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What is Windows Home Server?

Your life has gone digital - it is time to simplify your life so you can easily access your files, photos, videos, and music from any PC or TV in your home, or even while away from home. Windows Home Server was designed for households and home-based businesses that have more than one personal computer.

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Protect

Back up and restore files and PCs

Windows Home Server completes an image-based back up of every home computer every day, so you can restore a single file or an entire PC.

Windows Home Server helps keep your family's important files safe by automatically making an image-based daily backup of every computer on your network. Your files and folders are duplicated across multiple hard drives, so even if one hard drive fails, you can still recover all your data. With Windows Home Server's data recovery capabilities, you can bring back individual files or folders for a home computer. You can even rescue a PC that's had an unfortunate accident or hard drive failure because Windows Home Server makes a copy of the entire contents of your home computer hard drive. Your computers stay healthy with home network health monitoring. You can see the exact condition of the computers in your home and make sure anti-virus and other protection software is up-to-date. Windows Home Server sits behind your firewall and has strong password controls to help secure your home network. You decide who sees what, so you can share what you want and keep the rest private.

Connect

Access your data anywhere

You and your family can now access the home network-at home, in the office, or even on the road.

Windows Home Server enables you to easily and more securely access your files and personal computers from inside and outside of your home. Using a personalized website address you can download and upload files to the shared folders on your home server. With Windows Home Server, you can connect remotely to the computers in your home and access all your files, even run applications, just as if you were sitting in front of your home computer. Now the whole family can enjoy a common music collection, with Windows Home Server as the media hub. And with an Xbox 360 or other supported digital media receiver, listen to a shared music collection, watch a photo slideshow, or catch up on recorded TV shows and movies on your television.

Organize

Store and share digital files

Organize your digital media in a central location, making it easier to share photos, music, videos, and more.

With Windows Home Server as your media server, store all your photos, movies, and more in a central location that can be accessed from any computer on your home network. And Windows Home Server uses a familiar interface that integrates with all your family's home PCs, making it even easier to find digital media. With Windows Home Server as your media hub, everyone in your family can create and access shared folders of photo albums, music, and movies from any computer in your home network. You can also access music and other entertainment content through your Xbox 360 or digital media receiver. Learn more about media server sharing.

Grow

Increase your storage capacity

Easily increase your data storage, by adding additional internal or external hard drives of any size, and install innovative add-ins to make the most of your home network.

As your collection of digital photos, photo albums, movies, and other files grows, Windows Home Server makes it easy to add more storage space. Simply add an internal or external hard drive of any size to your system and Windows Home Server will take care of the rest. All your family's videos, photos, music, and other files are safely stored together. Help with growing Windows Home Server. Imagine controlling your home security system through Windows Home Server. Designed with new products and services like home security in mind, Windows Home Server's open architecture will keep growing and getting better. Software and hardware developers are already working on innovative add-ins, such as home automation, home entertainment, digital photo frames, energy management, and performance enhancements that integrate with Windows Home Server. Learn more about add-ins.

Edited by snakecracker

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What is the difference between Storage and Home Server?

what you mean? :confused02: :blush: sorry my brain is running slow (tired) :sleeping_03anim: :wub_anim:

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The current version of WHS is based on the Server 2003 core. I'm waiting for the next iteration of WHS (before I purchase any hardware) which will be based on the server 2008 core. M$ has a trial download from their connect site available. Looks very promising.

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The current version of WHS is based on the Server 2003 core. I'm waiting for the next iteration of WHS (before I purchase any hardware) which will be based on the server 2008 core. M$ has a trial download from their connect site available. Looks very promising.

I knew about the first part you said but I didn't know about them making another home server on 2008 core.

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