Update Release 2 for WHS v1 Available

Update Release 2 (UR2) for Windows Home Server v1 is available today and will be available from Windows Update and will automatically download as long as you have automatic updates turned on within the console.

UR2 also known as Knowledge Base article 981089 fixes 8 issues with Windows Home Server:

  1. When using Windows Internet Explorer 9 to access the computer page of the Windows Home Server Remote Access website, the connection fails if your Windows Home Server Remote Access website is not added to the trusted sites zone.
  2. If you change you the calendar to the Japanese format the TV archive add-in in Media Center fails on the TV archive page.
  3. The uninstallation process fails on your first attempt to uninstall Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Client Connector from a home computer
  4. When you shut down a home computer, Windows Home Server may report that antivirus software is not installed or is out of date. This occurs even though the antivirus software is installed and up-to-date.
  5. A home computer that is joined to one of the following servers is not blocked when the computer tries to join Windows Home Server, thus causing software compatibility issues:
    • The next version of Windows Home Server
    • Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
    • Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
  6. The current version of Identity Client Run Time Library that is included in Windows Home Server contains a potential privacy issue.
  7. A function call may fail if you use the Windows Home Server software development kit (SDK) to retrieve user information on a German or French version of Windows Home Server.
  8. The Remote Access website may be vulnerable to cross-site request forgery attacks.

Its great news to see that these problems are all fixes in the latest UR1 update for Windows Home Server v1.

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  1. Bob Crook says:

    Note that part of the process is that your Windows Home Server connector software is upgraded. You’ll see a pop up indicating this and while it is happening your WHS tray icon will turn blue.

  2. Xonnel says:

    This update killed remote access to my server. Can access everything local…all looks good. Nobody on the net can hit it. Just a generic error message. Any ideas?

  3. Shel says:

    The update has caused issues with squeezebox. I had no issues before but now my squeezebox connection disconnects after 1 minute and tells me that it can’t find my server. Anyone else having similar issues?

  4. JJU says:

    I am having with upgrading the connector software on 3 different machines. #1 is my desktop running Wondows 7 Pro 64 bit. #2 is my lap top running Windows 7 Home 64 bit and #3 is my old stand by XP 32 bit machine. The connector software will not update on any of the machines. I decided to sacrifice the lap top as a ginny pig and unistalled the connector software and tried installing it again via http://servername:55000 and now I get a HTTP Error 401.3 and can go nowhere from there. I do not want to try this from the desktop as I am at least use the connector to get into the server that way.

    I have been looking at every WHS forum that I know of for help and nothing is working ao I have no idea as to what to fo next.

    BTW the server is an HP EX-470 with the correct versions of upgrades and from the looks of things the upgrade push to the server did work but not the connector. All three computers were off when the patch was sent from Microsoft. Also the server and computers have been rebooted a number of times in this process.

  5. MarioVermeer says:

    Since this week’s update (26-01-2011) I have trouble with some websites, which I want to access on the attached clients. When I disconnect the WHS from the router these websites are back again.
    Anyone a sugeestions what might cause this inconvenience?

    • MarioVermeer says:

      After removing Windows Search 4 from the WHS, I received a Windows Update which, after installation, solved the problems accessing the websites.
      Problem solved!

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