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Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 Unleashed (3rd Edition)
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on February 19, 2009
I bought an HP Media Server months ago and wanted to see what all it would be capable of.

I bought this book and it's been a disappointment. It covers essentially 80% of the items that are in the help file, manual or available online and really doesn't cover anything else.

More importantly, I'm shocked to see that there's no server support for the Zune - and this book further extends that silence. Want to integrate it with your XBOX360? This book isn't going to help you.

The other 20% (from the 80 I mention) covers some other functional basics, but not to the extent that I would assume would satisfy your average geek. At least not this one.

This book also becomes quickly dated by the fact that many add-ons have become available since it's publishing.

I would recommend users simply search online and view all the free information out there, especially since the Home Server has been out for more than a year now.
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I can whole heartedly say that this book was a waste of money.

1. There is no info on installing and setting up the software
2. There is no info on how to upgrade from the earlier version to 2011, which many readers would expect to find
3. The book starts with how to connect your server to a network. The information is difficult to follow because of the lack of clarity and because some content is glossed over.
4. If you're mainly interested in setting up your server for home use without a bunch of fuss, this is not the book you want. The book is not for anyone who is just getting into WHS. I have the previous version already running, and looking to upgrade, and even I can't figure out what this guy is saying.
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on August 28, 2011
Doesn't cover most important topics such as how to set up the software on your home computer. Doesn't cover critical factors as to what type of hardware is required and how to get the drivers such as USB 3.0 and others installed. I sent a note to the author and he doesn't care - wouldn't help at all -- don't buy this book. Rest of book goes into topics that most users won't use --
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