Using Windows Home Server

All about Windows Home Server, the Digital Home and Security.

The Windows Home Server User’s Guide Book

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Thought it might be useful to put up some information on the book :

If you are searching for a practical and comprehensive guide to installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Microsoft’s Windows Home Server, look no further. Inside Windows Home Server Users Guide, you’ll learn how to install, configure, and use Windows Home Server and understand how to connect to and manage different clients such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Media Center, and more. Its straightforward and easy-to-understand style will help you maximize all the benefits that Windows Home Server can bring. This guide includes the following:

  • Step-by-step instructions for configurations
  • Lots of troubleshooting tips
  • Comprehensive coverage of different clients that can connect to, manage and be managed by Windows Home Server
  • Many useful illustrations for a quick-to-learn approach

Packed with handy hints, tips, and extensive walkthroughs to get you up and running as quickly and painlessly as possible, author Andrew Edney is your expert guide to help you get the most out of Windows Home Server.

What you’ll learn

  • Discover the benefits of Windows Home Server.
  • Centrally back up all of your home machines.
  • Manage the configuration and operation of all computers in your household.
  • Configure centralized storage so all computers can store files in one location.
  • Bring many of the benefits of a Windows Server–based domain to your house without the overhead and expense of a traditional server product.
  • Understand how to monitor and maintain the health of all of your machines.

Who is this book for?

This book is aimed at anyone, from IT administrators, or anyone with some professional IT experience, to newbie’s who wants to learn about the Windows Home Server and how it can be used in their homes. Experience with Windows will be beneficial, but even with only some general computing experience, you will find this book a valuable companion to Windows Home Server.


Written by Andrew Edney

September 16, 2007 at 7:19 am

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  1. Please send me the link to download this book. I currently use Outlook to receive my home email. I want to learn how to use Windows Home Server as the recipient of my email and then use any of my other home PCs to access that email. I.e. whether I am on my laptop or another desktop, I could open Outlook and see all of my email. I am looking at buying the HP EX475 Windows Home Server but wanted to know if this is a possibility before I buy.


    May 29, 2008 at 7:38 pm

  2. OMNIS – You have to buy the book – its not a free download. You can buy a paper copy from Amazon or you can buy a downloadable ebook from Apress (

    WHS doesnt come with software to act as an email server – you would have to buy and install something yourself, or look at using Small Business Server which comes with Exchange.


    May 29, 2008 at 7:51 pm

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