Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Windows Home Server

So I installed Windows Home Server 120 day trial. So far...I am wow'd. Prior to today I had to open up various ports on the router to remote desktop in to each computer. At this point I could only control the computers I couldn't actually transfer files. With Windows Home Server now I can transfer files as well. I am already sold. There is so much that can be done with Windows Home Server. I already see the need for more storage. So far I can only figure out how to back up entire drives. I would like to back up just the Files and Settings for each computer. I have 500 Gigabytes of storage....will likely need twice that.


  1. You can uncheck folders on each machine to get the backup sizes down. By default the backup is designed to completely restore a machine, so it may be a good idea for your 'favorite computer', but not for all of them. I ended up killing the WHS and loading Server 2003 to have the Routing and Remote access so I bypass by router (although you could still do this in the beta but they said it may get disabled in the release). Now CentOS is catching my eye! Still won't beat the form-factor of the HP Home Server.

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