Windows Home Server

Microsoft Windows Home Server lets you backup and share files on your home network, acts as a media server, and helps you with your data recovery.

Getting easyStore h340 Support Without an SNID

Acer requires a valid SNID (Acer’s 11 digit system ID) to offer anyone support.  For the Acer easyStore h340, the SNID is not on the system, not in the manual, but rather on the box everything came in.  If you are like me, you threw out your box a long...

Tweaking Windows Home Server

Note:  These settings have been tested on both custom home server systems and 3rd party home server systems (ex. Acer Aspire easyStore h340) By default after installation, Windows Home Server is missing some essential configuration settings to make it run optimally.  Here is a list here of the various tweaks...

Controlling the Processes on your Home Server

Note: This article describes controlling processes on Windows home srver, but applies to any Windows system. If you are like me, you probably have extended your home server past it’s designed use (for example, running your home server as an endpoint protection manager).  These extra processes can eat up the...

Resolving account lockouts on Windows Home Server

The Windows Home Server uses local user accounts to control who can access it’s shared folders.  At times, these accounts may get locked out for one reason or another, preventing you from accessing the shared folders or even the server itself.  This post will outline the common fixes to user...