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Thread: Tips for installing Windows Home Server

  1. #1
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    Mar 2005
    Portland, OR

    Tips for installing Windows Home Server

    It is when you install the WHS a couple of stumbling blocks. Subject to the following steps should succeed a clean install.
    1. Check if motherboard has an updated BIOS and update it if necessary
    2. If you work with SATA drives then you should consider whether they are operated in Native mode, in AHCI mode or RAID. For the last two variants of the imperative, it needs drivers on a USB stick if IDE drives running as RAID is the same.
    3. Even if a later panel is to turn then start with one and label them as a system disk. These operate as master or on SATA port 1.
    4. To change the boot order in BIOS may change so choose boot order from the BIOS boot menu
    5. When installing any Enter Product Key. This will be rescheduled later.
    6. During the entire installation dont remove disk from DVD drive.
    7. After completion of the WHS import, install the motherboard drivers. For nVidia or AMD chip sets, download and install current drivers.
    8. Run Windows Update and install all security updates and WHS updates. This may be repeated as long as no more updates are offered
    9. If after installing .NET Framework 3.0, the WHS console causing problems to repair .NET Framework 2.0 then install via Control Panel-> Software
    10. Now connect the other drives and add to the pool through the WHS Console
    11. For future emergencies, we recommend installing the Recovery Console. To insert the WHS Install DVD, open a command prompt (Start-> Run, cmd) in the directory X: \ SVR_2003 \ i386 and then go winnt32 / cmdcons run

  2. #2
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    Mar 2005
    Portland, OR

    Re: Tips for installing Windows Home Server

    Installing and Configuring the Windows Home Server

    1. Installation is very straightforward and easy to do. Boot your machine from the WHS installation disk and start the installation wizard.
    2. Choose your region and keyboard options ...
    3. Now choose the unit (or units) you have in the machine. In this case there is only one, but if you have multiple drives, make sure to show on the list. If you want to add additional units in the future, is a simple process that will cover in a future article.
    4. Select "New Installation" ...
    5. Accept the terms of use of Microsoft ...
    6. Enter your product key Windows Home Server ...
    7. Now, it's time to name your new server ...
    8. Again, check the hard drives that are formatted ...
    9. I ask again to be sure that will erase all information on these units ...
    10. Finally it is time to begin the installation process. The time it takes to complete varies between each system. You can have the whole process takes at least an hour to complete, or perhaps a little more.
    11. Nothing is required of you while doing the installation. The system will reboot several times and see different screens while completing the process.

    Completing the Installation

    1. Once you see the welcome screen then you approximately done.
    2. Type the password and track the key to the server.
    3. Decide if you wish to enable automatic updates or not.
    4. Select if you wish to bond "Program improvement of customer experience" or not.
    5. Select if you want to permit automatic error reporting within Windows.
    6. From the installation side, this is done. There is no need to be connected one keyboard, monitor or mouse on the server. All you require is to remain connected with the Ethernet cable which goes to your router ("Wireless" is not supported). You can direct the machine as of any computer within your network subsequent to the installation of Windows Home Sever connector on added machines.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2005
    Portland, OR

    Re: Tips for installing Windows Home Server

    Windows Home Sever Console
    1. If you donít want the CD installation then you can also go for the program similar to the Virtual CloneDrive. You will have to mount the .ISO and after that move flash memory.
    2. Earlier than installing the plug on XP, you will have to install the Microsoft. NET Framework 2.0.
    3. When you begin with the installation of the WHS connector then it will start to find the server ...
    4. Then it's just a matter of following the rest of the wizard.
    5. During the process need to enter the password you created for the server.
    6. Decide if you want your computer "wakes up" if in sleep mode to do a backup ...
    7. When configuration is complete, will show you your settings - wake up the computer to backup. Moreover, in this case, we get a message saying that one of the units in the PC will not be backup. This is because it is formatted as a FAT32 volume and will only make backup drives formatted as NTFS.
    8. The icon for the server console will remain in the system tray and you can control some of your options when you right-click on the icon.
    9. This will show the status of your network and display safety warnings (this feature can be disabled easily). In this case we can see that one of the machines on the network has its firewall disabled.
    10. When you open the WHS console, you will be asked to log on the server. There are other features here, such as making your password will be remembered, key clue to the console or resume.
    11. After you have logged in, you will be able to configure as well as manage server and its different functions.
    12. If you want additional detailed modification to your server, another good alternative is to make use of Remote Desktop, which is simpler to connect a monitor, keyboard as well as mouse to utilize.

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