Windows Home Server For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Windows Home Server For Dummies

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118052099
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/4/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 357
  • Sales rank: 391,599
  • File size: 25 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet 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.
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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.

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