Ramblings of a Home Server User

April 18, 2007

CTP Build 1371 released to the public today.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tom @ 3:56 pm

Today, Microsoft has released Windows Home Server build 1371 to the public beta testers. I have had this build for over a week now and I have been dying to tell people about how much better the CTP build is over Beta 2. The team has passed the visual freeze milestone so the interface of the console is final and they have made many improvements under the hood. Some changes that I would like to highlight are:

  • You can within the console see who is accessing your server with Remote Access.
  • There is now built in support for removing computers that no longer exist.
  • If your computer is not connecting to the server and you would like to disable backups you can disable backups without having to have the machine connected to the server.
  • The usage graph that in Beta 2 would come up after a week, no longer comes up but is still an option on the right-click menu.
  • The console will now tell you the last time that your storage was balanced across all the drives within your Home Server.

So far, this build is much better than Beta 2 but there are still some issues. One of the big ones being a problem with the Console telling you the Backup Service on the server not being running and then backups failing and then you have to reboot the server for the service to restart. If you are experiencing this issue please e-mail me at homeserverblog at gmail dot com

 UPDATE: If you are not already involved in the Home Server beta you can go to http://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer and you can apply for participation.

UPDATE: The direct link to the download is https://connect.microsoft.com/WindowsHomeServer/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=6090



  1. How am I able to disable backups without being connected to the server? The console will not run unless it can connect to WHS.

    Comment by Matt — April 22, 2007 @ 8:17 pm

  2. You are going to have to logon directly to the server and logon as administrator and then open the console.

    Comment by Tom — April 22, 2007 @ 8:21 pm

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