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    If you are interested in testing the new Windows Home Server 2011 release from Microsoft I highly recommend it.  Yes, it’s the dreaded screen shot post!  Lots of screen shots of the process.

     

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    If you are running a version 1 connector you will have to un-install it.  Don’t expect to re-install to that server until you get rid of the 2011 connector though.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

     

    Get the 2011 server up and running first.  I would recommend creating a user as well.  Then in a web browser navigate to:  http://yourservername/connect

     

    Much like version 1 of WHS you will download the connector file to run on your computer that you want to connect to WHS2011.

     

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    Run the downloaded file and it will attempt to locate your 2011 server.

     

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    30 Minutes or more?  Whoa.

     

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    The process on my machine was around 5 minutes.  That includes zapping all of these dang screen shots.

     

    The process is also much cleaner, faster, and nicer looking than the old one.

     

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    The one thing I found that I didn't like is the Launchpad and Dashboard icons are not placed on the desktop.  I'm so used to having those with version 1 that I want to see them on the desktop.

     

    Now the bad news.  Trying to reconnect to your v1 server will not work.  At least it didn’t for me.  You can still get to your shares on the version 1 server.  It's a server after all.  You just can't back up the PC to it.  Let’s hope a workaround will be found for this.

     

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    Hi, I had constant issues with getting the connector SW installed: Every time typing the http://servername/connect, an authorization dialog box would appear. Entering the correct user/PW would then link to a "http 404 error" What was the issue / resolution? I had installed the "out of the box" Sharepoint foundation solution with the default web-page. And Bingo, this one dissables the Homeserver standard web-pages on port 80 [also remote access by the way] as it's using port 80 as well. Solution for me to install the connector: Remote login to the homeserver 2011, start from start/Administrator tools the IIS manager. Move to the "sites"menu Then on the right, stop the port 80 SP web-site, restart the default webpage at the top using port 80as well. Yes, the http://servername/connect works again. Ok, have to sort out the sharepoint thing moving to another port...
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    Matze, Your a life saver, I had been looking for the resolution all day for this exact issue. I had Sharepoint installed for TFS and didn't know that this was the same port. Many thanks to you sir!!!!
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    i keep getting this message when i try initiate the connector software. 500 - Internal server error. The server is built in Oracle Virtualbox. The virtualbox network adapter is set up as bridged, and the server is receiving a dhcp address from the router All my PCs are connected to the network group that i created using the server. All PCs are able to see and access server shares. All PCs met server connection requirements. connect will not download the connection software.
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