An update for Windows Home Server is available: January 25, 2011

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An update for Windows Home Server is available through Windows Update on January 25, 2011. This update contains fixes for eight issues that were found since the release of the Windows Home Server update that was released on August 24, 2010 (KB 979453).
The following issues are fixed in this update.

Issue 1

Assume that you use Windows Internet Explorer 9 to access the computer page of the Windows Home Server Remote Access website. In this situation, your connection fails if your Windows Home Server Remote Access website is not added to the trusted sites zone.

Issue 2

The TV archive add-in in Media Center fails on the TV archive page after you change the calendar to the Japanese format.

Issue 3

The uninstallation process fails on your first attempt to uninstall Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Client Connector from a home computer.

Issue 4

When you shut down a home computer, Windows Home Server may report that antivirus software is not installed or is out of date. This occurs even though the antivirus software is installed and up-to-date.

Issue 5

A home computer that is joined to one of the following servers is not blocked when the computer tries to join Windows Home Server:
  • The next version of Windows Home Server
  • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
  • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
This causes software compatibility issues.

Issue 6

The current version of Identity Client Run Time Library that is included in Windows Home Server contains a potential privacy issue.

Issue 7

A function call may fail if you use the Windows Home Server software development kit (SDK) to retrieve user information on a German or French version of Windows Home Server.

Issue 8

The Remote Access website may be vulnerable to cross-site request forgery attacks.

Update information

How to obtain this update

This update is available from the Microsoft Update website:Important You cannot obtain this update before January 25, 2011. On January 25, 2011, 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.


To apply this update, you must be running Windows Home Server Power Pack 3. Additionally, you must have applied hotfix 979453 to the computer.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

979453 An update for Windows Home Server is available: August 24, 2010

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 hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

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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