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Windows Home Server for Dummies (For Dummies)

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If you work in an office, you probably don’t lose much sleep worrying about whether your files are safe if your PC melts down. Company IT departments handle those things for business networks. But how about all those precious photos, address lists, the family genealogy, and everything else that lives on your home network? Windows Home Server can save the day if one of your personal PCs hiccups, and Windows Home Server For Dummies serves up all the stuff you need to know to put it to work.

Forget everything you’ve heard about previous versions of Windows Server; this all-new variation has been designed for people who don’t wear white lab coats or pocket protectors. Woody Leonhard has tested it and it passed with flying colors. If you have a home or small business network, this book shows you how Windows Home Server helps you

  • Share files among all the PCs in your home
  • Access your files from anywhere
  • Make regular backups automatically
  • Store files securely
  • Play music, TV shows, or movies on your Xbox
  • Share multimedia across your network
  • Keep your virus protection and system upgrades up to date
  • Get regular reports on the overall health of your network

Windows Home Server For Dummies provides sage advice on choosing a version of Windows Home Server, installing it, setting up users and passwords, using remote access, scheduling automatic scans and backups, and having fun with multimedia.   Trust Woody— you’ll sleep better.

Synopsis:

Have a home network? Make it safer and more useful

Share your stuff, access it remotely, back it up, and play movies on your Xbox

What happens when your hard drive hiccups, or the kids accidentally let loose an unfriendly computer virus? If you have Windows Home Server installed, your precious pictures and documents are still safe, and you can access them from anywhere. This friendly guide helps you get it up and running and shows you all its cool tricks!

Discover how to:

  • Choose and install Windows Home Server

  • Set up users and use shared folders

  • Share multimedia across your network

  • Play music or video on your Xbox

  • Set up automated backups

About the Author

Woody Leonhard is a bestselling author and has been a Microsoft beta tester since Word for Windows 1.1. He covers Windows and Office topics on his popular Web site, AskWoody.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting Windows Home Server to Serve.

Chapter 1: Bringing Windows Home Server to Life.

Chapter 2: Installing the WHS Software.

Part II: Setting Up the Network.

Chapter 3: Bringing Computers into the Home Server Fold.

Chapter 4: Adding Users and Controlling Passwords.

Chapter 5: Using Built-In Shared Folders.

Part III: Making the Most of Multimedia.

Chapter 6: Sharing Music and Videos.

Chapter 7: Recording and Playing TV.

Chapter 8: Streaming with the Xbox.

Chapter 9: Nailing Down Your Photos.

Part IV: Sharing in the Wild.

Chapter 10: Starting Remote Access.

Chapter 11: Using Remote Access.

Part V: Backing Up.

Chapter 12: Running Backups.

Chapter 13: Restoring a Dead Computer from Backup.

Chapter 14: Restoring Files from Backup.

Chapter 15: Backing Up the Server.

Part VI: Staying Alive and Well.

Chapter 16: Monitoring System Health.

Chapter 17: Breaking into the Server.

Chapter 18: Adding and Retiring Drives.

Chapter 19: Repairing and Recovering the Server.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 20: Top Ten Health Traps Triaged.

Chpter 21: Ten More Tricks with Windows Home Server.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470185926
Author:
Leonhard, Woody
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Woody Leonha
Author:
D. R.
Subject:
Operating Systems - NT
Subject:
Client-Server Computing - Windows
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Operating Systems / Microsoft Windows
Subject:
Microsoft Windows-Windows 2000 Professional
Subject:
Database-Client Server
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20071119
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
357
Dimensions:
9.14x7.40x.82 in. 1.22 lbs.

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Share your stuff, access it remotely, back it up, and play movies on your Xbox

What happens when your hard drive hiccups, or the kids accidentally let loose an unfriendly computer virus? If you have Windows Home Server installed, your precious pictures and documents are still safe, and you can access them from anywhere. This friendly guide helps you get it up and running and shows you all its cool tricks!

Discover how to:

  • Choose and install Windows Home Server

  • Set up users and use shared folders

  • Share multimedia across your network

  • Play music or video on your Xbox

  • Set up automated backups

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