The Digital Lifestyle blog has a link to a script by Ken Warren for Version 1 Home Server users. The command script you can run on your WHS to check all the drives individually with the chkdsk command, something which is normally tricky with Drive Pooling. You can get the details here.
Paul Thurrott explains how to enable file history in Windows 8. Now why is this relevant to Home Server users you may be asking? Since the next version of Home Server (in what ever form it takes) will be based on Server 2012 it is good to know how to use the File History feature […]
If you would like to move your Recorded TV to your home server then there is a way to do this using Task Scheduler. The Tenniswood Blog explains how to set this up so every night at 2am your Recorded TV will be moved automatically to your home server even if the machine is in […]
If you use the SkyDrive web app at https://skydrive.live.com/ then you can also access every folder on your Windows Home Server 2011 box too. You can accomplish this by installing SkyDrive directly onto WHS 2011 and ticking the Fetch Files option in Settings, which will then enable remote devices to view the files on Windows […]
If you down/up load large files with your WHS 2011 box then you will find that the remote access interface will time out after 30 minutes. You can correct this by increasing the time-out parameter in the Windows Home Server web.config file. To increase the Remote Access time: 1. Use mstsc.exe to start a […]
If you have one of the new Z77 motherboards with an Intel 82579V NIC then the LAN driver will fail when you try to install it on Server 2008-R2 and WHS 2011. Thankfully there is a workaround which involves editing the inf file. Joe_Miner explains how to perform this task to get your network/internet working […]
On your client computer you may receive the following error message when you attempt to install the connector software for your Windows Home Server 2011: The required fix is to edit the Windows Registry: Open regedit Navigate to the following registry keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Session Manager Rename ”PendingFileRenameOperations” to […]
As you are probably aware when you install WHS 2011 that main hard disk is divided into a 60GB C partition and a D partition for the data. But what if you wish to use the entire disk for just the operating system install and use separate hard drives for your data? Then you will […]
John Keller has an interesting guide from last year on how to install WHS 2011 onto a SSD or SATA/IDE hard drive which is smaller than 160GB. By using the automated method you could then install the OS itself in WHS 2011 on say a 64GB SSD gaining faster speeds. By creating a cfg.ini file, […]
For all add-in developers Tentacle Software have an article on self-signing a Windows Server Solutions add-in package (*.wssx). We are shown how to create a self-signed certificate by using Visual Studio tools in this very comprehensive tutorial which you can find here.