Category: Windows Home Server


Windows Server 2012 Essentials Deployment Stages

Clinton Ho, Senior Program Manager on the Windows Server Essentials team talks us through Windows Server 2012 Essentials deployment. On "The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog" Clinton walks us through the two main stages of deployment. The WinPE stage and the initial configuration stage (out-of-box experience), showing us the various screens during […]


The BYOB podcast Episode 95

Episode 95 of the BYOB podcast is up, and: “This week on the BYOB Podcast we are joined by John Stutsman, He’ll update us on his recent hardware experiences. The Failure of Storage Spaces, Tunneling with unTangle, Corsair 550D debacle. Michel’s new server is a nightmare. Cord Cutting update.” You can listen to episode 95 […]


Western Digital 2TB Green HDD for $100

Amazon are selling the Western Digital 2TB Green hard drive for $99.99. Saving $80 of the list price of $179.99. The WD 2TB 3.5" Green HDD (WD20EARX) is a SATA III, IntelliPower, 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive with the following features: IntelliSeek – Calculates optimum seek speeds to lower power consumption, noise, and […]


Manage Movies Using iHomeServer

Website "The Doc’s World" has some tips on how to manage movies properly using the add-in iHomeServer: “I have more than a 130 iPad movies in my collection and with an average size of about 1 Gig for each, there is no way to sync all of my movies on my device nor would I […]


WHS 2011 TechNet Wiki Resource

For all Home Server 2011 users don’t forget the TechNet Wiki resource which has articles on the following areas: Server Deployment and Configurations Client Deployment Remote Web Access Media and Workgroup Data Protection (Server and Client Backup) Extensibility With links to 21 different articles the TechNet Wiki resource will help you with any problems you […]


Seagate Backup Plus External USB 3.0 3TB Hard Drive for $140

newegg have the Seagate Backup Plus external USB 3.0 3TB hard drive for just $139.99. This Seagate Backup Plus was originally on sale for $17.99 but is currently on special for $149.99 but by using coupon code EMCNBJN28 you can save an additional $10 bringing the total price down to $139.99 but hurry as the […]


How Robust is Storage Spaces?

PCDoc woke up to the sound of an alarm, the alarm from his Highpoint RAID card, which was highlighting an error within Storage Spaces. With an option to repair chkdsk was run: …it ran a check disk on all three drives and found no errors.  Shortly after that it began a repair process which took […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 192

Episode 192 of The Home Server Show is up and this week Dave and the guys discuss how to best safeguard your data while moving PC’s, servers, and data, from one place to the next. Also is this weeks episode Synology, Drobo, ioSafe, and Windows Essentials. You can find the audio for episode 192 here, […]


HP MicroServer N40L LCD Screen Mod

Online retailer ServersPlus are offering the HP MicroServer N40L with an LCD screen mod. The USB LCD panel displays 4 lines of 20 characters, which can display a wide range of information, such as: CPU speed and usage Memory usage (used/free) Storage space used/free on any drive or array NIC throughput / IP address Date, […]


Video: Should I keep running WHS even though Microsoft discontinued it?

Should I keep running Windows Home Server even though Microsoft discontinued it? That’s the question Leo Laporte answered on "The Tech Guy!" show, which you can view in this video: