Category: News


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. […]


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 […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 94

This weeks episode of the BYOB podcast is up. And in this weeks episode for the build your own box enthusiasts: “This weeks BYOB Podcast is joined this week by John Wills and John Zadjler. We’ll discuss the Corsair 550D Case, Silex USB over IP, ASRock Z77 and Ivy Bridge 3570K, an Onkyo Receiver. John […]


Drive Bender 50% Off Offer Ending Soon

If you are a WHS 2011 user then Drive Bender are ending their introductory offer for Home Server users on the 10th August. The offer includes the Home Edition of Drive Bender with life time support and maintenance for $20 saving 50% off the regular price of $40 You can grab the offer from here.


Faster Backups and Restores in WS2012e than WHS

Tinkertry tells us that the slow backups and restores of WHSv1 and WHS 2011 have seemingly been addressed in Windows Server 2012 Essentials. According to Microsoft’s Ning Kuang who told Tinkertry: “We were able to improve the performance by increasing the data size of the disk I/O operations. It is great to see customer appreciate […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 191

Its another week and Episode 191 of The Home Server Show is up: Dave is out and Jim and John take over. The big topics are, Raspberry Pi, and some Home Server talk as usual. You can find episode 191 here.


HP ProLiant ML110 G7 Server and WHS 2011 for $400

newegg Business are offering the HP ProLiant ML110 G7 Tower Server System bundled with Windows Home Server 2011 for just $399.99 The HP ProLiant ML110 G7 is powered by an Intel Core i3 2120 CPU running at 3.3GHz (2Cores/4Threads), has 2GB of memory and comes with a LFF SATA 250GB HDD. The combined total for […]


Windows Server 2012 Released To Manufacturing

The Windows Server Blog today announced that Windows Server 2012 has been released to manufacturing (also known as RTM). The post also stated that Windows Server 2012 will be generally available for evaluation and purchase by all customers around the world on September 4th Going by previous experience this would mean that Windows Server 2012 […]