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Lights Out service stops running on WIN 10 client
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 184.108.40.2068. What should I do to get LO working properly on this Wn 10 client?
WHS 2011 not working on El Capitan
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!
Launchpad Not Working In Win10
Upgraded machine from win7 to win10
Launchpad was not connecting to server and only allowed "sign-in offline"
uninstalled connector, restart, reinstall connector didn't fix.
Went into Services and had to start "windows server health service" & "Windows server client back up provider service"; both of which are set to "automatic", but were not started.
Did a restart and those two services still didn't "automatically" restart.
Anyone know how to "force" an automatic service to automatically start? Or, any other suggestions?
I have three machines connected and this is the only machine which exhibits this behavior.
Multiple Server Os On Same Network
I am running WHS 2011 on Hp G7 microserver and I have a mediasmart server with software for WHS v1. I have also just bought a Hp Proliant m10 and windows Essential 2012 OS, but it is not up yet.
The questions for others that might have tried this... In a nutshell, can I run all 3 servers on the same home network using 3 different server OS's?
I want to make Windows Essential 2012 my media server while the microserver using WHS 2011 is everything else.
The mediasmart WHS v1 would be a "portable" server. I know the idea of a "portable" server is odd, but I essentially want to use it to keep off site backups of parents computers and my sisters family computers while parking it at my house. I could also use it as a big external hard drive to transfer media (assuming it can be used on the same home network as the other two servers).
I have a hunch the problems will happen with the connector software and if this is the case I am thinking I could put a Vista and XP mini I have on the WHS v1 network at my house, but before I mess with this I want to see if others have done this already?
I am in the market for a UPS. Obviously I want it to protect the server against power-outs but I also need it to ensure the server is shut down properly in case of such. Aside from capacity and top output, what should I look for? Any recommendations?