Category: Windows Home Server


WHS 2011 with Windows 8 – Issues Encountered

Iv been playing with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview for the last 2 days with Windows Home Server 2011 and here are two issues which I encountered: WHS 2011 will backup Windows 8 storage pool drives with no problem BUT you will only be able to do a file based restore only. I amongst other […]


Important Storage Issues in Windows Server "8" Beta

Microsoft have issued the following important issues for Windows Server "8" Beta regarding Storage, and in particular Storage Spaces the technology which is similar to what Drive Extender was on version 1 of Windows Home Server: Failover clusters might become unresponsive if you use them with storage pools that contain virtual disks, such as storage […]


Video: Setup RAID on the HP ProLiant MicroServer

Microsoft WHS MVP, Grey Lancaster explains in two short YouTube videos how to setup RAID on the HP ProLiant MicroServer (part 1) and getting it configured in SBS 2011 Essentials (which also applies to WHS 2011 too) in part 2. Part 1 Part 2


Add-In: My Movies for WHS 2011 v2.11 PR1

My Movies for Windows Home Server 2011 has been updated to version 2.11 PR1. Here is the change log: Added: Converter now supports ISO files that are coupled to a title as ‘Online File’. Added: better handling of situations where converter hasn’t converted the title on a disc. Added: Popcorn Hour NMJ storage. Added: Path […]


Seagate Beat WD at No1 Spot

Seagate have beaten WD as the number one HDD maker in the last 3 months of 2011, beating Western Digital, which suffered heavy losses in the devastating Thailand floods last year. “The new rankings mean that Seagate in the fourth quarter controlled 38 percent of overall HDD shipments, with Western Digital coming in a distant […]


Add-In: PerfectDisk 12.5 SP3 Build 310

PerfectDisk 12.5 SP3 (Build 310) for Client and Console has been released. Here’s the change log: Client: Fixed ability to schedule Exchange datastore compaction. Fixed “Invalid parameter / namespace” defragmentation errors. Fixed testing of connection to an Exchange server. Fixed algorithm for determining thin provisioned drives in Hyper-V Guest. Fixed incorrect dumping of registry keys […]


WHS 2011 Software Price Plunge

Now is a good time to grab yourself a copy of Windows Home Server 2011 as it can now be found for as cheap as $44 in the US and £36 in the UK. The English language version with the SQU: CCQ-00128 can be found in the US at CostCentral for $44.32 (plus $8 shipping) […]


Western Digital adopts KeepVault Online Backup for WD Sentinel DX4000

Western Digital (WD) has selected KeepVault online backup for its new WD Sentinel DX4000 series of small office storage servers. Here’s the full press release: MELBOURNE, Fla., March 1, 2012 – AuthenTec (NASDAQ: AUTH), a leading provider of mobile and network security, announced that Western Digital® (WD®) has selected its KeepVault backup service to provide […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 173

Episode 173 of "The Home Server Show" podcast is up, and this week: “What do we have here?  Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows 8 Server Beta.  That’s what we have!  These two products were released for download a few hours before the recording of this show and we have both loaded up to go […]


Installing the WHS 2011 Connector Software onto Windows 8

If you are trying to install the WHS 2011 connector onto the Consumer Preview edition of Windows 8 then you will find that the installation process will hang at about the 90% completed mark. The connector was working fine with the Developer edition of Windows 8 but there is a workaround which works for most […]