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WHS Question: Resizing the Home Server Console

In response to a recent blog comment/question on if it is possible to resize the Home Server Console... the answer is yes... but it's almost worthless.

With a little bit of hackery (ie not through the normal interface) it is possible to resize the Home Server Console form to a smaller size, say 800x600, only it becomes clear that the form most of the add-ins out there were never written to do so:


The above picture is the Console running on the server itself, if you actually run it from the client you can easily resize the console, but not the parent window with out some hacking on both the client and server where you end up with this:


So still no real benefit.

Some add-ins (like Web Folders 4 WHS) actually do resizing, however they are rare, largely because such functionality is basically worthless at this time because the larger application doesn't support it.


So to answer your question Ryan... it is possible, however there is no advantage to doing it today, maybe in V2.

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