+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
Educational Software Thread, Removing Ranger client - no server in Technical; Hi, Im in a school that has a number of win95 machines that used to be used with a ranger ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Brum
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Removing Ranger client - no server

    Hi, Im in a school that has a number of win95 machines that used to be used with a ranger network ( which has long since gone).

    Is there anyway of removing the ranger client from the machines as at present they will not allow any access to the desktop unless the user logs on to a domain that no longer exists.
    Short of wiping the lot and reinstalling, which I dont really want to do as they are TINY machines and drivers could be an issue, im at a loss.

    Thanks.

  2. #2

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,615
    Thank Post
    747
    Thanked 1,707 Times in 1,520 Posts
    Rep Power
    437

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    Have a look in the run section of the registry or startup programs group?

    Ben

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Brum
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    cant get on to the machines to see the registry.
    They will not allow you to start in safemode or bypass domain authentication.
    Ive tried removing the network cards and they then complain that they cant find a ranger server and wont allow access.

  4. #4
    alan-d's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Sutton Coldfield
    Posts
    2,421
    Thank Post
    360
    Thanked 258 Times in 189 Posts
    Rep Power
    76

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    If you log in as 'rangerremove' then the password it will remove it all.

    Similarly to install Ranger log in as rangerinstall.

    Make sure you get it off all clients before removing it from the server.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Brum
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    hi, there is no server thats the problem,

  6. #6

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,615
    Thank Post
    747
    Thanked 1,707 Times in 1,520 Posts
    Rep Power
    437

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    Boot the things with a floppy disk or cd and then go looking in the directory structure for the ranger folder and delete it.

    Ben

  7. #7
    alan-d's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Sutton Coldfield
    Posts
    2,421
    Thank Post
    360
    Thanked 258 Times in 189 Posts
    Rep Power
    76

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    Quote Originally Posted by lill
    hi, there is no server thats the problem,
    ....................and that's what happens when you reply to threads in a rush

    In that case - the easiest way we found was to wipe them and reimage them.

    You could use a password cracker from a floppy and sit at every PC and hack the registry though

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Brum
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Boot the things with a floppy disk or cd and then go looking in the directory structure for the ranger folder and delete it.

    Ben
    tried that it wrecked the machine

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Brum
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    In that case - the easiest way we found was to wipe them and reimage them.

    >>>> would be but then its a case of finding the drivers they are TINY machines so its not that easy

    You could use a password cracker from a floppy and sit at every PC and hack the registry though

    would be a lot quicker than finding the drivers I would have thought.

    I can get on the machines in dos from a CD, from there im lost how do I get into the registry from there, does regedit work in dos?

  10. #10

    plexer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    13,615
    Thank Post
    747
    Thanked 1,707 Times in 1,520 Posts
    Rep Power
    437

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    Would you like someone to pop round and do it for you?

    Ben

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Brum
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    no thats ok, I just want to have a list of all the options Ive tried to get his doorstops on the network before I tell the client what I suggest he does with them.

  12. #12

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,314
    Thank Post
    901
    Thanked 1,798 Times in 1,549 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    466

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    Windows 95, they must be old machines can you not use this as an opportunity to replace these with new machines?

  13. #13
    Jon
    Jon is offline
    Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    327
    Thank Post
    32
    Thanked 52 Times in 42 Posts
    Rep Power
    23

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    [quote="lill"]>>>> would be but then its a case of finding the drivers they are TINY machines so its not that easy

    quote]

    It has been my experience with the old tinys that the hardware is on the whole intel and driver location is not so much of a problem.

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Brum
    Posts
    46
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    15

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Windows 95, they must be old machines can you not use this as an opportunity to replace these with new machines?
    Im a visiting tech so its not my call, last week I was greeted by a suggestion in the log book that we install Ubuntu on them...

    I told him he could put what ever he liked on them so long as he was happy installing and supporting them himself

  15. #15

    FN-GM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    16,314
    Thank Post
    901
    Thanked 1,798 Times in 1,549 Posts
    Blog Entries
    12
    Rep Power
    466

    Re: Removing Ranger client - no server

    I think he is right, if you want a modern OS on a old machine Linux is the way forward. If you put samba on the Linux client you can add them to the domain then without much hassle.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Removing Ranger
    By alan-d in forum Windows
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 7th September 2009, 03:09 PM
  2. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 31st December 2007, 09:16 PM
  3. 2 X Thiinclient Server and client
    By Kyle in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 24th April 2007, 01:32 AM
  4. Removing Profiles on a Server
    By wesleyw in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22nd August 2006, 11:01 PM
  5. Cannot Ping client from server
    By john in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12th April 2006, 02:54 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •