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Vanity URL portability when upgrading to WHS 2011 RRS feed

  • Question

  • How and can the vanity URL, *.homserver.com, be dissassociated with WHS (2003) when moving to WHS 2011 where it would be reused?  The old hardware (and WHS OS) would either be recycled or is junked entirely.
    Dale Unroe

    • Edited by Dale DU-IT Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:36 PM
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:30 PM

Answers

  • If you go through the process of of setting up remote access in WHS2011 you can re-use your existing .homeserver.com domain and it will receive the appropriate Certificates.

    Try this:

     

    ·         Select “I would like to use a domain name I already own” NOT “I want to set up a new domain name”

    ·         Type in “xxxxxx.homeserver.com”

    ·         “Sign in to your Windows Live Account”

    ·         “Connecting to the Windows Live Services”

    ·         “The Domain Name is set up on your Server”

    ·         “Close”


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    • Edited by Phil Harrison Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dale DU-IT Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:34 PM
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:11 PM

All replies

  • If you go through the process of of setting up remote access in WHS2011 you can re-use your existing .homeserver.com domain and it will receive the appropriate Certificates.

    Try this:

     

    ·         Select “I would like to use a domain name I already own” NOT “I want to set up a new domain name”

    ·         Type in “xxxxxx.homeserver.com”

    ·         “Sign in to your Windows Live Account”

    ·         “Connecting to the Windows Live Services”

    ·         “The Domain Name is set up on your Server”

    ·         “Close”


    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.
    • Edited by Phil Harrison Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:12 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dale DU-IT Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:34 PM
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:11 PM
  • that's simple ...thanks
    Dale Unroe
    Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:34 PM
  • That's simple and it works great!  Thanks for posting the fix.

     

    I was really turned off when I installed WHS 2011 and the web page and/or documentation said you could only use godaddy and one other company.  It would be nice if the documentation was fixed to mention homeserver.com domain names.  But I'm glad it works.


    • Edited by eclaeys Saturday, December 3, 2011 12:10 AM
    Saturday, December 3, 2011 12:07 AM