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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!
I have 3 PC's (2 W10 Pro and 1 W7) and a server running WHS 2011.
All was well until I updated this PC to new W10 Pro install using an ASUS Z07-Pro Gamer MB, all other components are the same.
I had little trouble to install connector and dashboard started up and allowed this PC to be added as a new user and it shows me as active under user.
However, when I go to "computers and backup" this PC does not show up in the list of PC's that can be selected.
I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the connector several times, made sure I have no W10 updates pending, restarted the server all to no avail.
If I try to run backup from Launchpad I get the message "backup is not setup for this computer".
This has to be a simple error but its got me stumped - help please.
I am using WHS 2011. I have two Windows 10 clients. The laptop was upgraded in place from Windows 7 to Windows 10 several months ago and LO works fine there. The desktop was upgraded in place from Windows 7 to Windows Windows 10 yesterday and I can't get its LO service to continue running. If I manually start it, everything looks fine but after several hours the service stops.
Here are my observations that will hopefully help you determine what the problem is. With the service stopped I log into WHS 2011 and go to the LO Computers tab. For the Win10 desktop all of the items are grayed out. Back at the desktop, I right click the LO lightbulb and select About. It shows me connected to the home server. If I click the home server link it takes me to the Explorer view of the server's folders. Both client PCs are running 22.214.171.1248. What should I do to get LO working properly on this Wn 10 client?
I swear I am in the very slow process of upgrading to Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2. In the meantime, I am dependent on my old WHS 2011 which is in the old HP MEdiasmart server. It continues to work well as a network drive, and as a means to stream to my various OSMC players throughout the house. Recently however, I cannot connect to the shared folders on the lone Mac in the house. Despite being able to login through the connector, when I try to click "Shared Folders" or the "Go --> Connect to Server" method, I cannot login. I get the smb://myservername then get a login prompt, but regardless of whether I try Admin, or my name and password, or even "Guest", I get rejected. I tried re-installing the Connector, trying to login through lots of methods, restarting the server and the Mac, etc. but no dice. Any reason why this wouldn't work?? It's frustrating. I like to connect through my mac so I can move items between my various Apple Devices and the server (Calibre to transfer my books to my iPad, for example).
Thanks for any help you can offer, I'll try anything!