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  • I have been troubleshooting this issue for two weeks and need some advice.  I'm trying to setup my XXXXX.homeserver.com domain and get the error below every time.  Here is some info on my setup.  I have Home Server 2011 running as a VM in HyperV.  It is setup and running properly.  I have an Astaro gateway/firewall as my router so it doesn't support UPnP.  I have manually setup port forwarding for 80, 4125, & 443 to the HS2011. I'm currently using Home Server V1 and was using it for remote access without any issues.  With my ports forwarded into my new HS2011, I can reach the remote access page on 443 without issue but get the certificate warning because it won't complete the wizard.  To get to my home network at the moment I’m using the xxxx.homeserver.com name I have associated with my V1 server.  I have replaced my Astaro firewall/gateway with a Cisco device that supports UPnP and let the Home Server set it up in the wizard and still couldn't finish it.  When running the wizard, I get passed the Windows Live, it logs in successfully and shows me the xxxx.homeserver.com domain name registered to me.  I'm using a different one from the v1 home server.  After I select it, it shows "Connecting to the Windows Server Domain name service provider" for about 2 or 3 minutes then errors out.  My ISP does block port 80 back to me, but using 443 it works.  I have even created a VPN connection to another business network that doesn’t block any incoming ports and tried the wizard.  I also setup a second Windows Home Server 2011 system and tried again thinking my install was bad and can’t get it to work.   I currently use COX as my ISP and have changed my DNS forwarders from then to OpenDNS thinking I had a DNS problem.  I have run out of steps for troubleshooting so would appreciate any advice someone may have.  Thanks.

    ERROR: The domain name was not set up for your server.  Wait a few minutes and run the wizard again.  An unexpected or unknown problem occurred.  Please wait a few minutes, and then try again.

    Sunday, May 1, 2011 2:35 PM

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  • I have been troubleshooting this issue for two weeks and need some advice.  I'm trying to setup my XXXXX.homeserver.com domain and get the error below every time.  Here is some info on my setup.  I have Home Server 2011 running as a VM in HyperV.  It is setup and running properly.  I have an Astaro gateway/firewall as my router so it doesn't support UPnP.  I have manually setup port forwarding for 80, 4125, & 443 to the HS2011. I'm currently using Home Server V1 and was using it for remote access without any issues.  With my ports forwarded into my new HS2011, I can reach the remote access page on 443 without issue but get the certificate warning because it won't complete the wizard.  To get to my home network at the moment I’m using the xxxx.homeserver.com name I have associated with my V1 server.  I have replaced my Astaro firewall/gateway with a Cisco device that supports UPnP and let the Home Server set it up in the wizard and still couldn't finish it.  When running the wizard, I get passed the Windows Live, it logs in successfully and shows me the xxxx.homeserver.com domain name registered to me.  I'm using a different one from the v1 home server.  After I select it, it shows "Connecting to the Windows Server Domain name service provider" for about 2 or 3 minutes then errors out.  My ISP does block port 80 back to me, but using 443 it works.  I have even created a VPN connection to another business network that doesn’t block any incoming ports and tried the wizard.  I also setup a second Windows Home Server 2011 system and tried again thinking my install was bad and can’t get it to work.   I currently use COX as my ISP and have changed my DNS forwarders from then to OpenDNS thinking I had a DNS problem.  I have run out of steps for troubleshooting so would appreciate any advice someone may have.  Thanks.

    ERROR: The domain name was not set up for your server.  Wait a few minutes and run the wizard again.  An unexpected or unknown problem occurred.  Please wait a few minutes, and then try again.

    First, you don't need 4125 on WHS 2011.

    In any event, it sounds like there might be a problem with the Live service right now.

    Sunday, May 1, 2011 6:30 PM
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  • I don't think its Live service. I"ve been troubleshooting for two weeks. Also, I knew 4125 isn't needed because eveything uses 443, but did it anyway while troubleshooting the issue.
    Sunday, May 1, 2011 7:21 PM
  • I don't think its Live service. I"ve been troubleshooting for two weeks. Also, I knew 4125 isn't needed because eveything uses 443, but did it anyway while troubleshooting the issue.
    Have you tried keeping the same sub-domain name as you used on v1 and just change the port forwarding to your 2011 box (maybe Live doesn't like the sub-domain name you created for your 2011 box)?
    Sunday, May 1, 2011 9:10 PM
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  • I'm using one of the xxxx.homeserver.com addresses.  When I put in my username/password for live it takes it then goes to the select name.  The one I have is already listed there.  What i'm trying to figure out is what the server is doing when it says "Connecting to the Windows Server Domain name service provider."  I think that is where its failing.
    Sunday, May 1, 2011 10:06 PM
  • I guess I will never get this fixed.  I see alot of fixes, but none has fixed mine.
    Monday, May 2, 2011 11:35 PM
  • any update on this issue? I just migrated to WHS 2011 and I'm trying to use the same xxx.homeserver.com domain as before but I just keep hitting the "not set up, wait a few minutes and run wizard again" message. Had the problem for a week. Between that and not having a version of WHIIST for WHS 2011 I'm regretting the move - I've lost much more than I've gained so far.
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011 10:39 PM
  • I've got the same problem. I'm trying to transfer the domain name I had with WHS V1 (xxxx.homeserver.com) across to a new WHS 2011 installation. The wizard hangs for several minutes on the "connecting to Windows Live Services" screen, and then gives me the "not set up, wait a few minutes and run wizard again" message.

    This all worked with the RC of WHS 2011, but now with the final release, it doesn't.

    Friday, May 20, 2011 1:45 PM
  • Odd. I went back to the wizard to try it one more time, only to find that my domain had been set up... Not a very trouble-free experience.
    Friday, May 20, 2011 5:24 PM