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Ten days ago, I published a Plus Edition article (at http://eogn.com/wp/?p=12953) that tells how to recycle an old computer by converting it into a home file server. In that article, I described several different products and then praised one feature in Windows Home Server, called Drive Extender. Now Microsoft says it is removing Drive Extender from future versions of Windows Home Server.
In the article, I wrote, "Even if you plug in several big hard drives, you’ll never wonder if that movie file is on the C:, D:, or H: drive again. Windows Home Server spans all drives using Drive Extender so that all files are located in a single folder namespace with no drive letters. All drives combined appear as one drive on the server. The remote user never sees a prompt for a C: drive or D: drive or anything similar. All the user will see is “server” and then folders on that server."
Sadly, that feature will not be available in future purchases of Windows Home Server or if you upgrade an existing server to a new version.
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