I'm finally getting around to doing this. I'm making a home server running the full version of Windows Server 2012 r2 (free as a student). The server has been built for a while with a clean install of windows server on it, I'm just now getting to configuring it. The first thing I want this server to do is to do real time backups of all my pc's and probably sync those with a crash plan account. Basically I'm just going for data security and redundancy here. My PC's all use RAID mirrors (except my laptop). My home/file server will be another local copy. And CrashPlan will be my offsite copy. If I can set this server up as a NAS, crash plan has a feature that it will back up files to a folder or another pc, so I could use that to back up to my server, and then the sever backs up to my crash plan account. Or I have read about WHS having features where it keeps so many daily weekly and monthly backups and images. Problem is, is that I have never used Windows Server until now and I'm having a lot of trouble with it. I added a SMB share on the server. On my desktop I used the command "net use" and added my nas and I can now view it by typing \\NAS in windows explorer but all shared files are inaccessible I can only see root level files. Other than what I've mentioned I've made very little progress. There also seems to be little information in the way of doing something like this with windows server on google. If someone could help me or point me in the direction of a link of something for me to read up on to help me accomplish this, it would be much appreciated.