Internet.

I need to know how to set up 2000 server for this. I've never really worked with 2000 server before and i'm having problems.

I'm using symantec ghost 7.5 to by the way.

please help out before i have to ask the big guns and make myself look stupid and unqualified. (this is the first time i've been asked to do networking since i've been here for 1 1/2 i mainly just repair laptops)

Thanks guys.

A:Solved: ? Setting up 2000 server to run ghostcast

come on nobody can help me?

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

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

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

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I want to remotely access to my office another PC which is working on win2000. I have administrator rights of that PC and trying to connect as remotely but none. Kindly give me procedure for access. I am using win seven.

A:Remote Access of win 2000

I don't think that this is supported directly but may be possible with Teamviewer though even here you may need to install an older version on the win 2000 system which are available on the site
the software is free for non commercial use so you would need to licence after a reasonable trial

TeamViewer - Free Remote Access and Remote Desktop Sharing over the Internet

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I've got a problem that I'm having a hard time to understand. I am looking for opinions on how to go forward.

I've got an Access-based application that uses a database to maintain a list of companies. I have handed this out to 20-25 people. I need an easy way to have each user update the database by connecting to the database I maintain (or SQL server if need be). I used ADODB from the start, but I'm not sure how to start doing remote connections.

Also, how hard is it to have Access remotely download a file to a folder on your hardrive? I'm sure this will be affected by the user's macro security settings.

A:Access 2000: Remote Connection

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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 a former database I was working on I used the following code with no problems. It formatted my report properly. Now for some odd reason it doesn't work. I am sure I am experiencing a brain fart, but any help would be appreciated.

Private Sub Detail_Format(Cancel As Integer, FormatCount As Integer)

Desc.LeftMargin = 0

If L2 > 0 Then
Desc.LeftMargin = 500
End If

If L3 > 0 Then
Desc.LeftMargin = 1000
End If
On Error GoTo DetailFormatERR
Resume Next
End Sub

A:Access 2000 problems with setting a LeftMargin

The correct property is .Left, not .LeftMargin.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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 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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I am developing a client/server access program at work and have been testing it recently and there is troubling problem. The speed is tremendously slow. I have a backend on the server (with only tables) and all other files in an mde file. With one person in the program it is not too bad, but still alot slower than I expected. Also, when 2 people are accessing the same backend the speed is just horrible.
I was wondering what would cause it to be so slow, and what I can do to try to speed things up?

Thanks alot.

- Guy

A:Access 2000 Server files

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I'm having this machine that is server 20003 SP1 and it can't reconize my Access 2000. Anyone know of any issues?

A:Server 2003 & Access 2000

Recognize the CD, the program itself, a databse file?

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Over the last year a co-worker and I have been developing a complex Job-Costing system in a Microsoft Access Database (4.0). It is a 50 Meg file that is on our Server. The problem is that only one person can Access the Database at a time. This is going to be hell when we accually release this to the other 15 people is the office. I have experimented with an access 2000 Project (MSDE Client/Server) but I dont think it is the option for our office. I was wondering what was needed to make our database multi-user. It says it can handle up to 255 multiple users, and 1 user is far from that limit.
Please give me all the information you can. Thanks.

A:Access 2000 -> Client/Server with Jet 4.0

Tools-Options, Advanced (I think) tab. Default login should be SHARED, not EXCLUSIVE.

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