How can I install connector on Windows Server 2003? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know Windows Server 2003 is not one of the supported operating systems, but I still like to install my WHS 2011 connector on that and backup my server on WHS 2011.

    I know I saw a post a while back that had instructions for some changes I could make in registry or something else to be able to install the connector on Win 2003. But I can not find that post anymore.

    Does anybody know how I can do that?

    Thanks in advance,



    • Edited by Bahmanj Monday, October 10, 2011 5:04 PM
    Monday, October 10, 2011 4:48 PM

All replies

  • There is, as far as I know, no way to force the V2 connector to install on a server OS. There was a way to force the issue for Windows Home Server V1, but (as you note) it was in no way supported or recommended.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, October 10, 2011 6:11 PM
  • Thanks Ken for reply.

    From what I remmeber, WHS V1 connector actually had no problem installing on Server OSes even though it was not supported. But WHS 2011 does not even gets installed. I am sure I saw a post that showed how it could be installed...I was hoping somebody else has seen that post too or knows how it can be done..



    Monday, October 10, 2011 8:23 PM
  • One possible alternative is to use CrashPlan to back up your Windows Server 2003 system to your WHS 2011 system. According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crashplan it supports Windows Server 2003 and 2008, so it might work.
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 5:17 PM
  • Hi, Bahmanj

    Only following kinds of clients are supported by connector.

    Windows 7 operating system (all editions)

    Windows Vista operating system with Service Pack 2 (SP2) (including all 32-bit and 64-bit editions)

    Windows XP operating system with Service Pack 3 (SP3) (including Tablet PC and Media Center editions)


    Best Regards,


    Friday, October 14, 2011 9:43 AM