Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials Online Help

Updated: December 12, 2012

Applies To: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials

Windows Storage Server Essentials is a network attached storage (NAS) appliance targeted at the small business market, which enables customers to grow their storage requirements over time. Windows Storage Server Essentials provides an economical way to help small businesses store, share, and automatically protect their data in a very easy to use interface. Thanks to its quick and easy ability to join a domain, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is the ideal solution for businesses with fewer than 75 users that want to add robust client backup functionalities to their Windows Small Business Server or traditional Windows Server-based network.

For more information about Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, see the following topics.

Getting Started

Get started with Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.

Connect Computers to the Server

Connect your home computers to your home server.

Back Up and Restore

Back up your server, and use your server to back up your computers.

Share Files and Folders

Share applications, documents, pictures, music, and other media files with everyone on your home network.

Play Digital Media Files

Play digital media files that are stored on your home server.

Access from Anywhere

Access Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials from any web browser.

Monitor System Health

Keep up to date on your computers’ firewall status, software update status, and disk space utilization.

Manage Your Server

Configure your server for media streaming, remote access, creating computer backups, email alerts, and file sharing.

Learn More