recognizing external hard drive on old pc RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am planning to buy and install WHS on a old computer I have. I was wondering if I attach an external hard drive to that computer, would I be able to access content on it remotely through WHS software?
    Friday, January 28, 2011 5:18 PM


  • If you add a disk to a home server you would normally manage it on the console through the Storage Manager tab. However the only real option you have is to add it to the storage pool which from your question is not what to do as this then deletes the drives contents.

    The only way to access the contents of the drive would be to RDP onto the WHS desktop and share the drive independantly which is not how MS intended the server to be used.

    25 years of loving (and too often hating) everything Microsoft.
    • Marked as answer by Utkarsh Seth Saturday, January 29, 2011 4:33 AM
    Friday, January 28, 2011 7:36 PM