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  • I just set up home server 2011 and the connector on two client computers. So far, everything has gone well but now I am getting this alert on my laptop that I can't seem to resolve.

     

    The following important Windows services are not running:

    Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

     

    The alert advises to open the services console and start the service but when I do that it says that the service started and then stopped. Any ideas?

    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 1:20 AM

Answers

  • On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:54:14 +0000, Kahmeal wrote:

    On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 01:20:24 +0000, vypergts wrote:

    The following important Windows services are not running:

    Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

    ?

    The alert advises to open the services console and start the service but when I do that it says that the service started and then stopped. Any ideas?

    This is not really a WHS 2011 problem. You should repost this question in a
    forum that is specific for the OS running on your laptop.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    People who deal with bits should expect to get bitten.? -- Jon Bentley

    It is in fact a WHS 2011 problem as I've had this same issue yet the services are all running fine, despite being reported as not running by the dashboard alert.

    Maybe in your particular case it is/was a Dashboard issue but if you'd take
    the time to actually read the first post in this thread you'll notice that
    the OP states:

    ===============
    The following important Windows services are not running:

    Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

    The alert advises to open the services console and start the service but
    when I do that it says that the service started and then stopped. Any
    ideas?
    ===============

    So, in this case there is a problem with the Internet Connection Sharing
    service on the client computer (it starts and then stops) which is not a
    WHS 2011 issue. In this case, WHS 2011 is doing what it is supposed to do,
    which is to notify the user that there is an apparent problem with a
    service on a client computer. Debugging service issues on client computers
    is not the function of this forum.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Hackers have kernel knowledge.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:10 PM
  • By default, the ICS service will be disabled and will not even attempt to start. That you're seeing this error suggests that you've changed this somehow, possibly by configuring your laptop to share it's internet connection (which makes it a poor man's router), or by installing some piece of software that did so without your knowledge.

    In any case, I don't see where this is a problem with Windows Home Server; as Paul says it did what it's supposed to do by alerting you. Now you will need to figure out how to resolve the issue.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 3:26 PM

All replies

  • On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 01:20:24 +0000, vypergts wrote:

    The following important Windows services are not running:

    Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

    ?

    The alert advises to open the services console and start the service but when I do that it says that the service started and then stopped. Any ideas?

    This is not really a WHS 2011 problem. You should repost this question in a
    forum that is specific for the OS running on your laptop.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    People who deal with bits should expect to get bitten.  -- Jon Bentley

    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 7:12 AM
  • On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 01:20:24 +0000, vypergts wrote:

    The following important Windows services are not running:

    Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

    ?

    The alert advises to open the services console and start the service but when I do that it says that the service started and then stopped. Any ideas?

    This is not really a WHS 2011 problem. You should repost this question in a
    forum that is specific for the OS running on your laptop.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    People who deal with bits should expect to get bitten.  -- Jon Bentley

    It is in fact a WHS 2011 problem as I've had this same issue yet the services are all running fine, despite being reported as not running by the dashboard alert.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 1:54 PM
  • On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:54:14 +0000, Kahmeal wrote:

    On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 01:20:24 +0000, vypergts wrote:

    The following important Windows services are not running:

    Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

    ?

    The alert advises to open the services console and start the service but when I do that it says that the service started and then stopped. Any ideas?

    This is not really a WHS 2011 problem. You should repost this question in a
    forum that is specific for the OS running on your laptop.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    People who deal with bits should expect to get bitten.? -- Jon Bentley

    It is in fact a WHS 2011 problem as I've had this same issue yet the services are all running fine, despite being reported as not running by the dashboard alert.

    Maybe in your particular case it is/was a Dashboard issue but if you'd take
    the time to actually read the first post in this thread you'll notice that
    the OP states:

    ===============
    The following important Windows services are not running:

    Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

    The alert advises to open the services console and start the service but
    when I do that it says that the service started and then stopped. Any
    ideas?
    ===============

    So, in this case there is a problem with the Internet Connection Sharing
    service on the client computer (it starts and then stops) which is not a
    WHS 2011 issue. In this case, WHS 2011 is doing what it is supposed to do,
    which is to notify the user that there is an apparent problem with a
    service on a client computer. Debugging service issues on client computers
    is not the function of this forum.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Hackers have kernel knowledge.

    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:10 PM
  • By default, the ICS service will be disabled and will not even attempt to start. That you're seeing this error suggests that you've changed this somehow, possibly by configuring your laptop to share it's internet connection (which makes it a poor man's router), or by installing some piece of software that did so without your knowledge.

    In any case, I don't see where this is a problem with Windows Home Server; as Paul says it did what it's supposed to do by alerting you. Now you will need to figure out how to resolve the issue.


    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, June 21, 2011 3:26 PM
  • On example of client software that causes this error is the Teamviewer v6.0 VPN.  If the TeamViewer v6.0 VPN is installed on the client and the ICS service is not disabled, this error can occur.  It may be necessary to uninstall & reinstall the VPN after the ICS service is disabled to clear the error.

    -wellread1
    Tuesday, August 9, 2011 3:52 PM
  • This makes sense. I had a cisco vpn client installed. I've uninstalled to see if that clears the alert.
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 11:45 AM