Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server “Vail” Adds Mac Support

The new version of Windows Home Server codenamed Vail supports Mac. This is great news for people like me that use both Windows and Mac at home. I have been building how-tos since 2008 on getting the current Windows Home Server to work with Mac. You can see version 1, 2 and 3. It’s obvious […]


Version 3: Use Time Machine with Windows Home Server

I have continued to work with people on getting Time Machine setup and working with your Windows Home Server. I’m calling these new directions version 3 and it’s easier than the last steps that required an applescript. The reason why the applescript wasn’t working in version 2 is that some people had a Windows partition […]


Windows Home Server “Vail” Public Beta Available

Microsoft today made public the next version of Windows Home Server which was codenamed “Vail”. The new V2 Windows Home Server is based on Server 2008 vs. the original which was based on 2003. It is 64-bit only and supports new media sharing features along with easier to use user interface. MediaSmartServer.net already has a […]


Add-in Central for Windows Home Server

Add-in Central is a Windows Home Server add-in that easily allows you to add, remove and update add-ins. That’s a lot of add-ins in one sentence. You can browse add-ins by a number of different criteria. The add-in is only in beta but anyone can try it out now. I’m glad there is a feature […]


TiVo Plug-in for Windows Home Server

HP released a free plug-in called mediasmart expander for TiVo. This is very cool since you can use the Windows Home Server as storage of your TiVo recordings. — transfer shows from TiVo to a HP MediaSmart Server and back to TiVo — view TiVo recordings stored on a HP MediaSmart Server — watch TiVo […]


HP MediaSmart Server 3.0 Available for EX47x and EX48x Owners

HP is making the 3.0 software available for EX480/475/485 and 487 owners. The upgrade isn’t free but $25 isn’t bad for all the new features. You also need at least 1GB of memory for some features to work. Now you don’t have to be behind the EX49x owners. This is a good move by HP […]