My PC had the Windows home Server 2011 connector installed okay and was backing up fine for a long time (over 6 months), then it suddenly stopped backing up.
So I uninstalled the connector from the PC and tried to re-install it, but it runs and gets to the stage 'Connecting this computer to the network' where it hangs there for ~10 minutes and then gives a failure error.
I have tried renaming my PC and installing the connector again, but it fails at the same point. If I re-install it again, it says that the new PC name has been detected on the server (so it must have partially worked the first time?), but then it fails again at the same point.
My PC can access the drives on the WHS11, see all content, etc.
I have also tried installing the connector software onto a laptop that has not had it installed on before, but that failed at the same point.
I have restarted the server and PC several times.
The server lists the PC in the Home Server control panel, but has a status of 'Not set up'.
The Application log on the Windows home Server 2011 shows this error (it gets repeated several times):
Application: wmiprvse.exe Framework Version: v4.0.30319 Description: The application requested process termination through System.Environment.FailFast(string message). Message: Unexpected exception thrown from the provider: Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.MediaStreaming.MediaStreamingProviderNotAvailableException: Connecting to the Media Streaming Provider timed out. ---> System.TimeoutException: Timeout occurred waiting for connection to complete. Connection attempt is still in progress. at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.ProviderFramework.internal.ConnectorInternals.TimeoutWait.ThreadWaitHolder.WaitForTimeout(TimeSpan duration) at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.Common.ProviderFramework.ProviderConnector`1.WaitForConnection(TimeSpan duration) at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.MediaStreaming.ProxyManager.get_MediaStreamingProxy() --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.MediaStreaming.ProxyManager.get_MediaStreamingProxy() at Microsoft.WindowsServerSolutions.MediaStreaming.ProxyManager.IsComputerMediaStreamingEnabled() at Microsoft.MediaCenterServer.WmiProvider.UserAdapter.EnsureUserExists(String userName, String password, String fullName) at Microsoft.MediaCenterServer.WmiProvider.WhsMcIntegration.EnsureUserExists(String userName, String password, String fullName) Stack: at System.Environment.FailFast(System.String) at WmiNative.WbemProvider.WmiNative.IWbemServices.ExecMethodAsync(System.String, System.String, Int32, WmiNative.IWbemContext, WmiNative.IWbemClassObject, WmiNative.IWbemObjectSink)
It also says:
Faulting application name: wmiprvse.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce79d42 Faulting module name: System.Management.Instrumentation.ni.dll, version: 4.0.30319.1, time stamp: 0x4ba1e138 Exception code: 0x80131623 Fault offset: 0x000000000004140a Faulting process id: 0x147c Faulting application start time: 0x01cdcc192a6a726f Faulting application path: C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe Faulting module path: C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v4.0.30319_64\System.Management.I#\dbbfd1ee4ac1f978395aecb691211a44\System.Management.Instrumentation.ni.dll Report Id: 7d05113f-380c-11e2-a60f-3c4a9274500d
Please can you tell me how to resolve this?