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Restarting or Shutting Down Windows Home Server

The Windows Home Server is meant to run as an always-on appliance that should rarely need to be restarted or shut down. However, if you find that Windows Home Server is performing sluggishly or is acting flaky, the standard Windows troubleshooting advice—reboot the machine!—might be in order. Similarly, if you need to add an internal circuit board or hard drive, or if you'll be going on vacation for an extended time, you need to shut down the server.

If you're logged on to the Windows Home Server, you can use the normal Windows technique of selecting Start, Shut Down to display the Shut Down Windows dialog box, choosing Restart or Shut Down in the list, and then clicking OK.

If you're on a client, you can restart or shut down the server remotely using the Windows Home Server Console. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Windows Home Server Console.
  2. Click Settings to open the Windows Home Server Settings dialog box.
  3. Click Shut Down.
  4. Click either Restart or Shut Down.
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