Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 available

By on July 21, 2008, 4:40 PM
The Windows Home Server Team announced on their blog the availability of the Power Pack 1 for that OS on the Microsoft Download Center. Additionally the patch has been released to manufacturing and is expected to become available through Windows Update beginning next month.

With its relatively short life, Windows Home Server has got a mildly positive reception, though it has been limited to a small number of OEM systems and Microsoft hardcore users willing to experiment with it for the most part. WHS is designed to sit in the middle of multiple connected PCs within a household to offer file sharing, automated backups, and remote access.

Much like its Service Pack counterparts, the Power Pack 1 provides a number of enhancements and fixes including support for home computers running Windows Vista x64 editions, backup of home server Shared Folders, improvements to remote access, more efficient power consumption and better performance. The biggest fix corresponds to a well documented data corruption bug on Home Server systems that contain more than one hard drive.

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AlterEgoist said:
I've been waiting for the DE bug fix before I bought my MediaSmart Server. I signed up for the beta program, and have been very happy with the system. It's already saved me some grief after my kids' hard drive failed last week. The folks at helped me with some add-ins and other tips. Be sure and look at the comments there about how to un-install the beta before downloading the new PP1. The HP Update also adds a free trial version of McAfee.
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