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WHS Restore CD can't find server RRS feed

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  • I'm trying desperately to restore my system from a WHS backup.  I have the dual-boot (latest version) of the Restore CD.  When I run the CD, it goes through all the verifying of drivers and what not and everything looks like it will work.  Then it gets to the part where it's looking for the Server and hangs.  After a minute or so, it reports back that it was unable to find the server.  I've tried again and again but it still won't find it.  I had changed the name of the server, so I thought that might be the problem.  When I did the manual option, I typed the name of the server but it still couldn't find it.  After searching through the support bases I found a user having a similar problem and was the result of having improper drivers for the NIC he had.  After swapping NIC's it worked.  I tried this too but the only NIC adapter I have is my Dad's wireless USB dongle.  It didn't work. 

    I have reinstalled Windows 7 onto the proper partition.  After that I reinstalled the WHS Console in hopes that it would have a way to restore the drive via the backup through there.  Of course, it DOESN'T.  The only option available is to restore the individual files by copying them over one by one.  I'm in the process of doing that now, but it's not working on a bunch of them, saying I need permission to (I'm using the admin account on the computer too).  One thing I thought about was trying to rename the server from my new name I gave it back to the original name of SERVER.  It still doesn't respond through the Restore CD after doing that though.

     

    I don't know what else to try.  Restoring files one by one through the WHS Console isn't working on over 75% of the files it has backed up.  I really need to restore and can't believe there's no solution out there for me.  Please if anybody has ANY idea of something to try, please let me know!

     

    -Aaron

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 8:34 PM

Answers

  • Certainly sounds as though the network card is not working under the recovery environment - assuming this is WHS1, try 32-bit XP drivers.

    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, May 21, 2013 9:27 PM
    • Marked as answer by ChewVodka Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:03 AM
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:27 PM

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  • Certainly sounds as though the network card is not working under the recovery environment - assuming this is WHS1, try 32-bit XP drivers.

    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, May 21, 2013 9:27 PM
    • Marked as answer by ChewVodka Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:03 AM
    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 9:27 PM
  • For an alternate way to restore your system, see this FAQ.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:19 AM
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  • Thank you guy so much!  I was able to get the restore to work after manually downloading the Realtek NIC drivers for Vista.  It included both 32 and 64 bit versions, I just put the whole 32 bit folder onto a USB jump drive and manually loaded it in the wizard.  Everything else went exactly as planned.  Thanks again!
    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 4:02 AM
  • On Wed, 22 May 2013 00:19:51 +0000, Ken Warren [MVP] wrote:

    For an alternate way to restore your system, see this FAQ <http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/whsfaq/thread/e3cd8791-5456-479b-943e-6399092363a7>.

    What about installing a base version of the operating system, including working network
    connection, and then restoring from that? Involves extra work to install the base OS, but
    less hardware manipulation. And I have a laptop that seems to mark drives so they are not
    useable at all outside the laptop, so the linked method wouldn't work.
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    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:38 PM
  • What about installing a base version of the operating system, including working network

    connection, and then restoring from that? Involves extra work to install the base OS, but
    less hardware manipulation. And I have a laptop that seems to mark drives so they are not
    useable at all outside the laptop, so the linked method wouldn't work.


    That won't work if you are trying to restore to the same disk you have just installed the base OS on - it will not overwrite itself.

    Phil P.S. If you find my comment helpful or if it answers your question, please mark it as such.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2013 11:08 PM
  • On Wed, 22 May 2013 23:08:32 +0000, Phil  Harrison wrote:

    What about installing a base version of the operating system, including working network


    connection, and then restoring from that? Involves extra work to install the base OS, but
    less hardware manipulation. And I have a laptop that seems to mark drives so they are not
    useable at all outside the laptop, so the linked method wouldn't work.

    That won't work if you are trying to restore to the same disk you have just installed the base OS on - it will not overwrite itself.

    Thanks.
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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2:55 PM