Windows Home Server 2007 (code name Quattro) - Microsoft's home server system, based on Windows Server 2003, announced on January 7, 2007 by Bill Gates during the Consumer Electronics Show. According to its name it is designed for home use. It can be connected to computers running Windows XP and Vista, XBOXes, XBOX 360, Zune players and many other devices. It allows you to install plug-ins (add-ins, plug-ins, add-ons) created by companies and third parties. Windows Home Server was supposed to be a solution for houses with many connected computers, offering file sharing, automatic backups, print server and remote access. It is connected to the Windows Home Server Console, a client software available from another computer on the network to provide a graphical management interface. The system received two "service packs". In 2009 Microsoft announced its successor: After the release of this system (in 2011), it confirmed that it will not develop the "Home Server" and most of its functions will be transferred to the new system: Windows Server 2012 Essential, released a year later.
New features of Windows Home Server 2007:
10 computers and 10 users: Allows you to create up to ten user accounts in the server console and ten computers with Windows Home Server installed, without any client access license.
Centralized backup: Enables up to 10 computers to be backed up using storage technology.
Condition Monitoring: Can centrally monitor the condition of all the computers on your network, including the status of the antivirus and firewall.
File Sharing: Creates and supports network shares for computers to remotely store files, acting as a network-connected storage device. Separate categories are available for popular file types such as documents, music, photos and videos. Files are indexed for quick search.
Printer sharing: Allows the print server to handle print jobs for all users.
Background copying: Uses a background copying service to get snapshots in time to recover older versions of files.
No monitor or keyboard is required to manage the device. Remote administration is done with the Windows Home Server Console client software included in the package. Connections of remote desktop services to the server are supported when connected to the same LAN.
Remote access gateway: Allows remote access to any connected computer on the network, including the server itself, via the Internet.
Media Streaming: Can stream media to the Xbox 360 or other devices that support Windows Media Connect.
Selective data redundancy: Protects against failure of one disk by copying selected data on multiple disks.
Expandable storage: Provides uniform single and easily expandable storage space, eliminating the need for drive letters.
Expandable through add-ons: Add-ons allow external programmers to extend server functions and functionality.
Server Backup: Back up files stored in server share folders to an external hard drive.