PINKTULIP

Cannot find server WHS 2011 with connector

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I have just rebuilt my desktop PC, with a new SSD, and wanted to do a fresh build rather than a restore from a backup.

 

The PC is all fine and dandy, but I cannot get the connector software to find my home server.

 

I have a win7 ultimate PC

Netbios is in place on both server and PC

I can see the server on my network,

I can browse to the Shares on my home server

I can RDP into my homeserver

I can ping its IP address from my PC

I can ping my PC from my homeserver (whilst RDP'd in)

 

I have tried running the connector software from the server and directly from the PC by copying the files locally

 

IN addition if i go to servername/connect i get a 'cannot connect' error

 

My broadband router is the DHCP server and all devices are set to get an IP address from the DHCP server.

 

I cannot think of anything else to try.

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Temporarily disable any anti-virus running to see if this helps along with checking your firewall rules. There are two ways to find the server, either by hostname or IP, does neither work? You might be able to trick the client by first ampping a network drive to the server and then trying to install the connector.

 

Just some random things to try.

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I have disabled Av and Windows firewall and Router Firewall - no help

 

I have mapped NW drives - no help

 

I have not tried to connect via IP address though, how do you do this?

 

Rgds

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The connector software will ask for either a hostname or IP address.

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I have just rebuilt my desktop PC, with a new SSD, and wanted to do a fresh build rather than a restore from a backup.

 

The PC is all fine and dandy, but I cannot get the connector software to find my home server.

 

I have a win7 ultimate PC

Netbios is in place on both server and PC

I can see the server on my network,

I can browse to the Shares on my home server

I can RDP into my homeserver

I can ping its IP address from my PC

I can ping my PC from my homeserver (whilst RDP'd in)

 

I have tried running the connector software from the server and directly from the PC by copying the files locally

 

IN addition if i go to servername/connect i get a 'cannot connect' error

 

My broadband router is the DHCP server and all devices are set to get an IP address from the DHCP server.

 

I cannot think of anything else to try.

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

 

use this it works every time

 

Windows Server Solutions Find My Server Wizard

 

http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=23621

 

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Since this is a new install, is the machine "fully" patched?

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and if my link above doesnt work , go into router look for server ip and use ikons suggestion :)

 

LOL :D

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Hello all!!

 

 

I have a win7 ultimate.

I am experiencing a similar issue. However, I can install the connector software, and open it initially. Once I restart the machine, it will never connect again.

 

I have also tried....

 

 

Netbios is in place on both server and PC

I can see the server on my network,

I can browse to the Shares on my home server

I can RDP into my homeserver

I can ping its IP address from my PC

I can ping my PC from my homeserver (whilst RDP'd in)

Tried Find My Server (It was a shot)

Tried disabling Firewall

Tried Disabling MS Security Essentials

 

Any Suggestions??

 

KD

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Make sure you .Net Software is current....WHS looks for a specific version,which is 3.5 I think. You must have the correct version (v 4.0 is not 3.5)

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Hello all!!

 

 

I have a win7 ultimate.

I am experiencing a similar issue. However, I can install the connector software, and open it initially. Once I restart the machine, it will never connect again.

 

I have also tried....

 

 

Netbios is in place on both server and PC

I can see the server on my network,

I can browse to the Shares on my home server

I can RDP into my homeserver

I can ping its IP address from my PC

I can ping my PC from my homeserver (whilst RDP'd in)

Tried Find My Server (It was a shot)

Tried disabling Firewall

Tried Disabling MS Security Essentials

 

Any Suggestions??

 

KD

 

when you say disabled firewall you did that on both machines right ? and for sure do JMWills request above

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as jmwills said, .NET is very important to proper functioning of the connector. You may even have to uninstall all versions of .NET and reinstall 3.5 only.

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Yes, most of this found this out with Windows 8. 4.0 came with the first round of Windows updates and we had to go back and install 3.5. Both can co-exist.

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