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WHS 2011 Drive Bender Beta 3 urgent update released




If you happen to be testing out Beta versions Drive Bender for Windows Home Server 2011, then you will want to pay attention to this update put out by Drive Bender today:

We have just released an update to beta 3 (beta 4 is scheduled for the 6th of June). This is an important update, as it addresses the issue regarding the beta license expiring (it expires on the 1st of June). This update also has a number of new features and bug fixes including :

– Updated beta license to run until mid August.
– Improved Manager feedback during long tasks.
– Drive balancing has been enabled.
– The Drive Bender log files now rotate.
– Bug fix: Running an exe from a drive letter mount no longer causes an error.
– Bug fix: Save Office files to a shared folder no longer causes an error.
– Bug fix: WHS backup database cleaning now completes successfully.
– Many other bug fixes and enhancements.

You can download the latest version from

If you’ve been holding off on Windows Home Server 2011 because of the removal of WHS Drive Extender in the WHS 2011 release, Drive Bender is just one example of 3rd party apps that have come into fill the void.  Good for Microsoft to leave some crumbs for the small businesses out there!  Learn why Windows Drive Extender removal was not the death of WHS 2011 that so many people predicted.

Happy patching!


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Tom AbellPut simply, Tom loves technology! Having been involved in the IT world since leaving the US Navy Submarine Force in 1992, Tom has moved his way up to the top as an IT Systems Engineering. But having spent some time in the Home Automation industry early in his career, he’s never been able to shake his love for creating integrated Home Technology environments and has been running HTPCs and Windows Home Servers for years. With 17 years of IT Systems Engineering experience, Tom's recent OIF 08-09 deployment has rekindled his love for the Connected Home Industry and hence, the website. We hope you like the site, please share it with your friends and follow us on your favorite Social Networks! Read more about Tom on the "About Us" page.View all posts by Tom Abell

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