Active web Desktop - help thread

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Erik Carling

Guest
Looks like I posted twice to the wrong forum. Not my day.
I have exactly the same problem - neither http://localhost nor http://127.0.0.1 work - the response from the browser is Cannot find server or DNS Error

In my case I am using IIS. I have set default web page permissions in IIS, Internet Options, etc etc.

We must have the same thing wrong in our set-up.
 
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max

Guest
Ok Guys .... i can only help with IIS

Go to computer management Right click on Internet Information Services icon >> choose Restart IIS

Try http://localhost/yourdirectory/index.htm

then

Make a Directory in wwwroot named - test

Next Right click on "Default website" >> Properties >> Home Directory Tab >> set that to the path of the Directory called test in wwwroot

Click on the documents tab >> ensure index.htm and index.html is named in there .. and tick enable default document
 
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Erik Carling

Guest
Thank you max - I appreciate your help. All working now.
 
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Ego

Guest
hmm, i'm getting the same problem with the clock working but nothing else. What i have done tho is set the web server up on my dial up box (using 192.168.0.1 as the trusted site on my main machine, and point to that for the web page in web desktop)

I put the zip files in c:\apache\htdocs\active

and the windows ones in windows dir

path in index.htm is src="http://localhost/active/images/icons/mydocuments.bmp"

thats the right path, isn't it?

if so any ideas? if not what is?
 
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DrX

Guest
if your trying to access it from a different machine use the IP ------ 192.168.0.1

If the pictures etc arent working you must have the DIR path to them wrong in the index.htm file

So re-check the path again

Im not sure about apache but you may need to set a home DIR for it .. im only using IIS also so i dont know soz
 
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Ego

Guest
Originally posted by DrX
if your trying to access it from a different machine use the IP ------ 192.168.0.1


done that, thats ok coz clock is working

If the pictures etc arent working you must have the DIR path to them wrong in the index.htm file

So re-check the path again

yeah thats what i'm not sure about but they look ok, i'm a newb at html stuff tho

Im not sure about apache but you may need to set a home DIR for it .. im only using IIS also so i dont know soz

done

really bugging me now :mad:
 
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Ego

Guest
if i view the webpage on my dialup box which is hosting apache it works fine so paths are right, how come it doesn't work over LAN?

index shows with clock working but no icons, no xp news alltho adbanner does work. really weird.

i'm obviously missing something stupid here. any help?
 
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DrX

Guest
i havent ried it over my LAN either , i will let you know if it works


It should , its just like a normal webpage
 
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Ego

Guest
yeah, got it working. had to use the ip# in all links http://localhost wouldnt work had to use 192.168.0.1

only prob now is none of the javalinks work it says

"exec('outlook2002.vbs');
and that file is in the windows dir on my dialupbox but nothing happens when i click :( does the .vbs needto be stored locally on my main machine or do i have to alter command some how?

thanx for all your help so far
 

MdSalih

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quite sure that the .vbs have to be stored on the local machine... as they are the things which make the icons work... click an icon... and programme comes up... all done using the .vbs

MdSalih
 
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brat1

Guest
Okay I am really just interested in the Clock as it would be very usefull for me to have on my desktop where can I get it?

Thx in advance
 
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Erklaerbaer

Guest
I tried to export the icons from some programs, that have a 8-bit transparency, like MSIE, but when i save them with iconxp als bitmap, how it is written in the manual, the transparency is gone:
ie.JPG


cu
 
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Erklaerbaer

Guest
Originally posted by max
Erklaerbaer : are you using Icon extractor ? [/B]
no, I did it like it is written in the manual that comes with the active desktop
where can I download the icon extractor?

cu
 
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Jack31081

Guest
Why do I get this error?

I've got the Active Desktop up and running (w/ Apache running) and when I click on any of the links that start up a .vbs, I get an error that says: "command execution of mycomputer.vbs disallowed by user"

When I open up the page in IExplorer and click the same link, the My Computer window pops up just fine.

Any ideas as to what's going on?
 
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zman

Guest
Its your antivrus program stopping them...

.vbs are associated with email virus's ..... in Norton i choose "Authorize this script" and they run fine


Theres no virus' in them files , you need to use vbs to make it work :)
 
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Jack31081

Guest
Thanks Zman...more

Thanks Zman. I have one more question.

I downloaded PHPTriad 2.11 from PHPGeek. I obviously need Apache running for this whole thing to work, but is there any way I can get it to run in the system tray so that it's no longer in the taskbar??
 
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waddy

Guest
Hi Jack31081 the only way to achieve that is to install/run that program as a service


You can use this http://www.firedaemon.com to do it ....

I havent used PHPTriad 2.11 before so i cant offer anymore help than that .

Goodluck
 
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twist

Guest
just use flash

jsut use flash 5 in your active desktop using the undocumented FScommand exec.
easier, looks damn nice too, if your good :p
just look around flashkit.com there is porbably a billion articles about it there.
 

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