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  • Question

  • I would like to backup my work laptop using WHS at home.  Is there anything problematic about my laptop being joined to a domain at work? 
    Monday, December 1, 2008 8:20 PM

Answers

  • No. As long as you have Administrator permissions on the laptop to install the Connector software, you should have no problem. For backup you will need the console password, for potential wanted access to shared folders an account with identical user name and password on your Windows Home Server.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Monday, December 1, 2008 8:32 PM
    • Marked as answer by cmay Monday, December 1, 2008 8:41 PM
    Monday, December 1, 2008 8:25 PM
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  • Hi,

    In theory, none at all, however you will need to install the Connector software, which might well be circumscribed by whoever runs the domain and you also might need to create another profile to work with your home network address range.
    Finally, if it's a work computer, will your home network meet all necessary data protection requirements.

    After all that, other things being equal, then there is no reason why you shouldn't do so, there are a number of posts on here, where people have done just as you want, with no problems.

    Good luck,

    Colin
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    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Monday, December 1, 2008 8:32 PM
    • Marked as answer by cmay Monday, December 1, 2008 8:41 PM
    Monday, December 1, 2008 8:27 PM
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All replies

  • No. As long as you have Administrator permissions on the laptop to install the Connector software, you should have no problem. For backup you will need the console password, for potential wanted access to shared folders an account with identical user name and password on your Windows Home Server.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Monday, December 1, 2008 8:32 PM
    • Marked as answer by cmay Monday, December 1, 2008 8:41 PM
    Monday, December 1, 2008 8:25 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    In theory, none at all, however you will need to install the Connector software, which might well be circumscribed by whoever runs the domain and you also might need to create another profile to work with your home network address range.
    Finally, if it's a work computer, will your home network meet all necessary data protection requirements.

    After all that, other things being equal, then there is no reason why you shouldn't do so, there are a number of posts on here, where people have done just as you want, with no problems.

    Good luck,

    Colin
    If anyone answers your query successfully, please mark it as 'Helpful', to guide other users.
    • Proposed as answer by kariya21Moderator Monday, December 1, 2008 8:32 PM
    • Marked as answer by cmay Monday, December 1, 2008 8:41 PM
    Monday, December 1, 2008 8:27 PM
    Moderator