So, you were all happy that the new HP MediaSmart home servers finally gave you a choice other than the anti-trust Time Capsule to do backups remotely… in the home. And, you are now ready to run out and buy one, blindfolds on to any compatibility issues. Sorry, I once again have to burst your […]
While I’m usually say that store-bought Windows Home Servers are a bit of a waste… this new one has me questioning that. The new line of MediaSmart ex485 & ex487 “Encore” servers offer a few features that are new. Now, MediaSmart servers have always had additional enhancements like built-in virus scanning and media encoding… but […]
My Windows Home Server died just before Thanksgiving. Read more to read the saga, and learn a bit more about Windows Home Server’s robust Server Reinstallation process (and, how it works in the real world).
I am staring at a dead Windows Home Server. And, it appears the latest NVIDIA ForceWare drivers (version 178.24) are to blame. What happens, is that after installing the latest ForceWare drivers, Windows Home Server doesn’t allow users to log in via the Console and Remote Desktop. Yes, a graphics card update that winds up […]
At PDC, Microsoft let drop the announcement that I pushed for. The Windows Home Server Team has announced that the next version of the product will indeed feature Live Mesh technology integration. Live Mesh will be a big help for solving one of the inconsistencies in the Windows Home Server offering. As I’ve noted in […]
Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 is out. And, now that my non-disclosure agreement is over, I can talk about the specifics. So, here are the specifics: Go get it, now. Do not wait, do not let your computers backup another night without this update. I don’t know if it’s on Windows Update yet, but […]
Perhaps disagree is a bad word. But, there is a clear nonsensical problem between the Remote Desktop licensing in Windows Live Mesh and in Windows Home Server. With Windows Home Server, you can log into your Home Server URL, and access all the Remote Desktop computers on your home network. Great. Problem is, any XP […]