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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Q Home Server Install Doc

I was browsing around some of the nooks and crannies of my Home Server this evening and ran into a file named readme.txt (located in C:\Inetpub\remote\readme.txt) which said:

Q Home Server Install Doc

 

To install remote access for Q Home Server follow these steps.

1. Run RemoteAccess.msi
This will install the website

3. Run dsa.msc and create a user
If you want a user to have remote access, add them to the "Remote Desktop Users" group

 

4. Configure your router
Setup your router to forward ports 80 and 4125 to the Q Server.

 

5. Using a web browser, navigate to your external ip address and use Microsoft Home Server Remote Access
https://myServerName/Remote

While it's clear that this file pre-dates the initial beta of Windows Home Server and probably should have been removed sometime between then and now, one has to wonder just how old it's instructions may be and for how long they were relevant (ie using dsa.msc to create a user).

While the presence of this file isn't by itself important, it does go a long way to remind us though just how far WHS has come and how polished it has become, that now even for setup a user never has to touch the actual home server desktop.

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