Category: Windows Home Server


LaCie 5big Office + with Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials Reviewed

WeGotServed has a review on the LaCie 5big Office + which uses Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. The 7 page review looks at what is included in the box, the units features and specifications, the initial setup process, which is then followed by plenty of performance testing. The LaCie 5big Office + was awarded […]


Implementing WS2012 Release Candidate on HP ProLiant Servers

If you would like to install Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (including Windows Server 2012 Essentials) on to a HP ProLiant server, then HP have a handy PDF document for you. The 12 page PDF includes pre-installation tasks and installation instructions for supported HP ProLiant servers which include the ProLiant MicroServer Also included are known […]


Icy Dock Dual-Bay 2.5” HDD Backplane with Slim Optical Drive Slot

Icy Dock have announced the MB994IPO-3SB, a dual-bay 2.5" SATA/SAS/SSD mobile rack backplane with a slim optical disk drive (ODD) slot, for use in a single 5.25" device bay. The MB994IPO-3SB is ideal for use in the  HP ProLiant MicroServer enabling you to have an additional 2 hard drive bays plus the optical disk too. […]


WS2012e Assessment and Deployment Kit

The Windows Server Essentials and Small Business Server Blog has announced that German, French, Chinese and Japanese beta versions of Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials are available for download. Also announced in the same post was the availability of the Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK). ADK is a collection of […]


Western Digital Red HDD Reviewed at Toms Hardware

Toms Hardware have a thorough 9 page review on the NAS-Specific Western Digital Red hard drives. Lots of benchmarks are the order of the day with a splash of temperature and power consumption too: “We can wholeheartedly recommend the Western Digital Red drives in their intended application: small business NAS appliances. I/O generally isn’t emphasized […]


Mountain Lion Server

With OS Mountain Lion coming out on the Mac App Store for $19.99 today, the Cult of Mac website takes a look at the Server edition of Mountain Lion. The article looks at the various features of the server edition including the server app, file sharing, the profile manager, collaboration and deployment. You can read […]


On Premises Exchange Integration with WS2012e

Website Title (Required) shows us how easy it is to setup On Premises (OP) integration with an Exchange server with Windows Server 2012 Essentials: “…i wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to setup the OnPrem (OP) integration with an Exchange server, and how it is possible to access both, using 1 single public IP […]


The Features in Windows Server 2012

A couple of articles for you on Windows Server 2012 the OS behind the new WS2012e. First up InfoWorld takes a look at Server 2012 and its features in a 3 page article. Next WindowsITPro looks at the top ten storage enhancements in Windows Server 2012 which include a revised Chkdsk, thin provisioning, data deduplication, […]


My Server for WS2012e for Windows Phone

My Server (codename) for Windows Server 2012 Essentials is available for Windows Phone users on the Marketplace. The public beta of My Server enables server status monitoring, management for both users and devices and also allows for media consumption on your Windows Phone.     The app can be found here or can be found […]


Multimedia Activities may Cause a Computer that is Running WS2012e to Stop Responding

Microsoft have issued a fix for Windows Server 2012 (which includes WS2012e) and Windows 8 Release Preview where Multimedia or communication activities may cause the computer to stop responding. The system may randomly stop responding (hang) when you work on multimedia or communication activities. This problem may occur during video editing, unified communications, or any […]