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I successfully installed the connector on my Win 8.1 system without issue.

But, now my HTPC running WIn7 Pro will not find the server via http://SERVERNAME/Connect.

 

Yes, I did uninstall the previous WHS2011 connector. I also searched my Windows update for "Server" and uninstalled the connector from here as well.

 

1) I created a user account on WS2012E R2 for my HTPC - used the same USER NAME & Password that I use to log-in to the HTPC. (same procedure I used to successfully connect my Win 8.1 client PC)

2) I then followed http://www.tinkertry.com/ws2012e-connector/ REG fix to avoid adding my HTPC to the domain (as I've heard joining the domain on a HTPC that is the host for WMC extenders (Ceton Echo & XBOX360) will break the extenders connecting).

 

3) opened IE and entered http://stelvio/Connect & the system fails to find the server & I immediately see this: (my server's name is stelvio)

 

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I have a DLink DIR-655 router and it seems the router is sending the url (http://stelvio/Connect) out for a web search????

 

Please help my figure out what's going on here. 

 

Thanks

 

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Quite right your DNS resolution is shot. Just use the IP address for the server instead of the name for now.   What's the IP address of the server and, more importantly, what DNS server is the Win 7

Substitute the IP Address of the server for "servername".

 

What are are the DNS setting for the Win7 client?  DHCP and DNS should be coming from your server.

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Quite right your DNS resolution is shot. Just use the IP address for the server instead of the name for now.

 

What's the IP address of the server and, more importantly, what DNS server is the Win 7 client using. I would hazard a guess that you are using your router for DHCP and it's giving out duff information (well at least as far as the domain is concerned) for DNS and domain name.

 

The perils of skipping domain joining when you have a domain controller!

 

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Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.

 

Oh wait, Sorry. To early for that one.

 

Yes St3lvio, Server 2012 R2 Essentials does go online to find the connector. Sounds mental, but I guess Microsoft wants you to have the latest version. Also uninstalling the connector is also different. Instead of looking in Add/Remove Programs, you have to look at Installed Updates.

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OK, thanks for the replies. 

 

I connected using the IP (should have thought of this myself...)

I installed the connector & re-booted: BUT, Now ---

 

1) WS2012 E icon in the client taskbar is green and hoving over it - says connected to sever

2) Trying to sign into server through the Launchpad (using the username and p/w of my server's network admin account) tells me the server is OFF LINE and do I want to sign in in OFF LINE MODE???

3) On the Server End - Opening Dashboard and try to set up a backup fails. Although I get all green icons for both the user account (HTPC1) for my HTPC and the device itself (MCHTPC)

4) My password meets security criteria set on the server

5) My LAN device shows IPv4 DNS Server as that of my Server's IP BUT the IPv4 DHCP is that of my clients IP ... DO these need to be the same? How to change DHCP to that of the server's? And, in TinkerTry's video - blog posts - he changes it to DHCP & NOT that of the server's ??? Help here

 

6) In Windows explorer's Network window all my computers on my network show up (including the Server's media device) BUT NO Server computer

7) If I select to sign in in OFF LINE mode from the launchpad and hit my server shares - I see shortcuts - but also the server itself shows up and so do all my shares. I run JRiver MC for my music and it connects using the same path without issue - SO, I AM connected - BUT backups and accessing the Launchpad to sign-in are Broken..

 

Any advice? Again, I don't want to be on the domain as I feel I'll break my WMC extends from accessing TV - which would then end up in a clean Re-Install of windows - which is what I want to avoid - as my HTPC has been bullet proof for a long time.

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From the client you are working on run an ipconfig /all    (start>run>cmd   type ipconfig /all   and post those results

 

Also need to know what is the IP address of the server.   (these are all internal records so you are not exposing anything to the outside world)

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From the client you are working on run an ipconfig /all    (start>run>cmd   type ipconfig /all   and post those results

 

Also need to know what is the IP address of the server.   (these are all internal records so you are not exposing anything to the outside world)

 

Thanks for the help jm

 

Here's my ipconfig /all- my server is 192.168.0.110 and is reserved in my router. 

You can also see my Ceton InfiniTV4 also has an ip - hope that isn't breaking my connection to WS2012E ?? (I do not want to break that connection as it works great)

It's internal to the HTPC client I believe at 192.168.200.1 and my router gives it an ip at 192.168.0.112 (which is also the same ip as the Ceton Echo extender) 

 

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Also, the services running on the client:

 

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Also, here what I see after attempting to connect via the LaunchPad and it telling me the Server is OffLine (But, I can still access the shares (ONLY when viewing folder through the LaunchPad UI....) 

 

This wouldn't be a big deal - as this client is a purely used as an HTPC. BUT - I want the client back-ups back...

 

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I still think it's DNS

 

run this:   ping -a 192.168.0.110

 

and also:  nslookup 192.168.0.110

 

and post those from notepad.(no need for the image)

 

then run:  ipconfig /flushdns

 

and the top two again   posting bot sets of results.

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Hey jm:

 

So I pinged & lookup the server and it gave me immediately without pause:

 

 
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
 
C:\Users\HTPC1>ping -a 192.168.0.110
 
Pinging STELVIO [192.168.0.110] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.110: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.110: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.110: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.110: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
 
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.110:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
 
C:\Users\HTPC1>nslookup 192.168.0.110
0.1.1.b.8.0.d.6.5.d.6.4.1.8.5.2.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.8.e.f.ip6.arpa
        primary name server = localhost
        responsible mail addr = nobody.invalid
        serial  = 1
        refresh = 600 (10 mins)
        retry   = 1200 (20 mins)
        expire  = 604800 (7 days)
        default TTL = 10800 (3 hours)
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  fe80::2581:46d5:6d08:b110
 
110.0.168.192.in-addr.arpa
        primary name server = localhost
        responsible mail addr = nobody.invalid
        serial  = 1
        refresh = 600 (10 mins)
        retry   = 1200 (20 mins)
        expire  = 604800 (7 days)
        default TTL = 10800 (3 hours)
*** No internal type for both IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses (A+AAAA) records available
 for 192.168.0.110
 
C:\Users\HTPC1>
 
What does that tell you?
 

OK, after the DNS Flush:

 

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright © 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
 
C:\Users\HTPC1>ipconfig /flushdns
 
Windows IP Configuration
 
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
 
C:\Users\HTPC1>ping -a 192.168.0.110
 
Pinging STELVIO [192.168.0.110] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.0.110: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.110: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.110: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.110: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
 
Ping statistics for 192.168.0.110:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms
 
C:\Users\HTPC1>nslookup 192.168.0.110
0.1.1.b.8.0.d.6.5.d.6.4.1.8.5.2.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.8.e.f.ip6.arpa
        primary name server = localhost
        responsible mail addr = nobody.invalid
        serial  = 1
        refresh = 600 (10 mins)
        retry   = 1200 (20 mins)
        expire  = 604800 (7 days)
        default TTL = 10800 (3 hours)
Server:  UnKnown
Address:  fe80::2581:46d5:6d08:b110
 
*** No internal type for both IPv4 and IPv6 Addresses (A+AAAA) records available
 for 192.168.0.110
 
C:\Users\HTPC1>
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