WHS 2011 Client Appears Offline When Online RRS feed

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  • One of my 2 laptops always appears offline in WHS. No backups are being made. The problem I am having is exactly like the original poster in this thread:


    I have tried all of the recommendations in that thread and still haven't found a solution. That thread has been locked with no solution posted. My client is running Win 7 X86, and also is running IIS 7 (I use it for a development machine for ASP .Net web projects). I have been trying to resolve this for a month with no luck! Thanks for your help!


    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 3:04 PM

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  • I found in the Event Viewer that this message is showing up a lot:


    Faulting application name: SMSvcHost.exe, version: 4.0.30319.1, time stamp: 0x4ba1f4ec

    Faulting module name: CESpy.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x4d389c2b

    Exception code: 0xc0000005

    Fault offset: 0x00006b49

    Faulting process id: 0x1944

    Faulting application start time: 0x01cc459137bb4f9c

    Faulting application path: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\SMSvcHost.exe

    Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\CESpy.dll

    Report Id: 76a02098-b184-11e0-b5db-00163666a45e

    Could this be causing my problem? Thanks for any insight!

    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 10:32 PM
  • I found the program that contains "CESpy.dll" listed above and am going to remove it. I'll post back with an update!


    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 10:52 PM
  • I certainly don't have that file on my system! An Internet search revealed this:

    "cespy dll is a rogue anti-spyware program. This program is advertised through misleading and deceptive web sites that pretend to be malware scanners that find infections on your computer. They do this to scare you into thinking your infected, even though a web site can't possibly know this, in the hopes that you will download and install the cespy dll program. If you decide to install it, the program will scan your computer and come back with a list of security risks found on your computer that you cannot remove unless you first purchase a license of the software. It is important to remember that these people are preying on your fear and for the most part you do not have the infection they say you do."

    This is from:



    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 11:06 PM
  • Thanks, Philip! I found the program that uses that dll (Covenant Eyes, an online filtering program), which I am going to uninstall. I'll post back if it solved my original problem or not.



    Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:16 AM
  • I uninstalled Covenant Eyes and it works perfectly now! Thanks for your help!
    Friday, August 5, 2011 4:35 PM
  • Go to the disk management program on the server. To find it type in disk management in the search window and click on the result.  Then go to the disk that is offline and right click.  Check the online command and I believe your issue will be resolved.

    Night Owl

    Monday, April 30, 2012 2:49 AM
  • You may want to rename the laptop that appears offline and uninstall the connector software and reboot the laptop before renaming it.

    Night Owl

    Monday, May 7, 2012 6:30 PM