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  • ...that Windows XP build 2223 had commented out code in its Business theme file that would allow the user to configure different colors based on its settings?
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Windows Home Server (codenamed Quattro) is a home server solution developed by Microsoft. It is based on the Windows Small Business Server 2003 codebase. It was first released to manufacturing on 16 July 2007 and was made generally available on 4 November 2007. It aimed to help families back up important information by incorporating a server. The operating system was short-lived, with support having ended on 8 January 2013. It was succeeded by Windows Home Server 2011.

A key functionality of Windows Home Server is the Console, which allows the administrator to configure certain aspects of the server (such as managing computers in a network, viewing the status of disk drives and the ability to create and modify user accounts) through a dashboard application. Users can remotely log onto an online server dashboard, have personal file shares on the server, and can post images to the Internet using the embedded website function — all of which is achieved by using the Home Server Connector software.


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