Whs?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by fdjc, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    Hey guys,
    I am going to build a lil home server from a Zotac atom mobo and some spare HDD's I have lying around in an old ATX case, RAM etc, assuming it all fits lol.

    I have a PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 and 5 PCs in the house, my intention is to use Windows Home Server for this build mainly as a streaming media center and overnight downloader.
    At one time I for see 4 clients connected simultaneously although there will be guest PCs connecting time to time as I intend to host my software on it for PC's I rebuild/repair.


    First question is this: would WHS be suitable for this?

    Secondly, hopefully not illegal but I have looked around and seen no good links, where can I obtain a good WHS download?
    Link here needs premium account:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...8011&highlight=windows+home+server#post358011

    which I do not have for filesonic, only rapidshare and can get depositfiles if needed although torrent is preferred.


    I am aware I would need SLP activation and such too for WHS.

    Any help is appreciated,
    Thanks & Regards
    FdjC
     
  2. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    canouna, thanks for the info, Il download that today.

    One another note, when converted to OEM isit fully updatable like the OEM XP's I have worked with to date?
    (Cant seem to find his guide, found this one tho)
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...e-Server-PP3-Trial-to-OEM?p=288702#post288702

    That the one u meant?

    I looked into the PS3 thing, there are issues but also work arounds, Twonky seems to be one but I will cross that bridge when I come to it!
     
  3. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    canouna, Thank you for your help sir, just have to wait on this mobo to arrive now!
     
  4. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    One more question... what's a good free av or internet security suite for WHS?

    I am trying to find one but all I see are paid (eg avast server edition).
    I have a norton subscription for 2 years but apparently WHS does not support NIS 2009-2011 (key upgradable).

    As I will be downloading, maybe torrents too, I wana be at least a bit secure like.


    Any recommendations are welcome from other posters!!
     
  5. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    Thinking, if compatible, I will use Symantec Endpoint Protection.
    Unsure if x86 or x64 but again we shall see, I am told there can be issues but when it works it works well.

    Kinda need AV+FW when I have guests on the network at times with unclean PC's.

    I shall report back when I get all up and running, maybe a few screenies of stuff working :p
     
  6. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    Right parts arrived today!

    Assembling as I speak, as for as the OEM thing goes its just a matter of tatooing the BIOS again yeah?
     
  7. FreeStyler

    FreeStyler MDL Guru

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    Yes, it should be a simple as that
     
  8. bapski

    bapski MDL Novice

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    i have the WHS V1 and using PS3MS and works great! have not been burning movie videos to DVD for awhile now....
     
  9. sniperdude

    sniperdude MDL Novice

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    for anti-virus on my home sever I use WHSclamAV mainly because its free and seems to be the only free AV for it LOL
    seems fine to me updates daily not using to much of anything ....seems fine.
    whsclamav.sourceforge.net/downloads

    advanced admin console & lights out are great add-ons as is disk manager LOL i even paid for disk manager
     
  10. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    Hi lads, quick update just.

    Started a new job this week so I am knackered!
    Not much time either but I got WHS up and going, OEM SLP activated fine.

    Running Symantec Endpoint Protection V12 as the antivirus/firewall

    uTorrent much better than MLDonkey!!

    Anyway hopefully post more when I get some free time at weekend!
     
  11. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    I have them both installed now sir,
    LightsOut is a trial though >.<

    Server otherwise running great, temps never above 55 for CPU even when i work it hard on winRAR.
     
  12. troels

    troels MDL Member

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    Better watch that SEP! I had it running on WHS v.1 fine, but Vail it would ruin during scanning - running out of memory, perhaps. Also use a drive not in the pool for utorrent downloads. Otherwise you will sooner or later get file errors.
     
  13. fdjc

    fdjc MDL Member

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    Il do that for the torrents when I got the data off me nas and the 2 x 1TB hdd's installed.

    As for SEP seems fine so far, I am running 2GB DDR2 and seems fine, then again I am using a 74GB raptor I have laid about for the OS drive!
     
  14. Auto

    Auto MDL Novice

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    I use this one, Symantec Endpoint Protection, working great on WHS.