New Tech Brief for Windows Home Server with Power Pack 1 Helps You Share Media More Easily

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darrellfjohnson

I've seen some mixed things about it.  MaxPC had some positive reviews when it first came out, but I heard that there was an issue with corrupting data.  Has that been fixed with Power Pack 1 (why did they change the name from Service Pack to Power Pack? Is that only with Home Server 2008, or will we be calling every new Windows release Windows <blank> PP1?

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Marcus_Soperus

Power Pack 1 fixed that nasty file corruption bug, and it's delivered automatically to WHS users via Windows Update if you have a version that predates Power Pack 1. You can also download it manually.

I'm not sure why they called this update a "Power Pack," but don't expect to see the term "Power Pack" replacing "Service Pack."

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Vano

Does Microsoft offers downloading option for trial Windows Home Server? Couldn't find it anywhere...

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Marcus_Soperus

Order a 120-day evaluation CD of Windows Home Server here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/countries.mspx. You pay shipping only.

I used the trial version of WHS when I wrote Chapter 12, "Connecting with Windows Home Server and Other PCs," for my newest book, Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center. I had no problems sharing media stored on WHS with my Windows Media Center rig.

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