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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Recommend versioned backup solution for NAS at home

I have a Windows Home Server which I would like to backup to a secondary NAS located on the local network. Requirements for the backup are as follows: Some kind of control over backing-up a subset ...
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Restore WHS2011 client backups from the cloud?

Starting with a little background: I have a home server with Windows Home Server 2011 installed. I make backups of the data stored on my home client computers to the home server using WHS' built in ...
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Are “Green” Hard Drives a Suitable a Storage Medium when Running Windows Home Server? [closed]

Does anyone have experience running WHS using "green" hard drives? What have your experiences been? Normally I wouldn't touch them for a server that has even moderate use but they are also much ...
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Windows Home Server 2011 - Where has all my drivespace gone?

I have just installed Windows Home Server 2011 on a freshly built box with 2 x Samsung 2TB hard disks. Once the installation was complete I logged into the server and found that drive D: is reporting ...
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How do I use OSX Lion Time Machine with Windows Home Server?

My wife and I have a mixed Windows and Mac household. A couple years ago I purchased a HP MediaSmart server with Windows Home Server on it. HP provided software to get Time Machine on Leopard to work ...
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How to setup RAID 5 - Windows Home Server

I am planning to install Windows Home Server 2011 on my new mini server. I have 3 x 2TB hard drives and another hard drive for the OS. I can't find any tutorials on how set up RAID 5 on Windows Home ...
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Cannot remote desktop to Windows Server 2008 R2 by machine name

Recently installed Windows Home Server 2011. For those that don't know, it runs on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Unfortunately, I cannot remote desktop to box by machine name I gave it. I set the ...
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Router reporting failed admin login attempts from home server

I recently noticed in the logs of my home router that it relatively regularly lists the following entry: [admin login failure] from source 192.168.0.160, Monday, June 20,2011 18:13:25 192.168.0.160 ...
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How to Turn Off Shadow Copies for Specific Folders/Files

I currently am using Windows Home Server 2011 and all of my shared folders (well, actually the volume that all of those shares are on) use the shadow copies of files. Is there a way to disable shadow ...
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Windows Home Server: Can't see my RAID 5?

Motherboard: ASUS A8N SLI-Deluxe I've got a RAID 5 goin' on and there's no problem with my Windows 7 drive seeing the RAID. But, I wanted to switch out my Windows 7 HDD for a fresh Windows Home ...
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Cannot add an usb disk to the storage pool in Windows Home server v1

Our WHSv1 file server is almost full, so I took an USB HDD that was lying around (ie: I was using it on another computer, data and partitions are there), and I went to the WHS console to add it to the ...
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I've Ripped my DVDs (Movies/TV Shows), Now How do I Manage Them?

I've been ripping my DVDs (main movie or episodes to MP4) to my Windows Home Server for streaming to my HTPC, and now that I have a decent amount stored I need good a way to manage them. I would ...
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Windows 7 laptop no longer connecting to Windows Home Server

When I got this laptop I set it up with a Windows Home Server connector, and it backed up perfectly for a few months; then suddenly it stopped being able to access the server by name. I can ping the ...
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Windows Home Server (WHS) has third blue blinking light for the last 48 hours

I know they say when the third light is blinking blue, sometimes that means that the server is running chkdsk or something and I should leave it. I have left it for about 48 hours now and still ...
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Primary disk choice for Windows Home Server

I am about to rebuild my Windows Home Server. I have 3 hard disks that I am going to put in the server: A. 1TB B. 1.5TB C. 2TB Except for the size, the drives are identical. Which drive should I ...
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Regular Windows 7 Backup vs. Windows Home Server (WHS) Backup

I'm looking to set up a backup scheme for my household and was looking at the different options for backing up Windows. I would like to backup to a network device (perhaps a WHS?). I also saw that ...
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How to set marked for backup on volume

I want to use Bitlocker with Windows Home Server but I have read that I need to make sure the volume is marked for backup. I am unclear on how I do this? I have searched around on my volume and do ...
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Windows Home Server is showing signs of death

I have a Windows Home Server (HP EX485 MediaSmart Home Server) and it started acting up about 4 weeks ago and a few days ago complained of a corrupt database and would I like to try and recover it? ...
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How do you manually allocate space on a server with multiple drives?

I'm setting up a home server that is running Windows Home Server, and I'm really new to this. It has two hard drives, but when setting up shared folders I cannot figure out how to specify which drive ...
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Data unaccessible from WHS drive

I had a Windows Home server machine that crashed. Before doing anything I decided to get data out of it. So I took the hard drive and connected it to Windows7 pc. What I get is that I cannot access ...
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Changing Administrator password Windows Home Server

Is there a problem using Computer Management > Local User and Groups > Users to change the Administrator password in Windows Home Server? Is there a chance it will cause any issues with the system? ...
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How can you configure the uPnP server on windows home server?

I'm currently helping my parents with their home network set up while I'm home. I have a Synology NAS device which supports a uPnP server. I have a few MPEG-4 movies stored on the box, and simply ...
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iTunes freezing when adding new media to library

I have a macbook that I use to sync with my iPad. I want to start to get some of my media (music and movies) onto it. These files are located on a network share that is available through Finder. ...
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How to prevent Windows Home server waking for backup

Since changing the motherboard in my Windows home server it has been switching itself on every night to perform a scheduled backup. I don't want this to happen though, I want to switch the server on ...
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HP MediaSmart server system disk full

I have a HP MediaSmart Server (EX 490) with Windows Home Server out of the box. It comes with a single 1.0 TB drive partioned 20 GB for the System disk. The system disk keeps filling up. I haven't ...
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Streaming Media Solution for the family

Can anyone suggest a good solution for sharing media resources in the home environment for a family of 5. Hardware currently in the home includes - Windows Home Server 4 Laptops 1 desktop 3 xbox ...
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Fileserver, home backup solutions

Given that the next version of Windows Home Server isn't going to support Drive Extender (no single storage pool, no software data redundancy) I'm investigating alternative solutions Requirements ...
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Alternatives to Windows Home Server Drive Extender?

As Microsoft is cutting support for Drive Extender in Windows Home Server v2 (Windows Server Codename Vail is the official name), what are the alternatives to Drive Extender on a self-built machine? ...
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Will a Xbox 360 be a good Media Extender for my Windows Home Server?

I don't have any Windows Media Center setup, only a Windows Home Server that shares the media (Pictures, Music and Movies). Will a Xbox 360 be happy streaming this content from the WHS? As far as I ...
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What backup to use for home server?

I am using windows home server and was wondering is there any good way to backup your data? I was thinking of clashplan (hdd clone) but not sure if its the best way. any advise for these? I do not ...
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Login to TFS using external URL

I've installed Team Foundation Server 2010 on my WHS (in 'Basic' configuration, no Sharepoint or Server Proxy or Build Automation) and have enabled port forwarding on my router. If I use http:// ...
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What does this sound mean on my hard drive?

First of all, I have server with OS Windows Home Server 2008. One of my 2 hard drives (1tb and 500gb) failed, and I don't know if there was any data on it or if I had lost any data. I was only ...
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Linux alternative to Windows Home Server Backup

I love the backup capabilities of Windows Home Server, but that's about the only feature of it that I use. Does anyone know of any Linux-based services that will allow me to backup client PCs in a ...
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Is it possible to have remote backup to a WHS?

Is it possible to have computers remotely connect and backup to a Windows Home Server? I have 3 machines for which the initial backup would be done locally but then they will be remote for most of the ...
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Is there any NAS+Media Center that supports WiFi networking?

I built a little server machine and tried the Windows Home Server. I liked it, although it did have its issues, but now the 120 days trial has expired and I'm not sure I want to stick with it. I'm ...
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TV recording, Sky & Windows Home Server

I’m a totally newbie to home media/automation so am looking for pointers on setting up a central hub for backups/audio/tv and video :) I have; SkyHD+ Box BTVision Box 2 x Samsung TVs Windows Home ...
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What should I look for in a Windows Home Server v2 (Vail) motherboard? [closed]

Suppose I plan to build a new WHS machine today, with the plan to install Vail on it whenever it releases. What should I look for? x64 CPU since Vail is 64-bit only UEFI for 3TB hard drives What ...
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Abysmal transfer speeds on gigabit network

I am having trouble getting my Gigabit network to work properly between my desktop computer and my Windows Home Server. When copying files to my server (connected through my switch), I am seeing file ...
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How may I use other server features on Windows Home Server without breaking it?

I am hoping to run some virtual machines, IIS, SQL Server, MOSS, and Team Foundation Server on my HP MediaSmart Server 495, probably not all at the same time. There is a frightening warning message ...
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How may I transfer my media from a Maxtor OneTouch drive to WHS?

I have a great deal of music on my OneTouch, which I would like to stream from my new HP Mediasmart EX490 to my XBox 360. Using the Windows Home Server console does not seem to be any help? I may ...
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How do I get multiple remote desktop connections for a Windows Home Server?

Is it possible to have multiple remote desktop connections to a Windows Home Server. Or do I need to use a full Server product like Server 2008 R2?
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Why are the hard disks on a Windows Home Server always active?

Why are the hard disks on a Windows Home Server always active? They are always running and making a noise as if they are constantly being read from and written to.
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Save search results to spreadsheet

I have a Windows Home Server with about 5,000 files that were corrupted and lost from multiple a hard drive failure. Before I blow them away so they're not included in future backups I want to get a ...
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Windows Home Server Restore CD Only Boots to Windows Cursor

I'n trying to boot a failed system with the WHS restore CD (burned from latest ISO from Microsoft). Unfortunately, the restore CD is not booting properly. It does start to boot (ie, this is not a boot ...
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HP MediaSmart EX485 Windows Home Server shares disappear from the network

Every couple of days our HP WHS box disappears from the network until I manually cycle its power. It's plugged into a gigabit switch, along with the rest of our computers. All it's lights are on, ...
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HP Home Server ex490 “Not available from the internet”

I just purchased an HP ex490 home server and have spent the last 2 hours trying to get remote access to work online. When setting up remote access I always get an error at "Verifying that your remote ...
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Weather Logging Software on Windows Home Server

I'm looking for some weather logging software that I can run as a Windows Home Server add-in, or as a service on my Home Server, so I don't need to log into my Home Server to log weather data. I ...
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Windows Home Server vs Windows 7

i am a home user of windows 7 and really like the new features like jumplists taskbar thumbnails etc i am also exploring benefits of homegroup, federated search and since i am a developer ...
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NAS vs. Windows Home Server

I'm about to invest in something that will help me with backups etc. So, NAS vs. Windows Home Server? It feels like I'm getting a bit more with Windows Home Server - but I'm really not sure. Can I ...
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Can iSCSI be used with Windows Home Server?

I am looking to use a combination of iSCSI (Drobo 8-drive device) and Windows Home Server (either an HP appliance or building one from an older machine). Will WHS + iSCSI work? If so will it work ...