This is the most comprehensive, practical, and useful guide to the new "Vail" version of Windows Home Server - packed with new features and now based on Windows Server 2008 R2. Paul McFedries brings together tips, techniques, and shortcuts that can't be found in any other book. He covers all facets of running Windows Home Server 2011: setup, configuration, file/folder sharing, networking, security, digital media streaming and sharing, backup/restore, monitoring, Web and SharePoint site deployment, performance optimization, maintenance, and customization. This edition thoroughly covers Vail's key improvements. Throughout, McFedries demonstrates key techniques through real-world examples, and presents network configurations that readers can easily understand and use. He also presents a full section on advanced Windows Home Server power tools, command line operation, and automated scripting, showing users exactly how to configure, customize, and tune Windows Home Server to meet their specific needs.