Chromecast, 2012 Essentials R2 and more on Home Server Show 232

It’s a packed show this time.  We are showing off the new Chromecast and talking about the network issues with 2012 Essentials R2.  Got some Drobo and SkyDrive news for you and we are in the forums a lot!  Big show, no Meetup talk this time so enjoy!

The YouTube for this episode is really good.

Jim Collison can be found here and on Twitter.

John Stutsman writes for and can be found on Twitter

SkyDrive protest

Drobo merger.

Jim found a  Buffalo Terastation

Searching for a network card for the N54L

The Dual Port NIC is: Intel EXPI9402PTBLK Two Gigabit Copper Server Connections 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 2 x RJ45 – OEM

Newegg has it much more expensive at

and the SYBA Card

The Intel single port NIC that worked for John Stutsman is the Intel EXPI9301CTBLK Network Adapter 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45

Newegg has a better price at:

HSS Forums Noticed

HSS Blog Postings & Podcasts: Blog Postings & Podcasts on Windows Server 2012 Essentials

One of the best write-ups IMHO for getting started/background on Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview the Essentials Experience by Tinkertry

TechNET: What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials IMHO a great all round reference

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2 Responses

  1. If you're trying to us the Remote Desktop Session Host, or the Remove Desktop Visualization stuff, or RDP broker, these will not work on a domain controller. Microsoft blocked those on DCs for 2012.

    Also, make sure that "virtual IDs" for the NICs are disabled in HyperV.