Category: Windows Home Server


Windows Server 8 Storage Technologies

There are lots of great features in Windows Server "8" Beta including the Drive Extender type "Storage Spaces", native thin provisioning giving the appearance of more physical space than is actually available to you and the new Resilient File System (ReFS) providing automated corruption scanning and repair. And what is this to do with Windows […]


Windows 8 Video Demos

With the launch of Windows 8 Consumer Preview yesterday Microsoft have released a short 8 minute product demo by Jensen Harris from the Windows User Experience group: Also available is the 90 minute keynote from the event which was help in Barcelona, Spain yesterday:


Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server 8 Beta Debut

The day has finally arrived. Microsoft has released the Windows 8 consumer preview for download as well as Windows Server 8 Beta. The new ReFS file system previews in Windows Server 8 Beta, which compliments the Drive Extender type technology called Storage Spaces which also appears in the consumer preview edition too. So without further […]


Creating Gadget Blocks for WHS 2011 Web Add-In User Interface

Gunnar Peipman explains how to create your own gadget blocks for WHS 2011 web add-in user interface. “To keep user interface of your Windows Home Server 2011 (WHS) web add-in similar to other parts of UI you may need styled blocks like shown on WHS web interface home page. In this post I will show […]


Add-In: StableBit DrivePool Build 5824

Version 5824 of StableBit DrivePool, the Drive Extender type add-in for WHS 2011 users has been released. Only 1 change in this release: [D] Allow simulated volume read. [D] = Driver was modified (reboot required after update) More details on StableBit DrivePool is available from here.


Replacement Modified PSU for the HP MediaSmart and Data Vault Servers

If you have a HP MediaSmart or Data Vault Server and your power supply stops working then you may have a slight problem as you may find another replacement that fits but it will be wired differently as HP used a different wiring configuration for its PSUs. But problems you will no longer have as […]


WHS 2011 Computer Monitoring Error since UR2

I updated my install of Windows Home Server 2011 with Update Rollup 2 (UR2) and iv started to get a computer monitoring error popping up in my system tray and a warning alert in the Alert Viewer and it seems I am not the only one. One user submitted a bug report for the issue […]


Add-In: iHomeServer v2 (for iTunes) Build

iHomeServer v2 (for iTunes) has had an update which adds some new features: New Features – Podcast updating, add new podcast, download podcast episodes added Bug fixes: log file rotation, increased buffers between client and server; icon change on iTunes playlist view; some consoles might timeout their connection with the iHomeServer server – if this […]


File Duplication in StableBit DrivePool BETA M4

The Covecube blog has lots of information on folder duplication in the BETA M4 release of StableBit DrivePool. The post explains how file duplication works in DrivePool M4, looking at real-time file duplication and its consistency and the process of duplicating files later. An interesting read which you can find here.


The BYOB Podcast Episode 78

Data recovery expert Scott Multon talks SSDs on this weeks edition of the BYOB podcast. You can catch episode 78 here.