Book Description

Microsoft® Windows® Home Server Unleashed

Second Edition

Covers PowerPacks 1, 2, and 3!

Paul McFedries

This is the most comprehensive, practical, and useful guide to Windows Home Server, including Microsoft’s major updates in PowerPacks 1, 2, and 3. Top Windows expert Paul McFedries brings together tips, techniques, and shortcuts available nowhere else and presents them all in plain English for every Windows Home Server user.

McFedries covers all facets of running Windows Home Server: configuration, file/folder sharing, networking, media streaming and sharing, backup/restore, monitoring, Web and SharePoint site deployment, performance optimization, maintenance, and customization. He thoroughly addresses Windows Home Server’s new Windows 7 support, as well as major improvements in areas ranging from remote access to storing TV recordings.

This edition presents comprehensive, up-to-the-minute guidance on Windows Home Server security, plus a full section of advanced solutions utilizing Microsoft’s power tools, the command line, and automated scripting. Throughout, McFedries demonstrates key techniques through real-world examples and presents practical configurations you can easily use in your own home.

Detailed information on how to…

  • Set up Windows Home Server networks, user accounts, devices, and storage

  • Integrate with Windows 7’s new file libraries, backup/recovery tools, and Windows Search 4.0

  • Efficiently share folders, files, and digital media

  • Ensure security for both local and remote users

  • Automatically back up and restore all the computers on your home network

  • Quickly set up web and SharePoint sites

Tune, maintain, and troubleshoot Windows Home Server

Use the new Remote Access Configuration and Repair Wizards


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Category: Windows Server

Covers: Windows Home Server with PowerPacks 1, 2, 3

User Level: Intermediate–Advanced

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. We Want to Hear from You!
  9. Reader Services
  10. Introduction
  11. Part I. Unleashing Windows Home Server Configuration
    1. Chapter 1. Setting Up Your Windows Home Server Network
    2. Chapter 2. Setting Up and Working with User Accounts
    3. Chapter 3. Adding Devices to the Windows Home Server Network
    4. Chapter 4. Configuring Windows Home Server
    5. Chapter 5. Setting Up and Using Home Server Storage
  12. Part II. Unleashing Windows Home Server Networking
    1. Chapter 6. Sharing Folders and Files on the Home Server
    2. Chapter 7. Making Connections to Network Computers
    3. Chapter 8. Streaming and Sharing Digital Media
    4. Chapter 9. Backing Up and Restoring Network Computers
    5. Chapter 10. Monitoring Your Network
    6. Chapter 11. Implementing Windows Home Server Security
    7. Chapter 12. Setting Up a Windows Home Server Website
    8. Chapter 13. Running a SharePoint Site on Windows Home Server
  13. Part III. Unleashing Windows Home Server Performance and Maintenance
    1. Chapter 14. Tuning Windows Home Server Performance
    2. Chapter 15. Maintaining Windows Home Server
    3. Chapter 16. Customizing the Windows Home Server Interface
    4. Chapter 17. Troubleshooting Windows Home Server
  14. Part IV. Unleashing Windows Home Server Advanced Tools
    1. Chapter 18. Working with the Windows Home Server Registry
    2. Chapter 19. Using Windows Home Server’s Command-Line Tools
    3. Chapter 20. Using Other Windows Home Server Power Tools
    4. Chapter 21. Scripting Windows Home Server
  15. Part V. Appendixes
    1. Appendix A. Glossary
    2. Appendix B. Windows Home Server Keyboard Shortcuts
    3. Appendix C. Windows Home Server Online Resources
  16. Index

Product Information

  • Title: Microsoft
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: April 2010
  • Publisher(s): Sams
  • ISBN: None