WHS 2011

For over 3 years my Windows Home Server (codename: Shawshank) has been humming along. At this point I would have thought I would have upgraded my server to a new OS, but due to the successor of WHSv1 removing some critical functionality I decided to sit on the sidelines a little longer. Now that Server Essentials […]

Martin Rothschink of HomeServerSoftware.com has written to let us know that he has released Service Pack 2 for his popular Lights Add-In for Windows Home Server and Windows Home Server 2011. In addition to a bunch of bug fixes and new features, there is also a new Mac client that works with both WHS 2011 […]

For anyone who likes to keep a very close eye on their hard drives you may be interested in the new public beta of Home Server SMART 2012 that Matt has just put out. It adds a bunch more great features to the initial version for WHS v1 he put out almost exactly two years […]

Paul York has written to let us know about an update to his Serviio Add-In for Windows Home Server that manages and installs the free Serviio DLNA media server. The update includes fixes and new features for the Windows Home Server v1 Add-In as well as a new Add-In for Windows Home Server 2011. Here […]

Two years ago I put together a guide for using NFS with Windows Home Server v1. Since then a new version of Windows Home Server has emerged (WHS 2011), so naturally I have gotten questions about if/how NFS could be applied to WHS 2011. Up to now there was really very little I could do […]

It’s just a tiny little tick box buried in the HP server certification website but it’s still nice to see that HP is acknowledging that they know WHS 2011 is out there.  According to their website Windows Home Server 2011 is now officially supported on the HP Proliant MicroServer and they go so far as […]

In WHS v1 terms the words “Power Pack” could often translate into “New Features” which, personally, is always exciting for me!  Power Pack 1 fixed the dreaded data integrity issues which will always be remembered as WHS V1′s rocky start to life,  but I think you’ll all agree the subsequent power packs did always appear […]

Last year I decided to get a new server in anticipation of Windows Home Server 2011 due to capacity restraints with my existing server.  I’d read a few articles of what people thought it might be, all the rumors, etc.  Everyone anticipated that pretty much everything from WHS v.1 would remain, but with some nice […]

One of the nice features of Windows Home Server 2011 is that it allows households that have a mixture of Macs and Windows PCs to connect both systems to the Home Server. Once I got my Release Candidate version of WHS 2011 up and running, I immediately started to hook up my Macs to my […]