Display adapter for WHS2011?


#1

I need to find a way to connect a monitor to my HP MediaSmart EX497 running Windows Home Server 2011. Will the USB to VGA Video Graphics Adapter for Multiple Displays up to 1920x1080 accomplish this?


#2

Hi Julia,

Our USB graphics adapters use DisplayLink technology which requires a compatible graphics processor in your system, and most servers (including yours) do not meet these compatibility requirements.

However, as a fellow MediaSmart owner, I faced a similar challenge. Depending on your willingness to dig inside the system a bit, there are dongles that can be connected to the motherboard to provide a VGA port. (Though the devices usually need to be purchased from Europe; haven’t seen any US sellers.)

Note: link provided as a courtesy; not familiar with this specific seller or their version of this adapter.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VGA-Adapter-g…

Hope this helps!


#3

Thank you, Gary! This was very helpful.


#4

Happy to help!


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