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Windows 8 Home Server Guide

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[size=5][color=#B22222][b]How to build a Home Server with Windows 8[/b][/color][/size]

Saying that [url="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/windows_8_Review"]Windows 8[/url] is a major shift in strategy for Microsoft is pretty obvious at this point. Between the Metro interface, complete dismissal of the start menu, focus on touch screen devices, and myriad other changes; this is not the Windows of the Bill Gates era. One change which hasn

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Just been looking at this myself .. interesting article!

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I haven't looked yet, but I need to find a guide for Server 2012 Essentials since that replaced the Windows Home Server line of the home server OS's. :(
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[quote name='briangw' timestamp='1353515254' post='595339442']
I haven't looked yet, but I need to find a guide for Server 2012 Essentials since that replaced the Windows Home Server line of the home server OS's. :(
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Take a look [url="http://winsupersite.com/server/windows-server-0"]here[/url]. Paul Thurrot wrote a series of articles on Server 2012 Essentials that cover most of the things you'll need to know. It's pretty straight forward to get up and running although you should read up on storage spaces and put some thought into what how you want to set it up as it's not quite as flexible as the Drive Extender technology in WHSv1. I set up a parity space and although it works well it's a bit more rigid than I would have preferred.

I also found the walkthrough at WeGotServed quite useful although it's a bit wordy and deals with specific issues the author faced setting everything up in a VM.

http://www.wegotserved.com/2012/08/18/installing-windows-server-essentials-2012-part-1/
http://www.wegotserved.com/2012/08/26/installing-windows-server-2012-essentials-part-2/
http://www.wegotserved.com/2012/08/31/installing-windows-server-2012-essentials-part-3/

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