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Windows Home Server Connector Setup - Configuring Computer Backup failing RRS feed

  • Question

  • Irecently did a full reinstall of WHS, updated to all the latest updates. I also got a new laptop (Windows 7 Ultimate x64) and went to install the Windows Connector Software. it goes through and finds the server. I can connect via \\server (except I named mine different) to view and manage all files, I can even open the console, but it won't configure my PC for backup.

    Any ideas or suggestions?

     

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:57 AM

Answers

  • O M F G ! ! !

    You HAVE to be kidding me.

    The connector software in the C:\WHS folder is newer than the software on the shared folder that I was installing from. I just ran the software from the C:\whs folder (well copied it to the shared folder) and it installed without a hitch. Gah! Good thing because I was ready to get my sledge hammer out and make a silicon sandwich.

    • Marked as answer by MarkBx Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:14 AM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:13 AM

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  • Can you succesfully connect other clients and are backups running normally? If yes, Did you try installing the Connector software from http://yourservername:55000? If not please try this first. If this doesn't help you may try disabling third party antivirus, firewall and other security software. (do NOT disable Windows Firewall).


    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:12 AM
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  • Thanks. I did already try the http://server:55000 and installed from there, I disabled my MSE real-time protection, I even disabled firewall, and still the same error. I haven't hooked up my other machines yet because they're down now as well. Been moving everything to a new office area. I'll try to connect another PC later. Maybe my netbook, but don't really want that backed up, but it's at least up and running and I can give it a shot.

    I even made sure the computer backup service was running on my WHS.

    edit: I just tried it on my netbook and ended with the same error.

    I am really pulling out whatever hair I have left right now trying to get this to work. It should just... work. It did before, without issue. It was so fast and easy to setup.

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 8:00 PM
  • Ok, this is driving me nuts. I have swapped cables, installed a new NIC, disconnected all connections to my router except my WHS and client PC through network cable (no wireless). The connector troubleshooter is useless because it says it can't ping by name, but I can do it manually, it says no name resolution but I can connect to my site just fine. Something is seriously fubar. I would think it would be a 64-bit issue, but 32-bit Win 7 on my netbook exhibits the same issue. I have even tried a couple tricks I found on the web, including removing the client registry entry for windows customer experience whatever, changing my date and time, nothing has worked.

    I'm about ready to do a new install and see if it corrects the situation. Now would probably be a good time to switch to Vail maybe. That being the case, is it possible to import data from the RC once final RTM code is released?
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:07 PM
  • Please try rebooting your server, then logon to server desktop (remote desktop), open WHS console, settings menu, backup, then choose Repair. When Repair has finished reboot server and try again. Please note Repair may result in loss of some or alle client backups (if you stll have any on the system)
    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 11:29 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks. This is a NEW install, there are no backups. I did what you suggested and to no avail. I've tried all the suggestions here as well:

    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en/whssoftware/thread/c7ec4352-d3ab-4dea-8d48-bbeedc32389c

    And many others found across the web. Nothing is working. I'm tempted to just install Vail. It's at RC right now, so RTM is right around the corner though, would rather just wait for RTM so I don't have to do another fresh reinstall.

    I did have it up and running for about two years without issue. Then I had a failed drive, and phantom storage being absorbed, so after I RMA'd the hard drive, I did a fresh install, and haven't been able to get it to work at all.

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 12:02 AM
  • O M F G ! ! !

    You HAVE to be kidding me.

    The connector software in the C:\WHS folder is newer than the software on the shared folder that I was installing from. I just ran the software from the C:\whs folder (well copied it to the shared folder) and it installed without a hitch. Gah! Good thing because I was ready to get my sledge hammer out and make a silicon sandwich.

    • Marked as answer by MarkBx Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:14 AM
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:13 AM
  • O M F G ! ! !

    You HAVE to be kidding me.

    The connector software in the C:\WHS folder is newer than the software on the shared folder that I was installing from. I just ran the software from the C:\whs folder (well copied it to the shared folder) and it installed without a hitch. Gah! Good thing because I was ready to get my sledge hammer out and make a silicon sandwich.


    Duh! Seen that already a few times since last Windows Updates. Silly I didn't think of that one, however glad you solved it!
    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Thursday, February 24, 2011 7:12 AM
    Moderator