Maxtor Shared Storage II Vista .ISO Software

This version of the Maxtor Shared Storage easy manager software is compatible with the Windows Vista Operating System only.


  • Step 1

    After downloading and burning the CD ISO image to disk, or if you are using the .zip version from the web site. Insert the CD and click Run Launch.exe after the AutoPlay box displays.

    Note: In the event that the AutoPlay window does not open, click Start Computer. Browse to and select the drive letter associated with the MSS II software. Double-click Launch (may appear as Launch.exe).

  • Step 2

    When the User Account Control window displays, click Allow to continue.

  • Step 3

    Select your Language (e.g. English).

  • Step 4

    Click Install Software.

    The InstallShield Wizard for the Maxtor Quick Start prepares to install.

  • Step 5

    At the Welcome Screen, click Next.

  • Step 6

    Review the License Agreement and Click Yes to proceed.

  • Step 7

    Allow the software to install to the default location as provided (or Browse to a preferred location) and Click Next to install the software.

    The Setup Status window opens as the Maxtor Quick Start Software installs to your

  • Step 8

    When the InstallShield complete window opens click Finish, and restart your system.

    Upon restart, Maxtor EasyManager searches for Shared Storage drives on your network. When found, you will see the Network ID number and IP address for the located drive(s). For example:MSS-000338 (

    Note: If a message appears stating that “No shared Storage drives were found” select the Click here button for more information and a link for troubleshooting tips.

  • Step 9

    Click and highlight the units Serial Number under the Host Name field of the Easy Manager.

  • Step 10

    Click on the Settings button, then select the Advanced Web Page button. The Web User Interface will open.

  • Step 11

    Click on the Run Setup Wizard icon to set the date/time name and password.

  • Step 12

    When finished, close your browser to return to the EasyManager’s Settings screen, and then click the Home button.

  • Step 13

    When the Home screen appears, click on the Create a user account button.

    Step 14

    Choose an account type (Public Account or Private Account / Home or Business), provide the necessary information and click Create. The EasyManage™ software will now create the new user account and the appropriate folders for the account. When finished, a desktop shortcut will appear for this user’s share.