Fixed: Windows Home Server Could Not Find an Installed Website Gateway Provider

In my efforts to keep my production server separate from these articles I write here on C.O.D., I have implemented a test server.  With that said, this box is my playpen.  During the initial configuration, I was prompted with a mysterious error while trying to configure the box for remote access. The error comes in a dialogue box and displays the confusing error: Windows Home Server Could Not Find an Installed Website Gateway Provider.

I tried everything I could think of to figure out this error and with my knowledge exhausted I consulted Google, bing, Ask, and Yahoo to no avail.  I only found a post on about a user that was experiencing the same issue. Luckily, I have experienced some crazy issues in the past, so I decided to start with the obvious things.  I updated the drivers, flashed firmware, uninstalled IE 8, and.. nothing.

My remorse lies in the fact that my initial installation goes the way I have learned to avoid.  The issue simply lies in doing all updates prior to setting your Website configurations in WHS. I also recommend not installing IE8 at any point until your home server is fully configured and stable if you choose to install it all. To fix it? I reinstalled WHS and configured everything before doing any updates.  I also, didn’t install IE8.

About Joe D

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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