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Windows Home Server Connector Failing to Install

Windows Home Server Connector Failing to Install

I'm having some difficulty getting the Windows Home Server Connector to work on multiple machines. My Home Server server is up and running and working perfectly with my main PC (which has the Connector installed). Now I'm trying to install the Connector on subsequent PCs with no luck.

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Guest [Entry]

I would copy the entire Home Server Connector software to your local drive and run it from there. In a few cases I've had failures where running directly from the home server failed but running the exe from the local machine worked fine.
Guest [Entry]

"Try turning off the firewall on your systems for a few minutes to see if they're blocking your communications (remember to turn it back on afterwards).

If you're running OneCare (which overrides the default Firewall), check to ensure that it isn't locking you down with its firewall. I've had it reset to a Public security configuration after it pulls down updates in the past, which blocks many network services."
Guest [Entry]

"""I'll bet you're using non-ANSI characters in your system password. For some reason, they boogered the handling of the password in the web-service protocol that the Connector uses to talk to the server. I've got an open issue on the Microsoft Connect about this (as well as one they shouldn't have closed.

So, change the WHS Administrator password to a (much less secure) one that doesn't have extended-characters in it.

How rediculous is this. They make you use characters to have a safe password!
First they dont update to PRPP1 and dont tell anyone, now this. Many frustrations with MS products lately.

After PP2 force update I can not get the connector software to install on any of my machines. This reminds me of the old days of win95/98 when MS had no clue.....
They dont seem to learn!!"