Select Built-in Ethernet on the left menu. The router IP address is on the right side of the Network dialog. Figure : Network dialog. Type cmd and click OK. In the DOS window, type ipconfig and press Enter.
Use the Default Gateway IP address to log on to your router. Once logged in to the router, look for a list of connected devices. Each router is different.
See your router's documentation if you do not find the server's IP address right away. Log on to the server using either a guest account, user account, or administrator account. Pinging the Server To troubleshoot a connection failure, you can ping the server. Install Software on the First PC The following sections outline the key decision points during the software installation. Subsequent installations can be on a Windows or Mac computer.
Verify that you have administrator privileges on the computer where you are doing the install. Check for Administrator Privileges You must have administrative privileges on your computer to install the software. Complete the following steps to view or change user account settings. On Mac OS X This software is used to. Provide a single point of access for all of the server's features,. Figure : Install Wizard. Connects your computer to the server.
The Windows Home Server software installation runs only once—on the first computer where you run the Software Installation Disc. Figure : Windows Home Server Connector.
Select to wake up this computer if it is in sleep or hibernate mode to run a scheduled backup If you do not turn on this option now, you can enable it later. At the computer, double-click the Windows Home Server icon in the system tray. Check Wake this Computer for Backup in the shortcut menu. Server names can be:. It cannot be changed later. Write down your server name.
The default name is hpserverex. Figure : Name the Server. Set the server password Create a strong password. A strong password must be at least 7 characters long and must fulfill three of the following requirements:. The password hint can be seen by anyone who clicks the Password hint button on the Windows Home Server Connector logon window. The server password is not the same as a user password.
User accounts and passwords are setup in the Windows Home Server Console. Figure : Server Password. This may take some time to complete, but does not require additional information from you.
Figure : Windows Home Server Updates. Installing updates ensures that you experience the full functionality and optimal performance of the HP MediaSmart Server. If you want to check for updates at a later time, see Updating and Rolling Back the Server.
Install server updates if they are available If there is an update, select it and complete the instructions on the screen to install it. If no items appear in the Locations section of the sidebar, hold the pointer over the word Locations , then click Show. Registered User: Connect to the other Mac using a valid login name and password. If necessary, enter your user name and password, then select volumes or shared folders on the server.
In some cases you need the network area or workgroup for the shared computer. For information about the correct format for network addresses, see Network address formats and protocols. If necessary, enter your user name and password, then select the server volumes or shared folders. Click OK.
After the network drive is mounted, a shortcut to it will be placed on your desktop. Open System Preferences , and select Accounts. Select your user account and then click the Login Items tab. Industry Partners.
Although you can hit Command-K to access the Connect to Server dialog I even copied the "Network" icon from the left most finder column. Microsoft Windows and Apple computers use Server Message Block to control file and printer sharing between connected computers and devices. When an.