Building a Windows 8 Home Server


Collections: eBooks, Terry Walsh, Windows

Type: eBooks


  • Please note: This title has now been replaced with the newer Building a Home Server With Windows 8.1.

    Building a Windows 8 Home Server - Step by Step is We Got Served's essential guide to Microsoft's "re-imagined" Windows operating system... with a twist! Whether you're new to the world of home servers, thinking about upgrading from Windows Home Server or swapping your Network Attached Storage device for a real computer, this 360 page eBook will help you build, install and configure Windows 8 for home server use.

    Written by Microsoft Windows Home Server MVP and We Got Served Editor Terry Walsh, Building a Windows 8 Home Server - Step by Step walks you step by step through your Windows 8 home server setup, illustrated with hundreds of detailed, full-colour screenshots.

    From selecting hardware components, building your own home server PC, through installation, set-up and usage, Building a Windows 8 Home Server - Step by Step brings to life the most relevant new features of Windows 8, helping you build your home network around a Windows 8 PC. Detailed walkthroughs include a deep dive into Microsoft's all-new Storage Spaces feature, (the successor to Windows Home Server Drive Extender), File History and data backup options, configuring user accounts, homegroups and shared folders, navigating the brand new (and more than a little quirky) Windows 8 Start Screen and Apps, configuring Remote Access and in-home/mobile media streaming and much more. Finally for Windows Home Server enthusiasts, there's a bonus chapter on converging Windows Home Server 2011 client backup and remote access with Windows 8 - bringing together the best of both worlds!

  • Chapter List

    1. Introduction
    2. Windows 8 Home Server Hardware
    3. Building Your Windows 8 Home Server
    4. Configuring Your UEFI Motherboard
    5. Installing Windows 8
    6. A Lap Around the Windows 8 Desktop. Erm, Desktops
    7. Windows 8 Storage and Storage Spaces
    8. Managing User Accounts and Family Safety
    9. Homegroups and Shared Folders
    10. File History, Backup and Data Recovery
    11. Windows 8 Media Streaming and Play To
    12. Remote Access, Remote Media Streaming and the SkyDrive Cloud
    13. Running Windows Home Server as a Virtual Machine in Windows 8
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