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Update for Windows Home Server Released – Nov ’08

As reported earlier, the Windows Home Server team released a minor software update: “This update improves the interaction between home computers running Windows Vista and a Windows Home Server-based system when copying files or folders that are larger in size than the free space available on the first (or primary) hard drive to a Shared Folder.  Additionally, this update resolves certain issues which can happen when restoring files and folders from Windows Home Server, such as the opening of a Home Computer Backup sometimes stalling at 79% complete.  The update also improves the search functionality when using remote access.”

How to obtain this update? If the Automatic Updates feature is enabled on your home server, the update will be downloaded automatically to your Windows Home Server-based system through Windows Update. Or, in the Windows Home Server Console, you can click Update Now on the General page of your home server Settings page.

After installing the November 2008 update on your home server, your home server will be rebooted and you should see the Version Information incremented to 6.0.1800.24 in the Windows Home Server Console – Settings – Resources page for several of the components.

Additionally, after installing the Windows Home Server Connector software with Power Pack 1 you were given the choice to automatically install new updates of the Connector software from your home server to your home computers.  The November 2008 update requires an update to the Connector software, but it is more or less automatic (assuming you took the option for ‘automatic updates’ during the initial installation of the Connector software).

More Info: Microsoft Knowledge Base

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