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Western Digital 2TB Green HDD for $100

newegg have a great deal on the Western Digital Green 2TB hard drives at just $99.99

WD20EARX

The WD20EARX 2TB has 64MB of cache is SATA 6.0Gb/s and the standard 3.5" Internal Hard Drive fitting. With a limit of 5 per customer the WD20EARX is listed as $119.99 (down from $139.99) but you can save an additional $20 by using coupon code EMCNCJN23 bringing the price down to $99.99.

Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Western Digital 2TB Green HDD for $100 is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



Video: HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L Review

Chris Wahi gives us a video review of the HP ProLiant MicroServer.

Although the review looks at the MicroServer as a ESXi host for use in the home lab, it also has some great information including a link to a site which explains how to get a pair of 8GB Memory modules working on the N40L MicroServer, bringing it up to 16GB of memory. But remember 8GB sticks of EEC memory are still quite expensive.

Video: HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L Review is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



Windows Server 2012 Release Timing

At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Canada today the company's Tami Reller announced that Windows 8 is "on track" to be Released to Manufacturing (RTM) in the first week on August and available in retail stores (General Availability) at the end of October 2012.

Tami Reller

The Windows Server Blog also announced that Windows Server 2012 is also doing well:

"...Windows Server 2012 will be released to manufacturing in the first week of August.  The code will be complete and we will begin delivering it to our hardware partners.  Then, the product will be generally available to customers worldwide through multiple channels in September."

Going by previous versions (SBS 2011) it should not be long after September that xxx will find its way into the channel for us Home Server lovers!

Windows Server 2012 Release Timing is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!

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The BYOB Podcast Episode 91

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Episode 91 of the BYOB podcast is up:

"WHS2011 is dead! Server 2012 essentials, Windows 8's amazing deal,AMD does it still blow? Intel 330 SSD, iOS Podcast app, WD has Routers?! Gigabyte and Thunderbolt...wonder twin powers activate! Welcome to the BYOB Podcast!"

You can find episode 91 here.

The BYOB Podcast Episode 91 is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



WHS - No Mourning Now

With the announcement this week that Windows Home Server as we currently know it will not make another version, ars technica took up the story with a history of its success (and failures), which makes an interesting read.

Here Lies WHS from ArsTechnica

You can find it here.

WHS - No Mourning Now is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



Automatically Check all drives on WHS V1

The Digital Lifestyle blog has a link to a script by Ken Warren  for Version 1 Home Server users.

The command script you can run on your WHS to check all the drives individually with the chkdsk command, something which is normally tricky with Drive Pooling.

Automatically Check all drives on WHS V1

You can get the details here.

Automatically Check all drives on WHS V1 is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



Add-In: StableBit Scanner v2.0.1.2467

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StableBit Scanner for WHS 2011, SBS 2011 Essentials and Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials has been updated to version 2.0.1.2467 to fix an error when notifications were coming up for disconnected disks.

  • Notifications were coming up for disks that were disconnected.

More information on StableBit Scanner is available from here.

Add-In: StableBit Scanner v2.0.1.2467 is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



Windows Server 2012 Essentials Documentation

Microsoft have just published a downloadable FAQ on Windows Server 2012 Essentials.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials FAQ

The 6 page PDF asks such questions such as:

  • Why did Microsoft change the name of Windows Small Business Server Essentials to Windows Server Essentials?
  • Who are the target customers for Windows Server 2012 Essentials?
  • What is included with Windows Server 2012 Essentials?
  • Will there be a next version of Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard?
  • What applications can I run on Windows Server 2012 Essentials?
  • Will there be a next version of the Windows Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on?

Plus lots more, which you can download from here.

Also available is a Windows Server 2012 Licensing Data Sheet which explains more about the various server editions including Windows Server 2012 Essentials. It is a 5 page PDF document which you can download from here.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials Documentation is a post from: MS Windows Home Server

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WHS 2011 OEM Embedded to be around until 2025

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Microsoft have also just published the following information regarding Windows Home Server:

Q: Will there be a next version of Windows Home Server?

A: No. Windows Home Server has seen its greatest success in small office/home office (SOHO) environments and among the technology enthusiast community. For this reason, Microsoft is combining the features that were previously only found in Windows Home Server, such as support for DLNA-compliant devices and media streaming, into Windows Server 2012 Essentials and focusing our efforts into making Windows Server 2012 Essentials the ideal first server operating system for both small business and home use-offering an intuitive administration experience, elastic and resilient storage features with Storage Spaces, and robust data protection for the server and client computers.

Q: How long will customers be able to purchase Windows Home Server 2011?

A: Windows Home Server 2011 will remain available as an OEM embedded product until December 31, 2025, and will remain available in all other current channels until December 31, 2013.

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Windows Home Server as a Standalone Product is Dead!

Microsoft have today announced that there will only be a single SKU for the upcoming Small Business Server 8 (SBS8). This is part of a larger shift on behalf of Microsoft who want fewer SKUs across their product range. (like Windows 8 which will only come in two versions compared to Windows 7′s six.)

So what does this mean for Windows Home Server?

Currently there is SBS 2011 Essentials (SBSe 2011), Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials and WHS 2011, all based on the Colorado code base. Windows Home Server as a standalone product along with Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials will be no longer whilst SBSe 2011 will be renamed to Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Server 2012 Essentials will carry forward the best of WHS 2011, Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials and SBSe 2011 and is going to be situated as a flexible 'first server' for either the small business or home user.

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Enable File History

Paul Thurrott explains how to enable file history in Windows 8.

Now why is this relevant to Home Server users you may be asking?

Since the next version of Home Server (in what ever form it takes) will be based on Server 2012 it is good to know how to use the File History feature in this next version as another line of defence for when you need to recover an older version of a document that's been overwritten.

File History on Supersite for Windows

An interesting read which you can find here.

Enable File History is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



LaCie 5big Office + Running Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

StorageReview.com have a review of the LaCie 5big Office + running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.

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The specs, design, features, connectivity and performance are all taken a look at:

"LaCie has done a good job with the 5big Office +, leveraging a great existing 5-bay design, this time deploying Windows Storage Server instead of NAS OS. Configuration is simple and integration with other Microsoft tools will certainly be appealing to small offices that have standardized on Microsoft technologies."

The full review can be read here.

LaCie 5big Office + Running Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



"Cannot connect the computer to the server" Error Message on SBS 2011 Essentials

If after you install SBS 2011 Essentials on a client computer running Windows 7 you receive a "Cannot connect the computer to the server" error message, then we have an answer for you.

Cannot connect the computer to the server Error Message

This problem may occur because an earlier software installation on the client computer has left the computer in a restart pending state and this problem may continue to occur even after you restart the computer multiple times.

Thankfully Microsoft have published a Fix It to correct this problem or also has a manual option listed which involves editing the registry.

All the details are in Microsoft Article ID: 2723674

"Cannot connect the computer to the server" Error Message on SBS 2011 Essentials is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



Move your Recorded TV to Home Server using Task Scheduler

If you would like to move your Recorded TV to your home server then there is a way to do this using Task Scheduler.

Move Recorded TV to Home Server using Task Scheduler

The Tenniswood Blog explains how to set this up so every night at 2am your Recorded TV will be moved automatically to your home server even if the machine is in sleep mode.

A great guide which you can find here.

Move your Recorded TV to Home Server using Task Scheduler is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.0.2.6298 BETA

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StableBit DrivePool version 1.0.2.6298 BETA has been released with some important fixes:

  • Fixed disk enumeration, where disks would not come out of a missing state or newly added disks would not immediately show up as being part of the pool.
  • [D] Do not fail when a file needs to be extended due to a file mapping object.
  • [D] Changes made to dirty pages in a mapped view (section), should be visible to non-mapped reads.
    In particular, this was breaking the SQL installer.

[D] = Driver was modified (reboot required after update)

More information on the beta version of StableBit DrivePool can be found here.

Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.0.2.6298 BETA is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.0.2.6298 BETA

Stablebit_drivepool_M4_logo

StableBit DrivePool version 1.0.2.6298 BETA has been released with some important fixes:

  • Fixed disk enumeration, where disks would not come out of a missing state or newly added disks would not immediately show up as being part of the pool.
  • [D] Do not fail when a file needs to be extended due to a file mapping object.
  • [D] Changes made to dirty pages in a mapped view (section), should be visible to non-mapped reads.
    In particular, this was breaking the SQL installer.

[D] = Driver was modified (reboot required after update)

More information on the beta version of StableBit DrivePool can be found here.

Add-In: StableBit DrivePool v1.0.2.6298 BETA is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



The BYOB Podcast Episode 90

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Another episode of the BYOB podcast is up, and this week:

Tim reports in on Windows 8, RT and ARM. The guys have a loose round table on where they see Microsoft and computing  going in the future.  Google Nexus 7 is a 7 inch tablet the right way for Google to go? Welcome to Episode 90 of the BYOB Podcast.

Which you can find here.

The BYOB Podcast Episode 90 is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



StableBit Scanner v2.0.0.2461

Version 2.0 of StableBit Scanner, the advanced hard disk surface scanner and monitor comes out of beta.

StableBit Scanner Icon

This latest release for WHS 2011. SBS 2011 Essentials and Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is now non-beta and also has the following fixes:

  • Do not raise the scan thread's base priority when enabling background I/O priority.
  • Fixed bad sector notification not coming up.

More details on StableBit Scanner are available from here.

StableBit Scanner v2.0.0.2461 is a post from: MS Windows Home Server - Your Personal Guide to Microsoft Windows Home Server!



DVBLink v4.5

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DVBLogic have released version 4.5 of their DVBLink products.

Including built-in DVBLink recorder, Unicable support and a lot of usability improvements! Now you can use your DVBLink server to record content locally and watch it in networked MediCenter and DLNA clients!
v4.5 is a major milestone in DVBLink products development. What is new/changed from the previous release:

General

  • Added: New product licensing engine
  • Added: Default EPG source for each channel (e.g. with this feature TVSource channels will use EPG from stream automatically without manual mapping)
  • Added: New channel selection control for improved speed and convenience
  • Added: UI improvements for web configuration interface
  • Added: Automatic sequential channel numbering
  • Added: Automatic shifted channel numbering (after inserting a channel number all channel numbers above it shift up by one)
  • Added: optional authorization when accessing DVBLink web configuration, web streaming interface and DVBLink Remote API
  • Fixed: A number of MediaCenter growing database fixes (also some new ones not present in the previously released patches)
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DVBLink v4.5

DVBLogic Logo

DVBLogic have released version 4.5 of their DVBLink products.

Including built-in DVBLink recorder, Unicable support and a lot of usability improvements! Now you can use your DVBLink server to record content locally and watch it in networked MediCenter and DLNA clients!
v4.5 is a major milestone in DVBLink products development. What is new/changed from the previous release:

General

  • Added: New product licensing engine
  • Added: Default EPG source for each channel (e.g. with this feature TVSource channels will use EPG from stream automatically without manual mapping)
  • Added: New channel selection control for improved speed and convenience
  • Added: UI improvements for web configuration interface
  • Added: Automatic sequential channel numbering
  • Added: Automatic shifted channel numbering (after inserting a channel number all channel numbers above it shift up by one)
  • Added: optional authorization when accessing DVBLink web configuration, web streaming interface and DVBLink Remote API
  • Fixed: A number of MediaCenter growing database fixes (also some new ones not present in the previously released patches)
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