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Garbettron

First build, would appreciate some expert help :)

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Garbettron

Hi guys,

New to this forum and have a few questions about a particular set-up and what I intend to use it for. So here goes.

 

I recently acquired a HP Prolient n54L and a copy of WHS2011. Here's what I plan to use it for..

 

-MY first goal is to use this server to be able to access services such as bbc iplayer/Netflix/the rest from Afghanistan among other countries. (Not sure of the best way to do this? VPN?)

 

-access my films (HD) on hard drives which I would prefer to leave at home

 

-allow others access (don't fancy paying Afghanistan Internet connection fees. Plan on allowing others access in return for them paying for my connection. (Business..))

 

-a media server for my parents while I am away so they also have access to my films etc (hidden folder pretty necessary.. My mother doesn't need access to my porn collection..)

 

-configurable from Afghanistan as again, calling my parents and asking them to re-configure a server, blind is about as much use as a chocolate fire guard.

 

I don't want to waste your time with guides etc, I'm sure there are plenty on the web (although I would gladly receive direction as to where to find them) I'd just like to know is this possible and easy enough.

 

I'm not a technophobe. I have just never touched a server or done any sort of networking tasks. So hopefully this is a good starting point..

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks!

 

Garbettron

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ikon

I think jmwills is going to be one of your best resources in this situation.

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Garbettron

Is he/she a member on this forum? Excuse my ignorance. Its genetic.

Edit: i am an idiot. Fired off a message.

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ikon

jmwills is a valued, scholarly, patriotic, contributing member of these fora B) 

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