Documentation

The following is a list of Windows Home Server documentation including Technical Briefs/White Papers as provided by Microsoft:

Getting Started: Windows Home Server – Follow these easy instructions to get Windows Home Server quickly set up and configured.

Windows Home Server Release Documentation – This document contains late-breaking information to help you set up and run Windows Home Server.

Troubleshooting Windows Home Server Connector Installation – Read this document to help troubleshoot Windows Home Server Connector installation problems.

Windows Home Server – Media Sharing – This Technical Brief provides an in-depth look at the features and functionality of Windows Home Server Media Sharing.

Windows Home Server – Remote Access – This Technical Brief provides an in-depth look at the features and functionality of Windows Home Server Remote Access.

Windows Home Server Drive Extender – This Technical Brief provides an in-depth look at the features and functionality of Windows Home Server Drive Extender.

Windows Home Server Reviewer’s Guide – This Reviewer’s Guide provides a detailed overview of the features and functionality of the Windows Home Server software.

Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Home Networking – This technical brief provides an in-depth look at home networking and how it applies to Windows® Home Server.

Windows Home Server Technical Brief for Home Computer Backup and Restore – This technical brief provides an in-depth look at the features and functionality of Windows Home Server Home Computer Backup and Restore.

WHS Toolkit User Manual – Read this document to help install and use the Windows Home Server Toolkit diagnostic software.

Home Servers In The Digital Home – As digital assets become more plentiful, consumers will need help with protecting and backing up.

Windows Home Server Developer Guidelines – This document provides guidelines for developers who are writing applications for Windows Home Server.

Windows Home Server Technical Brief for User Accounts and Shared Folders – You can use the Shared Folders and User Accounts features in Windows Home Server to centrally store, protect and access your data on your home server.

9 Responses to “Documentation”

  1. Setting up my Windows Home Server Part 3 - Loading it up! :: Gmedia Says:

    […] It has been conveniently collected all in one location for you by the good folks over at the MS Windows Home Server blog.  Note that MSFT implores you to not try and install the WHS file system on top of a […]

  2. Bill Reichert Says:

    Very, Very helpful to have all the information in one place!!! Thanks very much for an absolutely great job!!!!!

  3. Steve -Zeos- Leon Says:

    This is a great WHS resource. Thanks for putting it together! There is not alot of sites like this out there for WHS – Windows Home Server.

    I just completed the install of WHS on a VMWare Machine on my main Home Desktop Sony Vaio. It went well, albeit it took a very long time. I just walked away and looked in on it avery so often.

    One thing I had to do though was to increased my deafult VMware HD machine size from 8 Gig to 80 gig, as WHS needs a minimum of 65 gig.

    Now I just have to share some folders and test my ability to connect to it from within my home network (intranet access) and without (Internet access).

    I will post my findings here if anyone is interested.

    Thanks again for the great site and WHS repository!

    Steve

  4. Tomas Says:

    I have been unable to restore from the server. Allways receiving the same errror,” an unknown network error has occurred during pc restore.”

    Help….

  5. Guy Says:

    Like Tomas I am getting exactly the same error. The restore runs for about 50 minutes and almost completes and then at the end it gives exactly the same “An unknown network error has occurred during PC Restore”

    I have successfully done restores to other PC’s on my network and it is only one that is causing the problem.

  6. Peter Says:

    Tomas & Guy: Are you connected wirelessly or wired? I’ve not had any luck wirelessly but once received a similar message when restoring through wire and traced the problem down to my nic and the driver WHS was using. Using the one stored in your backup is usually the best option but there is a post on mswhs.com (I think) that links to tranquil’s website with a .zip file containing all LAN drivers – you may want to give that a try. Lastly, I also recall reading on mswhs.com about 32bit vs. 64bit and how the RestoreCD only supports 32bit drivers.

    I hope this helps.

  7. Guy Says:

    Thanks for the follow up Peter. I have a theory that the reason that mine was failing was because my primary boot disk (C drive) was disk 1 and not 0. Although theoretically that shouldn’t matter I think that it did and I ended up reinstalling the OS before I came up with that idea so didn’t have a chance to follow up on the theory. I blogged about it here if you’re interested in going deeper into my experience.

    http://guyellisrocks.com/hardware/windows-home-server-the-good-and-bad/

  8. Boris Says:

    I wish Microsoft could assume that not everyone’s PC can read .docx files and could provide either .doc or .rtf or pdf version of each of the helpful .docx files…


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