Category: Windows Home Server


How to Install Drivers for the Intel 82579V NIC

If you have one of the new Z77 motherboards with an Intel 82579V NIC then the LAN driver will fail when you try to install it on Server 2008-R2 and WHS 2011. Thankfully there is a workaround which involves editing the inf file. Joe_Miner explains how to perform this task to get your network/internet working […]


The Home Server show Podcast Episode 185

Episode 185 of The Home Server Show podcast is available: We’re talking Windows 8 Consumer Preview that should be released at any moment has just been released.  We go back and forth on many points including running it on desktops and tablets and the old “car vs truck” argument…We also talk about an issue that […]


Windows 8 Release Preview and Server 2012 RC Available

Microsoft have just released the Release Preview of Windows 8 and the Release Candidate (RC) for Windows Server 2012. Windows 8 Release Preview is available as a setup file or in ISO format in both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions. The RC of Windows Server 2012 is available as a 64-bit ISO file or […]


Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.0.2.6232 BETA

The updates continue for StableBit DrivePool with another release becoming available which fixes the Pool tab. Version BETA has the following change: Fixed Pool tab refreshing constantly. More details on this beta release are available from here.


PerfectDisk v12.5 Service Pack 4 (Build 311)

PerfectDisk has updated their defragmentation tool to 12.5 Service Pack 4 (Build 311). Although their are no changes to the WHS version, for those who have the client (and many do via purchasing the bundle) then this update is applicable to you. The PerfectDisk Client contains the following changes: Fixed a bug in handling of […]


Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.0.2.6229 BETA

The beta version of StableBit DrivePool has had an update to provide a network I/O boost amongst other changes. Version BETA includes the following changes: Fixed settings / state getting reset on upgrading. Added UI option for network I/O prioritization to the Disks DrivePool tab. After some testing, this option seems to be effective […]


Add-In: StableBit Scanner v2.0.0.2122 BETA

Version BETA of StableBit Scanner has been released to address some bugs. Here is the change log: Fixed a few Dashboard crashes. Included the service .config with installer (See C:\Program Files (x86)\StableBit\Scanner) UI settings were being reset on upgrading. Disk scan start synchronized to protect against multiple unintentional disk scans. More details on StableBit […]


Another Software Installation is in Progress Error Message

On your client computer you may receive the following error message when you attempt to install the connector software for your Windows Home Server 2011: The required fix is to edit the Windows Registry: Open regedit Navigate to the following registry keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Session Manager Rename  ”PendingFileRenameOperations” to […]


StableBit DrivePool Utilities Available

StableBit have published a wiki page on utilities which are available for StableBit DrivePool. The two utilities currently available are Windows Server Solutions Troubleshooter and DrivePool Command Utility. The Windows Server Solutions Troubleshooter is a wizard what automates fixes to the WSS system and supports the following tasks: Media Streaming Repair – Use this when […]


A Big Server Upgrade – 21TB to be Exact

PCDoc wanted to upgrade his WHS 2011 box with faster and larger hard drives and after a lot of research settled on the Seagate ST3000DM001 3TB drives – 6 of them enabling him to have 21TB of storage. PCDoc goes through his upgrade process using a copy of AllwaySync and gives us the results of […]