Author Archive for Philip Churchill


Problems accessing WHS Web Interface. Ports 80 and 443 Blocked?

More and more Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) are blocking the default ports which allow access via the web interface to your Windows Home Server. With this workaround we will have you remotely connecting to your server using your favorite browser. The two ports in question here are 80 and 443. If your ISP is only […]


Add-In LobsterTunes for Windows Mobile Devices

Those of you with a Windows Mobile device will love this… Imagine an add-in that lets you play music, from your Windows Home Server to your windows mobile device via 3G (CDMA or UTMS) or WiFi locally or remotely… Well imagine no more LobsterTunes is here, and your WHS Music store can go with you […]


Create a New User Account Directly on the WHS

If you are going to install third party applications on your Windows Home Server like uTorrent, eMule, ORB etc. For security reasons it is best to do so under a new user account. Below I shall explain step by step how to accomplish this. Using Remote Desktop Connection, (Start, Accessories) connect to your WHS as […]


Windows Home Server Connectivity

I was looking at the Windows Home Server – Overview and Opportunity Powerpoint presentation from Microsoft’s WinHEC 2007 conference and thought that this slide was an excellent overview of the connectivity of WHS.


Downtime for Microsoft's WHS Forum

If you are a frequent visitor to the Microsoft Windows Home Server Forums please note that there may be some downtime Wednesday 20 June 2007 due to the forums being updated. 20 June 2007 UPDATE: As posted in the Microsoft WHS Forum, the forum upgrade has been re-scheduled for Thursday 21 June 2007.


Video Tutorials and More

The German Ms Homeserver Blog has some great HowTo’s available. Installing an Ad-In,  Livenode configuration and new user setup are some of the ones available. Two of which are also available as videos to view online. As stated since the site is in German here is a link to the HowTo’s page translated into English […]


Tips and Tricks from Rambling Tom

Tom from the “Ramblings of a Home Server Tester” blog has added a great Tips and Tricks section. Tips for the week for June 18th include Windows Home Server Troubleshooting Guides for Client Join, Connector Install, Admin Console and Remote Access. All guides can be downloaded as .doc documents. He also has details on removing […]


BOOK – Windows Home Server For Dummies

  John Wiley & Sons “For Dummies” series will have a new addition. From 26 December 2007 “Windows Home Server For Dummies” will be released. This 384 page paperback by author Woody Leonhard will get you rolling with everything you need to know to set up and configure Home Server on your home network, add […]


BOOK – Windows Home Server User’s Guide

 Windows Home Server User’s Guide by IT professional Andrew Edney Available from APress,US from 29 October 2007 this 400 page paperback is a practical and comprehensive guide to installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Microsoft’s Windows Home Server. Inside Windows Home Server User’s Guide, you’ll learn how to install, configure, and use Windows Home Server and understand […]


WebGuide for WHS – Streaming media from WHS

The first beta of WebGuide for Windows Home Server is available for download. Webguide allows full streaming of videos/DVD, music and pictures remotely to computers outside your house so you can view them when away from home. If you also have a Media Centre computer running WebGuide then TV guide and live TV features are […]