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:

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.

Usability:

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!

-Tom

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2 Comments »

  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.

    -Tom

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


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