September 2009

About a month ago Alex documented using Server Recovery to upgrade from his HP MediaSmart Server EX475 to the EX487. Overall, the process went smooth and Alex was able to successfully migrate his data from the EX475 to the EX487. I decided it was now my turn to do this, but instead do a server recovery […]

Forum member “cavediver” tipped us to the news that Microsoft is delaying the release of Windows Home Server Power Pack 3. The update was initially planned to be available at the same time as Windows 7, however according to a Windows Home Server Team blog post it appears that quality issues will be forcing a […]

Introducing the HP Data Vault

by Alex Kuretz on September 29, 2009 · 9 comments

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It’s no secret that Windows Home Server can be an excellent tool for small businesses that need a simple way to store and protect their valuable data. I’ve helped other MVP’s extol the virtues of Windows Home Server and have set it up at my own job to reliably back up the workstations in the […]

HP sent me the following announcement for the new HP StorageWorks X510 Data Vault Series. Powered by Windows Home Server, the Data Vault is targeted at small businesses that need an easy to use, reliable backup and storage solution. We’ll be taking a closer look at the Data Vault in another article, until then here’s […]

I’m pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Windows Home Server Backup Database-Backup (BDBB) Add-In. Version is primarily a maintenance release with only bug fixes and minor feature changes. Here’s what you can find in the new version. Redesigned method of drive detection for better accuracy Really display TrueCrypt encrypted […]

I’m happy to announce the release of a new version of MSS Fan Control, the Windows Home Server Add-In that allows you to modify the behavior of the exhaust fans in the HP MediaSmart Server EX470 and EX475. Note that this Add-In only works with the EX470 and EX475, I’d love to support the newer […]

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Popcorn Hour C-200 Review

by Damian on September 22, 2009 · 121 comments

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A couple days ago I posted the unboxing of my just arrived Popcorn Hour C-200. So now the question is, does it live up to the hype?  Going into this I tried to keep an open mind. I am an owner of Popcorn Hour’s A-110 and have had a mixed experience with it (device played […]

Nigel “Cougar” Wilks tipped me that is now listing the EX490 priced at £429 with Free Shipping, but unfortunately there’s not yet any stock available. has in addition found several other UK online stores that are listing the EX490, so head over to Terry’s post to see how the prices compare at your […]

HomeServerLand has been running a fun and interesting series of interviews with Add-In authors in the Windows Home Server community, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know them a little better. Last week I had the honor of coming under scrutiny of forum member and HomeServerLand editor Chris Bickerstaff, and had a great time interviewing with […]

Nigel “Cougar” Wilks has released two new Windows Home Server Add-Ins today that should be of interest to those of you that are looking to expand the capabilities of Home Server. Both Add-Ins should work with any Windows Home Server, and not just the MediaSmart Server. The first Add-In is called WHS PHP Installer. It […]