On Fri, 26 Oct 2007 10:40:00 -0700, Brian Z <BrianZ@xxxxxx>
>"Chuck [MVP]" wrote:
>> On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 12:56:02 -0700, Brian Z <Brian Z@xxxxxx>
>> >I have an application, and it works fine on XP. So I installed it on Vista,
>> >and the program runs fine, but when it connects to the server, it says "can
>> >not locate server". I verified all the settings are correct. You can choose
>> >"Run as" other OS, but that does nothing for you as far as the network is
>> >Is there anyway to emulate XP's networking on Vista? How could the program
>> >work, but not the networking. I tried removing IPV6, and just using IPV4. I
>> >also tried the obvious, removing the firewall.
>> >I suspect this has something to do with RPC, or some security protocol. It
>> >would be REALLY helpful if someone can guide me with this. The app is for a
>> >Toshiba CS Phone server software, and our vendor is playing hardball with us
>> >to get the Vista updates.
>> So did you get the Vista updates? Vista networking is pretty similar to XP
>> networking, but there are some known differences.
>> The differences that affect any third party application are probably best
>> identified by the vendor of the application. You can maybe emulate Windows XP,
>> but the vendor needs to tell you what his application expects to see.
>I don't really understand. it is not the application, the application runs
>fine. There must be something different in the RDP or transport. My vendor is
>unwilling to help me (Toshiba), and I sit waiting until the letter we wrote
>the managment of Toshiba. Apparantly, the District Manager doesnt give out
>his phone number. Nice customer service!
>Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions. Is TCP/IP 4 crazy different in Vista
>then XP? I am really stuck between a rock and a hard place. Being that the
>APP "sees" the server, but just does not allow connection leaves me to
>believe there is something in network security I need to turn off.
>Thanks in advance.
Look at the number of complaints about networking Windows Vista computers, and
look at the number of copies of Vista overall. It's a pretty small ratio. Most
folks who bought Vista are busy using it, not complaining about it.
So, diagnose the problem. IPV4, and SMBs over IP, shouldn't be too different.
Try regular file sharing, and see if it works. Then look at known differences.
Look at logs from "browstat status", "ipconfig /all", "net config server", and
"net config workstation", from each computer, and diagnose the problem. Read
this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions precisely (download
browstat!) (note how to use a command window in Vista!):
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking] http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
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