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Windows 7: Top 10 reasons to use Windows Home Server

09 Sep 2009   #1
z3r010

 
Top 10 reasons to use Windows Home Server

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You may have been hearing a lot about Windows Home Server recently, so now you are asking, why should I buy one, and what benefits will I get out of it? Well, to help you answer those important questions, the Windows Home Server team has come up with the Top 10 reasons to use this product! In this post, you can read a brief overview of each item, but check back soon because we will be taking a closer look at each point, along with how Windows Home Server has already helped thousands of people.

1. Image-based back up

Rest easy and know that your irreplaceable videos and pictures are always safe since Windows Home Server automatically backs up your entire computer on a daily basis.

2. Restore

If catastrophe strikes, Windows Home Server has simple and fast data recovery with a restore feature for single files or entire hard drives that have failed.

3. Monitor

Windows Home Server will monitor the health status of your home network and immediately alert you if there is a problem.

4. Centralize

Windows Home Server stores your digital memories in a central location so you can access what you want from any computer on the network and save time by having all your things in one place.

5. Storage

With Windows Home Server, storage space grows as your needs grow. You are able to add internal or external hard drives of any size so that you can have an unlimited amount of storage space for HD movies, or your home videos.

6. User accounts

Windows Home Server allows you to create up to 10 user accounts. To increase protection, you can change the Shared Folders that users have access to, and enable remote access for each user.

7. Remote access

When you are out of your home or office, Windows Home Server has remote access capabilities that make it possible for you to view, find files, and even use applications.

8. Stream media

Windows Home Server enables you to view, listen, and watch your videos, movies, and picture slideshows through playback devices such as Xbox 360.

9. Fully Expandable

Windows Home Server add-in programs can enhance and extend your home server's capabilities. There are already over 100 add-ins available for download.

10. Easy to use

An uncomplicated, self-explanatory installation process for Window Home Server will have you up and running with minimum time and effort.

Hopefully, you are now ready to buy your very own Windows Home Server and start organizing, protecting, and sharing all of your digital experiences!

-Nicole


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09 Sep 2009   #2
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

It's all good.
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09 Sep 2009   #3
tallmomof2

Win7
 
 

I love my WHS, it's the most trouble-free PC experience I've ever had. (Once I got the finicky program installed but that's a different story.) I only reboot about once a month or so when I manually run updates. I wish all my PCs were this low maintenance.
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09 Sep 2009   #4
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I also love Windows Home Server with a passion. I can't wait to finally implement it
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09 Sep 2009   #5
Zen00

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Would you use HS in place of the regular Win7 OS?
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09 Sep 2009   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zen00 View Post
Would you use HS in place of the regular Win7 OS?
No, home server is not meant as a desktop operating system.

Microsoft forgot the 11th reason it's good to use Windows home server.

#11) We make more money when you license more products.
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09 Sep 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

LMAO about that last comment
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09 Sep 2009   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I have it and its great, but it keeps saying that my computers have no antivirus......

~Lordbob
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09 Sep 2009   #9
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I have it and its great, but it keeps saying that my computers have no antivirus......

~Lordbob
Do your computers have no Antivirus?
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09 Sep 2009   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've been meaning to give it a look. I've got it available on my MSDN subscription, but haven't taken the time to install or use it yet.

I do run a dedicated file server box at home that houses all of my "data". It's got a pair of drives that are synced every few hours to each other. Then about once per week, they are moved onto external hard drives and moved off site.

As far as my desktops go, they are easy enough to just reinstall the OS on and the handful of apps that I use. And with Win7 having a nice system image available, I can easily use that to get back to my OS and base drivers very quickly.

Thus, I just haven't had the need for the functionality of Windows Home Server....and my current file server runs a free OS...so no cost to maintain that.
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