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Connecting to WHS console from outside your LAN RRS feed

  • Question

  • My laptop has the WHS console installed onto it.

     

    From home i can access the console

     

    From work, when ever i attempt to connect to the console it says

     

    'This computer cannot connect to your home server. Check your network connection and make sure your home server is powered on.'

     

    I don't understand why this is the case, as i can still access my home server via the domain provided to me. Anyone else seen this problem?

    Monday, June 18, 2007 10:49 AM

Answers

  • What you're seeing is by design. The console uses Remote Desktop to run on the server and display remotely on a client PC, but Remote Desktop on WHS is only enabled for your home network. From outside your network, you have the Remote Access web site. If you use Internet Explorer (or the IETab add-in for Firefox, though you'll still have to connect with IE once to get security set up), you'll have full functionality in the remote access web site, including the ability to have WHS connect you with your home PCs by Remote Desktop, and the ability to run the console through the web site.
    Monday, June 18, 2007 11:22 AM
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  • What you're seeing is by design. The console uses Remote Desktop to run on the server and display remotely on a client PC, but Remote Desktop on WHS is only enabled for your home network. From outside your network, you have the Remote Access web site. If you use Internet Explorer (or the IETab add-in for Firefox, though you'll still have to connect with IE once to get security set up), you'll have full functionality in the remote access web site, including the ability to have WHS connect you with your home PCs by Remote Desktop, and the ability to run the console through the web site.
    Monday, June 18, 2007 11:22 AM
    Moderator
  • What you're seeing is by design. The console uses Remote Desktop to run on the server and display remotely on a client PC, but Remote Desktop on WHS is only enabled for your home network. From outside your network, you have the Remote Access web site. If you use Internet Explorer (or the IETab add-in for Firefox, though you'll still have to connect with IE once to get security set up), you'll have full functionality in the remote access web site, including the ability to have WHS connect you with your home PCs by Remote Desktop, and the ability to run the console through the web site.

    I experianced the same problem, its a bummer, but beats UBUNTU
    Monday, March 12, 2012 2:42 AM
  • Thanks for the IETab tip, Ken. I routinely connect to my server through IE when away from home so I can run Console remotely. I do daily backups of my server to a USB drive. It's not as convenient as having the automatic server backups of attached PCs, but is a trivial task. Firefox is my browser of choice and it is a little annoying to have to run IE to get Console access to the server when away.
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 4:49 PM