Category: Tutorial


Install WHS 2011 in a ESXi Virtual Machine

If you would like to know how to install Windows Home Server 21011 in a ESXi Virtual Machine then we have a guide for you. This guide takes you from downloading the WHS 2011 ISO from TechNet or MSDN to to doing the snapshot (backup). You can find it here.


Setup WHS with CrashPlan

Using Windows Home Server with CrashPlan? No, then you should do as it is presently one of the cheapest and best solutions for backing up Windows Home Server to the cloud. Although CrashPlan does not have a dedicated add-in for Home Server users it is very easy to set up: For v1 users just follow […]


Microsoft Forefront Client Security works on WHS 2011

As you may be aware Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) does now work with Windows Home Server 2011, but the second best thing does. Microsoft Forefront Client Security which also does heuristics based scanning works fine but the installer file can be hard to locate. To make life easier for you here is a Download/Install/Update Guide […]


Rip your DVDs and CDs to WHS Automatically

If you would like to rip your DVD and CD collection to Windows Home Server using only freely available tools without manual interaction then a user by the name of Phil2011 may have the answer for you. Using an external USB DVD player, a copy of DVDFAB DVD Copy and ExpressRip, a batch file and […]


The Users Tab in WHS 2011

DavesComputerTips takes a detailed look at The Windows Home Server 2011 Dashboard: Users tab. This comprehensive guide on the Users tab in WHS 2011 looks at the password policy, shared folder read write options, remote web access options, account properties plus lots more. So to learn more on the Users tab in Windows Home Server […]


The Home Tab Guide for WHS 2011

Dave Hartsock from has a guide on how to interact with WHS 2011 from your client computers by using the Dashboard. In his guide Dave takes us through the Windows Home Server 2011 dashboard “Home” tab teaching us how to get updates for other Microsoft products, how to set up server backup and Remote […]


Installing WHS V1 on the HP ProLiant MicroServer

If you are planning to install version 1 of Windows Home Server on a HP ProLiant MicroServer then DO NOT use one of the modded bios that speeds up the ODD port (CD Drive Bay) before installation. Due to the ACHI/IDE mode of the SATA controller you have to change in and out of IDE […]


Creating User Accounts on WHS 2011

David McCabe has another article on BYTE on how to add users to Windows Home Server 2011. Another great back to basics tutorial by David which takes us through creating user accounts and the options open to us along the configuration process. You can read it here.


Media Streaming Issues and Solutions for WHS 2011

Microsoft have published a TechNet Wiki article on three media streaming issues which affect both WHS 2011 and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials users. The first workaround is for the repeat function not working when playing single music/video on the RWA page Secondly, after moving video/photos/music files to a different folder that is out […]


How to Connect WHS 2011 to a Windows 7 Homegroup

If you would like to know how to connect WHS 2011 to a Windows 7 Homegroup then there is a guide for you. The guide explains how to set this up, troubleshoot any problems and how to check the connection status and Network Utilization. You can find it here.