UK system-builder Hi-Grade offers two variants of Window Home Server “Home-Serv 1000 or Home-Serv 2000”. Computer Shopper has reviewed Hi-Grade Home-Serv 2000 model. Hi-Grade’s Home-serv 2000 is a server that runs Microsoft’s Windows Home Server (WHS) operating system. We were generally impressed with WHS’s ease of use but were disappointed with the poor design of the Home-serv.
|Hi-Grade Home-serv 2000|
|COMPANY: Hi-Grade||PRICE: £470 inc VAT|
|ISSUE: 243 DATE: May 08|
The Home-serv 2000 is designed to be managed remotely from another computer on your network using the included WHS Connector software or the Remote Desktop Connection utility in Windows. Unfortunately, we had to connect a keyboard, mouse and monitor directly to the Home-serv to upgrade the drivers for its built-in network card before the other PCs on our network would recognise it. Once this was done, configuring the Home-serv was straightforward thanks to the Connector software’s step-by-step instructions. Setting different access rights to different folders for different users was much more straightforward than it has been on many NAS devices we’ve seen.