Update Rollup 1 for Windows Home Server 2011 is available


Update Rollup 1 for Windows Home Server 2011 is available. This article describes the new feature and some of the updates that are included in this update rollup.

Important This update rollup contains server-side fixes. In addition to this update package, you must also install the client-side package on all client computers. For more information about the client-side package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2554637  The client-side package for Update Rollup 1 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, for Windows Home Server 2011, and for Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is available

Feature that is included in Update Rollup 1 for Windows Home Server 2011 

This update adds an alert that reminds you to enable Microsoft Update. The alert appears after you install Windows Home Server 2011 and complete the "Getting Started" tasks on a computer. The alert displays the following message:
Microsoft Update is not enabled

Microsoft Update is not enabled on this computer. You will not be notified when updates for other Microsoft products are available

Resolve this alert

To enable Microsoft Update for this computer:

1. Open the server Dashboard.
2. On the Home page, click GETTING STARTED TASKS.
3. Click Get updates for other Microsoft products.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Major issues that are resolved by this update

Issue 1

You cannot register a Remote Web Access domain name that contains two or more root domain levels (such as testuser.co.uk). Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
The domain name is not valid
This domain name is invalid. Ensure that the domain name and the extension are correct, and then try again.

Issue 2

In the Alert Viewer window, you select an alert, and then you click Ignore the alert to stop receiving notifications for this alert. However, the notifications still appear.

Issue 3

The Client Deployment Wizard fails with an authentication failure if one of the following conditions is true:
  • The server password contains a backslash and a double quotation mark (\").
  • The server password ends with a backslash (\).
  • The server password contains a double quotation mark (") but does not end with a double quotation mark.
Note This issue occurs only on client computers that are running the following operating systems:
  • Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

Issue 4

When the server and the clients are in an OpenDNS network environment, you cannot connect to the server or the clients through the Remote Web Access webpage. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following:
Remote Desktop can't find the computer <name>.

Issue 5

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a server that is running Windows Home Server 2011.
  • You change the current system time to a time that is earlier than the time that you installed Windows Home Server 2011.
  • You restart the server.
  • You change the system time back to the original setting.
In this scenario, the machine certificate becomes invalid and cannot be recovered. Additionally, most of the Windows Server services do not start after the server restarts.

Issue 6

When the machine certificate is changed incorrectly or is removed, you are not prompted by any troubleshooting measures. After you install this update, an automatic process tries to resolve this issue. If this issue cannot be resolved automatically, the dialog box gives you a link to a troubleshooting website. The website provides the latest solutions and updates for the kind of issue that you are experiencing.

Issue 7

A backslash (\) may be displayed incorrectly in Korean or Japanese content.

Issue 8

"Connect site" is translated incorrectly in a non-English dashboard.

Issue 9

Some important non-English instructions or guides are truncated in a non-English dashboard or wizard.

More Information

Update information

How to obtain this update

To download this update, visit the following Microsoft website:


To install this update, you must be running Windows Home Server 2011.

Registry information

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

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

Removal information

To remove this update, use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel. Additionally, you must uninstall the client-side package (KB2554637) from all client computers.

Note The new "Microsoft Update is not enabled" alert must be manually removed from all client computers. 


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