Featured on “The Home Server Show” BYOB Episode #138

Posted by Paul Braren on Jan 6 2014 in
  • Podcasts
  • I'm honored to have been invited back, for another visit with Mike Faucher, to be the guest on the BYOB (Build Your Own Box) podcast. This time, John Zajdler, aka @Dieharder, and I talk about a wide variety of tech, including Windows Server R2 Essentials domain join skipping, iHomeserver, Synology, and our thoughts on tech for the year.


    Mike Faucher, John Zajdler, and I discussed Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials:

    • At 34 minutes, Mike gets into conversion from Window Server 2012 Essentials (or 2011 Essentials) to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, culture shock, and little issues he fought with.
    • At 38 minutes, I share my success with the super easy to configure VPN, and all the other elements working out just fine (backup, restore, boot-from-LAN to restore without USB media, UEFI support, etc.)
    • At 39:45 minutes, I express my hope that MVPs can tell Microsoft how close we are to making the install so much easier for folks who want it to behave more like Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and wishing for a checkbox that'd skip domain join (and the DNS tweaks that might come with it)

    Find all the links in the full shownotes, and listen or subscribe to the podcast itself, at BYOB Episode 138.

    Comments always appreciated. Enjoy the show!