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I have 1.8Tb of private photos and videos. I want my family to have access to this files. I'm running a 24/7 home server using Windows 7, users will also have Windows 7.

Note: I don't want to upload photo to any service on the net. I just want to give a private access to my family to access this media. An application (Windows or Web) that handle gallery functionally on the top would be very nice.

Update: The users are not in the same network. They are on Internet.

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Since your family members are not on the same network, I think IIS or Apache might be your best option.

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I'm running IIS 7, but what services should I install on IIS? – Amir Rezaei Dec 3 '10 at 10:56
If an enhanced web interface isn't a must, you could simply serve up the directories containing the files you wish to share. If you do wish to run things like a gallery on top of IIS, I'm not the best person to ask, since I personally only have experience running Apache. Hopefully someone else (or a web search) will be better able to help you with that. – oKtosiTe Dec 4 '10 at 17:35

Windows 7 already has solutions for this; they're very easy to find with a quick search. You can put the shared items into the Public folder, and the default image viewer is a gallery viewer.

Simply enable Public Folder sharing, and put your files into the appropriate folders. Network discovery needs to be On. Details are here.

You may have your data on an external drive and wish to share that instead. Take a look at File Sharing Essentials.

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Apparently the family is not on the same network. – oKtosiTe Dec 2 '10 at 20:40
Ah. It's all in the details, isn't it. – goblinbox Dec 2 '10 at 21:06

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