Windows Home Server Connector for Windows 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I've got a Windows Home Server bought in 2009, with connectors on a CD, and the connectors support Windows XP, and Windows 7.

    But now I've got a laptop running Windows 10, so I need a connector that supports Windows 10. Where do I find that?

    I do want to continue using my WHS

    Friday, November 6, 2015 6:08 PM

All replies

  • I'm assuming a couple of things here.  You bought the laptop with Windows 10 already pre-installed and it wasn't upgraded from an existing Windows installation.  You also didn't have the WHS console installed on it either.  Did you try the CD install?

    My experience with Windows 10 and the WHS console was when my local machine was upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 Pro.  The upgrade wizard also pulled the WHS Console application with it.   It was that simple.  So I don't have any reason to believe why the original CD's wouldn't work this way too.

    Thursday, November 12, 2015 7:24 PM
  • Thanks for you answer

    I bought the laptop with Windows 8, but upgraded to 10 without installing anything else in before hand

    It works well with the connector after using the old installation CD. Except for one thing. SCALEO wake up.

    When using that it says "An instance of SCALEO wake up application is already running" But the server is not. So I have to manually go and start the server.

    How can I fix this?

    Sunday, November 15, 2015 10:50 AM
  • For Windows Home Server v.1 the basic connector installed from the Software share still works well under Windows 10, although it is not supported (WHS v.1 is no longer under any kind of regulare support, which includes the security patches). So be happy the connector still does its job by running backups. But this does not mean, that each component from 3rd party vendors does also work flawlessly or at all - and unfortunately you will see no fixes for those, that for sure.

    Best greetings from Germany

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 3:06 PM
  • Thank you for the answer. I just have to walk a few steps and turn the server on manually. No problem. Has worked for other appliances in many years.
    Thursday, November 19, 2015 7:42 PM
  • Hi Errold,

    you could try out LightsOut.

    Great software made by another MVP, which I use since several years.

    Best greetings from Germany

    Friday, November 20, 2015 11:08 AM
  • Try http://servername/Connect. I have the connector installed but I can't seem to get a backup to run. Windows 8.1 took forever to get a good backup and it only completed once or twice.
    Friday, November 20, 2015 4:45 PM
  • Sounds good Olaf.

    I tried to download it, but when installing it stopped and said that I needed Windows Home Server. I have it, but obiously the installation program could not find it. And I did not find a User Guide.

    Greetings from Sweden

    Sunday, November 29, 2015 3:12 PM
  • Maybe you face issues with name resolution in your network?

    The hints in the FAQ How to Troubleshoot Network Connection Problems with Windows Home Server are mostly still valid.

    Best greetings from Germany

    Thursday, December 3, 2015 3:38 PM