WHS client broadcasts. How do I tame them in the office? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I use WHS with my laptop.  At home, things are fine.  But, when I am in the office, my PC creates significant network traffic by broadcasting requests for a WHS to respond.  (Of course, the WHS is not here.)  I have received complaints from my IT department.

    Is there a way to tame the broadcasts?  Can I reduce the frequency of the requests?  Can I have it stop after a few minutes?  Can I have it only broadcast when on my home network?  (I am using Windows 7 Enterprise.)

    Thank you.

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 4:31 PM

All replies

  • rogermat:

    Try this as an experiment. On your laptop, go to Services and stop the WHSConnector service while you're at work. Check with your IT department to see if that stops the network traffic. If it does, then you can create a Windows 7 scheduled task that runs whenever you log in. The task would start the WHSConnector service but only if you're on your home network.

    Tuesday, April 6, 2010 4:37 PM