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  • The Connector installs and works on all of the PCs in my house except my Vista notebook. After I reboot the Vista machine the WHS Console will not connect to the server. Backups work and the connector tray icon displays that the Server is available but network notifications do not appear (they are enabled).

    If I reinstall the connector it will work until I reboot again. Any suggestions?
    Monday, July 30, 2007 11:57 PM

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  •  Jeff Yoshimura wrote:
    The Connector installs and works on all of the PCs in my house except my Vista notebook. After I reboot the Vista machine the WHS Console will not connect to the server. Backups work and the connector tray icon displays that the Server is available but network notifications do not appear (they are enabled).

    If I reinstall the connector it will work until I reboot again. Any suggestions?


    Instead of re-installing the connector you can just run C:\program files\windows home server\discovery.exe on the client.

    To prevent, assign a static IP to the laptop and WHS machine? Wink


    Tuesday, July 31, 2007 12:04 AM

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  •  Jeff Yoshimura wrote:
    The Connector installs and works on all of the PCs in my house except my Vista notebook. After I reboot the Vista machine the WHS Console will not connect to the server. Backups work and the connector tray icon displays that the Server is available but network notifications do not appear (they are enabled).

    If I reinstall the connector it will work until I reboot again. Any suggestions?


    Instead of re-installing the connector you can just run C:\program files\windows home server\discovery.exe on the client.

    To prevent, assign a static IP to the laptop and WHS machine? Wink


    Tuesday, July 31, 2007 12:04 AM
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    Jeff is having the same problem I am having. I can ping the server and client from the router using the router's diagnostic tools, I can ping the server with the laptop and vice versa. Backups etc work just fine. I use TightVNC to work directly on the server and I am typing on the server using it. The machines have static IPs and the DNS server is set to the router. I have installed an update and discovery ran and did nothing. This appears to be the only thing wrong with the systems and it is being to get under my skin. The one odd thing is the router's client table does not show the server's IP.

     

    I don't know what to try next.

     

    Thanks,

     

    John

    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 2:16 AM
  • Hi John,

    is NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled on the WINS tab in the TCP/IP properties on both the client and the server?

    Btw.: My router still thinks, that the server has a DHCP address (according to nslookup), but I cannot see in the routers device table, from where he gets this wrong information.

    Best greetings from Germany

    Olaf

    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 7:27 AM
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