View Backups Remotely without WHS Connector? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a unique problem with respect to viewing backups:

    • I am away from home, where my Windows Home Server (WHS) is located.
    • My laptop which had the Windows Home Server Connector client died; I have a new laptop but it has not been setup with my Windows Home Server.
    • I would like to view files which were backed-up on my new laptop.

    Now the question is what can I do to view backup files NOW:

    • I can connect to my WHS from Remote Desktop/Login, but I am unable to view backup files on the WHS itself (by design you cannot open backup files on the WHS itself).
    • I tried to install the WHS Connector client on my new laptop, but it cannot find my WHS (because I am not on my network at home and it cannot find it via URL).

    Does anyone have a helpful suggestion at this point?  I would suggest that there should be some way to view back files remotely, without the WHS Connector client - is there a hack to do this?  Thanks in advance!

    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 4:48 PM


  • There is no way to view the contents of a backup without the connector, I'm afraid.

    You may want to submit a product suggestion on Connect.
    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 7:45 PM