Windows 2008 Remote Access Issue

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Phil Angus, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Phil Angus

    Phil Angus Guest

    Windows SS 2008 R2 allows remote console access via Linux machines, but I
    can't get it to work.

    If I access the machine from a browser <ipaddressofmachine>/desktop I get a
    rdp type of connection. Microsoft state this can be acheived from Firefox
    for example, on Linux machines with java 1.4.2

    It works fine for me using Internet Explorer and XP workstations etc, but
    using Firefox I get:

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
    Phil Angus, Nov 30, 2009
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  2. The Web-based RDP ActiveX component needs to be installed under Firefox, but
    I am not sure if FireFox supports ActiveX. I don't use FireFox due to
    limitations such as this. If it supports it, you'll have to allow it.

    Any reason you are using Firefox and not IE?

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    Ace Fekay [MCT], Nov 30, 2009
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  3. Phil Angus

    Phil Angus Guest

    Thanks for your repliy(ies!)

    The reason for the multiple posts is that I had failures when posting, and
    nothing appeared. This is due to the fact it did not like the added text I
    was quoting from a Microsoft statement. Even after pasting in to a standard
    text file and then copying from there it failed (twice), then they appeared!

    Very frustrating!

    Anyway, in short, the article states that this feature can be used in a
    Linux environment using Firefox and even quotes the versions.

    I don't want to attempt to post it again in case it fails again, but suffice
    to say it is there in black and white. If you go to this blog
    http://blogs.technet.com/storageserver/default.aspx and then search for
    /desktop you will see a short statement.

    Thanks
     
    Phil Angus, Dec 2, 2009
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  4. Phil Angus

    Phil Angus Guest

    It happened again! Even when replying to this I get:

    Outlook Express could not post your message. Subject 'Windows 2008 Storage
    Server Remote Access Issue', Account: 'msnews.microsoft.com', Server:
    'msnews.microsoft.com', Protocol: NNTP, Server Response: '437 (648) Transfer
    Failed - Do Not Try Again -- The Article is too large', Port: 119,
    Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 437, Error Number: 0x800CCCA9

    Anyone know what this is?
     
    Phil Angus, Dec 2, 2009
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  5. Phil Angus

    Phil Angus Guest

    It happened agai. Anyone know what is causing this?

    Outlook Express could not post your message. Subject 'Windows 2008 Storage
    Server Remote Access Issue', Account: 'msnews.microsoft.com', Server:
    'msnews.microsoft.com', Protocol: NNTP, Server Response: '437 (648) Transfer
    Failed - Do Not Try Again -- The Article is too large', Port: 119,
    Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 437, Error Number: 0x800CCCA9
     
    Phil Angus, Dec 2, 2009
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  6. Article too large? Are you posting an attachment? I believe there's a 100k
    limit.

    Ace
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Dec 2, 2009
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  7. I read the statement. It indicates it needs ActiveX. Are you allowing
    ActiveX installations in FireFox? That's all it needs. If tbe option to
    install ActiveX (and other scripting components) is disabled in FF's
    options, it will not install when you connect using the browser.

    Ace
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Dec 2, 2009
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  8. Phil Angus

    Phil Angus Guest

    Thanks Ace, I will let you know...


     
    Phil Angus, Dec 2, 2009
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  9. Phil Angus

    Phil Angus Guest

    Hi Ace,

    I have had this back from my customer. (I have also pasted the main article
    below as I now seem to have resolved the issue I was having, highlighted in
    another thread)

    ***********************

    From Customer
    Firefox does not support Active-X controls.

    It is extremely unlikely that Firefox will ever support Active-X controls.

    You can download a third-party Mozilla Active-X Plug-in which is designed to
    support Active-X for custom, legacy and intranet solutions.

    This plug-in also supports Mozilla and Netscape."

    ***********************

    Article:

    "Remote Web Administration
    Administrators can remotely administer a server running Windows Storage
    Server 2008 from a client computer by using a browser. For computers running
    a Windows operating system and Internet Explorer 6 (or later), the Remote
    RDP Client ActiveX® control will be run. The ActiveX control offers the same
    functionality as the Remote Desktop Client, MSTSC.

    Windows Server Remote Administration Applet
    You can remotely administer Windows Storage Server 2008 from non-Microsoft
    computers by using the Windows Server Remote Administration Applet. This
    applet runs in a browser on the client computer, and it can be any of the
    following:

    · Firefox version 1.0.6 (or later)

    · Mozilla version 1.7.11 (or later)

    The Windows Server Remote Administration Applet is supported on clients
    running Java 2 Runtime Environment, version 1.4.2, on a computer running a
    Windows operating system and Internet Explorer 6 or later, or on Any of the
    following non-Microsoft operating systems:

    · Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 WS

    · Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 WS

    · SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9

    · SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

    You can establish a connection through the browser. Windows Server Remote
    Administration Applet does not support sound redirection, printer or port
    redirection, or automatically starting applications.

    To establish a browser-based connection to Windows Storage Server 2008

    1. Open the browser on the client computer.

    2. Type the network name or the network IP address of the storage server
    followed by /desktop (for example, http://myStorageServer/desktop).

    3. In Remote Administration Desktop, provide the appropriate credentials.

    Note

    Administrative credentials are not required to establish a browser-based
    connection, but are required to manage the storage server.

    ***********************
    ***********************
     
    Phil Angus, Dec 3, 2009
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  10. Resolved as in saying you installed the third party ActiveX add-in?

    Ace
     
    Ace Fekay [MCT], Dec 3, 2009
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