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Update Rollup 3 for SBS 2011 Essentials and Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is available

As well as for WHS 2011, Update Rollup 3 (UR3) has also been made available for both SBS 2011 Essentials and Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. 2705117 Update Rollup 3 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is available 2705122 Update Rollup 3 for Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is available. 2705129 Client-side update […]


Update Rollup 3 (UR3) for WHS 2011 is Available

UR3 has been made available for WHS 2011. This update rollup contains server-side fixes. After installation, the client-side package is installed on all Windows client computers automatically. You can now configure the Launchpad to start in a minimized state which was a nuisance for most users. This can be accomplished by selecting the "Always minimize […]


The Lifespan of Storage Media Infographic

CrashPlan have a great Infographic on the lifespan of storage media. From the humble zip disk which would eventually become corrupted and would endlessly click to todays hard drives which are prone to head crashes, it’s an interesting look at todays storage media and its lifespan. You can view the infographic here.


Windows Server 2012 Essentials Deployment Stages

Clinton Ho, Senior Program Manager on the Windows Server Essentials team talks us through Windows Server 2012 Essentials deployment. On "The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog" Clinton walks us through the two main stages of deployment. The WinPE stage and the initial configuration stage (out-of-box experience), showing us the various screens during […]


The BYOB podcast Episode 95

Episode 95 of the BYOB podcast is up, and: “This week on the BYOB Podcast we are joined by John Stutsman, He’ll update us on his recent hardware experiences. The Failure of Storage Spaces, Tunneling with unTangle, Corsair 550D debacle. Michel’s new server is a nightmare. Cord Cutting update.” You can listen to episode 95 […]


Western Digital 2TB Green HDD for $100

Amazon are selling the Western Digital 2TB Green hard drive for $99.99. Saving $80 of the list price of $179.99. The WD 2TB 3.5" Green HDD (WD20EARX) is a SATA III, IntelliPower, 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive with the following features: IntelliSeek – Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and […]


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, […]