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Running the Windows Home Server Console

Most of the Windows Home Server configuration chores are most easily accomplished via the Windows Home Server Console application. To ensure that you can always access this program easily, here's a list of the various methods you can use to launch it:

  • On the Windows Home Server machine, select Start, Windows Home Server Console.
  • On the Windows Home Server machine or a client, double-click the Windows Home Server Console desktop icon.
  • On a client machine, select Start, All Programs, Windows Home Server Console.
  • On the client machine, right-click the Windows Home Server icon in the notification area and then click Windows Home Server Console.
  • On the server, select Start, Run (or press Windows Logo+R) to open the Run dialog box, type %ProgramFiles%\Windows Home Server\HomeServerConsole.exe, and then click OK.
  • On a client, select Start, Run (or press Windows Logo+R) to open the Run dialog box, type %ProgramFiles%\Windows Home Server\WHSConsoleClient.exe, and then click OK.

If you're running Windows Home Server Console on a client, you see the logon screen shown in Figure 4.1. Type the Windows Home Server password (that is, the password for Windows Home Server's Administrator account) in the text box and then press Enter or click the arrow. The Windows Home Server Console appears, as shown in Figure 4.2.

Figure 4.1

Figure 4.1 When you run the client version of Windows Home Server Console, you must first log on to the server.

Figure 4.2

Figure 4.2 Use the Windows Home Server Console program to configure most common server settings.

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