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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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 ...
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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 duplicated folder to a specific date on Windows Home Server?

I am not very knowledgable with WHS in general. Basically there is a file in a shared/duplicated user folder that has been modified but needs to be rolled back to a version from a couple days ago. Is ...
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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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Move Windows Home Server 2003 Backups to another Windows Home Server 2003 and relink computers to those backups

I currently have Windows Home Server 2003 installed on a machine that I am needing to use for other projects. The purpose of the Windows Home Server 2003 is solely for back up purposes. It is not used ...
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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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HP Media Smart Home Server upgrade to WHS2011

So, I currently have an HP Media Smart Home Server. I'm wondering what the process is to upgrade it to WHS2011? It has no video out nor any optical dirve. I realize that with out Drive Extender I will ...
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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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Restoring Windows 7 onto SSD via WHS backup

I have a Windows 7 machine with an old HDD that sounds like it'll go any day now. I plan on replacing it with an SSD. The process should be relatively straightforward, since I have WHS and the machine ...
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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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Drobo redundancy

Given the inexplicable demise of Drive Extender technology in Windows Home Server, I am considering other options, such as replacing it with Drobo (and a linux server). One thing I'm not 100% clear ...
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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 ...