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    I’ve been running my Windows Home Server (WHS) for about 18 months almost flawlessly. My WHS was a old re-purposed system that had sat unused for many months. I installed WHS on it and plugged it in to the home network, and there it sat humming in the closet for the next 18 months. Until last week, when...
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    Having built my own home server it has required some tweaking here and there to get it working just right. Now I don't claim to be an expert of Windows Home Server, more of an avid hobbyist. About one month ago I started having consistent connection issues and the status icon for the home server console...
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    As a recent purchaser of a netbook I sought out to make it the most functional system possible. Ultimately I wanted to make sure that all of my files I can access from the PC in the Den I can access from my netbook. I have well over 200 gigabytes of music, photos, videos, and other personal files. My...
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    I've had Windows Home Server installed on a PC that sits in a closet within my office for about 3 months now. It sits there quietly with just a network cable and power cable plugged into and hums away unnoticed every day. It has performed the scheduled daily backups for my family desktop PC and the Media...