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Can't connect the console, nor install it. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have had a WHS running for about 7 months and it's working very well.

    2 weeks ago, I shut the server down since the entire family was going on vacation. 2 days ago I started it up again.
    However, if I now try to connect to it, with the connector software I get the following error message:

    This computer cannot connect to your home server. Check your network connection and make sure your home server is
    powered on. If your home server has recently restarted, try again in a few minutes.

    Needles to say, it does not help to wait a couple of minutes.

    Someone adviced me to browse to " \\servername\software\Home Server Connector" software and install it again. When doing this, it first uninstalled the current version, however, when I type the password for the server I get the following error:

    This operation cannot be completed at this time. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Product Support

    I can't connect to the console with any of my current clients, these include machines running Win XP and Win7 RC, so I guess the problem must be somewhere on my server.

    When I first installed the server, I also installed the MyMovies Server addin.

    I can from the client ping the server, and from the server (RDP) I can ping my clients. I can use IP or hostname, both of them work.
    I have no problem connecting to all the shares.
    I have tried to disable the firewall on both the server and client, but it did not help.
    I can connect to the server with RDP.

    The console starts just fine if started from the server (via rdp).

    Is this is a known issue? What can I do ?
    • Edited by sokkaNET Wednesday, July 15, 2009 9:27 AM more info
    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 8:50 AM

Answers

  • I'm giving up.

    I'll do a complete new install. This is my plan:

    Disconnect the sata drives
    Start the WHS with only the IDE drive
    Backup all data by using the xcopy function with the /c paramter.
    Install WHS all over

    Connect one sata drive (at a time), move all data from it to the IDE drive, and then add it to the pool.


    My only concern is that if I boot with only the IDE drive, I can still see all the files on all the shares. If I try to copy some of the files I get a error,  I guess it must be because the file was on one of the sata drives.
    Is xcopy /c good enough, or how would you guys handle it? Is there a way I can see what data is on this particular IDE disk and not data that was on the sata disks ?

    If you want to do a fresh instal best check out this FAQ Olaf Engelke wrote
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 10:05 AM
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  • Can you provide us with the results of running ipconfig /all on your server, and one of the clients having problems? Also try pinging your server from a client having trouble, both by name and by IP address.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 3:35 PM
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  • Some things you could try:

    1. Reboot (power cycle) your modem / router
    2. On the server and client run the ipconfig /flushdns from a command promt

     

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 10:18 PM
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  • As I mentioned in my orginal post, I can ping the server, both by name and by IP address.


    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : jacklaptop
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-CE-B8-EB-49
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d560:414c:f6b:2441%17(Preferred)
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.24.107(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 15. juli 2009 10:11:40
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 18. juli 2009 23:55:37
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.24.200
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.24.200
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 385881038
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-DD-98-E0-00-0B-5D-C7-51-D4
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 212.55.32.2
                                           212.55.32.3
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-5D-A2-C0-B5
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-5D-C7-51-D4
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{C8E7AA32-5113-4CA5-AB5D-355BD7E840C6}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{655E5314-EA3F-4283-8581-9D4213F71566}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:d5c7:a2d6:28b0:c4ea:a7aa:cb5a(Preferred)
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::28b0:c4ea:a7aa:cb5a%15(Preferred)
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{182C7ED9-BD7D-49E5-93F8-FB57ADAB3884}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:02 PM
  • As I mentioned in my orginal post, I can ping the server, both by name and by IP address.


    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : jacklaptop
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-CE-B8-EB-49
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::d560:414c:f6b:2441%17(Preferred)
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.24.107(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 15. juli 2009 10:11:40
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 18. juli 2009 23:55:37
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.24.200
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.24.200
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 385881038
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-DD-98-E0-00-0B-5D-C7-51-D4
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 212.55.32.2
                                           212.55.32.3
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-5D-A2-C0-B5
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-5D-C7-51-D4
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{C8E7AA32-5113-4CA5-AB5D-355BD7E840C6}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{655E5314-EA3F-4283-8581-9D4213F71566}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:d5c7:a2d6:28b0:c4ea:a7aa:cb5a(Preferred)
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::28b0:c4ea:a7aa:cb5a%15(Preferred)
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{182C7ED9-BD7D-49E5-93F8-FB57ADAB3884}:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


    What about the ipconfig /all for your server?
    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:08 PM
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  • @brubber
    I just tried it, an it did not help at all :(

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:12 PM
  • For the server:

    Windows IP Configuration

     

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : whsserver

       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :

       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

     

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

     

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller

       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-6D-9B-EF

     

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

     

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8052 PCI-E ASF Gigabit Ethernet Controller

       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-6D-A2-93

       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.24.13

       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.24.200

       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 212.55.32.2

                                           212.55.32.3

     

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009 11:18 PM
  • For the server:

    Windows IP Configuration

     

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : whsserver

       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :

       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown

       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

     

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

     

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8056 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller

       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-6D-9B-EF

     

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

     

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8052 PCI-E ASF Gigabit Ethernet Controller

       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-FC-6D-A2-93

       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.24.13

       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.24.200

       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 212.55.32.2

                                           212.55.32.3

     


    Have you tried completely disabling Windows Firewall on your server?
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:16 AM
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  • ...
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    ...
    This can cause name resolution problems in some circumstances. There are a couple of causes; see this Microsoft Knowledgebase article for one cause and the solution to that issue.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 4:20 AM
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  • Yes, for testing I diabled windows firewall on both client and server
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 6:47 AM
  • The article says it only apllies to:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition

    I know that WHS is basicily a very stripped server 2003, but I would really imagine that MS would say it seperately if the article would apply to WHS.  

    Anyways, I did try to follow the article, but found out that the string "EnableProxy" did not exist in
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netbt\Parameters\

    I have now made it, and according to http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/120642 it should be of the type REG_DWORD.

    If I let the value be 0 or if I changed it to 1, dosn't really matter. It still says node type unknown. (Yes I have restarted after changing it)


    There is one other thing that I'm wondering about. I have my DNS servers set up to be my internet providers, both on my clients and server. I know that would not be the usualt way of running, if running in a domain.
    If I do a nslookup whsserver, it does not resolve correct, since it will go out and ask my ISPs DNS server and of course it dosn't know my WHS Server.
    If I ping whsserver it does resolve the name.

    Does this have something to do with the problem?

Thursday, July 16, 2009 7:31 AM
  • It's probably incorrect setting of DNS server. Assuming your router is also DHCP server in your network you should add DNS server address of the router (probably 192.168.24.200) to the DNS addresses handed out by DHCP server on the router. For your WHS you can manually add it to the list of DNS servers (TCP/IP configuration of the LAN adapter)

    For some more on node type please check out this thread
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 7:55 AM
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  • I have now set the router as primary DNS server on both client and server.
    It did not help
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 9:24 AM
  • I forgot to mention that if that value doesn't exist, there's no need to create it. So you can remove it if it didn't have an effect. As for it being applicable, Windows Home Server is built on top of a flavor of Windows Server 2003, so yes, it is.

    You can try modifying your DNS setup. Set your router to use your ISP as DNS provider, and set all your internal devices to use your router.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 2:48 PM
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  • I forgot to mention that if that value doesn't exist, there's no need to create it. So you can remove it if it didn't have an effect. As for it being applicable, Windows Home Server is built on top of a flavor of Windows Server 2003, so yes, it is.

    You can try modifying your DNS setup. Set your router to use your ISP as DNS provider, and set all your internal devices to use your router.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Well I did everything by the book this time. I first made a backup of the register, then made the string and tested it, when I was sure that it didn't help, I restored the backup again :)

    My Router is set to use my ISP' DNS Server, so for testing I just manually set 2 clients to use the router as primary DNS.

    However, it did not help!
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 3:41 PM
  • any other suggestions ?
    Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:18 PM
  • I guess that means that noone has a clue .. and I prob have to install the server all over.

    Sunday, July 19, 2009 3:32 PM
  • No I don't think a re-install is necessary.

    Do you RDC to the home server's by name, or just to it's IP address?

    Can you access the WHS web page on your local lan?

    web address will be http://'homeserver' 

    Or try http://'homeserver':55000 then you should be able to download the WHS Connector software again.

    Are all your clients set to a fixed IP address? I have my WHS on a fixed IP, but the clients are on dchp.

    Try running the discovery.exe program in C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server, this should re-discover the Home server.

    I shut my WHS down when I was away for a 2 week vacation, but didn't have these problems when I got it all started again.
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 11:14 PM
  • I can use both name and IP for RDP, both of them. I can also use both name and IP to ping, both of them work.

    I haven't used the webpage, so I'm not sure how it should work. But if I goto http://serername or http://server_IP I don't get a webpae. If I into console goto webaccess, it's says it's not available.

    I can't access http://sername:55000 either.

    All the clients are using DHCP, but the WHS has a fixed IP.

    When I run discovery.exe, the same thing happens as when I try to install the console.
    It will ask for the password (I guess this is done after finding the server), and when I have typed the password I'll get the error message saying:
    This operation cannot be completed at this time. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Product Support
    Monday, July 20, 2009 11:56 AM
  • Well I did everything by the book this time. I first made a backup of the register, then made the string and tested it, when I was sure that it didn't help, I restored the backup again :)

    My Router is set to use my ISP' DNS Server, so for testing I just manually set 2 clients to use the router as primary DNS.

    However, it did not help!
    Did you also set the server to use the internal DNS server as primary DNS server?

    Please try (also have clients use internal DNS server as primary). Reading all of your replies I doubt if this will help. My guess at the moment is that something in your server nternal webpages or iis server  / server configuration is messed up. The only supported way to fix this would be a server reinstall. There may be some other ways to get this done, however with the risk of messing up the server even further.
    Monday, July 20, 2009 12:19 PM
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  • Did you also set the server to use the internal DNS server as primary DNS server?


    Yes.
    Did not help. I'm also starting to think that the only way out is to re-install the server. However, since it will be a heck of a backup job to to, I really want another way of doing it.

    If I have to re-install the entire OS, I have one off topic question:
    I have 4 harddrives on my server.

    1x IDE 120 GB
    2x SATA 750 GB
    1x SATA 1 TB

    Can I just unplug the SATA disks, take a backup of the IDE disk, install the OS again, and then connect the SATA disks again, or will I be forced to format the sata disks when connecting again ?

    Monday, July 20, 2009 1:05 PM
  • Actually for server reinstall you should keep all drives connected. If the server reinstall properly detects all disks, and correctly identifies the primary disk a server reinstall should normally preserve all data in shares and the client backup data. You will need to reconfiure users, client computers and redo any other post install modifications (installation of Add ins, custom configuration and so on)

    Problems there could be

    1. it doesn't correctly identify primary disk, so you will not get server reinstall option (only clean install which will format all disk connected)
    2. SATA disk are not properly recognised (when running in AHCI mode), you may need to supply appropriate 32 bit drivers on a USB thumb drive, once during intial phase of install, then again at the beginning of text mode install using F6 key.

    An alternative to server reinstall could be to logon to your server desktop, browse to C:\WHS and then execute all files starting with UMCE, UMCO and UMRA, then reboot.

    Monday, July 20, 2009 1:49 PM
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  • See e.g. this FAQ for more about server reinstallation, including sketchy information about the potential pitfalls.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, July 20, 2009 3:47 PM
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  • This dosn't look good.
    I've booted with the WHS installation DVD. I get a dialog box where I am supposed to click "next", then comes a box asking for  "Time and currency format" and "Keyboard or input method", here I have two drop down lists, but they are both empty. So I can't choose and time and current format or anything. If I click next, the system will just reboot!

    Is this a known issue?
    Monday, July 20, 2009 8:07 PM
  • Possibly you have a problem with your DVD drive, or possibly there's an issue with the disk, if you burned it yourself.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, July 20, 2009 8:24 PM
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  • @Ken Warren
    I've now changed the DVD-drive, and yes that problem is gone.

    However, when I get to the part where it shows my harddrives it only finds my IDE drive. In your FAQ you say that I'll have to add the drivers for the missing drives. I guess that would be the SATA drivers for my sata controller. However, when I try to install them, I get a message saying that the driver requreis the computer to restart .. . is there anything I can do ?
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:27 PM
  • See if your controller's manual includes instructions for preparing an "F6 floppy" for use when installing Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.  You will probably need to use a floppy, as you will probably need to supply drivers at both the initial hardware detection screen that you're at now, and again after the first reboot, at the text mode "Press F6" prompt. If you are offered the option before that reboot to store your drivers on your system drive, take it. I haven't had 100% success with that, but it would prevent you from needing to supply drivers a second time (on floppy) if it works...
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:34 PM
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  • Well, according to your FAQ I'm not supposed to install the drivers at any point before the setup starts up .. .is this still right ?
    Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:43 PM
  • I'm giving up.

    I'll do a complete new install. This is my plan:

    Disconnect the sata drives
    Start the WHS with only the IDE drive
    Backup all data by using the xcopy function with the /c paramter.
    Install WHS all over

    Connect one sata drive (at a time), move all data from it to the IDE drive, and then add it to the pool.


    My only concern is that if I boot with only the IDE drive, I can still see all the files on all the shares. If I try to copy some of the files I get a error,  I guess it must be because the file was on one of the sata drives.
    Is xcopy /c good enough, or how would you guys handle it? Is there a way I can see what data is on this particular IDE disk and not data that was on the sata disks ?
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 9:58 AM
  • I'm giving up.

    I'll do a complete new install. This is my plan:

    Disconnect the sata drives
    Start the WHS with only the IDE drive
    Backup all data by using the xcopy function with the /c paramter.
    Install WHS all over

    Connect one sata drive (at a time), move all data from it to the IDE drive, and then add it to the pool.


    My only concern is that if I boot with only the IDE drive, I can still see all the files on all the shares. If I try to copy some of the files I get a error,  I guess it must be because the file was on one of the sata drives.
    Is xcopy /c good enough, or how would you guys handle it? Is there a way I can see what data is on this particular IDE disk and not data that was on the sata disks ?

    If you want to do a fresh instal best check out this FAQ Olaf Engelke wrote
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 10:05 AM
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