RWW Error on Vista and Windows 7 Clients

RWW Error on Vista and Windows 7 Clients

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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of  Justin Crosby and Wayne McIntyre]

You may get the following error on a Vista client when you use RWW to connect to another machine and enable the option to "Enable file and folders to be transferred between the remote computer and this computer":

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Please note that this option is disabled by default.  Enabling this option on Windows XP or Server 2003 will not generate this error.

Use one of the following methods to resolve this issue on your Vista client:

Method 1: Run Internet Explorer as an Administrator when using Remote Web Workplace

  1. Right-click Internet Explorer icon and choose "Run as Administrator"
  2. Open RWW from inside that instance of IE.  Do not use this instance of IE to access any other web sites.

Method 2: Disable UAC on the Vista or Windows 7 Client

We recommend that you DO NOT disable UAC to fix this error and instead use method 1.

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  • "Method 2: Disable UAC on the Vista Client

    We recommend that you DO NOT disable UAC to fix this error and instead use method 1."

    If you don't recommend it, they don't give it as an option :-)

  • The Official SBS Blog : RWW Error on Vista Clients: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/12/21/rww

  • The Official SBS Blog : RWW Error on Vista Clients: http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/12/21/rww

  • Both the options would result in running IE on the machine with the protected mode off...so what is the difference in the two options/resolutions suggested by you? Also using RWW with any of those options checked should not require us to reduce the security level in IE!!!! Any explanations for this behaviour??

  • I hope you can offer some insight...I am new to SBS.  From my own network (home office) I can access my server with RWW with no issue.  But, when I try to access from an office laptop, from my workplace, no luck.  I get "The page cannot be displayed" message.  Shouldn't I be able to access from anywhere?  Is this s license issue?

  • To run IE as administrator, the users have to be told the administrator password, yes?  How secure is that?  And what will stop them from browsing to other sites while logged in as administrator?

  • Thanks - appreciate getting all of the solution including the option of turning off UAC.  It is afterall our responsibility how to manage these features and mitigate the costs of security versus the ability to actually have stuff work.  I'd rather hear it from the official channel than feel less than trusted when I read it on some unofficial "secrets" type site.