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Remote Access and Vista Home Premium Addition & Other RRS feed

  • Question

  • I recently deployed a windows home server (clap clap clap) and am beginning to play and have some fun.  A few newbie questions for the forum:

    1) Why am I unable to remote access a PC running Vista Home Premium addition?  I think it is not supported but why?

    2) What are the "coolest" add-ons out there that I should consider installing to increase functionality?  I am specifically interested in an application that helps to build and manage a website and associated content.

    3) Has anyone deployed a SharePoint environment on a windows home server?  Please share any lessons learned. 

    Many thanks in advance. 
    Saturday, March 21, 2009 6:46 PM

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  • 1) What is the exact error you are getting?

    2) Atm my #1 is autoexit from asoft http://forum.wegotserved.com/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=6
    #2 MyMovies from Brian http://forum.wegotserved.com/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=102
    #3 uTorrent from Marcel http://forum.wegotserved.com/index.php?autocom=downloads&showfile=56

    A list of the most popular addins at this time can be found here:
    http://www.wegotserved.co.uk/2009/03/04/the-return-of-the-top-10-windows-home-server-add-ins-for-february-2009/

    3) Sorry can't help you with that.

    B
    Saturday, March 21, 2009 8:06 PM
    1. Vista Home Premium doesn't support incoming remote Desktop connections.  For home use, only windows XP Pprofessional or MCE 2005, or Vista Ultimate, will support incoming remote Desktop connections. (The other business SKUs of those operating systems also support incoming connections, but most home users aren't using them.)
    2. Whiist will help with simple web site creation; it's mentioned elsewhere in this forum. Before you install any add-in you should consider what impact it may have on your server, and whether it performs a function that you absolutely can't live without your server performing for you. Add-ins that require you to perform extensive configuration in a Remote Desktop session (or directly connected console) are particularly poor choices IMO, because everything you're doing in that environment is unsupported. I have only two add-ins installed, for example. One is avast! for Windows Home Server, and the other is an early version of a Wake On LAN add-in that I use to wake my wife's computer for backups when she forgets to let it back itself up for a particularly long period.
    3. SharePoint on Windows Home Server isn't supported from either the SharePoint or Windows Home Server sides. You can install it, but not without a certain amount of struggle. And it will likely have a negative impact on your server's performance.  There is a guide here to the installation and configuration of Windows Sharepoint Services, but it's "use at your own risk" stuff.

    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Saturday, March 21, 2009 8:49 PM
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