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DropBox won't launch

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by ORM, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. ORM

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    Hi folks

    Can't get dropbox working on a win 2008 R2 VPS. Installation process goes fine but dropbox simply does not launch after it. Tried asking G but can't find any troubleshooting tips for win os. Any ideas?
     
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    why dont you just use another site like copyDOTcom you can upload i think upto 5gb for free
     
  4. ORM

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    Tried installing dropbox using their offline installer but install process auto fails. Not sure whats blocking it. I have no AVs, my firewall rules are ok.

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    Because I need dropbox for live sync.
     
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    Do you have the .net framework installed?
     
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    Yes, NET Framework 4.5.1
     
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    I figured you probably had, just threw it out there in case. It's something I've overlooked in the past. I have a spare server that I can test on atm, it has Win2008 R2 on it. I'm going to try and install it there real quick, and I'll report back if it gives me any trouble.
     
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    Yeah, I had some software errors because of missing net framework as well. Dropbox worked fine on my previous Win2008 R2 server, so I dont know whats wrong with current one. My VPS provider has no clue of whats wrong with current configuration and advised to look for the answer on G. (time to get a new server I guess).

     
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    Well, I don't know how much it helps you specifically, but it's not the OS. I just installed it on a server I have with Windows 2008 R2 on it and it opened right up after the install automatically actually. I closed it out and reopened it without any problems as well. You say you're on a VPS, I know this sounds silly, but what are the specs? It's probably a stupid thing to ask, but after you click to open it, are you waiting long enough for it to open? If your VPS is only like a single processor @ 2.0 GHz and 512 or even 1 GB of RAM it might take 15 or 20 seconds or longer to open maybe is the only reason I was asking. Hope it works out for ya though, it seems like an odd thing if it indeed installed all the way correctly. The only other thing I could think of is do you have Admin privileges?

    Edit: Just saw your post about you already having it run before on this OS.
     
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    Server configuration: 4 cpus, 4gb ram, ssd etc. It should not be a bottleneck for a dropbox. Yes, I've got admin privileges. This dropbox issue seems weird, indeed. Will try loading win 2012 r2 and/or getting a new server.
     
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    I had similar problems with Dropbox. Its because of new version 3.XX, 2.XX is working fine for me. You can download latest version 2.XX (this version is working for me) here . Btw i was trying to figure out where the problem is. It looks like its because of virtualization. On vps i have such problems with dropbox, on dedicated servers i dont have any problems.
     
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    Just switched to windows 2012 r2 on the same vps and dropbox launched stright away. Looks like it was either dropbox glitch or my win 2008 configuration, security policies etc.

     
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