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Want a faster way to connect to your Windows Home Server 2011 then the standard web interface? Install Windows Live Mesh 2011 directly on your 2011 WHS and get connected to your Windows Home Server 2011 quickly and easily. Read on to find out more about Live Mesh 2011.

Windows Live Mesh 2011

Windows Live Mesh 2011

Live Mesh 2011 is a great tool for accessing your Windows 7 systems remotely. You can also install it on your Windows Home Server 2011.

Windows Live Mesh 2011

Download Windows Live Mesh 2011 at:

Windows Live Mesh 2011

Windows Live Essentials 2011 requires the following:

  • Operating system: 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, or Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008.
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM or higher
  • Resolution: 1024 × 576 minimum
  • Internet connection: Online services require dial-up or high-speed Internet access (provided separately—local or long-distance charges may apply). High-speed Internet access is recommended for some features.
  • Graphics card: Windows Live Movie Maker requires a graphics card that supports DirectX 9 or higher and Shader Model 2 or higher.

Installation Video

Check out this short installation and demonstration of Windows Live Mesh 2011 on your WHS 2011.

Windows Live Mesh 2011 on Windows Home Server 2011

You can also connect to your devices through the Windows Live website.

Windows Live Mesh 2011

Windows Live Mesh 2011 can save you time and frustration when connecting to your Windows Home Server 2011.

Timothy Daleo

Timothy Daleo
Timothy Daleo is a Project Resource Analyst and Oracle Applications Trainer in Pasadena, California. In addition to financial analysis, Tim has been developing training materials since 2003 and supporting direct projects through various auxiliary databases since 2005.


  1. Hi,

    installing Mesh2011 via RDT is not that problem, interesting would be how to start Mesh2011 as a service (step by step) because without a Logon there will be no start from Mesh, right?

    • Once Live Mesh 2011 is installed, you set it to run automatically. The service is built in and will log you in by default. This means after a restart it will be in the tray running waiting for a connection.

      • I am using Mesh for a long time, and its great ;). “it will be in the tray” implies that there must be a logon before. A Server should run always without a Logon, even you activate the screensaver password a minute after an automated logon. Therefore the quest about starting Mesh as a “full” service. I guess we have to wait till there is an Addin for “Mesh multiple account management” available.

  2. Your server runs always without a logon. Live Mesh 2011 requires your Live ID to operate but still requires the Server Admin password to log in with Mesh 2011. Was there a specific issue that concerned you?

  3. A slightly different question. How well does the folder sharing work from within Mesh with the WHS 2011 shared folders?

    (with WHS v1 it is not possible to install Mesh and it is currently not possible to share mapped or network folders – resulting in an impossibility in connecting WHS v1 with

    And yeah, I also sincerely hope MS develops Live Mesh as an add-in to sort out all the Service config and matching WHS 2011 shared folders with Live Mesh shared folders.


    • The SkyDrive synced storage works fine with the “Documents” folder on my 2011. I would not usually Sync my server this way but I thought I would test it since you asked about it.

      You are limited to 5GB but that should be enough for most Documents folders.

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