Windows 2008 R2 as a client of WHS 2011? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a Desktop computer at my house that I want to run Windows 2008 R2 on so I can run Hyper V.  Currently the computer in questoin is running Windows 7 and has the WHS 2011 agent/client on it for backups etc.

    If I remove Windows 7 and install Windows 2008 R2, can I still install the agent/client on 2008 R2?



    Thanks, -Lindy
    • Moved by kariya21Moderator Saturday, April 30, 2011 7:43 PM not a WHS v1 question (From:Windows Home Server Software)
    Monday, April 25, 2011 6:08 PM

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  • The short answer is NO, but if you search, you will find that some did it anyhow. But they never completely solved the problem - as far as I remember.
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011 4:27 PM
  • I beg to differ I have a fully running windows 2008r2 with sp1 client not a dc running just fine with the client. I also have the Hyper-V Clients within the server running the agent and work correctly. There is an article within the forums here regarding what directories not to backup if using windows 2008 / 2008r2. 
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 5:56 PM
  • A client of WHS 2011? V.1 is different - there WS2008 R2 can be a client.
    Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:28 PM
  • On Thu, 28 Apr 2011 20:28:37 +0000, tbjerret wrote:

    A client of WHS 2011? V.1 is different - there WS2008 R2 can be a client.

    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 can be a client with no modifications required
    to WHS 2011. If you're not running SP or the server is also a domain
    controller you need to edit a file on the WHS 2011 box. I've posted the
    instructions, you'll be able to find them if you search for them.

    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    /Earth is 98% full...  please delete anyone you can.

    Sunday, May 1, 2011 10:16 PM