The latest schedule regarding release dates for Power Pack 1 (PP1), is as follows: August 4th – German, Spanish and French editions will all be available via the Microsoft Download Center. August 12th or August 26th – All versions of Power Pack 1 will be available to download directly via Windows Update/Microsoft Update. By September, [...]
Archive for July, 2008
How would you like to download CinemaNow movies to your MediaSmart Server? It can be easily done using the CinemaNow Media Manager, and you can start watching thousands of titles in minutes. If you would like to know how to do it, then MediaSmarthome.com has a great 3 page guide that takes you through the [...]
Would you like to upgrade your copy of SqueezeCenter on Windows Home Server, then ripcaster has the details for you. A complete guide with illustrations (we like that!), which can be found here.
Ditch your CD rack, install a server is the title of an article on PC World with more facts and figures from the latest Forrester report with Windows Home Server expected to rule the home server market for the next five years, during which PC-based servers will be the dominant solution.
After our post yesterday regarding the performance issues after updating software on the HP MediaSmart Server’s, Brian Burch the Director of Marketing in HP’s Connected Entertainment group has been in contact with the following statement: As you know HP released a software update for MediaSmart Server on July 21, following Microsoft’s release of Windows Home [...]
Add-In WHS Outlook Beta enables you to use Microsoft Outlook via the Windows Home Server. Working with Office 2002 or later it does require you to install a retail or trial copy of Outlook on your Home Server, where you can can also store your Mail and settings (PST) files. If you are interested in [...]
If you haven’t heard of Windows Live Mesh then you must have been on Mars for the last few months. The service enables you to seamlessly connect to people, devices, programs and the information you care about, but unfortunately it’s not compatible with WHS, well, not officially. LiveSide.net have an illustrated tutorial on how to [...]
The guys over in the We Got Served forums have got Media Center 2005 running on Windows Home Server. Also of interest to you may be The Green Button’s Media Center 2005 on a Windows 2003 Server post which helped accomplish what they were doing.
Have you experienced a slow down to your HP MediaSmart Server after installing PP1 and the 2 HP downloads McAfee’s Total Protection Service and PacketVideo’s PVConnect Media Server? A number of users have experienced slowdowns due to the PVConnect media indexing task, which runs after installation, compounded by McAfee’s on-access malware protection (per disk-read basis), [...]
MediaSmarthome.com has a great guide on protecting your HP MediaSmart Server and home network from viruses and malicious software. The 4 page guide shows you how to secure your wireless network, and tells us about firewall protection and antivirus software. File and folder permissions, user accounts and sharing folders and media are also discussed. Keeping [...]