MediaSmartServer.net

One of my goals with my digital home setup is to get online content sites like Hulu and Netflix integrated with my various media players. Ideally this would all happen at the WHS level with the media player(s) simply capturing and displaying the feed. There are currently a few options out there, such as PlayON and […]

I’m pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Windows Home Server Backup Database-Backup (BDBB) Add-In. Version 1.0.2.2 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 […]

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 […]

I’m pleased to announce that long-time forum member and media streaming guru Damian “dbone1026″ Perez will be joining me as a contributing editor to the blog. Damian is well known to the members here primarily as one of the main sources of knowledge and help in the Media Streaming forum, especially for his excellent Media […]

I’m pleased to announce that today I’ve released a new Add-In to the Windows Home Server community. The Add-In is called “WHS Port Forward”, and it allows the user to utilize the UPnP feature of Windows Home Server to open forwarded ports from your router to your Home Server. This is useful if you have […]

Long-time forum member “cavediver” was first spotlighted in my Massive Storage and the MediaSmart Server blog post, when he shared his 17-drive, 21 terabyte MediaSmart Server setup with us. A little while after he increased his storage capacity to 27 terabytes across 22 drives by adding an additional 4-drive Sans Digital storage enclosure. This led […]

July 7th 2007 is the day I first registered the MediaSmartServer.net domain name, and on July 31st the forums went live. Things started incredibly slow, as can be expected when you’re running an enthusiast site for a product that didn’t yet exist, and I was the only person posting for about the first 3 months. […]

Nigel “Cougar” Wilks has released a new version of his highly regarded FirePlay for Windows Home Server Add-In. The updated release is version 0.90.06 and includes the following changes: Added a favicon Improved the FirePlay Service to resolve Remote Access detection issues Resolves bug where Remote Access status is switched after install caused upnp issue […]

Forum moderator Nigel “Cougar” Wilks has just let me know that today he was presented with a 2009 MVP Award for Windows Home Server from Microsoft. This is a fantastic recognition of the continued community support and activities that Nigel has performed over the past year. Nigel has been a member of MediaSmartServer.net since the […]