Category: Tutorial


Migrate from WHS v1 to WHS 2011

MissingRemote have a article on migrating away from Windows Home Server Drive Extender which explains how to migrate your data out of the drive pool from version 1 of WHS to Windows Home Server 2011. The explained process will also work if you intend to move to any alternative "drive pool" solution, such as FlexRAID, […]


Obtain a Domain Name in SBS 2011 Essentials

Sean Daniel has posted a video on how to obtain a domain name in SBS 2011 Essentials (and Standard): I dive into the nuances of obtaining a domain name for your Remote Web Access website in these two products. The “Essentials” side of the fence also pertains to Windows Home Server (except in the view […]


Converting to WHS 2011

If you are thinking of converting to WHS 2011 and currently have a HP EX470 or EX475 MediaSmart Server then you may want to read on. Bruce Cowper takes us through his experience of backing up his data, creating both a USB boot key and a answer file and on installing Windows Home Server 2011 […]


Create a User Account on WHS 2011

Sean Daniel wanted his own cloud storage that he could run and have total control over. And that’s where Windows Home Server 2011 came into the equation. Home Server has been Sean’s personal cloud storage location since 2007, just chugging away.  The one draw back is that there is only one account “Administrator” that has […]


WHS 2011 Dashboard Wrap Up wraps up his series of posts on the WHS 2011 Dashboard by looking at the add-ins tab as well as additional and modified tabs. Dave gives us all the info including details on the notification messages, which you can read about here.


Automatically Minimize WHS 2011′s Launchpad On Start Up

If you find the Windows Home Server 2011 Launchpad pop-up annoying when you boot up your PC then there is a VBScript available which automatically starts then minimizes the Launchpad. You can find it here.


Backup OS X Lion Apple Mac to WHS v1

If you would like to know how to back up your OS X Lion Apple Mac to Windows Home Server v1 then we have a guide for you. WeGotServed’s 2 page guide explains how to get your Mac backing up again to Windows Home Server (v1): …Mac OS X Lion will no longer backup to […]


Securely Delete a Hard Drive

The Average Guy Blog has an article on secure data deletion which is a must read if you are disposing off or selling hard drives. The article asks the question "Are you sure it has been deleted?" and recommends 3 tools which will overwrite the drive, rendering it unreadable. You can read it here.


iCloud Photo Stream with WHS 2011

This is just a quick post to say that iCloud works fine on Windows Home Server 2011. Thought Apple don’t list Windows Server 2008 R2 or WHS 2011 as a compatible product I’ve installed iCloud without any issues on my Windows Home Server and it’s been happily downloading photos sent by an iPhone 4 over […]


The Server Folders and Hard Drives tab in WHS 2011

A further look into the Windows Home Server 2011 Dashboard and this time its the Server Folders and Hard Drives tab. takes us through folder properties, the sharing tab, and the following wizards in WHS 2011: Move a Folder Customize Server Backup Add a Folder All this plus Shadow Copies are all taken a […]