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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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..
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 18.104.22.1688. What should I do to get LO working properly on this Wn 10 client?