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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 126.96.36.1998. 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!
I've enjoyed reading your book on the Windows 10 Home Server, and I'm ready to dig in to the project. I'm planning to use the Fractal chassis. I'm having problems though finding an ASUS Z97i-Plus Motherboard. It's out of stock at Newegg and Fry's. Do you have any alternate suggestions that will work with the other recommended hardware?
Server Build Advice for Novice
I'm new to this community and also new to networks and servers in general. I'm an undergraduate student and looking to build my first server to run in my apartment/home. I'm a college student so I'd like to save money anywhere I can but I'd like to cap the build at $800. I'm looking to use the server to host my personal website (outsourced currently), as well as to use as a datastore for various mobile applications I develop in my free time. Overall, I'm just looking for a playground to mess around with so I can learn more about the client-server architecture and networking by programming network, server, and client applications. I'm also interested in building the actual device instead of justing buying a NAS system.
As far as operating systems go, I was planning to run either the freeNAS open source, which seems to be highly promoted online, or just a version of Ubuntu since I'm more familiar with that OS.
I'd appreciate any advice on my choices for the build and OS, as well as suggestions on where I should upgrade or save money. I plan on ordering the parts in the next week so I encourage you to manipulate or criticize the build and point out any errors I may have made.
Home Server Build
Case DIYPC Cuboid-R Black/Red USB 3.0 Gaming Micro-ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/1 x 200mm LED Red Fan x Front, 1 x120mm LED Red Fan x rear http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811353062 $70 Motherboard SUPERMICRO MBD-X10SLL-F-O uATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813182819 $168 Processor Intel Xeon E3-1226 v3 Haswell 3.3GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1150 84W Server Processor BX80646E31226V3 Note: This has integrated graphics but I couldn't determine if that was necessary for me. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117319 $225 RAM Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Server Memory Model CT2KIT102472BD160B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148770 $120 Hard Drives - 3x Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Retail kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148910 $85 x 3 = $255
Thank you for all your help!
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?