Posts tagged: Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server out!

By , October 18, 2007 8:42 pm

Available at, it cost US$189.99 (aprox SG$278).

What is Home Server anyway?

Windows Home Server RC

By , June 13, 2007 7:14 am

Windows Home Server Release Candidate is now out and available to download at Microsoft Connect.

Windows Home Server – Sneak Preview Part 1

By , May 6, 2007 6:21 pm

I finally had the time to install the Windows Home Server (WHS), two months after gotten invited into the beta program. Since the CTP version is already out, there is no point for me to try out the beta anymore. So, here comes the CTP.

As mentioned in my earlier post Servers aren’t for enterprise environment only, WHS offers a centralize backup center for you home computers as well as a file server.

System Requirements – Minimun

  • 1 GHz Pentium 3 or equivalent
  • 512MB RAM
  • 40GB of empty harddisk space
  • 100Mbps Ethernet network interface card

System Requirements – Recomended

  • Pentium 4 or equivalent
  • 512MB RAM
  • 300GB of empty harddisk space
  • 100Mbps or higher Ethernet network interface card

As WHS is going to do backups of your computers and act as a file server, I would recommend a Gigabit Ethernet connections between the WHS and the computers if possible.

Supported Operating Systems for Home Computers
The following operating systems for home computers are supported to work with Windows Home Server:

  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home N (European Union only)
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business N (European Union only)
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows XP Home with SP2
  • Windows XP Professional with SP2
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with SP2 and Rollup 2
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with SP2
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 with SP2
  • Windows XP Tablet Edition with SP2

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Windows Home Server CTP

By , April 19, 2007 7:38 pm

Home Server CTP is available to download for all beta user. If you are not in the beta program and wishes to try out this new OS, fear not. Microsoft has reopened the recruitment for beta testers. You can try your luck by filling up the survey and pray that you get invited. More at Microsoft Connect: Windows Home Server.

Invitation to Home Server Beta

By , March 2, 2007 10:26 pm

The long awaited invitation email had finally reached my mailbox.

Greetings from the Windows Home Server Team

You have been approved to be in the Windows Home Server Beta program.

To accept this invitation and apply to become a member of this program, please follow these steps:

1) Use your Internet connection to visit the Microsoft Connect Web site (

2) Click Invitations on the Connect menu.

3) You will need to sign in using a valid Windows Live ID before you can continue to the Invitations page.

4) Enter your Invitation ID in the box.Your invitation ID is: (~’ ‘)~-(^_^)-~(‘ ‘~)

5) Click Go.

6) If you have already registered on Microsoft Connect do NOT complete a new registration form. Login with your Windows Live ID associated to your account.

Refer to my previous post for information on Home Server.

Servers aren’t for enterprise environment only

By , January 9, 2007 2:07 pm

Microsoft had just accounce a new server platform, designed for home. Introducing the Windows Home Server, it works just like how servers works in the enterprise environment, but at a very much smaller scale.

The Home Server acts as a central storage for your home needs, storing your documents, pictures, music and videos (regardless where you get them from). It also acts as a disaster recovery center, the Home Server is able to backup every single bit of data from all your computers, allowing your to restore files or the entire PC.

What’s more, Windows Home Server can and might be part of your home entertaiment setup, with the ability to stream media, send music, photos and video to the Xbox360 or other supported digital media receiver on your home network.

According to InsideMicrosoft, Windows Home Server Beta 2 will be released on the January 22. Projected date for the Release Candidate as May 15 and the Release to Manufacturing on June 22.

InsideMicrosoft had provided a great deal of details on the features provided by the Home Server.

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