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Windows 7 links to Windows XP, use Windows 7 as a server. But I can't connect them.

Client log says

"server regused client with our name". 
server:"unrecognised client name ******, check server config". 

What's wrong here

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Looks like you haven't added the client name to the server config.

From Synergy user guide:


On Windows run synergy by double clicking on the synergy file. This brings up a dialog. Configure the server:

  • Click the Share this computer's keyboard and mouse (server) radio button
  • Click the Screens & Links Configure... button
  • Click the + button to add the server to the Screens list
    • Enter the name of server (the computer's name is the recommended name)
    • Optionally enter other names the server is known by
    • Click OK
  • Use the + button to add your other computers
    • Using a computer's name as its screen name is recommended
    • Choose desired screen options on the Add Screen dialog
  • Use the controls under Links to link screens together
  • Click (once) on the server's name in the Screens list
    • Choose the screen to the left of the server; use --- if there is no screen to the left of the server
    • Choose the screens to the right, above and below the server
    • Repeat the above steps for all the other screens
    • Click OK to close the Screens & Links dialog
  • Use Options... to set desired options
  • If the server's screen name is not the server's computer name:
    • Click Advanced...
    • Enter the server's screen name next to Screen Name
    • Click OK
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now it works for me too! – xybrek Apr 22 '14 at 17:17
I had to add my other computer now it is recognized and connects! but nothing happens, I cant find a single way to make the mouse move on the other computer, why that is not easy? – Aquarius Power Jun 23 '14 at 22:05
On a Linux server, I had to restart the Synergy server for the changes to take effect. Then, everything worked. – caseyamcl Apr 9 '15 at 14:31
Mac server also requires a restart. – ohaleck Sep 7 '15 at 20:37

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