Windows Home Server Power Pack 2 – RTM

The Windows Home Server Team have Announced Power Pack 2. Allegedly, starting today, Power Pack 2 is to be made available via Windows Update. I’ll be checking out my home server this evening, when I get home and keep you posted.

I’m guessing (and hoping) that PP2 will be able to correctly detect a Windows 7 client.

Edit: Yes it does recognise Windows 7 as a client ๐Ÿ™‚

Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 – RTM

Power Pack 1 – Come and get it!, that’s what the WHS team blog says. Power Pack 1 has been released to manufacturing and can now be downloaded from the Microsoft Download Center.

PS. If you had previously installed the Release Candidate, then you’ll need to un-install this first and if your just lazy and have windows update enabled for your server, then you should receive it automatically some time in August.


And it even look’s like Apple are getting in on all the Home Server goodness coming out of Microsoft at the moment ๐Ÿ™‚

Take a look at this link to find out how to turn your Mac Mini into a Windows Home Server (and put it to a good use ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 Release Candidate

Well, I’ve been away on vacation for a week and I’ve come back to find that the release candidate of Power Pack 1 is now available. So I’ve just finished upgrading my server and performing the first backup of my Vista x64 laptop ๐Ÿ™‚ using the new x64 WHS Connector software, needless to say, this took a long time as a first backup (of a 250GB drive over wifi) but at least it all worked.

Minor FireflyWHS update

Just a quick post to let you all know I have made a small update to the FireflyWHS setting plug-in to fix a problem reported over at the Firefly Media Server forums. In certain situations the plug-in would say that the Firefly service would need to be restarted, even though no changes had been made to it’s configuration, hopefully this is now fixed. Take a look at the bottom of my FireflyWHS page for the download link.