A beta release of Drive Bender the pooling technology add-in is available. Release v22.214.171.124 beta has the following change log: [u] Much of the core has been updated to use our new code base. [b] When restoring a pool, an empty pool could be created in addition to the restored pool. [b] When an internal […]
Division-M the company which brings us Drive Bender have announced a new product, Drive Xtender. Drive Xtender is a hybrid of Drive Bender and Cloud Xtender in one neat package. Over the years Division-M have learned a lot with regards to pool performance and product usability and this new product is a game changer for […]
GREEN-IT Software who produce the add-in Lights-Out have moved their support forums. The new forums are here http://forum.home-server-blog.de/viewforum.php?f=94&language=en. You can see, they provide 4 sub-forums. One for announcements, and the other three for Lights-Out Version 2, Version 1 and Lights-Out Mobile. Just register a new user account here http://forum.home-server-blog.de/ucp.php?mode=register&language=en and accept the forum rules and […]
The add-in Advanced Admin Console has had its final release with all the licensing and activation code removed. With Advanced Admin Console you gain access to all administrative areas of your server like Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Network Places and many more. It integrates Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer right into the server’s Dashboard. You […]
The add-in Lights-Out has had a maintenance release, and version 2.0.1 is now available. This release fixes issues reported by users since release of 2.0.0 and also includes a new feature for waking multiple computers. Here is the complete change log: Fix #386490 Crash in Acronis detection Fix #734008 Dashboard Crash on Essentials 2016 Fix […]
Cloud backup provider Backblaze has released quarterly hard drive reliability and replacement rate reports for the last few years. In its latest report, we find out yet again what is the most reliable hard drives to use in our home servers. Its an interesting read, which you can find here.
The plugin Lights-Out which minimizes energy consumption on your home server has been updated to version 2.0. What Lights-Out can do for you: Save energy and money Lights-Out runs your server and computers on demand and not 24/7. Lights-Out reduces your carbon footprint and saves your money. Lights-Out implements Green-IT for Home and Small Business […]
The storage pooling add-in Drive Bender has been updated to version 126.96.36.199a with the following change log: [u] Windows 10 Anniversary update driver issue fixed, we are now using the stock Eldos driver for Windows 10 / Server 2016. [b] Drive Bender leaking Windows handles. [n] Added “most space” balancing option. Put simply, when new […]
The Microsoft Press blog have details about a free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2016. Available in PDF format for standard and mobile devices, the free 181 page ebook can be downloaded from here.
Microsoft have released the Nano Server Image Builder. This new tool helps you create a custom Nano Server image and bootable USB media with the aid of a graphical interface. “Based on the inputs you provide, it generates images for deployment and creates reusable PowerShell scripts that allow you to create installations of Nano Server […]