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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.