Category: Windows Home Server


Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials Performance

We have a couple of posts for you highlighting the performance of Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials. First up Tinkertry who has tested the performance of backups and bare-metal restores in Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials, and the results are that it is a lot faster than both WHS2011 and WHS v1. WHSv1 was fast, […]


The HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer Hands On

We Got Served has a hands on review of the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer . Their comprehensive review starts off by looking at what’s included in the box, including its features and specifications. Next up the N40L is tested against the older N36L model and various speed tests are performed including a look at this […]


Video: Domains and Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 Essentials

the average guy have another video on Windows Server 2012 Essentials, and this one looks at Domains and Storage Spaces. “Jim was joined by John Zajdler, Chris Courney (Drashna), Greg Welsh, Mike Martis (BYOB) and Paul Braren for a deeper dive into Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta that was released to the public on July […]


Windows Server 2012 Essentials with your own Homemade Certificate

In Windows 2012 Essentials there are two options regarding certificates. You can either register or move your existing internet domain to a supported registrar and buy a certificate or use a certificate you already own. For this second option a user by the name of PiGeon explains how to accomplish this with your own homemade […]


The Leading Causes of Data Loss

LaCie brings us a "What’s Your Backup Plan?" poster graphic. Its a great poster highlighting what a backup is not, the leading causes of data loss, how to determine your storage needs, choosing your backup plan plus lots more. A great info poster which you can find here.


Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials Install Walkthrough

Windows Home Server enthusiast Bennett Adelson has taken Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials for a test drive. In his comprehensive post Bennett takes us through the complete installation process with lots of screenshots too. You can read his post here.


Video: RAID 6 Setup and Troubleshooting on WHS

Linus Tech Tips is back with a serious Windows Home Server upgrade. Setting up 8x Seagate 3TB Barracuda drives in a RAID 6 array on WHS (RAID 6 allows for 2 failures at the same time compared to 1 in a RAID 5 array), this video has some great configuration tips plus the all important […]


The Digital Lifestyle Show Episode 362 – RIP Home Server

The latest edition of The Digital Lifestyle Show discuss the end of the road for Windows Home Server. Garry and Ian talk about what the alternatives could be, the open sourcing of Remote Potato, Windows 8 RTM dates, Home Server tips and Raspberry Jam coming to their user group. Episode 362 (RIP Home Server) of […]


SkyDrive for Windows v16.4.6003.0710

If you are a home server user who uses SkyDrive then you may notice an automatic update for SkyDrive for Windows (Version 16.4.6003.0710). As well as performance, reliability, and compatibility fixes this update also includes a new status window. When you click SkyDrive in the system tray, a small status window appears. It lets you […]


First Look at Windows Server 2012 Essentials Beta

Haven’t had chance to beta test Windows Server 2012 Essentials but want to see what it looks like? If so then we have some sites that have done the hard work for you and have already installed it. First up is Title (Required) who walk us through the process of installing the beta, with plenty […]