Updating the hp mediasmart server
Today I am happy to say that I am a proud owner of an HP Media Smart Server EX470 running Windows Server 2012 Essentials. In this post I will be sharing with you the steps I took to install Windows Server 2012 Essentials on my EX470.
The first step is to understand what is required for this project.
The HP stuff is cool, but to be honest, I never used it past simple testing.
Plus, the server now ships with a OS X WHS management tool.
It’s essentially a repacked remote desktop client, but it gets the job done.
It runs Microsoft’s Windows Home Server, but HP equipped it with a slightly different user interface to make it accessible to the non-tech crowd.
Nearly anyone looking for a backup and central storage solution should be able to use this guy.