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Finding and installing PP1 updated Connector (x86) etc RRS feed

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  • Not where the documentation said it would be. Moreover, after first installing the WHS PP1 beta, and responding to the console advice re updating the client (click https://server:55000) gets a 404 error. Found the update software in the WHS C:/WHS folder. Copied key contents to each client and installed from there. Note that simply copying WHSConnectorInstall.iso won't do the trick. I found it necessary to run the setup.exe file. Apart from all that, all now installed and running fine. Testing yet to come...

    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:21 AM

Answers

  • You may want to check out this duplicate post on the same issue:  http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3463127&SiteID=50

     

    Here is a summary of the issue:

     

    • Windows Home Server ships with a Shared Folder named "Software"
    • In the "Software" shared folder there are a couple of sub-folders that SHOULD NOT BE DELETED OR RENAMED
      • Add-Ins
      • Home PC Restore CD
      • Home Server Connector Software
    • If you DELETE OR RENAME THESE SUBFOLDERS YOUR WINDOWS HOME SERVER WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY

     

    There are a couple of things you can do:

     

    (1)  Do a "Server Reinstallation" to format the operating system partitition and reinstall the Windows Home Server software, which will re-install these Sub-folders

    (2)  On an OEM built box (e.g. HP MediaSmart, FSC Scaleo, Belinea o.center) - a backup copy of the "Software" Shared Folder can be found in c:\shares\software - you would need to copy the contents of the above sub-folders back to the visible "Software" shared folder on your home server

    (3) On a System Builder built box, you will find a subset of the Windows Home Server Connector software in the c:\whs directory.

     

    Key thing is to not delete the "Home Server Connector Software" sub-folder from the "Software" shared folder.

     

    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:29 AM

All replies

  • You may want to check out this duplicate post on the same issue:  http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=3463127&SiteID=50

     

    Here is a summary of the issue:

     

    • Windows Home Server ships with a Shared Folder named "Software"
    • In the "Software" shared folder there are a couple of sub-folders that SHOULD NOT BE DELETED OR RENAMED
      • Add-Ins
      • Home PC Restore CD
      • Home Server Connector Software
    • If you DELETE OR RENAME THESE SUBFOLDERS YOUR WINDOWS HOME SERVER WILL NOT WORK PROPERLY

     

    There are a couple of things you can do:

     

    (1)  Do a "Server Reinstallation" to format the operating system partitition and reinstall the Windows Home Server software, which will re-install these Sub-folders

    (2)  On an OEM built box (e.g. HP MediaSmart, FSC Scaleo, Belinea o.center) - a backup copy of the "Software" Shared Folder can be found in c:\shares\software - you would need to copy the contents of the above sub-folders back to the visible "Software" shared folder on your home server

    (3) On a System Builder built box, you will find a subset of the Windows Home Server Connector software in the c:\whs directory.

     

    Key thing is to not delete the "Home Server Connector Software" sub-folder from the "Software" shared folder.

     

    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:29 AM
  • Confirm as the likely reason in this case. Given that my WHS software folder is 20GB+ (it is a library, after all), tidy-minded moi had shifted the folders to a standalone folder for 'WHSSoftware'... I note Todd's thinking but my OP may serve for anyone actually uses their WHS software folder (and who is risk-managing the beta on a production system with high redundancy).

    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 12:52 AM