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Phil Bevan

An Englishman by birth Phil Bevan has since moved to Australia where he works as an IT Consultant. He spends a lot of his time as a Shoutcaster and Community Liaison trying to be the eSports equivalent of John Mottson.

Critical Update turns out to be Internet Explorer 8 for Windows Home Server

Tonight I was greeted by my Home Server announcing that it had a critical update that just *had* to be installed. I wasn’t happy with clicking the Install Updates button in the Home Network Health dialog so I logged into my Home Server via Remote Desktop and had a look for the Windows Update icon to see what it so urgently needed to install.

Add-In Review : Drive Balancer for Windows Home Server

Drive Balancer is an add-in for Windows Home Server that is designed to evenly distribute your data across your WHS pooled hard drives regardless of the space or number of drives available. It is not a WHS Add-In in the traditional sense in that it does not integrate into the Windows Home Server console instead it is run from directly on the Home Server in a command prompt window.

Add-In Review : Task Viewer

Have you ever heard the cooling fans on your Home Server kick into noisy mode and not known why or is the performance of your Home Server not as snappy as you expect it should be? Well here is an Add in that might be able to help you resolve those issues without having to Remote Desktop in or connect a keyboard/mouse/display to your Home Server.

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