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Q: Home server software

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A: Home server software

This is one I've heard is pretty good.

Mezzmo - The Ultimate DLNA Home Entertainment Software
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A:Removal of Windows Home Server 2011 client software

No one has supplied any suggestions as to my programme removal so decided to risk it and do it myself as described.
Backed up whole HD plus registry, restarted in basic Safe Mode then physically removed all traces of WHS 2011 in file system.
Emptied Recycle Bin then restarted as normal.
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I suppose the same process could be used for most difficult to remove items.
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A:Free HTPC Software released : Digital Home Server

It's been a while since I release the Digital Home Server, so I though I give a little update on the modules that have been released in the meantime :

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Hello all,

I've looked around the forums and haven't found a decent answer to this...

Does anyone know a specific date for the release of the x64 version of the connector software for Windows Home Server?

I believe MS said in the first quarter of 2008, but I was hoping that someone had a more specific date than that... perhaps someone from MSDN or the WHS team can answer this question in greater depth???


A:Windows Home Server connector software (x64) release date?


The x64 Connector will be bundled in with Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 which Microsoft have slated (somewhat vaguely) as shipping in the first half of 2008.

My hunch is that we won't see this in Q1. As soon as a date is released we'll announce it over at We Got Served (We Got Served - The Windows Home Server Site)

Terry Walsh
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A:Advice and help regarding recommended server specs for home server use

Do you have this network in place already?

This is mine below done with Cisco Virtual Network Design Tool.
For web server I use IIS 7.
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Hello all Due to horrible noise from my desktop computer cannot put the case on because of an attached hard drive enclosure which has to connect home for server file home Create computers! to power adapters i ve decided to designate this Create home file server for home computers! desktop computer with its attached hard drives to become Create home file server for home computers! my home file server This home file server will be moved downstairs into the storage room so I won t have to hear it and I would like to use it wirelessly attach a usb wireless adapter This one runs Windows XP SP Here s my setup questions that I need advice info on the main points are home computer access ability amp restrictions setup email stored on network drive and backup solutions Once I set the computer downstairs and have it connected to my wireless router how do I get all my other computers to recognize it amp be able to read it see list of computers and OSs below Can I have all computers OSs have full write access to the home file server ONLY if the correct password is supplied Similarily can I DENY even read-only access to certain users or due to lack of password pr n not to be shared with all a at the same time can all users atleast have access to read-only access to certain directories ie music directory available to all in house Can the above be done with my computers if the home file server remains as Windows XP SP a and can above be accessed by my other computers to read write that are on different operating systems like Ubuntu and Windows Vista My main computer I will use is my laptop which has a dual boot of ubuntu and windows vista i want to be able to be free to roam in my house and access files freely on the home server no problem right a With this laptop can I have e-mail stored on home file server ie install thunderbird email application and have all the archive amp live email files stored on network drive on home file server also on the hard drives of the home file server how should i back things up there are gb hard drives and one gb hard drive with music videos and everything i ll have nearly full gb taken up right now all i ve done is a simple copy of one drive to another is there a better easy to setup way for a backup solution if it can be done how do i do it if the above cannot be done and if i should change Operating systems on the home file server what do i change and how do I do it Computer identification computer -home file server windows xp sp has bay hard drive enclosure attached therefore cannot close tower case computer -main laptop windows vista amp ubuntu linux computer -roommates desktop windows xp sp thank you in advance any advice would be appreciated nbsp

A:Create home file server for home computers!

ineedacookie said:

Hello all!

Due to horrible noise from my desktop computer (cannot put the case on because of an attached hard drive enclosure which has to connect to power adapters), i've decided to designate this desktop computer with its attached hard drives to become my home file server!

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I can't fathom why you can't put the computer's case on.

This home file server will be moved downstairs into the storage room so I won't have to hear it and I would like to use it wirelessly (attach a usb wireless adapter). This one runs Windows XP SP 3.
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Having your server connected wirelessly is a lousy idea performance wise. Moving on...

Here's my setup questions that I need advice/info on (the main points are home computer access ability & restrictions, setup email stored on network drive, and backup solutions):

1) Once I set the computer downstairs and have it connected to my wireless do I get all my other computers to recognize it, & be able to read it? (see list of computers and OSs below)

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You can map it as a network drive on each computer. (Use SAMBA on Linux.)
2) Can I have all computers/OSs have full write access to the home file server ONLY if the correct password is supplied?

3) Similarily, can I DENY even read-only access to certain users or due to lack of password?
3a) at the same time can all users atleast have access to read-only access to certain directories (ie music directory available to all in house)?

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Yes, but the extent depends on the version of Windows running on those PCs (you don't specify home/pro or the plethora of Vista versions)
4) Can the above be done with my computers if the home file server remains as Windows XP SP3?
4a) ...and can above be accessed by my other computers to read/write that are on different operating systems like Ubuntu and Windows Vista?

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Yes, but I wouldn't recommend it. I would switch to a server OS. Ubuntu Server is fine.
5) My main computer I will use is my laptop which has a dual boot of ubuntu and windows vista. i want to be able to be free to roam in my house and access files freely on the home server. no problem, right?
5a) With this laptop can I have e-mail stored on home file server (ie install thunderbird email application and have all the archive & live email files stored on network drive on home file server)?
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Should be fine.
6) also on the hard drives of the home file server, how should i back things up? there are 3 500gb hard drives, and one 40gb hard drive. with music, videos and everything i'll have nearly full 450gb taken up. right now all i've done is a simple copy of one drive to another. is there a better, easy to setup way for a backup solution?

6) if it can be done, how do i do it?

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Well, outside of automating it, it sounds fine. Make sure to have at least 2 backups of important stuff. CD/DVDs are good too for the monthly backups.

7) if the above cannot be done and if i should change Operating systems on the home file server, what do i change and how do I do it?

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I'd suggest a server OS. Again, Ubuntu is fine.
However, in all seriousness, you'd probably be better off with a NAS. The D-Link DNS 321 would be perfect for you. Plus, it uses a heck of a lot less power.
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A:I need to connect to my job's server from home on Windows 7 Home Prem

My last option is to upgrade to windows 7 pro and pay the $80 above for it JUST to get remote desktop
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A:Windows home server vs Server 2008 R2

Server 2008 R2 is a more fully functional product. You will be able to do similar things, but it might be a little more involved getting it set up and working. Plus, if you are interested in IT, you could use the Server 2008 R2 experience....but you won't get hired for your knowledge on Windows Home Server.

My vote is Server 2008 R2 without a doubt.
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A:Server 2008 for home server... Opinions please.

Not sure what opinions you want. All I can say is that you don't need server 2008 R2 to complete your desired tasks. Any basic Windows client OS should work.

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A:VNC Server ? // XP Home w/Server 2000 ?

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A:Home File Server (W7 vs W Server)

Good ones:
- More stability
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A:Software that catches phone home software

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A:Home Web Server Help!

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A:Home Server

Quote: Originally Posted by bassfisher6522

I'm in the process of planning out a build for a home server and I have some questions on hardware. Do I really need a server mobo and server CPU? Can I use a regular mobo and CPU and install server 2008? What is the difference between a server case and regular desktop case? What are the big differences in using the server side hardware vs regular hardware, mainly the mobo and CPU? I just want to set up a small home server that has 3 desktops (2 more to be added later) and 2 laptops (2 more to be added later) then add a printer on the server side of it (to eliminate 4 printers). I really don't need to do this but rather as a challenge for me and how cost effective this would be for a true server setup vs a media type home server such as HP's media home server vs a NAS setup. I know the cost of a sever is at least double vs a regular desktop because of what the server is designed to do. Has anybody else on here set one up and can share their in/outs of it with me.

Are you planning to use active directory?

I am currently running a 2.4GHz Pentium 4 machine (originally ran XP) with Windows Home Server Vail.

WHS doesn't support active directory so I can't say if that claims any benefits from Server Hardware (I'm guessing it does), but for general Printer Serving and serving Media standard hardware is more than adequate.

One advantage of WHS is that it has a built in backup utility which backs up all your PCs automatically onto the server meaning manual backups and trapcing around with HDDs will become a thing of the past.

Standard Hardware is fine for what I use it for (which does include a nice little web server which allows me to access my media from anywhere in the world as well as remote desktop and PC backups and Printer Serving).

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A:home server

Could you please explain what you are trying to do and with a bit more detail?
You are trying to install SQL server, but what exactly is the password problem?
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A:Help With Home Server

Welcome to Eight Forum protocol177, Windows 8 will run a home server as good as Whs2011.
Google storage spaces window8 and you will find that you can set your drives up much the same as Whs2011.
I set up windows 8 as a server and found that
Easier to setup than a server Os
drives can be organized better
All windows software works with it
As you mentioned all the AV products work
Common GUI with your other desktops
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Nice cheap option for the future of "Clouding" Hopefully anyways

A:Home server BT?

Quote: Originally Posted by simpod

Hey guys
I have received my BT Home Hub 2.0 today which I will set up tomorrow. It has a USB connection, i tried a USB Drive and it worked! so i can access my files through the network. Anyone know if i can set it up as an online file server (so i can access my files online)?
Nice cheap option for the future of "Clouding" Hopefully anyways

I have had serious problems getting this to work at all even locally(as it's not suppost to be possible), however I think it might be possible to set it up as an internet server using the webdav protocol or something similar.

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A:Home server ?

Any interest in learning a little bit of Linux? setting up a Linux box is 100% free, getting samba going is easy and it shares files beautifully. I would be more than happy in assisting you with the setup of the above.

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I hope to be able to do this over the holidays. Gotta fix a heat issue in the machine I will be putting WHS 2K8 on.
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Do you have the bandwidth to do that ? Do you have a fixed ( static ip address ) ?

this may help. I think you will enjoy this endevour more if you use someone elses web hosting, there are alot near free ones
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Source : Home Server

Very disappointing indeed

Dual boot XP with Vista and then connect
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A:Tell me all your ideas (for a home server)

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1). Install Windows Server 2008 and learn
2). Install a Linux server and learn
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A:Home Server Crash

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Quote: Originally Posted by edbergjun

can i use windows 7 home basic as a ftp server using IIS?

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A:Home Server Security

The easiest thing you can do if this is a *nix based server is change it to SFTP. This will cause your family to have to change their connection settings, but this will prevent sending of unencrypted passwords. This will also encrypt your payloads, but will cause more overhead on your server. You can also edit your firewall rules to only allow specific IPs or IP ranges to connect.
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A:home server vs external HDD

All external HD's I've seen connect with a USB cable to a specific computer. Looks like you want a server.

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A:XP Home & Personal Web Server (ASP's)

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A:home server vs web host ?

I'm not sure if this a web hosting limit. Or a bandwidth issue when multiple members stream the mp3s at the same time.Click to expand...

it could be both - storage and bandwidth are limited on a lot of hosts

But often the space is quite large 100GB on the basic sites and quite a few hosts offer unlimited bandwidth - so your freind needs to tell us the specifications for is host
what the storage he has
what bandwidth he is allowed

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would he be better to run his site from a home server with a dedicated PC?Click to expand...

A) the chances are the ISP would not allow
B) the upload speed from a domestic service is quite low - remember when someone downloads from a website - they are also the site is uploading to you

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A:Work server at home

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A:Programs for a home server

You can do it for free simply by sharing your drives, for example:

If E: is the destination drive,\E$

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Will these be the same PCs at all times?
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A:Old computer becoming home server?

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A:Home server questions

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A:home media server?

Read this for sharing media in Windows on local network. Access from WAN can be setup later.
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What do you plan on having the server do?
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