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Memory allocated to WHS for non WHS applications? RRS feed

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  • How much memory is allocated to the WHS for non-WHS applications?  I saw in another post that only 20 mb is allocated  for applications.  That seems low.  Does anybody know? I am interested in making my homeserver do some work for my clients and not just be a dumb fileserver.  Thanks...
    Monday, November 24, 2008 3:51 AM

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  • To elaborate slightly on Ken's good advice, the WHS SDK provides application folders for storing data generated by an add-in that you create. This is stored in the WHS managed volume, with the idea being that you don't risk filling up the system partition and causing serious issues for the OS.
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    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 5:08 PM
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  • I think you are mistaking memory for drive/partition sizes. The system partition is fixed at 20 GB, and there is no (reasonable, supported) way to change this. Windows Home Server also expects that it will have full control over other drives connected to the server; Microsoft makes no allowances for use as a general-purpose server.

    In a small business, I really think WHS is at it's best as a workstation backup solution. The cost per seat is lower than just about anything else out there (especially when you factor in IT costs associated with managing a backup strategy). That it can be used as a workgroup file server is a bonus.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Monday, November 24, 2008 12:31 PM
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  • To elaborate slightly on Ken's good advice, the WHS SDK provides application folders for storing data generated by an add-in that you create. This is stored in the WHS managed volume, with the idea being that you don't risk filling up the system partition and causing serious issues for the OS.
    http://www.mediasmartserver.net
    Tuesday, November 25, 2008 5:08 PM
    Moderator