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Windows 7: Windows Server 2008 R2 Homegroup errors

23 Mar 2009   #1
hoffies4

windows 7 64bit 7057
 
 
Windows Server 2008 R2 Homegroup errors

Has anyone messed with this yet. I keep getting an error while trying to set up the homegroup in the beta of this.

link to download Windows Server 2008


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19 Apr 2009   #2
FreakyFerret

 
 

Hey, just installed R2 on my home network. States the computer can't join a homegroup. I'm guessing it's a limitation of the server. After all, if you have a server in your LAN environment, you usually don't want bother with home groups.
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20 Apr 2009   #3
hoffies4

windows 7 64bit 7057
 
 

I guess we will see when the RC comes out if they decide to fix this error
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20 Apr 2009   #4
ccatlett1984

 

I wouldnt call it an error, windows server should be used with active directory. Its what it was designed to be used with. If you dont want active directory then why are you running the server OS?
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20 Apr 2009   #5
hoffies4

windows 7 64bit 7057
 
 

If its not an error then why is it built into the OS(being windows server 2008 R2) to begin with. It is an error and it will probably be fixed in the RC. i have a feeling this will also the the core of the new windows home server so i assume that's why its there.
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04 Jul 2009   #6
jokr69

Win 7, win 2008 R2, Home server
 
 
Homegroup in Server 2008

Hey ccatlett1984,

Here are just few example of WHY we would want to run homegroup rather than a AD domain and still use server 2008 R2.
1. Media Services
2. Hyper-V
If I want to run it in a homegroup, all the power to me, right. The option is there, why would MS have it there if it wern't intended for something useful?

Need I say more?
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04 Jul 2009   #7
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jokr69 View Post
Hey ccatlett1984,

Here are just few example of WHY we would want to run homegroup rather than a AD domain and still use server 2008 R2.
1. Media Services
2. Hyper-V
If I want to run it in a homegroup, all the power to me, right. The option is there, why would MS have it there if it wern't intended for something useful?

Need I say more?
What do you mean by "media services"?

If your running hyper-v you can have a vm thats not part of the domain.

I'm betting that in the RTM release, homegroup will be completely removed. They left it in while working on development.
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04 Jul 2009   #8
jokr69

Win 7, win 2008 R2, Home server
 
 
Just some thoughts.

I completely understand your point. I work with AD 2008 on a daily basis in a quite large organization 8000 users and 10000 PC's across 105 locations, so I understand your point. Howeever, I do quite a few small jobs on the sides, and a a domain is just too complex for for a non-technical small business owner. The homegroup is a perfect solution for that, in addition, I do a lot of testing at home, building, rebuilding, etc, etc. It is a pain in the butt if I have to build a domain everytime.
Anyway, media service is a package that MS released as a add on role that has to be download and installed, etc etc. I am going to try to use it to serve up my divx movies through media center with the hulu or secondrun.tv plug-in's for my media center. PS- The option to add the server to the home group disappeared when I installed Hyper-V, I am thinking ti is because it is sharing a NIC.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...dinfo2008.aspx
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04 Jul 2009   #9
jokr69

Win 7, win 2008 R2, Home server
 
 
I am bring up a 2008 R2

I am running ALL Windows 7 on my 5 home computers plus my work laptop and so far so good. Home group is a bit buggy but I will let you know what I find after it is installed. I have a feeling it is a local sec pol authentication issue.
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