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  1. Hi all, Long time no see! I am running into a problem. I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 that does not allow you to RDP (mstsc.exe) from a Windows 7 VDI desktop. The exact error is (using an online image as a ref): I have checked the following: Launched mstsc from the Win7 desktop, clicked Show Options, navigated to the Experience tab, unchecked "Reconnect if the connection is dropped" (read that might cause it, idk why though). Ensured that the domain group is in the Remote Desktop Users group, and the server verified that I have permissions to RDP to it. Tried from several servers and VLAN's. Additional information: mstsc verion on the Win7 desktop is 10.0.14393 (shell version and control version). mstsc version on Server 2012 R2 is 6.3.9600 (shell version and control version). Both server and workstation use Network Level Authentication. I can RDP to other servers that use 6.3.9600 from a desktop with 10.0.14393. I can ping the server from my Win7 workstation. Consoling into the server from vSphere works properly. Nothing shows in the event logs when the RDP fails to work. The error in the picture above happens immediately when I try to connect vs waiting a few seconds to pop up. -------------------------------- Edit: Also verified the the following keys were set. Two of the three were set wrong (notated the ones I had to change): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server Had to change (was 1): fDenyTSConnections = DWord 0 Had to change (was 0): TSUserEnabled = DWord 1 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon (was correct): WinStationsDisabled = String 0
  2. Going to try and add some information, and answer your questions: Could it be some conflict with the Hosts file: To my knowledge the host file in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc\hosts is configured correctly. It hasn't been touched in 2 years. Checked it again just to make sure, and it looks good. Is there any chance that the addresses have been added in IE "Internet zone": Great point. Higher level GPO's are preventing me from checking the actual Internet Options, however I was able to run a gpresult, dump it to a html file, and check the GPO settings from the domain. It seems the the sites are only being listed in the HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings -> ProxyOverride as a REG_SZ. Can you run a trace route in the various cases (particularly the one with the 25 seconds delay): Yes. Traceroutes and Pathpings indicate that each hop is responding within ~1ms. Is the behaviour the same if you use web addresses like http://myniceweb/mypage.htmand iP addresses like : Those pages I was not able to visit. But I instead used google.com and which is a google.com server. Both responded very promptly (1-2 seconds) I.e. could it be related to a DNS issue of some kind, are the result of running nslookup correct?: Nslookup on the URL/IP both match backwards and forwards. Is it possible that one of the Windows updates in the last two months caused this?: We have tried old VHD files (vDisk in our Citrix environment) that were 5 months old, attached to an empty Virtual Machine, logged in and it didn't work... so probably not a patch or a GPO (as hard as that is for me to say... gahh...) One thing someone in another shop sugggested us trying is setting the Local Intranet security settings from Medium-Low to Low. I also read about this online, as it might be specific to Citrix. I got the go ahead, but it seems every single thing I try either GPO or Local Policy will not change the Internet Options > Security Tab > Local Intranet > Security Level = Low . I have dug through the registry, and dug through the gpresult i exported to an html file, and can't find what is making it greyed out and preventing me from changing it. I changed it on the local level also i.e. local machine policy, but no luck. Any idea on how I can change the Local Intranet security settings from Medium-Low to Low? Weird as it sounds, from what I read online and from what someone in another shop told me, this might do the trick.
  3. So our environment is configured as followed. We have XenApp 6.5 servers, all handing out desktops to users. Everything works smooth except for the Bypass Proxy for Intranet sites. When using IE you eventually get to to the site after about 25 seconds of waiting, and 25 seconds of waiting per each page to load for all INTERNAL websites. For EXTERNAL websites i.e. Google.com, it loads fast. I have two attachments. 1. NotWorking.png: Is the configuration we are running. Blacked out is our internal sites and proxy server, but they pull this from GPO. 2. Working.png: is the configuration that works. By works, I mean when you load an INTERNAL site it loads in 1-3 seconds. EXTERNAL sites i.e. Google.com quit working because you have to go through the Proxy Server to get outside (BlueCoat). Additional Info: * We have tried various versions of IE, but we currently run IE 9. * We are an environment that is intergraded with CAC authentication. * The desktops are Server 2008 R2 X64 patched all the way up. These desktops are Provisioned out by Citrix PVS and run XenApp 6.5. * This has been working for years until about 2 months ago and we can not figured out what changed. * To get to these options we are configuring is Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings > X. * By simply unchecking "Use a proxy server for your LAN" box, we can access INTERNAL sites super fast. But then it takes away the ability to access all EXTERNAL sites i.e. Google.com.
  4. So without going into detail, we have an exe and batch file that starts up at launch of someones desktop. It is a provisioned / Citrix environment and has to be done by GPO. How do I make the exe and batch file "Trusted" so they can run on startup of someone logging into their desktop? GPO style.
  5. Throwing this in the mix. Put the echo first then set. @echo off echo|set /p"FN=FolderName"Pause
  6. C:\Windows\Installer folder contains a lot of patches. You should clean that folder out if the patches are already installed, those files "should" only be used to uninstall the patches. Try cleaning that Installer folder out. Probably will find a lot of .msp files in there.
  7. I don't have any studio's open in front of me, but sample the code below: dim proc as ProcessStartInfo("cmd.exe")dim pr as Processpr=Process.Start(proc)pr.StandardInput.WriteLine("taskkill /f /im iexplorer.exe")Add that between the try/catch. The application will still close afterwards too (at least it should).
  8. What I currently have is a Lenovo T520 laptop, and all the drivers install sucessfully except the modem. The way we are building our images we need sysprep to install the drivers for us, so, I currently have the correct driver (I believe) and when I install by hand it it works. But when sysprep installs the driver for me during the initial setup I always have this one driver with an exclamation point in device manager. ThinkPad Modem Adapter When I right click on it and click properties I get can see this error. A driver (service) for this device has been disabled. An alternate driver may be providing this functionality. (Code 32) I can uninstall this driver, restart the computer, the computer will autodetect this driver like normal and install the drivers without having the exclamation point error. So at this point it is working. But what I need is for it to install correctly the first time when sysprep does it. I have no clue what is causing it not to install correctly then. But by uninstalling the driver, restarting, and windows will reinstall the driver and it works correctly without error after then. Here is some more information: ThinkPad Modem Adapter Location: Location 65535 (Internal High Definition Audio Bus) Device Instance ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_02&VEN_14F1&DEV_2C06&SUBSYS_17AA2122&​REV_1000\4&1A47259F&0&0102 Driver Details: C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\CNXT_MODEM_HDA_HSF\UIU32m.exe C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\HSF_CNXT.sys C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\HSF_DPV.sys C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\HSFHWAZL.sys C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\HSFProf.cty C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\mdmxsdk.sys C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\modem.sys C:\WINDOWS\system32\mdmxsdk.dll C:\WINDOWS\system32\UCI32M42.dll Driver Provider: Conexant Systems Driver Date: 8/20/2009 Driver Version: Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
  9. Thanks, It was doing that with WoW download, but its like that for any download as well. P2P FTP etc. Also, when I power up my computer, it takes a min before I can browse to any websites ex. this morning, Powered up the machine, waited 3 mins then could navigate to this website. If I power up my machine and immediately go to any website it times out. Note that this is after I gain my static ip from my router and I can ping my router, but I cant browse for another 2-3 mins.
  10. So computers on the router can see other computers on the router, and computers on the modem can see other computers on the modem, but they can't talk across from modem to router and vice versa, and ALL computers have internet access. Here are a few steps that I would take, although they are never the best just something I would do. 1. Ensure they are all on the same subnet (or that the modem and router are putting them on the same subnet and network etc. etc.). 2. Connect all the computers to one device ex. router, this is just to reinforce your idea that the router > modem or modem > router talk is your issue and not your devices connected. 3. See if there is a way to put your router into switch mode (assuming the modem will start picking up assigning dhcp addresses out?) 4. Boot to a live cd ex. ubuntu on two computers one being on the modem and one being on the router and see if they see each other. This will inform you if its a windows problem. 5. How are you checking to see if they see each other? Ping? Sometimes in routers ICMP packets can be blocked. Check all security settings in both the router and modem. 6. How long has this been happening? Did this recently start happening for no reason, always happened, or sometimes happens. Have faith, it will get fixed Also, why do they need to see each other if they are accessing the internet? Are you sharing files/mapping drives, home server, printing to one printer across several devices? Fill us in. GL!
  11. Here is an overview of what I have. I currently upgraded from DSL when I moved to Cable now. My connection before worked very fine. I still use the same hardware such as nic, cables, and switch at my new house. My cable speeds are 30mbps down, 5mbps up. This is what has been happening, and I will use tonight as an example. I start downloading World Of Warcraft. It is running at a moderately slow download speed of 300kbps (considering my download spee is 30mbps). Now when I go to navigate to lets say Hotmail.com, the dns lookup either fails by timing out, or it takes roughly 20 seconds to find the page. If i stop any downloads that I have, such as the slow download World Of Warcraft tonight, my dns lookup goes back to being fast. Not sure why a download would make my pages load so slowly. I have tried the following. 1. Skipping my switch and plugging directly into my surfboard modem, same problem still. 2. I have tried configuring my dns to use googles and thinking it is my ISP's dns that is sluggish, doesn't help. 3. While my outside connection in a web browser is terrible during downloads, i can navigate to my modem in a browser, and do a tracert to google.com just fine. So my router can hit outside ip's. 4. During the downloads, I fail to ping addresses I know are up host (ping works after i stop my downloads) Any advice would be appreciated. Next step, updating my current drivers (although this problem did not occur until I moved).
  12. Did you use special software to prepare the usb drive? And like Trip said does this happen when you boot using other usb drives? This is a strange one You didn't by chance install the os back to the usb drive did you? Not sure how you could but...
  13. Are you configuring your friends computer from a fresh install or has his this os been on his computer for awhile. I have used a program called RegShot (i believe) years ago to do something similar to this, although, I am not sure if you can use it in your situation. Basically takes a before shot of your system, you do some changes, then takes an after, and lets you compare / contrast what has changed. And i think you can compile it to a reg file to run on another machine. Now the problem with this is, you have to run it before and after on the original machine. You have to have similar systems etc. http://sourceforge.net/projects/regshot/ Just throwing that out there.
  14. I just wanted to follow up on this problem. Despite my server hosting company saying it was not the VPS, in fact when they moved my node over to another server my VPS began working great. No issues yet (as of a few weeks). So similar issues could possibly be resolved this same way.
  15. Thanks for that point of direction. At this time in the perfmon everything seems normal until the temp freeze happens again. In the monitor I am watching the processes cpu time, and you can seem slight ups and downs as users of the website are viewing/surfing pages. Although when the freeze happens, the perfmon completely quits recording information as seen below. Working Graph Graph When Freezing This is just what I was watching at the time when I took the screen shots, but it would still have gaps in the graph when you were viewing something else as well. I did run back through the event viewer and received these errors when I launched perfmon for the first time, but it is a non repeating error since I tried to make it occur again 30 mins later. "WINS Performance Monitor Counters could not get the WINS statistics." and "Unable to open the Server service. Server performance data will not be returned. The error code returned is in the first DWORD in the Data section." But I believe those error are not directly related to the problem. Just errors that occurred when I launched perfmon. Since the website isn't a must be up 24/7, i might could afford 2 hours of complete downtime late one night and just reimage it, import the db, and install the other apps, but I guess thats a last resort lol.
  16. Hey, I have a VPS that is with a cheaper hosting package, it has low RAM (less than 1GB). The services that it is running provide me with a website, and this site operates on MySQL, PHP, and the latest edition of Apache. The server itself is Windows 2003 SP2. At any given time I am only using around 230mb's +-50mb's at a time. But always under 300mbs so no where near maxed out. The problem that I am having is about every 5 mins, for 30 seconds, the server will become very very slow to respond to http request say if someone was trying to visit a web page on my website, or, will become unresponsive when i am remote logged into the server. Now I have watched the task manager to view the RAM/CPU usage to see if it does spike during this event, but it does not. I have checked the event log for applications, systems, and security, with nothing major in there. Where I am at now is basically stuck. I don't know if maybe since this is a VPS, there might be other servers running on the server that I have just on another partition, and maybe they are slowing down my service indirectly? Or is there something going on in the background that I am unaware of? This can happen every 5 mins for 30 seconds, or it can go 12 hours and not happen. But when it does the systems is very slow to respond, but the CPU/RAM/Error Logs in the Management Console shows nothing going wrong. What am I missing here? DoS/DDoS maybe? Or this doesn't quite fit the description of the problem? ANY suggestions or help is greatly greatly appreciated!
  17. I have a textbox say that has to following information in it. John Sally Rob Henry Joe And i want to completely delete and remove the top line and leave the rest of the information in the textbox such as Sally Rob Henry Joe How would i do so. It's late at nite, and my brain is having a hard time figuring this one out >.<
  18. Here is my idea lol... If it is a school of sharks, they are in a group, swimming around the island as one single unit? You would get in the water when they are on the opposite side of the island, and swim in the same direction as the sharks at the same speed, you will never catch them and they will never catch you. Then wait until the fire is burnt out. And if this matters, make a boat out of unburnt wood, then do the steps above. Close?
  19. well it was when i was creating accounts, seems to be a setting that forces complex passwords, since when i use a password such as joe123, i get that error, or a password of joe, i get an error. But when i use the password Joe123 or Black88 (something with a cap letter and number combination in the password) it works.
  20. Here is a screenshot of what i have so far. I installed DNS, the prefered DNS for this server is itself (, i also installed ADDS. When i atempt to add lets say Bob Joe, the password always returns the error as shown in the image below, when i click finished.
  21. Sorry for the late response. I installed FireFox on the machine to bypass some possible IE restrictions and security features which once installed i could browse online. IE still would not browse online which is fine. Also, the updates would never work but i was able to do a few offline updates which works fine.
  22. normally on home machines doing this can be a very good fast option to determine what is slowing it down, just in general. 1. Click start > run > type msconfig 2. Click Services tab > check Hide All Microsoft > and using general common sense uncheck what you would not use ex. adobe everytime you boot 3. Click Startup tab > and basically uncheck everything that you do not use when you startup with the exception of anything related to hardware such as nVidia drivers or a printer software / driver as this may cause them to completely not work. Also this may be a useful tool as well, and can be solved by the listed method above but.. Go to task manager and view the performance tab as followed You can see it is using more ram than it has, using 1.5gb of the 1gb of ram listed (Commit Charge / Total : Ram being used , Physical Memory / Total : Ram the machine has). If you use more ram than your computer has then you are going to drag it to a grinding halt. Try doing the method listed above, and possibly upgrading to more ram. Hope this is a quickie to help determine what is going on!
  23. So i loaded a older computer at home (4-6 years old) with Server 2k8 to test some new software we are using at work, and after the installation i did not have the NIC driver which was i believe a Linksys LNE TX100 pci nic. So i found the driver on the website, couldnt find one for Server 2k8 or Win7 so i used i believe Vista, and the driver installed properly and seemed to work fine. I could connect to my lan at home find, ping all the computers connected to my router, but could not access anything else online such as Windows Updates, or ever browse to Google. It would just sit there, never time out, just never connect either. So i was wondering, i have the IP to auto assign, and the default gateway is set to my router. What else am i missing? Is this something crazy going on possibly with the nic and the driver i found online? Should i try and get a new cheap nic and install it or this software issues? It has been acting very strange..
  24. yep, if by chance it is running fat32 just run convert.exe, convert the file system. ntfs has permissions that allow access but not read/write.
  25. elaborate a tad bit more about what you wanna do. i currently have several vb forums running 3.8.0 so we are in the same boat if your talking about aftershockforums.com

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