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I've enjoyed listening to some of the HomeServer Show podcasts! They are excellent. And now I am in need of a little assistance.




I setup a brand new Homeserver for a small office about a month ago. Everything works fine except I am unable to use the Domain name set up. Under Remote Web Access and Domain Name I follow the steps to get a personalized domain name from Microsoft, I put in the hotmail user account and password that has been tested, it trys to connect to Winodws Live Services and then I get a window saying:


"An Error occurred while setting up your domain name"

the domain name was not set up for your 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've tried again and again.


At the same time I see an event log which says:



Faulting application name: WLIDSVC.EXE, version: 6.500.3165.0, time stamp: 0x4a8b055b

Faulting module name: HWDeviceLogin.dll, version: 6.500.3165.0, time stamp: 0x4a8b055b

Exception code: 0xc0000005

Fault offset: 0x0000000000034210

Faulting process id: 0x660

Faulting application start time: 0x01cd1b566877cec0

Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE

Faulting module path: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\HWDeviceLogin.dll

Report Id: 0a749065-8a47-11e1-9b45-001a92cd0955


I have reinstalled the Windows Live ID sign-in Assistant. I have also tried connecting to different routers.


I was wondering if anyone could give me a hint as to how I might solve this and get the domain name working.


Thanks for you time and attention!



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What is the network configuration for the server? DHCP or Static? Have you verified the Time Zone Settings?

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Try using a DHCP address. You always create a reservation within the DHCP configuration. I'd also flush the DNS.

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ok. I'll have to do that later so I don't interrupt the network.

I'll let you know.





I just tried the DNS flush without success. I'll try the the DHCP later.


Again, thanks.

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ipconfig /flushdns


from the server


I also found this while researching your issue:




Here's what solved this issue for me:

Whenever I tried a domain registration Event Viewer showed Windows Live Sign-in Assistant as the module that was throwing errors.

So I decided to uninstall Windows Live Sign-in Assistant. And then I downloaded and installed it again from here:


Note: It will then appear as Windows Live Essentials 2011 in Control Panel Programs List.

Run Windows Update to get the latest version. Tried domain registration again and it worked.

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That link doesn't work for me.


But I found a newer version of the sign in assistant than I had which does appear in the programs list as Windows live Essentials 2011.


Alas, that didn't work either.




calling it a night...

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