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  • Hi,

     

    I just got a Windows Home Server. I realise that if I share folders in windows explorer, it doesn't share them on Remote Access on the subdomain you sign up for. Is there a way I can do this? Baring in mind, I don't want to format my hard drive as it is full (500GB/500GB).

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 7:23 PM

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  • For Windows Home Server; you should create new shares in the Windows Home Server Console. set appropriate user access rights and allow remote access for that folder. 

    Client shares can not be made available in the WHS remote access. If you need access to client shares you can use the WHS remote access page, Computers tab to logon to a client system in your network which has access to the shared folder.


    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 12:36 PM
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  • So there is no way I can share my files on the WHS remote access without adding the drive in WHS Server Console - which will format my hard drive full (500GB/500GB) -?
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:37 PM
  • So there is no way I can share my files on the WHS remote access without adding the drive in WHS Server Console - which will format my hard drive full (500GB/500GB) -?

    Not that I know of. There may be a way to get this done, however will not be easy. The best thing to do would be move the data to WHS shares. If you don't have enough storage in your server best get a new disk, especially since storage is pretty cheap nowadays. 
    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:09 PM
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  • Hopefully there is a way as I don't want to be running out and buying a new hard drive when I can do it without spending money. I'll wait to see if anyone knows.
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:58 PM
  • Hopefully there is a way as I don't want to be running out and buying a new hard drive when I can do it without spending money. I'll wait to see if anyone knows.

    Unlikely, however I would be interested to see a working solution. Personally I can't think of one that would work on WHS the way you want it to work.
    Henk Panneman - http://www.homeserverweb.nl
    Sunday, January 23, 2011 5:37 PM
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  • It would be so much better. I don't see why this can't be done. It would be so much easier if you could just plug in the hard drive and it is ready to go.
    Sunday, January 23, 2011 8:59 PM