An update for Windows Home Server with Power Pack 1 was released February 24, 2009

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INTRODUCTION

This update improves the process by which the Windows Home Server Connector software is updated. Additionally, this update resolves certain issues that may occur when you are restoring files and folders from Windows Home Server. For example, when you try to open a Home Computer Backup file, the process may stall at 79 to 81-percent complete.

MORE INFORMATION

This update contains the following improvements.

Windows Home Server Connector software

Users who have either modified or deleted the Home Server Connector Software folder in their home server’s shared Software folder may encounter problems on their home computers after an update is applied to their home server. Going forward, if the Home Server Connector Software folder has been improperly modified or accidentally deleted, future updates to the home server software will repair and replace the Microsoft-provided files in the Home Server Connector Software folder. Only those files that are shipped by Microsoft will be replaced, not those files that are shipped by a hardware manufacturer from whom a user may have purchased his or her home server.

We strongly recommend that you do not alter the Home Server Connector Software folder. If you decide to reorganize or modify the Home Server Connector Software folder, you may lose the functionality that is provided by your hardware manufacturer.

Home computer backup and restore

Issue 1

Some users may encounter issues when they restore files and folders from a Home Computer Backup file. This update provides new functionality to help prevent the Home Computer Backup process from stalling when it reaches a status of 79 to 81-percent complete.

Issue 2

After they run the backup database repair process, some users cannot open a Home Computer Backup file from the Windows Home Server Console. After you apply this update, you can open home computer backups whether the home computer backup database repair wizard has been run or not.

Update information

How to obtain this update

If the Automatic Updates feature is enabled on your home server, the update will be downloaded automatically to your Windows Home Server-based system through Windows Update. Or, in the Windows Home Server Console, you can click Update Now on the General tab of your home server Settings page.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 installed.

Preinstallation requirement

Before you install this update, make sure that you are not running home computer backup.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you may have to restart the computer.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other previously released updates.

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Article ID: 961030 - Last Review: February 24, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
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