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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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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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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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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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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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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Remote web access with Windows Home Server 2011

Can I run localhost without turning on 'Remote Web Access" using Windows Home Server 2011? I have a few websites, which were working fine on Windows Server 2008. I got this home server installed ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Broadcom 440x Ethernet NIC Drivers and Windows Home Server

I have installed Windows Home Server on an older Dell computer, and it uses a Broadcom 440x Ethernet NIC driver. I have tried all of the drivers listed on their drivers page to no luck. The error ...
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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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low-power motherboard for windows home server

Firstly - I've used search, I've run through all the topics tagged with these ones, but couldn't find anything satisfying. I'm trying to build a home server machine, which should be a low-power ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to set the process name with pythonw?

I am using a piece of software written in Python and am using the Task Scheduler in WHS2011 to run it as a background process. Unfortunately it appears as "pythonw.exe" in the task list. It doesn't ...
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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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How do I fix the broken Windows 7 Search feature?

I'm trying to search my Windows Home Server for .DS_Store files that my Mac littered the server with. Windows 7 reports there are no *.DS_Store files in a folder, even though I can see it with the ...