Is your HP MediaSmart Server going SLOW? Is your CPU usage at crazy high levels? Is remote access trying your patience? Maybe Twonky is the issue. You do not have to use Twonky for it to affect your Windows Home Server!
This is what my Remote Access looked like this morning with Twonky on. Really slow!
Now, I turned Twonky off when I first installed the HP 3.0 Update so it should not be slow. What happened?
Well I am going to tell you…
Microsoft issued an Update and my EX485 restarted this morning. After a HP MSS WHS restart Twonky sharing will start again making your HP MSS slow! I looked in my Update History to see if I had an update this morning.
How To Turn Off Twonky
Go to MediaSmart Server>Media Server and Click on “Stop Sharing”.
If your HP MSS immediately starts to perform better than Twonky was the issue. I went from 100% to 4% with a single click.
How To Keep Twonky Off
To avoid the Twonky service starting again AFTER a restart, disable your Twonky service on your WHS through the Services manager.
You can access the Services through Remote Desktop or the Advanced Admin Console.
Get the Advanced Admin Console at: http://www.home-server-addins.com/
THANK YOU to John and Andrew for the help on this process!
Change the Twonky service from Automatic to Disabled.
Twonky will not start next time your Windows Home Server restarts. To restart the service just change it back to automatic.
See you next Tuesday,