Category: Windows Home Server


WD RE RAID Hard Drive Review

PC Perspective have a review of the WD RE RAID hard drive. With the 4TB SATA enterprise drive in hand PC Perspective do lots of testing as well as comparing it to the WD Red HDD. A great review which you can find here.


A Look at WS2012e

Redmond Channel Partner online take a look at WS2012 Essentials. In the article they look at its ease of use, scalability and upgradability and take a look at its new and improved feature set. You can read the article here.


The Major Features and Capabilities of WS2012 Essentials

Paul Thurrott steps backup from his regular series of articles on WS 2012 Essentials and explains its major features and capabilities. Paul explains its super-simple domain set up and Dashboard management console, Centralized PC (and server) backup, Storage Spaces, Media Sharing, Remote Access and online services integration. A great overall read on Windows Server 2012 […]


Windows Server 2012 Essentials RTMs

Its here, Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been released to manufacturing with copies available for you to try today. Microsoft had the following to say in a earlier released statement: Today I am pleased to tell you that Windows Server 2012 Essentials has reached the release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone. We are delivering the product […]


Connecting WS2012 Essentials to a Home Version of Windows 7 or 8

How do you connect WS2012 Essentials to a home version of Windows 7 or 8? Very easily is the answer, but if you are not quite sure when Paul Thurrott in his continuing series on WS20122 Essentials takes you through the steps. You can read Paul’s latest instalment on WS2012 Essentials here.


Home Server Show Meetup 20th Oct in IL USA

Don’t forget The Home Server Show are holding their 2nd annual meetup in Indiana in the US on the 20th of this month. Here’s the schedule (Eastern Time): 10 to 11 Meet and Greet (coffee time for Dave) – Additional setup time if needed. 11 to Noon Physical Gear Demo. Icy Dock, Synology, Drobo, ioSafe, […]


CloudBerry Backup for WS2012 Essentials Released

CloudBerry have announced that CloudBerry Backup now supports WS 2012 Essentials, automating data backup directly to Amazon S3, Windows Azure and Amazon Glacier. More details on CloudBerry Backup for Windows Server 2012 Essentials is available from here.


Remote Access in WS 2012 Essentials

Access the Server Remotely is a new article from Paul Thurrott in his series on WS2012 Essentials. Paul shows us how to enable remote access and tells us about the various options available to us including the VPN and Remote Web Access features. Paul also gives us a couple of free alternatives to use if […]


Do You Have a Backup of the Backup?

Joe Beernink had a red blinking light on his HP EX490 MediaSmart Server which turned out to be a failed Home Server. Luckily for Joe he followed an article at ServeTheHome to recover his data off of his failing hard drive, but this does highlight that you should have a backup of the backup. So […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 200

Its a big one – Episode 200 of The Home Server Show! We bid farewell to Johnny Z in this, the 200th episode of The Home Server Show podcast. Jim dials in from the West Coast and Dave is crying in his coffee about Windows Home Server or the lack thereof.  No really, it’s a […]