Category: Windows Home Server


Installing Connector on Home PC issues

If you are having problems installing the Windows Home Server Connector on your home PCs and having “join” issues, there is some great troubleshooting information to be found here.


AntiVirus Software for Windows Home Server

While there is no requirement that you load Anti-Virus software on WHS, I personally think that it’s a good idea. With more people adding programs like uTorrent, eMule and ORB to their WHS directly, there is a greater chance of a direct infection especially when using Torrent or P2P applications. A visiting guest with his/her […]


My RC1 Installation Adventure

Well I went from Beta2 to the CTP build and yesterday to RC1. The sata hard disks were discovered correctly and no additional storage drivers were needed as was the same with the previous two builds. I did not even have to generate a new product key as any unactivated ones unused from the CTP […]


Avoid Setup Errors

As reported from posters at Microsoft’s WHS Forum the WHS setup can fail will all sorts of errors where the root cause was either a corrupted download, an unverified burn of a DVD/CD, poor quality media, mismatched media (e.g. DVD-R used in a DVD+R drive) or malfunctioning CD/DVD-ROM readers. In the previous Beta 2 and CTP releases […]


Enable Customer Feedback

A request from the Windows Home Server Team from the email sent out to beta testers We ask that you enable providing customer feedback information to Microsoft when you go through setup (or enable it later in Server Settings). We received VERY valuable data from Beta 2 and CTP via this mechanism and it is […]

0 Domains

You will be able to personalize the domain name you use to access your server remotely. By visiting Windows Live Custom Domains you can register a domain name that allows you to access your home server from a domain such as Microsoft says this service will be free and available for the RTM release […]


Are you waiting to be accepted into the WHS beta program?

If you are one of the thousands who have applied to be part of the WHS beta program since the CTP version was released, you may not have to wait for much longer. Todd Headrick, Product Planner for the Windows Home Server Team has said that the invites will be going out later today or […]


Windows Home Server Release Candidate (RC) is here

Windows Home Server RC1 is here. The build number is 06.00.1424.2 and it is available to existing beta testers at . As well as bug fixes it includes a better setup process, new remote access capabilities and auto router-setup for UPnP 2.0 home routers. If you are not part of the WHS beta put would like […]


Have WHS shown correctly in your Windows Vista Network Map

Windows Vista Network Map before the LLTD Responder install. Those of you using Windows Vista can now have your WHS shown correctly in your Vista Network Map by having the LLTD Responder for Windows XP installed on your WHS machine. Download the LLTD Responder for XP from Microsoft’s website. Run the exe on your WHS […]


How do I View the WHS log files?

You can view the WHS log files from a remote desktop connection (under Start->Accessories) to the server or from the web interface if you have done what was discussed here to get the full Home Server desktop and not just the console.  Make sure that you logon as Administrator with your WHS password. Then go to […]