Category: Windows Home Server


Add-In: WSE RemoteApp 2012

WSE RemoteApp 2012 is an add-in for users of Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Here’s the details: WSE RemoteApp 2012 makes it possible for administrators to deliver remote applications (referred to as “RemoteApp programs” or simply “RemoteApps“) to their users. Specifically, WSE RemoteApp 2012 enables a straightforward publishing process that allows applications installed directly on the […]


Add-In: WHS RemoteApp 2011

WHS RemoteApp 2011 is a new add-in for users of Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials or Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. Here are the details: WHS RemoteApp 2011 makes it possible for administrators to deliver remote applications (referred to as “RemoteApp programs” or simply “RemoteApps“) to their users. Specifically, […]


The Difference Between WS2012 Essentials and Foundation

Want to know the difference between WS2012 Essentials and WS2012 Foundation? Paul Thurrott looks at the differences between these similar offerings in the following areas: Licensing Availability Users Processor count Hyper-V Active Directory Server Core Product focus Management Upgrading …you should choose Foundation only if you have at least some in-company IT staff and/or are […]


Using FreeNAS for Storage

Steve Streza has built a storage box using FreeNAS. Using RAID-Z2 which is based on a technology called ZFS, (a modern file system that supports "storage pools") and 8 3TB Seagate hard drives, Steve takes us through installing the OS, sharing your data, keeping the box healthy and how to extent FreeNAS with Plugins. A […]


Getting Started with the Dashboard in WS2012 Essentials

"The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog" have an article on getting started with the Dashboard in WS2012 Essentials. For the new Dashboard we are taken through the new home page and are shown tasks which have now been simplified, health monitoring and client monitoring as well as new features and extensibility via […]


Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v BETA

The beta build of StableBit DrivePool has had an update. Version BETA for WHS 2011, SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials has the following changes: Added byte deltas to re-balance markers. The StableBit Scanner balancer will now respect existing limits and use protected vs. unprotected limits when deciding how to […]


Add-In: Lights-Out Service Pack 3

Service Pack 3 for the add-in Lights-Out has been released and it brings support for Windows Server 2012 Essentials. This latest release works for Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials and Windows Home Server 2011, and has the following changes: Official support for Windows Server 2012 Essentials […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 100

Episode 100 of the BYOB (Build Your Own Box) podcast is available: This week Jim Collison and John Zajdler join us for an open discussion of technology and hardware. It BYOB’s longest show yet so keep that commute in the slow lane for The 100th episode of The BYOB Podcast. You can find episode 100 […]


Alerts How-To for WS2012 Essentials

Paul Thurrott is back telling us how to cope with alerts in WS2012 Essentials. Paul explains how the alerts work and how to ignore or delete an individual alert. We are also shown how you can be alerted to issues that are local to your own PC only instead of all networked PCs. You can […]


Media Sharing in WS2012 Essentials

Paul Thurrot is back, this time with a tip for the WS2012 Essentials user. How to enable and configure media sharing is Paul’s tip, who explains: You’re prompted to set up Essentials 2012’s media server as part of the initial setup tasks in the Dashboard. That said, if you skip over this step, you can […]