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Windows 7: Windows Home Server 2008 R2 Vail

11 Aug 2010   #1
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 
Windows Home Server 2008 R2 Vail

My computer running Windows Home Server Vail (Acer Veritom M464) has been up and running for a while now.

I've managed to sort out all the problems with it bar one. It refuses to show up on networks unless you look for it manually and type in the IP address etc.

When I go into device manager the ethernet driver (the one on the motherboard) is installed but there are three (that's all of them) WAN Miniports that refuse to start (IKEv2, L2TP, SSTP).

I believe the problem may be they are running on 32bit drivers but this is not forté.

Windows update and the automated driver update thing both throw up the same dodgy drivers.

Just so you are aware the Ethernet networking driver is an Nvidia nForce one.

If you require any more information or want me to be more specific please just ask.

On a related note is anyone aware of a way to add a Windows Home Server Vail (or Just a 2008/R2) shared printer to Mac when the server does not show up in a workgroup.

Oli

PS I believe this is my 1000th post (Ironically not on the subject of Windows 7 )


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11 Aug 2010   #2
ITGIRL

Windows 7 Pro. 32 bit
 
 

Oli,
How many ports do you have open for those 3 that won't start?
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11 Aug 2010   #3
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ITGIRL View Post
Oli,
How many ports do you have open for those 3 that won't start?
I honestly don't have a clue, I didn't even configure them. They are just there not working, not letting me do anything with them.

Oli
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11 Aug 2010   #4
bigg123

Windows 7
 
 

You should try turning off your Windows firewall.
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11 Aug 2010   #5
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigg123 View Post
You should try turning off your Windows firewall.
It's not that they aren't doing thy're job it's that they won't start with the error 10 message in the driver properties and aren't doing they're job.

Oli
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11 Aug 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Usually it's A/V software that causes these types of problems but with VAIL being beta and all there are quite a few bugs still to be worked out.

Maybe this VAIL problem solver will help you find out what the problem is.
Windows Home Server Code Name "Vail" Beta Forum
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12 Aug 2010   #7
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Usually it's A/V software that causes these types of problems but with VAIL being beta and all there are quite a few bugs still to be worked out.

Maybe this VAIL problem solver will help you find out what the problem is.
Windows Home Server Code Name "Vail" Beta Forum
Thanks for the link, I'll have a look through.

Although Vail itself is in beta, the operating system it's based on is not (Server 2008 R2) and I would imagine Microsoft wouldn't change anything (major at least) to do with networking between this and R2; however it could still well be bug.

Thanks again.

Oli
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12 Aug 2010   #8
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I was reading through the list of bugs with VAIL and it's long I can tell you that. So many bugs it's crazy but I guess that is the point of this beta release is to get people to report the bugs so they can be fixed.

There is one strange bug where you need to set the timezone to pacific time before the install "even if your zone is different" otherwise a bunch of strange stuff happens.

I think I'm going to have to try and download this new server and see what it's all about.

Thanks for reporting back in Osholt, let me know if you ever get this problem resolved.
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12 Aug 2010   #9
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I was reading through the list of bugs with VAIL and it's long I can tell you that. So many bugs it's crazy but I guess that is the point of this beta release is to get people to report the bugs so they can be fixed.

There is one strange bug where you need to set the timezone to pacific time before the install "even if your zone is different" otherwise a bunch of strange stuff happens.

I think I'm going to have to try and download this new server and see what it's all about.

Thanks for reporting back in Osholt, let me know if you ever get this problem resolved.
I will, I experienced that bug (I'm on installation 3.0 because of it ).

It's a great OS, just make sure you have enough HDD space and that you have 64 bit Windows 7/Vista drivers for the system you install it on.

Oli
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15 Aug 2010   #10
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Sounds good osholt, I'm in the process of installing an SSD into my main rig so I can use one of my two 250GB drives in my Dell machine that will soon have VAIL installed on it.
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