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      WGS Forums Will Close on January 31st 2017   01/18/17

      Hi everyone, We're coming up to We Got Served's ten year anniversary and I've been taking a good look at the site to work through some plans for the future. I wanted to give you all a couple of weeks notice that I'll be closing WGS Forums at the end of this month.  As you'll be aware, the forums were opened to support Windows Home Server users and have done so brilliantly, thanks to everyone's participation. However, with each day that passes, there are fewer and fewer WHS deployments out there, meaning that forum registrations and traffic has now dwindled. I've tried a few times over the years to test some forums on related or adjacent topics, however, they simply haven't caught on. It's clear that these were always going to be predominately Windows Home Server forums and, with the passing of that platform, they've served their purpose well. So, please take some time to archive anything you need over the next two weeks. Access to the forums will end on Jan 31st 2017. Many, many thanks once again for your participation and support here. It's been a great community! Very best wishes Terry

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  • WHS 2011 Media Collector   By Viros

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    A replacement for the HP Media Collector that was included with the HP MSS and, unfortunately, not ported to WHS 2011   Some notes: It assumes (and in fact only works on) the standard media folders (i.e., SERVER\Music, etc). It will install as a scheduled task, so if you feel it hasn't run in some time, then you can check there for issues. If you go to the media folder and see a file named something like "Music - Username.LOCK", then it's most likely running. If you know it's not running on any of your machines, then something likely interrupted the process. 9 times out of ten, you can safely delete this file if nobody is running it. It organizes your collections by username, so if your usernames are the same across all machines, then it will drop them into the same folder, otherwise, it will have one per account. The installer checks for this, but you need .NET Framework 3.0 or higher and Windows Vista or higher (x86 or x64). You can add additional formats! On the clients, all you need to do is open "%ProgramFiles(x86)%/Nick Radtke/WHS 2011 Media Collector/formats.txt". Add the extension you want to add to the appropriate section and make sure you precede it with a "-". I've only tested it with WHS 2011 and WS2012E R2. If the "RunMediaCollector - <Username>" task doesn't exist, try running the Media Collector manually (in the start menu). If it's still not there, try changing the frequency on the server side and pushing that to the client. You can change it back after this. System Requirements: Client: Windows Vista, 7, 8 or 8.1 (32 or 64-bit) .NET Framework 3.0 or newer

    Server: Note that if you're using a firewall that's not the Windows Firewall on your client(s), you need to add both the MediaCollector.exe and the MediaCollectorClientService.exe to be allowed with TCP connections. Windows Home Server 2011 or newer Gigabit Ethernet recommended