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  • Question

  • Hi all,

    I have just recovered from having to rebuild my server after losing the MFT on one of my hard drives (non recoverable nor removable from the pool). I'm now trying to get the homeserver.com subdomain part working again. Unfortunately I can't remember what my Windows Live username is. I have an e-mail in my Outlook mailbox which seems to indicate what it should be, but Windows Live doesn't recognise it as existing. I have re-registered, however when I enter it into the WHS server box it accepts the user/password, but says the subdomain is already taken. Obviously it is already taken by me. When I visit the domain it actually still points to my server box. Is there any way that I can find out what username the subdomain was registered under? I'd prefer not to have to register another one if I don't have to.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Shane
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 8:23 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You need to use the live ID that you registered with to retrieve the domain name you previously registered.  You would have to contact Live Services to find out what your live ID was. 

    from:
    http://windowslivehelp.com/community/p/30431/322709.aspx#322709

    "This can be best addressed by Windows Live Technical Support Team. Here are the steps to contact them:

    1. Go to http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=liveidv1&market=en-us
    2 Select one of the help topics displayed on the left panel.
    3. Click Get more help at the lower-right corner of the window then click Get support.
    4. Complete the e-form and then click Submit
    "

    Thanks,
    Al


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    • Proposed as answer by Al West Wednesday, February 17, 2010 11:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jonas Svensson -FST- Friday, March 12, 2010 8:26 PM
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 11:13 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    You need to use the live ID that you registered with to retrieve the domain name you previously registered.  You would have to contact Live Services to find out what your live ID was. 

    from:
    http://windowslivehelp.com/community/p/30431/322709.aspx#322709

    "This can be best addressed by Windows Live Technical Support Team. Here are the steps to contact them:

    1. Go to http://help.live.com/help.aspx?project=liveidv1&market=en-us
    2 Select one of the help topics displayed on the left panel.
    3. Click Get more help at the lower-right corner of the window then click Get support.
    4. Complete the e-form and then click Submit
    "

    Thanks,
    Al


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    • Proposed as answer by Al West Wednesday, February 17, 2010 11:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by Jonas Svensson -FST- Friday, March 12, 2010 8:26 PM
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 11:13 AM
  • Hi Al,

    Thanks very much for that. I've contacted Live Services now. I now just need to get past the automated response service. Fingers crossed they will be able to give me the answer I'm after. I'm guessing the WHS domain service is not something they deal with every day.

    Regards,

    Shane
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:50 AM