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How To Add and Manage User Account on WHS

How To Add and Manage User Account on WHS

Once you have your WHS setup, you’ll want to add new users so they can access the files stored on it. Here we’ll walk you through the process of adding a new user and configuring the access they have to shared folders. Add a New User to WHS The first thing you need to do […]

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Monitor Your WHS Health from a Mobile Device

Monitor Your WHS Health from a Mobile Device

Sometimes you might want to check out the health of your WHS while on the go. Remotely logging in can do the trick, but if you want a quick synopsis of your WHS vital systems, check out the WHS Health Add-In. Install WHS Health Addin The first thing you’ll want to do is download and […]

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Stream Media from WHS To Your iOS Device with ZumoCast

Stream Media from WHS To Your iOS Device with ZumoCast

If you’re looking for a way to stream all of your media content on WHS to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad one of the easiest ways I’ve found is ZumoCast. You don’t need to install any software on your server, and it works very well. ZumoCast is a free app and will play your […]

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The Case for Backing Up WHS to External Hard Drives

The Case for Backing Up WHS to External Hard Drives

While we all wait for the perfect Windows Home Server online backup solution, one tried and true method that we can turn to is using an external hard drive. Here we take a quick look at the process. Nowadays a person can pick up a large 1-2 TB hard drive from $100 or less. If […]

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Tentacle Software Blackbox CTP for Windows Home Server

Tentacle Software Blackbox CTP for Windows Home Server

Tentacle Software Blackbox is a Windows Home Server Add-In that provides in-depth monitoring of motherboard hardware sensors and configurable alerting rules to notify the server administrator when a sensor exceeds a defined threshold. System Requirements Windows Home Server Version 1 Motherboard that supports hardware Sensors – Most ITE * chips, CPU thermal sensors, hard drive […]

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How To Run Vail on a Virtual Machine

How To Run Vail on a Virtual Machine

If you are itching to try out WHS Vail, but don’t have an extra box to run it on, a good choice is to install it in a Virtual Machine.  Also, since the Vail Refresh isn’t ready for prime time yet, using a virtual environment is well worth considering. You can run Vail on VMware […]

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Full Tutorial on How To Install and Setup WHS Version 1

Full Tutorial on How To Install and Setup WHS Version 1

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Rip CDs Directly to Windows Home Server from Windows Media Player

Rip CDs Directly to Windows Home Server from Windows Media Player

If you store your music collection on your Windows Home Server, ripping a CD to the local Music folder then transferring it to the server can be annoying. With a simple setting change in Windows Media Player we can change the rip location to WHS by default. Personally I store all of my music in […]

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