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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 released in November 2007. A significantly updated version (based on Windows Server 2008) marketed as Windows Home Server 2011 was released in April 2011.

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Multiple Web Server on Single Public IP

I got an unused server from my office. Set up my server with windows server 2019 with IIS 10 and running Ubuntu 20.04 on VMWare Player 16 and set the network mode to Bridge network. Say, my windows ...
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How do I fix WHS 2011 failing to install KB4535102; return code 80092004?

I am seeing this error... for this update... How do I get the update to install correctly?
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Windows Home Server 2011 doesn't install in virtualbox

Info: I have virtualbox, the iso file of Windows Home Server 2011 and I created a virtual hard disk with 20gb of storage (maybe not enough space?). The hard disk is in the sata controller and the ...
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Active Directory / Virtualisation for home / gaming Configuration?

I'd like to avoid duplication where possible, but realistically I have two users. We each have a laptop and a pc. PC's are equipped with 10gb mellanox nics. We have a freenas raidz configured Server ...
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How to block all external (outside LAN) incoming connections on a PC

As the title says. I basically want to have a machine/server that can only be connected to from within the local network. Is there a way that I can use Windows firewall to do this? I am running ...
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PC suddenly only using IPv6 to talk to server

I have a server running WHS 2011, a desktop PC running Win 10 Pro 64 bit and a laptop running Win 10 Home 64 bit. The desktop PC is often used to connect to my office network using Cisco AnyConnect. ...
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Use DLNA of WHS 2011

I have some media on my WHS 2011 and I want to access them with my TV. Both should support DLNA and I can see the user accounts of my server, but if I go into videos there is no file. How can I ...
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Why does my website Certificate have a different 'Issued by' on different computers?

I have a small home server still running WHSv1 (and yes, I know Windows Server 2003 is no longer supported). Website is resisted through 'Windows Live Custom Domains'. When I go to the website from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 was ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Alternative to Windows Home Server (WHS) backups

Since Microsoft announced the end of life for WHS, are there any alternatives? Specifically, I am interested in recovering from a catastrophic disk failure with WHS. For example, this is my ideal ...
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PC restored from Windows Home Server does not boot

All the PC at my office are connected to a server running Windows Home Server which do backup every night. We bought a new PC with a Windows7 Home Premium license to replace a dying one running on ...
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