Author Archive for Matthew Glover


How To Setup and Install Windows Home Server “Vail” in VMware Player

How-to geek have just posted a walk through of how to setup Windows Home Server “Vail” in VM Player, this will be great for those that haven’t got a spare machine but want to checkout the new features in Vail. They show you everything from downloading VM Player to fully adding connector software to your […]


Windows Home Server Client Backup Notifier

Windows Home Server MVP Sam Wood has just released a new add-in that emails you about your backups. It will let you know when your backups have completed, failed or not run at all. Example output: CLIENT1 ( ——————————— Last Good Backup: 31/07/2010 2:58:01 p.m. Last Backup Status: Complete Current Health Status: Normal   CLIENT2 […]


Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 beta

Since its first release back in September 2009 Microsoft Security Essentials has given those who hadn’t got Anti-Virus or didn’t want to pay for Anti-Virus, the chance to protect themselves from the nasty’s of the internet, the program itself is quick to download, easy to install and very easy to use, it was never ground […]



At first glance I thought this was going be just another Live MESH sync program and not something that was going to effectively backup my WHS data, on reflection maybe I was a little harsh. The website is very informative quick and to the point idrive sync is a great tool for backing up your […]


Windows Home Server Code Name (Vail) 16 Share Limit

I have discovered a flaw with Windows Home Server Code Name (Vail) with the amount of shares currently available. I noticed that each share created on the new dashboard obtained a drive letter on Vail, unfortunately any Windows OS can have a maximum of 25 drives plus the 1 OS drive. I decided to test […]


Windows Home Server V2 (Vail) Part 2

Well WHS websites seem to have lit up with the news of Vail and many questions have been asked, so now I have finally got the preview beta version of Vail I am going to go through the WHS Website, Remote Access, Final Thoughts and then try and answer everyone’s questions. Going to http://yourservername/ will […]


Windows Home Server V2 (Vail) Part 1

ITS HERE! Your first chance to see the new public preview beta of Microsoft’s next Windows Home Server Codename “VAIL” released today. Over the next few days we will be bringing you an insight into the new OS day by day, starting with Installation, setup and the new dashboard which replaces the old console. Now […]


Windows Home Server Code Name "Vail" Available

It’s always difficult to improve on something that is already a really good product, so it is always hard to follow that level of expectation – but it has in VAIL where it has been announced that as of right now is available for download as a preview beta release. Available from Microsoft’s Connect website  […]


Axigen Mail Server (Office Edition) Review

Axigen is a mail server working in a similar way to vPOP3 and SmarterMail the latter of which I will be reviewing next week, the former I reviewed last week and you can see here. I wasn’t sure what to expect when reviewing Axigen, I knew there wasn’t going to be any WHS console integration, […]


vPOP3 Mail Server for WHS

I had never heard of vPOP3 before being asked to review it, at first glance at the website it looks like a piece of software that would be a worthwhile edition to any WHS for both domestic and business use. The software unfortunately fails on my first impressions. I downloaded the software direct from […]