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An update for Windows Home Server is available: August 24, 2010

INTRODUCTION
An update for Windows Home Server is available through Windows Update on August 24, 2010. This update contains fixes to some issues that were found since the release of Windows Home Server Power Pack 3.
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The following issues are fixed in this update.

Issue 1

You cannot restore a client computer without manually creating partitions or mapping the source and destination volume.

After you install this update, you can restore a client computer without manually creating partitions or mapping the source and destination volume. However, to enable this functionality, the following conditions must be true:
  • The backup must be stored on only one disk.
  • The destination computer must have only one hard disk.
  • The hard disk in the destination computer must be equal to or larger in size than the backup.
  • The hard disk drive in the destination computer must be an internal hard disk drive. For example, IDE, SATA or e-SATA.

Issue 2

2048-bit certificates will soon replace 1024-bit certificates. This update enables Home Server users to use 2048-bit certificates before 2048-bit certificates become the industry standard.

After you install this update, you are asked to renew Website certificates if you have already registered the live domain for the websites. After you finish the renewal process, the website certificates are upgraded to 2048-bit.

Issue 3

You cannot change the backup settings if a volume that has backup-excluded folders is not available. In this situation, you must wait until the volume becomes available.

After you install this update, you can remove a missing volume that has backup-excluded folders from the backup process.

Issue 4

You cannot remove all users' permissions from a shared folder. When you try to remove the permissions, the Windows Home Server console reports that the operation succeeds. However, the permissions are not removed.

After you install this update, you can successfully remove all users' permissions from a shared folder. If you tried to perform this operation before you install this update, the permissions will be removed when you restart the computer after you install this update.

Issue 5

You may experience incompatibility issues when you use the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials on Windows Home Server. This is a precautionary update. Windows Home Server is currently not supported by the next version of Microsoft Security Essentials Beta or final release. This update will address some incompatibility issues.

Update information

How to obtain this update

This update is available from the Microsoft Update Web site:Important You cannot obtain this update before August 24, 2010. On August 24, 2010, this update will be installed automatically if you enable the Install updates automatically (recommended option on the computer) option on your computer.

Note You cannot install this update before you have completed the out-of-box experience (OOBE) process.

Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must be running Windows Home Server Power Pack 3.

Registry information

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

Restart requirement

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

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

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: 979453 - Last Review: 01/13/2011 03:28:00 - Revision: 3.0

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