Windows Home Server Users: Avoid Latest ForceWare Drivers
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 […]
Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 is Now Available, Reviewed
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 […]
WHS Nuked my Backup Store
My Windows Home Server got sick, and I lost all the PC backups. The backup database became corrupted, and while I tried all of Microsoft’s suggestions… only the last one worked. And, of course, the last one is to tell WHS to erase all PC backups in its matrix. Worse, I was replacing a hard […]
WHS Tip: Enclosures Matter!
I’ll admit it, when I use an external drive enclosure, I tend to go cheap. That means those funky dual-USB connectors to suck power from the system, the high failure rates, and yadda yadda. If you’ve used them, you know what I’m saying. Here’s a lesson on why that’s a bad idea with Windows Home […]