Category: Windows Home Server


Add-In: Drive Bender for WHS v1.2.3.0

Beta 1 for the next major Drive Bender release (Tomcat) has just been made available. Release v1.2.3.0 includes the following changes: Update: Support for a number of NTFS API’s including compression and junction points. Update: Named (alternate) stream support. Bug fix: The WHS Move Folder feature no longer quits with an error. Update: Added call […]


Acer Aspire easyStore for $260

Thanks to one of our readers, Jacan who bought to our attention that the Acer Aspire easyStore which was on offer for $289.99 is now on offer again, but this time at an even better price of $259.99 instead of the normal price of $499.99. That’s a saving of $240 on this system which comes […]


Western Digital Sentinel DX4000 Review have a review of Western Digital’s Sentinel DX4000, a lovely piece of hardware powered by Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, a part of the “Colorado” family of products. Their comprehensive review looks at the design and build of the DX4000, its performance and power consumption. In conclusion the reviewer added: WD accomplished what it […]


The Home Server Show Podcast Episode 167

Episode 167 of The Home Server Show podcast is up And in this weeks edition: John, Jim, and Dave discuss some news for the first half and then Jim and DVN interview the developer of the Drobo for WHS add-in.  It’s a good listen even if your a Drobo fan or not.  It should give […]


HP ProLiant N40L and OCZ Agility 3 Combo for $320

Newegg have a great offer on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer bundled with a 60GB OCZ Agility 3 SSD for $319.99, saving you $119.99 off of the original price of $439.98. And if you send in the rebate card you get an extra $20 off bring the price down to just $299.99 – Bargain! You […]


SIAFIT (Set-It-And-Forget-It)

One of out forum members ttomm has put together a software package by the name of SIAFIT (Set-It-And-Forget-It) that notifies you in advance of hard drive issues by monitoring and periodically testing and sending emails if there is anything you need to know about. Here’s the details: About a year ago two things happened at […]


Add-In: Lights-Out Service Pack 2

The public beta of Service Pack 2 for the add-in Lights-Out has just been released for both WHS v1 and WHS 2011. Here is the change log for both versions, remember to read these instructions carefully because SP2 introduces some functional changes: Installation Important: Always uninstall any existing version first! Close WHS Console/Dashboard and download […]


Add-In: InteliSAN LDisk v2.0.0.5

  InteliSAN LDisk has been updated to version beta for WHS-2011, WSS-e, and SBS-2011 users. LDisk™ Adds iSCSI Target Storage capability to Windows Home Server-2011, Windows Storage Server-Essentials, and SBS-2011. Using LDisk™, you can create a single appliance to provide all your storage and backup needs. Here is the change log for this latest […]


Install SQL and WordPress on WHS 2011

Windows Home Server MVP Nigel Wilks explains to us the Microsoft Web Platform Installer for WHS 2011 users. This installer will enable you to easily install a whole suite of applications from Sql through to WordPress, even Forum software such as PhpBB onto Windows Home Server 2011. In the post Nigel explains how to get […]


The BYOB Podcast Episode 71

The BYOB podcast is up and on this weeks episode: SkyDrive for iOS and WP7 reviewed An exploration into ESXi as a virtualization platform Initial impressions of the Fractal design Define R3 case HTC Titan/Focus S/iPhone4S/Skyrocket comments The new dashboard for XBOX Plus lots more on episode 71 of the BYOB podcast.