Windows Home Server helps families stay connected and simplifies the way they keep and share their documents, photos, videos, and music; easy to set up and use, families can stay connected with a reliable and familiar home server, whether they’re in the next room or the other side of the world. PROTECTWindows Home Server automatically backs up your home computers making it easy to restore files and with additional computer health monitoring you will know if the anti-virus programs and other system software you use are up-to-date and running smoothly.Home Network Health Monitoring
Windows Home Server monitors its own health status and the status of your computers notifying you of any issues or problems that are found. Home Computer Backup and Restore
Windows Home Server will automatically back up your home computers to the home server and allow you to easily restore the entire computer, individual files or folders. The Windows Home Server Backup solution uses an innovative method to back up only the data that has not already been backed up before. Even if you have several copies of the same data on different computers, the data is backed up only once on your home server and your home server keeps track of what data was stored on each home computer on each day. This makes it very efficient in terms of the time it takes for backups to complete and also the amount of space that is used on your home server. Restore an Entire Home Computer
Restoring a home computer to a previous point in time is easy; simply boot the home computer from the Home Computer Restore CD. The computer will connect to your home server and provide a simple wizard for restoring a single hard drive or multiple hard drives from a backup of that computer stored on your home server.Restore Individual Files and Folders
Restoring individual files or folders is easy too; simply drag and drop individual files or entire folders that have been backed up on the Windows Home Server Console and then store them on your Windows Desktop or another location on your home computer.
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Every family member can access what they need on the home server from another computer in the house. Share information with family and friends when you’re away from home through a personalised Web address, or access your own files from a computer with a Web browser.
Quickly share whatever files you want around your home server with pre-configured shared folders already set-up for your Photos, Music, Videos, Public, and Software files, which can be enabled for media streaming from the Windows Home Server Console. You can selectively turn on “Media Library Sharing” for each of these shared folders so that your music, photos, and videos can be accessible from an Xbox 360 entertainment system or another supported digital media receiver that is attached to your home network.
Shared Folders and Server Storage
Windows Home Server Drive Extender is a revolutionary new storage technology that enables you to use internal and/or external hard drives of varying sizes for additional storage on your home server. In addition, the person who administers Windows Home Server can enable Folder Duplication for specific Shared Folders on their home server, so that two copies of a shared folder exist.
Shared Folder Duplication
If you have two or more hard drives in your home server, Windows Home Server helps protect against hard drive failures by ensuring that files stored in shared folders are automatically duplicated across multiple hard drives. So a shared folder has two copies, with each one being stored on a separate hard drive.
Keep your family photos, videos and music, and other important documents together in one central place and share what you like between one another. Folders can be created by subject or topic, so the family stays organised and up-to-date.
Windows Home Server Console
As Administrator, when you run the Windows Home Server Console use it to configure your home server and set permissions, and you can access the Console from any computer that has the Windows Home Server Connector software installed
With the Remote Access functionality you can use a web browser on a computer from outside your home to access your home server and computers remotely: add new users, add new shared folders or check the health of your home network. You can also search through the Shared Folders when you are trying to locate a specific file or files and run an application as if you were sitting in front of your home computer.
Simply connect a new hard drive to Windows Home Server as your storage needs increase and easily manage the move across from old to new hardware. You can also make the most of Windows Home Server Add-Ins to expand the functionality of your home server for home automation, webcams, media sharing, and security solutions, Windows Home Server will be part of the family today—and in the future.
Add more Storage easily
From the Windows Home Server Console add a new hard drive to your Server Storage by using a simple wizard. The amount of storage available to your shared folders and home computer backups increases proportionally. You no longer need to deal with E: F: G: etc. drive letters as you add more hard drives to your home server because they are represented in Server Storage as a single large collection of available storage space and the hard drives you add can be either internal or external (e.g. USB 2.0 or FireWire).
Easy to remove hard drives
As the files and folders on the hard drive are automatically moved to other hard drives in Server Storage, it is easy to remove the older, smaller hard drives over time. real.