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Windows Home Server For Dummies

If you work in an office, you probably don’t lose much sleep worrying about whether your files are safe if your PC melts down. Company IT departments handle those things for business networks. But how about all those precious photos, address lists, the family genealogy, and everything else that lives on your home network? Windows Home Server can save the day if one of your personal PCs hiccups, and Windows Home Server For Dummies serves up all the stuff you need to know to put it to work.
Forget everything you’ve heard about previous versions of Windows Server; this all-new variation has been designed for people who don’t wear white lab coats or pocket protectors. Woody Leonhard has tested it and it passed with flying colors. If you have a home or small business network, this book shows you how Windows Home Server helps you

Share files among all the PCs in your home
Access your files from anywhere
Make regular backups automatically
Store files securely
Play music, TV shows, or movies on your Xbox
Share multimedia across your network
Keep your virus protection and system upgrades up to date
Get regular reports on the overall health of your network

Windows Home Server For Dummies provides sage advice on choosing a version of Windows Home Server, installing it, setting up users and passwords, using remote access, scheduling automatic scans and backups, and having fun with multimedia. Trust Woody— you’ll sleep better.

Windows PowerShell 2 for Dummies

Prepare for the future of Microsoft automation with this no-nonsense guide

Windows PowerShell 2 is the scripting language that enables automation within the Windows operating system. Packed with powerful new features, this latest version is complex, and Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies is the perfect guide to help system administrators get up to speed.

Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the program managers and developers, this book covers every new feature of Windows PowerShell 2 in a friendly, easy-to-follow format.

Windows PowerShell 2 is the updated scripting language that enables system administrators to automate Windows operating systems
System administrators with limited scripting experience will find this book helps them learn the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 2 quickly and easily
Translates the jargon and complex syntax of Windows PowerShell 2
Covers script debugging improvements, the ability to invoke commands remotely, and the new user interface
Uses real-world applications to clarify the theory, fundamentals, and techniques of the scripting language

Written by a Microsoft MVP with direct access to the developers of Windows PowerShell 2
Windows PowerShell 2 For Dummies makes this tool easily accessible to administrators of every experience level.

Windows XP Gigabook for Dummies

What’s a Gigabook? A collection of just about everything you need to know on a topic, all in one convenient place! Windows XP Gigabook For Dummies takes the best from five other For Dummies books and squeezes out everything but the most important stuff. This single super-sized reference — more than 800 pages’ worth — gives you a go-to guide on everything connected with Windows XP, PCs and peripherals, the Internet, Office 2003, and Money 2004. You might think of it as a “greatest hits” collection.
Want to know how to set up, navigate, use, and maintain Windows XP? It’s all in Book I. Book II covers the care and feeding of PCs in general and takes you on a complete tour of peripherals—those add-ons that make computing cool. Want to explore the world via the World Wide Web? Check Book III. And if you finally have to do some work, check into Book IV, where you’ll get the complete story on Office 2003 and Money 2004. You’ll discover how to:

Customize Windows XP, set up user accounts, and share files
Work with digital photos, Windows Media Player, and Windows Movie Maker
Choose a printer, scanner, game hardware, and additional storage
Set up a wireless home network
Get online safely, protect your kids, create your own Web pages, and cruise for bargains on eBay
Use Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
Manage your finances with Microsoft Money

Windows XP Gigabook For Dummies is packed with information that’s easy to find and even easier to understand. Keep it handy for reference—you’ll be gigapleased with how useful it is!

Windows XP Gigabook for Dummies

What’s a Gigabook? A collection of just about everything you need to know on a topic, all in one convenient place! Windows XP Gigabook For Dummies takes the best from five other For Dummies books and squeezes out everything but the most important stuff. This single super-sized reference — more than 800 pages’ worth — gives you a go-to guide on everything connected with Windows XP, PCs and peripherals, the Internet, Office 2003, and Money 2004. You might think of it as a “greatest hits” collection.
Want to know how to set up, navigate, use, and maintain Windows XP? It’s all in Book I. Book II covers the care and feeding of PCs in general and takes you on a complete tour of peripherals—those add-ons that make computing cool. Want to explore the world via the World Wide Web? Check Book III. And if you finally have to do some work, check into Book IV, where you’ll get the complete story on Office 2003 and Money 2004.

You’ll discover how to:

Customize Windows XP, set up user accounts, and share files
Work with digital photos, Windows Media Player, and Windows Movie Maker
Choose a printer, scanner, game hardware, and additional storage
Set up a wireless home network
Get online safely, protect your kids, create your own Web pages, and cruise for bargains on eBay
Use Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint
Manage your finances with Microsoft Money

Windows XP Gigabook For Dummies is packed with information that’s easy to find and even easier to understand. Keep it handy for reference—you’ll be gigapleased with how useful it is!

Windows 7 for Dummies

The perfect plain-English guide to the much-anticipated release of Windows 7

Whether you’re new to computers or just eager to start using the newest version of Windows, Windows For Dummies, Enhanced Edition answers all your questions about the changes and new tools in Windows 7, enhanced with detailed video tutorials. Windows expert Andy Rathbone walks you step by step through the most common Windows 7 tasks, including managing files, applications, media, and Internet access. You’ll learn how to navigate the interface, customize the desktop, and work with the file system. You’ll then go deeper into the system, discovering new features and improvements, and finding tips and techniques for getting the most out of Windows 7.

Covers basic management of applications, files, and data; creating and printing documents; setting up an Internet connection and e-mail account; and online security
Includes specially produced videos explaining features and illustrating techniques in greater depth
Explores using Windows to edit and manage audio, video, and photo files, and how to create CDs, DVDs, and playlists with Media Center
Helps you tweak and customize Windows 7 to operate your way and set up user accounts, build a home network, and maintain your PC
Provides troubleshooting advice, helps you find missing files and use the Help system, and explains common error messages

Windows 7 For Dummies, Enhanced Edition will have you up and running on the newest version of Windows quickly and easily.