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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Remote Desktop Connection to the same screen as on the monitor?

I'm running Windows Home Server. It's in my entertainment center, hooked to my TV, and I use it to listen to music and watch movies. Right now I have a keyboard and mouse stuck beside my TV so that I'...
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Windows Home Server as inline firewall with remote access

I have a DSL modem connected to Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 on a HP ProLiant Microserver N40L. This is connected on one NIC as the "red" line in and named Internet. A 2nd NIC on the HP server, ...
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Installing WHS 2011 (64 bit) on Windows 10 Hyper-V

I'm trying to install Windows Home Server 2011 (WHS 2011) in a VM in Hyper-V on Windows 10 (upgraded from Windows 8/8.1). I can't seem to get it working. It looks like you have to use Generation 1, ...
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host a site on home server

I have a running home server (using Windows 7), and inside the LAN I can surf the site. I have made the necessary changes in the firewall and forwarding the port in router. Sadly, when I try to get ...
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WHS 2011 error code '2155348249' when trying to make a server backup: low disk space for Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS)

When I try to start the windows server backup it fails because of empty disk space. I get the following error message in the event log: The backup operation that started at xxx has failed because ...
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Map NAS drive ip address to name

I have a NAS drive on my local network at a static IP. i can browse this drive at \\10.0.0.x\ However, I would like to alias this ip to a more human readable name: \\server\ how do I accomplish ...
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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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What happens with existing data drives after reinstalling WHS 2011?

It should be possible to exchange the motherboard (incl. CPU, RAM, GPU) of a WHS 2011 machine without reinstalling. You only need to install the new driver and deinstall the old ones. Is this a good ...
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How to copy files from crashed Windows Home Server

Just received a help call from my parents who are having problems with a machine at home running WHS. Basically there are some hardware problems with the machine, and the only thing that my parents ...
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Centralize and optimize hardware resources: an idea [closed]

My girlfriend's brother (B) wants to build a new PC (he already has a monitor) and has asked me for help. My girlfriend (G) has an old-ass 2005 all-in-one desktop which she thinks she will change soon....
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Complete list of media on Windows Home Server not showing on DLNA devices

I have Windows Home Server 2011 set up with various libraries shared for other devices. When I connect to say, the videos library via another computer, all the videos and sub-folders within that ...
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Why can't WHS2011 publish xxx.homeserver.com address for using DynDNS?

Because I switched to another ISP I had to reconfigure everything. Now I want to be able to use the subdomain provided by Microsoft: xxx.homeserver.com I manually configured the port forwarding and ...
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Is there any recent, official or semi-official statement from MS that WHS 2011 will continue to recieve security patches beyond April 2016

The official Product LifeCycle states that WHS 2011 will be end of life following patch Tuesday of April 2016. However, I'm running into a lot of people who're claiming that it's going to get 5 or 10 ...
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Does WHS2011 support link aggregation?

What are the requirements for link aggregation? So that both LAN interfaces can be used together to double speed and so on. Is it possible to use link aggregation on WHS2011? My currently used ...
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WHS 2011: Client can't connect to server

I have a Win 7 client, which did the upgrade to Win 10 and then the downgrade to Win 7 again. Because the Launchpad wasn't able to connect, I tried to reinstall the software (IE: servername/connect). ...
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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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WHS2011: Disk space for Windows doesn't stop to increase

I have a WHS2011 and I swapped the main drive because the empty space got low (from 68 GB to 256 GB). On this drive there is only the installation of Windows and a few applications. Again I don't have ...
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Will the Windows Home Server 2011 Connector work with Windows 10?

I know the Windows Home Server 2011 Connector works with Windows 8.1, however, I am not sure about how well it will work with Windows 10. Do you know if the WHS 2011 Connector work with Windows 10?
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Wake On LAN not working for Asrock motherboard

Recently I installed and configured a new server for home use. Today I wanted to get the Wake On LAN feature working. For this I undertook the following steps: 1) I enabled WOL in the motherboards ...
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NAS vs. Windows Home Server [closed]

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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Is Windows Home Server compelling enough over free NAS OS's?

Has anyone out there run Windows Home Server for a while? I'm building a NAS box and I'm wondering if its features are compelling enough to warrant purchasing rather than the open source alternatives ...
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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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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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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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Will there be no security updates for Windows Home Server 2011 after 12th April 2016?

For Windows 7 there will be extended support, but will there be one for WHS 2011? According to this tool there is none. Does this mean that there won't be any security updates anymore? So WHS 2011 is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where do I get a recovery media for WHS 2011?

Where do I get a recovery disk for the client to restore from a WHS 2011 backup? Current Solution: Now I've found my recovery disk (CD). I made the following observations: My CD drive seems to be ...
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streaming MKV files from windows home server

I recently installed WHS 2011 and setup streaming and successfully have streamed movies and music but i noticed that i cannot find any of my MKV files. I realize that microsoft stated that MKV is not ...
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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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How much will it cost me to run a Windows Home Server?

Anybody has any measurements of how much electricity does a Windows Home Server (say one of the HP models) use while being on 24/7? I have an old PC running at home to store files that everyone can ...
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Restoring Windows 8 client backup from WHS v1

I started my WHS v1 when running XP and have upgraded to W8 on 3 client machines. The connector software is installed and all backups work as they did in XP. Access to the server data is working. I ...
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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 qemu/...
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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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Access Denied using TakeOwn.exe

I have got this file that I can't delete. It happened after a system crash, so the CHKDSK kicked in upon next reboot. After that, I can't delete the file. THis is on Windows Home Server, and the file ...
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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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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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Power up and down computers on a timer

I've got a windows home server that's just great for backups and the like, but I'd like to reduce my power consumption. What the best way to put it on a timer, say wake up daily at 6pm and shutdown ...
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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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Windows Home Server (WHS) cyclic redundancy check error

I have received a cyclic redundancy check error on my Windows Home Server (WHS v1) for eight files. I followed these steps to repair it (found on SU) Run eventvwr.msc and go to the System section ...
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HP MediaSmartServer EX475 running WHS has unknown password

Out of the box (yes, an old one) the MSS has an inbuilt password that doesn't seem to to get reset by either system restore or factory reset. Any ideas on hwo to override/change the password?
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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 ...