Updating the hp mediasmart server
Featuring an Intel Celeron 2.2Ghz 64bit processor and 2GB of RAM as standard and powered by Microsoft® Windows® Home Server software.
Windows Home Server has had a long history that came to a fairly abrupt ending.
One theory I had was a hanging update, although both windows update and HP updates are currently empty, no new update. I can do any testing or answer any questions if needed.
After the latest issue windows did pop up the 'recent updates' message and such. I believe it has happened on 'clean' reboots as well, but it doesn't get rebooted often, so I am not sure. This is a very big problem me, and I would greatly appreciate any help. A HP support rep had me remove both additional disks that I had added (2 extra 1 TB drives).
I’m using a Linux desktop machine to to set things up.
You’ll need an 8GB USB flash drive and the Free NAS ISO image.
Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot about Free NAS and I thought maybe I could resurrect this hardware once again.
I could see random restarts being ram related, but how likely would that be if its always for scheduled restarts?Now those home users with big data requirements are forced to move to Windows Server Essentials.The latest version Server Essentials 2012 R2 is still in preview, but with the announcement that Win8.1 will ship in October, you can expect server products won’t be far behind it.I already have instructions on how to do that here.Next up you’ll have to copy the Windows Home Server 2011 DVD to the root of the disk.
I have an HP Mediasmart EX485 Windows Home Server, and I will sometimes find it stuck in the morning with a blinking blue server light.