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On Monday, Microsoft announced that it had completed development of Windows Home Server, its upcoming OS for home servers, a new type of PC that will be made by various hardware manufacturers. In addition, Microsoft announced two new manufacturers that will be shipping home server hardware in time for the holiday season: Iomega and Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Previously, Microsoft had highlighted other partners, such as Gateway, HP, LaCie, and Medion.

"We did it," Microsoft General Manager Charlie Kindel wrote in the Windows Home Server blog. "The 'Quattro' project began in February 2004 and we became a product group in April 2005. As you can imagine, I am extremely gratified that we have built a great V1 product on time and on budget..."
http://www.windowsitpro.com/windowsp...ott_96562.html
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Windows HS is very exciting software. I have been hoping for something like this for years. I don't think ISP are going to like it though.
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Windows HS is very exciting software. I have been hoping for something like this for years. I don't think ISP are going to like it though.
nor Internet-Based Backup companies
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I don't think ISP are going to like it though.
true. but im sure that ISP's have a very clearly legal standpoint on it. along with their TOS.

love to see the random joe posting on the web "im in debt upto my eyeballs because i broke my ISP's TOS by hosting a server at home!"

"my isp is charging me 35$ per 1gb of data transfered for violating their TOS!!!"

"my server pushed 1500GB of data in 2 weeks! [insert sound of man falling onto floor]"



but seriously... if you can afford a windows server license and the spare hardware to run it on.... just pay the extra like 25$ a month to get your dsl upgraded from a residential plan to a business plan!


*goes back to fiddling with his dedicated server in a dallas datacenter with a 100mbps port speed/etc*
    
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I've been running my own linux servers at home for website hosting for a few years... I can't have a T1 put in where im at because all the fiber lines are going to the university 10 blocks to my right, and to the grad school right up the hill...

I'm running a basic plan from comcast with 6-8 down and 300k up... it kinda works and in the tos the only thing it says about hosting is that i need a static ip. I have that. I also had a tech on the phone asking questions to him about bandwidth usage and such. He said that there is no magic number set in stone, but if you go over 200GB of data transfer ether up or down, they will flag your account and ether call you or turn off your account... kinda lame...
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This may be a nice alternative to me using Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.

Can't wait to get it.
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Holy Jesus, this is nice! I just watched the WinHEC video on Home Server. NICE!

This is really a great step forward for people who aren't tech-savvy enough to do it already, and then windows does it in style.
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I've had this software for awhile...just haven't used it

https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer


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is there anything like windows home server for businesses? something that will backup images of hard drives automatically and let you re image them? i know there probably is i just have never seen it before.
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is there anything like windows home server for businesses? something that will backup images of hard drives automatically and let you re image them? i know there probably is i just have never seen it before.
Usually they would just use software that does that on a computer.
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