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  • I had to reinstall the OS on one of my computers. After installing the connector software, WHS does not recognize that this is the same computer, and now it shows 2 with the same name. The "new" (OS reinstalled) computer is not connected to its previous backups.

    How to I convince WHS that this is the same computer?
    Monday, December 1, 2008 2:37 AM

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  • lakero said:

    I had to reinstall the OS on one of my computers. After installing the connector software, WHS does not recognize that this is the same computer, and now it shows 2 with the same name.
     

    That's because WHS uses a unique ID number when you install the Connector software.  It doesn't care what the computer name is.  You should have run a restore from your server instead of reinstalling your OS (that would have kept the unique ID number the same).

    lakero said:

    The "new" (OS reinstalled) computer is not connected to its previous backups.

    Correct.

    lakero said:

    How to I convince WHS that this is the same computer?

    The only supported method would be to restore your entire computer back to the most recent backup of the "old" system.
    Monday, December 1, 2008 4:41 AM
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