Jesse over at Jesseweb.com has a post up on how to add a WHS shortcut to My Computer, to expose all sorts of nifty functionality in a right-click menu.

To do this, you simply need to add some registry values and have an icon to display.  I have created an "Application" I call "AspireHome My Computer Link" which has the following features

  • Aspire EasyStore h340 Icon
  • Link to your home server displayed in "My Computer"
  • Double click the link to browse the home server shares
  • Right click the link to:
    • Browse the home server shares
    • Access the home server console
    • Remotely computer manage the home server
    • Remote desktop to the home server

AspireHomeMyComputerLink_ContextMenu

Very nice idea. I’m going to run off and try this right now.

posted on Sunday, July 19, 2009 9:21 AM | Filed Under [ Windows Home Server Development ]

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