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  • Would there be a problem connecting Windows XP SP2 (32bit) to WHS 2011?

    If so, is there a workaround? Upgrading it to SP3 is a time-consuming process

    with questionable results.

     

    Thank you.

    Saturday, July 9, 2011 2:50 PM

Answers

  • From "Online Help" - Operating System requirements:

    The Windows XP Operating System

    • Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    • Windows XP Professional with SP3
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with SP3

    So it looks like you will need to install SP3 - I had no problem connecting my XP SP3 Client to WHS2011.

     


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    • Marked as answer by Ken Warren Saturday, July 9, 2011 4:06 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Margita Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by Margita Saturday, August 13, 2011 5:20 PM
    Saturday, July 9, 2011 2:59 PM

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  • From "Online Help" - Operating System requirements:

    The Windows XP Operating System

    • Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    • Windows XP Professional with SP3
    • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with SP3

    So it looks like you will need to install SP3 - I had no problem connecting my XP SP3 Client to WHS2011.

     


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    • Marked as answer by Ken Warren Saturday, July 9, 2011 4:06 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Margita Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:02 PM
    • Marked as answer by Margita Saturday, August 13, 2011 5:20 PM
    Saturday, July 9, 2011 2:59 PM
  • On Sat, 9 Jul 2011 14:50:56 +0000, Margita wrote:

    Would there be a problem connecting Windows XP SP2 (32bit) to WHS 2011?

    If so, is there a workaround? Upgrading it to SP3 is a time-consuming process

    with questionable results.

    From a straight security perspective you should have been at XP SP3 for
    quite some time now. There have been any number of security vulnerabilities
    that have been patched between SP2 and SP3.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    Programming is an unnatural act.

    • Marked as answer by Margita Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:03 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Margita Wednesday, August 10, 2011 1:03 PM
    Sunday, July 10, 2011 6:13 AM
  • Actually, this PC Windows XP does have Service Pack 3 installed and is fully up to date.

    However, I cannot install the Connector software - I keep getting this message:

    "The Server is not available.  Try connecting this computer again, or for more information, see Troubleshoot connecting computers to the server."

     

    Nothing helps. I am able to connect Windows 7 computers, no problem there. It is frustrating

    that I should be wasting so much time on trying to connect this PC.

    Can you, please, advise. It seems that a lot of people have a similar problem.

    Thank you.

    I would like to add that I can ping the server and connect to it via the remote desktop

    on this troublesome computer. I can't believe that nobody would have a solution

    for this.

    • Edited by Margita Wednesday, August 10, 2011 5:35 PM More information
    Wednesday, August 10, 2011 12:15 PM
  • I would like to add that after trying out a number of remedies, I now get

    the following error message:

    The error message in the event viewer (ID: 1015) is:
    Failed to connect to server. Error:0x800401F0 

    My sarch for this error shows that one of the reasons could be

    the msinstaller. I followed up on Microsoft's suggested remedy

    to unregister and reregister the server, but this did not help

    at all.

    Is there really nobody out there who can solve this?

    Saturday, August 13, 2011 4:31 PM
  • Not sure why you unmarked my answer as being the answer to your question as it did answer the question you asked! You are now asking a totally different question.

    Have you tried going through this:

    http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/windowshomeserver2011/computer-connection-support-2.aspx

    Or perhaps using this tool:

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=23621

     

     


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    Saturday, August 13, 2011 5:13 PM
  • Sorry, this was a mistake - I have now marked it correctly.

    However, the problem is that this PC with Windows XP, SP3

    is not doing what it is supposed to do. Yes, I saw the online

    help before and none of the issues applies to this PC.

    And yes, I have tried many, many suggestions before

    ending up with this particular error message as detailed in

    my previous comment.

    Saturday, August 13, 2011 5:23 PM
  • Would you suggest that I open another thread under this topic?

    I have marked one of the replies as Answered, but this particular question

    has not been solved.

     

    Thank you.

    Saturday, August 13, 2011 7:34 PM
  • Yes, that's probably the best thing to do. I assume you have tried temporarily disabling your client firewall and seeing if that changes the situation?
    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    Saturday, August 13, 2011 7:39 PM
  • I have a similar problem. I have 2  Home Network Win7 Desktops on my WHS 2011 with no problem but can not

    get my XP Pro Laptop (SP3) to download the software after putting in my server password. I get error msg:

    Cannot Connect this Computer to the Network.

    An unexpected Error has Occurred.

    I can also reach the server remotely with the IP Address.

    If I find a solution I'll post it. If anyone can help us it will make OUR day!

    Thanks


    Igneous

    Same indication with Firewall OFF.

    Saturday, August 13, 2011 7:56 PM
  • Yes, the firewall is off. I can ping the server and

    I can connect remotely from that PC.

    I can download the conector and start the installation process,

    but then I get the error message I reproduced in my

    previous comment.

    We do need help.

    Saturday, August 13, 2011 8:10 PM