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  •  Hi

    I´m having some trouble with the domain name registration, i accidentally unconfigured the domain names
    now when i try to configure the domain name i cant use the domainname i have registered with tzo.com custom domain name from the beginning

    How do i configure my domainname again? The only options i get i buy a new domain or transfer my custom domain name to tzo.com
    none of the options work when i enter my domainname.

    Any suggestions?
    Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:36 AM

Answers

  • I contacted TZO and they fixed it for me in no time!

    /Tobbe
    Thursday, November 20, 2008 12:02 PM
  • Hi,
    if you use https://server you should get a message about a certificate error and on that page 3 links (basically saying close page, continue loading of page, more information).
    Is this the site you see or what exactly do you get on your screen? Maybe your WHS security certificate is not valid at all after reinstalling, but I cannot tell how other domains than homeserver.com handle this.
    (Also port forwarding in router has nothing to do with the inhouse access within the same subnet.)
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf

    • Marked as answer by TobiasSand Saturday, November 22, 2008 2:15 PM
    Saturday, November 22, 2008 10:19 AM
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  • I Solved it!

    i logged on to the server via remote desktop
    opened up IIS manager, clicked properties on default website chose directory security
    i tried to view certificate but it didn´t work so i clicked server certificate and chose replace
    the current certificate.

    And after that it worked!! everything is up and running!

    Thank you Olaf for pointing me in the right direction with the WHS security certificate.

    /Tobias
    • Marked as answer by TobiasSand Saturday, November 22, 2008 2:15 PM
    Saturday, November 22, 2008 2:15 PM

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  • Hi,
    Windows Home server brings its own domain for that, homeserver.com, which is free. Makers of Windows Home Server hardware like HP may provide an own domain as well. TZO.com domain seems only to be free for the first year, see here:
    http://www.mediasmartserver.net/wiki/index.php?title=TZO.COM_and_HP_MediaSmart_Information

    If you wish to use tzo.com on top of that custom domain provided by WHS, you possible could configure this domain in your router (if it supports) or check, if they offer a software, which you can install on the WHS or a client PC to register the IP address of your router there. For other options and further details you can also find contacts for TZO support on the given link.

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:57 AM
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  • I did register the domain with TZO when i set up the remote access on my homeserver the first time
    and it did work just fine, but i unconfigured the domain name and have to set it up again
    and it wont let me use the domain name that i first registered in remote access.
    Wednesday, November 19, 2008 10:00 AM
  • I don't use the TZO domain that HP provides (the homesrver.com domain is fine for my purposes) but I believe it's tied to the account information you provided when you registered it. You will probably have to use the same information to regain access to the domain (if you can do so at all). You may want to call HP support for assistance.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:27 PM
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  • The only options you get when setting up the custom domain name is either a new custom domain name
    or transfer an existing domain name to TZO.COM, but either of those options work.

    THis is what i did the first time i set up the domain name:
    http://www.myhomeserver.com//?page_id=50

    Now when i have to do it again (after i unconfigured the domain name)
    it wont let me use my domain name again.

    /Tobias

    Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:23 PM
  • Well, as I said, I don't use TZO. :)

    I think you should contact HP. Presumably there's a way to recover that domain name, and they're the ones who should be able to tell you how.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Wednesday, November 19, 2008 6:58 PM
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  • I contacted TZO and they fixed it for me in no time!

    /Tobbe
    Thursday, November 20, 2008 12:02 PM
  • So i solved the domain name problem, but the problem now is that i cant set up remote access
    i have manually forwarded the ports in my router (80, 443, 55000, 56000)

    I get an red cross under "Verify that remote access is available on your home server"
    i can access the server with http://serverlocalIP But i can´t access the server with https://serverlocalIP

    Anyone got any smart ideas?

    /Tobbe

    Friday, November 21, 2008 10:01 PM
  • Hi,
    no need to forward 55000 and 56000, but you miss port 4125 for RDP proxy.
    For testing access you should use the server name, i.e. https://server. (of course only internal within the LAN, while from remote the server.domain.com would do the job)
    Maybe the IP address is not allowed to be used for https for security purposes, also security certificates are not bound to server IP addresses, but to names.

    If the server cannot be accessed from outside, this may have various reasons, i.e.
    • your ISP is blocking some ports
    • Firewall in the location you are (corporate environment or public area) blocking ports other than 80
    • forwarding does not happen properly (server changed IP address or other router/network misconfiguration)

    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:54 AM
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  • Hi

    i have tried to acces the servern with http://server that works but when i try to access with https://server it doesnt work

    Everything has worked  great until i accidentally removed the domain name.. now that i have reinstalled the domain name
    I cant access  https://server
    (i tried to access the server with the internall name)


    /Tobias

    Saturday, November 22, 2008 10:10 AM
  • Hi,
    if you use https://server you should get a message about a certificate error and on that page 3 links (basically saying close page, continue loading of page, more information).
    Is this the site you see or what exactly do you get on your screen? Maybe your WHS security certificate is not valid at all after reinstalling, but I cannot tell how other domains than homeserver.com handle this.
    (Also port forwarding in router has nothing to do with the inhouse access within the same subnet.)
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf

    • Marked as answer by TobiasSand Saturday, November 22, 2008 2:15 PM
    Saturday, November 22, 2008 10:19 AM
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  • Hi again :)

    It´s not an certificate error i get its another error basicly that the page can not be found. (or something like that i have a swedish browser..)
    the page doesn't exist on the server?

    maybe i should e-mail tzo again about the security certificate?

    /Tobias
    Saturday, November 22, 2008 12:30 PM
  • I Solved it!

    i logged on to the server via remote desktop
    opened up IIS manager, clicked properties on default website chose directory security
    i tried to view certificate but it didn´t work so i clicked server certificate and chose replace
    the current certificate.

    And after that it worked!! everything is up and running!

    Thank you Olaf for pointing me in the right direction with the WHS security certificate.

    /Tobias
    • Marked as answer by TobiasSand Saturday, November 22, 2008 2:15 PM
    Saturday, November 22, 2008 2:15 PM