Author Archive for Philip Churchill

0 Domains

You will be able to personalize the domain name you use to access your server remotely. By visiting Windows Live Custom Domains you can register a domain name that allows you to access your home server from a domain such as Microsoft says this service will be free and available for the RTM release […]


Are you waiting to be accepted into the WHS beta program?

If you are one of the thousands who have applied to be part of the WHS beta program since the CTP version was released, you may not have to wait for much longer. Todd Headrick, Product Planner for the Windows Home Server Team has said that the invites will be going out later today or […]


Windows Home Server Release Candidate (RC) is here

Windows Home Server RC1 is here. The build number is 06.00.1424.2 and it is available to existing beta testers at . As well as bug fixes it includes a better setup process, new remote access capabilities and auto router-setup for UPnP 2.0 home routers. If you are not part of the WHS beta put would like […]


Have WHS shown correctly in your Windows Vista Network Map

Windows Vista Network Map before the LLTD Responder install. Those of you using Windows Vista can now have your WHS shown correctly in your Vista Network Map by having the LLTD Responder for Windows XP installed on your WHS machine. Download the LLTD Responder for XP from Microsoft’s website. Run the exe on your WHS […]


How do I View the WHS log files?

You can view the WHS log files from a remote desktop connection (under Start->Accessories) to the server or from the web interface if you have done what was discussed here to get the full Home Server desktop and not just the console.  Make sure that you logon as Administrator with your WHS password. Then go to […]


Whiist – Website Management Add-In for Windows Home Server

Andrew Grant has made a free Windows Home Server Add-In that allows management of websites and links on your home server. Once installed Whiist adds Website Management options to your Windows Home Server Console, allowing you to easily create new links or websites in a few simple steps. It Features: Create new websites on your home server in a […]


ERROR The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections

When a user establishes a Remote Desktop connection to the WHS this connection will remain active until the user selects “Log Off” from the Start Menu. If a user simply closes the remote desktop window when they’re finished, that username will still remain logged on. The software running on the WHS to facilitate the Remote […]


Remote Web Access

When accessing the Server after logging into the web interface (”Remote Access to Windows Home Server Console”, then “Connect to your Home Server”), you only get the Windows Home Server Console, and not the full Home Server Desktop. The good news is that this can be easily changed. On the server, open C:\Inetpub\Remote\rdpload.aspx in Notepad […]

0 up and running again

The scheduled upgrade has been completed and the dynamic dns service for Windows Home Server is back up and running.  You can sign up for domains under and access your home server via the URLs again.

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Windows Live Custom Domain service will be down for server webstore upgrade on Tuesday 6 June at 11:00am PST.  The Dynamic DNS Web services as well as the DNS service itself for all Home Server beta customers will be unavailable during this deployment change.  Remote access to machines via their domain names will not […]