January, 2007

  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Windows Home Server, Day 8

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    No, you're not missing any posts. I've jumped from Day 4 to Day 8. Last night WHS box passed the "Yep, still looking good" test, and got promoted to the dark closet beneath my stairway. No keyboard, mouse or monitor anymore. Just the AC cord and an...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Windows Home Server, Day 4

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    I'm in troubleshooting mode now. The last two mornings I've woken up to a frozen server machine. No blue screen. Just the screen contents from whenever it froze some number of hours ago. I've checked all the event logs and don't see any suspicious...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Windows Home Server, Day 3

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    Last night was exciting as we got another build of WHS to play with. Since I had no data on the box from the previous version, I just did a "blow everything away" install. Nothing exciting to report in this regard, other than it rebooted many times along...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Windows Home Server, Day II

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    Maybe it's just because my new box is setting next to me on the desk, but it's pretty loud. I suspect it's all the case fans. I would just pull the plug on some of the fans, but the temperature on the box slowly creeps up over time. Based on data from...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Windows Home Server - It's alive!

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    The new PC I ordered to run Windows Home Server arrived last night, and I'm happily fiddling with it. Despite waiting far longer than Cyberpower originally estimated to ship it, the box itself seems decent enough and booted Windows Home Server from...
  • Under The Hood - Matt Pietrek

    Robocopy built into Vista

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    OK, perhaps not news to everybody, but I was surprised to learn this yesterday. Robocopy is a powerful file copying utility that's much more robust than COPY or XCOPY. It's especially useful for huge file copies, especially over flakey network connections...
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