Guidance Connecting Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Windows Home Server 2011/2007

Now that Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been released, Microrsoft posted a step-by-step walkthrough to help customers testing the new client platform with Windows Home Server. Note this is for testing purpose only. Installing beta product in a production environment is not recommended or fully supported. "We are actively investigating solutions to ensure compatibility between […]

Now that Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been released, Microrsoft posted a step-by-step walkthrough to help customers testing the new client platform with Windows Home Server.

Note this is for testing purpose only. Installing beta product in a production environment is not recommended or fully supported.

"We are actively investigating solutions to ensure compatibility between RTM version of Windows 8 client computer and Windows Home Server," posted Ning on Windows Home Server team blog.

Follow the guidance below to connect Windows 8 Consumer Preview (CP) to Windows Home Server:

1. Guidance for Windows Home Server 2011

Major functionalities work well when Windows 8 Consumer Preview connects with Home Server 2011, below are 4 known issues you might experience during Beta testing:

Issue 1

You need to enable .net 3.5 on windows 8 in order to join WHS 2011

o Issue 2
Power setting of Client backup may not work.

o Issue 3
The thumbnail of picture folder is not displayed properly on Remote Web Access page.

o Issue 4
When you try to access the share folders from home group joined client computer, you are prompted for credential.

For how to workaround these issues, please see this Wiki.

2. Guidance for Windows Home Server (2007 version)

Major functionalities work well when Windows 8 Consumer Preview connects with Home Server (2007 version), below are 2 known issues you might experience during Beta testing:

o Issue 1

When the Windows 8 client computer is connected to Windows Home Server, if you use Windows Live ID to log on, you need to provide additional user credentials for accessing the server resources.

o Issue 2

Windows Home Server Client Connector setup may not install the OEM client software.

For how to workaround these issues, pleasesee this Wiki.

[Via: WHS blog]