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  • Question

  • I have been trying to use WHS console to connect to my home machine from work and have been unable to do so. When I am working on my home network WHS console works fine.
    I have been able to ping the home network from work and that works. I am pretty sure this is a DNS issue and that for some reason WHS is not able to connect. I tried the following:

    1) Add my home servers IP address to the hosts file like this:

    # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    #      102.54.94.97     rhino.acme.com          # source server
    #       38.25.63.10     x.acme.com              # x client host

    127.0.0.1       localhost
    192.168.2.2   MyServersName # Windows Home Server

    2) RDC

    No luck with any of those.

    3) http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/939758
    • Edited by Tiger250 Monday, May 4, 2009 5:14 PM
    Monday, May 4, 2009 4:39 PM

Answers

  • For remote access you can not use a private IP address like 192.168.x.x  when you are your office (unless you have a VPN connection to your home network). Instead you should first configure remote access on your homeserver, then connect to your homeserver from work using Internet Explorer. Please read Remote Access for more details. If you have any questions left please let us know.

    More home server support files overhere.
    Monday, May 4, 2009 7:26 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • For remote access you can not use a private IP address like 192.168.x.x  when you are your office (unless you have a VPN connection to your home network). Instead you should first configure remote access on your homeserver, then connect to your homeserver from work using Internet Explorer. Please read Remote Access for more details. If you have any questions left please let us know.

    More home server support files overhere.
    Monday, May 4, 2009 7:26 PM
    Moderator
  • That was helpful.

    I can now connect using IE and typing:

    https://MyIPAddress/remote/

    The WHS Connector software however does not work outside my own network (i.e. remotely from the internet)

    It apparently has something to do with the way WHS Connector resolves addresses from what I can gather from searching this forum.
    Tuesday, May 5, 2009 8:28 PM