Find My Server Wizard Locates And Connects With Windows Home Servers

Microsoft often releases small tools that can help Windows users perform numerous tasks with convenience. In the wake of its new Windows Home Server 2011 and Small Business Server 2011 release, Microsoft has launched a new tool called Windows Server Solutions Find My Server Wizard. Its is designed for Windows Home Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server 2011 and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2. Find My Server Wizard is meant to easily connect client operating system with Windows servers by redirecting the user to the appropriate connector software via the web browser. This helps in easily connecting the client system with the appropriate Windows Server without going through the elaborate connectivity procedure. The wizard is simple to use and basically does the main server identification part for the user and reduces the installation of the connector software to a snap. Read More

How To Start / Stop Windows Home Server 2011 Services

Many services in Windows based services are not active be default. For instance in Windows Server 2008 R2, the themes service is not active by default which deprives it from the Aero glass look. To see how to start this service you can see our post here. Since Windows Home Server 2011 is based on Windows Server 2008 R2, therefore, activation and deactivation of its services is quite similar to the former. In this post we will tell you how to start/stop services in Vail. Read More

How To Add / Remove Roles In Windows Home Server 2011

Adding roles is an important part of Windows based servers. The Windows Server 2008 R2 based home server Vail, contains numerous roles that can be activated (as required), in order to add additional features. In this post we will tell you how to add and remove roles to Windows Home Server 2011. Read More

How To Remotely Access Windows Home Server 2011 And Shared Computers

When a client system is connected to the Windows Home Server 2011, two major options are provided, which include the Dashboard access and the Launchpad. Although the Dashboard can be easily accessed from the respective option. However, in order to access resources of the server and shared computers, the Remote web Access feature can be used. It is worth mentioning here that there are several ways to access computers on a network. This method of access uses the internet to access the shared computers and home server. Read More

How To Download And Upload Files From Windows Home Server 2011

The Remote Web Access feature in Windows Home Server 2011 can be used to access and download files shared on the Windows Home Server 2011 shared folders. This can be quite helpful when one requires accessing some vital documents on the fly. In this post we will tell you how to download your shared folders using Remote Web Access. Note: you will required a system that is already connected to the Home Server (e.g. a laptop), to see how to connect your system to the Windows Home Server, check out our post on How To Connect A PC or Mac To Windows Home Server 2011. Read More

How To Access Windows Home Server 2011 Online From The Cloud

Windows Home Server 2011 indeed has far more interactive Remote Access feature than its previous version. In fact an excellent utility that Vail provides for its users is the Remote Web Access feature. In this post we will tell you how to access your home server from the cloud using the Remote Web Access option in Windows Home Server 2011. Note: the system attempting remote access will require having the connector software installed, to see how to do that you can check our post on How To Connect A PC or Mac To Windows Home Server 2011. Read More

How To Connect A PC or Mac To Windows Home Server 2011

Windows Home Server 2011 is fairly easy to install (provided your computer meets the minimum system requirements). However, the tricky part for a lay user is to connect a client PC or Mac to the Home Server. In this post we will tell you how to connect a client operating system to the Windows Home Server 2011 (codename Vail). Read More

How To Configure Backup Options In Windows Home Server 2011

A new feature of Windows Home Server 2011 is that users can create a backup of the client PC’s backup database. This means that the backup of a system can be further saved to the home server. Furthermore, when the connector software is removed from an old PC, users are given the option to backup data from that system to the home server. In this post we will tell you how to configure Backup for your client system in Windows Home Server 2011. Read More

All You Need To Know About Windows Home Server 2011 (Vail)

Windows Home Server 2011 (aka Vail), is a home server operating system designed for families and small businesses (optionally) to securely organize and share photos, music, video, documents, etc. However, The Windows Small Business Server 2011 is more suited for businesses (small businesses) rather than the Home version. With Windows Home Server, Users can access and share content (including digital content) and stream media to other devices such as gaming consoles like Xbox 360. It automatically backup all computers connected to it, hence providing a centralized backup mechanism. A number of software and hardware add-ins can also be added in order to enhance the capability of the home server. In this post we will provide a comprehensive overview of “Vail” and its capabilities that you can benefit from. Read More

Save Energy Of Your Windows Home Server With SmartPower [Power Management]

SmartPower is an useful application which acts as a Windows service to save both energy and money by letting you configure system’s power usage. According to the developer, it is written to mitigate the excessive power consumption of Windows Home Servers, Torrent/download boxes, and HTPCs. The application runs as a service and comes with configuration window, where rules to manipulate power can be configured. So how does it save energy? By hibernating and resuming your Windows PC according to configurable rules. Read More