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An update for Windows Home Server v1 will be released on August 24, 2010

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John “Diehard” Zajdler from the Home Server Show just called me and sent me a link for an update of WHS v1 that we can expect to see in a few weeks. This update seems to address some of the issues that have come up since Power Pack 3 was introduced.

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

(979453) – Introduces four issues that are fixed in update (June 22, 2010) for Windows Home Server. These issues were found since the release of Windows Home Server Power Pack 3.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979453

Thank you John for the call and link!

Microsoft states on the web page:

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.

Tim

Timothy Daleo
Timothy Daleohttp://usingwindowshomeserver.com
Timothy Daleo is a Project Resource Analyst and Oracle Applications Trainer in Pasadena, California. In addition to financial analysis, Tim has been developing training materials since 2003 and supporting direct projects through various auxiliary databases since 2005.

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