More news on HP’s new home servers …

A few more reviews on HP’s new MediaSmart Servers that you might be interested in reading, the first two are from Windows Home Server MVPS, Alex Kuretz and Donavon West. MediaSmartServer.net Review:  HP MediaSmart Server EX487 http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2008/12/28/review-hp-mediasmart-server-ex48   HomeServerHacks.com Hewlett Packard Announces Two New MediaSmart Servers http://www.homeserverhacks.com/2008/12/hewlett-packard-announces-two-new.html   BusinessWeek HP’s MediaSmart Server: Second Time’s the…

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HP MediaSmart Server EX485 and EX487

The Windows Home Server team is excited to see the introduction of the next round of home servers from Hewlett Packard.  Here are some links to some web articles and blog posts about the new home servers from HP powered by Windows Home Server:   We Got Served Hands On: HP MediaSmart Server EX487 (Part…

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New ‘Windows Home Server’ group on Windows Live

Donavon West, blogger at http://www.homeserverhacks.com, set up a Windows Live Group site for Windows Home Server users, owners, enthusiasts, etc.  On his original blog post announcing the site, there were only 3 members … Last checked there are over 150 members and the number grows every hour.  For now, you have to apply for membership,…

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Free Home Server …

CrunchGear did a great write-up on Windows Home Server and the HP MediaSmart Server and is giving away the home server to one lucky person that comments on the blog post.  As I write this blog post, there are over 450 comments added to their post, the number isn’t what amazes me … it is…

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Home Server Checklist

I sometimes get asked the question:  “What is the difference between a home server and a network attached storage (NAS) device?”   First off, Microsoft is focused on the development of a feature rich and powerful home server software solution, where most NAS vendors are primarily hardware companies that throw in some software.   Secondly, I figured…

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Facebook Trojan Virus… Not a problem if you have a Windows Home Server.

So, my wife just got hit, Facebook Users Attacked by Trojan Virus, HOW TO: Install a Facebook Trojan,  Facebook Users Attacked by Trojan Virus, Facebook users receive fresh Trojan warning  . She got an email in her Facebook inbox from two of her friends. She clicked the link in the message and the rest was all badness. Does anyone remember NIMDA? She…


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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