Installing PerfectDisk 12 Home Server Edition

Once you have obtained the PerfectDisk_x32.msi file, you need to copy it to your Windows Home Server add-ins directory.

UWHS Review - PerfectDisk 12 Home Server for Windows Home Server V1

You then install it just as you would any other add-in.

UWHS Review - PerfectDisk 12 Home Server for Windows Home Server V1

UWHS Review - PerfectDisk 12 Home Server for Windows Home Server V1

Then it is just a case of restarting the Windows Home Server Console.

Accessing PerfectDisk 12 Home Server Edition

You will notice the new PerfectDisk 12 tab along the top.

UWHS Review - PerfectDisk 12 Home Server for Windows Home Server V1

The first thing you will be presented with is the What’s New screen. You can uncheck the Show this screen on launch otherwise every time you will be presented with it, and frankly you only need to read it the one time.

UWHS Review - PerfectDisk 12 Home Server for Windows Home Server V1

You will also be asked to either enter your License Key or Continue the trial.

UWHS Review - PerfectDisk 12 Home Server for Windows Home Server V1

Now I installed PerfectDisk 12 on two separate Windows Home Server V1 boxes, and both times the What’s New window and the Welcome window were pushed down into the bottom right hand corner which meant that I had to drag them back up in order to be able to continue. I tried it twice to make sure it wasn’t a fluke with my server – it wasn’t. It’s not a big deal but it’s just annoying.

You will then see the PerfectDisk 12 Console screen:

UWHS Review - PerfectDisk 12 Home Server for Windows Home Server V1

From here you can see all your drives, their status, etc. and you can perform whatever functions you need to.