Tag: pcdoc

BYOB Episode 108

• January 8, 2013 • Comments (2)
BYOB Episode 108

The guys are joined by JPEG2RAW host Mike Howard this week to discuss his Windows 8 media center. We talk a bit about our desires for CES. We’ll also touch on custom routing vs consumers solutions. Its the all Mike edition of the BYOB Podcast. Mike Howard – @jpeg2raw JPEG2RAW Podcast SuperRouters – Roll Your […]

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Server 2012 Storage Spaces-Testing the RTM Version

• September 8, 2012 • Comments (8)
Server 2012 Storage Spaces-Testing the RTM Version

Intro and Test Setup Following in the tradition of testing each release, here is a summary of the testing I did on the RTM version of Server 2012 Storage Spaces.  Since this has the final code, the hope was that it was tuned and tweaked to provide the maximum performance and stability. Issues Right off […]

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Storage Spaces-Server Essentials RC

• August 29, 2012 • Comments (5)
Storage Spaces-Server Essentials RC

In following tradition, below are the updated benchmarks of the Release Candidate of Server Essentials.  As you can see from the benchmarks below, things have not improved in terms of performance.  If fact, some tests were a bit slower.  I am using the same hardware in the same configuration as before for the testing.   I […]

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Untangle OpenVPN with Full Tunneling

• August 20, 2012 • Comments (7)
Untangle OpenVPN with Full Tunneling

One of the best ways to protect yourself when you are out with your laptop or other portable device that requires wireless access is to use a VPN.  Though not necessarily the most user friendly product to setup, the benefits in security can be worth the trouble.  There are many ways to setup a VPN […]

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Storage Spaces Failure

• August 10, 2012 • Comments (6)
Storage Spaces Failure

I have been testing and using storage spaces on Sever Essentials since its release.  I am using it to back up two systems as well as for some Movies, Music, and Photos.  Mostly testing and very light use.  On Tuesday I got a bit of a surprise I did not expect. Before I get into […]

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iHomeserver–2.2.20.0-A Good Thing gets better

• July 31, 2012 • Comments (10)
iHomeserver–2.2.20.0-A Good Thing gets better

It is pretty obvious from the amount of people that read my first write up on iHomeserver, that we are still looking for ways of not having to deal with iTunes.  When I first started using the program it was pretty good, but as early releases often do, there where some features missing.  Since that […]

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BYOB Episode 93

• July 29, 2012 • Comments (2)
BYOB Episode 93

Special guests, Steve Dail (aka TimeKills) and Renny Phipps (aka Renny) join me for some tech talk.  We talk about their setups, hardware, networks as well as their thoughts on Windows 8 and Server 2012 Essentials.  We discuss Steve’s new MSI GT60 laptop, and Renny’s new Z77 I5-3550 system complete with Vertex 3.  Steve walks […]

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Storage Spaces Performance-Server 2012 Essentials

• July 16, 2012 • Comments (8)
Storage Spaces Performance-Server 2012 Essentials

Near and dear to my heart has been all the discussion on Storage Spaces.  I have tested the Server 2012 and the Window 8 versions for performance as compared to a hardware solution, and have consistently seen lower performance, especially from Windows 8.  Now that they have released the beta version of Server 2012 Essentials, […]

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Upgrading a WHS Server

• July 13, 2012 • Comments (3)
Upgrading a WHS Server

For quite some time now I have been wanting to upgrade my main WHS box.  Not so much in terms of CPU or motherboard but rater the case, CPU cooler, and the power supply.  Ever since I upgraded my server 2008R2 with the Fractal Define R3, I have been toying with the idea of upgrading […]

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AVG Antivirus File Server Edition

• July 7, 2012 • Comments (5)
AVG Antivirus File Server Edition

Antivirus software for servers such as Server 2008R2 and WHS 2011 have always been a debate in the HomeServerShow forums mostly to whether or not antivirus on a server is necessary.  I have always been in the “Yes” camp as I would prefer that extra layer of protection especially as files are copied and accessed […]

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