An update package is available to improve the setup and configuration of Windows Home Server

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An update package for Windows Home Server is available. This update package improves setup and configuration of Windows Home Server-related products such as Windows Home Server Connector and Windows Home Server Remote Access. Additionally, this update package changes the way that home computer backup technologies handle network interruptions.

This update package includes the following improvements:
  • Windows Home Server Connector installation
    The installation of Windows Home Server Connector may fail because of the firewall software that has been installed on the computer. This package updates the Windows Home Server Connector software and the corresponding Help files to help you identify and troubleshoot firewall software issues and incorrect proxy server settings.
  • Remote Access configuration and troubleshooting
    The configuration of Windows Home Server Remote Access may fail because of different factors. This package updates the remote access configuration steps and the corresponding Help files. This improvement helps you troubleshoot issues that occur with home network routers, with firewalls, and with other broadband implementations.
  • User Account tab
    This package updates the User Account tab. This improvement gives you more information when you use the Windows Home Server-related products for the first time.
  • Home computer backup technologies
    Network interruptions may occur in a home network environment because of connectivity problems. This update improves the backup technologies in Windows Home Server to help you back up data when a network interruption occurs. Backup operations can continue after a network connection is restored.
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

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


There are no prerequisites.

Restart requirement

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

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other previously released updates.

Registry information

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, 32-bit version
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Whsconnector-eval.msiNot applicable12,194,81606-Sep-200711:10Not applicable
Whsconnector-oem.msiNot applicable12,194,81606-Sep-200711:10Not applicable
Whs_consolehelp.chmNot applicable451,34630-Aug-200719:06Not applicable
More information
Windows Home Server is a consumer product that provides a reliable way to share and protect digital images, music, video, and personal documents.

Windows Home Server also provides a backup and restore function and centralized expandable storage for data. Windows Home Server lets you access a home server or a personal computer from anywhere. Unlike other home storage solutions, backup tools, and remote access tools that are currently available, Windows Home Server offers unprecedented simplicity and ease of use.

For more information about Windows Home Server, visit the following Microsoft Web site: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

Article ID: 941913 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 17:26:10 - Revision: 3.0

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