Easter Egg

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There is an Easter Egg hidden within the Windows Home Server Console on the HP MediaSmart Server [1].


To access the feature:

  • Open the WHS Server Console to the MediaSmart Server tab
  • Hold down the shift-ctrl-alt keys on your keyboard
  • Click the Server icon next to the LED Brightness slider
  • You'll see an Easter Egg with the HP logo appear on the Server icon, and the slider change to show various LED behavior states
  • To disable the LED Light Show, move the slider all the way to the left (the first position)
  • To exit, just click the Server icon again


The LED states include:

  • Default System Lights (Recommended)
  • Holiday Lights
  • Ascending Chaser (all colors)
  • Descending Chaser (all colors)
  • Pulsing (all colors)
  • Night Rider (all colors)
  • Morse Code Credits

The Morse Code credits are decoded as: "Maureen Webber, Dan Thero, Matt Haines, Jerry McCollom, Charles McJilton, Dave Hanes, Jason Goldman, Alex Kuretz, Bryce Wemple, Lee Linden, TSV, Eric Peterson, Phil Walker, Jim Long, John Agosta, Greg Lipinski, Fred Thomas, Paul Boerger, Tony Hernandez, Paul Cesario, Mike Schuett, Christie Ratliff, Drea Babcock, Nick Jennings, Kim Sipes, My Therapy Buddy, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, The Microsoft Windows Home Server Team, and you the patient one who has written all of this down... congratulations!"

There is an Light Show Add-In available to manipulate these LED's further [2].


  1. http://www.mediasmartserver.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=64
  2. http://www.mediasmartserver.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=78