Information for your safety and comfort 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.
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.
Warning! The grounding pin is a safety feature. Using a power outlet that is not properly grounded may result in electric shock and/or injury. Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that may interfere with the performance of this product.
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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.
Operation conditions This part complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Notice: Canadian users This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Contents Getting started 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 Create user accounts Configure the home server for remote access Access the Aspire easyStore Series home page Add a shared folder Access the shared folders on the home server...
Getting started Follow these steps to set up the Aspire easyStore Series to run in your home network. • Check package contents • Select a location for the home server • Look at the recommended requirements • Connect the power cord •...
Check package contents Check the following items from the package: • Aspire easyStore Series system • Power cord • Network cable • Aspire easyStore Series Installation discs • Software Installation Disc Use this disc to do the following: - Install the Windows Home Server Connector software. Refer to the Aspire easyStore Series User Guide for detailed instructions.
Select a location Before unpacking and installing the home server, select a suitable site for the system for maximum efficiency. Consider the following factors when choosing a site for the home server: • Near a grounded power outlet • Clean and dust free •...
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 •...
Connect to the home network Important: Connect the Aspire easyStore Series 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. Connect one end of the network cable into the network port and the other end to a Gigabit Ethernet port on a broadband router.
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.
Install the Windows Home Server Connector on the first computer After setting up your Aspire easyStore Series, 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 the account settings.
Click Install the software on the computer, then click Next. Click Install to begin the installation process. The Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0, Windows Installer 3.1, and Acer Update, and Aspire easyStore Series components are installed.
After the components are installed, the Windows Home Server Connector installation starts to find and connect to your Aspire easyStore Series. Once the server is found, the Welcome window appears.
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.
Note: Performing the initial Windows Update automatically may take up to one hour. You may select Let me download and install the updates myself to speed up the process. Click Next. Select the “Yes, wake up this computer if it is in sleep or hibernate mode and back it up”...
Click Next. 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.
Note: You will not be able to perform the initial configuration on a default resolution of 1024 x 600. You will need to switch to a higher resolution before doing the initial configuration. 11 Click Next. The Windows Home Server initialization begins and could take a some time depending on your hardware.
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. 15 Enter a strong Windows Home Server administrator password, confirmation password, and a password hint.
server and client PC. Connect the two and insert the Server Recovery Disc into the client PC's optical drive to start the process. 16 Click the Next arrow. 17 Select the “User recommended settings” option button if you want to use Windows Update to automatically download and install updates for Windows Home Server, then click the Next arrow.
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.
20 Click the Next arrow to automatically download and install available Windows Home Server updates. This could take a few minutes to complete but will not need additional information from you. Important: Do not restart or turn off your home server during the update process.
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.
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. also appears in the system appears on...
Create user accounts After you complete Windows Home Server Setup and install the Windows Home Server Connector software, you are ready to set up your user accounts. There are two types of user accounts that you can set up for the home server: •...
Enter the home server administrator password, then click the Next arrow. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Configure the home server for remote access You must configure your home server for remote access to easily access your files and home computers from anywhere with an Internet connection. You can download files, upload files, connect to your home computers, and administer the home server. To configure the home server for remote access: Important: Only personal user accounts with remote access permissions can log on to the Aspire easyStore Series home page.
setting must be enabled on your router for Windows Home Server to automatically configure it. In this step, Windows Home Server configures the persistent port forwarding from your UPnP certified router to your home server, as follows: • Port 80 - Connects over your home network to the Aspire easyStore Series home page using the HTTP protocol.
12 Enter the domain name and select a subdomain name. 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 Series Web page.
Access the Aspire easyStore Series 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 Series home page, you can perform the following: •...
Click Log On. The home page include three tabs: • Home - This page appears every time you log on to the Web page. • Computers - Allows you to perform remote administration on the home server and the home computers. To access your home server, click Connect to your Home Server on the Computers tab and enter the administrator password.
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.
Click Next. Assign user rights to the new share folder, then click Finish. Click Done to exit the wizard.
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.
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: •...
To access the shared folders using the Internet: Log on to the Aspire easyStore Series home page. See “Access the Aspire easyStore Series home page” on page 39. Click the Shared Folders tab. You can navigate to a particular shared folder, then download or upload files to your home server.
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 PlayStation 3, 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.
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 PlayStation3 users to share media files on the home server. The home server supports the following digital media files: •...
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.
Stream audio in Windows Media Player To stream audio in Windows Media Player 11: Make sure that media sharing is enabled. Refer to “Enable media sharing” on page 46 for more information. Make sure Digital Media Server is enabled. Refer to “Enable Digital Media Server”...
Browse or search for the item you want to play, then click Play. Click the Library tab. The Acer Aspire easyStore Series appears in the navigation pane.
Browse or search for the item you want to play, then click the Play button.
Place the Aspire easyStore Series Software Installation Disc in the optical drive of the client computer. The installation wizard starts. Or, double-click on the Acer ClientCD Utility.exe file to begin installation. The Welcome window appears. Click Install the software on the computer, then click Next.
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”...
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.
More information Refer to the following help resources on how to use the Aspire easyStore Series. • Aspire easyStore Series User Guide. This guide is available on the Aspire easyStore Series Software Installation Disc. To view the User Guide: Place the Software Installation Disc in your computer’s optical drive.
Click User Guide. Select a language from the list, then click Next. • Windows Home Server Console Help. To view the Help, click Help on the upper right hand corner of the Windows Home Server Console window.