Our company is looking at a NAS, but how do you manage one without a keyboard?

grayson
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Topic: Networking
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James Gaskin
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Every major NAS vendor includes a web-based administration utility to install and configure their NAS appliance. Clients use a browser interface to connect to and manage the NAS. Some vendors have fancy and colorful administration utilities, and some take a more minimal, function-first approach. All desktop NAS units, however, are designed to be installed and configured by non-IT professionals, so the administration utility includes setup wizards or easy steps for all management needs.

jimlynch
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Hi grayson,

I see someone has answered your question. Here's an article you might find interesting about getting the most out of your NAS. It's probably a good thing to read before you dive into setting up your NAS.

How To Get the Most Out Of Your NAS
http://gizmodo.com/5528815/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-nas

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"So, you just plunked down for some network attached storage. 500GB? 2TB? Doesn't matter! Even the most cavernous NAS is just a dumb brick—if you don't know what to do with it.

Getting a NAS set up as a simple file share is mostly a plug-and-play process. (More on that here.) And in raw form, it's a dead-simple concept: Here's a bunch of storage space that you can share among your home computers, over the network. But with a little work, you can do so much more than that, converting your NAS from a begrudging purchase in the name of caution to a vital piece of your very computing existence."

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