Category: Windows Home Server


Tutorial – How to backup WHS using IDrive-E

After my review on Online Offsite WHS Backup Solutions, the winner of the gold award was IDrive-E. A few installed it and are happy but a couple of you asked for my own configuration details and a walkthrough. So without further ado, here it is: Remote Desktop into your WHS and install the IDrive-ESetip.exe. Install it to the default […]


More Anti-Virus Software for WHS

In my last post about compatible anti-virus software for Windows Home Server, we came to the conclusion that NOD32 was the best paid for option and that ClamWin was probably the best FREE option available. Since than I have tried and tested a few more anti-virus products and here is the outcome. Avast 4 Server Edition. Good but […]


UPDATE – WHS Client Connector Join Issues

  As discussed in the previous two news items here and here. Tom Ziegmann from the Windows Home Server Team has posted a resolution that may help those of you still having issues getting your PCs connected to the server via the connector/console software. The client connector uses a web service that resides on the […]


Online Offsite WHS Backup Solutions

In my post about the new forth coming book Windows Home Sever for Dummies, Drew left the following comment: I would like “Easier to understand details on how WHS controls the drives and storage. Seems like a lot of people are worried about backing up WHS, but you do not need to if you know […]


Your HELP is required for Dummies

      After my earlier post on Woody Leonhard new forth coming book Windows Home Server for Dummies. Woody has been in contact asking for your help. If you have topics that you’d like to see covered in the book make sure that you post them here and I shall make sure they are forwarded to […]


Microsoft Team asking for help – WHS Connector Join issues

As posted on the Microsoft Windows Home Server Forum.  If you are one of the people having issues getting your PCs connected to the server they would like to hear from you. As Micheal Elizarov says: “Our team is trying to create a comprehensive picture of the issues people have when running connector on their […]


PhotoSync Beta2 for WHS is Available!

Ed Holloway has posted on his blog that Beta2 of PhotoSync for Windows Home Server is available.The new version has several tweaks, bug fixes and numerous enhancements. PhotoSync monitors your WHS Photos folder or a sub folder within it and automatically uploads the contents to your Flickr account. You can select which photos you would […]


Problems accessing WHS Web Interface. Ports 80 and 443 Blocked?

More and more Internet Service Provider’s (ISP’s) are blocking the default ports which allow access via the web interface to your Windows Home Server. With this workaround we will have you remotely connecting to your server using your favorite browser. The two ports in question here are 80 and 443. If your ISP is only […]


Add-In LobsterTunes for Windows Mobile Devices

Those of you with a Windows Mobile device will love this… Imagine an add-in that lets you play music, from your Windows Home Server to your windows mobile device via 3G (CDMA or UTMS) or WiFi locally or remotely… Well imagine no more LobsterTunes is here, and your WHS Music store can go with you […]


Create a New User Account Directly on the WHS

If you are going to install third party applications on your Windows Home Server like uTorrent, eMule, ORB etc. For security reasons it is best to do so under a new user account. Below I shall explain step by step how to accomplish this. Using Remote Desktop Connection, (Start, Accessories) connect to your WHS as […]