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Today we saw a release of Windows Home Server Power Pack 1.

So, what’s new?

  • Windows Vista x64 bit client,
  • option to repair backup database,
  • backup of home server Shared Folders (I don’t need, I prefer Jungle Disk for off-site backup),
  • and, of course, fixed dreaded data corruption bug that everyone feared but no-one got bitten by,
  • plus better performance, lower power consumption and other things we can’t really see.

If you were putting off getting WHS for your home, now is the time! It’s the best solution for home storage & backup by far. I use it for a while now and I still love it. If you can’t buy it off-shelf, head to eBay.com.

So, what happens when you upgrade?

  • You have to install new version of connector software on all computers. Simple, fast, semi-automatic.
  • You’ll have to update remote access setting. Simply reconfigure with wizard and it’s done in a snap.
  • You’ll probably have to change users password for remote access, since now they have to be (very strong).

All in all 10 minutes of your time.

Download: Windows Home Server Power Pack 1

More info: Description of the Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 update, Windows Home Server Release Documentation

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 11:15 PM | Filed under: Software Gadgets |
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