WHS 2011 Connector not installing RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have had success installing the Connector on two computers:

    1. 4 year old HP laptop with Windows Vista

    2. Brand new Dell All-In-One with Windows 7 Home Premium

    Now my issue is that I am not having success installing the connector on the other two computers:

    1. 6 year old HP desktop with Windows XP Media Center Edition

    2. few month old MacBook Pro with OSX Lion

    On the Windows XP Media Center machine:

    a. it locates the server

    b. verify the prerequisites

    c. I log on to my WHS, it continues

    d. I go through a few more prompts and it get to the "Configuring Your Computer" screen. It says that it is "Connecting to the network". It gets about halfway up the progress bar and then jumps to the end, then it rolls back from 100% back to 0%. "The installation is cancelled" "The Windows Home Server 2011 Connector has encountered an unexpected error. Click Close to undo most of the changes..."

    I'm frustrated.

    The MacBook can see the server over the network (in this case which I can see through Safari at At this page it prompts me to "Download Software for Mac". So I download it, open the PKG and try to install it. The installer makes it about halfway through and won't continue.

    Friday, March 9, 2012 1:14 AM

All replies

  • What does the event log of the failing Windows client show in context with the failed installation?

    Did you install .NET Framework 4 and its updates already?

    Best greetings from Germany

    Friday, March 9, 2012 3:09 PM