Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Beta adds Windows 7 support

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  1. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    The update will include several new features that take advantage of features in Windows 7:

    Full Image-based Backups of Windows 7 PCs. After the Windows Home Server Connector is installed on your Windows 7 PCs, Action Center should no longer display that your files are not being backed up.

    Windows 7 Libraries Support. Music, Photos and Videos shared folders from your Windows Home Server will be added to Windows 7 Libraries. Content saved to these shared folders will be able to be quickly accessed through your Windows 7 Libraries. And any application, like Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center, will be able to access content saved on your Windows Home Server through Libraries as well.

    Windows Search 4 is now included. With Windows Search 4, PP3 offers improved query search times, indexing times and reliability. Easy search through a Library in Windows 7 with files stored in multiple locations.
    Windows Media Center Enhancements. Archive old recorded TV shows onto your Windows Home Server in a variety of formats. Use Console Quick View to see statistics about your Windows Home Server through Windows Media Center.

    * Full Image-based Backups of Windows 7 PCs. After the Windows Home Server Connector is installed on your Windows 7 PCs, Action Center should no longer display that your files are not being backed up.
    * Windows 7 Libraries Support. Music, Photos and Videos shared folders from your Windows Home Server will be added to Windows 7 Libraries. Content saved to these shared folders will be able to be quickly accessed through your Windows 7 Libraries. And any application, like Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center, will be able to access content saved on your Windows Home Server through Libraries as well.
    * Windows Search 4 is now included. With Windows Search 4, PP3 offers improved query search times, indexing times and reliability. Easy search through a Library in Windows 7 with files stored in multiple locations.
    * Windows Media Center Enhancements. Archive old recorded TV shows onto your Windows Home Server in a variety of formats. Use Console Quick View to see statistics about your Windows Home Server through Windows Media Center.

    There is no set release date for the Power Pack, but Microsoft states that it will be available shortly after the General Availability of Windows 7. If you’re interesting in being involved as a beta tester, you can sign up as a beta participant at Microsoft Connect. Exisiting Windows Home Server customers will receive Power Pack 3 for free via Windows Update.
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    Windows 7 Center
     
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  2. john3347

    john3347 Extraordinary Member
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    WHS PP2 also supports Windows 7

    I have had my Windows 7 machine connected to my WHS since the first beta came out in January. The very first public beta build appeared on WHS as Vista Ultimate, but that soon changed and it labeled the OS properly as Windows 7 Ultimate. Somewhere about build 7226 I had an occasion to test WHS and it performed properly, saving me from a total wipe-out........twice. (my machine froze and refused to reboot when I shut it down to reboot. I had to do a forced shut-down with the reset button.) WHS saved the day both times. (WHS has saved my butt on other occasions too, but this is a Windows 7 forum.)

    Personally I am quite apprehensive of PP3. From all that I have heard, it is adding a lot of "stuff" trying to be everything to everybody. When this happens, the final product usually winds up being less that it previously was to anybody. Hopefully that does not happen because currently Microsoft has a wonderful product that does what it does quite well. Microsoft, don't screw up a good thing!!!
     

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