Category: Windows Home Server


The Home Tech Podcast and the new Drobo 5N

The Home Tech Podcast this week has Mario Blandini talking about the new Drobo 5N: This week, The Average Guy Network is the first to break the news on the Drobo 5N, when the guys are joined by Special Guest, Mario Blandini from Drobo.  Mario talks about some of the new features in the Drobo […]


Add-In: Drive Bender v1.4.7.0

Drive Bender for WHS 2011, SBS Essentials 2011 and WS2012 Essentials have released version which introduces email notifications. Here is the full change log: Added: Email notifications. Any Drive Bender system notification can now be sent to a nominated email address, this is configured under the Notification settings. Update: Improved user security setting when […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 210

A CES wrap up edition of The Home Server Show podcast is available for your listening pleasure. Highlighting storage options which were seen at CES this year, episode 210 can be found here.


First Book on WS2012 Essentials Published

Fellow MVP Boon Tee has released the first book on WS2012 Essentials, entitled "An Administrator’s Guide to Windows Server 2012 Essentials". The 190 page eBook is a step by step guide for administrators and IT Professionals who are deploying, installing, configuring and managing Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Here are the details: The book takes a […]


HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer Plus a Bundled USB 3 Card

Thanks to fellow MVP Tim Barrett who let us know about a great deal on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer plus a bundled USB 3 card.   The price is currently $329.99 or just $264.99 after a $65 MIR. A great deal which you can find here.


Add-In: Drive Bender v1.4.6.5

Drive Bender for WHS 2011, SBS Essentials 2011 and WS2012 Essentials has been updated to version This latest release has the following changes: Update: Improved license validation to prevent license activation issues. Bug fix: BSOD can occur under some extreme conditions. Update: Upon boot, Drive Bender now forces a refresh of the Windows volume […]


Observations on WS2012 Essentials

Another users shares his experience with WS2012 Essentials. User ViRGE tells us the hardware he used in his build as well as his install process and finally explains why he used Storage Spaces and ReFS. An interesting observation of using WS2012 Essentials, which you can find here.


WS2012 Essentials on HP Hardware

The HP and Microsoft blog "Coffee Coaching" have details and a video on HP hardware for Windows Server 2012 Essentials. The HP ProLiant ML310e Gen8 and HP ProLiant ML350e Gen8 Server are both taken a look at. You can find more details here.


Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services for WS2012e

Trend Micro has released Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services for Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Here’s part of the press release (full press release is available here): Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cloud security leader, today (Jan 8) is addressing the increasingly complex threat landscape small businesses face due to the impact of mobile devices […]


Voting Time – Do You Run a Home Server or NAS?

Website Lifehacker is doing an online reader poll by asking the question do you run a Home Server or NAS? So far with nearly 7,000 votes server and NAS are neck and neck at 32%  whilst using both gets 20% of the votes and neither just 15% of the votes. You can cast your vote […]