Originally Posted by renethx
So what's so great with WHS2011? 1. Cheap 2. Backup clients. Anything else?
You can automate the distribution of windows updates to all the connected clients, there are a variety of good addins available for it (http://www.wegotserved.com/category/home-servers/add-ins/windows-home-server-2011-add-ins/
), I use mine for torrent downloading, video editing and encoding tasks, it is my network time server and it pushes corrected times out to the clients, it serves as my print server, I use it for windows 7 caller ID (http://www.w7callerid.com
), I use mine with Norton ghost to capture ghost images of the HTPC's just to make sure I can restore quickly in the event of a failure on the HTPC's. I have my infinitv connected to it, and the four tuners it provides are connected via network bridge to the HTPC's. All of my content is stored on the server and the HTPC's automatically archive TV recordings to it. I can remotely log into it and play back any content I wish to see. I am also currently looking at using it as a playon server.
Shall I go on?