Home Server Setup

This series of articles is for those of you who just purchased, or are looking to purchase, a HP MediaSmart Server. We have some great video coming up and some wonderful information to help get you started with your HP MediaSmart Server.

Welcome to Windows Home Server

Here at connecteddigitalworld.com we would like to join with Microsoft and HP in welcoming you to a whole new world of managing your digital movies, music, pictures, file sharing and most importantly, backups!

iTunes Server

When you purchase a HP MediaSmart Server you can use your existing internet service and access your home server website from the outside world. If you purchased a EX490 or EX495 then the portal to your server looks like the picture below.

iTunes Server Setup

With this portal you can access your music by selecting the Media Streamer icon.

iTunes Server Setup

You can then stream all of your music, photos and videos. You can even stream your podcasts. The image below shows the HP MediaSmart Server Media Streamer in action!

iTunes Server Setup

Do you need to setup your Media Streamer? If so, check out the following video.

iTunes Server setup in software version HP 3.0

The following video shows how to enable the HP Media Collector and is for those of you that have an EX490/EX495. This video also applies to anyone who has purchased and installed the 3.0 software update from HP.

Want to know about the 3.0 Software from HP? Check out this article:


Once you have completed the iTunes Server setup you are ready to access your music from the internet!

Be sure to check out future articles that will show you how your HP MSS Windows Home Server can enhance your digital experience.

Timothy Daleo