RevoCenter Series Quick Start Guide Windows Home Server 2011 Copyright © 2011 All Rights Reserved. RevoCenter Series Quick Start Guide Model Number : _________________________________ Serial Number: ___________________________________ Purchase Date: ___________________________________ Place of Purchase: ________________________________ 1 Safety instructions Read these instructions carefully. Keep this document for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Turning the product off before cleaning Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. CAUTION for plug as disconnecting device Observe the following guidelines when connecting and disconnecting power to the power supply unit: Install the power supply unit before connecting the power cord to the AC power outlet. Unplug the power cord before removing the power supply unit from the computer. If the system has multiple sources of power, disconnect power from the system by unplugging all power cords from the power supplies. CAUTION for Accessibility Be sure that the power outlet you plug the power cord into is easily accessible and located as close to the equipment operator as possible. When you need to disconnect the power, be sure to unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. CAUTION for Listening To protect your hearing, follow these instructions. • Increase the volume gradually until you can hear clearly and comfortably. • Do not increase the volume level after your ears have adjusted. • Do not listen to music at high volumes for extended periods. • Do not increase the volume to block out noisy surroundings. • Decrease the volume if you can't hear people speaking near you. English Information for your safety and comfort English 2 Warnings • Do not use this product near water. • Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged. • Slots and openings are provided for ventilation to ensure reliable operation of the product and to protect it from overheating. These openings must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the product on a bed, sofa, rug or other similar surface. This product should never be placed near or over a radiator or heat register, or in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided. • Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind onto or into the product. • To avoid damage of internal components and to prevent battery leakage, do not place the product on a vibrating surface. • Never use it under sporting, exercising, or any vibrating environment which will probably cause unexpected short current or damage rotor devices, HDD, Optical drive, and even exposure risk from lithium battery pack. Using electrical power • This product should be operated from the type of power indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or local power company. • Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not place this product where people will walk on the cord. • If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the fuse rating. • Do not overload a power outlet, strip or receptacle by plugging in too many devices. The overall system load must not exceed 80% of the branch circuit rating. If power strips are used, the load should not exceed 80% of the power strip's input rating. • This product's power supply is equipped with a three-wire grounded plug. The plug only fits in a grounded power outlet. Make sure the power outlet is properly grounded before inserting the power supply plug. Do not insert the plug into a non-grounded power outlet. Contact your electrician for details. 3 Note: The grounding pin also provides good protection from unexpected noise produced by other nearby electrical devices that may interfere with the performance of this product. • The system can be powered using a wide range of voltages; 100 to 240 V AC. The power cord included with the system meets the requirements for use in the country/region where the system was purchased. Power cords for use in other countries/regions must meet the requirements for that country/region. For more information on power cord requirements, contact an authorized reseller or service provider. English Warning! The grounding pin is a safety feature. Using a power outlet that is not properly grounded may result in electric shock and/or injury. English 4 Product servicing Do not attempt to service this product yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug this product from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: • the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or frayed • liquid was spilled into the product • the product was exposed to rain or water • the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged • the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service • the product does not operate normally after following the operating instructions Note: Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions, since improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the product to normal condition. Disposal instructions Do not throw this electronic device into the trash when discarding. To minimize pollution and ensure utmost protection of the global environment, please recycle. For more information on the Waste from Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit http://global.acer.com/about/sustainability.htm 5 FCC statement This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna • Increase the separation between the device and receiver • Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help Notice: Shielded cables All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations. Notice: Peripheral devices Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to comply with the Class A limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with noncertified peripherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception. Caution Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this server. English Regulations and safety notices English 6 Notice: Canadian users This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Compliant with Russian regulatory certification 7 English Acer Incorporated 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110, U.S.A. Tel: 254-298-4000 Fax: 254-298-4147 www.acer.com Federal Communications Commission Declaration of Conformity This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. The following local Manufacturer/Importer is responsible for this declaration: Product: Server Model number: RevoCenter Series Name of responsible party: Acer America Corporation Address of responsible party: 333 West San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95110 U.S.A. Contact person: Acer Representative Tel: 254-298-4000 Fax: 254-298-4147 8 English Acer Incorporated 8F, 88, Sec.1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan Declaration of Conformity We, Acer Computer (Shanghai) Limited 8F, 88, Sec.1, Hsin Tai Wu Rd., Hsichih, Taipei Hsien 221, Taiwan Contact Person: Mr. Easy Lai Tel: 886-2-8691-3089 Fax: 886-2-8691-3120 E-mail: email@example.com Hereby declare that: Product: Server Trade Name: Acer Model Number: RevoCenter Series Is compliant with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of the following EC directives, and that all the necessary steps have been taken and are in force to assure that production units of the same product will continue comply with the requirements. EMC Directive 2004/108/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standards: • EN55022: 2006, AS/NZS CISPR22: 2006, Class B • EN55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2:2003 • EN55013:2001 + A1:2003 + A2:2006 (Applicable to product built with TV tuner module) • EN55020:2007 (Applicable to product built with TV tuner module) • EN61000-3-2: 2006, Class D • EN61000-3-3: 1995 + A1: 2001+A2: 2005 Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: • EN60950-1: 2001 + A11: 2004 • EN60065: 2002 + A1: 2006 (Applicable to product built with TV tuner module) 9 RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of the Use of certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment The standards listed below are applied to the product if built with WLAN module or wireless keyboard and mouse. R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC as attested by conformity with the following harmonized standard: • • • Article 3.1(a) Health and Safety • EN60950-1:2001 + A11:2004 • EN50371:2002 Article 3.1(b) EMC • EN301 489-1 V1.6.1 • EN301 489-3 V1.4.1 (Applicable to non-bluetooth wireless keyboard mouse set) • EN301 489-17 V1.2.1 Article 3.2 Spectrum Usages • EN300 440-2 V1.1.2 (Applicable to non-bluetooth wireless keyboard mouse set) • EN300 328 V1.7.1 • EN301 893 V1.4.1 (Applicable to 5GHz high performance RLAN) Year to begin affixing CE marking 2009. 2011/ 06 Easy Lai, Manager Regulation Center, Acer Inc. Date English Council Decision 98/482/EC (CTR21) for pan- European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). English 10 Contents Getting started 11 Check package contents 12 Select a location 13 Recommended environment 14 Connect the power cord 16 Connect to the home network 17 Power on the system 18 Install the Windows Home Server Connector on the first computer 19 Users 22 Remote Web Access 23 Access the RevoCenter Series home page 26 Add a shared folder 29 Access the shared folders on the home server 30 Media 31 Stream audio in Windows Media Player 32 Install the Windows Home Server Connector on the client computers 34 11 Follow these steps to set up the RevoCenter Series to run in your home network. • Check package contents • Select a location for the home server • Look at the recommended requirements • Connect the power cord • Connect the home server to the home network • Power on the home server • Install the Windows Home Server Connector to the first computer • Create user accounts • Configure the home server for remote access • Access the RevoCenter Series home page • Add a shared folder • Access the shared folders on the home server • Enable media sharing • Enable Digital Media Server • Stream audio in Windows Media Player • Install the Windows Home Server Connector to the client computers • Get more information about the home server For detailed information on how to use the RevoCenter Series, you can refer to the RevoCenter Series User Guide. English Getting started English 12 Check package contents Check the following items from the package: • RevoCenter Series system • Power cord • Network cable • RevoCenter Series discs • Server Recovery Disc - Use this disc to recover your home server after a system failure or restore the home server to its factory default. Refer to the RevoCenter Series User Guide for detailed instructions. • Quick Start Guide • Warranty card If any of the above items are damaged or missing, contact your reseller or retailer from which you purchased this product. 13 Before unpacking and installing the home server, select a suitable site for the system for maximum efficiency. Consider the following factors when choosing a site for the home server: • Near a grounded power outlet • Clean and dust free • Flat and stable surface free from vibration • Well-ventilated and away from sources of heat • Secluded from electromagnetic fields produced by electrical devices such as air conditioners, radio, TV transmitters, etc. English Select a location English 14 Recommended environment For best results, your computer should meet the following hardware and software requirements: • Processor • System memory • • 1 GHz Pentium 3, Pentium 4, AMD x64, or newer processor 512 MB or above • Hard drives • Operating system • 80 GB internal (ATA, SATA, or SCSI) as primary drive The Windows 7 Operating System • Windows 7 Home Basic (x86 and x64) • Windows 7 Home Premium (x86 and x64) • Windows 7 Professional (x86 and x64) • Windows 7 Ultimate (x86 and x64) • Windows 7 Enterprise (x86 and x64) • Windows 7 Starter (x86) The Windows Vista Operating System • Windows Vista Home Basic with Service Pack 2 (SP2) (x86 and x64) • Windows Vista Home Premium with SP2 (x86 and x64) • Windows Vista Business with SP2 (x86 and x64) • Windows Vista Ultimate with SP2 (x86 and x64) • Windows Vista Enterprise with SP2 (x86 and x64) • Windows Vista Starter with SP2 (x86) The Windows XP Operating System • • Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3 (SP3) • Windows XP Professional with SP3 • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with SP3 Web browsers • Internet Explorer version 6.0, 7.0, or above • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or above 15 Internet connection • 100 Mbps to 1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet connection • Broadband connection (DSL or cable) • Broadband router (DHCP enabled and meets UPnP standards.) • Digital media player for streaming media files • iTunes 7.1 or later • Windows Media Player 10 or later English • English 16 Connect the power cord Plug the power cord into the power connector and the other end into an electrical outlet. 17 Important: Connect the RevoCenter Series to your broadband router with a network cable. Wireless connection to your broadband router is not supported. However, home computers that are connected through a wireless connection is supported. Connect one end of the network cable into the network port and the other end to a Gigabit Ethernet port on a broadband router. English Connect to the home network English 18 Power on the system After making sure that you have set up the system properly and connected all the required cables, you can now power on the system. Press the power button to turn system on. The LED indicators on the front panel will flash, change colors and turn to solid white after startup. To turn off the system, press and hold the power button down for at least four seconds. 19 After setting up your RevoCenter Series, you must install the Windows Home Server Connector on your computer. Note: Prior to installing the Windows Home Server Connector, make sure you have administrator privileges. Refer to the Windows Help for more details on changing your user account settings. 1 Please go to Explorer and find your "RevoCenter" in other devices, then double click the device icon to get started the set up process. 2 Click "download and run the setup wizard" icon. English Install the Windows Home Server Connector on the first computer English 20 3 Click "Download Software for windows" icon to help you connect this computer to the server. After the components are installed, the Windows Home Server Connector installation starts to find and connect to your RevoCenter Series. 21 Note: If Microsoft .Net 4.0 isn't installed on your PC, the Windows Home Server Connector installer will download and install it. This process may take some time. Note: Please ensure your PC's wireless and wired connections are on the same subnet to avoid causing problems when setting up Windows Home Server. English After the installation process is done, there will be a pop up window to ask for password to enter dashboard. English 22 Users You can use the Users tab on the Windows Home Server Dashboard to create a personal user account, enable a guest account, and maintain user accounts on the home server. The options on the User Accounts tab allow you to: • Add - Create a new user account on the home server and set access rights for the user. • Properties - View and change user account properties. • Remove - Delete a user account from the home server. For more information, see User Accounts in the Windows Home Server Dashboard Help. Note: 1. You can only have full access to the shared media folders (Video/Photo/Music) after creating user accounts. Otherwise, you can only read files but not save files to the home server. 2. A personal shared folder is created each time you add a new user account. By default, only this user account has access to the personal shared folder. Users can store personal files in their personal shared folder. This is true even if the guest account is enabled. 23 You must configure your home server for remote access to easily access your files and home computers from anywhere with an Internet connection. You can download files, upload files, connect to your home computers, and administer the home server. To configure the home server for remote access: Important: Only personal user accounts with remote access permissions can log on to the RevoCenter Series home page. 1 Double-click the Windows Home Server icon tray. in the system 2 Log on to the Windows Home Server Launchpad then click Dashboard icon to log in with administrator password. 3 Click Settings. 4 In the navigation pane, select Remote Web Access. 5 Under Router, click Setup to configure your broadband router. Make sure your router supports UPnP standards and the UPnP setting must be enabled on your router for Windows Home Server to automatically configure it. In this step, Windows Home Server configures the persistent port forwarding from your UPnP certified router to your home server, as follows: English Remote Web Access English 24 6 • Port 80 - Connects over your home network to the RevoCenter Series home page using the HTTP protocol. • Port 443 - Connects over your home network to the RevoCenter Series logon page using HTTPS, an encrypted Secure Sockets Layer protocol. • Port 4125 - Connects to your home computers via the remote desktop proxy. Under Domain Name, click Setup to set a personalized domain name for your home server (For example, smithfamily.homeserver.com). A domain name uniquely identifies your home server on the Internet. It is used to connect to your home server while you are away from home. Even if your Internet IP address changes, you can still connect to your home network with your personalized domain name. For example, you could register the name smithfamily.homeserver.com and then use that name to connect to your RevoCenter Series Web site. Note: You need a Windows Live ID to set up a domain name for your home server. 25 Under Customize Remote Web Access, click "Customize" to change logon page and home page links based on your preference. 8 After you configure remote access, test the remote connectivity from outside of your home. Refer to “Access the RevoCenter Series home page” on page 26. English 7 English 26 Access the RevoCenter Series home page After you configure a user account for remote access, you can use a Web browser on a computer that is outside your home to remotely access your home server and home computer. On the RevoCenter Series home page, you can perform the following: • Remotely access the Windows Home Server Dashboard. • Remotely access your home computers. • Remotely download or upload files to shared folders. • Remotely streaming media files. Important: Use Internet Explorer to access and remotely administer your home server over the Web. Some features, such as accessing the home computers or the Windows Home Server Dashboard, are not available when you use other Web browsers. To access the RevoCenter Series home page: Note: You cannot use the guest or administrator account to access the home page. You must log on with a personal user account that is enabled for Remote Access. 1 Double click the Windows Home Server icon in the system tray. 2 Log on to the Windows Home Server Launch Pad then click "Remote Access Icon". 27 Log on with User name and password. The home page include three tabs: • Home - This page appears every time you log on to the Web page. • Computers - Allows you to perform remote administration on the home server and the home computers. To access your home server, click Connect to your Home Server on the Computers tab and enter the administrator password. The Windows Home Server Console interface opens. To access your home computers, click the name of the home computer under the Remote Access to Computers field on the Computers tab. Note: Make sure that the home computer is configured to allow remote access. • Shared Folders - Allows you to access the shared folders you have access privileges over the Internet. • Media Library - Allows you to remote streaming media files that is stored on the default share folders (Pictures/Music/ Videos) • Links - Allows you to link home server blog and communities to acquire useful information English 3 English 28 29 Shared folders are places for you to organize and store files on the home server so that you can share them with other people on your home network. in the system 1 Double-click the Windows Home Server icon tray. 2 Log on to the Windows Home Server Dashboard. 3 Click the Server Folders and Hard Drives icon. 4 Click Server Folders tab then select "add a folder". 5 Type a name and description for the folder and select Location then click Next. 6 Select who can access this folder. 7 Click Close. English Add a shared folder English 30 Access the shared folders on the home server To access the shared folders using the Windows Home Server icon: 1 Right-click the Windows Home Server icon . in the system tray. 2 Click Shared Folders. 3 Double-click a shared folder in the window to open it. 31 The Media settings page allows you to enable or disable Windows Home Server media sharing capabilities. And also the to set up video streaming quality. English Media English 32 Stream audio in Windows Media Player To stream audio in Windows Media Player 11: 1 Make sure that media sharing is enabled. Refer to “Media” on page 31 for more information. 2 Make sure Digital Media Server is enabled. 3 Open the Windows Media Player. 33 Click the Library tab. The Acer RevoCenter Series appears in the navigation pane. 5 Browse or search for the item you want to play, then click the Play button. English 4 English 34 Install the Windows Home Server Connector on the client computers You can follow similar steps to install connector software on other computers. 1 Please go to Explorer and find your home server (with the computer name you have assigned) in other devices, then double click the device icon to get started the set up process. 2 Click "Download Software for windows" icon to help you connect this computer to the server. 35 Enter the Windows Home Server administrator password. 4 Click Next and follow all onscreen instructions until you finish installation. 5 Once installation is complete the Windows Home Server Launch Pad icon appears in the system task tray. English 3 English 36 To install the Windows Home Server connector directly from the home server 1 Open a Web browser. 2 In the address bar, enter http://RevoCenter:65510/connect, where “RevoCenter” is the name of the home server. 3 Under Windows Home Server Connector Setup, click "Download software for windows". 4 Follow all onscreen installation instructions until you finish installation. Note: If Microsoft .Net 4.0 isn't installed on your PC, the Windows Home Server Connector installer will download and install it. This process may take some time. Note: Please ensure your PC's wireless and wired connections are on the same subnet to avoid causing problems when setting up Windows Home Server.