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. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. CAUTION for plug as disconnecting device Observe the following guidelines when connecting and disconnecting power to the power supply unit:...
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.
• 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. •...
need for service • the product does not operate normally after following the operating instructions Note: Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, since improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition.
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.
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1 Introduction Features Specifications Overview Front view Rear view System LED indicators 2 Setting up the system Check package contents Select a location System requirements 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...
Access the shared folders on the home server Enable iTunes service Stream Media files Using the one-touch USB backup feature Accessing the RevoCenter via Windows Phone 7 Alerts Users Devices Media 5 Configuring the hard disk drive Adding a hard disk drive Removing a hard disk drive Replacing a failed hard disk drive 6 Troubleshooting...
1 Introduction Thank you for choosing the RevoCenter Series. The RevoCenter Series is a data storage and digital media content server for your digital home. Featuring an Intel® Atom™ processor, up to 4 GB memory, four-drive hot-swap bays*, Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA and four USB ports for extended storage, a USB backup port for backing up data to a USB storage device, and a recovery/reset button to recover from a system failure or reset the system to factory default.
Media files” on page 76 for more information. • Remotely wakeup the home server. See “When the back up process is completed, the USB backup indicator turns solid white.” on page 81.
Specifications Processor Intel® Atom™ Processor Chipset ICH9R Drive storage Up to four 3.5-inch hot-swappable SATA hard disk drives (HDD) Memory Up to 4 GB DDR3 MHz unbuffered SDRAM Ethernet High performance (10/100/1000) Gigabit Ethernet port I/O ports USB 2.0 ports (1 front ), Gigabit Ethernet port, eSATA port, recovery/reset button Power 220 W, 100-240 V AC...
Digital media player support Any DLNA certified device Digital media file • MPEG-2, MPEG-1, WMV/VC-1, AVI, DVR-MS, H.264/ support MPEG-4 AVC, WMA, MPEG-1 Layer 3, WAV, LPCM, AAC, JPEG, PNG, RAW • .mpeg, .mpg, .wmv, .avi, .drv-ms, .mp4, .wma, .mp3, .wav, .m4a, .m4h, .mp4, .jpg, .png Physical WxHxD: 200 x 180 x 212 mm...
Icon Component Hard disk drive (HDD) status indicator Network 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...
Rear view Icon Component Recovery/reset button eSATA port USB port Gigabit Ethernet port Power connector System fan Note: If you plug a USB storage device into a USB port and the system doesn’t detect it, please unplug the device and plug it into another USB port to see if it works.
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 State Description Power White System is connected to the power button supply and turned on and ready for use...
Indicator Color State Description System White Random • System is booting status blink • Brand new HDD is mounted before disk format is performed System initialize operation completed. Purple May indicate the following states: • System failure • HDD failure •...
Indicator Color State Description Network White Link between system and network Random Network access blink Network disconnected USB device White • USB storage device is connected backup to the USB port • Backup completed Random System is backing up files from a blink USB storage device For detailed instructions on how to...
Gigabit Ethernet port LED indicators Indicator Color State Description Speed None 10 Mbps connection indicator Green 100 Mbps connection Amber 1000 Mbps connection Link/ Green Network link is detected activity indicator Random Transmit or receive activity blink No network connection...
2 Setting up the system Follow these steps to set up the RevoCenter Series to run in your home network. • Check package contents • Select a location for the home server • Ensure your computer meets the minimum specifications required •...
Check package contents Check the following items from the package: • RevoCenter Series system • Power cord • Network cable • RevoCenter Series Installation discs • Server Recovery Disc - Use this disc to recover your home server after a system failure or restore the home server to its factory default.
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 •...
System requirements 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 •...
• Internet connection • 100 Mbps to 1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet connection • Broadband connection (DSL or cable) • Broadband router (DHCP enabled and meets UPnP standards.) • Digital media player for streaming media files • iTunes 7.1 or later •...
Connect to the home network Important: Connect the RevoCenter 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 are 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 white after startup.
Install the Windows Home Server Connector on the first computer After setting up your RevoCenter 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 your user account settings.
Click the Download and run the setup wizard icon. Click the Download Software for windows icon to help you connect this computer to the server.
After the components are installed, the Windows Home Server Connector installation starts to find and connect to your RevoCenter Series. After the installation process is done, there will be a pop up window to ask for password to enter dashboard.
Note: If Microsoft .Net 4.0 isn't installed on your PC, the Windows Home Server Connector installer will download and install it. This process may take some time. Note: Please ensure your PC's wireless and wired connections are on the same subnet to avoid causing problems when setting up Windows Home Server.
Install the Windows Home Server Connector on the client computers You can follow similar steps to install connector software on other computers. Please go to Explorer and find your home server (with the computer name you have assigned) in other devices, then double- click the device icon to get started the set up process.
Enter the Windows Home Server administrator password. Click Next and follow all onscreen instructions until you finish installation. Once installation is complete the Windows Home Server Launch Pad icon appears in the system task tray. To install the Windows Home Server connector directly from the home server Open a Web browser.
Note: Please ensure your PC's wireless and wired connections are on the same subnet to avoid causing problems when setting up Windows Home Server. Connect to the Home Server Dashboard In order to remotely administer the home server, you need to log onto the Windows Home Server Dashboard.
To log onto the home server using Windows Home Server icon: On your computer, click Start > Programs > Windows Home Server 2011 Launch Pad then use your predefined User name and password to log in. There will be four short cuts in the launch pad as below.
Click the Dashboard icon and enter your administrator password to log in the dashboard main page.
3 Windows Home Server Dashboard The Windows Home Server Dashboard is a tool that provides remote management of the home server and allows you to monitor and back up 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...
on each of your home computers, they are automatically backed up on each night to your home server. The options on the Computers & Backup tab allow you to: • View the computer properties • Start a backup for the computer •...
Users You can use the Users tab on the Windows Home Server Dashboard 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: •...
Server Folders and Hard Drives You can use the Server Folders and Hard Drives tab on the Windows Home Server Dashboard 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.
Previous versions are enabled by default but can be disabled/enabled manually through the Server Folders and Hard Drives tab. Opening a hard drive's properties will display “Shadow Copy” options. Shadow Copies is the technology that enables the use of previous versions on the shared folders.
The options on the Share folders and Hard Drives tab allow you to: • ADD - Create a new shared folder on the home server. • VIEW/CHANGE - View and change shared folder properties. • OPEN - Browse files and folders in the shared folder. •...
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 status sub-tab contains six panels, which show all settings and events.
Last recorded events This panel shows the last power events like standby or wake-up. System Information The System Information tab on the Windows Home Server Dashboard provides an all around monitoring mechanism to help you keep an eye on the home server’s health and performance details. System Information supports the following features: •...
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. Note: When you restart the Home Server, the LED brightness will revert back to its default settings. Note: The Wi-Fi settings can only be enabled when a wireless module is embedded in the system.
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. In the Hardware Health and Performance Monitor page, you can configure the following settings: •...
entire network from one convenient location so you can take the necessary actions to correct any problems. The possible health states are as follows: For more information, right-click the Windows Home Server icon, click Help. Green - your home network is healthy Yellow - your home network is at risk Red - your home server has found a critical problem Blue - tray information such as backup...
server settings. The Settings window provides a variety of administrative options. In the Settings window you can configure the settings for the following categories: • General • Media • Home Group • Remote Web Access...
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.
HomeGroup A HomeGroup makes it easier to share pictures, music, videos, and documents with other computers running Windows 7. The HomeGroup is connected with a password, which you can change at any time, and you can always choose what you want to share with the group. Only those people who belong to the HomeGroup can see shared files and folders.
Remote Web 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 RevoCenter Series home page.
• Port 80 - Connects over your home network to the RevoCenter Series home page using the HTTP protocol. • Port 443 - Connects over your home network to the RevoCenter Series logon page using HTTPS, an encrypted Secure Sockets Layer protocol. •...
After you configure remote access, test the remote connectivity from outside of your home. Refer to “Access the RevoCenter Series home page” on page 71.
4 Managing the server After you complete the Windows Home Server Setup and install the Windows Home Server Connector software on all of your home computers, you can now perform the following tasks: • Create user accounts • Add a shared folder •...
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: •...
Click the Users tab. Select Guest, then click View the account properties, be sure the user account check box is selected. 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: Double-click the Windows Home Server icon in the system tray. Log on to the Windows Home Server Launch pad. Click the Dashboard icon. Click Users tab, then click Add a user account. On the User Accounts Setup window, click Change the password policy set a user accounts password policy.
Select the shared folder access for this user account then click Next. Select Remote Web Access for this user account. Select the Do not allow Remote Web Access check box if you don't want to allow the user to remotely access the home server. 10 Click Create account.
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 in the system tray.
Configure backup for home computers You can customize the backup of each of your home computers from the Windows Home Server Dashboard. 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.
Back up status The back up status will be displayed in the column.
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. To back up the home server: Double-click the Windows Home Server icon in the system tray.
Be sure that Show all disks that can be used as back up disks is selected, then select the drive you would like to use to back up your home server. 10 Click Next, and label the destination disks.
11 Click Next and specify the back up schedule. 12 Click Next. And select which items to back up.
13 Confirm the back up settings and click Apply settings. Back up HDD configuration 14 When you’ve finished the , you can the back up the drive info from the Dashboard.
Access the RevoCenter 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 RevoCenter Series home page, you can perform the following: •...
Log on to the Windows Home Server Launch Pad then click the Remote Access Icon. Log on with User name and password. The home page include three tabs: • Home - This page appears every time you log on to the Web page.
Note: Make sure that the home computer is configured to allow remote access. • Shared Folders - Allows you to access the shared folders you have access privileges over the Internet. • Media Library - Allows you to remote streaming media files that is stored on the default share folders (Pictures/Music/ Videos) •...
Access the shared folders on the home server To access the shared folders using the Windows Home Server icon: Right-click the Windows Home Server icon . in the system tray. Click Shared Folders. Double-click a shared folder in the window to open it.
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 in the system tray.
Stream Media files 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. Make sure Digital Media Server is enabled. Open the Windows Media Player.
Click the Library tab. The Acer RevoCenter Series appears in the navigation pane. Browse or search for the item you want to play, then click the Play button.
To stream audio in iTunes: Make sure that media sharing and the iTunes service are enabled. Refer to “Enable iTunes service” on page 75 for more information. Open the iTunes. The Acer RevoCenter Series appears under Shared on the left of the iTunes window. Audio files are streamed in iTunes and displayed under the Shared list.
Using the one-touch USB backup feature The USB backup button on the front panel allows you to back up data from a USB storage device to the home server. Windows Home Server copies all files into the Public shared folders first then classifies the files according to media type into their corresponding shared folders, namely Music, Videos, Photos.
Press the USB backup button. The USB backup indicator blinks white. All files on the USB storage device are copied into the Public shared folders. 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.
When the back up process is completed, the USB backup indicator turns solid white. Accessing the RevoCenter via Windows Phone 7 After you configure a user account on the server for remote access, you can use a Windows Phone 7 device to remotely access your home server, even when you are outside your home.
Open the My Home Server application on your Windows Phone 7 device. Enter your Windows Home Server address and press submit. Enter your user name and password for the server and press Sign Note: If you want to download or upload files to folders, you must log on with a personal user account that has read/write authority.
Users users panorama item is designed to perform basic user management tasks, including: • View user account details • Enable/disable a user account • Change a user account password Devices devices panorama lets you: • View the computers on your home network and their MAC details. •...
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.
(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).
(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).
(3) Click the Alert Viewer. (4) Select the new hard drive warning message then click Format the hard disk. (5) Select the hard disk to format then click Format disk.
Removing a hard disk drive Caution: If you are removing a hard drive which is defined as a server back up drive, be sure to remove it from Dashboard before removing it from the home server. Safely remove a Server Back up drive from the Windows Home Server Console.
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).
(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).
(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.
6 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 •...
Recovering or restoring the home server RevoCenter Series 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.
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 user license agreement option button. Please prepare a USB pen drive which is larger than 8 GB, connect to the client PC and then click Next to create the USB back up image.
Recover the home server. (1) Connect the USB pen drive with the server restore image inside and plug into USB port on server. (2) Press the power button to turn on the system, after you hear beep Recovery sound, quickly insert a paperclip into the pin hole at the back of the system.
Select Restore your server from a back up: Use this option to recover from a system failure. You will lose your system settings and user accounts. Data recovery will be attempted. (Recommended).
Click Next and follow all onscreen instructions until you finish recovery process.
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. •...
(3) Select Reset the Windows Home Server Dashboard from the drop-down menu. (4) Click OK. Backup service is not running If backup service is not running, please restart the If you see the console . error message, try resetting the home server. Launch Windows Home Server Dashboard.
Can’t connect to some computers on the RevoCenter Series 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.
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.