Ramblings of a Home Server User

September 13, 2007

30 days later…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tom @ 7:25 pm

Hey everyone,

I’ve had Windows Home Server up and running now for about a month, and I’ve decided to share my experiences.


Installation from initial boot to Out-of-Box Experience took about an hour. I decided to get the full end user experience, and I decided to run OOBE from one of my home PCs. The OOBE was a pleasant experience, and it contained some nice graphics and “advertisements” about product features.


Most of the bugs that were causing so many problems in the RC, have been fixed in the RTM code. I have not had any issues with the RTM build, and the only times I’ve restarted are if I’ve installed something, or Windows Update has run. Remote Access works like a charm, although I wish that they had had enough time to add a music streaming webpage. But we have WebGuide for that now. 😀

Storage balancing is relatively quicker compared to RC, and the log files that used to take up so much space, truncate themselves at a certain point. I have not had one failed backup, and adding and removing computers works like a charm.

Overall, I would say that Windows Home Server v1 RTM, is probably the best RTM release of a product I have seen in a long time. It is extremely stable, the Home Server components are rock solid, and I am going to be recommending that people purchase Windows Home Server right away!

Any questions, feel free to ask!




  1. Have you tried a restore yet? Either individual files or bare metal?

    Comment by Bill Sharpe — September 23, 2007 @ 8:29 am

  2. Hi Bill,

    I have not tried to a restore yet, but it’s something I’ll be testing shortly.


    Comment by Tom — September 23, 2007 @ 2:12 pm

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