Web Client: Main Interface, Configuration, and Controls
The main power of the TS-101 and TS-201 NAS Servers lies in their Web Client software. This component is the one stop option to configuring each server's features to fit the end-user's intended uses. The interface is essentially the same for both devices, save for the Device Configuration menu which handles the hard drive setup based on each units capabilities. The main screen is accessed by entering the unite's IP address into a browser. From the main window, the interface provides quick access to the main administration page for advanced configuration options as well as a quick link to change the system password. Additionally, four major components are accessible from the main screen, the Web File Manager, Web Server, Multimedia Station and Download Station.
When clicking any item, the unit requires that a valid log in be entered. We'll start by reviewing the key features of the administration page. On this page there are 8 key components; Quick Configuration, System Settings, Network Settings, Device Configuration, User Management, Network Share Management, System Tools and Event Logs. The Quick Configuration menu is essentially a web-based representation of the original set up options we were presented with during initial setup. Here the server's basic setup options are outlined in six steps, including Server Name, changing the administration password, setting system date and time, entering network settings and initializing the hard drive.
The User Management screen offers control over the creation and management of Users, User Groups, Password changing and assigning users to specific user groups. Disk storage limitations through quota settings can be applied globally or on a per user basis as needed. Another feature is to set a private share on the server that is only visible to a particular user.
The System Settings window offers control over many of the same options set with the Quick Configuration. Here the Server name can be changed, date and time set and encoding options configured. There is also a summary window to review current settings. The Network Share Management is a tool for creating, deleting and restoring network shares. Share paths can also be changed and access rights management specified as well.