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WHS Connector Service crashes on starting RRS feed

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  • I need some help here.

     

    I am using the RC versio nof WHS and I have 5 PCs around the house and everything worked week until last week. I upgraded one PC and reinstalled Vista Ultimate. When I installed WHS connector, the installation can't complete sucessfully. It stopped at about 80% in the progress bar and a popup windows came up complaining that the WHS Connector service crashed and stopped working. I am sure that the installation procedure tries to start the service. But since the service can't be started correctly and the installation can't be completed.

     

    IN the WIndows that says that the service crashes, I was given the option to 'search solutions from Microsoft.com'. When I did that, a solution window showed in the systen tray and complaining that I am using the Beta version of the WHS and said that the beta period is expried and I should upgrade to released version.  The WHS I am using will not be expried until January 8th and all my other PCs are using WHS without problem.

     

    Since I can't complete the installation, what I did is to set the WHS Connector service to start manually and forced reboot. Now the WHS connector is partially installed and I can not use it nor I can uninstall it since it is not listed in 'Program and feature' list. 

     

    What I can do from this point? Can anyone provide some informatio nor procedure so I can use the WHS again?

     

    Thanks in advance.  

    Sunday, November 4, 2007 3:46 PM

Answers

  • I take it you were using the "latest" version of the client software for your version of WHS?

     

    Were you using the connector CD, connection to the share, or a local copy?

     

    I would be tempted to do a clean install of Vista again to be honest - failing that, you have tried a System Restore to a time before you tried installing the client?

     

    Andrew

     

     

    Sunday, November 4, 2007 4:09 PM
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  • I take it you were using the "latest" version of the client software for your version of WHS?

     

    Were you using the connector CD, connection to the share, or a local copy?

     

    I would be tempted to do a clean install of Vista again to be honest - failing that, you have tried a System Restore to a time before you tried installing the client?

     

    Andrew

     

     

    Sunday, November 4, 2007 4:09 PM
    Moderator
  • I am using the client software that comes with the WHS RC versio nand I am not sure if that is 'latest version' or not. I store the WHS installation in the WHS server and I can access it from the PC where I was installing the client.

     

    If there is anyway I can avoid the reinstalling the Vista I would like to try. So you mean that something in the Vista may malfunctioning? I haven't tried a System Restore and that could be the next step for trouble shooting.

     

    At this moment, I wold like to know if anyone had the similiar issue.

     

    Sunday, November 4, 2007 4:20 PM
  • Hi Jeffrey

     

    Yes, you are using the latest version for your beta edition.

     

    And yes, I think the problem may be with the Vista client as the installation stops at 80%. The problem now is that you have tweaked your installation on Vista so you are really never going to be sure it will work 100%. Try the system restore first, then copy the setup file from the WHS locally to the client, and then try it.


    Andrew

     

    Sunday, November 4, 2007 5:40 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi, Andrew

     

    I found a system restore point before I installed WHS and restore the Vista to that point. I then reinstalled the WHS connector. Now everything works fine. Thanks for the advice.

    Thursday, November 8, 2007 3:10 AM