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Windows Live Custom Domains (.homeserver.com) Dynamic DNS Outage?

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nlitend1

I released my domain in order to move it to a whs test machine and now have been trying for over 48 hours to re-establish my domain on my production box. I am able to log in with my Windows Live ID and I am able to choose a registered name associated with that account..but when it moves to the step..."Connecting to the Windows Server domain name service provider..." it hangs and eventually throws an error "The Domain name was not set up for you server. Wait a few minutes and run the wizard again. An unexpected or unknown problem occurred. Please wait a few minutes, and then try again."

 

I have set the ports 80 and 443 to forward to my server as before and able to see the server page via remotely placing in the WAN IP address (of course the cert does not recognize the web address and fails for remote access though)

 

Any ideas? I have a hard time believing it would have been down for this long...but really have no idea where to go from here. Has anyone re-registered successfully in the past 2 days?

 

Thanks,

 

nlitend1

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jmwills

2 days, no, but within the past week, yes. Flush the DNS cache from that machine and see what happens.

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nlitend1

2 days, no, but within the past week, yes. Flush the DNS cache from that machine and see what happens.

 

Thanks for the reply. ran ipconfig/ flushdns on the production server with same result. Is there anything else?

 

EDIT: I might also add that this WHS 2011 is running in a Virtualbox VM on top of windows 7. Network adapter is bridged.

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jmwills

Does the remote setting point back to the test machine?

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nlitend1

Does the remote setting point back to the test machine?

No, i never got it to work on the test machine. Giving up on that... just want it back to my main box :)

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ikon

I was wondering exactly what you meant by "released my domain"?

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nlitend1

I was wondering exactly what you meant by "released my domain"?

 

i'm not sure 'release' is the right word. (IIRC that's what the option said when i removed my xxx.homeserver.com entry on the production machine though) It basically 'released' xxx.homeserver.com so it could be attached to a different server.

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ikon

i'm not sure 'release' is the right word. (IIRC that's what the option said when i removed my xxx.homeserver.com entry on the production machine though) It basically 'released' xxx.homeserver.com so it could be attached to a different server.

 

Ah. This is a specific WHS thing? Got it.

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nlitend1

Ah. This is a specific WHS thing? Got it.

Ah, yes. It's the wizard that runs under server settings > remote web access > Domain name in WHS 2011.

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nlitend1

Update! It got it working. I noticed that the time on the server was 2 minutes behind my laptop when using RDP...so I did the manual "update now" to the clock and it worked the first try after. No idea how the time can lag behind when it's set to sync with "time.windows.com"...but I think manually updating the clock fixed the error. Maybe coincidence, not really sure. Thanks for all the help guys! WHS FTW :)

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