Hi everyone, We're coming up to We Got Served's ten year anniversary and I've been taking a good look at the site to work through some plans for the future. I wanted to give you all a couple of weeks notice that I'll be closing WGS Forums at the end of this month. As you'll be aware, the forums were opened to support Windows Home Server users and have done so brilliantly, thanks to everyone's participation. However, with each day that passes, there are fewer and fewer WHS deployments out there, meaning that forum registrations and traffic has now dwindled. I've tried a few times over the years to test some forums on related or adjacent topics, however, they simply haven't caught on. It's clear that these were always going to be predominately Windows Home Server forums and, with the passing of that platform, they've served their purpose well. So, please take some time to archive anything you need over the next two weeks. Access to the forums will end on Jan 31st 2017. Many, many thanks once again for your participation and support here. It's been a great community! Very best wishes Terry
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I currently run "My Movies"/Server Client on my WHS 2011. I use this setup as a central database for my movie collections and a way to stream movies to 2 - HTPCs, 1 - xBox, 2 - iPads. I don't use my WHS for client back-ups, etc. Since "My Movies" uses Windows Media Center (WMC) and both WMC & WHS 2011 are no longer strategic/supported by Microsoft, as I move to a new Media Center solution (Kodi/Emby), I would also like to move my WHS 2011 to Windows 10.
Is there a way to do this where I can keep my current Shares (12 TBs on separate drives, OS on its own drive) in tact or do I have to start from scratch (hope not).
Let me know if you have questions to provide me with the best guidance.
Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.
Hopefully I have enough clues below for someone to help me figure out how to troubleshoot this. I am no longer able to log in to my WhS 2011 Server via the Dashboard on either of my two clients. I get this Windows error:
Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:
1) Remote access to the server is not enabled
2) The remote computer is turned off
3) The remote computer is not available on the network
However, I can access the Server's shared folders from either client, and I can remote login to the server from either client. When I remote login, I can start the WHS desktop via the Dashboard app there. I just can't login from either of the client Dashboards. Any ideas what could be causing this?
Lights-Out installed correctly on my WHS2011 (Home Server 2011), but if I try to schedule a sleep mode, it says this option is not available.
It will allow me to schedule a shutdown, but it does not actually work in my tests.
I also checked from the Start Button and Sleep is grayed out only shut down is available.
The computer/server is an eMachine running WHS2011 but formerly running Win 7 pro, and it would goto sleep mode on that OS.
Is WHS2011 blocking this setting ?
Thanks for anyone's help..
Just a quick question. Does Windows Home Server 2011 still get security updates etc.? I know it's no longer supported by Microsoft, but am I right in thinking that it's based on Server 2008 R2, which is supported until 2020? Or has Microsoft completely stopped updates to WHS 2011?
I am trying to support my church with an issue they have with their WHS 2011 system. They have an HP desktop pc that was running under 8.1 and backing up fine to their WHS 2011 system. A week ago, the admin must of accidently hit something to schedule an upgrade to Win 10. As soon as that happened, the connector would no longer connect to the server. I uninstalled the connector and tried reinstalling it. Everything looks like it is working great until the very end and the status bar suddenly starts going backwards until an error comes up that says an error occurred and most of the installation has been deleted. I have made sure all the updates on both the pc and server have been installed. I have rebooted both machines. I have tried a couple of the hotfixes suggested in different forums and I already have them on. I have the same scenario at home where a machine updated and broke the connector. I just had to uninstall and reinstall and everything was fine. I tried copying the connector from my server to the machine at church and got the same results. I also saw a post to try loading the 2012 server connector on the machine and then delete it...but that didn't help as well. I am noticing that some of the services are not turning on. I have turned on all the windows services on both machines, but still no luck. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I have spent about 6-7 hours on this issue!