Category: News


404 Error when using IE11 to access RWA on WHS2011

You may receive a 404 error when you use Internet Explorer 11 to access Remote Web Access (RWA) on a Windows Home Server 2011-based server. If this happens to you then there is a solution; as a update from Windows Update. More information on this error is available in Microsoft KB article 2885314.


WD Sentinel DX4000 Software Update

If you are an owner of the WD Sentinel DX4000, then there is a software update for you. Version has the following change log: Features Enhancements: Software images for WD Sentinel DX4000™ and WD Sentinel RX4100™ are now combined into one single image Server Recovery ISOs for WD Sentinel DX4000™ and WD Sentinel RX4100™ […]


HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer Reviews

For those of you wishing to know more about the HP ProLiant Gen8 MicroServer then we have a couple of reviews for you. The first is from Neowin which takes a look at the units setup and configuration, its management features, as well as storage features, noise and power: “The HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 looks […]


WS2012 R2 Essentials 180 Day Trial Available

If you would like to try out Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, then a 180 day trial has become available at the TechNet Evaluation Center. This is a great way for you to test this latest version of WS2012 Essentials for 6 months and if you decide to purchase there is no need to reinstall […]


Microsoft Discusses Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Features

Microsoft’s Elden Christensen discusses the storage features in Windows Server 2012 R2. Jeff James from the Petri IT Knowledgebase had the opportunity of interviewing Elden, and the transcript can be found here.


The NAS HDD Showdown

TweakTown have a NAS HDD showdown between the WD Red vs the Seagate NAS. A very thorough 6 page review can be found here, but in conclusion they are both as good as each other.


The WS Sentinel DS5100 / DS6100

The Sentinel DS5100/DS6100 are 2 new offerings from WD. Similar too the WD Sentinel DX4000 these 2 new offerings come with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials instead of Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. A Intel Xeon processor with RAID JBOD, 0, 1, 5 or 10. The WD Sentinel DS5100 is available in 4TB ($2,560) […]


WD Sentinel DS 6100 Reviewed

The WD Sentinel DS 6100 is an update to the DX4000 but this one is using Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. A nice unit, although pricey! A 2 page review can be found at The Register.


Update Rollup 3 for Essentials 2012 Released

Update Rollup 3 for Server Essentials 2012 has been released. UR 3 includes new solutions to skip DNS auto-detect and configuration on the client, contains new Best Practice Analyzer (BPA) rules and introduces a new Branding name for the Windows Azure Backup integration add-in. The following 12 issues are resolved with this release: Windows Server […]


The Top 10 Cool Features in WS2012 Essentials R2

TechRepublic list their 10 cool features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: Server deployment Client deployment Pre-configured auto-VPN dialing Server storage Health Report BranchCache Office 365 integration Mobile Device Management Client Full System Restore Remote Web Access For a more in depth look at these features, you can check out their article here.