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  • I am able to see my server from my home PCs, but they are not being backed up and do not show up in the Computers and Backups section of the console. They are all greyed out except the server. The system tray icons are also grey from each computer. Again, I can see my server and access its files, and I'm even able to remote into the server. There just appears to be something blocking the communication for backups.

    This occurred when I reinstalled WHS about a week ago. I have XP and Win7 machines trying to access the home server to no avail. I tried the toolkit and it did not solve my issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    Jared

    Sunday, June 13, 2010 6:13 PM

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  • On 6/13/2010 1:13 PM, JaredFromSubway wrote:

    I am able to see my server from my home PCs, but they are not being backed up and do not show up in the Computers and Backups section of the console. They are all greyed out except the server. The system tray icons are also grey from each computer. Again, I can see my server and access its files, and I'm even able to remote into the server. There just appears to be something blocking the communication for backups.

    This occurred when I reinstalled WHS about a week ago. I have XP and Win7 machines trying to access the home server to no avail. I tried the toolkit and it did not solve my issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    Jared

    Have you tried reinstalling the connector software from
    <servername>\Software\Connector again?  It could be an issue with the
    versions of the Connector that you have and what the server needs.
    You'll have to uninstall your current version from the clients first.

    An alternative to that is trying to rediscover your server.  You'll find
    it in C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\Discovery.exe.

    Here is some more information about rediscovering your Windows Home
    Server
    http://www.homeserverland.com/wiki/w/whs/rediscovering-the-windows-home-server.aspx

    Hope this helps, and have a great day:)
    Patrick.


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    Sunday, June 13, 2010 6:32 PM

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  • On 6/13/2010 1:13 PM, JaredFromSubway wrote:

    I am able to see my server from my home PCs, but they are not being backed up and do not show up in the Computers and Backups section of the console. They are all greyed out except the server. The system tray icons are also grey from each computer. Again, I can see my server and access its files, and I'm even able to remote into the server. There just appears to be something blocking the communication for backups.

    This occurred when I reinstalled WHS about a week ago. I have XP and Win7 machines trying to access the home server to no avail. I tried the toolkit and it did not solve my issue. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!

    Jared

    Have you tried reinstalling the connector software from
    <servername>\Software\Connector again?  It could be an issue with the
    versions of the Connector that you have and what the server needs.
    You'll have to uninstall your current version from the clients first.

    An alternative to that is trying to rediscover your server.  You'll find
    it in C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\Discovery.exe.

    Here is some more information about rediscovering your Windows Home
    Server
    http://www.homeserverland.com/wiki/w/whs/rediscovering-the-windows-home-server.aspx

    Hope this helps, and have a great day:)
    Patrick.


    Smile... Someone out there cares deeply for you.
    Have you updated your OS and Antivirus today?
    http://update.microsoft.com


    Smile.. Someone out there cares deeply for you.
    Sunday, June 13, 2010 6:32 PM
  • Yes! Thank you, Patrick, I owe you one Sunday afternoon. Re-discovery did the trick.

     

    Jared

    Sunday, June 13, 2010 6:38 PM
  • On 6/13/2010 1:38 PM, JaredFromSubway wrote:

    Yes! Thank you, Patrick, I owe you one Sunday afternoon. Re-discovery did the trick.



    Jared

    No problem. I had found that information when I went from the trial to
    the Retail (OEM) version of Windows Home Server.

    Have a great day:)
    Patrick.


    Smile... Someone out there cares deeply for you.
    Have you updated your OS and Antivirus today?
    http://update.microsoft.com


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    Sunday, June 13, 2010 9:53 PM