I get error message “Error connecting to : ” when connecting to SourceAnywhere Standalone Server

There are four possible causes of this problem. Verify the following things:

  • Make sure the network connection between the SourceAnywhere Standalone Server and Client is OK.
  • Make sure the Server IP you are connecting to is correct. Please check if the IP address is listed in Server Manager ->ServerInfo ->General Settings ->Server IP.
  • If you have a firewall configured on the Server or Client, please make sure the firewall does not block the port you specified in Server Manager ->ServerInfo ->General Settings.
  • If SourceAnywhere Standalone Server is installed on a Windows XP SP2 or Windows Server 2003 SP1 machine, please check if the Windows Firewall is enabled on this server machine. If yes, it is likely the Windows Firewall is blocking connections from SourceAnywhere Standalone Client. In this case, please add a Windows Firewall exception for SourceAnywhere Standalone service.