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Windows 7: Windows Server 2008 R2. Looks like windows 95?

21 Jun 2011   #11

Windows 10 Pro x64

Well yes, it would have to be for at least Vista/Win7, but preferably for Win7 (especially in an OS like Server 2008 R2, which is less forgiving of something it's not really designed for.

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22 Jun 2011   #12

Windows 7 home

yes i know, the wireless card is temporary while i set the server up and explore with features etc. once setup and working, i will install it and it will be connected via ethernet.

by the looks of things, windows server 2008 supplies some kind of default ethernet and wireless drivers that worked for me, all i needed to do was enable the Wireless Networking function in "Add Features".

Now i need to learn to use it

Any idea how i can set up the server to allow remote data storage? so i can upload and download files to the sever remotely from anywhere? Like map network drive?

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22 Jun 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Configure the "File Server" role. You should get the Managing Roles screen each time you log in (by default) poke around in there and you can configure your server to do what you need it to. Once you click on the role you want its just a walk through of steps for setting it up, like anything Windows ~mostly~.
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22 Jun 2011   #14

Windows 7 home

Ive sucessfully setup a VPN with teqmviewer which i guess is pretty easy, however i want to setup a VPN without the need of any third party software.

How hard is this? I found a tutorial for it but does this require extra configuration on the router side?

Also i found after setting it up with teamviewer the computer appeared in my "Network" with the computer name, click on it and it displays all shared folders l. This is exactly what i want, but would this feature work without teamviewer, if i were to use windows to configure my VPN?

One last question, Whats the diference between a VPN and a WAN?

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22 Jun 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Without third party software you need to configure the VPN on your router, how you would do it depends on the router, and VPN support is usually higher end routers, not the cheap home routers you can buy anywhere. You will still need software to connect to your VPN, but it will be software that either came with your router, or is downloaded from the router manufacturer's website (Cisco, SonicWall, etc.).
If you are on your local network then you should be able to see your computer listed in the network, and navigate to it to see the shared folders, this should be able to be accomplished without any additional software. If not something is wrong.
WAN is Wide Area Network, just means a network that spans a large geographical area, could be a city, state, whatever. Where a LAN would be like a campus or building, smaller area.
VPN is a Virtual Private Network, it is a connection made across "the cloud" (doesn't matter how you get there) but the end result is a connection to your Local Network.
Class dismissed.
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22 Jun 2011   #16

Windows 7 home

Ok thanks so i should just stay with teamviewer. I mean its all working fine. Why doesnt teamviewer require setting up the router?

Also what else can i do with a VPN apart from file sharing.

Cheers for the help mate
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22 Jun 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Well team viewer is more a remote control program than a remote access program. I've never used it personally so I'm not sure of everything you can do with it. We use a VPN to get to our local network, and then VNC or remote desktop once we are in to work on servers and computers remotely. Once you're connected to your VPN you can do anything that you would do if you were connected to the network locally including file sharing, printing, access email through outlook/exchange, remote desktop, etc.
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22 Jun 2011   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by onlinegamesnz View Post
Topic says it all

Installed windows server 2008 r2 and it looks nothing like windows 7. It has the classic start menu, and EVERYTHING else it grey and windows 95 looking?

Any idea on what could cause this??

Thanks in advance!!

2GHz pentium 3 cpu
Asus K8V-MX mainboard
Radeon 9400 graphics card
it's supposed to be a server os it just works. no glitter or anything
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22 Jun 2011   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Well, it is a server based operating system. Glitz and eye-candy isn't exactly a priority for a server based OS.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devux View Post
All well and good. But it is a server. You should really concentrate on providing all the CPU power to things that are connecting to it, not making it look shiny like Windows 7. Aero theme eats up some resources it does.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Markmental View Post
it's supposed to be a server os it just works. no glitter or anything
As we have already established.
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22 Jun 2011   #20

Windows 7 home

Yes but ive already provided a solution to fix this. Vista aero theme in adding features

Anyway, is there any way to setup file sharing remotely as a network drive, like they appear if you map a network drive, but remotely.

Im just looking for the easiest way, say im at a mates an i wanna grab a video or something, i dont want to have to download other software, just know my ip address, setup a new connection or something and boom! Your away!

Authentication aswell ofcourse.

Any ideas?

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 Windows Server 2008 R2. Looks like windows 95?

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