However, on the Win 7 laptop from time to time I will plug in one of the ext hard drives and it doesn't show up. I know how to find it and get a drive letter assigned but does anyone have any idea why this is happening.
I have two ext hard drives and it has happened to both of them.
I have three 2TB MyBook external USB devices, so I checked with Western Digital to see what this is all about. They said it is not essential, and that if my USB drives are working fine (they are), I can ignore it.
But a window keeps popping up to tell me that it needs to be installed.
How can I remove an item from the list of updates (without changing the settings I have now)?
Can this be done?
I have several Windows 7 machines, all able to remote desktop to each other no problems.
I added two Windows XP machines to the network, and could not remote desktop to them.
Went through all the troubleshooting, and realised they have Windows Firewall enabled on them. So I went in and ticked the box in the Exceptions. This still did not work.
I shortly discovered I could connect if I used their IP addresses, but not if I used their machine names.
I later discovered that if I turned off the firewall completely, the connection worked no issues.
The answer lies in the Exceptions entry for File and Print Sharing. You don't have to tick this box entirely if you do not want to, but there are two ports in there that need to be openfor Windows to locate the machine by its NetBios name: 137 and 139.
I realised this when I read the below KB article:
It shows that those ports are used by the local machines NetBios name service. So you will have to open up more than just port 3389 in the firewall if you want to connect by machine name.
Is there a way I can fix this? I have other database links on my desktop and they all work, except this one.
Just recently (in the last couple of weeks) any file I save to the desktop does not show up visibly until I hit F5 to refresh the screen. It is a bit annoying when I am researching something and saving a lot of pictures or PDFs and leave before I hit F5.
Is this possible it connects flawlessly the other person still needs to work on particular program so login screen is preventing this.
My desktop OS is Win 7 Pro with SP1.
All 3 computers are designated Workgroup.
I just noticed that on my computer if I open Network and Sharing Centre and click Homegroup in the left pane, and then click "Leave the Homegroup" I am told I cannot. How can I leave Homegroup?
All 3 computers can see the shared folders on the other 2, but my friend's laptop and desktop cannot open the shared folders on my desktop. The access denied etc. message comes up. How can I resolve this problem?
I installed MS Office 2003 Sp3 and everything there seems to work. Outlook even seems to work mostly except when I try to setup an Exchange Server (2003) mail account. I keep getting the message "There was an error locating one of the items needed to complete this operation.
It might have been deleted". This is what I get when I just put in the server name and username then click the "check name" box.
If I type in the full server & domain name and the full user name and click next or more settings options I get "The account you have added is not fully configured. It might notwork properly until re-configured correctly."
And I can only hit cancel from here, it won't let me proceed any further.
I have checked the event logs for any errors and warnings and found these:
Application Event Log - Warning
Security policies were propagated with warning. 0x534 : No mapping between account names and security IDs was done....