Connector cannot start on client computer

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Hello trouble shooters,

When I try to start the connector on the client computer it gives me an error message. The message states that cannot connect the computer, I am not running any software installation either in the client machine or with the local one. Then what might be the reason? I tried the common method of restarting both the machines, but no luck. Please help me to establish the connection, your help is appreciated.


Cannot connect the computer to the server because either another software installation is in progress, or, the computer has a restart pending. Either complete the installation process, or, restart the computer and try to connect again

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Connector cannot start on client computer


I’m not sure if you are using a program to connect the computers to the server but there is a way of connecting client computers to the network automatically. And the best way to do it is to use or run the Connect Computer Wizard from a portable media like in a USB flash drive.

This method applies to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and your client computers should be running only on Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista [Enterprise, Ultimate, and Business], and Windows 7 [Ultimate, Enterprise, and Professional]. Before joining the computers to the network, you need to create user accounts first for each user who will be using the client computer to log on to the network.

Insert the USB flash drive on the server and open the Windows Small Business Server Console. Click Network then select Computers tab. Under Computer Tasks, click “Connect computers to your network”, and click Next. Select “Copy the wizard to portable media” from the Run Connect Computer Wizard page. In “Specify a location for the Connect Computer Wizard copy” page, browse to the location of the USB flash drive and click Next.

Wait until the wizard is finished copying. Insert the USB flash drive on the client computer. Browse the USB flash drive and double-click the “launcher.exe” file. Just follow the instructions after that.

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