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If you get this error when trying to connect to your Home Server using Windows Home Server Console, welcome to the club.

When Googling you’ll find all kinds of advices to reinstall Connector software or even whole server. Luckily, all of those are wrong.

It turns out that all other components, like shared folder and backup connect to server using NETBIOS, but Console is using DNS resolution.

Sometimes (!) that resolves to server.your-isp.net or similar.

Solution? Stick servers IP in hosts, and restart!

Posted on Saturday, November 15, 2008 9:42 PM | Filed under: Software System |

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# re: Windows Home Server – This computer cannot connect to you home server. 12/4/2008 1:23 AM hlsathaven
Got this error msg after a WHS update (I thought) - the solution turned out to be nothing simpler than unticking the 'Local Area Connection' box on the Advanced tab of Windows firewall (which I'd turned on inadvertantly) then choose which options you want to allow access to.

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