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    Running Windows Vista Ultimate on a Dell XPS M1730 (single user)

    Installed July CTP MRDS

     

    at DSS Command Prompt tried    dsshost /p:50000

                                          error     could not start HTTP Listener

                                                      exception message Access is denied

    I even tried to un/reinstall

    set Windows Firewall to not block the services

    Is there any documentation that addresses this issue?

     

    I had no problem installing and running Visual Studio 2008 Professional

    What hoops do I have to jump through to get MRDS to install

     

    If I weren't so stubborn, I would probably just pass on this one.

     

    Thanks

    (grrrrrr) 

    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 1:37 AM

Answers

  • Unfortunately, your answer was way too vague to be helpful. In the hopes that my reinventing the wheel will help out someone else to not go through the aggravation that I did, here's how I was able to solve my particular problem.

     

    1.  Install Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 (CTP July) by right clicking and installing as Admin 

    2.  Follow instructions for changing Internet Explorer Security Settings from http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/securityfaq/

    3.  Choose Start, All Programs, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008, DSS Command Prompt

         It is critical that one right clicks it and runs it as Admin

    4.  In the DSS Command Prompt window, type "cd bin" (without quotes, of course)

    5.  Again, in the DSS Command Prompt window, type "httpreserve /port:50000 /user:<User Name>"

         If one's <User Name> includes spaces, type <User Name> within quotes.

    6.  Not sure if this step is necessary;but, type "httpreserve /port:50001 /user:<User Name>

         The results of the commands should state "Port 50000 reserved" and "Port 50001 reserved"

    7.  Choose Start, All Programs, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008, Run DSS Node

         When Internet Explorer opens http://localhost:50000/ it almost brings tears of joy to one's eyes

     

    This whole endeaver was a bit frustrating.

    I really appreciate the security built into Windows Vista; but, it really becomes critical that one is given the appropriate instructions so that the security does not get in the way of productivity.

    I learned that even though I am the only user on my system and I have Admin rights, this in no way means that I have true Admin privilages like I had in Windows XP.

     

    I was able to create an actual Admin account.

    I did not test this out, but would installing MRSD from the true Admin account get around these other issues?

     

    Now it's time to play

    Derek A Myers

     

     

    Saturday, September 20, 2008 6:22 AM

All replies

  • It's a Vista thing. You need to run httpreserve from an Admin account to give yourself access to a port if you are running DssHost from an account that is not an Admin. Just open a DSS Command Prompt and type httpreserve to get the built-in command-line help.

     

    Trevor

     

     

    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 4:36 PM
  • Unfortunately, your answer was way too vague to be helpful. In the hopes that my reinventing the wheel will help out someone else to not go through the aggravation that I did, here's how I was able to solve my particular problem.

     

    1.  Install Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008 (CTP July) by right clicking and installing as Admin 

    2.  Follow instructions for changing Internet Explorer Security Settings from http://channel9.msdn.com/wiki/securityfaq/

    3.  Choose Start, All Programs, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008, DSS Command Prompt

         It is critical that one right clicks it and runs it as Admin

    4.  In the DSS Command Prompt window, type "cd bin" (without quotes, of course)

    5.  Again, in the DSS Command Prompt window, type "httpreserve /port:50000 /user:<User Name>"

         If one's <User Name> includes spaces, type <User Name> within quotes.

    6.  Not sure if this step is necessary;but, type "httpreserve /port:50001 /user:<User Name>

         The results of the commands should state "Port 50000 reserved" and "Port 50001 reserved"

    7.  Choose Start, All Programs, Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 2008, Run DSS Node

         When Internet Explorer opens http://localhost:50000/ it almost brings tears of joy to one's eyes

     

    This whole endeaver was a bit frustrating.

    I really appreciate the security built into Windows Vista; but, it really becomes critical that one is given the appropriate instructions so that the security does not get in the way of productivity.

    I learned that even though I am the only user on my system and I have Admin rights, this in no way means that I have true Admin privilages like I had in Windows XP.

     

    I was able to create an actual Admin account.

    I did not test this out, but would installing MRSD from the true Admin account get around these other issues?

     

    Now it's time to play

    Derek A Myers

     

     

    Saturday, September 20, 2008 6:22 AM