Category: Windows Home Server


Only 10% of Adults Backup their Files Daily

In a new study only 10% of adults backup their files daily and men are more likely to backup than women are. Seagate and Harris Interactive conducted a survey of 2,205 U.S. adults of which 90%  felt their digital content is valuable, but 30% of women surveyed do not back up their files at all. […]


Install Windows Server 2012 Essentials on the HP MediaSmart Server

If you have a HP MediaSmart Server would you like to install Windows Server 2012 Essentials onto it? If so then VieuxJules a user on the forums has already done so and tells us his experience of doing so in a 5 step process. First impressions: most notable benefit is Spaces (kind of an […]


Growing Beyond 25 Users with WS2012e

The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog has an article on Growing Beyond 25 Users with Windows Server 2012 Essentials. As you are probably now aware the new WS2012e allows up to 25 users instead of Home Server’s 10, but what do you do if you have more than 25 users? You transition […]


Mac Mountain Lion Compatibility With WHS 2011

Microsoft have but up a Wiki article on Mac Mountain Lion Compatibility With Windows Home Server 2011, Small Business Server 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. The article highlights the following 2 issues: An error message pops up when deploying connector: “’Connector for Mac’ can’t be opened because it is from an […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 94

This weeks episode of the BYOB podcast is up. And in this weeks episode for the build your own box enthusiasts: “This weeks BYOB Podcast is joined this week by John Wills and John Zadjler. We’ll discuss the Corsair 550D Case, Silex USB over IP, ASRock Z77 and Ivy Bridge 3570K, an Onkyo Receiver. John […]


Running a WS2012 Essentials VPN without Port 1723

Website Title (Required) have a post about running a Windows Server 2012 Essentials VPN without port 1723. Its completed via through the Anywhere Access wizard by clicking on Virtual private network (VPN): “Just put a tick in that box, and that is literally all you need to do. You don’t need to open any additional […]


Add-In: Drive Bender for WHS 2011 v1.3.5.0

Drive Bender for WHS 2011 has had an update. Version contains some updates and fixes from the v2 development branch. Here’s the full change log: Bug fix: User security can have issues with some extended characters. Bug fix: Removing a user from the user security list could fail. Bug fix: The "file in use" […]


Drive Bender 50% Off Offer Ending Soon

If you are a WHS 2011 user then Drive Bender are ending their introductory offer for Home Server users on the 10th August. The offer includes the Home Edition of Drive Bender with life time support and maintenance for $20 saving 50% off the regular price of $40 You can grab the offer from here.


Faster Backups and Restores in WS2012e than WHS

Tinkertry tells us that the slow backups and restores of WHSv1 and WHS 2011 have seemingly been addressed in Windows Server 2012 Essentials. According to Microsoft’s Ning Kuang who told Tinkertry: “We were able to improve the performance by increasing the data size of the disk I/O operations. It is great to see customer appreciate […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 191

Its another week and Episode 191 of The Home Server Show is up: Dave is out and Jim and John take over. The big topics are, Raspberry Pi, and some Home Server talk as usual. You can find episode 191 here.