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Windows Home Server 2011 Dashboard Issues

Q: Windows Home Server 2011 Dashboard Issues

My WHS Dashboard will just close out after a few seconds of it being open. I cannot do anything in that time period. It also happens from the web, and from the server itself. Help?

EDIT: M$ helped me and it is all fixed.

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Preferred Solution: Windows Home Server 2011 Dashboard Issues

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I have a file server at home with a Quad core, 4gb ram, and a 3tb of storage. It is running Ubuntu Desktop and sharing video files primarily. From my school I have access to a free copy of Windows Server 2008 R2. Other than the server I have 2 Windows 7 desktops, 1 Windows 7 laptop and 1 Windows Vista laptop.

I am interested in moving to a Windows setup as I am done with the ?Ubuntu? experiment. WHS looks like what I need, but I have a free copy of WS 2008 and I would miss the $50 for WHS. My goals can be described best as:

Need to Haves:
? File/media server (local network)
? Dedicated game server for various games for friends.
? Print server

Nice to Haves:
? Music/Video Streaming over the internet
? Automatic backup server
? File server over the internet
? Ability to manager other PC?s from the server

My ability as an admin:
? No experience
? Willing to learn and put forth initial effort to get setup
? Don?t have time to really spend more than 1 day moving from Ubuntu to the new setup.
? Don?t want to be stuck constantly screwing with things to get it right or keep it running.

What is going to be best option for my situation?

A:Help choose: Windows Home Server 2011 vs. Windows Server 2008 R2

Honestly, I use both in their proper settings, and unless you have a domain at home with multiple users, Windows Server 2008 R2 is overkill...and would require much more tweaking and add-in apps to do what you want. Given your write-up, WHS 2011 is the way to go. It does much of what you want out of the box, and is designed for people who don't want to become server admins (or at least not be forced to).

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I see Windows Home Server 2011 is $52.99 on Amazon, while Windows 7 Home Premium is $99.99. I understand generally that the two versions are targeted for
different uses, but ..... what's wrong with using WHS 2011 on a workstation/PC?
Is WHS 2011 missing important features for normal PC users? Thx, Gus

A:Windows Home Server 2011

It is missing some features, but mainly the compatibility will be issues. It is a server OS, meaning you'll need server-compatible system utilities. WHS is also designed to be headless, and managed remotely.

The main point is, if you go to the store looking for a hammer, don't buy a screw driver just because it's cheaper. Use the right tool for the job.

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I recently read the following about Windows Home Server 2011

..... Microsoft announced that they are removing Drive Extender from the next version (Version 2) of Windows Home Server 2011. Drive Extender is a critical piece of technology that allows you to easily add more hard drives to your server, have a single pool of storage for all your data, and it provides for data redundancy - so if one hard drive crashes, your data is kept on a 2nd hard drive....Click to expand...

Can anyone confirm whether the above statement is correct/incorrect?

The report does not state whether "Drive Extender" is to be replaced by newer functionality, it simply states that this functionality will no longer be available in WHS.

My own view of WHS was that the functionality provided by "Drive Extender" was the heart of the system and in fact the primary purpose of having another layer of OS functionality in addition to the local layer (e.g. XP, Vista, W7).

I am confused as to what the purpose would be of installing WHS if it did not have "Drive Extender" technology. Am I not understanding something of basic importance here


A:Windows Home Server 2011

Pretty sure I can confirm that. I beta tested most of the WHS versions and I did get an email straight from the WHS Manager a few months ago saying that they were going to do that. I think with the advent of really cheap Terrabyte hard drives they no longer felt Drive Extender was needed.

I had heard a rumor that 3rd party developers were going to write their own add-ons to work like Drive Extender.

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Although this is not related to the Windows 7 OS, I do have a question regarding the Windows Home Server 2011 software. I have bought this software online today and was wondering if anyone has used it and/or has had great success with it. I was thinking about running it and deploying its features/functions across my network through a virtual machine. Would this be a good or bad idea? Essentially, the VM would only be ran when a network machine was needed. The alternative was going to be using an XP tower that's about 6 years old and I don't know if I would trust it on for 12-24 hours because of its age.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows Home Server 2011

Cody, Windows server 2011 is a subset of server 2008. It works fine as it will allow you to backup your local machines and allow the sharing of files. It should be on a separate machine that is on all the time. Not a VM as that would not be as reliable as a separate computer.
Just install it on a separate machine and make sure that the ventilation is good.


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I have installed WHS 2011 several times onto 2 separate Sata HDD's and received the same random BSOD on both installs. 0x00000019 BAD_POOL_HEADER

Ive ran a full chkdsk on both the HDD's I have and also ran memory tests on the 4GB of RAM I have with no errors.

I have an unknown device that is not installed correctly in device manager a media audio controller.

The RIG im using is a HP workstation xw6200 which shipped with XP installed and runs fine but still has the unknown device in device manager.

I have tried to DL the drivers from HP website for the vista 64 bit version for the audio drivers it supplies but they do not resolve the unknown device, that doesnt really matter as Im not playing sound from my server anyway, just thought you would want to know in case its whats causing my problem.

This problem happens randomly whenever it feels like and whether the RIG is logged into the admin account for the server or not.

I remember reading a fix for windows server 2003 for an NTFS corruption but im unsure of whether this will resolve this issue?

I have attached my dump files in the zip so if your into it and can look through it then please tell me what I can do to fix it.

If you want anymore info let me know.


A:HP XW6200 Windows Home Server 2011

The 13 dump files all show "BAD_POOL_HEADER" with Ntoskrnl.exe... This usually points to memory issues. What program did you use to check the memory? Can you swap it out for test purposes?

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Hey - I am looking to get some help with a WHS 2011 dump file. Can I use the same instructions/utility for Win7/Vista listed in the instructions?

A:Windows Home Server 2011 BSOD

Hi and Welcome to TSF
Can you list the specs of your Computer? Make and Model if custom build then list the parts
Also you can upload the dump file here

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So, I'm doing the preliminary work to potentially replace an aging file server that I currently have in my house. A few days ago, I did the research on simply doing a NAS device (like the NetGear Ready NAS Ultra 2 Plus) and am generally pretty happy with what I have found. Now, I am considering the alternative of using something else like Windows Home Server 2011 and giving it a fair shake.

My original goal was to have something
1). Simple...didn't really want to have another system to maintain
2). Inexpensive....I don't need astounding performance
3). Quiet and Low Power Consumption
4). Data Protection is important, although I will back up regularly and keep offsite.
5). Offer DNLA support for streaming to devices like my PS3 and Xbox 360.

I'm starting to reconsider the use of the NAS device, as the RAID 1 will cost me 50% of my usable space. With something like Windows Home Server, I can choose to NOT duplicate some of the non important stuff (Internet downloads, ISO's...all that stuff that I can simply re-download in the event of a catastrophe)...and this means that I will have more disk space usable within my server.

Originally, when Windows Home Server came out, I was very excited about the Drive Extender technology that allowed for easy drive pooling..but then Microsoft decided to discontinue DE for Windows Home Server 2011. From what I have found, there are 3rd party vendors out there, making Add-In support that seems good (StableBit...I te... Read more

A:Considering a Windows Home Server 2011 Build

Y'know - I went down this path 6 months ago. Eventually I ended up on Windows 2008 R2. The main reason instead of WHS 2011 was that I also run WSUS, Coldfusion, Firebird DB Server, and IIS. WHS was not the right choice.

But, I was previously running on Windows XP, and it did everything I needed. The only reason I upgraded to Win 2008 R2 standard was so I could take advantage of more memory.

I have a Technet subscription so cost of the OS was largely moot.

My system has 7 x 2TB WD EARX SATA 3 drives ($400~), though I don't have 7 SATA3 ports, so some of the drives are running at SATA 2.

I settled on an Intel I5-2400 CPU ($177), which is only marginally overclocked, 8 GB Corsair CL7 1600 MHZ memory ($69), on a Gigabyte Z68X-UD3R-B3 mobo. I put in a GTX 450 1GB Video card ($80), because I had it lying around, and there is no Video on the Z68X mobo ($149). The case is an Antec 900 - 2; Only because I like that case, it costs $90 and its easy to keep cabling tidy and with 7 drives I was worried heat would be a problem. As it is, temps are running at 27C most of the time. All fans are set on low speed, and I'm running a stock cooler.

The PSU is an ANTEC Truepower 750W ($132).

The system costs approximately 8 cents per hour to run. (Given that we pay 26.5c per Kilowatt)

The Z68X only has a single Gigabit NIC. On reflection, the only thing I would change is running two NICs. I have gigabit cabling and switches throughout the house, so I could have improved overall per... Read more

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If I should not Post this on this forum, feel free to help me and tell me a forum for this.

The other day, I built my first server (Well, not really built it, It was an HP Pavilion XD) I set it up perfectly with Windows Home Server 2011 and when I went to set up remote access, I get this (the attachments)

My router is a Linksys WRT160Nv2. I set up UPnP and did what Microsoft said here for my router: Windows Home Server Router Setup - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

Any help?
P.S. My ISP is Wave Broadband here in Bow, Washington.

A:Remote Access not working on Windows Home Server 2011

Well, the first thing we need to know is, does the server have a static IP address or Dynamic? Normally a server will have a static IP address but sometimes not.

1. Check for a static ip address
2. If not static, change it to a static ip address

Report back what you find and we'll dig a little more.

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I have two Windows 7 machines which both flawlessly access my Home Server 2011 via Remote Desktop.

When I attempt to access the Hone Server via Live Live Mesh "Connect to this Computer" I receive a log in screen request for a Ctrl-Alt-Del. Clicking the Remote Desktop Window link to issue the request has no affect. No other action is available except to disconnect from the server.

How do I solve this issue?


A:Windows Live Remote Acces to Home Server 2011

Have you tried pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del ? Remotely the command is Ctrl-Alt-End. If it's what I think it is after doing so you should have a login screen to enter your user name and password for that computer.

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I have been given a PC with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
This was a client PC from a small old Windows Home Server 2011 system which has now been dismantled as the server PC failed.
My unit works fine but I cannot remove the irritating Server client items from it - Launchpad and Alert Services etc etc.
Have looked everywhere on the disk but cannot find any uninstall file anywhere.
All the relevant files seem to be in the ?Program Files?, ?Windows Server? , ?Bin? folder but nothing found there. No separate uninstalling prog will work either.
Have considered starting up the PC in Safe Mode, physically removing the Windows Server folder and contents then running a registry cleaner to tidy up the loose ends.
Am concerned that this might make the PC unstable so ask if anyone has any useful suggestions. For now I have worked through the Start Up process and inhibited the ones considered relevant. Also CCleaner has stopped the Launchpad.This has worked but would like to permanently remove the unwanted items.

A:Removal of Windows Home Server 2011 client software

No one has supplied any suggestions as to my programme removal so decided to risk it and do it myself as described.
Backed up whole HD plus registry, restarted in basic Safe Mode then physically removed all traces of WHS 2011 in file system.
Emptied Recycle Bin then restarted as normal.
No disasters occurred so used CCleaner and Advanced Uninstaller PRO. They mopped up the loose ends and everything seems to be fine now. Job done!
I suppose the same process could be used for most difficult to remove items.

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I have created a Windows Home Server 2011 VM as a guest OS inside of Windows 10, which is the host OS. The VM is working and the networking is working (whew!). But I cannot figure out a way to get the integration services working. I've already selected Enhanced Session Mode in the Hyper-V Manager and Guest Services in the Integration Services portion of the VM settings. Can someone please provide me with a clue on how to get this working?
Thank you.

A:Hyper V: Integration Services for Windows Home Server 2011 VM?

Originally Posted by elessar25

I have created a Windows Home Server 2011 VM as a guest OS inside of Windows 10, which is the host OS. The VM is working and the networking is working (whew!). But I cannot figure out a way to get the integration services working. I've already selected Enhanced Session Mode in the Hyper-V Manager and Guest Services in the Integration Services portion of the VM settings. Can someone please provide me with a clue on how to get this working?
Thank you.


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I just installed a windows home server 2011 box on the network, all the other systems on my network are Win7 64 Ultimate, with Kaspersky KIS 2011 as the AV/FW.

The only thing I have done to the home server 2011 is all of the MS updates and added one user name (so I would be able to connect to it)


No matter what browser I use I always am getting a 404. Ive tried both firefox and IE9. the syntax i am using to try to connect is http://servername/connect

I should note that I have tried TWO installs at this point with no luck, any ideas?

A:Home Server 2011 help! cant connect

also tried doing a http://IPADDRESS/connect to no avail, trying to rule out the DNS

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hi i have a e-machine EL1200-6H that i am converting from Vista home to WHS and all is fine but the NVIDIA NForce Networking Controller and i tried to find the compatible drivers online and had no success. If you know more of the compatibility of the network adapter pls let me know if ther is a way to fix.

P.S. its a on board adapter

A:Windows Home Server Network Connector Issues PLS HELP!!!!!!

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Thanx for taking the time to help...

My friend sent me your link to the helpful info page you have for fixing my problem...

As part of my problem is i can't install downloaded programmes you sugest using a usb stick and downlpoad from a clean pc...

I did that, but it still wont install on the infected pc...

The actual note that pops up is the 'registry can't find the requested environment' - or 'the environment registry is missing' or something like that...

I'm stumped!

Any ideas???

Thanx again x

ps: i don't know how to zip the notepad files, but since they are frm this laptop - the clean one - im not sure you'd want them anyway...

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Is there somewhere similar to this where I can get help with Windows Server 2011?

All I'm trying to do is add Google as a search provider in IE8, and I'm hitting rafts of problems, and not getting even remotely close to success.

I go: Tools -> Internet Options -> Change search defaults Settings -> Find more search providers

I get a new IE8 window with a "Content is being blocked" for http://az307127.vo.msecnd.net (and then several others). I don't have a clue what to do about this, so I just close the window.

Eventually, I get a webpage that mentions Google with an "Add to Internet Explorer". I click that button, but all I get is "! Error on page"

A:How to get help with Windows Server 2011

Why can`t you just go to google.com when you want to do your search ?

Set it as the home page. Google.com is the home page on everyone of my computers.

You gotta remember, server editions behave a little different then regular consumer oriented versions of windows.

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Hi, I hope I'm posting in the right section. Especiall since this is windows 7 based forum.

I had near the same dilemma a few years back, and now I have the opportunity to get a server and some client computers for cheap from an office closing. I'm being offered either a dual core work station that have windows server 2008 loaded or a quad core server with server 2011 small business. Then some workstations with windows 7. I pretty much need some advice and path of direction, because I'm beyond rusty with server 2008, and 2011 I only helped a friend installed it a while back. What I want accomplished is to be able to do the following:
Log off one workstation as a certain user account then log back on through another workstation with the same account and have access to all my previously saved work. (maybe virtualization?)
have certain network drives setup for each user account
Setup a vpn to synchronize certain folders.
Have the user accounts and data on the server.
setup printing limits.

Pretty much Even though I'm not there yet in the real world I'm trying to emulate an office network. Currently, I have 2 routers and a switch. The main router has on dd-wrt and handles dhcp, and the other router is pretty much an extension. Any advice and help is appreciated. I'm leaning towards the dual because it's cheaper, but I can try to sell my laptop to get some money for the quad core.

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A:Windows server 2008 r2, or 2011

I found some info, it seems as if I have to use a domain controller. I know it houses a user database, but is the content and any information that is for the user account handled locally on the workstation or the server?

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Hello All,

I am new to this forum. It seems like the place I need to come to for a fix.
First I have an updated antivirus but it did not catch either of these nasties.
Both were encountered about one week apart while browsing the web, as far as I can tell I am pretty sure it was pages I go to usually but in both cases I saw a Java Sun logo appear but was not quick enough to kill the process before it did its job.
First Windows Repair, I managed to get my pc back to working order, more or less that is.
I then contacted the support of my antivirus (Panda) and they had me run some scans and collect information but I am still waiting for other steps 7 days later.
I have several executables that have appeared on my desktop. I have deleted some but they seem to be coming back so I have left the last ones on. They are all named null0.randomnumber.exe. I have sent one of them to Panda but they did not say anything about it, even after I specifically asked.
Windows repair messed with my user profiles. Start menu programs are mostly gone (but still in C:\program files). Favorites for my user have been switched for the All Users favorites but still in the profile. System Restore cant restore successfully to any restore point. Also the QuickLaunch keeps deleting my Outlook shortcut.
Ran all the scans i could think off (Malwarebytes, Panda local and online and a few more).
So yesterday (while still waiting for word from Panda) I got XP Home Security 2011. The Sun Java logo came on as we... Read more

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I recently replaced our Windows Small Business Server 2003 with a Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials server using the same domain name and same computer name. When I tried to join an existing Windows 7 Professional computer to the new domain,
i kept getting trust relationship errors. I logged on to the workstation using a local login and rejoined the domain but now all the items on the desktop have disappeared including the connection to Windows Live Mail. Can I restore this?

Allen K Dunn

A:Windows 7 Professional and Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

According the issue, I suspect that your machine created a new user profile in this case. The user profile path is stored in registry, here
is the path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList(check the picture).  Please check the value of ProfileImagePath.

Also, please take a screenshot of C:\Users and post is here.William Tan
TechNet Community Support

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Is there a way to connect PC's running 8.1 to a network where the exchange server is running MSBS 2011?

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I have followed the simple guide on how to connect my printer to my PC via my BT Home Hub from here: Use your BT Home Hub - Use it as a print server - Windows Vista guide | Wallace IT, unfortunately regardless of what printer I try it with I am faced with 'Printer Busy or Error' even when it's not busy; the printer does not acknowledge that it has been asked to print. I have tried this on XP, Vista and 7 with the same response.

The only thing I can see that could possibly affect it would be my Airport Express router that is plugged into the Home Hub via Ethernet using DHCP (and its IP address from the Home Hub is fixed at
The Airport Express's IP address is and issues IP addresses using DHCP from to

The BT Home Hub however, for standard ethernet connections and WiFI connections, uses as its IP Address and then issues them from to to other devices.

The printer IP port mentioned in the guide and the one I have found that corresponds to the my printer plugged into the USB socket on the back of the router is Not a standard IP address for that router.

Any suggestions on what i should do?

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I have the Windows Security 2011 malware. Additionally, as of today, I cannot open executable files e.g, Word, Itunes, Skype, etc. When I try to open a program I get either "Application not found" or a pop-up asking what program I would like to open file with.

The computer came preloaded with the OS. I do not have access to the CD.

DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_24
Run by Z at 18:02:43 on 2012-01-04
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {9FF26384-70D4-CE6B-3ECB-E759A6A40116}
AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
SP: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! *Enabled/Updated* {24938260-56EE-C1E5-047B-DC2BDD234BAB}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
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A:Windows Security 2011 Issues

Welcome to TSF.
I'm K27 and I am currently reviewing your log.

Please DO NOT run any scans/tools/fixes on your own as this will conflict with the tools we are going to use.

Please Print or Save to Notepad all instructions and please follow them carefully and if there's something you don't understand or that will not work please let me know and we will go through it together.

Please DO NOT use this system for anything apart from visiting this forum and other sites I direct you too, as this will only make the cleanup process all the more difficult.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed. This is to free up my time so as to continue to help others. If you need longer to reply, then that is fine, but please to let me know.

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I have 2 servers; windows 2000 & windows 2008, I can always access them via XP but my system 7 home can't authenticate. It appears to add the domain name as a preamble my user name in the authentication....does this make sense?


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Last week the spouse's desktop was infected with the "XP Home Security 2011" virus. After several false starts removing it I followed the bleepingcomputers.com removal instructions (Edit registry, run RKILL, download Malware Bytes) first under an Admin ID, then under the infected user ID.

It disappeared but then started having AXWIN error on svchost.exe, svchost abends, svchost looping, and the occasional random infected webpage popping up. AVG Free would block websites being accessed by svchost process.

After websearches downloaded SUPERAntivirus Software (SAS) and it found 2 virus files that MB and AVG didn't. Trojan.Agent/GEN-IEXPLORER[fake] and Trojan.Agent/GEN-PEC. During the removal the PC halted, rebooted, and infected with "XP Recovery Virus" after logging it on.

Rebooted into safe mode, ran MB and removed the virus. Virus gone, but still have problem: booting onto user ID produces a blank desktop, access to only "Accessories" and "Startup" Folders, IE, Outlook, Remote Assistance, and Media Player from the all programs window. Even in safe mode on the Administrator these are the only items. However MB finds all the directories on the PC during the scan.

Running a full SAS scan right now. I suspect either registry problem or a directory problem.

What next to do?


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Windows Updates have been a real thorn in my side since moving to the country where I have limited bandwidth ISP. I have 6-7 Windows PCs I (try to) keep updated, both XP and W7. I've tried downloading updates just ONCE using the Microsoft Update Catalog, but then I still have to note what pc needs what updates and install them manually.

Newegg's sale on Windows Home Server today has me wondering whether I might dedicate a PC to WSUS just to manage updates.

Can folks here with WSUS experience suggest whether this is worth doing? Or might be more trouble than it's worth vs. the manual "Update Catalog" method? Or tried w/WHS and that's a problem in itself? TIA for any feedback...

A:Windows Server Update Services and Windows Home Server -- worth doing?

I manage the WSUS implementation where I work. Overall, it's a pretty straightforward product. The only hassle will be going through the list of "all updates" for Windows 7 and for XP and declining the ones that don't pertain to your systems. The good news is that WSUS will determine for you, which are needed and which aren't and will place an icon next to the ones which you need.

I don't have experience with running WSUS on WHS myself....but I'm guessing it would be pretty much the same as doing it on a straight up Windows server.

As far as getting the clients to use your WSUS server, that's a simply registry change.

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Continuing on from this thread, I still haven't had success keeping mapped drives alive upon reboot.

To refresh, the network setup is as followed:

1x Windows Server 2003 (with domain but is not active on Workstations)
5x Windows XP Home Workstations
1x Windows Vista Home x64 Workstation

I have mapped drives from each of the desktops to a folder on the server. Every time a PC Workstation is shut off then turned on, the mapped drives appear as they were mapped but have disconnected from the server. I have to go to each PC and manually reconnect to the server using the username and password.

I'm not sure why these connections are breaking when someone reboots the computer.

I checked the event log on the server and I'm getting an error that might be related:
Error 1054
Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (An unexpected network error occurred. ). Group Policy processing aborted. Click to expand...

A:Mapped drives connectivity issues with XP Home Workstation and 2003 Server

Slow or bad dns is my best guess

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I have dell vostro 3500, and have been infected by windows 7 security 2011 trojan I cannot get rid of it won't let me download any virus scanner and my pc trend does not remove it. Also how do i boot the laptop into safe mode?

A:[SOLVED] windows 7 security 2011, win 7 home, dell vostro 3500

correction, the virus is win 7 security 2011

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I have Windows Vista Home Premium and it is 64 bit. I have been trying to install an update titled "Windows Live Essentials 2011 (KB2434419)" since 19/10/2010 when it was released but I have been unable to, because as soon as I try to do the update I get the message "Error(s) found: Code 800401E4. Windows Update encountered an unknown error".

I have been searching for a solution to this error for months by trawling through other discussions online but have found nothing of use. I really want to get rid of this annoying message. Other updates that have come after this do not work either ("Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista for x64-based systems", "Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2467175)", "Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2467174)").

Something else of note is that there is also an optional update entitled "Realtek driver update for Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller" that will not update either. In any combination of these updates (either both or either one of them selected) the update does not work and the same error message is given.

I was suggested to uninstall Windows Live and reinstall, but this brought to light a different problem: the "Uninstall" feature of the control panel does not appear to be working as whenever I try to click on ANYTHING on that list (be it Wi... Read more

A:Windows Live Essentials 2011 update issues

This may help with the initial error
Code 80040E14. Error: One or more errors occurred during processing of command

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Hi all, I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop with core i3, x64 based processor and Intel HD 3000 Graphics driver (Sandy bridge). I had been using Windows 7 for 6 years and I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 when I found that MS released a driver update that supports my old graphics card to work on Win 10 ... However after the upgrade I found my display driver listed as "Windows Basic Display Adaptor" and my monitor as "Generic PnP Monitor", so I ran Windows update which found a driver update for Intel graphics card and then the screen went blank. I booted into safe mode and found out the display listed as "Intel HD 3000 Graphics" correctly however the monitor has been an unrecognized generic pnp with exclamation mark next to it and windows would not let a driver update to it. I tried to downgrade to Windows 8.1 however the same problem reoccured exactly in the same steps. How can I work around this and get my OS to recognize my laptop monitor. And will it be compatible with Win 10 or 8.1 or should I rollback to Win 7?? Is this a BIOS firmware problem? And if so what is the latest OS version that my dell laptop can support?? Thanks in advance

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Using W 7 Home Premium. AVG 2011 Free. Windows Media Player 12.

Hello Everyone!

I am a little concerned about this question, as it may be construed that what I am trying to do may be called 'pirating.'

I have been loaned a CD-R from a friend who has copied 113 tracks lasting for 7.8 hours onto it, (El Barrio - Discografia, probably a compilation of all music from all 10 or 11 CDs)

I have my WMP 12 set to automatically rip a new CD.

The CD will play in WMP 12, but I can not find a way to copy it when I put it in the tray.

It shows all the tracks, and their names, but there is no "RIP" button at the top or any indication under any of the tabs how to rip it.

My conclusion is that WMP will either not copy a CD that has been made privately by somebody. (This is the first privately made CD that I have tried to copy/rip) or, there are too many tracks and WMP does not like this!

I would like to know if there is a way that I can rip it or copy it to my Music file.
If what I am asking is considered to be "Illegal" or "Improper" please inform me and I will withdraw the question.

A:Cannot rip CD in Windows Media Player 12Using W 7 Home Premium. AVG 2011 Free. Window

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  I am running WIN7 Home Premium/64bit and have been using Windows Live mail 2011-I keep on receiving these Error's-800c0148-800ccc0e and 800ccc0f. How can I correct these????

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Ok so my original computer was a Windows 7 Home Premium and that's the PC I used to work. I had REMOTE DESKTOP on it, it worked fine and yes it was a Windows 7 Home Premium..but yesterday my original pc got fried and smoke came out of it so I am afraid to turn it on.

I am now using my back pc, it is also a windows 7 home premium build 7600, and I remember I use to have remote desktop on it but I right clicked disabled one day a long time ago and after that I was never ever able to get it back. Ive been reading online that Windows 7 home premium does not have the remote desktop option, odd because my other pc had it. Point is.. I need to connect to my job's server asaaap, but I am unable to find a way to connect to their server, I have their ip address and a special login/pass the same way you do in windows remote desktop.

I have tried downloading those rdp patches and stuff and it just does not work! I cannot find the remote desktop anywhere even have the install said "listening" and "remote desktop successfully" etc etc.

Is there a program I can use to connect to my work's server..my boss uses windows 7 remote desktop,,,

I tried using teamviewer and added the ip address but it doesnt work idk if you have to both be using the same program..please in need of help here :/

A:I need to connect to my job's server from home on Windows 7 Home Prem

My last option is to upgrade to windows 7 pro and pay the $80 above for it JUST to get remote desktop
I'm trying everything possible though before that.. but I really need this to work in order to start my job

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I was the first in the family to make the jump into Windows 7, and I installed 64 bit ultimate. The rest of the family is ready to move from XP to Windows 7. I have the 3 pack of home premium(HP) on the way. I need to downgrade my license from ultimate to HP, hopefully without having to reinstall all of my software/serial numbers & data. One of the kids with a more powerful compuer will get the Ultimate. I am using Acronis True Image Home 2011 for back-ups. I would like to reformat my drive C:, so the Win 7 HP installation is to a clean HD.

A. Is it possible?
B. How would I go about doing it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:downgrade from ultimate 64 to home premium 64 w/true image home 2011

Quote: Originally Posted by netbadger

I was the first in the family to make the jump into Windows 7, and I installed 64 bit ultimate. The rest of the family is ready to move from XP to Windows 7. I have the 3 pack of home premium(HP) on the way. I need to downgrade my license from ultimate to HP, hopefully without having to reinstall all of my software/serial numbers & data. One of the kids with a more powerful compuer will get the Ultimate. I am using Acronis True Image Home 2011 for back-ups. I would like to reformat my drive C:, so the Win 7 HP installation is to a clean HD.

A. Is it possible?
B. How would I go about doing it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Just curious, why do you have to "downgrade?

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I'm trying to decide between Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2008 R2 for my home server PC. Ordinarily it would be a clear cut choice, but I've got a free copy of Server 2008 R2 through my academic MSDN subscription. I'd like to avoid spending extra money if Server 2008 R2 would do the job. But I'm willing to buy Home Server should it prove necesary. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

A:Windows home server vs Server 2008 R2

Server 2008 R2 is a more fully functional product. You will be able to do similar things, but it might be a little more involved getting it set up and working. Plus, if you are interested in IT, you could use the Server 2008 R2 experience....but you won't get hired for your knowledge on Windows Home Server.

My vote is Server 2008 R2 without a doubt.

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I have an old ACER EasyStore H340, which figured out it should crash on me the other day.
In the unit I have 4 HD's, 1 for OS and 3 for DATA.

I have done restore (not factory reset) on the unit earlier, and that has been successfull. However I never had the amount of data on it as I do now.
So in a mildly panicked state, I need to restore again.

I started with that yesterday, and restore seems to be OK, but when the WHS v1 connector software shows after restore, it's just hanging and do not continue the installation so I can set a password on the unit.

So my questions are:
1) Would the connector software struggle due to my Windows 10 Technical Preview version?
2) Does it make sense to remove data disks, restore and put in data disk when done? If possible for WHS to reckongnize the data drives afterwards
3) Am I screwed?
tl;dr - Server recovery WHSv1 doesnt complete, and hangs when Connector software is about to be installed on Client computer.


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We are happy to announce the new Monetize -> In-app ads section in Windows Dev Center. This is your one stop shop to create and manage the ad mediation settings of your UWP and Windows 8.x ad units.

You can find the In-app ads section under the Monetize section in the left navigation. On choosing this option, you can view your in-app ads dashboard that lists all your ad units, along with additional details such as application name, ad unit type, mediation settings, etc.

On clicking the ?Create ad unit? button, you will be taken to a new page where you can specify the ad unit details, configure the ad mediation settings for the ad unit and submit. The ad unit will then appear on your in-app ads dashboard.

Do note that you no longer need to start a submission to be able to create an ad unit ? simply reserve your app name and you will be able to create an ad unit for it.

If you wish to change the mediation settings of an existing ad unit, simply click on the ad unit, change the settings and save.

For more information on these new experiences, please refer to this article.

We hope you enjoy the new experience! Please send your feedback to [email protected]


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Microsoft gave its privacy policy and service agreement a facelift Thursday, and offered users a new central clearinghouse to manage privacy settings for all the data the company keeps about them.

The newly-minted privacy dashboard (included in the Security and Privacy section of Microsoft?s account administration page) gives users links to control data stored for personalizing their experience on Bing, what apps and services use their information, whether Microsoft personalizes ads for them and whether the company can market to them via email. It?s part of a move by the company to unify and simplify most of its service agreements and privacy policies for various products under one document.

Microsoft provides privacy dashboard ahead of Windows 10 launch | Network World

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Hi Guys,<o:p></o:p>
Good Evening !!<o:p></o:p>
Here is the thing on which I need ideas and help from you guys.<o:p></o:p>
Presently we are in that phase where we are migrating all the machines from Windows 7 to Windows 10.<o:p></o:p>
For this we are using windows 10 dashboard to approve the assets which are ready to migrate from 7 to 10 and presently we are doing it manually by going to dashboard
site and then we have few options to enter the asset tag and then edit it and check the approved option and update so that the asset will be ready for the migration.<o:p></o:p>
And now comes my requirement.<o:p></o:p>
I want to automate this process using power-shell script every time when we get some request to approve one asset i want to write a script so that it will reduce the
manual intervention and also reduce the time to approve the assets.

<o:p style="">I already wrote two line script like example by using invoke-webrequest
command we can access the dashboard. from their on wards i am unable to move further like how to define new objects and all. </o:p>
Please do help me in this how to proceed or any ideas how to do this to approach our  requirement.<o:p></o:p>
Thanks in Advance :) <o:p></o:p>

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For years I could access my GoFlex Seagate Serve off of the Seagate share dashboard online and now I can not.  I am wondering if Microsoft updates has cut off this ability.  The server works fine off of the desktop computers in the office and
we have no issues seeing the drive.  It is just no dashboard access off of the Seagate share website.

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This server has no protection and is the main server (hosting exchange, active directory, dhs, etc) and I am concerned about security but not sure if running combofix on a sbs 2011 server is a good idea

A:should you run combofix on an sbs 2011 server

ComboFix was not designed to run on Servers. Most Servers are seen in business/corporate environments. The developer of ComboFix did not intend for his tool to be used in a business/corporate environment. Per the disclaimer...it was intended for non-commercial purposes only. The unique configuration of systems on a network vary from company to company and running ComboFix can cause unpredictable results.

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I just read about this new OS on Digg. Apparently Windows Home Server is available on Newegg for sale. My first thought on this is WOW, just wow. $180 for ANOTHER windows OS. I will agree that it appears VERY user friendly, as it should with such a price tag. Now, I posted this for two reasons. One, I'm wondering what everyone else thinks about this. And two, my first thoughts upon seeing this were; what are all the capabilities of Ubuntu Server and FreeNAS? Since I've been tinkering with open source for a long time but have always remained a noob (I've never really had an extensive experience) I'm not completely aware of all the possibilities of the open source servers and if they have the ability to automate windows backups. So what does everyone think about this new WinHoSo (Windows Home Server)? (doesn't Windows 2003 Server, etc have these abilities as well?) Could FreeNAS or Ubuntu Server be setup to handle these tasks easily (without expert open source installation experience)?

I'm eager to hear everyone's opinions..

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With the release of Home server RC the other day I though it was time I loaded it up and put it through its paces.

Although still unsure if I actualy need a home server I thought I would install it on the right kit from the start.

IBM xSeries206
P4 3gig
1gig Memory
300gig SATA Western Digital Drive

So with a very lighter wallet, I start the installation.

The setup took around 40mins and used the same type of installer as Vista, so far so good. After the installation was completed it promts me for a supidly strong password, reboots and its ready to go

I spend the next half hour adding drivers and setting up my nework shares though the very simple "Windows Home server console"

Now it is finaly time to run the Home server connector software on my PC, I connect in to the servers network shares and go to the software folder then run the setup.......

Oh dear, none of the PC's in my house have a 32bit OS and havent for the past few years

Just WTF are microsoft thinking, their new flagship product stuck in the 32bit past. Very disapointing Microsoft very disapointing.

A:Windows Home Server

In many post in the official Windows Home Server forum, Microsoft employees have announced that Windows Vista 64 bit support could be something in v1, but don't expect this to be actually released until v2.

Source : Home Server

Very disappointing indeed

Dual boot XP with Vista and then connect

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Anyone else install the beta version of this yet?

I installed this under my Virtual PC 2007 Beta, and had a few problems with the installation.

Besides being a toned down version of Small Business Server 2003 (as shown during the setup!), it also attempts to activate the software (why it does this on a BETA I don't know) during the installation, and makes several attempts to make me realize that it will be formatting my drive and I will lose all data.

Uh, I would not have chosen "new installation" if I wanted to keep my data... plus this is a VPC, so it never really got rid of all my data.

Your thoughts?

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slightly off forum topic but hey

Just built my home server and installed a copy of Windows server 2008 i had.

Now i dont like it, and never have, as its the full fat version, even turning it off is a mission.

Is it worth getting Server 2011, or shall i just install windows 7?
As im only using it for file backups and as a media streamer to my home cinema system.

A:Windows home server over 7?

Do you have a copy of Technet where you get Windows licenses? If not, why not install a linux distro on the device and use that instead as it won't cost you anything?

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I apologize now if this is the wrong are to post this. Did not see anywhere better for it. I'm attempting to install Windows Home Server. I downloaded the demo from Microsoft to try it out before spending the money on it if I didn't like it. However after the initial windows is loading files screen, it comes up with the loading screen with the green bouncing bars. after that goes away it just sits there with a blank screen.

If anyone has any ideas on why this might be, please let me know.

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