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Windows Home Server User’s Guide for $23

Windows Home Server User’s Guide by Andrew Edney is available for $23 from Amazon.com. Apress books’re generally clear and concise.  While many dive deep into technical issues, the book is not targeted toward geeks. Instead it is a thorough guide to getting the most out of your Windows Home Server. It will show you situations in detail (like backup errors) so that if/when they happen to you, you won’t be running around screaming what to do.

If you are starting from scratch with a barebones computer system, there is a good step by step installation chapter. It also examines some of the common setup problems and offers some solutions.

From there the book goes through the post-installation setup of Windows Home Server. You’ll want to start there even if you purchased a pre-built system (such as the HP EX470/EX475). 

It will also take you through all of the features of Windows Home Server and tell you what you need to know about each one. It’s a great way to learn exactly what your new baby is capable of. There’s even a section on streaming media to an XBox 360!

Again, this is a “users guide” and as such, this book is not targeted at specifically at programmers (although a good programmer must understand the capabilities of his/her target platform). If you are a novice or an intermediate computer user, I highly recommend this book. It’s only shortcoming is that there is no mention of HomeServerHacks.com, but I’m certain that it will be corrected in the second edition .

Source:→ HSH Blog

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