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post #1 of 11
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Hi guys,

I bought a cheap WHS 2011 license yesterday, and I installed it onto my server. However, after a bit of research, I could not find any anti-virus software for it, which leads to that I can't/wont use it because of it. Is there another alternative for it (Linux, I'm experienced in it) or am I doomed to use the homeserver without any security?

What I need a Linux-distro to do (mostly Ubuntu or Debian):
- Stream music to Windows Media Player
- Stream movies to Windows Media Player

Either via some program i get using apt-get or something that has to be compiled.

By sharing it to it, i mean that I can click it at the bottom left corner of the mediaplayer and select the mediaserver and it'll show me the media stored on it, which WHS 2011 can do.

Thanks for all answers.
post #2 of 11
Have you tried Microsoft Security Centre? I find it installs fine on Windows Server 2003. I would assume that it would install fine on other versions of Windows Server.
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If Microsoft Security Essentials is what you're talking about then yes, I have tried it, it tells me that the OS I am using is not supported, sadly because it is a great program.
post #4 of 11
How about getting serious about security and run something similar to an Untangle box in front of your entire network?Downside is to get Preminum Untangle services is 50.00 per month. You should not be browsing the net from your WHS box so perhaps you describe the sceneario in regards to how it gets infected (considering all it backs up will have be checked).
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post #5 of 11
My bad that's what I meant. It is a good program, it's a shame Microsoft isn't allowed to ship it with the O/S.

You could always try ClamWin. The only problem with it is, is that it doesn't have real time protection.
Since it's a server however you can just set it to run a scheduled scan.
If it finds anything it just moves it to a quarantined folder and renames the files.
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post #6 of 11
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I'm not browsing the net from it, however I have a few computers on the network (which is my brothers, sigh) which probably is infected, and which I can't do anything with, except denying access to the homeserver. Are there any packages for Linux that gives me the same features as WHS 2011 does? Like i specified in the OP. Also, if I install ESXi or what its called, then run WHS on a virtual machine, and then run a firewall in another one, how would I connect those two? Not to go offtopic here..

I found this: http://www.mswhs.com/2011/10/microso...s-on-whs-2011/

Any experiences with it?
post #7 of 11
If your looking for a alternative to WHS give Amahi a look. As to a AV that should work with WHS ClamWin or ClamAV should work.There is also F-Secure,but I only have experience with ClamAV on Windows server OS's.

http://www.clamav.net/lang/en/

http://www.f-secure.com/en/web/busin...rousel/view/76
 
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post #8 of 11
Just wondering how this goes.You want a product to protect your file server but can't find a product/system to protect the hosts connected to the file server.It does seem a bit backwards to me as I would be going after those hosts on your network that are getting infected,that would be my plan.
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post #9 of 11
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The box will be downloading torrents directly from the internet, and I will be having some "MyVideos" add-in on it. Or else I might just switch to Linux, if anyone could help me with finding the software needed. I will also be using the box for folding, which I also guess is better with Linux.
post #10 of 11
What software are you looking for? Utorrent type of software,WHS11 has a add-in called WHSutorrent.As for folding you can find all the info you'd need here.It just depends on if your going with linux or windows for your OS.Amahi also has a torrenting app,and I'm sure you can fold on it.But as to what you'd need to get it going with Amahi I can't answer that part.But I would think it's the same as any other linux distro.


Some of the WHS11 add-in's.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...r/add-ins.mspx
 
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