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Microsoft Windows Home Server 32 Bit 1 Pack
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4 out of 5 eggs Simple OS great for home intermediate users. 09/10/2008

This review is from: Microsoft Windows Home Server 32 Bit 1 Pack

Pros:

As a computer technician, i can see this software being useful to the average home user with moderate pc knowledge. Some pro's of this OS include.

-Web based file upload/download with the ability to zip or make an .exe of your multiple file downloads.
-Easy to use front end (manage your users/shares easily)
-Windows media connect with all your MCE machines.
-Automatic backups and OS recovery over the network.
-The ability to have 10 users accessing shares.
-Monitoring of windows firewall and antivirus status.

Cons:

The two flaws that i see with this software after running it on a server with 11 drives is as follows.

1. Installation - the installation can be confusing to some novice users as it integrates some of the windows 2003 server installation files as well as some new setup for home server.

2. Driver support - For an operating system that launched after windows vista, its silly to not have a comparable driver database off the inital installation.

Other Thoughts:

This software is NOT server 2003. If your looking for a server to store your files at home, easily manage shares and users with a simple web interface for remote needs, this software will work well. If you need a domain controller you'll need to look elsewhere(server 2003).

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