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:
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
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: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:
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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:
To obtain non-English versions of the release documentation, select the appropriate language on this Web site.
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.
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:
An update package is available to improve the setup and configuration of Windows Home Server
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
Files on a home computer that are compressed by using NTFS compression may not be backed up correctly by Windows Home Server
External storage devices are unexpectedly formatted during the initial configuration of Windows Home Server
You may randomly receive a false expiration notice that prompts you to activate Windows Home Server