February 2009 Update for Windows Home Server

The latest update for Windows Home Server (KB961030) is available and will be automatically deployed via Windows/Microsoft Update.

This February 2009 update resolves 3 issues with Windows Home Server:

  1. If the Home Server Connector shared software folder had been improperly modified or deleted then the user may have encountered problems on their home computers after an update was applied to their home server.
    This update improves the process by which the Windows Home Server Connector Software gets updated, by repairing and replacing the Microsoft provided files in the Home Server Connector Software folder with the ones shipped by Microsoft BUT not those that are shipped by a hardware manufacturer from whom a user may have purchased their home server.
  2. When restoring files and folders from a Home Computer Backup certain issues could occur. This update provides new functionality to help alleviate the Home Computer Backup process stalling when reaching 79% to 81% complete. Windows Home Server, such as the opening of a Home Computer Backup stalling at 79% to 81% complete.
  3. Before running this update some users reported being unable to open a home computer backup from the Windows Home Server Console after running the backup database repair process. This update also allows the home computer backups to be opened whether the home computer backup database repair wizard has been run or not.

Once updated the version information in the console will show:

Windows Home Server Console: 6.0.1800.0
Windows Home Server Backup & Restore: 6.0.1800.36
Windows Home Server Drive Extender: 6.0.1800.24
Windows Home Server Remote Access: 6.0.1800.0
Windows Home Server Storage Manager: 6.0.1800.24

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  1. Claes says:

    Unfortunately the 24 Feb update managed to totally corrupt my EX470 server:

    The configuration file:
    C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP MediaSmart Server\HP MediaSmart Server.ini

    Is almost blanked out. The result is that backups are not working properly, I get endless reports about hardware failures: cpu is overheating 37C it should be in the range 0 to 0. Problems with the fans 1476rpm shold be in the range 0 to 0, and so on.

    So I am not a happy owner today. I have to to try and restore an old version of HP MediaSmart Server.ini and hope for the best…


  2. subserverant says:

    useful comments will not be tolerated!

  3. XP Ann Arbor says:

    Good stuff.

    I saw something like this in SE Michigan recently on machine in for repair.

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