Ramblings of a Home Server User

September 23, 2007


Filed under: Uncategorized — Tom @ 12:54 am

Here are the answers to some questions I keep seeing multiple times in the forums and in other places around the internet.

1. Where is the 64-bit Windows Home Server Connector?

The 64-bit connector is under development. There is currently no timeline for a beta or even final release. The development will take some time, please be patient, and there will be updates provided at a later date.

2. Where is the Evaluation Edition of Windows Home Server?

The Windows Home Server Evaluation Edition will be available shortly. It will be a 120-day evaluation copy, and will only be offered as a disk kit, which will be orderable for a nominal fee from Microsoft.com

3. My upgrade from RC to RTM is taking a long time? Is this normal?

Yes, the upgrade can take some time especially if you have large amounts of data. The upgrade needs to rebuild the index of all your data, and also create the reparse points on the primary drive for all data that is on drives managed by Windows Home Server. Remember that after you have completed the upgrade, you will need to re-create users, shares, add-ins, and any other customizations you have made to your Windows Home Server.

4. I am using SATA hard drives, but when I start Home Server Setup, none of my drives are listed. What do I need to do so that my drives are detected by setup?

You may need to install controller drivers for your SATA controller. To do this, you will need to download either the Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 (preferably) drivers for your controller, and then copy them to a flash drive, and in setup, when you are prompted to load drivers, browse to the flash drive, and then select the drivers for your controller, and then your drives should be detected and you should be able to complete setup successfully.

5. Will the evaluation kit be able to be mailed to US Military APO addresses?

I do not know if the evaluation kits can be mailed to APO addresses. I’ve sent e-mail to those that may know the answer, and as soon as I have a response I will update the answer to this question.

If anyone has any other questions, feel free to use the Contact page to send me your questions or go ahead and comment on the post.

Happy Serving!



1 Comment »

  1. Will the evaluation kit be mailable to US Military APO addresses?

    Comment by Bill Sharpe — September 23, 2007 @ 8:26 am

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