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Windows Home Server with PP3, Connector will not work. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Ok I have been having this problem for a week and I am at the part where I am out of trying everything I have read on the boards. I have three computers, one on Windows 7 / one on Windows XP Home / one on Windows XP Professional. I am able to remote connect, connect through 55000, and connectthrough My Network Shared Folders. Just when I run the Setup or Windows Home Server Installation I get to the screen where it says it downloading from the server and it stays at 0% for about a minute and then the dreadful error! "This operation cannot be completed at this time. Please try again later. Ifthe problem persists, please contact Product Support."

    This happens on all 3 PC's. They are all on a wired network, 2 on the same hub the 3rd on is connected with the hub on a Netgear 3200 N router. I can share a folder on all three and have done for the last 3 years. I work 7 days a week in retail so it is very hard to call support, but if I must let me know. Oh my remote connection to the server is working great and my connection to the WHS from another computer outside my house works fine! I just cannot get my computers set up so they will automatic backup and load shared floder to copy my files into from thier desktops!

    Server ipconfig:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : jrbls1989
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet
    NIC
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-F2-7B-E4-B9
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.10
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::215:f2ff:fe7b:e4b9%4
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, November 27, 2009 9:12:56 PM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, November 28, 2009 9:12:56 PM

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0A-00-00-0A
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:10.0.0.10%2
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    My Windows Home PC ipconfig:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : jrbls1989
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet
    NIC
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-F2-7B-E4-B9
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.10
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::215:f2ff:fe7b:e4b9%4
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, November 27, 2009 9:12:56 PM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, November 28, 2009 9:12:56 PM

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0A-00-00-0A
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:10.0.0.10%2
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Does this help? I am getting to the point of coping my file from my WHS back to one of my pc's, FDisk the server and reload in WHS again. Not sure this will help though. Oh also my lmhost.dll are empty and I never have used this in the past. I read on a couple of post that I may need to add something but not sure where (what PC)  and what to add if this is the trick.

    One more note I have all my PC's with a static setup and static addresses are on my router. Had to do this because of financial institutions verify my IP for security and work laptop has VPN Software that needs a static IP.

    Joel

    Saturday, November 28, 2009 2:40 PM

Answers

  • First, Ken thank you for all your assistance!

    Second I finnaly said "Oh ____, I am just going to fix this the hard way and reinstall WHS!"

    Guess what, no more issues! I was on my server for about a month and was worried that I would loose everything I stored. I did not loose a thing! This is the first Microsoft reinstallation that I did not loose one thing! Love you guys!

    So I have learned if everything seems in place and you have tried everything then just do the last thing you can try... reinstall.

    I was able to set up my PC's and users again with the same credentials and so far everything is connecting and wonderful.

    I did do one thing that you suggested Ken, I am letting my router control my IP's for my home network in my LAN settings and also my OpenDNS addresses are working fine in my basic settings on my router as well. I love it, when everything is working again.

    Again, Thank you!
    • Marked as answer by JRBLS66 Wednesday, December 2, 2009 4:26 PM
    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 4:26 PM

All replies

  • You posted the same ipconfig results twice. Look at the listed machine names...

    What happens if you copy the contents of \\server\software\Home Server Connector Software to your local PC and run it?
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, November 28, 2009 2:50 PM
    Moderator
  • I just noticed but here is the Home PC:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Joel Smith>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

            Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ECSP4M900TM2
            Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
            Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
            IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-90-78-5A-2F
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.40
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::21e:90ff:fe78:5a2f%4
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
                                                208.67.220.220
                                                10.0.0.10
                                                fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                                fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                                fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
            NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Documents and Settings\Joel Smith>


    I have to shower and shave for work but will try that if I have time before work. Or will be on this afternoon when I get home.

    Saturday, November 28, 2009 3:02 PM
  • I just noticed but here is the Home PC:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Joel Smith>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

            Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ECSP4M900TM2
            Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
            Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
            IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-90-78-5A-2F
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.40
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::21e:90ff:fe78:5a2f%4
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
                                                208.67.220.220
                                                10.0.0.10
                                                fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                                fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                                fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
            NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Documents and Settings\Joel Smith>


    I have to shower and shave for work but will try that if I have time before work. Or will be on this afternoon when I get home.

    They might be trying to resolve to the internet (since your ISP's DNS servers are first on the list).  You can try changing the DNS Server entries on your client to point to your router (10.0.0.1) and see if it works.
    Saturday, November 28, 2009 4:44 PM
    Moderator
  • The initial problem is simple: your server and your home computer aren't configured with the same network parameters. Either change your configuration so your server uses the DNS servers your home computer uses, or vice versa. It would be better to change your home computers to use the same DNS server as your home server (i.e. use your router).
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:05 PM
    Moderator
  • Sir with all due respect, this is not the way to fix this bug, there seems to be a bug in the crypto key where if u reset them this problem is fixed, i just wish someone from the HOME SERVER team would refresh my meory this is driving me up a friggin wall!!!
    techworks
    Sunday, November 29, 2009 5:31 AM
  • Given that you're not the original poster, my answer was specific to the OP's question, and you seem to be discussing a different issue, could you make a separate post (not tagged on to someone else's unrelated issue) with details of the problem you're having?
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Sunday, November 29, 2009 2:35 PM
    Moderator
  • I'm facing exactly the same problem. Only the router is handling Ip-adresses (same for DNS) by DHCP. It worked fine until PP3 was installed. I'm also using 3 clients: desktop-Vista, Desktop-XP and Laptop-XP.

    I cheked all the troubleshooting resources with no luck. Firewalls setting are ok etc, etc.

    I welcome any help!

    Mathijs


    Sunday, November 29, 2009 10:17 PM
  • Ken,

    I have now switched back everything to DHCP and have my router assigning static addresses to all my connections in the LAN Settings. I still have the same problem. I have put the software on a thumbdrive and all my PC's get to the login into the server and then give me the same error.

    Here is my ipconfig for the server:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : jrbls1989
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet
    NIC
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-F2-7B-E4-B9
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.10
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::215:f2ff:fe7b:e4b9%6
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 30, 2009 8:40:01 AM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 01, 2009 8:40:01 AM

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 0A-00-00-0A
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:10.0.0.10%2
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                           fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

    As you can see my router is the 10.0.0.1 and the DNS server for my OpenDNS.com addresses are controlled by the router as well. I can connect to the Home Server Councel over the internet, and when I run setup.exe it still errors out. I have removed the manual Port Forward addresses and I am letting the WHS set the ports in UPnP automatically. I have no networking issues but still cannot connect to the server from my internal network.

    The funny thing is my Windows 7 (Beta Testing) see's the server in Network with the other pc's. But when I try to open it I am getting an error "Windows cannot access \\JRBLS1989". So how did it find it? LOL, am I going crazy? Should I go back to Service Pack 2? I really want the Service Pack 3 because of my Netbook using Windows 7. I will reply again with my PC's ipconfig /all in a minute or two.

     

    Here is from my Netbook with Windows 7:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7100]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Joel>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : AcerAspire1
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
    2
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 06-24-2B-85-5D-0B
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-2B-85-5D-0B
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::384a:9594:2f6b:8b3f%14(Preferred)
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.40(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 30, 2009 4:37:57 PM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 01, 2009 4:37:57 PM
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 369108011
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-27-3C-DE-00-23-5A-5D-96-F7

       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 PCI-E Ethern
    et Controller
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-5A-5D-96-F7
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c4ae:3087:f8a0:c0d6%11(Preferred)
       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.50(Preferred)
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 30, 2009 8:09:12 AM
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 01, 2009 8:33:32 AM
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285221722
       DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-27-3C-DE-00-23-5A-5D-96-F7

       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{4252C888-7AF8-47E5-B983-B0D2AC4F1CAF}:

       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 Local Area Connection* 11:

       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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e50:c44:2c27:b4e0:45d4(Prefe
    rred)
       Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c44:2c27:b4e0:45d4%12(Preferred)
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{28A4080D-9BFD-472C-83BD-3821CD0489D5}:

       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 isatap.{CEB627A5-0179-4B48-9944-A93CF564B9C5}:

       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

    I will include my XP next:

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Joel Smith>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

            Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ECSP4M900TM2
            Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
            Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
            IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
            WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-90-78-5A-2F
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
            Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.20
            Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::21e:90ff:fe78:5a2f%4
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
            DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
            DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
                                                fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
                                                fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
                                                fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
            Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, November 30, 2009 4:16:27 PM

            Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 01, 2009 4:16:27 P
    M

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

            Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
            Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
            Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
            Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
            IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
            Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
            NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    I have one other but If I can get these to connect or install connector then I know I can get anything else I need running.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 12:12 AM
  • I've been scratching my head on this one, I've been getting same symptom.  Connector install get's all the way to the part where it asks for password, which I enter and then I get the dreaded "This operation cannot be completed at this time" error.

    I have gone through every diagnostic document I can find, applied the latest firmware on my router, configured all my NIC's to enable netbois over tcp ip.

    I can RDP into my WHS with out any problems, I can get to the 55000 and 56000 ports via my browser, everything looks good except for trying the nslookup step, I see the following:

    *** Can't find server name for address 192.168.1.1: Non-existent domain
    *** Default servers are not available
    Server:  UnKnown
    Address:  192.168.1.1

    *** UnKnown can't find <whs server name>: Non-existent domain


    I'm trying on 1 winxp sp 3 laptop & 2 windows 7 laptops.

    On the win xp box, I can't uninstall the windows home connector residual files, when i go into add/remove programs and try to remove i get "Fatal error during installation".  The Win 7 boxes will uninstall the connector software no problem.

    Side note, when I RDP into the server and open up the WHS Console it comes up with no issues.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 1:55 AM
  • Try switching your router to use the DNS servers your ISP provides, rather than the OpenDNS servers you say it's configured to use. Though there are supposed to be patches in Power Pack 3 to fix OpenDNS problems...
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 2:39 AM
    Moderator
  • Well, SBC Global (wonderful AT&T) changes their IP and DNS Servers every so many minutes or hours. They charge extra to have a tatic IP. That is why I let my router control the Internet.

    What is wrong there is I should be fine with connector on my Intranet. If I did not turn on remote control or remote desktop, I should still be able to control my PC's and back them up inside on my network without Internet connection. (right?)

    So like JZ said it is really puzzling when you cannot use connector to find your server, but I can see it part of my internal network. Also Connector will not allow an IP address, so I don't know if it is a name issue.

    JZ, if you run setup in the WHS Connector software from SP3 and it is not successful; when you cancel out it will uninstall WHS Connector and the icon as well as the registry entries. That is something new I think because before you would have to use Add Remove Programs.
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 2:38 PM
  • I'm beginning to think this is something client related because I have one Vista Desktop where the connector successfully installed, actually it was an upgrade which I don't remember even initiating.

    So I'm pretty sure my issue isn't routing related, though I need to compare the NIC settings on that one box that works, since that's the only one I didn't touch :(

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 2:45 PM
  • Ken I have also noticed that WHS SP3 is working fine with Open DNS. If I go to my IP Provided address it sendsme to my WHS login screen. So I thin everything is fine there. Also with the Open DNS software loaded on my workstation; it updates Open DNS automatically when my IP Provider changes my IP address.
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 2:53 PM
  • OpenDNS is not related to dynamic DNS providers.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    • Marked as answer by JRBLS66 Wednesday, December 2, 2009 1:23 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by JRBLS66 Wednesday, December 2, 2009 1:24 AM
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 3:11 PM
    Moderator
  • First, Ken thank you for all your assistance!

    Second I finnaly said "Oh ____, I am just going to fix this the hard way and reinstall WHS!"

    Guess what, no more issues! I was on my server for about a month and was worried that I would loose everything I stored. I did not loose a thing! This is the first Microsoft reinstallation that I did not loose one thing! Love you guys!

    So I have learned if everything seems in place and you have tried everything then just do the last thing you can try... reinstall.

    I was able to set up my PC's and users again with the same credentials and so far everything is connecting and wonderful.

    I did do one thing that you suggested Ken, I am letting my router control my IP's for my home network in my LAN settings and also my OpenDNS addresses are working fine in my basic settings on my router as well. I love it, when everything is working again.

    Again, Thank you!
    • Marked as answer by JRBLS66 Wednesday, December 2, 2009 4:26 PM
    Wednesday, December 2, 2009 4:26 PM