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You cannot connect to a computer that is running Windows Home Server
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You cannot connect to a computer that is running Windows Home Server.
This issue can occur if the Windows Home Server-based computer is on a different subnet than the computer that you are using. By default, a Windows Home Server-based computer is configured to accept connection requests only from computers that are on the same subnet.
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To resolve this issue, configure the Windows Home Server-based computer to accept connections from computers that are on a different subnet. To do this, follow these steps:
Typically, all the computers in a home network environment are on the same subnet. When all the computers are on the same subnet, you do not experience the issue that is described in the "Symptoms" section.