Stream media with Windows Home Server

When moving your home network to the next level includes adding Microsoft’s Windows Home Server, make sure you know how to set it up for optimal performance. Paul McFedries’ Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 Unleashed provides the important information you’ll need to configure and manage WHS efficiently. It also describes how to integrate WHS with your networked PCs and covers such topics as setting up a WHS website, understanding Home Server power tools, and backing up data over your home network.

This month, Windows Secrets and SamsPublishing are offering all Windows Secrets subscribers a free excerpt: Part II, Chapter 8, Streaming and Sharing Digital Media. This chapter reveals how to stream music, images, recorded TV, and videos from your home server; each subsection gives step-by-step instructions for setting up and fine-tuning media sharing. You’ll feel like an IT pro when you’re done.

All subscribers: If you want to download this free excerpt, simply visit your preferences page and save any changes; a download link will appear.

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