Video: Bare Metal Client Restore with Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

WSSE_LogoThis video will go through the process of performing a bare metal restore of a client PC from a Colorado family Server.

imagesThe Colorado family consists of:

  • Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
  • Windows Home Server 2011
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

Hopefully you will find it useful.

Video: Restoring Files and Folders with Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

WSSE_LogoThis short video will demonstrate how to restore files and folders using the Client Backup component of Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.

imagesBeing as that OS is part of the Colorado family, the process is exactly the same across Windows Home Server 2011, and Small Business Server 2011 Essentials.

Enjoy!

Video: Manual Client Backup Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

WSSE_LogoI have had Camtasia sitting on my desk for about 18 months, and never used it.

Speaking to a friend the other day inspired me to break it open and try it out.

sbse-conThe result is a somewhat amateur attempt at a ‘How To’ video, looking at how to manually backup your client PC’s.

I’ve used Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, however the process is identical when using SBS Essentials.

Enjoy!

Quick Fix: SBS Essentials Client Backup – Drive Offline?

sbsessI recently added my Laptop to my Essentials server, so it would be backed up.

At the time i had 2 partitions a C and a D partition. Whilst reconfiguring my laptop to dual boot Windows 2008 R2 I decided, following a conversation with Tim Barrett, to boot the Windows 2008 install from a VHD, rather than a partition. So i decided to remove that D partition.

After doing this, the Backups kept failing.

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