So I installed uTorrent as a service on my Windows Home Server 2011 box and I thought I’d share how I accomplished that.
I used two a mixture of guides from Pravesh including
- Installing uTorrent on WHS Vail as a Service
- The “Install and Configure” section of the “How to Install uTorrent on Windows Home Server“
The entire process is actually quite easy and similar to the Dropbox as a service procedure. The above guides are excellent, but for those who would like a concise version of the instructions, you can find it here. The main difference between Jack’s guides is the fact that Pravesh uses a separate “Torrent” user account instead of the “Local Service” account. I did the former.
The end result is a convenient and easy to use Torrent download system where I can either:
- Start a download by dropping the .torrent file into my dedicated “Torrent Share” directory
- Start a download by logging into the uTorrent web interface and uploading a torrent file manually
Once the downloads are completed, I can move them to the appropriate share.
It’s the simplicity of the Torrent clients found on NAS boxes like the DNS-323, but with the complete options and features found in uTorrent. I love it!