Server 2008 -> Windows Home Server

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Ur_Mom, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Ur_Mom

    Ur_Mom I'm Not Serious

    May 15, 2006
    So, I really like Windows Home Server a lot, but I want to use a domain with Windows Server 2008. What kind of software could I use (third party, Microsoft) to get the functionality of WHS? I'm looking at the media streaming and easy backups for all client users. I can do remote access using VNC, so that's not a problem. And I know of software that can make the library online (as a web server).

    Would my best option to make the Server 2008 a web server and just put a page on there to stream the music that way (as well as shared folders for the XBox)? And what software can do effecient backups similar to WHS?

  2. dbwillis

    dbwillis [H]ardness Supreme

    Jul 9, 2002
    Why not just use 2008 server as a file server
    - shares for the Xbox
    - web page for the music (although you can use shares as well)

    theres all sorts of backups you can do.
    Acronis backing up to the server autmatically
    NTBackup backing up files/folders to the server
    - all those should work fine on server 2008

    Are the computers going to be part of the domain too?
    XBox would probably need some sort of user/pass to access a domain server