Category: Windows Home Server


Add-In: CloudBerry Backup for WHS 2.5

CloudBerry Backup for WHS (both v1 and WHS 2011) and SBS 2011 Essentials has been updated and now includes the ability to backup data to local storage such as local disks, network shares NAS and SAS devices. This is useful if you like to backup only a subset of your data to the cloud for […]


Orbital Backup Configuration and Mac OS X Lion

The add-in Orbital Backup Configuration which allows connected Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) computers to use your WHS for Time Machine backups will only work with Snow Leopard and not Mac OS X Lion. Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) support is unavailable due to a software conflict between the Microsoft Launchpad and Lion Launchpad, […]


ISO Mounter for WHS Instructional Video

A video has just been released which takes you through using the ISO Mounter for Windows Home Server add-in. This add-in allows you to mount ISO files (DVD and CD images) stored on your server so they can be viewed directly through your servers folder share on all of your PC’s and laptops.   More […]


The HFX PowerNAS 2011 – Naughty but Nice

The HFX PowerNAS 2011 from Austrian HFX is a fan less Home Server with 4GB of RAM and an Intel i3 or i5 CPU. With space for 5 x 3.5" hard drives the HFX PowerNAS 2011 isn’t cheap, but at $1,599 (1,095 Euro) you are getting a fine piece of hardware. 5x HDD 3,5“ bays […]


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 […]


Add-In: Drive Bender for WHS 2011

Version of Drive Bender for WHS 2011 is here. Here is the full change log: Update: Implemented the "Pool setup wizard". Update: Fully integrated help system. Update: Documentation has been greatly improved. Bug fix: A number issues with add, merge and convert a drive have been fixed. Bug fix: Creating a folder now implements […]


The Drive Extender Features in Windows Server 8

Paul Thurrott’s Supersite for Windows has a comprehensive preview of Windows Server 8. And why is this of interest for Windows Home Server users you may ask? The next version of Home Server will be based on this core operating system and Paul wrote about the following features which will be of interest to Windows […]


Add-In: Transcoder WHS

Transcoder WHS is an add-in for v1 users which monitors specified folders looking for files to transcode into MP4s. Version includes the following changes: Fix problem with post transcode file management. App was trying to rename or delete the source file so quickly after the handbrake process that the OS would some times show […]


FlexRAID and WHS 2011 – The Cleanest Integration

On their blog the FlexRAID team have written why its software is ideal as a Drive Pool and RAID solution for WHS 2011: FlexRAID provides the cleanest integration into WHS 2011 out of all solutions out there. FlexRAID requires no plugin and presents its Storage Pool drive as a native NTFS drive to WHS 2011. […]