An update for Windows Home Server fixes some reliability issues and lets you obtain a trusted certificate for your Windows Home Server computer during remote access configuration of your personalized domain

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INTRODUCTION

An update package for Windows Home Server is now available. This update lets you obtain a trusted certificate for your home server during remote access configuration of your personalized domain. Additionally, this update resolves some reliability issues in remote access configuration, in home computer backup, in shared-folder functionality, and in server storage.

Note Your personalized domain may resemble the following:
your_name.homeserver.com

Trusted certificate availability

After you apply this update, you may receive a notification that recommends that you update your domain configuration for Windows Home Server remote access. You receive this notification if you have previously run the Domain Name Setup Wizard to configure a personalized domain for your home server. After you update the domain configuration, your home server remote-access site will have a trusted certificate.

After you apply this update, you will no longer receive certificate warnings in the Web browser when you access your Web site by using an external URL, such as https://your_name.homeserver.com. However, if you try to access the same site by using an internal URL, such as https://server_name, you will receive a certificate warning from the browser. This warning will indicate that the name on the certificate does not match the name of the site that you are trying to access.

This behavior occurs because the trusted certificate contains only the external name for your home server remote access Web site. However, when you access your home server across your internal home network by using https://server_name, you can safely ignore this warning after you verify that the URL on the Address bar of the Web browser is indeed that of your home server. Additionally, you can use the external name for a remote access Web site, such as https://your_name.homeserver.com, from both inside and outside your home

Remote Access configuration

The configuration of Windows Home Server Remote Access will display a misleading message if the router's UPnP settings are disabled. This message will be updated after you apply this update package.

Home computer backup technologies

Issue 1

A Delete All command button has been added to the Backup tab on the Windows Home Server Console Settings page. You can use this command to permanently delete all home computer backups that are stored on the home server. The Delete All command can be useful in the following cases:
  • A hard disk fails on the home server.
  • The backup database must be reset because of consistency errors or because of other unforeseen circumstances.

Issue 2

Files on the computer may not be successfully backed up if the latest successful backup is marked as "deletion."

Shared folders and server storage

Issue 1

Data files that contain NTFS alternate data streams may be corrupted on a Windows Home Server computer. For more information, click the following article number943393 to view the article943393 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
943393 Data files that contain NTFS alternate data streams can be corrupted on a Windows Home Server-based computer

Issue 2

You may receive an inconsistent notification when a hard disk that is installed in or connected to a Windows Home Server computer fails. This problem is resolved after you apply this update package.

Issue 3

Windows Home Server Drive Extender may not update read-only attributes from the master shadow to the alternate shadow. Therefore, Microsoft Money backup files may not be successfully stored in Windows Home Server shared folders. This problem is resolved after you apply this update package.

For more information about Windows Home Server Drive Extender, download the "Technical Brief for Windows Home Server Drive Extender" document. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=40c6c9cc-b85f-45fe-8c5c-f103c894a5e2&DisplayLang=en

MORE INFORMATION

Update information

Note This update is replaced by Windows Home Server Power Pack 1.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
944289 Description of the Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 update

How to obtain this update

To obtain this update, visit the following Windows Update Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have Windows Home Server installed.

Restart requirement

You must restart computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other previously released updates.

Registry information

To use this update, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Home Server, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Criticalprocesssource.dll6.0.1500.882,46409-Nov-200713:13
Ddnss.exe6.0.1500.8209,92009-Nov-200712:55
Defilter.sys6.0.1500.829,18409-Nov-200712:56
Homeserverconsoletab.health6.0.1500.8352,256 09-Nov-200712:21
Homeserverconsoletab.health6.0.1500.861,440 09-Nov-200712:55
Homeserverconsoletab.storag 6.0.1500.8593,920 09-Nov-200712:21
Homeserverconsoletab.storag 6.0.1500.877,824 09-Nov-200712:55
Homeservercontrols.dll6.0.1500.8675,840 09-Nov-200712:21
Qsm.exe6.0.1500.8512,512 09-Nov-200712:55
Hsbackup.exe6.0.1500.8474,624 09-Nov-200712:55
Whscommon.dll6.0.1500.8857,120 09-Nov-200713:13
Whsnotificationsource.dll6.0.1500.8126,97609-Nov-200712:55

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

Windows Home Server is a consumer product that provides a simple, reliable way to organize, to share, and to protect digital images, music, video, and personal documents.

For more information about Windows Home Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 941914 - Last Review: July 24, 2008 - Revision: 3.1
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