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  • Page 1 Aspire easyStore H340 User Guide...
  • Page 2 Model Name : Part Number: Purchase Date: Place of Purchase: Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other company’s product names or trademarks are used herein for identification purposes only and belong to their respective companies.
  • Page 3: Safety Instructions

    Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 4 Warnings • Do not use this product near water. • Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged. • Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating.
  • Page 5 • Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in too many devices. The overall system load must not exceed 80% of the branch circuit rating. If power strips are used, the load should not exceed 80% of the power strip's input rating.
  • Page 6: Disposal Instructions

    Disposal instructions Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://global.acer.com/about/sustainability.htm...
  • Page 7: Regulations And Safety Notices

    Regulations and safety notices FCC statement This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 8 viii Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification...
  • Page 9: Federal Communications Commission

    Address of responsible party: Contact person: Tel: Fax: Acer Incorporated 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, Server Aspire easyStore H340, Altos easyStore M2 Acer America Corporation 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 U.S.A. Acer Representative 254-298-4000 254-298-4147 CA 95110, U.S.A.
  • Page 10 Declaration of Conformity Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited 8F, 88, Sec.1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih, Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3120 E-mail: easy_lai@acer.com.tw Hereby declare that: Product: Trade Name: Model Number: Is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of...
  • Page 11 EN300 440-2 V1.1.2 (Applicable to non-bluetooth wireless keyboard mouse set) • EN300 328 V1.7.1 • EN301 893 V1.4.1 (Applicable to 5GHz high performance RLAN) Year to begin affixing CE marking 2009. Easy Lai, Manager Regulation Center, Acer Inc. January 7, 2009 Date...
  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    1 Introduction Features Specifications Overview Front view Rear view System LED indicators 2 Setting up the system Check package contents Select a location Recommended environment Connect the power cord Connect to the home network Power on the system Install the Windows Home Server Connector on the first computer Install the Windows Home Server Connector on the client computers...
  • Page 14 Replacing a failed hard disk drive 6 Troubleshooting First steps checklist Recovering or restoring the home server Restoring a home computer Restoring files from a backup Update your home server with Aspire easyStore H340 Software Update Specific problems and corrective actions...
  • Page 15: Introduction

    1 Introduction Thank you for choosing Aspire easyStore H340. The Aspire easyStore H340 is a data storage and digital media content server for your digital home. Featuring an Intel® Atom™ processor, up to 2 GB memory, four-drive hot-swap bay*, Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA...
  • Page 16: Features

    Features • Powerful processor with excellent file sharing performance. • Fast network performance in the home is delivered through a Gigabit Ethernet connection. • Equipped with Microsoft’s Windows Home Server operating system to help you centralize and connect your digital assets. •...
  • Page 17: Specifications

    Specifications Processor Intel® Atom™ Processor Chipset Intel 945GC Express Chipset and ICH7R Drive storage Up to four 3.5-inch hot-swappable SATA hard disk drives (HDD) Memory Up to 2 GB DDR2 MHz unbuffered SDRAM Ethernet High performance (10/100/1000) Gigabit Ethernet port I/O ports USB 2.0 ports (1 front and 4 rear), Gigabit Ethernet port, eSATA port, recovery/reset button...
  • Page 18: Overview

    Overview Front view Icon Component Power button/power indicator Network indicator Hard disk drive (HDD) status indicator System status indicator USB backup button/USB backup indicator USB 2.0 port Front door Open the door to access the hot-swappable HDDs HDD access indicators 1 Introduction...
  • Page 19: Rear View

    Rear view Icon Component Recovery/reset button eSATA port USB port Gigabit Ethernet port Power connector System fan...
  • Page 20: System Led Indicators

    System LED indicators Front panel LED indicators The LED indicators mounted on the front panel provide information about the status of the system, its hard drives, and network connection. Indicator Color Power Blue button Network Blue State Description System is connected to the power supply and turned on and ready for Random •...
  • Page 21 Indicator Color HDD status Purple Blue None State Description • System not initialized • HDD is not mounted into the drive bay Random • HDD is mounted into the drive blink bay and is in the process of being manually added into the server storage •...
  • Page 22 Indicator Color System status Blue Blue Purple USB device Blue backup HDD access Blue State Description Random • System is booting blink • System is shutting down System initialize operation completed. Random System is booting from a USB device blink (Reserved for BIOS update while boot block has been active) May indicate the following states:...
  • Page 23 Gigabit Ethernet port LED indicators Indicator Color Speed None indicator Green Amber Link/ Green activity indicator State Description 10 Mbps connection 100 Mbps connection 1000 Mbps connection Network link is detected Random Transmit or receive activity blink No network connection...
  • Page 24 1 Introduction...
  • Page 25: Setting Up The System

    2 Setting up the system Follow these steps to set up Aspire easyStore H340 to run in your home network. • Check package contents • Select a location for the home server • Recommended environment • Connect the power cord •...
  • Page 26: Check Package Contents

    - Install the Lights Out Client. Refer to “Set up Wake On LAN on the home server” on page 93. - Update system driver, BIOS, and add-in softwares. Refer to “Update your home server with Aspire easyStore H340 Software Update” on page 126. •...
  • Page 27: Select A Location

    Select a location Before unpacking and installing the system, select a suitable site for the system for maximum efficiency. Consider the following factors when choosing a site for the system: • Near a grounded power outlet • Clean and dust free •...
  • Page 28: Recommended Environment

    Recommended environment For best results, your computer should meet the following hardware and software requirements: • Processor • 1 GHz Pentium 3, Pentium 4, AMD x64, or newer processor • System memory • 512 MB or above • Hard drives •...
  • Page 29: Connect The Power Cord

    Connect the power cord Plug the power cord into the power connector and the other end into an electrical outlet.
  • Page 30: Connect To The Home Network

    Connect to the home network Important: Connect the Aspire easyStore H340 to your broadband router with a network cable. Wireless connection to your broadband router is not supported. However, home computers that are connected through a wireless connection is supported.
  • Page 31: Power On The System

    Power on the system After making sure that you have set up the system properly and connected all the required cables, you can now power on the system. Press the power button to turn system on. The LED indicators on the front panel will flash, change colors and turn to solid blue after startup.
  • Page 32: Install The Windows Home Server Connector On The First Computer

    Install the Windows Home Server Connector on the first computer After setting up your Aspire easyStore H340, you must install the Windows Home Server Connector on your computer. Note: Prior to installing the Windows Home Server Connector, make sure you have administrator privileges. Refer to the Windows Help for more details on changing your user account settings.
  • Page 33 Click Next. Click Install to begin the installation process. The Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 and Windows Installer 3.1 components are installed.
  • Page 34 2 Setting up the system After the components are installed, the Windows Home Server Connector installation starts to find and connect to your Aspire easyStore H340. Once the server is found, the Welcome window appears.
  • Page 35 Click Next. Click Next. Select the “Download the updates from my home server and install them automatically” option button if you want to download the updates for the Connector.
  • Page 36 Click Next. Select the “Yes, wake up this computer if it is in sleep or hibernate mode and back it up” option button if you want Windows Home Server to wake up your sleeping computer to back it up. Click Next. 2 Setting up the system...
  • Page 37 10 Click Next to perform an initial configuration of the home server. Note: The initial configuration of the home server is performed once on the first home computer. 11 Click the Next arrow. The Windows Home Server initialization begins and could take several hours depending on your hardware.
  • Page 38 12 Once the initialization is completed, click the Next arrow. 13 Enter a name for your home server. The name of your home server can contain a maximum of 15 characters (includes letters, numbers or hyphens) with no spaces. 14 Click the Next arrow. 2 Setting up the system...
  • Page 39 15 Enter a strong Windows Home Server administrator password, confirmation password, and a password hint. This is the password that you can use to manage your home server from the Windows Home Server Console. The strong password must be at least 7 characters and must contain at least three of the following four categories: •...
  • Page 40 16 Click the Next arrow. 17 Select the “On (recommended)” option button if you want to use Windows Update to automatically download and install updates for Windows Home Server, then click the Next arrow. 2 Setting up the system...
  • Page 41 18 Choose if you want to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement program, then click the Next arrow. 19 Choose if you want to participate in the Windows Error Reporting program, then click the Next arrow.
  • Page 42 20 Click the Next arrow to automatically download and install available Windows Home Server updates. This could take some time to complete but will not need additional information from you. Important: Do not restart or turn off your home server during the update process.
  • Page 43 22 Click the Next arrow. The Windows Home Server log in window displays. You can now manage the home server through the remote admin console. 23 Enter the administrator password, then click the Next arrow. The Setting Password dialog box appears.
  • Page 44 24 Enter the administrator password to start the hardware health and performance monitor service, then click OK. The Windows Home Server Console window appears. The Windows Home Server icon task tray and the Shared Folders desktop shortcut your desktop. The Windows Home Server icon displays the current health and status of the home server as well as all the computers connected to your home network.
  • Page 45: Install The Windows Home Server Connector On The Client Computers

    Connector on the client computers After installing the Windows Home Server Connector on the first computer, use the Aspire easyStore H340 Software Installation Disc to install the Windows Home Server Connector on the computers you want to connect to your home server.
  • Page 46 After the components are installed, the Windows Home Server Connector installation starts to find and connect to your home server. Once the home server is found, the Welcome window appears. Click Next. Read the End-User License Agreement. If you agree with the terms of the agreement, then select the “I accept the terms of the license agreement”...
  • Page 47 To install the Windows Home Server connector directly from the home server Open a Web browser. In the address bar, enter http://Aspirehome:55000/, where “Aspirehome” is the name of the home server. Under Windows Home Server Connector Setup, click Download Now. In the File Download dialog box, click Run.
  • Page 48: Connect To The Home Server Console

    Connect to the Home Server Console In order to remotely administer the home server, you need to log onto the Windows Home Server Console. Note: Make sure you have the administrator password to the home server. There are three ways to launch Windows Home Server Console - Windows Start menu, double-clicking the Windows Home Server icon, or right-clicking the Windows Home Server icon.
  • Page 49 To log onto the home server using Windows Home Server icon: Right-click on the Windows Home Server icon tray, then select Windows Home Server Console from the pop-up menu. Double-click the Windows Home Server icon tray. Enter the administrator password, then click the Next arrow. in the system in the system...
  • Page 50 2 Setting up the system...
  • Page 51: Windows Home Server Console

    3 Windows Home Server Console The Windows Home Server Console is a tool that provides remote management of the home server and allows you to monitor and backup computers on the home network. It allows you to remotely administer your home server from anywhere on the home network. Once logged in, you can monitor the health of the home server and connected computers on the network, create backup schedules connected to the computers, backup computers, and manage user...
  • Page 52: Computers & Backup

    Computers & Backup You can use the Computers & Backup tab on the Windows Home Server Console to view the home computers connected to the home server and monitor the health status of the home computers and administer backups. After you install Windows Home Server Connector on each of your home computers, they are automatically backed up on each night to your home server.
  • Page 53: User Accounts

    User Accounts You can use the User Accounts tab on the Windows Home Server Console to create a personal user account, enable a guest account, and maintain user accounts on the home server. The options on the User Accounts tab allow you to: •...
  • Page 54: Shared Folders

    Shared Folders You can use the Shared Folders tab on the Windows Home Server Console to add, open, remove, and view shared folders on the home server. With Shared Folders you can centrally store files on your home server so that you can share with other people on your home network. The following shared folders are created automatically on the home server: •...
  • Page 55 The options on the Shared Folders tab allow you to: • Add - Create a new shared folder on the home server. • Properties - View and change shared folder properties. • Open - Browse files and folders in the shared folder. •...
  • Page 56: Server Storage

    Server Storage The Server Storage tab on the Windows Home Server Console displays all the hard drives installed on your home server. You can use Server Storage to view, add, repair, and remove hard drives from the home server. The options on the Server Storage tab allow you to: •...
  • Page 57: Lights Out

    Lights Out Lights Out is a power management add-in software that allows you to set the home server into suspend mode or wake the system at a chosen time with the aid of a calendar event. The Lights Out tab include the following options: •...
  • Page 58: Mcafee Total Protection

    McAfee Total Protection McAfee Total Protection is an add-in software for Windows Home Server. It is a comprehensive security management solution that checks for viruses, spyware, unwanted programs, and other potential threats on the home server. Note: Before you can schedule a scan or have the home server virus pattern updated, you must activate the McAfee Total Protection Service You can perform the following tasks in the McAfee Total Protection...
  • Page 59: System Information

    System Information supports the following features: • Acer Aspire easyStore Home Server - Displays basic information about the home server, such as the specification of the processor and memory currently installed in the home server, BIOS version, and operating system version.
  • Page 60 • Remotely Wake Up Aspire easyStore Home Server - Allows you to enable or disable remote wakeup feature. • Hardware Performance and Health Monitor - Allows you to view the performance data of the home server, and monitor the temperature, voltage and fan speed. To adjust the LED brightness of the home server: On the LED Brightness field, drag the slider in a horizontal manner to a desired position.
  • Page 61: Network Health

    Network Health The Network Health tab displays health notifications from your home server and your home computers. You can view the health of your entire network from one convenient location so you can take the necessary actions to correct any problems. Note: Health notifications are also displayed in the Windows Home Server icon on home computers that have the Windows Home Server Connector software installed.
  • Page 62 Color Status Indicates an at risk issue that you must attend soon. Indicates a critical issue that you must attend to immediately. For more information, right-click the Windows Home Server icon, click Help. 3 Windows Home Server Console...
  • Page 63: Settings

    Settings The Settings button on the upper right hand corner of the Windows Home Server Console window allows you to configure your home server settings. The Settings window provides a variety of administrative options. In the Settings window you can configure the settings for the following categories: •...
  • Page 64: General

    • Settings for DMS • Settings for iTunes Server • Resources General The General settings page allows you to modify the date and time, language selection, Windows Update settings, Customer Experience Improvement program, and enable or disable Windows error reporting. For information about the tasks that you can perform on the General settings page, click the Help button on the lower right hand corner of the General page.
  • Page 65: Backup

    Backup The Backup settings page allows you to configure the start and end time for backing up computers on the home network, specify the number of months, weeks, and days to keep backups on the home server, and manually clean up old backups. For information about the tasks that you can perform on the Backup settings page, click the Help button on the lower right hand corner of the Backup page.
  • Page 66: Passwords

    3 Windows Home Server Console Passwords Use the Password settings page to change the home server password and modify the user accounts password policy. For more information, click the Help button on the lower right hand corner of the Passwords page.
  • Page 67: Media Sharing

    Media Sharing The Media Sharing settings page allows you to enable or disable Windows Home Server media sharing capabilities. For information, click the Help button on the lower right hand corner of the Media Sharing page.
  • Page 68: Remote Access

    Remote Access The Remote Access settings page helps you configure everything you need to access the Aspire easyStore H340 home page from the Internet. To get remote access up and running, you must turn on Web Site Connectivity, configure your router, configure a domain name for your home server, and set the Aspire easyStore H340 home page.
  • Page 69: Hardware Health And Performance Monitor

    Hardware Health and Performance Monitor Use the Hardware Health and Performance Monitor settings page to set a refresh interval for monitoring data, configure performance threshold settings, specify email destinations to which alerts should be sent when temperature, voltage, and fan speed abnormality is detected or the pre-configured threshold is exceeded.
  • Page 70: Ip Configuration

    3 Windows Home Server Console IP Configuration The IP Configuration settings page allows you to view the home server’s current IP configuration settings or change the IP configuration manually. For more information, click the Help button on the lower right hand corner of the IP Configuration page.
  • Page 71: Lights Out

    Lights Out Use the Lights Out page to define times where the home server has to go to suspend or resume mode. In the Lights Out page, you can configure the following settings: • Client computer monitoring - Client computer monitoring is used to check periodically for active clients.
  • Page 72: Mcafee Total Protection Service

    3 Windows Home Server Console McAfee Total Protection Service Use the McAfee Total Protection Service page to manage security for your home server. For more information, click the Help button on the lower right hand corner of the McAfee Total Protection Service page.
  • Page 73: Settings For Dms

    Settings for DMS The Settings for DMS (Digital Media Server) page allows you to enable or disable digital media server function and customize the sorting method of photos and videos. With DMS enabled, digital media controllers and digital media players using UPnP (Universal Plug’n Play) protocol, will automatically discover, access, and play media files on the home server.
  • Page 74: Settings For Itunes Server

    3 Windows Home Server Console Settings for iTunes Server The Settings for iTunes Server page allows you to enable or disable the iTunes server function, specify how often the music library is updated, set a password to secure the iTunes Server access. For more information, click the Help button on the lower right hand corner of the Settings for iTunes Server page.
  • Page 75: Resources

    Resources You can use the Resources page to view the following information about your home server: • Microsoft Windows - Activates Windows Home Server and allows you to view the Microsoft Software License Terms. • Home Server - Displays information about your home server hardware.
  • Page 76 3 Windows Home Server Console...
  • Page 77: Managing The Server

    Configure backup for home computers • Back up the home server • Configure the home server for remote access • Access the Aspire easyStore H340 home page • Access the shared folders on the home server • Enable media sharing •...
  • Page 78: Create User Accounts

    Create user accounts After you complete Windows Home Server Setup and install the Windows Home Server Connector software on all of your home computers, you are ready to set up your user accounts for the people in your household. There are two types of user accounts that you can set up for the home server: •...
  • Page 79 Click the User Accounts tab. Under About Guests, click Enable Guest. Caution: If you have a wireless network, secure it before you enable the guest account with no password. For more information, see the documentation for your wireless device. Click OK.
  • Page 80 To add a personal user account: Note: A personal shared folder is created each time you add a new user account. By default, only this user account has access to the personal shared folder. Users can store personal files in this personal shared folder.
  • Page 81 Click Add. Enter the user’s name. Note: When you create user accounts on Windows Home Server, use logon names that match the logon names of your existing user accounts on your home computers. Also, use the same password that you use for your existing user accounts. If the user accounts and passwords do not match, you will be prompted for a user name and a password when you open the Shared folders.
  • Page 82 11 Enter a password which must be at least 7 characters, then re-enter it in the Confirm password field. 12 Click Next. 13 Assign user rights to the shared folders on the home server. • Full - The user can view, add, modify, and delete files in the shared folder.
  • Page 83: Add A Shared Folder

    Add a shared folder Shared folders are places for you to organize and store files on the home server so that you can share them with other people on your home network. Double-click the Windows Home Server icon tray. Log on to the Windows Home Server Console. Click the Shared Folders tab.
  • Page 84 Click Next. Assign user rights to the new share folder, then click Finish. Click Done to exit the wizard. 4 Managing the server...
  • Page 85: Configure Backup For Home Computers

    Configure backup for home computers You can customize the backup of each of your home computers from the Windows Home Server Console. Note: After you install the Windows Home Server Connector to the home computer all hard drive volumes on the home computer are automatically backed up each night.
  • Page 86: Back Up The Home Server

    Back up the home server You can back up your home server to ensure that you have backup copies of important files that are located in your Windows Home Server shared folders and application folders. You can add hard drives to your home server to use for server backups by using the Server Storage tab.
  • Page 87 Click Next. Select the “Use this hard drive to back up files that are stored on your home server” option button. Click Next.
  • Page 88 Select if you want to preserve or format the hard drive, then click Next. 10 Enter a name for the hard drive, then click Next. Note: You can write this name on a label and attach it to your hard drive to help you identify it later. 11 Click Finish.
  • Page 89 12 Click Done. 13 Click the Computers & Backup tab. 14 Select the Server Backup Hard Drive you want to use to back up your shared folders and application folders. 15 Click Backup Now. 16 Select a destination hard drive for each shared folder. 17 Click Backup Now.
  • Page 90: Configure The Home Server For Remote Access

    To configure the home server for remote access: Important: Only personal user accounts with remote access permissions can log on to the Aspire easyStore H340 home page. Double-click the Windows Home Server icon tray.
  • Page 91 For example, you could register the name smithfamily.homeserver.com and then use that name to connect to your Aspire easyStore H340 Web site. Note: You need a Windows Live ID to set up a domain name for your home server.
  • Page 92 13 Click Confirm to make sure the subdomain is available. 14 Click Finish. 15 Under Web Site Settings, you can choose a default home page and the Web site headline that appears on the Aspire easyStore H340 Web page. 16 Click OK.
  • Page 93: Access The Aspire Easystore H340 Home Page

    After you configure a user account for remote access, you can use a Web browser on a computer that is outside your home to remotely access your home server and home computer. On the Aspire easyStore H340 home page, you can perform the following: •...
  • Page 94 For detailed instructions about how to complete this configuration, see “Can’t connect to some computers on the Aspire easyStore H340 Remote Access page” on page 133. • Shared Folders - Allows you to access the shared folders you have access privileges over the Internet.
  • Page 95: Access The Shared Folders On The Home Server

    Access the shared folders on the home server There are several ways you can access your shared folders on the home server. To access the shared folders using the desktop shortcut: Double-click the Shared Folders desktop shortcut shared folders that are on your home server. Double-click a shared folder to open it.
  • Page 96 To access the shared folders using the Windows Home Server icon: Right-click the Windows Home Server icon Click Shared Folders. Double-click a shared folder in the window to open it. To access the shared folders using the Windows Start Menu: •...
  • Page 97 To access the shared folders using the Internet: Log on to the Aspire easyStore H340 home page. See “Access the Aspire easyStore H340 home page” on page 79. Click the Shared Folders tab. You can navigate to a particular shared folder, then download or...
  • Page 98: Enable Media Sharing

    Enable media sharing The Windows Home Server allows you to stream music, photos, and videos from the home server to any supported digital media receiver, such as an Xbox 360, or to a supported digital media player, such as Windows Media Player 11. To enable media sharing: Double-click the Windows Home Server icon tray.
  • Page 99: Enable Digital Media Server

    Enable Digital Media Server The Digital Media Server feature allows you to browse, access and play media contents on the home server. It makes possible for iTunes and Xbox 360 users to share media files on the home server. The home server supports the following digital media files: •...
  • Page 100 Select a sorting method for the Photos and Videos shared folders. • Sorting by Name - Photos and videos are arranged according to the original organization, which is the default option. • Sorting by Date - Digital Media Server auto checks the latest modification dates of files and creates different virtual folders by year and subfolders by month.
  • Page 101: Enable Itunes Service

    Enable iTunes service The Digital Media Server feature allows you to enable or disable the iTunes server function, specify how often the music library is updated, set a password to secure the iTunes Server access. To enable iTunes service: Double-click the Windows Home Server icon tray.
  • Page 102: Stream Audio

    Stream audio You can use Windows Media Player 11 or iTunes to play music files stored on the home server to your computer. To stream audio in Windows Media Player 11: Make sure that media sharing is enabled. Refer to “Enable media sharing”...
  • Page 103 Click the Library tab. The Acer Aspire easyStore H340 appears in the navigation pane. Browse or search for the item you want to play, then click the Play button.
  • Page 104 Make sure iTunes Service is enabled. Refer to “Settings for iTunes Server” on page 60 for more information. Open the iTunes. The Acer Aspire easyStore H340 appears under Shared on the left of the iTunes window. Audio files are streamed in iTunes and displayed under the Shared list.
  • Page 105: Using The One-touch Usb Backup Feature

    Using the one-touch USB backup feature The USB backup button on the front panel allows you to backup data from a USB storage device to the home server. Windows Home Server copies all files into the Publics shared folder first then classifies the files according to media type into their corresponding shared folders, namely Music, Videos, Photos.
  • Page 106 Press the USB backup button. The USB backup indicator blinks blue. All files on the USB storage device are copied into the Publics shared folder. Note: During the copy process, Windows Home Server checks the file properties including time, size, and file name to verify whether a file of the same name or exactly the same file exists in the folder.
  • Page 107: Set Up Wake On Lan On The Home Server

    To set up Wake On LAN on the home server: Place the Aspire easyStore H340 Software Installation Disc in the optical drive of the home computer. The installation wizard starts. Or, double-click on the Acer ClientCD Utility.exe file to begin installation.
  • Page 108 Select a language. Click OK. The Welcome window appears. 4 Managing the server...
  • Page 109 Click Next. Click Finish.
  • Page 110: Set The Home Server Uptime And Down Time

    Set the home server uptime and down time You can define times when the home server has to be up and running or define services where the server is never put into sleep mode during an active backup operation to reduce the risk of data loss. Note: When creating an uptime you must enter a start and end time.
  • Page 111 Click Calendar. Select a day or days in the Calendar, then click Add. Under Uptime start, set a start time to keep the server running. Enable the “Wake up from suspension” option if you want to bring the home server out of standby on the defined time. Under Uptime end, set an end time to disable the server.
  • Page 112 10 Enable the “Force end action” option if you want to immediately disable the server even when client monitoring detects active clients. 11 Select a day or days when to execute the command you selected in uptime start and uptime end parameter. 12 Click OK.
  • Page 113: Monitor Server Health And Performance

    Monitor server health and performance Your system includes a Hardware Health and Performance Monitor feature to help you keep a close eye on the system health of the home server. You can view graphical representations of a performance counter for CPU usage, memory usage, and storage usage and view the status of the home server’s fans, voltage, and temperature.
  • Page 114: Set Up Email Alerts

    Set up email alerts You can set up an automatic email notification to provide alerts in the event of warnings or errors related to temperatures, fan speeds, or hard drive occurred. To validate the email alerting feature, you must also configure SMTP setup. To set up automatic email notifications: Double-click the Windows Home Server icon tray.
  • Page 115 Under Launch SMTP Setup, click Settings. The Internet Accounts dialog box include the following options: • Remove - Deletes an Internet Mail Account. • Properties - Displays the Properties dialog box. This dialog box lets you configure the properties of established connections. •...
  • Page 116 Enter your name, then click Next. Enter your email address, then click Next. 4 Managing the server...
  • Page 117 10 Enter the SMTP server information, then click Next. Note: If you do not know your incoming and outgoing SMTP server name, contact your ISP (Internet service provider).
  • Page 118 11 Enter the account name and password your ISP has given you, then click Next. Note: Select the “Log On Using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)” check box if your ISP requires you to use Secure Password Authentication to access your mail account. 12 Click Finish.
  • Page 119: Explore The Windows Home Server Icon

    Explore the Windows Home Server icon The Windows Home Server icon notifies you about the health and status of the home server and your home computers. This includes notifications about user account password mismatches, software upgrades, and backup status. The icon also provides quick access to the Windows Home Server Connector software via a right-click menu.
  • Page 120 4 Managing the server...
  • Page 121: Configuring The Hard Disk Drive

    5 Configuring the hard disk drive The system supports up to four 3.5-inch hot-swappable SATA hard disk drives. Warning: The first hard drive, located on the bottom of the HDD bay, is not hot-swappable. Adding a hard disk drive Caution: Hard drives are formatted before they are added to the server storage.
  • Page 122 (2) Remove the HDD carrier by pressing the HDD carrier latch (1). (3) Pull the lever (2) and slide the HDD carrier from the chassis (3). (4) Insert the new drive into the right side of the carrier aligning the pins into the HDD’s mounting holes (1). (5) Slightly bend the left side rail and insert the pins into the HDD’s mounting holes (2).
  • Page 123 (6) With the lever still extended, slide the carrier all the way into the drive bay (1). Do not push on the lever until it begins to close by itself. (7) Use the lever to push the carrier until it docks into place, then close the lever (2).
  • Page 124 (3) Click the Server Storage tab. (4) Select the newly installed hard drive (either internal or external), then click Add to run the Add a Hard Drive Wizard. (5) Click Next. (6) Select from the following options: - Add this hard drive to your server storage to increase the storage capacity of your home server.
  • Page 125 - Use this hard drive to back up files that are stored on your home server. This option allows you to backup all your home server shared folders. You can refer to the Windows Home Server Console Help for detailed instructions. Important: When you add a hard drive to your server storage, you commit it to be part of your total server-storage space.
  • Page 126: Removing A Hard Disk Drive

    Removing a hard disk drive Caution: Always remove the hard drive from the Windows Home Server Console before removing an HDD from the home server. You will lose all files on a hard drive if you physically disconnect the HDD from your home server without running the Remove a Hard Drive Wizard and you can no longer find the hard drive in order to connect it again.
  • Page 127 Remove the HDD from the home server. Note: Before removing the HDD, make sure the HDD indicator on the front panel lights purple. (1) Open the door of the home server. (2) Press the HDD carrier latch (1). (3) Pull the lever (2) and slide the HDD carrier from the chassis (3).
  • Page 128: Replacing A Failed Hard Disk Drive

    (4) Close the door of the home server. Replacing a failed hard disk drive Follow steps 1 and 2 of the “Removing a hard disk drive” section. Remove the HDD from the carrier. (1) Gently pry open the left side rail (1, 2), as shown. (2) Remove the drive from the carrier (3).
  • Page 129 (2) Slightly bend the left side rail and insert the pins into the HDD’s mounting holes (2). Install the new HDD to the home server.
  • Page 130 5 Configuring the hard disk drive...
  • Page 131: Troubleshooting

    This chapter describes a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your home server. If you are unable to resolve problems on your own, contact your dealer or local Acer representative for assistance. First steps checklist •...
  • Page 132: Recovering Or Restoring The Home Server

    Recovering or restoring the home server Aspire easyStore H340 includes a Server Recovery DVD that allows you to recover your home server after a system failure (i.e., the operating system is corrupted, the main system hard drive failed). You can also use this disc to restore the home server to its factory default.
  • Page 133 Read the End-User License Agreement. If you agree with the terms of the agreement, then select the “I accept the terms of the user license agreement” option button. Click Next. Uninstall the Acer Aspire easyStore H340 and Windows Home Server Connector from your computer.
  • Page 134 Recover the home server. (1) Hold down the power button for 4 seconds to turn off the home server. (2) Press the power button to turn it on. (3) Turn the system around so that you have access to the back of the unit.
  • Page 135: To Restore To Factory Default Setting

    Read the End-User License Agreement. If you agree with the terms of the agreement, then select the “I accept the terms of the user license agreement” option button. Click Next. Uninstall the Acer Aspire easyStore H340 and Windows Home Server Connector from your computer.
  • Page 136 Recover or reset the home server: (1) Hold down the power button for 4 seconds to turn off the home server. (2) Press the power button to turn it on. (3) Turn the system around so that you have access to the back of the unit.
  • Page 137: Restoring A Home Computer

    Important: You need the Windows Home Server administrator password to restore a home computer. Place the Aspire easyStore H340 PC Recovery Disc in the CD drive of the computer that you want to restore. Restart the computer and boot from CD.
  • Page 138 When you boot the home computer to the PC Recovery Disc, it lists the NIC (network interface card) and storage devices it has found and it provides an option to load drivers, as shown in the screenshot below. It can also search USB flash or USB floppy drives for driver files and load any found Windows drivers.
  • Page 139: Restoring Files From A Backup

    Restoring files from a backup You can browse and restore lost files from any client computer on your home network that has been backed up with Windows Home Server. To restore files and folders from a backup: Open the Windows Home Server Console. Click the Computers &...
  • Page 140: Update Your Home Server With Aspire Easystore H340 Software Update

    Update your home server with Aspire easyStore H340 Software Update The Aspire easyStore H340 Software Update is a tool which allows you to easily update the home server BIOS, drivers, and add-in software. To install the Aspire easyStore H340 Software Update utility: Place the Aspire easyStore H340 Software Installation Disc in the optical drive of the home computer.
  • Page 141 Click Software Update. The Welcome window displays. Click Next.
  • Page 142 Select a destination directory, then click Next. Select a program folder or enter a new folder, then click Next. 6 Troubleshooting...
  • Page 143 Select the options you want installed on your hard drive, then click Next. Click Install. Click Finish.
  • Page 144 Make sure the Aspire easyStore H340 Software Update utility is installed on the computer. Refer to previous section for detailed instruction. On your computer, click Start > Programs > Aspire easyStore H340 Software Update > Software Update. In the Home Server field, select the home server you want to update.
  • Page 145: Specific Problems And Corrective Actions

    Specific problems and corrective actions The following contains specific problems that may arise during the use of your server. Possible solutions are listed for each problem. Power indicator does not light. • Make sure the power button on the front panel is turned on. •...
  • Page 146 For detailed instructions on how to copy the backup database from your Windows Home Server, go to http://www.microsoft.com/ windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/support.mspx Web browser cannot display the Aspire easyStore H340 Remote Access page when accessing through URL • Make sure the Web site connectivity in Settings is turned on.
  • Page 147 Can’t connect to some computers on the Aspire easyStore H340 Remote Access page Make sure the home computer is configured to allows remote desktop connection. To configure computers that are running Windows XP: Log on to the computer with a user account that has administrator privileges.
  • Page 148 Click Select Users. User accounts with administrator privileges are automatically allowed to connect. If you want to allow additional user accounts to remotely access this computer, click Add to enter those user accounts. If you use Windows Firewall, open Control Panel, then click Security.

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