How to make a bootable USB flash drive

This can be useful with Windows Home Server in a number of ways. – If you are building your own WHS in a small case, and don’t have a DVD drive, you can transfer the WHS software to a USB flash drive of WHS to install from. – If you are building your own WHS…

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My Windows Home Server

I built my own Windows Home Server box.  You can buy some decent pre-built units, but I wanted to build my own.  I wanted a small, quiet, low-power device.  I was willing to compromise on performance & capacity to get it.  I decided that my collection of movies should live on my media center, just…

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Windows Home Server on a virtual machine

Here at Microsoft, when we talk about Windows Home Server, one of the things that comes up pretty often is a question about hosting WHS in a virtual machine under Virtual Server.  Most often people want this because they already have one always-on machine (a doman controller, a media center PC, etc.), and they don’t…

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Backing up your data

I’ve been engaged in a bunch of discussion about how to keep your personal data safe at home.  I hear a lot of people say they want to build a RAID5 array in a server, and put their family photos on it.  I can think of many ways to lose my data: Hardware Failure Fire,…

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