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Windows 7 + Enhanced Client App (Multi Server) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I've setup an enhanced client app for multiple servers within IAG but when accessed from Windows 7 it complains that the user must be logged on with local admin priveleges. The problem occurs because IAG wants to modify the hosts file on the local machine.

    Is there a workaround for this please?
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 3:33 PM

Answers

  • Hi All. There are two ways to use client/server applications, the port forwarding and the socket forwarding. If you need to give acccess to multiple servers and you are using port forwarding is mandatory to write the hosts file. Otherwise there is no name resolution to reach the internal servers. Hosts file is protected by ACLs not only in Windows 7 (the same in XP, Vista...). The solution is to use the socket forwarder component. This component requires admin privileges to install but once is installed it can be used without special privileges. To use socket forwarder, edit the appliaction and go to the Client Settings tab. Check the box "Basic". This way instructs IAG to use socket forwarder in Basic mode (the most usual). Take into account that Windows 7 is not ready for IAG. There is a workaround published in this forum

    Regards

    // Raúl

    I love this game 
    • Marked as answer by Erez Benari Thursday, June 11, 2009 11:25 PM
    Thursday, June 11, 2009 10:04 AM

All replies

  • Hi oellph,

    You should read this article : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd278157.aspx
    Simple Relay need to change host files, etc...

    Try with Extended parameters in client Settings, but I'm not sure it works.

    See you later,
    Alex
    GIRAUD Alexandre - MVP Forefront France - http://www.alexgiraud.net/blog
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 7:43 PM
  • Re,

    In fact after some tests, you can use create a new application with "Host optional".
    In this case, if the host could be write the application is launched. Else, the ports still open and the user can connect manually.

    From the official IAG guide :
    For each of those application-types, you can select between the following
    options, depending on the requirements of the application you are
    configuring:
    • hosts required: running the application requires the Java applet to
    make changes to the hosts file on the endpoint computer. If changes
    cannot be made to the file, for example due to insufficient user
    privileges, the application is not launched, and the relay that was
    opened for the application is closed.
    • hosts optional: when the application attempts to launch, the Java
    applet attempts to make changes to the hosts file on the endpoint
    computer. If changes cannot be made to the file, the application is not
    launched. However, the relay that was opened for the application is
    left open. Users are presented with a message showing the open
    relay, so that they can manually run the application.
    • hosts disabled: the Java applet does not have to make changes to
    the hosts file in order to run the application.

    Have a nice day,
    Alex


    GIRAUD Alexandre - MVP Forefront France - http://www.alexgiraud.net/blog
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 7:56 PM
  • Hi All. There are two ways to use client/server applications, the port forwarding and the socket forwarding. If you need to give acccess to multiple servers and you are using port forwarding is mandatory to write the hosts file. Otherwise there is no name resolution to reach the internal servers. Hosts file is protected by ACLs not only in Windows 7 (the same in XP, Vista...). The solution is to use the socket forwarder component. This component requires admin privileges to install but once is installed it can be used without special privileges. To use socket forwarder, edit the appliaction and go to the Client Settings tab. Check the box "Basic". This way instructs IAG to use socket forwarder in Basic mode (the most usual). Take into account that Windows 7 is not ready for IAG. There is a workaround published in this forum

    Regards

    // Raúl

    I love this game 
    • Marked as answer by Erez Benari Thursday, June 11, 2009 11:25 PM
    Thursday, June 11, 2009 10:04 AM