How To Deactivate & Activate User Accounts In Windows Home Server 2011 Vail

It is always a good idea to deactivate server accounts which may not be in use to cover up any potential security loopholes. Such accounts can naturally be activated anytime when needed. In this post I will tell you how to deactivate and activate User accounts in Windows Home Server2011.

How To Reset, Change User Password In Windows Home Server 2011 Vail

In a client-server environment users are bound to forget their passwords or end up having expired accounts. A password reset in such a case resolves the problem.  In this post I will tell you how to change user password in Windows Home Server 2011 (Vail).

How To Change Password Policy In Windows Home Server 2011 Vail

User Password Policy is always an important feature in servers. Password policies also hold great importance for network security, however, not everyone requires Microsoft’s default complicated password policy and it can be a bit difficult for beginners to understand the method involved in changing it. In this post I will tell you how to change the Password Policy of user accounts in Windows Home Server 2011 (Vail). This will allow Continue Reading →

How To Download & Upload Audio, Video Files From Windows Home Server 2011

In this post I will tell you how to download your shared folder content using Remote Web Access. Note: you will required a computer that is already connected to the Home Server, to see how to connect your system to the  Home Server, check out the post:  How To Connect A Computer (PC or Mac) To Windows Home Server 2011.

Windows Home Server 2011 System Requirements & Supported Operating Systems

Before installing Windows Home Server 2011, it is worth checking out its system requirements. (Windows Home Server 2011 is a 64-bit only operating system and therefore will require 64-Bit hardware). Below are the detailed system requirements for Windows Home Server 2011. You can find out more about connectivity and related options for running a Windows Home Server here. You can download a trial version of Windows Home Server 2011 from Continue Reading →

How To Start, Stop, Restart & Pause Services In Windows Home Server 2011

Certain services in Windows based servers are not active be default. Just like in Windows Server 2008 R2, the Aero glass effect is not active as the themes service requires being activated. Since Windows Home Server 2011 is based on Windows Server 2008 R2, therefore, activation and deactivation of services is similar to the former. In this post I will tell you how to start/stop services in Windows Home Server Continue Reading →

How To Add & Remove Roles In Windows Home Server 2011 To Get Additional Features

Adding roles is an important part of Windows servers. The Windows Server 2008 R2 based Vail, contains numerous roles that can be activated or deactivated (according to requirement). This can help in adding additional features to Windows Home Server 2011. In this post I will tell you how to add/remove roles to Windows Home Server 2011. In this example, I will add Printer and Document services, which enables  creating a Continue Reading →

How To Connect A Computer (PC or Mac) To Windows Home Server 2011

Windows Home Server 2011 is not that hard to install (provided your system meets the minimum system requirements). I previously showed you how to install Windows Home Server 2011. Now comes the tricky part i.e. how to connect a client PC or Mac to the Home Server. In this I we will tell you how to connect a client operating system (PC or Mac) to Windows Home Server 2011 (codename Continue Reading →

How To Install Windows Home Server 2011 (Vail)

Installing Windows Home Server 2011 can be slightly tricky as it is quite distinct in nature as compared to other Microsoft based operating systems. For instance, it cannot be installed unless you have at least 160GB of hard disk space available on the host machine. Make sure you check out the system specifications (given below) before installing Windows Server 2011. Below is a walkthrough of the steps involved in installing Continue Reading →

How To Create Users In Windows Home Server 2011 (Vail)

Microsoft provides the utility of adding up to 10 users which can connect to Windows Home Server 2011. These users can be created from the Dashboard. This makes the procedure different from other Windows based operating systems. See the below instructions to find out how to create users in Windows Home Server 2011 aka Vail.