Archive for April, 2010

Add 2TB+ GPT Disk/Volume to Windows Home Server v2 VAIL

Windows Home Server v1 (WHS) was limited to using 2TB Master Boot Record (MBR) partitions in its storage pool, but the public preview of Windows Home Server V2 codename VAIL is not. This guide will show one how to use GPT Rai...


Windows Home Server v2 Vail How to Exclude System Disk from Server Storage

Exclude System Disk from Server Storage in Windows Home Server (WHS) V2 Vail

Many Windows Home Server machines utilize a smaller OS disk (oftentimes in Raid 1 for redundancy) and then large SATA 3.5″ disks for storage. Common 2.5″ disks are laptop drives as well as SSDs. Another factor infl...



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DuplicationInfo: WHS Add-in Review

DuplicationInfo is a small Windows Home Server (WHS) add-in that allows one to see what Drive Extender is doing. More specifically, DuplicationInfo allows a user to map a specific file stored on the WHS to the drives being used.


AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Based WHS: Fast and Hot!

After using one of the the lowest power AMD CPUs around, the Sempron 140 Sargas (single core) in a WHS, I decided to go to the other extreme and try a Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition. With the release of six core AMD CPU’s...



WHS Drive Extender v2 Dissected at Anandtech

A quick browse of Anandtech.com shows a nice dissection of WHS Drive Extender v2. The review goes into changes from Drive Extender v1, the way NTFS and the storage pool interact, 1GB file chunks distributed across hard drives ...


Windows Server Codename Vail – Headless Installation

Quick tip for those with headless systems that want to test Windows Server Codename VAIL (and that don’t have IPMI 2.0). To create a USB drive capable of a headless installation follow these two steps: Make a USB installe...



Windows Home Server (WHS) V2 VAIL – Installed in Hyper-V – Early Release Clue

If one browses this site they will quickly see that I am a fan of Hyper-V virtualization and also Windows Home Server. On April 26, 2010, Microsoft released the public preview of the long awaited Windows Home Server V2 codename...


Windows Home Server (WHS) V2 Vail Beta Preview

As I am sure most of the Windows Home Server crowd has seen at this point, there is a WHS V2 Codename Vail preview posted on Microsoft’s website. Here is the download link to feature previews https://connect.microsoft.c...



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ASoft’s AutoExit WHS Add-in: A Better Way to Remotely Shutdown and Restart Client PC’s

A few weeks ago I posted a quick guide to a command line method of shutting down a remote PC, using Remote Desktop. Today, a much better option, ASoft’s AutoExit. AutoExit is a great add-in for a Windows Home Server that ...


Testing Update – Timeline, New SSDs, AMD Socket AM3 with USB 3.0 and SATA 3

I have decided to post a little roadmap of what’s next on the site. I am a list making person, so this will hopefully keep me goal oriented. The next few weeks I will be focusing on some Windows Home Server add-in reviews...