The following is a guest post written by Matthew Sawyer (forum member msawyer91) of Dojo North Software, developer of the popular and useful Home Server SMART Add-In for WHS and WHS 2011. As many of you already know, the second Tuesday of each month is Patch Tuesday for Microsoft. On the second Tuesday you’ll often […]

Anyone who has followed my tech ramblings knows I have been anxiously waiting for a legitimate Windows tablet. I know there are a handful of Windows 7 tablets out there, but between the price and limitations it is not exactly what I had in mind. Well, as the official launch of Windows 8 approaches it […]

Microsoft have released a hotfix to resolve the bogus “Computer Monitoring Error” issue that some users have encountered after their servers updated to the UR2 release. The hotfix is not available for direct download, you’ll need to click the “View and Request Hotfix Downloads” link to email support for the hotfix. If you’ve experienced the […]

First, I want to say “Thank you” to those that have left comments about this series of reviews.  Please keep them coming.  While I haven’t directly responded to each one, I’ve been reviewing them for any suggestions you’ve had and tried to incorporate them into the review. I tore down my HP EX495 a couple of weeks […]

Drive Bender released today version, their third update since the initial launch on October 14th.  This update corrects the following items: Release v1.2.1.5 release (2011-11-07) – Update: Implemented the “Pool setup wizard”. – Update: Fully integrated help system. – Update: Documentation has been greatly improved. – Bug fix: A number issues with add, merge and convert […]

This is part 2 of a multi-part review of the Drive Bender software for Windows Home Server 2011. Part 1 is available here. In this section, we’ll cover the Drive Bender terminology and how to install Drive Bender.  If you’re thinking about installing Drive Bender,  there are some important points I’ll discuss about the product […]

With Windows Home Server 2011 out and running, the biggest complaint most users have is the lack of Drive Extender (DE) being incorporated into the operating system, which was included in WHS v.1.  Drive Extender allows users to use any size hard drive (JBOD-Just A Bunch Of Drives) in their system and consolidate them so it looked […]

Microsoft has been conducting their developer conference for Windows 8 this week, they also have been making announcements regarding their next version of Windows Server 8.  One item many people have been disappointed in Windows Home Server 2011 was the removal of disk pooling.  Well, all is not lost for those who can be patient. […]

Microsoft have just made available a new add-in for Windows Small Business Server 2011 that should make the jobs of small business IT administrators a little easier.  The add-in gives administrators control of a number of items on any Windows 7 Professional PC connected to the server allowing them to ensure the clients are up […]

I’ve personally been umming and ahhing for a while now on if I should make the move to WHS 2011 or stick with my trusty WHS v1 for a little while longer.  But with the recent round of price cuts on the OEM price of WHS 2011 this has made my decision even harder. are […]