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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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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Minimize power usage of Windows file server at home

We are setting up a home file server (most likely running Windows Home Server) that will always be on. There will be a mix of older hardware and some new components. The box does not need to be ...
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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 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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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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Windows Home Server Online Backup Solutions

Does anyone have any good, well priced online backup solutions for Windows Home Server? I've looked at using s3 but the pricing ends up to expensive with the amount of data I have. Mozy and alike ...
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Can I make my PC backup and then sleep on demand with WHS?

I really hate the way that WHS backs up at a particular time in the morning. First of all I don't EVER want my computer turning on when I am not there. EVER. I have a Core-i7 laptop which literally ...
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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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The specified network name is no longer available

I'm trying to transfer files from my windows 7 machine to my self built windows home server (old dell 4550). The WHS is the default install except Whiis add-on is installed. I also installed and ...
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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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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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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 to back up a Windows Home Server over the network?

One of the very few reasons I have to physically interact with my Windows Home Server is to back it up to an external hard drive, with the "Backup Server" feature. It would be more convenient to plug ...
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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 do I remove McAfee Antivirus from Windows Home Server?

How do I remove McAfee Antivirus from Windows Home Server? I have been unable to find this option on the WHS Console.