Author Archive for Philip Churchill


Your input – We need more!!!

Apart from helping with topics that you’d like to see covered in Woody Leonhard forth coming Windows Home Server for Dummies book. Andrew Edney has been in contact also. His book Windows Home Server User’s Guide is due to be published in october 2007 and he as well, would welcome your comments for ideas on what to […]


What Ports do I forward in my Router for WHS?

Some of you have emailed asking which ports you need to forward on your router for Windows Home Server. So here we go: The first port to forward to your WHS is the “standard web traffic” (HTTP) port 80, although this is optional. If you don’t forward it, you can access your WHS machine using […]


Discovered WHS Server Page

On my Vista PC I was browsing my Network and Sharing Center – View full map and noticed the server tower icon (bottom, left). Once clicked on, it opens your web browser and displays the following image: I haven’t come across this page before (have you?) and post it here for you to see. The URL […]


Tutorial – How to backup WHS using IDrive-E

After my review on Online Offsite WHS Backup Solutions, the winner of the gold award was IDrive-E. A few installed it and are happy but a couple of you asked for my own configuration details and a walkthrough. So without further ado, here it is: Remote Desktop into your WHS and install the IDrive-ESetip.exe. Install it to the default […]


More Anti-Virus Software for WHS

In my last post about compatible anti-virus software for Windows Home Server, we came to the conclusion that NOD32 was the best paid for option and that ClamWin was probably the best FREE option available. Since than I have tried and tested a few more anti-virus products and here is the outcome. Avast 4 Server Edition. Good but […]


UPDATE – WHS Client Connector Join Issues

  As discussed in the previous two news items here and here. Tom Ziegmann from the Windows Home Server Team has posted a resolution that may help those of you still having issues getting your PCs connected to the server via the connector/console software. The client connector uses a web service that resides on the […]


Online Offsite WHS Backup Solutions

In my post about the new forth coming book Windows Home Sever for Dummies, Drew left the following comment: I would like “Easier to understand details on how WHS controls the drives and storage. Seems like a lot of people are worried about backing up WHS, but you do not need to if you know […]


Your HELP is required for Dummies

      After my earlier post on Woody Leonhard new forth coming book Windows Home Server for Dummies. Woody has been in contact asking for your help. If you have topics that you’d like to see covered in the book make sure that you post them here and I shall make sure they are forwarded to […]


Microsoft Team asking for help – WHS Connector Join issues

As posted on the Microsoft Windows Home Server Forum.  If you are one of the people having issues getting your PCs connected to the server they would like to hear from you. As Micheal Elizarov says: “Our team is trying to create a comprehensive picture of the issues people have when running connector on their […]


PhotoSync Beta2 for WHS is Available!

Ed Holloway has posted on his blog that Beta2 of PhotoSync for Windows Home Server is available.The new version has several tweaks, bug fixes and numerous enhancements. PhotoSync monitors your WHS Photos folder or a sub folder within it and automatically uploads the contents to your Flickr account. You can select which photos you would […]