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How do I burn my personal DVDs onto the WHS, if I am not supposed to have any applications on it? RRS feed

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  • I keep reading on this forum that it is a no-no to install applications onto the server.  How then am I supposed to get my movie collection onto one of the drives on the server?  Do I burn them on another pc?  How do I transfer them to my server, where I have two 500 gigs internal hard drives, and a 500 gig USB HDD?
    Friday, May 29, 2009 7:43 PM

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  • I keep reading on this forum that it is a no-no to install applications onto the server.

    It's unsupported.  That doesn't mean you can't do it, but it's not recommended and if there are problems with it, you're on your own.

    How then am I supposed to get my movie collection onto one of the drives on the server?

    Rip them on a client (if not ripped already), then copy them to the shares on your server through the network.

    Do I burn them on another pc?  How do I transfer them to my server, where I have two 500 gigs internal hard drives, and a 500 gig USB HDD?

    Saturday, May 30, 2009 4:33 AM
    Moderator

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  • I keep reading on this forum that it is a no-no to install applications onto the server.

    It's unsupported.  That doesn't mean you can't do it, but it's not recommended and if there are problems with it, you're on your own.

    How then am I supposed to get my movie collection onto one of the drives on the server?

    Rip them on a client (if not ripped already), then copy them to the shares on your server through the network.

    Do I burn them on another pc?  How do I transfer them to my server, where I have two 500 gigs internal hard drives, and a 500 gig USB HDD?

    Saturday, May 30, 2009 4:33 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks, Kariya21.  I am ripping my personal DVDs from one of my clients directly to my server folder on the desktop.  It works fine, storing the DVDs on the server and providing access to my other clients--and the stream is flawless.  BTY, I have a 10/100 card on the server and 10/100/1000s on the clients.  For ripping, I am using AnyDVD HD and CloneDVD2.  I have to use Cyberlink's PowerDVD Ultra for viewing, since Windows 7 Media Center cannot play the output format of CloneDVD2.  I don't mind this (I had to buy two copies of Cyberlink to stay legal), for I find Windows 7 Media Center (and past versions) too restrictive.

    I really appreciate the quick replies that I have rec'd.  So far, I think WHS is the (almost) perfect solution for my needs.  I just purchased the OEM software from Amazon.  And the book "WHS Unleased."

    Again, many thanks to all.

    Bill
    Sunday, May 31, 2009 2:05 PM