Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 64bit - Free Delivery - Now Only £33.18 @ CCL
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Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 64bit - Free Delivery - Now Only £33.18 @ CCL

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Found 1st Sep 2012
I have been looking for a copy of WHS 2011 to go with my new HP N40L and found this to be the cheapest deal currently about.

With Windows Home Server 2011, you can:

- Perform daily backups of every computer on your network, including the server.

- Restore everything from individual lost files to entire PCs.

- Easily restore your entire server in the event of a critical disaster.

- Share what you want and keep the rest private.

- Monitor the condition and performance of each computer in your home.

- Keep antivirus and other protection software up to date.

- Store all your photos, movies, and other files in a central location.

- Get to all these files from any computer on your home network.

- Stream shared photos, music, and videos on network devices.

- Enjoy a common music collection with your family.

- Watch smoothly streaming video, digitally recorded TV shows, and Silverlight-powered slide shows, both in and outside your home.

- Watch digitally recorded shows and movies on your TV via an Xbox 360 or other supported digital media receiver......

"http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/windows-home-server"

Please feel free to let me know if anyone knows a better deal

Thanks.

46 Comments

anyone tried windows server 2012 RC worth waiting for that?
Edited by: "fmushtaq" 1st Sep 2012

fmushtaq

anyone tried windows server 2012 RC worth waiting for that?



just installed it in the last 30 mins.... seems pretty good and I am going to wait for the final version instead of buying 2011

isn't Windows Server going to be in a different price bracket to this?

Does anyone actually use home server?

Banned

Server 2012 Essentials is out soon (Replacement for this)

Server 2012 Standard Version is RTM already.

ChampionshipManager

Does anyone actually use home server?



it's a bit of an overkill unless you have a population of a street living in a house, but I bet lot of people actually use for the sake of features that server OS'es provide, I myself used to run Windows server as a home file server back in the days. I now use and prefer a Linux server over windows.

ChampionshipManager

Does anyone actually use home server?



I do, I have it installed on my Revo and it is absolutely frickin brilliant, highly recommended and very hot at this price!

it's a bit of an overkill unless you have a population of a street living … it's a bit of an overkill unless you have a population of a street living in a house, but I bet lot of people actually use for the sake of features that server OS'es provide, I myself used to run Windows server as a home file server back in the days. I now use and prefer a Linux server over windows.



However I do agree with this somewhat. But the best features for me are the fact that I can navigate to the dynamic url you get the option of creating during setup (http://xxxxx.homeserver.com) get presented with a really nice web interface that I can log into, turn on my main computer from this page by way of Wake-On-Lan, RDP to said PC then once I'm done shut it down, and that I can stream files from the server to my bluray player via DNLA (though in fairness linux alternatives could also do this)
Edited by: "timmyGCSE" 1st Sep 2012

iandhind

isn't Windows Server going to be in a different price bracket to this?



Don't forget this is home edition, standard and enterprise editions are certainly in a much different price brackets.

qwerf123

just installed it in the last 30 mins.... seems pretty good and I am … just installed it in the last 30 mins.... seems pretty good and I am going to wait for the final version instead of buying 2011



Thanks for that. I am tempted to just hang on.

I use WHS 2011. I would recommend it.

I'm tempted to move from unraid on my microserver to this.

Does WHS do raid with a parity disk?

Don't forget this is home edition,



Ok, hadn't realised there was going to be a Home Server 2012.

Well renamed and last in the line:

engadget.com/201…ow/

wegotserved.com/201…se/

But $425 perhaps oO
Edited by: "iandhind" 1st Sep 2012

ChampionshipManager

Does anyone actually use home server?



I use whs mainly because I wanted a Windows based server and didn't have a spare licence so picked whs up for half the price. Works very well in the HP proliant micro servers that seem to be stupidly cheap at the moment. I wouldn't say this is a great deal though, is been about this price for ages

Ordered this from CCL Tuesday to go with my n40l, arrived the next day.

Don't forget Topcashback/Quidco too!

I ordered as I am a total noob with servers, has gone reasonably smoothly. Only issue I'm having at present is that I can't get the homeserver.com domain working.

Another point here compare to w7 is probably the price

great

What's the purpose of running Windows server in the home? I don't see any practical benefits that W7 Pro etc. doesn't provide?

MKultra It's a bit cheaper especially for running as a headless server. Been running it with my N40l for a few months now and it is excellent. Recommended highly.

about to install ubuntu server. is this better and worth the extra?

purchased one product from this company ccl

i never went back..........

I use WHS 2011 on my micro server to back up all my home PC's, perform automated downloads and store media for my family. Its a shame M$ are dropping the line but at this price its a bargain.

Will it serve mkv's to a wdtv live for example?

balluji

about to install ubuntu server. is this better and worth the extra?



I can't speak for everyone, but for me I chose WHS 2011 over the free Linux alternatives because I spend most of my working day using *nix at a command line level and simply can't be bothered with more of it at home.

WHS has a good following with lots of add ins available from 3rd parties, the user interface is familiar for those running Windows, driver availability is good (not to mention easy to find drivers that will work) and the learning curve for less experienced users is no where as steep as a LInux server.

Is it 'better' = no, you can achieve the same stuff with either platform.

Is it worth the extra over free Linux = yes, but not for everyone.

loopie

Will it serve mkv's to a wdtv live for example?



Yup. Just like any file server.

ChampionshipManager

Does anyone actually use home server?



Yes I Have been using WHS for a few years, Currently have WHS 2011, and its great,
I use mine on an old server PC, Core 2 Duo with 2GB ram (Sits Running in my attic)
Its used for sharing / storing all my files throughout the house, Kids only have read access, so they cant delete any of our photos or files, i Run Plex media centre on it so that my LG smart TV can stream HD & 3D films direct
Itunes is running and shares all our music to the Iphones & Ipad (administrators Library)
and i also have 2 CCTV cameras, 1 at the front of the house & 1 overlooking the back garden, connected to WHS recording with icatcher 24/7 365.
Teamviewr host running and can access and administer from anywhere in the world (i work overseas quite a bit).
for me this is a perfect solution, cant fault it at all.

i really hope they don't charge loads for the new server 2012....... It will just make loads of people pirate the software and then MS will be the end loser!

ordered for my new N40L thanks

I use WHS 2011 on my micro server to back up all my home PC's, perform automated downloads and store media for my family. Its a shame M$ are dropping the line but at this price its a bargain.

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The replacement for Windows Home Server doesn't exist.

2012 Server Essentials is closer to a replacement for SBS Essentials. (Similar Price as well).

Never got to use my copy when I bought it a few months ago. Ended installing Windows 7.

Anyone interested in a new copy for cheaper? Get in touch

alitechNever got to use my copy when I bought it a few months ago. Ended … alitechNever got to use my copy when I bought it a few months ago. Ended installing Windows 7.Anyone interested in a new copy for cheaper? Get in touch



PM sent regarding your unused copy of WHS 2011.

alitech

Never got to use my copy when I bought it a few months ago. Ended … Never got to use my copy when I bought it a few months ago. Ended installing Windows 7.Anyone interested in a new copy for cheaper? Get in touch



I am not sure whether to go for this or win7 pro. need to use a microserver as media/file server and backup device. What do you reckon?

yorkie

Ordered this from CCL Tuesday to go with my n40l, arrived the next day. … Ordered this from CCL Tuesday to go with my n40l, arrived the next day. Don't forget Topcashback/Quidco too!I ordered as I am a total noob with servers, has gone reasonably smoothly. Only issue I'm having at present is that I can't get the homeserver.com domain working.



do you need to upgrade the RAM on the N40 to run this?

rheumatoid

I am not sure whether to go for this or win7 pro. need to use a … I am not sure whether to go for this or win7 pro. need to use a microserver as media/file server and backup device. What do you reckon?



I've not used Win7 Pro before but apart from the much higher price of W7 pro and it has Windows Media Centre, I don't see why WHS 2011 is not a better option.

I've used mine with WHS 2011 as a file & iTunes server, XBMC player (with HD6450) and also "cloud" file access via RDP.

Spec up the RAM to the max where possible. Not too expensive anyway...

CHeers...

ah_heng

I've not used Win7 Pro before but apart from the much higher price of W7 … I've not used Win7 Pro before but apart from the much higher price of W7 pro and it has Windows Media Centre, I don't see why WHS 2011 is not a better option.I've used mine with WHS 2011 as a file & iTunes server, XBMC player (with HD6450) and also "cloud" file access via RDP.Spec up the RAM to the max where possible. Not too expensive anyway...CHeers...



thanks for that. will it run OK in 2GB until I get round to upping the RAM

rheumatoid

thanks for that. will it run OK in 2GB until I get round to upping the RAM



I've not personally tried it before but looking at their previous model (N36L) actually shipped with just 2GB, I think there is no issue at all for running the server with that.

ah_heng

I've not personally tried it before but looking at their previous model … I've not personally tried it before but looking at their previous model (N36L) actually shipped with just 2GB, I think there is no issue at all for running the server with that.




cheers. by "cloud" file access via RDP is it reasonably easy to set up to access the server away from my home network?

rheumatoid

cheers. by "cloud" file access via RDP is it reasonably easy to set up to … cheers. by "cloud" file access via RDP is it reasonably easy to set up to access the server away from my home network?



Set up is very straight forward during the WHS installation (youname.homeserver.com)

The tricky part is the port forwading which I got lots of help from HUKD forumers... You can check the port forwarding details here

portforward.com

Hope this helps...

down 14p. Is this a sign of things to come
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