Category: add-ins


Add-In: CloudBerry Backup for WHS 1.3.3

The add-in CloudBerry Backup for Windows Home Server has been updated to version 1.3.3. The online backup service for Home Server users now provides full support for Drive Extender, a backup windows where you can setup how long to run a backup plan. e.g. you can have it start every day at midnight and finish […]


Add-In: Lights-Out

Lights-Out enables you to put a Windows Home Server into suspended mode or hibernation and resume on user defined events. The latest version is now available as 2 versions. A free community edition and a licensed edition for €15 personal/€25 commercial. What’s New: Support for non WHS clients like Macs, Xbox, streaming clients Support […]


ClamAV Antivirus Add-In?

A few months back I was tinkering with creating Windows Home Server Add-Ins in Visual Studio.  I started work on an Anti-Virus Add-In based around ClamAV, the open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit.  I’m considering continuing the project and I’m interested to know how much interest there would be in such an Add-In.  If you would […]


Add-In Source Code for Intel AMT

Senior architect at Intel, Ylian Saint-hilaire has been playing with Windows Home Server and has written an Intel AMT add-in. Intel AMT (Active Management Technology) is a hardware/firmware based technology for business PCs and includes hardware-based remote management features, security features, power-management features, and remote-configuration features which allow an IT tech to access an AMT […]


Add-In: P80 2.5.3

Developer Kris Rodenhausen has updated his software for Windows Home Server users, P80. P80 is a website that you can view via your homepage and gives a central overview of various kinds of information that you normally would need to query from all kinds of places (WHS Console, RDP etc). P80 provides a lot of […]


$5 OFF Time Traveler Add-In

Time Traveler is an add-in we recently reviewed which allows you to roll-back a file/folder/Share to any point in time, handy to revive an earlier version of a file etc. The guys at Time Traveler WHS have put together a coupon to receive a $5 discount during checkout, bringing the full $29.99 price down to […]


Add-In: TimeTraveler for WHS 1.20

The add-in Time Traveller for WHS which allows users to roll-back a file/folder/Share to any point in time has been updated to version 1.20. Of most importance this latest version has a new "locate rollback" feature so you can view all rollbacks and easily select the rollback of your choice without having to "guess" at […]


Review of Time Traveler Add-In

What is Time Traveler?

Time Traveller for Windows Home Server when installed allows you to revert to any version of a file stored on your Windows Home Server. For example you might realise that the section of a report you deleted a few revisions ago actually is now needed. Time Traveller will enable you to go through previous versions of the file and you can then copy out the text that is needed. While Time Traveller is installed you can be safe in the knowledge that your files are protected from being overwritten. This is especially useful in server environment where many users may have access to the same files.

Where can I get it?

Time Traveller can be found at and though not free like some add-ins the amount of protection it offers is very good for the fee of $29.99 (£19.54). There is a trial version available and once downloaded to the Add-Ins folder of your Software Network Share installation is a straightforward as any other standard Add-In. Note: Power Pack 2 must be installed for Time Server to work – though by now you should consider upgrading to Power Pack 3.


Open the Windows Home Server Console, click on Settings in the top right, select the Add-Ins option and then the Available tab. Click Install on the Time Traveller for Windows Home Server item.

Once you click Ok after the installation has completed the Windows Home Server Console will close as normal and should reopen. When the Console comes back up you should notice a new tab item for Time Traveller at the top of the Console. Selecting this will bring up the option to register or continue in Trial Mode.

First time in and you have to go through the setup wizard. If you click Cancel you have to close the Windows Home Server Console and reopen it to get back to this step.

Click OK to acknowledge completion of the setup of the internal database and initialisation of files used by Time Traveller.

Now you are ready to select which folders you want to enable to be protected by Time Traveller.

Here I have selected the Public folder to be enabled for protection and for the purposes of demonstration I’ve set the Rollback Creation Interval to 1 minute. On a live system you might want to consider having rollback intervals of a day or 12 hours. Note that the Rollback Interval applies to all folders enabled for Rollback and if you are monitoring a folders with many files that change often you could find your server under some load.

I’ve already created a document in this folder with 10 paragraphs. I’ve opened it and replaced all the text with “It’s Gone”. I can then go back and view the Time Traveller tab and monitor what happens.

As you can see the total rollbacks has increased and the time of the last roll back indicates when my save was made. To get back to my old version of the file you simply right click on share where the file resides and select Rollback

This is the tricky part in working out when your file was changed and selecting a time before that. Looking at my share I can see the file save was made at 14:01 so if I rollback to all the files and there state at 14:00 on my Public Share then I should be able to get back to my document with 10 Paragraphs in.

Below is my document as of 14:02

After selecting Rollback in the Window Home Server Console a dialog appears allowing you to set the time and also if you want to rollback a share, folder within a share of a file anywhere within a share that has Rollback enabled. I’ve selected my file to be rolled back to what it was at 14:00.

Hit the Rollback button to recover your file and then browse to the share location provided in the next dialog box.

Time Traveller organises recovered files according to the share they have been recovered from and the time of the snapshot and their location. So in this case our files can be found at \\\Time Traveler Rollbacks\Public\2009-12-09 [14-00-00]

One thing to remember is that by default Time Traveler does not enable any user to have read or write access to the Rollbacks folder and you may want to enable this if you want to access file that you rollback from other machines on your network. All in all Time Traveler is a useful addition to you software add-ins especially if you use your network shares for documents shared between users. It’s one of those add-ins that is invaluable when something inevitably goes wrong.


Add-In: WHS Health

WHS Health is a new add-in from Nigel Wilks and Alex Kuretz which renders the health (duh!) status of Windows Home Server on an iPhone or iPod Touch but easily as well in a desktop web browser.   The add-in adds a settings tab in the Windows Home Server console with a link(s) to access […]


Fix for Acer easyStore H340 Randomly Shutting Off

Gadget and computer hardware website CruchGear remind us that if you own the Acer easyStore H340 and it keeps randomly keeps shutting off to update the LightsOut add-in which comes pre-installed on the unit. The latest release of the add-in fixes a critical bug which affects users of the ACER Aspire easyStore H340 models. After […]