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  • When I attempt to connect to any machine behind my WHS from a remote site, I get an error "To use this program or computer, first log on to the following website:  https://xxx.homeserver.com/remote/".  (XXX replaces my domain, which I brought over from my previous WHS setup).  I've tried several machines on my network, this is what I always get...  My local machines are all Windows 7.

    Any ideas what to look for or where to check for issues?

    g.

    PS:  Perhaps this forum should no longer be "Beta"?

    Monday, April 11, 2011 8:22 PM

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  • On Mon, 11 Apr 2011 20:22:36 +0000, groovejumper wrote:

    machines are all Windows 7.

    Any ideas what to look for or where to check for issues?

    What edition of Windows 7?


    g.

    PS:? Perhaps this forum should no longer be "Beta"?

    As per another post from Jonas, there will be a new forum opened in the
    near future.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
    http://www.identit.ca
    A computer program does what you tell it to do, not what you want it to do.

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:05 PM
  • When I attempt to connect to any machine behind my WHS from a remote site, I get an error "To use this program or computer, first log on to the following website:  https://xxx.homeserver.com/remote/".  (XXX replaces my domain, which I brought over from my previous WHS setup).  I've tried several machines on my network, this is what I always get...  My local machines are all Windows 7.

    Any ideas what to look for or where to check for issues?

    g.

    PS:  Perhaps this forum should no longer be "Beta"?

     

    Can you connect to your WHS machine and perform all other functions normally remotely?  OR is it just you can not connect to your Client machines THROUGH WHS (Remote Desktop)?

    Have you turned on Remote Web Access?  If yes have you tried a repair or tried to reset it up (either router or domain)?

    Have you added your WHS to a homegroup that all clients are participants?  (This will reduce manual configuration)

    Can you connect to your WHS machine (or remote to your Clients) from your local LAN using the HOSTNAME of your WHS?

    Do you have the proper permissions set for the account you are trying to use to connect to your WHS?

    Does your Windows 7 Client have the proper firewall settings ? (My Win 7 machines firewall is off - try that first)

     

     

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 1:41 PM