Todays Show - PP1 eXtravaganza! PVConnect review, restore CD for Windows Home Server, PP1 external backup, email and news.
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Drashna and GaMeR have proven that MCE2005 will run on WHS and you can check their progress in the WGS forums.
I have a new blog over on "thedigitalLifestyle.com." Ian Dixon has graciously given me some space to post my WHS happenings. Ian was the first guest on the podcast and a big reason for it getting off the ground. So thanks to Ian. Please head over to the site and subscribe to Ian's Podcast. His Thursday show has Allen Buckner and they talk about the HP update to WHS.
I recently picked up a Windows Mobile 6 PDA Phone. It's the HTC PPC680 touchscreen. Since I got this I obviously want to look at my sites on the mobile so I have enabled mobile on this site. There are two different modes, iPhone and Windows based PDA. I don't have an iPhone so will someone with the iPhone jump on the site and give me some feedback? I'm enjoying the new HTC and look forward to testing Mesh as well as using it with WHS and Media Center.
Listen to the end of the show to find out how to access Windows Home Server PVConnect for the HP MediaSmart Server VIA a web browser instead of the WHS Console.
New version of Home computer restore CD for Windows Home Server.
Deep Burner - CD/DVD Burning software. It's free and you can get it here.
Add-In: Media Connect Controller
PVConnect Review - You are going to need these links!
MediasmartServer.net Forums - Look in Software
Here is a screen capture of the Add a Shared Folder box in PVConnect. As I stated on the podcast if you click the folder name in the top portion and then change the content type in the bottom box, your folder selection will reset and you will not be adding the folder you selected.
PP1 External Backup
Did you know that you can add an external drive to your WHS and use it as an external backup solution and not have to format the drive?
Normally, when you add a drive to the storage pool WHS formats it and adds it up. If you attach an external drive to WHS you have the option of formatting it and adding it to the pool or using it as an External Back Up Drive.
When properly added it gives you the option of formatting the drive or preserving the files that are already on it. That is very nice. When you backup your WHS shares to the external they are visible on any computer you should plug the drive into. So if you have sensitive information and take the drive to an off site location remember that. If you would like to read more about this topic check the blog for a link to Edward Casiti's blog.
He has a good writeup and shares his thoughts about the backup process.
Lastly, I need to thank Microsoft. For some odd reason this whole bug experience has raised my awareness on backing up my precious photos and videos. I'll never again feel 100% secure and safe about my files. Never. Not that this is a bad thing and a ding against Microsoft. This is just probably how you should feel if you really care about your data.
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