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Windows 7: Top 10 reasons to use Windows Home Server in your SOHO


05 Nov 2009   #1

 
Top 10 reasons to use Windows Home Server in your SOHO

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Since we had such a great response from our previous post on the Top 10 reasons to use Windows Home Server, we thought it would be beneficial to share our thinking on the business side of things. Don’t let the name Windows Home Server fool you into thinking that this product was created for home use only. A lot of the reasons that you would use Windows Home Server in your home are just as applicable to a small or home office. Windows Home Server provides a dependable and affordable way to organize and safeguard your work on up to 10 computers. In order to help you see how Windows Home Server could enable you to work more efficiently and effectively, take a look at the top 10 reasons to use Windows Home Server in your SOHO.



1. Conveniently backup important data with automatic image-based backup of up to 10 computers every day.

2. Quickly restore an entire PC, a specific hard drive, or individual files and folders in the event of data loss.



3. Remotely access PCs while away from the office to access files, check e-mail, review financial information, or look up an address or phone number.

4. Create a centralized and security enhanced location for important work documents that can be accessed by everyone in the company.



5. Easily find and share information by organizing data in a security-enhanced centralized location.

6. Help reduce downtime with automatic monitoring of the health of your computers on the network to keep them active and available.

7. Easily expand storage space and add new capabilities as your business needs grow.



8. Grant permissions for varying levels of access by team members to your business documents.

9. Easily extend your investment with new Windows Home Server add-ins for things such as virus protection, power management, and online storage.

10. Easy to use and set-up Windows Home Server in as little in 2 hours.

 

Hopefully, you are now ready to buy your very own Windows Home Server and start running your business at its full potential!

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of using Windows Home Server in your SOHO, take a look at our Small Office/Home Office page on the Windows Home Server Web site: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...o/default.mspx

-Nicole


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05 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Great...I've been advocating this very thing for a long time. This is far more than just a home server. This will do the job of a SBS at a MUCH smaller price point and still offers the robust services that a small business would find most helpful including the daily backup of mission critical data files, shared production files, and data duplication to avoid loss due to unforeseen circumstances such as a virus or drive failure and should you chose....a web presence for your small business included at no additional cost. At less than $100, I don't see how can you go wrong using this product.
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06 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Small businesses though are likely going to need a few extra functions that Windows Home Server doesn't really provide. Things like DHCP, Active Directory and perhaps Microsoft Exchange.
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06 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Thanks, for posting the bloggings for WHS. Keeps me actively thinking about my WHS and trying new things with it.
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07 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Small businesses though are likely going to need a few extra functions that Windows Home Server doesn't really provide. Things like DHCP, Active Directory and perhaps Microsoft Exchange.
I'm not so sure about this. Most small businesses with less than 10 computers don't in fact use active directory in my experience (far too much overhead and skill required). Windows Home Server can in fact be set up as a DHCP server and very few small businesses use exchange (far too expensive), most that I have been involved with simply contract their email services. Exchange requires a much higher level of IT skill than the average non IT small business would likely have in house.

Now I agree that some small businesses will have a geek on staff but not most 10 pc or less shops unless they are in the IT business and then all bets are off, they might even use Linux servers.

This misunderstanding is probably my fault as I probably should have said "Very small business" instead of small business.
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07 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for posting. Good to see Windows Home Server has more uses than just for the home.
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08 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

When (if) I get an office, this is what I will be using there. I cannot afford a full server (nor do I need it), so I will be using this.

I also use it at home, and LOVE it.
Though it still does not recognize MSE as an anti-virus.

~Lordbob
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08 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
When (if) I get an office, this is what I will be using there. I cannot afford a full server (nor do I need it), so I will be using this.

I also use it at home, and LOVE it.
Though it still does not recognize MSE as an anti-virus.

~Lordbob
It probably never will recognize MSE because it is a Server OS and requires a Server AV. As far as I know there aren't any FREE Server AV's. I personally use "AVAST for Windows Home Server". When I purchased the one year subscription I was offered 2 additional years for a pittance as an upgrade during the online purchase. I ended up paying $56.00 for 3 years which is pretty good in my book and as I use AVAST home on my PC's everything plays nice together.

I have been using it since it came out and have no complaints so far. If I were to go back to work I would definitely use this product in my office although I don't foresee the need at this time and I already have one running at home.

If I were to build a new one I would definitely base it on the Atom N330 platform for home use (you can connect up to 1 IDE and 2 SATA drives to these MB) or an AMD dual core for a work environment due to the need for more drives.
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08 Nov 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
If I were to build a new one I would definitely base it on the Atom N330 platform for home use (you can connect up to 1 IDE and 2 SATA drives to these MB) or an AMD dual core for a work environment due to the need for more drives.
I use these Atom 330's for both my home servers (WHS & 2008R2) I love em
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08 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobtran View Post
If I were to build a new one I would definitely base it on the Atom N330 platform for home use (you can connect up to 1 IDE and 2 SATA drives to these MB) or an AMD dual core for a work environment due to the need for more drives.
I use these Atom 330's for both my home servers (WHS & 2008R2) I love em
Nice..I especially like the wall/desk mount. Thanks
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