I've had pretty good luck with my WHS (v1) system. It's been mostly fire and forget. I've had good success restoring 2 computers from the automatic backup. In short, I've been pretty happy. This is the first of 2 posts of problems I've now had with it. One minor (this one), and the next, potentially devastating.
For a while now, I haven't been able to select the "Windows Home Server Console" menu to connect to my WHS Console. It would sit there forever and just error out.
I was able to RDP in to the box, though, and from there, I was able to get to the C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Home Server\logs\console.*.log file. In there, I saw this:
[11/15/2012 5:32:17 PM 182c] WARN : CreateAndConnectRdp - admin name is WHS\Administrator.
[11/15/2012 5:32:17 PM 182c] Connecting to WHS at path C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\
[11/15/2012 5:32:28 PM 182c] WARN : Disconnected, reason=2, extended reason=0
I then noticed this file on the server was blank: c:\program files\windows home server\homeserverconsole.exe.config. I deleted it, and rebooted the server, and I was able to connect to the Console again. What I found after being able to connect, though, was most troubling. More on that later...