Windows Home Server Toolkit Version 1.1

Today the Windows Home Server team released version 1.1 of the Windows Home Server Toolkit, a collection of diagnostic tools that run on your home computers and home server.  This version provides a Windows Home Server Connector Troubleshooter that works on home computers running Windows XP and Windows Vista (32-bit) and Windows Vista (x64) operating…

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More info on November 2008 update …

After installing the November 2008 update on your home server, your home server will be rebooted and you should see the Version Information incremented to 6.0.1800.24 in the Windows Home Server Console – Settings – Resources page for several of the components: Additionally, after installing the Windows Home Server Connector software with Power Pack 1 you…

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November 2008 Windows Update for Windows Home Server

The Windows Home Server team released a minor software update for the product as part of our ongoing customer- driven improvement program.  Current users will receive this software via Windows Update, either on or shortly after the release date of November 25, 2008.   Below is a summary of what is included:   This update…

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Image-based Backup

J.D Biersdorfer from the New York Times did an article for the Personal Tech column entitled “Backing Up is Not So Hard” which outlines the difference between file-based and image-based backup software. One of the core features of Windows Home Server is the image-based backup software solution that automatically backs up your home PCs every…

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"Consumer grade" add-ins

The Windows Home Server team is ecstatic about the number of add-ins that have been developed for Windows Home Server over the past year.   Check out the WeGotServed blog that has a more comprehensive list of all of the add-ins that are available for Windows Home Server. In reviewing a lot of the add-ins, I…

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Another reason for a home server …

Digital Railroad, a hosted digital archiving and commerce site, used by professional photographers abruptly shut down its web site.  If you need a place to archive large collections of digital photos that you want complete control of …. then perhaps a Windows Home Server powered solution is a better choice. You can read more about…

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New Windows Home Server MVPs

We added 3 new Windows Home Server MVPs to our family in early October.  Check out their sites and blogs to see their latest (and previous) contributions to the home server community. Alex Kuretz – The HP MediaSmart Server Enthusiast Community Donavon West – Home Server Hacks Sam Wood – Tentacle Blog  There are now…

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Full-Text Search and Automatic Indexing

One of the cool features of Windows Home Server is that it automatically indexes the contents of all of the documents that you or other members of your family or home-based business store in the Shared Folders on the home server.  As a user, you can quickly search for documents from within your home using Windows…

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More on Windows Home Server and Live Mesh

Channel 10 posted another video with Mark, Brendan and Doug that showcases some of the future possibilities when pairing Windows Home Server with Windows Live Mesh.  Windows Home Server is already playing the role of the smart always-available hub in households around the world, but as a greater number of solutions provide new ways for…

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How many hard drives do you have in your home server?

Windows Home Server was designed with software extensibility and hardware extensibility in mind.  As the amount and size of digital content grows, the ability to simply add more hard drives and more space to store your collections of files, documents, presentations, spreadsheets, photos, music, audiobooks, recorded TV shows, and movies will become more and more…

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