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Saturday, December 7, 2013

WHS Connector Restart Error in Windows 8.0/8.1

After upgrading to Windows 8.1, you may find your Windows Home Server dashboard no longer works. The solution for me was:
  1. Uninstall the connector.
  2. Open a command prompt and run ipconfig /flushdns.
  3. Reinstall the connector by going to http://[WHSname]/connect.
However, in my case I would get an error “Cannot connect the computer to the server because either another software installation is in progress or, the computer has a restart pending….”
Try restarting. If that doesn't solve the problem, a registry key needs to be deleted.
http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a90b4679-d2dc-4820-94f0-dce22da245a4/solved-cannot-install-connector-software-error-regarding-another-installation-is-in-progress?forum=whsvailbeta
Summary:
  1. Open regedit.exe.
  2. Navigate to
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager
  3. Delete the key PendingFileRenameOperations

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