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      Discuss Building a Windows 10 Home Server and ask any questions as you follow the guide. 

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      Discuss your experiences with smart home temperature control devices like the Nest Learning Thermostat, Honeywell Lyric and others.

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      From Ethernet to Powerline, Wi-Fi, Routers and Switches - discuss your networking issues and victories in this forum.

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    • Server backup incomplete - Bare Metal and System State not finished
      It's the same issue than described above. Bare Metal Recovery could not be terminated. I found out that Server Backups works after a server reboot. It works once, and next time fails again. But the first backup after each reboot works.
    • Backing up Windows 10 Pro
      I am also still an owner of a WHS v1 (Tranquile). I recently bought a new Surface Pro 4 with Windows 10 pro and it won't backup either, not automatic and not manual. I think the automatic one won't even start, no failed backup in the console. If I start manually it says 'the computer failed to take a snapshot of the volume for backup'. Bummer, is it finally time to replace it with a NAS? And if so, which one? :/
    • Replace WHS2011 - 2012E or wait for 2016E
      Welcome. And yeah, the initial downloader is very small. It tend downloads the necessary components, which are GBs in size.    As for the WIn 7 Ultimate system, try this:
    • Creating Boot Keys for Win7 & Win10 Clients
      I seem to have found a solution - download Windows Kits and installing on the server. I am now getting the normal dialogue and steps to create a boot key on the Client Computer Backup - Tools tab. 
    • Replace WHS2011 - 2012E or wait for 2016E
      Thanks Drashna!! I'd been following various links on the ADK topic - I found one for Windows Kits: It downloads a small downloader app - the app then can download the Windows Kits files which can be put on a flash drive.  There is an adksetup.exe on the flash drive that installs on the server. After installing I have been able to create boot keys for Win7 and Win10 clients.  I have a old laptop that I'll test bare metal restores to. My next challenge is a Win7 Ultimate PC, I've connected 2 Win7 Home Premium clients but I kept having trouble with the one PC and then realized it is Win7 Ultimate and is confused since it supports a domain - I have had it for several years and use it in Homegroup mode.  It keeps hanging after I provide the admin credentials when the dashboard is trying to install from the server.  I keep winding up with "cannot connect to the server" error. I did figure out the Media Pack and installed it and validated that media streaming seems to work OK.  
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