PRB: iHomeServer may not start iTunes automatically on reboot

A minority of users have reported that iHomeServer occasionally fails to restart iTunes after a system reboot.  This appears to be restricted to a subset of users who are running iTunes 10.6.x on a slow-ish server.

The current version of iHomeServer (2.1.x) waits 2.5 minutes for iTunes to start up prior to giving up.  This has been plenty of time in the past, however, the later version of iTunes starts up a bit more slowly so may affect a minority of users.


If (and only if) you are suffering this issue, there is a simple workaround:

  • Log onto the server hosting iHomeServer; Choose Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services.  Find the 'bizmodeller iHomeServer (for iTunes)' service and right-click it, select 'Properties'.  On the 'General' tab, find the 'Startup type' drop down box and select 'Automatic (Delayed Start)'; click 'OK' and close the Services window.  Next time your reboot, iHomeServer should correctly restart iTunes.

Alternatively, please download our beta of iHomeServer 2.2.x which gives iTunes significantly longer to start-up so avoids this iTunes issue without the workaround


Comments (1) -

6/4/2012 10:27:08 AM #


The beta version is worth the download. It runs great and smooth. Nice work!

Robbert Netherlands | Reply

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