Windows Home Server is a home server operating system from Microsoft. It is intended to be a solution for homes with multiple connected PCs to offer file sharing, automated backups, media streaming and remote access. The initial version of Windows Home Server (based on Windows Server 2003) was ...

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Manually extract files from Windows Home Server 2011 backup?

A drive in my WHS2011 server went down and took all the pictures of our son's first month of life with it. I had StableBit Drive Pool installed, but it seems not to have gotten the pictures onto the ...
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Windows Home Server 2011 Photo Viewing Only App - No Write Acess

I currently use Windows Home Server 2011 to store photos that I have taken, and allow people to connect to my server through their laptops using Windows Explorer to view my photos. But this introduces ...
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Using Android smartphone to connect to WHS (2011) via VPN

I set up the VPN service at my Windows Home Server 2011. It seems that only SSTP as protocoll is allowed (only for Windows 7 computer and above). How can I connect via VPN from an Android 4.1 device ...
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How can I get hard drive to work for QEMU-virtualized Windows Home Server 2011?

I have configured a Windows Home Server 2011 guest with virt-install and virsh, but the windows installer can't find any hard drives. Nor can it load any virtio drivers for it. This is my first ...
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Remotely install WS2012 R2?

TL;DR How do I install Windows Sever 2012 over a network to a remote sever? I purchased an Acer WHS h340 for very cheap, but it didn't come with the Recovery Disks and had a bad motherboard. Replaced ...
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Windows Home Server 2011

Does Windows Home Server 2011 allow multiple logins to the same account at the same time? Or just one at a time. I've tried to log onto my Home Server, and when my sister logs on I get booted off. ...
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Installed a new router and Windows 7 no longer sees a network share (but I can Remote Desktop connect to it). What gives?

I recently upgraded my router. After upgrading my router suddenly my SMB-based network shares located on a Windows Home Server box no longer work. My Windows 7 desktop machine can connect to the WHS ...
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Windows 8.1 Insufficient storage available for backup

I'm using Windows Home server 2011 to backup my laptop, but I have been unable to perform a backup since upgrading to Windows 8.1. I get an "Insufficient storage available for backup. The C drive on ...
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Unable to remove redirected printer

I don't know what these redirected devices are on my Windows Home Server. One is a printer which I can't print to and the other a fax (which I don't have). The shared printer in the picture is ...
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Enable network adapter before boot

I accidentally disabled the network adapter on my headless Windows Home Server 2011. I would hook up a monitor to it, but I've been using RDP saved credentials for a couple of years, and no longer ...
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recovering a windows home server (v1) hdd

I just had my windows homeserver (v1) die All im left with are 3 hard drives 2 of the drives show up as blank when I plug them into my usb sata reader the 3rd drive has 2 partitions system and Data ...
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creating new raid 5 volume

I recently purchased and installed a HighPoint HIRR2640X4SG RAID Controller card. I installed three 2 TB hard drives, and created the array: I booted and went into Disk Management in WHS 2011. I ...
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What's stopping me granting network users read/write access to a WHS 2011 share?

I've a long-standing problem that is getting me down. My home network has three computers: Server - Windows Home Server 2011 PC Windows 7 Professional Mediacentre Windows 7 Home Premium The server ...
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Deleting system files that are in a remote shared folder?

I have my videos on a Windows Home Server. I have access to the shared folders, i.e. \\server\movies, with modify permissions. When I try to delete a folder like \\server\movies\movie, other files ...
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RDP into Windows 2012 Essentials Server

I can not find a way to RDP into my Windows Essentials Server 2012, like I could to my old Home Server. Am I missing something simple here? When I try I get "Your Credentials Did Not Work", even ...
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Windows Home Server loses network

I have a Windows Home Server running on my home network and I lose the ability to connect to it on a regular basis. Sometime sit will stay connected for hours and lately the longest it has stayed ...
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It's 2013. Windows Home Server, Win8, NAS, or something else? [closed]

I'm a bit late to the party, but I've been considering setting up a home server for a while now and would like some advice. (First question on SU, tell me if I'm messing anything up.) My current ...
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Sudden severe performance Issues with Windows Home Server 2011

I have a Windows Home Server 2011 box with an Athlon 64 X2 dual processor, 6Gb RAm, and 4 2Tb disks configured as a couple of mirrored raid arrays. I use this box to run nightly backups of the 4 ...
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How can I save my JBOD “files” when moving from Windows Home Server to Windows Server Essentials 2012

I had a Windows Home Server (not 2011) that finally up and died on me. Instead of going through the effort of re-installing an outdated OS, I decided to install Windows Server Essentials 2012, since ...
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Automatically install driver on headless WHSv1 system

I have one of the HP Mediasmart Windows Home Server v1 boxes. It's network port appears to have died a few days ago but the system is not giving any other sign of failure: No activity lights ...
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How to get read/write access to WHS v1 shares from Windows 8 using a Microsoft Account?

I have a Windows Home Server v1 (based on Windows Server 2003). I recently upgraded my machine to Windows 8, but now I am unable to get write access to my network shares. The ones that are set for ...
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Accessing a WHS 2003 Share from Windows 8

I have a Windows Home Server 2003 running with my shared files on it. I've recently updated my desktop computer with Windows 8 and I'm now unable to access the public shares on the WHS box. I did use ...
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How can I create a shared workgroup account for a Windows 8 Online account?

I have a number of machines ranging from a Windows Server 2003 based Home Server, a couple of Windows 7 machines and now a Windows 8 Surface. I'd like to be able to seamlessly access my media library ...
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Add Sabnzbd to a subdomain of a website

I have a Windows Home Server 2011 set up that runs my various Usenet/Torrent program webUIs. What I'd like to know is whether or not I can use a domain name to allow me to access them when I am away ...
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Can't install network driver for Intel DZ77BH-55K for Windows Server 2003

I know now that this is a Desktop motherboard, officially not supported for Windows Server operating systems, but I would still like to get it to work. I've confirmed that the motherboard network ...
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Can I restore a Windows 7 backup made in 32 bit after installing Windows 7 64 bit

I'm a Mac user helping out a friend, so I don't know much about Windows. They have a Windows Home Server that their PC backs up to. The docs for Windows 7 64 bit say that it needs to be a clean ...
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Windows home server build that is energy efficient

I want to build a home server and I plan to run windows server 2012 essentials. I want to use it for storage, file sharing, dlna to my tv, host a couple of websites (not much traffic if any at all) ...
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PC restored from Windows Home Server does not boot

All the PC at my office are connected to a server running Windows Home Server which do backup every night. We bought a new PC with a Windows7 Home Premium license to replace a dying one running on ...
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My Windows Home Server yields nothing when I type ipconfig

Even ipconfig /all doesn't yield anything. Does this mean the on-board ethernet is fried? (Oh, and this is WHS 2008 SP2.)
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Copying from WHS 2011 backup very slow

I'm setting up a new computer to replace one of my old ones, and part of doing so is extracting my Home folder from a backup I made just before wiping the old one. However, copying from the mounted ...
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Where can I buy/download a legal ISO copy of Windows home Server 2011? [closed]

I'm Wondering where I can buy/download a copy of Windows Home Server 2011. I would like to install today. I know I can go to eBay/Amazon and buy it. But it would be nice if I could do it today.
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Corrupt file record segments on new drive

I have a hard-drive problem with an HP EX475 MediaSmart Server running the Win2003-derived version of Windows Home Server. About three months ago the machine started reporting read errors and ...
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How to determine why HP DataVault X510 WHS fails to boot?

I have a HP DataVault X510 Windows Home Server that does not appear to boot up any more. It turns on displays all three lights (power, network & health) for a couple of seconds then turns off for ...
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Windows Home Server Passwords Do Not Match

I have a Windows Home Server that chunks along just fine most of the time. I've never bothered to put it on a UPS and so it's vulnerable to power outages that happen a few times a year. This most ...
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How can I find where my files have gone - Windows Home Server

Today I have looked on my homeserver and a single folder holding all my photos has gone from one of my shares on my homeserver, fortunately everything is backed up, but what it the best way to see ...
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Does Windows Home Server (v1) recognise previously-backed-up drives, after an OS re-install?

I would like to understand how Windows Home Server (v1) treats previously-backed-up disk drives, after the Operating System on C:\ has been re-installed, in order to work out whether my Home Server ...
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Windows Home Server 2011: My Computer and Disk Properties show old Label after rename

I have a Windows Home Server 2011 box (based on Windows Server 2008 R2). For ease of use I label my data drives with what is on them: Data (E:) [500 GB SATA] Data Backup (R:) [500 GB USB] My Data ...
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Install Linux/Alternative OS on Headless Server

Question in short: How to install an alternative OS (debian preferred) on a headless server and what OS to use for a home media/dataserver. My questions now is: How to do it? The server will, in ...
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How is WHS 2011 handling backups of a mirrored drive (RAID-1)?

I have Windows Home Server 2011 automatically backing up my PC. The relevant specifications are that my 500GB system drive is a software mirror and my PC is running Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I expected ...
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Fault finding on wireless and wired network

My home network is proving very unreliable. Setup as follows - Upstairs Office - All ethernet wired Switch connected to downstairs router Desktop PC Windows Home Server Oki Printer Downstairs ...
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How to back up VM's on Windows 8 Preview Hyper-V with WHS 2011?

I've got a computer running the Windows 8 Developer Preview and I've enabled the Hyper-V support built into that. I use a Windows Home Server 2011 box for backing up my computers. Settings and ...
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Windows Home Server 2011 as a Desktop OS?

I have an old Laptop that requires a Windows OS licence. It appears that Windows Home Server 2011 is about half the price of a Windows 7 licence, so my question is if it is suitable to be used in ...
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Is it possbile to prevent a directory from being listed in Windows?

I'm using Windows Home Server 2011 and connecting to it with various Windows 7 version clients. Suppose I have a shared directory (or server folder) mydir on my WHS box which contains a subdirectory ...
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WHS and 2TB disks: The system disk can be a jumpered WD EARS drive?

As we all know WHS does not like the new disks with 4K sectors. It's possible to use a western digital EARS drive, jumpered to emulate 512b sectors with the data disk with no issue. What will happen ...
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Can I stop Windows displaying a folder as 'My Pictures' when its physical path is different?

I have a folder on my Windows Home Server where I store my RAW photos. The path on the server is E:\ServerFolders\Photography, and is shared at \\server\Photography. However, at some time since ...
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How to hide folders for people that have no access on Windows Home Server? [duplicate]

I have Windows Home Server 2011 running. I can create users and set their permissions on folders, however it would be nice to hide the folders they don't have access to anyways. Is there a way you ...
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Windows Home Server 2011 fails to boot on new hardware

I had to change the motherboard, CPU and memory in my WHS 2011 recently, but after doing so it wont boot up. After the BIOS screen, the monitor is black for a moment and then, the system automatically ...
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I'm trying to mirror drives of the same model, but one appears to be slightly larger

I'm trying to mirror a drive using Disk Management in Windows Home Server 2011. The target drive (Disk 1) is the exact same model as the source drive (Disk 0), but the target drive appears to be 1MB ...
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Windows Home Server 2007 - How to automatically turn it on at 7pm and turn it off at 11pm

In an effort to reduce my family's consumption on electricity, I would like to automate turning my home server on and off. what's the best approach for this using Windows Home Server 2007? Please list ...
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Install WHS 2011 64 bit on 3TB RAID 1 failing

I am attempting to install WHS 2011 64bit on a new computer with two Hitachi 3TB drives in a RAID 1 configuration. So far my attempts have been "Unattended" installs, but each time I get back to the ...