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My Movies for Windows Home Server is a special server version of My Movies that is created to operate on Windows Home Servers only. This server version does not come with a client, but holds configuration options in the Home Server Console. The Windows Home Server version comes with a folder monitoring service, as well as a disc copying service, and can be used not only by My Movies, but any client that supports reading My Movies' XML files that are stored in the folders. It off cause also serves as an ordinary server software for My Movies clients.

Clients such as Media Portal, Open Media Library and Niveus Movie Library is all able to read My Movies' XML files, and My Movies for Windows Home Server is therefore recommend for receiving movie meta-data for these clients.


  1. Microsft Windows Home Server, such as an HP MediaSmart server, or any other pre-build or custom configured server running Windows Home Server software.
  2. Optionally, if you want to use the My Movies Disc Copier*, a DVD, Blu-ray and/or HD DVD drive connected either internally, or externally via. USB, Firewire or eSATA. Most Windows Home Servers are not shipped with an optional drive, and for these, an external USB drive with a DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD reading combination is recommended.


  1. Download My Movies for Windows Home Server
  2. Copy the installer file to the "Software\Add-Ins" share on your Windows Home Server.
  3. Open the Windows Home Server console.
  4. Click "Settings", navigate to the "Add-ins" tab and select "Available" tab.
  5. "My Movies for Windows Home Server" should be listed in the list of available programs, clik "Install" to install it. After the installation you will be logged off the console.
  6. My Movies will automatically start downloading and installing the required SQL Server 2005 Express. You will get notices in your tray bar that this is happening. Please do not reboot your Windows Home Server while My Movies is downloading and installing SQL Server. You may use your Windows Home Server console for other things while this process goes on.


If you have not yet re-logged on your Windows Home Server Console after installing My Movies for Windows Home Server, do so now. By navigating to "Settings", you will now see three "My Movies" configuration tabs:

  • "My Movies". This tab contains general My Movies settings, such as "SQL Server" status, "My Movies User Account" and "Country and Data Source" settings. First, log on to your My Movies account in the "My Movies User Account" area - if you do not have a user account, you can create one by signing up on our forums at Secondly, in the "Country and Data Source" area, choose your country for My Movies to be able to provide you as accurate data as possible - you may also choose to download data from United States or United Kingdom if data is not found for your local country.

  • "My Movies Disc Copier". This tab contains settings for the included disc copier, which is created to copy all

* Notice! The My Movies Disc Copier does not copy protected discs.