Description of the Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 update

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INTRODUCTION

The Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 update is available now. Power Pack 1 provides a range of improvements. These include the following:
  • Support for home computers that are running Windows Vista x64 editions
  • Backup of Home Server shared folders
  • Improvements to remote access
  • More efficient power consumption
  • Improved performance
Additionally, this update resolves the data corruption issue that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
946676 When certain programs are used to edit or transfer files that are stored on a Windows Home Server-based computer that has more than one hard drive, the files may become corrupted

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How to obtain this update

Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 will be available through Windows Update in several weeks. The update will be automatically downloaded to your Windows Home Server computer through Windows Update if the Automatic Updates feature is enabled on your home server. Or, you can click Update Now on the Settings tab of the Windows Home Server Console.

If you want to install Power Pack 1 before it is available through Windows Update, download the following update package, and then manually apply it. The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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How to obtain the release documentation for Windows Home Server Power Pack 1

The release documentation for Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 contains new information to help you set up and run Windows Home Server Power Pack 1.

To obtain the English version of the release documentation, visit the following Microsoft Download Center Web site:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=84725
To obtain non-English versions of the release documentation, select the appropriate language on this Web site.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have Windows Home Server installed. If you have a beta version or a release candidate version of Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 installed, you must uninstall these preliminary versions before you install this final version of Windows Home Server Power Pack 1.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update replaces the updates that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
941913 An update package is available to improve the setup and configuration of Windows Home Server
941914 An update for Windows Home Server lets you obtain a trusted certificate for your Windows Home Server computer during remote access configuration of your personalized domain
950190 Files on a home computer that are compressed by using NTFS compression may not be backed up correctly by Windows Home Server
943447 External storage devices are unexpectedly formatted during the initial configuration of Windows Home Server
946146 You may randomly receive a false expiration notice that prompts you to activate Windows Home Server

REFERENCES

For more information about software update terminology, 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: 944289 - Last Review: July 21, 2008 - Revision: 1.1
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