Dynamic DNS Temporary Outage Notification

The service providing free domain name resolution for Windows Home Server users gets an upgrade today.

The service will be moving from the Live platform to Azure providing a bigger infrastructure to allow future growth. Also outages should be a thing of the past.

The update will take unto 24 hours to complete and during this time if your IP address changes from your ISP (dynamic IP address) then you will be affected. During this period you will not be able to access your Home Server remote website and you will receive error alerts from the console saying there was a failure to update your custom domain name.

When the service is restored these problems will auto correct them selves and no further action will be required, although in rare cases a reboot of your Home Server will be required.

If your domain name still does not work after this upgrade, then:

  1. Open the Windows Home Server Console (or Dashboard)
  2. Click on Settings
  3. Select the Remote Access item in the Settings page
  4. Click Repair and follow the instructions on the screen

More information is available from Microsoft’s Windows Home Server Blog.

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