Hey guys, long time listener, first time poster
I am rebuilding my home network. Here is my goal.
To rip and stream my entire dvd/blu-ray and music collection to all of my computers in my house simultaneously as well as backup, and negotiate my home automation (soon to be, anyway), and work as my dhcp, and if possible, ftp, etc.
Right now, I have a computer I just built specifically for WHS. I am not sure if I should install Vail or WHS? Anyway, I also have an HTPC that I use for my television needs, except television since I have DirecTV and I haven't found a tv tuner card that works with DirecTV.
So, I guess the questions I have are:
1. Do I store all of my media on the HTPC or the server?
2. Do I set the server directly to my modem, then the wireless router behind the server, or do I traditionally set the Modem>Router>Server?
3. Should I use Vail or WHS?