Windows Home Server 2011

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 […]

Matt Sawyer of Dojo North Software has released an updated beta version of his Home Server SMART Add-In, as well as a standalone Windows application for monitoring hard drive health on non-WHS desktops or servers. This Add-In has been extremely valuable in our Troubleshooting forum to help users discover issues with their hard drives as […]

Matt Sawyer of Dojo North Software has posted in the forums announcing that he is in need of help testing the next release of his popular Home Server SMART Add-In. If you own an SSD, whether in your server or another PC you can help Matt with just a few minutes of your time. See […]

Microsoft have released it’s second Update Rollup for Windows Home Server 2011. This update fixes 15 issues as listed below and should be available via Windows Update now. This release also addresses many of the issues with using WHS 2011 with Mac Lion. Major issues that are resolved by this update Issue 1 The network […]

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 […]

Nearly a year ago I wrote a post about building a Mini-ITX HTPC. Since then I have been wanting to build a server to use as a testing ground for Windows Home Server 2011. Since this is meant to be a test server, I wasn’t looking to spend a lot of money. If anything, I […]

Some time ago, I created a couple of Add-Ins for Windows Home Server V1 to make things easier for installing applications such as WordPress, PHP and MySql. Since the release of Windows Home Server 2011 I have had numerous requests to port them to the new platform which I was loath to do due to the age […]

CloudBerry Lab has released version 2.6 of their popular Online Backup for Windows Home Server (original and 2011). Version 2.5 released back in November and added the ability to perform block level backups which shortened the backup time of changes to existing files. The latest release adds continuous backup for near real-time protection. Rather than scheduling a […]

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 […]

CloudBerry Backup has been updated to version 2.5 for both Windows Home Server and Windows Home Server 2011. The big news with version 2.4, in case you missed it, was the ability to perform a differential backup on files of any size — this is a major feature that will shorten backup times and help […]