Category: Software

Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 on Home Server Show 228

Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 on Home Server Show 228

On this episode of the Home Server Show we are going to install (or try) Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2 on my HP N54L. During the install we will be looking at Jim Collison’s install screens and going over what’s new, Virtual Machines, and a whole lot more.  We also go over Windows 8.1 and […]

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Performance: Using SSD’s for VM Drives in Home Hyper-V Server on GA-Z77X-UD5H

Performance: Using SSD’s for VM Drives in Home Hyper-V Server on GA-Z77X-UD5H

By: John Stutsman   In the paper Performance Comparison of Windows Server 2012 Essentials on the HP ProLiant N40L MicroServer and the HP ProLiant N54L MicroServer I described my Client Workstation that NASPT (NAS Performance Toolkit) would operate from as a Hyper-V Client operating on a VM Drive that was on my Hyper-V Server. This […]

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Intel Shows off the NUC or Next Unit of Computing

Intel Shows off the NUC or Next Unit of Computing

Intel has shown off it’s latest slab of silicone and it’s far from it’s desktop and server boards this time.  This is the NUC. Intel has dubbed it the Next Unit of Computing.  NUC for short. It’s powered by a 17-watt Core i3-3217U processor that is attached to the board. (second photo middle) It’s clocked at […]

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Installing Server 2012 Release Candidate on the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

Installing Server 2012 Release Candidate on the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H

I had been running Windows 8 Release Preview on my GA-Z77X-UD5H and when I noticed on July 26th that the official Gigabyte Windows 8 drivers were posted on Gigabyte’s website.  I downloaded them and found that they loaded well and actually cleared up a minor issue or two I had been having with with Windows […]

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SplashTop with Windows 8 and Server 8 on iPad

SplashTop with Windows 8 and Server 8 on iPad

By: John Stutsman I listened live to “The Home Server Show 180” and one item in particular caught my attention. It was their discussion of a new App called SplashTop and how it could be loaded onto an iPad and linked into Windows 8 – enabling the user to experience Windows 8 touch capabilities on […]

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PerfectDisk 12 with RAID–First Impressions

PerfectDisk 12 with RAID–First Impressions

Not having such great luck with defrag programs in the past, I have stayed away from this type of software.  When I had tried them before, they tended to be more problematic than they where worth.  For starters, they hogged CPU, thrashed your hard drives constantly, and in some cases even caused corruption.  Taking the […]

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Capturing XML data with SQL Server 2008–Video Edition

Capturing XML data with SQL Server 2008–Video Edition

In a previous post we documented how to install SQL Server 2008 onto Windows Home Server 2011.  Being able to run SQL Server on my new 2011 box is pretty cool, but what do I need a database at home for?  Here is one use that I have found… archiving my reef tank’s XML data […]

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Stream live TV to iPad and iPhone from HDHomeRun

Stream live TV to iPad and iPhone from HDHomeRun

That title will make any Media Center owner do a double take.  Ahhhh, but here is the heartbreak.  A Mac is required.  The new Elgato powered HDHomeRun is compatible with Media Center but you can only stream to the iPad or iPhone if you’re running EyeTV software for Mac.  It’s also a tad pricier than […]

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The Boxee Box Review for a Windows Home Server owner

The Boxee Box Review for a Windows Home Server owner

This is the Boxee Box. No doubt you have seen it and read reviews about it.  Instead of boring you with the usual review my goal is to setup the Boxee Box and test it with Windows Home Server.  Pretty Simple.  What you will see here is a whole lot of un-professional photos of the […]

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How to Connect Windows Media Center with WHS

How to Connect Windows Media Center with WHS

One of the cool things you can do with Windows Media Center is connect it to WHS to access your media content. Here we will take a look at the process of using WMC Connector in Windows 7 to access WHS media. This is another post in the WHS-101 Series. Connect Windows Media Center with […]

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