How responsive is your WHS box via the web

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How responsive is your WHS box via the web

It takes about a minute for my login prompt to show with a P4 2.8 and 1.5 gig of ram. But once I login the next page and shared folders is pretty snappy.

I wonder if it is because IIS doesn't start until it gets a hit.

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I have similar specs P4 3.2 and 2 gig of ram.  Mine loads really fast via web interface.  Its even pretty quick when remoting to another PC.  But you are right it does take a second for the login screen to pop sometimes.

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The remoting to other PCs is missing on mine. Or is there some hidden link I am missing. I've been thru settings a dozen times. I can remote in to other machines from work currently.

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lol are you as bad as me chillin on the forums while at work?!  You have problems remoting from the homeserver to another machine or through the web interface to a machine?

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I am pretty bad about checking the MR site every five minutes at work.

I can type in my homeserver url into the remote desktop app and connect to one of my machines. But there is no option in the online GUI to fire up a remote desktop connection to any machines that might be available on my home network.

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I'm not nuts. It says it right here:
Remote Access, connect with confidence:

    * Connect remotely to your home computers.

Am I misreading this? It looks like I should be able to see my pc and fire up a remote desktop session.

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Really?  Does it show your PC's online too?

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I think the problems is I don't have a computers tab available. I have home and shared folders.

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Are you using Internet Explorer?

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I was in the middle of responding and I have figured out that it only works with IE, not FF or Chrome.

Now I just have to install the concurrent sessions fix on all the other pcs.

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Nice, I saw a guy I work with do the same thing the other day he was using chrome and had the same exact issue.  Switched him to IE and all is well.  It is because of some of the security features.

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Do you have the hack set up that bypasses the WHS console and takes you to your WHS desktop?

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I've been remoting in and then remoting to the server from that PC. I came across that hack earlier while looking for a solution to my earlier RD problem.

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The hack is pretty awesome and simple to do.  Takes only a couple of seconds to set up.

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Back to the original question...  the web login prompt takes about 20-30 seconds to come up for me.  The remote desktop login at home takes a little bit longer and I think that's specifically due to the speed of the OS drive, even though it's a 7200rpm Samsung.  I notice that when I first click the connect button, the OS drive on the server is solid with activity for a bit and once it stops, the login screen comes up.

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robinhoody wrote:

The hack is pretty awesome and simple to do.  Takes only a couple of seconds to set up.

Can you post a link please. I came across it by accident and it figures that when I got to look for it I can't find it.

We need a homeserver forum Wink

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here is the link

http://mswhs.com/2007/06/07/12/ 

I agree we need a home server section Tongue

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Skirge01 wrote:

Back to the original question...  the web login prompt takes about 20-30 seconds to come up for me.  The remote desktop login at home takes a little bit longer and I think that's specifically due to the speed of the OS drive, even though it's a 7200rpm Samsung.  I notice that when I first click the connect button, the OS drive on the server is solid with activity for a bit and once it stops, the login screen comes up.

How fast is your internet connection ??

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I think it is an IIS thing. We have the same issue with SQL Report Services Sharepoint server. Now the fix for Reporting services is to create an empty report at 7am so the server is warmed up. Today I noticed that if I come back to the Homeserver sight soon after closing it that it pops up almost instantly. I think the service clears its cache or something when the service is idle for a long period of time.

I tried that fix for RD and not I get the error. "The file handle is invalid"

The same thing discussed here. http://www.mediasmartserver.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4062
Hopefully when I get home I can restart it from a local machine.

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robinhoody wrote:

Skirge01 wrote:

Back to the original question...  the web login prompt takes about 20-30 seconds to come up for me.  The remote desktop login at home takes a little bit longer and I think that's specifically due to the speed of the OS drive, even though it's a 7200rpm Samsung.  I notice that when I first click the connect button, the OS drive on the server is solid with activity for a bit and once it stops, the login screen comes up.

How fast is your internet connection ??

Basic cable connection, so somewhere around 10-15Mb.

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