WHS 2011 crashes after windows updates RRS feed

  • Question

  • when I came in to work this morning, 3 xp computers were saying "update."  server also required updates.

    I updated all computers and WHS 2011.  Now nothing works.

    When I check in on the console it shows all computers and server online.  However, it shows all backups as unsuccessful.  When I try a manual backup, it goes to 6% and stops.

    When i click on the individual client computers, it says no backups available.  Does anyone know what went wrong?

    Sometimes, it will show all old backups and the last few (the manual atempts) as unsuccessful.

    Jack Pinion

    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 9:05 PM

All replies

  • Hi Oldfert,

    You can go to Microsoft Connect Site to file a bug and upload your log. Their product manager will help you to resolve your problem.


    Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:10 AM
  • Hi Oldfert,

    Have you seen any alert like backup service is not running in the alert viewer? If so, please repair this alert, also, could you attach a screenshot?

    BTW: The title you set here is "WHS 2011 crashes"? what crash you see? Dashboard crash?

    Tony Ni.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012 9:41 AM
  • Hi,

    Please clarify what WHS components crash or WHS cannot boot?

    Based on the current situation, Please refer to the following Microsoft TechNet articles for how to troubleshoot the issue:

    Repair Windows Server Backup


    Troubleshooting Backup and Restore


    If it does not work, you may restore the system and try to install the updates one by one to find out what update causes the issue.


    Arthur Li

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, August 17, 2012 5:37 AM
  • Thanks for your reply.

    I have checked all the usual suspects.  It is now Sat at 6:00 A.M.  I'm going to reformat, re-install.

    I'm tired of fooling with it.  When Microsoft software breaks, I've found the only solution (that I am smart enough to implement) is to start over again from scratch.

    Thankfully, none of my 4 computers went down this week.

    Jack Pinion

    Saturday, August 18, 2012 10:56 AM