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Microsoft Windows Home Server Unleashed

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Introduction 1Part I-Unleashing Windows Home Server SetupChapter 1-Understanding Windows Home Server 7Chapter 2-Installing Windows Home Server 23Chapter 3-Setting Up Your Windows Home Server Network 41Part II-Unleashing Windows Home Server ConfigurationChapter 4-Setting Up and Working with User Accounts 73Chapter 5-Adding Devices to the Windows Home Server Network 101Chapter 6-Configuring Windows Home Server 137Chapter 7-Setting Up and Using Home Server Storage 169Part III-Unleashing Windows Home Server NetworkingChapter 8-Sharing Folders and Files on the Home Server 187Chapter 9-Making Connections to Network Computers 223Chapter 10-Streaming and Sharing Digital Media 259Chapter 11-Backing Up and Restoring Network Computers 287Chapter 12-Monitoring Your Network 317Chapter 13-Implementing Windows Home Server Security 3358Chapter 14-Setting Up a Windows Home Server Website 373Chapter 15-Running a SharePoint Site on Windows Home Server 407Part IV-Unleashing Windows Home Server Performance and MaintenanceChapter 16-Tuning Windows Home Server Performance 449Chapter 17-Maintaining Windows Home Server 485Chapter 18-Customizing the Windows Home Server Interface 513Chapter 19-Troubleshooting Windows Home Server 543Part V-Unleashing Windows Home Server Advanced ToolsChapter 20-Working with the Windows Home Server Registry 577Chapter 21-Using Windows Home Server's Command-Line Tools 603Chapter 22-Using Other Windows Home Server Power Tools 661Chapter 23-Scripting Windows Home Server 715Part VI--AppendixesAppendix A-Understanding TCP/IP 757Appendix B-Setting Up a Home Network 779Appendix C-Glossary 807Appendix D-Windows Home Server Keyboard Shortcuts 823Appendix E-Windows Home Server Online Resources 831

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"Computer data can be immeasurably valuable, yet most people leave it totally vulnerable to damage or loss. Windows Home Server is the data equivalent to a home safe. We recommend Paul McFedries's Microsoft(R)Windows(R)Home Server Unleashed as the best first step in getting a strong hold on securing and maintaining personal data at home." --Professor Michael L. Kleper Editor, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing Windows Home Server is a brand new server operating system from Microsoft designed to be used in home settings. Windows Home Server is designed to reduce or eliminate the complexity of a typical network server and instead present home users with a simple, straightforward interface that focuses on four core areas: storage, sharing, backup, and remote access. Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Home Server Unleashed is the first book on the market that takes a deep look at what makes this new server operating system tick. Inside you'll learn how the Windows Home Server storage system combines multiple hard disks (both internal and external) into a single storage space that expands and contracts automatically as you add and remove hard disks, making it easy for home users to share folders, files, and digital media of all kinds. We show you how to access your files from any PC in the network and provide secure access to the network via the Internet for your users. We also show you how to automate the backup of every computer on your network, including performing complete system image backups of each computer and restoring previous versions of individual files. Detailed information on how to! *Access your files from any computer in the house or while you're on the road*Set up security--both local (user accounts) and remote (Internet access)*Take advantage of the power of the Windows Server 2003 code underlying Windows Home Server*Make working with Windows Home Server faster and easier*Use real-world examples and network configurations that will help you get the most out of your Home Server set up*Use Windows Home Server power tools to put you in complete control over your server and the network Introduction 1 Part I--Unleashing Windows Home Server Setup Chapter 1--Understanding Windows Home Server 7 Chapter 2--Installing Windows Home Server 23 Chapter 3--Setting Up Your Windows Home Server Network 41 Part II--Unleashing Windows Home Server Configuration Chapter 4--Setting Up and Working with User Accounts 73 Chapter 5--Adding Devices to the Windows Home Server Network 101 Chapter 6--Configuring Windows Home Server 137 Chapter 7--Setting Up and Using Home Server Storage 169 Part III--Unleashing Windows Home Server Networking Chapter 8--Sharing Folders and Files on the Home Server 187 Chapter 9--Making Connections to Network Computers 223 Chapter 10--Streaming and Sharing Digital Media 259 Chapter 11--Backing Up and Restoring Network Computers 287 Chapter 12--Monitoring Your Network 317 Chapter 13--Implementing Windows Home Server Security 3358 Chapter 14--Setting Up a Windows Home Server Website 373 Chapter 15--Running a SharePoint Site on Windows Home Server 407 Part IV--Unleashing Windows Home Server Performance and Maintenance Chapter 16--Tuning Windows Home Server Performance 449 Chapter 17--Maintaining Windows Home Server 485 Chapter 18--Customizing the Windows Home Server Interface 513 Chapter 19--Troubleshooting Windows Home Server 543 Part V--Unleashing Windows Home Server Advanced Tools Chapter 20--Working with the Windows Home Server Registry 577 Chapter 21--Using Windows Home Server's Command-Line Tools 603 Chapter 22--Using Other Windows Home Server Power Tools 661 Chapter 23--Scripting Windows Home Server 715 Part VI--Appendixes Appendix A--Understanding TCP/IP 757 Appendix B--Setting Up a Home Network 779 Appendix C--Glossary 807 Appendix D--Windows Home Server Keyboard Shortcuts 823 Appendix E--Windows Home Server Online Resources 831

About the Author

Paul McFedries is a Windows expert and full-time technical writer. Paul has been authoring computer books since 1991 and has more than 50 books to his credit, which combined have sold over three million copies worldwide. His recent titles include the Sams Publishing book Windows Vista Unleashed and the Que Publishing books Formulas and Functions with Microsoft Excel 2007, Tricks of the Microsoft Office 2007 Gurus, and Microsoft Access 2007 Forms, Reports, and Queries. Paul is also the proprietor of Word Spy (, a website devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases that have entered the English language.

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