Installing Windows Home Server

Its a long weekend this week and I thought I would finally get some time to install Windows Home Server on the home central storage server (Sun). Unfortunately, I hadn’t realised that the Cremax 3HDD enclosure had a problem with the 3rd channel and this caused the RAID-5 array to go CRITICAL! Gave me a scare and being a little silly, I rushed down to SLS to get a replacement 250GB hdd.

Upon getting back, I found out that directly connecting the IDE cable from the Promise Fastrack SX4000 to the 3rd hdd solved the issue. Good thing hdd are cheap nowadays so shall reserve the new drive for the MCE box which seem to be developing some problems.

Anyway, burnt the Beta 2 dvd of WHS and popped it into SUN and guess what? SUN has 2 x PC133 256MB ram in the slots but ONLY DIMM2 works! The AZZA U601BS Mainboard with P3 CPU now has 256MB instead! Sigh, I guess I’ll need to look into getting a new motherboard for this setup to work.


You have been approved to be in the Windows Home Server Beta program

Greetings from the Windows Home Server Team

You have been approved to be in the Windows Home Server Beta program.

Hoorah! I’ve been a little busy past couple of weeks and didn’t notice the invite till today! (the invite was in my inbox since 9th March!). Looks like my wish of getting into the program got fulfilled. Gotta find a box to try this out soon.


Windows Home Server

I run Microsoft Windows XP Media Centre Edition 2005 for our home entertainment system. A P3 on Windows XP equipped with Raid-5 500GB storage takes care of the backup requirements for all the important files in the house.

Thus when Windows Home Server was announced, I was definitely interested to join in the beta since it would allow me to run a single box to backup data and have remote access capabilities. Am a bit late (apparently there’s a queue of 25,000!) but have just signed up and awaiting an invite to test Beta 2 of WHS.


Windows Home Server Beta 2

Source: Windows Home Server


Network Engineer for NEC Solutions Asia Pacific

Client: NEC Solutions Asia Pacific
Business Type: IT Networks
Project: NTUC Union House at One Marina Boulevard
Duration: Nov 2003 to March 2004

My work here involved a VoIP phone deployment for the NTUC building at One Marina Boulevard that included duties such as Cisco network equipment configuration of switches and access points as well as setup of Windows 2000, Exchange and Veritas Backup Servers.

I also helped provide user training for the Cisco 7912 and 7960 IP Phones.