Yea, some progress :) You know the lil chains on ceiling fans? Get one and chain that thumb drive to the box LOL
But I don't think it is reloading. I must admit I have not broken mine yet to try this, but I have done some headless recovery(s) on other boxes.
Again I ask, do you have a dhcp server on the lan? Can you look at it and see what IP the serveer got? If so can you ping the server at that ip from your other PC?
If it does not seem to be doing anything and you can not decide if it got an IP, just plug a cat 5 cable straight from the WD box and the PC you are doing the recovery from. Also if you have any 3rd party firewalls on your PC turn them off for this. Turn off both boxes, plug a cable between the 2. Start you PC and begin the recovery process again
Let me know how it goes. Sorry to be so slow with a reply. I went to my daughters soccer game. (They won:smiley:) And I can't reply to these on my old phone.
FWIW there is a post at the top of this forum for a MS group and there is also a group on yahoo groups (WSSE) Just got to yahoo groups and search WSSE. This group is an email thing, so as soon as you post a question it gets mailed out to folks all around the world. It may offer faster responses for some questions.
But this is really more of a WD issue than a general Storage server thing, so I think you are in the right place.
Crossing my fingers for ya,