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Windows Home Server November 27th Update - A few details

Windows Home Server November 27th Update - A few details

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After installing the November update you will notice that your network health turns red on your home server. With the November update, you can now get a trusted SSL certificate for your <your_name>.HomeServer.com domain name.  If you have already set up remote access, you will need to quickly unconfigure your existing domain name and re-run Setup to acquire an SSL certificate for your HomeServer.com domain name.

This is a pretty simple process of turning off your Windows Live domain and turning it back on. Here is a quick “How To”:

After running the update, you will see this message:

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To reconfigure your domain name, open your Windows Home Server Console and click the Settings button.

Once the Settings are open, click the Remote Access page:

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As you can see, the Domain Name Status still informs you that it is working. Your Remote Access page should still be viewable away from your home. However, a trusted SSL certificate has not been setup as the earlier Network Health notification  informed you.

To complete the setup, click the Unconfigure button. After clicking the Unconfigure button, it will change to a Setup button. Click the Setup button to install a trusted SSL certificate for your HomeServer.com domain name.

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Once the Setup button has been clicked, the Domain Name Setup Wizard will open.

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Click the Next button to continue.

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The Domain Name wizard will ask you to verify your Windows Live ID that you previously used to setup your personalized HomeServer.com Domain. Type in your Windows Live E-mail Address and Password and click Next.

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The Domain Name wizard will display all registered names linked to your Windows Live account that you just entered. Select the correct domain name and click Next.

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Click Done.

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Your Domain Name Status should display “Working” if you have followed these steps.

If you had any problems with this update, please make a post on the WIndows Home Server Community Forums: http://forums.microsoft.com/windowshomeserver

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Comments
  • PingBack from http://mswhs.com/2007/11/27/november-update-your-network-health-icon-will-turn-red/

  • Will the SSL certificates issued as a result of this update work for those using their Home Server with their own domains, HP/TZO domains or only if you are using a subdomain of homeserver.com?

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  • Not entirely related I'll admit... but I wanted to get someones attention.... WHS has killed all my backups without warning me and my home PC is dead - so I've lost all the wife's data and she's going to kill me...

    http://www.tuazon.co.uk/blog/index.php/2007/11/29/how-to-make-a-happy-home-server-user-very-sad/

    any suggestions peeps?

  • OK - the link in my last comment doesn't work - but please go to http://www.tuazon.co.uk/blog and read the post called "How to make a home server user VERY sad" suffice to say all my backups have been deleted for no apparent reason - and I need to restore from one of them.... any ideas?

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