Author Archive for Philip Churchill


WHS 2011 TechNet Wiki Resource

For all Home Server 2011 users don’t forget the TechNet Wiki resource which has articles on the following areas: Server Deployment and Configurations Client Deployment Remote Web Access Media and Workgroup Data Protection (Server and Client Backup) Extensibility With links to 21 different articles the TechNet Wiki resource will help you with any problems you […]


Seagate Backup Plus External USB 3.0 3TB Hard Drive for $140

newegg have the Seagate Backup Plus external USB 3.0 3TB hard drive for just $139.99. This Seagate Backup Plus was originally on sale for $17.99 but is currently on special for $149.99 but by using coupon code EMCNBJN28 you can save an additional $10 bringing the total price down to $139.99 but hurry as the […]


How Robust is Storage Spaces?

PCDoc woke up to the sound of an alarm, the alarm from his Highpoint RAID card, which was highlighting an error within Storage Spaces. With an option to repair chkdsk was run: …it ran a check disk on all three drives and found no errors.  Shortly after that it began a repair process which took […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 192

Episode 192 of The Home Server Show is up and this week Dave and the guys discuss how to best safeguard your data while moving PC’s, servers, and data, from one place to the next. Also is this weeks episode Synology, Drobo, ioSafe, and Windows Essentials. You can find the audio for episode 192 here, […]


HP MicroServer N40L LCD Screen Mod

Online retailer ServersPlus are offering the HP MicroServer N40L with an LCD screen mod. The USB LCD panel displays 4 lines of 20 characters, which can display a wide range of information, such as: CPU speed and usage Memory usage (used/free) Storage space used/free on any drive or array NIC throughput / IP address Date, […]


Video: Should I keep running WHS even though Microsoft discontinued it?

Should I keep running Windows Home Server even though Microsoft discontinued it? That’s the question Leo Laporte answered on "The Tech Guy!" show, which you can view in this video:


Only 10% of Adults Backup their Files Daily

In a new study only 10% of adults backup their files daily and men are more likely to backup than women are. Seagate and Harris Interactive conducted a survey of 2,205 U.S. adults of which 90%  felt their digital content is valuable, but 30% of women surveyed do not back up their files at all. […]


Install Windows Server 2012 Essentials on the HP MediaSmart Server

If you have a HP MediaSmart Server would you like to install Windows Server 2012 Essentials onto it? If so then VieuxJules a user on the forums has already done so and tells us his experience of doing so in a 5 step process. First impressions: most notable benefit is Spaces (kind of an […]


Growing Beyond 25 Users with WS2012e

The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog has an article on Growing Beyond 25 Users with Windows Server 2012 Essentials. As you are probably now aware the new WS2012e allows up to 25 users instead of Home Server’s 10, but what do you do if you have more than 25 users? You transition […]


Mac Mountain Lion Compatibility With WHS 2011

Microsoft have but up a Wiki article on Mac Mountain Lion Compatibility With Windows Home Server 2011, Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. The article highlights the following 2 issues: An error message pops up when deploying connector: “’Connector for Mac’ can’t be opened because it is from an […]