I am trying to connect a Win8.1 Enterprise machine to an SBS 2011 domain.
The Win8.1 is running as a virtual machine on Hyper-V (actually on the same Hyper-V machine that the SBS 2011 is on).
The Win8.1 is Enterprise version, that we downloaded as an evaluation version. it has 85 days left to run.
I can go to http://connect
from IE, but when I try to run the launcher.exe it fails.
I also downloaded the launcher.exe file to the Win8.1 local C:\ drive, and ran it from there 'as administrator' but it still fails with the following error:
Connect Computer Program - Error
An error occurred during the download of Connect Computer. Please go to http://connect and try again.
I have tried a few times in case it is a transient network error, but no go.
I can successfully join Win7 Pro machines to the domain like this.
I have checked the SBS 2011 log folder:
C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Logs
and there is nothing in there with a date stamp within an hour of getting the above error, and nothing that looks like it might be related.
Any suggestions welcome.