Windows Home Server has shipped!

Likely you’ve already seen this elsewhere, but if not, WHS has RTMed!  http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver/archive/2007/07/16/ship-it.aspx Yes, it’s been awhile since I posted. I’ve been running the “nearly” RTM bits for about a week now. Prior to this, my server was down for a month as I moved houses and am slowly rebuilding my computing infrastructure. In other…

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R.I.P. NuMega Lab

In a previous post, I lamented the loss of SoftIce. Now, we truly are at the end of an era. Compuware is closing its development lab in New Hampshire. This is where tools like BoundsChecker, SoftIce, TrueTime, SmartCheck, CodeReview, and many others originated. (I won’t attempt to name, them all, so please don’t take offense if…

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Windows Home Server Update – Waiting on a new build

Yes, it’s been awhile since I posted anything on this topic. My bad. My WHS box is happily purring along in the closet. I took it down for a few days while I went through a whole memory upgrade experience. The details are unimportant. The net result: I should have just bit the bullet and…

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Why don’t I get ETW events from ASP.NET in Vista?

One of the cool features of IIS 7 is it’s modular architecture. It lets you create just the IIS you want, with minimal attack surface area. Alas, one of the greatest consumers of my time lately is determining why things no longer works like on IIS 6. This is almost always because yet another portion…

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Windows Home Server – A peek at Remote Access

Here’s what it looks like when I’m at work, accessing my home network via Windows Home Server. I’ve blocked out certain private data. Clicking on any of the machines starts up a Remote Desktop connection, which can be full screen or hosted in the browser. The first time you do this, you need to allow…

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Windows Home Server – Remote Access is working!

This morning my wife was firmly ensconced on the couch with the puppy, catching up on her shows on Media Center. Sensing some free time, I snuck upstairs and began poking around at getting remote access working with Windows Home Server. The real magic came down to 2 main steps: Enabling port forwarding for three ports on…

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Fun With Crimson Eventing in Vista

(Switching away from WHS for the moment…) In my current work life, I’ve been playing extensively with the Crimson APIs, which in Vista/Longhorn server attempt to unify the NT event log and ETW tracing. From what I’ve heard, there was a major effort in recent years (i.e., Vista) to dramatically increase the amount of tracing…

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A question about Windows Home Server storage space

Andre asks:  what is the effective size of the server if i have 4 250GB disk?   is it 0.5TB or 1TB? The short answer is “It depends”. Specifically, it makes a difference what folders you enable duplication on. Worst case, your 1 TB of physical disk space will give you 500 GB of “logical…

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Windows Home Server Team Blog

Is here: http://blogs.technet.com/homeserver/ No real news on my own WHS box. Still hanging in there, dutifully doing backups every night on all four client machines. When I looked at the memory usage last night, it was hanging around 540MB, but didn’t appear to be paging. (The machine has 512MB). My next big hurdle is to…

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