WebFolders4WHS enables a secure remote file access method that utilizes existing Windows Server components to provide a drag and drop file access experience similar to what already exists when accessing a Home Server locally, even when working remotely.
A working copy of Windows Home Server
Software Update for Web Folders (KB907306)
The need to easily access Home Server shares remotely
Windows clients require the following update: Software Update for Web Folders (KB907306) to enable secure access.
A user can access your new web folders in three different ways, from the Home Server Console, through Internet Explorer or directly on the client machine in either Windows directly or through Internet Explorer.
From the Home Server Console
Select Web Folders tab
Right click on a Web Enabled share and select Open
Provide credentials that have access to the share on the Windows Home Server
Under Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 a user may map a network drive (with drive letter) to a remote Windows Home Server using WebFolders4WHS
In My Computer, click Map Network Drive button
Select desired drive letter
Type in desired URL (if local working locally to your server, you can use https://server/WebFoldersShare if you accepted all defaults previously) and click Finish button
Provide user credentials if prompted
Click yes to any certificate warnings
Your network drive will now be listed in My Computer
While this add-in can uninstalled via the Settings -> Add-ins page of the Home Server Console, it makes some configuration changes to your system when first setup, changes that are not automatically removed when the add-in is uninstalled, instead use of the Web Folders settings page is necessary first.
If the add-in has been uninstalled without first removing the configuration, it is recommended that the add-in be reinstalled solely so that the required settings page is available.
The add-in’s configuration has now been removed and it is safe to uninstall the add-in.
If the built in removal methods and instructions for their use are insufficient or some other system configuration change or other issue prevents the normal removal of Web Folders 4 WHS, manual instructions are available here however their use is NOT recommended unless absolutely necessary.
In order to upgrade from a previous version to an updated version, one does not have to go through the full removal and uninstall process, instead they need only uninstall the previous version and install the new one:
Launch Windows Home Server Console
Select Add-ins tab
Select Installed Tab
Locate WebFolders4WHS and click Uninstall button
Close Home Server Console
Download an updated copy of WebFolders4WHS.msi and copy to \\\Software\Add-Ins directory on you Home Server
WebFolders4WHS is provided as-is without any warranty, either express or implied and uses multiple unsupported subsystems of Windows Home Server and could possibly render your server inoperable in a manor that neither Microsoft Product Support or of your OEM would be able to assist you with short of a complete reinstallation.
By using this add-in you acknowledge that you are using this software at your own risk and that its author will not be held responsible should it cause adverse effects.