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      By The Solutor · Posted

      First tmessage here just to inform you that i managed to get finally working (fully working) WMC on Vail.

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      This is a problem that plagued me on Windows 7 clients, Windows 8 clients , Windows 8.1 clients and now on WIndows 10 clients as well. Sometimes though it seems that all is well and some of the connected PC's can launch the launchpad and get connected. But then other PC's do get a disconnect. I ahve tried to have more user accounts, but to no avail. As it is an intermittent problem (more often than not) I suspect the root cause is somewhere in the undelying connection between WHS and al of its clients. Every client has received  the newest NET and MS updates, so that is not a problem. Every PCclient has its AntiVirus updated (I use several, but that does not make any difference at all), and has its MS firewall ON. Now I have put every PC and the WHS in a homegroup. I can see the WHS in the network, connect to shares, instigate a remote desktop connection from the client to the server. Probably , as it is end of life, MS does not bother anymore. Suggestion is then to abandon WHS as I have doen before on a different home installation and get along with at least 8.1 (and file history ON). So in short : unless MS does something about this issue, re-installing clients or servers does not help.   Cheers, A not so happy WHS user, Wim  
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