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Information on Windows Home Server [closed]

I have been wrestling with whether to invest in a Windows Home Server (WHS). While the positives are pretty apparent: backups, remote access, low power consumption; I have not found a lot of ...
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What happens if my WHS boot disk or other hardware component failes?

I was boasting to some of my co-workers yesterday that my Windows Home Server (WHS) had my entire home network backed up and that is my recovery plan for a failed hard disk on one of the home ...
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Synchronizing Photos and Music across several PC's

In my home, I have two Windows Vista desktops, and two laptops. (One of each for me and fiance) I also have a Windows Home Server running for backups and file sharing. Right now whenever we update ...
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What is a scalable replacement for Windows Home Server backup technology? [closed]

We are up to three Windows Home Servers on site. They happily sit unassumingly in the corner of the server room each backing up a combination of 10 computers/servers. Benefits of WHS. Daily ...
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For very beginning startup: home server or EC2? [closed]

The micro instance of Amazon EC2 only has ram of 613MB, my laptop got 8GB. And I suppose likewise the processing power of my computer would be better than the micro instance. My question is, what ...
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Schedule service to only run at certain times

I need a way to schedule a service so it can only start between certain hours on a Windows machine (Windows Home Server which is roughly W2k3.) All help gratefully received!
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Using WHS for a Mac Time Machine Backup [closed]

Has anyone figured out a way to get Windows Home Server to be used as a repository for Time Machine backups from Leopard without installing any additional software on the Mac machine? The new HP ...
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Alternative to Windows Home Server on Server 2008 R2?

I'm planning to setup a Windows Home Server at home. However, since I'm also working as an ISV at home, I have a strong need for a Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V server that hosts my virtual ...
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What happens if the Windows Home Server system drive fails? [closed]

These are my assumptions but I'd like you to correct me if I'm wrong... If the system drive fails, I lose all my computer backups. This is not a problem because there's still the real computers, so I ...
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Windows Home Server + Hyper-V = lockup [closed]

I'm running Windows Home Server as a Hyper-V guest. Yes, I know, its quite the odd setup... What I'm seeing is that every week or 2, the WHS guest locks up, and when I try to reboot it from the ...
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Windows Home Server - The following files have a conflict

I have copied thousands of files of all types into the shared folders on Windows Home Server and marked all of them as "duplicate" (verb) and it appears to be doing well. However, I have a small ...
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Are backups on WHS duplicated across multiple drives? [closed]

If you configure your multi-disk Windows Home Server (WHS) as maximum storage capacity will it duplicate your network's backups across multiple disks? Say I have 4 disks on my WHS and one of the WHS ...
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Can Windows Home Server be used on an active directory domain?

The situation: an Active Directory network with a few dozen machines. Most of the machines have the same vanilla image applied to them so if there was a hard drive failure getting the machine back up ...
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Network driver for Hyper-V restore from Windows Home Server

I have backed up Windows Server 2008 running virtualized on Hyper-V to a Windows Home Server 2008 SP1 (I know I should have backed up the VHD instead). Now I need to restore the contents of the VM ...
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How do you converting a double partitioned hard disk to a single partion? [closed]

I have an XP Home laptop that has 2 NTFS partitions on it that I want to convert to a single NTFS partition. I haven't done this for a while but from what I recall this is as simple as running ...
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Automatic folder syncing on Windows Home Server [closed]

Is there a way for Windows Home Server to keep one of its share folders sync'd with a folder on one of the computers on the network?
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Windows Home Server or FreeNAS [closed]

I have a relatively small home network and host quite a few lan parties. I feel the need to have a proper NAS solution setup. I want to centralize backups instead of using external drives. I also ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 installation/connection questions

I have a Windows Home Server connected to my home network on which I have just installed SQL Server 2008 R2, I am aiming to connect to the SQL Server installation from my laptop using SQL Management ...
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HP Media Smart remote access [closed]

I just purchased this box for home backups for my pc's and mac's. Everything works great accept for the remote access part. I can RD into the machine locally but I can't get to it from outside of my ...
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Windows Home Server Backup for the Enterprise [closed]

I recently setup a Windows Home Server, and found the backup functionality to be quite good for my home network. Does Microsoft produce anything similar for Windows Server? I'd love to be able to ...
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WHS (Windows Home Server) as an backup agent for Synology [closed]

In short, can I use a WHS as the backup agent to fetch data from our windows-based servers and perform backups to a Synology nas? We just purchased a Synology 8-bay nas as our onsite backup device. ...
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WHS import old storage pool after system drive failure

I set up a Windows home server for one of our clients. Now a couple of weeks later the system drive failed. It's completely dead, no way to extract any data from it. So my question is, after I ...
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Windows Home Server style redundancy/multi-disk-support on Windows Server 2008 R2?

I'm setting up a fileserver for our department. It'll be connected to the domain. I want it to have a very large amount of storage (several TB). Ideally, it should also preserve disk space by ...
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How do you configure RRAS to use a different network segment for the VPN?

How do I configure RRAS to use a differnet network segment than my local network? Is it possible to change the IP Address for the Internal network interface on RRAS? And if so how do I do it? I ...
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Searching for (hardware/software) solution for tunneling VPN over port 80/443 [closed]

I know the topic is broad. But I want to narrow things down. My WLAN router doesn't work anymore and I'm thinking about a better VPN solution. I have a WHS 2011 (kernel based on Windows 2008 R2) with ...
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Looking for a list of compatible chipset, mobo with Windows Home Server/Windows 2003 [closed]

I'm building a WHS and looking into finding a mini atx mobo for Pentium E5300 socket 775. I have a couple of mobo in mind and would like to check them against a list of compatible mobo/chipset with ...
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what is the difference between motherboard/processor for server and the ones for desktop? [closed]

I'm looking to build a Windows Home Server and looking into a low powered CPU/motherboard which fits into a small form factor. Reading through articles on the web gives the impression that ...
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Connecting external RAID to Windows Home Server [closed]

I recently purchased a SansDigital external RAID enclosure for my WHS. I have 4 drives I was going to use in it. Should I use the disks individually and let WHS handle the duplication or should I ...
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Does Windows Home Server support folder redirection? [closed]

Windows provides the ability to redirect specific user folders to server locations, using a group policy extension called Folder Redirection. The Wikipedia article and Microsoft's marketing page for ...
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File sharing on Windows Home Server [closed]

I have recently added a Windows Home Server (WHS) to my network. One of the PC's on my network has directories called Photos, Music, Video etc. This PC is backed up to the WHS. Now my question is: ...
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Windows Home Server - raid or extra storage [closed]

I recently stuck another disk into my WHS machine and when the wizard popped up and asked me if I wanted to use it to expand storage or as a duplicate for the current storage I clicked something but ...
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WHS - VMWare Server Virtualization [closed]

Is it possible to run VMWare Server v2 on Windows Home Server? Is this the best virtualization product for a home environment that wants a 24x7 virtual development OS/Server?
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Windows 7 Libraries and Windows Home Server [closed]

So I'm currently running the Windows 7 Release Candidate, and I have a fairly new Windows Home Server machine. I'm trying to add the "Video" share to the Video Library. First try gives me an error ...
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Windows Home Server locks me out from accessing shared files [closed]

I try to access my windows homeserver \\IKE\users\simon which has always worked and it tells me the account is invalid. I log in via remote desktop (with admin username) and check the settings and ...
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Home Server restore fails cannot find boot device [closed]

I am using Windows Home Server to backup my PCs. I recently had a hard drive failure on one of my WHS connected PCs and obtained an identical sized/speed drive for my laptop. I used the latest home ...
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Is it possible to setup an incremental backup strategy (e.g. WHS' version) on Windows Server 2008?

Windows Home Server (WHS) has an excellent incremental background strategy. It keeps diff. snapshots of the last three days, one for each of the last three weeks, and one for each of the last three ...
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WHS - Windows Update Failure

Clicking "Update Now..." inside my EX470 control panel for Windows Update produces the following error message: "Windows Home Server updates installation can not complete. Please try again later. ...
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WHS sub directories permissions, can they be managed? [closed]

I have a Windows Home Server with multiple PCs and Macs connected. I also have about a dozen or so users and the list is growing. I desire the ability to control user access to a finer detail then ...
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Can a Windows Home Server PC join an existing domain? [closed]

Simple question, but I've seen conflicting answers out there: Can a Windows Home Server PC join an existing domain?
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What configuration should I use for TFS 2010 on my WHS machine?

I would like to perform a fresh install of TFS 2010 on my HP MediaSmart Server EX 490. The EX 490 has a 900 GB drive with a 20 GB partition for the OS. I have added two additional 1.5 TB drives ...
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WHS - client does not shutdown after backup

I have my WHS/Win 7 laptop configured to do automatic backups through the connector. The backups run just fine every night. I put my computer in hibernate when I go to bed, it wakes and runs the ...
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The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume C:\fs\X [closed]

My Windows Home Server is showing disk issues. In the Event Viewer I get the message: The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility on the volume ...
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How can I find where a tombstone file is pointing to?

I'm installing SQL Server on Windows Home Server. It failed. It think it is because when it load the master DB it doesn't understand NTFS tombstones--the windows event log seems to think the system ...
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How can I troubleshoot inaccessible NFS datastores in ESXi 5?

I've been having some trouble with my virtual machines the last few days. When i fire up vSphere the NFS datastores intermittently appear offline / inaccessible. The NFS shares are on my Windows Home ...
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Backup of WHS 2011 sees violation of 2TB limit when largest volume is 1.3TB

I have successfully built and configured a Windows Home Server 2011 instance, where the system drive is 300g and there are two 1.5TB drives for storage. I intended the two large drives to be mirrored, ...
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Is there a way to install TFS 2010 on E: instead of C: of my WHS?

I'm installing TFS 2010 Basic on my EX490 MediaSmart server. I have a non storage hard drive, E:, with SQL Server 2008 Express already. I put SQL Server storage on my E:\ drive. I was hoping avoid ...
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Recommended books for setting up a Windows 2003 Server instance at home [closed]

Since I happen to have a CAL for a Windows 2003 server instance and plan to put together a home network using Win2k+3, I am wondering what books or other resources there might be out there giving ...
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Can I manually configure a domain name for Windows Home Server 2011 Remote Access? [closed]

Windows Home Server 2011 supports remote web access. The wizard conveniently configured my router (apparently) and then asks to configure a domain name. I have a domain name currently parked with a ...
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VM Server and Windows Home Server 2008 [closed]

I'm having issues setting up VM Server with Windows Home Server 2008 Right on setup it is giving a popup that says "Hard Drive capable of hosting Windows Home Server was not found. Would you like to ...
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how to share multifunction printers over network [closed]

I'm planing to set up a home network using windows home server and 2 other PCs and I would like to share my multifunction printer over the network (Canon Pixma MP450). The printer has scanner and ...