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Trying to figure out how to build a FreeNAS Media Center server or install the latest version of Windows Home Server? Learn from the best here at HSI as we teach you to build your own systems within your Connected Home!

FreeNAS Server Setup Part 3 – iTunes Streaming

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In this, the third installment of our FreeNAS Install Guide series, we will focus on configuring streaming to iTunes from your FreeNAS server.

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How to easily change your Windows Media Center 7 background and menus

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Learn to change Windows Media Center 7 background and menus for your HTPC or any other media center pc with Media Center Studio.

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FreeNAS Setup Part 2 – Disk, User, and CIFS setup

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Part 2 of our in-depth instructions on how to build your own FreeNAS Network Attached Storage server for protecting your content at home or small office. Great read!

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FreeNAS Setup Part 1 – Installation and Initial Configuration

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With so many different Network Attached Storage options out there from prebuilt NAS servers to NAS-specific operating systems it can be a bit overwhelming with what to choose…

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Turning your HP MSS EX49x into a Virtual Server – Part 1

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An article walking someone through the steps to turn a MediaSmart server from a Windows Home Server to a VMware Server with a WHS Virtual Machine running on it

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Adding and removing a hard drive into a Windows Home Server

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I quickly realized that my new Windows Home Server “Vail” workstation had no extra disk to be used for the nightly (if configured so) backups of each workstation I have connected to it from the warnings that were popping up on the workstation and laptop I had connected to the Vail side of the house. It just so happen to turn out that Micro Center was having a sale on 1TB drives…

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Clearing up questions about TV signals – a must read!

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Timothy Daleo over at Using Windows Home Server website put together a great article describing the different TV signals we have together and explains it all!

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How to create a Windows Home Server 2011 boot disk on a USB Drive.

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Step by Step instructions on how to create a USB Boot disk for a Windows Home Server “Vail” testing server.

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10 Steps to Connect a computer to your Windows Home Server Vail

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Here’s a short, sweet, and thorough tutorial on how to connect a computer (PC and / or Laptop) to a Windows Home Server Vail:

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Building Windows Home Server Vail – Installation steps

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For those of you who haven’t gone down the path of discovering how cool Windows Home Server is yet, but …

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