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Windows Home Server 2011 Online Help

Updated: December 12, 2012

Applies To: Windows Home Server 2011

Windows® Home Server 2011 is the ideal solution to help families keep their important digital files and data automatically backed up, organized, and accessible from virtually anywhere. With Windows Home Server 2011, you can:

  • Back up and restore files and PCs Windows Home Server completes an image-based backup of every home computer every day (when you configure your server), so you can restore a single file or an entire PC.
  • Access your data anywhere You and your family can now access the home network-at home, in the office, or even on the road.
  • Store and share digital files Organize your digital media in a central location, making it easier to share photos, music, videos, and more.
  • Extend server capabilities Easily extend the capabilities of the server by using software add-ins.

For information about installing, configuring, and using Windows Home Server 2011, see the following topics:

Getting started

Get started with Windows Home Server 2011.

Connect computers to the server

Connect your home computers to your home server.

Back up and restore

Back up your server, and use your server to back up your computers.

Share files and folders

Share applications, documents, pictures, music, and other media files with everyone on your home network.

Play digital media files

Play digital media files that are stored on your home server.

Access from anywhere

Access Windows Home Server 2011 from any web browser.

Monitor system health

Keep up to date on your computers’ firewall status, software update status, and disk space utilization.

Manage your server

Configure your server for media streaming, remote access, creating computer backups, email alerts, and file sharing.

Learn more

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