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Cannot connect to Windows Home Server via WHS Console RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello.

    I have found that this morning, I cannot connect to my WHS Console from either of my computers.

    I've tried rebooting the home server several times.

    Last night, Windows Update installed Power Pack 3, however the EULA on the Connector installer said "Power Pack 1". Should I try reinstalling the connector?

    Thanks.

     

    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 2:25 PM

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  • I believe the EULA has not been updated specifically for Powerpack 3.

    Can you ping the server by name or IP? If not, you may need to just try a reboot.

    Otherwise, you may need to do a server recovery.

    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 9:39 PM
  • I CAN ping the server by both name and IP, and I can even log into it via Remote Desktop.

    However, the Windows Home Server Console is refusing to connect to it.

    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 11:32 PM
  • Please check the version number of the file C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\WHSConsoleClient.exe. If it's not 6.0.2423.0 try reinstalling the connector from http://yourservername:55000

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 12:14 AM
    Moderator
  • I found that only PP2 was installed, so I upgraded to PP3.

    However, now, when I go to http://omega:55000/ (OMEGA being my server name) and download the connector installer, it can't locate my home server, and when I manually type in the name, it says "The operation can not be completed at this time."

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 1:29 AM
  • I found that only PP2 was installed, so I upgraded to PP3.

    However, now, when I go to http://omega:55000/ (OMEGA being my server name) and download the connector installer, it can't locate my home server, and when I manually type in the name, it says "The operation can not be completed at this time."

    Sounds like DNS or firewall issue.

    Please try:

    1. disconnect your LAN from the internet (physically), then try again.

    2. If this works please check if NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled for the network adapter you are using to connect to your server. If not please enable, the try again, now with network connected to the internet again. Also check if primary DNS server refers to your router and / or modem (and not only to external servers)

    3. If 2. doesn't fix it please try entering a line mapping your server's IP to its hostname in the hosts file (C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ or %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\)

    More troubleshooting tips overhere.

     

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 6:11 AM
    Moderator
  • None of those have worked.
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 1:16 AM