From the Manufacturer
It's time to brush the digital dust off your captured moments and media--for good. Introducing a simpler, smarter way for families to organize, share, and protect photos, videos, music, and much more. Windows Home Server brings it all together in a central hub, connecting your home PCs and making it easy to keep and enjoy your family's most important memories. Grandma will love it too.
Do you have multiple PCs with increasingly large amounts of digital photos, music, video, and documents? Is protecting, organizing, and connecting this digital media becoming a seemingly impossible task? The answer to your digital dilemmas has arrived.
- Your family's digital memories and media organized in one central hub
- Home PCs backed up daily, automatically
- Simple recovery of lost files or even entire PCs
- Complete access from networked PCs to all your Windows Home Server files
- A personalized Web address for sharing your photos and home videos
- Easy and quick setup
- Expandable storage space for future use
- Innovative third-party applications
Restore files, folders, and entire computers easily
That video of your baby's first steps isn't gone forever. Windows Home Server can bring back individual files or folders for a computer in your home that has been backed up to your home server. You can even rescue a PC that's had an unfortunate accident, effectively turning back the clock and fully restoring the old system.
Secure your stuff with Automatic Backups
Imagine the peace of mind that comes from automatic daily backups. Windows Home Server helps keep your family's important files safe, backing up every computer in your home, every day. Your files and folders are automatically duplicated across multiple hard drives, so even if one fails, you can still recover what's important.
Keep your PCs running in tip-top shape
Your family's PCs stay healthy with home network health monitoring. You can see the exact condition of the computers in your home and make sure everyone's software and virus definitions are up-to-date.
Protect your files from prying eyes
Windows Home Server sits behind your firewall and has strong password controls to help secure your home network. You decide who sees what, so you can share what you want and keep the rest private.
Easily share from anywhere
Use your free Internet address to share digital memories and more with anyone you want. All they'll need is Web access, a browser, and a log-in password from you. And don't worry about Mom getting a hold of the wrong pictures; you decide who gets to see what with a simple drag and drop.*
Connect to your home server from virtually anywhere
With Windows Home Server, home is just a click away. You can connect remotely to the computers in your home and access all your files, even run applications, just as if you were sitting in front of your home computer.**
Stream photos, music, and videos
Keep in tune with what your kids are listening to. Now the whole family can enjoy each other's music, from your wife's jazz standbys to your daughter's new favorite pop song. Use your Xbox 360 or other supported digital media receiver to listen to your family's shared music collection, watch a photo slideshow, or catch up on recorded TV shows and movies.
Get to files easily
Stop the spread of digital clutter. When you store all your files together, you can get to them as quickly and easily as if they were on your PC's hard drive. Windows Home Server uses a familiar interface that integrates with all your home computers.
Keep it together
Stop wondering where last year's Christmas pictures ended up and put your family photos where you can all see them. Get and stay organized with a single, easy-to-access location for all your important files.
Share photos, music, and videos
Turn your home into a digital democracy. With Windows Home Server, everyone in your family can create and access shared folders of photos, music, and movies from any PC in your network. You can also share music through your Xbox 360 or digital music receiver.
Add more space whenever you need it
Now you don't have to choose between your photo albums and music albums. You'll have all the space you need--simply connect a new hard drive to your Windows Home Server. Of course, all your family's videos, photos, and music are still safely stored together.
Do more with your home server now and in the future
Imagine controlling your home security system through Windows Home Server. Designed with new products and services like this in mind, Windows Home Server will keep growing and getting better. Software and hardware developers are already working on innovative add-ins, such as home webcams, family information management software, home automation, and other innovations that work with your home server.
*You may need to add services from your broadband provider to use Windows Home Server's remote access features.
**To connect to one of your home computers via Remote Access, your home computer needs to be properly configured and running one of the following operating systems:
Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Windows XP Tablet Edition with SP2
Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Vista Enterprise